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Saturday, August 26, 2006

August 26, 2006: Recent links of interest

FBI: Dynamite found in luggage

Saturday, 26 August 2006 10:01 A GMT-05
A college student was detained Friday after customs agents found what they suspected was dynamite in his checked luggage, but authorities said he was not involved in terrorism.

Business Finds New Way to Chill Carry-On Lobster

Saturday, 26 August 2006 9:54 A GMT-05
Because of the ban on liquids aboard planes, Clearwater Seafoods, which sells lobsters in the Nova Scotia airport, had to find a substitute for the ice packs it uses to keep carry-on lobster cold during flights. The general manager of the lobster division, Tony Jabbour, says that the company went a week with no sales before finding the perfect solution: frozen vegetables.

The Environmental Impact Of 9/11

Saturday, 26 August 2006 4:14 A GMT-05

Wal-Mart Licks Its Wounds

Friday, 25 August 2006 7:34 P GMT-05
Furthermore, the Wal-Mart business model increasingly betrays what was once the operating principle of American capitalism, as explained by Henry Ford the First: You've got to pay your workers enough so that they can buy your product; that's what keeps the system going. When the American majority can't buy the very goods they manufacture or sell, that system is cruising for a bruising.

‘Morning After Pill’ Goes ‘Over the Counter’, Sort Of

Friday, 25 August 2006 7:30 P GMT-05
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday announced it had approved an emergency contraceptive for over-the-counter sale to men and women age 18 and older. The decision was years in the making and fraught with accusations of political interference.

Transparency Act Anonymously Delayed in Senate

Friday, 25 August 2006 7:29 P GMT-05
The bill has widespread bipartisan support, but one senator, or a group of senators, has thwarted its quick passage by placing an anonymous "hold" on it. Supporters of the bill were hoping to move it quickly through the Senate by gaining "unanimous consent" for a vote. But any Senator can stop such a procedure by requesting a hold on the bill, thereby forcing a longer debate process.

Death squad policeman jailed for Rio massacre

Friday, 25 August 2006 6:09 P GMT-05
Activists celebrated Wednesday's verdict as a victory over a culture of silence that means the majority of human rights abuses go unpunished. Death squads, however, are a cultural legacy of state neglect, they said, and will not cease to exist overnight.

'We were waiting for them'

Friday, 25 August 2006 6:05 P GMT-05
Vo Nguyen Giap is the Vietnamese general who planned the Ho Chi Minh trail and defeated the French at Dien Bien Phu. In a rare interview with the author of a book about the trail, he recalls his part in defying the might of the US military


Friday, 25 August 2006 5:50 P GMT-05
America went through a terrible year. The levees broke in New Orleans. When bodies floated in the streets, the Republican Congress saw an opportunity for more tax cuts and consolidation of the corporatopia they had created for their moneyed donors. The Democratic Party was clueless, written off, politically at death’s door. The year was 1927.

Whistleblowers Say State Farm Shredded Documents to Avoid Paying Katrina Victims

Friday, 25 August 2006 5:43 P GMT-05
State Farm Insurance supervisors systematically demanded that Hurricane Katrina damage reports be buried or replaced or changed so that the company would not have to pay policyholders' claims in Mississippi, two State Farm insiders tell ABC News.

Bush and Saddam Should Both Stand Trial, Says Nuremberg Prosecutor

Friday, 25 August 2006 5:24 P GMT-05
A chief prosecutor of Nazi war crimes at Nuremberg has said George W. Bush should be tried for war crimes along with Saddam Hussein. Benjamin Ferenccz, who secured convictions for 22 Nazi officers for their work in orchestrating the death squads that killed more than 1 million people, told OneWorld both Bush and Saddam should be tried for starting "aggressive" wars--Saddam for his 1990 attack on Kuwait and Bush for his 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Texas Sheriffs Say Terrorists Entering US from Mexico -- 08/21/2006

Friday, 25 August 2006 5:19 P GMT-05
The chief law enforcement officers of several Texas counties along the southern U.S. border warn that Arabic-speaking individuals are learning Spanish and integrating into Mexican culture before paying smugglers to sneak them into the United States.

Black students ordered to give up seats to whites

Friday, 25 August 2006 5:09 P GMT-05
Nine black children attending Red River Elementary School were directed last week to the back of the school bus by a white driver who designated the front seats for white children.

A critical analysis of the collapse of WTC Towers 1, 2 & 7 from an explosives and conventional demolition industry viewpoint (PDF)

Friday, 25 August 2006 5:06 P GMT-05
A paper disputing the controlled demolition hypothesis with regard to the collapse of WTC 1, 2 & 7.

Most Israelis want prime minister to resign: Poll :

Friday, 25 August 2006 4:43 P GMT-05
Sixty-three percent of Israelis want Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to resign in a sharp public rebuke over his handling of the war in Lebanon, a newspaper poll showed on Friday.

Where Bush's Arrogance Has Taken Us

Friday, 25 August 2006 4:26 P GMT-05
On May 21, 1999, reacting to some satirical criticism of him, Bush snapped: "There ought to be limits to freedom."

Karl Rove's Blood Libel

Friday, 25 August 2006 3:53 P GMT-05
What Rove is giving voice to here is nothing less than the new blood libel of our age: that those who oppose the Bush Administration's unconstitutional actions are opening the door to a new 9/11. The implication is clear: anyone who speaks up for the Constitution is working for the death of innocent Americans. They are, by definition, traitors. Thus they deserve what traitors get: death.

Reynolds, Wood, Jones & Plane Parts

Friday, 25 August 2006 3:38 P GMT-05
I had my camera and headed for the upper roof and I couldn't believe what I saw. There was a large piece of a landing gear and pieces of airplane parts all over the roof. I took many pictures and quickly left the roof.

Popular Mechanics "9/11 Myths" Debunker Cancels Radio Debate

Thursday, 24 August 2006 6:17 P GMT-05
Two hours before he was to debate a member of "Scholars for 9/11 Truth" on a Seattle radio talk show, a research editor for "Popular Mechanics" magazine pulls out.

Americans Concerned About Election Transparency and Security

Thursday, 24 August 2006 6:12 P GMT-05
Most of those surveyed— 80%—said they want votes to be counted in front of observers representing the public, and that elections officials should not rely solely on the proprietary software that operates electronic voting machines that are presently being installed all over the United States.

Shin Bet chief slams 'system collapse'

Thursday, 24 August 2006 6:07 P GMT-05
"This is not the time to cover up and we need to tell the truth," he said. "No doubt, the north was abandoned and someone should provide explanations and take responsibility."

A Little Poverty Never Hurt Anybody

Thursday, 24 August 2006 5:51 P GMT-05
Wage slaves and sweat shop laborers have supplanted serfs and chattel slaves. Five major corporations comprise 90% of the mass media in the United States. What are their specialties? Shaping public opinion to maintain the illusion that one of the world’s most rapacious and bellicose nations is a “benevolent superpower” and enticing those who fall prey to their charms to experience a virtually insatiable desire to acquire more material possessions. A brain-washed complacent citizenry perpetually ready to go on a buying binge is a wet dream for the ruling elite.

Video: Shocking election-theft testimony

Thursday, 24 August 2006 5:41 P GMT-05
If you can watch this entire video, and still use an electronic voting machine, you deserve the government you get.

Evolution Major Vanishes From Approved Federal List

Thursday, 24 August 2006 5:38 P GMT-05
Evolutionary biology has vanished from the list of acceptable fields of study for recipients of a federal education grant for low-income college students.

The Lincoln Cult’s Latest Cover-Up

Thursday, 24 August 2006 5:30 P GMT-05
On July 19 the Associated Press and Reuter’s reported an "amazing find" at a museum in Allentown, Pennsylvania: A copy of a letter dated March 16, 1861, and signed by Abraham Lincoln imploring the governor of Florida to rally political support for a constitutional amendment that would have legally enshrined slavery in the U.S. Constitution.

GOP candidate says 9/11 attacks were a hoax

Thursday, 24 August 2006 5:00 P GMT-05
In an editorial board interview with The Telegraph on Wednesday, the candidate, Mary Maxwell, said the U.S. government had a role in killing nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center and Pentagon, so it could make Americans hate Arabs and allow the military to bomb Muslim nations such as Iraq. Maxwell, 59, seeks the 2nd District congressional seat. The Concord resident opposes the incumbent, Charles Bass of Peterborough, and Berlin Mayor Bob Danderson in the Republican primary Sept. 12.

Katrina Recovery Funds Wasted by Contractors, Govt.

Thursday, 24 August 2006 12:04 A GMT-05
According to the report, the clearest instances of waste in Gulf Coast reconstruction are the contracting pyramids schemes – layers of subcontracting that turn an easy profit for the many middlemen. This layering creates distance between corporations such as Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) and the subcontractor that ultimately performs the work. It allows KBR, for example, to plead ignorance when labor abuses are uncovered, as happened when a subcontractor was caught employing undocumented immigrants late last year and accused of mistreating them.

"I Made a Promise" - The Story Of Indira Singh - Wall Street - 9/11 Whistleblower

Wednesday, 23 August 2006 11:20 P GMT-05
In this special report, Michael Kane recounts the personal story of JP Morgan IT professional, Indira Singh, a heroic 9/11 whistleblower who was fired, harrassed, and physically threatened for exposing the Saudi/terrorist-linked origins of one of the government's most pervasive software systems, and thereby offering the 9/11 Commission more truth than it ever wanted to know.

The Men Who Knew Too Much? NSA Wiretapping Whistleblowers Found Dead

Wednesday, 23 August 2006 9:00 P GMT-05
Two whistleblowers — one in Italy, one in Greece — uncovered a secret bugging system installed in cell phones around the world. Both met with untimely ends. The resultant scandals have received little press in the United States, despite the profound implications for American critics of the Bush administration. - Poll: Most think bin Laden planning another U.S. attack - Aug 23, 2006

Wednesday, 23 August 2006 8:43 P GMT-05
Seventy-four percent of the 1,033 adult Americans polled said they believe an attack is being planned, according to the poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation on behalf of CNN.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

August 23, 2006: Recent links of interest

911 Mainstream Media

Wednesday, 23 August 2006 1:31 A GMT-05

The CIA Torture Loophole

Tuesday, 22 August 2006 11:12 P GMT-05
The truth is, since 9/11, a lack of clarity compounded by a series of ambiguous administration memos effectively gave the CIA permission to abuse detainees. In March 2002, the CIA approved a set of harsh interrogation policies — including "waterboarding," which makes a person feel as if he is drowning — for use on high-level Al Qaeda suspects. And by December 2002, the CIA was reportedly operating secret detention centers where some of the harshest interrogation techniques were allegedly used on prisoners.

U.S. Army Intelligence Analyst Targeted For Suggesting New Independent 9/11 Investigation

Tuesday, 22 August 2006 5:00 P GMT-05
Army: Doubting Official 9/11 Story Is ‘Disloyal To The United States’

Only 20% Of Britons Believe Blair On Terror Threats

Tuesday, 22 August 2006 4:43 P GMT-05
A figure that is both telling and foreboding - that only one fifth of British citizens believe the Blair government is telling the truth on terror alerts - increases the chances of a staged attack to reinforce the notion that Islamo-Fascism is a real danger and not the invention of a ruthless Neo-Fascist government that has all but abolished freedom in the United Kingdom.

America's corporate-controlled media: garbage disguised as news

Tuesday, 22 August 2006 4:39 P GMT-05
While many in the developing world are malnourished because of lack of food, America is a nation where people can be gluttonous, and still remain malnourished because of the quality of the food they are consuming. This analogy also applies to the philosophies of corporate-controlled media: They provide the sensation of being “full” (i.e. informed) while their consumers starve for lack of substance.

Israelis rise up in anger over war

Tuesday, 22 August 2006 4:33 P GMT-05
In another sign of anger over the handling of the war, parents of fallen soldiers called for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's resignation, saying their sons had died for nothing.

The Flying Elephant: Evidence for Involvement of a Third Jet in the WTC Attacks

Monday, 21 August 2006 3:12 P GMT-05
At 9:04am, Diane Sawyer of ABC News made remarks on-air about the "circling" jet she and her colleagues "all saw" prior to the second strike. She admits she "just assumed" it was the same one that struck the South Tower.

Media Math: 1 Death 10 Years Ago > 3438 Deaths in July

Sunday, 20 August 2006 8:43 P GMT-05
It is not being callous to state that the death of a little girl 10 years ago, while tragic, certainly does not outweigh the deaths of 3438 people in one month, right here in the summer of 2006. 3438 men, women, children, husbands, wives, grandparents. 3438 individuals who were all living and breathing as recently as June 30th.

Mutiny as passengers refuse to fly until Asians are removed

Sunday, 20 August 2006 8:40 P GMT-05
British holidaymakers staged an unprecedented mutiny - refusing to allow their flight to take off until two men they feared were terrorists were forcibly removed.

French reopen Diana inquiry

Sunday, 20 August 2006 6:52 P GMT-05
The French director of public prosecutions has authorised a judge to reexamine two forensics experts whose evidence was central to the finding that the 1997 crash in Paris was a simple road accident caused by a drunk driver.

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