November 25, 2003
The Hybrid Series #14: Bush Policies Are Weapons of Mass Destruction
Here is yet another large compilation of various important news and info, the 150th compilation I've prepared for you this year, each taking at least 5 hours to prepare, dispatch and archive, not counting the 23 Meditation Focus so far in 2003 and the few French compilations I could also sent, representing approximately 5,000 pages of material. I'm not good at asking those things but if you find this service useful to you and would like to express your appreciation for it and have never sent any donation - which is the case for 97% of the people on this list - then please review the relevant details at the very end of the last part of this compilation. Using the PayPal system if you are registered (using firstname.lastname@example.org as the recipient) would really be the best way to contribute or simply sending cash in an envelope as checks in US dollars are now frozen for up to a month here before I can use them. And right now with no significant income for the last 4 months - since I did not ask for any donations for a good while now, precious few have been forthcoming - it would sure be helpful.
If you are not in a position to contribute, please be assured that it is PERFECTLY OK! The circulation of energy is not in any way limited to something as material of money. As far as I'm concerned, Love is the only true viable currency we need, and I'm absolutely blessed with the good vibes I feel from all of you whenever I open to it....... Really! This exchange of Love amongst all of us and beyond is what truly makes this Earth Rainbow Network so intensely powerful and vibrant. Just give it a try and open yourself to these blissful waves of Oneness and Compassion emanating from everyone else's hearts and souls... Now!.......
Love, Light and blessings to all of you
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
This compilation is archived at http://www.EarthRainbowNetwork.com/Archives2003/Hybrid14.htm
P.S. Helen Engel email@example.com> mentioned to me that as of Nov 24, she has more than 50 people listed as interested to be part of the First contact with our brother and sisters from outer space.
Note also that the Italian translation of "CHANGE THE WORLD! - DECIDE WHETHER WE SHOULD SHOW UP!" is now available at
http://www.EarthRainbowNetwork.com/Archives2003/Decidete.htm - while the Czech version is at http://www.EarthRainbowNetwork.com/Archives2003/MameUkazat.htm
"The worst government is the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression."
"Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of today."
- Theodore Roosevelt
"I know where weapons of mass destruction are...
Joblessness is a weapon of mass destruction.
Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction.
Homelessness is a weapon of mass destruction.
Poor health care is a weapon of mass destruction.
And when the government lies to the American people,
Mr. Bush, that is a weapon of mass destruction!!"
- Dennis Kucinich, May 2003 (Forwarded by "David Workman" firstname.lastname@example.org>)
"I talking to the cop in front of me, who is snarling back. The cop behind him is the one who has been out of control and beating people, and the crowd begins chanting his badge number. One of the cops has a small, mean looking gun with a long snout and he aims it at me and shoots me directly in the eye with a stream of pepper spray. The stuff covers my face and hair and streams down my arm. I still have my contact lenses in and my hands are now soaked in pepper spray so I cant pull them out myself. We all fall back, move away from the cops who are shooting rubber bullets at us all. Lisa gets shot in the hip. The cops also stop, and I ask Andy to take my lens out but he doesnt know how. The stuff burns but half of all pain is panic and Im not panicked, just concerned because lenses can trap the oil and cause permanent damage. Lisa comes over and pulls the lens out for me and I am washing my eyes with water and then they get the medics to wash them out with the liquid antacid solution weve found most effective. Elizabeth has been badly sprayed as well and I tell her, Fifteen minutesjust remember its going to hurt for fifteen minutes and then it will be all right."
- Starhawk email@example.com> in her Miami Update (Nov 20)
"In the middle of the debrief, a friend comes up and tells me that Abby and her friends have been badly beaten up, jumped by cops on their way home to their hotel, her sweet, lovely face pushed into the pavement.. "We could kill you here," the cops tell them. I am really shaken. During the break I go off into the field and lay my head in Rubys lap and just sob. She asks me what I am seeing and I really cant even sayI feel like Im staring hard into the dark heart of cruelty and seeing more bad things headed our way. Two other dear young women, friends of mine, have been arrested and they are immigrants and Im afraid of what will happen to them."
- Starhawk - Taken from URGENT Miami support still needed! Update 11/21-22
WORTHY OF YOUR ATTENTION
Eye on Infinity (Absolutely amazing pictures)
The steadfast Hubble Telescope takes the long view of space and time as it orbits the Earth, transmitting images of astronomical beauty and import.
Peace Flash animation with music
Recommended by Aradhana firstname.lastname@example.org>
See graphic pictures and read articles about the anti-FTAA protests in Miami last week
General Tommy Franks calls for Repeal of US Constitution (A MUST READ!!) (Nov 23)
by Michel Chossudovsky
"Franks scenario goes much further. He is the first high-ranking official to openly speculate that the Constitution could be scrapped in favor of a military form of government." (...) Franks' interview suggests that an Al Qaeda sponsored terrorist attack will be used as a "trigger mechanism" for a military coup d'état in America. Franks is alluding to a so-called "Pearl Harbor type event" which would be used as a justification for declaring a State of emergency, leading to the establishment of a military government. In many regards, the militarisation of civilian State institutions is already functional under the facade of a bogus democracy. General Franks has nonetheless identified with cynical accuracy the precise scenario whereby military rule will be established: "a terrorist, massive, casualty-producing event [will occur] somewhere in the Western world it may be in the United States of America that causes our population to question our own Constitution and to begin to militarize our country in order to avoid a repeat of another mass, casualty-producing event."This statement from an individual who was actively involved in military and intelligence planning at the highest levels, suggests that the "militarisation of our country" is an ongoing operational assumption. It is part of the broader "Washington consensus". It identifies the Bush administration's "roadmap" of war and Homeland Defense. Needless to say, it is also an integral part of the neoliberal agenda. The "terrorist massive casualty-producing event" is presented by General Franks as a crucial political turning point. The resulting crisis and social turmoil are intended to facilitate a major shift in US political, social and institutional structures. In the words of David Rockefeller: "We are on the verge of global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order." (...) What is terrifying in General Franks' statement is that it accurately reflects official US foreign policy. It comes from a man who obeys orders emanating from the military command structure. (...) Franks offered his assessment on a number of topics to Cigar Aficionado, including: President Bush: As I look at President Bush, I think he will ultimately be judged as a man of extremely high character. A very thoughtful man, not having been appraised properly by those who would say hes not very smart. I find the contrary. I think hes very, very bright. And I suspect that hell be judged as a man who led this country through a crease in history effectively. Probably well think of him in years to come as an American hero. CLIP - THIS COULD POSSIBLY BE ONE OF THE REASONS WHY FIRST CONTACT MUST NOW PROCEED WITH NO FURTHER DELAY...
Another flash animation comparing Bush to Hitler and their legacy
Doing business with the enemy is nothing new to the Bush family. Much of the Bush family wealth came from supplying needed raw materials and credit to Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. Several business operations managed by Prescott Bush - the president's grandfather - were seized by the US government during World War II under the Trading with the Enemy Act.
Take a sneak-peek at GFP's entries for the MoveOn.com's 'Bush Lies in 30 seconds' contest.
2. Feedback on The Arisen Phoenix Series #1
3. Concern about implants
4. More from the Mayan Elders
5. Russian Compound Detention Center in Israel
6. The Bush Administration has unleashed the FBI against its political opponents
7. IMPORTANT HEALTH CONSUMER ALERT
Good News!! Bush suffers energy defeat (Nov 22)
Senate blocks bill with subsidies for the oil and gas industry - WASHINGTON -- In a stinging and rare defeat for President Bush in the Republican-controlled Congress, the Senate voted Friday to block a massive energy bill that would have provided billions in subsidies to the oil and gas industry. Supporters failed by two votes to reach the 60-vote supermajority needed to stop a Democratic-led filibuster and bring the $31 billion legislation to a final vote.
Sweeping new emergency laws to counter UK terror (Nov 23)
Sweeping measures to deal with terrorist attacks and other emergencies are to be announced this week, giving the Government power to over-ride civil liberties in times of crisis, and evacuate threatened areas, restrict people's movements and confiscate property. The Civil Contingencies Bill, which covers every kind of disaster from terrorism to the weather, will be the biggest shake-up of emergency laws since the early part of the last century, replacing legislation which saw the UK through a world war and the IRA bombing campaign. Some of the proposals in the draft version of the Bill, drawn up in the summer, have alarmed civil rights activists, notably a clause that gives the Government the power to suspend parts or all of the Human Rights Act without a vote by MPs. Once an emergency has been proclaimed by the Queen, the Government can order the destruction of property, order people to evacuate an area or ban them from travelling, and "prohibit assemblies of specified kinds" and "other specified activities". If these rules had been in force during the Iraq war, critics say, they could have been used to to ban street demonstrations, making anyone who travelled to protest guilty of a criminal offence. (...) The US already has the Patriot Act, rushed through Congress after the 11 September attacks, which has been criticised for its effect on civil liberties. Such fears will have been heightened yesterday by General Tommy Franks, who commanded the coalition troops in Iraq and who has become the first high-ranking US official to talk openly about scrapping the Constitution in the wake of a major terrorist attack. "The worst thing that could happen is if terrorists acquire and then use a biological, chemical or nuclear weapon that inflicts heavy casualties," he warned. The effect of an attack on that scale could be to provoke Americans to "question our own Constitution and to begin to militarise our country in order to avoid a repeat of another mass, casualty-producing event - which in fact, then begins to unravel the fabric of our Constitution," he said.
UK: The Police State Is Here (Nov 23)
(...) Under the guise of the war on terror we are witnessing the destruction of democracy in order to protect it. As predicted here, the government is introducing its own version of the Patriot Act. Innocuously entitled the "Civil Contingencies Bill" if passed it abolishes civil rights of all kinds under the cover of the war on terror and an "emergency". And was Cooper's innocent remark made in the light of the fact that he knew this bill was coming down the turnpike? The linkage is clear between chaos and order, chaos is al-Queda and order by the removal of all our hard-won freedoms and the creation of a de facto police state.
US Must Become Worldwide Big Persistent ISR Would Allow U.S. Military to Function as Strike Force
The U.S. military must cast an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance net over the world to keep a watchful eye on the current threat - a smart and patient enemy with access to commercial technology, a senior Army official said Nov. 17.
Mission Creep Hits Home (Nov 23)
Los Angeles Times | Military Actively Involved in Domestic Spying - American armed forces are assuming major new domestic policing and surveillance roles. Preoccupied with the war in Iraq and still traumatized by Sept. 11, 2001, the American public has paid little attention to some of what is being done inside the United States in the name of anti-terrorism. Under the banner of "homeland security," the military and intelligence communities are implementing far-reaching changes that blur the lines between terrorism and other kinds of crises and will break down long-established barriers to military action and surveillance within the U.S.
Military gets break from environmental rules (Nov 24 - VERY BAD NEWS!)
President Bush is expected to sign a bill Monday easing restrictions on DOD that deal with whales and rare species. (...) The bill allows the Navy to redefine "harassment" under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, making it easier to use low- frequency sonar suspected of
harming whales and dolphins. The Pentagon's $401 billion authorization bill for the 2004 fiscal year also exempts military bases from stringent habitat-protection requirements under the federal Endangered Species Act.
Ozone Layer "Sacrificed" To Lift Re-election Prospects (Nov 23 - The Cherry on the Cake!)
President George Bush has brought the international treaty aimed at repairing the Earth's vital ozone layer close to breakdown, risking millions of cancers, to benefit strawberry and tomato growers in the electorally critical state of Florida, The Independent on Sunday can reveal. His administration is insisting on a sharp increase in spraying of the most dangerous ozone-destroying chemical still in use, the pesticide methyl bromide, even though it is due to be phased out under the Montreal Protocol in little more than a year. And it has threatened that the United States could withdraw from the treaty's provisions altogether if its demand is not met. Talks on the unprecedented demand broke down without agreement at the conference in Nairobi this month as US delegates refused to consider any compromise.
Public Growing Tired of Being Mislead on Facts in Iraq
At least one in three Americans believe that George W. Bush should face impeachment for misleading the public and Congress about Saddam's weapons of mass destruction to create support for war on Iraq. This is a new finding from a national survey conducted by the Retro Poll organization between October 29 and November 12. The actual proportion supporting impeachment was 40% but with a margin of error of plus or minus 8%, 1 in 3 remains a conservative population estimate. "We are seeing a rising tide of public anger that no one is paying attention to", said Dr. Marc Sapir, Retro Poll's Director.
Correct Answers and Citations to November 2003 Poll
I Know When Bush Is Lying: His Lips Move (Nov 21 by John Pilger)
(...) Blair must know his game is over. Bush's reception in Britain demonstrated that; and the CIA has now announced that the Iraqi resistance is "broad, strong and getting stronger", with numbers estimated at 50,000. "We could lose this situation," says a report to the White House. The goal now is to "plan the endgame". Their lying has finally become satire. (...) An unprecedented gathering of senior American intelligence officers, diplomats and former Pentagon officials met in Washington the other day to say, in the words of Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst and friend of Bush's father: "Now we know that no other president of the United States has ever lied so baldly and so often and so demonstrably . . . The presumption now has to be that he's lying any time that he's saying anything."
"The President Ought to be Ashamed" (Nov 21)
Former Sen. Max Cleland blasts Bush's "Nixonian" stonewalling of the 9/11 commission, his "lies" about Iraq, and his flight-suit photo op on the USS Lincoln after "hiding out" during Vietnam.
George W. Bush Loves Michael Jackson (Nov 21)
A number of explosions tore through the British consulate in Turkey today, killing scores of people. George W. Bush is in England, surrounded on all sides by enraged British citizens whose massive protests have required nearly every police officer in London to be put on the line of defense. This is happening in a nation that has been, both in government and among the populace, one of the strongest allies America has ever known. There are a couple of wars happening in Iraq and Afghanistan, neither of which are going very well. A great many soldiers and civilians have died in the last year. Osama bin Laden is still on the loose, and after nearly 750 days, the American people have still been given no explanation for why September 11 happened. It is 3:16 p.m. on Thursday afternoon as I write this. CNN has been covering, with total exclusivity, a parking lot outside a police station for the last hour. They covered an airplane landing. They covered the same airplane sitting still on the tarmac. They covered the airplane slowly moving into a hangar. All the while, talking head after talking head explored every conceivable facet of the parking lot, the plane, the tarmac, and the hangar, as well as a variety of parallel issues. No stone of data was left unturned. Why? Michael Jackson is about to surrender to police. In the last two years, CNN has not devoted this much energy and coverage to any story in the manner that is unfolding right now. Enron, the stock market, the reasons for September 11, the nomination of Henry Kissinger to chair the investigation into that event, the disinformation that was pushed by the Bush administration before the attack on Iraq, the civilian casualties during the attack on Iraq, the American troop casualties during and after the attack on Iraq, the missing weapons of mass destruction, the missing Osama bin Laden, the war in Afghanistan that is far from over, the outing of a CIA agent by the Bush administration in an act of political revenge, and about two hundred other explosive stories did not get the attention that Michael Jackson is getting now. CLIP
Bush Signs $401 Billion Defense Bill, Says U.S. Military Faces 'Historic Task' in Terror Fight
WASHINGTON Nov. 24 President Bush signed a $401.3 billion defense authorization bill Monday, saying members of the U.S. armed forces are facing "a great and historic task" in confronting and defeating the forces of terrorism.
Politics, pipelines converge in Georgia (Nov 24)
Joe Vialls: An amazing geopolitical assessment! (Nov 19)
See also the ensuing debate about this controversial Vialls article
This was also discussed in this other article recently recommended...
Countdown to Armageddon?
One last Note: It is important to keep in mind that such writings by Vialls may very well be part of a deception strategy by dark forces to keep us entrapped into the fear mode. So please focus your attention on all this above ONLY if you feel certain that Light is prevailing.
Vialls Story Could Have Merit After All (I also found this on Jeff Rinse site)
According to this article from The Jerusalem Post, even the US is concerned that Israel will unilaterally strike Iran's nuclear facilities soon. This after striking inside Syria. How long will the Islam/Arab world wait to end it all in the long awaited Armageddon? It appears Israel can do anything they damn well please with all the nukes they have. It would take something just like Mr. Vialls reported to stop them in their tracks, I think. US Concerned Israel Will Attack Iran's Nuclear Reactor CLIP
Russia Ready To Vaporize Israel? Pt 1
Russia Ready To Vaporize Israel? Pt 2 (With pictures of the new Onyx cruise missile)
Vladimir Putin hammers the final nail into Israels coffin (...) Though Sunburn can fly 150 kilometers at Mach 2.1 [1,520 mph] at an average altitude of 60 feet, Onyx leaves this performance for dead. Using the same launch tubes as Sunburn, Onyx streaks along its extended 200+ kilometer flight path at a blistering Mach 2.9 [2,100 mph], while hugging the ground even closer at an average altitude of only 45 feet. Onyx is 100% Fire and Forget, meaning that once out of the launch tube, flight management is entirely automatic, and you can forget the doomed 93,000-ton aircraft carrier sitting meekly down range, only minutes away from being converted into environmentally-friendly heat and light. Though SS-N-25 deployment might seem like giant overkill, this is far from being the case, because Onyx differs from Sunburn in one utterly crucial way. So great is the kinetic energy at the point of impact on the target, that Onyx can sink an American aircraft carrier using only a conventional penetrating warhead. Those boffins who might doubt this should calculate the impact energy of 5,500 pounds of missile striking a carrier at a terminal velocity of 2,460 feet per second. Onyx means that Russia or China can sink American aircraft carriers at will without ever having to escalate to nuclear warfare, which gives both countries a massive strategic advantage. CLIP
Who Is Joe Vialls?
Kucinich Posts Secret Diebold Memos On His Web Site
(...) Diebold has been using coercive legal claims to intimidate internet service providers and even universities to shut down websites with mlinks to its memos and remove the memo content. Under copyright laws, however, universities are exempt, and posting links to the memos is not considered a violation of the law. By abusing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Diebold has intimidated numerous internet service providers to comply with its requests. The damage is two-fold: 1) limiting the publics information about the security of its voting machines, and 2) expanding corporate control over our most free medium of expression, the Internet. Congressman Kucinich is working to address these problems by providing some of Diebolds internal memos on this site to increase public access, drafting legislation to address software security problems, and working to investigate Diebolds legal abuses. Congressman Kucinich is working with his Congressional colleagues to draft legislation that would create an open-source design process for voting machine software. This process would ensure public oversight and transparency, as well as establish the most secure voting software for citizens to cast their votes.
Protestors Rally Against Bush's Visit to London
LONDON, Nov. 20 - Tens of thousands of demonstrators in Trafalgar Square cheered and whistled today as a papier-mâché effigy of President Bush, painted gold to resemble the toppled statue of Saddam Hussein, was yanked to the ground at a peaceful rally. Marching their way through the heart of the city as dusk settled over Big Ben, the protesters took to the streets to express their anger over Mr. Bush's state visit, his policy on Iraq and his close alliance with Prime Minister Tony Blair. The protest, which the police say was 70,000 strong and the organizers put at 150,000, was one of the biggest-ever midweek demonstrations in London. The police lined the streets along the demonstration route to ensure order, and succeeded in large measure.
Organizers Say 300,000 Protested Bush in London
Reuters: Around 100,000 protesters marched through London and tore down a mock statue of visiting Resident Bush Thursday, many of them convinced his policies were to blame for anti-British bombs in Turkey. Demonstrators of all ages beat drums and blew whistles along a 3-mile route that took them past parliament and the end of Downing Street, where crowds paused to jeer toward Prime Minister Tony Blair's office. When they reached Trafalgar Square, protesters felled a 20-foot papier mache statue of Bush in a parody of the toppling of a statue of Saddam Hussein when U.S. troops swept into Baghdad. In its top pocket was a puppet with a grinning Blair face... Organizers estimated as many as 300,000 people had taken part in the demonstration. A police crowd control officer on the ground put the turn-out at above 120,000, while Scotland Yard's press office said there were 70,000 protesters.
Going Backwards (November 21)
Patriot Act Expansion Moves Through Congress - WASHINGTON -- Congress is poised to approve new legislation that amounts to the first substantive expansion of the controversial USA Patriot Act since it was approved just after the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and the Pentagon. Acting at the Bush administration's behest, a joint House-Senate conference committee has approved a provision in the 2004 Intelligence Authorization bill that will permit the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to demand records from a number of businesses--without the approval of a judge or grand jury --if it deems them relevant to a counter-terrorism investigation.
JFK, 9-11, and the REAL America: Tying It All Together
An organic reconsideration of US history and major "conspiracy theories" of the past 40 years, including those pertaining to the 9-11 attack, and how they shed light on America's present drift into fascism. (...) Until the full case against Al Qa'eda is made available for public review, we have absolutely no assurance that this "proof" isn't exactly like the "proof" of Iraq's weapons programs -- i.e., a big fat lie from top to bottom. On these terms, wholesale acceptance of the hijacker scenario will continue to be what it has always been: a pathetic display of blind faith in this administration's utterances, and in those of its media accomplices. At present, it is astonishing that anyone places faith of any kind in either party: by means of the "WMD" debacle, both have proven themselves amoral, duplicitous, and utterly devoid of humanity. Indeed, why do we give them so much as a moment of our attention? No one with a lick of sense would do this. A rigorous civilian investigation of 9-11 would help resolve such doubts. If Bush and the rest were standing on firm ground, they would fully support such a thing. Instead, they have worked to thwart both its formation and its progress, using every resource within their reach. Some time last year, they seem to have realized they were only fueling suspicions this way, so Bush grudgingly approved an "independent" investigation. The arrogance of this bunch is so disabling, however, that they actually damaged their credibility even further by naming Henry Kissinger to lead it. This is a man whose dedication to "US interests" verges on homicidal psychosis (see his treatment of Cambodians 1970, Chileans 1973, East Timorese and Kurds 1975, MUCH more). He could only be expected to skew this investigation accordingly, i. e., to omit and cover up any issue not conducive to empire building. Ironically, even Henry had the sense to admit he was an inappropriate choice, thus resigning from this duty, whereupon Bush immediately returned to his original tactic of stonewalling (1). Could the man possibly have something to hide? To appreciate the ugliest possibilities of the 9-11 attack, one must first become aware of the continuous practice of such manipulations by the entire progression of American politicians. The need to cultivate this awareness is itself an enigma: if you have the honesty to see this pattern at all, its full enormity, emerging over time, will at some point cause your previous ignorance to amaze you. Imagine living your entire life with an 800-pound gorilla, then realizing one day it's not a sofa, after all.
Assassins R Us (Nov 16)
As the Iraqi resistance expands and perfects its attacks, the American military, like so many occupying armies before it, is turning to methods of warfare long outlawed by civilized nations -- assassinations and reprisals against civilians.
Republican Budget is 'Out of Control' (Nov 23)
As Congress rushes to conclude its 2003 session, Republican leaders are trying to garner votes for controversial legislation by loading the bills with billions of dollars in added costs that analysts said would expand the budget deficit for years to come. The year-end binge has alarmed analysts in Washington and on Wall Street, coming as it does after three years of presidential and congressional initiatives that have both substantially boosted government spending and shrunk its tax base. 'The U.S. budget is out of control,' the Goldman Sachs & Co. warned Friday... [The] federal budget deficit [is] already projected to rise from a record $374 billion in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 to close to or above $500 billion in the current fiscal year... 'Evidently the word 'tomorrow' no longer exists in the vocabulary of otherwise responsible members of Congress,' said Warren Rudman, a former NH Republican senator. 'They are acting as if there is no tomorrow.'
The Other Shoe - America built a prison and put the world on Death Row (Nov 24)
9-11 Families Denounce White House 'Editing' of Key Documents
The 9/11 Cover-up (Nov 21, by David Corn)
Soldiers Quit Bush's Occupation Army in Droves - How Soon Will Draft Begin?
NOBLE RHETORIC SUPPORTS DEMOCRACY WHILE IGNOBLE POLICIES SUPPORT REPRESSION http://www.fpif.org/papers/nedspeech2003.html
President George W. Bush's November 6 speech before the National Endowment for Democracy emphasizing the need for greater democracy and freedom in the Arab world, while containing a number of positive aspects, was nevertheless very misleading and all-too characteristic of the longstanding contradictory messages that have plagued U.S. policy in the Middle East. (...) Despite growing opposition to the U.S. occupation within Iraq and around the world and demands that the United States quickly turn administration of the country over to the United Nations or to the Iraqis themselves, President Bush claimed that any failure of the U.S. mission "would embolden terrorists around the world and increase dangers to the American people and extinguish the hopes of millions in the region." In reality, Amnesty International recently reported, "Since the rhetoric about war in Iraq began, and through the war itself, human rights have suffered significantly worldwide" and that "the politics around the war have ensnared millions of people, rendering them pawns as relationships between nations were forged into new strategic alliances." In announcing its 2003 human rights report, Amnesty reported, "While the overthrow of Saddam Hussein has brought greater freedom for the Iraqi people, the politics and distraction of the war in Iraq have had unintended, negative consequences for millions of people worldwide." CLIP
JUPITER IS READY FOR THE STARCHILD BIRTH (Nov 6, 2003)
"Something Wonderful" is about to happen!
Naturally, everybody is focussed on the astonishing solar activity we have witnessed recently. But events elsewhere in the solar system may soon be coming to our attention. Newly discovered in the last two weeks by astronomical observer Olivier Meeckers, is a mysterious black spot on the surface of the planet Jupiter. A minor development, noticed by only a handful, but one with very interesting potential --for reasons both scientific and symbolic. (...) In the movie's sequel, 2010, a second mission returns to Jupiter nine years later, and finds a black monolith orbiting the planet and the empty, Discovery craft. They restart HAL and also encounter Dave -who turned into a starchild in 2001. He tells them to take off for Earth immediately because "something wonderful" is going to happen. Before they can leave, the monolith disappears, and they notice a mysterious black spot on the surface of Jupiter. On their next orbit around the planet they see millions of monoliths swirling out of the spot. The monoliths swarm across Jupiter, consuming it and turning it into a second sun - a new star. There are obvious echoes in all this of the astrological star on November 8th 2003.
Check also what Boudewijn Wegerif email@example.com> wrote about this at http://www.whatmatters.nu/wmeletters/wmeletters35.html#WM-153
It's a hard time to be giving thanks? (Nov 22 - By Jackie Alan Giuliano)
It is difficult in these troubled times to give thanks, but millions of people in the U.S. will do so on Thanksgiving. However, the story that most families will tell and reflect upon is far from the truth about how this nation was settled. In fact, with nearly all of America's reasons for invading Iraq proving to be fabrications, the true tale of the invasion of North America is particularly disturbing. (...) This story is taught today in thousands of classrooms across the nation, and around the world, and is ingrained in most people's consciousness. Unfortunately, the entire story, from start to finish, is a complete lie. (...) This environmental and social devastation wrought by the European invaders of North America continues today. Oil company explorers, miners and loggers continue to introduce disease to the isolated cultures of Brazil and Venezuela, where one fourth of their population was killed in 1991. The myth of Thanksgiving has created a false sense of self in Americans that has done great damage throughout the world. It has resulted in children being planted with the seeds of racial hatred and white superiority. It is an insult to us all, especially since most Americans are ignorant of the truth, even though the facts about the grave robbing, Indian enslavement and murder, and the plagues, were common knowledge among the settlers of New England. (...) We must remember these tragedies as we shape the new millennium. With genetically engineered bacteria, crops and animals being created every day, are we risking a biological devastation like the Indians experienced? As the U.S. carries out plans to dominate the Middle East, are we repeating the sins that began this nation? We must examine how we are using this stolen gift of a nation. As life support systems crumble and species become extinct every day, can we really say we have learned anything in the last 500 years? CLIP
"The Europeans were able to conquer America not because of their military genius, or their religious motivation, or their ambition, or their greed. They conquered it by waging unpremeditated biological warfare."
-- Howard Simpson
"Considering that virtually none of the standard fare surrounding Thanksgiving contains an ounce of authenticity, historical accuracy, or cross-cultural perception, why is it so apparently ingrained? Is it necessary to the American psyche to perpetually exploit and debase its victims in order to justify its history?"
-- Michael Dorris
"European explorers and invaders discovered an inhabited land. Had it been pristine wilderness then, it would possibly be so still, for neither the technology nor the social organization of Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries had the capacity to maintain, of its own resources, outpost colonies thousands of miles from home."
-- Francis Jennings
MIND-BOGGLING PHENOMENA REPORTED by RUSSIAN SCIENTISTS (March 1, 2002)
Strange things are happening in both outer and inner space. Scientists in Russia, most
prominently a man named Dmitriev, are discovering that the Solar System, the sun, and life
itself are mutating in totally unprecedented ways. Recommended by Kiara Windrider firstname.lastname@example.org> who wrote "This is very important information, especially in light of the recent unprecedented solar activity, which far surpasses the normal 11-year sunspot cycles. We had the biggest coronal ejection last week in recorded history. What is happening? Is our solar system going through the equivalent of an "ascension" process?"
"Marcus L. Endicott" email@example.com> is calling for a possible Global Boycott on Travel and Tourism to Communities Hosting Significant Commercial Arms Production and has invited all interested parties to participate in 31 days of discussion, from 01 December to 31 December 2003, in the green-travel group at http://www.green-travel.com
Please help Canada become the first nation to adopt a Genuine Progress Index for true sustainability. See the presentation by Joe Jordan (Lib. MP) of his motion M-385 adopted by the Canadian Parliament last June 3, 2003 at
Letters of support are required to ask for the implementation of this new index through the enactment of the Canada Well-Being Measurement Act and should be emailed to the Hon. David Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org> and the Hon. Paul Martin at Martin.P@parl.gc.ca>. More details on all this at http://www.SustainWellBeing.net or from Mike Nickerson email@example.com>