29.Nov.2006 Die Folgen von Hirnbildern für Strafrecht und Datenschutz - sfux Bern -
«Angesichts der zusehends leistungs- + aussagekräftigeren bildgebenden Verfahren in der Hirnforschung» sagt Ulrich Weder, Leitender Staatsanwalt im Kanton Zürich,
«ist eine Diskussion über die damit verbundenen straf- und datenschutzrechtlichen Aspekte notwendig.»
TA-SWISS, das Zentrum für Technologiefolgen-Abschätzung, organisierte dazu am
In der EU haben viele Staaten von geheimen CIA-Gefängnissen gewusst. Sie haben aber auch die Ermittlungen wegen illegalen Gefangenen-Transporten durch Europa behindert.
Zu diesem Schluss kommt Claudio Fava, der Präsident einer EU-Untersuchungskommission.
Diese hat einen Bericht an das europäische Parlament ausgearbeitet und erhebt darin auch Vorwürfe gegen EU-Chefdiplomat Solana. Der Tessiner Ständerat...
Europarats-Ermittler Dick Marty hat der Schweiz erneut mangelnden politischen Willen bei der Aufklärung der CIA- Affäre vorgeworfen.
«Die Wahrheit ist: Man will keine Geschichte mit den Amerikanern», sagte Marty gegenüber Radio DRS.
Dieser kam zum Schluss, dass die meisten EU-Staaten «passiv oder...
Pakistan hat Militärangaben zufolge eine atomwaffentaugliche Rakete getestet.
Die Rakete vom Typ Shaheen 1 habe eine Reichweite von 700 Kilometern, teilte die Armee mit.
Der Versuch sei erfolgreich verlaufen.
Soeben kündigt das Rote Kreuz eine Katastrophenhilfe-Partnerschaft mit Walmart an.
Wenn der nächste Hurrikan zuschlägt, werden wir folglich eine Koproduktion von Big Aid und Big Box erleben.
Der UNO-Sicherheitsrat hat das Mandat für die von den USA geführte multinationale Truppe im Irak um ein weiteres Jahr verlängert.
Alle 15 Mitgliedsstaaten des höchsten UNO-Gremiums stimmten der von Washington eingebrachten Resolution 1723 zu.
31.Dez.2006 ein Mandat der UNO. Der irakische Ministerpräsident Nuri al-Maliki hatte schriftlich um Fortsetzung der militärischen Unterstützung gebeten.
Three and a half years ago, the Iguana coined the term to explain the irrational ideology of conservatives:
Typically, it manifests as a chronic and irrational desire to have one's taxes cut.
Other symptoms include a tendency to rank others worth strictly on material terms + a cruel desire to harm the less fortunate...
It is also probable that this disorder manifests itself with an irrational desire to attack other countries who are less fortunate as well.... [*]
The Iguana was being satirical, but since then evidence has accrued -
28.Nov.2006 MANCHESTER –
Former Speaker of the House
Newt Gingrich yesterday said the country will be forced to reexamine freedom of speech to meet the threat of terrorism. Tags: Newt Gingrich, free speech
This is an unbelievable segment which shows how screwed up the Washington Post is.
Dana Priest says that The Washington Post doesn't label the incredible amount of violence in Iraq a "civil war" because government officials won't.
Am I missing something here or are they getting an Armstrong Williams check or committing "negligent journalism?"
Priest: Well, I think one of the reasons the President resists that label is because it equates almost with a failure of U.S. policy.
I'll say for the Washington Post, we haven't labeled it a civil war + I've asked around here today to see why not or what's the thinking on that and really our reporters have not filed that.
We try to avoid the labels, particularly when the elected government itself does ... Source: https://www.crooksandliars.com/2006/11/28/washington-post-equals-white-house-propaganda-on-iraq/
In some of the harshest and one-sided language he has used to date, former Democratic President Jimmy Carter called Israeli "domination" over Palestinians "atrocious" in an interview
today on ABC's "Good Morning America."... Source: https://www.whatreallyhappened.com/archives/cat_israel.html#056368
Andr Flahaut, the Belgian Defence Minister, brought anxieties about the Afghan mission into the open when he suggested that, at the Riga summit, "we finally reflect on an exit strategy".
Five years after the start of Western involvement in Afghanistan, Mr Flahaut calls [...]
27.Nov.2006 23:08:41 GMT) Feel like I should be thinking 'This is horrible!' (published on Mon, 27.Nov.2006 23:06:29 GMT)
Last night, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly took aim at the retailer Crate & Barrel in his latest “War on Christmas” segment. O’Reilly cited a recent article in which Crate & Barrel spokeswoman Betty Kahn is quoted saying,
“We would definitely not say Merry Christmas.”
O’Reilly claimed to have “confirmed” the quote was accurate. As a result, he said he would no longer shop at the store + alleged that the six Muslim imams removed last week from a US Airways flight “wouldn’t get handcuffed in Crate & Barrel if they started chanting and stuff.” Watch it:
But in an interview with ThinkProgress, Kahn said her quote was misconstrued. Crate & Barrel has no policy encouraging or discouraging store employees from saying “Merry Christmas” or any other greeting. Kahn said she was trying to communicate that the store does not actively require employees to say “Merry Christmas.”
Kahn’s explanation is supported by the fact that Crate & Barrel’s website features various Christmas promotional materials, including a special Christmas section (located at CrateandBarrel.com/Christmas), pictured below:
O’REILLY: Thanks for staying with us. I’m Bill O’Reilly.
In the “Impact” segment, most American retail stores are saying “merry Christmas”, as we mentioned, but not Crate & Barrel and Best Buy. Incredibly, Crate & Barrel spokesperson Cathy — I’m sorry, Betty Kahn — Betty Kahn told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, quote, “We would definitely not be saying merry Christmas.” Wow. …
O’REILLY: All right. Crate & Barrel, you know, I don’t care about them. I got one near my house. It’s a nice store. But I mean, I’m not into it. But the woman comes out + we confirmed this, Betty Kahn, “We’re absolutely not going to say merry Christmas.” It’s annoying. Isn’t it?
I mean, I’m not going to go there because it’s annoying, for no other reason. Betty, you’re annoying. Am I overdoing it?
POWERS: Yeah, I think you are.
O’REILLY: Yeah, you think so??
POWERS: It would be impossible to say how much I don’t care that they’re not saying “merry Christmas.”
O’REILLY: All right, but you don’t care?
POWERS: I don’t. I love Christmas.
O’REILLY: You don’t know why other people do?
POWERS: No, actually, I don’t.
O’REILLY: You don’t understand anybody who’s annoyed by it?
POWERS: It has nothing to do with Christianity. It has nothing to do with Jesus’ birth.
O’REILLY: True, true. All that’s true.
POWERS: And it’s a business decision. If they choose not to say “merry Christmas,” well, how does that how I affect how I celebrate Christmas?
O’REILLY: Because it’s just so small. It’s so small and dumb.
POWERS: Maybe they feel like their clientele is so diverse that they would just rather say happy holidays. I mean, why can’t they just make that decision? How would this ruin your day, though?
O’REILLY: Because you — it doesn’t ruin my day. It’s just one of these little annoying things that I say if you’re not going to say “merry Christmas,” and it’s a federal holiday, I’m not going to buy the lamp. I mean, I am that small.
POWERS: I think the other stuff — I agree with that.
O’REILLY: I am. I am that — Michelle, you — you know me. You know I am that petty, that if you’re going to annoy me like this because I just get annoyed. It’s a federal holiday. Say “merry Christmas,” say “happy holidays,” stand on your head. I don’t care. But to say, “We’re absolutely not going to say ‘merry Christmas’,” I’m not going there then. That’s how small I am. Am I wrong?
MALKIN: Well — well, look. On my aggravato-meter, it’s a two. On yours it sounds like it’s about a six with 10 being total eye-popping outrage. But so you’re not going to buy any crates or barrels. And you know…
O’REILLY: Right. There — I think it’s, you know. Isn’t it dumb?
POWERS: That you feel that way, yes.
O’REILLY: No, isn’t to dumb for a spokesman of a major — of a major company, where 80 25; of the country is Christian and 90 celebrates Christmas, isn’t it dumb, Michelle, to come out and say, “I’m absolutely not going to say that”?
MALKIN: You know, it probably is.
O’REILLY: Thank you.
POWERS: Michelle is sucking up.
MALKIN: I am. You have to look at the clientele of Crate & Barrel. Do you shop there? I don’t shop there? Who shops there, Kirsten? Come on, you know.
POWERS: I have some Crate & Barrel stuff.
O’REILLY: Come on. Maybe the imams who got thrown off the plane will.
MALKIN: Well, there you go.
O’REILLY: I bet you they wouldn’t get handcuffed in Crate & Barrel if they started chanting and stuff.
a congressional aide said. But Pelosi, D-Calif., has not yet decided who will get the job, according to the aide.”
Just let these natural forces take place over there instead of trying to stop them, instead of trying to use — I just — sometimes natural force is going to happen. You’re going to have to let it take place.”
Last weekend, Vice President Cheney traveled to Saudi Arabia in a visit that “was originally portrayed as U.S. outreach to its oil-rich Arab ally.” Cheney made the trip purportedly to discuss a “range of regional issues,” Cheney’s spokeswoman said. The Associated Press reported that Cheney was “seen as a US diplomatic push to stem surging violence in Iraq.”
But today’s Washington Post reports that the push for the meeting came from the Saudis, not the other way around:
Saudi Arabia is so concerned about the damage that the conflict in Iraq is doing across the region that it basically summoned Vice President Cheney for talks over the weekend , according to U.S. officials and foreign diplomats.
What does it say about the nature of U.S.-Saudi relations when the Vice President can be “summoned” by the Saudi Crown Prince?
President Bush said in a brief stopover in Estonia. Bush managed to tout Estonia’s flat income-tax three times. “I am amazed to be in a country that has been able to effect a flat tax in such a positive way,” he added.
Yesterday on Fox’s Hannity and Colmes, conservative pundit Dick Morris claimed incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) doesn’t support Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) to be chairwoman of the Intelligence Committee because Pelosi “doesn’t want a female competition. She doesn’t want two aggressive Democratic women congressmen in California.” When host Alan Colmes asked Morris if he was accusing Pelosi of gender discrimination, Morris said that accusing Pelosi of being “jealous of another woman in California” is “a fair thing.” Watch it:
Instead, Morris was the latest media figure to attribute Pelosi’s differences with Harman to purely personal motives.
Washington Post columnist Robert Novak recently described Harman as Pelosi’s “rival diva from California,” + New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd called the disagreement a “catfight between two strong-willed, expensively dressed Democratic pols married to California gazillionaires.” Digg It! Transcript:
MORRIS: Let’s understand why Pelosi is pushing Hastings. It’s a payoff to the Black Caucus, but it’s also because Jane Harman, a fellow California female Democratic congresswoman, is the next in line in seniority + she doesn’t want a female competition. She doesn’t want two aggressive Democratic women congressmen in California, in case she runs for governor or something else. She doesn’t want the competition. [SNIP]
COLMES: By the way, did you just accuse Nancy Pelosi of gender discrimination?
MORRIS: No, being jealous of another woman in California, which I think is a fair thing.
COLMES: Isn’t that gender discrimination?
MORRIS: Gender discrimination? I don’t know. I think that she likes to say she has California Democratic female politics covered.
“In a reflection of the growing new dimension of civil strife, a senior U.S. intelligence official said yesterday that the militia of radical Shiite leader Moqtada al-Sadr has grown eightfold over the past year and now fields 40,000 to 60,000 men. That makes it more effective than the Iraqi government’s army, the official indicated.”
The official also said “Sadr is so powerful that if provincial elections were held now, he would sweep most of the south and also take Baghdad.”
His own administration disagrees. ABC News reported yesterday that the White House acknowledged “that Iraq is clearly in a ‘new phase‘ and new solutions are urgently needed to stem the violence.”
Q Mr. President, thank you, sir. What is the difference between what we’re seeing now in Iraq and civil war?
And do you worry that calling it a civil war would make it difficult to argue that we’re fighting the central front of the war on terror there?
PRESIDENT BUSH: You know, the plans of Mr. Zarqawi was to foment sectarian violence. That’s what he said he wanted to do.
The Samarra bombing that took place last winter was intended to create sectarian violence + it has. The recent bombings were to perpetuate the sectarian violence.
In other words,
we’ve been in this phase for a while. And the fundamental objective is to work with the Iraqis to create conditions so that the vast majority of the people will be able to see that there’s a peaceful way forward.
The president-elect of the Christian Coalition of America “has stepped down , saying the group resisted his efforts to broaden its agenda to include reducing poverty and fighting global warming.”
Rev. Joel Hunter said of the split, “When we really got down to it, they said:
‘This just isn’t for us. It won’t speak to our base, so we just can’t go there.’”
A classified Marine Corps intelligence report concludes that
in Western Iraq, “the social and political situation has deteriorated to a point” that U.S. + Iraqi troops “are no longer capable of militarily defeating the insurgency in al-Anbar.”
“The Bush administration pleased farmers + frustrated environmentalists
by declaring that pesticides can be sprayed into and over waters without first obtaining special permits.”
The “ stakes in Afghanistan are much larger in the near term than they are in Iraq,”
former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said in a speech
yesterday, predicting that Iraq’s troubles would remain internal for some time while Afghanistan’s could have “enormous repercussions” on Pakistan and India.
Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer (D-NY)
yesterday “hit out at efforts by figures in the Bush administration + business to roll back corporate accountability reforms imposed in the wake of financial scandals such as Enron.”
Spitzer argued businesses are failing to compete not due to over-regulation, but because of “failed business models and the lack of smart investment in technology.”
A decade ago, “researchers had assumed the number of AIDS cases would be declining. Instead, it’s on the rise.”
A new report by the Public Library of Science’s Medicine Journal finds AIDS “is set to join heart disease and stroke as the top three causes of death worldwide” within the next 25 years.
The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) called for an official investigation into whether
House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) broke the law “by pushing for federal funding of a highway project near land he owned west of Chicago.”
Hastert turned a 500 25; profit by selling the land last year.
And finally: Put away your tissues, she’s back.
“Rumors are floating in Florida GOP political circles that outgoing Rep. Katherine Harris (R-FL) ,
one of the most disastrous Senate candidates in a very long time, is secretly plotting an ‘08 House campaign,” Roll Call reports.
Der moderne Goldabbau hat nichts mehr mit Goldgräberromantik zu tun. info.greenpeace.ch/de/klima/wandel/hintergruende/Broschuere_CS_UBS.pdf
Der unkontrollierte Goldabbau + das illegale Abernten wildwachsender Arzneipflanzen
... führt glaziales Schmelzwasser nach China + Myanmar + Laos + Thailand +, ... www.igfm-muenchen.de/tibet/Reports/Umwelt2003/Environment2003.html
29.Nov.2006 Vergiftungserscheinungen: Russischer Ex- Ministerpräsident rätselhaft erkrankt
00.000.1900 Max Planck - Quanten :: Der Berliner Physiker Planck ... nanopartikel.de.wikimiki.org/
"A fellow teaching himself Seam has come up with a clever Web app called 10 Minute Mail. It gives you a valid e-mail address — instantly — for use in registering at Web sites. Ten minutes later (more if you ask), it's gone. You can read mail and reply to it from the page where you create the throw-away address. Limited utility, yes, but easy and free."
"Researchers at the Max Planck Institute have discovered a new, easy way to manipulate the state of tiny magnetic structures, called vortex cores, quickly and without loss. From their press release: 'Up until now, very strong magnetic fields have been necessary to accomplish this, requiring highly complex technology. The new method might open up new possibilities for magnetic data storage. The directions of the small nanoscopic magnetic needles define a digital bit that is extremely stable in the face of frequently unavoidable external factors such as heat or interference from magnetic fields.'" You can read the first paragraph of the paper at Nature; subscribers can read it all.
coverage on CNet regarding a ruling a couple of weeks back that allows a spamming company to procede with their suit against a spamfighter. The 4th Circuit court ruled that the U.S. CAN-SPAM Act, much derided here, trumps the Oklahoma law under which anti-spam activist Mark Mumma sued Omega World Travel for spamming him. The ruling allows Omega World Travel's countersuit, for defamation, to go forward. From the article: "'There's been a lot of activity in the states to pass laws purportedly to protect their citizens' from spam, said Eric Goldman, a law professor at Santa Clara University. 'The 4th Circuit may have laid waste to all of those efforts.'"
"Researchers at Woodend Hospital in Aberdeen, Scotland used a new form of magnetic resonance imaging to collect images from 22 healthy volunteers, who assumed three different sitting positions: slouching posture in which the body is hunched forward, an upright 90-degree sitting position + a relaxed position where the subject reclined backward 135 degrees. They concluded that the reclined position is the best + the forward slouch the worst." From the article: "'We were not created to sit down for long hours, but somehow modern life requires the vast majority of the global population to work in a seated position,' Dr. Bashir said. 'This made our search for the optimal sitting position all the more important.'"
"A new Wikipedia study suggests that when experts and non-experts look to assess Wikipedia for accuracy, the non-experts are harder on the free encyclopedia than the experts. The researcher had 55 graduate students and research assistants examine one Wikipedia article apiece for accuracy, some in fields they were familiar with and some not. Those in the expert group ranked their articles as generally credible, higher than those evaluated by the non-experts. One researcher said 'It may be the case that non-experts are more cynical about information outside of their field and the difference comes from a natural reaction to rate unfamiliar articles as being less credible.'" That's the problem people face when 'everyone who disagrees with you is a moron'.
"A post on the Crave blog at CNET asks: Why are modern consumer electronics so easily broken? It argues that the 21st Century is 'The Age of the Flimsy' where 'your gadgets will simply break within the year.' Post author Chris Stevens talks about how computers are fast enough for the average user + the only way to make consumers upgrade is 'increasingly poor build quality ... Engineers have built obsolescence into mass-produced technology since the 1920s. There are two kinds of planned deterioration in a product: one is technical, the other is stylistic.' The writer compares the build quality of a 20 year-old IBM XT to the modern Motorola Razr phone and concludes that modern gadgets are 'delicate, beautiful supermodels that can't go the distance.'"
"To those who might think that I might be exaggerating when I describe the RIAA's litigation campaign as a 'reign of terror', how's this one: in UMG v. Lindor, the RIAA not only subpoenaed the computer of Ms. Lindor's son, who lives 4 miles away, but had their lawyer telephone the son's employer. See page 2, footnote 1." From Ray's comments: "You have a multi-billion dollar cartel suing unemployed people, disabled people, housewives, single mothers, home healthcare aids, all kinds of people who have no resources whatsoever to withstand these litigations. And due to the adversary system of justice the RIAA will be successful in rewriting copyright law, if the world at large + the technological community in particular, don't fight back and help these people fighting these fights."
"The producer of 'An Inconvenient Truth' is accusing the National Science Teachers Association of being in the pocket of Big Oil because she can't get preferential treatment for her film. The entire situation is turning into a 'if you're not with us, you're against us' yelling match. Regardless of the viewpoint, is it even possible that science can remain apolitical? Has it ever been?" The Washington Post makes things out to be less than above board: "In the past year alone, according to its Web site, Exxon Mobil's foundation gave $42 million to key organizations that influence the way children learn about science, from kindergarten until they graduate from high school ... NSTA's list of corporate donors also includes Shell Oil and the American Petroleum Institute (API), which funds NSTA's Web site on the science of energy. There, students can find a section called 'Running on Oil' and read a page that touts the industry's environmental track record -- citing improvements mostly attributable to laws that the companies fought tooth and nail, by the way -- but makes only vague references to spills or pollution. NSTA has distributed a video produced by API called 'You Can't Be Cool Without Fuel,' a shameless pitch for oil dependence."
29.Apr.2003 - HTML-Version
Question of the day: what law firm did Duke Cunningham helpfully refer Thomas Kontogiannis to when the latter was looking for a presidential pardon? www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/week_2005_07_03.php
John T. Michael, owner of a mortgage company in New York, helped Thomas Kontogiannis bribe Duke Cunningham, according to Cunningham's plea, ... www.talkingpointsmemo.com/grandolddocket.php
Sources close to the investigation have confirmed that New York businessman Thomas Kontogiannis is being investigated as one of four men from whom ... www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/01/08/news/top_stories/12_00_201_7_06.txt
Thomas Kontogiannis , the real estate mogul who owns the building that is home to School District 29’s headquarters pleaded guilty to receiving $2.3 million ... www.queenspress.com/archives/coverstories/2002/1025/coverstory.htm
According to sources at School Board 29, the Board of Education is still honoring a contract made with landlord Thomas Kontogiannis , who was indicted on ... www.queenspress.com/archives/coverstories/2001/issue4/coverstory.htm
00.000.1996 multimillionaire businessman Thomas Kontogiannis threw a party for a Queens school superintendent, who was planning a run for Congress. www.signonsandiego.com/news/politics/20060415-9999-1n15tommyk.html
But if I were a paranoid guy I'd be wondering why the L.A. Times is giving the Randy "Duke" Cunningham/Thomas Kontogiannis story a pass. downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/2005/07/why-is-media-giving-cunningham-and.html
War and Piece: Thomas Kontogiannis also gave at several points to the National Republican Congressional Committee. All legal contributions as far as I can tell, ... www.warandpiece.com/blogdirs/003464.html
The confidential informant who assisted in this investigation described a party at the home of Thomas Kontogiannis in early
00.000.1996 . In addition to our source ... www.warandpiece.com/blogdirs/003466.html
has long been known to modulate preference for the stimulus,
raising preference after the first several exposures, after which preference slowly falls.
more recent work shows that
actively gazing at a stimulus enhances preference more strongly than passive visual exposure +
also leads to a cascade of gaze fixations prior to a decision.
Here we show that these + related phenomena are consistent with an expected-utility-maximization approach,
i.e., consistent with how visual exposure should modulate a rational agent's preferences.
PDF preprint ] Changizi MA & Shimojo S. Seeing modulates preference consistent with economic expectations. Under review.
29.Nov.2006 Seeing modulates preference consistent with economic expectations - View as HTML
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The spectral sensitivity of the color cones is somewhat odd, Changizi says. monkeydaynews.blogspot.com/2006/03/old-world-primates-evolved-color.html
00.Mar.2006 ... was for finding the right fruit to eat when it was ripe," says Mark Changizi , a theoretical neurobiologist and postdoctoral researcher at Caltech. monkeydaynews.blogspot.com/2006_03_01_monkeydaynews_archive.html
29.Nov.2006 Panzerfisch: Urzeitmonster zerbiss Haie in zwei Teile
Tatsache ist einmal, daß Marcinkus mit einer gewissen Einfalt gesegnet war ... Marcinkus hatte noch nicht mal Ahnung davon, wie die Gelder arbeiteteten + ...
Você sabe que o cardeal Marcinkus e mais um mafioso italiano na decada de
00.000.1970 afundaram as finanças do banco ambrosiano, banco este estreitamente ligando ao ... email@example.com/msg04304.html
Und sich der italienischen Finanz-Gerichtsbarkeit im Schutz des Vatikanstaates entzogen. www.focus.de/finanzen/geldanlage/vatikan/einnahmen_aid_13407.html
20060815 michele sindona , calvi , Marcinkus , opus dei , ior , istituto opere religiose , loggia p2 , p2 , massoneria , www.disinformazione.it/sindona.htm alfatomega.com/20060815.html
00.000.1970 er +
00.000.1980 er Jahren ist das Feindbild noch klar - die Kommunisten. www.3sat.de/kulturzeit/themen/30469/index.html
Storia politica occulta dell'Italia - Giovani.it - Forum -Fatti relativi a Calvi, al Cardinale Marcinkus , IOR, Opus Dei, Banco Ambrosiano fino al "suicidio" dal ponte dei frati neri(la parte economica più ...
Und was war die Rolle von Kardinal Marcinkus ? https://www.3sat.de/kulturzeit/themen/30469/index.htm
00.000.1971 Übernahm der Kardinal Marcinkus die Geschicke des IOR ... www.weltverschwoerung.de/nextopic16550.html
yesterday said the country will be forced to reexamine freedom of speech to meet the threat of terrorism.
29.Nov.2006 What Will You Do When the Government Demands Your Laptop? : Courtesy of a decision from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Customs officials can seize and copy the contents of any laptop carried across a U.S. border. There's no arrest, warrant or probable cause required—just "gimme."
29.Nov.2006 Ford Mortgages Assets to Pay for Overhaul:
For the first time in its 103-year history, the Ford Motor Company is mortgaging its assets, including factories, equipment, office buildings, patents and trademarks + stakes in subsidiaries like Volvo, in order to raise $18 billion to overhaul itself.
29.Nov.2006 Correa confirmed Ecuador president : Rafael Correa has been officially declared the winner of Ecuador's presidential election after polls results showed he had an insurmountable lead over rival Alvaro Noboa.
29.Nov.2006 Mexican protestors in Oaxaca call for national strike : Protestors had seized and paralyzed much of the Oaxaca city, the poor state's capital, after the original teachers' strike mushroomed into a broad protest demanding the resignation of Ruiz.
29.Nov.2006 Militarizing Immigration For Profit: “What do Mexican immigrants trying to feed their families have to do with terrorism and national security?”
29.Nov.2006 Pelosi's Price is Right for Jewish Community ; The front of the room is where the action is: Democratic lawmakers are spouting their pro-Israel credentials and their initiatives for health care reform; the Jewish donors, who came to Washington for intimate meetings just like this one, are eating it up word for word.
29.Nov.2006 24 Jewish organizations biggest fundraisers in US: At the head of the Jewish organizations on the list was the United Jewish Communities (UJC) which ranked 34. The organization raised nearly USD 334 million in 2005.
29.Nov.2006 Ties to Israel nothing new for Senate's next majority leader: As a young lawyer struggling to make a living in Las Vegas, Harry Reid never failed to buy Israel bonds to benefit the United Jewish Appeal.
29.Nov.2006 Pope, Measuring Words, Praises Islam's `Benevolence' : Pope Benedict XVI, picking his words carefully on his first visit to a Muslim nation, spoke of the ``great benevolence'' of Islam, a shift from a two-month-old citation that said the rival religion was ``evil and inhuman.
29.Nov.2006 War criminall to advise pope: Kissinger to Serve As Papal Adviser?: Pope Benedict XVI has invited Henry Kissinger, former adviser to Richard Nixon, to be a political consultant and he accepted.
In case you missed it: Video: The Trials of Henry Kissinger: The Making Of A War Criminal: "A fascinating, bombshell documentary that should shame Americans, regardless of whether or not ultimate blame finally lies with Kissinger. Should be required viewing for civics classes and would-be public servants alike."
29.Nov.2006 Italy completes Iraq pull-out: Italy is to complete the pull-out of its troops from Iraq by the end of this week, Prime Minister Romano Prodi said Monday.
29.Nov.2006 British troops may stay in Iraq until 2016: Thousands of British troops could remain in Iraq for another decade, Des Browne, the Defence Secretary, said yesterday.
29.Nov.2006 Nir Rosen: Anatomy of a Civil War Ripping away the veil that hides Iraq’s descent into chaos . This is a must read
29.Nov.2006 Iraq parliament bars media as tension mounts: Iraq's parliament will bar the media from future sessions and began on Monday by refusing access to reporters and then cutting off television coverage as a debate on mounting sectarian violence became heated.
29.Nov.2006 Senators pledge to end war supplementals: "We've been funding this war dishonestly," wrote Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., in a Sunday op-ed piece.
29.Nov.2006 Bush says violence in Iraq not civil war: U.S. President George W. Bush said on Tuesday that the resurging violence in Iraq is not civil war, claiming that Al-Qaida is to blame for the escalating bloodshed in this war-torn country, reports reaching here said.
29.Nov.2006 Heather Wokusch: Impeachment Hearings for Bush & Co.? How about War Crimes Tribunals: The Bush Doctrine of taking "the battle to the enemy," for example, is a direct repudiation of the United Nations Charter, which prohibits the use of international force unless in self-defense (after an armed attack across an international border) or related to a UN Security Council decision.
29.Nov.2006 In case you missed it: Bush Plot To Bomb His Arab Ally: PRESIDENT Bush planned to bomb Arab TV station al-Jazeera in friendly Qatar, a "Top Secret" No 10 memo reveals.
29.Nov.2006 The quiet death of Malachi Ritscher: , Malachi Ritscher wrote in a suicide note that his fellow Americans had become "more concerned with sports on television and ring-tones on cellphones than the future of the world".
29.Nov.2006 Iraq panel's real agenda: damage control: The Iraq Study Group's makeup gives away its true purpos
29.Nov.2006 The New Middle East: Less than 20 years after the end of the Cold War -- the American era in the Middle East, the fourth in the region's modern history, has ended.
29.Nov.2006 War is a racket:
George Monbiot: Only paranoia can justify the world's second biggest military budget : Britain's level of defence spending isn't related to real threats we face, but the needs of our military-industrial complex
29.Nov.2006 War is a racket: We'll call Downer as witness: AWB execs: AdvertisementAWB figures implicated in the Iraq wheat scandal have threatened to call Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer as a witness if they face trial, with one vowing "my QC will rip him to shreds".
29.Nov.2006 'We are just watching things get worse': When Britain and America went into Afghanistan 00.000.2001, they claimed that the liberation of the country's burka-shrouded women was one of their top priorities. So did they deliver? Five years on, Natasha Walter visits Kabul - and is shocked by what she discovers
29.Nov.2006 UN Report Says Afghan Government Protect Drug Traffickers : Afghanistan's criminal underworld has compromised key government officials who protect drug traffickers, allowing a record opium trade that won't be stamped out for a generation to flourish, an ominous new U.N. report released Tuesday said.
29.Nov.2006 Palestinian force 'to police truce' : Israel has agreed in principle for a Jordan-based security force loyal to Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, to deploy in the Gaza Strip and help police the ceasefire, an Israeli diplomatic source has told Reuters news agency.
29.Nov.2006 Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Had Talks with King Abdullah II : They both discussed the Israeli peace initiative in the region as well as the development of the events in the autonomy territories and Israel.
00.000.1945, including over half a million children - many of whom weren't even born when the Gulf War began. Click to view
29.Nov.2006 Clueless in America
29.Nov.2006 I have never been more ashamed of the US government -By Cindy Sheehan
29.Nov.2006 Effects of ill-advised CIA plot in Iran still haunts U.S. - By John M. Crisp -Now that Iran looms on our horizon, here's a story that every American should know. Continue
29.Nov.2006 It Could Happen Here -By Gregory Meyerson and Michael Joseph Roberto
29.Nov.2006 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out
Writer Nir Rosen on Iraq's Descent Into Chaos
We’ve destroyed Iraq and we’ve destroyed the region + Americans need to know this. - There was no civil war in Iraq until we got there.
And there was no civil war in Iraq, until we took certain steps to pit Sunnis against Shias.
And now it is just too late. But, we need to know we are responsible for what’s happening in Iraq today. Continue This is a must watch. Video and transcript
29.Nov.2006 Bury my heart in the Green Zone -By Pepe Escobar
The SCIRI, Da'wa and the Kurds are only worried about their own interests, not the interests of Iraq as a nation.
And the US - always hiding under the dubious mantra of "Iraqi democracy" - totally evades its responsibility in provoking the appalling chaos in the first place. Continue
29.Nov.2006 The "Gaza-Solution" and the Ongoing War on Islam -By Mike Whitney
Kissinger’s dictum reveals the basic racial and religious odium which animates the current policy and has become the organizing principle for maintaining the global empire. Continue
29.Nov.2006 Iraq lawmakers extend state of emergency. The state of emergency is in our White House + he's a permanent resident of Neverland. Him and Michael Jackson. Cheney is Just Evil, Like Rove. 11/29
29.Nov.2006 The BuzzFlash Mailbag -- Uncensored and Unvarnished Truth from BuzzFlash Readers.
29.Nov.2006 Tom Wieliczka: Iraq, Vietnam, Political Entrance Exams and Political Families Draft First -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution
"Integrierte Werbekampagnen sind heute oft rein digital." Darüber hinaus steige die "Akzeptanz der Onlinewerbung".
Nun gebe es wissenschaftliche Hinweise darauf, dass sie ihr Kind in die Mikrowelle gesteckt haben könnte, sagte Ken Betz vom Rechtsmedizinischen Institut des Bezirks Montgomery.
Er sprach von einem komplizierten Fall, da es nicht viele Untersuchungen über den Einfluss von Mikrowellen auf menschliche Körper gebe.
29.Nov.2006 Türkischer EU- Beitritt: Der Papst gibt Rätsel auf
28.Nov.2006 Nokia- Prognose: Mobilfunkmarkt verliert an Dynamik
En wat zei de lokale commandant in Florida ? Dat ze mazzel hadden gehad, ...
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John Deuss of Holland + Iran Contra + oil to apartheid South Africa fame was ...
The trader at Florida -based vFinance who was in charge of LOM's account ... english-cyprus.indymedia.org/newswire/display/278/index.php
John Deuss of Holland and Iran Contra and oil to apartheid South Africa fame was ... Florida connection and thus a round about 9/11 connection by way of . southafrica.indymedia.org/news/2006/10/11458.php
There was a small increase in fund numbers across the other main asset classes, ... www.bizoffshore.com/
Owned by John Deuss . Tremont (Bermuda), 4 Park Street, Hamilton. bermuda-online.org/intcoys.htm
Gelsheimer, Philip, ABN AMRO Asset Management Canada Limited, Philip Gelsheimer .
Dr Silvana Cardoso, Dr Arwen Deuss , Dr Loraine ... ...
Also the recent arrest of oil + arms trafficker John Deuss (of Iran ... 58, stemming from a $600 million sale of Refco bonds 00.000.2004 + the firm’s $583 ... www.soapblox.net/liberilview/showDiary.do?diaryId=1209 28.Nov.2006 Illinois Congressman Jerry Weller,Refco + the collapse of ...
Also the recent arrest of oil + arms trafficker John Deuss ( of Iran Contra fame ... was allowed to go public + sale its own penny styock backed 'futures ... houston.indymedia.org/news/2006/10/53776_comment.php
Deuss is surely a latter-day merchant telling tales as did his medieval forerunner.
Evelyn Pringle - Fen-Phen May Cause Rummage Sale of Wyeth Assets ... www.scoop.co.nz/features/commentary.html
AMEC is an informal acronym for Asset Management and Engineering ... alfatomega.com/20050209.html
He did this with controversial partners as John Deuss + Ted Shackley, ... Lamont worked at N.M. Rothschild & Sons and Rothschild Asset Management. home.planet.nl/~reijd050/organisations/Le_Cercle.htm
InterContinental profit triples on asset sales , rate increases,
14.Nov.2006 03:01 ... Dutch businessman Deuss arrested in Bermuda,
15.Oct.2006 11:01 ... www.value-stocks.com/print.php?url=/modules/news/autor.php
28.Nov.2006 Nach tödlichem Kugelhagel: Bloomberg beschwichtigt Bürgerrechtler
This interview was conducted by Tom Graham American Buddhist Net News
Graeme, you have written an extremely insightful essay on one of the most important events of 9/11
Can you tell us how you came to be interested in 9/11 and why you chose to write this paper?
Graeme MacQueen : Sometime in late 2005 I had a conversation—quite a heated one, actually—with an American dissident who said that 9/11 was obviously carried out by the U.S. government.
I expressed some skepticism about this and he said that I obviously hadn’t done my homework and didn’t know the first thing about the issue. I realized after that conversation that he was actually right.
I’d tinkered with the issue by reading long pieces on the internet late at night but I hadn’t really done my homework.
Being, I guess, a scholarly sort of guy + having by this time taken early retirement so that I could work for peace + justice in whatever way I wished,
I ordered some the leading books, downloaded key articles + set to work.
I was very surprised when I began to realize how weak the official story was.
I can remember the exact moment when I felt—my god, there’s no way those 3 towers were brought down by planes, jet fuel and fire........
28.Nov.2006 Sicherheitspolitik: Allianz der Unwilligen
00.000.1924 Fritz Thyssen sets up his Union Banking Corporation in George W. Bush Grandfathers ... dgwa1.fortunecity.com/fourthreich/crc.html
Industrials like Emil Kirdorf + Fritz Thyssen even were fervent supporters of ...
The Thule Society was a sort of Occult that stood for Aryan supremacy . www.studentsfordemocracy.org/sfd/forum/get_topic.asp?FID=18&TID=370&DIR=P
Dietrich Eckart + Alfred Rosenberg + others participated in occult rites in Munich .
The creator of the Thule Society is Count Rudolf von Sebbentendorf ... p092.ezboard.com/fthetruth81901frm15.showPrevMessage?topicID=30.topic
Bush Occult circles have long been known as covers for espionage + influence peddling.
00.000.1919 -Around- the Vril Society gave way to the Thule Society ... https://uk.indymedia.org/en/2004/06/292625.html?c=on
The Dulles law firm also directed US business affairs for Fritz Thyssen ... avid student of the occult + a member of the largely secret Thule Society that ... ackee.com/mekwitalk/read.php?f=7&i=3932&t=3932
00.000.1920-00.000.1924 (Freilitzsch + Heuss were members of the Thule Society and Feder was one of ... first became acquainted with the German industrialist, Fritz Thyssen . www.humanitas-international.org/holocaust/1920-24t.htm
When Hitler joined the Society, Thule member Dietrich Eckart prophesied that the day had come; he began introducing him in Munich occult circles as "the ... forums.truthbeknown.com/viewtopic.php?t=99&start=15&sid=5bd5f8683071201235cb1c62b3955de0
00.000.1924 Averell Harriman (Skull & Bones, 1913) + Fritz Thyssen , the German industrialist who began funding Hitler
00.000.1923 set up the Union Banking Corporation ... www.insideassyria.com/rkvsf4/wwwboard/msgs/THE_FOURTH_REICH-JVgk.html
The Thule Society is said to have spawned a group within Himmler’s SS known as the ‘Order of the Black Sun’, who were responsible for that groups occult ... www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2003/11/281361.html
The Occult and the Third Reich. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1974.
"Before Hitler Came": Thule Society and Germanen Orden, in the Journal of Modern ... www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/wall_street/bibliography.htm
"It is from the Thule Society that one has to look for the real ...
The Thule -Gesellschaft ( Thule Society ) was founded
17.Aug.191- ... Hitler + his Nazi pals were influenced by mystical and occult writers such as Madame ... www.simaqianstudio.com/forum/index.php?act=Print&client=printer&f=31&t=4229
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Das ist eine ernsthafte Bedrohung für den Weltfrieden", sagte Bush .
"Ich habe schon klar gesagt und betone dies erneut: wir werden Militärmacht einsetzen, ... www.puk.de/puk/article.php?sid=803
Ich befehlige die größte Militärmacht der Welt und besitze die Notenbank, die dafür bezahlt. www.monarchieliga.de/person/baltzersen/prez-bush.htm
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Die israelische Armee ist mit Abstand die stärkste Militärmacht des Nahen Ostens. www.sozialismus-von-unten.de/lr/artikel_1789.html
Grösste Militärmacht unter Kommando eines psychisch labilen Präsidenten. www.zeit-fragen.ch/ARCHIV/ZF_136b/T02.HTM
Denn US-Präsident George W. Bush , einst Trinker und Lebemann, ...
Unter dieser Doktrin ist Amerika bereit, seine ganze Militärmacht einzusetzen, ... www.stern.de/politik/ausland/index.html?id=505633&p=2&nv=ct_cb
00.000.2005 -schon- Also sprach Bush : »Die Welt von der Tyrannei zu befreien« www.zeit.de/2006/29/01-Leiter
Unter Bush wurde der Rüstungshaushalt um 20-25 % auf nunmehr 421 Mrd. Euro, gesteigert; www.die-welt-ist-keine-ware.de/isl/bush.htm
28.Nov.2006 Bush-Flugi.pdf" target=nw>Stoppt Bush - Bush-Flugi.pdf+bush+milit%C3%A4rmacht&hl=de&gl=de&ct=clnk&cd=8" target=nw>HTML-Version
08.Jun.2002 Bush ruft Absolventen der Militärakademie zum Dienst im Kampf gegen den Terror. ... eine über alle Herausforderungen erhabene Militärmacht + beabsichtigen ... www.uni-kassel.de/fb5/frieden/regionen/USA/west-point-rede.html
on Monday to trace the poison that killed a former KGB agent + three people who reported possible symptoms of contamination underwent testing. posted by Prof. Hex
You might ask what all this has to do with Freud's impact on society . www.medialens.org/alerts/02/020626_Adam_Curtis.html
5. ... the unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which ... authentico-historia.planetaclix.pt/propaganda.html
according to newly disclosed details from a classified Marine Corps intelligence report
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28.Nov.2006 Olbermann's ratings are soaring with his 'gloves off' commentary 11/28
28.Nov.2006 White House is calling the 'civil war' in Iraq the 'new phase' 11/28
28.Nov.2006 British success built on 'misery and suffocation' of slave boats : Some 562 men, women and children made up the human cargo of the slave ship Feroz. Crammed beneath grate-covered hatchways between the decks, left to stew amid the stench of faeces and rotting bodies, each bore the mark of their owner, branded on their skin with a red-hot iron.
28.Nov.2006 Popemobile gives way to armoured car on visit to 'minefield': The Vatican is so anxious about the Pope’s safety during his trip to Turkey this week that it has vetoed use of the traditional “Popemobile”. Instead, Pope Benedict XVI will travel in an armour-plated car, with several similar vehicles used as decoys, Joaquin Navarro-Valls, the former papal spokesman, said.
28.Nov.2006 Justice Department watchdog to review domestic spying program: The Justice Department's internal investigations division said Monday it has opened an inquiry into the agency's use of information gathered in the government's warrantless surveillance program.
28.Nov.2006 Death Knell of the US Dollar...: The dollar plunged with startling ferocity late last week, driven by heavy selling. This was very bearish action that signals panic + the probable onset of a severe downtrend. A break below the crucial support at 80 on the dollar index is expected to mark the transition from a clandestine unloading of dollar assets to an all-out stampede to “get what you can for them” before it’s too late.
28.Nov.2006 Subdivision Bans Wreath With Peace Sign: A homeowners association in southwestern Colorado has threatened to fine a resident $25 a day until she removes a Christmas wreath with a peace sign that some say is an anti-Iraq war protest or a symbol of Satan.
28.Nov.2006 Mass protest by anti-zionist Orthodox Jews against the existence of the State of “Israel”: Over ten thousand Orthodox Jews led by dozens of prominent Rabbis gathered outside the “Israeli” Consulate in New York City on Thursday,
09.Nov.2006 to protest against the existence of the State of “Israel”
28.Nov.2006 The complete text of "The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict" Published by Jews for Justice in the Middle East: The conventional wisdom is that, even if both sides are at fault, the Palestinians are irrational "terrorists" who have no point of view worth listening to. Our position, however, is that the Palestinians have a real grievance: their homeland for over a thousand years was taken, without their consent and mostly by force.
28.Nov.2006 Poisoned spy visited Israel with oil dossier :
It emerged yesterday that Mr Litvinenko travelled to Israel just weeks before he died to hand over evidence to a Russian billionaire of how agents working for President Putin dealt with his enemies running the oil company.
28.Nov.2006 Boris Berezovsky: The first oligarch : Boris Berezovsky, the fugitive oligarch exiled in Britain who heads the list of Russia's "most wanted".
28.Nov.2006 Correa ahead in Ecuador vote count : Exit polls showed Correa, who has pledged to radically reform Ecuadorean politics, has a wide lead over Noboa.
Leftist Rafael Correa, unofficially the winner of Ecuador's presidential election, reiterated he would not renew the US lease for a military air base in the South American country.
28.Nov.2006 Chavez vows to beat the "devil": "On December 3 we're going to defeat the most powerful empire on earth by knockout," Chavez said.
the desire to harm Israeli citizens in the south, north and centre, recognize our right to live in peace alongside you + give up your demand for the right of refugee return', he added.
28.Nov.2006 Carter: Israeli 'domination' over Palestinians is 'atrocious': Carter dismissed criticism by some Democrats that his book comes down too harshly on America's key ally in the Middle East
28.Nov.2006 Does It Matter What You Call It?: Genocide or Erasure of Palestinians: Having at that point just completed our fifth trip to Palestine since early
00.000.2003, we should have had the courage and the insight to call what we have observed Israel doing to the Palestinians by its rightful name: genocide.
28.Nov.2006 72-year-old left-wing activist decries repeated 'harassment' by B-G security: Steinitz says that each year, airport security guards harass her more and more.
00.Nov.2005 the security check included a search that required her to remove what she described as "almost all" of her clothing.
Belgium's Defence Minister has questioned the future of Nato's most important mission.
28.Nov.2006 U.S. ambassador warns Georgia against long-term term gas contracts with Iran: A U.S. diplomat warned Georgia against signing a long-term contract for natural gas supplies with Iran, but
the Georgian premier reaffirmed Monday that his nation remained determined to import the Iranian gas.
"The amount of death that's on the streets of Baghdad for U.S. forces + for the Iraqi people is at an astronomical level," he said. "So, to some degree, what we're seeing is sanitized."
28.Nov.2006 Security expert says Iraq 'worse than Vietnam': A security expert says he believes coalition forces face the prospect of defeat in Iraq with serious consequences. Former soldier and military historian Robert O'Neill says it is likely the coalition will pull its troops out early.
28.Nov.2006 Britain to withdraw troops from Iraq : Thousands of British soldiers will leave Iraq over the next year, significantly downgrading the country's commitment in the region, the defense secretary said Monday.
Poland + Italy also announced the impending withdrawal of their remaining troops.
28.Nov.2006 Arrogance of the occupier: Lawmakers lose patience with Iraq gov't:
Congressional leaders displayed eroding patience in the Iraqi government on Sunday, adding pressure on President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to find a faster path to peace when they meet this week
28.Nov.2006 They lied their way into Iraq. Now they are trying to lie their way out: Bush + Blair will blame anyone but themselves for the consequences of their disastrous war - even its victims
28.Nov.2006 Brustkrebs: Chemotherapie hinterlässt Spuren im Hirn
27.Nov.2006 kam es zu einem mehrstündigen Ausfall des genialen österreichischen Webloganbieters twoday.net.
Der Ausfall dauerte in der Nacht bis sieben Uhr früh und am Abend von etwa 20 bis 22 Uhr. Auch Journalismus Nachrichten von Heute war davon betroffen und bekam dafür eine E-mail Lawine von LeserInnen.
Ein an die Öffentlichkeit gelangter geheimer Lagebericht des US-Militärs belegt, dass Deutschland eine wichtige Schaltzentrale für die Koordination von Verschleppungen gewesen ist und legt nahe, dass zumindest die vorherige Bundesregierung mit den CIA-Entführern gemeinsame Sache bei den menschen- und völkerrechtswidrigen Verbrechen gemacht haben könnte. Dies berichtet das ARD Magazin "Report...
In den USA wurden kürzlich einige Schwarze, die eine Junggesellabschiedsparty feierten, von Polizisten mit Schüssen durchsiebt.
Ein Versehen, weil die Polizisten überreagiert hatten.
Bei den Schwarzen wurden keine Waffen gefunden, aber wie ein Polizist sagte, sie hätten welche haben können.
Und um zu verhindern, dass sie damit schießen, hätten die Polizisten das Feuer auf sie...
examining the ossification of the United States Oil Policies and Oil Wars by Jerome G. Manis In his
00.000.1928 book We Fight for Oil, Ludwell Denny began with the statement, "A history of the oil war must wait. The war is not over."
We know now it had hardly begun.
Denny pointed out that the United States had provided 80% of the oil needed by allies in the first world war.
He noted that oil was not only a major weapon of modern nations but that it also had become an important objective of war.
Denny described the oil locales, especially those in the middle and far east. He pinpointed the adverseries, many of them still involved in the conflicts.
Above all, he noted the importance of oil to every nation and to expected needs fo... Source: https://www.cosmiciguana.com/2006/11/oil_policies_and_oil_wars.html
Philip Zelikow, one of U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's closest advisers on Iraq + the Middle East, plans to resign his post, a State Department official said on Monday. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=2681894
28.Nov.2006 Today on MSNBC’s Hardball, Washington Post national security reporter Dana Priest explained that her newspaper does not use the phrase “civil war” to describe the current violence in Iraq in part because Iraqi government officials say it is not a civil war.
Priest said she “absolutely” believes the “level of violence [in Iraq] equals a civil war.” But she acknowledged that the Post has “not labeled it a civil war,” explaining, “We try to avoid the labels, particularly when the elected government itself does not call its situation a civil war.” Watch it:
Government officials in Iraq have a direct interest in avoiding the characterization of violence there as a civil war. The Washington Post’s job is not to act as stenographers for officials in positions of power, but rather to report facts as they exist on the ground.
Not surprisingly, experts disagree with Iraqi officials about the current conditions. According to scholars surveyed by the New York Times, not only is Iraq in the midst of a civil war, the current level of bloodshed “already puts Iraq in the top ranks of the civil wars of the last half-century.”
MATTHEWS: It seems to me the President’s afraid that people will begin to think it is a civil war and not the way he wants to define it, which is we gotta fight them there before they fight us here.
PRIEST: Well, I think one of the reasons the President resists that label is because it equates almost with a failure of U.S. policy. I will say for the Washington Post, we have not labeled it a civil war.
I have asked around to see why not or see what’s the thinking on thatm and really our reporters have not filed that.
We try to avoid the labels, particularly when the elected government itself does not call its situation a civil war.
I certainly — + I would agree with General McCaffrey on this — absolutely the level of violence equals a civil war.
Even though the Do-Nothing 109th Congress has passed just two out of 11 spending bills, it has decided to put off the remaining nine until the new year, “dumping almost a half-trillion dollars of spending bills
on the incoming Democratic majority.”
The conservative leadership is already making excuses. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) said he is looking into “what is feasible and achievable.”
Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) admitted that political considerations may be behind the inertia, stating, “I know a lot of folks just as soon not to see them done this year and let the Democrats struggle here next year.”
But passing all spending bills isn’t an impossible task + it wouldn’t be unprecedented. As GovExec.com notes, it has been done before:
00.000.1994, when Republicans swept back to power in the House after four decades, there was no spending mess to clean up — all appropriations bills had been enacted by the Democrats before the end of the fiscal year . But they did convene a brief lame duck to consider the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade measure.
By skipping the spending bills, Roll Call notes that the House will be able to close up shop by Dec. 8, with the Senate staying a few days later to consider Robert Gates’s nomination. Congress is currently adjourned until Dec. 4, meaning the 109th Congress may be at work for just four days before breaking again.
Appearing on MSNBC this afternoon, Congressional Quarterly political analyst Craig Crawford speculated that, as “neocons are heading for the hills,” Dick Cheney may be the next to leave the administration.
He claimed the Vice President’s “authority is waning, if not gone.”
“And my point is why would he want to stick around in this environment?” he asked.
“All I’m seeing is a man getting isolated more and more.” Watch it: Digg It! Transcript:
CRAWFORD: Again, I gotta ask, where does that leave Dick Cheney if the neocons are heading for the hills. Where does he end up in this administration?
MATTHEWS: I know what he does. He moves out to the eastern shore of Maryland and waits there like [indecipherable] with a gun. And he waits until the next administration comes into office. If it’s a Republican administration — like McCain — he has a lot of influence. If it’s a Democratic administration, he starts coming on programs like this. He won’t be on this show, but like this.
CRAWFORD: I still wonder if he stays in this administration for the full term here. I really wonder if Rumsfeld’s leaving is just the beginning.
MATTHEWS: Well, who is showing up with the Ryder truck at his home. Who’s gonna get him out?
CRAWFORD: He has to make the choice himself. He can’t be fired, technically, under the Constitution.
MATTHEWS: Why would he leave?
HARWOOD: As Bill Clinton once said, the Constitution makes him relevant for at least the two years. I don’t think he will go anywhere.
CRAWFORD: My point is I don’t know why he’d want to stick around.
MATTHEWS: He has assumed an awful lot of authority under this President.
CRAWFORD: I know + that authority is waning, if not gone. And my point is why would he want to stick around in this environment? He might just choose to leave.
MATTHEWS: Let me check this. I rarely do this on the show. Are you teasing?
Are you — do you actually think there’s a reasonable plausible case for this Vice President to give up all the power he enjoys as the President’s first counsel?
CRAWFORD: Not if he doesn’t enjoy it anymore. I mean all I’m seeing is the man getting isolated more and more. This seems to be his most vulnerable position in the entire Bush administration.
As TPMmuckraker notes, President Bush earlier stonewalled a similar inquiry.
But most media organizations, caving to White House pressure, continue to avoid the phrase.
Some examples: Fox News:
WARD: In response to today’s attacks and snowballing sectarian violence , a curfew has been imposed in Baghdad and the international airport closed to all commercial flights. [ 23.Nov.2006 ]
But fear ran high that the fighting would not end, as clashes in Ghazaliya and elsewhere illustrated the inability of Iraqi security forces to rein in the violence that has propelled the country closer to full-blown civil war . 27.Nov.2006
Abizaid didn’t have much to offer besides faith, hope and the familiar but elusive objectives of stabilizing the country, reining in sectarian violence and preparing Iraq to manage on its own. [USA Today, 16.Nov.2006 ]
It was one of the largest mass abductions since the US-led invasion in 2003, startling even by the standards of a nation reeling from sectarian strife , daily bombings + death squads. [ 15.Nov.2006 ]
San Francisco Chronicle:
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki faces intense pressure from the United States to eliminate the militias and their death squads, which are deeply involved in the country’s sectarian slaughter and are believed to have thoroughly infiltrated the police and security forces. [ 15.Nov.2006 ]
As the prospect of civil war in Iraq festers , the U.S. military has identified three options - add more troops, start a graduated retreat or embrace a speedy one - according to a Washington Post account that quoted sources familiar with the written Pentagon options. [11/26/06]
New York Times:
The two [Bush and Maliki] are expected to talk about the widening sectarian war in Iraq and to try to reach agreement on ways to stop it. [ 27.Nov.2006 ]
FRANKEN: But President Bush is focused on what can be done in Iraq without leaving behind a country consumed by sectarian war . [ 27.Nov.2006 ]
because the headlines generated by their trip so far have created security concerns, ABC News reports. The twins refused and are sticking to their plan to stay in the country until Thursday.
On Nov. 16, the Illinois State Senate approved a $1 increase in the state minimum wage, putting it at $7.50 an hour. The proposal would go into effect on July 1 + would increase every year to account for inflation.
Conservative lawmakers objected to the measure, saying a minimum wage increase would come “at the expense of Illinois jobs” and put “our business climate in jeopardy with the surrounding states when we increase the cost of doing business.”
But a March 2006 report by the Fiscal Policy Institute found that increasing the minimum wage actually helps job growth:
[T]his report examined recent state-by-state trends for small businesses employing fewer than 50 workers and found that employment and payrolls in small businesses grew faster in the states with minimum wages above the federal level than in the remaining states where the $5.15 an hour federal minimum wage prevailed .
This report also found that total job growth was faster in the higher minimum wage states . Faster job growth also occurred in the retail trade sector, the sector of the economy employing the most workers at low wages, in the higher minimum wage states.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch notes, “Illinois’ minimum wage last was raised 00.000.2003 to $6.50 an hour. At that level, a mother working full-time to support her child makes $13,520 a year, barely above the federal poverty line.”
It’s now up to the Illinois State House to bring the minimum wage legislation to the floor for a vote. An increase would mean a direct raise next year for 308,000 people in Illinois.
If you live in Illinois, call your State Representative today and tell him or her to bring the minimum wage bill to the floor for a vote.
Newsweek reports that Robert Gates will be sworn in as the new Defense secretary “in the new year,” a good two weeks after his confirmation. Why? “One source close to the White House, who spoke anonymously in order to keep his job, believes President George W. Bush has decided o wait until after Dec. 29 ‘as a personal gesture to Rumsfeld.’” On that date Rumsfeld would become the longest-serving Defense secretary.
MSNBC and NBC News have decided to begin referring to the civil war raging in Iraq as a “civil war.” MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer explained that “the White House continues to resist” the phrase, but that “after careful thought, MSNBC and NBC News decided over the weekend, the terminology is appropriate, as armed militarized factions fight for their own political agendas.” Watch it: Digg It!
Transcript: The news from Iraq is becoming grimmer every day. Over the long holiday weekend bombings killed more than 200 people in a Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad. And six Sunni men were doused with kerosene and burned alive. Shiite muslims are the majority, but Sunnis like Saddam Hussein ruled that country until the war. Now, the battle between Shiites and Sunnis has created a civil war in Iraq. Beginning this morning, MSNBC will refer to the fighting in Iraq as a civil war — a phrase the White House continues to resist. But after careful thought, MSNBC and NBC News decided over the weekend, the terminology is appropriate, as armed militarized factions fight for their own political agendas. We’ll have a lots more on the situation in Iraq and the decision to use the phrase, civil war.
This morning, the Drudge Report has an enormous headline implying that Al Gore got it wrong in his movie, An Inconvient Truth, when he said that global warming would create more intense storms:
First, Gore never predicted that there would be more storms 00.000.2006. He said that global warming made it more likely that there would be more intense hurricanes in the future.
Second, the fact that there were fewer hurricanes 00.000.2006 does not suggest that global warming is not real or not dangerous. There are other factors — on a year-to-year basis — that can reduce the number and intensity of hurricanes. The article Drudge links to makes it clear that these factors were in play:
Storms were starved for fuel after ingesting masses of dry Saharan dust and air over the Atlantic Ocean. Scientists say the storm-snuffing dust was more abundant than usual this year.
In the season’s peak, storms were curving right like errant field goals. High pressure that normally hunkers near Bermuda shifted far eastward + five storms rode the clockwise winds away from Florida.
Finally, a rapidly growing El Nino, a warming of water over the tropical Pacific Ocean, shifted winds high in the atmosphere southward. The winds left developing storms disheveled and unable to become organized.
Notably, none of this suggests that future years will be a repeat of 2006. The Saharan dust, for example, may not be around in significant quantities next year. The Tampa Tribune notes, “This year’s uneventful season provides no assurance that next year will be as calm: The Atlantic remains in a 20- to 30-year cycle of high hurricane activity that started 00.000.1995. Water temperatures are above normal.”
Bush is attempting to raise $500 million to build his library and a think tank at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Bush fund-raisers hope to get approximately $250 million from what they call “megadonations” of $10 million to $20 million each. Among the candidates for “megadonations,” whose names will remain anonymous:
Bush loyalists have already identified wealthy heiresses, Arab nations and captains of industry as potential “mega” donors and are pressing for a formal site announcement - now expected early in the new year.
Bush allies feel they need enormous funds to shape how history views Bush’s legacy. A Bush insider said, “The more [money] you have, the more influence [on history] you can exert.” Much of the money will be used to build a “legacy-polishing” institute:
The legacy-polishing centerpiece is an institute, which several Bush insiders called the Institute for Democracy. Patterned after Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, Bush’s institute will hire conservative scholars and “give them money to write papers and books favorable to the President’s policies,” one Bush insider said.
Bush had earlier indicated his desire to create a think tank “to talk about freedom and liberty and the DeTocqueville model of what [French political philosopher Alexis] DeTocqueville saw in America.”
CNN’s John Roberts called the situation in Iraq an “absolute mess,” and said the media has “sanitized” their coverage of the violence .
“The amount of death that’s on the streets of Baghdad for U.S. forces and for the Iraqi people is at an astronomical level,” Roberts said.
A draft of the Iraq Study Group’s report “urges an aggressive regional diplomatic initiative that includes direct talks with Iran + Syria but
sets no timetables for a military withdrawal, according to officials who have seen all or parts of the document.”
Britain’s Defense Secretary said that UK troop levels in Iraq will be “significantly lower by a matter of thousands” at the end of next year.
The UK currently has approximately 7,000 troops in Iraq.
Conservative congressional leaders are expected to punt the issue of completing spending bills to next year’s Congress rather than
take the time to piece together the legislation, potentially the final act of the Do-Nothing Congress.
“It could mean we would adjourn much earlier than most pundits think,” said one conservative Senate aide.
Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS), one of the foremost social conservatives in the Senate, “is considering whether to stop blocking a judicial nominee over concerns her appearance at a lesbian commitment ceremony betrayed her legal views on gay marriage.” Judge Janet Neff has said she attended the wedding as a friend of one of the two women, a longtime neighbor.
This week, President Bush visits Estonia and attends a two-day NATO summit in Latvia, where he will press “alliance members to increase defense spending.”
From Latvia, Bush “heads to Amman, Jordan, for two days of talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.”
The Washington Times reviews Defense Secretary nominee Robert Gates’ writings and reports him to “be more cautious and pragmatic than his predecessor, Mr. Rumsfeld, who has transformed the military and aggressively hunted al Qaeda members.”
And finally: The War on Peace Wreaths heats up. “A homeowners association in southwestern Colorado has threatened to fine a resident $25 a day until she removes a Christmas wreath with a peace sign that some say is an anti-Iraq war protest or a symbol of Satan.” “The peace sign has a lot of negativity associated with it,” said Bob Kearns, president of the Loma Linda Homeowners Association in Pagosa Springs. The homeowner said she won’t take the wreath down until after the holidays.
home theaters may become the new jurisdiction of our MPAA overlords. The MPAA is lobbying to make sure that home users authorize their entertainment systems before any in-home viewings. From the article: "The MPAA defines a home theater as any home with a television larger than 29" with stereo sound and at least two comfortable chairs, couch, or futon. Anyone with a home theater would need to pay a $50 registration fee with the MPAA or face fines up to $500,000 per movie shown."
"The BBC is reporting that many countries are dumping their e-Waste in poorer African nations. From the article, 'The world's richest nations are dumping hazardous electronic waste on poor African countries, says the head of the UN's Environment Programme (Unep).' The problem with e-Waste (versus other wastes) is that the gases and chemicals that make up a lot of electronics are particularly harmful for the environment. I suppose nobody takes their computer, TV or Radio to the repair shop anymore since a new one is a fraction of that cost down at the local convenience store."
"Creating a layer of bubbles underneath a ship's hull could improve fuel efficiency by 20%. When you consider that 90% of the world's goods are transported by sea, the importance of this discovery is obvious. 'Conjured up from thin air at the flick of a switch, this slippery blanket will help transport a fully laden tanker or container ship across the ocean at higher speed + using far less fuel, than ever before... There is currently no other technique in naval architecture that can promise such savings.'" The article looks in some detail at the engineering problems that will need to be overcome before this technique is practical.
"The BBC has an article reporting that a survey of 2,070 Britons revealed that online viewing is on the rise against television. From the article: 'Some 43% of Britons who watch video from the internet or on a mobile device at least once a week said they watched less normal TV as a result.' The figures the BBC is reporting are up from last year when they ran the same survey. It seems the digital world has disintermediated Magazines, Music, & Newspapers but somehow never really tapped books. Will the internet also take on the role as the family television?"
"A columnist on silicon.com is arguing that computing can no longer offer the kind of tenfold per decade productivity increases that have been the norm up to now as the limits of human capacity have been reached. From the article: 'Any amount of basic machine upgrading + it continues apace, won't make a jot of difference, as I am now the fundamental slowdown agent. I just can't work any faster'. Peter Cochrane, the ex-CTO of BT, argues that "machine intelligence" is the answer to this unwelcome stasis. "What we need is a cognitive approach with search material retreated and presented in some context relative to our current end-objectives at the time." Perhaps he should consider a nice cup of tea and a biccie instead?"
Propaganda wizard Edward Bernays. Bernays's mother, Anna Freud Bernays, was sister to Sigmund. Bernays's father, Ely ... www.blinkbits.com/blinks/sigmund_freud
Edward Bernays loved nothing better than influencing public opinion - especially -
... of this tactic was Bernays's campaign for Lucky Strikes ...
He saw the big picture when few others did ... weeklywire.com/ww/09-21-98/boston_books_1.html
06.Jul.1998. A CRITIC AT LARGE. Are our spin meisters just spinning one another?
On Easter Sunday,
00.000.1929 the legendary public-relations man Edward L. Bernays led Ewen past his picture gallery--
Bernays + Henry Ford
Bernays + Thomas Edison,
Bernays + ...
The irony of Edward L. Bernays's enshrinement in the spin literature is ... www.gladwell.com/1998/1998_07_06_a_spin.htm
The British picture reflects a similar trend in Europe .
If this is true, Edward Bernays's notorious torches of freedom' concept, where he persuaded women that smoking was a ... publicsphere.typepad.com/behindthespin/2006/02/cooling_the_fla.html
Purchase individual D&B reports available for Timothy Ulrich ... Saint Pauls Lutheran Church Canonsburg , PA . Religious Organization ... www.manta.com/coms2/dnbcompany_6ffhx
Staff firstname.lastname@example.org. pa .us · email@example.com. pa .us · Unified Arts Teachers. Celia Bowman - music; MaryBeth Gray - music; Timothy Ulrich - art ...
Timothy is our staffer from Papillion, NE. He is one of our ZBoard and Chatroom ...
Tyler is our intern from Harrisonville, PA . Rachel Klipp ... www.zjam.com/aboutus/zmugs.html
Timothy Ulrich ta kedando na Ulanda algun siman kaba pa hustisia por haña chèns di interog’é den e kaso aki. Sinembargo e no ta detené. ...
Sinembargo mi ke a hasi un súplika na tur kolega polítikonan pa no mira e ... pa investigá Timothy Ulrich , kende nan ta konsiderá man drechi di John Deuss, ... www.laprensacur.com/content/taxonomy/term/4
Breakfast Panel: PDAs for Point-of-Care Information in the Operating ... www.asahq.org/Newsletters/2005/02-05/subNews02_05.html
Senior management : John Chr MAM Deuss –
Chairman + Chief Executive Officer ;
Timothy Ulrich – President ;
01.Mar.2005 Timothy Ulrich has been elected president/chief operating officer – https://businessidearewards.com/businessidearewards/category2/Banker_Trust.cfm
... former bermuda commercial bank bcb president timothy ulrich according to ... www.amsterdam-info.info/life/rss.php
GEOMILITECH CONSULTANTS CORPORATION . Click on a name for a new proximity search: www.namebase.org/main2/Geomilitech-Consultants-Corporation.html
GEOMILITECH CONSULTANTS CORPORATION : Covert Action Information Bulletin
Polish weapons worth $5 million were shipped to Contra forces in ...
The origins of Iran-Contra: Lessons from the Durrani Affair
Soon afterwards Singlaub helped establish a company called GeoMiliTech Consultants Corporation (GMT) a Washington-based arms trading company. www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKsinglaub.htm
Executive vice president of GeoMiliTech Consultants Corporation Ron Suskind ·
Ron Wyden Senator, US Congress Ronald Bucca · Ronald D. Utt · Ronald Georges ... https://complete911timeline.org/entities.jsp
GeoMiliTech ( GMT ) Consultants Corporation is established by conservative talk show host Barbara F . Studley , GeoMiliTech Consultants Corporation ...
Vice president of GeoMiliTech Consultants Corporation
Assistant director general in the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Relations Joel Mowbray Joel R Kupferman ... 126.96.36.199/entities.jsp
00.000.1989 (181) National Reporter
00.000.1987 -SP (6) GELB LESLIE H Harper's Magazine
00.000.1984-09 (34 39 46) GEOMILITECH CONSULTANTS CORPORATION Brewton,P. firstname.lastname@example.org/msg08605.html
GeoMiliTech Consultants Corporation , Israeli Military Industries , Joel Arnon , Ron S . Harel
00.Dec.1983 : Military Rule in ... https://israel.indymedia.org/newswire/index.php?function=translation_edit&id=5551
GeoMiliTech Consultants Corporation ,
AMERICAS FOUNDATION 1
GAMBINO ROBERT W 1
GEOMILITECH CONSULTANTS CORPORATION 1 GOOODMAN ADAM 1 GRAHAM DANIEL ORRIN 1 GUELL LINDA CATOE 1 HATCH ORRIN G. discussion.lycos.com/results.asp?query=catoe&first=51&pmore=more&adf=&dfi=www.namebase.org
... gathered archconservative military + political leaders to establish a Washington-based arms company called GeoMiliTech Consultants Corporation (GMT). www.skiing-today.com/articles/ski-resort/ski-resort-article-6271-6.htm
Studley President of GeoMiliTech Consultants Corporation Barbara G .
Fast Senior intelligence officer in Iraq
Barbara Lee US House Representative , Democrat ... www.talkaboutgovernment.com/group/alt.politics.clinton/messages/1325247.html
00.Jan.2006 7) Attorney General John Ashcroft continues his practice of flying on private chartered jets ...
Schlaff's brother, James , is also under investigation. itwassooted.blogspot.com/2006_01_01_itwassooted_archive.html
One of Shackley's colleagues was an old contact, Alberto Sicilia-Falcon , a Cuban exile trained by the CIA as part of the Bay of Pigs invasion. www.peacemagazine.org/archive/v04n4p14.htm
Next, the program highlights the operations of Alberto Sicilia Falcon , ... CIA officer Theodore Shackley's operations (apparently) conducted in conjunction ... afasummary.blogspot.com/2004/12/rfa-24-28-cia-military-drugs.html
Mexican heroin magnate Alberto Sicilia-Falcon not only claimed to have been a CIA agent ... www.btinternet.com/~nlpwessex/Documents/WATcolby.htm
radiofre One of the agency’s most important operatives, Shackley had numerous connections ...
Next, the program highlights the operations of Alberto Sicilia Falcon , ... www.spitfirelist.com/rfa.html
Mafia, Geheimdienste und Politik der USA ... ein Agent der mexikanischen DFS + arbeitete mit CIA-Mann Alberto Sicilia Falcón ,
... Thomas Clines, Theodore Shackley + Richard Secord arbeitete. www.us-politik.ch/teil12.htm
One of Shackley's colleagues was an old contact, Alberto Sicilia-Falcon , a Cuban exile trained by the CIA as part of the Bay of Pigs invasion. www.peacemagazine.org/archive/v04n4p14.htm
00.Jan.200- -Mitte- räumte Halliburton ein, zwei Mitarbeiter der Tochter Kellogg, ... des Meinungsforschungsinstituts Ipsos , das solche Daten seit
00.000.1997 erhebt. www.aktienboard.com/vb/archive/index.php/t-50992-p-7.html
27.Nov.2006 Gesunkene Einkommen: Haushalte können weniger kaufen als 1991
27.Nov.2006 Uno- Dokumentation: Humanität ist harte Arbeit
27.Nov.2006 CDU- Parteitag: Merkel warnt vor sinnlosem Warten auf "politischen Urknall"
Bei einem Flugzeugabsturz im Iran sind 38 Angehörige der Revolutionsgarde ums Leben gekommen. Unter ihnen auch mehrere hohe Offiziere der Elite-Einheit.
Der Flughafendirektor sagte im Fernsehen, es gebe keine Überlebenden.
Auf Donald Rumsfeld haben es viele abgesehen: Rumsfeld, der ?Kriegsverbrecher?, der ?Massenmörder?, der ?Foltertyrann?. Viele schlimme Attribute für einen Kaltschnäuzigen. Ja, sogar: Rumsfeld, das ?kriegslüsterne Monster der USA?. US-Anwälte wollen ihn zur Rechenschaft ziehen und wollten ihn in Deutschland wegen seiner Missetaten als Chef des Pentagons anzeigen. Anderswo existieren...
On Saturday morning, a day after Alexander Litvinienko died of poisoning by a radio-active isotope, Polonium-210, I got a phone call from Mr. Gordon Thomas, a famous British investigative journalist and intelligence...
From a printing press in South Ossetia, a sliver of land with no formally recognized government, more than $20 million in the fake bills has been transported to Israel + the United States, according to investigators.
The counterfeit $100 notes have also surfaced in Georgia and Russia, officials said.
Nabeel Hussain, one of the defendants in the conspiracy trial, was storing a large amount of fertilizer there. https://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/26/world/europe/26crevice.html?hp&ex=1164603600&en=e7e6dc6dc5bdf41b&ei=5094&partner=homepage
Yay! We Won. Now What About That Whole Election Process?
Culture War Crusading Pastor Decries Wal-Mart, Seeks Christian Moratorium On Would-be Shoppers
Justice Department Quashes Wiretapping Inquiries
Signed Memorandum Pins Torture Of Detainees On Rumsfeld
NY Times: Experts Concerned As Ballot Problems Persist
U.S. Finds Iraq Insurgency Has Funds To Sustain Itself
Paper For President: The Time Is Now
Ex-employee Says FAA Warned Before 9/11
The FAA said they had no way of knowing that 9/11 could happen, but they KNEW security was almost worthless, failing 90% of the time.
By Bo Lipari
By Uri Avnery
By Tom Hayden
By Brent Budowsky - Sad Sunday: Iraq War Longer Than World War Two. JFK Was Right, George Bush Is Wrong
"Xerox is reported to be working on some interesting forms of digital paper. The
New York Times reports a 16 hour reusable paper. This system uses a coated paper and special ink to produce a copy that will fade over 16 hours, or sooner if the paper is put back in the copy tray.
It can then be reused for a new copy, up to 10 times. According to the article, the rational for this is that paper is no longer used to store information, but merely to temporarily display it.
The research suggest that in the typical office many copies end up in the recycle bin by the end of the day.
The main obstacle to commercialization seems to be the question of whether people need this product.
Will people have digital displays that will take the place of paper? Will something radically different from plain paper, but with competitive costs and characteristics, become popular?
Xerox itself is working on something called gyricon, a system of tiny bichromal beads encased between sheets of plastics.
Evidently the beads can be set electrically to either reflect of absorb light, thus allowing images to be generated at will. According to the page, the images can be set by a printer or a hand held wand.
The 'paper' could even be combined with electronics to create a flexible display. So,/., where is our display technology headed? Coated conventional paper? Plastic reprintable paper?
Glasses with heads up displays and wireless data feed?"
"In a surprising move (surveys said that the public supports extending copyright), the UK will not extend copyright to 95 years following a recent study.
Back when this was was covered on slashdot last year, I wrote to my MP and thought no more of it, but recently a UK thinktank has called for fair use to be enshrined in UK Law.
Looks like the government is realizing that the public are the ones that vote 'em in or out." From the article:
"Sir Cliff Richard and Jethro Tull had been among artists lobbying for copyright to last 95 years, rather than the present 50.
The decision means that from 2008 Sir Cliff's earliest recordings will start to come out of copyright. "
27.Nov.2006 Larry Beinhart: The Blame Game - A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution from the author of "Wag the Dog"
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Note that he makes no mention of democracy. We know now that the neocons never wanted democracy for Iraq in the first place:
Their plan was to install Ahmed Chalabi as the newer, more American-friendly Saddam. Bush himself, some now say, interfered with that scenario. Permalink
Instead, all blame goes to Iran. Isn't that conveeeeeenient:
Join the fight.
If you do, then when your grandkids ask you "What did you do during the great war for impeachment?" you won't have to tell them: "Well, I was shoveling shit at Nancy Pelosi." Permalink
You should also visit the Democrats.com Impeachment for Change site. There's a petition to sign. A million signatures will do nicely, thank you very much.
Try printing out the Ten Reasons the Impeach George Bush and Dick Cheney , which you can find here.
Consider printing it out on a neon-colored paper.
In short and in sum, these folks have discovered an oddity in the congressional rules:
Before the House Judiciary Committee can put together the Articles of Impeachment, someone must initiate the impeachment procedure.
Most often, this occurs when members of the House pass a resolution.
Another method outlined in the manual, however, is for individual citizens to submit a memorial for impeachment.
00.000.1826 memorial by Luke Edward Lawless which had been successful in initiating the impeachment of Federal Judge James H. Peck.
Impeach for Peace then used this as a template for their "Do-It-Yourself Impeachment."
Now any citizen can download the DIY Impeachment Memorial and submit it, making it possible for Americans to do what our representatives have been unwilling to do.
The idea is for so many people to submit the Memorial that it cannot be ignored.
These folks envision a mass mailing on January 15, when the new Congress convenes.
A million pieces of mail should have a rock-em sock-em effect.
15.Jan.2007 . And even then, we will have just begun to do political battle.
Hamburg - Der Hamburger Aufstand 1923 (von Jürgen Schröder, letzte Änderung: ... Afrika ; Amerika (Mittel- und Südamerika); Amerika (Nordamerika); Asien . userpage.fu-berlin.de/~archapo/Online/MAO/MAO.html
Samuel Zemurray von der Cuyamel Banana Company , die später zur United Fruit gehört, finanziert den in einem Bordell von New Orleans geplanten Coup. www.us-politik.ch/teil1.htm
Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York, Clearing Member ...
Paris Orleans Annual Report
100%ige Tochter der Rothschild Holding AG.
Ihr untersteht ... rothschild.50webs.org/rth.html
... the Rockefellers and Rothschilds , George Bush -- all ... official records and photos detailing government lies ... authenticamigos.planetaclix.pt/220403antiwarblogg.htm
UN PHYSIQUE D'ACTEUR ...
Totalement soutenu par la dynastie des rothschilds , il réussit son pari ... les critiques des sionistes pro-israéliens
(1) LA LIBERTE EN DANGER ( 84 ... villepin.over-blog.com/article-1560624-6.html
LA POLITIQUE : INSTITUTION LA PLUS CORROMPUE AU MONDE - DOMINIQUE DE VILLEPIN POETE MINISTRE ARISTOCRATE
... le Nigeria arrivent en tête de liste .
Selon les ... leurs copains "De rothschilds ou encore Rockfellers".
Ils ... les critiques des sionistes pro-israéliens (1) LA LIBERTE EN DANGER ( 84 ... villepin.over-blog.com/article-1366276-6.html
26.Nov.2006 SPIEGEL- Edition, Band 16: Universum ohne Gott