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Septermber 23, 2004
Hybrid Series #25: Straining to Keep up With a Growing Infoglut
I guess the title says it all. And believe me, this is just skimming the surface, the proverbial tip of the iceberg... And not a word about all the hurricanes swirling in the Atlantic (because it is already in the news) and the horrendous death tolls (in Haiti particularly) and the widespread destruction they cause...
That's my only political compilation for this week.
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Worthy of Your Attention
New Karel Documentary on President Bush (6/24/2004)
The World According to Bush is the latest film from award-winning French director William Karel. Among other topics, Karel examines the Bush family's ties to prominent Saudis, including the bin Laden family, and dissects the administration's war in Iraq. NSNS's Joe Trento appears throughout the film.
Depleted Uranium (Flash) by Dennis Kucinich (A MUST SEE! INCLUDING THE SECOND PART!)
The Buying of the President
Freak Rock to Buzz Earth (September 17, 2004)
Astronomers are keeping their telescopes trained on what they call a "potentially hazardous asteroid" passing close to Earth this month. The 3-mile-wide space rock, known alternately as Toutatis or asteroid 4179, will come within 960,000 miles of Earth on Sept. 29. Though that's too far away to incite panic, the asteroid is the largest known rock to come that close in more than a century. And given that its orbit is so eccentric that it can't be predicted for more than a few hundred years in the future, astronomers want to use the flyby to learn as much about the freakish rock as possible. Based on observations made during Toutatis' first recorded flyby in 1992, at a distance of 2.5 million miles, astronomers believe the asteroid is composed of two rocks in contact with each other. Together, these rocks tumble in a complex pattern around an axis that is continually wobbling. Such a rotation is rare in our solar system, and scientists believe it may be due to repeated collisions with other asteroids. Toutatis will reach its closest point to Earth at 6:37 a.m. PDT. It will zip by at more than 24,500 mph. More on Asteroid Toutatis at http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&q=Toutatis+Asteroid&btnG=Search+News
Guantanamo on the Hudson (Sept 16)
Did the Republican Party rent Pier 57 for the purpose of creating a political Gulag & stuffing political dissenters into it with the collaboration of NYC Police? CLIP Read the entire story at http://resist.ca/story/2004/9/14/153017/220 as well as "Maui student caught up in mass arrests at convention" at http://www.mauinews.com/story.aspx?id=1082
Omega-News Collection 18. September 2004 (ASTOUNDING COLLECTIONS, A MUST SEE!)
Omega-News Collection 22. September 2004 (LIKEWISE!)
Check also http://www.lovearth.net/news.php to access tons of other essential news and articles.
1. Feedback about John Kerry
2. Support for John Joseph Kennedy
3. The "time" is NOW for John Joseph Kennedy as the next US President
4. World leaders focus on global poverty on the eve of UN meeting
5. Japanese TV pursuing the 9-11/Bush Conspiracy Theories
6. Allegations that bin Laden has been dead for six years and that Kerry is running to lose
7. North Korean Explosion Not Nuclear (?!...)
8. Stealth Cell towers and the 2004 U.S. Presidential Elections
9. A popular Revolt
10. Total Control
11. Bush Deserves a Dishonorable Discharge
12. It's the Climate Changing, Stupid
13. Crude Dudes
Eyeing Iran Reactors, Israel Seeks U.S. Bunker Bombs (21 September 2004)
Jerusalem - The United States plans to sell Israel $139 million worth of air-launched bombs, including 500 "bunker busters" able to penetrate Iran's underground nuclear facilities, Israeli security sources said on Tuesday. The Haaretz newspaper quoted a Pentagon report as saying the planned procurement sought "to maintain Israel's qualitative advantage and advance U.S. strategic and tactical interests." The U.S. embassy in Israel had no comment, referring queries to Washington. Israel's Defense Ministry also declined comment. But a senior Israeli security source who confirmed the Haaretz story told Reuters: "This is not the sort of ordnance needed for the Palestinian front. Bunker busters could serve Israel against Iran, or possibly Syria." Haaretz quoted Israeli government sources as saying the sale, including 4,500 other guided munitions, was not expected to go through until after the U.S. elections in November. Earlier this month, Haaretz said Israel sought to obtain the U.S.-made, one-ton "bunker buster" bombs for a possible future strike against arch-foe Iran's atomic development program, which the Jewish state considers a strategic threat. "This relationship has a long history. The United States has given Israel more advanced weapons than this," a spokesman for Iran's Defense Ministry said. "This could be psychological warfare to test us," he added. Tehran denies hostile designs, saying its nuclear program has peaceful purposes only. This week, it rejected international calls to comply with a U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency demand that it halt all uranium-enrichment activities. Among the nuclear facilities that Iran has declared are uranium mines near the city of Yazd, and a uranium-enrichment plant in Natanz incorporating large underground buildings that could accommodate thousands of gas centrifuges. Western diplomats accuse Iran of having several undeclared facilities close to Tehran thought to be related to uranium enrichment, a process the United States and some other countries believe Tehran will use to produce fissile material for weapons. The exiled Iranian opposition group known as the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) says Iran is constructing numerous secret facilities under its Defense Ministry. CLIP
US Debates Military Strikes On 'Nuclear Iran' (Sept 17)
Detention Camps for US Citizens: Ashcroft's Hellish Vision
Attorney general shows himself as a menace to liberty. John Ashcroft's announced desire for camps for U.S. citizens he deems to be "enemy combatants" has moved him from merely being a political embarrassment to being a constitutional menace. Ashcroft's plan, disclosed last week but little publicized, would allow him to order the indefinite incarceration of U.S. citizens and summarily strip them of their constitutional rights and access to the courts by declaring them enemy combatants. The proposed camp plan should trigger immediate congressional hearings and reconsideration of Ashcroft's fitness for this important office. Whereas Al Qaeda is a threat to the lives of our citizens, Ashcroft has become a clear and present threat to our liberties. CLIP
The Wall: There, and Here (VITRIOLIC COMMENTARY)
The tragedy of Palestine would be impossible without history's greatest job of mind management. Lincoln was wrong; you can fool most of the people, most of the time. The physical apartheid wall in Israel is possible only because of a mental apartheid wall in American consciousness. The theft of a people's homeland, their exile, occupation and slaughter, is seen as the survival struggle of an oppressed Jewish nation. People otherwise able to differentiate between their heads and their buttocks still believe that a persecuted minority is innocently trying to create a haven for itself, escaping from the savagery of a heartless western world, to live in the savagery of a heartless Arab world. (...) The apartheid wall has been censured by an international court, but that decision means nothing to the dominant twin state, USrael. That malformation is the most powerful military force in the world, exemplifying a universal truth even stronger than the golden rule of capital, that he who has the gold rules: He who has the weapons, is the law. The people most responsible for perpetuating this tragedy , Americans, must do something to stop it. Economic sanctions may be the only way to help Israel become part of the real world, and end its pariah status as a bloody religious theme park , which cuts itself off from most of humanity, and wonders why it is despised for doing so. CLIP - Recommended by Ed Elkin EdElkin@aol.com> who wrote: "Here is one of the most lucid articles on this most disturbing issue."
Kerry: 'Bush Planning to Call Up Reserves after Election'
Draft? Bushs war needs troops (22 September 2004)
Alarm is spreading that President Bush may seek a military draft, or mobilize more of the National Guard and Army Reserve, to obtain enough combat troops to wage his bogged-down Iraq war. Two bills pending in Congress would launch a new draft for all young Americans ages 18 to 26, both male and female, with no college exemption. Also, a new border agreement with Canada is designed to prevent young Americans from fleeing northward to elude the draft. CLIP
U.S. Plans Year-End Drive to Take Iraqi Rebel Areas (19 September 2004)
BAGHDAD - Faced with a growing insurgency and a January deadline for national elections, American commanders in Iraq say they are preparing operations to open up rebel-held areas, especially Falluja, the restive city west of Baghdad now under control of insurgents and Islamist groups. A senior American commander said the military intended to take back Falluja and other rebel areas by year's end. The commander did not set a date for an offensive but said that much would depend on the availability of Iraqi military and police units, which would be sent to occupy the city once the Americans took it.
Microwave gun to be used by US troops on Iraq rioters (19/09/2004)
Microwave weapons that cause pain without lasting injury are to be issued to American troops in Iraq for the first time as concern mounts over the growing number of civilians killed in fighting.The non-lethal weapons, which use high-powered electromagnetic beams, will be fitted to vehicles already in Iraq, which will allow the system to be introduced as early as next year.Using technology similar to that found in a conventional microwave oven, the beam rapidly heats water molecules in the skin to cause intolerable pain and a burning sensation. The invisible beam penetrates the skin to a depth of less than a millimetre. As soon as the target moves out of the beam's path, the pain disappears. (...) Rich Garcia, a spokesman for the Air Force Research Laboratory in New Mexico, where the systems were developed, took part in testing the weapon and was subjected to the microwave beam which has a range of one kilometre. "It just feels like your skin is on fire," he said. "[But] when you get out of the path of the beam, or shut off the beam, everything goes back to normal. There's no residual pain." A heated battle on a crowded Baghdad street last week that left 16 Iraqis dead, highlighted once again the pressing need to reduce the number of civilian casualties, and at the same time prevent further damage to relations between American troops and the Iraqi population. American commanders later admitted using seven helicopter-launched rockets and 30 high-calibre machine gun rounds in last Sunday's incident. CLIP
Cat Stevens Deportation 'A Slap in the Face' (22 Sep 2004)
(UK)By John-Paul Ford Rojas, PA NewsThe refusal to allow singer Yusuf Islam into the US on national security grounds was a slap in the face of sanity, a Muslim group said today.The star, formerly known as Cat Stevens, was stopped from flying into Washington yesterday after his name appeared on a security watchlist. His plane was diverted 600 miles to another airport where Islam was questioned. He was being detained there today ahead of being sent back to Britain. Islam has become a prominent member of the UK Muslim community since abandoning his pop career and changing his name in the 1970s to devote himself to charity work and peace campaigning.(...) Spokesman Anas Altikriti said such actions prevented open, constructive and positive dialogue between the US and Muslims around the world. He added: It seems that the US officials would rather that the untrue and distorted images of Islam and Muslims persist in the minds of its own citizens. CLIP More on this at http://news.google.com/news?num=30&hl=en&ned=us&ie=utf-8&q=Cat-Stevens
Millions Blocked from Voting in U.S. Election (22 September 2004)
Washington - Millions of U.S. citizens, including a disproportionate number of black voters, will be blocked from voting in the Nov. 2 presidential election because of legal barriers, faulty procedures or dirty tricks, according to civil rights and legal experts. The largest category of those legally disenfranchised consists of almost 5 million former felons who have served prison sentences and been deprived of the right to vote under laws that have roots in the post-Civil War 19th century and were aimed at preventing black Americans from voting. But millions of other votes in the 2000 presidential election were lost due to clerical and administrative errors while civil rights organizations have cataloged numerous tactics aimed at suppressing black voter turnout. Polls consistently find that black Americans overwhelmingly vote for Democrats. CLIP
NASA ACCUSED OF SKULLDUGGERY WITH MARS DATA
On September 11 Richard Hoagland and his Enterprise Mission flung a gauntlet squarely into NASA's face. The challenge was twofold. First, there was a morning protest on the traffic island directly opposite the main entrance to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena to demand NASA change its priorities and re-image Cydonia now! The second, held at the Pasadena Double Tree Hotel, was an eight-hour conference with evidence alleging that NASA has systematically censored and suppressed Pathfinder imagery to hide unambiguous evidence of a purported advanced, long-extinct Martian civilization. Additional charges were also made and evidence presented that NASA has been pursuing a hidden agenda on Mars, one allegedly involving weapons and the occult! CLIP More such interesting articles at http://www.atlantisrising.com/issue13/ar13contents.html
George W. Bush vs. Jesus H. Christ
Iraq Had No WMD: The Final Verdict
Madonna's Pilgrimage Plea for World Peace (19 Sep 2004)
Pop diva Madonna today called for world peace at a conference on Jewish mysticism a highlight of her five-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Extinction nears for whales and dolphins (May 14, 2003) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3024785.stm
Some whales, dolphins and porpoises are now so endangered they could vanish within a decade, scientists say. Cetacean diversity, like all biodiversity worldwide, is crumbling William Perrin, IUCN The warning comes from an international group of cetacean experts at IUCN-The World Conservation Union. They say species like the baiji (the Yangtze River dolphin) are unlikely to last for another 10 years. Other small cetaceans and several of the great whale species are almost as endangered, they believe. The experts issue their warning in Dolphins, Whales and Porpoises: 2002-2010 Conservation Action Plan for the World's Cetaceans. (...) William Perrin said: ""Some progress has been made, but... grave threats to the continued existence of many cetaceans still exist, and some threats are worsening. North Atlantic right whale (Image: Noaa)"Cetacean diversity, like all biodiversity worldwide, is crumbling, so we must redouble our efforts." Threats to cetaceans include the deliberate killing of some species for food and predator control. Animals die after becoming entangled in fishing gear, or colliding with vessels. Some species are targeted to supply the demand from aquaria for live animals. Glimmers of hope Fishing depletes food sources, coastal habitats are damaged by development, and new types of military sonar can apparently cause lethal damage to deep-diving cetaceans. But the CSG sees some signs for hope. It says: "Several populations of southern right whales, humpbacks in many areas, grey whales in the eastern North Pacific, and blue whales in both the eastern North Pacific and central North Atlantic have begun to show signs of recovery." The plan includes recommendations for action to protect some of the most threatened species. These include modifications to fishing methods that would benefit the baiji, vaquita, and Hector's dolphin.
Antarctic Glaciers Melting Faster -Study (Sept 21)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Glaciers once held up by a floating ice shelf off Antarctica are now sliding off into the sea -- and they are going fast, scientists said on Tuesday. Two separate studies from climate researchers and the space agency NASA show the glaciers are flowing into Antarctica's Weddell Sea, freed by the 2002 breakup of the Larsen B ice shelf.
Despite bumper harvest, world's cupboard grows bare
Grain reserves worldwide have fallen to their lowest level in 30 years. Population continues to mushroom. Bumper harvests this year probably will meet demand, but only barely.
The American Traveler International Apology Shirt
LAST MINUTE ADDITION
NOTE FROM JEAN: I watched the French version of this amazing documentary shown in prime time on TV across Canada on RDI (Réseau de l'information - owned by CBC) in 2 parts, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings this week. Even more revealing than Fahrenheit 911, if this was shown likewise on US TV in prime time, there would be so many epiphanic awakenings that Bush would definitely never get re-elected...
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO BUSH
A film by William Karel
in collaboration with Eric Laurent
author La guerre des Bush and Le monde secret de Bush (Editions Plon)
Eight years apart, George Bush and his son, George W. Bush, have succeeded each other at the head of the world's most powerful nation. An unprecedented phenomenon in American history. The key events of the last twelve years have taken place during their terms in office: the collapse of the Soviet empire and the Communist bloc, the first Gulf War, the events of September 11, the globalisation of terrorism and the new conflict with Baghdad.
Who are the Bushes? Apparently, the quiet dynasty of modern America. But in reality a dynasty whose inconceivable family secrets are painstakingly concealed. The grandfather of the current President, Prescott Bush, made his fortune by managing Nazi companies after Hitler seized power. In 1942, his companies were confiscated for collaboration with the enemy. George Bush Senior, Ronald Reagans Vice-President and then President from 1988 to 1992, armed and financed Saddam Hussein. He approved the shipping of germ warfare strains to Iraq, thus enabling the country to launch a chemical attack against Iranian troops and the Kurdish population.
This film aims to pass through the looking glass and to show how the Bushes, father and son, have not only dined with the devil but have often invited themselves to his table. The bin Ladens and the Bushes have always been business partners and the family of the future terrorist chief indirectly financed George W. Bushs political career. This unnatural alliance has continued since the September 11 attacks: Bush Senior is a top official in one of the biggest private investment funds in the USA, Carlyle, a group that has invested heavily in the arms industry: the Bradley tanks and the missiles used in the latest war against Iraq are made by firms controlled by Carlyle
and the bin Ladens. For the latter are Bushs associates within this investment fund.
"The World According to Bush" is based on fully verified facts and eyewitness accounts. It offers a disturbing and striking portrait of the exercise of power at the head of the worlds leading democracy, as well as of the unacceptable alliances that have been forged and that remain painstakingly concealed.
The Bushes feelings of total impunity have attained their peak during the professional career and the political ascension of George W. Bush. His decision to attack Iraq and overthrow Saddam Husseins regime already appears as one of the most fascinating historical and political conundrums for historians to ponder over in the coming years.
No thriller or political fiction screenplay could have imagined the workings of such an intricate plot. Unfortunately, its actors are not fictional characters but, on the contrary, a man and a team who hold the fate of the world in their hands. For the first time in the political history of the USA, a small group of people, working together for thirty years, has more or less taken over American foreign policy and totally overhauled it, silencing all opposition. Behind the proclaimed global strategy, we find not only considerable economic interests but also a possibly more disturbing aspect, a religious project that George W. Bush identifies with completely, initiated by extremists who are part of the Presidents direct entourage. Religion has taken on an all-important role since his arrival at the White House.
Never before in the history of the worlds democracies have one man and his team acted with such arrogance and impunity, defying international law and creating an unprecedented grouping of interests: the project blends politics and personal interests in an atmosphere of total cynicism. The latest war against Iraq, with its totally unforeseeable consequences, hides another danger, that of seeing America launch further "civilizing" operations of a similar type, imposed by force, fired by ideas that are at best naïve and at worst totally hypocritical, calculated over a dangerously short term.
With, opposite Washington, the rest of the world confined to the part of a mere extra
More information at http://www.flachfilm.com/film.php?id_film=79&lang=en including a revealing trailer and an extract from the film.
From: Ron McEntee InnerSkies@aol.com>
Date: 18 Sep 2004
Subject: Re: The Writing on the Wall Series #31: The Undeniable Facts About U.S Politics
If all these people so intent on "dumping" George Bush would in the same vein recognize that John Kerry is just the other head in the two-headed political monster monopoly in the United States, then I could respect what they have to say. The continuous drumbeat parading under the illusion that somehow Kerry is for the downtrodden and little people is so out of tune with the truth it is beyond pathetic. These people need look no further for arguments against Kerry than their own Democratic Party hero, Dennis Kucinich. Of course that was before Kucinich ignored his own conscience just to have a slice of stageshow pie at the Democratic Party Convention. Have any of these people ever heard of the Libertarian Party, the Green Party, any other party independent of the bullshit? As long as people who declare they want the games to end while playing games themselves, the games will never end. It's that simple.
Ron McEntee, President/Publisher, Active Communications, Inc., Active Voice/The Weekly Farce, P.O. Box 394, Berea, OH 44017; ActiveComm@aol.com or InnerSkies@aol.com
A War Hero or a Phony?
So is John Kerry a war hero or a medal-grabbing phony? Each time that I've written about President Bush's dalliance with the National Guard, conservative readers have urged me to scrutinize the accusations against Mr. Kerry. After doing so over the last week, here's where I come out: (...) The bottom line? Mr. Kerry has stretched the truth here and there, but earned his decorations. And the Swift Boat Veterans, contradicted by official records and virtually everyone who witnessed the incidents, are engaging in one of the ugliest smears in modern U.S. politics.
From: "Joan Wichman" email@example.com>
Subject: RE: John Joseph Kennedy
Date: 21 Sep 2004
I would like to comment on Patty-Lynne's suggestion and reaction. Patty-Lynne is correct in saying that if anyone of us is not completely happy with either candidate in this election and we vote for the lesser of two evils, we would simply be voting out of FEAR and not from the depth of our own hearts. We are being given the opportunity, in this National election, to vote for the "Dream Team", John Joseph Kennedy/Daniel R. Rezac, Presidential/Vice Presidential write in candidates on the Democratic ticket. YOU NEED TO VOTE BY ABSENTEE BALLOT!!!
Please, everybody, acquaint yourselves with John Joseph Kennedy and Daniel R Rezac by going to http://www.johnjosephkennedy.com website and get to know these TRUE Americans. This website is being updated daily. JJK was born with the gift of prophecy. JJKennedy and Daniel R Rezac are being groomed for the Highest Offices of this great country of ours. "ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!!! YOU'VE JUST GOT TO BELIEVE!!!
Blessings to you Jean for making it possible for this information to reach many people.
PS: John Joseph Kennedy has stated that Dennis Kucinich will become an important part of his administration He will head the Peace Department. There will be no need for a War Department in JJK'S administration.
Date: 21 Sep 2004
From: Shiara firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: The "time" is NOW for John Joseph Kennedy as the next US President
Once again I thank you for all that you do! I felt this was important to get out there.
This is worth the "time" to read.
It is "time" to pull heads from the sand... look around... and SEE what is really happening on this planet. There is no "time" left to be blinded by the lies.
It is "time" to do the research.
It is beyond "political". AND beyond the "Anybody but Bush" mentality. Do the research of Kerry, which is more of the same with a different face.
Learn the facts fearlessly... with Love... and WE can take back our Country.
Blessings to You!
LATER ON, SHIARA ALSO SENT ME THIS:
I am sending a response that I sent to someone who was in doubt of JJK. You can use this if you think it would be helpful.
I don't know if you are familiar with the Jean Hudon site. Jean is a spiritual intuitive who posts many well known spiritual people and global meditations. He also has many who help him with digging up the truth of the atrocities that are happening on this planet. The truth of the Bush administrations lies, greed, and insanity. The truth of 911, the illegal war, etc. All to awaken the sleeping masses of what is going on, yet he balances the insanity with LIGHT... encouraging people not to buy into fear... which is the biggest tactic of the illuminati.
Both Bush and Kerry are puppets and controlled by different sects of the illuminati. Both Bush and Kerry are members of the Skull & Bones cult, with human sacrifice etc... and goals of taking control of the World.
The Jews in Germany remained passive and look what happened to them. This is much bigger!
JJK stepped in when the dooped people voted Kerry in this race. Even though many of Kusinich's resolutions were at the forefront.
JJK did and does support Kucinich! Dennis will be a huge part of the JJK administration. He will lead the department of peace.
Also Daniel Rezac will play an integral part as VP. Dan was a huge part of NESARA before being asked by JJK to be his VP.
Check out http://www.nesara.com/ Click on History when you go to the site.
It doesn't matter who gets elected in Nov. Whoever is in the White House when NESARA is announced...will have to step down. Only those who are of integrity will be placed in the White House to lead this Country and the World to Peace. There is a much bigger picture at play here!
SO... do the research and be fearless dear Kahla. We have hope beyond the lies and illusion!
Our participation in this Bigger picture is to simply BE the Love-Light that we are and not to go into fear of anything! To educate ourselves beyond the illusion and Trust in the Light vs Dark. We have so much Light on the planet now and off planet assistance.
All lies and corruption is being brought to the surface to be transformed to LIGHT. This is why the Dark forces are fighting with their last ditch efforts...and their last breath. They know they are losing "control" and their evil ways are being revealed. They depend on their Fear tactics of the unawakened who they have dooped and numbed for thousands of years.
In LOVE, LIGHT, and BLESSINGS
Annie email@example.com> wrote:
Here is a good one that came through My yahoo news. I have them sending me anything with his name in it.
He comes right out and says stuff.....I have NEVER seen any of them say.....including Dennis. Notice the weather manipulation?? Real brave for sure. I forwarded this to all the groups. They need to know too.....:))
This guy is pretty interesting. He is similar to Kucinich on the issues......and is speaking out SPECIFICALLY about important issues...the way Kerry should and doesn't.
Notice the part about the transparent government.......love it.
From the desk of John Joseph Kennedy
More Press Release info: http://tinyurl.com/4ptm8
John Joseph Kennedy declared himself a write in candidate for the President of the United States of America on July 20, 2004. The following is information on the platform of John Joseph Kennedy for president. Additional information can be found at http://johnjosephkennedy.com/
Dear Friends and Fellow Americans,
The most critical truth is that the four primary candidates for the highest offices in our land, Mr. George W. Bush, Mr. Dick Cheney, Senator John Kerry and Senator John Edwards all voted for the war in Iraq. Period. Each man had an opportunity for greatness and they failed.
John Kerry and John Edwards are followers. They are not leaders. They failed the American people and the world. Their names are forever etched in history along with Ms. Hillary Clinton and all the so-called leaders who voted for the war in Irag and for the Patriot Act, thus raping the American people of our Constitutional Rights, especially our rights to personal privacy.
I am just one man; one proud American citizen with a political legacy that began 125 years ago. Although many American's were afraid to speak out, or were crucified for standing up against this war, I strongly spoke out against it as loud as I could. I warned of the perils it would bring to all of us. I sent letters to the Oval Office, Mr. and Mrs. Cheney, Senators and members of Congress. I had it circulated to more than 10,000 people around the world and to the media. I appeared on television, "Voices Over Violence" and warned of the danger to America if Mr. Bush proceeded with this evil war.
I called for a prayerful vigil in hopes he would see the light of truth; yet he did not.
I have now been called to serve God and my country as the TRUE DEMOCRAT CANDIDATE for the Presidency, to right the wrongs of America!
America First and children our highest priority!
We are a family and we must take care of our own...first. As President of the United States of America I will begin rebuilding the infrastructure of our country by allotting back to the citizens of the United States of America, dollar for dollar, what has gone into the war in Iraq. This is only a start, a good start. It is a start in the right direction to begin the healing of America.
The future of America is literally in your hands as it has never been before. I ask each of you to support me and write-me in as your next President on November 2, 2004, John Joseph Kennedy & Daniel R. Rezac.
May God Bless Each of You Abundantly, and May God Always Bless the United States of America!
John Joseph Kennedy
America First... Right the Wrongs!
This is my highest priority...America first - It's an inside job - At the highest level on down, I will see that those who are really responsible for the insidious acts of terrorism in our country, and around the world, be prosecuted to the fullest extent of all domestic and international laws. Right the Wrong!
U.S. occupation of Iraq to cease as a Bush family Nazi-esque imposed "Concentration Camp". As President I will insure that our military and the TRUE SPIRIT of the American people join forces with the United Nations as life-giving humanitarians to rebuild the mass-destruction created by the murderous Bush family in Iraq and other parts of the world. This insanity is going to stop. Period. Right the Wrong!
As President I will support and initiate a total economic reformation to include balancing the budget, laying the groundwork for a return to the Gold Standard and many other solid programs to free Americans from the bondage of debt and fear that has enslaved them for many years. Create new jobs with fair and realistic wages and benefits. Right the Wrong!
(For more on jobs see *Spirit of Entrepreneurship-item 11)
STOP THE WAR AGAINST CHILDREN!
Non-Violence in Schools. Non-Violence in children's television programming, publishing, games and websites. Criminal prosecution of everyone that violates or contributes to this abusive violence against children. Far-reaching child abuse programs for Prevention of Child and Domestic Abuse. Healing of innocent children who are victims of child abuse. This is of the utmost importance and lies at the very heart of the spiritual malady plaguing America. I have worked for the last 20 years as a citizen, Board Member of San Francisco Child Abuse Council (1985-1986), an activist, writer, motivational speaker, and producer on all of these issues. I have a profound awareness and understanding of these issues, and a comprehensive, non-negotiable plan to remedy them. Right the Wrong!
NON-VIOLENCE IN THE MEDIA-All Genres!
As President I will initiate an ecliptic program to end the prevailing violence in the media, which permeates every aspect of our lives and mind. Mind is one of the greatest powers there is. Thought is our use of this power. We must order our minds to think positively and constructively at all times. End the fictitious scripting in the news media. Truth, and only Truth, will set us free. Right the Wrong!
COMPASSIONATE MISSION TO END THE WAR ON HOMELESSNESS:
Rebuild the infrastructure of America First dollar for dollar what has been allotted for the war in Iraq. We must begin with the homeless, the poor and the tens of millions of Americans who are only a few paychecks away from being homeless. Right the Wrong!
UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE/HEALTH:
It is appalling that the richest nation in the World has 44 Million Americans without Health Care. Affordable Health Care for All. As President, I will also fight to find a cure for A.I.D.S. I will support and promote the ultimate care of A.I.D.S patients and those afflicted with the HIV virus both in America and globally. I will lift the ban on stem cell research. Right the Wrong!
RESTORATION OF OUR CIVIL and CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS:
As President, I will totally repeal the fraudulent "Patriot Act", with a special focus on individuals Rights to Privacy. I will institute constitutional law, restore all individual rights of privacy and autonomy that is the birthright of every American citizen. We must never forget who stripped these from us. It was not only the Republican Bush family administration, but also masquerading Democrats, including Senator John Kerry, Senator John Edwards, Ms. Hillary Clinton, et al. I will re-design the abusive Social Security system (there is nothing "secure" about your SSN) with its criminal and flagrant abuse of our individual rights to privacy, by issuing every American citizen a new Personal Security Number (PSN) and abolishing the SSN as we know it today.
I will start with a clean slate. Every American deserves this. Furthermore, I will continue to expose the secret government and black box budgets and make the government transparent, accountable and responsive to the US citizens. I will stop the intimidation of US citizens. I will stop the fear tactics by the Bush family administration and US government. I will re-direct military spending to domestic programs of health, homelessness and create a new infrastructure to support and finance humanitarian programs for the handicapped and under-privileged.
I support all civil rights for ALL people and wholeheartedly support the legal recognition of same-sex marriages. Simple solution: Equal rights for ALL humankind. Right the Wrong!
ENVIRONMENT and ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE:
Protect the oceans and her inhabitants. Permanent ban on Low and Mid-Frequency Sonar Testing and international whaling. Strictest enforcement of the laws to prevent toxic waste, toxic dumping and toxic industries. I will restore and enforce all environmental protection laws that have been stripped, raped and illegally destroyed by the Bush family administration. As I have always done, I will make a life-long commitment to the environment and protect our wilderness areas.
I will stop the Bush family's manipulation of the elements of nature (hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes) which have wrecked insurmountable havoc on our environment and disturbed the natural-flow of all life on this planet. They (especially Bush Sr.) have done this for personal, political and financial gain and greed. I have already begun to expose their "stalking and looting of the American people" with their vast environmental insurance scams and other seemingly benevolent programs and will continue to do so until the insanity stops. And it stops at the front door of the maniacal Bush family and their control over the White House. Period. They have no real power. Only control. There is a difference. It is time the entire Bush family, and all environmental polluters, are held criminally, socially and spiritually accountable. Furthermore, we must no longer be held hostage to oil!
We must create long overdue development of renewable energy resources and alternative technologies, universal standard of fuel economy and renewable energy technologies. Right the Wrong!
REBUILD INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS:
Repair the damage that the entire Bush family, and their criminal administrations in Washington, D.C., Texas and Florida have perpetuated onto the world. Restore America's dignity and integrity in the eyes of the world. Heal international relationships, fix broken treaties, declare peace and institute a Department of Peace and a Junior Academy of Peace for Children. Right the Wrong!
SPIRIT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP:
In each of us is a creative spirit. As your President I will restore the Arts in schools. I will also encourage, support and finance the Arts and the bright ideas and business ventures of the American People. Renew and rebuild the American Dream through creativity, the Arts and Small Businesses, thus creating unlimited American-conceived and initiated job opportunities for our citizens. Americans are our greatest asset and we must always celebrate the successes of all Americans; not tear them down once they have achieved it like they did to Martha Stewart; the personification of the America Dream. Right the Wrong!
Daily quote from JJK
"There is a resounding, widening gap in this election. There is something that is profoundly missing, something that is not resonating with real people in both parties and across the board. There is a hunger for truth, honesty, strength, compassion and real leadership. The American people are intelligent and we can hear what is true and what isn't. That magical spark is missing. I have the vision and the plan for a new America; a New Humanity that will ignite that spark. It is the spark of life borne in the human heart. It is the flame in the heart of every American, young and old alike; all races, all religions, all cultures, all sexes, gay or straight, democrat or republican and it is America's responsibility to enkindle that spark and universally ignite the world!"
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World leaders focus on global poverty on the eve of UN meeting
By KIM GAMEL
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The leaders of France and Brazil on Monday warned that poverty leads to violence and urged the international community to find ways to narrow the gap between rich and poor, casting a spotlight on the more than one billion people living on less than $1 US a day.
President George W. Bush skipped two high-level meetings, held on the eve of the annual UN General Assembly gathering, that focused on the impact of globalization and on ways to finance the war against poverty. One of the forums drew more than 50 world leaders.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said overwhelming hunger and unemployment in developing countries was contributing to international violence.
"How many more times will it be necessary to repeat that the most destructive weapon of mass destruction in the world is poverty?" he asked during a speech at a session focusing on a UN report on growing economic disparity in the world.
The February report said the income gap between the richest and poorest countries has widened during the past four decades and the vast majority of the world's population could fail to see the benefits of globalization.
"Fair globalization must begin with the right of everyone to a job," Silva said, stressing that "dignified work, like the fight against hunger, cannot wait."
French President Jacques Chirac, who travelled to New York solely for Monday's meetings, said he and Silva would propose new approaches to fund the alleviation of poverty, although the meetings resulted in no specific proposals.
"The price of selfishness is rebellion," he warned. "We should ensure that the world's unprecedented wealth becomes a vehicle for the integration, rather than exclusion, of the most underprivileged.
"It is up to us to give globalization a conscience," he said.
Chirac, the most outspoken critic of the U.S.-led war in Iraq, returns to Paris on Monday night and won't cross paths with Bush.
Bush, who has focused on Iraq in his last two speeches to the General Assembly, is making a dramatic shift this year. He said in his radio broadcast Saturday he would "talk about the great possibilities of our time to improve health, expand prosperity and extend freedom in the world."
Monday's meetings were aimed at setting the stage for a General Assembly summit next year to assess progress toward meeting the goals of the 2000 Millennium Summit. Those goals include halving the number of people living in dire poverty from 2000 levels, ensuring that all children have an elementary school education, that all families have clean water and that the AIDS epidemic is halted - all by 2015.
"Progress in eradicating extreme poverty has been uneven," UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said. "With creativity and political will, we could do much better."
The World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization, which was established in 2002 by the International Labour Organization, a UN agency, urged policy-makers in the February report to set fairer rules for trade and immigration so that millions of people can benefit - not suffer - from globalization.
Lula, World Leaders at UN Want New Taxes to Fund Poverty Fight (Sept. 20)
Leaders of Brazil, Chile, France and Spain called for taxes on foreign exchange transactions and arms sales, and other new efforts to raise $50 billion a year to help 1 billion people living in extreme poverty.
U.N. meeting assails growing gap between rich, poor (Sept. 21)
World leaders also aim to halt spread of AIDS and improve drinking water, education. (...) A February U.N. report said the income gap between the richest and poorest countries has widened during the past four decades, and the vast majority of the world's population could fail to see the benefits of globalization.Monday's meetings were aimed at setting the stage for a General Assembly summit next year to assess progress toward meeting the goals of the 2000 Millennium Summit. Those goals include halving the number of people living in dire poverty from 2000 levels and ensuring that all children have an elementary school education, that all families have clean water and that the AIDS epidemic is halted -- all by 2015.
From: "Mark Graffis" email@example.com>
Subject: Japanese TV pursuing the 9-11/Bush Conspiracy Theories
Date: 17 Sep 2004
TV Asahi (Japan) Primetime Special on 9-11 Conspiracy Theories - A Viewer Report
This evening I watched the TV Asahi special on 9/11 entitled "Terror! Pursuing the 9-11/Bush Conspiracy Theories," a two-hour special (and No. 2 on BobbySophistry's list) that addressed seven topics and featured short discussions of each among the celebrity guests on the show (none of whom, except perhaps Beat Takeshi, are likely known outside Japan). The show was done entirely in Japanese -- comments in English were dubbed over in Japanese -- so, as you are not likely to see a rebroadcast over there anytime soon, I thought I'd give a brief overview of the content. Please note that any misspellings of names below are due to the fact that the names were given in katakana transliteration.
1. Was Flight 93 shot down?
This segment featured interviews with David Ray Griffin and William Thomas, people living near the crash site and Japanese aviation experts. Discussed were the scattering of plane wreckage over a 13-kilometer area along the flight path, reports of a second plane having been spotted, and seismograph readings showing a sonic boom (from an F-16?) shortly before Flight 93 crashed.
2. Were the phone calls from Flight 93 faked?
This segment started with a look at Barbara Olson's call, asking why she would make a time-consuming collect call in an emergency situation. The show then pursued the calls made from the plane that day but discovered that no records were available anywhere. An experiment was conducted to show that cell phone calls from even a much lower height than Flight 93 are not possible, and the suggestion was made (and another demonstration done to show) that the calls could have been made from the ground, not the air, by editing together tape recordings of the passengers' voices for transmission to family members for the purpose of establishing that the hijackers were of Middle Eastern origin.
3. Bush's (in)actions on 9-11
This segment began with a look, a la Michael Moore, at Bush's seven-minute "deer in the headlights" imitation after receiving notification of the second plane hitting the WTC. The show's reporters interviewed the principal of Booker Elementary School and Linda Carson of ABC and learned that Bush had received the report of the first plane crash while in the car on the way to the school; he phoned Rice from the school (overheard by the principal) to say that he would continue on with the visit. The show then played Bush's announcement three months later at a town meeting that he had learned of the first plane crash when he saw it on TV, and brought out evidence to prove that this was clearly a lie. The segment closed with a quick examination of the Phoenix Memo and other information that should have led Bush to take action before 9-11.
4. What hit the Pentagon and where did AA77 go?
This segment opened by questioning the idea that a plane hit the Pentagon because of the size of the hole made in the building, the incredible flying skill needed to hit the Pentagon without hitting any of the smaller structures and fences in the way, and the clear shortage of plane wreckage and lawn damage. A Japanese expert pointed out that, at the very least, the titanium parts of the plane's engines would have survived the crash, and other crashes were shown to illustrate how much wreckage could be expected. Alan Wallace of the FMMC Fire Department was interviewed, and he and the other fire department personnel mentioned their surprise at finding so little aircraft wreckage at the scene. The AP photos of the instant before and after but not during the impact were broadcast, and witness reports of a missile-like object/sound were mentioned. The show's reporters tried to question the staff at the gas station across from the Pentagon about the film footage captured on their security camera, but they were turned away by a military policeman. The program then looked at the possibility of a cruise missile strike against the Pentagon, comparing the size of the hole in the Pentagon to such a missile and the size of a cruise missile's engine with that of the engine appearing in photos taken at the Pentagon. Also raised was the question of why AA77 disappeared from the air traffic control radars at Indianapolis but was then picked up at Dulles Air Traffic Control shortly before the crash. Newspaper reports of a second airplane crash near Washington were offered as a possible explanation for the disappearance of AA77.
5. Were the hijacked planes remotely controlled?
The show then touched on the possibility of the hijacked planes having been remotely controlled. Doubts were raised about the ability of Atta et al. to have flown 767s since they had only received simulator training on 737s. Stanley Hilton, an attorney suing the US government on behalf of some 9-11 families, discussed the possibility of the US military having controlled the planes, and their successful US-to-Australia flight of the Global Hawk was offered as evidence of the technical feasibility. Similarities between the WTC planes and Egypt Air 990 (which crashed in 1999) -- that the aircraft models were the same and that Egypt Air 990 and UA175 were directed by the same air traffic controller -- were also examined. Readily willing to accept the suspicions raised in the earlier segments, the guests on the show were noticeably skeptical about this particular theory.
6. How did the US government determine that Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda were to blame?
This segment started out with a glance at the preliminary "evidence" against Al Qaeda (the Atta passport, the Koran and flight manuals in the car, etc.) and the idea that these were planted. This was followed by a continuation of the interview with Stanley Hilton, who stated that the wife of one of the hijacking suspects had provided testimony that the FBI had been funding Al Qaeda. A Japanese political analyst was brought on for a very short introduction to the US' sponsorship of Al Qaeda in Soviet-occupied Afghanistan, and then the show took up the investigations and "untimely" death of FBI agent John O'Neill.
7. Ties between Bush and bin Laden
The final bit began with a few clips from Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 911" on Bush-bin Laden business ties, and then questioned the motives of the US government in flying out 24 members of the bin Laden family on September 19. An interview with Carmen bin Laden was aired to support the premise that Osama bin Laden may not be as disassociated with his family as the US government has suggested. The program then brought up the close ties between the government and the defense industry and between members of the Bush administration and Big Oil, going on to point out that administration-connected companies have benefited to the tune of 66 trillion yen as a result of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. A Japanese political analyst very strongly hinted that the US government has no interest in capturing bin Laden, preferring instead to use him as an excuse to continue its worldwide "War on Terror" to secure global domination. David Griffin's The New Pearl Harbor book was then mentioned, and a few points in common between 12/7 and 9/11 were noted.
As you can tell, the show did cover quite a bit of ground but was unexpectedly thorough for a program lasting less than two hours, including commercials. No doubt some of you will be disappointed that there was no investigation of the Air Force's response (or lack thereof) to the hijackings, no consideration of the possibility that the WTC towers were demolished by explosives and, of course, no mention of possible Israeli complicity but then how many prime-time shows in the US have done this?
The narrators concluded each segment of the show with a comment to the effect that the matter remains shrouded in mystery, but I was pleasantly surprised at how open the guests were to the possibility that the US government had foreknowledge of the attacks and played an active role in post-9/11 cover-ups.
I hope that any of you watching/listening to other "conspiracy theory" specials being broadcast today will give us a report.
From: "Mark Graffis" firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Allegations that bin Laden has been dead for six years and that Kerry is running to lose
Date: 17 Sep 2004
Stanley asked that I post the following message. Mr. Hilton insists that he has inside information that bin Laden has been dead for six years, that the Saudi Royal family and members of the bin Laden family were directly involved in the 9/11 attacks, and that John Kerry is running to lose.While, I am signed on to his lawsuit as a plaintiff I am not absolutely sure of all of these allegations.
There is much evidence Hilton refers to that I have not seen, so I can't speak to his allegation that bin Laden is dead. If bin Laden has been dead for six years, then there has been a six year long propaganda campaign to convince us he's alive, including reports that he met with CIA Station Chief Larry Mitchell at the American Hospital in Dubai, UAE in July of 2001 while on dialysis and reports that he received kidney treatment the day before the 9/11 attacks at a Pakistani military hospital.
Furthermore, I allege that Kerry may "win" the election and things will actually get WORSE than they have been under Bush. Stanley does not agree, and alleges that Kerry is running to lose in order to ensure Bush's re-selection.
I do however allege that some Saudi Royals and bin Ladens were probably involved along with some Pakistanis, Germans, Israelis, Dutch, British, and most importantly Americans.
Furthermore, I am suspicious that the Saudi Royal family favors a UN, US takeover of Saudi Arabia in order that foreign forces can manage the nation should Saudi Arabia plunge into a chaotic and bloody civil war and economic melt down due to the depletion of it's oil reserves, such as Ghawar, the largest oil field in the world which is allegedly 90% depleted.
Abel Ashes, plaintiff
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September 12, 2004
North Korean Explosion Not Nuclear (?!...)
CNN reports that the huge explosion that shook North Korea's northernmost province on Thursday and produced a mushroom cloud was not the result of a nuclear explosion. The explosion was reported to have taken place "not far" from a military base that holds North Korea's Taepo-dong ballistic missiles and an underground missile firing range. According to CNN South Korea's Unification Minister Chung Dong-yong said he believed there was no correlation between the explosion and reports of North Korea preparing for a possible nuclear test.
Earlier this morning, the Associated Press reported a large explosion occurred in the northern part of North Korea, sending a huge mushroom cloud into the air on an important anniversary of the communist regime:
The Yonhap news agency, citing an unidentified diplomatic source in Seoul, said the explosion happened at 11 a.m. local time Thursday in Yanggang province near the border with China. The blast in Kim Hyong Jik county left a crater big enough to be noticed by a satellite, the source said.
"We understand that a mushroom-shaped cloud about 3.5- to 4-kilometer (2.2 miles to 2.5 miles) in diameter was monitored during the explosion," the source said. Yonhap described the source as "reliable."
Thursday was the anniversary of the 1948 foundation of the communist regime. Leader Kim Jong Il uses the occasion to stage performances and other events to bolster loyalty among the impoverished North Korean population.
Experts have speculated that North Korea might use a major anniversary to conduct a nuclear-related test, though there was no immediate indication that the reported explosion on Thursday was linked to Pyongyang's efforts to develop nuclear weapons.
"It remains unclear whether it was a deliberately planned nuclear test or it was just an accident," the source in Seoul told Yonhap. "But it doesn't seem to be an ordinary explosion."
Agence France Presse reported:
The explosion appeared to be stronger than an April 22 blast that killed more than 150 people and wounded some 1,300 others in Ryongchon near the western tip of North Korea's border with China, it said Sunday.
The New York Times reports that President Bush top advisers received intelligence reports in recent days describing a confusing series of actions by North Korea that some experts believe could indicate the country is preparing to conduct its first test explosion of a nuclear weapon:
While the indications were viewed as serious enough to warrant a warning to the White House, American intelligence agencies appear divided about the significance of the new North Korean actions, much as they were about the evidence concerning Iraq's alleged weapons stockpiles.
Some analysts in agencies that were the most cautious about the Iraq findings have cautioned that they do not believe the activity detected in North Korea in the past three weeks is necessarily the harbinger of a test. A senior scientist who assesses nuclear intelligence says the new evidence "is not conclusive," but is potentially worrisome.
[. . .]
The activities included the movement of materials around several suspected test sites, including one near a location where intelligence agencies reported last year that conventional explosives were being tested that could compress a plutonium core and set off a nuclear blast. But officials have not seen the classic indicators of preparations at a test site, in which cables are laid to measure an explosion in a deep test pit.
On Saturday, North Korea said recent revelations that South Korea conducted secret nuclear experiments involving uranium and plutonium made the communist state more determined to pursue its own nuclear programs. The Washington Post reports that South Korea was more successful than Iran in producing the key ingredient for a bomb and used deception to conceal the illegal activity from U.N. inspectors for years:
In interviews late last week, diplomats with knowledge of both covert programs disclosed that South Korean scientists enriched uranium to levels four times higher than did their counterparts in Iran. Seoul conducted those experiments, in violation of the nuclear nonproliferation treaty, two years before Iran did and kept them secret for nearly two years after Iran's came to light, said the diplomats, who could discuss the investigation by the International Atomic Energy Agency only on the condition of anonymity.
The South Koreans appear to have experimented with smaller quantities of uranium than Iran did, and there is no indication that Seoul invested the kind of money and resources that Tehran has put into its program, the diplomats said.
South Korea's subterfuge will only make dealing with North Korea and Iran even more difficult. Now we will hear nothing except allegations of a double standard.
UPDATE: Reuters is now reporting that both the U.S. and South Korean officials said on Sunday that the explosion was unlikely to have been a nuclear weapons test.
This story was getting a lot of coverage in the blogoshere. At Garfield Ridge, Dave posts that having tried bribery and multilateral negotiations there are no good options left.
At Wizbang, Kevin wonders if we can persuade China to annex North Korea.
At The American Mind, Sean posted seismograph recordings.
Rooftop Report posted that "this story woke everybody up.
Right On Red posted about the Clinton administration's failed attempts to freeze dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons program in exchange for international aid to build two power-producing nuclear reactors.
At In The Bullpen asks why was this report showed up in the media three days after the event. Good question.
More coverage at Allah Is In The House, Say Anything, , The Command Post, This Blog Is Full Of Crap, The Baby Seal Club, , Winds of Change, The Slithery D, Blogs of War, and Captain's Quarters.
(PLEASE GO AT http://cayankee.blogs.com/cayankee/2004/09/north_korean_ex.html TO ACCESS ALL THE LINKS ABOVE)
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"We have satellites that can see through cloud cover coupled with the most advanced radar imaging systems known to mankind and our Gov. throws us "It's not nuclear bone and we don't know what it is". WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Stealth Cell towers and the 2004 U.S. Presidential Elections
Source: by Bruce Conway
Late last fall, I watched bemused as several plainclothes geeks installed a cell tower behind our N.W. Island's Masonic Hall. It went up quickly, and without any fanfare.
The twist was that the cell tower was disguised as an ordinary flagpole. This was patriotic, and very suspicious. The camouflaged stealth tower was erected without any protests, warnings or announcements to local businesses or residents.
Being a curious person I investigated, and discovered to my great surprise that "stealth towers" are being hastily erected throughout the country, by the thousands. Camouflaged microwave and cell phone towers are being disguised as cacti, palm trees, church crosses, rock formations, water towers, and pine trees. This is happening without any of the dissent or protest usually surrounding cell tower erections.
Companies like Stealth Concealment Solutions of Charleston, S.C., are doing a brisk business. They custom-disguise cell towers to blend into their surroundings. It is estimated that up to 30% of the new cell tower erections now going up are being stealthily concealed.
When one considers the rapid advancements in electromagnetic and psychotronic mind control technology, this trend in utility concealment is rather sinister. If researchers could successfully project human speech into the minds of the deaf, as Dr. Joseph C. Sharp of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research did in 1974, think of their present capabilities.
Consider this quote by a pioneer in electromagnetic mind control: "Man does not have the right to develop his own mind. This kind of liberal orientation hasgreat appeal. We must electrically control the brain. Some day armies and generals will be controlled by electric stimulation of the brain." - Dr. Jose Delgado -1974 Congressional Record, No. 262E, Vol. 118.
Here is another eye-opening quotation: "Contemporary neuroscience suggests the existence of fundamental algorithms by which all sensory transduction is translated into the intrinsic, brain-specific code. Direct stimulation of these codes within the human temporal or limbic cortices by applied electromagnetic patterns may require energy levels which are within the range of both geomagnetic activity and contemporary communication networks. A process which is coupled to the narrow band of brain temperature could allow all normal human brains to be affected by a sub-harmonic whose frequency range at about 10 Hz would only vary by 0.1 Hz." - On the Possibility of Directly accessing every human brain by electromagnetic induction of fundamental algorithms - by M.A. Persinger, Laurentian University / Perceptual and Motor Skills, June 1995, 80, 791-799.
And now, one final quotation to put the issue of stealth cell towers into a proper political perspective: "As an expert and juridical personality I declare: In Kiev was launched a mass production of Psychotronical Biogenerators and their tests. I cannot assert that during the coup d'etat were used exactly the Kiev generators. All the same the fact that they were used is evident to me. What are the Psychotronical generators? They are electrical equipment which produces the effect of guided control in human organisms. It affects especially the left and right hemisphere of the cortex. This is also the technology of the U.S. project Zombie 5 . . . I draw on my personal experience since I am myself the designer of such a generator." Quote by Victor Sedleckij, the Vice President of the League ofIndependent Soviet Scientists / Komsomolskaya Pravda / August 27, 1991
With the U.S. Presidential election coming up in a few short months, it is likely that the stealth cell tower network being rapidly constructed is destined to play an important role in remotely influencing the perceptions, thoughts and decisions of American voters.
Is there any crime that the Neoconmen won't perpretrate to retain their strangle-hold on power?
Stealth Tower online resources:
Mind Control Documentation
"A Method for the Remote Control of Electrical Stimulation of the Nervous System." E.L. Chaffee and R.U. Light. Yale Journal of Biology & Medicine, 1934, 7.
"Multichannel Transdermal Stimulation of the Brain." J.M.R. Delgado. Technical Documentary Report No. ARL-TR-70-1, New Mexico: Holloman Air Force Base, 1970.
"Psychotechnology: Electronic Control of Mind and Behavior." Robert L. Schwitzgebel and Ralph K. Schwitzgebel (Editors). New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1973.
Psychiatry and the CIA: Victims of Mind Control." Harvey Weinstein, M.D. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press, 1990.
"U.S. Explores Russian Mind-Control Technology." Barbara Opall. Defense News, January 11-17, 1993.
"I'll be able to affect the behavior of 80 per cent of the people in this town without their knowing it"
A popular Revolt
17 September 2004
Costing £2,9 millions, the UKs new police communication system Tetra has been described by one independent scientist as likely to cause more civilian deaths than all the worlds terrorist organisations put together.
Llanidloes is a small, open-hearted market town in a damp and lovely valley in mid Wales. It is a town with a strong identity and a long memory; some people still live in the street where they were born.
Solidly Welsh, and surrounded by farmland, Llanidloes also has a smattering of English blow-ins; people who are into organic veg and eco-design and jazz, and who chirpily co-exist with no more than the odd grumble from locals about the hippy contingent.
And then, stealthily, on a bank holiday weekend in May, the mobile phone company O2 (through its subsidiary MMO2) erected a Tetra mast in the heart of the town. O2s idea of consultation was legal but risible: it did little more than inform the mayor and town council that it was putting the mast up, whether Llanidloes liked it or not.
And Llanidloes did not.
There was an outcry. Posters were put up in windows, a march held, banners made. (One banner flew from the top of the mast itself.) Llanidloes joined what The Times has described as a popular revolt against Tetra.
The local people felt bullied by a giant of a company. For many of them, its an issue of local democracy: they should have the right to refuse. In Llanidloes, says the stalwart and thoughtful local councillor Morgan, we have a history of David beating Goliath. Someone else tells me that the town was the site of a Chartist riot in the 19th century.
And then the people of Llanidloes began educating themselves. What they discovered, just like hundreds of communities around the country, is the full staggering story of Tetra. A story that involves science being perverted for political ends, chronic illness and agonising death, one of the countrys leading scientists performing an extraordinary U-turn, a company that openly confesses to taking no responsibility for the safety of what it produces, a financial scandal, a political scandal and, above all else, a health scandal. ^
If you live near a Tetra mast, then this story affects you directly. And considering that there will eventually be at least 3,200 such masts erected in the UK, there will be one near you.
Tetra stands for Terrestrial Trunked Radio. It is the new police communication system using microwave radiation and low-frequency electromagnetic pulsing, and is operated by O2 under the brand name Airwave.
Airwave, says a police source, is better than the old system for voice traffic: at least we dont get interference from Dutch cabbies anymore. It also prevents criminals from listening in, as it has its own private, digitally encrypted frequency. At present, police forces run their own analogue radio system, and it can be difficult for neighbouring forces to communicate with each other. By the end of 2005 this will no longer be a problem, as by then all the countrys constabularies will have switched over to Tetra.
Not everyone, however, is so enthusiastic about Tetra. Dr Gerard Hyland, an expert in low-level radiation, member of the International Institute of Biophysics and prominent Tetra critic, states: With the Tetra roll-out we could be seeing a pandemic of brain tumours in 10 years. Low-frequency radiation, says Hyland, affects brain function and the blood-brain barrier and degrades the immune system..
Children are known to absorb far more radiation than adults. Writing in the medical journal The Lancet in November 2000, Hyland stated: Radiation is known to affect the brain rhythms, and children are particularly vulnerable... The main effects are neurological, causing headaches, memory loss and sleeping disorders.
Antipersonnel weapons from EMRF
(...) British policemen are now suffering from insomnia, headaches, nausea, vertigo and hearing loss whilst using handsets with the new Tetra masts. As have villagers in Kensworth (as well as painful, bloodshot eyes; nose-bleeds; strokes etc.) ever since the Orange mast was activated in September 2001. CLIP
Health problems from Cell phones
(...) Radiation from mobile phones causes changes to human cells which could pose risks to health, an authoritative two-year study has concluded. CLIP
The invisible disease
The dangers of environmental illnesses caused by electromagnetic fields and chemical emissions.
ELECTRO HYPERSENSITIVITY & THE CHEMICAL CONNECTION
ELECTRO-HYPERSENSITIVITY HYPER SENSITIVE PEOPLE
SCIENCE FICTION OR TROUBLING POSSIBILITY?...
(...) Implants are now smaller than a hair's width and are injected with vaccine and flu shots. Millions have had this done unknowingly. These 'biochips' circulate in the bloodstream and lodge in the brain, enabling the victims to hear 'voices' via the implant. There are many kinds of implants now and 1 in 40 are victims from 'alien abduction' statistics, though 1 in 20 has also been gauged. The fake alien abduction, revealed to be actually done by the US military using technology to make hologram spaceships outside, virtual reality scenarios of going onto a spaceship with humans in costumes, has been astutely perceived. Though real abductions occur, the 'alien abduction' scenario has been useful to stop any further investigation or accountability to the govt. authorities by the poor victims who would face being thought silly.
Are we being forced to respond to an artificially induced vibratory rate by our global masters, who want this planet to have a sudden leap in evolution, populated by the psychically aware and therefore superior class of human? Minus the billions of people who are 'useless eaters' disposed of by electro magnetically-induced cancers and diseases.
The physics and engineering behind electromagnetic disease transmission is frightening. Diseases can be reproduced as 'disease signatures' in that the vibration of a disease can be manufactured and sent on to be induced. (The brainwave pattern of hallucinogenic drugs can also be copied and sent by ELF waves to induce 'visions.) Once diseases are sprayed in the air, electromagnetic-waves attuned to the disease, using harmonics and subharmonics will make them more lethal and infectious by sending particular disease death-patterns.
Chemtrails sprayed daily all over USA (and other countries too) in a white crisscross pattern in the skies contain diseases and chemicals which affect the state of consciousness, producing apathy along with fluoridation of the water, aspartame and drugs. Fluoride disables the willpower section of the brain, impairing the left occipital lobe.
Fluoride and selenium enable people to 'hear voices'. ELF waves create disturbances in the biological processes of the body and these can be activated in the population once the diseases are introduced into the body from the chemtrails.
Some chemtrails have been analyzed and shown to be creating cleavages in the spacial perceptions, blocking theinteraction of various amino-acids that relate to higher-consciousness and to increase dopamine in the brain producing a listless, euphoric state of lower reactive mind. Basically to fog the difference between the real and unreal and some of this could be connected with the many UFO abductions occurring en-mass. Hundreds have been witnessed laid out on tables and implanted. Intelligence agencies are in league with each other behind this disablement of the masses to such a state where they can't even fight back. In order to do what they want they need the overall 'frequency' of each victim to function at a specific rate below the threshold of awareness.
Could this be part of a greater plan with mind-control transmitters covering the whole of USA and England, cleverly disguised as cell phone towers and trees?The power from microwave towers may be turned up to such a level that people will die.
A brain functioning at beta-level (above 13 Hz) is agitated and can't change the perceptions if it is artificially stabilized by technology to that frequency. This may increase body electricity in others, giving them psychic powers. Is this linked to the new-agers claim of a 12-14 Hz Schumann Resonance, inching us towards the 4th dimension? Stimulants ingested globally from higher caffeine genetically-modified plants, may also make an impact on the 'global-brain' in the ionosphere collecting our brainwaves. New-age channellers say we are going into 4th dimensional frequency. They 'heard' the voice of some 'ET' who told them. Some 'ETs' are local. Voices in the head were produced using Tesla technology in prisoners in Utah. Each of the prisoners received the same message from an 'ET'. It is easy to produce 'voices in the head' without implants now.
A prisoner called David Fratus in Draper Prison, Utah in 1988 wrote: "I began to receive, or hear, high-frequency tones in my ears. When I plug my ears..the tones are still inside and become amplified. It's as if they had become electrified echo chambers with the sounds coming from the inside out..I began to hear voices..into my inner ears is as vivid as though I were listening to a set of stereo headphones..with the end result being that I am now having my brain monitored by an omnipotent computerized mind reading or scanning machine of some sort."
Hundreds of inmates at the Gunnison Facility of the Utah State Prison, and the State Hospital were subject to this brand of mind-control in order to test it. In the early 1970s, this was brought out in the Utah U.S. District Court, because inmates who had been subjected to this Tesla-wave mind-control in prison tried unsuccessfully to fight back in court. The University of Utah researched how Tesla-waves could be used to manipulate the mind into hearing voices, overriding and implanting thoughts into the mind, and reading the thoughts, as well as developing eye-implants.
WITH THE BIG CONTROVERSY OVER THE (FORCED UPON HIM) PUBLIC APOLOGY BY 60 MINUTES JOURNALIST DAN RATHER OVER THE NOTION THAT HIS REVELATIONS ABOUT GEORGE W BUSH'S PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT TO AVOID SERVING IN VIETNAM WERE BASED ON ALLEGEDLY FORGED DOCUMENTS, IT IS VERY INTERESTING TO READ THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE THAT, IN MY VIEW, SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT. WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO READ WILL MOST LIKELY NEVER MAKE IT INTO THE US MAINSTREAM MEDIA...
Bush Deserves a Dishonorable Discharge
By Michelle Mairesse
During the second week of February 2004, Press Secretary Scott McClellan defended President Bushs spotty National Guard service record by stolidly repeating the mantra of the week: Not only had reporters questions been asked and answered before the election, but an honorable discharge proved that Bush had met his obligations. On Thursday, veteran journalist Helen Thomass opened up a new line of questioning that must have given McClellan an eerie sense of being trapped in a time-warp.
The first time McClellan heard the question was during Bushs run for the presidency when McClellan was his campaign manager. It came from biographer J. H. Hatfield. Here is Hatfields account:
"Presidential campaign spokesman Scott McClellan had previously told Salon, We do not dignify false rumors and innuendoes with a response, after the on-line magazine asked him if Bush ever performed community service at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center in Houston in exchange for having his illicit drug use record expunged.
"In the past, McClellan always seemed to be the consummate campaign spokesperson, always in control, never rattled by the sometimes raucous press corps and their continuous barrage of questions. But that impression was shattered when I queried McClellan about Bushs involvement at Project P.U.L.L. in 1972 as a condition of having his cocaine possession charge purged. There was a moment of electric silence, and then McClellan muttered an almost inaudible, Oh, shit, and after hesitating for a moment, finally said, No comment." (Fortunate Son: George W. Bush and the Making of an American President, J. H. Hatfield, Soft Skull Press, 2001)
Now here was Helen Thomas, in 2004, resurrecting a rumor that could have derailed Bushs 2000 presidential campaign had the press been paying attention.
"Q: Did the President ever have to take time off from Guard duty to do community service?
Scott McClellan: To do community service? I haven't looked into everything he did 30 years ago, Helen. Obviously, there is different community service he has performed in the past, including going back to that time period --
Q: Can you find out if he actually had --
Scott McClellan: Helen, I don't think we remember every single activity he was involved in 30 years ago.
Q: No, this isn't an activity. Was he forced to do community service at any time while he was on --
Scott McClellan: What's your interest in that question? I'm sorry, I just --
Q: Lots of rumors. I'm just trying to clear up something.
Scott McClellan: Rumors about what?
Scott McClellan: Rumors about what?
Q: About the President having to do community service while he was in the National Guard, take time out for that.
Scott McClellan: I'm not aware of those rumors. But if you want to --
Q: Could you look it up? Would you mind asking him?
Scott McClellan: That's why I'm asking what's your interest in that? I just don't understand your interest in that.
Q: It's what everybody is interested in, whether we're getting the true story on his Guard duty.
Scott McClellan: Well, you have the documents that show the facts.
Q: I'm asking you to try to find out from the President of the United States.
Scott McClellan: Like I said, it's well known the different jobs he had and what he was doing previously, that we know. That goes back to --
Q: I didn't say previously. I said, while he was on Guard duty.
Scott McClellan: But you're asking me about 30 years ago. I don't think there's a recollection of everything he was doing 30 years ago.
Q: Well, he would know if he had to take time out. . . ."
. . . and so on, for fifteen minutes.
If Scott McClellan doesnt know whether or not Bush performed community service while he was in the National Guard, he can look up this reference on the official State Department site:
"During this period, George W. worked for a former partner of his father's, who had left the oil-drilling business to start an agricultural company in Houston that had interests in a wide variety of things, from cattle and chickens to tropical plants. George's job was to travel around the United States and to countries in Central America looking for plant nurseries his company might want to acquire.
"In the spring of 1972, he left this job and went to Alabama to work on the unsuccessful U.S. Senate campaign of Republican Winton Blount. Returning to Houston, he became a counselor for African-American youngsters in a program called PULL (Professional United Leadership League). The program brought together volunteers from the athletic, entertainment, and business worlds to work with young people in a variety of ways. George taught basketball and wrestling and organized field trips to juvenile prisons, so his young charges could see that side of life and resolve not to end up there themselves.
"He was a super, super guy says Ernie Ladd, a professional football player who also worked with the program. Everybody loved him so much. He had a way with people....They didn't want him to leave.
"His work with Project PULL, Bush says in A Charge to Keep, gave him a glimpse of a world I had never seen. It was tragic, heartbreaking, and uplifting, all at the same time. I saw a lot of poverty. I also saw bad choices: drugs, alcohol abuse, men who had fathered children and walked away, leaving single mothers struggling to raise children on their own. I saw children who could not read and were way behind in school. I also saw good and decent people working to try to help lift these kids out of their terrible circumstances."
Three sources told biographer J. H. Hatfield that Bush was performing community service on the orders of a judge. A Yale classmate said, "George W. was arrested for possession of cocaine in 1972, but due to his father's connections, the entire record was expunged by a state judge whom the older Bush helped get elected. It was one of those 'behind closed doors in the judges' chambers' kind of thing between the old man and one of his Texas cronies who owed him a favor ... There's only a handful of us that know the truth."
If the record of an arrest was expunged, Bush apparently received the equivalent of Youthful Offender status at the age of 26.
Another Bush associate told Hatfield, "I can't and won't give you any new names, but I can confirm that W's Dallas attorney remains the repository of any evidence of the expunged record. From what I've been told, the attorney is the one who advised him to get a new drivers license in 1995 when a survey of his public records uncovered a stale, but nevertheless incriminating trail for an overly eager reporter to follow."
Records prove that Bush did get a new drivers license at that time.
Newsweek (July 9, 2000) reported that the Bush campaign "launched a secretive research operation designed to scour all records relating to his Vietnam-era service" while preparing for Bush's 1998 re-election campaign. They paid Dallas lawyer Harriet Miers $19,000 to review the records.
In 1998, retired National Guard officer Bill Burkett said that in the spring of 1997, Bushs chief of staff James Allbaugh asked Major General Daniel James to assemble Bushs Guard records so that Bush aides could review them. Days later, Burkett says he saw about twenty pages from Bushs military files in a trash can.
"'His records have clearly been cleaned up," says author James Moore, whose upcoming book, Bush's War for Re-election, will examine the issue of Bush's military service in great detail. Moore says as far back as 1994, when Bush first ran for governor of Texas, his political aides began contacting commanders and roommates and people who would spin and cover up his Guard record. And when my book comes out, people will be on the record testifying to that fact: witnesses who helped clean up Bush's military file.'" Salon, 04/ 02/14.
Before Bushs run for the governorship of Texas and the presidency of the United States, journalists were put off by the missing records in Bushs military files, but as researchers uncovered more records, a clearer picture of Bushs military service emerged.
On January 19, 1968, Bush completed the Air Force officer qualifications test in New Haven while he attended Yale University. Although he scored 25%, the lowest possible passing grade, and had a record of arrests (2 misdemeanors, 2 collisions, 2 drunk driving citations), on the same day he applied he was accepted into the "Champagne Unit," where the sons of the politically well-connected trained. He jumped to the head of the line of 160 Texas applicants for two available pilot training slots, neatly avoiding a year and half on the waiting list. Lucky for him, because his draft deferment would have expired in twelve days. Former Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes later admitted recommending George W. Bush for a slot in the Texas Air National Guard at the request of a Bush family friend.
On May 27, 1968, another family friend, commander of the Texas National Guard Walter B. Staudt, interviewed Bush, recommended him for pilot training, and arranged to have his picture taken with the aspiring pilot.
In June, Bush, with an undistinguished academic record, received his bachelor of arts degree from Yale.
On July 12, 1968, a three-member Federal Recognition Examining Board bypassed the requirement for 23 weeks of officers candidate school and declared Bush qualified for promotion to 2nd lieutenant in the 111th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. Two days later, Bush attended basic military training in San Antonio and completed training August 25, about 100 hours short of the hours requirement.
From December 29, 1969 to January 20, 1970, Bush trained at Ellington Air Force Base, near Houston.
On August 24, 1970 a three-member board recommended Bush for promotion to first lieutenant.
In 1971, Bush participated in drills and alerts at Ellington. In his civilian job, he was said to be flying for Stratford of Texas to scout plant nurseries in Florida and Central America.
Bush had his last flight physical examination in May. From May 1971 to May 1972 he logged 22 days of active duty.
Then things began to get strange. In May 1972, Bush requested a transfer from his Texas unit to the 9921st Air Reserve Squadron at Maxwell Air Force Base, a postal unit, after he had already moved to Alabama to work as a political director on the Senate campaign of Winton M. Blount, another family friend. The transfer was initially approved by his superiors in Houston but ultimately denied by higher-ups because the unit had no airplanes and met only one night a month. After spending from half a million to a million dollars on a pilots education, the National Guard is reluctant to allow pilots to fritter away their skills in a paper unit.
On September 6, Bush was finally approved for a transfer to a flying unit, although by now five months had elapsed since he established residence in Alabama. His orders required him to report to the unit commander, General William Turnipseed at the 187th Tactical Reconnaissance Group in Montgomery, Alabama, on the dates of "7-8 October 0730-1600, and 4-5 November 0730-1600," but he never appeared. In an interview with the Boston Globe, both General Turnipseed and his former administration officer asserted that Bush didnt show up. Guard records reveal that Bush performed no military duties in Alabama until late October 1972. Until then, he was busy with the Blount campaign.
The racist, reactionary Blount senatorial campaign plastered Alabama with billboards that proclaimed, "A vote for Red Blount is a vote against forced busing . . . against coddling criminals . . . against welfare freeloaders." Although Blount lost the election, Bush learned the rudiments of dirty-tricks campaigning without over-exerting himself.
He didnt strike his peers as a go-getter. "Those who encountered Bush in Alabama remember him as an affable social drinker who acted younger than his 26 years. Referred to as George Bush, Jr. by newspapers in those days, sources say he also tended to show up late every day, around noon or one, at Blount's campaign headquarters in Montgomery. They say Bush would prop his cowboy boots on a desk and brag about how much he drank the night before." (First Son: George W. Bush and the Bush Family Dynasty, Bill Minutaglio, Times Books, 1999)
The Progressive Southerner, February 2, 2004, describes "George W. Bushs Lost Year in 1972 Alabama":
"Many of those who came into close contact with Bush say he liked to drink beer and Jim Beam whiskey, and to eat fist-fulls of peanuts, and Executive burgers, at the Cloverdale Grill. They also say he liked to sneak out back for a joint of marijuana or into the head for a line of cocaine. The newspapers that year are full of stories about the scourge of cocaine from Vietnam and China, much of it imported by the French. (Remember the French Connection?)
"According to Cathy Donelson, a daughter of old Montgomery but one of the toughest investigative reporters to work for newspapers in Alabama over the years, the 1960s came to Old Cloverdale in the early 1970s about the time of Bush's arrival.
We did a lot of drugs in those days, she said. "The 1970s are a blur." (http://www.southerner.net/blog/awolbush.html)
In April 1972, the military began to include routine drug tests in servicemen's annual physical examination, including urinalysis, an examination of the nasal cavities, and queries concerning drug use. According to the regulation, the medical was scheduled for the month after the serviceman's birthday, August 1972 in Bushs case.
On September 29, 1972 the National Guard Bureau sent Bush an order that put the seal of officialdom on Bushs verbal suspension from flying that had occurred in August. Reason for the suspension: Failure to accomplish annual medical examination. Bush was ordered to acknowledge his grounding in writing and the Bureau noted that "the local commander who has authority to convene a Flying Evaluation Board will direct an investigation as to why the individual failed to accomplish the medical examination." There is no record that the investigating board was ever convened. Nor was there any record that Bush served from May 1, 1972 until April 30, 1973, although he should have logged at least 36 days of service.
There is no evidence that, in the 42 months between May 1971 and November 21, 1974, when he was officially discharged, Bush ever had an Air Force physical examination.
In December 1972, Bush returned to Houston, but apparently not to his Air Force unit. In January 1973 he did community service with the P.U.L.L. inner-city poverty program. On May 2, 1973, the two lieutenant colonels in charge of Bush's unit in Houston, one of them a friend of Bush, were unable to rate him for the prior 12 months, saying he had not been at the unit during that period. Later that month, Bush received two special orders to appear for active duty. Because he was officially grounded, during May, June, and July, he served 36 days of non-flying drills at Ellington before leaving the Guard early.
In September 1973, Bush asked to be discharged from the Texas Air National Guard and to be transferred to the Air Reserve Personnel Center. Transfer to the inactive reserves ends any requirements to attend monthly drills. Despite his shabby record, the Guard granted his request.
He was released eight months early to attend Harvard Business School, although he could have been compelled to fulfill his service obligation at a base near Harvard University. In all, Bush completed a total of 51 months out of 72 months he owed the Guard.
Commenting on Bush's record, two National Guard generals declared that Bushs refusal to submit to a medical examination was, in itself, incomprehensible.
"Brigadier General David L. McGinnis, a former top aide to the assistant secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, said in an interview that Bush's failure to remain on flying status amounts to a violation of the signed pledge by Bush that he would fly for at least five years after he completed flight school in November 1969.
"Failure to take your flight physical is like a failure to show up for duty. It is an obligation you can't blow off, McGinnis said.
"McGinnis said he, too, thought it possible that Bush's superiors considered him a liability, so they decided to get him off the books, make his father happy, and hope no one would notice.
"But McGinnis said there should have been an investigation and a report. If there were no investigation, it would show how far they were willing to stretch the rules to accommodate Bush."
It looks as though both Congress and the American people now realize they have been too willing to stretch the rules to accommodate Bush. Lets give him a dishonorable discharge and send him back to Texas.
Portrait of George Bush in '72: Unanchored in Turbulent Time (New York Times - Sept 20) http://www.truthout.org/docs_04/092104X.shtml
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Nineteen seventy-two was the year George W. Bush dropped off the radar screen. He abandoned his once-prized status as a National Guard pilot by failing to appear for a required physical. He sought temporary reassignment from the Texas Air National Guard to an Alabama unit but for six months did not show up for training. He signed on as an official in the losing campaign of a Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, and even there he left few impressions other than as an amiable bachelor with a good tennis game and a famous father. "To say he brought in a bunch of initiatives and bright ideas," said a fellow campaign worker, Devere McLennan, "no he didn't." This year of inconsequence has grown increasingly consequential for President Bush because of persistent, unanswered questions about his National Guard service - why he failed to take his pilot's physical and whether he fulfilled his commitment to the Guard. If anything, those issues became still murkier this past week, with the controversy over the authenticity of four documents disclosed by CBS News and its program "60 Minutes" purporting to shed light on that Guard record. Still, a wider examination of his life in 1972, based on dozens of interviews and other documents released by the White House over the years, yields a portrait of a young man like many other young men of privilege in that turbulent time - entitled, unanchored and safe from combat, bouncing from a National Guard slot made possible by his family's prominence to a political job arranged through his father. CLIP
Bush v. Rather et. al.
Bush's military service in question again
Bush Absent from Air National Guard Duty
Questions about Bush's Guard service unanswered
Dubya the Deserter
(...) An examination of the Bush military files within the context of US Statutory Law, Department of Defense regulations, and Air Force policies and procedures of that era lead to a single conclusion: George W. Bush was considered a deserter by the United States Air Force. (...) The proof of this is the ARF Retirement Credit Summary dated January 30, 1974, which shows that Bush was placed in an Inactive Status effective September 15th, 1973. This document is the proverbial smoking gun which proves that the Air Force considered George W. Bush to have been a deserter. CLIP
Bush Jr.'s Skeleton Closet - The Dark Side
George Bush likes to present himself as a straight-talking, regular guy. But it's an act -- regular guys don't go to Andover Prep, Yale and Harvard Business School, and straight-talking guys don't pretend to be regular guys after growing up in one of the most privileged homes in world history. Not only was Bush's dad president, his grandpa was a U.S. Senator and wealthy Wall Street banker, and his mom's blueblood family owned (among other things) the estate in Maine that Bush still hangs out at. Now, as Bush's regular guy act is wearing thin, some of his other deceptions are becoming more obvious.
Click on the allegation of your choice:
-- His top aides exposed an undercover CIA agent to silence critics
-- Lies, deception and coverups to push the war in Iraq
-- Convicted of drunk driving. Lied repeatedly to cover up his arrest.
-- Lying under oath. Bush & staff stop investigation of contributor's huge funeral home company.
-- Avoided Vietnam and Skipped Out on his National Guard Service
-- Texas government corruption: State $$ for campaign funders & business cronies
-- Cocaine: felony drug use, vile hypocrisy, and a hushed up arrest?
-- His "young and irresponsible" behavior: sex, drugs and (gasp!) rock and roll?
-- Thin skinned: censors his critics with police, lawyers, $$$
-- Character: Spoiled rich kid living off his family's name and reputation
-- Made millions on insider business deals, for little work
-- Deal #1. Personal Profits from Failing Oil Companies
-- Easy Money From Odd Sources
-- A Surprise Deal From Bahrain
-- Access to the President and National Security Adviser for his foreign business partner
-- Deal #2. Selling Oil Stocks Just Before Iraq Invaded: lucky guess or illegal insider trading?
-- Deal #3. A Big Slice of a Baseball Team
-- Hypocrisy: using government coercion to make his private fortune
(GO AT http://www.realchange.org/bushjr.htm TO ACCESS ALL THIS MATERIAL)
Subject: It's the Climate Changing, Stupid
Date: 20 Sep 2004
From: "Julie Weston" email@example.com>
You might like to use this article Jean...
Kind regards Julie
From: Dr. Glen Barry firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: 20 September 2004
Subject: EARTH MEANDERS: It's the Climate Changing, Stupid
By Dr. Glen Barry
There has never been a more critical political issue than climate change, yet both candidates for U.S. President are virtually silent on the matter. I am appalled at the lack of attention paid to the issue of climate change in the American campaign for President. The conventional wisdom sold to us by corporate greens is that Kerry is an environmental crusader. What a lie. Yes, President Bush has turned his back on the Kyoto protocols. But Kerry did so first, voting against Kyoto when Clinton was president. The world needs a visionary and statesman like leader.
On issues of war and peace, there is virtually no difference between the candidates. Neither candidate is green, just as neither is for peace. We are witnessing an unprecedented failure to lead. There exists a complete and utter failure to grasp what is at stake with rapidly progressing climate change - the survival of civilization, continued maintenance of the Earth, and danger of authoritarian responses. Health care, Iraq, gay marriage and abortion are dreadfully important issues. Yet they pale in significance to the threat posed by climate change and ecological collapse which may make much of the World uninhabitable and incapable of supporting advanced, affluent human societies.
Because of failed American leadership on climate change, there exists a great deal of ignorance and apathy on the subject amongst the public. Firstly, the term "climate change" is more accurate than global warming. Though on average global temperatures are rising, the most serious impacts will be lack of consistent climatic patterns and increased weather extremes.
One recent major finding is that much of the increased heat has been absorbed by the oceans, making it likely if not probable that hurricanes - which are strengthened by warm ocean water - are becoming more powerful. The best science based estimate is that fossil fuel emissions must be reduced by 70% in order to avert global ecological and social Armageddon. Yet both candidates shamelessly pander over modest and overdue gasoline price increases. Cheap gas is killing the Earth.
The technology already exists to stabilize the climate. Recently scientists identified 15 technologies that are ripe for large-scale use. They recommended a portfolio of energy efficiency, solar energy, wind power and limited nuclear energy; and the preservation or enhancement of "natural" sinks for carbon dioxide such as rain forests, as well as the conservation tillage techniques on farms.
First climate skeptics doubted the science. Now they say we must adapt, it is too late to mitigate the effects. The oil and coal industries daily perpetuate a crime against humanity - seeking to emit every last bit of carbon dioxide before embracing a clean energy economy. Russia is the wild card on which the modest, yet important and historical, Kyoto process depends. But it is preocccupied and quite likely to kill off the international treaty - which took more than 10 years to negotiate - by delaying its decision to the point where it is too late for countries to adopt in time to cut emissions.
Tony Blair has recently claimed the mantle of climate change leadership, such as it is, warning that climate change has the potential to unleash a global human and economic catastrophe if left unchecked. Mr. Blair spoke of the need recently for a "green industrial revolution" - it remains to be seen whether outputs will equal rhetoric.
Things are playing out as I and other ecologists intuited they would some decades ago. The great civilizations are in their death throes - striking out at terror which is really just their own reflection, and denying their dependence upon the natural world. Humanity is pressing up against real biophysical restraints in terms of climate as well as water, forest and ocean ecosystems. Climate change is the most immediate manifestation of disregard for ecological systems upon which all life depends. It is a matter of prudence as a society to respond with utmost urgency to implement a clean energy economy.
The result of failure to adjust to climate change will be societal ruin. Shall we proceed, evolve or die? Around the World we must vote, as if our life depends upon it, for who you think will best address climate change and related social justice and equity issues.
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DESPITE ITS LENGTH, THIS IS A RIVETING ARTICLE, ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING IT CAME OUT IN A MAINSTREAM MEDIA NEWSPAPER...
Originally from http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1095545411401&call_pageid=968332188854&col=9683500607
By Linda McQuaig - The Toronto Star
20 September 2004
U.S. oil companies just happened to have billions of dollars they wanted to invest in undeveloped oil reserves.
From his corner office in the heart of New York's financial district, Fadel Gheit keeps close tabs on what goes on inside the boardrooms of the big oil companies. An oil analyst at the prestigious Wall Street firm Oppenheimer & Co., the fit, distinguished-looking Gheit has been watching the oil industry closely for more than 25 years.
Selling the modern world's most indispensable commodity has never been a bad business to be in - particularly for the small group of companies that straddle the top of this privileged world. But never more so than now.
"Profit-wise, things could not have been better," says Gheit, "In the last three years, they died and went to heaven .... They are all sitting on the largest piles of cash in their history."
But to stay rich they have to keep finding new reserves, and that's getting tougher. Increasingly it means cutting through permafrost or drilling deep underwater, at tremendous cost. "The cheap oil has already been found and developed and produced and consumed," says Gheit. "The low-hanging fruit has already been picked."
Well, not all the low-hanging fruit has been picked.
Nestled into the heart of the area of heaviest oil concentration in the world is Iraq, overflowing with low-hanging fruit. No permafrost, no deep water. Just giant pools of oil, right beneath the warm ground. This is fruit sagging so low, as it were, that it practically touches the ground under the weight of its ripeness.
Not only does Iraq have vast quantities of easily accessible oil, but its oil is almost untouched. "Think of Iraq as virgin territory .... This is bigger than anything Exxon is involved in currently .... It is the superstar of the future," says Gheit, "That's why Iraq becomes the most sought-after real estate on the face of the earth."
Gheit just smiles at the notion that oil wasn't a factor in the U.S. invasion of Iraq. He compares Iraq to Russia, which also has large undeveloped oil reserves. But Russia has nuclear weapons. "We can't just go over and ... occupy (Russian) oil fields," says Gheit. "It's a different ballgame." Iraq, however, was defenceless, utterly lacking, ironically, in weapons of mass destruction. And its location, nestled in between Saudi Arabia and Iran, made it an ideal place for an ongoing military presence, from which the U.S. would be able to control the entire Gulf region. Gheit smiles again: "Think of Iraq as a military base with a very large oil reserve underneath .... You can't ask for better than that."
There's something almost obscene about a map that was studied by senior Bush administration officials and a select group of oil company executives meeting in secret in the spring of 2001. It doesn't show the kind of detail normally shown on maps - cities, towns, regions. Rather its detail is all about Iraq's oil.
The southwest is neatly divided, for instance, into nine "Exploration Blocks." Stripped of political trappings, this map shows a naked Iraq, with only its ample natural assets in view. It's like a supermarket meat chart, which identifies the various parts of a slab of beef so customers can see the most desirable cuts .... Block 1 might be the striploin, Block 2 and Block 3 are perhaps some juicy tenderloin, but Block 8 - ahh, that could be the filet mignon.
The map might seem crass, but it was never meant for public consumption. It was one of the documents studied by the ultra-secretive task force on energy, headed by U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney, and it was only released under court order after a long legal battle waged by the public interest group Judicial Watch.
Another interesting task force document, also released under court order over the opposition of the Bush administration, was a two-page chart titled "Foreign Suitors for Iraqi Oilfields." It identifies 63 oil companies from 30 countries and specifies which Iraqi oil fields each company is interested in and the status of the company's negotiations with Saddam Hussein's regime. Among the companies are Royal Dutch/Shell of the Netherlands, Russia's Lukoil and France's Total Elf Aquitaine, which was identified as being interested in the fabulous, 25-billion-barrrel Majnoon oil field. Baghdad had "agreed in principle" to the French company's plans to develop this succulent slab of Iraq. There goes the filet mignon into the mouths of the French!
The documents have attracted surprisingly little attention, despite their possible relevance to the question of Washington's motives for its invasion of Iraq - in many ways the defining event of the post-9/11 world but one whose purpose remains shrouded in mystery. Even after the supposed motives for the invasion - weapons of mass destruction and links to Al Qaeda - have been thoroughly discredited, talk of oil as a motive is still greeted with derision. Certainly any suggestion that private oil interests were in any way involved is hooted down with charges of conspiracy theory.
Yet the documents suggest that those who took part in the Cheney task force - including senior oil company executives - were very interested in Iraq's oil and specifically in the danger of it falling into the hands of eager foreign oil companies, rather than into the rightful hands of eager U.S. oil companies.
As the documents show, prior to the U.S. invasion, foreign oil companies were nicely positioned for future involvement in Iraq, while the major U.S. oil companies, after years of U.S.-Iraqi hostilities, were largely out of the picture. Indeed, the U.S. majors would have been the big losers if U.N. sanctions against Iraq had simply been lifted. "The U.S. majors stand to lose if Saddam makes a deal with the U.N. (on lifting sanctions)," noted a report by Germany's Deutsche Bank in October 2002.
The disadvantaged position of U.S. oil companies in Saddam Hussein's Iraq would have presumably been on the minds of senior oil company executives when they met secretly with Cheney and his task force in early 2001. The administration refuses to divulge exactly who met with the task force, and continues to fight legal challenges to force disclosure. However a 2003 report by the General Accounting Office, the investigative arm of Congress, concluded that the task force relied on advice from the oil industry, whose close ties to the Bush administration are legendary. (George W. Bush received more money from the oil and gas industry in 1999 and 2000 than any other U.S. federal candidate received over the previous decade.)
The Cheney task force has been widely criticized for recommending bigger subsidies for the energy industry, but there's been little focus on its possible role as a venue for consultations between Big Oil and the administration about Iraq. One intriguing piece of evidence pointing in this direction was a National Security Council directive, dated February 2001, instructing NSC staff to co-operate fully with the task force. The NSC document, reported in The New Yorker magazine, noted that the task force would be considering the "melding" of two policy areas: "the review of operational policies towards rogue states" and "actions regarding the capture of new and existing oil and gas fields." This certainly implies that the Cheney task force was considering geopolitical questions about actions related to the capture of oil and gas reserves in "rogue" states, including presumably Iraq.
It seems likely then that Big Oil, through the Cheney task force, was involved in discussions with the administration about getting control of oil in Iraq. Since Big Oil has sought to distance itself from the administration's decision to invade Iraq, this apparent involvement helps explain the otherwise baffling level of secrecy surrounding the task force.
It's interesting to note that the Cheney task force deliberations took place in the first few months after the Bush administration came to office - the same time period during which the new administration was secretly formulating plans for toppling Saddam. Those early plans were not publicly disclosed, but we know about them now due to the publication of several insider accounts, including that of former Treasury secretary Paul O'Neill. So, months before the attacks of 9/11, the Bush White House was already considering toppling Saddam, and at the same time it was also keenly studying Iraq's oil fields and assessing how far along foreign companies were in their negotiations with Saddam for a piece of Iraq's oil.
It's also noteworthy that one person - Dick Cheney - was pivotal both in advancing the administration's plans for regime change in Iraq and in formulating U.S. energy policy.
As CEO of oil services giant Halliburton Company, Cheney had been alert to the problem of securing new sources of oil. Speaking to the London Petroleum Institute in 1999, while still heading Halliburton, Cheney had focused on the difficulty of finding the 50 million extra barrels of oil per day that he said the world would need by 2010. "Where is it going to come from?" he asked, and then noted that "the Middle East with two-thirds of the world's oil and the lowest cost, is still where the prize ultimately lies."
Cheney's focus on the Middle East and its oil continued after he became Bush's powerful vice-president. Within weeks of the new administration taking office, Cheney was pushing forward plans for regime change in Iraq and also devising a new energy policy which included getting control of oil reserves in rogue states. His central role in these two apparently urgent initiatives is certainly suggestive of a possible connection between the U.S. invasion of Iraq and a desire for the country's ample oil reserves - the very thing that is vehemently denied.
One reason that regime change in Iraq was seen as offering significant benefits for Big Oil was that it promised to open up a treasure chest which had long been sealed - private ownership of Middle Eastern oil. A small group of major international oil companies once privately owned the oil industries of the Middle East. But that changed in the 1970s when most Middle Eastern countries (and some elsewhere) nationalized their oil industries. Today, state-owned companies control the vast majority of the world's oil resources. The major international oil companies control a mere 4 per cent.
The majors have clearly prospered in the new era, as developers rather than owners, but there's little doubt that they'd prefer to regain ownership of the oil world's Garden of Eden. "(O)ne of the goals of the oil companies and the Western powers is to weaken and/or privatize the world's state oil companies," observes New York-based economist Michael Tanzer, who advises Third World governments on energy issues.
The possibility of Iraq's oil being reopened to private ownership - with the promise of astonishing profits - attracted considerable interest in the run-up to the U.S. invasion. In February 2003, as U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell held the world's attention with his dramatic efforts to make the case that Saddam posed an imminent threat to international peace, other parts of the U.S. government were secretly developing plans to privatize Iraq's oil (among other assets). A confidential 100-page contracting document, drawn up by the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Treasury Department, laid out a wide-ranging plan for a "Mass Privatization Program ... especially in the oil and supporting industries."
The Pentagon was also working on plans to open up Iraq's oil sector. In the fall of 2002, months before the invasion, the Pentagon retained Philip Carroll, a former CEO of Shell Oil Co. in Texas, to draft a strategy for developing Iraqi oil. Carroll's plans apparently became the basis of a proposed scheme, which became public shortly after the war, to redesign Iraq's oil industry along the lines of a U.S. corporation, with a chairman, chief executive and a 15-member board of international advisers. Carroll was chosen by Washington to serve as chairman, but the plans were shelved after they encountered stiff opposition inside Iraq.
Still, the prospect of privatizing Iraq's oil remained of great interest to U.S. oil companies, according to Robert Ebel, from the influential Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Ebel, former vice-president of a Dallas-based oil exploration company, retains close ties to the industry. In an interview in his Washington office, Ebel said it was up to Iraq to make its own decisions, but he made clear that U.S. oil companies would prefer Iraq abandon its nationalization. "We'd rather not work with national oil companies," Ebel said bluntly, noting that the major oil companies are prepared to invest the $35 to $40 billion to develop Iraq's reserves in the coming years. "We're looking for places to invest around the world. You know, along comes Iraq, and I think a lot of oil companies would be disappointed if Iraq were to say `we're going to do it ourselves' "
Along Comes Iraq?
How fortuitous. U.S. oil companies just happened to have billions of dollars that they wanted to invest in undeveloped oil reserves when Iraq presented itself, ready for invasion.
Along comes Iraq, indeed.
In the past 14 decades, we've used up roughly half of all the oil that the planet has to offer. No, we're not about to run out of oil. But long before the oil runs out, it reaches its production peak. After that, extracting the remaining oil becomes considerably more difficult and expensive.
This notion that oil production has a "peak" was first conceived in 1956 by geophysicist M. King Hubbert. He predicted that U.S. oil production would peak about 1970 - a notion that was scoffed at at the time. As it turned out, Hubbert was dead on; U.S. oil production peaked in 1970, and has been declining ever since. Hubbert's once-radical notion is now generally accepted.
For the world as a whole, the peak is fast approaching. Colin Campbell, one of the world's leading geologists, estimates the world's peak will come as soon as 2005 - next year. "There is only so much crude oil in the world," Campbell said in a telephone interview from his home in Ireland, "and the industry has found about 90 per cent of it."
All this would be less serious if the world's appetite for oil were declining in tandem. But even as the discovery of new oil fields slows down, the world's consumption speeds up - a dilemma Cheney highlighted in his speech to the London Petroleum Institute in 1999. For every new barrel of oil we find, we are consuming four already-discovered barrels, according to Campbell. The arithmetic is not on our side.
Particularly worrisome is the arithmetic as it applies to the U.S. With its oil production already long past peak, and yet its oil consumption rising, the U.S. will inevitably become more reliant on foreign oil. This is significant not just for Americans, but for the world, since the U.S. has long characterized its access to energy as a matter of "national security." With its unrivalled military power, the U.S. will insist on meeting its own voracious energy needs - and it will be up to the rest of the world to co-operate with this quest. Period.
Canada plays a greater role in this "keep-the-U.S.-energy-beast-fed" scenario than many Canadians may realize. A three-volume report prepared by a bipartisan Congressional team and CSIS, the Washington think tank, highlights how important Canada is in the U.S. energy picture of the future. The report, The Geopolitics of Energy into the 21st Century, notes that Canada is "the single largest provider of energy to the United States," and that "Canada is poised to expand sharply its exports of oil to the United States in the coming years."
Fine as long as Canada doesn't want to change its mind about this. Well, in fact, Canada can't change its mind about this - a point celebrated in the report. When Canada signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1993, we gave up our right to cut back the amount of oil we export to the U.S. (unless we cut our own consumption the same amount). Interestingly, Mexico, also a party to NAFTA, refused to agree to this section, and was granted an exemption.
The U.S. report points out that that, under NAFTA, Canada is not allowed to reduce its exports of oil (or other energy) to the U.S. in order to redirect them to Canadian consumers. Redirecting Canadian oil to Canadians isn't permitted - regardless of how great the Canadian need may be. Some outside observers, like Colin Campbell over in Ireland, find the situation striking. "You poor Canadians are going to be left freezing in the dark while they're running hair dryers in the U.S.," says Campbell. It's a situation that comforts the U.S. senators, congressmen and think-tank analysts who wrote the report. With obvious satisfaction, they conclude: "There can be no more secure supplier to the United States than Canada."
Alas, for the U.S., not every part of the world is as pliant as Canada. Most of the world's oil is in the Middle East. And while different oil regions will reach their production peaks at different times, the Middle East will peak last, underlying Cheney's point that the region is where "the prize ultimately lies." Whoever controls the big oil reserves of the Middle East will then be positioned to, pretty much, control the world.
But we're supposed to believe that, as the Bush administration assessed its options just before invading Iraq in the spring of 2003, the advantages of securing vast, untapped oil fields - in order to guarantee U.S. energy security in a world of dwindling reserves and to enable U.S. oil companies to reap untold riches - were far from mind. What really mattered to those in the White House, we're told, was liberating the people of Iraq.
Adapted from It's The Crude, Dude: War Big Oil, And The Fight For The Planet, by Linda McQuaig, 2004. Published by Doubleday Canada. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.
Toronto-based political commentator Linda McQuaig is a past winner of a National Newspaper Award and an Atkinson Fellowship for journalism in public policy. Her column appears Sundays on the Star's op-ed page.
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