11.Nov.1990 (Wolfgang Achtner, Sunday Independent) http://users.westnet.gr/~cgian/gladio.htm OPERATION GLADIO ITALY 1947 Origins of Gladio
00.000.1947 "As early as-the United States was constructing a clandestine network in Northern Italy
00.Sep.2005 Richard DeVos, is co-founder of the major Republican benefactor Amway.
the board concludes as to the current whereabouts + status of the
00.000. -at the time of the hearings- was Richard DeVos .
also noted that right-wing ... alfatomega.com/20041202.html
Telegraph, stating that
man's impact on the environment has been 'downgraded'.
A UN report has found that our species has not had as large effect on climate change as was previously thought.
The average temperature is still due to rise almost 5 degrees C
in the next 100 years,
bringing drastic changes in weather patterns.
From the article:
"The panel, however, has lowered predictions of how much sea levels will rise in comparison with its
00.000.2001 -last- report.
Climate change skeptics are expected to seize on the revised figures as evidence that action to combat global warming is less urgent.
insist that the lower estimates for sea levels and the human
impact on global warming are simply a refinement due to better
data on how climate works rather than a reduction in the risk
posed by global warming."
be tried in Sheol for his
crimes against Souls
a city-state with a large Chilean population
to celebrate the passing
the first life + the arrival in Hell of Augusto
Gedenken an Johannes Paul II.: Monumentale Papststatue eingeweiht
Strategie: Präsident Talabani lehnt Baker- Bericht komplett
Thought: When will Bush,
Rumsfeld + Blair be prosecuted as the Criminal Kingpins?
00.000.2000 as chairman of New Yorkers for Giuliani in his Senate race, I have thought often of their similarities.
Both approached politics as Catholic intellectuals, inclined to study a problem with open-minded mental rigor, then, once decided, to attack it with moral fervor and an intolerance of other views.
were lawyers and prosecutors, Kennedy as attorney general of the
United States, Giuliani as U.S. attorney for the Sou... Source:
Jude Acosta Viral
Fear And The State Of National Insecurity- What
makes media-induced fear so destructive? What makes us so
10.Dec.2006 President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) ... to Israeli colonisation of Palestine.
Israel "must refrain…from colonizing the West Bank
... has written a courageous ... Source:
+ the principal question being discussed about Iraq now is not
how the US might win but how the US will get out and when. The
midterm election marked a new starting point for the subject +
the Iraq Study Group moved past that point to specific
recommendations. George Bush
still insists that victory is possible, but his intransigence
merely demonstrates his confusion and detachment from reality.
The latest milestone on the path to total withdrawal was a speech
this week by Senator Gordon Smith of Oregon. Smith has been a
cheerleader for Bush
and his Iraq adventure, but on Thursday he announced a change of
heart: I, for one, am at the end of my rope when it comes to
supporting a policy that has our soldiers patrolling the same
06.Dec..2006 06-12 PM ET James Baker + Lee Hamilton
So many careers and reputations have been ravaged by Iraq. Even James Baker, the canniest of operators, has now met his Waterloo.
of the Iraq Study Group—which Baker co-chaired with Lee
Hamilton, that other Wise Man-wannabe—was doomed to fall
short of expectations. But who knew it would amount to such an
amorphous, equivocal grab bag. Its outline
of a new "diplomatic offensive" is so disjointed that
even a willing president would be left puzzled by what precisely
to do + George W. Bush
seems far from willing.
Lebanon (AP)-Thousands of Hezbollah-led
protesters gathered in downtown Beirut on Sunday, demanding Prime
Minister Fuad Saniora cede some power to the opposition or step
US Rep. Cynthia McKinney
today became the first US Congresswoman to introduce Articles of Impeachment against President Bush, as well as Vice President Cheney + Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice ... Source: http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_matthew__061209_us_rep__cynthia_mcki.htm by Matthew Cardinale http://www.opednews.com
This article courtesy of Atlanta Progressive News.(APN) ATLANTA -
Rep. Cynthia McKinney today became the first US Congresswoman to
introduce Articles of Impeachment against President Bush,
as well as Vice President Cheney and Secretary
of State Condoleeza Rice.
Ian Blair has been cleared officially of any misconduct charges
over his handling of the aftermath of the Stockwell shooting ...
claimed the legal action was unfair be... Source:
America's underground economy stubbornly resists reliable study or measurement. Its overall size may be anywhere from 5 % to 10 % of America's GDP. Estimates of annual unpaid taxes range from $200 billion to $500 billion. Even the low ballparks are high. So, why do the dynamics remain so mysterious?
answer is that under-the-table deals are by their nature
surreptitious + whether you're paying an undocumented immigrant
to rake your lawn, underreporting the money your restaurant made
on a Saturday night, or dealing crack in a schoolyard, you're not
likely to expound on those activities to an academic (much less
an IRS investigator). It doesn't help that social scientists tend
to employ the bluntest of tools. In their best-seller
Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner tell the story of a grad
student, Sudhir Venkatesh, who entered poor black Chicago
neighborhoods armed with a wonky questionnaire while studying
urban poverty in the late 1980s. The typical response to
questions like, "How do you feel about being poor and
black?" was so contemptuous that Venkatesh wondered whether,
in addition to the multiple choice answers ranging from a) Very
Bad to e) Very Good, he should perhaps have appended f) for Fuck
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are not defeated by power. We defeat ourselves at the behest of
other ongoing terrorist threat -by
Jennifer L. Pozner, The Boston Phoenix
The Iraq Study Group: Official damage control and cover-up- by Larry Chin, Global Research Excerpt:
Iraq Study Group is charged with bringing "fresh eyes"
to the Middle East conflict. However, one glance at the directors
of the ISG should remove any illusions. The ISG's leaders are
world-renowned American elites and Cold Warriors, each of whom
played major roles in the crimes of the Reagan-Bush
and Clinton administrations.
We've seen plenty of examples of the Bush administration's love for rewarding disaster.
Screw up a little?
Screw up a lot?
Medal of Freedom time!
What does BushCo do about success?
That's been harder to characterize, because
have been so few successes in this administration that the policy
went untested. ...
He had just uncovered indications that a major oil company was cheating,
costing taxpayers millions more.
His reward was to be "reorganized" out of a job.
In Bush World success cannot be tolerated
especially success which takes money from his pals in the oil
More insidious is the manner in which the Democrats, who are about to take over the US Congress, have framed their arguments for withdrawal.
Last Saturday the newly elected House majority leader, Steny Hoyer, suggested that the Americans would pull out because the Iraqis were too disorganized and self-obsessed.
the days ahead, the Iraqis must make the tough decisions and
accept responsibility for their future," he said. "And
the Iraqis must know: our commitment, while great, is not
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.
00.000.1984 to "bring down" the leftist government, according to a declassified memo released by a nonprofit research group ...
sounds like Donald Rumsfeld," said Thomas Blanton, director
of the National Security Archive. "It shows the same kind of
arrogance and hubris that got us into Iraq."
The story which broke on Friday about a traveler risk scoring system called the Automated Targeting System, or 'ATS' evokes an image of an Orwellian world in which the State compiles a secret dossier on every individual + sorts the population according to secret criteria, assigning each person a 'risk'.
The individual has no recourse to challenge his risk rating + he has no way of correcting any false or incomplete information about him. http://www.disinfo.com/site/displayarticle17965.html
DISINFORMATION (as of Thu, 18:56:03 +0000)
as on CNN,
Africa comes to us cloaked in genre, whether as action-adventure, thriller, moral melodrama or the full-court tragedy of a continent under siege from poverty, disease, corruption and all-round postcolonial chaos.
(For black comedy, unless you count The Last King of Scotland, you'd have to reach back a quarter of a century to the home-grown The Gods Must Be Crazy.
http://www.disinfo.com/site/displayarticle17968.html - Will Bush Listen To Reason?(published on Thu,
18:16:15 +0000)'WASHINGTON -- The headline could be "The
Wise Men Strike Back" or maybe "The Wise Men Strike
Out."'Wednesday's press conference unveiling the report
of the Baker-Hamilton commission was as close as Washington comes
to a Rorschach test.
President Bush appearing to reject the main suggestions offered by the Iraq Study Group.
And he wasn't alone.
On the day after the report was released, U.S. lawmakers and officials, as well as foreign leaders, reacted skeptically to the committee's recommendations.
USA Today leads with figures that show the number of reservists and members of the National Guard who claimed that they suffered negative consequences at their civilian jobs after returning from duty increased approximately 30 % since 2002. In the 2006 fiscal year, the Labor Department received 1,548 complaints from servicemembers.
Complaints vary, but reservists and National Guard members are sometimes fired, reassigned, or lose benefits after they go back to their civilian jobs.
paper emphasizes the figures don't reflect the extent of the
problem because many cases are resolved before reaching the Labor
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complete but unofficial returns, Jefferson, Louisiana’s
first black congressman since Reconstruction, received 57 % of
the vote over state Rep. Karen Carter, who had 43 % .”
After enduring years of posturing on Iraq by Fox’s Brit Hume and the National Review’s Bill Kristol on the Fox News Sunday roundtable, Jaun Williams reached his limit. This morning, Williams said, “Sometimes I just want to scream. You guys have been going on since this thing began.”
Williams noted that Hume and Kristol “don’t give credit to people…who said from the start this is a mistake.” Instead, “now it’s everybody’s a surrender monkey or impatient or squeamish or weak.” Watch it: Transcript:
WILLIAMS: Squishy, impatient, you know, they’ll be in the land of milk and honey? What do you imagine, an American administration is coming in, Republican or Democrat, after President Bush that’s just going to lay down and run away like scared little —
HUME: It will not be phrased that way. Listen, Juan, it’s very simple.
This is really — sometimes i just want to scream. You guys
have been going on since this thing began. I mean, you don’t
give credit to people, Nancy Pelosi, Howard Dean, Barbara Lee,
people who said from the start this is a mistake. You put them
down. Now it’s everybody’s a surrender monkey or
impatient or squeamish or weak. Why can’t you say, hey,
there’s a real problem in Iraq?
On the Senate floor Thursday night, Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR) said Bush’s Iraq policy “may even be criminal.” This morning on ABC’s This Week, Smith elaborated on his criticism of Bush, calling his Iraq policy a “dereliction” and “deeply immoral.” Smith said the death of ten soldiers on Wednesday made him go from “steamed to boiled” about Bush’s failed policies.
Watch it: Bush_s_Iraq_Policy_Deeply_Immoral">Digg It! Transcript:
STEPHANOPOULOS: Senator Smith, let me begin with you. That was clearly a deeply personal speech + it showed a dramatic change of heart. What triggered it?
SMITH: Waking up the other morning and turning on the news + hearing that yet another ten of our soldiers died the same way that several thousand have —
SMITH: Wednesday, to roadside bombs. I went from steamed to boiled + I felt I had to speak out because if we’re going to be there, let’s win. If we’re not, let’s at least fight the war on terror in a way that makes sense.
STEPHANOPOULOS: You said in that speech that current policy may be criminal.
I said it. You can use any adjective you want, George. But I have
long believed in a military context, when you do the same thing
over and over again, without a clear strategy for victory, at the
expense of your young people in arms, that is dereliction. That
is deeply immoral.
One of the key recommendations of the Iraq Study Group was direct, unconditional engagement with Iran and Syria.
This morning on Fox News Sunday, Sen. Sam Brownback — one of the most conservative members of the Senate — embraced the recommendation, but with an unusual twist. Brownback said that the administration should “park” Vice President Cheney in the region, leading the diplomatic effort. Watch it:
Of course, Cheney has been one of the primary forces within the administration resisting direct engagement with Iran and Syria. Transcript:
BROWNBACK: I’m not — I’m not jumping ship. I just think it’s time that we really put pressure on the situation. And we’ve been very patient with this + we’ve invested a lot. I do think as well it’s time for us to put diplomatic pressure to the point where you just park the Vice President and Secretary of State in the region. It’s shuttle diplomacy going back and forth between the countries that will receive us, really pushing on them to stop funding things into iraq and start working with us, because they don’t need a civil war in that region either +
really have them start coming to the table instead of just
sitting back and even hurting the situation inside of Iraq.
Donald Rumsfeld has arrived in Iraq on a
to thank US troops for their service just days before he steps
down from his post, a Defense Department spokesman said.”
suggesting there will be considerable political pressure on the next Congress to do so.”
Kaiser Family Foundation poll found “substantial
of Democrats (92%), Independents (85%) + Republicans (74%)”
support such negotiations.
As the 109th Congress drew to a close, Sen. Gordon Smith took to the Senate floor and delivered a scathing indictment of President Bush’s policy in Iraq. Gordon said, “I, for one, am at the end of my rope when it comes to supporting a policy that has our soldiers patrolling the same streets in the same way being blown up by the same bombs day after day.”
I, for one, am at the end of my rope when it comes to supporting
a policy that has our soldiers patrolling the same streets in the
same way being blown up by the same bombs day after day. That is
absurd. It may even be criminal. I cannot support that any more.
I believe we need to figure out not just how to leave Iraq but
how to fight the War on Terror and to do it right.
Bush began his talk by comparing himself to President Harry S Truman, who launched the Truman Doctrine to fight communism, got bogged down in the Korean War and left office unpopular.
Bush said that “in years to come they realized he was right and then his doctrine became the standard for America,” recalled Senate Majority Whip-elect Richard Durbin, D-Ill. “He’s trying to position himself in history and to justify those who continue to stand by him, saying sometimes if you’re right you’re unpopular + be prepared for criticism.”
Durbin said he challenged Bush’s analogy, reminding him that Truman had the NATO alliance behind him and negotiated with his enemies at the United Nations. Durbin said that’s what the Iraq Study Group is recommending that Bush do now - work more with allies and negotiate with adversaries on Iraq.
Durbin said, “reacted very strongly. He got very animated
in his response” and emphasized that he is “the
commander in chief.” (Via
dumped an unfinished budget on the Democrats about to take power,
with the Senate barely
meeting a midnight deadline to pass a stopgap spending bill
putting the government on autopilot until Feb. 15. Bush
quickly signed the bill on Saturday. The failure to pass budget
bills for domestic agencies, said Rep. David Obey, D-Wis.,
amounted to ‘a blatant admission of abject failure by the
most useless Congress in modern times.’”
At a Pentagon townhall meeting today, outgoing Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said he began reading books about the U.S. Civil War, but “turned away from that” because he “there were so many people killed and wounded + they were all Americans.” Rumsfeld said he began reading books about WWII. instead.
Rumsfeld appears to be in denial about civil wars, refusing to read books on the U.S.’s history and failing to recognize there is one going on currently in Iraq. Watch it: Full transcript:
QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, I’m wondering what books you read while you were secretary that you found most useful and edifying.
RUMSFELD: Well, I’ve read a great many books. They’re all history books; a number about the Revolutionary War and about George Washington and John Adams and others, Jefferson.
I started reading a number of books about the Civil War. And one particularly good one was a book on Ulysses S. Grant. But I stopped. I found the struggle going on — gosh, those years, there were so many people killed and wounded + they were all Americans, except for the foreign fighters who came over from Germany and Poland and elsewhere.
I turned away from that and read a great deal about World War II.
And that has been basically what I’ve been reading.
In the coming days, Congress will likely pass a “tax extenders” bill to “renew popular expired tax breaks,” such as the “research credit, a deduction for tuition and other college expenses + a deduction for teachers who spend money out of their own pocket for classroom supplies.”
But Congress has decided to use the bill for partisan purposes. In closed-door negotiations, Congress “added a tax break benefiting high-income taxpayers that was never passed by either the full House or Senate.” The measure would increase the amount that individuals could contribute to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), “thereby allowing those who could make these additional contributions to shelter even more of their income from taxation.” A look at these HSAs:
– HSAs are disproportionately used by high-income individuals . The Government Accountability Office found “that the average income of HSA users was $133,000 in 2004, compared to $51,000 for all non-elderly tax filers.”
– The higher the participants’ incomes, the larger their tax-deductible HSA contributions. According to a GAO study, the “average HSA contribution made by participants with incomes exceeding $200,000 was more than double the average contribution made by participants with incomes below $50,000.”
– Many HSA participants are use their accounts as tax shelters.
00.000.2004 the “majority of people with HSAs withdrew no funds from the accounts…and HSA participants in the focus groups that the GAO convened spoke of using their HSAs for tax sheltering purposes.”
House ethics committee has concluded that Republican leaders did
not break any rules in handling ex-Rep. Mark Foley’s
improper advances to former male pages but were
negligent in protecting the teenagers,
a congressional aide said Friday.”
The United States is involved in two wars — Iraq and Afghanistan — that it is not winning. If the situation is dire and deteriorating, as the Iraq Study Group concluded, why is Mr. Gates — who was confirmed by the Senate on December 6 — waiting 12 days to go to work? Why is Donald Rumsfeld, the leading architect of the failed strategy in both Iraq and Afghanistan, still on the job?
One theory is that Mr. Gates wants to preside at the fall graduation ceremonies at Texas A&M before he begins at the Pentagon. If he headed to the Middle East today, he could be back by December 15 to distribute diplomas. Given the rich tradition of the A&M Corps of Cadets, Mr. Gates presence as Secretary of Defense rather than university president would be equally fitting.
Given the severity of the situation — 30 U.S. troops died in Iraq during the first week of December — a Senate-confirmed Mr. Gates should now be in charge. There is literally not a moment to lose. Over the next 7 days, he should undertake a detailed fact-finding mission to both Iraq and Afghanistan. He should have extensive conversations with key military commanders — Generals John Abazaid, George Casey, Jim Jones, Karl Eikenberry and British General David Richards — to receive an operational update and set a new tone with the military leadership as the Iraq Study Group suggested.
Later in December, he should confer with the military chiefs and the National Security Council principals in order to make informed recommendations to the President on a new military strategy. Most significantly, he should strongly recommend that the President accept the Iraq Study Group’s judgment to end the U.S. combat mission in Iraq within 15 months.
President should be in a position to announce this change of
course as soon as possible. –
One of the core recommendations of the Iraq Study Group was direct engagement with Iran and Syria without preconditions. President Bush quickly dismissed the idea:
If people come to the table to discuss Iraq they need to come understanding their responsibilities to not fund terrorists, to help this young democracy survive, to help with the economics of the country. And if people are not committed, if Syria and Iran is not committed to that concept, then they shouldn’t bother to show up .
The American people, however, overwhelmingly support direct talks with both countries. From a new poll by WorldPublicOpinion.org:
was raised that a
report on the Foley scandal would be issued this afternoon,
but staffers for the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct
did not respond to rumors sweeping through Capitol Hill…A
spokesman for Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi said the California
Democrat would be disappointed if the investigation is unresolved
when the House adjourns either today or tomorrow.”
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) + incoming Speaking Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
have notified their colleagues that they will try to add an anti-pay-raise provision to a must-pass bill that provides funds to keep the government running.
71 % : Number of Americans who disapprove of President Bush’s handling of the Iraq war, an “alltime high” according to a new AP-Ipsos poll.
As a final act, the Do-Nothing 109th Congress will push for approval of what is likely to be “the last major pro-drilling bill during the Bush presidency —
a measure that would open a large swath of the Gulf of Mexico to energy exploration.
The drilling provision was part of a $45-billion tax and trade bill that was expected to pass the House today and be sent on to the Senate.”
“The 109th Congress is packing its bags for good and leaving town today without enacting nine of the 11 appropriations bills that pay for the federal government.”
“It’s a spectacular disorder of chaos,” said incoming House Appropriations Chair David Obey (D-WI). “We will have to run a cleanup brigade.”
Lawyers representing Donald Rumsfeld “are set to appear in federal court”
today “in response to a lawsuit charging that the Defense secretary authorized torture + other illegal abuse of military detainees in Afghanistan and Iraq - including at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison.”
“The annual number of reservists and National Guard members who say they have been reassigned, lost benefits or been fired from civilian jobs after returning from duty has increased by about 30% since 2002.”
For the second year in a row, the Committee to Protect Journalists’s “annual survey found the total number of journalists in jail worldwide has increased.”
Nearly one-third of the 134 incarcerated reporters, editors, and photographers “published their work on the Internet.”
“Across the country, half a dozen federal libraries are closed or closing . Others have reduced staffing, hours of operation, public access or subscriptions.”
Critics of the closings say they “could lose access to research materials” because the libraries “house collections vital to scientific investigation and the enforcement of environmental laws.”
And finally: Will the gentleman from Tennessee please yield for a bearhug?
“Apparently taking the Democrats’ pledge of civility seriously, Sen. Harry M. Reid of Nevada bearhugged a startled Sen. Bill Frist yesterday, as Frist, the outgoing majority leader, bid farewell to his colleagues on the Senate floor. As the two men firmly shook hands, the Democrat unexpectedly reeled Frist in closer.
an awkward two-step, Frist even hugged back a little.” “As
man-hugs go, this one was definitely
uncomfortable to watch.”
Yesterday, Tony Snow claimed that the Iraq Study Group report contained “no suggestions for drop-dead dates or benchmarks” for the redeployment of U.S. forces. While the ISG report is filled with so many caveats that it’s difficult to tell what it is actually saying, one implication is clear: the Iraqis have one year to take over military operations — or else.
In other words, yes, it’s a timetable, Tony.
On page 72, the report calls for “all combat brigades not necessary for force protection to be out of Iraq. At that time, U.S. combat forces in Iraq could be deployed only in units embedded with Iraqi forces.” Recommendation 42 of the report says that we should “seek to complete the training and equipping mission by the first quarter of 2008.”
By indicating that “combat brigades” should be out of Iraq by early 2008, the clear implication of the ISG report is that the Iraqis have a little more than a year to fully take over military operations. What has caused confusion is that the report leaves open the possibility of “embedding” an unspecified number of U.S. troops in Iraqi units after the first quarter of 2008. This has led many to believe that the troop redeployments called for by the ISG report would be very limited.
But the embedding of U.S. troops is conditional on the Iraqis having a capable fighting force. You cannot embed U.S. forces unless there is a stable, disciplined + effective Iraqi fighting force. As Michael Gordon pointed out today, many in the military do not believe the Iraqi military will be capable of supporting embedded forces in a year. But that is precisely the challenge that ISG is putting to the Iraqis.
if the Iraqis are unable to support embedded U.S. troops, the
report states that the U.S. “carry out its plans, including
planned redeployments, even
if Iraq does not implement its planned changes.”
The implication, in other words, is that if Iraqis don’t
’stand up,’ we are all out of there in 14 months. –
Today, with Vice President Cheney presiding over the Senate chamber, Bill Frist delivered his farewell address, urging his colleagues not to be influenced by “destructive partisanship.” Watch it:
An odd statement coming from Frist, who in his four years as Majority Leader allowed one polarizing issue after another to divide the Senate and the nation. ThinkProgress recounts some of Frist’s partisan ploys:
Frist Pushed Gay Marriage Ban. “Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Monday he plans a vote in early June on a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, a move likely to fail but sure to spark a fiery election-year debate.”
Frist Pushed Flag Burning Amendment. “Amending the Constitution to prohibit flag burning may be considered political posturing in the nation’s capital, says Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, but it’s not pandering to the GOP’s conservative base to pursue such protection. ‘It’s important to the heart and soul of the American people,’ said Frist.”
Frist Lumped Minimum Wage Hike With Estate Tax Cut. “The only opportunity this year to increase the minimum wage and renew popular tax breaks will be linked to a reduction in the estate tax, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said Tuesday. … ‘It’s now or never,’ Frist said.”
Frist Bucked Bush On Immigration, Proposed Enforcement-Only Bill. “Maneuvering toward a pre-election showdown on immigration, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist on Sunday said he would seek passage of legislation to secure the borders and predicted Democrats would resist. ‘Right now I got a feeling the Democrats may obstruct it,’ said Frist.”
Frist Offered False Medical Diagnosis From Senate Office. “Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), a renowned heart surgeon before becoming Senate majority leader, went to the floor late Thursday night for the second time in 12 hours to argue that Florida doctors had erred in saying Terri Schiavo is in a ‘persistent vegetative state.’ ‘I question it based on a review of the video footage which I spent an hour or so looking at last night in my office,’ he said.”
Frist Advocated Teaching Intelligent Design. “Echoing similar comments from President Bush, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said ‘intelligent design’ should be taught in public schools alongside evolution.”
I think, as a consequence, we are moving toward a body that has too much of a two-year vision, governing for that next election, rather than a body with a 20-year vision, governing for the future.
As we consider the future of the institution, I urge that we ask ourselves what it is that our forefathers envisioned. Is today’s reality what they foresaw?
I urge that we consider our work in this chamber. What is it really all about? Is it about keeping the majority? Is it about red states versus blue? Is it about lobbing attacks, in some way, across the aisle, back and forth? Is it about war rooms, whose purpose is not to contrast ideas but to destroy? Or is it more? […]
I think we need to remember this vision of the Senate: that the framers established the Senate to protect people from their rulers and as a check on the House and on the passions of the electorate.
let us not allow these passions of the electorate be reflected as
destructive partisanship on this floor.
Among scientists, there is no doubt humans are responsible for climate change. One of the few remaining doubters is Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK).
In his last week as chair of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee,
Inhofe said goodbye “with a final hearing aimed at spanking the press for its coverage of climate change.” A few lowlights from Inhofe’s hearing:
The media does deserve to be criticized for its climate change coverage; for years, reporters have tried to show “journalistic balance” by injecting more doubt than can be supported by scientific evidence.
The media watchdog FAIR explains why the concept of “fairness” applies differently to scientific issues than it does to political issues:
The professional canon of journalistic fairness requires reporters who write about a controversy to present competing points of view. When the issue is of a political or social nature, fairness - presenting the most compelling arguments of both sides with equal weight - is a fundamental check on biased reporting. But this canon causes problems when it is applied to issues of science. It seems to demand that journalists present competing points of view on a scientific question as though they had equal scientific weight, when actually they do not.
have long inserted doubt into their reporting on climate change.
A FAIR study found that between 1988 and 2002,
% of articles in the mainstream media”
cast doubt on global warming science.
The Bush administration has consistently bashed the media for ignoring all the “good news” in Iraq. In Oct. 2003, President Bush said, “And, listen, we’re making good progress in Iraq. Sometimes it’s hard to tell it when you listen to the filter. We’re making good progress.”
But according to the Iraq Study Group (ISG) report released
yesterday, the Bush administration has actually been filtering out the bad news in Iraq by underreporting violence “in order to suit the Bush administration’s policy goals.” From pp. 94-5:
In addition, there is significant underreporting of the violence in Iraq. The standard for recording attacks acts as a filter to keep events out of reports and databases. A murder of an Iraqi is not necessarily counted as an attack. If we cannot determine the source of a sectarian attack, that assault does not make it into the database. A roadside bomb or a rocket or mortar attack that doesn’t hurt U.S. personnel doesn’t count. For example, on one day
00.Jul.2006 there were 93 attacks or significant acts of violence reported. Yet a careful review of the reports for that single day brought to light 1,100 acts of violence. Good policy is difficult to make when information is systematically collected in a way that minimizes its discrepancy with policy goals.
addition to manipulating statistics, the administration has spent
$20 million “for extensive monitoring of U.S. and Middle
Eastern media in an effort to promote
more positive coverage of news from Iraq.”
frühere chilenische Diktator Augusto Pinochet ist tot. Der
91-Jährige sei im Kreise seiner Familie gestorben, teilte
ein Arzt des Militärspitals in Santiago mit.
Uhr Ortszeit (18.15 Uhr MEZ) starb. In den Tagen zuvor hatten die
Ärzte seinen Zustand...
die FAZ schreibt ?Der Uranpreis hat abgehoben.? und ?[Er] ... ist
förmlich in die Vertikale übergegangen.?, so muss schon
wirklich etwas passiert sein. Fünf wesentliche Gründe
haben zu einer Vervielfachung des Preises von Uran innerhalb
kurzer Zeit geführt:
Urantransporte fahren immer wieder durch Deutschland. Um keine
Aufmerksamkeit zu erregen werden die Transporte getarnt. Aber die
Sicherheit dieser Transporte ist dennoch mangelhaft. Die Gefahren
die solche Transporte implizieren, terroristische Anschläge
und Raubüberfalle, sind unkalkulierbar. Wie leicht
ungenügend gesicherte Transporte von radioaktiven...
investigators Saturday found traces of radiation in an apartment
connected to a Russian businessman who met the spy on the day he
by Prof. Hex
A long-awaited British police report into Princess Diana's death due this week could finally lay to rest conspiracy theories that she was murdered rather than that she died the victim of a tragic accident. posted by Prof. Hex
Ancient is largest, best preserved earthwork of its kind in
America. Its purpose is not known. posted
by Prof. Hex
10.Dec.2006 South American leaders study unity : South American leaders have agreed to create a high-level commission to study the idea of forming a continent-wide community similar to the European Union
10.Dec.2006 Chile's Pinochet dead: EX-DICTATOR Augusto Pinochet died today a week after suffering a heart attack, Chilean television reported.
10.Dec.2006 Pinochet death 'saddens' Thatcher : Former prime minister Baroness Thatcher is "greatly saddened" by the death of Augusto Pinochet, said a spokesman.
: Augusto Pinochet
: Captain-general Augusto Pinochet, who has died aged 91, was the
most notorious of Latin America's 20th-century military rulers.
More than 1,000 stone-throwing Afghans tried to break down an outer gate at the main U.S. base here Tuesday while demanding the release of eight detained villagers +
Afghan troops fired warning shots +
to beat “the mob”
U.S. troops also fired into the air.
10.Dec.2006 Pressure piled on Lebanon government:
of thousands of flag-waving protesters flooded central Beirut
overnight after a call by the Hezbollah-led opposition to step up
their 10-day campaign to topple Lebanon's Western-backed
Bush Aides Seek Alternatives to Iraq Study Group’s Proposals, Calling Them Impractical : Administration officials say their preliminary review of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group’s recommendations has concluded that many of its key proposals are impractical or unrealistic + a small group inside the National Security Council is now racing to come up with alternatives to the panel’s ideas.
is undermining British war effort, say military chiefs :
Confidential report speaks of 'serious tensions' in the coalition
over strategy in Iraq and Afghanistan
According to the EPA, about 85 % of highway diesel filling stations offer ULSD. In Autopia.
Rubber Lets Sweat Out
Scientists develop a light, breathable material for hazmat suits
that keeps toxins out while letting water vapor escape. This
could be the new Gore-Tex. By Cyrus Farivar.
Technology may be the key to replacing fossil fuels, but let's not be blinded by science. In Autopia.
10.Dec.2006 Debating Traveler Terror Ratings Two prominent lawmakers call a controversial program that assigns risk scores to international travelers secret + unlawful.
administration disagrees, saying it's talked about the program
repeatedly. In 27B Stroke 6.
security experts are raising new questions about comScore,
claiming that company's tracking software is being installed
without consent on an unknown number of computers. The
widely-used online research company takes screenshots of every
Web page viewed by its 1 million participants, even transactions
completed in secure sessions, like shopping or online checking.
ComScore then aggregates the information into market analysis for
its clients, which include such large companies as Ford Motor,
Microsoft and The New York Times Co." From the article:
"'[The] software is sneaking onto users' computers without
the user agreeing to receive it,' says Harvard University
researcher Ben Edelman, who documented at least ten unauthorized
comScore downloads. Eric Howes, director of malware research at
antivirus company Sunbelt Software + his researchers separately
observed hundreds of unauthorized comScore downloads in a
three-month period this fall."
Colbert calls it 'truth that comes from the gut, not books.'
Merriam-Webster calls it their 2006
Word of the Year. The word, first introduced [Windows media] on
'The Word' segment of The Colbert Report, won by a five-to-one
margin. In spite of Colbert's ironic dismissal of dictionaries
and other reference books, will Colbert's coined word actually be
added to those books? With media outlets like CNN and MSNBC
covering it, the idea may very well have truthiness."
assumptions about fire, long held by investigators, have been
overturned in recent years as scientists have come to understand
concepts like 'flashover'. The repercussions of these findings is
having an effect not unlike the use of DNA in crime-solving;
people are being set free + old cases are being re-examined. From
the article: "Significantly, flashover can create very hot
and very fast-moving fires. And it can occur within just a few
minutes, dashing the concept that only arson fires fueled by
accelerants can quickly rage out of control. The studies began to
chip away at the old beliefs -- critics call them myths -- but it
took years. Through the 1980s, texts at the National Fire Academy
in Emmitsburg, Md., still taught the traditional techniques. It
wasn't until 1992, when a guide to fire investigations by the
National Fire Protection Association -- 'NFPA921: Guide for Fire
and Explosion Investigations' -- clearly laid out, in a document
relied upon by authorities nationwide, that the earlier beliefs
UK is heavily involved in the JSF (Joint Strike Fighter program)
but has recently considered abandoning the project because the US
refuses to share the source code. The UK had intended to purchase
$120 billion dollars worth of aircraft to operate on two new
aircraft carriers, but is now seriously considering Plan 'B'.
This is likely to be further investments in the Eurofighter
Typhoon project." From the article: "It appeared that
Tony Blair and George Bush
had solved the impasse in May, when they announced an agreement
in principle that the UK would be given access to the classified
details on conditions of strict secrecy. The news was widely seen
as evidence that the Prime Minister's close alliance with the
American President did have benefits for Britain ... 'If the UK
does not obtain the assurances it needs from the US then it
should not sign the Memorandum of Understanding covering
production, sustainment and follow-on development,' the MPs
That Once Called Upon Clinton To Resign Are Silent On Bush
Weapons Brought With Our Money End Up in the Hands of the
Insurgents. Another Colossal Bushevik
cash Dem holds on in Louisiana runoff 12/11
Miles describes the work of the
Behavioral Science Consultation Teams
(known as BSCTs, or ' biscuits ')
: groups of psychiatrists ...
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to be owned or controlled or both by Adnan Khashoggi,
a Saudi Arabian arms bermuda-online.org/intcoys.htm
did this with controversial partners as John Deuss
+ Ted Shackley,
... affair with the former wife of famous arms dealer Adnan
; MP; ... home.planet.nl/~reijd050/organisations/Le_Cercle.htm
Shackley was hired by oil baron John Deuss to organise shipments of oil to ...
an international arms dealer + associate of the British crown,
He did this with controversial partners as John Deuss + Ted Shackley,
forces training + equipment for Libya has been negotiated by
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Deuss en de Ruski’s. datum: maandag
06.Nov.2006 onderwerp: Puzzel Party ... onderwerp:
Holland en de Khashoggi
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month the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Khashoggi
+ Ramy Al ... And with the media having reduced Deuss
to a balance sheet over the ...
set about to create Five Star Trust as a means ...
the Big Muddy with a story attributing Deuss
' childhood scars to firebombing ...
John Deuss of Holland + Iran Contra + oil to apartheid South Africa fame ... +
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SEC Charges Khashoggi
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was then under a global oil embargo that Deuss's
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former chairman of Bermuda Commercial Bank was transferred into
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connection, I decided to revisit my own archives . . . John
Fashion Label - Alexandra ...
Cuban Connection · Death of the Nation State ...
Cuban Connection · Death of the Nation State ...
a 64-year-old Dutch oil trader + banker, was detained by police
on Bermuda after his disappearance from his luxury home on the
island ... www.guardian.co.uk/crime/article/0,,1923187,00.html
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sister, Martina, was arrested by Dutch police in the...
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denn "Demokratie heißt Entscheidung durch die
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09.Dec.2006 Georgia Rep. McKinney introduces bill to impeach Bush: In what was likely her final legislative act in Congress, outgoing Georgia Rep. Cynthia McKinney introduced a bill Friday to impeach President Bush.
09.Dec.2006 Why is President Bush's brother hanging out with an alleged Russian mobster? : If you look at this innocuous little tidbit from the Guardian UK, you'll see that Neil Bush, brother of President George W. Bush, is palling around in public with exiled Russian billionaire Boris Berezovsky at a sporting event in England
09.Dec.2006 A Weaker Dollar and a Receding US Influence: Central banks worldwide began discarding the dollar in favor of the euro in an attempt to minimize their losses following the decline in the value of the US currency.
Orleans to Raze Public Housing:
Public housing officials decided Thursday to proceed with the
demolition of more than 4,500 government apartments here,
brushing aside an outcry from residents displaced by Hurricane
Katrina who said the move was intended to reduce the ability of
poor black people to repopulate the city.
vs. “The Lobby” -By
- When Will the First IED Strike Cleveland? -By William Lind
"Deadeye Dick's Gun Club" and Shoot Anyone Without
Being Prosecuted! Post a Magnet of Your Membership for All to See
-- And Fear!
press to Bush:
Why should we believe you? 12/10
09.Dec.2006 Deutsches Image: Comeback des Superstars
09.Dec.2006 Siemens- Affäre: Top- Manager packt aus
09.Dec.2006 Windenergie: Der Ingenieur dreht ein großes Rad
Luft: Baustellen- Staub tötet Hunderte Kalifornier pro Jahr
sous différentes orthographes en français
(Har-Maguédon,Harmaguédon,Har-Meguiddon ou encore
Har-Maguédôn),est un lieu symbolique mentionné
dans le www.tlaxcala.es/pp.asp?reference=979&lg=fr
McMillan, chosen by President Bush
as the next Navy
+ awaiting Senate confirmation, died yesterday from a gunshot
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Bush Names Defense Contractor Navy Secretary
Bush Nominates Navy, Air Force Secretaries,
The Associated Press ...
... of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems,
become the Navy
's top civilian ... www.truthout.org/docs_2005/081705E.shtml
Secretary of Navy nominee commits suicide Kelly A 07-25-2003, 03:28 PM
sure why this isn't in the national news...from
at his southern New Mexico ranch from a self-inflicted gunshot
wound to the head, the Office of the Medical Investigator said
found dead about noon Thursday at his Three Rivers Ranch in
northern Otero County.
discusses security risks at YCSU event YCSU disappointed by
attendance ... www.yaledailynews.com/article.asp?AID=2260
Definition : preemptive attack - (DOD) An attack initiated on the ...
Im Land des giftigen Staubs ...
was also the Secretary
of ... www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/archives/002355.php
Europäische Touristen mit Identifikations- Chip verscharrt -
Panorama ... Faschistischer Gruß: Ermittlungen gegen
Lazio-Kapitän di Canio - Sport ...
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Former Secretary of the Navy to speak at KU Former Navy secretary to speak at KU (
) James Webb Web site ...
Defying 206 years of history + tradition,
a move is gaining momentum
to change the title of the secretary of the Navy
recognize his role ...
Secretary of the Navy Gordon R. England spoke at Pearl Harbor yesterday on his way back to Washington, D.C.
predicted an extended war ...
: Government Officials :
of the Navy
Stephen R. Mallory, officer of the Confederate States Government
03.Jan.2006 THE HONORABLE DONALD C. WINTER ... is the 74th Secretary of the Navy, sworn into office....
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I herewith transmit to Congress a communication from the
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of the Navy Frank Knox to handle contracts, tax and
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Nancy Harb - Almendras, Submitted by author,
Letter from Palestine - Morning Came ... Israel’s silent
holocaust against the Palestinians ...
Editor, ... Mr. Eisen merely protests the perverse use that the '
Holocaust ' as the tragedy is officially ...
HARB ALMENDRAS Wiesbaden, Germany. # posted by umkahlil @ 4:41 PM
... Return Bullet in the Right Eye Israel's Silent Holocaust
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Israel's "New anti-Semitism" is Leading to Nuclear
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Upper Hand Of The Israeli Lobbies In The West, Part 5: Holocaust
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Maurizio Campisi interviews Sergio Ramírez; Translated
from Italian by Gianluca Bifolchi + revised by Nancy Harb
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of Holocaust museum in Nazareth invited to Tehran ... Translated
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Vice president of GeoMiliTech Consultants Corporation
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Schweitzer was fired + later worked for GeoMilitech, a Washington arms brokerage.
Schweitzer again was in the news, this time with Major General
... including AK-47s, to Christian militias in Lebanon.8
weapons worth $5 million were shipped to Contra forces in
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told the joint congressional Iran-Contra committee that he was
advising individuals with GeoMiliTech,
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Eastern Europe's Arsenal on the Loos -Polish weapons worth $5
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GeoMiliTech wanted to become a central clearinghouse for all of the CIA's weapons purchases...
weapons worth $5 million were shipped to Contra forces in
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"This is the promise of the 3-D Optical Data Storage system developed at the University of Central Florida (UCF).
This technology allows to record and store at least 1,000 GB of data on multiple layers of a single disc.
The system uses lasers to compact large amounts of information onto a DVD and the process involves shooting two different wavelengths of light onto the recording surface.
By using several layers, this technique will increase the storage capacity of a standard DVD to more than a terabyte.
more for additional references and a diagram showing how this
two-photon 3D optical system reads data."
"Following on from the story on the Gower Report in the UK, a host of musicians (over 4,500 of them, including poor, starving stars such as U2, Paul McCartney and Peter Gabriel) have taken out a big ad in the FT
back the call for an extension to copyright in the UK. Allegedly,
that's what the British public wants — although the survey
seems to be asking a different, rather biased, question."
From the article: "A spokesman for the Open Rights Group,
which campaigns for greater digital rights, said: 'The big music
firms have done a good job of persuading some artists to sign up
to this but anyone who reads the Gowers review will see it
demolishes the arguments for extension. An awful lot of content
creators are not represented by this and recognise an extension
will do nothing for creativity and nothing for the public.'"
is changing its course to use an old technology for its new
battery manufacturing. ZDNet is reporting on comments from Sony
Electronics President Stan Glasgow, where he said that Notebook
makers will 'likely' soon choose to incorporate lithium polymer
batteries (a battery technology that emerged nine years ago) over
the current commonly used type, lithium ion batteries." From
the article: "Lithium polymer batteries use lithium as an
active ingredient. Lithium is a volatile material, but the
lithium in these batteries isn't packed into cells as it is in
lithium ion batteries. Instead, it is contained in a polymer gel.
These gel batteries can't provide the same sort of energy density
as lithium ion batteries, but that's now a plus."
is running an interview with Greg Papadopoulos, CTO of Sun
Microsystems, about the Very Near Future where he essential sees
the Internet as no longer competitive. He has blogged his belief
that the end game is here and nothing is likely to unseat the new
world order." From the C|Net article: "It's called
software as a service. It really is the running of what we think
of as IT through the network. You don't buy software, you buy the
consequence of the software. That starts with the small and
medium enterprises. eBay, in my mind, is the leading example of
small businesses being absorbed by services. Anybody who clicks
their store on eBay is in fact consuming a service. They are
contributing to a larger-scale eBay rather than them buying some
server and sticking it on their desk."
Analysten der Banc of America stufen die Aktie von Ericsson (ISIN
SE0000108656/WKN 850001) von "neutral" auf "buy"
Die Analysten der UBS stufen die Aktie von Eli Lilly (ISIN US5324571083/WKN 858560) unverändert mit "neutral" ein.
Kursziel werde von 63 auf 60 USD gesenkt. /ac/a/u)
S. Ramachandran und Diane Rogers-Ramachandran forschen am Center
for Brain and Cognition an der University of California in San
00.000.1630-00.000.1685 K. Charles II.en), der sich sehr für die Wissenschaften interessierte + die Royal Society gründete.
pflegte zum Tode verurteilte Gefangene visuell zu "enthaupten"
- noch vor ihrer tatsächlichen Hinrichtung.
Seine Fläche ist fast neunmal so groß wie die des Vollmonds am Himmel.
reißt ein ganz schönes Loch in Ihre Wahrnehmung,
welches Ihr Gehirn mühsam auffüllen muss.
An dieser Stelle der Netzhaut, der Papille, befinden sich keine Photorezeptoren, weil dort der Sehnerv das Auge verlässt.
Erstaunlicherweise nimmt man nun an Stelle des Kreises nicht etwa ein Loch oder einen dunklen Schatten wahr.
Vielmehr füllt unser Sehsystem die entsprechende Fläche mit der Farbe der angrenzenden Umgebung aus.
Gehirn, so scheint es, mag keine Leere.
Wie schafft es das?
Indem es eine Reihe schlauer Vermutungen über statistische Wahrscheinlichkeiten anstellt.
Täuschungen bringen diese unbewussten Vorgänge, die im
Verborgenen ablaufen, an den Tag.
ist jene große Region vollkommen abgeschnitten vom
irdischen Sediment-Kreislauf, fragten sich David Rea und
Fachblatt "Geology" versuchen die Forscher nun, eine
Antwort zu geben.
während der Jahrmillionen haben sich vielerorts Hunderte
Meter dicke Schlickschichten in der Tiefsee
In a "sneak peak"
revealing a grim side effect of future warmer seas,
new NASA satellite data found that the vital base of the ocean food web shrank
as the world's seas got warmer.
09.Dec.2006 Exxon Spends Millions to Cast Doubt on Warming :
The world's largest energy company is still spending hundreds of thousands of $$ to fund European organisations that seek to cast doubt on the scientific consensus on global warming + undermine support for legislation to curb emission of greenhouse gases.
break bill may open Gulf drilling:
An agreement on a tax package Thursday moved Congress closer to
opening a vast area in the Gulf of Mexico, 125 miles south of
Florida's panhandle, to oil and gas drilling.
after WWI. much like the most recent two Bush generations are to the present one.
09.Dec.2006 British cops quiz Russians Poison traces in embassy: POLICE probing the death of Alexander Litvinenko yesterday revealed he WAS murdered - as traces of the poison that killed him were found in our Moscow embassy.
09.Dec.2006 Bolivia's president signs into law contracts nationalizing natural gas: President Evo Morales signed into law Sunday contracts that give the government control over the operations of foreign energy companies, completing a process begun May 1 with the nationalization of Bolivia's petroleum industry.
President-elect Rafael Correa on Thursday rejected a U.S. bill
that would renew trade preferences for the Andean countries of
Peru and Colombia, but not Ecuador + Bolivia.
case you missed it: CIA
signed secret directive on interrogating terror suspect :
"a directive signed by President Bush
granting the CIA the authority to set up detention facilities
outside the United States and outlining interrogation methods
that may be used against detainees," the civil liberties
union said, based on its review of published accounts.
09.Dec.2006 Iraqis Say Report Offers Little Hope : "I think this report was written in the first place to generate agreement among the Americans themselves and to find cooperation between the Democrats and the Republicans in order to achieve U.S. interests," Mahmoud Othman said. "The absence of an Iraqi representative on the panel is a shortcoming."
U.S. Lied About Level Of Violence In Iraq
-By ROBERT BURNS
the limits of invasion journalism
-By John Pilger
09.Dec.2006 In case you missed it: -Orwell Rolls in His Grave Video "Could a media system, controlled by a few global corporations with the ability to overwhelm all competing voices, be able to turn lies into truth?..." Click to view
09.Dec.2006 The Roman Empire is falling - so it turns to Iran and Syria -By Robert Fisk-The Roman Empire is falling. That, in a phrase, is what the Baker report says. The legions cannot impose their rule on Mesopotamia. Continue
We Got Beat Fair and Square
-By Mike Whitney
for Sale: Iraq Study Group Recommends Privatization-By
We're At War? : George Bush
Is Not The Problem-This
Is A Must watch Video
With Fascism on CNN Headline News: -By
Fair.org - Host
Glenn Beck threatens Muslims with concentration camps. Continue
09.Dec.2006 U.S. asks judge to bar testimony about Padilla military custody: Federal prosecutors asked a judge Thursday to prevent terror suspect Jose Padilla's defense lawyers from questioning Defense Department officials or obtaining documents about Padilla's treatment during 3 1/2 years in military custody as an "enemy combatant."
09.Dec.2006 Rumsfeld faces personal suit by detainees: The case is an attempt to have U.S. officials held accountable for alleged abuse of Iraqi and Afghan civilians who were never held as enemy combatants or charged with any
09.Dec.2006 Rumsfeld Wants Torture Case Dismissed: Outgoing Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that would hold him personally responsible for allegations of torture in oversees military prisons.
09.Dec.2006 New Guantanamo prison condemned : Human Rights Watch has renewed its calls for the Guantanamo Bay detention facility to be shut down as inmates were being moved to a new maximum-security jail there.
09.Dec.2006 'Dirty War' extradition approved: A Uruguayan judge has approved the extradition to Argentina of six former military and police officers to face trial on human rights charges.
09.Dec.2006 Kyrgyzstan's president wants to revoke U.S. troops' immunity: President Kurmanbek Bakiyev on Thursday called for U.S. troops deployed in the former Soviet nation to be stripped of diplomatic immunity after a U.S. serviceman fatally shot a Kyrgyz civilian.
09.Dec.2006 Ex-KGB spy 'was poisoned in hotel': All seven bar staff working at the Pine Bar in the Millennium Hotel that night have tested positive for polonium-210, the radioactive isotope that killed Litvinenko. Health authorities are trying urgently to contact the 250 customers using the busy bar on November 1.
09.Dec.2006 Fannie Mae Final Tally: $6.3 Billion Overstated: It took an army of accountants two years and more than $1.4 billion to quantify the mess, but Fannie Mae yesterday issued the final tally of its accounting errors, saying it overstated past profits by $6.3 billion.
09.Dec.2006 U.S. Criminal Probe Rattles $2 Trillion Municipal Bond Market: U.S. Justice Department prosecutors subpoenaed more than a dozen banks and insurers three weeks ago, seizing documents from three brokers in a search for evidence of bid rigging. Lawyers say it's the biggest criminal investigation of the almost 200- year-old market, where municipalities have more than $2 trillion of debt outstanding.
09.Dec.2006 $8bn spent a month leaves no money to clean toilets: During a recent visit to a military family centre at Fort Hood in Texas, Joyce Raezer was dismayed to find a sign in a stall in the ladies' room. It asked women to clean up because janitorial service had been cut back.
09.Dec.2006 Impact of police being sent to Iraq felt on street: The deployment of thousands of police officers to Iraq, Afghanistan and other military reserve posts is costing local law enforcement agencies up to $1.2 billion per year, according to a new analysis of Justice Department data.
09.Dec.2006 October construction activity plunges: Construction activity in October plunged by the largest amount since the recession in 2001 as home building fell for a record seventh consecutive month
09.Dec.2006 US subprime loans face trouble: The failure of a small Californian mortgage lender on Thursrday increased nervousness in the credit derivatives market about the large number of US "subprime" mortgages extended this year.
09.Dec.2006 Top-Level Insiders Selling Their Stock: America's corporate chiefs are unloading their own stocks at one of the boldest paces in 20 years.
09.Dec.2006 Productivity growth slows sharply while factory orders plunge: Growth in worker productivity slowed sharply in the summer while wages and benefits rose at a rate that was far below a previous estimate, a development likely to ease inflation worries at the Federal Reserve.
poverty on the rise as more settle outside cities:
The suburban poor outnumbered their inner-city counterparts for
the first time last year, with more than 12 million suburban
residents living in poverty, according to a study of the nation's
100 largest metropolitan areas released Thursday.
09.Dec.2006 Israeli soldiers shoot child playing with toy gun: Israel soldiers opened fire on a group of children playing with a plastic rifle in the Aydah refugee camp.
09.Dec.2006 US bill meant to twist Hamas's arm: The House of Representatives gave final passage Thursday to a bill aimed at forcing the Palestinians' ruling Hamas government to accept Israel and join negotiations toward a Palestinian state in formerly Israeli-occupied territory.
09.Dec.2006 Haniya vows not to recognise Israel : "The Zionists ... want us to recognise the usurpation of our land ... but these things will never happen.
09.Dec.2006 Analysis: Olmert rules out talks with Syria: Over the past three years Syrian President Bashar Assad repeatedly called for peace talks. Some Israelis want their government to do so, too.
Atzmon: The politics of anti-Semitism -
: Zionism is racism and Zionist ideologists are by definition
racist to the bone
09.Dec.2006 Kurds reject Iraq report : The Iraq Study Group's report on the situation in Iraq has received a strong rebuke from the leader of the northern Kurdish region of the country.
Bush 'must adopt all Iraq plan': The main authors of the report that aims to change US strategy in Iraq have urged President George Bush to follow all of their recommendations.
09.Dec.2006 A Turning Point for a Panel: 4 Harrowing Days in Iraq : For some members of the Iraq Study Group, the turning point came during four days in Baghdad in September. They found the trip so harrowing, they said, that they wondered if they could afford to wait to speak out about the disaster in Iraq.
09.Dec.2006 Iraq violence could lead to regional war -Annan: "The prospects of all-out civil war and even a regional conflict have become much more real" since the secretary-general's last report, issued three months ago, Annan said. "Therefore, the challenge is not only to contain and defuse the current violence but also to prevent escalation."
09.Dec.2006 650,000 Dead Iraqis - : In a bipartisan Congressional briefing hosted by Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH) and Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) the authors of the Lancet Study, which found that as many as 650,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed during the war, will present their full findings to Congress.
neocons have finished what the Vietcong started:
Vietnam traumatised the US but left its power intact; Iraq,
however, will be far more serious for the superpower
I stood through a memorial service today for a young Marine that was killed in Iraq back in April.
During this memorial a number of people spoke about the guy + about his sacrifice for the country.
How do you justify 'sacrificing' your life for a war which is not only illegal, but is being prosecuted to the extent where the only thing keeping us there is one man's power + his ego. Continue
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Kate Clark + director Tom Porter discover a fractured country +
an economy dominated by the drugs trade.
is becoming the burning issue.
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Sen. Gordon Smith: Iraq war "is absurd," he said. "It
may even be criminal." Smith said he is at, "the end of
my rope when it comes to supporting a policy that has our
soldiers patrolling the same streets in the same way, being blown
up the same bombs, day after day."
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09.Dec.2006 Apostelgrab: Der Hype um den Paulus- Sarkophag
dem Baker- Report: Deutsche Außenpolitiker suchen neue
Aufgaben im Irak
USA nehmen neues Hochsicherheitsgefängnis in