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Archive for the Month of July, 2005.
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July 1, 2005

Governor Jesse Ventura Troubled By Official 9/11 Story - Now, how is it that these planes were able to be hijacked at half hour intervals, turned directly opposite the way they're supposed to be going and no bells went off, no emergency sirens went off, no fighter jets were scrambled? Just what the hell happened in that area of time?! And that's the part that troubles me about 9/11.

Public Extermination Project - A specifc public works project became "classified" following 911. This project, which has been on-going throughout the U.S., has lethal capabilities for innocent U.S. citizens.

The Nontaxpaying Affluent Grew by 15% in One Year - The chances of having a large income but not paying taxes on any of it are growing, according to the data, issued in the Internal Revenue Service's annual report to Congress on well-to-do Americans who live tax free. About one in every 436 high-income Americans paid no taxes in 2002, up from one in 531 in 2001 and one in 1,010 in 2000.

U.S. Won't Cede Control of Net Computers - The U.S. government will indefinitely retain oversight of the main computers that control traffic on the Internet, ignoring calls by some countries to turn the function over to an international body, a senior official said Thursday.

Midway through fiscal year, desertions from Army approach last year's total - Just six months into the government’s fiscal year, the Army was carrying almost the same number of deserters on its books as the service registered for all of 2004.

USA to unleash war on Iran? The informational preparation has already been launched - As the scandal about the alleged terrorist past of the Iranian president-elect grows up, it's becoming obvious that the world is witnessing a smear campaign not unlike those aimed at Milosevic and Hussein on the eve of the US-led aggressions against Yugoslavia in 1999 and Iraq in 2003.

Journalist killed after investigating US-backed death squads in Iraq - On June 24, Yasser Salihee, an Iraqi special correspondent for the news agency Knight Ridder, was killed by a single bullet to the head as he approached a checkpoint that had been thrown up near his home in western Baghdad by US and Iraqi troops. It is believed that the shot was fired by an American sniper. According to eyewitnesses, no warning shots were fired

Pentagon doles out up to $300 million for 'psyops' - "We would like to be able to use cutting-edge types of media," said Col. James Treadwell, director of the Joint Psychological Operations Support Element, a part of Tampa-based U.S. Special Operations Command. "If you want to influence someone, you have to touch their emotions."

China, Russia warn of world domination - Russia and China warned other nations Friday against attempts to dominate global affairs and interfere in the domestic issues of sovereign nations in what appeared to be a veiled expression of their irritation with U.S. policy.

The Vice Lords of the Replacement Economies - How the Drug War and the Prison-Industrial Complex connect in a vicious cycle of violence, vice, and profit

Chavez's 'citizen militias' on the march - Over recent months, the populist president has warned that the US may invade Venezuela or try to assassinate him. He has called for Venezuelans to join a new civil reserve defence force, which, it is claimed, numbers two million members.

Iraqi hospitals in the firing line - Disturbing evidence of how the US occupation forces are targeting medical workers

Republican Hypocrisy Revealed - STOP REPUBLICAN PEDOPHILIA

Global Warming Might Create Lopsided Planet - Extra precipitation expected as a result of global warming could create a lopsided world in which sea ice increases around the South Pole while the far north melts away.

July 2, 2005

Media Censorship - Hard enough to combat censorship in the corporate pres, but in some ways the "independent press" is just as bad. Indymedia, has been a gatekeeper of certain issues, depending on locality...

The High Cost of a Rush to Security - The money was spent in the name of improving security at the nation's airports: $1,180 for 20 gallons of Starbucks Coffee -- $3.69 a cup -- at the Santa Clara Marriott in California: $1,540 to rent 14 extension cords at $5 each per day for three weeks at the Wyndham Peaks Resort and Golden Door Spa in Telluride, Colo.

Canadian's Lawyers Blame U.S - Attorneys for Maher Arar said Thursday that Canadian criminal charges should be brought against U.S. agents responsible for spiriting the Canadian man in 2002 to Syria, where he was imprisoned and allegedly tortured for almost a year.

Big contributors to GOP reap big post-election rewards - From rewrites of the laws governing bankruptcy and class-action lawsuits to relief for oil, timber and tobacco interests, GOP supporters who gave millions of dollars last year are reaping decisions worth billions from a Congress with more Republicans.

Iraq UN ambassador says US Marines killed cousin - Iraq's U.N. ambassador accused U.S. Marines on Friday of firing at and killing his cousin in cold blood during a house raid near the western town of Haditha on June 25.

N.J. City Criticized for Homeless Lawsuit - The USA Patriot Act, in the name of fighting terrorism, allows the government to find out which books and Internet sites a person has seen. It lets investigators secretly search homes and monitor phone calls and e-mail. Now, officials in the wealthy New York City suburb of Summit are using the law to justify forcing homeless people to leave a train station...

Maniacs on Pedestals - Ever since the Constitution was ratified, what is now the national government of the United States has been brutally killing people. It began with George Washington's invasion of Pennsylvania to put down the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794, and has scarcely stopped for a day.

Lawsuit filed over 'near-terrorist' name - A Chicago-area man whose name in Arabic is as common as "John Smith" is suing the United States for detaining him at the border five times while returning home.

The Lobbyists' Scandal: The Secret World of Washington - Unsurprisingly, ever increasing numbers of them are former legislators. The revolving door is nothing new, but today it spins faster than ever. Congressmen and their aides become lobbyists, cashing in their contacts for seven-figure salaries

US misled UK over Iraq fire bombs - The government was asked yesterday to explain why the US failed to tell it the truth about use on Iraq of incendiary bombs, successors to the napalm used in Vietnam.

Rove Blew CIA Agent's Cover - Since I revealed the big scoop, I have had it reconfirmed by yet another highly authoritative source. Too many people know this. It should break wide open this week. I know Newsweek is working on an 'It's Rove!' story and will probably break it tomorrow.

Island paradise or torture chamber? - They claim it is one in a network of secret detention centres being operated by the Central Intelligence Agency to interrogate high-value terrorist suspects beyond the reach of American or international law.

Is That a Pool Cue in Corporate America's Pocket, or Are They Just Excited About the Supreme Court? - None of this should be a shock - as I have written before, the media regularly misses the real story about how Big Money runs the show in Washington, D.C. Reporters seem to prefer the fake storyline of "conservative" vs. "liberal" as opposed to the real storyline of "Big Money" vs. "Ordinary Americans."

When White Band Spells White Feather: How Glo-Bono-Phonies and Trojan Horse NGOs Sabotage the Struggle Against Neoliberalism - Bono labeled Blair/Brown the 'Lennon and McCartney of poverty reduction'. According to Quarmby, 'some groups involved in Make Poverty History were horrified. John Hilary, director of campaigns and policy at War on Want, was in the audience. "When Bono said that, many NGO leaders who were there put their heads in their hands and groaned It's a killer blow for us. To see the smiles on the faces of Gordon Brown and Tony Blair!

Top 100 Aids Inconsistencies - Any five of these 100 inconsistencies are grounds for a major overhaul of the Aids paradigm. They expose the misrepresentation, fraud, pseudo-science and hype that underpins the drugs and therapies used in Aids treatment today. The persistence of AIDS dogma is truly astonishing, in the face of so many specific scientific flaws

Mystery planes continue to circle over Lodi - For the most part, the planes are flying in continuous circles to the left, which could indicate that they're equipped with forward-looking infrared, known as FLIR.

July 3, 2005

'Down and Dirty' News And Dark Side Of Bush Family Taboo In Washington Press - Neo Con Thugs Intimidate Publisher To Pull Plug On Book Exposing Corruption And Treason Within The Administration

TSA Secretly Snoops on Passengers - If you flew in June of 2004 the Transportation Security Administration now has a file on you, amassing such passenger records as our names, phone numbers, and credit card info.

PRESIDENTIAL MANIC BEHAVIOR - When President Bush pranced before a crowd of captive soldiers last Tuesday at Fort Bragg he swaggered, smirked, gesticulated, glad-handed, grinned, and in many respects acted as though he had swallowed a handful of uppers before coming on-stage.

Live8 is an NWO Psyop - so is AIDS - Live8. There hasn't been anything like it since... well since the last Pharma-inspired major world PsyOp: the so-called SARS epidemic which 'raged' at exactly the time the U.S. wanted to turn eyes away from Iraq -and yet maintain the elevated sense of threat which the Iraq invasion had created.

One-On-One Interview With Ray McGovern, Former CIA Senior Analyst, Who Warns U.S. Headed Down A Fascist Road .... - "Now, think about it, America is under attack and they have to be thinking, ‘we need to get the President out for his own protection.’ Why would they let him remain unless they knew he was safe and actually knew what was going on?

ANTHRAX CASE: Justice Department Attempts To Silence Wife Of Bioweaponeer - Justice Department attempts to quash testimony by wife of bioweaponeer William Patrick III in STEVEN J. HATFILL, M.D. v. ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN ASHCROFT, THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE; THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (et al).

UK aid funds Iraqi torture units - British and American aid intended for Iraq's hard-pressed police service is being diverted to paramilitary commando units accused of widespread human rights abuses, including torture and extra-judicial killings.

Revealed: grim world of new Iraqi torture camps - These are not isolated cases. For what is extraordinary is the sense of impunity with which the torture, intimidation and murder is taking place. It is not just in Baghdad.

Watergate Again? Another break-in, more computers stolen at Democratic Headquarters in Ohio - Thieves targeted the Ohio Democratic Party Headquarters this week, stealing a computer and a high-tech communications gadget belonging to party chairman Denny White.

Oil 'will hit $100 by winter' - Worst-ever crisis looms, says analyst · Surging demand to keep prices high

Abducted imam aided CIA ally - Last month, Italian authorities charged 13 CIA operatives with kidnapping an Islamic cleric known as Abu Omar. Now former Albanian intelligence officials reveal that the imam was once an informant valued by the CIA.

Show your Independence on the 4th; Burn a Flag - It's odd that Congress would pass a bill banning flag burning on the same week that reports confirmed the US military used napalm in Iraq. Apparently, it's alright to incinerate Iraqis, but not okay to burn a 5'x7' piece of tri-colored cloth.

Now Charles Backs Coffee Cure For Cancer - Prince Charles gave an enthusiastic endorsement last week to the Gerson Therapy, which eschews chemotherapy in favour of 13 fruit juices a day, coffee enemas and weekly injections of vitamins.

Gitmo detainees defy U.S. soldiers: Report - Though in the past the U.S. authorities did admit to their being defiance from the prisoners and that they were disciplined, the released documents show the full extent of what exactly occurred.

NGO's and the Help that Hinders - NGO's real contribution is that they defuse political anger and dole out as aid or benevolence what people ought to have by right. NGOs alter the public psyche. They turn people into dependent victims and blunt political resistance.

July 4, 2005

Increase in the Number of Documents Classified by the Government - A record 15.6 million documents were classified last year, nearly double the number in 2001, according to the federal Information Security Oversight Office. Meanwhile, the declassification process, which made millions of historical documents available annually in the 1990's, has slowed to a relative crawl, from a high of 204 million pages in 1997 to just 28 million pages last year

Swiss ask US about death of citizen in Iraq - Switzerland has asked the United States for information on the death of a Swiss man in Baghdad, who was shot after his car was stopped by US soldiers.

Pliant American press behaving like Pravda in coverage of the U.S. president - If clear evidence emerged showing George W. Bush had written in his diary that he had lied to the American people to justify his invasion of Iraq, would the U.S. media even consider that a story?

CNN’s Hard News - Serving 0.0001% of America - If you want news…turn off your TV and look elsewhere. You want to live in a dream world where the most important thing you need to know is that some family way on the other side of our nation is suffering from a personal loss…CNN & FOX News are for you!

9/11 - ARE AMERICANS THE VICTIMS OF A HOAX? - The time has come to stop using the flag as a blindfold, to stop waving our guns and our gods at each other, to take a close look at the facts which have emerged from the attacks on the World Trade Towers and to recognize the very real possibility, indeed probability, that We The People are the victims of a gigantic and deadly hoax.

WHO IS THE US CONGRESS LISTENING TO? - They didn't listen to these people.


Libya: Africa's future not in G8 hands - Amid global calls to combat poverty in Africa, Libyan leader and host Muammar al-Qadhafi has urged African nations to stop "begging" at an African summit, attended by more than 50 leaders.

A World Without Bosses? - To anyone who has slogged through a wage-slave job or had a domineering boss, a collectively run cooperative sounds like a workers' paradise. It has no hierarchy and no supervisors because everyone is an owner. Everyone makes the same amount of money and everyone is responsible for making the business work. Everyone does all the jobs. No one gets summarily fired. Decisions are made by consensus. At the end of the year, some money goes to charity and some is invested back into the business. The rest of the profits, instead of enriching one or two individuals, are returned to all the worker-owners -- a rising tide lifting many boats

Put away the flags - We need to assert our allegiance to the human race and not to any one nation.

Iraq’s version of 4th of July - Iraq, the seat of a 6,000-year-old civilization, has been devastated, its infrastructure in rubbles, its historical artifacts looted, its people raped, tortured, and killed by the thousands. There is no electricity, no water, no food, no social services -- from healthcare to education -- no security, no civil harmony... In other words, the Iraqi people have no life.

Too Much TV May Hurt Kids' Learning - Too much TV-watching can harm children's ability to learn and even reduce their chances of getting a college degree, three new studies suggest in the latest effort to examine the effects of television on kids.

Ritalin-Aspartame-Chromosome Damage - Killing Kids For Money - What they should know about the aspartame connection

Conference accuses Israel of crimes against Palestinian kids - An international conference organized by the pro-child world movement, and currently held in Bethlehem city, accused Israel of committing heinous crimes against innocent Palestinian children, describing the policy Israel pursues as a blatant violation of human rights

Live 8 Concerts Beat The Drum For What? - Of course, poverty, contaminated water supplies, hunger, stolen agricultural lands---none of this will be eliminated.

Another liberal column. Right? - The mainstream media in this country are dominated by liberals. I was informed of this fact by Rush Limbaugh. And Thomas Sowell. And Ann Coulter. And Rich Lowry. And Bill O'Reilly. And William Safire. And Robert Novak. And William F. Buckley, Jr. And George Will.

Police force often the only hope for jobless Iraqis - Tawfiq Jamil hasn't worked since Saddam Hussein's government fell more than two years ago.

Gladio-Styled "Strategy of Tension" Spawning Islamic Terrorism? - Is it possible a new (or extended) version of Operation Gladio is currently at work in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East, endeavoring to convince us that Islam is “violent and dangerous—by helping make it so”?

Is your kid's name on the Pentagon's list? - The DOD began building an extensive data base of 30 million 16- to 25- year-olds, combining names with Social Security numbers, grade-point averages, height and weight, e-mail addresses and phone numbers.

THE REAL LOOTING OF IRAQ: The United States stands accused of the war crime of "pillage" - A major issue concerning America’s takeover of Iraq has gone totally unreported in relation to the rea looting of Iraq. This looting was not the looting of buildings in Baghdad carried out by mobs in April 2003, which received widespread media coverage. It was the major industrial-scale looting and stealing of Iraq’s resources, raw materials and technology carried out throughout 2003 and 2004 by international corporations and other entities. It went apparently either unnoticed or unreported by the media and was at least partly carried out as an official policy of the American occupation authorities and its new Iraqi puppet regime.

Iraqi police torture Iraqi citizens (in pictures) - I urge my fellow health professionals to join me and many others in reaffirming our ethical commitment to prevent torture; to clearly state that systematic torture, sanctioned by the government and aided and abetted by our own profession, is not acceptable.

July 5, 2005

Rebels ready to face prison over ID cards - Refuseniks will copy Australian tactics to foil scheme

Will Russia disappear as a great power? - Russia's population is shrinking. According to the Federal Service for State Statistics, the worst-case scenario will see just 77 million Russians left by the middle of the century, with 123 million at best.

Legal expert: Shawnee land claim not frivolous - “Unlike what was done to the Shawnee 150 years ago, the Tribe does not want to dispossess Ohioans of their lands,” Enyart wrote. “The Tribe remains interested in working with the state and local communities to help return the Eastern Shawnee to their homeland.”

The perils of colonial justice in Iraq - It is difficult to determine the precise number of US servicemen accused or convicted of unlawful killings during the war. A June 6 Associated Press article concluded that "since the Iraq war began, at least 10 US military personnel have been convicted of a wide array of charges stemming from the deaths of Iraqi civilians. But only one sentence has exceeded three years." Those 10 convictions do not reflect the dozens of investigations that have not produced court martials nor the large number of prosecutions that have led to acquittals.

Threats of Peak Oil to the Global Food Supply - Food is energy. And it takes energy to get food. These two facts, taken together, have always established the biological limits to the human population and always will

Vitamins to be Banned Worldwide... - "Big Pharma" won a major victory in Rome, Italy today. Vitamins and minerals, for over-the-counter sale will be phased out, almost completely, in every country on Planet Earth.

Baghdad Faces Brutal Heat With Less Power - In a toss-up between dodging bullets or staying indoors at night and sweating through Baghdad's stifling summer heat, Mohsin Mohammed and his family have opted to risk the bullets.

Afghanistan shattered by imperialism - Seventeen villagers were killed in a “precision” US bombing raid on Friday of last week. Not in Iraq, but in Afghanistan — a country that was “liberated” over three and half years ago.

Clinton bombing of Iraq far exceeded Bush's in run-up to war; Bush 'spikes of activity' questioned - The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq dropped far more bombs during the sunset of Bill Clinton’s presidency than under President George W. Bush in the run-up to war in Iraq, RAW STORY has found.


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