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12.Jun.12,2006 Think Progress is courtroom-blogging the ACLU’s suit against the federal government over warrantless domestic surveillance .

“The former coal industry executive who told the U.S. Senate the nation’s mining laws are adequate — just weeks after a series of disasters killed 15 miners — faces a critical vote Tuesday in the Senate, as the Bush administration attempts to make him the top coal mine safety cop.”

With college debt rates at crippling levels, Rep. George Miller (D-CA) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) have proposed legislation that would cut interest rates on student and parent college loans in half beginning 01.Jul.2006.

Click here for a calculator to show how much you’d save.

Billmon has a great compilation on permanent bases in Iraq, Base Motives.

Conservative talk host Michael Savage says liberals could turn Zarqawi “into a hero even though he killed thousands of people and was arrested for sexual molestation in Jordan. …

He was an altogether piece of human offal, you know. He was like a [Rep. John] Murtha — he was like a human Murtha.”

Santorum’s mixed messages : The English version of Sen. Rick Santorum’s (R-PA) website “referenced the ‘amnesty-ridden proposal’ the U.S. Senate adopted to deal with illegal immigration.

But the version for Spanish readers ‘made no mention of amnesty in its discourse on immigration.’”

And finally: Volvo moves one step closer to Mr. Fusion, creating a prototype car that runs on five different types of fuels.
13.Jun.2006 NSA Blocking Whistleblower From Telling Committee About Shocking, Illegal Activities Faiz 
Last month, ThinkProgress
reported that NSA whistleblower Russell Tice would meet with members of the Senate Armed Services Committee to discuss undisclosed unlawful activity that the Agency has engaged in.

“I think the people I talk to next week are going to be shocked when I tell them what I have to tell them,” Tice said.

Since that time, little has been reported of Tice’s meeting. CongressDaily (sub. req’d) follows-up today, “Tice met last month in a closed session with senior staff from the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Tice said he told the staffers everything he knew. But he said the aides did not say how, or if, they would follow up on his allegations. ”

CongressDaily also reports that

House Government Reform National Security Subcommittee, through its Chairman Christopher Shays (R-CT) + ranking member Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), is seeking to interview Tice, but the NSA is resisting.

Tice said his information is different from the terrorist surveillance program that President Bush acknowledged

00.Dec.2005 + from news accounts last month that the NSA has been secretly collecting phone call records of millions of Americans.

Because he worked on special access programs, however, it has not been clear on Capitol Hill which committees have jurisdiction to debrief him.

Shays and Kucinich gave the NSA until Friday to explain any legal reason why they cannot interview him.

But that deadline passed without a response + a subcommittee aide today called the missed deadline troubling.

Shays + Kucinich had originally asked the NSA to give them a reason by 26.May 2006 but the agency asked for an extension until 09.Jun.2006 NSA spokesman Don Weber said today that the agency “is performing due diligence in developing a response to the committee’s request,” but added that Tice has not notified the agency of the alleged illegal activity.

Tice said he does not believe he needs to notify the agency of his allegations.

Congress deserves to hear from Tice, who has a history for blowing the whistle on serious misconduct.

He was one of the sources that revealed the administration’s warrantless domestic spying program to the New York Times.
“Apologizing for Iraq,” Nico by the National Review’s John Derbyshire:

“The lazy-minded evangelico-romanticism of George W. Bush, the bureaucratic will to power of Donald Rumsfeld, the avuncular condescension of Dick Cheney + the reflexive military deference of Colin Powell combined to get us into a situation we never wanted to be in, a situation no self-respecting nation ought to be in, a situation we don’t know how to get out of.” (Actually, we have a pretty good idea of how to get out of it.)
13.Jun.2006 Obscure Trade Settlement Could Create $480 Million Slush Fund for White House Judd 
The resolution of an obscure trade dispute involving imports of Canadian lumber to the United States could result in a $480 million slush fund for the White House, according to a lawyer familiar with the case.

For years, the United States has been in contentious litigation with Canada over tariffs imposed on Canadian lumber imports. Canada maintained that tariffs imposed on lumber imports to the United States violated the rules of NAFTA and the WTO. Pending the resolution of the litigation, the Department of the Treasury held these tariffs in an account which now contains five billion dollars.

The United States lost virtually every major aspect of the litigation for the last five years + as a result, a settlement seem elusive. Then, last April, the United States and Canada reached a surprise agreement. Here’s what we know about the deal from public sources:

– $4 billion dollars from the account will be returned to Canada. $1 billion will be returned to the United States. Of the $1 billion dollars that will remain in the United States, half is designated to the U.S. lumber industry.

– The remaining $500 million is to be split between “a joint initiative benefiting the North American lumber market” + “meritorious initiatives in the United States” such as “Katrina reconstruction.” (The New York Times reported that it is “not clear what will happen” with the money slated for this purpose.)

– The deal was struck after direct communication between President Bush and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who are political allies and personal friends.

ThinkProgress spoke with a lawyer familiar with the case, who said the following about the agreement:

– The United States is requesting $480 million for “meritorious initiatives” and just $20 million of the joint initiative benefiting the North American Lumber market.

– The agreement contains a complicated escrow system that may allow the $480 million to be funneled from the Treasury Department to the White House.

– It is the position of U.S. negotiators that Congress does not need to have any involvement in the deal.

ThinkProgress contacted the U.S. Office of the Trade Representative. A spokesman said that he didn’t know if the White House would be involved in dispersing the funds or if Congress would be consulted + was doubtful he would “be able to discern” this information in the future.

The fact that hundreds of millions of dollars may be headed to the White House with no oversight raises the possibility of abuse — especially five months before a federal election.

This is a significant amount of money and the administration should explain exactly how it will be spent and who will be overseeing the process.
Ann Coulter may have plagiarized Amanda 

parts of her new book. The Rude Pundit has already found two examples in Chapter 1. UPDATE: Coulter wasn’t always a fan of plagiarism.
13.Jun.2006 Why was the head of Iraq’s secret police Nico 
the only top official to retain his position when Prime Minister Maliki formed his new government? And does it have anything to do with the fact that he was
on the CIA’s payroll as recently as 2005?

13.Jun.2006 ‘Libby trial about to heat up?’ Nico ABC News notes that a conference with presiding Judge Walton, prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald and the Libby defense team is scheduled for this afternoon.
13.Jun.2006 Judd 

00.000.2003 -Since- Tom Friedman has repeatedly predicted that “the next six months are crucial” in Iraq. (FAIR documents it here.)

This weekend on CNN, Friedman defended his remarks, saying “the story’s evolving.” He also attacked those on the left and right who criticize him, saying they “want to be proven right.” Watch it:
13.Jun.2006 The first hurricane warning of the year Nico has been issued for the Florida coast. Tropical storm Alberto, originally not expected to become a hurricane, has suddenly strengthened.

12.Jun.2006 Think Progress 

13.Jun2006 The neoconservative think tank Project for a New American Century “looks to be heading toward closing” because there is a sense of “goal accomplished.” Founders included Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld + “Scooter” Libby, who argued in 1998 that “removing Saddam Hussein and his regime…now needs to become the aim of American foreign policy.”

13.Jun2006 In a federal district court in Detroit today, ACLU lawyers will argue that the NSA’s wiretapping programs violate the U.S. Constitution and the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The ACLU is asking the program be halted, while Justice Department lawyers have asked the judge to dismiss the suit because it would reveal state secrets.

13.Jun2006 The proportion of students who are leaving college with some level of unmanageable debt — debt they can’t repay without significant hardship — is swelling. The average college senior graduated this year with more than $19,000 in debt. Policy choices – like the freezing of the minimum wage and the shift in the tax burden from the rich to the rest – “have starved public services while leaving ordinary Americans more dependent than ever on debt.”

With Bush administration support, states are now moving aggressively to transform Medicaid , the nation’s largest public health insurance program. Having won greater freedom from federal rules, states are adding fees, restricting benefits + privatizing parts of the program that covers 55 million poor and disabled Americans.

After the suicides of three Guantanamo detainees , the European Union has called for the prison to be closed. U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Colleen Graffy drew criticism for describing the suicides as a “good PR move to draw attention.”

“Iran said Sunday that it accepted some parts of a Western offer aimed at getting Tehran to drop its nuclear program , but it rejected others,” and said that there were points that were “unclear,” such as the offer to aid Iran in developing a uranium enrichment program.

According to a national study financed by the Justice Department, “ Arab-Americans reported an increasing sense of victimization , suspicion of government and law enforcement + concerns about protecting their civil liberties” due to a series of post-9/11 policies have sown fear among the community.

The Iraq war’s profound legacy across the Arab world : “fear and suspicion over Iraq’s repercussions, a generation that casts the Bush administration’s policy as an unquestioned war on Islam + a subterranean reserve of men who…declare that the fight against the United States in Iraq is a model for the future.”

“ China’s sales of military vehicles and weapons to Sudan, Nepal + Burma have aggravated conflicts and abetted violence and repressive rule in those countries,” according to a new Amnesty International report.

And finally: Public health and environmental activists have pledged to fight plans to create a temporary nuclear rod storage site on a reservation of the Goshute Indians. But Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. (R) is going one step further, having “vowed to lie down on the railroad tracks” to stop trains with the nuclear waste from reaching the site.
13.Jun.2006 Microsoft: Zombies most prevalent Windows threat Joris Evers, for Scan finds that more than 60 percent of compromised PCs are infected with bot software.
13.Jun.2006 Debate on teaching evolution resurfaces
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Philosophers dissected the age-old dispute over teaching evolution in biology classrooms Monday as lawmakers prepared to debate its latest manifestation at the Statehouse. A House committee will consider Tuesday an amendment that establishes how textbooks, software and other ...

13.Jun.2006 The Ban on `Rubbish’ in The New York Times
For those of you who haven’t read it already, Mr. Friedman spent 800 words on the Times op/ed page to accuse GM of supporting terrorists, buying votes in Congress and being a corporate “crack dealer” that posed a serious threat to America’s future. He suggested the nation would be better ...

13.Jun.2006 Microsoft Releases Windows Malware Stats Brian Krebs 
Microsoft today gave the world a rare -- albeit conservative -- glimpse of its view on just how bad the virus and bot problem has gotten for Windows users worldwide. The data comes from 15 months&apos; worth of experience scanning...

13.Jun.2006 South Carolina About to Ban Evolution (Again) — New Buzzterm Emerges! John C Dvorak 

Here we go again! What fun!
The Internet's Future
THE SENATE will hold hearings tomorrow on "net neutrality," the idea that the pipes and wires that form the Internet should treat all content equally. An alliance whose membership ranges from the Christian Coalition to is demanding that Congress write this neutrality into law; ...

13.Jun.2006 Police 'stormed in like burglars'
The sister of two brothers held after an anti-terror raid on a house in east London has spoken of the family's ordeal.

13.Jun.2006 Zarqawi heir 'will be US target' President Bush says Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's successor as the head of al-Qaeda in Iraq will be a US target.
13.Jun.2006 Red Cross to visit Guantanamo The Red Cross says it is to send a team to Guantanamo Bay in the wake of three suicides over the weekend.
13.Jun.2006 Economy 'facing bumpier times' The economy faces risks but inflation is not a "serious concern" yet, the Bank of England's Mervyn King says.
13.Jun.2006 World Cup screenings scrapped Live football matches will no longer be broadcast on the BBC big screens in Liverpool and London.
13.Jun.2006 Nigeria to hand land to Cameroon Nigeria agrees to hand over the disputed oil-rich Bakassi peninsula to Cameroon in a deal brokered by the UN.
13.Jun.2006 US lethal injection appeal agreed The US Supreme Court rules death row inmates can file challenges to lethal injection as a means of execution.
13.Jun.2006 Strike brings Bangladesh to halt Bangladesh comes to a standstill as a 36-hour general strike called by the opposition begins.
13.Jun.2006 Nikkei falls 4% in Asian downturn Asian stock markets drop sharply as fears of higher US interest rates leave the markets jittery.
13.Jun.2006 Churches push for school worship Church leaders urge the government to enforce the law requiring daily collective worship in England's schools.
13.Jun.2006 Mars chip to test for life signs A UK-led consortium of universities and companies is developing a chip technology that would test Martian soil samples for "life molecules".

13.Jun.2006 Met chief defended amid raid row Senior figures defend Met chief Sir Ian Blair amid calls for him to resign after an anti-terror raid.
13.Jun.2006 No 10 denies 'vigilante' campaign No 10 rejects reports it had been planning to urge people to take vigilante action to stop anti-social behaviour.
13.Jun.2006 Guantanamo suicides 'not PR move' The US distances itself from remarks by a top official that the suicides at Guantanamo were "a good PR move".
13.Jun.2006 Human rights query over car ban A planning inspector says a summer traffic ban in Tenby's walled town could break human rights laws.
13.Jun.2006 US budget deficit higher in May The US federal deficit exceeds forecasts in May but the shortfall for the current year is well below last year.
13.Jun.2006 Alzheimer's vaccine 'promising' A potential vaccine for Alzheimer's disease cuts build up of damaging proteins in mice brains.
13.Jun.2006 Drug to combat killer diarrhoea A new drug could save lives by offering treatment for the most common cause of childhood diarrhoea.
13.Jun.2006 Pupil food pill plan 'considered' Food supplements could be given to pupils in an effort to improve performance, reports suggest.
13.Jun.2006 No Porton Down test charges No scientists will face charges over a series of chemical tests on human volunteers at Porton Down.
13.Jun.2006 Mystery Planes Getting Around Is the FBI or CIA is using a Delaware company's aircraft leasing business as a front for a new generation of single-engine domestic spy planes?
13.Jun.2006 Technologists assail federal Net-tapping rules Technologists including Vint Cerf say in a new report that the FCC's VoIP tapping rules aren't feasible or wise.
13.Jun.2006 Google Earth zooms in Google beefs up resolution and coverage of Google Earth to the level of aeriel photography--even showing people walking in some places.
13.Jun.2006 Spam from Taiwan ScuttleMonkey 69 TristanGrimaux

"According to a recent study done by CipherTrust, two thirds of the world's spam is sent by Taiwan servers. The US follows with 24% and in a distant third is China with only 3% of the servers who actually sends the spam." The article cites easy access to broadband and lack of crackdown on offenders as the main contributing factors.
Japanese Scientists Make Alzheimers Progress ScuttleMonkey 

"The AP wire reports that Japanese medical researchers have developed a DNA-based vaccine that reduces the brain plaque beta amyloid without the severe brain inflammation that plagued successes in 2002. From the story 'The deposits have been cut by between 15.5 percent and 38.5 percent in mice, with no major side effects, researchers said Monday in the online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [...] If all goes well, this type of treatment might be available for people in six or seven years, [lead researcher Yoh Matsumoto] said.'"
New Clues for Antikythera Mechanism timothy 98 fuzzybunny "The Register reports that British and Dutch scientists located a previously undetected word on the Antikythera Mechanism which seems to confirm its nature as a tool for astronomical prediction. This device is one of the world's first known geared devices; while its purpose is still not 100% clear, according to the article, 'Athens university researcher Xenophon Moussas is reported as saying the "newly discovered text seems to confirm that the mechanism was used to track planetary bodies."'"
13.Jun.2006 Canadian Record Industry's Secret Lobby Campaign ScuttleMonkey 96 CRIAWatch

"Michael Geist has an editorial published in the Hill Times, a Canadian political newsweekly, about a secret lobbying campaign by the Canadian Recording Industry Association. The report details how days after the last Canadian election CRIA lobbyists worked with officials to plan an event featuring speakers on the CRIA payroll who are promoting a DMCA for Canada, dozens of government officials from seven departments, an expensive lunch with senior government executives paid for by taxpayers, as well as a private meeting with the Canadian Heritage Minister who is responsible for copyright law."

Walter Mebane Jr., a professor of government at Cornell University, did a statistical analysis of the vote in Franklin County, which includes the city of Columbus. He told Kennedy, "The allocation of voting machines in Franklin County was clearly biased against voters in precincts with high proportions of African-Americans."

Mebane told me that he compared the distribution of voting machines in Ohio's 2004 presidential election with the distribution of machines for a primary election held the previous spring. For the primary, he said, "There was no sign of racial bias in the distribution of the machines." But for the general election in November, "there was substantial bias, with fewer voting machines per voter in areas that were heavily African-American."
I found a few errors in that Occult World video He mentions that the first person in America to talk about the Illuminati was Myron Fagan.
That's not even remotely correct.
Myron may have brought it to the forefront, but the first American to mention the Illuminati was George Washington.
00.000.1798 John Robinson, a professor at Edinburgh University in Scotland and a Mason, claimed that he was asked to join the Illuminati.
He published a book about the Illuminati in 1798 called "Proofs Of A Conspiracy," which states: "An association has been formed for the express purpose of rooting out all the religious establishments and overturning all the existing governments.... The leaders would rule the World with uncontrollable power, while all the rest would be employed as tools of the ambition of their unknown superiors."
“Proofs of a Conspiracy” was sent to George Washington who replied
" It was not my intention to doubt that, the Doctrines of the Illuminati + principles of Jacobinism had not spread in the United States. On the contrary, no one is more truly satisfied of this fact than I am.
The idea that I meant to convey, was, that I did not believe that the Lodges of Free Masons in this Country had, as Societies, endeavoured to propagate the diabolical tenets of the first, or pernicious principles of the latter..."
View the original letter
Thomas Jefferson also mentions Adam Weishaupt, the founder of the Illuminati, in a letter to Bishop James Madison in Philadelphia, dated Jan. 31, 1800
" The tranquility of our consciences is not troubled by the reproach of aiming at the ruin or overthrow of states or thrones . As Weishaupt lived under the tyranny of a despot and priests, he knew that caution was necessary even in spreading information + the principles of pure morality. He proposed therefore to lead the Free Masons to adopt this object and to make the objects of their institution the diffusion of science and virtue. He proposed to initiate new members into his body by gradations proportioned to his fears of the thunderbolts of tyranny."
"This has given an air of mystery to his views, was the foundation of his banishment, the subversion of the Masonic order + is the colour for the ravings against him of Robinson, Barruel & Morse, whose real fears are that the craft would be endangered by the spreading of information, reason + natural morality among men."
" If Weishaupt had written here, where no secrecy is necessary in our endeavors to render men wise and virtuous, he would not have thought of any secret machinery for that purpose

13.Jun.2006 Genes Governing Embryonic Stem Cell "Immortality" Discovered  New research has uncovered some of the genes that allow these cells to renew themselves.
13.Jun.2006 U.S. mad cow cases 'atypical'  Two cases of mad cow disease in Texas and Alabama seem to have resulted from a mysterious strain that could appear spontaneously in cattle, researchers say.
13.Jun.2006 Terror in Toronto or Tempest in a Teapot?  The arrest in Toronto of seventeen men, mostly quite young, for conspiracy to bomb places in Southern Ontario has raised a storm of comment. Unfortunately, much of it has been either premature or wrong.
13.Jun.2006 NYT Bob Herbert: Kerry 'almost certainly' won Ohio in 2004  I am shocked! Shocked!
13.Jun.2006 Violent Crime Up for 1st Time in 5 Years  Thanks Chimpy!
13.Jun.2006 Polnischer Milliardär Kulczyk: "Großes Geld braucht Ruhe"
13.Jun.2006 Verizon to Launch Mobile 'Chaperone' Service timothy 311+Billosaur

"CNET is reporting that Verizon will soon be offering a service (branded "Chaperone") which will allow parents to keep track of their cell phone-carrying children. Following on the heels of a similar service started by Sprint in April, the system will allow parents 'to set up geographic limits and receive text alerts if their children, who also carry phones, go too far from home. The service also lets parents check where their offspring are via a map on their cell phone or computer.' Disney will purportedly be offering a similar service when it begins selling mobile phones sometime this summer. It's 10pm -- do you know where you child's cell phone is?"
French PM Unreceptive To RMS Hemos 386+
"Six month after the publication of very bad amendments to French DRM law proposal, Richard Stallman has been pushed back by the chief of security team of French Prime minister. On Friday 9th of June 2006 at 3.30pm, Richard Stallman, president of Free Software Foundation, led a delegation composed by Frédéric Couchet (Free Software Foundation France) and Christophe Espern (EUCD.INFO initiative) to meet the French Prime minister in order to talk about the French DRM law proposal and to deliver the EUCD.INFO petition signed by more than 165,000 French residents. Richard Stallman and his friends were pushed back by the chief of security team. "

13.Jun.2006 Diplomatie: Kuba stellt US- Vertretung Strom ab
13.Jun.2006 Selbstmorde im US- Lager: Guantanamo empört deutsche Politiker
Angst vor Tropensturm: "Alberto" bedroht Florida

(Panorama, Kriegsrat in Camp David: Bush kündigt Jagd auf Sarkawis Nachfolger an
29.May 2006

El faraónico proyecto transportará 150 millones de metros cúbicos de combustible a través de la Amazonia. / "No tiene coherencia económica", advierten opositores.

00.000.1054 beobachteten chinesische + arabische Astronomen einen neuen Stern im Sternbild Stier.

Er war so hell wie die Venus.

Den historischen Überlieferungen zufolge wurde dieser "Gaststern" innerhalb von Wochen zunehmend heller - und war

00.Jul.1054 sogar für 23 Tage am Taghimmel zu beobachten.

Über zwei Jahre lang blieb er mit bloßem Auge erkennbar. Foto: Nasa/Esa - Video:

Bei der ungewöhnlichen Erscheinung vor 952 Jahren handelte es sich um eine gigantische Supernova-Explosion, deren Resultat der bekannte Krebsnebel im Sternbild Stier war.

Das Rätsel, wie der Krebsnebel damals entstand, glauben Wissenschaftler des Max-Planck-Instituts für Astrophysik in Garching jetzt gelöst zu haben.
Auch Patienten mit der Vorstufe zu einer bestimmten Krebsart könnten künftig von ihrem Arzt zu hören bekommen:

mehr Folsäure!

Ein italienisches Forscherteam hat - in einer kleinen Patientengruppe und für eine spezielle Krebsart - eine Folsäure-Behandlung getestet.

Die Patienten litten an einer sogenannten präkanzerösen Kehlkopf-Leukoplakie. Dabei handelt es sich um eine Verdickung der Rachenschleimhaut, aus der sich häufig bösartige Tumoren bilden.

Bei 33 der 43 untersuchten Probanden verkleinerte sich die Gewebeveränderung nach der Behandlung mit hochdosierter Folsäure um mindestens die Hälfte und verschwand bei einigen sogar vollständig.

Die Wissenschaftler um Giovanni Almadori von der Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rom folgern daraus, dass Folsäurepräparate zur Krebsvorsorge bei solchen Risikofällen eingesetzt werden könnte.

Sie veröffentlichen ihre Ergebnisse in der Juli-Ausgabe der Fachzeitschrift "Cancer".

Folsäure hilft, das Erbgut zu flicken
Irak: Bush setzt Sarkawi- Nachfolger auf Terrorliste
Westjordanland: Fatah- Anhänger stürmen Regierungsgebäude der Hamas
Bespitzelter Professor: Verfassungsschutz räumt Fehler ein
12.Jun.2006 Mars- Roboter: Forscher präsentieren "Beagle 2"- Nachfolger

12.Jun.2006 Supernova- Explosion: Forscher simulieren Krebsnebel- Geburt
12.Jun.2006 Guantanamo- Todesfälle: Druck auf USA wächst - Aufklärung zugesagt
12.Jun.2006 Qaida im Irak: Al- Muhadschir soll Sarkawis mörderisches Werk fortsetzen
12.Jun.2006 Anti- Nazi- Symbole: Staatsanwaltschaft ermittelt gegen Claudia Roth
Umfrage: 69 Prozent der Deutschen erwarten Klimakatastrophe

12.Jun.2006 US- Autopsiebericht: Sarkawi erlag Lungenverletzung
12.Jun.2006 Waffenhandel: Amnesty International greift China an
Vorsorge: Vitamin B9 bekämpft Krebs- Vorläufer
Griechenland: Frau hatte ein Kilo Kokain im Magen
12.Jun.2006 WM- Ansturm: Großbild- Leinwände verzweifelt gesucht

12.Jun.2006 Soli- Gelder: Bundesregierung liest ostdeutschen Landesministern die Leviten
12.Jun.2006 Rekordausgaben: USA treiben Rüstungsspirale nach oben
Konjunktur: DIHK erwartet Aufschwung AN>Eingeschleppte Pflanze: Allergiker- Alptraum kommt nach Deutschland AN>Buchhandel: Friedenspreis für Soziologen Lepenies
Uno- Bericht: Afghanische Politiker für Kriegsverbrechen verantwortlich
12.Jun.2006 Selbstmorde in Guantanamo: Pentagon relativiert Aussage über PR mit dem Tod

12.Jun.2006 Autopsiebericht: US- Armee wehrt sich gegen Spekulationen um Sarkawis Tod
Meeresräuber: Neue Hai- Art vor US- Küste entdeckt
Identitätsklau: Hacker stiehlt Daten aus Nuklearwaffenbehörde

12.Jun.2006 Streit über Verschwendung: Geberländer wollen Empfänger an die Kandare nehmen
Wasser- Sparen: Wüsten- Gazellen schrumpfen Organe
Heute in den Feuilletons: "Ein Morgen gibt es nicht"
12.Jun.2006 Flugdatenanalyse: N35NK sfux

12.Jun.2006  World Content News - Die Geschichte des Learjets 35A mit der Registrierung N35NK ist abenteuerlich. Sie wirft mehr Fragen auf, als sie zu beantworten vermag. Die Spuren der Maschine, die unter CIA-Verdacht stand, führen tief in den Drogensumpf von Florida, kurven um den Ausbildungsort für den 9-11, man findet sie auf Guantanamo Bay genauso wie in Deutschland wieder und sie lassen am Ende dennoch keine eindeutigen...
Hier spricht Guantánamo sfux 
Karl Weiss - Roger Willemsen hat die Interviews durchgeführt, die schon Hunderte von Reportern hätten führen müssen, aber es aus Untertänigkeit gegenüber der US-Regierung nicht getan haben: Interviews mit entlassenen Guantánamo-Insassen. Er beschämt damit sämtliche Zeitungen und Fernsehstationen der Welt. Es war offensichtlich, daß die neue Form von US-Konzentrationslagern, wie sie als bekanntestes Beispiel Guantánamo darstellt, von höchstem internationalem Interesse ist. Trotzdem...

12.Jun.2006 Bush Administration Developing Plans To Keep 50,000 U.S. Troops In Iraq For Decades Judd 
The New York Times reports that the Bush administration is making plans to keep tens of thousands of U.S. troops in Iraq indefinitely:

Mr. Bush on Friday made clear that the American commitment to the country will be long-term. Officials say the administration has begun to look at the costs of maintaining a force of roughly 50,000 troops there for years to come, roughly the size of the American presence maintained in the Philippines and Korea for decades after those conflicts.

On Meet the Press, Retired Gen. Barry McCaffery said it was likely that the U.S. will keep at least 50,000 in Iraq for the next 10 years:

GEN. McCAFFREY: Well, if it’s a government that works, we can probably sustain the U.S. troops, 50,000, 60,000, 70,000 troops there for 10 years and hope that Iraq turns into a responsible governmental entity that doesn’t attack its neighbors, doesn’t build WMD. I still think that’s a likely outcome if the political system can come together on the ground.

Meanwhile, conservatives in Congress stripped a provision from the supplemental spending bill that would have ruled out permanent U.S. bases in Iraq.
Why “Pick On” Israel? Here’s Why
12.Jun2006 Fountainhead Truth exists, falsehood has to be invented.
Why “Pick On” Israel? Here’s Why By Anwaar Hussain Why “Pick On” Israel? Here’s Why -by John Spritzler
Israel’s defenders have a stock argument that goes like this:
"Why do people pick on Israel? Sure, Israel has its faults, just like any country. Its government is not perfect and sometimes it does bad things. What government doesn’t? But how come some people seem to focus only on Israel? Boycott Israel, divest from Israel, they say; but never boycott Russia or China or Saudi Arabia or a host of other countries that do bad things. Israel, they say, violates human rights of Palestinians. If they’re so concerned about human rights, how come they’re not bothered by China’s attack on Tibetans, or Russia’s attack on Chechnians, or Saudi Arabia’s attack on women’s human rights? Hmmm. Why would people want to just pick on tiny little Israel, a Jewish state? Only one reason...they’re anti-Semites."
Nice try, but this defense of Israel is easily refuted. There are a lot of excellent reasons for singling Israel out + none of them have anything to do with anti-Semitism.

12.Jun.2006 #6. More can be learned about our own United States + about the source of our own domestic problems and how to solve them, by understanding why it is right to divest from and boycott Israel than by understanding why it might be good to divest from and boycott Russia or China or any other country. The reason is that our domestic problems, like job insecurity, illegal immigration, war, lack of health care, extreme inequality and so on are
caused by our corporate and government leaders for the purpose of making us easier for them to control. These same leaders have singled out Israel, unique among all other nations, to enjoy their unwavering and overwhelming support for the same reason–Israel helps to foment the global war that makes the world population easier to control. To understand why our leaders support Israel + why they pretend to seek peace in that region but never put real pressure on Israel to stop its unjust ethnic cleansing, is to gain insight into how these same leaders control us by deliberately creating the very domestic problems they claim to be trying to solve.
12.Jun.2006 Courtesy : Turn The World Upside Down
12.Jun2006 An Absolute Must-Read :
'Your Next Target, Dear Americans' by Anwaar Hussain

12.Jun.2006 Bloglines - BBC again actively aiding and abetting in war crimes and crimes against humanity
BBC again actively aiding and abetting in war crimes and crimes against humanity By The Cat's Dream

Dear Steve Herrmann, Editor, News Online, “Secretary Rumsfeld called those detained at Guantanamo the 'worst of the worst.'It's hard to believe that a 13 year old could fit that category.” - Jo Becker Advocacy director for the Children's Rights Division of Human Rights WatchYour article "Three inmates die at Guantanamo" reads:"Three detainees at the US base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have died in
Bush Iran Strategy Suffers Major Diplomatic Defeat - by Gareth Excerpt:
Despite claims that U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has regained the diplomatic initiative from Iran with a conditional offer to join multilateral talks with Tehran, the real story behind the policy shift is that the administration has suffered a decisive defeat of its effort to get international sanctions for possible military action against Iran.
U.S. officials and French and British diplomats have sought to obscure the failure to get the agreement of Russia and China to a hard-line UN Security Council resolution making Iranian compliance mandatory if it refused to suspend its uranium enrichment activities. Nevertheless, details of the proposal finally given to Iran and Russia's subsequent statement both confirm that the administration has had to accept a package without the threat of Security Council action it had counted on.

12.Jun.2006 Attacking Global Warming Science: Where There’s George Will, There’s a Way
Think Progress » Attacking Global Warming Science: Where There’s George Will, There’s a Way

12.Jun.2006 Option Valuation: Mark Thoma v. the National Review
12.Jun.2006 BELLACIAO - 1040 Checkmate? - Simpleton Says: - Collective Bellaciao
BELLACIAO - 1040 Checkmate? - Simpleton Says: - Collective Bellaciao

12.Jun.2006 What the NSA eavesdropping program might tell us about the Bush admin’s love for telecom monopolies

12.Jun.2006 Arthur Finkelstein Is Screwing Up America
12.Jun.2006 Israeli PM due at No 10 for talks Israeli PM Ehud Olmert is to seek support at a meeting with Tony Blair for a proposal to redraft Israeli borders.
MMR doctor 'to face GMC charges' The doctor who first suggested a link between the MMR vaccine and autism is to be charged with professional misconduct, it is reported.
12.Jun.2006 China arms sales 'fuel conflicts' Amnesty International accuses China of being one of world's most secretive and irresponsible arms exporters.
12.Jun.2006 Chipmakers gear up for manufacturing hurdles For chip designers, the next decade is going to be one big wrestling match with the laws of physics and chemistry.
12.Jun.2006 The Question of Robot Safety Zonk 232

Economist article wondering how safe should robots be? From the article: "In 1981 Kenji Urada, a 37-year-old Japanese factory worker, climbed over a safety fence at a Kawasaki plant to carry out some maintenance work on a robot. In his haste, he failed to switch the robot off properly. Unable to sense him, the robot's powerful hydraulic arm kept on working and accidentally pushed the engineer into a grinding machine. His death made Urada the first recorded victim to die at the hands of a robot. This gruesome industrial accident would not have happened in a world in which robot behavior was governed by the Three Laws of Robotics drawn up by Isaac Asimov, a science-fiction writer." The article goes on to explore the ethics behind robot soldiers, the liability issues of cleaning droids + the moral problems posed by sexbots.
Net Neutrality or Not? Zonk 219 Reverse Gear

"CNN has two commentaries about net neutrality with quite opposing viewpoints. Craig Newmark discusses how the legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives would efficiently remove net neutrality, while Mike McCurry about how the big companies should pay their fair share for the physical upgrade of the internet. From Newmark's commentary: 'Telecommunication companies already control the pipes that carry the Internet into your home. Now they want control which sites you visit and how you experience them. They would provide privileged access for themselves and their preferred partners while charging other businesses for varying levels of service.'"
Misunderestimating the Enemy
BuzzFlash Articles Win Two 2007 Project Censored Awards
After the RNC Paid Well Over a Million Dollars to Defend Individuals Convicted of Illegal Vote Suppression Phone Jamming, Rove Helps Raise More Funds to Help Suppress the Vote

12.Jun2006 Defending America from Scooter Libby Update: Wall Street Journal Writes Fiction Again on Its Editorial Page
The New Greg Palast Book, "Armed Madhouse," Available from Limited Number of Signed Copies.
Names of dead Guantanamo inmates released, accused of Al Qaeda ties by U.S. So why weren't they charged? 6/12
Are You and Your Loved Ones at Risk Because of the NRA's License to Murder?
50,000 troops in Iraq "for many years." You're going to let them sit around being shot at for how long, now?

12.Jun2006 Man who could unseat "Bush's favorite Democrat" is a polished, trim and rich Democrat 6/12
"A controversial UN report that has been shelved for 18 months names and shames leading Afghan politicians and officials accused of orchestrating massacres, torture, mass rape and other war crimes." 6/12

Guantanamo: Erhängter soll vor Freilassung gestanden haben
Aufschwung: Japan überrascht mit starkem Wachstum
Afrika- Mission: Bundeswehr startet am 10. Juli in den Kongo
Regierung: Bund plant Ausverkauf seiner Immobilien
10.Jun2006 New York Times article on 9/11 truth movement

10.Jun.2006 500 Conspiracy Buffs Meet to Seek the Truth of 9/11
04.Jun.2006 CHICAGO— In the ballroom foyer of the Embassy Suites Hotel, the two-day International Education and Strategy Conference for 9/11 Truth was off to a rollicking start.
In Salon Four, there was a presentation under way on the attack in Oklahoma City, while in the room next door, the splintered factions of the movement were asked — for sake of unity — to seek a common goal.

Note: The incredible 9/11 truth video "Loose Change" may be removed from Google due to legal challenges.

For a media report on this, click here. To sign a petition calling for the release of crucial 9/11 documents and videos being withheld by the government: And for excellent ideas on how we can both expose and change the corrupt system that led to the 9/11 attacks:
Final Note: believes it is important to balance disturbing cover-up information with inspirational writings which call us to be all that we can be + to work together for positive change.

Please visit our Inspiration Center at for an abundance of uplifting material.
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12.Jun2006 There is a little known fact about hypnosis that is illustrated by the following story:

9/11 COVER UP GUIDE — Fran Shure,

11.Jun.2006 NYT's 911 conferance article---pure shit — archers,

11.Jun.2006 FBI: Osama Not Wanted for 9/11 — Kevin Barrett,

10.Jun.2006 12.Jun.2006 Microsoft Misrepresenting WGA's Functionality? Zonk 62 Legal Ethics

"According to an article on Groklaw, Microsoft is misrepresenting what the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) tool is to pressure people into installing it.

It comes with no uninstall, it fails to disclose many pieces of information it provides to Microsoft + it misrepresents itself as a 'critical update' when it does not address any security vulnerability, although it remains to be seen if it can create one. ZDNet has a series of screenshots so that you can see exactly how badly it misrepresents itself.

Oh + it also checks for updates, so Microsoft can presumably execute arbitrary code on any machine with it installed, merely by making that code part of a WGA update."
Call to scrap diabetes treat food Retailers are being urged to withdraw diabetes food and drinks after a leading firm agreed to phase them out.
12.Jun.2006 Health risk from bad food hygiene Britons risk food poisoning because of their bad hygiene habits in the kitchen, a survey suggests.
12.Jun.2006 Attacking Global Warming Science: Where There’s George Will, There’s a Way Judd 
George Will is at it again. His column today is another lackluster effort to cast doubt about global warming science and the imperative to do something about it. Here is the key graph:

[W]hen Gore says the scientific debate is “over,” he must mean merely that there is consensus that we are in a period of warming.

This is not where debate ends but where it begins, given that at any moment in its 4.5 billion years, the planet has been cooling or warming. The serious debate is about two other matters: the contribution of human activity to the current episode of warming and the degree to which this or that remedial measure (e.g., the Kyoto Protocol) would make a difference commensurate with its costs.

Two responses:

1. There is no scientific debate about whether human activity is contributing to global warming.

Science Magazine analyzed 928 peer-reviewed scientific papers on global warming published 00.000.1993-00.000.2003 .

Not a single one challenged the scientific consensus the earth’s temperature is rising due to human activity.

00.000.2002 the Bush administration’s EPA concluded that global warming the the last 20 years was “due mostly to human activity.”

2. Addressing the problem is not a zero sum game.

It’s not the case that all efforts to address global warming will harm the economy.

The Apollo Alliance has a plan to address that problem of global warming that would create an estimated 3 million jobs.

Bush’s nominee for Secretary of the Treasury, Hank Paulson, said that the failure to ratify Kyoto was a blow to U.S. competitiveness.

Will continues to distort the facts about global warming, but he doesn’t really seem to have his heart in it.

He fills up most of his space with snarky speculation about Gore’s political ambitions.

This is what’s left of the current “debate” about global warming — misrepresenting the facts and personal attacks.

Hopefully, sometime soon, we can move past this and start addressing the problem.
Pellicano Won't 'Rat Out' Clients - Los Angeles Times
12.Jun.2006 Odd features of the London police raid at Forest Gate
12.Jun.2006 Israel > Iraq War ringleaders > Bilderberg Group (Some Key Vectors)
The Israeli/neoconservative factor in the Bilderberg Group (just a first rough cut): Israel > Ahmad Chalabi > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Barbara Amiel > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Bruce Kovner > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Conrad Black > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Dennis Ross > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Donald Graham > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Douglas Feith > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Goldman Sachs International > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Henry Kissinger > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Iraq War ringleaders > Ahmad Chalabi > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Iraq War ringleaders > Barbara Amiel > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Iraq War ringleaders > Bruce Kovner > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Iraq War ringleaders > Conrad Black > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Iraq War ringleaders > Dennis Ross > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Iraq War ringleaders > Donald Graham > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Iraq War ringleaders > Douglas Feith > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Iraq War ringleaders > John Bolton > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Iraq War ringleaders > Lawrence Summers > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Iraq War ringleaders > Marc Grossman > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Iraq War ringleaders > Michael Ledeen > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Iraq War ringleaders > Paul Wolfowitz > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Iraq War ringleaders > Richard Perle > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Iraq War ringleaders > Robert Kagan > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Iraq War ringleaders > Thomas Friedman > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Iraq War ringleaders > William Luti > Bilderberg Group
Israel > John Bolton > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Lawrence Summers > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Marc Grossman > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Mark Warner > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Michael Ledeen > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Paul Wolfowitz > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Richard Holbrooke > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Richard Perle > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Robert Kagan > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Rothschilds > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Stephen Harper > Bilderberg Group
Israel > Thomas Friedman > Bilderberg Group
Israel > William Luti > Bilderberg Group The American mainstream media, which are owned and controlled by neoconservatives and neoliberals, are censoring vital information about the Bilderberg Group for the same reason that they have censored vital information about the role of neoconservatives and neoliberals in engineering the Iraq War: they are protecting their power base from democratic scrutiny and accountability. They are striving to create a global dictatorship whose operations are entirely hidden from the consciousness of the general public. They substantially control much of the "alternative" media as well, which can be counted on in most cases not to mention a word about the Bilderberg Group. Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. Those few alternative media outlets which do dare to broach this subject will usually be subjected to campaigns of nasty harassment.

Why the Media Isn't Reporting the Bilderberg Story m
The Bilderberg Conference is an ideal example of how the American elite turns its back on facts even as it denigrates those who wonder what the hell is going on.
As of Saturday night, no major American media had reported the meeting of 130 of the world's most powerful and wealthiest individuals, a meeting so secret that one reporter was arrested for merely flying into the host city and the Ottawa police had to show credentials to private security guards to be permitted on the premises. The invited also include some nasty individuals such as Richard Perle and Ahmad Chalabi. You don't invite such types to a secret meeting if you plan to do anything worthwhile. There are no reports of any person of known moral standing being invited.
How does one explain the utter lack of journalistic curiosity about all this? One could come up with a conspiratorial explanation but the answer is probably even more troubling: no conspiracy was needed at all. Like a well trained child, the media doesn't even want to know what is going on.
Well, that isn't completely true since past participants have included the likes of Don Graham of the Washington Post and Paul Gigot of the Wall Street Journal.
Many city councils in America operate under some sort of freedom of information and/or sunshine law. Why is it so important that we know what our town council is talking about behind our backs and so irrelevant what 130 of the most powerful individuals in the world are talking about secretly? Sorry, the American media is not cleared to give you an answer.
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Thinking the Unthinkable
Felicity Arbuthnot ...And when factions in high places, allegedly threatened Times columnist, Matthew Parris's wealthy friend, prepared to pay a ransom for Maragaret Hassan, were it demanded, in to a state of terror for the safety of his family; confiscated Paul Bigley's communication equipment, when he was fighting for his brother's life and telephoned this correspondent demanding broadly: shut the f ... up about Margaret Hassan, was it because the decision to do nothing had been made an! d humanity and drawing attention to the real people behind the names muddied the planned spin? Unthinkable, of course. Oh + of course, conspiracy theorists might wonder if those mobile 'phones were infact traced and a decision made to simply do nothing. As this is being written news of another 'breakthrough' hits the airwaves, another: ' Ladies and gentlemen,' we got 'im' moment. The slaughter of innocents at Haditha, Ishaqi and elsewhere, vanished from the news. Abu Musab Al Zarqawi, killed in Sulamainiyah, then Mosul, Al Quaim and Fallujah, has been definitively killed in Hibhib, near Baquba. Margaret Hassan's tragedy sort of sorted and the man who allegedly killed Ken Bigley, sorted again (...) 'How is it Zarqawi's body remains intact as if he died in his bed'? asked one resident. Paul Bigley, having hired tireless investigators in to his brother's death stated to this writer and in the Independent: ' I would not be surprised if Ken and Margaret's bodies weren't ! in some refrigerator in Washington to be produced at an opport! une mome nt'. Unthinkable...

Terrorism in Iraq? Don't blame Zarqawi

Mike Whitney ...Once again, the media is covering the facts and creating a narrative that absolves the administration of culpability. Unfortunately, most leftist web sites seem more eager to debate whether Zarqawi actually existed or not. This debate goes nowhere. What is imperative is to realize that Zarqawi has become more important to the Bush administration dead than alive. The media has taken the shadowy details of his life and shaped them into a storyline that is suppo! sed to rewrite the history of the war in Iraq. Zarqawi is now being held responsible for everything from initiating the sectarian violence to stopping the political dialogue between Sunni leaders and the new government...

The great escape

Lenin's tomb Three men have killed themselves in the off-shore gulag that the American government allows itself to have. The reason? Rear Adm. Harry Harris Jr says: "They are smart, they are creative, they are committed ... They have no regard for life, neither ours nor their own. I believe this was not an act of desperation, but an act of asymmetrical warfare waged against us." 'They' are prisoners held without charge, trial or opportunity for reprieve in an island torture-chamber. Yet, s! ince 'they' have already been determined guilty + given the series of imaginative associations immediately available upon remembering that the prisoners are Muslims, it must seem somehow okay to engage in this bizarre Orwellian reversal. What would one think if any other government offered this kind of ridiculous claim in a similar situation? Those whom 'we' have locked up in a repressive prison camp with no chance of justice are the aggressors - they make war against 'us'...

America backs Israel's right to kill children

Mark Elf, Jews sans frontieres According the Jerusalem Post, America has issued a statement supporting Israel's latest war crime against Palestinian civilians. The US expressed support for Israel Friday night after apparent Israeli artillery fire caused the death of at least 12 Palestinians on a Gaza coast beach. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said that Israel had the right to defend itself, especially while terrorists were attacking it. However, McCor! mack added that Israel must consider the results well and do what was necessary to prevent harming innocent civilians. And if Israel doesn't "prevent harming innocent civilians?" He didn't say...

Ban on permanent Iraq bases dies

Richard Cowan, Reuters Congressional Republicans killed a provision in an Iraq war funding bill that would have put the United States on record against the permanent basing of U.S. military facilities in that country, a lawmaker and congressional aides said on Friday. The $94.5 billion emergency spending bill, which includes $65.8 billion to continue waging wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, is expected to be approved by Congress next week and sent to President George W. Bush for signi! ng into law. As originally passed by the House of Representatives, the Pentagon would have been prohibited from spending any of the funds for entering into a military basing rights agreement with Iraq...

If you're expecting justice in Iraq, just look to Guantanamo for reassurance

Truth About Iraqis For years now we have heard of the deplorable condition in which Guantanamo detainees have been held. Most have not been told why they had been at the military prison facility for five years.(...) However, US media has discared every claim they make; ridiculed evidence and testimony, torn apart as lies. Therefore, it is not surprising that there is no outrage when we hear that three Guantanamo detainees - a Yemeni and ! two Saudis - committed suicide today. Instead, we hear that the three have engaged in aggressive behavior against the United States. "They are smart. They are creative, they are committed. They have no regard for life, either ours or their own. I believe this was not an act of desperation, but an act of ...warfare waged against us," Rear Adm. Harry Harris, commander of the Joint Task Force Guantanamo, said in a telephone news conference. So, of course we will hear some say that the women and children of Haditha blew their own brains out. And in Abu Ghraib, the tortured Iraqis carried out all the abuse against themselves, in what is regarded as violent action against the US...

Al-Zarqawi Circus Sideshow Continues Unabated

Kurt Nimmo It is sincerely a corporate media circus, a multi-dimensional propaganda effort designed to convince the public al-Zarqawi was indeed alive and then killed by our fearless soldiers in Iraq. As we know, al-Zarqawi was killed some time ago, prior to the neocon invasion of Iraq + his image was subsequently adopted by the Pentagon, refashioned + trotted out by Colin Powell at the United Nations. All manner of super-human nastiness was attributed to the gh! ost of al-Zarqawi, from ricin attacks to a spate of gruesome beheadings. Somewhere along the line, the propagandists in the Pentagon decided to kill al-Zarqawi + thus chalk up a victory against those who hate our way of life and our freedom to stand in line to use Diebold voting machines...

Three Guantanamo detainees die in suicides: US army

Michael Christie, Reuters Three foreign prisoners being held at the U.S. navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, died on Saturday in apparent suicides, the first since it started to be used as a prison in January 2002, the U.S. military said. "Two Saudis and one Yemeni, each located in Camp 1, were found unresponsive and not breathing in their cells by guards," U.S. Southern Command said in a statement (...) Facing indefinite detention with none of the rights afforde! d formal prisoners of war, or criminal suspects in the U.S. justice system, dozens of the detainees have undertaken hunger strikes...

10.Jun.2006 GI Special 4F8: Blood For No Oil - Thomas F. Barton
"We Didn?t Go In To Grab The Oil. Just The Opposite. We Went In To Control The Oil And Make Sure We Didn?t Get It"
Investigative journalist Greg Palast joins us in the Firehouse Studio to discuss the follow-up to his best-selling book "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy."
AMY GOODMAN: Is the war in Iraq a war for oil?
GREG PALAST: Is the war in Iraq for oil?
Yes, it's about the oil, but not for the oil.
In my investigations for Armed Madhouse, I ended up with a story far more fascinating and difficult than I imagined.

The Iraq War Itself is a War Crime

Nothing New About Haditha
DAVE LINDORFF What is it that makes the Marine massacre of civilians at Haditha such a big issue, when we had much worse massacres going on before our eyes much earlier? The biggest of these was the giant massacre that took place over the course of two weeks in the 300,000-population city of Fallujah in November, 2004. Recall that the Marines--the service that, if we are to believe the propaganda coming out of the Pentagon, have such high sta! ndards where civilians are involved--surrounded the city and ordered everyone except the fighters to leave. The plan was to kill everyone who was left + that's what they did. The problem is that they also were extremely loose in terms of how they defined that "everyone." At the time, on the eve of the assault that leveled the entire city, New York Times reporter Dexter Filkins reported that troops were stopping every person who was trying to flee the city and checking them for traces of powder on their hands. Those found to have residues were turned around and sent back to what would be the killing ground. But he reported that those males over the aged of 12 were also turned back, whether they had powder traces on their hands or not. In other words, the Marines encircling the doomed city decided that all males who were teenagers or older were presumed combatants...

A Warning to Africa: The New U.S. Imperial Grand Strategy

John Bellamy Foster, Imperialism is constant for capitalism. But it passes through various phases as the system evolves. At present the world is experiencing a new age of imperialism marked by a U.S. grand strategy of global domination. One indication of how things have changed is that the U.S. military is now truly global in its operations with permanent bases on every continent, including Africa, where a new scramble for control is taki! ng place focused on oil...


Today in Iraq One 101 st Sustainment Brigade Soldier was killed and one was wounded by an improvised explosive device while conducting a combat logistics patrol at about 12:55 a.m. June 9, west of Kirkuk, Iraq. (MNF- Iraq). Spc. Luis D. Santos, 20, of Rialto, Calif., died in Buritz, Iraq, on June 8, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Santos was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3! rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo. (DefenseLink). U.S. military spokesman Maj. Gen. William Caldwell said 39 raids were conducted across Iraq late Thursday and early Friday, including some directly related to the information they obtained from the strike against al-Zarqawi...

The Zarqawi Show - A Pantomime For Children Of All Ages

Joe Quinn, Signs of the Times ...Have you ever seen the effects of a 500lb bomb? Have you ever seen the effects of two? Generally, such bombs will obliterate everything in the immediate vicinity leaving a large crater at the site of the bombing and cause extensive damage over a wide area. Take the opportunity to watch the video on CNN of the bombing. Notice the extent of the massive explosion (...) An abrasion on his cheek and a cut on his forehead and above! his left eye. All of which leads us to conclude that either 'al-Zarqawi' really was a super human Islamic terrorist or someone in the US government thinks we are all very, very stupid...

When Will We Ever Learn?

Cindy Sheehan ...It's time to join us to stop allowing our government to give those orders to kill innocent Iraqis in the name of fighting a "global war of terror" - which is just another name for "corporate colonialism" (honestly, instead of patriotic emblems on their uniforms, our troops should have corporate logos all over them, like NASCAR drivers. Tanks should have a big "Exxon" symbol painted right on their sides, this would make more sense!). It's time to look at our country's knac! k for arming and training dictators and terrorists like Saddam and Osama and oppressing other countries for profit and demand that this violent behavior stop....

Ramadi attacked ...

Imad Khadduri, Free Iraq ...A full scale American attack on Ramadi has commenced and fierce fighting is taking place in most districts of Ramadi. American helicopters withdrew from the area after one of them was hit by Resistance fire but was not downed. American fighter planes are now taking part in the offensive...

09.Jun.2006 Iraqi Resistance Report -for events of- Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice.

In a dispatch posted at 3:30pm Makkah time Friday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that at the time of reporting fierce fighting was underway in ar-Ramadi, about 110km west of Baghdad, between US occupation troops on one side and, on the other, Iraqi Resistance fighters including men of al-Qa'idah in the Land of the Two Rivers Resistance organization as wel! l as other Resistance groups. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that Resistance fighters equipped with various types of weapons were battling the Americans in the areas of 20 Street + al-Kass Street + 17 Tammuz Street in the city. The witnesses reported that dozens of Resistance men were engaged in battle as cries of Allahu Akbar rang out from mosques...

Anatomy of a Lie: The Zarqawi Psy-Ops + an opportune death

DelicateMonster, Daily Kos ...I suspect that his convenient death (real or otherwise) is being desperately hyped by a psy-ops campaign largely geared towards the American public. Originally, Zarqawi was used to show that al Qaeda and the foreign 'terrorists' element were strong in Iraq. He has now evolved into an ad hoc diversion from the slaughter at Haditha. Don't believe me? Fine. When's the last story you read about Haditha?...

Neocon Prince of Darkness Sighted at Bilderberg Meeting

Kurt Nimmo According to Megan Gillis, writing for the Ottawa Sun, the Straussian neocon "Prince of Darkness," Richard Perle, is in Ottawa, possibly to attend the Bilderberg Group meeting held there, along with the standard fare of neolibs and globalists, including "David Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, Queen Beatrix of Holland, former N.B. premier Frank McKenna and a host of other bigwigs," as Gillis puts it. As Perle is a prime shaker and mover behind the "cl! ash of civilizations" agenda to "reshape" the Muslim Middle East (that is to say, shock and awe it, by way of bunker-buster and depleted uranium, into submission), it makes perfect sense for him to be on the Bilderberger roster, especially now that Iran is next up on the target list. It appears the globalists are at odds on Iran...

Tortured Fragments of History Stan Winer

Veil of secrecy surrounding methods of interrogation and torture
00.Apr.2004 -In- the world was momentarily shocked by televised photographs from Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison showing hooded Iraqis stripped naked, posed in contorted positions + visibly suffering humiliating abuse while amused American soldiers stood by. Responsibility for these acts of psychological torture has largely been confined to the lowest ranks and kept close to Abu Ghraib itself. Official s! tatements attributed the practice to a temporarybreakdown in "military discipline", thus diverting any suspicion that the evidence of psychological torture as paraded before our eyes in the Abu Ghraib snapshots is most likely the product of intelligence policies shaped in design and application over a long period of time...

Is this picture from Haditha, Iraq?

Truth about Iraqis Iraq? No. Try Gaza. Picture of one of three children, part of a family picnic on the beaches of Gaza, killed courtesy of the Israeli military. A total of 10 were killed. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan called for an investigation into the deaths after the Bush administration refused to condemn the attack. Remember Haditha...

No Permanent Bases: Passed Both Houses, Removed in Conference Committee

David Swanson When the House and the Senate pass similar but not identical bills, they create a conference committee to work out the differences. When they both passed amendments to the "emergency supplemental" spending bill stipulating that none of the money could be used to build permanent bases in Iraq, the conference committee, behind closed doors this week, resolved that non-difference by deleting it.

This would appear to be a blatant vi! olation of the rules of Congress and an unconstitutional voiding of the will of the people as expressed by their Representatives and Senators. But it can't appear that way to a people that knows nothing about it... : a site gathering daily information concerning occupied Iraq: news, analysis, documents and texts of iraqi resistance available in Italian + English.
12.Jun.2006 Exclusive: Did Bush Receive a PDB regarding Joe Wilson? — Murry Wass

10.Jun.2006 ELECTION: Faulty voting machines delay results; — TIM ROHWER

10.Jun.2006 "America--Freedom To Fascism" — Interview of film maker Aaron Russo


10.Jun.2006 Mission Accomplished Man Crashes YearlyKos — This is a RIOT! Thanks again Will

10.Jun.2006 Closing Our Courts — Liberty Beat: by Nat Hentoff

10.Jun.2006 Senate, NSA Take US two Giant Steps Closer to Police State — Cheryl Seal

10.Jun.2006 Formal Apology for Israel of the attacks on Gaza — Judah Ben-Hur

10.Jun.2006 $36,000,000,000.00 D.V.A. Budget — jack Garcia

10.Jun.2006 ***Extra Extra, Read All About (((IT)))***wingtv at it again — Marsha

10.Jun.2006 We have work to do understand this is how to START — Patricia Johnson-Holm

10.Jun.2006 I am a systems analyst...Regarding Bird Flu: — Dennis Fischer

10.Jun.2006 How to Spot COINTELPRO Agents — Laura Knight-Jadczyk

10.Jun.2006 But why have Courts been 'CLOSED' to the FEW? — Patricia Johnson-Holm

10.Jun.2006 - New York Times article on 9/11 truth movement — New York Times

10.Jun.2006 FBI: Osama Not Wanted for 9/11 — Kevin Barrett

10.Jun.2006 GO MAVS!!! The New "God's Team", The New "America's Team" — Rich Sheridan


10.Jun.2006 Water Car Inventor Murdered — Marsha




11.Jun.2006 Other People's Blood — By BOB HERBERT

11.Jun.2006 Marine Says Rules Were Followed
A sergeant who led a squad of Marines during the incident in Haditha, Iraq, that left as many as 24 civilians dead said his unit did not intentionally target any civilians, followed military rules of engagement and never tried to cover up the shootings, his attorney said. Staff Sgt. Frank D. ...

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Plaintiffs' Memorandum in Support of Ex Parte Relief Permitting Limited Expedited Discovery (PDF 353k). February 17, 2004 Declaration of Karen A. Confoy in Support of Ex Parte Relief Permitting Plaintiffs to Conduct Limited Discovery (PDF 51k). 17.Feb.2004
28% of Americans Take Bible Literally (But That’s Down from 38% 30 Years Ago) KB Is the church on the way down? Let me know how you interpret the survey results.
12.Jun.2006 For some, online rersona undermines a résumé Webhelp 
Recruiters are looking up applicants on social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, Xanga and Friendster, where college students often post risqué or teasing photographs and provocative comments.

12.Jun.2006 The Security of RFID Cards
Interesting paper on the security of contactless smartcards: Interestingly, the outcome of this investigation shows that contactless smartcards are not fundamentally less secure than contact cards. However, some attacks are inherently facilitated. Therefore both the user and the issuer should...

12.Jun.2006 A Mixed Bag of First Impressions by Democrats at Blog Rendezvous
If there is an emerging consensus among the Democrats, it is that blogs are a potentially crucial emerging power in American politics.

12.Jun.2006 Guantanamo suicides a 'PR move' A top US official says the suicides of three Guantanamo inmates were a good public relations move.
12.Jun.2006 Muslims protest over terror raid Muslim groups have protested outside Scotland Yard against the tactics used by police in an anti-terror raid in London.
12.Jun.2006 Whaling nations set for majority Pro-whaling nations appear to command a majority as this year's major whaling summit draws near.
12.Jun.2006 Camp suicides 'hard to believe' The sister of a Guantanamo Bay detainee says she is suspicious about claims three inmates killed themselves.
12.Jun.2006 Rolls-Royce recalls engine parts Rolls-Royce recalls faulty parts used in passenger aeroplane engines after three of them shut down in mid-air.
12.Jun.2006 Protest against LNG land purchase Campaigners are to try to stop the National Grid forcibly buying land for a gas pipeline across Wales.
12.Jun.2006 Guantanamo deaths 'sad incident' Downing Street describes the suicides of three inmates at Guantanamo Bay as a "sad incident".
12.Jun.2006 CloudSat System Looks at Storms Scientists are excited about a satellite project to measure the moisture content of clouds because they're getting images from inside storm clouds.
12.Jun.2006 DOE Hides Hacker Hit
Hackers manage to get names and social security numbers of 1,500 contractors at the Energy Department's nuclear weapons agency.

Turns out they did it last year, but senior officials are only just now learning of the breach.
Vloggercon: Where everyone's the media
Whether mothers, peace activists or filmmakers looking for distribution, video bloggers are all part of a DIY publishing movement.

12.Jun.2006 Robotic Sense of Touch Zonk 25 Aryabhata

"As per a BBC article, US scientists have created a device that could one day pave the way for robotic hands mimicking human touch. The research team from University of Nebraska in Lincoln hopes to apply this to aid surgery by allowing surgeons to feel the tissue they are operating on. This could help surgeons in distinguishing cancerous or abnormal tissue etc. To demonstrate the device the scientists tried the instrument on a one cent coin and the sensor revealed the wrinkles in President Lincoln's clothing and the letters TY in liberty."
Psychopharm Going 'Mainstream' In Schools? Zonk 288 PizzaFace

"Back in the day, college was a place where a lot of kids tried recreational drugs. Now the world's more competitive, psychopharmaceuticals are better targeted + millions of students are routinely using drugs to work better and longer. Stimulants developed for attention deficit and narcolepsy are giving mentally healthy students an edge like athletes get from steroids or human growth hormone. These psychotropics seem fairly safe, but should they be banned in the interest of fairness, perhaps with enforcement by urine tests before exams? Or do we tell our kids that, if they want to compete in this brave new world, they better find some Adderall and jack their brains up like their classmates'." If college students are doing it, how many programmers are? What say you?

In 1983, a large hoard of Roman coins was found at a site around six miles from Pattanam.

However, even if Muziris has been found, one mystery remains - how it disappeared so completely in the first place.

Dr Tomba said that it has always been presumed that the flow of the trade between Rome and India lasted between the 1st Century BC through to the end of the 1st Century AD, but that there is growing evidence that this trade continued much longer, into the 6th and early 7th Century - although not necessarily continually.

"We're not quite clear how long it went on in Muziris + the more evidence we can gather from the artefacts, the clearer the picture that will build up," she added.

"What is interesting is that in the 6th Century, a Greek writer, writing about the Indian Ocean, wrote that the Malabar coast was still a thriving centre for the export of pepper - but he doesn't mention Muziris." Story from BBC NEWS:

12.Jun.2006 Search for India's ancient city 
Archaeologists working on India's south-west coast believe they may have solved the mystery of the location of a major port which was key to trade between India and the Roman Empire - Muziris, in the modern-day state of Kerala.
For many years, people have been in search of the almost mythical port, known as Vanchi to locals.

12.Jun.2006 New shark discovered in US waters  A new type of hammerhead shark has been discovered in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, marine scientists say.

11.Jun.2006 What if the purpose of the Z-man mythos is not to end the insurgency, but to fuel an Iraqi civil war? From the Atlantic Monthly: “Even then—and even more so now—Zarqawi was not the main force in the insurgency,” the former Jordanian intelligence official, who has studied al-Zarqawi for a decade, told me. “To establish himself, he carried out the Muhammad Hakim operation + the attack against the UN. Both of them gained a lot of support for him—with the tribes, with Saddam’s army and other remnants of his regime. They made Zarqawi the symbol of the resistance in Iraq, but not the leader. And he never has been.”
He continued, “The Americans have been patently stupid in all of this. They’ve blown Zarqawi so out of proportion that, of course, his prestige has grown. And as a result, sleeper cells from all over Europe are coming to join him now.” He paused for a moment, then said, “Your government is creating a self-fulfilling prophecy.” From
Baghdad Burning: Do they really believe it will end the resistance against occupation? As long as foreign troops are in Iraq, resistance or 'insurgency' will continue- why is that SO difficult to understand? How is that concept a foreign one?
"A new day for Iraqis" is the current theme of the Iraqi puppet government and the Americans. Like it was "A New Day for Iraqis" on April 9, 2003 . And it was "A New Day for Iraqis" when they killed Oday and Qusay. Another "New Day for Iraqis" when they caught Saddam. More "New Day" when they drafted the constitution… I'm beginning to think it's like one of those questions they give you on IQ tests: If 'New' is equal to 'More' and 'Day' is equal to 'Suffering', what does "New Day for Iraqis" mean?
How do I feel? To hell with Zarqawi (or Zayrkawi as Bush calls him). He was an American creation- he came along with them- they don't need him anymore, apparently. His influence was greatly exaggerated but he was the justification for every single family they killed through military strikes and troops.

11.Jun.2006 For example, what should we make of the stories that his bombed safe house also contained "a woman's leopard skin nightgown and other skimpy women's clothes" as well as a picture of Franklin D. Roosevelt? When one considers the propaganda value of those two props (the FDR thing should play very well in hillbilly-land) -- well, doesn't it all seem rather too convenient?
11.Jun.2006 Editor and Publisher discusses the faked Zarqawi letter from early 2004, which bolstered the Bush administration's propaganda line that Al Qaeda controlled the Iraq insurgency. The letter was leaked to NYT writer Dexter Filkins and to William Safire, who (as I've noted before) told completely different tales about its origiins. E&P notes that the NYT refused to publish any material casting doubt on the letter's authenticity, even after other publications started to poke holes in the story + even though Filkins himself harbored such doubts.
A couple of months ago, Bush still vouched for the authenticity of this letter on the very same day the Washington Post revealed it to be a propaganda creation.

11.Jun.2006 Nach Sarkawis Tod: Anschläge erschüttern Irak
11.Jun.2006 Why Not Just Put al-Zarqawi's Head on a Pike? -- A BuzzFlash News Analysis
Cruel treatment of prisoners officially enters Joseph Heller phase as admiral calls Gitmo suicides "an act of war" and a diplomat, "good PR"
From April 10, 2006: "The U.S. military is conducting a propaganda campaign to magnify the role of the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, according to internal military documents and officers familiar with the program. The effort has raised his profile in a way that some military intelligence officials believe may have overstated his importance and helped the Bush administration tie the war to the organization responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks."

11.Jun2006 The New Greg Palast Book, "Armed Madhouse," Available from Limited Number of Signed Copies.
Bob Kuttner: "Less politically risky for Democrats to accept gay marriage than to support taxing the richest 1 percent of Americans. And that reality speaks volumes about the Democratic dilemma." 6/12

11.Jun2006 Lawyers say the Guantanamo three killed themselves from despair at being in the most infamous gulag in the world. Top U.S. official says they did it as a savvy public relations move. 6/11
"The Conservative Nanny State" by Dean Baker -- Thom Hartmann: Independent Thinker of the Month Book
Message to James Carville: No Love Can Justify Putting Up With a Woman Like Your Wife Who Condones the Vile, Violent, Bitter, Terrorist Views of Ann Coulter 6/11

11.Jun2006 And the cycle of violence goes round and round: Al-Qaeda in Iraq promises "major attacks" to avenge the death of leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi 6/12
There's a hugely powerful Republican congressman on the take + Josh Marshall is on his case 6/12


Fröhlich schwatzend sitzen die Frauen zusammen und haben sich auch noch ein paar extra Hocker herangezogen, um so einen Kreis um den Couchtisch zu bilden. Der biegt sich unter Bergen mit Snacks: Kekse, Erdnüsse, Chips, frisches Obst. Es gibt Wasser und Preiselbeersaft.

Doch dies ist kein normaler Kaffeeklatsch.

Dies ist ein Kriegsrat. Besser gesagt: ein Antikriegsrat. Mit echten Handschellen

"Ich habe gestern einen Brief von Hillary bekommen."

"Wer hat die Stoßstangenaufkleber bestellt?"

"Hillary? Was will die denn jetzt?"

"Kommt ihr am Mittwochabend zur Mahnwache?"

"Sie plant eine Anhörung zur Gesundheitsreform, sollten wir da hin?"

"Ich habe Fotos und Videos von unserem Tag im Knast dabei!"

Da jubeln und lachen sie und klatschen in die Hände, als habe jemand Bilder von den Enkelkindern mitgebracht.

Ach ja, der Tag im Knast.

17.Okt.2005 . Ein Datum, von dem sie alle heute immer noch reden. Da wanderten die alten Damen geschlossen ins Gefängnis, für mehrere Stunden, mit echten Handschellen und allem Drum und Dran.

Ihr Vergehen: Aus Protest gegen den Irak-Krieg hatten sie versucht, sich zum Militärdienst einschreiben zu lassen + dann, als ihnen das verwehrt wurde, mitten auf dem nachmittäglichen Times Square ein Sit-In abgehalten. "Kein Gefecht für kampfeslustige Großmütter", hatte sich die "New York Times" tags darauf amüsiert. Gunst der TV-Kameras

Dabei ist ihnen, bei aller Juxerei, durchaus nicht zum Spaßen zumute. Im Gegenteil.

"Uns ist es bitterernst", sagt Beverly Rice, eine adrette, pensionierte Krankenschwester, die einen Button am Revers ihres Kostüms trägt: "Liebt die Truppen, bringt sie heim." Früher hat Rice am Vellevue Hospital Aids-Patienten betreut, nebenher engagierte sie sich schon in den 80er Jahren als Atomgegnerin. Jetzt hat sie eine neue Leidenschaft - wie alle anderen im Raum auch.

Wile, Rice und ihre Freundinnen bilden den Kern einer Aktivistengruppe, die ebenso außergewöhnlich ist wie typisch für New York. Grannies Against War nennen sie sich: Omis gegen den Krieg. Ein Bataillon Großmütter, die sich nicht mit Häkeln und Stricken zufrieden geben wollen.
Demonstration gegen Ahmadinedschad: "Hitler des 21. Jahrhunderts"
11.Jun.2006 Atomstreit: Iran unzufrieden mit Paket des Westens
11.Jun.2006 Guantanamo: Deutsche Regierung will Aufklärung
11.Jun.2006 Omas gegen den Krieg: Die Rache der alten Damen
11.Jun.2006 Bosnien: 150 Kampfhunde bewachten Marihuana
11.Jun.2006 Mikroben im Sahara- Staub: Gefährliche Fracht über dem Atlantik
11.Jun.2006 Charging batteries in only seconds
Blog: Battery life--or lack thereof--has been an increasingly vexing issue as the wireless universe continues to expand. But MIT researchers...

11.Jun.2006 Evolution of "Hello World" using random mutation and selection Reed 
Sometimes serendipity presents you with an opportunity to educate those who are confused by the claims of Intelligent Design and somewhat unfamiliar with evolutionary theory. So let me start with the answer and then look at the question. Genetic...

11.Jun.2006 Nepal MPs cut king's veto powers Nepal's King Gyanendra is stripped of his right to veto laws, after a unanimous vote by parliament.
11.Jun.2006 Researchers Use Machines To Analyze Malware Zonk 21 Krishna Dagli

Register article about a mechanical process for analyzing malware. Using an automated system, researchers are able to more accurately classify the often randomly-named bots and viruses that plague us. From the article: "The researchers modeled a piece of malicious software as the series of actions that the software takes at the operating system level. Referred to as 'events' in a paper written by Lee and anti-malware program team manager Jigar Mody, the actions can include data copying, changing registry keys and opening network connections. The researchers then trained a recognition engine using an adaptive clustering algorithm - similar to self-organising maps - and classified a previously unseen subset of malware using the trained system. Using more clusters typically resulted in better classification. When the software samples were classified based on 100 events, accuracy fell below 80 per cent, while classification based on 500 and 1,000 events typically has accuracy rates above 90 per cent."
The jury is still out on WMD in Iraq Judd according to Rep. Curt Weldon (R-PA). Weldon says he “knows of four sites…that have yet to be searched.”

11.Jun.2006 Congress to hold hearings into OKC bombing
Finally the proof: Thermate used to destroy WTC
11.Jun.2006 9 Jun 2006 information from occupied iraq :: informazione dall'iraq occupato ?Every moment in Iraq is like this!? Karen Button My Iraqi colleague and friend Aishya is on the phone detailing names, ages and method of death for each of the victims of Haditha?s massacre by US troops last November. She tells me that from her interviews with survivors, there are certain details
11.Jun.2006 Israel and the United States: Assassination, Inc.
The Fix Is in in the AIPAC Spy Case a lobby seeks to distort. AIPAC uses all the information it gathers to push policies which it believes are beneficial to Israel. Big difference. Also a big difference when the lobby in question works not for an American interest but a foreign one. I believe the AIPAC case will be thrown out and not because it is weak.
11.Jun.2006 Truth Package Machine: Is the SPLC An American Arm of the Mossad?
11.Jun.2006 The crimes and life of Marc Rich
11.Jun.2006 Canada's Strassmeir? Is the Canadian military behind the Jewish badges" story about Iran
CRIMES AND CORRUPTIONS OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER NEWS CRIMES AND CORRUPTIONS OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER NEWS - Canada's Strassmeir? Is the Canadian military behind the Jewish badges" story about Iran Friday, June 09, 2006 Canada's Strassmeir?

11.Jun.2006 Bloglines - Interview: BYU Physicist Steven Jones
Deconstructing a False-Flag Operation Interview: BYU Physicist Steven Jones By culhavoc on News June 7th, 2006 by Culhavoc Deconstructing a False-Flag Operation Professor of Physics, Brigham Young University, co-chair of S9/11T and the creator of its home page and its

11.Jun.2006 Peretz, Halutz vow thorough probe - News from Israel, Ynetnews
Peretz, Halutz vow thorough probe - News from Israel, Ynetnews Defense Minister orders thorough investigation into shelling of Gaza beach that killed 12 civilians Hanan Greenberg The Israel Defense Forces launched an investigation on Friday to determine the circumstances which led to the death of 12 innocent Palestinians by artillery shells that exploded on a northern Gaza beach in the

11.Jun.2006 ABC News: Report: Abramoff Ex-Partner Knew of Slaying Adam Kidan told authorities in a 2 1/2-hour interview last month that John Gurino, who was later killed by a business partner, shot SunCruz founder Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis in 2001, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. The paper did not say how it obtained the taped interview.
11.Jun.2006 ABC News: US court backs government broadband wiretap access
11.Jun.2006 08 Jun 2006] information from occupied iraq :: informazione dall'iraq occupato

Who was Abu Musab al Zarqawi? Michel Chossudovsky Mythical figure and terror mastermind Abu Musab Al Zarqawi was killed in an air raid, according to a statement of the Iraqi government. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki announced at a press conference . "We have eliminated Zarqawi."
Secretive, Powerful Bilderberg Group Meets Near Ottawa

11.Jun.2006 Blake Fleetwood: CNN cuts Inflammatory Interview with Michael Berg Re Zarqawi
The Huffington Post Raw Feed The Huffington Post Raw Feed Blake Fleetwood: CNN cuts Inflammatory Interview with Michael Berg Re ZarqawiBy Blake Fleetwood on Iraq This morning I watched CNN's Soledad O'Brien conduct an incredible interview with Michael Berg, the father of Nick Berg, who was beheaded by al-Zarqawi, but the most interesting and upsetting part of the interview was cut from further

11.Jun.2006 Elite Firm to Guard Bilderberg Meeting Kroll on the inside, Kroll on the outside?
11.Jun.2006 Elite Firm to Guard Bilderberg Meeting
11.Jun.2006 Reid to unveil intel oversight legislation at YearlyKos. Faiz Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will address attendees of the YearlyKos conference later tonight. The AP reports Reid will propose legislation to hold the Bush administration accountable on its Iran intelligence. “Reid’s proposed bill, called the Iran Intelligence Oversight Act, would require an updated national intelligence estimate on Iran, with an unclassified summary made public.”
11.Jun.2006 Defining ‘heckuva job.’ Faiz 
Former FEMA Director Michael Brown was reportedly congratulated by President Bush and the White House for “doing a great job of diverting hostile fire away from the leader” in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Bush said about Brownie, “I’d
rather they beat up on him than me or Chertoff.”

11.Jun.2006 Bush: Zarqawi’s Death May Lead To Sustained Violence In Iraq Judd 
In his radio address today, President Bush warned that Zarqawi’s death may lead to a sustained period of increased violence in Iraq:

Zarqawi is dead, but the difficult and necessary mission in Iraq continues. In the weeks ahead, violence in Iraq may escalate. The terrorists and insurgents will seek to prove that they can carry on without Zarqawi…The work ahead will require more sacrifice and the continued patience of the American people.

This is part of a continual effort by the White House to spin increases in violence in Iraq as a sign of progress.

The truth is — while Zarqawi’s death is good news — violence is unlikely to decrease in Iraq because Zarqawi and his associates aren’t responsible for the bulk of the violence in Iraq. American Progress’ Joe Cirincioni explains:

Foreign terrorists represent only from 6 percent to 8 percent of those committing violence in Iraq , said Joseph Cirincioni, senior vice president of the Center for American Progress. “By far, most attacks are being carried out by Sunni insurgents and by the growing Shiite and Sunni sectarian groups battling each other,” he said.

Jim Carafano of the conservative Heritage Foundation agrees: “This isn’t really going to materially affect the level of violence in Iraq. Even if al-Zarqawi’s group has been seriously disrupted, there are many other groups there that are interested in killing.”

So President Bush may be right, but the reason isn’t because his strategy in Iraq is succeeding. It’s because Zarqawi is only a small part of a much larger problem. 11.Jun.2006 Al got the science right. Judd Salon takes a close look at the science behind An Inconvient Truth and concludes that, despite what his critics say, Al Gore got pretty much everything right.
11.Jun.2006 Matalin Defends Coulter’s Attack on 9/11 Widows Judd 
Yesterday on Imus, Mary Matlin — a former counselor to Vice President Cheney and an influential strategist for the White House — defended Ann Coulter’s vicious attack on the 9/11 widows. (In a new book, Coulter says the widows are “enjoying their husband’s deaths.”)

Matalin passed on multiple opportunities from Imus to condemn or distance herself from Coulter’s comments. (Instead, Matalin said she agreed with Coulter’s “larger point.”) She also argued the outrage against Coulter was misplaced, saying “She calls somebody a harpy and you’d think that the world was on fire.” Watch it:
11.Jun.2006 MATLIN: This is the point. This is complete the point she’s making. These lefty crazy people go around calling us [unintelligible] and Hitlers and Nazis and everything and nobody say anything. She calls somebody a harpy and you’d think that the whole world was on fire.
Why the Social Networking Backlash WILL Happen Scott Karp 
A generation is about to learn the hard way about the downside of posting your entire life online. An article in the Times shows the tip of the iceberg: Many companies that recruit on college campuses have been using search engines like Google and Yahoo to conduct background checks on seniors ...


Darin liegt die Gefahr einer exponierten TV-Politik. Die TV-Gesellschaft verstärkt den Eindruck einer im Grunde allmächtigen Zentralregierung mit einem im Grunde allmächtigen Bundeskanzler an der Spitze. In der TV-Gesellschaft kommen so abstrakte Zusammenhänge wie Handlungsrestriktionen, institutionelle Einflussstrukturen, kommen Kompromisse und Zwänge nicht vor. In der TV-Politik zählen allein die vier oder fünf Personen ganz oben. Darunter gibt es nichts oder jedenfalls wenig. Und TV-Politiker - ob männlich oder weiblich - mimen gern mit vorgestrecktem Kinn die kraftsprühenden Siegertypen, die alles in Griff haben, die mit klarem Kurs die Modernisierung, Innovation, Reform etc. etc. der Gesellschaft betreiben. Doch das prosaische Krisenmanagement des Kompromisses, das den profanen Alltag des Regierens Stunde für Stunde ausmacht, delegitimiert diese Haltung immer wieder auf's Neue.
Guantanamo suicides 'acts of war' The suicides of three inmates at the US base at Guantanamo amount to acts of warfare, the military says.
11.Jun.2006 Terror raid pair may sue police Two men freed after an anti-terror raid in east London are to take legal action, their lawyer tells a paper.
11.Jun.2006 N Korea in 'US spy plane' warning North Korea says it will punish the US, after claiming it is conducting spy flights over its territorial waters.
11.Jun.2006 Australia reveals migrant mix-up Australia reveals it wrongfully locked away 26 of its own citizens as illegal immigrants over the past decade.
11.Jun.2006 Funding fears over family courts Attempts to cut delays in family courts are being hampered by cash shortages, a committee of MPs claims.
11.Jun.2006 New shark discovered in US waters A new species of hammerhead shark has been discovered in the northwestern Atlantic.
11.Jun.2006 Nepal MPs cut king's veto powers Nepal's King Gyanendra is stripped of his right to veto laws, after a unanimous vote by parliament.
11.Jun.2006 Teachers vote to ballot on action School teachers vote for a ballot on industrial action in pursuit of smaller class sizes in Scotland.
11.Jun.2006 Troop families make anti-war call Families of some of British troops serving in Iraq are launching a campaign to bring them home.
11.Jun.2006 Cyclists go naked in oil protest Dozens of naked bike riders and skaters take to British streets on Saturday as part of a global oil protest.
11.Jun.2006 UN faces threats over Darfur plan UN ambassadors in Sudan meet with strong opposition from tribal leaders to the deployment of troops in Darfur
11.Jun.2006 Airport halts live animals flight The first consignment of live animals to be flown out of the UK in a decade is banned after protests from activists.
11.Jun.2006 Village made no lab protest zone Oxford University wins a further extension of its injunction against animal rights activists.
11.Jun.2006 Rare giraffe-like animal spotted Conservationists in DR Congo find evidence of the survival in the wild of the rare, giraffe-like okapi.
11.Jun.2006 Sunscreen thyroid effect concerns Fears have been raised about the potential of sunscreens to disrupt the balance of thyroid hormones.
11.Jun.2006 Katja Gaschler von der Gehirn & Geist informiert uns ueber einen Artikel aus der Gehirn & Geist 6/2006 - und zwar genau zu unserem Thema: Neuroprothetik.
Einen kurzen Einblick in das Braingate-System finden Sie als Video
hier. Zusaetzlich hat uns Richard Zinken von Spektrum direkt freundlicherweise den Artikel ueber die Zukunft der Neurowissenschaften im entsprechenden Lexikon freigeschaltet.
11.Jun.2006 Photos: Return of the zeppelin From hundreds of feet in the air, a zeppelin can scan a landscape for hints of diamond deposits.
11.Jun.2006 More Warnings Against Oversharing on MySpace Zonk 39 Skapare

"Your next prospective employer might be watching your MySpace page, according to a story at the New York Times. And if you think Facebook is more private, maybe not if that prospective employer has an intern from the same school checking up on you." From the article: "Students may not know when they have been passed up for an interview or a job offer because of something a recruiter saw on the Internet. But more than a dozen college career counselors said recruiters had been telling them since last fall about incidents in which students' online writing or photographs had raised serious questions about their judgment, eliminating them as job candidates."
UK Music Fans Can Copy Own Tracks Zonk 90
"BBC news is reporting that music fans in the UK won't have to fear litigation from the British Phonographic Industry. Peter Jamieson, chairman of the British Phonographic Industry, said 'consumers would only be penalized if they made duplicates of songs for other people.'" From the article: "Mr Jamieson also called for Apple - which makes the popular iPod portable music player - to open up its iTunes software so it is compatible with the technology of other manufacturers. Apple applies a digital protection system to its downloads, which means they are not usually compatible with other companies' devices. "

Lower Saxony KDE Migration Zonk 82
"ZDNet reports on a recent German Linux migration by the tax authority in Lower Saxony which has made the decision to migrate an impressive 12,000 desktops to SuSE Linux using KDE. The project, which is now in process converting 300 desktops daily, moves systems from Solaris x86 version 8, which the organisation has been running since 2002. The migrations are reported as going well thus far. KDE's Kiosk desktop customisation, source code access and licensing costs were cited as key reasons for the decision. Congratulations to all involved + best of luck going forward with this effort!"

Nuclear Agency Worker Information Hacked Zonk 99 Juha-Matti Laurio to mention a

Reuters report about a fairly worrying case of identity theft. A determined hacker gained access to the U.S. National Nuclear Safety Administration's records and made off with the information for over 1,500 employees and contractors. From the article: "The incident happened last September but top Energy Department officials were not told about it until this week, prompting the chairman of the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee to demand the resignation of the head of the NNSA. An NNSA spokesman was not available for comment."
Rosen Believes RIAA is Wrong about P2P Lawsuits CowboyNeal 197+ Newer Guy

"Former RIAA head Hilary Rosen now believes that the RIAA is wrong by pursuing their lawsuits of individuals for using P2P programs. In a blog post, she writes that she believes the lawsuits have 'outlived their usefulness' and states that the content providers really need to come up with their own download systems. She also is down on DRM, calling Apple's DRM 'a pain.'"
Google Researchers Create TV Audio Analysis System CowboyNeal 94+segphault

"Ars Technica reports on a paper (PDF) about ambient audio analysis authored by Google researchers. The system described in the paper can effectively determine what television show a user is watching just by capturing a short audio clip. The paper explains how a regular computer microphone can be used to record an audio clip that is then converted into a statistical data summary and transmitted to a remote server which matches the clip against archived data in order to ascertain which TV show it is associated with. Apparently, the system is fully viable + other kinds of ambient noise don't negatively impact its accuracy. The paper also describes how web services can provide contextually relevant information based on a consumer's television viewing activities."
Techies Asked To Train Foreign Replacements Zonk 533+ Makarand

"David Lazarus of the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that Bank of America (BofA) is moving thousands of tech jobs to India and has asked its techies to train their Indian replacements or risk losing severance pay. Although there is nothing in writing that says precisely this, the employees have been made clear about this responsibility in their meetings. BofA is outsourcing tech work to Indian companies whose employees do the work at half the cost of what a U.S. worker gets paid. According to an estimate, outsourcing has allowed the bank to save about $100 million over the past five years."
Indonesia's Defense minister scolds U.S. on terror : Indonesia's defense minister warned the Bush administration Tuesday that its approach for fighting terrorism is perceived as overbearing and that the United States should be sensitive to local concerns.

11.Jun2006 Fall of Mogadishu leaves US policy in ruins: It was a rout. After months of fighting that left hundreds dead Mogadishu fell suddenly this week: pick-up trucks with mounted machine-guns and young warriors scrambled to leave the city.

11.Jun2006 Annan defends UN criticism of US : The US ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, had demanded Kofi Annan should repudiate Mark Malloch Brown's remarks.

11.Jun2006 China's thirst for oil rattles old order: The shifting pattern of energy consumption is rattling Washington and aggravating an already intense rivalry with neighboring Japan over access to oil and gas supplies, adding to tensions in an already volatile region.

11.Jun2006 Video Oil: The Party's Over: Richard Heinberg, author of "The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies" and "Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World," and professor at New College of California, discusses the end of oil as the fuel of industrial societies.

11.Jun2006 China-Japan showdown is coming: A recent Pentagon report on China's growing military power suggests the US is worried that Beijing is gearing up not only to threaten Taiwan but also to confront other US allies in the region, Japan being the most prominent among them.

11.Jun2006 How Long Will America Lead the World ?: Americans don't quite realize how fast the rest of the world is catching up.

11.Jun2006 Citizens 1, Corporations 0 : In Northern California's Humboldt County, voters decided by a 55-45 margin that corporations do not have the same rights -- based on the supposed "personhood" of the combines -- as citizens when it comes to participating in local political campaigns.

11.Jun2006 Robert Fisk: How Racism Has Invaded Canada : This has been a good week to be in Canada — or an awful week, depending on your point of view — to understand just how irretrievably biased and potentially racist the Canadian press has become.

11.Jun2006 London chemical bomb suspects freed : British police say they have freed without charge two brothers who were arrested in an anti-terrorist raid in east London last week, in which one of them was shot.

11.Jun2006 It’s Alright, Ma Bell : Last week, as details emerged of the Justice Department’s plan to have Internet providers log customers’ Web clicks and e-mails, the method behind the Bush administration’s domestic surveillance finally became discernible.

11.Jun2006 High hopes for drone in LA skies : Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drone aircraft, are about to be launched for the first time by the police in Los Angeles.
The essence of colonialism: Gabriela Becker* exposes the implications of thriving Israeli agriculture in the wake of continuous measures to annex or colonise Palestinian lands and efface the Palestinians
11.Jun.2006 How Iraq's ghost of death was cornered : “We saw the bodies of two women that had been flung away from the blast. Both were dead. Another body was totally destroyed and in pieces + then we heard a moan coming from another part of the house.”

11.Jun2006 Baghdad Burning: Iraqi Girl Blog: Zarqawi...The timing is extremely suspicious: just when people were getting really fed up with the useless Iraqi government, Zarqawi is killed and Maliki is hailed the victorious leader of the occupied world! (And no- Iraqis aren't celebrating in the streets- worries over electricity, water, death squads, tests, corpses and extremists in high places prevail right now.)

11.Jun2006 William Bowles: Pulling corpses out of the hat : “The Zarqawi PSYOP program is the most successful information campaign to date.” — Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, the U.S. military’s chief spokesman

11.Jun2006 Jason Miller: Bon Appétit, America : Throughout Bush’s tenure in the White House, our Commander in Chef and his staff of gourmets have prepared a veritable smorgasbord of propagandistic delights for the psyches of those who still cling to the myth of America’s innate superiority.

11.Jun2006 Scott Ritter: Blame for Haditha Lies at Bush's Feet: The scope and scale of our crimes, as manifested in Iraq and elsewhere, are mind-boggling. The indifference of the American people is mind numbing. And the wrath of history, which will judge all of us harshly, has yet to be felt.

11.Jun2006 Storms of Horror in a Tormented Land : Report after report of horrific atrocities — long held back by a levee of lies, fear, obfuscation and the natural confusion of war — has broken through, flooding the imperial capital with the reeking, corpse-filled backwash of the vast criminal folly committed by its grubby little Caesar.

11.Jun2006 Military attempts to stop Lt. Watada from speaking against illegal war: Lt. Watada confirmed, “I have a legal and ethical obligation to speak out against + refuse to fight, this patently illegal war in Iraq. This has not changed.”

11.Jun2006 Iraq war bill deletes US military base prohibition: Congressional Republicans killed a provision in an Iraq war funding bill that would have put the United States on record against the permanent basing of U.S. military facilities in that country, a lawmaker and congressional aides said on Friday.

11.Jun2006 House Aid Package Cuts Iraq, Afghan Funds : The House voted Friday to spend $21.3 billion on foreign aid but cut money President Bush wanted for Iraq, Afghanistan and a program that rewards countries moving toward democracy and good government.

11.Jun2006 Hundreds of Iraqi soldiers deserting: Erratic pay, inadequate food and poor living conditions are driving several hundred Iraqi soldiers out of the army every


11.Jun2006 Germany Says No to Rumsfeld Request for Help: US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is reportedly looking for Germany to provide more assistance in Iraq. The German government, however, has declined the invitation.

11.Jun2006 3 Guantanamo inmates commit suicide: This was entirely predictable,' Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch told BBC News 24. 'There are people there [in Guantanamo] who are increasingly despairing ... because they are being held lawlessly, there's no end in sight.

11.Jun2006 Alfred W McCoy: The Outcast of Camp Echo: The Punishment of David Hicks: Stripped of all rights as an “unlawful combatant”, isolated inside a concrete cell, abandoned by his homeland and pushed to the brink of suicide, David Hicks has somehow managed to defy the world’s most powerful person, George W Bush

11.Jun2006 Were witnesses tortured in Padilla case Jose Padilla is seeking a hearing to determine if statements from two alleged al-Qaida operatives that led to his arrest and the seizure of key evidence were obtained through torture or drugs.

11.Jun2006 Cindy Sheehan: When Will We Ever Learn? : I often have to ask myself why we, as Americans, so blindly follow our leaders down this path of violent destruction + it has always been so. From the genocide and virtual extinction of our native population to dehumanizing black people so that they could be used as human chattel and still be oppressed, even today, to still be the only so-called "civilized nation" that executes people.

11.Jun2006 Ben Metcalf: On Simple Human Decency: Am I allowed to write that I would like to hunt down George W. Bush, the president of the United States + kill him with my bare hands?

11.Jun2006 Stephen Lendman : Comments on Greg Palast's New Book Armed Madhouse : Living in the US under a rogue administration bent on world conquest and dominance, I can easily understand what Greg might have had in mind by his title. But as he explained, he chose it from his late teacher Allen Ginsberg who wrote: "The soul should not die ungodly in an armed madhouse."

11.Jun2006 Iran to make nuclear counter-offer : The counter-offer may be a variation of the proposal made by Europe, the US, China and Russia or could be an entirely new package, the state-run Irna news agency quoted Manouchehr Mottaki, the Iranian foreign minister, as saying on Saturday.

11.Jun2006 US refuses to rule out attacks: America has refused to give Iran guarantees that it will not use military force against its nuclear sites, according to a leading US official (Richard Beeston ).

11.Jun2006 A New "Perle Harbor": Neocon Foreign Policy Architect Richard Perle reveals US War Plans in the Iranian Theater

11.Jun2006 Palestinian girl buries family killed by Israeli bombs: "Don't leave me alone." - With those parting words + amid a sea of tears from thousands of mourners, 7-year-old Huda Ghalya bade farewell on Saturday to her mother, father and three siblings killed when a sunny day on the beach turned into the child's darkest day.

11.Jun2006 President Abbas Describes Israel's Massacres: "Undoubtedly what happened in Gaza today are bloody pogroms against safe civilians," said President Abbas in a statement to WAFA "Israeli is committing the biggest crimes of termination against the Palestinian people."

11.Jun2006 US supports Israel killing : Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mahmoud Az Zahar condemned the US support of Israel killing an entire family yesterday. He described the US position as one of an “accomplice to the crimes,” as the Americans do foot the bill and also give their moral support to such brutality.

11.Jun2006 Hamas says will renew attacks on Israel: The militant group Hamas, which has largely abided by a truce for more than a year, said on Friday it was renewing attacks on Israel following Israeli strikes that were reported to have killed 10 Palestinian civilians.

11.Jun2006 Israel braces for new "terror" war: The IDF report outlines the army's general assessment for the next five years. It lists Iran's nuclear program as the top danger to Israel, followed by the threat of a renewed conflict with the Palestinians. The third level of threat is all-out war.

11.Jun2006 Israel's 'Right' to Exist : A question of legitimacy : The basic fact is Israel was created in violation of international law and remains so. Israel's illegitimacy is the point that Hamas asserts and which the world is starving and economically boycotting the Palestinians to force them to reject -- by demanding they recognize Israel's right to exist.

11.Jun2006 US approves annual aid to Israel : House of Representatives approves allocation of USD 2.46 billion to Israel, the largest sum received by any country;

11.Jun2006 Lebanon: Israel-linked suspect nabbed in Jihad killing : Lebanon said on Saturday it had arrested a man who was a key mastermind in a car bombing that killed a senior official of a violent Palestinian terror group and who has links to Israeli intelligence.

11.Jun2006 Israelis Fear Spread Of War Crimes Cases : Laws passed in wake of Nuremberg trials now being pressed in Europe against Israeli generals.
Propaganda and Haditha By Dahr Jamail and Jeff Pflueger
This piece is a summary of five most commonly deployed crisis management propaganda tactics which the State and Media combine that we can expect to see in relation to the Haditha Massacre. Listed in a loose chronological order of their deployment, the tactics are: Delay, Distract, Discredit, Spotlight and Scapegoat. Each of the five public relations campaigns will here be discussed in the context of the Haditha Massacre.

11.Jun2006 The Courage to Face the Consequences By Ray McGovern
Hope is here. The cold light of truth is piercing the cloud of lies conjured by Donald Rumsfeld and others about the war in Iraq—even in the defense secretary’s own bailiwick.


Laut Wuterich gingen die Marines hingegen nach den Regeln des Militärs vor. Es habe weder ein Massaker noch eine Vertuschung des Vorfalls gegeben. Die Marines seien zu viert in das Haus eingedrungen, aus dem sie glaubten, beschossen worden zu sein. Sie hätten eine abgeschlossene Zimmertür eingetreten, eine Splittergranate hineingeworfen und in den Rauch einige "Clearing Rounds" mit der Maschinenpistole abgefeuert. Erst dann hätten sie die Frauen und Kinder entdeckt. Der Soldat, der die Schüsse abfeuerte, sei zuvor im irakischen Falludscha im Einsatz gewesen, wo aggressive Einsatzregeln herrschten, so Wuterichs Anwalt zur "Post".

In der Annahme, ihre Gegner seien in ein anderes Haus geflüchtet, hätten die Marines ihr Vorgehen in jenem anderen Haus wiederholt und dabei noch mehr Menschen getötet. Daraufhin habe Wuterich die Aktion abbrechen lassen und seinen Vorgesetzten Bericht erstattet. Der "collateral damage", die toten Zivilisten, sei dabei nicht verschwiegen worden, so der Anwalt zur "Washington Post".

Berlin - Stabsoffizier Frank Wuterich, der die beschuldigte US-Marineinfanterie-Einheit in Haditha führte, weist den Vorwurf der vorsätzlichen Tötung von 24 irakischen Zivilisten zurück. "Es regt ihn wirklich auf, dass nun geglaubt wird, er und seine Marines seien in der Lage, absichtlich unschuldige Zivilisten zu töten", sagte Wuterichs Anwalt Neal Puckett der "Washington Post". Die Marines hätten nur ihr eigenes Leben geschützt.
Haditha: US- Soldaten berufen sich auf chaotische Gefechtslage
10.Jun.2006 Bush, the Craven Fool, Admits That He Was Glad Mike "Heck of a Job" Brown Took the Katrina Heat for Him
Faced with gulag life at Guantanamo, three choose the noose
Isn't It Time That We Stopped Listening to Bushevik/Cheney Lies About "The Last Throes of the Insurgency" and Saved Our Soliders by Bringing Them Home? "The incessant violence did not let up, as roadside bombs targeting police exploded in Baghdad, killing nine people and wounding more than 40. Gunmen also killed at least 13 people in sporadic violence nationwide."

10.Jun2006 Gitmo suicides: Three would rather die than stay at Bush gulag 6/11
"Was the 2004 Presidential Election Stolen?: Exit Polls, Election Fraud + the Official Count," A Great Analysis of the Exit-Poll Discrepancy that Had Kerry Winning by a Large Margin, Only to Mysteriously Lose the Election in 2004. Fact-Based and Rock Solid.
Bush's soulmate ran Chechyna "torture dungeon" 6/11
$19 million "Sorry we killed your family" fund mostly paid to victims of Marine-led units in a single province 6/11
Appeals court backs Bush on wiretaps. Please note lead judge was the Zelig of GOP parisan judicial hacks, David Sentelle. Among other Republican duties, Sentelle reveresed convictions of North and Poindexter and was handpicked to allow Ken Starr free rein to entrap Clinton. He was joined by the infamous Judge Janice Rogers Brown, a recent incompetent Bush loyalist appointment. This is an example of why controlling the judiciary and making it an activist GOP stronghold is so important to them.
Man on the scene of Zarqawi assassination says he saw troops beating him after the bombing. Classy... 6/11
David Sirota: Find your real center (don't compromise" 6/11

10.Jun.2006 This movement is the blogging reality, the liberal movement on the web + the New York Times has TWO articles - here and here - on the LVNV conference today.
10.Jun.2006 Of particular interest was the FDL (firedoglake, who rule this topic, second only to Waas) panel discussion on the CIA leak, which included Joe Wilson, Murray Waas, Dan Froomkin + Christy Hardin Smith (reddhedd), among others
10.Jun.2006 C-SPAN is airing much of it,
10.Jun.2006 the YearlyKos convention in Las Vegas
10.Jun.2006 Gefangenenlager: Bush äußert ernsthafte Sorge über Selbstmorde in Guantanamo
Auch über die Verhandlungen der Gruppe mit der Kreuzberger PDS-Bezirksbürgermeisterin Cornelia Reinauer über ein soziales Zentrum informierten die V-Leute die Behörden. Die erste Pressekonferenz des Sozialforums im Oktober 2003 hatte zudem ein Kriminaloberkommissar der Berliner Polizei inkognito überwacht. Der Berliner Verfassungsschutz, der das Sozialforum offiziell als "kein Beobachtungsobjekt" einstuft, rechtfertigt die Operation intern damit, in dem Bündnis arbeiteten auch einige Autonome mit, deren "linksextremistische Einflussnahme" beobachtet werde.
10.Jun.2006 Mogadischu: Krawalle nach WM- TV- Verbot durch Islamisten
Demo gegen NPD- Aufmarsch: "Keine Chance für braune Sauce"
10.Jun.2006 Atomstreit: Teheran will Gegenangebot vorlegen
10.Jun.2006 Berlin: Verfassungsschutz sammelt Informationen über prominenten Professor
The original idea for speeding up the downloading process came to SpeedBit founder Idan Feigenbaum after he completed his military service in an elite Israeli army computer intelligence unit. Working out of his home in Haifa in the days before broadband services were available in Israel , the largely self-taught computer programmer developed the first prototype for simultaneous downloading and connected it to a primitive server. Based on a series of patented algorithms, the technology conducts a rapid proximity check over the Internet to locate the closest and quickest server for downloading. The file is then simultaneously downloaded in pieces from the fastest sources.
RH 100 Europe: SpeedBit

The Israeli company helps files download faster.
May 8, 2006 Print Issue

SpeedBit, which claims it can help users download movies or other files much faster, has already amassed 119 million registered users worldwide for its free Download Applicator Plus (DAP) software program
Congressional Conservatives Quietly Strip Provision That Prohibited Permanent Bases In Iraq Faiz 
Reuters reports that conservatives are quietly backtracking from their earlier stance against permanent base construction in Iraq:

Congressional Republicans killed a provision in an Iraq war funding bill that would have put the United States on record against the permanent basing of U.S. military facilities in that country , a lawmaker and congressional aides said on Friday.

As ThinkProgress noted last month, the Senate acted to unanimously pass an amendment to the supplemental spending bill that clearly stated that none of the appropriated funds should be used for permanent base construction. In March, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) wrote on ThinkProgress that the House had unanimously accepted her amendment prohibiting permanent base construction.

The amendment served an important purpose – it indicated to Iraqis that the U.S. did not plan to remain in their country forever. A Jan. 2006 Knight Ridder poll found that at least half of Iraqis supported attacks against U.S. troops. The poll suggested one reason for Iraqi hostility was the common belief that the U.S. planned to remain in Iraq:

The poll also found that 80 percent of Iraqis think the United States plans to maintain permanent bases in the country even if the newly elected Iraqi government asks American forces to leave. Researchers found a link between support for attacks and the belief among Iraqis that the United States intends to keep a permanent military presence in the country.

It appears that conservatives caved to pressure from the administration. Testifying before Congress in April, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice “did not directly answer” a question about whether the Bush administration was planning for permanent bases + Gen. Abizaid has refused to rule it out. And according to the Congressional Research Service, the Bush administration has asked for more than $1.1 billion for new military construction in Iraq.

Next week, the House will hold a floor debate about the administration’s Iraq policy. Rep. Lee has already indicated she plans to make permanent base construction a key part of that debate. Call your congressman and tell them where you stand.
Questions after terror pair freed Police are facing questions over their handling of an anti-terror raid in east London after the release of two men.
10.Jun.2006 Hamas claims Israel rocket attack Hamas says it has hit Israel with rockets for the first time since a truce last year after a blast kills Gaza civilians.
10.Jun.2006 Brown backs new nuclear plants Chancellor Gordon Brown signals support for the building of new nuclear power stations.
10.Jun.2006 Energy dominates G8 agenda G8 finance ministers are discussing high energy prices and the security of global supplies at talks in Russia.
10.Jun.2006 The Ban on `Rubbish’ in The New York Times For those of you who haven’t read it already, Mr. Friedman spent 800 words on the Times op/ed page to accuse GM of supporting terrorists, buying votes in Congress and being a corporate “crack dealer” that posed a serious threat to America’s future. He suggested the nation would be better ...
10.Jun.2006 Court upholds VOIP wiretapping A court upholds a U.S. Federal Communications Commission ruling requiring VOIP providers to allow wiretapping.
10.Jun.2006 Geheimer Waffendeal mit MEK Terroristen? sfux 
Stephan Fuchs ? Wie in den 80er Jahren mit Drogengeldern illegal Waffen für die nicaraguanischen Contras bereitgestellt wurden, sind es heute die Mujaheddin-e Khalq (MEK) Einheiten die in den Genuss der Waffen gekommen sind. Jene warten im Irak und im Norden Irans auf den Kampf gegen das verhasste Regime im Iran. Ein bezeichnend seltsamer Schulterschluss und ein seltsamer Waffendeal im

00.Aug.2004 mit Waffen aus dem Jugoslawien...

10.Jun.2006 WM: Attentat mit anschließendem Iran-Überfall? sfux 
Karl Weiss - Es gibt Hinweise, daß ein Attentat während der WM in Deutschland geplant ist, das dann als Vorwand für den Krieg gegen den Iran dienen soll. Die Hinweise kommen von einem Mitarbeiter des US-Geheimdienstes NSA. Sie wurden übermittelt an den Journalisten, Sprecher des Friedenskreises und Beirat der Deutsch-Arabischen Gesellschaft, Christoph R. Hörstel.
Der deutsche Blog ? hat die Nachricht und die Glaubwürdigkeit kritisch überprüft und kam zu...

Kann man mit Telephon-Überwachung Terrorzellen ausheben? sfux 
Karl Weiss - In einem Associated Press-Artikel wird in Frage gestellt, on man wirklich durch die flächendeckende Überwachung von Telephongesprächen Terrorgruppen aufspüren und identifizieren kann, wie es das Pentagon vorgibt zu glauben, denn es werden über den Geheimdienst NSA Millionen von Telefongesprächen in den USA abgehört. Es wird argumentiert, daß sich die Gespräche eines Lese-Klubs, der ein Treffen plant, sehr ähnlich anhören wie die einer Gruppe von Terroristen, die einen...

Wer gibt Terroristen finanzielle Unterstützung? sfux 
Harald Haack ? Ist es wirklich Angst, die über den Ölpreis herrscht? Wie viel tote Terroristen passen in einem durchschnittlichen Autotank? Freut sich George W. Bush wirklich über den erfolgreichen Abwurf zweier 250-Kilogramm-Bomben im Irak, die angeblich Abu Mussab al-Sarkawi töteten?
Zunächst beeindruckt wohl nur die wirtschaftliche Nachricht, denn ob der Terroristen-Führer...

Wie viele Beine hat Al Sarkawi? sfux 
Karl Weiss - Der Terrorist Al Zarkawi wurde liquidiert. Gab es Al-Zarqawi überhaupt? Falls es ihn gab, hätte er nur ein Bein haben sollen - aber das könnte bereits ein Teil der Desinformationskampagne gewesen sein.
Das nämlich, so entnehmen wir keineswegs verwundert der ?Washington Post", ist die Al Zarqawi-Story, zumindest in ihrer offiziellen Version. Bewußter, andauernd wiederholter Bullshit - und alle Mainstream-Medien tun beschäftigt und reden...

Former 9/11 Commissioner slams Coulter. Faiz 
Former Rep. Tim Roemer, a member of the commission that investigated the Sept. 11 attacks, called Ann Coulter’s “
hate-filled attack on the patriotic heroes of 9/12 — the widows of 9/11 — reprehensible and undignified.” Roemer urged people not to buy her book. “Americans shouldn’t contribute to her profiting from these vicious remarks.”

CNN host compares Gore to Hitler. Judd 
Glen Beck, a host on CNN Headline News, said “Hitler said a little bit of truth + then he mixed in ‘and it’s the Jews’ fault.’ That’s where things get a little troublesome + that’s exactly what’s happening [with Al Gore].” Media Matters has
the audio and the details.

Specter Caves, Proposes Blanket Amnesty For Illegal Government Surveillance Judd 
At first, Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) talked tough about the President’s warrantless domestic wiretapping program, insisting that it be subject to judicial review. From the 2/17/06
New York Times:

[C]ritics of the program, including some Republicans..say it must be brought within the scope of the intelligence court. Among them is Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, who is circulating legislation that would require the court to pass judgment on whether the wiretapping is constitutional.

“ Unless they’re prepared to have a determination on constitutionality as to their programs, window-dressing oversight will not be sufficient ,” Specter said.

Now, Specter has unveiled a new version of his legislation. Instead of requiring the administration to submit to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the new bill simply makes it optional:

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has proposed legislation that would give President Bush the option of seeking a warrant from a special court for an electronic surveillance program such as the one being conducted by the National Security Agency.

Further, Specter has now included a provision protecting anyone who authorizes illegal surveillance from legal trouble:

Another part of the Specter bill would grant blanket amnesty to anyone who authorized warrantless surveillance under presidential authority, a provision that seems to ensure that no one would be held criminally liable if the current program is found illegal under present law.

Glenn Greenwald, who describes Specter’s bill as dragging “the country to a still new level of lawlessness,” has more.
Public broadcasting under attack. Admin 
“House Republicans yesterday revived their efforts to slash funding for public broadcasting, as a key committee approved
a $115 million reduction in the budget for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting that could force the elimination of some popular PBS and NPR programs,” the Boston Globe reports.

10.Jun.2006 Bilderberg Mafia Comes Under Scrutiny Of Canadian Media Paul Joseph Watson 
Bilderberg Mafia Comes Under Scrutiny Of Canadian Media How long before kingmakers forced to retreat to secret island?

10.Jun.2006 Hollywood and the hackers
The biggest pirate movie site on the Internet was raided by police a few days ago. Within 48 hours it was up and running in a different country. It's just another week on the barricades of the information revolution. Over and again we at geek central find ourselves reading about the latest ...

10.Jun.2006 House Backs Telecom Bill Favoring Phone Companies
The House of Representatives approved the most extensive telecommunications legislation in a decade on Thursday by a lopsided vote of 321 to 101.

10.Jun.2006 Get your checkbook ready, House votes down Net Neutrality TDavid 
First saw Warner post this disappointing news. The U.S. House of Representatives definitively rejected the concept of Net neutrality on Thursday, dealing a bitter blow to Internet companies like, eBay and Google that had engaged in a last-minute lobbying campaign to support it. What ...

10.Jun.2006 House rejects Net neutrality rules
Update The U.S. House of Representatives definitively rejected the concept of Net neutrality on Thursday, dealing a bitter blow to Internet companies like, eBay and Google that had engaged in a last-minute lobbying campaign to support it. By a 269-152 vote that fell largely along party ...

10.Jun.2006 New Directions in Chemical Warfare
From New Scientist: The Pentagon considered developing a host of non-lethal chemical weapons that would disrupt discipline and morale among enemy troops, newly declassified documents reveal. Most bizarre among the plans was one for the development of an "aphrodisiac" chemical...

10.Jun.2006 Those Who Pay More Will Get an Enhanced Experience Scott Karp 
Those who pay more will get an “enhanced” experience. This is a from TDavid explaining what will happen to the web now that the House has rejected “net neutrality” — this is representative of the many arguments in favor of net neutrality. Here’s my question: Isn’t ...

10.Jun.2006 Court Rules Net Wiretapping Legal
A U.S. appeals court upheld the government's authority to force ISPs to give access to their networks for surveillance purposes, rejecting on Friday a petition to overturn a decision that mandated their compliance with federal wiretapping laws.

10.Jun.2006 Pentagon sets its sights on social networking websites
"I AM continually shocked and appalled at the details people voluntarily post online about themselves." So says Jon Callas, chief security officer at PGP, a Silicon Valley-based maker of encryption software. He is far from alone in noticing that fast-growing social networking websites such as ...

10.Jun.2006 Net Neutrality
The Internet as we know it is facing a serious threat. There's a debate heating up in Washington, DC on something called "net neutrality" – and it's a debate that's so important Google is asking you to get involved. We're asking you to take action to protect Internet freedom. In ...

10.Jun.2006 NOAA: Apres moi le deluge… Group 
Guest commentary from Thomas Crowley NOAA has issued its annual forecast for the hurricane season, along with its now-standard explanation that there is a natural cycle of multidecadal (40-60 year) length in the North Atlantic circulation (often referred to as the "Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation"

10.Jun.2006 Two brothers held in terror raid released Two men arrested after an anti-terror raid in east London have been released without charge, say police.
09.Jun.2006 Bush stresses Iran time pressure US President George W Bush says Iran must respond within weeks to an offer over its nuclear programme, or face UN action.

09.Jun.2006 France and UK boost nuclear ties France's President Chirac and the UK's Tony Blair agree in Paris to launch a joint nuclear energy forum.
Russian 'torture dungeon' found A Russian rights group says it has evidence of a Russian dungeon in Chechnya where inmates were tortured.
Passengers struck down by virus Dozens of passengers catch a highly contagious virus on a ship which left Leith for the Norwegian fjords.
UK trade gap expands to £5.75bn The UK's trade gap widens to £5.75bn during April, as export levels fall, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
Defeat for net neutrality backers Web giants face defeat as calls to enshrine net neutrality in US laws are rejected.
China Restores
Two week blockade on uncensored version of the search site coincided with annual crackdown around June 4 anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Court Orders the Internet Tapped The FCC has the authority to order broadband ISPs to make their networks wiretap-friendly for U.S. law enforcement, an appeals court rules.
Biotech Engages in Germ Warfare Drug-resistant infections kill more Americans than AIDS and breast cancer combined, but science is fighting back. So far, the superbugs are winning.
Microsoft to ease up on piracy check-ins Antipiracy tool will reduce check-ins to biweekly, instead of after each boot-up + will stop checking-in entirely later this year.
09.Jun.2006 How Bush Rigged Ohio Election - The Noe Factor 

By late afternoon on November 2, 2004, nationally, all the exit polls showed John Kerry winning with 50.8% of the votes and showed George W Bush with 48.2%, meaning Kerry had a 2.6% lead over Bush.
But when the vote counts came in at the end of election day, Bush had 50.9% of the votes + Kerry had 48.1%, meaning Bush received 2.8% more votes than Kerry.
According to Dr Ron Baiman, PhD, from the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois in Chicago, who has 16 years of experience teaching statistics to both graduate and undergraduate college students, there would be about 1 chance in 900,000 of that kind of statistical error occurring.

Policy Wonk Castigates Net Neutrality Zonk 39
"Tom Giovanetti, president of the Dallas, Texas based public policy think tank Institute for Policy Innovation envisions a chaotic world as a result of Net Neutrality. He says a flood of undiscriminated traffic to and from Youtube, Coldplay + Victoria's Secret will bring down the Internet, leading to failures of IPTV, VOIP + emergency services which depend on VOIP. Is he right or wrong?." From the article: "... government should be about fostering a dynamic and risk-taking economy, not preserving the certainty of anyone's business models. Net neutrality regulations would severely restrict broadband providers' right to enter into contracts and to try new business models while protecting the business models of Google and Ebay." Compare this with George Ou's commentary on this subject from yesterday.

09.Jun.2006 U.S. warns of terror threat in China: The United States warned on Friday of a possible terrorist threat against its interests in China, especially in the three major cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

09.Jun2006 Russia Shifts Part of Its Forex Reserves from Dollars to Euros: On Thursday, June 8, Russia became the latest in the list of countries that shifted a part of its Central Bank reserves from the dollar

09.Jun2006 America's robot army?: Already there are killing machines operating by remote control. Soon the machines will be able to kill on their own initiative. A new warfare is on its way.

09.Jun2006 Canada: Suspects seem strictly second-rate?: If these guys are terrorists, they aren't very good ones. At least that seems to be the picture that is slowly emerging of the 17 men and boys charged this week under Canada's anti-terror laws.

09.Jun2006 Defeat for net neutrality backers : Some fear the decision will mean net providers start deciding on behalf of customers which websites and services they can visit and use.
Israel Kills Palestinian Family Including 3 Children: The attack destroyed a tent and scattered body parts along the beach. A crowd flocked to the area, screaming and running around in confusion. One tearful man held the limp body of what appeared to be a girl or young woman.
Kabul should have restored to it the dignity lost over the past 25 years : We declare war. We bomb. We conquer. We then pretend to rebuild. But there is no rebuilding, just collateral damage. In Belgrade, Baghdad and Kabul, the last three cities assaulted by Britain in war, millions may be spent on aid, but buildings are left as piles of rubble.

09.Jun2006 Malaysia's Mahathir warns World War 4 looming : A new world war involving nuclear weapons may have already begun, Malaysia's former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday, warning that an attack on Iran would be disastrous.

09.Jun2006 Russia urges Israel against Iran attack: Russia sent messages to Israel through US intermediaries recently, voicing opposition to a possible military attack on Iran's nuclear facilities, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

09.Jun.2006 'Pressure on Tehran about oil not weapons' : Western pressure on Iran is driven not by concerns about weapons of mass destruction but by interest in the country's oil reserves, a senior Iranian energy official said, AFP reported.

09.Jun2006 Hans Blix: Don't Forget Those Other 27,000 Nukes : Almost all the talk these days is about the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to states like Iran and North Korea, or to terrorists. Foreign ministers meet again and again, concerned that Iran has enriched a few milligrams of uranium to a 4 percent level.

09.Jun2006 Bush Overture To Iran Splits Israel, Neocons: They argue that America's ultimate goal should be to change Tehran's theocratic regime.
Greg Palast: Unreported:The Zarqawi Invitation: They got him -- the big, bad, beheading berserker in Iraq. But, something's gone unreported in all the glee over getting Zarqawi … who invited him into Iraq in the first place?

yAbu Musab al-Zarqawi: Dead Again : The reported death—and past deaths—are simply another dimension of a rather transparent psychological operations campaign run out of the Pentagon.

09.Jun2006 BBC Question Time: George Galoway on Al-Zzarqawi and the war crimes commited by Bush and Blair

09.Jun2006 Was Al-Zarqawi death used as cover for the release of the US State Dept Human Trafficking Report 2006: The report admits that slave labor has been used by US Contractors and Sub-contractors in Iraq... indentured servitude paid for with US Tax dollars.

09.Jun2006 U.S. taxpayers financed human trafficking, report says: A State Department report cataloging human trafficking across the globe includes allegations that American taxpayers financed such abuses.

09.Jun2006 Families of Haditha victims may have been offered money: Iraqi charges that the Marines offered hush money have also figured in a separate investigation of the shooting death of a disabled Iraqi man in the Baghdad suburb of Hamdaniyah on April 26.

09.Jun2006 America's Endless Race Wars and Massacres: The United States is arguably the only country on the planet whose national personality and self-image is rooted in centuries of unremitting expansion through race war punctuated by massacre.
Zarqawi's end is not a famous victory By Robert Fisk
So, it's another "mission accomplished". The man immortalised by the Americans as the most dangerous terrorist since the last most dangerous terrorist, is killed - by the Americans. A Jordanian corner-boy who could not even lock and load a machine gun is blown up by the US Air Force - and Messrs Bush and Blair see fit to boast of his demise. To this have our leaders descended. And how short are our memories.

09.Jun2006 Dissecting the Zargawi Spectacle By Danny Schechter
What a coup! What a show! And what an event for Iraqi “leaders” to show-off with terms like he has been “eliminated.” Within hours, the spinmeisters were claiming a “major victory” and pronouncing another “turning point.”

09.Jun2006 War Criminal Nation By Paul Craig Roberts
Our elected "representatives" are so in thrall to the powerful military-industrial complex that no amount of American shame, pariah status and military defeat can shut off the flow of taxpayers’ funds to the merchants of death.

09.Jun2006 Impunity By Mike Whitney
George Bush is right; Iraq is “the central battlefield in the global war on terror”. Regrettably, it is United States that is the main sponsor and supporter of that terror in the form of American-trained death squads. Death squad activity in Iraq now accounts for more than 1,000 casualties per month. The Baghdad morgue has become a conveyor-belt for American-generated carnage.

Court Backs Broadband Wiretap Access Zonk 45 bitkid

"Reuters reports that the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected a petition aimed at overturning a FCC decision requiring broadband providers and others that offer Internet telephone service to comply with wiretap laws. According to the court, private networks would not be subject to the wiretap requirements. Just the same, Networks connected with a public network would have to comply with the law." From the article: "The court concluded that the FCC requirement was a 'reasonable policy choice' even though information services are exempted from the government's wiretapping authority."
Flying Faster Without ID Zonk 247 jjh37997

"A Homeland Security's privacy advisory committee member finds that flying without a photo ID is actually faster than traveling with proper identification. According to Wired the committee member, Jim Harper, accepted a bet from civil liberties rabble-rouser John Gilmore to test whether he could actually fly without showing identification. He found that traveling without ID allowed him to bypass the long security lines at San Francisco's International Airport + get in faster than if he had provided his driver's license."
The MPAA and EFF Cross Sabers Zonk 303 wigwamus

"Motion Picture Association President Dan Glickman and Electronic Freedom Foundation co-founder Johh Perry Barlow lock horns, then knock lumps off each other over the movie business' attitude to the Internet. From the article: 'These are aging industries run by aging men + they're up against 17-year-olds who have turned themselves into electronic Hezbollah because they resent the content industry for its proprietary practices.'"
Google Committed to Chinese Business Zonk 125 Snowgen

"Despite this week's earlier story that hinted Google may consider pulling out of China over the topic of censorship, Reuters is now quoting Sergey Brin as saying that 'Google Inc. is committed to doing business in China despite criticism the company has faced for abiding by Chinese government censorship restrictions.'" More from the article: "Brin told a small group of invited journalists: 'I think it's perfectly reasonable to do something different. Say, OK, let's stand by the principle against censorship and we won't actually operate there ... That's an alternative path. It's not the one we've chosen to take right now'."
NSA To Datamine Social Networking Sites Zonk 285

"New Scientist has discovered that the NSA is funding research into the mass harvesting of the information that people post about themselves on social networks. And it could harness advances in Internet technology -- specifically the forthcoming 'semantic web' championed by the Web standards organisation W3C -- to combine data from social networking websites with details such as banking, retail and property records, allowing the NSA to build extensive, all-embracing personal profiles of individuals."
Elizabeth Drew: "Power Grab." James Madison wrote in Federalist Paper No. 47: "The accumulation of all powers legislative, executive and judiciary in the same hands, whether of one, a few or many...may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny." That extraordinary powers have, under Bush, been accumulated in the "same hands" is now undeniable.
"Was the 2004 Presidential Election Stolen?: Exit Polls, Election Fraud + the Official Count," A Great Analysis of the Exit-Poll Discrepancy that Had Kerry Winning by a Large Margin, Only to Mysteriously Lose the Election in 2004. Fact-Based and Rock Solid.
Would NBC Allow a Domestic Terrorist on the Today Show to Promote a Book? Then Why Was Ann Coulter On, Again? -- A BuzzFlash News Analysis

09.Jun.2006 "The Conservative Nanny State" by Dean Baker -- Thom Hartmann: Independent Thinker of the Month Book
The BuzzFlash Mailbag -- Uncensored and Unvarnished Truth from BuzzFlash Readers.

09.Jun2006 Consumer Groups Decry House Passage of Video Bill That Makes Average Consumers Worse Off and Lets the TelCom Companies Hijack the Internet 6/10
George Lakoff and Sam Ferguson, Framing Versus Spin: Rockridge as opposed to Luntz - A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution

09.Jun2006 Joe Conason: Fire Chertoff, for Starters 6/10
"The Zarqawi PSYOP program is the most successful information campaign to date" 6/10
The Rude Pundit: Zarqawi Corpse 6/10

Ein Bild des europäischen Satelliten "Envisat" vom Dienstag zeigt einen gewaltigen Teppich blühenden Phytoplanktons, der sich im Nordatlantik entlang der gesamten Westküste Irlands erstreckt.

Damit erreicht er eine Länge von rund 500 Kilometern.
Internet- Überwachung: Gerichtsurteil stützt US- Abhörprogramm
Russische Wirtschaft: Expansion jenseits der Schlagzeilen
Datenschutz: MySpace, Datenmine der Geheimdienste?
Tod von Terror- Chef Sarkawi: Von den eigenen Männern verraten
Küsten und Seen: Deutschlands Badegewässer sind sehr sauber

09.Jun.2006 Sarkawi- Nachfolge: Rätselhafter Schattenmann Abu al- Masri
Privatsphäre im Netz: Microsoft und Google schnüffeln gern

09.Jun.2006 Robotik: Künstliche Fingerspitze fühlt Lincolns Nase

09.Jun.2006 Vulkanologen: Todesgefahr am Kraterrand
Ver.di- Attacke gegen Amazon: "Selbst Lidl zahlt besser"
Schiffsunglück: Zwei Öltanker kollidieren im Ärmelkanal
Warnung: La- Ola- Viren bedrohen Handys

09.Jun.2006 Türkischer Ex- Premier Yilmaz: "Wir fahren in eine große Krise"
Sechsstellige Prämien: Krankenkassen verteidigen Vorstands- Boni
Satellitenbild der Woche: Riesiger Plankton- Teppich vor Irland

09.Jun.2006 Pharmakonzern Merck: Erster Krebs- Impfstoff zugelassen
Kanarienvögel: Sexy Gesang lässt Eier anschwellen
09.Jun.2006 USA: Erbschaftsteuer bleibt - Republikaner gescheitert
09.Jun.2006 Krankenkassen: Chefs kassieren trotz hoher Defizite satte Prämien