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02.Nov.2006 Where Was The Outcry After Bush's Iraq Joke? - Paul Joseph Watson -Kerry savaged for hinting joining army not such a smart move when a Bush is in office, no one battered an eyelid
02.Nov.2006 Armed Men Terrorize School - Paul Joseph Watson -Michigan raid part of unfolding agenda to mould schools into prisons and students into obedient slaves
02.Nov.2006 Boehner: ‘Let’s not blame what’s happening in Iraq on Rumsfeld - Judd  … the generals on the ground are in charge.” Video at Americablog.
02.Nov.2006 “NATO has insufficient troops in Afghanistan - Nico  to secure a victory over Taliban fighters in the coming months,” NATO’s top commander, British Gen. David Richards, has told the Financial Times.
02.Nov.2006 Kerry issues written apology. - Nico  Just released:

As a combat veteran, I want to make it clear to anyone in uniform and to their loved ones: my poorly stated joke at a rally was not about, and never intended to refer to any troop.

I sincerely regret that my words were misinterpreted to wrongly imply anything negative about those in uniform + I personally apologize to any service member, family member, or American who was offended.

It is clear the Republican Party would rather talk about anything but their failed security policy. I don’t want my verbal slip to be a diversion from the real issues. I will continue to fight for a change of course to provide real security for our country + a winning strategy for our troops.
Bush, Cheney + Rumsfeld together 4ever. - Nico 

“President Bush said Wednesday he wants Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Vice President Dick Cheney to remain in his administration until the end of his presidency, extending a job guarantee to two of the most-criticized members of his team.”
02.Nov.2006 Snow Incessantly Calls On Kerry To Apologize, Ignoring Kerry Apology - Judd 

ThinkProgress, the AP, and Reuters have all reported that Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) apologized for his remarks on MSNBC this morning. Specifically Kerry said, “I’m sorry” and called his remarks “pretty stupid.”

Nevertheless, during the White House press conference today, Tony Snow repeatedly called on Kerry to apologize. Watch it: Full transcript below:

SNOW: You know, two words really are sufficient to convey an apology: I’m sorry. And he hasn’t.

Senator Kerry is — I think he’s insistent on pointing fingers at the president or whatever rather than simply saying — look, it’s real simple. I mean, you and I and everybody in this room have said things that we didn’t intend to say. And when it offends people, you say, I’m sorry.

And he hasn’t done that.

All he has to do — it’s really easy — say, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to offend the troops.

But, instead, there’s always: I’m not going to apologize for going after the president.


But again, look, this is simple. I mean, there was an insult delivered to troops, whether it was intended or not. And the way you clean the slate is say, I didn’t mean to say it; I’m sorry.


I don’t think it really matters what the president thinks Senator Kerry intended to say. What matters is what Senator Kerry needs to say for members of his ownparty, to the American Legion, to Amvets, to a number of other organizations who have come out and simply said you need to apologize for what you said.

It’s not hard.

I’m sorry. I mean, this is helpful advice to say, I’m sorry, I messed up. Please forgive me.


Again. How hard is this? You say something, it’s not what you meant to say, you apologize. You say you’re sorry.


I mean, this is helpful advice. We’re trying to help you out. We’re throwing you a lifeline, buddy. Just say you’re sorry. It’s not hard.


I think what you might want to say is: Will people accept his apology? Let’s see what happens.

QUESTION: What do you think? Do you think Republicans will accept his apology?

You know what, let’s — first, ask — he has to apologize. You know, we always play the hypothetical game, but let me put it this way: People are pretty forgiving when somebody says I messed up and I’m sorry.
Women can’t say no after sex has started, - Amanda -according to a ruling on a rape law by a Maryland court.
02.Nov.2006 Boehner promises to ‘beat John Kerry to death’ - Amanda -if he doesn’t apologize for his comments on Iraq. Watch it: Note to Boehner: Kerry apologized this morning on MSNBC.
02.Nov.2006 Murtha: Kerry Flap ‘Just Distracting From The Real Issue, The War On The Ground’ - Nico 

Today on MSNBC, Rep. John Murtha (D-PA), a 26-year Marine Corps veteran, talked about the media flap over remarks by Sen. John Kerry (D-MA). Murtha said there is “no question in my mind that John Kerry supports the troops,” and that right-wing attacks on Kerry are “just distracting from the real issue: the war on the ground.” Watch it:

In September, Reps. Murtha and Dave Obey (D-WI) released a report finding that the U.S. Army’s preparedness for war has “eroded to levels not witnessed by our country in decades.” Some key facts:

– As of today, the Army has only one unit in reserve for every unit deployed - a ratio that history shows cannot be sustained for any length of time without serious adverse consequences to the force.

– Of the 16 active-duty, non-deployed combat brigades in the United States managed by the Army’s Forces Command, the vast majority of them are rated at the lowest readiness ratings. These ratings are caused by severe equipment shortages.

– The situation facing the Army Guard and Reserve is comparatively worse. Of all the Guard units not currently mobilized, about four-fifths received the lowest readiness rating. Digg It! Full transcript:

COPPEL: What do you think about what John Kerry said yesterday? You know the man. Was this just a gaffe? Should he have apologized? Should he have fought back? What should he have done?

MURTHA: Well, Andrea, it was a mistake, an unfortunate mistake, but that’s just distracting from the real issue, the war on the ground. That’s the thing we have to worry about. You know, he’s got to handle this himself. But most of the Democrats voted against this war in the first place, yet they all support the troops. There is no question in my mind that John Kerry supports the troops. All the Democrats voted for the defense bill except for a very few, so that’s just a distraction. The war on the ground is the thing that worries me, and has worried me for the last year and a half + there’s no alternative but to redeploy our troops. Our troops have become occupiers, our troops are caught in the middle of a civil war, even though nobody wants to admit there’s a civil war. Those are the things that effect where I — I have been all over the country, and let me tell you something. People want us out of Iraq. Now, they don’t immediately want us out of Iraq, but they want a timetable where we can say, ok, redeploy the troops. Don’t desert Iraq, but redeploy the troops. Even the Iraqis are saying the same thing. They want us out of there.
Kerry Says ‘I’m Sorry’ on MSNBC, Snow Still Claiming He Hasn’t Apologized - Think Progress 

This morning on MSNBC, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) apologized for his comments on Monday. “Of course I’m sorry for the botched joke,” he said, calling his comments “pretty stupid.” Watch it:

About hour later, Tony Snow said the following on CNBC:

All you have to do is say, I apologize. I said something, it came out wrong, I’m sorry. And instead, what Sen. Kerry has done, is he’s tried to whip it into a big thing…

That’s exactly what Kerry has said. According to the White House, the story is over. Digg It! Transcript:

IMUS: It was my inclination to try to defend you in this + I said, I think I know what he meant, I mean it’s clear what he meant. But I had to acknowledge in my conversation with Charles that that’s not what you said.

KERRY: Of course it isn’t what I said. I left out one word, I left out the word us. They got us stuck. Instead of that, I said they got stuck. And they’re taking advantage of it. And here’s what’s wrong.

IMUS: Why not apologize for the misunderstanding?

KERRY: I did, I said it was a botched joke, of course I’m sorry about a botched joke. You think I love botched jokes? It’s pretty stupid.
November 1, 2006 - Think Progress 

“I think we have an administration today that is dysfunctional,” said neoconservative Richard Perle , a leading proponent for the war in Iraq. “And if it can’t get itself together to organize a serious program for finding nuclear material on its way to the United States, then it ought to be replaced by an administration that can.” But Bush, Perle emphasized, is not to blame.

The U.S. Air Force has requested a “staggering $50 billion in emergency funding for fiscal 2007? — an amount equal to nearly half its annual budget — in part to help cover costs for transporting the “growing numbers of U.S. soldiers being killed and wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Virginia police are investigating and trying to determine the names of the staffers for Sen. George Allen (R-VA) who physically accosted blogger Mike Stark yesterday at a campaign event.

P. W. Botha, “the South African leader who struggled vainly to preserve apartheid rule in a tide of domestic racial violence and global condemnation,” died yesterday at age 90. Botha was in power when conservatives, including Vice President Cheney, voted to block apartheid sanctions.

“A classified briefing prepared two weeks ago by the United States Central Command portrays Iraq as edging toward chaos.” One slide states that urban areas are “experiencing ‘ethnic cleansing’ campaigns” and that violence is at an “all-time high.”

North Korea announced it will return to the six-nation nuclear disarmament talks . David Straub, a former State Department official, said that unless both the U.S. and North Korea “bring significantly different approaches to the talks, the talks will again amount to nothing.” He added, “Indeed, both will almost certainly take even tougher lines.”

After three years, $2.3 billion in government contracts + 52 company contractors killed, Bechtel Corp. is leaving Iraq . The contracting giant has been criticized for shoddy work, cost overruns + missed deadlines. “Did Iraq come out the way you hoped it would?” asked Cliff Mumm, Bechtel’s president for infrastructure work. “I would say, emphatically, no.”

The wife of Rep. John Sweeney (R-NY) “called police last December to complain her husband was ‘knocking her around‘ during a late-night argument at the couple’s home.” Sweeney called the report “campaign propaganda” but did not deny that police were called to his house.

63 % : Number of Americans who disapprove of President Bush’s handling of the Iraq war, up from 61 % in June, according to a new Wall Street Journal poll.
02.Nov.2006 UK sees sharp rise in TB cases Cases of tuberculosis in England, Wales and Northern Ireland rose by 10.8% in 2005, figures show.
02.Nov.2006 Wine 'allows guilt-free gluttony' A molecule found in red wine could make guilt-free gluttony a reality, research suggests.
02.Nov.2006 Alcohol now Finland's top killer Alcohol overtakes heart disease as the leading cause of death among Finnish men, new figures show.
02.Nov.2006 Gazprom to double Georgia charges Russian energy giant Gazprom has said it will more than double the cost of gas to Georgia from 2007.
02.Nov.2006 Syria denies Lebanon plot claim Syria dismisses US claims that it is involved in a plan to try to bring down the Lebanese government.
02.Nov.2006 Khatami labels US policy 'a joke' Iran's ex-president criticises US Middle East policy, calling the idea of exporting democracy "a great joke".
02.Nov.2006 Death toll in Turkey floods rises Another 10 people are reported to have died from flooding in south-east Turkey, taking the total to at least 32.
02.Nov.2006 Britain is 'surveillance society' An increase in monitoring has made the UK a "surveillance society", the information commissioner says.
02.Nov.2006 UN gives Ivorian PM new powers The UN Security Council votes to extend for one year the mandate of Ivory Coast's interim government.
02.Nov.2006 Panama agreement ends UN seat row Venezuela and Guatemala withdraw rival bids for a UN Security Council seat and back Panama instead.
02.Nov.2006 UK youths 'among worst in Europe' British youths are among the worst behaved in Europe, a think-tank's study suggests.
02.Nov.2006 Egypt and Russia strengthen ties The Russian and Egyptian presidents are expected to discuss nuclear co-operation and arms deals in Moscow.
02.Nov.2006 UK in India climate change plea British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett urges India to help in efforts to tackle climate change.
02.Nov.2006 Google ad revenue 'to surpass TV' Google is about to overtake the UK's main commercial TV channels in the race for ad revenue, a study says.
02.Nov.2006 Life-saving pump lets heart heal UK experts say an artificial pump that rejuvenates dying hearts could save thousands of lives.
02.Nov.2006 Web inventor fears for the future The British developer of the world wide web says he is worried it could be used to spread "misinformation".
02.Nov.2006 Depleted uranium risk 'ignored' UK and US forces continue to use depleted uranium weapons despite warnings of a cancer risk, the BBC finds.
02.Nov.2006 At-a-glance: 1 November Everything you need to know about the latest developments in this year's US mid-term elections.
02.Nov.2006 Italy considers Mafia crackdown Italy's prime minister says troops could be sent to Naples to deal with a rash of Mafia-linked crimes.
02.Nov.2006 Many dead in Turkey flash floods At least 20 people die as flash floods hit towns and cities across Turkey's south-eastern region.
02.Nov.2006 Astronauts reunite for Hubble flight Nasa will be sending Hubble veterans to service the space telescope one last time.
02.Nov.2006 Science Prays for Midterm Mercy Wired News weighs in on how the upcoming elections could affect stem cell research, global climate change, energy independence and research funding. By Luke O'Brien and Kristen Philipkoski.
02.Nov.2006 The Boarding Pass Brouhaha
A researcher lands in hot water for creating a website that allowed visitors to create fake boarding passes capable of fooling airport screeners. Why isn't the TSA in trouble for staging such easily circumvented security theater in the first place? Commentary by Bruce Schneier.

02.Nov.2006 U.S. Adds Wiki to Spy Arsenal Silver bullet or leaker's dream? Washington's spymasters model a new intelligence-sharing system on Wikipedia.
02.Nov.2006 Stem-Cell Fix for Diabetic Ulcer? Facing almost certain amputation, an Indian woman with a nasty-looking leg wound undergoes an experimental treatment using bone-marrow stem cells. Two months later, she's all better. Scott Carney reports from Chennai, India.
02.Nov.2006 Cuba: We're forced to 'finance' the Internet Debate erupts at United Nations summit over Cuba's Net connection, including why it's expensive and whether it's censored.
02.Nov.2006 Technology voter guide 2006 - Senate methodology See how CNET graded Senate votes ranging from e-commerce restrictions to mandated library filters.
02.Nov.2006 Technology voter guide 2006 - Grading Congress on tech cred CNET ranks every member of the U.S. Congress based on their technology-related votes. Some aren't happy about their score.
02.Nov.2006 Outlook for marine habitats troubling newsmaker Robert Diaz, a leading marine scientist working with the U.N., explains the increasing phenomenon of "dead zones."
02.Nov.2006 Every vote counts, right? perspective Attorney Eric J. Sinrod says e-voting technology continues to raise troubling questions about security.
02.Nov.2006 Microsoft Considers Pulling Out of China - samzenpus 116 icefaerie writes to let us know that

a senior executive for Microsoft has said the firm could pull out of non-democratic countries such as China. From the article: "Fred Tipson, senior policy counsel for the computer giant, said concerns over the repressive regime might force it to reconsider its business in China. 'Things are getting bad... and perhaps we have to look again at our presence there,' he told a conference in Athens."
CEO Nabbed for Identity Theft From Own Employees - samzenpus 98 BuzzardsBay writes

"And you think your boss is a jerk? Check out this VARBusiness story about a tech CEO the feds say was using his employees' personal information to apply for loans and credit cards to the tune of $1 million. Somewhere a whole lot of businesses who bought this guy's managed-services pitch are cringing with the thought of who is taking care of their data now. And 50 employees are gonna have to sweat out their credit reports even as they look for new jobs. Now that's a lousy boss!"
E-voting State By State - samzenpus 130 jcatcw writes

"One-third of Americans will use voting machines next week that have never before served in a general election. provides an overview of e-voting in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia — equipment, systems for voter registration, polling, significant legal challenges to the systems, previous media coverage, links to government watchdog sites, the vendors, technologies and laws that are important to the issue + a review of 'Hacking Democracy.'"
Viral Fossil Brought Back To Life - samzenpus 219 hey hey hey writes

"In a controversial study, researchers have resurrected a retrovirus that infected our ancestors millions of years ago and now sits frozen in the human genome. Published online by Genome Research this week, the study may shed new light on the history of these genomic intruders, as well as their role in tumors. Although this particular virus, dubbed Phoenix, is a wimpy one, some argue that resuscitating any ancient virus is inherently risky and that the study should have undergone stricter reviews."
Groups Call For Investigation of MS Ad Service - samzenpus 57 narramissic writes,

"The Center for Digital Democracy and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group have filed a complaint with the FTC, asking for an investigation into Microsoft's use of customer data collection in its adCenter Web advertising service. The groups claim that 'Microsoft has embarked on a wide-ranging data collection and targeting scheme that is deceptive and unfair to millions of users.' Microsoft, for its part, says the groups 'have got it all wrong.'"
The Internet Now has Over 100 Million Web Sites - ScuttleMonkey 168 1sockchuck writes

"There are now more than 100 million web sites on the Internet, according to Netcraft, whose monthly web server survey has reached 101.4 million sites. From the article: 'The 100 million site milestone caps an extraordinary year in which the Internet has already added 27.4 million sites, easily topping the previous full-year growth record of 17 million from 2005. The Internet has doubled in size since May 2004, when the survey hit 50 million.'" This is a far cry from the August 1995 results that just cleared 18,000.
Researchers Find Clue to SIDS Early Detection - ScuttleMonkey 167 SpaceAdmiral writes

"The Globe and Mail is reporting that scientists have found babies who die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) tend to have an abnormality in their brain stem. By linking SIDS to a biological cause, it may now be possible to test for the abnormality and treat babies at risk of SIDS."
Google and the CIA? - ScuttleMonkey 213 snottgoblin writes

"DailyTech has an article suggesting that Google might be involved in a partnership with the CIA. The article also quotes a former CIA officer that Google's refusal to comply with the DOJ over privacy issues was 'a little hypocritical [...] because they were heavily in bed with the Central Intelligence Agency.'" Because I'm sure no one would go on the air and try to drum up a scandal aimed at the biggest target they can find.
Google mit der CIA im Bett? Oder bloss ein schüren der Paranoia? - sfux Stephan Fuchs ?

Das Nachrichtenmagazin der Spiegel publizierte eine der heissesten Geschichten des Tages mit dem Titel: ?Google im Bett mit der CIA?? ...

Die ersten der seltsamen Banknoten, die äußerlich ganz normal aussehen, tauchten nach Angaben der Bundesbank vor rund vier Monaten in Berlin auf. Wie die "Bild"-Zeitung berichtete, ist das schadhafte Geld seitdem in insgesamt 17 Städten aufgetaucht - darunter Düsseldorf, Freiburg und Magdeburg. Nach Bundesbank-Angaben handelt es sich um Scheine von fünf bis 100 Euro. Die zerbröselten Banknoten könnten bei den Filialen der Bundesbank eingetauscht werden, erklärte das Institut. Voraussetzung sei, dass noch mehr als die Hälfte davon übrig geblieben ist oder ein Nachweis über den Verbleib des Rests erbracht wird.
Schneechaos in Österreich: Erster Alpenpass ist gesperrt

02.Nov.2006 Standortranking: Deutschland verlässt die Abstiegszone
02.Nov.2006 Rekordeinnahmen: Google überholt TV- Sender
02.Nov.2006 Mysteriöse Geldvernichtung: Schon tausend Scheine zerbröselt

02.Nov.2006 Island: Walfang verschreckt Touristen
02.Nov.2006 Streit um Sitz im Sicherheitsrat: Panama ist lachender Dritter

02.Nov.2006 Mannesmann- Prozess: Ackermann rechtfertigt Millionenprämien
BBC Brasil Cão que ladrar mais do que dez minutos de dia vai ser multado. ... do endereço e do andar, e nem sempre a melhor solução é buzinar no ouvido do prefeito.


29.Oct.2006 10:34 AM | Link to this

Why are Florida’s news media engaged in a conspiracy of silence concerning a core issue in the upcoming election: the truthfulness and honesty of the Republican front runner for governor, Charlie Crist?
02.Nov.2006 Chinese Proverb: If the right people don’t take chare, the wrong ones will.
02.Nov.2006 Masilotti is a text book case of a Sociopath. You can bet he really doesn’t think he did anything wrong.
02.Nov.2006 I’m sure if the Fed’s looked deeper, Masillotti’s cronies Aaronson, Koons and Newell have equally tainted business dealings with local developers/land owners.
02.Nov.2006 Million dollar rewards program for repoting tax fraud. For more information please visit
02.Nov.2006 30.Oct,2006 07:01 PM |
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Hey cockroach Masilotti..Hope you get the same cell block as cockroach Foley and cockroach Liberty…Can we now get the rest of the cockroaches, including those involved with the D&D building deals. ANOTHER examle why these cockroaches that run for “public office” are only there for themselves. Thank you very much.
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30.Oct.2006 11:10 PM | Link to this Tony is just the tip of the iceberg. I agree all county commissioners, city officials and devolpers should be investigated in palm beach county i.e. Russo, Sabatello, and Catalfuomo
02.Nov.2006 And Masilotti wasn't the only one. Staubs said they followed County Commissioner Addie Greene, but their client lost interest after about two weeks and told them to focus on Masilotti.
02.Nov.2006 With forensic techniques used to pursue terror suspects, agents traced the GPS tracker to Staubs. Although the private investigator insisted he didn't install the tracker, he talked on tape to agents about his mission to dig up dirt on Masilotti.

Masilotti resigned Friday after 14 years in public office, acknowledging that he would plead guilty to unspecified federal charges in connection with a series of land deals that profited his family.

While in office, the powerful politician made plenty of enemies with his mercurial temper and unpredictable behavior. Staubs' account to agents offers a glimpse at just how far one or more of those enemies went to get him out of the way.
Propaganda - Enpsychlopedia Famed public relations pioneer Edward L . ... In Crystalizing Public Opinion , for example, he dismisses the semantic ... psychologist Edward Bernays , a ...
02.Nov.2006 Under the Cloak of Patriotism Louis Cohen, Democratic Party, " PR Unmasked," 1940 ... " PR is based on the sound American principles of majority rule with ... / 02.Nov.2006 So, what's happening here? Just as Bush is setting up his generals to take the blame for his Stay the Course non-strategy, it appears Rove may well be setting up his very own Republican candidates to take the blame for what may very well be inevitable losses in Congress.
And potentially big ones. Despite Rove's "genius" strategies, the trends in polling just are not reversing. In fact, they appear at least steady + in many cases, increasing. So much so that the NRCC and NRSC are pulling money from battles that appear to be already lost and putting them into races that were once not even questioned but have now become vulnerable.
And if their losses are big, they may well be too big for Rove to manipulate a wholesale theft. Remember, voter disenfranchisement strategies notwithstanding, the electronic thefts are predicated on close numbers, so as to avoid arrousing suspicion.
The numbers have now gained so much traction + resisted all Rove's traditional scare tactics, too many Republican wins are bound to raise too many eyebrows. And actually, the numbers may be trending so blue at this point, outright theft may not even be feasible.
Dare we hope?
Again, note that Rove is not blaming Democrats for his apparent failures, but his own Republican candidates .

02.Nov.2006 Howard Dean Calls on House Republican Leader to Apologize for Blaming Generals for Bush Iraq Fiasco. Boehner Insulted the Skills and Integrity of Our Military.
Boehner Maligns GI Brass: He Blames the Generals for the Rumsfeld/Bush/Cheney Iraq Folly. He Demeaned Our Military.

02.Nov.2006 Can you afford a few dollars for the truth? BuzzFlash needs you. Please buy a premium or make a donation (not tax-deductible).
New NYT/CBS poll. Guess what? A substantial majority of Americans expect Democrats to reduce or end American military involvement in Iraq if they win control of Congress next Tuesday and say Republicans will maintain or increase troop levels to try to win the war if they hold on to power on Capitol Hill, according to the final New York Times/CBS News poll before the midterm election. The poll showed that 29 % of Americans approve of the way President Bush is managing the war, matching the lowest mark of his presidency. 11/2

02.Nov.2006 Must Read NYT Editorial:"As President Bush throws himself into the final days of a particularly nasty campaign season, he?s settled into a familiar pattern of ugly behavior. Since he can?t defend the real world created by his policies and his decisions, Mr. Bush is inventing a fantasy world in which to campaign on phony issues against fake enemies." 11/2

02.Nov.2006 GOP House Leader John Boehner refuses to apologize, now claiming he never said our generals on the ground in Iraq are to blame for the Iraq fiasco. Too bad we have the entire thing on tape. Nice try, John. Your Republican lies don't work anymore. You slandered our troops and you got caught. Apologize.
Conservative Andrew Sullivan Concludes That Bush is Delusional and Unhinged -- For Real 11/2
Amazing Keith Olbermann commentary on Bush and America. It's long + worth every word. Please read it. 11/2
Bush Backs Rumsfeld to Solidify His Base of Support That Has Some Odd Offinity for Chronic Losers Who Talk Tough While the World Collapses Around Them. Maybe It's the Suicidal Vase Vote. 11/2
Read "Hacked: High Tech Election Theft in America"

02.Nov.2006 Schadenersatz für Nato- Angriff: Serben scheitern mit Klage gegen Deutschland

02.Nov.2006 Globale Studie: 68.000 Frauen sterben jährlich bei Abtreibungen

02.Nov.2006 US- Wahlkampf: Bubba- Jagd im Republikaner- Revier
Arbeitsmarkt: Arbeitslosenquote sinkt unter Zehn- Prozent- Marke
02.Nov.2006 Umfrage: Irak- Desaster stürzt Bush ins Rekordtief
02.Nov.2006 Arbeitsmarkt: Arbeitslosenzahl sinkt stärker als erwartet

02.Nov.2006 Mysteriöser Kriminalfall: Euro- Scheine zerbröseln in der Hand
02.Nov.2006 Nordsee: Riesenwellen verblüffen Experten

02.Nov.2006 Wundermittel aus Rotwein: Schlemmen, ohne krank zu werden
02.Nov.2006 Who Ya Gonna Call? 
Rigorous Intuition on John Kerry. I for one don't think John Kerry is secretly colluding with the Republicans. I think John Kerry is secretly colluding with stupidity. posted by Prof. Hex
02.Nov.2006 Revealed: U.S. Soldier Killed Herself After Objecting to Interrogation Techniques  Suuuure she did.
"Army spokespersons for her unit have refused to describe the interrogation techniques Alyssa objected to. They say all records of those techniques have now been destroyed..." posted by
Prof. Hex
02.Nov.2006 New Theory on What Got the Oracle of Delphi High  Something in the ancient Greek temple of Delphi made its priestess high enough to believe she could predict the future. Scientists just can't agree on what.
Via the eagle-eyes at
Fark. posted by
Prof. Hex
02.Nov.2006 Third Intifada coming: Israel appears sure that increasing aggression against the Palestinians will lead them to internal collapse whereas it is more certain to lead to a new national uprising, reports Khaled Amayreh

02.Nov.2006 IAF stages mock raid over Beirut, southern Lebanon: United Nations peacekeepers and Lebanon say IAF overflights violate Security Council Resolution 1701 that ended a month-long war between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas in August.

02.Nov.2006 Israeli ultra-right leader sworn into government : Lieberman has called for the transfer of land and populations to create homogenous Jewish and Palestinian states + for the execution of Israeli Arab MPs who have had dealings with the ruling Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement, which Israel considers a terrorist organisation.

02.Nov.2006 Labor votes to stay in power : Israel’s Labor Party decided to stay in the coalition government despite the recent inclusion of a right-wing faction.

02.Nov.2006 Israel: Labour minister quits over Lieberman's role : A lone Labour minister has resigned in protest at the inclusion of the right-wing politician Avigdor Lieberman in the coalition cabinet of the Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

02.Nov.2006 War pimp alert: U.S. Diplomat: Iran Bigger Threat Than North Korea: A senior U.S. diplomat on Tuesday described Iran as more dangerous than North Korea and said that besides developing a nuclear weapon, the Islamic state was undermining regional stability.

02.Nov.2006 Russia says no evidence on Iran nuclear program's military purposes: National Security Advisor Igor Ivanov said Tuesday Russia has no evidence that the Iranian nuclear program has military purposes.

02.Nov.2006 North Korea Agrees to Nuke Talks: The U.S. and Chinese governments announced Tuesday that North Korea agreed to rejoin six-nation nuclear disarmament talks, a surprise diplomatic breakthrough that comes only three weeks after the communist regime conducted its first known atomic test.

02.Nov.2006 Dr. Helen Caldicott: The Dangers of a Nuclear War: Video: Authoritative analysis of the devastating impacts of a nuclear attack on Iran

02.Nov.2006 Iran, Venezuela, Syria sign MoU on Syrian oil refinery project: Iran, Venezuela and Syria have formed a consortium to construct an oil refinery in Syria.

02.Nov.2006 Planes known to carry CIA terror suspects landed in Tel Aviv: This could also turn out to be the first case of the United States handing Israel a world jihad suspect who is not linked to Palestinian terror or Hezbollah.

02.Nov.2006 'Lucid' Pinochet charged with murder: AUGUSTO PINOCHET, the 90-year-old former dictator of Chile, was branded a “grave danger to society” as he was placed under house arrest in Santiago yesterday by the judge investigating his role in cases of torture and kidnapping during his time in power.

02.Nov.2006 Al-Qaida's November Surprise: The author's premise is that al-Qaeda has consistently intervened in American domestic politics where necessary in order to ensure that America stays in Iraq. Whenever America seems like it might withdraw, he writes, Osama bin Laden or Ayman al-Zawahiri pops up to remind Americans that if they do then al-Qaeda will triumph in their wake—thus goading them to remain.

02.Nov.2006 Bush: Terror wins if democrats win : US President George W. Bush charged on Monday that "terrorists win and America loses" if Opposition Democrats win in the November 7 legislative elections dominated by the unpopular Iraq war.

02.Nov.2006 Jefferson County Voters Continue To Raise Concerns About Voting Machines : KFDM reported about people who had cast straight Democratic ticket ballots, but the touch-screen machines indicated they had voted a straight Republican ticket.

02.Nov.2006 Orange County charges 11 with phony voter registration: Fraudulent voter registration charges were filed this week by prosecutors who said Democrats were unwittingly signed up as Republicans

02.Nov.2006 Election Issues: Will a shocking new GOP court victory and Karl Rove's attack on Ohio 2006 doom the Democrats nationwide?: The GOP has thrown Ohio's entire process of voting and vote counting into serious disarray. The mess is perfectly designed to suppress voter turnout, make election monitoring and a recount impossible, and allow the Republican Party to emerge with a victory despite overwhelming evidence the electorate wants exactly the opposite.

02.Nov.2006 Nancy Pelosi, Stop Drinking At The K Street Trough: There's a big elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about--and I'm not talking about the Republican Party. It's the gusher of money flowing to Democrats from K Street lobbyists. And it is worrisome that so few progressives want to talk about this openly.

02.Nov.2006 Paulson re-activates secretive support team to prevent markets meltdown: Paulson re-activates secretive support team to prevent markets meltdown Judging by their body language, the US authorities believe the roaring bull market this autumn is just a suckers' rally before the inevitable storm hits.

02.Nov.2006 U.S. Drops Bid Over Royalties From Chevron : The Interior Department has dropped claims that the Chevron Corporation systematically underpaid the government for natural gas produced in the Gulf of Mexico, a decision that could allow energy companies to avoid paying hundreds of millions of dollars in royalties.

02.Nov.2006 Chevron 3Q Profit Soars to $5 Billion : Topped off by the record results released Friday by Chevron, five of the world's largest oil companies produced a combined net income of $31.6 billion during the three months ended in September.

02.Nov.2006 United States National Debt: An Analysis of the Presidents Who Are Responsible For Excessive Spending
02.Nov.2006 Journalists barred from entering Bajaur district to cover controversial air strike: “It is regrettable that the press has again been banned from covering a controversial military operation,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This lack of transparency is arousing suspicion about the facts of this air strike"
02.Nov.2006 Iraq inquiry call rejected by MPs : The government was supported by 298 MPs and opposed by 273. Twelve Labour MPs rebelled.

02.Nov.2006 George Galloway demands Blair held to account for Iraq: ‘It’s a very modest motion before the house - a call for a committee of inquiry comprising seven members of the privy council. It therefore speaks volumes that the government is opposing this attempt at the mildest of scrutiny into its conduct up to and including the outbreak of the disastrous war on Iraq.

02.Nov.2006 Fears over huge growth in Iraq's unregulated private armies: There are three British private security guards to every British soldier in Iraq, the charity War on Want said yesterday

02.Nov.2006 Air Force said to seek $50 bln emergency funds: The U.S. Air Force is asking the Pentagon's leadership for a staggering $50 billion in emergency funding for fiscal 2007 -- an amount equal to nearly half its annual budget, defense analyst Loren Thompson of the Lexington Institute said on Tuesday.
02.Nov.2006 Zionists seek to silence critics of US policy toward Israel: Prominent Zionist groups and individuals in the US are conducting a campaign of intimidation against liberal and left-wing critics of the Israeli regime and Washington’s policy toward Israel.

02.Nov.2006 Israel's New Arsenal: What bizarre science-fiction horrors have to occur before the American media wakes up to the strange war that Israel is prosecuting against Palestinian and Lebanese civilians?

02.Nov.2006 Syria switches to the Euro due to US sanctions: Source say country intends to switch foreign currency surplus from dollars to euros, in order to pay external debts and combat US economic sanctions

02.Nov.2006 US issues Lebanon 'plot' warning : The United States has said there is "mounting evidence" that Syria, Iran and Hezbollah are planning to topple the Lebanese government.

02.Nov.2006 Building a Pretext for Waging War on Iran : The US navy has conducted military exercises (30th of October) 20 miles outside Iranian territorial waters in the Persian Gulf. The war games were perceived by Tehran as an act of provocation. Iranian patrol boats came very close to US and coalition warships in the Persian Gulf.

02.Nov.2006 Iran announces plan to hold 'war games' in Gulf region : Iran unexpectedly announced on Wednesday that it would be holding military maneuvers in the Persian Gulf region this week, only days after international navies led by the Unites States held exercises in the same waterway.

02.Nov.2006 Mixed reception for Iran's ex-president : The former president of Iran, Mohammad Khatami, has begun a visit to the UK by calling for dialogue between civilisations to prevent religious wars

02.Nov.2006 Another terror plot hoax: British Court Frees Airline Plot Suspects : Two brothers charged in an alleged plot to blow up U.S. bound airliners were released Wednesday after a British court ruled the evidence against them was insufficient to warrant a trial

02.Nov.2006 Alleged al Qaeda agent Padilla claims torture: Presiding U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke on Monday gave the U.S. attorney's office until November 14 by to respond to Padilla's allegations, according to an order released by the court.

02.Nov.2006 Stranger than fiction?: Guantanamo strikers' force-feeding adapted to Ramadan: U.S. medical officers at the Guantanamo Bay detention center adjusted the force-feeding schedule for two long-time hunger strikers so they could fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, doctors at the U.S. navy base said.

02.Nov.2006 British universities encouraged to spy on 'Asian-looking' students: Lecturers and staff at British universities will be asked to spy on "Asian-looking" and Muslim students they suspect of supporting terrorist acts and involvement in Islamic extremism

02.Nov.2006 Former" terrorist" accepts Amnesty International's top human rights award: Former president Nelson Mandela on Wednesday accepted the Ambassador of Conscience Award, the most prestigious honour given each year by the human rights group Amnesty International.

02.Nov.2006 Maine activist arrested while wearing terrorist costume, carrying toy gun: SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The lawyer who divulged President George W. Bush's drunken-driving arrest days before the 2000 election was arrested Tuesday after he was spotted on a highway overpass wearing an Osama bin Laden Halloween costume and holding a toy gun.

02.Nov.2006 The theft of American elections is a media issue: . ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox and the AP own the exit polls and have defied John Conyers' request for the raw data, keeping that data secreted from even qualified independent researchers.

02.Nov.2006 10/31/06 Bush The Cheerleader-By Ray McGovern
When President George W. Bush was asked at his news conference last Wednesday whether we are winning in Iraq, he answered, "Absolutely; we're winning." The disingenuousness was almost enough to provoke sympathy for the beleaguered president as he lived through another bad week with further diminished credibility.

02.Nov.2006 Evidence Suggests: U.S. Bribed President Of Kyrgyzstan-By Aram Roston President Akaev, agreed to let the Pentagon open an air base in his country for operations in Afghanistan. Continue

02.Nov.2006 Money trails lead to Bush judges -By Will Evans
A four-month investigation reveals that dozens of federal judges gave contributions to President Bush and top Republicans who helped place them on the bench.

02.Nov.2006 The Worst Congress Ever -By Matt Taibbi How our national legislature has become a stable of thieves and perverts -- in five easy steps . Continue
02.Nov.2006 Israeli Minister: Treat Gaza like Chechnya : Lieberman's cabinet debut: 'Emulate Russia's treatment of Chechnya
02.Nov.2006 Report: U.S. led Pakistan school attack that killed 80: A senior Pakistani intelligence source told the network Pakistani helicopters joined Monday's operation after an unmanned drone fired two missiles at the Islamic school near the Afghanistan border.

02.Nov.2006 Residents linking U.S. to deadly attack in Pakistan: A day after Pakistan's deadliest attack of the "global war on terror," residents say that U.S. surveillance drones fired at least some of the missiles that killed an estimated 80 people in a religious school near the Afghan border.

02.Nov.2006 Over 80 people victims of possible extrajudicial execution in Pakistan: Amnesty International is concerned that at least 82 people in a madrassa (religious school) may have been extrajudicially executed in an aerial attack at dawn of 30 October in Bajaur. No attempt appears to have been made to arrest the victims who were described by army spokesman Major-General Shaukat Sultan as some 70 to 80 “militants”

02.Nov.2006 Inquiry urged into Pakistan raid : Human Rights Watch has urged Pakistan to allow an independent inquiry into Monday's bombing of an Islamic school in which 80 people were killed.
02.Nov.2006 Child victims of Iraq's war trouble U.S. medics: Staff at the U.S. military hospital in Baghdad are used to horrific injuries but when the limp, bullet-riddled body of a 5-year-old Iraqi boy was zipped up in a grotesquely oversized bodybag, it was different. It got worse when they heard he was shot by an American.

02.Nov.2006 A Real American Hero: Revealed: U.S. Soldier Killed Herself After Objecting to Interrogation Techniques : The true stories of how American troops, killed in Iraq, actually died keep spilling out this week. Now we learn, thanks to a reporter's FOIA request, that one of the first women to die in Iraq shot and killed herself after objecting to harsh "interrogation techniques."

02.Nov.2006 Dahr Jamail: U.S. Military Adopts Desperate Tactics: Increased violence is being countered by harsh new measures across the Sunni-dominated al-Anabar province west of Baghdad, residents say.

02.Nov.2006 U.S. deaths in Iraq for October hit 104: The U.S. military reported the death of a soldier in fighting yesterday in volatile Anbar province west of Baghdad, raising to 104 the number of American service members killed in combat in October -- the fourth deadliest month since the war began.

02.Nov.2006 Iraqi Militants score a political victory: Iraqi Shiite militants won a major political victory Tuesday when Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki ordered US and Iraqi units to lift a blockade around the flashpoint suburb of Sadr City.

02.Nov.2006 US force storms Allawi's Home: An Iraqi security source disclosed Wednesday that the US forces stormed the home of former Iraqi Premier Iyad Allawi who leads the Iraqi list, one of the biggest Iraqi parliament blocs + arrested eight of his bodyguards.

02.Nov.2006 Pentagon admits extent of Iraq disorder: The US military has confirmed Iraq is close to chaos, in a classified briefing prepared just two weeks ago, which gives a stark assessment of the country.

02.Nov.2006 665,000 Iraqi's Killed Since U.S Invasion: Lancet Report Co-Author Responds To Question: A recent study published in The Lancet medical journal estimated that 655,000 Iraqi people have been killed as a result of the March 2003 US-UK invasion of Iraq.

02.Nov.2006 U.S. "blunders" in Iraq are staggering : U.S. officials on the bases paid cash to fly-by-night Iraqi agents to cart away new vehicles and spare parts - along with generators - that had been left behind by Saddam's army. The Iraqis then sold the valuable equipment in Syria and Jordan and paid kickbacks to the U.S. officials.

02.Nov.2006 Robert Scheer: A truly scary Iraq scenario : The astounding arrogance that underwrites Bush's smug determination to keep killing and maiming tens, perhaps hundreds, of thousands of people is no different than that of Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon. Both knew the war was a failure, but determined to "stay the course" for a decade out of a misguided belief in protecting an image of American infallibility that was paired with shameful political motives.

02.Nov.2006 Depleted uranium risk 'ignored' : UK and US forces have continued to use depleted uranium weapons despite warnings they pose a cancer risk, a BBC investigation has found.

02.Nov.2006 Allen L Roland : America's Greatest Crime: Military Use Of DU: American Use Of DU is "A crime against humanity which may, in the eyes of historians, rank with the worst atrocities of all time." US Iraq Military Vets "are on DU death row, waiting to die."

02.Nov.2006 Bahrain clamps down on talks of 'spy' allegations: Bahrain has censored local and foreign Internet sites for discussing a report by an alleged British spy who claimed to have uncovered a plot to maintain Sunni domination of the Gulf kingdom,
02.Nov.2006 “There has never been an American army as violent and murderous as the one in Iraq” Pulitzer-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh slams Bush at McGill address - By Martin Lukacs
Hersh described video footage depicting U.S. atrocities in Iraq, which he had viewed, but not yet published a story about. He described one video in which American soldiers massacre a group of people playing soccer.
Continue 02.Nov.2006 Baghdad is under siege -By Patrick Cockburn in Arbil, Northern Iraq
Sunni insurgents have cut the roads linking the city to the rest of Iraq. The country is being partitioned as militiamen fight bloody battles for control of towns and villages north and south of the capital.

02.Nov.2006 Saudi study: Iraq a ‘lost battle’ : -By Stephen Collinson -Damning analysis says all indications point to current state of civil war, disintegration of Iraqi state. Continue

02.Nov.2006 Military Charts Movement of Conflict in Iraq Toward Chaos -By MICHAEL R. GORDON
The slide shows Iraq as moving sharply away from “peace,” an ideal on the far left side of the chart, to a point much closer to the right side of the spectrum, a red zone marked “chaos. ”

02.Nov.2006 In the US Empire "Truth is Treason" -The Fear Merchants -  An audio essay by Mumia Abu-Jamal

02.Nov.2006 Must listen - Two minute audio -  The Spoils of Corruption -By Charles Sullivan
The mainstream media, like organized religion, is used to program public perceptions-to steer us away from truth and to perpetuate fairy tales that extol the virtues of bribery, violence + greed. It makes useful idiots of those who cannot think for themselves and persuades them to act like fools in the eyes of the world.

02.Nov.2006 "Starving The Beast."-By Thom Hartmann -How the Corporatocracy Sets the Rules of the "Game" To Create Peons. Continue

02.Nov.2006 "American Blackout" -Video Documentary - Directed by Ian Inaba
Kicking off with the detailed argument that black voters in Florida were systematically disenfranchised in the 2000 presidential election, the film then pulls double duty: It’s a fine-tooth examination of both the continued, unconstitutional marginalization of black voters in America and the attempts by various political and media machines to crush McKinney in retaliation for her outspokenness on that subject and on the illegality of the war in Iraq.
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02.Nov.2006 US-Latin American Relations -By James Petras
Measuring The Rise or Fall of US Power : A realistic analysis demonstrates that political interventions, class conflict and international markets play a major role in shaping US-Latin American relations and more particularly the ascent and decline of US imperial power, social revolutionary forces and the other political variants in between.

02.Nov.2006 The Enlightenment of Resistance-By Manuel Valenzuela 

Resistance will begin when the many begin the healing of civilization and the planet, when a massive movement commences to purge warmongering leadership from our midst, when a tidal wave of humanity floods the concrete jungles and steel canyons we live in, marching to the drumbeats of peace, non-violence and universal harmony. That is Revolution at the dawn of the 21st century . Continue
02.Nov.2006 Dachverband: Arbeitnehmer formen Mega- Gewerkschaft

02.Nov.2006 Nahost: USA rechnen mit Umsturz im Libanon

02.Nov.2006 US- Wahlkampf: Kerry wirft das Handtuch
02.Nov.2006 Erfurt: Pfarrer verbrennt sich aus Angst vor dem Islam
02.Nov.2006 Deutsche Telekom: Russische Investoren wollen 25 Prozent- Anteil
Italien: Anti- Mafia- Kampf vor dem Zusammenbruch
02.Nov.2006 Bush Owes the Military and All of Us an Apology: "October's death toll, the highest for American forces in nearly two years, came during a period without conventional battles or catastrophic helicopter crashes."

02.Nov.2006 Iraq Has Become Too Dangerous for the Paramilitaries
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid tells GOP House Leader John Boehner to apologize for blaming our troops for Bush and Rummy's mess in Iraq. 11/2
Voters say that Iraq will be the most important issue when they go to the polls on Nov. 7. And 52% of voters said that they want Democrats to control Congress, while 37% chose Republicans. The 15-point margin matches the widest spread ever recorded on the question in a Journal/NBC poll, the newspaper said.
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The dust-up between the president and Sen. John Kerry over Iraq is a flashback to 2004. Unfortunately for the GOP, the 2006 outcome could be very different.
Read "Hacked: High Tech Election Theft in America"

02.Nov.2006 Dems still poised to win midterm elections. 11/2
Justice Department is Reducing Elections Monitoring and Ignoring State Noncompliance With Electoral Improvement Laws -- A BuzzFlash News Analysis
How Many Hundreds of GIs Have Died Since Bush Boasted, "Bring 'Em On." We Call Upon Bush to Apologize for Making Taunts that Led to the Deaths of American Soldiers. We Call Upon All Republican Candidates to Ask Bush to Immediately Apologize for Putting Our Soldiers in Harms Way and Taunting the Opposition to Kill Them.

02.Nov.2006 02.Nov.2006 The anti-sex league From ABC News: If you're single and in your 20s, the federal government wants you to steer clear of sex.
That's the new guidance for states under the Department of Health and Human Services' $50 million Abstinence Education Program.

Your tax dollars at work. As Gore Vidal once said: Get the government off our fronts! Permalink
01.Nov.2006 US- Umfrage: Ethikregeln vergrätzen Forscher
01.Nov.2006 Netzwelt- Ticker: Google im Bett mit der CIA?
01.Nov.2006 Orkan: 17- Meter- Wellen an der Nordseeküste, Sturmflut bedroht Osten

01.Nov.2006 Geheimbericht: US- Militär sieht Irak vor totalem Kollaps
01.Nov.2006 Mysteriöser Farbwechsel: Zeit färbte Pompejis Wände schwarz
01.Nov.2006 Israels Unifil- Kritik: "Die Hisbollah wird niemand stoppen können"
01.Nov.2006 Unruhen in Mexiko: Gouverneur von Oaxaca lehnt Rücktritt ab
Boomende Internetwerbung: Time Warner verdreifacht Gewinn
Schimpansen: Sinnloses Verhalten wird Tradition
01.Nov.2006 Herbstorkan: Jahrhundertflut an Nordsee- Inseln

01.Nov.2006 Afghanistan- Einsatz: KSK- Soldaten sprühten Wehrmachtssymbol auf Wagen
01.Nov.2006 Regisseur Chen Kaige: Umweltschutz auf die harte Tour

01.Nov.2006 Brennstoffzellen- Technik: Weltneuheit aus Isenbüttel
01.Nov.2006 TV- Drama über NS- Zeit: Wer hat schon saubere Hände?
01.Nov.2006 Stasi- Unterlagengesetz: "Es darf keinen Schlussstrich geben"

01.Nov.2006 US- Kongress: Kerry- Auftritt befeuert Schmutzwahlkampf der Republikaner
SPD und Union: Volksparteien rutschen unter 30 Prozent
01.Nov.2006 US- Tabakindustrie: Gericht stoppt Verkaufsverbot für Light- Zigaretten
Globale Studie: Forscher enttarnen Sex- Klischees
01.Nov.2006 Training tomorrows terrorists - sfux 
It's now out that the American security coordinator in the territories, General Keith Dayton, has been giving secret training to the Palestinian Presidential Guard. It's part of his program to provide "support" to the Palestinian Fatah faction in its internal struggle with Hamas.

01.Nov.2006 Source: Zawahiri Likely Alive, Bajur Accords on Hold - sfux Daveed Gartenstein-Ross -

I just spoke with a military intelligence source who confirmed that the Bajur airstrike was conducted by a U.S. Predator, adding that helicopters were also involved. The strike occurred around dawn, as people in the camp were...
Die ?Bring-die-Trottel-zum-Kaufen-Periode? - sfux 
Viertes Anzeichen für die kommende Weltwirtschaftskrise
Karl Weiss -

Nachdem Journalismus - Nachrichten von Heute schon die ersten drei Anzeichen veröffentlicht hat, die auf eine bevorstehende Weltwirtschaftskrise hindeuten, kann man nun ein viertes Anzeichen beobachten: Wir stehen mitten in der Aktien-Kauf-Periode, die wir ?Bring-die-Trottel-zum?Kaufen-Periode?getauft haben.
Indicted former Rep. Tom DeLay - Faiz defiantly proclaimed on Fox News tonight, “I haven’t had no ethical problems.” Here’s 13 specific examples of his ethical improprieties.
01.Nov.2006 Westerners 'are more promiscuous' People in western countries tend to have more sexual partners than those in the developing world, a study says.
01.Nov.2006 Hezbollah confirms Israel talks Hezbollah leader Sheikh Nasrallah says "serious" talks on a prisoner exchange with Israel are under way.
01.Nov.2006 China overturns activist sentence A Chinese court quashes the conviction of a blind activist who highlighted forced abortions, in a surprise ruling.
01.Nov.2006 Japan keeps pressure on N Korea Japan says it will maintain sanctions on North Korea despite its decision to resume talks on its nuclear activities.
01.Nov.2006 Brain flaws 'linked to cot death' Brain abnormalities affecting breathing and temperature could increase cot death risk, a study suggests.
01.Nov.2006 Global sex survey dispels myths An international study charts promiscuity, monogamy and links between sexual behaviour and sexually transmitted diseases.
01.Nov.2006 Mexico agrees Portillo's return Mexico agrees to extradite a former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo to face corruption charges.
01.Nov.2006 Fears grow of Fiji military coup The US and Australia voice fears of a coup in Fiji, as tensions mount between the military and the government.
01.Nov.2006 Corals get climate survival guide Conservationists publish strategies to help coral reefs and mangroves survive the impact of climate change.
01.Nov.2006 Georgia seeks Russia partnership Georgia's top diplomat urges Russia to be a partner ahead of the first high-level talks since the current crisis began.
01.Nov.2006 Oil prices dip despite Opec cuts Oil prices fall in early Wednesday trading, despite the start of agreed production cuts by Opec members.
01.Nov.2006 Bush hails China on N Korea deal The US president thanks China for its role in persuading North Korea to return to talks about its nuclear programme.
Bush approval rating tracker Track George W Bush's popularity over the last five years in relation to key events of his presidency.
MIT team plumbs mystery of spider webs Blog: Spider webs, it turns out, are hardened goo.A team of researchers studying the golden silk spider have found that spider webs...
01.Nov.2006 Zombie spotted at water plant Blog: A PC at a Harrisburg, Pa., water filtration plant was commandeered by hackers, according to a published news report. The FBI in...
01.Nov.2006 Americans depend on computers everywhere, except... Blog: Computers are at the heart of this American election in 2006. Forget elephants, Democrats, Republicans, donkeys, independents....
01.Nov.2006 FBI File of Lie Detector's Creator - kdawson 77 George Maschke writes,

"It appears that the FBI considered William Moulton Marston (1893-1947), who invented the lie detector and created the comic book character Wonder Woman under the pseudonym Charles Moulton, to be a 'phony' and a 'crackpot.' He is alleged to have misrepresented the result of a study he conducted for the Gillette razor company in 1938, for which he reportedly received some $30,000, a handsome sum in those days. Despite these misgivings, the FBI today uses Marston's creation (the polygraph, not the Lasso of Truth) to guide investigations as well as to screen applicants and employees. You can download Marston's FBI file here (736 KB PDF)."
Fastest Waves Ever Photographed - kdawson 88 starfoot writes,

"Pictures of the fastest waves ever photographed, traveling at 99.997% of the speed of light, were presented today at the APS Division of Plasma Physics meeting in Philadelphia. The waves were formed in the wake of an intense laser pulse passing through a plasma of electrons and ionized atoms. The waves create enormous electric fields (over 100 billion electron volts/meter), which can be used to rapidly accelerate charged particles to high energies in the span of a few meters. The pictures will help scientists better understand wakefield interactions — an important factor in their quest to replace machines that accelerate particles over the course of miles with compact, tabletop versions. High energy particle accelerators are vital for cutting edge physics and many types of medical therapy, and miniaturizing them would be a boon for both basic physics research and medicine."
Bogus Experts Fight Your Right To Broadband - kdawson 182 , "Karl Bode of Broadband Reports takes aim at supposed telecom experts and think tankers who profess to love the 'free market,' but want to ban the country's un-wired towns and cities from offering broadband to their residents. If you didn't know, incumbent providers frequently determine towns and cities unprofitable to serve (fine), but then turn around and lobby for laws that make it illegal to serve themselves (not so fine). They then pay experts to profess their love for a free market and deregulation — unless that regulation helps their bottom line. A simple point: 'Strange how such rabid fans of a free-market wouldn't be interested in allowing market darwinism to play out.'"
Rekordzahlen: Deutsche Bank macht Milliarden- Gewinn
01.Nov.2006 US- Wahl: Voigt prophezeit neue Forderungen an Deutschland
Mafiamorde: Prodi prüft Militär- Einsatz in Neapel

Panik bei Nitrat im Kopfsalat, Thrombosen im Flugzeug und Elektrosmog. "Die Deutschen trinken sich zu Tode, rauchen sich zu Tode, fahren sich zu Tode. Kann jeder selbst entscheiden. Aber wenn eine Gefahr von außen droht, werden sie hysterisch", überspitzt es ein Ausländer, der schon lange hier lebt.
Die Dokumentation rechnet ab mit manchen Irrungen in der Risikobewertung.Film von Tilman Achtnich  

Syna überreicht Protestnote an US Botschaft - sfux SDA -

Die Gewerkschaft Syna hat am Dienstag in einer der US-Botschaft in Bern übergebenen Protestnote gegen einen Bespitzelungsversuch durch die CIA protestiert. Rund 100 Gewerkschafter nahmen an der Demonstration teil.
In der Protestnote verlangt die Syna, dass die US-Regierung künftig auf solche Aktionen verzichtet und den damit Beauftragen CIA-Beamten aus der Schweiz zurückzieht.
Vom obersten Chef des Schweizerischen Nachrichtendienstes...

Blinde Piloten und geächtete Waffen - sfux Michael Schulze von Glaßer ?

Der Marineeinsatz vor der libanesischen Küste wird für die dort stationierten 2.000 Bundeswehrsoldaten immer gefährlicher. Am 24. Oktober wurde das deutsche Spionageschiff ?Alster A50? ungefähr 90 Kilometer von der libanesischen Küste entfernt von sechs israelischen Kampfflugzeugen des Typs F-16 überflogen. Beim Überflug sollen die israelischen Jets amerikanischer...
The Air America advertiser blacklist. - Amanda 

Nearly 100 ABC advertisers have insisted that “NONE of their commercials air during AIR AMERICA programming.” Among the advertisers listed are Bank of America, Exxon Mobil, Federal Express, General Electric, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Wal-Mart + the U.S. Navy. Media Matter has the full list here.
31.Oct.2006 Sen. Allen On Assault Of Constituent: ‘Things Like That Happen’ - Faiz 

CNN just reported the incident in Charlottesville, VA, today where blogger Mike Stark was assualted by supporters of Sen. George Allen (R-VA). One of CNN’s affiliates asked Allen for comment on the incident + CNN reported that he responded, “Things like that happen.”

Stark is not, as CNN reported, a “protester.” He is a constituent who was trying to ask Allen a question. Watch it: Digg It! Transcript:

CNN: This is something you have to see, Kyra. We saw Dana Bash’s story dealing with Senator George Allen. He’s making news yet again. This time involving a protester. Take a look at the video. He was campaigning in Charlottesville and a protester came up on him, wanted to talk to him. And you’ll see what happens next.

STARK: He’s my senator. I’m asking a question.

ALLEN SUPPORTER: You going to need to leave, now. Get out the door.

STARK: Are you part of the –

ALLEN SUPPORTER: No I’m not. No, I’m not at all. Let’s move on.

STARK: Senator, did you spit on your first wife.

ALLEN SUPPORTER: Oh now you’re getting personal. Now you’re getting personal. Now you’re getting personal.

STARK: I didn’t touch anybody.

ALLEN SUPPORTER: You need to move him on out of here, now.

STARK: If the hotel asked me to leave, I’d leave.

CNN: So there you have it. A protester trying to get close to Senator George Allen as he was leaving a speaking event. In fact, he was leaving one part of the hotel trying to get to another part to speak with the media when that man approached him. As you can see, Allen’s people tackled him to the ground. Some may call it manhandling him. But when asked a little bit later by one of our affiliates there in Charlottesville about what the Senator thought about what had just happened, he says “things like that happen, obviously.” A very interesting day for him, no doubt. No word on any injuries or anything like that. But obviously, something that you don’t see all the time. And just leads to more controversy surrounding Senator George Allen.
Liberal blogger Mike Stark is attacked - Amanda  by Sen. George Allen’s (R-VA) supporters after he asked the senator a question at a campaign event. Watch it: More at AmericaBlog.
31.Oct.2006 FACT CHECK: Snow’s False and Misleading History of Stem Cell Research - Judd 

Today at the White House press briefing, Tony Snow claimed that “Any stem cell research that takes place in the United States today is a result of a decision the president made in 2001.” Snow claimed, “no president who has stepped up and made possible more research and encouraged more research than George W. Bush.”

Snow, echoing Karl Rove, added that “adult and blood cord stem cells” have “demonstrated far more promise” than embryonic stem cells. Watch it:

Snow’s lesson on stem cell research was chock full of false and misleading information. Here’s a fact check:

1. Bush’s decision did not begin embryonic stem cell research in the U.S. Embryonic stem cell research funded by the Geron Corporation began in the late 1990s at the University of Wisconson and Johns Hopkins University. [Congressional Research Service, pg. 3]

2. President Clinton proposed broader federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. Bush suspended the Clinton rules and replaced them with his own that restrict federal funding to lines derived prior to August 2001. Clinton did not propose federal funding for embryonic stem cell research earlier because it didn’t exist. [Congressional Research Service, pgs. 5-6]

3. Adult and umbilical cord stem cells do not show “more promise” than embryonic stem cells.

An article in the New England Journal of Medicine called the White House source for this claim “patently false” and “pure hokum.” [9/21/06] Digg It! Transcript:

QUESTION: Does the president have a feeling about the Michael J. Fox ad which has been so much in the news in that race and others?

SNOW: No, I have not heard him talk about it. But it’s interesting –let’s make a couple of important points when it comes to stem cell research.

Any stem cell research that takes place in the United States today is a result of a decision the president made in 2001 to be the first to make available 60 then-existing stem cell lines involving embryonic stem cells.

He said at the time also that he believed that those stem cells — the collection of such cells involved the taking of a human life. He did not think it would be appropriate for the federal government to engage in something morally controversial but he would not outlaw it; and, in fact, would permit private investment, which is going on in some places.

Meanwhile, the United States has the most robust program in investigating the promise of adult and blood cord stem cells, which so far have demonstrated far more promise in dealing with real conditions than embryonic stem cells, which, to date at least, have not yielded the results that many people would like to see them produce.

So when it comes to the issue of stem cell research, there has been no party or no president who has stepped up and made possible more research and encouraged more research than George W. Bush.
Sen. Conrad Burns’s (R-MT) staff ate so many free meals - Amanda  at Jack Abramoff’s restaurant, “people joked they would have ‘starved to death‘ without the lobbyist,” according to a new letter from one of Abramoff’s associates.
31.Oct.2006 Snow: President Bush Has ‘Actually Taken The Lead’ On Climate Change - Amanda 

Today White House Press Secretary Tony Snow stated that “contrary to stereotype,” President Bush has been “actively engaged in trying to fight climate change.” He also took issue with a reporter’s comment that the United States has been absent from a global emissions and cap trade program, arguing that the Bush administration has “actually taken the lead on those kinds of innovations.” Watch it:

President Bush has taken very little real action to fight climate change and even refuses to admit that it is manmade. He broke his promise to cap carbon emissions and insists that global warming can be fought through individual “voluntary” programs.

Despite being the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, the United States has refused to participate in the Kyoto Protocol, an international agreement that assigns mandatory targets for the reduction of greenhouse gases. Between 1990 and 2004, emissions of all industrialized countries decreased by 3.3 %, but in U.S. emissions grew by almost 16 % in that same period and now accounts for approximately two-fifths of the industrialized world’s greenhouse gases.

The rest of the world is leading and the Bush administration isn’t following.
Digg It!
Full transcript below:

SNOW: The President has in fact, contrary to stereotype, been actively engaged in trying to fight climate change and will continue to do so.

REPORTER: The one area that is notably absent and that even Shell Oil and other major players are calling for is a global mandatory emissions cap and trade program. Unless do you this on an international basis, it’s not in the long-term economic interest of the United States, which seems to be one of your arguments that somehow will benefit the United States in the long-term.

SNOW: Well, what the United States has done is we have actually taken the lead on those kinds of innovations.
Rush gains from elderly tax break. - Nico 

A Florida tax measure “meant to protect the elderly from being taxed out of their homes also has let Florida’s wealthiest reap big tax breaks.” One major beneficiary has been Rush Limbaugh, who raked in a “tax break of about $224,000.”
31.Oct.2006 69 %: - Amanda  Number of Americans who want to change the course in Iraq, according to a new CNN poll.
Laura Bush on Michael J. Fox: ‘It’s Always Easy To Manipulate People’s Feelings’ - Judd 

In an interview on C-Span, First Lady Laura Bush was asked about Michael J Fox’s advocacy for candidates who support embryonic stem cell research. Mrs. Bush responded that it was wrong for Fox and others to suggest that increased support for embryonic stem cell research could lead to cures for Alzheimer’s and other diseases.

She concluded with a thinly veiled critique of Fox: “It’s always easy to manipulate people’s feelings, especially when you are talking about diseases that are so difficult.” Watch it:

Bush_on_Michael_J_Fox_It_s_Always_Easy_To_Manipulate_People_Vid">Digg It!


Q: One of the issues that’s come up. Michael J. Fox. The whole issue of stem cell research. Your reaction to the events of the past week.

LAURA BUSH: Well, I don’t have any idea about any of those. I mean, I’ve watch on television just like you have. But the fact is President Bush is the only president that authorized funding for stem cell research. And, um, you know, it’s an issue that it’s easy to try to manipulate people’s feelings about and I understand that. My dad died of Alzheimer’s. You know, there’ s nothing I’d like more than to think there was a cure for Alzheimer’s. Especially before I get to be the age he is, but knowing also how he suffered. It’s always easy to manipulate people’s feelings, especially when you are talking about diseases that are so difficult.
October 31, 2006 - Think Progress 

The Interior Department has dropped claims that oil giant Chevron “ systematically underpaid the government for natural gas produced in the Gulf of Mexico, a decision that could allow energy companies to avoid paying hundreds of millions of dollars in royalties.”

“Growing numbers of American military officers have begun to privately question” the administration’s resistance to redeploying U.S. troops out of Iraq. “There is a new belief that the biggest problem that we face is that our forces are the sand in the gears creating problems ,” said one former Pentagon official. “We are making things worse by giving the Iraqis a false sense of security at the governing level.”

The Bush administration is now “targeting unmarried adults up to age 29” as part of its abstinence-only programs , “which include millions of dollars in federal money that will be available to the states under revised federal grant guidelines for 2007.”

The Las Vegas district attorney “said Monday that authorities have reopened their investigation into a cocktail waitress’ claim that a Republican congressman running for governor” — Rep. Jim Gibbons (R-NV) — “assaulted her in a parking garage after a night of drinking.”

Not surprisingly, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) , “which holds around two thirds of the world’s oil reserves,” claimed the UK government’s recent report on the catastrophic economic effects of climate change has “no basis in science or economics.”

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) said she was briefly denied access to a United Airlines flight last week because her name appeared on a “no fly list” set up after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Previously, Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) found that they had been ensnared by the program.

A “spasm of violence” seized Baghdad on Monday. “Forty six Iraqis were killed in six bombings across the city,” and the American toll for October “rose to 102, the highest since January 2005.”

“American units training the Iraqi police” believe “it may take decades” for Iraqi security forces to take control of the country. One U.S. Army captain overseeing police training said 70 % of the Iraqi police force “has been infiltrated by militias.”
31.Oct.2006 Pentagon sets up a media “bullpen.” - Amanda 

The Defense Department has set up a new unit to fight “inaccurate” news stories, using “new media” channels to push its message. CNN reports that the unit would likely be run by political appointees.
31.Oct.2006 The Bush administration has shut down access - Amanda to the EPA’s principal library for researching the effects and properties of chemicals. “EPA’s hasty, buzz saw slashing at its library network is now interfering with its mission of harnessing the best available science to protect human health and the environment,” said Jeff Ruch, director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. The Bush administration has already shuttered EPA’s Washington headquarters’ library and regional posts in Chicago, Dallas, and Kansas City.
31.Oct.2006 Bush’s problem with DC: ‘Too many philosophers.’ - Payson 

At a rally in Georgia today, President Bush bragged about having “acted” on his conservative “philosophy” by cutting taxes for the wealthy. “In other words, we just didn’t talk about philosophy,” Bush said. “There’s too many philosophers in Washington.
31.Oct.2006 Cheney Repeats Baseless Claim That Insurgents Are Timing Attacks to Influence U.S. Elections - Think Progress 

Today on Fox News’ Your World With Neil Cavuto, Vice President Dick Cheney said it was his belief that insurgents were increasing their violence to try to influence the midterm elections. Watch it:

President Bush has admitted this that there isn’t “any intelligence” that suggests terrorists are trying to influence U.S. elections. Also, Maj. Douglas Powell, a military spokesman in Baghdad, told United Press International that there was no intelligence for the claim.

While there is no reported intelligence for Iraqi insurgents trying to sway the current election, the CIA did conclude that Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda tried to manipulate the 2004 elections with the release of a videotape message. But the intelligence indicated that terrorists were trying to help Bush win re-election — not aid his opponents. Media Matters, citing Ron Suskind’s One % Doctrine, notes that CIA analysts concluded that bin Laden’s message in the days before the Nov. 2004 contest “was clearly designed to assist the President’s reelection.” Digg It! Transcript:

CAVUTO: Do you suspect that these insurgent attacks are timed to influence our midterm elections?

CHENEY: That’s my belief. I think they are, very, very cognizant of our schedule, if you will.
Cheney: Lynne gave Wolf Blitzer ‘the slapdown.’ - Nico 

In an interview today with Fox News, Vice President Cheney said his wife’s combative recent CNN appearance was “great” and “very accurate,” adding, “We refer to it around the house as the slapdown.” Watch it:

Note to Dick Cheney: It wasn’t accurate. Digg It! Transcript:

CAVUTO: Your wife, Mr. Vice President, created a little bit of a stir in an appearance on a rival news network last week, taking exception to the way that network portrayed the economy, the government, that things are going to hell in a hand basket. I’m sort of paraphrasing here. Actually, she was much more to the point that I’m being. What did you think of that?

CHENEY: I thought it was great. We refer to it around the house as the slapdown. And she was very tough, but she was very accurate and very aggressive.
Senior Bush Appointee Rejected Scientists’ Recommendations In Favor Of Industry Positions - Amanda 

Julie MacDonald, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, has consistently “rejected staff scientists’ recommendations to protect imperiled animals and plants under the Endangered Species Act.” A civil engineer with no training in biology, she has overruled and disparaged the findings of her staff, instead relying on the recommendations of political and industry groups. Some highlights:

– MacDonald presented industry positions as equivalent to scientific studies. In 2004, a panel of Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) biologists recommended giving the greater sage grouse protection under the Endangered Species Act. But in her review of the panel’s report, she denigrated many scientific studies as mere “opinion,” and stated, “We should treat [them] as we would treat an industry publication,” she wrote.

– MacDonald pressed staff biologists to more seriously consider industry positions. During a dicussion of the great sage grouse population, MacDonald wrote, “This paragraph completely ignores the comments received by the Owyhee Cattlemen’s Association and the Idaho Cattle Association.” As the Washington Post notes, the organizations “opposed the listing on the grounds that it would limit their use of land where the birds live.”

– Under MacDonald, the Department of the Interior (DOI) reversed a staff ruling based on comments from the Air Force. In 2000, FWS published recognized Tabernaemontana rotensis as a species and proposed to list it as an endangered species. The T. rotensis tree has been reduced to approximately 30 plants found primarily on lands managed by the Air Force. In 2004, the decision to list was reversed, “prompted in part by a comment from the Air Force.”

Under the Bush administration, just 56 species have been listed under the Endangered Species Act, for a rate of about 10 a year. Under Clinton, officials listed 512 species, or 64 a year + under George H.W. Bush, the department listed 234, or 59 a year.

The Center for Biological Diversity and the Union of Concerned Scientists have more.
31.Oct.2006 Pentagon Will "Catapult the Propaganda" Via U.S. Media - Paul Joseph Watson -Military, government indoctrination wing formally declares psychological warfare on the American people
31.Oct.2006 Former World Bank Chief Economist Predicts Global Crash - Paul Joseph Watson -Nobel Prize winner Stiglitz highlights agenda of predatory globalism now arriving in America under
31.Oct.2006 Sad people 'get morning boost' People who go to bed unhappy feel more energetic the next day, a study suggests.
31.Oct.2006 KFC cuts unhealthy trans-fats Kentucky Fried Chicken says it will switch to healthier oils for most products as New York City mulls a ban on trans-fats.
31.Oct.2006 North Korea talks set to resume Six-nation talks on North Korea will restart soon, in the first sign of detente since the North's nuclear test.
31.Oct.2006 Iraq violence 'linked to US vote' US Vice-President Dick Cheney says Iraq militants are seeking to influence mid-term polls by stepping up attacks.
31.Oct.2006 Ethiopia hit by new deadly floods At least 67 people are killed and 300,000 affected after floods hit Ethiopia, for the second time this year.
31.Oct.2006 China tightens death penalty law China passes a law allowing only its top court to approve death sentences, in a bid to improve the justice system.
31.Oct.2006 Violence returns to Mexican city Mexican riot police clash with protesters in Oaxaca as the state governor rejects calls by the Senate to step down.
31.Oct.2006 At-a-glance: 31 October Everything you need to know about the latest developments in this year's US mid-term elections.
31.Oct.2006 Acquittals in US consulate attack A court in Pakistan acquits four men of a deadly bomb attack outside the US consulate in Karachi in 2002.
31.Oct.2006 India warned over GM rice crops Environmentalists and rice traders say trials of genetically modified rice may jeopardise exports.
31.Oct.2006 Iraq inquiry call rejected by MPs An attempt to force the government to hold an inquiry into the Iraq war fails in the House of Commons.
31.Oct.2006 US consumer confidence declines US consumer confidence falls in October, with more people worried about incomes and job prospects.
31.Oct.2006 Liver cells grown from cord blood British scientists grow tiny sections of human liver from stem cells which could help in drug testing.
31.Oct.2006 Cave fossils are early Europeans Archaeologists have identified fossils belonging to some of the earliest modern humans to settle in Europe.
31.Oct.2006 Israeli jets fly low over Beirut Israeli warplanes staged mock raids on Hezbollah strongholds in Lebanon, Lebanese security forces say.
31.Oct.2006 Ohio Election Portends Trouble
Lost electronic voting machines, cab drivers ferrying ballots from precincts, crumpled and illegible paper trails, numbers that don't add up.... Ohio's populous Cuyahoga County could play a pivotal role in next week's election, but it didn't do so well in last May's primary. By Kim Zetter.

31.Oct.2006 NYT: Venezuela E-Vote Connection
The feds review Venezuelan investment in Bay Area-based Sequoia, a provider of electronic-voting machines, according to a New York Times report. The company denies the leftist government is involved in the U.S. electoral process.

31.Oct.2006 Google Shares Ad Wealth With Videographers - kdawson 39 Rockgod writes to let us know that

Google has begun sharing advertising revenue with the makers of a popular video clip. From the article: "[This] is a groundbreaking deal that could drive up the costs of competing in the fledgling video-sharing sector. The search company has agreed to turn over most advertising revenue generated by the latest video from Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz, creators of 'The Diet Coke & Mentos Experiment,' according to Peter Chane, a senior product manager for Google Video."
North Korea Returns To The Table - kdawson 131 EmperorKagato writes,

"North Korea has agreed to rejoin the Six Party Talks on its nuclear weapons program. The sanctions placed against North Korea on October 9, 2006 will remain in place; however, financial sanctions will be addressed by the group of the six nations: North Korea, China, Japan, United States, Russia + South Korea."
Timely Book On Bird Flu - kdawson 116 Lifelongactivist writes,

"A new free book about bird flu has been published by Michael Greger, M.D., the US Humane Society's director of public health and animal agriculture. Bird Flu: a Virus of Our Own Hatching (the site contains the entire book text) tells why modern industrialized agricultural methods, including factory farming, antibiotics misuse + the use of animal refuse as a food source (!) for chickens and other livestock, have led to a staggering increase in the number of 'zoonotic' diseases that can leap from animals to people + make a bird flu pandemic likely. The book discusses in practical terms what you can do to prevent infection and what to do if you do catch the disease. The book is especially timely given yesterday's news that a new, vaccine-resistant variant of H5N1 has been detected in China." Update: 10/31 19:44 GMT by KD : Corrected to read "vaccine-resistant."
Antarctic Microbes Could Live on Mars - Zonk 84 eldavojohn writes

"Recent research has shown that microbes found in an Antarctic lake could survive the coldest temperatures on Mars. From the article, 'And they found that these species of microorganisms "huddled" together in colder temperatures to form a chemically linked unit called a biofilm. The finding marks the first time this phenomenon has been detected in the Antarctic species of so-called extremophiles. The findings provide more evidence for the ideas that liquid found beneath Mars' surface could harbor microbial life and that life could exist elsewhere in the solar system and galaxy, which is generally incredibly cold.' Their genes are currently being sequenced to determine which give the organisms 'cold-shock' proteins and their resistance to cold."
China - We Don't Censor the Internet - Zonk 311 kaufmanmoore writes

"A Chinese government official at a United Nations summit in Athens on internet governance has claimed that no Net censorship exists at all in China. The article includes an exchange by a Chinese government official and a BBC reporter over the blocking of the BBC in China." From the article: "I don't think we should be using different standards to judge China. In China, we don't have software blocking Internet sites. Sometimes we have trouble accessing them. But that's a different problem. I know that some colleagues listen to the BBC in their offices from the Webcast. And I've heard people say that the BBC is not available in China or that it's blocked. I'm sure I don't know why people say this kind of thing. We do not have restrictions at all."
The Hubble Lives On - Zonk 105 tanman writes

"CNN reports that NASA Administrator Michael Griffin has agreed to send astronauts on one final mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. No date was reported for the mission, other than before the shuttle fleet is retired. From the article, 'A rehab mission would keep Hubble working until about 2013. It would add two new camera instruments, upgrade aging batteries and stabilizing equipment, add new guidance sensors and repair a light-separating spectrograph. Without a servicing mission, Hubble will likely deteriorate in 2009 or 2010.'"
Will the U.S. Lose Control of the Internet? - Zonk 405 MattSparkes writes

"The first UN-sponsored Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting is taking place next week in Athens, which aims to 'contribute to a better understanding of how the internet can be used to its full potential.' It is likely that several countries will object to the US monopoly on Internet governance, as they did at the last meeting, where the US cited fears of a loss of freedom of speech as the reason for retaining power. Other topics to be discussed include online security, access for non-English users and spam."
Voting Machines Banned by Dutch Minister - Zonk 144 5heep writes

"Dutch Government Renewal Minister Atzo Nicolai has banned the use of one type of computer voting machine in national elections next month. The turnabout came after a group called We Don't Trust Voting Computers protested the vulnerability of electronic voting to fraud or manipulation. The reason for this ban is the radio signals emitted by the machines which can be used to peek at a voters' choice from several dozen meters away."
Google to Microsoft - Give Users Choices in Vista - Zonk 206+

"A Google spokesman has asked Microsoft to 'preserve user choice for search and other applications' with its future products, such as Vista. The spokesman made this comment after meeting with European Union antitrust regulators, though he added that at this point, the company has no plans to make antitrust allegations against Redmond. Notably, McAfee and Symantec have accused Microsoft of not being forthcoming with the code they need to ensure their security wares run smoothly on Vista + the EU has already expressed concern about Microsoft's potentially anticompetitive plans."
Pentagon Reveals News Correction Unit - ScuttleMonkey 621+ Jonas Wisser writes

"BBC is reporting that a newly created Pentagon unit has a mandate to fight 'inaccurate' news stories. From the article: 'The Pentagon has set up a new unit to focus on promoting its message across 24-hour rolling news outlets + particularly on the internet. [...] A Pentagon memo seen by the Associated Press news agency said the new unit will "develop messages" for the 24-hour news cycle and aim to "correct the record". A spokesman said the unit would monitor media such as weblogs and would also employ "surrogates", or top politicians or lobbyists who could be interviewed on TV and radio shows.'"
Morddrohung gegen Grüne: Kopftuch- Streit stürzt Muslime in Zwiespalt

13.Oct.2006 Irak- Krieg: Blair bleibt Untersuchungsausschuss erspart
31.Oct.2006 The Dollar's Full-System Meltdown -By Mike Whitney
Everyone in Washington already knew that doomsday was approaching. That’s the way the system was designed from the very beginning. It’s all part of the madcap scheme to “starve the beast” and transfer the nation’s wealth to a handful of western plutocrats.

31.Oct.2006 Target Iran-This is a must listen -Scott Ritter and Seymour Hersh. The Truth About the White House's Plans for Regime Change. Click to listen.

31.Oct.2006 Dying to Save the G.O.P. Congress -By Frank Rich
The ultimate chutzpah is that Mr. Bush, the man who sold us Saddam’s imminent mushroom clouds and “Mission Accomplished,” is trivializing the chaos in Iraq as propaganda. The enemy’s “sophisticated” strategy, he said in last weekend’s radio address, is to distribute “images of violence” to television networks, Web sites and journalists to “demoralize our country.”

31.Oct.2006 A Recipe for the Greater WarThe U.S. fear of losing power which it doesn't have -By Abid Ullah Jan
The Bush administration has been fully successful in what it wanted to achieve in Iraq. The country is occupied. Oil resources are under full control. The military threat that Iraq could pose has been fully neutralized. The country is divided. Iraqis are pitted against each other. The civil war is on and the co-opted media still limits its description to fear of a looming civil war.

31.Oct.2006 Texas Versus Tel Aviv: US Policy in the Middle East -By James Petras
Almost without exception, Israel’s ideological soldiers have taken to the opinion columns of all the major newspapers, television and radio shows (as self-reputed Middle East experts) to promote the breaking up of Iraq into mini-states and to pursue the killing fields beyond the over 650,000 slaughtered Iraqi civilians and 3,000 dead US soldiers.

31.Oct.2006 Unmasking the Second Palestinian Intifada -By Remi Kanazi
What is happening today in the Occupied Territories isn’t politics. It is an overwhelming nightmare that plagues 3.8 million people every day.

31.Oct.2006 "If anyone thinks a veteran would criticize the more than 140,000 heroes serving in Iraq and not the president who got us stuck there, they're crazy," Kerry said. "I'm not going to be lectured by a stuffed suit White House mouthpiece standing behind a podium, or doughy Rush Limbaugh, who no doubt today will take a break from belittling Michael J. Fox's Parkinson's disease to start lying about me just as they have lied about Iraq."

31.Oct.2006 What Does America's Love Affair with Guns Have to do with Getting Closer to God? Find Out by Reading an Excerpt from Joan Burbick's " "Gun Show Nation: Gun Culture and American Democracy." The Chapter is called "Arming God's Nation."
Wouldn't a Real "Moderate Republican" be a Democrat? -- A BuzzFlash Editorial
Letter to a Christian Nation (Hardcover), By Sam Harris. Bestseller About Why Religions that are Exclusionary and Hateful Aren't Godly at All.
Laura Bush on Michael J. Fox: 'It's Always Easy To Manipulate People's Feelings' Laura, Your Husband and Rove Should Know. 10/31

31.Oct.2006 Bush is the Failed Son, the Failed Warrior. He Will Have Us in a Spiral of Death for Decades. 11/1
Okay, This is the Third Tabloid Cover in a Couple of Months Blaring a Potential Bush Divorce and that George is Hitting the Bottle Again. Laugh, if You Will, But the Mainstream Media Reported on These Type of Stories When Clinton Was in Office. And They are Read in the Red States with Vigor. So When the Saddam Sentencing Diversion Comes, Remember This Cover.
No sex, please: You're 20-somethings; "The Bush administration is spending millions in an effort to stop unmarried people in their 20s from, well, doing the wild thing" 10/31
Will a shocking new GOP court victory and Karl Rove's attack on Ohio 2006 doom the Democrats nationwide? 11/1

31.Oct.2006 Protestor Tackled and Manhandled by Allen Security Detail. Is It Against the Law to Proests? Ask Allen's Brownshirts. 11/1

Wer die Düppel abgeworfen hat, ist indes weiterhin unklar. Die Bundeswehr jedenfalls will es nicht gewesen sein. Die deutsche Luftwaffe "kommt nicht in Betracht", versicherte ein Sprecher auf Anfrage.

Die Aufregung um die "Geisterwolke" kann Blahak ohnehin kaum nachvollziehen - denn das Phänomen der Düppelwolken sei keineswegs neu. "Bei militärischen Übungen kommt das durchaus vor", sagte der Forscher.

Auch in der Meteorologie setze man Düppel ein, etwa um Luftbewegungen in Wolken zu vermessen.

Zum Beweis zeigen die Wissenschaftler in ihrem Fachaufsatz Radarbilder früherer "Geisterwolken" vom

00.Jun.2003 +

00.Dez.2001 .

19.Jul.2005 -Die Düppelwolke vom- war laut Blahak nicht einmal außergewöhnlich groß. "Sie war im oberen Bereich des Üblichen."
Kaufinteresse: Russen liebäugeln mit Deutscher Telekom
Weltraumteleskop: Nasa will "Hubble" doch retten
Islamkritik: Hirsi Ali geht mit der Linken ins Gericht
Evolution des Menschen: Angebliche Belege für Paarung mit Neandertaler
Atomstreit: Bush begrüßt Nordkoreas Rückkehr an den Verhandlungstisch

31.Oct.2006 Energie: Modernstes Kohlekraftwerk der Welt soll in Deutschland entstehen
Krieg und Kiffer: Hasch- Preis in Israel steigt in historische Höhen
US- Politikfinanzierung: Schatten- Gelder für den Schmutzwahlkampf
Vogelgrippe- These: Impfung stärkt gefährliche H5N1- Viren
Die US- Neokonservativen: Gescheiterte Ideologen

31.Oct.2006 Irak- Krieg: Blair droht Untersuchungsausschuss
Atomstreit: Peking meldet Nordkoreas Rückkehr an den Verhandlungstisch
Boehner Digs In: Rumsfeld Doing ‘Marvelous Job’ - Nico - 

Yesterday, House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) said that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is the “best thing that’s happened to the Pentagon in 25 years.” He said, “Let’s not take the problems in Iraq, the tough fight that we’re in there and blame it on anyone.”

Today on MSNBC, Boehner stood by his effusive praise for Rumsfeld. Asked whether he really believes Rumsfeld is the best the military has had in 25 years, Boehner said, “I think he’s done a marvelous job.”

Watch it:

In another appearance this morning on Fox News, Boehner repeated, “Let’s not take the difficulty we see in Iraq and blame it on Rumsfeld or anyone else.” Digg It! Full transcript:

O’DONNELL: Let me ask you about how to win and what the strategy should be to win. You have a number of candidates, Sen. Mike DeWine in Ohio who says Secretary Rumsfeld should resign. You have Anne Northrup, a congresswoman, who says he should resign. Congressman Shays in Connecticut, a Republican, Congressman Steele — he isn’t a congressman, he is running for the Senate — he says Rumsfeld wouldn’t be my secretary of defense. And yesterday you said Secretary Rumsfeld is the best thing that has happened to the military in 25 years. Why?

BOEHNER: When you look at the transformation that has occured over at the Pentagon, a lighter, quicker force, it would not have happened without the leadership of Donald Rumsfeld.

O’DONNELL: What about the management of the war in iraq?

BOEHNER: The management of the war in Iraq is being handled by the generals on the ground. Gens. Casey and Abizaid are doing the best they can given the situation. You understand that the terrorists coming out of al Qaeda have made Iraq the central focus in their war with us, and they’re also out there stirring up sectarian violence. This is the central front + to blame it on Rumsfeld —

O’DONNELL: But the best the military has had in 25 years?

BOEHNER: I think he’s done a marvelous job.
President Bush is planning ways to bypass Congress - Amanda in case Republicans lose control after the elections. “He told all of us, ‘Put on your track shoes. We’re going to run to the finish,’” White House Press Secretary Tony Snow said. “He’s been calling all his Cabinet secretaries and telling them, ‘You tell me administratively everything you can do between now and the end of the presidency. I want to see your to-do list and how you expect to do it.’”
31.Oct.2006 GLOBAL WARMING REPORT: Right-Wing Fiction vs. Economic Reality - Faiz 

As the scientific consensus on the reality of global warming’s effects have strengthened, global warming deniers have resorted to arguing that, even if it is real, it’s too expensive to mitigate. Some examples:

National Review’s Jason Steorts: “Even if warming is predominately the result of human activity + even if its harms will outweigh its benefits, the question is whether it will be bad enough to justify the economic castration that significant greenhouse-gas reductions would require.”

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK): “The Kyoto Protocol is a lot of economic pain for no climate gain.”

Rush Limbaugh: “‘Would you get off the global warming stuff,’ some people are saying. No, I’m not going to get off of it because what’s at stake is the US economy, folks, what’s at stake is our lifestyle. The people that are trying to force this on everybody and take the natural fluctuations of our climate.”

The right wing is right, but for all the wrong reasons. The U.S. economy and our lifestyles are indeed at stake if we continue to listen to the deniers. According to a new groundbreaking report commissioned by the British government — “the most comprehensive review ever carried out on the economics of climate change” — the economic costs of doing nothing far outweigh the costs of mitigating global warming’s effects. Here are a few of the report’s key conclusions:

Using the results from formal economic models, the Review estimates that if we don’t act, the overall costs and risks of climate change will be equivalent to losing at least 5% of global GDP each year, now and forever. If a wider range of risks and impacts is taken into account, the estimates of damage could rise to 20% of GDP or more.

In contrast, the costs of action — reducing greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the worst impacts of climate change — can be limited to around 1% of global GDP each year. […]

The transition to a low-carbon economy will bring challenges for competitiveness but also opportunities for growth. … Markets for low-carbon energy products are likely to be worth at least $500bn per year by 2050 + perhaps much more. … [F]rom implementing strong mitigation policies this year, shifting the world onto the better path: the net benefits would be of the order of $2.5 trillion. This figure will increase over time. This is not an estimate of net benefits occurring in this year, but a measure of the benefits that could flow from actions taken this year; many of the costs and benefits would be in the medium to long term.

The message for those willing to heed reality is that if you’re concerned about global warming’s impact on the economy, now is the time to act.
October 30, 2006 - Think Progress 

$7 trillion : The price the world will pay if it does not address global warming within the decade, according to a new report commissioned by the British Chancellor of the Exchequer “underlining how failure to act would trigger a catastrophic global recession.”

“The U.S. military on Monday announced the death of the 100th servicemember killed in Iraq this month.” October is the fourth deadliest month for American troops since the war began.

Despite significant gains in minority undergraduate and graduate enrollments at the nation’s colleges and universities,” an American Council on Education report finds “the rate at which black and Hispanic students attend college continues to trail that of white students.”

Returning to Baghdad after a year’s absence , Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Anthony Shadid found the city “now is convulsed by hatred, paralyzed by suspicion; fear has forced many to leave. Carnage its rhythm and despair its mantra, the capital, it seems, no longer embraces life.” Shadid writes, civil war is “perhaps too easy a term, a little too tidy.”

“State Department career diplomats are in an uproar” over the recent appointment of Diane Zeleney , a mid-level civil servant, to a top job running the new Public Diplomacy Rapid Response office in Brussels. Zeleny lacks the usual veteran experience, but is married to Reuel Marc Gerecht, a neocon author who was an early participant in the Project for the New American Century.

“Safety experts for BP PLC warned their bosses of the potential for a ‘major site incident’ 2 1/2 years before an explosion at the company’s Texas City refinery killed 15 people.” “This place is set up for a catastrophic failure ,” wrote one worker.

The challenge of limiting carbon dioxide emissions is “all the more daunting because research into energy technologies by both government and industry has not been rising, but rather falling.” U.S. federal spending on energy R&D — currently $3 billion a year — is “less than half what it was a quarter-century ago.”

“The American military has not properly tracked hundreds of thousands of weapons intended for Iraqi security forces and has failed to provide spare parts, maintenance personnel or even repair manuals for most of the weapons given to the Iraqis,” according to a new report by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.

A senior aide to House Speaker Hastert (R-IL), Ted Van Der Meid, reportedly blocked an investigation into “mismanagement of a secret security office and…allegations of bid-rigging and kickbacks from contractors to a Defense Department employee.”
31.Oct.2006 Greenhouse gas emissions rising -UN data shows industrialised countries' greenhouse gas emissions rising overall, despite cuts by some nations.
31.Oct.2006 U.N. proposes changes to Net's operation -Official takes aim at "self-serving justifications" for permitting the U.S. to preserve its unique influence and authority online.
31.Oct.2006 ACLU Drops Challenge Over Patriot Act - kdawson 46 - , "The ACLU announced on Friday that they were dropping their case against the US Government over the highly contested section 215 of the Patriot Act. ACLU Associate Legal Director Ann Beeson stated: 'While the reauthorized Patriot Act is far from perfect, we succeeded in stemming the damage from some of the Bush administration's most reckless policies. The ACLU will continue to monitor how the government applies the broad Section 215 power and we will challenge unconstitutional demands on a case-by-case basis.'"

Auf der Ostseeinsel Gotland sind etwa 1100 Jahre alte arabische Silbermünzen entdeckt worden. Das sei ein Schatz der Wikinger, meinen Experten, denn die Münzen stammen aus der Zeit, als die Wikinger auf Gotland herrschten - und nicht nur plünderten.
Libanon: Israelische Luftwaffe fliegt Scheinangriffe über Beirut

31.Oct.2006 Gotland: Wikingerschatz auf Feld entdeckt
31.Oct.2006 Chaos im Irak: Rumsfeld nimmt kritische Websites ins Visier

31.Oct.2006 Internet Governance Forum: Die Netzregierung der Zukunft tagt

31.Oct.2006 US- Wahlmaschinen: Defekt, unzuverlässig, manipulierbar
31.Oct.2006 Internetboom: US- Zeitungen verlieren dramatisch an Auflage
31.Oct.2006 Wahlkampf: Republikaner Hunter will US- Präsident werden
31.Oct.2006 Jamiri: Weltherrschaft der Maschinen, Teil II
31.Oct.2006 Hessische Schulen: "Kultusministerin fällt auf Kreationisten herein"
31.Oct.2006 Aufstand in Touristenregion: Mexikos Parlament fordert Gouverneur von Oaxaca zum Rücktritt auf
Erweiterung: EU- Report stellt Türkei mieses Zeugnis aus
US- Gesundheitswesen: Krieg auf Kosten der Patienten
31.Oct.2006 Ich- Bewusstsein: Elefanten erkennen sich im Spiegel
30.Oct.2006 Auslandseinsätze: Generäle werfen Regierung mangelnde Strategie vor

30.Oct.2006 US- Wahlkampf: Bush wirft Demokraten fehlende Irak- Strategie vor
30.Oct.2006 Chile: Pinochet wegen Folter unter Hausarrest
10.Feb.2003 Lies Father, Lies Son -updte-Remarks to the 2nd ... Zbig Brzezinski in his 1997 "the Great Chessboard " only rehashed the British strategy + the Bushes are there to carry it out.

30.Oct.2006 You're gonna need a bigger truck. 

Spotted on 10/19, by an eagle-eyed Wonkette reader: The Mid-Atlantic Shredding Services truck making its way up to the Cheney compound at the Naval Observatory. posted by Prof. Hex
30.Oct.2006 All the President's Lies
You Vote on What News is Important at It's as Easy as One, Two, Three...
More Iraq Waste Costing More Lives and Money: Now Bush Can't Even Find Our Own Weapons! -- A BuzzFlash News Analysis
Red State (DVD). Learn What is on the Mind of Rural Red Staters. It Will Freak You Out. The GOP Knows How to Push Their Hot Buttons, That's for Sure. Demagoguery Works. Highly Recommended.
Bush's Negligence is Arming the Iraqi Insurgents with Thousands of American Weapons. These Weapons are Then Used to Kill Our GIs. 10/30

30.Oct.2006 Now It's 100 Dead GIs in October and Bush is as Happy as a Frog with a Lobotomy 10/30
The Book that Sets Fire to the Argument Over Religion in Politics. Incendiary or Utterly Reasonable? You Decide. The Third Rail of Politics No One Wants to Discuss: Religious Bigotry.
Repost of News Item Barely Noticed Over the Weekend, But Should be a Four-Alarmer: GAO Chief Warns Economic Disaster Looms

30.Oct.2006 Tim Russert Actually Caught Practicing Journalism. He Nails Maryland Repug Senate Candidate on His Hypocrisy About Stem Cell Research. 10/31
Bush's Legacy of Failure: 100th GI Killed This Month for a Lie. Bomb Murders 39 Shiites. What's Even Scarier is That More Than a Third of Americans Continue to Approve of a President Who Defines Success as a Stubborn Commitment to Failure.

30.Oct.2006 Erzeugung und Messung impulsförmiger Felder EMP -Schutz. Dr.-Ing. F. Sabath. SS 01. 16. Wehrwissenschaftliches Institut für Schutztechnologien. Idee. Tesla Transformator ...


Angefangen hat die Geschichte mit dem Sohn eines Würdenträgers am chinesischen Kaiserhof, der 1902 zur Fortsetzung seiner Studien nach Frankreich kam und sich in einem landwirtschaftlichen Institut in Montargis einschrieb. Es entstand ein erstes Netzwerk; später wurden reihenweise junge Studenten zu Praktika in eine Gummifabrik in dem französischen Städtchen entsandt. Zu den ersten jungen Leuten, die 1919 in Montargis eintrafen, gehörten Studenten aus der Provinz Hunan, Freunde von Mao Tse-tung und schon überzeugte Kommunisten.

"Chinesischer Rundgang" in Frankreich

Diese Chinesen trafen sich in einem Park des Städtchens und entwarfen Propaganda-Plakate. Bis schließlich der später berühmte Partei-Ideologe Cai Hesen ein Programm zur Rettung Chinas an seinen Freund Mao in der Heimat schickte. "Das ist der berühmte 'Brief vom 13. August', der die Gründung einer KP vorschlug", erzählt Wang. "Mao war einverstanden + einen Monat später wurde die Partei gegründet."
Neue Studien: CO2- Ausstoß steigt kräftig - Klimapolitik verpufft
Italien: Berlusconi muss wegen Bestechung vor Gericht
30.Oct.2006 Kongo- Einsatz: Deutscher Rückzug um jeden Preis
30.Oct.2006 Terrorismusbekämpfung: Uno- Berichterstatter verdammt Verniedlichung der Folter
30.Oct.2006 Retorten- Kuscheltiere: Koalas aus dem Reagenzglas
30.Oct.2006 Israel: Olmert holt Ultrarechten ins Kabinett - Minister tritt zurück
30.Oct.2006 Netzwelt- Ticker: Soldat, Du sollst nicht bloggen!

30.Oct.2006 Fünf Monate Besetzung: Polizei nimmt mexikanische Stadt ein
Hawaii: Immobilien- Hai entdeckt sein Herz für Ureinwohner
30.Oct.2006 Fast Food: New York will Speisekarten zu Kalorienprangern machen
30.Oct.2006 US- Wahlkampf: Das Ende der Neocons
30.Oct.2006 Nach Totenschändung: Ex- Offiziere empfehlen Einsatz von mehr Soldatinnen

30.Oct.2006 Totenschändung in Afghanistan: Staatsanwaltschaft ermittelt gegen 20 Soldaten
30.Oct.2006 Britische Studie: Klimawandel bedroht die Weltwirtschaft

30.Oct.2006 Sicher fliegen: Hightech- Nasen statt Wetterballon
30.Oct.2006 Neue Handgepäckregeln: Was darf noch ins Flugzeug?
Ist dies das Schema?
Wo sind die Meldungen als Aufmacher in der „Tagesschau“ und „heute“? Wo die dicken Schlagzeilen der „Bild“? Wo der Spiegel, die Welt und die FAZ?

Sie alle waren nicht in der Lage, die Meldung zu finden so wie der Berichterstatter? sfux -
Explosiver Zahnarzt
Ein Zahnarzt im nordwestenglischen Städtchen Grange-over-Sands in der Provinz Lancashire hat riesige Mengen von Sprengstoffen und auch Waffen in seinem Haus bzw. seiner Praxis angehäuft. Es handele sich um einen Rekord für ganz England, meldet das Blatt. Der Sprengstoff-Freak heißt Jackson, ist 62 Jahre alt und lebte in der Trend Road im Städtchen Nelson, Nachbarstadt von Grange. Am Freitag, den 6. Oktober 2006 hob die Polizei sein Waffen- und Sprengstoff-Nest aus und verhaftete den Mann in seiner Praxis. Es wurde unter anderem auch ein Schutzanzug gegen atomare und biologische Waffen gefunden.
Er wurde angeklagt, einen Sprengstoff-Anschlag vorbereitet zu haben. Neben Raketenwerfern und Chemikalien zur Sprengstoffherstellung sowie anwendungsfertigen Sprengstoffen fand die Polizei in seinem Haus Literatur der „British National Party“, das ist das englische Gegenstück zur NPD.
Link zur British National Party
Man war auf die Spur des Zahnarzt-Terroristen gekommen, als man im Haus seines mutmaßlichen Komplizen, einem Subjekt mit Namen Cottage aus der Stadt Colne in der gleichen Region, 22 verschiedene Chemikalien gefunden hatte, die zur Sprengstoffherstellung dienen können. Cottage ist ein früherer Wahlkandidat der British National Party.
Eigentlich ist dies keine Überraschung. Man weiß auch in Deutschland: Die wirklich gefährlichen Terroristen sind die Faschisten, Tausende von Gewalttaten jährlich gehen auf ihr Konto. Aber die bürgerlichen Massenmedien wollen uns lieber weismachen, die Muslime seien die Gefahr.

30.Oct.2006 Lula wiedergewählt – sfux- Erneut ein Erdrutschsieg bei Präsidentschaftswahl in Brasilien Karl Weiss, Rio de Janeiro -

War nach dem ersten Wahlgang am 1.Oktober ernsthaft in Frage gestellt, ob Lula seine Wiederwahl sichern könnte, so sind seit diesem Zeitpunkt alle Dinge für ihn gelaufen. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva hat am 29.10.06 erneut einen Sieg mit hohem Abstand, diesmal etwa im Verhältnis 60,8:...
Blauer Halbmond und kurdische Sonne - sfux -Beginnende Dreiteilung des Irak führt zu Flaggenstreit Malte Olschewski -

Ein blassblauer Halbmond auf weissem Grund wird von den Irakern schon deswegen abgelehnt, weil die Farbkombination an den verhassten Davidstern auf der Fahne Israels erinnert.

Das blau-gelb-blaue Streifenband soll für die beiden grossen Flüsse Euphrat und Tigris, gleichzeitig...
Secret Cabinet memo: Iraq situation fuels terror in UK - sfux London -

A secret British Cabinet memo admits that Britain's military action in Iraq is fuelling terrorism in Britain, the Sunday...
30.Oct.2006 Größter UK-Sprengstoff-Fund aller Zeiten und keine Meldungen in den Massenmedien - sfux Karl Weiss -

In England hat man den größten Waffen- und Sprengstoff-Fund in einem Privathaus gemacht, den es je gegeben hat in diesem Land ? und nirgends wird das gemeldet. Lediglich vier lokale nordwest-englisches Blätter, die ?North-West Evening Mail?, der ?Burnley Express?, der ?Burnley Citizen? und der ?Lancashire Telegraph? brachten die Nachricht.
Hätten eine Anzahl englischer Internet-Sites...

Britain hires Al Gore - Judd  “to try to win American hearts and minds to the urgent cause of cutting carbon emissions.”
30.Oct.2006 Gene link to schizophrenia found -A variant of a gene is linked to a risk of developing psychosis, scientists find.
30.Oct.2006 Curry spice 'help for arthritis' -Extract of a spice used in curry may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis, US research suggests.
30.Oct.2006 Pakistan madrassa raid 'kills 80' At least 80 militants are killed by Pakistani forces in an air strike on a religious school, the army says.
30.Oct.2006 Saddam lawyers walk out of trial Saddam Hussein's genocide trial resumes, but defence lawyers walk out as a set of requests are turned down.
30.Oct.2006 Far-right joins Israel coalition The Israeli cabinet approves the addition of an ultra-nationalist party into the governing coalition.
30.Oct.2006 World discusses internet future The future of the net is under discussion at the first-ever global Internet Governance Forum.
30.Oct.2006 Mexico riot police re-take Oaxaca Mexican riot police seize control back of Oaxaca, ending a five-month occupation by protesters.
30.Oct.2006 US expects fresh N Korean test The top US general in South Korea says he expects more N Korean nuclear tests, but pledges US support to Seoul.
30.Oct.2006 Serbia backs draft constitution Serbia votes for a new constitution asserting Kosovo is part of the country, paving the way for elections.
30.Oct.2006 Indian shares break 13,000 mark India's main stock index, the Sensex, hits a record high as it closes above the 13,000 points barrier.
30.Oct.2006 Japanese industrial output slows Industrial output in Japan falls in September, as demand for cars and auto parts slows, government figures show.
30.Oct.2006 'Sperm-stopping' male pill hope Scientists are developing a male contraceptive drug which stops the development process of sperm.
30.Oct.2006 Copying own CDs 'should be legal' People should be given a right to copy their own CDs and DVDs for personal use, a think tank says.
30.Oct.2006 US debates 'hidden' food fats ban Public hearings to discuss a ban on trans fatty acids from fast food outlets in New York begin on Monday.
30.Oct.2006 Feds Leapfrog RFID Privacy Study A Homeland Security advisory panel finds serious privacy and security problems with RFID. But the report is stalled, while the government rolls out new ID cards using the controversial technology. By Ryan Singel.

30.Oct.2006 Tiny Slice, Big Market Now that a billion people are online, even sites aimed at narrow slivers of the web audience can attract huge crowds. Make way for the meganiche.
30.Oct.2006 The Largest Digital Photo - kdawson 112 Gigapixel writes to point us to what is claimed to be the largest digital photo on the Net, at 8.6 Gigapixel.

It is a composite photo of the "Parete Gaudenziana," a fresco painted by Gaudenzio Ferrari, dated 1513. This fresco is in the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, in the convent of Varallo Sesia, diocese of Novara and Province of Vercelli, Italy. The site uses Flash to let you explore the fresco over a zoom range of more than 180 to 1. The photo is made up of 1145 images, each 12.2 Mpixel and 16 bits per color channel. Read on for more technical specs of the photo.
First Hutter Prize Awarded - kdawson 139 stefanb writes,

"The Hutter Prize for Lossless Compression of Human Knowledge, an ongoing challenge to compress a 100-MB excerpt of the Wikipedia, has been awarded for the first time. Alexander Ratushnyak managed to improve the compression factor to 5.86 and will receive a 3,416-Euro award. Being able to compress knowledge well is believed to be related to acting intelligently." The Usenet announcement notes that at Ratushnyak's request, part of the prize will go to Przemyslaw Skibinski of the University of Wroclaw Institute of Computer Science, for his early contributions to the PAQ compression algorithm.
Tackling Global Warming Cheaper Than Ignoring It - kdawson 401 Coryoth writes,

"In a report commissioned by the UK government, respected economist Sir Nicholas Stern concludes that mitigating global warming could cost around 1% of global GDP if spent immediately, but ignoring the problem could cost between 5% and 20% of global GDP. The 700-page study represents the first major report on climate change from an economist rather than a scientist.

The report calls for the introduction of green taxes and carbon trading schemes as soon as possible + calls on the international community to sign a new pact on greenhouse emissions by next year rather than in 2010/11.

At the very least the UK government is taking the report seriously; both major parties are proposing new green taxes. Stern points out, however, that any action will only be effective if truly global."
30.Oct.2006 Conjuring magic for the movies 
Creating effects for films such as 'The Illusionist' and 'The Prestige' is a delicate process as tricky as alchemy. posted by Prof. Hex
30.Oct.2006 Masonic lodges face declining membership 

Within an hour of my arrival at the local Masonic lodge for a rare public ceremony, four older men wearing aprons decorated with drawings of T-squares and compasses have asked me to become a Freemason. posted by Prof. Hex
30.Oct.2006 Soldiers 'hit Iraqis if they forgot nicknames':

Mr Mutaira said that if one of the detainees had fallen asleep, he would be woken and asked to repeat his footballer nickname. “If we were not able to recite our respective nickname we would be kicked and beaten.
Anti- Terror- Aktion: Islamisten protestieren gegen Luftangriff auf Koranschule
30.Oct.2006 Kameras im Fußballstadion: DFL will Hobbyfilmer abmahnen
30.Oct.2006 Staatsanleihen: US- Börsenaufsicht ermittelt gegen UBS
30.Oct.2006 Vorherrschaft im All: Europa und Russland planen ihr Gegen- Shuttle
Bush's Legacy of Failure: 100th GI Killed This Month for a Lie. Bomb Murders 39 Shiites. What's Even Scarier is That More Than a Third of Americans Continue to Approve of a President Who Defines Success as a Stubborn Commitment to Failure.
Gore is Right; Bush is Wrong, a Bonehead Facilitating the Destructions of Our Planet. "Unchecked global warming will devastate the world economy on the scale of the world wars and the Great Depression, a major British report said Monday." In Fact, Gore to Advise British Government. We're Still Stuck with the "My Pet Goat" Guy.
Don't Become Complacent. Don't Become Cocky. They Will Steal a Few %age Points Here and There, So Go Full Throttle Until the Last Vote is Cast. Fight Like Democracy Depended Upon It, Because It Does. "Democrats with Big Edge in Campaign's Last Week." Now, Don't Think It's In the Bag. Make It Happen.

30.Oct.2006 The Book that Sets Fire to the Argument Over Religion in Politics. Incendiary or Utterly Reasonable? You Decide. The Third Rail of Politics No One Wants to Discuss: Religious Bigotry.
The number of conservative Christians with a favorable view of the GOP has plummeted from 74 % to 54 % between 2004 and this year, according to the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. Evangelicals comprise more than one-third of GOP voters. Praise the Lord!

30.Oct.2006 A Message from Jerry Falwell to BuzzFlash Telling Christians to Vote for the Heathen GOP Leaders -- A BuzzFlash News Analysis
Dispatch from the BuzzFlash Department of Reality: British consulate in Basra to evacuate 10/30

30.Oct.2006 Latin America's leftward move holds tight with landslide victory for Brazil's president 10/30
Don't Forget, You Can Vote on the News at 24 Hours a Day! It's As Easy as One, Two, Three... Don't Complain About the News When You Can Produce The News!
Former Meathead Republican Congressman Trails in Race for Oklahoma Governorship by 20 Points 10/30

30.Oct.2006 AMBASSADE D'UKRAINE We have no right to cut down any social article, but increase," he said. ... of settlements conducted by over 6,000 correspondent-banks of JP Morgan Chase. ...
30.Oct.2006 For the fifth year in a row JP Morgan Chase Bank presented Alfa-Bank with Elite Quality Recognition Award Alfa-Bank is a universal bank and is present in every key sectors of the ... best" banks among all correspondent banks of JP Morgan Chase Bank throughout the ...
30.Oct.2006 JP Morgan honours Laiki Bank ... best banks among all correspondent banks of JP Morgan Chase Bank throughout the ...

The quality and accuracy of payments/transfers carried out by Laiki ...
30.Oct.2006 The Democratic Daily " Blog Archive "

Top CIA Agent Reveals Bush Misuse of Intelligence ... and opinions + commonsense conversation ... 60 Minutes will ... Irak keine Massenvernichtungswaffen hatte Says:


US-Regierung unter Präsident George W. Bush ...
recente berichten Opposition In Iraq. The Patriotic opposition. Iraq's major opposition groups. Other civil and minority-rights groups. Who is the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq? Hassan Zeini: 13/09/2002. Iraq: Funding For Iraqi Opposition Groups (Taken question)
Why Bush won - a guide for foreigners
... Irak war from the first day and they would have appeared coherent and not as they appeared (and they in fact were) abandoning the boat beacause is sinking. Bush ... - switch/3... from the first President Bush expressing his "outrage at ... that the circumstances of his conversation with reporter Miller ...

Jim Marcinkowski told 60 Minutes that one of the worst things ...
30.Oct.2006 Clarke's Take On Terror, What Bush's Ex-Adviser Says About Efforts to Stop War On Terror - CBS News 
Ex-White House anti-terror adviser Richard Clarke tells that Mr. Bush ordered him to look for a link between Iraq + 9/11 - despite being told there didn't seem to be one.
Davids Medienkritik: Irak  Terror-Geheimbericht: Bushs Flucht nach vorn schlägt fehl. US-Präsident Bush veröffentlichte ein Geheimdienstmemo zum Krieg gegen den Terror, um sich gegen Kritiker zu wehren.
IRAQ - THE PATH TO WAR  Michael Rivero. Who are the winners? They are the so-called neo-cons, or neo-conservatives. A compact group, almost all of whose members are Jewish. ... key positions in the Bush administration, as well as in ... case on CBS's 60 Minutes , namely, that the neocons ... criticism of Israel, even in private conversation , is all but forbidden ...
((((??? )))  The Abu Ghraib Prison Photos. It's the "liberation" of the Iraqi people ... LAS TORTURAS DE LOS GENOCIDAS EN IRAK . (CBS) Last month, the ... On Tuesday, 60 Minutes II asked Brig ... In our phone conversation , 60 Minutes II asked Frederick whether he ...
Think Progress " Bush Iraq Speech: By The Numbers 
Hard-hitting research and analysis that advances progressive ideas and policies ... in distress it's NOW.

If 60 % of Americans feel we're going ...

Speech was less than 30 minutes . So at least 3% of the speech ...

30.Oct.2006 Machtkampf in USA: Demokraten wollen Rache für Clinton
30.Oct.2006 Kooperation mit Iran: Syrien will erstmals ein Auto produzieren
Show der Superreichen: Models, Schampus und Brillanten
30.Oct.2006 Brasiliens Wahlsieger Lula: Held der Armen, Liebling der Finanzmärke

30.Oct.2006 Verhütungsmittel: Forscher testen Pille für den Ratten- Mann

30.Oct.2006 Bagdad: Bombenanschlag auf Tagelöhner - viele Tote
30.Oct.2006 Israel: Justiz leitet Vorermittlungen gegen Olmert ein
Anti- Terror- Einsatz: Viele Tote bei Luftangriff auf Koranschule in Pakistan
30.Oct.2006 Oxbridge- Testfragen: Wie viel Wasser steckt in einer Kuh?

30.Oct.2006 Öko- Geschäft: "Grüner Punkt" macht 146 Millionen- Gewinn
Irak: Tausende US- Waffen verschwunden

30.Oct.2006 6,1- Milliarden- Deal: Schneider Electric kauft US- Ausrüster

30.Oct.2006 Tote in den USA: Sturm tobt über Maryland und Maine
30.Oct.2006 Philippinen: Taifun reißt mehrere Menschen in den Tod
30.Oct.2006 Brasilien: Lula gewinnt Stichwahl um Präsidentenamt
Deutliche Mehrheit: Brasilianer wählen Lula wieder zum Präsidenten