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September 24, 2005

Get to Know Ben Marble, an Interview with the Guy Who Told Dick Cheney to Go Fuc* Himself. - "The guys with the guns were in the military, and then there were some police officers and then some plain clothes guys who I believe were the secret service guys. They detained me for fifteen or twenty minutes and they took the camera away from Jay."

US Northern Command and Hurricane Rita - President Bush is the Commander in Chief and what is unfolding at the Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs is the planning behind closed doors of a major military operation on US soil.

Is the bogus "war on terror" fading away to be replaced by the "war on porn?" - When the going gets rough and his poll numbers are dropping, George W. plays the fear card, also known as the "war on terra." To hear him tell it, there are "terrists" right here in the US of A who are planning heinous attacks on us and they must be hunted down and "smoked out," which is why the Federal Bureau of Investigation has launched an operation to find every creator and purveyor of adult pornography.

Calipari's widow says his slaying "cannot be allowed to become yet another of Italy's mysteries" - The decade of false-flag terrorism in Italy in the 1970s, clearly documented through various trials and parliamentary investigations, is attributed by most Italians to planned interference by foreign powers (mainly American) in tandem with opportunistic pro-American, home-grown national elements and various parties' that sold out to create a state of civil war and terror whereby the population would consent to a loss of civil rights and welcome the "shadow government" of powerful corporate, right-wing forces, friendly to American interests.

Iraq judge seeks arrest of freed British soldiers - An Iraqi judge has issued arrest warrants for two British undercover soldiers who were freed after a controversial British raid in the city of Basra, an Iraqi lawyer said on Saturday.

Puerto Rican Rebel Dies in FBI Shootout - A Puerto Rican nationalist leader wanted in the 1983 robbery of a Connecticut armored truck depot to finance his political movement was killed in a shootout with FBI agents, sources said.

New Reports Surface About Detainee Abuse - Two soldiers and an officer with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division have told a human rights organization of systemic detainee abuse and human rights violations at U.S. bases in Afghanistan and Iraq, recounting beatings, forced physical exertion and psychological torture of prisoners, the group said.

Taser defends giving stock options to police - Taser International gave potentially lucrative stock options to six police officers from 2001 to 2003, most of whom promoted Taser's stun guns and, in some cases, urged their cities to buy them.

Still Covering for Wal-Mart-ABC report has no space for critics - In an August 10 action alert, FAIR wondered if ABC's reporting on corporate giant Wal-Mart was improperly influenced by Wal-Mart's status as a major advertiser on the network's news programming. While ABC failed to answer FAIR's charges, a September 20 World News Tonight report on Wal-Mart's business practices in China once again suggests favoritism toward the network's sponsor.

US army plans to bulk-buy anthrax - THE US military wants to buy large quantities of anthrax, in a controversial move that is likely to raise questions over its commitment to treaties designed to limit the spread of biological weapons.

September 25, 2005

A Gusher Called Katrina - They Fix Oil Prices, Don't They?

Stealing the Moment - How Corporations Cashed in on Katrina - by Ralph Nader - After every national tragedy, large corporations move to cash in. They arrange for no-competitive bid contracts so that their cronyism can get them large government contracts awarded with few safeguards to prevent waste, fraud and abuse.

FBI agents paid to surf for deviant Internet porn - ...the new anti-obscenity squad, which will consist of eight agents, a supervisor, and assorted staff, will be responsible for accumulating evidence to use against those that produce and distribute criminally obscene content.

Bill Would Permit DNA Collection From All Those Arrested - Suspects arrested or detained by federal authorities could be forced to provide samples of their DNA that would be recorded in a central database under a provision of a Senate bill to expand government collection of personal data.

Israeli army given free rein in Gaza - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has ordered continuous military strikes on Palestinian resistance fighters in response to rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip.

War protesters take to US, UK streets - Protest organisers from the group Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (Answer) estimated the crowd peaked at 250,000 people, while police said attendance was probably closer to half that number.

NSA granted Net location-tracking patent - The National Security Agency has obtained a patent on a method of figuring out an Internet user's geographic location.

US forced to import bullets from Israel as troops use 250,000 for every rebel killed - US forces have fired so many bullets in Iraq and Afghanistan - an estimated 250,000 for every insurgent killed - that American ammunition-makers cannot keep up with demand. As a result the US is having to import supplies from Israel.

Another Day, Another Republican Under Investigation - Two federal agencies are investigating Senate Republican leader Bill Frist's sudden sale of all of his stock in the hospital-management company founded by his father

Group Lists 13 "Most Corrupt" in Congress - Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington says in its report that the 13 members, among them Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), might have violated a variety of congressional ethics rules.

Tobacco firms' subtle tactics lure smokers to their brand - Philip Morris and other cigarette giants take to subliminal style messages after cigarette advertising is banned

Cold-war device used to cause Katrina? - An Idaho weatherman says Japan's Yakuza mafia used a Russian-made electromagnetic generator to cause Hurricane Katrina in a bid to avenge itself for the Hiroshima atom bomb attack — and that this technology will soon be wielded again to hit another U.S. city.

Navy Secretly Contracted Jets Used by CIA - A branch of the U.S. Navy secretly contracted a 33-plane fleet that included two Gulfstream jets reportedly used to fly terror suspects to countries known to practice torture, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Beer, spirits up colon tumour risk - Beer and spirits drinkers face a higher risk of colorectal tumours, but wine drinkers may have a lower risk, says a report in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Armed and dangerous - Flipper the firing dolphin let loose by Katrina - It may be the oddest tale to emerge from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Armed dolphins, trained by the US military to shoot terrorists and pinpoint spies underwater, may be missing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Murdered Mother Not News? U.S. soldier shoots 56-year-old Iraqi woman to death in her home - Not a single member of the so-called mainstream media have bothered to report the murder of an Iraqi woman in her home.

September 26, 2005

China’s hidden trade in children - The motive is greed. Gangs of traffickers snatch the children to sell to childless couples in the prosperous cities of coastal China, where they will be passed off as "adopted".

Bush plea for cash to rebuild Iraq raises $600 - An extraordinary appeal to Americans from the Bush administration for money to help pay for the reconstruction of Iraq has raised only $600 (£337), The Observer has learnt.

More Ties Between David Boren and CIA Exposed -- It’s Not Just George Tenet - Boren’s favor to Tenet is what launched him on his career path to becoming CIA director, during the Clinton administration.

Guantánamo inmate says US told him to spy on al-Jazeera - The US military told an al-Jazeera cameraman being held at Guantánamo Bay that he would be released as long as he agreed to spy on journalists at the Arabic news channel, according to documents seen by the Guardian.

The Effects Of Fluoride On The Thyroid Gland - There is a daunting amount of research studies showing that the widely acclaimed benefits on fluoride dental health are more imagined than real.

The Amazing Truth About The Sun And Your Health - Shamefully, they don't tell you how good the sun is for you or how harmful the chemicals are they recommend using to "prevent cancer." In fact, sunscreen does not even protect you from the form of skin cancer called melanoma -- the deadly skin cancer but also the least common.

The Red Cross money pit - The national Red Cross reports it spent $111 million last year on fundraising alone.

Sheehan Arrested During Anti-War Protest - Sheehan and several dozen other protesters sat down on the sidewalk after marching along the pedestrian walkway on Pennsylvania Avenue. Police warned them three times that they were breaking the law by failing to move along, then began making arrests.

Activists Convicted in Bloody Flag Case - "That blood was already on the flag," Clare Grady testified. "We just made it visible."

Entire 101st Airborne Division Deploying to Iraq - This is just the 5th time in the history of the 101st that the entire division has been deployed all at once.

The FBI Murders a Legend - Assassination in Puerto Rico

Violence scars Iraqi children - Young boys run across a Baghdad garden firing plastic guns at each other in a timeless game enjoyed around the world. But in Iraq, pretending to kill each other is much more than child's play.

The Impending Cakewalk in Iran - The UN's nuclear watchdog agency, the IAEA, officially signed Iran's death-warrant yesterday. By passing a US-backed resolution that refers Iran's nuclear program to the Security Council, the member states have endorsed America's genocidal Middle East policy and paved the way for another war.

Tal Afar Residents Return to Ghost City, Razed Homes - No reporters were allowed into the town during the military operations except for the official Al-Iraqiya channel. Military units were given strict orders not to let reporters into the city under the pretext of protecting their personal safety.

Stairway to heaven - The race is on to build the first "space elevator" - long dismissed as science fiction - to carry people and materials into orbit along a cable thousands of miles long.

September 27, 2005

New Case Reveals Routine Abuse of Government Surveillance Powers - Cell Phones Used to Track Users Without Probable Cause

Hillary’s Brave New World of Internet Censorship - In short, the globalist elite (including Hillary Clinton) will determine what acceptable content is and will endeavor to erect a “gatekeeping function” because the medium is increasingly used to criticize government and organize against its habitual predation.

U.S. State Department "Suicide" Rate Climbing - State Department insiders are reporting another suicide of a State Department employee involved with Middle East policy.

German court declares Iraq war violated international law - Just a few weeks ago, a highly significant judicial decision was handed down by the German Federal Administrative Court but barely mentioned in the German media. With careful reasoning, the judges ruled that the assault launched by the United States and its allies against Iraq was a clear war of aggression that violated international law.

New Orleans: nothing to see here. - Well, we now have final confirmation that the horror stories about stabbings and rapes in the dome were fictitious.

Baghdad in the dark as power cuts continue to blight the city - Few failures in Iraq 30 months after the fall of Saddam Hussein infuriate Iraqis more than the continuing shortage of electricity.

Blair in secret Saudi mission - Tony Blair and John Reid, the defence secretary, have been holding secret talks with Saudi Arabia in pursuit of a huge arms deal worth up to £40bn, according to diplomatic sources. But the Saudis want the corruption investigation implicating the Saudi ruling family and BAE be dropped!

Special Report: Katrina/Rita Fallout Part One - Martial Law: Police State America - We're So Close Now

Rather was prevented by CBS (subsidiary of Viacom) from going after the GOP document doctorers - Rather says CBS wouldn't allow him to do a follow-up story on Bush's Texas Air National Guard (TANG) files.

Nun Terrorized by Terror Watch - "I got to the point I could hardly go to the airport, because I couldn't anticipate what would happen and I couldn't do anything,"

Sibel Edmonds v. Department of Justice: A Patriot Silenced, Fighting to Keep America Safe - The American Civil Liberties Union is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court's dismissal of the case of Sibel Edmonds, a former FBI translator who was fired in retaliation for reporting security breaches and possible espionage within the Bureau. Lower courts dismissed the case when former Attorney General John Ashcroft invoked the rarely used "state secrets" privilege.

The Roman Catholic Church of Corruption - A grand jury indicted the Philadelphia archdiocese in a 418-page report detailing rampant pedophilia and sexual abuse as well as decades of well planned, sinister cover-up orchestrated by two Philadelphia cardinals, (the late) John Krol and (recently retired) Anthony Bevilacqua. Krol was and Bevilacqua is an outspoken critic of homosexuality and civil rights for gay and lesbian Americans.

From a Cave in Afghanistan: It’s the al-Zarqawi Show - And that’s what the al-Zarqawi Show is all about—instilling fear and loathing in the hearts and minds of all Americans, or rather Americans gullible enough to take the bait. It’s part of the process to get us to surrender our rights and allow the state to militarize all facets of our society.

CFR Member Urges Domestic CIA - I believe they have come to the logical conclusion that for the police state to work without total civil war then it must posses a human face. The trend will now be: Authority that cares. This is the most logical way of putting the public to sleep while taking their liberties.

Second Reuters cameraman in Iraq held without charge - A second Iraqi journalist working for Reuters has been ordered detained indefinitely by a secret tribunal and the news agency demanded on Monday that he be released or given a chance to defend himself in open court.

America's Next Election Nightmare - In the 2000 presidential election we had Katherine Harris. In 2004 it was Kenneth Blackwell. And now a new horror show is about to play out in the troubled landscape of America’s dysfunctional democracy – yet another top state election official who also happens to be openly cheerleading for one side in a race for high office

September 28, 2005

Breton: Greenspan worried about deficit - "'We have lost control,' that was his expression," Breton told reporters after a bilateral meeting with Greenspan.

Is the U.S. creating cloud cover? - They call it Project Cloverleaf. At night, giant planes with no pilots roam the sky over the U.S. Instead of a mere vapor trail, they are filling the sky with unknown chemicals designed to darken the earth.

Wife and Friends of Slain 72-year-old Puerto Rican Independence Leader Claim FBI Agents Pulled-Off Another Waco or Ruby Ridge - Three hundred agents with sharp shooters surround an old man wearing a pacemaker then swarm his farmhouse, shooting a barrage of bullets and leaving him to die on the floor in a pool of blood without calling for medical help. These are the reports coming from the island, made by eye-witnesses, but not reported here by the doddling and inept American press, obviously again covering up for our ruthless government agencies

Last Man Out of WTC Possibly Slated for Mainstream Film Documentary - Irish film documentarian and recent Emmy winner pitching William Rodriguez to HBO and others for ground breaking 9/11 truth documentary.

US military intensifies campaign of intimidation prior to Iraqi referendum - The US-led occupation forces in Iraq are widening the campaign of repression being "No" in the October 15 referendum called to ratify a draft constitution.

Haiti and the Silent Voice of America - The mainstream media has maintained a uniformly constant voice when the topic of Haiti arises, which admittedly is not very often in these frantic post-Katrina, post-Rita days. Media agents appear to be simply reprinting State Department and UN press releases

Disappearing Antiwar Protests - Media shrug off mass movement against war

Special Report: Katrina/Rita Fallout Part Two - Martial Law: The Pretext Is Now Set

Access Denied: The Erosion of Freedom on the Internet. - These may be the good old days of free speech on the internet we see slipping through our fingers. "Freedom of speech does not exist, don't try to test it. They will come bust down your door - for real - point a gun to your head and pull the trigger if you refuse to comply."

Internet Thought Police - Continuing a long battle to curb what it considers a subversive information source - the Internet - China tightened its censorship of online news services and bulletin boards.

Lawyer says Hussein's rights have been violated - An international human rights lawyer who is among a group of lawyers trying to get official status to represent Saddam Hussein believes that the former Iraqi leader's legal rights have been trampled, even before his trial begins next month.

Reuters says U.S. troops obstruct reporting of Iraq - The conduct of U.S. troops in Iraq, including increasing detention and accidental shootings of journalists, is preventing full coverage of the war reaching the American public, Reuters said on Wednesday.

It doesn't take a weatherman - See those red fingers on the left of the radar? Now whose might those be?


Arrests made for murder with ties to Abramoff - Victim was involved in business dispute with lobbyist when he was killed.

Twenty-five Questions about the Murder of the Big Easy - The Mysteries of New Orleans

The Silent Coup - Over the past five years the relationship between government and industry has been transformed. Now, an assortment of K street Corporate shills write legislation, develop tax proposals, and formulate foreign policy, sometimes in their industry’s self-interest, sometimes at the behest of a few right wing ideologues in Congress or the Administration.

Oil could spark WWIII - Dr Doom - Hong Kong-based analyst Dr Marc Faber - better known as "Dr Doom" - says a tug of war over oil resources between the US and China could spark World War III.


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