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21.Nov.2005 http://www.globalintel.com
21.Nov.2005 All these + more, Frank Olson had produced in his laboratory at Fort Detrick, near Washington DC.

It was America's chemical-biological warfare complex.

00.000.1943 -Since- Olson had worked there.  

To ensure his weapons worked, they were tried out on what the CIA classified as "expendables":

suspected double agents, captured spies + others held in detention camps in the American Zone in southern Germany.  

00.000.1950 -This was the s when- the Cold War was at its height.

But Olson had never witnessed the result of his work.

00.000.1953 -Then in the summer of- he visited a CIA "safe house" near Stuttgart.

He saw men dying, often in agony, from the weapons he had made.

He was shocked + protested.

By the time he had returned to Fort Detrick in

00.Nov.1953 of that year, his fate had been sealed.

CIA director Allan Welsh Dulles decided that Olson was a dangerous whistleblower.  

Eric Olson had always maintained "my father was murdered on the highest authority".

He has fought a long battle to prove his point.

But at every step he was blocked by two of the most powerful men in Washington - Cheney + Rumsfeld.  

But the documents which have surfaced in Washington all too clearly pinpoint the role the two men played in covering-up the murder of Frank Olson.
21.Nov.2005
BILL HAMMEL'S HOME PAGE Introduction

The question was + still is: Hey! What's going on here?
21.Nov.2005
ABCNEWS.com : Fort Detrick Workers to Take Polygraphs
21.Nov.2005
Dr. Leonard Horowitz http://www.tetrahedron.org/

Gunmen Deputized To Secure Smallpox Vaccination Areas
19.Dec.2002 NEWS RELEASE Tetrahedron Publishing Group. For Immediate Release

In addition, the Congressional Record from

00.000.1977 cited numerous contracts administered by several universities + private laboratories engaged in the military's

"Biological Testing Involving Human Subjects by the Department of Defense

00.000.1977."
According to the Hearings before the Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research investigating the Army's secret experiments on American civilians + military personnel,

two of these contracts were managed by a private company implicated in the earliest studies of the Ebola virus.

Litton Bionetics Research Laboratories, which oversaw all of the cancer research + weapons testing programs at Fort Detrick in Maryland

during a largely funded, little known, "Special Virus Cancer Program,"
also developed other biological weapons including ones that combined simple flu viruses with leukemia viruses, apparently to test airborne leukemia.

According to these documents, reprinted in Emerging Viruses:

AIDS + Ebola, this subsidiary of Litton Industries, routinely engaged in advanced biological weapons experiments using genetically modified viruses that produced profound immune system failure + the unique cancer complex, more than a decade later, named AIDS.
"There's no doubt that human subjects in New York + central Africa were being used by these military-medical industrialists to even test cancer + AIDS-like viruses

00.000.1960-00.000.1970 -during the late -early s," Dr. Horowitz said.

"This recent Pentagon release + broad news coverage of it, smacks of a royal ruse.
This information is not 'news' at all.

21.Nov.2005 Another disinfo campaign by
anthraxandalqueada.com is getting legs on some Indymedia sites, but also PHX News.
Once again, someone tries to distract from the Anthrax from Fort Detrick to a connection with the former cavemen from afghanistan.
Everyone can come to their own conclusions, but i found out last year, that the guy who created the website is someone named
Ross Getman from Syracuse, NY (20.Jul.2003 )
His name is also mentioned in the CIA Research Database
Namebase (Unclear though, his connection)

21.Nov.2005
"Oh Lucy! - You Gotta Lotta 'Splainin To Do"

A TIMELINE SURROUNDING 11.Sep.2001 SEPTEMBER 11TH - IF CIA AND THE GOVERNMENT WEREN'T INVOLVED IN THE SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS WHAT WERE THEY DOING? - by Michael C. Ruppert

66.  

11.Sep.2001 Sept. 11-12, 2001 - Nearly a month before the first reported outbreak, White House officials start taking the powerful antibiotic Cipro to treat anthrax.

By the end of the year it will be known that the Ames strain of anthrax used in the attacks against Senators Leahy + Daschle was produced by CIA programs coordinated through Fort Detrick +

the Batelle Memorial Institute + the Dugway Proving Ground. [Source: NBC; CNN; www.tetrahedron.org , www.judicialwatch.org ]
11.Sep.2001 THE ISRAELI SPY RING SCANDAL The Story That Will Not Go Away
24.Mar.2002 Story of the attempt to frame an Egyptian at Fort Detrick.

21.Nov.2005-11.Sep.2001
The Truth About the 9/11 Attacks, Part II
21.Nov.2005
How convenient that Dugway Proving Ground has been manufacturing weapons-grade powdered anthrax

00.000.1998 -since- as reported in the above article-just in time for the recent anthrax attacks.

And in the above article it also says that Dugway Proving Ground has had the Ames strain since 00.000.1992 .

But if they say that they haven't been turning Ames into weapons-grade powdered anthrax then I guess we can trust them.

I mean, after all, governments never lie--especially about serious matters like this. But wait! Consider the below Washington Post article:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A34707-2001Dec12.html From the above article:

" An Army biological + chemical warfare facility in Utah has been quietly developing a virulent, weapons-grade formulation of anthrax spores

00.000.1992 -since at least- + samples of the bacteria were shipped back + forth between that facility + Fort Detrick, Md.,

on several occasions in the past several years, according to government officials + shipping records.

The Utah spores, grown and processed at the 800,000-acre Dugway Proving Ground about 80 miles from Salt Lake City, belong to the Ames strain -

the same strain used in the deadly letters sent to media outlets + two senators 00.Sep.2001 + 00.Oct.2001 .

No other nation is known to have made weapons-grade Ames. "

UPDATED UPDATE!:

Now it's been positively confirmed that the Ames strain which has been used in the terrorist attacks is a perfect genetic match to the Ames that only five laboratories in the world are known to ever of had, i.e.,

the labs talked about in the above articles--Dugway Proving Ground being one of them:

+ remember,

00.000.1990 -since the s- it was Dugway which has been manufacturing weapons-grade powdered anthrax

See the below Washington Post article:

"Capitol Hill Anthrax Matches Army's Stocks" (dated 16.Dec.200- ): http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A49502-2001Dec15.html
00.000.1998 -book "Bringing the War Home" author William Thomas writes, " Under that same [weapons transfer] program, 19 containers of Anthrax bacteria were supplied to Iraq in

00.000.1988 -by the American Type Culture Collection company, located near Fort Detrick, MD, the site of the US Army's high security germ warfare labs."

The Carlyle Group, the Bush es and bin Laden

The warnings about the Carlyle Group, the nationís 11th largest defense contractor + the Bush es came long before the World Trade Center attacks.

The Carlyle Group is a closely held corporation, exempt, for that reason, from reporting its affairs to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Little is known of what it actually does except that it buys + sells defense contractors. As of

04.Oct .2001 -it has removed its corporate web site from the World Wide Web making further investigation through that channel impossible.

Its Directors include Frank Carlucci, former Reagan Secretary of Defense; James Baker, former Bush [BGHW948] Secretary of State; +

Richard Darman, a former White House aide to Ronald Reagan + Republican Party operative.
00.000.1998 -book "Bringing the War Home" author William Thomas writes, " Under that same [weapons transfer] program, 19 containers of Anthrax bacteria were supplied to Iraq in

00.000.1988 -by the American Type Culture Collection company, located near Fort Detrick, MD, the site of the US Army's high security germ warfare labs."

The Carlyle Group, the Bushes and bin Laden

The warnings about the Carlyle Group, the nation s 11th largest defense contractor + the Bushes came long before the World Trade Center attacks.

The Carlyle Group is a closely held corporation, exempt, for that reason, from reporting its affairs to the Securities and Exchange Commission SEC.

Little is known of what it actually does except that it buys + sells defense contractors.

04.Oct.2001 -As of - it has removed its corporate web site from the World Wide Web making further investigation through that channel impossible.

Its Directors include Frank Carlucci, former Reagan Secretary of Defense;

James Baker, former Bush Secretary of State; +

Richard Darman, a former White House aide to Ronald Reagan + Republican Party operative.

03.Mar.2001 -just weeks after Bush [BGW968]'s inauguration, the conservative Washington lobbying group Judicial Watch issued a press release. It said:

"(Washington, D.C.) Judicial Watch, the public interest law firm that investigates + prosecutes government abuse + corruption,

called on former President Bush [BGHW948] to resign immediately from the Carlyle Group, a private investment firm, while his son President Bush [BGW968] is in office .
21.Nov.2005 The militarized anthrax used by the USA was developed by William C. Patrick III, who holds five classified patents on the process.

He has worked at both Ft. Detrick + the Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah.

Patrick is now a private biowarfare consultant to the military + CIA.

Patrick developed the process by which anthrax spores could be concentrated at the level of one trillion spores per gram.

No other country has been able to get concentrations above 500 billion per gram.

The anthrax that was sent around the eastern USA last fall was concentrated at one trillion spores per gram.
In recent years Patrick has worked with Kanatjan Alibekov.

00.000.1992 -Now known by the Americanized "Ken Alibek", he defected to the U.S. .

Before defecting, Alibek was the #2 man in the FSU's biowarfare program.
His boss was Dr. Vladimir Pasechnik.
A PATTERN?

After three months of conflicting reports it is now official that the anthrax that has killed several Americans

05.Oct.2001-isince. s from US military sources connected to CIA research.

The FBI has stated that only 10 people could have had access, yet at the same time they are reporting astounding security breaches at the biowarfare facility at Ft. Detrick, MD;

breaches such as unauthorized nighttime experiments + lab specimens missing.
* West Nile researcher, Dr. Michael Perich, 46, died in a one-vehicle car accident.

00.000.1986-00.000.1992 Perich worked at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md., as the vector suppression program manager + research medical entomologist.

Colleagues described him as "one of the few entomologists with the experience to go out + save lives today." http://alfatomega.com/noname031.html
".. carry on business.

The order to seize the bank is quietly burried in government records + kept out of the public media.

00.000.1942 UK creates anthrax bomb +

00.000.1942 UK anthrax bomb tests on Gruinard Island.

00.000.1943 Test of the Eldridge ONR invisibility project.

00.000.1943 Germany establishes through Gehlen .."
".. Nazi leaders take over power in Argentina.

00.000.1943 Pilots start reporting "foo fighters" in the air.

00.000.1943 USA UK Allies begin manufacture of anthrax bomb, using UK design.

00.000.1943 USA gives Russia plans for atomic bomb under Lend Lease Program.

00.000.1943 USA delivers 1 kilogram of .."
".. was "safe". See 1945 .

00.000.1944 Uranium pile built in Clinton, Tennessee. New cyclotron completed at Washington.

00.000.1944 An initial batch of 5000 anthrax bombs comes off the production line at Camp Detrick.

Main American plant at Vigo, Indiana built at a cost of $8 million + employed 500 people.

The plant was capable of producing 50,000 anthrax bombs per month.

00.000.1945 -Plant ready for production by- but never used + eventually was leased for production of antibiotics.
21.Nov.2005 Selbst in Fort Detrick, der Forschungshochburg der US-Armee in Sachen Biowaffen, war Schlamperei offenbar der Normalfall.

Die "New York Times" zitiert Dokumente, die belegen, dass

00.000.1992 bei einer Inventur 62 Erreger-Proben fehlten;

darunter nicht nur der Kampfstoff-Klassiker Anthrax, sondern auch höchst ansteckende Ebola- + Hantaviren. Erst zehn Jahre später -

00.000.2002 -also- gab das Institut bekannt, man sei der Sache kürzlich nachgegangen.

Bis auf eine einzige, vermutlich harmlose Probe seien alle wieder aufgetaucht.
21.Nov.2005
Früher kamen die gefährlichen Erreger per Post

00.000.1990 -Noch Mitte der- neunziger Jahre- lieferten Mikroben-Archive wie die American Type Culture Collection waffentaugliche Erreger in alle Welt, es genügte der Briefkopf eines Forschungslabors.

Der Irak bezog einst Anthrax- und Botulismus-Erreger von dort.
21.Nov.2005
Der Anrufer hatte klare Vorstellungen: Er brauche dringend ein bisschen Erbgut von Westnil-Viren;

seine Firma müsse Schweineserum aus Afrika auf medizinische Reinheit prüfen + deshalb werde in den nächsten Tagen jemand mit einer Kühlkanne im Hamburger Tropeninstitut vorbeikommen.

Herbert Schmitz, Leiter der virologischen Abteilung, bat den Mann, sich erst einmal über Bundes-Seuchengesetz + Transportvorschriften zu informieren.

Dann könne er sich gern wieder melden.

Der Austausch von Mikroben galt unter Forschern zwar über Jahrzehnte als Selbstverständlichkeit, die bürokratischen Hürden hielten sich in Grenzen.

Seitdem aber die Anthraxbriefe kurz nach dem 11.Sep.2001 die Angst vor Bioterror entfesselt haben, ist die wissenschaftliche Arbeit nicht mehr dieselbe.

Die Deutsche Post weigert sich mittlerweile sogar, Blutproben oder Rachenabstriche zu befördern;

speziell geschulte Kurierfahrer lassen sich ihre Dienste ein Vielfaches kosten.

"Und virologisches Material aus den USA zu bekommen, ist zur Zeit so gut wie unmöglich", sagt Schmitz.
05.Dez.2002 URL: 
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,224863,00.html

Sicherheitsrisiko Forschung - Panik-Attacken im Labor
Von Tobias Zick

Deutsche Forscher bekommen keine Virenproben mehr aus den USA, amerikanische Labors vernichten ganze Erreger-Bestände.

Die Sorge vor dem Bioterror erschwert die wissenschaftliche Arbeit. Die größte Angst: ein Pocken-Cocktail aus einem Terror-Labor.
21.Nov.2005

http://www.lovearth.net

http://www.testsubjects.net

http://www.testsubjects.net/USMilitaryUsedNerveGas.htm

http://deploymentlink.osd.mil/current_issues/shad/shad_intro.shtml

A Military Secret No Longer Sailors Sprayed With Nerve Gas in Cold War Test, Pentagon Says

04.Jan.2002 DoD Releases Information on 1960 tests - WASHINGTON-

http://deploymentlink.osd.mil/news/jan02/news_10402_001.shtml

http://www.directactions.net/

Depleted Uranium Information Library, a gateway to primary source materials relating to the military use of depleted uranium + its possible health effects.

http://deploymentlink.osd.mil/du_library

Britain used DU 00.000.1950 s 'nuclear guinea pig' tests

http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?j64277714
21.Nov.2005
The SHAD program was planned and conducted by the Army’s Deseret Test Center.

However, the tests were done on Navy ships.

Both services kept separate, but service- specific records of the results.

Nobody in either service had gathered the pieces together.

For the past year, Morris + her team have been searching throughout the DoD system for data, systematically targeting the places these records may have been tucked away.

"We know that the Deseret Test Center documents were taken over by Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah," Morris says.

"We also know some of those documents went to Fort Detrick."

The process has been painstaking.

Paper + microfiche records have been combed by hand, important bits of information pieced together + added to a list of materials which then had to go through the Pentagon’s declassification process.

This investigation has required the close cooperation of the VA, the Military Veterans Health Coordinating Board, the Assistant Secretaries for Manpower and Reserve Affairs of the Army + Navy +

elements of the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

The Under Secretary of the Army also worked to expeditiously declassify needed documentation.

Data collected for each test includes the test dates, identification of ships + units involved, test locations, simulants/agents/decontaminants used + test methods employed.

Morris’ investigators have gone through thousands of classified documents + she says there are thousands more to look at.
17.Mar.2003 U$- Military Used Nerve Gas In Open Air Tests In 01.
Jan.1960-31.Dez.1969 's

http://www.lovearth.net/popup.htm

http://deploymentlink.osd.mil/current_issues/shad/shad_chart/shad_chart_6.shtml

http://www.lies.net/FakeTerrorAlerts.htm

http://www.testsubjects.net/USMilitaryUsedNerveGas.htm

00.000.1960 's Military Used Nerve Gas In Open Air Tests In - US DoD Releases Information on 00.000.1960 tests

http://deploymentlink.osd.mil/news/jan02/news_10402_001.shtml

WASHINGTON,

04.Jan.2002 (DeploymentLINK) -

00.000.1960 -In the s- the Department of Defense conducted a series of chemical + biological warfare vulnerability tests on naval ships known collectively as Project Shipboard Hazard and Defense.

Over the past 10 years, some individual veterans expressed concern to the Department of Veterans Affairs that their participation in these tests may have exposed them to harmful substances.

00.Aug.2000 -the VA asked the DoD for help in obtaining information needed to clarify claims information from servicemembers who believed they might have been exposed to harmful substances

during their participation in SHAD exercises.

Specifically, VA claims experts needed to know what type of substances veterans may have been exposed to + when they may have been exposed.

The simulants or agents used, dates of the tests + which vessels were involved are key to determine if there should be a concern today.

The Defense Department then began an investigation to determine possible medical hazards which may have been associated with these tests +

recently released the first in a series of fact sheets about the exercises.

Dee Dodson Morris is coordinating this ongoing investigation.

Her 22- year career in the Army Chemical Corps gives her distinctive understanding of these tests.
21.Nov.2005 Der Forschungsvorstoß lässt viele Durchbrüche erwarten - und dennoch ist das Getummel nicht allen geheuer.

Richard Ebright von der Rutgers University hätte lieber nur ein einziges neues Hochsicherheitslabor gesehen - + zwar in Fort Detrick, dem medizinischen Forschungszentrum des Pentagons.

Die Armee sei besser als eine Universität in der Lage, ein Institut voller tödlicher Erreger zu bewachen.

Ihn beunruhigt auch, dass die Zahl der Personen mit Zugang zu Killerviren so schnell steigt: "Es erhöht die Wahrscheinlichkeit einer Freisetzung."
21.Nov.2005 Galveston ist Unheil gewohnt, regelmäßig ziehen Hurrikane über die vor Texas gelegene Insel.

08.Sep.1900 Der schlimmste Orkan, der die USA je erreichte, zerstörte fast alle Häuser + tötete über 6000 Menschen.
Jetzt kommt die Pest nach Galveston.
Ausgerechnet diese Insel im Hurrikan-Gebiet haben die Amerikaner auserkoren, ein Arsenal des Todes zu beherbergen.

In einem schlichten Gebäude der University of Texas ist gerade hinter extradicken Mauern ein Labor der höchsten Sicherheitsstufe 4 fertig gestellt worden.

In diesen Tagen wird es beliefert mit ersten Killern - etwa den Erregern von Horrorkrankheiten wie Ebola, Lassa und Krim-Kongo.
Und das ist erst der Anfang. Bisher gab es nur drei Hochsicherheitslabore in den USA + die Forscher mussten sich dort drängeln.

Das ist für immer vorbei. Für 120 Millionen $ wird in Galveston bis 2007 das "National Biocontainment Laboratory" errichtet: ein Mega-Laborkomplex für Hunderte von Forschern.

Ein Zwillingsinstitut ist in Boston geplant, weitere Großlabore in Montana und Maryland; und gleich neun kleinere Regionallabore der Sicherheitsstufen 2 und 3 werden über das Land verteilt.
Die USA betreiben einen beispiellosen Ausbau ihrer Forschungskapazität auf den Gebieten der Biowaffen und neuen Infektionskrankheiten wie Sars oder Vogelgrippe.

Gefördert mit Milliardensummen aus Washington stürzen sich Tausende Wissenschaftler an Universitäten, öffentlichen Instituten und Firmen auf die Arbeit an todbringenden Viren und Bakterien.

"Biodefense" lautet ihr Auftrag; denn die immer noch ungeklärten Anthrax-Anschläge im Herbst 2001 haben offenbart, dass die Amerikaner gefährlich wenig wissen über die Waffen von Bioterroristen.
21.Nov.2005
Die neuen Spielregeln sind streng: Jeder Bewerbername wird von CIA und FBI mit der internen Terrorliste gegengecheckt.

Ein mühsames Procedere bei derzeit gut 80.000 Namen auf der Liste.

Die strengen Kontrollen zeigen, wie die Nachwehen des 11.Sep.2001 längst auch eher beschaulich-weltfremde Fachleute quälen.

Seit klar geworden ist, dass sich viele wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse sowohl gegen als auch für den Terrorismus einsetzen lassen, steht die Forschung unter Generalverdacht

Vergangenes Jahr verdächtigte das FBI Steven Hatfill, Mitarbeiter im Hochsicherheitslabor für Biowaffen Fort Detrick in Maryland, Anthrax-Briefe verschickt zu haben.

Seither hat die US-Regierung besonders die Mikrobiologie ins Fadenkreuz genommen.

Oberstes Ziel: Der Personenkreis mit Zugang zu Pocken- oder Anthrax-Erregern soll radikal eingeschränkt und penibel überprüft werden.

Forscher werden erfasst und durchleuchtet
21.Nov.2005 his was the 1950s when the Cold War was at its height. But Olson had never witnessed the result of his work.

Then in the summer of 1953, he visited a CIA "safe house" near Stuttgart. He saw men dying, often in agony, from the weapons he had made.

He was shocked + protested. By the time he had returned to Fort Detrick in November of that year, his fate had been sealed.

CIA director Allan Welsh Dulles decided that Olson was a dangerous whistleblower.
21.Nov.2005 For almost half a century Eric Olson has insisted his father was murdered "on orders from the highest level".  

Frank Olson's work for the CIA had included making biological weapons.

He had devised an aerosol disguised as insect spray that contained the lethal pathogen, botulism.

00.000.1951 It was successfully used to kill a Russian GRU military intelligence officer on a visit to Gdansk, Poland, .  

Another creation had been toothpaste containing salmonella, an incapacitating bacterium.

00.000.1952 The CIA arranged for it to be distributed to Bulgarian troops in Sofia.  

Yet another weapon was inserted into Polish produced jam, the shigella bacterium, which produced incapacitating diarrhoea.

00.000.1952 For a time it produced a major outbreak among Polish and other Warsaw Pact frontline troops .  

All these + more, Frank Olson had produced in his laboratory at Fort Detrick, near Washington DC.

It was America's chemical-biological warfare complex.

00.000.1943 -Since-, Olson had worked there.  

To ensure his weapons worked, they were tried out on what the CIA classified as "expendables":

suspected double agents, captured spies and others held in detention camps in the American Zone in southern Germany.  
21.Nov.2005
Search Warrant

No one has been arrested so far in the anthrax attacks that killed five people + sickened dozens more in Connecticut + Florida + New York + Washington more than nine months ago.

Hatfill's name grabbed headlines in 00.Jun.---- , when FBI agents searched his apartment in Frederick, Maryland, with his consent.

They searched the home again this month using a search warrant.

00.Sep.1997-00.Sep.1999 Hatfill worked from at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Maryland, where anthrax is accessible.

Investigators have said the anthrax may have come from the military base near Frederick.

21.Nov.2005 This list is an attempt to auto-extract proper names from http://www.lycaeum.org/books/books/last_circle/15.htm
Detrick, Fort
21.Nov.2005 9. This vaccine is not an improvement on the currently licensed anthrax vaccine.

It was selected because it was already available when the decision was made to jettison the old vaccine. 

Although it is definitely more pure, unfortunately its purity has not demonstrated improved safety or effectiveness. 

Its primary ingredient, PA (protective antigen) has significant toxicity. [3,4] For example, in

00.000.1960 -in the s- studies performed at Fort Detrick by Lincoln + Klein, injecting it into the cerebrospinal fluid of monkeys caused complete cessation of brain electrical activity for several minutes.
21.Nov.2005 7. Testing in animals is likely to have little value in predicting human effectiveness. 

Vaccine effectiveness varies all over the map depending upon which experimental animal species are chosen. 

No correlates of protection have been identified which permit extrapolation from animals to humans.  In fact, in older

00.000.1980-00.000.1990 -from the s- studies performed at Fort Detrick + Porton Down, UK, rPA vaccines were LESS effective in animal models than the currently licensed vaccines.
21.Nov.2005
Now let's turn to the anthrax vaccine contract:

4. VaxGen (another start-up company selected by DHHS) was investigated by the London Times + The Guardian for improper manipulation of its stock price + has faced several lawsuits by investors.

Why contract with VaxGen to produce a vaccine created years ago at Fort Detrick

So far, VaxGen has received $80 million for 3 million doses.

Document 1: AD Number: ADA308957.pdf
Corporate Author: U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland
00.000.1998 Report Date: Unclassified Title: Defense Against Toxin Weapons
WWW.ANTHRAXVACCINE.ORG
www.MajorBates.com - Many worthwhile items, including news reports, a brief on the legality of the order + the story of Sonnie Bates, former AF pilot and Major who refused the vaccine
Compelling story about mandatory participation in the vaccine program, at the
Phoenix New Times
00.Oct.1999 I was interviewed for a segment on anthrax vaccine shown on the Jim Lehrer Newshour .

The segment omitted the scientific reasons for protesting the anthrax vaccine program, but I was asked to participate in a "Question and Answer" forum on the Lehrer Newshour website, along with Col. Arthur Friedlander, MD, a prominent anthrax expert at Fort Detrick, US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease.
15.Feb.2003 , 17:01URL: 
http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,235341,00.html

USA
Witwe verlangt Entschädigung für Anthraxopfer
Eine Amerikanerin, deren Mann durch Anthrax starb, verlangt von der US-Regierung eine Summe von 50 Millionen $.

Wegen schlampiger Sicherheitsvorkehrungen in einem Armeelabor habe der todbringende Erreger erst in Umlauf kommen können.
Der Fotoredakteur Robert Stevens hatte sich wahrscheinlich in einem Gebäude der American Media in Boca Raton in Florida über einen verseuchten Brief angesteckt.

05.Okt.2001 -Er starb am-

00.000.1976 -seit- Stevens war das erste Anthrax-Todesopfer in den USA .

Schuler erklärte, die Forderung sei dem Verteidigungsministerium zugestellt worden.

Falls die Regierung die Forderung zurückweist, kann er innerhalb von sechs Monaten Klage einreichen.

Bislang gibt es nur Vermutungen, dass die tödlichen Erreger aus Fort Detrick in Maryland stammten.

Dort ist das Forschungsinstitut für Viruserkrankungen der Streitkräfte untergebracht.
Open Directory Project :
Society : ... : Biological & chemical terrorism (Other versions: Google ) MEDLINE plus : Biodefense & bioterrorism
National Library of Medicine 1st Spot :
Bioterrorism
Harold Shore
Chemical and biological weapons
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sweden); Peace Studies Dept, Univ Bradford (UK)
BiodefenseEducation.org reference library
Donna M. D'Alessandro, Michael P. D'Alessandro
Bioterrorism
US Food & Drug Administration
Bioterrorism information resources
Maryland Dept Health
Bioterrorism Web resources for physicians
Medical Computing Today healthfinder® :
Bioterrorism
US Government LookSmart :
Biological warfare & weapons Biological defense related links
US Army Medical Research, Inst Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, Maryland Yahoo :
Bioterrorism

Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa
13.Jun.2002 URL: 
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,200524,00.html

Fahndung
Die müde Jagd des FBI auf den "Anthrax-Man"
Von Carsten Volkery, New York

Seit einem halben Jahr gilt Fort Detrick als der wahrscheinlichste Herkunftsort des Anthraxerregers, der die USA im Herbst in Schrecken versetzte. Doch erst jetzt müssen sich Mitarbeiter einem Lügendetektortest unterziehen. Die schleppende Fahndung führt zu Spekulationen, dass das FBI den Täter gar nicht finden will.

New York - Bereits im vergangenen November, einen Monat nach dem ersten Anthrax-Todesfall, stellte das FBI ein Täterprofil des Absenders der vier Anthraxbriefe vor: Gesucht werde ein amerikanischer Mikrobiologe, der Zugang zu einem der wenigen Biowaffenlabore in den USA habe.
20.Jul.2004 URL: 
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Anthrax-Anschläge - FBI durchsucht Bio-Labors der US-Armee
Im Zuge der Ermittlungen zu den Anthrax-Anschlägen im Jahr 2001 hat das FBI jetzt auch Biowaffen-Labors der US-Armee unter die Lupe genommen. Offenbar hat die US-Bundespolizei einen früheren Wissenschaftler der Labors unter Verdacht.

Frederick/USA - Nach Angaben aus Ermittlerkreisen steht die Razzia mit den Anthrax-Anschlägen Ende 2001 in Zusammenhang. Ein Sprecher von Fort Detrick, wo sich die Labors zur Verteidigung gegen Biowaffen befinden, bestätigte lediglich, dass die Forschungseinrichtung aufgrund der Untersuchung seit Freitag geschlossen sei.
Seit dem Eingang einer Serie von teilweise tödlichen Briefen mit Anthrax-Erregern bei Kongressabgeordneten in Washington und weiteren Empfängern in Florida und New York im Herbst 2001 ist Fort Detrick schon mehrfach vom FBI besucht worden. Ein früher dort tätiger Wissenschaftler, Stephen Hatfill, wurde von der Bundespolizei als "Person von Interesse" eingestuft, was Spekulationen über eine Verwicklung des Labors in den Anthrax-Terror auslöste.
Eine FBI-Sprecherin in Washington erklärte heute auf Anfrage lediglich, die aktuelle Untersuchung sei Teil eines laufenden Ermittlungsverfahrens.

Nach Erhalt der Briefe waren 2001 fünf Menschen an LungenAnthrax gestorben, 17 weitere wurden krank.
21.Nov.2005 Dr. Cieslak is chief of Field Operations Department in the Division of Operational Medicine at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Ft Detrick, MD.

Dr. Cieslak is working in the area of medical defense against biological warfare + terrorism.
21.Nov.2005
Special Issue Clinical and Epidemiologic Principles of Anthrax

Theodore J. Cieslak and Edward M. Eitzen, Jr.
U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Ft. Detrick, Maryland, USA
Search Slate
21.Nov.2005 The study did not directly address the much less common inhalation anthrax.

But as chance would have it, an inhalation anthrax epidemic at one of the mills led the researchers to vaccinate everyone at the site.

None of the vaccinated developed inhalation anthrax—good news but not scientifically relevant.

(The only scientifically relevant information reaped about inhalation anthrax was a detailed ticktock about how it progressed in humans. See this sidebar for more.)
21.Nov.2005 The BioPort vaccine's history can be traced back to the post-WWII. era,

when scientists at the now defunct U.S. Army Chemical Corps at Fort Detrick designed an anthrax vaccine after surmising that anthrax would make a powerful bioweapon.

Tests on 600 "scientific personnel" at Fort Detrick demonstrated the vaccine's safety +

00.000.1955-00.000.1959 non-military researchers tested the efficacy of the vaccine on workers at four U.S. factories where anthrax-contaminated raw goat hair was handled.

Typically, about 1 in 100 workers each year developed "cutaneous" anthrax, a less severe form of the disease that causes skin lesions.

But the study, the only human efficacy trial of the vaccine, proved it 92.5 % effective in preventing cutaneous anthrax.
21.Nov.2005 Open Directory Project :
Society : ... : Biological & chemical terrorism (Other versions: Google ) MEDLINE plus : Biodefense & bioterrorism
National Library of Medicine 1st Spot :
Bioterrorism
Harold Shore
Chemical and biological weapons
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sweden); Peace Studies Dept, Univ Bradford (UK)
BiodefenseEducation.org reference library
Donna M. D'Alessandro, Michael P. D'Alessandro
Bioterrorism
US Food & Drug Administration
Bioterrorism information resources
Maryland Dept Health
Bioterrorism Web resources for physicians
Medical Computing Today healthfinder® :
Bioterrorism
US Government LookSmart :
Biological warfare & weapons Biological defense related links
US Army Medical Research, Inst Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, Maryland Yahoo :
Bioterrorism

Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa
21.Nov.2005
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00.000.1944

An initial batch of 5000 anthrax bombs

comes off the production line

at

Camp Detrick.

Main American plant at Vigo, Indiana

built at a cost of

$8 million and employed 500 people.

The plant was capable of producing 50,000

anthrax bombs per month.

Plant ready for production by

00.000.1945

but never used,

and eventually was leased for production of antibiotics.

00.000.1944
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URL:  http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,309646,00.html
22.Jul.2004 FBI durchsucht Bio-Labors der US-Armee -Im Zuge der Ermittlungen zu den Anthrax-Anschlägen 00.000.2001 hat das FBI jetzt auch Biowaffen-Labors der US-Armee unter die Lupe genommen.

Offenbar hat die US-Bundespolizei einen früheren Wissenschaftler der Labors unter Verdacht.
Frederick/USA - Nach Angaben aus Ermittlerkreisen steht die Razzia mit den Anthrax-Anschlägen 00.000.2001 -Ende- in Zusammenhang.

Ein Sprecher von Fort Detrick, wo sich die Labors zur Verteidigung gegen Biowaffen befinden, bestätigte lediglich, dass die Forschungseinrichtung aufgrund der Untersuchung seit Freitag geschlossen sei.
Seit dem Eingang einer Serie von teilweise tödlichen Briefen mit Anthrax-Erregern bei Kongressabgeordneten in Washington + weiteren Empfängern in Florida + New York

00.000.2001 -Herbst- ist Fort Detrick schon mehrfach vom FBI besucht worden.

Ein früher dort tätiger Wissenschaftler, Stephen Hatfill, wurde von der Bundespolizei als "Person von Interesse" eingestuft, was Spekulationen über eine Verwicklung des Labors in den Anthrax-Terror auslöste.
Eine FBI-Sprecherin in Washington erklärte heute auf Anfrage lediglich, die aktuelle Untersuchung sei Teil eines laufenden Ermittlungsverfahrens.

Nach Erhalt der Briefe waren 2001 fünf Menschen an LungenAnthrax gestorben, 17 weitere wurden krank.
30.Mai 2003 The good news for the Pentagon yesterday was that its investigators had finally unearthed evidence of weapons of mass destruction, including 100 vials of anthrax + other dangerous bacteria.

The bad news was that the stash was found, not in Iraq, but fewer than 50 miles from Washington, near Fort Detrick in the Maryland countryside.

The anthrax was a non-virulent strain + the discoveries are apparently remnants of an abandoned germ warfare programme.

They merited only a local news item in the Washington Post.

But suspicious finds in Iraq have made front-page news (before later being cleared), given the failure of US military inspection teams to find evidence of the weapons that were the justification for the 23.Mar.2003 invasion.

Even more embarrassing for the Pentagon, there was no documentation about the various biological agents disposed of at the US bio-defence centre at Fort Detrick.

Iraq's failure to come up with paperwork proving the destruction of its biological arsenal was portrayed by the US as evidence of deception in the run-up to the war. http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,965319,00.html

Die Ausgrabungen und die Identifizierung der gefundenen Materialien hat sich als sehr aufwendig erwiesen, da keine Dokumentationen über die vergrabenen Stoffe vorhanden ist.

100 im Sand vergrabene Ampullen mit Anthraxerregern und anderen biologischen Kampfstoffen sind schon längst gefunden worden.

Das ganze hat nur einen kleinen Schönheitsfehler.

Der Fundort befindet sich nahe Fort Detrick, in Maryland, USA.

Sie wurden im Rahmen einer seit zwei Jahren andauernden Säuberungsaktion des Geländes um Fort Detrick gefunden, wo das Biowaffenprogramm der USA beheimatet war.

00.000.1969 -Offiziell wurde das Programm beendet, für die "Forschung an Gegenmitteln" wurden aber trotzdem weiterhin die gleichen Bakterien + Viren gezüchtet + weiterentwickelt. http://www.freace.de/artikel/mai2003/mvw290503.html
21.Nov.2005
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Detrick, Camp
Military Recruiters Have Unrivaled Access to Schools

Michael Berg reports:
Today, military recruiters have unprecedented access to public schools. The little-known Section 9528 of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 grants the Pentagon access to directories of all public high schools (supplying them with student names, addresses and phone numbers) to facilitate contact for military service recruitment.
A student or parent wishing to protect privacy must actively contact the school to opt out and protect their personal information. In some districts, it can be difficult to withhold information specifically from recruiters, yet still allow this information to be used for other purposes that parents and students may approve of, such as honor rolls or school TV shows.

24.Feb.2005 FBI abandons secrecy claims against Edmonds

Sibel Edmonds is about to make life very unpleasant for the FBI;
The Department of Justice has abandoned its claim that allegations made by a fired FBI translator are secret, paving the way for a court case that will air embarrassing allegations about incompetence, poor security and possible espionage in the translation unit of the Bureau's Washington Field Office.
The story goes on to say;
Edmonds reported that many of those hired to work in the unit could barely speak English; that they left secure laptop computers lying around while they went to lunch; that they took classified material home with them; and - even more disturbing - that one co-worker had undeclared contacts with a foreign organization that was under FBI surveillance.
Edmonds was fired from the FBI, but;
Edmonds is suing the FBI, claiming she was fired for bringing to light these problems - which have been identified by several inquiries as significant contributing factors to the success of the Sept. 11 plot.

26.Feb.2005 Still Trying to Silence Sibel

Sibel Edmonds, the heroic FBI contract translator - turned - whistle blower, despite the Department of Justice dropping their attempted application of the "state secrets privilege" to silence her last week, is now up against the same tactic with a different name.
According to John Files at
the New York Times:
"The government has told a federal appeals court that a suit by an FBI translator who was fired after accusing the bureau of ineptitude should not be allowed to proceed because it would cause 'significant damage to the national security and foreign policy of the USA.'
Lawyers for the government said in a brief filed with the court on Thursday that the suit could not continue without disclosing privileged and classified information."
This apparently means, "If we let her tell you what she knows, we might be in trouble."
Sibel Edmonds' Website
My interview of her (mp3) Posted by: Scott Horton on 26.Feb.2005 | 8:56 pm | Profile
21.Nov.2005 Saddam Hussein's half-brother, who was a personal adviser during his presidency, was captured in a joint Iraqi + coalition forces operation, Iraqi government officials said Sunday.

Associated Press explains: Iraqi security forces captured Saddam Hussein's half brother + former adviser, government officials said Sunday, dealing a blow to an insurgency that some Iraqi officials claim the former fugitive was helping organize + fund, perhaps from Syria.

Although CNN + many news outlets continue to push this story, the real story has emerged:

In an apparent goodwill gesture, Syrian authorities captured Saddam's half-brother + 29 other officials of the deposed dictator's Baath Party in Syria + handed them over to Iraq.

What will those insidious Syrians try next?!

20.Nov.2005 http://www.spoofnews.com/content/view/341/31/
He [Tom DeLay] has abused his power... A Republican ethics committee in Congress has found that was the case three times last year when Tom DeLay used the Department of Homeland Security to track down airplanes Democrats were riding on. What kind of abuse of power is this + how does Ann get off supporting this morally, ethically or in any other way?
20.Nov.2005
http://www.spoofnews.com/content/view/341/31/
Insana posed the question, "Is the Republican leadership sinking under the weight of hubris + moral decay?" Here's a sample of the banter:
BRAD FRIEDMAN: It's remarkable to see this Republican Party right now who used to parade and claim they were in favor of the rule of law, all of a sudden, they don't seem to give a damn about the rule of law.

When they can't defend themselves, which seems to be quite frequently lately, what they do is try to destroy their opposition...

Why is it that when Democrats commit crimes that are prosecuted by Ronnie Earle, they're crimes, but when Tom Delay does so... it's a partisan witchhunt?
20.Nov.2005
http://www.spoofnews.com/content/view/341/31/
Tuesday, 04 October 2005
President George Bush told reporters that he passed a breathalyzer test shortly before the start of his press conference in the White House Rose Garden this morning.

Bush was asked about speculation that he was drinking again. "Let's just say I was below the legal limit, but if you folks keep asking me tough questions, there's no guarantee I'll stay sober until noon."
More on President Bush's press conference, Tom DeLay plus blogger Brad Friedman in today's RU-486 Morning-After Indexes:
President Bush's Press Confrence: George Bush defended his choice of White House Counsel Harriet Miers as Supreme Court Justice, adding, "I have never asked any judge about their personal opinion on abortion."

Bush also said that Miers was the first woman in charge of "the Dallas bar I hung out in during the good old days. Okay, maybe not, but the two women look alike."
After almost five years of refusing to admit mistakes, George Bush is anxious to carry the weight for Hurricane Katrina.

"I take all the responsibility for all the failures of the federal government."

But just about Katrina.
When asked if his agenda has been scrambled, Bush shot back that "the only way to increase tight [energy] supplies is to build new refineries... Congress needs to deal with that and pass the Patriot Act.

Couldn't leave that out. The two are related."
Bush used a question about a potential Avian Flu pandemic to pitch his proposal to repeal the
Posse Comitatus Act.

"Who best to be able to effect a quarantine," Bush suggested, "...the use of the military that is able to plan and move. Congress needs to take a look at circumstances [that] vest the capacity of the President."
Bush's Blood Alcohol Content: 0.02 (legal limit 0.10)
Swagger Factor: 2 (Swagger while reading "My Pet Goat": 3)
Federal Programs to be Streamlined or Eliminated: 150
Questions Asked About Plamegate: 2
Questions Answered About Plamegate: 0
Times R-Word Used: 5
Time to Post-Press Conference Bloody Mary: 45
President Bush's Approval Rating: 40%
Political Capital Left: "Plenty"
Harriet Miers' Supreme Court Nomination: Pundits have been saying that Miers, who has no experience as a judge, is a "blank slate" with no paper trail to dissect.

However, there are lots of blanks Miers can fill in during her Senate confirmation hearings.

Mike Brown spoke with President Bush about Hurricane Katrina on __________.

Tony Blair + George Bush agreed to __________ the facts intelligence on Iraq around a policy of preemptive war.

George Bush knew ahead of time that __________ would be Robert Novak's source in outing Valerie Plame as a CIA covert operative.
Questions George Bush was asked about Miers today: 9
Days Bush wants Miers confirmed in (by Thanksgiving): 51
Embarassing questions Senators can ask Miers: 47
Times Miers will invoke executive privilege: 46
Senators who will ask the tough questions: 3
Appeals by Karl Rove + Scooter Libby that Miers will recuse herself on: 0
Days CNN's Daryn Kagan will take off to console
Rush Limbaugh : 3
Second Tom DeLay Indictment: A Harris County, TX grand jury delivered a second indictment on Rep. Tom Delay yesterday.

A money laundering count was added to the original conspiracy charge.

District Attorney Ronnie Earle sought the new indictment after DeLay's attorney's moved to dismiss the original charge.
20.Nov.2005
http://www.spoofnews.com/content/view/341/31/
After almost five years of refusing to admit mistakes, George Bush is anxious to carry the weight for Hurricane Katrina.

"I take all the responsibility for all the failures of the federal government." But just about Katrina.
20.Nov.2005
Off the Kuff: Abramoff scandal reaches Ralph Reed
30.Jun.2004
Abramoff scandal reaches Ralph Reed

According to The Nation, the burgeoning scandal/investigation into the activities of DeLay cohorts Jack Abramoff + Mike Scanlon is about to reach out + touch former Christian Coalition director Ralph Reed.

00.000.2002 -In early- the Coushatta tribe of Louisiana was desperately trying to kill a planned competing casino that the rival .."
The messages document how they maneuvered secretly 00.000.2001 to organize a campaign to pressure the Texas state government to shut down a casino owned by the Tigua tribe of western Texas, .."
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20.Nov.2005
Ukraine: Tausende fordern Rücktritt Juschtschenkos

20.Nov.2005 Schleppender Wiederaufbau: Wie die USA die Sympathien der Afghanen verspielen
20.Nov.2005
Israel: Arbeitspartei verlässt die Regierung
20.Nov.2005
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Those Political Penguins • “It’s not half full or half empty, the damn glass is just twice as big as it needs to be…”
03.Nov.2005 What The GOP Really Thinks Of Its Base Posted by JT Davis @ 8:14 pm
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20.Nov.2005
Abramoff-Scanlon School of Sleaze

Wednesday’s Senate hearings yielded more scandalous revelations about how the dynamic lobbying duo bilked American Indian tribes out of millions and used the money to win elections for their Republican clients.

Up-and-coming Republican hacks would do well to watch closely the ongoing Senate investigations of superstar lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his former business partner Michael Scanlon.

The power duo stand accused of exploiting Native American tribes to the tune of roughly $66 million, laundering that money into bank accounts they controlled +

then using it to buy favors for powerful members of Congress + the executive branch.

But they sure did know how to play the game.

Consider one memo highlighted in a Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday that Scanlon, a former aide to Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, sent the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana to describe his strategy for protecting the tribe’s gambling business. In plain terms, Scanlon confessed the source code of recent Republican electoral victories: target religious conservatives, distract everyone else + then railroad through complex initiatives.

The wackos get their information through the Christian right, Christian radio, mail, the internet and telephone trees,” Scanlon wrote in the memo, which was read into the public record at a hearing of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. “Simply put, we want to bring out the wackos to vote against something and make sure the rest of the public lets the whole thing slip past them.” The brilliance of this strategy was twofold: Not only would most voters not know about an initiative to protect Coushatta gambling revenues, but religious “wackos” could be tricked into supporting gambling at the Coushatta casino even as they thought they were opposing it.

Another lesson from the Abramoff-Scanlon school: Pad your public numbers. In

00.Oct.2001 , the lobbying team decided to inflate the amount they were billing Indian tribes so Abramoff could make it into a “top ten” ranking of Native American lobbyists.

They planned to tell the Coushatta tribe that $1 million was needed for a “public affairs” strategy.

Then, by apparently falsifying an invoice from Abramoffs law firm, Greenberg Traurig, they would reroute the money to a charity Abramoff had founded, which was paying to build a school for his children and give “sniper training” courses in Israel.
00.000.1998 -
This information was compiled by the Institute for First Amendment Studies and was posted on their website.

Much of this information is now dated.

It is posted here as part of a historic research archive. Terrence Scanlon

Company: Capital Research Center
Title: President and Chairman of the Board
Address: 1513 16th St NW City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20036 Email:
tscanlon@capitalresearch.org
crc@capitalresearch.org
Spouse: Judy

President and chairman of the board, Capital Research Center, a conservative research and educational institute established to study critical issues in philanthropy, with a special focus on non-profit "public interest" + advocacy groups and the influence these groups have on policy; authored numerous articles which have appeared in The New York Times , the Wall Sfreet Journal , the Washington Times + Human Events ;

former vice president for corporate relations, Heritage Foundation; vice chairman, appointed by President Ronald Reagan to a seven-year term, Consumer Product Safety Commission; first vice president, March for Life Education and Defense Fund; director, Education and Research Institute; trustee, Consumers Research; advisory board member, Consumer Alert. Spouse - Judy. Washington, D.C.
20.Nov.2005 SourceWatch is an encyclopedia of people, issues and groups shaping the public agenda. It is a project of the
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20.Nov.2005
Conservative News Service (CNS) reported that Scanlon named several organizations that are receiving federal funding including the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).

00.000.1999 the "AARP received $73 million in federal grants -He told the gathering that-

00.000.1999 73 million of your tax dollars went to the AARP.

Most of this money came from the Labor Department for job training programs for seniors." [6] ( http://www.geocities.com/collective_int/archive3224_3352.htm )

Scanlon had the National Council of Senior Citizens (NCSC) in his sights.

NCSC, he said, "were well known four years ago during the Hillary Clinton health care debate when they were lobbying for national health care.

Their budget is 96 % federally funded.

If it were not for federal dollars there would be no National Council for Senior Citizens." [7] ( http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=10496 )

00.Feb.2002 CRC's President, Terrence Scanlon signed onto a letter initiated by Edwin_J._Feulner

Edward Feulner from the Heritage Foundation arguing that a "stimulus package that reduces tax rates on workers, investors + business will mean more jobs, higher incomes + a stronger America".

(The letter carried the curious disclaimer 'organizational affiliations are included for identification purposes only'). [8] ( http://www.empoweramerica.org/stories/storyReader%24186 )

Scanlon has also signed on for other lobbying letters too.

00.Aug.2002 Scanlon was a co-signatory to a letter from the Center for Freedom and Prosperity which complained that "we are particularly concerned that the tax code is making it very difficult for U.S based companies to compete in global markets.

The corporate tax rate in the USA is much too high + we compound the damage by taxing income U.S. taxpayers earn in other countries". [9] ( http://www.freedomandprosperity.org/ltr/ctc4/ctc4.shtml )

CRC has also lobbied members of Congress against supporting measures to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

00.May 2003 on behalf of CRC Scanlon joined 32 other conservative groups warning against "alarmist statements about climate change and science contained in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's State Department authorization bill". It warned House Committee members against accepting the Senate version of the bill.

"The Senate committee findings include exaggerations, misleading statements, out-of-context citations + reliance on discredited sources," they wrote. [10] ( http://www.cei.org/gencon/003,03465.cfm )
History

00.Apr.1995 House Majority Leader Richard Armey wrote on official letterhead to 82 companies warning them that their contributions to non-profit groups helped "support expansion of the welfare state."

The companies were selected on the basis of a classification by

CRC which ranked Greenpeace as "radical left" + groups such as

the American Cancer Society,

the American Heart Association +

the American Lung Association as "liberal", the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Spokesman for CRC, Robert Berkebile, explained that the American Cancer Society was classed as 'liberal' because it supported taxes on cigarettes.

(It is now known that Philip Morris was funding CRC at the time).

The American Lung Association got the same rating because it supported regulations on burning hazardous waste in cement kilns.

Monsanto, not known for its support for radical causes, got a "centre-left" tag because it contributed to the Nature Conservancy, amongst others.

Equally interesting is CRC's assessment of who it viewed as the real conservatives.

The Rand Corporation was tagged as "center left" while the American Enterprise Institute was designated as in the "center".

The true believers, gaining the "conservative" badge of honour were CRC itself + the

index.php%3Ftitle=Center_for_the_Study_of_American_Business&action=edit">Center for the Study of American Business + the

Chamber Foundation,+ the

Heritage Foundation + the

Hoover Institution + the

Hudson Institute.

The director of the Congressional Accountability Project, Gary Ruskin, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the analysis was more than 'defunding the left' "it's defunding the center, too".

00.Feb.2001 -In mid- CRC President Terrence Scanlon addressed the 28th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) stating "for the first time we have an opportunity to go after these [liberal nonprofit] groups and take away their federal money."

Conservative News Service (CNS) reported that Scanlon named several organizations that are receiving federal funding including the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).

He told the gathering that

00.000.1999 the "AARP received $73 million in federal grants, 73 million of your tax dollars went to the AARP.

Most of this money came from the Labor Department for job training programs for seniors." [6] ( http://www.geocities.com/collective_int/archive3224_3352.htm )

Scanlon had the National Council of Senior Citizens (NCSC) in his sights.

NCSC, he said, "were well known four years ago during the Hillary Clinton health care debate when they were lobbying for national health care.

Their budget is 96 % federally funded.

If it were not for federal dollars there would be no National Council for Senior Citizens." [7] ( http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=10496 )
20.Nov.2005 The Coushatta Tribal Council majority has also revised its response to questions about the $1 million contribution, which critics in the tribe have insisted

00.000.2001 -in- was made to Abramoffs Capital Athletic Foundation .

The foundation funded Abramoffs Jewish prep school in Bethesda, MD, which closed soon after his lobbying scheme unraveled.

00.Nov.2004 -When the Observer inquired in- about the $1 million contribution, we had obtained a copy of the Capital Athletic Foundation’s tax filing, but the contributor’s name was redacted.

Following the lead of Lake Charles, Louisiana, American Press reporter Shawn Martin, the Observer last week obtained an un-redacted copy.

The $1 million contribution, roughly 95 % of what the foundation raised

00.000.2001 , was attributed to the Coushatta Tribe.

A source working with the Coushatta Tribal Council majority said it now appears that the contribution was made in response to a bill sent by Mike Scanlon.

Accountants working under the direction of Hance Scarborough found a $1-million Greenberg Traurig invoice that Scanlon sent the tribe. Scanlon routinely sent un-itemized bills for larger sums, which the tribe routinely paid. But as he was not a Greenberg Traurig employee, he billed on his own Capitol Campaign Strategies invoices.

On the $1 million Greenberg Traurig invoice Scanlon sent the tribe 00.000.2001, the company name was misspelled.
20.Nov.2005
Abramoffs White House guests were the chiefs of two of the six casino-rich Indian tribes he and his partner Mike Scanlon ultimately billed $82 million for services tribal leaders now claim were never performed or were improperly performed. Together the six tribes would make $10 million in political contributions, at Abramoffs direction, almost all of it to Republican campaigns of his choosing.

09.May 2001 -when he ushered the two tribal chiefs into the White House to meet the President, The Washington Post story that would end his lobbying career + begin two Senate Committee investigations was three years away.

(When the Post story broke in February 2004, however, Abramoff and Scanlon, a former Tom DeLay press aide, were already targets of a U.S. Attorney’s investigation in Washington.)
Abramoff brought the Coushatta and Choctaw chiefs to Washington at the request of Grover Norquist.

Norquist is founder and director of Americans for Tax Reform, the advocacy group committed to slashing taxes until the federal government is so small you “can drown it in the bathtub.” Norquist started ATR 00.000.1985.

His power increased exponentially 00.000.1994, when Republicans took control of the House of Representatives + he collaborated with then-Majority Whip Tom DeLay to launch the “K Street Project”—a coordinated campaign to compel lobbyists to contribute only to Republican candidates and ultimately to hire only Republicans. Like Abramoff and Rove, Norquist considered George Bush’s victory over Al Gore the culmination of a project the three Washington insiders started 30 years ago as national leaders of the College Republicans.
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The Pimping of the President

Jack Abramoff and Grover Norquist Billing Clients for Face Time with G.W. Bush

BY LOU DUBOSE
23.Feb.2005-01.Mar.2005
The Preston Gates Mates
The venerable Seattle law firm launched key players in the Tom DeLay scandal. by Rick Anderson

20.Nov.2005
So far, 32 indictments have been issued in Texas, including eight to corporations such as Sears and Bacardi. Two companies have agreed to turn state's evidence. The probe in the Lone Star State, led by Democrats, centers on possible illegal fund-raising by a political action committee (PAC) founded by DeLay.

In D.C., the FBI, a federal grand jury + a Senate committee are reviewing questionable lobbying fees and influence peddling that link DeLay, Abramoff + Scanlon and tie into the Texas probe. The questioned fees were apparently generated shortly after Abramoff, one of the capital's top lobbyists, left Preston Gates 00.000.2001. It was at Preston that he developed his weighty reputation and first made contact with some of the Indian tribes now claiming that they were ripped off by him and Scanlon. Abramoff, according to e-mails obtained by investigators, referred to some of his clients as morons and idiots. He also worried about his cover being blown on allegedly covert deals in which he urged tribes to hire Scanlon, without revealing that he, Abramoff, was sharing in the enormous fees.

Abramoff and Scanlon, who is a former DeLay aide, aren't commenting, their attorneys say. DeLay, who was admonished for three congressional ethics violations last year alone, calls it all a Democratic plot. And a Preston Gates spokesperson last week said it is the firm's policy "that we do not comment on former employees or ongoing legal matters." The firm would not say whether its practices were being reviewed by any outside agency in connection with the probes.

Abramoff, 45, who grew up in Beverly Hills, has been one of D.C.'s highest-paid arm-twisters the past 10 years, with monthly retainers of up to $175,000. He earned his considerable repute through Preston Gates as a power broker for offshore sweatshops and for American Indian casinos in the 1990s. A self-described ultraconservative Orthodox Jew, Abramoff is a longtime pal of Bush brain Karl Rove, antitax guru Grover Nordquist + religious-right leader Ralph Reed. He helped raise funds for Ronald Reagan and Ollie North, was the movie producer/writer of a Cold War potboiler called Red Scorpion + founded a political group that supported the South African apartheid government.
20.Nov.2005 Match case Regex search Search Results from Houston's Clear Thinkers New ethics complaint involving DeLay?

Gosh, this is getting monotonous. This Raw Story article reports that the National Journal is prepared to report that prominent lawyer and former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who federal authorities are investigating for his lobbying efforts on behalf of an Indian...

Posted in Houston's Clear Thinkers on February 27, 2005 07:27 AM More on playing both sides off against the middle in Washington

This Washington Post article follows up on this earlier post regarding Congressional hearings over Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff and public relations consultant Michael Scanlon's shenanigans 00.000.2002 involving the Tigua Indian Tribe's casino in El Paso. Playing both sides off...

Posted in Houston's Clear Thinkers on November 18, 2004 06:38 AM Playing both sides against the middle

This Washington Post story reports on Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff and public relations consultant Michael Scanlon's efforts 00.000.2002 working with conservative religious activist Ralph Reed to help the state of Texas shut down an Indian tribe's El Paso casino,...

26.Sep.2004 Posted in Houston's Clear Thinkers on 07:16 AM
18.Nov.2004 More on playing both sides off against the middle in Washington

This Washington Post article follows up on this earlier post regarding Congressional hearings over Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff and public relations consultant Michael Scanlon 's shenanigans 00.000.2002 involving the Tigua Indian Tribe's casino in El Paso.

Playing both sides off against the middle, Messrs. Abramoff and Scanlon originally worked with conservative religious activist Ralph Reed to help the State of Texas shut down the Indian tribe's casino + then Messrs. Abramoff and Scanlon's turned around and persuaded the the tribe to pay them $4.2 million to try to get Congress to reopen it. Messrs. Abramoff and Scanlon are now embroiled in Congressional and grand jury investigations over an incredible $82 million in lobbying and public relations fees they collected from six tribes that operate gambling casinos.

By the way, Mr. Scanlon, 34 is a former aide to House Majority Leader Tom DeLay , whose name seems to be bandied about in just about every Congressional scandal in Washington or Austin these days.

Charles Kuffner has been all over this story, so check out his blog for more analysis of the situation.

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Britain rejects "Australian Taliban" citizenship bid: report : Britain has turned down a citizenship application made by alleged "Australian Taliban" David Hicks in a bid to secure release from the US military's Guantamamo Bay base in Cuba, a report said.

20.Nov.2005 Exposed: CIA's Harsh Interrogation Techniques : Sources Say Agency's Tactics Lead to Questionable Confessions, Sometimes to Death

20.Nov.2005 Storm over CIA prisoner plane claims: REPORTS that US intelligence officials have been using European airports secretly to transfer suspected Islamic extremists around the globe have unleashed a storm across Europe.

20.Nov.2005 US: Nearly 50% OK with torture: Nearly half of Americans believe that the use of torture against suspected terrorists in order to gain information is justified, according to a survey published on Thursday by the Pew Research Centre in Washington.

20.Nov.2005 CIA bought foreign cooperation against terrorism, says report : The CIA set up a network of secret joint operations centres with two dozen foreign intelligence agencies to hunt down suspected terrorists in the years after 11.Sep.2001 it was reported yesterday.

20.Nov.2005 U.S. seeks to secure Sahara Desert: The U.S. government will spend $500 million over five years on an expanded program to secure a vast new front in its global war on terrorism: the Sahara Desert.

20.Nov.2005 House votes to cut $700 mln in food stamps : he U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday to cut $700 million from the food stamp program, despite objections from antihunger groups complaining that estimates show some 235,000 people would lose benefits.

20.Nov.2005 Congress Helps Self to $3,100 Pay Raise: The Republican-controlled Congress helped itself to a $3,100 pay raise on Friday, then postponed work on bills to curb spending on social programs and cut taxes in favor of a two-week vacation.

20.Nov.2005 Scanlon, Abramoff Partner, Charged With Conspiracy : Michael Scanlon, a former associate of indicted Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff, was charged by the Justice Department with conspiracy to corrupt a U.S. lawmaker and defraud Scanlon's Indian-tribe clients.

20.Nov.2005 Halliburton Case Is Referred to Justice Dept., Senator Says : Pentagon investigators have referred allegations of abuse in how the Halliburton Company was awarded a contract for work in Iraq to the Justice Department for possible criminal investigation
20.Nov.2005
Marine hero languishes in detention : Family members want to know how a good Marine who helped topple a dictator has ended up imprisoned. They wonder if he's suffering from battle trauma and question whether he's getting the care he needs.

20.Nov.2005 Iraqi Qaeda Leader Is Said to Vow Attacks on Jordan : The top leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq has threatened to chop off the head of King Abdullah II and to attack tourist sites throughout Jordan, according to an audio recording posted Friday on a Web site.

20.Nov.2005 Radioactive Tank No. 9 comes limping home : Across the plains of Kansas, destroyed, radioactive Abrams tanks, perched on railroad flatcars, rolled towards an uncertain future. Only one thing was certain. They would be radioactive forever. This would be their everlasting death mask. The Pentagon deceptively calls it "depleted uranium."
20.Nov.2005
Uproar in House as Parties Clash on Iraq Pullout : Republicans and Democrats shouted, howled and slung insults on the House floor on Friday as a debate over whether to withdraw American troops from Iraq descended into a fury over President Bush's handling of the war and a leading Democrat's call to bring the troops home.

20.Nov.2005 Lawmakers Reject Immediate Iraq Withdrawal : "To cut and run would invite terrorism into our backyards + no one wants to see troops fighting terrorism on American soil," Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., said Friday night after the House, as planned, rejected a GOP-written resolution for immediate withdrawal.

20.Nov.2005 Rep Cynthia McKinney: Stop Playing Politics, Get the Troops Out Now: The Republicans should be roundly criticized for this reprehensible act. They have perpetrated a fraud on the House of Representatives just as they have defrauded the American people.

20.Nov.2005 Democrats get Mugged on the Floor of the House : Last night, the Democratic Party, that rudderless, ideologically-challenged coterie of losers and sycophants, killed whatever chance they may have had of leading country out of the Iraqi nightmare. In a grossly lopsided vote of 403 to 3 the Democrats helped to defeat a bill that demanded the immediate withdrawal of American troops from Iraq.
20.Nov.2005
Bush aide says Iraq withdrawal bad for Israel: US President Bush [BGW968]'s national security adviser warned that a hasty US withdrawal from Iraq would embolden extremists who seek "the eventual destruction of Israel."
20.Nov.2005
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20.Nov.2005
Bush Says Troops Must Stay in Iraq : "We will fight the terrorists in Iraq. We will stay in the fight until we have achieved the victory that our brave troops have fought for," Bush told thousands of American troops spilling out of a cold hangar at this U.S. military installation 40 miles south of Seoul. "The defense of freedom is worth our sacrifice."
20.Nov.2005
Vegetarians Between Meals

This War Cannot Be Stopped By a Loyal Opposition - By Jeremy Scahill
The refrain of the Democrats about being misled into supporting the invasion of Iraq has become really tired. And someone other than the White House smearmongers needs to say it: The Democrats cannot be allowed to use faulty intelligence as a crutch to hold up their unforgivable support for the Iraq invasion.
Continued
20.Nov.2005
The betrayed mothers of America -By Robert Fisk
I sit between the two women and remember the blood splashed across the road at Khan Dari and the 82nd Airborne washing away the brains from the highway in central Fallujah and the body lying beneath a tarp in north Baghdad. I've seen the American corpses. Now here are the American mothers.
Continued

20.Nov.2005
The right to rule ourselves
Faced with US torture, killing and collective punishment of civilians, support for the Iraqi resistance is growing - By Haifa Zangana
The photograph of an elderly Iraqi carrying the burned body of a child at Falluja, widely shown during the chemical weapons controversy of recent days, is almost a copy of an earlier one that Iraqis remember - from Halabja in March 1988. Both children were victims of chemical weapons: the first killed by a dictator who had no respect for democracy and human rights, the second by US troops, assisted by the British, carrying the colourful banner of those principles while sprinkling Iraqis with white phosphorus and depleted uranium.
Continued

20.Nov.2005 The right seems to think that the very mention of the phrase "Venona" should stupefy us. To the contrary. On this front, as on every other, we must fight back, lest propaganda replace history.
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20.Nov.2005
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Donald A. Ritchie is the associate historian of the U.S. Senate Historical Office. Here's his bottom line on McCarthy and Venona:
McCarthy's defenders cite the VENONA intercepts as evidence that the senator "was on to something." The problem with this defense is that very few of those in VENONA came under McCarthy's scrutiny. Venona produced most of its results in the years before McCarthy became a force. Even a (generally) pro-McCarthy site can say
only this of Venona:
VENONA specifically references at least 349 people in the USA--including citizens, immigrants + permanent residents--who cooperated in various ways with Soviet intelligence agencies. Were these people in the State Department? The Army? Did McCarthy target the right people?
Let's put the matter into some persepctive: Right now, I'm sure that there are thousands of people in the USA who work for SISMI, MI6, MSS, FSB, BND, DGSE, Mossad and any number of other foreign intelligence bureaus. The presence of foreign agents in our land doesn't mean I have a right to accuse you of working for any of those spook shops unless I have evidence .
I am astonished that Venona identified only 349 NKVD and KGB hirelings. The propaganda of the time had many Americans believing that a nearly limitless number of Soviet agents infested the nation. The John Birch Society (to which Coulter has at least indirect ties, through her championing of Phyllis Schlafly) even proclaimed that Eisenhower was a knowing agent!
Everyone agrees that the Soviets had agents in the USA. But how many of them penetrated to high positions? I've yet to hear (for example) of one undisputed case of a Soviet mole reaching into the CIA,

20.Nov.2005
http://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ The far-rightists have thrived on lies and lucre, only to be undone by the facts of their misgovernance. No matter how well-funded their efforts to keep the public in a perpetual state of hallucination, history will break the trance. Permalink
20.Nov.2005
http://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ ... some Medieval churchmen believed that the Devil was frightening only as long as people took him seriously . Satan lost power the moment human beings started to laugh at him.
20.Nov.2005
http://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ To which a reader added:
Regarding the Schmidt soundbite, it reminded me of "what if they gave a war and nobody came?" -- what if they attacked someone's patriotism and nobody believed it anymore? Can Karl Rove still be a bogeyman if no one is scared of him anymore?
20.Nov.2005
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The press isn't having fun anymore.
The battles are too acrimonious even for good television. The stakes, when even vaunted idols like Bob Woodward are finding themselves dashed upon the rocks, are getting too personal + too close to home. And in cases like Fineman's, I have to wonder if what I am positive I saw, tonight, I actually saw: a man calling the White House out, rather directly. A man who was no more impressed with the attacks upon Murtha than anyone else watching, to the point where it shifted the tone of the debate, because a lighter tone, in this particular case, simply could not be conscripted.
Whether or not Karl Rove survives the excesses of being Karl Rove, I have to wonder if the same crass, one-note song will play, or if the audience has changed. When the only weapon the White House is capable of using is to impugn the very patriotism and Americanness of their opponents, what happens if the reactions to that attack change?
What happens if the press decides that dissent is, after all, patriotic?
20.Nov.2005
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First, in French:


Allons enfants de la Patrie,
Le jour de gloire est arrivé!
Contre nous de la tyrannie,
L'étendard sanglant est levé
(L'étendard sanglant est levé),
Entendez-vous dans les campagnes
Mugir ces féroces soldats?
Ils viennent jusque dans vos bras
Égorger vos fils et vos compagnes!

Aux armes, citoyens,
Formez vos bataillons,
Marchons, marchons!
Qu'un sang impur
Abreuve nos sillons! Here's the Cannon version:
I call on all who love our nation
The test of glory comes today
When we face a tyrant's predation
When the banners of blood come our way
(When the banners of blood come our way...)
When you hear marching invaders
Come howling for prey in your home
Destroying everywhere they roam
And loved ones are lost to the raiders...

Raise arms unto the skies!
Batallions shall arise!
March on! March on!
We’ll bleed the foe
Until the day is won!
20.Nov.2005
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As it turns out, a proper English translation of the French national anthem has stumped experts for more than two centuries. Literal translations are unsingable, while free translations -- including one commissioned by the French president, as well as a version by Percy Bysshe Shelley -- stray far from the intended meaning + they still aren't very singable. None of the previous translations attempted to maintain the original rhyme scheme.
So I decided to have a go at it.
20.Nov.2005
http://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/Berlioz
20.Nov.2005
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Allons enfants de la Patrie Rent's overdue, my work projects are late + I need to write a major piece on vote fraud for the blog. So naturally, I've taken this opportunity to translate La Marseillaise .
20.Nov.2005
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20.Nov.2005
http://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/The "false underdog" mentality informs Jerry Falwell's latest crusade. He hopes to convince his flock that Christmas -- Christmas! -- is endangered.
Falwell has put the power of his 24,000-member congregation behind the "Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign," an effort led by the conservative legal organization Liberty Counsel. The group promises to file suit against anyone who spreads what it sees as misinformation about how Christmas can be celebrated in schools and public spaces.
The 8,000 members of the Christian Educators Association International will be the campaign's "eyes and ears" in the nation's public schools. They'll be reporting to 750 Liberty Counsel lawyers who are ready to pounce if, for example, a teacher is muzzled from leading the third-graders in "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing."
An additional 800 attorneys from another conservative legal group, the Alliance Defense Fund, are standing by as part of a similar effort, the Christmas Project. Its slogan: "Merry Christmas. It's OK to say it."

20.Nov.2005
http://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/The religious right has long benefited from portraying itself in a "false underdog" light. For example: Throughout the 1970s and '80s, this community circulated absurd rumors of a coming persecution of Christians in America. That day never came. In fact, Dominionist "Christians" have made plans to persecute everyone else .
20.Nov.2005
http://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/Josef Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda minister, believed in this tactic. That's why -- despite the misleading impression conveyed by many resource books on Nazi cinema -- he despised Leni Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will . In Goebbels' view, emphasizing "triumph" was counter-productive. A film audience's sympathies go not to the strutting conquerors but to the outnumbered crusaders facing an uphill battle. (The erzats Nazi propaganda film in Kiss of the Spider Woman is closer to what Goebbels had in mind.)
20.Nov.2005
http://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ The "false underdog" tactic is my term for one of the most common devices used by demagogues. Whenever a propagandist tries to make a privileged class seem like a persecuted minority, you are seeing the "false underdog" gambit at work.
20.Nov.2005
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20.Nov.2005
http://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ So what to do now? I'm looking for positive suggestions -- by which I mean something other than shouting insults at Democratic leaders, which is every progressive's favorite sport. (Beating up on your own candidates is a sure recipe for disaster, which is why you never see the other side engaging in that activity. Alas, some "liberals" seem to like losing.) Permalink
20.Nov.2005
http://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ A generalized antipathy to both parties translates into a distrust of the very idea of government + that attitude can only help Republicans.
20.Nov.2005
http://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ Here's the bad news:
Cabinet members, Congressional leaders and both parties in Congress have also seen their ratings slip, with Democrats seeing one of the biggest dips in approval, the telephone poll of 1,011 U.S. adults shows....
At the same time, only a quarter of Americans polled give Democrats a positive rating in the latest poll, compared with

00.Aug.2005 -in 31% , while Republicans' approval ratings fell to 27% from 32%.
17.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/erde/0,1518,druck-385735,00.html ·   Uno-Prognose: Treibhausgas-Ausstoß steigt drastisch

28.Okt.2005 http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/erde/0,1518,385402,00.html ·   Dürren und Fluten: Klimawandel bedroht Europa

29.Sep.2005 http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/erde/0,1518,382103,00.html ·   Treibhausgas im Wasser: CO2 wird die Meere entvölkern

27.Sep.2005 http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/erde/0,1518,377214,00.html ·   Uno-Studie: CO2-Lagerung unter der Erde machbar

08.Sep.2005 http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/erde/0,1518,376860,00.html ·   Klimawandel im Teufelskreis: Erwärmung steigert CO2-Ausstoß
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/erde/0,1518,373746,00.html

Zum Thema im Internet:    ·   Forschungsprojekt CO2SINK http://www.co2sink.org/ ·   Geoforschungszentrum Potsdam http://www.gfz-potsdam.de/
20.Nov.2005
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"Denn klimaschädigend ist CO2 nur, wenn es in großen Mengen in die Atmosphäre entweicht - wie derzeit durch Kohlekraftwerke und Raffinerien", betont Borm.
20.Nov.2005
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Was passiert langfristig mit dem versenkten CO2?
Ist die Idee hingegen praxistauglich, könnte eine völlig neue Generation von emissionsarmen Kraftwerken und Fabriken entwickelt werden. Sie zweigen das CO2 direkt im Entstehungsprozess ab, im Idealfall würde die Tiefspeicherung direkt unter dem Kraftwerk erfolgen. "Nach unserer Kenntnis reicht der Platz in unterirdischen Speichern weltweit für Jahrhunderte", sagt Borm.
Trotz des Optimismus der Forscher beurteilen Umweltschützer den Ansatz der CO2-Speicherung auch kritisch. So wird das Projekt immer wieder mit dem Vorwurf konfrontiert, dass die neue Technologie die alten Industriestrukturen hoffähig mache - und somit die Entwicklung regenerativer Energiequellen behindere. "Ich denke aber, dass ein mehrgleisiger Weg in die Zukunft der richtige ist. Unser Ansatz ist eher eine Brückentechnologie, bis andere Methoden der emissionsarmen Energieerzeugung ausreichend zur Verfügung stehen", sagt Borm.

20.Nov.2005
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"Wir müssen es vor Ort auf 35 Grad erwärmen und unter Hochdruck in den Untergrund einbringen", sagt Borm. Über zwei Jahre hinweg sollen täglich bis zu vier Lkw-Ladungen versenkt werden, das entspricht täglich rund hundert Tonnen CO2. Zum Vergleich: Ein Durchschnittsauto pustet laut Borm jährlich etwa 1,6 Tonnen Kohlendioxid in die Umwelt.
"Unterirdische Speicher reichen für Jahrhunderte"

20.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/erde/0,1518,druck-385735,00.html
Das Potential der Anlagen ist nach Ansicht des Fachmanns groß, auch wenn es nicht für kleine Quellen wie Autoabgase geeignet ist. In Deutschland setzen aber allein die Kohlekraftwerke als Hauptverursacher über 250 Millionen Tonnen CO2 jährlich in die Atmosphäre frei. "Über 90 % davon könnten durch die Abtrennung und Speicherung eingespart werden", betont Borm. Ob die Technik praxistauglich ist, will das Forscherteam jetzt herausfinden.
Dazu soll das Gas über ein Bohrloch rund 700 Meter tief in den Ketziner Untergrund geleitet werden. "Das CO2 wird direkt in den Schilfsandstein injiziert und soll in den Poren des Gesteins gespeichert werden", erläutert der Geoingenieur. "Dort kann sich das Gas sammeln. Die darüber liegenden Ton- und Lehmschichten sorgen dafür, dass es nicht entweichen kann."

20.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/erde/0,1518,druck-385735,00.html

Sandstein soll CO2-Grab werden
Ein ehemaliger Erdgasspeicher bei Berlin soll mit Kohlendioxid gefüllt werden. Wissenschaftler wollen so herausfinden, ob sich das Klimagas dauerhaft im Untergrund einlagern lässt. Sie hoffen auf einen sicheren CO2-Speicher für Jahrhunderte.

Ketzin/Potsdam - Vor den Toren Berlins bereiten Forscher seit 2004 das Projekt CO2SINK vor. Ihr Ziel ist es, ab 2006 einen ehemaligen Erdgasspeicher im brandenburgischen Ketzin zu Testzwecken mit Kohlendioxid aufzufüllen. "Wir wollen mit dem Projekt zeigen, dass CO2-Speicherung im Untergrund ökonomisch und ökologisch eine Option für den Klimaschutz ist", sagt Professor Guenter Borm vom Geoforschungszentrum Potsdam, der die Arbeiten koordiniert.
20.Nov.2005
Russland: Mehr Kontrolle über Kreml-Kritiker
20.Nov.2005
Konferenz in Kairo: Iraks Präsident will mit Aufständischen sprechen

20.Nov.2005 Deutsches Mautsystem: China hat starkes Interesse
20.Nov.2005
Milliardenschweres Wochenende: Boeing sahnt ab

20.Nov.2005 Parteikongress der "Parti Socialiste": Die 72 Stunden von Le Mans
20.Nov.2005
Menschenrechte in China: Eine Frau gegen die rote Weltmacht
20.Nov.2005
Offener Brief aus Harvard: Laßt die Universitäten endlich in Ruhe!
20.Nov.2005
Ukraine: Die Orangen-Revolution verrottet
20.Nov.2005
Demo für Todeskandidaten: Snoop Dogg bittet Schwarzenegger um Gnade
20.Nov.2005
Machtkampf im Irak: Sunniten erwägen Aufbau einer Exil-Regierung
20.Nov.2005
Erdgasspeicher bei Berlin: Sandstein soll CO2-Grab werden
20.Nov.2005
Augenzeuge in China: Festnahmen nach Kirchenbesuch von Bush

20.Nov.2005 Honduras: Neun Tote nach Tropensturm

20.Nov.2005 Schwarz-Rote Kürzungen: Weihnachtsgeld für Bundesbeamte soll halbiert werden

20.Nov.2005 Bundesregierung: Ulrich Wilhelm wird Merkels neues Sprachrohr

20.Nov.2005 Bush in China: Freiheitsappell am Platz des Himmlischen Friedens
20.Nov.2005
Bush in China: Freiheitsappell am Platz des Himmlischen Friedens
19.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,druck-385750,00.html
Jetzt scheint klar, dass es sich bei den Knochen tatsächlich um die des 1827 gestorbenen Komponisten handelt.
19.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,druck-385750,00.html
Beethoven hatte verlangt, dass Ärzte nach seinem Tod den Grund für seine frühe Taubheit klären sollten. Bei der ersten Autopsie wurde der Schädel in mehrere Teile gespalten, sagte Meredith dem "San Francisco Chronicle". Derzeit würden weitere DNA-Analysen vorgenommen, die die Echtheit sowohl der Haare als auch der Knochen endgültig klären sollten
19.Nov.2005
Asienreise: Bush zu schwierigem Besuch in Peking eingetroffen

19.Nov.2005 Atomstreit: Iran wirbt in der New York Times

19.Nov.2005 Wegen Mehlis-Bericht: Terrorwarnung für deutsche Botschaften
19.Nov.2005
Geberkonferenz: Über 4 Milliarden Euro für pakistanische Erdbebenopfer

19.Nov.2005 Moskau: Hitlers goldenes Parteiabzeichen gestohlen
19.Nov.2005
Verstecktes Programm: Sonys Copyrightschutz verletzt Copyright
19.Nov.2005
Terror-Abwehr: Kanzleramt dealte mit Syriens Geheimdienst

19.Nov.2005 DNA-Analyse: Schädelknochen stammen von Beethoven
19.Nov.2005
Truppenabzug aus dem Irak: Bushs Republikaner führen die Opposition vor
19.Nov.2005 18. NOVEMBER 2005
19.Nov.2005
Luftverkehr: Freier Flug für EU und USA über den Atlantik
18.Nov.2005
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10070986/page/2/
To view the affidavit, check out:
http://www.fas.org/irp/nsa/yeates-ufo.pdf
18.Nov.2005
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10070986/page/2/

According to Aftergood, the newly declassified Yeates affidavit provides new insight into the types of records sought by UFO researchers that have been withheld by NSA.

Even with all of the deletions, one can get a sense of the enormous scale — and the apparent success — of the worldwide electronic intercept operations conducted by NSA at the height of the Cold War,” Aftergood told SPACE.com.

Unfortunately it is not clear from the affidavit how the withheld documents might have related to UFOs,” Aftergood said. “There must have been some connection in order for them to be within the scope of the original FOIA request ... but I have no idea what it was.”
18.Nov.2005 Democracy Breakin': Ohio's Electric Boogaloo 
More on Ohio's Staggeringly Impossible '05 Results.
18.Nov.2005 IM ANGESICHT GLOBALER MACHT: STRATEGIEN FÜR EIN GLOBALES GEWERKSCHAFTSWESEN EINBERUFUNG DES ZWEITEN ICEM-WELTKONGRESSES Durban, Südafrika, 3. . 5. www.icem.org/congress99/pdf/alglobal.pdf  
18.Nov.2005
Republican National Convention Blog NYC 2004: President Bush and ...... Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's founder King Abdulaziz Al Saud held a historic meeting ...

25.Apr.2005 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary ... rncnyc2004.blogspot.com/2005/04/president-bush-and-saudi-crown-prince.html
18.Nov.2005
Querdenker ... decken Mißstände, bisweilen sogar Fälle offensichtlicher Korruption auf. ... So wurde Nikola Tesla zeit seines Lebens nur von wenigen ernst genommen ... www.zeitreport.de/quer.htm
18.Nov.2005
AlterNet: Rights and Liberties: Meet the Fundies Advertisement. The Guantanamo Action Center. If you're not convinced our new Supreme Court Chief Justice will stand up for human rights, you're right. ... and preached in big arenas all over the world with Benny Hinn and other major televangelists ... sites for verification:>http://www.defconamerica.org < and >http://www.theocracywatch.org ...

wwww.alternet.org/rights/27065

18.Nov.2005 Knowledge is force -- John Yu's Web Site Click here to see the list. Click here to see the another list. Our outdoor education took place on San Bernadino Mountains. www.johnyu.net/idiom_wm/idInrP.htm 18.Nov.2005 Documents Show Nixon Deception on Cambodia - By CAL WOODWARD Associated Press Writer
Even after Richard Nixon's secret war in Cambodia became known, the president persisted in deception. "Publicly, we say one thing," he told aides. "Actually, we do another."
Continued

18.Nov.2005
It Is Time To Bring Them Home
All of Iraq must know that Iraq is free. Free from USA occupation.   By Rep. John Murtha
The war in Iraq is not going as advertised. It is a flawed policy wrapped in illusion. The American public is way ahead of us. The USA and coalition troops have done all they can in Iraq, but it is time for a change in direction. Our military is suffering. The future of our country is at risk. We can not continue on the present course. It is evident that continued military action in Iraq is not in the best interest of the USA of America, the Iraqi people or the Persian Gulf Region.
Continued

18.Nov.2005
Democrats Have Evidence That The Bush Administration Deliberately Manipulated Pre-war Intelligence - By Jason Leopold
Senate Democrats have dug up additional explosive evidence over the past week that they say will help prove the

00.Mar.2003 Bush administration deliberately manipulated pre-war Iraq intelligence that was used to convince Congress + the public to support a pre-emptive strike against the Middle East country. Continued.
18.Nov.2005
http://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/
They don't get it The
Times of London admits that the "white phosphorus" story is a propaganda blow for the USA, but not a legal problem: On the facts available now, it [the U.S. military] is within the letter of the law, even though it has not signed the most relevant protocol on the use of the weapon.
But that assertion depends on the US claim that there were few civilians left in Fallujah by the time the assault began last 00.Nov.2004

There is strong evidence to support the US position. But conflicting reports, inevitable in the circumstances, leave room for debate + even more for rumour.

The "relevant protocol" mentioned above is Protocol III of the

00.000.1980 Convention on Conventional Weapons, which prohibits the use of incendiaries against civilians.
In other words, this argument presumes that WP is not a chemical weapon. If the Times believes that, then why don't they ask a scientist to explain how an "incendiary" weapon could melt bone yet leave clothing intact?
Then we read the following gem: The US is a signatory to the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention, but denies that this covers white phosphorus.

If judges allowed the accused party to define the law, all the jails of the world would be as empty as a concert hall during a twelve-tone festival.
The head of the organization overseeing that Convention has been quoted as saying what should be obvious to anyone who has seen the photographs: WP is a chemical weapon . His view -- not the Pentagon's -- should be considered final.
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18.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,druck-385603,00.html
Es sei klar, dass die Anwesenheit der US-Truppen im Irak "den Feind gegen uns vereint".

Die 153.000 US-Soldaten sollten das Land innerhalb von sechs Monaten verlassen, forderte der Vietnamkriegsveteran. Der Präsident der Kongresskammer, der Republikaner Dennis Hastert, kritisierte den Vorstoß scharf. Sein Vorwurf: Murtha und andere Demokraten würden eine Politik des "Davonlaufens" vertreten
18.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,druck-385603,00.html
Der demokratische Senator Ted Kennedy wertete das Votum als ein Zeichen, dass die Bürger die Nase voll hätten von der Politik ihres Präsidenten Bush [BGW968], Programme für die Armen, die Mittelklasse zugunsten von Steuersenkungen für die Reichen zu beschneiden: "Die Bush-Regierung und die Führung der Republikaner sind so weit von den Realitäten und Nöten der amerikanischen Familien entfernt, dass selbst das Repräsentantenhaus seine Gefolgschaft verweigert", sagte er.
Widerstand gegen Irak-Politik

18.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,druck-385603,00.html

Schwere Zeiten für Bush [BGW968]: Im Repräsentantenhaus verweigerten selbst Parteigänger drakonische Einschnitte in den Sozialbereich.

Zudem kündigte der enge Verbündete Südkorea jetzt unerwartet einen massiven Abzug seiner Soldaten aus dem Irak an.

Washington - Mit 224 zu 209 Stimmen wurden gestern Abend in Washington die von Unterhändlern beider Kammern ausgehandelten Haushaltsentwürfe für das Gesundheits-, Arbeits- sowie für das Erziehungsministerium abgeschmettert. Es ist das erste Mal seit zehn Jahren, dass ein zwischen beiden Kammern ausgehandelter Kompromiss scheitert.
18.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,druck-384920,00.html
Abschließend nahmen die Russen Rosenberg ins Verhör. Hier trat deren Chefankläger, General Rudenko, selbst ans Rednerpult.

Aus seiner Sicht war natürlich Rosenberg, der unermüdliche Prediger gegen das Russentum im Allgemeinen und den jüdischen Bolschewismus im Besonderen, einer der Hauptverbrecher auf der Nürnberger Anklagebank.
18.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,druck-384920,00.html
als Thoma seinen Mandanten fragte: "Wissen Sie etwas über Konzentrationslager?" Ja, räumte Rosenberg ein,

00.000.1933 habe er -Rosenberg- von der "Tatsache der Konzentrationslager" gehört.

Zwei der Lager seien ihm sogar namentlich bekannt, Oranienburg und Dachau.

Doch besucht habe er niemals eines. Er habe "aus Geschmacksrücksichten, ihrer Freiheit beraubte Menschen nicht einfach beobachten zu wollen, davon Abstand genommen".
18.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,druck-384920,00.html
15.Apr.1946 +

16.Apr.1946 +

17.Apr.1946 wurde Alfred Rosenberg verhört.

Nachdem er seinen Lebenslauf geschildert hatte, begann er sofort, über Goethe, Herder, Fichte, Kant, Schopenhauer und die indische Philosophie zu schwadronieren.

Sein Verteidiger Thoma fragte nach: "Sie sprachen im Laufe Ihrer Reden häufig von 'der Gestalt der Idee'. Waren Sie da von Goethe beeinflusst?"

Und Rosenberg antwortete: "Ja, das ist selbstverständlich, dass gerade dieser Gedanke, die Welt als Gestalt zu sehen, von Goethe kommt."

Die Richter wollten sich solcherlei philosophische Exkurse jedoch nicht anhören und intervenierten.

Es folgten eine ganze Reihe von Auseinandersetzungen zwischen Verteidigung und Gericht, wobei Ankläger und Richter immer wieder betonten, dass niemand wegen seiner Gedanken angeklagt sei, sondern es um Taten gehe.
18.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/erde/0,1518,druck-385511,00.html
Jetzt aber haben Wissenschaftler herausgefunden, dass die Natur wieder einmal schneller war. Beim Studium von afrikanischen Schwalbenschwanz-Schmetterlingen stellte sich heraus, dass die bunt schimmernden Flecken auf den Flügeln der Tiere auf verblüffend ähnliche Weise funktionieren wie künstlich konstruierte photonische Kristalle.
18.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,druck-385673,00.html
Washington - In mehr als einem Dutzend Staaten weltweit soll die CIA sogenannte Central Intelligence Centers (CTIC) unterhalten, in denen Mitarbeiter ausländischer Geheimdienste Seite an Seite mit CIA-Agenten Terrorverdächtige aufspüren oder deren Netzwerke unterwandern. Das berichtet die "Washington Post". Das Blatt beruft sich dabei auf aktuelle und ehemalige Mitarbeiter des US-Geheimdienstes sowie auf Quellen aus diplomatischen und Kongress-Kreisen.
Dem Bericht zufolge gibt es CTICs in Europa, Asien und dem Mittleren Osten. In Paris habe die CIA unter dem Codenamen "Alliance Base" sein einziges multinationales Anti-Terror-Zentrum eingerichtet. Hier arbeiten Vertreter des britischen, französischen, australischen, kanadischen und auch deutschen Geheimdienstes mit den US-Amerikanern zusammen,

18.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,druck-385673,00.html
Die ersten CTICs seien bereits in den späten neunziger Jahren eingerichtet worden, um islamische Extremisten zu beobachten, die von Saudi-Arabien, Jemen, Ägypten und Tschetschenien nach Bosnien-Herzegowina und in andere Teile des früheren Jugoslawiens reisten, um dort die bosnischen Muslime im Kampf zu unterstützen.
18.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,druck-385673,00.html
"Der Stiefel, mit dem die Tür eingetreten wurde, war ein ausländischer."
18.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,druck-385700,00.html

Der ehemalige CIA-Direktor Turner hat US-Vizepräsident Cheney im Zusammenhang mit Missbrauchsvorwürfen gegen die USA scharf angegriffen. Turner bezeichnete Cheney als "Vizepräsident für Folter".

London - Dick Cheney beaufsichtige die Foltermethoden, die bei Terrorverdächtigen angewendet würden und beschädige damit das Ansehen der USA, sagte Admiral Stansfield Turner, Chef der CIA in den siebziger Jahren. Die US-Regierung hat bisher stets bestritten, mögliche al-Qaida-Mitglieder zu foltern, um Informationen zu bekommen. Menschenrechtsorganisationen und Oppositionelle behaupten das Gegenteil.
"Wir haben die Linie überschritten und ein gefährliches Gebiet betreten", sagte Turner dem britischen Fernsehsender ITV gestern Abend. "Ich bin beschämt, dass die USA einen Vizepräsidenten für Folter haben.

Das ist verwerflich. (...) Er befürwortet Folter, was sonst sollte es sein?"
18.Nov.2005
Charmoffensive eines Terroristen: Sarkawi kämpft gegen Sympathieverlust in Jordanien

18.Nov.2005 Trichets Zinsdrohung: Vollbremsung im Dax
18.Nov.2005
Kritik an der Zinswende: "Für Deutschland alles andere als förderlich"

18.Nov.2005 USA: Schulinspektor installiert Kamera auf Damenklo
18.Nov.2005
Kleinanzeigen im Web: Google bedroht die letzte Bastion der Tageszeitungen
18.Nov.2005
Vertraulicher Bericht: Iran besitzt Anleitung für Atomwaffen-Kern
18.Nov.2005
Umweltforum: "Das Auto hat in der Stadt nichts zu suchen"

18.Nov.2005 Unveröffentlichtes Lennon-Interview: "Mick Jagger ist ein Witz"
18.Nov.2005
Euro-Zentralbank: Trichet kündigt Zinserhöhung an
18.Nov.2005
Konfrontation auf See: Greenpeace will Japans Walfänger stoppen
18.Nov.2005
Unbezahlte Rechnung: Energieversorger dreht ganzer Stadt den Strom ab
18.Nov.2005
Verbalattacke: Ex-CIA-Chef nennt Cheney "Vizepräsident für Folter"
18.Nov.2005
Geheimdienst: CIA unterhält weltweit geheime Anti-Terror-Zentren

18.Nov.2005 Messenger-Spam: AOL drängt Nutzern falsche Freunde auf
18.Nov.2005
Grippemedikament Tamiflu: Japan registriert 34 Todesfälle
18.Nov.2005
Apec-Gipfel in Südkorea: Straßenschlacht zwischen Demonstranten und Polizei

18.Nov.2005 Trickreiche Natur: Schmetterlinge lassen Hightech-Leuchten erblassen
18.Nov.2005
Faszinierende Farben: Schmetterlinge benutzen Licht-Trick
18.Nov.2005
Heute in den Feuilletons: "Captain Americas neue Feinde"

18.Nov.2005 Urteil wegen Tierquälerei: US-Richter lässt Frau im Wald aussetzen

18.Nov.2005 Grünfutter im Dung: Auch Dinos gingen grasen
18.Nov.2005
Versuch abgebrochen: Gen-Erbsen machten Mäuse krank
18.Nov.2005
USA: Herbe Niederlagen für Bush
18.Nov.2005
http://raedinthemiddle.blogspot.com/
18.Nov.2005 Anyway, the attack against Falluja started today, it will start more seriously after the sunset.

The unelected, former CIA agent, allow(y) announced today (with a smile of victory) that he is the one that gave orders to capture the hospital first!!
is it really heroic to capture hospitals?
does he really think anyone is listening or taking orders from him?
is it the responsibility of any PM to ask foreign soldiers to attack hospitals or bridges in his country?
don't these actions of capturing hospitals, destroying hospitals + preventing doctors and ambulances from enterning the city sound exactly like the Israeli attitude before attacking Palestinians?
does the bush administration forget the
Geneva Convention when they are attacking + remember it when they are being attacked?
Fun Fact:
The
Geneva Convention provided for the neutrality of ambulances and hospitals.
Hospital director Dr Salih al-Issawi told AFP that troops surrounding the hospital had warned the staff over loudspeakers not to leave the building. He also said they
refused to allow him and others to go into the centre of Fallujah to help out at a medical facility that had been set up there.
According to Salih al-Isawi, the hospital director, the building had been surrounded +
"they are telling us over loud speakers that if we leave the building we will be shot at", reporting that an ambulance that tried to exit the facility was fired upon.
capturing the hospital and the two bridges is not a big deal anyway, they are out side the town of
falluja.
The last question here. Is it just a coincidencethat that this attack on Falluja started in
the most holy night in the year for Muslims, Laylat El-Qadr ?
05.Nov.1985 - New York times by Colin Campbell,
C.I.A. GRANT RAISES QUESTIONS ON RESEARCH RULES AT HARVARD
... will, if necessary ...
17.Nov.2005 And catch this, the police forced her to LEAVE HER OWN PERSONAL PROPERTY. That's right.

They didnt arrest her, but made her leave her own property!!! 17.Nov.2005 article9931.htm
Oh another interesting fact.. the police did not have a warrant.
17.Nov.2005 article9931.htm
- The police were rounding up the staff of the party and the main promoter went up to them with the permit for the show and said "here, I have the permit."

The police then said, "no you don't" and ripped the permit out of his hand. Then, they put an assault rifle to his forehead and said "get the fuck out of here right now." 
Now.. let's get the facts straight here. This event was 100% legal. They had every permit the city told them they needed.

They had a 2 MILLION $ insurance policy for the event.

They had liscenced security guards at the gates confiscating any alcohol or drugs found upon entry (yes, they searched every car on the way in).

Oh, I suppose I should mention that they arrested all the security guards for possession. 
17.Nov.2005
article9931.htmAt about 11:30 or so, I was standing behind the stage talking with someone when I noticed a helicopter pulling over one of the mountain tops.

I jokingly said "Oh look, here comes big brother" to the person I was with. I wasn't far off. 
The helicopter dipped lower and lower and started shining its lights on the crowd. I was kind of in awe and just sat and watched this thing circle us for a minute.

As I looked back towards the crowd I saw a guy dressed in camoflauge walking by, toting an assault rifle. At this point, everyone was fully aware of what was going on .

A few "troops" rushed the stage and cut the sound off and started yelling that everyone "get the fuck out of here or go to jail".

This is where it got really sticky. 17.Nov.2005 article9931.htm
17.Nov.2005
http://www.prototypen.com/blog/falk/archive/001285.html
Check out the
Articel with Video on how the police in America nowadays shuts down 100% legal professionally organized (with insurance and security that checks for drugs and all permits etc etc.) open air parties.

Its 1984 on the way to the Brave New World....
17.Nov.2005
http://www.prototypen.com/blog/falk/
If more people wake up and start to think like this guy I guess we are in for a "Peoples Revolution of America" which would likely spread to the whole "Western Hemisphere".
17.Nov.2005
http://www.prototypen.com/blog/falk/
Sparking these thoughts was an
article on engadged about the robot bartender that has now pressure sensitive hands and filling your orders autonomous - not yet perfect but soon it might be one of the millions of jobs that are at stake. Knowing the bar owners they would love a no-wage bartender that works for them 24/7 - filling beverages and cleaning the room - for them even cheap student labour seems not cheap enough to survive.
17.Nov.2005
http://www.prototypen.com/blog/falk/
It looks more and more likely that most people below the age of 30 will see a time when robots are taking over most low wage labour. I expect this to be in less then 15 years.

No politician seems to think about such a development and I would even attribute 1% of the 5% jobless people in germany already beeing "victims" of the robotificational transform in society.
17.Nov.2005
Berichte aus Japan: US-Behörde untersucht Tod von Tamiflu-Patienten
17.Nov.2005
http://www.ideajournal.com/articles.php?sup=12
Henry Morgenthau the American ambassador to the Ottoman Empire at the time of the Armenian Genocide, was perhaps the chief conduit of the information coming out of Turkey, information both from his eyewitness informants as well as from his personal conversations with Talât Pasha, the chief author of the Armenian Genocide + other leaders of the Ittihad. Since there was no term at the time for genocide, Morgenthau had to use such expressions as the “murder of a nation,” and an “organized attempt to wipe out a whole nation.” It is clear from these expressions that Morgenthau would have used the technical word “genocide” for the Ittihad’s mass murder of the Armenians if it had existed.
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190303antiwarblogg The USA Is in fact a Cult leader in the Presidential Office. View a sign of the Resident in Office Secret Skulls&Bones Cult ... alfatomega.com/190303warblogg.html
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17.Nov.2005
www.guerrillanews.com/counter_intelligence/doc808.html
17.Nov.2005 http://indymedia.all2all.org/news/2002/11/37329_comment.php

Sometimes that sort of nepotism happens by coincidence or casually, but Skull & Bones is different because really the purpose of Skull & Bones is to propel members to positions of prominence.

And then it encourages - in fact it almost directs them once they are there in that position of power, to elevate other members into these high levels of influence.

And that's something that we've seen with Bush [BGW968]. As soon as he got into the White House, one of the first social gatherings he had was a reunion of his Skull & Bones members.

Then almost immediately he started appointing other members of Skull & Bones into positions into the Justice Department and later the Office of Homeland Security.

With your usual networks you may have an entree at a law firm, or maybe a group of people working together at a university.

But Skull & Bones is different in that it has had Presidents of the USA, Supreme Court Chief Justices, CIA officials and business tycoons.

It's sort of a realm of influence in America that a tiny club initiating 15 members each year shouldn't have.

So tell us the history. What are its roots and how did it evolve into what it is today?
17.Nov.2005
http://indymedia.all2all.org/news/2002/11/37329_comment.php
As soon as Bush got into the White House, one of the first social gatherings he had was a reunion of his Skull & Bones members.

Then almost immediately he started appointing other members of Skull & Bones into positions into the Justice Department and later the Office of Homeland Security. http://indymedia.all2all.org/news/2002/11/37329_comment.php
17.Nov.2005
Canada: 'Massive empire of surveillance': Police would be able to demand all cellphone + Blackberry + Internet subscriber information without a warrant,

under a sweeping surveillance bill introduced in Parliament yesterday.

17.Nov.2005 Compassion fatigue -- or something more ugly?: According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Americans doled out $1.3 billion for victims of the tsunami. And in the aftermath of the Pakistan quake? How does a paltry $13 million in private donations sound?

17.Nov.2005 Lawmakers Acted on Heels of Abramoff Gifts : Nearly three dozen members of Congress, including leaders from both parties, pressed the government to block a Louisiana Indian tribe from opening a casino while the lawmakers collected large donations from rival tribes and their lobbyist, Jack Abramoff.
17.Nov.2005
Iran nuclear plant 'resumes work': Iran has begun processing a new batch of uranium at its Isfahan nuclear plant, diplomats close to the United Nation’s nuclear watchdog have said.

17.Nov.2005 Muslim Brotherhood strongly supported in Egypt poll: The Muslim Brotherhood has reaffirmed its position as Egypt’s main opposition force, more than doubling its seats in parliament. The Muslim Brotherhood has been banned for half a century but may seek to use a greater presence in parliament to push its case for legitimisation

17.Nov.2005 Senators Threaten to Hold Up Patriot Act : A bipartisan group of senators told congressional leaders Thursday they will try to block reauthorization of the Patriot Act to protest the elimination of Senate-pushed protections against ``unnecessary and intrusive government surveillance'' in a House-Senate compromise.

17.Nov.2005 Senate Reaches "Compromise" on Habeas Corpus : The Senate this week approved what lawmakers hailed as a bipartisan "compromise" on legal rights for Guantanamo Bay detainees that can still strip them of a federal trial.
17.Nov.2005
On the spot: 'torture prison is tip of the iceberg' : Everyone knows someone to whom this has happened.

17.Nov.2005 White House blamed for Iraq abuses : The former US commander of Abu Ghraib prison says that she was held up unfairly as a scapegoat by "male warriors", but the real blame for the abuse scandal rests with military leaders and the White House.

17.Nov.2005 Bush Crimes Commision: The commission aims to both frame and fuel a society-wide discussion of whether, or not, the administration of Bush [BGW968] is guilty of war crimes, crimes against humanity + other high crimes.

17.Nov.2005 American Faces Charge of Graft for Work in Iraq : An American has been charged with paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks to American occupation authorities and their spouses to obtain construction contracts, according to a complaint unsealed late yesterday.

17.Nov.2005 Saddam 'punched by court clerks' : Saddam Hussein was attacked by two court clerks while undergoing questioning for his trial, Iraqi television has reported.

17.Nov.2005 Woodward apologizes for silence on Plame leak : Editor withheld information on leak from Bush official to avoid subpoena

17.Nov.2005 Full Text of Bob Woodward's Statement : On Monday, November 14, I testified under oath in a sworn deposition to Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald for more than two hours about small portions of interviews I conducted with three current or former Bush administration officials that relate to the investigation of the public disclosure of the identity of undercover CIA officer Valerie Plame.

17.Nov.2005 National Security Adviser was Woodward's source, attorneys say : National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley was the senior administration official who told Washington Post Assistant Managing Editor Bob Woodward that Valerie Plame Wilson was a CIA officer

17.Nov.2005 Ted Rall: How the Media Can Restore Credibility : Judith Miller, the mousy Bush Administration propaganda mouthpiece forced to retire from The New York Times last week, is hardly an anomaly. American journalism is contaminated by widespread institutional corruption.
17.Nov.2005
Baghdad Burning: Iraqi Girl Blog: Conventional Terror...: Few Iraqis ever doubted the American use of chemical weapons in Falloojeh. We’ve been hearing the terrifying stories of people burnt to the bone for well over a year now. I just didn’t want it confirmed

17.Nov.2005 How the Pentagon Justifies Phosphorous Bombs on Fallujah: In Post Saddam Iraq, There are No Civilians
17.Nov.2005
Influential House Democrat Wants Immediate Iraq Withdrawal : An influential House Democrat called the Iraq campaign "a flawed policy wrapped in illusion" today as he called for the immediate withdrawal of USA troops. "Our military is suffering, the future of our country is at risk."

17.Nov.2005 Bush backs Cheney: says Democratic questioning not patriotic but "irresponsible" : President Bush says it's not patriotic for Democrats to question his use of pre-Iraq-war intelligence, it's "irresponsible."

17.Nov.2005 Bush can't handle the truth : In one of the most intellectually incoherent major speeches ever delivered by a minor President, Bush [BGW968] last week blamed "some Democrats and anti-war critics" for changing their minds about the war in Iraq and now saying they were deceived.

17.Nov.2005 The Big Lie Technique : At a time when approximately 57 % of Americans polled believe that President Bush deceived them on the reasons for the war in Iraq, it does seem a bit redundant to deconstruct the President's recent speeches on that subject. Yet, to fail to do so would be to passively accept the Big Lie technique--which is how we as a nation got into this horrible mess in the first place.

17.Nov.2005 McCain: Pentagon spending 'unsustainable': Republican Sen. John McCain Tuesday said the massive Pentagon budget for the war in Iraq can't be sustained because of the need to replace weapons.

17.Nov.2005 Among Insurgents in Iraq, Few Foreigners Are Found : Analysis of offensive in Tall Afar suggests U.S., Iraq may be inflating foreign role in insurgency.
17.Nov.2005
Documents Show Nixon Deception on Cambodia - By CAL WOODWARD - Associated Press Writer
Even after Richard Nixon's secret war in Cambodia became known, the president persisted in deception. "Publicly, we say one thing," he told aides. "Actually, we do another."
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17.Nov.2005
It Is Time To Bring Them Home
All of Iraq must know that Iraq is free. Free from USA occupation. - By Rep. John Murtha
The war in Iraq is not going as advertised. It is a flawed policy wrapped in illusion. The American public is way ahead of us. The USA and coalition troops have done all they can in Iraq, but it is time for a change in direction. Our military is suffering. The future of our country is at risk. We can not continue on the present course. It is evident that continued military action in Iraq is not in the best interest of the USA of America, the Iraqi people or the Persian Gulf Region.
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17.Nov.2005 Peter Kaiser, Chairman of the
Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons at the Hague, has categorized white phosphorus as a chemical weapon. The USA has signed and ratified this convention; we are listed here and the State Department maintains a helpful Chemical Weapons Convention web page here.
American tax dollars have paid for the use of chemical weapons against civilians in direct violation of the convention. That much is established fact; any argument to the contrary is sophistry.
We melted civilians in order to save them.
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(Since the neocons, not long ago, unapologetically embraced the "we're an empire now" concept, we may safely use the term "imperialist.")

17.Nov.2005 http://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/
"White" lies The
Pentagon admits to using white phosphorous as a weapon (not simply as an illumination or smoke screen device) in Fallujah. But military spokesmen are still lying about the nature of the weapon, claiming that WP is an incendiary, not a chemical weapon.

What "incendiary" leaves clothing intact while melting flesh and bone ?
They also claim that civilians were not targeted.
Here you can find a picture of a woman in her kitchen who died from WP. She was far from the only civilian victim.

17.Nov.2005 http://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/
"It's not my fault I lied; it's their fault they believed me."

17.Nov.2005 http://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/
Amazing Things are Happening: House Democrats Defeat Spending Bill!
The Busheviks: Smears, Lies and Betrayal, The Videotape
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Imagine: Torture and the Geneva Conventions - A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution by Larry Beinhart, Author of "Fog Facts" and "Wag the Dog."
Iraq Breakthrough: Senior House Democrat (Known as Pro-Defense Hawk) Calls for Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Iraq Within Next Six Months 11/18
The BuzzFlash Mailbag -- Uncensored and Unvarnished Truth from BuzzFlash Readers.
Democratic Congressman John Murtha gave a press conference today introducing his resolution for redeployment of American troops in Iraq. Click here for a transcript of his remarks and the text of the resolution itself. 11/18
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Run, Al, Run Like the Wind -- Episode 45 of Steven C. Day's Last Chance Democracy Cafe
Consuelo Luz's "Missing Water"; "...the kind of album that's right for pretty much any month but especially this one." -- Tony Peyser's Blue State Jukebox
The questions surrounding the Jordan bombing go beyond the knee-jerk conspiracy theories that pop up after every major event. We have a right to demand answers.
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Here are some pieces of counter-evidence:
1.
On-the-scene photos indicate the presence of explosives planted in the ceiling.
2. The
Associated Press quotes an eyewitness named Fadi al-Kessi, who insists that the electrcity failed just before one of the blasts + that the explosion came from the ceiling. We have other reports of the lights going out just before the event.
3. Jordanian police initially told
Reuters that bombs were planted in the ceiling.
4. Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi read her statement before television cameras in a tone of voice that sounded (to my ears, at least)
mysteriously untroubled, calm and rehearsed.
5.
Published reports held that the police discovered her still wearing her explosives belt, even though they found her holed up at a safe house days later. Does that make sense to you?
6. The
television cameras rolled while she showed off her TNT-laden accessories. What policeman would allow a suspect in custody to wear explosives to a press conference?

This gesture seems theatrical and inherently unbelievable.

17.Nov.2005 http://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/
17.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/auto/aktuell/0,1518,druck-384396,00.html
Den Optimismus von Mercedes teilt Nissan trotzdem nicht: Die Japaner rechnen mit mindestens 20 Jahren, ehe ein Auto mit Brennstoffzellenantrieb beim Händler steht.
17.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/auto/aktuell/0,1518,druck-384396,00.html

Fortschritte bei der Entwicklung machen die "kalte Verbrennung" von Wasserstoff endlich greifbar.

Angekündigt wird die Brennstoffzelle schon seit Jahren. Doch über einige kleine Flotten von Forschungsfahrzeugen ist die "kalte Verbrennung" von Wasserstoff, mit der im Auto frei von Schadstoffen der Strom für einen Elektromotor gewonnen wird, noch nicht hinausgekommen. Zwar steht derzeit der Hybridantrieb im Mittelpunkt des Interesses, doch den Brennstoffzellen-Entwicklern sind zuletzt deutliche Fortschritte bei Format, Leistung und Temperaturbeständigkeit gelungen. Der Weg in die Wirklichkeit für diese Technik wird gangbarer. Mercedes-Forschungsvorstand Thomas Weber wagt sogar eine konkrete Zeitangabe und kündigt die Marktreife der Technologie für "2012 bis 2015" an.
17.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltraum/0,1518,druck-385416,00.html
Anhand eines Modells berechneten die beiden Forscher die Wahrscheinlichkeit für ein solches Szenario.

Demnach müsste ein typischer Sternencluster fünf bis sechs Systeme wie HD 188753 hervorbringen.

Unter den zehn Millionen Einfach-, Doppel- + Dreifach-Sternsystemen im Umkreis von 1600 Lichtjahren um die Erde sollten sich deshalb rund 1200 Planeten mit drei Sternen befinden,

schreiben die Forscher im Fachblatt "Astrophysical Journal Letters" (Bd. 633, S. 141).
17.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltraum/0,1518,druck-385416,00.html
Dass es derartige Systeme tatsächlich gibt, hatte der Astronom Maciej Konacki vom California Institute of Technology erst vor wenigen Monaten herausgefunden.

Beim Blick durch sein Zehn-Meter-Teleskop erblickte er 149 Lichtjahre von der Erde entfernt drei Sonnen, die sich einen Planeten teilen.
Die spektakuläre Entdeckung gab Astronomen jedoch Rätsel auf.

Eigentlich dürfte es den Planeten nämlich gar nicht geben - zumindest nicht der gängigen Theorie zufolge. Der Himmelskörper umkreist seinen Heimatstern in einer engen Umlaufbahn.

Die zwei miteinander verbundenen Begleitsterne, die die Hauptsonne ebenfalls umkreisen, hätten das Baumaterial für den Gasplaneten eigentlich verbrannt haben müssen, schrieb Konacki im Juli im Magazin "Nature".
17.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,druck-385386,00.html
Bush Junior hat bei den Chinesen allerdings ein Problem: Er zählt - wie fast überall in Asien - nicht zu den glaubwürdigsten westlichen Politikern, wenn es um die Menschenrechte geht.

Zudem empfinden selbst kritische Chinesen oft Unbehagen, wenn ihr Land von der Supermacht ermahnt wird.

"Bush mag in einzelnen Punkten recht haben, aber wir wollen unsere Probleme selbst lösen", sagt eine Pekinger Ökonomin.
17.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/politik/0,1518,druck-385462,00.html
Da verfällt auch Nick Ross, der "Eduard Zimmermann" der BBC, ins Schwärmen: "Das ist der größte Fortschritt seit Erfindung des 'Wanted'-Plakats!

Es ist verblüffend, dass das noch nicht früher geschehen ist. Abgesehen von unserer Sendung 'Crimewatch' gibt es keinerlei Möglichkeit, für die meisten Fälle landesweite Aufmerksamkeit zu erlangen.

Viele Gesuchte konnten so einfach untertauchen - bis jetzt."
Genau hier sehen Kritiker die Gefahren: Sowohl die Fahndungs-Fernsehsendungen als auch solche Aktionen kämen einer Aufforderung zur Hatz gleich.

Crimestoppers verweisen darauf, dass sie seit ihrer Gründung 1988 über 640.000 Telefonanrufe erhalten hätten, von denen sich 57.000 als "nützlich" erwiesen oder zielführend zu Verhaftungen geführt hätten.

Mittlerweile liege die Quote bei 6000 anonymen Anrufen pro Monat, von denen 500 als nützlich gewertet werden könnten.
17.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/politik/0,1518,druck-385462,00.html

Die britische Organisation Crimestoppers veröffentlicht nach amerikanischem Vorbild ab sofort Listen mit Fotos und Angaben zu gesuchten Verbrechern.

Zumindest versucht sie das: Der Service ist so populär, dass er nach wenigen Stunden unter dem Publikumsansturm zusammenbrach.

Über den Sinn und Unsinn von Formaten wie "Aktenzeichen XY" lässt sich trefflich streiten.

Ihre Befürworter verweisen gern auf die feststellbaren Erfolge solcher "Laien fahnden nach Verbrechern"-Sendungen, ihre Gegner darauf, wie selten diese sind

gemessen an der Flut der Verdächtigungen, Fehleinschätzungen und falschen Denunziationen.

Populär sind solche Sendungen aber allemal + das überall: Was das Aktenzeichen in Deutschland ist, das ist "Crimewatch" in UK + das sind die "Crimestoppers" in Amerika.
17.Nov.2005"Das ist genau das Hauptproblem", meint Kurt Ulm, Professor für Epidemiologie an der TU München.

"Wie finde ich die Superspreader - und vor allem mit welchem Aufwand?"

Dass die Menschen unterschiedlich infektiös seien, sei keine neue Erkenntnis, sagte Ulm im Gespräch mit SPIEGEL ONLINE. 17.Nov.2005 http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,druck-385488,00.html
Man müsse nur die Superspreader identifizieren, schreiben die Forscher, um Epidemien zu verhindern.

Wenn man die Hälfte aller Gegenmaßnahmen auf jenes Fünftel der Menschen mit besonders hoher Infektionsgefahr konzentriere,

wäre dies bis zu dreimal so wirksam wie eine zufällige Auswahl der Personen, bei denen Gegenmaßnahmen ergriffen würden. 17.Nov.2005 http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,druck-385488,00.html
Auch Epidemiologen nutzen derartige Modelle, um die Ausbreitung von Infektionen zu simulieren.

Der israelische Physiker Reuven Cohen von der Bar-Ilan-University bei Tel Aviv hat beispielsweise eine spezielle Impfstrategie entwickelt, die Epidemien mit relativ geringeren Impfquoten verhindern soll. Die Idee ist, hauptsächlich die Superspreader zu immunisieren. 17.Nov.2005 http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,druck-385488,00.html
Netzwerk-Forscher interessieren sich besonders für jene Knoten, die überdurchschnittlich viele Verbindungen zu anderen Punkten haben.

An diesen Hubs, auch Superspreader genannt, entscheidet sich, ob beispielsweise Informationen schnell verbreitet werden oder nicht.

Marketingexperten versuchen beispielsweise, gezielt nur diese intellektuellen Leithammel anzusprechen, um ihre Botschaften effizient zu verbreiten. http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,druck-385488,00.html
17.Nov.2005
Ungebremster Star: Google-Aktie klettert über 400-$-Marke

17.Nov.2005 Weltinformationsgipfel: Tunesien verweigert Pressefreiheits-Aktivist die Einreise

17.Nov.2005 Verlage: Regierung soll Pressefreiheit besser schützen
17.Nov.2005
Computermodell: Superspreader machen Krankheit zur Epidemie
17.Nov.2005
Verbrecherjagd für jedermann: Fahndungslisten im Web
17.Nov.2005
Kosovo: Parlament stimmt für Unabhängigkeit
17.Nov.2005
"Killerspiele": Unionspolitikerin bekräftigt Verbotsforderung
17.Nov.2005
Krawalle in Frankreich: Prämien für die Polizei
17.Nov.2005
Alltagskultur in der DDR: Zäune statt Mauern
17.Nov.2005
Kuriose Himmelskörper: Hunderte Planeten sollen drei Sonnen haben
17.Nov.2005
Ausschreitungen in Istanbul: Türkische Zeitungen geben Schweizern die Schuld
17.Nov.2005
Irak: Innenminister will Foltervorwürfe aufklären lassen
17.Nov.2005
Brennstoffzellentechnik: Auf dem Weg in die Wirklichkeit
17.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/erde/0,1518,druck-385402,00.html
Für Entwicklungs- + Schwellenländer wie China + Indien besteht derzeit weder eine Pflicht, die Treibhausgas-Emissionen zu reduzieren, noch über sie zu berichten.

Dennoch liegen dem Bonner Klimasekretariat vereinzelt Daten aus nicht industrialisierten Ländern vor.
Die Gegensätze sind hier offensichtlich noch krasser als zwischen einzelnen Industriestaaten.

Während ein Land wie Tadschikistan seinen Treibhausgas-Output 00.000.1990-00.000.1998 um 82 % verminderte, legte Paraguay allein in den vier Jahren 00.000.1990-00.000.1994 um 115 % zu.

Ob auch Entwicklungs- + Schwellenländer für die Zeit nach 01.Jan.2012 Reduktionsziele bekommen sollen, wird ein wichtiger Verhandlungspunkt auf der Montrealer Weltkonferenz sein.

17.Nov.2005 http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/erde/0,1518,druck-385402,00.html
Wie die "Treibhausgas-Schlüsseldaten" zeigen, profitierte der Klimaschutz bisher nicht etwa vom Wohlverhalten der Industrienationen, sondern lediglich vom Zusammenbruch des früheren Ostblocks.

In den einst kommunistischen Staaten wurden unzählige veraltete Industrie- und Energieanlagen abgewickelt + durch neue, effizientere ersetzt.

Das färbt die Weltklimabilanz vorübergehend schön: Die Treibhausgas-Emissionen der entwickelten Länder gingen insgesamt um sechs % zurück, weil

00.000.1990-00.000.2003 der Ausstoß im ehemaligen Ostblock um volle 40 % gesunken ist.
Doch dieser Vorschuss ist mittlerweile aufgebraucht. Inzwischen steigen die Emissionen auch in den ehemaligen Ostblockstaaten wieder an.

Nach den Projektionen des Klimasekretariates werden sie zwar 2010 noch immer um 18 % unter dem Niveau von 00.000.1990 liegen.

Doch die westlichen Industriestaaten legen im selben Zeitraum - trotz aller Klimaschutzmaßnahmen - um fast 20 % zu, wie der neue Bericht der UN darlegt.
Zweistellige Zuwachsraten in vielen Ländern
Unter den zehn Staaten mit den größten Zuwachsraten sind gleich sechs Mitglieder der Europäischen Union:

Spanien (plus 42 % bis 2003), Portugal (+ 37%), Griechenland + Irland (beide + 26%), Finnland (+ 22%) + Österreich (+ 17%).

Erst danach folgen die USA (+ 13%), die allerdings nach wie vor die mit Abstand größten Mengen an Treibhausgasen ausstoßen.
17.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/erde/0,1518,druck-385402,00.html

Die UN legen die bisher umfassendste Untersuchung zum Ausstoß von Treibhausgasen vor - +

das Ergebnis ist niederschmetternd. Anstatt zu sinken, werden die Emissionen der Uno-Prognose zufolge drastisch steigen.

Internationale Klimaschutz-Abkommen wie das Kyoto-Protokoll und die Klimarahmenkonvention erweisen sich als weitgehend wirkungslos:

00.000.2010 Die Industriestaaten der Erde werden nach Prognosen derUN im Jahr knapp 11 % mehr Treibhausgase ausstoßen als noch 00.000.1990 .

Das dokumentiert die bisher umfassendste Sammlung von Emissionsdaten, die das Bonner Uno-Klimasekretariat heute vorlegt.
17.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/technologie/0,1518,druck-385400,00.html
So wird der Mini-Laptop unter anderem über eine Handkurbel verfügen, mit der er sich per Muskelkraft aufladen lässt.

Eine Minute Kurbeln soll den Laptop für zehn Minuten Energie spenden. Wo Strom vorhanden ist, übernimmt ein Netzteil die Versorgung.
17.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/technologie/0,1518,druck-385400,00.html
Nonprofit-Projekt "
One Laptop Per Child" (OLPC) konsequent auf Innovationen, die zu Ziel und Zielmarkt passen.

Vor einigen Monaten gelang es Negroponte, Mary Lou Jepsen, bis dahin Chefentwicklerin in Intels Bildschirm-Laboren, zu einem Wechsel zu OLPC zu bewegen.

Ein Durchbruch: Sie entwickelte ein Display, das angeblich für 35 statt der sonst üblichen 100 $ zu produzieren ist.
17.Nov.2005
http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/technologie/0,1518,druck-385400,00.html
Der Gründer + Direktor des Media Labs am renommierten
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) hat eine Nase für Trends, die er einige Male unter Beweis stellte.
17.Nov.2005
Uno-Prognose: Treibhausgas-Ausstoß steigt drastisch
17.Nov.2005
Online-Käufe: Deutsche trauen dem Plastik nicht
17.Nov.2005
Der 100-$-Laptop: Hightech mit Handkurbel
17.Nov.2005
Schuldenprognose: EU sieht deutsches Defizit auch noch 2007

17.Nov.2005 Vorort-Krawalle: Frankreich kehrt zur Normalität zurück

17.Nov.2005 Militär: USA planen Raketenschild in Polen
17.Nov.2005
Mietschulden: Mann drohte mit Sprengung seiner Wohnung
17.Nov.2005
Laufsport-Studie: Zeit der Rekorde schon bald vorbei

17.Nov.2005 Deutschland-Prognose: EU sieht 2006 nur schlappes Wachstum
17.Nov.2005
Asien-Visite: Bush verlangt von Nordkorea abermals Nuklear-Verzicht
17.Nov.2005
Vogelgrippe: Weitere Opfer in Indonesien und China
17.Nov.2005
Israel: Scharon und Perez für rasche Neuwahlen
17.Nov.2005
Italien: Polizei nimmt Terrorverdächtige fest
17.Nov.2005
Russische Flugzeug-Projekte: Kreml fordert Airbus und Boeing heraus