Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Fire Scout VTUAV Program: By Land and By Sea (updated)

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MQ-8B Fire Scout
MQ-8B Fire Scout
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The USA's RQ/MQ-8 Fire Scout Unmanned Aerial Vehicle has had a colorful history. The program was begun with promise by the US Navy, canceled, adopted by the US Army, and finally revived by the Navy as well. A competition in 2008-2010 may even see it used by the US Marines. The MQ-8B Fire Scout is currently linked with two major new defense programs: the Future Combat Systems program and the USA's new Littoral Combat Ships (LCS).

Fire Scout-related awards to Northrop Grumman and Raytheon have been quite varied. DID lists them, along with budgetary figures from official DoD documents, and also explains the Fire Scout's history and capabilities. The latest developments include a minor contract, and interesting transportability demonstration, and program updates and budget updates for FY 2008 and beyond….

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Help Map and Shut Down the Proliferation of Military Bases!

Become a part of the movement to shut down the over-build up of military bases around the world. Transnational Institute has a web page with information on how you can help in identifying military bases in your area:

> Download military bases google earth file (KMZ file, 115KB)

> Install google earth

> Feedback form. Help us map all the bases worldwide

> Get involved in the No-bases movement

The U.S. has the largest amount of bases around the world but France, Russia, Germany, and Britain aren't far behind.

Say NO to military build-up!

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Is the CIA trying to undermine the White House?

From TNI
Phyllis Bennis interviewed by Paul Jay
The Real News Network, 19 December 2007

The US intelligence report saying that Iran had halted a nuclear weapons programme in 2003 is an important document. It does not prohibit the US military attack on Iran, but it may serve to deny the Bush administration enough public support in the US, or the diplomatic support from any other country, to go ahead with it, argues Phyllis Bennis in this video interview.

Video - Part 1

Video - Part 2


www.therealnews.com

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Police Academy Class Slogan: Cause PTSD

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A state police academy leader has disavowed the slogan of the most recent graduating class urging one another to "go out and cause" post-traumatic stress disorder.

Each class at the Idaho Police Officer Standards and Training Academy is allowed to choose a slogan that is printed on its graduation programs, and the class of 43 graduates came up with "Don't suffer from PTSD, go out and cause it."

According to the Veterans Association, tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers suffer from PTSD, which causes nightmares, flashbacks and physical symptoms that make sufferers feel as if they are reliving trauma, even many years later. Crime, accidents and other trauma can cause it in civilians.

Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney, who attended the Dec. 14 graduation, pointed out the slogan to the academy's director, Jeff Black, minutes before the ceremony began, Raney said. A photograph of the program was e-mailed anonymously to news outlets throughout the state.

"That's not something we encourage or condone," Black said. "It shouldn't have been there. It was inappropriate."

Black said the class president was ex-military, and that the slogan "slipped in." He declined to identify the graduate. Black said future slogans would be vetted by academy leaders.

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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Genocide in Iraq Continues; Now Aided by U.S.

As we are asked to spend trillions more on the 'war on terror' (which is to say the war on the people of this whole world and no one [except the elitist] is exempt) where does all the money go?? It must be going straight to the elitist bank accounts, to their stocks in all the companies that are bankrolling this horrendous trumped up affair.

IRAQ: Saddam Provided More Food Than the U.S.
By Ahmed Ali and Dahr Jamail

BAQUBA, Dec 27 (IPS) - The Iraqi government announcement that monthly food rations will be cut by half has left many Iraqis asking how they can survive.

The government also wants to reduce the number of people depending on the rationing system by five million by June 2008.

Iraq's food rations system was introduced by the Saddam Hussein government in 1991 in response to the UN economic sanctions. Families were allotted basic foodstuffs monthly because the Iraqi Dinar and the economy collapsed.

The sanctions, imposed after Saddam Hussein ordered the invasion of Kuwait, were described as "genocidal" by Denis Halliday, then UN humanitarian coordinator in Iraq. Halliday quit his post in protest against the U.S.-backed sanctions.

The sanctions killed half a million Iraqi children, and as many adults, according to the UN. They brought malnutrition, disease, and lack of medicines. Iraqis became nearly completely reliant on food rations for survival. The programme has continued into the U.S.-led occupation.

But now the U.S.-backed Iraqi government has announced it will halve the essential items in the ration because of "insufficient funds and spiralling inflation."
Read the rest of the story here.

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If Doctors Could Edit the Newspapers...

The crises in our world are great and the Doctors Without Frontiers/Borders work tirelessly to battle disease, famine and genocide against ever surmounting odds. This article focuses on some of those areas that they struggle to bring medical help - Columbia, Sri Lanka, Somalia, Burma, Chechnya, Zimbabwe, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of Congo - and the malnutrition and tuberculosis that they see every day.

From The Independent
10 humanitarian crises forgotten (but not gone)

If doctors edited newspapers... The frontline physicians at Médecins Sans Frontières have chosen the 10 humanitarian crises that should have been given more coverage in 2007.
By Claire Soares and Daniel Howden

Published: 20 December 2007

Colombia

While the cocaine trade regularly features in the headlines, little attention is devoted to the scale of the internal refugee crisis. After four decades of civil conflict that has evolved from a war of political ideologies to a struggle for territory and control over the narcotics trade, large numbers of Colombians live in areas controlled by militia or guerrillas. With basic human rights under threat and unpredictable violence endemic in many rural areas, millions have fled to the shantytowns – or barrios – that ring every major town. Nearly four million people live in these insecure settlements cut off from basic state services such as mains electricity, water and health care. In the endless slums that now choke the capital, Bogota, areas are divided up and fought over by the same paramilitaries and left-wing rebels that blight and dominate the countryside.

Sri Lanka

After a quarter of a century of fighting, this year will be remembered among the bloodiest in Sri Lankan history. The civil war between the government forces and the separatist Tamil Tigers flared back into life last year and has kept worsening. International efforts to resolve the conflict have made no headway as key figures on both sides appear to have decided that a military solution is possible. Targeted bombings, mine attacks, suicide bombings, abductions, recruitment of child soldiers have all followed. The civilian toll in a country already flattened by the 2004 tsunami has been horrendous. Hundreds of thousands of people in need of humanitarian aid have been forced to flee to makeshift camps and the situation has been compounded by a climate of hostility and suspicion towards aid agencies. MSF is among the few agencies still operating in frontline areas, such as Point Pedro and Vavuniya, where doctors are desperately needed.

Read the rest of the story here.

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Privatization Will be the Death of Us

We read more and more about the privatization of services - fire, police, electric, phone, sewage, and water. As the elitists drain the middle class pocketbook we become more reliant on charging on credit cards what we need to survive day-to-day. It became painfully obviously one day to me when just driving around I saw a bank that was advertising loans for groceries and gasoline. We need to wake up and fight back!

Here is another article on the government's steady march on to privatization, of water in this case, and how President Bush still insists that all these services should be paid for by the citizens of this country.

Turning Water into Gold

December 26, 2007
Author:

Though it's getting drenched this week (AJC), the city of Atlanta, Georgia, is running out of water (CNN). The city has suffered from an ongoing drought, but officials also now admit their failure to act (LAT) on warnings of environmentalists and federal officials amid “years of recent explosive growth.” Facing a problem of emergency proportions, Atlanta has earmarked $4 billion to upgrade water infrastructure, including water capacity. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution tracks the city's efforts to cope with the drought on its website.

Atlanta is not alone in its water problems (Economist). In a recent interview with CFR.org, former Environmental Protection Agency chief Christine Todd Whitman said the United States needs to invest up to a trillion dollars for water infrastructure. The Bush administration believes U.S. drinking and wastewater projects should use private bonds (PDF). Water issues are among the few major policy victories the Democratic Congress has over the Bush administration. An example is last week’s decision to override a presidential veto (Times-Picayune) of the FY2008 bill funding U.S. flood control project. The water problem is becoming so urgent that communities, such Orange County, California, now look to recycled sewage (NYT) for drinking water.

Read the rest of the story here.

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Friday, December 28, 2007

Israel Must Change its Policies in Ending the Isolation of the People of Gaza

Oxfam Press Release - December 2007

For aid to be effective, donors need to insist Israel changes its policies towards occupied Palestinian Territories

For aid to be effective, donors need to insist Israel changes its policies towards occupied Palestinian Territories Millions of dollars of aid is being lost due to Israeli policies towards the occupied Palestinian territories and must be challenged by donor governments meeting in Paris to pledge funds for the Palestinian Authority this Monday, according to aid agency Oxfam International.

Jeremy Hobbs, head of Oxfam International, said: “More aid will not be effective until donor governments insist on a rapid change in Israel’s movement restrictions in the occupied Palestinian territories and the ending of the blockade of the Gaza Strip. Many governments around the world are generous donors to the Palestinians. Their aid is vital to help build the Palestinian economy and a viable state. But donor governments are not sufficiently critical of Israeli policies, which wreck the projects they fund. They are investing precious aid funds, but without holding Israel accountable this aid will be more and more ineffective.

“It is not enough simply to plough more money into Palestine – foreign governments and the Palestinian Authority must increase the pressure on the Israeli government to lift the blockade of Gaza and make it possible for people in the West Bank to go about their business. This is essential if the Annapolis peace process is to work."
Read the rest of the story here.

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U.S. Senate Report: Over 400 Prominent Scientists Disputed Man-Made Global Warming Claims in 2007

Senate Report Debunks "Consensus"

Complete U.S. Senate Report Now Available: (LINK)

Complete Report w/out Intro: (LINK)

Update: Former Vice President Al Gore responds to Senate report within hours of release. (LINK)

INTRODUCTION:

Over 400 prominent scientists from more than two dozen countries recently voiced significant objections to major aspects of the so-called "consensus" on man-made global warming. These scientists, many of whom are current and former participants in the UN IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), criticized the climate claims made by the UN IPCC and former Vice President Al Gore.

The new report issued by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s office of the GOP Ranking Member details the views of the scientists, the overwhelming majority of whom spoke out in 2007.


Even some in the establishment media now appear to be taking notice of the growing number of skeptical scientists. In October, the Washington Post Staff Writer Juliet Eilperin conceded the obvious, writing that climate skeptics "appear to be expanding rather than shrinking." Many scientists from around the world have dubbed 2007 as the year man-made global warming fears “bite the dust.” (LINK) In addition, many scientists who are also progressive environmentalists believe climate fear promotion has "co-opted" the green movement. (LINK)


Read the rest of the story here.

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It IS Important to Keep Speaking Out and Asking for Truth

If you don't read George Washington's Blog you should there are many good well-written articles to be found. Here is the latest:

Each of our Individual Voices Is More Important Than We've Realized

I've previously written about the importance of 9/11 polls, as most people follow the herd. In other words, since polls show that the majority of people doubt the government's version of 9/11, citing the polls is very important in convincing people who are not yet aware that the official explanation makes no sense.

Well, I just read a study which says that even one dissenting voice can give people permission to think for themselves. Specifically:
Solomon Asch, with experiments originally carried out in the 1950s and well-replicated since, highlighted a phenomenon now known as "conformity". In the classic experiment, a subject sees a puzzle like the one in the nearby diagram: Which of the lines A, B, and C is the same size as the line X? Take a moment to determine your own answer...
Read the rest here.

And while you are there read more of what he has to say - you just might become more enlightened.

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: UNITED 93 DATA PROVIDED BY US GOVERNMENT DOES NOT SUPPORT OBSERVED EVENTS



PRESS RELEASE


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

12/22/07

PILOTS FOR 9/11 TRUTH
www.pilotsfor911truth.org

Contact: Robert Balsamo
e-mail: pilots@pilotsfor911truth.org

UNITED 93 DATA PROVIDED BY US GOVERNMENT DOES NOT SUPPORT OBSERVED EVENTS

Pilots for 9/11 Truth, an international organization of pilots and aviation professionals, petitioned the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) via the Freedom of Information Act to obtain United Flight 93 Flight Data Recorder information, consisting of a Comma Separated Value (CSV) file and Flight Path Animation, allegedly derived from Flight 93 Flight Data Recorder (FDR). The data provided by the NTSB contradict observed events in several significant ways:

  1. The NTSB Flight Path Animation approach path and altitude does not support observations.
  2. All Altitude data on the northern approach contradicts witnesses published by the New York Times.
  3. Witness observations of approach path contradict northern approach as described by Popular Mechanics and the US Govt. Several witnesses observed the aircraft approaching from southeast over Indian Lake and from the south prior to witnessing explosion. Parts found in New Baltimore, 8 miles southeast of crater is a direct contradiction to the northern approach claimed by the US Govt.
  4. Environmental Protection Agency reports no soil contamination of jet fuel after testing 5,000-6,000 yards of earth including 3 ground wells. Smoke plume photographed by a witness does not suggest a jet fuel rich explosion.
  5. Impact angle according to Flight Data Recorder does not support an almost vertical impact as the govt story and crater suggests.

In May, 2007, members of Pilots for 9/11 Truth received these documents from the NTSB and began a close analysis of the data they contain. After expert review and cross check, Pilots for 9/11 Truth has concluded that the information in these NTSB documents does not support, and in some instances factually contradicts, the official government position that United Airlines Flight 93 created the impact crater as reported, in Somerset County, PA on the morning of September 11, 2001 .According to the US Govt, United Airlines Flight 93 approached Somerset County from the North-Northwest at a high altitude on the morning of September 11, 200 1 . However, many witnesses contradict altitude as well as approach path. Also according to reports, and as the impact crater suggests, United Airlines Flight 93 impacted terrain at an almost vertical 90 degree angle, while the Flight Data Recorder shows a 35 degree angle with up-sloping terrain, further reducing impact angle.

The information provided by the US Government does not support reports of United Airlines Flight 93 approach, impact angles, and lack of jet fuel at Somerset Country, PA.

Pilots for 9/11 Truth is committed to discovering the truth surrounding the events of September 11, 2001 . We have contacted both the NTSB and the FBI regarding these and other inconsistencies. To date, they have refused to comment on, correct, refute, retract or offer side-letters that might explain the discrepancies between what they claim are the data extracted from the FDR of United Flight 93 and the events observed. .As concerned citizens and professionals in the aviation industry, Pilots for 9/11 Truth asks, why have these discrepancies not been addressed by agencies within the United States Government? Pilots for 9/11 Truth takes the position that an official government inquiry into these discrepancies is warranted and long overdue. We call upon our fellow citizens to write to their Congressional representatives to inform them of these discrepancies and call for an immediate investigation into this matter. For more information and in depth analysis please visit pilotsfor911truth.org.

Members of Pilots For 9/11 Truth at http://pilotsfor911truth.org/core.html

ENCLOSURE: Cover letter of FOIA requests.

http://pilotsfor911truth.org/UA93_Press_Release.html

http://z9.invisionfree.com/Pilots_For_Truth/index.php?showtopic=10289

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FBI aims for world's largest biometrics database

Sat Dec 22, 6:40 AM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI is embarking on a $1 billion project to build the world's largest computer database of biometrics to give the government more ways to identify people at home and abroad, the Washington Post reported on Friday.

The FBI has already started compiling digital images of faces, fingerprints and palm patterns in its systems, the paper said. More on this story here.

Legal analyst: In wrong hands, FBI biometric info 'can follow you forever'

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Two Members of Doctors Without Borders Kidnapped

December 26, 2007

MSF Asks Somali Authorities for Safe and Immediate Release of Two Staff Members

'Our priority now is that our two colleagues are released without harm'

Bossaso, Somalia/Barcelona, December 26, 2007 — After confirming that two of its staff members have been taken by force this morning in Bossaso, Somalia, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has urgently called for the immediate and safe release of its colleagues: Mercedes García, a Spanish doctor, and Pilar Bauza, an Argentinean nurse. They were taken while on their way to a MSF feeding center set up to treat malnourished children near camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in Bossaso, in the Puntland region of Somalia.

Rest of the story here.

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Children Confined in Prisons

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Video: Message From A Neighbor?

The YouTube subscriber posted this comment:

September 06, 2007 I was in the "Mall of Georgia" today shopping, and this odd man came out of no where and gave me this DVD... I don't know why he picked me and Im not sure if this is real...But it's very thought provoking and I think we should all take his advice and research this subject a little better ! I must add that he did explain that he edited the message to narrow his point as well as filtering the video to make it more asthetically pleasing to watch...Maybe its not who he really is that matters, but what he is saying that does?

As I've said positive thinking and belief in God can help us... It's not too late.

This post keeps being disabled so I'm reposting it again.

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Google Earth: It Will Open Your Eyes

If you have Google Earth check the shoreline of California. If you don't have Google Earth download it and check the shoreline of California. What are those things????

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Vaccines Have Cancer Viruses

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Good vs. Evil

Chances are that websites that are trying to get good messages out to the public will fail compared to websites that are promulgating propaganda. Why do I say this? Because it's true. I have no facts, no figures, no glaring charts to present just a solid gut feeling that this is the case.

In the Bible we are told to seek and we shall find. Those that seek will find the information that they are looking for and they will find it a strange path, at first, but they will be compelled, almost, to continue. They will know they are on the right path because they will just feel that it is right. People will find the websites that are speaking truth - but it may not be all the truth, just bits and pieces. You have to keep seeking.

In seeking you are going to find that it is going to take you into extraordinary places that you may not have considered before. The thing to remember is to keep an open mind.

All things that you have been taught are irrelevant and are probably harmful to you ultimately. The universe we live in has rules and laws but bad things can and will happen. It's part of the 'deal.' It's a give and take, a balancing, the light and the dark, the yin and the yang...

You need to remember that opening your eyes and your ears, seeking and knocking, all pointed out in the Bible, are important clues to finding out what environment you really live in. It is not as you think or suppose. Just keep following your spirit, your soul, your heart. When you feel that something isn't right turn away and go down another path. After a short time you'll know the feeling (if it is something that is foreign to you now).

Consider our life something on the grounds of the Matrix or the Borg, if you will. Consider things as basic as good vs. evil - God vs. Satan. Consider fantastical things, such as multi-dimensional and time travel. These things will bring you closer to what life really is - it is not what you think it is. We have been programmed and mind-controlled to think it is otherwise - let go!

Things are happening rapidly to shut down good; I can feel it. It is getting stronger every day. The important thing is to fight it. Fight it with positiveness, joy and true love and kindness for your fellow people. When traffic is heavy say prayers or think positive thoughts. When someone cuts you off shoot an arrow of kindness at them. Remember when someone slaps you turn the other cheek! Remember that adage in all that you do!

Many people get on the Internet and try to help other people and in the process we help ourselves. I have found what I have been seeking. I don't like it, I'll be honest, but I understand now. I will continue to post for as long as I can but I feel a tremendous amount of pressure building on my side and I don't like it. I am only one person and I feel as if I am up against an army.

I love and trust God and I put my faith in him. However, I am not hesitant to say that I am afraid for all people all over this world most especially my family. But I do not think I can save my family and that hurts the most. It tears me up. I am not worried about myself but I wish that I could do something, anything to protect them.

Remember, it's good and evil, it's that basic. It really is. People will say that people like me are crazy. We're not. I'm not. It's very, very hard to maintain a sense of being sane in an insane world but I am not insane.

The reality of the world that we live in is very different than what we suppose. One thing I don't like is all the talk about having an RFID chip installed in my body. Don't like and I am one of those 50% that opposes it. It goes against my whole physical and spiritual being.

It's an odd day today. Really crazy outside. Strange weather and I saw chemtrails. I feel something all around and it doesn't feel friendly. I don't like it. I feel challenged - strange, eh? Wish I had a darn orgone generator now... Gotta get one.

Well, back to searching and seeking. See you back here.

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Mass Quarantines Likely If America Faced Bioterrorism Attack

This story can no longer be found at its original URL location, regardless, the implications it presents remain the same.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,31376,00.html
FoxNews.com
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CHICAGO -(AP) In an America that guards its civil liberties, police can't just shut down cities, make mass arrests and quarantine thousands of people. Or can they?

Current and former federal officials said Friday that if there is a terrorist attack with biological weapons, private rights would quickly be swamped by the need to protect the public. State borders could close, vaccines could be rationed or commandeered, the Army could even take over cities within weeks of a deadly attack, an American Bar Association panel predicted.

"To an extent, people are going to do what needs to be done and worry about the legal niceties later," said Suzanne Spaulding, a former top lawyer for the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee.

The ABA panel, part of the annual meeting of the 400,000-lawyer organization, played out an imaginary terrorist campaign to infect Americans with the plague - from the first tips by an FBI informant in New Mexico to closure of the Minnesota borders and riots in Cincinnati.

Along the way came word that a rogue Russian scientist and the Iraqi military were involved. Eventually, the FBI, CIA, National Centers for Disease Control, the White House, Pentagon and governors of several states were also involved - each with broader power than many people
probably know they have, participants said.

Under the hypothetical scenario, law enforcement could do little when a would-be terrorist shows up at a Santa Fe emergency room with a case of the plague. The investigation intensified, and the FBI got much broader authority, when several people died of the plague after attending a concert in Minneapolis.

Political pressure intensified, with a demand from 20 senators of the opposite political party from the president that the White House declare a national state of emergency. Then came word that the terrorists planned another attack during a street festival in Cincinnati.

Under this scenario, the FBI could go to a special court for permission to investigate foreigners, but could not begin stopping everyone in downtown Cincinnati who resembles a tipster's description of a suspected terrorist, said Eugene Bowman, deputy general counsel for the FBI.

Nor could the FBI order the downtown area cordoned off and every building searched, Bowman said. Agents would need warrants based on better specifics than those offered in the hypothetical terrorist attack.

But local police could do what the FBI cannot, so long as it was based on the need to protect public health, said Terry O'Brien, legal consultant to a national notification network tracking infections diseases.

"The idea is to prevent the epidemic," not to catch and punish a wrongdoer, O'Brien said.

The president could declare martial law and federalize state National Guards, said Michael Wermuth, head of a group advising the government on how well it is preparing for nuclear, chemical or biological terrorism.

The attorney general and the defense secretary could also invoke a federal law that lets them call in soldiers to keep order if police or other law enforcement cannot, Wermuth said.

"The military can be engaged directly in arrests, search and seizure and intelligence collection for law enforcement purposes," Wermuth said. "There's very raw authority to use the military to do any number of things that (look) like law enforcement, or to assist public health authorities by (enforcing) quarantines."

The government would also have the legal power to force people to be immunized, although as a practical matter it is probably impossible, O'Brien said. "What are you going to do, go into somebody's home and tie them up?"

On the other hand, the government could take control of vaccine supplies, even if it meant overriding state governors bent on hoarding their in-state stockpiles, the panelists said.

The hypothetical exercise ended short of the president declaring nationwide martial law, and without the arrest or trial of the terrorists.

[Editor's Note: Does anyone reading this still think that they are living in a constitutionally protected Republic? This article is a good example of the disinformation/propaganda that is setting up the public for the "terrorist biological attack" that will surely come and the "emergency measures" that our Illuminated government servants will be "forced to impose" in order to protect us. The Tavistock technique of public brain washing employed here is always the same: gradual, but unrelenting acclaimation and habituation to the idea of accepting the loss of personal liberty and constitutional rights from the government in exchange for their "protecting" society at large, which is, of course, pure rot. The real plan is to destroy America and most Americans. I would be very leary of buying into this orchestrated stampede to get vaccinated when the "terrorist" attacks kick in. You will likely have much more to worry about from the vaccine that will be given than from the supposed terrorist's threat. Note the following: 1. There is no reporter taking credit for this "article" 2. Who is supplying the information? A 'former top lawyer for the CIA'. and 3. the curent crop of Tavistock approved buzzwords: "rogue", "hoarding" and the ever present "Iraqi threat". ]

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U.S. Soldiers Mutiny in Iraq

A U.S. Army platoon, tired and worn out from the death and wanton destruction, refused to follow orders in Iraq. After suffering many causalities, some suicides, the soldiers gathered together and made a decision that they would not continue to subject themselves to going into the same areas where they were losing so many of their members.

Feeling betrayed to no end and not really understanding who the real enemy is any more these men did the gallant thing and set their weapons down. It's a story of great bravery especially in light of the consequences that they possibly face with their superior officers.

Digg It!

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Visions: The End of America


Frankly, the message is all the same: evil times are upon us due to greed, selfishness and corruption. Plots are being laid to destroy America (from within and without) but we can help ourselves by believing in God and Jesus Christ.

We are in a race - a race to balance the yin and yang and to establish a resounding foundation of good will, generosity, as well as love and compassion for each other in order that we may turn things around. Kind thoughts and less aggression is the best approach in all situations.

Turn off your t.v.'s with it's propaganda and misinformation and think positive, regenerating thoughts. We're in a battle of good vs. evil (it's basically like that) and the more people think positive, joyful, 'Christ-like' thoughts the better things will be.

Negative, aggressive attitudes feed the beast and in order to kill it you have to stop feeding it. We can defeat all this nasty, negativeness with a positive flow. We can do this mentally without even leaving our homes. But you have to feel it and mean it and drop the negativity.

As you contemplate making a positive change, relax and reflect on these. It is interesting how some of the messages are similar and some can be closely identified with recent or 'coming' events. I believe we can learn from them...

Cayce's Vision

The well known American prophet, Edgar Cayce saw the 1990's as a time of great geological upheaval. He saw that by 1998, the American west and east coasts were already flooded, and that Los Angeles and San Francisco had been destroyed by earthquakes with New York destroyed the same way shortly thereafter. He saw the great lakes draining into the Gulf of Mexico, and much of Japan submerged in water. Cayce predicted (often) the shift in the poles.. His "time line" has 2001 - 2002 as the outside window for this shift.

Elane Durham's Vision

In this scenario icebergs and polar icecaps were melting. Earthquakes had occurred and there had been hurricanes and fierce storms -- the whole country had been ravaged by these things. I could also see massive fires burning here and there -- not so much the flames as the smoke that was ascending toward me -- as huge areas of the country seemed to be being burned. There were also explosions in some areas, sort of like sheet lightning in a dark sky, that were doing great damage.

Where Washington and Oregon had been there were mostly islands, the water coming inland over most of California and Arizona and parts of Utah and Nevada. Yet there were also islands there, massive ones, so it wasn't like it was all ocean....

On the East Coast I saw that much of the eastern seaboard was gone, though the water did not come so far inland as it did on the West Coast. I was also aware that the southern half of Florida was under water.

Dumitru Duduman's Vision

He said, "Remember this, Dumitru. The Russian spies have discovered where the nuclear warehouses are in America. When the Americans will think that it is peace and safety - from the middle of the country, some of the people will start fighting against the government. The government will be busy with internal problems. Then from the ocean, from Cuba, Nicaragua, Mexico,..." (He told me two other countries, but I didn't remember what they were.) "...they will bomb the nuclear warehouses. When they explode, America will burn!"

Chris' Vision

She was shown that the U.S. would enter into an alliance with Russian and China allowing their troops to come here to help enforce the New World Order. That was when the mark of the beast was instigated in which a person would be killed if they did not take it. She was shown that those who voluntarily took the mark had it in their right hand, while those who resisted had it placed in their forehead as a token of their recalcitrance for all to see and be alert so as to keep them in order.

This tyranny lasted for three and a half years.

Lance M. Richardson

While in the Spirit World, Lance was shown many things regarding both the history and prophetic destiny of this nation. He was shown a group of men who were assembled together with the explicit purpose of bringing the destruction of this nation so that it could be integrated into a world dictatorship. He said that some men are set on taking away that which is God's most precious gift to us -- liberty.

Satan targets the United States because it is foreordained to become the base of operations in establishing the New Jerusalem -- God's government of peace. Lance spoke of how the Founders knew they were laying the foundations for Zion.

Globalpyschics.com

Greaterthings.com

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Friday, December 21, 2007

White House preparing to stage new September 11 - Reagan official

This article is 5 months old and it discusses how this next attack will be within one year. As some of us have been speculating it is most likely going to be nuclear in nature. New drivers license requirements are to go into effect in 5/08 with the RFID chip and human implantation to follow close behind. Blackwater is taking up position, as well. We are getting ominously close to Armageddon and I believe this will be our last 'free' Christmas...

White House preparing to stage new September 11 - Reagan official

13:58 20/07/2007

WASHINGTON, July 20 (RIA Novosti) - A former Reagan official has issued a public warning that the Bush administration is preparing to orchestrate a staged terrorist attack in the United States, transform the country into a dictatorship and launch a war with Iran within a year.

Paul Craig Roberts, a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, blasted Thursday a new Executive Order, released July 17, allowing the White House to seize the assets of anyone who interferes with its Iraq policies and giving the government expanded police powers to exercise control in the country.

Roberts, who spoke on the Thom Hartmann radio program, said: "When Bush exercises this authority [under the new Executive Order], there's no check to it. So it really is a form of total, absolute, one-man rule."

"The American people don't really understand the danger that they face," Roberts said, adding that the so-called neoconservatives intended to use a renewal of the fight against terrorism to rally the American people around the fading Republican Party.

Old-line Republicans like Roberts have become increasingly disenchanted with the neoconservative politics of the Bush administration, which they see as a betrayal of fundamental conservative values.

According to a July 9-11 survey by Ipsos, an international public opinion research company, President Bush and the Republicans can claim a mere 31 percent approval rating for their handling of the Iraq war and 38 percent for their foreign policy in general, including terrorism.

"The administration figures themselves and prominent Republican propagandists ... are preparing us for another 9/11 event or series of events," he said. "You have to count on the fact that if al Qaeda is not going to do it, it is going to be orchestrated."

Roberts suggested that in the absence of a massive popular outcry, only the federal bureaucracy and perhaps the military could put constraints on Bush's current drive for a fully-fledged dictatorship.

"They may have had enough. They may not go along with it," he said.

The radio interview was a follow-up to Robert's latest column, in which he warned that "unless Congress immediately impeaches Bush and Cheney, a year from now the U.S. could be a dictatorial police state at war with Iran."

Roberts, who has been dubbed the "Father of Reaganomics" and has recently gained popularity for his strong opposition to the Bush administration and the Iraq War, regularly contributes articles to Creators Syndicate, an independent distributor of comic strips and syndicated columns for daily newspapers.

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THE KENNEBUNKPORT WARNING

Below is a copy of the Kennebunkport warning, which should be emailed to everyone.
Please note there have been supposed redactions by certain members and even an attack by the Ford Foundation regarding it. Nevertheless, It is NOT a fraud, as many sites have claimed. To learn more about it, click here.
Please spread the word, as the Cheney Doctrine, as it is referred to, implies a false flag attack on US soil in order to trigger the invasion of Iran.

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THE KENNEBUNKPORT WARNING

To the American people, and to peace loving individuals everywhere:

Massive evidence has come to our attention which shows that the backers, controllers, and allies of Vice President Dick Cheney are determined to orchestrate and manufacture a new 9/11 terror incident, and/or a new Gulf of Tonkin war provocation over the coming weeks and months. Such events would be used by the Bush administration as a pretext for launching an aggressive war against Iran, quite possibly with nuclear weapons, and for imposing a regime of martial law here in the United States. We call on the House of Representatives to proceed immediately to the impeachment of Cheney, as an urgent measure for avoiding a wider and more catastrophic war. Once impeachment has begun, it will be easier for loyal and patriotic military officers to refuse illegal orders coming from the Cheney faction. We solemnly warn the people of the world that any terrorist attack with weapons of mass destruction taking place inside the United States or elsewhere in the immediate future must be considered the prima facie responsibility of the Cheney faction. We urge responsible political leaders everywhere to begin at once to inoculate the public opinion of their countries against such a threatened false flag terror operation.

(Signed) A Group of US Opposition Political Leaders Gathered in Protest at the Bush Compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, August 24-25, 2007

CYNTHIA MCKINNEY, FORMER U.S. CONGRESSWOMAN, GEORGIA

CINDY SHEEHAN, CANDIDATE FOR U.S. CONGRESS, CALIFORNIA*

ANN WRIGHT, COLONEL US ARMY RESERVE, FORMER US DIPLOMAT*

JAMILLA EL-SHAFEI, ORGANIZER OF KENNEBUNKPORT PEACE DEMONSTRATION , KENNEBUNK PEACE DEPARTMENT*

DAHLIA WASFI, M.D. WWW.LIBERATETHIS.COM*

GEORGE PAZ MARTIN

JOHN KAMINSKI, MAINE LAWYER, IMPEACHMENT ADVOCATE **

WEBSTER G. TARPLEY, AUTHOR, 'UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE H.W. BUSH' & '9/11 SYNTHETIC TERROR: MADE IN THE USA'

CRAIG HILL, GREEN PARTY OF VERMONT, CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE

BRUCE MARSHALL, ORGANIZER OF PHILADELPHIA EMERGENCY ANTIWAR CONVENTION, PHILADELPHIA PLATFORM, WWW.ACTINDEPENDENT.ORG, GREEN PARTY OF VERMONT

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Video: YOU MUST WATCH THIS VIDEO!!!!!!

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Video: The Real Face of War

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Police State America - A Look Back and Ahead

by Stephen Lendman

Year end is a good time to look back and reflect on what's ahead. If past is prologue, however, the outlook isn't good, and nothing on the horizon suggests otherwise. Voters last November wanted change but got betrayal from the bipartisan criminal class in Washington. Their attitude shows in an October Reuters/Zogby (RZ) opinion poll with George Bush at 24% that tops Richard Nixon's worst showing of 25% at his lowest 1974 Watergate point. And if that looks bad, consider Congress with "The Hill" reporting from the same RZ Index that our legislators scored a "staggering 11%, the lowest (congressional) rating in history," but there's room yet to hit bottom and a year left to do it. Why not with lawmakers' consistent voter sellout and failure record that keeps getting worse.

It's been that way ever since 9/11 with both sides of the aisle complicit with the administration. This article looks back at the record, and year end is a good time to review it. It's hard imagining another as bad with a President defiling the law and once telling Republican colleagues the Constitution is "just a goddamned piece of paper."

He didn't just say it. He governs by it, gets away with it, and former Defense Department analyst Daniel Ellsberg, of Pentagon Papers fame, says "a coup has occurred (with another to come from) the next 9/11....that completes the first (that's) seen a steady assault on every fundamental (aspect) of our Constitution (to create) an executive government (to) rule by decree" no different from a police state... Read the rest of the article here.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Denver Cop Gets Off For Killing Cigarette Butt Tosser

I think we will see more and more of these stories in the days to come...

David Rossiter, 25, of Sheridan, Montana, was shot twice, once in the thigh and once in the chest over a possible cigarette butt thrown out of a pick-up truck in Denver, Colorado. The bullet that killed him broke three ribs, pierced his lung and went into his heart. The recovered bullet was a "large-caliber, copper-jacketed lead bullet."

David also had cuts, bruises and broken fingers, as he and his pick-up "buddy" had engaged in a fist fight with Montana after they stopped on the road and argued. David, apparently, was going to make an attempt to take the gun away from Montana when Montana shot and killed him.

The off-duty deputy that shot him, Daniel Montana Jr., is currently on administrative leave but will probably be returning to work soon.

A grand jury investigating the incident decided not to indict the officer of any charges. Because of secrecy requirements a reason why this lack of indictment occurred will never be known.

David's family is understandably shocked and dismayed at our criminal justice system and are asking their lawyer to file a civil suit.

Welcome to the New World Order.

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Distasteful "Journalism"

Faux Noise has this character, Greg Gutfeld, who posts blogs titled Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld. In his Wikipedia entry he calls himself an "American television personality, journalist, magazine editor and blogger." I've never heard of or seen him on television and I found it amusing that he lists blogging... And to call himself a journalist is stretching it quite a bit.

In one of his blogs from the Faux Noise site titled, Waterboarding: It's a Good Thing, he writes,

"waterboarding might be torture, but as long as people I hate also hate waterboarding, then I love it more than life itself. That's my recipe for life. If The New York Times, NPR, Tim Robbins, Sean Penn and Hugo Chavez hate something, then it must be awesome. So I cherish waterboarding. I want to make it our national sport, our national bird. I want to make the waterboard the state flower of Vermont, instead of the Birkenstock."
Another one I checked out was a blog entry titled Who Deserves to Be Tasered? and it was filled with words of wisdom and showed a high regard for people, as well:
"I hate the word "bro."

"Hey bro, got a smoke?"

"Hey bro, can you spare a buck?"

"Hey bro, you're choking me."

Shut up. You are not my "bro" or "broheim" and if you insist on using that word you deserve death, bro!"

Same blog:
"The next time you come across some toad complaining that he can't leave for work without his iPod, show him this picture. Then stab him. You'll get off — this is America!"
I read through some of his other blogs and they are equally distasteful. He ends all his 'blogs' with "And that's my gut feeling!" and that is probably because he doesn't have a heart.

At least Faux Noise is consistent in hiring debased journalists, if you want to call it journalism...

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Quotes about the New World Order From Your Elitist Masters and Other Sources, Past and Present

"The term Internationalism has been popularized in recent years to cover an interlocking financial, political, and economic world force for the purpose of establishing a World Government. Today Internationalism is heralded from pulpit and platform as a 'League of Nations' or a 'Federated Union' to which the United States must surrender a definite part of its National Sovereignty. The World Government plan is being advocated under such alluring names as the 'New International Order,' 'The New World Order,' 'World Union Now,' 'World Commonwealth of Nations,' 'World Community,' etc. All the terms have the same objective; however, the line of approach may be religious or political according to the taste or training of the individual." Excerpt from A Memorial to be Addressed to the House of Bishops and the House of Clerical and Lay Deputies of the Protestant Episcopal Church in General Convention (October 1940)

"The statement went on to say that the spiritual teachings of religion must become the foundation for the new world order and that national sovereignty must be subordinate to the higher moral law of God." American Institute of Judaism, excerpt from article in The New York Times (December 1942)

"We shall have world government whether or not you like it, by conquest or consent." Statement by Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) member James Warburg to The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on February 17th, l950

"Today the path of total dictatorship in the United States can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by the Congress, the President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system, another body representing another form of government - a bureaucratic elite." Senator William Jenner, 1954

"The most powerful clique in these (CFR) groups have one objective in common: they want to bring about the surrender of the sovereignty and the national independence of the U.S. They want to end national boundaries and racial and ethnic loyalties supposedly to increase business and ensure world peace. What they strive for would inevitably lead to dictatorship and loss of freedoms by the people. The CFR was founded for "the purpose of promoting disarmament and submergence of U.S. sovereignty and national independence into an all-powerful one-world government." Harpers, July l958

"The Trilateral Commission is intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the United States. The Trilateral Commission represents a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power political, monetary, intellectual and ecclesiastical. What the Trilateral Commission intends is to create a worldwide economic power superior to the political governments of the nationstates involved. As managers and creators of the system, they will rule the future." U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater in his l964 book: With No Apologies.

"The Council on Foreign Relations 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 announces and uses individuals and groups to bring pressure from below, to justify the high level decisions for converting the U.S. from a sovereign Constitutional Republic into a servile member state of a one-world dictatorship." Former Congressman John Rarick 1971

"...In short, the 'house of world order' will have to be built from the bottom up rather than from the top down. It will look like a great 'booming, buzzing confusion,' to use William James' famous description of reality, but an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault." Richard N. Gardner, in CFR's Journal "Foreign Affairs" April 1974.

"The existing order is breaking down at a very rapid rate, and the main uncertainty is whether mankind can exert a positive role in shaping a new world order or is doomed to await collapse in a passive posture. We believe a new order will be born no later than early in the next century and that the death throes of the old and the birth pangs of the new will be a testing time for the human species." Richard A. Falk, in an article entitled "Toward a New World Order: Modest Methods and Drastic Visions," in the book On the Creation of a Just World Order (1975)

"The drive of the Rockefellers and their allies is to create a one-world government combining supercapitalism and Communism under the same tent, all under their control.... Do I mean conspiracy? Yes I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent." Congressman Larry P. McDonald, 1976, killed in the Korean Airlines 747 that was shot down by the Soviets

"NAFTA is a major stepping stone to the New World Order." Henry Kissinger when campaigning for the passage of NAFTA.

"In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasn't such a great idea after all." Strobe Talbot, President Clinton's Deputy Secretary of State, as quoted in Time, July 20th, l992.

"...This regionalization is in keeping with the Tri-Lateral Plan which calls for a gradual convergence of East and West, ultimately leading toward the goal of "one world government'....National sovereignty is no longer a viable concept..." Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter.

"We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order." David Rockefeller

"There is no reason for anyone in this country, anyone except a police officer or a military person, to buy, to own, to have, to use a handgun....And the only way to do that is to change the Constitution." Michael Gartner, 1992 in USA Today

"The second article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is repealed." H. J. Res. 438 Introduced by Rep. Major Owens, 1992

"We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans..." Bill Clinton (USA TODAY, 11 March 1993, page 2A)

"Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed." Sara Brady, Chairman, Handgun Control, to Sen. Howard Metzenbaum, The National Educator, January 1994, Page 3.

"The idea was that those who direct the overall conspiracy could use the differences in those two so-called ideologies [marxism/fascism/socialism v. democracy/capitalism] to enable them [the Illuminati/elitist/Bilderbergs] to divide larger and larger portions of the human race into opposing camps so that they could be armed and then brainwashed into fighting and destroying each other." Myron Fagan

Cannibalism is a "radical but realistic solution to the problem of overpopulation." Lyall Watson, The Financial Times, 15 July 1995

"A global climate treaty must be implemented even if there is no scientific evidence to back the greenhouse effect." Richard Benedict, State Dept. employee working on assignment from the Conservation Foundation

"We've got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing -- in terms of economic policy and environmental policy." Timothy Wirth, former U.S. Senator (D-Colorado)

"If I were reincarnated, I would wish to be returned to Earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels." Prince Phillip, World Wildlife Fund

"In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 per day." Dr. Jacques Cousteau

"We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the work is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries." David Rockefeller, founder of the Trilateral Commission, in an address to a meeting of The Trilateral Commission, in June, 1991.

"I suspect that eradicating small pox was wrong. It played an important part in balancing ecosystems." John Davis, editor of Earth First! Journal

"We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood as well as in words and money." Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., in Foreign Affairs (July/August 1995)

"Today, America would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order. Tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the World Government." Dr. Henry Kissinger, Bilderberger Conference, Evians, France, 1991

"No one will enter the New World Order unless he or she will make a pledge to worship Lucifer. No one will enter the New Age unless he will take a Luciferian Initiation." David Spangler, Director of Planetary Initiative, United Nations

From Still Don't Believe in the New World Order?

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Ron Paul! Ron Paul! Ron Paul! Ron Paul!


Republican Ron Paul pulled in over $6M on Sunday beating the last record set for a 24 hour period - that by John Kerry with $5.57M in 2004.

CNN is right about him being a candidate with "the least face time in mainstream media." No one even wants to acknowledge him!

MSM is still saying that he is "low in the polls" but, Dr. Paul contends that the polls aren't accurate and he has a large following. I'm an analyst and I know how numbers can be manipulated so that people see what they want to see!

Dr. Paul was a little concerned (though not surprised) that MSM is placing more focus on how much MONEY he raises than on the policies that he proposes...
"It looks to me like money talks, and I like to say ideas talk ... [and that it's] my position on foreign policy and the monetary system that should have gotten the attention of the media."
That's right! It's too bad the focus is on MONEY but isn't it ALL about POWER, OIL and MONEY now?

With Dr. Paul's attitude, policies and integrity he can help get this country back to what it once was and the people behind Dr. Paul believe he can get it there too. As many are saying it's a Ron Paul rEVOLution!

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Are Our Folks in Washington Waking up?

Did they forget to take the pill in D.C.? You know the one.. The one that keeps you in la-la land all the time.

Well here's some good news and news that I hope that we can count on...

Seems Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul, among others, are questioning WHY H.R. 1955/S. 1959 would get passed in the House so overwhelmingly. Kucinich called it "H.R. 1984!" And they are asking their fellow senators if they really read it!

Maybe this crazy bill won't get passed after all! YEAH!

But I am not going to spend much time chatting about it here nor am I going to get too revved up yet.

You need to read this blog article written for 911blogger.com and all the accompanying links. It's a good read.


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Video: Lighten the Load with Jeff Dunham

I have had enough of the bad news for a while because it is all bad news out there. And maybe you have too...

So here's some more Jeff Dunham to lighten the load. This is a compilation video with many of his puppet buddies...

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Video: The War on Democracy

5-Stars! AWESOME video! Well-done and very 'eye-opening'! A must-see!


This from John Pilger who chronicles American government bullying tactics specifically in Central and South America. John shows us PNAC objectives in action as the U.S.G. systemically identifies countries that it 'wants' and then proceeds to dismantle them and put players in place who will belly up to the table with Washington D.C.

If you're still looking for terrorists outside U.S. borders you're looking in the wrong place!

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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Energy Bill Passed But is it a Good Thing?

The Senate overwhelmingly approved an energy bill on Thursday which will require auto makers to manufacture higher-mileage automobiles and consumers to use ethanol-based fuel over regular gasoline.

The Democrats opposed the bill and wanted oil companies to pay more taxes but they were over-ridden by the Republicans and the new energy bill swept in like a typhoon 86-8. Many said that the Democrats did not push hard enough. This bill mandates that these measures take place in 10 years.

Not only will this energy bill most likely put more Americans out of work in the auto industry (unless you build hybrid Toyota's or Honda's) but ethanol is untested in higher quantities and is currently only approved for a 10% mixture level to be blended with gasoline. Yet the new energy bill calls for blends of 30% ethanol.

Note that drawbacks of higher ethanol-based fuel is that vehicles need to be able to use it (duh), are harder to start in cold weather, have a reduced per tank mileage, and require more frequent oil changes using a special oil.

Five members of the Environment and Public Works Committee, Senator Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member, and Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Benjamin L. Cardin (D - MD), Bernard Sanders (I-VT), and Susan M. Collins (R - ME), all recognized the problem of increased ethanol without EPA approval and had written a letter to Bush requesting that he "carefully evaluate and respond to unintended public health and safety risks that could result from the increased use of ethanol as a ‘general purpose’ transportation fuel.”

The Senators point out that "there is little available data on the emission, air quality, public health, or safety impacts of mid-level ethanol." They are also concerned that higher levels of ethanol could lead to vehicle and equipment problems "on starting, durability, operation, performance, and operator safety, due to the degradation of critical components and safety devices."

Good points indeed and I hope that they receive a response!

Even with the concerns regarding vehicles and equipment there are still the issues about public health that need answers. It wouldn't be very surprising that, as government officials are pushing this as a remedy, in reality, they are opening up a dozen other problems...

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Cost of War in Jobs

At the Pentagon 100,000 pending furlough notices were sent to civilian military personnel Friday as money is sought and freed up to fund the cost of the war as demanded by Bush and company.

Notices also went to all U.S. Army command facilities and those overseas with civilian employees and contractors. U.S. Marine Corps commanders were put on alert that they could be affected within 3 months.

As the Democrats and Republicans continue to point fingers at each other and the Republicans blatantly stop everything that the Democrats attempt to do, things are a totally disaster in Washington D.C. Disarray abounds and is being felt in all sectors.

The sagging economy is affecting all facets of business and in the last two weeks 33,750 Americans have been given notice or are on the brink of being laid off and looking for work:

Washington Mutual (WaMu) 3300;
Bristol-Myers Squibb 4800;
Dow Chemical 1000;
Auto Industry 24,000+;
Bear Stearns 650.

Job Losses and Gains/Private Sector/50-99 Employees


Job Losses and Gains/Private Sector/1000+ Employees


Charts from Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Wexler's Call for Cheney Impeachment Hearings

Support Rep. Robert Wexler in gathering signatures to push for impeachment hearings for Dick Cheney. Go to WexlerWantsHearings.com and sign up.

"The charges are too serious to ignore. There is credible evidence that the Vice President abused the power of his office, and not only brought us into an unneccesary war but violated the civil liberties and privacy of American citizens. It is the constitutional duty of Congress to hold impeachment hearings."

Help Rep. Wexler help us get Cheney out of there!


Bush is next!!!!!

UPDATE: 50,000 signed up by 10:58 PM Central 12/15/07

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Global Carbon Tax


It is not enough to look to the right and left when crossing the street any more (as Mr. Bill surely has pointed out to us!). You have to look up and down and all around as things are coming at you from all sides.

The push for a Global Carbon Tax is moving full steam ahead and this does not bode well. This tax is based on 'global warming' and the need to do something about it. Of course the need is being pushed down to the people... A Harvard student had something to say about this.

Well, the 'global warming' phenomenon is nothing but a fear mongering tactic. What is occurring around the world is natural climate change and there is data and information that proves it.

Scientists are indignant that 'global warming' is being toted around without evidence of any such real event happening. More than 100 have already signed and sent a letter to the UN Secretary-General asking him what their scientific basis is for global warming and questioning the logic and formulas. Other letters have been written calling 'global warming' nothing but a swindle.

Will we be forced to pay a carbon tax - carbon being the 4th most abundant element in the universe - in order to live? Are we all being set up to become so disseminated financially and broken humanly that we literally become slaves to a one World Order without a whimper? All for a hoax?

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