Today's conditions brought to you by the Bush Junta - marionettes of their hyperdimensional puppet masters - 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!
July 20, 2003
Signs staffer, Joe Quinn, photographed a mysterious cloud formation in Ireland shortly after we published Mysterious Smoke Rings or When is a Cloud not a Cloud?
discovered in young wheat below the Ridgeway
Comment: Although Linda Moulton Howe's interview with the land
surveyor leaves something to be desired, the article has two larger
photos of the crop circle taken by researcher Lucy
Comment: The articles are written in Czech, but contain some excellent photos. Reports on three recent ones in the Czech Republic.
by Scott Corrales
According to Dr. Santiago
Garcia, there has been an awareness of the unusual properties of
the area since the mid-nineteenth century, when farmers trying to
eke out a living in the forbidding environment became aware of the
"hot pebbles" which routinely fell to earth from the clear sky. In
the 1930s, Francisco Sarabia, an aviator from the northern Mexican
state of Coahuila,
and his group became aware of the "silence" when they found that it
was impossible to communicate with one another via walkie-talkies:
radio waves are not transmitted at the accustomed speed and
frequency. Portable radios would emit but the lightest whisper when
turned on at full volume. To this day, television signals cannot be
received in Ceballos or in the neighboring ranches. Some magnetic
force, with the power to dampen radio waves, seems to exist in
Chupacabras in La Palmilla?
Q: (L) Okay, can we ask now
about El Chupacabras?
Q: (L) It is a
'goatsucker.' Where does it come from?
Q: (L) If it is a window
faller, does it come from another
Q: (L) Okay, so it is like
a horizontal dimension. What
Q: (L) Is there some way to
capture or stop this creature?
Q: (L) Does the energy of
the fear of the witness enable the creature to continue its
existence? Does it feed on the excitement and fear, and is that
what makes it manifest?
Q: (L) What do you mean by
Q: (L) Does this mean that
something from our reality is also scaring something in that other
Q: (L) Is there any
possibility that this mutual creature is going to turn its
attention from animals to humans?
Q: (L) Okay, now, there are
a lot of current teachings that say that the 'dregs' of other
planets are being sent to Earth to 'refine' them, so to speak, and
that this is why the human race is so divided and antagonistic...
that the interactions are supposed to result in annihilation of the
weak and survival of the strong in both physical and spiritual
Laura reformatted and uploaded an older article: Monsters
Me and my Yeti
Tests by experts at Cambridge University and in Australia have shown that hairs and a footprint found by the Indiana Joneses from Stockport and Macclesfield do not belong to any known species.
The message is clear, bow to the imperium or else.
"There is no more dangerous theory in international politics
today than that we need to balance the power of America with other
competitor powers, different poles around which nations
Render unto Caesar (or else)
Thus spake the Emperor’s English regent in paying his respects on a flying visit to Washington DC, our latter-day Rome, and spelt out in no uncertain terms which side his bread is buttered on. If anyone had any doubts about where New Labour’s allegiance lies, this statement surely dispels our doubts once and for all. [...]
Two soldiers from the US 101st Airborne Division have been killed and another injured when their convoy came under attack in northern Iraq. [...]
07/19/03: (CBS) Amnesty International is looking into a number of cases of suspected torture in Iraq by American authorities. [...]
In Saddam’s day, countless Iraqis disappeared behind the walls of Abu Graib, one of the most notorious prisons in Iraq. It's open again for business with new wardens, the Americans. [...]
Pentagon seeking private security firm to police
With large parts of Iraq still gripped by lawlessness and guerrilla warfare, the Pentagon is planning to hire a private security firm to arm and train thousands of former Iraqi soldiers to guard government buildings, pipelines and other important installations. [...]
Arianna Huffington, AlterNet
Quick, somebody get the Bush White House a copy of "All the President's Men." A slow drip, drip, drip of incremental revelations and long-overdue admissions is not the way to stem a brewing scandal.
But that's exactly the approach the administration is taking with the firestorm arising from the president's Misstatement of the Union fiasco, a.k.a. Yellowcake-gate.
Suddenly everyone is asking: What didn't the president know, and why didn't he know it? And why does he know less and less every day?
The White House's handling of the yellowcake-uranium-from-Niger deception has been atrocious, and its attempts to spin the aftershocks have been even worse. The White House just doesn't seem to grasp the concept that, when you're sending American soldiers to die, the reasons given – all of the reasons – should be true.
In July 1973, at the height of the Watergate hearings, Richard Nixon announced: "What we were elected to do, we are going to do, and let others wallow in Watergate."
George Bush seems to be taking the same head-in-the-sand approach, letting it be known that, with the CIA's director taking responsibility for the Niger snafu, he considers the matter closed.
In the spirit of Tricky Dick, let me make myself perfectly clear: I'm not saying that Yellowcake-gate is the equivalent of Watergate.
I'm saying it's potentially much, much worse.
At its core, Watergate was about making sure that Nixon won an election. Yellowcake-gate is much more than a dirty trick played on the American public. It's about the Bush administration's pattern of deception as it shoved this country into a preemptive war – from the much-advertised but nonexistent links between Iraq and Al Qaeda to the hyping of Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction.
No one died as a result of Watergate, but more than 200 U.S. soldiers have been killed and thousands more wounded to rid the world of an imminent threat that wasn't. To say nothing of the countless Iraqis who have lost their lives.
And those numbers will only rise as we find ourselves stuck in a situation that Gen. Tommy Franks predicts will continue for at least four more years.
Bush is coming across as very presidential indeed.
Like his dad, he's out of the loop; like Bill Clinton, he's become a world-class word weasel; and like Nixon, he's shown a massive propensity for secrecy and dissembling.
Clinton was impeached for seven words he should not have uttered: "I never had sex with that woman." What price will Bush have to pay for his 16-word scam?
Comment: The Bush Reich's approach is rather interesting, isn't it? Is it simply a case of having their heads buried in the sand, or do they actually not care? Perhaps they are blinded to the consequences of their actions due to their collective psychopathy, or perhaps they know they won't have to worry about paying their dues. It appears the sky is starting to fall (literally), those imaginary terrorists are still evil and scary and ready to blow up America, and a total lockdown could be implemented with a twitch of Bushy's finger.
Sun July 20, 2003 03:27 AM ET
by The Associated Press
HELENA (AP) - A fire that started in Idaho west of Wisdom became a Montana fire Saturday as it burned deeper into heavy stands of timber on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest.
Several other fires around the state also expanded overnight, and the attack on a new fire near Glacier National Park was taken over by an interagency team of expert fire managers.
The Blackwall Fire in extreme western Montana doubled in size to 900 acres by Saturday, all of the growth coming on the Montana side of the border.
Violent storms swept through central Illinois early Friday, damaging homes, covering lawns with quarter-sized hail and dumping up to three inches of rain. [...]
Heavy storms and golf ball-sized hail snarled rush-hour traffic in the Chicago area Thursday afternoon and caused power outages for about 160,000 Commonwealth Edison customers. About 50,000 were still without service Friday morning, spokesman Tim Lindberg said. [...]
by Sherman H. Skolnick 12/8/00
Old-timers with covert operations expertise felt in their gut that something about the year 2000 presidential election blitz was part of an intelligence agency covert scheme. In spy parlance, they suspected the American people are victims of "black ops". Invoking "national security", the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency ordered the major press and wire services to play down if not entirely omit any possible CIA complicity mentioned in an Associated Press story later "spiked".
Comment: An older article, but something to think about, instead of getting caught up the George Tenet scripted drama composed entirely for your benefit. Be sure to check out the link to the actual AP article that was pulled from AP's web site.
Robert Uhlig Farming
GENEVA (AP) -- Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank have been "reduced to begging" by Israeli military action, and Israel is breaching international law by failing to provide much-needed aid, a UN expert said yesterday. [...]
AP, 13:16 Saturday 19th July 2003
Palestinian militants have abducted the Palestinian governor of the West Bank town of Jenin as he drove through the city centre. [...]
ROME - A journalist for an Italian news magazine has come forward, saying it was she who turned over to U.S. diplomats some documents purportedly showing that Iraq wanted to buy uranium from Niger. The documents turned out to be forgeries.
In an interview published Saturday, Corriere della Sera, a leading Italian daily, quoted Elisabetta Burba as saying her source "in the past proved to be reliable." The journalist, who writes for the weekly Panorama, refused to reveal her source.
"I realized that this could be a worldwide scoop, but that's exactly why I was very worried," Burba was quoted as saying. "If it turned out to be a hoax, and I published it, I would have ended my career."
Two days later he disappeared from his home. The next day, Friday, as Blair was en route to Tokyo from Washington where he was greeted as a hero by US senators and congressmen, Kelly was found dead in woods near his home in Oxfordshire.
Police on Saturday revealed that Kelly had apparently slashed one of his wrists.
Comment: Strange that Kelly would slash his wrist. In the Ananova article, Kelly warned of 'dark actors playing games', we discover that:
Kamal Ahmed in Tokyo and Gaby Hinsliff in London
Prime Minister's close ally Peter Mandelson made an astonishing
attack on the BBC last night as
Writing in The Observer, Mandelson said: 'It was the BBC's
obsession with him [Campbell] that led more
corporation's reporting of claims that intelligence was 'sexed up'
to justify the war - allegations for
BBC News UK
Instead of its normal single column editorial the paper devotes three to the apparent death of Iraq weapons expert and MoD advisor Dr David Kelly, and it pulls no punches at what it sees as a politically-inspired vendetta.
It says the victim was "pitchforked" into the very centre of a huge public row - and the motive was transparent: to put pressure on the BBC to name its source for a report alleging the government had embellished an intelligence dossier to strengthen the case for war against Iraq. [...]
Kamal Ahmed, political editor, in Tokyo
Britain will be billions of pounds better off if it joins the
European single currency, saving enough
Despite Treasury fears that joining the single currency too
early could lead to increases in tax rates
clear signal that paying for public services will be one of the
main planks of the referendum campaign
Comment: Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein furher. Ein Geld?
Civilians Trapped by Liberian Rebel
Mortar rounds thudded after dark near Monrovia's diplomatic
quarter after rebels firing rockets and
"They are still on the other side of the bridge and around the
port area, so we are building up our defenses,
YORK, July 19, 2003
Raymond McGovern, a former CIA analyst and supervisor, says, "Never before in my 40 years of experience in this town has intelligence been used in so cynical and so orchestrated a way."
McGovern is one of several retired intelligence analysts who say they are speaking out for those who can't inside the CIA. [...]
THE United States government agreed yesterday to suspend the threat of secret military hearings against nine British terror suspects held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Downing Street said the futures of the men - who had faced a possible death penalty - would be the subject of high-level discussions between the Attorney General and US authorities.
The breakthrough came after private discussions between Tony Blair and George Bush, the US president, during the Prime Minister’s whistle-stop visit to Washington. It could now pave the way for hearings in the mould of the Lockerbie trial, staged in the Netherlands, or trials on US or British soil. [...]
Comment: Apparently Caesar thought Mr. Blair engaged in enough bowing and foot-kissing during his recent visit to the USA.
Leonard Peltier: America's Political
[...] AIM [American Indian Movement] also had the misfortune of becoming active just as COINTELPRO was effectively decimating other social movements. The first major Native-American protest came in 1969 when activists occupied Alcatraz Island to demand the United States government honor a treaty that ceded unoccupied federal lands to Native-Americans. After the de facto leader of the Alcatraz protest, Richard Oakes, was slain by a white man (who was only charged with manslaughter and subsequently acquitted), AIM decided to focus on reservations where "traditional" Native-Americans were being exploited or abused by their "pro-government" counterparts. This led to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota , where AIM was violently opposed by an FBI supported vigilante group known as "Guardians of the Oglala Nation" (GOONS). The result, as described by William F. Muldrow, former director of the Rocky Mountain Regional Office of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, was an "unprecedented climate of fear and terror," which ultimately culminated in over sixty unsolved murders.[...]
[...] When a comet nears the sun, a trail of dust and other debris burns off and remains in solar orbit. As Earth orbits the sun, it passes through this debris field spread across its path. Small bits burn up in the atmosphere, creating meteors. Meteors come from other sources, too, but comet debris streams are the source of sometimes dramatic meteor showers.
When to watch
The part of Earth where dawn is breaking is always at the leading edge of our planet's plunge along its orbital path around the Sun. This part of the planet tends to "catch" oncoming meteors left by a comet, whereas the other side of Earth, where it is dusk or late evening, outruns the debris. For that reason, the hours between midnight and dawn are typically the best time to watch a meteor shower.
Significant meteor showers are announced on Spacewatch.
US slips in demand to drop ban on harmful pesticide
Critics say ad campaign on condition raises ethical questions
Elizabeth Cohen and Debra
That's the new marketing message from pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Co., which has the only drug with Food and Drug Administration approval to treat adults with ADD.
Some see the national ad campaign as a way to educate the public about a little-known condition; others said Eli Lilly is trying to convince members of the public that they have the disorder to increase demand for its new medication.
[...] What I'm building up to here is, we have the possibility of huge and ongoing and accelerating publicity leading up to the trial over the course of many months.
Which could mean yet another major episode of black-white polarization in America. [...]
Declassified documents obtained by the Sunday Herald reveal the extraordinary attempts that were made to glean vital clues relating to Britain's worst terrorist atrocity - 270 people died when PanAm Flight 103 was blown up over Lockerbie in December 1988.
The 26-page report is an insight into the now decommissioned Star Gate programme, a $20m CIA initiative which ran from 1972 to the mid-1990s.
It was launched with the aim of training individuals to gather intelligence information by "transcending the boundaries of space and time" through their minds.
Using a process known as "remote viewing", investigators attempted to provide information that could be useful to the intelligence sources about international tensions and major investigations. [...]
Comment: Be wary of all reports on Cointelpro operations, particularly all the nonsense that has flooded the market on remote viewing. We are not saying that there is nothing to it, but reports like this one are typical public relations stunts.
By Andrew Orlowski in San Francisco
Recording Industry Association of America's attack on US culture
has escalated at an
Friday the lobby group that works on behalf of the large, mostly
Comment: That's the way to get those table-scrap pilfering teenagers. One step away from declaring them terrorists.
escalation in violence threatens to bring the US criminal justice
system to an impasse: although
Evans dubs the 'Recording Incarceration Industry of America' he's
only half-joking. If the RIAA
Comment: See related stories - Congress mulls prison terms for KaZaA users, and for some corruption in politics - Congressman pocketed $18,000 for RIAA 'lobbying trip'
Sat July 19, 2003 10:40 PM ET
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A tooth said to have been pulled from Elvis Presley after an injury failed to attract the minimum $100,000 selling price on the eBay Web site by the time a 10-day auction ended, officials said on Saturday. [...]
Frenzied, but ultimately fraudulent bidding briefly pushed the price above $2 million before eBay required potential buyers to register if they wanted to place bids, according to Anthony DeFontes, who represents hairdresser Flo Briggs of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Though the dental artifact, which was packaged with shorn strands of the crooner's hair, created an Internet frenzy -- 161,000 people viewed the web page within 48 hours, DeFontes said -- no legitimate bids remained when the auction ended shortly before midnight on Friday. [...]
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