Samstag, 5. Januar 2008

Ex-Bush Official Sued Over Terrorism Memos

The Associated Press reports: "Convicted terrorism conspirator Jose Padilla sued a key architect of the Bush administration's counterterrorism policies Friday, claiming the official's legal arguments led to Padilla's alleged mistreatment and illegal detention at a Navy brig."

Verdächtige Mikroexpressionen

An 50 Flughäfen suchen Sicherheitsangestellte nach verdächtigem Verhalten bei Passagieren, 70000 Menschen wurden deswegen schon verstärkt kontrolliert, einen mutmaßlichen Terroristen hat man nicht gefunden.

Can You Count On These Machines?

Make sure that your legislators and decision-makers see this.


Can You Count On These Machines?


Published: January 6, 2008

-- Kathy Dopp

The material expressed herein is the informed product of the author Kathy Dopp's fact-finding and investigative efforts. Dopp is a Mathematician, Expert in election audit mathematics and procedures; in exit poll discrepancy analysis; and can be reached at P.O. Box 680192 Park City, UT 84068 phone 435-658-4657

History of Confidence Election Auditing Development & Overview of
Election Auditing Fundamentals

Vote Yes on HR811 and S2295

Voters Have Reason to Worry

"Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body
and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day," wrote
Thomas Jefferson in 1816

CIA in 2003 Planned Destruction of Tapes

Walter Pincus, writing for The Washington Post, reports: "Representative Jane Harman (D-Calif.) released a declassified copy of a letter she secretly wrote to the CIA in February 2003, in which she quoted then-CIA General Counsel Scott W. Muller as telling her a tape of the agency's interrogation of Zayn al-Abidin Muhammed Hussein, better known as Abu Zubaida, 'will be destroyed after the Inspector General finishes his inquiry.'"

US economy facing recession: juggling a two-edged sword with no hilt

Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

Rachel's #940

Rachel's #939

Rachel's #938

Towering victory for residents

Telus seeks alternate location

January 03, 2008

By Nicole MacIntyre

Mountain residents are celebrating after fending off a giant — a 30 metre cellphone tower.

Telus has backed off plans to erect a wireless tower on Crerar Drive at Covenant Canadian Reformed Teachers College because of community opposition.


Posted by: Lourdes Salvador

"Fair & Balanced" Network Blackballs Ron Paul

by Cliff Kincaid

In a statement, Ron Paul 2008 campaign chairman Kent Snyder said, “Given Ron Paul’s support in New Hampshire and his recent historic fundraising success, it is outrageous that Dr. Paul would be excluded. Dr. Paul has consistently polled higher in New Hampshire than some of the other candidates who have been invited.” Protests should be directed at the Fox News Channel by calling 1-888-369-4762, extension 4, or (212) 301-3000, The Fox News Washington, D.C. number is 202-824-6300........

Regenwald-Kahlschlag für Agrarsprit in Papua verhindern!

Demokratie in Deutschland, wohin gehst du?

Orwells Comeback in Washington

Job Growth Numbers Send Stocks Lower

Michael M. Grynbaum, The New York Times: "Job growth shrank significantly in December, the government reported on Friday, raising concerns that the economy has already entered a serious slowdown and all but assuring that interest rates will be lowered this month. Stock markets fell sharply on the news."

Kucinich Files Lawsuit After Party Denies Him Place on Ballot

The Associated Press: "Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, along with supporter Willie Nelson, [...] filed a lawsuit to get Kucinich on the ballot in Texas after they say the Texas Democratic Party rejected his application."

Voter ID Challenges Could Have Big 2008 Impact

Keith Perine for The Congressional Quarterly reports, "A pair of closely watched voting rights cases headed to the Supreme Court next week could have a greater effect on the 2008 elections than anything happening in Iowa or New Hampshire."

Survey on seal hunt

Check out the several seal rallies held all over the world.



Tell Canada's Minister of International Trade to end the seal hunt now

Petiton to save Tusker

4 easy steps to impeach Cheney (already signed on by 24 Reps)

Ron Paul: Fox News Is "Beyond A Joke"

Ron Paul Was Right About the Housing Bubble,0,1654729.story

Informant: Lew Rockwell

The World Wants US Domination?

Ron Paul on Bill Moyers Journal 1/4/08

Part 1

Part 2

Informant: shane_digital


Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich Interviewed on Bill Moyers


Informant: John Calvert

Time to Stop the Greenwashing


Global ecological sustainability depends upon identifying and acting upon ambitious, sufficient eco-policies now; and rejecting misleading, exploitative and inadequate reformist pandering

Earth Meanders by Dr. Glen Barry

January 4, 2008

The Earth and all species including humans are threatened with imminent ecological ruin. You should be afraid, very afraid. Yet real hope remains that fundamental social change can avert looming failure of global ecosystems. The biggest current obstacle to such change is that now that everyone, every product and every business claims to be "green"; we have been diverted from urgent, adequate ecological change required to secure being.

Many mainstream (and some "radical") environmentalists, most businesses and essentially all governments are greenwashing -- misleading the public regarding the environmental benefits of their practices, policies and products. Certified FSC logging destroys ancient forests, climate and water. Coal is unlikely to ever be clean as existing plants emit into the atmosphere, and sequestration is unproven. Biofuels hurt the environment, geo-engineering will destroy remaining natural processes, and buying more stuff is rarely good for the environment.

It is time to stop the greenwashing. After two decades of successfully raising awareness regarding climate change, forest protection and other challenges to global ecological sustainability; increasingly my time is spent reacting to dangerous, insufficient responses that fail to address root causes of ecological decline, provide a false sense of action, and frequently consolidate and do more environmental harm.

Many "greenwash" to make money, some to be perceived as effective advocates, while others believe incremental progress without changing the system is the best that can be done. Yet all are delaying policies necessary simply to survive. The greatest obstacle to identifying, refining, espousing and implementing policies required to maintain a habitable Earth may come from "environmentalists" proposing inadequate half- measures that delay and undermine the rigorous work that must be done to bring humanity back into nature's fold.

Sufficient policies required to save the Earth are massive in scope and ambition. Deep-seated change is required in how we house, feed and clothe ourselves; in our understanding of acceptable livelihoods and happy lives; and in our relationship with the biosphere and each other. To maintain a livable Earth there is no alternative to less people and consumption, a smaller and restorative economy, and an end to cutting natural vegetation and burning fossil fuels.

Systematic failure of global ecosystems and social systems must be addressed in more than a token manner. A whole series of policy actions exist that we know are needed, would work, are sufficient, and could start immediately. These include massive investments into subsidizing renewable energy, implementing population controls, banning coal, ending old- growth logging and financing carbon emission reductions.

Given the Earth has already exceeded what can be sustained in these regards, not only must the destruction stop, but massive regional scale ecological restoration must commence to establish rewilded and connected ecological reserves. Economic growth beyond steady-state use of natural capital must be stopped, and sustainable relocalized communities built around bioregions.

Certainly ecologically positive technology has a role to play. Living in the country and needing a vehicle I recently chose the best transportation option society offers me and bought a Toyota Prius. But leading environmentalists touting technology as the primary emphasis to save our environment are dreadfully misinformed, and are obviously unaware of the ecological nature of being. They seem to have forgotten about the primacy of maintaining and restoring ecosystems.

Even as we personally strive to live frugal, rich lives; necessary consumption should focus upon durable items that will last. Strong tools and minds are required to grow food, make a righteous living, and otherwise practice ecological living. Excessive consumption is a poor substitute for a truthful, fully aware, knowledge filled and experience rich life. All can and should enjoy some luxuries, rather than some enjoying all.

Global ecological threats are intensifying -- oceans lifeless, forests tattered, water scarce, and the atmosphere perhaps irreparably damaged. This occurs even as a climate change backlash builds, largely as a result of truthful apocalyptic warnings presented without adequate policies that go beyond greenwash responses and actually promise a hope filled solution likely and able to succeed.

Given this increased urgency and public awareness, the environmental community must espouse rigorous, sufficient polices "while the iron is hot"; and demand real actions that are sufficient to solve global ecological crises. And greenwashers beware: if you stand in the way of sufficient ecological responses to the greatest emergency of all times, you will be exposed as Earth destroying charlatans and resisted.

Dr. Barry is founder and President of Ecological Internet; provider of the largest, most used environmental portals on the Internet including the Climate Ark at and http://www.EcoEarth.Info/ . Earth Meanders is a series of ecological essays that are written entirely in his personal capacity. This essay may be reprinted granted it is properly credited to Dr. Barry and with a link to Earth Meanders. Emailed responses are public record and will be posted on the web site unless otherwise requested.

Dr. Gates vs. Dr. Paul

The United States will take a more active role in rebuilding the infrastructure and restoring the government of countries that it invades, destroys, and occupies. Oh yes, Dr. Gates (he has a doctorate in Russian and Soviet history) did mention that the military defends our freedoms. But as Jacob Hornberger has shown, U.S. troops do just the opposite.

From Information Clearing House

McCain: Would Be "Fine" To Keep Troops in Iraq for "A Hundred Years"

The United States military could stay in Iraq for "maybe a hundred years" and that "would be fine with me," John McCain told two hundred or so people at a town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire.

From Information Clearing House

The NIST Report on the World Trade Center Collapse one year later

Still Dead On Arrival

By Mark H. Gaffney

It is high time that Americans face the shocking reality that explosives were used to bring down the World Trade Center on 9/11.


Who flew the 9/11 planes?

Social Repression and Internet Surveillance

H. Res. 1695, 1955 & S.1959

By Nikki Alexander

If current employees of the Federal Government are not happy with the laws that govern this country and would prefer to live under totalitarian regimes they are free to exit and live elsewhere. They are not free to pervert our laws to conform with their own personal belief systems and ideologically based values.

Extinguishing Liberty's Light and Independent Views: Thinking For Yourself Is Now A Crime

By Paul Craig Roberts

What was the greatest failure of 2007? President Bush's "surge" in Iraq? The decline in the value of the US dollar? Subprime mortgages? No. The greatest failure of 2007 was the newly sworn in Democratic Congress.

Iraqis Resort to Selling Children

By Afif Sarhan in Baghdad

Abu Muhammad, a Baghdad resident, found it difficult to let go of his daughter's hand but he had already convinced himself that selling her to a family outside Iraq would provide her with a better future.

No Murder Charges Filed in Haditha Case

By Josh White

After a two-year investigation into the killings of up to 24 civilians in Haditha, Iraq, the Marine Corps has decided that none of the Marines involved in the incident will be charged with murder.

Iraqi Girl tells of US Attack in Haditha

Video Report

Ten-year-old Iman Walid witnessed the killing of seven members of her family in an attack by American marines last November. The interview with Iman was filmed exclusively for ITV News by Ali Hamdani,our Iraqi video diarist.


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