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"The two sides were competing for the same territories, the same animals + fuel supplies + occupying the same cave spaces.

With that kind of competition, the Neanderthals were always going to come out as the losers," Mellars said.

And so it appears that both these sides co-existed

for less than 1,000 years before the Neanderthals faded away simply because they were not built to face the challenges of modern life.
"Evidently the native Neanderthal populations of Europe succumbed much more rapidly to competition from the expanding biologically + behaviorally modern populations than previous estimates have generally assumed,"

Mellars commented.

He also said that the climatic changes aided the extinction of the Neanderthals earlier than thought, since modern man appeared to be physiologically better built to deal with these changes.
This means that rather than taking 7,000 years to completely colonize Europe + Africa, modern man took just under 5,000 years to do so, according to Paul Mellars, a professor of prehistory at Cambridge University,

"The same chronological pattern points to a substantially shorter period of chronological + demographic overlap between the earliest …

modern humans and the last survivors of the preceding Neanderthal populations,"

Mellars writes in the Nature paper.

Modern Europeans are thought to have arrived on the continent 45,000 years ago,

but the latest analysis seems to indicate that

this migration took place between 46,000 and 41,000 years ago.
A new study published in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature says that modern Europeans arrived nearly 3,500 years earlier than previously thought.
Eine solche Genauigkeit könne ein Mensch kaum erreichen. "Es sei denn, man legt den ganzen Hafen trocken."
Der Einsatz von Aramies soll nicht allein auf Weltraum-Missionen beschränkt sein.

Auch auf der Erde könnte die Roboterkatze gute Dienste leisten.

Baustellen könnte sie bewachen, unübersichtliche Werksgelände ebenso.

Zusammen mit einer fliegenden Roboterdrone würde Aramies jeden Winkel im Auge behalten.

Die beiden wären besser als ein menschlicher Wachdienst.
"Aramies soll eines Tages in der Lage sein, selbstständig wissenschaftlich zu arbeiten", sagt Kirchner.

Einsetzbar wäre der Roboter sowohl auf dem Mars als auch auf dem Mond.
Stößt der Kletterroboter auf ein Hindernis, weicht er aus.

Läuft er auf Matsch, bewegt er sich anders als auf Geröll.
Kleinste Tierchen haben kein Gehirn.

Dennoch können sie sich komplex bewegen.

Ebenso funktioniert Aramies.
sagt Kirchner. Der Weg führe nicht über lange Berechnungen.

"Wenn ich etwas mit einfachen Mitteln beschreiben kann, habe ich es verstanden", sagt Kirchner.

Bremer Forscher entwickeln nun die Antwort:

Aramies, die Kletterkatze mit den vier Krallen.

Bremen - Schon in naher Zukunft könnte sich eine seltsam aussehende Gestalt

auf fremden Planeten


Mit ihren flinken Aluminiumfüßchen könnte sie laufen, krabbeln

und sogar klettern.

Keine Schlucht wäre ihr zu tief, keine Klippe zu steil.

Sie könnte Gegenden

vom Mars


in die ein anderer Roboter

nie kommen würde.

Aramies heißt dieser Laufroboter auf vier Beinen.

Entwickelt wird er von Wissenschaftlern im Bremer Labor des Deutschen Forschungszentrums für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI).
Olympia-Schlussfeier: Lichtermeer und sprühende Begeisterung

26.Feb.2006 Gewaltwelle: Erneut Tote bei Anschlägen im Irak

26.Feb.2006 Olympische Abschlussfeier: Furioses Finale in Turin

The mystery of their identities adds an aura of sadness: Were they hoping to become stars but relegated instead to a private world of voyeurism?

The exhibit, one of the more unusual this year, posits notions about women and their objectification in Hollywood.

In our post-feminist era, as we watch these women stare directly at us, are we simply observing something historical, or are we complicitous in their objectification as well?
150 years after Darwin, Science anoints evolution as the breakthrough of the year
WASHINGTON - It's almost been 150 years since Charles Darwin propounded his Theory of Evolution + gave vent to his survival of the fittest corollary.

That this theory should be debated all over again + man should be searching for where he came from is a testimony to the endless quest for answers.
Atomstreit mit Iran: Hoffnung und Skepsis nach Kompromiss über Uran-Anreicherung
Demos gegen Antisemitismus: Foltermord treibt Franzosen auf die Straße
Mardi Gras nach "Katrina": New Orleans feiert Karneval - jetzt erst recht
Gesundheitspolitik: Ärzte wollen von Patienten Vorkasse für Medikamente
Hausdurchsuchungen: Ganz England jagt die Millionenräuber
Mars-Roboter: Deutsche Katze statt Nasa-Rover
Guantanamo-Ersatz: US-Regierung baut Gefangenenlager in Afghanistan aus

26.Feb.2006 4,1 Millionen $ Honorar: Holocaust-Überlebende streiten mit Anwalt
USA: Tödliches Gift im Studentenwohnheim
Atompolitik: Russland einigt sich mit Iran auf gemeinsame Uran-Anreicherung
IRA-Randale in Dublin: Schlimmste Krawalle seit Jahrzehnten in Irland
Seuchenausbreitung: Vogelgrippe jetzt auch in der Schweiz
Vogelgrippe: Das Geschäft mit der Angst
Löwen: Der König dankt ab
Russland: Duma gibt Flugzeuge und Schiffe zum Abschuss frei
Interview mit Marc Forster: Vom Nutzen der Todesangst

26.Feb.2006 Gefangenenaufstand: Tote und Verletzte bei Häftlingsrevolte in Afghanistan
Millionenüberfall: Kopf der Räuberbande soll identifiziert sein
LCD-Fernseher: Größer und besser, aber nichts wird billiger
26.Feb.2006 Man Finds Hundreds Of Buddhas In American River
Great story, with video.
Found over at the

26.Feb.2006 Someone accessed 40 Palm Beach County voting machines 04.Nov.2004

The internal logs of at least 40 Sequoia touch-screen voting machines reveal that votes were time and date-stamped as cast two weeks before the election, sometimes in the middle of the night.
26.Feb.2006 Rigorous Intuition: Lawyers, Guns, Money and Drugs
Go. Read. No, really, go.
Regarding the cuts to operational capacity of the Coast Guard and the inadequacy of Customs, James Ridgeway writes:
This is a dream setup for any arms or dope dealer + that's exactly what the United Arab Emirates is all about.

The ties between its top officials and royal family with the Taliban and Al Qaeda go back at least a decade.
The UAE is not only the center of financial dealings in the Persian Gulf, it is switching central for dope + arms dealing.

26.Feb.2006 Cause of Bruce Lee's death
Among mysterious celebrity deaths, it is up there with JFK and Elvis. But the myth of Bruce Lee's demise in Hong Kong in 1973 may finally have been solved.
26.Feb.2006 Tune in, turn on . . . evolve?
In his new book, Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind, published by Random House, British writer Graham Hancock has taken Prof. Lewis-Williams's research as a point of departure to posit a theory as fascinating as it is provocative: If it's true that cave art derives from altered states of consciousness, then it constitutes a watershed moment in human history, marking the first visible encounter with the supernatural, the first expression of spiritual myth.
26.Feb.2006 Solving the Mystery of Gold's Power Against Autoimmune Diseases
Gold compounds have been used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases for more than 75 years, but until now, how the metals work has been a mystery. Harvard Medical School researchers report in the Feb. 27 issue of Nature Chemical Biology that special forms of gold, platinum + other classes of medicinal metals work by stripping bacteria and virus particles from the grasp of a key immune system protein.
26.Feb.2006 Neanderthals and modern man co-existed in Europe for less than 1000 years
Radiocarbon dating has solved many a mystery for man and it looks like the mystery of exactly when modern man colonized Europe is on the way to being solved satisfactorily thanks to new advances in this concept. A new study published in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature says that modern Europeans arrived nearly 3,500 years earlier than previously thought.
26.Feb.2006 Sen. Fraser photo compounds age-old mystery
Washington State Senator captures earthquake lights. With pic.
26.Feb.2006 Body Snatchers
Investigating a grim trade in stolen human tissue.

Who knows what other mysteries are hidden away in the basements of museums? Let's hope the "Baghdad Batteries" + the many other treasures turn up safe + sound.

The "Baghdad Batteries" are 13cm high earthenware jars, one of which was first discovered by German archaeologist Wilhelm Konig in 1938. Up to a dozen of the jars are said to have been found.

The function of the jars has been much debated, as there is no written record of them.

The jars contain a vertical cylinder made of sheet copper and an iron rod.

The edges of the sheet copper were soldered together to make the cylinder, using 60/40 silver-lead solder similar to that used in electronics today.

The top of the jar and both ends of the cylinder were sealed with asphalt. The iron rod was held in place at the centre of the cylinder by the asphalt.

Mr Konig found the iron rod was corroded, as if it had been etched by acid.

Dissimilar metals such as iron and copper form an electrochemical couple when submerged in an electrolyte such as acid, producing electricity.

Mr Konig concluded that the jars could have been filled with an electrolyte + suggested they were used for gilding gold onto silver – a process today known as electroplating.
26.Feb.2006 Archeologists may have discovered skull of Copernicus
This Baltic coastal village prides itself as the home of Nicolaus Copernicus, the astronomer and scientific revolutionary who showed that Earth revolved around the sun. There's a Copernicus museum and a Copernicus altar; even the tower where he did his stargazing almost 500 years ago has been carefully preserved.
One thing is missing: Copernicus.

26.Feb.2006 Baghdad Batteries Lost Forever?
Baghdad's National Museum in Iraq houses some of the world's finest treasures dating from the beginning of recorded civilisation.

00.000.2003 -during the chaos of war in Iraq- the National Museum was looted.

The tragic loss may include more than just priceless vases, seals and statues however.

Before the war started, BBC reported on the museum's unusual 2000-year-old artefacts known as the "Baghdad Batteries".
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Innovation is the discovery of new ways of creating value.

Not everyone can be an inventor,

but everyone can be innovative."-

Stephen Shapiro (in 24/7 Innovation).
Truth Be Told

I believe

there are more instances of the abridgment of freedom of the people

by gradual




of those in power

than by violent + sudden usurpations. - James Madison

"Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." -Benjamin Franklin


CastleCops » Very Strange Here ... I did a Whois lookup on armyg1.army.mil + came up with this: Host unreachable - Headquarters , USAAISC NETC-ANC CONUS ...

Is the government spying on me? ————— OrgName: Headquarters , USAAISC OrgID: HEADQU-3 Address: NETC-ANC CONUS TNOSC City: Fort Huachuca StateProv: AZ PostalCode: 85613-5000 ...

26.Feb.2006 Beyond the Backword - 11/02 ... leave 312 incubator babies on a hospital floor to die ... scholars kept one as a " memento mori ."

One of the ... meaning both Fool + Gate - the door to self-realization ... www.waronfreedom.org/update.html
A BuzzFlash Editorial: There is No Choice "C" in the Battle for Democracy
We have a veep who can't shoot and a president who can't ride a bike, wave and speak at the same time. Scottish paper obtains new details on day Bush mowed down a cop cop: "As the President passed the junction at speed he raised his left arm from the handlebars to wave to the police officers present while shouting 'thanks, you guys, for coming'. "As he did this he lost control of the cycle, falling to the ground, causing both himself and his bicycle to strike [the officer] on the lower legs. [The officer] fell to the ground, striking his head..."

26.Feb.2006 BuzzFlash's Progressive Marketplace. We Have a Huge Visa Bill to Pay on Feb. 28th. (We Don't Have Any Sugar Daddies or Mommies, Just You. Although, Whenever George Soros Wants to Send a Check, We'll Cash It and Pay Our Bills! But George Has Other Priorities, We Guess. So do the Other Zillionaire Dems Who Throw Their Money Down Failed Policies and Spineless Candidates. And if Hollywood Liberals Give Out So Much Money, How Come They are Not Supporting Us? Not That We're Bitter.) BuzzFlash Only Exists with YOUR Grassroots Support, So Buy Something Now. All Our Premiums are Shipped Directly from Our Office in Chicago.
Remember the frothing madman we sent to the U.N. a while back? He's now saying the U.N. is plagued with "sex and corruption" -- a fine position for an administration allied with Iran on morality issues 2/27
Governor of Montana says if we burn enough of his coal into synthetic fuel we could offset dependence on foreign "crooks" 2/27

26.Feb.2006 Kentucky's GOP governor is a Bush in training: Caught in state hiring scandal, he hires justices in the case against his own administration 2/27
Battlefield South Dakota: Worst abortion clampdown in 33 years augurs huge legal battle 2/27
From Murdoch's New York Post: "Al Qaeda warned the government of the United Arab Emirates more than three years ago that it 'infiltrated' key government agencies, according to a disturbing document released by the U.S. military." Bush is Our Manchurian Candidate, Betraying America for a Pound of Gold and a Barrel of Oil.
Neocon Kristol grouses "We have not had a serious three-year effort to fight a war in Iraq" after returning from alternate version of Earth 2/27

26.Feb.2006 New conventional wisdom piece on MSNBC pushes idea we're now supposed to talk about abortion as a "tragic choice" 2/27
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U.S. prison in Afghanistan grows to fill Guantanamo's role: The number of detainees held inside an old, cavernous machine shop north of Kabul has multiplied since 2004.

26.Feb.2006 Why Is Halliburton Building Internment Camps? : I believe that all Americans should be very concerned.

It might be “someone else” they come for first, but if this is the direction our nation is going, who knows where it will end.

26.Feb.2006 In case you missed it: : September 11th And The Bush Administration: Compelling Evidence for Complicity:

26.Feb.2006 In case you missed it: : Operation Northwood's: The contemplation of terrorist attacks on U.S. citizens by the CIA is a matter of public record.

00.000.1962 the CIA seriously considered the possibility of carrying out terrorist attacks against US citizens, in order to blame it on Cuba-The previously classified "Operation Northwoods" document reveals that .

26.Feb.2006 UAE terminal takeover extends to 21 ports : A United Arab Emirates government-owned company is poised to take over port terminal operations in 21 American ports, far more than the six widely reported.

26.Feb.2006 Brownie's Kat-calls to Dubya : Former FEMA head Michael Brown escalated his campaign to shift blame from himself yesterday by pointing an accusing finger straight at President Bush.

26.Feb.2006 Robert Fisk : Is the problem weather, or is it war? : Something more serious is happening to our planet which we are not being told about
26.Feb.2006 Chris Floyd: :Blair's Dark Kingdom: How the government of George W. Bush's beloved disciple, Tony Blair, is "persecuting innocent people, tearing up our freedoms and undermining the judiciary."

26.Feb.2006 Amnesty UK: Human rights: a broken promise:

"Let no one be in any doubt. The rules of the game are changing."

So warned on

05. Aug.2005 Prime Minister Tony Blair in the aftermath of the July bombings in London when outlining a package of measures,(1)

described as countering terrorism, that threaten human rights, the independence of the judiciary + the rule of law.

In fact the government started changing the rules well before then.

26.Feb.2006 Gilad Atzmon: In Support of My Mayor : Why did a UK governmental watchdog suspend the adorable Mayor of London just for hurting the feelings of a journalist, who happens to be a Jew?

26.Feb.2006 The Caricatures in Middle East Politics: While the Mossad-provoked ‘free speech versus blasphemy’ controversy between the West + the Islamic peoples continues to deepen,

Israel proceeds to impose a Nazi-like economic siege over 4 million Palestinians, intended to starve them into surrendering their democratic freedoms.

26.Feb.2006 IDF officer cancels UK studies leave for fear of arrest: The IDF commander of the Gaza division, Brigadier General Aviv Kochavi, has cancelled plans to study in the U.K. after warnings from the military that he could be arrested for war crimes.

26.Feb.2006 Mansour: Israel's Aggression Violates International Law: The Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the United Nations, Reyad Mansour confirmed that the latest Israeli aggressions included the killing extra-judicially five residents in Nablus and two others in the Gaza Strip were violations against the principles of international law.

26.Feb.2006 Abbas is "irrelevant": Israeli FM : Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said on Sunday evening that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was "irrelevant" because of Hamas' victory in last month's Palestinian legislative elections and the militant group's subsequent takeover of the Palestinian parliament.

26.Feb.2006 Iran nuclear chief says 'basic agreement' reached on Russian enrichment plan : The two countries “reached a basic agreement on the creation of a joint venture (to enrich uranium),” Aghazadeh told a news conference.

26.Feb.2006 Hunger strike detainee force-fed : The technique included strapping him to a restraint chair, feeding him liquids and laxatives and preventing him from access to the toilet and cutting off water supplies to his cell, removing towels and bed-sheets after turning on the air-conditioner, Mr Al Murbati told legal team head Joshua Colangelo-Bryan.

26.Feb.2006 Hunger strikes in Guantanamo-sanitized: It is a terrible thing to choose a slow suicide over imprisonment, but what we do to them under the sanitized name "force feeding" is ridiculous!
26.Feb.2006 Ron Fullwood : Who are our soldiers standing (and fighting) with? Whose side are we on?: The reality is, the Iraqi militias are using our assistance as a wedge against their political opponents. That's not democracy forming, it's a junta, a recipe for perpetual resistance to the existing authority + we're on tyranny's side.
Former British ambassador: Iraq slipping into low-level civil war: "There are elements of ethnic cleansing, getting a minority community out of an area so that the majority community can take over, in certain parts of Iraq.
26.Feb.2006 American Government: Heading Toward Disintegration and Collapse -By Charles Mercieca, Ph.D.
It is very obvious that this capitalistic nation is concerned merely with the financial interests of big corporations + nothing else matters, not even the very health + life of the American people.

Its top priority is to cater to special interests . Continued
26.Feb.2006 The CIA's 'Black Sites' What are we going to do with the secret prisoners who cannot be tried in our courts? -By Nat Hentoff
The CIA's top counterterrorism official [Robert Grenier] was fired last week because he opposed detaining Al Qaeda suspects in secret prisons abroad, sending them to other countries for interrogation + using forms of torture such as "waterboarding," [making a prisoner believe he is about to be drowned] intelligence sources have claimed.

26.Feb.2006 Iran And "The International Community " Here we go again! Now it’s Iran.-By Brkic Sulejman

When the ”International Community” threatens Iran to force it to give up its nuclear program in order to make the world safer, I wonder if its thoughts of safety include the Chechens, the Palestinians, the Iraqis, the Sudanese in Darfur, the campesinos and the Indios being massacred in Colombia by death squads backed by the cheap – natural resources - hungry U.S. and its west European vassals. Continued.
26.Feb.2006 War in Error -By Andrew J. Bacevich
As far as official Washington is concerned, the nameless, faceless dead of Damadola are already forgotten. Our warrior-president will continue to insist that we have no choice but to press on, seemingly blind to the moral havoc wreaked by his war and oblivious to the extent to which he is playing into the hands of our adversaries.

Die Reichen, Einflussreichen und Ihre Macht
Nichts desto Trotz, möchte ich im Folgenden auf einige Personen und Zusammenhänge hinweisen, die Sie wahrscheinlich in Staunen versetzen werden.
Sehen wir uns dazu vorerst einmal nur die

10 reichsten Personen der Welt

laut „Forbes“ an:

Person Reich geworden mit Vermögen (Mrd. $)
Familie Walton Wal-Mart 102.9
Bill Gates Microsoft 52,8
Warren Buffet Berkshire Hathaway 35,0
Brüder Albrecht Aldi 26,8
Paul Allen Microsoft 25,2
Lawrence Ellision Oracle 23,2
Prinz Al Saud Öl, Aktien 20,0
Familie Quandt BMW 18,4
L. Bettencourt L`Oreal 14,9
Familie Thomson Verlag 14,9

Lassen Sie uns zurückkehren zu den Reichen.

Bis jetzt haben wir uns lediglich die 10 reichsten Personen der Welt betrachtet +

einen Site-Step zu den 10 Reichsten Deutschlands unternommen.
Besehen wir uns einen Moment lang die

Top-Verdiener in der Weltwirtschaft.
Diese sind laut „Forbes“:

Person Firma Gesamt-Einkommen in Mio. $/Jahr
Charles B. Wang Comp. Associates 650.1
Bobby R. Johnson Foundry Networks 230.5
Mel Karmazin CBS 201.9
Millard Drexler Gap 172.8
John T. Chambers Cisco Systems 121.7
Stephen M. Case America Online 117.1
Louis V. Gerstner IBM 107.2
John F. Welch Jr. General Electric 106.9
Reuben Mark Colgate-Palmolive 97.2
Peter Karmanos Jr. Compuware 87.5

Eines ist Ihnen wahrscheinlich gleich aufgefallen: Nicht eine einzige Person aus dieser Liste ist in der vorherigen Liste der Reichsten wieder zu finden.

Es handelt sich also um komplett verschiedene Personen.
Wir haben uns die 10 reichsten und die 10 bestverdienensten Personen der Welt angesehen.
Abschließend möchte ich anhand einer einzigen Person, die hier noch gar nicht genannt wurde, aufzeigen,

welchen Einflussbereich und welche Macht gewisse Menschen, auf Grund der Positionen die sie innehaben, erreichen.
Wie Sie in weiterer Folge noch erfahren werden, befinden sich sehr viele, um nicht zu sagen

die meisten einflussreichen Personen dieser Welt, in verschiedenen geheimen oder halbgeheimen Logen.
Über einige dieser Logen, deren Entstehen, Leitsätze und Ziele werden Sie noch lesen.
Faktum ist, dass man viele Mitglieder verschiedener Geheimgesellschaften in Positionen wiederfindet, von denen man eigentlich nur träumen kann.

Das zeigt, was immer es auch sein mag, was diese Menschen vor Ihnen geheim halten, es sie in ihre Position gebracht hat.
Lassen Sie mich hier ein kleines Beispiel einwerfen, um zu verdeutlichen, welche Positionen eine einzige Person aus solchen Geheimgesellschaften innehaben kann:


04.Mar.2005 06:13 PM

"The combined wealth stolen by the top 1 %

= is equal

to the combined wealth of the bottom 95 %.

There's more money there than you can imagine, enough for all kinds of programs"

I meant where you can get money that the public would actually stand for.

And I sure hope no Democrat is dumb enough to refer to Warren Buffets' or George Soros's wealth as "stolen".

"Defining taxation as theft doesn't make it so. "

True, but you can define it as such when all that's happening is the transfer of money from one individual to another.

Sure, if we're building roads, hospitals + providing for defense and police officers, that's like paying dues.

It's an obligation of every citizen. But when we're doing wealth redistribution, that's theft.

Sure, I guess it's a rather subjective way to think about it, but I'm sure a public opinion poll would side with my view on it by quite a large margin.

Americans simply do not support redistribution except to alleviate poverty.

And even then, the bare minimum necessary to keep people from starving until they can get back to work.

Is this just crypto-liberalism? I can't vouch for the neutrality of these academics.

However, I can tell you that reading into the DP literature convinced me that the (largely) Republican case that medical malpractice damage awards have gotten too high + should be capped, is almost certainly a good one.

I never thought I'd change my mind about that one.

And in this forum, John Moore suggests that Warren Buffet is an indirect beneficiary of death taxes.

Hm, interesting.

Maybe Buffet isn't some horse-sense investment genius after all, but a kind of predator.

If so, is that the complete case against death taxes?

Well, I don't know.

But it's an interesting point + credible (if not proven, to my mind.)

How many people DO know the complete cases pro and con, for death taxes?

And what would be the result,

if you put the pro/con cases together + made a random sampling of voters sit down with each other, read through it all + talk out the decision, much as they do when arriving at a verdict in a jury trial?

Whatever the result, wouldn't that be truer to the core concept of democracy than what we have now? Posted by: Michael Turner | November 3, 2004
George W. Bush's brother Melvin Bush was on the board of directors of a company -Securetec- that handled security for the WTC, Dulles + United.
According to USA Today, the FAA operations manager, Ben Sliney gave the order to clear the skies on 9-11.

It was his first day on the job.
Only 189 people died in the Pentagon because Flight77 flew horizontally into Wedge 1 just after its $258,000,000 strengthening program was completed.

4600 workers were still out of their offices on that day.
Presumably the hijackers not only wanted to save as many lives as possible but wanted to help the Pentagon by testing out the blast resistant glass + steel reinforced concrete walls.

There was an unexplained surge of financial transactions in the WTC just prior to the attacks.

Over $100,000,000 were rushed through the computers, but this was picked up by the German company Convar who were recovering data from hard disks in the building.
Insider trading. A stock market term, "put" option is effectively a bet that the value of a stock will decrease.

There was a surge in "put" options purchased for American Airlines, United Airlines and some companies with offices in the WTC.

CIA executive director "Buzzy" Krongard managed the firm that handled "put" options on UAL

The father of the alleged hijacker ringleader Mohamed Atta, Mohamed El-Amir, claims his son phoned him on 12.Sep.2001 - He is a respected Egyptian business man.
11.Sep.2001 People who were nearly in the World Trade Center include:
11.Sep.2001 Jackie Chan -was scheduled to film on the roof early that morning but it was cancelled due to a late script.

The film featured a terrorist plot to blow up the statue of liberty.
11.Sep.2001 08-45 The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson was late for a scheduled meeting on the 101st floor of one of the buildings -at-.
11.Sep.2001 Jim Pierce, managing director of AON Corporation had arranged a meeting on the 105th floor of the WTC.

11.Sep.2001 Due to the size of the group they moved to the Millennium hotel across the street.

Jim Pierce is George Bush's Cousin (Ananova)

11.Sep.2001 -coincidentally- Warren Buffet

(2. richest man in the world) was holding a golf event on at the U.S. Strategic Command headquarters located at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha.

The first coincidence being that this was where G.W.Bush was flown later that day "for safety."

The big coincidence being that a number of CEOs from big companies in the WTC were present.

Anne Tatlock of Fiduciary Trust was there,

she would have been killed as Flight 175 flew into her office.

A review of all those funny 11.Sep.2001 coincidences.

These little things when viewed together tend to get people asking questions.

This list will expand gradually over the next few weeks.

All these points have links or references to mainstream news organisations or other reliable sources.
Anti-terrorism task-force takes out hundreds of Islamic websites just days before 11.Sep.2001.

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26.Feb.2006 Business -
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26.Feb.2006 Ask Why
Why was an Executive Jet owned by Omaha billionaire Warren Buffet "tracking" Flight 93 instead of a military jet intercepting it??

Why was Warren Buffet at Offutt Air Force base that morning?

More on Warren Buffet
Why was the agent who blocked the Moussaoui investigation recently honored and given a large cash bonus?
Why has the US media never examined the "insider stock trading" the week before 9-11 that shorted AA and United Airlines stocks?

11.Sep.2001 More Questions
16.Sep..2001 "The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) is reported to have allocated new tasks to the fleet of spy satellites it controls."
18.Mai 2004 URL:
Nächste Station Wimbledon?
In Washington gilt als sicher, dass Greenspan bis spätestens 00.Jan.2006 auf sein Amt verzichtet.

Insofern ist die erneute Nominierung für vier Jahre eine eher symbolische Geste - und ein Dankeschön Bushs an einen Parteifreund, der seine politische Karriere unter dem Präsidenten Gerald Ford begann.

00.Jan.2006 läuft Greenspans 14-jährige Amtszeit als Mitglied des Federal Reserve Board ab, eine weitere Amtszeit wäre nicht möglich.

00.000.2008 -bis- könnte Theoretisch Greenspan trotzdem Vorsitzender der Fed bleiben - solange der US-Präsident keinen anderen beruft.
Zuletzt wurde wieder intensiver darüber spekuliert, wie lange der Notenbankchef seinen Posten behalten wird.

Der demokratische Präsidentschaftskandidat John Kerry hatte sich in diesem Monat erstmals öffentlich zur Nachfolge geäußert.

Er könne sich ab 2006 jemanden vom Schlage des ehemaligen US-Finanzministers Robert Rubin auf dem Posten vorstellen, sagte Kerry dem "Wall Street Journal".

Rubin, der unter dem Clinton für das Finanzressort zuständig war, gehört neben Ex-Finanzstaatssekretär Robert Altmann und Investmentlegende Warren Buffet zu Kerrys Beraterteam.
Greenspan selbst sagt, er sei bei bester Gesundheit. Kürzlich hatte der Tennis-Fan im Scherz angekündigt, er wolle sich 2008 für das Turnier in Wimbledon qualifizieren.
Good Morning America
Aaron's Miracle Nightline: The remarkable recovery of a critically wounded soldier.
1/18/05: Warren Buffet (1999)
26.Feb.2006 https://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9928587

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Canada braces for bird flu
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Berkshire Hathaway profit plunges 48 %
Rights to Buffett bio sell for over $7 million
IRS told to pay Warren Buffet's investment firm
Should Workers Consider Individual Insurance?
Battle looms over who will pay to repair damage

26.Feb.2006 https://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9928587/
Cosby explores border violence
Outgoing Polish president warns against radical policies
Chirac pledges to halt riots
Treatment of foreign prisoners fuels Washington disputes
26.Feb.2006 https://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9928587

Profits at Berkshire Hathaway, the investment group run by Warren Buffett, nearly halved to $586m in the third quarter after Gulf coast hurricanes blew a $3bn hole in its insurance business.

Premiums also fell as the group eschewed increasing price competition.

The volatile insurance businesses overshadowed steady growth in Berkshire Hathaway 's industrial businesses + the positive impact of higher interest rates on its $40bn cash mountain.

Mr Buffett also reduced his bet against the US $. Financial Times.
Coca-Cola, The CIA, And The Courts - Part 1By Sherman H. Skolnick <skolnick@ameritech.net>https://www.skolnicksreport.com8-13-00

To understand Warren Buffet, who mouths off his wonders at universities training so-called would-be business stars,

you would have to be a profound investigator,

from mostly secret sources,

on the worldwide dope trafficking

by the American CIA.

When you are knowledgeable on that,

then + only then,

do you understand the financial buffoon, Warren Buffet.

Is it a mere coincidence that his purported nephew,

Jimmy Buffet +

his rock concerts seem to be part of making dope use fashionable?

His band, The Corral Reefers, is a word play for narcotics.

At his concerts, there is reportedly massive trafficking and use of dope.

And the local corrupted police have the badge of the three monkeys.
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Did one of Buffet's Jets shoot down Flight 93? - (1 )
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11.Sep.2001 Mitre Corp., Warren Buffet , Global Hawk + September 11, 2001 - (13 )
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THE BUSH AX CUT!--(DOUBLE-HEADED AXE?) CALIF V. BUFFETT ($52,000,000,000 E&O) - (41 Reads)
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Warren Buffet 's Wife Latest Victim Of #3 Cause Of Death in US? - (133 Reads)
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Warren Buffet 's Wife Heart-Attacked In Carlysle Group Hospital In Colo? - (289 Reads)
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Mitre Corp., Warren Buffet , Global Hawk + September 11, 2001 - (8513 Reads)
https://members.surfeu.fi/11syyskuu/119.htm Loppupäivän presidentti käytti sukkuloiden paikasta toiseen Air Force One -koneellaan, selittäen pelänneensä olevansa itse terroristien kohde.

Myöhemmin samana päivänä hän lensi Yhdysvaltojen strategiseen komentokeskukseen Offut Air Force Base Omahan osavaltiossa.

Sattumoisin Offutin tukikohdassa juuri silloin oli myös maailman toiseksi rikkain mies Warren Buffet pitämässä "hyväntekeväisyystilaisuutta" kuuluisuuksien ja yritysjohtajien kanssa.

Yksi näistä yritysjohtajista oli Ann Tatlock Fiduciary Trust Co. International -yhtiön toimitusjohtaja, jonka toimistoon WTC-2:ssa väitetty lento 175 iskeytyi. Melkoinen yhteensattuma. ( Killtown )
https://members.surfeu.fi/11syyskuu/119.htm Ainakin kolmen lennon matkustajaluetteloista on löytynyt Global Hawk kauko-ohjattavan suihkukoneen kehittelystä vastaavan Rayethon-yhtiön työntekijöitä.

Lennolla 77 oli Rayethon in elektronisen sodankäynnin ohjelmistokehittelyn johtaja Stanley Hall.
Lennolla 11 Rayethonin sähköjärjestelmien varapresidentti Peter Gay, vanhempi laaduntarkkailuinsinööri Kenneth Waldie ja vanhempi mekaanisen puolen insinööri David Kovalcin.

Kaikilla kolmella on työnsä puolesta kytkentä Global Hawkiin.
Lennolla 175 oli mukana Herbert Homer, puolustusministeriössä työskentelevä yritysjohtaja. (Tarkkaa kytkentää Rayethoniin ei ilmoiteta). Carl Hammond oli Mitre Corporationin työntekijä.

Yhtiö oli mukana kehittämässä Global Hawk konetta.

Mitren johtaja on maailman toiseksi rikkain mies Warren Buffet , jolla on muitakin kytkentöjä terrori-iskuihin . memes.org
26.Feb.2006The democratic political leader factory Is Arnold the running man?

The Scotsman - Wed 25.Sep.2002

Schwarzenegger flanked by Warren Buffet, left + Lord Rothschild, at stately Waddesdon Manor.

But has the actor set his sights on a house of a whiter hue? https://www.news.scotsman.com/topics.cfm?tid=869&id=1063282002
26.Feb.2006 https://calpundit.com/archives/003424.html

All I know about economics is that when Clinton was president I had a job. Posted by: dryListener at March 6, 2004 11:00 AM |
26.Feb.2006 https://calpundit.com/archives/003424.html

Warren Buffet says corporate taxes should be raised.

Now I dont know who warren Buffet is but he's a mega billionair +

if HE says corporate taexs should go up I sit up + take notice,shouldnt everyone?

Posted by: smalfish at March 6, 2004 11:19 AM |
26.Feb.2006 https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/0,1518,366675,00.html Emotionale Defizite
Der Neurologe Antoine Bechara, einer der an der Studie beteiligten Professoren, zieht noch einen weiteren, gewagteren Rückschluss:

Auf Dauer erfolgreiche Investoren - wie der US-Milliardär Warren Buffet - hätten sich das besagte emotionale Defizit womöglich nachträglich antrainiert.

Sie wüssten, wie sie die lästigen Gefühlsschwellen einfach ignorierten.

"Es ist gut möglich, dass Menschen, die hohe Risiken eingehen, eine Art funktionelle Persönlichkeitsstörung besitzen", sagte er dem "Wall Street Journal".

"Gute Investoren können lernen, ihre Emotionen zu kontrollieren."

Kurzum: Sie schalten einfach die dafür zuständige Ecke ihres Gehirns ab.
Das alles ist natürlich Theorie.

Angst und Gier sind bekanntlich immer schon treibende Kräfte der Börse gewesen.

Und "vernüftige Angst" agiert auch im Leben jenseits der Wall Street oft als Schutzfaktor vor Gefahren und Risiken - ein uraltes "Überlebenskonzept", wie die Autoren einräumen.
Das Fehlen jeder Angst sei deshalb kein durchweg positiver Faktor, auch bei Finanzfragen nicht.

So hätten die meisten der gefühlslosen, angstfreien Versuchspersonen trotz besserer Wett-Chancen im Privatleben finanzielle Schwierigkeiten:

Drei Viertel seien mindestens schon einmal Pleite gegangen.
26.Feb.2006 https://www.gamersnook.com/blog/hopeisfled/000894.html

08.May 2003 02:09 AM Hey Billmon!

How about looking into the heat Warren Buffett is taking for being "a traitor to his class." He's doing something right if Rush is blathering about him.
08.May 2003 01:55 PM
ojsbuddy -

thanks for posting the Buffett link - So, that's what has Rush on a new warpath.

Wonder if he's noticed it would take an awful lot of GWB's millionaires to equal the worth of Buffett.
Many people + business want to operate just like Buffett, but without the thorough up front analysis, not selecting highly qualified people + letting them run operations without intervention from headquarters +

not making decisions for the long-term.

And I'm sure he doesn't make his managers spend weeks every year filling out 57 column, business planning, template worksheets that are then rejected because income projections are too low.

Posted by: Marie at08.May 2003

Wage Slave, Here's something I blogged about Buffett if you're interested. Posted by: MattS at 08.May 2003 07:01 PM

Off the top of my head, I can't think of a funnier scenario than anyone in the entire Bush cabal trying to take on Warren Buffett on economic matters.

Buffett has an astonishing lifetime track record of making things grow, Bush manages to kill about whatever he touches.
Buffet link
2006He invades a country and throws it to the wolves and doesn't bat an eye; but he wont let you see his records. Somewhere in there is a vile thing.

Posted by Deep dark at May 8, 2003 01:17
26.Feb.2006 What has he got to hide?

He gives Ashcroft the right to pry into everyone else's life down the the smell of their socks, but he locks away every paper he ever signed as Governor of Texas + every document detailing his participation in Harken + other businesses.
26.Feb.2006 But what I do get is that there are some things he really doesn't want anyone to know about and they are locked away in pappy's library, he is changing the right to open presidential documents so you, the people, wont ever find out what he has done. That's where the keys are.
26.Feb.2006 Why is that?
26.Feb.2006 But the Shrub does so much stuff in the public domain that should be a valid target and yet it is not. He lies about everything, he invades countries, lays waste the land, the economy and the constitution in the full light of day and nothing happens.
26.Feb.2006 [How come Dems go for sex and Repugs go for money? Dissertation waiting here.]
04. November 2004
Warren Buffet vom Hurrikan gebeutelt

Enron America:

Headed for disaster

by Prisoner50X, Unknown News https://www.unknownnews.net/00scrawled040803.html
Voices from long ago : The US is now very much like a corporation.

An Enron-style corporation.

And not just because of the bogus balance sheet accounting + fraud, but because we have people on the inside called "Congress"

who serve as mid-level managers

who are silent bystanders, unwilling to make the sacrifices needed to fix things.

The actual Federal employees are just low-level corporate employees with little say in policy +

they also are unwilling to rock the boat.

They all know it is fucked and probably headed for disaster.

Swanson likes Warren Buffett's big bet
Investor’s View Magazine Revealed: in

00.000.2002 Warren Buffet purchased $600 million worth of "puts" (he bought the option/rights,

but not the obligation, to sell the S&P 500 index;

said options have an expiration date and become worthless after that date if not exercised.)
Other educational stuff pertaining to the US $.

Some persons are hedging their bets against the $ because of the idea that the next administration/criminal syndicate controlling the US government will implement fiscal austerity measures

to rein in the budget deficit -- and that they will attempt to reduce the trade deficit.

That may well be true, but if the US $ remains at the current level, *those* outsource jobs + offshore manufacturing plants are not coming back here, especially given high energy prices.

Also, there is no indication that the US Regime will reduce foreign military adventurism - or that their policies will reduce overall levels of hostility,

thus ensuring that we will continue to bleed money at an alarming rate (and enrich FOB/FOK.)
It gets better.

Many of you may have heard by now that the man Schwarzenegger brought on as top economic advisor - billionaire Warren Buffet -

has suggested getting rid of Prop 13, which - for those of you unfamiliar with it - holds property tax increases to a minimal one %.

Warren wants to raise them - something Californians - especially Republicans - would revolt against.

And then there is the matter brought up by Terry Neal of The Washington Post, about Arnold's position on the board of a group called U.S. English,

an extremist, anti-immigrant group that uses making English the nation's only language

as a front to promote a hateful, racist, immigrant-bashing agenda.

So, what does Arnold have to say about these things?

In general, he says, nothing.
27.Aug.2003 26.Feb.2006

Publicly, there are calls for McClintock and Ueberroth to drop out. In private, the murmurs are beginning to appear that Arnold should exit – McClintock seems to be more formidable and the base is better able to get fired up about him. The talk by Warren Buffet of raising property taxes has played a definite role in this, but more tangibly it is Arnold’s inability or refusal to date to talk more than base level rhetoric about any issue. California Republicans care about the issues deeply + as much as they want Davis out, they want to make sure they are getting someone better for them in there.

The segment of Republicans who think the recall is, “BS,” as several have told us, will still vote for it.

These people were the first to criticize the looting after the (1991 LA) riots,” said one Democratic activist.

But it seems they are not so different themselves.
00.Oct.1997 The following article appeared in issue 6.4 () of
Lumpen , Chicago's magazine for the disenchanted proletariat.
BRIAN GOES DOWN Earl Brian's role in the PROMIS theft was spelled out explicitly by Inslaw lawyer Elliot Richardson, another Watergate figure in the New York Times in 1992..

Richardson was the attorney general who actually stood up to Richard Nixon's corruption during the Saturday Night massacre.

Brian sued over the New York Times article and lost.

Richardson had written the article to encourage investigation of the case, but Brian used the opportunity to start a nusiance libel suit.

29.Nov.1995 the New York Court of Appeals dismissed Brian's claim + declared that Richardson's assertions came under free speech protections.

Although never prosecuted over the PROMIS allegations,

Brian survived only one more year after the libel suit before other past shady deals began to catch up with him.

00.Oct.1996 a California jury convicted him of Federal bank fraud, conspiracy and lying to auditors.

Prosecutors charged that Brian had drafted false documents to conceal the losses of the Financial New Network + United Press International,

for whom he served as chief executive, in order to obtain $70 million in bank loans for his other concern, a biotechnology firm Infotechnology.


22.Nov.1963 -on assassination day-Interestingly, the pattern of financial impropriety in the case was identical to one that happened.

Someone named Tony DeAngelis misrepresented his holdings of thosuands of tons of salad oil with faked American Express warehouse receipts in order to get bank loans.

Exposure of the fraud was the top news story in the New Tork Times editions that came out before the assassination on that date.

Many people profiteered from the short-selling spree on the markets consequent to that + news of JFK's murder,

including American Express magnate Warren Buffet +

a transnational entity called Bunge Corporation,

known in the financial literature of the time as The Octopus.

In a classic work on the JFK assassination, Were We Controlled,

psuedonymous author Lincoln Lawrence argues that DeAngeles, Ruby and Oswald were all mind-controlled in their actions on that day.

(Adventures Unlimited Press is reprinting this book with annotations, bibliography, photographs and index by Kenn Thomas. Write to POB 74, Kempton, IL 60946.)

Add to that the fact that Earl Brian at one time was a brain surgeon +

the other Watergate-Inslaw connection, E. Howard Hunt, who had a phone relationship with Casolaro,

has also been connected to mind control operations + the story takes some extremely interesting speculative turns.
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00.000.1969 -Some readers may be familiar with the U.S. Supreme Court case " Tinker v. Des Moines".. established that public school students + teachers do not " shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate ". I was a plaintiff in that case.
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https://www.rense.com/general69/tyr.htm Cheney fully understands the suffering that deficits produce.

Now, he wants to continue that misery as a permanent function of government.


Is it really so important to reward the "fortunate 1%" that the administration would risk the economic well-being + solvency of the nation?


what is the relationship between the ocean of debt produced by the Bush team + their strengthening of police-state apparatus


unlimited spying on Americans,

the NSS (Bush's new Secret Police),

the uniform Federal ID program,

the Patriot Act +

Halliburton's $385 million contract from Homeland Security to construct new detention + processing facilities VULGO : LABORCAMPS - within the USA?

Is the ascendancy of the police-state intended to balance the catastrophic effects of

economic destruction?


do the new instruments of repression


the "political turmoil"

(Warren Buffet's words) that naturally results from financial collapse?

The Bush master-plan is no different than the economic shock-therapy the USA has directed at the third world for decades.

The strategy is simple and straightforward, but virtually foolproof in achieving its objectives;

the crushing of the middle class and the subsequent shifting of the nation's wealth to the "oligarchy of racketeers" who run the system.

The levers of power have all been faithfully assembled by Bush operatives, while America's $3 trillion trade deficit looms overhead like the sword of Damocles.

As the underpinnings of economic wellbeing continue to deteriorate;

causing further job-flight + credit spending + soaring energy prices;

the power-brokers at the head-of-state

calmly arrange the instruments of repression

they'll need to maintain order.

Did we really imagine

the chickens

would never come home to roost?
Prophecy likewise speaks of such a beastly cabal that overthrow the freedom of all lands, countries + peoples.

It is that evil collusion of wealth, power and intelligentsia bent on self interest that has brought the downfall of previous civilizations +

which will likewise bring the demise of ours if we continue in our present course.

The country recently watched as Arnold Schwarzenegger won a historic election in California.

The prominent heavy weight economic advisors by his side that helped promote public confidence in his campaign was Warren Buffett.

The precedence in history of wealth buying politics for control and expansion of power + gain at the expense of the freedom of the people is too clear to deny as a possible contemporary reality as well.

Why was Warren Buffett, a civilian, hosting a pre-planned non-publicized charity event at a military center -- the very center where Bush was taken -- and where Tatlock arrived?

Buffet is reportedly not famous for charity work, but has somewhat the opposite reputation among his peers.

One must ask who the others of Buffett's financial prowess were in attendance at SAC on that day of the collapse of the World Trade Centers. Did they meet with President Bush. What was the nature of their conversation?

A detailed report of President Bush's day on 11.Sep.2001 speak of this incidental meeting of Buffet earlier that day,

but say "it's unknown if any of these people were still at Offutt by the time Bush arrived in the afternoon." (cooperativeresearch.net; San Francisco Business Times, 2/1/02;

Forbes 10/15/01;

Wall Street Journal 9/12/01.)

Published news reports of Bush's activities at Offutt mention several government individuals who were present with him + mention that there were "others" as well.

(ABC News, 11.Sep.2002 ,

Telegraph, 16.Dec.2001 ,

Washington Times, 08.Oct.2002 .)

The foreplanned meeting there of at least two of these players of such global prestige, one of which would be most profoundly effected by the attack, is too striking to dismiss as sheer coincidence.

The likelihood of conspiracy or complicity is too high to ignore.

It must be investigated at length.
? "Earlier Thursday, FBI Special Agent William Crowley said investigators could not rule out that a second plane was nearby during the crash.

He later said he had misspoken.

He dismissed rumors that a U.S. military jet had intercepted the plane before it could strike a target in Washington, D.C.

In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, President Bush's nominee for chairman of the joint chiefs of staff rejected rumors that the military had shot down the hijacked plane.
"The armed forces did not shoot down any aircraft," Air Force Gen. Richard Myers said." -The Bergen Record (9/14/01)
For more about the mystery surrounding Flight 93, see "Was Flight 93 shot down?"
Mr. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. also has a subsidiary company called FlightSafety International Inc., a flight training school ...
? BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC. Subsidiary Companies: FlightSafety
? FlightSafety International Inc.
"FlightSafety International is the world's largest provider of aviation services, training over 65,000 pilots annually at 42 Learning Centers in the U.S., Canada, France + the U.K."
Flight Safety was also selected by Raytheon as its subcontractor providing the Ground Based Training System for the Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS) used by the US Air Force and navy for primary pilot training.
FlightSafety International Inc. is reported to have trained one of the alleged 9/11 hijackers...Webfairy
Warren Buffet : 911
Sat Oct 11 12:10:39 2003


America is ripe for a revolution at the ballot, as California has shown us -- except this time without Warren Buffet at its side.

See also HIGH TREASON: Bush' Complicit Role in 911 Attack - index

911 Conspiracy - General index Warren Buffett is Schwartznegger's economic advisor -

Google news engine. "Sterling D. Allan" in the news - yields null results because this kind of news is taboo for the mainline press which is controlled by the establishment.
https://www.trytolive.com/home.htm cor199
https://www.trytolive.com/cor349.htm William A. Brandt, Jr., has offices in Los Angeles. [See part two of this series as to him.]

Yes, it would simplify our understanding of the matter if we could, in L.A., find a reputed mob gold smelting outfit of which Brandt could somehow in Bankruptcy , be in charge of as the new CEO.

Wells Fargo, with the aid of CIA darling Warren Buffet, can continue, without difficulty, doing their covert operations money laundering for the American CIA.

Does anyone dare ask Warren Buffet, as a major purported sto ckholder of Wells Fargo, if HE knows anything about the spy agency + the funding of political assassinations?

What mass media reporter could pin down Buffet with such a question + still have a job + be employable within the monopoly press?
Can the Vatican, which retains an interest in Bank America, jointly with the Yakuza, dare remedy anything?

After all, look what happened to Pope John Paul THE FIRST, croaked after only 33 days in office. ["In God's Name" by David Yallop, 1983.

00.000.1981 And John Paul II. survived an attempted assassination,to remind him not to mess with such matters.]

Some useful related matter can be seen on https://www.defraudingamerica.com/ It is a website of a very well-informed crusader againsst corruption, Rodney Stich.
https://www.trytolive.com/cor349.htm The U.S. Attorney as he is called in his official title, had failed, for years + years, to take any remedial action as to this.

Supposedly, under the rules and procedures of his office, it was entirely "within his discretion",

whether to proceed or not to have somebody indicted on federal criminal charges.

So he just filed away all this data in his head office.

He had a hang up. One of many.

His immediate family member was a culprit, most likely subject to federal criminal prosecution, in the dirty business of the "California Bankruptcy Club".

And moreover, the prosecutor came out of certain law firms and law circles up to their eyeballs in the same rackets.
Another problem was the heavy hitters in finance.

The records + witness statements showed

the illicit funds skimmed off of the California U.S. Bankruptcy Courts,

were going offshore,

through secret accounts in California banks.

One such named was Well s Fargo.

But they also funneled clandestine funds for the whole Pacific Basin covert operations of the American CIA.

And a major owner of Wells Fargo is Warren Buffet, the Omaha poobah who claims he became a billionaire from properly operating a local furniture store.

For sarcastic reasons, we prefer to pronounce his name as BUFFAY. We are not the only ones who suspect his fortune is based in part on CIA operations + even, reportedly, dope trafficking on a big scale.

[See our extensive series "Coca -Cola, CIA + the Courts".

Warren Buffet is a major Coke stockholder + has been a Board member.]
26.Feb.2006 American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations - Read about
union shareholder proposals.

Visit the AFL-CIO Executive PayWatch site for details on corporate pay and campaign action tools.

Find publications and other tools for pension fund fiduciaries.

The Corporate Library offers research + critical thinking about corporate governance + the relationship between company management + board s + shareholder s.

The Investor Responsibility Research Center provides research on corporate governance, shareholding and other social issues worldwide. Updated:

27.Mar.2003 https://www.aflcio.org/issuespolitics/pensionsavings/ns03272003.cfm
Workers Benefit with the Power of Pension Funds

25.Mar.2003 -Also on- the AFL-CIO kicked off a

vote no” campaign to remove from the board of Lockheed Martin Corp.,

its nominating committee chairman +

a former top Lockheed Martin executive, Norman Augustine +

Frank Savage, a former Enron Corp. director.

The Lockheed Martin board has renominated Savage for a board seat

even though reports by both Enron’s own board +

a Senate subcommittee investigation

offer a clear, strong case against individual Enron directors

serving on other corporate boards.

(Last year at Lockheed Martin,

the AFL-CIO organized a campaign against Savage that garnered a record 28 % “no” vote.)

In addition to mobilizing campaigns against management proposals, shareholder activists continue to put forward their own proposals,

which are advisories to board members responsible for protecting shareholder interests.

Union and union-sponsored pension funds historically have been the biggest sponsors of corporate governance reform shareholder proposals.

For the 2003 proxy-voting season, these funds have introduced hundreds of proposals, nearly double their activity last year—and already have made big wins.

(To help pension fund trustees fulfill their fiduciary obligations in voting on proposals, the AFL-CIO has made public its updated Proxy Voting Guidelines.)

The majority of union-sponsored proposals this year focuses on excessive executive compensation—including salary, stock options and pensions—

because such remuneration dilutes value for shareholders and shields executives from the financial risks they ask shareholders and workers to take. (On

14.Apr.2003 the AFL-CIO will launch an updated Executive PayWatch website.)

Renowned Wall Street investor Warren Buffet recently called reining in executive pay “the acid test of reform.”

Says AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Trumka,

While workers have watched their retirement savings dissolved by corporate scandals,

many executives have negotiated extra pay and pension benefits.”

In response to shareholder proposals sponsored by the AFL-CIO, General Electric Co. (GE) + Coca-Cola Co. agreed in February to phase out sumptuous salary and pension benefits for top executives.
[In the words of Warren Buffet, "we are paid to wait"

28.Oct.2005 Cover Stories: Alwaleed: Businessman Billionaire Prince; Caroline Michel; Index on Censorship

Questions were asked last week about a series of full-page broadsheet advertisements promoting a biography of Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud, the American-educated nephew of the late Saudi King Fahd,

who is rumoured to give away more than $100m a year.

Indeed, Americans like to think of him as "the Saudi Warren Buffet", the multimillionaire investor who last week sold his memoirs for $7m.

Alwaleed: Businessman Billionaire Prince , an authorised life by Riz Khan, is published by HarperCollins in what cynics were suggesting might be a so-called vanity deal.

It's not clear whether the Prince is a business associate of Rupert Murdoch, whose News Corp owns HarperCollins.

Given his great wealth - the Prince is among Forbes' top five of the world's wealthiest - any advance would be neither here nor there.

For a Saudi prince, he is notably enlightened:

he hired the first female airline pilot in Saudi Arabia, where women still cannot legally drive a car.
Howard's Children : How endemic Tory Cronyism is Destroying Australia ... had Financial Services is now a spindoctor for Frank Lowy's Westfield group. ...

Grahame Morris: John Howard's original chief of staff is now a director ... expage.com/jobsfortheboys

australian policy online Murdoch sold his two channel Tens to Frank Lowy + used the money to buy ... quick to publicly embrace John Howard as a good prospective prime minister. www.apo.org.au/webboard/results.chtml?filename_num=65255
26.Feb.2006 The Guardian ... (RBA) last Friday even as Prime Minister John Howard was still standing by "his man". ... Frank Lowy — chairman: Westfield Holdings, Lowy Institute for ... www.cpa.org.au/garchve05/1256gerard.html

y The Guardian Then there is poor Frank Lowy at $3.5 billion who started off in ... John Howard has been good to him.

The increase in first homeowners" grants from $7000 ... www.cpa.org.au/garchve4/1047edit.html

Development @ the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Australian Prime Minister John Howard + Frank Lowy , chairman of the Westfield Group, are to be honored by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for ... www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=awards.item&news_id=136455
Political Corrections with Mungo MacCallum - The Northern Rivers ... + in particular John Howard's devotion to George Bush + the American ... a think tank set up by Howard's personal friend businessman Frank Lowy , .. www.echonews.com/1114/politics.html
Australian corporate executives rake in millions Frank Lowy , chairman of multi-million $ property firm Westfield, was entitled ... is a strident supporter of Prime Minister John Howard ’s new draconian ...

Australia: New laws to disenfranchise voters and boost corporate ... handed to Prime Minister John Howard ’s Liberal Party by Lord Michael ... retail mall tycoon Frank Lowy ($175000) and defence contractor Tenix ($117000). ... www.wsws.org/articles/2006/feb2006/elec-f10.shtml
Address at the Opening of the Lowy Institute of International ... THE HON JOHN HOWARD MP ADDRESS AT THE OPENING OF THE LOWY INSTITUTE OF ... to pay tribute to Frank Lowy for everything that he has contributed as a ... www.pm.gov.au/News/speeches/speech1292.html

Press Conference Parliament House, Canberra THE HON JOHN HOWARD MP PRESS CONFERENCE, PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA ... and I think of amongst many others of people like Frank Lowy and Rupert Murdoch,

Howard's elite - the official list - OpinionWebDiaryArchive2003 ... John Howard chose the guests for George + its mix + make-up perfectly ... Westfield billionaire Frank Lowy , Steve Waugh + former Liberal Treasurer Ron ... www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/10/27/1067233100397.html
ZDF.de - Australien fährt zur WM Premierminister: John Howard Landessprache: Englisch Fußball Gründungsjahr des nationalen Verbandes FFA: 1961 Verbands-Präsident: Frank Lowy ...



00.000.1952 Frank Lowy came to our shores . Behind him lay a childhood darkened by ... www.chinaembassy.org.au/eng/xw/t190220.htm
AM - John Howard receives America's Woodrow Wilson Award ... Australian Prime Minister John Howard + the Australian businessman Frank Lowy . ...

FRANK LOWY : I am + will always be deeply grateful to Australia, ... www.abc.net.au/am/content/2005/s1443930.htm
Civil Reactors to Replenish U.S. Tritium Supply

In a departure from the long-standing U.S. tradition of separating civilian + military nuclear reactors,

22.Dec. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) had reached an agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to produce tritium for U.S. nuclear weapons in TVA's civilian light-water reactors at the Watts Bar nuclear plant near Knoxville. Production is currently scheduled to begin in 2003.
Producing tritium in civilian power reactors could have unintended consequences for U.S. arms control + non-proliferation efforts,

potentially undercutting the policy of encouraging other states to not use civil reactors for military purposes.
23.Mar.1989 What has been called "the most enormous conflict in basic science of the 20th century" began.
25.Feb.2006 UAE gave $1 million to Bush library

A sheik from the United Arab Emirates contributed at least $1 million to the Bush Library Foundation, which established the George Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University in College Station.
I am shocked, shocked!

25.Feb.2006 Watchdog Group Questions 2004 Fla. Vote

An examination of Palm Beach County's electronic voting machine records from the 2004 election found possible tampering + tens of thousands of malfunctions + errors, a watchdog group said Thursday.
Frankfurt - Seit dem Nachmittag war die Polizei mit mehreren hundert Leuten im Einsatz, um eine angemeldete Demonstration zu begleiten und Krawalle wie im Vorjahr zu vermeiden.

Rund 400 Gegner des Opernballs hatten sich in der Innenstadt zu einer Demonstration unter dem Motto "Luxus für alle - gegen innere Aufrüstung und Sozialabbau" versammelt.

Nach Angaben der Polizei haben einige Randalierer nach dem Ende der Kundgebung in der City Autos beschädigt, Fensterscheiben eingeworfen + Mülltonnen in Brand gesteckt.

Mehrere Demonstranten seien festgenommen worden.
Nordirland: Verletzte und Festnahmen bei Protesten in Dublin
25.Feb.2006 L'Amérique veut faire peur au monde """ voxnr.com .. initiée par le Strategic Command, responsable de l'arsenal ... du Vietnam, cette " théorie du fou " fut également ... en pétrole, un Iran puissance nucléaire dérangerait fortement ... www.voxnr.com/cc/etranger/EEkAkAAyEEmojthzIF.shtml
Dave Lindorff: Useless Democrats: The past few weeks have amply demonstrated why the Democratic Party is headed for history's scrap heap
25.Feb.2006 Emergency order unsettles press :President Gloria Arroyo's declaration of a state of emergency in the Philippines gets a worried response in the country's newspapers

Ford Motor charged as accomplice in Argentina’s “dirty war”: Ford Motor Company has been charged in an Argentine court with playing a direct part in the illegal detention, torture + “disappearances” of its own workers under the dictatorship that ruled the South American country from 00.000.1976-00.000.1983 .
25.Feb.2006 Arms dealer is freed after FBI refuses to disclose key evidence : A BRITISH arms dealer walked free from the Old Bailey

yesterday after a multimillion-pound terrorist trial collapsed when FBI agents refused to reveal vital information about their “sting” operation to capture an arsenal of weapons.

Mike Kress: 9-11: Can the Truth Set Us Free?:

9/11 is the excuse for every military operation + diminishment of our Constitutional freedoms during the last four + a half years.

It’s the trump card that the Bush administration wields to stop all argument + to stifle all dissent.

9/11 is the psychological sledgehammer that allows them to rule like a monarchy.

In case you missed it: 9/11 :Pentagon Mass Casualty Exercise : The information is reproduced from a U.S. Military web site.

03.Nov.2000 The article is dated -some 10 months prior to the attack on the Pentagon of 11.Sep.2001 .
Palestinian prime minister : If Israel withdraws to 00.000.1967 borders, we'll establish peace in stages

US to maintain aid to Palestinians: A senior US diplomat says the USA will continue to give humanitarian aid to ease the plight of the Palestinians despite Hamas's victory in elections.
25.Feb.2006 Blame the Iraqi's : William F. Buckley: It Didn’t Work: "I can tell you the main reason behind all our woes — it is America."

The New York Times reporter is quoting the complaint of a clothing merchant in a Sunni stronghold in Iraq.

"Everything that is going on between Sunni + Shiites, the troublemaker in the middle is America."

25.Feb.2006 Pimping a war? Bombing Iran's nuclear installations: It could be done in one night

25.Feb.2006 Iranian advisor: We'll strike Dimona in response to U.S. attack : If the USA launches an attack on Iran, the Islamic republic will retaliate with a military strike on Israel's main nuclear facility.

25.Feb.2006 25.Feb.2006 Mike Whitney : Whose Bombs were they? : Is the Bush administration inciting civil war as part of an exit strategy?
25.Feb.2006 Looking for troubles -By Simon Hattenstone - Moazzam Begg wanted to help his fellow Muslims - in Bosnia, Chechnya, Afghanistan.

In the eyes of the CIA + MI5, that made him an enemy combatant. Continued
Gewaltwelle im Irak: Politiker bemühen sich um stabile Regierung
Als Schutz vor Übernahme: Frankreich plant Fusion der Energieriesen
Vogelgrippe: Hubschrauber suchen nach Tierkadavern
Angst vor Bürgerkrieg: Iraks Regierung erwägt Einsatz von Panzern
H5N1-Erreger: Vogelgrippe erreicht Brandenburg

25.Feb.2006 Seuchenausbreitung: Vogelgrippe auch in Brandenburg ausgebrochen
Ausnahmezustand: Philippinische Polizei geht gegen Oppositionelle vor
Digitale Kriminalistik: Stadtpläne des Verbrechens
Heute in den Feuilletons: Politik der Folter
Vogelgrippe am Bodensee: Ente hatte für Menschen gefährliches Virus
From Murdoch's New York Post: "Al Qaeda warned the government of the United Arab Emirates more than three years ago that it 'infiltrated' key government agencies, according to a disturbing document released by the U.S. military." Bush is Our Manchurian Candidate, Betraying America for a Pound of Gold and a Barrel of Oil.
"Evolution is Just a Theory" Pin, By Award Winning Cartoonist Pat Bagley, Designer of the BuzzFlash Bestselling "Clueless George Goes to War" Pin
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Let?s Outsource the Secret Service to the UAE 2/26
Baghdad crackdown forbids driving in the city and suburbs as freedom fails to flourish 2/26
Homeland Security objected to the ports deal, but profit won out over national security 2/26
Paul Bremer's new book reveals he ranked loyalty above doing his job right, NYT review finds. But reviewer makes bizarre remark that Iraq democracy is "coming into bloom." Oh. 2/26
Ricin found at U. of Texas dorm 2/26
The latest Diebold voting cover-up is in Alaska, where a request for records was turned down as a "security risk." That's right, democracy is now a security risk. 2/26
William F. Buckley, godfather of the conservative movement calls for "acknowledgment of defeat" in Iraq: "One can't doubt that the American objective in Iraq Has Failed"

25.Feb.2006 http://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ Dang it, where is my copy of
Wag the Dog when I so desperately need a good escape to reality?Permalink
25.Feb.2006 http://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ Senator Jay Rockefeller, ranking Democrat of the Senate Intelligence Committee, sent
a letter last week to John Negroponte, Director of National Intelligence, about these highly questionable practices, expressly as they pertain to Woodward + wondered if national security might have been compromised as a result.

Waas quotes Michael Sheuer, former head of the bin Laden unit at the CIA, who says that Woodward’s disclosures absolutely did, in fact, provide “aid and comfort to the enemy.”
https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/As Iraq's slo-mo civil war sped up, Human Events editor Terry Jeffrey offered this observation to CNN:

"I think actually these attacks on Shia shrines can be attributed to the potential success of the Bush strategy."
Words fail. No response is possible. And there was silence in Heaven for the space of half an hour.

25.Feb. 2006 https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft Berkshire Hathaway, das Unternehmen des legendären Milliardärs Warren Buffet, verlor rund 816 Millionen $ ans Schlechtwetter.
The Militarization of Space + 9-11 Agent Smiley ISR stands for
Intelligence, Surveillance + Reconnaissance.

This article establishes the very close link, in a defense publication, of several outfits that were instrumental in the execution of Operation Two Towers (9-11).

They include USSTRATCOM (U.S. Strategic Command), the NGIS (National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, formerly NIMA - National Imagery and Mapping Agency) + the NRO (National Reconnaissance Office). In a nutshell: the NRO launched a satellite on September 5, 2001 - six days before several U.S. intelligence agencies were engaged in an "exercise" that exactly simulated the events of that fateful day - the NGIS, formerly NIMA, got a new director one month prior to that day from the extremely corrupt Booz, Allen + Hamilton - and USSTRATCOM is where Warren Buffet sat with some of his favorite CEO's from the WTC on 9-11 (Buffet heads Mitre Corporation, one of the prime explorers of remote control aerospace technology).
16.Sep.2001 The following is snipped from Microcom's Space Newsfeed (): "The devastating terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, New York + the Pentagon have shocked + horrified us all.

The attacks also caused disruption for satellite + space companies across the USA." ~snip~
The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) is reported to have allocated new tasks to the fleet of spy satellites it controls."

ISR stands for Intelligence, Surveillance + Reconnaissance.

This article establishes the very close link, in a defense publication, of several outfits that were instrumental in the execution of Operation Two Towers (9-11).

They include USSTRATCOM (U.S. Strategic Command), the NGIS (National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, formerly NIMA - National Imagery and Mapping Agency) + the NRO (National Reconnaissance Office).

In a nutshell:

05.Sep.2001 the NRO launched a satellite on - six days before several U.S. intelligence agencies were engaged in an "exercise" that exactly simulated the events of that fateful day -

the NGIS, formerly NIMA,

got a new director one month prior to that day from the extremely corrupt Booz, Allen + Hamilton - +

USSTRATCOM is where Warren Buffet sat with some of his favorite CEO's from the WTC on 9-11

(Buffet heads Mitre Corporation, one of the prime explorers of remote control aerospace technology).
For more, including the above text chock full of relevant hyperlinks, see:
Reconnaissance Office Transforms Space ISR

25.Feb.2006 portland imc - newswire archive.htm How to hide a crime in plain sight

2004 Ig Nobel Prize Winners Daniel Simons of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Christopher Chabris of Harvard University make it all clear.

Make people focus on certain harmless details and they will miss the large, important(incriminating) stuff. read more >>
Agent Smiley 06.10.2004 07:29
The Militarization of Space and 9-11
ISR stands for Intelligence, Surveillance + Reconnaissance.

This article establishes the very close link, in a defense publication, of several outfits that were instrumental in the execution of Operation Two Towers (9-11).

They include USSTRATCOM (U.S. Strategic Command), the NGIS (National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, formerly NIMA - National Imagery and Mapping Agency) + the NRO (National Reconnaissance Office).

In a nutshell:

the NRO launched a satellite on September 5, 2001 - six days before several U.S. intelligence agencies were engaged in an "exercise" that exactly simulated the events of that fateful day -

the NGIS, formerly NIMA, got a new director one month prior to that day from the extremely corrupt Booz, Allen + Hamilton - and USSTRATCOM is where Warren Buffet sat with some of his favorite CEO's from the WTC on 9-11 (Buffet heads Mitre Corporation, one of the prime explorers of remote control aerospace technology).
02.Jan.2006 Zitat des Tages: Es gibt nichts "Schlimmeres" als aktive Ignoranz. Goethe


Die Konsequenzen sind erschütternd. Die sogenannte internationale Gemeinschaft hat die Möglichkeit eines nuklearen Holocaust akzeptiert. Diejenigen, die entscheiden, sind von ihrer eigenen Kriegspropaganda geblendet. Zu Luftangriffen mit taktischen Kernwaffen gibt es einen politischen Konsens in Westeuropa und Nordamerika, ohne die verheerenden Folgen in Betracht zu ziehen. Dieses profitorientierte militärische Abenteuer bedroht letztlich die Zukunft der Menschheit.
Was in den nächsten Monaten notwendig ist, ist ein umfassender nationaler und internationaler Vorstoss, der das Kartell des Schweigens durchbricht, der die Gefahren benennt, der dieses Kriegsprojekt ins Zentrum der politischen Debatte und der Aufmerksamkeit der Medien auf allen Ebenen rückt, der die politischen und militärischen Führer herausfordert und sie zu einer deutlichen Haltung gegen den von den USA geförderten Atomkrieg zwingt.

Was letztlich notwendig ist, sind umfassende internationale Sanktionen gegen die USA und Israel.

Quelle: www.globalresearch.ca vom 3.1.2006
Die Tatsache, dass diese «chirurgischen Schläge» mit konventionellen und nuklearen Waffen durchgeführt würden, ist kein Diskussionsthema. Nach einer Entscheidung des Senats im Jahr 2003 wird die neue Generation von taktischen Atomwaffen oder «low yield mini-nukes» mit einer Explosionskraft von bis zu 6 Hiroshima-Atombomben jetzt als «sicher für Zivilisten» betrachtet, weil die Explosion unterirdisch stattfindet.
Mit einer Propagandakampagne, die sich die Unterstützung von «massgebenden» Nuklearwissenschaftern gesichert hat, werden die «mini-nukes» als ein Instrument des Friedens statt des Krieges präsentiert. Die «low yield nukes» wurden für den «Gebrauch auf dem Schlachtfeld» freigegeben. Sie sind dafür vorgesehen, im nächsten Stadium des amerikanischen «Krieges gegen den Terrorismus» neben konventionellen Waffen eingesetzt zu werden.


Im November führte das US-Strategic Command eine wichtige Übung für einen «globalen Militärschlagplan» durch, der «Global Lightening» genannt wurde. Diese beinhaltete einen simulierten Angriff mit konventionellen und atomaren Waffen gegen einen «fiktiven Feind».
Nach der «Global Lightening»-Übung gab das US-Strategic Command einen fortgeschrittenen Bereitschaftszustand bekannt (vgl. unsere Analyse weiter unten). Während asiatische Presseberichte angaben, der «fiktive Feind» bei der «Global Lightening»-Übung sei Nord-Korea, legt die Zeitwahl der Übung nahe, dass diese als Vorbereitung eines geplanten Angriffs auf den Iran diente.

Konsens für einen Atomkrieg

In der Europäischen Union haben sich keine politischen Stimmen dagegen erhoben. Konsultationen zwischen Washington, Paris und Berlin sind im Gange. Im Gegensatz zur Invasion im Irak, die auf der diplomatischen Ebene von Frankreich und Deutschland abgelehnt wurde, hat Washington einen «Konsens» innerhalb der Atlantischen Allianz sowie im UN-Sicherheitsrat aufgebaut. Dieser Konsens schliesst auch die Durchführung eines Atomkriegs ein, der möglicherweise einen grossen Teil der nahöstlichen und zentralasiatischen Region in Mitleidenschaft ziehen würde.
Weiter ist eine Anzahl arabischer Frontstaaten heute stillschweigend Partner im US-/israelischen Militärprojekt. Vor einem Jahr, im November 2004, trafen sich Israels höchste Militäroffiziere im Nato-Hauptquartier in Brüssel mit ihren Pendants der sechs Mittelmeer-Anrainerstaaten Ägypten, Jordanien, Tunesien, Marokko, Algerien und Mauretanien. Ein Nato-Israel-Protokoll wurde unterschrieben. In der Folge dieser Treffen hielten die USA, Israel und die Türkei vor der Küste Syriens gemeinsame Militärübungen ab. Und im Februar 2005 nahm Israel an Militärübungen und «Anti-Terror-Manövern» mit einigen arabischen Ländern teil. Die Medien haben im Chor unmissverständlich den Iran als eine «Bedrohung des Weltfriedens» bezeichnet. Die Antikriegsbewegung hat diese Medienlügen geschluckt. Die Tatsache, dass die USA und Israel im Nahen Osten einen nuklearen Holocaust planen, ist nicht Teil der Antikriegs-/Antiglobalisierungsagenda.
Die «chirurgischen Schläge» werden der Weltmeinung als Mittel präsentiert, den Iran an der Entwicklung von Atomwaffen zu hindern. Man sagt uns, dies sei kein Krieg, sondern eine militärische Friedenserhaltungsoperation, die in Form von Luftangriffen gegen die iranischen Nuklearanlagen geführt werden.

Mini-nukes: «Sicher für Zivilisten»
Und nun kommt noch die Krönung des Geschmacks:
Dem Iran bot Bush die Freundschaft der USA an, ja, ja wenn dann der Iran
ein demokratisches Land würde. Die USA würden auch für das Recht der
Iraner eintreten, selbst über ihre Zukunft zu entscheiden. Derzeit sei
der Iran Gefangener einer klerikalen Elite, die das Land isolieren und
unterdrücken würde.

25.Feb.2006 https://portland.indymedia.org/en/topic/911investigation/newswire/archive14.shtml
Memory Hole via Agent Smiley 01.Oct.2003 14:32
Conducted Air Crash Simulation on 9/11/01 (What are the chances?!?)
This on the same date as the NRO (having launched a new top-secret payload into space three days earlier) conducted its own simulation!!! Remember the movie Wargames?

Well, I guess it WASN'T just a game this time.

I wonder who was at the joystick that day.

Warren Buffet was the billionaire that helped pioneer remotely controlled piloting (financially) + he just happened to be at USSTRATCOM (US Strategic Command)

that day with an unknown number of CEO's from the WTC who, magically, had the day off.

A detailed report of President Bush's day on 911 speak of this incidental meeting of Buffet earlier that day, but say

"it's unknown if any of these people were still at Offutt by the time Bush arrived in the afternoon." (cooperativeresearch.net; San Francisco Business Times, 2/1/02; Forbes 10/15/01; Wall Street Journal 9/12/01.) Published news reports of Bush's activities at Offutt mention several government individuals who were present with him + mention that there were "others" as well.

11.Sep.2002 (ABC News, 9/11/02,

16.Dec.2001 Telegraph, 12/16/01,

08.Oct.2002 Washington Times, 10/8/02.)
Braincast 23 - Grundsaetzliches: Die Sinne Arvid Leyh
Zwar ist das Gehirn im Umgang mit den Tatsachen der Welt ziemlich kreativ, aber die Sinne sind es nicht, im Gegenteil: Ein Gigabyte an Daten pro Sekunde erreichen das Hirn. Braincast 23 liefert weitere grosse Zahlen. Und berichtet über das Sehen mit der Zunge. Ein zweiter Teil konzentriert sich auf den innerkopfigen Teil der Wahrnehmung.

The future of the blog Also: Niche sites are where the money's at.
Governator takes on ID theft Blog: More than one million Californians fall victim to identity fraud each year, so Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking action. On...
Study: Americans' home Net adoption slowing A new research report suggests that Americans' home access to the Internet is coming close to peaking.
Oceans are 70 % shark free, says new research Blog: Scientists at the University of Aberdeen have published a paper stating that 70 % of the world's oceans are shark free....
TV catches the Net video bug
In a role reversal, TV producers are searching the Web for hot videos.


February 24, 2006 at 2:18 pm · Edit

They’re sending you someone else’s statement with their account data??? Wow. BAD. Easy solution: In your next conversation, point out that they’re violating federal regulations (Reg-D, maybe? I don’t recall now). Then tell them you’re a blogger and remind them what happens when bloggers start running with a good story— MSM will eventually pick up the story and mangle the details and by the end, it’ll be a huge scandal about how they’ve been hacked and how half their customers have lost money. *grin*

Even better, let them know you’ll be forwarding any new incorrect statements received directly to your friends at the New York Times. Oh + tell us which bank first so we can short their stock.

During the last call I had this strong feeling that I’m going to die before winning this one. And with that came the realization — it’s their world not mine. They’re like the mountains and the oceans and I’m like a sunny day. They’ll be here torturing people like me, until we die + then they’ll torture other people, who will die and so on. Permalink
Listening to Art Buchwald on the radio, being interviewed by
Diane Rehm. He’s in a hospice, having refused treatment for kidney disease, so he’s dying. It takes a lot of guts to talk with a guy who’s about to die, but what an interview! Wow. Made me think of so many things.

25.Feb.2006 Another Ars Ultimate Budget Box Zonk 205
Some nice Friday afternoon reading for you; Ars Technica has another go at the Ultimate Budget Box, a cheap no-frills PC for minimum cash output. From the article: "Look around inside most corporate offices, where most computers need to handle a few Office documents and light Internet use. They don't need to be able to burn CDs or handle 3D-intensive games, but they do need to be reliable and affordable. Lots of s out there probably want a similar box--an appliance that lets them get onto the Internet, take care of e-mail + create a few documents. For them, being able to burn a CD-RW would probably be nice, but anything beyond that is an extra. Low-cost, reliability + quality are key. That is what the Ultimate Budget Box is about: not skimping on components, but not loading it up with features either." The final price? US$525.46

The Future of the Blog Zonk 125
conq writes "BusinessWeek has an interesting interview with Six Apart, the company behind LiveJournal and Movable Type, about the future of blogging and the role of the blogger. From the article: 'I think blog tools can get easier to use. Putting together a blog should be as easy as sending an e-mail. I foresee the next versions of blog tools as focusing less on features that appeal to early adopters. They'll be easier for people to incorporate more media and maybe mobile capabilities. This will be important, because many more mainstream users will come to blogging. I believe the interest in blogging is just starting.'"

Inescapable Data samzenpus 95
jsuda writes "The authors of Inescapable Data share their excitement about what they see as a rapidly-developing convergence of digital technologies having enormous significance for business and culture. This convergence, in their view, is inescapable, life-altering for both good and bad + presents a frame-shattering paradigm-shift which is mostly unrecognized + much less examined critically. Inescapable Data is a thought-provoking book meant to describe the new technologies and to examine the special values which arguably will emerge from the convergence." Read the rest of John's review.

Google to Digitize National Archives Footage Zonk 223
Anil Kandangath writes "Google today announced their pilot program to digitize the entire video content of the National Archives and make it globally accessible for free on Google Video. The history of the world should be universally accessible and this is definitely a great step towards making sure that our history is not lost + that everyone has equal and easy access towards such information. Google has provided some sample videos from the National Archives, such as the 1969 moon landing."

UK Government Wins Villain of the Year Zonk 116
Anonymous Cowpat writes "The BBC is reporting that the UK Government, or rather their six month presidency of the EU, has been awarded the Internet Villain of the Year award by the Internet Service Providers Association for being the driving force behind the new EU data retention laws. These require that ISPs and other telecomms providers keep records of the time\date & recipient of every communication made by their subscribers."

Faster Chips, Kill, Kill, Kill The chip industry is supposed to be running out of steam as it shrinks CPUs about as small as they can go. Tell that to the engineers at a chip conference this week in Silicon Valley.
Brilliant's Wish: Disease Alerts The head of Google's new charitable foundation calls on the industry to build an internet-based early-warning system for public health threats that would warn communities of dangers without government interference.
Mutant Algae Is Hydrogen Factory Researchers on the trail of clean, renewable fuel have taken another major step forward, dramatically boosting the efficiency of hydrogen-producing pond scum.
Solid That's Light as Air In the rarefied field of space research, aerogel is a workhorse. But is it up to heavyweight commercial applications? By Dylan Tweney.
Chimeras and Clones Roam Free Bush wants 'em outlawed, but the mice injected with human stem cells are legal for now. Plus: National Academy of Sciences will monitor controversial research. In Body Hack.
Earth Hurtles Toward 6.5 Billion
On Saturday, the planet's population will hit the landmark 6.5 billion mark. The bad news: That's more than some say the planet can support. The good news: Um, er... population growth is slowing? By Joanna Glasner.

Cashing In on Virtual Humans Digitized people aren't just for fun and games -- the motion-capture technology can help companies save on manufacturing and materials costs and enable the military to design combat-safe body armor. By John Hudson.
No Googling Perfect 10's Nudes Google's collection of thumbnail images culled from the adult website violates Perfect 10's copyright, a judge says in a ruling that could have wider implications.
All Google's Roads Lead to Kansas Coffeyville might seem like the middle of nowhere. But if you use Google Maps, the small town is the very center of the universe. By Rogers Cadenhead.
Blood, sweat and tears as fragile civilisations crack CIVILISATION is a fragile thing; the interesting question is not so much why it sometimes collapses, as how it ever survives at all.
The Code War ON MONDAY, the High Court in London will hear a lawsuit which will either make publishing history or be dismissed as a storm in a teacup.
U.S. Reclassifies Many Documents in Secret Review In a seven-year-old secret program at the National Archives, intelligence agencies have been removing from public access thousands of historical documents that were available for years, including some already published by the State Department and others photocopied years ago by private historians.
Births out of wedlock 'pass 40%' The %age of children born outside marriage leaps from 12% to 42% from 1980 to 2004, a report says.
Older men 'happy with sex lives' Men in their 50s have more satisfying sex lives than men in their 30s, a survey has found.
US court to rule on abortion The US Supreme Court says it will decide whether to uphold a federal law restricting abortion.
EU to allow bird flu vaccination EU experts approve limited vaccination of poultry, as Austria confirms a case of H5N1 bird flu in chickens.
Call to aid school mental health Researchers say a Jamie Oliver-style mastermind is needed to help mental health in schools.
Malnutrition test 'must be norm' All hospital patients should be routinely screened for malnutrition, guidelines recommend.
Heart disease 'costs EU billions' Cardiovascular diseases cost the European Union 169 billion euros in 2003, a study has found.
Talking badges for hospital staff An innovative voice-activated badge being trialled by staff in a Cornish hospital could replace pagers and mobile phones.
Africa bird flu disaster warning The UN changes its bird flu advice to Nigeria, saying the current strategy is not working and risks a regional disaster.
US state takes aim at abortions South Dakota passes a bill to ban most abortions, aimed at forcing the Supreme Court to reconsider a key ruling.
Suspected bird flu on French farm France finds a suspected farm case of the deadly strain of bird flu, as a German test on a domestic duck proves negative
Robot surgeons match heartbeats Scientists devise a way to help robot surgeons work in time to a beating heart, New Scientist reports.
Radiotherapy waiting 'too long' More than half of cancer patients needing radiotherapy wait for longer than the recommended maximum, a survey says.
MRSA deaths up by nearly 25% The number of deaths linked to hospital superbug MRSA has risen by nearly a quarter, statistics show.
Autistic ability 'underestimated' The intelligence of people diagnosed with autism is being underestimated, according to a Canadian study.
MI6 secret LSD test payouts Three ex-servicemen given LSD without their consent during 1950s experiments are given compensation.
Child anxiety link to ecstasy use Children who are anxious or depressed are more likely to use ecstasy when they are older, a study has suggested.

25.Feb.2006 UK to buy bird flu vaccine stock The government awards multi-million pound contracts to produce a human vaccine against bird flu.
'Pharmed' goat drug not approved A licence to use the world's first medicine to be produced from a genetically modified animal is turned down.
25.Feb.2006 Care homes should be able to "opt out" of resuscitating elderly patients, a group of medical experts claim.
Confusion over drug trial rights Clinical trial patients may wrongly believe they would be compensated for accidental harm, a senior doctor warns.
France confirms bird flu strain The first case of the deadly bird flu virus H5N1 on an European Union farm is confirmed in France.
New ruling as Charlotte worsens A judge rules doctors can opt not to resuscitate Charlotte Wyatt if they feel it would not be in her best interests.
Hope for early Alzheimer's test Experts find how to track the loss of key receptors in brain tissue caused by Alzheimer's disease's earliest stages.
Money found after Securitas raid A quantity of money is recovered from a Transit van linked to the Securitas cash depot raid in Kent.
France confirms bird flu strain The first case of the deadly bird flu virus H5N1 on an European Union farm is confirmed in France.
Byers urges Labour union rethink Labour should modernise its links with the trade unions, former transport secretary Stephen Byers is to say.
Go-ahead for Europe ice mission The European Space Agency says it will re-build the lost Cryosat ice-monitoring probe.
Temp work 'harms women's health' Women in temporary jobs are most likely to have their employment terminated if they are off sick, a study has found.
Indonesian to buy London casino London Clubs International is to sell its Les Ambassadeurs casino to a firm owned by one of Indonesia's richest men.
US urged to return Egyptian mask An art museum in the US is asked to return a 3,000-year-old mask that Egyptian officials claim was stolen decades ago.
Blair to appoint exclusion minister A Cabinet minister will be put in charge of tackling social exclusion, Tony Blair tells Scottish Labour activists.
Mayor suspended over Nazi jibe Ken Livingstone is suspended from office for four weeks for comparing a Jewish reporter to a Nazi guard.
UK rapped on data retention law The net industry has named UK's presidency of the EU as its villain of the year for backing data retention laws.
France holds human bird flu drill France plans for a human bird flu emergency as the EU announces a public awareness campaign.
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What's not working is the underlying idea. If doctors and drugs could give us better health, we'd already be better.

That is why the field of holistic and alternative medicine is growing so fast - it's survival.

The healthiest people in human history were groups who were geographically isolated from "civilization."

These people had no specialists, no HMOs, no prescription drugs + no immense hospitals.

They were never subverted with the idea that the responsibility for their own health lay outside themselves.

Except in the cases of traumatic injury, for most of their lives they looked to the body's inner wisdom + trusted only that.

And it worked - they had beautiful teeth, strong bones + very little degenerative disease.
Emergency declared in Philippines: Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, the president of the Philippines, has declared a state of emergency after a reported coup plot and a possible repeat of the revolts that ousted two of her predecessors.

25.Feb.2006 Venezuela cuts US airline flights : Venezuela is cutting flights by US airlines as relations between the two countries continue to deteriorate.

25.Feb.2006 Red State, Meet Police State: A federal employee gets hassled by Homeland Security for antiwar stickers on his car. Is it a mistake, a new rule, or the part of a trend of the First Amendment being bullied out of existence? Read the transcript, read the rules and decide for yourself

25.Feb.2006 A Global Infrastructure for Mass Surveillance : The worst that individuals have to fear from the global system of mass surveillance is something far darker than "mere" loss of privacy, civil liberties, freedom of movement, or loss of democratic patrimonies. (They face indefinite detention in a global gulag).

25.Feb.2006 Obedient Slaves Have Nothing to Fear: Get used to surveillance gadgets mounted above every intersection or inside every store. Soon enough, surveillance cameras will be “on downtown streets and in apartment complexes, shopping malls and even private homes to fight crime during a shortage of police officers,” as presaged by Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt.

25.Feb.2006 Consultations With Padre Kino: I have decided to become a drunk and live under a bench, maybe in a radiation suit. It only makes sense. The times are dire. Dark shapes twist in the international fog. The US, in the hands of puzzled children of low moral character, flaps about like a damp rag in a high wind. Anything could happen.

25.Feb.2006 UAE terminal takeover extends to 21 ports: A United Arab Emirates government-owned company is poised to take over port terminal operations in 21 American ports, far more than the six widely reported.

25.Feb.2006 Watchdog Group Questions 2004 Fla. Vote : An examination of Palm Beach County's electronic voting machine records from the 2004 election found possible tampering and tens of thousands of malfunctions and errors, a watchdog group said Thursday

25.Feb.2006 Bill Moyers: Restoring The Public Trust: "We are standing for the great fundamental rights upon which all successful free government must be based. We are standing for elementary decency in politics. We are fighting for honesty against naked robbery.

25.Feb.2006 The Revolution Will Not Be Televised - Video: Sometimes, a good documentary is all about being in the right place at the right time. It does not get much better for Kim Bartley and Donnacha O'Briain, who, in late 2001 began filming a documentary about Hugo Chavez, the controversial President of Venezuela.

25.Feb.2006 Video: 9/11 Revisited - Were explosives used?

25.Feb.2006 To combat hunger, more in US turn to soup kitchens: In 2005, it found more than 38 million Americans lived in "hungry or food insecure" households, an increase of 5 million since 2000.

25.Feb.2006 Firms see U.S. paying retirees' drug costs : America's largest companies expect the U.S. government to pay them about $4 billion over the next four years to help keep their retiree health plans alive at a time when such benefits are increasingly on the chopping block, according to a new study by Credit Suisse First Boston.
25.Feb.2006 Balata Refugee Camp under invasion again : 19 year old Ibrahim Saadi was shot dead while throwing a stone at the Israeli armored jeeps in the Odakhiya neighbourhood. Israeli newspaper 'Ha'aretz' reported that Ibrahim was throwing a firebomb - this is not true.

25.Feb.2006 Ex-Shin Beth chief: No immunity for Haniya: Palestinian prime minister designate Ismail Haniya would be a legitimate assassination target in the event of an attack by Hamas, a senior member of Israel's ruling party said in an interview Friday.

25.Feb.2006 UN lobbies for Palestinian aid despite Israel: The U.N. is urging donors to provide funds to keep the Palestinian Authority running after Israel starts withholding tax revenues next week, rebuffing the Jewish state's appeal for a suspension of aid, diplomats said on Friday.

25.Feb.2006 EU ponders bypassing Hamas on aid : The European Union is considering direct payments to the Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, as a way of supporting the moderate Palestinian leader while trying to maintain financial pressure on Hamas

25.Feb.2006 Hamas determined: Defying brazen and frantic US-Israeli efforts to destabilise its upcoming government, Hamas has been holding intensive consultations with the leaders of various Palestinian factions in an effort to form the next government.
25.Feb.2006 Further Evidence That Senior Officials Approved Abuse of Prisoners at Guantánamo : The American Civil Liberties Union today released newly obtained documents showing that senior Defense Department officials approved aggressive interrogation techniques that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents deemed abusive, ineffective and unlawful.

25.Feb.2006 Pentagon Told to Release Gitmo Transcripts: A federal judge ordered the Pentagon on Thursday to release the identities of hundreds of detainees at Guantanamo Bay to The Associated Press, a move which would force the government to break its secrecy and reveal the most comprehensive list yet of those who have been imprisoned there.

25.Feb.2006 UK MP's: Guantanamo 'damages terror fight' : The Commons foreign affairs committee urged ministers to make UK opposition to the camp "loud and public".

25.Feb.2006 Blair condones Amin-style tactics against terrorism, says Archbishop: TONY BLAIR was accused last night by the Archbishop of York of helping the US to run “Idi Amin-style” tactics in the war on terror.
Gleichberechtigung: Verdienstvorsprung von Männern wird immer größer
Seniorenheime: Ärzte wollen Wiederbelebung von Alten einsparen
Anderson hatte die Herausgabe beantragt, nachdem die Cambone-Aufzeichnungen zwar für den im August 2004 vorgelegten Bericht der 9/11-Untersuchungskommission herangezogen, aber nicht selbst veröffentlicht worden waren. In dem Bericht der Kommission hatte es lediglich geheißen, "laut zeitgenössischer Aufzeichnungen" habe Rumsfeld General Richard Myers aufgefordert, schnell möglichst umfassende Informationen zu besorgen. Die USA sollten eine weite Bandbreite von Optionen erwägen. Der Minister habe gesagt, es sei sein Instinkt, zur gleichen Zeit Saddam Hussein zu treffen + nicht nur gegen Bin Laden vorzugehen.
Später hatte Rumsfeld erklärt, dass er damals einen der beiden - oder auch jemand anderen - als Drahtzieher der Anschläge betrachtete. Der Wortlaut der Protokoll-Notizen zeigt dagegen, wie sehr Saddam schon Stunden nach der al-Qaida-Attacke im Visier des Pentagon stand.

25.Feb.2006 Norman Solomon: The Unreal Death of Journalism : Pallid coverage of the dying is especially routine in U.S. news media when a war is underway and the deaths are caused by the U.S. government.

25.Feb.2006 Ted Koppel in 'NYT': Iraq for U.S. Is 'About the Oil' : In a surprisingly strong Op Ed on Friday, Ted Koppel, the former "NIghtline" host who is now an occasional columnist for The New York Times, argues that when it comes right down to it, the U.S. adventure in Iraq is, as some charge, "about the oil."

25.Feb.2006 Blogger bares Rumsfeld's post 9/11 orders : The actual notes suggest a focus on Saddam. "Best info fast. Judge whether good enough [to] hit SH at same time - not only UBL [Pentagon shorthand for Usama/Osama bin Laden]," the notes say.

25.Feb.2006 Germany admits its spies helped US in Iraq war: The German government released a report that said two German spies in Iraq provided the USA with intelligence but rejected allegations it aided the U.S. bombing campaign during the 2003 invasion.

25.Feb.2006 On Iraq War Ad: An advertisement supporting the war in Iraq has sparked a lot of criticism and questions from viewers. Watch the video.

25.Feb.2006 Victim of U.S. Invasion of Iraq: The invasion of Iraq mirrors the invasion of the rights of Dr. Dhafir and the Muslim community of which he was a member.

25.Feb.2006 Iran Offers IAEA Secret Atomic Info : Diplomats familiar with the report said the IAEA was basing its concerns on several pages of U.S. intelligence that was recently declassified and shared with agency officials so that they could confront the Iranians with it.

25.Feb.2006 George Bush Accuses Iran of Financing Terror Groups: US President George Bush accused Iran of financing terror groups, AFP reported. According to Bush, Iran is “the main sponsor of terrorism”.

25.Feb.2006 Measuring response to propaganda? Poll: Americans see Iran as enemy no.1 : Iran has replaced Iraq as the country Americans consider to be their greatest enemy, according to a Gallup Poll. Canada and Great Britain were ranked as America's best friends.
25.Feb.2006 New York Times, changes Iraq conflict from 'civil war' to having 'endangered future': The New York Times declared on its website early Friday in a headline that the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, had warned to U.S. was on the "precipice of full-scale civil war." Within an hour and without explanation, the Times yanked the headline in favor of "U.S. Envoy Says Sectarian Violence Threatens Iraq's Future."
25.Feb.2006 Juan Cole: : Dozens of Mosques Attacked, Over 100 Dead, Thousands Protest : There will be a curfew in the core Sunni Arab areas, including Baghdad, to prevent the worshippers from rioting afer the Friday prayers ceremony.

25.Feb.2006 Exit without a strategy : The popular response to Iraq's latest atrocities has been to blame the occupation, not rival sects
25.Feb.2006 Iraq's most influential Shiite leader calls for Shiite-Sunni unity, condemns killings : Religious leaders summoned Iraq's Shiites and Sunnis to joint prayer services amid an extraordinary daytime curfew aimed at halting attacks on Sunni mosques that followed the destruction the golden dome of the Shiite Askariya shrine in Samarra
Corpses in the Garden -By Charles Sullivan
Knowing what I know about the history of my country, it is often difficult for me to fathom how my fellow countrymen have shaped their views. I have come to believe that they have created a mythical America that is not a real place. The perceived necessity of substituting a fantasy world for the real world suggests there is something terribly wrong with the American psyche.

25.Feb.2006 Cheney's Vice-like Grip -By Sidney Blumenthal
25.Mar.2003 President Bush signed executive order 13292, a hitherto little-known document that grants the greatest expansion of the power of the vice-president in US history.

25.Feb.2006 Refusing To Fly The Flag -By John Pilger
Hicks became a Muslim and drifted through Kosovo, then on to Afghanistan, where he was kidnapped by the Americans and sent to their concentration camp at Guantanamo Bay. Not a shred of evidence exists that Hicks fought for al-Qaeda, or is a terrorist.

25.Feb.2006 Rumsfeld Zeros in on the Internet -By Mike Whitney
The War Department is planning to insert itself into every area of the Internet from blogs to chat rooms, from leftist web sites to editorial commentary. Their rapid response team will be on hair-trigger alert to dispute any tidbit of information that challenges the official storyline.

24.Feb.2006 24. FEBRUAR 2006
Rüstungsspionage: Haftbefehl gegen mutmaßliche Agenten
Raumfahrt: Ariane-Start erneut verschoben

24.Feb.2006 Saudi-Arabien: Terroranschlag auf Ölraffinerie vereitelt

24.Feb.2006 Negative Dopingtests: Eigenartige Erinnerungslücken

24.Feb.2006 Millionenraub: Polizei findet Teil der Beute

24.Feb.2006 US-Gunst: Deutschland steigt auf der Beliebtheitsskala

24.Feb.2006 Bankgeheimnis: Mehr Kontoüberprüfungen als je zuvor
Heros-Pleite: Betrug nach dem Schneeballsystem
Freigegebenes Pentagon-Memo:: Wie Rumsfeld Saddam ins Visier nahm
Geheimdienst-Affäre: Das U-Phantom kehrt zurück

24.Feb.2006 Anti-Terror-Gesetz: Immer mehr Konten werden gefilzt
Belgische Polizei: Blinde sollen Telefone abhören

24.Feb.2006 Karneval: Darth Vader und die Rückkehr der Clowns
Unruhen im Irak: Raketenanschlag auf heiliges Grab der Schiiten
Irak: Ausgangssperre dämmt Gewalt ein
Demonstrative Speisekarte: Backhendl für den Vogelgrippenrat
Rex Hammock: "It's a mistake when anyone attempts to place mass-media business metrics to defining success or failure of a weblog."
Press-Republican: "Dr Robert Johnson, a Democrat from Sackets Harbor, near Watertown, who is challenging incumbent Republican John McHugh in the 23rd District, said he was denied access aboard a Continental Airlines flight to Florida on Jan 17 from Syracuse after officials informed him that he was on a 'no-fly' list."
Razorback2 Servers Seized ScuttleMonkey 295+
An anonymous reader writes "Slyck is reporting that Belgian and Swiss authorities have raided and seized Razorback2's servers.

From the article: 'Razorback2 was an eDonkey2000 indexing server - very different in nature from an indexing site such as ShareReactor.

Unlike indexing sites, Razorback2's index was only available through an eDonkey2000 client such as eMule.

While it does not host any actual files or multimedia material, it does index the location of such files on the eDonkey2000 network.

The legality of such indexing remains questionable, however this has not deterred copyright enforcement actions.'"
2 4.Feb.2006
Google.org to Spend an Initial $1.1 Billion ScuttleMonkey 300+

conq writes "Google.org, the charitable branch of Google, has hired on Dr. Larry Brilliant to create a strategy for making a 'social impact.'

According to the article: 'The network will focus its charitable endeavors on global poverty, energy + the environment.'

Brilliant outlines his goal: 'In 10 years, I'd like people to say Google changed the world less for its search engine than for the way in which it changed philanthropy to make the world a better place.'"
Japan to Discourage Sale of Old Electronics ScuttleMonkey 112+
devphaeton writes to tell us Engadget is reporting that after April 1st (no this is not an April fools joke) the sale of old electronics in Japan could become much harder. From the article: "It seems that Japan's government revised its "Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law" back in April 2001 + added a stipulation that items authorized under the country's old law (the "Electrical Appliance and Material Control Law") couldn't be sold anymore, but granted those products a five-year grace period. Well, if you check your convenient wall calendar, you'll see that the five-year period is about to end, which means that as of April 1, pretty much any electronic gear sold before April 1, 2001 can't be legally resold in Japan." The article also mentions that sellers can continue to sell old gear providing they get certification that the items conform to modern safety standards.

Enzyme Computer Could Live Inside You Zonk 95
dylanduck writes "New Scientist reports the creation of an enzyme-based computer that performs AND and XOR calculations + combinations of the two, based on the presence or absence of specific chemicals. If they can be engineered inside living cells, they could measure a patient's metabolism and deliver just the right amount of drug at just the right spot, the researchers reckon. I'm worried about the viruses." Ba-dump *chink*.

Quantum Computer Works Better Shut Off Zonk 296+
waimate writes "A New Scientist article relates how its possible to get answers from a quantum computer even when your program isn't running." From the article: "With the right set-up, the theory suggested, the computer would sometimes get an answer out of the computer even though the program did not run. And now researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have improved on the original design and built a non-running quantum computer that really works."

UK Government Confiscates Firefox CDs Zonk 415+ Alsee writes "The idea that Free Software can be sold has some government officials perplexed. Times Online has the story. A UK Trading Standards officer contacted the Mozilla Foundation to report catching a business selling copies of Firefox. The organization confiscated the CDs with the intent to prosecute said business. When informed that such distribution was authorized, the officer first expressed disbelief that Free Software could be sold then said 'If Mozilla permit the sale of copied versions of its software, it makes it virtually impossible for us, from a practical point of view, to enforce UK anti-piracy legislation'."
Video Usage Creates Traffic Jam Worries Zonk 235+ An anonymous reader writes "ZDNet has an article talking about worries over the increase in video downloads in the last year. Free video hosting and the popularity of iTunes is blamed for this phenomenon." From the article: "This is far from an academic issue. Whether the new companies can deliver on their promises could have a profound effect on how the Internet operates--and it could hit s in the pocketbook. Business and entertainment content worth billions of $s now flows over ordinary ISP networks. Internet voice calls, which can be garbled by any network congestion, are increasingly common. Serious online hiccups could be as irritating + potentially economically damaging, as persistent L.A. traffic jams."
Tech Makes Working Harder Zonk 156 Ant wrote to mention a C|Net article exploring U.S. workers' productivity. People say they actually accomplish less now than they did a decade ago. Research blames technology as the culprit. From the article: "Technology has sped everything up and, by speeding everything up, it's slowed everything down, paradoxically ... We never concentrate on one task anymore. You take a little chip out of it + then you're on to the next thing ... It's harder to feel like you're accomplishing something.'"
Florida Voting Machine Logs Reveal Anomalies Zonk 443
boot1780 writes "Having 'successfully sued former Palm Beach County (FL) Supervisor of Elections Theresa LePore to get the audit records for the 2004 presidential election,' Black Box Voting reports that the 'internal logs of at least 40 Sequoia touch-screen voting machines reveal that votes were time and date-stamped as cast two weeks before the election, sometimes in the middle of the night.' Besides the date discrepancies, they claim to have discovered countless other errors and anomalies, including a case of one voting machine being 'powered down 128 times during the election'." Given the findings here, can we have a do-over?

NASA Detects Nearby Mystery Explosion Zonk 203
starexplorer2001 writes "Space.com is reporting that NASA has detected a 'totally new' mystery explosion near our galaxy." From the article: "The event, detected Feb. 18, looks something like a gamma-ray burst (GRB), scientists said. But it is much closer--about 440 million light-years away--than others. And it lasted about 33 minutes. Most GRBs are billions of light-years away and last less than a second or just a few seconds."

Der wegen seiner linken Positionen als "Roter Ken" bekannte Politiker hatte 2000 die Wahl um das neu geschaffene Bürgermeisteramt von London gewonnen. Zuvor hatte er die Labour-Partei von Premierminister Tony Blair verlassen und war gegen deren Kandidaten angetreten. Später trat er der Partei wieder bei, geriet aber immer wieder mit Blair aneinander - etwa beim Irak-Krieg, gegen den er öffentlich demonstrierte.
Großen Zuspruch erreichte Livingstone mit der erfolgreichen Bewerbung Londons als Austragungsort der Olympischen Spiele 2012 + durch sein Krisenmanagement nach den Selbstmordanschlägen auf U-Bahnen + Busse, bei denen vergangenes Jahr 52 Menschen getötet wurden.

Nazi-Vergleich: Londons Bürgermeister vom Dienst suspendiert

24.Feb.2006 Saudi-Arabien: Terroranschlag auf Ölraffinerie vereitelt
Vogelgrippe: Ein bisschen Krise in Kiel und Stuttgart

24.Feb.2006 Spiel "Shadow of the Colossus": Ein stilles Meisterwerk
Putschversuch auf Philippinen: Demonstranten liefern sich Schlachten mit der Polizei
Australien: Minister will unwilligen Muslimen die Staatsbürgerschaft entziehen
Mega-Übernahmen: Anleger zocken beim Milliarden-Roulette
Kredite: Öffentliche Haushalte schulden 1,45 Billionen Euro
Auswärtiges Amt: Ausnahmezustand betrifft Philippinen-Touristen kaum
Geldtransporter-Pleite: Schlecker und Lidl sahen Probleme bei Heros voraus

24.Feb.2006 Geflügel-Impfung in Holland: "Wir haben Wachposten im Stall"
Rügen: Behörden fanden mehr als 2200 tote Vögel
IAEA: Iran bei Anreicherung von Uran bereits erfolgreich
Säuger zur Saurierzeit: Ur-Biber nagt an alten Thesen

24.Feb.2006 Seuchenalarm: Vogelgrippe in Schleswig-Holstein und am Bodensee
Hafendeal: US-Widerstand bremst die Scheichs aus Dubai

24.Feb.2006 Bangladesch: Arbeiterinnen sterben in brennender Fabrik
Irak: Wer zu früh beten geht, wird festgenommen

24.Feb.2006 Multimillioneninvestment: SAP-Gründer Hopp wettet auf Biotech

24.Feb.2006 Vogelgrippe: EU beruft Krisensitzung ein

24.Feb.2006 Guantanamo: FBI stufte Verhörmethoden als illegal ein

24.Feb.2006 Philippinen: Präsidentin Arroyo verhängt Ausnahmezustand

24.Feb.2006 Schaum-Notstand: Surfer zittern um Bretter-Nachschub
24.Feb.2006 First of all, why isn't our own government responsible for protecting our ports?

Isn't it hypocrisy to outsource our national security?

Oh, we forgot, it's the Bush Administration, whose motto is, "It doesn't have to make sense, buddy. Just try and stop me." George W. Bush, Now and Forever, the BuzzFlash GOP Hypocrite of the Week.
UAE terminal takeover actually extends to 21 ports

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FBI blasts Guantanamo interrogators;

Memo indicates detainees were clad in Israeli flags + shown porn under strobe lights.

"clearest proof yet that the abuses + torture of prisoners weren't the isolated actions of low-ranking soldiers" 2/24
Surprise, Surprise: UAE gave $1 million to Bush library 2/24
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declared emergency rule in the Philippines on Friday after the military said it foiled a coup attempt 2/24
Violent Cycle of Revenge Stuns Iraqis 2/24

24.Feb.2006 Why the Gun Lobby Keeps John Lott 2/25
Did the Bush administration ?authorize? the leak of classified information to Bob Woodward?

And did those leaks damage national security? 2/24
Roadside bombs kill 7 US soldiers in Iraq 2/24

https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/take a look at Murray Waas' extraordinary expose of Bob Woodward -- the famed journalist-turned-courtier -- who was given extraordinary access to the Bush White House.

Waas has uncovered evidence that Bush gave Woodward classified data vital to national security, against the better judgment of intelligence professionals.
https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/Here's the kicker: Woodward seems to be turning around...again.

The greatest threat to America's democracy is not terrorism but governmental secrecy, said

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward, whose reporting almost 35 years ago pierced the veil of secrecy behind Richard Nixon's presidency.
Although a massive, coordinated attack on the country, making 9-11 look like a "footnote," is still possible,

the nation faces a greater threat from the federal government's current secrecy drive,

Woodward told an audience in San Antonio on Tuesday.
Democracies die in darkness," Woodward told the 500-person crowd of mostly business + community leaders

as part of Trinity University's policy maker breakfast series, a 25-year tradition.
The Bush administration, which gave Woodward remarkable access for his two books on the administration's war on terror, "Bush At War," in 2002 +

"Plan of Attack," in 2004, has cloaked its decision-making in "an immense amount of secrecy," he said, "too much, in my view."

The prediction of a massive attack on the country is unnerving.

Is Woodward dealing in surmise...or prophecy...or advanced warning ?
And is his criticism of the administration genuinely felt?

Or is he simply trying to re-ingratiate himself with those readers who now consider him about as "fair and balanced" as Sean Hannity? Permalink
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The nasty old wiseguy who ran the Vatican's bank + left his bloody fingerprints on a massive Mafia-CIA-Freemasonry scandal is finally dead at age 84.

Unfortunately for prosecutors seeking justice for the occult execution of an Italian banker, Archbishop Paul Marcinkus has taken his sordid secrets back to Hell with him.

Marcinkus ran dirty dealings at the Vatican Bank for two decades.
24.Feb.2006 To many Italians following the
incredible "P2 lodge" scandal at home, Calvi's murder was a clear message from the powerful Masonic offshoot that had all but taken over Italy's fragile government.

Calvi was a member of P2, after all + inside the lodge Italy's rich and powerful wore black robes and addressed one another as "friars."
Just before his murder, Calvi reportedly warned that the Mafia + the Vatican were one + the same.

"The only book you've got to read is 'The Godfather,'" he said in an interview.

"That's the only one that tells how the world is really run."
24.Feb.2006 "You can’t run the church on Hail Marys," he would say with a laugh.
24.Feb.2006 Whatever Marcinkus knew, it was enough for the Vatican to let him get away with anything .
24.Feb.2006 "I may be a lousy banker,"
he said in 1985. "But at least I'm not in jail."
24.Feb.2006 Curiously, the crimes of Marcinkus were the subject of a
startling new article published by the Daily Mirror just four days before his convenient death. Permalink
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Conservatives furious over Bush port deal with Arabs

24.Feb.2006 Right-wing columnist asks 'Is Bush tone deaf or brain dead?'
New Orleans doesn't want the unemployed poor back in the projects ... but Texas can keep 'em!
https://www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/printer_8184.shtml From Capitol Hill Blue

The Rant
Secret Service agents say Cheney was drunk when he shot lawyer
22.Feb.2006 07:35 Secret Service agents guarding Vice President Dick Cheney when he shot Texas lawyer Harry Whittington on a hunting outing two weeks ago say

Cheney was "clearly inebriated" at the time of the shooting.
"This was a South Texas hunt," says one White House aide. "Of course there was drinking. There's always drinking. Lots of it."
"We've known these people for years. They are honest and wouldn't call us, telling us a lie," Salinas said.
Like all elected officials in Kenedy County, Salinas owes his job to the backing and financial support of Katherine Armstrong, owner of the ranch and the county's largest employer.
"The Armstrongs rule Kenedy County like a fiefdom," says a former employee.

Will somebody tell me why--with a story of this dimension and the research of this caliber--60 Minutes doesn't do a full-blown exposition.

It wasn't so long ago they would die to put this kind of thing under the microscope in prime time.

Can we hire Bill Moyers to do a Frontline on this issue? Greg Palast (of British media) is a writer who has been concerned about voter fraud since 2000 .

Michael Moore--where are you?? I am stunned that we have 50 states all struggling with getting HAVA grants +

nowhere do I see a national dialogue on the overwhelming defectiveness of these machines except here on BradBlog.

No offense, but it that isn't enough to bring national attention to a peak.

In his provocative, myth-busting book


author David Model exposes how 8 presidents lied to justify wars +

to cover up some of the worst atrocities in history.
In Connecticut today, Snow told reporters he had no knowledge of that CSX sale.

"I learned of this transaction probably the same way members of the Senate did, by reading about it in the newspapers."
23.Feb.2006 'Remote viewing' is only part of our surprising, mysterious Universe
"Remote viewing" is a technique and skill that is quite interesting. Remote viewing usually refers to the original program sponsored by CIA, DIA and Army intelligence during the 70s, 80s and early 90s as well as offshoots of those techniques that have developed since.
23.Feb.2006 Secret Service agents say Cheney was drunk when he shot lawyer
Secret Service agents guarding Vice President Dick Cheney when he shot Texas lawyer Harry Whittington on a hunting outing two weeks ago say Cheney was "clearly inebriated" at the time of the shooting.
23.Feb.2006 Why do Diebold's Touch-Screen Voting Machines Have Built-In Wireless Infrared Data Transfer Ports?
Okay, I'll bite. Why?
23.Feb.2006 Vatican crime lord dead at 84
The nasty old wiseguy who ran the Vatican's bank and left his bloody fingerprints on a massive Mafia-CIA-Freemasonry scandal is finally dead at age 84.
Sploid's got it. See also, from just a few days ago,

23.Feb.2006 Comic Denied Child Visitation Rights Over Performance Photos
A local judge in Upstate New York has stripped a mother of visitation rights to her son, based on her appearance in several comedy skits, including one parodying Mel Gibson's hit movie, "The Passion of The Christ."
Rachel Knight Bevilacqua, who performs as Reverend Magdalen, was stripped of all visitation rights to her son by an enraged Judge James P. Punch, a County Court Judge in Orleans County after he saw photos of Bevilacqua's performance at "X-Day," an annual satire and performance art festival held in Sherman, New York at the Brushwood Folklore Center by the Church of the SubGenius.

See also
SubGenius Membership Allegedly Leads to Loss of Child Custody
The woman, Rachel Knight, has a blog

23.Feb.2006 11.Sep.2001 Report Ties Bin Laden to UAE
The USA raised concerns with the United Arab Emirates seven years ago about possible ties between officials in that country and Osama bin Laden, according to a section of the Sept. 11 commission's report that details a possible missed opportunity to kill the al-Qaida leader.
23.Feb.2006 Bush Family Ties to the UAE
The oil-rich United Arab Emirates is a major investor in The Carlyle Group, the private equity investment firm where President Bush's father once served as senior adviser and is a who's who of former high-level government officials. Just last year, Dubai International Capital, a government-backed buyout firm, invested in an $8 billion Carlyle fund.
Crooks and Liars, with video.


Berlusconi fordert Schließung von Guantanamo
Die US-Regierung gerät wegen Guantanamo weiter unter Druck. Jetzt hat auch Italiens Ministerpräsident Silvio Berlusconi eine Schließung des Gefangenenlagers gefordert. Laut internen Dokumenten gab es zwischen FBI und Militär Unstimmigkeiten über den Umgang mit den Gefangenen.

Rom/Washington - Das Lager auf Kuba solle "so schnell wie möglich schließen", sagte Berlusconi heute in einem Interview mit dem Fernsehsender al-Dschasira, wie die italienische Nachrichtenagentur Ansa unter Berufung auf eine Mitschrift meldete. Der italienische Regierungschef gilt als enger Verbündeter von US-Präsident George W. Bush.
Das Interview wurde am Dienstag in Rom aufgezeichnet und soll morgen von dem Sender ausgestrahlt werden. In Guantanamo hätten sich "Episoden ereignet, die von der ganzen Welt verurteilt wurden", sagte Berlusconi, der Bush kommenden Dienstag in Washington treffen will.
Ein weiterer Verbündeter Bushs, der britische Premierminister Tony Blair, hatte das Lager vor kurzem bei seinem Besuch in Berlin erneut als "Anomalie" bezeichnet.
Die US-Bürgerrechtsbewegung American Civil Liberties Union veröffentlichte heute einen Bericht, wonach die US-Bundespolizei FBI im Mai 2003 Bedenken zu den Verhörmethoden der Gefangenen durch das Militär geäußert habe. Die Methoden seien illegal und aggressiv gewesen, heißt es darin. Laut einem in den Akten zitierten FBI-Vertreter wurden Terrorverdächtige in dem Lager auf Kuba etwa 16 bis 18 Stunden verhört. Zudem seien sie über einem längeren Zeitraum lauter Musik ausgesetzt gewesen, andere seien in eine israelische Flagge eingewickelt worden.
Die Bedenken seien den verantwortlichen Personen auf Guantanamo - namentlich dem Gefängnisleiter Geoffrey Miller - auch geschildert worden, heißt es in dem Bericht weiter. Allerdings stießen sie dem FBI zufolge auf wenig Interesse bei den Soldaten. Der Bericht war bis vor kurzem wegen einer entsprechenden Gerichtsentscheidung unter Verschluss gehalten worden.
Auch international sind die USA für das Lager und die dort angewandten Methoden wiederholt kritisiert worden. Zuletzt hatten UN-Menschenrechtsexperten die Schließung des Lagers gefordert. Die USA wiesen die Vorwürfe unzulässiger Verhörmethoden zurück. Bei den Gefangenen handele es sich um "gefährliche Terroristen", die menschlich behandelt würden.

US-Gefangenenlager: Berlusconi fordert Schließung von Guantanamo
Coyne, "aber ich sage den Leuten: Der Papst ist unfehlbar, aber man weiß nie, wann und wie."
November 2004 schließlich veröffentlichte eine Theologenkommission unter Kardinal Ratzinger ein "Orientierungspapier". Die Urknalltheorie und Darwins Evolutionslehre seien mit dem christlichen Glauben vereinbar, heißt es darin so unmissverständlich wie nie zuvor. Jetzt ist Ratzinger Papst und Coyne, so scheint es, am Ziel. Im November verkündete Kardinal Paul Poupard, Chef des päpstlichen Kulturrats: "Die Gläubigen tun gut daran zuzuhören, was die säkulare moderne Wissenschaft anzubieten hat." Viele Jahre hat Coyne auf diesen Moment hingearbeitet.
Papst in einem öffentlichen Brief: "Die Wissenschaft kann die Religion von Irrtum und Aberglauben reinigen; die Religion kann die Wissenschaft von Götzendienst und falschen Absolutsetzungen reinigen."
1992 wurde Galilei vom Papst rehabilitiert.
"am ersten Tag machte Gott das Licht + am vierten Tag schuf er die Sonne und die Sterne. Nur, mit Verlaub, wo zur Hölle kam am ersten Tag das Licht her, wissenschaftlich gesprochen?" Ein versöhnlich gestimmter Wissenschaftler hat Coyne vorgeschlagen, es könne sich bei dem Licht aus der Bibel um die Mikrowellen-Hintergrundstrahlung handeln, die das gesamte All erfüllt, das Echo des Urknalls. "Das ist absurd", sagt Coyne, "die Hintergrundstrahlung wurde in den 1960er Jahren entdeckt, ein Autor der Genesis konnte das nicht vorhersehen."
Auch den Papst interpretiert Coyne mitunter öffentlich, etwa dessen jüngste Anmerkung, die Schöpfung sei ein "intelligentes Projekt". Das verstanden viele als Solidaritätserklärung mit der pseudowissenschaftlichen Schöpfungslehre vom Intelligent Design. Unterstützt Ratzinger die Gegenaufklärung? "Der Papst meinte damit in keiner Weise Intelligent Design, wie es in den USA verstanden wird", sagt Coyne. "Ratzinger ist dafür viel zu klug und aufgeschlossen gegenüber der Wissenschaft."
Natürlich glaubt Coyne an Gott. Gott ist der Schöpfer des Universums, Er hat die Naturgesetze gemacht + Er wirkt im Universum. "Aber das ist ein Glaubensbekenntnis, keine Wissenschaft. Die Wissenschaft ist gegenüber theologischen und philosophischen Schlussfolgerungen absolut neutral."

Mit dem Weltbild der modernen Physik hat Coyne keine Probleme. Das Universum entstand vor rund 14 Milliarden Jahren im Urknall und dehnt sich seitdem immer weiter aus. Die ersten Sterne bildeten sich nach einigen Millionen Jahren und schleuderten nach ihrem Ableben Elemente wie Kohlenstoff ins All, ohne die es heute kein Leben geben würde. Auch Menschen bestehen letzten Endes aus Sternenstaub. Und Jesus? Coyne beugt sich in seinem Bürostuhl nach vorne. "Wenn er wahrer Mensch und wahrer Gott ist, dann ist auch Jesus aus Sternenstaub. Anders kann man nicht Mensch sein." Ärger, sagt Coyne, bekomme er für solche Äußerungen nicht. "Dafür hört man mir nicht genug zu."
Coyne lässt nicht locker. Immer dann, wenn mal wieder ein katholischer Würdenträger auf die Naturwissenschaft schimpft, tritt er auf den Plan, um den Schaden zu begrenzen - so im vergangenen Herbst, als der Wiener Kardinal Christoph Schönborn in einem Artikel für die "New York Times" an der Evolutionslehre krittelte. Coyne antwortete postwendend mit einem Beitrag für die britische Zeitung "The Tablet". "Wer die Erkenntnisse der modernen Naturwissenschaft ernst nimmt", schrieb er, "muss die Vorstellung eines Diktator- oder Designer-Gottes überwinden, eines Gottes, der die Welt wie ein Uhrwerk geschaffen hat."

Beide, Fischer und Brzezinski, haben aber noch Hoffnung, sich mit den islamischen Ländern zu verständigen. Islamische Extremisten, betont Brzezinski, seien dort schließlich in der Minderheit. Wenn die in Europa lebenden moderaten Muslime gestärkt würden, könne das auch eine positive Wirkung auf den Nahen Osten im Allgemeinen haben, sagt Fischer.
Zwar gilt die Erklärung, Zugvögel seien allein für den H5N1-Ausbruch unter Wildvögeln an der Ostsee verantwortlich, bestenfalls als Hypothese. Viele Argumente sprechen gegen den Vogelzug als ausschließliche Erklärungsdimension. Dennoch begründen Experten auch unter Verweis auf den Vogelzug, dass eine Ausbreitung wahrscheinlich, die Infektion unter Wildvögeln kaum zu kontrollieren ist. Ergeben sprach Seehofer von einem "komplexen Naturgeschehen" und "Dynamik".
Es klang nach einer Lektion in Demut. "Es handelt sich hier um ein Naturereignis", sagte Mecklenburg-Vorpommerns Landwirtschaftsminister Till Backhaus (SPD). "Die Natur ist mit Paragrafen und Richtlinien nicht zu reglementieren", sagte Horst Seehofer (CSU). Die beiden Politiker traten zusammen mit dem Schweriner Ministerpräsidenten Harald Ringstorff (SPD) vor die Presse, nachdem sie am Vormittag die Insel Rügen und das nationale Referenzlabor für die Vogelgrippe auf der benachbarten Insel Riems besucht hatten.
10.Feb.2003 Lies Father, Lies Son -updte-Remarks to the 2nd edition... WWI . -After- Bush [BPS917] got $1.5 million for his share of the blood money, But immediately after Germany came under Hitler's dictatorship , alfatomega.com/index_00.html
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By your own assessment, it is time for impeachment proceedings to begin .

Here?s the proof. First, we have Karl Rove?s infamous ? but largely ignored ? PowerPoint presentation delivered on June 14th, 2002. According to Rove, point number one for the Republican mid-term election campaign strategy was "Focus on War and the Economy", in that order.
Second, we have White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card?s word for it.

Explaining why the Bush war machine cranked up 00.Sep.2002, he said, "From a marketing point of view, you don?t introduce new products in August."

So, it was clear to the White House Chief of Staff that the war was a political "product" to be marketed in a timely manner even if you, Mr. Hiatt + the rest of the mainstream media refused to acknowledge it.
And now we have the Downing Street Memos.

Much has been made of the fact that Richard Dearlove, the head of British Intelligence, reported that the Bush administration was fixing intelligence around the policy of invading Iraq + that "the evidence was thin."

But just as damning is the revelation that "...the most likely timing for US action to begin was January, with the timeline beginning 30 days before the US Congressional elections." (Emphasis added).
Finally, we watched Messrs Bush and Cheney use verbal sleights of hand and legerdemain to resurrect the WMD threats and al Qaeda links in their 2004 Presidential campaign,

even as the Duelfer Report was driving the final nail in their coffin of lies.

Thus, we know that : the White House had "made up its mind to invade" by 00.Jul.2002 ;

the White House (Karl Rove) saw this as a political opportunity; they saw it as a "product" to be launched;

they were intentionally timing it to be a factor in the elections;

"the case [for invasion] was thin;" long before he consulted with Congress, the International Community, or the American people,

"Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD;"

"... the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy;"

the administration twice ramped up their rhetoric of fear around national elections.
Choice America Network

30.Jun.2005 Greg Palast I HOPE I DIE BEFORE THE NEXT RE-FILL A July 4th note from Greg Palast's journal
I was in the drug store today out here in Podunk.

Some old guy in front of me was picking up his little paper bag of prescription medicine.

The lady behind the counter handed him a credit card slip and said, "I'm sorry."
She was sorry because the bill was over $1,200.

The old man stared at the charge card receipt + stared at it some more.

Hesitating, he signed, then said, "I hope I die before I have to pay for the next re-fill."
He wasn't joking.

The lady behind the counter said, "Oh, don't ever say that."

And she said it in such a way that it was clear she'd heard the same thought before, in different words, from too many of the old folk that come by.
And I was thinking, "I wonder if he voted for Bush?"
I mean, did he vote for the man who would stop boys from kissing boys, who would allow big stone icons of the Ten Commandments in the Podunk courthouse, who would get Saddam before he got us?

In other words, was he a blind soldier in Karl Rove's army of the angry who would rather vote against themselves, for deadly high drug prices dictated by Big Pharma, for no national health insurance, in return for a promise from George Bush that he will be the malicious defender of their prejudices?
The polls tell us that Americans are in an ugly mood: too many jobs leaving for China, too many body bags returning from Iraq + a bad feeling about a President grabbing for grandma's social security check.
America is hurting. But what really hurts is that the wounds are self-inflicted.
Happy Fourth of July, compadres. And stay healthy. Click on Greg Palast's writings in Views at

[GAIA-geral] "Pax Americana" parte IV - Conspiração do 11.Sep.2001 ... 093 - Poderão os senadores John McCain, Joseph Lieberman, Porter Goss, Richard Shelby e Ron Paul explicar aquilo que quiseram dizer, quando pediram uma gaia.org.pt/pipermail/gaia-geral/2005-November/005686.html

[GAIA-geral] "Pax Americana" parte IV - Conspiração do 11 de ... 093 - Poderão os senadores John McCain, Joseph Lieberman, Porter Goss, > Richard Shelby e Ron Paul explicar aquilo que quiseram dizer, quando > pediram uma ... gaia.org.pt/pipermail/gaia-geral/2005-November/005692.html
ICOMMU :: The Internet Community Union Article by Representative Ron Paul (R) of Texas Against selsective service Registration. www.house.gov. a Draft After The 2000 Elections? .

Washington - Mehr als hundert Politikexperten sind gekommen, um Fischer + Zbigniew Brzezinski, der vor über 30 Jahren US-Präsident Jimmy Carters Sicherheitsberater war,

in Washington bei einer Diskussion über transatlantische Beziehungen des konservativen Think-Tanks "Center for Strategic and International Studies" zu lauschen.
https://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,druck-402703,00.html Washington-

"Wir werden aus den Lektionen der Vergangenheit lernen, um das amerikanische Volk besser zu schützen", sagte George W. Bush in Washington.
Die Unerfahrenheit führender Beamter des Katastrophenschutzes, mangelhafte Evakuierungs- + Hilfspläne sowie erhebliche Kommunikationsprobleme sind dem Bericht zufolge die wichtigsten Ursachen für das Desaster

Ende August in den US-Bundesstaaten Louisiana und Mississippi gewesen.

Vor allem New Orleans war nach Hurrikan und Deichbrüchen fast ganz überflutet, hunderttausende Menschen mussten fliehen. Mehr als 1300 Menschen starben.
Bereits in der vergangenen Woche hatte ein Untersuchungsbericht des Repräsentantenhauses ein ebenfalls ein vernichtendes Urteil über die Reaktion der Behörden auf "Katrina" gefällt.
A BuzzFlash Editorial: Dubai and The Bush Dynasty Deal with the Devil
More on the United Arab Emirates-Al Qaeda Linkage

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23.Feb.2006 The Secret Deal For Our Ports: "Essentially, these conditions weren't so much about protecting Americans from potential wrongdoing by a foreign power, but rather protecting a foreign power from accountability to Americans." 2/23
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Sunni party quits Iraq government talks after mosque bombing ; article also lists 14 U.S. casualties. Iraq is a mess. 2/24
Bob Dole consults for Dubai company 2/24
A BuzzFlash Interview on the Devastation of Strip Mining in Appalachia, With the Author of "Lost Mountain"

23.Feb.2006 U.S. terror fears, stoked by Bush, now bite him. He better watch out for Cheney and his birdshot. Cheney's dangerous when he doesn't get his way or has had a couple of beers
https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/So we’re back to that nagging question again, friends, but this time with the added element of their growing desperation:

Just what will these scumbags stoop to in order to increase and hold onto their power?

And do they really have time and money enough to keep up with all their craven little capers, half of which now must be spent covering up all their craven little capers? Permalink
23.Feb.2006 http://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ So we’re now seeing a cornered rat quality creep into their actions, as opposed to the once cocky swagger of post-9/11.

The current desperation and savage aggression are a sight to behold, especially when compared to the milquetoast we've all forgotten that was georgie porgie prior to 9/11.

The shifts – from wimp to chickenhawk to Codpiece-in-Chief to panicked rodent – have been both striking yet unsurprising, given the circumstances that have, er, presented themselves to these players.

The, um, fortunate circumstances that have, well, by chance presented themselves to these, ahem, lucky players. That trifecta thang.
Gabriele Gionti, mit 37 Jahren die Nachwuchshoffnung der Specola, sitzt am Schreibtisch und bereitet einen Vortrag vor.

Die Vereinigung von Gravitation und Quantenphysik ist sein Thema, die so genannte Quantengravitation, vulgo Weltformel.
Ein anderer Astronom nippt seinen Kaffee vor einer Tafel mit Bronzegesichtern. "Keine Ahnung, was die gemacht haben", murmelt er.

Gregor XIII., Leo XIII. und Pius XI. sind darin eingegossen, Gründer und Förderer der päpstlichen Astronomie.

Der Katholizismus ist für die Wissenschaftler auf dieser Konferenz nur mehr Folklore, die man auch getrost ignorieren kann.
Vor knapp 400 Jahren machte die katholische Kirche Galileo Galilei den Prozess, heute gibt sich das Vatikan-Observatorium alle Mühe, Teil der wissenschaftlichen Gemeinschaft zu sein.
Specola Vaticana, die Sternwarte des Vatikans, ist das Testlabor für die Annäherung der Kirche an die Wissenschaft.

Nirgendwo kuscheln Glauben und Wissen so offen wie hier. Die Sternwarte des Papstes ist das einzige Forschungsinstitut des Vatikans.

Hier glauben Priester an Relativitätstheorie und Quantenphysik, an Darwins Evolutionstheorie, Plattentektonik und den Urknall.

Morgens feiern sie die Messe, tagsüber schreiben sie Fachartikel für "The Astronomical Journal" oder "Astronomy and Astrophysics".

Papst und Mond, beten und forschen, in Castel Gandolfo geht beides zusammen.
S. Dakota legislature passes abortion ban : South Dakota became the first U.S. state to pass a law banning abortion in virtually all cases, with the intention of forcing the Supreme Court to reconsider its

00.000.1973 decision legalizing the procedure.

23.Feb.2006 How Bush looks after our veterans: Higher health costs proposed for some military retirees : , President Bush's proposal includes higher prescription drug co-payments for all beneficiaries of military health care except those on active duty + increased annual enrollment fees for military retirees under age 65.

23.Feb.2006 Molly Ivins: It's the Corporation, Stupid: Regarding the UAE port deal: the people running this country are perfectly willing to outsource American jobs, wages + health and safety standards for the holy grail of free trade. Why would it surprise us that national security is ditto?

23.Feb.2006 Average American Family Income : The average income of American families, after adjusting for inflation, declined by 2.3 % in 2004 compared to 2001

23.Feb.2006 'Big Brother' watching e-mail, computer data: US report : Fast-evolving Internet and communications technology is outpacing privacy laws and leaving a treasure trove of personal data prey to government surveillance, a new report warned.
It's the Jordan Valley's turn to be swallowed whole by Israel: The explicit prohibition regarding entry to the Jordan Valley by all Palestinians except a small minority is relatively new

23.Feb.2006 Israel claims al Qaeda plans mega-attack : Israeli security officials assess that 2006 is the "target year" set by the global al-Qaeda network to carry out a mega-attack in the country, Israel's leading newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported Thursday.
Saudis Reject U.S. Plan to Isolate Hamas: Saudi Arabia on Wednesday became the second Arab ally in as many days to reject the U.S. strategy of financially isolating Hamas if the militant group does not moderate its policies as leader of the Palestinians.
23.Feb.2006 Formenting A Coup?
US marines probe tensions among Iran’s ethnic minorities:

The intelligence wing of the US marines has launched a probe into Iran’s ethnic minorities at a time of heightened tensions along the border with Iraq and friction between capitals.

23.Feb.2006 Is Anyone Listening?: Since human lives are at stake – – those in the military ought to be more diligent than the average American in finding out about the justness of a war. And American soldiers who claim to be Christians ought to be even more thorough in their investigation. Is anyone in the military listening?

23.Feb.2006 Gilad Atzmon: Re-Arranging the 20th Century: Allegro, non Troppo: Once Blair or Bush feel the urge to flatten an Arab country, all they have to do is to provide their supportive media outlets with some painful personal accounts of an exiled dissident voice who would willingly and enthusiastically share with us some horrendous graphic details of his troubles at home.

23.Feb.2006 The Semi-comatose State Of The American Left : Through the looking glass of the American "left" lies a desert of sorts, a deafening silence, a cosmic ideological void that, for a reader of Whitman or Thoreau, is thoroughly enigmatic.

23.Feb.2006 Peace groups under watch: In the post-9/11 world, some unlikely figures have attracted the attention of local police and federal agents: the Raging Grannies, known for musical satire + Quaker peace activists, known for non-violence.

23.Feb.2006 How Neo-Cons Sabotaged Iran's Help on al Qaeda: The USA + Iran were on a course to work closely together on the war against al Qaeda + its Taliban sponsors in Afghanistan

in late 2001 + early 2002 -- until Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld stepped in to scuttle that cooperation, according to officials who were involved at the time.

23.Feb.2006 India spreads its net for gas, any gas:, India has virtually decided to join the US-backed Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) pipeline, in part because of the geopolitical difficulties involved in the $7 billion Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) pipeline that Washington opposes.

23.Feb.2006 Ghana to host US military base?: The USA of America is seriously considering the establishment of a military base in Ghana for the sole purpose of protecting its access to West African oil reports the Insight newspaper

23.Feb.2006 Norwegian Bourse Director wants oil bourse - priced in euros: Bourse Director Sven Arild Andersen is fed up with Norwegian oil having to be traded in London +

wants to have a commodities + energy bourse in Norway.

23.Feb.2006 The State Department Begins to Pick Off South America’s Pink Tide: Bolivia joins Venezuela on Washington’s pariah list. U.S. embassy in La Paz refuses to honor a Bolivian Senator’s visa.

23.Feb.2006 Aristide can return, Haiti's president-elect says: Haitian president-elect Rene Preval said on Wednesday that exiled president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, his former mentor, was entitled under Haiti's constitution to return to the Caribbean country.
U.S. admits force feeding at Guantanamo: Lt. Col. James Marshall, said that restraint chairs had been used in the feeding of 35 of the detainees + that three were still being fed that way.

23.Feb.2006 Shameful: This is the world's view on Guantanamo. : What happens at the US-run detention camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba is torture + the place should be shut down "without further delay".

That is the conclusion of an independent panel of experts commissioned by the United Nations.

23.Feb.2006 Straw risks US fury over 'gulag' Guantanamo: The confusion within the Government over Britain's attitude to the Guantanamo Bay detention camp deepened yesterday when Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, compared it to a Soviet-style "gulag".

23.Feb.2006 US $s for Islamic Goodwill : The USA is worried about its image abroad. Particularly in the Muslim world. But a massive propaganda offensive worth billions of $s seeks to address the problem.
Eight Detainees Tortured To Death By U.S. : "People are dying in US custody and no one's being held to account," said Deborah Pearlstein, who heads the Human Rights First US law and security program.
A new plot to divide Muslims : This is a critical juncture for the vigilant Islamic world. Shias certainly know that such moves are not the work of their Sunni brothers but are directed by the hands of the enemies of Islam.
America's Shame: Torture in the Name of Freedom By Der Spiegel
The crimes committed by US soldiers in the name of freedom and human rights, documented in unalterable photographs, appear to confirm the suspicion that America's true aim is something entirely different -- that the US is primarily interested in imposing its own world order and preserving its dominance.

23.Feb.2006 Bush
and Blair have brilliantly done Bin Laden's work for him -By Simon Jenkins
Not a day passes without some new sign of Bin Laden’s mesmeric grip on the governments of Britain and America. His deeds lie behind half the world’s headlines. British policy seems obsessed with one word: terrorism. The West is equivocating, writhing, slithering in precisely the direction most desired by its enemy. He must be roaring with delight.

Victims of War Are Not To Be Seen Or Heard Or Mentioned -By Robert Weitzel
Joseph Bonham was an American soldier. He lost both of his arms and legs and all of his face to an artillery shell. He could not see or hear or speak. Other than that he was healthy and lucid. That was Joe's nightmare. He could be kept alive a long time.

Hilfreich könne da etwa sein, dass die Software auch gleich die Kosten der Seuche kalkuliert.

Denn die wirtschaftlichen Folgen einer Pandemie, darin sind sich Fachleute einig, wären gewaltig.

Der Bochumer Medizinethiker Hans-Martin Sass etwa entwirft wahre Horrorszenarien:

"Die gesundheitliche Versorgung +

die öffentliche Ordnung würden zusammenbrechen", meint Sass.

Auch die Versorgung mit Lebensmitteln und Energie käme zum Erliegen.

Ob das zutrifft, ist zwar offen.

"Die Belastungen für das Gesundheitswesen und die Wirtschaft", meint RKI-Experte Buchholz, "wären jedoch außerordentlich."
Zum Leidwesen von Medizinern und Gesundheitsbehörden sind Epidemien im Zeitalter von Auto, Bahn und globalem Flugverkehr weniger leicht vorherzusagen.

Computermodelle sollen deshalb helfen, den Verlauf einer Pandemie so genau wie möglich vorherzusagen, damit die Bekämpfung effizient organisiert + die Zahl der Toten so klein wie möglich gehalten werden kann.
Die Rechenwerke sind angesichts der Bedrohung durch die Vogelgrippe derzeit heiß begehrt.

Am morgigen Donnerstag etwa treffen sich Vertreter des Landesgesundheitsamts in Stuttgart mit Forschern der Universität Tübingen, um ein Programm namens "InfluSim" zu beurteilen.

Martin Eichner und Markus Schwehm vom Tübinger Institut für Medizinische Biometrie behaupten von der Software, sie sei das weltweit einzige kostenlos im Internet verfügbare Werkzeug zur Seuchen-Simulation.
Ob auch Laien das Programm verstehen und benutzen können, wie das Tübinger Team glaubt, sei dahingestellt.

Dutzende Parameter wie die Altersverteilung in der Bevölkerung, die Häufigkeit von Kontakten, die Schwere der Symptome und die Versorgung der Infizierten können variiert werden und sorgen für teils drastische Veränderungen der Ergebnisse.
Tagsüber schlafen Wieselmakis in Baumhöhlen, sitzen aber in den kühlen Morgenstunden gern in den Höhleneingängen und genießen die ersten Sonnenstrahlen.

Die Nickerchen werden den Makis aber immer öfters zum Verhängnis, weil sie leicht aus den Höhlen geklaubt werden können und im Kochtopf landen.
Millionenraub: Britische Polizei nimmt Tatverdächtige fest
Vogelgrippe: Lektion in Demut
Irak: Regierungsbildung in blutigem Chaos
Hughes: Diese Fotos sind widerlich + ehrlich gesagt:
SPIEGEL: Ihre Regierung stellt 75 Millionen $ bereit, um iranische Oppositionsgruppen zu unterstützen und zum Beispiel Radiosender zu finanzieren.

Im Kalten Krieg hat man so etwas Propaganda genannt. Wie nennen Sie das heute?
Hughes: Es geht darum, mit den Menschen in Iran unmittelbar zu kommunizieren.

Wir möchten ihnen deutlich machen, dass wir ihre Sehnsucht nach Freiheit unterstützen.

Wir hoffen, dass die Iraner eines Tages die Regierung bekommen, die sie verdienen.
Aber was meinen Sie mit Propaganda?
SPIEGEL: Den Versuch, ein fremdes Volk und dessen Regierung über Radio- und TV-Ausstrahlungen zu beeinflussen.
Hughes: Das Wort "beeinflussen" mag ich nicht, dies ist auch nicht meine Aufgabe.

Nicht Karen Hughes spricht zur Welt


darum geht es hier nicht.

Karen hört zu, unsere Regierung hört zu.

Natürlich möchte ich mein Land ins beste Licht setzen.

Aber mein Job ist die Wahrheit.

Deswegen mag ich das Wort Spin Doctor nicht.

Es klingt, als würden wir uns die Sachen zurechtlegen.

Ich möchte die Wahrheit kommunizieren.
SPIEGEL: Glauben Sie manchmal, dass die Europäer mit Ihrem Freund, dem Präsidenten, zu kritisch umspringen?
Hughes: Ich kenne ihn privat so gut, dass ich über sein Zerrbild in Teilen der Presse mitunter sehr erstaunt bin.

Er ist warmherzig, nachdenklich und anständig.

Die Menschen liegen ihm am



ist ein wunderbarer


Spionage-Verdacht: Razzia in vier Bundesländern
Energiekonzern: RWE plant Beteiligung an Nabucco-Pipeline

23.Feb.2006 Hafenbetreiber Dubai: Scheichs im Container-Rausch
"Katrina"-Report: Weißes Haus gesteht gravierende Fehler ein
CIA-Affäre: Menschenrechtler werfen USA Vertuschung vor
Geheimdienst-Bericht: Öffentlichkeit bekommt nur stark gekürzte Fassung
Hormonflut: Echter Sex ist 400 Prozent besser
Nurflügler: Die fliegenden Flundern
Sternwarte des Vatikans: Dem Himmel so nah
Madagaskar: Drei neue Lemuren-Arten entdeckt
Rügen: H5N1-Verdacht bei Nutztieren entkräftet
Debatte: Zu Risiken und Nebenwirkungen einer Mittelschicht-Utopie
Schiiten gegen Sunniten: Welle der Gewalt nach Anschlag auf Moschee
Blitzbesuch in Beirut: Rice stützt Syrien-Gegner im Libanon

23.Feb.2006 Kulturen-Konflikt: "Wir können keine Mauern um Europa bauen"
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: Vogelgrippe-Verdacht bei Nutztier auf Rügen

23.Feb.2006 Bushs Vertraute Hughes: "Mein Job ist die Wahrheit"
Durchschnittsverdienst: Flaute im Geldbeutel

23.Feb.2006 Foltervorwürfe: Menschenrechtler berichten über Todesopfer in US-Gefangenschaft
England: Räuber sind mit 25 Millionen Pfund auf der Flucht

23.Feb.2006 Trabanten: Neu entdeckte Pluto-Monde zerfallen zu Ringen