Saturday, October 02, 2004

Bush Family Values:`Baghdad hospital is full of children' 

It was one of deadliest days for children in 17 months of bloodshed in Iraq
Witnesses said the American troops were offering candy to the children and were preparing to leave when the bombers attacked.

I heard an educated Iraqi say today that if Saddam Hussein were allowed to run for elections he would get the majority of the vote. This is truly sad.

A Wall Street Journal Reporter's E-Mail to Friends - After two years, of the $18 billion Congress appropriated for Iraq reconstruction only about $1 billion or so has been spent and a chuck has now been reallocated for improving security, a sign of just how bad things are going here
Insurgents now attack Americans 87 times a day.

Bush wearing an earpiece during the debate? Rove the mad scientist at work pulling the strings...
Transcript: Who could best prevent another 9/11?
Bush Earpiece.

Iraq Revenue Watch
Iraq Revenue Watch.

Thousands of Floridians who think they're registered to vote could be turned away at the polls Nov. 2 because their voter registration forms weren't completely filled out, officials said Friday
Secretary of State Glenda Hood said some groups registering voters are turning in application forms with information missing, such as unchecked boxes asking whether applicants are citizens, mentally incompetent or felons.

India Destabilization (maybe if it continues we can get our jobs back?): Bombings, Gun Attacks in India Kill 44
The day began with two powerful bombs that exploded minutes apart in Nagaland, killing 26 and injuring 84, the state's Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio told The Associated Press after visiting the sites of the attacks.

"Saddam to Declare Candidacy for Iraqi Elections"
Saddam Hussein's lawyer, Giovanni di Stefano, apparently recently told a Danish newspaper that Hussein has decided he is going to run in January for the interim national assembly, which is to write a new constitution.

Kissinger's Travels
He ducks the New York Times yet again.

FBI could talk to source of forged Niger papers. I did.
One big reason is that the FBI — which is supposed to be investigating the case — has really never tried.

“The only thing Hollywood likes more than a good movie is a good deal”

How the Pentagon bullies movie producers into showing the U.S. military in the best possible light
To keep the Pentagon happy, some Hollywood producers have been known to turn villains into heroes, remove central characters, change politically sensitive settings, or add military rescues to movies that require none.

The end of the world as we knew it
On Tuesday afternoon, as the scale of the audacious terrorist attacks on New York's World Trade Center and on the Pentagon became clear, presidents and prime ministers across Europe and in other parts of the world began to receive high- priority calls.

Debate Transcript
1st Debate Transcript.

CHICAGO SPECIAL REPORT - "Building the Greenest City in America"
Chicago is sprinting into the 21st Century as the model urban habitat. With an Administration full of Green Initiatives, including a Department of the Environment and the city's first "Green Czars", the city has ceased its long standing war with nature and embraced the concepts of sustainability.

Would “Certain People” Spy for Israel?
What did the five individuals named by the Post on September 4—who were a mix of low-level bureaucrats, high-ranking officials, and one former advisor on the Defense Policy Board—have in common? They were all Jews.

Lands' End Employees Say Tricked Into Seeing Giuliani
Employee: 'Not All Lands' End Employees Support Bush'.

Political itch: Rollinsford woman using poison ivy to discourage sign thief
Angry after the rash of thefts of her John Kerry campaign signs, a local woman has turned to the plant world for a way to deter people from taking her signs: poison ivy.

The Five Stages of Bushism
Bushisms, the common term for "the president's accidental wit and wisdom", are a common response to queries the President is unable to answer. Whether caused by ignorance, awkwardness, or fear, the Bushism is an ample opportunity to highlight the dumbassery of the most powerful man in the world. With the first of three crucial debates tomorrow night, here's a guide to Bush's responses to even the mildest of questioning.

Bush's biggest lie: Intelligence failure responsible for Iraq war
But the truth is that George Bush had his sights set on Saddam all along. An insider eyewitness, Paul O'Neill, has publicly testified that Iraq was on the Bush administration's agenda within days of taking office and eight months before 9/11.
Bush Sought ‘Way’ To Invade Iraq?

Russia: Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov has warned that the Russian armed forces are on the verge of collapse because people are avoiding the draft
Russia's military 'on verge of collapse'.

OIL: BP has struck a remarkable deal this year to partner with a Russian firm in exploiting Siberian oil fields whose capacity has already been vastly expanded with the introduction of modern technology.
The forces driving the price of oil to $50.12 (U.S.) a barrel may wax and wane.

Iranians Rush To Prepare Syrians Meekly Attempt Partial Compliance North Korea Races to Develop Nuke Weapons to Deter Attack.

Israel's Nice Systems is helping to secure the newly reopened Statue of Liberty complex using its smart video solutions, the Ra'anana based company said Tuesday
Nice Systems provides security at Statue of Liberty.

Iraq: The Trail of Disinformation
Let's start with a simple fact. The United States invaded and conquered Iraq on the basis of lies. Even the official report of the United States Senate admits as much.

Jewish American group calls for international intervention to stop Israel's massive military invasion of Gaza Strip
Jewish Voice for Peace, a national Jewish-American organization with 10,000 supporters, called for an immediate halt to the massive Israeli invasion of Gaza Strip.

The former number two buyer for the US air force has been sentenced to nine months in jail for corruption
US air force official imprisoned.

Here is more evidence that key Hopi warnings to the world may very well refer to the present heinous and hideous
'Global Chemtrail Spraying' of highly unhealthy substances.

Daughter of Soldier Contaminated with Depleted Uranium in Iraq Born with Deformities
In a major expose in the New York Daily News, Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez uncovered the story of how a new-born baby may have suffered deformities because her father was exposed to depleted uranium while deployed as a soldier in Iraq.


Ellen M. Mariani, a doggedly determined New Hampshire 9-11 widow-NH widow fights 9-11 estate challenge linked to President Bush
An attorney employed by a law firm with multiple ties to President Bush met with a 9-11 widow's step-daughter prior to her commencement of an estate takeover attempt which could limit the widow's future legal options as she seeks to hold Mr. Bush and others accountable for failures before and during the actual two-hour period of the attacks.

Fluoride & Oxidative Stress: An Emerging Area of Concern
Evidence continues to come in demonstrating that fluoride may increase oxidative stress. This past week, Medline posted two new studies (1,2), which compliment 3 earlier studies this year (3-5) suggesting that this is in fact the case. Many more studies published over the past 15 years have reported similar findings (6-20), although some have not (21, 22).

Communities which have Rejected Fluoridation Since 1990
Communities which have Rejected Fluoridation Since 1990.

At home with the Mossad men
Yossef Barkan is not a talkative man. His son, Ze'ev, is a Mossad agent, on the run after fleeing New Zealand in the aftermath of the Mossad spy ring collapse last April.

Jefferson on the Evils of War
The Jeffersonian principles of peace, commerce, honest friendship with all nations, and entangling alliances with none, as annunciated in Jefferson’s first inaugural address, are no where more evident than in his opinion of war.

Leo Strauss and the Politics of American Empire
Leo Strauss (1899–1973), the Jewish German-born émigré who taught political theory at the University of Chicago for over three decades, has been a topic of particular interest in recent years.

Televised images of the attacks on the World Trade Center suggest that explosives devices caused the collapse of both towers, a New Mexico Tech explosion expert said Tuesday. The collapse of the buildings appears "too methodical" to be a chance result of airplanes colliding with the structures, said Van Romero, vice president for research at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

To make the situation worse, a private security company called ICTS, owned by an Israeli, Ezra Harel, and registered in the Netherlands, was employed at Charles de Gaulle airport to screen passengers boarding US planes. Most of its personnel are ex-Shin Bet officers. The company covers security at Boston’s Logan airport, where the American Airlines plane came down after flight attendants and passengers overpowered Reid.
Here we track the interesting and under-reported story of Israeli activities in the Americas. A twisted tale... with Israeli gangsters settling in South Florida (where else?) and Israeli agents snooping across all US telecoms, backed by cadres of Israeli "students." Israeli arms merchant train and arm Venezuelan coup plotters, Colombian cartels, death squads, and paramilitaries. In these actions, they parallel the activities of the Cuban American Mafia - both groups acting as servant to their Washington masters.

No sex please, we're in the air
Virgin Atlantic is making aviation history by installing double beds on its flights between Britain and the US.

The 9/11 WTC Collapses: An Audio-Video Analysis
We are told that the twin towers collapsed due to infernos initiated by the plane impacts, yet eyewitness testimony and tapes of firefighters at the impact area of WTC 2 prove there was no inferno in this building, so why did it collapse after only 56 minutes?

1918 killer flu virus to be tested in UW lab
University of Washington scientists plan to infect monkeys with a killer flu virus grown from tissue exhumed from victims of the 1918 epidemic.

Battle Of Samara - 7 Helicopters Downed, 147 Troops Killed
In a very bad turn of events for US invaders, the occupation along with Iraqi occupation police and army attempted to take the city of Samara similtanously from three axis (North, South, and West).

Friday, October 01, 2004

Justice Antonin Scalia: "I even take the position that sexual orgies eliminate social tensions and ought to be encouraged." 

Justice Antonin Scalia: he thinks Americans ought to be having more orgies. Orgies are the way to ease social tensions, claims US judge
Challenged about his views on sexual morality, Justice Scalia surprised his audience at Harvard University, telling them: "I even take the position that sexual orgies eliminate social tensions and ought to be encouraged."

Mr. Tall and Mr. Small by Greg Palast
Our President told the debate audience, "You cannot lead if you send mexxed missiges." I certainly hope not.

The Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction: "Owning the Weather" for Military Use
"Environmental warfare is defined as the intentional modification or manipulation of the natural ecology, such as climate and weather, earth systems such as the ionosphere, magnetosphere, tectonic plate system, and/or the triggering of seismic events (earthquakes) to cause intentional physical, economic, and psycho-social, and physical destruction to an intended target geophysical or population location, as part of strategic or tactical war." -(Eco News)

NRL Scientists Take Part In Joint Research Project to Study Desert Air
Scientists from the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), NASA, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have assembled in the Arabian Desert for the United Arab Emirates Unified Aerosol Experiment (UAE2) mission, Aug. 5 - Sept. 30, to study tiny airborne particles, called aerosols, and their effect on weather and climate.

Bush: Face of Frustration
Bush: Face of Frustration.

9-11: FLASHBACK: CIA office near World Trade Center [intentionally] destroyed in attacks
A CIA office operating at 7 World Trade Center was destroyed when the building came down after planes crashed into the twin towers, a U.S. official has confirmed to CNN.

Why an Income Tax is Not Necessary to Fund the U.S. Government
Understanding the income tax hoax.

World Seems to Think Kerry Came Out Ahead
Foreign viewers and analysts seemed to concur with their American counterparts on the debate between President Bush and Sen. John Kerry: Neither candidate made the kind of gaffe that will cost him the election, but Kerry fared slightly better.

Kerry Will Restore American Dignity
2004 Iconoclast Presidential Endorsement.

Gandhi and a Murder Sans Mystery
Who killed Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi? Or the Mahatma (Great Soul) as India's millions still call him?

Questions Jim Lehrer Should Ask
Questions Jim Lehrer Should Ask.

The American Civil Liberties Union fears that legislation stemming from 9-11 Commission recommendations that is kicking around Capitol Hill will revive the Total Information Awareness (TIA) program
ACLU fears return of TIA.

Clarksville police apologize for raiding wrong home
''What justification can you give to kick a 54-year-old man who's down on the ground,'' Meeks said about Elliott, who is a Vietnam War veteran. ''All he saw was men in masks with rifles. He was terrified. Then to get knocked down and stomped. They picked him up like a suitcase. The Police Department said they acted in normal procedure, but that's not normal.''

Arnold OKs so-called 'Pedophile Protection Act'
Critics say new measure gives more opportunity for molesters.

100 tanks invade Gaza - Tanks firing into crowds
Israel's army wants to smash armed groups before leaving. Sharon's inner cabinet approved Thursday an open-ended operation code-named "Days of Reckoning," which entails setting up a buffer zone to keep rocket launchers out of range of Israel and carrying out raids into north Gaza's militant strongholds.

An October Surprise for Bush and the FBI?
A CP/Bush Wars interview with Sibel Edmonds.

Betrayed by Bush
Patrick Buchanan says there is no conservative party in Washington. Instead there is a Republican party of big business, big government and big war.

Reality Check: George Bush
Reality Check: George Bush.

DISASTER FOR BUSH: America Clearly Sees At Last That The Emperor Is Naked
So bad that FOX News' website didn't even run any poll. So bad that all Matt Drudge could try and boast about on his website was that some Democrat called it a draw. So bad that even Bush's people could only try to say, Yeah, he lost, but so what.

U.S. agents seize control of Free Radio Santa Cruz
Guns drawn, agents of the U.S. Marshal Service served a warrant on a tiny Santa Cruz pirate radio station early Wednesday, rousting and frisking the pajama-clad residents of the co-op house from which the station had been broadcasting. No one was arrested.

£1.9bn Army radio burns troops
Army radio burns.

Lawmaker expresses "dismay" that White House allegedly wrote Allawi speech
In a letter to the White House Thursday, a leading US Senate Democrat expressed "profound dismay" that the White House allegedly wrote a large portion of Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's speech to Congress last week.

9-11: "The Nation" magazine uses a CIA agent to declare Cheney innocent of complicity in 9/11 (just in time for the "election")
The September 27, 2004 issue of The Nation has a review of David Ray Griffin's The New Pearl Harbor... written by Robert Baer, celebrated CIA agent (whose career involvement with the agency is acknowledged on the review's lead page). Griffin's book has a foreword by Richard Falk, who sits on The Nation's advisory board. But that hasn't inhibited the editors from frying the book in lard.

3 Polls Show Kerry Won Debate Over Bush
President Bush and Sen. John Kerry rushed back to the campaign trail Friday to try to convince voters they had won the debate over foreign policy and to renew the argument over whether going to war in Iraq had made the nation safer.

US press calls Bush-Kerry debate a tie
Both President George Bush and his Democratic rival John Kerry forcefully defended their positions on Iraq, and their first televised debate was enough of a tie to entice voters on to their next encounter, the leading American daily newspapers agreed on Friday.


Americans are listening to the wrong people about the economy, specifically John Kerry and George Bush, Jr.

Fannie Mae Bonds May Fall on Report of Criminal Investigation
Bonds of Fannie Mae, the biggest U.S. mortgage buyer, may fall after the Wall Street Journal said the Justice Department opened a criminal investigation into possible accounting fraud at the company.

Oil perforance in a worldwide depression
In a previous article called “China’s Great Depression”, I postulated that China must necessarily fall into a depression, probably comparable to the American one from the 1930s, which in turn will spread to become a worldwide depression.

Yuan pledge ahead of G7 meetings
China has given a further indication to the US that it will drop the yuan currency's tight peg to the dollar but has failed to commit to a date.

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

Clash over Thai credit policy
A stand-off between Thailand's central bank and the finance ministry over appointing a president for state-owned Krung Thai Bank reflects the deepening divisions over the government's recent policy of using aggressive credit expansion to drive economic growth.

Libertarian Says He Could Change American Politics If Invited To Debate
It's easy to run for president when you have Air Force One at your beck and call, a gaggle of journalists recording your every word, and more than $200 million in the campaign chest.

The Fed's Grasping Invisible Hand
Government inflates through its central bank, the Federal Reserve System, which it created in 1913. The Fed does many other things, but its foremost responsibility is to keep diluting our money supply with unbacked dollars.

IMF Delivers Iraq Loan; US Motives Questioned
The International Monetary Fund (IMF), one of the most powerful architects of the world economy and controlled by the planet's wealthiest nations, marked its return to U.S.-occupied Iraq with a new loan worth $436 million.

Protecting Yourself Against the U.S. Dollar Collapse
Though I have been preaching for over three years that the U.S. dollar will slide due to excessive budget overruns and trade deficits, two main stream banks are predicting very rapid declines for the dollar over the next 12-24 months.


Va. Judge Drops Murder Charges Vs. Sniper
The charges were dropped as a result of a Virginia law that requires a trial within five months of a person's arrest unless the defendant waives the right.

New CIA Director Makes Changes at Top
Goss announced Thursday that Michael Kostiw will replace A.B. "Buzzy" Krongard as the agency's executive director. Kostiw, a former vice president at ChevronTexaco, previously served in the CIA for roughly a decade and ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1986.

"I picked up the body of my grandson," said Rashid Salih, 67, who lives near the blast site. "He was cut in half. I didn't recognize him."

35 Children Die in Baghdad Bombings
A string of suicide car bombings ripped through an impoverished Baghdad suburb Thursday as residents celebrated the opening of a U.S.-funded sewage facility, killing 35 children and at least seven other Iraqis.

s a result of the American military," President Bush declared last week, "the Taliban is no longer in existence."
Let's talk for a minute about Afghanistan, which administration officials tout as a success story. They rely on the public's ignorance: voters, they believe, don't know that even though the United States promised to provide Afghanistan with both security and aid during its transition to democracy, it broke those promises. It has allowed the country to slide back into warlordism - and allowed the Taliban to make a comeback.

Time to Recognize State Terror by John Pilger
The world is dividing into two hostile camps: Islam and "us."

The Balkans continue to fracture. Kosovo is marked by a 50 percent unemployment rate that government officials admit may be as high as 70 percent since many do not register
The world is dividing into two hostile camps: Islam and "us."
The world is dividing into two hostile camps: Islam and "us."

Powell Wades Into Midst of Campaign Discord
Powell-"We got it wrong,"

Stuff you won't learn about in tonight's debate, or, half a dozen ways you're getting screwed by Molly Ivins
Debate this.

The Natural Resources Defense Council has just put out a new study showing that the five biggest oil companies (ExxonMobil, Total, Shell, BP and ChevronTexaco) reported a $5.5 billion, or 16 percent, increase in profits during the first half of 2004 compared with the same period last year, which was no slouch either. Both ExxonMobil and ChevronTexaco posted record second quarter profits in 2004.

Betrayed by Bush by Patrick Buchanan
Patrick Buchanan says there is no conservative party in Washington. Instead there is a Republican party of big business, big government and big war.

One-Third of Military Reservists Fail to Report for Iraq Duty
About one-third of the former soldiers involuntarily called to active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan have failed to report on time, the Army acknowledged Friday, but it said no one has yet been classified as AWOL.

On September 27, a prominent group of American scientists and engineers formed Scientists and Engineers for Change and took to the battleground states to help end George W. Bush's presidency. In 1964, thousands of scientists rallied against the equally bellicose, trigger-happy Barry Goldwater
Scientists on the stump.

"The two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can 'throw the rascals out' at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shift in policy." Quote by Georgetown Professor, Carroll Quigley

Toronto Sushi Ban: Sushi rules leave chefs feeling raw
Toronto sushi chefs and restaurant owners face tough new health rules banning the use of fresh raw fish.

Students' fun with helium no lightweight prank
When two students in Gilbert decided to have some fun with helium balloons, they got more than squeaky giggles.

Deeper anesthesia associated with 9% incidence of death within one year
Conclusions: Deeper maintenance anesthetic levels were associated with higher one-year postoperative death rates in patients 40 years and older undergoing major, noncardiac surgery.

Russia gives green light to climate change treaty
Moscow 30th September 2004: Greenpeace welcomed the news that the Russian Government has given the green light to the climate change treaty, the Kyoto Protocol today (1).

Schwarzenegger vetoes bills that would ban job outsourcing
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed legislation yesterday that attempted to prevent the outsourcing of California jobs to foreign countries, contending that the measures would erect "artificial barriers" to economic growth.

War, Outsourcing and Debt. Delusion Rules
The US might be a superpower, but it is not a country that controls its own fate. Delusion does.

First-time claims for unemployment insurance rose for the third straight week, hitting 369,000 in the week ended Sept. 25 against a revised 351,000 the previous week, the Labor Department said
Wall Street had forecast jobless claims at 340,000. The four-week average rose for the third straight week, to 343,500 from 341,250.

Understanding weather modification
Cloud seeding.

Operation American Repression?
An Army officer in Iraq who wrote a highly critical article on the administration's conduct of the war is being investigated for disloyalty -- if charged and convicted, he could get 20 years.

The Guardian said the kidnapping of Simona Torretta and Simona Pari has the mark of an undercover foreign operation in a bid to discredit the unabated Iraqi resistance against US occupation forces
Iraqis Not Behind Italian Hostages Kidnap.

Since the Sept. 11 attacks, about 100 employees of a little-known branch of the Defense Department called the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency -- and some of the country's most sophisticated aerial imaging equipment -- have focused on observing what's going on in the United States
Spy imagery agency takes new role inside United States after Sept. 11.

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Marine declares war on Bush 

"The bottom line is I'm going to take him down"
Iraq war veteran Steve Brozak is running hard for Congress. And he's turning his campaign into a referendum on Bush's military folly.
"The bottom line is I'm going to take him down," Brozak says of Ferguson. "I'm just going to keep hitting at him. This is a national race because I'm going to start hitting not just him but his boss. They lied to us, they misled us about what was at stake in the war with Iraq, and they're misleading us about what is going to happen going forward."

Bush, Kerry Line Up for Key First Debate
President Bush and Democratic rival John Kerry give voters their first chance to size up the two White House candidates side by side when they square off in debate on Thursday.

Police State: Free Radio Santa Cruz RAIDED by the FCC and US Marshals - By this time FRSC 101.1 FM was airing a pre-programmed interview with Howard Zinn. This interview, in which Zinn read poems by Langston Hughes and Bob Dylan and cited Zora Neal Hurston’s comments against WW2, was in progress when the signal was taken off the air
Agents videoed community members who lined the street and crowded onto the sidewalk in front of the house in support of the station. Residents were not allowed to bring cameras into their home, nor were they allowed entrance without first having their bags searched.

Free Radio Santa Cruz.

Private contractors play a huge role in basic government work—mostly out of public view
The Shadow Pentagon.

Who benefits from the Politics and Economics of National Security?
Outsourcing the Pentagon.

Salon Acquires the 60 Minutes that never was 9/30
Salon Acquires the 60 Minutes that never was 9/30.

Agency Tests Security Blimp in Washington
Here's a head-turner for a security-nervous city: A large white object was spotted in the skies above the nation's capital in the pre-dawn hours Wednesday.

Iraq: 30 Days 2,368 Attacks
Iraq: 30 Days 2,368 Attacks.

Multiple blasts kill dozens of children in Iraq
Iraqi citizens flee after three bombs exploded near a U.S. military convoy which was passing an opening ceremony for a sewage station, in Baghdad, Iraq, on Thursday.

Key Part of Patriot Act Ruled Unconstitutional
A federal judge in New York ruled yesterday that a key component of the USA Patriot Act is unconstitutional because it allows the FBI to demand information from Internet service providers without judicial oversight or public review.

Suicide of soldier recalled to Iraq
A 20-year-old Milford Haven soldier, who broke down as his father was driving him back to his unit for further service in Iraq, was later found hanged from the swings at a village play area.

Conrad Black, under pressure to resign from the remaining positions in the newspaper empire he built, offered Tuesday to put his shares in Hollinger International Inc.'s parent company into an independent voting trust
Black Offers to Cede Control of Hollinger.

Secret evidence jails 'Israeli girl'
She was on her way to one of the most volatile towns in the intifada, defying a military order banning Israelis from going there.

Spurred by what appear to be unusual radiation readings offshore, the U.S. government is sending a team of 20 scientists to try to find a hydrogen bomb lost off the Georgia coast in 1958
U.S. searches for lost H-bomb off Georgia coast.

Editorial: DeLay's ethics / A Texas-size scandal surrounds the majority leader
Not when criminal indictments for illegal fund-raising activities are handed up in Texas against three men associated with his political action committee and eight corporations.

Bush's Top Ten Flip-Flops
The charge of "flip-flopping" has resounded throughout the presidential race, with the Bush campaign repeatedly accusing Sen. John Kerry of changing his mind on the issues. The Kerry campaign, in turn, has declared that Mr. Bush is the one doing the flip-flopping.

Bush's Top Ten Flip-Flops

1. Weapons of Mass Destruction
2. Nation Building and the War in Iraq
3. Iraq and the Sept. 11 Attacks
4. The Sept. 11 Commission
5. Free Trade
6. Homeland Security Department
7. Same-Sex Marriage
8. Winning the War on Terror
9. Campaign Finance Reform
10. Gas Prices

Kerry's Top Ten Flip-Flops
In Part Two of our series examining how the candidates have changed their minds on the issues, CBSNews.com Chief Political Writer David Paul Kuhn looks at John Kerry's most notable flip-flops.

Kerry's Top Ten Flip-Flops

1. Senate's Role In Wars With Iraq
2. If I Knew Then What I Know Now…
3. The $87 Billion Vote
4. The Israeli Security Fence
5. Patriot Act
6. Death Penalty for Terrorists
7. Releasing the Strategic Petroleum Reserves
8. Affirmative Action
9. Trade
10. No Child Left Behind

House Votes to End Handgun Ban in D.C.
The House voted Wednesday to end a 28-year ban on handgun ownership in the nation's capital, brushing aside pleas from city officials concerned about a surge in violence and more heavily armed criminals.

Israeli researcher Ronen Bergman recently wrote a book published in occupied Palestine in which he discussed the decisions made by the Zionist regime over the years about using nuclear weapons against Arab countries
Zionist Dr. Strangeloves threatening world peace.

Mount St. Helens eruption warning announced
The USGS (United States Geological Survey) issued the official warning of increased possibilities for moderate volcanic eruption.

Merck Recalls Arthritis Drug Vioxx
Merck Recalls Vioxx Because Data From Clinical Trial Finds Higher Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke.

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Saddam to Declare Candidacy 

Saddam to Declare Candidacy for Iraqi Elections
Stefano said that there was no law that prevented Saddam from appearing on the ballot. He added that Saddam hopes to regain his presidency and palaces via the democratic process.

Janes: Israeli Mole called Mega in Pentagon
The scandal over a suspected Israeli mole in the Pentagon who allegedly passed highly sensitive policy documents on Iran to Israeli agents in Washington has rekindled suspicions long held by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and others in Washington, that Israel systematically spies on its strategic ally and benefactor.

U.S. Financial Aid To Israel: Figures, Facts, and Impact
U.S. Financial Aid To Israel: Figures, Facts, and Impact.

Judge Rules Against Patriot Act Provision
Surveillance powers granted to the FBI under the Patriot Act, a cornerstone of the Bush Administration's war on terror, were ruled unconstitutional by a judge on Wednesday in a new blow to U.S. security policies Marrero, stating that "democracy abhors undue secrecy," found that the law violates constitutional prohibitions against unreasonable searches.

Bush cut some diesel pollution but let big ships keep spewing
Standing amid the chaparral and avocado farms overlooking the Pacific, one of the top experts in protecting the air in this pastoral city gazes down on his region's most untouchable polluters.

Something rotten in the state of Florida
You'd think they'd want to get it right this time. But no, as Andrew Gumbel discovers, the democratic process is more flawed than ever.

George Soros Speech
George Soros Speech.

Ashcroft wants more Death!!!
Shortly after arriving at the Justice Department nearly four years ago, Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft was faced with a new internal study that raised serious questions about the application of the federal death penalty.

Networks balk at Bush-Kerry debate agreement
Several indicate they will not be bound by limits on cameras.

Deleted Documents from the Air Intelligence Agency
As part of the massive post-9/11 info-purge, the Air Intelligence Agency pulled down its instructions, manuals, and other documents. The Memory Hole has recovered many of them and is posting them below. (Click on the document number to download the PDF file.)

The Forfeiture Documents That the Justice Dept Wanted to Destroy
Federal Depository Libraries house tons of documents published by the US government. Several times a year, a federal agency asks these libraries to withdraw and destroy material on its shelves. In half the cases, the reason given is that the material wasn't meant to be released, that it's for "internal use only" or "official use only."

The end of the internet is nigh
BT's Graham Whitehead has told the Irish Internet Association's Congress that the internet is dying, but that the future for broadband and networked technology is bright.

New York Times sues Ashcroft over phone records in leak inquiry
The lawsuit said the justice department was "on the verge" of getting records as part of a "leak" probe aimed at learning the identity of government employees who may have provided information to the newspaper. It asked a judge to intervene.

Top Five Risks to Eligible Voters in 2004
Top Five Risks to Eligible Voters in 2004.

History repeating? -- the Vietnam-Iraq timeline
"Why must we take this painful road? Why must this nation hazard its ease, and its interest, and its power for the sake of a people so far away? We fight because we must fight if we are to live in a world where every country can shape its own destiny. And only in such a world will our own freedom be finally secure."

An Honest Debate Between Bush and Kerry
Ladies and gentlemen.

Iraq's Odious Debts
Most debts created by Saddam Hussein in the name of the Iraqi people would qualify as "odious" according to the international Doctrine of Odious Debts. This legal doctrine holds that debts not used in the public interest are not legally enforceable.


More Americans are becoming house-poor
It's an ugly downside of the soaring real estate market: Many of those who put a toe in the housing water are finding themselves unable to afford more than the basic necessities, unless they try to survive with a credit card lifestyle.

9/29/04 Veterans protest war in Crawford
Military veterans came to President Bush's adopted hometown Tuesday to speak against the administration's Iraq policies.

N.M. Court Orders Nader's Name on Ballot
The New Mexico Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered Ralph Nader (news - web sites)'s name to be placed on New Mexico's Nov. 2 ballot as an independent presidential candidate, turning back a Democratic challenge to his candidacy.

Workers in Full Monty protest
Hundreds of workers who have lost some or all of their company pensions will stage a demo outside the Labour conference in Brighton today to draw attention to their plight. They plan a march and a "Full Monty" striptease on the beach.

Israel says it will consider everything to stop Iran from
Israel's defense minister says his government will consider "every option" to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

September 28, 2004 -- City streets could become an adults-only zone late at night if two Big Apple lawmakers have their way.

N.Y. man disappears after threats to Bush
U.S. law enforcement officials have been unable to locate an upstate New York man wanted for questioning regarding threats to President Bush.

Next President Will Pick Scores of Judges
The next president will also choose scores, maybe even hundreds of federal appeals court and trial judges, who will serve for decades to come.

A U.S.-Mexico Social Security partnership, if approved, would greatly benefit illegal Mexican immigrants, while costing the United States billions, an immigration think tank representative argued at a Congressional panel discussion Wednesday
Social Security proposal for Mexico Ruffles Feathers.

Norwich Union moves jobs to Asia
Norwich Union is to move a further 950 jobs to India and Sri Lanka, the UK's biggest insurer has said.

Schools hit with suit in alleged strip-search
A Bronx school employee forced four fourth-grade boys, accused of stealing a teacher's ring, to strip to their underwear and jump up and down, the boys' parents alleged in a federal lawsuit Monday.

Schools hit with suit in alleged strip-search
A Bronx school employee forced four fourth-grade boys, accused of stealing a teacher's ring, to strip to their underwear and jump up and down, the boys' parents alleged in a federal lawsuit Monday.

Private Rocket Ship Lands in California After Flight
SpaceShipOne completed the first leg of its bid for a $10-million civilian space prize with a wild corkscrew-like ascent into space above the California desert on Wednesday.

NZ deports Israeli 'spies'
Two suspected Israeli spies have been deported from New Zealand after they finished jail terms for illegally trying to obtain a passport.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Pentagon link to Guinea coup plot 

Bush official was warned of trouble brewing in oil-rich state
Links have been discovered between senior American military officials and the failed coup plot in Equatorial Guinea that has left Sir Mark Thatcher facing trial in South Africa.

A LOYAL READER OF THE WASHINGTON NOTE HAS EMAILED ME a copy of the controversial RNC mailer that Associated Press reported had been mailed out in West Virginia. Talking Points Memo had a good post on this on the 17th of September.

Working poor suffer under Bush tax cuts
Cash crunch: loss of services outweighs tax gains for millions.

Vehicles have stayed off the roads and schools and businesses are shut in Nepal in response to a strike called by the country's Maoist rebels
The Maoists have been engaged in an armed struggle since 1996 to replace the monarchy with a communist republic.

SUDAN OIL: PECD wins US$232m Sudan contract
The marine export terminal, located in the Port of Sudan on the Red Sea coast, is under joint venture projects owned by a consortium comprising China National Petroleum Co International Ltd (Nile), which has 41% stake in the venture, Petronas Carigali Overseas Sdn Bhd (40%), Sudapet, Sudan (8%), Sinopec International (6%) and Al Thani Corp, UAE (5%).

The Bush Administration takes heat for a CIA plan to influence Iraq's elections
But U.S. officials tell TIME that the Bush team ran into trouble with another plan involving those elections — a secret "finding" written several months ago proposing a covert CIA operation to aid candidates favored by Washington.

Fact-Checking Bush's UN Address
First of all, well over 90% of the fighting is by U.S. forces, hardly a "coalition."

Death toll in Haiti floods hits 1,650
Haiti is prone to deadly floods because 98 percent of its forests have been chopped down, mainly to make charcoal for cooking. In May, about 2,000 people died in flooding in the south of the country.

Chad-Sudan: Another 100,000 Refugees Expected to Flood Across Border By May
Chad's refugee camps, already straining at the seams, should steel themselves for the arrival of at least another 100,00 people fleeing Darfur within the next seven months.

Congo - Heritage in Danger
UNESCO is organizing, with the United Nations Foundation (UNF) the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and several conservation organizations.

Greenlanders Mystified by Incredible Shrinking Glacier
Residents of Ilulissat, the town on Greenland's western coast famed for the majestic icebergs that glide through its icefjord, nearly choked on their morning coffee as they read the news: the town's biggest attraction was melting away.

Monday, September 27, 2004

Republicans up to their tricks again in Florida 

As the presidential campaign approaches its showdown, the Republicans in the state run by George Bush's brother are up to their tricks again
Politics and Sleaze Envelope Orlando.

Ground Zero developer Larry Silverstein will be back in court next month for Round 2 of his legal battle to win an additional $1.1 billion in damages for the 9/11 terror attacks that toppled the World Trade Center
Silverstein must convince a jury the attacks were separate incidents and that he deserves two insurance payouts.

The United States Department of Homeland Security is buying an entire town in the south-west US for use in its anti-terror training
Playas, in the state of New Mexico, will be bought for $5m from the Phelps Dodge mining company, which built it from scratch in the 1970s.

Blowhards, Left and Right They're loud, they're partisan, and they're everywhere – but they won't talk honestly about the war
Watching MSNBC's Joe Scarborough reporting from West Palm Beach, Florida, yelling over the storm, and momentarily drowning out the hurricane winds – until his microphone connection was cut – gives new meaning to the word blowhard.

Dozens killed in Iraq violence as Egypt, Britain seek to free hostages
US airstrikes on rebel-held Fallujah left 15 dead while an insurgent attack in another troubled Sunni Arab town killed 10 more, as Britain and Egypt stepped up efforts to secure the release of hostages in Iraq.

House Republicans Unveil Sweeping Sept. 11 Bill
U.S. House of Representatives Republican leaders unveiled sweeping legislation on Friday that they said reflects Sept. 11 commission recommendations for reforming U.S. intelligence operations.

Not all White Plains students smile for the camera
Some 48 new cameras now record them in hallways and stairwells and in such large areas as the auditorium, swimming pool and media center.

Israel to face dire consequences if attacks Iran
Israel should be ready to face dire consequences if it intends to target Iran’s nuclear installations.

20 percent devaluation of U.S. dollar is reported proposed for G7 meeting
UK Paper Says Pressure Grows On G7 To Agree to U.S. Dollar Devaluation.

How Bankers Rigged the First, and Worst, Global Financial Crash
Like the financial disintegration hanging over us , that one of the 1340s was the result of 30-40 years of disastrous financial practices, by which the banks built up huge fictitious ``financial bubbles,'' parasitizing production and real trade in goods. These speculative cancers destroyed the real wealth they were monopolizing, and caused these banks to be effectively bankrupt long before they finally went under.

Secrets Of Unit 1391 Uncovering an Israeli jail that specializes in nightmares
Sometimes a country's darkest secrets have a way of surfacing in the most offhanded manner.

WHO Scientists’ Report into DU Cancer Dangers Suppressed
An expert report by three leading radiation scientists cautioned that children and adults could contract cancer after breathing in dust containing DU.

Israeli Border Police Arrested for Alleged Abuse of Palestinians
Israeli judicial officials say five border policemen have been arrested for allegedly abusing two Palestinians at a checkpoint near Jerusalem.

Did Israel Bomb the U.S.S. Cole? It Looks Like It
Some disturbing new information has come from some of our confidential sources in Washington, DC; it appears that the bomb making materials used in the bomb, known as D 4, that blew a hole in the U.S.S. Cole could only have come from the U.S. or from Israel.

Is CIA at war with Bush?
The Bush-CIA tension escalated Sept. 15 when the New York Times reported a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) that was circulated in August (not July, as the newspaper reported), spelling out ''a dark assessment of Iraq'' with civil war as the ''worst case'' outcome.

More Bullshit: Election Heightens Terrorism Offensive
Agencies across the federal government are launching an aggressive and unusually open offensive aimed at thwarting terrorist plots before and during the presidential election in November.

Pipeline explosion suspicious
In what appears to be a case of criminal mischief, a punctured pipeline exploded before dawn Sunday, causing the evacuation of 250 people but no injuries or significant damage to nearby homes.

Seismic activity at Mount St. Helens has changed significantly during the past 24 hours and the changes make us believe that there is an increased likelihood of a hazardous event, which warrants release of this Notice of Volcanic Unrest. The swarm of very small
Mount St. Helens Notice of Volcanic Unrest.

Savvy Web surfers catch new wave of browsers
Since Microsoft won the browser wars in the late 1990s, its Internet Explorer software has been the way most people surf the Web. But with some slick new challengers on the scene, that may be about to change.

$28 million fails to slow deaths
A $28 million U.S. border control strategy and an unprecedented effort by private advocacy groups failed to slow illegal entrant deaths in Southern Arizona this year, a compilation of records by the Arizona Daily Star shows.

NYC stadium backers: "Tastes great!"
The big story at yesterday's public hearing on New York's multi-billion-dollar Hudson Yards plan was the scene on the sidewalk outside.

Sunday, September 26, 2004

10,000 people in U.S. work in forced labor 

REPORT PDF: "Hidden Slaves: Forced Labor in the United States"
Forced Labor in the United States 73 Pages Human Rights Watch Berkeley.

REPORT: "Hidden Slaves: Forced Labor in the United States"
At any given time, some 10,000 people in the United States are forced to work against their will under threat of violence, a new report found.

Upcoming Draft: There will be absolutely no deferments for someone with a family to support or who is enrolled in any kind of a school, etc.
The nominal ages covered are from 18 through 26 but a special exception is now in the orders for anyone with what the Army calls “technical skills” such as proficiency in computers, foreign language skills and so on. These poor jerks are subject to the draft until they are 35! Again, no deferments will be allowed unless the subject is already working for a government agency and is certified by his superiors as “vital” to whatever “war effort” the Army deems important.

U.S. Soldier Speaks: "I'd probably vote for a monkey if he was running against Bush," said Spc. Chris Schrader, 20, another Ohioan based at Fort Bragg. The Iraq war, he said, was based on "the wrong reasons at the wrong time."

Young soldiers conflicted about Bush's leadership
On two of the nation's key military bases, where young American troops get ready for war and recover from it, young Americans in uniform have mixed feelings about President Bush's wartime leadership.

USA's FCC raids KFAR 90.9FM half-hour after 'Axis of Good' premiere
"If the Bush administration wants to 'go Iraq' on Venezuela and fabricate a war with some made up excuse to invade it to loot the country from their wealth, they'll need to make sure they can construe Chavez as an evil dictator with no popular support ... they do have a lot of media paid PR working on that."

Begin Search: To find out which jobs in your community have been exported or lost due to trade."

Ellsberg Calls for Change, Truth
Daniel Ellsberg, the former Defense Department official who leaked the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War, on Saturday urged voters to oust President Bush from office and called for government insiders to provide similar classified documents about the invasion of Iraq.

‘Staying the Course’ Isn’t an Option
Iraq is probably already lost, says former military-policy planner Mike Turner. But there are still some smart strategies for Kerry to adopt.

A Big Increase of New Voters in Swing States
A sweeping voter registration campaign in heavily Democratic areas has added tens of thousands of new voters to the rolls in the swing states of Ohio and Florida.

Bush Upbeat as Iraq Burns
Senator John McCain, the Arizona Republican, said on "Fox News Sunday": "The situation has obviously been somewhat deteriorating, to say the least." He said "serious mistakes" have been made and that most of them "can be traced back to not having sufficient numbers of troops there."

The U.S. economy's recovery may be a little shaky, but you wouldn't know it from looking at this year's Forbes 400. The combined net worth of the nation's wealthiest climbed to $1 trillion, up $45 billion in 12 months
The 400 Richest Americans.

9-11: Was 'Lets Roll' responsible for the Espionage investigation?
I have just learned from an inside FBI source that 'LetsRoll911.org' has caused the first open investigation of Federal Officials & 911; A one Mr. Lawrence Franklin, from the Pentagon, is now being openenly investigated for espionage for Israel.

Insurgency in Iraq 'is worsening'
US Secretary of State Colin Powell has said the situation in Iraq is getting worse, as American forces continue to battle insurgents.

DEAD IN THE WATER: During the Six-Day War, Israel attacked and nearly sank the USS Liberty belonging to its closest ally, the USA
Israel attacked

Website Publishes US Troops Mass Grave Photos
Comment: We have not yet confirmed the veracity of these photos.

House Republicans Unveil Sweeping Sept. 11 Bill
U.S. House of Representatives Republican leaders unveiled sweeping legislation on Friday that they said reflects Sept. 11 commission recommendations for reforming U.S. intelligence operations.

Hacker Tools Mean JPEG Worm Coming Soon
A tool that makes it easy to craft malicious JPEG images then let them loose against vulnerable Windows PCs has appeared.

San Diego close to bankruptcy
"America's Finest City" is in a fine mess. Its unfunded pension liability -- the gap between the value of its pension assets and its obligation to retirees -- stood at $1.17 billion at the end of January. It also faces a shortfall of $545 million for retiree medical benefits.

70% Of America Is Confused By George W. Bush Lies
Recent polls show that 70% of Americans still believe George W. Bush when he said Saddam Hussein was involved with the attacks on 9/11.

The Riddle of Anti Semitism By Henry Makow Ph.D.
It should come as no surprise that the people who own and control the world have put their interests before the greater good of humanity.

Sudan Repeats Claim that Political Opposition Backed Failed Coup Plot
A senior Sudanese government official has repeated allegations that a political opposition party organized a coup plot.

9-11: Take the 9/11 Truth Test
Test your knowledge of the September 11th attacks.

Israel accused after Syria car bomb killing
Syrian officials also pointed the finger at Israel. Ahmad Haj Ali, an adviser to the Syrian information minister, told Associated Press: "This is not the first warning Israel has tried to convey to Syria. What happened indicates that Israel's aggression has no limits."

Breakfast with the FT: Ralph Nader
”You’re the only son of a bitch talking about anything,” said the old man, and Nader, who is used to being called a “son of a bitch” and much worse besides, grew a little taller. “He is an insurance mogul,” Nader told me, as if flattery were somehow sweeter coming from the executive suite.

Under land and sea, in vast subterranean laboratories, scientists are working to uncover the secrets of the universe, from 'dark matter' to global warming
The hidden giants.

Ayoon wa Azan (Neo-Con Spies IV)
What is more dangerous than neo-cons spying for Israel is that some officials hijacking the U.S. foreign policy and direct it to serve the Israeli interests. In previous columns, I recorded their stances toward Iraq, Iran and Palestinians that have become U.S. policy. This is what probably led the real conservative Patrick Buchanan to say, "What the U.S. needs in the Middle East is a policy made in the U.S. not in Tel Aviv, AIPAC or the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)."

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