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August 10, 2005
The Big Scoop Series #5: Taking It All In
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"We will have elections in two years for the entire House of Representatives, some governorships and offices at all levels throughout the Union. In four years, if we're lucky, there will be national elections which include the office of the president. We the people cannot wait until the last minute to find out which new world order facilitator will be our only choice. Haven't the people had enough of "hold your nose and vote?" With the exception of Ron Paul and Tom Tancredo, the entire House of Representatives must be removed. No exceptions. This entire body has been in office for over a decade. They have done nothing to seal off the borders, but have passed unconstitutional legislation like the USA Patriot Act, national IDs and driver's licenses and the massive, colossal waste of money called Homeland Security. Collectively they have been busy destroying this republic, while bribing the American people with "free" prescription pills, and promises of even more money for the unconstitutional federal Department of Education. We the people cannot wait until six months before the election in 2008 to see which new world order facilitator the Democrat and Republican parties will once again force party faithful to vote for ... just to keep the other party from winning. This is a dangerous game that must stop. The people must get involved in the political process at every level. Complaining about the serious problems plaguing America isn't going to solve them only removing those who are responsible is going to save our republic and our freedoms."
- Devvy Kidd - taken from Operation Clean Sweep
Worth of Your Attention
Most recent - and AMAZING - celestial glypghs
Crop Circle pictures from past years - excellent quality!
Also from this site, check these phenomenal balls of light, etc.
What is the scientific opinion about crop circles? (Most interesting!)
How can we tell the difference between genuine and fake? http://www.circularsite.com/intro3a-eng.htm
Check this also - a 9th circle formed unnoticed at first under the nose of researchers
FACTS & THEORIES
On these pages you will find a large number of facts, theories and misunderstandings about crop circles.
Are crop circles made by aliens?
Are the crop circles a means to communicate with humanity? http://www.circularsite.com/intro17-eng.htm
Yes! (...) Message decoded: "a new tribe of people"... (do you get this?.....)
What is my personal idea about this phenomenon? http://www.circularsite.com/intro24-eng.htm
(...) This is my conclusion: crop circles are a form of Divine Intervention. They are here to save our planet and humanity from further decay and eventual destruction.
Scientific Proof of humanity's global consciousness and oneness (FASCINATING!)
More on this Global Consciousness Project at http://noosphere.princeton.edu/media.html
Recommended by Trevor Osborne firstname.lastname@example.org>
Principles of Self-Enlightenment
Recommended by "Fred Burks" email@example.com> who wrote: "I want to share with you a brief summary of the most profound spiritual writing I have ever encountered."
2. Bush plans to fire prosecutor as federal agents prepare to arrest him
3. Treasonous agenda of the Council on Foreign Relations
4. None Dare Call It Stolen - Ohio, the Election, and America's Servile Press
5. Introduction: Did George W. Bush steal America's 2004 election?
6. Video updates on stolen US elections in 2000 and 2004
7. Why 'War on Terror' Was Re-Branded
8. Harring Report another 'Deep Throat'
9. US Military Digging Trenches to Bury Dead Soldiers in Iraq
10. Reiki Master Seeking Distant Deeksha Transfer
11. The Energies For August 2005
12. Mercury Retrograde
Newsweek Poll: Bushs Battle
More Americans are questioning U.S. strategy in Iraq. - A NEWSWEEK poll taken one month ago showed that 41 percent of Americans approved of Bushs handling of Iraq; 54 percent did not. While 26 percent of those polled say they support keeping large numbers of U.S. military personnel in Iraq for as long as it takes to achieve U.S. goals there, 38 percent say they would support keeping troops there less than a year, 13 percent say one to two years and 12 percent volunteered that troops should be brought home now.Meanwhile, Bushs approval ratings have dropped to 42 percent; 51 percent of Americans say they disapprove of the way Bush is handling his job as president. Bushs approval ratings reached a high of 88 percent in his first term, in the month after the September 11 attacks. Forty-two percent is his low. Fifty-four percent of Americans say they are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the United States at this time, according to the latest NEWSWEEK poll. Just over a third say they are satisfied. Bush earns his best marks for homeland security, with 51 percent of Americans saying they are satisfied with his handling of the matter, though that is a drop of six points from a NEWSWEEK poll taken in March. Bush earns significantly lower marks on his handling of the economy (40 percent approve), education (44 percent), energy policy (34 percent), the environment (39 percent) and Social Security (32 percent). CLIP
New Zealand billboard causes stir; Being reviewed (With picture!)
A decision is due to be made today whether a billboard labelling President Bush an 'evil bastard' is appropriate, NZ City of New Zealand reports Monday. The publication provides a few details:#The Hell Pizza billboards have been erected around Auckland and Wellington. Half of the poster is taken up with a photo of the president and the other half has the phrase 'Hell: Too Good For Some Evil Bastards.' Recommended by "Mark Graffis" firstname.lastname@example.org> with this subject title: "Why Can't We Have a Billboard Like This???"
How Vulnerable Is Bush on Iraq? (August 6)
The seemingly incessant litany of deadly attacks on American troops in Iraq appears to be increasingly turning the public against the president and the war he launched.
Post Traumatic Stress: Sticker Shock over Shell Shock
The US government is reviewing 72,000 cases in which veterans have been diagnosed with severe post-traumatic stress disorder, claiming that misdiagnosis and fraud have inflated the numbers. Outraged vets say the plan is a callous attempt to cut the costs of an increasingly expensive war.
Galloway Says Blair and Bush 'Have Blood on Their Hands' (August 5)
Tony Blair and George Bush have "far more blood on their hands" than the terrorists who carried out the London tube bombings, George Galloway said today.
Never Again? How the War in Iraq Spurred a New Nuclear Arms Race
As the world prepares to mark the anniversary of Hiroshima, Iran is poised to go nuclear amid a new global arms race.
US Suppressed Footage of Hiroshima for Decades (August 3)
As the world prepares to mark the 60th anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Saturday, some American media experts see uncomfortable echoes between the suppression of images of death and destruction then and coverage of the war in Iraq today.
Hiroshima Cover-Up Exposed (August 2)
In the weeks following the atomic attacks on Japan almost 60 years ago, and then for decades afterward, the United States engaged in airtight suppression of all film shot in Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the bombings. In addition, for many years, all but a handful of newspaper photographs were seized or prohibited.
The Myths of Hiroshima
The hard truth is that the atomic bombings were unnecessary. A million lives were not saved. Indeed, McGeorge Bundy, the man who first popularized this figure, later confessed that he had pulled it out of thin air in order to justify the bombings in a 1947 Harper's magazine essay he had ghostwritten for Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Worst Terror Attacks In History (August 3, 2005)
August 6 and August 9 will mark the 60th anniversaries of the US atomic-bomb attacks on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In Hiroshima, an estimated 80,000 people were killed in a split second. Some 13 square kilometres of the city was obliterated. By December, at least another 70,000 people had died from radiation and injuries. Three days after Hiroshima's destruction, the US drooped an A-bomb on Nagasaki, resulting in the deaths of at least 70,000 people before the year was out. Since 1945, tens of thousands more residents of the two cities have continued to suffer and die from radiation-induced cancers, birth defects and still births. A tiny group of US rulers met secretly in Washington and callously ordered this indiscriminate annihilation of civilian populations. They gave no explicit warnings. They rejected all alternatives, preferring to inflict the most extreme human carnage possible. They ordered and had carried out the two worst terror acts in human history. The 60th anniversaries will inevitably be marked by countless mass media commentaries and speeches repeating the 60-year-old mantra that there was no other choice but to use A-bombs in order to avoid a bitter, prolonged invasion of Japan. On July 21, the British New Scientist magazine undermined this chorus when it reported that two historians had uncovered evidence revealing that the US decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki ... was meant to kick-start the Cold War [against the Soviet Union, Washington's war-time ally] rather than end the Second World War. Peter Kuznick, director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at the American University in Washington stated that US President Harry Truman's decision to blast the cities "was not just a war crime, it was a crime against humanity". (...) Washington's policy of nuclear terror remains intact. The US refuses to rule out the first use of nuclear weapons in a conflict. Its latest Nuclear Posture Review envisages the use of nuclear weapons against non-nuclear "rogue states" and it is developing a new generation of "battlefield" nuclear weapons. Fear of the political backlash that would be caused in the US and around the globe by the use of nuclear weapons remains the main restraint upon the atomaniacs in Washington. On this 60th anniversary year of history's worst acts of terror, the most effective thing that peace-loving people around the world can do to keep that fear alive in the minds of the US rulers is to recommit ourselves to defeating Washington's current "local" wars of terror in Afghanistan and Iraq. Recommended by "Mark R. Elsis" email@example.com>
Forensic Seismology Of 911 - Update (July 25)
911 Forensic Seismology Shows Towers Were Blown
CIA leak case mutates again
Alberto Gonzales' confession sends investigation in a new direction.
1976 Government Funded Study to Topple the Twin Towers (July 31, 2005)
A former U.S. Army corporal who blew the whistle on a 1976 government funded study to topple the Twin Towers using jetliners, Arab terrorists and box cutters on July 6 had four FBI agents threaten to "tear his apartment apart" if he didn't turn over his legally obtained Department of Defense ID card. Timothy McNiven, who said he was threatened and harassed by agents in the hallway outside his Bellingham, WA., apartment, claims to be a part of a military unit stationed in Strasbourg, Germany, during the 1970s, assigned the task to brainstorm "the perfect terrorist plan" and what turned out to be the exact same scenario that took place at the WTC on 9/11. McNiven said his military unit's 9/11-like assignment, lasting over six months and funded by Congress under the guise of airline safety preparedness, proves the government had "plenty of foreknowledge" about possible airline attacks at the WTC. He even suggested what seemed like a harmless military airline safety study may have been used later to perfect a way to bring down the WTC in order to create another Pearl Harbor like event to facilitate a world wide climate of war. And since 9/11, McNiven has tried in every way possible to alert the American people about his unit's mock military assignment, creating even more suspicion of the government's hand in 9/11, by first creating a web site and then telling his story in March to The American Free Press and The Arctic Beacon news web cast. McNiven's accusations about the hidden purpose behind the Congressional study are also included in a signed affidavit as part of a 9/11 related federal conspiracy (RICO) lawsuit filed against President Bush and others in 2004 by Philadelphia attorney Phil Berg. CLIP
How the UK Gave Israel the Bomb (August 4)
Documents reveal that Britain supplied heavy water without safeguards against military use, enabling the production of nuclear weapons.
War Plans Drafted to Counter Terror Attacks in US (August 8) http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/080805S.shtml
Domestic effort is big shift for military. Colorado Springs - The U.S. military has devised its first-ever war plans for guarding against and responding to terrorist attacks in the United States, envisioning 15 potential crisis scenarios and anticipating several simultaneous strikes around the country, according to officers who drafted the plans. CLIP
Did July 7th bombs explode under trains? (04 August 05)
Victims of two of the three London tube explosions say the bombs went off under the trains. Their eyewitness accounts appear to contradict the theory that suicide bombers were responsible for killing 39 passengers on London's tube network that day.The Guardian's Mark Honigsbaum spoke to several eye witnesses to the Edgware Road tube bomb on July 7th. He reported "an explosion this morning under the carriage of the train", and went on, "some passengers described how the tiles, the covers on the floor of the train, suddenly flew up, raised up". Victims also told him the train "had been derailed by this explosion", again suggesting the bomb was under the carriage. A man caught by the blast was reported to have "very, very bad injuries to his legs". CLIP
Americans Are Warned About Overseas Travel (August 3, 2005) - Courtesy of G W Bush!
The State Department issued an updated worldwide caution on terrorism yesterday, warning Americans about the threat of extremist violence against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. The warning did not list countries, nor did department officials offer any additional specifics about threats. The statement said "current information" indicates that al Qaeda and affiliated terrorist groups are planning attacks against U.S. interests in "multiple regions, including Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East." The department's official caution, which supersedes an alert issued in March, said attacks against private and official targets could come in the form of assassinations, kidnappings, hijackings or bombings. CLIP
Rebel Offensive Kills 48 US Soldiers in 12 Days
Stain on the White House (August 4)
Until US torture is stopped and there are unadulterated prosecutions, not only will tortures continue but the other torturing nations and terrorists will snicker when they hear our president "denounce" torture while this country allows it, writes veteran columnist Nat Hentoff.
This White House Scandal Finally Tips the Scale!
A Feast of Death (August 4)
On Saturday, September 24th, there will be a protest in Washington DC, writes TO's William Rivers Pitt. This gathering could possibly dwarf all previous demonstrations against this administration.
British Foreign Secretary Says US Troops Fueling Insurgency
The presence of British and US troops in Iraq is fueling the Sunni-led insurgency which has killed hundreds of people, British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said in comments published on Tuesday.
Never Again? How the War in Iraq Spurred a New Nuclear Arms Race
As the world prepares to mark the anniversary of Hiroshima, Iran is poised to go nuclear amid a new global arms race.
US May Resume Production of Landmines (August 4)
The George W. Bush administration may soon resume production of antipersonnel land mines in a move that is at odds with both the international community and previous US policy on the weapons, says a leading human rights organization.
The Twilight Era of Petroleum
A slowdown in the global production of petroleum will almost certainly threaten resource wars of all sorts, writes Professor Michael T. Klare.
Peak Oil Crisis: The Real Energy Bill (August 10)
Congress has now passed the Energy Bill of 2005 and, as nearly every commentator has observed, it will do next to nothing with high gasoline prices, reducing US dependence on foreign oil, or to help cope with the impending peak oil crisis. In short, this bill was mostly a sop, creating the illusion that the Bush administration and Congress are doing something about gas prices and a growing unease about dependence on foreign oil.It calls for no sacrifices from the American people. Thus, within a few years or perhaps months we will need another energy bill to deal with the real crisis that has arisen from peak oil.What sort of provisions should a real energy bill contain? By the time Congress gets around to the next energy bill of course, it will be apparent to nearly everyone a world-class crisis is upon us. The poor countries will be in anarchy due to their inability to afford or purchase sufficient oil. In the developed countries, the price of gasoline will be so high, there will be no question the current price is not just a temporary spike caused by speculators. If long lines at the gas pumps accompany very high prices, then the message to pass real legislation will come even sooner. The required congressional actions are obvious and simple: mandatory conservation and the halting of wasteful practices, a shift to renewable energy, and the development of sustainable lifestyles. While this is easy to say, it will require decades and much hardship to accomplish fully. CLIP
Too Much of Nothing (August 2)
It's getting harder to hide the climate crisis. Obviously, this situation requires a global response. What seems less obvious, at least among the elites, is that this can't be a business-as-usual response in which the climate crisis becomes just another excuse for strengthening the winds of neoliberalism.
Oceans Have Fewer Kinds of Fish (August 2)
The variety of species in the world's oceans has dropped by as much as 50 percent in the past 50 years, according to a paper published in the journal Science. A combination of overfishing, habitat destruction and climate change has narrowed the range of fish across the globe. (...) The study, which marks the first worldwide mapping of predatory fish diversity, identified five hot spots in the world that have a rich variety of species, two of them in U.S. waters. The hot spots are areas off the east coast of Florida, south of Hawaii, near Australia's Great Barrier Reef, near Sri Lanka and in the South Pacific north of Easter Island. "These areas are really of global significance," Worm said. "It's really important to protect them now, because 20 years from now they may not be there."
Environmental Damage on Earth Seen from Shuttle (August 4)
Commander Eileen Collins said astronauts on shuttle Discovery had seen widespread environmental destruction on Earth and warned on Thursday that greater care was needed to protect natural resources.
We Hear Helsinki Is Beautiful This Time of Year
GRIST SUMMARY: The desertification of southern Europe may be under way - With 2003's deadly European heat wave still lingering in memory, this summer's spiking temperatures, rampant forest fires, and record droughts along the Mediterranean are increasingly being seen not as freaky aberrations, but signs of global warming. Dozens of fires have burned from Greece to Portugal. Some Spanish water reservoirs are 80 percent below capacity, and provincial governments are sparring over alleged water theft and illegal wells. The whole of Portugal is gripped by a major drought. In France, this year's extreme aridity spawned an invasion of rapacious locusts in the southern Aveyron region. The European Space Agency's Desert Watch project estimates that about 116,000 square miles of Europe's historically verdant Mediterranean coast, home to 16.5 million people, is threatened by desertification -- becoming so hot and dry that it could be useless for agriculture and, needless to say, less appealing to tourists. Says a U.N. sustainable development expert, "Everything is linked to the changing climate." Details at http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8770524/site/newsweek/
Too Much of Nothing
Its getting harder to hide the climate crisis. February, for example, saw a landmark conference in which leading scientists, one after the other, stepped forward to draw a clear, unambiguous line. No more uncertainty for these guys. As John Schellnhuber, director of Cambridges Tyndall Centre for Climate Change, put it: We now know that if we go beyond two degrees we will raise hell.If, of course, we want to avoid hell. To help you decide, imagine the current global drought deepening, and settling in to stay; imagine 3 billion people, packed into Southern mega-cities, under severe water stress; imagine a loss of 1/3 or more of terrestrial species, including, of course, polar bears; and imagine the die-off of a drying Amazon. Imagine the melting of the Greenland and West Antarctic ice, and the rising of the oceans. Imagine, too, that development itself goes Up in Smoke. Do so because global warming threatens to make the international targets on halving global poverty by 2015, the Millennium Development Goals, entirely unattainable.No wonder, as all this seeps gradually into our resistant minds, were getting a wee bit alarmed. We have, in effect, run out over the edge of the cliff, and just now, like Wiley Coyote tempting the laws of physics, were looking down.Obviously, this situation requires a global response. What seems less obvious, at least among the elites, is that this cant be a business-as-usual response in which the climate crisis becomes just another excuse for strengthening the winds of neoliberalism. The stakes would be clearer if it werent for the Bush regime. Because, frankly, even neoliberalismespecially the European sortcan look pretty good when compared to the kind of fundamentalism now being exported from Washington.The South really does not intend to agree to anything that does not guarantee it a path to developmental equity, and until a regime that meets this rather daunting criteria is on the table, the Bush people, and indeed the whole fossil-fuel/development-as-usual cartel, are going to find it easy to sow discord and division. CLIP
Lots of interesting material at http://www.bushflash.com/
Omega-News Collection 6. August 2005
From: "Jenny" firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: Miscellaneous Subjects #215: Without More Ado...
Date: 3 Aug 2005
Firstly thank you for the huge task you have undertaken to inform the world. I value and respect what you do. Thank you in particular for bringing Matthews messages to us. I would however like to point out the article by Sorcha Faal in this compilation is completely false. As a New Zealand citizen I can tell you that NZ did not grind to a halt nor was there a massive flu epidemic. Yes, there were a larger than normal number of children with so-called flu but its always hard to tell real cases from normal school child malingering. No deaths were statistically out of the ordinary. This article is therefore flat-out fear mongering and only engorges the Dark Forces.
NOTE from Jean: I thought Sorchas article would be a useful complement to the other related material included in that same compilation but also warned about her tendency to make excessive claims with this short intro note: Typical vintage Sorcha Faals fear-mongering but she might be onto something this time... Obviously I was wrong and thus it was most certainly the last time I carried anything from her. Yet the numerous news articles she compiles on her site at http://www.whatdoesitmean.com are worth giving a look from tie to time.
From: "Mark Graffis" email@example.com>
Subject: Flocco: BUSH PLANS TO FIRE PROSECUTOR
Date: 7 Aug 2005
BUSH PLANS TO FIRE PROSECUTOR
Bush plans to fire prosecutor as federal agents prepare to arrest him
by Tom Flocco
Washington -- August 7, 2005 -- TomFlocco.com -- Sunday morning online editions of Newsweek and Time are reporting that the President is planning to fire Chicago's U.S. Federal Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald and replace him with a Bush classmate/Skull and Bonesman from Yale.
Following on the heels of these reports, we have learned from U.S. intelligence sources that federal agents are prepared to immediately arrest Mr. Bush if he fires Fitzgerald and seeks to obstruct justice and commit additional treasonous acts regarding ongoing grand jury proceedings against his administration and himself.
TomFlocco.com reported last week that Fitzgerald's grand jury voted out perjury and obstruction of justice "True Bills" or federal criminal indictments against President Bush, Vice-President Cheney, Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, former Attorney General John Ashcroft, former CIA Director George Tenet, Presidential Senior Advisor Karl Rove, Presidential Chief of Staff Andrew Card, Vice-Presidential Chief of Staff I. "Scooter" Libby, imprisoned New York Times reporter Judith Miller and Vice-Presidential Senior Advisor Mary Matalin.
On Friday, federal whistleblower Tom Heneghen reported that the true bills also listed Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Justice Antonin Scalia as unindicted co-conspirators.
According to sources close to the grand jury, Fitzgerald's citizen panel is now able to prove that George W. Bush was not legitimately elected president in the 2000 election; but more importantly, it has fingered the United States Supreme Court for fraud, obstruction of justice and treason, making the Bush terms totally illegal.
The scope of the indictments and investigations indicates that the grand jury's indicted criminal acts reaching back to 2000 will lead to further legitimate assumptions that Bush-Cheney involvement in the 9.11 attacks and sending American young people to war based upon lies orchestrated by Mr. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair are both squarely in the sights of the grand jury.
Much more on all this at http://www.aei.ca/~cep/MeditationFocus134.htm in case you missed it...
New Mass Pamphlet Available -LaRouche on "The Case of a Vice-President's Mass Insanity"
LaRouche PAC has completed the first printing of 250,000 copies, in mass pamphlet form, of Democratic Party statesman Lyndon LaRouche's dissection of the threat to the U.S. Constitution represented by the "Hitler in the bunker" mentality of Vice-President Cheney and others who are pushing for a war against Iran. The plans for this war include the use of tactical nuclear weapons by the U.S. military. LaRouche's work also examines what has happened to our culture that has allowed the outlook represented by Cheney to control our nation's policies. CLIP
President Indicted: Federal Grand Jury Digging Deep Into Bush Crimes (August 8)
Comment: As stated before we are aware of the possibility that this could be akin to a dying soldier seeing a mirage in the desert, false hope, but we will continue to track it to its conclusion. bA federal whistleblower close to the Chicago federal grand jury probe into perjury and obstruction charges against President Bush and others said indictments of top officials were handed down this week. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Northern District of Illinois, however, refused to confirm or deny the source's account. CLIP
Leak prosecutor's boss likely to be replaced with Bush classmate; 'Skull and Bones'
Newsweek's Michael Isikoff will splash a story in tomorrow's Newsweek which reveals that the boss of CIA leak probe prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald is likely to be replaced by a former Bush classmate at Yale.What's more, Newsweek has found that the new boss is a fellow initiate of the Yale secret society, Skull and Bones. Details will appear on the magazine's website early Sunday and on newsstands Monday.Among other Skull and Bones initiates are William Taft, the 27th President of the United States; Henry Luce, the founder of Time Magazine; and Senator John Kerry (D-MA). Patrick Fitzgerald, who is from Chicago, has been incredibly secretive about his investigation into who outed covert CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson, and is known to be distrustful of the press.
Leak Investigation: An Oversight Issue? Aug. 15, 2005 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8853002/site/newsweek/
The departure this week of Deputy Attorney General James Comey, who has accepted the post of general counsel at Lockheed Martin, leaves a question mark in the probe into who leaked the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame. Comey was the only official overseeing special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's leak investigation. With Attorney General Alberto Gonzales recused, department officials say they are still trying to resolve whom Fitzgerald will now report to. Associate Attorney General Robert McCallum is "likely" to be named as acting deputy A.G., a DOJ official who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the matter tells NEWSWEEK. But McCallum may be seen as having his own conflicts: he is an old friend of President Bush's and a member of his Skull and Bones class at Yale. One question: how much authority Comey's successor will have over Fitzgerald. When Comey appointed Fitzgerald in 2003, the deputy granted him extraordinary powers to act however he saw fit but noted he still had the right to revoke Fitzgerald's authority. The questions are pertinent because lawyers close to the case believe the probe is in its final stages. Fitzgerald recently called White House aide Karl Rove's secretary and his former top aide to testify before the grand jury. They were asked why there was no record of a phone call from Time reporter Matt Cooper, with whom Rove discussed the CIA agent, says a source close to Rove who requested anonymity because the FBI asked participants not to comment. The source says the call went through the White House switchboard, not directly to Rove.
[... not "spashed," as Raw Story predicted, but buried on the site. Newsweek is instead leading with the Michael Hirsh piece on how the CIA let bin Laden get away. Here's the item from Periscope, which emphasizes the replacement of Fitzgerald's boss as an important "oversight" issue. However, it's unclear whether replacing Fitzgerald's boss would have any impact if, as the conspiracists claim, indictments have alrady been issued by a Grand Jury.]
Treasonous agenda of the Council on Foreign Relations
June 17, 2005
"In Defense of the World Order ... U.S. Soldiers would have to kill and die"
Arthur Schlesinger Jr., July / August '95 Foreign Affairs, CFR's flagship publication
Lou Dobb's show on June 9, 2005, was an eye popper and even Lou couldn't contain his shock:
Lou Dobbs, CNN Anchor: Good evening, everybody. Tonight, an astonishing proposal to expand our borders to incorporate Mexico and Canada and simultaneously further diminish U.S. sovereignty. Have our political elites gone mad? We'll have a special report. Blood ... Now, incredibly, a panel sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations wants the United States to focus not on the defense of our own borders, but rather create what effectively would be a common border that includes Mexico and Canada."
Christine Romans, CNN Correspondent (voice-over): On Capitol Hill, testimony calling for Americans to start thinking like citizens of North America and treat the U.S., Mexico and Canada like one big country.
For constitutionalists like myself, this is treason talk and Lou Dobbs should be thanked by the American people for exposing this evil plan. The fact that it is even being discussed in the U.S. Congress is putrid. The Council on Foreign Relations is an organization whose mission is to redefine American policy and slide this republic into a one-world government a nightmare beyond what most Americans can't even imagine. Rear Adm. Chester Ward was a member of the CFR for 16 years and later warned the American people as to the true intentions of this treasonous operation:
The most powerful clique in these elitist groups have one objective in common they want to bring about the surrender of the sovereignty of the national independence of the United States. A second clique of international members in the CFR comprises the Wall Street international bankers and their key agents. Primarily, they want the world-banking monopoly from whatever power ends up in the control of global government.
Former Congressman John R. Rarick warned:
The CFR, dedicated to one-world government, financed by a number of the largest tax-exempt foundations, and wielding such power and influence over our lives in the areas of finance, business, labor, military, education and mass communication media, should be familiar to every American concerned with good government and with preserving and defending the U.S. Constitution and our free-enterprise system. Yet, the nation's right to know machinery the news media usually so aggressive in exposures to inform our people, remain conspicuously silent when it comes to the CFR, its members and their activities.
The CFR is the establishment. Not only does it have influence and power in key decision-making positions at the highest levels of government to apply pressure from above, but it also finances and uses individuals and groups to bring pressure from below, to justify the high-level decisions for converting the United States from a sovereign constitutional republic into a servile member of a one-world dictatorship.
Who are some of the past and present members (http://www.geocities.com/benribqqq/) of this anti-American operation? Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, Donald Rumsfeld, Porter Goss, Alan Greenspan, John Bolton, Paul Wolfowitz, Gen. Richard B. Myers, Henry Hyde, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George Bush Sr., Sandra Day O'Connor, George Soros, Christopher Dodd, Diane Feinstein, Gerald Ford, Bill Frist, Newt Gingrich, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Katherine Harris, Teresa Heinz, Antonia Hernandez President of Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Gen. John P. Jumper current Air Force chief of staff, Joseph Lieberman, John McCain, Rupert Murdock, David Rockefeller, Diane Sawyer and Tony Snow.
Popular "conservative" radio talk-show hosts attack anyone who dares to suggest the provable agenda of organizations like the CFR or United Nations. Better to attack the messenger than the message. Most popular mouthpieces on radio or television today have never spent one minute doing the research I have over the past 15 years. Perhaps Dan Smoot, a former member of the FBI Headquarters staff in Washington, D.C., who specialized in this field was nothing more than a kook when he warned, "The ultimate aim of the CFR is to create a one-world socialist system and make the U.S. an official part of it." Before any American decides to poo-poo the CFR and their diabolical agenda, they might wish to read some of the writings by Barry Goldwater on this issue.
Our beloved republic is being wrested away from we the people by sitting presidents and Congresses since 1913. It is being done right out in the open, and yet, the American people don't seem to be taking their freedom or liberty seriously because they continue to vote back the same scoundrels, crooks, communists, socialists and sellouts into office. America is under attack by forces who wish to destroy this republic, our way of life, our independence, our lives, liberty and freedoms.
Before you can fight an enemy, you must know who your enemy is and the game-plan. If you play the game, the game will play you. I encourage every American to do the hard research and in November 2006 clean out Congress, our state legislatures and any other elected office where the current incumbent is violating their oath of office and betraying our republic.
Devvy Kidd authored the booklet, "Why A Bankrupt America and Blind Loyalty," which has sold close to 2 million copies. She has been a guest more than 1,600 times on radio shows, run for Congress twice and is a highly sought after public speaker. To learn more about Devvy, please visit her website.
AND THEY CALL IT A DEMOCRACY! TO ME IT LOOKS A LOT MORE LIKE A KLEPTOCRACY... (Kleptomania: a recurrent urge to steal...)
Also from: http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/080205F.shtml
None Dare Call It Stolen - Ohio, the Election, and America's Servile Press
By Mark Crispin Miller
The Columbus Free Press
24 July 2005
While commentators, prompted by Republicans, claimed Bush won the 2004 election through the votes of a silent majority concerned with "family values," Mark Crispin Miller writes that when voters were asked to state, "in their own words the most important factor in their vote,"only 14 percent named "moral values." He details how the press (except for Keith Olbermann on MSNBC) ignored "the strange details of the election-except, that is, to ridicule all efforts to discuss themIt was as if they were reporting from inside a forest fire without acknowledging the fire, except to keep insisting that there was no fire."
Then he lists the copious evidence pointing to a stolen election, easily available on the web or in paperback, from Michigan Representative John Conyers' report, Preserving Democracy: What Went Wrong in Ohio. More than dirty tricks, it covers "the run-up to the election, the election itself, and the post-election cover-up," listing "specific violations of the U.S. and Ohio constitutions, the Voting Rights Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1968, the National Voter Registration Act, and the Help America Vote Act."
The Conyers report details the disenfranchisement of Democrats through "intentional misconduct and illegal behavior, much of it involving Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell, the co-chair of the Bush-Cheney campaign in Ohio."
There was unequal placement of voting machines. County boards of elections were ordered to reject all Ohio voter-registration forms not printed on white, uncoated paper of not less than 80 lb. text weight. Access was limited to provisional ballots. "Caging"was used to challenge 35,000 individuals who did not sign for registered letters sent to new voters. There was restriction of media from covering the election and conducting exit polls. There was a prearranged FBI terrorist attack warning in Warren County which kept reporters from observing a post-election ballot-counting. There was restriction of foreign monitors from "watching the opening of the polling places, the counting of the ballots, and, in some cases, the election itself. Numerous statistical anomalies all deducted votes from Kerry. In Cuyahoga and Franklin Counties, "the arrows on the absentee ballots were not properly aligned with their respective punch holes, so that countless votes were miscast." In Mercer County, 4000 votes were mysteriously not in the final count. In Lucas County a polling place never opened because no one had the key. In Hamilton County, many absentee voters could not vote for Kerry because his name was not on the ballot. In Mahoning County 25 electronic machines changed Kerry votes to Bush. Dirty tricks told voters to go to false polling places; that Democrats were to vote on November 3; volunteers offered to take absentee ballots to the election office; voters were challenged to prove eligibility to vote. The "Texas Strike Force" (25 people registered at a Franklin County Holiday Inn, paid by the Republican Party) threatened targeted people from a pay phone, if they voted. Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell created rules for the Ohio recount (requested by the Green and Libertarian Parties) which would prevent "countywide hand recounts by any means necessary." The end result was "the Ohio vote was never properly recounted, as required by Ohio law." On December 13, 2004, it was reported by Deputy Director of Hocking County Elections Sherole Eaton, that a Triad GSI employee had changed the computer that operated the tabulating machine, and had "advised election officials how to manipulate voting machinery to ensure that [the] preliminary hand recount matched the machine count." This same Triad employee said he worked on machines in Lorain, Muskingum, Clark, Harrison, and Guernsey counties.
"Based on the above, including actual admissions and statements by Triad employees, it strongly appears that Triad and its employees engaged in a course of behavior to provide "cheat sheets" to those counting the ballots. The cheat sheets told them how many votes they should find for each candidate, and how many over and under votes they should calculate to match the machine count. In that way, they could avoid doing a full county-wide hand recount mandated by state law. If true, this would frustrate the entire purpose of the recount law-to randomly ascertain if the vote counting apparatus is operating fairly and effectively, and if not to conduct a full hand recount."
In Union County, Triad replaced the hard drive on one tabulator. In Monroe County, "after the 3 percent hand count had twice failed to match the machine count, a Triad employee brought in a new machine and took away the old one. (That machine's count matched the hand count.)" Green and Libertarian volunteers reported that in Allen, Clermont, Cuyahoga, Morrow, Hocking, Vinton, Summit, and Medina counties, "the precincts for the 3 percent hand recount were preselected, not picked at random, as the law requires." Even though the 3 percent hand recount in Fairfield County was different than the machine count, there was no hand count as required. "In Washington and Lucas counties, ballots were marked or altered, apparently to ensure that the hand recount would equal the machine count." "In Ashland, Portage, and Coshocton counties, ballots were improperly unsealed or stored." At great cost, Belmont County had an independent programmer change the counting machines so they would only count votes for President. "..Democratic and/or Green observers were denied access to absentee, and /or provisional ballots, or were not allowed to monitor the recount process, in Summit, Huron, Putnam, Allen, Holmes, Mahoning, Licking, Stark, Medina, Warren, and Morgan counties.
Miller writes about the January 6, 2005 Electoral challenge from Ohio Representative Stephonie Tubbs-Jones and California Senator Barbara Boxer. He decries its rejection by the Congress and the press, with the Republicans calling the Democrats "troublemakers and cynical manipulators", etc., etc.
According to Miller, "all this commentary was simply wrong" and "went unnoticed and/or unreported;" and with Bush's re-inauguration "all inquiries were apparently concluded, and the story was officially kaput." Miller emphasizes that, even after the National Election Data Archive Project, on March 31, 2005, "released its study demonstrating that the exit polls had probably been right, it made news only in the Akron Beacon-Journal," while "the thesis that the exit polls were flawed had been reported by the Associated Press, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, USA Today, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Columbus Dispatch, CNN.com, MSNBC, and ABC.."
In conclusion, Mark Crispin Miller does not expect to reverse the 2004 election, but to make it possible for us to move on, and achieve real electoral reform.
The point of our revisiting the last election.. is to see exactly what the damage was so that the people can demand appropriate reforms for there has never been a great reform that was not driven by some major scandal.
...In this nation's epic struggle on behalf of freedom, reason, and democracy, the press has unilaterally disarmed-and therefore many good Americans, both liberal and conservative, have lost faith in the promise of self-government. That vast surrender is demoralizing, certainly, but if we face it, and endeavor to reverse it, it will not prove fatal. This democracy can survive a plot to hijack an election. What it cannot survive is our indifference to, or unawareness of, the evidence that such a plot has succeeded.
The piece on which this summary is based was originally published in Harper's. Mark Crispin Miller is a professor at New York University, a political/media commentator, and author of his latest book, Fooled Again: How the Right Stole the Election of 2004, and Why They Will Keep Doing It Unless We Stop Them, which will be published by Basic Books this October.
Lots of links to related articles at http://www.freepress.org/departments/display/19/2005/1383
HIGHLY IRREGULAR The Ohio election story is going to come back.
I was in Washington last week, covering a story in Congress, when a friend invited me to a panel discussion in the basement of the Capitol building. I agreed before he told me what the subject was. Boy was I bummed when I saw the title on the e-circular: What went wrong in Ohio? A Harper's Magazine Forum on Voting Irregularities in the 2004 Election. CLIP
Introduction: Did George W. Bush steal America's 2004 election?
by Bob Fitrakis, Steve Rosenfeld and Harvey Wasserman
June 16, 2005
The following text is the Introduction to the 767 page: Did George W. Bush Steal America's 2004 Election? Essential Documents. You can buy the book here.
This volume of documents is meant to provide you, the reader, with evidence necessary to make up your own mind.
Few debates have aroused more polarized ire. But too often the argument has proceeded without documentation. This volume of crucial source materials, from Ohio and elsewhere, is meant to correct that problem.
Amidst a bitterly contested vote count that resulted in unprecedented action by the Congress of the United States, here are some news accounts that followed this election, which was among the most bitterly contested in all US history:
Despite repeated pre-election calls from officials across the nation and the world, Ohio's Republican Secretary of State, who also served as Ohio's co-chair for the Bush-Cheney campaign, refused to allow non-partisan international and United Nations observers the access they requested to monitor the Ohio vote. While such access is routinely demanded by the U.S. government in third world nations, it was banned in the American heartland.
A post-election headline from the Akron Beacon Journal cites a critical report by twelve prominent social scientists and statisticians, reporting: "Analysis Points to Election Corruption': Group Says Chance of Exit Polls Being So Wrong in '04 Vote is One-in-959,000."
Citing "Ohio's Odd Numbers," investigative reporter Christopher Hitchens, a Bush supporter, says in Vanity Fair: "Given what happened in that key state on Election Day 2004, both democracy and common sense cry out for a court-ordered inspection of its new voting machines."
Paul Krugman of the New York Times writes: "It's election night, and early returns suggest trouble for the incumbent. Then, mysteriously, the vote count stops and observers from the challenger's campaign see employees of a voting-machine company, one wearing a badge that identifies him as a county official, typing instructions at computers with access to the vote-tabulating software.
When the count resumes, the incumbent pulls ahead. The challenger demands an investigation. But there are no ballots to recount, and election officials allied with the incumbent refuse to release data that could shed light on whether there was tampering with the electronic records.
This isn't a paranoid fantasy. It's a true account of a recent election in Riverside County, California..."
Hundreds of Ohio African-American voters give sworn testimony that they were harassed, intimidated, deprived of voting machines, given faulty ballots, confronted with malfunctioning machines and hit with a staggering range of other problems that deprived them of votes that were destined for John Kerry, votes that might have tipped the Ohio outcome.
A team of high-powered researchers discover results in three southern Ohio counties where an obscure African-American candidate for the state Supreme Court somehow outpolls John Kerry, a virtually impossible outcome indicating massive vote fraud costing Kerry thousands of votes.
Up until 11pm Eastern time on election night, exit polls show John Kerry comfortably leading George Bush in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Mexico, giving him a clear victory in the Electoral College, and a projected national margin of some 1.5 million votes. These same exit polls had just served as the basis for overturning an election in Ukraine, and are viewed worldwide as a bedrock of reliability. But after midnight the vote count mysteriously turns, and by morning George W. Bush is declared the victor.
There is far far more
enough, indeed, to result in massive court filings, unprecedented Congressional action and a library full of documents leading to bitter controversy over the 2004 election, especially in Ohio.
In this volume, we have attempted to present many of the most crucial of those documents.
Do they prove that George W. Bush stole the U.S. presidential election of 2004?
Should John Kerry rather than Bush have been certified by the Electoral College on January 6, 2005?
Historians will be debating that for centuries. What follows are some of the core documents they will use in that debate:
CLIP - read the rest at http://www.freepress.org/departments/display/19/2005/1318
From: "Nadia McLaren" firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05 Aug 2005
Subject: Video updates on stolen US elections in 2000 and 2004
I've sent you heaps of material over the past few years on vote rigging of the US elections. No need to overdo it. You've either got the message or not.
If not, here's two easy listens that you can even play in the background as you work. The first is the testimony of a computer programmer who wrote an election rigging program for the 2000 elections in Florida.
The second is the short version of the Votergate film I've mentioned previously. If you did not view the earlier versions, I'll be very surprised if you don't get glued to the screen.
For further research, I've added a few of the key online resources.
COMPUTER EXPERT TESTIFIES THAT FLORIDA ELECTIONS WERE FIXED
Text at: http://www.cloakanddagger.de/media/HEADLINES%20PAGE/computer_expert_testifies_that_f.htm
Video: Hear while you read http://www.iwilltryit.com/fixed1.htm
Computer expert testifies elections in Florida were fixed. The programmer claims under oath that he designed and built a "vote rigging" software program at the behest of then Florida Congressman, now U.S. Congressman, Republican Tom Feeney of Florida's 24th Congressional District.
Votergate video: http://votergate.org
Needs Real Player to stream (those with slow bandwidth or modems can also download the file)
In preparation for the upcoming release of the full-length version of the documentary film "Votergate," which investigates electoral irregularities in the 2004 election process, a free 30-minute webcast preview http://votergate.org has been made available. The documentary, for which the Commonweal Institute played an advisory role in its early stages, explores the still-unresolved questions surrounding the use of electronic voting machines and the possibility of electoral error or even manipulation. The film-makers -- Simon Ardizzone, Russell Michaels and Robert Carrillo Cohen -- have "traveled the country, recording elections, bewildered voters, activists protesting, corporate and government officials trying to cover up the flaws in the voting system. [They] have filmed investigations by pioneering activists, such as Bev Harris, interviewed the key players, including whistleblowers, politicians and the leading computer scientists who have proven the machines can be hacked by a 16 year old."
The online preview of "Votergate" is an initial glimpse into what they found. Check it out: http://votergate.org
DID GEORGE W. BUSH STEAL AMERICA'S 2004 ELECTION?
by Bob Fitrakis, Steve Rosenfeld and Harvey Wasserman
June 16, 2005
The following text is the Introduction to the 767 page: Did George W. Bush Steal America's 2004 Election? Essential Documents.
Scientific Analysis Suggests Presidential Vote Counts May Have Been Altered
GROUP OF UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS URGES INVESTIGATION OF 2004 ELECTION
March 31st , 2005
Officially, President Bush won November's election by 2.5%, yet exit polls showed Kerry winning by 3%  . According to a report to be released today by a group of university statisticians, the odds of a discrepancy this large between the national exit poll and election results happening by accident are close to 1 in a million. In other words, by random chance alone, it could not have happened. But it did. Two alternatives remain. Either something was wrong with the exit polling, or something was wrong with the vote count. Exit polls have been used to verify the integrity of elections in the Ukraine, in Latin America, in Germany, and elsewhere. Yet in November 2004, the U.S. exit poll discrepancy was much more than normal exit poll error (and similar to that of the invalid Ukraine election. ) (...) A state-by-state analysis of the discrepancy between exit polls and official election results shows highly improbable skewing of the election results, overwhelmingly biased towards the President. The report concludes, We believe that the absence of any statistically-plausible explanation for the discrepancy between Edison/Mitofskys exit poll data and the official presidential vote tally is an unanswered question of vital national importance that needs thorough investigation.Ph.D. statisticians in America who have seen this group's preliminary exit poll study have not refuted it. This new study is a much more comprehensive an analysis of the exit poll discrepancies.
The report is available on-line at
An executive summary of the report by is available a
GLOBAL EYE - THE BIG FIX
Why 'War on Terror' Was Re-Branded
The 'war frame' helped Bush consolidate power, never fit reality of terrorism.
George Lakoff | August 4, 2005
The "War on Terror" is no more. It has been replaced by the "global struggle against violent extremism." The phrase "War on Terror" was chosen with care. "War" is a crucial term. It evokes a war frame, and with it, the idea that the nation is under military attack -- an attack that can only be defended militarily, by use of armies, planes, bombs, and so on. The war frame includes special war powers for the president, who becomes commander in chief. It evokes unquestioned patriotism, and the idea that lack of support for the war effort is treasonous. It forces Congress to give unlimited powers to the President, lest detractors be called unpatriotic. And the war frame includes an end to the war -- winning the war, mission accomplished!
The war frame is all-consuming. It takes focus away from other problems, from everyday troubles, from jobs, education, health care, a failing economy. It justifies the spending of huge sums, and sending raw recruits into battle with inadequate equipment. It justifies the deaths of tens of thousands of innocent civilians. It justifies torture, military tribunals, and no due process. It justifies scaring people, with yellow, orange, and red alerts. But, while it was politically useful, the war frame never fit the reality of terrorism. It was successful at consolidating power, but counterproductive in dealing with the real threat.
Terrorists as criminals
Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell had suggested "crime" as the frame to use. It justifies an international hunt for the criminals, allows "police actions" when the military is absolutely required, and places the focus and the funding on where it should go: intelligence, diplomacy, politics, economics, religion, banking, and so on. And it would have kept us militarily strong and in a better position to deal with cases like North Korea and Darfur.
But the crime frame comes with no additional power for the president, and no way to hide domestic troubles. It comes with trials at the international court, giving that court's sovereignty over purely American institutions. It couldn't win in the administration as constituted.
The abstract noun, "terror," names not a nation or even people, but an emotion and the acts that create it. A "war on terror" can only be metaphorical. Terror cannot be destroyed by weapons or signing a peace treaty. A war on terror has no end. The president's war powers have no end. The need for a Patriot Act has no end.
It is important to note the date on which the phrase "war on terror" died and was replaced by "global struggle against violent extremism." It was right after the London bombing. Using the War frame to think and talk about terrorism was becoming more difficult. The Iraq War was declared won and over, but it became clear that it was far from over and not at all won and that it created many new terrorists for every one it destroyed. The last justification - fighting the war on terror in Iraq so it wouldn't have to be fought at home -- died in the London bombing.
And so the term "War on Terror" had to go. Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the head man in waging war, said he had objected to the term, "because, if you call it a war, then you think of people in uniform as the solution" Instead, the solution is "more diplomatic, more economic, more political than it is military."
That's what was said by those in the anti-war movement.
Donald Rumsfeld's spokesman, Lawrence DiRita, said that the change in language was "not a shift in thinking," like Nixon saying "I am not a crook." But when the war frame is crucial and evoked by the word "war," then dropping the "war" while addressing the public will result in a shift in thinking in the public mind: If the war frame is not evoked in the public mind, the failure of the president's war policy will be less visible.
The new phrase is less comprehensible, long, complicated. You almost have to memorize it: "global struggle against ...what was that exact wording again? Oh yeah, "violent extremism." It doesn't sound like poetry, but it a perverse way it is. It says the administration's policy is like the words for it: hard to comprehend, long, complicated. The new phrase is not memorable, and that's the point.
"Struggle" does not evoke a war frame. "Struggle" is more realistic in that it does not imply an end; it may not have a victory, the "mission" is vague, it is hard to say when it is accomplished, and it is difficult. Dropping war takes the blame for failure away from the war policy, takes the focus away from $200 billion and thousands of lives spent so far, with more to come. It also justifies bringing troops home next year. If there is no war, there is no war to lose.
"Global" takes it out of any particular location, and justifies going into any country anytime. It is diffuse, but confers a broader scope over which to exert power.
"Violent" is important. If they're violent, it justifies using violence against them. It's not just diplomatic, economic and political -- expect the US to use violence.
"Extremists" was chosen very carefully. It applies both abroad and at home. The Bush administration was using the designation "terrorist" for progressive activists and setting the FBI and the IRS on them: activists like, for instance, members of PETA who release minks raised in horrifying conditions. And the radical right has been using the word "extremist" for environmentalists. The term is set up for the suppression of opposition at home.
War without end
What is most important is what is not being said. The Bush administration is implicitly, through the use of language, admitting that war won't stop terrorism and that the war in Iraq had no justification. Important questions arise and must be asked: If this is not a "war," does the president still have the war powers given him by Congress? If there is no "war" anymore, how can there be "enemy combatants" in Guantanamo, whose imprisonment without due process is being justified by "war." If there is no "war," will we still need to call up the reserves and the National Guard? And is the new framing retroactive? Was there ever a "war" on terror? Was it just mistake to think so?
Language matters, because of the frames evoked -- and, just as importantly, the frames not evoked. "War on Terror" evoked a frame that embodied a policy claim, that war was the appropriate means to stop terrorists, and that the Iraq War was justified as a response to 9/11. "War on Terror" was a way to get the public to accept that frame and the policy it was mean to justify.
That policy is now being disowned, and so the words must be dropped. The hope is, in the absence of the old words and the presence of the new, a new frame will take hold and the old policy will be forgotten. The goal is that the public will no longer associate the Iraq War with terrorism and see the failure in Iraq as a failure to curb terrorism. That way most of the troops can be brought home before the midterm elections without the implication that the administration is giving up on stopping terrorism.
What should progressives do? Remind the public that there is still a war going on, that it was the wrong policy from the beginning, that the administration now agrees with the anti-war activists, and that you can't end a war just by stopping the use of the word. And remind the public of what Karl Rove said just weeks ago: "Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war." The conservatives were wrong; had they been right, they'd still be talking proudly about the "war."
From: "Carol Adler" email@example.com>
Subject: Harring Report another 'Deep Throat'
Date: 3 Aug 2005
Harring Report another Deep Throat - Official DoD Iraq War US Military over 8 Times More Dead than Reported
DoD Deliberately Reducing The Numbers, States Brian Harring, Domestic Intelligence Reporter
TEMPE, AZ, August 3, 2005 - Actual death toll of US Military in Iraq is in excess of 8,000, far more realistic than the governments current official number of 1,800-plus, according to Deep Throat data researcher Brian Harring.
Dandelion Books has just signed a contract with TBR News to publish Prelude to Disaster: The Harring Report - Complete Official DoD Iraq & Afghanistan US Military Casualty List, by TBR News - http://www.tbrnews.org/
According to Brian Harring, a computer data specialist who obtained this report for tbrnews.org, a popular Internet news website, of the 158,000 US Military shipped to Iraq, 34,000 have either deserted, were killed or seriously wounded. DoD lists currently being quietly circulated indicate almost 9,000 dead, over 23,000 seriously wounded and a large number of suicides, forced hospitalization for ongoing drug usage and sales, murder of Iraqi civilians and fellow soldiers, rapes and courts martial.
Prelude to Disaster also includes Russian daily military intelligence reports of the Iraqi War from March 17 April 8, 2003. These reports are certainly far more informative and accurate than the heavily edited and controlled material now appearing in the various branches of the American media, states TBR News. Weve also included Russian intelligence analysis of two enormous mistakes made by the U.S. command during the planning stages of this war that resulted in obvious strategic failure.
President Bush personally ordered that no pictures be taken of the coffined and flag-draped dead under any circumstances, says Harring. He claims this is to comfort the bereaved relatives, but is designed to keep the huge number of arriving bodies secret.
Bush has never attended any kind of a memorial service for his dead soldiers, states Harring. He never will because he is terrified some parent might curse him in front of the press, or, worse, attack him.
From: "Carol Adler" firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: US Military Digging Trenches to Bury Dead Soldiers in Iraq
Date: 9 Aug 2005
Iraq: US Military Bulldozing Trenches and Tossing in Dead American Soldiers
TEMPE, AZ, August 9, 2005, Dandelion Books . . . Most people simply do not want to believe the US Army would simply bulldoze trenches in the combat areas [of Iraq] and toss in mangled GIs who were in such a shape as to preclude their being shipped back to Baghdad en route to the United States, writes Walter Storch of TBR News [http://www.tbrnews.org] to a loyal web subscriber.
States Storch: We have had access to the so-called 'Supplemental Lists' that list the number of the actual dead and injured in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Brian Harring, a computer data specialist obtained and sent TBR News these official Department of Defense U.S. Military casualty reports.
In September, Dandelion Books, will publish the full list in a book titled Prelude to Disaster: The Harring Report - Complete Official DoD Iraq & Afghanistan US Military Casualty List.
Unpleasant as this may seem, states Storch, there are rolls of pictures taken by several foreign journalists, one of which picture we published... the others are too sickening to put up... that more than support this terrible story.
We also have located and published, complete with all the official headings, a report from the Pentagon that between March of 2003 when the conflict with Iraq began, to date, that over 25,000 seriously wounded US soldiers were evacuated to the US military facility at Landstuhl, Germany and Walter Reed military hospital in the US.
Says Storch: I have said that Iraq was going to be Bush's Achilles Heel and it looks as if this will prove to be true. Stories like the ones we, and now others, are following and printing, are impossible to conceal for long and when they become common knowledge, the results will be predictable...and terrible.
The Harring Report is part of Dandelions America Speaks Out! series that includes investigative reporters and analysts Sherman Skolnick, Norman D. Livergood, Wayne Madsen, John Stanton, John Kaminski, John H. Brand, Jaffer Ali, Aldo D. Pascale, and others.
All Dandelion Books are for sale at http://www.dandelionbooks.net
Walter Storch can be reached at email@example.com>
For more information, contact:
Carol Adler: 1-800-861-7899
Date: 5 Aug 2005
Subject: Reiki Master Seeking Distant Deeksha Transfer
FIRST ECHO ASKED ME:
Are you familiar with a Reiki attunement?
TO WHICH I SIMPLY REPLIED:
SO THEN ECHO WROTE THIS:
Along with having received a Deeksha from Sri Rani ji (the head of the North American oneness movement), I have read the numerous 'back and forth' emails of Bhagavan & Amma etc. on your website. I do relate to some of the opinions of this movement being cultish feeling, at the same time also relating that I indeed felt 'something' when I received Deeksha. I am a Reiki Master/Teacher and I wanted to share some info with you on the past progress/early history of Reiki and then relate it to Bhagavan & Amma and Deekshas.
The traditional Reiki story is that it was developed by Mikao Usui, who received the ability to facilitate Reiki healings and pass the ability to have the ability of Reiki to others through a 21 day lotus meditation on Mount Kuryama. Although Dr. Usui passed on the ability of Reiki to many others, the traditional Reiki story goes to mention him passing it to Dr. Hayashi who then structured Reiki into the three different degrees of First Degree, Second Degree, and Reiki Master. Dr. Hayashi also added the standard hand positions. Just like Dr. Usui, Dr. Hayashi gave the ability to facilitate Reiki to many others, but of all those others, in the traditional story, the person it is most noted of him passing the ability to is Hawayo Takata. She was noted for introducing Reiki to the West and also noted for charging the high fees of $10,000 to everyone including her own family members for receiving the ability of becoming Reiki Master. She felt that if one did not pay a high fee for learning to become a Reiki Master, one would not truly hold respect for the specialness of Reiki.
Eventually, Ms. Takata passed away and during her lifetime she had initiated 22 Reiki Masters. Ms. Takata had taught her Reiki Masters that they are able to give the ability of Reiki I and II to others, but that they could not initiate others into Reiki Master. Since Ms. Takata did not name a successor before her death , as far as her Reiki Masters knew, there would be no more Reiki Masters because only Ms. Takata could attune others into the Reiki Master degree. (Years later her granddaughter named herself successor). Ms. Takata taught her Reiki Masters that they could only initiate others into Reiki I and Reiki II. Ms. Takata taught that only she could initiate others into Reiki Master.
For any different amount of reasons, at least one of her Reiki Master students 'broke the Reiki law/code of ethics' by attempting to attune one of his/her Reiki II students to Reiki Master. The attunement was a success and this became a major breakthrough for the evolution of Reiki. It should be highlighted that this breakthrough for the evolution of Reiki had occurred because at least one of her students did not adhere to the teachings of Ms. Takata that Ms. Takata was the only one that can attune others to Reiki master.
Now, aside from the similarity that the Bhagavan/Amma team charge a high amount to give others the ability to perform Deekshas and Ms. Takata charging a high amount to give others the ability of Reiki master to attune others into Reiki practitioners..... both Ms. Takata and Bhagavan/Amma claim that they are the only ones that can give others the ability to give others the ability. Bhagavan/Amma say that only they can give others the ability to perform Deekshas. Ms. Takata said that only she can give others the ability to become Reiki Masters.
I'd like to become the guinea pig (someone's experiment) for a liberal attendee of the 21 day trip to India enlightenment process that wouldn't mind attempting to pass to me via distance the ability to perform Deekshas. At the very 'worst', I wont be able to perform Deekshas. At the very best, I will be able to pass this ability on to others and then truly enlightenment can belong to all of us because all of us will then know that we would be able to give each other the ability to give each other Enlightenment.
I was wondering if you could put this idea out to any of the Bhagavan/Amma subscribers on this list in the hopes that someone liberal would like to try this experiment.
And I also would like your opinion!
In love and light,
AND MY REPLY WAS:
Thanks for enlightening me about the foundation story of Reiki. Didn't know it! Looks like the McDonalds founders were not the only ones to want to keep a tight control on their franchise...
But honestly - to keep this analogy going - do you REALLY believe one can learn to flip burgers in the McDonald style only through being given the "Authority" to do so at some MacDonald outlet? Sounds ludicrous, indeed!
Just as is your idea - and I don't mean to ridicule you, merely to show you how I see it and to tell you that you have - potentially - ALL the knowledge of the Universe and creative genius of the Creator and Wisdom of God within you, if you only choose to believe in your Divine Self.
Do I or anyone else need to tell you I or they have "transferred" you any such power for you to believe in your own innate abilities as a living fragment of The Universal One?
I don't think so!
Do I need to say more?
Cheer and rejoice, you are now a born again living StarGod and millions of other unaware soul kins await your shining example to wake up and shine as well...
Much Love in Universal Oneness
P.S. I'm very tempted to share your story and my reply with everyone in a compilation. Should I?
TO WHICH ECHO REPLIED:
Go for it. I would like to comment on your last email.
Before I found out about Bhagavan/Amma, I had already been contemplating what happens to the brain when one becomes enlightened/reaches supreme consciousness. I am a Buddhist, so the idea of enlightenment was not something I knew only bits and pieces about from fortune cookies. I am part of a Sanga (Buddhist community) here in Sacramento and I ask questions to our resident Lama when I think of them when we are receiving dharma (teachings). It's not that I am not satisfied with Buddha's view of enlightenment, I just wanted to get the 'opinion' of enlightenment from the other spiritual beliefs to find the similarities and differences which lead me to read about the enlightenment opinion of Hinduism, Sikhism, etc. From my own comtemplating, I figured that there has GOT to be some kind of chemical change that happens in the brain when one becomes enlightened. I also contemplated that the part of the brain we use when we become enlightened must be the parts of the brain that scientists have no idea what they are for (you've heard how its been said that we use only 30% of our brain). I came to the hypothesis that the frontal lobe must be a major part of the brain that becomes fully accessed when one becomes enlightened because not only do brain surgeons not really know what the frontal lobe does, it is also the part of the brain where the 'third eye' chakra is.
Then sometime later I read about Bhagavan/Amma and that the process of Deeksha is the reprogramming of chemicals and networking in the frontal lobes of the brain via the laying on of hands energy transfer. It made perfect sense to me. I knew how the energy of Reiki works so that influenced me to not be a skeptic about the laying on of hands energy transfer. I had earlier come to the understanding that enlightenment is within the frontal lobe, so it made sense that one could 'wake up' someone else's frontal lobe by the laying on of hands and allowing energy to transfer.
After receiving Deeksha at a local workshop, I can see why Janneke would say that Deeksha is like a drug. Who wouldn't get hooked on what they perceive as feeling bliss/relaxation/peace? (isn't that why most of us are vegetarians and recognize the name of 'Deepak Chopra' before the name of 'Beeyonce?' (pop music superstar in America). I don't want to receive a distance Deeksha to get hooked on it or because I'm 'craving more' . I just want to see if it is possible for a person who did the 21 day India retreat to pass the ability to give Deeksha to someone else. Is anyone out there willing to try?
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The Energies For August 2005
The Sirius Stargate and the 8:8 Harmonic: Moving to Higher Levels of Consciousness
Archangel Michael through Celia Fenn
This month the intense and radiant energy from the Galactic Center continues to enter the Earths crystal grid system through the Sirius Stargate. This will peak between the 8th and the 13th of August, and then the Gate will begin to close. The energy will continue at a high level, until the Full Moon on the 19th August.
So, the period between the New Moon on the 5th of August and the Full Moon on the 19th of August will be a time when you will open to new opportunities to be creative and to manifest your dreams. But you will also be challenged to hold your inner balance in this turbulent time of transition and change.
The 8:8 Harmonic and Moving to Higher Levels of the Collective Consciousness on planet Earth.
This is a time when the planet and its inhabitants are given the opportunity to accelerate their evolution by shifting to a higher level of consciousness. In this cycle between the 5th and the 19th, you will all be given the choice to shift to new levels of adventure and exploration in your conscious growth.
This can be done on an individual basis, but also collectively, if the human collective consciousness can lift into the accelerated energy. However, if events are manipulated so that global negativity and negative emotions can be aroused, then this shift can be slowed or blocked. This has been the purpose of much of the sad and tragic loss of life on key days in July related to the opening of the Stargate and its energy. (July 7th and 21st).
So it is even more important that you hold your energy and remember who you are. You are here to hold the frequency for continued evolution to higher levels of consciousness. This means focusing on love and peace and the belief in the Oneness of the Human Family.
Soulmates and the Initiation of Relationship
In this month, the sun will be in passionate and fiery Leo until the 23rd. Mars is in Taurus, and Venus moves into Libra, both houses ruled by Venus, the planet of love, harmony, beauty and marriage, or union. But Saturn is also present, at 2 degrees of Leo, meaning that there are deep transformations and learning to be experienced by Earths people as well.
So, in this next Saturn cycle of two years, and beginning at this time, many of you have chosen to undergo the initiation of the Soulmate union or relationship. This is the highest form of Soul bond possible to a human when it is transmuted into the twin flame state. It is a privilege, and the work of conscious and awakened beings. But it is also a powerful initiation that requires courage, discipline, balance and the absolute ability to practice acceptance and unconditional love.
Many of you will step forward to take this initiation at this time. It will not be easy, but your courage, and the guidance from the higher dimensions, will mean that those who do succeed will create patterns and pathways to make this easier for others.
The Sirius Sapphire Crystal Aura and the Royal Sapphire Children
As you rise into the radiant Christ Consciousness energies of the Sirius light, you have reached a point where certain individuals on the Planet are able to integrate the beautiful sapphire blue Ray that emanates from Sirius. This sapphire crystal aura is seen together with radiant stars of diamond Light.
In ancient Egypt, this advanced auric configuration was held by the Pharaoh and his family, and its code names were the Blue Nile and the White Nile, representing the Fifth dimension (blue) and the Ninth dimension (white). It was the function of the royal family, and especially the Pharaoh, to hold the balance between these two levels, in order to ensure abundance, prosperity, balance and peace in Egypt.
At this point, many of you will take on the Sapphire and Diamond energies as you hold the Fifth and Ninth dimensional energies in order to bring abundance, peace and prosperity back to the planet. This is a great privilege that is extended to you at this time.
But what is equally exciting is that many of the Crystal children born in 2005 will carry the royal Sapphire and Diamond energy in their auric fields! These powerful children will be energetically tuned to the highest levels of the Christ Consciousness vibration from Sirius. They will have a deep and powerful love for the planet, and a special affinity for the oceans and the cetaceans - the whales and dolphins - who are also Sirian Starseeds. These children will naturally hold the Fifth and Ninth dimensions in balance through their auric fields, and in so doing will help to create ecological stability and abundance on the planet.
The Sapphire children are the royal children of the planet. They will be serving the same function as the Pharaohs of the past. But they will be your children. . . and they will teach you that you are all royalty. You are powerful and wonderful beings of Light and love. Each one of you has the ability to move to this level at this time!
This is the gift of the Lions Gate in 2005.
You are blessed!
Date: 06 Aug 2005
Subject: Mercury Retrograde
From: Greg Daugherty email@example.com>
I've been meaning to write for some time to tell you how beautiful the light of your creative concern shines in this small corner of the cosmos. I want to thank you for crafting such a wonderful collection of portals to the truth - and the placement of your personal concern among them is also much appreciated. I find your concern shows its collectiveness, encompassing the many who communicate their concerns to you, which produces a resonance that manages to bring the matters at hand into a more clear light.
My reason for writing at this moment is to pass on some musings about our current transit through Mercury Retrograde (ending 8/15). I'm sure you've heard much about this frequent celestial occurance, and one thing I associate with this time is its highlight of many of the "re" words...reverse, return, reconsider, etc. And in a moment of repose, the following came to me. Share it if you feel inclined.
Thanks, and Brightest Blessings
RE: Mercury Retrograde
One thing that sets the Humans apart from the other creatures of their environment is paused repose. This moment of contemplation is the realm of their creativity, where ideas of measured probability find their way into actuality. This is where their beliefs cook the moment in the pots and pans of their perception, refining the the moment's reach, via recognition, into a resolve. The modus operandi is recollection - the result is resolution.
It is in the time of Mercury Retrograde that this structure is brightly illuminated. This regular reoccurrence of the planet's seeming halts and reversals in direction illustrates this cycling of explication and implication by offering a model of the cycles of the vibrational beings found in materiality. Through the reoccurrence of Mercury's step back, review and return, the view of rectification reshaping its reality is revealed.
With the tendencies of heightened resistance being the common condition attributed to the time periods of Mercury Retrograde, this time is described as involving possible rearrangements, regressions, relapses, retaliation, reversals and even revolution, as well as recuperation, rejuvenation, reconciliation, reconditioning, regeneration and recreation. This is a time of heightened re- membering that regains a replenished rebirth of a reconstituted realization reiterating its responsibility for the resonating resolve.
What better time than that to restore a responsible regime? With the current retrograde cycle upon us, now is the time to renounce the reprehensible and revive the resistance to those who would condone otherwise. It is the time to return the recognition of peaceful resolution to every re-education effort, reconstitute the Constitution, rebuild the Bill of Rights, reclaim the responsibility for reality, and recover the required reprieve necessary to reinstate a resounding reliability.
Now is the time to reinforce your resolve to refuse the lies, rebel against the restrictions, renounce the revived respect for fascism, remind others of the truth, reunite with your brothers and sisters, replenish your research, rehabilitate your environment and reissue your faith. Reveal the Republican retrogression and lack of respect for responsibility. Report the Democratic replica that remains in lockstep with these Reds.
Resent the revisionary rewriting of our common reality. Rescript the results! Respond with reform, and respect for the opportunity to refresh and replenish the peace. Resonate: reconsider and rectify the reflection. Take this time to receive the revival's redemption. Recharge the repair efforts with review and remodel, and release the revolution's reformation!
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