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Saturday, May 22, 2004

NEWS 

The feds want to know who’s been visiting the Web site of voting watchdog Bev Harris, and they’re likely to get what they want
  • Her astounding discoveries have resulted in important studies by distinguished computer scientists. She has been leaked thousands of pages of internal memos from Diebold Election Systems



  • Friday, May 21, 2004

    Elvin Jones R.I.P. 

    Elvin Jones, 76, the drummer who lit the rhythmic fire under the transcendental jazz of saxophonist John Coltrane, died May 18 at a hospital in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. He had a heart ailment - Mr. Jones continued to perform until a few weeks ago, often taking an oxygen tank onto the bandstand.
  • NYTIMES: Elvin Jones, whose explosive drumming powered the John Coltrane Quartet, the most influential and controversial jazz ensemble of the 1960's, died yesterday in Englewood, N.J. He was 76 and lived in Manhattan and Nagasaki, Japan.

  • Elvin Jones

  • WPOST: Elvin Jones, 76; Coltrane Drummer Helped Propel Jazz

  • Remembrance of ELVIN JONES, 1927-2004


  • 9-11 Widow Sues the Bush Administration for Intelligence Failures
  • Ellen Mariani’s husband Neil died in flight 175 on September 11. Mariani refused a compensation package from the government of up to $1.8 million. Instead, she sued President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld and other administration officials under RICO-the Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations act.


  • ARMS DEALER VICTOR BOUT

    Missiles for Sale - Why is the U.S. Protecting Victor Bout?
  • The United States is pressing for a notorious arms trafficker allegedly involved in supplying coalition forces in Iraq to be omitted from planned United Nations sanctions.

  • PARIS - Arms dealer Viktor Bout was the merchant of death wanted for feeding conflicts in Africa - until Iraq happened.
  • Coalition forces find new uses in Iraq for an arms dealer they had branded a villain in Africa.

  • Western diplomats said that Bout, once described as a "merchant of death" for his role in supplying arms to rebel and government forces in African countries, is said to be associated with an air freight company involved in supplying U.S. troops and that the United States may be "recycling" his cargo network. A former U.N. official familiar with the sanctions process also said he had heard about the Iraq connection.
  • Google: Victor Bout

  • U.S. Seeks To Block French Attempt To Put Arms Dealer On Sanctions List

  • Weapons trafficker 'protected'.

  • The Financial Times has a fascinating story I have not yet seen in any of the US media: US seeks to protect weapons trafficker. It's about a Russian mafia guy, Victor Bout, alleged to be the world's biggest arms trafficker

  • Frontline: Victor Bout

  • Victor Anatoliyevich Bout, who holds at least five passports and uses as many as seven aliases, is identified as the businessman responsible for fuelling civil wars across Africa, including conflicts in Sierra Leone, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • Russia supplying weapons to Iraq

  • That's right. One of the elements in this story running on Sunday, I was talking to a U.S. official in Western Europe who was horrified to learn that two weeks after 9/11, after September 11, the Hungarian government had intercepted a potential deal for over 300 very similar surface-to-air missiles from a Ukrainian company that has since disappeared vanished off the map, to this country, to the United States, brokered by an American arms broker in Macon, Georgia.


  • REPOST: Why was Richard Perle meeting with Adnan Khashoggi?
  • At the peak of his deal-making activities, in the nineteen-seventies, the Saudi-born businessman Adnan Khashoggi brokered billions of dollars in arms and aircraft sales for the Saudi royal family, earning hundreds of millions in commissions and fees.


  • Thousands of children are misled over parentage
  • "And if the mother has deceived both her husband and child, the chances are they both won’t forgive her. She has a huge problem. The betrayed husband would have to be a very tolerant man indeed."


  • News Analysis: Giuliani's 9/11 account clashes with evidence
  • NEW YORK In the epic accounts of Sept. 11 provided this week by former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and his aides, the police and fire departments bravely worked together and no catastrophic failure to communicate doomed scores of firefighters inside the World Trade Center.


  • The Truth About Ahmed Chalabi: Why the US Turned Against Their Former Golden Boy--He Was Preparing a Coup.
  • U.S. troops raided Ahmed Chalabi’s headquarters and home in Baghdad yesterday morning. Chalabi, the head of the Iraqi National Congress, provided false intelligence on Saddam Hussein. Now, this former close ally of the Bush administration has fallen from grace. We speak with journalist Andrew Cockburn of the Independent and Counterpunch.


  • NEW YORKERS CONFRONT PHONY 911 "COVERUP" COMMISSION
  • Angry New Yorkers confront the team of cowards and liars called the 9-11 commission.
    The Illuminati controlled "coverup," commission met fierce resistance from New Yorkers.


  • New York Post: Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" Is a Rip-off of Alex Jones' 9/11: The Road to Tyranny
  • MICHAEL Moore's anti-Bush film "Fahrenheit 9/11" isn't even original.


  • AP: Database Measured 'Terrorism Quotient'
  • Before helping to launch the criminal information project known as Matrix, a database contractor gave U.S. and Florida authorities the names of 120,000 people who showed a statistical likelihood of being terrorists - sparking some investigations and arrests.


  • Robocops ready for England fans
  • Portuguese police have spent £8 million on an armoury to crush hooliganism at the tournament and will have on standby a rapid-reaction force of specially trained riot officers. The list of how the money has been spent shows the scale of preparations for the arrival of.


  • A Serious Deficit Of American Manhood
  • Food For Thought From The Chuck Wagon


  • Barcelona nightclub chips customers
  • US cybercorporation Applied Digital Solutions has developed the so-called "VeriChip", a "miniaturised, implantable radio frequency identification device (RFID) that has the potential to be used in a variety of personal identification, security, financial, and potential healthcare applications".


  • Homeland Security spent $5 billion on private contracts in first year
  • The nation's newest and third-largest federal department signed at least 18,505 contracts for an astonishing array of goods and services, ranging from almost $800 million on airport bomb-detection devices to $14.8 million on hotel rooms


  • Zionist Commando Daniel Lewin Orchestrated The 9-11 Terrorist Attacks
  • His Troops Stole Arab Identites While Mossad Agents In Hollywood, Florida Assassinated Mohammed Atta And Framed Him For The Crime







  • Thursday, May 20, 2004

    FBI Agent: 2004 Will Be Remembered as 'Summer of Terror' 

    April 19, 2004: Today on "Fox News Live," former FBI Special Agent Harold Copus said that the summer of 2004 will be remembered as the "Summer of Terror."
  • "I'm not sure that we can always stop it. We're wide open as a country, we still continue to need to be that way, and want to be and should be. Because of that, we allow ourselves to be open to an attack."


  • Giuliani Hears 'your government trained and funded Al-Qaeda' at end of Commission Hearing
  • Eleventh public hearing of the 9/11 Commission, with testimony by Fmr. Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Wind the video on to three minutes before the end to hear the family members of the victims chastise the whitewash commission, where a family member of a victim says, "remmeber this, your government trained and funded Al-Qaeda" - as the rest of the 9/11 families applause.


  • Air Force Radios Jamming Garage Door Openers in Florida Panhandle
  • A new military two-way radio system is keeping garage doors shut in communities near this Florida Panhandle base and residents may have to change the frequencies on their remote-controlled opening devices to make them work.


  • Israelis massacre kids
  • TEN Palestinian children and teens were today killed and 50 others wounded as Israeli forces fired a missile and four tank shells at a crowd of demonstrators.


  • The origin of the Palestine- Israeli conflict
  • The origin of the Palestine- Israeli conflict.


  • ISRAEL'S MILITARY DEPLOYS LARGEST FORCE SINCE 1967
  • Israel's military was said to have deployed its largest force in the Gaza Strip since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.


  • Israel 'disappointed' by US failure to veto UN resolution on Rafah
  • Disappointed? Then give us back our money!


  • Can Ethnic Cleansing Bring Back Jesus?
  • Rick Perlstein of the Village Voice acquired a damning memo ("you're not supposed to have that") demonstrating the hold the loony Christian far Right has on Bush Middle East policy





  • Wednesday, May 19, 2004

    Serenity Now! 

    Exclusive: Shocking Details on Abuse of Reuters Staffers in Iraq
  • In the wake of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, Reuters revealed on Tuesday that three Iraqis working for the company, and another Iraqi journalist working for NBC News, were seized for no reason in early January by the U.S. military and taken to a prison near Fallujah where they were subjected to physical and sexual abuse, among other forms of mistreatment. The U.S. military has denied the accusations.


  • Cheney Vows U.S. Will Fight on in Iraq
  • Despite a persistent Iraqi insurgency, the United States will not be shaken by terror attacks in Iraq and will not run from its challenges there


  • West VA Bill Will FORCE ALL CDC Vaccines On ALL Citizens!
  • May 12, 2004. I just checked this web site and I saw an announcement that this proposed bill was defeated. That happened because enough people got angry and took action. They contacted the NWO puppets in the West Virginia legislature and told them to back off. Since all such parasites are cowards by nature, they backed off


  • GOP operative Roger Stone destroyed the Reform Party in the 2000
  • The Sex Scandal That Put Bush in the White House


  • John Kerry, Ralph Nader to Meet Today
  • When Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry meets with independent rival Ralph Nader on Wednesday, Kerry isn't likely to ask him to leave the race. And it's even less likely that Nader will offer to bow out



  • Terrorists may be plotting deadlier strike on U.S.
  • Retired Lt. Gen. Patrick Hughes said in an interview that America has gotten better at predicting and safeguarding itself against attacks since Sept. 11. But Hughes said he fears new terrorists ''are being made every single day on the streets of the Middle East.''


  • The Jesus Landing Pad
  • Bush White House checked with rapture Christians before latest Israel move


  • Founding Fathers’ Assets at Risk from Proposed UK Treaty
  • On April 19, 2004, President George W. Bush() forwarded to the U.S. Senate a proposed new extradition treaty between the U.S. and the British government. On its face, it deals with “combatting terrorism, organized crime, money laundering, and other offenses.” Buried deep inside it, however, are shocking provisions that can deprive Americans of their freedom. In his submittal letter, Bush claimed that the treaty, the brainchild of Attorney General John Ashcroft, will “contribute to international law.” Bush is wrong! It will do nothing of the sort. In fact, it will do just the opposite.


  • DEFEND OUR RIGHT TO RALLY ON THE EVE OF THE RNC!
  • Call NY Mayor Bloomberg to Protest the City's Denial of UFPJ's Permit


  • Former Abu Ghraib Intel Staffer Says Army Concealed Involvement in Abuse Scandal
  • Dozens of soldiers - other than the seven military police reservists who have been charged - were involved in the abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, and there is an effort under way in the Army to hide it, a key witness in the investigation told ABCNEWS.


  • When Bonesmen Fight
  • Am I scratching the blackboard yet, dear reader? Or are you smugly dismissing these questions as paranoid and unsophisticated?


  • White Fear
  • Just as excerpts from a polemical new book by Harvard international relations expert Samuel Huntington were hitting newsstands, I was in New York and visited Huntington's old neighborhood in the Bronx near blocks of sooty, industrial-age housing projects.


  • Top 10 Conspiracy Theories of 2003-2004
  • But Bush must have had headphones on, because 36 days later when he saw Flight 11 fly into the World Trade Center, he claims his first thought was, "There's one terrible pilot." Even after the second crash Bush assures us he was unsure what was going on: "I grew up in a period of time where the idea of America being under attack never entered my mind."


  • More dead innocent people: Israelis fire on crowds in Gaza
  • The Israeli army has opened fire on a crowd of Palestinian demonstrators in the town of Rafah in southern Gaza

  • Israeli Forces Fire on Crowd in Gaza, Killing 8
  • "I saw bodies dismembered, blood everywhere," one witness said as smoke rose from the scene.

  • Children die in Gaza as Bush praises Israel
  • ISRAEL provoked an international outcry yesterday after a military raid in the Gaza Strip killed at least 19 Palestinians, at the same time as George W Bush praised his ally's "skill and heroism".


  • Giuliani defends 9/11 response
  • New York's ex-mayor Rudolph Giuliani, hailed for his leadership during the 9/11 tragedy, is appearing before the panel investigating the attacks


  • A rare 320-year-old stolen Stradivarius cello had a narrow escape - from being converted into a CD holder
  • Rare cello escapes CD rack fate


  • Giuliani: 'Could not conceive of the entire tower coming down'
  • Giuliani 9/11 testimony: People in South Tower ordered to 'stay put'


  • Bilderberg Planning To Put the Squeeze on U.S. Taxpayers
  • The report is available on the center's web site, cgdev.org, and is scheduled to appear in the latest issue of Foreign Policy, which is published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, which is always represented at the secret Bilderberg meetings


  • Official: al-Qaida Seeks Chemical Strike
  • The top intelligence official at the Homeland Security Department, worried about an increased risk of attack in coming months, says al-Qaida wants to strike on U.S. soil with something other than a conventional explosive - perhaps with a chemical or biological weapon


  • Commission: Fire, Police Rivalry Hurt 9/11 Rescue
  • Rivalry between New York's police and fire departments and conflicting advice from emergency teams on Sept. 11, 2001, hampered efforts to save lives as the Twin Towers collapsed in a heap of smoke, the commission investigating the attacks said on Tuesday.


  • Fidel Castro can live to 140, doctor says
  • Fidel Castro's doctor denied rumours that the president's health was ailing, saying today the 77-year-old leader is in excellent health and claiming he can live at least 140 years


  • Bilderberg: Its Long and Secret History
  • The roots of Bilderberg go back centuries, when international moneychangers would secretly manipulate the economy to enrich themselves and enslave ordinary people


  • Why one of Doug Feith's underlings thinks he might go to jail
  • There was a time when Undersecretary of Defense Douglas Feith seemed to run a secret foreign policy from his office on the fourth floor of the Pentagon. As creator of the Office of Special Plans, Undersecretary of Defense Douglas Feith presided over a secretive intelligence unit that was briefed by Iraqi exile leader Ahmad Chalabi and sifted through CIA intelligence looking for evidence of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and connections between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda


  • National Autism Association Questions IOM and CDC Cover-Up -- How Far Will They go to Protect Toxic Vaccines?
  • Riddled With Conflicts of Interest, Institute of Medicine Releases Report Derived From Flawed Data, Says National Autism Association


  • UQ Wire: 9/11 Disaster Could Have Been Prevented
  • 9/11 Disaster Could Have Been Prevented by Advance Responses


  • A U.S. soldier who left his unit in Iraq rather than fight for what he called an "oil-driven war" faces a court-martial Wednesday on a desertion charge
  • Dissenting Soldier Charged for Desertion


  • U.S. Faces Growing Fears of Failure
  • Wolfowitz Concedes Errors as Damage Control Continues


  • Protesters plan midtown 'die-in'
  • Jason Flores-Williams' decision to protest the Bush administration by lying down in rush-hour traffic in the heart of Manhattan did not come easy.


  • A Washington Bank, a Global Mess
  • EACH January, in honor of Gen. Robert E. Lee's birthday, a group of Washington's movers and shakers gather to rub elbows at the Alfalfa Club dinner. Wizened, impressive and until recently entirely male, the Alfalfa roster includes presidents, politicians, diplomats and business impresarios, all bound together by being either formidably influential or fabulously rich.


  • Since September 11th, continuous and dedicated efforts by numerous independent researchers devoted to analyzing the physical evidence of what happened that day have produced some compelling arguments which contradict the official story regarding the attack on the Pentagon and the collapse of the World Trade Center. With logic and scientific discipline, these arguments have been honed to the point that they help significantly to reveal the fraudulent, hoaxed nature of the "terrorist" attacks as a pre-planned inside job. There is, however, a particular hypothesis regarding the physical evidence that cries out for critical skepticism: the idea that no 767s hit the World Trade Center.
  • The WTC Impacts: 767s or "Whatzits"?


  • DeLay Links U.S. War, Mideast Conflict
  • House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said Monday the war in Iraq and Israel's battle against Palestinian terrorists are two fronts in the same global conflict, "and we will win it."


  • State refuses to register 'Israeli' nationality
  • Offering citizens the option to register as Israelis in the "nationality" clause in their identity cards "does not reflect, is not suitable and undermines the very principles under which the State of Israel was created," according to the State Prosecutor's Office


  • Was Irv Rubin Killed In 911 Mop-Up?
  • Did the late Irv Rubin have inside knowledge about the fact that Israeli intelligence operatives were trailing the alleged 9-11 hijackers while they were "on the ground" in California






  • Tuesday, May 18, 2004

    Call Bloomberg: 212-788-3000  

    DEFEND OUR RIGHT TO RALLY ON THE EVE OF THE RNC!
  • Call NY Mayor Bloomberg to Protest the City's Denial of UFPJ's Permit


  • Russia next month plans to launch a series of major military exercises that will eventually include the Central Asian nations of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said Monday
  • Russia to launch major military exercises


  • Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed the development of relations between Moscow and Tehran during a meeting Monday with Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi, amid pressure from Washington to break their ties.
  • "Iran is our old and stable partner," Putin said during the Kremlin meeting.


  • Missile Defense Agency Eyes Using Russian Radars, Targets
  • The U.S. government is exploring the possibility of having Russia supply radars or targets for use with American missile defenses, a congressman said May 12


  • Eleventh public hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
  • The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States will hold its eleventh public hearing today and tomorrow, May 18-19, at New School University in New York City. The two-day hearing will examine the response of local and federal emergency response departments on September 11, 2001, and will consider how to improve these critical functions in the event of future terrorist attacks.


  • Four people have been arrested over the beheading of American Nicholas Berg, Iraq sources say
  • Berg EXECUTION: FOUR HELD


  • The Bushes and the Bin Ladens: passionate anti-war film is a tale of two families
  • It was strident, passionate, sometimes outrageously manipulative and often bafflingly selective in its material, but Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 was a barnstorming anti-war/anti-Bush polemic tossed like an incendiary device into the crowded Cannes festival.


  • The controversial website " La Voz de Aztlan" did probably find yet another "smoking gun" in the final frames of the Berg Video: "At frames 9306 through 9368, a person with a US military cap temporarily pokes about a quarter of his left head into the video."
  • The most telling evidence that the video of the decapitation of Nicholas Berg was taken inside the Abu Ghraib prison can only be detected by performing a frame by frame analysis. La Voz de Aztlan did just that and some revealing frames came up that are difficult to see if the video is played on normal speed. Towards the end of the video, at frames 9306 through 9368, a person with a US military cap temporarily pokes about a quarter of his left head into the video.


  • Suspicious helicopter alarms Valley residents
  • A red helicopter flying over Interstate 10 near Queen Creek Road over the weekend looked very much like it was carrying a missile, witnesses said.


  • Nick Berg Video : detailed breakdown
  • An objective look at the editing of the Nick Berg video


  • Monitors focus on info theft, regulations
  • New legal fears prod Web spies


  • An Israeli proposal to dig a moat along the Gaza-Egypt border to stop weapons reaching Palestinian militants through tunnels drew Palestinian outrage and defiance on Monday.
  • Israel floats Gaza moat plan


  • It may seem that commissioners looking into the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are everywhere: public hearings, news conferences, TV talk shows
  • 9/11 commission seeking out the spotlight


  • N.Y. Denies Group's Appeal for Protest
  • The Parks Department previously denied United for Peace and Justice's application for an Aug. 29 rally for 250,000 people, saying such a crowd was too large and would damage the Great Lawn


  • Phony Disengagement, Secret Escalation
  • While the Pentagon says it plans to scale back the U.S. occupation in Iraq, it's quietly doing just the opposite, high-level internal e-mails reveal.


  • The money that immigrant workers send back home in dribbles of about $200 a month, grows into a $30 billion torrent of cash so big it surpasses all other forms of foreign capital exchange in Mexico and Latin America
  • At $9.1 billion, immigrant workers in California, with 5.3 million Latin American adults, send the most money back home, according to the Inter American Development Bank, which released a state-by-state breakdown Monday. Rounding up the top five were: New York at $3.6 billion; Texas at $3.2 billion; Florida at $2.4 billion; and Illinois at $1.5 billion


  • Pro-Israel PAC Contributions to 2000 Congressional Candidates 1999-2000 Cycle TOTAL for 1999-2000 Election Cycle $2,044,606
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  • Pro-Israel PAC Contributions to 2002 Congressional


  • World Bank chief admits United Nations Development Goals cannot be met
  • The World Bank and International Monetary Fund issued a report on April 16 that accepts the Millennium Development goals (MDGs) will not be achieved. The MDGs were established at the United Nations General Assembly summit in 2000. Their stated aim was to cut by half the number of people in the world’s poorest countries suffering poverty, hunger and ill-health


  • Border-control officials, highway patrol officers and airline screeners all now have access to a centralized terrorist watchlist of 120,000 names. But the public knows little about how the list is compiled and used, or how individuals can remove their names if they're wrongfully targeted
  • Data Scant for Watchlist Usage


  • You Want Answers About The High Cost of Gas?
  • Put politicians where they’ve never been before. In the hot seat. Non-answers are no longer acceptable


  • Welcome to FOIL — the Foreign Oil Independence League
  • The catalyst for integrity and creativity in support of three major USA-friendly initiatives: 1) we refuse to avoid alienating the timid or the guilty organizations who want everybody to avoid the specifics on how and why America is in the awful energy bind and hostage to foreign oil, 2) the promotion of American alternative fuel sources, and 3) independence from foreign oil.







  • Monday, May 17, 2004

    Cheney Loves Slave Labor/Berg Plot Thickens 

    Cheney Sings Wal-Mart's Praises - "The story of Wal-Mart exemplifies some of the very best qualities in our country – hard work, the spirit of enterprise, fair dealing, and integrity," Cheney said. "The managers and associates at this great company are helping to drive our economy forward. You're making a vital contribution to the most prosperous economy in the world."
  • Perhaps what pleases Cheney is Wal-Mart's low wages: The average Wal-Mart employee earns a little over $8 per hour, a wage that puts one well below the poverty level for a family of four. At that level of income, the Wal-Mart employee would qualify for food stamps; if like most of her co-workers she can't afford the company's health insurance, she still qualifies for Medicaid, the federal government's health insurance program for poor Americans.


  • The PLOT thinkens - BERG MET WITH SHADY IRAQI - A US Intelligence Asset
  • Berg teamed up in Baghdad with an ex-Philadelphia man who led a controversial group of Iraqi expatriates encouraged by the U.S. government - even as he faced deportation for his role in Russian-emigre crime ring selling millions of vials used for crack.


  • Who let bin Ladens leave U.S.?
  • Democrats suspect President Bush, who met privately with the Saudi Arabian ambassador, Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, on the morning of Sept. 13, 2001, may have personally authorized the controversial flights, several of which took place when all other U.S. commercial air travel had been halted.


  • Atrocities in Iraq: 'I killed innocent people for our government'
  • "We forget what war is about, what it does to those who wage it and those who suffer from it. Those who hate war the most, I have often found, are veterans who know it."


  • Beijing threatens Taipei with destruction
  • In an official statement, the mainland government warned Taiwan leaders to make choices about the future carefully or the "Chinese people will crush their schemes firmly and thoroughly at any cost."


  • Who commands the private soldiers?
  • Allegations of abuse have raised wider questions about the role - and accountability - of civilian contractors


  • Ashcroft Fishes Out 1872 Law in a Bid to Scuttle Protester Rights
  • How far did the government have to stretch to make its case? The law it cited against boarding ships about to enter ports was passed in 1872 and aimed at the proprietors of boardinghouses who used liquor and prostitutes to lure crews to their establishments. The last prosecution under the "sailor-mongering" act took place in 1890. The new case could be like something straight out of "Master and Commander."


  • Fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education, we're starting to see deep flaws in the Supreme Court decision, says Derrick Bell
  • In the 1960s, as counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Derrick Bell helped make sure that white-controlled school districts across the country were abiding by desegregation orders


  • Roadside bomb containing sarin nerve agent explodes in Iraq
  • "The Iraqi Survey Group confirmed today that a 155-millimeter artillery round containing sarin nerve agent had been found," said Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, the chief military spokesman in Iraq. "The round had been rigged as an IED (improvised explosive device) which was discovered by a U.S. force convoy.


  • Gas Price Surge Under Bush Follows Unchecked Refinery Mergers
  • President George W. Bush allowed an increase in oil refinery mergers to go unchecked since he took office and may have contributed to the highest gasoline prices in 20 years as the November election approaches


  • Leader of Iraq's Governing Council Assasinated in Car Bomb Attack
  • The head of Iraqi Governing Council was killed Monday in a car bombing near a U.S. checkpoint in central Baghdad


  • The Michael Moore documentary the Walt Disney Company deemed too partisan to distribute offers few new revelations about the connections between President Bush and prominent Saudi Arabian families, including that of Osama bin Laden.
  • A Film to Polarize Along Party Lines


  • Britain and US to 'speed up' withdrawal
  • Britain and the US have drawn up plans to withdraw coalition troops from Iraq as soon as possible, according to reports


  • City stages mock explosion in subway to test emergency protocols
  • Lower Manhattan, usually deserted on a Sunday morning, was swamped with 1,000 cops, firefighters and emergency personnel responding to a simulated bombing involving scores of play-acting casualties.


  • ISRAEL URGED TO CONDUCT PREEMPTIVE STRIKES ON WMD
  • A report, entitled "Israel's Strategic Future," asserted that Israel must prevent the formation of an enemy WMD coalition through such means as conventional preemptive strikes against vital facilities. The report said the Jewish state has been threatened by a biological or nuclear first-strike that seeks to exploit Israel's small space and high population density


  • Knapsack Holds Up Major New York Security Drill
  • A major security exercise in New York was shut down for 20 minutes on Sunday when an abandoned knapsack was discovered a few blocks from where the anti-terror drill was being staged


  • Bush Has Put the U.S. 'Back In the U.S.S.R.'
  • When the Beatles sang "back in the U.S., back in the U.S., back in the U.S.S.R." in the late 1960s, I suspect they were trying to rile up the dyed-in-the-wool anti-communists of their parents' generation by wittily likening the Soviet Union -- then safely tucked away behind the Iron Curtain -- with the United States, defender of the free world.


  • Alternative energy expert found murdered - Police investigate Norwich slaying of N.H. man
  • Police are investigating the killing of a science writer who championed cold fusion


  • U.S. Department of Energy Will Review 15 Years of "Cold Fusion" Excess Heat and Nuclear Evidence
  • Police are investigating the killing of a science writer who championed cold fusion

  • This conference, which main topic is Cold Fusion, is the eleventh in a series that started in 1990 in Salt Lake City, Utah.


  • Director Moore Launches Anti-Bush Tirade at Cannes
  • American film-maker Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11," a savage critique of President Bush's handling of Iraq and the war on terror, was warmly applauded by critics at its first press showing on Monday


  • Comparing Bush and bin Laden
  • Pop quiz time. Who is the bigger war criminal?


  • "White Slave Trade" Reaches Amarillo
  • "What we call those are cases of white slave trade, and there's a number of things involved, one is the interstate transportation of minors for prostitution,"


  • FBI and CIA Protected Nazis After World War II, Wash. Post Says
  • Timothy Naftali of the University of Virginia wrote that the CIA recruited former SS officer Otto von Bolschwing in 1949 as an agent


  • POLL: "When it comes to what they knew prior to September 11th, 2001, about possible terrorist attacks against the United States, do you think members of the Bush Administration are telling the truth, are mostly telling the truth but hiding something, or are they mostly lying?"
  • YES! YES! YES!


  • Far From Ready for More War
  • With battered gear and nerves, a third of the Army is 'unfit to fight' but preparing to return.


  • Drug Traffickers Find Haiti a Hospitable Port
  • The riches that arrived in this tiny village came from the sea - not in the nets its fishermen haul from the sparkling waters but in an abandoned speedboat that washed up last year stocked with dozens of hard, cellophane-wrapped bricks of Colombian cocaine.


  • It's not made of gold _ just eggs, lobster, caviar and a few trimmings. But an omelet on the menu of a swank Manhattan hotel will set you back $1,000, plus tip.
  • Omelet sells for $1,000


  • Missile Defense Agency Eyes Using Russian Radars, Targets
  • The U.S. government is exploring the possibility of having Russia supply radars or targets for use with American missile defenses.








  • Sunday, May 16, 2004

    Copper Green - Rumsfeld Approved Sexual Humiliation! 

    Donald Rumsfeld Approved! How a secret Pentagon program came to Abu Ghraib.
  • THE GRAY ZONE
    by SEYMOUR M. HERSH - Copper Green, encouraged physical coercion and sexual humiliation of Iraqi prisoners in an effort to generate more intelligence about the growing insurgency in Iraq


  • The US-Israeli strategic objectives in Iraq have been achieved, and to stay or not to stay is more a matter of style than substance.
  • As long as the oil keeps pumping with a few stable pockets, such as the Gulf statelets of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, the interests of the Western economies and Japan will be protected and Israeli strategists will sleep easier in the comfort of an ever-diminishing threat from the country's Arab and Muslim adversaries.


  • Israelis call for Gaza withdrawal
  • More than 100,000 Israelis have attended a rally calling for an Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip


  • The assumption that Al Zarqawi himself was doing the beheading seems a little far-fetched. So now the heads of terrorism in the world seem to be Ossama Bin Ladin, Aimen Al Dhawahiri and Abu Mussa'ab Al Zarqawi. Here's some food for thought- Ossama is from Saudi Arabia, Al Dhawahiri is Egyptian and Al Zarqawi is Jordanian. Which countries in the region are America's best allies? Let's see now… did you guess Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt?! Fantastic! You win a trip to… Falloojeh!! (And no- it doesn't count if you give Saudi Arabia a little slap on the wrists and poke Egypt in the ribs- you're still buddies).
  • Baghdad Burning



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