Saturday, September 25, 2004

Bush's Grandfather Financed Hitler 

Rumors of a link between the US first family and the Nazi war machine have circulated for decades
Now the Guardian can reveal how repercussions of events that culminated in action under the Trading with the Enemy Act are still being felt by today's president.

Former CIA agent Ray McGovern: "There might be a real or staged terrorist attack in order to postpone the elections," McGovern said. "This might seem outlandish; I hope it is."
"It wasn't a bipartisan commission; it was more like a bipolar commission," McGovern said. "To say that no one could prevent 9/11 was a bold-faced lie. It basically let the president and everyone responsible off the hook."

NOW with Bill Moyers - 9.24.04: Debates Overview
Presidential debates can change the course of elections, but George Farah, executive director of Open Debates, has evidence showing that the debates' rules of order have been hijacked by the two main political parties. The result? Moderators can't ask follow-up questions, important issues are never raised, and credible third-party candidates are excluded from the proceedings altogether.

U.S. destroyers deploying off N. Korea
Ships are first phase in Bush plan for 'missile shield'.

The Holocaust Continues: Israeli army destroys Gaza homes
Israeli army bulldozers have torn down the homes of more than 200 Palestinians in the Gaza refugee camp of Khan Yunis, United Nations aid officials say.

RatherGate, how much scripted?: CBS and Dan Rather "apologized".

Rathergate.com was created on 09/10, one week before CBS "realised" their mistake. Registered by Mike Krempasky, who recently disclosed, that he is the political director for American Target Advertising, a Virginia firm run by Richard Viguerie, the conservative strategist widely credited with inventing political direct mail and helping Ronald Reagan and numerous other Republicans get elected.

NOTE: The quote, that Krempasky also said, that he is "using Roger Stone's email system" for one of his California statewide campaigns, is based on a wrong investigation by an online blogger. (The Quote was from Douglas Lorenz of theagitator.com)

According to TIME Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, CFR-member Dan Rather and Donald Rumsfeld co-own a ranch in New Mexico.
Rather/CBS Articles from The Washington Dispatch.

RatherBiased.com: Documenting America’s most politicized journalist

In its rush to air its now discredited story about President George W. Bush's National Guard service, CBS bumped another sensitive piece slated for the same "60 Minutes" broadcast: a half-hour segment about how the U.S. government was snookered by forged documents purporting to show Iraqi efforts to purchase uranium from Niger
The Story that Didn't Run.

Haiti fears that the storm ' Jeanné has caused the disappearance of the island the Turtle
An expedition of the UN will be transferred today to the island of the Turtle, in the North coast of Haiti, to evaluate the effects of the storm ' Jeanné.

Networks blacked out on DeLay aides' indictments
On September 21, three top aides to U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) were indicted on charges of illegally raising political funds from corporations in 2002. Major newspapers carried the story, some of them on the front page -- but the evening newscasts on the three major TV networks did not.

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world’s major sources of instability
Americans are directly connected to this conflict, and increasingly imperiled by its devastation.

MOSCOW: Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev, who has claimed responsibility for the Beslan hostage crisis, was helped by at least 10 accomplices in the Ingush interior ministry when he led an attack on the Russian republic that left 90 dead, a report said on Friday
"These crooks provided information to the terrorists on how many police were deployed and where and on the least protected sites and on the time at which it would be best to carry out the attack,"

D.C: Metro Starts Disaster Training for Passengers
Commuters attending a training program at the Brentwood rail yard learned survival skills so they can help other riders in an emergency.

Army Floats a Trial Balloon
The U.S. Army believes scenes such as the one that has unfolded repeatedly over the past two days near Freeway Airport in Bowie might be as much about the future as a quaint reenactment of a bygone time.

Editorial: CIA boss failed test
Goss did not offer himself as a take-charge kind of guy. Rather, he came off as a take-no-responsibility kind of guy.

CBS Nixes'60 Minutes' Story on Iraq War
The report on weapons of mass destruction was set to air on Sept. 8 but was put off in favor of a story on President Bush's National Guard service.

The power of positive thinking is the president's shield from reality
The hollow world of George Bush.

Hendrix brother loses royalty row
A US judge has ruled Jimi Hendrix's brother cannot share in the royalties from the rock legend's posthumous releases and merchandise.

What life's like in a refugee camp in Sudan
Having walked 20 days to get to a refugee camp, she now helps look after the 10,000 children there.

Militia member still in critical condition
Arizona Guard border militia member Kalen Riddle remained in critical condition at a Tucson hospital Friday.

NYU confronts its suicide problem with counseling and a questionable questionnaire
"What is wrong with NYU that all these kids are taking their lives?" says Rachel Basse, a junior in the university's general studies program.

Friday, September 24, 2004

Depleted Uranium:Washington's Secret Nuclear War 

DU: Washington's Secret Nuclear War
Illegal weapons of mass destruction have not only been found in Iraq but have been used against Iraqis and have even killed US troops.

The Hidden Push to Privatize Public Schools
With the election looming, George W is back to claiming that he's a "compassionate conservative" – and as evidence he cites his centerpiece education law, the No Child Left Behind Act.

Corruption: Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge had investments last year in a number of companies with contracts with his department and others who want to profit from homeland security, a new list of his assets shows
Ridge, a former Pennsylvania Republican congressman and governor appointed by President Bush in 2001 to run the nation’s homeland security effort, held assets valued from $100,000 to $815,000 last year, according to information he supplied in a filing with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics.

If the "war on terror" were real, it would involve the cessation of American terrorism against everybody else. It would also require a serious examination of anti-American motives, since nobody on Planet Grownup can possibly imagine young people blowing themselves up for some abstract hatred of American "freedom."
Jurassic Park, Psuedo-events, and Prisons: The fallout from US Torture at Abu Ghraib in Baghdad; Basra; Mosul; Bagram AFB in Afghanistan; Ad Nauseam

Unanswered Questions: Thinking For Ourselves
Gore Vidal is America's most controversial writer and a ferocious, often isolated, critic of the Bush administration.

LewisNews gets visit from local Sheriff and the Secret Service
It was the agent's view and training that people who read certain kinds of books do certain kinds of things. Its called Profiling, and it doesn't have much credibility. Censorship is the complete inversion of the 1st Amendment right to freedom of speech and belief. What are Federal agencies doing snooping among people's books?

Global Eye By Chris Floyd
How many times must the truth be told before it conquers the lies?

US troops stop honouring Iraq 'no-go' deals
The US military has never officially recognised truces negotiated by the interim government of Iyad Allawi, the prime minister, though they honoured them in practice until Tuesday.

Doctors Without Borders
Why you can't trust medical journals anymore.

Can USA pay for its wars for Israel and Halliburton/Bechtel?
The greatest threat to world peace and stability today comes from the US dollar, which remains the foundation of the global economic and financial system.

Congress extends tax cuts for years
Congress overwhelmingly approved $146 billion in middle-class and business tax cuts Thursday night, handing President Bush a big victory 40 days before the election.

Congress Slouches Toward Home
The Republican-controlled Congress is shambling to the end of one of the lightest workloads in decades without a hint of embarrassment, concentrating on the defense of the flag, tax cuts and marriage while failing at the most demanding obligations of government.

Hilton: FEMA videos are being subpoenaed
"FEMA officials, who had already set up camp for Tripod II by the morning of September 11th 2001, videotaped all of this in detail. These videos are being subpoenaed in our lawsuit against Bush for personally ordering 911 to happen."

Olbermann 'Exposes' Krempasky Rathergate.com
Krempasky, known to FlynnFiles readers as the designer of this site, is a guerrilla internet activist involved with PaveFrance.com, RedState.org, and Rathergate.com. Olbermann referred on his broadcast to "one Mike Krempasky," who, he claims, didn't divulge "his professional connections." What??? It's no secret who Mike Krempasky is. He works for conservative direct-mail guru Richard Viguerie. He didn't hide his association with RatherGate.com.

RatherBiased.com: Documenting America’s most politicized journalist

Rathergate.com was created on 09/10, one week before CBS "realised" their mistake
Registered by Mike Krempasky, who recently disclosed, that he is the political director for American Target Advertising, a Virginia firm run by Richard Viguerie, the conservative strategist widely credited with inventing political direct mail and helping Ronald Reagan and numerous other Republicans get elected.

canonical name rathergate.com
Mike Krempasky.

This hour long documentary follows the award-winning reporter-sleuth Greg Palast on the trail of the Bush family.

Bush May Back Sharon, but Jewish Voters Back Kerry
A poll released this week by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) showed that 69 percent of Jewish voters currently intend to cast their ballots for Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry while 24 percent plan to vote for the incumbent.

Let's Get Real By PAUL KRUGMAN
Mr. Bush claims that Mr. Kerry's plan to secure and rebuild Iraq is "exactly what we're currently doing." No, it isn't. It's only what Mr. Bush is currently saying. And we have 18 months of his administration's deeds to contrast with his words.

Kerry is Doing Much Better than the Polls State
Recently Pollster John Zogby of Zogby International wrote an article discussing how the Newsweek Poll that showed an 11-point lead for the president after the convention was flawed and deceitful.

Bush administration tries to remove language protecting gay federal workers
The Social Security Administration is trying to remove language from the agency's labor contract that protects its employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation. The change would make it legal for gay and lesbian employees in the Bush administration to be discriminated against, or even fired, by their employers.

Ministers were told premier was seen as stooge
British officials gave warning more than two years ago that Iyad Allawi, the interim Iraqi prime minister, was seen as "a western stooge" who "lacked domestic credibility", secret documents seen by The Telegraph reveal.

Israel pushing for and attack on Iran
"The international community now realizes that Iran does not only pose a threat to the security of Israel but to the security of the whole world," Shalom told the General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting.
How should Israel respond to Iran's nuclear program?

The Left's Favorite President
Thus has George W. Bush become the best thing that has happened to the socialist left in some 15 years.

What Kerry won't tell Americans
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry has just taken the ultimate dare of American politics: He's started telling them the truth about Iraq.

Army's War Game Recruits Kids
Your kids can download the "America's Army'' video game for free. Well, it is free for them. You have already paid for it with your tax dollars. In the game, kids get to kill people with cool weapons that look and respond like the real things. They get to ambush terrorists and, when caught in a firefight, they can hear bullets whistle past their ears and even hear the shell casings from their M-16s clatter onto the concrete floor.

Pentagon to close 35 percent of overseas bases
Over the next decade, the military will abandon 35 percent of the Cold War-era bases and buildings it uses abroad, even as it seeks to expand a network of bare-bones sites in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe to help fight terrorism.

Hundreds pack meeting on recovery efforts, available federal help
Flood victims voice frustration over aid.

One Arrested, Others Detained at NY Airports
At least one man claiming to be a pilot has been arrested and up to nine others detained in at least two of New York's three area airports, as officials probed the possibility some of those held were carrying knives, tickets booked for flights Tuesday morning and might be hijackers.

Life is a Gas: Methane Might Support Underground ET
While the lab work doesn't reveal what's really down there, it has nudged a controversial theory about what's under our feet one step closer to the mainstream.

Thursday, September 23, 2004

"And so it goes" 

On HAITI: You know if the government needed $100,000,000 to build a bomb no problem, they'd pull it out of their ass in a second. But when it comes to feeding and caring for people it's like pulling teeth. It's so sad. Of course, it also has much to do with RACE. I bet if the people of HAITI had WHITE skin both Bush & Kerry would have their lazy asses down there for a photo shoot. Rep. Meek spoke up when the administration released $60,000 in aid? Bush spends that much on a few suits. The sum has increased to $2 million but even Venezuela is sending $1 million. Annan is a bore as well, he says he "is deeply saddened by the heavy loss of life and destruction". thi3rdeye can't stand men in fancy suits eating fancy food drinking fancy shit pretending their sorry. It's all bullshit. Not an ounce of sincerity among them. People suck. SZ

U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-Miami, who had criticized the initial relief effort from the State Department as inadequate, said, "I welcome the announcement of a U.S. aid package for victims of the devastating floods that ravaged the northern regions of Haiti. "However, it saddens me that the United States, as leader of the free world, took so long to come to the plate."
"However, it saddens me that the United States, as leader of the free world, took so long to come to the plate." US to give hurricane-stricken Haiti $2 million in relief aid...

Venezuela gives US$1m to Haiti after tropical storm Jeanne
Venezuela will also send a boat with food, water, tents and a rescue squad to Haiti, said Information Minister Andres Izarra.

It should have been a time of carnival and celebration. Instead it has turned into a catastophe-Floods kill 2,000 as Haiti faces a year of disaster
It was to have been Haiti's "Big Year", a time of carnival and celebration, the bicentennial of independence for a nation of self-freed slaves who defeated Napoleon's colonial army.

Haiti: The confirmed death toll has reached 1,013 in Gonaives, with about 1,200 more missing
Crowds of hungry and thirsty people who may not have had food for days have been gathering around relief centres, hampering the handing out of supplies.

Staging the Presidential Debates
Presidential debates can change the course of elections, but George Farah, a remarkable young author and executive director of Open Debates, has evidence showing that the debates' rules of order have been hijacked by the two main political parties.
PBS Schedule.

House leaders want to increase federal investigators' anti-terrorism powers similiar to a Patriot Act II draft proposal from last year, as senators make final changes in their legislation addressing the Sept. 11 commission's recommendations
House GOP reviving PATRIOT II.

Cleveland ranked nation's poorest big city
With a poverty rate of 31.3 percent in 2003, Cleveland stands out even in Ohio: Cincinnati's was 21.1 percent, Toledo 20.3 percent and Columbus 16.5 percent. The overall poverty rate in the United States was 12.7 percent, according to the survey released Aug. 26.

Don’t Privatize Plunder
George W. Bush wants to "reform" and "fix" Social Security, and "privatize" aspects of it. Certain "free market" groups seem to like this idea, while admitting that "these reforms are costly" and may entail "transition costs… from $7 trillion to $8 trillion total before the transition is completed in mid-century.

Global uncertainty dents Wall Street banks
Challenging conditions in equity markets, reflecting uncertain global political and economic conditions, have hit the profits of Wall Street's major investment banks, Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers warned yesterday.

The Myth of the Wasted Vote
Recently, I was surprised to see a long-term Libertarian's car sporting a Kerry/Edwards bumper sticker. "What's with the Kerry bumper sticker?" I asked my friend. "Isn't it self-explanatory?" he replied sarcastically. "Okay, okay, I see that you’re going to vote for Kerry. I just want to know why. I thought you would be voting Libertarian."

'al Qaeda': A Non-Entity Before 9/11
Many researchers claim the name al-Qaeda was made up in middle ‘90s by a variety of American functionaries (one of them being none other than Richard Clarke) as an all-purpose villain the U.S. could blame as a convenient reason for its military adventurism.

Cat Stevens Calls U.S. Deportation 'Ridiculous'
Muslim convert and former pop star Cat Stevens returned to Britain on Thursday after his deportation from the U.S. over ``potential'' terrorism links sparked an Anglo-American diplomatic row.

Affluent state impoverished at urban core
On average, Maryland is home to some of the nation's most affluent, well-educated residents. But within those figures lie the stark realities of Baltimore, which ranked as the 18th-poorest city in 2003, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released yesterday.

Here’s the Piece that ‘60 Minutes’ Killed for Its Report on the Bush Guard Documents
In its rush to air its now discredited story about President George W. Bush’s National Guard service, CBS bumped another sensitive piece slated for the same “60 Minutes” broadcast: a half-hour segment about how the U.S. government was snookered by forged documents purporting to show Iraqi efforts to purchase uranium from Niger.

Kerry: Allawi's Take on Iraq Unrealistic
"And even today, he blundered again saying there are only a handful of terrorists in Iraq," Kerry said. "I think he's living in a make believe world."

Mike Bonanno Talks about "The Yes Men," Impersonating WTO Officials and the Truth about George W. Bush
If you want to know what free trade fantasists really believe about the stretch of corporate power -- such as giving companies the right to buy someone’s vote and letting supply and demand sort out democracy -- then you’ll want to check out a new film called The Yes Men.

BUSH ENCOURAGES ATTACKS ON OUR TROOP: Every time George W. Bush, or one of his campaign surrogates, lies about John Kerry, and says that Kerry will withdraw our troops from Iraq, he encourages Iraqi insurgents to ramp up their attacks in order to drive Bush from office
Counterspin Central.

Fannie Mae Shares Drop Amid SEC Probe
Fannie Mae Shares Drop Amid SEC Probe Into Alleged Accounting Problems at the Mortgage Giant.

The technical director of Hopkins' Information Security Institute warns in a new report that computerized voting is critically flawed. But proponents are downplaying the risk
E-lective Alarm.

Iran/Contra scandalista, Otto Reich, leaving the Bush Administration to work for the president's reelection campaign
The Reich stuff.

Are We in Saidad or Baghgon?
Journalist Jennifer Harper had come across a "solicitation" from the Pentagon's futuristic research arm, DARPA.

Bracing for modern brands of warfare
Rumsfeld wants DoD to focus on combating nontraditional threats - This “irregular” warfare challenge is characterized by insurgency and civil war and has been dubbed by Pentagon officials as a “strategy of the weak.” Less likely, but of growing concern, are “catastrophic” threats that aim to paralyze U.S. leadership and power with surprise attacks on symbolic and high-value targets.

Bin Laden's Useful Idiots
That the Cold War ended without our tearing our nations to pieces, as Britain and Germany did, was a triumph, especially considering the awesome power of our weaponry.

The Free Market vs. the Draft
Coerced military conscription – also known as the draft – is perhaps the single most anti-freedom action governments regularly take against their own citizens.

House May Revive Parts of Patriot Act II
House Republicans plan to revive portions of the Justice Department's ``Patriot Act II'' draft in legislation to address the Sept. 11 commission's recommendations to strengthen America intelligence capabilities, The Associated Press has learned.

Oregon High Court Takes Nader Off Ballot
Ralph Nader will not appear on Oregon's general election ballot, the state Supreme Court said Wednesday, overturning a lower court decision.

Bush Cost Me My Brother
So to whom it may concern: Don't vote for Bush. No. Just don't do it. I would not be happy with you.

Palestinian film festival slammed
Could incite hatred, Jewish group says.

Whistleblower Sues for Release of 9/11 Info
Sibel Edmonds, a former FBI contract linguist who was terminated in 2002 after becoming a whistleblower regarding the 9/11 tragedy.

Top Education Boss Found To Have Faked Her Credentials
A woman who rose to one of the top jobs in the New York City school system over 20 years has pleaded guilty to faking her credentials.

Hostage claim a hoax: Downer
IT wouldn't be an election campaign without the Battle of the Black Hole, and yesterday Peter Costello claimed to have found one in Labor's tax and family policy.

Researchers invent antenna for light
US researchers have invented an antenna that captures visible light in much the same way that radio antennas capture radio waves.

Deforestation Exacerbates Haiti Floods
The torrents of water that raged down onto this city, killing hundreds of people, are testimony to a man-made ecological disaster. Poverty has transformed Haiti's once-verdant hills into a moonscape of bedrock ravaged by ravines.

Haiti Storm Death Toll Could Reach 2,000
Workers dug new mass graves for corpses that still littered this flood-ravaged city Thursday as the death toll from Tropical Storm Jeanne rose to more than 1,070 and residents grew increasingly agitated from a lack of food and drinkable water.

Key Genes Help Fish Oil Fight Cancer
Certain fish oils can help protect against breast cancer. But a USC study shows that specific genes can double their preventive punch. The findings may help boost researchers’ cancer-killing arsenal.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Millions Blocked from Voting in U.S. Election  

Millions of U.S. citizens, including a disproportionate number of black voters, will be blocked from voting in the Nov. 2 presidential election because of legal barriers, faulty procedures or dirty tricks, according to civil rights and legal experts
The largest category of those legally disenfranchised consists of almost 5 million former felons who have served prison sentences and been deprived of the right to vote under laws that have roots in the post-Civil War 19th century and were aimed at preventing black Americans from voting.

Timeline shows truth of Impending Bush Draft in 2005
Summer, Fall 2004 – MOCK DRAFT LOTTERY HELD, SAMPLE MEDICAL EXAM REPORT ORDERS ISSUED TO MAIL LIST. Alternative Service geared up for first time in 31 years! Papers to place Conscientious Objectors with employers actually drawn up. SSS brought up to 95% operational capability, full Medical draft capability set for 2005, all DRAFT BOARD vacancies filled by Spring 2005! On March 31, 2005, the SSS Director must report to the Congress that the entire system is primed and ready to open 2,000 draft board offices and start inducting within 75 days, or June 15, 2005.

Draft? Bush’s war needs troops
ALARM is spreading that President Bush may seek a military draft, or mobilize more of the National Guard and Army Reserve, to obtain enough combat troops to wage his bogged-down Iraq war.

Flight 587 crashed into Queens in November 2001, killing 265 people
CSIS told Flight 587 NYC crash not "accidental"

More than 25 percent of public school teachers in Washington and Baltimore send their children to private schools, a new study reports
Public schools no place for teachers' kids.

Three Linked to DeLay Indicted in Texas Scandal
Three men with close ties to U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay were indicted on Tuesday along with eight companies for illegal fund-raising activities in a political action committee formed by the powerful Texan.

Salih Booker : The crisis in Darfur: This wolf is real, and nobody's listening
Once upon a time the U.S. secretary of state went to the UN Security Council and cried, "Wolf!" He said that the evil Saddam Hussein had been building weapons of mass destruction and posed an immediate threat to the United States and the world. Over 1,000 American deaths later, there are no WMDs to be found.

Former CIA Agent Says Bush to Blame for 9/11
Former CIA agent Ray McGovern went over what he considers the failures of the intelligence community and current administration over the past few years. He has 27 years of experience as a CIA analyst to draw upon and has dealt with every administration from Kennedy to Bush Sr.

Defiant Bush defends war in speech to UN
President George Bush yesterday delivered an unrepentant speech to the United Nations defending the war in Iraq and calling on the world to help rebuild the country.

Doctor-Assisted Price Fixing?
President Bush, in his acceptance speech to the Republican convention, said a top priority for his second term would be reducing the regulatory burden on the nation’s physicians: "To make health care more affordable and accessible, we must pass medical liability reform now," Bush said, adding, "[I]n all we do to improve health care in America, we will make sure that health decisions are made by doctors and patients, not by bureaucrats in Washington, D.C."

Bush takes the bait
Bravo to John's offensive on Iraq. He has re-framed this debate for what it really is: a trade-off between Saddam in power and the chaotic, terrorist incubator it now is.

One-Party State: The Republican Monarchy
If the Republican Party weren't so successfully tied into basing the sale of their rule on deceptive Orwellian phrases -- that mean the opposite of what they say -- they would be honest and run on the slogan that most characterizes their anti-democracy government: "Looking Backward."

A man has been arrested on charges he used alcohol and pornography to recruit teenagers to deface a Westchester County train station and synagogue with anti-Semitic stickers, prosecutors said Monday
Man charged with recruiting teens for hate crimes.

The Former Cat Stevens Gets Plane Diverted
United Airlines Flight 919 had already taken off from London en route to Dulles International Airport when the match was made between the passenger and the watch list, said Nico Melendez, a spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration.

If America were Iraq, What would it be Like?
What would America look like if it were in Iraq's current situation? The population of the US is over 11 times that of Iraq, so a lot of statistics would have to be multiplied by that number.

Planet Earth has a population of 6 billion but only two men hold it in palm of their hands: George Bush and John Kerry. In November this world leader and multi-million-heir will go head to head for the title of president, but before the election they'll have to compete in another contest: a Bling-Off
From secret societies to personal stylists, we'll show you what it takes and how much it costs to become the next "leader of the Free World".

Plot Thickens in Smith & Indian Casinos Case
Following the trail of a story like the one breaking at the BIA -- first centering on the person of Deputy Assistant Secretary Wayne Smith but now pin-balling around to touch on a whole supporting cast of players -- seems like the unfolding of an Indian country soap opera.

Central Brooklyn faces big change
Central Brooklyn, its political might rooted decades ago in the civil rights era, is on the cusp of change that promises to usher in leaders with different agendas but a similar need to forge alliances across racial and ethnic lines, insiders say.

Electronic-Vote Critics Urge Changes to System
Voting activists on Wednesday enlisted computer experts, a trained monkey and a man on a hunger strike in a last-minute pitch to convince officials to improve the security of electronic vote-counting systems.

The Last Deception By PAUL KRUGMAN
The point is that by winding down America's military presence, while promising aid to those who don't harbor anti-American terrorists and retaliation against those who do, the U.S. can probably leave behind an Iraq that isn't an American ally, but isn't a threat either. And that, at this point, is probably the best we can hope for.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Assassin armed with a hunting rifle hunting for Bush in Manhattan 

(Oswald #2 on the loose! This sounds ridiculous. Why would someone leave so many clues behind if they really wanted to succeed in this task? Insanity or sanity?) City alert in threat to Bush -Inside his house in Bainbridge was a picture of Bush with the words "Dead Man" spray-painted near it, law enforcement authorities said
The Secret Service clamped down on midtown last night to protect President Bush from a possible assassin armed with a hunting rifle.

Timeline shows truth of Impending Bush Draft in 2005
Summer, Fall 2004 – MOCK DRAFT LOTTERY HELD, SAMPLE MEDICAL EXAM REPORT ORDERS ISSUED TO MAIL LIST. Alternative Service geared up for first time in 31 years! Papers to place Conscientious Objectors with employers actually drawn up. SSS brought up to 95% operational capability, full Medical draft capability set for 2005, all DRAFT BOARD vacancies filled by Spring 2005! On March 31, 2005, the SSS Director must report to the Congress that the entire system is primed and ready to open 2,000 draft board offices and start inducting within 75 days, or June 15, 2005.

Attention Deficit America: Excuse me, but the story is not CBS and the George W. Bush National Guard documents. The story is: How did the US Congress, the opposition party, the news media, and the US public let the Bush administration start a war based on phony documents?
The Bush administration did not check out the "stovepiped" phony "intelligence" fed them by Iraqi exiles with an agenda and by neoconservatives determined to turn the "war on terror" into a war against Iraq, Iran, and Syria.

Though military personnel lean conservative, some vocally support Kerry - or at least a strategy for swift withdrawal
"We shouldn't be here," said one Marine infantryman bluntly. "There was no reason for invading this country in the first place. We just came here and [angered people] and killed a lot of innocent people," said the marine, who has seen regular combat in Ramadi. "I don't enjoy killing women and children, it's not my thing."

Kerry Fund Raisers Met With South Korean Intel Agent
A South Korean man who met with John Kerry's fund-raisers to discuss creating a new political group for Korean-Americans was an intelligence agent for his country, raising concerns among some U.S. officials that either he or his government may have tried to influence this fall's election.

If terrorists detonate a nuclear bomb in the city, as many as 1 million people will have to be tested and treated for radiation and officials will confront mass hysteria that could cause as many casualties as the device, experts say.

When Fascism Comes to America It Will Be Embraced by FOX News
"The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public. . ."– Former Vice President Henry A. Wallace, the New York Times, April 9, 1944

Goss appears second on the left. He is seated between notorious CIA pilot and drug smuggler Barry Seal (third left) and the equally-notorious CIA assassin Felix Rodriguez (front left), a Cuban vice cop under the corrupt Mob-run Batista regime who later became an Iran Contra operative and a confidant of the first George Bush.

exposing the Bush Doctrine of greed, repression and fraud
Democratic Underground poster Dems Will Win obtained an unpublicized military draft planning document through a Freedom of Information Act request, seen first here on theBlatantTruth! Please read this! BushCo is planning to conscript everybody up to the age of 34 for all kinds of duty

The United States plans to sell Israel $319 million (178 million pounds) worth of air-launched bombs, including 500 "bunker busters" able to penetrate Iran's underground nuclear facilities
Israel seeks U.S. "bunker bombs"

Stipend for Injured Service-Members to Expire; FOIA Lawsuit Update: VCS Weekly Update
The stipend pays $51 per day, plus lodging expenses, for a family member to stay with a severely injured soldier while he or she is recovering in a military medical center.

40 percent of Army reservists fail to report to Fort Jackson
Only about 60 percent of reservists ordered to report to Fort Jackson have reported so far.

Efforts to slow down the growth of the world's population by linking poverty relief to women's rights and access to birth control are working, the UN says
Slowing population 'lacks funds'.

Now They Want to Euthanize Children
In the Netherlands, 31 percent of pediatricians have killed infants. A fifth of these killings were done without the "consent" of parents.

Soviet Scientists Planned “Invulnerable” Military HQ on the Moon — Paper
In the days of the Cold War Soviet commanders and their best scientists were working on a project to build military headquarters on the Moon, the Novaya Gazeta weekly reports. The paper writes that the lunar base project was developed thirty years ago and was only abolished because of its enormous cost.

'Big Brother' can see who's misbehaving in traffic
''Big Brother is watching you, and you don't have the faintest idea,'' Metro police Sgt. Terry Wills said as he commanded the chopper over the highway, keeping up with the oblivious speeding trucker.

More than 600 dead in Haiti
Corpses and weeping relatives filled morgues in Haiti after Tropical Storm Jeanne left more than 600 people dead, another tragedy for the Caribbean country in a year marked by revolts, military interventions and deadly floods.

Oil Hits $47 as Supply Worries Linger
Oil prices hit a one month-high of $47 a barrel on Tuesday as China showed no let-up in its strong import growth and traders worried that U.S. petroleum inventories had drawn down heavily due to Hurricane Ivan.

Credit Cards That Scream "I'm Rich!"
Led by the Amex Centurion black card, this growing breed of plastic packs more perks and panache than ever for the consuming elite.

Boom threatens American dream
More Americans are becoming house-poor.

What is the relationship between Weimar Germany andWall St. of the late 90s? On the surface, what could be more different? Stock market booms are the best of times while hyperinflation is a nightmare
Weimar and Wall street.

Chinese Company Takes Over Long Beach, CA, Shipping Port
What most people DON'T KNOW is the fact that COSCO is 100% owned by the PLA--the PEOPLES' LIBERATION ARMY of RED CHINA.

The transatlantic drift
The war in Iraq has taken a bitter toll on relations between Europe and America, writes Ian Black.

On 31 August 2004, during the Republican National Convention in New York City, around 1,200 people were arrested and sent to a makeshift detention/processing center, which used to house city buses, at Pier 57. (Over 1,800 were arrested during the entire RNC)
Images from inside the facility are rare. The photos and videos featured here come from Jacob Richards and Connie Murillo, who were arrested that day. A couple of these photos were posted to NYC Indymedia, but Richards and Murillo have kindly allowed The Memory Hole to post more photos and several videos. Regarding how the images were taken and smuggled out, they write.

9-11 'Drills': The lost "war drill"?
There is more behind the "Saudi-Laden-flight" story, than just a political cover-up, or a planted distraction, as many 9/11 truthseekers suggested . . . The key angle of the story is not the flight itself, but the guy, who okayed it: Dale Watson (at that time FBIHQ).

May 6, 2004: FAA Official Scrapped Tape of 9/11 Controllers' Statements
At least six air traffic controllers who dealt with two of the hijacked airliners on Sept. 11, 2001, made a tape recording that same day describing the events, but the tape was destroyed by a supervisor without anyone making a transcript or even listening to it, the Transportation Department said in a report today.

Put Away Your Hankies...a message from Michael Moore
Enough of the handwringing! Enough of the doomsaying! Do I have to come there and personally calm you down? Stop with all the defeatism, OK? Bush IS a goner -- IF we all just quit our whining and bellyaching and stop shaking like a bunch of nervous ninnies. Geez, this is embarrassing! The Republicans are laughing at us. Do you ever see them cry, "Oh, it's all over! We are finished! Bush can't win! Waaaaaa!"

TSA Readies Secure Flight for Testing; Latest Moves Include Posting of Privacy Assessment and Draft Order to Airlines
"This is an important moment in aviation security; we are advancing a vital tool to combat terrorism and checking off another recommendation from the 9-11 Commission,".

"They Lied And Deceived The Young And The Innocent" - Mother of Slain Soldier Blasts Iraq War After Disrupting Laura Bush Speech
We speak with Sue Niederer, the mother of U.S. Army Lt. Seth Dvorin, 24, who was killed in Iraq in February. Niederer was arrested Thursday after disrupting a speech by first lady Laura Bush while wearing a T-shirt that bore a picture of Seth with the caption "President Bush You Killed My Son."

French Internet provider confirms US block on government sites
Wanadoo, France's biggest Internet provider, confirmed Monday that it was on a US blacklist of companies around the world that have been blocked from accessing US government and military websites.

Kerry: Withdrawal From Iraq Would Begin Next Summer
Kerry sees a crisis of 'historic' dimension.

The Pentagon's New Map: Our Government's Hellish Vision of Endless War Against Hapless Third-Worlders
It really comes down to this: without an "enemy," our parasitical "national security" establishment has no reason to exist in its present form, much less continue to grow.

Havens That Have Become a Tax on the World's Poor
A new group aims to expose how billions of pounds which should be funding development is being hidden offshore.

The Global Water Privatization Pandemic
Water Privatization: Born in the USA.

Monday, September 20, 2004

Pentagon blocks absentee voters 

Pentagon blocks site for voters outside U.S.
PARIS In a decision that could affect Americans abroad who are not yet registered to vote in the Nov. 2 presidential election, the Pentagon has begun restricting international access to the official Web site intended to help overseas absentee voters cast ballots.

US capital a magnet for foreign spies
Alleged spying by Taiwan and Israel indicates a broader trend, experts say: Espionage, even by 'friends,' is rising.

FLIGHT 93: One question, “is what happened to the physical wreckage of the plane?” “There was no plane,” Ernie Stull, mayor of Shanksville, told German television in March 2003: “My sister and a good friend of mine were the first ones there,” Stull said. “They were standing on a street corner in Shanksville talking. Their car was nearby, so they were the first here—and the fire department came. Everyone was puzzled, because the call had been that a plane had crashed. But there was no plane.”
9-11 Mysteries Remain.

9-11: Photos Suggest Flight 93 Absent from 'Crash Site'
Some are speculating that the wreckage was an exploded landfill...

The Take. A new film. In the wake of Argentina’s spectacular economic collapse in 2001, Latin America’s most prosperous middle class finds itself in a ghost town of abandoned factories and mass unemployment. In suburban Buenos Aires, thirty unemployed auto-parts workers walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats and refuse to leave. All they want is to re-start the silent machines. But this simple act —the take —has the power to turn the globalization debate on its head.
The Take. It's about Argentina.

Redux: Flying Fascism on Your Doorstep
Of greater significance was the introduction of the new DCHD (Domestic Control Hover Drones), which were displayed and offered for sale. They're about a meter in diameter and probably weigh about twenty kilograms each. It looks like a life ring (life preserver) with a motor in the middle of it.

On British TV, Dan feared the price of "asking questions".

Inside the Bush administration policymaking apparatus, there is strong feeling that U.S. troops must leave Iraq next year
Quick exit from Iraq is likely.

"Osama Bin Lotto"
This is the last full week in September. That means it's time to write about the October Surprise.

Schwarzenegger Vetoes Minimum Wage Bill
Siding with his business allies, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (news - web sites) vetoed bills Saturday that would have raised the minimum wage to $7.75 an hour and required economic impact reports before local governments approve Wal-Mart-like mega-stores.

Ireland is most profitable tax haven for US firms
Ireland is the most profitable country in the world for US corporations, a detailed analysis of global tax havens has found, writes Sean O'Driscoll in New York.

China executes three bankers for fraud (Sounds like a good plan!)
Some 20 million yuan in the scam has yet to be recovered. At least seven others were involved and are being tried separately.

The End of Hope?
For many, this is a time of desperation and depression. For one, this is a time of hopelessness.

Classic guerrilla war forming in Iraq
Recent upsurge in attacks against authorities and US forces has parallels, and differences, with past insurgencies.

Naomi Klein Interview: Baghdad Year Zero: Pillaging Iraq in Pursuit of a Neocon Utopia
We speak with journalist and author Naomi Klein about privatization and reconstruction in Iraq which is the subject of her new article in Harper's Magazine called "Baghdad Year Zero: Pillaging Iraq in Pursuit of a Neocon Utopia."

Understanding weather modification
Cloud seeding.

Chemtrails are no longer just a 'conspiracy theory'
How many times have you heard government officials and NASA scientists referring to chemtrails as “nothing but a conspiracy theory?”

Porter Goss's Links to the 9/11 Terror Network
If your senator is a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, tell him/her to ask Mr. Goss about his established personal relationship to the Head of Pakistan Military Intelligence (ISI), General Mahmoud Ahmad, who according to the Washington Post "ran a spy agency notoriously close to Osama bin Laden and the Taliban" (Washington Post, 18 May 2002).

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Fury Bomb-Grade Plutonium Sails to France from US with little protection  

WEAPONS-grade plutonium, sufficient to make up to 40 nuclear warheads, is expected to be loaded onto two armed British ships in the US this week and then carried across the Atlantic to France
"It would be a disaster if plutonium were to be diverted or stolen by terrorists because of inadequate security during the stages of the disposition process. Yet if this program continues along its current path, such a theft may well be inevitable."

Just 30mm guns to protect 300lbs of weapons-grade plutonium on open seas
Pacific Pintail and Pacific Teal each boast three 30mm cannons capable of tackling attacking boats and aircraft. Armed officers from the UK Atomic Energy Constabulary are also on guard against boarders.

Danger seen in plan to resurrect deadly '18 influenza virus
University of Washington scientists plan to infect monkeys with a killer flu virus grown from cells exhumed from victims of the 1918 epidemic.

Bush Victory Could Foil Occult Plot
Kerry represents Clinton-like peace and prosperity in the short term, and perhaps time to prevent World War Three without expanding the war in the Middle East. On the other hand, the Rothschilds might order him to step up the proxy war against Putin in the Caucauses.

It's closing time, Senator Kerry
Your reputation is that of a closer. Well, it's closing time, Senator. Stop worrying like Al Gore did about how the editorial pages will judge you. Rove and Bush don't give a damn whether the Beltway snobatorium thinks they play gutter-level politics; indeed, many are happy to smile cheerily as they get knee-deep in the sewage.

We're back at war in Iraq, says general
"The suicide bombers are unlikely to be Iraqi. Suicide is just not their way, so there is evidence that the insurgents are being supported from outside Iraq," said the general.

WJC Rift Goes Public
After a decade of unprecedented successes promoting the interests of Jews around the world, the World Jewish Congress now is at risk of being torn apart by the very people behind those accomplishments.

Exposing the Inner Workings Of George W. Bush & Co...
The time period of my U.S. governmental data quest was July 28, 2001 to September 12, 2001.

GOP Mailing Warns Liberals Will Ban Bibles
The literature shows a Bible with the word "BANNED" across it and a photo of a man, on his knees, placing a ring on the hand of another man with the word "ALLOWED."

Flashback: According to a classified document prepared for Rumsfeld by his Defense Science Board, the new organization -- the "Proactive, Preemptive Operations Group (P2OG)" -- will carry out secret missions designed to "stimulate reactions" among terrorist groups, provoking them into committing violent acts which would then expose them to "counterattack" by U.S. forces
How can Donald H. Rumsfeld be certain of more terrorist attacks against the American people? Because these attacks will be ordered of the U.S. Secretary of Defense himself.

I received this message from Mike Ruppert and thought I'd pass it on. I tend to agree with what Mike is saying here ( especially re Alex Jones) and I trust his judgment, as Mike has a proven track record of calling a spade a spade and dealing in facts and evidence rather than sensationalism. Mike Ruppert is a professional, not a grandstander like Alex Jones.

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