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Sunday, August 27, 2006

August 27, 2006: Recent links of interest

Did Insiders Milk Terror Plot For Criminal Trading?

Sunday, 27 August 2006 4:03 P GMT-05
Did criminal insider speculators with informants inside the British intelligence apparatus take advantage of their foreknowledge of the announcement of a foiled terror plot to place put options on airline stocks, reaping the benefits of their subsequent fall?

Bush officials allowed sweatshops in US territory in exchange for football tickets

Sunday, 27 August 2006 3:43 P GMT-05
The important part here is that the official being bribed was handling issues in the Northern Marianas Islands — which have been run for years as the deepest pit of sweatshop hell. Factories in the Northern Marianas are guilty of forced labor, human rights abuses, and even forced abortions... and because it's a U.S. territory, the goods produced by these exploited workers can be proudly labeled "Made In The U.S.A."

Study links homophobia with homosexual arousal

Sunday, 27 August 2006 3:42 P GMT-05
Psychoanalytic theory holds that homophobia -- the fear, anxiety, anger, discomfort and aversion that some ostensibly heterosexual people hold for gay individuals -- is the result of repressed homosexual urges that the person is either unaware of or denies.

Experts: Let's go back to using prisoners as guinea pigs

Sunday, 27 August 2006 3:33 P GMT-05
"It strikes me as pretty ridiculous to start talking about prisoners' getting access to cutting-edge research and medications when they can't even get penicillin and high-blood-pressure pills," said Paul Wright, editor of Prison Legal News, an independent monthly review. "I have to imagine there are larger financial motivations here."

Study: Hybrid cars will pay for themselves over time

Sunday, 27 August 2006 3:23 P GMT-05
"High gas prices and generous tax credits now offset the high sales prices of some hybrids, assuming owners keep their hybrids for a few years," said Alex Rosten, an analyst with

Comair flight carrying 50 crashes in Ky.

Sunday, 27 August 2006 3:19 P GMT-05
The crash marks the end of what has been called the "safest period in aviation history" in the United States. There has not been a major crash since Nov. 12, 2001, when American Airlines Flight 587 plunged into a residential neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., killing 265 people, including five on the ground.

Judicial Cover for Crony Contractors

Sunday, 27 August 2006 3:10 P GMT-05
Why will the mammoth fraudsters go free? Because of the iron illogic behind the decision. Although the CPA was created, funded, staffed and directly controlled by the US government, Ellis declared it was not, in fact, an entity of the US government. Therefore, Custer Battles - and by extension any other accused grafter from the CPA's golden age - cannot be sued under the federal False Claims Act for defrauding the US government. For even if massive fraud was committed - and Ellis, who also presided over Custer Battles's jury trial in May, clearly indicated that it was - the "victim" no longer exists: the CPA has dissolved into air, into thin air, like the "baseless fabric" of Prospero's vision in The Tempest. So, case dismissed - and the blood money stays safely in corporate coffers.

1-Hour Guide to 911

Sunday, 27 August 2006 3:07 P GMT-05

FBI: Brooklyn HDTV company provided users with 'Hezbollah TV'

Sunday, 27 August 2006 2:39 P GMT-05
A complaint announced today by the FBI alleges that through a company called HDTV Ltd. located in Brooklyn, Iqbal and others provided customers in the New York area with satellite broadcasts of al Manar, which is a television station owned and/or operated by Hezbollah.

Get Sick, Go Broke

Sunday, 27 August 2006 2:03 P GMT-05
We reported that about half of all bankruptcies occurred in the financial aftermath of a medical problem. What really chapped the insurance industry, however, was our finding that about three-quarters of these families had some form of health insurance at the onset of their illnesses or accidents. We concluded that not even the insured were safe in America.

The Liquid Bomb Hoax -- The Larger Implications

Sunday, 27 August 2006 1:57 P GMT-05
The bomb plot political ploy fits the previous political pattern of sacrificing capitalist economic interests to serve domestic political and ideological positions. Foreign policy failures lead to domestic political crimes, just as domestic policy crises lead to aggressive military expansion.

Seized journalists freed in Gaza

Sunday, 27 August 2006 1:35 P GMT-05
American Steve Centanni and New Zealander Olaf Wiig of US organisation Fox News were dropped off at a Gaza City beach-front hotel.

The Six Faces of the Terrorist; The One Face of Bureaucracy

Sunday, 27 August 2006 1:29 P GMT-05
In some way, too — and this is unthinkable — the security state actually benefits from disastrous mistakes that result in loss of life. These allow the bureaucracy to say: we told you so; we should have had more money and power.

TerrorStorm Texas Premiere a Huge Success!

Sunday, 27 August 2006 1:17 P GMT-05
Around 800 of Alex Jones and Jim Marrs' closest friends filled the Dallas Lakewood Theater to near capacity on the evening of August 26, 2006, for the Texas Premiere of "TerrorStorm" and to hear Jim Marrs speak.

The National 9/11 Debate seeks people willing to defend gov't acc't of 9/11 in a public debate forum

Saturday, 26 August 2006 11:53 A GMT-05
If you’re an outspoken critic of people that disagree with the “official government theory” of 9/11, here’s a golden opportunity for you to attempt to silence the critics. If you think you have the right stuff, contact Ed Haas today.

Liquid Bombing the Constitution

Saturday, 26 August 2006 11:35 A GMT-05
In the coming days, we will be expected to endure the sincerely absurd pretext of “liquid bombs” as an excuse to further erode our civil liberties. Such freak show nonsense beamed into American living rooms 24-7 by the corporate media makes fertile soil (as in manure applied liberally) for tyranny window dressed as a compassionate government attempting to save us from terrorists wielding sports drink bombs.

Those opposed to nuclear annihilation are appeasers and guilty of "handwringing"

Saturday, 26 August 2006 11:09 A GMT-05
It's plainly time to add pre-emptive nuclear annihilation of entire countries to the list of policies (along with the use of torture as an interrogation tool, rendition, laweless detention of U.S. citizens, and presidential law-breaking) which are so self-evidently contrary to the defining values of our country that they used to be taboo even to advocate, but are now commonly accepted policies among many mainstream pundits, including those who most ardently support the current president.

Dear Democracy Now!

Saturday, 26 August 2006 10:50 A GMT-05
I hope that others will join me in asking Democracy Now! to wake up, clear the fog, abandon the propaganda, and start asking some serious questions about what happened to this country on 9/11/2001.

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