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The most successful tyranny is not the one
that uses force to assure uniformity but the one that removes the
awareness of other possibilities, that makes it seem inconceivable
that other ways are viable, that removes the sense that there is an
"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it." - Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong. --Voltaire--
consciousness is freedom
Life is religion. Life experiences reflect how one interacts with God. Those who are asleep are those of little faith in terms of their interaction with the creation. Some people think that the world exists for them to overcome or ignore or shut out. For those individuals, the worlds will cease. They will become exactly what they give to life. They will become merely a dream in the "past." People who pay strict attention to objective reality right and left, become the reality of the "Future." [Cassiopaea 09-28-02]
2003 Today's edition of
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"unseen." If you can't stand the heat of Objective Reality, get out
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Surveillance Bill Sails Through Senate - The Senate yesterday overwhelmingly approved a bill intended to close a legal loophole that lawmakers say prevented the FBI from obtaining a warrant to conduct surveillance of terrorist suspect Zacarias Moussaoui before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The legislation, known as t
Surveillance Bill Sails Through Senate - The Senate yesterday overwhelmingly approved a bill intended to close a legal loophole that lawmakers say prevented the FBI from obtaining a warrant to conduct surveillance of terrorist suspect Zacarias Moussaoui before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The legislation, known as the "Moussaoui fix," was approved 90 to 4. It would make it easier for the FBI to seek warrants for wiretaps and searches on non-Americans suspected of planning terrorist attacks, by eliminating a requirement to show the suspect was connected to a known terrorist group or a country that sponsors terrorism. The FBI did not pursue a warrant to search Moussaoui's computer before the Sept. 11 attacks because officials believed they could not show the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that he was tied to a terrorist group or country that sponsored terrorism, senators said. Moussaoui is charged with conspiring in the attacks. Moussaoui was in custody on immigration charges when the attacks occurred. He has denied being part of the Sept. 11 plot.
Gaza visitors must sign waiver in case army shoots them - The Israeli military yesterday began obliging foreigners entering the Gaza Strip to sign waivers absolving the army from responsibility if it shoots them. Visitors must also declare that they are not peace activists. The move came hours before an autopsy on James Miller - the British cameraman killed in a Gaza refugee camp - confirmed that he was almost certainly killed by an Israeli soldier, despite the army's assertions to the contrary. Yesterday, the British government demanded an Israeli military police criminal investigation into Miller's death and the shooting of another Briton by the army in Gaza, Tom Hurndall, a peace activist.
Mr Hurndall is in a coma with severe brain damage after being shot in the head by an Israeli soldier last month as he attempted to protect a small child from gunfire. The Foreign Office minister, Mike O'Brien, called in the Israeli ambassador to London to press the demand, which diplomatic sources portrayed as a ratcheting up of pressure on the Israeli government. "On the basis of the evidence we've seen, we feel this case is so serious that we are asking for a military police investigation," said a Foreign Office spokesperson.
The waiver to enter Gaza requires foreigners, including United Nations relief workers, to acknowledge that they are entering a danger zone and will not hold the Israeli army responsible if they are shot or injured. The army document also warns visitors they are forbidden from approaching the security fences next to Jewish settlements or entering "military zones" in Rafah refugee camp close to the Egyptian border where Miller was shot dead on Saturday.
David Bloom's death tied to smallpox shot? - Is the death of NBC News correspondent David Bloom during Operation Iraqi Freedom the result of a vaccination he received before the war? That question is being raised in connection with a CBS News report which says the federal government is doing a sudden about-face and will let states stop administering the high-risk smallpox shot. David Bloom The 39-year-old Bloom, who was embedded with the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division outside Baghdad and co-anchor of the ''Today'' show weekend editions, died of an apparent blood clot several weeks after getting both the smallpox and anthrax vaccines.
Cheney firm paid millions in bribes to Nigerian official - The reputation of Halliburton, the oil industry giant once run by Vice-President Dick Cheney, took a new blow yesterday when it admitted one of its subsidiaries had paid millions of dollars to a Nigerian official in return for tax breaks. The company said it had informed the US securities and exchange commission (SEC) of about $2.4m (£1.5m) in improper payments to the official, who had posed as a tax consultant, it claimed.
The payments emerged during an audit. Halliburton said they "clearly violated" the company's code of conduct and "several" employees had been fired. The SEC is investigating, and the firm could face a tax bill of up to $5m in Nigeria. It is the second controversy involving the firm within a week. Earlier, army officials acknowledged that the company's subsidiary Kellogg Brown and Root had a far broader role in the Iraqi oil industry than previously disclosed, encompassing not just fighting fires but operating oilfields.
Meanwhile Richard Perle, an influential Pentagon adviser, was accused of a new conflict of interests after it was revealed that he had briefed investors on how to profit from a potential war with Iraq or North Korea after attending a classified intelligence meeting on the two countries. The defence policy board, of which Mr Perle was then chairman, received the information from the defence intelligence agency in February.
Three weeks later he gave a talk to Goldman Sachs investors, delivered as part of a conference call, titled Implications of an Imminent War: Iraq Now. North Korea Next?
A source who was at the defence intelligence agency briefing told the Los Angeles Times: "That bothered me because the title of the talk made it sound like he had the inside track on what we were going to do." The Los Angeles Times broke the story.
Mr Perle, who declined to comment yesterday, resigned as chairman of the board in March after bad publicity concerning his links with the failed telecoms firm Global Crossing, which was seeking a favourable ruling from the Pentagon; his directorship of the UK intelligence firm Autonomy; and his meeting with Adnan Khashoggi, a Saudi arms dealer, and another businessman who wanted to influence Washington's Iraq policies. He remains a member of the defence policy board, a group of private citizens whose nominations are approved by Donald Rumsfeld, the secretary of defence.
At the same classified meeting, on February 27, the board received a presentation about military communications systems, the LA Times reported. Mr Perle's venture capital firm, Trireme Partners, has been exploring this area for possible investments. The revelations will increase the pressure on Mr Perle.
Video of Dubya at the school, being told of the second plane impacting the WTC, and continuing the read as of nothing had happened. THE VIDEO THAT PROVES 9-11 WAS NOT A SURPRISE. By now you have all heard the strange story of how George Bush claimed to have seen the first plane hit the World Trade Tower on TV before going into a school room to read to some children. This is a strange story because there was no video of the first impact until a day later, when a video shot by a documentary film crew that captured the first impact surfaced.
EXPERIMENTS REVEAL THAT CELL PHONES COULD NOT HAVE BEEN USED FROM AIRCRAFT ON SEPTEMBER 11TH - Were phone calls faked to help sell the official story?
Neocons dance a Strauss waltz Is United States foreign policy being run by followers of an obscure German Jewish political philosopher whose views were elitist, amoral and hostile to democratic government? Suddenly, political Washington is abuzz about Leo Strauss, who arrived in the US in 1938 and taught at several major universities before his death in 1973. "Strauss thinks that a political order can be stable only if it is united by an external threat," Drury wrote in her book. "Following Machiavelli, he maintains that if no external threat exists, then one has to be manufactured. Had he lived to see the collapse of the Soviet Union, he would have been deeply troubled because the collapse of the 'evil empire' poses a threat to America's inner stability.
The two faces of Rumsfeld -
Oil scandal billionaire tells French court of
May 8, 2003 Today's edition of Brought to You by The Bush Junta, Produced and Directed by the CIA, based on an original script by Henry Kissinger, with a cast of billions....The "Greatest Shew on Earth," no doubt, and if you don't have a good sense of humor, don't read this page! It is designed to reveal the "unseen." If you can't stand the heat of Objective Reality, get out of the kitchen!
STOPPING A POLICE STATE - Prof. Francis Boyle, University of Illinois Law School, drafted articles of impeachment against Bush, Cheney et al. in January, 2003. Since then, he notes, "it's gotten much worse." Boyle exposes the role of the Federalist Society in the Bush administration, and their drafting of Patriot Act I and Patriot Act II: a police state. He discusses the International Criminal Court (ICC) case being prepared against Blair and others in the British government for aggressive war on Iraq. Britain was a signer of the International Criminal Court. The Bush administration knowingly repudiated Clinton’s signature as an ICC member, cognizant that it planned an unprovoked attack on a UN member (Afghanistan and then, Iraq) and didn’t want the ICC breathing down their necks, Boyle observes. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld et al. will likely be indicted in the ICC trial as accessories to Blair’s crimes. Prof. Boyle also brings us up to date on the Impeach Bush campaigns. Who in Congress will bring impeachment charges against this rogue administration?
Swiss Re Says Silverstein Concocted Case to Cover His Error - In a brief filed today with the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Swiss Re provides detailed, unequivocal evidence not previously presented to the public that within 24 hours after the tragic loss of nearly 2,800 lives, World Trade Center leaseholder Larry Silverstein developed plans to spin the facts for the sole purpose of maximizing his personal financial gain.
This Week's Earhweek - A diary of the state of the planet this week.
23% Of Florida Third Graders Flunk Reading Test - No Floridian can feel comfortable with the recent news that 43,260 public-school third-graders -- 23 percent of that class -- failed the FCAT reading portion. To let those children move on to the fourth grade without positive proof that they can read would be irresponsible. Volumes of research show that children who have not mastered reading by the end of the third grade tend to have problems for the remainder of their formal education. Sending a child who can't read on to the next grade is the equivalent of throwing a person who can't swim into deeper and deeper water.
Doctors Are the Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S - Cause 250,000 Deaths Every Year - According to Dr. Barbara Starfield of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, 250,000 deaths per year are caused by medical errors, making this the third-largest cause of death in the U.S., following heart disease and cancer.
Iraq's future worries Saudis.... [The Americans]... see all Arabs as prey ' - The situation in Iraq continues to alarm its southern neighbour Saudi Arabia, the BBC's Heba Saleh reports from Riyadh. Despite being a close American ally, Saudi Arabia was one of the most vocal opponents of the war against Iraq. The Saudi Government continues to watch warily developments in its northern neighbour. It is concerned Iraq might descend into chaos or even fail to stay united, leading to the creation of a new Shia state across the largely Sunni kingdom's border. Another worry for the Saudi authorities has been the rising anti-American sentiment within the country. Some are disconcerted by American talk about creating a new Middle East in which Iraq would serve as a beacon for democracy. "Democracy as understood by Westerners is not to be desired," says Soliman, a young graduate of a religious college. "Their democracy means applying the majority view, but in Islam, matters should be decided according to the Koran and the tradition of the prophet Mohammed and not according to the view of the people." But in the markets of Riyadh, it is clear it is not only the religious conservatives who mistrust the Americans. A woman I met in the marketplace said she thought there was a "Jewish plan". "It's even in the Koran," she said. "I don't know what's going to happen to Saudi. Something will happen maybe in five years, six years." A man I spoke to was equally distrustful. "We hope the Americans will not get to the kingdom," he said. "May they never come to the kingdom or approach it. "But sure they have designs on the kingdom, they see all Arabs as prey."
Cats 'farmed for skins in EU' - BBC News has seen evidence which suggests that cats are being farmed for their skins in the European Union. It is thought that tens of thousands, possibly hundreds of thousands of cat and dog skins are traded in Europe each year. Campaigners say that now is the time for national governments or the European Commission to act. Europe, it seems, is a magnet for cat and dog fur. Cat blankets, so the aficionados say, are good for rheumatism. Dog pelts are often labelled misleadingly and sold as the fur of some exotic, even mythical beast. Since the US has banned the trade of cat and dog skins, the European market has expanded. A video seen by BBC correspondent Tim Franks shows one Belgian furrier displaying a blanket he says was made from cats farmed in Belgium. What is more, he says that stray cats and dogs are rounded up and skinned. That would seem to contradict the assertion from the officials who help run the EU at the European Commission that there is no cat or dog farming inside the union.
Baghdad blogger re-appears - An Iraqi web logger knocked offline by the war in Iraq has resurfaced. During the early days of the conflict, the Dear Raed web log was avidly read by thousands of web users keen to find out how it was changing the lives of ordinary Iraqis. Now the conflict is over the web log, or blog, has re-appeared to give people another intimate glimpse of life during wartime. To make up for the days when he could not post, the Dear Raed web logger has updated his journal with 15 entries covering the invasion of Baghdad and the immediate aftermath. Baghdad calling Salam Pax became well-known among web users in the opening weeks of the Iraq conflict for his web log. The web log stopped being updated on 24 March as the war approached Baghdad and electrical power and telephone lines were knocked out. But even throughout the days when he could not get his words on to the internet, the man behind Dear Raed has been recording his thoughts and this week managed to get them on to the web. "War sucks big time. Don't let yourself ever be talked into having one waged in the name of your freedom," reads one of the most recent entries.
Good day, fellow serfs - It makes me wonder if, as a group, Americans are more like a flock of bleating sheep, or a herd of lowing cattle. As individuals, are we more like robots, or whipped dogs?
When Going to See Your Son is a Crime - Public Housing, Trespassing Laws & Social Control
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