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Saturday, July 31, 2004

Paypal Cancels Leonard Peltier Support Groups Account. Free Speech is Dead! 

Leonard Peltier Support Group calls for boycott of PayPal and eBAY
Last week, PayPal notified us that we are in violation of its relatively new Offensive Material Policy. The policy prohibits “organizations that promote or glorify hatred, violence, or racial intolerance (such as the KKK, Nazis, neo-Nazis, and Aryan Nation), from using PayPal to accept payments.
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Florida Republican Voters Told to Use Absentee Ballots-You've got to run this image of the GOP flyer calling for the faithful to vote by absentee ballot since the machines have no paper trail. The look on bush's face says it all. "Make sure your vote counts," it states. Logically, that says they've known all along that your vote WON'T count if it's cast by machine.
Remember that ultimately it's jebbie's brother gee-dubya who's in control of what happens in Florida. I think that message is clear in this flyer as well. By telling repugs to cast paper absentee ballots, has the Florida GOP just tipped its hand?

Florida Officials Oppose Elections Audit
State officials Wednesday insisted auditing wasn't necessary because all touchscreen votes were counted during the 2002 gubernatorial primary election, even though records of the votes were lost during computer crashes last year.

CFR: Report by the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations urged the Bush administration to stop any Israeli attempt to strike Iran's nuclear facilities. The council warned that such an Israeli attack would be blamed on the United States and hurt its interests in the region.
CFR to Bush: Stop Israeli strike on Iran's nuke sites.

Sudan has denounced a U.N. Security Council resolution that gives it 30 days to stop atrocities by Arab militia in its western Darfur region or face international action.
Sudan Rejects UN Darfur Resolution

REPOST: Malaysia's MMC, Sinopec in Sudan oil pipeline deal
three-member consortium led by Malaysia's MMC Corp (MMCB.KL) has won a US$65.6 million contract to build an oil pipeline in Sudan's Melut Basin, MMC said on Monday.

Should We Have Faith in the Government?
That’s the principle I wish to question. Governments regularly get things wrong, either because their knowledge is imperfect or because they have an interest in getting them wrong.

Iraq Funds Are Focus of 27 Criminal Inquiries
A comprehensive examination of the U.S.-led agency that oversaw the rebuilding of Iraq has triggered at least 27 criminal investigations and produced evidence of millions of dollars' worth of fraud, waste and abuse, according to a report by the Coalition Provisional Authority's inspector general.

Kerry Doesn’t Need or Want Anti-war Activists
In the first minute of his July 29 Democratic National Convention (DNC) acceptance speech, John Kerry told us that the Democratic Party has “one simple purpose: to make America stronger at home and respected in the world.”

WRH: The Five Dancing Israelis Arrested On 9/11
On the day of the 9-11 attacks, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was asked what the attack would mean for US-Israeli relations. His quick reply was: "It's very good…….Well, it's not good, but it will generate immediate sympathy (for Israel)"

The Bush administration announced this week that it will oppose provisions for inspections and verification as part of an international treaty that would ban production of nuclear-weapons materials.
Administration now opposes inspections as part of nuclear treaty

Allawi to censor criticism of Allawi in Iraqi media
Just days after receiving praise for allowing a paper banned by the former American occupation chief to reopen, Prime Minister Iyad Allawi is moving to impose content restrictions on Iraqi media outlets. Allawi has reportedly established a committee to draw up restrictions called "red lines" that will apply to print and broadcast media. These include restrictions on the printing or broadcasting of unwarranted criticism of the prime minister himself.

United Airlines halts pension payments: a major attack on retirement programs in US
United Airlines announced on July 23 that it was halting all payments to its pension plan while it remains under bankruptcy protection. The move came only a few days after the world’s second largest airline announced that it would be deferring a $72.4 million payment to the plan.

Marijuana smuggling case first local use of Patriot Act provision
The U.S. attorney in Seattle has used a Patriot Act provision to charge 15 people with smuggling marijuana money out of this country as part of a multimillion-dollar drug operation based in Canada.

Putin's crusade against Yukos could be economic suicide
"Had Putin not imprisoned [Khodorkovsky] and shut down Yukos he would instead be fighting the oligarchs for political control of Russia, with no hope of steering the country's economic future," remarked intelligence provider Stratfor.com.

Security czar Ridge weighs resigning after election-When he was governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Ridge earned $138,000 dollars a year. He now earns $175,000 a year in his cabinet job.
"Stress, financial concerns cited as reasons.
"Stress, financial concerns cited as reasons.

Reports in Kuwait on Friday said a man assumed to be Al Qaeda leader in Iraq, Abu Musab Zarqawi has been captured near the Syrian border.
Report: Zarqawi captured on Syrian-Iraq border

Military and industry sonar harms whales, says IWC report
Sonar used by the military to spot enemy submarines is to blame for increasing cases of whales being stranded on beaches and dying, the scientific committee of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) said in a report this week.




Friday, July 30, 2004

November 2, 2004 

Americans are Dying for Health Care. The Campaign For a National Health Program Now! will unveil details of H.R. 676, a bill before Congress offering the solution to America's health care emergency.
CNHPNow! to Announce Solution to Health Care Crisis Academy Award Winner Michael Moore Expected

House Resolution 676, the United States National Health Insurance Act, now before Congress.
CNHPNow! Come to the Health Care Crisis" conference in N Y. August 31/September 1, 2004

Triumph of the Trivial, By Paul Krugman
P.S.: Another story you may not see on TV: Jeb Bush insists that electronic voting machines are perfectly reliable, but The St. Petersburg Times says the Republican Party of Florida has sent out a flier urging supporters to use absentee ballots because the machines lack a paper trail and cannot "verify your vote." P.P.S.: Three weeks ago, The New Republic reported that the Bush administration was pressuring Pakistan to announce a major terrorist capture during the Democratic convention. Hours before Mr. Kerry's acceptance speech, Pakistan announced, several days after the fact, that it had apprehended an important Al Qaeda operative.

BOSTON—It looks like the FBI's Boston field office faked a threat of domestic terrorism just before the start of the Democratic National Convention by leaking "unconfirmed" reports of white supremacist groups readying an attack against media vehicles in Boston.
'Terror' Against the Press The curious saga of the Boston FBI's 'unconfirmed reports' of a right-wing threat to the media

Unreported War: U.S. Document Reveals Scale of Conflict By Robert Fisk
Iraq, we are told by Mr. Blair, is safer. It is not. US military reports clearly show much of the violence in Iraq is not revealed to journalists, and thus goes largely unreported. This account of the insurgency across Iraq over three days last week provides astonishing proof that Iraq under its new, American-appointed Prime Minister, has grown more dangerous and violent.

DNC: Hooded protesters kneel on the ground as they demonstrate against being forced to protest inside a fenced-in 'Free Speech Zone' near the FleetCenter in Boston Monday, July 26, 2004, before the evening's start of the Democratic National Convention
DNC protesters feel penned up as if in Guantanamo Bay

WORLD TRADE CENTER INVESTIGATION STATUS
NIST RESPONSE

NYC: 80 Sirens Wailing, but Do Not Panic: This Is Only a Drill
80 Sirens Wailing, but Do Not Panic: This Is Only a Drill

Charles McGee, the former executive director of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee, admitted yesterday to jamming Democratic party phone lines on election day in November 2002.
McGee, 34, was the second person to plead guilty to a felony for the more than 800 hang-up phone calls that an Idaho company made to five state Democratic party offices and the Manchester Professional Firefighters Association, a group that was offering rides to the polls. The calls blocked phone lines for 85 minutes.

It's Offical: Bloggers Changing How the World Gets Its Information!
Ten to 20 popular web loggers--"bloggers" as we are more widely known--have been invited to report the Republican National Convention at the end of August. Meanwhile, about three-dozen bloggers are covering the Democratic National Convention this week. This marks the first time bloggers have officially been recognized as members of the media, providing them with credentials giving them the same insider access as traditional journalists from major media sources like the Wall Street Journal.

DOCUMENTS SHOWING BUSH ILLEGAL MONEY LAUNDERING AND TRANSFERS
THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THE DOCUMENTS SHOWING ILLEGAL MONEY LAUNDERING AND TRANSFERS. From Narcotics & Illegal Weapon Sales, involving the following named person, all part of "THE BUSH CRIME FAMILY".

Our Media kills a Troubling Story that the Rest of the World Saw
The allegation that Iraqi Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi shot seven restrained prisoners (killing six) in a fit of anger—with a number of witnesses present—is certainly newsworthy.

Delta thinks of charging more for American voice on phone - The nation's third largest airline saves about $25-million a year by redirecting "a percentage" of basic service calls from U.S. customers to the centers, said spokeswoman Peggy Estes. (Saving $25-million? No some gready bastard making an additional $25-million...
The airline has surveyed some frequent fliers about adding a fee for talking to U.S. reservations agents but says it hasn't made up its mind.

NYC Cop Charged for Not Arresting Homeless
The police department put an officer on trial Wednesday for refusing to arrest a homeless man who was sleeping in a parking garage. The incident occurred in November 2002 shortly after the department adopted a zero-tolerance policy to violations by homeless people.

60 Illegal Immigrants Found Packed in Home
Federal officials arrested two men for allegedly smuggling illegal immigrants into the U.S. after Riverside police officers on Tuesday discovered a "drop house" with 60 immigrants packed inside.

Hail, the Conquering War Criminal Comes! What Kerry Really Did in Vietnam
In his senior year at Yale in 1966 John Kerry enlisted in the US Navy, with his actual induction scheduled for the summer, after his graduation. Already notorious among his contemporaries for his political ambition, he'd maneuvered himself into the top slot at the Yale political union, while also winning admission to Skull and Bones.

Fear of Death Wins Minds and Votes, Study Finds
President Bush may be tapping into solid human psychology when he invokes the Sept. 11 attacks while campaigning for the next election, U.S. researchers said on Thursday.

It’s All Over But the Shouting in New York Next Month The big-D Democrats wimp out. Now it’s up to the small-D democrats.
Finally, the last cup was poured at the Boston Tea. The sedate Democratic National Convention is finally over. We're sedated.

Since the founding of the Federal Reserve in 1913, the U.S. dollar has lost over 95% of its purchasing power.
Inflation Up: Housing, Stocks and Liberty Down.

Republican dirty tricks undermined Al Gore and are now slandering John Kerry. Will Republican lies and distortions give Bush another “victory”?
A Republican dirty tricks campaign last February to embarrass the Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry backfired when it came out that a widely circulated photograph had been faked. Still, the political effect was real.

Triumph of the Trivial
Under the headline "Voters Want Specifics From Kerry," The Washington Post recently quoted a voter demanding that John Kerry and John Edwards talk about "what they plan on doing about health care for middle-income or lower-income people. I have to face the fact that I will never be able to have health insurance, the way things are now. And these millionaires don't seem to address that."

Kucinich Can’t Stop Campaigning, Launches Progressive Dems of America
The air inside St. Paul’s Church next to Boston Common was sultry on Monday, laden with east coast humidity and heat from national progressive politics.

Howard Stern roars back - and bush is target
The best secret in radio is that when Howard Stern is on a roll, when he focuses his cheap shots on a worthy target, he can be a vicious satirist.

U.S. archivist forced out by White House
Archivist of the United States John Carlin was pressured by the White House in December to submit his resignation without being given any reason, Senate Democrats disclosed last week at a hearing to consider President Bush's nomination of his successor.

Sudan: How Many More Deaths?
THE FOREIGN ministers of the European Union met Monday to debate the humanitarian crisis in Sudan's western province of Darfur.

U.S. civilian authorities in Baghdad failed to keep good track of nearly $1 billion in Iraqi money spent for reconstruction projects and can't produce records to show whether they got some services and products they paid for, anew audit concludes.
U.S. Lacks Records for Iraq Spending.

"The Hyperinflation Survival Guide: Strategies for American Businesses"
In looking at the frighteningly similar profligate behavior, on the part of the U.S. Government, Mr. Figgie became concerned that hyperinflation could emerge in the United States as well.

It begins with the Cremation of Care, a ceremonial bonfire beneath a giant statue of an owl that is meant to symbolize the release of burden.
The Bohemian Club was founded in 1872 by five San Francisco newspapermen, a Shakespearean actor, a winemaker and two successful merchants, with the goal of connecting "gentlemen" to the finer pursuits of literature, art, music and drama.

Kerry: "We will double our special forces to conduct terrorist operations"
We will add 40,000 active duty troops - not in Iraq, but to strengthen American forces that are now overstretched, overextended, and under pressure. We will double our special forces to conduct anti-terrorist operations . We will provide our troops with the newest weapons and technology to save their lives - and win the battle. And we will end the backdoor draft of National Guard and reservists.

Britain helps US protect weapons trafficker
Britain has bowed to US pressure to keep the name of a notorious arms trafficker, allegedly involved in supplying coalition forces in Iraq, off a list of those subject to planned United Nations sanctions, the Financial Times reported.

2001: Suspects `filmed New York atrocities'
There are reports five men suspected of being involved in the attack on the World Trade Centre set up cameras to record the atrocity.

Empty Platform, Empty Town: Live (sort of) from Boston
The hype and hysteria reached even the sleepy North Shore of Boston. In the weeks leading up to the summer's seminal event in The Big City, local police chiefs were predicting endless commutes and near-constant gridlock. Many advised locals to "go to New Hampshire for the week and don't look back." Thanks to the comfort of an overwhelming Police (State) presence, the terrorists, tourists, troublemakers and travelers were kept at bay.

2001: Suspects `filmed New York atrocities'
There are reports five men suspected of being involved in the attack on the World Trade Centre set up cameras to record the atrocity.







Thursday, July 29, 2004

November 2, 2004 

Cuban prostitutes have received an unwelcome compliment from President Bush courtesy of an Internet search gone wrong
As it turns out, Bush had lifted that quotation not from an actual Castro speech but rather from a 2001 essay written by then Dartmouth University undergraduate Charles Trumbull. In the essay, Trumbull did appear to quote a Castro speech about prostitution. Sadly, the student made the quotation up.

REPOST: Bush brother loves prostitutes! Bush said he engaged in the sexcapades while on an Asian trip representing Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp.
During questioning, Sharon's lawyer, Marshall Davis Brown, told Bush, "You have to admit it's a pretty remarkable thing for a man just to go to a hotel room door and open it and have a woman standing there and have sex with her."

BUSH on DRUGS! Sullen, Depressed President BUSH Retreats Into Private, Paranoid World
Bush’s erratic behavior and sharp mood swings led White House physician Col. Richard J. Tubb to put the President on powerful anti-depressant drugs after he stormed off stage rather than answer reporters' questions about his relationship with indicted Enron executive Richard J. Lay, but White House insiders say the strong, prescription medications seem to increase Bush’s sullen behavior towards those around him.

Why don't they get new jobs if they're unhappy -- or go on Prozac?" said Susan Sheybani, an assistant to Bush campaign spokesman Terry Holt.

Unhappy Workers Should Take Prozac --Bush Campaigner
Nearly 1.1 million jobs have been lost since Bush took office in January 2001.

BUSH AWOL
BUSH AWOL

DNC Night 3: Brought to You by the KKK
After watching this sorry spectacle, I'm quite happy that the Democrats renounced the antiwar movement. I only hope these imbeciles cheering Sharpton find the next four years of Bush-Cheney even more excruciating than I will. And as I watch that slick little creep (and Bush operative) Ralph Reed on Chris Matthews' show now, I know the next four years are gonna be hell.

An Open Letter to Progressives: Vote Kerry and Cobb
There is no greater political imperative this year than to retire the Bush regime, one of the most dangerous and extremist in U.S. history. As people dedicated to peace, economic justice, equality, sustainability and constitutional freedoms, we are committed to defeating Bush.

Boston: As Teresa Heinz Kerry gave her prime-time address at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night, Medea Benjamin of CODEPINK: Women for Peace attempted to bring an anti-war message onto the convention floor. She unfurled a pink banner that read “End the Occupation of Iraq” a sentiment that is shared by the majority of Americans and vast majority of Democrats and was promptly dragged out of the Fleet Center by the police.
Anti-War Activist Dragged off DNC Floor in Handcuffs

The Unbearable Costs of Empire
Establishment types are trumpeting America's role as global police force. Too bad the U.S. just can't afford the job

Frederick Cheney LaRue, 75, the shadowy Nixon White House aide and "bagman" who delivered more than $300,000 in payoffs to Watergate conspirators, died of coronary artery disease in a Biloxi, Miss., motel room, where he lived.
Watergate 'Bagman' Fred LaRue, 75, Dies

Miami Beach approves broad domestic partnership law
Any couple from anywhere in the world can now come to Miami Beach and register as domestic partners, and enjoy the rights that come with that designation while within the city's borders. Among them: the right to hospital visitation, participation in health care decisions, and jail visitation.

Kerry 'will not change foreign policy'
America's allies expecting a shift in United States foreign policy from a President John Kerry should think again, his top advisers said yesterday.

US Army Practices for Home Invasions
Soldiers learn art of clearing rooms in shoot-house

Halliburton Co. has lost $18.6 million of government property in Iraq, about a third of the items it was given to manage, including trucks, computers and office furniture, government auditors claim.
Millions in U.S. property lost in Iraq, report says

UK consumer debt hits £1 trillion
The amount of money owed by consumers has broken through the symbolic £1 trillion barrier for the first time.

Under-the-skin ID chips move toward U.S. hospitals
The Federal Drug Administration issued a ruling Tuesday that essentially begins a final review process that will determine whether hospitals can use RFID systems from the Palm Beach, Fla.-based company to identify patients and/or permit relevant hospital staff to access medical records, said Angela Fulcher, vice president of marketing and sales at VeriChip.

TSA considers extending 'registered traveler' program
Traveling through Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has become less stressful and less time consuming for businessman Pat Bassett.

Hillary Clinton's Senate Mentor Is Former Klansman Robert Byrd
As Hillary and Tim Russert have every reason to know, Robert Byrd is a notorious racist and former state leader of the Ku Klux Klan.

Woman arrested for chewing in Washington D-C Metro station
You can't eat and ride in the nation's capital. A Maryland woman says a transit officer in Washington D-C handcuffed and held her for three hours after she finished a candy bar at a Metro station.

Fort Carson Soldier: I Was Ordered To Push Iraqis Off Bridge
One of four soldiers charged with shoving two Iraqi civilians into the Tigris River where one of them drowned says his superior officers ordered up the incident and told him what to say to officials looking into the death, an Army investigator testified Wednesday.

As many as 195,000 people a year could be dying in U.S. hospitals because of easily prevented errors, a company said on Tuesday in an estimate that doubles previous figures.
Report Says 195,000 Deaths Due to Hospital Error

Florida Officials Oppose Elections Audit
Following a disclosure that a computer crash erased records from Miami-Dade County's first widespread use of touchscreen voting machines, election reform groups want an audit in more than a dozen counties during Florida's Aug. 31 primary.

The first multilateral peacekeeping training mission designed to bring together the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council
CAMP ZAMA, Japan — Ten Japan-based U.S. Army MPs participated in the first multilateral peacekeeping training mission designed to bring together the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council.

Americans' incomes fell for two years
Americans' overall income shrank for two consecutive years after stocks plunged in 2000, the first time that has effectively happened since the current tax system was put in place during World War II, according to a published report Thursday.

Intellectual Espionage - At the start of WWII millions of men showed up at registration offices to take low-level academic tests before being inducted.1 The years of maximum mobilization were 1942 to1944; the fighting force had been mostly schooled in the 1930s, both those inducted and those turned away.
Of the 18 million men were tested, 17,280,000 of them were judged to have the minimum competence in reading required to be a soldier, a 96 percent literacy rate. Although this was a 2 percent fall-off from the 98 percent rate among voluntary military applicants ten years earlier, the dip was so small it didn’t worry anybody.

Sherman Austin Freed, Sort of...
Sherman Austin, former webmaster of RaisetheFist.com, was released from prison on July 12 and left Arizona for a halfway house in his home of Los Angeles, California. Under the sentencing guidelines of the USA PATRIOT Act, he was facing over twenty years in prison for bomb-making recipes posted on another site, which he linked to and was hosting, and decided to plea-bargain for a year in jail and 3 years of probation. The actual author of the post has not been prosecuted.

U.S. Eases Sudan Sanctions Threat in UN Resolution
The latest U.S. draft dropped the word "sanctions," after seven of the U.N. Security Council's 15 members expressed a range of concerns about using the word, following strong objections from Sudan.

SUDAN

Paranoid shift-In his book, "Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower," William Blum warns of how the media will make anything that smacks of "conspiracy theory" an immediate "object of ridicule."
The biggest government conspiracy of all is the claim that there are no government conspiracies.

January 10, 2004—Just before his death, James Jesus Angleton, the legendary chief of counterintelligence at the Central Intelligence Agency, was a bitter man. He felt betrayed by the people he had worked for all his life. In the end, he had come to realize that they were never really interested in American ideals of "freedom" and "democracy." They really only wanted "absolute power."

REPOST: Below are a series of articles pertaining to the SUDAN. OIL, GENOCIDE, & the threat of sanctions, etc.

Sudan will fight back if attacked
Sudan’s foreign minister said on Tuesday his country would fight back if foreign troops entered his country to quell ethnic violence in its western Darfur region, but said he hoped this would not happen.

Malaysia's MMC, Sinopec in Sudan oil pipeline deal
A three-member consortium led by Malaysia's MMC Corp (MMCB.KL) has won a US$65.6 million contract to build an oil pipeline in Sudan's Melut Basin, MMC said on Monday. China's Sinopec (SNP.N) (0386.HK) and Oman Construction Co., won the deal from Petrodar Operating Company which is developing two oil reserves - Block 3 and 7 - in Sudan's southeast

No one mentions the genocide in Sudan. Malaysian mainstream papers do not mention this atrocity perpetrated on the animists, Christians and on the Muslims themselves by the Arab North. Black Muslims, Christians and animists are being massacred.
No one condemns the Sudanese genocide in Malaysia, as it is politically incorrect. Why? Because ‘Blood For Oil’ Petronas Carigali, our national oil company, is one of the block oil and gas concessions holders in Sudan along with China, Canada, Qatar, Sweden and Austria. How on earth was Libya made chair of the UN human rights commission? It is no surprise when the Russian, Chinese, Indian and Malaysian votes were determined by their substantial investments in Sudanese oil. It appears that the UN does not much care about human life, unless it involves some money making. When will the UN come clean? The ghastly carnage in Sudan goes on and there is no one to speak out for them.

Humanitarian crisis in Sudan used as cover for neo-colonial ambitions
However, since the oil pipeline was opened in 1999 lobbying from the oil companies has seen the US soften its approach to the Sudan regime, with the Bush administration pressuring both sides in the civil war to sign up to a peace deal. Western oil companies had been kept out and most of the oil was going to China and Malaysia.

U.S. submits revised resolution for sanctions against Sudan
The United States on Tuesday submitted a revised draft resolution seeking sanctions against Arab militias fighting in Sudan's Darfur region and threatened the Sudanese government with similar measures if the humanitarian crisis there continues.

Official Rebuts Charge US Seeks to Topple Khartoum Regime
In an escalating war of words between Sudanese and U.S. officials over the Darfur crisis, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Charles Snyder dismissed a statement by Sudan's envoy at a recent Africa Union (AU) meeting that the United States seeks to topple his government as having no foundation.

US Must Stay Out of Sudan by Rep. Ron Paul
The men and women of the United States Armed Forces risk their lives to protect and defend the United States. Can anyone tell me how sending thousands of American soldiers into harm's way in Sudan is by any stretch of the imagination in the U.S. national interest or in keeping with the Constitutional function of this country’s military forces? I urge my colleagues in the strongest terms to reject this dangerous resolution.

H.CON.RES.467 Title: Declaring genocide in Darfur, Sudan
H.Con.Res. 467 resolves that Congress: (4) calls on the Bush Administration to lead an international effort to prevent genocide in Darfur, Sudan; (5) urges the Bush Administration to seriously consider multilateral or even unilateral intervention to prevent genocide should the United Nations Security Council fail to act;

The Justice Department's inspector general concluded that the allegations by the translator, Sibel Edmonds, "were at least a contributing factor in why the F.B.I. terminated her services," and the F.B.I. is considering disciplinary action against some employees as a result, Robert S. Mueller III, director of the bureau, said in a letter last week to lawmakers. A copy of the letter was obtained by The New York Times.
Whistle-Blowing Said to Be Factor in F.B.I. Firing


Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Sudan: Congress Urging U.S. Intervention - What's the Motive? Genocide or Oil? 

If we really care about the PEOPLE of SUDAN. We should impose sanctions on the countries exploiting the OIL resources in Sudan. China, Canada, Qatar, Sweden, Austria, Russian, India, and Malaysia. And then impose sanctions on ourselves just in principle. But NO, after all it's always about the OIL. Who cares if people die in the process? Cheney's mouth must be watering in jealousy just dreaming about getting his hands on those oil fields.

Sudan will fight back if attacked
Sudan’s foreign minister said on Tuesday his country would fight back if foreign troops entered his country to quell ethnic violence in its western Darfur region, but said he hoped this would not happen.

Malaysia's MMC, Sinopec in Sudan oil pipeline deal
A three-member consortium led by Malaysia's MMC Corp (MMCB.KL) has won a US$65.6 million contract to build an oil pipeline in Sudan's Melut Basin, MMC said on Monday. China's Sinopec (SNP.N) (0386.HK) and Oman Construction Co., won the deal from Petrodar Operating Company which is developing two oil reserves - Block 3 and 7 - in Sudan's southeast

No one mentions the genocide in Sudan. Malaysian mainstream papers do not mention this atrocity perpetrated on the animists, Christians and on the Muslims themselves by the Arab North. Black Muslims, Christians and animists are being massacred.
No one condemns the Sudanese genocide in Malaysia, as it is politically incorrect. Why? Because ‘Blood For Oil’ Petronas Carigali, our national oil company, is one of the block oil and gas concessions holders in Sudan along with China, Canada, Qatar, Sweden and Austria. How on earth was Libya made chair of the UN human rights commission? It is no surprise when the Russian, Chinese, Indian and Malaysian votes were determined by their substantial investments in Sudanese oil. It appears that the UN does not much care about human life, unless it involves some money making. When will the UN come clean? The ghastly carnage in Sudan goes on and there is no one to speak out for them.

Humanitarian crisis in Sudan used as cover for neo-colonial ambitions
However, since the oil pipeline was opened in 1999 lobbying from the oil companies has seen the US soften its approach to the Sudan regime, with the Bush administration pressuring both sides in the civil war to sign up to a peace deal. Western oil companies had been kept out and most of the oil was going to China and Malaysia.

U.S. submits revised resolution for sanctions against Sudan
The United States on Tuesday submitted a revised draft resolution seeking sanctions against Arab militias fighting in Sudan's Darfur region and threatened the Sudanese government with similar measures if the humanitarian crisis there continues.

Official Rebuts Charge US Seeks to Topple Khartoum Regime
In an escalating war of words between Sudanese and U.S. officials over the Darfur crisis, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Charles Snyder dismissed a statement by Sudan's envoy at a recent Africa Union (AU) meeting that the United States seeks to topple his government as having no foundation.

US Must Stay Out of Sudan by Rep. Ron Paul
The men and women of the United States Armed Forces risk their lives to protect and defend the United States. Can anyone tell me how sending thousands of American soldiers into harm's way in Sudan is by any stretch of the imagination in the U.S. national interest or in keeping with the Constitutional function of this country’s military forces? I urge my colleagues in the strongest terms to reject this dangerous resolution.

H.CON.RES.467 Title: Declaring genocide in Darfur, Sudan
H.Con.Res. 467 resolves that Congress: (4) calls on the Bush Administration to lead an international effort to prevent genocide in Darfur, Sudan; (5) urges the Bush Administration to seriously consider multilateral or even unilateral intervention to prevent genocide should the United Nations Security Council fail to act;

Public pressure drives US push on Sudan crisis
Jewish, Christian and black activist groups are driving U.S. Sudan policy but Washington may fail to end what Congress calls genocide because it refuses to back the use of troops, analysts said on Wednesday.

Raytheon, Citibank, Chase Manhattan and Fleet Boston Help Finance the Most Expensive Convention in History
The Democratic convention in Boston this week has cost 95 million dollars to produce, making it the most expensive political party convention in history.

MICHAEL MOORE, GREG PALAST, REPS. BROWN AND DEUTSCH: "DON'T LET THEM STEAL FLORIDA AGAIN!"
Author-filmmakers Michael Moore and Greg Palast joined with Representatives Corrine Brown (D-Jacksonville) and Peter Deutsch (D-Ft. Lauderdale) to demand steps, as Palast said, "To prevent Republican hacks in Florida swiping the election of 2004 as they did four years ago." At a press conference Wednesday morning before the Florida delegation to the Democratic Convention in Boston, Moore endorsed a bill introduced by Brown to make it easier for Congress to challenge an election tainted by apparent fraud.

Iraq suicide blast kills 68 Day of violence claims at least 114 lives
Also, an Iraqi was killed in a blast near a Baghdad police station and an enemy combatant died in fighting in Ramadi.

Kerry's worldview: How big a change?
He touts a cooperative approach with other nations, but some see holes in the plan.

Obama: A Star is Born
The Honorable Barack Obama | Address to Convention.

Medea Benjamin Dragged Off DNC Floor in Handcuffs For Unfurling "End the Occupation of Iraq" Banner
As Teresa Heinz Kerry spoke last night, on the floor of the convention, Medea Benjamin from Global Exchange and CodePink unfurled a pink colored banner that read "End the Occupation of Iraq." That apparently was not one of the DNC-approved messages of the night because within moments of the banner being unfurled, police were called in to remove Medea Benjamin.

Foreign labor may be too much of a good thing for America
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.

COVERING UP THE REALITY OF OFFSHORING
There are lies, damned lies, and statistics... then there's the U.S. bureau of labor statistics.

Snubbed Michael Moore Withholds Backing
Michael Moore's satirical documentary on the Bush administration, Fahrenheit 9/11, may have broken box office records, but it was not enough to win the director an invitation to this week's Democratic convention

Kerry appeals to GOP, independent voters as convention opens
Former Vice President Al Gore challenged Democrats on the opening night of their national convention Monday to channel anger from the 2000 election recount "fully and completely" into victory for John Kerry this fall.

To Bash, Or Not To Bash Bush?
To bash, or not to bash? Bush, that is. And that is not the question. For it has already been answered. And the answer is, no. But not exactly.

Moore Says '9/11' Success Helping New Film
The success of "Fahrenheit 9/11" is making Michael Moore's life a bit easier on his next film.

Two computer crashes last year destroyed most of the electronic records from recent Miami-Dade County elections, raising fears about the touch-screen technology the county bought to prevent a debacle similar to the 2000 presidential election.
Computer Glitches Lost Voting Data

U.S. Bases Overseas Show New Strategy
MANAS AIR FIELD, Kyrgyzstan -- As he supervised a crew of mechanics working on a C-130 Hercules supply plane, U.S. Air Force Capt. Dale Linafelter marveled at finding himself at a dusty, long-abandoned bomber base in what was once the Soviet Union.

$5 billion in contracts: Amount made up an eighth of Homeland Security costs in first year
The Homeland Security Department has become a major source of work for private contractors. In this two-part series, The Tribune examines how the money was spent and where it went.

Suicides on the rise in Russian army: prosecutor
Suicides are on the rise in Russia's demoralized armed forces, the military prosecutor general said Tuesday, adding that over half of the military officials who took their own lives were driven to it by their commanders.

More russophobia in international press
So with less than half the number of servicemen as Russia, Britain has three times as many suicides? Why doesn't the BBC report about that?

Pregnant woman wants re-entry to U.S., lawyers say fetus is citizen
Lawyers for a deported Mexican woman who is eight months pregnant are seeking her return to the United States to protect the unborn baby's health. They also say under federal law the fetus is a viable human being and thus may be eligible for citizenship rights.

My Student, the Congressman
The United States is currently home to multiple Islamist organizations with ties to Islamist political parties abroad. Most, in fact, are simply domestic incarnations of these parties.

Health fears grow in polluted Iraq
It's not just the violence in Iraq that is keeping doctors busy. The country is facing an environmental crisis.

Israel: Police discover weapons lab in Kiryat Haim apartment
Police on Tuesday discovered a weapons laboratory, as well as a cache of seven explosive charges connected to cellular phones and ready for operation, in an apartment in Kiryat Haim.

Some 460 North Korean refugees flew into Seoul's Songnam military airport on two chartered Asiana flights on Tuesday and Wednesday. They came from the same officially unidentified Southeast Asian country. (Shall we stop the pussy-footing, please? It's Vietnam, is it not?)
N Korean refugees the beginning of a flood?

Powerful Bomb Explodes In Volusia County Park
HOLLY HILL, Fla. A powerful bomb exploded in a Holly Hill park. Now investigators are on the scene to try to figure out what the bomb was made of and who set it off.

Police precautions in Boston have protesters behind chain-link fences and barbed wire – just like in prison.
"Welcome to the DNC Free Speech Camp – line up!" yelled the drill sergeant, a black, military-style cap pulled down to his sunglasses. Following his orders, a dozen or so "prisoners" put black hoods over their heads and had their hands bound behind their backs, then knelt with their heads touching the ground.

Government Admits Investigation Against Indymedia and Petros Evdokas Initiated by US Intelligence
The scandal is unfolding in gigantic proportions... and we can hardly keep up with the developments. Responding to a publicity and solidarity campaign by Indymedia, the Government of the Republic of Cyprus has been forced to admit that they were acting under orders from the US Government to carry out an intelligence investigation of Cyprus Indymedia and of one of its founding members, Petros Evdokas, in order to assess whether he "constitutes a threat to US interests."

Billionaires March the DNC but where's the money?
'Billionaires for Bush' brought their hilarious yet sharply pointed political message to the streets of Boston yesterday evening. In a exuberant display of conspicuous assumptions and in the finest spirit of Noblise N'oblige.

Wake Up! Globalization's Coming
Back to the 19th Century.

Challenging Autocratic Governance That Serves The Interests Of Global Corporations
Ralph Nader Speaking at the IFG IMF/World Bank Teach-In Washington D.C.

White House to Project Record Deficit
The White House will project soon that this year's federal deficit will exceed $420 billion, congressional aides said, a record figure certain to ignite partisan warfare over President Bush (news - web sites)'s handling of the economy.

What can a 19th century French journalist teach the U.S. Congress about the 2004 federal highway bill? A lot, actually. Those who hold the public purse strings on Capitol Hill would be wise to heed the common-sense counsel of Frederic Bastiat, who had plenty of prudent things to say about taxes and government spending -- basic rules that are still relevant today, especially for the highway bill.
Highway Robbery

Uninvited Guest: Michael Moore Takes Boston By Storm
Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore blasts the corporate media, President Bush, Ralph Nader's candidacy, and the invasion of Iraq. We hear the full speech he gave at the Take Back America meeting in Cambridge across the river from the Democratic National Convention.





Tuesday, July 27, 2004

A Powerful Bomb Exploded in Holly Hill, Florida 

Powerful Bomb Explodes In Volusia County Park - "This is not a chemical bomb that some kids did. This is a major explosion," an investigator told Channel 9.
Now investigators are on the scene to try to figure out what the bomb was made of and who set it off

Civilized Slavery - I wager that less than one American in 1,000 is aware that the Federal Reserve Bank is NOT a U.S. Government institution but rather a private bank, incorporated for the benefit of its shareholders. I would go on to wager that not one American in 100,000 knows who owns that private bank. Do you?
Unfortunately, Andy Jackson wasn't around 60 years later when a secretive cartel of European-based bankers got together and conjured up the Federal Reserve Bank, which they snuck through Congress one day before Christmas Eve, 1913. They were especially pleased with the name "Federal Reserve" since it had the ring of governmental authority and legitimacy to it. A 'ruse' by any other name would smell as sweet.

US Must Stay Out of Sudan - Like too many highly controversial bills, it was rushed onto the suspension calendar (by House rules reserved for "non-controversial" legislation) at the last minute. Perhaps there was a concern that if members had more time to consider the bill they would cringe at the resolution’s call for U.S. military action in Sudan – particularly at a time when our military is stretched to the breaking point.
US Must Stay Out of Sudan.

SUDAN - Genocide & Oil
H.CON.RES.467 Title: Declaring genocide in Darfur, Sudan. Sponsor: Rep Payne, Donald M. [NJ-10] (introduced 6/24/2004)

CHENEY AND HIS BUDDIES MUST BE WATERING AT THE MOUTH - SUDAN OIL PIPE DEAL REACHED! SINOPEC & OMAN CONSTRUCTION
Sudan: Malaysia's MMC, Sinopec in Sudan oil pipeline deal. The consortium, which include China's Sinopec (SNP.N) (0386.HK) and Oman Construction Co., won the deal from Petrodar Operating Company which is developing two oil reserves - Block 3 and 7 - in Sudan's southeast, MMC said in a statement.

History of Chevron in Sudan 1974-92
Chevron’s presence spanned major developments in Sudan’s modern postcolonial history. Chevron was granted its oil concession in 1974, shortly after the agreement on southern autonomy ended the separatist war in the south. Chevron discovered oil in this autonomous region in 1978, and by the time a second civil war broke out in the south in 1983 was developing Unity and Heglig oilfields. Located in today’s GNPOC Blocks 1 and 2 in Western Upper Nile/Unity State, these oilfields were home to the Nuer and Dinka, members of the two largest ethnic groups in southern Sudan.

Spawning a Culture of Secrecy
Actually, it was no accident. Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists, the plaintiff in the FOIA suit, purposely made the files public. He says he wanted “to demonstrate to the Court that the CIA’s classification policy on the matter is erroneous and that historical intelligence budget information must be released.”

Halliburton hypocrisy?: Teresa profited when VP was CEO
Teresa Heinz Kerry liked the Cheney-run Halliburton enough to buy and sell more than a $250,000 in company stock in 1996, netting a tidy profit of up to $15,000, records show.

Terror Site Host Cooperating with Al Qaida and Apparent Impunity from FBI?
Sites Show Pictures of Toddler Holding Gun and Osama Riding the Clouds Threatening Europe.

Injustice By Nat Hentoff
Taking the need for congressional oversight seriously, Sens. Patrick Leahy, Vermont Democrat, and Charles Grassley, Iowa Republican, have been urging the Justice Department to enable its inspector general, Glenn Fine, to release his report on the accusations of a fired FBI whistleblower who found evidence of a cover-up of FBI incompetence that imperils national security. The two senators finally achieved only partial success.

Ready for Martial Law? oh it can't happen here?
This nation is very much prepared to invoke martial law. The questions are only what will trigger it and when it will occur. Since our military is aware that this could happen and US soldiers expressed revulsion at the idea of quelling civil disturbance by firing on their fellow Americans, those whom they swore to defend and protect, then the government has imported foreign mercenaries who have absolutely no qualms about doing that for which they were hired...

The US armed forces infrastructure, and American society at large, remain vulnerable to a debilitating attack by an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) generated by a high-altitude nuclear blast, a senior-level, congressionally appointed panel has warned.
Several potential adversaries, such as China, are capable of launching a crippling EMP strike against the US with a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile, and others, such as North Korea or even terrorist groups, could have the capability by 2015, the panel said in its findings that it unveiled to US legislators at a hearing on 22 July.

Kerry, 60, a four-term senator, pledges to induce more employers to insure workers with a $257 billion proposal calling for the government to pay most so-called catastrophic health-care costs -- only for companies that provide comprehensive coverage. He'd raise the minimum wage and make it easier for workers to join unions.
Costco, Wal-Mart duel in political arena.

Israel nuclear whistleblower: Dimona reactor endangers millions; warns Jordan of leaks
In an interview published Sunday with London-based Al Hayat, he said that a strong earthquake in the region may crack the reactor, causing radioactive leakage that would result in the death of millions of people.

Israeli troops kill 12 year old schoolgirl
From now until September 3, we'll be taking nominations from the blogosphere on the best weblogs from this political season. Whose rants could give Dennis Miller a run for his money? Who's making the best use of the technology? Who will be around long after the hype has died down?

Right wing. Left wing. Indifferent. Irreverent. There's a blog for every taste, opinion and attitude. washingtonpost.com's 2004 Best Blogs - Politics and Elections Readers' Choice Awards is your chance to speak out and vote for your favorite politics and election blogs.
From now until September 3, we'll be taking nominations from the blogosphere on the best weblogs from this political season. Whose rants could give Dennis Miller a run for his money? Who's making the best use of the technology? Who will be around long after the hype has died down?

How Iraq's kidnappers drew their inspiration from horrors of Chechnya
The pictures are grainy, the voices sometimes unclear. But when Kim Sun-il shrieks "Don't kill me" over and over again, his fear is palpable. As the heads of Iraq's kidnap victims are sawn off, Koranic recitations--usually by a well-known Saudi imam--are played on the soundtrack. At the beheading of an American, the murderer ritually wipes his bloody knife twice on the shirt of his victim, just as Saudi officials clean their blades after public executions in the kingdom. Terror by video is now a well-established part of the Iraq war.

Olympic Security Web, Defense Missiles in Place
Almost 300 closed-circuit cameras were sweeping main avenues and squares while three police helicopters and a Zeppelin airship, equipped with more surveillance cameras

Homeland Security officer charged in tourist beating
A Homeland Security inspector is charged with violating a Chinese tourist's civil rights at a border crossing in Buffalo after an altercation left the innocent woman's eyes nearly swollen shut

It's full steam ahead on Australia's biometric-cum-facial recognition passports. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has requested both restricted and open tenders for integrated circuit chips, inlays, hardware, software and services for the first batch of prototype, new-age travel documents.
DFAT calls for ePassport chips

A radical scheme to vaccinate children against future drug addiction is being considered by ministers, The Independent on Sunday can reveal.
Children to get jabs against drug addiction

Photos Of The "Free Speech Zone" // July 23rd
Photos taken on Friday July 23rd of the "Free Speech Zone."

Pentagon Finds Contamination at 14 Bases
The Pentagon (news - web sites) says it found contamination from a toxic chemical, perchlorate, at 14 abandoned or scheduled to be closed military bases nationwide. But a Democratic senator said Friday more facilities should have been examined.

Photos Of The "Free Speech Zone" // July 23rd
Photos taken on Friday July 23rd of the "Free Speech Zone."

Bush-Cheney Campaign Headquarters: What They Don't Want You To Know
Amid a towering cluster of office buildings in northern Virginia stands a 10-story red brick and glass edifice. One of many new office buildings rising along Arlington County's growing Rosslyn-Ballston business corridor, the structure nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac at 2107 Wilson Boulevard has a special mission this year: to ensure that the Bush-Cheney administration is guaranteed another term in office.

REVOLT ON THE RIGHT! Why the Republican Party is losing conservative voters
It's one of the most under-reported but pivotal stories of this election season: Untold numbers of American Christians, conservatives, Republicans, libertarians, constitutionalists and others "on the right" are torn over how to vote in this November's election.

THE U.S. ARMY NEEDS A FEW GOOD IDEAS $200 Million Ad Campaign Must Lure Recruits in Wartime
The U.S. Army needs a few good ideas. Its advertising account, worth about $200 million, is in review, and an online request for proposals briefs agencies that:

'Mentally ill' librarian tries to hijack Air China jet
Man threatens to spray acid on crew and passengers

The Need for a Network of Low Income Citizen-owned Development Credit Unions
Consumer and community organizations have waged a lengthy and intense campaign to warn the public about the high cost of payday loans and the dangers of being entrapped in spiraling unaffordable debt.

SUBJECT: Eligibility of Iraq to Receive Defense Articles and Services Under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as Amended, and the Arms Export Control Act, as Amended
Presidential Determination No. 2004-40

An Exposé of the U.S. Tax System (Slideshow)
An Exposé of the U.S. Tax System (Slideshow)



Monday, July 26, 2004

Air Attack on U.S. Planned for October 2004? 

Terrorists plan to initiate "Fortress Americas" with several thousand dead on American East Coast
[Ed--One of our readers just sent this disturbing information reported from Australia by Joe Vialls. Given partially confirming worldwide media reports on this issue, we are raising a number of troublesome questions for our forums--also pointed toward our lawmakers; but more info is needed to determine the validity of this very contoversial information.

Questions Persist Despite 9/11 Investigations
What the nation does not have are answers to all the outstanding questions, some of them fundamental: Who provided the nearly half a million dollars it cost to carry out the attacks? How could the man who is alleged to have recruited several of the hijack pilots have done this while under investigation by at least three intelligence services — those of the United States, Germany and Morocco? Who, if anyone, assisted the hijackers during their time in the United States?

Is that all there is? On the 9-11 commission’s findings -- or lack of them
In the end, we'll have spent far less time and money investigating a world-changing event than was spent investigating Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky.

The U.S. Governments Unbelievable Disrespect Towards The 9/11 Victim's Families
The 9/11 Commission and the U.S. government, in an unbelievable show of disrespect towards the victims families of 9/11 have left them and the world with many UNANSWERED QUESTIONS.

The "Independent 9/11 Commission" is made up of members of the bankster elite. For example, the chairman Thomas H. Kean, a former New Jersey Governor, is the grandson of Hamilton Fish Kean, a J.P. Morgan investment banker who was worth nearly $50 million in 1937. The grandson was Chairman of the Carnegie Corporation and is a Director of Amerada Hess, an oil company that does business with Osama
The "Independent" 9/11 Investigation is no more independent than the Warren Commission. Essentially the perpetrators investigated themselves.

Who is the Independent 9/11 Commission Chairman Thomas H. Kean?
Thomas H. Kean Bio

Chairman of US Federal Reserve assures Congress wages will be kept low
In his July 20 testimony before the Senate Banking Committee, US Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan revealed the ruthless class strategy of American big business, which is based on an unrelenting offensive against the wages and living standards of workers. Signaling the central banking institution’s determination to head off any tendency toward significant wage increases for American workers, Greenspan downplayed the importance of soaring gas prices, which are taking an enormous toll on workers’ paychecks, while making it clear he was prepared to raise interest rates more sharply if signs emerged that unit labor costs were rising significantly.

US Must Stay Out of Sudan
I rise in strong opposition to this incredibly dangerous legislation. I hope my colleagues are not fooled by the title of this bill, "Declaring genocide in Darfur, Sudan."

H.Con.Res. 467 Declaring genocide in Darfur, Sudan
Darfur, Sudan

Darfur agencies prepare for 200,000 refugees
Aid workers yesterday warned that as many as 200,000 more refugees were poised to join the 180,000 who have already fled to Chad. Plans are urgently being drawn up to cope with the fresh crisis.

Malaysia's MMC, Sinopec in Sudan oil pipeline deal
KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 (Reuters) - A three-member consortium led by Malaysia's MMC Corp (MMCB.KL) has won a US$65.6 million contract to build an oil pipeline in Sudan's Melut Basin, MMC said on Monday. The consortium, which include China's Sinopec (SNP.N) (0386.HK) and Oman Construction Co., won the deal from Petrodar Operating Company which is developing two oil reserves - Block 3 and 7 - in Sudan's southeast, MMC said in a statement.

Accused Mass-Murderer Became President!
SUNNYVALE, CA --- Telling reporters and critics to 'stick to the issues that matter', Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush declined to answer questions Monday concerning his alleged involvement in a 1984 Brownsville, TX, mass murder, in which 17 people were ritualistically murdered and skinned.

Mexican Puppy Mills Breed Grief in Southland
Smugglers are flooding the Southern California pet market with disease-ridden puppies from Mexico, prompting law enforcement crackdowns, raising public health concerns and breaking the hearts of owners who watch their dogs die, often within hours of buying them.

Convention Protesters Upset With Site
The maze of overhead netting, chain link fencing and razor wire couldn't be further in comfort from the high-tech confines of the arena stage where John Kerry (news - web sites) is to accept the Democratic nomination for president during the four-day convention that kicks off Monday.

Follow The money — Until It Runs Out . Social Security Crash Closer Than You Think
We may be in trouble as early as 2010. This figure comes from the trustees of Social Security and Medicare on the Web in a table titled OASDI and HI Annual Income Excluding Interest, Cost and Balance in Current Dollars.

The Central African Republic's post-coup regime has been awarded an $8.2m (£4.5m) post-conflict assistance loan by the International Monetary Fund
CAR regime awarded IMF loan.

"They should be killed on the spot!" The Leader nodded, his great jowled face set in a grim mask. "They deserve worse than death," he said, before pulling the pistol from his belt. He shot each man in the head, moving down the line quickly, efficiently, with the practiced motions of an old assassin. In a moment, six lay dead on the burning dust; the seventh, who'd struggled against his bonds in the tumult, fell mortally wounded beside them.
That's how ex-Baathist enforcer and CIA-backed terrorist leader Iyad Allawi began the process of "legitimizing" his rule over the Iraqi people, the Sydney Morning Herald reported last week. Three weeks after the American conquerors placed the unelected Allawi in charge of the interim government -- and scant days before George W. Bush viceroy Paul Bremer made his huggermugger handover of sham sovereignty to a clique of American-appointed factota -- Allawi blew the brains out of the chained men at Baghdad's Al-Almariyah security center. The mass murder was confirmed by eyewitnesses, interviewed independently by veteran reporter Paul McGeough.

'Fahrenheit 9/11' Sets New Documentary Mark, Topping $100 Million
Michael Moore joined the $100 million club as his political assault "Fahrenheit 9/11" became the first documentary ever to top that mark at the domestic box office.

John Kerry's Wife Tells Reporter to 'Shove It'
"We have to turn back some of the creeping, un-Pennsylvanian and sometimes un-American traits that are coming into some of our politics," she said. Morning television shows broadcast the remarks on Monday morning.

The US military has devised a way to ensure its troops in battle need never go hungry - with dried food that can be rehydrated using dirty water or urine
US army food... just add urine.

Fortress (Against Freedom) Boston: Military Police, Riot Police, Jet Fighters, Helicopters, Chem-Packs and Caged Protestors
In America, your free speech is confined to a small cage surrounded by razor wire under a train station. Military police are running around, accosting citizens for their papers in blatant violation of Posse Commitatus, black Homeland Security helicopters are buzzing around above the city -- all of this in the name of stopping a threat the government itself is behind.

Google: IPO Would Be Worth $3.3 Billion
Google Inc., the world's No. 1 Web search provider, on Monday said its highly anticipated initial public offering would be worth as much $3.3 billion and could have an initial market capitalization as high as $36.25 billion.

Whatever happened to the WTC HARD-DRIVE recoveries?
Moments before the World Trade Towers collapsed, $100 million in credit card transactions were sent through the computers inside the doomed buildings, transactions that should have vanished when the buildings collapsed. But a German company was able to recover data from the hard drives pointing to WHO, armed with advance knowledge, executed this monstrous fraud. But the company doing the data recovery was bought out, the project halted, while the FBI as usual does not look where it is told not to look.

Honors UCLA sudent missing on way to University
July 24, 2004, Los Angeles, California Ahmad Arain son of Dr Zahida Arain is missing and all help is requested. Ahmad was going to UCLA via MTA route 460 bus from Disneyland around 8:30 AM on Fri July 23, 2004.

State-Sponsored Assassinations by Agents of the Israeli Government
Bystanders and police in Beirut examine the remains of the automobile of Mohammed Jibril, the son of Palestinian leader Ahmed Jibril. On May 20, 2002 Jibril was killed by a car bomb. The terror bombing was the work of the Israeli government's Mossad secret service, which is subsidized by American taxpayers as part of the US government's "war on terror," a euphemism for terrorizing opponents of Zionism. The victim's foot can be seen dangling from the wreckage in the photo above.

Spy claims Israel assassinated JFK Due to pressure he exerted on former head of government Ben-Gurion
Freed Israeli nuclear spy Mordechai Vanunu said in an interview published today that Israel was behind the 1963 assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, prompting some Israeli officials to hope aloud the far-fetched comments will hurt Vanunu's credibility.

International Assassination Squads
A story surfaced this week regarding Ariel Sharon’s creation of assassination squads that will be sent into allied foreign countries in search of enemies of the State of Israel. That such clandestine units operate internationally comes as no surprise. Many governments are thought to employ them. Indeed, the public accepts this fact as a way of life. But, officially, Israel has not previously acknowledged the existence of such units. The story was reported by UPI.

Israeli Hit Squads in US
On Thursday UPI reported Israel intendeds to send assassination squads around the globe to take out suspected terrorists. The squads will be assembled and controlled by Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service. These squads are said to be destined, not only to belligerent countries, but also to Israel's allies, including the United States.

Death By Remote Control as Hit Squad's Return
WHEN THE Israelis came for Abu Jihad exactly 13 years ago, they employed up to 4,000 men for his assassination. There was an Awacs plane over Tunis, a squadron of jets to protect the Awacs, two warships in the Mediterranean, a submarine to guard the warships, a 707 refuelling aircraft, 40 men to go ashore and surround the home of Yasser Arafat's PLO deputy commander, and four men and an officer to murder their victim.

Oz Concern About Mossad Death Squads
Israeli death squads have been authorised to enter "friendly" countries and assassinate opponents in a move that raises the prospect of political killings in Australia.

The Best Kept Secret in Washington: War Wounded
Throughout history, the recording of battle deaths has graphically illustrated the terrible cost of war. But those who want a more accurate portrayal of that awful price should instead look to the wounded—those brave men and women who return home from combat with debilitating injuries to find that the battle, for them, has not ended.

Democrats remove Aljazeera banner
Organisers at the Democratic Party convention in United States have removed Aljazeera's logotype banner from its skybox without assigning reasons.

U.S. 'Correctional Population' Hits New High
The total includes people in jail and prison as well as those on probation and parole. This is about 3.2 percent of the adult population in the United States.

The Chinese Boom Can't Last
The state of the banking system is also worrying. The financial sector has accumulated an extremely large amount of nonperforming loans taken out by state-owned companies. The four main state-owned banks represent over 70% of China's banking assets. As of April 1999, four asset management companies were created to contain the nonperforming loans of state-owned banks. The State then recapitalized several banks with uncertain results. The four main state-owned banks are still insolvent according to current international accounting standards [NGO, 2004].

Oregon Law Would Jail War Protesters as Terrorists
An Oregon anti-terrorism bill would jail street-blocking protesters for at least 25 years in a thinly veiled effort to discourage anti-war demonstrations, critics say.

NASA sending spacecraft to Mercury
The Messenger spacecraft, to be launched next week, will be blasted by up to 700-degree heat as it orbits the tiny planet closest to the sun - so close that it would be as though 11 suns were beating down on Earth.

OSHKOSH POLICE CONDUCT DOOR TO DOOR GUN CONFISCATIONS
Following the shooting of an Oshkosh police officer Saturday night, area residents were forced from their homes, their lawful firearms being confiscated by police.

The List has been on Yahoo for six years, is over ten years old, and there was no warning of any sort given before they did this.
In an attempt to muzzle me about the massive security problems I found at the DNC convention site, the government has pressured Yahoo to shutdown my TSCM-L security mailing list, and has had them delete my archive of thousands of messages which is read daily by over 1000 subscribers.

Dissent is Now Dangerous
A young pastor with a peace pin, a retired landscaper with a bumper sticker, and a poorly dressed filmmaker with a populist streak. In America, they are dangerous dissenters. At least, many now believe so.

Where are the bodies of evidence?
FAILURE of intelligence? What failure? Washington's spies, analysts and sundry apparatchiks were highly successful in giving their masters exactly what they wanted - an excuse to wage the war that Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz had been planning for years. Unsuccessful in persuading Bill Clinton to wage it, they knew they could enthuse George W. Bush.

Last night, I had my first direct experience with the so-called free speech zone. It left me with one conclusion: whatever you do, do NOT go inside. It’s not only a blatant offense to free speech, but also highly dangerous and unsafe. I would suggest protesting anywhere in Boston but inside of it
Report from Boston: Stay Out of the "Free Speech Zone"

In addition, mobile companies say using phones on planes can play havoc with their ground networks, because the antennae can't cope with relaying the signal from a phone which is travelling at 500mph.
Soon mobile phone users could be mouthing just such a greeting into their handsets, while reclining at 30,000ft.

??It was noted that passengers aboard the ill-fated 9-11 flights made desperate cellphone calls, which got through because of they were flying at low altitudes?
Cellular set for airlines

9/11 Cellphone Calls - an Overview
Reports of cellphone calls from the allegedly hijacked airplanes on 9/11 were crucial in 'selling' the official version of events. These calls dramatized the horror of 9/11 for the worldwide audience and appeared to prove conclusively that the four 'planes were, in fact, hijacked by terrorists. However, such phone calls are most implausible on technical and scientific grounds - suggesting the cell phone calls were faked.

There were a number of alleged voice communications from pilots, flight attendants, and passengers on the doomed flights. However, as of January 2004, it does not appear that any recordings of these calls have been made public. That, combined with the many oddities of the calls, suggests that few, if any, of the calls were real. The status of the phone calls alleged to have been made by flight crews and passengers is as follows.
Missing Evidence About the September 11th Flights

Findings detail revolt aboard Flight 93 - They had learned from cell phone calls that other hijacked planes had hit the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. With 38-year-old Burnett among the leaders, they had decided their only hope was to storm the cockpit.
"I don't have much faith in that report," she said. "I would say, thank goodness that I believe that our government has been moving forward to make these changes. If we were sitting waiting for this report, we're in bad shape."

Cell Phone Experiments in Airliners By Germar Rudolf - July 2003
It is generally agreed upon that all the airliners that crashed on September 11, 2001, flew at a high cruising speed of 500 mph and more until they crashed. Thus, it seems safe to say that no cell phone of any type could have established any stable connection to any cell site at that speed, no matter which height the planes flew at. This is particularly true for United Airlines flight 93, which did not only fly at high speed but also at a relatively high altitude during the time when the alleged cell phone calls were placed.

Is Pakistan unravelling?
In the wake of the enquiry commission report on the events of 9/11, there is a spate of articles in the American media detailing the major role played by Pakistan in that catalytic event. At the popular level in America, as shown in various Hollywood movies, Pakistanis are often depicted as terrorists along with the Arabs.

Pakistan helped Osama to set up base: report
Pakistan held the key to Osama bin Laden's ability to use Afghanistan as a base from which to revive his ambitious enterprise for war against the United States, says the final report of the 9/11 commission.

THE US should increase its support of Pakistan's government if it wants to keep militant Islam in check in the South Asian country, the independent commission investigating the September 11 attacks recommended.
US need to support Pakistan













Sunday, July 25, 2004

FREE SPEECH IS DEAD 

A new federal lawsuit has been filed against the city over the fenced-in protest area that has been called a 'demonstration zone,' and a 'free speech zone.'
An area designated for organized protests appears enclosed by mesh and chain link fencing near the site of the upcoming Democratic National Convention, in Boston, Wednesday, July 21, 2004

2,000 U.S. troops killed in Iraq: Russian expert
"The real number of U.S. losses may be as high as 2,000 casualties and up to 12,000 wounded," the military diplomat said.

Greece Asks NATO for Standby Force Outside Greece (I wonder if this is before or after they kill all the dogs?)
Greece has asked NATO to put hundreds of crack troops on standby in case of a terrorist attack during the Olympics, but they will not be based on Greek soil, Public Order Minister George Voulgarakis said Thursday

Democracy Endangered
Homeland security officials say they have "alarming intelligence" that al Qaeda is planning terrorist strikes inside the United States this fall in an effort to disrupt the November election. In order to "secure" the election, they have asked the Department of Justice to tell them what would have to be done to allow them legally to postpone the election.

Policeman shoots at jaywalker
According to Czech daily Pravo the police officer began shooting in the air with his pistol when pedestrians ignored his calls not to cross the street until the pedestrian light was green on Monday afternoon.

Freak waves the real monsters of the sea
Long thought to be a myth, freak waves as high as 10-storey buildings are far more common than previously thought, the European Space Agency has found.

Aides advised Bush to stay at Offutt after 9/11
The Secret Service anticipated keeping President Bush at Offutt Air Force Base for several days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attack if necessary, the 9/11 Commission's final report says.

CONTRADICTIONS! Who Did It? FBI Links Names to Terror Attacks
The following have been named as the men who hijacked AA Flight 11, which left Boston's Logan Airport bound for Los Angeles before being piloted into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. WHR: Except that there is a photo of Atta supposedly leaving the Portland airport for Logan!

Israeli bank at centre of probe into Holocaust victims' millions
The London subsidiary of Israel's second-biggest bank is being investigated over millions of pounds belonging to Holocaust victims.

US Must Stay Out of Sudan
I rise in strong opposition to this incredibly dangerous legislation. I hope my colleagues are not fooled by the title of this bill, "Declaring genocide in Darfur, Sudan." Can anyone tell me how sending thousands of American soldiers into harm's way in Sudan is by any stretch of the imagination in the U.S. national interest or in keeping with the Constitutional function of this country’s military forces? I urge my colleagues in the strongest terms to reject this dangerous resolution.
U.S. Congress declares 'genocide' in Sudan.

SUDAN Natural Resources and the Environment
Sudan is the largest country in Africa; dominated by the Nile and its tributaries. Its strategic importance stems largely from its control of much of the water flow of the Nile, its Red Sea coastline and its border with eight countries.

Why would anyone be interested in Sudan?

Sudan produces more than 300,000 barrels of oil a day, with ambitions to double that figure by the middle of next year, Energy Minister Awad Ahmed al-Jazz told an industry conference in Kuala Lumpur in June. Most Sudanese oil is produced by state- owned Chinese, Indian and Malaysian companies, delivered by pipeline to the Red Sea and shipped to Asian customers.
Sudan's Foreign Minister Says No Need for Military Intervention.

Sudan With the completion of a major oil export pipeline in July 1999, Sudanese crude oil production and exports have risen rapidly over the past few years. Sudan's estimated oil reserves have doubled since 2001, with crude production reaching an estimated 345,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) in June 2004. Energy Minister Awad al-Jaz said in May 2004 that he expected crude production to reach 500,000 bbl/d in 2005.
OIL
As of January 2004, Sudan's estimated proven reserves of crude oil stood at 563 million barrels, more than twice the 262 million barrels estimated in 2001. As of June 2004, crude oil production was averaging about 345,000 barrels per day (bbl/d), up from 270,000 bbl/d during 2003. Crude oil production has been rising steadily since the completion of a major export pipeline in July 1999 and is expected by Energy Minister Awad al-Jaz to surpass 500,000 bbl/d by the end of 2005. It is possible that Sudanese production could reach 750,000 bbl/d by the end of 2006 if planned production increases at new and existing fields progress as planned. In August 2001, in recognition of Sudan's growing significance as an oil exporter, OPEC granted the country observer status at OPEC meetings.


Mossad local assistants or sayanim
Mossad local assistants or sayanim operating in western countries extracted from 'By Way of Deception' by Victor Ostrovsky.

The Fact Behind the Fictions: the U.S. and Israel Plan Permanent Occupations
As resentment against the U.S. occupation in early April boiled over into a guerrilla war involving tens of thousands of angry Iraqis, Americans began comparing the situation to the U.S. intervention in Vietnam, where the United States became bogged down in a bloody, no-win war that had no credible justification.

The National Alliance, Incorporated: A ZOG False Flag Combat Cell?
The key to understanding the National Alliance (NA) is understanding the real structure of the NA. The National Alliance is a private for-profit corporation chartered by the Commonwealth of Virginia (not West Virginia). The NA has stockholders, officers, directors and customers. Dr. Pierce's 'chairmanship' was always chairman of the Board of Directors of this Virginia for profit corporation. The constant introduction of Dr. Pierce as 'Chairman' started in the days when the 'Chairman' of the Communist Party of the USSR was a political figure of importance. The listener was invited to conclude Dr. Pierce was a political figure with the title of 'Chairman', although his chairmanship was of a corporation he owned and operated.

Raid rumors spread through Phoenix immigrant communities
Since June, hundreds of suspected illegal immigrants had been captured in raids 100 miles or more from the Mexican border. They have been picked up on the street, pulled over while driving, or caught coming out of stores.

Border Patrol catching more felons
A fingerprint system in place for a year at some Border Patrol stations in the Tucson Sector has helped agents catch more than 8,000 illegal entrants with criminal records or who are wanted for crimes.

Microsoft gains double-clicking patent (That's ok, I'm planning on gettting a Patent for breathing.)
Microsoft has successfully patented using short, long or double clicks to launch different applications on "limited resource computing devices" - presumably PDAs and mobile phones. The US patent was granted on 27 April.

Aspartame Dosing of the Military in the Gulf War
During the 1991 Gulf War, all military personnel were provided free supplies of aspartame-laced soft drinks together with experimental vaccines, nerve gas antidotes and personal insecticides. They were also treated to direct biochemical warfare compounds. The result is Gulf War Syndrome, which is communicable and deadly, and 50,000 military personnel and their dependents are wasting away before our eyes. Criminal negligence? Of course. Criminal conspiracy? Yes. Genocide? Probably - we’re waiting to see.

Report of Israeli Eavesdropping on White House Telephones Gets Varying Media Treatment
In its May 29 issue Insight magazine published an in-depth report headlined “FBI Probes Espionage at Clinton White House.”* The article, actually released on May 5, was the result of a one-year investigation by editors J. Michael Waller and Paul M. Rodriguez into reports that the FBI was probing allegations that the government of Israel had penetrated four White House telephone lines and was able to relay real-time conversations on those lines from a remote site outside the White House directly to Israel for listening and recording.

Notes on Chapter 1/2 of the 9/11 Report
Chapter 1
Chapter 2

Film review: "Aftershock" exposes IDF soldiers' psychology
IDF soldiers beating ambulance workers during the first Palestinian intifada

Immigrants Keep Islam -- Italian Style
ROME -- One recent evening, the band at the Thousand and One Nights Restaurant played hand-held drums and stringed instruments on a platform ringed with Oriental rugs and pillows, and a singer warbled Arabic love songs. It could have been a festive scene in Damascus, Cairo or Rabat.

Film review: "Aftershock" exposes IDF soldiers' psychology
IDF soldiers beating ambulance workers during the first Palestinian intifada

Effect of Iraq war, support for Israel go unaddressed
The report acknowledged, "Right or wrong, it is simply a fact that American policy regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and American actions in Iraq are dominant staples of popular commentary across the Arab and Muslim world."

The U.S. Governments Unbelievable Disrespect Towards The 9/11 Victim's Families
The 9/11 Commission and the U.S. government, in an unbelievable show of disrespect towards the victims families of 9/11 have left them and the world with many UNANSWERED QUESTIONS.

Below are excerpts from the lists of questions the Family Steering Committee has submitted to the 9/11 Commission
As Commander-in-Chief on the morning of 9/11, why didn’t you return immediately to Washington, D.C. or the National Military Command Center once you became aware that America was under attack? At specifically what time did you become aware that America was under attack? Who informed you of this fact?

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is facing more challenges to his plan to form a new government and push through his disengagement plan from Palestinian areas
More than 100-thousand people were expected to turn out to form a human chain between Jewish settlements in southern Gaza and Jerusalem to symbolize that Gaza is connected to Israel and should not be abandoned

While looking up where his relatives live on satellite maps of Earth (website), a Coast listener from Las Vegas, NV discovered bright lights that seemed out of place in the middle of the Sea of Japan. The lights (see images to the left) show areas of illumination seemingly as bright as the city lights of Tokyo or Seoul.
Some have explained the spots of light in the Sea of Japan as fishing vessels, which try to attract squid using bright lights. What do you think they are?

View from Sun: 151930955 km above 19°25'N 156°48'W
Satellite data provided by The Living Earth

Physicists are working at the far reaches of theoretical science but even their most difficult and abstract ideas can have practical applications
"Antimatter" is now well established. All subatomic particles, such as electrons, muons and quarks, are now believed to have corresponding antiparticles with names like positrons and antiquarks. There is even something called "negative energy".

Major New Lawsuit Filed Against Great White, Others For Fatal Club Fire
Eight lawyers filed the lawsuit on behalf of 146 people who were injured in the fire and the families of 80 who were killed. The suit names many defendants with deep pockets, some of whom had never been mentioned in connection with the fire, including insurance firm Lloyd's of London, engineered components and material company Leggett & Platt and CBS Broadcasting, whose affiliate Channel 12 had hired club co-owner Jeffrey Derderian as an investigative reporter.

Some Steps Put in Place to Aid Border Security
WASHINGTON, July 25 - Immigration officials said they had already started taking some of the urgent steps recommended last week by the Sept. 11 commission to enhance border security, but with intelligence reports describing the threat of new attacks as extraordinarily high, the effort remains far from complete

Rally supports Border Patrol agents, programs
A rally held in Temecula on Saturday to bolster U.S. Border Patrol agents and champion the agency's enforcement programs attracted several high profile lawmakers and community activists who spoke to a crowd of about 300 supporters.

Two of Mexico's top cartels have joined forces to fight for control of drug smuggling into the United States in a pact forged by their leaders in prison, the government says
Top Mexican drug cartels join forces





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