Samstag, 21. Oktober 2006

Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID

//www.thepeoplesvoice.org/cgi-bin/blogs/books.php/2006/10/21/p11677

High Court Allows Arizona to Enact New Voter ID Law

The Supreme Court cleared the way Friday for Arizona to enforce a new rule for next month's election that requires most voters to show proof of identification before casting a ballot. The ruling reverses one by the 9th Circuit. It is expected to benefit Republicans at the polls.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/102106Y.shtml

Republican Edge on Security Wanes as Elections Near

Republicans skillfully parlayed the threat of terrorism into victories in back-to-back elections. However, political analysts say the public's overall dissatisfaction with the Republican-controlled Congress and the Bush administration is diluting the once potent argument. The continuing carnage in Iraq and criticism from some Republican lawmakers about the conflict undercut the party's strong-on-security message.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/102106X.shtml

WTO-Gentechnikurteil könnte EU-Länder stärken

Das EU-Zulassungs-Moratorium sei nicht rechtens gewesen, eigenständige Risikoprüfungen und nationale Importverbote wären aber generell zulässig.

//www.telepolis.de/tp/r4/artikel/23/23795/1.html

Civil Liberties, Free Markets

//www.politicalgateway.com/cand.php?id=186&isid=973&page=issue

Flexing Our Muscles in Space

//www.nytimes.com/2006/10/21/opinion/21sat1.html?ex=1162094400&en=afce4cca1ac104fa&ei=5070&emc=eta1


Informant: lwirbel

URGENT: MASS SHELTER ORDERED TO KILL ALL DOGS OVER TAXES WASTED ON FOOD - PHONE CALLS NEEDED!

A message from NANCY

Original Message

Message: MASS.SHELTER ORDERED TO KILL ALL DOGS OVER TAXES WASTED ON DOG FOOD!!! HELP PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!

MORE THAN URGENT -- PLEASE READ AND HELP!!!! PLEASE ! YOU ALL THAT LIVE IN UJSA - PLEASE. THOSE THAT LIVE ABROAD SPREAD THIS IN ALL GROUPS, CPOST, SHARE, BLOG, .... DO HELP !!!!!!


Hi there,

You have received a message from colleen: Original Message:

LETS DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS --- GO WARRIORS 9:48 AM MASS. SHELTER ORDERED TO KILL ALL DOGS OVER TAXES WASTED ON DOG FOOD! Thursday, 7:03 PM Ok folks, you don't have to be in rescue to help on this one. You don't even have to be a dog lover ...... just someone with a wee bit of compassion to a living creature.

One woman complains that keeping the dogs too long means dog food which is a "waste of taxpayers money"!! One person, not half the damn town. Who is this person, and what kind of pull do they have that can get these lives ended on just a complaint?

Please, take a few moments to call. I am unsure if they have an answering machine or not, but it's worth a try tonight. If not, start first thing in the morning. Ashburnham, MA Town Hall 978-827-4104

If you are outside the US., or do not have free long distance, please, take a moment to post this to not only your entire address book, but also all your friends on myspace, Yahoo groups, as well as other groups that I don't even know of. Remember, this is in MA which means EST, 3 hours ahead of the west coast. This is the most moronic reason to take the lives of precious animals that I have ever heard of and I cannot believe the town manager would condone this.

Speak up for those who have no voice!

Kathie Sullivan-Parkes

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

You don't have to live in Ashburnham, MA to complain about this - only a dog lover! Please STOP this ridiculous order! Permission to spread this far and wide!

Vote Rigging Admission by Programmer

Watch the video testimony from a Florida programer wherein he describes, in a court of law, how he was asked to write software that would hack an election:

//justanotherblowback.blogspot.com/2006/10/rigged-usa-elections-exposed.html

Do you still wonder why things "stay the course" even when "Public Opinion" does not agree with the Agenda? If you can`t vote them out, things cannot change... how clear must a fact be?

Remember (if it truely makes a difference to the average individual) this was all "under oath" in a court of Law!


Wilford Bates

Ozone layer hole 'bigger than North America'

Sat 21 Oct 2006

ALEX MASSIE IN WASHINGTON

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THE hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica has grown to the biggest recorded size - larger than the North American continent - say NASA scientists, who yesterday released dramatic images documenting its changes.

The hole is a region where there is severe depletion of the layer of ozone - a form of oxygen - in the upper atmosphere that protects life by blocking ultraviolet rays from the sun. Scientists say made-man gases such as bromine and chlorine cause the hole by damaging the layer.

Paul Newman, atmospheric scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre in Greenbelt, Maryland, said: "From September 21 to 30, the average area of the ozone hole was the largest ever observed, at 10.6 million square miles."

The increased size of the hole was blamed on unusual weather patterns. If the stratospheric weather conditions had been normal, the ozone hole would be expected to reach about 8.9 to 9.3 million square miles.

However, colder temperatures result in larger and deeper ozone holes, while warmer temperatures lead to smaller ones.

And this year, the lower stratosphere was about nine degrees Celsius cooler than average. In addition to the vast area covered by the hole, what ozone there is in the skies above Antarctica is thinner than usual this year.

The ozone hole is considered to be the area with total column ozone below
220 "Dobson Units". A reading of 100 Dobson Units means that if all the ozone in the air above a point were brought down to sea-level pressure and cooled to freezing, it would form a layer 1cm thick. A reading of 250 Dobson Units translates to a layer about 2.5cm thick (about an inch).

Satellite measurements observed a low reading of 85 Dobson units of ozone earlier this month. In July, by contrast, the ozone layer had a thickness of 300 Dobson units.

"These numbers mean the ozone is virtually gone in this layer of the atmosphere," said David Hofmann, the director of the global monitoring division at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Earth System Research Laboratory. "The depleted layer has an unusual vertical extent this year, so it appears the 2006 ozone hole will go down as a record-setter."

However, despite the dramatic size of the hole, the long-term prognosis for the ozone layer is healthy.

While there are and will continue to be year-to-year variations in the extent of its coverage, scientists expect a slow but complete recovery by the year 2065.

"I don't think there's a risk of the ozone hole growing and destroying the world," said Ken Caldeira, of the Carnegie Institution of Washington's department of global ecology.

Although CFCs and other dangerous gases that damage the ozone layer can linger in the atmosphere for as long as two generations, the amount of such damaging gases released into the atmosphere peaked in 1995 and has been declining ever since.

This means that, in theory, the ozone layer will have a chance to recover, although at an extremely slow and gradual pace for the next decade. Scientists expect the hole to reduce by just 0.1 to 0.2 per cent a year for the next ten years, before bouncing back more swiftly in later years. NASA also reported that ice was melting in Greenland more quickly than it was being replaced and more rapidly than scientists had believed.

"The results show a dramatic speed-up in the rate of ice-mass loss since the 1990s," said NASA researcher Jay Zwally. "A very large change in a very short time."

In a report published in Science magazine, researchers concluded that Greenland has lost 41 cubic miles of ice along its coast and gained only
14 miles from snowfall in its interior. Sea levels would rise 20ft if Greenland's icecap melted totally. Invisible barrier that protects planet from harmful solar rays

OZONE forms a protective layer high in the Earth's atmosphere, helping to reflect harmful rays from the sun.

Particles of ozone normally exist at levels of about 10 parts per million in a layer between nine to 30 miles above the ground.

However without this thin protective barrier virtually all forms of life from penguins to plants would be affected by ultraviolet radiation, which can cause skin cancer in humans and generally damages DNA, the fundamental building block of life.

Normally, there is a natural cycle of creation and destruction of ozone, a pale-blue gas with a pungent odour, but pollution can adversely effect this process. Warm temperatures on the ground tend to mean colder temperatures in the upper atmosphere, which exacerbates the problem.

Many of the ozone-damaging CFCs - once commonly used in refrigeration, air conditioning and industrial cleaning - were banned in 1985 by the Vienna Convention and in 1987 by the Montreal Protocol.

Related topic

* Climate change //news.scotsman.com/topics.cfm?tid=52


Informant: binstock

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Ozone Hole, Double Record Breaker

NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists report this year's ozone hole in the polar region of the Southern Hemisphere has broken records for area and depth.

//www.truthout.org/issues_06/102306EC.shtml

Militias Seize Control of Iraqi City as Violence Rapidly Escalates

Hundreds of militiamen linked to the Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr battled local police and members of a rival Shiite militia in the southeastern city of Amara on Friday, destroying police stations, seizing control of entire neighborhoods and detonating bombs that sent thick pillars of black smoke into the sky.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/102106Z.shtml

Coleman is knee-deep in global-warming fray

//www.startribune.com/587/story/757066.html


Informant: binstock

Chemicals cause changes in fish and raise concerns for humans

//www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/sun/2006/oct/20/566640420.html


Informant: binstock

U.S. Plan for New Nuclear Weapons Advances

//www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/19/AR2006101901863_pf.html


Informant: Kev Hall

Anger over plans for new phone mast

PETER WALSH

21 October 2006 10:53

A granddad has hit out at plans for a mobile phone mast being installed in woods near to a venue used by youth groups and sports teams.

Telecommunications giant 3, formerly Hutchison 3G, has applied to Broadland District Council for prior approval for a 22.5-metre mast on land near to the Fitzmaurice Pavilion, off Pound Lane, Thorpe.

Thorpe St Andrew Parish Council has not lodged any objections to the plans, but families - unhappy that children and sporting teams will be playing in the shadow of the mast, which also includes three antennae, dish antennae, and radio equipment housing - are opposed to it.

Bob Carman, 70, a retired prison officer who lives with his wife Pamela in nearby Eastern Crescent, Thorpe St Andrew, said he would be objecting to the plans.

“It's a 22.5metre mast and it's going to be a very ugly site and will spoil the immediate surrounding environment,” he said.

“There's an awful lot of houses in the area and it will possibly devalue properties.”

Mr Carman, who has four children and 10 grandchildren, said the site was also next to a leisure area used by dog walkers as well as youngsters.

“The potential health risks haven't been proved or disproved but is the council willing to gamble with the future of people living in Thorpe St Andrew? Thorpe St Andrew High School is only a couple of hundred metres away and they are now building the new school on Dussindale Drive, and there's also a school up Hillside.”

Mr Carman said he would be writing to the council to let them know his views and would be supporting neighbours in a campaign against it.

The Evening News has fought against the installation of mobile phone masts near homes and schools until it is proved they are safe through our Put Masts on Hold campaign. Dr Ian Gibson, Norwich North MP, a supporter of the campaign, urged people to object to plans for the mast.

“I think there's no guarantee that young people will not be subjected to radiation from these masts. There's no question they're safe because they're not,” he said.

William Comery, corporate affairs manager for South East Ericsson the company installing the mast on behalf of 3, said nine locations were looked at but the proposed site was chosen because it was thought it would “cause the least disturbance to the environment and community” and would be screened by trees.

Are you battling a mobile phone mast application where you live? Telephone Evening News reporter
Peter Walsh on 01603 772439 or
e-mail peter.walsh(at)archant.co.uk

Copyright © 2006 Archant Regional. All rights reserved.

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Help Promote The EARLY VOTE Protection Movement

Help Organize The EARLY VOTE Movement To Protect Our Registrations

Here is an action page to organize your friends to early vote and to report any problems you experience to give legal activists the evidence to take action and DO something about it.

ACTION PAGE: //www.peaceteam.net/earlyvote.php

We are already hearing reports of secret purging of the Democratic voter rolls in various states, just the way we know for a FACT things like this happened in the last couple elections. At least some of these rumors are most certainly true. The problem is, if we wait until election day to move proactively to head off such things it will be that much harder to overturn or reverse them. The question is, what can we DO to prevent such wrongdoing BEFORE we have all the evidence. To head it off at the pass, so to speak.

The answer is to get AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE to early vote, to test the integrity of our voting system.

Then, if there are purging issues revealed in particular states, we need everyone to come to this page and submit a problem report that we can refer to legal activists to build the case that will give them the evidence to do something about it. This is something we must do anyway, lest we become a victim to a repeat of other vote suppression schemes which have employed underallocation of voting machines, shortages of provisional ballots, polls that aren't open on time, and on and on.

We CANNOT wait until election day and cross our fingers that there will not be even more dirty tricks than last time. The recent primary elections in places like Maryland have already demonstrated that electoral train wrecks are more likely than not in some jurisdictions. But if we early vote in massive numbers we can ameliorate most of the problems we know we can expect. It is easier in all cases, you will wait LESS time in line, and you can be sure you at least had a chance to vote.

It is sheer lunacy to wait until election day on the HOPE that all will go well, when every indicator is that certain partisan secretaries of state have it planned to not go well.

We need student groups to organize their campuses to carpool their friends to the appropriate election offices.

We need community activists to carpool as many of their neighbors as possible to vote NOW, and not face possibly longer lines on election day itself.

Especially if we are hoping for a large turnout, we must do these things to protect our vote.

Bookmark this special one click action page which will allow you to report and make a record of any problems you have experienced with your voting registration when you try to early vote. Be sure to bring all possible identification with you, and if you experience any problems at all, please immediately return to this page and submit your activist report. Then if want to also report your experience to your daily local newspaper, you can select that additional recipient option below.

ACTION PAGE: //www.peaceteam.net/earlyvote.php

Also use this page to help organize all your friends to get out and early vote. If you enter the email addresses of all your friends, they will get the text of this alert with the subject "Join Me In Early Voting."

Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed to be ours.

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U.S. Marines Vid of Ammo Dump: Tactical Nukes?

//justanotherblowback.blogspot.com/2006/10/us-marines-vid-of-ammo-dump-tactical.html


Informant: Eric Stewart

OHIO LAWSUIT TO REINSTATE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PURGED DEMOCRATIC VOTERS

By Rob Kall
OpEdNews.com
October 18, 2006

//www.opednews.com/articles/genera_rob_kall_061018_ohio_lawsuit_to_rein.htm

Ohio voting rights activist and attorney, Bob Fitrakis, says the Ohio elections may have already been won, responding to reports of massive voter purges in Democratic precincts.

Dr. Fitrakis, told OpEdNews, "Essentially, by purging these rolls, the Republicans, by shrinking the electorate, have already won in Ohio. If they can't win, which is what the polls show among registered voters, the way to win is to use their nuclear option -- to target black voters, young voters and the working poor -- by purging them so they can't vote.

Reports indicate that starting as early as shortly after the 2004 presidential elections, but particularly recently, hundreds of thousands of voters -- mostly urban apartment dwellers (likely black) and students -- who are primarily Democratic -- were sent notifications that they would be purged from the eligible voter lists if they did not respond the letter. But, reportedly, the letter was designed to be easily overlooked, perhaps treated as junk mail. Failure to send in a response caused the voter to be removed from the voting roll.

Fitrakis observes, "They aren't challenging voter eligibility in Republican areas. This is coming from the republican party. They're not targeting their own base.

"If it follows the pattern from 2004, they will have purged heavily Democratic areas.THey will challenge high performance democratic precincts."

According to Fitrakis, HAVA, the Help America Vote Act, requires centrally maintained voter records, which would probably have been kept by secretary of state Ken Blackwell. Fitrack theorizes, that the voter records were "probably purged from the secretary of state's office, because HAVA mandates a centrally located database. But the letters would have gone out from the separate county boards of election."

This is part of the challenge. It may be necessary to actually deal with each of the 88 counties.

Fitrakis says, "We're up against 88 county prosecutors. That's what they've been doing for two years. it's been killing us. They say we have to get the records from the county -- you literally have to fax phone or show up to literally demand these records."

OpEdNews asked Bob Fitrakis, "What can be done?" "What can voting integrity activists do?" What can the Democratic party do?

Fitrakis replied, "We're going to try desperately to get to the bottom of this and try on Friday to get an injunction -- Monday, at the latest.

We asked, "Is there any chance that this can be turned around."

"Yes, a federal judge can issue an order to reinstate all the purged voters." says Fitrakis.

What can readers and activists do to help? They can tell the DNC, tell the Ohio state democratic party to either file a suit separately or in cooperation with Fitrakis and the ongoing suit he's had filed since the 2004 election.

Fitrakis says, ""Put pressure on the democrats to bring suit.

"I would urge the DNC -- the party can't let this stand. They could proceed to Federal court and argue that this is a civil rights case -- against blacks and young people. They could file their own suit. They could join our suit. There are a lot of ways they could do it procedurally. They could intervene as an independent party. They could join our lawsuit I would welcome any action by them.

"They have to realize the election might have been decided by these purges. My book, that I wrote with Harvey Wasserman, reported that in 2004, the only reason the race was even close was because of the purging done in 2004 in the Democratic counties.

"When we go, we'll ask for an injunction, amending this to our existing, arguing that this irreparable harm to the civil rights of hundreds of thousands of Ohio voters, that they're being targeted because of their race and age."

According to Fitrakis, the letters were sent out and purges timed, so voters could not get their voting eligibility status reinstated, because the voting registration period just ended. Worse, there was no reason to purge the voters, which is usually reserved for people who have died or moved out of state. They should have been moved to inactive status.

Fitrakis explained, "They were probably purged because they moved. If they were registered to vote, they were eligible to vote simply by going to the board of election. They should have been moved to inactive status. There was no reason to purge these people."

We suspect it's probably going on a number of other battleground states. Fitrakis speculated.

There are considerable costs in filing suit and serving papers and subpoenas. If you want to support Fitrakis' courageous efforts, donations can be submitted at freepress.org then click on the election protection project.

Another way YOU might be able to make a difference is to ask your local daily paper and your legislators to push for investigation of these abuses of democracy.

Contact your favorite national media anchors (Dobbs, Olbermann) talk show hosts -- Hartmann, Rhodes, Shultz, Franken...

Click here to contact your local newspaper or congress people:
//www.usalone.net/cgi-bin/oen.cgi?qnum=996

Click here to see the most recent messages sent to congressional reps and local newspapers:
//www.usalone.net/cgi-bin/transparency.cgi?qnum=oen996


Rob Kall is executive editor and publisher of OpEdNews.com, President of Futurehealth, Inc, and organizer of several conferences, including StoryCon, the Summit Meeting on the Art, Science and Application of Story and The Winter Brain Meeting on neurofeedback, biofeedback, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology. He is a frequent Speaker on Politics, The art, science and power of story, Positive Psychology, Stress, Biofeedback and a wide range of subjects.


Informant: NHNE



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Fear is the real detonator

//www.ufppc.org/content/view/5212/


Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

Scientists take step closer to making invisible cloak a reality

THE GUARDIAN yesterday (Friday, Oct. 20, 2006) carried an article on a new breakthrough in military technology: "Now you see him . . . scientists take step closer to making invisible cloak a reality" by Ian Sample, Science Correspondent.

To highlight two points I found of particular interest:

(1) "The test involved firing a beam of microwaves at the object, the same radiation used for radar."

(2) Dr Ulf Leonhardt's observation that "'This technology is extremely versatile. If you wanted to concentrate electromagnetic waves in one place, you could do that. If you wanted to shield something from electromagentic pulses you could do that too. Invisibility is just the tip of the iceberg.'"

And of course this military scientific breakthrough in microwave use points up yet another time the intertwining--if not merging--of military and non-military/civilian when it comes to sourcing/pointing an acccusing finger at who is responsible for our adverse bio-effects to electromagnetic radiation.

Best, Imelda, Cork


Entire article is pasted in below

Now you see him ... scientists take step closer to making invisible cloak a reality

· UK-US team makes object 'effectively disappear' · Technology could allow vehicles to escape radar

Ian Sample,
science correspondent
Friday October 20, 2006
The Guardian

It won't help you sneak around Hogwarts without being seen or let you stalk the USS Enterprise just yet, but scientists have unveiled the world's first cloaking device, using technology designed to make solid objects vanish from sight. Cloaking devices are keenly awaited and coveted by the military, which believes they will usher in a new age of stealth technology by hiding planes and other vehicles from radar. More advanced versions could ultimately be good enough to make objects or people invisible to onlookers.

The prototype was built and demonstrated in America by a team of US and British scientists only five months after proving it was theoretically possible to pull off the most famous of optical illusions, without breaking the laws of physics.

The device works on the principle that an object vanishes from sight if light rays striking it are not reflected as usual, but forced to flow around it and carry on, as if it was not there. To make cloaks, scientists developed "metamaterials", meticulously patterned thin metal sheets that can bend light in precisely the right way.

In the demonstration, scientists showed that a small object surrounded by rings of metamaterials in effect disappeared.

The test involved firing a beam of microwaves at the object, the same radiation used for radar.

Normally the beam would penetrate and bounce off the rings, but measurements showed the waves split and flowed around the centre. "The wave's movement is similar to river water flowing around a smooth rock," said David Schurig, a scientist at Duke University who helped conduct the experiments.

At present, although the angular lines of stealth bombers make them hard to spot on radar screens, they can leave a "shadow" that gives away their position. The military hopes that cloaking devices could render them almost completely invisible.

Sir John Pendry, the theoretical physicist at Imperial College London, who developed the idea, said cloaking devices to hide vehicles from radar were only a matter of years away.

"It's already been quite an achievement designing this cloak, but next we want to develop a thin skin that can cloak a plane without interfering with the aerodynamics. If you wanted to cloak something big and clunky like a tank, that's feasible in the medium term," he said.

A cloaking device that makes objects invisible to the eye is a tougher prospect.

Radar waves are about 3cm long and to cloak objects from them, metamaterials need to be designed with features a few millimetres across. Visible light waves are far shorter - less than one thousandth of a millimetre - meaning a cloaking device would need metamaterials with much finer features to bend light properly.

"It's not yet clear that you're going to get the invisibility that everyone thinks about with Harry Potter's cloak or the Star Trek cloaking device," said David Smith, who led the experiments at Duke University.

While scientists have high hopes for invisibility devices, they are less optimistic they will ever be able to challenge Harry Potter's stealth garment. "Our device is more an invisibility shed than an invisibility cloak," said Prof Pendry, whose research appears today in the journal Science.

Scientists praised the work yesterday. "This is the first practical demonstration of something close to a cloaking device and that is highly impressive," said Ulf Leonhardt, a theoretical physicist at St Andrews University. "It's a dream to be able to see and not be seen that runs far back through history. Vision is our basic sense, and invisibility is an optical illusion that's incredibly powerful and fascinating."

Dr Leonhardt said the technology behind cloaking devices was so powerful it would quickly be picked up by other scientists and used in other ways.

"This technology is extremely versatile. If you wanted to concentrate electromagnetic waves in one place, you could do that," he said. "If you wanted to shield something from electromagnetic pulses you could do that too. Invisibility is just the tip of the iceberg."

Vanishing acts

The dream of invisibility has enthralled people for millennia, stretching from Perseus's ancient encounter with Medusa to Harry Potter via the Romulans, James Bond and the half-hearted attempt by Predator in the eponymous film starring the governor of California.

In fiction, caps, rings, cloaks or dubious injections are invoked to help a character disappear without trace, in the case of the Paul Verhoeven film The Hollow Man, organ by organ, and in the case of the German tarnkappes (magical caps), by hordes of dwarves at a time.

Most recently Harry Potter was able to disappear under an enchanted cloak.

But in some cases at least, where fiction leads, fact has tried to follow. The invisible woman became so by bending light around herself, the same concept used in the rudimentary cloaking devices being built today. If light is bent around an object instead of bouncing off it, an onlooker will see nothing.

In the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams extended the desire for invisibility from people to problems, with the "Somebody else's problem field", which banishes worries by rendering objects inside it someone else's concern.

Padilla Was Drugged, Threatened by Authorities, His Lawyers Say

Lawyers for accused terrorism supporter Jose Padilla say U.S. authorities drugged him with LSD or PCP, filled his cell with ``noxious fumes'' and threatened to slash him with a knife while he was being held without charges.

//tinyurl.com/ykwa5s


From Information Clearing House



//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Padilla

Fear-mongers running rampant

Most elected federal-officials think "we the people" do not need the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Why? We have a president who, with a signing statement, declares the laws of the land do not apply to him. How can this happen?

//tinyurl.com/yeq2xl


From Information Clearing House

Congress' shameful retreat from American values

None of the men and women who voted for this bill has any right to speak in public about the rule of law anymore, or to take a high moral view of the Third Reich, or to wax poetic about the American Ideal. Mark their names.

//www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-0610040035oct04,1,2100411.column


From Information Clearing House



//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=military+commission+act

Congress to courts: get out of the war on terror

The military commission bill, which President Bush signed into law on Tuesday, most of the press and the professional punditry missed the big story. In the struggle for power between the three branches of government, it is not the presidency that "won." Instead, it is the judiciary that lost.

//www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110009113


From Information Clearing House



//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=military+commission+act

Court Told It Lacks Power in Detainee Cases

The administration has formally notified the U.S. District Court here that it no longer has jurisdiction to consider hundreds of habeas corpus petitions filed by inmates at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15363.htm



//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=habeas+corpus

The International Committee of the Red Cross "concerned" over US anti-terrorism law

The president of Swiss-run humanitarian body, Jakob Kellenberger, said that there were questions over its compliance with the Geneva Conventions on the conduct of war.

//www.swissinfo.org/eng/swissinfo.html?siteSect=105&sid=7179717


From Information Clearing House

Operation Because We Can

For 27 years, the most powerful nation in the world has found it impossible to share the Western Hemisphere with one of its poorest and weakest neighbors, Nicaragua, if the country's leader was not in love with capitalism.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15367.htm

CIA approached terrorism trial defendant about job as spy

A former university professor charged with plotting to bankroll Hamas terrorists was once asked by the Central Intelligence Agency if he wanted a job as a spy, his attorney told a jury Thursday.

//www.belleville.com/mld/belleville/news/politics/15800916.htm


From Information Clearing House

Seven in Ten Americans Favor Congressional Candidates Who Will Pursue a Major Change in Foreign Policy

U.S. Public Wants Less Emphasis on Military Force, More on Working Through U.N. A Majority Supports Direct Talks with North Korea and Iran.

//tinyurl.com/tmr2g


From Information Clearing House

Ultimately, the U.S. will Attack

Attacking will not provide a fundamental solution to the (nuclear) problem...only delay it. In order to bring about a halt to the nuclear program, there has to be a regime change (that) can take place...in less time than it takes the regime of the ayatollahs to obtain nuclear weapons."

//www.infoisrael.net/cgi-local/text.pl?source=4/b/iv/181020061


From Information Clearing House

US might consider Iran strike

With North Korea threatening more nuclear weapons tests, officials in Washington have placed the option of a military attack back on the table as they consider ways to prevent Iran from developing atomic weapons, experts say.

//tinyurl.com/u2jb2


From Information Clearing House

White House Resists Major Course Change in Iraq

President Bush will resist election-year pressure for a major shift in strategy in Iraq, the White House said on Friday, despite growing doubts among Americans and anxiety over the war among Republican lawmakers.

//tinyurl.com/y639nm


From Information Clearing House

Are You Afraid?

Watch his haunting observational film that explodes the myth around the claims that the Iraqis are preparing to take control of their own country. Contains some strong language. Flash presentation.

//www.guardian.co.uk/video/page/0,,1927660,00.html


From Information Clearing House

Hospitals now a battleground in the bloody civil war

Iraqi hospitals are dangerous places. Policemen and soldiers carry their wounded comrades into operating theatres and demand immediate treatment, forcing doctors at gunpoint to abandon operations on civilians before they are completed.

//comment.independent.co.uk/commentators/article1904932.ece


From Information Clearing House

Iraq 'hiding true casualty figures'

THE Iraqi Government has told medical authorities not to reveal to the UN the true extent of civilian casualties in the country's conflict, French newspaper Le Monde said today.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15361.htm

Medics beg for help as Iraqis die needlessly

By Jeremy Laurance

Half of all deaths preventable, say country's medics Reconstruction seen as disaster More than 2,000 doctors and nurses are killed 18,000 more leave the nationEven the most basic treatments are lacking.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15368.htm

Amnesty International USA Holds Ninth Annual National Weekend of Faith in Action on the Death Penalty

//www.commondreams.org/news2006/1020-02.htm

Voters are Ready to Reject Republicans

//www.commondreams.org/views06/1020-29.htm

Nation's Leaders Mislead Youth by Preaching Peace, Practicing War

//www.commondreams.org/views06/1020-25.htm

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Nation's Leaders Mislead Youth by Preaching Peace, Practicing War

"God forgive me," pleads David Cook, "should I ever truly understand how presidents Clinton and Bush are able to mouth the hollow words about protecting children ("We must ... teach them to express their anger and resolve their conflicts with words, not weapons.") and then, hours later, give the damnable blessing for military movements that kill other people's children. This is madness, and it is the hell-bent delusion of violence that allows the president of the United States to stand up before a crowded room of parents, reporters and survivors and announce his intentions to better protect American schoolchildren, and then, before the same day's sun sets, continue to sit on a war that has killed more than half-a-million souls. And a nation of 300 million barely opens its mouth."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/102206G.shtml

Law Legalizes Shameful Treatment

//www.commondreams.org/views06/1020-21.htm



//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Military+Commissions+Act

Will a Coup Unravel Iraq?

//www.commondreams.org/views06/1020-24.htm

Hillary Hits Bottom

//www.commondreams.org/views06/1020-20.htm



//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Hillary

We've Lost Battle for Baghdad, US Admits

//www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1020-02.htm

United States Numb to Iraq Troop Deaths

//www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1020-07.htm

UN: 914,000 Have Fled Homes in Iraq

//www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1020-08.htm

Mailed Diebold Disks Raise Voting Machine Fears

//www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1020-09.htm

Climate Change 'Will Cause Refugee Crisis'

//www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1020-05.htm

US Public Wants "New Approach" on Foreign Policy

//www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1020-06.htm

Military Commissions Act of 2006: Our Grandchildren are Going to Hate Us

//www.apfn.org/apfn/MCA-2006.htm
//news.google.com/news?ie=utf8&oe=utf8&persist=1&hl=en&client=google&ncl=//thesouthend.typepad.com/tsenews/2006/10/military_commis.html
//news.google.com/news?ie=utf8&oe=utf8&persist=1&hl=en&client=google&ncl=//www.thepeoplesvoice.org/cgi-bin/blogs/voices.php/2006/10/21/us_military_commissions_act_of_2006_is_a
//news.google.com/news?ie=utf8&oe=utf8&persist=1&hl=en&client=google&ncl=//www.pantagraph.com/articles/2006/10/21/opinion/letters/120206.txt

Google News Alert for: Military Commissions Act of 2006

Military Commissions Act backfires on accused US officials BTC News - USA If a German court agrees to file war crimes charges against Donald Rumsfeld, he can blame the Military Commissions Act of 2006. ... //www.btcnews.com/btcnews/1518

Elliot Cohen: Would A Dictator Graciously Relinquish Power? BuzzFlash - Chicago,IL,USA ... For example, the Military Commissions Act (PDF) permits the president to declare American ... in the form of the Terrorist Surveillance Act of 2006 before the ... //www.buzzflash.com/articles/contributors/552

Americans Disagree with Congress on Interrogation Angus Reid Global Scan - Vancouver,BC,Canada - Many adults in the United States disagree with the Military Commissions Act of 2006, according to a poll by Scripps Howard News Service and Ohio University. ... //www.angus-reid.com/polls/index.cfm/fuseaction/viewItem/itemID/13777

Source:
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The U.S. Constitution Explained
//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15519.htm



//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Military+Commissions+Act

Bigger and Worser: on Republican government

//www.lewrockwell.com/kenny/kenny38.html

A lot of Americans delude themselves that they live in a democracy and that they control the government

//www.lewrockwell.com/reese/reese313.html

Liberty for All: Reclaiming Individual Privacy in a New Era of Public Morality

//www.lewrockwell.com/orig7/foley1.html

Looking for a Gulf of Tonkin-like Incident

Bush's Gulf of Tonkin?
//www.lewrockwell.com/floyd/floyd36.html

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Looking for a Gulf of Tonkin-like Incident
//www.thenewamericanempire.com/tremblay=1054


Informant: Neo Mulder

The NAACP and Jim Crow Justice

//www.lewrockwell.com/anderson/anderson145.html

Steuerreform: die unglaubliche Entlastung deutscher Unternehmen

//www.wdr.de/tv/monitor/beitrag.phtml?bid=832&sid=152

I Won't Support Hillary Just Because She's a Woman

"I don't think it's the height of feminism to have a woman president. I think it's the height of feminism to be able to look at presidential candidates as people who will or will not meet our needs and serve our interests," writes Allison Hantschel about her lack of admiration for Hillary Clinton's political credentials.

//www.truthout.org/issues_06/102006WA.shtml

Food: How to Detect GMO?

Subsequent to a variety of contamination scandals, the issue of how GMO are detected in the food supply has become crucial.

//www.truthout.org/issues_06/102006EA.shtml

Grassroots on Fire in Midterm Campaign

Congressman Richard Pombo, who not only has five times the fundraising budget, but has won his seat in the House seven terms in a row. McNerny's grassroots supporters have made this the most competitive campaign this district has seen in over 14 years.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/102006U.shtml



//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Pombo

Bush Names Mining Chief Twice Rejected by Senate

Bush put a longtime coal industry official, Richard Stickler, in charge of the federal agency that regulates mine safety. Twice this year, the Senate sent Stickler's nomination back to the White House without a vote, citing opposition from the United Mine Workers and other safety advocates, along with this year's spike in coal-mining deaths.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/102006T.shtml

Officials Probing Possible Theft of Voting Software in Maryland

The FBI is investigating the possible theft of software developed by the nation's leading maker of electronic voting equipment, said a former Maryland legislator who this week received three computer disks that apparently contain key portions of programs created by Diebold Election Systems.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/102006R.shtml

NEDA Recommendations to Ensure Election-Outcome Integrity in This Election

Here are the recommendations of the National Election Data Archive for election activists, and for the public and for candidates for ensuring, as best is possible, that only correctly elected candidates are sworn into office this coming January 2007, despite a fundamentally flawed U.S. election system that is ineffectually audited if at all, and uses voting machines that enable any one of the 100's of persons who build and maintain them to undetectably rig elections.

//electionarchive.org/ucvInfo/US/WeCount2.pdf

Please be so kind as to read our recommendations (above) and take action in your own state, using any of the tools available at //electionarchive.net

including:

//electionarchive.net/public/ucv_select_info.php

and

//electionarchive.org/fairelection/statesubscribe.html

I would be happy to post your work related to Election Data Forensic analysis (open records request letters, letters to candidates, or press releases on this project) here to assist other states' activists: //electionarchive.net/public/ucv_select_info.php

Please feel free to use these lists to coordinate efforts in your state with others: //electionarchive.org/fairelection/ statesubscribe.html

Thank you for all your patriotic efforts to restore the integrity of our democratic elections.


Kathy Dopp
//electionarchive.org
National Election Data Archive Dedicated to Accurately Counting Elections


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