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03.Dec.2006 ZoomInfo Web Summary: John Deuss

A few years later he formed

Transworld Oil +

Transworld Energy on the island +

later incorporated

Hydrocarbon Industries.

00.000.1976 Deuss hit the big ...
Scoop: Mazur: John Deuss' Editors On Record On The Man

And the magazine's staff shared offices in New York's fashionable Olympic Towers with Deuss ' JOC Oil Company, later called Transworld Oil.
Scoop: Suzan Mazur: John Deuss - The Manhattan projects

AROUND this time, Deuss began pumping money into a magazine he called Chief Executive, which shared offices with his oil company, now renamed Transworld Oil.
Royal Gazette

Mr. Deuss, a keen horseman, used to rent stables in Smith’s but the buildings now appear to be used as workshops + warehouses.

Transworld Oil is listed in ...
A printer friendly article from the Royal Gazette

In Bermuda, tales abound of how Deuss' two Old English sheepdogs – Rufus + Rocco – were allowed to roam the offices of Transworld Oil, where they have ...
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Salem Bin Mohammed Bin Shaaban ...

Deuss, owner of Bermuda - based Transworld Oil ( TWO ), used to be close to Qais Al Zawawi.

Zawawi, deputy prime minister in charge of finance + the ...
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Nasser Bin Khamis Bin Ali Al Jashmi ...

Deuss registered it in Bermuda, where the Dutch trader's company Transworld Oil was based + opened an OOC technical office in Houston.
Postman Patel:

VAT scams used Bermuda based Transworld Payment SA was then under a global oil embargo that Deuss's Transworld Oil cheerfully flouted,

as did US tax exile Marc Rich (Clintonian pardonee - on the request ...
Guardian Unlimited Money | Special_reports | Banker to face court ...

Recently, Mr Deuss told the Guardian that none of his companies, including his well - known Transworld Oil, had been involved in illegal activity.,,1928942,00.html
De vele gezichten van RaRa Deuss, op het tijdstip van de aanslag niet aanwezig, weigert lange tijd aangifte ... tegen Zuid-Afrika - is Deuss, eigenaar van onder meer Transworld Oil, ...

John Deuss -

APS Review Downstream Trends ...

Owner of Bermuda - registered Transworld Oil ( TWO ),

Deuss is a Dutch oil trader who built up his fortune from the 1970s .

He started out by working from ...
Oil company management changes. - Energy Report - HighBeam Research

Since inception, the day - to - day activities of Oman Oil have been managed by Transworld oil Limited + Oman Oil's first President, John Deuss.
Banker to face court over carousel fraud | Special reports ...

Mr Deuss sprang to notoriety more than two decades ago when the Observer reported that Transworld Oil had been running oil to South Africa in violation of ...,,1928940,00.html
Customs cracks £5billion VAT fraud | Special reports | Guardian ...

His sister, Martina Deuss, 60, has been arrested in the Netherlands,

... including Transworld Oil, have always complied with all applicable laws, ...,,1877288,00.html
Cambodia Oil & Gas News - Media Monitoring Service by EIN


York's fashionable Olympic Towers with Deuss ' JOC Oil Company, later called Transworld Oil .

Deuss was ... Cuba and ran the undeclared wars in Cambodia + ...
United Kingdom & Ireland Oil & Gas News - Media Monitoring Service ...

York's fashionable Olympic Towers with Deuss ' JOC Oil Company, later called Transworld Oil .

Deuss was ... reports of investigations into Deuss ' empire by UK ...
Offshore - Banklizenz - Banken, Stiftungen & Trusts - Gomopa ...

Transworld Oil manchmal am rande des erlaubten agiert hat.

mein kenntnisstand ist auch, dass die first curacao bank deuss zuzuordnen ist. stimmt das?
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John Deuss is a maverick businessman with major intrests in oil + gas ( Transworld Oil ) who is now trying to build a global electronic ... :: John Deuss' Bank under Money Laundering ...

John Deuss is a maverick businessman with major intrests in oil and gas ( Transworld Oil ) who is now trying to build a global electronic payments processing ...
... very prominent businessman in Bermuda who heard that I had stopped writing about [Bermuda Commercial Bank + Transworld Oil owner] John Deuss because a ...
top-500-miljonairs 2002

19, E 750.000.000, 0, -, John Deuss, Olie, Transworld Oil .

20, E 750.000.000, 0, -, Teunis van Wettum, Vastgoed, Bank voor de Bouwnijverheid ...
Laos Oil & Gas News - Energy Industry Today

York's fashionable Olympic Towers with Deuss ' JOC Oil Company, later called Transworld Oil . Deuss was ... ran the undeclared wars in Cambodia + Laos. ...
Washington, D.C. Oil & Gas News - Energy Industry Today

York's fashionable Olympic Towers with Deuss ' JOC Oil Company, later called Transworld Oil . Deuss was ... Ritchie was a former CEO of Scallop Petroleum, ...
John Deuss - Wikipedia

00.000.1942 John Christiaan Martinus Augustinus Maria Deuss () is een Nederlands zakenman ...

Transworld Oil gevestigd op Bermuda, actief in de olie industrie onder ...
Exxon Mobil News - Inbox Robot

York's fashionable Olympic Towers with Deuss ' JOC Oil Company, later called Transworld Oil .

Deuss was ... who had worked with Amoco, BP, Mobil, Exxon, ...
Law Publishers News - Inbox Robot

Company, later called Transworld Oil .

Deuss was editor-in-chief/publisher, CEO + chairman of the board.

The ... thought Marc Rich was in flaunting the law ...
Bush Oil & Gas Policy News - U.S. Politics Today

York's fashionable Olympic Towers with Deuss ' JOC Oil Company, later called Transworld Oil .

Deuss was ... Arab African Intrernational Bank and Paris' Hotel ...
Millionaire arrested for money laundering

The police have been hunting for Deuss

02.Oct.---- -since- global payments mechanism that he developed for his own use ( ie, Transworld Oil ).;topicseen

And the magazine's staff shared offices in New York's fashionable Olympic Towers with Deuss's JOC Oil Company, later called Transworld Oil.
The Strange Case of Banker John Deuss - Russia Intelligence

19.Oct.---- -On the evening of- Deuss took off for the Netherlands aboard a ...

the oil embargo on South Africa through his companies Transworld Oil + JOC Oil. | Customs cracks £5billion VAT fraud

A colourful figure who has lived in Bermuda for many years, Mr Deuss, 64, ... including Transworld Oil, have always complied with all applicable laws, ... | Carousel fraud: Follow the money: the ... FCIB was founded by a Dutch businessman, John Deuss, 64,

... including Transworld Oil, "have at all times conducted their business in full compliance ...
First Curacao investigated for money laundering - Talkgold HYIP ...

While Mr Deuss earned millions of dollars in fees from FCIB's customers, ... including Transworld Oil, have always complied with all applicable laws, ...
First Curacao investigated for money laundering - Talkgold HYIP ...

As a result, BCB Chairman + CEO John Deuss,

Chief Operating Officer Timothy ... including Transworld Oil, have always complied with all applicable laws,
Customs cracks £5billion VAT fraud

A colourful figure who has lived in Bermuda for many years, Mr Deuss ... including Transworld Oil, have always complied with all applicable laws ...
Follow the money: the multibillion pound trail that led to ...

The FCIB was founded by a Dutch businessman, John Deuss, 64, who used it ... including Transworld Oil, " have at all times conducted their business in ...
Significant World Business Leaders Using or Based in Bermuda

Johannes Christiaan Martinus Maria (John) Deuss John Deuss, 64 00.000.2006.

Bermuda-based owner of Bermuda-based Transworld Oil, Bermuda Commercial Bank (BCB), ...
Bermuda's International Non-Insurance Businesses

Transworld Oil, P. O. Box HM 1252, Hamilton HM FX. Owned by John Deuss . Tremont (Bermuda), 4 Park Street, Hamilton. (441) 292-3781. Fax (441) 296-7194 ...
20050221 John Deuss, Transworld Oil Limited R . . .
20050325 MAM Deuss, Chairman, Transworld Oil Limited.

Henry O . Dormann, Chairman + Editor - in - Chief, LEADERS Magazine .

Irene Farber, Director, Piaget ...
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John Deuss is a maverick businessman with major intrests in oil + gas ( Transworld Oil ) who is now trying to build a global electronic payments ...
Was NY Met-Italy Deal A Bloomberg-Berlusconi Pact?

Deuss, CEO of TransWorld Oil + chairman of the Bermuda Commerical Bank, once employed CIA spymaster Ted " Blond Ghost " Shackley ( after Shackley left the ...
Reflections on resource expropriation and capital flight in the ...
Kazakhstan + The Tengiz Field:

John Deuss +

Roger Tamraz.

John Deuss, a Dutch citizen, is the owner of Transworld Oil situated in Bermuda ...
Royal Dutch Shell News - EU Politics Today Mazur:

John Deuss ' Editors On Record On The Man

02.Dec.2006 08:11 GMT ... Corrie at one point served as President of Transworld Oil + of Chief Executive.
overseas oil job

Deuss, a controversial Dutch oil trader who founded OOC

00.000.1989. including IPPs, would compare . . . the base of his Transworld Oil.
Chapter 8 - HTML-Version
involvement of the Dutch enterprise Transworld Oil ( Deuss ) in an oil delivery.

The Permanent Representative passed it, as always, to Foreign Affairs. As ...
Index - HTML-Version
Deuss, John • 136, 147, 159-160, 168-169, 171,. 173, 178, 180, 198, 205. DSD • 228-229, 231, 239-240, 245, ...

Transworld Oil • 136, 147, 160, 173, 195, 205 ...
NiZA - Nederlands instituut voor Zuidelijk Afrika : webdossier ... In

00.Jan.1985 werd in Berg en Dal brand gesticht in de gebouwen van de Nederlandse oliehandelaar John Deuss . Deuss ' firma Transworld Oil was in de ...
Kenneth N. Gilpin - The New York Times

Deuss, 42, is the principal owner of Transworld Oil Ltd., an independent Bermuda - based company that is among the world's largest international oil ...

Exel heads novel insurance venture

Deuss' Transworld Oil USA Inc.

Asked about rumours she had been considered for the vacant president + CEO post at the Bank of Butterfield, whose executive ...
Transworld Oil Computer Centrum BV

Transworld Oil Computer Centrum BV.
Australian Worldwide Exploration Limited Results for Announcement ... - HTML-Version
John Deuss is a Dutch citizen, who permanently resides on the Island of Bermuda. .

Tim serves as a Director + Senior Executive of the Transworld Oil ...
Censuur in Nederland, Van kalvergier naar schone energie, Minder ...

Cor de Wit, Tuinartikelen, Markt Group; Gardena (ex), ƒ 100.000.000, 154,

John Deuss, Olie, Transworld Oil, ƒ 100.000.000, 155, Familie Fernhout, Zand, ...
Bermuda, Oil and Gas business directory

Dutch businessman Deuss arrested in Bermuda - Yahoo! News ... for the oil + gas industry ... a subsidiary of the Bermuda-registered Transworld Oil group.

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John Deuss Transworld Oil (50%)

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BREK ENERGY CORP - BREK Annual Report (Small Business Issuers ...

M. Deuss President First Curacao International Bank, N.V. Kaya WFG (Jombi) Mensing Nr. 18, ... Transworld Oil Limited #3 St. James Court Flatts Village ...
SEC Info - Brek Energy Corp - 10KSB - For 12/31/02 - EX-10.4

John Deuss, Olie, Transworld Oil, ƒ 250.000.000. 103,

Bert Verwelius, Vastgoed,

Verwelius Bouwmaatschappij, ƒ 250.000.000 ...
Die Transworld Oil America Inc. kam am

09.Oct.2005 mit der Gulfstream G 550 VP-BJD vom Niederrhein Airport nach Zürich. Der brandneue Bizjet ist normalerweise in New York stationiert.  
Biography for Howard Simons ... risk manager + public policy economist at Amoco;

manager of econometric analysis at Transworld Oil ; and managing consultant at Data Resources.
OEL Website

Transworld Oil Manufacturing Pvt.Ltd. Haytrans. Meridian Shipping Agency Pvt.Ltd. NLS Agency (India) Pvt.Ltd. Orient Express Ship Management Limited ... News Releases

Ms. Palmer-Huggins also previously worked as treasurer for Transworld Oil + participated in its acquisition of Atlantic Refining and Marketing.
About T4 :. T4 Mission T4 Milestones T4 Management USERS ...

Hess Enrgy HETCO, HAA,

Transworld Oil, TFA. HMS, Inc, HMS, TravelCenters Am, TRV.

Holland Terminal, HTM, TRI-GAS&OIL, TGO ...
Bernama PRWire Malaysia*Global Press Releases for PetroWorld Limited;

Transworld Oil U.S.A., Inc. Rabu,


00.Okt.2005 ... aus Paris-Le Bourget nach Zürich, Die Transworld Oil America Inc. kam am

09.Okt.2005 mit der Gulfstream G 550 VP-BJD vom Niederrhein Airport nach Zürich.

And the magazine's staff shared offices in New York's fashionable Olympic Towers with Deuss's JOC Oil Company, later called Transworld Oil.

The DRiP Investing Resource Center

Firms such as Saloman Brothers, Philbro + Transworld Oil bought refineries + hedged their production in the futures market.

Wall Street could speculate ...

ICP - Credit reports for major and emerging world markets


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View credit report on TRANSWORLD PERU SA Peru ...
DailyListDate|Type|NewSymbol|OldSymbol|NewName|OldName|EffDate ...

Ltd. Common Stock|Pacific Coast Apparel Company, Inc. Common Stock|07/29/2005|1-1000 R/S **|||u 07/28/2005 16:28:59|S2|TWOG|AKOL|

Transworld Oil & Gas ...
Daily List Date|Market Category|Issue Symbol|Company Name ...

04/10/2006 12:49:16 PM|NBB|TWOG| Transworld Oil & Gas Ltd. Common Stock||+stk|04/20/2006|04/24/2006|05/01/2006|+One restricted share of International Energy ...
12-15-05 ... Winstead Sechrest; Bank One (now Chase); and Transworld Oil .

It is also home to the famous Coronado Club, one of Houston’s oldest private social clubs.
919 Milam, Houston, TX : Hines Interests

Transworld Oil, Inc.

Johnson, Spalding, Doyle, West & Trent, LLP.

Contact Information Mike Jackson 713-659-1172. Copyright © 2001-2006 Hines Interests ...
Oil Stock Exchange


John Deuss is a maverick businessman with major intrests in oil + gas ( Transworld Oil ) who is now trying to build a global electronic payments processing ...
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John Deuss is a maverick businessman with major intrests in oil and gas ( Transworld Oil ) who is now trying to build a global electronic ...
JSTOR: The Arabs and the Southern African Problem

According to the Bureau's report, the top three oil companies involved were all Dutch or partly Dutch-owned: Transworld Oil, Shell + Vitol.
JSTOR: A Test of the First Difference Transformation in Time ...

The Pennsylvania State University +

Transworld Oil Ltd., respectively.

We would like to thank Jesse Abraham, Dennis Kraft + a patient referee for their ... | Carousel fraud: Follow the money: the ...

He told the Guardian that he was aware of the investigation, but added that FCIB + its affiliated companies, including Transworld Oil, "have at all times ...
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Transworld Oil U.S.A..

We would like to thank 1-877-SPIRITS.COM for their efficient and reliable service. We send gifts to employees to celebrate a job well ...
The Lionstone Group

... where he was one of three original professionals responsible for establishing this real estate investment subsidiary of privately-held Transworld Oil.
John Deuss - Wikipedia

Transworld Oil gevestigd op Bermuda, actief in de olie industrie onder andere in Nigeria, Gabon, Indonesië, Nieuw-Zeeland en de Verenigde Staten; ...
About Vision Robotics Corporation

Preceding his tenure at Intuit + Chipsoft, he was President of Transworld Oil America + a member of the Board of Directors of Moorco International.
Facility Name: Calcasieu Refining Company Lake Charles, LA 70605 ...

Parent Company:

Transworld Oil USA, Inc. RMP Facility ID: 100000071469 Submission Receipt ...
Osler - Business Law in Canada

Transworld Oil & Gas Limited v. The Queen, 98 DTC 6060 (F.C.A.) –

Deduction of certain active business income from foreign accrual property income.
Gerald Grenon - Osler 245;

Transworld Oil & Gas Limited v. The Queen, 98 DTC 6060 (F.C.A.) - Deduction of certain active business income from foreign accrual property income ...
The Law Firm of Carella, Byrne, Bain, Gilfillan, Cecchi, Stewart ... Township of Chatham;

Transworld Oil U.S.A., Inc.; Ultramar Petroleum, Inc.; United Food & Commercial Workers International Union, Local 464A; ...
Refining and Marketing, MG Refining and Marketing, Tristar Energy, Transworld Oil + Exxon Company USA.

He holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from ...

Transworld Oil, a Bermuda-based trading company.

He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate. of the University of Michigan (BA in economics) + holds graduate ...
Management Profiles ... + consulting operations engineer for Cockrell Oil Corporation + Project Manager for Transworld Oil .

Currently, Jay is working with Erskine Energy.
Haynes Boone | Client Services | International | Representative ...

TEMIC Telefunken Microelectronics GmbH

Tractebel Electricity & Gas

International Transportación Marítima Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.

Transworld Oil Limited
Haynes Boone | Client Services | International | Representative ...

Transworld Oil Limited Trinity Industries, Inc. UFJ Bank, Limited Veritas DGC, Inc. © 2002 — 2006 Haynes and Boone, LLP
RichardPlowden With the Atlantic + Transworld Oil Teams we battled with national teams ...

When we were on Atlantic/Transworld Oil, Chuck Merriman had a no bow out/no ...
Wachovia Wealth Management

Transworld Oil & Gas Ltd (TWOG) · Travel Hunt Holdings Inc (TVLH) · Travelers Property Casualty (TPK) · Travelzoo Inc (TZOO) · TRC Cos Inc (TRR) ... - Edible Oils Transworld Oil Pvt Ltd, Koovappady - 544, 525428. Vyttila Metal Industries, Tharayil House Vyttila - 19, 302347. List Your Business in ...


Welcome to Business Insurance

Mary Botkin spent eight years as a risk manager for Transworld Oil USA Inc. + Atlantic Petroleum before entering the health insurance brokerage business. ...
California’s Oldest & Most Respected Executive Search Firm Preceding this, he was president of Transworld Oil America and a member of the board of directors of Moorco International. He holds both a bachelors' and a ...
Weekly Americanbulls List of Stocks TWOG, TRANSWORLD OIL & GAS LTD, 0.0021, 0.0020, 0.0021, 0.0020, 0.0020, -4.76%, 162650, SELL-IF. TWRCP, TOWER AUTOMOTIVE INC PFD, 0.2900, 0.3200, 0.3200 ...
John M. Rochford, Lawyer, 66 - New York Times At his retirement

00.000.1984, he was a consultant to Transworld Oil America Inc. He held degrees from Columbia University Graduate School of Business + ...

... be able to recognize the full benefits available by this system if we as an industry all become involved with it." Juliette Paul TransWorld Oil & Gas ...
Jones Walker | News - Romanov Joins Woodlands Office ... Dynegy Power Corporation, a division of Dynegy Inc.; Coastal Corporation; Amerada Hess Corporation;

Oman Oil Company Ltd.; and Transworld Oil U.S.A., ...
Market Wire - Mergers and Acquisitions > Archive

Acquires Bevcorp International Inc. Plasticon International Inc.: Plasticon Completes Pro Mold, Inc. Acquisition · Transworld Oil and Gas: Transworld Oil ...
Our Team

He previously worked for Bechtel Enterprises, Transworld Oil USA + Texas Commerce Bank. He is a 1988 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, ...

SCRAP TO SURVIVE - CARL RENTZ-PETERSEN 1982-1984 - Intertanko ... of oil companies -

Spanish company CEPSA, Neste of Finland, Petrobras of Brazil, Petroleos de Venezuela, Soponata of Portugal + Transworld Oil

Calcasieu's parent corporation, Transworld Oil USA, Inc. is. located in Houston, Texas. 3. Calcasieu's physical refinery is located in Lake Charles, ...
CFOs on the Move - Previously, Beckelman worked for J.P. Morgan + Bechtel Enterprises Transworld Oil USA. • Stellar Technologies Inc., which provides employee Internet ...
OilOnline - The Original Online Source for the Oil Industry

NZOG is a 20% stakeholder in the permit, operated by the Bermudaregistered Transworld Oil subsidiary New Zealand Overseas Petroleum.
OilOnline - The Original Online Source for the Oil Industry

... North-1 and Tieke-1, in PEP 38460, operated by Houston-based Transworld Oil, have rig options secured with operations pending joint venture
Law Publishers News - Inbox Robot

Company, later called Transworld Oil . Deuss was editor-in-chief/publisher, CEO + chairman of the board.

The ... thought Marc Rich was in flaunting the law ...
JMLC in the Courts

Transworld Oil (USA) Inc. v. Minos Compania Naviera S.A Leni, [1992] 2 Lloyd's Rep. at 53 (The History of COGSA and the Hague Rules, 22 JMLC 1) ...
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AGONER. International Arbitration Chambers. Seattle, Washington, USA. S. TEPHEN. W. ALLACE. Vice President – Legal Affairs. Transworld Oil U.S.A., Inc. ...
Dave Aronson Evidence Based Technical Analysis Trading Stocks ... trading firms including:

Tudor Investment Corporation, Manufacturers Hanover Bank, Transworld Oil, Quantlabs + a number of large individual traders.
Financial Executive - Online Edition

For example, LandBank acquired a portfolio of properties from TransWorld Oil USA, Inc., including former bulk storage terminals for fuel oil, diesel fuel, ...
Tetley citations Transworld Oil (USA) Inc. v. Minos Compania Naviera S.A, (The "Leni") [1992] 2 Lloyd's Rep. 48 QBD (Comm Ct). Kenya Railways v. Antares Co. Pte. ...
LNG: Hardening the Perimeters ... Tractebel LNG North America, Tractebel LNG, Ltd. Trans-Atlantic Consortium, Ltd. TransCanada PipeLines Limited, Transworld Oil USA, Inc. ...

Presumably this reference is to an oil transfer station to be constructed by Transworld Oil Company some 3.25 miles southeast of the Phoenix project + to ...
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OMAN - Profile - Salem Bin Mohammed Bin Shaaban Al Ojaily ...

Deuss, owner of Bermuda-based Transworld Oil (TWO), used to be close to Qais Al Zawawi.

Zawawi, deputy prime minister in charge of finance and the man who ...
Foreign Direct Investment in U.S. Energy - HTML-Version
Transworld Oil USA. 1. 1. 1. 15. 15. 21. 39.9. Total Foreign-Affiliated. 31. 30. 29 4940 4877 4763. -2.3. Total United States ...
Practice area index of Super Lawyers[R].(International-Worker''s ...

Wallace, Stephen, Transworld Oil USA, Houston 713-428-7841 Young, William D., Vinson & Elkins, Dallas 214-220-7994 Labor & Employment ...
Exploration and Production - HTML-Version
with companies such as Shell, Transworld Oil + Amoco-British Petroleum BP.

Among his most recent assignments were President of Amoco Oil de México, ...
Index - HTML-Version
Transworld Oil • 136, 147, 160, 173, 195, 205. U. UN Intergovernmental Group to Monitor the.Supply + Shipping of Oil + Petroleum ...
7 SRB-reports and criteria - HTML-Version
chartered by Transworld Oil .

In this report, the SRB wrote that this oil trading ...

Contrary to Transworld Oil, Rich was not mentioned in Table B (on oil ...
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Transworld Oil .-. ?.

1998. Taylor Energy. (Miss Can 20) ...

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BDW HOLDINGS LTD has identified several opportunities - (BDWH.PK)

BDW Holdings, Ltd. Reaches Agreement to Purchase All Outstanding Shares of Transworld Oil & Gas (BDWH.PK) ·

BDW Holdings Announces Anticipated Purchase ...

Downtown building sold - Houston Business Journal:

The building is currently 91 % leased to tenants including the U.S. District Attorney's Office, Winstead Sechrest & Minick law firm + Transworld Oil ...

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BII, TRANSWORLD BENEFITS, Pink Sheets, More Info, N/A. TWOG, TRANSWORLD OIL & GAS, Pink Sheets, More Info, N/A. TSNKF, TRANZCOM CHINA SEC N, Pink Sheets ...

Bernama PRWire Malaysia*Global Petronas Motorsports, 285. PETRONAS Racing, 0. PETRONAS Sprinta Team TVK, 3. Petrosains Sdn Bhd, 5. PetroWorld Limited; Transworld Oil U.S.A., Inc. 1 ...
Peenie Wallie: August 2005 Archives

A Transworld oil rig platform tower that was abandoned as the hurricane approached, recorded gusts to 172 mph until failure. It has been estimated that from ...

top-500-miljonairs 2002 19, E 750.000.000, 0, -,

John Deuss, Olie, Transworld Oil . 20, E 750.000.000, 0, -, Teunis van Wettum, Vastgoed, Bank voor de Bouwnijverheid ...

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Levin, Fred, Transworld Oil, Fred Levin & Melanie Hardy ... Graham's Fed Policy Program is centered on a discretionary assessment of the outlook for Federal ...

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P0404, VP-BJD, Gulfstream IV, Transworld Oil America, ramp, tele, AMS, 06/1994, S, 0,50. P1240, VP-BZE, Falcon 50, private/corporate, [door open], ramp, ...

03.Dec.2006 The Role and Behaviour of Oil Inventories - HTML-Version
Transworld Oil . Shell (received 95000). Unsuccessful Bids. Shell. CoastaI. States Trading. Coastal States. Trading. Transworld Oil ...

03.Dec.2006 Earnings at Risk.indd - HTML-Version
she joined the Finance department of Transworld Oil, a large international. energy trading and marketing firm.

00.000.1985, she participated in ...
The Strange Case of Banker John Deuss - Russia Intelligence ... British intelligence services, he won renown

in the 1980s forflouting the oil embargo on South Africa through his companies Transworld Oil + JOC Oil.

World BlackBelt Online (later to become the Transworld Oil Karate Team). The team was undefeated in five years of national and international competition. ...

About Pardo Capital Limited - Robert Pardo - Affiliations - Alliances ... led to a number of varied consulting projects to various

Worst. President. Ever  Sure, I knew that + you knew that, but the Washington Post has finally figured it out. posted by Prof. Hex

Conspiracy theories for fun + entertainment  Opinion. posted by Prof. Hex
03.Dec.2006 Egypt to dig up pharaonic tombs  Bulldozers have moved in to demolish houses in the Egyptian village of Qurna which sits on top of dozens of pharaonic tombs in Luxor.
03.Dec.2006 "Rogue Elements"  New Rigorous Intuition. posted by Prof. Hex
03.Dec.2006 TIME/Newsweek: The president who wouldn't listen might be forced to actually pick an option other than "staying the course." But it will be the worst possible option if his history of failure is any guide.
What a Crock of B.S.! Rumsfeld Suddenly "Resigns" After the Election. Now, a "Memo" Suddenly Appears in Which Rumsfeld Allegedly Finally Admits Iraq War May Not be Going So Well After All.

And WH Says Bush is Open to Rummy's New Ideas. Insanity!
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U.S. intelligence chief admits insurgency "self-sustaining"

03.Dec.2006 "It is impossible to say with certainty how Bush will be ranked in, say,


But somehow, in his first six years in office he has managed to combine the lapses of leadership, misguided policies and abuse of power of his failed predecessors.

I think there is no alternative but to rank him as the worst president in U.S. history."
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03.Dec.2006 Justice Breyer: Court should protect minority rights and prevent anyone from growing too powerful 12/4
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03.Dec.2006 Words of wisdom from a D.U. contributor named cali: Impeachment Is Like The Final Stages Of A Serious Chess Game
You have to be able to see the whole board and figure out how to win. That means you don't rush it.
To succeed means to convict in the Senate. That means you need to do two very important things: You have to persuade the American people to support and understand why it must be done + you have to make a case so compelling that foot dragging red state dems and the majority of the repubs must vote for conviction or suffer the political consequences.
Howls for the virtual heads of bush/cheney on pikes, aren't gonna cut it. We need investigations before impeachment articles are introduced, not so much to make the case to the Senate, but to make the case to the American people.

03.Dec.2006 Getötete Zivilisten: Schwere Vorwürfe gegen Nato- Soldaten in Afghanistan
03.Dec.2006 Schmiergeldprozesse: Schweiz stoppt deutsche Justiz in der Schreiber- Affäre
Fall Litwinenko: Britische Regierung drückt sich um Aufklärung

03.Dec.2006 Politik ohne Underdogs: Triumph der Topdogs
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Bank ( Rockefeller ) of New York Alan Greenspan, Präsident der FED Die Macht ...
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Like Hitler and Brezhnev, Bush is in denial -By Robert Fisk
More than half a million deaths, an army trapped in the largest military debacle since Vietnam, a Middle East policy already buried in the sands of Mesopotamia - + still George W Bush is in denial.

How does he do it?

How does he persuade himself - as he apparently did in Amman yesterday - that the United States will stay in Iraq "until the job is complete"? Continue

01.Dec.2006 Powderkeg -By Mike Whitney
NATO has been a useful tool for the United States. It’s helped to conceal America’s imperial ambitions behind the mask of US-European solidarity. Now Bush is putting the alliance at risk by using it to enlist European support for a global resource war.

01.Dec.2006 Bob Gates & Locking You Up Forever-By Robert Parry
As the next Defense Secretary, Robert M. Gates will be in charge of a new star-chamber legal system that can lock up indefinitely “unlawful enemy combatants” and “any person” accused of aiding them. Yet, despite these extraordinary new powers, his confirmation is being treated more like a coronation than a time for tough questions.

01.Dec.2006 Terrorist case against Denver family ended -By Bruce Finley
A federal judge on Wednesday declared the end of the government's four-year case against a Denver Pakistani-American family once targeted by the FBI as terrorists. Family members whose lives were turned upside down simply wept. "We've lost everything," longtime Colorado restaurateur Abdul Qayyum said.

01.Dec.2006 Ghosts in the Machine -Encounters With The NSA -By Charles Sullivan
Quite some time ago, I am not sure exactly when, the thought police (National Security Agency) clandestinely moved into my computer. It did so without my permission and in violation of the law, not to mention the Constitution. The prying eyes of government are watching my every move, noting my every keystroke and monitoring my every electronic transmission and telephone conversation.

03.Dec.2006 US pressured Blair into arms bribery inquiry: A bribery investigation threatening the future of 50,000 British jobs followed heavy pressure on Tony Blair from George Bush's administration

01.Dec.2006 Viva Chavez!: A third term as President of Venezuela beckons for man who looks after the poor

01.Dec.2006 Mexico's Calderon pledges more money to military: Calderon on Saturday praised the army for defending the nation and battling organized crime, a day after an inauguration marred by brawls in Congress + street protests.

01.Dec.2006 Spy poison drama: Litvinenko now cast in role of blackmailer

01.Dec.2006 Polonium tightly controlled in Russia -atomic chief: Polonium 210, a highly toxic radioactive substance found in the body of an ex-KGB spy who died in London last week, cannot be obtained illegally in Russia, its nuclear energy chief was quoted as saying on Friday.

01.Dec.2006 No 'Dirty Bomb' Questions During Padilla Interrogation?: An official record of the first FBI interrogation of Jose Padilla following his 2002 arrest contains no reference to al Qaeda or a "dirty bomb" plot Padilla was allegedly spearheading.

01.Dec.2006 Boeing is alleged to be a travel agent for torture.: The cargo of prisoners includes many who say they were tortured and others who claim to have been mistakenly abducted and abused

01.Dec.2006 So the dollar's worth 50p. Stay cool: Just when you think War, Death and Pestilence have the field all to themselves, along on the rails comes the fourth horseman — the nightmare of every beleaguered US president — a collapsing dollar.

01.Dec.2006 The long, unwinding road to a dollar adjustment: Here are the facts: the US, the richest country in the world, consumes more each year than it produces. Its already high standard of living is being increased by net imports from abroad worth some 6.5 per cent of GDP. These imports (eg from China) are paid for in dollars, with which the Chinese monetary authorities obligingly buy US securities

01.Dec.2006 Europe awaits impact of plummeting dollar: The latest slide was triggered by a sharper than expected 1% fall in construction spending, with house building recording the seventh monthly drop in succession.
03.Dec.2006 New UN resolutions back Palestinian right to a state: The General Assembly approved Friday night six pro-Palestinian resolutions over U.S. and Israeli objections, culminating in the world body's declaration of backing the Palestinians' right to an independent state.

01.Dec.2006 UN human rights inquiry: Israel should compensate Lebanon: A United Nations human rights inquiry said on Friday that Israel should be made to pay compensation for damage caused by the month-long Lebanon, especially losses incurred by civilians.

03.Dec.2006 Hizbollah supporters tell PM to quit in huge Beirut protest: "We are here because we want a share in ruling this country," said 23-year old Rima.

"It can't just be one sect. The Sunnis are trying to rule this country alone."

03.Dec.2006 Iraq government to police press: The Ministry further threatened to sue journalists who do not modify stories that the ministry deems inaccurate upon receiving a demand to do so.

03.Dec.2006 Rumsfeld pre-resignation memo urged Iraq shift: Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told the White House before he resigned last month the Bush administration's strategy in Iraq was not working + he proposed changes, including possible troop reductions, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

03.Dec.2006 Rumsfeld’s Memo of Options for Iraq War : Following is the text of a classified Nov. 6 memorandum that Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld sent to the White House suggesting new options in Iraq. The memorandum was sent one day before the midterm Congressional elections and two days before Mr. Rumsfeld resigned.

03.Dec.2006 Ahmadinejad wants US out of Iraq : Ahmadinejad said that Iraqis should govern themselves without any interference and blamed the US for stirring up divisions between Iraq's Shia, Sunnis and Kurds.

03.Dec.2006 US tells banks to shut down Iran operations: Several of the UK's largest banks fear they could face the full legislative wrath of the US government

unless they bow to Washington's pressure to shut their operations in Iran.

03.Dec.2006 Poll: Majority of Israeli's Favor Attack on Iran: 49 per cent of respondents would support an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear facilities if all international diplomatic efforts fail, while 46 per cent disagree.
03.Dec.2006 French jets pound the Central African Republic: Civilians are fleeing to Sudan following French airstrikes on rebel positions in CAR; France refuses comment on collateral damage.
03.Dec.2006 Is President Bush Sane? -Paul Craig Roberts -The president of the United States is so deep into denial that he is no longer among the sane. Continue

03.Dec.2006 Saudis and Iran prepare to do battle over corpse of Iraq-By Philip Sherwell
The gulf's two military powers, Sunni-Muslim Saudi Arabia + Shia Iran, are lining up behind their warring religious brethren in Iraq in a potentially explosive showdown,

as expectations grow in both countries that America is preparing a pull-out of its troops. Continue

03.Dec.2006 The US and the Middle East : A “Grand Settlement” Versus the Jewish Lobby  -By James Petras
Because of the refusal of the peace movement to take a stand + confront the Zionist Lobby,

it is condemned to playing a passive ‘spectator role’ in the ‘Baker versus-Lobby’ battle for control over US Middle East policy. Continue

03.Dec.2006 Exposed: The House of Death -By David Rose
When 12 bodies were found buried in the garden of a Mexican house, it seemed like a case of drug-linked killings. But the trail led to Washington and a cover-up that went right to the top.
Continue .

03.Dec.2006 Plunging dollar will set world markets reeling -By Heather Stewart, economics correspondent
Wall Street is now betting that Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke will slash interest rates to stave off a recession. The dollar ended the week at $1.98 against the pound + $1.32 to the euro, but analysts say there is further weakness to come. 'I think the dollar's going to hell in a handbag,' said David Bloom, currency strategist at HSBC. '

03.Dec.2006 An Inconvenient Truth Video- Al Gore's Documentary on the dangers of climate change and global warming. Continue
03.Dec.2006 Herzinfarkt: Letzte Ölung für Ex- Diktator Pinochet

03.Dec.2006 USA: Junge bewirft Auto mit Eiern - erschossen
03.Dec.2006 Grünen- Chefin Roth: "Wir sind das Original + wir haben die Konzepte"

03.Dec.2006 Rückschlag: Pfizer stoppt Cholesterin- Medikament
03.Dec.2006 Litwinenko und Scaramella: Geheimdienst- Experten im Zwielicht
Internationale Abstimmung: Sieben neue Weltwunder gesucht

03.Dec.2006 Mensch gegen Maschine: Kramniks letzte Chance
03.Dec.2006 Bundeswehr in Afrika: Jung verteidigt Einsatz im Sudan

03.Dec.2006 Weiße Qaida in Bosnien: "Mit Motorsägen zerstückeln"
03.Dec.2006 Erschossener Schwarzer: Begräbnis wird zu Kundgebung gegen New Yorker Polizei

03.Dec.2006 Kritische Russen: Wie gefährlich ist Moskau?

03.Dec.2006 Internet- Auktion: Rekordpreise für Litwinenko- Buch
03.Dec.2006 Philippinen: Über 1000 Tote nach Erdrutsch

03.Dec.2006 Umgang mit rechtslastigem Abgeordneten: Zentralrat der Juden kritisiert CDU
03.Dec.2006 The Myth of the Iraqi Army "Taking Over": A Case Study

03.Dec.2006 "Congress will convene on Tuesday for what some fear will be the lamest of lame-duck sessions + GOP leaders have decided to take a minimalist approach before turning over the reins of power to the Democrats." Now Republicans go "Minimalist" After Years of "Maximum" Destruction to America!

03.Dec.2006 Get Your "Worst President Ever" Refrigerator Magnet. A Perfect Holiday Stocking Stuffer.
Oh, don't worry, says Homeland Security, we will only keep data on how dangerous you are for the next 40 years. And unlike a credit rating, you can't check it. 12/3
Eleanor Clift: Webb showed restraint, considering his son was nearly killed this week when the Bush twins were reveling in Argentina 12/3

03.Dec.2006 "It is impossible to say with certainty how Bush will be ranked in, say, 2050. But somehow, in his first six years in office he has managed to combine the lapses of leadership, misguided policies and abuse of power of his failed predecessors. I think there is no alternative but to rank him as the worst president in U.S. history."

03.Dec.2006 "Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney." Read It. Available at
"Second insurgency" is wholesale theft and corruption costing $4 billion a year 12/3
Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby says that during the investigation into the leak of a CIA agent's identity he was preoccupied with terrorist threats, Iraq's new government and emerging nuclear programs in Iran, Pakistan and North Korea 12/3

03.Dec.2006 Judge says Clinton law limiting forest roads applies to oil and gas sites, too 12/3

We now learn that Alexander Litvinenko was blackmailing Russian oligarchs. See the Guardian story here and the Times here.

A few excerpts: Litvinenko claimed to have made contact with senior sources in the heart of the FSB, the successor to the KGB,

who would supply him with a stream of confidential dossiers on any target that the 43-year-old exile requested.
These documents would, according to Litvinenko, be used to 'blackmail' some of Russia's most shadowy and formidable figures.

It was simple: either they would pay or the world would learn their blackest secrets.

And... Although he described himself as a journalist, Litvinenko tried unsuccessfully to muscle in on several lucrative business deals with Russians.
On the day that he fell ill he was attempting to broker a gas and oil exploration deal involving a British conglomerate that he claimed to represent.

He was envious of the money that many of his former colleagues were making.
03.Dec.2006 far we have no proof that Alex hit Berezovsky up for blackmail cash. So far. Permalink
03.Dec.2006's crankish anti-Putin writings are now sought-after collectables.
03.Dec.2006 :: an eye on the jehovah's witnesses

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Watchtower Observer, there is no evidence what so ever Charles Taze Russell was a Freemason
CO2- Speicher im Meer: Teures Seegrab für den Klimakiller
03.Dec.2006 Irak- Politik: Rumsfeld schlug radikalen Kurswechsel vor

03.Dec.2006 Zeitungssterben: Das letzte Gefecht der "Libération"
03.Dec.2006 Fall Litwinenko: FBI nimmt Ermittlungen auf
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03.Dec.2006 02. DEZEMBER 2006
Nahost- Reise: Steinmeier stellt sich hinter Libanons attackierte Regierung
03.Dec.2006 Afghanistan: Opiumanbau auf Rekordstand
03.Dec.2006 Rückkehr nach Ohnmacht: Berlusconi führt Protestzug gegen Prodi- Regierung an

03.Dec.2006 Heimatschelte: Gwyneth lästert über Amerikaner

02.Dec.2006 Vergifteter Ex- Spion: Litwinenko lachte über Warnungen vor russischem Killer- Kommando
03.Dec.2006 Grüner Parteitag: Klima- Realos siegen über Emissions- Fundis

The idea that Leonardo's mother could have been a slave who came to Tuscany from Constantinople — now Istanbul — is not new and has been the object of other research.

"The one we found in this finger tip applies to 60 % of the Arabic population, which suggests the possibility that his mother was of Middle Eastern origin," Capasso said.

Other experts, however, say that determining ethnicity based on fingerprints is vague.

The artist often ate while working + Capasso and other experts said his fingerprints could include traces of saliva, blood or the food he ate the night before. It is information that could help clear up questions about his origins.

Certain distinctive features are more common in the fingerprints of some ethnic populations, experts say.

"It adds the first touch of humanity. We knew how Leonardo saw the world and the future ... but who was he? This biological information is about his being human, not being a genius," Capasso said in a recent telephone interview.
Experts reconstruct Leonardo fingerprint AP

Isotope linked to death available online AP

Researchers unveil Nev. dinosaur fossils AP

Humans said have huge impact on erosion AP

Ancient skull found on N.02.Dec.2006. property AP
02.Dec.2006 Pyramids were built with concrete: Study 

The ancient Egyptians built their great Pyramids by pouring concrete into blocks high on the site rather than hauling up giant stones, according to a new Franco-American study, The Times, London reported.
posted by Prof. Hex New 2006 Yowie Sighting 
Cryptomundo's got it.
posted by Prof. Hex Well-known GOP activist held in sex-predator sting 

Larry Corrigan, a well-known activist in local Republican politics as a backer of U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert and King County Prosecuting Attorney Norm Maleng, was arrested Wednesday in an Internet sting for allegedly trying to arrange sex with a 13-year-old girl.
posted by Prof. Hex Ancient tsunami devastated Mediterranean 
A volcano avalanche in Sicily 8,000 years ago triggered a devastating tsunami taller than a 10-story building that spread across the entire Mediterranean Sea, slamming into the shores of three continents in only a few hours.
posted by Prof. Hex

02.Dec.2006 Ancient body prompts new theories  A Roman sarcophagus discovered near Trafalgar Square could lead to the map of Roman London being redrawn.posted by Prof. Hex
02.Dec.2006 Robotic Indiana Jones set to explore Pyramid of Cheops  With pic. posted by Prof. Hex
02.Dec.2006 Indian bid to solve seahorse aphrodisiac riddle 

Indian scientists are hoping to discover once and for all if seahorses are an aphrodisiac, a myth that has made the creatures a major hunting target for centuries and an endangered species. posted by Prof. Hex
02.Dec.2006 Mysterious flying object falls in Siberia  Local sources report this morning a not identified object fell in the Siberia region of Krasnojarsk. Still it is no possible to understand what is.
See also:
To Divert Attention From Polonium UFO Reportedly Crashed in Russia
posted by Prof. Hex
02.Dec.2006 Onions, garlic linked to lower cancer risks  People who flavor their diets with plenty of onions and garlic might have lower odds of several types of cancer, a new study suggests. Via Fark. posted by Prof. Hex
02.Dec.2006 Experts reconstruct Leonardo fingerprint 

Anthropologists said they have pieced together Leonardo da Vinci's left index fingerprint -

a discovery that could help provide information on such matters as the food the artist ate and whether his mother was of Arabic origin. posted by Prof. Hex
02.Dec.2006 Kagame blames France for genocide : Senior Hutu commanders backed by France shot down the plane carrying Rwanda's president

00.000.1994, killing him and touching off a genocide, Paul Kagame, the Rwandan president, has said.

02.Dec.2006 Midnight in Mexico: Calderón's Inauguration Behind Closed Doors: This is how the Washington Consensus ends: With the president-elect of Mexico Felipe Calderón sneaking off with outgoing Vicente Fox Thursday night to hold a midnight, locked-door inauguration. Fait accompli, the next day the videotaped ceremony was broadcast to the nation.

02.Dec.2006 Rivals scuffle in Mexican congress : Mexican politicians threw punches and chairs and fought for control of the congressional chambers before Felipe Calderon was to take the country’s presidential oath of office.

02.Dec.2006 Chavez vows to thwart vote coup plot: President Hugo Chavez vowed to thwart what he says is an opposition plot to stage a coup and "ruin Venezuelans' Christmas" after an election on Sunday that he expects to win easily.

02.Dec.2006 Doctors suspect ex-PM was poisoned: Doctors treating former Russian Prime Minister Yegor Gaidar, who is gravely ill, believe he was poisoned, an aide said today.

02.Dec.2006 Spy's friend tests positive for polonium 210 : The Italian academic who met former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko on the day he was allegedly poisoned has tested positive for radiation, it was disclosed today.

02.Dec.2006 Polonium-210? it's yours for $69, no questions asked : A company in the US claims to supply polonium-210 to anyone for just $69 plus postage and packing. A three-pack set of “alpha, beta, gamma” radioactive isotopes also includes polonium-210.

02.Dec.2006 U.S. warns of possible Qaeda financial cyber attack: Brian Jenkins, a terrorism expert with the RAND Corp., said that such threats were not unusual.

02.Dec.2006 Never Heard of al-CIA-duh Group Threatens Banksters : Tthis is simply more propaganda designed to convince the bovine masses that the internet poses a threat, as the neocon Newt Gingrich declared the other day + serious measures will need be taken, that is if we value our safety over our liberty.

02.Dec.2006 Ban on CIA’s ‘Guantanamo Express’ from Irish airports: THE plane sometimes referred to as the ‘Guantanamo Express’, used by the CIA to transport kidnapped suspects to secret jails, has been banned from landing at Irish airports in future, Foreign Minister Dermot Ahern told a European Parliament committee.

02.Dec.2006 White House Fears ACLU Campaign: Khaled el-Masri, formerly the victim of a CIA kidnapping operation in Macedonia and now the claimant in an international trial against US President George W. Bush's anti-terrorism policies, has finally made it to the USA. He was supposed to visit the country last year, but US authorities turned him back at the airport without further explanation. This time the ACLU took the precaution of applying for Masri's visa.

02.Dec.2006 TSA's revealing X-ray screening raises privacy concerns : The federal government plans this month to launch the nation's first airport screening system that takes potentially revealing X-ray photos of travelers in an effort to find bombs and other weapons.

02.Dec.2006 Border security system posts just 1 terror case: A U.S. border security program that photographs and fingerprints visitors from most foreign countries has apprehended just one terrorism-related suspect since its 2004 inception, officials said on Wednesday.

02.Dec.2006 U.S. legislator warns of Bush plot to merge Canada, the U.S. and Mexico : A U.S. legislator who backs tough anti-immigrant measures and more security at the Canada-U.S. border is warning Americans that President George W. Bush is plotting to integrate the continent.

02.Dec.2006 Troopers would arrest immigrants: Governor Mitt Romney is seeking an agreement with federal authorities that would allow Massachusetts state troopers to arrest undocumented immigrants for being in the country illegally.

02.Dec.2006 Lawmaker intends to take oath of office on Quran: As he prepares to become the first Muslim in Congress, Rep.-elect Keith Ellison says the Constitution gives him the right to take the oath of office on the Quran + that's what he intends to do Jan. 4.

02.Dec.2006 US manufacturing activity weakens : US manufacturing has weakened sharply in a fresh sign that the world's largest economy is slowing down, according to a key survey.
02.Dec.2006 Fall in love only with Jews : In recent years the state has been trying to make the entry into Israel and naturalization of non-Jews more difficult. Six months ago, the justices of the Supreme Court criticized the amendment to the citizenship law barring any family unification involving Arab Israelis and Palestinians.

02.Dec.2006 Israeli Spy Affair: Analysis: High bar set in AIPAC case : The government has been set a high bar for conviction in the AIPAC secrets case -- prosecutors must show the two lobbyists charged under espionage laws knew that the disclosure of the material they allegedly passed to reporters and Israeli officials would hurt the United States.

02.Dec.2006 US pushes for UN vote on Iran sanctions: The United States said Thursday that it might try to force through a United Nations resolution imposing sanctions on Iran over its suspect nuclear programme despite objections from Russia and China.

02.Dec.2006 Reports: Russian official says six-nation talks on Iran could take place next week: According to one report, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, along with her British and German counterparts, have all agreed to the meeting. China is also expected to take part.

02.Dec.2006 Iran accuses Canadian embassy of spy activity: Canada has taken steps to ensure the safety of the Canadian embassy in Teheran after Iranian legislators called it a den of spies and demanded it be shut down.

02.Dec.2006 Beirut protestors call on PM to resign : Hundreds of thousands of opponents of Lebanon’s western-backed government took over the centre of the capital on Friday, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Fouad Siniora and the formation of a government of national unity.
02.Dec.2006 Oceans apart: Tony Blair has been mocked for his belief in the 'special relationship' - and now a US State Department official has come out and dismissed it as a myth. So what future is there for the transatlantic friendship?

02.Dec.2006 U.S. gives strong backing to Abbas : President George W. Bush and his Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice expressed full support to Abbas Thursday, reaffirming Washington's commitment to the two states solution, Israel and Palestine, as a way for settling the Middle East conflict.
02.Dec.2006 Like Hitler and Brezhnev, Bush is in denial -By Robert Fisk
More than half a million deaths, an army trapped in the largest military debacle since Vietnam, a Middle East policy already buried in the sands of Mesopotamia - and still George W Bush is in denial. How does he do it? How does he persuade himself - as he apparently did in Amman yesterday - that the United States will stay in Iraq "until the job is complete"?

02.Dec.2006 Powderkeg -By Mike Whitney
NATO has been a useful tool for the United States. It’s helped to conceal America’s imperial ambitions behind the mask of US-European solidarity. Now Bush is putting the alliance at risk by using it to enlist European support for a global resource war.

02.Dec.2006 Bob Gates & Locking You Up Forever-By Robert Parry
As the next Defense Secretary, Robert M. Gates will be in charge of a new star-chamber legal system that can lock up indefinitely “unlawful enemy combatants” and “any person” accused of aiding them. Yet, despite these extraordinary new powers, his confirmation is being treated more like a coronation than a time for tough questions.

02.Dec.2006 Terrorist case against Denver family ended -By Bruce Finley
A federal judge on Wednesday declared the end of the government's four-year case against a Denver Pakistani-American family once targeted by the FBI as terrorists. Family members whose lives were turned upside down simply wept. "We've lost everything," longtime Colorado restaurateur Abdul Qayyum said.

02.Dec.2006 Ghosts in the Machine - Encounters With The NSA - By Charles Sullivan
Quite some time ago, I am not sure exactly when, the thought police (National Security Agency) clandestinely moved into my computer. It did so without my permission and in violation of the law, not to mention the Constitution. The prying eyes of government are watching my every move, noting my every keystroke and monitoring my every electronic transmission and telephone conversation.

02.Dec.2006 U.S. Rates Travelers for Terror Risk -By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN
Without their knowledge, millions of Americans and foreigners crossing U.S. borders in the past four years have been assigned scores generated by U.S. government computers rating the risk that the travelers are terrorists or criminals. The travelers are not allowed to see or directly challenge these risk assessments, which the government intends to keep on file for 40 years.

02.Dec.2006 New Rules Make Firms Track E-Mails, IMs -By Associated Press
U.S. companies will need to keep track of all the e-mails, instant messages and other electronic documents generated by their employees thanks to new federal rules that go into effect Friday, legal experts say.

02.Dec.2006 1 in every 32 U.S. adults behind bars, on probation or on parole 00.000.2005 - The Associated Press
Racial disparities among prisoners persist. In the 25-29 age group, 8.1 % of black men — about one in 13 — are incarcerated, compared with 2.6 % of Hispanic men and 1.1 % of white men. And it's not much different among women. By the end of 2005, black women were more than twice as likely as Hispanics and over three times as likely as white women to be in prison.

02.Dec.2006 In case you missed it Torture Inc. Americas Brutal Prisons -Video-
It’s terrible to watch some of the videos and realise that you’re not only seeing torture in action but, in the most extreme cases, you are witnessing young men dying.
Click to view

02.Dec.2006 Bush?s Manifest Destiny: A White Man?s Burden -- A BuzzFlash Editorial
"Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney." Read It. Available at
Keith Olbermann responds to Newt Gingrich?s comments about free speech 12/2

02.Dec.2006 New Bushevik GSA Chief Wants to Limit Ability to Expose Fraud and Waste in Government Contracts! That's Our Money She's Going to Let Go Unmonitored to Bushevik Profiteers! 12/2
Why Spend Your Money at Big Corporate Chains for the Holidays? Try This Holiday Gift Auction for a Good Cause. Bid to Battle the NRA. They are So Nutty, They Want Handguns in National Parks! Send Them Packing, Support Gun Control Now.

02.Dec.2006 "Never before in American history has our government gotten into the business of creating mass `risk assessment' ratings of its own citizens," Barry Steinhardt of the American Civil Liberties Union said in a statement. 12/2
Bushevik terror ratings draw outrage 12/2
Can't Lose: Support Democracy AND Enjoy Fine Music 12/2
Vote the News Up or Down at!

02.Dec.2006 What would the Grand Jury testimony in United States v. George Bush look like? Elizabeth de la Vega lays out the case. 12/2
02.Dec.2006 Here's how to remove Bush and Cheney
02.Dec.2006 That's the stragety.
It can work. The Republicans know it. That's why they are paying stooges to fill blogs with comments saying "Nancy said off the table! Bad Nancy! Both parties are the same! It's more important for her to say the right words than to kick Bush out of office! Purity! Purity! If you don't follow the path of purity, you're just like Rove!"
Don't listen. Those people are tools of the Devil. The Evil One often disguises himself as an angel of light.
Stick with the plan and stick it to the man.

02.Dec.2006 And so we must exercise what Bugs used to call stragety .
02.Dec.2006 Get it? "He'd kill us if he had the chance..." Permalink
02.Dec.2006 At the White House ceremony, Webb (like many Republicans) did not want to be photographed with the president and thus took pains to avoid him. Miffed, Dubya came up to the new senator-elect and asked:
"How's your boy?"
Let's take this story out of a political context.
Let's say you're watching a film about a crusading D.A. who has targeted a seemingly untouchable crime kingpin. The D.A. has a son who works in a garage. One night, a mysterious explosion destroys this garage. Although no-one is harmed, nerves are frazzled.
Soon after, the D.A. and the kingpin meet at a fancy social function. The fat crime boss, dressed in a resplendent three-piece suit, approaches the crusading prosecutor. The crime lord takes a puff on his cigar, flashes a dazzling grin + asks:
"How's your boy?"
Everyone in the audience would understand the subtext.

02.Dec.2006 The first thing you have to understand is that Litvinenko was a liar . Like Anatoli Golitsyn, he was in the business of selling hallucinations. In the 1960s, we had "The Sino-Soviet split is a fraud!"

In the 1970 s, we had "The Russian military could overwhelm ours!" In the 1980s, we had "The KGB shot the Pope!" Today, we have "Putin controls Osama!" In each case, the faux-hip bought into the lie in order to prove that they knew more than the average bear. In the end, they proved only their own gullibility.
Litvinenko may have started to balk at his assigned function, at which point his masters decided that he was more useful as a martyr. The current "Igor" nonsense is further evidence that we are witnessing a movie . Pass the popcorn.

02.Dec.2006 Note too that Litvinenko spread crap about Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi -- a disinformation barrage desgined to keep Berlusconi in office. And the Russian tried to claim that the Red Brigades acted on Moscow's order, when we know that the "left-wing" Italian violence of the

1970 s was actually stage-managed by SISMI -- or rather "Super-SISMI," the P2 faction within Italian intelligence. A classic "false flag" operation.
The accusations against Prodi and Putin metastisized over time, as Litvinenko kept "remembering" things that far outdistanced previous statements. If you recall the Judith Campbell Exner disinfo, you know the drill.

02.Dec.2006 Litvinenko: Not EEEgore. EYEgor! Rupert Murdoch's News of the World is reporting that they know the name of Alexander Litivenko's killer: UK's News of the World newspaper claims that they know who poisoned former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, but only print his middle name - Igor "for legal reasons."
The 46-year-old expert in covert operations belonged to Russia's Spetsnaz special forces, the paper states and was fingered in a document Litvinenko received right before he was poisoned with radioactive polonium-210.
Litvinenko handed Scotland Yard the dossier he received at London's Itsu sushi bar + it contains a long hit-list with his name on top, News of the World claims. This is getting silly. In Russia, the middle name is the patronymic. "Igor" is impossible, although "Igorovich" is possible. How likely is it that this newspaper (a Murdoch rag, naturally!) would have truncated the patronymic? Not very.
I've come to suspect that the entire death of Litvinenko has been a stage-managed spectacle from the start. The death itself is quite real, but much of the surrounding storyline has been concocted. See
here: Of course, one of the chief obstacles in assessing the situation is the fact that almost everything we knew about the case for weeks was spoon-fed to the media by the most elite PR operation in Britain. Almost from the moment that Litvinenko fell ill, he disappeared behind a phalanx of handlers paid for by his patron, Boris Berezovsky, the fugitive Russian billionaire and shadowlands operator par excellence. To handle - and generate - the publicity surrounding the incident, Berezovsky called on his old friend Baron Bell of Belgravia, who, back when he was just plain old Tim Bell, served as the private propaganda chief for Margaret Thatcher, as Sourcewatch reports. The baron has also flacked for disgraced media mogul Conrad Black, disgraceful media mogul Rupert Murdoch + the Coalition Provisional Authority, the mechanism set up by the Bush administration to eviscerate Iraq. Ah, the smell of greasepaint. I think we can now safely presume that Litvinenko's deathbed "J'Accuse!" directed at Putin is fictional.

02.Dec.2006 9531. Sieg: 48- jähriger Jockey bricht Weltrekord

02.Dec.2006 US- Automarkt: Deutsche Hersteller feiern Erfolge
02.Dec.2006 Korruptionsskandal: Siemens- Manager nennt erstmals Schmiergeldempfänger
02.Dec.2006 Litwinenko- Affäre: Das zweite Gift- Opfer
02.Dec.2006 The Dome: Anstehen, kreischen, mitsingen
02.Dec.2006 Chavez und die Präsidentenwahl: Entertainer, Volksheld, Öl- Sozialist

02.Dec.2006 Widerstand gegen Aktienverkauf: Frankreich blockiert deutsches EADS- Konsortium
02.Dec.2006 Weihnachtsgebäck: Weiterhin hohe Acrylamid- Werte

02.Dec.2006 Weihnachtsgebäck: Weiterhin hohe Acrylamid- Werte

02.Dec.2006 Mitarbeiterbeteiligung: Große Koalition wirbt für Investivlohn

02.Dec.2006 Heute in den Feuilletons: "Saufen, diskutieren, tanzen"

02.Dec.2006 Philippinen: Wenig Hoffnung für vermisste Taifun- Opfer

02.Dec.2006 EU- Beitrittsverhandlungen: Merkel verstärkt Druck auf die Türkei

02.Dec.2006 Gift- Affäre: Litwinenko- Kontaktmann in Lebensgefahr

02.Dec.2006 Libanon: Hisbollah- Anhänger belagern Regierungssitz
02.Dec.2006 Wärmerekord: Schweizer Alpen nicht mehr winterfest
02.Dec.2006 Terror- Bekämpfung: Bosbach fordert Datei gegen Visa- Missbrauch

02.Dec.2006 SPD in den Ländern: Der Angriff der Nobodys
02.Dec.2006 01. DEZEMBER 2006 Kurzpässe: Hooligan- Angst in Paris, Juve zurück an der Spitze
02.Dec.2006 Geheimdienst- Affäre: Poloniumspuren auch bei Litwinenkos Kontaktmann und Witwe
Kriminalität: Amoklauf im Kloster - Polizei erschießt Täter
02.Dec.2006 Protesters set up camp in Beirut
Pro-Syrian protesters set up tents in Beirut, after a rally calling on Lebanon's government to stand down.

02.Dec.2006 Murtha Raises Alarm Over Study Group, Warns ‘Kissinger Came Out With The Same Type of Thing’ - Think Progress 

Tonight on CNN’s Situation Room, Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) said that the Iraq Study Group’s reported recommendations for troop withdrawals from Iraq were “unacceptable.” According to the Washington Post, the group will recommend that roughly half of U.S. forces be redeployed from Iraq by 2008.

[T]he problem is they say it depends on the circumstances on the ground,” Murtha said. “Well, if it depends on circumstances on the ground it’s not a lot different than what President Bush is saying.” He added, “Kissinger came out with the same type of thing in the 1960s and three years later we got out of there, but we lost 20,000 troops.” Watch it:

Murtha noted that he is “going to meet with the White House officials sometime next week and try to convince them that it’s just not going well. It’s not going to be better.” Digg It! Full transcript:

MURTHA: Now, the commission is saying let’s redeploy, let’s change the policy of stay the course to redeployment.

The problem, as I understand it + I haven’t seen the report either, Wolf, but the problem is they say it depends on the circumstances on the ground. Well, if it depends on circumstances on the ground it’s not a lot different than what President Bush is saying. And then President Bush says he’s going to ignore it anyway.

Now, we have to have a change in policy here and that’s what we’re going to work on all this year, trying to work with this president in trying to reduce our number of troops in Iraq and do it as soon as practicable.

BLITZER: Leon Panetta, a former White House chief of staff under President Clinton, OMB director, former member of the House himself. Did he give you any sense of how specific, though, they might be in terms of a time line?

MURTHA: Well, he said, I think, the end of 2008 have all the troops out, but that’s unacceptable.

BLITZER: You mean all the troops or just the combat troops?


BLITZER: Because half of the troops are combat troops; the other are support troops or trainers.

MURTHA: Yes, that’s true. He said combat troop. But that is unacceptable to me. We’re costing $8 billion a month, Wolf. Since I spoke out there were 400 attacks a day. Now there’s 800 attacks a day. All the measurements which you and I have talked about before, oil production, electricity production, below prewar level. The Iraqis want us out of there, the world wants us out of there. We have to find a way to redeploy the troops and we have to do it sooner rather than later.

Now, we have to work on it this year. I’m going to meet with the White House officials sometime next week and try to convince them that it’s just not going well. It’s not going to be better.

Kissinger came out with the same type of thing in the 1960s and three years later we got out of there, but we lost 20,000 troops. We’re just not making the progress. And then they say, well, we need 300,000 Iraqis trained. Then they say we need 100,000 more Iraqis trained. They keep changing the guidelines. That’s the problem with this report.
Tech Politics Podcast: Taxes, child porn and e-voting It's a full tech docket as Congress heads down the home stretch of the political season before the Christmas break.
02.Dec.2006 How the Chinese Wikipedia Differs from the English - Zonk 57 bulled writes

" is running a story on differences found in Wikipedia's Chinese site content, as compared to content on the same subjects from the English site. The article goes into a discussion about how the 'sanitized' information is so prevalent in Chinese education that it is seen as the 'truth'." From the article: "[Some] say the object should be to spread reliable information as widely as possible + that, in any case, self-censorship is pointless because the government still frequently blocks access to Wikipedia for most Chinese Internet users. 'There is a lot of confusion about whether they should obey the neutral point of view or offer some compromises to the government,' said Isaac Mao, a well-known Chinese blogger and user of the encyclopedia. 'To the local Wikipedians, the first objective is to make it well known among Chinese, to get people to understand the principles of Wikipedia step by step + not to get the thing blocked by the government.'"
CIA-Flüge und Gefangenentransporte: Zahlen und Fakten (1) - sfux World Content News -

Soeben hat der Untersuchungsausschuss des Europa-Parlaments seinen vorläufigen Abschlussbericht fertiggestellt. WCN dokumentiert die Ergebnisse. Teil 1 gibt einen Überblick über die statistischen Daten von insgesamt 32 untersuchten Flugzeugen mit 1245 Landungen in Europa, Teil 2 geht der Frage nach, welche Gefangenentransporte nachweislich oder mit hinreichend gesicherten...
Strammstehen vor der Leitzentrale für Folterjets - sfux Stephan Fuchs -

Was weiss die Schweiz? Was weiss vor allem der schweizer Armee Chef Christophe Keckeis über die CIA Gefangenenflüge in die Foltercamps? Die Schweizer Boulevardzeitung Blick ,...
02.Dec.2006 Giftanschlag? Jegor Gaidar schwebte in Dublin in Lebensgefahr - sfux St. Petersburg -

Der Wirtschaftsexperte Jegor Gaidar kam am Freitag in Dublin mit Symptomen einer schweren Vergiftung ins Krankenhaus. Inzwischen befindet er sich wieder in Moskau und es geht ihm deutlich besser.
Was dem ehemaligen russischen Regierungs-Chef nicht bekommen ist, konnten die Ärzte aber bislang nicht feststellen. Gaidars Pressesprecher schloss eine Vergiftung nicht aus, warnte jedoch vor voreiligen politischen Spekulationen. Wie Gaidar inzwischen...

EU und NATO: Kampf um den militärischen Sinn - sfux Michael Schulze von Glaßer ?

Als eine so selten wie bislang noch nie verlogene Show präsentierte die ?Nordatlantische Allianz? (NATO) ihr Treffen kürzlich in Riga. Als Freunde wollten sie sich zeigen, doch tatsächlich sind sie tief zerstritten und ratlos. Seit dem die Sowjetunion vor 15 Jahren verschwand und damit auch der Eiserne Vorhang, fehlen der NATO nicht nur Gegner, sondern auch der...
Q&A: Venezuela votes Venezuelans go to the polls on Sunday to elect president - here are some key facts about the election.
02.Dec.2006 Squarks, Bosons and Zinos, Oh My!
The world's biggest collider hopes to create a smorgasbord of exotic particles, from the so-called God particle to dark matter and maybe even miniature black holes. John Borland goes to the edge of theory.

02.Dec.2006 Physics Frontier Goes Euro
The United States is losing its leadership role in particle physics as its best brains move to sunny Switzerland. But fear not: There's always another giant accelerator on the horizon. By John Borland.

02.Dec.2006 Lance challenges McCarthy - BG 
Via Huffington Post: NY Post Kills Triple Cross Review by an Angry Ex-Fed This is one item guaranteed not to appear in Page Six, the edgy gossip column that is the single reason most educated New Yorkers buy The New York Post. Yesterday, after a Post editor agreed to run a review of my new book TRIPLE CROSS in their Sunday edition, Bob McManus, editor of the editorial page abruptly cancelled the review. This after editor-in-chief Col Allan, an Aussie and close friend of owner Rupert Murdoch, learned that the author of the "review" was none other than Andrew C. McCarthy, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the SDNY who I indicted in the book for failing to stop al Qaeda's master spy Ali Mohamed.... It's ironic. I was praiseworthy of Andrew C. McCarthy in parts of TRIPLE CROSS, princ...

02.Dec.2006 Cambone expected to resign in... - BG 
Cambone expected to resign in December This is apparently old news, but I missed it until now. If you recall, Cambone and his assistant Butch Willard were both involved in retaliation against LTC Shaffer. Exodus of senior Pentagon officials expected The exodus will not include Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England, who was asked by Gates last week to remain at his post as the Pentagon's chief operating officer. But sources said others who will be leaving include Stephen Cambone, the undersecretary of defense for intelligence; Kenneth Krieg, the undersecretary for acquisitions; Christopher "Ryan" Henry, the principal deputy undersecretary for policy; Tina Jonas, the Pentagon's comptroller; Dorrance Smith, the Pentagon's chief spokesman; and possibly Richard Lawless, the deputy undersecretary of defen...

02.Dec.2006 Alex Constantine's Political Conspiracy Research B... - BG
02.Dec.2006 Alex Constantine's Political Conspiracy Research B... - BG
02.Dec.2006 Alex Constantine's Political Conspiracy Research B... - BG
02.Dec.2006 Alex Constantine's Political Conspiracy Research B... - BG
02.Dec.2006 Alex Constantine's Political Conspiracy Research B... - BG
02.Dec.2006 Alex Constantine's Political Conspiracy Research B... - BG
02.Dec.2006 Cohen: No Moral Qualms Over S... - BG 
I want to be nice to Richard Cohen, op-ed regular for the CIA's favorite newspaper, the Washington Post, because he seems so harmless, even innocuous. But with his November 21 installment, it is obvious he is minor neocon, even if he does not have the right stuff, that is to say the requisite moral depravity, the sociopathic personality. Instead, Mr. Cohen is a fool—not an idiot or moron, mind you, because imbeciles usually don't make it on the pages of the Washington Post, but one easily hornswoggled by propaganda, albeit incessant and irrational propaganda. According to Cohen, the "Vietnam War was morally correct" because "the communists were awful people," in other words it was not up to the Vietnamese to decide if communism was awful,... Source:

02.Dec.2006 Alex Constantine's Political Conspiracy Research B... - BG
02.Dec.2006 today's papers
Guess Who Didn't Come To Dinner
By Daniel Politi
Posted Thursday,

30.Nov.2006 at 5:30 AM ET

The New York Times + the Washington Post's late edition lead with a first look at what the Iraq Study Group will include in their final report as they finished deliberations in Washington yesterday.

Although no specific timelines will be mentioned, the commission will recommend a gradual withdrawal of troops from Iraq, implying that this drawdown should begin next year.

The final report, which will have about 100 pages, will be released next week.

The Los Angeles Times leads locally but takes advantage of its late deadline and goes high with the breakfast meeting between President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki in Jordan.

The two were scheduled to have dinner yesterday with King Abdullah, but Maliki abruptly canceled.

There was no clear reason given for the cancellation, although several possibilities have been raised.

The Wall Street Journal tops its worldwide newsbox with the no-show prime minister saying it meant Bush's trip to the Middle East "got off to a rocky start."

USA Today leads with news that British investigators looking into the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko found "very low traces" of radiation on two British Airways jetliners.

Another plane is grounded in Moscow but so far has turned up no traces of radiation. Authorities emphasized the risk to passengers is very low, while they didn't specify whether polonium-210 was the substance found.

The three planes had recently flown from London to Moscow, but they had also flown to other cities, including Athens, Frankfurt + Madrid.

In recent weeks, 33,000 passengers flew in these planes. To continue reading, click here.
02.Dec.2006 Peter Lance on Let Them Talk - BG Via, a local TV show in Manhattan:

Investigative reporter Peter Lance discusses his newest book Triple Cross on a US Attorney and the road to 9/11. Approximately 28 minutes.... Source:
02.Dec.2006 village voice > news > Death by Dust by Kristen Lo... - BG,lombardi,75156,2.html
02.Dec.2006 Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR, 3d) explains 'Why No Imp... - BG Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR, 3d) explains 'Why No Impeachment' to us
02.Dec.2006 Endemic: The Move To Label All Civil Disobedience "Terrorism" - Paul Joseph Watson -Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act makes peaceful protesters terrorists
02.Dec.2006 Dollar Fall Is Catalyst For Predatory Global Government - Paul Joseph Watson -Americans remain ignorant to 35% devaluation of their bank savings as skids are greased for
02.Dec.2006 Newt World Order - Paul Joseph Watson -Bush and co paving the way for power mad freaks like Gingrich
02.Dec.2006 Threats To Internet Freedom All Too Real - Paul Joseph Watson -Cyberspace police state dismissed by some, yet agenda for regulated, controlled, patrolled "Internet 2" advances
02.Dec.2006 Pundit Admits Forcing Congressman To Swear In With Bible ‘May Well Be’ Unconstitutional - Nico 

Right-wing talk show host Dennis Prager has raised a firestorm charging that Rep.-elect Kieth Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim elected to Congress, must swear in using a Bible. He said that if Ellison swears in with a Quran, it would undermine “American civilization” and be akin to swearing in with a copy of Hitler’s “Mein Kampf.”

In an interview with USA Today, Prager acknowledged that “trying to ban Ellison from choosing to use a Quran ‘may well be’ unconstitutional.” As various commentators have pointed out, Prager’s demand violates the Constitution’s provision that “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

Also, as ThinkProgress noted yesterday, the entire controversy is moot, since the swearing-in ceremony for the House of Representatives never includes a religious book.

Nevertheless, Prager said today “that he’s going to keep pressing the issue,” and that he’ll “be writing and talking about this issue again.” In a show of support, the American Family Association has launched a campaign urging Congress “to pass a law making the Bible the book used in the swearing-in ceremony of representatives and senators.”
02.Dec.2006 November was the worst month - Amanda for conflict prevention since the International Crisis Group began its CrisisWatch publication over three years ago, the group said today. “Fourteen situations deteriorated in November. … Improvements were noted during November in only three situations + no new conflict resolution opportunities were identified for the coming month.”
02.Dec.2006 Big Oil revs up its PR machine. - Payson 

As the incoming Congress is “readying probes into oil companies’ profits and eyeing legislation aimed at curbing global warming, the American Petroleum Institute and its K Street allies are looking to assemble a $100 million war chest to rally policy makers and public opinion to their side,” the National Journal reports. “The image and education effortwill include expensive television, radio + print ads, tours of oil patch facilities for lawmakers and opinion elites + financial contributions to sympathetic think tanks and industry-friendly organizations.”
02.Dec.2006 Fox News ‘Unwilling To Fall Into…Tender Trap’ Of Calling Iraq A Civil War - Think Progress 

Fox News has declared that it will not use the phrase “civil war” to describe the current violence in Iraq.

Fox’s Senior Vice President John Moody — whose infamous politically-slanted internal memos have gained notoriety — said in a statement that “some are using the term civil war to indicate failure, not inside Iraq, but on U.S. policy in Iraq. We’re unwilling to fall into that tender trap. We’re not using the term because there are non-Iraqis in the fray and that makes it something different.” Watch it:

Fox News is right, Iraq is not simply a civil war. ThinkProgress noted in October that Iraq has devolved into at least four distinct violent conflicts. But that does not mean that one of those conflicts is not a civil war. Indeed, 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.”

Full transcript:

WILSON: The debate over terminology has become a media issue following NBC’s formal decision to use the term civil war, a decision first announced on Monday’s Today Show.

MATT LAUER, THE TODAY SHOW: NBC News has decided a change in terminology is warranted, that the situation in Iraq, with armed militarized factions fighting for their own political agendas, can now be characterized as civil war.

WILSON: And NBC correspondents have used the term several times since.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Iraq’s worsening civil war will dominate –

WILSON: Other news organizations have not followed NBC’s lead. For example, the executive producer of the CBS Evening News said, “to be honest with you, I think it’s a political statement, not a news judgment.” At CNN, an official statement, “CNN will continue to report on what is happening in Iraq on a day to day basis and we will also report on the on- going debate in academic and political circles about what constitutes a civil war.”

The senior V.P. for editorial here at Fox said today, “some are using the term civil war to indicate failure, not inside Iraq, but on U.S. policy in Iraq. We’re unwilling to fall into that tender trap. We’re not using the term because there are non-Iraqis in the fray and that makes it something different.”
Net Neutrality champion Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) - Nico has announced he will seek to chair the House Telecom and Internet Subcommittee next year. Art Brodsky says it’s still “no slam dunk that Net Neutrality will be approved by the new Congress. But, the odds got better with Rep. Ed Markey’s decision.”
02.Dec.2006 Noxious, risible, fetid thinking.’ - Nico Josh Marshall on the latest conservative talking point.
02.Dec.2006 House Conservatives Push Fringe Abortion Measure Instead Of Vital Budget Bills - Nico 

Next week, the 109th Congress returns for a final lame-duck session. “In a blend of pique and laziness,” conservatives are choosing to simply ignore their responsibility to complete nine overdue spending bills. Instead, they plan to pass an emergency stop-gap bill — called a “continuing resolution” — that will result in millions in funding cuts to vital programs. CongressDaily explains:

The Social Security Administration has told congressional staff it might have to furlough every employee.
– HUD funding would not keep pace with demand for low-income housing vouchers, meaning “literally thousands of people would be out in the street,” one source said.
– School breakfast and lunch programs would face a $1 billion shortfall, cutting off 1.2 million participants.
– The Veterans Health Administration would have to absorb the $3 billion increase to meet this year’s requirements.

But while spending bills aren’t on the agenda, a “fetal pain abortion bill” — which has no chance of passing becoming law (it will likely pass in the House) and is described as a “last bid for loyalty” from the “base of social conservatives” — will likely get a vote:

The bill, by Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., defines a 20-week-old fetus as a “pain-capable unborn child” a highly controversial threshold among scientists. It also directs the Health and Human Service Department to develop a brochure stating “that there is substantial evidence that the process of being killed in an abortion will cause the unborn child pain.”

A report last year by the Journal of the American Medical Association reviewed nearly 2,000 studies on fetal pain +

concluded that “legislative proposals to allow fetal pain relief during abortion are not justified by scientific evidence.” Digg It!
02.Dec.2006 To appeal to bloggers, you must figure out what they want - Faiz – on an individual level — and become a service to them,” said Jon Henke, the official blogger for Sen. George Allen’s unsuccessful reelection campaign. “As the old ESPN saying went, you cannot stop them…you can only hope to contain them. Treat bloggers as the enemy + you will be rewarded with an enemy; treat bloggers as valuable constituents — with individual interests — and you may be rewarded with allies.”
02.Dec.2006 Illegal Immigration Hardliner Mitt Romney Hires Undocumented Workers To Tend His Lawn - Amanda 

The Boston Globe reports today that for the past decade, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) has employed a landscaping company that relies heavily on undocumented Guatemalan immigrants. The company, Community Lawn Service with a Heart, also tended to the lawn at Romney’s son’s house.

When asked by a reporter about his use of Community Lawn Service with a Heart, Romney said, “Aw, geez,” and walked away. But in the past, Romney has been a vocal hardline critic of illegal immigration:

You have to have a wall or a fence or electronic surveillance. And you have to have a tamper-proof document to make sure that people who are here are aliens are identified and registered + people can not hire them unless they’re here legally .” [Fox News, 9/19/06]

Governor Mitt Romney is seeking an agreement with federal authorities that would allow Massachusetts state troopers to arrest undocumented immigrants for being in the country illegally. … “It’s one more thing you can do to make this a less attractive place for illegal aliens to come to work ,” said Romney. [Boston Globe, 6/21/06]

More on Romney’s immigration views here.
02.Dec.2006 Pat Boone’s America. - Nico The right-wing
Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) - Amanda has been tapped by Incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to be chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

UPDATE: Carpetbagger Report has more on where Reyes stands.
02.Dec.2006 Rice Falsely Claims That Iraqis Don’t Believe They Are In A Civil War - Judd 

Last night on CBS, Katie Couric asked Condoleezza Rice if she believes “the civil war in Iraq is likely to deteriorate significantly over the next few months.” Rice responded that Iraq is not a civil war because “the Iraqis don’t see it that way.” Rice added, “it really doesn’t help to speak about their circumstance as a civil war, in terms that they don’t speak about their circumstances.” Watch the interview:

Actually, top Iraqi military officials believe Iraq is in a civil war. From McClatchy, 8/04/06:

This is a civil war ,” said a senior adviser to the commander of the Iraqi Army’s 6th Division, which oversees much of Baghdad.

The problem between Sunnis and Shiites is a religious one + it gets worse every time they attack each other’s mosques,” said the adviser, who gave only his rank and first name, Col. Ahmed, because of security concerns. “Iraq is now caught in hell.”

Former Iraqi Prime Minister Allawi says Iraq is in a civil war. From the BBC, 3/19/06:

It is unfortunate that we are in civil war. We are losing each day as an average 50 to 60 people throughout the country, if not more.

If this is not civil war, then God knows what civil war is.

Average Iraqis appear to share this view:

The top U.S. military commander for the Middle East, Gen. John Abizaid, told Congress on Thursday that the violence in Baghdad “is probably as bad as I have ever seen it,” and went on to say that the country could be headed toward civil war.

Nearly all of the dozen Iraqis who work for McClatchy Newspapers’ Baghdad bureau — evenly split between Shiite and Sunni Muslims — reached that conclusion long ago.

Their observations have trickled out day by day in the scores of conversations colleagues have with one another about their lives and difficulties. Their experiences of the last month reveal a capital city that’s disintegrating into chaos.

Prime Minister Maliki, of course, agrees with the administration that Iraq is not in a civil war. But his beliefs should not be conflated with the entire Iraqi people.


COURIC: According to a study released by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the civil war in Iraq is likely to deteriorate significantly over the next few months regardless of the actions the Bush Administration may pursue.

RICE: Well, with all due respect to the CSIS, which is a great institution, the Iraqis don’t see it that way and we don’t see it that way. This — the Iraqis see that they have extraordinarily difficult problems. They see that they have sectarian violence. They see that they have to deal with those who are operating outside the law and killing innocent people. But it really doesn’t help to speak about their circumstance as a civil war, in terms that they don’t speak about their circumstances.
December 1, 2006 - Think Progress 

As the world commemorates AIDS Day, leading Christian conservatives are pushing Congress to cut U.S. support for President Bush’s AIDS initiative . They are angry over the program’s promotion of condoms and its perceived lack of support for faith-based programs.

Under heavy pressure from Democrats, EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson said the agency is abandoning its plans to relax rules forcing companies to annually report their toxic releases .” Sens. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) plan to “introduce a bill next week to block the rest of the planned changes to the Toxics Release Inventory.”

The Bush administration is considering “whether to abandon U.S. reconciliation efforts with Sunni insurgents and instead give priority to Shiites and Kurds.” The proposal, written by outgoing State Department counselor Philip D. Zelikow, “has met serious resistance from both U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and military commanders in Iraq.”

In the first revision to the U.S. citizenship test 00.000.20 years, immigrants “will be assessed on their grasp of the nation’s ideals.” But civil rights advocates note that some of the questions are just off the wall,” “unusual,” or “odd.” One sample question requires applicants to know the amount of the federal minimum wage ($5.15/hour).

Exxon wants its tax cuts. “Proposals by congressional Democrats to eliminate oil industry tax breaks and subsidies would set a bad example overseas and discourage new industry investments, Exxon Mobil’s top executive said Thursday.”

The White House opposes plans by European nations to require airlines to curb greenhouse gases, saying it would unfairly disadvantage U.S. carriers. “We are strongly opposed to the imposition of a tax. We think this will violate trade rules,” said James Connaughton, chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Paperless electronic voting machines used throughout the country “‘cannot be made secure,’ according to draft recommendations issued this week by a federal agency that advises the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.” The agency recommended an “optical-scan” paper ballot system.

Without notifying the public, federal agents for the past four years have assigned millions of international travelers, including Americans, computer-generated scores rating the risk they pose of being terrorists . … [C]ivil liberties lawyers, congressional aides and even law enforcement officers said they thought this system had been applied only to cargo.”

And finally: “The State Department uses diplomacy to connect and link the objectives and priorities of various countries.” Except on their website.At the State Department’s ‘Web Site and E-Mail Addresses of Embassies,’ the following links are broken, expired or nonexistent: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Benin, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Denmark, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Guatemala, Guinea, India, Italy, Korea, Macedonia, Malawi, Malta, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkmenistan and Uruguay.”
02.Dec.2006 MSNBC describes Bush position as “similar” to withdrawal. - Nico 

Media Matters: “On the same day that President Bush said, ‘We’re going to stay in Iraq to get the job done,’ MSNBC correspondent Jeannie Ohm described the reported forthcoming recommendation by the Iraq Study Group for a phased withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq as ‘similar to what the president has been saying.’”
02.Dec.2006 Full transcript:

BLITZER: Looking back on the decisions that you’ve made, at the White House, now at the Justice Department, anything jump to mind? Anything that you deeply regret, a decision that you made?

GONZALES: Oh, I think that you and I would — I’d have to spend some time thinking about that. Obviously I’m not going to say that I am perfect and that I’ve been perfect in doing my job. Obviously I’ve made some recommendations to my client. Some of those recommendations have not been supported in the courts. In hindsight, you sometimes wonder, well, perhaps, perhaps the recommendation should have been something different.
Alberto Gonzales Can’t Name A Mistake He’s Made - Nico 

Today on CNN’s Situation Room, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was asked if he could think of a single mistake he’s made during his service to President Bush during the last six years. He couldn’t do it.

Gonzales told Wolf Blitzer, “I think that you and I would — I’d have to spend some time thinking about that.” He added, “Obviously I’ve made some recommendations to my client. Some of those recommendations have not been supported in the courts. In hindsight, you sometimes wonder, well, perhaps, perhaps the recommendation should have been something different.” Watch it:
Moqtada al-Sadr is “not a big problem - Amanda - + we will find a solutionfor dealing with him, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today. A senior U.S. intelligence official estimates 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.”
02.Dec.2006 Residents in Houston, Texas - Nico using pig races to deter the building of a mosque.
02.Dec.2006 ABC’s The Note Decrees ‘Politically, American Involvement In The Iraq War Is Over’ - Faiz 

The self-fashioned political swamis at ABC’s political unit write today:

We think it was The Note that once wrote “politically, American involvement in the Iraq war is over.” That is more true today than it was yesterday + it will be even more true next week when the Iraq Study Group dog-and-pony-with-a-purpose turns on the TV lights + even more so when the Democratic majority rules the roost come January.

American political involvement in the Iraq war is over? That may be the conclusion of a publication that does not need to source its opinions, but all evidence indicates that the debate over Iraq will intensify, not wane.

President Bush has claimed the actual American involvement in Iraq will not be over any time soon. “We’re not leaving [Iraq] so long as I’m the president,” he said.

Most congressional Democrats, who were propelled into the majority by an American public tired of “stay the course,” have consolidated behind a plan of a phased withdrawal. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), on the other hand, is clamoring for a phased escalation with the support of some conservative allies. There have been suggestions that McCain’s plan is being given serious consideration.

But don’t worry yourself with these clashing proposals. The political debate is over.
Storm World. - Nico Chris Mooney, author of “The Republican War on Science,” has a new book coming out next year: “Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics + the Battle Over Global Warming.” Check it out.
02.Dec.2006 Chemo drugs 'destroy brain cells' Chemotherapy produces long-term changes in the part of the brain dealing with memory, research suggests.
02.Dec.2006 Red wine health locations found Red wines from Sardinia and south-west France contain more longevity-boosting chemicals, a study concludes.
02.Dec.2006 Spy-linked pair irradiated An Italian contact and a relative of dead ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko test positive for polonium-210.
02.Dec.2006 Fracas mars Mexico inauguration Rowdy scenes of protest break out in Mexico's Congress, as Felipe Calderon is sworn in as president.
02.Dec.2006 Britain fails fake passport test Britain's border security comes under scrutiny after a BBC journalist enters the UK twice after getting 20 fake and stolen passports from across Europe.
02.Dec.2006 Britain 'planned to cut off Nile' Britain drew up plans to cut off the Nile to Egypt to force a return of the Suez Canal, files from 1956 reveal.
02.Dec.2006 Motorists 'must pay for road use' Motorists should pay charges to drive on the road network, a key government-backed report recommends.
02.Dec.2006 Meteorite yields life origin clue Hollow spheres found in a primordial meteorite could yield clues to the origin of life on Earth.
02.Dec.2006 HIV 'afflicting global workforce' HIV/Aids is crippling global workforces, the International Labour Organization says on World Aids Day.
02.Dec.2006 US unveils new citizenship test The US government reveals a new set of citizenship questions to test immigrants' "passion" for the country.
02.Dec.2006 US warns of al-Qaeda cyber threat The US government warns of a possible al-Qaeda call to attack US financial online services.
02.Dec.2006 MPAA Kills Anti-Pretexting Bill Movie industry lobbyists quietly push California lawmakers to quash a measure that would have outlawed HP-style tactics designed to fraudulently obtain private information about consumers. The MPAA argues its antipiracy efforts would be harmed. By Ryan Singel.
02.Dec.2006 The Seoul of a New Machine

Korean robotics researchers develop ghostly software agents that move from one droid to another, taking possession of their mechanical bodies long enough to perform a task, before vanishing into the ether. Quinn Norton reports from Daejeon, Korea.
Subatomic Inferno Under the Alps
The world's most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, takes delivery of its last superconducting main magnet + Wired News gets an exclusive underground tour. John Borland reports from Geneva. Nov 30, 2006 | 2:00 AM   The world's biggest collider hopes to create a smorgasbord of exotic particles, from the so-called God particle to dark matter and maybe even miniature black holes. John Borland goes to the edge of theory.  Nov 30, 2006 | 2:00 AM   Take a photo tour of mankind's most ambitious physics experiment ever.  Nov 30, 2006 | 2:00 AM   The United States is losing its leadership role in particle physics as its best brains move to sunny Switzerland. But fear not: There's always another giant accelerator on the horizon. By John Borland. 

02.Dec.2006 Decoded: Antikythera Mechanism
See in pictures how scientists deciphered the inner workings of mankind's earliest analog computer, a device devised by ancient Mediterranean clockmakers to plot the movements of heavenly bodies. In Gear Factor. By Rob Beschizza.

02.Dec.2006 The Indian Drug Lord
To Big Pharma, Mumbai-based drugmaker Cipla is a pirate operation. To the developing world, it's a medicine chest. Now its cheap generics are coming to a pharmacy near you. By Erika Check from Wired magazine.

02.Dec.2006 Mother Nature's Nanotech While some scientists try to build nano machines from scratch, others are discovering uses for single-celled organisms that are already available. By Monya Baker from Wired magazine.
02.Dec.2006 Greenhouse Ruling Won't Matter
The auto industry is anxiously waiting for the Supreme Court to decide if the EPA should limit greenhouse gases. While the decision is critical in the long run, it won't affect vehicle development for years to come. In Autopia.
02.Dec.2006 FBI taps cell phone mic as eavesdropping tool Agency used novel surveillance technique on alleged Mafioso: activating his cell phone's microphone and then just listening.
02.Dec.2006 You don't really want to protect that ATM PIN, do you? Blog: Bloggers may be abuzz over a recent report in MSNBC that outlines security vulnerabilities that exist within the ATM network,...
02.Dec.2006 Another suspected NASA hacker indicted Romanian charged with breaking into U.S. government systems faces up to 54 years in federal prison if convicted.
02.Dec.2006 Plastic Packages Cause Injuries, Revolt - Zonk 106 massysett writes

"Everybody has been frustrated by plastic retail packaging that's nearly impossible to open. New toys and electronic gadgets arrive encased in plastic bubbles. Manufacturers say the packages protect goods and make them look nice, but opening them can be difficult enough to cause injuries that land people in the emergency room. Manufacturers have an appropriate term for the frustration: wrap rage. One man even invented a cutter designed specifically for cracking open plastic clamshells."
Civil UAVs Still A Distant Prospect - Zonk 61 holy_calamity writes

"The aerospace industry has failed to obtain the radio frequencies that would allow the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in civil airspace, New Scientist reports. It will be 2011 before it can even begin to lobby for space on the radio spectrum. What's more, no national aviation authority in the world will allow civil UAVs without a system for avoiding other aircraft. And no firm has even started development of one. Has the industry cheated us of the benefits of civil UAVs by focussing on the demands of the military?" From the article: "On the brighter side, last week the UN's International Civil Aviation Organization, based in Montreal, Canada, said its navigation experts would meet in early 2007 to consider regulations for UAVs in civil airspace. That could be a step towards internationally agreed rules for how UAVs should operate. Even if the UN body makes rapid progress, however, it will be meaningless unless the industry can obtain the necessary frequencies to control the planes and feed images and other sensor data back to base."
FCC Sued to Allow Cell Phone Jammers - Zonk 219 stevew writes

"A small company in Florida is trying to take on the FCC in an attempt to make their Cell phone jamming product legal. Their main argument seems to be that the Communications act of 1934 conflicts with the HomeLand Security Act — so the Communications act has to go." From the article: "Local and state law enforcement agencies, which would be the first responders to a terrorist attack here at home, are prohibited by law from obtaining such gear. 'It just doesn't make much sense that the FBI can use this equipment, but that the local and state governments, which the Homeland Security Act has acknowledged as being an important part of combating terrorism, cannot,' said Howard Melamed, chief executive of CellAntenna.

'We give local police guns and other equipment to protect the public, but we can't trust them with cellular-jamming equipment? It doesn't make sense.'"
Blood Protein Used to Split Water - Zonk 131 brian0918 writes

"The Imperial College in London is reporting that genetically-engineered blood protein can be used to split water into oxygen and hydrogen.

The abstract can be viewed for free from the Journal of the American Chemical Society." From the article: "Scientists have combined two molecules that occur naturally in blood to engineer a molecular complex that uses solar energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. This molecular complex can use energy from the sun to create hydrogen gas, providing an alternative to electrolysis, the method typically used to split water into its constituent parts. The breakthrough may pave the way for the development of novel ways of creating hydrogen gas for use as fuel in the future."
NIST Condemns Paperless Electronic Voting - Zonk 109 quizzicus writes

"Paperless electronic voting machines 'cannot be made secure' [pdf] according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In the most sweeping condemnation of voting machines issued by any federal agency, NIST echoes what critics have been saying all along, that due to the lack of verifiability, 'a single programmer could rig a major election.' Rather than adding printers, though, NIST endorses the hand-marked optical-scan system as the most reliable."
Homeland Security Tracks Information on Travelers - Zonk 255 feuerfalke writes

"Homeland Security recently disclosed a plan regarding an Automated Targeting System, or ATS, that would generate a 'terrorist risk rating' based on information collected about the traveler. This information would include things such as where they are from, how they paid for tickets, their motor vehicle records, past one-way travel, seating preference and the meals they ordered in-flight.

These ratings have now been assigned to millions of international travelers, including Americans + the ATS is exempt from many provisions of the Privacy Act —

one cannot view their rating or the information used to generate it."
Pyramid Stones Were Poured, Not Quarried - Zonk 317 brian0918 writes

"Times Online is reporting that French and American researchers have discovered that the stones on the higher levels of the great pyramids of Egypt were built with concrete. From the article: 'Until recently it was hard for geologists to distinguish between natural limestone and the kind that would have been made by reconstituting liquefied lime.' They found 'traces of a rapid chemical reaction which did not allow natural crystallization.

The reaction would be inexplicable if the stones were quarried, but perfectly comprehensible if one accepts that they were cast like concrete.'"
U.S. Warns of Possible Cyber Biz Attack - Zonk 145 mikesd81 writes

"The AP has an article about a possible attack against the New York Stock Exchange via the internet by a radical muslim group. The notice was issued to the U.S. cybersecurity industry after officials saw a posting on a 'Jihadist Web site' calling for an attack on U.S. Internet-based stock market and banking sites in December, said Homeland Security Department spokesman Russ Knocke. Knocke has said: 'There is no information corroborating the threat and that the alert was issued as a routine matter and out of an abundance of caution.' There is no immediate threat to our homeland at this time. The attacks were to be conducted in December, 'until the infidel new year,' the site said, according to a U.S. government translation. It called for attackers to use viruses that can penetrate Internet sites and destroy data stored there.

Spokespeople for the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq declined to comment on the cyber-terror threat."
Psiphon Now Available For Download - Zonk 69+ eldavojohn writes

"Project Psiphon has been released for public download under the GPL. CNN has coverage of the Canadian research project that 'works by first allowing a person in a country like Canada that does not censor Internet content to set up a user name and a password for a person in a country that does — China, for example.' While this idea is certainly nothing new to Slashdot, the fact that software like Psiphon is becoming publicly available is interesting. For a quick simplified 'How it works,' Psiphon has a Flash demonstration."

Not a moment too soon, apparently. China is moving to assign IDs to bloggers, to register their real identities and track their statements online.
MPAA Kills California Anti-Pretexting Bill - Zonk 215 IAmTheDave writes

"A California anti-pretexting bill that got unanimous support in the state senate with a vote of 30-0 was struck down after heavy last-minute lobbying by the MPAA. The bill aimed to make deceptive 'pretexting' (lying) to gain personal information on another person illegal. The MPAA told legislators 'We need to pose as someone other than who we are to stop illegal downloading,' and thus killed the bill when it came up for a final vote. California passed a much narrower bill that 'bans the use of deceit to obtain telephone calling records + nothing else.' In a final 'think of the children' bid, the Califonia Association of Licensed Investigators also opposed the bill, saying it needed to be able to use pretexting to help find missing children, among other things."
New Email Rules Effective Friday - Zonk 146 -

"As of today [Friday], certain U.S. companies will need to keep track of all the e-mails, instant messages and other electronic documents generated by their employees, in accordance with new federal rules. In April the Supreme Court began requiring companies and other entities involved in federal litigation to produce 'electronically stored information' as part of the discovery process of a trial." From the article: "Under the new rules, an information technology employee who routinely copies over a backup computer tape could be committing the equivalent of 'virtual shredding,' said Alvin F. Lindsay, a partner at Hogan & Hartson LLP and expert on technology and litigation. 'There are hundreds of "e-discovery vendors" and these businesses raked in approximately $1.6 billion 00.000.2006, [James Wright, director of electronic discovery at Halliburton Co.] said. .'"
Americans Drove Less 00.000.2005 - CowboyNeal 423 antifoidulus writes

"CNN is reporting on a study that shows that not only did Americans buy more fuel efficient vehicles 00.000.2005 (although sadly this trend reversed itself in the later half of 2006) but they also drove slightly less on average, according to the article, 'The drop in driving was small — the average American drove 13,657 miles (21,978.8 km) per year 00.000.2005, down from 13,711 miles 00.000.2004.'

This is the first drop since the energy crisis of the late 70's. However, although SUV and mini-van sales have been falling, they still represent over half of the private vehicle sales in the United States."
Apple Gene for Red Color Found - CowboyNeal 169 FiReaNGeL writes

"Researchers have located the gene that controls the red color of apples — a discovery that may lead to bright new apple varieties. 'The red color in apple skin is the result of anthocyanins, the natural plant compounds responsible for blue and red colours in many flowers and fruits,' says the leader of the CSIRO. By identifying master genes that were activated by light, they were able to pinpoint the gene that controls the formation of anthocyanins in apples. 'As well as giving apples their rosy red hue, anthocyanins are also antioxidants with healthy attributes, giving us plenty of reasons to study how the biochemical pathway leading to apple color is regulated,' researchers said."
Feds To Recommend Paper Trail for Electronic Votes - CowboyNeal 182 flanksteak writes

"The National Institute of Standards and Technology is going to recommend the decertification of all electronic voting machines that don't create paper records. Although it sounds like this recommendation may have been in the works for a while, the recent issues in Sarasota, FL (18,000 missing votes) have brought the issue a higher profile. The most interesting comment in the story comes near the end, in which the author cites a study that said paper trails from electronic voting machines aren't all they're cracked up to be."

So many pieces of the puzzle fit together here.

It has to represent a ritual."


"The shaman, who is still a very important person in San culture, could have kept himself hidden in that secret chamber," Coulson explained. "He would have had a good view of the inside of the cave while remaining hidden himself. When he spoke from his hiding place, it could have seemed as if the voice came from the snake itself. The shaman would have been able to control everything. It was perfect.”

The shaman could also have made himself disappear from the chamber by crawling out onto the hillside through a small shaft, the scientists found.

It is known to modern San people as the "Mountains of the Gods" and the "Rock That Whispers." Their legend has it that humankind descended from the python + the ancient, arid streambeds around the hills are said to have been created by the python as it circled the hills in its ceaseless search for water.

That legend made the discovery of the stone python all the more amazing.

But inside a cave in remote hills in Kalahari Desert of Botswana, archaeologists found the stone snake that was carved long ago. It is as tall as a man and 20 feet (6 meters) long.

Scientists had thought human intelligence had not evolved the capacity to perform group rituals until perhaps 40,000 years ago.

A startling discovery of 70,000-year-old artifacts and a python's head carved of stone appears to represent the first known human rituals.

"Our find means that humans were more organized and had the capacity for abstract thinking at a much earlier point in history than we have previously assumed," Coulson said.

"All of the indications suggest that Tsodilo has been known to mankind for almost 100,000 years as a very special place in the prehistoric landscape."
The newfound python carved from stone in a cave in the Tsodilo Hills of Botswana contained more than 400 indentations that could have been made only by humans.
Sheila Coulson Spearheads buried near the python stone carving were particularly beautiful and were brought from hundreds of miles away. They have been dated to at least 70,000 years ago.
01.Dec.2006 Britain tracing poison that killed spy 

The British government began tracking radioactive hotspots in London

on Monday to trace the poison that killed a former KGB agent + three people who reported possible symptoms of contamination underwent testing by Prof. Hex
01.Dec.2006 Steel for Muslim blades of crusade came from India 

'By empirically optimising their blade-treatment procedure, craftsmen ended up making nanotubes more than 400 years ago,'

said lead researcher Peter Paufler of the University of Technology in Dresden, Germany. posted by Prof. Hex
01.Dec.2006 Mystery lights reported second night in a row  For the second night in a row residents in western Victoria have reported seeing a bright light in the sky. posted by Prof. Hex
01.Dec.2006 Blogging Armageddon  They predicted 9/11 - what else does Debkafile know? posted by Prof. Hex
01.Dec.2006 Out of this world solution to a Scottish standing stone  The Newton stone is a small, rather unassuming pillar in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. On one side is faded, ancient writing, on the other a curling snake and cylindrical patterning. Many would say that it is a typical example of a Scottish standing stone.
Lost cities, hidden libraries, Atlantis, Velikovsky - this one's got it all. Neat stone though.
posted by Prof. Hex
01.Dec.2006 Digging for lost treasure in Darbandykhan 

Once upon a time, or as the Kurds would say, habu nabu, there was an Armenian King, Nerses, that ruled the Sassanian Empire (

226-651 AD), which included Kurdistan within its borders.

Standing high on a hill in the Berkl area near Darbandykhan is one of the only known remaining Sassanian monuments + it is a monument to King Nerses. posted by Prof. Hex
01.Dec.2006 Finding buried treasure 

From Yorktown Beach alone, Ina Finn has filled a long tray with silver and gold. A 10-carat white gold ring with 10 small diamonds lies next to a small button dating back to the Civil War era.posted by Prof. Hex
01.Dec.2006 Maya Teased Ears Through Architecture 

Some ancient civilizations may have had an ear - not just an eye - for architecture.

Two recent studies suggest early builders intentionally added unusual + often psychedelic, sound effects to their structures. posted by Prof. Hex
01.Dec.2006 In search of lost time  Nature Magazine on the Antikythera Mechanism. posted by Prof. Hex
01.Dec.2006 Researchers see link between moon cycles and stock market  If you've always suspected there's a little lunacy in the stock market, now there's proof. posted by Prof. Hex
01.Dec.2006 Scientists find first known human ritual  A startling discovery of

70,000-year-old artifacts and a python's head carved of stone appears to represent the first known human rituals. posted by Prof. Hex
Judge Strikes Down Parts of Executive Order on Terrorism:

A Los Angeles federal judge has ruled that key portions of a presidential order blocking financial assistance to terrorist groups are unconstitutional, further complicating the Bush administration's attempts to defend its aggressive anti-terrorism tactics in federal courts.

01.Dec.2006 Struggling U.S. dollar triggers currency concerns: The sudden weakness of the U.S. dollar began late last week, soon after Chinese officials suggested that holding a lot of dollars might be a losing investment strategy. Investors read that as a signal that the massive trade and financial imbalances between Asia and the U.S. may be about to unwind.

01.Dec.2006 US setbacks see dollar plunge to near 15-year low: An 8.3pc crash in US industrial orders and an admission by the Federal Reserve chairman that Washington does not know how bad housing really is set off another day of wild gyrations on the currency markets.

01.Dec.2006 Dollar woes poised to carry over into next year: Greenback is down about 50% vs. euro in past five years; down 6% vs. yen

01.Dec.2006 Stranger than fiction? Man ordered imprisoned for threatening President Bush: An Israel-born Palestinian was sentenced Tuesday to federal prison but was credited with time already served on charges that he threatened to castrate President Bush while involuntarily committed at a mental hospital.
01.Dec.2006 "Russian spy" Litvinenko 'smuggled nuclear material' : Alexander Litvinenko, the poisoned former Russian agent, told the Italian academic he met on the day he fell ill that he had organised the smuggling of nuclear material out of Russia for his security service employers.

01.Dec.2006 Bolivia passes sweeping land law : Bolivia's Senate met in a surprise session late on Tuesday and quickly passed a controversial land redistribution bill after opposition unity collapsed in the face of marches for weeks by thousands of landless Indians in support of the measure.

01.Dec.2006 Brawl, Standoff in Mexican Congress : Lawmakers wrestled, slapped each other and tumbled across the floor of Mexico's Congress after opposition legislators threatened to block the inauguration of the incoming president, whom they accuse of stealing the election.
01.Dec.2006 How Bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets and the FBI - And Why Patrick Fitzgerald Failed to Stop Him :

New details have emerged about how an al Qaeda spy named Ali Mohamed penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets and the FBI before the 9/11 attacks. We speak with investigative journalist Peter Lance about his new book, "Triple Cross." Video and transcript
01.Dec.2006 Russia starts supplies of Su-30 fighters to Venezuela : Russia has shipped the first two Su-30MK2 multi-role fighters to Venezuela under a contract signed in July 2006, an aircraft manufacturing industry official said Thursday.

01.Dec.2006 Radiation found on spy probe planes : Traces of radiation have been found on two British Airways aircraft at Heathrow Airport after tests were being carried as part of the probe into the death of former Russian spy Viktor Litvinenko.

01.Dec.2006 Chubais links ex-PM mystery ailment to journalist, ex-spy death : - Russia's electricity giant head and architect of the 1990s reforms said the mystery illness of his reformer colleague was linked to the recent killings of an investigative journalist and an ex-spy.

01.Dec.2006 British security forces 'colluded in international terrorism': British security forces colluded in acts of international terrorism in the 1970s, an Irish Parliment committee said in a hard-hitting report today

01.Dec.2006 1,245 Secret CIA Flights Revealed by European Parliament: The Parliament's draft report concludes "member states had knowledge of the programme of extraordinary rendition and secret prisons."

01.Dec.2006 The case of Mohammed El Zari and Ahmed Agiza: Violations of fundamental human rights by Sweden confirmed

01.Dec.2006 Victim of CIA Kidnapping and Abuse, Seeks Acknowledgement, Explanation and Apology: The ACLU today argued before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that its lawsuit on behalf of Khaled El-Masri, a victim of the CIA’s policy of “extraordinary rendition,” should proceed. Earlier this year a federal district court in Alexandria, VA dismissed El-Masri’s lawsuit based on the government's argument that allowing it to proceed would jeopardize state secrets.

01.Dec.2006 Government offers $2 million and apology to U.S. Muslim: The government also issued an unusual apology to Brandon Mayfield for the "suffering" caused by his wrongful arrest and imprisonment. It acknowledged that the ordeal was "deeply upsetting" to Mayfield and his family.

01.Dec.2006 Apology Note: The United States acknowledges that the investigation and arrest were deeply upsetting to Mr. Mayfield, to Mrs. Mayfield + to their three young children + the United States regrets that it mistakenly linked Mr. Mayfield to this terrorist attack.

01.Dec.2006 Judge: Bush can’t designate groups as terrorists: A federal judge struck down President Bush's authority to designate groups as terrorists, saying his post-Sept. 11 executive order was unconstitutional and vague, according to a ruling released Tuesday

01.Dec.2006 Suspected bomb found on Ohio highway: A device that appeared to be a bomb was found under an overpass on a busy Interstate highway near Cincinnati on Wednesday + local media said a bomb squad removed and destroyed it.

01.Dec.2006 London stock trader urges move to 'amero': Says many unaware of plan to replace dollar with N. American currency Ross Ice Shelf could 'collapse quickly': SCIENTISTS working in Antarctica fear the Ross Ice Shelf, an ice platform the size of France, could collapse quickly and trigger a rapid rise in sea levels.

01.Dec.2006 Focus on Their Color; Fail to See Their Humanity: According to the New York Times, on November 25, 2006, hours before he was to be married, Sean Bell was shot and killed in a hail of police bullets.

01.Dec.2006 Exploration In Social Inequality: :

00.000.1974, when income inequality was at its lowest point, the top 10 % of U.S. households had incomes 31 times that of the poorest 10 % and four times greater than median-income households. Twenty years later, these numbers had inflated to 55 times the poorest and six times the median.

01.Dec.2006 11/29/06 Saudi Arabia Will Protect Sunnis if the U.S. Leaves-By Nawaf Obaid
As the economic powerhouse of the Middle East, the birthplace of Islam and the de facto leader of the world's Sunni community (which comprises 85 % of all Muslims), Saudi Arabia has both the means and the religious responsibility to intervene.

01.Dec.2006 Iranian President Ahmadinejad's letter to the American people -By Mahmoud Ahmadinejad President of the Islamic Republic of Iran
If the US Government meets the current domestic and external challenges with an approach based on truth and Justice, it can remedy some of the past afflictions and alleviate some of the global resentment and hatred of America.

01.Dec.2006 MEPs condemn Britain's role in 'torture flights'-By Richard Norton-Taylor and Nicholas Watt in Brussels
Britain's role in CIA "torture flights" was roundly condemned yesterday by the European parliament in a scathing report which for the first time named the site of a suspected secret US detention centre in the EU - at Stare Kiejkuty in Poland.

01.Dec.2006 The Torture Society-By Ted Rall
The United States is trying to burnish its nasty image as one of the world's leading torture states--not by eliminating torture, but by silencing its victims. In a remarkable bit of legal sang-froid, the Bush Administration has filed a brief in its case against Majid Khan asking a federal court to seal its torture of him as "top secret."

01.Dec.2006 Six Muslim Leaders Removed in Handcuffs From US Airways Plane After Praying in Airport - Democracy Now Interview

After their release, US Airways denied them passage on any of its other flights and refused to help them obtain tickets through another airline. Two of the imams joins us in our firehouse studio. Click to listen . Audio and transcript
01.Dec.2006 Perilous Power: The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy : Perilous Power is a dialogue about U.S. policy in the Middle East between two of the most astute analysts of this part of the world: Noam Chomsky and Gilbert Achcar.

01.Dec.2006 China nearing deal to develop huge Iran field: China’s Sinopec Group is near to clinching one of its biggest overseas deals, to develop Iran’s giant Yadavaran oilfield, a top Chinese industry official said yesterday.
01.Dec.2006 Ya'alon leaves New Zealand in wake of arrest warrant for war crimes : Former Israel Defense Forces chief of staff Lieutenant General (res.) Moshe Ya'alon left New Zealand this week, after a warrant was issued for his arrest for suspected war crimes.

01.Dec.2006 Apartheid: Israelis adopt what South Africa dropped: As a South African and former anti-apartheid advocate who visits the Palestinian territories regularly to assess the human rights situation for the U.N. Human Rights Council, the comparison to South African apartheid is of special interest to me.

01.Dec.2006 Amira Hass: The IDF is sending your sons on apartheid missions: Yassin, who had returned from overseas a few months earlier, had apparently not yet internalized the fact that it is dangerous to remind a soldier that a Palestinian is a human being.
01.Dec.2006 Iraqis could assume security by June 2007: Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Thursday that his country's forces would be able to assume security command by June 2007 -- which could allow the United States to start withdrawing its troops.

01.Dec.2006 Sadr seeks anti-USoccupation bloc in Iraqi parliament : Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is building an anti-US occupation parliamentary alliance to demand the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, some of his party's lawmakers have told AFP.

01.Dec.2006 Bush vows to keep troops in Iraq until asked to leave : "We're going to stay in Iraq to get the job done so long as the government wants us there."

01.Dec.2006 Defense Eyeing More Deployments to Iraq: The Pentagon is developing plans to send four more battalions to Iraq early next year, partly to boost security in Baghdad, defense officials said Wednesday.

01.Dec.2006 Why the U.S. study group won't solve anything: The forthcoming report by James Baker's Iraq Study Group has enjoyed the biggest public buildup since the Segway. And it is likely to be just as big of a bust.
01.Dec.2006 Iraq Panel to Recommend Pullback of Combat Troops -By DAVID E. SANGER and DAVID S. CLOUD
The bipartisan Iraq Study Group reached a consensus on Wednesday on a final report that will call for a gradual pullback of the 15 American combat brigades now in Iraq but stop short of setting a firm timetable for their withdrawal, according to people familiar with the panel’s deliberations.

01.Dec.2006 Text Of Secret U.S. Security Adviser’s Iraq Memo -classified secret
Following is the text of a Nov. 8 memorandum prepared for cabinet-level officials by Stephen J. Hadley, the national security adviser + his aides on the National Security Council. The five-page document, classified secret, was read and transcribed by The New York Times .

01.Dec.2006 Robert Gates is Rumsfeld Lite; Hadley—Just Lite -By Ray McGovern
Gates is shown to be more parrot than innovator in his responses to a questionnaire given him by the Senate Armed Services Committee, which takes up his nomination on Dec. 5.

The Highjacking of a Nation

01.Dec.2006 The Auctioning of Former Statesmen & Dime a Dozen Generals -By Sibel Edmonds
Operating invisibly under the radar of media and public scrutiny, lobby groups and foreign agents have become the ‘epicenter’ of our government, where former statesmen and ‘dime a dozen generals’ cash in on their connections and peddle their enormous influence to the highest bidders turned clients.

01.Dec.2006 Hezbollah announces its campaign to bring down the Lebanese government -By Sophie McNeill in Beirut
King Abdullah of Jordan's comment this week -- that he is more worried about Lebanese violence than Iraq -- is seen by Hezbollah as another U.S. attempt to meddle in Lebanese affairs. "King Abdullah is always worried when the Americans are worried," scorns Noureiden. "And the Americans are worried because they are weak in Lebanon and the opposition against them is very strong."

01.Dec.2006 Palestinians are being denied the right to non-violent resistance
Human Rights Watch has lost its moral bearings
By Jonathan Cook in Nazareth
If one thing offers a terrifying glimpse of where the experiment in human despair that is Gaza under Israeli siege is leading, it is the news that a Palestinian woman in her sixties -- a grandmother -- chose last week to strap on a suicide belt and explode herself next to a group of Israeli soldiers invading her refugee camp.

01.Dec.2006 We Are All Tortures Now! 1 Minute Video
This video provides some evidence of the type of torture engaged in by by our allies. As citizens of the U.S. each of us is responsible for the actions of our government. We are complicit in the torture, distance from the tools used to inflict pain in no way reduces our part in these disgusting acts of barbarity.
- Warning -

This video contains graphic images and audio of torture and should only be viewed by a mature audience. Click here to view
01.Dec.2006 Well, forget for the moment that incompetence is a prerequisite for a Bush Administration appointment.

Isn't it a little more than hypocrisy to appoint a guy who doesn't believe in family planning to oversee the program for our entire nation? The BuzzFlash GOP Hypocrite of the Week.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune Editorial: "Bush talks nonsense about situation in Iraq" and "Through arrogance, willful ignorance and stubborness, Bush has created in Iraq a real dog's breakfast -- a mess."

Would You Like to See Bush and His Band of Criminals Indicted? Well, Here is the Book That Does It: "United States v. George W. Bush et al."
Do You Want Handguns in National Parks? The NRA and George Allen Do. Keep Our National Parks Free of Gun Guys Packing Heat. Add Your Name Here.
Tell Five Friends About George Allen's Efforts to Allow Gun Guys Packing Handguns Into Our National Parks!

01.Dec.2006 Dave Lindorff: Doomed by Politics + by Ourselves - A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution
Dr. J.'s Short Shot: Iraqi Straws in the Wind

01.Dec.2006 Elliot D. Cohen: The Real Lesson of Vietnam: Don't believe things just because they're "official." - A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution
Peter Rost: Whistleblowers: Fired, Silenced . . . and Killed - A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution

01.Dec.2006 Ela Malek, in case you don't know, is the waitress who served Litvinenko that fateful day. Many believe that the poisoning occurred during that meal, although an alternative theory holds that the hit occurred during an earlier meeting over tea with former Russian Prime Minister Yegor Gaidar. Gaidar became violently ill later.
One of the intriguing aspects of this case is that the victims are also considered suspects...
Larisa Alexandrovna is at least ten parsecs ahead of every other blogger in her investigation of this topic. I would note, though, that one school of thought (which Larisa would probably sneer at) ascribes the hit to Poland. No, really : See here. The following paragraphs have a certain interest: Before Putin moved in to take over Yukos Oil from the Russian criminal syndicates, there were plans to build a Russian-German gas pipeline through Poland. After Poland was taken over by a neo-con team of identical twins Lech and Jaroslaw Kaczynski, who serve as President and Prime Minister, respectively, Poland not only began to conduct a witch hunt against ex-Communists but also became a base of operations for the anti-Putin Russian-Israeli exiled gangsters and oligarchs.
Named as Defense Minister was former American Enterprise Institute resident scholar Radek Sikorski, who also happens to be married to Washington Post editorial board member and leading neo-con journalist Anne Applebaum, also a leading critic of Putin (along with a number of so-called "liberals," including Clinton ambassador to the UN Richard Holbrooke).
After Putin decided, along with former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, to bypass Poland and build the Russo-German pipeline under the Baltic Sea, Sikorski unleashed a barrage against Russia and Germany. He likened the pipeline deal to the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Agreement that carved up Eastern Europe, including Poland, between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. Sikorski asked German Chancellor Angela Merkel to cancel the pipeline deal but she refused.
We now know that Litvinenko was working on unspecified "energy issues" in London. We also know he has been described as a Russian-Israeli "double agent" and was reported to have transferred classified Russian documents in Yukos to a Russian-Israeli exiled oligarch in Tel Aviv. Double agents are always in danger from the party they are working against. Those persuaded by this line of thought may cast a suspicious glance toward Ela, who is of Polish descent. Personally, I am certain that she is innocent. She now fears that she too has been exposed to the toxin. In her words: One of my good friends who regularly served Mr Litvinenko has a weird rash all over her face which won’t go even with antibiotics. She is scared to death — we all are.
And my mum is absolutely panic-stricken. She calls me from Poland every day to make sure I’m still OK. It is awful waiting for the hospital results. I am just praying it will be all right. Ela insists that the kitchen staff played no role in this affair.
The other suspect would be his lunchtime companion Mario Scaramella, a very spooky fellow "who runs an organisation which tracks nuclear waste." Scaramella, who had his fingers in many different pies, was part of the Mitrokhin Commission which investigated KGB influence in Italy. He is said to have gone into hiding.
Larisa's the go-to writer on this story. I can only add one small observation.
Radioactive poisoning is no new trend in the spy trade. Many years ago, an exceptionally disreputable source told me that an American spook murdered a troublesome broadcaster using a radioactive needle. The needle (I was told) came sheathed in a lead-lined box, rigged to shoot-out its toxic payload at the push of a button. The preferred tactic is to hide the needle within a mattress or chair known to be used habitually by the victim.
I should emphasize that this claim came to me second-hand from a source no-one in his right mind would consider trustworthy. But years after I heard this story, I read a passage in a book describing just such a device. Trouble is, I cannot recall where I read about the lead box weapon. Perhaps one of my readers recalls having encountered the same passage...?
I mention this injector-set business in order to float the notion that the polonium may not have been ingested. Needles can be exceptionally fine + only a small amount of this substance is lethal. Perhaps it was injected . Perhaps a mere scratch proved deadly.
I wonder if the cops checked the victim's mattress?
Consider the notion. Sleep on it.

französisches Wissenschaftsmagazin "Science et vie" et-

Wurden die geschätzten fünf Millionen Einzelsteine aus den Pyramiden von Gizeh tatsächlich aus Kalk und Bindemitteln gegossen?

Wenn ja, dann hieße das "Science et vie" zufolge: Die Arbeiter waren deutlich weniger am Bau beteiligt als bislang angenommen.

Damit würde die Historie des antiken Pyramidenbaus widerlegt:

Die Steine hätten nicht aus den weiter entfernten Brüchen geschlagen werden müssen und so hätte es auch keine langen Transportwege gegeben. tos/AFP

Weitere Untersuchungen haben zudem ergeben, dass die Brechungsspektren der Pyramidensteine und der Steinbruch-Proben deutlich voneinander abweichen.

Antiker Betonbau - "auch wenn es Ägyptologen nicht gefällt"

Die Klötze, die zu den Pyramiden von Gizeh aufgetürmt wurden, stammen doch nicht aus Steinbrüchen: Die Blöcke wurden aus Kalk und Bindemitteln zusammengemischt und geformt, hat eine neue Untersuchung ergeben.

Die These könnte die Historie der alten Ägypter teilweise umkrempeln.
Zuletzt hatte der Ätna im Jahr 2002 Schäden an Gebäuden und Einrichtungen angerichtet.
Der älteste Ausbruch des Vulkans, der sich zurückverfolgen lässt, fand nach Angaben der Smithosonian Institution 6190 Jahre vor unserer Zeitrechnung statt - plus oder minus 200 Jahre.
Im Mittelalter, 1169, starben nach einem Ausbruch und einem dazugehörigen Erdbeben 15.000 Menschen.
Im Jahr 44 vor Christus verdunkelte sich nach einem großen Ausbruch der Himmel über Rom; im Mittelmeerraum bis nach Ägypten finden sich Berichte von Missernten.
Rund 1500 Jahre vor unserer Zeitrechnung gab es am Ätna geologischen Untersuchungen zufolge eine gewaltige Eruption.
01.Dec.2006 Börse: US- Daten weisen den Weg nach unten
01.Dec.2006 Amtsantritt Calderón: Parlamentarier pfeifen und johlen, Fäuste und Stühle fliegen

01.Dec.2006 Geheimdienst- Affäre: Litwinenkos Kontaktmann mit Polonium verseucht
01.Dec.2006 Bundeswehr- Missionen: Weltpolizei wider Willen
01.Dec.2006 Kursrutsch: Schwache US- Daten alarmieren Anleger

01.Dec.2006 Finanzkrise: Greenpeace will jede achte Stelle streichen
01.Dec.2006 Große Koalition: SPD- Chef Beck beklagt mangelndes Wir- Gefühl
01.Dec.2006 Empfindliches Ökosystem: Fremde Quallen fressen sich durch Kieler Förde
01.Dec.2006 Juden- Deportationen: Bahn gibt im Streit über Holocaust- Ausstellung nach

01.Dec.2006 Der Papst in der Türkei: Benedikts Bergpredigt
01.Dec.2006 Fall Litwinenko: Heiße Spur zu kriminellen russischen Agenten

01.Dec.2006 Gesundheit: Nur Erwachsene sollen Zigaretten kaufen dürfen
01.Dec.2006 Armut als Massenmarkt: "Die globale Wirtschaft ignoriert fünf Milliarden Konsumenten"
01.Dec.2006 Kleckern statt Klotzen: Ägypter gossen Steine aus Beton

01.Dec.2006 Bush- Maliki- Gipfel: "Die Uno muss den Irak übernehmen"

01.Dec.2006 Niederlande: Amnestie für Tausende abgelehnte Asylbewerber

01.Dec.2006 Problemstoff Kohlendioxid: Auf die Klimabremse treten

01.Dec.2006 Drohung gegen US- Finanzbranche: Experten zweifeln an Hacker- Qualitäten der Qaida
01.Dec.2006 Gefährlicher Sex: Die unbeachteten Geschwister von Aids
01.Dec.2006 Sicherheitspolitik: Bundestag beschließt Anti- Terror- Datei
01.Dec.2006 Libanon: Hisbollah will mit Massenprotesten Regierung stürzen

01.Dec.2006 Verschwörungstheorien: Die Psychologie der Konspiration
01.Dec.2006 Anti- Terror- Maßnahme: USA geben Flugpassagieren heimlich Risikonoten
01.Dec.2006 Stahlgeschäft: ThyssenKrupp erzielt Rekordgewinn

01.Dec.2006 Fall Litwinenko: Scotland Yard verdächtigt russischen Geheimdienst

01.Dec.2006 Philippinen: Hunderte Tote durch gigantische Schlammlawine
01.Dec.2006 Erkrankter Politiker Gaidar: Polizei sucht Verbindungen zum Litwinenko- Giftmord
Christenverfolgung im Irak: "Wer bleibt, stirbt"

01.Dec.2006 Terrorgefahr: Al- Qaida droht US- Finanzbranche mit Hacker- Angriff

01.Dec.2006 Kompromiss: Koalition einigt sich auf Rauchverbot in der Öffentlichkeit - mit Ausnahmen
01.Dec.2006 HIV: Osteuropa droht Aids- Katastrophe