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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-13-07 11:14 PM
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Santa Clara County supervisors pass torture resolution
Source: San Jose Mercury News

Santa Clara County threw its support behind a proposed law that would ban a San Jose-based company from planning and scheduling flights for the CIA - flights that critics charge end in torture.

The Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 Tuesday to support legislation in the House of Representatives that would make it illegal to transfer people from the United States for detention in countries were torture is a common practice. Supervisor Don Gage was the solo no vote on the resolution.

Jeppesen Dataplan Inc., which has offices in downtown San Jose, helped the CIA get fly-over and landing permits for flights that took detainees to countries like Morocco and Egypt where torture is common, according to a lawsuit filed in May by the American Civil Liberties Union. The company is said to have also helped plan itineraries and lodging for the crews on the so-called "extraordinary rendition" flights.

Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_7713769?ncli...
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caligirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:25 AM
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1. Yeah! Well I'm proud of these guys.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 03:18 AM
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2. So they'd rather have clean consciences than to rake in the money the Jeppersen Dataplan,Inc
company can pour out to them. Is that so?

Well, GOOD FOR THEM. If only our country had far, FAR more people who are NOT hate-filled, nasty, greedy, war-mongering, morally dead idiots.

This is something to celebrate.
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:17 AM
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3. This is excellent
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 04:18 AM by YankeyMCC
this is how 'grass roots' or true democracy can work to save this nation. Even if the criminals at the top want to do something illegal if no one who actually does the work agrees to do it then they are powerless.

It's very much like the early Militia/guardsmen who were activated for Federal service in the War of 1812 and at first refused to cross the border into Canada.
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crickets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:56 AM
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4. Amazing. Congress does nothing, but a local county will.
Well done, Santa Clara! Get the law passed and make sure it sticks.
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