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23.Nov.2006 Drogen-Bericht 2006: Illegale Drogen immer billiger - sfux Brüssel -

Der Schwarzmarktpreis für Heroin + Kokain + andere illegale Drogen in Europa ist nach Erkenntnissen der EU-Drogenbeobachtungsstelle (EBDD) deutlich gefallen.
00.000.1999-00.000.2004 sei zum Beispiel braunes Heroin ganze 45 % und Kokain 22 % billiger geworden.

Der Strassenverkaufspreis für Ecstasy sei sogar um bis zu 47 %, der von Cannabis um bis zu 19 % zurückgegangen.
Der EBDD-Vorsitzende Marcel Reimen schränkte...

23.Nov.2006 --{ WEATHER WARS by Scott Stevens }-- - BG --{ WEATHER WARS by Scott Stevens }--
Are You Seeing This Too?

For nearly 40 years has technology been deployed to alter local weather conditions thereby affecting our global weather systems and then by default our climate?

These are my thoughts as I observe the skies overhead and wonder who else in the atmospheric sciences community is attempting to quantify—as I am—these now obvious "activities." Tags: weather modification
23.Nov.2006 Tapes Provide First Glimpse o... - BG 
Snip: "They relied instead on secret evidence that was classified," Denbeaux says. "And the government's procedure was, anything in that secret evidence was presumed to be valuable and valid.

And then the detainee was given the opportunity to rebut the secret evidence.

But he was never told what the secret evidence was."

Tapes Provide First Glimpse of Secret Gitmo Panels by Jackie Northam Audio recordings obtained by NPR provide the outside world with its first window into the secret world of military tribunals at the U.S. prison camp for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The recordings, made by the U.S. military, are of tribunals held in the fall of 2004 to review the "enemy combatant" status of six detainees who were arrested in Bosnia

in late 2001. Lawyers for ... Source: https://justanotherblowback.blogspot.com/2006/11/tapes-provide-first-glimpse-of-secret.html
23.Nov.2006 Independent Online Edition > Americas - BG Independent Online Edition > Americas Presidency falling apart at the seams for Bush + his entourage
23.Nov.2006 American Prospect Online - Iran Hawks Reorganize - BG American Prospect Online - Iran Hawks Reorganize Iran Hawks Reorganize Meet the Iran Enterprise Institute. Its name might sound familiar. Tags: Iran 23.Nov.2006 The real 9/11 smoking gun - BG The US Government, incriminated by its own facts, the perfect evidence—how ironic.

Summary:

News Tip: The real 9/11 smoking gun no one can debunk (these are facts, not theory).

Airplane "Impact" Times: Incriminating Evidence of 9/11 Coverup & Complicity
"Seismic Proof – 9/11 Was An Inside Job (Updated Version II)"
Link: https://www.scholarsfor911truth.org/Seismic_Proof___9.11_Was_An_Inside_Job.doc

By Craig T. Furlong & Gordon Ross, Scholars for 9/11 Truth: https://www.st911.org

The official times for plane "impact" [precise to the second]

as declared by the US Government,

from both the 9/11 Commission +

from NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology),

are different + yet

both are true + accurate times.

What can this factual contradiction mean? Looking exclusively at WTC1, there is found an indisputable causal link:

One World Trade, 11.Sep.2001
American Airlines Flight 11 "impact" time:
11.Sep.2001 08:46:30 UTC, per LDEO seismic data (National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2005)

11.Sep.2001 08:46:40 UTC, per FAA last primary radar contact (9/11 Commission Final Report, 2004)
Q- What caused the

11.Sep.2001 08:46:30 seismic event that occurred 10 seconds before the actual air crash at

11.Sep.2001 08:46:40 ?
A- The only possibility is huge explosions, as corroborated by many eyewitnesses at the time.
Q- Who caused these explosions before the plane hit?
Notes:
00.000.2004, the 9/11 Commission avoided addressing the earlier seismic time (which had been attributed in error by Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, originally

00.000.2001 as plane "impact").
00.000.2005, NIST avoided addressing the 9/11 Commission's later time for the aircraft's actual impact.

Both the 9/11 Commission + NIST avoided addressing the many witnesses who testified of explosions in the sub-basements before the plane crashed.
Summary:

This precision data has yet to be refuted. It is from the two highest governmental entities charged with looking into what happened on 9/11.

Both declared these times as accurate + in doing so corroborate William Rodriguez + the many eyewitnesses

the morning of 9/11 who testified of explosions in the sub-basements of WTC1 before American Airlines Flight 11 struck the building.

This is indicting evidence of governmental coverup + thus implication of complicity.

Before it is too late, demand a new, truly independent 9/11 investigation, this time a real one.

Justice waits ...{and there is no statute of time limitation on murder}

Craig T. Furlong Huntington Beach, California... Surf City USA !
23.Nov.
2006 9/11: Questioning the Official Story - BG Video Description - Great set of interviews that outline the overwhelming evidence that

9/11 was an inside job.belowgroundsurface.org
23.Nov.2006 Private Spies Stalk The Internet - Paul Joseph Watson -Trying to entrap non-existent "Al-Qaeda cells" into incriminating themselves
23.Nov.2006 Mission Accomplished: They're Not Fighting Us Anymore, - Paul Joseph Watson -They're Not Fighting Us Anymore, They're Fighting Each Other

As chaos reaches all time high coalition prepares to scale back
23.Nov.2006 Marine Corps ‘can’t maintain [a] surge’ in troop levels. - Payson 
At a press breakfast yesterday, Marine commandant Gen. James Conway said that any decision to increase the number of Marines in Iraq - currently around 23,000 - would have “long-term repercussions.”

The payback is you can’t maintain that surge,” Conway said. “‘And it’s probably going to have an adverse impact’ on the ability to provide ready troops in the future.”
23.Nov.2006 France issues Rwanda warrants A French judge issues arrest warrants for nine aides of Rwanda's president, sparking protests in the capital Kigali.
23.Nov.2006 Iran offers UN new nuclear access Iran has offered inspectors access to records and equipment from two nuclear sites, the UN's atomic agency says.
23.Nov.2006 Swift breached EU data law A money transfer firm broke EU privacy laws by secretly giving information to the US authorities, an inquiry finds.
23.Nov.2006 Cancer chemical in street cocaine Cocaine's street price is falling because it is being cut with a carcinogenic painkiller, say police.
23.Nov.2006 Jailed blogger denied Thanksgiving furlough Blog: Josh Wolf, the video blogger behind bars for refusing to hand over unpublished source material, won't be enjoying a home-cooked...
23.Nov.2006 Do You Own Your Native Language? - Zonk 26 l2718 writes

"In a new take on the reach of "Intellectual Property", the Mapuche Indians of Chile are accusing Microsoft of linguistic piracy. Their lawsuit alleges that Microsoft needed permission from the tribal elders before translating its software into Mapuzugun, a project which was co-ordinated with the Chilean Ministry of Education."

From the CNN Money article:

"The Mapuche took their case to a court in the southern city of Temuco earlier this month but a judge ruled it should be considered in Santiago. A judge in the capital is due to decide in the next two weeks whether Microsoft has a case to answer.

'If they rule against us we will go to the Supreme Court and if they rule against us there we will take our case to a court of human rights,' said Lautaro Loncon, a Mapuche activist and coordinator of the Indigenous Network, an umbrella group for several ethnic groups in Chile."
23.Nov.2006 U.S. Classrooms Torn Between Science and Religion - Zonk 246 Dystopian Rebel writes

"A New Jersey public-school history teacher was recorded telling his students that they 'belong in Hell' if they do not accept Jesus. The teacher, who is also a Baptist Pastor, lied later when he was asked by the school principle what he said to the students. Unfortunately for this dodge, a student recorded the teacher's 'lesson'."

From the article: "The student and his parents have requested that the teacher's anti-scientific remarks be corrected in open class + that the school develop quality control procedures to ensure that future classes are not proselytized and misinformed.

They have also referred the matter for disciplinary action. No apology has been forthcoming from the teacher or from the school."
23.Nov.2006 Scientists Try to Make Robots More Human - Zonk 50 mikesd81 writes

"The Associated Press has an article about a robot named George that plays hide-and-seek. Impressively, the robot can actually also find a place to hide + then hunt for its human playmate. Scientists are calling this 'a new level of human interaction'.

The machine must take cues from people and behave accordingly. Researchers aim to imply humanity in robotics by creating technology that can connect with humans in a more 'thoughtful' way.

The places to first see this technology are in the most human-oriented fields — those that require special care in dealing with the elderly, young and disabled." From the article: "'Robots in the human environment, to me that's the final frontier,' said Cynthia Breazeal, robotic life group director at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

'The human environment is as complex as it gets; it pushes the envelope.' Robotics is moving from software and gears operating remotely - Mars, the bottom of the ocean or assembly lines - to finally working with, beside and even on people. 'Robots have to understand people as people,' Breazeal said.

'Right now, the average robot understands people like a chair: It's something to go around.'"
23.Nov.2006 The Mathematics of Neuroscience - Zonk 33eldavojohn writes

"An academic paper on math has been released by Paul Bressloff, resulting in much ado about the mathematical modeling of the brain's memory storage. The paper deals with specific receptors called AMPA and how memories are held while synapses still fire. Scientific American is running a more detailed report on the subject." From the article "At any given time, some AMPA receptors are moving inside the nerve cell where they are unable to receive signals. But to maintain memory, a number of AMPA receptors are anchored in place with what are known as scaffolding proteins, Bressloff said. The computer models examined how many AMPA receptors are anchored at the receiving area on the surface as opposed to those found elsewhere in the nerve cell. The more AMPA receptors that are anchored in place, the stronger the synapse."
23.Nov.2006 https://www.altavista.com/web/results?itag=ody&kgs=0&kls=0&q=schutz-marks%20rheinische&stq=10
Auswahlbibliographie zur Kölner Stadtgeschichte 1396-1794 -: Mieter schutz im 16. Jahrhundert? Eine Kölner Räumungsklage vor ... -: Rheinische Sprachverhältnisse im

17. Jahrhundert, in: RhVjBll 57 (1993), S. 158-175. Marks, Richard Bruce: The www.sfn.uni-muenchen.de/ebibliothek/koeln.htm
23.Nov.2006 Psychologische Kriegsführung | Scienca

Wissen ist Macht !

Formalwissenschaft | Naturwissenschaft | Technik ... PSYOPS + MEDIAOPS sind zwar in einigen Einsatzgebieten Teilgebiete von INFOOPS ... www.scienca.de/wiki/Psychologische_Kriegsführung
23.Nov.2006 Mind Control - Bewußtseinskontrolle

Although completely silent to the human ear, the negative voice messages placed on the tapes alongside the audible programming by PsyOps psychologists were ... mindcontrol.twoday.net/month?date=200405
23.Nov.2006 Fefe's Blog Die Amis merken, daß ihre Psyops zunehmend auch von Amis gelesen werden ( Psyops sind Falschinformationen, mit denen man Kriegsgegner mürbe machen will), ... blog.fefe.de/?mon=200601
23.Nov.2006 Feasey v Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada ... underwriter + President of Centaur was John Cackett .

00.000.1995 Mr Cackett had been the active underwriter of Syndicate ... the Syndicate .

00.Jun.1996 Mr Cackett left Syndicate 957 ... www.uniset.ca/lloydata/css/2002AERD280May.html
23.Nov.2006 Duncanson & Holt - OneLimeStreet ... stating that he has evidence that John Cackett arranged reinsurances for himself before leaving the ...

Peter Morgan + John Coldman, both existing Council members standing for reelection ... www.namesline.com/ubb/Forum2/HTML/000089.html
23.Nov.2006 The American Lawyer/Focus Europe www.americanlawyer.com/focuseurope/bigarbitrations.html

Private Practices.

Arbitral Terrorism.

Big Arbitrations.

By Michael D. Goldhaber.

Threatening A Landmark Merger.

Project Kuwait.

The Unicover Reinsurance Scandal.

Indonesian Phone Fight.

The Great Manmade River.

Turkmenistan Pipeline Project.

The Russian Aluminum Wars
23.Nov.2006 Oss Group Ltd. in euro.recycle.net -- Industry Directory Oss Group Ltd. is registered in the Industry Directory at . Contact : John Cackett .

The on-line directories are provided as a service to our subscribing members ... euro.recycle.net/trade/aa004871.html
00.000.2002 MBB EU HELP DESK MEETINGS

Trade Facilitation in Customs Procedures.

Mr. John Mifsud Zammit.

Mr. Severino Sarro ...

The Collection and Recycling of Waste Oils.

Mr. John Cackett .

Mr. Godwin Micallef ... www.chamber.org.mt/businessnews/resource.asp?id=55
23.Nov.2006 Offshore Due Diligence List

John Cackett,

John Deuss,

John Dinan,

John Dingell, John Dowling, John Drinkwater, John Felderhof, John Grant Marshall, John Greaves, John Hancock, John Head, John Hogan, John ... John Irving Pearman ... www.goldhaven.com/due.htm
23.Nov.2006 THE SSI RECORD ... Acted as Assistant Secretary to John Cackett when he took the post of Hon Sec for the second ...

Rochester Cathedral from 1954 to 2001. John Shyvers (-) Elected to Fellowship:0 ... www.calligraphyonline.org/_records.php?s=88&np=15
23.Nov.2006 KYC News - Story Index ...

Christopher R. Henton. Christopher John Hubbard. Christopher Johnson ...

Brinker Jr. John Bull Group of Companies Limited. John Cackett .

John Martin Carlson. John A. Collins. John Deuss ... www.kycnews.com/story_index.asp
23.Nov.2006 21st century technology cracks alchemists' secret recipe 

A 500-year old mystery surrounding the centre-piece of the alchemists' lab kit has been solved by UCL (University College London) and Cardiff University archaeologists. Press release. posted by Prof. Hex
23.Nov.2006 Olof Palme murder mystery may be solved after 20 years 

The 20-year old Olof Palme murder enigma may be finally resolved.

A new weapon-find, at the bottom of a lake in northern Sweden, is expected to unravel the mystery that has baffled investigators + world at large, since the tragic killing of the former prime minister posted by Prof. Hex
22.Nov.2006 High tech helps solve mystery of ancient calculator 

No artifact this complex has been recovered from the ancient world, though there are numerous written references, by

Greek +

later by Arab

writers, to different types of geared mechanisms.

The level of mechanical sophistication found in the Antikythera Mechanism was not to be seen again until the rise of European clock-making during the Middle Ages, more than a millennium later. posted by Prof. Hex
23.Nov.2006 Bobby and Alexander  New Rigorous Intuition on Bobby Kennedy and Alexander Litvinenko. posted by Prof. Hex
23.Nov.2006 Archaeologists discover 1,000-year-old mausoleum in Peru 

A team of Peruvian and Japanese archaeologists found a thousand-year-old mausoleum in the northeastern Peruvian department of Lambayeque, Peru's Carlos Elera, one of the team leaders, told local media on Tuesday.

Peruvian ceremonial knife found posted by Prof. Hex
23.Nov.2006 alfatomega.com/19400000_normenstaat_doppelstaat_fraenkel_usa_1940.html

Der wichtigste Versuch der privaten Wirtschaft, sich dem Zugriff der Polizeibehörden zu entziehen,

ist das Ständewesen.” [CORPORATIONISM]

150 Der Doppelstaat
23.Nov.2006 https://alfatomega.com/19400000_normenstaat_doppelstaat_fraenkel_usa_1940.html

00.000.1920 “forderten die Nationalsozialisten in ihrem Parteiprogramm, daß die Juden unter Fremdenrecht gestellt werden sollten. “

00.000.1938 -Seit- “... stehen die Juden nicht mehr unter Fremdenrecht,

sie stehen außerhalb jeden Rechts,

hors la loi. “

Die Rechtsstellung der Juden in Deutschland ist

nicht

auf das Parteiprogramm zurückzuführen,

sie ist

nur

aus dem Wesen des Maßnahmenstaates heraus zu begreifen- “

Nicht das Parteiprogramm, sondern der Belagerungszustand ist dieVerfassung des “Dritten Reiches” . “

Der

ewige Belagerungszustand

hat die Beeinträchtigung der Rechtsstellung ganzer Bevölkerungsgruppen ermöglicht

+

eine Minderheit der elementarsten Rechte beraubt.

Diese »unbedenkliche« Anwendung des ewigen Belagerungszustandes dürfte

in Zukunft

aber auch verhängnisvolle Wirkungen auf die Mehrheit haben.

Dieses Recht ohne jegliche Ethik

wird schließlich

alle

an den Rand des menschlichen Abgrunds bringen.


23.Nov.2006 Ask1.org - Diskussion : Kennedy Mord Diskussionsforum auf Ask1.org mit sehr vielen Teilnehmern ...

Warum wurde Kennedy nicht schon früher erschoßen

der angebliche Täter Lee Harvey hatte von dem Büro ... das das JFK-Attentat von den Majestic12 leuten geplant + geleitet wurde ... www.ask1.org/post185200.html
11.Sep.2001 Zu dieser Fernsteuerungsüberlegung, ausgelöst durch einen Spiegel-Artikel am

12.Sep.2001, (Professor Stefan Levedag, Leiter des Instituts für ... www.ansary.de/Index/Sammeltext%2011Sept01.html
23.Nov.2006 Dollar Declines Amid Concerns Economy Is Slowing, Fed May Ease :

The dollar declined against the euro and yen as traders speculated the economy may be slowing enough for the Federal Reserve to reduce interest rates.
23.Nov.2006 Bolivian Leader Cut Ties With Morales:

Six of Bolivia's nine regional governors have severed communications with President Evo Morales's government in recent days, intensifying protests against the ruling party's efforts to rewrite the constitution, implement a controversial land reform policy and limit the regional governments' powers.

23.Nov.2006 Let Us Now Throw Rumsfeld Under The Bus: Having lived a life in which his chestnuts have always been pulled out of the fire of failure by daddy's friends + wannabe friends (Robert Gates anyone?),

Bush is not accustomed to taking blame for his mistakes and eff - ups. He is, to put it bluntly, a 60 year old spoiled brat.

23.Nov.2006 92-Year-Old Killed As Police Burst Into Her Home: Niece Says Woman 'Gunned Down Like Dog'

23.Nov.2006 Federal judge rejects request for NSA wiretapping records : The National Security Agency is not required to release details about its secret wiretapping program, a federal judge said this week.

23.Nov.2006 UK: Motorists to give fingerprints : Drivers who get stopped by the police could have their fingerprints taken at the roadside, under a new plan to help officers check people's identities.

23.Nov.2006 A predatory capitalist who stifles competition and delivers mediocrity: Our politicians pay court to Rupert Murdoch like Roman vassals. He is a threat to democracy and it is time we took him on
23.Nov.2006 Israel's nuclear arsenal 'not a secret,' says Straw:

Former UK Foreign Secretary,

Jack Straw, has become the first member of the British cabinet to go on public record + formally admit that Israel has an arsenal of nuclear weapons.

23.Nov.2006 US could bomb Iran nuclear sites 00.000.2007: analysts: President George W. Bush could choose military action over diplomacy and bomb Iran's nuclear facilities next year, political analysts in Washington agree.

23.Nov.2006 'No proof' of Iran nuclear arms : The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has not found conclusive evidence that Iran is developing nuclear weapons, a US magazine has reported.

23.Nov.2006 Iranian president describes Bush as evil, says Iran must thwart US arrogance:

The Iranian president described U.S. President George W. Bush as "evil" Wednesday, adding that justice requires that Iran face down U.S. arrogance, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

23.Nov.2006 U.S.- Iran history, beyond the fear : So warm + gracious + welcoming were the people of Iran, in just two days I felt safer walking the streets of Tehran, a city of 16 million, than I did in Albany.

Where was this "axis of evil"?

00.000.2023 -until- The Pentagon has extended its timeline to destroy its aging chemical weapons arsenal. Pentagon delays chemical weapons disposal:

the military won’t eliminate its stock of deadly nerve gases and skin-blistering agents until 11 years after the

00.000.2012 deadline set by the international Chemical Weapons Convention.
23.Nov.2006 The time for more troops is past," : 2 minute video: Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE),

The time for more troops is past,” 

We don’t want to put more troops in now.

Even if we had them, that’s the wrong approach.”
23.Nov.2006 Bushs Defeated Foe: US Civil Liberty -By Paul Craig Roberts :

If anyone had predicted that the election of George W. Bush to the presidency would result in an American police state and illegal wars of aggression, he would have been dismissed as a lunatic. Continue

23.Nov.2006 Rumsfeld and a mountain of misery -By Amy Goodman
"If there is no struggle there is no progress.

Those who profess to favor freedom +

yet depreciate agitation,

are men who want crops

without plowing up the ground.

They want rain

without thunder + lightning.

They want the ocean

without the awful roar of its many waters.

Power concedes nothing

without a demand.

It

never did +

it

never will." Continue

23.Nov.2006 The Cumulative Effect of Lesser Evils -By Charles Sullivan
Corrupt self-serving government is the result of over two hundred years of choice between lesser evils: the effect of which is cumulative and permanent. Year after year, election after election, the American voter adds to these strata of evil, like the making of a reef that lays fathoms deep on the ocean’s floor. We are making things progressively worse while deluding ourselves into thinking they are getting better.
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23.Nov.2006 Third Parties Fight for American Democracy -By Joel S. Hirschhorn -The time is long overdue for Americans to stop voting for candidates that can win + start voting for those that should win. What lesser-evil voting has produced is entrenched two-party evil. Continue

23.Nov.2006 America Has Left the Building-An Open Missive of Anger and Hope -By Phil Rockstroh
We must begin to grasp the unsettling knowledge that the things we, as a nation, inflict upon the world -- we will eventually inflict upon ourselves. It is imperative that we start to ask ourselves this question: When so many external and internal forces work to thwart, degrade + destroy our essential selves -- hence the world -- what can help to restore us?
Continue

23.Nov.2006 How Multinational Corporations Avoid Paying Their Taxes-By Peter Rost
Drug companies and other multinational companies based in the U.S. systematically avoid paying tax in the U.S. on their profits. The companies elect to realize profits in low-tax countries and because of this the rest of us have to pay billions of unnecessary taxes to make up for the shortfall. writes Peter Rost, an ex-pharmaceutical executive.
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23.Nov.2006 Thanksgiving: The National Day Of Mourning: History wants us to believe that the Indian was a savage, illiterate, uncivilized animal. A history that was written by an organized, disciplined people, to expose us as an unorganized and undisciplined entity.

23.Nov.2006 11/22/06 U.S. Retreat from Iraq? The Secret Story-By Tom Hayden
According to credible Iraqi sources in London and Amman, a secret story of America’s diplomatic exit strategy from Iraq is rapidly unfolding. The key events include.
Continue

23.Nov.2006 Civil War In Lebanon -By Robert Fisk in Beirut
Why did Gemayel die just hours after Syria announced the restoration of diplomatic relations with Iraq after a quarter of a century? Why has Nasrallah threatened street demonstrations in Beirut to bring down the government when Siniora's cabinet had just accepted the UN's tribunal to try Hariri's assassins?
Continue
23.Nov.2006 Expert: Bush can't attack Iran: Security expert tells forum: US president has no credibility, unable to initiate Iran attack

23.Nov.2006 Judge: Case Against Padilla Is Weak: Federal prosecutors are asking an appeals court to reinstate a terrorism conspiracy charge against alleged al Qaeda operative Jose Padilla that could bring him a life sentence.
23.Nov.2006 Iraq oil profits reportedly used to back militants: The Iraqi oil ministry has uncovered illegal operations whereby oil products were sold and profits were pooled into financing local militancy, Al Sabah newspaper reported on Wednesday.

23.Nov.2006 23.Nov.2006 Iraqi Guerilla -By Mike Whitney - While critics of the Iraq war are quick to point out that US occupation is failing, they hesitate to draw the obvious conclusion; that the Iraqi resistance is winning. Continue

23.Nov.2006 Australian Company AWB 'knew Iraq plans a year before' -By AAP
A YEAR before the invasion of Iraq, the then Australian ambassador to the United Nations, John Dauth, confidentially told AWB's former chairman Trevor Flugge the Howard Government would participate in military action with the US to overthrow Saddam Hussein, new AWB documents reveal. Continue

23.Nov.2006 Gemayel's mourners know that in Lebanon nothing is what it seems -By Robert Fisk
If only the Lebanese stopped putting their faith in foreigners - the Americans, the Israelis, the British, the Iranians, the French, the United Nations - and trusted each other instead, they would banish the nightmares of civil war sealed inside Pierre Gemayel's coffin. Continue

23.Nov.2006 Big Brother, Big Business -Technology is being used to monitor Americans more than ever before.- CNBC Special Video Report:

Documentary provides an inside peek at an AOL division that works solely to satisfy the requests of law enforcement for information about AOL's members. Click to view

23.Nov.2006 Let America Be America Again-By Langston Hughes

O, let America be America again--
The land that never has been yet--
And yet must be--the land where every man is free.
The land that's mine--the poor man's, Indian's, Negro's, ME--
Who made America,
Whose sweat and blood, whose faith and pain,
Whose hand at the foundry, whose plow in the rain,
Must bring back our mighty dream again.
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00.000.2004 : Flugträume für alle - stern.de

"Die letzten fünf Meter bis zum Boden sind die schwierigsten",

beschreibt Stefan Levedag, Direktor des DLR-Instituts für Flugsysteme einen Hauptaspekt des ... www.stern.de/computer-technik/technik/:ILA-2004-Flugtr%E4ume/524042.html
23.Nov.2006 Kein Krieg! - Rezensionen Stefan Levedag,

die komplette Fernsteuerung von Flugzeugen sei seit 20 Jahren kein Problem. (S. 114);

In der Nähe der entführten Flugzeuge wurden Maschinen ... www.arbeiterfotografie.com/galerie/kein-krieg/hintergrund/rezension-0003.shtmly
23.Nov.2006Textarchiv : Berliner Zeitung :

Terroristen das Steuer entreißen ...

12.Sep.2001 "Die Fernführung von Flugzeugen ist technisch überhaupt kein Problem", sagt auch Stefan Levedag,

Ingenieur am Institut für Flugsystemtechnik des Deutschen ... www.berlinonline.de/berliner-zeitung/archiv/.bin/dump.fcgi/2001/0912/politik/0043/index.html
23.Nov.2006 5 car bombs + 2 mortar rounds struck the capital's Shiite Sadr City slum Thursday, killing at least 160 people + wounding 257 police said.

The attack by suspected Sunni Arab militants was the deadliest on a sectarian enclave

since they began the war +

Shiites quickly struck back.

We Know the Victims, But

Who is the Enemy in a Civil War?

What are U.S. GIs Dying There For?

So That Some Old Men Can Try to Avoid Embarrassment?

23.Nov.2006 Highly Recommended Analysis for BuzzFlash of Why the Democrats Won Back Congress.

Stephen T. Gheen's

2006 Election Analysis Indicates White Males (and Others) Handed Victory to the Democrats After Concluding that Bush's Conservative Principles and Policies Had Failed - A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution 11/22
One of the
USA' most senior military commanders has

warned that the conflicts in Iraq + Afghanistan

are putting an unreasonable strain on the US armed forces. 11/24

Bush's Diabolical Gift of Death: October deadliest month ever in Iraq. Remove the Man From Office Already -- And His Ventriloquist, Dick Cheney. 11/23
A senior diplomat tipped off wheat exporter AWB a year before the Iraq war that Australia would join the US-led invasion, new documents show.

The evidence appears to contradict the Howard government's statements that it did not decide to join the war before the invasion was debated in the United Nations

in late 2002 +

early 2003.

Baghdad carnage provokes curfew, appeal for calm. Yeah, Like That's Worked Real Well Before. 11/24

23.Nov.2006 "Marines may need to increase in size to deal with war on terror" - or rather, to deal with Bush's Vietnamesque exploits that have nothing to do with the war on terror. 11/23
23.Nov.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ Josh Marshall and Kos both admit that the compu-vote in Florida-13 was almost certainly fixed. Took 'em a while to admit that such things happen, dinnit? Permalink
23.Nov.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ Alcee speaks

Here's a part of what Alcee Hastings, the likely nominee to head the House intel committee, has to say:

Second, I hope that my fate is not determined by Newt Gingrich, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Michael Barone, Drudge, anonymous bloggers + other assorted misinformed fools.

Nor should faceless and nameless people at the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, the L.A. Times, the Dallas Morning News + others take liberties without at least giving me an opportunity to respond.”

Speaking as a non-anonymous blogger + occasional misinformed fool, I say: Fair enough. So go here and read Mr. Hastings' side of the story. Permalink
23.Nov.2006 https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,druck-450116,00.html

"Aus Sozialstudien wissen wir, dass Synästhetiker eine starke Intuition haben und besonders fähige Problemlöser und Multi-Tasker sind. Einzelne Faktoren führen sie zusammen und fühlen sich nicht durch sie gestört." Daher seien sie angstfreier und würden seltener krank, sagt Zedler.

Limbisches Zentrum könnte eine Rolle spielen
23.Nov.2006 https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,druck-450242,00.html

Jetzt erst konnten Archäologen der Universitäten in London und Cardiff das Geheimnis des Tiegel-Rezepts lüften.

Die Produzenten der Tiegel hätten unwissentlich bereits Techniken angewandt, die bis heute bei der Keramikproduktion eingesetzt würden, schreiben Martinón-Torres + seine Kollegen in der Wissenschaftszeitschrift "Nature". Die hessischen Töpfer hätten alle Zutaten zusammengerührt, die Tiegel geformt und im Ofen gebrannt - bei einer für die damalige Zeit extremen Hitze von 1100 bis 1200 Grad Celsius.

Dabei habe sich in den Töpfen das Mineral Mullit gebildet: ein Aluminumsilikat, das die Tiegel so haltbar gemacht hat.

"Die Menschen hielten sich streng an das erfolgreiche Rezept für diese Tiegel, aber sie wussten wohl nicht, dass Mullit überhaupt existiert und wie es wirkt", sagte Martinón-Torres.

Experimente sind besser als Formeln und Gleichungen
23.Nov.2006 BND- Untersuchungsausschuss: Schily gibt die verschlossene Auster
23.Nov.2006 Gemayel- Tribut im Libanon: Demonstration der Stärke gegen Syrien
23.Nov.2006 Grundsatzabkommen: Polen blockiert EU- Verhandlungen mit Russland
23.Nov.2006 Tag des Terrors in Bagdad: Ausgangssperre nach schlimmster Anschlagserie seit Kriegsbeginn
23.Nov.2006 Knast in Deutschland: Foltern, raufen, randalieren
23.Nov.2006 BND- Untersuchungsausschuss: Schily bestreitet frühzeitige Kenntnis im Fall Masri

23.Nov.2006 Agrar- Esoterik: Kuschelbauern auf dem Astralacker

23.Nov.2006 Wut über Sozialgerichtsurteil: "Hartz- IV- Armut ist verfassungsgemäß"
23.Nov.2006 Korruptionsvorwürfe: Siemens- Chefs zeigen sich ahnungslos
23.Nov.2006 Scharfe Sinne: Auf den Spuren der Begriffsschmecker
23.Nov.2006 Kaffeekauf im Internet: Zoll ermittelt gegen Tausende Kunden
23.Nov.2006 Rauschgift: Preisverfall in Europa
23.Nov.2006 Historiker Goldhagen: "Der politische Islam knüpft an die Nazis an"
23.Nov.2006 Kunst- Restitution: Getty- Museum verprellt Italien
23.Nov.2006 Mittelalter- Hightech: Geheimnis der Alchemie- Tiegel aus Hessen gelüftet

23.Nov.2006 Muslimischer Würdenträger über Regensburger Papstrede: "Angriff auf Grundpfeiler des Islam"

23.Nov.2006 Wahl in den Niederlanden: Triumph des früheren Maoisten- Clubs
23.Nov.2006 EU- Drogenstudie: Billiger Stoff sorgt für Rauschgift- Rekorde in Europa
23.Nov.2006 Kiel: Entwarnung nach Pulver- Fund in Briefzentrum
23.Nov.2006 Atomkonflikt: IAEA lehnt Hilfe bei Bau von iranischem Reaktor ab
23.Nov.2006 Rekordzahl an Todesopfern im Irak - sfux Bagdad -

Im Irak sind im vergangenen Oktober 3709 Zivilisten getötet worden ? mehr Menschen als in jedem anderen Monat seit dem Einmarsch der US-geführten Gruppen im März 2003.

Hunderttausende Einwohner sind auf der Flucht, berichtete die UNO.
Demnach kamen im abgelaufenen Monat bei der Gewalt zwischen den Religionsgruppen und zwischen Aufständischen und Soldaten 3709 Zivilisten ums Leben.

Bislang galt der 00.Jul.2006 mit 3590 Todesopfern als Monat mit den meisten...
23.Nov.2006 UNO: Hariri-Ermittlungen werden auf Mordfall Gemayel ausgeweitet - sfux New York -

Die UNO wird Libanon auch bei der Aufklärung des Mordanschlags auf Industrieminister Pierre Gemayel helfen.

Der UNO-Sicherheitsrat billigte am Mittwoch einstimmig eine entsprechende Anfrage der libanesischen Regierung.
23.Nov.2006 Cheney to visit Saudi Arabia. - Faiz 

Vice President Dick Cheney will leave for Saudi Arabia the day after Thanksgiving for talks with King Abdullah.

The vice president’s office said Wednesday that Cheney would meet with Abdullah on Saturday to discuss developments in the Middle East, then return to Washington with no other stops planned.”
23.Nov.2006 A question for McCain. - Faiz Sen. John McCain has made clear that if additional troops are not sent to Iraq, the war will be unwinnable + it would be “immoral” to ask the troops to stay. Greg Sargent asks, “Okay, then — if President Bush decides against troop increases, will McCain then stop supporting the continued troop presence there? Will the media press him on this point?”
23.Nov.2006 Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert: - Faiz 

Thank God for the power and the determination and leadership manifested by President Bush. … I know that Iraq without Saddam Hussein is so much better for the security and safety of Israel.”

00.000.2004 the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University concluded that

the Iraq war made Israel less safe because it “has created momentum for many terrorist elements, but chiefly al-Qaida + its affiliates.”
23.Nov.2006 Bush Officials Tout Credentials of Anti- Contraception Appointee Who Lacks Certification - Faiz 

Last week, the Bush administration quietly appointed Eric Keroack to oversee federal family-planning programs at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Keroack is a nationally known advocate of abstinence until marriage who has worked for a Christian pregnancy counseling group that opposes contraception.

To defend Keroack, the administration has repeatedly referred to his professional experience as a doctor:

An HHS spokeswoman said Keroack is a skilled doctor and a nationally recognized expert on preventing teenage pregnancy.

We have confidence that he’ll perform his duties effectively and in accordance with the law,” HHS spokeswoman Christina Pearson said by e-mail.

John O. Agwunobi, assistant secretary for health, said Keroack “is highly qualified and a well-respected physician …working primarily with women and girls in crisis.”

In fact, Keroack is not a board-certified physician. Buried at the bottom of an article in today’s Washington Post:

[HHS spokeswoman Christina] Pearson also acknowledged yesterday that Keroack is not currently certified as an obstetrician-gynecologist. That is not a requirement for the job, but HHS officials had cited Keroack’s expertise in defending his selection.

Keroack was certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

00.000.1995, but that credential expired after 10 years.

He inadvertently missed the recertification deadline and for 2006 is listed as board-eligible, meaning he is eligible to take the recertification exam,” Pearson said. “He plans to seek recertification in the future.”

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) + 12 other senators sent a letter to HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt yesterday urging him to withdraw Keroack’s appointment. “Unfortunately, this appointment is another example of the administration allowing ideology to trump science + it could jeopardize vital services on which large numbers of women and families depend,” the letter said. (See the letter here.)

More at Feministing.

UPDATE: The title was updated to reflect the fact that Keroack is still a doctor who is not certified.
23.Nov.2006 Rep.-elect Keith Ellison (D-MN), - Nico the first Muslim ever elected to Congress, this week addressed the annual meeting of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Watch an excerpt:
23.Nov.2006 Shays: ‘The Democrats…Own [Iraq] Now As Much As This President’ - Nico 
Appearing last night on MSNBC, Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT) claimed that “the Democrats may not want to own Iraq but they own it now as much as this President.” Watch it:

Democrats have not controlled the White House or either branch of Congress since the Iraq war began

00.000.2003. Over that time, numerous leading Democrats have called for laws, resolutions + hearings to prompt changes in our Iraq policy.

Even when Democrats do assume control over Congress in January, the Bush administration will retain the authority to set many of our foreign policy and military priorities.

The more likely truth is that Chris Shays — who “voted for the war and then stubbornly supported President Bushs ’stay the course’ strategy until only three months ago, when he came out in favor of a timetable for withdrawal” — is just desperate to pass the buck.

Full transcript:

MATTHEWS: Let me ask you first about the Iraq war, you’ve been there so many times. You know the situation. What is it right now, the situation in Iraq with our troops?

SHAYS: Well, the problem is we’re a divided nation. We went into Iraq on a bipartisan basis and we’re gonna have to find a bipartisan solution + the Democrats may not want to own Iraq but they own it now as much as this President. And that’s not a bad thing.
23.Nov.2006 George Allen’s parting shot. - Nico

As a last little gift to America, Senator George Allen, who was narrowly defeated by James Webb

this month, has introduced what may be his final piece of legislation: a bill that would allow the carrying of concealed weapons in national parks.”
23.Nov.2006 Situation In Iraq Has Worsensed Since Last Bush-Maliki Mideast Meeting - Payson 
13.Jun.
2006 President Bush made a surprise visit to Baghdad to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Nour al-Maliki. “We discussed the security strategy,” Bush said at the time.

And all of it makes sense to me.”

The following day, Maliki announced Operation Together Forward, “his government’s new plan to improve security conditions in Baghdad.”

Five months later, Bush will travel to Jordan to meet with Maliki again. Since their June meeting, the situation in Iraq has continued to deteriorate:

- 370 American soldiers have died since mid-June.

- Last month, 3,709 Iraqi civilians were killed, “the highest monthly toll since the March 2003 U.S. invasion and another sign of the severity of Iraq’s sectarian bloodbath.”

- Maj. Gen. William Caldwell admitted Operation Forward Together had failed and had “not met our overall expectations of sustaining a reduction in the levels of violence”

- 7 out of 10 Iraqis want U.S. forces to leave within a year.

- An October classified Pentagon briefing found violence in Iraq was “at all-time highand “spreading geographically.”

No wonder the White House has been “quick to talk down expectationsfor Bushs trip to Jordan.
23.Nov.2006 Come with me if you want some patronage. - Think Progress 
“Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) appointed or assigned dozens of staff members this year to high-paying jobs elsewhere in state government — some of them to six-figure posts he once said were a waste of taxpayer money and should be eliminated,” the AP reports.

Schwarzenegger also gave six former staffers jobs with state boards and commissions he previously tried to dismantle.”
23.Nov.2006 Lieberman Says Phased Withdrawal Would Be ‘Road To Disaster,’ Iraqis Disagree - Faiz 
Last night on Hannity and Colmes, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) said a phased withdrawal of American troops from Iraq beginning in the next four to six months would be “a road to disaster” and “basically the beginning of giving up on Iraq.” Watch it:

Lieberman argued, “As bad as things are in Iraq today, they would be dramatically worse if we just pick up and leave.” Lieberman made two points to support this claim: 1) the violence in Iraq would get much worse if we withdrew + 2) the Iraqi government would fall apart. The Iraqi people strongly disagree on both counts.

Iraqis Believe A Timetable Would Decrease Violence. 58 % of Iraqis believe that if U.S.-led forces withdrew in the next six months violence in Iraq would decrease. Also

, 61 % of Iraqis say their day-to-day security would increase.

Iraqis Believe A Timetable Would Strengthen Iraqi Government. 53 % of Iraqis said a timetable for withdrawal would strengthen the Iraqi government; only 23 % said it would weaken it, as Lieberman claims. Full transcript:

HANNITY: And do you worry that your party may be wrong if they want to — if Barack Obama and Senator Levin want to cut and run? Are you going to stand in strong opposition to them?

LIEBERMAN: You bet I am. I mean, they’re now proposing that we begin a withdrawal of American troops from Iraq within the next four to six months. I think that would — that’s a road to disaster. That’s basically the beginning of giving up on Iraq. And as bad as things are in Iraq today, they would be dramatically worse if we just pick up and leave.

You know, Sean, last week, when General Abizaid was before the Senate Armed Services Committee, on which I’m privileged to serve, I asked him, What would be the effect on the sectarian violence if we began a withdrawal in four to six months, regardless of what’s happening on the ground? And he said it would become much worse.

And then Ambassador Satterfield from the State Department was there. And I said, I know some of the people that want us to begin a withdrawal in a time certain think that’s the only way we can get the Iraqi government to do what they want to do, to take control of their destiny. I asked Satterfield, What’s your reaction to that?

He said, if we began to arbitrarily withdraw in the next four to six months, it will have exactly the opposite effect on the Iraqi government. They’ll begin to hedge their bets, because they’ll see us heading for the door + they’ll see that what’s going to follow is out-and-out civil war, maybe even regional war.

We cannot let that happen. Iraq is now a central battlefield in the war on terrorism + we’ve got to have a success strategy there.

HANNITY: I couldn’t agree with you more.
22.Nov.2006 November 22, 2006 - Think Progress 
In a new interview, Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) calls Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) “disingenuous” and accuses him of pretending to “have it both ways” for taking multiple stances on same-sex marriage. In response, McCain strategist John Weaver told ABC News, “We’re too disciplined to respond.

President Bush will travel to Jordan next week to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. “The White House was quick to talk down expectations for the trip as the national security adviser told reporters ‘we’re not looking for a big, bold announcementto come out of the meeting.”

The annual AIDS report issued by the United Nations and World Health Organization found that the “epidemic has continued to grow in all regions of the world this year and surged back in some areas where there had been declines.”

An estimated 39.5 million people are living with HIV. 00.000.2006, 2.9 million people died of AIDS-related illnesses.

The Iraq Study Group is nearing completion of a first draft of its report.

The co-chairmen, James Baker + Lee Hamilton,

hope to complete it this weekend + give it to the eight other group members in time for a meeting next week.

Meanwhile, the Pentagon is readying counterproposals for Bushin case the Iraq Study Group comes up with ideas he does not like.”

Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth, who ran + lost a high-profile congressional race in Illinois this year,

has been appointed director of the state’s Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) announced yesterday.

Former attorney general Janet Reno has taken the unusual step of openly criticizing the Bush administration’s anti-terrorism strategy —

joining seven other former Justice Department officials in warning that the indefinite detention of U.S. terrorism suspects could become commonplace unless the courts intervene.”

69 % of American voters think undocumented workers “should be allowed into a guest worker program with the ability to work toward citizenship over a period of several years.”

The idea has “wide support among voters of all political stripes.”

A report by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq found “ 3,709 Iraqi civilians were killed in October, the highest monthly toll since the

00.Mar.2003 U.S. invasion + another sign of the severity of Iraq’s sectarian bloodbath.”
23.Nov.2006 Mr Gemayel was shot in his car in a Beirut suburb.

The killing drew strong condemnation from George W. Bush.

Though the US president did not say who he blamed for the killing,

Mr Bush said the US supported Lebanese government efforts to "defend their democracy against attempts by Syria, Iran + allies to foment instability and violence."

As Chrisopher Hitchens noted in Slate, before the Gemayel assassination, James Baker, who heads the Iraq Study Group, "supported the Syrian near-annexation of Lebanon":

In order to recruit the Baathist regime of Hafez Assad to his coalition of the cynical against Saddam in the Kuwait war, Baker and Bush senior both acquiesced in the obliteration of Lebanese sovereignty.

"I believe in talking to your enemies," said Baker last month--invoking what is certainly a principle of diplomacy. In this instance, however, it will surely seem to him to be more like talking to old friends--who just happen to be supplying the sinews of war to those who kill American soldiers and Iraqi civilians. Is it likely that they will stop doing this once they become convinced that an American withdrawal is only a matter of time?

"Do the sages of the Iraq Study Group really want the Bush Administration to seek the benediction of a country that stirs such mayhem in Beirut?" asks The Wall Street Journal in an editorial today. If so + if the Gemayal assassination helps discredit the effort, it will be a beneficial outcome of a despicable crime.
23.Nov.2006 "As Long As You're Not Doing Anything Wrong, You Have Nothing To Wor - Paul Joseph Watson -Tired cliche to cover big brother agenda doesn't wash anymore
23.Nov.2006 Botox treatments prompt warning Doctors warn about the dangers of using the potentially fatal toxin botox in cosmetic facial treatments.
23.Nov.2006 'Increasing pool' of UK HIV cases An "increasing pool" of people in the UK are living with HIV and Aids, official statistics show.
23.Nov.2006 Britons 'in denial' over alcohol Britons are in denial about the effect of drinking excess alcohol on their health, a survey suggests.
23.Nov.2006 Dutch face tough coalition talks The ruling Christian Democrats emerge on top in the Dutch election, but difficult coalition talks lie ahead.
23.Nov.2006 Opposition leads Mauritania race The opposition wins the first stage of Mauritania's first poll since a coup ended 20 years of authoritarian rule.
23.Nov.2006 US and Colombia sign trade deal The US signs a multi-billion dollar trade deal with Colombia aimed at lowering the countries' trade barriers.
23.Nov.2006 PM says Quebec 'nation in Canada' Canadian PM Stephen Harper tells parliament he regards Quebec province as a "nation within Canada".
23.Nov.2006 Key China-Pakistan deals expected China's President Hu Jintao is due to travel to Pakistan, the first visit by a Chinese leader in 10 years.
23.Nov.2006 Afghan drug crop to flood Europe A record Afghan opium poppy crop means more will die of heroin overdoses in European cities, the UN warns.
23.Nov.2006 EU alcohol ruling cheers traders Retailers are relieved the European Court has blocked consumers from buying cheap drinks and cigarettes online.
23.Nov.2006 Vioxx class action claim refused A US judge refuses a request to combine thousands of lawsuits involving the painkiller Vioxx into a class action.
23.Nov.2006 Humans show major DNA differences Scientists show the genetic codes of individuals can vary hugely - far more than was previously thought.
23.Nov.2006 Plastic paper to 'cut' emissions A printer that uses re-writeable plastic paper could help firms cut carbon emissions, claims Toshiba.
23.Nov.2006 Cheney in Iraq for surprise visit US Vice-President Dick Cheney arrives in Baghdad to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with US troops.
23.Nov.2006 Former spy tests reveal 'objects' X-rays on former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko show up unusual objects, as his condition in hospital deteriorates.
23.Nov.2006 EU expansion 'boosts UK' Immigration from new EU countries has helped the UK economy cope with growing pressures from Asia, peers say.
23.Nov.2006 Nepalese king hails peace accord King Gyanendra of Nepal welcomes the landmark peace pact between the government and the Maoist rebels.
23.Nov.2006 How damaged eggs are weeded out Scientists identify a protein that helps detect DNA damage in eggs which could help treat female infertility.
23.Nov.2006 Giant Mexican telescope launched Mexico flicks the switch on a huge telescope which could uncover clues about the creation of the universe.
23.Nov.2006 Mafia fugitive 'visited France' Alleged Mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano is believed to have had surgery in France while on the run, Italian media report.
23.Nov.2006 Bush pledges to stand by Lebanon President Bush pledges US support for Lebanon after the killing of minister Pierre Gemayel heightens tensions.
23.Nov.2006 Le Pen struggles to find backers French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen says he is having problems getting endorsement to run for president.
23.Nov.2006 Kerkorian set to cut stake in GM Investor Kirk Kerkorian says he is to cut his stake in troubled General Motors sending shares in the carmaker lower.
23.Nov.2006 Rare zoo lion cubs poisoned A zoo in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, is poisoning rare lion cubs, saying it is unable to look after them.
23.Nov.2006 Canada police make 'Mafia' sweep Canadian police arrest about 90 people suspected of involvement in Mafia-style organised crime, in Montreal.
23.Nov.2006 Notebook theft leaks London police payroll data Burglars take three laptops with details of payroll and pensions of employees of London's Metropolitan Police.
23.Nov.2006 Paid to Digg -Blog: A Web site is offering to pay people to recommend stories and thus move them up the page on the Digg news aggregation site where...
23.Nov.2006 Cell Phone Owners Allowed to Break Software Locks - samzenpus 49
"The library of congress approved many copyright exemptions today. Among the exemptions were new rules about cell phones, DVDs + electronic books." From the article:

"Cell phone owners will be allowed to break software locks on their handsets in order to use them with competing carriers under new copyright rules announced Wednesday.

Other copyright exemptions approved by the Library of Congress will let film professors copy snippets from DVDs for educational compilations + let blind people use special software to read copy-protected electronic books.

All told, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington approved six exemptions, the most his Copyright Office has ever granted. For the first time, the office exempted groups of users.

The new rules will take effect Monday and expire in three years. In granting the exemption for cell phone users, the Copyright Office determined that consumers aren't able to enjoy full legal use of their handsets because of software locks that wireless providers have been placing to control access to phones' underlying programs."
23.Nov.2006 Breakthrough in Human Genetics - samzenpus 106

Many readers have submitted this story about a breakthrough in our understanding of human DNA. In particular how much variation can exist between peoples genes and how genes are involved with certain diseases.

"One person's DNA code can be as much as 10 % different from another's, researchers said on Wednesday in a finding that questions the idea that everyone on Earth is 99.9 % identical genetically.

They said their new version of the human genetic map, or "book of life," fills in many missing pages and chapters to explain how genes are involved in common diseases.

The Human Genome Project mapped the billions of letters that make up the human genetic code. Scientists later refined the map by looking for single variations called SNPs or single nucleotide polymorphisms.

The CNV map gives researchers a different way to look for genes linked to diseases by identifying gains, losses and alterations in the genome." 23.Nov.2006 Silicon Superconductors - samzenpus 93
Diana writes "Physicists at CNRS, have demonstrated superconductivity in silicon, the element long known for its semiconducting properties.

High doping is the key — by substituting 9% of the silicon atoms with boron atoms, it was found that the resistance of the material drops sharply when cooled below 0.35 K. A small increase in the transition temperature is likely with further work."
23.Nov.2006 Robot Spaceplane to Launch 00.000.2008 - samzenpus 49
FleaPlus writes "The US Air Force has announced that it is developing an unmanned reusable spaceplane, the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle. The first launch is

00.000.2008 on an Atlas V rocket. The X-37B will be one-fourth the size of the Space Shuttle and serve as a testbed for technologies for future reusable spacecraft. Its predecessor, the X-37, was drop-tested from the Scaled Composites White Knight mothership earlier this year."
23.Nov.2006 Emissions of Key Greenhouse Gas Stabilize - samzenpus 172 -brian0918 writes

"Multiple news sites are reporting that levels of the second most important greenhouse gas, methane, have stabilized". From Scientific American: "During the two decades of measurements, methane underwent double-digit growth as a constituent of our atmosphere, rising from 1,520 parts per billion by volume (ppbv)

00.000.1978 to 1,767 ppbv 00.000.1998. But the most recent measurements have revealed that methane levels are barely rising anymore — and it is unclear why." From NewScientist:

"Although this is good news, it does not mean that methane levels will not rise again + that carbon dioxide remains the 800-pound gorilla of climate change."
23.Nov.2006 Every Time You Vote Against Net Neutrality, Your ISP Kills a Night Elf - ScuttleMonkey 145
Perhaps one of the more overlooked problems that could arise out of a bad Net Neutrality decision is the impact to online gaming. In fact, any interactive communications could stand to take a dive (VOIP, streaming video, etc) with the advent of Net Neutrality legislation.

RampRate has an interesting look at the possible fallout and where we are headed. From the article: "What will be murdered with no fallback or replacement is the nascent market of interactive entertainment - particularly online gaming.

Companies like Blizzard Entertainment, Electronic Arts, Sony Online Entertainment + countless others,

have built a business on the fundamental assumption of relatively low latency bandwidth being available to large numbers of consumers.

Furthermore, a large - even overwhelming - portion of the value of these offerings comes from their

'network effects' - the tendency for the game to become more enjoyable + valuable as larger number of players joins the gaming network."
23.Nov.2006 In Search of Stupidity - samzenpus 136
Ben Rothke writes "In Search of Stupidity gets its title from the classic, albeit infamous business book In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies, by Tom Peters and Robert Waterman.

In Search of Excellence quickly became a best-seller when it came out

00.000.1988 and launched a new era of management consultants and business books. But

00.000.2001, Peters admitted that he falsified the underlying data. Librarians have been slow to move the book to the fiction section." Read the rest of Ben's review.
23.Nov.2006 Recycled Tires Could Filter Water - ScuttleMonkey 97
MattSparkes writes "According to New Scientist, water could be cleansed and filtered more easily and cheaply by using old tires. From the article:

'Rubber tires, the kind that lie at the bottom of rivers and at the back of junkyards the world over, could be ideal water filters says an environmental engineer at Penn State University in the US.'"
23.Nov.2006 Drugs Eradicate the Need For Sleep - CmdrTaco  672+
MattSparkes writes "New Scientist is running an article on lifestyle drugs that claim to help you function on little or no sleep. I'm dubious, but the interviewee in the article claims they work well.

'Yves (not his real name), a 31-year-old software developer from Seattle, often doesn't have time for a full night's sleep. So he swallows something to make sure he doesn't need one.'" But, sleep is where I'm a Viking!
23.Nov.2006 https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,druck-450246,00.html
Ein weiteres Problem: Die Sequenzen, die bislang als Referenzen genutzt wurden, sind ebenfalls von CNVs durchzogen und repräsentieren demnach kein "Standardgenom".
23.Nov.2006 https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,druck-450246,00.html

"Die Untersuchung legt nahe, dass die wichtigste Ursache genetischer Vielfalt beim Menschen nicht in den Millionen SNPs liegt,

sondern eher in den größeren Segmenten des Genoms", schreiben Kevin Shianna und Hunntington Willard von der Duke University in Durham in einem "Nature"-Kommentar.

Die neuen Erkenntnisse sind vor allem methodisch wichtig, um dem Ziel, genetische Ursachen von Krankheiten eindeutig zu identifizieren, näher zu kommen.
23.Nov.2006 https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,druck-450246,00.html

Das menschliche Erbgut variiert nicht nur in seinen Einzelbuchstaben, sondern in größeren, mehrfach auftretenden Segmenten.

Die überraschende Entdeckung hat Konsequenzen: Genetische Ursachen von Krankheiten müssen neu betrachtet werden.

Jeder Mensch unterscheidet sich genetisch sehr viel stärker von seinen Mitmenschen als bislang angenommen:

Im Erbgut, dem "Buch des Lebens", sind nicht nur einzelne Buchstaben in den Wörtern des genetischen Codes individuell verschieden - bekannt als Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs).

Auch Sätze, Abschnitte + sogar ganze Seiten fehlen oder sind doppelt vorhanden.

Das zeigt eine neue, detaillierte Erbgutkarte, die vier internationale Forscherteams auf der Basis von 270 Genomanalysen zusammengesetzt haben.
23.Nov.2006 Killerspieldebatte im TV: "Weg mit dem Virtuellen!"
23.Nov.2006 Militäreinsatz: Konfusion über Irak- Taktik
23.Nov.2006 EADS: Staatsanwaltschaft ermittelt wegen möglichen Insiderhandels

23.Nov.2006 Sechs Jahre Haft: Brite zerlegt mit Bagger Haus seines Vermieters

23.Nov.2006 Agententhriller in London: Vergifteter Ex- Spion wird künstlich beatmet

23.Nov.2006 Gemayel- Beisetzung: Zehntausende Trauernde demonstrieren gegen Syrien

23.Nov.2006 Werbung gegen Klimakiller: Wider den CO2- Wahnsinn
23.Nov.2006 Kreuzberg: Hinziehen statt weggucken
23.Nov.2006 Erbgutanalyse: Mensch- Genom individueller als gedacht

23.Nov.2006 DaimlerChrysler: Ex- Manager wegen Untreue angeklagt
23.Nov.2006 https://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/0,1518,druck-449621,00.html Eine Internet-Monatspauschale beträgt knapp 40 Dollar, das ist fast ein Durchschnittslohn.
23.Nov.2006 https://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/0,1518,druck-449621,00.html Burmas Junta verlangt rigoros, dass sich jeder Besitzer eines Computers beim Ministerium für Post und Kommunikation registrieren lässt. Andernfalls drohen bis zu 15 Jahre Gefängnis.
23.Nov.2006 https://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/0,1518,druck-449621,00.html Der Staat, halb ohnmächtig,
23.Nov.2006 https://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/0,1518,druck-449621,00.html Zwar läuft alle Kommunikation über einen Regierungsrechner in Hanoi, aber

viele Redakteure, die noch in der staatlichen Propagandamaschine ihr Geld verdienen, veröffentlichen längst im Internet, was sie anderswo nicht dürfen.
23.Nov.2006 https://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/0,1518,druck-449621,00.html - weshalb, trotz aller Risiken und Nebenwirkungen, die Zahl der engagierten Blogger unaufhaltsam wächst.

Die Anmeldung eines Tagebuchs dauert kaum fünf Minuten. Beim Google-Dienst blogger.com ist das gratis, bei Lycos reicht sogar ein Klick + ein Formular installiert sich automatisch.

So vergrößert sich das Kraftfeld der Blogosphäre täglich, zum Leidwesen all jener, die Meinungsfreiheit staatsgefährdend finden.
23.Nov.2006 https://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/0,1518,druck-449621,00.html Mittlerweile erwägt Peking, jeden Bürger zu verpflichten, sich mit seinem richtigen Namen registrieren zu lassen.

Das dürfte selbst im straff gelenkten China nur sehr schwer funktionieren, international wäre es der völlig aussichtslose Versuch, einen unbändigen Geist zurück in die Flasche zu zwingen.
23.Nov.2006 https://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/0,1518,druck-449621,00.html Ausländische Firmen kooperieren hingegen mit Peking, um Ärger zu vermeiden.

Yahoo verpetzte mindestens zwei Kunden, darunter den Journalisten Shi Tao, der einen geheimen Ukas veröffentlicht hatte, wie die Medien mit dem 15. Jahrestag des Tiananmen-Massakers umgehen sollten.

Shi wurde daraufhin wegen Verrats von Staatsgeheimnissen zu zehn Jahren Haft verurteilt.
23.Nov.2006 https://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/0,1518,druck-449621,00.html So etwas hören autoritäre Regierungen ungern. Besonders dann, wenn das Surfen und Chatten schon den Charakter einer neuen Kulturrevolution angenommen hat,
23.Nov.2006 https://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/0,1518,druck-449621,00.html Das Oberste Verwaltungsgericht in Kairo gibt der Regierung Rückhalt, indem es neuerdings gestattet, Websites zu zensieren.
23.Nov.2006 Rückenschmerzen: Operation bringt weder Vor- noch Nachteile

23.Nov.2006 Konjunktur: Ifo- Geschäftsklimaindex überraschend gestiegen

23.Nov.2006 Terrorismus: Als Spion bei al- Qaida

23.Nov.2006 Very british, indeed: Oxford sucht den Genius
23.Nov.2006 Siemens- Konzern: Manager- Bande verschob Millionensummen ins Ausland
23.Nov.2006 Heute in den Feuilletons: Obsessionen zu Kunstwerken

23.Nov.2006 Mit 89 Jahren: Kirk Douglas verteilt Essen an Obdachlose
23.Nov.2006 Mexiko: Wahlverlierer Obrador bittet um Spenden für "Präsidentengehalt"
23.Nov.2006 GM- Großaktionär: Kerkorian verkauft 14 Millionen Aktien
23.Nov.2006 Russische Konzerne: Expansion unter Kreml- Regie

23.Nov.2006 Kramnik gegen Deep Fritz: Das letzte Match Mensch gegen Maschine?
23.Nov.2006 Roaming- Gebühren: Bundesregierung drängt EU zu stärkerer Preissenkung

23.Nov.2006 Libanon: Uno ermittelt im Mordfall Gemayel
23.Nov.2006 Niederlande: Wahlsieger Balkenende steht schwierige Regierungsbildung bevor
23.Nov.2006 https://www.well.com/user/jmalloy/gunterandgwen/refs.html
The City of Nürnberg https://www.scrapbookpages.com/Nurnberg/

Douglas O. Linder, "The Nuremberg Trials, 1945 – 1949", Famous Trials, 2006 -- https://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/nuremberg/nuremberg.htm

Heinrich Mann, Ein Zeitalter Wird Besichtigt, Frankfurt, Germany, Fischer, 2003. (first published

00.000.1945) Heinrich Mann -- https://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/hmann.htm ( Authors' Calendar )

Book Burning -- https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10005852 ( Holocaust Encyclopedia ) American Library Association, "Book Burning in the 20th Century-1933" - https://www.ala.org/ala/oif/bannedbooksweek/bookburning/20thcentury/nazigermany/nazigermany.htm
Photos of the Nazi book burnings are available on this website.

An echo of the

10.May 1933 Nazi book burnings took place the following year on

10.Feb.1934 -when, on orders from John D. Rockefeller, Jr, workmen at Rockefeller Center used axes to destroy Diego Rivera's 63-foot-long mural

Man at the Crossroads because it included a detail of Lenin in a May Day parade See "Diego Rivera's Man at the Crossroads" --
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/cultureshock/flashpoints/visualarts/diegorivera_a.html
(PBS Culture Shock website)
23.Nov.2006 https://www.well.com/user/jmalloy/gunterandgwen/refs.html Notes for Revelations of Secret Surveillance by Judy Malloy
23.Nov.2006 https://www.well.com/user/jmalloy/gunterandgwen/refs.html

Researching what life might have been like for Claidia and Avram in Los Angeles, I discovered Stephan Alexander's book: Communazis, FBI Surveillance
of German Emigre Writers . The title is unfortunate. People who protested the Nazis and were persecuted by the Nazis were not "Communazis". Nevertheless,
Alexander's book convincingly documents relentless FBI spying on and covert intrusion in the lives of German writers and artists who came to this country to escape Nazi persecution.

Intensified by the discovery in FBI files that while writers who had criticized Hitler were spied on,

intelligence agents whitewashed the backgrounds of Nazi criminal scientists who were given leading jobs in NASA, the military + industry

my own anger is reflected in Gunter's dismay when he discovers that US intelligence agencies
spied on his mother and grandparents:

"'Sid told me that all the German exiles were under surveillance,' he said.

'Not only by the FBI but also what was then the CIA,
and military intelligence agencies.

They were watched night and day.
Their mail was censored.
Their phones tapped; their houses secretly ransacked.
They themselves followed.

My grandparents would almost surely have been watched.
Not only during the war. But also after the war.
My mother when she was growing up.

It did not matter that they were not Communists.
They would have been under surveillance for all of their lives in this country.'"

It was only the beginning of a series of discoveries of well-researched evidence that intelligence agencies spy on many writers and artists all their lives.

The feeling of being under constant surveillance of having one's life constantly interfered with was beginning to seem less like paranoia and more the likely result of unwarranted surveillance
23.Nov.2006 Atlanta: 92- Jährige zielt auf Polizisten und wird erschossen
23.Nov.2006 Schufa- Studie: Private Schulden der Deutschen wachsen

23.Nov.2006 Alte Beisser: Zähne erzählen von langer Neandertaler- Kindheit
23.Nov.2006 Berlin- Kreuzberg: Im Kiez kehrt keine Ruhe ein

23.Nov.2006 Korruptionsaffäre: Bande soll Siemens um 200 Millionen Euro betrogen haben

23.Nov.2006 Amoklauf von Emsdetten: Zehn Millionen legale Waffen - und ein paar Millionen illegale
23.Nov.2006 Proteste: Brüsseler VW- Mitarbeiter demonstrieren Kampfbereitschaft www.law.cornell.edu
23.Nov.2006 https://janedoe0911.tripod.com/BilliardBalls.html

Conclusion:

In conclusion, the explanations of the collapse that have been given by the 9/11 Commission Report and NIST are not physically possible.  A new investigation is needed to determine the true cause of what happened to these buildings on 11.Sep.2001.  The "collapse" of all three WTC buildings may be considered the greatest engineering disaster in the history of the world and deserves a thorough investigation. 
22.Nov.
2006 https://janedoe0911.tripod.com/StarWarsBeam6.html

16.Nov.2006 The Star Wars Beam Weapon - by Judy Wood and Morgan Reynolds -last updated,
22.Nov.
2006 https://janedoe0911.tripod.com/StarWarsBeam6.html

Shortcuts:

Jump to: Other (other anomalous events)

Jump to: Bankers Trust

Jump to: Planes Ordered to Land

Jump to: Technique

Jump to: Explosions

Jump to: WTC1 and WTC2 vs. WTC7

Jump to: Traditional CD doesn't do this.

Jump to: Eyewitness testimony

Jump to: Is it Possible that Such Technology Exists?

Jump to: Conclusions

Jump to: Acknowledgements
22.Nov.
2006 https://janedoe0911.tripod.com/StarWarsBeam2.html

V. WTC and Kingdome

Careful data on the

26.Mar.2000 Kingdome demolition are available.

They allow us to estimate what the earthquake-equivalent impact of the Twin Tower destructions should have been.

11.Sep.2001 -pre- and unlikely to be politically corrupted - are The Kingdome data.
Bedrock conditions are important in affecting earthquake-equivalent (Richter) readings.

If a structure is anchored directly to bedrock, its demolition will yield a higher Richter than if it were not anchored in bedrock.

Why?

Because if not anchored to bedrock, the energy released by demolition is dissipated via the earth "cushioning" materials.

If anchored to bedrock, the released energy directly impacts bedrock, "pinging" the earth directly without any dampening, allowing the signal to carry better to recording stations.

It would be like hitting your mattress with a hammer versus hitting a tuning fork.

Which one carries a stronger signal to its base?
The Kingdome was not anchored in bedrock.

If the Kingdome Richter value was a 2.3 reading transferred through soft material,

a building with 30x the potential energy anchored directly in bedrock should have transferred a much higher signal to earthquake monitoring instruments.

Amazingly, the south tower reading of 2.1 was lower than the Kingdome’s 2.3

despite the tower having 30x the potential energy and being anchored in bedrock.

The difference in these Richter readings imply the Tower had only 60% of the potential energy of the Kingdome instead of the real range of 3,000%, an absurd implication.

And the fact that the Towers were anchored in bedrock means that the energy release should have rung through to recording instruments loud and clear.
22.Nov.
2006 https://janedoe0911.tripod.com/StarWarsBeam3.html

The World Trade Center (WTC) towers did not "collapse" on 9/11/01, they were pulverized ( Blown to Kingdom Come ) before a gravity-driven collapse was even a possibility. Below, we discuss how this was done.

VI. Pulverized to dust

The government maintains that the Twin Towers were each hit by aircraft + the subsequent fires weakened the steel in the upper stories,

initiating a gravity-driven "pancake collapse," as illustrated in Figure 30.

There are many problems with this hypothesis.

The most obvious problem with it is the near free-fall speed of the destruction of these buildings (see Billiard Balls ).

A second problem is the paucity of remaining material.

Where are the concrete floors?

Where is the office furniture?

Where is the office machinery?

Where are the filing cabinets?

Where is the wall board?

Where are the bookcases?

They were not there,

so most of it

appears to have turned to dust,

as illustrated in Figure 31.
22.Nov.
2006 https://covertoperations.blogspot.com/2006/11/ground-zero-smoking-gun-1.html
Police State Apparatus in Place for a Coming Economic Meltdown?

22.Nov.2006 https://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/mpapps/pagetools/print/news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6172530.stm

The Sican culture flourished from approximately AD 800-1300, one of several metalworking societies which succumbed to drought and conquest.

Archaeologists working on the project say the find will help them understand details of the culture.

Sican was a very organised society
Izumi Shimada

22.Nov.2006 Iran: The Next War - sfux James Bamford -

Even before the bombs fell on Baghdad, a group of senior Pentagon officials were plotting to invade another country.

Their covert campaign once again relied on false intelligence and shady allies. But

this time, the target was Iran.
22.Nov.2006 Libanesischer Minister ermordet - sfux Beirut -

Der christlich-libanesische Politiker und Industrieminister Pierre Gemayel ist in Beirut einem Mordanschlag zum Opfer gefallen. Er war der Sohn des ehemaligen Präsidenten Amine Gemayel.
Das Attentat auf den prominenten Politiker hat die politische Krise im Libanon dramatisch verschärft. Er ist bereits der fünfte Politiker oder Intellektuelle aus dem antisyrischen Lager, der in den vergangenen zwei Jahren ermordet wurde.

22.Nov.2006 The highjacking of a Nation - sfux -Part 1: The Foreign Agent Factor
Sibel Edmonds
- In his farewell address in 1796, George Washington warned that America must be constantly awake against ?the insidious wiles of foreign influence?since history...
22.Nov.2006 Religion Catches Hell from Scientists (published on Tue, 21 Nov 2006 18:13:02 -0500)
At a California biological studies institute forum, defenders of science began to sound like the founders of a political party built on a single plank: In a world dangerously charged with ideology, science needs to take on an evangelical role, vying with religion as teller of the greatest story ever told. Maybe the pivotal moment came when Steven Weinberg, a Nobel laureate in physics, warned that [...]

22.Nov.2006 * LINKS * - BG 
Kiss it if you please aangirfan: "Mossad killed Hariri" - German criminologist A British citizen accused of bomb plots in the UK only confessed after being tortured, a trial has heard. Salahuddin Amin, 31, from Luton, Bedfordshire, was held for 10 months by the security services... UK agents 'may have colluded in torture' Confession that formed base of Iraq war was acquired under torture ... Guardian Unlimited Special reports Revealed: UK wartime ... torture The Observer International MI6 and
CIA 'sent student to ... Morocco Mumbai Police's shameless treatment of Muslims is exposed by ... Sir Richard...
Source: https://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2006/11/links-kiss-it-if-you-please-aangirfan.html

22.Nov.2006 * LINKS * - BG 
Kiss it if you please aangirfan: "Mossad killed Hariri" - German criminologist A British citizen accused of bomb plots in the UK only confessed after being tortured, a trial has heard. Salahuddin Amin, 31, from Luton, Bedfordshire, was held for 10 months by the security services... UK agents 'may have colluded in torture' Confession that formed base of Iraq war was acquired under torture ... Guardian Unlimited Special reports Revealed: UK wartime ... torture The Observer International MI6 and
CIA 'sent student to ... Morocco Mumbai Police's shameless treatment of Muslims is exposed by ... Sir Richard...
22.Nov.2006 political-research : Message: Ehud Olmert: Israel ... - BG https://groups.yahoo.com/group/political-research/message/22191
22.Nov.2006 Ground Zero Smoking Gun #1 - BG 
I don't know quite how they did this, but somehow they tilted this huge section of WTC1 wall so it fell UP the street rather than fall accross the street and damage the World Financial Center: (double click to enlarge) This all goes to the point of how little major collateral damage there was to NON-WTC buildings. Judy Wood has an amazing picture of this section of wall from the street perspective on this page. This section was laying right in West Side Highway, ready for trucks to come and haul it away + was one of the first things they cleaned up-- therefore is not visible in many pics of Ground Zero....
Source: https://covertoperations.blogspot.com/2006/11/ground-zero-smoking-gun-1.html

22.Nov.2006 Blair is a fucking lying, mur... - BG 
05.30 GMT Pierre Gemayel was shot dead by gunmen in Beirut today.

On the BBC PM program, Tony Blair said .." We must do everything we can to protect Democracy in Lebanon"

This is the cunt who sat on his hands +

whistled as IDF forces blasted, bombed, rocketed, shelled Southern Lebanon for 2 weeks the UN + it's apologists like Tony Blair + Condi Rice sat + argued + talked in New York...
Source: https://postmanpatel.blogspot.com/2006/11/blair-is-fucking-lying-murderous.html

22.Nov.2006 [Official Google Video Blog] After The Elections -... - BG 
With the
2006 U.S. elections just finished, the important issues facing Americans -- education, health care, national security, the economy and others -- demand serious attention from Republicans and Democrats alike, no matter which side winds up controlling Congress.
The New America Foundation
is a Washington DC-based, non-partisan think tank that regularly brings together policy experts from across the political spectrum to tackle vital domestic and global issues.

More than 170 of these New America events are now on Google Video, with new videos being added each week.
A few highlights are featured below -- detailing some of the most important issues for this election and beyond: Click here to watch "The Great Risk Shift"
In The Great Risk Shift:

The Assault on American Jobs, Families, Health Care + Retirement And How You Can Fight Back, New America Fellow Jacob S. Hacker lays bare the new economic realities facing American families. 1 hr 26 min 57 sec
Click here to watch "Can the Employer Role in Health Insurance Be Preserved?"
The New America Foundation and the Brookings Institution sponsored this second conversation in a series about the future of the employer-based health insurance system. Senators Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and Gordon Smith (R-OR) discussed their perspective on how the employer system can continue to provide coverage for American workers and their families. 85 min 7 sec
Click here to watch "Closing the Achievement Gap"
Gov. Tim Kaine (D-VA) presented a half-hour speech to over a hundred guests at the New America Foundation on Tuesday, 25.Jul.
2006 .

Kaine described his views on the importance of early childhood education, which studies show can reduce the number of unprepared students entering kindergarten each year and reduce the number of elementary school children who fail to advance to the next grade at the en d of the school year. 1 hr 18 min 25 sec
Share this video with your friends using the "Send link to a friend" feature! Learn how here!
21.Nov.
2006 05:04:00 PM Posted by Google Video team to Official Google Video Blog at

22.Nov.2006 Somalia flood waters still rising Flood waters in southern Somalia continue to rise and cholera has broken out, an aid worker tells the BBC.
22.Nov.2006 Rwandan leader rejects trial call Rwandan President Paul Kagame rejects accusations of involvement in the 1994 killing which sparked genocide.
22.Nov.2006 EU and AU tackle migration crisis Ministers from Europe and Africa hold talks on how to halt the influx of illegal African migrants to Europe.
22.Nov.2006 Close contest as Dutch cast votes Dutch voters go to the polls in a tight race between the governing Christian Democrats and the centre-left.
22.Nov.2006 Tomb find reveals pre-Inca city Spectacular archaeological find on Peru's coast yields secrets of the 1,000-year-old "Lords of Sican".
22.Nov.2006 Africa baby deaths 'preventable' More than one million African babies do not survive their first month of life, the World Health Organisation says.
22.Nov.2006 Bemba condemns Congo violence The party of the man who officially lost DR Congo's election condemns violence by his supporters on Tuesday.
22.Nov.2006 Bush to meet Iraqi PM in Jordan President Bush is to discuss the situation in Iraq with its Prime Minister Nouri Maliki in Jordan next week.
22.Nov.2006 New arrest warrant for Fujimori A Peru judge issues a new arrest warrant against ex-leader Alberto Fujimori over murder charges.
22.Nov.2006 China's HIV/Aids cases jump 30% China's reported cases of HIV/Aids jump 30% in a year, authorities say, partly due to better testing.
22.Nov.2006 N Korea 'won't stop nuclear plan' A top North Korean official is quoted saying Pyongyang will not abandon nuclear weapons when it returns to talks.
22.Nov.2006 Russia police 'regularly torture' Russian officials frequently beat, rape and torture detainees, a report by Amnesty International says.
22.Nov.2006 China lauds India-Pakistan peace President Hu Jintao says China could help peace moves between South Asian rivals, India and Pakistan.
22.Nov.2006 Give addicts heroin, says officer The deputy chief constable of Nottinghamshire calls for heroin to be prescribed as a way of curbing crime.
22.Nov.2006 Fake medicines 'a growing menace' The European Union is warned to take steps to combat the growing problem of counterfeit drugs.
22.Nov.2006 Global methane rise slowing down Measures to reduce emissions of methane from gas pipelines and farms are working, research suggests.
22.Nov.2006 Motorists to give fingerprints Police start taking fingerprints using mobile electronic devices to identify suspects while out on patrol.
22.Nov.2006 Gaza shields an 'illegal tactic' A watchdog criticises Palestinian armed groups in Gaza for using civilians as human shields against Israeli attacks.
22.Nov.2006 Pollution turns Yellow River red A stretch of China's Yellow River runs red for the second time in a month because of pollution, media says.
22.Nov.2006 Jubilation over Nepal peace pact Jubilation across Nepal marks the landmark peace pact between the government and Maoist rebels.
22.Nov.2006 Security adviser: Cyberthreats keep growing Howard Schmidt, former security adviser to the White House, warns of upcoming threats to businesses and the Net itself.
22.Nov.2006 Sun knocked out of DARPA supercomputer project IBM and Cray each get multimillion-dollar awards to keep working on completing supercomputers, but Sun is left out of the running.
22.Nov.2006 K Police Implement Roadside Fingerprinting Tools - ScuttleMonkey 34 - mormop the

BBC is reporting that police in the UK have implemented a pilot program that allows officers to fingerprint drivers using a small handheld scanner connected to a database of approximately 6.5 million prints. From the article: "Officers promise prints will not be kept on file but concerns have been raised about civil liberties. [...] It is primarily aimed at motorists because banned or uninsured drivers often give false names, although pedestrians could also be asked to give prints if they are suspected to have committed an offence."
22.Nov.2006 Hunter opposes more defense oversight. - Nico 
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), the outgoing Armed Services Committee chairman and “close ally
of criminal ex-Rep. Duke Cunningham (R-CA), says “he sees no need to revive an oversight and investigations subcommittee to question current + proposed Pentagon policies.”

Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO), the expected incoming chairman, thinks otherwise.
22.Nov.2006 Newt has plan to become president ‘almost by magic.’ - Nico 
“I am not ‘running’ for president,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) tells Fortune.

I am seeking to create a movement to win the future by offering a series of solutions so compelling that if the American people say I have to be president, it will happen.”
22.Nov.2006 Iraqis Overwhelmingly Demand U.S. Troops Withdraw Within One Year - Judd In a

19.Sep.200- speech to the United Nations, President Bush had a message for the Iraqi people:

To the people of Iraq: Nearly 12 million of you braved the car bombers and assassins last December to vote in free elections. The world saw you hold up purple ink-stained fingers + your courage filled us with admiration. You’ve stood firm in the face of horrendous acts of terror and sectarian violence — and we will not abandon you in your struggle to build a free nation.

In a recent poll by WorldOpinion.org, the Iraqi people had a message for President Bushthey’d like to be abandoned and fairly quickly:

In sum, “Seven out of ten Iraqis overall–including both the Shia majority (74%) and the Sunni minority (91%)–say they want the USA to leave within a year.”

Note:

less than 10% of Iraqis nationwide support a U.S. withdrawal only as “the security situation improves,” the current policy of the Bush administration. Digg It! (HT: Political Animal)
22.Nov.2006 Following a speech in Abu Dhabi, - Nico former President Bush was “Bush_defends_son_1121.html">forced to defend his son from verbal attacksfrom a “hostile audience.

” “We do not respect your son,” a woman in the audience told Bush.

We do not respect what he’s doing all over the world.” “

Bush appeared stunned as the audience of young business leaders whooped and whistled in approval” at the woman’s comments, coming after the “retired president had just finished a folksy address on leadership by telling the audience how deeply hurt he feels when his son the president is criticized.”
22.Nov.2006 Rush’s red state blues. - Faiz A new Democracy Corps poll finds that, in conservative-held congressional districts nationwide, “liberals” + “progressives” are viewed more favorably than Rush Limbaugh.

On a scale of warm (100) to cold (0), here was the breakdown: progressives 45.0; liberals 40.1; Rush Limbaugh 33.0.
22.Nov.2006 Hagel: ‘The Time For More Troops Is Past,’ McCain’s Plan Is ‘Not Realistic,’ ‘The Wrong Approach’ - Faiz 
Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE), a prominent conservative member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said today on MSNBC that Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) plan to send 20,000 more troops
to Iraq is “not realistic.”

The time for more troops is past,” he said. “We don’t want to put more troops in now. Even if we had them, that’s the wrong approach.” Watch it: Full transcript:

MITCHELL: Let’s talk a bit about some of the plans that the Pentagon is supposedly considering, first of all, sending 20,000 more troops into Iraq, a short-term surge, an effort to try to stabilize Baghdad. Is that realistic? And is that cover for more quickly phasing out and withdrawing?

HAGEL: Andrea, it is not realistic. General Abizaid noted that when he was here last week before the Senate Armed Services Committee. We don’t have the troops. That’s number one.

Number two, even if we did, it’s the wrong approach. The time for more troops is past.

We’ve been in Iraq now almost four years. We went in completely undermanned, under-managed. We didn’t understand what we were getting into. We didn’t have the plans. We should have gone in with three times the troops that we had.

Those days are over. We’re not going to recapture that and go back and unwind those bad decisions.

We don’t want to put more troops in now. Even if we had them, that’s the wrong approach.

There’s not going to be a military resolution that decides the outcome of Iraq. It will be a political solution. It will include the Iraqi people, countries like Iran, Syria, Jordan and other countries around it.

Our options there are very limited right now. I hope that the president will be able to use the Baker-Hamilton commission to build a new bipartisan foundation in order to start moving this country, the USA, out of Iraq.
22.Nov.2006 President Bush told a group of Indonesian schoolkids - Faiz that his favorite activity growing up was baseball. “I liked baseball. That was my hobby. Sports,” he said.

Then, perhaps realizing that sports was the wrong thing to push in a classroom, even a fake one, the president added: ‘The best thing that I did was to learn how to read.’ Continuing in that vein, the last thing we heard before being pushed out was Bush cautioning the kids that ‘there are people who watch TV too much.’”
22.Nov.2006 No verdict in Colombia rebel trial -A jury fails to reach a verdict in the first trial in the US of a member of Colombia's left-wing Farc rebels.
22.Nov.2006 Nasa fears worst for spacecraft The US space agency says the veteran Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft is probably lost and unrecoverable.
22.Nov.2006 Rebooting the Ecosystem Global warming is real. We did it. Now it's time to talk about repairs. By David Wolman from Wired magazine.
22.Nov.2006 Big Brother Is Listening A Dutch town installs street mikes that use acoustic-recognition tech to listen for signs of aggression in the human voices passing by, then alert authorities if things get out of hand. Simmer down, shouters. In Listening Post.
22.Nov.2006 U.S. Tourists: Prepare for Flu The State Department instructs American globetrotters to stockpile provisions, set up "social distance" quarantines and chlorinate rainwater, just in case. Now, wouldn't that scare the locals? In Beyond the Beyond.
22.Nov.2006 How To: Foil Wiretaps at Home Just say no to government agents crashing your exclusive pool parties. Follow these easy tips to keep the feds from getting an earful at your expense. By Annalee Newitz from Wired magazine.
22.Nov.2006 That Draft Just Won't Blow Away - Paul Joseph Watson 
That Draft Just Won't Blow Away Despite Democratic disinterest, plans are carefully laid for re-introduction of conscription absent one catalyzing event

22.Nov.2006 FBI Helped Frame Four Innocen... - BG 
Like a bad novel: Four Were Framed With The
FBI's Help When a flurry of gunshots ended Edward "Teddy" Deegan's misspent life more than 40 years ago, there should have been no mystery about who pulled the trigger.

FBI agents had been listening to the murder plot unfold for five months through a microphone hidden in a mob office and through reports from informants. They knew that Vincent "Jimmy" Flemmi and Joseph "The Animal" Barboza, two hoodlums the bureau was recruiting as informants, were behind the conspiracy.

But what should have been an open-and-shut case turned into a legal nightmare. Thousands of recently disclosed U.S. Justice Department records show that the FBI, in order to cultivate Flemmi and Barboza as informants, allowed them to frame four innoc...
Source: https://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/discourse/~3/52121611/
fbi_helped_frame_four_innocent_men_40_years_ago.html
22.Nov.2006 Denise Brown Says News Corp. Offered ‘Hush Money’ To Keep Quiet About O.J. Interview - Think Progress 
Right-wing media mogul Rupert Murdoch has portrayed his decision to cancel the O.J. Simpson book and interview as a principled stand, calling it an “ill-considered project.” But new details seriously undermine that claim.

An executive from Murdoch’s News Corporation told the New York Times that the rights to the Simpson’s book “could still be sold to another publisher,” meaning that Murdoch would still profit from the project. And this morning on NBC’s Today Show, Nicole Brown Simpson’s sister Denise accused News Corp. of trying to buy her family’s silence for “millions of dollars.”

They wanted to offer us millions of dollars. Millions of dollars for, like, ‘Oh, I’m sorry’ money. But they were still going to air the show. … We just thought, ‘oh my god.’ What they’re trying to do is trying to keep us quiet, trying to make this like hush money, trying to go around the civil verdict, giving us this money to keep our mouths shut. Watch it:

AP reports that spokesman for News Corp. “confirmed that the company had conversations with representatives of Nicole Brown Simpson’s and Ron Goldman’s families over the past week and that the families were offered all profits from the planned Simpson book and television show, but he denied that it was hush money.” Digg It!

Full transcript:

LAUER: Denise Brown is Nicole Brown?s sister. Denise, good morning again, good to see you.

BROWN: Good morning.

LAUER: So I read a portion of Rupert Murdoch?s statement a second ago. ?I and senior management agree with the American public this was an ill-considered project.? You reacted by saying, ?Yay for the American people.? The outrage was important. What about you? Did you have any personal contact with Fox on this?

BROWN: Well, actually we did. They contacted us, News Corp. contacted us + what they wanted to do was, they wanted to offer us millions of dollars?

LAUER: Millions of dollars?

BROWN: Millions of dollars for, like, ?Oh, I?m sorry? money, but they were still going to air the show.

[Snip]

BRONW: Well when this offer from News Corp. came to us, we just thought, “Oh my God!” Well, what they’re trying to do is trying to keep us quiet, try to make this like hush money, trying to go around the civil verdict. Giving us this money to keep our mouth’s shut.

LAUER: Let me just make sure I understand for the record. When this call came to your attorneys from Fox, the family’s reaction was absolutely not.

BROWN: Absolutely not. We were not going to take it. We are taking the high road. We are taking the legal road. The public, the American public has spoken. Their outcry to have this TV show and the book banned, not to be aired, was the people talking + we felt the same way. We are not going to take - it doesn’t matter how many millions of dollars someone offers us - we are not going to take it.
22.Nov.2006 Kentucky newspaper op-ed blows the whistle: - Nico “Hippies still trying to ruin the country.”
22.Nov.2006 Cavuto: America’s #1 Movie, Happy Feet, Is ‘Offensive,’ ‘An Animated Inconvenient Truth’ - Judd 
The #1 movie in the country, the animated film “Happy Feet,” is “an entertaining story about a young bird’s journey toward self-acceptance.” But to Fox News’ Neil Cavuto it’s insidious “far left” political
propaganda.

Cavuto saw the movie with his sons and found it “offensive.” Cavuto objected to the fact that penguins in the movie have trouble finding food because of overfishing and oil drilling. Cavuto called the film “an animated ‘Inconvenient Truth.’ I half expected to see an animated version of Al Gore pop-up.” Watch it:

Cavuto is objecting to introducing children to a real problem. A recent study in Science found “There will be virtually nothing left to fish from the seas by the middle of the century if current trends continue.”

(HT: NewsHounds) Transcript:

CUVUTO: Well, those cute little penguins in “Happy Feet,” winning at the box office, earning more than $42 million. In the movie the penguins are starving, the fish are all gone and it’s clear human and big buisness are to blame. Is Hollywood using kid’s films to promote a far left message. Entertainment critic Holly McClure says “Yes + it’s wrong.” Holly, so you though it was over the top?

MCCLURE: Well, I did, Neil. I tell you, I went watching this movie saying Ok, great, a light-harded fun film — love these animated pictures. And it’s interesting how realistic it looks. You get in there and you’re enjoying all the fun and frivolity and, yes, it’s a takeoff of the penguin documentary. And then along comes the subtle messages. One by one they come in. I felt like i was watching “Dirty Dancing” penguin-style. You know, the preaching against tap dancing and being liberal and stay conformed. And then it started to get into the other messages. Yes, we had that plastic ring around one of the penguin’s neck.

CUVUTO: Yes. Yes.

MCCLURE: From there it got worse.

CUVUTO: Holly, I saw this with my two little boys. What I found offensive — I don’t care what your stands are on the environment — is that they shove this in a kid’s movie. So you hear the penguins are starving and they’re starving because of mean old men, mean old companies, arctic fishing, a big taboo. And they’re foisting this on my kids who frankly were more bored that it was a nearly two-hour movie. And they’re kids! [Snip]

My biggest thing was — you can make a political statement all you want — adult movie and all. I just think it’s a little tacky + a big-time objectionable when you start foisting it on kids who don’t know any better. [Snip]

Even more telling to me was the fact that — I though it was like an animated “Inconvenient Truth.” I half expected to see an animated version of Al Gore to pop-up. I must be the only one in the theatre having this reaction because, you know, my boys are just bouncing off the wall because it’s so damn long. But the other issue is that, you know, that is animated “Inconvenient Truth.”
22.Nov.2006 Compassionate conservatism. - Nico “State psychiatric hospitals will begin turning away new patients on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, in response to emergency budget cuts issued earlier this month by Gov. Mitt Romney,” the AP reports. “The cuts will force the elimination of 170 Department of Mental Health staff positions, including staffers who provide care to hundreds of emotionally disturbed children and teens.”
22.Nov.2006 The YouTube Effect TV advertising is broken, putting $67 billion up for grabs. Which explains why Google spent a billion and change on an online video startup. By Bob Garfield from Wired magazine.
21.Nov.2006 November 21, 2006 - Think Progress 
President
Bush made a six-hour, carefully orchestrated visit to Indonesia on Monday marked by large demonstrations against the administration and its policies towards the Muslim world.

Bushstayed behind the fenced wall of the palace compound all day.” Indonesia’s president called on the U.S. to plan an “ultimate exit strategyfrom Iraq.

Syria and Iraq have restored diplomatic relations twenty-four years after Syria broke ties and accused Saddam “of inciting riots in Syria by the banned Muslim Brotherhood.”

The Do-Nothing Congress passes the buck. “Republicans vacating the Capitol are dumping a big spring cleaning job on Democrats moving in.” Congressional leaders “have opted to leave behind almost a half-trillion-dollar clutter of unfinished spending bills,” which “promises to consume time and energy” from the 110th Congress.

Leading public universities have become enclaves for the privileged and are failing to give bright minority and low-income students fair access to higher education,” a new report by the Education Trust says.

At least 140 people were reported killed around Iraq yesterday. “At least 60 bodies were discovered in the capital. Most were middle-aged men, stripped of identification papers, who had been handcuffed, tortured and shot.”

The foreign minister of Oman said, “ US policy in Iraq has handed the country to the Al-Qaeda network .” “Al-Qaeda…has established itself there and now controls whole regions,” the pro-Western Gulf state’s top diplomat said. “We hope that [the U.S.] will rethink their policy.”

The Pentagon has “extended its timeline to destroy its aging chemical weapons arsenal until 2023, despite concerns by Congress and watchdog groups that the stockpiles raise the risk of an accident or theft by terrorists,” and despite the 2012 deadline set by the international Chemical Weapons Convention.

House leaders say they will advance ethics reform “with a twist: Instead of forwarding one big bill, Democrats will put together an ethics package on the House floor piece by piece, allowing incoming freshmen to take charge of high-profile issues and lengthening the time spent on the debate.

The approach will ensure that each proposal…is debated on its own and receives its own vote.”

Rude immigration officials and visa delays keep millions of foreign visitors away from the USA, hurt the country’s already battered image + cost the U.S. billions of dollars in lost revenue,” according to a Discover America Partnership report.
22.Nov.2006 Cottonmouth: A Whole New Meaning Scientists create the first edible cottonseed through genetic engineering. By neutralizing the toxic chemical gossypol present in cottonseed, the high-protein seed could help feed millions. In Bodyhack.
22.Nov.2006 ers License Swipes Raise Privacy Concerns - kdawson 235-
Clubs in New York, New Jersey + elsewhere are requiring patrons to give up their drivers licenses for a swipe through a card reader. Some bars do this too. The card reader displays their birth date and the establishments let it be assumed that the only purpose of the swipe is to check the customer's age.

They rarely if ever disclose that the personal data stored on the license — the customer's name, address, license number, perhaps even height, weight + eye color — go into a database and are retained, perhaps indefinitely. While a federal law forbids selling or sharing data from drivers licenses, there is no prohibition against collecting it.

A few states have enacted such prohibitions — New Hampshire, Texas + Nebraska. Privacy advocates warn that such personal data, once in a database, is bound to be misused. From the article:

"'I don't see no problem,' said [a club-goer], 22. 'That happens every day on the Internet. Any hacker can get the information anyway.'

[A Web media executive] said such reactions aren't surprising from a generation accustomed to sharing personal information on Web sites such as Facebook.com and Myspace.com. 'The kids don't care,' [he] said, 'because only old people like you and me suffer from the illusion of privacy these days.'"
22.Nov.2006 Mars Probe Probably Lost Forever - kdawson 148
David Shiga writes, "NASA's silent Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft is likely lost forever. The space agency attempted to take a picture of the 10-year-old spacecraft using the newer Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, but did not detect it, either because its orbit has shifted since last contact, or because it isn't reflecting enough sunlight to be visible. NASA has now ordered its Opportunity rover to listen from the planet's surface for MGS's radio beacon. If that fails, the agency may call on the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft to join the search. But MGS may already have run out of power and NASA officials are not optimistic about recovering it."

22.Nov.2006 What's the Problem With US High Schools? - Cliff 862
GrumpySimon asks: "ABC News is reporting that High School kids are dropping out of high school in 'epidemic proportions', with an estimated 2,500 kids quitting daily. What's wrong with our school system that so many kids prefer working 40 hours a week instead? How can this be fixed?"

It seems to be an America truism that "things get better after High School," and it wouldn't be surprising if most of you readers feel the same way.

However, why does it have to be this way? What's the big problem with American High Schools where more and more children are feeling that it's better to risk the "real world" than to continue on with their education? Of course, another question that should be asked is: Is High School really the problem, or is it America's Educational system as a whole?
22.Nov.2006 Open Source Databases "50% Cheaper" - kdawson 230 pete314 writes,

"Open source databases can cut the total cost of ownership of a database by up to 60% compared to the cost of running proprietary databases from Oracle, Microsoft or IBM. According to data collected by Forrester Research, the savings average about 50%. Open source databases however still struggle to reach mission-critical enterprise applications because enterprises perceive them to be less secure and stable."
22.Nov.2006 London Police Equipped With 360-Degree Cams - kdawson 212+
OriginalArlen writes, "In a story so surreal I had to check the primary source, the Register reports that the (London, UK) Metropolitan Police are trying out the use of eight tiny cams, mounted in the police helmet, to provide 360-degree evidence gathering in the event that an officer witnesses a crime. The press release also gives more evidence of the stealth spread of ubiquitous ANPR systems across the country as a spin-off 'benefit' to the London car congestion-charging scheme, which is likely to be rolled out across the country in the next few years. Are we already living in a Panopticon Society?" According to this report from the information commissioner for Great Britain, yep.

22.Nov.2006 Green Light For ITER Fusion Project - kdawson 329+ brian0918 writes,

"A seven-member international consortium has signed a formal agreement to build the $12.8 billion International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). From the article: 'Representatives from China, the European Union, India, Japan, Russia, South Korea + the USA signed the pact, sealing a decade of negotiations.

The project aims to research a clean and limitless alternative to dwindling fossil fuel reserves, although nuclear fusion remains an unproven technology.' ITER will be built 'in Cadarache, southern France, over the course of a decade, starting

00.000.2008.'" If ITER is successful, a commercial reactor could be built by

00.000.2040 .

Funny, I seem to remember fusion researchers from Livermore in the

00.000.1970 s say that commercial power was 20 years away...
22.Nov.2006 Watchtower Observer forum - Watchtower Court Victories Coincided ...

Pastor Charles Taze Russell : An Early American Christian Zionist ... MASONIC FAMILY" WEB SITE AND GENESSEE LODGE NO, 174 - Billy Graham is a Freemason ... https://kent.steinhaug.no/forum/showthread.php?s=389d72c10767156c96623f1be27039a6&threadid=4593&goto=nextoldest
22.Nov.2006 https://alfatomega.com/Mia_Couto_BUSH.html

CARTA de Mia Couto AO RESIDENTE BUSH

Mia Couto

Senhor Presidente: ...

22.Nov.2006 Institute for the Study of Violent Groups

Title :

Evil Money :

The Inside Story of Money Laundering & Corruption in ... 184 92 Operation C Chase and, 70 Pharaon +, 179 political leaders ... www.isvg.org/index.php?option=com_bibliography&func=showarecord&id=34&catid=67&Itemid=64 Fourwinds10.com - News - Government > Fraud >> US Government ...

Systematics' money - laundering role for the intelligence community .

bought the National Bank of Georgia, formerly acquired from Bert Lance by Pharaon . https://fourwinds10.com/news/05-government/C-fraud/04-US-gov/2003/05C4-12-07-03-one-too-many-suicides.html
The Dubya Report - Family Affair: the
Bushes and the Bin Ladens

Pharaon's site claims that his involvement with BCCI was just another venture in ...

For example, " Even after [BCCI] was indicted on drug money laundering ... www.thedubyareport.com/bushbin.html
NOt another cut and paste hatchet job - PUNCH DRUNK POLITICS ...

The following year Mahfouz + Saudi businessman Ghaith Pharaon invested in the ...

For example, " Even after [BCCI] was indicted on drug money laundering ... punchdrunkpolitics.tribe.net/thread/d270c02a-6fea-4aff-bc95-d0ee81e1587b
NYT > Federal Reserve System - Narrowed by 'FINES (PENALTIES)'

Pharaon, amid indications that he was selling off his American holdings . two former executives yesterday on fraud + theft + money-laundering counts. topics.nytimes.com/.../index.html?query=FINES%20(PENALTIES)&field=des&match=exact&rss=1
George
Bush

00.000.0000 -The following year- Mahfouz +

Saudi businessman Ghaith Pharaon invested in the Main ...

Even after [ BCCI ] was indicted on drug money laundering charges ... davysewell.tripod.com/george_bush.htm
I saw fate whiz back by me

Sally Denton + husband Roger Morris, authors of ' The Money and the ... they may have been engaged in money laundering + planning for their operation . informant38.blogspot.com/2004_10_01_informant38_archive.html Scoop: UQ Wire: Harken Energy Chronology

It was a drug + weapons conduit + money laundering operation fronting as a bank ...

And, of course, UBS was now a major shareholder in Harken Energy, ... www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0210/S00178.htm
LP: THE
BCCI AFFAIR Pharaon + binMahfouz mean he is in any way associated with BCCI .

The BCCI was accused in senator John- Kerry's report of money - laundering and of ... www.libertypost.org/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=45998&Disp=10&Trace=on
Bush Is No Good Trade

00.000.1980 -Closed- Nugan Hand was not only tied to drug- money laundering ...

GHAITH PHARAON --Alleged BCCI front man in secret dealings in U.S. + elsewhere. www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/611882/posts
22.Nov.2006<nettime> Report links Bush to Argentina crisis

The link to Pharaon + BCCI will be another embarrassment for the Bushes -

BCCI had many ...

However, Cavallo was happy to use Carrio's money laundering ... www.nettime.org/Lists-Archives/nettime-l-0202/msg00026.html
22.Nov.2006 The Four Winds - Bringing TRUTH to the Four Winds of Earth-Shan

Bakhsh was a business partner with Gaith Pharaon in Saudi Arabia; ...

00.000.1990, BCCI was convicted of money laundering for the Columbian Cocaine Cartels in ... www.fourwinds10.com/NewsServer/ArticleDetails.php?ArticleID=7349
FTR#488—Funny Money, Covert Operations and Electoral Fraud—(One 30 ...

The article points out that money laundering appears to have been an almost ... +;

Ghaith Rashad Pharaon, a BCCI shareholder + front man for the bank’s ... www.spitfirelist.com/f488.html
The Junk Bond Daisy Chain Fraud Starring Leonard
23.Nov.2006. Millman, Larry ...

There is another Denver-based money laundering operation with ties to Leonard ...

This entire daisy chain fraud + money laundering is actually a global ... www.stewwebb.com/Junk%20Bond%20Daisy%20Chain%20Fraud%20by%20Stew%20Webb.html
22.Nov.2006 Watcher Magazine »

00.Jun.2006 Soon, the popular media were filled with tales of drug- money laundering, bankrolling of ... a wholly owned subsidiary of Union Bank of Switzerland ( UBS ). www.watchermagazine.com/?m=20060613
[Liberation News Service]: Countdown to Electoral Uprising -- 10 ...

One US indictment would say that money laundering was BCCI's "corporate strategy.

Ghaith Rashad Pharaon, a BCCI shareholder + front man for the bank’s ... https://mindspace.org/pipermail/liberationnewsservice_mindspace.org/Week-of-Mon-20041018/000662.html
Conspiracy and cover-up

00.000.1960 -s in the-
UBS was one of the “gnomes of Zurich” (Harold Wilson, 1965).

12. Cukurova Group: owns two small banks, prosecuted for laundering drugs money . www.springerlink.com/index/T01X4KM4RN56R861.pdf

22.Nov.2006Vince Foster, Part X

What do nuclear weapons, money laundering, covert operations, money management, ...

Kamal Adham + Ghaith Pharaon had built the Hyatt hotel in Riyad, ... https://orlingrabbe.com/part10.htm
LIST OF PARTICIPANTS /LISTE DES PARTICIPANTS Topic 3 – Seminar Nr ...
- Version HTML

Abdul Karim M. PHARAON .

Chief Justice at the Supreme Court of Justice ...

Anti- Money Laundering Unit.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. (UNODC) www.eipa.nl/modules/EuroMedJustice/Conferences/Topic4_Paris_24Apr/participants/ListParticipants.pdf
Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | City 'haven' for terrorist ...
City 'haven' for terrorist money laundering ...

00.000.1986-00.000.1998 only 357 money laundering cases came to trial in London,

compared with

00.000.1986-00.000.1998 538 in Italy ... www.guardian.co.uk/waronterror/story/0,,566665,00.html
Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | City 'haven' for terrorist ...
City 'haven' for terrorist money laundering Report says Bin Laden has extensive ...

00.000.1986-00.000.1998 only 357 money laundering cases came to trial in ... www.guardian.co.uk/waronterror/story/0,1361,566665,00.html
AlterNet: Election
2004: The Case That Kerry Cracked

One U.S. indictment would say that money laundering was BCCI's "corporate ...

Ghaith Rashad Pharaon, a BCCI shareholder + front man for the bank’s illegal ... www.alternet.org/election04/20268
In These Times * Questionable Ties

00.000.1980 -During the s,- BCCI also acted as a main conduit for laundering money ... with bin Mahfouz + Gaith Pharaon, BCCIs frontman in Houston’s Main Bank . www.inthesetimes.com/issue/25/25/feature3.shtml
Overseeing and overlooking: The US federal authorities' response to
money laundering + other misconduct at BCCI ... Ghaith Pharaon ), American lawyers (e.g. Clark Clifford + Robert Altman) www.springerlink.com/index/LR1167631T214784.pdf
<nettime> Report links
Bush to Argentina crisis

The link to Pharaon + BCCI will be another embarrassment for the Bushes - BCCI had many ...

However, Cavallo was happy to use Carrio's money laundering ... www.nettime.org/Lists-Archives/nettime-l-0202/msg00026.html
03.Nov.
2004 The Senator Who Exposed The Criminal Bankers

One U.S. indictment would say that money laundering was BCCI's "corporate strategy . who owned Houston's Main Bank with Bin Mahfouz + Pharaon ... www.albionmonitor.com/0411a/kerrybcci.html
22.Nov.2006 PUNCH DRUNK POLITICS's topics - tribe.net

00.000.19-- -The following year- Mahfouz + Saudi businessman Ghaith Pharaon invested in the ...

For example, " Even after [BCCI] was indicted on drug money laundering ... punchdrunkpolitics.tribe.net/threads/rss
A World of Unreality
This last charge, said the indictment, constituted money laundering.

Along with Abedi, Naqvi + Pharaon, the Fed asked that the ban be imposed on ... www.geocities.com/saudhouse_p/aworldof.htm
ICLR, vol. 28, no. 2
Ghaith Pharaon, a Saudi business executive + US$ 796 million to the Gokal family in ...

Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering recommendations ... www.bc.edu/schools/law/lawreviews/meta-elements/journals/bciclr/28_2/volume_28_2.pdf
© Rubbettino
Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) come standard appropriati per ...

00.000.1977 la partecipazione di quest’ultima venne rilevata da Ghaith Pharaon e ... www.difesa.it/backoffice/upload/allegati/2006/%7B9359A27D-413B-4BA6-AA93-F2D1DC8E4403%7D.pdf
Untitled

The U.S. + money laundering prosper in myriad forms — glitzy ...

With no oversight by any impartial observer, Pharaonwhose salary ... psclasses.ucdavis.edu/ire190/Documents/WhitmanHaiti.pdf
Sobering Thoughts

Michel Pharaon, state minister for parliament affairs, ... Burkean Canuck discusses the plausibility of such links (China money laundering for al-Qaeda) in ... www.soberingthoughts.blogspot.com/2005_07_01_soberingthoughts_archive.html
Planet Mirror - textfiles - Textfiles.Com Historical Text Files

At the meetings, Paul introduced Ghaith Pharaon, a wealthy Saudi businessman ... "[The] money laundering + other corruption at BCCI occurred largely overseas . public.www.planetmirror.com/pub/textfiles/conspiracy/?fl=
International Market Research - Ukraine Country Commercial Guide

00.000.2003 ... + new legislation has been enacted against money laundering + to simplify ...

Avital, Zorro, Magic ystem, Getronic, Sirio 777, Pharaon, Terminator, ... strategis.ic.gc.ca/epic/internet/inimr-ri.nsf/en/gr113020e.html
La economía del delito al servicio de la política

El banquero Pharaon estuvo "escondido" primero en Paraguay y después de la caída de ...

Financial Institutions + Money Laundering, Washington, 1984 . www.webislam.com/numeros/2001/05_01/Economía_delito.htm
Introduction

They also have their own channels for money laundering + their own big centers ... for a series of real estate investments by the Gaith Pharaon company, ... www.unige.ch/cyberdocuments/theses2002/DreyfusP/these_body.html
00.000.1852-00.000.1916 Charles Taze Russell, Jehovah's Witnesses -Founder of the movement-is a merchant from ...

+ executor of Russell's will Joseph Rutherford managed with legal tricks to ... www.eastern-orthodoxy.com/JW.htm
22.Nov.2006 jehova's witnesses : Forums : The Infidel Guy Show :

Taking a Critical Look At What We Believe - Audio, Video, .. . with great guests @ 8PM ET : every Wednesday & Friday .

00.000.1916 Russell died.

00.000.1916 B. Joseph Franklin Rutherford succeeded. Russell . Joseph Rutherford or "Judge ... www.infidelguy.com/ftopicp-293527.html
22.Nov.2006 Kunststreit: Getty gibt Antiken zurück - aber nicht alle
22.Nov.2006 "Cicero"- Verhandlung: Ringen um den Informantenschutz

22.Nov.2006 Korruptionsvorwurf: Zwei weitere Siemens- Mitarbeiter verhaftet

22.Nov.2006 CSU- Vorsitzender Stoiber: "Was zum Töten animiert, gehört verboten"
22.Nov.2006 G- 8-Gipfel: Bis zu 100.000 Globalisierungsgegner erwartet

22.Nov.2006 Bürgertum vs. Unterschicht: Arbeitslos? Selbst Schuld!

22.Nov.2006 Kampf gegen Aids: Vatikan hält päpstliche Kondom- Studie unter Verschluss
22.Nov.2006 Siemens- Finanzaffäre: Spuren führen nach Griechenland und Italien
22.Nov.2006 China: HIV- Infektionen nehmen rasant zu

22.Nov.2006 Internationale Studie: New York ist Kokain- Welthauptstadt
22.Nov.2006 World has under decade to act on climate crisis: scientist 

The world has less than a decade to take decisive action in the battle to beat global warming or risk irreversible change that will tip the planet towards catastrophe, a leading climate scientist said on Tuesday.

posted by Prof. Hex
22.Nov.2006 CIA role claim in Kennedy killing  New video and photographic evidence that puts three senior CIA operatives at the scene of Robert Kennedy's assassination has been brought to light. posted by Prof. Hex
22.Nov.2006 https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,druck-449823,00.html
Die Erforschung der Lemuren ist Kappeler zufolge "mehr oder weniger ein Wettbewerb":

Der Druck auf die natürlichen Ressourcen auf der viertgrößten Insel der Welt wachse, immer mehr natürliche Habitate würden durch Brandrodung zerstört.

Zwar würden auch in anderen Ländern Waldgebiete durch Ackerland ersetzt, allerdings könnten Wissenschaftler bei anderen Tierarten auf alternative Forschungsgebiete zurückgreifen.

Das Hannoveraner Team um Ute Radespiel will nach eigenen Angaben in naher Zukunft ein Naturschutzprojekt initiieren. Für viele Arten gebe es bislang noch kein Schutzgebiet, sagte die Wissenschaftlerin
22.Nov.2006 https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,druck-449823,00.html

Ursprünglich wollte das Forscherteam die Ausbreitungsgeschichte von Lemuren auf der Insel nachvollziehen.

Deshalb brach es im Jahr 2003 zu einer Expedition auf, die bis ins vergangene Jahr dauerte.

Immer zwischen Mai und Oktober - dann herrscht Trockenzeit auf Madagaskar- beobachteten sie die Populationen.

Das war nicht immer einfach:

"Wir hatten Schwierigkeiten, auszumachen, wo sich überhaupt noch Mausmakis aufhalten, da die Wälder permanent schwinden", sagte Ute Radespiel von der TiHo zu SPIEGEL ONLINE.

Radespiel ist, gemeinsam mit der Hannoveraner Zoologin Elke Zimmermann, nicht nur die Leiterin des großen Forschungsprojekts, an dem auch die beiden madagassischen Wissenschaftler Blanchard Randrianambinina + Solofonirina Rasoloharijaona arbeiteten. Sie betreut auch die Dissertation der Doktorandin Gillian Olivieri.

Und zu deren Projekt gehörte es, vor Ort Mausmakis zu beobachten: Sie sind die kleinsten Primaten der Welt, sozusagen die kleinwüchsigsten Verwandten aus jener Ordnung, zu der auch der Mensch gehört.

Innerhalb 18 bisher schwer zugänglicher + noch wenig erforschter Waldgebiete im Norden + Nordwesten Madagaskars

hatte Olivieri die Körperteile + Proportionen der dort beheimateten Tiere gemessen + ihnen Genproben entnommen.

Die kleinsten Primaten der Welt
22.Nov.2006 "Bush's political fortunes have changed for the worst, but he himself is announcing that he hasn't changed a bit." You can't keep a man of mediocrity from wallowing in his failure.
This Week's BuzzFlash Wings of Justice Award Goes to "The American Voters"

22.Nov.2006 "Boston University's Republican students group has started a scholarship for white students, to spark debate about race-based programs." Of Course, Republican College Students Would Never Do Anything Serious to Back Up Their "Convictions," Like go Fight in Iraq.

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22.Nov.2006 Dems unlikely to block Gates nomination 11/22
Bush_Defending_Bush.php" target=_blank>Elder Bush is upset that everybody hates his son. Well, uh, they do + for good reason
22.Nov.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ Revote in Florida

Brad Friedman has another terrific story on the ultra-iffy race in Florida-13 between Democrat Christine Jennings and Republican Vern Buchanan. As far as we're concerned, Jennings, in making her pledge that she "will not rest until the intended votes are counted and every persons vote is counted and reflected accurately" — along with her courage in not allowing herself to be pushed around by the anti-democratic thuggery of her opponent — has shown herself to be the model of what every candidate ought to look and sound like in the wake of such a horrendously administered election, in which the ability to determine the will of the people has been so clearly subverted. Question: At what point should a candidate stop demanding that "every person's vote is counted" and start demanding a new vote? The machines used in that county were so clearly problematical that relying on the unverifiable results of November 7 makes no sense. Permalink
22.Nov.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ RFK: New evidence

Shane O'Sullivan, a screenwriter and BBC investigator, has found photographic evidence of the presence of three CIA personnel in the Ambassador Hotel on the night RFK was shot.

You will find the BBC Newsnight report (online here) absolutely compelling.
The testimony confirming the identity of these spooks is, in my view, persuasive, if not conclusive. One of the three men is Dave Morales, a name some of you will recognise.
Morales, nicknamed "El Indio," once bragged to his lawyer of his involvement with both the JFK and RFK assassinations + had bragged about the 1963 killing to his oldest friend.

Morales had helped to engineer the overthrow of the democratically elected leader Arbenz in Guatemala. A heavy drinker, he had the rep of being a daring CIA assassin + reportedly aided in the capture of Che Guevara.
Former
CIA operative Bradley Ayers appears on the BBC program to identify Morales. Earlier, Ayers had encountered an eyewitness who placed Morales in the Ambassador that evening.
22.Nov.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ In the past, researchers have relied too heavily on blurry and grainy photographic evidence. (JFK researchers may recall the Billy Lovelady fiasco.)

But the photographs used here are, in my opinion, of a somewhat better nature. Permalink
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22.Nov.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ Lukery reminds us that Ruppersberger made Sibel Edmonds' "Dirty Dozen" list + for good reason:
Ruppersberger is pro-secrecy, unreasonable secrecy, without oversight - he's pro-NSA's illegal eavesdropping + he has let down a major whistleblower case - a high profile case - from someone who is also a constituent.

This despite the fact that Ruppersberger is on 2 relevant committees.

The whistleblower in question was Russ Tice of the NSA.

Tice was egregiously snubbed by his congressman, Dutch Ruppersbergr - who was also a factor behind the creation of the DNI post now held by John Negroponte.
As for Alcee
Hastings: Josh Marshall notes that a

00.000.1997 report revealed that the FBI agent who provided much of the evidence against Hastings in the bribery scandal had credibility problems of his own:
And he noted that the agent in the Hastings case, Michael Malone, had "engaged in very substantial misconduct" +

in particular had lied to judges reviewing Hastings case about whether a particular forensic test had been done.

John Conyers, who had thunderously denounced Hastings, was "very disturbed" to learn that testimony from a key FBI agent in the case might have been false.

On the other hand, cops have been known to salt the case against someone who was actually guilty...
22.Nov.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ John Tierney, who has been in office since

00.000.1997, wrote these words for The Nation: Prisoners being held secretly, without counsel and apparently indefinitely.

The Vice President imploring senators to exempt the CIA from US law, treaties and international norms prohibiting torture.

A war justified by unsupportable information. Accounts of misconduct at Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo and secret prisons beyond US borders.

Extensive use of national security letters to obtain, without warrant or subpoena, information on American citizens.
Just who is minding American intelligence? The answer should be Congress. And:

Claiming security concerns, executive-branch agencies increasingly restrict or delay access to vital intelligence--often preventing or delaying Congress, or all but a handful in Congress, from having the facts.

Then, even if the intelligence is shared with some, documents are classified to prohibit broader sharing.

While the Bush Administration has used security threats to justify its excessive classification, emerging threats actually make the need for "real-time sharing" of sensitive information more urgent.

The Congressional Joint Inquiry into

11.Sep.2001 strongly raised this issue, but few people took notice.
22.Nov.2006 A Prescription for Peace-Teaching Tommy During an Era of Fascism   -By Doug Soderstrom,
In looking back at that of my own education, I have come to the conclusion that much of what I learned was a matter of
propaganda

And I am sorry to say that it wasn’t until “that sorrowful day in September” that I decided to take a serious look at the history of our country + it was that which has made all the difference, that which no doubt changed my life.  Continue
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19.Oct.2005 Big Brother Fingerprint payments taking off despite security concerns
No need for wallet or credit card anymore; scan your finger and go. Convenience outweighs security.

The Crime of "Unauthorized Reproduction" - New law will require marriage as a legal condition of motherhood 14.Oct.2005
Frightening legislation stripping freedoms away, giving the "state" more power over our lives. Secrecy Power Sinks Patent Case 23.Sep.2005

Inventors on the losing end when government cites "state secrets privilege." NSA granted Net location-tracking patent 23.Sep.2005

If someone's visiting a "bad" website, "the NSA might want to know where they are." Are private firms helping Big Brother too much? 17.Sep.2005

Businesses and people quietly becoming government informants without a subpoena. US Can Confine Citizens Without Charges, Court Rules 13.Sep.2005

Court backs Presidential power to indefinitely detain Americans; appeal may go to Supreme Court. Toyota Computer Makes You Watch the Road 13.Sep.2005
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The rules are changing that dictate acceptable proof of who we are. Smiling on British passports now forbidden 13.Sep.2005

New identification technology fights terrorism; no smiles allowed; photo now reveals less of your identity than before. Electronics
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The US stands alone against the world in fight to retain control of system it built. Spy agency taps into undersea cable 23.Sep.2005

NSA pursues difficult underwater wiretapping. Solar-Powered Underwater Autonomous Robots 13.Sep.2005

NSF-funded project, RiverNet, to unveil robot; its goal is long-term undersea observation and water monitoring. Robot in Touch With Its Emotions 13.Sep.2005

Japanese robotics team creates artificial intelligence that expresses emotions; next goal is exhibiting personal taste. Gadget Tells Kids in Greece, NY, When School Bus Is Near 13.Sep.2005

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With each step, more comfortable design generates electricity to power equipment needed by soldiers. Global Change
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Scientists will determine which asteroid to "practice on"
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Measuring an earthquake that creeps along; superquake is 30 times more likely this month. Gov Watch
Republican Congressman Slams Bush On Militarized Police State Preparation 14.Oct.2005
Texas Congressman rips
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11/8.2005
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11/8.2005
As simple as checking blood sugar levels. Exxon-Mobil employees given fake flu shots 10/28.
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New tech uses the "minute electric field emitted on the surface of the human body." Halliburton serves contaminated water to troops 9/20.
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Professor's own student's thesis work is considered the most rigorous human study to date on a possible connection between fluoridation and osteosarcoma. New Science
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Controversial new building at Montana site to become fifth Biosafety Level-4 facility in US. Weapons of War
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Interview with owner of start-up company selling non-lethal weapons to our military + to other countries, too. The Mind Has No Firewall: Army article on psychotronic weapons. 14.Oct.2005

Energy-based weapons, psychotronic weapons and other ways to alter the ability of the human body to process stimuli. Uranium Bullets Not Used for Practice 29.Sep.2005

Incognito Colonel does not deny existence of DU rounds on Fort Chaffee, though. US Mulling New Generation of Land Mines 15.Sep.2005

Pentagon spent $100 million developing "better" land mines; deciding whether to build them and send to South Korea. Air Force Moves to Reopen Bomb Competition 13.Sep.2005
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21.Nov.2006 The real prehistoric religion of Malta  Forget the goddess theory, which you hear every tourist guide trying to explain the huge statues at the National Museum of Archaeology or while touring Hagar Qim.
That may not have been the original religion of Malta.
posted by Prof. Hex
21.Nov.2006 11.Sep.2001-15.Sep.2001 160 Saudis Flew from the US -US Government Documents Show   "...including but not limited to members of the House of Saud and/or members of the Bin Laden family." Via Covert History. posted by Prof. Hex
21.Nov.2006 Four Were Framed With The FBI's Help 

Oh, there's a big difference, Mrs. de Marco. The mob is run by murdering, thieving, lying, cheating psychopaths.

We work for the President of the United States of America. posted by Prof. Hex
21.Nov.2006 Did the CIA Kill Bobby Kennedy?  Covert History wants to know. posted by Prof. Hex
21.Nov.2006 Pink dolphin population tumbles off Taiwan 

A dolphin that lives along the west coast of Taiwan is declining to dangerously low numbers because of over-fishing and pollution, local environmental researchers said on Monday. posted by Prof. Hex
21.Nov.2006 Submarine carrying 3 tons of cocaine seized off Costa Rica 

Tipped off by three plastic pipes mysteriously skimming the ocean's surface, authorities seized a homemade submarine packed with 3 tons of cocaine off Costa Rica's Pacific coast. With picture of homemade sub. posted by Prof.
21.Nov.2006 The GOP's dirty deeds of 2006  At Salon, so you have to watch a very short ad starring the lovely Nicole Kidman. It's quite painless. posted by Prof. Hex
21.Nov.2006 Shot dead on his way to work: comic who gave Iraqis a laugh  One of Iraq's best known TV satirists was shot dead on his way to work yesterday. Via Fark. posted by Prof. Hex
21.Nov.2006 News Corp. Accused of Hush Money Offer  Rupert Murdoch tries to buy off the Goldmans and the Browns. Doesn't work. Judith Regan still an evil bitch. posted by Prof. Hex
21.Nov.2006 Taser-happy Cop's History Was One Reason For Tasers at UCLA  LAist takes a look at Tazey McShockalot's background.

Then you can rinse the bad taste out of your brain with this hysterical mash-up of Jack Chick comics and the Mighty Marvel Universe! Via Boing Boing. posted by Prof. Hex
21.Nov.2006 World has under decade to act on climate crisis: scientist 

The world has less than a decade to take decisive action in the battle to beat global warming or risk irreversible change that will tip the planet towards catastrophe, a leading climate scientist said on Tuesday. posted -Prof. Hex 21.Nov.2006 Obrador 'inauguration' in Mexico :

The "defeated left-wing" candidate in Mexico's presidential election, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has held an unofficial swearing-in ceremony.

Mr Lopez Obrador said he was launching a "parallel government".

21.Nov.2006 Colombia arrests Telesur reporter for rebellion : A correspondent for Telesur, the television channel promoted by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez,

has been arrested in Bogota suspected of rebellion + terrorism, a Colombian police spokesman said Monday.

21.Nov.2006 Indonesian protesters tell Bush: You are the terrorist:

US President George Bush shrugged off massive protests against his visit to the world's most populous Muslim nation yesterday as a sign of a healthy democracy,

as thousands braved heavy rains to call him a war criminal and a terrorist.

21.Nov.2006 America's media bubble: There used to be a time when the US media wrote the global narrative. The world saw itself through a largely American camera lens. No more.

21.Nov.2006 Jordanian Student Acquitted in 9/11 Perjury Case: Recounts FBI Intimidation and Mistreatmen

21.Nov.2006 Reno Files Challenge to Terror Law: Former Attorney General Janet Reno and seven other former Justice Department officials filed court papers Monday arguing that the Bush administration is setting a dangerous precedent by trying a suspected terrorist outside the court system.

21.Nov.2006 6 Imams removed from flight at US airport, questioned: They were removed Monday evening after three of them recited their evening prayers in the airport terminal before boarding the plane, a leader of the group said.

21.Nov.2006 Livingstone decries vilification of Islam: Muslims are being singled out for demonisation on a par with the victimisation of Jews during the last century, the mayor of London claimed today.

21.Nov.2006 Military Documents Hold Tips on Antiwar Activities : An antiterrorist database used by the Defense Department in an effort to prevent attacks against military installations included intelligence tips about antiwar planning meetings held at churches, libraries, college campuses and other locations, newly disclosed documents show.

21.Nov.2006 Banks told to predict effects of a 40% crash in house prices: BANKS in the UK have been ordered by financial regulators to assess how they would cope in the event of house prices crashing by 40 per cent.

21.Nov.2006 Hard US lessons, harder landings : The US is beginning to unwind the largest housing bubble in modern history. There will be upswings and local exceptions and wide regional and price variations. This changes nothing. Hundreds of billions of dollars in household access to cash and debt from refinancing, equity extraction, home equity lines of credit and house flipping will dry up.
21.Nov.2006 IDF admits targeting civilian areas in Lebanon with cluster bombs: For the first time Monday, the IDF admitted targeting populated areas with cluster munitions.

21.Nov.2006 Budget-saving, American-made cluster bombs left vicious legacy in Lebanon : During the second Lebanon war, Israel made use of American-made cluster bombs that left behind thousands of unexploded bomblets, even though Israel Military Industries produces cluster bombs that leave nearly no unexploded munitions.

21.Nov.2006 In case you missed it: Dead in the Water : How Israel attacked and nearly sank the USS Liberty belonging to its closest ally, the USA. Thirty-four American servicemen were killed in the two-hour assault by Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats.

21.Nov.2006 Dems Rebut Carter on Israeli 'Apartheid': Democrats are shoring up their pro-Israel bona fides.

They are strikingly anxious because of a courageous new book by President Jimmy Carter that hit American bookstores in mid-November, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. It is an extraordinarily bold--and apt--title.
21.Nov.2006 Israel stole private land for settlements: : Almost 40 % of land held by illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank is privately owned by Palestinians.
21.Nov.2006 America is a failed state:  An interview with Prof. Noam Chomsky.

21.Nov.2006 US Backs Kurdish Rebels in Iran : The USA, which has promised Ankara to end the existence of the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq,

is reportedly backing the group’s Iranian wing PEJAK in a secret ploy to destabilize the country.

21.Nov.2006 White House dismisses CIA report on Iran's nuclear weapons program: The White House dismissed a classified CIA draft assessment that found no conclusive evidence of a secret Iranian nuclear weapons program, The New Yorker magazine reported.

21.Nov.2006 The Next Act: Will the Republicans’ Mid-Term Loss Hurt Chances of a War on Iran?: In a new article for the New Yorker, investigative journalist Seymour Hersh reports Vice President Dick Cheney told a White House meeting one month before the mid-term elections that a Democratic victory would have little effect on the administration’s decision to go to war

21.Nov.2006 War pimp alert; Iran probably has germ weapons, possibly N.Korea-US: Iran probably has germ warfare weapons, North Korea may have developed them and Syria could have carried out research into such banned weaponry, the USA told an arms control conference on Monday.

21.Nov.2006 Lebanese Christian leader shot dead : Pierre Gemayel, a Lebanese cabinet minister and member of the Maronite Christian Phalange party, has been shot dead in Beirut. His car was attacked in a Christian area on Tuesday.

21.Nov.2006 Syria condemns blame 'charade': An embassy statement claimed the killing was directly motivated by groups in Beirut with anti-Syrian agendas.
21.Nov.2006 The anti-Deaniacs are fresh out of friends. Carville's attempt to seize the DNC and hand it over to corporate shills is over + so is the power of DC's consultant class
An antiterrorist database used by the Defense Department in an effort to prevent attacks against military installations included intelligence tips about antiwar planning meetings held at churches, libraries, college campuses and other locations, newly disclosed documents show. Isn't our military supposed to protect us from foreign invaders? Not from ourselves?

21.Nov.2006 Bloodshed piles pressure on Iraqi PM, Bush. It is still unbelievable the amount of killing and destruction that the Boy in the Bubble unleashed. In D.C. now, as the death toll reaches the hundreds of thousands, the slow, cautious politicians try to figure out how to keep from being blamed for the final pull out and further descent into chaos. 11/21 Poppy Bush gets testy with son's Arab critics; "gratitude for the elder Bush... was overshadowed at the conference by hostility toward his son, whose invasion of Iraq and support for Israel are deeply unpopular in the region." 11/22

21.Nov.2006 Amy Branham: The Draft - A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution
21.Nov.2006 Former Attorney General Janet Reno and seven other former Justice Department officials filed court papers Monday arguing that the Bush administration is setting a dangerous precedent by trying a suspected terrorist outside the court system.
New Poll Shows, Sunnis and Shiites Both Want the U.S. Out of Iraq. Doesn't That Make Us an Occupier, Not a Liberator? Does
Bush Know the Difference? Not.
21.Nov.2006 Politischer Mord im Libanon: Der letzte Schritt vor dem Bürgerkrieg

21.Nov.2006 Mord an Gemayel: Bush fordert Aufklärung, Merkel kondoliert
21.Nov.2006 Demonstration in Paris: Feuerwehr attackiert Polizei

21.Nov.2006 Mordfall Olof Palme: Möglicherweise Tatwaffe gefunden
21.Nov.2006 Libanon: Uno- Ermittler werfen Israel Kollektivbestrafung vor

21.Nov.2006 Konjunktur: US- Regierung senkt Wachstumsprognosen

21.Nov.2006 Libanon: Alarmstimmung nach Ermordung Gemayels

21.Nov.2006 Geheimdienste: Ärzte rätseln über Vergiftung des Ex- KGB- Agenten Litwinenko
21.Nov.2006 Kongo- Wahl: Schwere Kämpfe vor Oberstem Gericht in Kinshasa
21.Nov.2006 Werbung im Orbit: Kosmonaut soll zum Golfen aussteigen
21.Nov.2006 Kontrolle an Flughäfen: Polizei kritisiert Privatisierung der Sicherheitsdienste
21.Nov.2006 Maoisten- Aufstand Nepal: Frieden auf dem Dach der Welt
21.Nov.2006 Alternativer Kraftstoff: E.on Ruhrgas plant 150 Erdgastankstellen

21.Nov.2006 Arecibo: Das Riesenteleskop von Weltruf
21.Nov.2006 Fusionsreaktor Iter: 10 Milliarden Euro für das teuerste Experiment auf Erden
21.Nov.2006 Chronik: Politische Attentate im Libanon
21.Nov.2006 stock-channel.net - Das Finanzportal -

11.Sep.2001: Das Schweigen ...

Right-wing political machines study our minds to keep us a fearful + bewildered herd, ceding more + more of our rights + liberties to them so they ... www.stock-channel.net/stock-board/showthread.php3?t=29726&page=47&pp=15
21.Nov.2006 Top 10: Die weltweit einflussreichsten Frauen
21.Nov.2006 VW- Affäre: Ex- Betriebsrat Volkert verhaftet

21.Nov.2006 Bestechungsvorwurf: Grüne und SPD beantragen Untersuchungsausschuss gegen Koch

21.Nov.2006 Egoshooter- Debatte: Rohrkrepierer gegen Ballerspiele
21.Nov.2006 Israeli Map Says West Bank Posts Sit on Arab Land ... - BG Israeli Map Says West Bank Posts Sit on Arab Land - New York Times

An Israeli advocacy group, using maps and figures leaked from inside the government, says that 39 % of the land held by Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank is privately owned by Palestinians.
21.Nov.2006 The Israeli Torture Template - BG 
With mounting evidence that a shadowy group of former Israeli Defense Force and General Security Service (Shin Bet) Arabic-speaking interrogators were hired by the
Pentagon under a classified "carve out" sub-contract to brutally interrogate Iraqi prisoners at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison, one only needs to examine the record of abuse of Palestinian and Lebanese prisoners in Israel to understand what Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld meant, when referring to new, yet to be released photos and videos, he said, "if these images are released to the public, obviously its going to make matters worse."...   Source: https://www.whatreallyhappened.com/archives/cat_torture_scandal.html#056051
21.Nov.2006 today's papers
My Land Is Your Land
By Daniel Politi
Posted Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, at 6:15 AM ET

The New York Times leads with leaked Israeli government documents that seem to show Palestinians privately own 39 % of the land currently held by Israeli settlements in the West Bank. USA Today leads with Pentagon documents revealing the country's chemical weapons stockpile won't be fully destroyed until 2023, 11 years after the deadline set by the International Chemical Weapons Convention. There are concerns terrorists could get access to the weapons + those that live close to the sites worry about possible health risks.

The Washington Post leads with internal army documents that further illustrate how the effort to train Iraqi forces has been plagued with problems. The Los Angeles Times leads with word from Iraqi leaders they are "seriously considering" meeting with Iranian and Syrian leaders to discuss possible ways to end sectarian violence. The Wall Street Journal tops its worldwide newsbox with President Bush declaring, during his stop in Indonesia, he is not ruling out any options on Iraq and is waiting for recommendations from the U.S. Military. To continue reading, click here.
21.Nov.2006 Judge: FBI must correct discl... - BG Source: https://www.911citizenswatch.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=973
21.Nov.2006 9/11 prisoner abuse suit could be landmark - Los A... - BG 9/11 prisoner abuse suit could be landmark - Los Angeles Times 9/11 prisoner abuse suit could be landmark
21.Nov.2006 ZNet |Repression | Criminalizing Compassion in the... - BG ZNet |Repression | Criminalizing Compassion in the War on Terror:

Since the events of 9/11 the government has implemented powerful new prosecutorial tools to gain convictions in its War on Terror.
21.Nov.2006 Gaza Suffering ‘Massive’ Rights Violations - BG Gaza Suffering 'Massive' Rights Violations
21.Nov.2006 White House Brushes Off CIA R... - BG The White House dismissed a classified CIA draft assessment that found no conclusive evidence of a secret Iranian nuclear weapons program....
Source: https://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TRUTHOUT/~3/51830986/112006S.shtml

21.Nov.2006 The Threat of ?American Hiroshima? and the Radical Islam - sfux Hamid Mir -

Nobody can deny that there are more than 6300 terrorist attacks after 9/11 all over the world in which Muslims were involved.

It does not mean that all the Muslims are terrorists. The fact is that in all these 6300 terrorist...
21.Nov.2006 Bombige Urananreicherungsanlage in Gronau - sfux Michael Schulze von Glaßer -

Die Uranbranche boomt und bei solch großen Expansionen ist es wohl nur noch eine Frage der Zeit, bis der erste große Unfall mit dem radioaktiven Material passiert. Seit dem

15.Aug.1986 ist in der nordrhein-westfälischen Stadt Gronau die erste und einzige Urananreicherungsanlage Deutschlands in Betrieb. Nahe der Grenze zu den Niederlanden...
21.Nov.2006 14 contractors kidnapped in Iraq - sfux ABC News -

Up to 14 people, including four American contractors, were kidnapped in an ambush of a convoy near the southern Iraq city of Nasiriyah on Thursday, ABC News reported, citing defense officials."We can confirm that an incident happened in Nasiriyah that resulted in...
21.Nov.2006 Plan B gegen Sudans Regierung - sfux SDA -

Die amerikanische Regierung hat dem Sudan nur noch eine Frist bis zum

01.Jan.2007 eingeräumt, um einer Uno-Schutztruppe für die Krisenregion Darfur zuzustimmen. Sollte die Regierung bis dahin nicht einlenke, werde es einen Plan B geben.
Bürgerkrieg im Sudan
Dies sagte der Sudan-Beauftragte des Weissen Hauses, Andrew Natsios, gestern in Washington. Er hoffe, dass die moderaten Kräfte im Sudan dies verstünden. Nach den Worten...

21.Nov.2006 Tony Blair: I don?t believe in ?clash of civilizations? - sfux 
Exclusive Interview With Tony Blair
Aired by Geo TV, Pakistan on Monday,

20.Nov.2006 By Hamid Mir Hamid Mir: What is your basic objective...
21.Nov.2006 Remember Larry Hanauer, - Nico the Democratic aide on the House Intelligence Committee whose clearance was yanked because he was suspected of leaking the Iraq NIE?” TPM Muckraker notes, “House Intel Chairman Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) probably hopes you don’t, because, as Roll Call reports, Hanauer’s access to classified info has been quietly reinstated, ‘essentially clearing the aide of accusations that he leaked a sensitive report on the Iraq War to The New York Times.’”
21.Nov.2006 Rice Was Against Iraq Group Before She Was For It - Payson 
Last week, Salon ran a glowing piece about Secretary of State Condoleezza
Rices role in creating the Iraq Study Group, an independent panel meant to advise the administration on Iraq policy. The article credited Rice with taking Rep. Frank Wolf’s (R-VA) idea to create the panel and personally pitching it to President Bush:

It was remarkable that Condi Rice took the lead,” said David Abshire, president of the Center for the Study of the Presidency in Washington + one of four people in the November meeting, including Rice. The Iraq Study Group, he said, “happened with her going to the president.” […]

Asked to comment on this article, a State Department spokesman would say only that Rice supported the idea of the Iraq Study Group from early on . “The department and the administration have embraced this effort from the beginning as a way to show and maintain public support for advancing our goals in Iraq,” said spokesman Gonzalo Gallegos.

But when a similar panel was suggested

00.000.2002when a postwar plan would have been most helpful — Rice played a key role in blocking it. From New Yorker reporter George Packer’s book Assassins’ Gate (pp. 110-112):

00.Oct.2002 Leslie Gelb, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, had approached Rice and Hadley with an offer of help.

The council and two other think tanks, the Heritage Foundation and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, would form a consortium that would gather a panel of experts to provide facts + options for the postwar … “This is just what we need,” Rice said…

But she didn’t want the involvement of Heritage, which had been critical of the idea of an Irag war. “Do AEI.”

Chris DeMuth, president of the American Enterprise Institute, where the administration’s neoconservatives drew their support and many of their personnel, neither consented nor refused when Gelb broached the possibility. 15.Nov.2002 the representatives of the think tanks met with Rice and Hadley in Rice’s office at the White House.

John Hamre of CSIS went in expecting to pitch the idea to Rice, but the meeting was odd from the start:

Rice seemed attentive only to DeMuth + it was as if the White House was trying to sell something to the American Enterprise Institute rather than the other way around.

When Gelb, on the speakerphone from New York, began to describe his concept, DeMuth cut him off.

Wait a minute. What’s all this planning and thnking about postwar Iraq?”

He turned to Rice. “This is nation building + you said you were against that.

In the campaign you said it, the president has said it.

Does he know you’re doing this?

Does Karl Rove know?”

Two weeks later, Hadley called Gelb to tell him what Gelb already knew: “We’re not going to go ahead with it.”

It’s too bad Rice wasn’t interested in outside help four years ago.
21.Nov.2006 Fox News Covered O.J. Interview As Much As CNN, MSNBC, Headline News Combined - Nico 
Last week, ThinkProgress noted that Bill O’Reilly tried to distance himself from Fox’s upcoming interview with O.J. Simpson by falsely claiming that “Fox Broadcasting has nothing to do with the Fox News Channel.” In fact, the two entites have the same chairman (Roger Ailes), the same owner (Rupert Murdoch) and Fox Broadcasting regularly airs Fox News content.

Days later, Bill O’Reilly attacked the “far left loons” who linked Fox News with the O.J. Simpson interview. According to O’Reilly, these people are “kool-aid zombies” who are “doing the bidding of far left fanatics” who want “to tie Fox News in with the O.J. Simpson situation.”

But there are close ties between Fox News and the O.J. Simpson situation. According to a database search, Fox News referenced the Simpson affair as many times in the last five days as the other three leading cable news networks combined. According to TVEyes, there have been 417 references to Simpson between Nov. 15 - Nov. 20 (3:30 PM). During the same period, there were 414 references to Simpson on CNN, MSNBC + Headline News. Date Fox News CNN MSNBC Headline News
11/15 43 46 19 44
11/16 77 79 11 47
11/17 100 30 12 18
11/18 90 24 22 13
11/19 86 17 17 5
11/20 21 6 2 2
Total 417 202 83 129

UPDATE: “After a firestorm of criticism, News. Corp. said Monday that it has canceled the O.J. Simpson book and TV special ‘If I Did It.‘”
21.Nov.2006 Coincidence? - Nico 
Election over, gas prices up again. One analyst says “the reversal in the 12-week pre-election slide shows that the market has ’soaked up’ a ‘mini-glut’ of crude oil from August, causing a ‘normalization’ of supply and demand.”

21.Nov.2006 Fox News plans right-wing Daily Show. - Nico 
“Fox News Channel, a primary source of material for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, is teaming with the exec producer of “24? to try its hand at a news satire show for conservatives to love.” “The way I look at it, almost every comedy show or satire show I see uses the same talking points against George W.
Bush and Dick Cheney,” “24? co-creator Joel Surnow said. “The other side hasn’t been skewered in a fair and balanced way.”
21.Nov.2006 Hume: Pelosi’s Iraq Position May Put Her ‘At Odds With Her Own Majority’ - Nico 
Yesterday on Fox News Sunday, Brit Hume said that incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) “has expressed a view on the war which is identical to Murtha’s,” which Hume described as, “basically, she wants to get out and she doesn’t seem to care particularly about what the consequences are in Iraq and the aftermath.” Hume said that such a position “will put her perhaps even at odds with her own majority.” Watch it:

Virtually all of Hume’s charges are wrong. Pelosi isn’t likely to face problems from her caucus over her Iraq position. As ThinkProgress has noted, the majority of House Democrats in the outgoing 109th Congress - 105 of 202 - not only agree with Murtha’s position, but have cosponsored Murtha’s resolution calling for our troops to be “redeployed at the earliest practicable dateout of Iraq. In the 110th Congress, the number is likely to be even higher because many successful candidates called for redeployment during the campaign.

Also, Pelosi’s support for redeployment doesn’t demonstrate a lack of concern for stability in the Middle East. To the contrary, Pelosi has repeatedly said that she favors redeployment specifically because that strategy will make the “region more stable,” in addition to strengthening our military and improving our anti-terrorism posture. (See details in our Strategic Redeployment plan.)

Full transcript:

WALLACE: Brit, what does this tell us about Pelosi and what does this tell us about her strength in the new Congress?

HUME: Well, I think it’s a little early to tell from this, but it looks on the surface like sort of an unforced error. At first, it was thought, you know, that she had such a relationship with Jack Murtha that she was going to personally back him, but that would be all there was to it. It would just be an expression of a view and that she would recognize Hoyer was going to win and she wasn’t going to go all out. Well, it’s not true that she went all out, but an awful lot of work was done in her direction to try and swing this for Murtha + it failed utterly. He was beaten, what, 149 to 86, or something like that. That’s a major defeat. The other thing about it is that she has expressed a view on the war which is identical to Murtha’s + basically, she wants to get out and she doesn’t seem to care particularly about what the consequences are in Iraq and the aftermath. I’m not sure that’s a position that a lot of Americans would support, but I think that’s where she is + if that’s the case, of course, we’re likely to see more such actions on her part that will put her perhaps even at odds with her own majority.
21.Nov.2006 Iran to host summit with Iraq and Syria. - Payson 
“Iran has invited the Iraqi and Syrian presidents to Tehran for a weekend summit with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to hash out ways to cooperate in curbing the runaway violence that has taken Iraq to the verge of civil war and threatens to spread through the region,” the Associated Press reports. “Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has accepted the invitation and will fly to the Iranian capital Saturday.” The move is “a display of [Iran’s] increasingly muscular role in the Middle East, where it already has established deep influence over Syria and Lebanon.”

21.Nov.2006 War With Iran Would Be ‘Much More Complicated And Costly’ Than ‘Anyone Envisions’ - Amanda 
Yesterday on Meet the Press, Nightline anchor Ted Koppel (who just returned from Iran) and Washington Post reporter Robin Wright both rejected the military option with Iran as unrealistic.

Koppel said, “I don’t think that’s an option,” and Wright stated that it “would be far more — to be effective, would be far more extensive than anyone envisions at this stage, at least in terms of the public debate about a military option. Much more complicated and costly.” Watch it:

On CNN yesterday, New Yorker journalist Seymour Hersh reported that a new CIA assessment concludes that “there’s no evidence Iran is doing anything that puts them close to a bomb.” Despite the intelligence agency’s conclusion, Hersh reports that the White House is still aggressively moving ahead with preparations for a military conflict with Iran.

Full transcript:

MR. RUSSERT: Is there any realistic way we can stop Iran from getting a nuclear bomb?

MR. KOPPEL: Boy, I don’t think so. I don’t think so. I mean, if they want it, the only thing we have to hope is that their, their, their technology is not all that advanced. And unless they buy the technology somewhere else, I’m not at all sure they would get it for at least a few more years.

But having said that, can we stop it? We had no–I had a senior U.S. State Department official tell me we’ve had more diplomatic contact with North Korea than we have had with Iran. No diplomatic contact. The economic and trade sanctions have been in place for over a quarter of a century, really aren’t working. And the military option? Boy, I don’t think that’s–I don’t think that’s an option.

MS. WRIGHT: Well, I will add one thing to that. There is this illusion that we can go in and strike a few targets and eliminate their program. But the reality is with all the troops we have on the ground, any military operation against Iran would end up having to strike at their defensive positions. Whether it’s along borders, their tank corps, their artillery corps. It would be far more–to be effective, would be far more extensive than anyone envisions at this stage, at least in terms of the public debate about a military option. Much more complicated and costly.
21.Nov.2006 Blair claims he didn’t admit the Iraq war - Judd has been a “disaster.” Watch the exchange at issue and make up your own mind: Digg It!
21.Nov.2006 Tom Noe gets 18 years. - Nico 

A former GOP fundraiser at the center of a scandal-plagued state investment in rare coins that helped Democrats seize power in the midterm elections was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison.”
21.Nov.2006 Homophobes need apply. - Nico 

Conservative Christian groups have begun an intensive lobbying campaign against a new questionnaire for prospective high-level gubernatorial appointees” in Florida. The questionnaire “asks the would-be appointees if they have ever been the subject of a complaint or investigation for discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender, race, religion or national origin. The groups want sexual orientation removed from the list.”
21.Nov.2006 O’Reilly: iPods Are Endangering America - Think Progress 

GamePolitics.com caught this gem from the Radio Factor with Bill O’Reilly:

I don’t own an iPod. I would never wear an iPod… If this is your primary focus in life - the machines… it’s going to have a staggeringly negative effect, all of this, for America… did you ever talk to these computer geeks? I mean, can you carry on a conversation with them? …I really fear for the USA because, believe me, the jihadists? They’re not playing the video games. They’re killing real people over there.

Remember, if you want to defeat the jihadists, don’t buy a premium membership on billoreilly.com:

Also, don’t subscribe to O’Reilly’s free “Talking Points Podcast.” If you listen, the terrorists will win. Digg It!
20.Nov.2006 November 20, 2006 - Think Progress 

The Army is rewriting a key field manual, the authoritative guidebook on how to conduct ground operations,

in a way that rejects the Rumsfeld doctrine [emphasizing speed over massive troop numbers] + counsels against using it again.”

Tony Blair’s apparent agreement with a suggestion that the Iraqi war has been disastrous was a ‘straightforward slip of the tongue,’ said the British Prime Minister’s official spokesperson on Saturday.”

A new report by the Government Accountability Office has “criticized the Bush administration for failing to check if federally funded abstinence-only programs actually work to curb teen sex.”

Bushs warrantless domestic surveillance bill: “Not gonna happen.” Last week, Bush sent Capitol Hill a “plea for a legislative stamp of approval on the controversial spy effort,” calling it an “important priority in the war on terror.” Senate Republicans responded with “deafening silence.”

A top secret Pentagon group tasked with refocusing Iraq strategy has “devised a hybrid plan” that combines a temporary increase of 20,000-30,000 troops with a subsequent partial withdrawal and long-term effort to train and advise Iraqi forces.

Following a nationwide rash of harassing election week “robocalls,” officials in Virginia, Connecticut + Pennsylvania have introduced measures to curb the practice.

Some five years after No Child Left Behind was made law, there has been “little progress” toward closing the minority/white test-score gap, which is “so large that, on average, African-American and Hispanic students in high school can read and do arithmetic at only the average level of whites in junior high school.”

Preliminary findings from a 10-month investigation into NASA’s Inspector General “outlines allegations that he stifled investigations, mistreated department employees and maintained a close personal relationship with top officials of the agency he was supposed to independently monitor.”

The author of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration advisory on asbestos in brakes faces suspension from the agency after refusing to alter the warning to include language from the automobile industry.

And finally: Connecticut for Lieberman attacks Lieberman. Fairfield University professor John Orman has “seized control” of the partyafter registering as its sole member and electing himself as chairman.” Orman has established new bylaws that open up the nomination process to “anyone whose last name is Lieberman…or any critic of the senator.” “It’s an interesting little wrinkle,” said an attorney for the Secretary of State’s office.
21.Nov.2006 Big Brother To Decide If You Drive - Paul Joseph Watson -245 million Americans to be forced to undergo "guilty until proven innocent" breathalyzer tests just to start their cars if
21.Nov.2006 New Bond Film Highlights 9/11 Insider Trading - Paul Joseph Watson -Insider Trading Fails to mention it led straight back to the CIA, was not investigated by 9/11 Commission
21.Nov.2006 Alzheimer's heart link explained Heart disease or a stroke may trigger Alzheimer's disease by cutting oxygen in the brain, researchers say.
21.Nov.2006 African health 'needs investment' A World Health Organisation study of healthcare in Africa says disease can only be tackled by urgent investment.
21.Nov.2006 Iraq and Syria restore relations Syria and Iraq are to restore diplomatic relations, after a break of more than 20 years, it is announced in Baghdad.
21.Nov.2006 Radioactive poison fear over spy A Russian dissident may have been poisoned in the UK with a radioactive substance, says an expert toxicologist.
21.Nov.2006 HIV cases still rising in Africa Sub-Saharan Africa is still bearing the brunt of the HIV/Aids epidemic, a UNAids report reveals.
21.Nov.2006 States sign nuclear energy pact Governments agree a deal to harness an alternative source of nuclear power which would be clean and abundant.
21.Nov.2006 Clashes leave Congo court on fire DR Congo's Supreme Court is on fire following protests over alleged fraud in the presidential run-off.
21.Nov.2006 Rwanda fury at Kagame trial call Rwanda dismisses a French judge's claims implicating the Rwandan president in the 1994 killing of his predecessor.
21.Nov.2006 'No proof' of Iran nuclear arms A secret CIA report says there is no proof that Iran is developing nuclear weapons, a US magazine article says.
21.Nov.2006 Obrador 'sworn in' in Mexico Mexico's defeated candidate, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, is inaugurated as president of a "parallel government".
21.Nov.2006 Australia report gives nuclear nod Nuclear power is a viable option for meeting Australia's future energy needs, a new government report says.
21.Nov.2006 New lead in Palme murder inquiry A gun that may have been used in the unsolved 1986 murder of Swedish PM Olof Palme is found, police say.
21.Nov.2006 UK initiative on EU budget The government is to produce an annual statement on EU spending in the UK in a bid to improve taxpayers' confidence.
21.Nov.2006 Egypt minister in headscarf row Egypt's Culture Minister, Farouk Hosni, faces calls to resign after saying that wearing the Islamic headscarf is "regressive".
21.Nov.2006 'Super-nannies' to help parents Parenting experts are to help families in areas beset by anti-social behaviour under a new government scheme.
21.Nov.2006 Oil prices rise on Opec cuts talk Oil prices rise on speculation that producer cartel Opec may unveil cuts in output at its December meeting.
21.Nov.2006 Broken home linked to psychosis Research suggests people from broken homes may be more prone to psychotic illnesses like schizophrenia.
21.Nov.2006 Scheme to cut 'carbon footprint' A scheme to help firms measure their products' total carbon emissions has been launched by the Carbon Trust.
21.Nov.2006 Mobiles hope to be 'smart wallet' Mobile phones could be used as concert tickets, money and car keys using new wireless technologies.
21.Nov.2006 Bioterror Detectors Get Sensitive A national lab is developing lunch-box-size pathogen sniffers that can spot anything from anthrax to a nasty flu. By Luke O'Brien.
21.Nov.2006 Stem Cells At The Core of Cancer? - ScuttleMonkey 70 -davecb writes

"The Globe and Mail reports that cancers have at their core a small number of stem cells, without which they cannot spread or reoccur. From the article: 'A spate of new discoveries about the basic biology of cancer is pushing researchers toward an astonishing conclusion: For decades, efforts to cure the disease may have targeted the wrong cells.' If true, the discoveries of Canadian and Italian research groups may give us a new path to selectively attack cancer."
21.Nov.2006 Michigan Teen Creates Fusion Device - ScuttleMonkey 239 -Josh Lindenmuth writes

"The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Thiago Olson, a 17 year old Michigan teen, was able to create a small fusion device in his parents' basement. The machine uses a 40,000 volt charge and deuterium gas to create the small reaction, which he says looks like a 'small intense ball of energy.' The teen's fusion device is obviously not a self-sustaining reactor, but it still shows how fusion technology is becoming more accessible. Hopefully this points to a future where large scale fusion reactors are both economical and widely used."
21.Nov.2006 Students Put UCLA Taser Video On YouTube - ScuttleMonkey -700 dircha writes

"As widely reported, an incident in which Iranian-American student Mostafa Tabatabainejad was tasered up to five times by UCLA police on Friday, has been captured by a fellow student using a video enabled cell phone and published to YouTube. From the Daily Bruin: 'At around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Tabatabainejad, a fourth-year Middle Eastern and North African studies and philosophy student, was asked to leave the library for failing to present his BruinCard during a random check. The 23-year-old student was hit with a Taser five times when he did not leave quickly and cooperatively upon being asked to do so.' In a story which has raised concerns of racial profiling, police brutality and the health risks of taser use, the ubiquity of video cell phone technology has given us a first hand record of an incident which might otherwise have been a he-said, she-said affair. While the publishing of the video to YouTube has given the issue compelling popular exposure beyond the immediate campus community."
21.Nov.2006 Egypt Arrests More Bloggers - ScuttleMonkey 157 -2think writes

"The BBC is reporting that after bloggers highlighted recent public sexual harassment within view of Egyptian police, the government of Egypt has been arresting bloggers." From the article: "The most recently detained blogger, Abdel Kareem Nabil, was detained in Alexandria on 6 November and was charged with disrupting public order, inciting religious hatred and defaming the president. Amnesty International says Mr Amer appeared to have been detained for expressing critical views about Islam and Egypt's al-Azhar religious authorities."
21.Nov.2006 Readable Nuclear Spins Advance Quantum Computing - kdawson 74 - eldavojohn writes,

"A University of Utah researcher and his team of German colleagues have shown that it is possible, using electronics, to read data stored as nuclear 'spins'. The lead researcher in the experiment was Dr. Christoph Boehme and his team's letter is available via Nature Physics (at a cost of $18 unless you are a subscriber). This is looking to be a large advance in quantum computing because prior to this, measuring the number of spins of a single phosphorus nucleus was very difficult." From the article: "The researchers used a piece of silicon crystal about 300 microns thick — about three times the width of a human hair — less than 3 inches long and about one-tenth of an inch wide. The silicon crystal was doped with phosphorus atoms. Phosphorus atoms were embedded in silicon because too many phosphorus atoms too close together would interact with each other so much that they couldn't store information. The concept is that the nuclear spin from one atom of phosphorus would store one qubit of information. The scientists used lithography to print two gold electrical contacts onto the doped silicon. Then they placed an extremely thin layer of silicon dioxide — about two billionths of a meter thick — onto the silicon between the gold contacts. As a result, the device's surface had tiny spots where the spins of phosphorus atoms could be detected."
21.Nov.2006 Archiving Digital Data an Unsolved Problem - kdawson 360- mattnyc99 writes,

"It's a huge challenge: how to store digital files so future generations can access them, from engineering plans to family photos. The documents of our time are being recorded as bits and bytes with no guarantee of readability down the line. And as technologies change, we may find our files frozen in forgotten formats. Popular Mechanics asks: Will an entire era of human history be lost?" From the article: "[US national archivist] Thibodeau hopes to develop a system that preserves any type of document — created on any application and any computing platform + delivered on any digital media — for as long as the USA remains a republic. Complicating matters further, the archive needs to be searchable.

When Thibodeau told the head of a government research lab about his mission, the man replied, 'Your problem is so big, it's probably stupid to try + solve it.'"
21.Nov.2006 Fastest Spinning Black Hole Ever Found - kdawson 162 brian0918 writes,

"NewScientist reports that researchers in Cambridge have detected a black hole spinning at nearly 1,000 times per second — the fastest ever recorded. From the article: 'McClintock's team examined a black hole in our galaxy called GRS 1915+105, which lies about 36,000 light years away.

They found the innermost stable orbit around GRS 1915 is so close that the black hole must be spinning at nearly 1000 times per second. The finding supports the idea that only fast-spinning stars can collapse to create powerful explosions called long gamma-ray bursts.'" The Astrophysical Journal abstract is open but you have to be a subscriber to read the full article there.
21.Nov.2006 Everything about Baron Mayer De Rothschild

The robbery took place at Bridego Bridge, a railway bridge at Ledburn, ...

Waddesdon Manor and grounds are now the property of the National Trust. baron.mayer.de.rothschild.en.wikimiki.org
21.Nov.2006 https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,druck-449806,00.html

Stefan Immler. Unter seiner Leitung haben Forscher am Goddard Space Flight Center der Nasa Daten des Satelliten "Swift" ausgewertet.

Der hatte die 75 Millionen Lichtjahre entfernte Galaxie NGC 1316 ins Visier genommen. Die Nasa bezeichnet das Sternsystem als den "erstaunlichsten bekannten Produzenten von Supernovae".

Im Lauf der vergangenen 26 Jahre seien gleich vier Sternenexplosionen beobachtet worden.

"Das ist die höchste Supernova-Rate aller jemals beobachteten Galaxien, rund sechs Mal höher als erwartet", sagte Immler zu SPIEGEL ONLINE.

In großen Galaxien erwarten Astrophysiker und Astronomen durchschnittlich nur drei Supernovae - pro Jahrhundert.

Noch ungewöhnlicher ist jedoch, dass die beiden jüngsten Sternenexplosionen - auf die Namen SN2006dd und SN2006mr getauft - nach kosmischen Maßstäben nahezu gleichzeitig auftraten.

Die erste Supernova nahm "Swift" Mitte Juni, die zweite

00.Nov.2006 -Anfang dieses Jahres- auf.

Daher kann man in dem Bild, das Immlers Team aus optischen, infraroten und Radar-Daten des Satelliten errechnet hat, die beiden hellen Feuerbälle der Explosionen gemeinsam sehen.
21.Nov.2006 DAC and Alfa-Bank call Czech millionaire to account Decision ...

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21.Nov.2006 https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,druck-449614,00.html

Die Mittel für die weltweit größte Radioteleskop-Schüssel sollen gekappt werden.

00.000.2011 -rund 48 Jahre nach ihrer Eröffnung im

00.Nov.1963 könnte das Arecibo-Teleskop stillgelegt werden.

Die amerikanische National Science Foundation (NSF), die das Observatorium unterhält, plant bereits für die Zeit danach.

Statt der legendären Antenne sollen im kommenden Jahrzehnt neue Projekte wie das Atacama Large Millimeter Array in Chile den Radiohimmel abhorchen.

Die NSF will allein in dieses Projekt 500 Millionen Dollar stecken, die Finanzierung von Arecibo soll dagegen auslaufen. So empfiehlt es jedenfalls das zuständige NSF-Kommitee. Als Radargerät unerreicht
21.Nov.2006 https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,druck-449614,00.html

Während solche Untersuchungen auch mit der kommenden Generation von Radioteleskopen möglich sind, verhält es sich in Sachen Asteroidenforschung anders: Keine der vorhandenen oder neuen Anlagen kann sich in punkto Radar mit der Arecibo-Schüssel messen. Das könnte für die Erde durchaus unangenehme Folgen haben, warnt Nasa-Forscher Ostro: "Sollte in unserem Jahrhundert ein Asteroid auf Kollisionskurs mit der Erde entdeckt werden, wird eine Ablenkung des Objektes ohne vorherige Radar-Untersuchungen wahrscheinlich scheitern."
21.Nov.2006 https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,druck-449704,00.html

Samen wird lecker, der Rest bleibt giftig

Rathores Team gelang es nun, die Gossypol-Bildung ausschließlich in den Samen auszuschalten. Deren Giftstoff-Anteil sank daraufhin auf ein Niveau, das von der Welternährungsorganisation FAO als unbedenklich eingestuft wird, berichten die Forscher. In anderen Teilen der Pflanze bleibe der Giftstoff-Spiegel unverändert hoch, so dass eine Beeinträchtigung der Schädlingsabwehr nicht zu erwarten sei.

Jodi Scheffler, Pflanzengenetikerin im Forschungszentrum des US-Landwirtschaftsministeriums in Mississippi, sieht Potential in der transgenen Pflanze. "Das macht Hoffnung", sagte sie. Beim Gift in der Baumwolle handele es sich um ein "Generationen altes Problem". Scheffler, die nicht zum Forschungsteam gehörte, sagte, mögliche Einschränkungen müssten noch untersucht werden. Als Beispiele zählte sie Zulassungsprobleme auf, die Frage der öffentlichen Akzeptanz von genetisch veränderten Organismen und die Stabilität der transgenen Züchtung. "Wenn diese Punkte berücksichtigt werden, können Bauern die Baumwolle Jahr für Jahr anpflanzen", sagte Rathore zu SPIEGEL ONLINE.

Die Forscher um Rathore bezeichneten die vorteilhaften Eigenschaften ihrer Züchtung als "stabil und vererbbar". Sie "eröffne eine neue Nahrungsquelle für Hunderte von Millionen von Menschen". Tatsächlich pflanzen viele Kleinbauern in Regionen wie Westafrika Baumwolle zum Verkauf der Fasern an. Lieferte das Gewächs auch Nahrung, könnten sie zusätzliche Profite einfahren, ohne ihre Ackerfläche ausweiten zu müssen. stx/AP/dpa
21.Nov.2006 Autonomer Roboter: Der Selbstläufer

21.Nov.2006 Küken- Experiment: Natürlicher Reparaturmechanismus
21.Nov.2006 Kriminalität: Prozess gegen Berlusconi verschoben (Politik)
21.Nov.2006 Seltene Supernova: Zwei Sterne explodieren gleichzeitig

21.Nov.2006 Schneekanonen in Bayern: Hightech gegen Klimawandel
21.Nov.2006 Etatberatungen: Steinbrück prophezeit bis zu 2,5 % Wachstum

21.Nov.2006 Lichtkünstler Dan Flavin: Beleuchter der Moderne
21.Nov.2006 Marathonläufer: Hautkrebs- Gefahr auf 42,195 Kilometern
21.Nov.2006 Italien: Entwarnung am römischen Flughafen Ciampino

21.Nov.2006 Sparbeschluss: VW stoppt Golf- Produktion in Brüssel - Tausende Jobs gefährdet
21.Nov.2006 Skype- UMTS- Handy: Zukunfts- Angebot, nur nicht in Deutschland
21.Nov.2006 Verfassungsschutz- Chef Fromm: "Die Verankerung der NPD muss uns alle beunruhigen"

21.Nov.2006 Nahost: Syrien und Irak reaktivieren diplomatische Kontakte
21.Nov.2006 Gentechnik: Giftfreie Baumwolle soll Arme ernähren
21.Nov.2006 Terrorstudie: Zahl der Anschläge hat sich weltweit verdreifacht

21.Nov.2006 Liebermans Comeback: Sie hassten ihn - jetzt müssen sie ihn lieben
21.Nov.2006 Von Erfurt nach Emsdetten: Zu wenig Psychologen - zu wenig Kontrolle
21.Nov.2006 Libanon- Krieg: Amnesty wirft Hisbollah und Israel Kriegsverbrechen vor

21.Nov.2006 Kollision: Japanisches U- Boot rammt Tanker
21.Nov.2006 Affären: Hessens Koch droht Untersuchungsausschuss

21.Nov.2006 Siemens: Betriebsrat fordert Rückzug aus korrupten Staaten

21.Nov.2006 Terrorpläne vereitelt: Polizei- Gewerkschaft warnt vor Sicherheitslücken auf Flughäfen

21.Nov.2006 Amoklauf in Emsdetten: Politiker streiten über Umgang mit PC- Killerspielen

21.Nov.2006 Mexiko: Wahlverlierer Obrador ruft sich zum Präsidenten aus
21.Nov.2006 Rivalen: Pseudo- Sex rettet Flusskrebsen das Leben

21.Nov.2006 Arecibo- Teleskop: USA machen All- Abhörgerät taubstumm
21.Nov.2006 The anti-Deaniacs are fresh out of friends. Carville's attempt to seize the DNC and hand it over to corporate shills is over + so is the power of DC's consultant class
Bloodshed piles pressure on Iraqi PM,
Bush. It is still unbelievable the amount of killing and destruction that the Boy in the Bubble unleashed. In D.C. now, as the death toll reaches the hundreds of thousands, the slow, cautious politicians try to figure out how to keep from being blamed for the final pull out and further descent into chaos. 11/21
Global Warming is Killing Some Species. Rock Head Republicans Will Survive. 11/21

21.Nov.2006 Bid to Battle the NRA: All Proceeds from this Online Auction Go Directly to State Groups Working to Protect Our Children and Communities from Gun Insanity
Dems win Congress - a clear message from voters that something needs to be done about Iraq - and what happens next? The DC establishment thinks that 20,000 more troops is the ticket to victory. These guys are completely crazy. Just nuts. 11/21

The recent kidnapping of scores of academics in Baghdad highlights the desperate situation of the educational system in occupied Iraq. 11/21

21.Nov.2006 Cast your vote on the news of the moment at BuzzFlash.net!
NYT: An Israeli advocacy group, using maps and figures leaked from inside the government, says that 39 % of the land held by Israeli settlements in the occupied West
Bank is privately owned by Palestinians. 11/21
Iraq: Unwinnable and Unsolvable -- And Exactly as Planned 11/21

21.Nov.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ Dirty Terry: Here's what you DON'T know about the UCLA taser incident Heretofore, I have not commented on the outrageous UCLA taser incident, simply because I have had nothing to add to what you've already heard and seen.Not until now.
21.Nov.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ News accounts indicate that the present incident began when the cops decided to single out an Iranian student for maltreatment.

He had every right to be in that building. Witnesses make clear that the student had his backpack on and was leaving the building.

At no time did he resist the officers.
21.Nov.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ I'm grateful for the courage of those students who demanded badge numbers from the officers, despite the fact that the officers threatened to taser the witnesses.
Outrageously, UCLA has neither placed the officers on leave nor changed its policy of using tasers to enforce compliance. This, despite the fact that people who have been shocked often cannot rise to their feet, as the officers demanded of student Mostafa Tabatabainejad.

21.Nov.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ We now know the names of those officers. The primary actor in this drama was a cop named Terrence Duren .

His accomplices were Alexis Bickamong, Kevin Kilgore and Andrew Ikeda.
The Daily Bruin adds a bit of history which chilled my blood:

00.000.2003 Duren shot Willie Davis Frazier Jr., a homeless man Duren encountered in a Kerckhoff study lounge, following a physical and verbal altercation. Frazier survived two gunshots to the abdomen.
21.Nov.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ Officer Duren insisted Frazier attacked him during the

00.000.2003 incident.

Now that we possess videotaped evidence proving that Duren favors reckless use of force +

now that we know that the UCPD may provide deceptive accounts of such incidents, we should take another look at Duren's history. In particular, we should study this

16.Mar.2005 story in the Daily Bruin (which features some fine reporting by student journalist Ari Bloomekatz): Frazier has since spent two birthdays in jail without being convicted of any crime.

His attorney says that Frazier was mentally ill and had not done anything to provoke the shooting:
John Raphling, Frazier's public defender at the time, said Duren, a former university police officer of the year, used excessive force when arresting Frazier and had a long history of using excessive violence in past encounters.
During Frazier's hearing in January, Raphling said there is a long history of complaints against Duren and that university police have looked the other way.
"I wonder where the outrage is about an officer who shot an unarmed man who was trying to get away from him," Raphling commented about the Frazier trial in January
2004.
Raphling also added that Duren was given a notice of termination from UCLA on Aug. 16, 1990, a hearing was held and Duren retained his job but served a 90-day suspension.
Raphling also said in January
2004 that Duren testified under oath that he had been fired from the Long Beach police department. Emphasis added.
Not only has the UCPD refused to place Terrence Duren under suspension in the wake of the current incident, his superior have even allowed him to continue with his duties. Permalink

21.Nov.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ Hero pleads guilty Remember Stephen Heller?
He's the guy who worked for Jones-Day, the attorneys for Diebold. In the course of his duties, Heller uncovered documents indicating that Diebold had installed uncertified machinery and software in California. Heller went public with this find.
Our society ought to give a medal to guys with that sort of public spirit. Instead, Heller was sued for revealing privileged documents. Even though those documents provided evidence of a conspiracy to break the law, Heller was finally forced to plead guilty pursuant to a plea bargain. More at Bradblog.
Write your congressperson and insist on legislation to protect whistleblowers fighting for clean elections. Permalink

21.Nov.2006 War Pimp Alert: Report: Israeli spies active in Iran: Iran has developed and tested a trigger device for a nuclear bomb, Israeli agents stationed there have told the White House

21.Nov.2006 War Pimp Alert: Bomb Iran: Even if Iran did not drop a bomb on Israel or hand one to terrorists, its mere possession of such a device would have devastating consequences. Coming on top of North Korea's nuclear test, it would spell finis to the entire nonproliferation system.

21.Nov.2006 UN slams Israel rights violation : "The violations of human rights in the Palestinian territories are intolerable."

21.Nov.2006 Gideon Levy : After the rain of death : This is Islam al-Atamna. A girl of 14. She is sitting in her black mourning clothes.

Eight close relatives - including her mother, grandparents, uncles and aunts - were all killed before her eyes, one after the other.

21.Nov.2006 Fateh's Unholy Alliance: Pinochet in Palestine: Before the USA government subcontracted the Chilean military to overthrow the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende

00.000.1973 it carried out a number of important missions in the country in preparation for the coup of 11 September.

21.Nov.2006 Israeli Apartheid: Palestinians banned from travelling in yellow-plated cars, driver will be prosecuted:

Major General Yair Naveh, has issued orders banning cars with Israeli (yellow) number plates from transporting Palestinians from the West Bank + the Jordan Valley unless the driver has a permit to do so

21.Nov.2006 Israel ups the stakes in the propaganda war: Following its invasion of Lebanon this summer, Israel was said to have largely lost the PR battle to Hizbullah, but armed with a major web offensive, it's fighting back

21.Nov.2006 Gaddafi: Oil behind Darfur crisis : Muammar Gaddafi has accused the West of trying to grab Sudan's oil wealth with its plan to send UN troops to Darfur.

21.Nov.2006 Italy 'sacks' spy over CIA kidnap : The Italian government has replaced its military intelligence chief amid an inquiry into his role in an alleged CIA abduction of an Egyptian, reports say.

21.Nov.2006 In case you missed it; General Ivashov: “International terrorism does not exist” :

11.Sep.2001 -when the attacks took place- General Leonid Ivashov was the Chief of Staff of the Russian armed forces.

This military man, who lived the events from the inside, offers an analysis which is very different to that of his American colleagues.

21.Nov.2006 Did the CIA kill Bobby Kennedy?:

00.000.1968 Robert Kennedy seemed likely to follow his brother, John, into the White House. Then, on

06.Jun.1968 he was assassinated - apparently by a lone gunman. But Shane O'Sullivan says he has evidence implicating three CIA agents in the murder

21.Nov.2006 Dems Take Aim at Oil Industry Tax Breaks : House Democrats are targeting billions of dollars in oil company tax breaks for quick repeal next year

21.Nov.2006 Dollar Breakdown to Ignite Gold Market: With China and other countries freely talking of plans to diversify their foreign exchange reserves,

which have been predominantly comprised of U.S. dollars, the FX hordes now have a fundamental excuse to push for a breakdown.

21.Nov.2006 New Jersey repossessions rise 44%: In the Northeast, according to the National Association of Realtors, home prices in the second quarter of 2006 were down 16.3 % from 00.000.2005 -last year-.

In New Jersey specifically, second-quarter prices were down 11.6 %.

21.Nov.2006 Local foreclosure numbers continue roller-coaster ride: For the state, the 11,413 properties in foreclosure ranked Florida sixth in the nation

21.Nov.2006 Foreclosures hit new high in October:

00.Oct.2006 -during- 115,568 properties nationwide entered some stage of foreclosure - the most reported in any month so far this year + an increase of 42 % from 00.Oct.2005 .
21.Nov.2006 Pentagon May Suggest Short-Term Buildup Leading to Iraq Exit :

The Pentagon's closely guarded review of how to improve the situation in Iraq has outlined three basic options: Send in more troops, shrink the force but stay longer, or pull out, according to senior defense officials.

21.Nov.2006 The puppet's last dance: The US has proved itself to be clueless about regional politics all the way from Iraq to Afghanistan, from Lebanon to Palestine.

Oil + Israel were all that the world's sole superpower could think of + the consequences were nothing short of disastrous.

21.Nov.2006 President handed bitter pill of ex-insiders' dissent: Bush finds himself with fewer and fewer friends.

Some of the strongest supporters of the war have grown disenchanted, former insiders are registering public dissent + Republicans on Capitol Hill blame him for losing Congress.

21.Nov.2006 War dogs rebranded as `pussycats of peace': Mercenaries | Boom times could be ending for second-largest military contingent in Iraq

21.Nov.2006 Cartoon of the month: To Impeach or Not To Impeach?

21.Nov.2006 War Pimp Alert: Bush: I would understand if Israel chose to attack Iran : The USA lacks sufficient intelligence on Iran's nuclear facilities at this time, which prevents it from initiating a military strike against them, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has told European politicians and diplomats with whom she has recently met.
21.Nov.2006 A Prescription for Peace-Teaching Tommy During an Era of Fascism   -By Doug Soderstrom,
In looking back at that of my own education, I have come to the conclusion that much of what I learned was a matter of
propaganda

And I am sorry to say that it wasn’t until “that sorrowful day in September” that I decided to take a serious look at the history of our country + it was that which has made all the difference, that which no doubt changed my life.  Continue

21.Nov.2006 Summer Rains and Saad-By David Halpin
In early July, Saad was in the street when hell was loosed from a drone. Two people were killed immediately and two others died shortly after admission because their injuries were so severe.

So Saad is a living remnant of electronic and explosive wizardry. Continue

21.Nov.2006 Spy leaves egg on U.S. faces-By Thane Burnett
How the al-Qaida superspy manipulated
FBI intelligence watchdogs, as well as one of America's most respected U.S. attorneys, is a chilling bedtime story.

Those few people who still believe the West has been told all there is to know about intelligence bungling that led up to 9/11 - a

21.Nov.2006 -recent- poll found 80% of Americans think their administration is not being fully truthful - should trace the blood-timeline of Ali Mohamed with utter alarm. Continue

21.Nov.2006 The end of the Colombian blood letting could begin in Washington
An Open Letter to the People and Government of the US - (And a Reply to the FARC) -By James Petras
Contrary to the US government position characterizing the FARC-EP as a ‘terrorist organization’, it is the longest standing, largest peasant-based guerrilla movement in the world today.
Continue

21.Nov.2006 Housing Bubble Smack-down -By Mike Whitney -Give me 5 minutes and I’ll convince you that you should sell your house immediately and invest your life-savings in gold or a Swiss bank-account. Continue
21.Nov.2006 Jerusalem/Personal Representative in Jerusalem - SecGen report ... Armenian + Latin priests have been victims of aggression or offences committed by Jews.

These include telegram delevery to all of East Jerusalem, domino.un.org/UNISPAL.nsf/9fb163c870bb1d6785256cef0073c89f/b78930c63d3bb4d285256265005ec4e1!OpenDocument
21.Nov.2006 Bloodshed piles pressure on Iraqi PM, Bush
"Stuff Happens": When a Drama Meets the Reality of the
Busheviks. Available from BuzzFlash.com.
The BuzzFlash Mailbag -- Uncensored and Unvarnished Truth from BuzzFlash Readers.

Murdoch Backs Down on FOX Exploitation of O.J.'s Confession/Non-Confession. Show and Book Canceled. 11/21
Sounds like a civil war to us: "Militias come to funerals and offer to carry out revenge attacks. Gunmen execute blindfolded people in full public view. Mortars are lobbed between Sunni and Shiite neighborhoods." 11/20

A GOP fundraiser who embezzled from a state investment in rare coins was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison in a scandal that helped bring down Ohio's ruling Republican Party on Election Day.
Democratic Congress Should Launch Truman-Like Investigation of Iraq Reconstruction Fraud - A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution by Brent Budowsky

21.Nov.2006 After Firing JAG Lawyer from "Hamdan" Gitmo Case, Navy May Axe Another Good Sailor for Questioning Illegal Orders -- A BuzzFlash News Alert
21.Nov.2006 https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/0,1518,druck-449611,00.html

New York - Der amerikanische Kupfer- und Goldproduzent Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold übernimmt den größten US-Kupferkonzern Phelps Dodge für 25,9 Milliarden Dollar (20,2 Milliarden Euro).

Das Unternehmen sei dann der zweitgrößte Kupferproduzent der Welt nach der staatseigenen chilenischen Codelco (Nacional del Cobre de Chile) +

der größte börsennotierte Kupferkonzern der Welt, teilten Freeport-McMoRan und Phelps Dodge mit.

Die Direktorien beider Unternehmen hätten den Übernahmeplan einstimmig gebilligt.
21.Nov.2006