Dec. 25, 2006

The Citizen's Guide to Surviving Police Encounters

BUSTED - The Citizen's Guide to Surviving Police Encounters Including insights into the sadistic right-wing mind and how it will likely react to works. Plus Thankfully sociologists are increasingly identifying as an illness or disorder now gone species-wide. AS fantastic as such a disorder might seem, when one stops to consider that man is an animal born with genetically motivated predispositions evolved in an environment that has changed so radically as to barely exist, all in the last few thousand years. When one considers how the genetic codes evolved in genes that predispose our social behaviours to work within the environment we spent a few, relatively static, million years socializing with. Because all socially dependant animals have evolved "ethics"; behavioural codes that balance the individual survival impulses of ones own genetic pool with competing drives like the need to benefit the overall health and welfare of ones social group. Keeping the "clan" healthy enough to maximize the hunt, or vital enough to stay alert to predators are also behaviours known as 'ethical' or even "selfless". But today, reciprocal-altruism (a more apt term) is seen as somehow being of a higher standard than what is generally deemed necessary for survival. That such behaviours, although merely an expression of a genetic predisposition common to all socially dependant animals, are now seen as being "a cut above" the normal, is surely due to it's stark contrast against that of another gene expression. This other is the result of our artificially created environment where natures restricting influences no longer interact with the genetic predispositions evolved over millions of years to deal with an environment that restricted some of the excesses we think are natural behaviours today. This "runaway" genetic drive will unfortunately lead to continued wars and misery, if not our eventual extinction. Environmental limitations that made hoarding anti-social and impractical once had balance with "group" genetic adaptions. They had reached a comfortable equilibrium. Now, a reliance on strangers, our division into roles or "jobs" as an actual identity, the hoarding by class/caste cultures, ALL have been unleashed on a species not at all ready mentally to have the wisdom to adapt to the new requirements of surplus food and technologies of power over matter and mankind. The altruism necessary to subvert hoarding behaviours will require conscious manipulation of the genome. Now social disparities exists with wealth and power distinctions so massive as to be classified as insane. Privileges are allotted without any bearing on those individuals usefulness to mans overall health, mental well-being or species longevity. Somehow, mercantilism is a skill judged as among, if not THE, highest state of being man can hope to attain. Such a perverse view of man is similar to other states of mind we have passed through. Cannibalism and paedophilia both saw their turn as a cultural acceptable behaviour, just as we now accept the "right-wing" as cultural norm, it to shall hopefully pass into the garbage-bin of historical role-playing. But as it stands now, many believe it to simply be a natural development; an opinion along the spectrum of ideological behaviours and views. It is not. What we have come to call the "right-wing" can now can be seen in it's entirety. The Internet "porthole" into lives usually unseen due to our habit of seeking like-minded individuals, has now shown us what would have taken hundreds of studies, decades of rebuttals, with a counter-push from the right when evidence begins to show their presence among us as a manifestation of a culturally induced genetic "disorder" or severe maladaption syndrome. Their penchant to use mere opinion in place of fact, emotionalism as reason, and still the use of mythology in place of science...sometimes merely to sidestep embarrassment if it should present itself, all these are apparently perfectly rational justification for the insertion of lies and false realities, apparently for the simple reason that it is more comfortable to believe than certain truths about our existence as a species here on Earth. And so it behooves us to admit to ourselves the hard fact that vast numbers of our fellows are pathological to any society. More importantly, they are a disease to the species...and to our very existence a cancer; the body of mankind is compelled by life itself to proceed with an excision, either through gene "therapy" or our social manipulations, ones that lead to a wilful self-termination. As violence-prone as they are, this last possibility isn't as hard to accomplish as one might think on first glance. Indeed, nature already seems to be working out ways to reduce the abundance of the self-only genetic profile by using their own lack of empathy to lead them into wars. Wars are of course the very place where the battlefield maxim "Know Your Enemy" is a talent of necessity, yet such a task is so alien to them that they are sure to have massive casualties in all the wars they all seem determined to fight, wars they insist on continuing to lose due the lack of any desire to "know ones enemy". Ironic in the extreme......

Dec. 13, 2006

Horowitz continues to exaggerate Israeli threat; Killing American troops foolish enough to believe him

Surprise terrorist attacks remain top threat trumpets Horowitz, while Bill Gertz at the WASHINGTON TIMES writes "A surprise attack on the United States by terrorists is the most worrying threat facing the country, while a nuclear detonation by al Qaeda here remains a low probability, the admiral in charge of the U.S. Northern Command says." Got that? Fear is high...but actual threat is low Yet the Whore features only fear at FPM, with other terrorists spreading the false fear as tho it were real, always failing to add that the fear, as Bill Gertz explains in the above article, is blown out of proportion by false terror threats. That Horowitz doesn't say he is packing the explosives, he is more a terrorist than a dozen OBL's combined. Tens of thousands of Americans believe his "I'm a Jew first, American second" BS, the details of which come straight out of the mouths of Likud Zionists like Sharon, Netanyahu or the terrorist jewish gang Kahane Hai. Why do they need to lie to Americans? Because fear of Israel's enemies is keeping Israel provided with 3 BILLION a year in arms, cash, intelligence....with huge cash payoffs even going to Israel's enemies. That's actual bribes being paid to the people Bush tells us back here "We don't negotiate with terrorists". Well.....Apparently the negotiating has been done and the price of peace has been reached. Bribery of Arab tyrants, American soldiers fighting Israeli wars, and Israeli's spreading terror here by exaggerating the actual damage or capabilities of Muslim wingnuts like him and Pat Robertson et al. "Yes, David. The fear business has been very, very good to me". You'd have to be nearly as punch-drunk as some boxer to fall for half these lies as is, so maybe dying in somebody else's wars is good riddance to bad genes anyhow.

Dec. 11, 2006

Nov. 10, 2006

YouTube - Police Brutality

YouTube - Police Brutality YouTube disabled the comments for this video, no doubt at the request ofv the Police. After all, "Fucking pig-cocksuckers have their day coming!" isn't the type of thing a corporation in a police-state wants to have appear on their web-site, now is it?

Nov. 9, 2006

Iraq War Accountability: Paul Wolfowitz Also Needs to Resign!

The Blog | John Seery: Iraq War Accountability: Paul Wolfowitz Also Needs to Resign! | The Huffington Post: "It isn't right. It isn't just. Paul Wolfowitz got us into this mess (albeit with help). And yet he continues to be whisked around Washington, D.C. in a shiny limousine. Remember that he was the one who first designed the theory of preemption. He was the leading neo-con chickenhawk urging us into Iraq at every turn. He was the person who publicly testified that General Shinseki's estimate that hundreds of thousands of troops would be needed to pacify a post-invasion Iraq was 'wildly off the mark.' He was the person who assured us that the Iraqis 'are going to welcome us as liberators.' He was the person who said that 'it is just wrong' to assume that the U.S. taxpayers would be footing the bill for the Iraq War. About a year ago he was asked, 'How do you account for the intelligence failures regarding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq?' His reply: 'I don't have to.' Other neo-cons such as Richard Pearle and Francis Fukuyama have backpedaled, revised and revisited, dodged, darted and danced around their earlier support for the war. But Wolfowitz remains stubborn and unrepentant. George Bush was the Decider. Dick Cheney was the Deceiver. Donald Rumsfeld was the Discharger. Paul Wolfowitz was the Deviser. The main architect and advocate of th"

Bush Caught Red-Handed Manipulating Reality

Again....

Nov. 2, 2006

Uncivil Wars: David Horowitz Capitulates To His Racial Impulses

FrontPage magazine.com :Uncivil Warriors : To give the reader an idea of how extreme Whorowitz is, I'll paraphrase some of his own attack on a man who likely represents everything that he thinks is wrong in America -- a black Harvard professor. "The statement that Ogletree said America is responsible for every statistical deficit experienced by African Americans and that these oppressions are as evident today as they were more than three hundred years ago, would seem to qualify as a lie. Well. Contrary to Zerowits statement that the United States did not inflict 350 years of suffering on blacks, the fact that slaves were here long before the first slave auction in 1655 leaves little doubt that the history of America has always included the specter of slavery. To try and blame pre-Revolutionary War slavery on the British is a disingenuous game of semantics. Using the Limpwitz revision technique of historical interpretation, the British or also the authors of the Constitution! But it gets worse. "The United States was created only 226 years ago and slavery existed for only 78 years from the signing of the Constitution to the emancipation. To include in this indictment, as Ogletree does, the two centuries when slavery was an institution of the British empire, betrays an astonishing indifference to political events (like war and revolution) and to political principles, and indicates instead an animus against all the non-black inhabitants of this continent that one can reasonably conclude is racial. If drawing this conclusion is 'overstatement,' so be it" Overstatement? That's a nonsense statement! WTF is our little fascist-wannabe trying to say here? That Britain ruled America for 200 of the last 350 years? To make such an inference then turn around and blame Ogletree for it is to leave absolutely no doubt about the racist intentions of our little right-wing whore. Clearly he is lacking in many areas of social development, but I'm certain a little "tune-up", a lesson that will he will never forget would be one that we can all benefit greatly from.

Revealed: U.S. Soldier Killed Herself After Objecting to Interrogation Techniques

Revealed: U.S. Soldier Killed Herself After Objecting to Interrogation Techniques: "Revealed: U.S. Soldier Killed Herself After Objecting to Interrogation Techniques The true stories of how American troops, killed in Iraq, actually died keep spilling out this week. Now we learn, thanks to a reporter's FOIA request, that one of the first women to die in Iraq shot and killed herself after objecting to harsh 'interrogation techniques.' By Greg Mitchell (November 01, 2006) -- The true stories of how American troops, killed in Iraq, actually died keep spilling out this week. On Tuesday, we explored the case of Kenny Stanton, Jr., murdered last month by our allies, the Iraqi police, though the military didn’t make that known at the time. Now we learn that one of the first female soldiers killed in Iraq died by her own hand after objecting to interrogation techniques used on prisoners. She was Army specialist Alyssa Peterson, 27, a Flagstaff, Az., native serving with C Company, 311th Military Intelligence BN, 101st Airborne. Peterson was an Arabic-speaking interrogator assigned to the prison at our air base in troubled Tal-Afar in northwestern Iraq. According to official records, she died on Sept. 15, 2003, from a “non-hostile weapons discharge.” She was only the third American woman killed in Iraq so her death..... cont

Nov. 1, 2006

FAS Urges White House to exclude Nuclear Weapons From National Security Strategy in War on Terrorism - Federation of American Scientists

FAS Urges White House to exclude Nuclear Weapons From National Security Strategy in War on Terrorism - Federation of American Scientists: "Thursday, March 16, 2006 [Washington, DC - March 16] -- Strategic Security Experts Available for Interviews -- The new “National Security Strategy for the United States” published yesterday by the White House strengthens the role of nuclear weapons in preemptive military strikes against terrorists and hostile states armed with chemical, biological or nuclear weapons. In stronger language than used in the previous strategy from 2002, the new strategy speaks more directly about the importance of nuclear weapons and lumps them together with other military action in a preemption scenario. 'The National Security Strategy was the Bush administration's last opportunity to demonstrate that it has reduced the role of nuclear weapons after the Cold War,' said Hans M. Kristensen, director of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists (FAS). 'Instead it has chosen to reaffirm their importance and in the most troubling way possible: preemption.' Under the headline 'The Need for Action,' the new National Security Strategy says: ' Safe, credible, and reliable nuclear forces continue to play a critical role. We are strengthening deterrence by developing a New Triad composed of offensive strike systems (both nuclear"

Oct. 9, 2006

Lie By Lie : A Chronicle of the Iraq War

Lie by Lie: Chronicle of a War Foretold: August 1990 to March 2003 The first drafts of history are fragmentary. Important revelations arrive late, and out of order. In this timeline, we’ve assembled the history of the Iraq War to create a resource we hope will help resolve open questions of the Bush era. What did our leaders know and when did they know it? And, perhaps just as important, what red flags did we miss, and how could we have missed them? This is the first installment in our Iraq War timeline project.

Sep. 4, 2006

How to Brainwash a Nation

From Episode Two of the film series "The Century of the Self" by Adam Curtis. The nephew of Sigmund Freud, Edward Bernays started his business life as a publicist. While still in his twenties, he was part of the propaganda effort that drove the United States into in World War I (WW I.) He personally advised several US presidents starting with Woodrow Wilson and counseled numerous corporations and business associations. Hitler's propaganda chief and Nazi henchman Joseph Goebbels was a reader and fan of Bernay's writing in particular Bernay's book "Crystalizing Public Opinion." In this short excerpt from Curtis's film we see one example of Bernays at work. Bernays was one of the engineers of the Cold War. He perfected the technique of manufacturing a distant but ever-threatening enemy and then creating a constant state of fear by generating false news reports that endlessly re-stated and exagerated the threat. The stated purpose of Bernay's methods was to give those in power greater control over what he called "the mass mind." It worked well in the 1950s and sadly, it appears to be working quite well today... but maybe not forever. For more free films visit: http://www.BrasscheckTV.com

Sep. 3, 2006

WTC 7

JPPics - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting This video has accompanying dialogue describing firefighters who felt it was going to collapse. Obviously there was something about the structure that to their trained eyes appeared structurally unsound. Why then is there any need to have explosives be any part of the collapse? Why are firefighters even trying to save the building if they are in on it? I have also read about 36,000 gallons of kerosene stored in tanks just underneath the building, and another 6,000 gallon tank stored on the second floor. Judging by the way the penthouse collapses first, It appears there is a point of collapse within the building prior to the general collapse. I suggest that that weakening of the 2nd floor due the fire caused by the rupture and fire of the bottom larger tank caused the upper tank to plummet through to the bottom, destroying supports on its way. This prehearted kerosene would land, split and splash preheated kerosene out into pre-existing flames and heat wityh enough explosive force to briong down the already weakened building. It is not insignificant that these tanks are not mentioned on any site that promotes the explosive theory.

Aug. 27, 2006

Conspiracy theories. EXTRA!! EXTRA! Or Facts?

Nixon and Watergate, only a few people involved, couldn't keep it quiet. Duke Cunninhgham, nope. Tom Delay..nope. Enron...nope. The Iraq war and the revelation of the Downing Street memoes are something that men of power must always keep in mind as a possibilitry. For Bush to have coordinated the entire conspiracy would be to put his life in front of a firing squad if found out. For that reason alone, I find it highly unlikely that; 1. He had the balls to do it 2. Had he done it, that he would not have seized absolute control by now. Admittedly that appears to be his game, but that only proves PNAC, not the rest of it. Now tell me something that proves more than the PNAC/ Al Queda plot I believe.

Jul. 22, 2006

The Project for the New American Century

The Project for the New American Century: "PNAC document described four 'Core Missions' for the American military. The two central requirements are for American forces to 'fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theater wars,' and to 'perform the 'constabulary' duties associated with shaping the security environment in critical regions.' Note well that PNAC does not want America to be prepared to fight simultaneous major wars. That is old school. In order to bring this plan to fruition, the military must fight these wars one way or the other to establish American dominance for all to see."

Jul. 14, 2006

A Madder Hatter?



US IRAQ Pro Con

Regime change in Iraq would bring about a number of benefits to the region. When the gravest of threats are eliminated, the freedom-loving peoples of the region will have a chance to promote the values that can bring lasting peace. As for the reaction of the Arab 'street,' the Middle East expert Professor Fouad Ajami predicts that after liberation, the streets in Basra and Baghdad are 'sure to erupt in joy in the same way throngs in Kabul greeted the Americans.

Cheney- before invasion of Iraq


"So there's no question in my mind but what Saddam was guilty of what we said he was guilty of, and that the action that the President ordered in Iraq was exactly the right thing to do. If we had that information and ignored it, if we'd been told, as we were, by the intelligence community that he was capable of producing a nuclear weapon within a year if he could acquire fissile material and ignored it, if we had not paid any attention to the fact that al Qaeda was being hosted in Northeastern Iraq, we would have been derelict in our duties and responsibilities. There was no way this President could have done that. So we launched the effort -- I think -- and have had great success."

Cheney - After the invasion


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Jun. 14, 2006

More Blatant Lies From The US Proto-Fascism Camp



FrontPage magazine.com

The Politics of Personal Destruction Readers who have been following the campaign waged by the teacher unions against the academic freedom movement will have noticed the central role played by the politics of personal destruction. Since everyone knows that there is an academic blacklist that has practically elminated conservatives from university faculties;


Jun. 13, 2006

Fact-Checking David Horowitz



Inside Higher Ed :: Fact-Checking David Horowitz

Fact-Checking David Horowitz From the moment in February that David Horowitz’s new book appeared, scholars have been poking at it, identifying errors and what they consider to be distortions (even as Horowitz was praised by many conservative talk show hosts, who have helped him boost sales).


Jun. 9, 2006

"Commie's in the Classrooms! " cries Horowitz

If any of you spend time at the baloney buffet known as(FrontPage Magazine) you can picture the screaming and hair-pulling triggered by reports like the one below. According to the perennially paranoid of FrontPage Magazine, the left engaged in a massive conspiracy to downplay the Zarqawi threat. Therefore, anyone daring to say he was hyped far beyond anything he could have been capable of militarily will be met with accusations of being nothing less than a terrorist sympathizer. How Horowitz gets away with this kind of hate-speech is beginning to worry me deeply. Such accusations are being made about professors or journalists particularly. The reason is clear. They are the very people we turn to for the facts about what is or did happen. We cannot expect objective truths from any other professions but these. That likely means there must be facts Horowitz and his ilk do not want the public to know about, because we can clearly see the urgency in their effort to turn the public against, not only the news-media, but now against academia and scholarship itself with their very public attack on professors. These attacks have taken the form of accusations of their teaching Marxist or anti-Americanism based only on the fact that they do not show a right-wing bias by teaching students history in a manner more compatible with "Manifest Destiny" and other more noble visions of American history. In Horowitz's classroom, American patriotism and the unquestioned superiority of capitalism are indisputable "givens". The facts surrounding a historical event are of secondary consideration if the truth undermines the veracity of any patriotic themes one might see being used for a float in the July 4th parades. Anyhow, this article came out long before Zarqawi was bombed, showing remarkable prescience and insight. Zarqawi used in US propaganda blitz - World - smh.com.au

Thomas Ricks in Washington April 11, 2006

THE US military is conducting a propaganda campaign to magnify the role of the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, according to internal military documents and officers familiar with the program.

The effort has raised his profile in a way that some military intelligence officials believe may have overstated his importance and helped the Bush Administration tie the war to the organisation responsible for the September 11 terrorist attacks.

The documents say that the US campaign aims to turn Iraqis against Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian, by playing on their perceived dislike of foreigners. US authorities claim some success with the effort, noting that some tribal Iraqi insurgents have attacked Zarqawi loyalists.

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Apr. 12, 2006

Bush planned Iraq 'regime change' before becoming President - [Sunday Herald]

Bush planned Iraq 'regime change' before becoming President - [Sunday Herald]: "Bush planned Iraq 'regime change' before becoming President By Neil Mackay A SECRET blueprint for US global domination reveals that President Bush and his cabinet were planning a premeditated attack on Iraq to secure 'regime change' even before he took power in January 2001. The blueprint, uncovered by the Sunday Herald, for the creation of a 'global Pax Americana' was drawn up for Dick Cheney (now vice- president), Donald Rumsfeld (defence secretary), Paul Wolfowitz (Rumsfeld's deputy), George W Bush's younger brother Jeb and Lewis Libby (Cheney's chief of staff). The document, entitled Rebuilding America's Defences: Strategies, Forces And Resources For A New Century, was written in September 2000 by the neo-conservative think-tank Project for the New American Century (PNAC). The plan shows Bush's cabinet intended to take military control of the Gulf region whether or not Saddam Hussein was in power. It says: 'The United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security. While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein.' The PNAC document supports a 'blueprint for maintaining global US pre-eminence, precluding the rise of a great power"

The president's real goal in Iraq

The president's real goal in Iraq: "See Also: Global Eye -- Dark Passage: Not since 'Mein Kampf' has a geopolitical punch been so blatantly telegraphed, years ahead of the blow. The president's real goal in Iraq By JAY BOOKMAN 29 September 2002. The official story on Iraq has never made sense. The connection that the Bush administration has tried to draw between Iraq and al-Qaida has always seemed contrived and artificial. In fact, it was hard to believe that smart people in the Bush administration would start a major war based on such flimsy evidence. The pieces just didn't fit. Something else had to be going on; something was missing. In recent days, those missing pieces have finally begun to fall into place. As it turns out, this is not really about Iraq. It is not about weapons of mass destruction, or terrorism, or Saddam, or U.N. resolutions. This war, should it come, is intended to mark the official emergence of the United States as a full-fledged global empire, seizing sole responsibility and authority as planetary policeman. It would be the culmination of a plan 10 years or more in the making, carried out by those who believe the United States must seize". continued.....as relevant today as it was in '02. This is American foriegn policy. The "war on terror" was only the excuse, the cover under which world domination by US forces is proceeding.

Mar. 29, 2006

1998 Letter to Gingrich and Lott on Iraq

Wonder why we went to Iraq? Wonder no more...... Letter to Gingrich and Lott on Iraq: "May 29, 1998 The Honorable Newt Gingrich Speaker of the House U.S. House of Representatives H-232 Capitol Building Washington, DC 20515-6501 The Honorable Trent Lott Senate Majority Leader United States Senate S-208 Capitol Building Washington, DC 20510-7010 Dear Mr. Speaker and Senator Lott: On January 26, we sent a letter to President Clinton expressing our concern that the U.S. policy of 'containment' of Saddam Hussein was failing. The result, we argued, would be that the vital interests of the United States and its allies in the Middle East would soon be facing a threat as severe as any we had known since the end of the Cold War. We recommended a substantial change in the direction of U.S. policy: Instead of further, futile efforts to 'contain' Saddam, we argued that the only way to protect the United States and its allies from the threat of weapons of mass destruction was to put in place policies that would lead to the removal of Saddam and his regime from power. The administration has not only rejected this advice but, as we warned, has begun to abandon its own policy of containment. In February, the Clinton Administration embraced the agreement reached between the UN Secretary Koffi Annan and the Iraqi government on February 23. At the time of the agreement, the administration declared that Sadda"

Mar. 19, 2006

'America at the Crossroads,' by Francis Fukuyama

'America at the Crossroads,' by Francis Fukuyama - New York Times: "Supporter's Voice Now Turns on Bush By MICHIKO KAKUTANI Published: March 14, 2006 'America at the Crossroads' serves up a powerful indictment of the Bush administration's war in Iraq and the role that neoconservative ideas — concerning preventive war, benevolent hegemony and unilateral action — played in shaping the decision to go to war, its implementation and its aftermath. These arguments are made all the more devastating by the fact that the author, Francis Fukuyama, was once a star neoconservative theorist himself, who studied with or was associated with leading neoconservative luminaries like Paul D. Wolfowitz, William Kristol, Albert Wohlstetter and Allan Bloom, and whose best-selling 1992 book, 'The End of History and the Last Man,' was celebrated (and denounced) as a classic neoconservative text on the end of the cold war and the global march of liberal democracy."

Mar. 9, 2006

Logic out the window at the White House

Logic out the window at the White House: "Logic out the window at the White House By Gwynne Dyer 03/09/06 'Cyprus Mail' -- -- The biggest pitfall in predicting the behavior of radical groups like the inner circle of the Bush administration is that you keep telling yourself that they would never actually do whatever it is they’re talking about. Surely they must realize that acting like that would cause a disaster. Then they go right ahead and do it. “(The Iranians) must know everything is on the table and they must understand what that means,” U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton told a group of visiting British politicians last week. “We can hit different points along the line. You only have to take out one part of their nuclear operation to take the whole thing down.” In other words, he was calmly proposing an illegal attack on a sovereign state, possibly involving nuclear weapons. "

Feb. 28, 2006

TIA Lives On

NATIONAL JOURNAL: TIA Lives On (02/23/2006) By Shane Harris, National Journal © National Journal Group Inc. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006 A controversial counter-terrorism program, which lawmakers halted more than two years ago amid outcries from privacy advocates, was stopped in name only and has quietly continued within the intelligence agency now fending off charges that it has violated the privacy of U.S. citizens."

Feb. 25, 2006

A Short List (Very Short!) Of Bush's Mistakes?

AlterNet: Who's Counting Bush's Mistakes?: "Who's Counting Bush's Mistakes? By Stephen Pizzo, News for Real. Posted February 20, 2006. Given how ambitious and wide-ranging the incompetence of this administration has been, it's high time we started keeping track of its many failures."

Feb. 23, 2006

Bush's Mysterious 'New Programs'

When is it going to become clear to the rest of you that Bush intends to declare martial law (or at least behave as if it were in place anyhow) and start locking up anyone who disagrees with his drive for world dominance as is spelled out in the PNAC document penned by several of those in his administration. Wake up!!! We are approaching fascism so fast that people are apparently in a state of shock....disbelief that any American, nevertheless the President....would do such a thing. But that's what they have calculated on, and so far at least, appear to have calculated correctly. Wake up!!! mycos~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ AlterNet: Rights and Liberties: Bush's Mysterious 'New Programs': "Bush's Mysterious 'New Programs' By Nat Parry, Consortium News. Posted February 23, 2006. Is the Pentagon building U.S.-based prison camps for Muslim immigrants? Evidence points to the possibility. Also in Rights and Liberties The Perpetual Surveillance Society George Monbiot The Life and Death of Public Records Terry Allen Bringing an End to Illegal Wiretaps Onnesha Roychoudhuri They Keep on Knocking But They Can't Come In Jean Butterfield More on Blacks and Immigration Earl Ofari Hutchinson Not that George W. Bush needs much encouragement, but Sen. Lindsey Graham suggested to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales a new target for the administration's domestic operations -- Fifth Columnists, supposedly disloyal Americans who sympathize and collaborate with the enemy. 'The administration has not only the right, but the duty, in my opinion, to pursue Fifth Column movements,' Graham, R-S.C., told Gonzales during Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Feb. 6. 'I stand by this president's ability, inherent to being commander in chief, to find out about Fifth Column movements, and I don't think you need a warrant to do that,' Graham added, volunteering to work with the administr"

Resist the War On Terror

The Danish association ‘Rebellion’ appeals to all European movements for democracy and international solidarity to join it in challenging national anti-terrorist legislations, the ‘terrorist list’ of the European Union, and the so-called ‘international war on terror’. Through present anti-terrorist legislation, European states have attempted to curb the freedom of expression and the political rights of their citizens, including their right to extend moral and material support to resistance and liberation movements. In the past year ‘Rebellion’ has publicly, and in direct conflict with Danish anti-terrorism legislation, transferred substantial funds to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). An important criterion for our choice of organizations is that they seek to further secular, democratic, and humanist goals. The Danish Ministry of Justice and police authorities have as yet not raised criminal charges against ‘Rebellion’. In order to further such a step, both the Colombian ambassador to the Nordic countries and vice-president Santos have had talks with officials from the Ministry of Justice and the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Copenhagen. We appeal to other European organizations to join us in a continuing challenge to European anti-terrorist legislation and the ‘terrorist list’ of the European Union. We envisage the following elements in the campaign: -Collection of funds within each country with list of those willing to stand forward as signatories. It would be inadvisable to open accounts, as these may be subject to seizure. -A goal of at least 100 signatories and at least 1000 Euro within each participating country should be set. Involving prominent citizens in the initiative would be of great advantage. -Publication of the initiative within each country when these goals are met, or at whatever time seems appropriate within the national context. -Conference of all participating organizations to be held in Copenhagen in 2006, where a collective transfer of funds to resistance and liberation movements is announced. -Publication of a conference manifesto on the so-called ‘war on terror’, reiterating solidarity with the international struggle against illegitimate state power and foreign occupation. We hope that this appeal will be welcomed by your organization, and that the initiative will be taken up and developed in as daring a manner as possible within each national context. The association ‘Rebellion’ can be contacted at following postal address: Foreningen Opror C/O Blaagaardens Medborgerhus Blaagaards Plads 3 2200 Copenhagen N Denmark, Or at opror@linuxmail.org Our website is at www.opror.net _____

Feb. 21, 2006

Divestment From Israel In Its Fifth Year: A History and Method for US and European Activists By Eyad Kishawi

Divestment From Israel In Its Fifth Year: A History and Method for US and European Activists By Eyad Kishawi: "Divestment From Israel In Its Fifth Year: A History and Method for US and European Activists By Eyad Kishawi Al-Jazeerah, January 19, 2006 Introduction The purpose of this article is to introduce the notion of Divestment from Israel to activists involved in Palestine work and equip others who are well versed in the topic with tools that can systematically advance the struggle against the Apartheid State of Israel, who is in turn a proxy of US imperialism. We start from the assumption that victory is an accumulation of incremental successes and that a systematic approach is necessary to maintain a positive trend of accumulation. We assert a discourse that is consistent with the objective of dismantling the exclusionary-racist structures of Israel, and then we propose a sector-based approach to tactically proliferate the discourse. We end with a “cookbook” for launching a divestment movement in different contexts. "

Feb. 17, 2006

Administration Outsources Operations Of Six U.S. Ports To OBL-friendly United Arab Emirates

Clearly an effort at enabling Al Queda, enticing them into making an another attack. They can use this new attack on American soil to finish what they started in the wake of 9/11. And following this attack, they will surely declare martial law, making their take-over a virtual fait-accompli. As well, they will then be able to deflect the wave of indictments that threaten to reveal the full extent of the massive deception they have perpetrated on the American people. This deception is a house of cards that depended on fear as its foundation. Of course they were able to generate this fear by wisely using an all-to-willing media that knows terror headlines sell papers and prime-time advertisers. But unfortunately, with time the hysteria following 9/11 has now dissapated to a point where government scandal sells better than terror rumours. This is very, very bad for the neocons. And so they have rightly determined that only another attack will deflect attention from their misdeeds and the impending investigations thereof that would reveal everything from Corruption, Perjury, Treason, Lying to Congress, to a Grand Jury, of war-profiteering, of improper use of government funds for personal political and financial gain....etc. etc, etc.. Indeed, if the whole truth were known I believe a new law, like those invented at the Nuremberg trials, would be needed in order to capture the totality of the evil that now occupies the White House. Mycos ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Think Progress » Administration Outsources Operations Of Six U.S. Ports To The United Arab Emirates: "Administration Outsources Operations Of Six U.S. Ports To The United Arab Emirates The Bush administration has outsourced the operation of six of the nation’s largest ports to a company owned by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a country with troubling ties to international terrorism. The $6.8 billion sale would mean that the state-controlled Dubai Ports World would control “the ports of New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, New Orleans, Miami and Philadelphia.”"

Full Text: U.S. v. Libby Indictment

Full Text: U.S. v. Libby Indictment: "Full Text: U.S. v. Libby Indictment Office of Special Counsel Friday, October 28, 2005; 1:49 PM Following is the full text of the indictment of Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, after a two-year investigation into the leak of a CIA agent's identity:"

Feb. 16, 2006

2004 Election Fraud Challenge for Mathemeticians

Statisticians Recommend New Measures to Ensure Vote Count Accuracy and Release 'Ohio’s 2004 Exit Poll Analysis for Novices': " Why should Americans care about possible 2004 vote miscounts? The 2004 election is over. It’s old news. The only reason for rehashing prior elections is to ensure that our votes are counted the way voters intend in the future. Should Americans trust that our votes are counted accurately; or is wholesale electronic election tampering occurring? How could the evidence of vote tampering be hidden? Is the future of democracy and U.S. elections at stake? The U.S. press has dismissed exit polls as surprisingly inaccurate in the 2004 presidential election when exit polls conflicted with official vote counts. Were Exit Polls Wrong or Vote Counts Altered?"

Feb. 15, 2006

Abramoff claimed close ties to Rove

St. Paul Pioneer Press | 02/14/2006 | Abramoff claimed close ties to Rove: "Abramoff claimed close ties to Rove White House calls him a 'casual acquaintance' BY JOHN SOLOMON and PETE YOST Associated Presss WASHINGTON — Three former associates of Jack Abramoff said Monday that the now-disgraced lobbyist frequently told them during his lobbying work he had strong ties to the White House through presidential confidant Karl Rove. The White House said Monday that Rove remembers meeting Abramoff at a 1990s political meeting and considered the lobbyist a 'casual acquaintance' since President Bush took office in 2001. New questions have arisen about Abramoff's ties to the White House since a photo emerged over the weekend showing Abramoff with Bush. Three former business associates of Abramoff, who worked with the lobbyist in various roles between 2001 and 2004, said that Abramoff routinely mentioned Rove when talking about his influence inside the White House."

Feb. 14, 2006

Georgia Bows to Pressure -Deibold

....And conspires to have the 2006 federal eleactions to be illegally manipulated by allowing Diebold vote tabulation machines to be used despite overwhelming evidence that these machines do not meet federal standards. CountTheVote.org

Feb. 13, 2006

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Holds a Hearing on Wartime Executive Power and the NSA's Surveillance Authority

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Holds a Hearing on Wartime Executive Power and the NSA's Surveillance Authority: "U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Holds a Hearing on Wartime Executive Power and the NSA's Surveillance Authority Part I of IV CQ Transcriptions Monday, February 6, 2006; 3:05 PM FEBRUARY 6, 2006"

The Charleston Gazette - print:

The Charleston Gazette - print:: "February 07, 2006 Soldier pays for armor # Army demanded $700 from city man who was wounded By Eric Eyre Staff writer The last time 1st Lt. William “Eddie” Rebrook IV saw his body armor, he was lying on a stretcher in Iraq, his arm shattered and covered in blood. A field medic tied a tourniquet around Rebrook’s right arm to stanch the bleeding from shrapnel wounds. Soldiers yanked off his blood-soaked body armor. He never saw it again. But last week, Rebrook was forced to pay $700 for that body armor, blown up by a roadside bomb more than a year ago. He was leaving the Army for good because of his injuries. He turned in his gear at his base in Fort Hood, Texas. He was informed there was no record that the body armor had been stripped from him in battle. He was told to pay nearly $700 or face not being discharged for weeks, perhaps months." cont....

Feb. 8, 2006

Statement of Senator Russ Feingold on the President's Warrantless Wiretapping Program

Statement of Senator Russ Feingold on the President's Warrantless Wiretapping Program: "Statement of Senator Russ Feingold On the President’s Warrantless Wiretapping Program As Prepared for Delivery From the Senate Floor Listen to my Statement From the Senate Floor February 7, 2006 Mr. President, last week the President of the United States gave his State of the Union address, where he spoke of America’s leadership in the world, and called on all of us to “lead this world toward freedom.” Again and again, he invoked the principle of freedom, and how it can transform nations, and empower people around the world. But, almost in the same breath, the President openly acknowledged that he has ordered the government to spy on Americans, on American soil, without the warrants required by law. The President issued a call to spread freedom throughout the world, and then he admitted that he has deprived Americans of one of their most basic freedoms under the Fourth Amendment -- to be free from unjustified government intrusion. The President was blunt. He said that he had authorized the NSA’s domestic spying program, and he made a number of misleading arguments to defend himself. His words got rousing applause from Republicans, and I think even some Democrats. The President was blunt, so I will be blunt: This"

Jan. 17, 2006

domagojmargetic.com

Write to Lunarpages.com and ask them not to shut down domagojmargetic.com Please writte to US company Lunarpages.com and ask them not to shut down web site of croatian journalist and publicist Domagoj Margetic – www.domagojmargetic.com from their servers. Ask them not to act on the ICTY order to shut down Margetic's web site, but to stand up for press and Internet freedoms and freedom of speach. Ask them to support and continue to provide servers for domagojmargetic.com, which is first prohibited web site in Croatia. Their e mail is: support@lunarpages.com and their web site is www.lunarpages.com. Thank you for your help! UPI Intelligence Watch By JOHN C.K. DALY UPI International Correspondent WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) The International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991, more commonly referred to as the "International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia" or "ICTY," has issued an injunction to the California-based server and host www.lunarpages.com. The court wants it to remove Croatian journalist Domagoj Margetic's Web site postings of 1997 secret testimony by a protected witness, Croatian President Stipe Mesic, during the ICTY trial of former Bosnian Croat general Tihomir Blaskic. Mesic gave the testimony while he was an opposition politician. In 2005 the ICTY court based in The Hague charged Margetic with contempt of court for publishing the testimony. The saga began last Wednesday when Margetic first posted Mesic's testimony on his Web site, www.domagojmargetic.com. on a Zagreb-based server. The next day police official Marijan Benko said that the police were ordered to block the audio recording of the testimony posted on the Web site and the Zagreb county court issued an order to close it down. HINA news agency reported Croatian Interior Ministry spokesman Zlatko Mehun said that acting on the judge's order the Zagreb crime police also searched the host computer and its components. Margetic then shifted his material to the California-based host. Zagreb's Vjecernji List reported that Margetic said, "I believe that the United States will prevent the U.N. war crimes tribunal from trampling on basic press freedoms. The ball is now in America's court. I believe that as a journalist the United States will not allow this assault on freedom of information to happen." Domagoj Margetic croatian journalist, publicist, columnist ICTY indictee www.domagojmargetic.com

Jan. 16, 2006

[“The Republican Party has been hijacked by the religious fanatics that, in my opinion, aren’t a whole lot different than Osama bin Laden and a lot of the other religious nuts around the world." --Paul Hackett] Truly, a man among men. Hopefully his words will trigger the chain of events in which the spell Americans have been under finally dissapates. The veil drops and they realize the evil nature of those who currently occupy the White House. Mycos ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hackett Responds to Republican Party Attacks [Press release] COLUMBUS, OH - Paul Hackett, the Iraq war veteran and Ohio U.S. Senate candidate who shocked the nation and energized the Democratic Party last summer with his candor, stands by his views on religious fanaticism reported Sunday in the Columbus Dispatch. “I said it. I meant it. I stand behind it. Equal justice under the law for all regardless of who they are and how they were born is fundamental to our American spirit and our American freedoms. Any person or group that argues that the law should not apply equally to all Americans is, frankly, un-American.” “The Republican Party has been hijacked by religious fanatics, who are out of touch with mainstream America. Think of the recent comments by Pat Robertson – a religious fanatic by any measure – that the United States should assassinate a democratically elected leader in Venezuela, and that Ariel Sharon’s stroke was divine punishment because Sharon wished to trade land for peace.” “Since the Republican Party has been utterly unable to stand for something positive, they have created an atmosphere of fear and intimidation, and have pandered to religious fanatics not to vote for something they believe in, but to vote against their fellow Americans with whom they disagree. Those among us who would use religion and politics to divide rather than unite Americans should be ashamed.” OHIO REPUBLICAN PARTY PRESS RELEASE FOLLOWS: Ohio GOP Chair Condemns Hackett Hate Speech Bennett Calls on Democratic Senate Candidate to Apologize Columbus, OH - Ohio Republican Party Chairman Bob Bennett called today on Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Paul Hackett to publicly apologize for hateful and incendiary remarks about people of faith. According to The Columbus Dispatch, Hackett accused the overwhelming majority of Ohioans of being “un-American” because they voted to support a constitutional amendment prohibiting gay marriage. He continued: “The Republican Party has been hijacked by the religious fanatics that, in my opinion, aren’t a whole lot different than Osama bin Laden and a lot of the other religious nuts around the world,” he said. “The challenge is for the rest of us moderate Americans and citizens of the world to put down the fork and spoon, turn off the TV, and participate in the process and try to push back on these radical nuts – and they are nuts.” (Column, “Candid Candidate: Hackett calls ‘em like he sees ‘em,” The Columbus Dispatch, 1/15/06) Bennett condemned Hackett’s remarks and called on his counterpart, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern, to join him in denouncing the intolerance and demanding a public apology. “Paul Hackett’s attempt to compare Christian conservatives to terrorists is abhorrent and completely inappropriate. These intolerant views have no place in the public debate, and I hope his fellow Democrats reject this divisive hate speech. Hackett has shown repeatedly that he will say or do anything to get attention, and it’s unfortunate that views like his are embraced by the Democratic Party. I think, Mr. Hackett, you’ve once again proven who real ‘radical nut’ is.”

Jan. 15, 2006

AlterNet: Chomsky: 'There Is No War On Terror'

And the real tragedy of today is that the man is merely stating the obvious. How it came to pass that so many millions of people could be so thoroughly befuddled about what is really going on around them....to become so ignorant as to the sheer enormity, the totality of the lies and deception that is taking place before their very eyes without the vast majority of them having the slightest clue. So many people who have become something practically subhuman; mere shoppers....live live to work and consume what they produce....a life as meaningless as that of simple bacteria. Who is going to lead them back to life? Who? How? Mycos~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ AlterNet: Chomsky: 'There Is No War On Terror': "Chomsky: 'There Is No War On Terror' By Geov Parrish, AlterNet. Posted January 14, 2006. The acclaimed critic of U.S. foreign policy analyzes Bush's current political troubles, the war on Iraq, and what's really behind the global 'war on terror.'"

Jan. 14, 2006

UN court orders U.S. company to muzzle secret testimony

UN court orders U.S. company to muzzle secret testimony A Croatian journalist charged by the UN war crimes tribunal with contempt of court for publishing the secret testimony of a protected witness on the Internet on Friday moved his website to a U.S. server and host, prompting the tribunal to issue an order demanding the California company terminate the site. Domagoj Margetic on Wednesday posted on his personal website what appeared to be testimony by Croatian President Stipe Mesic during the 1997 trial of former Bosnian Croat general Tihomir Blaskic, press reports said. By early Thursday, the audio recording of the testimony posted on Margetic's website was blocked by police order, police official Marijan Benko said. The Zagreb county court on Thursday issued an order to close down and terminate Margetic's website, www.domagojmargetic.com. Margetic then switched the information on his website--including the secret testimony--to a U.S.-based server and host, www.lunarpages.com, located in California. "I believe that the United States will prevent the UN war crimes tribunal from trampling on basic press freedoms," Margetic said. "The ball is now in America's court. I believe that as a journalist the U.S. will not allow this assault on freedom of information to happen." The Zagreb-based Vjecerni List reports that the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague will issue a court order to the California firm to take down and remove Margetic's website. Meanwhile, Mesic's office said the president wanted to remove the secrecy from his testimony. "Mesic agreed that Zagreb asks from the UN court to remove the notion of secrecy from his testimony in order that it becomes available to the Croatian public," his spokeswoman Danijela Barisic told AFP. Last year the UN tribunal in The Hague charged Margetic, a former journalist with the conservative Hrvatsko Slovo newspaper, four other Croatian journalists and the country's former intelligence chief with contempt of court for revealing the identity of a witness during the trial. The witness was Mesic, according to local media. They have all pleaded not guilty.

Jan. 8, 2006

Report Rebuts Bush on Spying

When is this man going finally going to be impeached? He has broken more laws since the start of his disastrous term than the vast majority of people already serving time. We know that!!! They can be listed, one after another! I realize that there's a tendency to not want to switch horses during the middle of a "war" (it's an occupation just as surely as the ILLEGAL occupation of Palestine by Israel), but if you don't switch, America will be doomed to an ongoing series of wars, a strategy laid out for all to see in the PNAC document. You have to choose! War in an effort to dominate the world like the Soviets felt was the right thing to do , or peace with business as usual? Mycos~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Report Rebuts Bush on Spying: "Report Rebuts Bush on Spying Domestic Action's Legality Challenged By Carol D. Leonnig Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, January 7, 2006; Page A01 A report by Congress's research arm concluded yesterday that the administration's justification for the warrantless eavesdropping authorized by President Bush conflicts with existing law and hinges on weak legal arguments."