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Saturday, March 06, 2004

NEWS 

A READING schoolboy sparked an airport terrorist scare at the end of a skiing holiday in the United States when his name showed up on an FBI most-wanted list
  • Schoolboy, 12, is US terror suspect in airport drama


  • If you want to wear your “Dump Dubya” button in Crawford, Tex., a few miles from the president’s ranch, make sure you get approval from the police chief. Wearing a political button could violate Crawford’s protest ordinance that requires a $25 permit and prior approval by police
  • The Criminalization of Dissent Still a Problem Nationwide


  • Haiti: Thousands march in Port-au-Prince against US-backed coup
  • The demonstrators chanted “Bush terrorist,” urged that Aristide who is now in exile in the Central African Republic, be allowed to complete his five-year presidential term


  • NASA Report: By disturbing a massive ocean current, melting Arctic sea ice might trigger colder weather in Europe and North America
  • Global warming could plunge North America and Western Europe into a deep freeze, possibly within only a few decades


  • Israel: Mass unemployment deepens internal social divisions
  • Unemployment in Israel surged in the last quarter of 2003, rising from 10.7 percent in the June-September period to 10.9 percent, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS)


  • "No Child Left Behind" Rebellion
  • "From Utah to Virginia, a revolt is building in classrooms and legislatures against the biggest education reform in a quarter century,"


  • Bloomberg Said to Want State to Legalize Same-Sex Marriages
  • Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who has refused in his two years in office to disclose his personal views on gay and lesbian marriage, told 80 journalists at a lesbian and gay fund-raising dinner in Manhattan Thursday night that he favored changing state law to legalize same-sex unions, four people who were there said yesterday


  • The National Football League, the Steelers and the league's other teams have fleeced taxpayers in Pittsburgh and other communities across the nation to secure favorable stadium deals, according to a multimillion-dollar antitrust lawsuit filed Thursday
  • Antitrust suit seeks $200 million from Steelers, NFL


  • "All told, since the early 1990s, the NFL has forced communities across America to pay over $3.5 billion to publicly subsidize stadiums whose primary purpose is to make wealthy NFL owners even wealthier"

    Taxpayers should not be funding Millionaires! - Pittsburgh Steelers fan has filed a similar legal challenge. Robert Warnock charges that the team used the NFL's monopoly power to coerce taxpayers into funding Heinz Field, and seeks $200 million in damages from the league - which would be automatically tripled if a violation of antitrust law is proven
  • Steelers face stadium antitrust suit


  • Bush molests the dead
  • In his first campaign commercial, George Bush reached down and molested the dead


  • A Pentagon contractor has begun recruiting former commandos, other soldiers and seamen, paying them up to $US4000 ($A5300) a month to guard oil wells against attack by insurgents
  • US hires mercenaries for Iraq role


  • DC Activist Arrested For Questioning Unlawful Search
  • I am writing this from the 3rd district Metropolitan Police station at 17th and V NW


  • POWERFUL POLITICAL FORCES ALWAYS AT WAR
  • "According to Clinton's mentor at Georgetown University, professor Carroll Quigley, it was Whitney and other members of the power elite who "expected that they would be able to control both political parties equally."


  • Life after the Oil Crash
  • "Deal with Reality, or Reality will Deal with You."


  • The company, that is also in competition for the $10 million X Prize, is working on a plane that could fly around the world on a single tank of gas
  • Scaled Composites Tests Around-the-World Plane


  • Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld is fielding all kinds of questions these days
  • Commander, USFI?






  • Friday, March 05, 2004

    Howard Stern vs. Bush 

    There have long been speculations about the connections, at least in spirit, between the Bush Administration, and the nation's largest owner of broadcast stations, Clear Channel. Yesterday, on live radio, Howard Stern made it clear he's convinced the pressure on him is not related to obscenity concerns, but over his very vocal dislike of President Bush
  • Stern has also started to question ties between Clear Channel and the Bush Administration and now suggests his change in heart about his support for President Bush is the real reason for him being suspended by Clear Channel. "If you don' t think me going after Bush got me thrown off those stations, you got another thing coming," said Stern. "This has nothing to do with anything I said."

  • This week, Stern himself went on the warpath, weaving in among his familiar monologues about breasts and porn actresses accusations that Texas-based Clear Channel -- whose Republican CEO, Lowry Mays, is extremely close to both George W. Bush and Bush's father -- canned him because he deviated from the company's pro-Bush line. "I gotta tell you something," Stern told his listeners. "There's a lot of people saying that the second that I started saying, 'I think we gotta get Bush out of the presidency,' that's when Clear Channel banged my ass outta here"

  • ClearChannelSucks

  • Howard Stern
  • Howard Stern


  • Outsourcing the Friedman
  • Friedman's bright idea of fighting terrorism with outsourced American jobs seems overly complicated. A better plan would be to end the occupation and stop sending American workers to steal Iraqi jobs


  • Bush lets Terrorist Run Free!
  • NBC News has learned that long before the war the Bush administration had several chances to wipe out his terrorist operation and perhaps kill Zarqawi himself — but never pulled the trigger


  • Earlier in the day, a sign outside the Lovingway United Pentecostal Church on Colorado Boulevard and Mississippi Avenue read, “Jews killed the Lord Jesus."
  • Controversial sign outside church draws protestors


  • Contact Your Senators and Urge them to Oppose S. 1387-Cornyn Introduces Guestworker Amnesty Bill
  • S. 1387 is a rolling amnesty program for illegal aliens and the employers who violate federal employment law by hiring them!

  • Take Action!


  • Millions of Mexicans entering U.S. will be exempted from fingerprinting, photographs
  • The Bush administration backed off plans to require that millions of visa-carrying Mexicans who make short visits to America and stay close to the border be fingerprinted and photographed to get into the country


  • Have your thumb ready to ride the bus
  • Pinellas schools ponder a $2-million system that would require students to use their thumbprint to get on the bus


  • Google founder dreams of Google implant in your brain
  • Body modification is all the rage these days, as any parent with teenage children knows


  • Portable drug test for students to get tryout in Palm Beach County
  • Move over, drug-sniffing dogs. Now Palm Beach County school officials are using aerosol sprays and paper swabs to quickly weed out high school students on dope


  • S.F. library officials grilled on plan to put trackers in books
  • San Francisco library officials hosted a public forum Thursday to hash out the thorny issue of radio frequency identification tags - small, paper-thin devices known as RFIDs that the city librarian wants to put in books to improve inventory control


  • Fairy Tales, Bush & the 9-11 Commission
  • It is an age-old lesson that the Congress should hold in its mind as we consider how best to investigate the distorted and misleading intelligence that the administration used to build its case for war in Iraq


  • Chomsky highlights flaws in 'Bush Doctrine'
  • The Bush Doctrine of pre-emptive military action is inconsistent with moral truisms, famed linguist and political analyst Noam Chomsky said at the Yale Law School Wednesday


  • During a speech to Republicans in Yukon, Okla., last Saturday, the first-term congressman said that "if George Bush loses the election, Osama bin Laden wins the election" since enemies of the United States would interpret it as a sign of weakness
  • Okla. lawmaker denies using Hitler angle

  • After local news reports paraphrased Cole as claiming a vote against Bush is a vote for Hitler, some Democrats demanded he apologize
  • Oklahoma congressman denies comparing vote against Bush to support for Hitler


  • WORLDWIDE 9-11 PHONE, FAX, EMAIL CAMPAIGN
  • Below you will find contact numbers and questions to initiate weekly communication with those who have the over-sight responsibility, public microphone, and/or power to influence the strength of the 9-11 Commission investigation


  • Bush eyes easing entry from Mexico
  • The Bush administration plans to pull the plug on a new border-security program requiring millions of visa-carrying Mexican nationals to be fingerprinted and photographed before being allowed to enter the United States


  • I've always wondered what sound Democracy would make if it died
  • A Deafening Silence


  • Israel's Sharon Faces Public Backlash Over Scandals
  • Battered by multiple scandals, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a fresh blow on Friday when an opinion poll in Israel's biggest newspaper showed that for the first time a majority of Israelis want him to quit


  • A Stunning Disclosure on Illegals in the Military
  • Illegals in the Military


  • Air Force One phone records subpoenaed
  • Grand jury to review call logs from Bush’s jet in probe of how a CIA agent’s cover was blown


  • ARCMP visited me in Kabul: Khadr
  • Son of family with ties to Al Qaeda passed polygraph tests on key parts of story


  • Animal sex is not illegal in Sweden, and every year between 200 and 300 pets are injured because of sexual assaults
  • Swedes have more and more animal sex





  • Thursday, March 04, 2004

    “…tell them there is tragedy in Iraq….” 

    SLIDE#5: Anwar Jeward, shown here with her son, Hassan, lost her husband, 18 year old son, and 14 and 8 year old daughters to random shootings when jittery military gunners mounted on humvees fired at their car one dark night. Anwar’s 10 year old daughter, Abir, survived although the child’s gold ear rings were stolen by a female GI when Abir was left for dead in the roadway. Anwar is not eligible for compensation under the Foreign Claim Act.
  • Random shootings


  • US political elite engineers a Kerry-Bush election
  • The Democratic presidential primary campaign has provided a textbook example of how a genuine movement of popular protest against the policies of the ruling elite—the mass opposition to Bush’s invasion of Iraq—could be channeled within the two-party system and politically emasculated


  • Who's Backing the Terrorists?
  • KIRKUK, IRAQ - Who's backing the terrorists? That's a question many here are asking after Tuesday's twin bombings of Shi'ite religious celebrations in Baghdad and Karbala. Most people don't seem to think it's al-Qaeda


  • Greenspan Testimony Highlights Bush Plan for Deliberate Federal Bankruptcy
  • Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan's Feb. 25 testimony to the House Budget Committee provided an unintentionally candid look at the Bush administration's deliberate fiscal policy of bankrupting the federal government to justify a sweeping program of privatization


  • Did you know the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) allows foreign countries to come into United States and buy our utility companies?
  • WATER FOR THE NEW WORLD ORDER


  • The FBI is warning that terrorists could potentially use pens filled with cartridges of poison as weapons, according to an FBI bulletin obtained by Fox News
  • A pen gun is a small-caliber, single shot weapon that resembles a fountain pen


  • States Demand Internet Taxes
  • Remember all those gifts you bought online during the holidays? Now it's time to pay sales tax on them, at least so say the income tax forms of 20 states


  • Bush Plans Ad Campaign Using 9/11 Imagery
  • President Bush's reelection campaign will begin running ads in key battleground states around the country tomorrow that focus on the president's leadership on the economy and on the war on terrorism, and feature firefighters and footage from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks

  • Bush Campaign Defends Ads With 9/11 Images
  • Some families of the victims of the attacks are angry with Bush for airing the spots, which they called in poor taste and for the president's political gain


  • Israeli army fears revolt within ranks over settlement outposts evacuation
  • The Israeli army, under orders to dismantle settlement outposts in the West Bank, is bracing itself for a possible revolt within the ranks from soldiers sympathetic to the cause of the Jewish settlers


  • What’s behind the attack on pensions and social security?
  • One of the most significant features of government policy in all the advanced capitalist countries is the growing attack on the pensions and social security systems developed in the post-war period


  • Fired transit worker kills two supervisors at New York City rail yard
  • Predictably, there has been no attempt by the media to examine the social context in which this horrific double-killing took place


  • Average Southern Nevada price-per-gallon of regular grade hits $2.09; more hikes expected
  • Local gasoline prices at all-time high


  • FREEZE THE MILITARY BUDGET
  • The President's FY2005 budget request boosts funding for the Department of Homeland Security by 10%


  • So, what redeeming quality does George Bush have? Well, he’s decisive!
  • George Bush's One Redeeming Quality


  • Pakistan may make Nigeria a nuclear power
  • Pakistan yesterday offered to share military assistance, including "nuclear power" with Nigeria, in defiance of President George Bush's new counter-proliferation initiative


  • The Mexican government is lobbying U.S. lawmakers and civic leaders for amnesty or guest-worker status for millions of illegal aliens now in the United States, working through a coalition of U.S.-based immigration rights associations, Mexican-American organizations and grass-roots Hispanic groups
  • Mexico lobbies for alien amnesty


  • UN suppresses Iraq HQ bomb report
  • The United Nations yesterday announced it would suppress a report examining what went wrong in the run-up to the August 2003 bombing of its headquarters in Baghdad


  • John Thornton to Succeed James A. Johnson as Chairman of the Brookings Board
  • "Jim Johnson provided visionary leadership and generous support to Brookings for nearly a decade,"


  • Top U.S. commander in Iraq says coalition moving into danger as it turns over power to Iraqis
  • "This is going to be a dangerous period that we move toward, there's no doubt about it." said Gen. John Abizaid, head of U.S. Central Command


  • Defense may have wasted $8 billion on bad software
  • The Defense Department may have spent as much as $8 billion in fiscal 2003 reworking software “because of quality-related issues,” according to a General Accounting Office report released today


  • Officials: Al-Qaida and Iraq unlinked
  • Review of evidence shows no close ties


  • Furor over Bush's 9/11 ad
  • The Bush reelection campaign yesterday unveiled its first three campaign commercials showcasing Ground Zero images, angering some 9/11 families who accused President Bush of exploiting the tragedy for political advantage


  • Jobless claims inch down; productivity revised lower
  • The number of people filing new applications for unemployment benefits dropped last week, a sign that companies may be feeling better about the economic recovery's durability and less inclined to lay off workers


  • Uprising Against U.N. Grows in States and Congress
  • Threats to U.S. security and sovereignty in recent years have spawned a widening grassroots movement to get the United States out of the United Nations and the United Nations out of the United States


  • Bush Backs UN Global Disarmament Drive
  • "Last fall at the United Nations I proposed a new Security Council resolution requiring all states to criminalize proliferation, enact strict export controls and secure all sensitive materials within their borders,"


  • Part of I Corps HQ may leave Ft. Lewis for Zama
  • Talks are under way about possibly relocating part of the Army’s I Corps headquarters from Fort Lewis, Wash., to Camp Zama, Japan, U.S. officials confirmed Tuesday


  • Belgium hails Bosnia's preparations for EU takover of NATO mission
  • Belgian Foreign Minister Louis Michel hailed Wednesday Bosnia's preparations for the takeover of the NATO mission in the country by the European Union


  • Assault Weapons Ban Extension Shot Down
  • The Senate defeated Tuesday a measure that included an extension of the ban on assault weapons. It also would have immunized the gun industry from lawsuits


  • Rep. Maxine Waters Says Aristide Is Being Held Like a Prisoner
  • Rep. Maxine Waters discusses President Aristide's treatment in the Central African Republic and her grilling of Assistant Secretary of State Roger Noriega about the return to Haiti of the paramilitary leaders who led the 1994 coup


  • BELGIAN PAEDOPHILE/ELITE CHILD SEX RING HORROR
  • Of the infamous convicted child rapist Dutroux's case, the AP reports, "From the outset, the case has been shadowed by rumors, never borne out, of high-level trafficking in children for sex."


  • Blum pledges to make more Guard accessible to governors
  • Governors will be able to call on at least 50 percent of their National Guard forces for homeland defense missions and other state emergencies because of a plan to realign Army and Air Guard units during the next few years


  • Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
  • America's Most Aggressive Defender of Firearms Ownership


  • Following revelations about bugging at the United Nations, is there any way of ensuring that your private conversations stay that way?
  • 'This goes no further...'


  • Man threatened with arrest after taking photos
  • Fletcher Parker said all he wanted was a few snapshots of the East St. Louis Police Department in action, a force he said he strongly supports


  • Few worry Patriot Act infringing on freedom
  • Banks, mortgage companies feel the effect most


  • HIGH SCHOOLERS CENSORED, INTERROGATED FOR SPEAKING FREELY AND SEEKING THE TRUTH
  • HIGH SCHOOLERS CENSORED, INTERROGATED FOR SPEAKING FREELY AND SEEKING THE TRUTH


  • "I believe very strongly in domestic partnership rights," California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Arnold's Contraband


  • RSA Security has developed a countermeasure to block scanning of radio-frequency ID tags
  • Jamming Tags Block RFID Scanners


  • Illegal alien gets 4th DUI conviction 'He's going to come back and do it again and kill somebody'
  • An illegal immigrant pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicants for the fourth time in four years


  • Gateway to cut more jobs
  • Gateway expects to reduce its employee roster by about another 1,000 this year, but the action is not related to its acquisition of eMachines


  • Bush Betrays Border Patrol
  • The Christian Science Monitor recently published a report that noted that U.S. Border Patrol agents are demoralized and feeling betrayed by their own government


  • LA COPS KILL SUSPECT FOR BUMPING INTO THEIR CRUISER
  • "The City of Angels has the deadliest, most out-of-control police force in America."


  • Artists Create Tools to Decode Data Collection, Sale
  • Artists Beatriz da Costa, Jamie Schulte, and Brooke Singer have created the "Swipe Toolkit,"

  • DECODE THE INFO ON YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE *PIC*
  • Stumbled onto an interesting website about privacy issues. One neat thing they have is an online method of decoding the 2-D barcode on the back of many states' driver's licenses. A pretty cool service to be offering!


  • HOMELAND SECURITY IS A CON TO STOP SENATE OVERSIGHT OVER TERROR INFO
  • If you've been wondering what the motivation is behind having Homeland Security and then refusing to pay a nickle to support it (See U S Mayors Convention Report 2004) I just figured it out. God, it's a beautiful scam! I tell you, that Gingrich is an EVER-LOVING genius...then again, I wouldn't put it past Mad Dog Red Rover and the Russian-Deflectors from the Heritage Foundation, either! Here's the deal


  • Sarin Nerve Agent Leaks From Ala. Bunker
  • A trace amount of sarin nerve agent leaked from a weapons storage bunker at Anniston Army Depot, but no one was injured


  • Urgent Alert: U.S. Led Coup in Haiti?
  • In the United States, send an Email to your congressperson calling for the following


  • NYC - Thinking Outside Box, Architect Comes Up With Cubes
  • It would take the form of an offset stack of 45-foot glass cubes, a dozen in all, each intended to house only one or two families


  • It's official: China will bless private property
  • China will constitutionally guarantee - enshrine - the right to hold private property


  • “It is easier to get the Jews out of the ghetto than to get the ghetto out of the Jews!” - this dictum of the early Zionists is now assuming a new meaning. Israel is cutting itself off from the world and enclosing itself in a ghetto, and not only physically
  • The Ghetto Inside


  • Is God Ever Pro-war?
  • Jerry Falwell


  • COAT MADE OF 100 HAMSTERS
  • Rodents slaughtered for high-fashion fur


  • Insurer warns of global warming catastrophe
  • The world's second-largest reinsurer Swiss Re warns that the costs of global warming threaten to spiral out of control, forcing the human race into a catastrophe of its own making


  • Michigan Library Allows Guns, Bans Wooden Shoes
  • Board members had expressed frustration at their January meeting with having to allow guns in the library


  • India readies to state its case
  • India is particularly concerned over the demands being made in Europe and the United States over outsourcing. Labor unions in the US


  • As technology devours jobs at an increasing rate, the conflict at the heart of the market economy is becoming irreconcilable
  • Return of a conundrum


  • Electronic Frontier Foundation Speaks on Privacy Perils of Radio Tags in Libraries
  • San Francisco - Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Senior Staff Attorney Lee Tien will speak on March 4, 2004, at a panel discussion addressing the threats to privacy from the use of Radio Frequency Identification Tags (RFIDs) in libraries










  • Wednesday, March 03, 2004

    ATSN Report: ALERT! (RUMOR) Osama Bin Laden caught 

    ALERT! (RUMOR) Osama Bin Laden caught
  • I have unverified reports that Osama Bin Laden has been captured today. I originate from Pakistan and have communicated with credible sources that this has indeed happened today

  • IRNA quoted a story on Iran's state radio Pashtun service which reported "a very reliable source" as saying bin Laden had been captured in a tribal area of Pakistan


  • Los Angeles. 1:30pm. The Secret Service, Police, etc. are across the street at
  • The Shrine Auditorium
  • waiting for the
  • Bush-Cheney reception/Protest Bush in Los Angeles
    Wed. March 3, 5-7 pm
  • to start. We may go videotape the protest. The street will be closed. No one comes in and no one can get out.


    This is how it works. First, $41.34 billion of taxpayer money is poured into the Homeland Security Department via your political "pals" in Washington (with a proposed $47.4 billion slated for the next round)
  • Homeland Security Grants – A Not So Funny Joke


  • The explosions in Karbala and Kadhimiya were horrible. We heard the ones in Kadhimiya from a distance. There were a couple of dull thuds and we didn't know what it was
  • Baghdad Burning


  • Israeli jet circles Shia gathering
  • An Israeli reconnaissance plane circled over Beirut's southern suburbs when Hizb Allah leaders were addressing a mass Shia gathering


  • Mad on the Street: New Yorkers Weigh In-The President Has Proposed Amending the Constitution to Define Marriage as a Union Between a Man and a Woman. Divided?
  • Bush's Uncivil Union


  • Advocates of Liberty, a Libertarian club, recently filed a proposal with the Arizona Secretary of State. It demands the right to refuse the draft and calls for an end to involuntary military registration for all Arizona residents
  • Student group wants Arizonans out of draft


  • Bush's Hotmail Account
  • Bush's Hotmail Account


  • Rebel leader Guy Philippe says he plans to arrest Haiti's prime minister
  • "The country is in my hands!" Philippe announced on Radio Signal FM. He summoned 20 police commanders to meet with him Tuesday and warned that if they failed to appear he would arrest them


  • "U.S. soldiers in Iraq have new gear for dispersing hostile crowds and warding off potential enemy combatants," the Associated Press reports. "It blasts earsplitting noise in a directed beam"
  • SONIC WEAPON IN IRAQ


  • Two articles on the spying by Israel on America
  • Damage Caused by 'Friendly' Spies Israel's 40-Year History of Espionage Against the United States


  • Former Interior Secretary Walter Hickel once explained: "If you steal $10 from a man's wallet, you're likely to get into a fight. But if you steal billions from the commons, co-owned by him and his descendants, he may not even notice."
  • Former Interior Secretary Walter Hickel once explained: "If you steal $10 from a man's wallet, you're likely to get into a fight. But if you steal billions from the commons, co-owned by him and his descendants, he may not even notice."


  • An Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran says Army officials at Fort Knox, Ky., refused him medical treatment after he talked publicly about poor care at the base, which helped spark hearings in Congress
  • GI denied health care after speaking out


  • Filipino islanders blame GM crop for mystery sickness
  • Monsanto denies scientist's claim that maize may have caused 100 villagers to fall ill


  • Convicted Assassin Gets Role in Haiti
  • Rebel leader Louis-Jodel Chamblain, a convicted killer and accused death squad leader, says he has no plans of fading into the shadows


  • U.S.:”Free” Trade Bites Back at its Biggest Booster
  • Business and its political allies here are scrambling after Monday's news that the European Union (EU) is imposing four billion dollars worth of trade sanctions to retaliate for the U.S. failure to conform with a ruling by the World Trade Organisation (WTO)


  • The 'green' way to fight the loss of U.S. jobs
  • The swirl of political dust that the Democratic presidential contenders have stirred up over job losses under President Bush begs one question: What would they do?


  • From a Tropical Paradise to a Nuclear Hell
  • Fifty years ago today, Bikini Atoll was blasted away. The pain from bomb testing rages on in the Marshall Islands


  • Israel, US 'main beneficiaries'
  • "Israel and the United States are the principal beneficiaries of the attack that killed dozens of people in Baghdad and Karbala,"


  • Commission defends inclusion of biometrics in EU passports
  • Justice and Home Affairs Commissioner Antonio Vitorino today (2 March) defended proposals to include biometric data in EU passports, as concerns were voiced over the protection of personal data and the costs involved


  • The Realities of Media Control TBR News
  • Justice and Home Affairs Commissioner Antonio Vitorino today (2 March) defended proposals to include biometric data in EU passports, as concerns were voiced over the protection of personal data and the costs involved


  • The Realities of Media Control
  • TBR News


  • The recording above is from the 9/11 Commission. During the public hearing on 27 Jan 2004, the panel played a recording of flight attendant Betty Ong, who was on Flight 11. Around 8:20 AM on 9/11, Ong called the American Airlines reservation desk to tell them what was happening. She spoke with Nydia Gonzalez, an operations specialist
  • Betty Ong's Call from 9/11 Flight 11


  • Venezuela stops all further training at the School of the Americas terrorist college
  • (School of the Americas) SOA Watch is reporting that the Venezuelan government has announced that it is going to cease all training of Venezuelan soldiers at the School of the Americas


  • E-Voting Machines Run Into Some Problems
  • Super Tuesday voters in Maryland, Georgia and California encountered scattered technical problems Tuesday, largely blamed on human error, as electronic voting machines got their biggest U.S. test so far


  • Shiites blame Americans for Baghdad, Karbala attacks as more than 140 people killed
  • Several explosions rocked major Shiite shrines in Karbala and in Baghdad Tuesday morning where thousands of pilgrims were gathered for a religious festival, killing more than 140 people and wounding about 500 others


  • Mars rover finds evidence of ancient water
  • One of NASA's robotic rovers has found evidence that part of Mars was once soaked with enough water to sustain life, scientists said Tuesday


  • It’s always amusing when people carry their arguments to absurd lengths. For example, in the debate over whether the works of “William Shakespeare” were written by William Shakspere of Stratford or by the Earl of Oxford, Shakspere’s partisans feel they must show that their man’s lack of formal education wasn’t a serious disability
  • The Grim Secularist


  • Reconciliation must be built on truth, as a new book on the RAF's wartime firestorm shows
  • The legacy of Dresden


  • Clintons’ Pardoned Buddy Spied For Israel
  • President Clinton’s close friend, a billionaire and fugitive from justice, was a top Mossad source—and could wreck plans by Hillary Clinton if she decides to run for the presidency


  • Governments may be exploiting vulnerabilities in the Windows operating system to commit computer espionage, David Aucsmith, chief technical officer for security at Microsoft, said last week
  • Spies make use of Windows holes


  • The antibacterial soaps, laundry detergents and other household cleaning products that have become increasingly popular in recent years apparently offer little protection against the most common germs, a survey has found
  • Antibacterials of little use: study


  • Medical Marijuana Victories
  • While the federal government continues to insist that marijuana is not a medicine, the medical marijuana movement has been pushing back – scoring a recent string of legal victories that will make 2004 a pivotal year for patients and their caregivers


  • You probably know George Soros as the wealthy financier that the Bush cartel has targeted. In the eyes of the Bush oligarchy, Soros is a dangerous traitor. What are Soros' sins?
  • Philanthropist Under Fire


  • Boeing Sending IT Work Overseas
  • "We have people in Wichita and Puget Sound who are fully capable of doing that job,"

  • Boeing Commercial Airplanes is shifting more of its software programming work to India and other countries, a trend that worries union officials who've already seen the company off-loading to its partners large tasks of manufacturing and aircraft design


  • When it comes to removing heads of state by indirect means, the US still has what it takes to get the job done
  • A Typical American Coup


  • Reign of terror follows US-backed coup in Haiti
  • The US ouster of President Jean Bertrand Aristide and Haiti’s occupation by a US-led military force have set the stage for a bloody wave of repression in the impoverished Caribbean island nation


  • More than one-fifth of the proposed 2005 United States military budget could be cut and the money spent on projects that would better protect the nation's security
  • US military spending soars, security suffers


  • Fmr. U.S. Special Forces Officer Describes Arresting Current Coup Leader in 1994
  • Stan Goff, author of "Hideous Dream: A Soldier's Memoir of the US Invasion of Haiti












  • Tuesday, March 02, 2004

    Stolen plane flies through power lines in Texas 

    Stolen plane flies through power lines in Texas and crashes; pilot vanishes
  • LAKE JACKSON, Texas (AP) - A stolen single-engine airplane flew through power lines, blacking out about 11,000 customers, and then crashed, and the pilot vanished


  • Ramsey Clark On Haiti: "A Clear Demonstration of U.S. Regime Change By Armed Aggression"
  • We speak with former Attorney General Ramsey Clark Clark about the overthrow of the democratically-elected President Jean Bertrand Aristide

  • EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Psy-Ops Exposed, South Africa Rejects Washington's Claim Aristide Was Denied Asylum
  • In a Democracy Now! exclusive, South African ambassador to the United Nations, Dumisani Kumalo, says President Aristide did not request asylum or exile in South Africa


  • Stolen blank passports in the hundreds of thousands, along with millions of other virgin documents, allow known terrorists to breeze across borders, Interpol officials said
  • "U.N. and world leaders should commit themselves to reporting passports as soon as they're stolen." — Ronald Noble, Interpol's secretary general


  • Superbug Deaths Surged in Past Decade, Government Report Says
  • The number of people killed in the U.K. by so-called superbugs soared in the past decade as more bacteria became resistant to treatment, according to a report by the Office of National Statistics and the Health Protection Agency


  • Iraq Shias massacred on holy day
  • More than 140 people have been killed in blasts targeting Iraqi Shias as they celebrated the climax of a holy ritual in the cities of Karbala and Baghdad


  • Kerry Will Abandon War on Terrorism
  • John Kerry (D-Mass.), has pledged that if elected he will abandon the president's war on terror, begin a dialogue with terrorist regimes and apologize for three-and-one-half years of mistakes by the Bush administration


  • US plans to move military bases from Saudi Arabia to Iraq
  • U.S. plans on the redeployment of its military bases from Saudi Arabia to Iraq are coming up against serious international legal problems


  • EU begins trade sanctions
  • U.S. expected to soon end tax-break dispute


  • USA OUT OF BUSINESS
  • To be terse, the USA will be "Out of business."


  • US companies take call centres to prisons
  • Chris Harry is a model employee for the United States's call centre industry. The 25-year-old arrives promptly at his cubicle, speaks courteously on the phone and is never late or absent


  • Writing and Reading as Terrorism
  • I Hate to Say "I Told You So," But I Told You So


  • RFID Tags Already in Euro Notes
  • They told us they were going to do it by 2005 and now they have. Euro bank notes have RFID radio tags in them


  • Electronic Surveillance System Follows Millions Of People
  • ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM FOLLOWS MILLIONS OF PEOPLE


  • The METRO "Future Store" Special Report
  • The METRO Extra Future Store in Rheinberg, Germany, is the industry's showplace for radio frequency (RFID) product tagging technology


  • Video Games Make Kids Fat, Violent, Swedish Experts Say
  • Video games can make children fat and, in the case of violent games popular among teenage and younger boys, aggressive and even criminal, Swedish experts said on Monday


  • Technical Problems Reported in E-Voting
  • Electronic voting made its debut in cities and towns from Maryland to California on Tuesday as election officials beefed up security for the record number of voters expected to cast E-ballots for the first time


  • Report: Saddam wife says Uday, Qusay still ''alive'' as Saddam daughter gets his letter
  • "This is expected to take place within 24 hours in Amman and Raghad will write a reply to her father, which the ICRC will take to him,"


  • Aristide insists US soldiers forced him to leave Haiti
  • A haggard-looking Aristide spent his first day in hastily arranged exile after a rebellion to oust him from power as Haiti's first elected president


  • COMMENT: Don't fall for Washington's spin on Haiti
  • The crisis in Haiti is another case of brazen US manipulation of a small, impoverished country with the truth unexplored by journalists


  • Veterans of Past Murderous Campaigns Are Leading Haiti's New Rebellion
  • The armed men trying to seize power in Haiti are led by death-squad veterans and convicted murderers, according to American officials and human rights groups


  • Union surrenders benefits, wages in sellout of California grocery strike
  • The United Food & Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) surrendered to all of the major demands of the supermarket chains after a19-week strike/lockout of 59,000 workers in Southern California


  • Deposed Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and his wife have told several US Congressmen that US military personnel forced him onto a plane and spirited him from the Caribbean-island state as the final act in a US-sponsored coup against his government
  • US Marines occupy Haitian capital amid charges Aristide was kidnapped


  • Security features on European passports are to be standardised by EU member states as part of a package of collective anti-terrorist measures
  • European anti-terrorism measures


  • Silencing Ralph Nader
  • Silencing Ralph Nader


  • We are calling upon all good Citizens to join us on 17 April 2004 to participate in the formation of the Arizona Citizens Militia
  • Ranch Rescue Arizona will host the first Arizona Citizens Militia Convention at
    Camp Thunderbird, Arizona on 17 April 2004.All Arizona Citizens, friends, neighbors and Allies are welcome to attend


  • Mossad gunning for Mel Gibson?
  • Blood reminds that Mossad announced a while back that they would be killing people in the U.S. Blood then says










  • Monday, March 01, 2004

    ALERT: 3 Suspicious Scuba Diver Incidents in U.S. Waters 

    Three Divers and a Picture Raise Caution Levels (Anti Terror Task Force Called in Hawaii)
  • Another Suspicious Diver Spotted

  • Diver Sighting Prompts Massive Search
    Military, FBI, Local Authorities Join Hunt

  • Scuba Diver Found Dead in Hudson River
  • Scuba Diver Found Dead in Hudson River


  • FLASHBACK 2002 CNN/Reuters:
    FBI: Possible scuba diver attacks
  • The FBI sent a nationwide alert Thursday night to state and local law enforcement agencies saying that it has received information about a possible threat from underwater divers, but the agency emphasizes the alert carries no specific information

  • FBI questions U.S. scuba operators on terror threat


  • Police look for identity of dead diver
  • Newburgh Town Police today are seeking to identify the body of a man pulled from the Hudson River Sunday morning

  • "A man in a black diving suit come out from that area, like coming up off the shoreline, walk by that bathroom, cut across, and going towards the waterline," Laurie Johansen said. "He had some kind of a box in left hand, or right hand, cause he was facing this way."
  • Another Suspicious Diver Spotted


  • Multiple sources that just spoke with Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide told Democracy Now! that Aristide says he was "kidnapped" and taken by force to the Central African Republic. Congressmember Maxine Waters said she received a call from Aristide at 9am EST. "He's surrounded by military. It's like he is in jail, he said. He says he was kidnapped," said Waters
  • "He was abducted by the United States in the commission of a coup"


  • Democracy Now!:EXCLUSIVE BREAKING NEWS: PRESIDENT ARISTIDE SAYS 'I WAS KIDNAPPED' 'TELL THE WORLD IT IS A COUP'
  • Multiple sources that just spoke with Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide told Democracy Now! that Aristide says he was "kidnapped" and taken by force to the Central African Republic

  • US troops 'made Aristide leave'
  • "The American army came to take him away at two in the morning"


  • Suicide bombers coming to U.S.? - Israeli raid turns up terror plot against Americans, Europeans
  • A document discovered during a recent Israeli army raid on some West Bank financial institutions found payrolls being prepared for terrorists trained to commit suicide attacks – not just in Israel but in the U.S. and Europe


  • Scuba Diver Found Dead in Hudson River
  • The NSA costs at least $3.5bn (£1.9bn) a year to run. It employs at least 20,000 officers (not counting the 100,000 servicemen and civilians around the world over whom it has control). Its shredders process 40 tons of paper a day


  • Why is Washington going easy on Pakistan’s nuclear black marketers?
  • THE DEAL by SEYMOUR M. HERSH


  • In January 1982, President Ronald Reagan approved a CIA plan to sabotage the economy of the Soviet Union through covert transfers of technology that contained hidden malfunctions, including software that later triggered a huge explosion in a Siberian natural gas pipeline, according to a new memoir by a Reagan White House official
  • Reagan Approved Plan to Sabotage Soviets


  • The Senate's historical office says that an astonishing 11,219 constitutional amendments have been proposed since 1789, but so far only 27 have been ratified by the states and made part of the country's basic law
  • Amending the Constitution Ain't Easy


  • The overthrow of Haiti’s Aristide: a coup made in the USA
  • The violent overthrow and forced exile of Haiti’s President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has ripped aside the democratic pretensions of Washington and the other major powers to expose the brutal and predatory character of resurgent imperialism


  • Haitians now ask: 'What next?'
  • After Aristide fled Sunday, a key concern was how to restore order


  • Chavez Calls Bush 'Asshole' as Foes Fight Troops
  • Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called President Bush an "asshole" on Sunday for meddling, and vowed never to quit office like his Haitian counterpart as troops battled with opposition protesters demanding a recall referendum against him


  • US to Alter Land Mine Policy
  • The US announced on 27 February that it would continue to use some land mines indefinitely and would not sign an international treaty outlawing the weapons, reversing the position of the previous administration


  • Pakistan proliferation unpunished so US troops could hunt bin Laden: report
  • "It's a quid pro quo," a former senior intelligence official told New Yorker reporter Seymour Hersh


  • The American Government - Overlords of the Greatest Ponzi Scheme of All Time?
  • The transfer of money from the pockets of the middle class and poor to the wealthy in America is designed by the government


  • Border Patrol Agents Muzzled About Amnesty
  • "The Bush administration’s proposal to offer amnesty to illegal immigrant workers has prompted federal officials to instruct border patrol agents not to disclose information that might reflect poorly on the idea, a government document shows,"


  • U.S. plans for inspectors in overseas airports
  • The United States' Homeland Security Department is planning to station American inspectors in foreign airports to screen passengers, the Wall Street Journal reports


  • RFID Tags in New US Notes Explode When You Try to Microwave Them
  • We could have left it at that, but we have also paid attention to the European Union and the 'rfid' tracking devices placed in their money, and the blatant bragging of Walmart and many corporations of using 'rfid' electronics on every marketable item by the year 2005

  • It seems like RFID may have already arrived at Staples. The photo below was taken by me and is of a pack of batteries purchased at Staples by someone I personally know


  • German revolt against RFID
  • Metro Group has abandoned a trial of RFID radio tags, after protests by digital rights activists


  • U.S. policy toward the most destabilizing factor in the Middle East — the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — is to support Israel and to never offend the Israeli lobby
  • A Cynical Manipulation


  • 'Passion' is really pro-Israel
  • But I'm a Jew, not a Christian. And despite what many Jewish critics seem to believe, "The Passion" wasn't made for us. Or about us


  • Mars: A Water World? Evidence Mounts, But Scientists Remain Tight-Lipped
  • Evidence that suggests Mars was once a water-rich world is mounting as scientists scrutinize data from the Mars Exploration rover, Opportunity, busily at work in a small crater at Meridiani Planum. That information may well be leading to a biological bombshell of a finding that the red planet has been, and could well be now, an extraterrestrial home for life


  • The recent case of intelligence services whistleblower Katharine Gun and subsequent revelations from this week's guerrilla
  • Guerrilla of the Week


  • Strange Bedfellows - Anton LaVey, Former Head of Church of Satan, Meets John Kerry - from San Francisco Chronicle, July 17, 1982
  • Kerry is a member of the Brotherhood of Death, Skull and Bones


  • StatsCan to collect blood, urine samples
  • The federal agency plans to collect blood and urine samples from volunteers beginning next year in a radical departure from its usual question-and-answer checklist approach


  • Minneapolis-based Target Corp. confirmed this week that it will expect its top "vendor partners" to apply radio frequency identification tags to all pallets and cases they ship to unspecified "select" regional distribution centers beginning next spring
  • Target issues RFID mandate


  • Some 50 foster kids were used as "guinea pigs" in 13 experiments with high doses of AIDS medications at Manhattan's Incarnation Children's Center
  • The state Health Department has launched a probe into potentially dangerous drug research conducted on HIV-infected infants and children at a Manhattan foster-care agency


  • Government's pursuit of personal data lives on
  • Several federal agencies are using the personal data of U.S. citizens to pinpoint terrorist activity


  • NATO and EU to step up terror fight
  • NATO chief Jaap de Hoop Scheffer has urged closer links between the Alliance and the EU in the fight against global terrorism


  • President Vladimir Putin said Russia had exported in 2003 a 5 billion 568 million dollar worth of arms and the military hardware
  • Putin: Russia arms exports above 5 bln dlrs


  • Suit to stop U.S. presidential debates unless other parties allowed in
  • Third-party hopefuls sue for inclusion

  • Several former third-party presidential candidates filed a lawsuit yesterday to block the Commission on Presidential Debates from sponsoring future debates, asserting the organization is biased toward the Democratic and Republican parties


  • The largest troop rotation in US history starts this month - but the reservists have little training or appetite for battle
  • 'Bullet magnets' prepare for Iraqi frontline


  • The congressional analysis released Friday said Bush's budget, if enacted, would add $737 billion to shortfalls otherwise expected over the decade
  • Bush's Budget Legacy: $2.75 Trillion in Debt







  • Sunday, February 29, 2004

    PLA PONDERING TAIWAN INVASION OPTION: U.S. PUNDIT 

    PLA PONDERING TAIWAN INVASION
  • A U.S. scholar of national defense affairs said in Taipei Sunday that he has learned that the mainland Chinese military has been pondering a sweeping attack on Taiwan


  • U.S. military on the verge of revolt - Repentant arms dealer reveals disgruntled
  • No Hijackers For 911


  • Developing - Cheney Dropping Out?
  • Vice President Dick Cheney is planning to pull out of the 2004 Presidential Campaign as George Bush's running mate


  • Neo-Cons, Israel and the Bush Administration
  • Serving Two Flags

  • A CounterPunch Special Report


  • Bush sends US Marines into Haiti
  • US President George Bush says he has deployed US Marines to be the "leading element" in an international force to help stabilise Haiti


  • Since its inception, this website has warned of a campaign of hate that will be waged against this film
  • Gallery of Hate


  • An Israeli army officer has been suspended after an unarmed Palestinian youth was shot in the back at close range as he waved goodbye to a delegation of visiting United Nations aid workers
  • U.N. staff see boy shot in back


  • Diebold, electronic voting and the vast right-wing conspiracy
  • The electronic voting industry is dominated by only a few corporations – Diebold, Election Systems & Software (ES&S) and Sequoia. Diebold and ES&S combined count an estimated 80% of U.S. black box electronic votes


  • Heads Up: You Must Act Now to Stop an Appalling CAFTA, FTAA Sneak Attack on State Purchasing Policy!
  • A leaked letter from the Bush Administration to state governors reveals a sneaky attempt now underway to get governors to 'voluntarily' commit their states to comply with draconian constraints on domestic procurement (purchasing) policy included in the recently completed CAFTA and proposed for FTAA


  • Israeli raid - demolition left more than 400 Palestinians jobless
  • Damage bill from Israeli raid over $1mln - mayor


  • "Will the US Reopen the Draft?" There is only one conclusion and it will be obvious as soon as next spring
  • A Special Two-Part Series by Stan Goff and Michael C. Ruppert on the coming reinstitution of the draft as US military force readiness evaporates


  • A tanker carrying industrial ethanol has sunk, after exploding off the East Coast of the United States
  • Tanker explodes off US East Coast-when it was off Chincoteague in northern Virginia

  • Using night-vision goggles, the U.S. Coast Guard was searching for survivors of a chemical tanker that exploded and sank off Virginia's Chincoteague Island, killing at least three crew members
  • The ethanol may not be as much of a environmental concern as the nearly 700 tons of fuel oil, carried by the tanker


  • The latest draft of what's known as the Hague Convention would obligate signatories to enforce civil judgments in certain types of civil lawsuits brought by domestic courts. More than 50 states are involved in the negotiations, including those from the United States, China, Japan and the European Union
  • New World Order, Copyright Style


  • "Another picked up an axe. First he chopped my left hand, then my right. Then he chopped my nose, my ears and my mouth with a knife."
  • Uganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has become synonymous with torture, abductions and killings


  • Justice Department subpoenas Planned Parenthood records
  • Pittsburgh's Planned Parenthood affiliate is one of six across the country that the Justice Department has subpoenaed in seeking the medical records of hundreds of women as part of its defense against lawsuits challenging the partial-birth abortion law


  • Ashoura...Baghdad Burning
  • The tension in the air is almost electric. Everyone feels it. It is the beginning of the Islamic year or Muharam, the first month of the Hijri year. This time of the Hijri year is important because of certain historical events that occurred hundreds of years ago. The Prophet Mohammed's remaining family were killed, and some captured, in Karbala, in south-east Iraq. It's a long, sad and involved story


  • Suicides Among Soldiers Who Served in Iraq
  • Any reporters researching the increasingly critical story of suicides among American troops who have served in Iraq are likely to suffer from a near-crippling bout of cognitive dissonance, a kind of temporal disconnect between the tragedy unfolding for some of our soldiers and the business-as-usual tempo of a nation largely unaware


  • How had the Times gotten things so wrong? If Walter Lippman, perhaps the most influential US press critic and foreign-policy columnist of the 20th century, were alive today, chances are he would shake his head knowingly and mutter something like, "The more things change, the more they remain the same."
  • Gaffes and gullibility: NY Times gets it wrong


  • There were more mass layoffs in January in the United States than in any previous January for the nine-years that such records have been kept
  • Mass layoffs set record in January


  • For generations, Bush and his ilk have used bloodshed to turn public policy into private gain
  • Uncle Sugar


  • Declassified Documents Back Venezuelan President’s Claim of US Aid to Opposition
  • President Chavez declared that the proof of US financing of groups working to destabilize and overthrow his government through unconstitutional means is now “circulating on the Internet.” Specifically, Chavez confirmed the existence of documents indicating the opposition group Sumate, had received USD $53,400 from the U.S. National Endowment for Democracy (“NED”). This is part of more than $800,000 distributed to various anti-Chavez organizations over the last two years


  • Eurasian Highway Opens for Business
  • Putin flew across seven time zones to inaugurate the road, standing on a bridge in brutally cold weather to cut the ceremonial ribbon. "This, in many ways, will define the development of these Russian territories far from the center, and also our success in cooperating with foreign partners, particularly with the dynamically growing countries of the Asia-Pacific region,"


  • In approving the resolution, Dallas joins three states and 225 local governments that have taken stands against the Patriot Act
  • Dallas council votes for resolution denouncing federal Patriot Act


  • Army chiefs feared Iraq war illegal just days before start
  • Britain's Army chiefs refused to go to war in Iraq amid fears over its legality just days before the British and American bombing campaign was launched, The Observer can today reveal


  • At issue is notion that flipping burgers could count as jobs in manufacturing
  • Is cooking a hamburger patty and inserting the meat and trimmings inside a bun a manufacturing job, like assembling cars?


  • A serving solider has risked his career by speaking out over equipment shortages in the Gulf conflict. Just five bullets each were issued to him and his men, who were serving along frontlines in southern Iraq, the unnamed soldier told Channel 4 News
  • Soldiers 'given 5 bullets for Iraq war'


  • U.S. Will Help With Kazakhstan Security
  • The U.S. government is helping Kazakhstan protect its interests in the oil-rich Caspian Sea, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Wednesday in the Kazakh capital


  • U.S.-Filipino War Games Protect Oil Interests
  • The two-week "Exercise Balikatan 2004" war games between Filipino and American soldiers are only a cover up to protect the American oil interests in the Southeast Asian country, a political leader charged on Tuesday, February 24


  • Lawmakers in several states this week are preparing rules to prevent Wal-Mart and other companies from using radio-frequency identification tags to spy on their customers
  • Lawmakers Alarmed by RFID Spying


  • The election in two weeks will confirm Vladimir Putin as the most powerful Russian leader since Stalin. Yet five years ago he was just another faceless KGB apparatchik... Nick Paton Walsh traces the remarkable rise of a president without a past
  • The man who wasn't there


  • The number of Fortune 100 companies supplying fixed-rate pensions has dropped to 50 percent
  • A number of factors - including a sobered stock market, deficit pressures, and corporate cutbacks - may be putting the retirement security of baby boomers at greater threat than at any time in a quarter century






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