Saturday, May 01, 2004

9/11 Questions Remain Unanswered/Not Asked! 

The 9/11 Commission: Questions Remain UNANSWERED--AND NOT ASKED
  • Two and a half years after 3,000 people were killed in the World Trade Center in Manhattan, not only do most questions remained unanswered about 9/11, they remain unasked

  • Dead Peasant Insurance - Wall Street Journal: "The practice is as widespread as it is little-known. Millions of current and former workers at hundreds of large companies are thus worth a great deal to their employers dead, as well as alive, yielding billions of dollars in tax breaks over the years, as well as a steady stream of tax-free death benefits."
  • How much are you worth dead to your company?

  • Black Box Voting! The Secret Service Wants Your Name: Will "subpeona" this web site?
  • Apparently we are getting too close for comfort (see following stories). Thank you for the donations to help set up additional security. I have a very specific investigation in mind to take this issue to the next step. Your donations will make that happen immediately. Those of you who have been following our work know: We get action!

  • Abuse may have been 'order'
  • Seymour Hersh, investigative reporter for The New Yorker, said that Staff Sergeant Ivan Frederick, one of six US military policemen accused of humiliating Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Gharib prison outside Baghdad, wrote home in January that he had "questioned some of the things" he saw inside the prison, but that "the answer I got was, 'This is how military intelligence wants it done'."


  • Sinclair Broadcast Group loves Bush and the RNC. List of Donors
  • This is the group that is censoring nightline tomorrow night. They are the same group that is accusing ABC of playing politics. Well this makes it obvious who is really playing politics. I found these all through Opensecrets.org. Almost all of these people are listed as "Officers and Key Executives."

  • Vanishing Votes by Gregory Palast
  • On October 29, 2002, George W. Bush signed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). Hidden behind its apple-pie-and-motherhood name lies a nasty civil rights time bomb

  • Authorities won't enforce immigration laws
  • Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Col., is calling for a White House probe into high-ranking federal Homeland Security authorities in Texas who publicly reassured illegal aliens and their backers they have no plans to enforce federal immigration laws anytime soon.

  • 2003 -- More than 1,000 Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyers USS Cole (DDG 67) and USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), and the destroyer USS Thorn (DD 988) will depart Naval Station Norfolk Nov. 28 for a Mediterranean Sea deployment in support of the global war on terrorism.
  • Surface Strike Group Ships To Deploy From Norfolk

  • Iraqis Declare Victory Over U.S. as Falluja Families Return
  • "My books have been burned so how will I study?," he asked. "Where will we live? Where will we live?" he cried.

  • Will Russia Fall Apart Within a Decade?
  • "Unless there is a new idea around which a new Russian nation can be based - replacing the Soviet people - it is quite likely that Siberia and the Russian Far East will be unofficially controlled by China within five years, and officially controlled by it within ten years.

  • US Military out of control!!! Top official at U.S. Southern Command wants to wage war on terror south of border
  • General Seeks Boost for Latin American Armies

  • Pentagon's No. 2 Flubs Iraq Casualties
  • Wolfowitz, an architect of the military campaign in Iraq

  • Death to those who dare to speak out
  • Even under Saddam Hussein, Saad Jawad spoke his mind. The mild-mannered, political science professor was one of only four people who dared to sign a petition asking Iraq's dictator for a more democratic form of government

  • Lawyers say post-9/11 U.S. is like police state
  • Americans have a fearsome new enemy since 9/11, and that enemy is their own government, a panel of prominent defense lawyers told colleagues Friday.

  • "If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator" -- G.W. Bush, December 18, 2000

    "I had other priorities in the 60's than military service." -- Dick Cheney

    Cheney's Five Draft Deferments During the Vietnam Era Emerge as a Campaign Issue
  • It was 1959 when Dick Cheney, then a student at Yale University, turned 18 and became eligible for the draft

  • GOOD NEWS! California Bans E-Voting in Four Counties, Calls for Criminal Investigation Into Company
  • The state's top elections official called for a criminal investigation of Diebold Election Systems Inc. as he banned use of the company's newest model touchscreen voting machine, citing concerns about its security and reliability.

  • GOOD NEWS! 300 Local Governments Slam PATRIOT Act
  • The tiny Martha's Vineyard hamlet of Tisbury, Massachusetts, this week became the 300th local or state government to denounce the USA Patriot Act, even as President George W. Bush was campaigning for Congress to make the Act permanent before its expiration next year.

  • Bush puts former Saddam Thug in charge! A former senior general in Saddam Hussein's army made a triumphant entry into the besieged city of Fallujah yesterday and was greeted by flag-waving locals celebrating the departure of US marines.
  • Saddam's man takes over in Fallujah

  • Bush defends `Mission Accomplished' as casualties mount in Iraq
  • "Major combat operations in Iraq have ended," President Bush declared one year ago Saturday from the deck of an aircraft carrier off the coast of California. A banner with the words "Mission Accomplished" hung as a backdrop on the flattop of the USS Abraham Lincoln.

  • Homeowner shoots to death suspected burglar
  • A 63-year-old homeowner who heard a living room window shatter and saw an arm come through the glass opened fire at two men outside, fatally striking one of two suspected burglars.

  • Israel emptying Jerusalem of Palestinians by bulldozing their homes
  • The destruction of these East Jerusalem houses clearly illustrates the political agenda driving Israel’s relentless demolition policy

  • New York - An anti-war group planning a massive demonstration at the start of the Republican National Convention has been denied a permit to use Central Park because the crowd would be too large.
  • United for Peace and Justice said it planned to appeal

  • In the heart of the heart of the "Homeland" -- the verdant fields and quiet townships of rural Ohio -- the fate of the world is being decided. There, the sway of a few votes could sway a key state whose political bent could sway the entire U.S. presidential election in November
  • Horse Sense

  • Truckers protesting the high price of fuel parked their big rigs on the Santa Ana Freeway in Commerce during the morning rush hour Friday, causing gridlock that backed up traffic for at least seven miles
  • Three trucks driving north on the Santa Ana Freeway around 7:35 a.m. suddenly stopped near the Washington Boulevard exit, arranging their big rigs in such a way that all lanes of traffic were blocked. Then, the truckers ran out of their cabs and into a waiting getaway car, according to the California Highway Patrol

  • A container explosion at a Port of Los Angeles terminal prompted three union locals Thursday to demand better screening of cargo going into and out of the nation's busiest shipping basin
  • Better Port Cargo Screening Urged After Blast

  • Kerry vs Bush will be the longest and dirtiest of US political campaigns. If New York could cast a definitive ballot, Kerry would win by a landslide. But of roughly 200 million US citizens of voting age (out of a population of 293 million), fewer than half will even bother to show up at the polling stations...
  • Bush against Bush

  • Pipeline Spills Fuel In S.F. Bay In California
  • Cleanup of a large diesel oil spill in the Suisun Marsh south of Fairfield was helped Friday by hot, windy weather, which is rapidly dissipating the volatile fuel

  • A petroleum pipeline in the San Francisco Bay area has been broken, flowing out diesel fuel into a marsh for migratory birds and prompting an emergency cleanup effort Thursday

  • Pipeline spills 60,000 gallons of fuel into Suisun Marsh Operators noticed problem Tuesday but waited to report it

  • The downing of United Airlines Flight 93
  • There would be no excuse for not stopping what had become a terrorist missile aimed at the seat of federal government. Plenty of supersonic, armed F-15s and F-16s were now in the air and within minutes of Flight 93, which would remain in the air for another 29 minutes

  • Friday, April 30, 2004

    9/11 Citizen Inquiry 

    The International Citizens’ Inquiry into 9/11 – Phase 2, is now scheduled for May 25-30, 2004 at the Ukrainian Cultural Center (83 Christie, just north of the Christie subway at Bloor) and the University of Toronto’s famed Convocation Hall. Phase 1 of the Inquiry was held in San Francisco March 26-28, 2004
  • Phase 3 is scheduled to commence in New York City on September 12, 2004 911truth.org

  • American contractors and soldiers torturing Iraqi prisoners in a prison outside Baghdad? A huge story, by anyone's standards, surely, especially when pictures of the abuse were broadcast on the US TV network CBS
  • What the US papers don't say

  • Baghdad Burning - Seeing those naked, helpless, hooded men was like being slapped in the face with an ice cold hand. I felt ashamed looking at them- like I was seeing something I shouldn’t be seeing and all I could think was, “I might know one of those faceless men...”
  • The pictures are horrific. I felt a multitude of things as I saw them... the most prominent feeling was rage, of course. I had this incredible desire to break something- like that would make things somehow better or ease the anger and humiliation. We’ve been hearing terrible stories about Abu Ghraib Prison in Baghdad for a while now, but those pictures somehow spoke like no words could.

  • Wednesday, April 28, 2004

    Secondary Explosions, Blog-Tracking, H.R. 2844, & Illegal Entry! 

    CBS News Channel Eyewitness Describes 'Secondary Explosions' in the WTC
  • In the first clip, the CBS reporter refers to a secondary exploson in the South Tower before its collapse. The reporter's exact words were "some kind of secondary follow-up explosion."

  • Blog-Tracking May Gain Ground Among U.S. Intelligence Officials
  • People in black trench coats might soon be chasing blogs.

  • H.R. 2844, The Continuity in Representation Act: Ensuring that the House of Representatives Remains the People's House
  • Ever since United Flight 93 crashed in a Somerset County, Pennsylvania field instead of the Capitol on 9-11, the unthinkable has been all too realistically possible: terrorists could seek to decapitate the Nation’s government. Today, House Republicans endorse the Continuity in Representation Act, H.R. 2844, to ensure that our representative government will survive any such attack.

  • Illegal Entry From Mexico to U.S. Spikes
  • After a four-year decline, illegal immigration from Mexico is spiking as several thousand migrants a day rush across the border in hopes of getting work visas under a program President Bush proposed. Many also are trying to beat tighter security to come in June.

  • Twenty percent of the U.S. troops killed in Iraq might have lived had there been more armored, heavier vehicles available to them, Newsweek reports Monday.
  • Lack Of Armor Claims Troops

  • US continues killing spree (Check out the Skull & Bones Flag Flying in the background!)
  • US helicopter gunships have attacked insurgents in the rebellious Iraqi city of Falluja.

  • Skull & Bones Flag Flies With U.S. Troops in Iraq *PIC*
  • "Marines responded by directing precision weaponry against the enemy forces in order to defend themselves."

  • A student in the US has been given free accommodation after it was found he had been sleeping in the college library for eight months to save money
  • Steven Stanzak began spending the night in the basement of New York University's main library last September, unable to afford the city's high cost of living.

  • Burning With Anger: Iraqis Infuriated by New Flag That Was Designed in London
  • For many Iraqis it was the final insult. Again and again they expressed outrage yesterday that Iraq's United States-appointed and unelected leaders had, overnight, abolished the old Iraqi flag, seen by most Iraqis as the symbol of their nation, and chosen a new one.

  • Sniper rifles are being used and have been used for more than a decade to deliver a number of "items." Sniper rifles with the capability of delivering microchips, called 'non-lethal weaponry' can be acquired through many sources in Europe, i.e. several companies falling under the Russian defense industries such as Splav Enterprise, Ekran Enterprise, Novosibirsk Instrument-Making Plant, Kupol Enterprise, and Sfera Enterprise provide a complete array of non lethal weaponry for crowd control and terrorists, including specially equipped sniper rifles.

  • Grab Your Sweater: D.C.'s Feeling a Draft
  • Pictures of young men adorn the masthead on the Selective Service website. A surfer dude with his arms outstretched. A black man in a shirt and tie. A guitarist. A cowboy. A pensive wigger with a backwards cap. They're an All-American lot, or at least represent all Americans. Some wear the straight-faced scowls of men who mean business. The rest are smiling wide.

  • Here we go again! North Korea may have eight nuclear bombs: US report
  • The revised estimate, to be included in a report to be completed within a month, is based on a detailed analysis of plutonium products found on clothing worn by an unofficial US delegation that was allowed to visit North Korean nuclear facilities several months ago, US officials preparing the report told the daily.

  • U.S. Use of Depleted Uranium Weapons Causes Dangerous Rise in Radiation Level in Iraq
  • Canadian research centers have reported that during the war against Iraq the U.S. military used depleted uranium (DU) weapons which caused the radiation level to rise at least 300 times above normal, and the weapons caused similar effects in Afghanistan.

  • Global Taxation Rears Its Ugly Head
  • Global Taxation Rears Its Ugly Head

  • The radio this morning said the Allied invasion of Laos had bogged down. Without thinking, I nodded and said, "Good."

  • Flying Saucer Fever Grips Iran, Theories Abound
  • Is Iran about to be invaded by little green men or are the Americans racing through the night sky in spaceships to spy on the Islamic Republic?

  • Big Brother to watch 10 more intersections
  • Ten more accident-prone Chicago intersections will be chosen this summer to double a Big Brother experiment that seems to be working wonders: digital cameras to snare motorists running red lights.

  • Missile defense system could be put on alert in September even if it fails tests: general
  • "If they both fail, we're got big problems that we're going to have to go figure out what to do about,"

  • Gagged By Google
  • Y-Que Banned From Advertising on Google

  • Tuesday, April 27, 2004


    What Do We Do Now? by Howard Zinn
  • It seems very hard for some people--especially those in high places, but also those striving for high places--to grasp a simple truth: The United States does not belong in Iraq. It is not our country. Our presence is causing death, suffering, destruction, and so large sections of the population are rising against us. Our military is then reacting with indiscriminate force, bombing and shooting and rounding up people simply on "suspicion."

  • Attacks Halt Rebuilding of Iraq
  • Disaster Facing Power Network as Contractors Pull Out

  • The Curse of Currency Autarky
  • The challenge facing the IMF's International Monetary and Financial Committee as it assembles for its spring meeting in Washington this weekend is to find a politic way of saying what its members already know: The emperors who adorn the vast bulk of the world's monies have no clothes. Only by eliminating the deadly germ of monetary sovereignty will currency crises become yesterday's disease, and will globalization live up to its economic and political promise

  • Massive Alien ID Fraud Ring in Oregon
  • "Thousands of illegal immigrants have crossed into Oregon to fraudulently obtain driver’s licenses, key documents for gaining credit cards, opening bank accounts and boarding airplanes,"

  • Bodies Of Dead GI's Secretly Hidden In Cyprus
  • A source in Cyprus, claims 5,000 dead bodies of British and American soldiers from the war in Afghanistan are secretly hidden in a military facility....

  • Report - Bush Suffered A Past 'Seizure'
  • If this news story is accurate, the American public is being betrayed (yet again) at the highest level. Americans have a RIGHT TO KNOW if their Commander-in-Chief is even remotely incapacitated. This story, if correct, raises multiple crucial and immediate issues and possibilities which need to be examined and considered. Such as...

  • Bush's Alleged Cocaine Problems
  • Bush Comments On His Own Cocaine Habits

  • Men vs machine : Palestinian youths throw stones at an Israeli army bulldozer during an incursion in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip
  • Israeli bulldozers have destroyed several houses and buildings in Beit Lahiya in the past three days

  • The 9/11 wargames session at the S.F. conference covered this core 'modus operandi' part of Sept. 11
  • Now that the "Joint Chiefs Rejected 'Airplanes as Missiles' Wargame Scenario in April 2001" articles are just breaking, it's vital to understand that, having been turned down for their plane-into-Pentagon wargame/emergency response exercise scenario in April 2001 (see below story series), the obvious way for NORAD's game planner scriptwriters to 'get their game' would be to embed it in one of their own wargames -- i.e. in NORAD'S own upcoming bi-annual emergency response exercise 'VIGILANT GUARDIAN', which was played out on the morning of September 11.

  • Why the White House deleted the name of Bush pal and Saudi go-between James Bath from the president's military records is a tantalizing but unanswered question
  • Mystery man

  • Some say Cheney, Bush fear giving varying 9/11 stories
  • "It's a good chance for both of us to answer questions that the 9/11 commission is looking forward to asking us, and I'm looking forward to answering them."

  • Bush administration bids to silence intelligence failure witness
  • The Bush administration will today seek to prevent a former FBI translator providing evidence about September 11 intelligence failures to a group of relatives and survivors who have accused international banks and officials of aiding al Qaeda

  • U.S.: Today, in the 9/11 Cover-Up ‘Investigation’
  • The following urgent action alert was forwarded to us from former Assistant Secretary of Housing Catherine Austin Fitts in support of former FBI translator and 9-11 whistle-blower Sibel Edmonds, upon whom the DOJ is poised to place a gag order

  • Canadian NORAD staff queried over 9/11 attacks
  • Several dozen Canadian military officers serving at NORAD headquarters have been interviewed by the United States congressional committee investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

  • Likud activist calls Sharon Nazi
  • Inter- Likud campaign gets acrimonious as struggle over the disengagement plan intensifies.

  • Monday, April 26, 2004


    Every day in America, 85,444 workers lose their jobs. 14.7 million people are jobless, underemployed or have given up looking for work. 43.6 million people have no health insurance. 4,227 people file for personal bankruptcy. 12,878 workers are injured or made ill by their jobs. 6.8 million people are in the workforce but are still poor. 11 million children attend broken-down schools
  • Myra, 40-"My life has changed drastically over my 10 months of unemployment. I've cashed in my 401(k), can no longer afford health insurance and can just barely pay the rest of the bills. I no longer plan for the future; I just try to make it through the present. I've even resorted to selling a number of my things on eBay to get money for essentials."

  • The remains of 20,000 African men, women and children have lain beneath the busy streets of New York for 300 years, waiting to tell their stories on the extent of slavery in the city
  • In March 1992, leading African-America archaeologist Michael Blakey arrived at the burial ground in downtown Manhattan

  • Baghdad Burning
  • There are two different kinds of strain. There's the physical strain of carrying 40 pails of water up and down the stairs to fill the empty water tank on the roof- after the 4th or 5th pail of water, you can literally see your muscles quivering under your skin and without the bucket of water, your arms somehow feel weightless- almost nonexistent. Then there's mental strain… that is when those forty buckets of water are being emptied in your head and there's a huge flow of thoughts and emotions that threaten to overwhelm you.

  • Baghdad bomb targets US occupation convoy
  • A powerful bomb has exploded in Baghdad's northern neighbourhood of Waziriya, destroying four US military vehicles.

  • U.S. calculations that it would train a new army in Iraq have gone badly wrong. It is now up against the very people it trained.
  • Iraq: US Facing Opponents it Trained.

  • N. Korea Accuses U.S. of Preparing Attack
  • Pyongyang also warned that it would review parts of the armistice that ended the Korean War five decades ago because of the U.S. plans

  • Polls Show Massive Opposition to European Constitution
  • Prime Minister Tony Blair is facing a massive challenge to persuade the public to back the proposed European Constitution in a referendum, new polls have suggested

  • Withdraw U.S. troops By Ralph Nader
  • Every day our exposed military remains in war-torn Iraq, we imperil U.S. security, drain our economy, ignore urgent domestic needs and prevent Iraqi democratic self-rule. We need to announce a withdrawal of our troops, not increase them

  • Israel to destroy Iran nuke plant?
  • While Iran announced plans to begin building a heavy-water reactor that can produce weapons-grade plutonium, Israel began drawing up plans to demolish it – much as it destroyed an Iraqi nuclear facility more than a decade ago

  • The downing of United Airlines Flight 93
  • Sept. 11, 2001: American Airlines Flight 77 streaked toward Washington, D.C., after being hijacked. NEADS – the North East Air Defense Sector of NORAD, received notice of the hijacking at 9:24 a.m. EST. Six minutes later, two F-16s were airborne from Hampton, Va.

  • Lawyers try to gag FBI worker over 9/11
  • The Bush administration will today seek to prevent a former FBI translator from providing evidence about 11 September intelligence failures to a group of relatives and survivors who have accused international banks and officials of aiding al-Qa'ida

  • Another IRS Agent "Flips"
  • This week, former IRS CID Special Agent and CPA Joe Banister announced yet another former IRS Agent has come forward publicly to stand with those that are fighting to expose the income tax fraud

  • Quote from Henry Kissinger - Military Men Are Dumb, Stupid Animals
  • In their December 1975 Foreword to "The Final Days", Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein state that the book is based on interviews and re-interviews with 394 people, concentrating on the last 100 days of Nixon's administration. None of the quotes or information in the book is individually footnoted or referenced--they do mention that "we did not accord equal weight to all sources," and that "nothing in this book has been reconstructed without accounts from at least two people."

  • White man's burden
  • The war in Iraq was conceived by 25 neoconservative intellectuals, most of them Jewish, who are pushing President Bush to change the course of history. Two of them, journalists William Kristol and Charles Krauthammer, say it's possible. But another journalist, Thomas Friedman (not part of the group), is skeptical

  • Sunday, April 25, 2004

    Homeless Veterans Nuclear Power & Ridiculous Censorship 

    Nicole Goodwin, a homeless Army veteran who served in Iraq, and her 1-year-old daughter
  • THIS is how Nicole Goodwin travels these days: with her 1-year-old daughter pressed to her chest in a Snugli, a heavy backpack strapped across her shoulders, and a baby stroller crammed with as many bags of clothes and diapers as it can hold. When you are a homeless young mother, these are the things you carry

  • Nuclear power could propel spaceships on distant flights
  • To boost future spaceships to distant moons and planets, the Bush administration is turning to nuclear power, long a no-no for a nation nervous about anything to do with radioactivity.

  • Where's My (Bleeping) Sex? Who wants a DVD player that automatically deletes all the juicy bits of movies? One guess
  • All you have to do is buy ClearPlay's cheapass scene-deleting DVD player from Wal-Mart (of course), set the level of filtering you want from 1 to 16 (1 being, presumably, "Sex is icky" and 16 being, I suppose, "Lobotomize me now"), pop in a ClearPlay-approved DVD from your local video store and, voilà! -- your movie experience is pure and holy and now shows only happy bunnies and nummy butterflies and people kissing sweetly without tongue or moan or bulge. And, lo, the world is a better place.

  • George W. Bush's 50 greatest accomplishments
  • George W. Bush's 50 greatest accomplishments

  • 1. I attacked and took over two countries.
    2. I spent the US surplus and bankrupted the US treasury.
    3. I shatterd the record for the biggest annual deficit in history (not easy)
    4. I set an economic for the most personal bankruptcies filed in any 12 month period.
    5. I set all-time record for the biggest drop in the history of the stock market.
    6. I am the first president in decades to execute a federal prisoner.
    7. I am the first president in US history to enter office with a criminal record.
    8. In my first year in office I set the all-time record for the most days on vacation by any president in US history. (tough to beat my dad's, but I did)
    9. After taking the entire month of August off for vacation, I presided over the worst security failire in US history.
    10. I set the record for most campaign raising trips by an president in US history.
    11. In my first two years in office over 2 million Americans lost their jobs.
    12. I cut unemployment benefits for more out-of-work Americans than any other president in US history.
    13. I set the all-time record for most real estate foreclosures in a 12-month period.
    14. I appointed more convicted criminals to administration positions than any other president in US history.
    15. I set the record for fewest pres conferences of any president since the advent of TV.
    16. I presided over the biggest energy crises in US history and refused to intervene when corruption was reveald.
    17. I signed more laws and executive orders amending the Constituution than any other US president in history.
    18. I cut health-care benefits for war vetrans.
    19. I set the all-time record for most people worldwide to simultaneously take to the streets to protest me (15 million people) shattering the record for protest against ant person in the history of mankind.
    20. I dissolved more international treaties than any president in US history.
    21. I've made my presidency the most secretive and unaccountable of any in US history.
    22. Members of my caninet are the richest of any administration in US histiry. (the poorest mulitmillionaire, Condoleeza Rice, has a Chevron oil tanker named after her)
    23. I am the first president in US history to have all 50 states of the union simultaneously struggle against bankruptcy.
    24. I presided over the biggest corporate stock market fraud in any market in any country in the history of the world.
    25. I am the first president in US history to order a US attack and military occupation of a sovereign nation, and I did so against the will of the United Nations and the vast majority of the international community.
    26. I have created the largest government department bureaucracy in the history of the US.
    27. I set the all-time record for biggest annual budget spending increases, more than any other president in US history (Reagan was hard to beat, but I did it!!!)
    28. I am the first president in US history to compel the United Nations to remove the US from the HnmanRights Commission.
    29. I am the first president in US history to have the United Nations remove the US from Elections Monitoring Board.
    30. I removed more checks and balances and have the least congressional oversight of any presidential administration in US history.
    31. I renderd the entire United Nations irrelevant.
    32. I withdrew from the World Court Of Law.
    33. I refused to allow inspectors access to US prisoners of war and by default no longer abide by the Geneva Conventions.
    34. I am the first president in US history to refuse United Nations election inspectors access during the 2002 elections.
    35. I am the all-time US (and world) record holder for the most corporate campaign donations.
    36. The biggest lifetime contributor to my campaign, who is also one of my best friends, presided over one of the largest corporate bankruptcy frauds in world history (Kenneth Lay, former CEO of EnronCorporation)
    37. I spent more money on polls and focus groups than any president in US history.
    38. I am the first president to run and hide when the US came under attack ( and then lied, saying the enemy had the code to Air Force 1).
    39. I am the first US president to establish a secret shadow government.
    40. I took the world's sympathy for the US after 9/11, and in less than a year made the US the most resented country in the world (possibly the biggest diplomatic failure in US and world history).
    41. I am the first US president in history to have a majority of hte people od Europe (71%) view my presidency as the biggest threat to world peace nad stabilty.
    42. I changed US policy to allow convicted criminals to be awarded government contracts.
    43. I set the all-time record for the number of administration appointees who violated US laws by not selling their huge investments in corporations that later made bids for gov contracts.
    44. I have removed more freedoms and civil liberties for Americans than any other president in US history.
    45. I have created the most divided country in decades, possibly the most divided that the US has been since the Civil War.
    46. I entered offive with the strongest economy in US history and in less than two years turned every single economic category heading straight down. RECORDS AND REFERENCES
    47. I have at atleast one conviction for drunk driving in Maine ( Texas driving record has been erased and is not available).
    48. I was AWOL from the National Guard and deserted the military during time of war. I refused tro take a drug test or even answer any questions about drug use.
    49. All records of my tenure as governor of Texas have been spirited away to my father's library, sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view. All records of any SEC investagation into my insidertrading or bankrupt companies are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.
    50. All minutes of meetings of any public corportaions for which I served on the board are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view. Any records or minutes from meeting I ( or my VP ) attended regarding public energy policy are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public review.

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