Phone Jamming -- Conspiracy Weed Edition
Phone jamming is now a felony in the state of New Hampshire -- on Election Day, anyway.
The state senate voted unanimously to make it that way, in response to the simmering scandal over GOP operatives' dirty tricks in the 2002 election.
Speaking of which, former NH GOP chair Jayne Millerick again insists she knew nozzing .
"These liberal groups are smoking too much conspiracy weed," said attorney + GOP activist Charles Douglas,
one of the lawyers who received some of Millerick's Election Day calls, which have fueled speculation that GOP higher-ups knew of the scam.
We assume Douglas and Millerick, by contrast, smoke just the right amount of conspiracy weed -
- which would explain Millerick's repeated phone calls to the same people throughout Election Day 2002. "You high?" "Yeah." (later) "You high?" "You just called me." (later) "You high?" Repeat until polls close.
Elsewhere, the New York Times soberly muses on whether the New Hampshire phone jamming scandal is our generation's Watergate. (NH Union Leader, NH Union Leader, NYTimes)
For the highlight of his current show he transports someone from his stage to a televised beach in Australia to be reunited with an estranged acquaintance.
The Vatican said that the request was being given “serious consideration”.
"Every once in a while they send us a letter telling us we're still in danger," says Lamar.
00.000.1992 the state condemned all the buildings.
00.000.2002 the US Postal Service revoked the town's postcode, 17927.
A spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Community Affairs is urging the remaining stragglers to move.
He says: "That fire will probably burn for another 300 years, and eventually it will burn under the entire town.
But Lamar says: "I'm not afraid. I've heard the stories and I can see the smoke and fires from my house, but they don't scare me. That fire has been burning for 40 years now and it hasn't got us yet."
It was started by careless workmen after some rubbish caught fire on a dump. It quickly spread to a nearby vein of coal. Lamar says the blaze could have been put out if the authorities had acted quickly.
"In the first month they could have put that fire out for £2,000 or £3,000, but they did not want to spend the money," he says.
"Now look at what it has cost them - hundreds of millions.
"They have paid relocation packages and spent a fortune on trying to figure out how to put it out."
One of the few bonuses of living in Centralia is the zero crime rate
It could be a year before Gregory, a normal, healthy 4-month-old, can speak, but until then, his mother hopes to get a jump-start on communicating with her baby through sign language, the language of the deaf.
I have questioned whether supposed 9/11 hijacker Hani Hanjour looks like HIS pictures: https://georgewashington.blogspot.com/2005/12/pumped-up.html # posted by George Washington
Ein Redemanuskript brauchte das Wunderkind nicht, 40 Minuten lang sprach er in freier Rede bei einer Konferenz zum Thema "Ursachen und Folgen der Osteoporose". Seine Zuhörer - Medizinstudenten einer Universität in Oluca nahe Mexiko-City - waren baff. Das Fachvokabular hätten selbst manche Spezialisten nicht parat; Maximiliano habe einen "außergewöhnlich hohen Intelligenzquotienten" und sehr kenntnisreich über Physiopathologie und die Therapie der Knochenkrankheit Osteoporose gesprochen, sagte der Dekan der Medizinfakaultät.
Maximiliano ist der Sohn eines Pharma-Vertreters und einer Sekretärin. Die ersten Lektionen in medizinischem Wissen erhielt er im Alter von zwei Jahren und fiel als Dreijähriger mit seinem phänomenalen Gedächtnis auf, als er alle Hauptstädte von 90 Ländern aufsagte. Er sei aber kein kleines Genie, sondern "ein ganz normales Kind", sagte er verdutzten mexikanischen Reportern nach seinem Vortrag.
29.Apr.2006 Gedankenscanner: Wunsch wird Befehl
"The NSA's no-longer-secret surveillance program came under a two-pronged attack this week on both political and legal fronts. Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania threatens to cut funding to NSA's spying program if President Bush's administration does not come clean on how it works. Separately, two hearing dates have been set for a lawsuit that seeks to prove that AT&T illegally cooperated with the NSA and violated federal wiretapping laws in doing so. Sen. Specter emphasized that he doesn't want the issue to fade into the background, saying that he'd like to see 'public concern and public indignation build up.'"
"The Globe and Mail is covering some new research on the future of spam. The paper 'Spam Zombies from Outer Space', from researchers at the University of Calgary, will be presented on Sunday at the European Institute for Computer Anti-Virus Research conference. According to the paper, the next generation of spam zombies will employ 'sophisticated data mining of their victims saved email'. When a computer is turned into a spam zombie, it will first be mined of its address book, mail client configuration + mail archives. Then the spam program will use Natural Language Processing techniques to send spam messages to the victim's contacts that look a lot like messages that the user has previously sent. The researchers predict that this will be extremely hard to detect, but they do offer a few suggestions for combating it."
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Property owners should worry; so should their lenders.
29.Apr.2006 Neil Young joins the hate Bush bandwagon : Had Neil Young released a song titled Let's Impeach the President three years ago,
he would have been exiled to the fringes of American music: just ask the Dixie Chicks.
29.Apr.2006 Neil Young: Living With War : Listen to the album
29.Apr.2006 Katrina Report Rips the White House Anew: A Senate inquiry into the government's Hurricane Katrina failures ripped the Bush administration anew Thursday and urged the scrapping of the nation's disaster response agency. But with a new hurricane season just weeks away, senators conceded that few if any of their proposals could become reality in time.
To cajole China into resolving this syndrome by allowing the yuan to rise meaningfully, the IMF talked of the dollar needing to fall against Asian surplus currencies rather than just the people’s yuan
29.Apr.2006 What You Won't See in Flight 93, the Film: American Airlines Could Have Saved That Flight; Instead They Tried to Keep the Hijackings Secret
29.Apr.2006 Pentagon steps up intelligence efforts inside US borders : The U.S. Defense Department has stepped up efforts since the 11.Sep.2001 attacks to gather intelligence within U.S. borders, aimed at both protecting military facilities and keeping an eye out for any threat on American soil, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
29.Apr.2006 Chevron Earnings Soar 49 % to $4B : Chevron Corp.'s first-quarter profit soared 49 % to $4 billion, joining the procession of U.S. oil companies to report colossal earnings as lawmakers consider ways to pacify motorists agitated about rising gas prices.
29.Apr.2006 Palestinians Making Do With Less in Crisis: With their salaries weeks overdue and savings depleted, Palestinian families are finding creative ways to survive the Hamas-led government's deepening financial crisis.
29.Apr.2006 Chirac proposes World Bank account to channel Palestinian aid: The escrow account could be used to send payments directly to 160,000 Palestinian civil servants, thus bypassing the Hamas-led government, which is being boycotted by the international community because of its opposition to peace with Israel.
29.Apr.2006 Walking on eggshells: It's no coincidence that Ariel Sharon used to call Bush the best president Israel has ever had. Why? Because they saw eye-to-eye on the threat posed by global Islamic terror. Bush gave Sharon a free hand to carry out targeted assassinations + held a diplomatic umbrella over him in the UN Security Council.
29.Apr.2006 Common Ground: The right of Palestinian return: Wisdom, equity and realism on Arab-Israeli issues are scarce commodities among former or serving American officials. A retired American diplomats suggests, that a key to peace-making should be Israeli recognition of the right of Palestinian refugees who fled or were driven out in 1948 to return to their homes and lands in what is now Israel.
29.Apr.2006 Low Iraq Output Pushes Oil Prices Higher : With oil prices above $70 a barrel fouling the world economy, dismay is focusing on Iraq, whose exports have slipped to their lowest levels since the 2003 invasion.
29.Apr.2006 Musharraf insists: I'm not George Bush's poodle : General Pervez Musharraf, facing a surge of anti-American sentiment, yesterday warned that covert US air strikes against al-Qaida inside Pakistan were an infringement of national sovereignty.
29.Apr.2006 Afghan Corruption Breeding Violence: Nearly five years after the fall of the Taliban, Afghanistan's security situation continues to be dragged down by endemic corruption, roving militias + a growing nexus between narco-warlords and remnants of the Taliban, officials and analysts say.
29.Apr.2006 Canada’s real role in Afghanistan : Canadians are spilling their blood to prop up a corrupt, vicious, and undemocratic puppet government, to facilitate the murderous Pax Americana + to bring the world a little closer to catastrophe.
29.Apr.2006 Ex-CIA Analyst Faults U.S. Policy: Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, an outspoken critic of the Bush administration's use of intelligence to justify the Iraq war, told clergy members Wednesday that the USA' use of torture on prisoners in its custody amounts to war crimes.
29.Apr.2006 Mock trials in Americas Gulag: U.S.-educated Saudi tells tribunal he's proud to have fought U.S. The U.S. holds about 490 detainees at Guantanamo. So far, 10 have been charged and trials could begin within months depending on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling.
29.Apr.2006 He was dressed in a tan tunic: I don't want this court, he said: “I don’t want this court,” he said in Arabic, the mild, sing-song tone of the female translator jarring with his own. “You judge and you sentence me the way you want if this is Allah’s will. A nation that is an enemy of Allah cannot be a leader.”
29.Apr.2006 Venezuela prepares for 'possible US invasion ' : While US warships hold exercises in the Caribbean, Venezuela’s military will mobilise its own training exercises next week with thousands of troops practising to defend the country’s coastline, a top navy official said yesterday.
29.Apr.2006 Morales and Chavez in Cuba: Their arrival to Havana coincides with the first anniversary of the signing of agreements between Cuba + Venezuela for the implementation of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA).: The aim of the visit is to sign documents allowing Bolivia's adherence to that integration model.
29.Apr.2006 Video: Dancing with Evo Morales : President Evo Morales jokes that Fidel Castro, Venezuela's leftist leader - Hugo Chavez - and himself are Latin America's new "axis of good."
Filmed during Bolivia's Carnival, David O'Shea spent an enviable fortnight partying with South America's new kid on the leftist block. Evo Morales
29.Apr.2006 Iraq war set to be more expensive than Vietnam : The Iraq war has already cost the USA $320bn (£180bn), according to an authoritative new report, and even if a troop withdrawal begins this year, the conflict is set to be more expensive in real terms than the Vietnam War, a generation ago.
29.Apr.2006 Iraq VP warns Americans against striking Iran: An Iraqi vice president warned the USA on Friday against attacking Iran. Adel Abdul Mahdi, the Shia member of the three-man Presidency Council, was asked about speculation US forces might strike to prevent Iran developing nuclear technology:
29.Apr.2006 Robert Scheer: Top Spy’s Story on Prewar Intel Is Finally Told: the CBS story remains very important as further evidence of the depths of the Bush administration’s deception.
In a world gone crazy : US says world safer, despite 11,000 attacks in '05: The U.S. war on terrorism has made the world safer, the State Department's counterterrorism chief said on Friday, despite more than 11,000 terrorist attacks worldwide last year that killed 14,600 people.
29.Apr.2006 Scheuer: US policy is bin Laden's 'indispensable ally' : Ex-CIA analyst says US policies in Islamic world have given boost to Al-Qaeda and its leaders.
29.Apr.2006 War pimp alert: US says Iran top terror sponsor : Iran is "the most active state sponsor of terrorism", according to the US state department's annual report on world terrorism.
29.Apr.2006 Iran enriched uranium defying UN: ElBaradei: Iran has failed to comply with a UN deadline to halt uranium enrichment, UN nuclear chief Mohamed ElBaradei said in a crunch report yesterday that opens the door to possible international sanctions.
29.Apr.2006 U.S. Diplomacy? McCain warns Russia, China on Iran : A leading U.S. senator warned Russia + China on Friday of damage to their relationship with the USA if they refused to go along with sanctions against Iran.
29.Apr.2006 Iran ignores nuclear deadline : Washington has not ruled out using military action against Iran and insists it is seeking diplomatic solutions.
But there have been claims US special forces are already in the country, and the US vice president, Dick Cheney, has said in recent weeks that defiance from Tehran would be met with "meaningful consequences".
29.Apr.2006 Blood Payments for Flawed Leadership By Mike Whitney
The latest blast came from an unlikely source, The Army Times”, which conducted a poll showing that 64% of enlisted men think Rumsfeld should tender his resignation immediately . Continue
29.Apr.2006 Of imperial presidents and congressional cowards By Patrick J. Buchanan
29.Apr.2006 One State Solution: A Greater Palestine?
Israel instead has created the strategic conditions, including a near Israeli public consensus, for the expulsion of the Palestinians from the West Bank. Continue
29.Apr.2006 18 Rich Families Pay For Campaign To Kill Estate Taxes - By Sabrina Eaton
29.Apr.2006 Nach IAEA-Bericht zu Iran: Bush verzichtet auf martialische Drohung
29.Apr.2006 Millionärsmesse: Luxus für alle!
"What happens when pirating a movie, an application, or a game is not enough for you? Well, you take the next step and pirate a whole company. It happened to Japanese electronics giant NEC. Counterfeiters had set up what amounted to a parallel NEC brand with links to a network of more than 50 electronics factories in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan."
"An artificial insect eye that could be used in ultra-thin cameras has been developed by scientists in the US.The dimpled eye, contains over 8,500 hexagonal lenses packed into an area the size of a pinhead. The dome-shaped structure, described in the journal Science, is similar to a bee's eye. The researchers, from the University of California, Berkeley, say the work may also shed light on how insects developed such complex, visual systems. Darpa is also funding this project with applications expected for digital cameras and high speed motion detectors."
"Business Week provides a look at the recent vote by the House Committee on Energy & Commerce, in which the FCC would have been given the power to prohibit discrimination of Internet traffic. The battlefield seems to be centered around which group has the better funded lobbyists, with companies such as Google, Yahoo, Microsoft + many others competing against the well funded Telecommunications lobbysts. The committee voted the amendment down, 34 to 22."
"New Scientist is reporting about a new speech recognition tool that promises to let programmers write clean code without ever having to lay a finger on their keyboard. 'The tool, called VoiceCode, has been developed to help programmers with repetitive strain injury (RSI). This is a common affliction for people who spend a lot of time using a keyboard or mouse and causes pain in muscles, tendons and nerves in a sufferer's arms and back. Some estimates suggest 22% of all US computer programmers, or 100,000 people, suffer from the condition.'"
28.Apr.2006 Der Fall Bush: Der Oberste Komiker der USA
Vulkan löschte Thera aus, nicht die minoische Kultur
Das Ergebnis der Untersuchung gleicht einer zackigen Linie über die Lebenszeit des Asts hinweg - bis hin zu dem Jahr, in dem die Borke vom heißen Lavaschaum verkohlt wurde. Die Forscher mussten zu diesen Zacken einen übereinstimmenden Abschnitt auf ihrer Kalibrierungskurve finden. Die Stelle, an der sie die Übereinstimmung fanden, weist auf die Jahre 1630 bis 1600 vor unserer Zeitrechnung hin.
"Wir haben nun das Rätsel von 100 Jahren Differenz zwischen historischer und archäologischer Datierung", sagt Kromer. Tatsächlich zweifeln Wissenschaftler schon länger an dem Eruptionszeitpunkt zwischen 1500 und 1520 vor Christus, den Archäologen und Historiker aus dem Vergleich zwischen Stammbäumen antiker Herrscher, alten Überlieferungen und Ausgrabungen abgeleitet hatten: Der dänische Glaziologe Claus Hammer hatte grönländische Eisschichten untersucht und den Ausbruch auf 1644 vor Christus datiert. Untersuchungen uralter Bäume in Irland und Kalifornien lieferten Hinweise für extrem kalte und feuchte Sommer in den 1620er Jahren vor Christus. Die Atmosphäre könnte von der vulkanischen Asche abgekühlt worden sein. Archäologen gruben auf Kreta spätminoische Keramik aus, die starke stilistische Veränderungen rund hundert Jahre vor dem Untergang der minoischen Kultur zeigt und als Hinweis für eine tiefgreifende Erschütterung der Gesellschaft interpretiert wird. Stuart Manning, der an der US-amerikanischen Cornell University 127 bronzezeitliche Holzproben aus der Ägäis untersucht hatte, spricht in der aktuellen "Science"-Ausgabe ebenfalls von einem Santorin-Ausbruch zwischen 1660 und 1613.
Das Ergebnis Friedrichs, Kromers und ihrer Kollegen nährt die Zweifel an der alten Lehrbuchmeinung, die minoische Kultur sei durch den Vulkanausbruch von Thera ("minoische Eruption") ausgelöscht worden. Möglicherweise hat die Katastrophe, die Akrotíri verschüttete und Thera zerstörte, bloß den Untergang einer Epoche eingeleitet - sie aber nicht mit einem Schlag beendet.
Washington - Die Kläger wollen erreichen, dass die Umweltschutzbehörde Epa künftig die Kontrolle über den Ausstoß von Treibhausgasen insbesondere bei Energieunternehmen übernimmt. Bislang halte die Behörde an ihrem Standpunkt fest, "es sei nicht ihr Job, die globale Erderwärmung zu bekämpfen", sagte ein Anwalt der Umweltschutzorganisation Sierra Club.
Nach Ansicht der Kläger habe die Verwaltung jedoch "sowohl eine gesetzliche als auch die moralische Pflicht", genau dies zu tun. Die Epa betrachtet das Treibhausgas Kohlendioxid nicht als Umweltverschmutzung.
Zu den Klägern gehören die Staaten Kalifornien, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont und Wisconsin sowie die Bezirke New York City und Columbia.
CO2 gehört zu den Gasen, die den Treibhauseffekt verursachen. Die USA sind für 25 Prozent des weltweiten CO2-Ausstoßes verantwortlich. Ihr Anteil an der Weltbevölkerung liegt dagegen unter fünf Prozent. Bush verweigert die Ratifizierung des Kyoto-Protokolls, das den Ausstoß des Gases reduzieren soll.
28.Apr.2006 Neue Geschäftsfelder: Microsoft will Hardware bauen
The order would require the government to begin turning over copies of documents two weeks after a verdict is returned in Moussaoui's trial.
The plaintiffs have struggled with the Transportation Security Administration to obtain pre-September 11 aviation security documents.
"It is amazing what some agencies think is secret," Brinkema said before issuing her order last month. "As a culture, we need to be careful not to be so wrapped up in secrecy that we lose track of our core values and laws."
The families' pursuit was triggered by the revelation early in the Moussaoui trial that TSA lawyer Carla Martin improperly coached witnesses. Martin, who had prepared aviation security documents and witnesses in the case, sent witnesses transcripts and commentary by e-mail, even though a court order required scheduled witnesses to ignore the proceedings.
Martin's e-mail chain revealed she had been communicating with airline attorneys + the families' attorneys suspected collusion.
To alarmed archaeologists, these "safari" digs - although legal - represent the wholesale destruction of the past. Stripping sites of their artifacts also strips the ability to learn what stories they could tell.
"These digs are like reading a book, ripping the pages out as you read and setting them on fire," said Kathleen Kilpatrick, the director of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. "It's an outrage."
A Mississippi belt plate alone will tell you nothing, Kilpatrick said. A belt plate whose position is documented in context could help reconstruct the flow of a historic fight, give insight into military strategy or, at a campsite, illuminate soldiers' living conditions.
By analyzing and dating the tree rings, Friedrich’s research team was able to pinpoint the age of the eruption more precisely than ever before, since the outermost ring was formed in roughly the same year that the volcano erupted.
The new timeframe for the eruption is between 1627 and 1600 B.C., a century earlier than archaeological studies have suggested.
“This was one of the biggest eruptions known to mankind + now we have a precise date for the first time,” Friedrich said.
“If the papers published this week in Science are correct, then a critical new historical context may explain aspects of the development, languages, literature, religion and mythology of the Aegean and the later Classical worlds,” said Sturt Manning of the Cornell University and the University of Reading in the United Kingdom, who is the lead author of one of the studies.
The new results suggest that the sophisticated and powerful Minoan civilization (featured in the legend of Theseus and the Minotaur) and several other pre-Homeric civilizations arose about a century earlier and lasted for longer than previously thought.
Scientists have discovered the remains of a single olive tree, buried alive during a massive volcanic eruption during the Late Bronze Age. A study that dates this tree, plus another study that dates a series of objects from before, during and after the eruption, now offer a new timeline for one of the earliest chapters of European civilization.
According to data analyzed by the scientists, the wave was felt on San Nicolas Island, northwest of San Clemente Island, at 8:40 a.m. It hit Solana Beach at 8:46 a.m., the western edge of the Cleveland National Forest at 8:47.30 and the eastern side of the Salton Sea at 8:53 a.m. From there, it appears to have dissipated.
Elizabeth Cochran, the lead researcher on the project, said the wave moved at 320 meters per second, roughly the speed that sound travels through the air. Its velocity was too slow to be that of an earthquake, she said.
Q. Why haven't we heard cockpit recordings nor seen the flight-data recording from the other three flights?
A. Government agencies have insisted that the "black boxes" (actually orange) found at the Pentagon were too badly damaged, while the four in New York were never recovered, which was a first.
However, the Daily News reported in 2004 that two Ground Zero rescue workers claimed they helped the FBI recover three of the four "black boxes" there. Last year, Philadelphia free-lance writer Dave Lindorff reported that a National Transportation Safety Board source told him: "Off the record, we had the boxes. You'd have to get the official word from the FBI as to where they are, but we worked on them here."
A. After several accounts, the government and a supporting 2005 article in Popular Mechanics said the mystery jet had been a Dassault Falcon 20 business jet owned by the VF Corp., a North Carolina clothing firm. The magazine said the jet was descending into Johnstown Airport and circled the crash site at the request of the Federal Aviation Administration.
But according to a June 24, 2004, article in Newsweek , "some on the [9/11] commission staff were, in fact, highly skeptical of the vice president's account and made their views clearer in an earlier draft of their staff report. According to one knowledgeable source, some staffers 'flat out didn't believe the call ever took place.' "
Some have even speculated this issue is why Bush and Cheney took the unusual step of testifying jointly to the 9/11 Commission.
"Unfortunately, we have yet to have a serious and honest investigation into what happened on 9/11," said Paul Thompson, the author of "The Terror Timeline: Year by Year, Day by Day, Minute by Minute."
Thompson believes that officials should still be held accountable for what he considers a flawed military response.
Here are some other questions:
"They also believed, as the families believed, that making this film an accurate account - not a conspiratorial effort - would help us," Greengrass told the Boston Herald recently. "It gave the film a veracity, an authenticity."
But while Greengrass tackled everything known about the flight - which the government believes was purposely crashed by its four al Qaeda hijackers because of the uprising by passengers who'd learned of the World Trade Center crashes - there were things the movie could not address.
Those are the unknowns of Flight 93.
America may still think of itself as the land of opportunity, but the chances of living a rags-to-riches life are a lot lower than elsewhere in the world, according to a new study published on Wednesday.
This may be a key to learning about possible lifeforms in outer space. With video.
A study that dates this tree, plus another study that dates a series of objects from before, during and after the eruption, now offer a new timeline for one of the earliest chapters of European civilization.
27.Apr.2006 Ron Wyden (D-OR) Filibuster;
the GOP wants to force it into committee where it will, of course, die. 4/28
He also brings up the fascinating but very important point that Iran cannot be building nuclear weapons because this expressly violates Islamic law.
But what appeared to be a tangled inside job is even more inside than that. It appears that the puppet is not Ahmadinejad, but may be instead the US media.
Read the WSJ piece carefully + you'll see that writer Scot Paltrow goes out of his way to avoid assigning gender-revelatory pronouns to the "escorts."
As I noted in a previous piece (scroll down to "Finally, our story goes gay"), the Washington Blade identified Cunningham -- who has made some rabidly anti-homosexual pronouncements
Wade says his mentor and fellow Cunningham briber Brent Wilkes had set up the ring -- rented the hotel rooms, found the limousine company and the hookers.
We've heard for months that other congressfolk were involved, but so far, the only name we have is Cunningham's.
Second, the Wall Street Journal and TPM Muckraker report that the juiciest aspect of the scandal will soon burst wide upon.
Deutschland besser vorbereitet als 2005
Der Chef des Berliner Robert-Koch-Instituts (RKI), Reinhard Kurth, sieht Deutschland besser auf eine Pandemie vorbereitet als noch vor einem halben Jahr.
"Wenn wir noch zwei bis vier Jahre Zeit hätten, wäre es aber besser", sagte Kurth.
Ohne verfügbaren Impfstoff rechnet Kurth mit bis zu 30 Prozent Infizierten in der Bevölkerung, etwa 360.000 Einweisungen in Krankenhäuser und 96.000 Todesfällen.
Ein Impfstoff gegen ein Pandemie-Virus für Menschen könne erst fertig gestellt werden, wenn sich ein derartiges Virus tatsächlich gebildet hat.
Vorsorgemaßnahmen seien der Verzicht auf Massenveranstaltungen, gute Handhygiene und die Einschränkung von sozialen Kontakten.
Doch zum Ärger der Schotten gibt es offenbar noch ältere Zeugnisse chinesischer Golfleidenschaft:
00.000.1271-00.000.1368 -Yuan-Dynastie- Auf einem Wandgemälde -aus der ()- werden ebenfalls Schläger geschwungen.
00.000.1282 -angeblich aus dem Jahr- Auch eine Chuiwan-Spielanleitung- wird in der Ausstellung gezeigt. Es dürfte sich dabei um die älteste bekannte Anleitung eines Golf-ähnlichen Spiels handeln.
27.Apr.2006 Pandemie-Simulation: Kranke isolieren, Grenzen schließen
27.Apr.2006 Interview zum Atomstreit mit Iran: "Die russische Option ist die einzig denkbare"
Besonders betroffen sind dabei Mobiltelefone, die in derartigen Abhöraktionen so gut wie immer einbezogen werden: Deutsche Richter gaben im letzten Jahr 42.011 entsprechende Genehmigungen.
Das Handy bietet mit Prepaid-Karten + der Möglichkeit parallel gehaltener Verträge die Möglichkeit häufiger Nummernwechsel + damit scheinbaren Schutz.
Für die Fahnder hat die "mobile Wanze" dagegen das Abhören enorm vereinfacht und ermöglicht unter anderem sogar das Erstellen von Bewegungsprofilen der Abgehörten - Fahnders Traum.
Prinzipiell lassen sich Handys sogar zum aktiven Abhören eines Raumes nutzen, ohne das der Abgehörte von sich aus eine Verbindung aktiviert hätte.
Die Gesamtzahl der Anträge auf Überwachung wird dagegen mit dieser Statistik nicht erfasst.
Confident as ever in the power of rational thought (and in himself), he has undertaken the mission of reengineering U.S. elections.
More specifically, he has developed a strategy to effectively eliminate the American electoral college.
Here s how it works : Since the Constitution allows each state to assign its electors any way it chooses, a critical mass of states could pledge to assign its electors to vote for the winner of the nationwide popular vote.
In theory, as few as 11 states could make this work.
The plan is slowly gaining traction among politicians and pundits + a bill was recently introduced in the Illinois legislature that would make that state the first to back the plan.
Distinct from theater wars, "constabulary functions" imply a form of global military policing using various instruments of military intervention including punitive bombings and the sending in of US Special Forces, etc. It goes beyond the "preemptive war doctrine": the constabulory operations are predicated on US military intervention in countries which are acknowledged as not constituting a threat to US national security.
The PNAC outlines a roadmap of conquest. The PNAC blueprint also outlines a consistent framework of war propaganda. One year before 9/11, the PNAC called for "some catastrophic and catalyzing event, like a new Pearl Harbor," which would serve to galvanize US public opinion in support of a war agenda.
"Some of Canada's best known musicians, including Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlin, Sum 41 + Barenaked Ladies, have formed a new copyright coalition. The artists say in a press release that they oppose file sharing lawsuits, the use of DRM + DMCA-style legislation and that they want record labels to stop claiming that they represent their views."
Março 20, 2006 As fontes do Direito Comunitário originário: os Tratados comunitários e da União Europeia
Quando analisamos as fontes de direito comunitário primário ou originário , também dito convencional , estamo–nos a referir aos Tratados comunitários e da União Europeia.
Não é o Tribunal de Justiça da União Europeia que vai «decidir» o processo onde a questão prejudicial seja suscitada.
Qualquer processo onde seja suscitada uma questão que exija um reenvio prejudicial decorre ante juízes nacionais e será sempre por estes decidida.
A instância jurisdicional comunitária «apenas» delibera sobre a questão prejudicial que lhe for colocada (seja a determinação de validade de uma dada norma jurídica seja a sua correcta interpretação), competindo-lhe «devolver» o processo ao juiz nacional, com a questão prejudicial resolvida, devendo o juiz nacional decidir em última instância.
O reenvio prejudicial pretende garantir que em todo e qualquer processo que decorra perante um juiz nacional,
sempre que se suscitar um problema de aplicação de uma norma de direito comunitário,
e sempre que surgirem dúvidas sobre a validade e/ou a correcta interpretação dessa mesma norma de direito comunitário,
a decisão final (quer quanto à questão da validade quer quanto à questão da interpretação) seja garantida pelo Tribunal de Justiça da União Europeia.
investir as autoridades nacionais (judiciais e administrativas) da competência de, em primeira instância, aplicarem o direito comunitário.
O que significa que, na prática, os tribunais nacionais funcionam como verdadeiros tribunais comuns de direito comunitário.
Ora, o povo, pode ser explorado, mas acaba sempre por triunfar. Vivam os comentadores livres!
Portugal condenado por violação do artigo 14º, nº 3 al. d) do Pacto Internacional sobre os Direitos Civis e Políticos
porque, segundo ele, ninguém cumpre o segredo de justiça [vd. jornalistas], logo não faz sentido manter esta "hipocrisia nacional" (creio que são estas as palavras).
Aliás, esse facto poderá indiciar a sua forte utilidade.
Um exemplo extremo : sera necessaário acabar com a hipocrisia nacional que representa o homicídio, uma vez que o art.131º e ss. do C. Penal são sistematicamente violados...
Três magistrados portugueses que estavam a trabalhar em Timor-Leste ao serviço das Nações Unidas apresentaram ontem a demissão, depois de terem sido classificados de "colonialistas" pelo ministro do Interior local.
De acordo com os relatos da imprensa timorense,
Rogério Lobato criticou as alegadas faltas ao trabalho dos magistrados, que, segundo o ministro, preferem viajar em vez de trabalhar nos casos que lhes estão distribuídos nos tribunais.
"Eles vêm para Timor para ganhar muito dinheiro para passarem férias ou para trabalhar?
Isso é o que eu pergunto", questionou o governante timorense.
O ministro Rogério Lobato, que classificou o comportamento dos magistrados em causa de "colonialista",
aproveitou para solicitar ao procurador-geral da república, Longuinhos Monteiro - que estava ao seu lado na conferência de imprensa -, que "controle a sua gente", especialmente os procuradores. (...)
Diese Resultate lassen vermuten, dass einige Tiere die grundsätzliche Fähigkeit zur Erkennung solcher grammatischen Muster mit dem Menschen teilen, sagte Gentner.
Das Experiment zeige, dass Sprache und das Erkenntnisvermögen von Tieren weitaus komplizierter ist, als Forscher jemals angenommen haben, sagte Jeffrey Elman, Kognitionswissenschaftler aus San Diego.
Es zeige auch, dass es kein "einzelnes Wundermittel" gibt, das den Menschen vom Tier unterscheidet. stx/AP/ddp
Die Wissenschaftler untersuchten ein Merkmal, das in allen menschlichen Sprachen zu finden ist: die sogenannte Rekursion.
Diese Struktur erlaubt es, Wörter oder Sätze ineinander einzubetten.
So kann beispielsweise der Satz "Das Buch ist sehr spannend" in die komplexere Struktur "Das Buch, das auf dem Tisch liegt, ist sehr spannend" umgeformt werden.
Theoretisch lässt sich diese Verschachtelung unendlich oft weiterführen. Verschachtelungen zu bilden und zu verstehen, gestanden Linguisten bisher ausschließlich Menschen zu.
Auch galt die Rekursion als vielleicht einziges Merkmal, das nur in der menschlichen Sprache zu finden ist und diese somit einzigartig macht.
b) A constituição, instituição ou estabelecimento em Portugal da ... em todas as matérias relacionadas com a aplicação da Lei de Liberdade Religiosa, ... www.ateismo.net/documentos.php?doc=liberdade_religiosa
imprensa Tem-se dito que o "segredo de justiça está hoje desvalorizado em quase todos os países" e que "em Portugal o processo é secreto durante demasiado tempo, ... www.cidadevirtual.pt/asjp/jurisp/imprensa.html
O Gabinete de Sua Excelência o Secretário de Estado da Justiça , ...
exigindo-se um requisito para aplicação desta medida que em si mesmo é a negação da sua ... www.pgr.pt/portugues/grupo_soltas/pub/csmp/29/anexo3.htm
A velha máxima "a demora na justiça significa a negação da justiça " pode ser particularmente verdadeira, especialmente no caso de uma situação na área de ... usinfo.state.gov/journals/itdhr/1299/ijdp/steen.htm
27.Apr.2006 Ekelfund: Inder entdeckt Kondom in Cola-Flasche
But the reasons for its success may be a whole lot stranger. Commentary by Clive Thompson.
The dog did not bark.
11.Sep.2001-If the events of- 9-11 were truly a surprise to the USA Government then there is no way the Secret Service could have known there wasn't a hijacked or stolen plane heading towards Booker Elementary School that very second.
That's their job.
That's what they do in the case of a real surprise attack withmany unknowns.
They don't do anything else.
But the Secret Service did nothing.
The dog did not bark.
Nobody could have safely assumed he was not a target.
How did he know? Because the dog did not bark.
The only person who could have committed the crime without arousing the dog was someone the dog knew as a friend, the dog's owner.
Police investigating the Labour Party's funding have arrested one of Prime Minister Tony Blair's former aides.
The U.K. leader faces continual rebellions in Parliament.
His next-door neighbor wants his job.
And his political fate rests in the hands of just one man.
They had open lines after the World Trade Center was..." -
Vice President Dick Cheney [NBC News]
27.Apr.2006 W/Spy-Former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley investigated for leaking CIA names Former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley investigated for leaking CIA names
This is a big wake-up call for defenders of free speech in the USA, an urgent one + worrisomely little known. Embedded deep in H.R. 683—“The Trademark Dilution Revision Act,” which awaits what may well be a last look in the U.S. House of ...
26.Apr.2006 Kim Petersen: There is No “Israel Lobby”: Those people of conscience who dare to rebuke the crimes committed by the Zionists must not cower at the insidious Zionist tactic of smearing its critics as “anti-Semites.”
26.Apr.2006 Israeli Press: Top White House posts go to Jews : "He is simply appointing the best people for the job," said Nathan Diament, who heads the Washington office of the Orthodox Union. Another Jewish activist added that he "wouldn't read too much into it."
26.Apr.2006 Nick Clifford : Where Is The Outrage?: When an award winning play is prevented from being staged in New York due to pressure, some might to call it intimidation, from a section of the community that has determined it has the right to determine what all New Yorkers should or should not see –we have to ask which is worse - the suppression of legitimate theatre or the lack of outrage among Americans at large?
26.Apr.2006 Israel steals over 80 % of Palestinian water: Head of the Palestinian water resources management Ahmad Al-Yaqoubi said Israel is stealing more than 80 % of the Palestinian water and that the separation wall will give Israel the control on water resources.
The Pentagon plans to release nearly a third of those held at the prison for terror suspects here because they pose no threat to U.S. security
26.Apr.2006 EU Cites CIA Kidnapping, Secret Flights : European lawmakers said Wednesday they had discovered a ``widespread regular practice'' of human rights violations by the CIA in Europe.
26.Apr.2006 Rice fails to win Greek support on Iran : Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, has won no public pledge of support from Greece for punitive sanctions against Tehran, as thousands protested on the streets of Athens against her visit.
26.Apr.2006 ‘No plans to use Pak land in Iran attack’ : The US has said it has no plans to use Pakistani territory to launch operations in the likelihood of any decision to attack Iran
26.Apr.2006 Azerbaijani President Rules Out Participating in Action Against Iran : President Aliyev told the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington Wednesday that his country + Iran have an agreement that forbids aggression from either side.
26.Apr.2006 Russia ignores U.S., delivers nuclear fuel to India: Russia has delivered fresh nuclear fuel for two Indian reactors, ignoring a U.S. request for a delay until rules are formally changed to allow such transfers, American officials said in recent interviews.
26.Apr.2006 Iran Unable To Block Hormuz : The Center for Strategic and International Studies said the Iranian Navy, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, has failed to procure the platforms or weapons required to block the Straits of Hormuz, the passage for 60 % of the world's oil trade
26.Apr.2006 Impeaching Bush, State by State: Forget bird flu, impeachment is spreading across the nation, state by state.
26.Apr.2006 Iran-Israel Linkage By Bush Seen As Threat : President Bush is risking a backlash that could injure the Jewish community — and his own cause — by repeatedly citing Israel as his top rationale for possible U.S. military conflict with Iran, Jewish leaders and Middle East analysts warned this week.
26.Apr.2006 Eric Margolis: America's Carrhae: Today, no Washington official will yet admit it, but the U.S. has suffered a major strategic defeat in Iraq by failing to achieve its political objective of turning it into an obedient colony.
The generals’ revolt reflects this unspoken fact and is clearly intended to lay blame for the Iraq fiasco where it belongs – the White House.
26.Apr.2006 Crisis building in White House over Iraq war: A week ago, it was the generals. Now it's the colonels and majors and captains. Moreover, these officers are in uniform and have none of the security from retribution of the generals who had all already retired.
26.Apr.2006 Iraqi Strife Seeping Into Saudi Kingdom : "Saudi Sunnis are defending Iraqi Sunnis + Saudi Shiites are defending Iraqi Shiites," said Hassan Saffar, Saudi Arabia's most influential Shiite cleric. "There's a fear that it will cause a struggle here."
26.Apr.2006 Senate diverts some Iraq war money for borders, port security : The Senate voted Wednesday to divert some of the money President Bush requested for the war in Iraq to instead increase patrols against illegal immigrants on the nation's borders and provide the Coast Guard with new boats and helicopters.
The responsibility of creating a situation in Iraq in which war crimes are the norm and not the exception lies squarely with the officers and commanders of the US Army, starting with the Commander in Chief, George W. Bush. Continued
26.Apr.2006 The $2-Trillion War - By Craig Lambert
26.Apr.2006 The Biggest Gas Station on Earth -By Mike Whitney
26.Apr.2006 Is Our Democracy Sleepwalking Into a Nightmare? - By Gene Lyons
26.Apr.2006 Genocide - By Norma Sherry
For years we’ve watched as religious disagreements waged on as wars destroying entire nations . Continue
26.Apr.2006 Rove likely to be indicted: Testifies in leak case -By James Vicini and Andy Sullivan
00.000.1963 Humble was approached by Tidewater Oil Company, ... Both Exxon and Mobil were descendants of the old John D. Rockefeller monopoly, Standard Oil. ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exxon_Mobil
26.Apr.2006 Mary McCarthy is the Winner of this Week's BuzzFlash "Wings of Justice Award"
26.Apr.2006 Conservatives Bow to Industry, Block Amendment to Scan All Shipping Containers. Between Greed and National Security, Republicans Choose Greed. Why does the GOP Hate America? 4/27
26.Apr.2006 Trier: Polizeikommissar überfällt Bank
"A company may soon offer American motorists a new option to save on high gas prices -- vehicles powered by lithium batteries. From the article: 'Just plug in these cars for about five hours or so and you'll get about 300 miles on a single charge.' The vehicles cost about $35,000 or about double what buyers would pay for a gas-powered model." Relatedly acidrain writes to tell us The BBC is reporting that a prototype of the new "Clever car" (Compact Low Emission Vehicle for Urban Transport) is starting to make the rounds on European test tracks. The car is one meter wide and less polluting than normal vehicles. It has a top speed of 100 km/h (60mph) and uses a novel tilting chassis to make it safe and maneuverable.
"Mercury News is reporting that a neural interface for gaming may be in the not-so-distant future thanks to at least two start-ups developing this technology. From the article: 'The goal is to create game console add-ons costing less than $100. Some of the game play features can be conscious -- such as forcing someone to concentrate in order to drive a car faster or toss something at an enemy. Others can be subconscious. The game could slow down, for instance, if the sensors pick up an increase in anxiety, Lee said. The company hasn't set a timetable for the product launches of its customers.'"
Richard ap Meryk (in Welsh, Richard, son of Meryk (originally Meurig , equivalent to Maurice in English)) was born in Weston-under-Penyard, near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire in England, and was descended from the family of the Earl of Gwent. The name was anglicised to become Amerike.
It is believed that Amerike may have been one of the principal investors in the building of Cabot's ship, the Matthew .
The letter also states that they had many names for headlands and harbours. Rodney Broome and others suggest that one of these names may have been "America".
Am Rande der Gespräche ist die Unterzeichnung mehrerer Abkommen geplant, so zwischen der Deutschen Bahn und der russischen Bahn sowie zwischen Gasprom und BASF.
Soros schreibt weiter, Europa sei zur Deckung seines Gasbedarfes von einem Monopolkonzern abhängig geworden, der nicht zögere, seine Macht "in unlauterer und willkürlicher Weise einzusetzen".
Die EU-Staaten seien gezwungen, um das Wohlwollen Russlands zu buhlen. Kurzfristig lasse sich diese Situation kaum mehr umkehren, bedauert Soros.
Wenn Europa zusammenhalte und Russland zur Ratifizierung der Europäischen Energiecharta dränge, könne das Machtverhältnis aber wieder ausgeglichen werden.
das der persönlichen Bereicherung von Beteiligten und der politischen Erpressung der Nachbarstaaten diene, schreibt Soros in einem Gastbeitrag für die "Financial Times".
Er kritisiert, dass Gasprom zu einem machtvollen Instrument großmachtorientierter russischer Außenpolitik geworden sei.
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26.Apr.2006 White House Press Corps to Get a Snow Job. Tony Snow to OutFOX Obsequious WH Propaganda Reporters. 4/26
26.Apr.2006 Rumsfeld's Incompetent Folly Continues Like Multiple Train Wrecks. We Need New Conductors Not a New War. Rumsfeld Now Says success in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are key to containing what he said were ``extreme impulses'' coming from Iran, a country he tied to the American-led war on terrorism.
Das gallische Lutetia suchen Archäologen nicht dort, wo römische und einheimische Bausubstanz sich vermischen. Der Sainte-Geneviève-Hügel komme dafür nicht in Frage.
Jean Paul Demoule von der Nationalen Archäologie-Institut Inrap sagte: "Die Römer zogen es vor, unberührte Stellen zu besiedeln. Sie bauten ihre Städte oft neben denen der Gallier."
Call these undecided House Energy & Commerce Committee members and say six words: "Keep the internet as it is."
26.Apr.2006 Umfrage: Union sinkt auf Jahrestief
"The MIT Technology Review is reporting that Prism Solar Technologies has developed a technique to use holograms to concentrate light onto photovoltaic (PV) cells. While the implementation is only about a 10x increase over PV cells without collectors such as mirrors/lenses (mirror/lens approaches can do 100-1000x), it is a great deal simpler, more compact + cheaper. Also because of the concentration, there is less need for physical PV cell real estate compared to crystalline PV silicon cells of similar output."
The Anti-Empire Report
Your War Channel-all war-all the time-24/7-25/8-round the clock-breaking only for commercials for Halliburton and Bechtel
U.S. stocks fell the most in two weeks as unexpected increases in consumer confidence and home sales heightened concern that the Federal Reserve will keep lifting interest rates.
The leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, said mujahideen were fighting on despite a three-year "crusader" war, according to a rare video of him posted on the Internet on Tuesday.
President Bush's job approval rating in Connecticut plunged to a record-low 24 % this month, one of the most dismal showings in the nation - and ...
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged Cyprus on Tuesday to support Turkey's efforts to join the European Union, during a visit to Athens marked by violent protests.
In the poll, 77 % of those responding favored allowing illegal immigrants who have been in USA for more than five years to stay and apply for citizenship if they have a job + pay a fine and back taxes.
Tim World events - Iran, iraq, Venezuala, nigeria + Chad - suggest threats to strategic petroleum that would suggest maximum strategic petroleum reserves woul dbe a good idea. Even better since the warm winter made for a warm Gulf of Mexico, where hurricaine season starts soon.
The comment about refining being the bottleneck was perfect. Not filling the SPR lowers crude prices, not gas + basically subsidizes the Chinese in filling their SPR.
This is just the move of an unpopular Pres/'Decider' panicking about upcoming elections. Let's call the oil execs before Congress again so they can explain to the Republicans how markets work.
I watched my energy stocks tank after W said whatever he said. We're not going to be putting a tiny bit of oil in the SPR that there is no refining capacity for anyway? Hydrogen and stuff. Is Wall Street that stupid? Signs point to yes!
I guess though, if we're not filling up the SPR, the whole Iran thing won't be happening? Because a smart strategest would top it off before starting another war in the mid east . . . uh oh . . .
"Ever wondered whether a scientific paper was actually written by a robot? A new program developed by researchers at Indiana University promises to tell you one way or the other.
It was actually developed in response to a prank by MIT researchers who generated a paper from random bits of text and got it accepted for a conference."
President Bush on Tuesday ordered a temporary suspension of environmental rules for gasoline, making it easier for refiners to meet demand + possibly dampen prices at the pump.
He also halted for the summer the purchase of crude oil for the government's emergency reserve.
The entire purpose of trademark law is not about "ownership" of your trademark, but to prevent consumer confusion. That is, so that one company can'...
Lately everyone has been talking about a tiered internet, though it seems there are other problems on the horizon as well. PCMag has the latest sound-off from the new SavetheInternet.com coalition. From the article: "Vint Cerf, so-called 'father' of the Internet, is among the big names and organizations that have come together to create the SavetheInternet.com Coalition, which hosted a national conference call [yesterday]. [...] [yesterday's] conference call is one of the coalition's many campaign tactics to emphasize the importance of 'Net neutrality,' the concept of a free and open Internet."
The main topic of conversation was the latest bill from congress, the "Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancements Act of 2006."
The plan was authored by Rep. Marlin Schneider, D-Wisconsin Rapids and Gov. Jim Doyle plans to sign the bill.
The bill still leaves an opening for voluntary chipping."
Slashdot covered one instance of mandatory microchip implants back in February.
but that has never been done before: turn the level playing field of today's Internet into a sort of class-system environment, in which packets sent by companies that pay more get preferential treatment."
Former Helmut Schmidt cabinet member, 25-year German Parliamentarian and global intelligence expert Andreas Von Bulow says that the 9/11 attack was run by the highest levels of the US intelligence apparatus using WTC Building 7 as a command bunker which was later demolished in order to destroy the crime scene.
Today, the price is $2.91, a 100 % increase over the course of the Bush presidency. [AAA Fuel Gauge Report, 25.Apr.2006 ]
Each week, half a million loyal readers look to the LA Weekly as the first + last word in news + entertainment + culture + lifestyle.
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25.Okt.2004 Flüchtlingspolitik: Schily empört über US-Asyl-Urteil .
25.Okt.2004 Umfrage: Bush [BGW968] wieder knapp vor Kerry [KFJ966] ... alfatomega.com/noname36.html
25.Apr.2006 BuzzFlash.com Interviews Rabbi Michael Lerner on "The Left Hand of God." Why We Should Champion and Proclaim Progressive Spiritual Values.
25.Apr.2006 "Rampant anti-American sentiments overseas cost the U.S. travel industry billions a year in lost revenues." 4/26
25.Apr.2006 Bush to Suspend Oil Reserve Deposits : Bush also announced steps to ease environmental standards governing fuel grades.
Tony Soldo: Warporations: It's time for Washington D.C. to give big oil some tough love...
25.Apr.2006 Pentagon Strike: What hit the Pentagon On 9/11
25.Apr.2006 Heading toward a deficit disaster: Last year, the “official” federal budget deficit was $319 billion, bringing D.C.’s total public debt to $4.6 trillion.
25.Apr.2006 Debt is cheating our children’s future: If we think we have it bad, our children and grandchildren face potential tax and financial burdens that will be crippling if nothing is done to reduce our nation’s growing debt.
25.Apr.2006 Retirement Insecurity: United Airlines, Bethlehem Steel, Motorola, Lockheed Martin, IBM, Hewlett Packard, along with many other pillars of our economy, have frozen their pension plans, insisting they cannot afford to keep their promises.
25.Apr.2006 Clashes in Athens as Rice visits : Athens police have fired teargas during a clash with anti-war demonstrators protesting against a visit by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
25.Apr.2006 Israel's nuclear ambitions: It's a pity that the Israeli experts, instead of proposing to "invest more heavily" in reponses to nuclear threats, appear to not have considered the much simpler and cheaper option of making the whole of the Middle East a nuclear-free zone.
25.Apr.2006 Gaza: severe food shortage : Nothing is entering or leaving Gaza + now the funds to purchase what is available there are also drying up, bringing the dire situation of its people to a new and febrile crisis.
25.Apr.2006 Phased Ethnic Cleansing: The international community has an imperative moral obligation to pressure countries that are currently aiding Israel.
25.Apr.2006 Touching the third rail: Israel was born at midnight (local time) May 14, 1948. US recognition followed 11 minutes later. A geopolitical honeymoon lasted until 1956 when Israel, France and Britain secretly joined forces, without informing president Eisenhower, to invade Egypt to wrest back control of the Suez Canal nationalized by president Nasser
25.Apr.2006 In case you missed it: Truman Adviser Recalls May 14,1948 US Decision to Recognize Israel : With US President George Bush increasingly frustrated by the Israeli-Palestinian problem, a new generation of Americans is asking an old question: Why must the US deal with this seemingly intractable dispute?
25.Apr.2006 In case you missed it: U.S. Intervention in the Middle East : This partial chronology of U.S. intervention in the Middle East illustrates the lengths to which the U.S. power structure has gone to gain and maintain U.S. domination of the Middle East--a region considered key to the U.S.'s standing as an imperialist world power.
25.Apr.2006 In Moscow, buzz over arms race II : An article in the current issue of US journal "Foreign Affairs" rang alarm bells in Moscow this month. "The Rise of US Nuclear Primacy" argues that the deterioration of Russia's nuclear arsenal, coupled with recent US technology breakthroughs, means Russia can no longer count on deterring the US with its nuclear capabilities.
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's War 2390
Cost of America's War in Iraq
Those national elections, especially the last two, only looked legitimate to most people, but not to those who know + understand how the system works. Here's how it really works. Continued
25.Apr.2006 The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time
The book tracks the radical neo-liberal economic program the Bush administration has tried to impose on Iraq, which threatens to leave Iraq's economy + oil reserves largely in the hands of multinational corporations.
25.Apr.2006 Slaughterhouse -By Mike Whitney
25.Apr.2006 Inhuman Behavior A chaplain's view of torture -By Kermit D. Johnson
When this happens, when the critical attitude of the individual is squelched, this permits the nation, as Niebuhr observed, to use "power without moral constraint." -
I believe this has been the case, particularly since 9/11, in the treatment of prisoners under U.S. custody. Continued
25.Apr.2006 32 Kidnapped recruits found shot : There have now been at least 70 killings since Jawad al-Maliki was formally appro-ached on Saturday to head a national unity government.
25.Apr.2006 At Least 15 Killed In Continuing Violence : Gunmen killed four people, including an eight-year-old girl, in separate incidents in religiously mixed Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.
25.Apr.2006 Robert Dreyfuss : A Paper Lid On Iraq's Volcano: Jawad al-Maliki is the final nail in Iraq’s coffin.
25.Apr.2006 Shiite militias move into oil-rich Kirkuk : Hundreds of Shiite Muslim militiamen have deployed in recent weeks to this restive city -
- widely considered the most likely flash point for an Iraqi civil war -- vowing to fight any attempt to shift control over Kirkuk to the Kurdish-governed north
25.Apr.2006 Turkish military action in Iraq will take place if needed: According to Turkey's Anadolu Agency, Ozkok said since article 51 of the UN Charter allows beyond-the-border military action,
Turkey might enter Iraq to eliminate Kurdish separatists.
25.Apr.2006 Insurgents cripple Iraq oil sector - inspector: Insurgents have succeeded in crippling Iraq's energy industry and the government has ignored calls for help in the battle against corruption and smuggling, the oil ministry's inspector general said on Tuesday.
25.Apr.2006 Build your own Iraqi police squad for a little cash : I raq. Military uniforms, guns and even police vehicles are easily available to all comers in the markets of Baghdad.
25.Apr.2006 U.S. finds itself fighting the enemy within : After the project had burned up all of the $75.7 million allocated to it, the work came to a complete halt.
25.Apr.2006 U.S. ambassador warns of long stay in Iraq: Khalilzad, predicted the long-term American effort to "shape the future of this region" will continue regardless of which party controls the White House, how many troops remain in Iraq and what tactics and strategies are employed.
25.Apr.2006 We're Staying! : The Evidence Shows the US Isn't Leaving
25.Apr.2006 US will go for other states after Iran and Iraq, says Margolis: Renowned American journalist Eric Margolis has said that the US will “go for” Pakistan and Saudi Arabia after Iraq and Iran.
25.Apr.2006 Rumsfeld : Iraq and Afghan occupation key to containing Iran: US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Monday that the USA must persevere in Iraq + Afghanistan
to contain "the extreme impulses that we see emanating from Iran."
25.Apr.2006 War pimp alert: Iran 'greatest threat to Jews' : The Israeli defence minister today said Iran's nuclear programme was the biggest threat to Jews "since Hitler".
Those national elections, especially the last two, only looked legitimate to most people, but not to those who know and understand how the system works. Here's how it really works. Continued
25.Apr.2006 The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time
The book tracks the radical neo-liberal economic program the Bush administration has tried
The paradox is that patriotism can transmute individual unselfishness into national egoism.
When this happens, when the critical attitude of the individual is squelched, this permits the nation, as Niebuhr observed, to use "power without moral constraint." -
25.Apr.2006 CIA-Geheimtransporte: Guantanamo-Anwalt berichtet von Flügen aus Deutschland
25.Apr.2006 Horrorfilm extrem: Massaker im Multiplex
25.Apr.2006 Blogger-Vergehen: Pulitzer-Preisträger kommentierte sich selbst
Der Leipziger Wolkensimulator hat seine erste künstliche Wolke erzeugt.
Das neu eingeweihte Gerät empfindet nach, wie in der Atmosphäre aus Wasser und Staub weiße Schäfchen- oder graue Sturmwolken werden.
Die erste im Labor erzeugte Wolke würde ein Laie nicht als solche erkennen:
Doch in dem millimeterdünnen roten Glasrohr bilden Wassertropfen und Staubpartikel jene Mixtur, aus denen Schäfchen-, Feder-, Haufen- und alle anderen Wolken bestehen, die wir am Himmel beobachten können.
Da dort eine Untersuchung Klimaforschern und Meteorologen einige Probleme bereiten würde, erzeugen sie sich von nun an Laborwolken - im Leipzig Aerosol Cloud Interaction Simulator (Lacis).
BP's net fell 15% as soaring oil prices failed to offset the impact of a drop in oil and gas output, a Texas refinery shutdown and higher tax charges.
That's why integrity commands us to disclose conflicts, so that what we say, and who we appear to be, are in synch. Change the appearance if necessary."
PS: A simple search reveals 521 instances of "integrity" on this site. No need to guess, or look in the dictionary to find out how I use the term.
25.Apr.2006 Like many of you, whenever we used to watch those appeals for contributions on PBS, we'd get irritated. But now we understand.
25.Apr.2006 Chicago Tribune: American tax dollars and the wartime needs of the U.S. military are fueling an illicit pipeline of cheap foreign labor, mainly impoverished Asians who often are deceived, exploited and put in harm's way in Iraq with little protection. 4/24
25.Apr.2006 In case you missed it: William Blum: A Brief History of U.S. Interventions - 1945 to 1999 : - The engine of American foreign policy has been fueled not by a devotion to any kind of morality, but rather by the necessity to serve other imperatives, which can be summarized as follows:
25.Apr.2006 Iran to cancel 960 mln euro petrochemical deal with Linde, Hyundai, Technip: Iran plans to cancel a 960 mln eur contract with companies from France, Germany and South Korea to build a new petrochemical plant, an oil ministry report said Monday.
25.Apr.2006 Jordanian King to Israel: Give Up Your Nukes : Jordan’s King Abdullah said Monday that Israel should disarm its nuclear weapons in the wake of international pressure on Iran to end its uranium enrichment program.
Joining Illinois, California has become the second state in which a proposal to impeach President Bush has been introduced in the state legislature. And this one includes Cheney as well. Continued
New York - Das Militär habe widerrechtlich persönliche Angaben von Jugendlichen mit einem Alter ab 16 Jahren zu lange und mit zu vielen persönlichen Details gespeichert, heißt es in gestern bei einem Bundesgericht in New York eingereichten Klage. So seien unter anderem unerlaubterweise Rasse, ethnische Zugehörigkeit und Geschlecht erfasst worden. Die zuständige Sprecherin des US-Militärs war zunächst nicht zu erreichen.
AP Rumsfeld: Pentagon-Chef unter Druck
Physicist says heat substance felled WTC
Extremely hot fires caused structures to fail, BYU expert says
By Suzanne Dean
EPHRAIM — A Brigham Young University physicist said he now believes an incendiary substance called thermite, bolstered by sulfur, was used to generate exceptionally hot fires at the World Trade Center on 9/11, causing the structural steel to fail and the buildings to collapse.
"It looks like thermite with sulfur added, which really is a very clever idea," Steven Jones, professor of physics at BYU, told a meeting of the Utah Academy of Science, Arts and Letters at Snow College Friday.
The government requires standard explosives to contain tag elements enabling them to be traced back to their manufacturers. But no tags are required in aluminum and iron oxide, the materials used to make thermite, he said. Nor, he said, are tags required in sulfur.
Jones is co-chairman, with James H. Fetzer, a distinguished professor of philosophy at the University of Minnesota of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, a group of college faculty members who believe conspirators other than pilots of the planes were directly involved in bringing down New York's Trade Towers.
The group, which Jones said has 200 members, maintains a Web site at www.st911.org. A 40-page paper by Jones, along with other peer-reviewed and non-reviewed academic papers, are posted on the site.
24.Apr.2006 Turkey ball game staff suspended A food company suspends six staff after workers are filmed playing "bat and ball" with live turkeys.
"According MSNBC article, a judge has ruled in favor of a worker that was repeatedly warned for surfing the internet on company time. Only a "reprimand" is a fitting punishment - not termination. From the article: 'It should be observed that the Internet has become the modern equivalent of a telephone or a daily newspaper, providing a combination of communication and information that most employees use as frequently in their personal lives as for their work.'"
NewScientist is reporting that scientists have discovered complex nanoscale structures that have successfully protected rats from anthrax. From the article: "The technique relies on using tiny 'peptide' molecules, stuck onto one large molecule, which bind to toxins and prevent them from causing damage. They do this in much the same way that two Lego bricks might fit together - with several studs from the binding molecule slotting into + so blocking, the sites on a toxin molecule which are needed to cause damage."
"Yahoo! News is reporting that in the military's continuing search for better sensory input they have started looking at the tongue as a 'superior transmitter'. From the article: 'A narrow strip of red plastic connects the Brain Port to the tongue where 144 microelectrodes transmit information through nerve fibers to the brain. Instead of holding and looking at compasses and bluky-hand-held sonar devices, the divers can processes the information through their tongues, said Dr. Anil Raj, the project's lead scientist.'"
"Verizon DSL has turned on a very aggressive spam filter that is blocking lots of long-time legitimate emails. Emails get bounced with an error: 'XX@verizon.net: host relay.verizon.net[126.96.36.199] said: 550 Email from your Email Service Provider is currently blocked by Verizon Online's anti-spam system. The email "sender" or Email Service Provider may visit https://www.verizon.net/whitelist and request removal of the block.' That whitelist web page lets you request one address at a time to be whitelisted with no guarantee for their response time to process it. I have tested multiple email sources and only one got through. As a VZ customer, I just spent 28 minutes on a call to tech support, eventually got a supervisor who knows nothing about the new spam feature + would only agree to email a manager who doesn't work weekends about it. I warned her that VZ has a public relations problem but she was too clueless to understand." Many users have submitted this problem so it seems to be a pretty far reaching problem. There is also a discussion going on over at Google about this problem.
It's a plot worthy of a mystery novel. The federal agency charged with maintaining historical documents strikes a secret agreement with federal spy agencies to quietly move some papers out from the public's view.
THE earliest records of qigong being practised were found on archaeological artifacts excavated in Qinghai province, China, dated approximately 5,000 years ago. These were in the form of drawings on gallipots. Descriptions of qigong were also found in relics from the Western Han Dynasty (206-24 BC), excavated in Hunan province; and actual written records were found in the ancient Chinese classic Shanshu, of the same period.
So suck on that! Suck on it a real long time, then suck on it some more! Then keep sucking on it + then suck a little bit more + suck some more! And just keep sucking on it!
The financing behind the violence that continues to disrupt Iraq may have an unlikely source: ancient treasure.
24.Apr.2006 Pariser Sorbonne: Studienstart mit Polizeikontrollen
Er fühle sich an wie Brausepulver, sagt er. "Man fühlt die Umrisse eines Bildes."
I would go because there is a remote possibility that while the fire trucks are driving to the theater a real fire could be killing people across town.
George W. Bush knew the danger of sending Americans into a war without just cause. He used bogus and faulty intelligence to establish a connection between Iraq + 11.Sep.2001
He had his own agenda with the war in Iraq (securing an American monopoly on middle eastern oil with his pals in Saudi Arabia).
He knew there wasn't a threat + we should all hold him accountable.
At least that's my opinion.
Luca Sormani, from Como + Fulvio Pescarolo, from the tiny town of Robbio near Milan, have traced the region's wine culture all the way back to its Celtic roots and have started making it according to ancient methods.
A former Vatican lawyer and two ex-Benedictine monks have written an explosive book that shows the Catholic child-molestation scandal goes back to the earliest days of the church. I am shocked! Shocked!
Here is the relevant section: Sec. 603. Inception of impeachment proceedings in the House.
by charges made on the floor on the responsibility of a Member or Delegate (II, 1303; III, 2342, 2400, 2469; VI, 525, 526, 528, 535, 536);
by charges preferred by a memorial, which is usually referred to a committee for examination (III, 2364, 2491, 2494, 2496, 2499, 2515; VI, 543);
or by a resolution dropped in the hopper by a Member and referred to a committee (Apr. 15, 1970, p. 11941-42; Oct. 23, 1973, p. 34873);
by a message from the President (III, 2294, 2319; VI, 498);
by charges transmitted from the legislature of a State (III, 2469) or Territory (III, 2487) or from a grand jury (III, 2488);
or from facts developed and reported by an investigating committee of the House (III, 2399, 2444).
Didja see it? "by charges transmitted from...a grand jury ."
14 Constitution; and
24.Apr.2006 U.S. tells IMF to butt out of health care issue: The U.S. government issued a barbed riposte yesterday after the IMF suggested Washington institute health insurance for all Americans and balance its budget faster than planned.
24.Apr.2006 America: From Freedom to Fascism
24.Apr.2006 Mike Whitney : Why Israel must Renounce Violence: It is foolish to blame the victims of oppression as the perpetrators of violence. Occupation is the supreme act of violence from which all the smaller acts are mere tributaries.
24.Apr.2006 Israeli Crimes Blanked Out: Is killing people with high explosives a crime only when the perpetrator doesn't survive? If they go home for a cup of tea afterward and watch TV with their own children, does that make child-murder any less of a crime? Tony Blair and the BBC certainly think so.
24.Apr.2006 Israel court calls Palestinian Authority a 'state' outside Israeli legal jurisdiction : The Jerusalem District Court issued a landmark decision Sunday saying that the Palestinian Authority meets the legal requirements needed to be considered a state and that therefore Israel has no legal jurisdiction over it.
24.Apr.2006 Squatters from Texas anticipate orders to leave West Bank: He and his family have lived here for four years frontier pioneers in their own eyes, usurpers of the land to Palestinians
24.Apr.2006 Uri Avnery: Who's the dog? Who's the tail?: The influnece of the Israel lobby in the USA
24.Apr.2006 New Plans Foresee Fighting Terrorism Beyond War Zones : Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has approved the military's most ambitious plan yet to fight terrorism around the world and retaliate more rapidly and decisively in the case of another major terrorist attack on the USA, according to defense officials.
24.Apr.2006 US-Israel counter-terror plan proposed: For years, American law enforcement and security experts have been looking to Israel for the latest in homeland security practices. Now Congress is hoping to work with Israel and other at-risk countries to develop science and technology applications to fight terrorism
24.Apr.2006 Sheila Samples: We Are The Deciders: Rumsfeld, like Dick Cheney does when he needs to "catapault the propaganda," picked up the phone and called the drug-addled, dangerously ignorant "El Rushbo" to reassure millions of panting dittoheads that those who oppose him or criticize his handling of the war are being manipulated by terrorists like Zarqawi, Bin Laden and Zawahiri.
24.Apr.2006 In case you missed it: They Thought They Were Free: "What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could understand it, it could not be released because of national security.
24.Apr.2006 Russian split with US on Iran widens: The USA raised the ante last week, signalling that it intends to exact a price if Russia persists in its refusal to jump aboard an accelerating US diplomatic bandwagon for quick and tough international steps to isolate Iran.
24.Apr.2006 Bush Meets Privately With Think Tank Promoting Military Strike On Iran : This tidbit about President Bush’s schedule was buried in today’s Washington
24.Apr.2006 Protesters force Bush to move Stanford meeting: Bush's caravan was forced to reroute their trip and had to meet with Hoover officials off campus
Bush admits he offered Blair way out of the Iraq Invasion and occupation : The Prime Minister insisted he would rather risk losing office than retreat
24.Apr.2006 Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq By Stephen Kinzer
"Das bedeutet, dass echte Leseprozesse auf halbem Wege zwischen Sehen und Sprachverarbeitung anfangen", sagte Lionel Naccache aus dem Forscherteam zu SPIEGEL ONLINE. "Damit haben wir die kausale Rolle dieser Region für das Lesen gezeigt."
Neurowissenschaftler Alex Martin aus Bethesda in Maryland spricht von "zwingenden Belegen für die Auffassung, die Déjerine bereits vor hundert Jahren vertreten hat" - dass das Hirn eine eigene Region für das Erkennen ganzer Wörter besitzt. Es erstaune ihn jedoch zutiefst, dass eine dermaßen spezialisierte Hirnregion einer evolutionär so jungen Fähigkeit wie dem Lesen gewidmet sei. stx
Goldberg glaubt, darin einen Schutzmechanismus zu erkennen.
"Wenn es eine plötzliche Gefahr gibt, etwa wenn eine Schlange auftaucht, hilft es nicht, lange herumzustehen und sich zu fragen, welche Gefühle man dieser Situation entgegenbringt", sagte er.
Das Team aus Rehovot berichtet in der Fachzeitschrift "Neuron" (Ausg. 50, S. 329) über seine Arbeit.
Das Gehirn sieht Wörter, nicht Buchstaben
Selbstwahrnehmung im oberen Frontallappen
Als Goldberg nun die Geschwindigkeit der Abfolge erneut erhöhte, blieb dieser Selbstwahrnehmungs-Mechanismus im Gehirn gänzlich inaktiv.
"Die Regionen des Gehirns, die für die Introspektion benötigt werden + solche für die sensorische Wahrnehmung sind völlig voneinander getrennt", sagte Goldberg.
"Und wenn das Gehirn alle Ressourcen für die Bewältigung einer anspruchsvollen Aufgabe benötigt, dann wird die Selbsterkenntnis-Region entsprechend gehemmt."
Die Durchschnittstemperatur wird je nach Region, je nach Menge der ausgestoßenen Treibhausgase um bis zu vier oder sogar fünf Grad ansteigen.
Im Sommer liegt das vor allem daran, dass sich das für warme Winde zuständige Azorenhoch weiter nach Nordosten ausdehnen wird.
Scharen von Hydrologen, Biologen, Energietechnikern, Medizinmeteorologen, Bauphysikern und Katastrophenschützern werden sich nun darüber beugen, um abzuschätzen, was der Klimawandel für Land und Leute bedeutet.
Mit einigen Handgriffen an Maus + Tastatur kann sich Daniela Jacob vom Max-Planck-Institut (MPI) für Meteorologie in Hamburg
Temperatur-, Wind-, Niederschlags- oder Sonneneinstrahlungswerte aus der ganzen Republik auf den Bildschirm holen.
"Und das für jede künftige Stunde bis ins Jahr 2100", wie die Forscherin ergänzt.
Dafür hat der Supercomputer des Instituts in den vergangenen Monaten 432 Billiarden Rechenoperationen ausgeführt.
"Ein normaler PC hätte dafür 70 Jahre gebraucht", sagt Jacob.
Auf 42.000 Gigabyte Speicherplatz lagert nun in einem Uni-Gebäude im 15. Stock die klimatische Fieberkurve der Nation + das in einer räumlichen Auflösung, die weltweit einzigartig ist.
Tröstlich an diesen durchwachsenen Aussichten ist lediglich, dass viele Berliner sie gar nicht mehr erleben werden.
Denn die Daten hat ein Superrechner am Deutschen Klimarechenzentrum in Hamburg ausgespuckt + zwar für das Jahr 2050.
Auch die Reichsten brauchen noch Investment-Tipps.
Also wählen die "Tiger" bei jeder ihrer finanziellen Gruppentherapien das Portfolio eines Mitglieds aus, um es dann gemeinsam zu zerpflücken und zu kritisieren.
"Tiger Talk" heißt das: Da hagelt es oft harsche, doch gut gemeinte Worte - nach dem Motto: Ein Dutzend Köpfe sind schlauer als ein einziger.
"Es ist nicht einfach, sich so zu entblößen", sagte "Tiger"-Gründer Michael Sonnenfeldt der "Financial Times".
Sonnenfeldt, ein Investmentbanker aus New York, hatte seinen Job nach dem 11.Sep.2001 aufgegeben.
Und da merkt der einfache Anleger, dass Milliardäre kaum andere Sorgen haben als er:
Terrorismus, Finanzen, Bauernfang von Banken, Erbsorgen, Stress.
Nur die Dimensionen sind größer.
Einer der letzten Gastredner des Klubs war der selbsternannte - und in Branchenkreisen nicht unumstrittene - US-Terrorexperte Steve Emerson.
Er zeichnete ein düsteres Bild der kommenden Jahre:
Das Terrornetzwerk Al-Qaida habe sich "rekonstituiert" - "Al-Qaida 2.0 oder 3.0", wie er es nannte - und sei in der Lage, "in unserem eigenen Hinterhof heimischen Krieg zu führen".
Eine weitere Sorge der realen Dagobert Ducks: dubiose Finanzmanager.
So merkten zwei "Tiger", als sie ihre Investment-Portfolios bei einer ihrer Sitzungen verglichen, dass sie zwar den gleichen Anlageberater hatten - ihm aber erheblich unterschiedliche Gebühren zahlten.
Einmal im Monat treffen sich 79 US-Multimillionäre zu Geheimsitzungen, um Finanztipps auszutauschen.
Dabei plagen die Mega-Reichen ähnliche Sorgen wie den gemeinen Investor.
Ihr Wissen, wie man Geld vermehrt, beziehen sie oft aus allseits bekannten Wirtschaftsbibeln - für Laien.
New York - Sie nennen sich die "Tiger" und geben sich meist nur mit ihren Initialen zu erkennen.
Einmal im Monat treffen sich die Teilnehmer des verschworenen Zirkels aus 79 superreichen US-Investoren.
In sieben Gruppen an geheimen Orten, um Finanztipps auszutauschen, Sorgen und Lebensweisheiten zu teilen, die Lage der Welt zu diskutieren.
Oder um einfach nur Spaß zu haben, ohne von Shareholdern, Staatsanwälten oder Journalisten belästigt zu werden.
24.Apr.2006 Tschernobyl-Tag: Gabriel fordert weltweiten Atomausstieg
24.Apr.2006 Geheimer Investoren-Club: Die Sorgen der Mega-Reichen
24.Apr.2006 Kampf gegen Nepals König Gyanendra: Rebellen greifen Regierungsgebäude an
Also Holes in the Radar
Não se maltrata os velhos impunemente,
eles são os seres mais poderosos da terra justamente porque são os mais fracos.
Deus é o guarda-costa dos fracos.
Se eu fosse esse ministro da previdência, faria uma novena...
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Likewise, 9-11 Research does not necessarily endorse all of their positions.
Essays by Jim Hoffman Building a Better Mirage: NIST's 3-Year $20,000,000 Cover-Up of the Crime of the Century
Popular Mechanics' Assault on 9/11 Truth
Guest Essays A Critical Review of WTC "No Plane" Theories by Eric Salter
Revisiting the WTC Building Collapses, Part I by Morgan Reynolds
The Psychology of Patriotic Denial by Tova Gabrielle 911 - In Plane Site: A Critical Review by Jeremy Baker
"Althippies in Birkenstocks"
Genährt und weitergesponnen werden diese Theorien vor allem im Netz. Aber nicht nur:
Jeden Sonntagabend treffen sich etwa die New Yorker 9/11-Zweifler - oft Hunderte Leute -
im Keller der St. Mark's Church im East Village zur heißen Debatte; zum Jahrestag des 11.Sep.2001 protestieren sie an Ground Zero.
"Althippies in Birkenstocks", lästerte der New Yorker Medien-Blog "Gawker".
Doch Sheen ist nicht der erste Prominente, der auf den Zug aufspringt.
Auch der ehemalige CIA-Analyst Ray McGovern, der Physiker Steven Jones, Bushs Ex-Chefökonom Morgan Reynolds + der kurzzeitige deutsche Forschungsminister Andreas von Bülow.
Er glaubt, der 11. September sei von der Regierung "orchestriert" worden, um die Amerikaner in den Krieg zu manipulieren.
Faisal, a Saudi, is a man who has met Osama bin Laden and his lieutenants on at least five occasions, describing the al Qaeda leader as "quite a pleasant man."
He met multiple times with Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar.
He is also a man that the families of more than 600 victims of the 9/11 attacks believe was connected to their loved ones' deaths.
But the bulk of his career was spent at the helm of the feared Saudi intelligence services from 00.000.1977-00.000.2001 .
Last year, The New York Times pointed out that "he personally managed Riyadh's relations with Osama bin Laden + Mullah Muhammad Omar of the Taliban.
Anyone else who had dealings with even a fraction of the notorious characters the prince has worked with over the years would never make it past a U.S. immigration counter,
let alone to the most exclusive offices in Washington."
Al-Faisal was also named in the $1 trillion lawsuit filed by hundreds of 9/11 victims' families , who accused him of funding bin Laden's network.
Curiously, his tenure as head of Saudi intelligence came to an abrupt and unexpected end 10 days before the 9/11 attacks .
"It is quite plausible that explosives were pre-planted in all three buildings and set off after the two plane crashes — which were actually a diversion tactic."
"Muslims are (probably) not to blame for bringing down the WTC buildings after all," said Jones.
Roberts' columns have been a consistent source of expert analysis and no holds barred commentary but he is yet to go this far in addressing the real culprits behind 9/11.
"Many patriotic readers have written to me expressing their frustration that fact and common sense cannot gain a toehold in a debate guided by hysteria and disinformation.
Other readers write that 9/11 shields Bush from accountability," wrote Roberts.
"They challenge me to explain why three World Trade Center buildings on one day collapsed into their own footprints at free fall speed, an event outside the laws of physics except under conditions of controlled demolition. They insist that there is no stopping war and a police state as long as the government's story on 9/11 remains unchallenged."
The 9/11 hijacking attacks were very likely facilitated by a rogue group within the US government that created an Islamic terrorist "Pearl Harbor" event as a catalyst for the military invasion of Middle Eastern countries. This weblog will explore the incredibly strange events of 9/11/01 + other issues of US government responsibility.
in a major policy speech at Brown University for the Watson Institute-
America’s Strategic Paralysis .
"The Iraq War may turn out to be the greatest strategic disaster in American history.
In a mere 18 months we went from unprecedented levels of support after 9-11..to being one of the most hated countries…
Turkey used to be one of strongest pro-US regimes, now we’re so unpopular, there’s a movie playing there-
Metal Storm, about a war between US and Turkey.
In addition to producing faulty intel and ties to Al Qaida, Bush made preposterous claim that toppling Saddam would open the way for liberal democracy in a very short time...
Misunderstanding the character of American power, he dismissed the allies as a nuisance and failed to get the UN Security Council’s sanction…
We must reinforce international law, not reject and ridicule it."
Seeing America invade must have made Iranian leaders ecstatic. Iran's hostility to Saddam was hard to exaggerate..
Iraq is now open to Al Qaida, which it never was before - it's easier for terrorists to kill Americans there than in the US..
Neither our leaders or the mainstream media recognize the perversity of key US policies now begetting outcomes they were designed to prevent…
3 years later the US is bogged down in Iraq, pretending a Constitution has been put in place, while the civil war rages, Iran meddles, and Al Qaida swells its ranks with new recruits..
We have lost our capacity to lead and are in a state of crisis - diplomatic and military."
Writing in The New Yorker, Seymour Hersh suggests that all systems are go at the White House, including possible use of tactical nuclear weapons.
He hints that the neo-conservative ideologues around Dick Cheney have deluded themselves that bombing Iran would lead to internal rebellion and the overthrow of the nation's Islamic regime.
However, just as with torture, once you start talking about how it might be ok in certain circumstances, then you have begun to break down the taboo against it.
They simply repackage it as "pre-emptive" war, changing the previous definition of troops gathering on the border to somebody some day might want to attack us so we must attack them first.
If they can be wised up to the fact that tax cuts for billionaires don't actually benefit them, then we might be getting someplace. digby 4/22/2006 06:37:00 AM LinktoComments('114568580276714581')
"Scotsman.com is reporting that Harvard Medical researchers may have found the neurons, or brain cells, that play a role in a persons ability to choose between different items.
From the article: 'Scientists have known that cells in different parts of the brain react to attributes such as color, taste or quantity.
Dr Camillo Padaoa-Schioppa and John Assad, an associate professor of neurobiology, found neurons involved in assigning values that help people to make choices.'"
11.Sep.2001 attack: "Fishing rod in hand, Attorney General John Ashcroft left on a weekend trip to Missouri Thursday afternoon aboard a chartered government jet, reports CBS News Correspondent Jim Stewart.
In response to inquiries from CBS News over why Ashcroft was traveling exclusively by leased jet aircraft instead of commercial airlines, the Justice Department cited what it called a "threat assessment" by the FBI + said Ashcroft has been advised to travel only by private jet for the remainder of his term." Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2001/07/26/national/main303601.shtml
But John Ashcroft was aware of a pending attack on america!
A few weeks earlier,
09.May 2001 he testified in a Joint Hearing on U.S. Federal Efforts to Combat Terrorism: "...It is clear that American citizens are the target of choice of international terrorists... ...As relates to terrorist acts directed against U.S. interests overseas, the Department of Justice works closely with a number of other federal agencies, including the Departments of State, Defense + the CIA... ...By making effective use of intelligence information, we seek to involve the FBI in the investigation of terrorist plots as early in the chain of conspiratorial events as possible..." https://www.senate.gov/~appropriations/commerce/testimony/agterror.htm At the same time Ashcroft ignored telephone calls by David Schippers (->), who was in contact with FBI-agent Robert Wright (->), who had infomations on an attack on america. https://www.911review.org: Home Page, Search.
"CNN has an article about Westchester County NY forcing small business to use basic security on their wireless networks.
From the article "The law also requires that businesses offering Internet access -- coffeehouses and hotels, for example -- post signs warning that users should have firewalls or other security measures.""
Lebte jener Obelix noch, der stets für eine zünftige Rauferei mit römischen Legionären zu haben war, hätte er sich wahrscheinlich die Hände gerieben.
In Rom traten heute nämlich ganze Kohorten originalgetreu kostümierter Soldaten auf, komplett mit galea (Helm), scutum (Schild) + gladius (Kurzschwert).
Anlass war der 2759. Jahrestag der Gründung Roms (21. April 753 v. Chr.).
Digital Cameras Researchers at Binghamton University in New York have filed for a patent on a method of extracting unique identifying information from digital photos, based on pixel noise. According to the researchers, each camera generates its own digital "fingerprint" ...
"In a homage to Joan Miro on his birthday, Google changed its logo as to spell out the word "Google" in Miro's style. Google has a history of changing its logo in order to commemorate events and holidays of particular significance. In this case, the homage was not well received by the Miro family or the Artists Rights Society which represents them, as reported by the Mercury News. According to Theodore Feder, president of the ARS, "There are underlying copyrights to the works of Miro + they are putting it up without having the rights". The ARS demanded that Google removed the logo + Google complied, though not without adding that it did not believe it was in violation of copyright. The ARS has raised similar complaints regarding Google's tribute to Salvador Dali in 2002. "It's a distortion of the original works and in that respect it violates the moral rights of the artist," Feder said." It seems to me that the art world has a glorious history of incorporating prior art into modern creations. It's amusing to me that ARS doesn't understand that.
Tony Blair interviewed by the grossly overweight Con Coghlan Sunday Telegraph 23/4/06 "Yes, it's true a lot of people expressed that view. But I had come to the conclusion before we came to office - and even more so afterwards - that the transatlantic alliance was crucial to the security of the world." "I never had a moment's doubt about this. Because 9/11 for me was, "Right, now I get it. I
The neocons control the Democratic Party through the DLC (Democratic Leadership Councl) + are seeking to create a one-party state in America, erasing Democratic and Republican distinctions, that will wage eternal war against the entire world on behalf of Israel. Traditional Republicans, conservatives and Christian evangelicals under the Bush administration have been hoodwinked by a cabal of ultra-leftists and Trotskyites who are focused like a laser beam on the interests of a single nation -- Israel.
The Progressive Independent has provided a comprehensive history of the DLC and its affiliates that every Liberal/Progressive Democrat should familiarize himself/herself with.
It is for this reason that I have posted it on "Democrats Against The DLC" and "Anti DLC Coalition".
Our battle is not just against Republicans, we as progressives must be cognizant of the enemy within whose primary objective is to create ONE political party consisting of the Republican party + its surrogate cancerous sibling the Democratic Leadership Council. PNAC.
What informed American hasn't heard of the treacherous Project for a New American Century by now?
The AEI has 12 very busy floors where its operative have had plenty of time to send their operatives over to infiltrate the Democratic Party, or leave them in to be more accurate since the PNACers & AEIers are ORIGINALLY DEMOCRATS.
To this day Richard Perle, Fieth and Wolfowitz are still Democrats.
The day the Republican party, which they hijacked also, no longer suits their needs, they'll follow other PNAC neo-cons like Marshall Wittman back to the Democratic Party where the neoliberal Democratic Leadership Council is laying out the welcome mat for them.
The AEI, the PNAC & the DLC were founded by Scoop Jackson democrats who follow the philosophy of Leo Strauss.
To this day the DLC is stacked with neo-conservative ideologues, who maintain deep personal ties to the war-mongers in the Bush Administration.
00.000.1972 the Coalition for a Democratic Majority (CDM)((also see https://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=Coalition_for_a_Democratic_Majority )), founded by the likes of
Richard Perle + Midge Decter + Norman Podhoretz + Irving Kristol + Jeane Kirkpatrick, among others;
00.000.1976 -founded in- the Committee on the Present Danger (CPD) ((also see www.rightweb.irc-online.org/groupwatch/cpd.php )),by Richard Perle + Midge Decter + Norman Podhoretz + Irving Kristol + Jeane Kirkpatrick, et al; + 00.000.1981 -founded in- by exactly the same crew the Committee for the Free World (CFW) (( also see https://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=Committee_for_the_Free_World )),.
Rounding out the picture, CFW's chairman was none other than Donald Rumsfeld.
The "missing link" between the "Democratic" DLC + the now "Republican" CDM/CPD/CFW neo-cons, is the Social Democrats-USA, (SDUSA),
whose chairman, Penn Kemble, was the Executive Director of the Coalition for a Democratic Majority in 1972,
until he brought in Richard Perle's underling Stephen Bryen to take his place.
Bryen, who created the hawkish Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) in the early 1980s,
when he served as Perle's aide at the Department of Defense,
is another leading member of the neo-conservative gang that wants to go to war against the entire Arab world in the name of anti-terrorism.
Providing daily coordination between Perle and Bryen would be Joshua Muravchik, a fixture at nearly every American Enterprise Institute event--but also a leader of SDUSA since its creation.
The DLC + SDUSA both maintain extremely close links to Tony Blair's British "New Labour" party faction + in parallel, are out to recreate a new version of the Coalition for a Democratic Majority in time for the
The battle cry for this effort is to follow the "strong defense" lead of the original CDM's heroes:
the late Dem Senators Henry "Scoop" Jackson + Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
The CDM's two leading lights in Congress were the Democratic Senators Jackson and Moynihan.
The Cold Warrior and fanatically pro-IsraelJackson remains the model for the DLC crowd today.
Former DLC president Joe Lieberman declares he is proud to be identified as a"'Scoop' Jackson Democrat."
It was these two Senators' offices that housed the Straussians behind the no-exit Iraq War. https://forums.alternet.org/guest/motet?show+-ui13dz+-ilad+Issues+527+-25
-From Jackson's office:
Paul Wolfowitz Richard Perle Frank Gaffney
From Moynihan's office:
Elliott Abrams Abram Shulsky Gary Schmitt
00.000.1999 Norman Podhoretz, known as the "father" of neo-conservatism, wrote that the CDM was created to destroy the policies of 1972 Dem nominee George McGovern in the Democratic Party,
especially because of McGovern's opposition the CDM was a flop that "never got off the ground."
But in the mid-00.000.1980 s, the DLC certainly did get off the ground, and controls the Democratic Party today. https://forums.alternet.org/guest/motet?show+-ui13dz+-ilad+Issues+527+-25 -"...
00.000.1970 -In the s- under the leadership of Carl Gershman, SD/USA ((Social Democrats-USA)) became a supporter of Sen. Henry Jackson and his contingent of conservative, hawkish "defenders of democracy."
As such, they gained a great deal of political experience + savvy, but little political power.
It was not until the election of Ronald Reagan
in 1980, that the SD/USA achieved positions of power + influence in both the labor movement + the government. (2)...""https://rightweb.irc-online.org/groupwatch/sd-usa.php
"Some SD-USA members:"Carl Gershman, chair of SD/USA from
00.000.1974-00.000.1980 was an aide to Jeane Kirkpatrick when she was the U.S. ambassador to the UnitedNations.
00.000.1984 he served as an adviser to the National Bipartisan Commission on Central America (the Kissinger Commission) established by President Reagan. (
2) Penn Kemble was on the advisory committee of the U.S. Information Agency's (USIA) Voice of America.
(34) ArchPuddington worked for USIA's Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
(35) Elliott Abrams was Assistant Secretary of State for InterAmericanAffairs in the Reagan administration.
Prior to that he served as Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and as a staffer forSen. Henry Jackson.
(40) Abrams was a major figure in the Iran-Contra Affair.
(41) Bruce McColm served as a consultant to the U.S. Senate's Central American Monitoring Group and has taken congressional representatives on fact-finding tours in Central America.
(11) Jeane Kirkpatrick was the U.S. delegate to the United Nations during the Reagan administration.
(53) Max Kampleman was a legislative counselfor Sen. Hubert Humphrey and a chief U.S. negotiator to the Geneva arms talks with the Soviet Union.
(40) The anti-communist, anti-left fervor of SD-USA is no second to PNAC (or the DLC, for that matter).
Members were leaders in the AFL-CIO's efforts in overthrowing Allende in Chile + later in anti-left action in Central America;
they have been in the leadership of the CIA's subversion wing -- the NED -- since its inception;
they have been on the board of the terrorist Mas Canosa's Cuban-American National Foundation;
they supported the 2002 coup against Chavez in Venezuela + continue to support opposition terrorists, purging unions in Venezuela (just as everywhere else) of any "left" leadership or influence by whatever means necessary. https://forums.alternet.org/guest/motet?show+-ui13dz+-ilad+Issues+527+-25
-Michael Lind for instance traced their roots back to the right wing Shactmanite faction of the American Trotskyite movement who entered the Democratic Party in the 1960s +
then split with the Left over the Vietnam War.
Many members of this group continued their rightward itinerary by rallying to Senator Scoop Jackson’s campaign against the New Democrats.
Some finished with the Democratic Leadership Council, while others found a home in the Reagan + now the Bush fils administrations.
Other critics who promote an “Iran-Contra bis” scenario for the current flap over intelligence trace the group back to the policy cabal that had promoted the Contra war against the Sandinistas + who had lost their power + influence in the second Reagan Administration as a result of the Iran-Contra hearings of the late 00.000.1980 s.
They're pretty much the same.
Both the same cancer, coming from the same place & destroying both parties.
If I were a Republican, I'd be pissed as hell at the Democrats from whom this spawned.
But as such I'm just a Progressive Democrat determined to keep that vermin out and toss out the ones they left behind warming their butts in my party.
Lieberman, Feinstein, Kerry- ever wonder why they really went along with the war?
It had nothing to do with being fooled!
These wars were planned long ago with full complicity of the Democratic Leadership Council which firmly endorsed this war + has endorsed every scheme against the people that the Bush Administration has wanted.
By the time Bush and the neocons are through working their special magic, it may be impossible for anyone to repair the damage.] https://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_ron_full_060422_a_militarist_manipul.htm [Excerpt] It should be clear to everyone by now that Bush' militarism has alienated the very sources of oil that we rely on for a steady supply at a reasonable price.
Just as a change in driving habits here in the U.S. could pressure the price,
a decrease in Bush's saber-rattling would unquestionably bring oil prices back down to Earth + not just for U.S. market.
A decrease in militarism by this American regime would cause a revival of the international cooperation which marked past periods of relatively low oil costs.
a continuation of the present intimidation campaign against Iran could lead to an actual military attack which would ensure prohibitive oil prices would remain in place for years, marked by increases of over $100 a barrel.
No amount of manipulation could wipe away that self-inflicted wound on our nation, come to pass as a result of the actions of this lame-duck loser.
Building 7 was privately owned from the beginning, in contrast to the other six buildings, which were publicly owned until the summer of 2001. Building 7 was formerly the headquarters of the junk-bond firm Drexel Burnham Lambert, which contributed to the savings and loans collapse and $500 billion bailout of the latter 1980s. Emergency Command Center
The 23rd floor of Building 7 had received 15 million dollars' worth of renovations to create an emergency command center for then-Mayor Rudolf Giuliani. The features of the command center include: Bullet- and bomb-resistant windows An independent, secure air and water supply The ability to withstand winds of 200 mph
Eine unmittelbare Gefahr für den Dollar sieht Fritsch allerdings auch noch nicht, da noch einige Jahre bis zum Entstehen der Golf-Währungsunion vergehen dürften. Die Entwicklung müsse "man jedoch im Auge behalten".
Auch Hellmeyer sieht bereits heute die Rolle des Dollars als primäre Reservewährung im Schwinden. So gab beispielsweise die schwedische Notenbank am Freitag bekannt gegeben, dass sie ihre Dollarreserven um 17 Prozentpunkte reduziert hat. "Eine weitere attraktive Währung dürfte die Rolle des Dollar weiter unterminieren." Laut Fritsch sprechen auch politische und religiös motivierte Faktoren für eine schnelle Akzeptanz der neuen Währung. Zweifel an einer möglichen Rolle als Reservewährung hat hingegen Angenendt, da die Region politisch immer noch sehr instabil sei.
Schnelle Akzeptanz erwartet
"Die geplante gemeinsame Golfwährung könnte die Rolle des Dollar als dominierende Ölwährung in Frage stellen und damit die Finanzierung des US-Leistungsbilanzdefizites unterminieren", sagte Devisenexperte Carsten Fritsch von der Commerzbank. Diese könne so zu einem erheblichen Belastungsfaktor für den Dollar werden. Die beratende Rolle der EZB dürfte den Einfluss und die Attraktivität des Euro in der Region erhöhen.
"Die künftige Währung wäre aufgrund der Deckung durch Öl-Einnahmen auch als potentielle Reservewährung für Zentralbanken interessant." Zudem würden die sechs Staaten ihre Ölexporte vermutlich in der neuen Golfwährung abwickeln, was die weltweite Dollarnachfrage verringern würde. Die betroffenen Länder verfügen über die Hälfte der bekannten weltweiten Erdölreserven.
23.Apr.2006 As ciências sociais francesas & as injecções de dinheiro da CIA A INSTRUMENTALIZAÇÃO DAS CIÊNCIAS SOCIAIS SEGUNDO ROCKEFELLER
A partir de 1901, John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937), seguindo os conselhos do seu amigo Frederik ... https://resistir.info/franca/guerra_fria_cultural.html
Was von dieser Regierungszeit neben der Ostpolitik übrig blieb, waren gewissermaßen intellektuelle Ansprüche, Botschaften und Zukunftsversprechen. Brandt hatte einen scharf entwickelten Sinn dafür, wie sich durch den Diskurs der Intellektuellen das geistige Klima verändern, die kulturellen Unterströmungen verschieben, mithin also auch die Voraussetzungen des Politischen neu ordnen konnten. Insofern bedeutete ihm der Umgang mit den Denkern und Dichtern viel.
Sie schmeichelten ihm, sie schrieben Reden für ihn, sie stritten um ihn - kurz: Sie waren fasziniert von ihm. In der Ära von Willy Brandt waren sich Intellektuelle und die Macht so nahe wie nie zuvor oder danach in der Bundesrepublik
Brandt und die Intellektuellen - das war schon ein besonderes Kapitel in der bundesrepublikanischen Geschichte. Zu keinem anderen Kanzler fanden die Schriftsteller, Regisseure, Bildhauer und Maler eine solche Nähe, einen solchen Zugang wie zu Willy Brandt. Das fing bereits mit der unbürgerlichen Lebensgeschichte Brandts an, die den Bohemiens so imponierte. Brandt war der Emigrant, während die anderen Spitzenpolitiker - und ebenso die Intellektuellen meist selber! - überwiegend in der Wehrmacht Hitlers gedient hatten.
Der New Yorker Künstler Spencer Tunick ist bekannt für Aufsehen erregende Assemblagen nackter Menschen vor urbaner Kulisse. Seine neueste Aktion fand im spanischen San Sebastián statt: 1200 Freiwillige küssten und umarmten sich am Strand der baskischen Küstenstadt.
San Sebastián - "Die Basken sind gar nicht so prüde, wie man behauptet", sagte Tunick laut dpa. Der New Yorker Aktionskünstler hatte eigentlich nur mit 300 freiwilligen Models gerechnet. Zum gestrigen Fotoshooting erschienen waren jedoch rund 1200 Menschen, die sich mit Freude nackt auszogen und sich küssend und umarmend am Strand der nordspanischen Küstenstadt San Sebastián tummelten.
23.Apr.2006 Lawyer for former AIPAC lobbyist says Condi Rice leaked national defense information in the same manner that landed a lower-level Pentagon official a 12-year prison sentence
23.Apr.2006 A federal judge in Kansas has dealt another blow to the crusade by the state's attorney general, Phill Kline, to restrict abortions under the phony banner of combating child abuse 4/23
23.Apr.2006 Iraq's first "permanent" prime minister is a novice known for toughness and hardline Shiite image 4/23
Die Ansprache dauerte elf Minuten und 26 Sekunden. Zuletzt war vor drei Monaten eine Botschaft Bin Ladens aufgetaucht. Die Aufnahme vom 19. Januar tauchte einen Monat später in voller Länge auf einer Internetseite auf. Bin Laden hatte in der Botschaft geschworen, sich niemals lebendig gefangen nehmen zu lassen. Er bot den USA auch einen Waffenstillstand an, drohte jedoch zugleich mit weiteren Anschlägen auf dem Boden der Vereinigten Staaten.
23.Apr.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ The only thing she admitted as convincing was David Schuster’s point that every “Official A” Fitz has ever named in a primary indictment has himself ultimately been indicted.
23.Apr.2006 While Washington Slept: The scientific establishment is loud and clear. If global warming isn't halted, rising sea levels could submerge coastal cities by 2100. So how did this virtual certainty get labeled a "liberal hoax"?
23.Apr.2006 CIA Officer Fired for Leaking Information: In a rare move, the CIA has fired an employee for leaking classified information to the press
23.Apr.2006 Ex-Official: White House Ignored Doubts About Iraq: The former chief of the CIA's European operation is accusing the White House of ignoring the spy agency's doubts that Iraq had a budding nuclear program or weapons of mass destruction as the U.S. prepared for war.
23.Apr.2006 Somali Islamists declare jihad on warlords : Tension soared in the capital of lawless Somalia on Friday as Mogadishu's powerful Islamic courts declared jihad, or holy war, on a militia alliance widely believed to be backed by the USA.
23.Apr.2006 30% cleared but still kept in Guantanamo jail: Nearly 30 per cent of the Guantanamo detainees have been cleared to leave the prison but remain jailed because the U.S. government has been unable to arrange for their return to their home countries, the Pentagon said yesterday.
23.Apr.2006 Fidel Castro Interviewed by Ignacio Ramonet: Fidel ordered Chávez's 'Rescue': "They attempted to execute Chávez but the firing squad refused to shoot"
23.Apr.2006 US Holds War Games in Honduras: US troops opened military exercises in Honduras on Friday, amid increased condemnation by social and political groups + municipal authorities who say the maneuvers are an interventionist provocation.
23.Apr.2006 Venezuela, Cuba likely to get U.N. spots: The Bush administration is battling to stop Venezuela and Cuba from gaining seats in important U.N. posts in a confrontation that has many Latin American nations caught in the middle, diplomats and analysts say.
23.Apr.2006 Bill Moyers : Remembering Bill Coffin: You rode with Bill through the Deep South, chasing Jim Crow from long impregnable barriers imposed on freedom. You rose with Bill against the Vietnam War, were arrested with him, shared jail with him + at night in your cells joined in singing the Hallelujah Chorus with him. You rallied with him against the horrors of nuclear weapons.
23.Apr.2006 Hamas: Israel recognition against land : Peace with Israel is achievable only if it returns land seized in 1967, including Jerusalem, back to Palestine, a senior Hamas leader has said.
23.Apr.2006 Khalid Mashal speech: No way we will bend to US, Israeli & Fateh pressure to be subservient to the Zionists: Last night’s speech by Hamas Political Office leader Khalid Mashal, put Fateh officials over the edge. They went so far as to refer to Mashal’s words from exile in Syria to “seditious.” Fateh called it “preparation for civil war,” and accused Mashal of “slander, lies, fabrications + blind-spite.”
23.Apr.2006 War pimp alert: Russia must freeze arms deals with Iran : US: Russia must stop any arms deals with Iran and other nations must bar the sale of dual-use technologies to Tehran to put pressure on Iran to abandon its nuclear programme, a senior US official said on Friday.
23.Apr.2006 Attack Iran, Ignore the Constitution : George W. Bush famously proclaimed that he didn't have to ask anyone's permission to defend America. Does that mean he can attack Iran without having to ask Congress? A new Congressional resolution being drafted by Representative Peter DeFazio, a Democrat from Oregon, can be a vehicle to remind Bush that he can't.
23.Apr.2006 Iran - India Gas Link Deal Close Despite US Ire : Iran, India and Pakistan are close to signing a gas pipeline deal, the Iranian and Pakistani oil ministers told Reuters on Saturday, defying U.S. opposition to the project.
23.Apr.2006 Attack Iran, Ignore the Constitution : George W. Bush famously proclaimed that he didn't have to ask anyone's permission to defend America. Does that mean he can attack Iran without having to ask Congress? A new Congressional resolution being drafted by Representative Peter DeFazio, a Democrat from Oregon, can be a vehicle to remind Bush that he can't.
23.Apr.2006 Support This Bill: Illinois General Assembly : President Bush-Impeachment: This bill: Urges the General Assembly to submit charges to the U. S. House of Representatives to initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of the USA, George W. Bush, for willfully violating his Oath of Office to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the USA and if found guilty urges his removal from office and disqualification to hold any other office in the USA.
23.Apr.2006 UK: Ancram calls for Britain to pull out of Iraq : Michael Ancram, the former Conservative deputy leader, has broken ranks with his party to demand that British troops should pull out of Iraq.
23.Apr.2006 Warning: oil will hit $85 a barrel this year : The growing likelihood of a further rise in the price of oil was revealed in a poll by research house Ideaglobal this weekend. The average view was a peak of $85 a barrel this year but at least one respondent said the price of oil could go even higher to reach $90.
23.Apr.2006 Report: Iran, Russia Reach Enrichment Deal : Iran ‘s envoy to the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said Saturday the Islamic republic had reached a "basic deal" with the Kremlin to form a joint uranium enrichment venture on Russian territory, state-run television reported.