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20.Jan.2007 Aufmarsch rund um den Iran - sfux - Spekulation um israelisch-amerikanischen Luftangriff -Malte Olschewski -

Von Somalia bis Südkorea sind in den letzten Wochen verdächtige Aktionen amerikanischer Militärs registriert worden.

Seit US-Präsident George Bush seine Mannschaft umgebaut und eine Verstärkung der Truppen im Irak angekündigt hat, wird das Schlimmste befürchtet. Die Amtszeit...
20.Jan.2007
Outline the role of social factors in the formation of identities - sfux Abigail Cowen -

After recovering from the second World War, Britain regained it?s strength, building up a strong economy and increasing consumption possibilities.

But this period of social stability was not to last. A quote from a miner, John Greaves, who spent his working life in the mines and witnessed the crumbling...
20.Jan.2007
CIA-Heimatgebiet: Deutschland - sfux Die Absurditäten des Falles Al Masri werden immer grösser - Karl Weiss -

Nach allem, was man heute weiß, hat der CIA, gedeckt von deutschen Polizeibeamten, im Raum Ulm Überwachungen von islamischen Verdächtigen durchgeführt.

Es gibt eine Aussage von einem Ehepaar, die beeidigt werden kann, in deren Wohnung eine Person, die sich nicht auswies und einen amerikanischen Akzent...
20.Jan.2007
Wie funktioniert Restriktion in Deutschland? - sfux -Harald Haack ? -

Ein hinterfotziger Terrorist! Vielenorts hat er zugeschlagen und mächtig was abgelassen.

Er tobte in ganz Deutschland und nicht nur dort, sondern ebenso in Irland, Großbritannien, Frankreich, Belgien, Niederlande und in der Schweiz und demnächst vielleicht noch in Südschweden und in Polen.

Aber der deutsche Innenminister, Wolfgang Schäuble, sonst so erpicht darauf sich mit scharfen...
20.Jan.2007
Spionagemünze war eine "Ente" - sfux -AP -

Das US-Verteidigungsministerium hat einen Spionagebericht zurückgezogen, in dem vor kanadischen Münzen mit eingebauten Minisendern gewarnt worden war.

Der Bericht über die Existenz solcher Münzen sei falsch, erklärte der Sicherheitsdienst des Pentagons am Donnerstag auf seiner Website.

Man habe nie einen Beweis dafür gehabt + inzwischen habe sich der Verdacht als unbegründet erwiesen.
In dem in der vorigen Woche bekannt gewordenen Bericht hatte...

20.Jan.2007
ABC Falsely Claims Pelosi Opposes Cutting Funds For Iraq Escalation - Nico -

Apparently in desperate search for a headline, ABC last night issued the following “breaking news” alert:

Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com:

HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI TELLS ABC NEWS’ DIANE SAWYER SHE WON’T BLOCK FUNDING FOR MORE TROOPS IN IRAQ

Watch ‘Good Morning America’ for the full interview.

In fact, Pelosi said nothing of the sort on Good Morning America. She merely repeated her stated view that she does not support cutting funds to U.S. forces already in Iraq.

Pelosi told Sawyer, “[W]e will hold the president accountable.

He has to answer for his war. He has dug a hole so deep he can’t even see the light on this.

It’s a tragedy.

It’s a historic blunder.”

Asked about reports that President Bush has already begun increasing U.S. troop levels by 3,500 soldiers,

Pelosi said, “The president knows that because the troops are in harm’s way that we won’t cut off the resources. That’s why he’s moving so quickly to put them in harm’s way.” Watch it:

The White House hit back against Pelosi today. Administration spokesperson Dana Perino claimed Pelosi’s comment was “poisonous,” adding,

“I think questioning the president’s motivations and suggesting that he, for some political reason, is rushing troops into harm’s way,

is not appropriate, it is not correct + it is unfortunate because we do have troops in harm’s way.”

But earlier this month, a senior Pentagon official admitted to NBC News that “this surge option is more of a political decision than a military one.”

Full transcript:

SAWYER: On Iraq, as we sit here right now, 3,500 troops are moving in. That’s the first of the surge. It has begun. Are you going to move to cut off funding for troops going into Iraq as part of the surge?

PELOSI: Democrats will never cut off funding for our troops when they are in harm’s way. But we will hold the president accountable. He has to answer for his war. He has dug a hole so deep he can’t even see the light on this. It’s a tragedy. It’s a historic blunder.

SAWYER: Are you acquiescing in the surge…

(CROSSTALK)

SAWYER: … since the pocketbook is the only other control mechanism?

PELOSI: The president knows that because the troops are in harm’s way that we won’t cut off the resources. That’s why he’s moving so quickly to put them in harm’s way.

SAWYER: Are you saying that the president deliberately manipulated the timing that he sent the troops in, in order to avoid congressional action?

PELOSI: Well, I would certainly hope he didn’t manipulate the timing of sending the troops in. I think he could have told us about it sooner + invited any comments we might have had, any constructive proposals we might have had. We found out about it as the troops were going in.
20.Jan.2007
Rhetorical flourishes set to solve Mideast strife. - Nico -

“Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a deal with Arab leaders this week: Washington will show an interest in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Arabs will say they support the new U.S. strategy for Iraq,” Reuters reports. “But the actions on both sides of the deal are largely cosmetic or rhetorical, because the parties are either unable or unwilling to deliver, Arab analysts and diplomats say.”
20.Jan.2007 Note to Robert Gates: - Nico - We already do have leverage over Iran.
20.Jan.2007 Friedman Blasts Liberals, Claims They Believe Arabs Are ‘Incapable Of Democracy’ - Amanda -

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman was one of media’s most vocal advocates for the invasion of Iraq. On

05.Feb.2003 he said, “I think I get this war, and, on balance, I think it is a risk worth taking.”

09.Mar.2003 he added, “Regime change in Iraq is the right choice for Iraq, for the Middle East and for the world. Mr. Bush is right about that.”

Yesterday on NPR’s On Point radio show, Friedman began attacking liberals when a caller asked him about his early support for the invasion of Iraq. He sarcastically said that next time, he’ll “be a better liberal” and “will view the prospect of Arabs forging a democracy as utterly impossible. They’re incapable of democracy.” Listen here: CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO FRIEDMAN

Friedman’s attacks on war critics have always been misplaced.

22.Jan.2003 he attacked liberals for failing to recognize that “regime change in Iraq is not some distraction from the war on Al Qaeda,” +

04.Jun.2003 he said that “the failure of the Bush team to produce any weapons of mass destruction” was not an issue with which the country should be concerned:

It was the wrong issue before the war + it’s the wrong issue now.” Digg It! Transcript:

FRIEDMAN: Look, I understand people who opposed the war.

Some opposed it for military reasons, because they’re against war, some opposed it because they hate George Bush, some opposed it because they didn’t believe Arabs are capable of democracy.

I wasn’t in that group. I really believed that finding a different kind of politics in collaboration with people in that region was a really important project.

ASHBROOK: And do you really believe –

FRIEDMAN: I’m really sorry. Next time — Next time Ishwar [caller], I promise, I really promise, I’ll be a better liberal.

I’ll not in any way support any effort to bring democracy to a country ruled by an oil-backed tyranny. I promise I will never do that again.

I promise I’ll be a better liberal. I will view the prospect of Arabs forging a democracy as utterly impossible. They’re incapable of democracy. I agree with you on that now.

ASHBROOK: You’re going to sarcasm. We can feel you’ve taken your licks on this.
20.Jan.2007
‘Singe, don’t burn.’ - Nico -

The White House Correspondents Association denies telling comedian Rich Little to back off President Bush and the Iraq war.

“I cannot be more clear that we never mentioned Iraq, we never gave him any guidelines,” says Steve Scully, president of the WHCA. “The only thing we told him is that we want to follow the policy of the Gridiron Dinner, which is ’singe, don’t burn’.”
20.Jan.2007 I told you so. - Nico -

From Terry McAuliffe’s new book: “Asked by Cherie Blair what Americans thought of her husband, McAuliffe responded that ‘most people think you’re a lap-dog for President Bush.’

Cherie Blair then elbowed her husband and said ‘See, Tony, I told you so.’”
20.Jan.2007
Bush Administration Pushed Out Lead Prosecutor On Abramoff Case - Amanda -

As many as eight U.S. Attorneys are leaving or being pushed out of their positions by the Bush administration.

Several of these prosecutors are working on high-profile cases, such as Carol Lam, who ran the investigation into the corruption of former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham (R-CA).

The San Diego Union-Tribune has noted that Lam appears to be the “victim of strong-arm political pressure from Washington, where officials apparently wanted to hand her job to a partisan operative.”

U.S. Attorney Bud Cummins, who was pushed out by the Bush administration in December, was replaced with a “37-year-old protege of White House political adviser Karl Rove.”

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has denied political motivations behind the resignations, recently telling Congress, “Nothing could be further from the truth.”

He added that they were a “sign of good management” by the Bush administration.

But these replacements are not the first time the administration has punished U.S. Attorneys for going after White House allies.

00.000.2002 U.S. Attorney Frederick A. Black launched an investigation into Jack Abramoff’s “secret arrangement with Superior Court officials to lobby against a court reform bill then pending in Congress.”

18.Nov.2002 Black issued a grand jury subpoena to the Guam Superior Court to turn over all records involving the lobbying contract with Abramoff. The administration swiftly punished Black:

A day later, the chief prosecutor, US Attorney Frederick A. Black, who had launched the investigation, was demoted. A White House news release announced that Bush was replacing Black.

The timing caught some by surprise. Despite his officially temporary status as the acting US attorney, Black had held the assignment for more than a decade.

An internal Justice Department investigation concluded that the White House did not improperly retaliate against Black for raising allegations against Abramoff.

But the probe into Abramoff’s activities in Guam died shortly after Black stepped down.

Congress needs to question the White House about whether the Cunningham investigation will meet a similar fate when Lam resigns.

American Progress Senior Fellow Scott Lilly has more.
20.Jan.2007 Ney sentenced to 30 months in prison. - Payson -

Former Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH) was sentenced to a 30-month prison term today, a penalty that is “stiffer than the 27 months recommended by prosecutors.”

Ney pleaded guilty last October “to making false statements and conspiracy to commit fraud” as part of the Abramoff influence-peddling scandal.

Judge Huvelle explained to Ney why she delivered the tough sentence: “As a member of Congress, you had the responsibility, above all else really, to set an example and uphold the law.”
20.Jan.2007
Obama Smeared As Former ‘Madrassa’ Student, Possible Covert Muslim Extremist - Think Progress -

This morning, Fox News featured a segment highlighting a right-wing report that Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) attended an Islamic “madrassa” school as a 6-year-old child.

Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy pointed out that madrassas are “financed by Saudis” and “teach this Wahhabism which pretty much hates us,” then declared, “The big question is: was that on the curriculum back then?” Later, a caller to the show questioned whether Obama’s schooling means that “maybe he doesn’t consider terrorists the enemy.” Fox anchor Brian Kilmeade responded, “Well, we’ll see about that.”

The Fox hosts failed to correct the false claim that Obama is Muslim. One caller, referring to Obama, said, “I think a Muslim would be fine in the presidency, better than Hillary. At least you know what the Muslims are up to.” Anchor Gretchen Carlson responded, “We want to be clear, too, that this isn’t all Muslims, of course, we would only be concerned about the kind that want to blow us up.” Obama is Christian, a member of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ since 1988. Watch it:

As a child, Obama spent four years in Indonesia with his step-father, a non-practicing Muslim + his mother. Between ages 6 and 8, Obama attended a local Muslim school in Jakarta; after that, he was enrolled in a Roman Catholic school. In his book Dreams Of My Father (p.142), Obama writes:

In Indonesia, I’d spent 2 years at a Muslim school, 2 years at a Catholic school. In the Muslim school, the teacher wrote to tell mother I made faces during Koranic studies. In the Catholic school, when it came time to pray, I’d pretend to close my eyes, then peek around the room. Nothing happened. No angels descended.

In his more recent book, The Audacity of Hope, Obama writes (p.274), “Without the money to go to the international school that most expatriate children attended, I went to local Indonesian schools and ran the streets with the children of farmers, servants, tailors + clerks.” Digg It! Transcript:

DOOCY: Why didn’t anybody ever mention that that man right there was raised — spent the first decade of his life, raised by his Muslim father — as a Muslim and was educated in a madrassa?

[snip]

DOOCY: We should also point out that Barack Obama’s father is the one who gave him the middle name of Hussein. And the thing about the madrassa + you know, let’s just be honest about this, in the last number of years, madrassas have been, we’ve learned a lot about them, financed by Saudis, they teach this Wahhabism which pretty much hates us. The big question is was that on the curriculum back then? Probably not, but it was a madrassa and the big question is whether or not any of these revelations about the fact that he was a Muslim — right now I understand he does go to the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, although not a regular parishioner — but raised as a Muslim, went to a madrassa.

[snip]

DOOCY: Is it ancient history or do you think madrassa matters. [phone ringing] Josh joins us from Colorado. Good morning to you Josh.

CALLER: What’s up?

DOOCY: What do you think?

CALLER: I think that ultimately this will probably be one of the main reasons is he not elected.

DOOCY: Just the fact that his father was a Muslim, he was raised as a Muslim for awhile + went to a madrassa school in Jakarta?

CALLER: Right. I mean, you think that would possibly give him better insight on the enemy, maybe he doesn’t consider terrorists the enemy.

KILMEADE: Well, we’ll see about that. Yeah, Josh says that.

[snip]

CALLER: Hi, good morning. Yes, I think it does matter. The fact that he omitted it must mean that he feels that somebody is going to have an opinion. And President Bush certainly comes under scrutiny, so why shouldn’t he?

KILMEADE: Well, he didn’t admit it. I mean that’s the issue.

CARLSON: Well she said he didn’t.

KILMEADE: Says he didn’t come out + I was over in Indonesia for five years, or roughly five years, went to a madrassa and there is some reports that Wahhabism was the curriculum there, which is a problem because they start with “We hate America” and work their way back from there.

DOOCY: Well, the way it was framed in one of his biographies, he said, “I was sent first,” this is in Indonesia, “to a catholic school and then to a predominantly Muslim school.” He doesn’t say, “I went to a madrassa, where they taught Wahhabism.” He simply says, “I went to a predominantly Muslim school.”

CARLSON: Alright, Jim from Alabama, what do you think?

DOOCY: Jim?

CALLER: Yeah.

CARLSON: What do you think?

CALLER: I think a Muslim would be fine in the presidency, better than Hillary. At least you know what the Muslims are up to. [Laughter]

CARLSON: We want to be clear, too, that this isn’t all Muslims, of course, we would only be concerned about the kind that want to blow us up.
20.Jan.2007
Pentagon Counsel: New Rules Convict Detainees ‘Based On Nothing But A Coerced Confession’ - Faiz -

Following the guidelines Congress set down in the Military Commissions Act late last year, the Pentagon yesterday unveiled new rules for detainee trials “that could allow terror suspects to be convicted and perhaps executed using hearsay testimony and coerced statements.”

At a Pentagon briefing, Dan Dell’Orto, deputy to the Defense Department’s top counsel, said the new rules will “afford all the judicial guarantees which are recognized as indispensable by civilized people.” Dell’Orto’s view is not shared throughout the Pentagon’s counsels office. Col. Dwight H. Sullivan, the Chief Defense Counsel in the Office of Military Commissions, issued a statement yesterday criticizing the new rules:

The rules appear carefully crafted to ensure than an accused can be convicted — and possibly executed — based on nothing but a coerced confession. The rules would allow an accused to be executed based on nothing but hearsay. […]

The rules’ broad protections for classified information threaten to swallow everything. These rules are particularly scary coming in the wake of new Guantánamo classification guidelines that make even the prisoners’ own name classified as ‘SECRET.’

The rules violate the principle that the jury shouldn’t be allowed to see anything that the defendant can’t see. Witnesses can be shielded so that the defendant can’t see them, but the jury can.

Read Sullivan’s full statement here.
20.Jan.2007 House votes to expand House Page Board. - Amanda -

The bipartisan resolution requires “regular meetings of the House Page Board, which oversees the program” and adds “members including a former page and a parent of a current or former page.” The measure is intended to “ensure that current and former teenage pages are no longer vulnerable to improper conduct by lawmakers like former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla.”
20.Jan.2007 Gonzales: ‘There Is No Express Grant of Habeas Corpus In The Constitution’ - Nico -

Yesterday, during Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales claimed there is no express right to habeas corpus in the U.S. Constitution. Gonzales was debating Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) about whether the Supreme Court’s ruling on Guantanamo detainees last year cited the constitutional right to habeas corpus. Gonzales claimed the Court did not cite such a right, then added, “There is no express grant of habeas in the Constitution.”

Specter pushed back. “Wait a minute. The constitution says you can’t take it away, except in the case of rebellion or invasion. Doesn’t that mean you have the right of habeas corpus, unless there is an invasion or rebellion?” Specter told Gonzales, “You may be treading on your interdiction and violating common sense, Mr. Attorney General.” Watch it:

As McJoan noted, the right of habeas corpus is clear in Article I, Section 9, Clause 2 of the Contitution: “The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.” Digg It! Full transcript:

SPECTER: Where you have the Constitution having an explicit provision that the writ of habeas corpus cannot be suspended except for rebellion or invasion + you have the Supreme Court saying that habeas corpus rights apply to Guantanamo detainees — aliens in Guantanamo — after an elaborate discussion as to why, how can the statutory taking of habeas corpus — when there’s an express constitutional provision that it can’t be suspended + an explicit Supreme Court holding that it applies to Guantanamo alien detainees.

GONZALES: A couple things, Senator. I believe that the Supreme Court case you’re referring to dealt only with the statutory right to habeas, not the constitutional right to habeas.

SPECTER: Well, you’re not right about that. It’s plain on its face they are talking about the constitutional right to habeas corpus. They talk about habeas corpus being guaranteed by the Constitution, except in cases of an invasion or rebellion. They talk about John Runningmeade and the Magna Carta and the doctrine being imbedded in the Constitution.

GONZALES: Well, sir, the fact that they may have talked about the constitutional right to habeas doesn’t mean that the decision dealt with that constitutional right to habeas.

SPECTER: When did you last read the case?

GONZALES: It has been a while, but I’ll be happy to — I will go back and look at it.

SPECTER: I looked at it yesterday and this morning again.

GONZALES: I will go back and look at it. The fact that the Constitution — again, there is no express grant of habeas in the Constitution. There is a prohibition against taking it away. But it’s never been the case + I’m not a Supreme —

SPECTER: Now, wait a minute. Wait a minute. The constitution says you can’t take it away, except in the case of rebellion or invasion. Doesn’t that mean you have the right of habeas corpus, unless there is an invasion or rebellion?

GONZALES: I meant by that comment, the Constitution doesn’t say, “Every individual in the United States or every citizen is hereby granted or assured the right to habeas.” It doesn’t say that. It simply says the right of habeas corpus shall not be suspended except by —

SPECTER: You may be treading on your interdiction and violating common sense, Mr. Attorney General.

GONZALES: Um.
20.Jan.2007
Reid to challenge Bush on Iran. - Nico -

“When the Democratic leaders of Congress offer their State of the Union prebuttals at the National Press Club later today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., plans to challenge for the first time President Bush’s authority to pursue an incursion into Iran without prior congressional approval. ‘This morning, I’d like to be clear,’ Reid plans to say according excerpts of his speech obtained by ABC News, ‘The President does not have the authority to launch military action in Iran without first seeking congressional authorization.’”
19
.Jan.2007 January 19, 2007 - Think Progress -

Rich Little, the comedian chosen by the White House Correspondents Association to headline the annual correspondents dinner, has been told by organizers of the event that “they don’t want a repeat of last year’s” performance by Stephen Colbert.” “ They don’t want anyone knocking the president. He’s really over the coals right now + he’s worried about his legacy,” Little said. “I won’t even mention the word ‘Iraq.’

$8.4 billion: The cost of the Iraq war per month. “The Pentagon has been estimating last year’s costs for the increasingly unpopular war at about $8 billion a month. It rose from a monthly ‘burn rate’ of about $4.4 billion during the first year of fighting in fiscal 2003.”

In a 96-2 vote, the Senate yesterday approved an ethics reform package . Conservatives agreed to support the bill only after forcing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to schedule a vote granting line-item veto power to the President.

The New York Times reports that while details about the Bush administration’s shift on warrantless spying remain “sketchy,” critics believe “one goal of the new arrangements was to derail lawsuits challenging the program in conventional federal courts.”

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad “appears to be under pressure from the highest authorities in Iran to end his involvement in the country’s nuclear program, a sign that his political capital is declining as his country comes under increasing international pressure.”

Ten major companies — including General Electric, DuPont + Alcoa — “have banded together with leading environmental groups to call for a firm nationwide limit on carbon dioxide emissions that would lead to reductions of 10 to 30 percent over the next 15 years.”

The Medicare prescription drug program increased U.S. drug sales by $2.5 billion 00.000.2006, bolstering earnings at Pfizer Inc. and UnitedHealth Group Inc. as well as other pharmaceutical and insurance companies. “Purchases under the benefit, offered through the Medicare health program for the elderly for the first time last year, accounted for one-sixth of the growth in sales.”

The House yesterday capped its “100 Hours” agenda with the passage of an energy bill repealing tax breaks for big oil companies, marking “the sixth piece of legislation approved in two weeks.”

And finally: “Hi, I’m Art Buchwald + I just died.” Famed Washington humorist Art Buchwald passed away yesterday, but he leaves on a funny note. Watch his video goodbye at the New York Times + his farewell column in today’s Washington Post.
20.Jan.2007 Gonzales Backs Away From Administration’s Previous Attacks Over Eavesdropping - Payson -

On multiple occasions leading up to the November elections, President Bush accused opponents of his domestic warrantless wiretap program of not wanting to listen to terrorist phone calls:

BUSH: In all these vital measures for fighting the war on terror, the Democrats just follow a simple philosophy: Just say no. When it comes to listening to the terrorists, what’s the Democrats’ answer? It’s, just say no. [10/30/06]

BUSH: If the people of the United States don’t think we ought to be listening in on the conversations of people who could do harm to the United States, then go ahead and vote for the Democrats. [10/4/06]

BUSH: The stakes in this election couldn’t be more clear. If you don’t think we should be listening in on the terrorist, then you ought to vote for the Democrats.

If you want your government to continue listening in when al Qaeda planners are making phone calls into the United States, then you vote Republican. [10/3/06]

During today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) confronted Attorney General Gonzales with these accusations. Gonzales denied they referred to elected officials, but instead to certain “blogs today … who don’t want us eavesdropping at all”:

FEINGOLD: Do you know of any one in the country who opposed eavesdropping on terrorists?

GONZALES: Sure, if you look at blogs today, there is a lot of concern about all types of eavesdropping, who don’t want us eavesdropping at all.

FEINGOLD: Do you know anyone in government who ever took that position?

GONZALES: No, but that is not what I said.

FEINGOLD: It is a disgrace and disservice to your office and the President to have accused people on this Committee of opposing eavesdropping on terrorists.

GONZALES: I didn’t have you in mind or anyone on the Committee when I referred to people who oppose eavesdropping on terrorists. Perish the thought.

Perish the thought, indeed.
20.Jan.2007
Google's Sinister(?) Plans - Zonk puppetman writes

"This week, Robert X. Cringely makes some interesting observations as to what Google's up to next.

He theorizes that Google is looking to create a bandwidth shortage that will drive ISP/cable/telephone customers into it's open arms (often with the blessing of the ISP/cable/telephone company).

The evidence: leasing massive amounts of network capacity + huge data centers in rural areas (close to power-generation facilities). The shortage will only occur if the average bandwidth consumption by individual consumers skyrockets; think mainstream BitTorrent, streaming moves from NetFlix, tv episodes from iTunes, video games on demand, etc, etc. Spooky and sinister, or sublime and smart?"
20.Jan.2007
Fury in Turkey at editor's murder Thousands of people rally in Istanbul to protest at the murder of an outspoken Turkish-Armenian writer.
20.Jan.2007 Hezbollah head hails resignation Hezbollah head Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah welcomes the resignation of Israeli army chief Lt-Gen Dan Halutz.
20.Jan.2007 Chavez defends Venezuela model Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez defends his country is "fully democratic" at a Latin American summit.
20.Jan.2007 US wants answers on China test Washington asks China to explain its intentions after Beijing reportedly carried out an arms test in space.
20.Jan.2007 New Horizons targets Jupiter kick The New Horizons probe is bearing down on Jupiter and a flyby that will swing the spacecraft out to Pluto.
20.Jan.2007 Deaths on day 10 of Guinea strike Two more people die on the 10th day of Guinea's national strike, as unionists insist that President Conte resign.
20.Jan.2007 Republican Ney sentenced to jail Former congressman Bob Ney is jailed for 30 months for his role in the Abramoff corruption scandal.
20.Jan.2007 'Progress' in N Korea-US talks N Korea and the US call recent talks positive, as Washington's envoy prepares for more nuclear negotiations.
20.Jan.2007 Genoa riot evidence 'disappears' Key evidence vanishes in the trial of Italian policemen over violence at the G8 summit 00.000.2001, police say.
20.Jan.2007 Iraq troops 'seize Shia militant' Security forces in Iraq have seized a high-level militia leader in a raid in Baghdad, the US military says.
20.Jan.2007 Mother wins dead son sperm case A court ruling allowing a dead Israeli's sperm to impregnate a woman he never met is hailed as a boost for family rights.
20.Jan.2007 Honours police arrest Blair aide A Number 10 aide is arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice in the cash-for-honours inquiry.
20.Jan.2007 Vitamin pill for prostate cancer Scientists develop a vitamin D pill in a bid extend the life of patients with advanced prostate cancer.
20.Jan.2007 Moving on from Hwang's fall The discovery that a cloning superstar's research was fraudulent leaves as lasting impression upon science.
20.Jan.2007 Storm chaos prompts virus surge Experts say they are surprised how quickly computer virus writers take advantage of the European storms
20.Jan.2007 Redford demands apology over Iraq Actor Robert Redford calls for US leaders to apologise for the war in Iraq at the opening of the Sundance Film Festival.
20.Jan.2007 US defence chief arrives in Iraq US Defence Secretary Robert Gates arrives in the Iraqi city of Basra, on an unannounced visit.
20.Jan.2007 Somali warlords hand over weapons One of Somalia's main warlords surrenders "battle wagons" to the government and his militia join the army.
20.Jan.2007 Rwanda 'to scrap death penalty' Rwanda's cabinet votes to scrap the death penalty, meaning genocide suspects abroad could face extradition.
20.Jan.2007 Rule by decree passed for Chavez Venezuela's parliament grants initial approval to a plan allowing President Hugo Chavez to rule by decree for 18 months.
20.Jan.2007 Russia to return envoy to Georgia Russia's President Putin announces his ambassador will return to Georgia after last year's diplomatic row.
20.Jan.2007 Democrats reject US oil subsidies The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives votes to overturn billions in subsidies to the oil industry.
20.Jan.2007 HP CEO denies 'bullet dodging' with stock sale Hurd sold 100,000 shares two weeks before HP's ill-fated probe into a news leak became public.
20.Jan.2007 Tech Politics Podcast: Why Bush blinked This week saw a remarkable reversal by the administration over electronic surveillance. Also, tough talk by the U.S. over managing the Internet.
20.Jan.2007 Judge allows music industry to sue XM Satellite Record labels say the satellite radio broadcaster allows customers to turn songs into MP3 files, infringing on their copyrights.
20.Jan.2007 Kevin Bacon uses 'Six Degrees' to help the world Blog: Actor Kevin Bacon has finally embraced the fact that he's connected to most of the rest of the world by just six degrees, and...
20.Jan.2007 Belgian copyright group warns Yahoo Copiepresse, which represents French- and German-language Belgian newspapers, adds No. 2 search engine to its list of offenders.
20.Jan.2007 E-voting test labs get initial nod Blog: Two Colorado-based laboratories this week became the first companies to receive the initial go-ahead in their quest for federal...
20.Jan.2007 Swedish bank hit by 'biggest ever' online heist Phishing e-mails encouraged at least 250 customers to download antivirus application containing a Trojan.
20.Jan.2007 Lobby bill spares political bloggers Senators strike a section that would have required some "grassroots" lobbying groups to register or face prison time.
20.Jan.2007 'Storm Worm' rages across the globe Mass-mailed Trojan horse baits people with timely information about a deadly, real-life storm front in Europe.
20.Jan.2007 Cheaper LEDs to light a green path? Using plastic could help light-emitting diodes sell for less and compete with power-hungry traditional bulbs, company says.
20.Jan.2007 Report highlights mistakes in search for Kims Oregon sheriffs group finds that search for missing senior editor at CNET was plagued by squabbling among agencies, confusion and indifference.
20.Jan.2007 Digital archivists look to porn, Flash for tips Symposium focuses on models that will help preserve digital art on the Internet with the same success that real-world museums preserve traditional works of art. 20.Jan.2007 Feds out for hacker's blood New York Times hacker Adrian Lamo cites religious objections for not giving blood for DNA sample; hearing to explore whether alternatives are acceptable.
20.Jan.2007 Americans relying more on Net for political news Use of the Internet as a primary source of political news has doubled since 2002, according to a recent study by the Pew Research Center.
20.Jan.2007 New York to use cell phone photographers to help fight crime Mayor says city will equip 911 call centers to accept photos and video sent from cell phones to help nab criminals.
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In The Big Idea, Jacob Weisberg examines how Republicans deal with a faltering president. Historically, Republicans have stuck together more than Democrats. But President Bush's troop surge has forced congressmen seeking re-election--particularly would-be presidential candidates--to take sides. John McCain, Mitt Romney + Rudy Giuliani have supported the surge, hoping to court conservative primary voters. "All three may also calculate that even if their position looks terribly wrong in retrospect, they will have plenty of conservative company," Weisberg writes. Sens. Sam Brownback and Chuck Hagel, meanwhile, have distanced themselves, perhaps to raise their profiles in case the top-tier candidates falter. But most Republicans are taking the middle road: "[T]he safest course is to sound skeptical without crossing Bush directly, while hoping that Democrats become uncowed and miscalculate by trying to cut off funding to the troops."

In Human Nature, William Saletan unveils the future of fertility brokering via Jennalee Ryan, a Texan who buys eggs and sperm from donors with desirable physical and educational characteristics, has batches of embryos created wholesale + sells them to infertile couples. "It's temping to label Ryan a madwoman, as many critics have. But that's exactly wrong. Ryan represents the next wave of industrial rationality. She's bringing the innovations of Costco and Burger King to the business of human flesh." Ryan's business plan cuts out the troubled mothers who typically put up babies for adoption and eliminates the risk of using embryos left over from in vitro fertilization (bypassing mettlesome donors who want to know where their frozen babies will end up), creating a win-win situation for well-to-do white couples who want total control. "[Ryan] didn't invent commerce, quality control, or trait selection in human reproduction. ... All she did was extend them across the line of conception. Does that line matter?" Saletan asks.

In Politics, John Dickerson dispatches from the Scooter Libby perjury and obstruction-of-justice trial. The witness list reads like a who's who of Washington politics and media (or a list of unindicted co-conspirators), with Meet the Press ' Tim Russert and Vice President Dick Cheney set to testify. The first few days of voir dire, or jury selection, gave a window into public sentiment about Libby and the Bush administration. One woman's take on the administration got her out of jury duty quicker than a note from her boss could. "I am completely without objectivity," she said. "There is probably nothing they could say or do that would make me feel positively about them." But jury selection did not lack moments of levity. Asked his opinion of Cheney, a potential juror replied: "I'm not sure of his health as serving vice president with his heart + I'm not sure I would like to go bird-hunting with him, either."

In The Browser, Michael Agger analyzes the camera phone as a cultural force. While the device has done plenty of good--"photo caller-ID, amateur sports highlights + the quick citizen snaps taken in the wake of the London bombings"--it has also "aided the perverted, the nosy, the violent + the bored," Agger writes. Take the British practice of "happy slapping," or the invasive practice of photographing unveiled women in Saudi Arabia. Agger argues that in America, the prevalence of quick pics has led to "oversharing. The snapshot speaks with a small voice: I'm alive and I saw this. " Then there's the recording of Saddam Hussein's hanging, which has been compared to Abraham Zapruder's film of the Kennedy assassination: "[T] hey both testify to the power of first-person witnessing + how a digital copy of that witnessing can upend neat narratives and certainties."
20.Jan.2007 Solipsize It
"Uncontacted" people are first and mainly just people.
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20.Jan.2007 Bush's Wiretap Surrender
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New York Times and Los Angeles Times lead with news that China shot down one of its satellites with a ground-based missile last week.

The move demonstrated China's ability to target objects in space + sparked concern and condemnation from several countries that have satellite programs.

USA Today leads with word from the Justice Department that it is working on a plan to add the DNA from federal detainees to an FBI database. The plan could target "tens of thousands of immigration violators, captives in the war on terrorism and others accused but not convicted of federal offenses," says the paper.

The Washington Post leads + most other papers front, the Senate passing broad ethics legislation that seeks to diminish the influence lobbyists have on Capitol Hill. The move, which supporters claim is the most important ethics reform since Watergate, would forbid lobbyists from buying gifts, meals, as well as pay for trips (naturally, with some exceptions). The Wall Street Journal tops its worldwide newsbox with testimony before the House Budget panel that shows the Pentagon thinks the 2007 cost for the Iraq war will be approximately $8.4 billion a month.
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20.Jan.2007 Jack Cashill looks into Sandy Berger's pants and thinks he's figured out what Berger was Bergling. - BG -http://brainster.blogspot.com/2007_01_14_brainster_archive.html#116915315139888985
20.Jan.2007 Hicks supporters decry new US military commission rules - BG -
[JURIST] The father and military lawyer of Australian Guantanamo Bay

[JURIST news archive] detainee David Hicks [JURIST news archive] spoke out against new US military commission rules [manual, PDF; JURIST report] Thursday, insisting that the regulations... Source: http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2007/01/hicks-supporters-decry-new-us-military.php
20.Jan.2007 Gadget Lab: U.S. Navy Invents Railgun (Commenters say Railgun is misnomer) - BG -working 8-megajoule electromagnetic mass driver.http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2007/01/us_navy_invents.html
20.Jan.2007 Gonzales raps 'activist' judges - U.S. Security - MSNBC.com - BG -Gonzales: Judges unfit to rule on terrorhttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id//16668110/
20.Jan.2007 By Dave Lindorff - What Do Bush And Gonzales Take Us For, Idiots?
The new administration policy of obeying the FISA law in spying on people's communications is not about saving face, it's about saving the president's ass.

20.Jan.2007 By Bob Geiger Anti-McCain-Doctrine Legislation For Dummies Three bills to stop Iraq escalation have different approaches

20.Jan.2007 By Patricia Johnson The "N" Word The administration is as loathe to negotiate with prescription drug companies as with Iran.

20.Jan.2007 By Rady Ananda Electronic Voting & Fair Vote Counts: 15 Expert Reports
Annotated bibliography of 15 Expert Reports on electronic voting and fair vote counts -- summarized and sourced for your reference.

20.Jan.2007 By Larry Beinhart Failure Is Not An Option Failure is not an option. It's standard! On every policy we make! Name a policy + it's got failure! Guaranteed! Or your government back!

20.Jan.2007 By Brent Budowsky The Great Democratic Landslide Of 2008 George Bush will go down in history as the new Herbert Hoover for the Republican Party, creating momentous changes in American politics that will lead to a realignment as powerful as the FDR coalition.

20.Jan.2007 By Philip Farruggio Silence IS Betrayal
what of the overwhelming majority of those Americans who do not support this mess in Iraq + never did? When will they finally understand what Rev. King and Eli Wiesel meant? We are reaching the first stage of a critical mass of events.... the street corners are still mostly empty. Silence is betrayal.

20.Jan.2007 By David Swanson It All Started With An American Taliban
It began with that monstrous young man so evil we needed to blindfold him and strap him to a board, that confusing young man who looked like Christ but cast us in the role of crucifiers, that treasonous young man who brought dark and heathen evils across linguistic and cultural borders and brought torture onto the list of accepted government actions.

20.Jan.2007 By Marc McDonald Did Bush's Lies To Troops Play Role In The Rape, Killing Of Iraqi Girl?
20.Jan.2007 By harping on Iraq's alleged complicity in 9/11 and the "terrorist threat" posed by that nation, the Bush White House has left our troops seething with rage and hell-bent on vengeance

20.Jan.2007 By Timothy V. Gatto Politics And Whores The oldest profession in the world isn't prostitution, it'd politics. Then again, there isn't much of a difference between the two.

20.Jan.2007 By Michael Richardson Voting Machine Test Lab Merger Despite EAC Ban On Ciber Puts Wyle Lab Partnership In Question
Banned voting machine test lab Ciber merger with EAC approved lab calls into question both labs meanwhile the Defense Department has its own Ciber problem

20.Jan.2007 By John Carey Does A Democracy's Freedom Of Speech Give Hope And Comfort To The Enemy?

20.Jan.2007 By David Swanson Follow Pelosi, Or Follower Pelosi
Larry Everest made an interesting comment on a panel we did in Memphis last weekend. He said that if Nancy Pelosi, who claims her top priority is ending the war and who claims to support democracy, were to ask people to come to Washington, D.C., on January 27th to march against the war, probably 20 million people would come.

20.Jan.2007 By Miriam Raftery Dennis Kucinich On Election Reform And Journalists' Rights
Journalist Miriam Raftery questions Representative Kucinich at the media reform conference in Memphis.

20.Jan.2007 By Winston Winston Gates Hues To The Company Line
Robert Gates is spewing the company line and Condoleeza Rice is making a silk purse out of a sow's ear, while every day stuck in this horrible Iraq atrocity causes more losses of lives.

20.Jan.2007 By Steve King The Health And Well-Being Of Another River Threatened
The integrity of Quebec's Rupert River is threatened by diversion for hydroelectricity.

20.Jan.2007 By Gustav Wynn Hillary Scores, Obama Fumbles And Kucinich Blitzes Rush
Hillary Clinton? Master puppeteer. Barack Obama? Again proven human with flawed energy policy. Dennis Kucinich? The slow, steady engine that could, chugging away for the American people.

20.Jan.2007 By Karen Fish A-Maliki Claims The Decapitated Barzan Laughed His Head Off Do you remember the days of dismember?

20.Jan.2007 By Amy Fried Cheney A Master Of "Framing" Dick Cheney uses multiple levels of the "framing" that George Lakoff made famous during the last presidential election to distort the debate on Iraq.

20.Jan.2007 By Dale Hill President Bush's Incredible God-Given Gift! Let the Bible guide us in salvaging Baghdad.

20.Jan.2007 By David Bloys The Lives Of Three Citizens - As Told And Sold On A County Website County websites are displaying much more about you than you would want your closest friends to know, let alone the rest of the world

20.Jan.2007 Yeah, I'm AngryAnother rant about our rights, our government + a rainy nasty day.

20.Jan.2007 Retired Generals Slam Bush's Plan For Iraq
"Too little and too late," is the way Gen. Joseph P. Hoar, a former chief of the Central Command, described the effort to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The additional troops are intended to help pacify Baghdad and a restive province, but General Hoar said American leaders had failed to understand the political forces at work in the country. "The solution is political, not military," he said.

20.Jan.2007 State Of Health Care The U.S. health care system is not healthy and Americans are worried.

20.Jan.2007 Democrats Move To Counter Bush Surge
President Bush's plan to send 21,500 additional US troops to Iraq was met with fierce opposition Wednesday as Democratic lawmakers introduced competing proposals aimed at reversing the president's plan to escalate the war.California Congresswomen Barbara Lee, Lynn Woolsey + Maxine Waters drafted legislation calling for US soldiers to begin withdrawing from the region within four to six months.

20.Jan.2007 The Triad
Rep. Lynn Woolsey stood with fellow Congressional Progressive Caucus co-Chair, Rep. Barbara Lee + the Chair of the Out of Iraq Caucus, Rep. Maxine Waters, to introduce the Bring Our Troops Home and Sovereignty of Iraq Restoration Act. "We are a triad to be dealt with," Rep. Woolsey said. "And we will be heard from."

20.Jan.2007 Hong Kong Birth Ban On Women From China
An invasion of pregnant women from mainland China flooding into Hong Kong to give birth has forced the territory's authorities to take action to turn them back at the border. Tens of thousands of women in the past 3 years have crossed into Hong Kong, checked into hospitals to give birth + returned home again, often without paying their bills. By doing so, they can evade China's one-child policy...

20.Jan.2007 McGovern: An Impartial Interrogation Of George W. Bush
My question: If God asked you to bombard, invade and occupy Iraq for four years, why did he send an opposite message to the Pope? Did you not know that your father, Bush, Sr., his Sec of State James Baker and his Natl Security AG Scowcroft were all opposed to your invasion? Wouldn't you, our troops, the American people and the Iraqis all be much better off if you had listened...

20.Jan.2007 Iraq Tells Iran, US To Take Their Fight Elsewhere
Iraq told the US & Iran to settle their scores elsewhere, while the US military confirmed it had searched Sudan's embassy in Baghdad as part of an anti-insurgent operation.

20.Jan.2007 Pentagon Sets Rules For Detainee Trials - Hearsay Evidence In
The Pentagon has drafted a manual for upcoming detainee trials that would allow suspected terrorists to be convicted on hearsay evidence and coerced testimony and imprisoned or put to death. A terror suspect's defense lawyer cannot reveal classified evidence in the person's defense until the government has a chance to review it.

20.Jan.2007 Senate Panel Grills Gonzales Over Spy Program
Senators demanded details from AG Gonzales about new orders putting the govt's domestic spying program under court review - and questioned why it took so long to do so. Gonzales, testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Comm, said he may not be able to release details of the order. "Are you saying that you might object to the court giving us a decision that you publicly announced?" chair Leahy asked...

20.Jan.2007 McCain Is 'Tanking'
Manchester, N.H.-based American Research Group finds that McCain's popularity among New Hampshire's independent voters has collapsed.

20.Jan.2007 Resignation Of Lawyers At FEC Raises Concern
The announcement yesterday that the top two lawyers for the Federal Election Commission had resigned helped spread an undercurrent of concern about the diminishing role of a once-prominent public voice on the intersection of money and politics.

20.Jan.2007 U.S. Says It Wants To Modify Labor Portion Of 3 Free Trade Deals
Democrats, backed by U.S. labor unions, have long complained that the free trade deals being negotiated by the Bush did not include enough protections for American workers. They said that because of this, the U.S. workers' jobs would be jeopardized by competition from low-wage countries with lax labor laws.

20.Jan.2007 CONFIRMED: VP Cheney 'snubbed Iran Concessions Offer' 00.000.2003
Iran offered the US a package of concessions 00.000.2003, but it was rejected. Tehran proposed ending support for Lebanese and Palestinian militant groups and helping to stabilise Iraq following the US-led invasion. Offers, including making its nuclear programme more transparent, were conditional on the US ending hostility. But Vice-President Dick Cheney's office rejected the plan.

20.Jan.2007 Energy Control And Political Power - In part two, we learn that aggressive nations are flexing their petro-power + we're on the verge of a nuclear renaissance.

20.Jan.2007 Stocks Waver After Bernanke Comments
Investors listened closely to U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony to the Senate Budget Committee, in which he warned that long-term problems could arise if the national debt and Social Security and Medicare issues aren't dealt with.

20.Jan.2007 MySpace Hit With Online Predator Suits
Four families have sued News Corp. and its MySpace social-networking site after their underage daughters were sexually abused by adults they met on the site, lawyers for the families said Thursday.

20.Jan.2007 US Harsh Weather Extends Its Grip
Harsh winter weather gripping parts of the US in recent days has spread to the normally balmy south-west, as storms threaten south-eastern states. At least 65 people have died. Rare snow fell on the hills above the popular Malibu resort in California, as temperatures reached near-record lows. Storm warnings have gone out in Georgia and the Carolinas.

20.Jan.2007 Maliki Stresses Urgency In Arming Iraqi Forces
The Iraqi government's need for American troops would "dramatically go down" in three to six months if the US accelerated the process of equipping and arming Iraq's security forces. Maliki can not even secure his capital city, Baghdad...what guarantees exist that the arms will not end up in the hands of the insurgents instead?

20.Jan.2007 Rice Criticises French Plans For Iran Overture
Rice implicitly criticised French plans to send an envoy to Iran to discuss the situation in Lebanon and the Middle East. "I think we all need to stay focused on the fact that Iran is in violation of a Security Council resolution until it suspends its enrichment and reprocessing activities," Rice said, while added that each country took its own decisions.

20.Jan.2007 Criticism Of Bush's Iraq Policy Mounts In US Congress
The opposition-controlled US Congress is to hear from retired generals on military options in Iraq, as sentiment against the war mounts following Bush's announcement that more troops are going to the region. The retired generals testifying at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday include Joseph Hoar, the US Central command in the 1990s, former NSA director William Odom + former NATO chief Wesley Clark.

20.Jan.2007 Car Bombs Rock Iraq, Killing At Least 19
Car bombs have rocked Baghdad and the northern city of Mosul, killing at least 19 people, as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki pressed Bush to better equip his army so that foreign troops can withdraw from Iraq. al-Maliki wants more weapons but what about the ones stolen & lost already? Do we really want new weapons in the hands of the insurgents? Weren't Iraqi army members stealing & selling them on the open market?

20.Jan.2007 MORE BUSH CRIMES: In From The Cold
The American public needs to know why President Bush broke the law for more than five years and what should be done to ensure there will be no more abuses of the wiretap statute.

20.Jan.2007 REPORT: The Research Partnership To Secure Energy For America (RPSEA) Rip-Off
How the Natural Gas Industry Extracted a Billion-Dollar Boondoggle from Congress - Big Oil, under the guise of the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA), is looking for a hand-out. Despite their $200 billion profits since January 2005, they want us, the taxpayers, to pay them up to $1.5 billion over the next ten years to research new sources for natural gas.

20.Jan.2007 To Hasten Apocalypse, Evangelicals Lobby For Attack On Iran
"Biblical literalists, convened together through San Antonio megapastor John Hagee's Christians United for Israel (CUFI), are now seeing the fruits of their yearlong campaign to convince the Bush administration to attack Iran," reports Sarah Posner in a hair-raising article on AlterNet.

20.Jan.2007 More And More Americans Get The News Online
"Americans are increasingly using the internet as their primary source of political news, a study has found," reports the BBC. "'Broadband is now part of the rhythm of people's lives, including the civic rhythm,' said report author Lee Rainie."

20.Jan.2007 Atheist Richard Dawkins On 'The God Delusion'
In the last few years, Americans have seen the harm that results when political decisions are made in the name of religion. Now, the non-believers are fighting back.

20.Jan.2007 "Patron Saint Of Political Satire" Art Buchwald Dies
The child of foster homes, he took "humorous jabs at Washington politicians in syndicated columns for decades," reports. Where would the likes of Molly Ivins and Maureen Dowd have been without him?

20.Jan.2007 Attacking Iran: What's In It For Bush?
The Bush Regime's latest big lie is that the US is not winning in Iraq because of Iran. Since his "surge" speech, Bush and his team have said far more about Iran than about Iraq. 00.000.2003, the same technique was used by the Bush Regime to shift the public's attention from Osama bin Laden to Saddam Hussein.

20.Jan.2007 Senate Actually Follows Through And Presents Bipartisan Measure To Halt Troop Build-up
"A bipartisan group of senators announced a formal resolution of opposition yesterday to President Bush's buildup of troops in Iraq," reports The Washington Post. "The nonbinding resolution. . . moves Congress a major step closer to a public confrontation with the Bush administration over war policy."

20.Jan.2007 Bush & Co. Snubbed Major Iranian Concessions 00.000.2003
"Tehran proposed ending support for Lebanese and Palestinian militant groups and helping to stabilise Iraq following the US-led invasion," reports the BBC. "Offers, including making its nuclear programme more transparent, were conditional on the US ending hostility. But Vice-President Dick Cheney's office rejected the plan, the official said."

20.Jan.2007 Israel And Syria Talking -- With Cheney's Apparent Approval - Guess you're never too old to become a statesman. If there's hope for Cheney, there's hope for anyone.

20.Jan.2007 US House Takes On Big Oil
A bill to be voted on today would cut federal benefits to big oil by a third and give them to renewable-energy programs. Butthe proposed cuts go only so far. Even if the House's new clean-energy legislation becomes law, the oil and gas industry will remain by far the largest recipient of federal energy largesse.

20.Jan.2007 Time Limits On Active Duty For Guard And Reserves Lifted
There was a 24 month limit on the time that a National Guard of Reserve Unit could spend on Active duty. Now instead of 24 months out of six years, it could be 48 months.

20.Jan.2007 ID Theft Bill Targets Government Websites
Law enforcement agencies have known for years that criminals were using government websites to gather information on victims.

Senator Dianne Feinstein's new legislation could cut criminals off from this rich source of sensitive data.

20.Jan.2007 Justin Raimondo On Libby
It's all about LYING, writes Justin Raimondo of AntiWar. Lying about the war, lying about the yellowcake, lying about WMDs.

But like Al Capone and his tax evasion rap, the only thing that seems to count is lying to a grand jury. That, they will still bust you for.

Carl Rove escaped while it looks like Scooter Libby will be the sacrificial lamb for the Administration's lies.
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Globalisation + the rise of inequality | Rich man, poor man | Economist.com - BG -A poisonous mix of inequality + sluggish wages threatenshttp://www.economist.com/printedition/displayStory.cfm?story_id=8554819&fsrc=RSS 18.Jan.2007 January 18, 2007 - BG -Best of the Web Today

20.Jan.2007 By JAMES TARANTO No Fight Over FISA
What is one to make of yesterday's announcement that the president has decided to end the Terrorist Surveillance Program, bringing the wiretapping of international calls to or from the U.S. under the supervision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court? It is a muddle, as the Washington Post reports:

Many details of the new approach remained unclear yesterday, because administration officials declined to describe specifically how the program will work.

Officials would not say, for example, whether the administration will be required to seek a warrant for each person it wants to monitor or whether the FISA court has issued a broader set of orders to cover multiple cases. Authorities also would not say how many court orders are involved or which judge on the surveillance court had issued them.
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The Seattle Times: Politics: Detainee trials may allow hearsay testimony in death-penalty cases - BG -http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/2003530578_webtrials18.html
20.Jan.2007 BBC NEWS | UK | 'London bomb plot was just a hoax' - BG -http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6269161.stm
20.Jan.2007 Joshua Holland: More on (the CIA's?) counterfeit "Supernotes" - BG -http://www.alternet.org/bloggers/joshua/46786/
20.Jan.2007 Vaccine drive cuts measles deaths Child deaths from measles have fallen by 60% following a massive global vaccination campaign, a study confirms.
20.Jan.2007 'Community superbug tests' needed Rapid tests for deadly superbugs that are spreading in the community are urgently needed, say experts.
20.Jan.2007 Thumb-Print Banking Takes India A pilot program developed to help illiterate farmers use cash machines could revolutionize personal banking.

If it takes off, a billion Indians will need only a thumb print to withdraw cash.
20.Jan.2007
See Taser Lightning Strike Twice Reality TV producers rejoice: Taser stun guns are about to get a new camera attachment that records everything before and after the devices are used.
20.Jan.2007 Jan. 19, 1883: Let There Be Light The age of the lamplighter begins drawing to a close when Thomas Edison drops in on a New Jersey town.
20.Jan.2007 Better Biofuels From Termite Guts Mining insects' microbial genes could boost ethanol production.
20.Jan.2007 These Young Models Might Be Porn When a teenager is fully dressed and not in a provocative pose + yet the photograph somehow conveys a sexual message, is it child porn?
20.Jan.2007 Right to Time-Shift Threatened A judge gives the music industry's attack on radio-recording devices a boost, coinciding with Diane Feinstein's attack on digital recording tech.
20.Jan.2007 Beetle's Amazing Disappearing Act A bug's tiny scales manipulate light to help the creature blend in with white fungi.
20.Jan.2007 Navy Invents Real-Life Railgun These incredibly destructive weapons aren't just for Quake anymore.
20.Jan.2007 DHS Pays for Wired News FOIA Suit Homeland Security must pony up $66,000 in legal fees for stonewalling about a computer attack that shut down border-screening computers.
20.Jan.2007 Space Arms Race Is Most Definitely On - Paul Joseph Watson -US "concerns" over China satellite intercept test have nothing to do with keeping space weapons-free
20.Jan.2007 Reporter Claims Israeli Nuke Strike On Iran Averted By U.S. Fighters - Paul Joseph Watson -Sources say F16 suicide mission armed with 20-kiloton bomb recalled by Israelis under
20.Jan.2007 Folic acid boosts elderly brains Folic acid supplements can improve the memory and brain power of ageing brains, research shows.
20.Jan.2007 India airline gun security breach Airline chiefs order an inquiry after industrialist Nusli Wadia takes a pistol and bullets on an international flight.
20.Jan.2007 US congressmen seek Iran block A bipartisan group of US congressmen propose a new law to block an attack on Iran without congressional approval.
20.Jan.2007 'Health check' for farm wildlife Scientists say a "biodiversity health check" can predict how changes to farming methods will affect wildlife.
20.Jan.2007 "I think that Cheney has stepped way over the line," said Fritz Mondale, Vice-President Under Jimmy Carter. "I think Cheney's been at the center of cooking up farcical estimates of national risks, weapons of mass destruction and the 9/11 connection to Iraq."
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20.Jan.2007 Pelosi said Bush "has dug a hole so deep he can't even see the light on this. It's a tragedy. It's a stark blunder." The Dems Have Their Platform Now + They are Using It. Thank You, Nancy!
A new poll has found that the American people dislike President Bush more than they dislike ... Dick Cheney. The poll ? by Fox News, of all people ? finds that President Bush's unfavorable rating is 58%, while Cheney's unpopularity rating is five points lower at 53%.
"The president does not have the authority to launch military action in Iran without first seeking congressional authorization," Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told the National Press Club.
Bush's Consigliere, Gonzales, Meets One of the Basic Criteria for Being a Bushevik: He Lies with Impunity. Read This Story About the "Patriot Act" Appointment of a GOP Opposition Research Operative as the Acting US Attorney in Little Rock. The Guy is a Karl Rove Protege.

20.Jan.2007 House Democrats brought their "100-hour" legislative agenda to a successful close Thursday evening with passage of legislation designed to force oil and gas companies to pay more royalties on some offshore leases and end subsidies and tax deductions they have been receiving amid record prices for crude. Take That Newt Gingrich!

20.Jan.2007 A journalist who faced constant threats and legal proceedings as one of the most prominent voices of Turkey's shrinking Armenian community was shot to death Friday at the entrance to his newspaper's offices, police said. 1/20
Former GOP Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee depleted the governor?s office emergency fund in the final weeks of his administration in part to pay for the destruction of computer hard drives in his office. Now, why did a Republican have to destroy hard drives with records of his administration as governor. Doesn't that information belong to the citizens of Arkansas? Guess not, if you are a Soviet-Style Republican. 1/20

20.Jan.2007 Richardson Looking to Explore Presidential Bid 1/20
20.Jan.2007 http://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ 1. The Chinese foreign ministry says that the test came as a surprise to them.

A Chinese official even told a German press agency "We don't know what's going on." A remarkable admission!
2. The test appears to be in response to the Bush administration's own forays into
space-based weaponry. In late August, President Bush authorized a new national space policy that ignored calls for a global prohibition on such tests . The policy said the United States would “preserve its rights, capabilities + freedom of action in space” and “dissuade or deter others from either impeding those rights or developing capabilities intended to do so.” (Emphasis added.) The Chinese conducted their own test in order to force Bush back into treaty mode. Clearly they acted in haste, because the foreign ministry was caught unawares. And this unseemly haste would indicate that we have done something recently to make the Chinese military nervous.

20.Jan.2007 http://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ Could space-based weaponry be responsible for the strange flaming objects seen in the sky over the past few years? We've talked about that mystery. New examples keep coming to our attention.
Seems to me that a sufficiently-advanced anti-satellite weapons system might also be able to take out more than satellites.
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20.Jan.2007 http://www.iamthewitness.com/Bollyn-Thermate-WTC.html

"It looks very much like aluminum oxide dust."  The white smoke is clearly coming out of the east side of the building and is also seen behind the orange and sooty cloud that is rising on the north side of the tower.

It is very clear that two very different materials are exploding in the crash area:  jet fuel and some form of Thermate, which is producing the telltale white smoke.

The NIST report does not mention the white smoke or dust seen coming out of the north tower and attributes these clouds to 10,000 gallons of burning fuel mixed with dust:
  Atomized jet fuel is highly flammable (similar to kerosene), so both the hot debris and the numerous pieces of electrical and electronic gear in the offices were more than sufficient as ignition sources.

A surge of combusting fuel rapidly filled the floors, mixing with dust from the pulverized walls and floor slabs.

The pressure created by the heated gases forced the ignited mist out the entrance gash and blown-out windows on the east and south sides of the tower.

The resulting fireballs could be seen for miles, precipitating many 911 calls.

Isn't it odd that the explosion, which was supposedly caused by jet fuel combusting in the middle of the building, did not affect the western façade as it had the eastern?

Why did the east side of the building react so differently from the west side?  And why is the smoke coming from the east side such a bright white and completely lacking any of the characteristics of burning jet fuel?

Is this where Thermate incendiary devices had been placed – in the computer room of Marsh & McLennan ?  If Thermate bombs had been pre-placed in the 95th floor computer room, who put them there? 

Certainly Marsh & McLennan must know or have records of who had access to that room and what was in it.  This information needs to be revealed.
20.Jan.2007
70 college students killed in Iraq

Why would Iraqis kill their own students? Read Bollyn's articles such as this from 2005 + this new one + our inteview with him. Israel is destroying Iraq + killing Iraqis with intelligence and skills, leaving behind a disorganized nation of stupid sheeple, as they are doing to Europe and the USA. Have you watched our video about "false flag" operations?
20.Jan.2007 "We must clandestinely cooperate with Saudi Arabia" A former Israeli General openly discusses how to manipulate the stupid Americans
20.Jan.2007 The "War on Terror"; an expensive way to destroy Iraq
The USA cannot keep electricity on during
routine storms, but we can afford to destroy Iraq.

We are all going to suffer if we cannot find enough people who are fed up with this corruption, so don't give up spreading information

00.000.1897 Theodor Herzl, Founder of Zionism “It is essential that the sufferings of Jews. . . become worse. . . this will assist in realization of our plans. . . I have an excellent idea. . . I shall induce anti-semites to liquidate Jewish wealth. . . The anti-semites will assist us thereby in that they will strengthen the persecution and oppression of Jews. The anti-semites shall be our best friends”. -- From Herzl's Diary
20.Jan.2007
Business History Review: Archives ... R. W., The History of the British Petroleum Company: The Developing Years, ... Mason, Ronald M., Participatory and Workplace Democracy: A Theoretical ...
www.hbs.edu/bhr/archives/abstracts/vol57index.html

20.Jan.2007 Transatlantic Elite - BAP - British American Project for the ...

In the Cabinet, Mo Mowlam, Peter Mandelson and Chris Smith are project alumni, ...

Alongside a career in British Petroleum, Butler has combined political ... www.unclenicks.net/bilderberg/www.bilderberg.org/bap.htm
20.Jan.2007
ARP/ATP Project Selection Process - 2003 - HTML-Version
British Petroleum . Dow Chemical Company. ENTECH, Inc. ... Peter Mason . Validation and Verification of Critical Control Points in Small Texas Beef Slaughter ... www.thecb.state.tx.us/reports/DocFetch.cfm?DocID=0673&Format=PDF&Confirmed=1

20.Jan.2007 Telegraph Shares & Funds

00.000.1973 Mr Turner won the British Institute of Management (BIM) "Young Managers of the Year" ... Ulrich Cartellieri, Peter Mason, Peter Weinberg, Nigel Rudd ... shares.telegraph.co.uk/security.cgi?csi=10010&action=profile&username=&ac=
20.Jan.2007
Paul Krugman: 'Bösartiger als Reagan' - stern.de

Heute ziehen die Hardliner ihre Politik rigoros durch. Da gibt es kein Zögern und kein Schwanken.

Reagan war nur ein schwacher Vorgeschmack auf Bush. www.stern.de/politik/ausland/524140.html?p=2&nv=ct_cb&eid=505270
20.Jan.2007
Christlicher Fundamentalismus heute A. Geschichte und TheorieHTML-Version ... presbyterianische Christ W.J. Bryan. Mit ihm gewinnt die gesamte christlichfundamentalistische ...

Reagan war ihr Gewährsmann in Washington. www.theologie-koeln.de/PDFs/Fundamentalismus.pdf
20.Jan.2007
Amery: Die Reichsreligion des Totalen Marktes - imprimatur 3/2002

00.000.1974 -Seit- in Deutschland (Regierungsübernahme durch Helmut Schmidt) +

00.000.1980 in den USA (Machtübernahme durch die Republikaner hinter Ronald Reagan ) war der ... www.phil.uni-sb.de/projekte/imprimatur/2002/imp020302.html
20.Jan.2007
Una visita presidencial a Auschwitz El Holocausto y la fortuna de ...

00.000.1933 otra filial del grupo Harriman, Harriman International Company, ... por Thyssen y Flick, uno de los inculpados en el proceso de Nuremberg. ... www.wsws.org/es/articles/2003/jul2003/span-j05.shtml
Una visita presidencial a Auschwitz El Holocausto y la fortuna de ...

00.000.1933 otra filial del grupo Harriman, Harriman International Company, ... dirigió todas las operaciones bancarias fuera de Alemania de Fritz Thyssen, ... www.wsws.org/es/articles/2003/jul2003/span-j05_prn.shtml The Battlefields - prescott bush Als Vizepräsident der Handelsbank WA Harriman und Co. richtete er die europäische ...

So gehörten Leute wie Fritz Thyssen, Inhaber des gleichnamigen ... forums.thebattlefields.com/showthread.php?t=1438
Google Groups: it.politica funse da holding finanziaria per tutte le operazioni di Thyssen negli USA.

W. Averell Harriman raggiunse un accordo con Thyssen tale per cui alcuni ... groups.google.com.na/group/it.politica/browse_thread/thread/bc92f23fdd39bf34/a791a4362f950fab
La Dutch Connection-Come una famosa famiglia americana : Italy imc

La banca di Bush aiutò i Thyssen a fabbricare l'acciaio che uccideva i soldati ... Comunque, guarda che i Bush, attraverso gli Harriman ( i loro tutori . italy.indymedia.org/mail.php?id=161036&comments=yes
History News Network The next link is Fritz Thyssen who was a German industralist who funded ...

00.000.1926 Bert Walker made Prescott Bush in vice president of WA Harriman.
20.Jan.2007
Emil Rahm - Prüfen & Handeln - Memopress Verlag

00.000.1922 -bereits oder sogar- früher hatte ThyssenAverell Harriman in Deutschland getroffen.

Thyssen + Harriman gründeten in New York eine Bank, welche Gelder ... www.pruefen-und-handeln.ch/emil-rahm/7/7.16-die_maenner_hinter_hitler.htm
20.Jan.2007
Scoop: Sinclair's Hyman & The New Operation Mockingbird
The first time I saw Mark Hyman on Columbus' Sinclair Television ABC affiliate,

I told the listeners of my WVKO radio show that he looked like a Stepford CIA clone with a microchip www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0410/S00151.htm
20060603 A rainforest is a forested biome with high annual rainfall.

Homeland InSecurity: The White House should be renamed the Heart of Darkness . alfatomega.com/20060603.html
20.Jan.2007
Rigorous Intuition: Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show ... of either stripe seem to fawningly praise Rockefeller at these.

The Golden Lily, Prior of Sion, Trilateral Commission, Illuminati et. al. lore only ... rigorousintuition.blogspot.com/2005/12/brother-loves-travelling-salvation_05.html
20.Jan.2007
Suomessa polvitarkastetut chihuahuat - View as HTML
Napoletano di San Gimignano* e: Golden Lily ’s Hot Touch* ... Misty Meadow's Magic Music * i: Misty Meadow's Rockefeller * e: Misty Meadow's Magic Flute* ... www.chihuahua.fi/Suomessa%20polvitarkastetut%20%20chihuahuat.doc

THE SPOILS OF WARBlack market gold feeds the drug trade ...

In contrast to these figures, just one of the many "777" Golden Lily sites ... once a director of the Rockefeller Foundation + the Schroder bank (that ... www.hightimes.com/ht/news/content.php?bid=117&aid=2

20.Jan.2007 Common Ground Common Sense > Connections:| Bush & Yamashita's Gold ... then approached by an emissary from David Rockefeller ’s Trilateral Commission ... His organisation was codenamed kin no yuri ( Golden Lily ), the title of ... commongroundcommonsense.org/forums/lofiversion/index.php/t29524.html
2006 EXPEDITION: YAMASH-ITA ( JAPS) TREASURE Those are Golden Lily sites---from only one faction, also the emperor himself kept a ... If you have 20 maps, they are NOT authentic Golden Lily maps. ...
forum.treasurenet.com/index.php?topic=5558.400

00.Feb.2005 NEWS2U Extended Articles -$13-billion in war loot amassed by underworld godfather Kodama Yoshio who, as a rear admiral' in the Imperial Navy working with Golden Lily in China + ...
www.inblogs.net/news2ulinks/2005_02_01_news2ulinks_archive.html

20050308 Mar.2005 The explosive growth of right-wing media occurred directly the recovery of the Golden Lily treasure. Coincidence? alfatomega.com/20050308.html
20.Jan.2007 Antykwariat Pabianice http://www.spitfirelist.com/Books/TheDevil.html

Generals in grey suits : the directors of the international 'I.G. Farben' cartel, their conspiracy and trial ... www.republika.pl/pabianice2000/polonika.html

20.Jan.2007 http://www.spitfirelist.com/f451.html

48. Unfortunately, some of the gold may have been appropriated by agents operating on behalf of George W. Bush.

The broadcast concludes with examination of the possibility that some of the gold was included in George W. Bush’s blind trust.

That trust is managed for him by William Stamps Farish—a close associate of the Bush family + the descendant of one of the Standard Oil magnates who arranged some of that company’s agreements with I.G. Farben. (For more about this, see Miscellaneous Archive Show M11 —available from Spitfire .

FTR#370 examines the inclusion in W’s blind trust of funds derived from the Bush family’s involvement with the Nazis.)

“The buzz among gold hunters in Luzon was that associates of President Bush and his family were privately in the market to buy some of the bullion still being recovered from Golden Lily sites.

One of the names were being dropped by goldbugs in Manila was that of East Texas oil billionaire William Stamps Farish, an intimate friend and fishing companion of the Bush family.

Will Farish, who raises horses in Kentucky and is board chairman of Churchill downs where the Kentucky Derby is staged, had just been nominated by President Bush to be America’s new ambassador to the Court of St. James’s, where he was a personal friend of Queen Elizabeth. The buzz had special resonance because Will Farish is said to be the manager of President Bush’s blind trust.” (Idem.)
20.Jan.2007
http://www.spitfirelist.com/f451.html

46. “One of Reagan’s first acts was to sign Executive Order 12333, which authorized the CIA + other government agencies to enter into contracts with PMF’s, ‘and need not reveal the sponsorship of such contracts or arrangements for authorized intelligence purposes.’ This put Casey back in harness with Cline, Singlaub, Shackley, Lansdale and many others purged earlier, while obscuring their activities keeping them—theoretically at least—in the private domain. Simultaneously, Casey personally took over handling President Marcos, pressing him to provide black gold for covert purposes + finally masterminded the downfall and removal of Marcos + his bullion.” (Idem.)

Concluding the broadcast, we look at indications that Golden Lily gold may well have been recovered in the early months of George W. Bush’s administration.

Some of this gold allegedly was used to shore up the U.S. gold reserves—in and of itself a commendable use for this Axis loot.

00.Mar.2001 “-only weeks into the new Bush Administration- two U.S. Navy ship arrived in the Philippines carrying teams of SEAL commandos.

According to a source at the U.S. Embassy, they were sent to the Philippines to recover gold as part of a plan to enlarge America’s reserves.

This gold, the embassy source said, would come from two places:

--New excavations of Yamashita Gold vaults + the purchase (at a deep discount) of Japanese loot already recovered and held in private vaults by wealthy Filippinos. One of the two ships sailed on to Mindanao to take on a load of bullion the embassy source said was owned by the family of the new president, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. President Bush, the source said, was ‘being aggressive.’” (Ibid.; p. 235.)
20.Jan.2007
FTR#451—Petals from the Golden Lily—(Two 30-minute segments ...

Much of the Japanese Golden Lily loot that was stashed in the Philippines was ...

“When Nixon resigned, President Ford set up the Rockefeller Commission to ... www.spitfirelist.com/f451.html

FTR#446—Funds and Games—(Two 30-minute segments) (Sources are ...

(For more about Golden Lily and related subjects, see FTR#’s 290, 291, 426, 427, ... which handled the affairs of the Rockefeller family + its Chase Bank, ... www.spitfirelist.com/f446.html

Georgia Coast Travel Writing and Photography by Lee Foster ... features of the swamp, such as the blue iris or golden lily pad flowers. ...

00.000.1886 a consortium of New York millionaires, Morgan, Rockefeller, Gould, ... www.fostertravel.com/GACOAS.html

Economia e Finanza: Speciale Oro Segreto

il boss supremo di Golden Lily è il principe Chichibu, ... strettamente in rapporti con Harriman e Rockefeller, impiegò parte dei soldi per ... michelespallino.blogspot.com/2006/10/speciale-oro-segreto.html

For The Record:

25.Oct.2005 It is worth noting that the Golden Lily treasure may well have been a ...

“When Nixon resigned, President Ford set up the Rockefeller Commission to ... ftrsummary.blogspot.com/2005_10_25_ftrsummary_archive.html
EXISTENCE OF SECRET WWII GOLD HORDE CONFIRMED ... was then approached by an emissary from David Rockefeller ’s Trilateral Commission ... or lose documentation related to Golden Lily, we have accumulated
www.preferrednetwork.com/GOLD_WARRIORS.htm
Adnan Khashoggi Linked to 911 Terrorists Bush the elder was then DCI + Nelson Rockefeller vice president under Ford. ... the Imperial Navy working with Golden Lily in China + Southeast Asia, ...
www.questionsquestions.net/docs04/khashoggi-911.html
Suomessa silmätarkastut chihuahuat - View as HTML
Golden Lily ’s Key to Nikolis synt.

23.Feb.2000 i. Golden Lily ’s Flaming Star e ...

25.Jun.1997 i: Misty Meadow’s Rockefeller e: Misty Meadow’s Magic Flute,

28.Nov.2000 ... www.chihuahua.fi/Suomessa%20silmätarkastut%20chihuahuat.doc
20.Jan.2007
Place:Saxony - Genealogy Foundation of the second Saxon state.

Saxony-Wittenberg, in present Saxony- Anhalt, became subject to the margravate of Meißen (town), Dresden, Saxony ... www.werelate.org/wiki/Place: Saxony
20.Jan.2007
Germany's RIAA Sues Rapidshare - YouTube Next? - Zonk 31 - Hermel writes

"The GEMA (Germany's RIAA) obtained a temporary injunction against 'one-click-hoster' Rapidshare.com. If their lawsuit is successful, the GEMA intends to use it as a beachhead against their next targets, including Youtube and MySpace. From the article: 'According to GEMA, the service ... has at times boasted of making some 15 million files available to its users. The operator had however failed to obtain from GEMA a license for making copyright protected files available ... Through its injunctions the District Court in Cologne had now made it clear to the company that the fact that it was the users and not the operator of the services that uploaded the content onto the sites did not, from a legal point of view, lessen the operator's liability for copyright infringements that occurred within the context of the services, the spokesman added.'"
20.Jan.2007
The Birth of Quantum Biology - Zonk 54 - Roland Piquepaille writes

"Just when you finally have grasped the concept of quantum mechanics, it's time to wake up and to see the arrival of a nascent field named quantum biology. This is the scientific study of biological processes in terms of quantum mechanics and it uses today's high-performance computers to precisely model these processes. And this is what researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) are doing, using powerful computer models to reveal biological mechanisms. Right now, they're working on a "nanoswitch" that might be used for a variety of applications, such as targeted drug delivery to sensors."
20.Jan.2007
Startup Tries Watermarking Instead of DRM - Zonk 240 - Loosehead Prop writes

"A U.K. startup called Streamburst has a novel idea: selling downloadable video with watermarks instead of DRM. The system works by adding a 5-second intro to each download that shows the name of the person who bought the movie along with something like a watermark: 'it's not technically a watermark in the usual sense of that term, but the encoding process does strip out a unique series of bits from the file. The missing information is a minuscule portion of the overall file that does not affect video quality, according to Bjarnason, but does allow the company to discover who purchased a particular file.' The goal is to 'make people accountable for their actions without artificially restricting those actions.'"
20.Jan.2007
Slow Light = Fast Computing - Zonk 119 -yohaas writes

"The Washington Post is reporting that scientists have been able to slow the speed of light while still maintaining its ability to transmit information. The researchers have even developed a way to 'tune' the process, modulating how fast or slow the light goes within controlled circumstances. From the article: 'Scientists said yesterday that they had achieved a long-sought goal of slowing waves of light to a relatively leisurely pace and using those harnessed pulses to store an image. Physicists said the new approach to taming light could hasten the arrival of a futuristic era in which computers and other devices will process information on optical beams instead of with electricity, which for all its spark is still cumbersome compared with light.'"
20.Jan.2007
Behind the Scenes at MIT's Network - Zonk 86 -BobB writes

"MIT's head of computer networks and security gives an inside look at how the techie school is fending off hackers, cranking up its network to handle voice over IP and become a fiber network operator to link to other research institutions. From the article: 'Q - How do you actually enforce security standards among MIT's departments and network users? A - Enforce is not a word you can use at MIT. We try to entice people to do the right thing. We've made a lot of progress. We've removed the financial incentive to run your own network, which used to be cheaper than having us do it. We've been a cost-recovery network since forever now though. At many universities the network is free and they just fund it out of operating costs.'"
20.Jan.2007
Solar Power Eliminates Utility Bills in U.S. Home - Zonk 615 -skyhawker writes

"Yahoo! News is running an article about a New Jersey home that uses solar power to provide 100% of its energy needs, including fuel for the owner's hydrogen fuel cell-powered automobile. From the article: 'Strizki runs the 3,000-square-foot house with electricity generated by a 1,000-square-foot roof full of photovoltaic cells on a nearby building, an electrolyzer that uses the solar power to generate hydrogen from water + a number of hydrogen tanks that store the gas until it is needed by the fuel cell. In the summer, the solar panels generate 60 percent more electricity than the super-insulated house needs. The excess is stored in the form of hydrogen which is used in the winter -- when the solar panels can't meet all the domestic demand -- to make electricity in the fuel cell.'"
20.Jan.2007
U.S. To Certify Labs For Testing E-Voting Machines - Zonk 71 -InternetVoting writes

"In a clear counter to the recent criticisms of secrecy involving Ciber labs the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued recommendations (pdf) to the Election Assistance Commission (EAC). NIST recommends the accreditation of two labs, iBeta Quality Assurance and SysTest Labs. The recommendation, emphasizing the need for transparency, includes on-site assessment reports, lab responses + on-site reviews for each lab. These reports shed much needed light into the process of voting machine certification. Learn more from the Q&As About NIST Evaluation of Laboratories that Test Voting Systems."
20.Jan.2007
Surgical Microbot Developed - Zonk 96 -Wired article about the first surgical nanobot developed for practical use. No wider that two human hairs, the machine is intended to swim through arteries and the digestive tract + can perform surgical procedures in spaces no bigger than 250 microns. The article also addresses safety concerns; the bot will swim upstream from blood flow, so if something goes wrong it can be retrieved on its way back. Likewise, for the most delicate procedures it can be fitted with a tether, to ensure it doesn't get lost. From the article: "The tiny robot, small enough to pass through the heart and other organs, will be inserted using a syringe. Guided by remote control, it will swim to a site within the body to perform a series of tasks, then return to the point of entry where it can be extracted, again by syringe. For example, the microrobot might deliver a payload of expandable glue to the site of a damaged cranial artery -- a procedure typically fraught with risk because posterior human brain arteries lay behind a complicated set of bends at the base of the skull beyond the reach of all but the most flexible catheters."
20.Jan.2007
Pluto Probe Snaps Jupiter Pictures - CowboyNeal 15+ -sighted writes

"The New Horizons probe, on its way to Pluto and beyond, is now speeding toward Jupiter. Today the team released some of the early data and pictures, which are the first close-range shots of the giant planet since the robotic Cassini spacecraft passed that way 00.000.2001."
20.Jan.2007
Bill to Treat Bloggers as Lobbyists Defeated - CowboyNeal 133+ -Lawrence Person writes

"The attempt to require political bloggers to register as lobbyists previously reported by Slashdot has been stripped out of the lobbying reform bill. The vote was 55 to 43 to defeat the provision. All 48 Republicans, as well as 7 Democrats, voted against requiring bloggers to register; all 43 votes in favor of keeping the registration provision were by Democrats."
20.Jan.2007
Nobel Prize Winners Live Longer - CowboyNeal 100+ -anthemaniac writes

"A new study finds those who won Nobel Prizes between 1901 and 1950 lived about 2 years longer than nominees who didn't win. The researchers conclude that the instantly conferred social status leads to health benefits. From the story: 'The research rules out the possibility that intervening prize-related money itself adds the years through improved prosperity.' If you're thinking of aiming for the prize, pick the right field. Nobel laureates in physics lived nearly a year longer than winners in chemistry."
20.Jan.2007
Listening Robot Senses Snipers - CowboyNeal 191+ -Dr. Eggman writes

"Popular Science has a brief piece on the RedOwl, a brainy-looking flightless robot that can 'read a nametag from across a football field and identify the make and model of a rifle fired a mile away simply by analyzing the sound of the distant blast.' For a paltry $150,000, the machine utilizes robotic hearing technology originally developed by Boston University's Photonics Center to improve hearing aids to sense a shot fired and pinpoint its source, identify it as a hostile or friendly weapon + illuminate the target with a laser visible only with night vision. The RedOwl, built on an iRobot packbot platform and controlled via a modified Xbox videogame controller, can figure out the location of a target 3,000 feet away, allowing troops to call in a precision air strike."
20.Jan.2007
FBI Arrests Neteller Execs - CowboyNeal 241 -Alcibaides writes

"In a follow-up to the 2006 law attacking Internet gambling, the FBI arrested two former Neteller executives in 'connection with the creation and operation of an Internet payment services company that facilitated the transfer of billions of dollars of illegal gambling proceeds.' Apparently, the execs were 'ambushed' as they passed through the U.S. on connecting flights. Consequently, Neteller has dropped all gambling-related activity to U.S. customers, a move not expected for several months."
20.Jan.2007
60er- Band "The Mamas and the Papas": Papa Denny Doherty gestorben
20.Jan.2007
Älteste Frau der Welt: Friedlich entschlafen mit 115 Jahren
20.Jan.2007 Journalisten- Mord in der Türkei: "Es gibt genug Verrückte mit der Pistole in der Hand"
19.Jan.2007 WAS WIRTSCHAFT TREIBT_SICHERHEITSPOLITIK
... der Armee, dem Pentagon und verschiedenen Geheimdiensten. herein.

Wie viel Geld genau für IT-Aufrüstung in Militär + Geheim - ... http://www.brandeins.de/ximages/11595_034spioneu.pdf
00.Aug.2006 Dipl.-Phys. Helmut Gobsch (totgeschwiegen) -
Die deutsch-israelische Militärkooperation geht auf geheime Kontakte im ...
von Dr. Doug Rokke, ehemaligem Direktor des U.S. Army Depleted Uranium Project ... http://helmutgobsch.wahl.de/2006/08
20041119 Nov.2004 Neue Atomwaffen: Besorgnis über Putins Rüstungspläne ... Und angesichts der Qualität der US - Armee heutzutage muss man ja wirklich Zweifel haben. http://alfatomega.com/20041119.html

19.Jan.2007 Groupes Google : de.soc.weltanschauung.misc Sam

01.Sep.2001 groups.google.fr/group/de.soc.weltanschauung.misc/browse_frm/month/2001-09
19.Jan.2007
Silke Stokar, MdB - Strukturreform der deutschen ...
11.Sep.2001 Das Versagen der Dienste beim ... die Anschläge am 11.Sep.2001 . An zwei Stellen ... www.stokar.de/themen/gruene_politik/70956.html

19.Jan.2007 Kann das denn wirklich wahr sein? - Hintergründe zum ...
11.Sep.2001 -Die Hintergründe der Anschläge des- + der laufenden US ... liquidsteel.net/mirror/911/

19.Jan.2007 The Paul G. Hoffman Page

00.000.1929-00.000.1951 -Chicago from-until- Hutchins then became associate director of the Ford ... the Levi Strauss Company, replaced Webster + Stephen ... www.smokershistory.com/PHoffman.htm

25.Nov.2002 Expanded Perspectives Cel Stephen Bechtel + John McCone form a separate company, ...

Bechtel -McCone would make $44 million from the deal. authentico.planetaclix.pt/noname031.html

General Lucius D. Clay - The President's Man He chose Steve Bechtel of Bechtel Corporation, Sloan Colt of Bankers' Trust.

Steve Bechtel had more experience in the construction field ... www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/clay.htm
19.Jan.2007
comunismo.com.br/forum :: Exibir tópico - O que vem a ser o ...

00.000.1935 -em- por exemplo, Heinrich Himmler, Hermann Wirth e Richard Walter Darré fundaram a Ahnenerbe Forschungs und Lehrgemeinschaft (algo como ' Sociedade da ... www.comunismo.com.br/forum/viewtopic.php?t=769 19.Jan.2007 DU's global spread spurs debate over effect on humans - Christian ... At least 17 countries already have in their arsenals bullets made from depleted uranium ... of the US Transuranium and Uranium Registries in Richland, Wash. nucnews.net/2000/du/99du/990429cs.du.htm
Pentagon stance on DU a moving target - Christian Science Monitor The dust left over from the impact of DU bullets hitting the tanks had clung ... director of the US Transuranium and Uranium Registries in Richland, Wash. nucnews.net/2000/du/99du/990430cs.pentagon.htm
Shunpiking Online Dossiers: Depleted Uranium; DU's global spread ... ... director of the US Transuranium and Uranium Registries in Richland, Wash. ... Most of the concern is focused on dust particles left after a bullet is ... www.shunpiking.com/DODU/AP2999-NC-ducg-SP.htm

19.Jan.2007The Daily Nightly - MSNBC.com

It dovetailed with the other news stories of the special sniper air rifles w/micro- transuranium bullets from a US paper on one hand + the story in an ... dailynightly.msnbc.com/2006/07/watching_bushbl.html
20050103 Jul.2000 USA CIA have supplied Israel Defence Force snipers with 50 of its ultra-secret super-pressure rifles that fire tiny transuranium bullets. alfatomega.com/20050103.html
Intelligence Briefs Israel's deadly snipers are using "invisible" nickel-tipped transuranium bullets to kill key Palestinian targets. The bullets have no tell-tale muzzle flash ... www.gordonthomas.ie/old_briefs/sept2001.htm

19.Jan.2007 http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,druck-460982,00.html

Die Idylle des gigantischen Sees ist jedoch in Gefahr: Der Klimawandel bedroht die Lebensgrundlage von Tieren und Pflanzen - aber auch von Millionen Menschen. In den vergangenen Jahrzehnten ist die Wassertemperatur bereits um mehr als ein Grad Celsius gestiegen. Selbst wenn die Verpflichtungen des Kyoto-Abkommens eingehalten werden, dürften sich die Durchschnittstemperaturen in Afrika bis 2050 um zwei bis drei Grad erhöhen - mit womöglich dramatischen Folgen für das einzigartige Ökosystem.

Wie das Wissenschaftsmagazin "Nature" im Jahr 2005 berichtete, sind die Fischbestände des Sees bereits um 30 Prozent zurückgegangen. Nicht nur die Zahl seiner Bewohner sinkt, auch sein Wasserstand. Im Hafen der burundischen Hauptstadt Bujumbura können große Schiffe nicht mehr rund um die Uhr anlegen, weil der Pegel zu niedrig ist. Wenn nichts unternommen werde, sagte der Hafendirektor Ende 2005 gegenüber der "Tageszeitung", dann müsse der Hafen bald geschlossen werden.
19.Jan.2007
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,druck-460982,00.html

Der Tanganyika-See ist laut World Conservation Union (IUCN) der artenreichste Ort der Welt. Von den mehr als 2000 Spezies, die in ihm nachgewiesen wurden, ist mehr als die Hälfte ausschließlich dort heimisch. In seiner Umgebung befinden sich mehrere Nationalparks - etwa der Gombe Stream National Park, in dem die Primatenexpertin Jane Goodall jahrelang das Leben der Schimpansen erforscht hat. Oder das Rusizi Natural Reserve in Burundi und der Nsumbu National Park in Sambia.
19.Jan.2007
Parteispendenaffäre: Blair- Beraterin vorübergehend festgenommen
19.Jan.2007 Steigende Umsätze: Pelz liegt wieder im Trend
19.Jan.2007 Bewegungsmelder: Senat verschanzt sich auf Raketenbasis
19.Jan.2007 Sturm "Kyrill": Schäden an Kölner Dionysos- Mosaik befürchtet
19.Jan.2007 Wegen Flucht vor Irakkrieg: US- Kriegsdienstverweigerer kommt in Würzburg vor Militärgericht
19.Jan.2007 Schadensbilanz: "Kyrill" kostet Milliarden
19.Jan.2007 Artenvielfalt: Genpflanzen sollen Vögeln kaum schaden
19.Jan.2007
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,druck-460829,00.html
Was könnten die USA tun, um eine Attacke auf einen ihrer Satelliten zu verhindern? Wahrscheinlich nichts.
19.Jan.2007 http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,druck-460829,00.html
Derweil vernachlässige man die Eindämmung der nuklearen Aufrüstung in Pakistan, Indien, Nordkorea und Iran sowie das erstarkende Großmacht-Gebaren Russlands und Chinas. "Jeder dieser Staaten besitzt bei weitem mehr Zerstörungskraft als die Handvoll Irrer, die über Arabien verstreut sind und die wir al-Qaida nennen", kommentierte etwa Loren B. Thompson vom Lexington Institute in den USA.
19.Jan.2007 http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,druck-460829,00.html
Auch die kommerziellen und militärischen Satelliten der USA, Europas, Israels und Japans wären im Konfliktkfall bedroht. Ohne die präzisen Himmelsaugen wären etwa die westlichen Streitkräfte praktisch blind.
19.Jan.2007 http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,druck-460829,00.html
Die bisher bekannt gewordenen Daten des North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad) zeigten, dass die Umlaufbahn des "Fengyun"-Satellit kurz vor dem Aufprall angepasst wurde - seine Höhe stieg um 30 Km.
19.Jan.2007 http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,druck-460829,00.html

Schlag gegen Bushs-All-Macht-Doktrin

Noch schwerer dürften allerdings die politischen Folgen des Tests wiegen. Die US- Regierung äußerte sich höchst beunruhigt - und hat dazu allen Grund. Denn der chinesische Test ist unter anderem ein empfindlicher Schlag gegen die erst im Oktober 2006 veröffentlichte Weltraum- Doktrin der US- Regierung. Danach wollen die USA ihre "Rechte, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsfreiheit im All" bewahren und andere daran hindern, diese Freiheit zu beeinträchtigen. Nun könnte Washington gezwungen sein, diese Pläne einzuschränken.
19.Jan.2007 http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,druck-460829,00.html
Welche Gefahr den Satelliten nun droht, die sich derzeit in der Umlaufbahn befinden, ist noch nicht genau klar. Sie ist nach Ansicht von Experten aber beachtlich.
19.Jan.2007 http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,druck-460829,00.html

Die Reste des chinesischen Satelliten stellen eine immense Gefahr für andere Satelliten dar. Rüstungsexperte David Wright vom US-Forscherverband Union of Concerned Scientists sprach von 800 Fragmenten ab einer Größe von zehn Zentimetern. Hinzu kämen fast 40.000 Trümmer zwischen einem und zehn Zentimetern und rund zwei Millionen Teile von bis zu einem Millimeter.
19.Jan.2007
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,druck-460829,00.html

Niemand hat die Explosion gehört oder gesehen, die sich vergangene Woche mehr als 800 Kilometer über der Erde ereignet hat.

Dennoch schickt sie zumindest politische Schockwellen um den Globus: China hat vom Boden aus mit einer Rakete einen seiner alten Wettersatelliten abgeschossen.

Es ist das erste Mal, dass so etwas gelungen ist - und es führt die offiziellen Beteuerungen, es gebe kein Wettrüsten im All, endgültig ad absurdum.
19.Jan.2007
Trügerische Statistik: Der Vatikan - ein Schurkenstaat?

19.Jan.2007 Sturmschäden: Zehntausende Menschen ohne Strom
19.Jan.2007 Newsticker: Das Chaos am Tag nach dem Orkan
19.Jan.2007 Wettrüsten im All: Chinesischer Raketentest alarmiert die USA
19.Jan.2007 US- Kongress: Abgeordnete planen Resolution gegen Angriff auf Iran
19.Jan.2007
Drug War: Viva Zapata "It's a very confusing picture.

The one remedy that has not been tried, ... Sicilia - Falcon + his influential bullfighter friend Gaston Santos join in a ... drugwar.com/vivazapata.shtm
20050116 Neben Fotos lieferte sie auch Geräusche vom Titan sowie ...

00.Jan.2005 Syrian president to visit Russia on reported missile shopping trip: Syrian President ... alfatomega.com/20050116.html
19.Jan.2007
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,druck-460746,00.html
Bereits gestern hatte Kurnaz vor dem ebenfalls als U- Ausschuss konstituierten Verteidigungsausschuss berichtet, er sei, noch in Kandahar, von zwei deutschen Soldaten des Kommandos Spezialkräfte misshandelt worden.
19.Jan.2007 http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,druck-460746,00.html

Anwalt: Rot-Grün hat Kurnaz "nur verwaltet"

Nach Ansicht von Kurnazs Anwalt Bernhard Docke, der am Vormittag, noch vor Kurnaz, aussagte, ist die Freilassung seines Mandanten ein Verdienst von Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU):

Als die Große Koalition im Herbst 2005 an die Macht gelangte, so der Anwalt, habe er den Eindruck bekommen: "Da ist ein Schalter umgelegt worden".

Plötzlich, führte Docke aus, habe die Regierung eine aktive Rolle eingenommen. Unter Rot- Grün sei der Fall Kurnaz "nur verwaltet" worden.

So habe er "bis heute keinen triftigen Grund" dafür finden können, warum die Bundesregierung

00.000.2003 ein Angebot der USA ablehnte, Kurnaz freizugeben und nach Deutschland zu schicken.

Er könne sich höchstens vorstellen, dass man den in Bremen geborenen Türken für ein Sicherheitsrisiko gehalten habe.
19.Jan.2007
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,druck-460746,00.html
Obwohl deutsche und US-amerikanische Stellen sich offenbar frühzeitig sicher waren, dass der

11.Sep.2001 -kurz nach dem- in Pakistan aufgegriffene Möchtegern-Koranschüler kein Terrorist ist oder war, vergingen endlose Monate, bis er das Lager verlassen durfte.
19.Jan.2007
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,druck-460746,00.html
Der korpulente Mann, dessen rote Mähne mittlerweile jeder kennt und dessen Bart längst bis zum Bauchnabel reicht, berichtet stoisch und in aller Ruhe von seinem Martyrium.
19.Jan.2007 http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,druck-460746,00.html

Berlin - Im US-Gefangenlager Guantanamo Bay gibt es Isolationszellen, deren Temperatur von außerhalb zwischen sehr warm und sehr kalt reguliert werden kann.

Das kann schon Folter genug sein.

Manchmal, so schilderte es Murat Kurnaz heute, stellen die Wächter diese Anlage aber auch einfach aus:

Dann gibt es gar keine Luftzufuhr mehr.

Mehr als einmal, so der Mann, der über vier Jahre dort einsaß, sei er bei dieser perversen Methode langsam ohnmächtig geworden - in dem Glauben, er müsse ersticken.
19.Jan.2007
http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/0,1518,druck-459450,00.html
Fiktionale Glaubwürdigkeit ist die entscheidende Kategorie, sie erzeugt die Bereitschaft der Leute, den von der Politik vorgezeichneten Weg mitzugehen.
19.Jan.2007 http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/0,1518,druck-459450,00.html

Kocks: Es geht um fiktionale Glaubwürdigkeit. Wir können einen Politiker nicht als Person beurteilen, weil wir ihn nicht wirklich kennen, sondern nur in seiner Rolle.

Die kann er authentischer oder weniger authentisch spielen. Authentizität ist eine bestimmte Art der Inszenierung, auf die wir mit der Zubilligung von Vertrauen reagieren.

Authentizität ist aber nicht Wahrheit: Leute, die im Stadttheater sitzen und den Hamlet sehen, glauben doch nicht, sie wären jetzt wirklich in Dänemark und es wären Geister da.
19.Jan.2007
http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/0,1518,druck-459450,00.html

Kocks: Man muss unterscheidbare Merkmale herausbilden und überbetonen. Man muss eine relativ komplexe Persönlichkeit in ein Rollenkonzept überführen.

Dieses Rollenkonzept muss einfach, klar und erinnerbar sein. Und es muss tradierten, in unserer Kultur verwurzelten Rollenkonzepten entsprechen.

Wer Homer und die Bibel nicht gelesen hat, wird kein guter PR-Berater.

Gerhard Schröder hat die Bundestagswahl 2002 auch dank eines sehr medienwirksamen Auftritts bei der Elbeflut in Ostdeutschland gewonnen.

Schröder hat in Gummistiefeln und grünem Bundeswehrparka den Christopherus und den Moses gegeben. Und das haben wir deshalb so schnell verstanden, weil wir diese Rollen kennen.
19.Jan.2007
http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/0,1518,druck-459450,00.html

SPIEGEL ONLINE: Herr Kocks, Sie als PR-Berater sagen: "PR-Berater lügen."

Damit stehen wir vor dem Problem, dass wir Ihnen eigentlich nichts glauben können, oder?

CATO

PR-Berater Kocks: "Der käufliche Intellektuelle" Klaus Kocks: Das würde ich Ihnen dringend raten.

Selbstverständlich müssen Sie als aufgeklärter Mensch immer davon ausgehen, dass ich lüge.

Sie müssen sogar befürchten, dass ich die Wahrheit sage, ohne dass Sie es merken.
19.Jan.2007
Masern- Schutz: Impfkampagne rettet 7,5 Millionen Kinder
19.Jan.2007 Sturmschäden: Ukraine stoppt Öllieferung durch "Druschba"- Pipeline
19.Jan.2007 Justiz: Verschärfte Regeln für Terror- Verfahren

19.Jan.2007 Acht- Milliarden- Dollar- Deal: General Electric ist weiter auf Einkaufstour
19.Jan.2007 Fehlinformation: Pentagon zieht Bericht über Münz- Minisender zurück
19.Jan.2007 Wettrüsten im All: China facht den Krieg der Sterne an
18.Jan.2007
"New Horizons": Schnellste Raumsonde nimmt Kurs auf Pluto
18.Jan.2007
Gewinn gesteigert: Steuereffekt beschert IBM glänzendes Quartal
18.Jan.2007
Warmer Winter, gestiegene Vorräte: Ölpreis rutscht unter 50 Dollar
18.Jan.2007 BND- Untersuchungsausschuss: Das Martyrium des Murat Kurnaz

19.Jan.2007 Orkan: "Kyrill" wütet über Deutschland
18.Jan.2007 In Your Face, Suckers! - BG -
Ningen raises a very important point: An answer I got at 911 Blogger about this fake debris in general is that if looks faked it can't be fake because if they faked it they would do it so it didn't seem faked. Crazy, but it raises the question why all this is so obvious. One theory is that the perps made it obvious for those who question, to fuck with our heads + to show that the non-questioning will believe anything. This is something I have thought about a lot and I totally agree with the mind-fuck aspect.Think about just SOME of what we've been presented with:a) the bizarre fake Pentagon crashb) the blatantly obvious faked flight 93 crash sitec) several fairly clearly fake 2nd hit videos

They are shoving it right in our faces and just daring us to question it-- because they know they can get away with it.Not to... Source: http://covertoperations.blogspot.com/2007/01/in-your-face-suckers.html
19.Jan.2007 The level of discourse has been just incredibly low and vile - BG -
Two Ontario high school teachers have proposed (full story here) a motion to the Toronto district of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation criticizing the Apartheid State. and requesting that the union develop classroom materials on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict + support an international boycott of Israel. The predictable rain of criticism, described as being "incredibly low and vile", has fallen from the organs of the Jewish Billionaires Club.

These motions, even if they fail, are useful, as they pull the tribal racists out from under the rocks and let everyone see how vile they are.... Source: http://xymphora.blogspot.com/2007/01/level-of-discourse-has-been-just.html
19.Jan.2007 Anti-Saudi ranting - BG -
This anti-Saudi rant (found via Wot Is It Good 4), from a writer who is popular with some, is ridiculous. A British arms company provided kick-backs to some Saudi royals + Tony Blair is rushing to stop an investigation. The writer describes this as Saudi blackmail, then makes the usual Zionist unsupported allegations about Saudi support for terrorism + then raises the non-sequitur of BCCI (you'll note that the one country not mentioned in the long quote on BCCI is . . . Saudi Arabia). The Saudis have been the best friend the West could ever possibly have, always stepping into the breach to ensure reliable and cheap provision of hydrocarbons. God knows, they have their faults – personal corruption and trying to run a medieval society in the 21st century are just two of them – but to describe Blair's a... Source:
http://xymphora.blogspot.com/2007/01/anti-saudi-ranting.html

19.Jan.2007 Asia Times Online :: South Asia news - Tribal tribulations in Afghanistan - BG -Musharraf falsely portrays himself as a protector of Pashtun rights in Afghanistan. http://atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/IA19Df01.html
19.Jan.2007 Bloggers Who Criticize Government May Face Prison - Paul Joseph Watson -Bill would allow rounding up and imprisoning of non-registered political writers
19.Jan.2007 Claim: Bin Laden Told Hamza Al-Qaeda Not Behind 9/11 - Paul Joseph Watson - Statement dovetails with Osama's previous attempts to distance himself from attack responsibility
19.Jan.2007 Snow: Things Were ‘Going Okay’ In Iraq A Year Ago, No One Anticipated ‘Eruption Of Sectarian Violence’ - Amanda -

In today’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Tony Snow argued that the “picture” in Iraq “constantly changes,” and that while the future looks bleak now, a year ago “Democrats and Republicans both coming back from the region saying, you know, we think things are going okay.” He added that no one anticipated the “eruption of sectarian violence.” Watch it:

The administration has repeatedly tried to claim that Feb. 2006 — when Sunni extremists blew up the Shiia Golden Mosque of Samarra — was the start of sectarian violence in Iraq. While sectarian warfare did skyrocket after that incident, the situation was not “going okay” before that point:

00.000.2004-00.000.2005 – “The numbers of car bombs, suicide car bombs and roadside bombs all doubled .”

00.000.2005 there were more U.S. casualties in Iraq (846) than there were 00.000.2006 (821) .

27.Feb.2005 Knight Ridder quoted then-Iraqi Interior Ministry spokesman Sabah Kadhim warning about sectarian violence, “It’s the beginning + we could go down the slippery slope very quickly .

Both sides are sharpening their knives.”

26.Sep.2005 CBS News reported that “there is an undeclared civil war already underway in Iraq, between the Sunni minority who ruled this country under Saddam and the Shiite majority.” Transcript:

QUESTION: Two questions on public perceptions. Are you saying that four years into this war, the American people don’t have an accurate picture of what’s going on in Iraq?

TONY SNOW: I think, Wendell, four years into a war, the picture constantly changes.

00.Apr.2003 -The picture that we saw- was different than the one we saw a year ago.

If you think a year ago, Wendell, there was considerable optimism, Democrats + Republicans both coming back from the region saying, you know, we think things are going okay.

We’ve had the election.

They did not anticipate the, I guess, eruption of sectarian violence.
19.Jan.2007
FISA court judge wants NSA order shared with Congress. - Amanda -

As TPMmuckraker notes, the Bush administration “has refused to release any part of the order issued yesterday by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court authorizing NSA surveillance within the United States, saying doing so would risk exposing operational details.” But in a letter to Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Arlen Specter (R-PA), the presiding judge notes that she has “no objection” to the material being made available to Congress; it is the Attorney General who refuses to share it.
19.Jan.2007 Methodist ministers protest Bush library. - Payson -

“A group of Methodist ministers from across the nation launched an online petition drive” today “urging Southern Methodist University to stop trying to land George W. Bush’s presidential library.” The petition, found here, says that “as United Methodists, we believe that the linking of his presidency with a university bearing the Methodist name is utterly inappropriate.”
19.Jan.2007 GAO Chief: Pentagon Stonewalling Release Of Iraqi Troop Preparedness Data - Faiz -

In announcing his escalation plan earlier this month, President Bush argued the additional U.S. forces were needed to help support Iraqi forces. Whether the escalation makes any difference to the security situation depends in part on the capability of the Iraqi forces.

According to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Iraqi forces have not been properly equipped to handle their missions. “In the interview yesterday, Maliki said many American and Iraqi lives would have been spared if the Iraqi forces were better equipped.” David Walker, head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO), said the Pentagon is refusing to release data on the troop readiness levels of the Iraqi security forces. GovExec reports:

Comptroller General David M. Walker told audience members at a Government Executive breakfast Wednesday that Defense has not complied with repeated Government Accountability Office requests for evaluations of Iraqi troop preparedness, known as transitional readiness assessments. The Pentagon develops those evaluations for Iraqi and U.S. forces, Walker said + has a statutory obligation to release them to GAO. […]

Walker said he expected to find some embarrassing information that would account for the battle over obtaining them. “You just can’t go by how many people you trained,” he said. “Of the people that you’ve trained, how many are left? To what extent do they have loyalty to the unified government of Iraq? To what extent are they properly equipped? To what extent do they have appropriate support?”

Before the Bush administration commits more U.S. troops to Iraq, Congress must know whether Iraqi forces are presently capable of taking on this difficult mission. Carpetbagger has more.
19.Jan.2007 Pentagon releases Military Commissions manual. - Nico -

“The Pentagon has drafted a manual for upcoming detainee trials that would allow suspected terrorists to be convicted on hearsay evidence and coerced testimony and imprisoned or put to death,” the AP reports. According to the manual, “a terror suspect’s defence lawyer cannot reveal classified evidence in the person’s defence until the government has a chance to review it.”
19.Jan.2007 “An Iranian offer to help the United States stabilize Iraq - Payson - + end its military support for Hezbollah + Hamas was turned down by U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney 00.000.2003 ,” Lawrence Wilkerson, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell’s chief of staff, told BBC last night. “We thought it was a very propitious moment to (strike the deal),” Wilkerson said, “But as soon as it got to the White House + as soon as it got to the vice president’s office, the old mantra of ‘We don’t talk to evil’…reasserted itself.”
19.Jan.2007 60. - Nico -

Percentage of Americans who oppose escalation in Iraq, versus 36 percent who support it, according to a new Bloomberg/Los Angeles Times poll. “Some two-thirds of Americans disapprove of Bush’s management of the Iraq situation + the percentage of those who said the war hasn’t been worth it also rose to a high of 62 percent.”
19.Jan.2007 FACT CHECK: Bush Has Cut Funding For Cancer Research - Amanda -

Health officials reported yesterday that cancer deaths in the United States dropped for the second year in a row. President Bush teed off this news with a speech at the National Institutes of Health, touting the increased funding for cancer research since 2001:

First, I’m pleased that we’re funding cancer research. We’re up about 25 percent or 26 percent since 2001 ; it’s a commitment that I made when I first came to Washington, it’s a commitment we’re keeping. And the reason why it makes sense to spend taxpayers’ money on cancer research is that we can make some good progress + have.

The total budget for the National Cancer Institute has increased $1.2 billion since 2001. But as ABC News’s Medical Editor pointed out last night, “most of that occurred in those early years under a Clinton initiative. The budget was actually cut last year and the projected budget for this year is to be cut even further.”

Watch it:

Bush’s 2007 budget proposed cutting funding for the National Cancer Institute by $40 million.
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Digg It! Transcript:

CHARLES GIBSON: The President today was pointing to all the money that the government has put into cancer research. Other people say, look, it’s earlier diagnosis. Others say better treatment is responsible for these numbers. Some people say better living. So, what is it?

TIMOTHY JOHNSON, ABC NEWS MEDICAL EDITOR: Well, it’s a combination of all of the above. But when the administration tries to take credit for increased spending, per se, I think they’re misleading. It is true that the total budget for the National Cancer Institute has gone up by $1.2 billion since 2001. But most of that occurred in those early years under a Clinton initiative. The budget was actually cut last year and the projected budget for this year is to be cut even further. So, I think it’s a real tragedy that we are cutting the budget for the National Cancer Institute at a time we’re on the verge of many exciting discoveries.
19.Jan.2007
McCain Flip-Flops On Lobbying Reform, Caves To Pressure From Religious Right - Faiz -

00.Dec.2005 Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) announced that he was introducing The Lobbying Transparency and Accountability Act of 2005. Section 105 of his bill called for “disclosure of grassroots activities by paid lobbyists.” McCain urged the necessity of this provision, stating:

It requires greater disclosure of the activities of lobbyists, including for the first time, grassroots lobbying firms . … Lobbyists distorted the truth, not only with false messages, but also with fake messengers. I hope by having, for the first time, disclosure of grassroots activities and the financial interests behind misleading front groups, that such a fraud on Members and voters can be avoided.

Conservative non-profit groups sprung into action, assembling a coalition to “help bring down” the McCain provision. While grassroots groups on both sides of the political spectrum oppose the proposal, “social conservative leaders such as Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, who broadcasts a radio program to hundreds of thousands of evangelical Christians, have been its most vehement critics.” McCain has been aggressively recruiting Dobson’s support.

After months of pushing back against the influence-peddling operations of grassroots lobbyists, McCain has decided to give in. According to The Hill:

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has told conservative activists that he will vote to strip a key provision on grassroots lobbying from the reform package he previously supported. … Jay Sekulow, chief counsel for the conservative American Center for Law and Justice, told The Hill that he had received confirmation from McCain’s staff yesterday that he would oppose the disclosure proposal.

McCain has engaged in a pattern of flip-flopping on lobbying reform. Prior to his most recent reversal, ThinkProgress reported McCain has been soliciting contributions from K Street lobbying firms while talking tough against lobbyists + he has been trying to scuttle the lobbying reform effort by adding a “poison pill” to the bill.
18.Jan.2007 January 18, 2007 - Think Progress -

Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki took “a page out of the Bush administration playbook,” saying yesterday that criticism of his administration from President Bush and other U.S. officials “give morale boosts for the terrorists and push them toward making an extra effort.”

The Senate’s high-profile ethics and lobbying reform bill was sidetracked yesterday after conservatives voted against further consideration of the bill because it didn’t include an amendment giving President Bush line-item veto power, the ability “to single out individual spending items in legislation for elimination.”

Rep. Heather Wilson (R-NM) criticized the Justice Department’s new approach to warrantless domestic spying, charging that it relies “on a blanket, ‘programmatic’ approval of the president’s surveillance program, rather than approval of individual warrants.” Administration officials “have convinced a single judge in a secret session, in a nonadversarial session, to issue a court order to cover the president’s terrorism surveillance program,” Wilson said.

In any case, the shift yesterday “doesn’t mean the government can’t still gather personal information about Americans without a court order ,” a USA Today editorial states. “How? Through something called a National Security Letter. Unlike the warrantless wiretapping program, these letters don’t violate any laws, though perhaps they should.”

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is moving to create a special House panel to address global warming, headed by climate champion Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA). The decision, “to some degree, would sidestep” some powerful committee chairmen, specifically energy chairman John Dingell (D-MI), who is less aggressive on global warming issues.

Schwarzenegger calls for redeployment…and escalation. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) yesterday said the U.S. “should withdraw its military forces from Iraq by the end of this year.” He also gave support to Bush’s escalation “plan to send an additional 21,500 U.S. troops to Iraq.”

“The federal government’s biggest program to help people rebuild after natural disasters is on the verge of running out of operating money because of budgeting problems at the agency that runs it, the Small Business Administration,” the New York Times reports.

In a speech at the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said federal judges are not “equipped to make decisions about” national security . “I try to imagine myself being a judge,” Gonzales said. “What do I know about what is going on in Afghanistan or Guantanamo?”

The National Association of Evangelicals and the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School “joined forces on Wednesday to protect the environment from the ravages of global warming, calling on President George W. Bush and others in power to help.”

And finally: Two titans of journalism square off tonight. Stephen Colbert will appear on the “O’Reilly Factor” at 8 pm, while Bill O’Reilly appears on the “Colbert Report” at 11:30 pm. “I think it’s fine,” O’Reilly said of Colbert’s shtick. “I’m a prominent person in the media. I think satire is very, very entertaining for any society to have. I have never had a problem with it as long as it’s not mean-spirited + I don’t think he is.”
19.Jan.2007 Vogelgrippe: Mutation mit Tamiflu-Resistenz entdeckt - sfux SDA -

Die Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) hat bei zwei verstorbenen Vogelgrippe-Patienten Mutationen des H5N1- Virus entdeckt, die den Erreger möglicherweise resistent gegen das Roche-Medikament Tamiflu gemacht haben. Das Virus sei zwar nicht so ansteckend geworden, dass eine Pandemie drohe, erklärte die WHO am Donnerstag. Weitere solche Mutationen könnten allerdings die derzeitigen Behandlungsmethoden in Frage stellen.
19.Jan.2007
Pentagon Attacks Lawyers of Guantanamo Detainees - sfux Marjorie Cohn -

In one of the most severe blows the Bush administration has dealt to our constitutional democracy, the Pentagon attacked the lawyers who have volunteered to represent the Guantánamo detainees.
19.Jan.2007
Bar investigates Attorney for alleged CIA Plane owner - sfux 
The Oregon State Bar is investigating a Portland attorney who represented a company that owned an executive jet the CIA reportedly used to transport terrorist suspects to foreign countries for interrogation.
The inquiry deals only with whether the attorney, Scott D. Caplan, was representing an actual person as...

19.Jan.2007 US-amerikanisches Aufklärungsflugzeug über Iran abgeschossen? - sfux 
Iran - Wie die Internet-Zeitung www.vz.ru berichtete, wurde im Süden des Irans im Gebiet einer der größten Erdölfelder der Welt "Azadegan" ein US-amerikanisches Aufklärungsflugzeug von iranischen Soldaten abgeschossen, teilte am Dienstag die Nachrichtenagentur ?Fars? in einer Mitteilung dem Vertreter der Provinz Chusestan (Parlament) des Irans Nesama Moula Chavise mit.
?Einem tapferen Sohn des Irans ist vor einigen Tagen gelungen ein amerikanisches...

19.Jan.2007 Huge storms sweep northern Europe Heavy rains and hurricane-force winds claim at least 25 lives in northern Europe, with Britain and Germany worst hit.
19.Jan.2007 Iran condemns US 'kidnap' in Iraq Iran accuses the US of kidnapping five of its citizens alleged by the Americans to be fuelling Iraqi violence.
19.Jan.2007 China 'space weapon' condemned China faces international criticism over what the US says was the use of a ballistic missile to destroy a satellite.
19.Jan.2007 US harsh weather extends its grip Snow hits California and storms threaten the south-eastern US, as weather-related deaths rise above 60.
19.Jan.2007 Washington 'snubbed Iran offer' Iran offered the US a package of concessions 00.000.2003, but it was rejected, a former top official tells the BBC.
19.Jan.2007 Americans embrace politics online Increasingly Americans are turning to the net for news about key political events, a study shows.
19.Jan.2007 US 'to halve' no-fly watch list The US hopes to halve the number of names on the list it uses to bar suspected terrorists from air travel.
18.Jan.2007 Fantastic Voyage: Departure 2009 If perfected, the first microrobot able to travel through human arteries could perform delicate brain surgery without dangerous invasive procedures. By Emmet Cole.
18.Jan.2007 Attorney general to talk data retention with new Congress Alberto Gonzales says it's critical to ensure that law enforcement is able to get its hands on subscriber data from Internet service providers.
18.Jan.2007 Attorney general mum on spy program court orders At Senate hearing, Gonzales casts doubt on whether more details will be publicly disclosed about administration's latest surveillance plans.
18.Jan.2007 http://www.rrojasdatabank.org/murder23.htm
Contents
A necessary explanation
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
The murder of Allende
And the end of the Chilean way to socialism
Róbinson Rojas
Harper and Row, New York, 1975,1976-Fitzhenry&Whiteside Ltd., Toronto, Canada, 1975
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Notes
Index

18.Jan.2007 http://www.rrojasdatabank.org/murder23.htm
23.Sep.1973 -performing his role in the plot, Frei's Treasury Minister, Andres Zaldivar, gave a speech over national radio and television citing terrifying statistics about the financial calamity and reporting that "the economic situation of the post-election period stemmed from psychological factors" +

that "the more than probable results of this situation would be a complete and generalized economic disaster."

The "financial panic" part of the plot had been achieved to perfection. What then kept the conspirators from succeeding in their aim to prevent Allende from assuming power?

Through Arturo Matte Larrain, one of the owners belonging to the gigantic Paper and Box Manufacturers, the conspirators had established a bridge between President Eduardo Frei and ITT. Along with the CIA, ITT was giving its support to a coup that would prevent Allende's ratification by the Chilean Parliament. Matte Larrain's contacts were the Americans Robert Berrellez and Hal Hendrix, both ITT public relations officers. On September 8, Matte Larrain informed Frei that ITT was lobbying in Washington to get the U.S. government to support a "military junta" that would prevent Allende's ratification + that a general plan of "pressure" had already been agreed on by the various U.S. private industries in Chile. According to the plan, banks would not give new credits or extend those already approved; the companies would delay in delivering products, cash remittances, replacement parts + the like, would withdraw all technical assistance + "would pressure savings and loan associations to declare bankruptcy." According to a memo dated September 17, 1970, sent by ITT representatives in Chile, Hal Hendrix and Robert Berrellez, to E. J. Gerrity, senior vice-president in charge of public relations for ITT, in New York, the State Department had given its green light to Ambassador Edward Korry to do all possible to prevent Allende from taking power. Berrellez and Hendrix had asked Matte to assure Frei that ITT was ready to contribute money or whatever else was necessary. According to the same ITT memo, Frei's response was along the following lines: he felt he could not shatter his image as a democrat, so if the situation continued to develop, he hoped that he would be thrown out and sent into exile for a while. He would not do anything to prevent the financial and economic collapse from cultivating public receptivity to a military coup that would reorganize things. However, he refused absolutely to do anything to attract public suspicion to himself. He felt he had to guard his public image.12
18.Jan.2007
Church Cmte Vol 7: Edward Korry - HTML-Version
TESTIMONY OF EDWARD M. KORRY, FORMER U.S.. AMBASSADOR TO CHILE ... actions to Mr. Gerrity of ITT, a series of economic actions that could ...
www.aarclibrary.org/publib/church/reports/vol7/pdf/ChurchV7_7_Korry.pdf

18.Jan.2007 Róbinson Rojas: The murder of Allende and the end of the Chilean ... On October 16, Edward Gerrity in New York heard from Hal Hendrix that "the chance of a military coup is slim but it continues to exist. ... www.rrojasdatabank.org/murder23.htm

18.Jan.2007 The Worse Things Get, the Better -- Monday, Apr. 09, 1973 -- Page ... Broe then made what amounted to a counterproposal to ITT Senior Vice President Edward Gerrity Jr. Broe said that he discussed with Gerrity "the feasibility ... www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,903932-2,00.html

18.Jan.2007 Researchers Developing Single-Pixel Camera - Zonk 73 - Assassin bug writes

"According to the BBC, researchers in the US are developing a single-pixel camera to capture high-quality images without the 'expense' of traditional digital photography. The idea behind such a device is that traditional digital photography is wasteful. Most of the information taken in by the camera is thrown away in the compression process. From the article: 'The digital micromirror device, as it is known, consists of a million or more tiny mirrors each the size of a bacterium. "From that mirror array, we then focus the light through a second lens on to one single photo-detector - a single pixel." As the light passes through the device, the millions of tiny mirrors are turned on and off at random in rapid succession. Complex mathematics then interprets the signals assembling a high resolution image from the thousands of sequential single-pixel snapshots. '"
18.Jan.2007
RIAA Arrests Pro Artist for Making Mixtapes - Zonk 193 -
Maximum Prophet writes "The RIAA is now going after mixtapes; specifically, the well-known mixtapes of rap artist DJ Drama. From the article: 'On Tuesday night he was arrested with Don Cannon, a protégé. The police, working with the Recording Industry Association of America, raided his office, at 147 Walker Street in Atlanta. The association makes no distinction between counterfeit CDs and unlicensed compilations like those that DJ Drama is known for.' The story goes on to say that many of the artists featured on the mixtapes would never have had the exposure and thus sales they had if DJ Drama had not featured them on a mix. Nowhere is a specific artist mentioned who claims to have been wronged by him. Additionally, the article states that mixtapes such as those made by DJ Drama are an accepted and integral part of rap music culture. His arrest is confusing on several levels."

18.Jan.2007
Extraterrestrials Probably Haven't Found Us - Yet - Zonk 301 - kasparn writes

"The Guardian today has a story about the Danish astrophysicist Rasmus Bjoerk, who recently conducted simulations on how long it will take to colonize the Milky Way. The basic idea is to send out probes in different directions (including various heights above the galactic plane). He estimates that it will take some 10 billion years to explore 4 % of the Milky Way. Since the age of the Universe is of the same order, his conclusion is that aliens can't have had time required to find us yet."
18.Jan.2007
Another Indian State Moving To FOSS - kdawson 87 - james.infidel writes

"The Hindu, a leading national newspaper, reports that the Communist government of Kerala (the state with the highest literacy rate in India) has announced its all-out support for FOSS in the draft IT policy announced yesterday. The draft also calls for preferential treatment for companies coming forward to work in the FOSS domain.
18.Jan.2007
Anti-Missile Defenses For Commercial Jets - Omeger (posted by kdawson) 460 -
The AP reports that the first anti-missile defense system has been installed for testing on a commercial jet, a FedEx cargo carrier. The system is intended to detect the launch of a shoulder-fired missile at takeoff or landing + disable the missile with a laser beam. Sen. Barbara Baxter (D-California) is one of the supporters of the system. She and other members of Congress are hoping to equip all US commercial passenger liners with this system 00.000.20 years, at a cost of billions of dollars. Is this good common sense or the costly future of a society hobbled by fear of terrorism?

18.Jan.2007
Deathblow To a Voting Machine - kdawson 117 - SiggyRadiation writes

"According to their newsletter (my English translation here), the Dutch group that 'doesn't trust the voting computers' has won a round against the industry and the civil servants that seem hell-bent on reintroducing voting machines — NewVote, made by SDU — that the Dutch minister of the interior has suspended.

Apparently SDU provided 5 slightly different samples of its machine to the Dutch version of the NSA (well... the very humble Dutch version anyway) for testing purposes.

Of those five, four machines emitted radiation in such a way that the votes cast could be monitored.

SDU's NewVote received its final deathblow when it became clear that the one machine that stayed within the radiation limits used a green-on-red color-scheme for its screen.

And that would be a small problem for the 4% of all men that cannot distinguish between red and green."
18.Jan.2007
The RIAA and French Button-Makers - Alien54 (posted by kdawson) 132 -
Alien54 writes "Requiring permission to innovate? Feeling entitled to search others' property?

Getting the power to act like law enforcement in order to fine or arrest those who are taking part in activities that challenge your business model? Don't these all sound quite familiar?

Centuries from now (hopefully much, much sooner), the actions of the RIAA, MPAA and others that match these of the weavers and button-makers of 17th century France will seem just as ridiculous."
18.Jan.2007
China Tests Anti-Satellite Laser Weapon - samzenpus 432 - schnippy writes

"U.S. intelligence agencies believe that China has successfully tested an anti-satellite weapon by destroying one of their old weather satellites.

The test, if confirmed, would be an order of magnitude more provocative than earlier reports of Chinese blinding lasers being tested. Arms Control Wonk has a good writeup on what this will mean for U.S. policy."
18.Jan.2007
Expert Wants to Decertify Global Warming Skeptics - samzenpus 504+ -Penguinisto writes

"Apparently in the Senate, at least one scientist wants to put a permanent stop to any arguments over Global Warming. The Weather Channel's most prominent climatologist is advocating that broadcast meteorologists be stripped of their scientific certification if they express skepticism about predictions of manmade catastrophic global warming."
18.Jan.2007
"Kulturzerstörung von der Kategorie des Mongolensturms" [Archiv ... Die alte sumerische Metropole Isin sei komplett zerstört: «Aus Isin ist eine ... die Menschen im Irak zur Zeit kein größeres Problem als kaputte Vasen. www.politikforum.de/forum/archive/index.php/t-69057.html
18.Jan.2007 the Bush family history part 1 Taking advantage of stubborn economic distress and an unruly situation ...

Both Union Banking and the Bank voor Handel en Scheepvaart were awash in cash. www.tribalmessenger.org/t-bush/bush-family-history-pt2.htm
18.Jan.2007
Bush-Nazi-Connection01 In Berlin the government was in distress.

It was ruined financially.

... the depression + the Thyssen's "Bank voor Handel en Scheepvaart " all contributed to ... alfatomega.com/index_09.html
18.Jan.2007
Clamor Magazine :: issue 14 :: feature In Berlin the government was in distress.

It was ruined financially. ... the Bank voor Handel en Scheepvaart, opened the Union Banking Corporation 00.000.1924. www.clamormagazine.org/issues/14/feature3.php
18.Jan.2007
20050209 Feb.2005 Usenet Archive Halliburton did business with Muammar el-Qaddafi + the ... stößt man auf den Produzenten von "Verichip": Raytheon Microelectronics ... alfatomega.com/20050209.html
20050317 Mär.2005 Pentagon Sees $108 Million in Overcharges by Halliburton : In one case, ...

00.Mär.2005 S.Korea's Missile System in Trouble Raytheon has been the sole ... alfatomega.com/20050317.html
18.Jan.2007
United Mutations Organization

Londonderry: Protest Raytheon besetzt, Haft 4 Israelischer Friedensaktivist verletzt 5 ... Halliburton unter Bestechungsverdacht **OOOOHHhh nein! www.united-mutations.info/index7.html
18.Jan.2007
Die USA auf dem Weg in eine Diktatur? [Archiv] - Seite 2 ...

Nachspiel für Halliburton Kongressabgeordnete fordern eine Untersuchung der Irak-Aufträge für das Unternehmen. ...mehr Amerika vs . England ... www.aktienboard.com/vb/archive/index.php/t-50992-p-2.html
18.Jan.2007
EUROPA - Competition - Merger case by company name - C

M.3013 - CARLYLE GROUP/EDSCHA M.2993 - CARLYLE GROUP/QINETIQ CARL ZEISS ... CERBERUS M.4464 - GOLDMAN SACHS/CERBERUS/HARPEN M.4264 - CERBERUS/GMAC ... ec.europa.eu/comm/competition/mergers/cases/index/by_cy_c.html
EUROPA - Competition - Merger case by date - 2003

19.Sep.2003 : M.3218 - CERBERUS/ANC RENTAL (Notification date) ... M.2993 - CARLYLE GROUP/QINETIQ (Decision date)

14.Jan2003 : ... ec.europa.eu/comm/competition/mergers/cases/index/by_year_2003.html
QinetiQ - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia QinetiQ solves defence + security problems at the leading edge of both the ...

The Carlyle Group was expected to invest for three to five years, ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QinetiQ
QinetiQ: Information from Answers.com

00.000.2001 -Founded- QinetiQ QinetiQ Type Public ( LSE : QQ. ) Headquarters UK and North ...

The Carlyle Group was expected to invest for three to five years, ... www.answers.com/topic/qinetiq
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The Carlyle Group was expected to invest for three to five years, ... www.reference.com/browse/wiki/QinetiQ
Market Watch: Equity groups give owners a second bite at growth ... ICF International Inc. (CM Equity); Netco ( Cerberus ), which recently bought Multimax Inc.; QinetiQ plc ( Carlyle Group); Resource Consultants Inc. (CM ... www.washingtontechnology.com/news/21_13/news/28906-1.html
Market Watch: Equity groups give owners a second bite at growth ... Netco ( Cerberus ), which recently bought Multimax Inc.; QinetiQ plc ( Carlyle Group); ...

A few funds and merchant banks, such as the Carlyle Group, ... www.washingtontechnology.com/news/21_13/marketwatch/28906-1.html
The Carlyle Group : News ... Joins The Carlyle Group as Managing Director; Former Cerberus and Merrill Official Will ... 2002-24. Sale of a Stake in QinetiQ PLC to The Carlyle Group ...
www.carlyle.com/eng/news/l4-allnewsarchive591.html
Private Equity Archive December
2002

09.Dec.2002 US-based Cerberus offers for South Korean Chohung Bank. ... UK's MoD signs up to sell QinetiQ to The Carlyle Group in a deal worth £500m ... www.altassets.com/news/arc/lists/d33.php
Companies F-O The buyer QinetiQ is now one-third owned by Carlyle Group, the Washington ... will provide Naval center with its OmniEye Cerberus system, a multi-sensor, ... www.carl-nelson.com/companystoryFJ.htm

18.Jan.2007 http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,druck-460725,00.html

Die jetzt untersuchten Erreger veränderten sich, so vermutet die WHO, als die beiden Ägypter im Krankenhaus Tamiflu bekamen. Die entdeckten Mutationen unterschieden sich allerdings deutlich von denen der zwei vietnamesischen Mädchen, betonte Hayden. Dort waren die Erreger vollkommen resistent gegen Oseltamivir.

Von 19 Menschen, die sich in Ägypten nachweislich mit dem Vogelgrippe-Virus H5N1 angesteckt hatten, sind mindestens zehn durch die Infektion gestorben.
18.Jan.2007
Zwei Tote: Vogelgrippe- Virus war resistent gegen Tamiflu
18.Jan.2007 Chronik: Die schlimmsten Orkane der vergangenen 30 Jahre
18.Jan.2007 http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=8510280150
He said that people in the city of Rafsanjan also reported to have witnessed a similar incident several days ago.
Similar crash incidents have been witnessed frequently during the last year all across Iran + officials believe that the objects could be spy planes or a hi-tech espionage device.

18.Jan.2007 UFO Observed in Western Iran  A radiant Unidentified Flying Object was again observed in the sky of Central Sepidar in the vicinity of Bouyer Ahmad in western Iran. posted by Prof. Hex
18.Jan.2007 Animal Tags for People?: Silverman heads a second company that sells the rice-size people chips, which are the only ones with Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approval, for implantation in an individual's right biceps. They carry an identity marker that would be linked to medical records. His goal is to create "the first RFID company for people."
18.Jan.2007 Blair signals UK will send more troops to occupied Afghanistan: During a private meeting in No 10 on Sunday, Robert Gates, the US Defence Secretary, asked the Prime Minister for additional British forces to keep up the military momentum against the insurgents.
18.Jan.2007 US lacks 'explosive' evidence against Iran : The Bush administration made a decision to start blaming its new problem in Iraq on Tehran. On August 4, 2005, Pentagon and intelligence officials leaked the story to the National Broadcasting Co (NBC) and the Columbia Broadcasting System that US troops had "intercepted" dozens of shaped charges said to have been "smuggled into northeastern Iraq only last week".

18.Jan.2007 Israel warns Russia on Iran arms sale: Voicing extreme concern over Russia's recent sale of advanced anti-aircraft missiles to Iran, senior diplomatic and defense officials warned Moscow Tuesday that the deal could have serious security implications that would even "get back to Russia."

18.Jan.2007 Russia raises security after attack warnings: Russian security services increased patrols and surveillance at military bases, oil pipelines and the Moscow metro on Wednesday after the country's spy chief warned of a potential attack.
18.Jan.2007 Senators oppose US troop increase: Trying to get President George W. Bush to reverse plans for boosting U.S. troop strength in Iraq, senators from both political parties unveiled on Wednesday a nonbinding resolution opposing the increase.

18.Jan.2007 Sudan says U.S. troops search Baghdad embassy: Sudan on Wednesday summoned the senior U.S. diplomat in Khartoum after it said American troops raided the Sudanese embassy in Baghdad, violating diplomatic conventions, a foreign ministry spokesman said.

18.Jan.2007 How US is deferring war costs: As war spending on Iraq and Afghanistan nears the levels for Vietnam and Korea, concern is rising over the 'borrow now, pay later' approach.
18.Jan.2007 Is The U.S. Planning A Horrific Global Nuclear War? -By Michel Chossudovsky
At no point since the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945, has humanity been closer to the unthinkable, a nuclear holocaust which could potentially spread, in terms of radioactive fallout, over a large part of the Middle East.
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18.Jan.2007 "Doomsday Clock" Moves Two Minutes Closer To Midnight -By Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
It is now 5 minutes to midnight. Reflecting global failures to solve the problems posed by nuclear weapons and the climate crisis, the decision by the BAS Board of Directors was made in consultation with the Bulletin’s Board of Sponsors, which includes 18 Nobel Laureates.
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18.Jan.2007 5 Minutes to Midnight
Board Statement - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
We stand at the brink of a second nuclear age. Not since the first atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki has the world faced such perilous choices.
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18.Jan.2007 Attacking Iran: What’s In It For Bush? -By Paul Craig Roberts
Suddenly the media is full of Bush Regime propagandistic assertions designed to make the American public believe that Iran is the enemy that is fighting against our troops in Iraq. To facilitate this deception, the Bush Regime staged a propaganda event by invading an Iranian government liaison office in Northern Iraq, kidnapping the Iranian officials and declaring them to be involved in plans to kill US troops.
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18.Jan.2007 Iran Does Not Pose A Threat To The U.S. -Audio 10 Minutes-Radio National host Paul Barry interviews Scott Ritter. Listen

18.Jan.2007 Condi’s Middle East Junket; a new dose of cynicism -By Mike Whitney
The administration has no interest in resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. It’s a cynical attempt to manipulate Arab public opinion. The administration helped to enforce the Israeli boycott of food, water and medical supplies to Gaza + they have stopped other donor-states from providing humanitarian relief.
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18.Jan.2007 Terror Suspect was terrorized in a U.S. Navy brig -By Fred Grimm
The accused was held in extreme isolation for 1,307 days. Held in a nine-by-seven-foot cell. The only window blacked out. He was the lone prisoner on the two-tier cellblock. He was given food through a slot in the door. He slept on a steel mattress. No reading material. No calendar. No clock. Nothing to connect him to the outside world.
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18.Jan.2007 Bipartisan Senate Measure Confronts Bush Over Iraq. One Small Step for Sanity.

18.Jan.2007 BBC: Iran offered the US a package of concessions 00.000.2003, but it was rejected, a senior former US official has told the BBC's Newsnight programme. Dick "Dr. Evil" Cheney Put the Kibosh on Sanity and Peaceful Coexistence.

18.Jan.2007 Despite Israeli and Syrian "Official Denials," Haaretz is Now Saying that Bush Administration Sources Have Confirmed that Cheney Was Kept Informed of Secret Peace Negotiations Between Israel and Syria. It Just Keeps Getting More Interesting.

18.Jan.2007 'Total Bull' That Congress Can't Stop Bush Iraq Escalation Plan Says John Edwards Campaign 1/18
Kennedy On Opposing Escalation: "Now is the time, this is the moment" 1/18

18.Jan.2007 We'll Miss You Art! Humorist Art Buchwald Dead at the Age of 81. 1/19
Bid on an E-Bay Auction Item and Help State Gun Control Groups Fight the NRA!
Did Specter Give WH Power to Replace Prosecutors? 1/18

18.Jan.2007 Washington Post: "Arab World Outraged Over Hangings in Iraq." 1/18
Clinton Steps Up Criticism of War in Iraq: Senator Rejects Bush Strategy but Steers Clear of Timetable for Troop Pullout 1/18

18.Jan.2007 http://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ Nuclear war Michel Chossudovsky, professor of economics at the University of Ottawa, has a frightening new article on the likelihood of nuclear war: 'The Doctrine for Joint Nuclear Operations' goes one step further in blurring the distinction between "defensive" and "offensive" military actions:
"The new triad offers a mix of strategic offensive and defensive capabilities that includes nuclear and non-nuclear strike capabilities, active and passive defenses + a robust research, development + industrial infrastructure to develop, build + maintain offensive forces and defensive systems ..." (Ibid) (key concepts indicated in added italics)
The new nuclear doctrine, however, goes beyond preemptive acts of "self-defense", it calls for "anticipatory action" using nuclear weapons against a "rogue enemy" which allegedly plans to develop WMD at some undefined future date... The war plan against Iran appears to be nuclear: The planning of the aerial bombings of Iran started in mid-2004, pursuant to the formulation of CONPLAN 8022 in early 2004. In May 2004, National Security Presidential Directive 'NSPD 35 entitled Nuclear Weapons Deployment Authorization' was issued.
While its contents remains classified, the presumption is that NSPD 35 pertains to the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in the Middle East war theater in compliance with CONPLAN 8022.
In this regard, a recent press report published in Yeni Safak (Turkey) suggests that the United States is currently:
"[D]eploying B61-type tactical nuclear weapons in southern Iraq as part of a plan to hit Iran from this area if and when Iran responds to an Israeli attack on its nuclear facilities". (Ibrahim Karagul, "The US is Deploying Nuclear Weapons in Iraq Against Iran", (Yeni Safak,. 20 December 2005, quoted in BBC Monitoring Europe). Worst of all, we seem to have reached a point where Bush has no choice (politically speaking) but to launch an attack. According to Paul Craig Roberts, There is no doubt that Iran will be attacked. The Israeli government and the neoconservatives have been demanding it.
The question is: why is Bush, who is confronted with failure in Iraq, willing to compound his problems by attacking a more powerful Muslim state that the US has no prospect of being able to occupy?
A former member of the National Security Council gave me a possible answer. Bush can bury his defeat in Iraq with a “victory” in Iran.
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18.Jan.2007 http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,druck-460578,00.html

Es müssen zwei gewaltige Brocken gewesen sein, die vor 470 Millionen Jahren zusammengestoßen sind. "Einer war mindestens hundert Kilometer groß, der andere sogar mehrere hundert Kilometer", sagt Mario Trieloff vom Mineralogischen Institut der Universität Heidelberg. Als die beiden Riesen aufeinandertrafen, war das Gestein sekundenlang einem Druck von vielen Hunderttausend Bar ausgesetzt.
18.Jan.2007
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,druck-460578,00.html

Für das irdische Leben könnten das kosmische Bombardement vor 470 Millionen Jahren und die stark erhöhte Staubkonzentration in der oberen Atmosphäre indes überraschend positive Folgen gehabt haben. Birger Schmitz, unter dessen Leitung die fossilen Meteorite vor zehn Jahren in Schweden entdeckt wurden, mutmaßt, dass die Explosion der Artenvielfalt im mittleren bis späten Ordovizium etwas mit den Meteoritentreffern und den Klimaveränderungen dieser Zeit zu tun hat. mbe/dpa
18.Jan.2007
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,druck-460635,00.html

Mit Kurnaz' Vorwürfen gegen die Bundeswehr befasst sich die Staatsanwaltschaft Tübingen. Sie will vorerst auf die Vernehmung der beiden beschuldigten Elite-Soldaten verzichten. "Es ist aus unserer Sicht sinnvoller, erst die Aufklärung des Sachverhalts voranzutreiben, um dann die Beschuldigten gegebenenfalls mit dem Ergebnis zu konfrontieren", sagte der Leitende Oberstaatsanwalt Walter Vollmer.
18.Jan.2007
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,druck-460635,00.html

Berlin - Kurnaz' Anwalt Bernhard Docke sagte vor dem Gremium, dass "der Rechtsstaat in Guantanamo abgeschaltet" ist. Diese Erkenntnis habe sich aus seinen Bemühungen um die Freilassung des türkischen Staatsbürgers aus der Haft ergeben.

00.Mai 2002 habe er von Kurnaz' Mutter das entsprechende Mandat erhalten. DDP

Ehemaliger Guantanamo-Häftling Kurnaz: Angeblich vier oder fünf Tage lang an Ketten aufgehängt Heftige Kritik übte Docke am Auswärtigen Amt, das Hilfe zunächst nur widerstrebend und nicht auf eigene Initiative angeboten habe. Erst als sich Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel 2005 eingeschaltet habe, sei das Amt aktiv geworden, als ob ein Schalter umgelegt worden sei.

Auch der Grüne-Fraktionsvize Christian Ströbele wirft der alten rot-grünen Bundesregierung schwere Versäumnisse vor. "Ich sehe begründeten Anlass, dass die Bundesregierung seinerzeit nicht alles ihr Mögliche getan hat, um Herrn Kurnaz freizubekommen", sagte Ströbele am Rande des Untersuchungsausschusses. Insbesondere das Bundesinnenministerium und das Kanzleramt hätten 2002/2003 Entscheidungen gefällt, die einer möglichen Freilassung entgegenstanden, kritisierte der Grünen-Politiker.

Zugleich nahm Ströbele den damaligen Außenminister Joschka Fischer (Grüne) in Schutz, der sich mehrfach für die Freilassung des 2001 in Pakistan festgenommenen und an US-Behörden überstellten Bremer Türken eingesetzt habe.
18.Jan.2007
Schadenersatz: Kirch fordert 1,4 Milliarden Euro von der Deutschen Bank
18.Jan.2007 Raue Zeiten für Ehebrecher: US- Gericht sieht Seitensprung als Straftat
18.Jan.2007 Küstenschutz: In Niedersachsen bröckeln die Deiche

18.Jan.2007 Tabakindustrie: Konzerne erhöhen Nikotindosis in Zigaretten

18.Jan.2007 Biologisches Testament: Längst gefallener Sohn macht Israelin zur Großmutter
18.Jan.2007 Offline: Sturm bläst Wetterdienste aus dem Web
18.Jan.2007 Tarifrunde 2007: IG Bau fordert 5,5 Prozent mehr Lohn
18.Jan.2007
Sturmtief "Kyrill": Orkan versenkt Frachter

18.Jan.2007 US- Gefangenschaft: Kurnaz Anwalt beschuldigt Bundesregierung
18.Jan.2007 Kartelle: Stromkonzerne nutzen ihre Marktmacht für Wucherpreise
18.Jan.2007
Meteoriten: Asteroiden- Crash lässt seit Jahrmillionen Steine regnen
18.Jan.2007 Orkan "Kyrill": Flugverkehr ist massiv beeinträchtigt
18.Jan.2007 Port Authority of New York and New Jersey - The New York Times ... Port Authority of New York and New Jersey - Narrowed by ' SIGNATURE FLIGHT SUPPORT CORP Port Authority of New York and New Jersey - Narrowed by ' SIGNATURE ...
Eric Lipton - The New York Times - Narrowed by 'SIGNATURE FLIGHT ...

11.Sep.2001 narrated by reporters of The New York Times. More Multimedia ». Your search for SIGNATURE FLIGHT SUPPORT CORP in Eric Lipton returned 3 articles ...
18.Jan.2007
Government Contracts - Money, Defense Contractor List SIGNATURE ... Defense Contractors from " SIGNATURE FLIGHT SUPPORT CORPO" to "SIMPLEXGRINNELL" ... SIGNATURE FLIGHT SUPPORT OF NE 6005 LAS VEGAS BOULEVARD, ... www.governmentcontractswon.com/department/defense/contractors422.asp
18.Jan.2007 Lexikon von Solarklar

00.000.1976 wurde dem Iran sogar angeboten, eine Anlage zur Extraktion von Plutonium ...

Die Anlage sollte ursprünglich im Laufe des Jahres 2005 in Betrieb gehen. www.solarklar.de/visilex.php?vc=2&visilex_key=Atomprogramm_des_Iran
Lexikon von Solarklar ... des Krieges beschlagnahmten die vorrückenden US-Streitkräfte die Anlage.

... die Airbase wegen mutmaßlicher CIA -Gefangenenflüge in die Schlagzeilen. www.solarklar.de/visilex.php?vc=2&visilex_key=Ramstein_Air_Base
18.Jan.2007
Aktuelle IT-News auf - 06.04.2006, 11:46: Finanzspritze für ...

Die Video-Community hat in einer zweiten Finanzierungsrunde 8 Millionen US-Dollar vom Risiko- Kapitalgeber Sequoia Capital erhalten. www.pc-magazin.de/common/nws/einemeldung.php?id=44526
Aktuelle IT-News auf - 08.11.2005, 17:39: YouTube: Flickr für ...

Nun erhielt das Unternehmen eine Finanzspritze vom Risiko- Kapitalgeber Sequoia in Höhe von 3,5 Millionen US-Dollar. Die Gründer von YouTube kommen von ... www.pc-magazin.de/common/nws/einemeldung.php?id=41506

YouTube-Verkauf: Der Club der Millionäre - Wirtschaft - SPIEGEL ...

Unterstützung kam vom Venture- Kapitalgeber Sequoia Capital, der schon Unternehmen wie Yahoo, Google oder MP3.com entdeckt hatte. www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/0,1518,441871,00.html

Google kauft YouTube für 1,65 Milliarden US-Dollar - Golem.de

00.Apr.2006 hatte die Video-Community in einer zweiten Finanzierungsrunde 8 Millionen US-Dollar vom Risiko- Kapitalgeber Sequoia Capital erhalten. www.golem.de/0610/48270.html
YouTube: Flickr für Video erhält 3,5 Millionen US-Dollar - Golem.de Sequoia Capital finanziert Video-Tausch-Community YouTube ... eine Finanzspritze vom Risiko- Kapitalgeber Sequoia in Höhe von 3,5 Millionen US-Dollar. ... www.golem.de/0511/41506.html
Sequoia Capital - Wikipedia Sequoia Capital ist eine Risikokapital-Beteiligungsgesellschaft, welche als Kapitalgeber für Start-up-IT-Firmen am Markt agiert. Nach Auskunft von Sequoia ... de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sequoia_Capital

Golem.de - Video-Community ... einer zweiten Finanzierungsrunde 8 Millionen US-Dollar vom Risiko- Kapitalgeber Sequoia Capital erhalten.

Bereits in der ersten Runde hatte sich Sequoia ... rss.golem.de/rss.php?feed=RSS2.0&ms=videocommunity
Video-Community YouTube erhält Finanzspritze - pressetext.deutschland

Das Video-Sharing-Portal YouTube http://www.youtube.com hat im Rahmen einer zweiten Finanzierungsrunde von seinem Risiko- Kapitalgeber Sequoia Capital ... www.pressetext.de/pte.mc?pte=060407001
heute.de - Big Brother Google? Um seine Theorie noch weiter zu untermauern, erinnert Brandt auch daran, dass die beiden wichtigsten Kapitalgeber Googles, Sequoia Capital und ... www.zdf.de/ZDFheute/inhalt/11/0,3672,2042827,00.html
10052003antiwarblogg Google - die beiden wichtigsten Kapitalgeber : Sequoia Capital + Kleiner-Perkins, pflegen engste Kontakte zur USA Regierung. authenticamigos.planetaclix.pt/10052003antiwarblogg.html

18.Jan.2007 Spektroskopische Tools/Spectroscopic Tools :: Steffen's Science ... Die Henne ist das klügste Geschöpf im Tierreich. Sie gackert erst, nachdem das Ei gelegt ist. -- Abraham Lincoln . Anmeldung. Benutzername Kennwort ... www.chem.uni-potsdam.de/~thomas/modules.php?op=modload&name=PagEd&file=index&page_id=444
18.Jan.2007 20030501-20030601-datesbase.html “DAS KONKRETE ist KONKRET::ES ist die ZUSAMMENFASSUNG des ABSTRAKTEN“ ... Mai 2003 Bush [BGW968] USA-räsident, auf USS Abraham Lincoln, Flugzeugträger, ... alfatomega.com/20030501-20030601-datesbase.html
18.Jan.2007
The Security Traders Association of New York, Inc. - HTML-Version
Cantor, Fitzgerald & Co. Inc . CHARLES M. PADALA. SunTrust Robinson-Humphrey. C. THOMAS RICHARDSON. Citigroup. ALEXIS STERN. UBS Capital Markets L.P. ...
www.stany.org/pdf/NYSE%20-%20STANY%20letter%20on%20market%20hours%202-8-05.pdf
STANY_TAF_Comment_Letter - HTML-Version
Cantor, Fitzgerald & Co. Inc . CHARLES M. PADALA. CHARLES SNOW. Snow Becker Krauss, PC. Counsel. The Security Traders Association of New York, Inc. ...
Maximum Financial CANT - Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Inc . CHGO - Chicago Corp. CJDB - CJ Lawrence Deutsche Bank COST - Coastal Securities COWN - Cowen & Co. ... trademf.com/mm.php
Page 1 Investment Section ARLINGTON COUNTY EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT ... - HTML-Version
Cantor, Fitzgerald & Co, Inc . 296757. 12553. 0.042. Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith. 341001. 10952. 0.032. Morgan Stanley & Co ...
www.arlingtonva.us/Departments/Retirement/pdf_annual_report05/6investment.pdf
SEC Info - Sequoia Fund Inc - NSAR-B - For 12/31/95 www.secinfo.com/ds2zp.96r.htm
SEC Info - Sequoia Fund Inc - NSAR-B - For 12/31/00 www.secinfo.com/d2MUs.4e.htm
THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY CLUSTER IN NEW YORK STATE - HTML-Version
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co Inc . New York. Fleet Bank, N.A. Inc. New York. GKN Securities Corp. New York. Goldman Sachs & Co. New York. Greater NY Mutl Insur Co ... www.nysedc.org/profiles/Financial%20Services0301.PDF
23.Jul.2003 Comments of Security Traders Association of New York

Investment Securities LLC. STEVEN L. LISTOR Bank of New York. ADAM MATTESSICH Cantor, Fitzgerald & Co. Inc . CHARLES M. PADALA SunTrust Robinson-Humphrey ... The Security Traders Association of New York, Inc. - HTML-Version
Cantor, Fitzgerald & Co. Inc . CHARLES M. PADALA. SunTrust Robinson-Humphrey. CHARLES SNOW. Snow Becker Krauss, PC. Counsel. The Security Traders Association ... www.sec.gov/rules/sro/nyse/nyse200443/stany092204.pdf

18.Jan.2007 Under the Cloak of Patriotism

Louis Cohen, Democratic Party, " PR Unmasked," 1940 ... " PR is based on the sound American principles of majority rule with ... www.nyu.edu/gsas/dept/history/public_history/PR
18.Jan.2007
Théories sur le complot ayant abouti aux attentats du 11 septembre ...

11.Sep.2001 Cette compagnie avait un contrat se concluant le . ... a admis dans un documentaire diffusé sur la chaîne PBS en

00.Sep.2002 et intitulé ... fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Théories_du_complot_sur_les_attentats_du_11_septembre_2001
18.Jan.2007
Civil Liberties vs National Security - Can We Climb Back Up the ...

Criticizing Patriot Act Lands Manlin Chee, Asian American Lawyer, in Jail · Anti-Muslim Paranoia Lands Two Teens in Federal Detention ... news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=aa0d782ccfbb340e964e7f3a649f763b
18.Jan.2007
00.Jul.2005 WHAT'S NEW - Manlin Chee had been a nationally recognized lawyer for her work with immigrants, some of it pro bono + much of it for Muslims, but

things soured for her ... us_asians.tripod.com/new-05-07.html
20.Mar.2004 Activist Reports

The BTN group called attention to Manlin Chee, a Greensboro immigration attorney who is being investigated + harassed by the FBI + Homeland Security for ... www.notinourname.net/reports/reports-20mar04.htm
00.Jul.2005-00.Dec.2005 Chronology of Censorship + Anti-Censorship: By Manlin Chee-

See the entry on the COINTELPRO page. 2005, July 18: 21st Century COINTELPRO. By the FBI. See the entry on the COINTELPRO page. ... www.angelfire.com/scifi/dreamweaver/bannedbks/chrono8b.html
18.Jan.2007
AltWeeklies.com: Independent Weekly (Durham, N.C.)

Manlin Chee, an outspoken immigration lawyer, is in federal prison after she was targeted by an FBI sting operation.

Her case raises questions about the ... www.altweeklies.com/gyrobase/AltWeeklies/Results?Publication=oid%3A41&Mode=Search&page=10
18.Jan.2007
Dissertations Herzog, George . A Comparison of Pueblo and Pima Musical Styles. ... Subiaul, Francys .

Assessing the Initiative Abilities of Humans and Non-Human Primates. ... www.columbia.edu/cu/anthropology/graduate/main/dissertations/index.html
18.Jan.2007
C-SPAN: Campaign Finance Database

AMAITIS, LEE M. MR. 10/31/2002, $5000.00. CLINTON CORNERS, NY 12514. [Contribution]. NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTIONS. [View Image] ... cspan.politicalmoneyline.com/cgi-win/x_itopac.exe?DoFn=&sCMTEID=C00002931&sYR=02
18.Jan.2007
A different perspective - HTML-Version
Lee Amaitis + Howard Lutnick. ICAP plc. JPMorgan. Pfizer Limited. Others. B.A.B. Central London Partnership. EC Soft Ice. Friends of The Royal Parks ... www.royalparks.org.uk/docs/AR20034WEB.pdf

18.Jan.2007 HEALTH AND SAFETY ESSENTIAL LEGAL UPDATE July 2004 By David Leckie ... - HTML-Version
by his boss, Cantor Fitzgerald’s president and chief executive, Lee Amaitis . The. management style of Mr Amaitis was described by the judge as "dictatorial"

18.Jan.2007 Artikel im PDZ Lee Amaitis ist Chef des New Yorker Brokerhauses Cantor.

Kein Unternehmen in Manhattan hat durch die Terroranschläge so viele seiner Mitarbeiter verloren.
18.Jan.2007
THIS AGENDA POSTED FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION AT THE FOLLOWING ... - HTML-Version
LEE MARTIN AMAITIS . President. STEPHEN MARCUS MERKEL. Executive Managing Director/Secretary/. Interim Chief Financial Officer/General Counsel ...
gaming.nv.gov/documents/pdf/06may18_agenda_ngc.pdf

18.Jan.2007 ASIA PACIFIC ECONOMIC SUMMIT 2000 REPORT ASIA PACIFIC IN THE 21st ... - HTML-Version
issues for Lee Amaitis, Executive Managing Director,. eSpeed International, United Kingdom. He said that. while US$ 1.6 trillion has been invested online in ... www.weforum.org/pdf/SummitReports/asia2000.pdf

18.Jan.2007SNL Financial - HTML-Version
Lee M. Amaitis, Chairman & CEO. BNP Paribas Group. 16, Boulevard des Italiens. Paris, France 75009. http://www.bnpparibas.com. Chief Executive Officer ... https://www.snl.com/products/samples/MYB/sample1.pdf

18.Jan.2007SHIFTING - HTML-Version
Additionally, COO Lee Amaitis was. promoted to vice chairman and Paul. Saltzman was appointed COO. Saltzman. was most recently EVP and general counsel ... corp.bankofamerica.com/publicpdf/equities/WST_0604.pdf

18.Jan.2007 Terreurgolf treft Amerika Lee Amaitis, hoofd van de internationale operaties van Cantor, was in zijn bureau in Londen toen de aanslag gebeurde.

Van daaruit heeft hij mee het ... www.gva.be/dossiers/-t/terreur/artikel57.asp
18.Jan.2007
Les drôles de moeurs des allumés de la Bourse - MARIANNE en-ligne.fr

Quant à son ancien chef,

Lee Amaitis, il a admis qu'il lui arrivait de traiter ses subordonnés de « fils de pute » et d'avoir des gestes agressifs envers ... www.marianne-en-ligne.fr/archives/e-docs/00/00/3E/10/document_article_marianne.phtml
L'enfer, c'est un bureau à la City de Londres - MARIANNE en-ligne.fr

Au bureau, Lee Amaitis, son patron, lui hurle dessus : « Si tu veux un ami ici, paie-toi un chien. » Steven Horkulak craque et démissionne, ... www.marianne-en-ligne.fr/archives/e-docs/00/00/3B/DE/document_article_marianne.phtml
18.Jan.2007
Big beast of the City hooked on the buzz of the markets | Business ...

In a bullying case involving Cantor's boss, Lee Amaitis, the latter denied plotting to kill Spencer, but admitted that he may have described him as a ... observer.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,,1774169,00.html
18.Jan.2007
Prufrock:Still the talk of the town - Sunday Times - Times Online

At the auction, Cantor’s Lee Amaitis bid £40000 to be Chelsea FC chairman for a day + another £60000 to drive a Minardi F1 car, while Marie Jordan paid ... www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2095-2508058,00.html
Lets appluad - BootsnAll Travel Network

Im sure many people will congratulate Mr Lee Amaitis for this move + hope that he can get his company back onto its feet. WWW.independent.co.uk ... boards.bootsnall.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/2783050392/m/8803034523
18.Jan.2007
zibb.nl/humanresources - Werknemer miljonair door intimiderende chef Zijn baas, Lee Amaitis, maakte er gewoonte van zijn werknemers uit te schelden en te koeioneren.

Horkulak werd zelfs thuis door hem bedreigd. www.zibb.nl/humanresources/nieuwsbericht/asp/artnr/635624/index.html
18.Jan.2007
ASSEMBLY DAILY JOURNALHTML-Version

Lee Amaitis + Joe Asher. On request of Assemblywoman Angle, the privilege of the floor of the. Assembly Chamber for this day was extended to Tianna . www.leg.state.nv.us/73rd/Journal/Assembly/Final/aj081.pdf
SOCIEDAD CIVIL FRENTE AL TERRORISMO/CIVIL SOCIETY CONFRONTS ...

Ponentes: Lee Amaitis, Presidente-Director General, Cantor Fitzgerald Internacional; Fernando García de Cortázar, Director, El Noticiero de las Ideas (Grupo ... www.ortegaygasset.edu/actividades/seminario/programa.htm
SOCIEDAD CIVIL FRENTE AL TERRORISMO/CIVIL SOCIETY CONFRONTS ...

Speakers: Lee Amaitis, President and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald International; Fernando García de Cortázar, Director, El Noticiero de las Ideas (Grupo Correo ... www.ortegaygasset.edu/actividades/seminario/programme.htm
CANTOR FITZGERALD INT v. LIBERTY BROKERAGE

Cantor's senior manager, Lee Amaitis, testified during the trial of the English action that he had decided to do "nothing" + had "no intention of paying ... www.nycourts.gov/comdiv/Law%20Report%20Files/March%202000/cantor.html
18.Jan.2007
Senior trader has £900000 damages slashed because High Court gave ...

Mr Horkulak claimed that Cantor's president, Lee Amaitis, screamed obscenities at him over six months up to his constructive dismissal in

00.Jun.2000 . lawzone.thelawyer.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=112607&d=205&h=207&f=259
18.Jan.2007
feedjune03 Lee Amaitis, chief executive of Cantor Fitzgerald, yesterday dismissed as ‘totally ridiculous’ allegations that he had discussed using a hitman to take out ... www.fallstreet.com/feedjune03.php
18.Jan.2007 eSpeed : Investor Info Lee Amaitis, eSpeed's Global Chief Operating Officer said, "The events of September 11th tested the limits of both our systems and survivors. ...
www.corporate-ir.net/ireye_redesign/ir_site.zhtml?ticker=espd&script=411&layout=0&item_id=294655

18.Jan.2007 [NYT] The story of Cantor Fitzgerald

By Wednesday, Cantor's London office, which employs more than 700 people, had become the firm's linchpin, led by Lee Amaitis, chief of Cantor's ... www.xent.com/pipermail/fork/2001-September/004151.html
18.Jan.2007 Litigation PR, Crisis Communications and Reputation Management ... ... stance in the litigation given that the claimant's case centred on his treatment at the hands of its top man in the UK - Lee Amaitis ,' she says. www.bell-yard.com/bell_yard_press06.php

18.Jan.2007 AUTOTOTE signs a contract worth $1 million with the French PMU - HTML-Version
Lee Amaitis, President and CEO of Cantor Index, said, “We are excited to be working with. Scientific Games, one of the leading totalisator companies in the ... www.scientificgames.com/sgcorp/pdf/press/press2004/07-27-04.pdf

18.Jan.2007 Harness Tracks of America & Thoroughbred Racing Associations Joint ...

Lee Amaitis, President of Cantor Index and Cantor Gaming Charles Champion, Chairman + CEO, Youbet.com

John Marshall, Executive Vice President, The Meadows ... hta.robertscomnet.com

SwapsWire - OTC Derivatives Trades ISDA-Confirmed Within Minutes ...

"We believe that our membership will be beneficial for our customers," said Lee Amaitis President + Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald ... www.swapswire.com/news/article29.htm

18.Jan.2007 Wall Street & Technology : TradeBook's Foley Joins eSpeed.

Foley will start his new job at eSpeed officially on Tuesday,

04.May 200- working with Howard W. Lutnick, chairman and CEO of eSpeed and Lee Amaitis, ... www.wstonline.com/news/trading/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=19205524

18.Jan.2007 Ascend Media Gaming Group ... resort casino operators in the world, to provide customers with an unparalleled online gaming experience," said Lee Amaitis, Cantor Gaming president. ...
www.ascendgaming.com/igwb/headline_detail.htm?id=6466

18.Jan.2007 Mobile Gaming Soon Available at Las Vegas Sands Casino | Casino News "We are excited to have entered into a long-term partnership with the Las Vegas Sands organization," said Cantor Gaming president Lee Amaitis. www.hollywoodpoker.com/green-room/poker-lifestyle/poker-news/mobile-gaming-sands-20060531.html

18.Jan.2007 reaching out to “forgotten children” annual review - HTML-Version
... working with local communities to provide education, healthcare + protection. trustees.

The Duchess of York. Sir Kerry St Johnston (Chair). Lee Amaitis ... www.childrenincrisis.org.uk/bkpage/files/cic_report_20023.pdf

18.Jan.2007 Bessere Rendite dank Hirnschaden? [Archiv] - Aktienboard.com

Einer ihrer Überväter ist Starbroker Lee Amaitis vom Handelshaus Cantor Fitzgerald.

Er sagt: „Die Jungs brennen und brennen und brennen ... www.aktienboard.com/vb/archive/index.php/t-90622.html
18.Jan.2007 Las Vegas Sands Furthers UK Efforts With Deal For Online Gaming ...

Lee Amaitis, President of Cantor Gaming said,

"I am delighted to have reached another agreement with Las Vegas Sands organization, one of the most ... www.askgamblers.com/news.php?id=213
18.Jan.2007 ESPD - eSpeed, Inc. - Google Finance

00.Sep.2001 Officer Since: Lee M. Amaitis >, Vice Chairman of the Board. Age: 56 Bio & Compensation - Reuters. Paul Saltzman >, Chief Operating Officer ... finance.google.com/finance?q=ESPD
18.Jan.2007 Department for Culture Media and Sport - Tessa Jowell and William ...

JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley,

Pfizer UK,

PriceWaterhouseCoopers,

Teradyne Inc,

Mr Lee Amaitis & Mr Howard Lutnick + it expects to receive many more. ... www.culture.gov.uk/Reference_library/Press_notices/archive_2003/Sept_11_memorial.htm
00.Sep.2003
Bullying Times enewsletter from Tim Field

Former Cantor Fitzgerald employee Steven Horkulak wins £1m damages for treatment by brokerage firm president Lee Amaitis that went "beyond what anyone ... www.bullyonline.org/news/sep03.htm
00.Jul.2003 Bullying Times enewsletter from Tim Field

Cantor Fitzgerald president Lee Amaitis admits he was an "obsessive compulsive" person who used to have an alcohol + drugs problem: ... www.bullyonline.org/news/jul03.htm
18.Jan.2007 Foreign Policy: Europe’s Class Act

He argued that company president and New York native Lee Amaitis had made workplace conditions so “intolerable” for him that he had to resign from the ... www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=199
00.Nov.2003 Orrick Employment Law Ticker -

He alleged that he was forced to resign by the treatment he received from Lee Amaitis, President + CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald International Group. www.orrick.com/fileupload/218.htm
Cameron Thomson: the pre-eminent provider of Outsourced Business ...

"Virtual Specialist is a powerful media tool that can enhance all sorts of events + programming," said Lee Amaitis, President + CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald ... www.cameronthomson.com/cantor.htm
18.Jan.2007 COMPANY NEWS; COURT CUTS AWARD CANTOR FITZGERALD MUST PAY BROKER ...

The broker, Steven Horkulak, sued his Brooklyn-born boss, Lee Amaitis, in a London court

00.000.---- -last year-, contending that Mr. Amaitis's regular use of foul ... query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A03EFDC173AF936A25753C1A9629C8B63

08.Aug.2001 Movie & TV News @ IMDb.com - Studio Briefing -

(Spread betting is illegal in the U.S.)

Lee Amaitis, president + CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald International, told Wired that the company also plans to start a ... www.imdb.com/news/sb/2001-08-08

11.Sep.2001 -after-

10.Sep.2002 .com - Worst-hit firm rebuilds

None of them will forget that day -- least of all Lee Amaitis, the CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald International.

"Everybody who was in the building was lost, archives.cnn.com/2002/BUSINESS/09/10/ar911.cantor.london/index.html

18.Jan.2007 G8 Gipfel 2007 Heiligendamm - George W. Bush Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten.

George W. Bush. Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten. Nachfolgend veröffentlichen wir die vom Weißen Haus herausgegebene ...
18.Jan.2007
Niederländisch, Nederlands - Informationen zur niederländischen ...

Toch is er nog geen enkele bezinning te bespeuren op de kansen.

... daß das gesamte Eis rund um den Nordpol im Spätsommer geschmolzen sein könnte. ... www.infos-fuer-alle.de/niederlaendisch/woordjes_klimaat-toerisme.html

18.Jan.2007 220403antiwarblogg I'm not a paranoid man by nature + this is a free country- ...

Harold Stanley (1908), founder Morgan Stanley, investment banker ...

Pierre Jay (1892), .." alfatomega.com/220403antiwarblogg.html
18.Jan.2007
Was andere sagen - Abstrakt, Zitate und Referenzen zu ...

Artificial Paranoia : a Computer Simulation of Paranoid Processes. www.worldaffairsjournal.com/contents.htm,

D. Guyatt, investment banker, London, UK; ... geisterbahn.yagii.de/reflexionen
18.Jan.2007
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,druck-460496,00.html

Der frühere US-Botschafter in Deutschland, der Demokrat Richard Holbrooke, rechnete in ungewöhnlich scharfer Form mit der bisherigen Leistung von US-Präsident George W. Bush ab.

Bush werde "ohne Zweifel" als der Kriegspräsident in die Geschichte eingehen. Bush habe "das Land in zwei Kriege geschickt, von denen er keinen beenden wird.

Dann haben wir ein riesiges Haushaltsdefizit und eine tief gespaltene Nation.

Das ist eine furchtbare Hinterlassenschaft", sagte Holbrooke der "Berliner Zeitung".
18.Jan.2007
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,druck-460496,00.html
"Konzentrieren wir uns auf Afghanistan und machen es richtig", sagte Clinton in einem anderen Interview dem Sender CBS.
18.Jan.2007 http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,druck-460496,00.html
Bushs Sprecher Tony Snow wies die Gesetzesvorlage und die Resolution zurück.

Dem Präsidenten + Oberbefehlshaber der Streitkräfte in Kriegszeiten die Hände zu binden sei ein "ziemlich extremer Schritt".
18.Jan.2007
Stiftung Warentest: Billigtinten sind gut und sparen Geld
18.Jan.2007
Razzien in Kolumbien: Fahnder finden 50 Millionen Dollar Drogengeld
18.Jan.2007 China: Fünf Jahre Knast für SMS- Gerüchte
18.Jan.2007 Esa- Rover: Mars- Mission verschiebt sich auf 2013
18.Jan.2007
Übernahmen: Allianz gibt Milliarden für Tochterunternehmen aus

18.Jan.2007 Kältewelle in Kalifornien: Schnee im Promi- Wohnort Malibu

18.Jan.2007 Neue Einnahmequelle: Regierung will Investmentfonds- Gewinne besteuern

18.Jan.2007 Irak- Politik: Demokraten wollen mit Resolution Bush- Partei spalten