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Saturday, August 21, 2004

White Cane and Wheels 

White Cane and Wheels Director: Paul Apelgren
White Cane and Wheels is a nonfiction performance piece chronicling the day-to-day struggle of a husband and wife, their disabilities, their humor and their choreographed lives.

U.S. Rep. Jim Leach says U.S. needs to leave Iraq as soon as possible
“The choice between food and medicine for poor Americans will disappear,” Leach said. “This is the first and only time that something significant has happened after almost two decades of debate on the subject. From a progressive perspective, it is not trivial.”

Conspiracy, or Stupidity?
Most conspiracy buffs underestimate human stupidity. They see people they consider smart and powerful do stupid things, and they think the people must have some hidden ulterior motive. Surely people in such high positions, they think, couldn't do something that dumb.

Bloomberg pushes for the new stadium by implying it would be a good place for protest to be held. Cool, then the consession stands could be open for the protestors. For Mayor, Antiwar Protest Makes a Pro-Stadium Case. "Think about the people that want to protest for the Republican convention," Mr. Bloomberg said, responding to a question about the proposed stadium. "Wouldn't it be great if you could put a hundred thousand-odd people indoors and they could have a real protest? I mean I think that would be a venue that New York City should have, so that people that want to express themselves can get together. They have rights, too."
United for Peace and Justice officials were not amused by the stadium suggestion. "It is outrageous for him to use our protests as a ploy for the controversial West Side stadium," said Bill Dobbs, a spokesman for the organization. "And anyway, 100,000 isn't big enough."



Friday, August 20, 2004

RNC in New York City = Danger! 

"Out of these troubled times, our objective: a new world order can emerge,". President George H. W. Bush told the U.N. on September 11th 1990. "Today, that new world is struggling to be born, a world quite different from the one we have known."

"If the people were to ever find out what we have done,"the same Bush told reporter Sarah McClendon in 1992, "we would be chased down the streets and lynched." George H. W. Bush 9/11/90

Police Turn Up Volume (LRAD) for GOP Convention
Forget the megaphones. Police will have a much more high-tech — and louder — option to make themselves heard over the din of Manhattan traffic and noisy protesters outside the Republican National Convention.

LRAD
LRAD Information

LRAD - Hearing Damage!!!
"Inside 100 yards, you definitely don't want to be there," said Gruenler, adding that the device is recommended for a range of 300 yards or less. Hearing experts say sound that loud and of that high a frequency - about 2,100 to 3,100 hertz - could be dangerous if someone were exposed to it long enough. "That's a sensitive region for developing hearing loss," said Richard Salvi, director of the Center for Hearing and Deafness at the University at Buffalo. "The longer the duration, the more serious it is."

U.S. soldiers in Iraq have new gear for dispersing hostile crowds and warding off potential enemy combatants. It blasts earsplitting noise in a directed beam
Troops get high-tech noisemaker.

Scientists Say Risk of Water Wars Rising
"We have had oil wars," said Professor William Mitsch. "That's happened in our lifetime. Water wars are possible."

"Poisoning the well" - Analysis by WHR: The "Pod People" And The Plane That Crashed Into the Pentagon
Right now, government shills are working hard to trick web sites into running the claim that a passenger jet did not really hit the Pentagon.

America’s Workers Set to Protest Bush Overtime Pay Take-Away
Aug. 18—Across the nation, America’s workers are set to protest President George W. Bush’s overtime pay take-away, in which some 6 million workers could lose their right to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Other comments by senior Post journalists also were revealing. "We are inevitably the mouthpiece for whatever administration is in power," said Karen DeYoung, a former assistant managing editor who covered the prewar diplomacy. "If the president stands up and says something, we report what the president said."
Bush-Style Politics, Again.

Hundreds of detectives in the NYPD's elite specialized units are being ordered to put aside cases and ride the rails as extra security as early as this weekend, the Daily News has learned
Elite cops flood tubes.

Media are welcome to download and use these 300-dpi images and their related year 2001 news releases (please credit photographer or Sandia National Laboratories)
The purpose of the test was to determine the impact force, versus time, due to the impact, of a complete F-4 Phantom -- including both engines -- onto a massive, essentially rigid reinforced concrete target (3.66 meters thick). Previous tests used F-4 engines at similar speeds. The test was not intended to demonstrate the performance (survivability) of any particular type of concrete structure to aircraft impact.

CIA: We could have stopped him, yeah well then why didn't you? More lies and cover up for the long term goals of the NWO!
The CIA has taken much of the blame for the security lapses that led to 9/11 and the false intelligence on Iraq's WMDs.

Global Eye Prophet Margin
Transcript, Rush Limbo Hour, NBC Radio, Jan. 17, 1943

The Right's Kind of Campus
In 1973, when Richard Mellon Scaife and Joseph Coors kicked together some seed money to start the Heritage Foundation, the Democrats held the Senate and had a 50-seat majority in the House.

The lawyer representing five men accused of plotting the deadly 2000 attack on the destroyer USS Cole said Wednesday the evidence presented by prosecutors "lacked credibility" - including the source of the explosives and boat used in the bombing
Defense lawyer: Cole evidence lacks 'credibility'.

Is administration's political agenda driving warnings of terrorism?
Bush's dubious terror alerts.

United Airlines likely to end pension plans
UAL Corp.'s United Airlines, trying to attract financing to exit bankruptcy, said it probably will terminate and replace all its pension plans.

United Airlines likely to end pension plans
UAL Corp.'s United Airlines, trying to attract financing to exit bankruptcy, said it probably will terminate and replace all its pension plans.

Protesters Next on FBI Lists
Sarah Bardwell did not get the names of the four FBI agents and two police officers who questioned her and her roommates late on the afternoon of Jul. 22 on the front porch of their house in Denver. ''We asked them for their names and they said they wouldn't give us their names because we wouldn't give them ours.''

The Myth of the Fiscal Straitjacket
About 23 years ago, reluctant Republican legislators acquiesced to increasing the statutory ceiling of the federal debt (then $1 trillion) at the behest of President Ronald Reagan, who assured congressmen that the measure would be a one-time event. The pledge has of course been broken repeatedly; America's sovereign debt stood at $6.9 trillion as of January 2004[i].

Two Kinds of Competition
Americans love the competitive element of elections, just as we like competition in sports and economics. But there is an important difference in the substance and result of political competition.

A new credit-scoring system could help millions of Americans—or will it just encourage them to take on more debt?
At least 50 million Americans lack the credit to get credit.

The Chinese state news agency says that about 4,000 corrupt officials have fled the country over the past 20 years
Corrupt officials flee China.

Will Mainstream Censor These ‘Delicate’ Revelations?
Will Mainstream Censor These ‘Delicate’ Revelations

Game Wardens to use M-16 rifles donated by government
The military had a surplus of M-16 rifles and decided to donate them to law enforcement agencies across the country, said Col. James Stinebaugh, director of TPWD’s Law Enforcement Division in Austin.

Reagan dead 23 years after hit by Bush cabal
Scott Hinckley, brother of John W. Hinckley Jr., who allegedly shot Reagan, was to have dined tonight in Denver at the home of Neil Bush, one of the vice president's sons...
Scott Hinckley [is] vice president of his father's Denver-based firm, Vanderbilt Energy Corp... Neil Bush lives in Denver, where he works for Standard Oil Co. of Indiana. In 1978, Neil served as campaign manager for his brother, George W. Bush, the vice president's oldest son, who made an unsuccessful bid for Congress. Neil lived in Lubbock throughout much of 1978, where John Hinckley lived from 1974 through 1980...Sharon Bush, Neil's wife, said... "From what I know and I've heard, they (the Hinckleys) are a very nice family and have given a lot of money to the Bush campaign."


"We have no papers and so we can't register for help with FEMA," said Javier Garfias, who lives down the road from Mr. Adams's farm in a trailer in the town of Arcadia.
Migrant workers suffering Charley's wrath.






Thursday, August 19, 2004

Coup d'etat 

Will Team Bush stage a coup d'etat?
For most Americans, even asking the question sounds absurd. The United States has enjoyed over 200 years without a single forcible overthrow of elected government, and has never cancelled a national election, not even during the Civil War. To imagine the Bush Administration extending its rule through an unconstitutional seizure of power seems a leap into loony land.

Four members of MS-13 have been charged with the murder of Brenda Paz
he area around the crime scene was as picturesque as a postcard. A lazy river ran through it, the lush green mountains of Shenandoah County, Va., formed a rustic backdrop and an old wooden covered bridge and sun-bleached hayfields completed the tableau.

Group Blames Feds Over 9/11 Toxic Smoke
The Bush administration showed "reckless disregard" for public health after the World Trade Center collapse by failing to warn people of the health risks of breathing toxic smoke and dust at ground zero, an environmental group said Wednesday.

911 In Plane Site: Why weren't America and the world shown the video and photographs of the Pentagon, BEFORE the outer wall had collapsed? The Pentagon's outer wall did not collapse for a full 35 minutes after the initial impact. See these astounding photographs for the first time
Given that the outer wall of the Pentagon had not yet collapsed, how does a plane over 44 feet tall and 125 ft. wide, fit into a hole which is only 16 ft. in diameter, as shown in the crystal-clear photographic evidence from the Pentagon? Can physics explain this?

911 Models, renderings, Animations
MikeJWilson911

FBI removed 3 coolers Anthrax investigation
When an anthrax investigation at Fort Detrick, Md., wrapped up last month, FBI agents carried out at least three coolers from the building where the dangerous bacteria is stored, a source told FOX News.

More lies and illusions: Iran Warns Of Preemptive Strike To Prevent Attack On Nuclear Sites
Iranian Defense Minister Ali Shamkhani warned Wednesday that Iran might launch a preemptive strike against US forces in the region to prevent an attack on its nuclear facilities.

Over 1,000,000 Anti-War Protestors Planning To Disrupt Republican National Convention in New York
In just three weeks, thousands of Republican delegates from around America will descend upon New York City for the 2004 Republican National Convention.

Border Patrol union says new rules 'muzzle' critics of the agency
New labor rules proposed by the Department of Homeland Security would muzzle internal critics of the Border Patrol by making it easier to punish and fire agents, who have often been vocal critics of management policies, union officials said.

ER doctor in Pittsburgh fired amid anthrax probe
A doctor whose homes were searched this month by federal agents investigating the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks has lost his job at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

WHR: THE HIDDEN ANTHRAX LETTERS SUSPECT
The FBI knows of a man who was caught entering the lab where the Anthrax used in the letters was kept, after he had been fired for a racially motivated attack on a co-worker. So, why is the FBI wasting its time with Steven Hatfill?

Stolen laptops held sensitive airport-screening data
Six laptops containing sensitive security information for airport screeners were stolen last month from a hotel near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Protest Den
Dare

Al Qaeda Does Not Exist and Never Has
The basic truth is that Al Qaeda does not exist and never has. Al Qaeda is a manufactured enemy who was created by the Bush Administration in order to have an excuse to wage a war for the control of the world"s oil resources.

Kerry deals away his ace in the hole
It appears American voters have little choice between the presidential candidates in the November election when it comes to the disastrous war against Iraq.

The Army's new medium-weight armored vehicle, the Stryker, weighs so much that it curtails the range of C-130 military cargo aircraft that carry it and under certain conditions makes it impossible for the planes to take off, a new report for Congress found.
Hefty Strykers bog down transport planes, report finds.

Darfur and the United Nations
The humanitarian crisis in Sudan has not escaped the attention of the outside world.

Ex Fed Bank Examiner Tells How & Where To Launder Money
Drug dealers, casino skimmers, criminal politicians, listen up. Ex federal bank examiner is about to reveal how and where to launder money and more. This post is so controversial California Indymedia will not run it because fed criminals are taking cover.

Recent indicators suggest that consumer prices in India are rising rapidly. Consumer prices recorded a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 4.8 percent in the second quarter after advancing at a 5.1 percent rate over the first quarter of 2004
The Price is Wrong.

Laissez Faire vs. Interventionism
In eighteenth-century France the saying laissez faire, laissez passer was the formula into which some of the champions of the cause of liberty compressed their program.

What Is War Tax Resistance?
Very simply, it is refusal to pay some or all of federal taxes that pay for war. In the U.S. war tax resisters choose to refuse some or all of their federal income tax and/or the federal excise tax on local and long distance telephone service. Income taxes and excise taxes are deposited by the government into the general fund and at least half of those monies help to pay for the military budget, including all types of weapons of war and weapons of mass destruction.

Drugmakers "Blackmail the Public"
Author Marica Angell says her research shows their huge influence over Congress, the FDA, and doctors is harming Americans.

ATF-NYC: A special team of federal bomb experts who've solved arsons and terrorist blasts around the globe will be posted in Manhattan during the Republican National Convention, working out of a new, high-tech vehicle that can help them quickly analyze evidence
Special team of bomb experts gathering in New York for GOP convention.

Henry George, 1839-1897
Major works of Henry George.

Error Puts Kennedy on Airline No-Fly List
Kennedy says it took three calls to Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge to get his name stricken from the list. The process took several weeks, in all.

Two Michael Moore books due out before Election Day
The other release is a collection of letters written to Moore from U.S. troops in Iraq, "Will They Ever Trust Us Again?"

Gas Storage Facility Near Houston Explodes
Underground Gas Storage Facility Northeast of Houston Explodes; Dozens Evacuated From Homes.

The first time I saw anyone eating food out of a garbage can was some years ago in Chicago. It was my first day at a university in the city and I’d arrived by train from a suburb. I was walking briskly to the school but when I saw the ragged man pulling food from the garbage can and eating it, I stopped short. Call me naïve, but I’d never seen anyone eating out of a garbage can before
The rising tide of homelessness.

The $1 million Harlem renaissance
Times are changing in inner-city neighborhoods. Some areas you once thought were bad are now hot.

Iraqi soccer players angered by Bush campaign ads featuring team
Unwilling participants.

Seiko Epson Develops Micro Flying Robot
The robot, 3.35 inches tall and 0.4 ounces, follows a flight-route program sent by Bluetooth wireless from a computer.

Al Qaeda's Chief Of Ops Has Startling Background
In the April 19 issue, American Free Press reported on the little-noticed point that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the purported chief of operations of the Al Qaeda terrorist network, had told U.S. interrogators that the Sears Tower in Chicago was also an intended Al Qaeda target-a significant fact in light of evidence that Israeli operatives taken into custody on U.S. soil after the 9-11 terrorist attacks were carrying detailed videotapes of the Sears Tower. This week AFP follows up and details the little-known background of Mohammed.

Pixel this - and computer giant loses millions
London: A tiny shading error in a computer program involved Microsoft in a multi-million dollar business fiasco, the head of the firm's geopolitical strategy unit has disclosed.

A Formula for Effective Protests
Nobody is listening - because nothing relevant is being said. Protesters are expressing their rage and frustration, but slogans do not sell ideas, - commercials do. The message must be changed. The protest movement must start to inform the public. It’s time to advertise.

People Judge Bush! Be part of a historic event in New York City on August 26!
Every day that the war and occupation in Iraq continue, Iraqi civilians are killed, injured, denied civil liberties, jailed, abused and tortured by the occupation forces while their basic services and economy are deteriorating. Meanwhile, our sons and daughters are being killed and maimed.
peoplejudgebush.org

U.S. Poll Firm in Hot Water in Venezuela
U.S. Polling Firm Lands in Middle of Venezuela Referendum Dispute After Predicting Wrong Outcome.







Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Bush & Kerry are Soviet Agents 

American Dictators
American Dictators documents the sorry state of democracy in the (alleged) Land of the Free at the start of the new millennium.

Secretive bank gets new scrutiny
LUXEMBOURG The world's largest and most obscure public bank rises above the Kirchberg Plateau in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg like a cream and concrete layer cake, sheltering a potent, blue-chip financial institution that has ever so discreetly managed to outspend and outborrow the much better-known World Bank in Washington.

Caught On Tape: Cops Use Taser Gun On Man Trying To Get Home
Officers in hurricane-ravaged Fort Myers used a Taser gun on a man allegedly trying to get by a police barrier to get home, and it was caught on tape.

SOCIALISM - A CON GAME OF THE ECONOMIC ELITE
America is being socialized and everyone knows it. Most people seem to grudgingly accept socialism as being inevitable, but is it really? What the average person has a hard time figuring out is why super rich people like the Kennedys, Fords, and Rockefellers promote socialism.

FBI “anti-terror” task force targets Bush administration opponents
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has embarked on a large-scale operation to intimidate and attack opponents of the Bush administration’s war policy. In advance of the Democratic National Convention held earlier this month in Boston and the upcoming Republican convention in New York City, the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) has mobilized agents to spy on, interrogate and threaten antiwar protesters and disrupt their activities.

Cosmic ray link to global warming boosted
The controversial idea that cosmic rays could be driving global warming by influencing cloud cover will get a boost at a conference next week. But some scientists dismiss the idea and are worried that it will detract from efforts to curb rising levels of greenhouse gases.

US to move military bases closer to Russian borders
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has informed his Russian counterpart Sergey Ivanov on US plans to shift its forces stationed around the globe, in some cases potentially bringing them closer to Russia's borders, Mr. Rumsfeld told reporters while flying home from Russia.

Raytheon Delivers Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle Payloads For Fort Greely
Raytheon has delivered the first deployable flight elements of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Ground- based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program from its Missile Defense Kinetic Kill Vehicle production facility in Tucson, Ariz.

Human shields pour into holy city
Around 2000 self-styled "human shields" poured into Najaf yesterday to join Shiite insurgents holed up in the gold-domed mosque, as fresh battles in the holy city prevented a quick victory by US and Iraqi forces.

De facto dictatorship USA
Powerful interests from within and without have collectively, and over time, by means of bribery, intimidation, blackmail, and assassination, usurped the Constitutionally-mandated government of the United States.

Fresh fears for Alaska's bears
The mighty Alaskan Kodiak bear is the world's largest land carnivore.

IDF Teaches US Soldiers Guerilla Response
In order to improve their skills and learn firsthand tactics adopted by the IDF in urban and guerilla warfare in the West Bank and Gaza, US Army units are undergoing training in the special anti-terror school located in the Adam base near Modi'in.

Minutes of Silence That Should Live in Infamy
Whatever we are as Americans, or what we used to think we were, we valued common sense.

The whole world is watching
If militants violently disrupt the GOP convention, it could be Chicago 1968 redux -- and Christmas in August for the Bush campaign.

He's a success in advertising who made up to $90,000 a year in New York. But close to half of his take-home pay went to rent: $1,950 for a 450-square-foot apartment on the Lower East Side
Bright Lights, Big Rent Check.

Spying in America: How the Pentagon is Overcoming Privacy Laws to Spy At Home
A new provision buried in an intelligence appropriations bill moving through Congress would exempt Pentagon agencies from the Privacy Act, vastly expanding their ability to gather intelligence inside the United States, including recruiting citizens as informants.

The Fed’s Dangerous Experiment May Be Drawing To A Close
“Carry on rising” is not the latest instalment from the famous British “Carry On” film comedies of the 1960s, but seems to be the new message emanating from the suddenly “hawkish” Greenspan Fed.

Suspicious liquid shuts Ft. Wayne airport
“A liquid leaked from an unclaimed bag today inside the Fort Wayne International Airport, causing some workers to report feeling ill and prompting authorities to halt passenger service.

Documents in National Archives Prove George W. Bush's Grandfather Traded with Nazis - Even After Pearl Harbor
“After 60 years of inattention and even denial by the U.S. media, newly-uncovered government documents in The National Archives and Library of Congress reveal that Prescott Bush, the grandfather of President George W. Bush, served as a business partner of and U.S. banking operative for the financial architect of the Nazi war machine from 1926 until 1942, when Congress took aggressive action against Bush and his "enemy national" partners.

"Bushwhacked: Inside Stories of True Conspiracy"
Bushwhacked is a collection of articles written by Uri Dowbenko, the best of which shine a light on long-standing government corruption, the Bush family and the New World Order, in addition to some esoteric ones that might better have been left out of this particular book.

Who Was Jesus?
Within public society today there are a limited number of acceptable ways in which to view Jesus. You can think of him as a simple social activist, or as a wise spiritual guru, or as a failed political resistor of the Roman Empire. It’s permissible to view him as a great spiritual figure and it’s generally understood that he wasn’t a bad guy. He meant well, it’s just that his followers have over-done it. All of this speculation is considered well and good and many scholars have been applauded and supported for promoting each of these watered down views of Jesus.

Iraqi Commander Swears He Saw US Evacuate Saddam
Author's Note: This article first appeared on FarShores on 8/12/03. In the interest of accuracy, I have pulled that draft and replaced it with this updated version.

Countdown to World War Three
As fighting resumes in the holy city of Najaf, more may hinge on the outcome than we realize.





Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Soviet States of America Growing 

Kiss Your Internet Good-bye
But, contrary to the deceptive techno-babbling rhetoric, Internet 2 is nothing more than a controlled Internet, similar to the one currently in place in totalitarian countries like China and Cuba.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday suggested that First Amendment rights of free speech and free assembly are "privileges" that could be lost if abused(?)
Mayor suggests free assembly a 'privilege'.

Wiretapping the Web
A literal reading of electronic eavesdropping laws—coupled with a new FCC proposal—may make it easier for Washington to watch you online.

CYBER FEARS ON FED'S WEB PLAN
With little fanfare, the Federal Reserve will begin transferring the nation's money supply over an Internet-based system this month — a move critics say could open the U.S.'s banking system to cyber threats.

Children of criminals to be 'targeted' and 'tracked'
Children of criminals are to be "targeted" and "tracked" from an early age by the Government to prevent them following their parents into a life of crime, as part of a campaign to tackle the next generation of offenders.

Tattletale Society Explodes: Spy on Your Neighbor for the Homeland
Just like in 1984, citizens are encouraged to spy on their neighbors to seek out terrorist activities and protect the homeland.

MEDICAL SYSTEM LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) seems to believe that the only safe gun is no gun at all. This has been the view of most doctors who publish in medical journals in this country.

Goss: the mystery man
Nominated to head the CIA, GOP congressman keeps details about spy past close to the vest.

Foreign Policy/Intelligence Columnist Andy Martin Says McGreevey Sex Scandal was Israeli Intelligence Operation
America's most respected foreign policy/intelligence analyst, Out2.com's Andy Martin, will publish a column and hold a news conference in New York today (Aug. 16) to disclose that the New Jersey sex scandal involving Gov. James McGreevey was really an Israeli intelligence operation gone sour.

Lyon graves vandal says he was inspired by neo-Nazis in U.S.
An unemployed graphic artist who acknowledged spray-painting swastikas on Jewish gravestones in southeast France told investigators he was inspired by a TV documentary on American neo-Nazi groups, officials said yesterday.

BUSH X-RAY
BUSH X-RAY

Feds monitoring anti-GOP activists
Concerns about mayhem at New York convention

ATTENTION: "PUBLIC SERVANTS"
On December 23, 1913 the United States Congress passed the FEDERAL RESERVE ACT and by that committed the greatest act of TREASON in U.S. history. It surrendered the nation's sovereignty and sold the American people into slavery to a cabal of arch-charlatan bankers who proceeded to plunder, bankrupt, and conquer this nation with a MONEY SWINDLE.

U.S. Screwed Pooch By Outing Its Own al Qaeda Mole
The revelation that a mole within al Qaeda was exposed after Washington launched its "orange alert" this month has shocked security experts, who say the outing of the source may have set back the war on terror.

'Secret Pentagon' hidden under mountain
Known familiarly to government insiders as the "underground Pentagon," this is where Vice President Dick Cheney set up shop in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and where he sometimes is when his office is being secretive about Cheney's whereabouts.

Air marshals cover only a few flights
Federal air marshals protect less than 5 percent of daily U.S. flights, and the numbers are declining, despite assurances by the federal government that most planes would be protected, according to estimates provided by marshals, pilots and a retired airline executive.

Already against drug imports, FDA raises specter of terror
"Cues from chatter" gathered around the world are raising concerns that terrorists might try to attack the domestic food and drug supply, particularly illegally imported prescription drugs, acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Lester Crawford says.

Cable TV Snooping
An acquaintance who is involved with telecommunications recently told me that the snoops have the ability to listen in ("two-way interaction" is the way he put it) through some kind of "black box" in our television sets, via the cable hookups we invited into our homes. He went on to say that a friend of his working through television repair school was advised *NOT* to question the purpose of the black box in the set that he was training on at the time.

CIA-backed opposition suffers defeat in Venezuelan referendum
The Venezuelan people on Sunday delivered a stunning defeat to a right-wing coalition backed by Washington, rejecting its demand for the ouster of the country’s elected president, Hugo Chavéz.

Investigative Report: Another Clinton Scandal Coming?
Hillary Clinton is flying high within the Democratic Party as a marquee star that many hope will launch a presidential run in 2008 or 2012 or join up as a vice presidential contender. But previously unknown federal documents outlining potentially serious election law violations could spell trouble for the junior senator from New York and some high-fliers in the Democratic Party.

Mercenaries In Arab Dress Attacking Najaf
The Illegal, Immoral Violence Against Muslims In Najaf.

The Coincidence Theorist's Guide to 9/11
That governments have permitted terrorist acts against their own people, and have even themselves been perpetrators in order to find strategic advantage is quite likely true, but this is the United States we're talking about.

200 apps clash with XP SP2
Consumers will be offered a major upgrade of Windows XP after Microsoft releases Service Pack 2 through Windows Update later this week.

EU to build wall after blasting Israel's
Just one month after the U.N. and EU launched a furious campaign against Israel's security fence, culminating in the International Court of Justice ruling that the fence is illegal, the EU announced it's planning to build a separation fence of its own, and invited Israel to participate in the construction.

Gap between haves, have-nots expands
Over two decades, the income gap has steadily increased between the richest Americans, who own homes and stocks and got big tax breaks, and those at the middle and bottom of the pay scale, whose paychecks buy less.

Gap between haves, have-nots expands
The Trade Deficit's Widening Threat.

Is Ken Lay A Criminal?
The recent federal indictment of former Enron Chairman Ken Lay seems to be quite popular with the political classes and the public at large, following the trend in prosecutions of "white collar crime" over the past few years.

Japan-Cloudy skies ahead for economy
Despite a recent upturn in the nation's economy, clouds are beginning to form.

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%.

A Central Banker's Nightmare: Inflation and Slow Growth Together
One of the dirtiest words in the economic lexicon is making the rounds again: stagflation.

Terror risk weighs on US economy
Terrorism has overtaken weak job growth to become the biggest perceived threat to the US economy, a survey says.

One eyewitness to the Pennsylvania crash, Linda Shepley, told television station KDKA in Pittsburgh that she heard a loud bang and saw the plane bank to the side before crashing
Hijack Ends in Pennsylvania Crash.

Goss and Bush suck, you suck, Ridge sucks, etc.
As I was reading Bush Beat this morning (August 10), I choked when I saw your quote from Bush calling Porter Goss "a reformer." I live in the "battleground" state of New Hampshire. Bush has started a new series of ads calling himself a "reformer."

This is a list of prominent politicians killed in plane crashes in recent years:
Politicians killed in plane crashes Friday, October 25, 2002

6000 Florida voters live in Israel
When decision time comes this autumn, the real swing votes in the 2004 presidential election may not come from Pennsylvania, Ohio, or even the notorious Florida. The ultimate Bush-Kerry battleground may turn out to be somewhere more far-flung and unexpected – Israel, Britain, even Indonesia.

Reservists Say War Makes Them Lose Jobs
Increasing numbers of National Guard and Reserve troops who have returned from war in Iraq and Afghanistan are encountering new battles with their civilian employers at home. Jobs were eliminated, benefits reduced and promotions forgotten.

‘Pentagon ready to weaponise space’
A report refers to possible Chinese plans to develop ‘parasitic’ microsatellites that could destroy US satellites by commands on the ground.

Saddam's oil-food fraud: 'UN let him do it'
Toward the end of 2000, when Saddam Hussein's skimming from the oil-for-food program for Iraq kicked into high gear, reports spread quickly to the program's supervisors at the United Nations.

As the Republican National Convention nears, street people have started to disappear
The Ghosts of Penn Station.

Kerry's royal roots will give him victory, says Burke's
When it comes to American presidential elections, blue blood counts.
So say British researchers who predict that Democratic challenger John Kerry will oust President George Bush on November 2 because he boasts more royal connections than his Republican rival.


Universities: Tyranny's Breeding Grounds
The pall of political correctness has settled over university campuses across the land and is suffocating independent thinking. One of the collateral casualties is erosion of support for the Bill of Rights and for limited government.

New York Vs. the Protesters City Must Balance Freedom, Security
Hundreds of thousands of antiwar protesters, abortion rights supporters, labor rights activists and anarchists are preparing to unfurl banners, march through the streets and rally in the parks, loosening a cacophonous roar of protest during the Republican National Convention.

Does Your Government Really Have an Interest in Protecting You from Terrorism?
Like the Bush administration's misleading statements concerning a collaborative relationship between al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein, such deception hides what really drives U.S. government policy.

Skin cancer patient 57-year-old veteran called for duty
He’s 57 years old, afflicted with skin cancer, partially deaf and suffers from high blood pressure. But the U.S. Army still wants Master Sgt. Luis Jaime Treviño. He’s 57 years old, afflicted with skin cancer, partially deaf and suffers from high blood pressure. But the U.S. Army still wants Master Sgt. Luis Jaime Treviño.

C.I.A. Officer Denounces Agency and Sept. 11 Report
A senior officer for the Central Intelligence Agency who led the unit that tracked Osama bin Laden has written a blistering letter to the Sept. 11 commission, attacking both the C.I.A. and the commission itself over what he sees as a failure to punish "bureaucratic cowards" in the intelligence agencies.

Illegal border crossers major trespassers in once-quiet backcountry
Almost 70,000 people have been apprehended by the Border Patrol in East County since October. The Border Patrol figures about one-fourth of the people trying to make their way north are being caught.





Monday, August 16, 2004

News 

Dick Cheney, Hugo Chavez and Bill Clinton's Band Why Venezuela has Voted Again for Their 'Negro e Indio' President
There's so much BS and baloney thrown around about Venezuela that I may be violating some rule of US journalism by providing some facts. Let's begin with this: 77% of Venezuela's farmland is owned by 3% of the population, the 'hacendados.'

New York ready to unleash fury on Republicans
The smiling face of former New York mayor Ed Koch beams down from posters all over the city. 'The Republicans are coming,' it says underneath. 'Make nice.'

F.B.I. Goes Knocking for Political Troublemakers
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been questioning political demonstrators across the country, and in rare cases even subpoenaing them, in an aggressive effort to forestall what officials say could be violent and disruptive protests at the Republican National Convention in New York.

FACTS UPDATE ON FLORIDA: AN RMN EXCLUSIVE
Today, we all realized that a disaster like this brings out both the best and the worse in people. I waited in an endless line at a gas station for almost 2 hours with a dozen gas containers today. As it was my turn to finally pull up to the pump, a Dodge Ram pickup flew into my spot from no-where. The driver jumped out and announced that he was a "news" reporter and that he needed gas to get back to Tampa to report the "news". Obviosuly, he felt he had priority over the gas my remaining neighbors needed for their electric generators. But the absolute worst act of greed took place yesterday when we bought two generators from HOME DEPOT in VENICE, Florida. The first purchase of a 5250kw generator at 11AM cost us $500. At 7PM last night, the EXACT SAME GENERATOR cost us $619. They raised the price for the same generator $119 and changed the stock number so that they won't get fined by FEMA. All I can say is that HOME DEPOT needs to be boycotted from coast to coast for price gouging and taking advantage of those of us who are trying to survive this disaster. I have the receipts to prove it.

Venezuela’s Opposition Resorts to Phony Exit Polls
In the wealthy Caracas neighborhood of Altamira would-be voters are experiencing extended delays, and some have spent as much as 12 hours waiting in line.

UK's Independent Newspaper Falsifies Venezuela Election Results!
Let's talk about lousy, lazy, yellow journalism, and in a left-leaning paper, too. First, it's a bit early for such predictions, no? Second, it's still 8:15PM on the 15th here in Caracas, too early to legally release results, hell, the polls are still open for four more hours! Third, let's have a source for these numbers, Hannah. There are no "mid-morning results"! The only source, and I use the term loosely, to claim to release early results was Enrique Mendoza, a premiere member of the opposition group Coordinadora Democratica [sic], hardly an unbiased source, and he was shot down when the government banned early results.

Were The 9/11 Hijackers Really Arabs? Maybe Not
But in modern times, Israeli suicide missions have been undertaken. In The Other Side of Deception, former [Israeli] Mossad officer Victor Ostrovsky described one 1989 venture: the participants were "all volunteers" advised that there was effectively "no possibility of rescue should they be caught."

Police want you to pay for their wire taps
Canada's police chiefs propose a surcharge of about 25 cents on monthly telephone and Internet bills to cover the cost of tapping into the communications of terrorists and other criminals.





Sunday, August 15, 2004

$lavery 

U.S. shamefully delayed request to ship vests to Iraq
U.S. shamefully delayed request to ship vests to Iraq.

Plan to Redeploy 70,000 Troops - Douglas Feith, the under secretary of defense for policy, has briefed German officials. "Everything is going to move everywhere," Mr. Feith said a year ago, as the administration was developing the details of the plan. "There is not going to be a place in the world where it's going to be the same as it used to be."
"This will strengthen our ability to address threats abroad, improve our capability to protect America, and ease some of the burden on our uniformed military and their families,"

The Connection: Water and Energy Security
The energy security of the United States is closely linked to the state of its water resources. No longer can water resources be taken for granted if the U.S. is to achieve energy security in the years and decades ahead. At the same time, U.S. water security cannot be guaranteed without careful attention to related energy issues. The two issues are inextricably linked, as this article will discuss.

Attackers armed with machetes and automatic weapons raided a U.N. refugee camp in western Burundi, shooting and hacking to death at least 180 men, women and children, U.N. officials said
180 Congo Refugees Massacred in Burundi.

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.

Kerry leading Bush in key swing states
Although polls show the US presidential race a virtual dead heat, Democrat John Kerry appears to be gaining an edge over George W. Bush among the key states that could decide the outcome.

ELITIST SLAVERY Internships Exploit as They Exclude
NEW YORK--In college, it is said, you learn the most about life outside of class. Working to pay my tuition gave me a first-rate education in the American class structure.

The 15 ways to stop global warming
Published in this week's issue of Science, the study has debunked earlier beliefs that new sources of energy will have to be created to stop the use of fossil fuels, which are responsible for global warming.

Cannabis extract shrinks brain tumours
Cannabis extracts may shrink brain tumours and other cancers by blocking the growth of the blood vessels which feed them, suggests a new study.

Brain disease surge linked to modern life
The number of people suffering from brain diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and motor neurone disease, has soared in Western countries including Australia - and environmental factors are the likely cause, say scientists.

1.3 billion reasons to worry about oil
With 1.3 billion people, a phenomenal rate of economic growth, and an insatiable consumer demand for cars, China will soon come into direct conflict with the United States over oil, the world's most valuable and increasingly scarce industrial commodity.

Israeli Espionage: When a Honey Trap Goes Bad A Governor Resigns
With the news out that in fact James McGreevey is, by his own admission, a homosexual; the Mossad honey trap has become somewhat unglued. Golan Cipel, the object of the Mr. McGreevy’s affection, worked for the Israeli consulate in New York in the 1990’s and other posts in a capacity to serve the Israeli espionage service and its targeting of American politicians and the American political system.

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin wants Bush to end 'backdoor draft' of troops
"Maybe the president should go back" into the military, Harkin said. "He didn't do much when he was young. How about Cheney? During the Vietnam War, Vice President Cheney said he had five deferments and he had other priorities."

An Israeli / Rove Connection?
The McGreevey Scandal.

The man who claims Gov. James E. McGreevey sexually harassed him was pushing for a cash settlement of up to $50 million before the governor decided to announce that he was gay and had an extramarital affair
Former McGreevey official sought $50 million, aides say.

Get ready to vote again, suckers!
Don't worry, whoever is elected, whether Democrat or Republican, he will be uniquely qualified to sell out your interests to the highest bidder while paying 'freedom' the lip service you assholes really deserve.

A War for Israel
One may speculate whether Powell would have raised the issue had he not been asked, but apparently he felt the need to clear the air following an uproar that occurred ten days earlier when Virginia Democratic Congressman Jim Moran claimed that: "If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq, we wouldn't be doing this."

Israel is in the midst of its plan to use the United States military, which it controls, to conquer Iraq and divert Iraqi oil to the Haifa refinery via the Mosul to Haifa pipeline. The U.S. has built airbases at H2 and H3 (which stand for Haifa 2 and Haifa 3) to protect this strategic pipeline. The pipeline is intact, fully operational, and is being used to covertly send oil to Israel. Paid for with the blood of American soldiers that die in Iraq.
THE WAR FOR ISRAEL - (and you thought the oil was for the U.S.)








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