Montag, 13. August 2007

Malfunctioning Diebold Voting Machines

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Warum ein Einmarsch in den Irak ein Albtraum wäre

Vizepräsident Cheney, maßgeblicher Motor des Kriegs gegen den Irak, erklärt auf einem auf YouTube veröffentlichten Video aus dem Jahr 1992, welche Folgen ein Sturz des Hussein-Regimes hätte - Er hatte Recht...

//www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/25/25947/1.html



Waffengeschäfte im Irak

Unkontrollierbar: Der Handel mit Kalaschnikow und Co.
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Welfare as We Know It Now

Dean Baker writes for Truthout: "With the Fed lowering interest rates and Fannie and Freddie buying up their junk bonds, the hedge fund managers may be able to make it through the housing market crash relatively unscathed. It might take a lot of help from the government to ensure their fortunes, but the rich are different from you and me."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/081307F.shtml



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Ex-Aide to Ney Faces Sentencing

James V. Grimaldi reports for The Washington Post on Ney's ex-aide Will Heaton's cooperation with an FBI task force investigating Abramoff. "Heaton pleaded guilty in February to conspiring with Ney and Abramoff in the corruption scheme and is seeking leniency because of his cooperation."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/081307D.shtml



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US Terror Interrogation Went Too Far, Experts Say

Warren Richey reports for The Christian Science Monitor: "Two psychiatrists and a psychologist who conducted detailed personal examinations of Mr. Padilla on behalf of his defense lawyers say his extended detention and interrogation at the US Naval Consolidated Brig in Charleston, S.C., left him with severe mental disabilities. All three say he may never recover."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/081307B.shtml



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How Extremists Are Getting US-Bought Guns

Newsweek's Christopher Dickey reports, "At least three US government agencies are now investigating the massive 'disappearance' and diversion of weapons Washington intended for Iraqi government forces that instead have spread to militants and organized gangs across" the Middle East.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/081307A.shtml

Escalation by the Numbers

by Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch

Here's what "progress" in Iraq really means, in lives and dollars.
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Warming and Water

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Informant: Teresa Binstock

Staatsanwaltschaft emittelt: Beim Arbeitsamt gab's Arbeit gegen Geld

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Firm appeals in mast fight

By Saiqa Chaudhari

Are residents right to be concerned about mobile phone masts?

MOBILE phone giant T-Mobile is appealing against a decision not to allow it to put up a mast in Bolton.

Read More...
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It's All About Them

Paul Krugman, of The New York Times, says "the GOP field is dominated by smart men willing to play dumb to further their personal ambitions. We shouldn't be surprised, then, to learn that these men are monstrously self-centered. All of which leaves us with a political question. Most voters are thoroughly fed up with the current narcissist in chief. Are they really ready to elect another?"

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Wrong Way Out of Iraq

In an editorial, The New York Times argues "there should be no illusions about trying to continue the war on a reduced scale. It is folly to expect a smaller American force to do in a short time what a much larger force could not do over a very long time. That's exactly what the British are now trying to do. And the results are painfully plain to see."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/081307M.shtml

Marc Ash Interviews Father Louis Vitale

Truthout's Executive Director Marc Ash sat down with Father Louis Vitale, a Franciscan priest who has been active in the anti-war movement for decades. Father Vitale, an Air Force veteran, was arrested at Fort Huachuca in Arizona protesting the training of interrogators, who he believes are involved in torture.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/081307J.shtml



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200 SIGN UP FOR PETITION OVER PHONE MAST 'TREE'

11:00 - 13 August 2007

More than 200 people have signed a petition against plans for a 20m mobile phone mast which would be disguised to look like a tree.

The proposal to put up the mast in a field at Town End Lane is being considered by Rushcliffe Borough Council's development control committee on Thursday.

A petition against the plans has been signed by 237 people and the council has received 39 letters of objection.

Objectors are concerned about health and safety risks from the mast, impact on the nearby conservation area and the effect on house prices.

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The Secret Government



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Informant: Cal


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CIA techniques cause serious mental damage

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Karl Rove to Resign at the End of August

Karl Rove, chief architect of the Bush presidency and the premier Republican strategist of the last decade, will step down as White House deputy chief of staff Aug. 31.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/081307Z.shtml



Karl Rove, by What Measure Genius?

Truthout's Executive Director, Marc Ash, writes: "I never thought Karl Rove was a genius. Rove is not brilliant; he's ruthless. There is a difference. What makes Rove dangerous is he will take risks no one else will take. Risks are like straws on a camel's back: one too many and you, and the camel are undone."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/081407J.shtml



Democrats Continue to Seek Testimony From Rove

Paul Kane, of the Washington Post, reports: "Congressional Democrats said yesterday that they will continue to demand the testimony of senior White House adviser Karl Rove about a range of sensitive policy matters even after he leaves the West Wing at the end of the month. 'Karl Rove's resignation will not stop our inquiry into the firings of the US attorneys. He has every bit as much of a legal obligation to reveal the truth once he steps down as he does today,' said Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-New York), who has helped lead the Senate Judiciary Committee's inquiry into the dismissals."

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The Twisted Legacy of Rove

Joe Conason writes for The New York Observer: "It is Mr. Rove's disfiguring impact on our political culture that will encapsulate his career. By overreaching for permanent power, he inflicted lasting damage on the nation he swore to serve. He likes to describe himself as a student of history - so he must also know he cannot escape that dismal legacy by resigning."

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Rovemort's Change Of Address

by Rick Perlstein

Karl Rove's "leaving" the White House—but it's worth considering what he can do on the outside that he was hindered from doing on the government payroll.

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Garbage Man

by Rick Perlstein

Karl Rove is the direct link between Watergate and W. There's really no two ways around it.

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Karl Rove to leave the White House

Rove is ominously known as "Bush's brain" -- a genius at winning elections for the US president and a master of Washington's dark political arts needed to maintain a grip on power.

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Not the legacy he had in mind

Karl Rove will be remembered for two things from his time at the White House: incompetence and duplicity.

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We’ll go no more a-Roveing

Salon
by Sidney Blumenthal

08/13/07

With the departure of Karl Rove the Bush administration now enters its last throes. As a legacy for his patron, Rove has designed the public relations offensive for the fall presidential campaign to attempt to corner congressional Democrats through a combination of Gen. David Petraeus’ forthcoming report on the ’surge’ in Iraq and presidential budget vetoes; but once those tactics are played the political string runs out. President Bush will be left with the unalloyed counsel of Vice President Dick Cheney, whose endgame transcends Rove’s machinations. ‘I don’t worry about the polls,’ Cheney said on CNN’s ‘Larry King Live’ on July 31. One more hypothetical restraint on Cheney has been removed...

//www.salon.com/opinion/blumenthal/2007/08/13/karl_rove/



Rove a genius? Please

Mother Jones
by Jonathan Stein

08/13/07

In light of the big retirement announcement, the media has spent the day gushing over Karl Rove. But it’s worth asking some tough questions. Besides the fact that he got an intellectual lightweight with no particular qualifications for the office elected to the presidency, what has Karl Rove done? That is, what will he be remembered for post-2000?

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Rove exits with his usual MO

AlterNet
by Arianna Huffington

08/14/07

So this is the way the Rove ends, not with an indictment but with a ‘rambunctious’ resignation. Having dodged the Plamegate bullet and confident of executive privileging his way out of the U.S. Attorney firings scandal he no doubt masterminded, Rove is heading out the door the doughy personification of the Bush White House. In his exit-announcing interview with WSJ editorial page editor Paul Gigot, the man dubbed the Boy Genius manifested all the worst traits of the administration he helped forge: he was delusional, fanatical, and deceptive...

//www.alternet.org/story/59630/


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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What Is Karl Rove Hiding?
//www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/08/14/3160/

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Karl Rove gives the "Lucifer Salute"
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Informant: Supreme Law Firm

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Hasta la Vista, Karl Rove!
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The urgency of e-voting reform

Cato Institute
by Lawrence Norden and Timothy B. Lee

08/09/07

The 2008 primary season won’t kick off until next January, but we’re ready to offer one surefire prediction for Election Day 2008. If our elected officials don’t move quickly, millions of Americans will make their choice for the next president on unreliable electronic voting machines without any paper record of their vote. Regardless of your political leanings, that’s a troubling thought. In the aftermath of the 2000 Florida recount, Congress approved hundreds of millions of dollars for states and counties to purchase and install electronic voting machines. The hope was that electronic voting would eliminate punch cards and hanging chads from the political lexicon and guarantee error-free elections in the future. It hasn’t worked out that way...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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The Ron Paul ultimatum

LewRockwell.Com
by Mark Thornton

08/11/07

People are realizing that President Bush and Vice President Cheney represent evil and then they see Ron Paul and a light goes off — the answer is the US Constitution. Bingo! Government by the rule of law, limited government, sound money, and a non-interventionist foreign policy — that is what made America great. These new converts may not necessarily understand the entire message and may have policy disagreements with Ron Paul, but they realize that our country needs an entirely different direction and it’s the direction of Ron Paul...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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The week that wasn’t

Boston Globe
by Tom Keane

08/12/07

In a dramatic confrontation, Congress and the president battled over which branch of the government would be first to go on summer vacation. Initially it seemed Bush would succeed in making senators and representatives spend several extra weeks holding hearings on new legislation. But in a brilliant last-minute move, Congress passed without debate a bill giving the executive branch wide authority to wiretap phone calls and e-mails. Bush then had to stay to sign the new law while members of Congress quickly left town. ‘Those legislators sure got the better of us,’ said a White House spokesperson, comparing Congress’s victory to other times it had cleverly outmaneuvered the president, including approving John Roberts for the Supreme Court and granting Bush additional funding for the Iraq war...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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America, stop waving the nuclear threat at potential adversaries

Christian Science Monitor
by Jack Mendelsohn

08/10/07

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were asked in a recent presidential debate whether they would meet with such controversial foreign leaders as Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Cuba’s Fidel Castro. Despite the sparring between the two over the timing and pre-conditions for such a meeting, they both essentially said they would engage international reprobates — something this administration has repeatedly balked at doing. Remember, Vice President Dick Cheney said, ‘We don’t negotiate with evil. We destroy it.’ A tougher question is whether the next president would threaten to use nuclear weapons against a foreign enemy. Four Republican candidates — Mitt Romney, Duncan Hunter, Jim Gilmore, and Rudy Giuliani — have already expressed their willingness to use ‘tactical’ nuclear weapons against Iran to prevent it from obtaining nuclear weapons...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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On fleeing the country

CounterPunch
by Ben Tripp

08/12/07

Even as the Left rushes into the corridors of power, pitchforks and torches aloft, we discover the government has vacated the premises. A million people march on Washington, and nobody in the popular press reports on it. Nobody in power pays it no mind. The majority of Americans want to end the occupation of Iraq, and the least popular president in modern history simply says, ‘no,’ and that’s that...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

American values on trial

Boulder Daily Camera
by Clint Talbot

08/12/07

One of the 16 Senate Democrats who buckled to White House pressure to expand the president’s warrantless-wiretapping program happened to visit this newspaper last week. He faced but failed to adequately answer questions about his vote. Ever the centrist politician, U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar explained that he was trying to balance the nation’s very real national-security needs with every citizen’s protected civil liberties. That’s laudable, but neither he nor the Bush administration has explained how this law makes us safer. In the absence of such clear talk, it is fair to infer that the ‘Protect America Act of 2007′ does not so much protect citizens’ safety as it serves the president’s political agenda. And the Democrats who curtsied before the imperial presidency helped move us away from a core American value — individual civil liberties...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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The Democrats are selling out the peace movement

AntiWar.Com
by Justin Raimondo

08/13/07

The ugly truth of the matter is that the Democrats’ capitulation on the Iraq war funding issue was rationalized by the pork ladled out to compliant ‘antiwar’ lefties in Congress. Bribery, in short, in the form of tax dollars handed out to favored interest groups, enabled the party leadership to whip the ‘antiwar’ faction into line. Pork trumps principle, every time: that’s life in the Imperial City, and it’s part of the reason why this war is dragging on in spite of the fact that it’s wildly unpopular. But there’s more to this sad story … When ‘blue dog Democrats’ who consistently vote for the president’s war funding consistently give the War Party the margin of victory in Congress, it is laughable that the big question, these days, in antiwar circles is not how but whether to respond to this blatant betrayal...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Bank freezes funds, markets plummet on sub-prime fears

USA Today

08/10/07

For investors, the only thing worse than bad news is uncertainty, and thanks to a French bank’s decision to freeze $2.2 billion in funds Thursday, uncertainty rocked the markets and sent the Dow Jones industrials tumbling 387 points to 13,271. BNP Paribas said in a statement that it barred the doors on three funds that were invested in subprime mortgages because the bank didn’t feel it could calculate a fair value for those assets. Two financial services firms in Germany have also halted redemptions from funds connected to the U.S. subprime market. Those moves come on the heels of the collapse of two Bear Stearns hedge funds that were heavily invested in subprime mortgages...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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US behind Afghan warlord’s rise, fall

Boston Globe

08/12/07

When US special forces wanted to defeat the Taliban, they befriended Abdullah Mujahid, the police chief of this mountainous province. They visited his home with a gift of chocolates, and gave money and equipment to his fighters. Mujahid met frequently with US troops, and even arrested and handed over a suspect the US military sent to the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. But as the threat of the Taliban receded, US forces sought to replace Mujahid — an illiterate leader who had been accused of corruption — with a professionally trained police chief. Soon, Mujahid was accused of being responsible for an attack on US forces. He was sent to Guantanamo Bay, where he languishes not far from the man he arrested...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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AT&T may have censored other groups

Gizmodo

08/10/07

While AT&T claimed to be just as outraged as we were over their censoring of Pearl Jam’s anti-Bush lyrics during their Lollapallooza stream, they might not be being all that honest. They claim that it was a one-time mistake made by an outsourced company. Really? According to Wired’s Listening Post, concerts streamed on the Blue Room by The Flaming Lips and the John Butler Trio have also been censored for political reasons...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Contractors beyond the law in Iraq

Lincoln Journal Star

08/12/07

There are now nearly as many private contractors in Iraq as there are U.S. soldiers — and about half of them are private security guards equipped with automatic weapons, body armor, helicopters and bullet-proof trucks. They operate with little or no supervision, accountable only to the firms employing them. And as the country has plummeted toward anarchy and civil war, this private army has been accused of indiscriminately firing at American and Iraqi troops and of shooting to death an unknown number of Iraqi citizens who got too close to their heavily armed convoys...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Bundesanstalt für Arbeit: Laborversuche der Bundesagentur

Bundesanstalt für Arbeit - Agentur wofür?

Laborversuche der Bundesagentur. Die Experimente von Rainer Bomba in Sachsen-Anhalt und anderswo zerstören das Vertrauen in eine soziale Arbeitsbehörde

Die sozialstaatliche Zielsetzung, ein menschenwürdiges Dasein zu sichern, einen ausgeglichenen Arbeitsmarkt und auskömmliche Arbeitsbedingungen zu fördern, den Erwerb des Lebensunterhalts durch eine frei gewählte Tätigkeit zu ermöglichen - das war gestern. In persönlichen Krisensituationen fachkundige Ansprechpartner zu haben, sich an eine Behörde wenden zu können, die unmittelbar notwendige Bedarfe deckt, wie in der ehemaligen Sozialhilfe - auch das ist von gestern. Heute wird das Gegenteil angestrebt, wie Helga Spindler beispielhaft in einem kritischen Überblick zu den Projekten von Rainer Bomba zusammengestellt hat. Es wird Zeit, dass die Akteure der Arbeitsmarktpolitik Stellung beziehen, welches Rechtsverständnis und Sozialmodell sie vertreten. Studie von Helga Spindler vom August 2007 bei der Arbeitnehmerkammer (pdf) //www.arbeitnehmerkammer.de/sozialpolitik/doku/01_aktuell/ticker/2007/2007_08_07_spindler.pdf


Aus: LabourNet, 13. August 2007



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Urlaub am High-Tech-Strand

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Fudging The Bellwether

by Jon Christian Ryter

Over the last two decades the moneymen at 18 Broad Street, together with the moneymen at 120 Broad Street and in the central banks of Europe, have become even more secretive in how they manipulate the volatile global markets in order to make them appear healthy as their century old objective of creating a cohesive world government appears to be within their grasp.......

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What Does "Fed Pumps $68 Billion into Banking System" Actually Mean?

by Devvy Kidd

Last week saw a bucking bronco ride in the stock market. The American people read headlines such as: Fed vows, then pumps massive funds to calm markets and Fed's $38 billion helps markets. I have written many columns the past several years as have hundreds of others warning of the coming financial tsunami. Far too many people scoffed at all the warnings, continued to rack up massive debt and pursued the American dream of owning their own home when their financial portfolio and credit history simply could not float the big boat they were taking out into the ocean. The first of the dominos began to......

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Senate scrap involving Salazar purged from record

Sen. Ken Salazar played a key role in a nasty partisan spat on the Senate floor. So nasty that Senate leaders have rewritten history to get rid of it.

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From Information Clearing House



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Should Doctors Force-Feed Prisoners?

Casscells watched as a half-dozen Gitmo prisoners went through the 45-minute procedure. They were strapped into "restraint chairs" and a L/jo-inch soft rubber tube was fed through their noses.

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From Information Clearing House



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Putin increases missile defence rhetoric

The war of words between Moscow and the west over missile defence intensified over the weekend as Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, declared a new radar station near St Petersburg to be "the first step in a large-scale programme".

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From Information Clearing House



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'Gifts' that haunt U.S.

IT'S A GREAT time to be a friend of a lame-duck president. The Bush administration is handing out largesse at unprecedented levels -- to Saudi Arabia, Israel, India, Pakistan and others -- tens of billions of dollars to win support for its unpopular policies. All of this is also intended to isolate its adversaries, notably Syria and Iran.

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From Information Clearing House



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Break with Bush over middle East, MPs warn Brown

The Labour-led Foreign Affairs Committee urged Gordon Brown's ministers to talk to Syria and Iran - part of President George Bush's 'axis of evil'. The MPs also want engagement with moderate elements in both Hamas, the militant Palestinian group Washington is determined to isolate, and Hezbollah, the Lebanese militants branded a terrorist organisation by the U.S.

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From Information Clearing House



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U.S. Pays Millions In Cost Overruns For Security in Iraq

The U.S. military has paid $548 million over the past three years to two British security firms that protect the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on reconstruction projects, more than $200 million over the original budget, according to previously undisclosed data that show how the cost of private security in Iraq has mushroomed.

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From Information Clearing House

Iraqi beating trial begins today

A Fort Lee soldier goes on trial today, accused of striking an Iraqi detainee's head with a baseball bat in 2003 and later trying to cover it up.

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Soldier dodges prison time for beating

A U.S. soldier who had faced more than 20 years on charges related to the beating of an Iraqi detainee with a baseball bat and trying to cover it up will be reprimanded instead of being sent to prison.

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From Information Clearing House

The White House line that Iraq's extremists are all backed by Iran is a myth

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From Information Clearing House

U.S. "In the business of creating ... sectarian violence"

In an interview on CNN International's Your World Today, veteran journalist Seymour Hersh explains that the current violence in Lebanon is the result of an attempt by the Lebanese government to crack down on a militant Sunni group, Fatah al-Islam, that it formerly supported.

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UN staff forced back into Iraq to provide 'fig-leaf cover' for US

The United Nations is to return kicking and screaming to Iraq under an internationally-approved plan for it to have an expanded political role in support of the Iraqi government.

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US surge in Iraq likely to fail, says UK committee

The US "surge" of troops in Iraq is likely to fail, a British parliamentary committee said as it delivered a critical report on London's foreign policy in the Middle East.

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FISA Courts Dismantled Just in Time

By Marlene Lang

What if you or I could secretly commit crimes against our fellow citizens, bury the evidence of the crime by stamping it "TOP SECRET," refuse to answer questions when we are accused of committing the crime, and then, before we can be prosecuted for the crime, we can make a law that says the crime we committed is no longer a crime. And then call ourselves heroes. Welcome to the New America.

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India's Agrarian Martyrs: Are you listening?

By Jessica Long

In 1998, around the inception of mass farmer suicides, the World Bank imposed regulations that opened up India's seed market to corporate multinationals like Monsanto. Non-renewable GM crops now replaced a self-sustainable farming system that had been perfected over thousands of years.

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The current economic meltdown is a transfer of wealth from the middle and lower classes to the ruling elite

The Joyride That Was The American Empire

By Carolyn Baker

It is crucial to understand that the current economic meltdown is a transfer of wealth from the middle and lower classes to the ruling elite. Wealth transfers do not just happen, nor are they the products of incompetency. They are intentional and well-planned.

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Stock Market Brushfire; Will There Be a Run On The Banks?

By Mike Whitney

The contamination from the massive real estate bubble has now infected nearly every area of the broader market. The swindle which began at the Federal Reserve--with cheap, low interest credit---has spread through the entire system and is threatening to wreak financial havoc across the planet. The Fed's multi-billion dollar bailout will do nothing to contain the brushfire they started or avert the catastrophe that lies just ahead.

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Dick Cheney '94: Invading Baghdad Would Create Quagmire

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In this interview from April 15th, 1994, Dick Cheney reveals the reasons why invading Baghdad and toppling Saddam Hussein wouldn't be a great idea. He also stipulates that "not very many" American soldiers' lives were worth losing to take out Saddam during the Gulf War.

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CHENEY KNEW IRAQ WOULD BE AN DISASTER WHEN HE LIED US INTO IT

Over the weekend a video from 1994 surfaced on YouTube where Cheney explained the reason they did not occupy Iraq in the first Gulf War was they knew it would be a total quagmire. You will find a link to this video in the arguments section of this action page.

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This proves he knew ten years before he lied us into this war that,
1) we would end up absolutely alone in the occupation, that no countries in the region would join us, 2) it would lead to the certain break up of Iraq into a sectarian mess and a military quagmire, and 3) that taking out Saddam was NOT worth sacrificing American lives.

How often recently have you heard politicians try to excuse their Iraq war votes by saying "If I knew then what I know now." We knew ALL these things up front when we spoke out to protest the invasion in the first place. Any sane student or observer of the Middle East who was even remotely paying attention knew these things. But most disgracefully, Cheney himself knew these things, when he premeditatedly lied America into this disaster.

But he did it anyway, to line the pockets of his war profiteer cronies, to try to steal Iraq's oil in a vain, arrogant misadventure that has already cost us our military readiness, upwards of 4,000 American lives, tens of thousands of our citizens crippled for life, and an estimated death toll of now a million Iraqis, while the so-called "surge", a despicable euphemism for a further escalation, digs the hole only deeper.

And yet, just this last week, Cheney AGAIN was pushing for military strikes on Iran. And that story is also linked from the action page for you to speak out on whether the Vice President should be impeached.

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Why a poll? Because outside of a couple of clear eyed visionaries like Dennis Kucinich there is NO leadership in Congress. None. Zero. The rest of them pay attention ONLY to polls. Further evidence of this was demonstrated just before they all flew off on vacation when they waved through a wholly unjustified and gratuitous gutting of the FISA law with hardly a whimper. Well . . . they got hundreds of thousands of emails of total disgust overnight on that and apparently they are just now starting to smell the coffee.

But what it's going to take to REALLY wake them up is for ALL of us to speak out now on impeachment, the one and only remedy that can save our country from ending up as Dick Cheney's personal fiefdom. Only by speaking out now and standing up for the Constitution can the system of government our founders created be preserved.

If they nuke Iran, as they have suggested they might do, all bets are off. They have already issued secret presidential directives to declare martial law, so classified even our members of Congress with top security clearances are forbidden to see them. Do not assume there will even BE a next election under such circumstances. Remember when Rudy Giuliani, America's grandstander, suggested in the aftermath of 9/11 that his own term should be extended. They are seizing the power to do something exactly like that.

Did you hear this last week when Lt. General Douglas Lute, the war "czar", stated that a return of the draft has always been "on the table". The draft is on the table and impeachment supposedly is not??? What kind of cowardly capitulation to tyranny is that?

It's up to us, folks. Congress is NOT going to do it without being pushed. We have to speak out in numbers like never before. WE have to demonstrate leadership they lack, each of us in our own perhaps small way, by submitting the action page to send your vote on Impeachment of Cheney and your personal message to Congress, by engaging our friends and neighbors in a discussion of the issues.

Please speak out now while there is still time.

We'd like to close by sharing a submission by one of our own participants, who felt inspired to quote from Christian and Hebrew scripture as guidance in our moment of crisis today. So without endorsing any particular creed, and notwithstanding that the bedrock of our Constitution is separation of church and state, but recognizing that such scripture is too often misused to JUSTIFY death and war, we share this contribution with you. And if you are of another faith, and have something similar to contribute, we will give you equal time.

PARTICIPANT SUBMISSION ON IMPEACHMENT

Bush, Cheney & Gonzalez must go!

To our fellow senators and congressmen, the time has come that punitive action must be initiated immediately against this administration in Washington.

What more is it going to take, before the democrats and all clear thinking Americans will stand up and say, enough?

This president has misled this nation for the last 6 years. We have now lost over 3600 of our young American lives, untold thousands are wounded and laid up for life to many, yet and still we have these congressmen with limited vision, to stand-by whatever Bush says or does.

It seems that Bush can always find just the right person with limited vision, that will not dare look beyond whatever he does or says.

We know that Bush, and many of those that follow him, all claim to be Christians. But my fellow citizens, we should be knowing something about what The Word of God does say.

Bush has even said, he was inspired of God to invade Iraq. Can anyone think of any reason that God would require the deaths and destruction of so many, and the devastation of foreign lands, by our own military, to the tune of billions from our treasury, for seemingly no reason whatsoever?

God says I John 4:1, "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits; whether they are of God,: because many false prophets are gone out into the world."

ARE WE FOLLOWING A FALSE PROPHET?

Even back in old testament days, God was warning about the self-made false prophets.

Jeremiah 23:16, "Thus saith The Lord of hosts; Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of God."

God further says Proverbs 16:7, "When a man's ways please The Lord, He maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him."

So why Mr. Bush, are we bogged down in Iraq? You started this war, and if God had been in it, it would not have happened.

The fruit of the righteous----

You Mr President & Cheney came into office claiming to be going to restore decency and honesty to the office of the presidency. But you have done everything but that, and for that you will have to answer to God. You went up to PA., to campaign for that adultery Don Sherwood.

What good things can you say about a person like that? Your whole administration is rife with crooks it seems.

Proverbs 11:30, "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he that winneth souls is wise."

How many souls have you tried to win over for The Lord, rather than shipping them off to die?

FEAR, FEAR:

You all have tried to instill fear on top of fear under the guise that only you all can protect this country.

God says Psalms 127:1, "Except The Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it; except The Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain."

Galatians 6:7, "Be not deceived; God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."

If we do not want the sins of Bush and Cheney upon us, we'd better start proving to God Almighty, that we will go to the limit to get them out.

And to my fellow democrats, and all clear thinking people of this great country of ours, it would be better to stand up to them now, strive to get them out, even if it would mean you will lose next year, you stand proudly, for you will have done The Will of God.

And to the liberal soul;

Proverbs 11:25, "The liberal soul shall be made fat, and he that watereth shall be watered also himself."

This wanton unrestrained spending and deaths cannot continue, I don't think God will allow it for much longer.

Democrats unite and stand up, go out into the field and target people like this McConnell, Boehner, Blunt, even this Amy Holmes, and others the mouth pieces for people like Bush and them.

The neos have proven, they are willing to follow Bush on over the cliff, and take even their own families with them. Matthew 15:14, "Let them alone; they be blind leaders of the blind; And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch."

And remember all, God has said, "Not one jot or one tittle of His word shall fail."

God Bless All,

Over & Out, Tyree, Hillside, IL., U.S. Air Force Vet

P.S. Remember, that if the over 3600 flag draped coffins from Iraq were to be lined up end to end, we would have a line stretching for over 5 miles long. Imagine that, and remember, this should not have been.

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