Saturday, November 15, 2003

U.S. = State terrorism -- lawless seizure, filthy torture, official murder -- is simply accepted, a part of "normal life"  

Global Eye -- The Inhuman Stain
Friday, Nov. 14, 2003. Page XII - By Chris Floyd

There is a horrible scandal eating away the heart of the American body politic. Among the many corrupted currents loosed upon the nation by the Bush Regime, this scandal is perhaps the worst, for it abets all the others and breeds new pestilence, new perversions at every turn.

For 10 months, Arar was held in a dank cell in Syria: a "grave," he called it, a closet-sized unlighted hole filled with cat and rat piss falling down from the grating overhead. He was beaten, often with electrical cable, for weeks on end, kept awake for days, made to witness and hear even more exquisite tortures applied to other prisoners.


Friday, November 14, 2003


Dead Woman Who Accused Bush of Rape-11/12/2003 16:37

Margie Schoedinger dies as a result of a gunshot wound to the head

Margie Schoedinger, the woman who allegedly filed a lawsuit against George W. Bush in December 2002, claiming that she had been raped, has died of a gunshot wound to the head, registered officially as "suicide".

Margie Schoedinger of Missouri City, Texas has filed a lawsuit against George W. Bush in Fort Bend County Court. In her suit she is alleging "race based harassment and individual sex crimes committed against her and her husband." The suit lists numerous offenses and asks for actual damages, punitive damages and judgments against George W. Bush.



Office of the County Clerk, Fort Bend County, Texas



Gore Vidal Interviewed 

by Marc Cooper

Do you not think of Bush and Ashcroft as Americans?

GORE VIDAL: I think of them as an alien army. They have managed to take over everything, and quite in the open. We have a deranged president. We have despotism. We have no due process.


100,000 Deaths Expected in An Imminent Attack Against the U.S.  

Al-Qa'ida Commander in Iraq: 'A Terror Attack Against the U.S. With 100,000 Deaths is Imminent;
We Ordered the Riyadh Bombing'

In regard to rumors about a large-scale attack against the U.S. during the month of Ramadan, Al-Hijazi said that "a huge and very courageous strike" will take place and that the number of infidels expected to be killed in this attack, according to primary estimates, exceeds 100,000.


Thursday, November 13, 2003

Bush Flunks Schools 

by Susan Ohanian - Posted November 13, 2003

The ESEA [No Child Left Behind Act] is like a Russian novel. That's because it's long, it's complicated, and in the end, everybody gets killed. --Scott Howard, former superintendent, Perry, Ohio, public schools

At first, many people liked the sound of "No Child Left Behind," President Bush's education plan. Who could object? The press and the public responded positively to the sentiment--until the failure-to-measure-up labels started rolling in. But now, New York Times education columnist Michael Winerip says NCLB (pronounced "nicklebee") "may go down in history as the most unpopular piece of education legislation ever created."


If you need 5,000 Policeman to Protect you, you need to start asking yourself come serious questions. 

5,000 police to protect Bush in £5m operation
By John Steele and George Jones

More than 5,000 police officers will be on duty in London next week for the state visit of President Bush, in one of the biggest security operations seen in the capital.


The Metropolitan Police operation, which is likely to cost at least £5 million!!!



Overworked employees are fed up: a survey finds 8 out of 10 Americans want a new job. 

By Leslie Haggin Geary, CNN/Money Staff Writer

New York (CNN/Money) - Ready to quit? You have plenty of company.

Many employees are overworked, stressed out, fed up -- and eager to quit their jobs once the economy picks up. In fact, worker angst is so pronounced that it has surprised even the most tuned-in human resource professionals.

Consider, for example, that more than eight in 10 workers plan to look for a new job when the economy heats up, according to a survey by the Society for Human Resource Professionals. While there's a difference between looking for a new gig and actually jumping ship, that kind of number is "very, very high," says SHRP spokesman Frank Scanlon.


Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Let's all go to the yard sale 

Sep 25th 2003-From The Economist print edition

If it all works out, Iraq will be a capitalist's dream

If carried through, the measures will represent the kind of wish-list that foreign investors and donor agencies dream of for developing markets. Investors in any field, except for all-important oil production and refining, would be allowed 100% ownership of Iraqi assets, full repatriation of profits, and equal legal standing with local firms. Foreign banks would be welcome to set up shop immediately, or buy into Iraqi ventures. Income and corporate taxes would be capped at 15%. Tariffs would be slashed to a universal 5% rate, with none imposed on food, drugs, books and other "humanitarian" imports.




IRAQ, A Free Trade Zone 

GNN Interview with Naomi Klein-by Stephen Marshall, NYC

I believe that the goal of this war was to bomb, into being, a new free trade zone. Precisely because of the enormous backlash against these economic policies by countries that have already adopted them. Capitalism functions like a drug addict. The drug is growth. It needs growth to survive. It needs growth to expand. -Naomi Klein


Bring Halliburton Home - LOOKOUT by Naomi Klein



Financier Soros puts millions into ousting Bush  

Julian Borger in Washington-Wednesday November 12, 2003

"a matter of life and death" -George Soros

George Soros, one of the world's wealthiest financiers and philanthropists, has declared that getting George Bush out of the White House has become the "central focus" of his life, and he has put more than $15m (£9m) of his own money where his mouth is. Mr Soros argues that the Bush White House is guided by a "supremacist ideology" that is leading it to abuse US power in its dealings with the rest of the world, and creating a state of permanent warfare.


Monday, November 10, 2003

Bush vows decades of war for “democracy” in the Middle East 

By Bill Vann-8 November 2003

In a speech before the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Thursday President Bush portrayed the military occupation of Iraq as only the first stage in a US crusade for “democracy” in the region that will continue “for decades to come.”


Shocking images shame US forces 

By Yvonne Ridley and Lawrence Smallman

A series of shocking pictures revealing US soldiers tying up Iraqi women and children in their own home has provoked international outrage.


School raid caught on tape 

The South Carolina police officers who raided a high school with guns drawn did not find the drugs they were searching for. WCBD-TV’s Angie Mizzell reports.


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