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Saturday, April 03, 2004

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US Government Documents Show 160 Saudis Flew from the US Between September 11 and September 15, 2001
  • “Why is it the bin Laden family and other Saudi nationals were given special permission to flee US jurisdiction in the days following September 11, 2001? Evidently, the FBI never bothered to question this group. We hope this list does not turn out to be a terrorist ‘most wanted’ list,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.


  • US is a Police State: Sign on mans lawn lands him in jail. "Our Court System Is a Joke."
  • First Amendment, Schmirst Amendment


  • GOP Hypocrite of the Week: James Thompson
  • Thompson, along with other Republican 9/11 Commission panel members, was provided anti-Clarke information by FOX "White House Propaganda" news. In addition, we can only speculate on what unseemly message points the White House itself spoon fed to the GOP partisans on the commission


  • A lost musical score by German composer Johann Sebastian Bach has been found in Japan, scholars have revealed
  • Lost Bach score found in Japan


  • Bites from rabies-carrying vampire bats killed 13 people in a north-eastern Brazilian state last month, the health ministry said on Friday
  • Vampire bats on attack in Brazil


  • Hundreds of thousands of people across Europe, many of them elderly, have marched in protest at plans to reform welfare systems
  • Europe's pensioners hit streets


  • Paul Bremer has Unveiled a Slew of Tricks That Allow the US to Hold on to Power in Iraq After June 30
  • Let's Make Enemies


  • Poland signs $202m defence deal with India
  • A Polish company has signed a $202 million deal with New Delhi to supply 228 armoured vehicles to India


  • Howard Stern Fools Audience
  • What first sounded like Howard Stern's worst nightmare turned out to be an April Fool's joke on his listeners.


  • US tricked Canada. Was lighthouse attack designed to bolster conscription?
  • Magazine casts doubt on official version of Vancouver Island shelling in 1942


  • WHY WAS MONEY TAKEN FROM FOREIGN POW's?
  • On Nov. 23, CBS' "60 Minutes" aired a segment on American POWs tortured during the first Gulf War who had recently been awarded by a court nearly $1 billion from frozen Iraqi assets in the United States


  • Not only did Bush make a completely sick and inapproprate jokes about the weapons of mass destruction, but his speech and slideshow included a "funny" about Skull and Bones
  • Bush's Sick Humor


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  • Many have asked about wanting to see this animation on national TV. Help us put Take Back The Media Animations on TV and support this site!


  • Evidence justifies reopening USS Liberty case
  • The bitter debate over Israel's attack on the U.S. Navy intelligence ship Liberty on June 8, 1967, seems no closer to resolution today than it was 36 years ago. Surely it's time, a generation and a half later, for the U.S. government to release everything it knows about an attack that killed 34 American sailors and intelligence analysts, wounded 171 others and has never been satisfactorily explained


  • Feds won't warn parents about vaccine
  • The government has decided not to warn parents a mercury-laced preservative virtually eliminated from other vaccines because of health concerns will be included in flu shots given to hundreds of thousands of infants and toddlers this fall


  • Did Ron Brown die for Enron's sins? Explosive new expose on the man 'who knew too much'
  • "Wow. That looks like a bullet hole,"


  • House Republicans Defy Bush
  • Lawmakers Push Highway Bill Exceeding Ceiling on Spending


  • Trump, the illusion of wealth-auditors say Trump's casino company will be in deep trouble without a cash infusion -- which would leave him with a minority holding in the company
  • Trump Hotels, strapped in $1.8 billion of debt, has lacked the cash flow


  • Syria has selected an international group led by Petro-Canada to develop a gas field in the central Palmyra region at an estimated cost of $750 million. The project will also include US independents Occidental and Houston-based Petrofac
  • The announcement came shortly after reports that the US was delaying the imposition of sanctions against Syria that would potentially curb American oil and gas investment


  • Kerry Vows Americans "Will Never Have To Fight And Die For Foreign Oil."
  • "We need a new direction on energy policy. For three years, George Bush and Dick Cheney have bent over backwards to help their big contributors in the oil industry. I'm going to stand up for students and middle class families and all those who need relief at the pump."


  • Soros explained his decision by saying that 'the future belongs to public transportation,' and that it is at the same time a 'gold mine.' Soros said that he would make a profit not on passengers, but through advertising
  • Soros Purchases Kiev Metro


  • Al Gets Gore-TV
  • The Observer has learned that former Vice President Al Gore and business partner Joel Hyatt, an entrepreneur and Democratic fund-raiser, will close the deal to pay around $70 million to French-owned Vivendi Universal this week, making them the owners of the tiny digital-cable channel Newsworld International (NWI), moving Mr. Gore from politics to mini-media-moguldom


  • 2000-Gore Family Ties
  • The connections between the late industrialist and Soviet agent Armand Hammer and the Gore family run long and deep -- and they continue to haunt Al Gore Jr.

  • Gore's Oil


  • 'LESBIAN BARBIE' KID TAKES CITY FOR BIG DOLL-ARS
  • NYC-The city yesterday agreed to pay $35,000 to a Queens girl who was kicked out of her junior-high class for wearing a T-shirt that said, "Barbie is a lesbian."


  • ALMOST a year after the fall of Baghdad, everybody knows that Saddam Hussein stole billions from the Iraqi people. What is now emerging is that the United Nations was his partner in crime - aiding and abetting him during the eight-year Oil-for-Food program
  • OIL FOR PALACES


  • "Special Skills Draft" in the Offing?
  • "The government is taking the first steps toward a targeted military draft of Americans with special skills in computers and foreign languages," reported the March 13 San Francisco Chronicle. "The Selective Service System [SSS] has begun the process of creating the procedures and policies to conduct such a targeted draft in case military officials ask Congress to authorize it and the lawmakers agree to such a request."


  • The Western Wall tunnel: The announcement that it was discovered by chance was a cover for the real story
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark


  • Telemarketing Jobs Go to Jail
  • Rather than sending jobs to India or China, telemarketing firms are increasingly finding hired help in prisons


  • Is Fix in at 9/11 Commission?
  • In finally accepting the 9/11 Commission's request for public testimony under oath from National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, the White House was not the one that flinched. It was the 9/11 Commission


  • A report by an Iranian news agency alleges that US and British forces have secretly moved WMDs into Iraq, supposedly to counter claims that they failed to find the original justification for the war on Iraq
  • IS US moving WMDs into iraq?


  • 70% of Iraqis in kill zone back attacks on troops
  • Seven out of 10 Iraqis who live in the region where four American contractors were killed and their bodies mutilated think attacking coalition forces is acceptable, according to a nationwide poll


  • You can ask the President anything, just don't mention the war on terrorism
  • The White House has set its own rules for the so-called 9/11 Commission


  • Families of 9/11 victims were critical yesterday of what appeared to be White House efforts to coach members of a panel questioning a Bush-bashing whistleblower
  • 9/11 kin: W butting in


  • Probe Finds $10 Million In Payments To Lobbyist
  • Abramoff, one of Washington's best-connected Republican lobbyists, this month was forced out of his firm, Greenberg Traurig, after revelations that he and the executive -- Michael S. Scanlon, a former spokesman for House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) -- had persuaded four newly wealthy tribes to pay them fees of more than $45 million over the past three years





  • Friday, April 02, 2004

    A warning to readers: this column is obscene. 

    'Yes Men' Kicks Off Fest With Hilarity
  • "The Yes Men" won't reach theaters until August, but Milwaukee filmmakers Chris Smith and Sarah Price and co-director Dan Ollman gave a sold-out Orpheum Theatre audience a preview of their devastatingly funny new documentary. Price and Smith have been frequent visitors to the festival over the years, having brought films such as "American Movie" and "Home Movie" to town.

  • The Yes Men


  • John Dean believes Bush/Cheney should be Impeached! So do we!
  • John Dean would go down in history for his role in the Watergate scandal. Now Dean has written a new book – his sixth – in which he concludes that the obsessive secrecy and deception in Washington today is "Worse Than Watergate." The conversation with Bill Moyers is Dean’s first television interview on "the hidden agenda of a White House shrouded in secrecy and a presidency that seeks to remain unaccountable" and his book WORSE THAN WATERGATE: THE SECRET PRESIDENCY OF GEORGE W. BUSH


  • Bush Hits Workers with Chemical Weapons
  • A warning to readers: this column is obscene. It relates details of an act so depraved that young children should not be exposed to it; even adults will be debased by the contact. The characters described herein exhibit all the human enlightenment and moral engagement of monkeys idly scratching their groins on a hot day at the zoo


  • Forget illegal immigrants. A cosmopolitan class, young, mobile and restless, move from country to country as their grandparents might have moved from town to town. Do they end up as citizens of nowhere?
  • The new global elite


  • THE FOUR KILLED IN FALLUJAH WERE CIA CONTRACT AGENTS
  • THE FOUR KILLED IN FALLUJAH WERE
    CIA CONTRACT AGENTS


  • Terrorists might try to bomb buses and rail lines in major U.S. cities this summer, according to a government bulletin issued to law enforcement officials nationwide
  • Gov't Warns of Summer Bomb Plots in U.S.


  • US lifts sanctions on Russian firms, weapons expert for arms sales
  • The United States on Thursday lifted sanctions on six Russian companies and a Russian arms expert it had imposed over the past nine years for arms and technology sales to rogue nations


  • Skolnick: USA In "Financial Anguish"
  • "We are headed for economic collapse," warns Skolnick. The Bank of Japan is pulling away from its previous support of Treasury Bills. These T-Bills are not savings bonds; they are bills and notes, debt that the U.S. promises to repay. The T-Bill market is "much bigger than the stock exchange." And these T-Bills are not especially attractive investments at this time. In 1981, T-Bills yielded 16.5 percent. Compare that with now, with T-Bills yielding almost nothing. Forget the stock market: the T-Bill market is much bigger and a collapse there would be catastrophic.


  • Scientists Predict Major SoCal Quake Within Five Months
  • A state earthquake council has given a qualified endorsement to a prediction by a group of scientists who believe that a temblor of magnitude-6.4 or greater will occur in the Southern California desert sometime in the next five months


  • U.S. Turns to Mercenaries
  • The four "civilians" killed, burned, and dragged through the streets of Fallujah, Iraq, on Wednesday morning weren’t really civilians. Or were they? They were employees of Blackwater Security Consulting, a rural North Carolina subsidiary of Blackwater USA, one of several dozen firms taking over the duties of the regular American military in Iraq, protecting buildings and grounds as well as officials


  • A Must Read from Information Celaring House
    The information below is reproduced from a U.S. Military web site. The article is dated Nov. 3, 2000, some 10 months prior to the attack on the Pentagon of 9/11/01
  • 1. Contingency planning Pentagon MASCAL exercise simulates scenarios in preparing for emergencies

  • 2. Contingency planning Pentagon MASCAL exercise simulates scenarios in preparing for emergencies


  • SEP US presidential candidate on Kerry’s jobs plan: “A hoax on the unemployed and giveaway for the rich”
  • While millions of jobless workers are facing foreclosure on their homes, the cutoff of health insurance, and the specter of destitution, Kerry has outlined a proposal geared to further fatten the bank accounts of America’s wealthiest 1 percent


  • Spanish police have found an explosive device on a high-speed railway between Madrid and Seville
  • Bomb found on Spanish rail track


  • To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda photo-journalist Nick Danziger visited the country with the BBC's Panorama team
  • In pictures: Remembering the genocide


  • Found notes may show Bush plan on Clarke
  • "Stay inside the lines. We don't need to puff this (up). We need (to) be careful as hell about it," the handwritten notes say. "This thing will go away soon and what will keep it alive will be one of us going over the line."


  • Prosecutors Are Said to Have Expanded Inquiry Into Leak of C.I.A. Officer's Name
  • Prosecutors investigating whether someone in the Bush administration improperly disclosed the identity of a C.I.A. officer have expanded their inquiry to examine whether White House officials lied to investigators or mishandled classified information related to the case, lawyers involved in the case and government officials say


  • Scared Half to Death, the Security Forces Lock Themselves Behind the Barricades
  • Lieutenant Colonel Saad Jasim is reluctant to talk in the open courtyard. He orders his men to bolt the metal door to his small office before he will agree to speak. Outside the brick hut is a large walled compound in which dozens of his armed troops from the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps are barking orders to each other in the bright morning sun. Between them and Falluja's main high street is a vast concrete blast wall, guarded by a handful of extremely anxious Defense corps soldiers


  • Expiring Unemployment Benefits Will Hurt More Than Half a Million Children
  • Today marks the final day of a phase-out of unemployment benefits for more than one million Americans. With parents who are jobless and left without unemployment benefits, 622,000 children and their families will suffer financial hardships, according to estimates by the Children's Defense Fund (CDF)


  • FBI: Lost in translation?
  • Angry lawmakers are calling for hearings on the FBI's translation unit, which they say has still not addressed problems of mismanagement and lax internal security more than two years after they were revealed by a bureau whistleblower.


  • This 5.56mm round has all the stopping power you need — but you can’t use it. Here’s why:
  • 1-shot killer


  • Al Gets Gore-TV

  • The Observer has learned that former Vice President Al Gore and business partner Joel Hyatt, an entrepreneur and Democratic fund-raiser, will close the deal to pay around $70 million to French-owned Vivendi Universal this week, making them the owners of the tiny digital-cable channel Newsworld International (NWI), moving Mr. Gore from politics to mini-media-moguldom.


  • Letter bombs intercepted in Spain
  • Three letter bombs, addressed to Spanish media organisations, have been intercepted, state radio has said.


  • Americans Need To Read Washington's Farewell Address
  • Our first and greatest President, George Washington, delivered what many regard as the greatest political speech ever given on American soil. It is simply called, "Washington's Farewell Address." The principles contained in this address formed the direction of this republic to one degree or another for nearly the following century


  • TSA eyes RFID boarding passes to track airline passengers
  • Privacy groups view the idea as a 'nightmare' for civil liberties


  • Cheney-led group subject of freedom-of-information suits
  • Judge orders release of energy documents


  • US officials threaten Latin America
  • This week, US officials insisted in previous allegations about Cuba's alleged weapons of mass destruction program


  • 'I saw papers that show US knew al-Qa'ida would attack cities with aeroplanes'
  • Whistleblower the White House wants to silence speaks to The Independent


  • 'We'll expel illegal Arabs from Israel'
  • Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said yesterday that once the separation fence is completed, the government will act vigorously to expel Palestinians living illegally within Israeli Arab communities


  • Gateway to close 188 stores, cut 2,500 jobs
  • Computer maker Gateway announced yesterday it will shutter all of its stores next week, eliminating 2,500 jobs, or nearly 40 percent of its work force


  • The Israeli government has written to the BBC accusing its Middle East correspondent, Orla Guerin, of anti-semitism and "total identification with the goals and methods of the Palestinian terror groups" over a report on a 16-year-old would-be suicide bomber last week
  • Report on would-be suicide bomber labelled anti-semitic


  • Bar Covers Up Exposed Nipples On Antique Photos
  • Nude women have been on the menu at The Sutler for years, but the Nashville pub covered up the 19th-century Victorian photos after being warned they might be too racy for state law.


  • Maybe None of Them are Terrorists-Even the US Military's own Lawyers Realize Guantánamo is an Own Goal
  • Consider this theoretical possibility: if no weapons of mass destruction have been found in Iraq, is it also possible that there are no al-Qaida terrorists in Guantánamo


  • FOUND! THE 911 'STAND DOWN ORDER' From 911-strike.com
  • Jim Hoffman has discovered a document which I believe may be very important to the 911 skeptic movement. This document superseded earlier DOD procedures for dealing with hijacked aircraft, and it requires that Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld is personally responsible for issuing intercept orders


  • Robertson's speech
  • The JHU Muslim Association, which handed out fliers before the speech defending previous statements made by Mr. Robertson implicating Islam as a violent religion, had no statement on the foreign affairs aspect of Robertson's speech but Andleeb Khan, the president of the association, noted that Robertson is "publicly known for spreading disinformation about Islam, a religion he is clearly not an expert on."


  • Iraq: the DU dust settles-depleted uranium
  • Following the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, the incidence of radioactive contamination on Iraqi territory is being linked to the use of depleted uranium (DU) in munitions used by Coalition forces. JID's weapons specialist reviews the continuing political fall-out for Washington and its allies


  • A conspiracy theorist's proof
  • Man has struggled throughout time with proving that what exists in his mind also exists in the world outside his mind


  • Civil Disobedience as an American Institution
  • Civil Disobedience has been a part of American political culture longer than America has been a nation


  • China has called on the United States to avoid official contact with Taiwan, a day after a U.S. agency approved a US$1.7 billion military radar sale to the island
  • $1.7 Billion Sale Angers China


  • China extends sea control 200 miles U.S. officials fear enforcement will lead to military confrontations
  • China has "intensified" monitoring of foreign vessels in areas it considers Chinese waters, but which internationally are regarded as open ocean, reports Geostrategy-Direct, the global intelligence information service


  • Congress hears US forces ready for Chinese threat
  • The top US naval commander in the Pacific has told Congress that US forces are well-positioned to deal with any Chinese military activity aimed at Taiwan, but says that the US has not seen any indication of an immediate military threat in the period surrounding Taiwan's presidential election.


  • As the holiday season approaches, U.S. officials are warning border residents that bringing confetti-filled Easter eggs from Mexico could bring fines of up to $50,000 for illegal commercial importation-to prevent the spread of Exotic Newcastle Disease
  • CBP still prohibiting cascarones from crossing border


  • Need an Army? Just Pick Up the Phone
  • Blackwater, which operates from a 5,200-acre training ground in the Great Dismal Swamp of North Carolina, is a private military firm that provides an array of services once performed solely by military personnel. The company trains soldiers in counterterrorism and urban warfare. It also provides the American government with soldiers for hire: former Green Berets, Army Rangers and Navy Seals. In February it started training former Chilean commandos — some of whom served under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet — for future service in Iraq


  • "The Republican Party of Texas affirms that the United States is a Christian nation."
  • Theocracy Watch


  • 3 Intense Hurricanes Forecast This Year
  • The Atlantic will probably see 14 named storms this year, eight of them hurricanes and three of them intense hurricanes


  • Bush To City: Drop Dead
  • The Bush Administration has treated New York City like a battered wife who still gets displayed for photo-ops and state dinners. George Bush and the Republicans who control both houses of Congress have starved New York for three years with fiscal policies that alternate between abuse and neglect


  • Military Sex Assault Likened to 'Friendly Fire'
  • There have been 129 cases of sexual assault reported to the independent Miles Foundation in the current theater of operations -- Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Bahrain -- but only 27 were reported to military officials






  • Thursday, April 01, 2004

    NEWS 

    Rumors are flying around official Washington that the new US ambassador in Iraq as of July 1 will be Paul Wolfowitz
  • Wolfowitz of Baghdad


  • 8% of Iraqi academics have Fled, 1000 Professionals Assassinated in past Year
  • ' More than 1000 leading Iraqi professionals and intellectuals have been assassinated since last April, among them such prominent figures as Dr Muhammad al-Rawi, the president of Baghdad University. The identity of the assailants remains a mystery and none have been caught. '


  • Boxcar aliens to U.S. New smuggling trend
  • U.S. border agents say international alien smuggling rings are using rail containers to try to sneak aliens from Canada into that country


  • There Are No Words ... Depleted Uranium Radiation in Iraq Equals 250,000 Nagasaki Bombs
  • How many Nagasaki Nuclear Bombs equal the Radiation loosed in the 2003 Iraq war? Answer: About 250,000 Nuclear Bombs


  • Second Texas Refinery Explosion-This is the second refinery explosion this week
  • Fire doused at Baytown chemical plant


  • "Basically fluoride is now considered a poisonous substance."
  • Ballina council rejects fluoride


  • Act would prohibit judges from ruling on 'acknowledgment of God' cases
  • The House version, H.R. 3799, and Senate version, S. 2082, are identical companion bills. Touted by some supporters as one of the most important pieces of legislation in U.S. history, the bill states


  • U.S. traded Iran oil deal for SDF in Iraq: Democrat
  • Sherman called Iran "the nation who is most likely to be the culprit if a nuclear weapon is smuggled into the United States."


  • If Kerry Wins, Bush And His Advisors Know That They Are Vulnerable To Potential Prison Terms
  • That means that they are going to slander Kerry, potentially break laws and steal to win. These are people who think that their lying and abuse of our government is "heroic" because they believe that they are imparted with some elitist notion that they know what is best for this nation


  • I.R.S. Request for More Terrorism Investigators Is Denied
  • The Bush administration has scuttled a plan to increase by 50 percent the number of criminal financial investigators working to disrupt the finances of Al Qaeda, Hamas and other terrorist organizations to save $12 million, a Congressional hearing was told on Tuesday


  • Is Sears Tower, Chicago, Next? On April 19th?
  • It's highly possible the next major terror attack could be April 19th, striked at Sears Tower, Chicago

  • CHICAGO SEARS TOWER


  • NY Times Slide Show Graphic Photos
  • NY Times Slide Show Graphic Photos


  • 9/11 Widows Skillfully Applied the Power of a Question: Why?
  • "We simply wanted to know why our husbands were killed,"


  • If you're on the "list", no job for you
  • The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are developing a database that will allow private companies to submit lists of individuals to be screened for a connection to terrorism, the FBI Terrorist Screening Center Director Donna A. Bucella told legislators yesterday


  • Missile defense, not Al Qaeda, was at top of White House agenda pre-9/11
  • Out of focus


  • Watch out for this school note
  • It is a wide and deep river of paper, and in the currents it would be easy to miss the school notification required under Sec. 9528 of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001


  • Qureia conditions support for PM's plan on full withdrawal
  • Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia on Thursday conditioned his support of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's disengagement plan on a full Israeli withdrawal from the territories


  • 100777.com
  • 100777.com


  • Terror panic could turn Britain into police state, says Kennedy
  • Charles Kennedy condemned "panicky measures" to protect Britain from terrorism yesterday and said David Blunkett had stripped people of "hard-earned freedoms"


  • Bill of Rights no longer valid in Louisiana
  • One week ago today, on March 24th, the New Orleans based 5th Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a ruling effectively giving Louisiana cops the green light to conduct searches of personal residences and businesses without a search warrant


  • Fireball crashes to earth in Queensland
  • Residents of the outback town of Winton saw a flash "like 50,000 floodlights" as a huge fireball crashed to earth somewhere in central Queensland late yesterday


  • Lightning Strikes Jet of Mexico's Fox
  • Lightning struck the jet President Vicente Fox was on Wednesday but the aircraft landed safely and no one was hurt


  • Franken shilling for terrorist government
  • Today was the debut of the new "liberal" radio talk show hosted by Al Franken. For details go to www.AirAmericaRadio.com. It's in 5 major cities and can also be streamed from anywhere. Let's hope it will offer some balance to the rabid right wing screamers

  • To the Moon, George, to the Moon
  • On Jan. 14, 2004, President Bush announced his bold vision for America's space program. He vowed to return to the moon and then "to take the next steps of space exploration: human missions to Mars and to worlds beyond."


  • Credit cards tap into radio tags
  • Forget about using a pen to sign a credit card slip, or even tapping in a secret number. In the future, you could authorise payments by simply moving your finger over your flexible friend


  • Outsourcing and the sad little movement to stop it
  • The Jobs of the Future Are a Thing of the Past


  • Should the United Nations run the Internet?
  • The United Nations wants to expand its influence over the Internet, but would it be wise to let that happen?


  • Another Corruption Investigation Opened Against Halliburton
  • French anti-corruption judge Renaud van Ruymbeke began last year the first investigation into potential violations of French laws to implement the OECD Convention on Combatting Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions. As a result of the French investigations the U.S. Government has started its own preliminary review and the Nigerian parliament is considering starting its own inquiry


  • Ultra-Orthodox Jews armed with assault rifles lugged boxes, sofas and potted plants into two buildings in a crowded Arab neighborhood of Jerusalem at daybreak Wednesday, sparking clashes between Israeli troops and angry residents
  • Jewish Settlers Move Into Arab Area





  • Wednesday, March 31, 2004

    SWEN 

    Enraged Mob in Falluja Kills 4 American Contractors
  • Editor's Note: paragraph from our lead story tells a horrifying tale: "The steadily deteriorating security situation in the Falluja area, west of Baghdad, has become so dangerous that no American troops or Iraqi security staff members responded to the attack today. There are a number of police stations in Falluja and a base of more than 4,000 marines nearby. But even while the two vehicles burned, sending plumes of inky smoke over the closed shops of the city, there were no ambulances, no fire engines and no security present."


  • Four contractors working for the US army have been killed and their bodies mutilated in the Iraqi city of Falluja
  • Bodies mutilated in Iraq attack


  • The Line By William Rivers Pitt
  • Another reason Clarke has stayed in the news is because he does not stand alone. Had he been the only person to come forth with savage criticism of George W. Bush and his administration, Karl Rove would have called out the dogs, and Clarke would have found himself selling Amway outside of McMurdo Sound before St. Patrick's Day. Fortunately for Mr. Clarke, and for the truth, he has joined a long and prestigious line of people who have come forward to bear witness against this White House:


  • Is the Bush administration manipulating gas prices?
  • Saudis Push Plan for Cut in Production by OPEC


  • Bush Enables and Covers up for Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabian Officials Work with Al Qaeda, Chicago Tribune Reports. Bush Betrays Our National Security
  • 2 firms linked to Al Qaeda, Saudi intelligence agency


  • Saudi Arabia: There's plenty in the ground, but it won't be easy to get. The kingdom may need major new foreign investors. Will it dare open up?
  • Oil Shortage? The Saudis conclude that the kingdom could easily ramp up to 10 million bbl. a day from its current 8.5 million and comfortably sustain that level through 2042. If demand is really strong, they insist, the kingdom could build up to 12 million bbl. a day by 2016 and hold that level out of existing reserves until 2033


  • KISS THE 4th AMENDMENT GOOD-BYE
  • On the heels of a US Supreme Court decision that now allows police to fully arrest and handcuff American citizens for misdemeanor violations of traffic law that are generally punishable with a ticket and a fine in traffic court


  • CRISIS AT CABLE: CNN LOSES HALF OF AUDIENCE FROM YEAR AGO
  • In 24-Hour Time Period for the first quarter of 2004, FOX NEWS CHANNEL averaged 824,000 viewers, down 36% vs. a year ago, which saw heightened viewership due to the Iraqi War. CNN plummeted 52%, averaging 458,000 viewers, while MSNBC dropped 49% averaging 234,000 viewers


  • Liberal Voices Get New Home on Radio Dial
  • Liberal Voices Get New Home on Radio Dial


  • Air America Radio
  • Air America Radio


  • Found at Starbucks: The Pentagon's Papers
  • Did you hear the one about the guy at Starbucks? No? Okay. A guy walks into the Starbucks at Connecticut Avenue and R Street NW on Sunday to get his favorite latte, and sits down at a table. On the table, he spots four pieces of paper. One is stationery with the heading "Office of the Secretary of Defense," and right under that "The Special Assistant."

  • Found at Starbucks: The Pentagon's Papers

  • The Pentagon's Papers


  • Mystery over new Russian weapon
  • Russia has designed a "revolutionary" weapon that would make the prospective U.S. missile defense useless, Russian news agencies reported, quoting a senior Defense Ministry official


  • Putin orders 166,050 to be drafted into military
  • President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to draft 166,050 people into Russia's armed forces in April, May and June 2004 and demobilize conscripts whose term of service has expired, the Kremlin said on Tuesday


  • 'Illegals' details incidents of Mexican bullets targeting Americans
  • Mexico attacks


  • World Poll Reveals Growing Hostility Toward USA
  • World Public Opinion Poll Reveals Growing Hostility Toward America and Its Foreign Policy


  • Shocking documentary uncovers the subversion of Americas democracy
  • Exposed: The Carlyle Group


  • A Polishing by US Authorities?
  • According to the Middle East Economic Survey, Iraq is facing difficulties in exporting oil from both its northern and southern fields



  • Tuesday, March 30, 2004

    NEWS 

    Explosions, Fire Rock Texas BP Plant -TV
  • BP Texas City has a 447,000-barrel-per-day refinery. It is the 12th-largest refinery in the world


  • Michael Ruppert reported to the International Citizens' Inquiry in to 9/11 on Friday night that FBI agent Dave Frasca was a key player in the 9/11 cover-ups
  • FBI's Dave Frasca key player in 9/11 conspiracy


  • The White House has bowed to pressure to allow National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice to testify in public and under oath to the 9/11 commission
  • White House U-turn on 9/11 inquiry


  • Chemtrail Skies Over Newbury, Ontario
  • After looking at the photos I must say I wonder if the aircraft were turning a bright sunny day into a smog filled nightmare


  • Chemtrail Skies Over Newbury, Ontario
  • Chemtrails Over Erie, PA


  • Prozac Nation, UK
  • Hundreds of thousands of people are being prescribed powerful anti-depressants that they may not need because doctors are using the pills as a "quick fix" solution to mild anxiety problems


  • People who Avoided the Airlines and the Twin Towers
  • There is evidence that a group of Pentagon officials was warned to avoid the attack targets


  • Odigo says workers were warned of attack
  • Odigo says workers were warned of attack


  • Israel, Suicide Nation
  • A nation which enslaves another forges its own chains.-- Karl Marx


  • 9/11 Commission Director: Iraq War Launched to Protect Israel
  • IPS uncovered the remarks by Philip Zelikow, who is now the executive director of the body set up to investigate the terrorist attacks on the United States in September 2001 – the 9/11 commission – in which he suggests a prime motive for the invasion just over one year ago was to eliminate a threat to Israel, a staunch U.S. ally in the Middle East


  • Israel, Suicide Nation
  • A nation which enslaves another forges its own chains.-- Karl Marx





  • Monday, March 29, 2004

    NEWS 

    As Border Woes Strain Arizona, U.S. and Mexico Talk
  • The border is so porous that we probably get a thousand people a week coming through the ranch — it's a sieve," said Mr. Strom, 72, whose property sits on the Mexican border about 95 miles south of Tucson. "They're all just looking for a way to head north through the mountains."


  • Censored Study on Bioterror Doubts U.S. Preparedness
  • Two years after a report on the 2001 anthrax attacks was completed, the Pentagon has released parts of the unclassified document, which concludes that the nation is woefully ill-prepared to detect and respond to a bioterrorist assault


  • "It's amazing to me that these Republicans that keep quoting the Bible seemingly don't believe in redemption and forgiveness when it comes to restoring civil rights,"
  • Disenfranchised Florida Felons Struggle to Regain Their Rights


  • FBI Chief Warns Of Election-Time Attacks
  • Mueller Says Targets Could Include Political Conventions Or Election Itself


  • MAN ARRESTED FOR SAVING A STRAY CHICKEN
  • You will find this tale preposterous and bordering on pure insanity, but I swear to you that the events I am about to relay actually happened in the United States of America, State of Oregon, County of Josephine and not in Saddam's Iraq


  • Brazil storm kills two, destroys homes
  • Meanwhile, Brazilian and U.S. meteorologists disagreed over whether the storm was a hurricane -- the first on record in the South Atlantic


  • Was the I-95 disaster a terrorist act?

    Security increased as terror threat targets I-95
  • A terror threat targets Connecticut's busiest stretch of highway, the Interstate-95 corridor in Bridgeport. State police began stepping up security in the area Thursday

  • Northbound I-95 Lanes Reopen in Conn.
  • The damage shut down a one-mile stretch of the highway, which normally carries 120,000 vehicles a day between New York and Boston

  • Economic impact of I-95 disaster severe
  • The dollars and cents impact that a severed Interstate 95 corridor will have on the region depends largely on how long it takes to fix it, area economists and industry officials said Friday


  • So much for Democracy! U.S. adminstration bans Iraqi Shi'ite newspaper
  • "They told us they would arrest us if we did not leave. They said our articles incite people against America," Yasseri told Reuters outside the newspaper offices


  • FBI informant revealed 9-11 plot in April 2001
  • 2 D.C. agents filed report that al-Qaida planned suicide attacks involving planes


  • The American military is holding some 8,000 Iraqi security detainees without trial or formal charges, most of them in a prison where at least six US guards have been criminally charged with abusing inmates
  • Iraqi detentions fuel anti-US sentiment


  • A Young Feminist's Lament
  • "It seems to be a bunch of paranoid, ranting conspiracy theories about feminism and communism."


  • On March 19, the page appeared on www.nyc.gov/nypd, as well as on the city’s page, with instructions labeled “Best Bet” and “Ill-Advised Information,” the latter referring to flyers urging protesters to arrive at the stage at 24th Street and Madison Avenue, rather than the city-prescribed entrance 18 blocks north
  • Police to Protesters: Come On Down


  • What would the Sons of Liberty say? Boston's main streets are filled with hidden eyes
  • Smile,you're on security camera


  • A Young Feminist's Lament
  • "It seems to be a bunch of paranoid, ranting conspiracy theories about feminism and communism."


  • Osama bin Laden ordered the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks to organise a massive strike on Heathrow Airport to punish Tony Blair for his support of the US, it has been revealed
  • Bin Laden's British payback target: Heathrow Airport


  • Russian Hypersonic research vehicle will be soon tested
  • The first flight test of the russian hypersonic flying vehicle GLL-31 will be carried out sometime this year


  • A man whose artwork is made from dust collected near Ground Zero in New York has become the first winner of a £40,000 award for visual artists
  • Dust artist wins first Artes Mundi





  • Sunday, March 28, 2004

    America Outsourced! 

    Well, this was a great way to start a Sunday morning. thi3rdeye main focus today is Outsourcing and CEO salaries. The good news is that THE COUP has a theme song for you, 5 Million Ways to Kill a CEO. The link to the lyrics provided.

    Wealthiest CEOs rake in $45M a year, $150K a day
  • Wall Street chiefs were the fattest of the fat cats, with compensation for a single day of work often tipping the scales at $75,000


  • Travelocity dumps 250 Amercian workers earning an average of $8hr moves jobs to India for Indian labor: $1.50. The 1,500 residents of Clintwood learn the meaning of outsourcing the hard way...
  • A Town's Future Is Leaving the Country


  • Despite the controversy over outsourcing American jobs to overseas locations, U.S. corporate executives expect the trend will grow over the next year, according to a survey of business leaders
  • Report shows business leaders overwhelming believe the movement of U.S. IT jobs overseas will grow


  • The Coup - 5 Million Ways to Kill a CEO - Lyrics
  • We've got 5 million ways to kill a CEO Slap him up and shake him up and then you know Let him off the flo' then bait him with the dough You can do it funk or do it disco y'know how this go


  • OUTSOURCING

    How your job may go abroad
  • The Bank of New York plans to send 250 technology jobs from Manhattan and elsewhere in the country to India


  • US students say no to IT courses
  • Fearing job losses due to outsourcing , undergraduates in the US have begun to abandon their studies in computer technology and engineering, says a new study


  • Outsourcing western companies under fire for being unpatriotic
  • Multinationals that offset uncompetitively high taxes and labour costs in the West by outsourcing jobs to low-wage countries are coming under increasing fire for being unpatriotic


  • Work for AT&T? This will make you sick!
  • Despite belt-tightening across the board at AT&T, the company paid the two a total of $740,098 last year for temporary local housing here and use of a corporate jet -- a perk that helped accommodate trips to Dorman's house in Atlanta and Polumbo's home in California


  • What’s to blame for lost jobs? An estimated 2.8 million factory jobs have been lost since Bush took office in 2001
  • Offshoring is only one of the causes of high unemployment


  • Outsourcing Joins the M.B.A. Curriculum
  • Outsourcing has become a prime subject for business students. Thousands of white-collar jobs are moving overseas every year, and at least 3.3 million jobs in service industries, accounting for $136 billion in wages, will leave the United States by 2015 for lower-cost countries, according to Forrester Research


  • Those who are profiting from globalization defend it under the banner of economic efficiency. Actually, unless you count cutting wages of U.S. workers an "economic efficiency," it's a horribly inefficient process
  • Outsourcing helps no worker


  • Most U.S. companies plan more outsourcing-survey
  • Most U.S. companies plan to outsource more of its back-office functions overseas where labor is cheaper, despite a public relations backlash and weaker prospects for cost savings, according to a survey of 182 companies released on Friday


  • CIO-Helping to flush America down the toilet!
  • CIO is read by more than 140,000 CIOs and senior executives who oversee annual IT budgets in excess of $175 million

  • The Outsourcing Institute
  • Dedicated to Outsourcing and destroying Amercia!


  • Report predicts 3.3 million tech jobs will leave the U.S. economy
  • A Forrester Research report predicts 3.3 million tech services jobs will leave the U.S. economy by 2015


  • GM moving more top jobs overseas
  • "In 2003, we began offshoring activities moving $3.5 (million) of work to lower-cost locations," the report said, "and we are planning to increase that to $48 (million) in 2004."


  • Offshore Outsourcing Will Increase, Poll Finds
  • According to the survey, 86% of the companies polled expect to send more technology jobs overseas in the next 12 months, compared with 32% two years ago


  • Leaders debate outcome of sending jobs overseas
  • "We must be cautious about outsourcing to the lowest common denominator because our standard of living is at risk, and when that happens future generations pay the price,"


  • On Sept. 13, 2001, the United States imposed a nationwide no-fly zone in response to the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. Yet more than 140 individuals were not only exempt from this rule, they were permitted to leave the country. Nearly all of them were Saudi, and roughly two dozen were kin to Osama bin Laden
  • Tracing the oil trail to 9/11


  • The Sauds and the Bushes
  • The "big event" in House of Bush, House of Saud is Sept. 11, 2001, and this book should be mandatory reading for every member of any 9/11 investigation panel -- even the one appointed by the president


  • Commission Head Still Wants Rice Testimony Public
  • he commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks feels unanimously that White House national security adviser Condoleezza Rice should testify in public, the panel's chairman said on Sunday


  • Some of US President George Bush's fellow Republicans are saying he should let national security adviser Condoleezza Rice testify publicly to confront charges by a former aide that Bush was lax on terrorism ahead of the September 11 attacks
  • Bush circle hints at Rice response


  • Clarke Urges Terrorism Testimony to Be Made Public
  • "Let's take all of my e-mails and all of the memos that I sent to the national security adviser and her deputy from January 20th to September 11th, and let's declassify all of it,"


  • Court Opens Door To Searches Without Warrants
  • It's a groundbreaking court decision that legal experts say will affect everyone: Police officers in Louisiana no longer need a search or arrest warrant to conduct a brief search of your home or business


  • Wondering why your insurance cost are so high?
  • Seattle-Based Insurer Boosts CEO Pay with $4.4 Million Package


  • Clear Channel Chief Executive's Pay Doubles from 2002 Compensation
  • Clear Channel Communications CEO L. Lowry Mays received total compensation valued at $7.2 million in 2003, more than double his pay from a year earlier


  • CEO Says US Airways Workers Must Cut Labor Costs to Survive against Southwest
  • Employees of US Airways, which has lost more than $4.6 billion since 2001, have given up more than $1 billion in wages and benefits over the last two years. The workforce has been cut from more than 43,000 before the Sept. 11 attacks to 28,000 today


  • Shareholders at Tyco reject pay limits for execs
  • Former CEO Dennis Kozlowski and former chief financial officer Mark Swartz were awaiting a New York jury's verdict on charges they illegally spent millions of company funds on lavish perks -- including a $15,000 umbrella stand and a $6,000 shower curtain in a Fifth Avenue apartment used by Kozlowski. They're also accused of netting $430 million more by pumping up Tyco stock prices and selling their shares


  • RALPH NADER and THE RULING CLASS
  • By the year 2000, when he ran as a candidate for President on the Green Party third party ticket, his lecture income was about just short of a half a million dollars a year


  • Widespread Infection with Leukemia Virus from Meat and Milk
  • One little Holstein dairy cow from a Yakima, Washington farm introduced mad cow into America’s food supply and changed the world forever. Can you imagine the response when consumers discover 9 out of 10 of the herds in the US (89%) are infected with leukemia virus?1 This means millions of cows presently have live, infectious, leukemia viruses – bovine leukemia virus – living inside them. These viruses are known to cause cancers of the immune system, called leukemias and lymphomas, in these cows. More startling will be the reaction when they learn that consuming tainted beef has already infected as many as 74% of people living in the US


  • Occupiers spend millions on private army of security men
  • Britain's secret army in Iraq: thousands of armed security men who answer to nobody


  • A conflict of interest at the heart of the US 9/11 Commission hearings has been exposed by the families of the Twin Towers victims. Neil Mackay reports
  • White House Whitewash


  • Rockefeller sounds off on Iraq. A little late. These guys are full of shit. The Entire World new this invasion of Iraq was bullshit and they went along with it. Liars, all of them.
  • "If I had known then what I know now, I would have voted against it,” Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., said Friday. “I have admitted that my vote was wrong.”


  • 9/11 Hearings: Clarke Details Controversial Post-Sept. 11 Saudi Flight
  • In the most extensive comments by a public official to date, former counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke describes the events surrounding the evacuation of dozens of Saudis days after 9/11 when all commercial and private flights were grounded


  • Frank Rich: Faux journalism is the White House's new ally
  • Real journalism may be reeling, but faux journalism rocks. As an entertainment category in the cultural marketplace, it may soon rival reality TV and porn. American television is increasingly awash in fake anchors delivering fake news, some of them far more trenchant than real anchors delivering real news


  • America in 2050: Another country
  • In 2050, there will be three times as many people living here as in 1960 – 420 million. White Americans will be a minority, 49 percent, and falling. Hispanics in the United States, over 100 million, will be equal to the entire population of Mexico today. Our Asian population will be almost as large as our African-American population today

  • The Hispanic and Asian populations in the United States are expected to triple by 2050, when non-Hispanic whites would account for the barest majority, according to a Census Bureau
  • Hispanic, Asian populations to triple by 2050

  • Earth Will Expire By 2050
  • Earth's population will be forced to colonize two planets within 50 years if natural resources continue to be exploited at the current rate, according to a report out this week

  • By 2050 Warming to Doom Million Species, Study Says
  • By 2050, rising temperatures exacerbated by human-induced belches of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases could send more than a million of Earth's land-dwelling plants and animals down the road to extinction, according to a new study


  • Hamas Plots Knockout Blow with 800 Suicide Bombers
  • “The lone suicide martyr method has scored great achievements, but now, as we stand at the threshold of a decisive stage, we must resort to a tactic that brings us the desired results. Ideally, we would round up 70,000 to 80,000 martyrs and have them blow themselves up simultaneously in the enemy’s urban centers and so finally vanquish him...


  • U.S. easing visa conditions for Israelis born in Arab states
  • The United States has announced it is easing restrictions concerning the granting of visas to Israeli citizens born in Arab countries


  • 9-11 Profiteering: A Framework for Building the "Cui Bono?" UnAnswered Questions
  • Is there a connection between the rich flow of profit and market manipulations flowing from 9-11 and the stonewalling by the Administration and the agency members of the National Security Council? Time has passed since September 11, 2001. As new budgets are approved, financial statements published, laws passed, taxes cut and stocks go up, it is easier to identify who benefited politically and financially from 9-11. As we map out the financial "real deal" on 9-11, we realize there are three categories of people benefiting.


  • Virginia has joined the ranks of states that have withdrawn their applications to Congress calling for a constitutional convention (con-con)
  • Virginia Withdraws Con-Con Application


  • Virginia has joined the ranks of states that have withdrawn their applications to Congress calling for a constitutional convention (con-con)
  • ICANN (news - web sites) oversees the Domain Name System — such as ".com," ".net" and ".org" — that allows computers to find each other in cyberspace. It is sanctioned by the United States government, which funded the Internet's early development






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