27.Nov.2006 Giftmord in London: Musste Litwinenko wegen eines brisanten Jukos- Dossiers sterben?
27.Nov.2006 SPIEGEL- Edition, Band 16: Universum ohne Gott
27.Nov.2006 Australien: Umgesiedelte Tasmanische Teufel sollen ihre Art retten
27.Nov.2006 Polizei- Technologie: Briten verdrahten Bobbys
27.Nov.2006 New York: Blutbad bei Junggesellenabschied, Polizeichef unter Druck
27.Nov.2006 Kommunalwahlen: Schwere Niederlage für Polens konservative Regierung
27.Nov.2006 Papst- Reise: Benedikts türkische Hintergedanken
27.Nov.2006 Deutsche Industrie: Bosse warnen vor Konzern- Ausverkauf
27.Nov.2006 Siemens- Finanzaffäre: Auch Korruptionsjäger sollen verstrickt sein
27.Nov.2006 Nanoknives To Be Used to Cut Cells - Zonk 23 -Roland Piquepaille writes
"American researchers have built a carbon nanotube knife.
According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), this nanoknife will be used to cut and study cells.
With this new tool, scientists and biologists will be able to make 3D images of cells and tissues for electron tomography, which requires samples less than 300 nanometers thick.
And as cells are usually stored in wax for dissection, the researchers plan to test their nanoknives on a block of wax later this year.
But read more for additional references and a picture of this nanoknife."
27.Nov.2006Brzezinski: The Baker Commission ‘Will Offer Some Procrastination Ideas For Dealing With The Crisis’ - Think Progress
Today on CNN, Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski issued a strong, preemptive criticism of the Baker Commission studying alternatives for Iraq.
Brzezinski said that while the commission “will probably come out with some sound advice on dealing with the neighborhood,” it essentially “will offer some procrastination ideas for dealing with the crisis.”
Brzezinski added that “This is a mistaken, absolutely historically wrong undertaking. The costs are prohibitive. If we get out sooner, there will be a messy follow-up after we leave.
It will be messy, but will not be as messy as if we stay.” Watch it:
Henry Kissinger, appearing on CNN with Brzezinski, said that “my attitude will be to support any bipartisan conclusion that would be arrived at” by the Baker commission.
Brzenzinski countered “And I’ve been arguing this on your program with Henry for the last three years.
And I invite viewers to go on the Internet and look what we have been saying, respectively.”
American Progress has a plan to stop procrastinating Iraq, Strategic Redeployment.
KISSINGER: Well, this is an issue that I believe that the Baker commission ought to address+certainly my attitude will be to support any bipartisan conclusion that would be arrived at.
But we have to navigate between a situation in which we are engaging in the civil war that is — well, the sectarian war that is going on inside Iraq.
And conditions in which we withdraw under circumstances in which, as we have seen in Lebanon + as we will see elsewhere,
whatever structure exists in the region, disintegrates + a vacuum will be created that will be filled by the nearest powerful country, which in this case is probably Iran.
BLITZER: This is the argument that so many of the administration supporters, Dr. Brzezinski, are making, that if the U.S. were to take your advice + get out, let’s say, over the next year, there would be this huge vacuum that Iran would presumably take charge of, but also that Iraq — and I want you to respond to this — would become the new Afghanistan, if you will, but even much more dangerous because of all the oil that Iraq has.
BRZEZINSKI: Well, it already is the new Afghanistan.
In fact, the lethality is much higher.
But the point to understand is that if you undertake a historically mistaken adventure, the longer you stick with it, the higher the cost you pay for it.
BLITZER: You’re making the comparison to Vietnam.
BRZEZINSKI: Yes, our — or to Algeria. And when Henry says that the Baker commission is going to help us resolve it, I think that’s an illusion.
The Baker commission will probably come out with some sound advice on dealing with the neighborhood, with Iran, with the Israeli- Palestinian issues, which is relevant but essentially will offer some procrastination ideas for dealing with the crisis.
The fact of the matter is, the undertaking itself is fundamentally wrong-headed.
And I’ve been arguing this on your program with Henry for the last three years. And I invite viewers to go on the Internet and look what we have been saying, respectively.
This is a mistaken, absolutely historically wrong undertaking. The costs are prohibitive. If we get out sooner, there will be a messy follow-up after we leave.
It will be messy, but will not be as messy as if we stay, seeking to win in some fashion
27.Nov.2006Just in case. - Judd
NBC’s Norah O’Donnell reports that “the Pentagon is already developing an alternative to give the President an out if he doesn’t like the recommendations” of the Baker-Hamilton Commission.
Watch the video at HuffPost.
27.Nov.2006Shining Path leader offers truce The last active leader of Peru's Shining Path guerrillas proposes to stop fighting in return for an amnesty.
27.Nov.2006Ex-spy death inquiry stepped up Police step up inquiries into the death of Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko, with officers due to fly to Moscow.
27.Nov.2006Student Makes a Million Online, Gets Deported - Zonk 7 -Via Kotaku,
a story at the Mainichi daily news about an enterprising exchange student that got himself deported. Wang Yue Si, a Chinese student who went to Japan on a student visa, found himself in need of some spending money. Since he was a gamer, he decided to make some cash by selling virtual items online. He was so successful, the cops noticed. From the article: "He started selling items such as weapons and currency for online games through an Internet auction site in April this year, without obtaining the appropriate residency status. Wang, living in Kumamoto, has admitted that he sold the virtual goods for about 6 million yen ($US 1.3 Million), in violation of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Law.
A bank worker became suspicious when Wang regularly sent money back home to China and alerted police in August, prompting Kumamoto police officers to investigate the student."
27.Nov.2006The Soul of A New Microsoft - Zonk 33 -BusinessWeek Online is running a front page story
today about the new future of Microsoft. By 'looking beyond Windows', the company is utilizing fresh blood to come up with new products like the Zune, the Xbox 360+various online sites.
While the Zune probably isn't getting off to as successful a start as they might have liked, the article argues it's a positive sign that they're at least making the attempt. From the article:
"The point is that Microsoft needs to find its un-Vista. Several of them, in fact. The software giant is entering perhaps the greatest upheaval in its 30-year history.
New business models are emerging--from low-cost "open-source" software to advertising-supported Web services--that threaten Microsoft's core business like never before.
For investors to care about the company, it needs to find new growth markets. Its $44.3 billion in annual sales are puttering along at an 11% growth pace.
Its shares, which soared 9,560 % throughout the 1990 s,
00.000.2000 sunk 63% when the Internet bubble burst + they have yet to fully recover."
26.Nov.2006 Ecuador: Linker Correa bei Präsidentenwahl vorn
26.Nov.2006 Zeitungsbericht: BND warnt vor russischem Einstieg bei der Telekom
26.Nov.2006 ABC News: Palestinian Attacks Go on Despite Truce - BG https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=2679660
26.Nov.2006 US carried out madrasah bombing - Newspaper Editio... - BG US carried out madrasah bombing - Newspaper Edition - Times Online
THE bombing of a Pakistani madrasah last month, in which 82 students were killed, was carried out by the United States, a Pakistani official has admitted, writes Christina Lamb .
26.Nov.2006 DesertPeace: ZIONISTS EXTEND THEIR FIGHT TO INCLUD... - BG https://desertpeace.blogspot.com/2006/11/zionists-extend-their-fight-to-include.html
26.Nov.2006 FT.com/World/US & Canada - Swift in post-9/11 ... - BG By Sarah Laitner in Brussels + Michael Peel in London Published:
24.Nov.2006 02:00 | Last updated:
24.Nov.2006 02:00 A leading bank transfer service breached European Union data privacy rules by giving US anti-terror investigators access to private financial information, EU monitors found yesterday.
26.Nov.2006 The last neocon standing. - Faiz
Newsweek profiles White House Middle East adviser Elliot Abrams. “Bush has enormous regard for him,” says a senior administration official who would not speak about their relationship on the record.
because he knows Elliott is keeper of the flame.
And also, he’s the only one who doesn’t draw any attention to himself.”
Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol on the neocon movement: “Every intellectual group, every political group, goes through a period of mini crackup + reassembles in slightly different ways.”
26.Nov.2006 Lott Attacks Rove, Says ‘I’ve Had Problems With Some Of His Conduct’ - Faiz
Earlier this month, rumors began swirling that Karl Rove may soon leave the White House, in part because he and incoming Senate Minority Whip Trent Lott (R-MS) have failed to get along.
The New York Times then reported that Rove would be staying on, but claimed the White House was compensating for his “limited influence in Congress.”
In an interview this morning on Fox News, Lott intensified the growing discord between he and Rove, stating, “I’ve had problems with some of the conduct of Karl Rove.”
He added that he has a good relationship with “most of the people” around the President. Watch it:
After Lott said in late
00.000.2002 that, had the country elected Strom Thurmond as President,
“we wouldn’t have had all these problems over all these years,”
Rove quickly orchestrated his ouster, supplanting him with White House-favorite Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN).
During the midst of the CIA leak scandal a few years later, Lott suggested that Rove should resign +
that Bush should “reach out and bring in more advice and counsel.” Transcript:
WALLACE: Senator, over the last four years, though, you did have some harsh things to say about the White House + I wonder whether you still stand by them. You said Karl Rove should resign.
Still believe that?
LOTT: Look, I’ve been in sort of a liberated mode.
Some people say that they hope in my new leadership position, I won’t give that up. I do believe in trying to be honest + respectful.
I’ve had problems with some of the conduct of Karl Rove.
But I have a good relationship with the President and most of the people around him.
I think Josh Bolten is doing a great job as his chief of staff. You know, the president + I can communicate + I want to see him succeed, because he is the President.
And we have to work with Democrats because they are in the majority.
26.Nov.2006 Mid-East leaders commit to truce Israeli + Palestinian leaders say they are committed to a Gaza ceasefire, despite Palestinian rocket fire.
26.Nov.2006 Strong Shia gains in Bahrain vote Bahrain's Shia opposition wins 40% of the vote a general election which sees women and liberals fare poorly.
26.Nov.2006 Iraqi leader attacks politicians Politicians must start to bear responsibility for the spiralling violence in Iraq, the country's prime minister says.
26.Nov.2006 Advice sought after ex-spy death Hundreds of people call the NHS Direct hotline following the death of Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko.
26.Nov.2006 256GB Geometrically Encoded Paper Storage Device - CmdrTaco 240 -jrieth50 noted that
a method of using geometric shapes combined with color to store up to 256GB of data on a sheet of paper or plastic. The article says "Files such as text, images, sounds and video clips are encoded in "rainbow format" as coloured circles, triangles, squares and so on+printed as dense graphics on paper at a density of 2.7GB per square inch. The paper can then be read through a specially developed scanner and the contents decoded into their original digital format and viewed or played."
26.Nov.2006 SCOTUS Set To Examine Combinatory Patents - Zonk 85 -eldavojohn writes
"The Washington Post is reporting that businesses are split on the current situation with patents in the United States. From the article: 'The court is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on what's obvious when older inventions are combined to create something new. The law says an invention that's "obvious" isn't patentable, but the definition isn't clear despite decades of litigation. The ambiguity, critics say, has led to an explosion of patents as companies stake claims on everything in sight, from strategies for avoiding taxes to golf ball designs. The result has been extensive and costly legal wrangling as companies of all sizes fight over who's infringing what. In some cases, small companies acquire patents not to develop new products but to sue for a quick windfall.' This sounds like some common criticism of the patent system that often pops up on Slashdot. The last part of the article mentions that most legal experts are expecting some changes to come of this. Hopefully soon we'll see some changes to the patent system for a better concept of intellectual property."
20060101 "Wir haben das falsche Schwein geschlachtet",
lautet eines der bekanntesten Churchill-Zitate in Bezug auf Hitler + Stalin. https://alfatomega.com/20060101.html
_00.000.0400 -v. Chr.- brach dann eine neue Zeit an, die nach einem Fundort am Neuenburger See Latène genannt wird.
Jetzt erst erscheinen jene Kelten, die antike Autoren so eindringlich beschrieben haben: schreckliche Krieger, die bis nach Kleinasien zogen und die dem römischen Feldherrn Gaius Iulius Caesar in Gallien Paroli boten, Menschen opfernde Druiden und grausig anzusehende Götterbilder. Hallstatt- und Latènekultur unterscheiden sich derart, dass schon der Verdacht geäußert wurde, sie hätten nichts miteinander gemein. Dagegen sprechen aber Gräber, deren Beigaben eine Phase des Übergangs belegen, wie zum Beispiel das Grab der keltischen Prinzessin von Vix in Burgund und das benachbart gelegene kleine Heiligtum.
Immerhin deuteten erste Ergebnisse tatsächlich auf eine gemeinsame mütterliche Linie zwischen den Mächtigen von Hochdorf und denen vom Hohenasperg hin, während eine solche Verwandtschaft mit den Fürsten der Heuneburg wohl auszuschließen ist.
Anfang des 5. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. verschoben sich die Machtverhältnisse nachhaltig. Neue Herrschersitze entstanden, nun aber in einem Streifen, der nördlicher lag und sich von Mittelrhein und Mosel bis in die heutige Champagne erstreckte. Manche davon werden derzeit systematisch untersucht wie der Ipf am Nördlinger Ries, andere haben schon Furore gemacht wie der Glauberg in Hessen mit seiner berühmten Nekropole. Ein Hügelgrab, umgeben von einem Graben, eine mehrere hundert Meter lange "Prozessionsstraße", dazu die bekannte Sandsteinstatue, die wahrscheinlich den Verstorbenen darstellt - alles spricht dafür, dass dort ein Ahnenkult in großem Stil betrieben wurde. Nirgends sonst wird die Religion der frühen Kelten so fassbar wie am Glauberg. Denn eigens errichtete Heiligtümer waren in der Hallstattzeit unüblich, man opferte höheren Mächten in Höhlen und an ungewöhnlichen Felsformationen.
Wer auf dem Donauradweg an Herbertingen-Hundersingen vorbeikommt, sollte das Heuneburg-Freilichtmuseum besuchen, aber auch dem Archäologielehrpfad in den Wald folgen. Etwa drei Kilometer von der Burg entfernt liegt der Hohmichele, der größte Grabhügel (fachlich Tumulus) nördlich der Alpen.
Die Kelten, die um 650 v. Chr. den Hügelsporn sechzig Meter über der Donau in Besitz nahmen, dürften es ein wenig besser gehabt haben. "Überall in den Mittelgebirgen entstanden Höhensiedlungen + ein Grund dafür war eine leichte Warmphase", erklärt Dirk Krausse, Koordinator des Schwerpunktprogramms der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft zu frühkeltischen Fürstensitzen und Zentralorten. Grönländische Eisbohrkerne, in denen die Atmosphäre der Vergangenheit quasi eingefroren ist, belegen diese Klimaerwärmung. Pollenprofile aus Seesedimenten der Eifelmaare wiederum beweisen, dass im 7. Jahrhundert v. Chr. unwirtliche Regionen Mitteleuropas im großen Stil gerodet wurden. Dichter Wald musste einer von Äckern und Weiden geprägten Siedlungslandschaft weichen.
Die technische Voraussetzung hatten die frühen Kelten längst entdeckt: das Eisen. Ein Beil mit eiserner Schneide fällt Bäume effektiver als eines aus Bronze; eine eiserne Pflugschar bearbeitet auch schwere Böden. Außerdem benötigten Bronzegießer Kupfer und Zinn - beides war nur über den Fernhandel zu beziehen. Eisenerz hingegen gab es in der näheren Umgebung.
26.Nov.2006 It Only Goes from Horrible to Worse Everyday in Iraq,
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26.Nov.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ As Greg Palast and many others have made clear, the neocons did have a plan: Loot the country, take control of the oil+ enforce ideological measures (such as an end to socialized medicine) which the Iraqis did not want.
26.Nov.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ A source inside the country wrote the following to Juan Cole: Another friend, a Sunni sheikh of the Shammar tribe noted to me that thousands of former officers are prepared to assault the G[reen] Z[one]. It is no longer a matter of can they do it, they are only mulling over the timing. [Emphasis added.]
26.Nov.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ Many American citizens still believe that we went into Iraq to fight Al Qaeda, even though Al Qaeda was not there.
This decision was a bit like bombing the North Pole because you don't like Budapest.
26.Nov.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ The Iraq conflict has lasted longer than WWII. It will not last much longer.
The followers of Muqtada al-Sadr have taken over Baghdad's television stations. When the media falls to rebels, the end begins. "I got four phone calls from friends telling me to change the channel to Iraqiya and see what's happening," said Mohamed Othman, 27, a Sunni resident of Ameriya, one of the districts mentioned in the program. "I think this is an official declaration of civil war against Sunnis. They're going to push us to join al-Qaida to protect ourselves." America is being pushed out.
Dick Cheney is meeting the with Saudis to take our place, at least in the Sunni areas.
Too late, too late. Besides, we know that a strong pro-Osama faction exists within the Saudi government.
26.Nov.2006 Giftmord: Wer war Viktor K.?
26.Nov.2006 Irak- Krieg: "Saddam, come back!"
26.Nov.2006 Griechenland: Mysteriöser fünffacher Mord stellt Polizei vor Rätsel
26.Nov.2006 Kriminalität: Fahnder spüren gigantischem Falschgeld- Ring nach
26.Nov.2006 Proteste gegen Papstbesuch: "Hier ist Istanbul, nicht Konstantinopel"
26.Nov.2006 Brummendes Weihnachtsgeschäft: Deutschland im Kaufrausch, Computer werden knapp
26.Nov.2006 Kreislaufkollaps: Berlusconi bricht bei Rede zusammen
26.Nov.2006 Dänemark: Mann wurde von zehn Autos überfahren
26.Nov.2006 Populismus- Debatte: Aufstand der Lümmel
26.Nov.2006 Giftmord: Londoner Agenten wollen in Moskau ermitteln
26.Nov.2006 Vor Papst- Besuch: Türkischer Minister schmeißt Papstkritiker raus
26.Nov.2006 Drama am Hochzeitstag: Schwarzer Bräutigam stirbt im Kugelhagel der Polizei
26.Nov.2006 Ausgrabungen: Pyrene, im Land der Kelten
BG said... Great Post! 12:10 PM fatty was had! said...
larry:: hey george and dick, thank you gentlemen for getting rid of that ridiculous wtc complex and making way for the new freedom tower project!
dick:: oh anytime larry! it gave us the opportunity to try out our new removal machine and in the process gave us an excuse to destroy our newly created enemies!
no worries pal!
26.Nov.2006 Democrat Patrick Leahy seeks torture documents - sfux
The Honorable Alberto Gonzales Attorney General United States Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Attorney General Gonzales:
Recent press accounts indicate that, after years of denials, the Central Intelligence...
26.Nov.2006 Rumsfeld hat in Abu Ghraib Folterungen genehmigt - sfux SDA -
Im Zusammenhang mit der Misshandlung von Häftlingen im Irak
hat die frühere Kommandantin des Gefängnisses Abu Ghraib schwere Vorwürfe gegen den ehemaligen amerikanischen Verteidigungsminister Donald Rumsfeld erhoben.
In einem Interview mit der spanischen Tageszeitung «El País»
hat die frühere Leiterin des Gefängnisses Abu Ghraib schwere Vorwürfe an die Adresse des ehemaligen amerikanischen Verteidigungsministers Donald Rumsfeld erhoben.
26.Nov.2006 The Iran-Contra Affair 20 Years On - sfux
Documents Spotlight Role of Reagan, Top Aides - Pentagon Nominee Robert Gates Among Many - Prominent Figures Involved in the Scandal
25.Nov.1986 -On- the biggest... The National Security Archive
26.Nov.2006 Ex-employee says FAA warned before 9/11 - sfux Catherine Rampell - From
00.000.1995-00.000.2001 Bogdan Dzakovic served as a team leader on the Federal Aviation Administration's Red Team.
Set up by Congress to help the FAA think like terrorists, the elite squad tested airport security systems.
00.000.0000-11.Sep.2001 -In the years leading up to- the terrorist attacks ...
26.Nov.2006 Radioactive Substance in Ex-Spy's Body - sfux Jill Lawless/ AP -
A former KGB agent turned Kremlin critic who blamed a "barbaric +
ruthless" Russian President Vladimir Putin for his fatal poisoning had a toxic radioactive substance in his body, the British government said Friday.
In the statement dictated from his deathbed,...
26.Nov.2006 Owning The Torture Society - BG
Newly leaked audiotapes of military tribunals held at Guantánamo Bay concentration camp shared the eerie quality of the Soviet show trials of the 1930 s.
Once again the men are accused of membership in a shadowy terrorist conspiracy.
The evidence against them consists of hearsay--the testimony of other misérables giving them up in order to save themselves.
They have been beaten, abused and probably tortured ... Source: https://pyramid.blog-city.com/linkblog/jump/?i=488653
26.Nov.2006 Science a la Joe Camel - washingtonpost.com - BG Science a la Joe Camel https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/24/AR2006112400789_pf.html
26.Nov.2006 War Crimes Complaint Against Rumsfeld, Et Al. Takes Shape
14.Nov.2006 -The- criminal complaint, filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights, is a request for the German Federal Prosecutor to open an investigation and, ultimately, a criminal prosecution that will look into the responsibility of high-ranking U.S. officials for authorizing war crimes in the context of the so-called "War on Terror." Watch testimony, learn the facts, take action and demand justice!
26.Nov.2006 By W. Christopher Epler The Second American Civil War -Time to see it like it is. What's happening now in America isn't politics as usual; it's more like a civil war.
23.Nov.2006 UrukNet - Daily Information from Occupied Iraq newsletter uruknet. info :: informazione dall'iraq occupato
Olmert: Thank God for Dead Iraqis and U.S. Soldiers - Kurt Nimmo
On numerous occasions here, I have linked to Philip Zelikow's remark that the Iraq "war" was launched in the name of Israel's security, not because Saddam Hussein was a threat to the United States, as our unitary decider and his minions have declared ad nauseam since the invasion.
"Why would Iraq attack America or use nuclear weapons against us?
I'll tell you what I think the real threat (is) and actually has been
since 1990 —it's the threat against Israel," said Zelikow, the Bush political hack who worked for the NSC, the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, the
September 11th whitewash commission + the CIA, the latter as an official exonerator of politicized intelligence while at Harvard.
Naturally, the corporate media did not bother to mention Zelikow's remark about the invasion.
In fact, when people say such things, they are usually considered antisemites. https://www.uruknet.info/?p=28487
Jeffrey Blankfort: Jewish-American anti-Zionist journalist -SF-IMC
A few weeks before Israel's latest assault on Lebanon, SF-IMC interviewed local journalist, historian, photographer, radio producer+ anti-Zionist activist, Jeffery Blankfort.
For a variety of reasons, technical and other, we are only just now getting around to publishing it.
We apologize for the delay (...) The war in Iraq was clearly a war for Israel. The oil companies want stability. They're going to make money.
They look at the long run. High prices, low prices, they're going to make money. They control the market. Saddam Hussein would play ball with them.
Why the United States would not play ball with him is because the Neo-Cons, which is part of the Lobby, didn't want that. It's interesting.
Without the Lobby+without the orchestrated incubator story, we might not have had an intervention in Kuwait because at the time the Senate was split down the middle+when the incubator story came out, even Amnesty International believed it. People said, oh these horrible Iraqis+then there was no debate anymore.
So we had that first Gulf War, not initiated, but supported by the Lobby https://www.uruknet.info/?p=28484
IRAQ: Medical System Becomes Sickening -Dahr Jamail and Ali Al-Fadhily
After three and a half years of occupation, Iraq's medical system has sunk to levels lower than seen during the economic sanctions imposed after the first Gulf war
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said Iraqis are now extremely vulnerable in their health needs. "Several wars and 13 years of economic sanctions left a heavy toll on the nutrition of the population, on the social structure, on the economy and on the health infrastructure and services," according to a statement on the WHO website (...) The health situation in Iraq has been in constant decline since the beginning of the U.S.-backed UN-imposed sanctions
Iraqi doctors were reputed to be the best in the Middle East during the 1980's, but now they are short of medicines, medical equipment and funding to maintain the hospitals.
Saddam Hussein's regime managed to keep basic medical services free of charge for most Iraqis until the U.S.-led invasion 00.Mar.2003 .
There was a hospital in almost every town. Surgeries were carried out free of charge.
Medicines were imported by the government and sold at affordable prices to those going to private clinics + hospitals... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=28500
AWB 'knew Iraq plans a year before' -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 miliary action with the US to overthrow Saddam Hussein, new AWB documents reveal.
AWB Board minutes show
27.Feb.2002 Mr Flugge told the AWB board, that Mr Dauth confided in him that he believed US military action to depose Saddam Hussein was inevitable +
that the Australian Government would support + participate in such action, Fairfax newspapers report. https://www.uruknet.info/?p=28497
Giving Thanks in the Shadow of the Terror War -Chris Floyd
The "War on Terror" represents a horribly, monstrously wrong turn for the United States, Britain+the world. Like its offshoot, the aggression in Iraq, the Terror War is a strategic disaster of mind-boggling proportions, a moral, political and cultural failure so immense as to be almost unfathomable, an all-corrupting, counterproductive policy of resounding stupidity. We have not even begun to comprehend the scope and depth -- and duration -- of the harm that this reckless, witless, ignorant campaign has wrought. Tyranny, bankruptcy, decay, division, murder, cowardice and deceit -- these have been the hallmarks and the products of the Terror War launched by George W. Bush and Tony Blair, in supposed reaction to the criminal acts of a small gang of cranks. https://www.uruknet.info/?p=28496
Platitudes Are No Defense Against Zionist Terrorism -
Kim Petersen, www.dissidentvoice.org
CBC News ran an article based on Associated Press files that began: "'Massive' human rights violations are being committed in the Gaza Strip, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour said Monday as she kicked off a tour of the region." Human rights violations -- committed by whom and against whom? This passive construction conveys an image of agent-less human rights violations against anonymous victims. The reader is, however, later informed that 19 members of the Al Athamna family in the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun were killed in an Israeli artillery attack. CBC News cited "Israeli officials" who acknowledged an error. CBC News never bothered to tabulate the numerous zionist errors/massacres over the years, such as at Qana, Nablus, Jenin, Beit Lahiya, etc. Even if the Beit Hanoun massacre were an error -- and the only error -- should that exculpate the zionist regime from condemnation and sanction?... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=28495
233 Dead in Civil War Carnage, Health Ministry Besieged, 3,000 Widows Created Each Month
Juan Cole, Informed Comment
How bad the situation is in Iraq is suggested by this email I just got from a professional who used to be in Iraq but now is in a nearby country: ' It is desperate in Iraq, worse then ever and there is no end in sight. I had lunch with [a former high ranking medical educator in Iraq] two days ago. [He]noted that Iraq no longer has neuro-surgeons, no cardiac surgeons, few pediatric doctors - they are all gone, killed or fled to neighboring countries like him. He was given seven days to get out or be killed. He is one of the lucky ones. He and his family have an opportunity for a new life in the US. But what about all the others. Where are they to go? Another friend, a Sunni sheikh of the Shammar tribe noted to me that thousands of former officers are prepared to assault the G[reen] Z[one]. It is no longer a matter of can they do it, they are only mulling over the timing. The breach of the Green Zone security the other day was a test of their ability to get in+not a real attempt at a coup, though it is reported as such. Every Iraqi I talk to says unambiguously that the resistance attached to the former regime would take out the Shiite militias with barely a fight, but that the resistance will not commit wholesale revenge against the Shiite population. They just want to get rid of the "carpet baggers" from Iran. ' ... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=28503
Weekly Report: On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory No. 45/2006 ( 16.Nov.2006-22.Nov.2006 )
PCHR - Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
# 19 Palestinians, including 5 children, 3 women and an old man, were killed by IOF. # 4 of the victims, including a civilian bystander, were extra-judicially executed by IOF. # Two of the victims died from previous wounds. # 92 Palestinians, including 41 children and one woman, were wounded by IOF. # IOF have continued to launch air strikes on houses and civilian facilities in the Gaza Strip; 12 houses, a mosque, a pharmacy shop, a kindergarten and 3 shops were destroyed+19 houses were severely damaged. # IOF conducted 30 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank+6 into the Gaza Strip. # IOF arrested 59 Palestinian civilians, including 7 children, in the West Bank+two others in the Gaza Strip... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=28502
Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Thursday, 23.Nov.2006
Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice
In a dispatch posted at 1:59pm Makkah time Thursday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that US occupation troops seized several private homes in al-Fallujah and threw the residents out, turning the houses into a US camp. The al-Fallujah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a source in the Iraqi puppet police as saying that US troops surrounded a number of rural houses in the an-Nu'aymiyah area south of al-Fallujah at dawn on Thursday. The Americans then threw the families of the four houses out in the street and took over their homes, turning them into an American Marine camp and posting snipers atop their roofs. US forces had commandeered other houses in the city earlier in the month... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=28499
Thanksgiving a Time of Remembrance
John Calvin Jones, www.virtualcitizens.com
...And so today, Bush has ordered the invasion and conquest of Iraq. Hundreds of thousands killed by American bombs and bullets – some burned alive with chemical weapons like white phosphorous and bunk busting bombs. On the 2006 campaign trail, Bush openly celebrated the fact that now Iraqi oil was not in the hands of people who might raise the price on Americans – implying that record profits for his friends in the oil business are now acceptable as the petroleum economy is safely in the hands of Americans instead of, oh God no, the indigenous peoples of the world. Instead of sowing salt into the fields of Iraq, Bush's bounty has irradiated the fertile land between two rivers with depleted uranium … now cancers grow and babies are deformed in record numbers.
What will the future hold?... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=28494
Iraq's Leaders Appeal for Unity After Attacks Claim 161 Lives in Baghdad's Bleakest Day
Airport closed and curfew imposed after bombings
A barrage of car bombs and mortar rounds aimed at three street markets in Sadr City, Baghdad's biggest Shia district, brought carnage to one of the most densely populated suburbs of Iraq's capital yesterday and the heaviest loss of life on a single day in the country's sectarian war. At least 160 people were killed when at least five cars packed with explosives were detonated in rapid succession. The authorities imposed an immediate curfew throughout the capital to prevent revenge attacks+ late last night closed the international airport to all commercial flights. Leaders of Iraq's three main communities stood side by side on national television appealing for calm.
President Jalal Talabani, a Kurd, was grim-faced as he and his Sunni and Shia vice-presidents asked for unity and self-restraint... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=28493
ANTI ZIONISM=ANTI SEMITISM? IT SEEMS SO TO SOME
I have in recent days seen and heard ridiculous charges leveled against Gilad Atzmon, claims that he is an anti semite and should not have been invited to speak for the Scottish Palestinian Solidarity Campaign in Edinburgh last night. There were protests coming from renowned anti zionists in Britain as well as from the zionist 'alert rag' Engage. Engage, the very source that referred to me as an anti semite a few weeks ago has now added Atzmon to their 'list'. All I can say is that if Engage's positions on who or who is not an anti Semite are being taken as Gospel Truth by anti zionists, then our movement is in serious trouble. Atzmon is a musician not a politician. He is an anti zionist. That's all that matters. If we cannot all work together to defeat the zionist beast,we lose...meaning occupation wins... is that our new agenda? I don't think so...
Below is an excerp of the speech he gave last night.... can any true anti-zionist say they do not want this man's participation in the struggle?... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=28492
IRAQ: Singing "the devil's music" will get you killed
Youssef Jabry, 32, is a singer who loves western music. He sings for a living in parties, weddings and all sorts of gatherings. But what was once a dream job has become a nightmare with the rise of Islamic extremists who say western music is unreligious and must be prohibited. Six months ago, Jabry's brother, Muhammad, who was also a singer, was killed by such extremists. "They broke into our house shouting his name loudly. They carried him off and a week later we found his decapitated body with a note saying that this was the destiny of those who sing American words," Jabry said (...) Jabry fondly remembers the "good days" during former president Saddam Hussein's time when his voice was heard in many parties. "Once I sang to Saddam at his birthday party and got good money for it because he liked my voice. Today, the only thing I get for singing in English is a threat or a bullet as payment," he said... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=28489
On human shields (and Human Rights Watch)
I've been having a bit of an email exchange today with Sarah Leah Whitson, the director of the Middle east Division of Human Rights Watch, over their decision, yesterday, to rush out a press release criticising the Gazans' latest use of nonviolent mass action to halt israel's resumed practice of punitive home demolitions in Gaza (...) I still strongly question why Sarah Leah and the rest of HRW's very comfortably paid apparatchiks rushed to get this very definitive and accusatory press release out so very quickly. Especially given that over the past four months HRW had said not one word about Israel's horrible, very harmful resumption, back in July, of the practice of demolishing large numbers family homes in the Gaza Strip for purely punitive purposes... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=28488
DAILY WAR NEWS FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2006
Today in Iraq
More than 140 killed in Baghdad's Sadr City+more than 200 wounded in a series of bombings. The bombs and mortar shells stuck at 15 minutes intervals beginning at 3 PM, with the first bomb at a vegetable market. There were six car bombs from one report, many details are unknown in this tragedy+the death toll is expected to rise. Another report says the mortar barrage was aimed at a nearby Sunni enclave. The Health Ministry compound was attacked by at least 30 gunmen today. There were at least three mortar rounds inside the compound. These gunmen also attacked that Shi'ite Endowment, which manages Shi'ite institutions around the country. There are no immediate reports on casualties... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=28486
Government-backed militias killed comedian
A militia group linked to the government is leading a campaign of intimidation and murder against reporters and employees of Azzaman and its sister media outlets. On Monday, al-Shariqiya, the television network which is part of Azzaman Group, lost its star comedian who made Iraqis laugh at their corrupt politicians, the U.S. occupiers as well as the insurgents. This murderous militia group is targeting Azzaman and its sister outlets as part of a campaign to forced them to leave the country.
Azzaman has lost numerous reporters and employees amid threats from government officials to close its television down... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=28482
GI Special 4K22: Majority Of Shia Say Kill US Troops - November 22, 2006
Thomas F. Barton
A majority of Sunni have been for killing U.S. troops for months.
Now the Shia have swung over to the same action plan.
That would seem to be a subtle indication that it's time to get the fuck out. The majority has spoken. https://www.uruknet.info/?p=28481
Attacks kill 146 in Baghdad's Sadr City
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
In the deadliest attack since the beginning of the Iraq war, suspected Sunni-Arab militants used three suicide car bombs and two mortar rounds on the capital's Shiite Sadr City slum to kill at least 145 people and wound 238 on Thursday, police said. The Shiites responded almost immediately, firing 10 mortar rounds at the Abu Hanifa Sunni mosque as Azamiya, killing one person and wounding seven people in their attack on the holiest Sunni shrine in Baghdad. Beginning at 3:10 p.m., the three car bomb attackers blew up their vehicles one after another, at 15 minute intervals, hitting Jamila market, al-Hay market and al-Shahidein Square in Sadr City. At about the same time, mortar rounds struck al-Shahidein Square and Mudhaffar Square, police said... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=28480
United Nations - Where are Your Troops ? The Israelis are Heading for Large Scale Massacres on Gaza Strip !
"Israel" Is Planning New Ground Offensive
Hiyam Noir, PalestineFreeVoice
Inside "Israel" there are demands for a larger- scale offensive against the Gaza Strip. The "Israelis" decided on Wednesday to step up the offensive against the Gaza Strip, demanding a high-scale ground operation. The "Israeli" terrorist operations on ground continues in the northern Gaza Strip for the third consecutive day."Israeli" tanks and armored vehicles broke in and trespassed earlier today into the eastern parts of Jabalia refugee camp - in the northen parts of Gaza Strip.The "Israeli" terrorists blocked the main road leading to the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun. Meanwhile in Jabalya "Israeli" state terrorists openened random fire towards the residents of people at the refuge camp, wounding many - including children... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=28479
Gunmen raid Iraq health ministry -CNN
Gunmen have attacked the health ministry in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, sparking heavy gun battles with guards. About 30 gunmen are trying to take over the building, Iraqi TV reported. Reports said they were believed to be Sunni Muslim insurgents. Shia militias were suspected of a mass kidnapping of education ministry staff last week. Deputy Minister Hakim Zamili told reporters by telephone that that gunmen were in positions outside the health ministry building in the Bab al-Muadham area and were opening fire. "Terrorists are attacking the building with mortars, machinegun fire and we can even see snipers. Any employee who leaves the building will be killed," Mr Zamili he told Reuters. The health ministry is headed by a group loyal to the Shia cleric, Moqtada Sadr, whose Mehdi Army militia is accused of involvement in sectarian attacks on Iraq's Sunni Muslim community... https://www.uruknet.info/?p=28478
26.Nov.2006 [WarOnFreedom] Hank King of the Hill's 9/11 Tr... - BG
Hank Hill a 9/11 Truther!? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq8jlA7meHQ
'Honourable Judge Mason Freemason presiding.'
"I can't stand what this country has come to anymore. Your honour, I don't know what the hell has gotten into this country.
First of all,
what happened to our constitution? We used to have rights as human beings. Now we're just treated like filthy animals.
We've reduced our constitution to nothing more than dog-dirt.
I never asked to be part of Bush's Fascist regime. Yeah I voted for that goofball after 9/11,
we all did. But I never expected him to turn into a dictator.
Didn't think he had the brains."
"And that reminds me, all you people better do some more investigating into 9/11 because its not what you think it was, your damn future depends on it.
The media is lying to you, I promise you that.
Now we have secret prisons where we torture prisoners who were detained illegally.
They call it waterboarding. I call it sickening.
We start a war with a soverign country on the basis of lies, then wonder why our soldiers are coming back in pieces.
America, wake up damn it."
"We've been taken over by a corporate puppet. 9/11 was an inside job to spur arms sales.
To start a war with Iraq so we could steal their oil.
Bush and the corporations stole the idea from the Hitler handbook.
Look it up if you don't believe me, 9/11 was our Reichstag fire.
I'm an American dammit, this used to be a nation of laughter and fun.
But some ugly people at the top have turned it into a nation of terror."
After his speech to the court, Hank is hauled off to life sentence in a concentration camp....
Cool view - pass it on...
26.Nov.2006 Deep Breathing - The Truly Essential Exercise at R... - BG https://ririanproject.com/2006/11/08/deep-breathing-the-truly-essential-exercise/
26.Nov.2006 RatTube.com » Kissinger and the New International ... - BG https://rattube.com/blog1/2006/11/25/kissinger-and-the-new-international-order/
26.Nov.2006 UN anti-terror body praises Pakistan - Irna - BG https://www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-239/0611255756173256.htm
23.Nov.2006 Flirting | Don't misunderestimate yourself | Econo... - BG From The Economist print edition
Why people think that rivals are better looking than they really are IF YOU have ever sat alone in a bar, depressed by how good-looking everybody else seems to be, take comfort—it may be evolution playing a trick on you. A study just published in Evolution and Human Behavior by Sarah Hill, a psychologist at the University of Texas, Austin, shows that people of both sexes reckon the sexual competition they face is stronger than it really is. She thinks that is useful: it makes people try harder to attract or keep a mate. https://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=8313758
26.Nov.2006 Peter Dale Scott: Poetry and Political Writings - BG Peter Dale Scott,
a former Canadian diplomat and English Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, is a poet, writer+researcher. He was born in Montreal
00.000.1929 , the only son of the poet F.R. Scott and the painter Marian Scott.
He is married to Ronna Kabatznick; and he has three children, Cassie, Mika+John Scott, by a previous marriage to Maylie Marshall. https://socrates.berkeley.edu/~pdscott/index.html
26.Nov.2006 Nothing There - BG
What ideas are behind the Conservative Movement? Nothing there.
Via Digby, I learned of an article by a conservative, Austin Bramwell, who was asked to resign from the board of directors of National Review by Bill Buckley.
For all their philippics, disgruntled conservatives remain decidedly of the movement, if not in it, for they share with the mainstream the fundamental conceit that conservatism exists to advance some core set of beliefs or principles. Like a soul animating a body, these principles allegedly guide, smooth or grim, all the movement's institutions, programs, publications, alliances, tactical feints+shifting positions. Hence, even those outside the mainstream keep the faith that the movement will not stray forever.
Conservatism, in this view, can no more betray its principles than the God of Abraham can betray His covenant... Source: https://vaguenihilism.blogspot.com/2006/11/nothing-there.html
26.Nov.2006 WTC5 - Normal Versus Abnormal... - BG Source: https://covertoperations.blogspot.com/2006/11/wtc5-normal-versus-abnormal-building.html
26.Nov.2006 Loyalist charges Stormont with a gun, knife and ba... - BG
Michael Stone was restrained at the entrance to Stormont
Loyalist charges Stormont with a gun, knife and bag of bombs David Sharrock, Ireland Correspondent
Michael Stone wrestled to ground
Killer notorious for funeral attack https://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2470753,00.html
26.Nov.2006 911_truth_DFW : Message: JFK and 9/11 - Insights G... - BG
JFK and 9/11 - Insights Gained From Studying Both
22.Nov.2006 8:07 pm (PST) https://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7404458118476453937&hl=en
UPDATE: Q & A session added: https://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4784922735418561675&hl=en
Peter Dale Scott gave an excellent talk 11/18/2006 at the COPA (Coalition on Political Assassinations) Regional Meeting in Dallas, Texas.
Scott points out similarities that he has encountered as a researcher studying JFK and 9/11+covers a wide assortment of anomalies and evidence in this one hour presentation.
Scott talks about Continuity of Government, the a priori existence of "lone nut" profiles to offer cover for covert operations + how drug trafficking lurks in the background all the while -
how "Al Qaeda" is linked to this drug traffic, how it was dismissed by the 9/11 Commission + the relevance of the case of Sibel Edmonds as well as that of Indira Singh.
Scott focuses on Cheney's activities on the morning of 9/11,
conflicting accounts of his actions that day+offers an avenue of research for dedicated data hounds that relates to both JFK and 9/11 - archived logs of White House communications that are kept by a
specific government office - the White House Communications Agency.
During the talk, Scott mentions the Mary Ferrell Foundation – this name may be unfamiliar to 9/11 researchers,
so here is a link to the Foundation's website which may offer a model of sorts for future 9/11 archiving activities. https://www.maryferrell.org/wiki/index.php/ Main_Page
For me, this speech was the highlight of the conference, as I have been following Scott's work for a couple of years now.
I can recommend his books that I have read so far; The War Conspiracy (1972) + Drugs Oil and War (2003). Due to be published next year is Scott's latest on 9/11;
The Road to 9/11. I'm sure it will have the same top-notch scholarship & analysis as his other work.
Special thanks to John Judge and the other members of COPA for making this event happen. For more information on COPA, write to Judge here: firstname.lastname@example.org
For a high-quality DVD of the COPA meeting (including Scott's talk) contact Ralph at Justice Vision: https://justicevision.org
Ralph is a dedicated documenter of conferences of this type+has lots of DVDs to sell. (Peter Dale Scott's talk is Copyright 2006, Peter Dale Scott.)
(As a matter of continuity, note that Scott refers to the order to ground all commercial flights on 9/11 as a "stand down" order, please don't confuse this with an order to "stand down" fighter response on
9/11. A correction: Scott calls Lance's book: A Thousand Years of Deception, but the book is A Thousand Years for Revenge.) https://groups.yahoo.com/group/911_truth_DFW/message/467
26.Nov.2006 9/11: It's Time for America t... - BG
I am done researching 9/11. Two years ago, several years of independent 9/11 investigation, research independent of any online umbrella group and independent of a Bush adminstration provided lead (that nineteen Arabs pulled off the events of September 11, 2001), was destroyed (since, I have resurrected much of it at this blog). It was destroyed from several angles. Its author was intimidated by multiple fires starting at residences inhabited by immediate family members (two different fires in one week) and by the poisoning of two of his dogs, in separate incidents a year or so apart. This author (yours truly) had been through an awful lot already, including many thousands of electronic attacks on his websites, mailing lists+email accounts and by the most jarring kinds of death...
26.Nov.2006 Franco-American News & Events, 6: 'Us and Them,' T... - BG
Canada was an ethnically divided place a few generations ago, where Chinese immigration was excluded, Japanese Canadians were interned in camps and open discrimination was practiced against Jews, blacks and other minorities. https://fanset6.blogspot.com/2006/11/us-and-them-then-and-now.html
26.Nov.2006 American Scientist Online - That Other Greenhouse ... - BG Somewhat mysteriously, the rise in atmospheric methane levels has ceased David Schneider
26.Nov.2006 Eurasian Secret Services Daily Review - BG Israeli agent in United States helped Moscow https://www.axisglobe.com/article.asp?article=1134
26.Nov.2006 American Scientist Online - The Skeptical Inquirer... - BG
The Skeptical Inquirer Ryan D. Tweney The Psychology of Science and the Origins of the Scientific Mind. Gregory J. Feist. xx + 316 pp. Yale University Press, 2006. $38.
26.Nov.2006 UK Paper: US Interference Allowed UK Liquid Terror Plot Suspects To Escape...
A team of suspected terrorists involved in an alleged UK plot to blow up trans-atlantic airliners escaped capture because of interference by the United States, The Independent has been told by counter-terrorism sources. An investigation by MI5 and Scotland Yard into an alleged plan to smuggle explosive devices on up to 10 passenger jets was jeopardised in August, when the US put pressure on authorities in Pakistan to arrest a suspect allegedly linked [...]
26.Nov.2006 GOP's Specter On Unchanged Bush Wiretapping Program: "For Every Day That Passes, There's An Invasion Of Privacy That Could Be Cured"...
When President Bush went on national television one Saturday morning last December to acknowledge the existence of a secret wiretapping program outside the courts, the fallout was fierce and immediate. Mr. Bush's opponents accused him of breaking the law, with a few even calling for his impeachment. His backers demanded that he be given express legal authority to do what he had done. Law professors talked, civil rights groups sued and a federal judge [...]
26.Nov.2006 Energy Firms Preparing For Global Warming Legislation From Dem-Led Congress...
While the political debate over global warming continues, top executives at many of the nation's largest energy companies have accepted the scientific consensus about climate change and see federal regulation to cut greenhouse gas emissions as inevitable. The Democratic takeover of Congress makes it more likely that the federal government will attempt to regulate emissions. The companies have been hiring new lobbyists who they hope can help fashion a national approach that would avert [...]
26.Nov.2006 China Filling Void Left By West In U.N. Peacekeeping (published on Fri, 24 Nov 2006 16:31:15 +0000)
'UNITED NATIONS -- When African nations began urging the deployment of peacekeepers to Somalia in June to prop up its embattled government, an unlikely nation stepped forward to support their call for action: China, which had long been wary of such interventions by the United Nations.'China's emergence as an economic superpower has forced the government to rethink some of its foreign policy priorities+it is quietly extending its influence on the world stage through [...]
26.Nov.2006The Iraq insurgency is now self-sustaining financially, - Nico
“raising tens of millions of dollars a year from oil smuggling, kidnapping, counterfeiting, corrupt charities and other crimes that the Iraqi government and its American patrons have been largely unable to prevent, a classified United States government report has concluded.”
26.Nov.2006U.S. now involved in Iraq longer than WWII. - Nico
As of today, the war in Iraq has lasted longer than the U.S. involvement in WWII. — three years + just over eight months.
“Only the Vietnam War (eight years, five months), the Revolutionary War (six years, nine months)+the Civil War (four years), have engaged America longer.”
26.Nov.2006Science Teachers’ Organization Refuses To Accept Copies of Inconvenient Truth - Nico
In tomorrow’s Washington Post, global warming activist Laurie David writes about her effort to donate 50,000 free DVD copies of An Inconvenient Truth
(which she co-produced) to the National Science Teachers Association. The Association refused to accept the DVDs:
In their e-mail rejection, they expressed concern that other “special interests” might ask to distribute materials, too; they said they didn’t want to offer “political” endorsement of the film;
and they saw “little, if any, benefit to NSTA or its members” in accepting the free DVDs. …
[T]here was one more curious argument in the e-mail: Accepting the DVDs, they wrote, would place “unnecessary risk upon the [NSTA] capital campaign, especially certain targeted supporters.”
As it turns out, those supporters already include “special interests,” including Exxon-Mobil, Shell Oil+the American Petroleum Institute, which have given millions in funding to the NSTA.
And while the NSTA showed no interest in helping educators get copies of Al Gore’s movie (which scientists gave “five stars for accuracy“), it has distributed oil industry-funded “educational” content,
like this video produced by the American Petroleum Institute:
The first line of “Fuel-less”: “You’re absolutely not going to believe this, but almost everything I have that’s really cool comes from oil!” (Watch a video clip.)
As Laurie David notes, an API memo leaked to the media
00.000.1998 explains the motivation behind such videos:
“Informing teachers/students about uncertainties in climate science will begin to erect barriers against further efforts to impose Kyoto-like measures in the future.”
26.Nov.2006 Cheney in Saudi Arabia. - Nico
Vice President Cheney is greeted by Saudi Crown Prince Sultan upon his arrival in Riyadh today “in what is seen as a US diplomatic push to stem surging violence in Iraq.”
26.Nov.2006 White House insists there is no civil war - Judd in Iraq. The LA Times provides a reality check:
26.Nov.2006 Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) calls for phased withdrawal - Judd from Iraq. From his op-ed in today’s Washington Post:
There will be no victory or defeat for the United States in Iraq. These terms do not reflect the reality of what is going to happen there. The future of Iraq was always going to be determined by the Iraqis — not the Americans.
…The time for more U.S. troops in Iraq has passed. We do not have more troops to send and, even if we did, they would not bring a resolution to Iraq. Militaries are built to fight and win wars, not bind together failing nations.
…The United States must begin planning for a phased troop withdrawal from Iraq.
26.Nov.2006 A threat from al-Sadr. - Judd
“Radical anti-U.S. Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s political bloc, a key player in Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s government, threatened on Friday to withdraw from the cabinet and parliament if Maliki met U.S. President George W. Bush as planned in Jordan next week.”
26.Nov.2006 Iraq goes from bad to worse. - Judd CNN reports on the violence ravaging the country today:
26.Nov.2006 Senate Passes Resolution Honoring Paul Wellstone - Faiz
Before adjourning last week, the Senate passed a resolution praising the accomplishments of the late progressive Senator from Minnesota Paul Wellstone, who died in a tragic plane crash on October 25, 2002.
The measure introduced by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) stated that “Senator Paul Wellstone should be remembered for his compassion and leadership on social issues throughout his career,” particularly his tireless work to advance mental health parity for all Americans.
While introducing the resolution on the Senate floor, Durbin recalled one particular moment that stood out in his mind that exemplified Wellstone’s vision and courage:
I can recall the last time I saw him. He was a few feet away from me here. It was the night we cast our vote on the Iraqi war. It was a vote that was a hard one. …
Twenty-three of us voted against the war that night. I was one, Paul Wellstone was another. It was even later than now that night+I came to the well on the floor to say goodbye to Paul because we were both off for the reelection campaigns of 4 years ago. I came over to wish him well, and I said, “Paul, I hope that vote doesn’t cost you the election.” He said, “You know, it is OK if it does because that is what I believe and that is who I am. The people of Minnesota would expect nothing less from me.” It was the last time I ever saw him. He went home+within 2 weeks he was killed in a plane crash with his wife and staff members.
26.Nov.2006 1,000. - Judd -Number of Iraqis displaced each day since February 22 due to sectarian violence, according to a U.N. study.
26.Nov.2006 Rep. Tancredo: Bush Wants To Merge U.S. With Mexico and Canada - Judd
Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO), one of the leading voices on immigration for the right, claims President George W. Bush is plotting to merge the U.S. with Mexico and Canada. An excerpt from WorldNetDaily:
Tancredo lashed out at the White House’s lack of action in securing U.S. borders+said efforts to merge the U.S. with both Mexico and Canada is not a fantasy.
“I know this is dramatic — or maybe somebody would say overly dramatic — but I’m telling you, that everything I see leads me to believe that this whole idea of the North American Union, it’s not something that just is written about by right-wing fringe kooks. It is something in the head of the president of the United States, the president of Mexico, I think the prime minister of Canada buys into it. …
You might think the right would immediately repudiate this kind of conspiracy theory. You’d be wrong. The National Review’s Andy McCarthy came to Tancredo’s defense:
This is not a fringe. It’s a wave. It’s fine to disagree with Rep. Trancredo; it’s wrong to treat him like a lunatic when he is anything but.
[I]t’s not unreasonable for people to look at Bush’s immigration policies and worry that he is insufficiently alert to the internationalist pressures (what John Fonte calls “transnational progressivism”) vigorously challenging the traditional understanding of sovereignty on many fronts.
Fox’s Neil Cavuto recently said Tancredo “owns” the issue of immigration predicted that “if he were to run for president, he just might well be president.”
24.Nov.2006 November 24, 2006 - Think Progress
“Two bombs killed 22 people in northern Iraq on Friday as the government tried to tamp down violence and head off civil war
- a day after Sunni-Arab insurgents killed 215 people in an attack on Baghdad’s Sadr City slum that intensified Shiite anger at the United States.”
A previously undisclosed video shot in the months before the U.S. invasion
00.000.2003, shows Saddam Hussein + his top officers demonstrating not biological or nuclear weapons, but primitive slingshots, Molotov cocktails+ crossbows .
Government whistle-blowers are facing increased retaliation for speaking out . “In the four years before the terrorist attacks, whistle-blowers filed an average of 690 reprisal complaints…annually. Since the attacks, an average of 835 complaints have been filed each year, a 21% increase.”
16,000 : Number of single mothers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, “a number that military experts say is unprecedented.” A total of 155,000 women have served in both conflicts.
Leaked drug company memo: Sen. Rick Santorum’s (R-PA) loss “creates a big hole we will need to fill” and “we now have fewer allies in the Senate.”
Twenty states plus the District of Columbia now have requirements for using alternative energy+two others states — Illinois and Vermont — have non-binding goals on using renewable energy sources .
26.Nov.2006 NY police kill man on wedding day New York police kill a man on his wedding day, firing 50 bullets at his car as he left a strip club after a party.
26.Nov.2006 Pinochet 'takes responsibility' Chile's ex-military leader, Augusto Pinochet, admits "political responsibility" for what occurred under his rule.
26.Nov.2006 S American 12 cut travel red tape The 12 countries of the South American Community of Nations will allow passport-free travel between them.
26.Nov.2006 S Korea in mass poultry slaughter South Korean officials are to slaughter 236,000 poultry after an outbreak of the H5N1 form of bird flu at a farm.
26.Nov.2006 Ban on 'brutal' fishing blocked UN negotiations on fisheries end without the ban on bottom trawling advocated by conservation groups.
26.Nov.2006 A Measure of Truth How strong is that hurricane? How deep is a coma? Humans love to parse things and here are some of the cool scales we use to codify things on the planet.
By Lucas Graves from Wired magazine.
26.Nov.2006 Video of teacher rant gets students in trouble Electronics are banned from Canadian classroom and teacher takes stress leave after footage of him yelling is posted to YouTube.
Aaron Russo's 'America: Freedom to Fascism' Opens To Sold Out Theaters
Film Grossed approximately $90,000 This Past Week In Test Markets
LOS ANGELES - It was a rush to the box office last week as Aaron Russo's hot documentary "America: Freedom to Fascism" opened in test markets in New York, Chicago, Austin, Tampa + Kansas City.
The estimated box office last week was approximately $90,000.
Russo used the test markets to evaluate audience response before spreading it across the country.
The film was met with standing ovations and excellent exit polls. Russo feels that the prints could be technically improved, so he has made a decision to pull the film from theaters as of last night (Thursday). He will be upgrading the quality of the prints and releasing the film this September in time for the political season.
The film will be released in many theaters across the country.
In Austin, TX the Friday evening show sold out by mid-morning. Chicago's Landmark Century Centre sold out their Saturday evening show so quickly, they had to move it to a larger room.
"I am gratified by the consistent standing ovations that the film is getting throughout America. The exit ratings have been incredibly high," said Russo. "The people of America are eager to learn the truth about how our government functions. It is time for the American people to understand that the Supreme Court has consistently ruled that the 16th Amendment did not give the government the authority to impose a direct unapportioned tax on the labor of the people. The IRS Code does not trump Supreme Court decisions. The Supreme Court has defined income+it is neither wages nor labor."
The film, which has strong appeal to niche markets, has received phenomenal support from the grassroots and online community.
26.Nov.2006 Triple-Shape Plastics for Surgery - Zonk 23 - Roland Piquepaille writes
"In Plastics' Day in Surgery, Red Herring reports that an international team of U.S. and German researchers has developed a new kind of plastic that can shift between three different shapes when the temperature increases. Even if these polymeric triple-shape materials have not emerged from the lab, they could eventually be employed as removable 'stents' and self-closing fasteners used by surgeons and more generally by the healthcare industry. The Emerging Tech ZDNet blog has additional references and pictures of these morphing plastics."
26.Nov.2006Steve Chen Making China's Supercomputer Grid - CowboyNeal 105 - nanotrends writes
"Steve Chen was the principal designer of the Cray X-MP supercomputer. He recently created multi-teraflop blade based supercomputers for a Chinese company. He is now creating a supercomputer grid across China and he is working on a bio-supercomputer extension to human brains called THIRD-BRAIN. The THIRD-BRAIN project has significant 3 year and 5 year targets."
26.Nov.2006 Polonium-210 one of world's rarest elements Polonium-210 -- the radioactive substance used to poison a former Russian spy in London -- is one of the world's rarest elements, first discovered in the 19th century by scientists Marie and Pierre Curie.
Looks like it wasn't Thallium after all. Polonium-210 is extremely rare - except in Russia, of course. See also Radiation killed Russian spy, says Britain posted by Prof. Hex
26.Nov.2006 'Cult' fights claims of child sacrifice AN ANTI-CHILD-SEX campaigner accused an occult religious group of hosting parties at which naked children acted as waiters and at which members had sex with and murdered children, a tribunal was told yesterday.
The obscure group Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO) claims Dr Reina Michaelson and the Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program described it in a website article as a satanic cult that sacrificed children and ate their organs and blood. posted by Prof. Hex
26.Nov.2006 Cocaine, heroin cheaper than ever in Europe: report
The steep fall in heroin prices
00.000.1999-2004 came as drug production in Afghanistan surged so much after the fall of the Taliban that supply could now be exceeding global demand for heroin, threatening to spur more drug use.
Heckuva job, Chimpy! posted by Prof. Hex
26.Nov.2006 Iraq war tip-off a conspiracy theory
Suggestions the Australian Government told AWB of its plans to invade Iraq a year before the military action are crackpot conspiracy theories, said Foreign Minister Alexander Downer.
The Cole commission, which is investigating $290 million in kickbacks paid by AWB to the regime of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, has released documents revealing that an Australian diplomat told a former AWB chairman of the invasion plans 00.000.2002, more than a year before it took place.
Via Supernatural News. posted by Prof. Hex
26.Nov.2006 Iraq conflict passes WWII War in Iraq now officially longer than WWII. posted by Prof. Hex
26.Nov.2006 Exiled Hamas leader warns third uprising in 6 months:
Exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal on Saturday warned of the collapse of the Palestinian authorities +
a third intifada (uprising) in six months while blaming Israel for the delay on an Egypt-brokered prisoners' swap.
26.Nov.2006 Israel: Assassination, but only after a hearing : The cabinet issued an order to prepare a large-scale operation in Gaza+also established a committee to discuss the execution of individuals.
Tanks will rumble through the alleys+airplanes will aim their missiles precisely at anyone whom the committee decides has lived long enough.
26.Nov.2006 'When it comes to firing the gun, it's a massive shock. It's what you don't see in the movies.': We followed young British Jews signing up for service in Gaza and the West Bank
26.Nov.2006 S. African Jewish paper causes storm: The South African Jewish Report, published weekly in Johannesburg, is engaged in a heated public spat with the country's Jewish minister of intelligence, over the newspaper's refusal to publish a letter by Kasrils that, the paper's editor says, compares Israel's actions in the Palestinian territories to those of the Nazis during WWII.
26.Nov.2006 Israeli forces laid mines in Lebanon during summer war : U.N. experts say up to one million cluster bombs dropped by Israeli aircraft during the July-August war against Hezbollah remain unexploded in south Lebanon, where they continue to threaten civilians.
26.Nov.2006 Olmert and the Baker Boys : James Baker, the consiglieri of the Bush crime family, brings Syria and Iran to the table and they hammer out an understanding on Iraq and, horror stacked upon horror, “some kind of long-term Israeli-Arab diplomatic agreement,” as the Jerusalem Post puts it.
26.Nov.2006 Cheney and Neo-Cons Plotting More Wars: They are now preparing to survive the fall of the House of Bush+are already making plans for the next confrontations: against Iran and Russia, to name the top two targets du jour.
26.Nov.2006 Robert Gates advocated air strikes against Nicaragua
00.000.1984 -documents say: Ironically, Gates' nomination to succeed Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was announced
just days after Ortega capped off a surprise political comeback by winning election as Nicaraguan president after three previous bids were rejected by the voters.
26.Nov.2006 In case you missed it: John Pilger: Nicaragua - A Nations Right To Survive: hey based their reformist ideology on that of the English Co-operative Movement, but was to prove too ‘radical’ for the Reagan administration. In this film, Pilger describes the achievements of the Sandinistas and their "threat of a good example".
26.Nov.2006 Nuclear fallout: Alexander Litvinenko died in agony. Who killed him+ why?: Polonium-210 is so dangerous that it may be impossible to carry out a conventional post-mortem on Mr Litvinenko. It is even possible that his remains will have to be disposed of in a manner that prevents any risk.
26.Nov.2006 Litvinenko: police probe claims he may have killed himself : Detectives investigating the death of Alexander Litvinenko were last night examining the possibility that the former spy killed himself to discredit Vladimir Putin.
26.Nov.2006 Honduras fines U.S. subsidiary over alleged mercenary training:
The Honduran government said Friday it has fined the local subsidiary of a U.S. company $25,000 for allegedly training more than 300 Hondurans + foreigners last year to work as mercenaries in Iraq.
26.Nov.2006 Secret Pentagon Documents Classify Central Coast Group as a "Threat": Santa Barbara Chapter of Veterans for Peace revealed to be a Pentagon surveillance target
26.Nov.2006 State police eyed as hubs of terrorism data network: A new plan from the U.S. intelligence czar will use intelligence centers run by state police as the hubs for a national network of officials from different agencies and levels of government sharing information about terrorism.
26.Nov.2006 Whistle-blowers tell of cost of conscience : 00.000.2002, decorated FBI Special Agent Mike German was investigating meetings between terrorism suspects. When he discovered other officers had jeopardized the investigation by violating wiretapping regulations, he reported what he found to his supervisors, in accordance with FBI policy.
26.Nov.2006 The U.S. Dollar is the Week's Biggest Turkey : While Americans were busy digesting their Thanksgiving feasts, the rest of the world was barfing up dollars.
As a result of our massive trade deficits, foreigners certainly have their bellies full of them.
26.Nov.2006 Britain told: do peace deal with Taliban: THE British will never win in Afghanistan by military means +
should open negotiations with the Taliban, according to the former leader of Pakistan’s forces in the border areas.
26.Nov.2006 'In Saddam's time I never saw a friend killed in front of my eyes.
I never saw neighbours driven out of their homes just for their sect.And I never saw entire families being slaughtered + killed'
26.Nov.2006 Al-Sadr loyalists take over Iraqi television station: Followers of the militant Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr took over state-run television Saturday to denounce the Iraqi government, label Sunnis "terrorists" and issue what appeared to many viewers as a call to arms.
26.Nov.2006 Iraq a moral blunder, says war hero: THE former SAS officer who devised + executed the Iraq war plan for Australia's special forces says that the nation's involvement has been a strategic + moral blunder.
26.Nov.2006 U.S. Finds Iraq Insurgency Has Funds to Sustain Itself : The insurgency in Iraq is now self-sustaining financially, raising tens of millions of dollars a year from oil smuggling, kidnapping, counterfeiting, corrupt charities and other crimes that the Iraqi government and its American patrons have been largely unable to prevent, a classified United States government report has concluded.
26.Nov.2006 Rumsfeld okayed abuses says former US army general: Outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld authorised the mistreatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, the prison's former U.S. commander said in an interview on Saturday.
26.Nov.2006 Maureen Dowd:: United States is lost in the desert of Iraq:
Dick Cheney + his wormy aides, of course, are still babbling about total victory and completing the mission by raising the stakes and knocking off the mullahs in Tehran.
His tombstone will probably say, "Here lies Dick Cheney, still winning."
26.Nov.2006 https://cannonfire.blogspot.com/2006/11/intel-committee.html A growing movement favors Rush D. Holt of New Jersey. As we've noted before, Holt made an early, forceful call for the use of paper trails in elections+his stance gives us good reason to trust his instincts and his honesty. Holt has also announced his opposition to the appointment of Robert Gates as the new Secretary of Defense. Holt believes -- with no small amount of justification -- that Gates has a history of tailoring intelligence to fit predetermined policy+Lord knows we've seen way too much of that in recent years.
You may also be interested in what Holt had to say about warrantless NSA wiretapping: One congressman said he was actively misled. In a letter released Friday, Representative Rush D. Holt, a New Jersey Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, complained to the N.S.A. over what he described as deception by its director, Lt. Gen. Keith B. Alexander of the Army.
Mr. Holt, a physicist who has worked as an arms control specialist at the State Department, visited the agency on
06.Dec. for a briefing by General Alexander and agency lawyers about protecting Americans' privacy. The officials assured him, Mr. Holt said, that the agency singled out Americans for eavesdropping only under warrants from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
After the program was disclosed, Mr. Holt wrote a blistering letter to General Alexander, expressing "considerable anger" over being misled.
An agency spokesman, Don Weber, declined to comment on the letter.
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26.Nov.2006 NYT Sunday:
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26.Nov.2006 A team of suspected terrorists involved in an alleged UK plot to blow up trans-atlantic airliners escaped capture because of interference by the United States 11/26
Followers of the militant Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr took over state-run television Saturday to denounce the Iraqi government, label Sunnis "terrorists" +
issue what appeared to many viewers as a call to arms 11/26
Talking Points: Distinctions missed in New York Times coverage of self-funded insurgency 11/26
Follow the recommendations of the 9/11 commission? I think we already did that, says Heritage Foundation mountebank. 11/26
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26.Nov.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ Some have hinted that racism underlies our oft-voiced discomfort with the Harman/AIPAC connection.
That charge is unfounded.
Israel is a foreign government+AIPAC has been at the center of an espionage scandal which has already sent one man to prison for thirteen years.
That man, Lawrence Franklin, met with Iran's notorious Manuchar Ghorbanifar at the behest of the equally-notorious Michael Ledeen.
Many suspect that Ledeen is trying to foment war with Iran, although he denies the accusation.
Some believe that AIPAC helped to arrange the transfer of American-made dual-use technology - including "case management software" - to Israel.
Israel, in turn, is said to have passed this technology on to other parties, including Russia + China - even to terrorist organizations.
This accusation, if true, means that history has repeated itself:
Back in the 1980 s, Israeli technicians placed a back door into the PROMIS case management software, which was then sold (via third parties) to a number of foreign governments.
As a result, Israel could peek at the data passing through intelligence bureaus around the world.
A neat trick, no doubt about it. But did it work to our benefit?
26.Nov.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ Pelosi is third in line for the presidency, should impeachment of Bush + Cheney occur.
We don't want the national debate over Bush's very real sins to be sidetracked by a debate over the much smaller decisions made by Nancy Pelosi.
26.Nov.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ Few have noticed that Saudi Arabia is now making noises about becoming directly involved with the Iraqi quagmire:
[Saudi advisor Nawaf] Obaid described widespread interference by Iranian security forces within Iraq.
He urged Saudi Arabia, which is building a 560-mile wall on its border with Iraq, to warn Iran "that if these activities are not checked,” Saudi Arabia "will be forced to consider a similar overt and covert program of its own."
In Damascus, a Syrian analyst close to the Assad government warned that other countries would intervene if Iraq descended into full-scale civil war.
“Iran will get involved,
Turkey will get involved,
Saudi Arabia, Syria,” said the analyst, who spoke on condition he not be identified further.
26.Nov.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ Sibel Edmonds' important new piece, "The Hijacking of a Nation" -- the first of two parts.
She addresses the undue influence wielded by foreign nations as they lobby congressfolk and others.
Much of her discussion focuses on Saudi Arabia. The excellent documentary 911: Press for Truth (see ad on the right) implies that Pakistan was the nation censored from the 911 commission report. Edmonds, however, confirms our original suspicion that Senator Bob Graham was referring to Saudi Arabia in his cryptic pronouncements.
Of course, the Saudis have used Pakistan as a stalking horse in the past, especially in the development of nuclear technology: Further, there are indications of Saudi’s active role as a player in the nuclear black-market.
According to Mohammed Khilewi, first secretary at the Saudi mission to the United Nations
00.Jul.1994 -until- the Saudis have sought a bomb since 00.000.1975 ;
00.000.1985-00.000.1990they sought to buy nuclear reactors from China, supported Pakistan's nuclear program+contributed $5 billion to Iraq's nuclear weapons program.
While the U.S. government vocally opposes the development or procurement of ballistic missiles by non-allies,
it has been very quiet in Saudi Arabia’s case, considering the fact that it possesses the longest-range ballistic missiles of any developing country.
Why are we willing to initiate WWIII. over Iran's nuclear program, when we know that it was the Saudis who funded Pakistan's Islamic bomb and helped set up the A.Q. Kahn network?
We've heard many times that factions within the Saudi government have helped the terror network.
How can we square this effort with the known fact that Osama has pledged to overthrow the Saudi dynasty?
26.Nov.2006 https://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ Fundies in the U.K.? Are our British brothers catching the American disease?
From the New Scientist: HAVE creationists seized control of the UK's net filters?
After buying Richard Dawkins's The God Delusion, Eliot Attridge thought it worth visiting Dawkins's website from the school where he works.
Unfortunately, the school has installed a net filter called Netsweeper which, Attridge discovered, blocks access to www.richarddawkins.net on the grounds that it is an "occult site". Permalink
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Wildschwein: Wild gewordene Jungtiere verursachen Chaos in Unterfranken
Wie die Polizei mitteilte, wurde ein Spaziergänger von einem Schwein in den Unterschenkel gebissen, ein anderes Schwein rannte eine Radfahrerin um, die leicht verletzt wurde.
In Veitshöchheim drang ein Wildschwein in eine Modeboutique ein und richtete dort einigen Schaden an.
26.Nov.2006 Aufrüstung: Chirac stärkt sein nukleares Schreckgespenst
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Nine ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Terror .
The first five Terrors were small bomb vessels + gunboats of 4 to 14 guns.
00.000.1813 -launched- The sixth Terror was a bomb vessel of 10 guns, +
00.000.1836 converted to a discovery vessel.
00.000.1812 -War of- in the -This Terror was one of the ships involved in the bombardment of Fort McHenry
00.000.1839-00.000.1843 She + her sister ship Erebus took part in James Clark Ross's expedition to Antarctica.
The two ships were converted to screw propulsion
00.000.1844 + took part in John Franklin's expedition to the Arctic
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00000.1848 -were abandoned .
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WWII. -In- she served in the Mediterranean, bombarding Axis positions in Libya and carrying water for the British 8th Army.
She was sunk by air attack on
1941-02-24 HMS Terror was also the name of a shore base in Singapore.
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25.Nov.2006 Mitarbeiterbeteiligung: DGB will mehr Arbeiter zu Aktionären machen 25.Nov.2006 16:20)
Beerdigung von Markus Wolf: Russen ehren ihren Mann in Deutschland
25.Nov.2006 Wetterkapriolen: Wärmster Herbst seit über 50 Jahren
25.Nov.2006 Heute in den Feuilletons: "Die Dinglichkeit der Dinge"
25.Nov.2006 Siemens- Schmiergelder: 100 Millionen Euro Schwarzgeld flossen über Dubai
25.Nov.2006 Nicholas Stern in Berlin: Motivationstraining in Sachen Klimawandel
25.Nov.2006 Reaktionen auf Litwinenkos Vergiftung: "So blöd kann Putin doch nicht sein"
25.Nov.2006 Conservatives feel ‘melancholy’ after Rumsfeld firing. - Payson
Columnist Robert Novak attacked the way Bush handled the Rumsfeld resignation, saying it “fits the pattern of a president who is secretive and impersonal.”
“[L]oyalty appears to be a one-way street for Bush,” Novak wrote. Vice President Cheney was also “profoundly disturbed” and “melancholy” after the firing.
25.Nov.2006 Saddams Komplize Donald Rumsfeld nicht unter Anklage - sfux Norman Solomon -
Saddam Hussein ist zum Tode verurteilt. Er wurde verurteilt für Verbrechen, die er mehr als ein Jahr vor Donald Rumsfelds Bagdader Händedruck mit ihm begangen hatte. Ein historischer Rückblick zeigt uns die Fakten:
25.Nov.2006Falscher Alarm um ?American Hiroshima? - sfux Künstlich angeheizte Terrorangst in den USA
?Journalismus Nachrichten von Heute? brachte am
21.Nov.2006 einen Artikel des pakistanischen Journalisten Hamir Mir mit dem Titel ?The Threat of ?American Hiroshima? and the Radical Islam?.
Unser Mitarbeiter, Journalist und Sachbuchautor Malte Olschewski, bezieht in der folgenden Analyse eine Gegenposition.
Er beschreibt eine alarmistische Subkultur die sich in den USA entwickelt hat und die mit Terrordrohungen...
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25.Nov.2006 Dispute over schizophrenia drugs Experts continue to disagree over the best drugs to treat schizophrenia - newer or older antipsychotics.
25.Nov.2006 Italian right 'tried to rig poll' Italy launches an inquiry into claims that former PM's Silvio Berlusconi tried to rig April's general election.
25.Nov.2006 Rwanda recalls France envoy Rwanda recalls its envoy to Paris after a French judge signs arrest warrants for nine senior Rwandans.
25.Nov.2006 Israel rejects ceasefire proposal Israel dismisses an offer by Palestinian militant groups to stop firing rockets into Israel, if Israel end on Palestinians.
25.Nov.2006 Dollar loses ground against euro The dollar sinks to 19-month lows of $1.30 against the euro amid concerns for the health of the US economy.
25.Nov.2006 Muslims condemn female circumcision Leading Muslim scholars call for an end to female circumcision and punishment for those who carry it out.
25.Nov.2006 Argentina-Uruguay dispute deepens Argentina reportedly accuses Uruguay of diverting attention from environmental issues, in a dispute over a mill project.
25.Nov.2006 Deadly toll of botched abortions Unsafe abortions in the developing world kill 68,000 women a year, research suggests.
25.Nov.2006 Wheat's lost gene helps nutrition Restoring a turned off gene in wheat could boost levels of protein and key nutrients, scientists discover.
25.Nov.2006 The Green Room Jonathon Porritt explains why sustainable development is not a "boring catch-phrase for sad gits".
25.Nov.2006 Man killed in street disturbance One man dies in a large street fight that also left police officers and paramedics injured in London.
25.Nov.2006 World's Largest Supercooled Magnet Activated - Zonk 108 -- to mention a C|Net
article about the activation of the world's largest superconducting electromagnet. Switched on today at Geneva's CERN lab, the experiment is part of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project. The magnet, called ATLAS, worked on its first start up. From the article: "In use, the magnet will be used to bend the paths of particles formed from the collision of protons or lead ions accelerated to near light speeds in 27km diameter subterranean contra-rotating circular beams. The ATLAS experiment is one of five in the LHC+engages 1,800 scientists from 165 universities and laboratories in 35 countries."
25.Nov.2006 The Great Firewall of Canada - Zonk 232 -engtech writes
"Canadian carriers Bell Aliant, Bell Canada, MTS Allstream, Rogers, SaskTel, Shaw, TELUS+Videotron have all opted in to a blacklist, dubbed Project Cleanfeed Canada, provided by Cybertip.ca, the Canadian tip-line against child exploitation. The idea of having a national blacklist sends shivers down my spine. I'm a pessimist, I believe that any form of censorship will eventually be abused despite it's good intentions." Besides engtech's post on the subject, Dr. Michael Geist has some considered comments about this issue. From that post: "Critics are quick to draw parallels to Internet censorship in countries such as China. However, those countries involve state-based content blocking, with no transparency or legal recourse. In fact, several democracies - most notably Australia - have established limited blocking rules, while British Telecom, the UK's largest ISP, voluntarily blocks child pornography as part of its CleanFeed program. Even with various legal safeguards, many Canadians would undoubtedly find the blocking of any content distasteful. Yet to do nothing is to leave in place an equally unpalatable outcome that silences those would speak out against unlawful hate speech for fear of personal harm."
25.Nov.2006Laser Turns All Metals Black - Zonk 266 -Roland Piquepaille writes
"Researchers at the University of Rochester have found a way to change the properties of almost any metal by using a femtosecond laser pulse. This ultra-intense laser blast creates true 'black metal' from copper, gold or zinc by forming nanostructures at the surface of the metal. As these nanostructures capture radiation, the metals turn black. And as the process needs surprisingly low power, it could soon be used for a variety of applications, such as stealth planes, black jewels or car paintings. But read more for additional references and a picture of this femtosecond laser system."
25.Nov.2006 Mystery of Ancient Calculator Finally Cracked - kdawson 188 -jcaruso writes,
"It's been more than 100 years since the discovery of the 2,000-year-old Antikythera Mechanism, but researchers are only now figuring out how it works." From the article: "Since its discovery 00.000.1902, the Antikythera Mechanism — with its intricate and baffling system of about 30 geared wheels — has been an enigma... During the last 50 years, researchers have identified various astronomical and calendar functions, including gears that mimic the movement of the sun and moon. But it has taken some of the most advanced technology of the 21st century to decipher during the past year the most advanced technology of the 1st century B.C."
25.Nov.2006 Web-Based Assistant Changes the Face of Dutch Politics - Zonk 163 -
- "The elections held in The Netherlands on Wednesday have shaken the country.
Almost 10 million votes were cast+statistics show that a full half of those who voted used a popular web-based voter guide.
This guide is operated by the independent institute for the public and politics. Advice is given to the visitor upon answering a number of multiple choice questions on some common political topics.
Statistically, a number of people ended up scoring in support of populist parties both on the far left and far right. No bias was reported to exist in the test itself.
However, these parties have ended up with an unforeseen amount of power as a result of the election. The voter participation was high+the web-based advisories may have motivated people with little interest in politics to cast a vote anyway.
Can politics be simplified to a ten minute test?"
24.Nov.2006 Those who assassinated Gemayel are enemies of Syria : Syria seeks just + comprehensive peace in the Middle East + restoration of the occupied Arab territories
including the occupied Golan to the
04.Jun.1967 line and the establishment of independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, Syria's Information Minister Dr. Mohsen Bilal said.
24.Nov.2006 Iran makes concession to UN nuclear investigation : Iran has agreed to hand over records of its uranium enrichment work in a boost to UN efforts to determine whether Tehran seeks nuclear weapons
24.Nov.2006 Russia starts rocket delivery to Iran : Russia has begun deliveries of the Tor-M1 air defence rocket system to Iran, Russian news agencies quoted military industry sources as saying Friday, in the latest sign of a Russian-US rift over Iran.
24.Nov.2006 Putin's new secret weapon: President Vladimir Putin came to the conclusion three years ago that Russia was sitting on a secret weapon more powerful than all its military might.
24.Nov.2006 Italian right 'tried to rig poll' : Italian prosecutors have launched an inquiry into claims that the government of ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi tried to rig April's general elections.
24.Nov.2006 Marine deployed despite request for conscientious objector discharge:
A Marine from New Jersey was deployed to Iraq this month despite being recommended for a military discharge by a hearing officer who agreed that the man should receive conscientious objector status.
24.Nov.2006 Bosses to face bribe raps -
An inquiry into alleged multi-million $ bribes paid to export wheat to former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is set to recommend criminal charges against several senior executives.
24.Nov.2006 'State secrets privilege' blocks fired translator from suing FBI: "Instead of protecting + standing up for whistle-blowers,
this is just giving the complete green light to retaliate," says Edmonds, who lost her appeal.
24.Nov.2006 France okays firing at Israeli jets over Lebanon: French soldiers in Lebanon who feel threatened by aggressive Israeli overflights are permitted to shoot at IAF fighter jets, a high-ranking French military officer told The Jerusalem Post.
24.Nov.2006 US hawk judges ‘war on terror’ a mistake: Fred Iklé, a Nixon-era arms control veteran and mentor to the current generation of nuclear “hawks”, has an apocalyptic vision of the future.
24.Nov.2006 U.S. is ranked 17th in level of democracy : Sweden is the most democratic country, according to the research, with 9.88 average score. Ireland, 9.71 points, the Netherlands, 9.66+Norway, 9.55 follow the Scandinavian kingdom. The US is ranked 17th while Japan is 20th and the United Kingdom 23rd.
24.Nov.2006 The Democrats and the Slaughterhouse
Head for the Exits, Now! -By Alexander Cockburn
Imagine a steer in the stockyards hollering to his fellows, "We need a phased withdrawal from the slaughterhouse, starting in four to six months. Continue
24.Nov.2006 Humiliation As A Weapon Of War.-2 Minute Video
U.S. Occupation Forces Bring Clean Water to The Children Of Iraq. Click to view
24.Nov.2006 Syria is a convenient fallguy for Gemayel’s death-By Jonathan Cook in Nazareth
Commentators and columnists are agreed. Pierre Gemayel’s assassination must have been the handiwork of Syria because his Christian Phalangists have been long-time allies of Israel and because, as industry minister, he was one of the leading figures in the Lebanese government’s anti-Syria faction. President Bush thinks so too. Case, apparently, settled. Continue
24.Nov.2006 Interview With George Galloway- 7 Minute Video
"George Bush and Tony Blair are not Christians" Click to view
24.Nov.2006 Economic Empire building: The Centrality of Corruption -By James Petras
Globalization, so-called, is a euphemism for the increasing importance of competing empires intent on redividing the world. Corrupting overseas rulers is central to securing privileged access to lucrative resources, markets and enterprises. Continue
24.Nov.2006 The US Empire –Beginning of the End Game -By K Gajendra Singh
"We are the leading nation, the most moral, born with the redemptive mission to create what the Puritan preacher Jonathan Winthrop called the 'City on the Hill', the democracy 'of the people and by the people' that originated the modern world with our repudiation of monarchy and inherited privilege, Continue
Im Jahr 2000 sei ein Elefant als das erste nichtmenschliche Wesen mit dem 3D-Ultraschall untersucht worden, sagte Hildebrandt zu SPIEGEL ONLINE.
Jetzt wurden just solche Anblicke zu einem einzigartigen, zweistündigen Film zusammengesetzt, "Animals in the Womb" - Tiere im Mutterleib. Am 10. Dezember strahlt der US-Fernsehsender "National Geographic Channel" den Einblick in die Bäuche trächtigen Tiere in den USA aus. Weihnachten wird er in Deutschland gesendet. Im Internet ist jetzt schon ein kurzes Video zu sehen.
2004 + 2005 lag der weltweite Hitzerekord mit 68,0 beziehungsweise 70,7 Grad jeweils in der iranischen Lut-Wüste.
Die Umwelt sei dort so lebensfeindlich, dass nicht einmal Bakterien überlebten, erklärt Mildrexler.
Der Temperatur-Rekordhalter befand sich im Jahr 2003 im australischen Outback im Bundesstaat Queensland, wo 69,3 Grad gemessen wurden.
Die Nasa-Satelliten "Terra" und "Aqua" ermöglichten jetzt Wissenschaftlern um David Mildrexler von der University of Montana, die Bodentemperaturen auf dem gesamten Globus zu erkunden -
indem sie die vom Boden ausgehende Wärmestrahlung der vergangenen vier Jahre gemessen haben.
Überraschung auf den zweiten Blick: Plusgrade an der Arktis
Die Lut-Wüste in Iran, wo nun mit 70,7 Grad Celsius die höchste Temperatur auf der Erde gemessen wurde. Als die heißesten Orte der Welt galten bisher das Death Valley in den USA und El Aziziyah in Libyen am Rande der Sahara. Dort wurden
00.000.1913+00.000.1922 die bislang höchsten Werte registriert: 56,7 und 58,0 Grad Celsius. Doch
jetzt liegen erstmals flächendeckende Satellitenmessungen der Bodentemperaturen vor.
Sie weisen nicht nur den neuen Rekordhalter aus, sondern zeigen, wie stark die Temperaturen selbst auf engem Raum schwanken können.
Wetterstationen, Klimamodelle und Landwirtschaft werden sich darauf einstellen müssen.
Dass die Folgen des Laki-Ausbruchs bis nach Ägypten reichten, ist nun offensichtlich erstmals belegt
Rund zwölf Kubikkilometer Lava warf der Vulkan Laki zwischen
rund 100 Millionen Tonnen Gase, darunter Schwefeldioxid, wurden in die Atmosphäre gepulvert - mit weit reichenden Folgen.
Die Eruptionen in Island wirkten sich noch Tausende Kilometer weiter südlich aus: Der Pegel des Nils in Ägypten sank so tief wie bis dahin noch nie.
Das löste in der folgenden Trockenzeit eine Hungersnot aus, bei der 17- 25 % der Bevölkerung im Einzugsbereich des Flusses starben.
24.Nov.2006 Shiite group warns Iraqi PM not to meet Bush
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US helicopter fires on Iraqi funeral party-ministry
Bush Taunted "Mission Accomplished" and "Bring It On" and the Violence and Death Just Keeps Coming On.
"A car bomb exploded in northern Iraq on Friday, killing at least 22 people and wounding 26, police said.
It was the first major attack by suspected insurgents since bombings in Baghdad's Sadr City Shiite district killed more than 200 people the day before during widespread sectarian violence in the capital."
Peace Takes Courage: End This War 11/25
24.Nov.2006 Reid Declares Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Dump Plan Dead --And Now He's Got the Clout to Bury It 11/25
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24.Nov.2006 John McCain is BuzzFlash.com's GOP Hypocrite of the Week
Shiite militiamen doused six Sunni Arabs with kerosene + burned them alive as Iraqi soldiers stood by + killed 19 other Sunnis in attacks on their mosques
Friday, taking revenge for the slaughter of at least 215 Shiites in the Sadr City slum the day before. 11/25
24.Nov.2006 Hooligan- Drama in Paris: "Das sind Wilde, das sind Verbrecher"
24.Nov.2006 Haftbefehle gegen Politiker: Ruanda friert Beziehungen zu Paris ein
24.Nov.2006 Mysteriöser Mord: Litwinenkos Gifttod alarmiert britischen Sicherheitsrat
24.Nov.2006 Schmiergeldzahlungen: Ex- Siemens- Mann belastet Vorstand
24.Nov.2006 Afghanistan: Nato- Generalsekretär verteidigt eingeschränkten Bundeswehr- Einsatz
24.Nov.2006 Kinderpornographie- Verdacht: NPD- Abgeordneter legt Mandat nieder
24.Nov.2006 Mannesmann- Prozess: Ackermann rettet seinen Job
24.Nov.2006 Nordirland: Polizei verhindert Sprengstoffanschläge auf Parlament
24.Nov.2006 China: Betrüger ergaunern mit Ameisen 290 Millionen Euro
24.Nov.2006 Weitreichende Folgen: Vulkan in Island ließ Nil austrocknen
24.Nov.2006 Brief an Siemens- Mitarbeiter: "Schlimme Nachrichten richten großen Schaden an"
24.Nov.2006 Rechtsstreit in Belgien: Google wirft der Presse Habgier vor
24.Nov.2006 Mannesmann- Prozess: Ackermann will Millionen- Auflage aus eigener Tasche zahlen
24.Nov.2006 Klimapolitik: Nachhilfe für Gabriel
24.Nov.2006 Giftanschlag in London: Ärzte finden radioaktive Substanz im Körper des toten Ex- Spions
24.Nov.2006 China entdeckt Diesel und Hybrid: Bremsen für den Fünf- Jahres- Plan
24.Nov.2006 Chronologie: Mannesmann- Übernahme und ihre Folgen
Nochmaliges Massenaussterben ist vorstellbar
"Dass dies auf einen einzigen Umbruch vor 250 Millionen Jahren zurückzuführen ist + das nachhaltig bis heute, das ist das Erstaunliche", sagt Kießling. "Ein einziger Schnitt in so früher Zeit - überraschend." Der Umbruch selbst, vermutet er, sei wahrscheinlich zu Teilen dadurch ausgelöst worden, dass der Sauerstoffgehalt in der Atmosphäre zurückgegangen sei. Dafür gebe es bereits Anzeichen in der Forschung. Eine andere Theorie stütze sich auf den gigantischen Vulkanismus in Sibirien, bei dem Gase in die Atmosphäre gelangt und zu Klimaveränderungen geführt hatten. "Die eine Ursache gibt es wohl nicht", sagt Kießling.
Dass die Vielfalt der Spezies auf der Erde in - wenn auch sehr ferner - Zukunft noch einmal ausgelöscht werden könnte, schließt der Wissenschaftler nicht aus. Eine Wiederholung des Ereignisses vor 250 Millionen Jahren, es war das größte Massenaussterben überhaupt, jedoch schon: "Es ist nicht wahrscheinlich, dass die Lebensgemeinschaften danach noch komplexer werden. Sicher ist, dass sich das Leben wieder erholen wird." Das könne allerdings gute zehn Millionen Jahre dauern.
24.Nov.2006 Finanzen: Bundestag verabschiedet Haushalt für 2007
24.Nov.2006 Millionenschwere Geldzahlung: Mannesmann- Prozess vor der Einstellung
24.Nov.2006 Menschenhandel in Niedersachsen: Verdächtige hielten Frau in Käfig fest
24.Nov.2006 Indische Kinderarbeit: Deutschlands blutige Pflastersteine
24.Nov.2006 Kinderpornographie: Ermittlungen gegen sächsischen NPD- Abgeordneten
24.Nov.2006 Umwelt: Gabriel zweifelt am Sinn von Klima-Gipfeln Source: Welt
Nach dem Gipfeltreffen in Nairobi verlangt Bundesumweltminister Sigmar Gabriel (SPD), den Klimaschutz weltweit zur Chefsache zu machen.
Auch die UN-Generalversammlung müsse sich damit beschäftigen. Obwohl er über den Verlauf des Treffens in Kinshasa verärgert gewesen sein soll, zieht er jetzt eine positive Bilanz.
24.Nov.2006 Omega-News CIA beat Iraqis with hammer handles ... Begründungen für den Anstieg der Arbeitslosenzahl um 68.000 auf jetzt 4,77 Millionen. ... omega.twoday.net/?day=20050728
24.Nov.2006 Global Cities: From Babylon to Exurbia File Format: Microsoft Powerpoint - View as HTML
Telecommunications Changes Everything ... Syrian scholar Sami Khiyami , 2003. In Asia, The Vertical City: One Possible Urban Future ... www.globalcities.ca/presentations/babylon_globalcities_revised.ppt
24.Nov.2006 24.Nov.2006 GPS Mass Transit Tracking System View as HTML
Anthony Khiami . Tom Pitera. Project Advisor: Prof. Bruce McNair ...
Commercial Telecommunications Standards - https://www-comm.itsi.disa.mil/- Website ... www.ece.stevens-tech.edu/sd/archive/03F-04S/websites/grp9/Project%20Proposal.pdf
24.Nov.2006 The CIA and Nazi War Criminals Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Director of Central Intelligence, " Operation RUSTY -
Use of the Eastern ... Deane to the German Chief of Operation RUSTY , "Assignment of ... www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB146/index.htm
The CIA + Nazi War Criminals Deane to the German Chief of Operation RUSTY , "Assignment of Responsibilities," ...
Document 73: Galloway to DCI, "Recommendations in re Operation Rusty . www.eyespymag.com/The%20CIA%20and%20Nazi%20War%20Criminals.htm
Jasenovac - Donja Gradina: Industry of Death 1941-45. 7821 Composite Group: There is reference to this Group in the Operation Rusty file (Att. 3).
There was also mention of this Group in Col. ... www.jasenovac.info/cd/biblioteka/pavelicpapers/cia/cia0012.html
24.Nov.2006 Carl Oglesby VS The United States Department of the Army, et al.,
Oglesby claims that Army's Vaughn index is inadequate for two reasons: first, because the Operation Rusty file is not indexed in detail; + second, ... www.mindcontrolforums.com/carl-oglesby-nazi.htm
NCDXF Biography - Rusty Epps, W6OAT, Director
00.000.1974 Rusty was one of the members of the Palmyra/Kingman KP6PA/KP6KR operation.
Rusty was immortalized in a book + movie about a double murder on ... www.ncdxf.org/Biography/W6OAT.html
The CIA and Nazi War Criminals View as HTML the Bolero Group in Operation Rusty ."
02.Jul.---- , ... Chief of Operation RUSTY ,
25.Feb.1947 "Assignment of. Responsibilities," . www.nogw.com/download/2006_cia_war_criminals.pdf
24.Nov.2006 17.4.-BR 731..756 task of evaluating ‘‘Operation Rusty’ as the Gehlen organization was then known,
to determine whether the CIA should take it over from the US... taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/index/D72JQA890LTTYH32.pdf
24.Nov.2006 Register of L. G. C. E. Pugh Papers - MSS 0491 46, 16, Royal Naval Expedition to the Arctic (" Operation Rusty "), 1947.
Notebook with data on skin temperature, protective clothing and habitability of ... orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/testing/html/mss0491a.html
24.Nov.2006 Bundesnachrichtendienst - Wikipedia Vorläufer in US-Diensten war „ Operation Rusty ” unter Gehlen.
Die Organisation Gehlen wurde von den US-amerikanischen Besatzungsbehörden aus “ehemaligen” Nazi ... de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bundesnachrichtendienst
24.Nov.2006 Mannesmann- Prozess: Sachbearbeiterin äußerte frühzeitig Bedenken gegen Millionen- Prämien
24.Nov.2006 Leben unter Wasser: Artensterben schuf komplexes Leben
24.Nov.2006 Gipfel in Riga: Nato soll mehr Aufgaben bekommen
24.Nov.2006 Hooligan- Drama in Paris: Tödliche Schüsse aus Angst vor rechtem Lynchmob
24.Nov.2006 Emissionsrechte: Deutschland verschärft den Klimaschutz
24.Nov.2006 Konzernumbau: Allianz verzichtet bis Ende 2009 auf Kündigungen
24.Nov.2006 Deutscher Zukunftspreis: Mikroskop überwindet Optik- Gesetz
24.Nov.2006 Irak: Zahl der Anschlagstoten in Bagdad klettert auf über 200
24.Nov.2006 Wechselkurs: Euro durchbricht 1,30- Dollar- Marke
24.Nov.2006 Nahost: Großmutter sprengt sich im Gazastreifen in die Luft
24.Nov.2006 Nach Uefa- Cup- Spiel: Pariser Polizist erschießt Fußballfan
24.Nov.2006 Urheberrechtsabgabe auf Handys: Finnland eröffnet die Debatte
24.Nov.2006 Ausflug ins Innere der Tiere: Rosa Rüssel, Flaum statt Fell - sensationelle Bilder aus dem Mutterleib
24.Nov.2006 Bestechungsaffäre: Ex- Infineon- Vorstand bleibt Gefängnis erspart
24.Nov.2006 Irak: Hafen von Basra schließt aus Protest gegen Anschläge
24.Nov.2006 Korruptionsaffäre: Ex- Siemens- Mitarbeiter packt aus
24.Nov.2006 Lohn- Modell: Auch Stoiber fordert Gewinnbeteiligung für Arbeitnehmer
24.Nov.2006 Regensburger Papstrede: Benedikt, der Fehlbare