Saturday, August 14, 2004

U.S.A. Outsourced 

N.J. Could Lose a Half Million Jobs to Offshoring
A think tank's new report, commissioned by CWA, says that nearly a half million of New Jersey's white collar jobs - customer service, software creation, data entry and even such fields as architecture and health care support - ultimately could be lost to low-wage workers overseas.

Iraq Halts Oil Exports from Main Pipeline
Authorities have halted oil export flows from the main pipeline in southern Iraq after intelligence showed a rebel militia could strike infrastructure, an oil official said Saturday.

When Julia Child heard that her alma mater, Smith College, was cooperating with Sen. McCarthy and "naming names" of suspected communists, she wrote this letter to the school's "Committee for Discrimination in Giving."
Julia Child's letter to Smith College.

Defending money
Within the next few years, we face the "End of the First Half of the Oil Age." It lasted 150 years and allowed industry, transport, trade, agriculture and eventually the population to expand in parallel with oil. It also created vast amounts of new financial capital, which in turn led to the subject of Economics by which to manage and manipulate money.

Cyprus Govt. Admits CIA Campaign Against Indymedia
Cyprus Govt. Admits CIA Campaign Against Indymedia.

Hollywood Crusades film labelled anti-Muslim
But 20th Century Fox is planning a release next year for Kingdom of Heaven, a $US130 million ($A184 million) production by Oscar-nominated director Ridley Scott, shot in Morocco with hundreds of extras, horses and elaborate costumes.

"The Americans have turned the holy city into a ghost town. They are now seen as full of hatred against Najaf and the Shia. Nothing I know of will change this," the former president of the now defunct council said on Friday
Najaf assault turns allies against US.

"GI Special" Occupation News Bulletin
Regularly distributed compilation of news from Iraq and about the unjust U.S. occupation.

The United States is expected to announce Monday that it is pulling 100,000 troops out of Europe and Asia, the Financial Times newspaper reported Saturday
Bush to announce US troop pullouts from Europe, Asia on Monday: report.

Fw: URGENT: Israeli Creation of the Sudanese Situation
Israeli Creation of the Sudanese Situation.

Two NBC News staffers were arrested Wednesday at St. Louis Downtown Airport when they attempted to demonstrate whether a terrorist could rent a helicopter
NBC staffers arrested in airport ploy.

Kerry and the Democratic campaign: a descent into farce
The presidential campaign of John Kerry has in the two brief weeks since the Democratic convention descended from political bankruptcy into outright farce.

Is Microsoft's Firewall Secure?
Some say Win XP SP2 enhancements cause conflicts, don't protect as claimed.

U.S. Army, 'Fahrenheit 9/11' Distributors at War
Just in case anti-Bush documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" needed any more controversy to fuel its hot box office, a new war of words broke out on Friday over whether the U.S. Army is stonewalling efforts to book the film at military bases.

The Arnold factor
Arnold Schwarzenegger should be one of President Bush's secret weapons this fall.

JOB AD: International Police Officer The US Department of State is seeking federal agents, police and correctional officers to serve one-year terms with the United States Mission of the International Police Program in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Liberia, and East Timor.
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Friday, August 13, 2004

It's only a matter of time...  

Goss’s Wish List - Bush’s CIA nominee has alarmed civil libertarians with a plan that would authorize the agency to arrest U.S. citizens. Plus, the real threat to the Olympic games
But in language that until now has not gotten any public attention, the Goss bill would also redefine the authority of the DCI in such a way as to substantially alter—if not overturn—a 57-year-old ban on the CIA conducting operations inside the United States.

Disinformation: CIA Posing as Al-Qaeda?
Some Web watchers, including Katz, believe the U.S. government may be using the Internet jihad to spy. They speculate that Jihad Unspun, an English-language site that appears to promote terror, may be a CIA creation, designed to find out who visits or orders videos glorifying bin Laden.

September Surprise Promised by Ridge
Tom Ridge has announced that September is National Preparedness Month – and it's not political?

Lawful Resistance to Occupation in Najaf
Anyone who tunes in to the cable news channels these days would hardly realize our Commander-in-Chief is presiding over a new campaign of aerial terror against the Iraqi people in the holy city of Najaf. In his nightly prayers, George W. Bush should remember those prosecuting Scott Peterson's murder trial, which is wall-to-wall fare on television this week.

USA: Cable and Broadcast Associations Go into Secret Meetings with FCC
With the encouragement of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael K. Powell, the country's broadcasters and cable operators have agreed to meet behind closed doors to decide what Americans will see on their televisions as the nation transitions from analog to digital broadcasting.

In 1939, by a act of congress specifically the act of February 10, 1939, 53 Stat. 1 ch. 2 in section (4), congress REPEALED all permanent and temporary federal “internal revenue laws” including but not limited to subtitle A the “income tax code.”

Al-Qaeda computer geek nearly overthrew US
A White House with a clear determination to draw paranoid conclusions from ambiguous data has finally gone over the top. It has now implied that the al-Qaeda computer geek arrested last month in Pakistan was involved in a plot to destabilize the USA around election time.

RNC Protest Upcoming Events
These listings include all events relevant to countering the Republican National Convention. To add an event to our listing, click here. View events in a calendar. Feeds and other methods for getting information about events are available here.

The global economy is 'on a knife edge', according to leading economists, as soaring oil prices, weak job figures in the United States and a potential housing crash on both sides of the Atlantic conspire to undermine business and consumer confidence
Oil and US jitters prompt fears of global slowdown.

America's 100 largest and most prominent public pension systems hold in their portfolios some $200 billion worth of stock in public companies that do business in terrorist-sponsoring states.

New Hampshire Bill Urges Use Of Gold, Silver As Legal Tender
Promoting the use of gold and silver by state government would trigger a flood of investment in New Hampshire, according to supporters who want a bill to proscribe their future uses. Rep. Henry McElroy, R-Nashua, donned an Uncle Sam hat at a news conference Monday to urge lawmakers keep alive his bill that would make New Hampshire the first to endorse the use of gold and silver as legal tender for state government.

Killing You Softly With Their Lies
The U.S. government’s budget deficit this fiscal year will be in the range of $450 billion. If we assume an $11 trillion economy (GDP), the deficit is in the range of 4.2%.

In a recent article, I related that the Bush administration's Secretary of Education Rod Paige last October 3 declared that the U.S. is pleased to rejoin UNESCO where we could develop common strategies to prepare our children to become "citizens of the world."

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Lazy Human: Solution? Gene Therapy 

Scientists in the United States have found a way of turning lazy monkeys into workaholics using gene therapy (Every Corporation in the world can't wait to get their hands on this
"The monkeys under the influence of the treatment don't procrastinate." The treatment consists of blocking an important brain chemical - dopamine.

GIs in Iraq are asking: Why are we here?
RAMADI, Iraq Four months into their tour of duty at one of the most dangerous American bases in Iraq, young marines say the slow pace of progress is shaking their faith in their mission.

Immigration plan envisions 'incentives' to illegal aliens-Millions of illegal aliens in the United States would be free from arrest and deportation, have access to tax-deferred savings accounts and Social Security credits, and get unrestricted travel to and from their home countries under President Bush's guest-worker program

TANCREDO RELEASES NEWLY OBTAINED OTM AND SIA INFORMATION-Congressman Tom Tancredo (CO-06) today discussed the number of those caught from third party countries, and special interest aliens (or SIA's—aliens from so-called "countries of interest") apprehended on the northern and southern borders.
"For over a year, we have been hearing from Boarder Patrol Agents about the huge increase in the number of individuals from countries other than Canada and Mexico crossing our borders illegally. Now we have some idea just how big the numbers are and they are certainly disconcerting," said Rep. Tancredo, Chairman of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus. "One must take into account that even the most conservative estimates of the number of folks getting by the Border Patrol are two or three times the number caught."

How Darfur could help heal a global divide
One question is whether the government really wants peace. Now it has up to $1bn a year in oil revenues thanks to the assistance of Chinese and Malaysian companies, it could keep fighting a long-range civil war indefinitely.

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Thursday accused Western nations of interfering in Darfur to exploit Sudan's gold and oil resources
Al-Bashir: West after Sudan’s oil, gold.

Chinese diplomats brag about the country's success doing business in Africa and elsewhere, but some experts say its willingness to consort with human rights abusers will have unanticipated consequences
""China's first foray into the world of high finance -- to open up its enormous government-owned corporations to foreign investment -- was a controversial offer to sell stock in CNPC to the public on the New York Stock Exchange," the report said. "Its offer, designed to raise a record US$10 billion, had to be withdrawn and refashioned because of the negative publicity suggesting that the proceeds would be used to commit further human rights abuses in Sudan, Tibet and elsewhere."

US wants network of friendly militias to fight terror
The Pentagon has urged Congress to authorize 500 million dollars for building a network of friendly militias around the world to purge terrorists from "ungoverned areas" -- and warned Muslim clerics against providing "ideological sanctuary" to radicals.

While anti-Bush activists in New York are adopting new techniques to try and disrupt the Republican party convention later this month, the police have got some new strategies of their own
New York Lockdown

RNC Not Welcome.Org - The Republican National Committee has, for the first time in its 150 year history, selected New York for their Convention from August 29-September 2, 2004
RNC Not Welcome

Who paid for this study? What a waste. Do you think Chomsky was involved? MIT linguist - What's in a name? Sexiness, says scientist
Men with “front vowels” in their names — sounds formed at the front of the mouth like the “a” in Matt — were considered sexier than men with “back vowel” sounds like the “au” in Paul, she concluded.

What the Supreme Court Really Said about Jose Padilla
Here's what's happening: Jose Padilla is the U.S. citizen who supposedly plotted to detonate a "dirty bomb" and use natural gas to blow up apartment buildings in Washington D.C., New York and Florida. Since his capture − not on the battlefields of Afghanistan or Iraq, but at Chicago's O'Hare Airport − he hasn't been charged with any crime. Yet since June 2002, Padilla has been held incommunicado in a South Carolina military brig − indefinite detention, without access to a lawyer until the government acceded to outside pressure in March 2004.

How Portland Paper Got Abuse Story (and Shocking Photos)
How Portland Paper Got Abuse Story (and Shocking Photos)

Budget deficit hits record $395.8B
The U.S. federal government ran a larger-than-expected budget deficit in July, bringing the year-to-date shortfall between receipts and spending to a record of nearly $400 billion, the Treasury Department said Wednesday.

Iraq 'ended nuclear aims in 1991'
The head of Iraq's nuclear programme under Saddam Hussein has said Iraq destroyed its nuclear weapons programme in 1991 and never restarted it.

Pentagon 9/11: Getting the Facts Straight
Pentagon 9/11: Getting the Facts Straight.

Saddam, Chalabi, and Allawi Epitomize U.S. Foreign Policy
It would be difficult to find a better example of the moral bankruptcy and hypocrisy of U.S. foreign policy — and why it has stirred so much anger, hatred, and terrorism against the United States — than the relationship of U.S. officials with Saddam Hussein, Ahmad Chalabi, and Iyad Allawi.

Proof We Stood Down During the Attacks of 9/11!!!!
You've see it, I've seen it. One of my Bush backers claims he was praying!!! Anyone near the President becomes an AUTOMATIC target, right along with the President. I remember that Ronald Reagan frequently begged off going to Church because his presence in the Church put the Church and the congregation into harm's way.

Village Voice: Questions About Porter Goss and His 'Terrorist Breakfast' Go Unanswered
Well, it's official: We really did invade Iraq to liberate Halliburton.

Real Evidence of Conspiracy Discredited by Unprovable Theories
TheInternet and talk radio abound with ridiculous rumors and falsehoods dealing with conspiracy. Yet, there are many examples of the real thing.

TWO SOLDIERS - How the dead come home
How the dead come home

The parents of two boys in Whitman, Mass., are upset their kids were arrested and shackled by police for illegal skateboarding
Parents irate over arrest of skateboarders.

Highway patrol begins testing turnpike scanning system
The Ohio State Highway Patrol has begun testing a license plate scanning system to catch wanted criminals and look for stolen cars. The testing is funded by a $61,000 federal grant.

Iran Tests Missile Capable of Hitting Israel
Iran's defense ministry said on Wednesday it had carried out a field test of the latest version of its Shahab-3 medium-range ballistic missile which defense experts say can reach Israel or U.S. bases in the Gulf.

Russia on Wednesday successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile, the country's Strategic Rocket Forces press service said
Russia successfully test-fires ballistic missile.

Sudan said on Wednesday U.N. reports of helicopter gunships attacks in its troubled Darfur region were baseless and that security in the western region was improving but needed time
Sudan Says No Darfur Bombings, Security Better.

Israelis believe Bush better for them than Kerry: poll. Kerry better stay out of Mossad crosshairs!
A total of 49 percent of people questioned said they preferred Bush, with just 18 percent wanting Kerry to win.

Who are Iraq's Mehdi Army?
Iraq's Mehdi Army (MA) militia probably has no more than a few thousand actual members but its potential for organising unrest is clear from the street battles in Najaf and other Shia parts of the country.

War? What war?
Until the recent flare-up in Najaf, Iraq had faded from the front pages -- despite continued carnage and chaos. Team Bush couldn't be happier.

Albany Mosque Suspects Weren’t Keen On Buying Arms: Report
The two Muslim men, who were nabbed following an Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raid on a mosque in Albany, New York, showed no interest in buying a shoulder-fired missile when they allegedly entered into a deal with a government informant posing as a weapons dealer, a major American Newspaper reported Friday.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Governments lie. -- I. F. Stone 

VENEZUELA FLORIDATED Will The Gang That Fixed Florida Fix the Vote in Caracas this Sunday?
They won't be. Some months ago, a little birdie faxed to me what appeared to be confidential pages from a contract between John Ashcroft's Justice Department and a company called ChoicePoint, Inc., of Atlanta. The deal is part of the War on Terror. Justice offered up to $67 million of our taxpayer money to ChoicePoint in a no-bid deal for computer profiles with private information on every citizen of half a dozen nations. The choice of citizens to spy on caught my eye. While the September 11 highjackers came from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon and the Arab Emirates, ChoicePoint's menu offered records on Venezuelans, Brazilians, Nicaraguans, Mexicans and Argentines. How odd. Had the CIA uncovered a Latin plot to sneak suicide tango dancers across the border with exploding enchiladas?

CIA gets new boss in Porter Goss
Most controversially, Goss was having a breakfast meeting in Washington with the then ISI chief Mahmoud Ahmad at the exact instant the 9/11 hijackers flew their planes into the World Trade Center. Ahmad was a Taliban supporter who was subsequently removed from his job when he continued to bat for the outlaw regime post 9/11.

Mysterious September 11 Breakfast Meeting on Capitol Hill
The chairmen of the Joint Inquiry on 9/11 Sen Bob Graham and Rep Porter Goss are in "conflict of interest". Or are we dealing with something far more serious? The chairmen of the Joint Inquiry have dubious links to Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) which is known to have actively supported Al Qaeda and the Taliban. Moreover, according to intelligence sources, including the FBI, Pakistan's ISI played a role in financing the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The two Joint Inquiry chairmen Sen Bob Graham and Rep Porter Goss were fully cognizant of the "Pakistani ISI connection" and the role played by its former head, General Mahmoud Ahmad. Why then did they choose to exclude an examination of the role of the ISI from the Joint Inquiry's 858 page Report?

Is a USA Economic Collapse Due in 2005?
"The whole world is hostage to the misconceived economic policies of a dollar standard out of control."

The Deteriorating Economy
We have long held that the economic recovery was unsustainable and would begin to fade once the massive stimulus from fiscal and monetary policy receded. That appears to be what is happening now as evidence of widespread economic weakness continues to accumulate.

How did Iraq fall? A double agent fooled Saddam
GeneralTommy Franks, the U.S. war commander in Iraq, is revealing the secret behind the fall of Iraq.

The Surveillance-Industrial Complex
The U.S. security establishment is rapidly increasing its ability to monitor average Americans by hiring or compelling private-sector corporations to provide billions of customer records. The explosive growth in surveillance by government and business is creating a "Surveillance Industrial Complex" that threatens all of our privacy.

On this site, the ACLU seeks to help individuals who are concerned about this trend to take action.
Official monitoring of individuals in our society is on the rise, and it is not a matter of government alone. More and more information is being gathered by corporations and other private-sector institutions, and fed to or seized by security agencies.

2003: Playboy and the (Homo) Sexual Revolution
He is fastidious about his appearance, his home and his possessions. He wants as much sex as possible and chooses sexual partners mostly on the basis of appearance. He is self-absorbed and doesn't want emotional involvement or commitment. He thinks a woman would stifle him and children would be a burden.

CIA halted a plan to kidnap Bin Laden in 1998
In 1998 the now-retired CIA head George Tenet called off a brave plan to abduct Al Qaida chief Osama bin Laden from an Afghan compound, fearing that it was too dangerous to implement according to a report into the September 11 terror attacks.

Two “sting” operations raise disturbing questions about US terror alert
Two “sting” operations involving the US and Pakistan have raised disturbing new questions about the latest terror alert, and the so-called “war on terrorism” as a whole.

Britain: government outlines plans to dismantle state education
The latest proposals outlined in the Department for Education and Skills (DFES) “Five-Year Strategy for Children and Learners” is the clearest declaration ever made by a post-war government to end what remains of the comprehensive state education system in England.

Scientists in Brazil have decoded the genetic structure of the country's best-known product, coffee
Brazilians decode coffee genome.

MIRACLES AND WONDERS Last week, USA Today reported a joint effort between Qualcomm and American Airlines' to allow passengers to make cellphone calls from aircraft in flight. According to the story, the satellite-based system employs a "Pico cell" to act as a small cellular tower
Each call was initially reported as coming from a cellphone. Later, when skepticism reared its ugly head and the Grassy Knollers arrived, the narrative became fuzzy; it was suggested that $10-a-minute Airfones were involved. Olson was an easy candidate for Airfone (one doesn't call collect from a cell), but as the stories developed, Olson—and Felt—were said to have called from inside locked lavatories. No Airfone there.

Timeline For War
The Timeline was written by AMEU executive director John Mahoney, with considerable input and editing from AMEU board members and staff.

Bush and the Art of War
Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda have made effective use of Sun Tzu’s thought, while the Bush Administration appears determined to ignore Sun Tzu’s lessons.

They'll Take Manhattan Activists again eye Central Park, central streets
Responding to signs of mutiny in the ranks of protesters, organizers with United for Peace and Justice say they will reopen the battle for the right to gather in Central Park on Sunday, August 29, the eve of the Republican National Convention.

Food for Thought In the search for intelligence life, Porter Goss is strictly from hunger
Here's the news that made many people in the Eastern Time Zone heave up their breakfasts at 8:31 this morning: President Bush introduced Porter Goss as the new CIA director.

Portland's Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls: Where outcasts are mainstream and punk is sweet
Rock camp is a place where the girls like Doral—girls who slip along the edge of school hallways lost in their headphones and have Dead Kennedys buttons pinned to their book bags—are in the mainstream.

Hiroshima Cover-up: How the War Department's Timesman Won a Pulitzer
At the dawn of the nuclear age, an independent Australian journalist named Wilfred Burchett traveled to Japan to cover the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The only problem was that General Douglas MacArthur had declared southern Japan off-limits, barring the press. Over 200,000 people died in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but no Western journalist witnessed the aftermath and told the story. The world's media obediently crowded onto the USS Missouri off the coast of Japan to cover the surrender of the Japanese.

Stewart gets serious, why won't reporters?
Do not adjust your set: U.S. TV journalists are finally asking politicians the tough questions they should have been posing in the run-up to the attack on Iraq.

Ten years ago I found a diagram entitled “New Models of Governance” that showed what the governmental structure of the UN would look like at some future point in time.

UN panel seeks more money, and time, for Iraq graft inquiry
NEW YORK Paul Volcker, the former chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board who heads a UN-appointed panel investigating charges of corruption in its oil-for-food program in Iraq, has said that he will need at least $30 million, a staff of 60 and probably another year to determine whether UN officials took bribes or engaged in other corruption while administering the huge relief program.

Bush Campaign to abolish IRS to gain re-election
The Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, will push for replacing the nation's current tax system with a national sales tax or a value added tax as part of the re-election campaign of George Bush according to Republican online political gossip Matt Drudge.

If the Chalabis Were Corrupt, They Weren't Alone War of the Frontmen in the New Iraq
The charges are the outcome of bureaucratic warfare in Washington. The Chalabis have long depended on their friends among the civilians running the Pentagon and neo-conservative officials elsewhere in the Bush administration. They have been hated for years by the CIA and the State Department. It is the latter, increasingly in the ascendant, who are now wreaking their revenge.

The Indian city of Bangalore must improve its infrastructure if it wants to hold on to vital IT business, company executives have warned
India's silicon valley faces IT exodus.

A Disturbing Look at America--in Kansas
Where you see “going out of business” signs side by side with placards supporting George W. Bush.

U.N. warns Israel on Lebanese airspace violations
A sharp jump in Israeli violations of Lebanese airspace is threatening the relative calm that has prevailed along the two uneasy neighbors' shared border in recent weeks, the United Nations warned on Tuesday.

Not Scared Yet? Try Connecting These Dots
These rolled off National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice’s lips no less than seven times yesterday on CNN’s Late Edition as she discussed the likely timing of a terrorist attack. She stayed on message.

Kerry Vows to Keep Nuclear Waste Out of Nevada
Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry on Tuesday accused the Bush administration of recklessly putting politics above science and vowed to prevent Nevada from becoming America's nuclear waste dump.

U.S. to Give Border Patrol Agents the Power to Deport Illegal Aliens
Citing concerns about terrorists crossing the nation's borders, the Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday that it planned to give border patrol agents sweeping new powers to deport illegal aliens from the frontiers with Mexico and Canada without providing them the opportunity to make their case before an immigration judge.

U.S. May Extend Term of Mexican Laser Visas
The Department of Homeland Security is expected to announce today that Mexican laser visa holders will be able to stay in the United States up to 30 days -- up from the three days that they now may remain in the country.

Bin Laden hints major assassination
U.S. intelligence officials say a high-profile political assassination, triggered by the public release of a new message from Osama bin Laden, will lead off the next major al Qaeda terrorist attack, The Washington Times has learned.

History Teaches that War Policy is Bankrupt
As U.S. politicians debate the intelligence failures that preceded the Iraq invasion as well as the war in Afghanistan, they can take little comfort that history will judge these wars charitably. Today and Monday mark 59 years after the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima and a plutonium bomb on Nagasaki, and there is still no definitive historical judgment that this was the right thing to do.

The abiotic oil debate and "peak oil"
There is some speculation that oil is abiotic in origin -- generally asserting that oil is formed from magma instead of an organic origin. These ideas are really groundless. All unrefined oil carries microscopic evidence of the organisms from which it was formed. These organisms can be traced through the fossil record to specific time periods when quantities of oil were formed.

A growing number of people have been led to believe that an airliner did not hit the Pentagon on 9/11. However, in this case the "official version" of events is irrefutable
Getting the Facts Straight.

"The Doctors, The Depleted Uranium and the Dying Children"
"The Doctors, the Depleted Uranium, and the Dying Children" is a documentary film by Freider Wagner and Valentin Thurn. This new video, just released by Ochoa-Wagner Produktion in 2004 in Germany, documents uranium contamination in Iraq following aerial bombardment and armored tank assaults by U.S. and allied forces. The story is told by citizens of many nations and opens with comments by two British veterans, Kenny Duncan and Jenny Moore, describing their exposure to radioactive, so-called ‘depleted’ uranium (DU), weapons and the congenital abnormalities of their children.

The Population Control Agenda
One of the most difficult concepts for Americans to accept is that there are human beings dedicated to coercive population control and genocide. Many readers will acknowledge that our government is helping to finance the Red Chinese program of forced abortion, forced sterilization, infanticide, and control of the numbers of live births. Most readers will accept the fact that our nation is helping to finance the United Nations' world-wide "family planning program," a form of population control. Most rational men and women, however, find it impossible to believe that such programs are really part of a "master plan" to kill off large segments of the world's population.

Howard Dean: Terror Alerts - Substance or Politics?
Over the past week there has been a lot of controversy about whether President Bush is using the timing of terror alerts to bolster his re-election campaign. Terrorism is a very serious issue and I do not believe that the terror alerts are based solely on politics. However, I do have some concerns that the timing of this announcement seems to be based on an election strategy.

The OMEGA File

The Devil's Work: Feminism and the Elite Depopulation Agenda
As my readers know by now, I believe the world has for the last hundred years or more been in the grips of a conspiracy by an ultra rich elite whose goal is nothing less than the destruction of civilization, as we know it. I believe we are in the advanced stage of a gradual decline into a "New World Order" which combines monopoly capitalism with communist totalitarianism.

Heinz Kerry's fortune might top $1 billion
Teresa Heinz Kerry, through a network of investments in blue-chip corporations, venture capital funds and municipal bonds, controls a family fortune worth an estimated $1 billion, an examination of public records shows.

The Pivot of Civilization By Margaret Sanger
Principles and Aims of the American Birth Control League.

Nonsense: N.Y. man admits he aided al Qaeda, set up jihad camp
Mohammed Babar agrees to cooperate with investigation.

White House Has Some Terror Experts Worried
Heightened terror alerts and high-profile arrests of suspected Islamic extremists have international security experts and officials concerned that the Bush administration's actions could jeopardize investigations into the Al Qaeda network.

White House Nominee to Head the CIA
has Dubious Links to the Terror Network.

U.S. Military Wounded Numbers More Than 6,000, Wash. Post Says
The U.S. war on terrorism has wounded about 6,120 soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Washington Post said.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Deliberate attempt to destroy the American economy 

Purchase of US assets by Asian central banks comes under scrutiny-Others fear that such immense US wealth in foreign hands could boomerang if, for example, the assets are unloaded abruptly in a deliberate attempt to destroy the American economy.
"Much has been made of US dependence on foreign energy, but the country's dependence on foreign cash is even more distressing," Summers said in the latest issue of the US magazine, Foreign Policy.

Goss says CIA leak not worthy of committee action
Rep. Porter Goss said Thursday that the uproar over allegations that White House officials purposely identified a covert CIA agent appears largely political and doesn't yet merit an investigation by the House Select Committee on Intelligence, which he chairs.

CIA gets new boss in Porter Goss
Most controversially, Goss was having a breakfast meeting in Washington with the then ISI chief Mahmoud Ahmad at the exact instant the 9/11 hijackers flew their planes into the World Trade Center. Ahmad was a Taliban supporter who was subsequently removed from his job when he continued to bat for the outlaw regime post 9/11.

US interest rates predicted to rise
The US Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates for the second time this year but concerns over employment and the mounting cost of oil could limit moves to tighten credit.

The Imploding Tax System
It may seem alarmist to warn that America’s tax system is on the verge of total collapse, but it is no exaggeration. Throughout America, such handwriting is undeniably on the wall. And though the federal budget is itself presently in dire straits, it is among state governments that many budgets are strained beyond the breaking point. Worse yet, few at the state level show even the slightest intention of realistically dealing with the problem.

We don't need the “Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)” monitoring our elections!
Constitution Should ‘Monitor’ U.S. Election

Enforce the Laws or Ruin the Country
Enforce the Laws or Ruin the Country.

At least 12 undocumented immigrants have been found dead in the southern Arizona desert since Friday, including five from a single group who perished Sunday, making this past weekend among the deadliest in years, authorities said
Deadliest weekend on border in 3 years.

Two burned bodies found in Mexican city on U.S. border
Locatedacross the U.S. border from El Paso, Texas, Ciudad Juarez has witnessed frequent violence related to the drug trade and has been plagued by the slayings of more than a hundred women in similar sexually motivated killings.

Why does Karl Rove, President Bush’s political advisor, not want you to know what is happening on the Arizona border?
Is an “August Surprise” Brewing in America?

Kerry: Immigration reform would make 'Protect Arizona Now' unnecessary
Sen. John Kerry refused Sunday to get in the middle of the high-profile battle in Arizona over an initiative to bar state benefits to those not here legally.

U.S. Is Ending Haven for Those Fleeing a Volcano
Now, in a startling twist that reflects a major change in immigration politics, the Department of Homeland Security is ordering the 292 Montserratians to leave by the end of February - not because it is safe to go home again, but because it is not going to be safe anytime soon.

Police State USA by Rep. Ron Paul, MD
Last week’s announcement that the terrorist threat warning level has been raised in parts of New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. has led to dramatic and unprecedented restrictions on the movements of citizens. Americans wishing to visit the U.S. Capitol must, for example, pass through several checkpoints and submit to police inspection of their cars and persons.
Many Americans support the new security measures because they claim to feel safer when the government issues terror alerts and fills the streets with militarized police forces. As one tourist interviewed this week said, “It makes me feel comfortable to know that everything is being checked.” It is ironic that tourists coming to Washington to celebrate the freedoms embodied in the Declaration of Independence are so eager to give up those freedoms with no questions asked.

Diplomacy sidelined as US targets Iran
The US charge sheet against Iran is lengthening almost by the day, presaging destabilising confrontations this autumn and maybe a pre-election October surprise.

Many media outlets have been providing a relatively easy outlet for the so-called "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" (SBV for short; more appropriately described as the Swift Boat Veterans Who Have a Problem With The Truth or as Swift Boat Veteran Flip-Floppers for Bush or as Smear Boat Veterans for Bush).

Iraq Cleric Vows Fight to Death Vs. U.S.
NAJAF, Iraq - Militant cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose Shiite militia has been battling U.S. forces across Iraq (news - web sites), warned Monday that he would fight "until the last drop of my blood has been spilled," in his first appearance since the violence began.

CIA plots Chavez overthrow from Chile
Venezuela state-owned news agency VENPRES is quoting an El Mundo de Madrid (Spain) report that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is set to put a contingency plan in motion in the (likely) event that President Hugo Chavez Frias wins next weekend's Recall Referendum.

US hospitals move closer to under the skin ID chips
VeriChip, the company that makes radio frequency identification--RFID--tags for humans, has moved one step closer to getting its technology into hospitals.

CIA executives gathered in Santiago de Chile revealed in contingency plot to overthrow Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez Frias
Venezuela state-owned news agency VENPRES is quoting an El Mundo de Madrid (Spain) report that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is set to put a contingency plan in motion in the (likely) event that President Hugo Chavez Frias wins next weekend's Recall Referendum.

Bulgaria not convinced by decapitation video
A video posted on websites linked to Islamic militants apparently shows the beheading of a Bulgarian man taken hostage in Iraq two months ago.

Bush Nominates Porter Goss as New CIA Chief
President Bush on Tuesday nominated as CIA director Porter Goss, a Florida Republican and head of the House Intelligence Committee, replacing George Tenet, who resigned last month.

White House touts Bush and Jews
The White House published a 23-page booklet called “George W. Bush: A Friend of the American Jewish Community.”

Mossad expects airliner attack related to Olympics
Normally before an attack the Israelis will lay years of mind seeds on the intended victims. Before 9/11 the Israelis - through Abu Nidal – showed the world a view of Palestinian brutality. A faked hijacking at Entebbe ( secures Israel’s image of anti terrorists ). Countless attacks from the Israeli engineered attacks at the Olympics ( a few dead Jews but centuries of publicity ) to the 30 plus hijackings.

We should send Bush to be Iraq’s president
Editor, the Tribune: When Daddy Bush left Iraq, he was criticized for not finishing the job. When Sonny Boy tried to vindicate Daddy and steal one of the world’s biggest oil supplies, he really created a mell of a hess, as my late husband used to say.

Deflation and Depression: Where's the Link?
Recent events such as the "deflationary boom" in China have led a few mainstream macroeconomists to re-examine and revise their views on the phenomenon of deflation, conventionally defined as a general and persistent decline in prices.

How Would You Fix Social Security, Senator Kerry?
When it comes to Social Security reform, John Kerry is clear about what he is against. "I will not privatize Social Security," he declared in his acceptance speech to the Democratic National Convention. "I will not cut benefits."

Volcano! Why America's coast could be toast
It sounds like the plot of a fanciful Hollywood disaster movie. A dangerous volcano in the Canary Islands erupts, sends a giant tsunami travelling faster than a jet aircraft into the major population centres of America's east coast, killing tens of millions and wiping out New York and Washington DC.

Two-Party Politics... Who's Celebrating?
For much of our nation's history, two political parties have dominated the electoral landscape. Our "winner-take-all" voting system, also referred to as the "first-past-the-post" or "relative majority" voting system, tends to favor the two-party system, as voters are often discouraged from voting for candidates from smaller parties who they feel are unlikely to win.

2003: Mossad helping Olympic security
ATHENS, Greece -- Israeli security forces and the Mossad intelligence agency are playing key roles in security planning for the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Don't tax the rich: Bush puts his mouth where his money is
"You've got to be careful about this rhetoric - we're only going to tax the rich. You know who the rich in America happen to be, the small business owners," Mr Bush said.

'Olympic security men' rob bank of £265,000
\Robbers disguised as Olympic security personnel and policemen duped Athens bank customers and staff into handing over £265,000.

The Plasmoid Cloud & Seismic Spikes
Conspiracy addicts, unable to cope with the ugly realities of their one-dimensional lives, withdraw into a world of fantasy in which they revel in their own cleverness, and that of others, in discovering that they, and a few select others, alone possess the inner knowledge that confounds public perception

Iranian Three-Story Underground City Served As Haven
Archaeologists believe that a three-story underground city, recently unearthed in central Iran, used to function as a collective shelter for its residents in wake of relentless invasions.

Hijackers' friend objects to 9/11 report
Yemeni man asserts he didn't know of plot.

Israel's hand in Olympic security has countries frightened
Major concerns over Israel’s role in uncoming Olympics have countries worried.

US Army paying for commericals on TV program that is overflowing with obscenities, scene after scene of explicit sex, and some of the most gory, blood-gushing violence ever seen on TV
This must stop! Please go to http://www.parentstv.org/ptc/action/niptuck2/main.asp NOW and add your name to the WARNING TO THE SPONSORS OF "NIP/TUCK."

Israel's hand in Olympic security has countries frightened
Major concerns over Israel’s role in uncoming Olympics have countries worried.

China Rapidly Modernizes for War With U.S.
During the last several months, there have been numerous hints in the Chinese and Taiwanese media indicating that war is more likely than believed here in the West.

Two Bills Now Pending To Bring Back The Draft

H. R. 163 To provide for the common defense by requiring that all young persons in the United States, including women, perform a period of military service or a period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, and for other purposes. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/C?c108:./temp/~c1083Df5vM

S. 89 To provide for the common defense by requiring that all young persons in the United States, including women, perform a period of military service or a period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, and for other purposes. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/C?c108:./temp/~c108e4vo5c

Homeless, Advocates Worry About Convention
Ballantine, and hundreds of other homeless people like him, will be moved out from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 so the convention can take place.

Military readies directed-energy weapons
If all goes as planned, the chickens will be frozen in mid-cluck, their leg and wing muscles paralyzed by an electrical charge created by the beam, even as their heart and lungs function normally.

Military readies directed-energy weapons
If all goes as planned, the chickens will be frozen in mid-cluck, their leg and wing muscles paralyzed by an electrical charge created by the beam, even as their heart and lungs function normally.

Directed Energy Weapons - Acronyms & Glossary

This section is responsible for ensuring the safe operation and maintenance of AF directed energy weapons systems (lasers and radio frequency)
Directed energy weapons use “a beam of concentrated electromagnetic energy or atomic or subatomic particles primarily as a direct means to damage or destroy enemy equipment, facilities, and personnel” (Joint Pub 1-02, DoD Dictionary of Military and Related Terms).

Directed Energy Weapons: A Bibliography
Air Force 2025 white papers

Directed Energy Weapons Sources and Resources

The Use of Directed-Energy Weapons to Protect Critical Infrastructure
America's critical infrastructure--e.g., power plants, transportation hubs, and telecommunications facilities--is becoming increasingly vulnerable to precision missile attacks.

Laser Beam Weapons and the Collapse of the World Trade Center
Did a laser beam weapon cause the collapse of the World Trade Center? A physicist who worked on the original infrared beam weapon has reason to believe so.

International Armaments Cooperation is a key component of the Department of Defense Bridge to the 21st Century
1998 ASTMP Annex E
Global Capabilities & Trends

Weapons That Disable Circuitry May Get First Use in Iraq
The U.S. is planning to deploy electromagnetic weapons in a possible war with Iraq. EMP Cruise missles could be used to knockout Iraq's communication infrastructure but another possibility is that directed-energy microwave weapons could be used as a non-lethal antipersonnel weapon.

Brain implants 'read' monkey minds
Brain implants have been used to "read the minds" of monkeys to predict what they are about to do and even how enthusiastic they are about doing it.

Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) product line. This line includes high-energy laser (HEL) and high-power microwave (HPM) weapons
Raytheon's goal is to develop, produce and field leap-ahead directed energy weapons, enabling war fighters to put energy on target at the speed of light. Taking directed energy technology to a weapon system implies transitioning this technology from the laboratory to a production weapon system.

One definition of Directed Energy Weapons is that they are "weapons [that] are not designed to kill people, but rather to kill electronics, disrupt or destroy digital devices that control information lifeblood of modern societies and modern military forces; these systems move beyond traditional jamming technology
"'Directed-energy weapons [such as lasers] will be the cornerstone of America’s arsenal in the 21st century. … [They have] the potential to become the single most transforming weapon,' he told a conference sponsored by the Lexington Institute, a public policy think tank.

The Netherlands is famed for its tolerant attitude toward drugs, but some Dutch say a commercial for a new iced cappuccino drink glorifies cocaine use and has gone too far.
Slurping coffee 'lines' may be the last straw.

Iraqis threaten breakaway province
Al Jazeera reports that some Iraqi southern governorates will break away from the central government in Baghdad. Apparently this is why the southern Iraqi oil fields are no longer pumping oil to the southern terminal.

Monday, August 09, 2004

Accident at Japan nuclear plant 

At least four people have been killed in the deadliest accident to have hit a Japanese nuclear power plant
Seven people were also injured, after steam leaked from a turbine at the Mihama plant in Fukui prefecture.

Why does Karl Rove, President Bush’s political advisor, not want you to know what is happening on the Arizona border?
Is an “August Surprise” Brewing in America?

Kerry: Immigration reform would make 'Protect Arizona Now' unnecessary
Sen. John Kerry refused Sunday to get in the middle of the high-profile battle in Arizona over an initiative to bar state benefits to those not here legally.

Enforce the Laws or Ruin the Country
Enforce the Laws or Ruin the Country.

Misreading The Truth In Sudan
Sudan — Tucked behind the featureless hills that rise abruptly from the Saharan sands outside El Fasher, Musa Khaber sits cross-legged beneath a parched tree in the early dusk. Clothed in a flowing white djellaba and turban, Mr. Khaber, a Janjaweed militia leader, is guarded by armed followers, their guns trained nervously on the meeting spot.

Flashback: Israel to kill in U.S., allied nations
Israel is embarking upon a more aggressive approach to the war on terror that will include staging targeted killings in the United States and other friendly countries, former Israeli intelligence officials told United Press International.

Vietnam soldiers 'sacrificed by Nixon'
Israel is embarking upon a more aggressive approach to the war on terror that will include staging targeted killings in the United States and other friendly countries, former Israeli intelligence officials told United Press International.

Giant Japanese bank merger mooted
Japanese banking group UFJ Holdings is considering a fresh merger proposal from its rival Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group that could create the world's biggest bank by assets.

White House Intercedes for Gas Project in National Forest
Overriding the opposition of the U.S. Forest Service and New Mexico state officials, a White House energy task force has interceded on behalf of Houston-based El Paso Corp. in its two-year effort to explore for natural gas in a remote part of a national forest next door to America's largest Boy Scout camp.

Big Business Becoming Big Brother
The Emerging “Surveillance-Industrial Complex”

Government officials at the National Transportation Safety Board are trying to leverage an emotive incident to push regulations that infringe on American privacy and civil liberties
Big Brother in the car.

Boston City Councilor Warns Against 'Police State'
14 Arrested Over Weekend As Part Of 'Operation Neighborhood Shield'.

China may attack the island in 2006, says business adviser, adding that the Olympics would not deter Beijing
MNCs 'planning to evacuate Taiwan'.

MIRACLES AND WONDERS Last week, USA Today reported a joint effort between Qualcomm and American Airlines' to allow passengers to make cellphone calls from aircraft in flight. According to the story, the satellite-based system employs a "Pico cell" to act as a small cellular tower.
Before this new "Pico cell," it was nigh on impossible to make a call from a passenger aircraft in flight. Connection is impossible at altitudes over 8000 feet or speeds in excess of 230 mph.

Draft Riots Feared
No Matter Who Wins in November, Draft Will Return.

Stern's listeners could tip the race, some analysts say
In Washington and swing states across the country, a manly chunk of politically unpredictable and historically apathetic voters are hearing the call of a New York City shock jock bent on ousting President Bush.
Howard Stern

Israeli missiles hit Gaza refugee camp, witnesses say
Israel fired five helicopter missiles into the fringes of Rafah refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on Sunday but there was no immediate word of casualties, Palestinian witnesses said.

Saudi Daily: Israel May Carry Out Anti-Semitic Attacks to Increase Aliyah
Israel May Carry Out Anti-Semitic Attacks to Increase Aliyah.

As parents of two severely autistic boys, Kevin and Cheryl Dass of Kansas City, Mo., face a world of heart-ache and worry.

Pakistani may be at centre of US plot
Al-Qaeda operatives, who US authorities say were plotting an attack to disrupt the American elections, were communicating with a Pakistani man whose recent arrest provided information about reconnaissance of financial institutions in New York, New Jersey and Washington.

Al-Qaeda reconnaissance of US buildings 'shockingly' detailed: Ridge
US homeland security chief Tom Ridge defended the timing of recent terror alerts in the United States, saying the "shocking new detail" of Al-Qaeda reconnaissance of US buildings compelled officials to act immediately.

Anti-Kerry Vets Led by Longtime GOP Operative, Bankrolled by Bush Cronies
US homeland security chief Tom Ridge defended the timing of recent terror alerts in the United States, saying the "shocking new detail" of Al-Qaeda reconnaissance of US buildings compelled officials to act immediately.

Yes, it's real. It's the U.S. military's actual name for its plan to quell 'civil disturbances.'
Governor George Pataki must have been thinking of the upcoming siege of Republican Square Garden when he said Thursday, after the arrests in Albany of two mosque members in an FBI phony-terror-plot sting, that "there are terrorists among us who would do us harm."

When Kerry worked with Cheney on Vietnam P.O.W.'S
The story I am about to lay out is one of high irony, for it is a story of how—roughly a decade ago—John Kerry, the Democrats' presidential candidate, allied himself with Dick Cheney, George Bush's vice president, on a critical issue—Vietnam prisoners of war.

Evidence of Pentagon Psychological Warfare Operations Against U.S. Citizens Surfaces in Want Ads
The U.S. military’s domestic operations command says it is not planning or conducting a secret psychological warfare campaign to manipulate the opinions of American citizens, despite a U.S. Air Force document suggesting such activities might be taking place.

President Bush’s budget for next year scares the hell out of me. A letter from Ellen Tauscher, my congresswoman, delivered the wake-up call
The other day I received a letter from Representative Ellen Tauscher, my congresswoman. She told me about President Bush’s upcoming budget, and what she said scared the hell out of me.

All is not well, Mr. Greenspan…
In his latest testimony before the Senate, Alan Greenspan gave an upbeat review of the economy, saying that the current recovery is broad-based and sustainable. Greenspan is undoubtedly one of the best-informed economists on the planet, and highly revered, so he must know what he’s talking about. But judging by their spending habits, consumers do not necessarily share his optimistic views.

Condemned abuses of eminent domain: The Poletown neighborhood of Detroit was razed to make way for a Cadillac plant; 23 years later, the Michigan Supreme Court said it never should have happened - too late for Poletown but perhaps not for residents of Garden Grove
One of the most persistent myths foisted on society by the political left is that property rights benefit mainly the rich and powerful.

The lies that led to war
In his 2003 State of the Union address, U.S. President George Bush cited British intelligence claims that Iraq had secretly imported uranium ore from Niger to make nuclear weapons.

The corporate takeover of Austin Access Television (ACTV) continues. Thursday of last week, News 8 Austin, owned by Time Warner (which is behind Austin Music Partners, which is taking over Channel 15) reported that by this week Austin Music Network (AMN) would be merged with ACTV.

Norman Mailer: Why I Am Protesting the Presidency
The legendary writer and journalist talks with Amy Goodman about the November election, the state of protest today and the historic 1968 conventions which he chronicled in "Miami and the Siege of Chicago."

To Our Politicians From a Spiritual Working Stiff
YOU ARE NOT OUR LEADERS. No one that I know goes to sleep at night saying, "My leaders are in Washington, D.C." I fume when you refer to yourselves as our leaders. You may pass laws while sitting in committees and having Rose Garden ceremonies, but the laws come after the real leadership has been implemented.

Russia has completed more than 90 percent of the Bushehr nuclear reactor in Iran.

Reuters to shift editorial jobs to India
Financial news and information provider Reuters Group PLC plans to outsource as many as 20 editorial jobs to India from more expensive newsgathering locations around the world, a company spokeswoman said Monday.

AUTISM-MERCURY LINK APPEARS TO BE ESTABLISHED, attempted cover up by the U.S. Government is suspected

?United States waives off $ 495 Mln debt to Pakistan?
The US has signed an agreement to waive off 495 million-dollar debt Friday in Islamabad.

?United States waives off $ 495 Mln debt to Pakistan?
The US has signed an agreement to waive off 495 million-dollar debt Friday in Islamabad.

FBI: Al-Qaida could use helicopters, limos
NYC expected to get tourist helicopter restrictions.

Did Jewish Diamond Merchants, Israeli Arm Smugglers and Jewish/Russian Mobsters Finance Al Qaeda?
Documents obtained by The Post show that on Jan. 2, 2001, an Israeli arms dealer in Panama named Simon Yelnik sent an e-mail to a Russian arms merchant in Guatemala discussing an order that "our friends in Africa need." Attached was a list of assault rifles, ammunition and rocket-propelled grenades as well as 20 SA-8 missiles and 200 rockets for BM-21 multiple rocket launchers.

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Minister Urges Bush Family to Ditch Possessions  

Bush Family Listens as a Minister Urges Wealthy Congregation to Ditch Possessions
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - A clergyman implored his affluent congregation, including President Bush's family, to jettison their material possessions, gently mocking George H.W. Bush's struggles on the golf course to drive home his point. The Bush family that gathered at the front of the church Sunday morning is wealthy by any measure. They convened here at the 11-acre family compound owned by the former president and perched on the Atlantic Ocean. It is worth millions of dollars. The current president lists among his assets his Texas ranch, worth between $1 million and $5 million. He also has U.S. Treasury notes valued at $5 million to $8.7 million. He sold his share of the Texas Rangers baseball team in 1998 for more than $15 million.

Bush's immediate response was: "Tribal sovereignty means that. It's sovereign," he said. "You're a .. you're a ... you've been given sovereignty and you're viewed as a sovereign entity," he added.

Bush explains meaning of tribal sovereignty
Laughter greeted President George W. Bush today when he explained the meaning of tribal sovereignty at the UNITY 2004 minority journalists convention.

BIG BROTHER WATCH: ILLINOIS launches compulsory mental health screening for children and pregnant women
Orwellian program in Illinois seeks to place all pregnant women and children through compulsory screening for "mental defectives."

Traces of the antidepressant Prozac can be found in the nation's drinking water, it has been revealed.
Prozac 'found in drinking water'

"Unusually Good" Meteor Shower Expected Thursday
The annual Perseid meteor shower, which peaks the night of Wednesday August 11, is poised to maintain its reputation for putting on a stellar show.

Sudan crisis has been going on for decades -- the media just ignored it
With United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan personally visiting the Darfur region where thousands of Sudanese have been slaughtered, raped and displaced by their own countrymen, and with world powers threatening to sanction Khartoum for its alleged responsibility for that catastrophe, it is tempting to conclude that while one part of the world is sick, the world beyond it is not.

A new ballot system is accused of erasing records, but the courts say nobody should expect it to be perfect. So is Florida heading for another vote-rigging row? Ros Davidson reports
Electoral fraud claim returns to haunt America’s sunshine state

Chicago Man Arrested in Plot to Bomb Courthouse
Gale Nettles, 66, told a fellow inmate of his desire to use a fertilizer truck bomb to blow up the Dirksen federal building, authorities said. The inmate told authorities, and undercover FBI agents and other informants contacted Nettles after he was released from prison last year.

Time details 'new al Queda' plot on U.S.
Alleged plans to use speedboats and divers for NY attacks before elections.

Flashback: 2002-FBI: Possible scuba diver attacks
The FBI sent a nationwide alert Thursday night to state and local law enforcement agencies saying that it has received information about a possible threat from underwater divers, but the agency emphasizes the alert carries no specific information.

Anti-terrorist diver detection system to be evaluated by US Navy
Intelligence sources have reportedly raised concerns about Al Qaeda links with a Dutch scuba diving school and recent incidents have highlighted the vulnerabilities of ships and coastal sites to attacks of this nature. In March 2004 Hamas frogmen attacked an Israeli beachfront guardpost from the sea and in April 2004 oil rigs off the Iraqi coast were targeted by a number of small boats.

Flashback: Feb. 2004-Scuba Diver found dead in Hudson River
Feb. 2004-Scuba Diver found dead in Hudson River.

Flashback: The Hawaii Channel is reporting another suspicious diver in their waters. The unauthorized diver was spotted about 10:23 p.m. near the Coast Guard Cutter Kukui. This is the Fourth report of suspicious activity around US coastal waters. One in upstate New York, one in Honolulu Harbor, and one in Hollywood, Florida.
Diver Sighting Prompts Massive Search.

Iraq-Viet War Coincidences Noted
A now-disputed account of a North Vietnamese attack on U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin led President Lyndon B. Johnson to escalate America's involvement in Vietnam, a chain of events drawing comparisons on its 40th anniversary to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

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