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11.Nov.1990 (Wolfgang Achtner, Sunday Independent) OPERATION GLADIO ITALY 1947 Origins of Gladio

00.000.1947 "As early as-the United States was constructing a clandestine network in Northern Italy

to act in the event of a communist insurrection or electoral victory."
11.Dec.2006 Source: Statewatch briefing
11.Dec.2006 Big Brass Balls:

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 person ...
20041202 He has been president, Pat Robertson has been president + the president

00.000. -at the time of the hearings- was Richard DeVos .

Hunt also noted that right-wing ...
04.Mar.1926 Richard DeVos, Sr. (b.Grand Rapids,Michigan) was a founder of ... ... His current whereabouts are unknown + many, including his wife, ... Encyclopedia entries starting with RIC

11.Dec.2006 China markets face WTO deadline China is to face greater competition from foreign banks as a WTO deadline to open its markets looms.
11.Dec.2006 UN Report Downgrades Human Impact on Climate - Zonk 84 GodInHell writes to mention an article in the

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.

Scientists 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."
11.Dec.2006 Update: 17h 30m HST 200 LLN 1 AS:
Augusto Pinochet in custody of Garda Sheolhiu at Serratoth Main Exit Terminal + en route to Sheol directly.

Will be tried in Sheol for his crimes against Souls on Terra.
Throngs of revelers have gathered in the streets of Sheol

a city-state with a large Chilean population

to celebrate the passing

from the first life + the arrival in Hell of Augusto Pinochet.
The Garda Sheolhiu has noted no violence in response to the news that has poured forth from loudspeakers all over the mountain city's downtown.
Knight Slayer of Shai' tan
Majordomo of Hell and Terra
Order of the Black Rose of the Empire
Ayatollah of Rham and its Shadow
Fair Judge Executioner of Souls
Lord Gaoler of Dis
Fifth Sea Lord of Hell
Oracle of Elections
Lord High Justice of the Court of Acts & Merits
Keeper of the Keys of all the Gates of Hell
Qadi of Hades
Chamberlain Imperial of the Necropontiff
Order of the Quartz Heart (Eng.)
Count-Palatine of Sheol
Marquis di Gehenna
Emperor Consort
White Rod
President Pro tempore Bax Culdnu
200 Low Lux Negro 1 AS

11.Dec.2006 Feedster on: gates

Das Mullah-Regime in Iran exekutierte in den ersten sieben Monaten rund 500 Kurden. Bis zur Veröffentlichung von Razmis Foto war über das Blutbad wenig bekannt geworden. Sein damaliger Herausgeber, Mohammed Heydari, jedoch entschied sich, Razmis Aufnahme zu drucken, ohne Rücksicht darauf, dass er mit Repressionen zu rechnen hatte. Tatsächlich wurde "Ettela'at" von der Regierung bald verstaatlicht. Zwei Tage nach der Erstveröffentlichung des Fotos am 29. August 1979 hatte es die Bilderagentur UPI verbreitet und war weltweit auf den Titelseiten der Zeitungen zu sehen.
11.Dec.2006 Comeback nach Hasstiraden: Mel Gibson an Kinokassen wieder Spitze
11.Dec.2006 Pinochet: Kein Staatsbegräbnis für den Diktator
11.Dec.2006 Korruptionsskandal bei Siemens: Aufseher wollen externe Prüfer

11.Dec.2006 Umstrittenes Gedenken an Johannes Paul II.: Monumentale Papststatue eingeweiht
11.Dec.2006 Augusto Pinochet: Tod eines Tyrannen
11.Dec.2006 Herzprobleme: Chilenischer Ex- Diktator Pinochet gestorben
11.Dec.2006 Massendemo in Beirut: Hisbollah bläst zum letzten Gefecht gegen die Regierung

11.Dec.2006 Merry Christmas: Weihnachtsmänner statt Hassprediger
11.Dec.2006 Konkurrenz zu YouTube: US- Fernsehkonzerne wollen eigenes Angebot

11.Dec.2006 Polonium in Norddeutschland: Staatsanwaltschaft eröffnet Verfahren gegen Litwinenkos Kontaktmann
11.Dec.2006 Mordfall Litwinenko: Hamburger Strahlenspuren gehen auf Polonium zurück

11.Dec.2006 Irak- Strategie: Präsident Talabani lehnt Baker- Bericht komplett ab
11.Dec.2006 Verbaler Rückzug: Briten sprechen nicht mehr vom "Krieg gegen Terror"
11.Dec.2006 Here you have it. The carnage in Iraq is a result of Criminal Acitivity (not a War) - BG - Telegraph News Wounded to get millions in compensation
"Hundreds of troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan are to be awarded millions of pounds in compensation following a ruling by the Government that they are victims of crime not war."

Blogger Thought: When will Bush, Rumsfeld + Blair be prosecuted as the Criminal Kingpins?
Cornered US Military Takes to Desperate Tactics in Iraq - BG -
Excerpt: People living in areas where resistance to U.S.-led occupation is mounting are facing increased levels of collective punishment from the occupation forces, residents say. Source:

11.Dec.2006 Lef's profane the memory of Bobby Kennedy - BG -
Rudy is the new Bobby Giuliani's pit-bull tenacity mirrors RFK's mettle, says ex-aide to both men BY BARTLE BULL The new film "Bobby" and the launch of Rudy Giuliani's presidential exploratory committee have brought together two seemingly disparate figures in my own experience. Having served in 1968 as Robert Kennedy's New York campaign manager +

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.

Both were lawyers and prosecutors, Kennedy as attorney general of the United States, Giuliani as U.S. attorney for the Sou... Source:
11.Dec.2006 Some Made Men Struggle to Make Ends Meet - New York Times - BG - Some Made Men Struggle to Make Ends Meet - New York Times
11.Dec.2006 Study Detects Recent Instance of Human Evolution - New York Times - BG - Study Detects Recent Instance of Human Evolution - New York Times
A surprisingly recent instance of human evolution has been detected among the peoples of East Africa. It is the ability to digest milk in adulthood, conferred by genetic changes that occurred as recently as 3,000 years ago, a team of geneticists has found.

10.Dec.2006 -By Linda Milazzo -
KENNEDYS, BUSHES And OIL: Public Interest Vs. Self Interest
The history of the United States is filled with prominent families who achieved wealth, power and influence through legitimate and/or nefarious means. But in the two hundred thirty year history of this nation, no two families have ascended to the apex of American politics like the Bushes and Kennedys of today.

By Jude Acosta Viral Fear And The State Of National Insecurity- What makes media-induced fear so destructive? What makes us so susceptible?
10.Dec.2006 Jimmy Carter on: Israeli Apartheid, Colonisation... - BG - + Ethnic Cleansing of the Palestinians

10.Dec.2006 President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) ... to Israeli colonisation of Palestine.

Example: Israel "must refrain…from colonizing the West Bank ... has written a courageous ... Source:
10.Dec.2006 Advertise your Podcast on Google Base? - BG - Google Base Becoming a Stealth Podcast Search Engine? Here's My Entry: Michael Berger talks about 911 Truth
10.Dec.2006 Absurd, Criminal + Impeachable - BG - It's been one month since the Democratic tsunami of

07.Nov.2006 + 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 streets... Source:
10.Dec.2006 Secret American talks with insurgents break down (Times of London) - BG -
— SECRET talks in which senior American officials came face-to-face with some of their most bitter enemies in the Iraqi insurgency broke down after two months of meetings, rebel commanders have disclosed. — The meetings, hosted by Iyad Allawi … Source: Times of London Link:,,2089-2496369… memeorandum permalink... Source:

10.Dec.2006 Imam, a U.S. citizen, denies terrorism links (Pamela Miller/Minneapolis Star Tribune) - BG -
Imam, a U.S. citizen, denies terrorism links — An Arizona man at the center of a controversy defended his Islamic fundraising activities and his group's actions on the flight from which they were removed. — A Phoenix imam who was one of six Muslim men removed from a US Airways flight … Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Pamela Miller Link:

10.Dec.2006 The character assassination of Jimmy Carter - BG -
Carter makes a compelling case that if Israel does not change its policies + continues to rule the Palestinians as it does, then the system they are using to control and segregate the Palestinians is in fact defacto Apartheid. There is no other word for it. But in the United States, as Carter also argues, the American media is afraid to challenge Israel's policies. The proof is in the immediate assault against Carter by Stein and by Ross. It also is in the confrontational nature of the reviews, the interviews and the writings in the media about Carter's book. Yes, Carter is getting coverage. But it is a negative, haphazard coverage that is more intellectually dishonest than the worst alleged "errors" that Stein and Ross claim are in Cater's book ... Source:

10.Dec.2006 Sandra Day O’ Connor: “My Life as a buck-passing Phony” - BG -
10.Dec.2006 Brit Hume | Special Report - - BG - Political Grapevine If you thought impeaching Bush was a dead issue, think again Videos Watch the Political Grapevine
10.Dec.2006 Headlines: 1. Israel Agrees to Reopen Mt. Zion Talks with Vatican
10.Dec.2006 The Iraq Study Group chickens out. - By Fred Kaplan - Slate Magazine - BG - The Iraq Study Group chickens out. - By Fred Kaplan - Slate Magazine
So Much for Plan B The Iraq Study Group chickens out. By Fred Kaplan Posted Wednesday,

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.

The report 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.
10.Dec.2006 Postman Patel: General Jackson gets the thumbs finger up - BG - Postman Patel: General Jackson gets the thumbs finger up

General should have acted on his concerns before he retired Letter Daily Telegraph

10.Dec.2006 Protesters Throng Lebanese Capital - New York Times - BG - Protesters Throng Lebanese Capital - New York Times Filed at 7:16 a.m. ET

BEIRUT, 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 down
10.Dec.2006 US Rep. Cynthia McKinney's Full Remarks on Her New Bush Impeachment Bill - BG - (APN) ATLANTA -

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: by Matthew Cardinale

This article courtesy of Atlanta Progressive News.(APN) ATLANTA -

US 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.
Atlanta Progressive News has obtained the following remarks prepared by the Congresswoman + has learned she was not allowed to read them on the US House Floor. The remarks are expected to become part of the Congressional Record but will not be available on until next week.

10.Dec.2006 - Truth about Pearl Harbor - BG - P,2933,235501,00.html
Was Pearl Harbor really a surprise?

10.Dec.2006 Spies sent 'to seize cash from Yukos exiles' - BG -
In his last investigation before he was murdered, Alexander Litvinenko claimed to have uncovered a plan by the Russian Federal Security Service to claw back millions of pounds from wealthy Russians who fled to London and other Western capitals. Source:,,2-2495177,00.html#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=Britain

10.Dec.2006 Ian Blair cleared by inquiry into de Menezes murder - BG -

Sir Ian Blair has been cleared officially of any misconduct charges over his handling of the aftermath of the Stockwell shooting ... Source:,,2-2495076,00.html#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=Britain
10.Dec.2006 On Fox News, Only Whites Have Rights - BG -
On Fox News, white people have unlimited rights and people of color have rights only to the extent they don't interfere with those of white people, which means, they don't really have any at all. That's fair, isn't it? The latest illustration of this point came Thursday (Dec. 7, 2006) on Fox News' "Live Desk" with Martha MacCallum. MacCallum interviewed an attorney for an Ohio bar that had put up a sign reading, "For Service, Speak English." The attorney, K.C. McAlpin, is the executive director of a group advocated English-only laws. The Ohio Civil Rights Commission contended the sign amounted to discrimination on the basis of national origin and pressured the owner to change the sign. The new sign reads, "Here we speak English."

McAlpin claimed the legal action was unfair be... Source:
10.Dec.2006 Republican Senator says Iraq war "may even be criminal" - BG -
Now Oregon's Republican Senator Gordon Smith is right. Bush's war is criminal. How come it took him so long to figure this out?: Oregon Sen. Gordon Smith, a Republican who voted in favor of the Iraq war in 2002 and has supported it ever since, now says the current U.S. war effort is "absurd" and "may even be criminal." In an emotional speech on the Senate floor Thursday night, Smith called for changes in U.S. policy that could include rapid pullouts of U.S. troops from Iraq. He said he never would have voted for the conflict if he had known the intelligence that President Bush gave the American people was inaccurate. "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... Source:

10.Dec.2006 Elizabeth De La Vega's Criminal Indictment Of George W. Bush Et Al.
The very process of getting those subpoenas out there, getting witnesses out there, getting this evidence that we already have in the public record, into a hearing format, is essential. The more we can illuminate the truth, the more people are going to understand ... we have to have these hearings in Congress. That is what I'm advocating.

05.Dec.2006 David Shayler on Sky News, December 5th, 2006 - BG -
Well, it was fun while it lasted. David Shayler, a former MI5 intelligence officer, pretty much sums up the state of modern politics. From 9/11 and 7/7, spy poisoning, to war for profit, i must say, "by George i think he's got it." Nothing left for RatTube to report on….. until the very end. My rat senses perked right up when Shayler starts talking about "no planes hitting the towers." People be careful of ex-government agents that present 90% of the facts then ruin it with a red herring such as the "no planes hit the towers" theory. The other guest opines that he could easily sell David as still being an agent, i.e. a disinfo agent, who is speaking out to poison the well of the ot... Source:

10.Dec.2006 3 bidders seen for Raytheon aircraft unit - BG - - 3 bidders seen for Raytheon aircraft unit
10.Dec.2006 Tammy Bruce: Euro Leftists Heart the Democrat Party - BG -
10.Dec.2006 Alan Dershowitz: Jimmy Carter Trivializes Rwandan Genocide - BG -
10.Dec.2006 Politics: Ghetto Capitalism - BG - jurisprudence
Ghetto Capitalism
Sudhir Venkatesh's new book unravels the mystery of the underground economy.
By Patrick Radden Keefe
Posted Friday, Dec. 8, 2006, at 6:07 AM ET

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?

One 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 Freakonomics, 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 You. To continue reading, click here.
10.Dec.2006 Prevailing - BG -
Same shit, different day: WASHINGTON — President Bush yesterday argued against key recommendations of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group and insisted that victory was not only still possible, but crucial. Bush, standing side by side with his staunchest ally in the Iraq war, Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain, said the two countries must stand firm in the face of rising extremism in the Middle East, which he called an "unprecedented threat to civilization." Bush used the word "prevail" 11 times in the hour-long White House press conference in his first expansive remarks since the Iraq Study Group offered a devastating assessment Wednesday of US policy in Iraq. "I believe we'll prevail," he said. "I understand how hard it is to prevail. But I also want the American people to understand that if we w... Source:

10.Dec.2006 Truthdig - Interviews - Dennis Kucinich’s Showdown With the Democratic Leadership - BG -
Editor's note: In an interview with Truthdig research editor Joshua Scheer*, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) criticizes the leadership of his own party for announcing Tuesday that it would support a massive increase in spending for the Iraq war.

10.Dec.2006 The inevitable logic of concentrated power + the need to share wisely by Herb Ruhs, MD, Unknown News
Excerpt: Concentrated power is a fatal toxin for the human species. Anything that serves to decentralize power is a move toward our salvation. The major threat to concentrated power is the tendency of people with conflicting views to find common ground in a commitment to humanistic impulses. Hence the tremendous effort to convince us that we, as a species, as a function of our "human nature," are fundamentally flawed. People believing in this lie are very subject to being set against each other, to being susceptible to the argument: "Let's you and him fight."

We are not defeated by power. We defeat ourselves at the behest of power.
Bob Gates & locking you up forever -by Robert Parry, Consortium News
Excerpt: 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.
Impeachment Day: If Congress fails to act ... the people will - by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster, OpEd News
Excerpt: On December 10th many Americans will participate in Impeachment Day, with events taking place across the country to discuss the causes for impeachment and plan further action. Those causes include the War in Iraq, lying to get us into that war, using terrorism to start a war that enriched those closely connected to the Bush Administration, including Richard Cheney, violating the Constitution, attempting to alter the Constitution, which sets forth the inherent rights of Americans, using the political process to first covertly engage in torture and then to cover it up. The list goes on, covering activities that include the political manipulation of America's court system and systemic violations of the rights of Americans using the Patriot Act to enable spying on all Americans.

The other ongoing terrorist threat -by Jennifer L. Pozner, The Boston Phoenix
Excerpt: Had the criminal, David McMenemy, been Arab or Muslim, this would have been headline news for weeks. But since his target was the Edgerton Women's Health Center, rather than, say, a bank or a police station, media have not called this terrorism -

- even after three decades of extreme violence by anti-abortion fanatics, mostly fundamentalist Christians who believe they're fighting a holy war.

The Iraq Study Group: Official damage control and cover-up- by Larry Chin, Global Research Excerpt:

The 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.
These are very old eyes, on very blood-soaked globalists who seek to fine-tune, perfect + expand the war, not end it.
A sobering look at paramilitary police raids in the U.S. -by Kevin Vranes, No Se Nada
Excerpt: This event is obscene enough by itself, but it illustrates a larger problem we're facing as a country. The Cato Institute has an interactive "raidmap" up titled "Botched Paramilitary Police Raids: An Epidemic of 'Isolated Incidents'". Based on a Google maps frame, it dots the country with markers for various incidents where paramilitary units have killed innocent people, raided innocent subjects, or were involved in various other excesses. In a typical case that occurred a few miles from here:
The United States v. George Bush -by Elizabeth de la Vega, AlterNet
Excerpt: What would the case against George Bush for intelligence fraud in the lead-up to the war in Iraq look like? A former federal prosecutor lays out her case to an imaginary grand jury + all she needs is the evidence available in the public record to make her case.
The next two years of a power-crazed administration-by Glenn Greenwald, Unclaimed Territory
Excerpt: While it is nice that Democrats, rather than Bush-loyal Republicans, now control Congress, the people who occupy the White House don't think that matters because they believe -- literally -- that Congress has no power to restrain what they do.
What will you do when the
government demands your laptop?
-by Mark Nestmann, Preserving Your Privacy and More
Excerpt: Courtesy of a decision from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Customs officials can seize and copy the contents of any laptop carried across a U.S. border. There's no arrest, warrant or probable cause required -- just "gimme."
If you're a defense attorney, your most confidential client files may wind up in the hands of government prosecutors. If you're a political opponent of the Bush administration, your correspondence and the names and addresses of everyone you've contacted can now be used against you to support a "terror" investigation.
Rumsfeld's memo reveals staggering ignorance, hubris-by Juan Cole, Informed Consent
Excerpt: Rumsfeld openly admits that he wants to run Iraq just like Saddam did.
The penalty for success-by Devilstower, Daily Kos

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

there have been so few successes in this administration that the policy went untested. ...
Bobby Maxwell had already recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for taxpayers.

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 patch.
Blaming the victims in Iraq-by Gary Younge, The Guardian

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.

"In 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 unending."
It is absurd to suggest that the Iraqis -- who have been invaded, whose country is currently occupied, who have had their police and army disbanded and their entire civil service fired -- could possibly be in a position to take responsibility for their future and are simply not doing so.
He's the worst President ever-by Eric Foner, Washington Post
Excerpt: Historians are loath to predict the future. 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.
The cease-fire will go up in flames-by Gideon Levy, Ha'aretz [Jerusalem, Israel]
Excerpt: Here is the forecast:

10.Dec.2006 Gates wanted to bomb Nicaragua to produce "regime change"
Excerpt: Robert Gates, President Bush's nominee to lead the Pentagon, advocated a bombing campaign against Nicaragua

00.000.1984 to "bring down" the leftist government, according to a declassified memo released by a nonprofit research group ...

"It 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."
Comment: Forget what you've heard about
Robert Gates being a sign that the Bushies are coming to their senses by putting one of Poppy Bush's friends in charge. Gates not only manipulated intelligence at the CIA to fit Reagan's cold war policies (sound familiar?), it turns out he wanted to bomb the crap out of Nicaragua in order to bring down a government that we didn't happen to like.
All of this points to him being selected specifically as the front man for an attack on Iran ... because no-one was going to take Rumsfeld's advice on who to bomb next, anyway. Confirmation hearings on Gates are next week. The Democrats can't block him, but they should still put up a big giant fight, if for no other reason than to point out Gates' lack of credibility + make it harder for them to sell a war with Iran. Helen & Harry

07.Dec.2006 Risk Scoring & The National Insecurity State -(published on Thu, 17:51:12 +0000)'

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.

07.Dec.2006 DISINFORMATION (as of Thu, 18:56:03 +0000)
- Blood Diamonds And The Empire In Africa
In movies,

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. - Will Bush Listen To Reason?(published on Thu,

07.Dec.2006 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.
10.Dec.2006 Saudis reportedly funding Iraqi Sunnis - Yahoo! News - BG -
10.Dec.2006 Permanent Bases and Temporary Presidents | Let's Try Democracy - BG - Did you notice something about the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group Report?
10.Dec.2006 Reason Magazine - Where to From Here? - BG -
It doesn't take long to see that the Iraq Study Group report, released on Wednesday by a bipartisan band of old Washington sages, reads like a poor newspaper editorial. Truffled with hopeful "shoulds and "musts", redolent with high Establishment piousness, it sets ambitious aims, but offers relatively few practicable means to implement them.

08.Dec.2006 05-06 AM ET The New York Times, Washington Post + Los Angeles Times lead, while the Wall Street Journal tops its worldwide newsbox, with

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.

The paper emphasizes the figures don't reflect the extent of the problem because many cases are resolved before reaching the Labor Department. To continue reading, click here.
10.Dec.2006 Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) easily won reelection - Nico - in yesterday’s run-off against a fellow Democrat, “despite an ongoing federal bribery investigation,” the AP reports.

“In 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 % .”
Juan Williams Hits His Limit on Fox News Sunday: ‘Sometimes I Just Want To Scream’ - Judd 

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.

WILLIAMS: 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?
Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR) Calls Bush’s Iraq Policy a ‘Dereliction’ and ‘Deeply Immoral’ - Payson 

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.

SMITH: 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.
Sen. Brownback’s Solution For Iraq: ‘Park’ Cheney ‘In The Region’ - Judd 

One of the key recommendations of the Iraq Study Group was direct, unconditional engagement with Iran and Syria.

It was quickly rejected by the Bush administration.

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 +

to really have them start coming to the table instead of just sitting back and even hurting the situation inside of Iraq.
62%. - Judd Percentage of Americans who “want the Bush administration to set a timetable for withdrawal” of U.S. troops from Iraq.
10.Dec.2006 Rumsfeld’s farewell tour makes stop in Iraq. - Faiz 

“Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has arrived in Iraq on a surprise trip to thank US troops for their service just days before he steps down from his post, a Defense Department spokesman said.”
10.Dec.2006 85 % : - Payson  Number of Americans who support “allowing the government to negotiate prescription drug prices for the Medicare program,

suggesting there will be considerable political pressure on the next Congress to do so.”

The Kaiser Family Foundation poll found “substantial majorities of Democrats (92%), Independents (85%) + Republicans (74%)” support such negotiations.
10.Dec.2006 Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR): Bush’s Iraq Policy ‘May Even Be Criminal’ - Judd 

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.”

Smith added, “That is absurd. It may even be criminal.” Watch it: Transcript:

GORDON: 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 v. Harry Truman. - Judd McClatchy describes Friday’s meeting between Bush and congressional leaders:

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.

Bush, Durbin said, “reacted very strongly. He got very animated in his response” and emphasized that he is “the commander in chief.” (Via Washington Monthly)
10.Dec.2006 The last gasps of the 109th Congress. - Judd 

“Republicans 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.’”
10.Dec.2006 Word of the year: - Nico Truthiness. (Leave your word of the year in the comments section.)
10.Dec.2006 30%. - Judd  Bush’s approval rating, according to a new Zogby poll, an all-time low.
10.Dec.2006 Rumsfeld: I Stopped Reading About The Civil War Because There Were So Many Americans Killed - Faiz 

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.

So I turned away from that and read a great deal about World War II. And that has been basically what I’ve been reading.
Congress Stuffs Essential Tax Bill With Pork For The Wealthy - Amanda 

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.”

American Progress has more on HSAs here and here.
10.Dec.2006 Ethics committee weighs in on Foley scandal. - Judd 

“The 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.”
10.Dec.2006 2:00 PM: - Amanda  CNN is reporting that the House Ethics committee will hold a news conference to report on its findings in the Foley case.
10.Dec.2006 Why Is Bush Waiting 12 Days To Swear In Robert Gates? - Guest 

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.

The President should be in a position to announce this change of course as soon as possible. PJ Crowley
10.Dec.2006 Americans Overwhelmingly Support Direct Talks With Iran And Syria - Judd 

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

Check out the whole poll here.
10.Dec.2006 Foley scandal report could be released today. - Judd 

“Speculation 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.”
08.Dec.2006 December 8, 2006 - Think Progress 

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.

After an awkward two-step, Frist even hugged back a little.” “As man-hugs go, this one was definitely uncomfortable to watch.”
10.Dec.2006 Does The Iraq Study Group Report Call For A Timetable? - Guest 

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.

And 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. – Max Bergmann
10.Dec.2006 Frist In Farewell Address: ‘Let Us Not Allow…Destructive Partisanship On This Floor’ - Faiz 

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.”

Full transcript:

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.

And let us not allow these passions of the electorate be reflected as destructive partisanship on this floor.
No questions asked. - Nico -Iraq Study Group member Lawrence Eagleburger “said after the event that when the group met with Bush, ‘I don’t recall, seriously, that he asked any questions.‘”
10.Dec.2006 Inhofe Hearing Accuses Media of ‘Hyping Scientifically Unfounded Climate Alarmism’ - Payson 

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:

  • Inhofe: “Poorly conceived policy decisions may result from the media’s over-hyped reporting.

  • Much of the mainstream media has subverted its role as an objective source of information on climate change into the role of an advocate . … Rather than focus on the hard science of global warming, the media has instead become advocates for hyping scientifically unfounded climate alarmism.”

  • Dan Gainor, Director, Business & Media Institute: “We’re here to discuss the media coverage of the climate change debate. But there’s only one problem, there is almost none of that debate actually in the media. …

  • This goes against the basic tenets of journalism to be skeptical of all sides of an issue.

  • Dr. David Deming, University of Oklahoma: “There is an overwhelming bias today in the media regarding the issue of global warming. In the past two years, this bias has bloomed into an irrational hysteria . …

  • As a result, the public has become vastly misinformed on this and other environmental issues.”

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.

Journalists have long inserted doubt into their reporting on climate change. A FAIR study found that between 1988 and 2002, “53 % of articles in the mainstream media” cast doubt on global warming science.
10.Dec.2006 ISG Report: Bush Administration ‘Significantly Underreporting The Violence In Iraq’ - Amanda 

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.

In 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.”
10.Dec.2006 Ex-Diktator und Folterpapst Augusto Pinochet tot - sfux Chile -

Der frühere chilenische Diktator Augusto Pinochet ist tot. Der 91-Jährige sei im Kreise seiner Familie gestorben, teilte ein Arzt des Militärspitals in Santiago mit.
Vor einer Woche hatte Pinochet einen Herzinfarkt erlitten und war ins Spital eingeliefert worden. Nach Auskunft der Ärzte wurde er am Sonntag erneut auf die Intensivstation gebracht, wo er

10.Dec.2006 14.15 Uhr Ortszeit (18.15 Uhr MEZ) starb. In den Tagen zuvor hatten die Ärzte seinen Zustand...
Israel reagiert gereizt auf Gates' Äußerungen zu Atomwaffen - sfux 
Israel hat gereizt auf Äußerungen des designierten US-Verteidigungsministers Robert Gates reagiert, denen zufolge der jüdische Staat über Atombomben verfügt.
"So was gab es noch nie", kommentierte ein israelischer Ex-Diplomat am Donnerstag die Worte des künftigen Ministers. Gates müsse sich noch mit dem Grundverständnis auseinander setzen, das zwischen den USA und seinem Lande herrsche. Gates hatte am Dienstag in seiner Senatsanhörung als Grund für das mögliche...

10.Dec.2006 Uranpreis in der Senkrechten - sfux -Aus für die Atomkraftwerke? Karl Weiss -

Wenn 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 - mit Sicherheit unsicher - sfux Michael Schulze von Glaßer ?

Gefährliche 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...
Last Act Of Congress Preserves Internment Camps - Paul Joseph Watson -Suspicious restoration in name of "historical interest" will raise fears of link to Halliburton camps for
10.Dec.2006 Poison plot spreads to Germany 

The mystery surrounding the poisoning death of a former Russian spy has veered into Germany,

where investigators Saturday found traces of radiation in an apartment connected to a Russian businessman who met the spy on the day he fell ill. posted by Prof. Hex
10.Dec.2006 Police inquiry may end Diana murder theories 

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

Ohio's Stonehenge  Fort Ancient is largest, best preserved earthwork of its kind in America. Its purpose is not known. posted by Prof. Hex
10.Dec.2006 GCC members ponder nuclear project : Gulf Arab states have announced that they are considering a shared nuclear programme for peaceful purposes.

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.

10.Dec.2006 Obituary : Augusto Pinochet : Captain-general Augusto Pinochet, who has died aged 91, was the most notorious of Latin America's 20th-century military rulers.
10.Dec.2006 'Die America!' chants Afghan "mob" at U.S. base:

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 +

used clubs

to beat “the mob”


U.S. troops also fired into the air.

10.Dec.2006 Pressure piled on Lebanon government:

HUNDREDS 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 government.
Iraq president rejects Baker report : Jalal Talabani, Iraq's president, has rejected recommendations by the US bipartisan Iraq Study Group, calling them dangerous and an insult to Iraqis.

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.

10.Dec.2006 CIA is undermining British war effort, say military chiefs : Confidential report speaks of 'serious tensions' in the coalition over strategy in Iraq and Afghanistan
10.Dec.2006 Pulling Out Combat Troops Would Still Leave 77% of U.S. Forces in Iraq -By THOM SHANKER
Frontline combat troops in the 15 brigades carrying out the American fight in Iraq — which the Iraq Study Group says could be largely withdrawn in just over a year — represent about 23 % of the 140,000 military personnel committed to the overall war effort there. Continue

10.Dec.2006 Industry 'paid top cancer expert' A top scientist was paid by a chemicals firm while investigating cancer risks in chemical industry, it emerges.
10.Dec.2006 UK patients' vCJD risk warning Experts say patients given blood contaminated with the human form of mad cow disease face substantial risk.
10.Dec.2006 Pill 'alternative' to methadone A cheaper and safer treatment for heroin addicts is found to be as effective as methadone, according to a new study.
10.Dec.2006 Ebola 'kills over 5,000 gorillas' The deadly Ebola virus may have killed more than 5,000 gorillas in central Africa, a study finds.
10.Dec.2006 Chile's Gen Pinochet dies at 91 Chile's former military ruler General Augusto Pinochet dies at the age of 91 - a week after entering hospital in Santiago to receive treatment for a heart attack.
10.Dec.2006 Beirut rally attracts huge crowd Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese take part in a Hezbollah-led protest against the West-backed government.
10.Dec.2006 Iraqi leader criticises US report Iraq's president rejects a high-level US report calling for changes in American strategy in Iraq.
10.Dec.2006 Bangladeshi banker accepts Nobel Bangladesh's Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank receive the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.
10.Dec.2006 Lat-Am leaders end second summit Latin American leaders wrap up a summit in Bolivia with a call for more regional initiatives and integration.
10.Dec.2006 Thousands flee Philippines storm Tens of thousands of people in the Philippines are moved to emergency shelter to escape Typhoon Utor.
10.Dec.2006 Gulf states consider nuclear plan Gulf states say they are considering a shared nuclear energy programme for peaceful purposes.
10.Dec.2006 Pinochet death 'saddens' Thatcher Former prime minister Baroness Thatcher is "greatly saddened" by the death of Augusto Pinochet.
10.Dec.2006 'Fat scan' shows up health risk A scan can reveal which people harbour dangerous levels of fat around their internal organs, work shows.
10.Dec.2006 Spy widow points finger at Russia The widow of Alexander Litvinenko tells a newspaper the Russian authorities could have been behind his death.
10.Dec.2006 US House backs India nuclear bill The House of Representative in the US approve legislation allowing the export of civilian nuclear fuel to India.
10.Dec.2006 Tests 'prove' Diana driver drunk DNA tests indicate Princess Diana's driver was drunk the night she died, a BBC documentary reveals.
10.Dec.2006 Kurds condemn Iraq report Iraq's Kurdish leader criticises a report by the US Iraq Survey Group, branding it "unrealistic and inappropriate".
10.Dec.2006 Council given new draft over Iran France, Germany and the UK revise a draft UN resolution outlining sanctions against Iran over its nuclear activities.
10.Dec.2006 US House backs Vietnam trade The House of Representatives approves a bill normalising trade relations with Vietnam for the first time.
10.Dec.2006 Manhunt recaptures Israel rapist Israel's biggest-ever manhunt captures a serial rapist who escaped police custody two weeks ago.
10.Dec.2006 Sudan's leader lashes out at UN Sudan's president accuses the international community of supporting rebel groups in Darfur.
10.Dec.2006 Bush pledges joint effort on Iraq President Bush says he will work with congressional leaders to find a way forward for the US in Iraq.
Fiji suspended from Commonwealth Fiji's membership of the Commonwealth is suspended days after the military seized power in a coup.
10.Dec.2006 Australian state braced for fires Firefighters in the Australian state of Victoria tackle wildfires, amid forecasts of high winds and soaring heat.
10.Dec.2006 God king pays tax for first time Nepal's King Gyanendra is forced to pay tax for the first time in the history of the monarchy.
10.Dec.2006 UK firms 'exploiting Bangladesh' Bangladeshi workers making clothes for major UK stores are being paid a pittance, a report says.
10.Dec.2006 Aspirin 'blocks prostate problem' Aspirin + other similar painkillers, may prevent or delay enlargement of the prostate, research suggests.
10.Dec.2006 Birth rate 'harms poverty goals' A UK parliamentary group concludes population growth threatens the UN's Millennium Development Goals.
10.Dec.2006 Malaria 'speeds spread of Aids' Scientists working in Kenya believe that malaria is helping the spread of Aids across Africa - and vice versa.
10.Dec.2006 Philippines delays Asean talks A meeting of Asian leaders in the Philippines is postponed because of a coming tropical storm, officials say.
10.Dec.2006 US man arrested in 'grenade plot' A man is arrested in Illinois after police say he attempted to obtain grenades to explode at a shopping centre.
10.Dec.2006 Russian youths 'hound UK envoy' Britain complains to Russia about harassment of the UK ambassador by a pro-Putin youth group.
10.Dec.2006 Diesel Ready to Clean Up Fuel refiners and distributors comply with the law and make ultra low sulfur diesel readily available at the pump.

According to the EPA, about 85 % of highway diesel filling stations offer ULSD. In Autopia.

10.Dec.2006 New 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.
10.Dec.2006 Square Root of Terrorism Is ... Formula for disaster? The Department of Homeland Security busts out the math to assess risks. In 27B Stroke 6.
10.Dec.2006 Yeast Raises Ethanol Output Researchers at MIT say a genetically modified yeast can increase ethanol production by 50 % .

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.

The Bush administration disagrees, saying it's talked about the program repeatedly. In 27B Stroke 6.
Moon Base Plan Masks Cuts at NASA A nifty moon colony sounds so very exotic. But the dreamy mission comes at a terrible price: slashing funding for Earth science. In Beyond the Beyond.
10.Dec.2006 Senator: Illegal images must be reported John McCain proposes law to force Web sites to report unlawful activity and delete posts by sex offenders.
10.Dec.2006 InGaAs is the new silicon MIT is working with a new transistor material called indium gallium arsenide, or InGaAs, it hopes will outpace the speed of silicon.
10.Dec.2006 Market Research Company Secretly Installs Spyware - Zonk 32 - "Forbes reports that

two 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."
Word of the Year - "Truthiness" - Zonk 173 KingSkippus writes

"Stephen 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."
Arson Science Rewritten - Zonk 108 An anonymous reader handed us a link to an AP story about advances in the science of arson investigation.

Many 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 were wrong."
U.S. Refuses to Hand Over Fighter Source Code to UK - Zonk 424 orbitalia writes

"The 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 insisted."
The Tragic Farce Continues: Iraq president rejects Baker-Hamilton report
"Welcome to Jesusland": Formerly Known as the U.S.A. Makes for Great Holiday Reading.

10.Dec.2006 Newspapers That Once Called Upon Clinton To Resign Are Silent On Bush
Death claims dictator Pinochet at 91. His only escape for war crimes was death.
A Woman's Worst Nightmare: In Search of Peace with Cindy Sheehan - A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution
Pelosi is promising that the new Democratic era will get off to a quick start with votes to raise the federal minimum wage

for the first time in a decade, enact lobbying and ethics reform + lower Medicare prescription drug costs

10.Dec.2006 U.S. Weapons Brought With Our Money End Up in the Hands of the Insurgents. Another Colossal Bushevik Disaster.
Iranian-American Couple Living in West Virginia Teach Us a Little About the Value of Freedom 12/11

10.Dec.2006 Freezer cash Dem holds on in Louisiana runoff 12/11
10.Dec.2006 Permalink
10.Dec.2006 Kos is wrong on impeachment Dems and other progressives have begun sniping at each other over the issue of impeachment. Kos has come out against the idea. I expected as much: In his wisdom, he also pooh-poohed the notion of computerized vote fraud -- until the evidence and a mass movement (in which he played no role) made the issue inescapable.
So what is more important, proving that we can govern and making the case for future Democratic majorities? Or a high-profile vendetta campaign against Bush? It really is just one or the other.
It's an easy call. You bet it is. Democrats can never and will never be able to govern effectively as long as the right controls this country. I do not mean Congressional control or even executive branch control -- I mean thought control. Control of the debate. Control of the underlying political assumptions that most people carry with them.

10.Dec.2006 Can't we come up with something stronger than impeachment? They can't get off that easily! # posted by Anonymous : 1:09 AM   (add this slap in the face)
From the direction of the Hague and the International Criminal Court, are they calling the name of George Walker Bush and his neocon warmonger friends?
The Kellogg-Briand Pact (also known as the Paris Peace Pact) formally renounced war as an instrument of national policy and its violation by the German Nazis was one of the four main charges in their indictment at Nuremberg, to wit, "crimes against peace (planning, preparation, initiation, or waging of a war of aggression, or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements, or assurances, or participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the forgoing.").
The United States is a party to the Kellogg-Briand Pact, the terms of which remain in force to this day and which remains a U.S. law. The United States is also a party to the United Nations Charter of 1945, which also renounces war unless for reasons of self defense and is also U.S. law as a ratified treaty of the United States.
From this now abandoned and desolate parade and rally stand in Nuremberg, Nazi leaders proclaimed before hundreds of thousands their rejection of international treaties to which Germany was a signatory. Leading neo-con politicians and political operatives (who are linked to Nazi ideology via the close links between neo-con ideologist Leo Strauss and chief Nazi philosopher Martin Heidegger) did no less than their Nazi forbearers in conspiring to wage wars of aggression in violation of international law. The same fate that befell the Nazi leaders at the Nuremberg Courthouse in 1945 may soon await their neo-con philosophical children and grandchildren in a courtroom in The Hague.
Neo-conservative political operatives who are now trying to distance themselves from the illegal war against Iraq should take notice of the Kellogg-Briand Pact clause referring to those who participate in "conspiracy" to wage a war of aggression. They can run to their villas in the south of France, apartments in Tel Aviv, ranches in Paraguay, or flats in Rome, but they cannot escape ultimate accountability for their participation in a criminal conspiracy of global proportions that has resulted in the deaths of over 630,000 innocent Iraqi civilians, 3,000 U.S. military personnel + hundreds of thousands of maimed and permanently disabled men, women + children from military action and torture in Iraq and Afghanistan.
After becoming a party to the ICC, the United States government must bring the full weight of the U.S. law enforcement and the intelligence community, including provisions of the Patriot Act, to bear on these neo-con political conspirators, regardless of where they live or their age, gender, religion, nationality, or ethnicity. If these individuals do not turn themselves into international legal authorities voluntarily, they should be forcibly apprehended, detained + transported to The Hague or any other venue deemed necessary by the ICC to face justice before an international war crimes tribunal.
Allies of the illegal U.S. war against Iraq should also heed the Kellogg-Briand provision that makes participation in a "common plan" to wage a war of aggression a war crime. Political and military leaders of Britain, Denmark, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Israel, Spain, El Salvador, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Poland, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Albania, Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Rwanda, Thailand + other members of the original so-called "Coalition of the Willing" who sent armed forces and irregular paramilitaries to Iraq to assist the illegal U.S. war of aggression are now subject to prosecution by the ICC as their nations are subject to the ICC and/or the UN Charter (and many, as well, are signatories to the Kellogg-Briand Pact).
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09.Dec.2006 Las sociedades secretas en España. Podría haber un centenar...Descubre los misterios que las rodean.
09.Dec.2006 Nahostkonflikt: Iran ermuntert Hamas offen zum Kampf gegen Israel
Bigger Bro FBI Spying Has Risen Sharply /D
09.Dec.2006 Chavez Calls for Latin Integration; Lula Seeks Treaty: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called on South American leaders meeting in Bolivia to go beyond talks on energy, trade roads and ports + take steps to create a formal political and economic confederation to fight the U.S.

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.

09.Dec.2006 New 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.
09.Dec.2006 How Many More Will Die For Bush’s Ego?-By Paul Craig Roberts
Are the American people, Congress + the American Establishment going to let the death toll continue to mount day by day for the two more years it takes for Bush to become history?

09.Dec.2006 Baker vs. “The Lobby” -By Mike Whitney
The tension between the Bush administration and the members of the Iraq Study Group, illustrates the widening chasm between old-guard U.S. imperialists and “Israel-first” neoconservatives. The divisions are setting the stage for a major battle between the two camps. The winner will probably decide US policy in the Middle East for the next decade.

09.Dec.2006 Boomerang Effect - When Will the First IED Strike Cleveland? -By William Lind
The Bush administration, as usual, has it exactly backwards. The danger is not that the “terrorists” we are fighting in Iraq will come here if we pull out there.

09.Dec.2006 Dad's aides worried when G.W.B. dismisses Iraq report and all signs of reality. Welcome to the club.
Sen. Gordon Smith's sudden about-face on the Iraq war -- in a Senate speech, he said the war was "absurd" and "may even be criminal" -- reverberated throughout Washington and across Oregon on Friday.
Eleanor Clift: How George W. Bush has ruined the family franchise.

09.Dec.2006 Join "Deadeye Dick's Gun Club" and Shoot Anyone Without Being Prosecuted! Post a Magnet of Your Membership for All to See -- And Fear!
The national job approval rating of Bush has plummeted to 30%, an all-time low, sinking below the 31% approval rating he dropped to in early June.
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Newspapers that called on Clinton to resign are silent on Bush 12/10

09.Dec.2006 British press to Bush: Why should we believe you? 12/10
Utah puritan puzzle when teen is plaintiff and defendant in sex case 12/10

09.Dec.2006 Larisa Alexandrovna made the interesting suggestion that the substance was hidden in a cigarette, or in a pack of cigs. This theory would explain why anyone near Alexander Litvinenko might show trace amounts of polonium-210. However, published reports (see here) inform us that the substance spread out from the gastrointestinal tract, suggesting ingestion.
Nevertheless, the haze of tobacco smoke envelopes this case. It turns out that polonium-210, erroneously considered a rare susbstance, pervades the tobacco supply. See
here and here: Tobacco crops grown in the United States are fertilized by law with phosphates rich in radium 226. In addition, many soils have a natural radium 226 content. Radium 226 breaks down into two long lived 'daughter' elements -- lead 210 and polonium 210. These radioactive particles become airborne + attach themselves to the fine hairs on tobacco leaves.
Studies have shown that lead 210 and polonium 210 deposits accumulate in the bodies of people exposed to cigarette smoke. Data collected in the late 1970's shows that smokers have three times as much of these elements in their lower lungs as non smokers. Smokers also show a greater accumulation of lead 210 and polonium 210 in their skeletons,though no studies have been conducted to link these deposits with bone cancer. Polonium 210 is the only component of cigarette smoke which has produced tumors by itself in inhalation experiments with animals. Might this contamination play a part in all the polonium traces mentioned in various news accounts? Just how would investigators "weed out" (so to speak) tobacco as a source of the polonium they've found?
More intriguingly, might the plotters have used their knowledge of polonium-210's near-ubiquity as a way of covering their tracks?

09.Dec.2006 Irak: Neffe Saddam Husseins aus Gefängnis geflohen
09.Dec.2006 Essay: Wider die Politikverachtung
09.Dec.2006 Irak- Strategie: Bush will vor Weihnachten entscheiden
09.Dec.2006 Auszeichnung: Javier Solana erhält Karlspreis
09.Dec.2006 Afghanistan: Taliban bringen Lehrerinnen um

09.Dec.2006 Rüstung: Pakistan testet erneut atomwaffenfähige Rakete

09.Dec.2006 Fall Litwinenko: Fieberhafte Suche nach Polonium- Spuren in Deutschland
09.Dec.2006 Nuklearprogramm: Ahmadinedschad startet industrielle Uran- Anreicherung

09.Dec.2006 Neuer Polonium- Verdacht: Polizei räumt Haus in Schleswig- Holstein
09.Dec.2006 Arbeitsplatz: Zahl der Unfälle sinkt drastisch

09.Dec.2006 Neuer Polonium- Verdacht: Polizei räumt Haus in Schleswig- Holstein

09.Dec.2006 Islamistische Attentäter: Neue Bombengürtel beunruhigen Terrorfahnder
09.Dec.2006 Fahndungserfolg: Polizei nimmt türkischen al- Qaida- Chef fest

09.Dec.2006 Deutsches Image: Comeback des Superstars

09.Dec.2006 Siemens- Affäre: Top- Manager packt aus

09.Dec.2006 DaimlerChrysler: Insiderverdacht wegen EADS- Aktienverkauf

09.Dec.2006 Heute in den Feuilletons: Die braune Falle
09.Dec.2006 Philippinen: Tausende fliehen vor Taifun "Utor"

09.Dec.2006 Windenergie: Der Ingenieur dreht ein großes Rad

09.Dec.2006 Dicke Luft: Baustellen- Staub tötet Hunderte Kalifornier pro Jahr
09.Dec.2006 Irak- Krise: Rice fordert stärkeres deutsches Engagement
09.Dec.2006 Fall Litwinenko: BKA findet in Hamburg radioaktive Spuren
09.Dec.2006 TLAXCALA : Bush, la droite religieuse et la fin des temps

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Colin McMillan, nominated earlier this year by President Bush to be civilian head of the Navy,

died at his southern New Mexico ranch from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, the Office of the Medical Investigator said Friday.
McMillan, a 67-year-old former state legislator, longtime Republican Party leader + Roswell oilman,

was found dead about noon Thursday at his Three Rivers Ranch in northern Otero County.
Bush, who in May nominated McMillan to become secretary of the Navy, on Friday called McMillan a patriot.

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Massengrab: Europäische Touristen mit Identifikations- Chip verscharrt - Panorama ... Faschistischer Gruß: Ermittlungen gegen Lazio-Kapitän di Canio - Sport ...
09.Dec.2006 At Navy school in Monterey, voices of skepticism about Iraq war

When former Secretary of the Navy James Webb gave a speech last Thursday at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey slamming the Bush
09.Dec.2006 US People--

00.000.1949-00.000.1951 Matthews, Francis P., Secretary of the Navy,

Francis P. Matthews (00.000.1887-00.000.1952) 49th Secretary of the Navy,

25.May 1949-31.Jul.1951 ... U.S. Army, Secretary of the Navy Francis P.
09.Dec.2006 Former Navy secretary unleashes tide of Iraq criticism |

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09.Dec.2006 > News > Military -- Move afoot to name secretary ...

Defying 206 years of history + tradition,

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to change the title of the secretary of the Navy

to recognize his role ...
09.Dec.2006 Secretary of Navy praises Fargo - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's ...

Secretary of the Navy Gordon R. England spoke at Pearl Harbor yesterday on his way back to Washington, D.C.

He predicted an extended war ...
09.Dec.2006 The American Civil War Photo Gallery :

: Government Officials :

Secretary of the Navy Stephen R. Mallory, officer of the Confederate States Government ...
09.Dec.2006 U.S. Navy Biographies -

03.Jan.2006 THE HONORABLE DONALD C. WINTER ... is the 74th Secretary of the Navy, sworn into office....

As Secretary of the Navy, Dr. Winter leads America's Navy + Marine ...

00.000.1898 Annual Reports of the Secretary of the Navy, Spanish American War Source: Navy Department. .

(Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1898).

Secretary of Navy Report (Union)

Southeastern Virginia

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Secretary of Navy Report (Confederate) I herewith transmit to Congress a communication from the Secretary of the Navy, covering a detailed report of Flag-Officer Buchanan of the
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09.Dec.2006 SecDef Histories - James Forrestal ... new position of under secretary of the Navy .

Assigned by Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox to handle contracts, tax and legal affairs + ...
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09.Dec.2006 United States Secretary of the Navy - Wikipedia, the free ...

the Secretary of the Navy was placed under the Secretary of Defense.

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09.Dec.2006 TLAXCALA, The Translators’ Network for Linguistic Diversity ...

Nancy Harb - Almendras, Submitted by author,

03/07/2006. Letter from Palestine - Morning Came ... Israel’s silent holocaust against the Palestinians ...
The Times Rides Again From Nancy Harb Almendras to the Times:.

Dear Editor, ... Mr. Eisen merely protests the perverse use that the ' Holocaust ' as the tragedy is officially ...
umkahlil: Questions for Political Zionists

NANCY HARB ALMENDRAS Wiesbaden, Germany. # posted by umkahlil @ 4:41 PM ... Return Bullet in the Right Eye Israel's Silent Holocaust Against Palestinians ...
umkahlil: I Pray the Lord My Soul to Take

Nancy Harb Almendras Wiesbaden, Germany ...

Doesn't Know The Birds Shall Return Bullet in the Right Eye Israel's Silent Holocaust Against Palestinians ...
Annie's letters: 06/01/06 letters 6-1-2006. RE: NANCY HARB ALMENDRAS's excellent letter on the Holocaust
Altahrir: Tlaxcala har fötts! ALMENDRAS Nancy Harb ANGUIANO Rocío BOCCHI Davide BOULOS Zaki ...

How Israel's "New anti-Semitism" is Leading to Nuclear Holocaust · The Grapes of Wrath ...
umkahlil: Action Alert: Fight Hollyocrisy : : Sign the Petition Nancy Harb Almendras . # posted by 6:33 AM + El-Sarraj Israel Occupation Army=Jewish Gestapo Israel's Silent Holocaust Against Palestinian..
umkahlil: First Attempt to Build Bridges With Zionists Fails Miserably Nancy Harb Almendras . # posted by 2:27 AM ...

Know The Birds Shall Return Bullet in the Right Eye Israel's Silent Holocaust Against Palestinians ...
peacepalestine: Mazin Qumsiyeh - Changes in Israel-Palestine ... edited by Nancy Harb Almendras for Tlaxcala network of translators for linguistic diversity.

Conversation, the what-ifs of the Holocaust and Israel ...
Jul.2006 Opinion Links

The Upper Hand Of The Israeli Lobbies In The West, Part 5: Holocaust Traders ... When Will Israelis and Their Supporters Ever Learn? By Nancy Harb Almendras ...

09.Dec.2006 Der Weg der Nicht-Methode ist der Weg aller Buddhas.htm Search on any word from the description:
for the dream of yesterday. is the hope of today + reality of tomorrow. . . . das auf den Prinzipien der Zerstörung aufgebaut wurde, . . .   More on this.

04.Dec.2002 Greenpeace continues to campaign -

29.Nov.2002 Stop the Bryzantio NOW!

against unsafe oil tankers. in the aftermath of the disastrous Prestige spill . . . + then attached a banner + climbed the ship. when it docked in . . .   More on this.

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06.Oct.2002 Bernays,Edward L.,Father of PR&Propaganda-e.a..html
as the State can shield the people. from the political, economic +/or military consequences . . . of the lie.

It thus becomes vitally important for the . . .   More on this.

07.Feb.2002 The starting point today MASTER

everybody. talks naturally. of global capitalism. +. the G8 are rightly seen as a single hostile entity); + just one final objective. . . .   More on this.
09.Dec.2006 The Mundi Club:

00.Jul.2005 We further condemn the attempt to introduce Holocaust Revisionist history ... Nancy harb almendras wrote to the times supporting atzmon’s appearance at the ...
( Nancy Harb Almendras ... doesn't work call you an anti-Semite + bring up the Holocaust, for which the Palestinians bear no responsibility.
( Establishing Holocaust studies (within the framework of genocide in general) in Arab/Muslim educational curricula. ... Nancy Harb Almendras
Palestine Blogs » 2006 » March Nancy Harb Almendras Bakersfield, California ... declare an end to armed hostilities, forgive Israelis for their ignorance and post- Holocaust paranoia, ...

Palestine Blogs » umkahlil

Yasmin Fahim's "Remembrance and Arabs," is a fitting story for Holocaust Remembrance Day, which will be ...

Nancy Harb Almendras Bakersfield, California ...

20061114 Maurizio Campisi interviews Sergio Ramírez; Translated from Italian by Gianluca Bifolchi + revised by Nancy Harb Almendras, Tlaxcala, -Axis of Logic, ...
War Without End :: View topic - PALESTINE is still the issue

Founder of Holocaust museum in Nazareth invited to Tehran ... Translated by Mary Rizzo and revised by Nancy Harb Almendras from Italy’s Il Manifesto, ...
peacepalestine: 06/01/2005 - 06/30/2005

Nancy Harb Almendras Wiesbaden *** ... Mr. Eisen merely protests the perverse use that the ' Holocaust ' as the tragedy is ...
peacepalestine: 12/01/2005 - 12/31/2005

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09.Dec.2006 - Mis eListas: felipetorrealba: Mensajes [43] Herman & O'Sullivan, op. cit., p. 69

Supporting counter-revolutionary terror was a very profitable enterprise indeed.

GeoMilitech, founded by Singlaub.
09.Dec.2006 A Small Circle of Friends GeoMilitech, founded by Singlaub + his partner, Barbara Studley, procured $5.3 million in weapons which were transferred to Contra leader, Adolfo Calero, ...
[CTRL] [9] The Marcos Dynasty ... taking a post as adviser with Singlaub in a Washington consulting firm called GeoMiliTech Corporation.

Similarly, when Ted Shackley had retired under ...
Center for Cooperative Research

Vice president of GeoMiliTech Consultants Corporation

Assistant director general in the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Relations Joel Mowbray Joel R Kupferman ...
09.Dec.2006 Ministério Palavra da Verdade

Outra coisa grave que as TJ não falam é sobre uma pessoa aparentemente desconhecida ao ...

organização admitiu ter em seus primeiros tempos um tipo de "mediunidade" com Charles Taze Russel, o
09.Dec.2006 Singlaub in the dock (again). (lawsuit) (Beltway Bandits) (column ...

According to the allegation, the Miami Bayshore Bank failed because

00.000.1985 it transferred approximately $5 million to GeoMiliTech so the firm could buy ...
The Webfairy -- [CIA-DRUGS] Singlaub & CNP, etc GeoMiliTech wanted to become a central clearinghouse for ... proposal from GeoMiliTech to Casey...

It said the CIA should "create ...
The Chupacabras of Infowar

Schweitzer was fired +

later worked for GeoMilitech, a Washington arms brokerage known primarily for its secret shipments of weapons to the Nicaraguan ..Contras... Terrorists ...
DoD employees hold forth on radio frequency weapons for Congress

Schweitzer was fired + later worked for GeoMilitech, a Washington arms brokerage.

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The origins of Iran-Contra: Lessons from the Durrani Affair
GeoMiliTech crowd + in the world of Jimmy Hoffa, Carlos Marcello + ... that GeoMiliTech Consultants Corporation (GMT) of 1919 Pennsylvania ...
Eastern Europe's Arsenal on the Loos

... including AK-47s, to Christian militias in Lebanon.8

Polish weapons worth $5 million were shipped to Contra forces in Nicaragua by GeoMilitech, ...

hristic Institute. Sheehan Affidavit. 1988-03-25 (295).

GEOMILITECH CONSULTANTS CORPORATION · Christic Institute. Sheehan Affidavit. 1988-03-25 (188) ...
IMC Israel -: The use of Islamist militants by ...

15.Aug.1983 GeoMiliTech formed;

Begins Selling Arms to Iran

GeoMiliTech (GMT) Consultants Corporation is established by conservative talk show host ...
Intelligence Online: global strategic information

... was jailed for a year

earlier this month for illegally diverting funds from his establishment to GeoMiliTech Consultants Inc.
09.Dec.2006 Geomilitech Consultants Corporation - Ben-Menashe,A. “Profits of War”


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Cline told the joint congressional Iran-Contra committee that he was advising individuals with GeoMiliTech, the company connected to Singlaub, ...
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GeoMiliTech wanted to become a central clearinghouse for all of the CIA's weapons purchases...

Singlaub brought a written proposal from GeoMiliTech to Casey. ...
Eastern Europe's Arsenal on the Loose

Polish weapons worth $5 million were shipped to Contra forces in Nicaragua by GeoMilitech, an arms company implicated in the Iran-Contra affair [9].
09.Dec.2006 A Terabyte of Data on a Regular DVD? - Zonk 175 Roland Piquepaille writes

"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.

Read more for additional references and a diagram showing how this two-photon 3D optical system reads data."
UK Copyright Under Fire Again - Zonk 187 stupid_is writes

"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

to 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.'"
The Next Notebook Battery? Lithium Polymer - Zonk 113 Lewis Clarke writes

"Sony 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."
Sun CTO Predicts Internet Consolidation Endgame - Zonk 144 Romerican writes

"C|Net 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."
Ericsson "buy" Rating-Update: New York ( AG) -

Die Analysten der Banc of America stufen die Aktie von Ericsson (ISIN SE0000108656/WKN 850001) von "neutral" auf "buy" hoch. ac/a/u)
Eli Lilly neues Kursziel Rating-Update: Zürich ( AG) -

Die Analysten der UBS stufen die Aktie von Eli Lilly (ISIN US5324571083/WKN 858560) unverändert mit "neutral" ein.

Das Kursziel werde von 63 auf 60 USD gesenkt. /ac/a/u)
09.Dec.2006,1518,druck-451666,00.html probieren Sie doch einmal Folgendes: Kleben Sie einen kleinen weißen Pappkreis mit einem halben Zentimeter Durchmesser und einem schwarzen Punkt in der Mitte in die rechte Hälfte Ihres Fernsehbildschirms. Etwa zwölf Zentimeter daneben bringen Sie ein zwei mal zwei Zentimeter großes Quadrat aus hellgrauer Pappe an. Stellen Sie nun einen Kanal ohne Signal ein, sodass Sie nur "Schnee" sehen + setzen Sie sich in rund einem Meter Entfernung vor die Mattscheibe.
09.Dec.2006,1518,druck-451666,00.html Diese Experimente illustrieren, wie wenig Informationen Ihr Gehirn eigentlich aus der Umwelt aufnimmt und wie viel es stattdessen selbst produziert. Ihr persönliches Erleben in all seiner Vielfalt ist weit gehend eine Illusion; in Wirklichkeit "sehen" wir sehr wenig und verlassen uns ansonsten auf - begründete und evolutionär bewährte - Annahmen unseres Denkorgans.

Vilayanur S. Ramachandran und Diane Rogers-Ramachandran forschen am Center for Brain and Cognition an der University of California in San Diego.
09.Dec.2006,1518,druck-451666,00.html Physiologen wie Leslie Ungerleider vom National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Ricardo Gattass von der Bundesuniversität Rio de Janeiro und Charles Gilbert von der New Yorker Rockefeller University erforschen gegenwärtig die neuronalen Mechanismen, die hinter diesem Phänomen stecken. Dazu beobachten sie, wie einzelne Nervenzellen in den visuellen Zentren im Gehirn auf Objekte reagieren, die teilweise vom blinden Fleck oder durch Sichtschranken verborgen werden.
09.Dec.2006,1518,druck-451666,00.html Letztlich handelt es sich dabei wohl um eine der vielen Fassetten der "Surface Interpolation" - zu Deutsch etwa Oberflächeninterpolation.
09.Dec.2006,1518,druck-451666,00.html In anderen Fällen hingegen berücksichtigt das Gehirn ausschließlich die unmittelbare Umgebung der weggezauberten Stelle + kümmert sich überhaupt nicht um den Rest.
09.Dec.2006,1518,druck-451666,00.html Dieses Spiel trieb bereits der

00.000.1630-00.000.1685 K. Charles II.en), der sich sehr für die Wissenschaften interessierte + die Royal Society gründete.

Er pflegte zum Tode verurteilte Gefangene visuell zu "enthaupten" - noch vor ihrer tatsächlichen Hinrichtung.
09.Dec.2006,1518,druck-451666,00.html GEFUNDEN IN... Gehirn & Geist Ausgabe 12/2006
Aktuelle Ausgabe Heft bestellen Homepage Gehirn&Geist Der blinde Fleck hat erstaunliche Ausmaße. Zum Vergleich:

Seine Fläche ist fast neunmal so groß wie die des Vollmonds am Himmel.

Das reißt ein ganz schönes Loch in Ihre Wahrnehmung, welches Ihr Gehirn mühsam auffüllen muss.
09.Dec.2006,1518,druck-451666,00.html In einem bestimmten Abstand verschwindet der Kreis links im Bild, denn er fällt nun genau auf den blinden Fleck Ihres linken Auges.

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.

Das Gehirn, so scheint es, mag keine Leere.
Was es auch ist - Sie erkennen es in der Regel augenblicklich, denn Ihr Gehirn nimmt ohne Umschweife die richtige Antwort ins Visier.

Wie schafft es das?

Indem es eine Reihe schlauer Vermutungen über statistische Wahrscheinlichkeiten anstellt.

Optische Täuschungen bringen diese unbewussten Vorgänge, die im Verborgenen ablaufen, an den Tag.
09.Dec.2006,1518,druck-453159,00.html Hoffnung auf Meteoritenstaub

Warum ist jene große Region vollkommen abgeschnitten vom irdischen Sediment-Kreislauf, fragten sich David Rea und Kollegen. Im Fachblatt "Geology" versuchen die Forscher nun, eine Antwort zu geben.
09.Dec.2006,1518,druck-453159,00.html Die Schicht am Boden wächst in 500 Jahren nur um einen Millimeter.

Doch während der Jahrmillionen haben sich vielerorts Hunderte Meter dicke Schlickschichten in der Tiefsee angesammelt.
09.Dec.2006,1518,druck-451585,00.html In den 60ern dann entwickelten Militärs in Ost und West verschiedene Typen dieses speziellen Bootes. Zivile Flugboote hat es aber bis heute nicht gegeben:
09.Dec.2006,1518,druck-451585,00.html Entdeckt wurde das Phänomen des Bodeneffekts sogar schon in den 20er-Jahren.
09.Dec.2006,1518,druck-451585,00.html "Ingenieurteams in aller Welt arbeiten derzeit an Bodeneffekt-Fahrzeugen", sagt der Flugzeugentwickler Hanno Fischer.
09.Dec.2006,1518,druck-451585,00.html Schon als 1956 die "Ideal X", der erste Containerfrachter der Welt, den Hafen von Newark verließ, erkannte kaum jemand das Potenzial dieses Schiffs.
09.Dec.2006,1518,druck-451585,00.html Üblicherweise denken Schiffsbauer und Reeder eher traditionell.
Fine Print in Defense Bill Opens Door to Martial Law -By Jeff Stein, CQ National Security Editor
It’s amazing what you can find if you turn over a few rocks in the anti-terrorism legislation Congress approved during the election season.

09.Dec.2006 Warming threatens sea life:

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.

09.Dec.2006 Tax 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.
09.Dec.2006 Stephen Lendman : The End of the Bush Dynasty : The modern-era Bush family dynasty goes back four generations and was connected to the military-industrial complex of its day during +

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.

09.Dec.2006 Ecuador Correa Rejects US Bill Limiting Trade Preferences :

Ecuadorean 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.
Afghan Torture Allegations Upset Denmark : A documentary called “The Secret War” has revealed that a group of 31 Taliban militants were tortured in Kandahar in the custody of U.S. soldiers after they had been captured in 2002 by Danish troops serving as part of the NATO forces in Afghanistan.

09.Dec.2006 In case you missed it: CIA acknowledges Bush 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 Warning over spiralling Iraq refugee crisis: The surging violence in Iraq has created what is becoming the biggest refugee crisis in the world, a humanitarian group said today.

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."

09.Dec.2006 09.Dec.2006 Panel: U.S. Lied About Level Of Violence In Iraq -By ROBERT BURNS
U. S. military and intelligence officials have systematically underreported the violence in Iraq in order to suit the Bush administration's policy goals, the bipartisan Iraq Study Group said.

09.Dec.2006 Setting the limits of invasion journalism -By John Pilger
14.Nov.2006 Bridget Ash wrote to the BBC’s Today programme asking why the invasion of Iraq was described merely as “a conflict”. She could not recall other bloody invasions reduced to “a conflict”. She received this reply:

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

09.Dec.2006 Catastrophe Still Awaits -By Paul Craig Roberts -What will be the U.S. government's response to the lost war and the terrible calamity that Bush has created in Iraq? Continue

09.Dec.2006 Hey, We Got Beat Fair and Square -By Mike Whitney
There’s plenty of gloom and doom in the report, but its all window-dressing. We’re not pulling-out. Heck no! Baker just wants to reduce troop levels to patch up the army and bolster public support for the next big bloodbath.

09.Dec.2006 Oil for Sale: Iraq Study Group Recommends Privatization-By Antonia Juhasz
The oil companies are trying to get what they were denied before the war or at anytime in modern Iraqi history: access to Iraq's oil under the ground. They are also trying to get the best deal possible out of a war-ravaged + occupied nation.

09.Dec.2006 Why We're At War? : George Bush Is Not The Problem-This Is A Must watch Video
John Perkins, author of "An Economic Hitman" blows the lid of U.S. imperiliasm and provides the reasons as to why we are at war in the Middle East and describes the efforts of the corporatocracy in Central and South America.
Click to view

09.Dec.2006 Flirting With Fascism on CNN Headline News: -By - Host Glenn Beck threatens Muslims with concentration camps. Continue
09.Dec.2006 In pictures: Was Jose Padilla Tortured?: A video of the accused "terrorist" shows he was subjected to unduly harsh treatment, his lawyers claim, leaving him psychologically damaged and unfit to stand trial

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.

09.Dec.2006 Suburban 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 Gideon Levy: The last casualty? : The numbers don't lie. They never do. In the past month, the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces was 45 times greater than the number of Israelis killed by Palestinians.

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.

09.Dec.2006 Gilad Atzmon: The politics of anti-Semitism - : Zionism is racism and Zionist ideologists are by definition racist to the bone
09.Dec.2006 Generals say plans won't work in field : Pentagon generals believe that the Iraq Study Group's military recommendations are unrealistic.

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.

09.Dec.2006 The 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
09.Dec.2006 A Young Marine Speaks Out-By Philip Martin
I'm sick+tired of this patriotic, nationalistic + fascist crap.

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

09.Dec.2006 Honesty in Iraq-By David Swanson
How often do we hear the voices of Iraqis in American journalism? How many of us know their stories? We've killed 650,000 of them, measured as excess deaths above the level of deaths our sanctions were causing each year before the war. Since the Spring of 2004 most Iraqis have viewed America as their primary enemy. But what do we know about their lives?

09.Dec.2006 The Spirit of Democracy in Venezuela -By Stephen Lendman
They gathered in the late evening pouring rain dressed in their signature red T-shirts and caps, waving Venezuela flags and shouting "Uh, ah, Chavez no se va" - "Uh, ah, Chavez will not go." It continued all night in the celebratory streets of Caracas echoing Chavez's words repeating "Libertad (liberty) and telling the crowd this was a victory for them, for socialism and for the Bolivarian Revolution he now wants to advance to the next stage.

09.Dec.2006 Constitution Takes New Hit from Senators at Gates Hearing
- By Ray McGovern -Tuesday’s charade at the Senate Armed Forces Committee included repeated allusion to the biblical injunction to “speak truth to power.” This has never been Robert Gates’ forte. Rather, his modus operandi has always been to ingratiate himself with the one with the power + then recite—or write memos setting forth—what he believes that person would like to hear.

09.Dec.2006 Never Mind The Taliban Video - Unreported World - Channel 4
Five years after the fall of the Taliban, western intervention has produced a mafia-style state.

Reporter Kate Clark + director Tom Porter discover a fractured country + an economy dominated by the drugs trade. Real Video
09.Dec.2006 Registration fraud Brad Friedman calls it "voter fraud," while I prefer the term "registration fraud." Either way, it's like the Loch Ness monster: So rarely spotted that we can confine the thing to the category of myth. Nevertheless, the Republican propaganda machine has convinced the sheeple that registration fraud is a massive danger.
That's why voting is now akin to applying for a loan in many states. The identification requirements weed out poor people (who tend to vote Democratic), since they move often and may use expired driver's licenses.
Tova Andrea Wang has a
great new essay on the topic. I would take her argument a step further. We should demand privacy for voter information. Right now, data-mining companies can sell the information to creditors and others you may prefer not to know your street address. Permalink
09.Dec.2006 Remember: Afterdowningstreet will have the locations and other details.
Finally, you may want to read David Swanson's
"The Best Reasons Not to Impeach + Why They're Wrong." A sample:
"Dick Cheney would become president."
Impeachment and removal from office are two different steps. Let's not get ahead of ourselves. Investigating Bush or Cheney will incriminate the other. Both will face future criminal indictments + both will face removal from office. Cheney runs things now backstage to a great extent, so putting him in charge wouldn't change much, but having him as the most unpopular president in history would be a huge political advantage for the Democrats. I would argue that it is possible to get a two-fer. Replacing a vice-president may not happen quickly -- the Democrat-controlled Senate must advise and consent. They may dawdle.

09.Dec.2006 Impeachment is heating up Can you feel it?

Impeachment is becoming the burning issue.
Impeachment holiday cards: War on Christmas? No, it's a war on Bush! The good folks at Impeach for Peace have come up with a way for you to celebrate Christmas, Hannukah or whatever by sending the gift of democracy to your friends and loved ones. To find out how,
go here.
Here is a list of events scheduled for this Sunday, December 10 (
go here for further details):

09.Dec.2006 The national job approval rating of Bush has plummeted to 30%, an all?time low in the latest Zogby International telephone poll, sinking below the 31% approval rating he dropped to in early June.

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Laura Bush "I'm With Stupid" Fridge Magnet. Great to place above the chestnuts roasting on an open fire.
The BuzzFlash Mailbag - Uncensored and Unvarnished Truth from BuzzFlash Readers.
Panel blasts Hastert in Foley scandal 12/9

09.Dec.2006 GOP 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."
Republican-run House Ethics Committee Whitewashes GOP/Foley Scandal; says no one broke any "rules." What did you expect, accountability? Hah!
Chicago office gunman shoots four, dies. All within a few yards of BuzzFlash Central. 12/9

09.Dec.2006 Bid to Battle the NRA. They are So Nutty, They Want Handguns in National Parks! Send Them Packing, Support Gun Control Now.
09.Dec.2006 Scorched earth The EPA is destroying its own libraries to make sure Congress can't get at research which might embarrass Dubya. Permalink
09.Dec.2006 Irakischer Bürgermeister: Kinder und Frauen bei Angriff getötet
09.Dec.2006 "Fehler gemacht": Olmert kritisiert Steinmeiers Syrien- Besuch
09.Dec.2006 Illusionen: Wie das Gehirn die Augen täuscht
09.Dec.2006 Mann erschlagen: Herbststürme wüteten über Frankreich und Spanien

09.Dec.2006 Korruption: Deutsche haben wenig Vertrauen in Wirtschaft und Politik

09.Dec.2006 Apostelgrab: Der Hype um den Paulus- Sarkophag

09.Dec.2006 Nach dem Baker- Report: Deutsche Außenpolitiker suchen neue Aufgaben im Irak
09.Dec.2006 Fall Litwinenko: Verdächtiger Ex- Agent Lugowoi radioaktiv verseucht
09.Dec.2006 Alternative Schiffstechnik: Im Tiefstflug übers Meer
09.Dec.2006 CIA- Gefangenenflüge: Amnesty fordert Priorität für Menschenrechtspolitik in Europa
09.Dec.2006 Satellitenbild der Woche: Weniger Plankton in wärmeren Ozeanen
09.Dec.2006 London: Mini- Tornado machte Hunderte obdachlos
09.Dec.2006 Börsen: Dümmer als der Markt erlaubt
09.Dec.2006 US- Neokonservative: Bushs Weltverbesserer - gescheitert am Größenwahn
09.Dec.2006 Großeinsatz: Bankräuber entpuppt sich als Zahnarzt- Patient mit Mundschutz
09.Dec.2006 Sicherheit: Schäuble sieht Deutschland im Anti- Terror- Kampf stärker gefordert
09.Dec.2006 Giftmord an Litwinenko: Tödlicher Drink im Fünf- Sterne- Hotel
09.Dec.2006 3000 Kilometer mit Elektroauto: Rakete unter Strom

09.Dec.2006 Biodiesel im Jaguar: Charles will Öko- Prinz werden

09.Dec.2006 Guantanamo: USA nehmen neues Hochsicherheitsgefängnis in Betrieb
09.Dec.2006 Deutscher Aufschwung: Handelsbilanz mit Milliarden- Plus
09.Dec.2006 Spielplätze für Rentner: "Senioren wollen gern mal schaukeln"
09.Dec.2006 Solarenergie: Strom aus dem All

09.Dec.2006 Umstrittene Äußerung: Scania- Chef entschuldigt sich für Blitzkrieg- Vergleich
09.Dec.2006 Regierungspleite: Kanadas Parlament stimmt gegen Verbot der Homo- Ehe