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26.Jan.2007 http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,druck-462309,00.html

Die forschungspolitische Sprecherin der Grünen, Priska Hinz, kritisierte das Programm als "mageren Entwurf". Der Ansatz, stark auf "Technologien zur Lösung von unterschiedlichen Bedrohungslagen" zu setzen, greife zu kurz. Stattdessen solle man sich stärker mit den "Fragen der Ursachen" beschäftigen und die Präventionsforschung stärken. "

Manche Lücken sind nicht zu schließen
26.Jan.2007
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,druck-462309,00.html
Beim Technologiezentrum des Vereins Deutscher Ingenieure (VDI), das an dem Programm beteiligt ist, heißt es, die Initiative müsse noch mit Inhalten gefüllt werden.
26.Jan.2007 http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,druck-462309,00.html
Durch die Investition in eine Zukunftsbranche habe die Initiative eine "erhebliche Hebelwirkung", betont das Forschungsministerium.

In bestimmten Bereichen strebe man eine Technologieführerschaft an. Die Bundesregierung hofft auf 800 bis 1000 Arbeitsplätze, die unmittelbar durch das Programm entstehen sollen.
26.Jan.2007
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,druck-462309,00.html

Mit dem ersten " Programm zur zivilen Sicherheitsforschung" will Forschungsministerin Annette Schavan auf "neuentstandene Herausforderungen bei der Terror- und Kriminalitätsabwehr" reagieren.

Das Thema soll auch ein Schwerpunkt der deutschen Ratspräsidentschaft sein. Bis zum Jahr 2013 wird die EU eine Milliarde Euro für die Sicherheitsforschung bereitstellen.

Technik-Offensive droht ins Leere zu laufen
26.Jan.2007
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,druck-462309,00.html

Hamburg - Das Geschäft mit der Sicherheit ist ein Riesenmarkt: Geschätzte zehn Milliarden setzte die Branche allein in Deutschland im vergangenen Jahr um.

Nicht eingerechnet sind Policen der Versicherungen wie etwa die der Firma Extremus, die Unternehmen gegen Sach- und Betriebsunterbrechungsschäden versichert. Fachmessen für Sicherheit verzeichnen Rekordbesuche.
26.Jan.2007
Virus an Bord: Durchfall und Erbrechen auf der "Queen"
26.Jan.2007 Mord an irakischen Gefangenen: US- Soldat bekommt 18 Jahre Haft
26.Jan.2007 New Ice Age Theory - samzenpus 149+ - amigoro writes

"Most believe that the ice ages are the result of subtle changes in Earth's orbit, known as the Milankovitch cycles.

According to one scientist, that is not the case. Robert Ehrlich of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, has developed a model which hypothesizes a dimmer switch inside the sun that causes its brightness to rise + fall on timescales of around 100,000 or 41,000 years, exactly the same period as between ice ages on Earth.

The main problem with Milankovitch cycles is that they can't explain how the ice ages go from 100,000 year cycle to 41,000 year cycle.

The cycles predicted by Ehlrich's model line up with the observations."
26.Jan.2007
XonTech, Inc. - 911 Truth Archive XonTech will be integrated into Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems sector headquartered in ... CIA/ISI Involvement & Complicity · Common Sense Connections ... 911truth.wetpaint.com/page/XonTech,+Inc.
XonTech, Inc. - Page History - 911 Truth Archive XonTech will be integrated into Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems sector ... Chomsky, Naom; Chossudovsky, Michel; CIA ; Clark, Richard; Clark, Vern E. 911truth.wetpaint.com/page/XonTech,+Inc./diff/1,2
20050615 Jun.2005 Xontech, Inc. News San Diego/Orange County Local Daily Tech News source.

Qaed Salim Sinan al Harethi aka Abu Ali, that was killed by the CIA . alfatomega.com/20050615.html
PassengersDoD Yamnicky is a lifetime CIA operative that works for Veridian as an aerospace ...

Leonard Taylor – of Reston, Va. was a technical manager at XonTech Inc., . 911exposed.org/PassengersDoD.htm
Jeff's Job Links Intelligence/Defense CIA · Logicon · NSA · XonTech, Academia * AIP Academic Jobs Updated daily University of Iowa. Search Engines * America's Job Bank ... raptor.physics.wisc.edu/bios/myjobs.html
Physics911 Public Site John Sammartino and Leonard Taylor worked at Xontech (missile defense), ...

He started as a country analyst in the Central Intelligence Agency ( CIA ) and ... physics911.net/olmsted.htm
The Webfairy -- [cia-drugs] No Arabs on Flight 77: Part II -The ... Intelligence Agency ( CIA ) + ended his career as the ... John Sammartino + Leonard Taylor worked at Xontech (missile defense), another company connected ... thewebfairy.com/911/cia-drugs/Msg02813.html
Propaganda, Torture + the CIA -- pt. 2 - Page 12 ... Page 12-Propaganda, Torture + the CIA -- pt. 2 IWDN Social Club. ... John Sammartino and Leonard Taylor worked at Xontech (missile defense), www.iwdn.net/showthread.php?t=3503&page=12
Global Network - Space Alert Newsletter #13 Scarcely a year later, CIA analysts were saying something entirely different. ... representatives from the Pentagon and aerospace contractor, Xontech, ... www.space4peace.org/newsletter/gnnews13.htm
American Airlines, AA Flight 77, Sept. 11, 2001, Pentagon Leonard Taylor, 44, Reston, Va., technical group manager, XonTech Inc. ... the FBI or Secret Service if not the CIA or law enforcement have been hidden and ... www.sadnews.net/CTZ/0Mem/20010911/AA77-2001.htm
Cam Engine Blog ... 44, Reston, Va., technical group manager, XonTech Inc. SANDRA TEAGUE, 31, ... Have we used the CIA to kill a president? Have we protected terrorists in ... www.camengine.net/Blog
Physics911 Public Site - View as HTML
John Sammartino and Leonard Taylor worked at Xontech (missile defense), ... the Central Intelligence Agency ( CIA ) + ended his career as the senior ... physics911.ca/pdf/2004/olmsted_no_arabs.pdf
Propaganda, Torture + the CIA -- pt. 2 - Page 12 ... but it list a "who's who" of high level connections to the CIA, DARPA, ... John Sammartino and Leonard Taylor worked at Xontech (missile defense), ... bumblebee.equentityhost.com/~iwdn/showthread.php?t=3503&page=12
GlobalFreePress- Dep. INN - News Curtis might know, that many bloggers call this phantom group Al- CIA -duh. ... XonTech, a firm specializing in sensor technologies for defense + industry ... inn.globalfreepress.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=900
Fantastic Forum - Bring All Your Best 9/11 Evidence Here

The CIA has already released an estimated 1.25 million pages of documents about ... John Sammartino + Leonard Taylor worked at Xontech (missile defense), .
portland imc - 2003.12.03 - WTC1 9-11 plane had BRIGHT FLASH ...

One is a lifetime CIA operative who works for veridian as an aerospace engineer, ... John Sammartino, 37, an engineer at XonTech Inc. in Rosslyn, ... portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/12/275927.shtml
Progressive Independent - Viewing message

He was a Technical Manager for XonTech (Arlington), a defense contractor and ... Fisher, Potomac Md, Worked at the Pentagon for CIA enmeshed Booze + ...
StarBoyz Forums - 911 ... 44, Reston, Va., technical group manager, XonTech Inc. ... cia agents bankers and more are all blowing the whistle on 911 at ground zero! www.starboyz.com/vboard/printthread.php?s=b071687601a24d27bf8dfc456848424d&threadid=11391&perpage=64
Svart September - på vei mot oppklaring? Disse ender opp med å fordømme Bush-regjeringen og CIA og militære menn, ...

Videre: John Sammartino og Leonard Taylor arbeidet med rakettforsvar i Xontech, ... www.solkorset.org/politikk/NVO/sep11A.htm
Truth Diamond: Interesting Passangers of Flight 77 lifetime CIA operative who works for veridian as an aerospace engineer,Yamnicky ... at XonTech, a research and development firm involved in defense issues. ... truthdiamond.blogspot.com/2004/11/interesting-passangers-of-flight-77.html
I know what happened to flight 77 - OLDIE BUT GOODIE *LINK*

One is a lifetime CIA operative who works for veridian as an aerospace engineer, ... at XonTech, a research and development firm involved in defense issues. www.bbsradio.com/cgi-bin/webbbs/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/1540
TECHEXPO client list ... CHUBB GROUP OF INSURANCE COMPANIES; CI Software; CIA - Recruitment Center ... Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, MDD Xontech ; Northrop Grumman Ship ... www.techexpousa.com/emp_client_list.cfm
Autopsy: No Arabs on Flight 77 in the Central Intelligence Agency ( CIA ) and ended his career as the ... John Sammartino and Leonard Taylor worked at Xontech (missile ... www.apfn.net/messageboard/03-24-05/discussion.cgi.140.html
Sierra Times No Arabs on Flight 77: Part II -The Passengers Wed ... He started as a country analyst in the Central Intelligence Agency ( CIA ) and ... John Sammartino and Leonard Taylor worked at Xontech (missile defense), ... www.apfn.net/messageboard/12-18-06/discussion.cgi.126.html
Companies coming to USC for recruitment CIA Chevron Products Company Cisco Systems City of Los Angeles, Engineering ...

URS Corporation Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation Wind River Systems Xontech ... www.gaurang.org/aboutUSC/jobcompanies.html
Conspiracy Central :: View topic - Flt. 77 passenger list John Sammartino, Technical Manager of XonTech Inc. Todd Reuben, Washington DC attorney.

Did the CIA go snag her up and take here to saftey? control-alt-delete.ca/v-web/bulletin/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9719&sid=653904d30e0af158b3a85a57f106a45d
11 settembre: non c'erano arabi sull'aereo 77 ... tutti dai servizi segreti: da Richard Kerr ex vicedirettore della Cia, ... anch’essi a bordo del tragico volo, lavoravano per la Xontech, un’altra ... www.disinformazione.it/volo77.htm (911 ... . Able Danger CIA (2006/9/11 ... 46:John Sammartino XonTech www.mypress.jp/v2_writers/hirosan/story/?story_id=1484658
Webmaster forums, message board, Website help, Website reviews ... Leonard Taylor, 44, Reston, Va., technical group manager, XonTech Inc.

Not Jews, not the CIA .

It is Muslim terrorists that have declared war on us. www.geniusshack.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1791&sid=27a93c4fb1245cccb8188e444ad11c0e
The Anomalies Network Forums: The Coming Terrorist Attack Leonard Taylor, 44, Reston, Va., technical group manager, XonTech Inc.

The CIA, bush senior appointed afgan man didn't do the deeds he was said to have ... communities.anomalies.net/forum/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/190427/page/23/fpart/89
Autopsy: No Arabs on Flight 77 - Page 11 - What Pisses You Off ... list a "who's who" of high level connections to the CIA, DARPA + NSA.

John Sammartino and Leonard Taylor worked at Xontech (missile defense), .... whatpissesyouoff.com/bbs/showthread.php?t=4208&page=11
Cannabis Culture Forums: Re: Mr Hand Leonard Taylor, 44, Reston, Va., technical group manager, XonTech Inc.

Key player CIA asset! davidmalmolevine, Sun Aug 20 2006 08:12 PM
Cannabis Culture Forums: 9/11 ON TRIAL Some say actual terrorists guided and paid for by the CIA .

Leonard Taylor, 44, Reston, Va., technical group manager, XonTech Inc.

Nonsai il portale della disinformazione ... paiono provenire tutti dai servizi segreti: da Richard Kerr ex vicedirettore della Cia, ... lavoravano per la Xontech, un’altra compagnia missilistica, ... www.nonsai.it/public/nonsai/src/approfondimento.asp?id=91&argomento=DaGrandi
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS BARBRA OLSON? (Updated)

The Pentagon was so tightly cordoned by the FBI CIA FEMA ETC that NO ONE could ... at XonTech, a research and development firm involved in defense issues. ... www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/archive.cgi?read=28974
RGJ.com - CIA officer is first US combat casualty - 11/29/2001 ... Leonard Taylor, 44, Reston, Va., technical group manager, XonTech Inc. ... www.rgj.com/news/stories/news/1004047400.php
Partial Lists Of Terror Victims - CBS News Leonard Taylor, 44, Reston, Va., technical group manager, XonTech Inc. ... Armitage On CIA Leak: 'I Screwed Up' • CBS TV News Affiliates ... wwwimage.cbsnews.com/stories/2001/09/12/national/main310935.shtml
vs Pentagon attack. fake? [Archive] - SOT Syndicate John Sammartino, 37, Annandale, Va., technical manager, XonTech Inc. ... Leonard Taylor, 44, Reston, Va., technical group manager, XonTech Inc. ... www.sotsyndicate.com/archive/index.php/t-688.html
passengers ... but it list a "who's who" of high level connections to the CIA, DARPA, ... A technical manager for XonTech Inc. On

24.Jul.2003 Northrop Grumman ... www.osamawasframed.com/passengers.html
Forum - Index.hr uhvacen u lazi, ali ne posustaje, kao sto sam ti reko, tipican cia amerikanac :P ... Flight 77, Leonard Taylor, A technical manager for XonTechwww.index.hr/forum/default.aspx?q=t& idf=5&idt=116957&sp=9057690
Who Killed John O'Neill part III Xontech #1 (Boeing #4) - Flight 11: John Sammartino, of Annandale, Va. near CIA's Langley and the Pentagon.) He was a Technical Manager for XonTech ... www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=125x97987
The Telegraph Forums :: View topic - 31 Anomalies of 9/11 John Sammartino and Leonard Taylor worked at Xontech (missile defense), ... The CIA was keeping an eye on the men after the two had attended an al Qaeda ... forum.nashuatelegraph.com/viewtopic.php?t=99& start=15&sid=8dd9cfc13635edaea7de08dfe2fdea52
Hidden in Plane Sight Q&A session with CIA Analyst Stephen Pelletiere ... a technical manager, XonTech Inc. a technical group manager, XonTech Inc. ... cassiopaea.xmystic.com/cass/hidden.htm
Obsidian Forum Community -> 9-11 documentary ... people who SHOULD be investigating this have(FBI CIA etcetc) it takes longer. ... John Sammartino, 37, of Annandale, VA, a technical manager for XonTech ... forums.obsidianent.com/index.php?showtopic=20396&st=15
Autopsy: No Arabs on Flight 77 According to a law enforcement source, the CIA transmitted the information about ... Leonard Taylor, 44, Reston, Va., technical group manager, XonTech Inc. ... www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/980630/posts
Latest List Of Victims - News - TheDenverChannel.com | KMGH ... LEONARD TAYLOR, 44, Reston, Va., technical group manager, XonTech Inc.

CIA Agent Steals 1074 Pairs Of Panties. Cyber Terror Attack? www.thedenverchannel.com/news/957259/detail.html
Latest List Of Victims - News - TheMilwaukeeChannel.com | WISN ...

LEONARD TAYLOR, 44, Reston, Va., technical group manager, XonTech Inc. ... Thrill-Seekers: Help Wanted At CIA . Girl Stabs Classmate With Metal Comb ... www.themilwaukeechannel.com/news/957259/detail.html
Battlefield.no > 9/11: Pentagon og WTC Leonard Taylor, 44, Reston, Va., technical group manager, XonTech Inc. ... er det flyselskapet som gir ut denne listen, ikke CIA . www.battlefield.no/forum/lofiversion/index.php/t17537-150.html
9-11: GLI INSOLITI PASSEGGERI DEL VOLO AA77 : Italy imc John Sammartino, 37 anni, manager della XonTech Inc. ... operazione "aereo contro edificio" c ' era un certo Fulton uomo della CIA . secondo la ricerca dell. italy.indymedia.org/news/2006/05/1079582_comment.php
??? ... 46:John Sammartino· XonTech . Able Danger:??? CIA ?? 06?09?15? ... blog.mypress.jp/i/story.php?writer_id=hirosan&story_id=1484658
GHartstudents.htm How many CIA agents and Green Berets, after 'retiring,' wander off to ... He was a Technical Manager for XonTech (Arlington), a defense contractor and ... www.proparanoid.net/ghartstudents.htm
Talk:Northrop Grumman/Temp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

00.000.2003 XonTech + Illgen Simulation Technologies joined the sector.

00.000.1990 -in the s.- William O. Studeman, was the deputy director of the CIA en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_Grumman/Temp
Raytheon Group Mulls Predator UAVs For NATO Radar System ... which first gained fame when the CIA used it to attack an al- Qaida convoy.

Northrop Grumman Buys Completes Buyout Of Xontech To Boost Missile ... www.spacewar.com/reports/Raytheon_Group_Mulls_Predator_UAVs_For_NATO_Radar_System.html
VSArena Forums - Moon Landing a Farce? ... Leonard Taylor, 44, Reston, Va., technical group manager, XonTech Inc.

It is not surprising that the CIA + millitary intellegence comes up with ... www.vsarena.com/forums/printthread.php?t=1283&pp=40
Tiscali Forums - Flight 77 - The game is up.

Taylor 44 Reston, Va. technical group manager XonTech Inc. Sandra D. ... Nought. You'd probably find a CIA hit-squad in your bedroom! ... www.tiscali.co.uk/forums/showthread. php?t=32127&goto=nextnewest
Killing Your Old Identity For The New (Loose Change Forum)

Once fully inaugurated into the CIA + accepted into the ranks of the most ... John Sammartino + Leonard Taylor worked at Xontech (missile defense), ... s10.invisionfree.com/Loose_Change_Forum/ar/t8.htm
Loose Change Website - Version 2.0

Killing Your Old Identity For The New, After full induction to the CIA ... John Sammartino and Leonard Taylor worked at Xontech (missile defense), ... s10.invisionfree.com/Loose_ Change_Forum/index.php?showtopic=8
Flight 77 Passengers (Loose Change Forum) staffed by military + CIA personnel) is not yet clear, but one thing ... John Sammartino + Leonard Taylor worked at Xontech (missile defense), ... s15.invisionfree.com/Loose_Change_Forum/ar/t4550.htm
This Is The One Thing That Weakens The Truth. (Loose Change Forum) ... aircraft belonging to a CIA proprietary organization in the Miami area.

John Sammartino and Leonard Taylor worked at Xontech (missile defense), ... s15.invisionfree.com/Loose_Change_Forum/ar/t6109.htm
Pilots For Truth -> 911 Passenger List Oddity Leonard Taylor, 44, Reston, Va., technical group manager, XonTech Inc.

Pensions and insurance had to be somehow covered + the CIA ran its own ... z9.invisionfree.com/Pilots_For_Truth/index.php?showtopic=790
9/11 Oddities Discussion Board :: Search

For example, the CIA plots to overthrow the governments of Iran (See: Operation ... John Sammartino and Leonard Taylor worked at Xontech (missile defense), ... 911oddities.forumwise.com/search.php?search_author=Sureshot
11.Sep.2001 Who was really flying those planes ? THE DANCING ISRAELIS ...

page, but it list a "who's who" of high level connections to the CIA, > > DARPA, ... John Sammartino and Leonard Taylor worked at Xontech (missile ... 1-fb.com/showthread.php?t=34727&page=4
11 settembre RETELIBERA.COM 8 – Come mai l’Fbi e la Cia sono stati in grado di divulgare i nomi dei ... lavoravano per la Xontech, un’altra compagnia missilistica, legata alla Boeing. ... www.retelibera.com/444
9/11 Conspiracy: Olmsted: No Arabs on Flight 77 When Bob Baer was with the CIA counter-terrorism task force, hewas one of only ... John Sammartino and Leonard Taylor worked at Xontech (missile defense), ... discuss.agonist.org/smf/index.php?PHPSESSID=1d7722f6ff4d5e066cbe76f5353a542d&topic=7010.msg89706
Oral History Interview with Robert S. Cooper - View as HTML ... and started a company out in California called Xontech which is still an existing company and it ... He was a CIA director and is now a fellow at one ... www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=91
Maria Sciple & Maddy Zamora, thank you for serving! : www ... System - Homeland Security – CDC - FEMA - FBICIA - *US Embassy Manila ... Raytheon - RSIS - SAIC - Shomo - SRS - Titan - Xontech - ZelTech - Ciber ... paulinians.homestead.com/files/serve.htm
Faith Freedom International :: View topic - No Muslims Involved in ... Muslims are innocent and CIA planned all these attacks. ... •Leonard Taylor, 44, Reston, Va., technical group manager, XonTech Inc. ... www.faithfreedom.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6501& view=previous&sid=40d9f761d152ee30445b56e55be0ed12
911 Skeptics Unite Interestingly, one section of the CIA has secretly moved as many as a dozen ... XonTech, a firm specializing in sensor technologies for defense and industry ... 911skeptics.blogspot.com/2004_10_01_archive.html
Don Reed — Emile Reed : ZoomInfo Business People Information

Reed, Earl, XonTech Inc, XonTech Incorporated Huntsville Branch Mgr Mr Earl ... the CIA in the past two years through the university, says Elizabeth Reed, . www.zoominfo.com/people/level2page33029.aspx
OCRed document 1446 Vista CIa ridod. La Jolla CA 92037. (858) 459-8305 (24 hrs) ...ieeexplore.ieee.org/iel5/74/21101/x0519574.pdf
ASIC Expiry Dates - Planes, gliders and flying in Australia ...

John Sammartino + Leonard Taylor worked at Xontech (missile defense), ... Central Intelligence Agency ( CIA ) and ended his career as the senior ... www.airtalk.org/image-vp624328.html
Informazione Richard Kerr ex vicedirettore della Cia, a William Schneider, già ... lavoravano per la Xontech, un'altra compagnia missilistica, legata alla Boeing. ... salvocarrozzo.splinder.com/?from=30
OS # Company Will Expire 458271 ACC PMS/XRT Oct-04 462689 Advance ... 451265, CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), Feb-04 ... 629845, Xontech Inc. (Northrup Grumman),

00.Dec.2003 . Corporate Memberships. 626129, Bearing Point Inc. ... intranet.ncmahq.org/.../2g-Organization%20and%20Corporate%20Memberships%20Info.htm
Top Literature - Northrop Grumman/Temp 00.000.2003, XonTech and Illgen Simulation Technologies joined the sector. ... Studeman, was the deputy director of the CIA in the 1990s. ... encyclopedia.topliterature.com/?title=Northrop_Grumman/Temp
Sep 11......info 6 [Archive] - Hip Hop World John Sammartino and Leonard Taylor worked at Xontech (missile defense), ...

Service Regional Council ("IRS") + the Central Intelligence Agency (" CIA "). www.hip-hop-world.com/archive/index.php/t-25466.html
Politics Canada Forum - Alex Jones/Charlie Sheen agree on 911 ... John Sammartino and Leonard Taylor worked at Xontech (missile defense), ...

How many ex CIA, FBI, cops, etc have come forward to say that the USA sponsors ... www.canadawebpages.com/pc-forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5226&whichpage=59
Max Loda..... - Politica OnLine Forum 8 – Come mai l’Fbi e la Cia sono stati in grado di divulgare i nomi dei ... lavoravano per la Xontech, un’altra compagnia missilistica, legata alla Boeing. www.politicaonline.net/forum/showthread.php?t=259686&referrerid=10150
Politica OnLine Forum - Guarda post singolo - Qual è l'obiettivo ... tutti dai servizi segreti: da Richard Kerr ex vicedirettore della Cia, ... lavoravano per la Xontech, un’altra compagnia missilistica legata alla Boeing ... www.politicaonline.net/forum/showpost.php?p=2010703&postcount=286
Peak Oil News & Message Boards Forums >> Post 239690 >> Re ... John Sammartino + Leonard Taylor worked at Xontech (missile defense), ... 9/11 through a CIA bank in Frankfurt were never touched by the SEC is proof that ... www.peakoil.com/post239690.html
Physics911 Public Site John Sammartino and Leonard Taylor worked at Xontech (missile defense), ...

He started as a country analyst the Central Intelligence Agency ( CIA ) + ended ... nsa-intelligence.combined-intelligence-review.info/physics911-public-site-908841
9/11 videos - Page 59 - Talkgold HYIP Investment Forum John Sammartino, Technical Manager of XonTech Inc. ...

00.000.1977 Ruppert was forced out of the LAPD, when he exposed evidence of drug trafficking by the CIA . www.talkgold.com/forum/showthread.php?t=69375&page=59
It's Happening Global Discussion Forum - Pentagon Crash Link Boeing, Navy, EM, Xontech, Vreedenberg Corp, Veridian. ... but it list a "who's who" of high level connections to the CIA, DARPA + NSA. ... afghanistanwar.com/showthread. php?t=58219&page=3&pp=15
Twin Towers : un avion est-il tombé sur le Pentagone? Conspiration ... Il en reste donc 146 autres. Tous des agents de la CIA ?

Technical Manager for XonTech, boîte qui bosse, entre autres, pour le département de la défense. forum.hardware.fr/hfr/Discussions/Actualite/towers-pentagone-conspiration-sujet_4281_220.htm
11.Sep.2001 passeggeri 11 settembre|berluska| cia ... bordo del tragico volo, lavoravano per la Xontech, un’altra compagnia missilistica, legata alla Boeing. www.pummarulella.org/11_settembre_liste_passeggeri.htm
Bill Lawrence (III) - CyberSearch - CybersMusic.com Part III: Original October Surprise Bill Colby, Bush’s predecessor as CIA director, ... Wright, Lawrence XonTech, Inc. Zackheim, Dov Zamparini, Gabriele . www.cybersmusic.com/cybersearch.php?a=Bill+Lawrence+(III)
[PPT]
2001 HRTC meeting File Format: Microsoft Powerpoint - View as HTML Weapon System Effectiveness (1) James Atwater/XONTECH ... Booze Allen Hamilton – 1; CIA – 1; Draper Labs -1; John Hopkins APL – 1; Georgia Tech – 1 ... www.aiaa.org/tc/mis/minutes/Apr2005@MDA_MSTC_Minutes.ppt
Autopsy: No Arabs on Flight 77 - Page 10 - What Pisses You Off ... it list a "who's who" of high level connections to the CIA, DARPA + NSA.

John Sammartino and Leonard Taylor worked at Xontech (missile defense), ... bbs.whatpissesyouoff.com/showthread.php?t=4208&page=10
?? - View as HTML He started as a country analyst in the Central Intelligence Agency ( CIA ) +

Xontech (missile defense), another company connected to the intelligence ... vip.think-aboutit.com/e107_plugins/pdf/pdf.php?plugin:content.157
9/11Pentagon video to be released today - Page 13 - Military Photos ... CIA, mi5, mi6, FEMA etc etc), other government documents(northwoods, gladio etc), ...

A technical manager for XonTech, an Arlington, Va., ... www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=81236&page=13
Bush
_Team_Member_Says_WTC_Collapse_Likely_A_Controlled_Demolition?page=28&sort=_created_dt&dir=ASC">Former Bush Team Member Says WTC Collapse Likely A Controlled ...

John Sammartino and Leonard Taylor worked at Xontech (missile defense), ... false-flag terrorism” designed by rogue CIA elements “to start the war of ...
Who was really flying those planes on Sep 11? THE DANCING ISRAELIS

August to alert the FBI and CIA to the existence of a cell of as many ... John Sammartino + Leonard Taylor worked at Xontech (missile defense),

www.aviationkb.com/.../au-aviation/4641/Who-was-really-flying-those-planes-on-Sep-11-THE-DANCING-ISRAELIS

ahya.org :: View topic - Mujaddadi Ulama ? can they be Kullabites ...

Nuh Keller is on the Zionist Mossad or CIA/FBI's payroll.

He has been trained by his Kuffar masters to destroy Islam by linking it to Terrorism. ... www.siratemustaqeem.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=2777&sid=b7893e9ffddc485181b890c64b9899a6
Ma tu guarda.. ... paiono provenire tutti dai servizi segreti: da Richard Kerr ex vicedirettore della Cia, ... lavoravano per la Xontech, un'altra compagnia missilistica, ...
Più a destra della destra..Attila ... lavoravano per la Xontech, un'altra compagnia missilistica, legata alla Boeing. ... 2)"Russia says kills chechen rebel with links to Cia ". www.bloggers.it/Attila/index.cfm?blogaction=archive&file=blog_3_2005.xml
il Cannocchiale - Blog area vicedirettore della Cia, a William Schneider, già sottosegretario di Stato per ... lavoravano per la Xontech, un'altra compagnia missilistica, ... souza.ilcannocchiale.it/default.asp?id_blogdoc=460082
dolomedia - reloadead - Non c'erano arabi a bordo dell'aereo che ... paiono provenire tutti dai servizi segreti: da Richard Kerr ex vicedirettore della Cia, ... lavoravano per la Xontech, un?altra compagnia missilistica, ... www.dolomedia.org/modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=478
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Richard Kerr ex vicedirettore della Cia, a William Schneider, già sottosegretario di Stato ... tragico volo, lavoravano per la Xontech, un'altra compagnia ... www.censurati.it/?q=node/2874
Stefano Ambrosini, Ambro7, ambro, Fasano, Brescia, Weblog ... lavoravano per la Xontech, un’altra compagnia missilistica, ... cia -gate - parola di santanché - un fiume contro la moratti. an provoca, tensioni dentro ... www.ambro7.com/old_blog/index.php?p=406&c=1
Popoblog, Fatti Misfatti Verità Nascoste John Sammartino e Leonard Taylor, lavoravano per la Xontech, un'altra compagnia ... Tutto ha inizio quando Bush viene nominato direttore della CIA, ... popoblog.splinder.com/archive/2005-08?from=17
9-11 Loose Change - Documentary - CRAZY must see [Archive ... you seriously think the cia infiltrated aljazeera news and faked the video? John Sammartino + Leonard Taylor worked at Xontech (missile defense), ... www.webhostingtalk.com/archive/index.php/t-495813.html

20041012 Stinnes, Hugo ohne dessen entscheidende Tatkraft Deutschland in jenem Winter wohl sicher ...

Okt.2004 Europäische Union : Parlament lehnt Justizkommissar ab ... alfatomega.com/20041012.html

adrivo.com > Forum Die Aga wurde damals dem Konzern von Hugo Stinnes angegliedert, ... die nach dem 1926 erfolgten Zusammenbruch von Falcon die Röhr Automobilwerke AG, ...
20050720 -Rath, MD The Deutsche Bank files about the Nazi connection of Hoechst, Bayer + BASF force us to re-write the history of WWII. + the . ... alfatomega.com/20050720.html
220403antiwarblogg

00.000.1879 terrorism was invented in Lipesk -But is it really true that- ? And is terrorism really the absolute monopoly of the KGB? alfatomega.com/220403antiwarblogg.html
26.Jan.2007
Adenauer-Regierung und CIA deckten Nazi-Verbrecher Adolf Eichmann

00.Mai 1960 von Agenten des israelischen Geheimdienstes Mossad aus Argentinien ...

Selbst nach Eichmanns Enttarnung habe die CIA noch Druck auf Journalisten ... www.wsws.org/de/2006/jun2006/eich-j28.shtml
26.Jan.2007 Geschichte Der Ruf des Mossad ist in den vergangenen Jahren jedoch durch Pannen und ...

Der Agent Pollard hatte bis zu seiner Enttarnung jahrelang bei der US-Marine ... www.kritische-stimme.de/Geschichte.htm

26.Jan.2007 Untitled Allianz-Geschichte . An einem Dreizehnten, nämlich am

13.Jan.1890 wurde die Genehmigungsurkunde für die damals in Berlin ansässige "Allianz Versicherung - ... www.versicherungsreform.de/Dokumente/PDF/Unwesen.pdf
26.Jan.2007 Allianz - Geschichte der Allianz Das Firmenhistorische Archiv bietet im "Haus der Allianz Geschichte " Raum für unternehmensgeschichtliche Arbeit, Ausstellungen und Veranstaltungen. www.adam-global.com/azcom/dp/cda/0,,98065-49,00.html
26.Jan.2007 20041105 Für den früheren Clinton-Berater ist die transatlantische Allianz Geschichte : "Die Welt ist im Ausnahmezustand, aber das ist irrelevant. alfatomega.com/20041105.html
26.Jan.2007
This Day in History 1968 10000 demonstrators against US in Vietnam War in West -Berlin ... 1922 Soviet Union organized as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR ... thisdayinhistory.blogspot.com/
25.Jan.2007 http://representativepress.blogspot.com/ The Gorilla in the Room is US Support for Israel.
25.Jan.2007 Legislative Notice - View as HTML

The Sonora cartel operates in northern central Mexico, with main trafficking routes. through the Arizona border. Mexican Cartel Activities in the United ... rpc.senate.gov/_files/32498MexicanDrugs.pdf
25.Jan.2007 http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,druck-456809,00.html Doch kaum ein Mittel war so wirkungsvoll wie das Feuer.
25.Jan.2007 http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,druck-456809,00.html Die Toxine wurden von Bogenschützen eingesetzt, aber auch - als erstes Massenvernichtungsmittel - von Brunnenvergiftern. So berichtet Pausanias, dass der griechische Stratege Solon im Jahr 600 v. Chr. bei der Belagerung der Festung Kirrha einen Bach mit Nieswurz vergiften ließ, deren Wirkung Plinius der Ältere (23-79 n. Chr.) beschrieb: "Die vielen Farben des Erbrochenen sind erschreckend und machen Angst, sich den eigenen Stuhlgang anzuschauen."
25.Jan.2007
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,druck-456809,00.html Wahrscheinlich warf man schon in der Steinzeit Bienen- oder Wespennester in die Höhlen der anderen.
25.Jan.2007 http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,druck-456809,00.html In der Antike gehörte Wein zu den simpelsten Waffen der Massenvernichtung - insbesondere im Kampf gegen die Barbaren.

Wie der Schriftsteller Polyainos im 2. Jahrhundert n. Chr. vermerkte, nutzten auch die Strategen des Römischen Reichs etwa den "von Natur aus maßlosen" Hang der Kelten zum Wein.

Sobald sie besoffen am Boden lagen, "kamen die Römer + hackten sie in Stücke".
25.Jan.2007
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,druck-456809,00.html Bienenkatapulte, Giftangriffe, Flammenwerfer: Schon im Altertum griffen perfide Feldherren zu fatal wirksamen Mitteln, um den Gegner zu verwirren, zu schwächen, zu dezimieren. Historiker kennen eine Fülle dieser ältesten Massenvernichtungswaffen.
25.Jan.2007
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,druck-462187,00.html "Das ist eine der Schlüsseltechnologien der Zukunft", so Hymes.
25.Jan.2007 http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,druck-462187,00.html Die Entwicklungsfirma Raytheon nennt den Prototypen "Silent Guardian" ("Stiller Wächter") und hofft bei Verkäufen ins Ausland auf Milliardengewinne.
25.Jan.2007 http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,druck-462187,00.html Vertreter der US-Armee verteilten dagegen bei der Waffenpräsentation Dokumente, denen zufolge mehr als 10.000 Menschen während der Tests den Mikrowellen ausgesetzt waren. Während der fortgeschrittenen Entwicklungsphase in den vergangenen fünf Jahren sei es zu keinen Verletzungen gekommen, die medizinischer Behandlung bedurft hätten.

Offen blieb jedoch, ob Menschen auch längerer Zeit der schmerzhaften Strahlung ausgesetzt waren.
25.Jan.2007
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,druck-462187,00.html "Unter Hitzeeinwirkungen dehnen sich das Kammerwasser und der Glaskörper des Auges aus", sagte Olaf Strauß, Augenheilkundler an der Uniklinik Hamburg-Eppendorf, bei Bekanntwerden des "Projekts Sheriff" zu SPIEGEL ONLINE. Das Resultat seien die gleichen Symptome wie bei einem akuten Grünen Star:

Der erhöhte Innendruck presst die Blutgefäße des Auges weg, schädigt den Sehnerv und kann zur Erblindung führen. "Bei einem akuten Glaukom sieht das Auge furchtbar aus", sagte Strauß.
25.Jan.2007
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,druck-462187,00.html Eigentlich müsste der "Sheriff" schon längst im Irak für Ruhe und Ordnung sorgen, wären die Pläne des US-Militärs wahr geworden.

Ihnen zufolge

00.Jul.2005 sollte das "Active Denial System" - auch "Projekt Sheriff" genannt - im an die Truppen im umkämpften Zweistromland ausgeliefert werden.

Doch erst jetzt hat das US-Militär erstmals eine funktionsfähige Version der Waffe vorgestellt, die nun spätestens

00.000.2010 zum Einsatz kommen soll.
25.Jan.2007
Bespitzelung in Frankreich: Sarkozy gerät ins Zwielicht
25.Jan.2007 Bagdad: Iraks Vizepräsident nennt US- Invasion idiotisch
25.Jan.2007 Mordverdacht: Ku- Klux- Klan- Anhänger 43 Jahre nach Tat verhaftet
25.Jan.2007 Sicherheitsforschung: Mit High- Tech gegen Terroristen

25.Jan.2007 US- Investmentbank- Chef: Der 47- Millionen- Dollar- Mann

25.Jan.2007 Zeckenbisse: Zahl der Hirnentzündungen steigt rasant
25.Jan.2007 Greenpeace- Studie: Öko- Energie soll Klimakollaps abwenden
25.Jan.2007
Tarifrunde: IG Metall fordert mindestens 6,5 Prozent mehr Gehalt

25.Jan.2007 Video- Überwachung: "Wir haben Sie auf dem Schirm"
25.Jan.2007 Israelisches Parlament: Katsav darf sein Amt ruhen lassen
25.Jan.2007 Briefkastenfirmen: Dubiose Siemens- Verträge reichen bis in frühe achtziger Jahre zurück
25.Jan.2007 Dreister Ideenklau: Chinesische Produktpiraten melden Anspruch auf deutsches Firmenlogo an

25.Jan.2007 Verzweifelte Fluchtpläne: Briefe von Anne Franks Vater entdeckt
25.Jan.2007 Rekordverlust: Ford verbucht Minus von 12,7 Milliarden Dollar
25.Jan.2007 Strahlenwaffe: US- Militär stellt Mikrowellen- Kanone vor
25.Jan.2007
Gifte und Insekten: Die Massenvernichtungswaffen der Antike
25.Jan.2007 Prozess gegen Saddam- Vize Ramadan: Richter tobt im Gerichtssaal
25.Jan.2007 Handys: Nokia steigert Gewinn um fast ein Fünftel

25.Jan.2007 Discounter: Lidl leidet unter Managerschwund
25.Jan.2007 Konsumklima: Steuerschock schlägt auf die Stimmung

25.Jan.2007 Queen Elisabeth 2: Hunderte erkranken auf Luxuskreuzer
25.Jan.2007 RAF- Gnadendebatte: "Reue wäre nur ein Lippenbekenntnis"
25.Jan.2007
Hartz- Prozess: "Das ist viel zu milde"

25.Jan.2007 ifo- Daten: Geschäftsklima- Index fällt überraschend
25.Jan.2007 Heute in den Feuilletons: "Die Weisheit des Kollektivs"

25.Jan.2007 Knochen- Schatzkammer: Höhle verschluckte Vorzeit- Tiere
25.Jan.2007 Reklame- Wahnsinn: Die Stadt der wuchernden Werbetafeln
25.Jan.2007 Angst vor Überhitzung: Chinas Wirtschaft wächst um mehr als zehn Prozent
25.Jan.2007
Rote Armee Fraktion: Witwe von RAF- Opfer fordert Bedingungen für Begnadigung Klars
25.Jan.2007
Wintereinbruch: Schneechaos im Süden - Eisglätte im Norden
25.Jan.2007 Sexskandal: Katsav wütet ohne Maß
25.Jan.2007 Coup vor der Hauptversammlung: Siemens kauft US- Softwarehersteller für 3,5 Milliarden Dollar

25.Jan.2007 Fall Kurnaz: BND soll USA um Freilassung gebeten haben
25.Jan.2007 Wiederaufbau: USA sagen Libanon 770 Millionen Dollar zu
25.Jan.2007 http://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ Permalink # posted by Joseph
25.Jan.2007 http://www.cannonfire.blogspot.com/ Oh...and enough already about Skull and freakin' Bones. Americans adore the idea that secret societies run the world. Trouble is, no good evidence supports the thesis.

Don't dare presume to think you can take me to school on this point; I doubt very much that you've read anything relevant to this question that I have not. We're all stocked up on crazy here; try selling it to Alex Jones.
25.Jan.2007
Bush Has a New Sadistic Toy: "The military calls its new weapon an "active denial system," but that's an understatement. It's a ray gun that shoots a beam that makes people feel as if they are about to catch fire." Bet He Can't Wait to Use That One. Beats Putting Firecrackers Up the Butts of Squirrels.
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Poll Before SOTU: Bush reached an all-time low 28 % approval rating in a CBS poll. Sixty-six % of those surveyed in the CBS poll said they opposed Bush's sending 20,000 additional troops to Iraq + 75 % said the war there is going badly. Fifty % said Congress shouldn't provide money for the 20,000 additional troops. 1/25

25.Jan.2007 Dropping like flies: Resignations of U.S. attorneys raise suspicion of politically motivated Justice Department purge. It's pretty much moved out of the suspicion category into the realm of fact. 1/25
Carl Bernstein about George W. Bush: "But imagine the difference in our worldview today, had the institutions -- particularly of government -- done their job to insure that a mendacious and dangerous president (as has since been proven many times over-beyond mere assertion) be restrained in a war that has killed thousands of American soldiers, brought turmoil to the lives of millions + constrained the goodwill towards the USA in much of the world."

25.Jan.2007 It's Arrogance, Evil or Too Much Heart Medication: Defiant Cheney Cites 'Enormous Successes'
A high-ranking former CIA official testified today that he told I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby in June 2003 that the wife of former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV worked for the CIA. He became the second witness to say he had disclosed information about CIA officer Plame to Libby weeks before Libby claims he learned her identity from a journalist.
"Forgettable words from an irrelevant president" 1/25
A veteran Little Rock, Ark., attorney has lodged the first constitutional challenge to the Bush administration's attempt to appoint a U.S. attorney without seeking Senate approval. 1/25

24.Jan.2007 politics - Lame Duck Soup
Bush's tepid State of the Union speech. - By John Dickerson
It's hard to treat the State of the Union speech
seriously in any year. But this year, it's practically impossible.

The president's approval ratings are at record lows. Members of his party are revolting against his Iraq troop increase.

Democrats control Congress + the 2008 presidential race has already started, hastening Bush's lame-duck status.

And Tuesday he got a kick in the pants from the opening of the Scooter Libby trial. George Bush has to work fast to save his presidency + yet he did nothing in his speech to change the political dynamic.

He started strong by lauding Nancy Pelosi as the first woman speaker. To not have done so would have been rude. But he iced the cake by speaking of her father.

This was reminiscent of

00.000.1987 -in-Ronald Reagan embraced the losses his party suffered in the previous midterm election by congratulating new Democratic Speaker Jim Wright (who sat in Pelosi's box tonight) + paid homage to Democratic hero Sam Rayburn.

Bush also said a special word to ailing members of Congress, including Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson.

He ended his annual speech well, too, with moving tributes to civilian heroes in the gallery. (I'm not including the Baby Einstein lady.)

The president knows the power of a good gesture in a speech that is largely useful only for gestures.
25.Jan.2007
Bushâ??s State Of The Moron Address: He Is Killing Us Softly With His Wrong, Killing Us Softly.
Bush never had to utter a word on Tuesday night, January 23, to reveal the State of the Union.

The fact that he is still president, still given credibility by the corporate media, still speaking on behalf of this great nation, said everything that needed to be said about the State of the Union.

24.Jan.2007 PETA Workers Charged With Killing Animals PETA admits to killing thousands of animals while raising $25 million a year to "protect" animals.

24.Jan.2007 N Korea Helping Iran With Nuclear Testing North Korea is helping Iran to prepare an underground nuclear test similar to the one Pyongyang carried out last year.

24.Jan.2007 Bradblog: Frank Luntz Is A Liar

Treacherous Republican wordsmith/pollster/spinman Frank Luntz sinks to new depths in pretending to offer "advice" for the Democratic Party in a condescending little screed posted at Huff Po on Sunday.

24.Jan.2007 Why Won't The Corporate Press Discuss Bush's Character Problem? Supposing you are playing a game of poker with a guy you know always cheats to win the hand. Whenever you bring it up, the other players all accuse you of being a bad sport and unfairly attacking the character of the hustler.

24.Jan.2007 Will Politicians Help Rid Us Of Corporate Influence In Politics? Will the politicians join us in getting rid of the corporate interests that threaten our Democracy, if they haven't destroyed it already?

24.Jan.2007 BREAKING CIA LEAK CASE: Prosecutor Says Libby 'Destroyed' Cheney Note, V.P. 'Far More Involved In Leak Case Than Previou
Attorney Theodore Wells said Libby went to Cheney 00.000.2003 and complained that the White House was subtly blaming him for leaking Plame's identity to columnist Robert Novak. "They're trying to set me up. They want me to be the sacrificial lamb," Wells said, recalling the alleged conversation between Libby and Cheney. "I will not be sacrificed so Karl Rove can be protected."

24.Jan.2007 Ohio's Blackwell Authorized $80k In Farewell Bonuses To State Employees As He Left Office
Blackwell may be mercifully out of office in the Buckeye State,but it looks as if his former constituents will continue to pay for his atrocious tenure in the SoS office for some time to come.That,in addition to the price they are already paying, along with the rest of the country,by suffering W who remains in office due,in no small part, to Blackwell's abhorrent mis-administration of the'04 Presidential Election.

24.Jan.2007 Arnold Greenspan's Disgraceful Legacy
Warned he was igniting an unsustainable asset bubble, Greenspan advised consumers to switch to adjustable mortgages right before raising interest rates, reports Chris Martenson for Atlantic Free Press. And that's the least of it. Fun, easy-to-understand graphs make it clear.

24.Jan.2007 Doctors And Hospitals Pressuring Patients Without Insurance To Pay With Credit Cards
"Some doctors and hospitals are teaming up with financial-services companies to market credit cards to patients, reducing healthcare providers' dependence on bill collection + causing more low- and middle-income consumers to pay interest on their medical debts," reports Christopher for The Boston Globe.

24.Jan.2007 Republicans Distance Themselves From Troop Surge "Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.). . . endorsed a new resolution opposing President Bush's buildup of troops in Baghdad, as even some of the most loyal Republicans scrambled to register their concerns and distance themselves from an unpopular policy," reports The Washington Post.

24.Jan.2007 Liberal And Labor Organizers Unite To Hold Democrats To Their Word
"Anti-war activists. . . have already mobilized, pressuring Democrats and Republicans to denounce President Bush's troop boosting plan for Iraq," reports the AP. Now, "an influential group of organizers from labor and the liberal movement are banding together to hold Democrats in line on populist issues such as expanded health care, trade restrictions and worker protections."

24.Jan.2007 Defense Department Lays Off Case Workers For Injured Soldiers
"Defense Department officials have laid off most of their case workers who help severely injured service members," reports Karen Jowers at Army Times. They served as "advocates for wounded service members who have questions or issues related to benefits, financial resources . . . all forms of support other than medical care."

25.Jan.2007 By Ron Fullwood - State Of Bush's Iraq Deception
Even as Bush speaks tonight of liberating and freeing Iraqis from the grip of a brutal U.S. supported dictator, he will be re-asserting himself as yet another self-serving orchestrator and administrator of bloody violence against Iraqis to satisfy his self-appointed posturing as the post-911 protector of the world.

25.Jan.2007 -By Diane M. Grassi -New Mining Laws Year After Sago Non-Implemented
Idly standing by waiting for the federal government to fund the necessary changes in the new mining law or waiting for mine operators to police themselves in the meantime are both unrealistic and foolish premises.

25.Jan.2007 -By Dennis Kucinich
Dennis Kucinich: President Needs A Reality Check
State of the Union address is a series of unfulfilled promises for the Administration.

25.Jan.2007 By George W, Bush - Bush's Official State Of The Union Speech In case you missed it, or couldn't stand to listen to Bush abuse the English language for that long a time
25.Jan.2007 By Scott Shuster Underneath The "Surge" Strategy
Bush and company intend to proceed with the escalation of the Iraq conflict despite all advice & evidence against it. Those of us paying attention know that this "surge" is all about Iran & Syria. Iraq is just the conduit for the neo-con's next conquest.

25.Jan.2007 By Michael Richardson - Insider Trading Stock Sell-off By Ciber Execs During EAC Secrecy Over Voting Machine Test Lab Ban
While the EAC kept America in the dark about its ban on voting machine test lab Ciber, top company execs engaged in insider trading dumping stock

25.Jan.2007 By Chuck Baldwin - Pelosi's First Bill Puts America In A Giant Bird Cage
HR 1, "Implementing the recommendations of the 9-11 Commission" goes a long way toward creating a police state. It also mandates increased interference in the internal workings of other countries. All has passed largely unnoticed by the blogosphere.

25.Jan.2007 - By Kim Gandy - NOW On Bush's State Of The Union Speech: Careful Words Obscure Old Agenda
A president capable of relating to the average person would have given a very different speech tonight.

25.Jan.2007 - By Joshua Frank -Hillary Clinton And The Israel Lobby Hillary for Prez?

25.Jan.2007 - By Carol Wolman Pelosi Approves The 9-11 Coverup With H. R. 1 Pelosi's first move was to "implement the recommendations of the 9-11 Commission". Why was this her top priority?

25.Jan.2007 -By Kathy Dopp 25.Jan.2007 "Tiered Election Audits" For The Layman
If the goal of elections is to ensure the will of the voters, then the goal of election audits is to ensure that voters determine who represents them. It seems simple. However, if Congress specifies a fixed rate manual election audit of 2%, there will be less than a 50% chance to detect miscount in close elections.

25.Jan.2007 -By Kevin Zeese Since Nov. 7th Support For Iraq War Dropping
A series of polls published this month finds little confidence in Bush or Democrats. Voters want Democrats to stop the "surge" by withholding funding. Majority favors withdrawal and wants a time table to exit.

25.Jan.2007 By Larisa Alexandrovna After Query, AP Says Nuke Watchdog Didn't Respond To After Hour Calls On Iran Nuke Claim
Why did Reuters and the Associated Press call the IAEA after hours before running with the unconfirmed report that falsely claimed that Iran had barred 38 IAEA inspectors?

25.Jan.2007 By Bernard Weiner, The Crisis Papers 25.Jan.2007 Ten Things Learned Since Dems' Election Victory
Yes, the Democrats in Congress deserve praise for how they've conducted themselves in their first few weeks in power, but their political choices and timidity also cry out for thoughtful, critical examination. Not everything is coming up roses.

25.Jan.2007 -By Jgideon 'Daily Voting News' For January 23, 2007
a run-down of the days elections/voting news from across the country and overseas.

25.Jan.2007 By Stephen Soldz Aliens In An Alien Land: Iraq Through The Lens Of Soldiers' Memoirs With the Iraq war and occupation, US troops entered an alien land, one in which they could not feel at home. An examination of the memoirs of some of these troops helps understand their experience, as well as the course of the occupation.

25.Jan.2007 -By Timothy V. Gatto It's Your Future: Try To Enlighten Your Neighbor
We as citizens must pass what we know to people who, because of apathy or other reasons, don't know what is happening in America.

How bad the situation really is. Let them know that it's their freedom that's at stake too.

25.Jan.2007 -By Jorge Hirsch What If Congress Unanimously Voted To Nuke Iran? Impossible? Here's how it could happen.

25.Jan.2007 - By Anthony Wade - 28% And Counting, The Disintegration Of A President
In his sixth State of the Union George W. Bush left no doubt that he exists in a vacuum of his own making; where up is down and black is white. He should just rename these speeches State of Denial and be done with it. Either way, he continues his precipitous slide toward the darker pages of American history seemingly oblivious as to how to stop himself.

-By Brent Budowskyy -The State Of The Union: A President Who Is No Longer The Leader Of The Free World
Had George Walker Bush begun his speech with "Ladies and Gentleman I am taking my leave and retiring from the Presidency" there would have been tidal waves of standing ovations sweeping from the Congress through the nation to the far corners of the free world.

25.Jan.2007 -By Walter C. Uhler -Supporting The Troops? Senator Webb Puts Bush In The Cross-hairs
Senator Webb asserts that President Bush's reckless invasion of Iraq is opposed by America's military and has needlessly harmed America's military

25.Jan.2007 Bush Speech Terror Claim Debunked A Year Ago - Paul Joseph Watson -Just one of many State of the Union lies, following in the tradition of the 2003 yellowcake fraud, Bush commits an
25.Jan.2007
Fox’s Gibson: Reporter Who Debunked Obama Smear Probably Went To The Same Madrassa - Nico -

Last week, Fox News highlighted a right-wing report alleging that Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) attended an Islamic “madrassa” school as a 6-year-old child. In a memo released today, Obama’s office specifically called out Fox News host John Gibson for discussing the story “without any attempt to independently confirm the charges.”

On his radio show this week, Gibson refused to back down. He claimed the reporter who debunked the false report “probably went to the very madrassa” as Obama.

Gibson implied that ’s report had covered up religious extremism at the school:

GIBSON [W]hat did they see when they went to the madrassa where Barack Obama went to school?

HOST: Kids playing volleyball.

GIBSON: Playing volleyball, right. They didn’t see them in any terrorist training camps?

HOST: No.

GIBSON: No. Um, but they probably didn’t show them in their little lessons where they’re bobbing their heads and memorizing the Koran.

HOST: I didn’t see any tape of that, no. Listen: CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE AUDIO Digg It! Full transcript:

GIBSON: The whole point of this story last week, and, you know, Blitzer’s just been on their air with some update on this, right?

HOST: Yeah, he sent a reporter out there.

GIBSON: Yeah, cause they got a reporter in Indonesia, probably went to the very madrassa, now works for . But that reporter went out there + what did they see when they went to the madrassa where Barack Obama went to school?

HOST: Kids playing volleyball.

GIBSON: Playing volleyball, right. They didn’t see them in any terrorist training camps?

HOST: No.

GIBSON: No. Um, but they probably didn’t show them in their little lessons where they’re bobbing their heads and memorizing the Koran.

HOST: I didn’t see any tape of that, no.

GIBSON: No, no, no, you didn’t see that.
25.Jan.2007
Cheney Dismisses Questions Of His Credibility As ‘Hogwash’ - Faiz  -

In an interview aired on ’s The Situation Room, Vice President Dick Cheney dismissed as “hogwash” the suggestion that blunders may have hurt his credibility on Iraq.

Wolf Blitzer told Cheney that conservatives in Congress “are now seriously questioning your credibility, because of the blunders and the failures.”

Cheney responded: “Wolf, Wolf, I simply don’t accept the premise of your question. I just think it’s hogwash.” Watch it:

Mr. Vice President, here are some examples of real hogwash:

CHENEY: “If you look at what’s transpired in Iraq, Chris, we’ve made enormous progress.” [1/14/07]

CHENEY: Rumsfeld “is the finest secretary of defense this nation has ever had.” [12/15/06]

CHENEY: “I don’t think anybody anticipated the level of violence that we have encountered.” [6/19/06]

Also in the interview, Cheney claimed the escalation plan “will work,” adding that the administration will “move forward” with the troops buildup in Iraq regardless of what Congress says. Cheney cited an argument made by Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) claiming opponents of escalation are not supporting the troops. Full transcript:

BLITZER: Here’s what Jim Webb, senator from Virginia said in the Democratic response last night — he said, “The president took us into this war recklessly. We are now, as a nation, held hostage to the predictable and predicted disarray that has followed.”

And it’s not just Jim Webb; it’s some of your good Republican friends in the Senate and the House are now seriously questioning your credibility, because of the blunders and the failures. Gordon Smith…

CHENEY: Wolf, Wolf, I simply don’t accept the premise of your question. I just think it’s hogwash. […]

Now, the critics have not suggested a policy. They haven’t put anything in place. All they want to do, all they’ve recommended is to redeploy or to withdraw our forces. The fact is we can complete the task in Iraq. And we’re going to do it. We’ve got Petraeus, General Petraeus taking over. It is a good strategy. It will work. But we have to have the stomach to finish the task.

BLITZER: What if the Senate passes a resolution saying, This is not good idea? Will that stop you?

CHENEY: It won’t stop us. And it would be, I think, detrimental from the standpoint of the troops.

As General Petraeus said yesterday — he was asked by Joe Lieberman, among others, in his testimony about this notion that somehow the Senate could vote overwhelmingly for him, send him on his new assignment + then pass a resolution at the same time, say, “But we don’t agree with the mission you’ve been given.”

BLITZER: You’re moving forward, no matter what the Congress does.

CHENEY: We are moving forward. We are moving forward.
25.Jan.2007
Obama takes on Fox News. - Think Progress  - Greg Sargent has details.
25.Jan.2007 Bush Trusts Patients To Make Their Own Health Care Decisions, Except When They’re Women - Guest  -

In last night’s State of the Union address, President Bush acknowledged that patients and their doctors should have full control of their health care decisions:

[I]n all we do, we must remember that the best healthcare decisions are made not by government and insurance companies, but by patients and their doctors .

Despite his rhetoric, Bush signed into law the “Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003,” which is the first federal statute to tell doctors what specific methods they may + may not use when providing legal medical services — regardless of the patient’s condition or the doctor’s opinion about the safest course of treatment.

At the signing ceremony in Nov. 2003, Bush justified his support of the ban by citing the opinion of Congress: “As Congress has found, the practice is widely regarded within the medical profession as unnecessary, not only cruel to the child, but harmful to the mother + a violation of medical ethics.”

But the nation’s leading group of professionals providing health care for women, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, disagrees. It opposes the law because the banned procedure is often the best option for women:

The intact variant of D&E offers significant safety advantages over the non-intact method, including a reduced risk of catastrophic hemorrhage and life-threatening infection. These safety advantages are widely recognized by experts in the field of women’s health, authoritative medical texts, peer-reviewed studies + the nation’s leading medical schools .

In other words, women sometimes need the procedure in order to protect their health and future fertility.

Bush has had the Department of Justice defend the law all the way to the Supreme Court. A decision is expected from the Court by this June.

Evidently, the President believes that patients and doctors make the best health care decisions — except for when the patient is a woman. Jessica Arons
25.Jan.2007 Hagel Chides Colleagues On Iraq Vote: ‘If You Wanted A Safe Job, Go Sell Shoes’ - Think Progress  -

This morning in his opening statements before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) said, “The American people are far ahead of us” on what to do next in Iraq. “They’re not conflicted with the nuances of life. They understand what’s going on.” According to a recent Gallup Poll, 56 % of Americans want a withdrawal from Iraq within a year.

Hagel chided his fellow colleagues for being too concerned about the politics of their Iraq positioning. “If you wanted a safe job, go sell shoes,” he said. Hagel concluded that all 100 Senators have a responsibility to take a position on escalation. “We owe it to those men and women that we continue to send in that grinder.” Watch it: Digg It! Transcript:

This is a very real, responsible addressing of the most divisive issue in this country since Vietnam. Yes, sure, it’s tough. Absolutely. And I think all 100 senators ought to be on the line on this.

What do you believe? What are you willing to support? What do you think? Why were you elected?

If you wanted a safe job, go sell shoes. This is a tough business. But is it any tougher, us having to take a tough vote, express ourselves + have the courage to step up on what we’re asking our young men + women to do?

I don’t think so.

When I hear, on both sides of this argument, impugning motives and patriotism to our country, not only is it offensive and disgusting but it debases the whole system of our country and who we are.

My goodness. Can’t we debate the most critical issue of our time, out front, in front of the American people?

The expect it. Are we so weak, we can’t do that?

I don’t think so. Like always, the American people are far ahead of us sitting here, far ahead of us. Because we’re concerned about politics. We’re concerned about our position. We’re concerned about our next election.

So we tinker. So we figure out wordsmithing. So should we oppose the president or just not support the president?

Different languages: disagree with the president ; that’s not as harsh as oppose the president.

But you know what, the American people have got this sorted out.

They always have.

They’re not conflicted with the nuances of life.

They understand what’s going on.

What we are proposing here — and everyone will have an opportunity to voice their opinion, present their amendments, make their case, as they should.

It’s the strength of who we are, the fabric of our society.

But we owe it to those men and women that we continue to send in that grinder.
25.Jan.2007
Audience Snubs Bush Attack Line, Cheney Gives Standing Ovation - Nico  -

During last night’s State of the Union address, President Bush again “forcefully defended his unpopular decision to send more U.S. troops to Iraq.”

At one point, President Bush claimed that redeploying from Iraq would produce a “nightmare scenario” in the Middle East + that to “allow that to happen would be to ignore the lessons of September the 11th and invite tragedy.”

While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and much of the rest of the audience stayed seated, Vice President Dick Cheney gave the rhetoric a standing ovation.

Watch it: A photo close-up: Full transcript:

For America, this is a nightmare scenario. For the enemy, this is the objective. Chaos is the greatest ally — their greatest ally in this struggle. And out of chaos in Iraq would emerge an emboldened enemy with new safe havens, new recruits, new resources + an even greater determination to harm America. To allow this to happen would be to ignore the lessons of September the 11th and invite tragedy. Ladies and gentlemen, nothing is more important at this moment in our history than for America to succeed in the Middle East, to succeed in Iraq and to spare the American people from this danger.
25.Jan.2007
Senate opposes Bush’s escalation plan. - Amanda  - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved a nonbinding measure opposing President Bush’s Iraq plan, stating escalation is “not in the national interest of the USA.”
25.Jan.2007
Bush’s State Of The Union Is Over, Let’s Focus On Developing Our Progressive Message - Guest  -

(Our guest blogger, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), is a member of the Finance Committee and author of Positively American: Winning Back the Middle-Class Majority One Family at a Time)

In his speech last night we heard the President talking the bipartisan talk, but the substance of the speech shows he has yet to walk the bipartisan walk. Just about every one of the President’s proposals falls within the narrow ideological contours that the voters rejected 00.000.2006. He has learned very little.

There’s certainly a lot to criticize in the President’s speech and in his record, but I don’t think that’s the only thing we should be focusing on. We must get beyond the President’s disingenuousness and failures. 00.000.2008, we must have our own sharp, clear and progressive plan if we are going to prevail.

That’s what I hope my new book Positively American: Winning Back the Middle-Class Majority One Family at a Time will do. The first part of the book describes some war stories — my improbable Senate election 00.000.1998 and the next to impossible take-over of the Senate this past fall — and includes colorful anecdotes to describe where, as a country, our political process stands. A lot of it boils down a to large group of American voters who are too often ignored by too many of us: the middle-class.

President Bush won the 2004 election with eight words that spoke to this group: War in Iraq. Cut Taxes. No gay marriage. Each was connected to a larger, deeply held value that the conservative movement had been developing — and advocating — for a generation.

In the lead-up to 2008, progressives must develop our own eight words.

That’s the point of the second part of the book — “The 50% Solution” — which presents eleven concrete goals, to be achieved within ten years, that are a promise to the middle class. For each goal, there are novel and detailed solutions and a discussion of why I am convinced they are critical to our country’s future. You can look at the 50% Solution HERE.

While the eleven goals are by no means a complete platform, I hope they serve as the beginning of a new discussion. Ambitious but practical ideas like these, designed to help regular people, have the power to push the conservative agenda — which wants to take us back to the 1930’s or even the 1880’s — away from the center of discourse. They can replace it with progressive ideals, built around the knowledge that in a world unsettlingly changed by technology, people are more and more looking to the government for security, stability and support.

As we think about these ideas and respond to the President’s speech, let’s try to move past our frustration at the disingenuousness and ineffectiveness of what he has presented. Instead, let’s focus on furthering our own positive agenda and platform; because that, more than anything, is what our country so desperately needs. Chuck Schumer
25.Jan.2007 Stop The Escalation tally updated. - Nico  -

ThinkProgress is keeping track of where every member of Congress stands on escalation. Using media reports, press releases + submissions from hundreds of readers, we’ve compiled an interactive tally showing every member’s position. We just updated the tally: 462 members are now on the record.

But we still need your help. Dozens of officials have either said nothing publicly about escalation or are explicitly refusing to state their position. Call your members of Congress now and ask their position, then email their response to: stoptheescalation@americanprogressaction.org
25.Jan.2007
Senate rejects effort to pass minimum wage bill - Amanda  - without additional tax cuts for businesses, MSNBC reports. The House approved a stand-alone increase in the minimum wage on Jan. 10.
25.Jan.2007 Hagel: White House Originally Wanted 2002 Iraq War Resolution to Cover Entire Middle East - Payson  -

The Bush administration has taken a series of steps in recent weeks that appear to be setting the stage for a military confrontation with Iran. Congressional leaders have been raising red flags. “I’d like to be clear,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said last week. “The president does not have the authority to launch military action in Iran without first seeking congressional authorization.” Recent comments made by Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) explain why Congress’s resistance is so vital.

In an interview in GQ Magazine, Hagel reveals that the Bush administration tried to get Congress to approve military action anywhere in the Middle East — not just in Iraq — in the fall of 2002. At the time, Hagel says, the Bush administration presented Congress with a resolution that would have authorized the use of force anywhere in the region:

HAGEL: [F]inally, begrudgingly, [the White House] sent over a resolution for Congress to approve. Well, it was astounding. It said they could go anywhere in the region.

GQ: It wasn’t specific to Iraq?

HAGEL: Oh no. It said the whole region! They could go into Greece or anywhere. Is central Asia in the region? I suppose! Sure as hell it was clear they meant the whole Middle East. It was anything. It was literally anything. No boundaries. No restrictions.

GQ: They expected Congress to let them start a war anywhere in the Middle East?

HAGEL: Yes. Yes. Wide open. We had to rewrite it. Joe Biden, Dick Lugar + I stripped the language that the White House had set up and put our language in it.

Asked about his vote in support of the final Iraq war resolution, Hagel told GQ, “Do I regret that vote? Yes, I do regret that vote.” Digg It!
24.Jan.2007 January 24, 2007 - Think Progress  -

President Bush used the word Iraq 37 times in his State of the Union last night, more than any other year.

He said the word “freedom” just three times, fewer than any other year. (Compare word usage with this interactive graph.)

Bush said yesterday he has a “goal of reducing U.S. gasoline usage by 20 % in the next 10 years.” The Washington Post notes the fine print: “Administration officials said that the goal is 20 % below projected annual gasoline usage, not off today’s levels ,” meaning “that carbon dioxide emissions from transportation fuels will drop only slightly from today’s levels; other parts of the economy produce the other two-thirds of greenhouse gases.”

“Democrats took the first step toward a wartime repudiation of President Bush on Wednesday, convening the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to approve nonbinding legislation saying an increase in troops in Iraq is ‘not in the national interest.’” Senators are working to combine two bipartisan anti-escalation measures to ensure maximum support.

The House yesterday joined the Senate and voted to strip pensions from lawmakers “convicted of crimes such as bribery, fraud and perjury.”

“As chaos has deepened” in Iraq, the Iraqi Parliament “has been at a standstill.” “Nearly every session since November has been adjourned because as few as 65 members made it to work,” and officials fear “that members were losing confidence in the institution and in the country’s fragile democracy.”

Just two weeks after President Bush announced his escalation plan for Iraq, sectarian “ violence in Iraq’s capital has spiked in recent days, even as the first US and Iraqi government military reinforcements have deployed into the embattled city.” 100 Iraqis were reported killed or found dead and another 56 were wounded yesterday.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, “on his first overseas trip as head of the world body,” “will pressure Sudan’s president next week to speed up the peace process in Darfur, which has been delayed by months of wrangling over the makeup of a larger peacekeeping force.”

“ Pregnant polar bears in Alaska, which spend most of their lives on sea ice, are increasingly giving birth on land, according to researchers who say global warming is probably to blame.”
25.Jan.2007 Much support for euthanasia A UK poll finding 80% public support for voluntary euthanasia triggers a mixed reaction.
25.Jan.2007 Deadly bird flu found in Hungary Hungary reports a new outbreak of the bird flu strain that can kill humans at a farm in the south.
25.Jan.2007 US Senate panel rejects Iraq plan A US Senate panel rejects President Bush's Iraq plan, a day after he asks Congress to give it "a chance".
25.Jan.2007 Germany wants globalisation push German chancellor Angela Merkel defends globalisation at the opening of the World Economic Forum.
25.Jan.2007 EU tables fruit and veg reforms The European Commission announces plans to shake up CAP support for fruit and vegetable farmers.
25.Jan.2007 Lebanon conflict oil 'contained' An oil spill resulting from last year's conflict in Lebanon is largely contained, says the UN, but problems remain.
25.Jan.2007 Allies 'differ' over Iraq plans The US ambassador to Iraq reveals possible differences between the US and UK over future strategy for Iraq.
25.Jan.2007 World economy 'set for good 2007' This year will see strong economic growth around the world, leading economists are predicting.
25.Jan.2007 Oil falls as stocks 'set to rise' The price of oil falls as markets await figures expected to show that US crude oil stocks have risen.
25.Jan.2007 Stem Cell Tactics for a New Age President Bush ignores stem-cell research in his State of the Union address, leaving future research murky. Commentary by Steven Edwards.
25.Jan.2007 Bush's Plan: A Reality Check The president says technology will set us free from foreign oil. But we'll also need to drive less.
25.Jan.2007
Privacy Board Veils Wiretap Docs The White House denies a Wired News sunshine request for documents on the government's warrantless wiretapping program. In 27B Stroke 6.
25.Jan.2007 Bush Energy Plan Falls Short The President says we should cut gasoline consumption 20 % by 2010, but his suggestions don't go far enough to meet that goal.
25.Jan.2007
Apple's iTunes an outlaw in Norway Blog: Regulators in Norway have deemed Apple's iTunes Store illegal in their country because the songs won't work on anything but an...
25.Jan.2007 Presidential candidate puts energy at top of agenda Blog: Presidential candidate and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says energy is his No. 1 priority."What this country needs is a man-on-the-moon...
25.Jan.2007 Pope condemns violent games In annual message, Catholic leader says violent and sexually explicit media is "repulsive," particularly when aimed at minors.
25.Jan.2007 Why it's not easy being green Consumers, not technology, are the big barrier to curbing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
25.Jan.2007 Using Radio Waves to Detect Explosives - samzenpus 69 -deadmantyping writes

"A Japanese research group published a paper describing a method to detect explosives in luggage using radio waves. The method relies upon nitrogen nuclear quadrapole resonance (NQR) and is able to distinguish between different white powders, whereas currently used x-ray technology is not."
25.Jan.2007
Scientists Unveil Most Dense Memory Circuit Ever Made - samzenpus 199 - adamlazz writes

"The most dense computer memory circuit ever fabricated, capable of storing around 2,000 words in a unit the size of a white blood cell, was unveiled by scientists in California. The team of experts at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) who developed the 160-kilobit memory cell say it has a bit density of 100 gigabits per square centimeter, a new record. The cell is capable of storing a file the size of the United States' Declaration of Independence with room left over."
25.Jan.2007
Koreans Advised to "Avoid Vista" for Now - ScuttleMonkey 249 - "The Chosonilbo reports that several government ministries in South Korea are advising users not to install Windows Vista, at least until popular online services can be made compatible. The problem is that ActiveX is pervasive in the Korean webspace, employed by everyone from web games to online banking. Upgrading to Vista is expected to render many of these services unusable. Portions of the popular "Hangul" word processor, a major competitor to Office in that country, are also not functioning under Vista. The Ministry of Information is planning to publish compatibility information for popular websites + urging users to carefully research the implications of upgrading."
25.Jan.2007
Chinese Official Vows to "Purify" the Net - ScuttleMonkey 249 -Sleeping Kirby China's Communist party leader, Hu Jintao today announced the intent to leverage the economic potential of the web while seeking to "purify the internet environment". He proposes to do this by maintaining "the initiative in opinion" on the internet and to "'raise the level guidance on the internet," thus civilizing and purifying the internet environment.
25.Jan.2007
Rare Shark Filmed in Japan - ScuttleMonkey 138 -[TheBORG] writes

"A Deep Sea Frill Shark, whose normal habitat is between 600 - 1000m, was found + filmed off the coast of Japan recently.

Normally they're caught (found dead) in fishermen's nets. This 'living fossil' was probably so close to the coast because it was sick.

In its poor condition, the shark was moved by marine park personnel to a seawater pool where they filmed it swimming + opening its jaws. The shark died a few hours later after being filmed."
25.Jan.2007
String Theory Put to the Test - ScuttleMonkey 340 -secretsather writes to mention that scientists have come up with a definitive test that could prove or disprove string theory.

The project is described as "Similar to the well known U.S. particle collider at Fermi Lab, the Large Hadron Collider, scheduled for November 2007, is expected to be the largest + highest energy particle accelerator in existence; it will use liquid helium cooled superconducting magnets to produce electric fields that will propel particles to near light speeds in a 16.7 mile circular tunnel. They then introduce a new particle into the accelerator, which collides with the existing ones, scattering many other mysterious subatomic particles about."
25.Jan.2007
65% of Americans Spend More Time With Their PC Than SO - CmdrTaco 276 -Ant writes

"PR Newswire reports that 65 % of consumers are spending more time with a computer than with their significant other (SO). The "Cyber Stress" study confirmed consumers' growing relationship with technology in their everyday lives. In fact, more than 8 out of 10 Americans (84%) say they are more dependent on their home computer now than they were just three years ago."
25.Jan.2007
Are DMCA Abuses a Temporary or Permanent Problem? - CmdrTaco 136+ -Regular Slashdot contributor Bennett Haselton wrote in with a story about the DMCA. He starts "On January 16, a man named Guntram Graef who invoked the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to ask YouTube to remove a video of giant penises attacking his wife's avatar/character in the virtual community "Second Life", retracted the claim and stated that he now believes the video was not a copyright violation. (He had sent similar notices to BoingBoing and the Sydney Morning Herald just for posting screen shots of the video.) His statements in a C-Net interview suggest that he didn't mean to alienate the anti-censorship community and was probably angry over what he saw as a sexually explicit attack on his wife. But the event sparked renewed debate over the DMCA and what constitutes abuse of it. I sympathize with Graef and I admire him for admitting an error, but I still think the incident shows why the DMCA is a bad law." Hit that link below to read the rest of his story.
25.Jan.2007
Financial Analyst Calls Second Life a Pyramid Scheme - CmdrTaco 197+ -Petey_Alchemist writes

"Silicon Valley gossip rag Valleywag is carrying a story about Second Life being a new spin on the old pyramid scheme. The article, which consists mostly of selections from the report of financial consultant Randolph Harrison, suggests that not only are most people deceived about the amount of money they can make in Second Life, but also about how easily they can withdraw it. It says 'Like the paid promotion infomercials that run on CNBC, sadly SecondLife is a giant magnet for the desperate, uninformed, easily victimized. Its promises of wealth readily ensnare those who can least afford to lose their money or lives to such scam in exactly the same way that real estate investor seminars convince divorcees with low FICO scores to buy houses sight unseen with no money down.'"
25.Jan.2007
Barrick Gold "sector perform" Rating-Update: Toronto (aktiencheck.de AG) - Die Analysten von RBC Capital Markets stufen die Barrick Gold-Aktie (ISIN CA0679011084/WKN 870450) nach wie vor mit dem Rating "sector perform" ein. Das Kursziel werde von 43 USD auf 36 USD herabgesetzt. (24.01.2007/ac/a/u)
25.Jan.2007
EU states 'knew of CIA flights' A committee of MEPs approves a report saying EU states knew of secret CIA flights over Europe.