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"You get America out of Iraq and Israel out of Palestine and you'll stop the terrorism." - Cindy Sheehan

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Brian Whitaker
November 29, 2005
UK Guardian
There is a remarkable article in the latest issue of the American Jewish weekly, Forward. It calls for President Bush to be impeached and put on trial "for misleading the American people, and launching the most foolish war since Emperor Augustus in 9 BC sent his legions into Germany and lost them".

To describe Iraq as the most foolish war of the last 2,014 years is a sweeping statement, but the writer is well qualified to know.

He is Martin van Creveld, a professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and one of the world's foremost military historians. Several of his books have influenced modern military theory and he is the only non-American author on the US Army's list of required reading for officers.

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Comment: Professor Crevald asks Why President Bush "nevertheless decided to go to war escapes me and will no doubt preoccupy historians to come," can easily be answered if one considers the ideas of Dr. Andrew Lobczewski.

I shall accept the denomination of “pathocracy” for a system of government thus created, wherein a small pathological minority takes control over a society of normal people. The name thus selected above all underscores the basic quality of the macro social psychopathological phenomenon, which differentiates it from the many possible social systems dominated by normal people’s structure, custom, and law.[...]

If the many managerial positions of a government are assumed by individuals deprived of sufficient abilities to feel and understand most other people and who also have deficiencies as regards technical imagination and practical skills - faculties indispensable for governing economic and political matters - this must result in an exceptionally serious crisis in all areas, both within the country in question and with regard to international relations.[...]

The following question thus suggests itself: what happens if the network of understandings among psychopaths achieves power in leadership positions with international exposure? This can happen, especially during the later phases of the phenomenon. Goaded by their character, such people thirst for just that [international exposure] even though it would conflict with their own life interest… They do not understand that a catastrophe would ensue. Germs are not aware that they will be burned alive or buried deep in the ground along with the human body whose death they are causing.[...]

Pathocracy is a disease of great social movements followed by entire societies, nations, and empires. In the course of human history, it has affected social, political, and religious movements as well as the accompanying ideologies… and turned them into caricatures of themselves…. This occurred as a result of the … participation of pathological agents in a pathodynamically similar process. That explains why all the pathocracies of the world are, and have been, so similar in their essential properties. [...]

The actions of [pathocracy] affect an entire society, starting with the leaders and infiltrating every town, business, and institution. The pathological social structure gradually covers the entire country creating a “new class” within that nation. This privileged class [of pathocrats] feels permanently threatened by the “others”, i.e. by the majority of normal people. Neither do the pathocrats entertain any illusions about their personal fate should there be a return to the system of normal man. [Andrew M. Lobaczewski, Ph.D. (psychology); Political Ponerology: A science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes Available from Red Pill Press in early 2006]



By Judith Coburn
November 22, 2005
America is facing the mother of all Constitutional crises -- and the media remains silent.

Will Plamegate lead to the collapse of the Bush presidency or even impeachment? These are, in the end, matters less of legality than politics, consciousness, and conscience. A Republican-dominated Congress impeached President Bill Clinton for lying to a grand jury about sex with a White House intern, while President Bush remains free even from hearings, let alone legal action, on his administration's many Watergate-like excesses. Now that's politics!

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By Les Blough, Editor
Nov 25, 2005
Typically, we see this kind of internecine bloodletting among the U.S. Democrats and Republicans, during their election campaigns. In those times it is ultimately about who benefits from the spoils from U.S. imperialism and wars. In those pre-election battles they fight for who will control of the wealth robbed from their victim nations and the workers and oppressed of this country. But this time their cannibalism has an added dimension.

This time the dogfight in congress is an attempt by the Democrats to suddenly disavow their involvement and complicity in the U.S. war on the people of Iraq and to blame the war on their political foes - the Republicans who obviously lied about WMD, fabricated linkages between Iraq and the 9/11/01 attacks and led the invasion in Iraq. The fight also serves to maintain an illusion that Washington was divided on whether to carry out the war and genocide which continues to be executed in Iraq.

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By E&P Staff
November 29, 2005
Publisher, Arnie Kotler at Koa Books, meanwhile released a letter to her supporters, charging that “AP and Reuters posted photos - I can't imagine why - of Cindy sitting at the book table between signings, rather than while someone was at the table. And now the smear websites are circulating an article, with these photos, that Cindy gave a signing and nobody came. It's simply not true…. the benefit books signing in Crawford, Texas on November 26, 2005 was well attended and a huge success.”

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By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: November 29, 2005
NY Times
In an Associated Press interview Monday, former Powell chief of staff Lawrence Wilkerson also said that wrongheaded ideas for the handling of foreign detainees after Sept. 11 arose from a coterie of White House and Pentagon aides who argued that ''the president of the United States is all-powerful,'' and that the Geneva Conventions were irrelevant.

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By Rupert Cornwell in Washington
30 November 2005
Wilkerson sez: Under Mr Cheney's protection, "the Secretary of Defence moved out to do what they wanted to do in the first place".

Asked whether the Vice-President was guilty of a war crime, Col Wilkerson said it was "an interesting question". It was certainly a domestic crime "to advocate terror", and "I would suspect it is ­ for whatever it's worth, an international crime as well".

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30 November 2005
UK Independent
Editorial
Mr Cheney has all along held two overriding beliefs. The first is in the supreme power of the presidency, a power that frees Mr Bush of the need to observe the constraints of international agreements. The second is that Islamic terrorism represents an existential threat to the United States. Therefore all means to defeat it are legitimate. From this mindset stem most of the decisions that have stained America's reputation: the reckless treatment of pre-war intelligence on weapons of mass destruction, ignoring the views of the UN and the International Atomic Energy Agency, the prison abuse scandals in Afghanistan, at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib - even the use of white phosphorus in Fallujah.

Perhaps the most poignant of Mr Wilkerson's claims this week was his recollection of General Powell once screaming down a phone to the Defence Secretary as the international furore grew about the US treatment of prisoners: "Donald, don't you understand what you are doing to our image?" Even if they understood, Donald and Dick evidently did not care.

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By JEFFREY ST. CLAIR
Counterpunch.org
Yesterday, Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham pled guilty to federal charges of bribery and tax evasion. What follows is an excerpt from the first chapter of Jeffrey St. Clair's new book Grand Theft Pentagon, available soon from Common Courage Press.

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By DOUG THOMPSON
Nov 30, 2005
The belief the war itself has been a mistake is one shared by a growing number of those whose job it is to wage war – the pros at the Pentagon and in the intelligence community and the same pros that George W. Bush ignored in his headlong march into a losing war in Iraq.

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By GARY LEUPP
Counterpunch.org
But what if he was used, unwittingly, his callous cruel arrogant nature exploited by those who really are Evil Incarnate, and who are going to make him go down in the "History" he alternately validates and despises as the worst and stupidest president ever? How painful for the spoiled brat, who as Texas governor mocked a born-again Christian death-row inmate, pursing his lips to the camera in mock desperation cracking that she'd pleaded, "Please, don't kill me!" before he happily decreed her death. How painful for a child of privilege accustomed to abusing everybody else to wake up and discover he's been had by people far more aware and intelligent than him.

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Nov 29, 2005
Reuters
"Any member of Congress, Republican or Democrat, must take their office seriously and the ethics seriously.

"The idea of a congressman taking money is outrageous. And Congressman Cunningham is going to realize that he has broken the law and is going to pay a serious price, which he should," Bush said.

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By William Marvel
Administration-friendly television broadcasters now air government-produced videotapes under the guise of independent news, and administration-friendly senators may kill the attempt to expose such flagrant propaganda.

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By Rachelle Marshall
WE’RE AN empire now, and when we act we create our own reality.—Administration official quoted in “Say Anything,” by Jim Holt in The New Yorker, Aug. 22, 2005.

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By Andrew I. Killgore
Washington Report
November 2005
Presumably the Israel lobby’s political clout would preclude an FBI investigation of the AIPAC colossus unless it had the president’s approval. If the wording of Rosen’s indictment is correct, it means that the investigation was ongoing during the presidency of Bill Clinton, who was all but surrounded by Zionists. The fact that the investigation is continuing means that President Bush is aware of it and, so far, approving it.

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By: Blairwatch
28.11.2005
"A QC specialising in media law said: "If the material has already been published it's pretty hard to see how the subsequent publication of the same material will either amount to a disclosure - because how can you disclose something that's already been circulated? - or satisfy the test that the publication is damaging."

"There is one more likely outcome in this outrageous affair. It is that the Blair government, in trying to banish from public consumption the ill-timed and appallingly judged remark of the world's most powerful commander-in-chief, will prolong its life — or even give it a new one."

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November 27th 2005
kurtnimmo.com
Our new COINTELPRO, run by military intelligence and probably the CIA, will make the old COINTELPRO pale in comparison.


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Comment: As Andrew Lobaczewski writes in his book: Political Ponerology:

Any war waged by a pathocratic nation has two fronts, the internal and the external. The internal front is more important for the leaders and the governing elite, and the internal threat is the deciding factor where unleashing war is concerned. [...]

Pathocracy has other internal reasons for pursuing expansionism through the use of all means possible. As long as that “other” world governed by the systems of normal man exists, it inducts into and within the strivings of the non-pathological majority, thereby creating a certain sense of direction. The non-pathological majority of the country’s population will never stop dreaming of the reinstatement of normal man’s system in any possible form. This majority will never stop watching other countries, waiting for the opportune moment; its attention and power must therefore be distracted from this purpose, and the masses must be educated and channeled in the direction of imperialist strivings. Such goals must be pursued doggedly so that everyone knows what is being fought for and in whose name a harsh discipline and poverty must be endured. This latter factor effectively limits the possibility of “subversive” activities on the part of the society of normal people.

The ideology must of course furnish a corresponding justification for this alleged right to conquer the world, and must therefore be properly elaborated. Expansionism is derived from the very nature of pathocracy, not from ideology, but this fact must be masked by ideology.


By Paul Wolf with contributions from Robert Boyle, Bob Brown, Tom Burghardt, Noam Chomsky, Ward Churchill, Kathleen Cleaver, Bruce Ellison, Cynthia McKinney, Nkechi Taifa, Laura Whitehorn, Nicholas Wilson, and Howard Zinn.
Presented to U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson at the World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa by the members of the Congressional Black Caucus attending the conference: Donna Christianson, John Conyers, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Barbara Lee, Sheila Jackson Lee, Cynthia McKinney, and Diane Watson, September 1, 2001.

[The United States] is not quite a democracy. And one of the things that makes it not quite a democracy is the existence of outfits like the FBI and the CIA. Democracy is based on openness, and the existence of a secret policy, secret lists of dissident citizens, violates the spirit of democracy.

Despite its carefully contrived image as the nation's premier crime fighting agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has always functioned primarily as America's political police.

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By Andy Borowitz
Newsweek Humor
Nov. 29, 2005
President Bush’s new immigration proposal could also prevent investigations into leaks of classified information.

According to White House insiders, using illegal immigrants to perform leaking functions that were formerly the responsibility of White House aides has several advantages. Principally, after leaking the information to reporters, the guest workers can sneak over the border back to their country of origin before being subpoenaed, indicted or summoned to testify before Congress.

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30 November 2005
AlJazeera
Commenting on the president's Annapolis speech, White House spokesman Scott McClellan described it as "an unclassified version of the plan that we've been pursuing in Iraq".

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30.11.2005
By CHARLES J. HANLEY
AP Special Correspondent
In a February 2003 report, a month before the U.S. invasion, Crane and Terrill had warned that the United States might "win the war but lose the peace" if it attacked Iraq. They suggested armed resistance to an occupation would grow, a harsh American response would further alienate Iraqis, and establishing political stability would prove difficult — all predictions that were borne out.

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Associated Press
Nov. 28, 2005
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Hard-pressed military tapping retirees

Sally Olson said she disagrees with President Bush that the war in Iraq was justified.

Gary Olson said when his wife showed him the large brown envelope the Army sent last month, he knew without even looking inside that it contained his orders because two years ago he declined the military's invitation to voluntarily come out of retirement.

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By T. Christian Miller
LA Times Staff Writer
November 27, 2005
WASHINGTON - One hot, dusty day in June, Col. Ted Westhusing was found dead in a trailer at a military base near the Baghdad airport, a single gunshot wound to the head.

The Army would conclude that he committed suicide with his service pistol. At the time, he was the highest-ranking officer to die in Iraq.

The Army closed its case. But the questions surrounding Westhusing's death continue.

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Nov. 30, 2005
islamonline.net
Human Rights Watch revealed in September that US troops routinely subjected Iraqi detainees to severe beatings and other cruel and inhumane treatment as a "way of sport" or just to "relieve stress".

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November 29th 2005
Kurt Nimmo
One look at the CPT (Christian Peacemaker Teams) in Iraq website and it becomes obvious who abducted Kember and his associates and why. CPT has worked as “an alternative voice to the reporters ‘embedded’ with Coalition forces,” have used “their bodies to protect critical civilian infra-structure such as water treatment facilities, electrical plants, and hospitals,” have documented “abuse of detainees by Coalition forces,” and “have ventured forth in response to urging from Iraqi human rights workers in Karbala.” No doubt all of this Christian activity sincerely upsets the Pentagon and the Bushcons.

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By Sean Rayment
Defence Correspondent
27/11/2005
A "trophy" video appearing to show security guards in Baghdad randomly shooting Iraqi civilians has sparked two investigations after it was posted on the internet, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal.

The video has sparked concern that private security companies, which are not subject to any form of regulation either in Britain or in Iraq, could be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of innocent Iraqis.

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November 28th 2005
Kurt Nimmo
Aegis is run by a former British soldier and a one-time member of the Scots Guards, Tim Spicer, who made a sum of money violating a UN arms embargo in Sierra Leone and touching off a coup in Papua New Guinea.

In Belfast in 1992, two men under Spicer’s command killed an unarmed teenager and father of two children, Peter Mc Bride. Mark Wright and James Fisher were charged with the murder and sentenced to life, but thanks to campaign led by the Daily Mail and with help from the British Ministry of Defense, the men were released after serving three years. A British Army review board eventually reinstated Wright and Fisher, probably because they really have no problem with their soldiers killing unarmed Irish civilians.

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wrmea.com
1949 to November 1, 1997

Grand Total: $84,854,827,200

Total US Taxpayer Cost per Israeli: $23,240

Total Benefits per Israeli: $14,630


By Anne Gwynne
Washington Report
November 2005, pages 14-16
EDITORS’ NOTE: This is a rare eyewitness account of one of Israel’s hundreds of illegal “targeted murders” of young Palestinian men, members of the legal resistance. It is the only eyewitness account of this particular brutal murder. The author was part of a team from ITV Wales which made two films in Balaata/Nablus, shown in the UK in January 2004 and January 2005. The second featured Muhammad Al-’Assi. Gwynne was gathering material for a follow-up to that interview, to piece together the story of the Al-’Assi family’s suffering since 1948, when they were driven from their home near Jaffa by well-armed, invading Jewish colonists. Excerpt From Press Report: “Israelis Kill Palestinian Militant in Nablus Raid” 14.07.2005 - 06:48 By Nadia Sa’ad NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters)—[Israeli] Troops killed Mohammed al-Asi, a local commander of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in Nablus, during an exchange of fire with Palestinian gunmen after surrounding a building and calling on militants inside to surrender, the army said. “After several hours they identified one of the wanted men trying to escape. They called on him several times to stop and eventually opened fire,” an army spokeswoman said.

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Nov. 29, 2005
By JEREMY MAISSEL
Jerusalem Post
This is the conclusion of a recent "scientific" study entitled "Natural History of Ashkenazi Intelligence" that triggered several articles in popular publications such as New York Magazine, The New York Times and the Economist. In this study, Gregory Cochran, Jason Hardy and Henry Harpending of the University Of Utah's anthropology department suggest a genetic explanation to account for this remarkable intellectual achievement.

Undoubtedly Ashkenazim have made a disproportionate contribution to Western intellectual and cultural life - think Freud, Einstein, Mahler, or Woody Allen and Jerry Seinfeld, to name but a few. But saying that Ashkenazi genes are different calls into question the motivation behind the research.

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By MARC PERELMAN
November 25, 2005
The charges against Irving, filed by Austrian prosecutors, were based on two 1989 speeches in which he denied the existence of the gas chambers. If convicted, Irving could face up to 20 years in prison.

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By DEVLIN BARRETT
Associated Press Writer
29 November 2005
El Paso Times
"Based on the information that we have today, Congress never would have been asked to give the president authority to use force against Iraq," she said. Clinton stopped short of saying her vote was a mistake, the political path chosen by two other potential Democratic candidates - former vice presidential candidate John Edwards and Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del.

"Given years of assurances that the war was nearly over and that the insurgents were in their 'last throes," this administration was either not being honest with the American people or did not know what was going on in Iraq," she wrote.


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By Glenn Kessler
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
The controversy over the prisons has threatened to overshadow Condi Rice's planned five-day trip to Europe next week, and she used a meeting yesterday with Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany's new foreign minister, to respond to the growing clamor for answers.

"The United States realizes that these are topics that are generating interest among European publics as well as parliaments, and that these questions need to be responded to," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters, adding, "These are certainly legitimate questions."

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By Scott D. O'Reilly
George Bush has assumed Caesar-like powers in the name of defending America. The results, however, have been to increase the threat to our national security.



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29 Nov 2005
By Eric Hufschmid
President Bush may have committed a lot of crimes, but the most important criminals are Edgar Bronfman, Sumner Redstone, Samuel Newhouse, and other people who control Hollywood, television, school textbooks, and other sources of information.

They are allowing wars and corruption on a phenomenal scale

Many people promote the idea that the Vatican is trying to take over the world, or that some mysterious group of people called "neocons" or "illuminati" are trying to get control.

However, most of the wars and chaos of the 20th century seem to have been intended to help Israel and to destroy America, Europe, and Russia.

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29 Nov 2005
By Greg Szymanski
Professor Steven E. Jones only was in the public eye for five days before BYU told him to stop giving interviews. Now the university has issued a public statement distancing itself from Jones and even discrediting his work. Critics suggest Bush administration had its dirty hand in forcing BYU to 'shut up' its professor.

Jones’ notoriety turned out to be short lived as only days after giving numerous press interviews, including a six-minute spot on MSNBC, BYU officials twisted his arm and convinced him to stop appearing publicly.

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By GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press Writer
N.C. Judge Declines to Protect Voting Machine Maker Diebold Inc. from criminal prosecution should it fail to disclose software code as required by state law; Vendor May Pull Out

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Nick Paton Walsh
Wednesday November 30, 2005
The Guardian
First two bitter wars in Chechnya. Then a savage massacre in Beslan. Now Russia's nightmare is coming true: an explosion of Islamic militancy across an entire region.

Moscow's bid to master the predominantly Muslim Caucasus is a centuries-old and turbulent enterprise, born in tsarist times of an imperial need to "civilise" a neighbouring people. But since the fall of the proudly secular Soviet Union, corrupt local government and intense poverty have been the catalyst of an Islamic revival in the north Caucasus.

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30 November 2005
UK Independent
Kathy Marks
She was the young heiress to a billion-dollar Samsung fortune. She loved fast cars and fine art. And then she was found hanged in her Manhattan apartment.

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Ian Sample, science correspondent
Wednesday November 30, 2005
The Guardian
Outgoing Royal Society president lambasts dogma
Groups accused of putting beliefs above evidence

"All ideas should be open to questioning, and the merit of ideas should be assessed on the strength of evidence that supports them and not on the credentials or affiliations of the individuals proposing them. It is not a recipe for a comfortable life, but it is demonstrably a powerful engine for understanding how the world actually works and for applying this understanding."

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Comment: "All ideas should be open to questioning, and the merit of ideas should be assessed on the strength of evidence that supports them and not on the credentials or affiliations of the individuals proposing them. It is not a recipe for a comfortable life, but it is demonstrably a powerful engine for understanding how the world actually works and for applying this understanding."

We respectfully submit that the same standards ought to be applied to Holocaust studies.

Jon Henley in Paris
Wednesday November 30, 2005
The Guardian
According to the report, the average price of a room in the six hotels between 1999 and 2001 was €700 a night while an average suite cost €6,000.

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29 November 2005'
AlJazeera
The law would make it possible to install video cameras on the public transport system, in places of worship and in shops.

It would also give police wider access to telephone and computer data as well as to previously confidential customer information from rail, maritime and air transport companies.

Longer prison terms would be introduced for convicts in terrorism cases and the maximum period for which a suspect can be held without charge would be increased from four to six days.


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Bloomberg
Nov. 27, 2005
Newmont Mining Corp., the world's largest producer of gold, says the price of the precious metal may rise to more than $1,000 an ounce in the next five to seven years as demand growth driven by Asia outstrips global supply.

The gold market "is hot and it is going to get hotter," Denver-based Newmont's President Pierre Lassonde said in an interview on Australian Broadcasting Corp. television today.

"By early next year you are going to see $525 and down the road even a lot higher than that."

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AP
Wed Nov 30, 4:37 AM ET
MIAMI - The Atlantic hurricane season ends Wednesday, but Tropical Storm Epsilon could still cause dangerous surf conditions in Bermuda, forecasters said.

Epsilon, the 26th named storm of the busiest hurricane season on record, formed Tuesday in the central Atlantic. It was not expected to hit Bermuda or any other land, according to forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

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22 nov 2005
Reuters
In Germany even minor academic degrees appear on business cards and doctorate titles adorn many letter boxes.

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SOTT
November 30, 2005

SOTT
On the fourth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Laura Knight-Jadczyk announced the availability of her latest book: 9/11: The Ultimate Truth.

9-11: The Ultimate Truth cover


9/11: The Ultimate Truth is the definitive book on the secrets of September 11th. Never before has so much information come together for one purpose, to reveal the hidden agenda of 9/11 and answer the question: Why?

Laura Knight-Jadczyk succeeds in laying open the clandestine
plans behind the attack on America. Revealing for the first time ever the shadowed intent of the Pentagon Strike, why the Twin Towers were selected, and finally, who was behind it all.

Now you will have the Ultimate Truth!

Published by Red Pill Press


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