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Saturday, July 24, 2004

9/11: Government Fiction 

The Puzzling 9/11 Report by Sibel Edmonds
The countdown is finally over, and a 567-page 9/11 Commission report [pdf] is out. According to the Commission Chairman, they have seen "every single document" and have interviewed "every single relevant witness and authority."

CIA official says agents have infiltrated Al Qaeda
The CIA has intelligence agents inside Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network -- as it did before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks -- but they are not within the terrorist leader's inner circle where key information about any future attack would be discussed, a senior intelligence official said yesterday.

"Keep a Watchful Eye on Russia's Military Technology"
Additional proof of the strength of Russian military technology is the recently held joint Indo-American air force exercises, the results of which were widely covered in the media.

Energy Department officials Friday effectively shut down part of the nation's nuclear weapons complex, fearful that security lapses discovered at Los Alamos National Laboratory had occurred elsewhere.
Nuclear Weapons Facilities Closed

WHY? Police from Bergen County, New Jersey are taking part in eight day joint training exercise program with the Northern District Israeli police force, Israel National News reported
They also underwent joint training with the Fire Department, Magen Dovid Adom, and Special Forces police as well as army personnel. The police officers also met with an IDF unit operating on the Israel Lebanon border, toured the Haifa, Zevulun, and Naharia police stations and are scheduled to meet with mass casualty management staff at Nahariya's hospital before they leave.
Police from Bergen County, New Jersey are in Israel this week taking part in an eight day joint training exercise program with the Northern District Israeli police force

What the 9/11 commission report ignores: the CIA-Al Qaeda connection
On the most basic level, the 9/11 report is a whitewash. The 567-page document is filled with criticisms of the Bush and Clinton administrations and the performance of the government agencies responsible for intelligence, national security and emergency response

An illegal entrant tried to knock down a Border Patrol helicopter Thursday night when he threw five softball-sized rocks at the rotor as the aircraft pursued him.
Incredibly, all five rocks missed the spinning rotors and the helicopter remained aloft, said Border Patrol spokesman Andy Adame.

Entrant held; tried to down helicopter

September 11th Tall Buildings and Tall Tales - Captain Timo
There is an official interpretation of the events of 11 September 2001. This interpretation leaves an awful lot to be desired. Independent investigators have been trying to fit the jigsaw pieces together. This is an introduction to 911 from the conspiracy theorists point of view.

Teaching Torture Congress quietly keeps School of the Americas alive
SOA Watch has called a mass vigil/protest for November 19 through 21 at the school’s home in Fort Benning, Georgia, expected to be led by Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon and Dead Man Walking author Sister Helen Prejean.

Activists Ponder DNC Strategy
Left-wing Democrats are debating whether organized protests will split their ranks

European satellites have given confirmation to terrified mariners who describe seeing freak waves as tall as 10-storey buildings, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.
'Rogue waves' reported by mariners get scientific backing

U.S. West Nile virus matches Israeli strain CDC scientist: Outbreak has Mideast roots, but feds don't know how bug jumped Atlantic
The strain of West Nile virus spreading rapidly across the country is a genetic match to one found in Israel, indicating the U.S. bug came from the Middle East, says a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientist.

Brazil Investigates American Corporation for Spying
U.S. corporate sleuth Kroll Inc. took out an unusual front-page ad Friday in a Brazilian newspaper to deny wrongdoing when it spied on two men who are now top officials in the Brazilian government

Saddam's People are Winning the War
The battle for Iraq's sovereign future is a battle for the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people. As things stand, it appears that victory will go to the side most in tune with the reality of the Iraqi society of today: the leaders of the anti-U.S. resistance.

Fortress Big Apple
In our 2004, the authorities have an eerily similar vision of how the city should be. Madison Square Garden will be walled in by a fence or "other physical barrier" with additional "movable barricades", complete with checkpoints reinforced with heavy weapons. A new "closed-circuit surveillance video system" will be introduced; armed federal agents and police officers will be keeping watch; and plenty of helicopters will be circling overhead. In Carpenter's future, however, the government was in control and New Yorkers were locked down. In our present, the administration of President George W Bush and the Republican Party are the ones retreating into a fortified bunker.

A Radical Assault on the Constitution
Majorities that are frustrated when courts stand up for minority rights have occasionally tried to strip them of the power to do so. This week, the House voted to deny the federal courts the ability to decide a key constitutional issue involving gay marriage. Such a law would upset the system of checks and balances and threaten all minority groups. It is critical that the Senate reject it.

The U.S. military has assembled the most sophisticated fighting arsenal in the world with satellite-guided weapons and unmanned aerial vehicles. But as billions of dollars have poured into futuristic warfare, the government has fallen behind on more mundane needs - such as bullets
Report: U.S. is long on weapons, but short on bullets.

Up to 40,000 current and former workers of car parts maker Turner & Newall may lose part of their contributions to their company pension scheme
On Thursday their pension pot was frozen by the administrators of its parent company Federal Mogul of the US

Her life as a fake: bestseller's lies exposed
But Norma Khouri is a fake, and so is Forbidden Love

Sunspot Grows to 20 Times Size of Earth
Sunspot Grows to 20 Times Size of Earth

Nashville Bombing: Details Sketchy, But Emerging
In a Thursday press conference, spokesmen for the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) and the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) told reporters that “all options are still open”. This meant that the incident has not yet been categorized as a homicide, suicide, or accident. Several leads are being pursued.

911 - 911 - 911
GERMAN computer experts are working round the clock to unlock the truth behind an unexplained surge in financial transactions made just before two hijacked planes crashed into the New York World Trade Centre on September 11.
A new data-recovery technique could help trace suspicious financial transactions made shortly before the terrorist attacks in the U.S. on September 11
German Firm Probes Final World Trade Center Deals
Disk drives from World Trade Center could yield clues
Part II -- Billions in Pre-911 Insider Trading Profits Leaves a Hot Trail: How Bush Administration Naysayers May Have Let it go Cold

On Sept. 10, 2001, the super-secret National Security Agency intercepted two messages announcing in Arabic that something big was expected to happen the next day, Lt. General Michael Hayden, the head of NSA, told the panels
Mysterious Sept. 10, 2001 messages subject of closed-door hearing

Bush’s 9/11 Secrets Will the true extent of Bush’s complicity in 9/11 ever be made public?
Richard Clarke’s recent testimony before the 9/11 Commission, that the Bush team was simply not focused on terrorism prior to 9/11, has been eye opening to many people

You've Been Framed: Hezbollah and Three Alive 9/11 Hijackers
Several months before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, it appears, the Iranian-sponsored terrorist organization Hezbollah was shadowing three of the hijackers as they flew from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon and onward to Iran

Expert: Hijackers likely skilled with fake IDs
FBI Director Robert Mueller has acknowledged that some of those behind last week's terror attacks may have stolen the identification of other people, and, according to at least one security expert, it may have been "relatively easy" based on their level of sophistication.

Two weeks after the terrorist attack that killed an estimated 7,000 people, investigators still are not sure who all the hijackers really were
The 19 terrorism suspects used stolen identities, multiple identities and fake names, obfuscating their trail so successfully that even thousands of federal agents are having difficulty sorting it out.

9/11 Flight Controller: "Is This Real World or an Exercise?"
On a BBC video report which focuses on the 'hijacker screening video', a clip is played from the voice of a 9/11 flight controller, in which he responds to news of a hijacked flight heading towards New York with the words, "is this real world, or an exercise?'

















Friday, July 23, 2004

9/11 Commission Report: Fiction 

Florida: Gov. Jeb Bush has decided to eliminate paper applications for felons seeking to recover their civil rights, and attorneys assert that the move will thwart thousands of potential voters
Ex-felons face new twist in voting-''You have to hand it to the governor. It's a very clever legal tactic and even more clever propaganda,'' said Howard Simon, executive director of the ACLU in Florida. ``It's done under the guise of trying to simplify the process and eliminate paperwork, but it just shows his true character. It's completely disingenuous.''

One million black votes didn't count in the 2000 presidential election - It's not too hard to get your vote lost -- if some politicians want it to be lost
by Greg Palast

In the 2000 presidential election, 1.9 million Americans cast ballots that no one counted. "Spoiled votes" is the technical term. The pile of ballots left to rot has a distinctly dark hue: About 1 million of them -- half of the rejected ballots -- were cast by African Americans although black voters make up only 12 percent of the electorate.

The Real Show by Bill Moyers - First, a confession: I haven't seen Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11." It's not that I haven't wanted to; it's just that I have not been able to tear myself away from the real show-the political theatre playing out in full sight right before our eyes. Who needs a movie when you have the news? Michael Moore's weird alright, but not as weird as Michael Powell, our cartel-loving chairman of the Federal Communications Commission whose idea of the press seems to be channeling William Randolph Hearst.
Michael Moore's outrageous, but not as outrageous as George W. Bush and Tom DeLay conspiring to let the ban on killer assault weapons expire. Bush says he doesn't like all that loaded hardware lying around, but it's up to the House of Representatives to vote. The aptly named Tom DeLay, the House Majority Leader, on the other hand, says-wink, wink-he can't let a vote happen because Bush hasn't asked him to. After you, Alphonse; after you, Gaston - and will the last man out please turn on the lights?

Mexico Threatens American Border Patrol - ABP personnel cross the border fence* and head north carrying a simulated WMD in a back pack< -"Smuggled WMD" Shocks Arizona
According to a report in the Arizona Daily Star, the Mexican government may protest ABP's test of the Border Patrol's ability to intercept Weapons of Mass Destruction being smuggled into the United States. "If the incident can be confirmed, a formal letter of protest will be submitted to the U.S. government," said Miguel Escobar, Mexico's consul in Douglas. "Thousands of Mexicans invade the United States everyday," said Glenn Spencer of ABP, "the idea that the Mexican government would protest if one American set one foot on Mexican soil is the height of chutzpah."
Mexico Threatens American Border Patrol

Members of a border-watch group conducted an experiment this week: They snuck into the United States carrying a fake "weapon of mass destruction" and made it to a house in Sierra Vista without being caught, the group said.
The Mexican government is reviewing a videotape of the event taken by Spencer's group to see if the mem entered Mexico, said Miguel Escobar, Mexico's consul in Douglas. "If the incident can be confirmed, a formal letter of protest will be submitted to the U.S. government," he said.

The Commission has released its final report, available below in PDF format. The report is also available in bookstores nationwide and from the Government Printing Office
The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9-11 Commission), an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional legislation and the signature of President George W. Bush in late 2002, is chartered to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. The Commission is also mandated to provide recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.

9/11 Traitors Absolve Themselves
The "Independent" 9/11 Investigation is no more independent than the Warren Commission. Essentially the perpetrators investigated themselves.

She survived a flight with 14 harmless Syrian musicians -- then spread 3,000 bigoted and paranoid words across the Internet. As a pilot and an American, I'm appalled
Theeditors get the drama cooking with some foreboding music: "You are about to read an account of what happened," counsels a 70-word preamble. "The WWS Editorial Team debated long and hard about how to handle this information and ultimately we decided it was something that should be shared.

Annie Jacobsen's recent piece for WomensWallStreet.Com made waves. Her account of flying with her family while 14 Middle Eastern passengers acted in a threatening and apparently coordinated manner makes for a terrifying read. Her article captures her sickening sense of both uncertainty and inevitability as what might possibly have been the next 9/11 unfolded around her.
But the men checked out, and Jacobsen was told that they were "hired as musicians to play at a casino in the desert." She was not told the name of the band, nor the name of the casino. And as her story made the rounds through the Internet and beyond (the Dallas Morning News printed a condensed version earlier this week), a note of skepticism about her story crept in. Had she imagined the whole thing? Or was the government covering up a "dry run" for another terrorist attack?

SEC Says No Trading Linked To September 11 Terrorist Attack
Special to EconomicBriefing.com July 22, 2004- In conjunction with the release today of the final report by The National Commission On Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the 9-11 Commission),the Securities and Exchange Comission has released comments stating that on Sept. 12, 2001, the SEC began an investigation to determine whether there was evidence that anyone who had advance knowledge of the terrorist attacks on September 11 sought to profit from that knowledge by trading in United States securities markets.

Clueless 9-11 Commission Cheats American Public
It is perfectly reasonable to claim the primary role of the vaunted 9-11 Commission was to forever cement public belief in the fictional 'Al Qaeda Terrorist Group' for geopolitical reasons, but it is relatively hard to prove this is the case. In order to establish this point beyond any reasonable doubt, we must use hard evidence to prove conclusively that the Commission wittingly deceived the American public, using materials it knew or at least suspected to be forged.

The problem: Fires...The Solution: The Ilyushin Il-76 Waterbomber
Bush prefers America to burn than to buy only aircraft with capacity to put out wildfires at a stroke. The Ilyushin Il-76 is codenamed "Candid" by NATO. In fact, it is anything but that. Designed in 1975 and produced in Tashkent, Uzbekhistan, its 4 engines give it a massive payload capacity, making the Ilyushin Il-76 up to ten times more effective in firefighting capacity than any other aircraft currently in use in the USA. It is also cheaper to run.

Complete 911 Timeline: American Airlines Flight 77
Project: Complete 911 Timeline
Compiled by Paul Thompson.


The 9/11 Report: Bad News for Bush
The final report of the 9/11 commission confirms many of the panel's preliminary findings that have--or should have--embarrassed the Bush administration

LAWYER: EVIDENCE IN POLICE ABUSE CASE WILL ''SHOCK AND HORRIFY''
Lawyers say the man whose allegations led to the firing of five Campbell County Deputies suffered through two hours of "torture."

Aircraft Black Box Survivability
Over the last 25 years I have worked on "hot section" parts in the aerospace industry. These parts have this name because of where they perform -- in the hot section of jet engines. They are high nickel/cobalt alloys. Their benefit is that they retain the majority of their strength characteristics at extremely high temperatures -- temperatures that would turn normal steel plastic or even liquid. These are the alloys that are used in the manufacture of the so-called aircraft "black boxes" and the recording medium inside of them.

Didn't the Government tell us that on 911 passengers were making calls to family members on the ground? Is someone lying to us? In-flight cell phones 'worked great' in test
The race is on to enable airline passengers to make and receive cell phone calls in flight.

Commentator Frosty Woolridge writes in MichNews.com about "Immigration Creating New wave of American Working Poor." Woolridge documents how workers on the bottem end of the job market are losing out because of the wave of both legal and illegal immigrants that is depressing wages. He cites one worker who observed, "Its's a race to the bottom of the Third World poverty barrel. What I can't figure out is who is driving this boat and how long before they realize we'll all sink?"
A RACE TO THE BOTTOM

Blame the CIA? Top 30 Bush - Iraq Lies Debunked BEFORE The Invasion: A Reference For Seekers of Truth
Since the release of a blistering report by a U.S. Senate committee blaming the CIA for miserable intelligence leading to our pre-emptive invasion of Iraq, the White House and its apologists have had a field day pointing their fingers anywhere and everywhere except where it most certainly belongs...at the White House.

The scene at Cynthia McKinney's campaign HQ late Tuesday night was electric
Don't Call It A Comeback

A proposed anti-illegal immigration measure not only leads overwhelmingly in a new statewide poll, but Arizonans across party lines and demographic groups favor it.
Seventy-four percent of the 387 registered voters interviewed last week, said they would support the measure, Protect Arizona Now. Only 16 percent opposed it and 10 percent were undecided.

Anti-migrant initiative backed

Immigration is changing America, diversifying it, enriching it with new foods and traditions as well as geniuses and day laborers. But there's also a cost associated with this influx - and the latest economic analyses show it's higher than most Americans think.
Foreign labor: for US, too much of a good thing?

A Letter to The Black Caucus from A Black Woman Living in South Central
by Donna J. Warren

To Representative Cummings and members of the Black Caucus, You demanded Independent Candidates Ralph Nader and Peter Camejo withdraw from the presidential race in favor of NAFTA approving, Iraq invading, Afghanistan bombing, Sudanese pharmaceutical plant bombing, right-wing Israeli prime minister and murderer Ariel Sharon supporting; impeachment of George W. Bush for the forced removal of democratically elected President Jean Bertrand Aristide refusing, and mandatory minimum sentencing supporting - John Kerry. Kerry? Contempt for human rights, international law, arms control, and the United Nations is unforgivable. 'Anyone but Bush' was your cry when Nader and Camejo visited your offices in late June. But lets be honest - when Bush delivered lie after lie after lie during his state of the union addresses, it was the Democrats who stood and clapped. The Democrats made the monster George Bush!

THE VIDEO THAT PROVES 9/11 WAS NOT A SURPRISE
We've all seen the video. It figures prominently in Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11". It is the video of George Bush at Booker Elementary School being informed by Andy Card of the second impact of a passenger jetliner into the World Trade Center, then sitting there for several minutes reading about goats.

Scouting jetliners for new attacks
Flight crews and air marshals say Middle Eastern men are staking out airports, probing security measures and conducting test runs aboard airplanes for a terrorist attack.

Protest Photos before Convention
Protest Photos before Convention

The Present Danger
Neocons attempt a comeback

Group Says New Israeli Expansion Breaks Vow
Despite six months of talk in Israel about a withdrawal from much of the occupied territories, new houses and trailers continue to be erected at many Jewish settlements, and expansion into disputed land continues unabated, according to Peace Now, an advocacy group that also monitors settlement growth.

Ministry of Truth at Work Again: 9/11 Whitewash Commission attempts to spin Bin Laden family exodus down the memory hole
The Alex Jones show has revealed that the "Independent" 9/11 Commission's report attempts to spin down the memory hole a vital piece of information concerning government complicity.

New York Post: Gay Porn Star Services Bohemian Grove Members
THE power-moguls and political heavyweights now luxuriating at ultra-exclusive retreat Bohemian Grove are unaware that they're being waited on hand-and-foot by a famous gay porn star.

Death of Diana's relative remains mystery
The inquest heard that two days before his death Mr Shand Kydd, the eldest son of Peter Shand Kydd, a wallpaper millionaire who married the mother of Diana, Princess of Wales, was seen acting oddly. A cleaner reported him throwing his clothes around his room and slapping his head many times. The owner of the apartment said he had complained to her of "belly pain" and vomiting.

Rumsfeld knew all about me, says American 'jailer' held in Kabul
The saga of "Jack" Idema, the American arrested for running a private interrogation centre in Afghanistan, took a new twist yesterday when he claimed that he was acting with the knowledge and agreement of Donald Rumsfeld's office.

Amtrak train seached after threatening note found
NEWARK, N.J. -- A threatening note found by a passenger aboard a Washington-to-New York Amtrak train prompted police to detain it at Newark Penn Station for 90 minutes Thursday morning.

BOSTON – A convoy of mobile command centers will be ready to respond at this year's Democratic National Convention if communication systems in the city of Boston shut down. If something suspicious occurs around federal buildings, 75 wireless cameras will be able to zoom in on the details - perhaps a birthmark on a face, or the last number on a license plate.
Boston battens down for DNC

PM Comment: Yet ANOTHER attempt to reinforce the hijackers myth by creating a storyboard on which to draw the official version of events. This account is designed to eliminate evidence of the shootdown. What about the explosion reported right before the plane crashed? What about plane parts found eight miles away from the impact point? What about numerous credible eyewitness accounts of an F-16 shooting down Flight 93? Believe me, I'd like to believe the heroic story of the 'let's roll' guys but it's just a complete fake and an insult to the victims.
Flight 93 Eyewitness Accounts (Read the whole website for an excellent overview)

National Free Zundel Rally Announced
The Canadian Association for Free Expression, along with the Canadian Heritage Alliance and the Northern Alliance and other supporters of free speech, are holding a FREE ERNST ZUNDEL RALLY on Sunday, July 25 outside his prison, the Metro West Detention Centre in Toronto. This should be one of the largest Free Zundel rallies to date. Ernst Zundel is a political prisoner being persecuted and prosecuted for no other crime than expressing his views on the Second World War.

A hi-tech device that can bring speeding cars to a halt at the flick of a switch is set to become the latest weapon in the fight against crime
Police test hi-tech zapper that could end car chases

Colorado's Tom Tancredo, a Republican who represents the Sixth Congressional District, was critical of the report's recommendations. "The recommendations in this report are timid at best," Tancredo said. "The problem, as I have been saying for quite some time, is that our government simply cannot muster the political will to simply demand enforcement (of border security)."
Tancredo argued that work should be done to improve border security and immigration enforcement

Is Cuba Next?
A Republican president denouncing Cuban dictator Fidel Castro is the ultimate dog-bites-man-and-then-falls-asleep story: boring, redundant and about as unusual as the coming of spring after winter.

Illinois Jacquet, a legendary tenor saxophonist who played with nearly every jazz and blues luminary of his time and whose standout solo on Lionel Hampton's "Flying Home" became a rhythm and blues standard, has died. He was 81.
Jazz Saxophonist Illinois Jacquet Dies

NYC: But if Bloomberg is successful, Battery Park City will help finance a place of business for a New Jersey-based football team—whose game tickets most New Yorkers won't be able to afford. And if the city funds the stadium with money earmarked for housing, many also won't have a home where they can watch the games on TV. Battery Park City's funds intercepted by the city's big west side project Affordable Housing Gets Sacked
Affordable Housing Gets Sacked



Thursday, July 22, 2004

NYPD Officer May Have Planted Times Square Bomb 

Sources: NYPD Cop may have planted pipe bomb
Police are investigating whether a subway blast Monday that injured a police officer might have been the work of the officer, who was recently granted a 9/11-related psychological disability, law enforcement sources said Tuesday.
New York City Police Chief Says Force Terror-Ready

Complete 9/11 Commission Report
The Commission has released its final report, available below in PDF format. The report is also available in bookstores nationwide and from the Government Printing Office.

What Really Happened: Spot the Difference...This is the first security video I have ever seen that does NOT HAVE A DATE AND TIME STAMP ON IT.
What Really Happened

Video Shows Hijackers Passing Through Airport Security
Blood: That’s interesting. Do they also show video of the hijackers parachuting out of the airplane? Because according to the BBC, the hijackers are still alive. Also, according to the government’s own autopsy reports, there were no Arabs onboard the flight. But they just don’t bother to tell the public that.

Bigger breasts offered as perk to US soldiers
NEW YORK: The US army has long lured recruits with the slogan "Be All You Can Be", but now soldiers and their families can receive plastic surgery, including breast enlargements, on the taxpayers' dime.

New 911 software gives dispatchers an eye in the sky
For one unsuspecting juvenile playing hooky from school in June, a routine phone call by a neighbor turned into a successful test of upgrades to the county's 911 center.

Big Brother lives in Cool Valley
Engineered Support unit will listen in on Iraqi cell-phone calls

Iran Plan?
Brace yourself for a long, bitter Iran debate. The 9/11 Commission's forthcoming report is expected to weigh in on the country's links to al-Qaeda, as reported by Newsweek and other magazines. Indeed, all signs point to a major shift in U.S. policy towards Iran. The only problem is that no one, not even the president, seems to have any clue as to what the new policy should actually look like.

Grand Jury Probes Cheney's Role in 'Illegal' Iran Trade
Yet another controversy has flared up around the Halliburton oil services company of which Vice-President Dick Cheney used to be chief executive - this time over whether during the 1995-2000 Cheney era it violated US law by doing business directly with Iran.

Third man in NZ passport fraud was Israeli diplomat
A man who began the passport fraud that resulted in the jailing of two suspected Israeli spies last week has been confirmed as an Israeli diplomat.

Poll: Most New Yorkers don't want stadium if they have to pay
A majority of New Yorkers oppose the city's plan to build a $1.4 billion stadium on the far west side of Manhattan if taxpayers ultimately have to pick up the tab, according to a poll released Wednesday.

What America wants: it's the bases, stupid
Last week US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said that, based on his conversations with Australian "colleagues", the ALP was "rent down the middle" over the issue of Australian troop involvement in Iraq.

What America wants: it's the bases, stupid
Last week US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said that, based on his conversations with Australian "colleagues", the ALP was "rent down the middle" over the issue of Australian troop involvement in Iraq.

EU Constitution Omits Reference to Christianity
After two years of heated controversy over the omission of any mention of Christianity in the proposed new constitution for the European Union, the final text adopted in Brussels on June 18 was the secularized version. Since the text was unveiled in 2002, the governments of Portugal, Spain, Ireland, Poland, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Slovakia, Italy and Malta, together with the Vatican, have argued that the constitution’s preamble carry an explicit reference to Christianity.

Stomach Virus To Blame For Sick Passengers On Plane To Baltimore
Officials say one passenger with a stomach virus was the cause of all the excitement at BWI late last night.

The Bankruptcy of The United States United States Congressional Record, March 17, 1993 Vol. 33, page H-1303
The receivers of the United States Bankruptcy are the International Bankers, via the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. All United States Offices, Officials, and Departments are now operating within a de facto status in name only under Emergency War Powers. With the Constitutional Republican form of Government now dissolved, the
receivers of the Bankruptcy have adopted a new form of government for the United States. This new form of government is known as a Democracy, being an established Socialist/Communist order under a new governor for America. This act was instituted and established by transferring and/or placing the Office of the Secretary of Treasury to that of the Governor of the International Monetary Fund. Public Law 94-564, page 8, Section H.R. 13955 reads in part: "The U.S. Secretary of Treasury receives no compensation for representing the United States.".


The Threat of Fascism Today by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.
What follows is Lyndon LaRouche's keynote address of July 15, 2004, delivered to his campaign webcast of that date. The webcast, which originated in Washington, D.C., was moderated by campaign spokeswoman Debra Freeman, who described the impact of LaRouche's campaign to remove Vice President Dick Cheney from office—a campaign LaRouche announced during a webcast in Washington a little more than a year ago; and one whose impact could be measured, Freeman said, by a 1,600-word article on the front page of the New York Times of that day—July 15—speculating on, not whether Cheney will go, but how he will go.

MTBE still fouls half of Calif. city's water
Half of Santa Monica's water still undrinkable after 8 years

Would China invade Taiwan?
Retired Chinese generals have urged military action well ahead of 2008 Olympics









Wednesday, July 21, 2004

NEWS  

NYC: The Mad Bomber terrorized New York City for 16 years before he was caught thanks to an early forensics profiler and a Con Edison clerk.
The Mad Bomber terrorized New York City for 16 years between 1940 and 1956, stopping only for a patriotic pause in wartime

Political analyst Al Martin writes that the legal mechanism and contingency plan for canceling US elections is already in place
"According to the release by the White House and the US Election Assistance Commission, the White House is supposedly just asking the Election Assistance Commission to work with the Attorney General and establish a legal mechanism, wherein George Bush could change all 50 state constitutions, as well as county and municipal election laws in one fell swoop -- in the event it became necessary to postpone the elections.

Immigrant tuition law contested National group files lawsuit on behalf of several KU students, parents
Chris Heath, a senior psychology student at KU from Monterey, Calif., said it was unfair he had to pay out-of-state tuition when an illegal immigrant could pay in-state rates. Nonresident tuition for 15 hours of undergraduate coursework is about $6,058, while the same classes would cost $2,081 for a resident

Pens are forbidden, pencils provided. Each scribbled piece of paper is checked, then stamped. Cell phones and jackets go into lockers. Prying eyes make sure nothing precious walks off.
National Archives Maintains Tight Security

Anti-War Group Agrees to NYC Protest Site
An anti-war group on Wednesday gave up its fight for Central Park and accepted the city's offer to use a highway along Manhattan's far west side for a rally before the Republican convention.

Eight US states and New York City filed a landmark lawsuit yesterday against five big US power companies, demanding cuts in carbon dioxide emissions and opening a new legal frontier in the fight against global warming
States file suit to cut levels of CO2

Homeland Insecurity: U.S. border control lets in visitors with false passports
People using stolen passports still are able to enter the country despite enhanced security checks meant to keep them out, Congress was told Wednesday. James Sullivan, U.S. national central bureau director for Interpol, estimated there are more than 10 million stolen or lost passports in circulation, many of them from European countries where international travel is more common, he said. Ervin's investigators discovered the illegal entries while reviewing the visa waiver program, which allows citizens of 27 countries that are close American allies to enter the United States without a visa. Starting in September, those people will be required to be fingerprinted and photographed through the U.S.-VISIT program.

Idle at Los Alamos: Two weeks after the two Zip disks were reported missing, it is still unclear what is on them, what happened to them and whether their disappearance endangers national security. And many current and former employees are skeptical of the crackdown.
In two previous incidents of missing computer disks in the last year, Los Alamos officials quickly said that the disks had most likely been destroyed and that there was no danger to national security. The laboratory is now conducting a full inventory of approximately 40,000 computer data storage devices that contain classified information.

Breaking News: Planes Collide Over Columbia River Military says two F-18 fighters went down near Arlington, OR
Two Navy pilots are dead after the F-18 fighter jets they were flying collided today over the Columbia River near Arlington, Oregon, west of Boardman. Deputy Chris Fitzsimmons of the Gilliam County Sheriff's Office says a third crew member survived the accident and was taken to Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles.

Arm them - Disarm them - the cycle of destruction continues!!! The White House began clearing the way for U.S. arms sales to Iraq's interim government on Wednesday with a presidential directive that officials said moved Baghdad toward official status as a friendly (friendly today- enemy tomorrow!) government.
"I hereby find that the furnishing of defense articles and services to Iraq will strengthen the security of the United States and promote world peace," Bush said in the document

The Cover Up Continues: A Final Look At 9/11 Terror
The Sept. 11 commission's final report concludes the hijackers exploited "deep institutional failings within our government" over a long period but does not blame President Bush or former President Clinton for the mistakes, according to administration officials familiar with the findings.

Israel: Shin Bet head Avi Dichter disclosed yesterday that his internal security service has compiled a list of a few dozen dangerous extremists supported by 150 to 200 Jews who wish for the death of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
Dichter: Up to 200 Jews want PM dead

Brown Equals Terrorist
Humiliated, Angry, Ashamed, Brown...

Europeans no longer neutral, Israel says
UNITED NATIONS, New York Israel expressed doubts Wednesday about the reliability of the European Union in the Middle East peace process after EU nations backed an Arab-sponsored General Assembly resolution demanding that Israel abandon and dismantle its separation barrier on the West Bank.

Sickening ABC News Piece Lauds Implantable Microchips
Usually, these things give a few seconds to somebody like Katherine Albrecht speaking against, but now they don't even bother. It's surprising that the recent MSN poll showed only two in ten would take the chip. With this piece of high-texh nazi propaganda you'd expect more of the sheeple to buy it.

The Chinese military surgeon who exposed the government's cover-up of the Sars crisis was released yesterday after seven weeks of "political re-education", his family said.
Jiang Yanyong, 72, a semi-retired general in the People's Liberation Army, had been detained at a secret location where he was forced to undergo daily study sessions aimed to make him renounce a critical letter he had written about the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre

Among Troops, Growing Doubts About Mission, Leaders Who Sent Them
Staff Sgt. A.J. Dean was on the same stretch of road a couple of nights later, and his tone was similar to Tilley’s. "I don’t have any idea of what we’re trying to do out here. I don’t know what the (goal) is, and I don’t think our commanders do either," he said. "I feel deceived personally. I don’t trust anything (Defense Secretary Donald) Rumsfeld says, and I think (Deputy Defense Secretary Paul) Wolfowitz is even dirtier."

Robots get bookish in libraries
Mixing robots and humans in an unstructured, uncontrolled environment, where there all manner of obstacles to negotiate, could have unpredictable results.

KISS YOUR INTERNET GOOD-BYE
In a short, but forceful article, Peter Sparacino pointed out that constitutional tools are no longer valid in our losing battle against a government out of control, rapidly becoming a totalitarian dictatorship. According to Sparacino, neither the ballot box, nor the jury box can be used to stop its advances -- not even the cartridge box. The only thing left to fight back, he states, is freedom of the press.

Trillions more internet addresses may emerge
The foundations have been laid for upgrading the internet with an improved system for identifying computers around the globe. A new identification technology has been built into a number of the internet's master, or "root" servers, which supply subsidiary servers, announced the US-based independent body that coordinates the internet's address system, the Los Angeles-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), on Wednesday. There are 13 root domain name servers that hold the master records for all such address mappings. But the range of numbers used under the current system, Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4), is slowly running out and about two thirds of the 4.3 billion numbers allocated have been used up so far. So a new set of rules, called IPv6, has been designed to take its place.

Bin Laden was captured long ago, Reagan's death was hushed up and the coming election has been fixed. Jonathan Raban on how the White House's obsession with secrecy has turned America into a nation of conspiracy theorists...
Running scared

Hawking tells peers about the Black Hole in his physics theory
The most famous living scientist yesterday admitted he would have to pay the price for recanting one of his theories about black holes.

Who is Stephen Cambone?
The release of the 9/11 Commission report this week – and the recent release of the Senate report on intelligence – are at last providing a clearer picture of the flaws in our system of gathering intelligence. And as the use of intelligence by the Bush administration in the run-up to 9/11 comes under increased scrutiny, we are also learning a great deal about the people behind its collection, interpretation, and dissemination.

Holocaust denial may be under Israeli jurisdiction
Holocaust denial committed overseas would be an offense under Israeli legal jurisdiction and serve as grounds for extradition under legislation that is expected to pass a first reading in the Knesset this week.

Anthrax Scare In Southland Post Office
Five workers at the main postal facility in Long Beach were decontaminated as a precaution after a letter containing a white powder - - and a note indicating the substance was anthrax -- was found there, authorities said Tuesday.

Vehicle explosion in Opryland Hotel parking lot kills one
A sport utility vehicle exploded in a parking lot at Nashville's largest hotel, killing one man inside. Authorities said they suspected a homemade bomb was involved.

Officials raise estimate of death toll on lower WTC floors
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is conducting an extensive review of the collapse of the towers. Between 567 and 610 people died below the impact floors, "somewhat higher than previously thought," lead investigator Shyam Sunder said Tuesday

Alex Jones Interviews John DeCamp, Author of “The Franklin Cover-up.”
AJ: He’s a great American, Vietnam veteran, you name it. Former state senator John DeCamp and the story he is about to tell is documented. I suggest that everyone get “The Franklin Cover-up” so you understand the level of evil we are dealing with. He’s got a very busy, successful law practice. We appreciate his taking time out to join us today. Mr. DeCamp, good to hear from you today.

Eiffel Tower evacuated after hoax warning of Sept. 11-style attack
Around 4,000 people were evacuated from the 324-metre (1,070-foot) structure, which was closed for two hours before police ascertained that the threat was a hoax and it was re-opened.

Israeli jets buzz Beirut after deadly border clash
Government complains to UN, hizbullah warns of 'costly' response

Israeli army warns of strike against Syria
As the conflict on the Israel-Lebanon border escalates, the Israeli military has issued a blunt warning that it may launch a direct attack against Syria.

"Why should we hear about body bags and deaths," Barbara Bush said on ABC's "Good Morning America" on March 18, 2003. "Oh, I mean, it's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?"

Her Beautiful Mind
What could be behind the Bush Administration's decision to censor the photographs of flag-draped coffins returning from Iraq? Could it really be, as the government says, to respect "the privacy of the families?" Or is it to hide the realities of war for political reasons? Or is it to protect the delicate sensitivities of the ruling class as Americans die to build them an empire?

Four Chicagoans were charged in an alleged scheme to smuggle South American children into the United States with fraudulent passports
Four Charged in Passport-Smuggling Scheme

The chartered flights cost U.S. taxpayers $28,000 each and will return up to 300 migrants daily. By Thursday, the repatriation operation will include daily flights from Tucson to Guadalajara, as well as to Mexico City. Migrants electing to leave the detention facility will be given bus vouchers to their hometowns. The first repatriation flight of Mexicans caught illegally crossing the Arizona border landed here Monday evening, kicking off a program that could return thousands of border crossers to Mexico. "I will be going back in 15 days," said Dimas, who has worked in Dallas as a construction worker for the past four years. "I need to work. The jobs in Mexico don't pay anything."
Kinder, gentler deportation program might not work


Tuesday, July 20, 2004

U.S. 'Liberation Video' Bombing Massacre 

New 'Liberation Video' Shows Fallujah Bombing Massacre
Do militia who know they are a target freely roam on open roads when they know F-16's are circling overhead? Was this is protest or just a group of Iraqis who were on their way to an event? We've seen in the past how wedding celebrations were bombed.

Federal agents are combing a number of laboratory suites at Fort Detrick in Frederick for evidence of the 2001 anthrax attacks. Fort Detrick spokesman Charles Dasey says the labs have been closed since Friday at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, home to the Army's biological warfare defense program.
FBI agents have frequently visited Fort Detrick since the
unsolved attacks amid speculation that the deadly spores or the person who sent them may have come from Fort Detrick


Explosion in Times Square Subway Station Injures Cop Blast Shook Buildings, Panicked Witnesses; Intensive Investigation
It happened shortly after 8:00 p.m. at the 43rd Street entrance to the A, C and E lines. Sources familiar with the case say the device was actually a short length of plastic pipe, stuffed with gunpowder and steel pellets, hidden in a backpack.

RNC: A federal court in Manhattan has forbidden the NYPD from deploying some of its infamous crowd-control tactics at the Republican National Convention
In a July 16 decision, Judge Robert Sweet specifically blocked the use of the four-sided metal barricades known as "pens," because of their interference with free-speech rights, and the searching of people’s possessions without individualized suspicion of a specific safety threat.

Why Mossad might be interested in New Zealand
Long before George W. Bush declared his war on terrorism, Israel had begun its own. The advance guard in this never-ending battle against foes of the Jewish state lurk near the frontline, but many more are at work far behind enemy lines.

Think the passions from the 2000 presidential election have cooled? Certainly not in the House of Representatives, which voted to strike a Florida representative's words from the record after she said Republicans "stole" that closely fought contest.
House strikes heated comments from record

Lies deception, cover-up; the bush legacy
The New York Times has reported that they were informed by the Pentagon that George W. Bush's military records covering the time he spent in the Air National Guard were destroyed accidentally during a routine transfer of files. I don't believe that for one millisecond.

Social Security for illegal immigrants
U.S. and Mexican officials signed a controversial agreement this week that could allow millions of legal and undocumented Mexican immigrants who work in the United States to collect U.S. Social Security benefits.
"Until we straighten out the mess in our immigration system — not to mention our Social Security system — these sorts of agreements are premature and fiscally irresponsible," said Dan Stein, executive director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a group that advocates stricter immigration policies.

Terror group accuses Israel of killing
An explosion in a Hezbollah stronghold in southern Beirut killed a longtime guerrilla who led many operations against Israel. The Hezbollah leader accused Israel or its agents of planting the car bomb and threatened to ''cut off their hands.''

Lies Even the U.S. Doesn’t Believe
John McLaughlin, the acting director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), recently claimed that eight terrorists who were involved in the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States passed through Iran.

Ashcroft: Berger 9/11 Docs Reveal Clinton Security Lapse
A sensitive after-action report on the foiled Millennium bomb plot, portions of which allegedly were pilfered by former National Security Advisor Sandy Berger, sounded the alarm that al-Qaida operatives had entered the U.S. and were preparing to strike.

The Daily Show With George Bush
What would you do if your army was mired down in a country turned hostile by your invasion, forced to hide behind fortified positions, and only able to make an occasional foray to kill a few women and children along with an occasional insurgent? A plethora of reports are issued revealing that the reasons you thought you had for invading the country were completely false. The invasion was based on mistaken "intelligence."

'Saving the World' With Your Money
The Millennium Challenge Act, a new foreign aid scheme I wrote about back in May, received its hoped-for $2.5 billion from Congress last week. Only 41 members of Congress supported an effort to strip the funding, demonstrating once again that the two parties are not serious about reducing federal spending. Considering all the rhetoric in Washington about runaway spending, one would think a new foreign welfare program would be among the easiest things to cut politically.

America Hosts 76 percent of Islamic Terrorist Websites
While America and the world combat terror, it appears that the terrorists and their supporters themselves are tapping into America’s booming web hosting industry to spread their venom.

The format of a crime and terrorism database known as Matrix is being changed to allay privacy and legal concerns that led several states to drop out of the federally funded project.
Crime DB Sparks Privacy Fears

Iraqi Governor Shot Dead; Filipino Hostage Released
Gunmen today killed the interim governor of Iraq's Basra province, the U.K. military said, the latest attack in an upsurge of violence that began last week with the first Baghdad car bombing since the U.S.-led coalition handed power to an Iraqi caretaker government on June 28.

Byron York: Sodomizing Children at Abu Ghraib "Worked"!
I and millions of others have seen Byron York in a CSPAN "Washington Journal" interview a couple weeks ago saying that, whatever the torture methods used in Abu Ghraib and other US military prisons, "...it is, in fact, working." He's said it more than once. The first sentence of an article he wrote, shown on the same program, was "Torture? Whatever it was, it worked."

Bush Took Quote Out of Context, Researcher Says
Student whose paper on Castro was used in a speech is 'annoyed.' He says the president misconstrued the Cuban leader's stance.

Brazil to shoot smugglers down, U.S. Concerned
U.S. opposition grows out of a 2001 accident, in which Peru accidentally shot down a small plane, killing an American missionary and her child.

Israeli soldiers continue killing spree
Israeli occupation forces are continuing their Bait Hanun siege and have killed a number of civilians across the occupied Palestinian territories.

US-held Iraqis Cry For Help, Grill Rights Minister
"Are we an independent country or not, why don't you rescue us from this hell?" one detainee asked Iraqi interim Human Rights Minister Bakhtiar Amin from behind a high fence, reported Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Sunday, July 18.

How we got it so wrong in Iraq By SCOTT RITTER
Earlier this year, I testified before two investigative bodies -- the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Butler Commission -- responsible for probing the massive failure of, respectively, the American and British intelligence services to properly assess the status of Iraq's ethereal weapons of mass destruction programs. The alleged existence of those programs was the foundation of the justification for the March 2003 invasion of Iraq.

US casualty rate high since handover
Long guerrilla war is feared in Iraq

Halliburton Subpoenaed Over Unit's Iran Work
A grand jury issued a subpoena to oil field services company Halliburton Co. seeking information about its Cayman Islands unit's work in Iran, where it is illegal for U.S. companies to operate, Halliburton said on Monday.

A cup of coffee each morning may wake you up, but a new study suggests caffeine might hinder your short-term recall of certain words
A coffee can make you forgetful

A Republican lawmaker says it was inappropriate for a GOP office to display a bumper sticker declaring: "Kerry is bin Laden's Man. Bush is Mine."
Kerry-bin Laden Bumper Sticker Causes Uproar

7,000 Christians booked under Hudood Ordinance, says APMA
KARACHI: About 2,000-2,500 Christians in Sindh and nearly 5,000 in Punjab have been suffering since 1986 under the Hudood Ordinance, Michael Javed, president of the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance (APMA) and a former member of the Sindh Assembly, told Daily Times on Monday.

New National Abortion Poll Shows Majority of Americans are Pro-Life
Polls are consistently showing that Americans are becoming more pro-life. A December poll conducted by Zogby International, a respected nonpartisan polling firm, confirms that, by a 53% to 36% margin, the public supports the statement, "Abortion destroys a human life and is manslaughter."

Pharmaceuticals and Factory Farming the Suburbanites
In what appears to be a similar situation to the one reported in the Jan. 3, 2003 UnderReported.com story British Med Journal: Drugmakers invented "Female Sexual Disorder" to sell Viagra, those wacky pharmaceuticals seem to be at it again. Evidently, the urge to get up and take a walk, or to dance, is now a "syndrome" -- and one that requires patented medication. According to the Living With Restless Legs Syndrome brochure from the Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation (emphasis added
Civic Art and the City of God: Traditional Urban Design and Christian Evangelism

Mystery Creature Lurks In Baltimore County
GLYNDON, Md. -- A mystery animal is on the loose in Baltimore County and not even the experts can pin down what it is. A Glyndon man found a way to secretly record the beast while it grazed in his yard. For a while it was just lurking in the woods watching the Wroe family until the Wroes started watching it.

Bankruptcy bill fades. Why it won't go away
Bankruptcy expert Elizabeth Warren calls it the "vampire bill." That's because legislation designed to make it tougher for people to dissolve their debts in bankruptcy court has been pushed on Congress for seven years by banks, credit-card companies, retailers, and other financial institutions. The bill passes either the House or the Senate, even both houses in 2002. Yet it still dies. Then like the mythical vampire, the bill comes back to life in the following year.

Hundreds of firms using nanotech in food
Two hundred companies are already working on inserting nanotechnology into food, posing "immense" risks to health, new research claims

Can Bush's golden girls be America's sweethearts?
The First Daughters are on the campaign trail. Yet despite a glossy media makeover, Jenna and Barbara's wild ways could prove an electoral liability for their father. David Usborne reports

Singer Linda Ronstadt was thrown out of the Aladdin casino in Las Vegas on the weekend after dedicating a song to liberal filmmaker Michael Moore and his movie "Fahrenheit 9/11," a casino spokeswoman said Monday
Casino ejects Ronstadt over 'Fahrenheit' praise

No Matter What, We Will Protest Photographs by Leslie Van Stelten and Cary Conover As many as 500,000 people are expected to protest at next month's Republican National Convention. Here are some of the people who answered yes to our question "Are you marching?" and explained why.
Mad on the Street






Monday, July 19, 2004

The Elite Meet: Bohemian Grove 

THE CHOSEN FEW S.F.'s exclusive clubs carry on traditions of fellowship, culture -- and discrimination
On Saturday, some 2,000 CEOs and politicos and arty types arrived at the cool redwoods and lily-choked lake of the Grove, the famous Russian River playground of the powerful Bohemian Club.

2000 Rich And Powerful Arrive Secretly At Bohemian Grove
There are 125 different camps such as Toyland, Dog House, Sons of Toil and Mandalay Effect. George H.W. Bush will be in Hill Billies camp, along with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Bohemian Grove Action Network
Sonoma County Free Press - The rich and powerful come to play in our back yard again this year

Indebted U.S. Ponders Maggots, Robbery
U.S. consumers are laboring under more than $2 trillion in debt after years of easy credit. And with that era drawing to a close, the plight of those who borrowed too much has fallen under a harsh spotlight.

JIANG ISSUES ULTIMATUM TO RECLAIM TAIWAN'S SOVEREIGNTY BEFORE OR AFTER 2020
CHINA has kicked off war games simulating an invasion of Taiwan as military chief Jiang Zemin vowed to recover the island 'before or after 2020'

China to display more potent army
China's military exercises staging a mock invasion of Taiwan this month will display an armed force with significantly advanced technology and joint command facilities, analysts say, making Beijing's threats to retake the island more credible than ever.

DOUBLE TAXATION CONTINUES UNABATED
The Social Security trust fund now stands at $1.6 trillion ($1,624.5 billion) and, at the same time, accounts for 22.3 percent of the national debt. ot one presidential or congressional candidate and not one member of the Bush administration or the former Clinton administration is asked to explain how this has happened. Payroll taxes have been more than enough to deliver checks to more than 40 million retirees precisely on time the third day of every month and yet we keep ending up with an ever increasing debt.

Israel's Soreq Nuclear Reactor -- The One They Show To Journalists
Soreq is the nuclear facility Israel is willing to show journalists, unlike the Dimona reactor which is suspected of making plutonium for atomic bombs and is strictly off limits.

Wobblies win right for a union election at NYC Starbucks
The New York regional office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), backing up the union, ruled Friday that the workers just in store No. 7365 of the 8,000-store chain constituted an appropriate unit for unionizing. Starbucks wanted workers from 50 stores in lower Manhattan to be eligible to vote.
Help Discipline Starbucks' Union-Busting Lawyers
Starbucks Barista Union

Anger of a quiet German village where neo-Nazis plan an SS-style baby farm
A normally tranquil west German village has been traumatised by a notorious neo-Nazi lawyer's plans to turn its 19th-century manor house and adjoining estate into an Aryan-style baby farm designed to further the Nordic race

The United States is facing an extraordinary immigration crisis, but our solutions have done nothing to alleviate the situation. The overburdened Border Patrol and local law enforcement, particularly in the Southwest, are apprehending thousands of illegal aliens on immigration violations every day. Yet surprisingly, many of those arrested are freed shortly after their detainment.
Enforce the immigration laws we've got By Lou Dobbs

"A TEAM" SPOTS MORE THAN 150 INVADERS Citizens Use High Tech Camera to Monitor Border-Naco, Arizona - July 12 -- Using a high resolution infrared camera, the "A-Team," a group of citizens concerned with stopping the invasion of the United States, staked out a section of the border east of Naco during the night of July 12, and counted more than one hundred and fifty invaders.
Clips from digital video camera used to record infrared images taken on the night of July 12, 2004 near Naco, Arizona.

Mexican Writer Admits It: This Is Not Immigration. It's Annexation!
"The Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska affirmed today that Mexico is presently recovering the territories lost in the past to the United States, thanks to emigration." She said that in the U.S." there are 33.5 million Hispanics who impose their culture". She said that "Mexico is recovering the territories ceded to the U.S. with migratory tactics."

Emerich, 44, lost his driver's license because his doctor disclosed to PennDOT that Emerich drank a six-pack a day -- on weekends. Other than a drunken driving conviction more than two decades ago, Emerich has a spotless record, according to news reports.
Even though this will sound like a broken record, please remember to study your rights as a citizen stated in the federal and state constitutions. If you continue taking your liberty for granted, the state will continue taking it away from you, one edict at a time.

The Coming Robot Revolution - They could fight wars, drive cars and patrol data centers
Robots, from mechanical dogs that can learn new tricks to automated vacuum cleaners that avoid furniture, are steadily becoming a part of everyday life. But the real robot boom lies just ahead, experts say.
In the future, robots could help determine the outcome of wars and identify problems in data centers. Office buildings may come to life as they use Wi-Fi to dispatch robots to control human access, test heating and cooling systems, and fetch tools for workers.


Report: Israel's 'first strike' plan against Iran ready
Israel has completed military rehearsals for a pre-emptive strike against Iran's nuclear power facility at Bushehr, Israeli officials told the London-based Sunday Times.

Israel 'ready' to strike Iran If Russia supplies Islamic state with rods for enriching uranium
Israel has conducted military exercises for a pre-emptive strike against several of Iran's nuclear power facilities and is ready to attack if Russia supplies Iran with rods for enriching uranium, Israeli officials told reporters.

Surveillance targeted to convention
An unprecedented number of video cameras will be trained on Boston during the Democratic National Convention, with Boston police installing some 30 cameras near the FleetCenter, the Coast Guard using infrared devices and night-vision cameras in the harbor, and dozens of pieces of surveillance equipment mounted on downtown buildings to monitor crowds for terrorists, unruly demonstrators, and ordinary street crime

America's Secret and Permanent Bases in Iraq
I, and others have been speaking about America's permanent and secret bases in Iraq for months. This belies the statements of Bush and his friends that America means to pull out of Iraq very soon, "As soon as democracy and stability are achieved." Unfortunately, some of us who have seen various videos of "the terrorists" operating in Iraq have a hunch that this is nothing but American theatre to keep the American public deceived so that we may keep our troops in Iraq forever, because stability will never be achieved--because America won't let it happen.

Protest today outside Bohemian Grove - Rumsfeld bunking with Poppy Bush
Signs abound: No Thru Traffic. No Trespassing. Members and Guests Only. No Turn Around. Sentries scan the paths from above with binoculars, helped out by infrared sensors.

A prominent U.S. foreign-policy group is urging Washington to end a quarter-century of hostile relations and make new diplomatic overtures to Iran, despite disagreements on a vast range of issues
Call for US to Repair Relations With Iran.

US Media Kills Story that Iraqi PM Executed 6 Prisoners
WASHINGTON: The US media has surprisingly failed to pick up the shocking disclosure by Sydney Morning Herald, Australia’s leading newspaper, that the Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi personally executed six suspected insurgents in a Baghdad police station.

Regime change in Iran now in Bush’s sights
The official said: “If George Bush is re-elected there will be much more intervention in the internal affairs of Iran."

Dress Code May Hinder Their Work, Air Marshals Say
"If a 12-year-old can pick them out, a trained terrorist has no problem picking them out," said John D. Amat, a spokesman for the group, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association.

President Bush is a bigot
Bush identified himself as a bigot during this week's campaign swing through eastern Wisconsin, when he attempted to justify his support for the so-called "Federal Marriage Amendment" (FMA). The FMA would, for the first time since slavery days, use the Constitution to require discrimination against a group of Americans.

THE BUSH-CHENEY 22-POINT PROGRAM
This is a replication of the text of a document sent to campaign volunteers:

Kerry Building Legal Network for Vote Fights
Mindful of the election problems in Florida four years ago, aides to Senator John Kerry, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, say his campaign is putting together a far more intricate set of legal safeguards than any presidential candidate before him to monitor the election

1977 Senate MKULTRA hearing
1977 Senate MKULTRA hearing

List of MKULTRA Unclassified Documents (including subprojects)
This information was transcribed from faxes and brochures which are available from the National Security Archive

Index of /mkultra
Index of /mkultra

Scientists from the Russian city of Voronezh managed to produce milk and coffee from blood
Scientists from a technological academy located in the Russian city of Voronezh developed a revolutionary technique of producing an entire array of food products such as milk, yogurt, chocolate and coffee from blood, reported the academy's administration to "Interfax"

Air India witness won't reveal testimony fee
VANCOUVER — An FBI terrorism expert who's a commentator on U.S. news shows and pontificates in Michael Moore's latest film refused Friday to say how much he was paid to testify at the Air India trial

Michael Moore, Richard Perle Join Forces
Michael Moore's new film Fahrenheit 9/11 has done a tremendous favor for proponents of a war on the Arabian Peninsula. The film achieves what endless pages of conservative think-tank studies, panel discussions, PR and books have not: it spills gasoline on the anti-Saudi sparks in the United States

FBI Refuses to Answer Questions about Al Qaeda Affiliated Terror Web Sites - Jack Blood: THE GOVERNMENT CAN SUCCESSFULLY TRACK DOWN AND PROSECUTE 12-YEAR-OLDS THAT DOWNLOAD MUSIC FILES FROM THE INTERNET. SO WHY IS IT THAT THEY CAN'T FIND THE PEOPLE THAT UPLOAD THE TERROR VIDEOS? COULD IT BE THAT THE 'TERRORISTS' WORK FOR THEM? COULD IT BE THAT THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS THE VIDEOS TO CIRCULATE ALL OVER THE WEB FOR POLITICAL GAIN?
A mysterious internet service provider with apparent ties to al Qaeda continues to operate as a virtual mouthpiece for the terrorist organization by using an elaborate web of deception.

Terrorist Files Posted To Arkansas State FTP Server
An alleged member of Al Qaeda posted video ands audio files to an FTP server maintained by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Links to the files were posted to the Arabic language forum site of Ansar al-Sunnah, a resistance group that has claimed responsibility for several bombings in Iraq.

Hackers Of Local Web Site Possibly Tied To Kidnapping
A Bay Area company's Web site was briefly burdened with "invisible" directories possibly belonging to a group that kidnapped an American in Saudi Arabia, the company's president said Friday. The Web site for Silicon Valley Land Surveying was hacked into by a group claiming to be al-Qaida. The site then, for a brief period, and without its knowledge, hosted a video where American contractor Paul Johnson identifies himself.

Another Campaign of Misinformation? Leaked 9/11 Report Cites New Evidence That Iran Cooperated with al-Qaeda Before Attacks
Leaked accounts of the final 9/11 Commission report due out this Thursday says the Commission has uncovered evidence suggesting that between eight and ten of the 9/11 hijackers passed through Iran in the year prior to the attacks. We speak with Middle East and Iran Expert at Baruch College Ervand Abrahamian.

Betrayal on the Mexican Border Former Army Commandos Joined Drug Dealers to Form Violent Zetas Gang
The Zetas are former Mexican army commandos who were trained to capture drug traffickers but joined them instead, around the end of the 1990s. Armed with AR-15 and AK-47 assault rifles, the 15 or so Zetas currently at large are considered the number one security threat on this busy stretch of the border.

Gangs: Criminal From the Get-Go
Although gang warfare in Northern Virginia has been festering for years, the community was galvanized in May when a teenager's hands were cut off by a rival gang member. The alleged attacker, 18-year-old Hayner R. Flores, reportedly belongs to the Mara Salvatrucha-13 gang, which has about 3,500 members in this area. Like many of his fellow gang members, Flores is in this country illegally.

The United States is facing an extraordinary immigration crisis, but our solutions have done nothing to alleviate the situation. The overburdened Border Patrol and local law enforcement, particularly in the Southwest, are apprehending thousands of illegal aliens on immigration violations every day. Yet surprisingly, many of those arrested are freed shortly after their detainment.
Enforce the immigration laws we've got By Lou Dobbs

Aliens hiding in plain sight
"We were always watching out for the Border Patrol, and we were always afraid," said the 34-year-old Mexican national, chopping lettuce with 20 others. "But not anymore. We're out here everyday, and nobody ever bothers us."

Lay's Indictment Does Not Signal A Crackdown on Corporate Crime by Ralph Nader
The widely televised indictment and arraignment of the hand-cuffed Enron CEO, Ken Lay -- one of George W. Bush's closest friends and funders -- should not lull anyone into thinking that this is anything but a limited move against corporate crime in an ocean of still-at-large corporate criminals.

Mossad agents Killing Oz Tourists to Steal their Identity to use in Terror Opps-NGOs Claim Wanted Israeli Agent Barkan In North Korea
The Israeli Mossad agent Zev Barkan has been running Asian criminal gangs used to obtain Australian Identity documents and other passports stolen from Australians Killed in Asia, a New Zealand security official has said.

VANUNU'S PHOTOS OF DIMONA - 1986
Mordechai Vanunu brought his camera to work in late 1985, shortly before leaving his eight-year stint as a technician at Israel's nuclear weapons factory at Dimona.

France bars Sharon, cancels visit
French President Jacques Chirac has informed Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon "he is not welcome" in Paris after he urged all French Jews to leave the country immediately.

CHINA
Conventional wisdom has held that while China may threaten Taiwan or other neighbors, it poses no threat to the United States. That assumption was shattered on January 24, 1996 when the New York Times reported that a Chinese official had told former Ambassador Charles Freeman that China could act militarily against Taiwan without fear of U.S. intervention because American leaders "care more about Los Angeles than they do about Taiwan." This threat to use nuclear missiles against a major American city stands in sharp contrast to the assumptions of the National Intelligence Estimate that China presents no threat to the United States.
Did China Threaten to Bomb Los Angeles?

Some of the women told investigators they had paid as much as $40,000 to be smuggled from Asia to Mexico, entering the United States through Arizona, Texas and other states, the documents say
Police say sex ring got women into U.S. via Ariz.

Assembly plants bring life back to Mexican deserts
Economic life is returning to the deserts of northern Mexico. Electrolux is building a refrigerator plant in Ciudad Juárez, across the border from El Paso in Texas. Motorola will open a computer parts factory in the bustling border city of Nogales later this year.

Schwarzenegger Faces Criticism Over 'Girlie-Men' Insult
Following months of sweet talk and back-slapping, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger faced criticism on Monday after calling Democratic legislators "girlie-men" and urging voters to "terminate" them at the polls.




Sunday, July 18, 2004

Prime Minister Allawi = Saddam II 

Prime Minister Allawi may be no democrat, but his tough-guy approach plays well in Baghdad
Soon after he became prime minister of the interim government last month, many Iraqis whisper, he ordered two suspected insurgents shot in front of him. Or, goes another account, he shot seven captive terrorists himself, one after another. Or he personally chopped off the hand of a suspect with an ax.

A WASTE OF RESOURCES! Back in December, when John Kerry had to re-mortgage his house to keep his campaign alive, Mr Bush had already raised $100m for his re-election bid, breaking a record he himself set in 2000-He (Kerry) raised over $100m in three months - a million dollars a day - making him the best-financed presidential challenger ever.
The cost of election campaigns had skyrocketed in a generation - Herbert Alexander of the University of Southern California estimates that the total cost of all elections in the US shot up from $540m in 1976 to $3.9bn in 2000.

TOP TEN REASONS FOR ENFORCING AMERICA'S IMMIGRATION LAWS
Team America at www.teamamericapac.org issued ten reasons why America must enforce its immigration laws. They started with the tenth reason and worked up to the first. Why? Because the first nine support the most important reason which you will find out. Mr. Ed Garrison brilliantly wrote them. He declares:

Mr. Hersh GOES TO WAR
Fans call The New Yorker's Seymour Hersh the greatest, if not crankiest, journalist of our time. Detractors, including President Bush, say he's a liar. Either way, it's clear that the 67-year-old bulldog who exposed the My Lai massacre -- and now the Abu Ghraib prison scandal -- isn't done yet.

OMI-Thames' German parent company, RWE, is the third-largest water service supplier in the world, and ranks 53 on the Fortune 500 list. And now that OMI-Thames merged with the largest U.S. water company, American Waterworks, it dominates the market for water services. "The constitution of the state of California protects water as a public trust, but now money that should be reinvested in Stockton is going to pay off shareholders in Germany," said Beck.
In 2002, Stockton signed a $600 million contract with a transnational company called OMI-Thames to distribute drinking water to people's homes, operate the city's wastewater treatment plant and manage its network of underground pipes. Consumer rights groups sued, on the grounds that the deal subverted public will and sidestepped environmental law.

The British charity Christian Aid says that at least 20 billion dollars in oil revenues and other Iraqi funds intended to rebuild the country have disappeared from banks administered by the CPA.
Charity Says Billions Missing in Iraqi Oil Revenues.

Whom Did Martha Stewart Kill? 5 months in prison and two years of supervised release for not telling the truth about a legal stock tip. The only thing she has been found guilty of is lying about a noncrime.
Meanwhile the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has released its report, which states that the information used by President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, and Secretary of State Powell to justify the invasion of Iraq was incorrect. Everything Powell told the UN and Bush told the American people was wrong. A war with tens of thousands of casualties was started, if not on the basis of massive outright lies, on the basis of massive orchestrated misinformation.

Bush Extends Jihad Against UNFPA
The 34 million dollars Congress approved, she noted, represented about 10 percent of the agency's budget. ''That money could have prevented up to two million unwanted pregnancies, 800,000 induced abortions and maternal deaths, and 77,000 infant and child deaths annually'', she told journalists in a tele-conference, adding that UNFPA provides resources and expertise in family-planning and reproductive health in 141 developing countries.

NYC: Public Toilets and the City
For a can-do city, New York has an awful lot of trouble getting certain things done. For more than two decades, city officials have been struggling to install public pay toilets in the busiest parts of town. But aside from the rare pilot program, no comfort stations have arrived. Other American cities like San Francisco, Boston and Chicago have managed to provide their citizens and visitors with this basic amenity, while one New York mayor after another has thrown up his hands and retreated.

New York -- When 50,000 Republicans arrive in New York next month to nominate President Bush for four more years in office, opposition groups of varying degrees of eccentricity plan to greet them by staging some of the most elaborate and extravagant protests in history.
GOP to drop in on Democratic N.Y. Bush is disliked, but the money's good

Global Eye By Chris Floyd - Anyone who wants to understand the reality of modern America should pick up Gus Russo's latest book, "The Outfit."
With diligent research and relentless candor, Russo strips away the facade of the United States' pious national myths, showing in great detail how the criminal underworld -- and the even more criminal "upperworld" of big business and politics -- have fused in a deadly symbiosis that underlies the nation's power structure.

Former HBS Prof Blasts Bush
“Whenever [Bush] just bumped into me, he had some flippant statement to make,” said Tsurumi when reached at his home in Scarsdale, N.Y. “The comments he made were revealing of his prejudice.”

Now America accuses Iran of complicity in World Trade Center attack
Iran gave free passage to up to 10 of the September 11 hijackers just months before the 2001 attacks and offered to co-operate with al-Qa'eda against the US, an American report will say this week.

Is the US Becoming a ‘Nation of Snitches?’
There are ten and a half million truckers and 660-thousand trucking companies nationwide. The government has found good use for these men by recruiting a volunteer “army” of truckers to report any suspicious behavior on the highways.

Israel's marriage law 'racist'
An Israeli Cabinet minister said last year that between 1993 and 2003, 100 000 Palestinians received Israeli residence permits through marriage, and that the law was needed to halt the influx

Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America's Favorite Health Food
Over the past decade, soy foods have become America's favorite health food. Newspapers, magazines, and best-selling health writers have proclaimed the "joy of soy" and promoted the belief that soy food is the key to disease prevention and maximum longevity.

Argentina-One decade of mystery and the new evidences available
The declassified documents of the SIDE open doors as much to follow the conspiracy of the attack as to prove how the investigation was united. Menem, its ex- minister Corach, ex- Five Mr. Anzorreguy and displaced judge Galeano could go imprisoned by the concealment. What can be hoped of the oral judgment-Existe today one crushes in which they create the government of Néstor Kirchner and
investigators, on attack against the AMIA? Question 8 asks if there was a political maneuver between the Israelis and Carlos Menem's Government to blame Iran


S.F. Attorney: Bush Allowed 9/11
Hilton is the San Francisco attorney who filed a $7 billion lawsuit in U.S. District Court on June 3 against President Bush and other government officials for "allowing" the terrorist attacks to occur. Among Hilton's allegations: Bush conspired to create the Sept. 11 attacks for his own political gain and has been using Osama bin Laden as a scapegoat. Hilton said he has information that bin Laden died several years ago of kidney failure.
Alex Jones Interviews Stanley Hilton

"This one was considered to be the biggest rainstorm the city of Edmonton has ever seen. It topped all records," Schneider said. "The grand total of damage to the city of Edmonton - both its own infrastructure and private houses that were uninsured - is $50.3 million." - "If the province doesn't come up with it then people will be paying out of their own pockets and they'll get a double whammy because (the city costs) will be on our tax base."
City flood damage tops $110 million.

"The Iraq War is All Right Then by Robert Fisk
Forgetting that up to 11,000 Iraqis appear to have been killed since our invasion, it seems that it's better to be killed post-Saddam than pre-Saddam. So that's all right then.

OPENING STATEMENT BY A.M. SAMSAM BAKHTIARI AT PANEL DISCUSSION OF ASPO 2004
THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON OIL AND GAS DEPLETION

Arsenic is a cumulative toxin for which there is no known cure. Recently the BBC reported that the British Geological Survey has discovered that the problem has become so widespread in Bangladesh and parts of India that an estimated 30-60 million people are being poisoned by their well water.

The Economic Colonization of Iraq: Illegal and Immoral
The goal of the Bush Administration, as stated in the economic orders already enacted in Iraq is to, "transition [Iraq] from a ... centrally planned economy to a market economy." This goal is explained even more clearly by BearingPoint, Inc. ‚ the Virginia based corporation that has received the $250 million contract to facilitate this transition. The contract states: "It should be clearly understood that the efforts undertaken will be designed to establish the basic legal framework for a functioning market economy; taking appropriate advantage of the unique opportunity for rapid progress in this area presented by the current configuration of political circumstances... Reforms are envisioned in the areas of fiscal reform, financial sector reform, trade, legal and regulatory, and privatization."

UN and the World Bank, basic reconstruction would cost less than half the amount requested by the Bush administration. These groups estimate about $9 billion is needed in 2004. However, $18.6 billion was appropriated. Specific examples include costs for rebuilding the country's electricity system ($2.38 billion UN-World Bank/$5.7 billion Bush) and restoring water and sewage service ($1.9 billion UN-World Bank/$3.77 billion Bush). Why the discrepancy? Where is all this extra money going? It's a pretty safe bet that it's not to the Iraqi people.

Making war, taking profits

Fahrenheit 911 is Fair and Balanced
We've come to expect poisonous and unbalanced attacks from the paid far right propagandists denouncing Michael Moore's documentary "Fahrenheit 911." But more disturbing are the scolds from tepid moderate mainstream journalists who often fail to read their own newspapers. New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof attacks the film because "Moore hints that the real reason Bush invaded Afghanistan was to give his cronies a chance to profit by building an oil pipeline there." Kristof attacks Moore for even raising this issue,. But he conveniently ignores volumes of information readily available to back up Moore's claim.




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