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Alexander Cockburn
The Nation
9 Jan 2006 issue
Start with Bush. Never at ease before the cameras, he now has the hunted blink and compulsive nasolabial twitch of the mad dictator, a cornered rat with nowhere left to run. Nixon looked the same in his last White House days, and so did Hitler, according to those present in the Führerbunker. As Hitler did before him, Bush raves on about imagined victories. Spare a thought for the First Lady, who has to endure his demented and possibly drunken harangues over supper. The word around Washington is that he's drinking again. At this rate he'll be shooting the dog and ordering the First Lady to take poison, which I'm sure she'll have great pleasure in forwarding to her mother-in-law.

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Comment: Priceless! "A mid-November poll by SurveyUSA found that in only seven states did Bush's current approval rating even hover around 50 percent. These consisted of thinly populated states where sexual relations with livestock are still commonplace: Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Alabama and Mississippi."

by Burton L. Mack
Once upon a time, before there were gospels of the kind familiar to readers of the New Testament, the first followers of Jesus wrote another kind of book. Instead of telling a dramatic story about Jesus' life, their book contained only his teachings. They lived with these teachings ringing in their ears and thought of Jesus as the founder of their movement. But their focus was not on the person of Jesus or his life and destiny. They were engrossed with the social program that was called for by his teachings. Thus their book was not a gospel of the Christian kind, namely a narrative of the life of Jesus as the Christ. Rather it was a gospel of Jesus' sayings, a "sayings gospel." His first followers arranged these sayings in a way that offered instructions for living creatively in the midst of a most confusing time, and their book served them well as a handbook and guide for most of the first Christian century.

Then the book was lost... to history somewhere in the course of the late first century when stories of Jesus' life began to be written and became the more popular form of charter document for early Christian circles. [...]

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Comment: For more on the subject of Christianity and the historical character of the man known as Jesus, please see the article Christianity or Machiavelli and The ETs by Laura Knight-Jadczyk.

George Heart
The elaborate esoteric philosophy exposed in Gnosis (by Boris Mouravieff) is the transposition of some of the parables, images and events found in the New Testament, into our modern rational language. This transposition should have taken place in a gradual way over the past 2000 years, in order to conform to the mounting rational mentality, which rather favours the deductive method. As to induction, that is to say, the direct grasping of the Truth without need for proofs, it was and still is generally rejected by agnostic reason.

We cannot imagine how late we are: we have reached the end of the Second millennium and the transmutation of the milk doctrine, only good for children, into a doctrine adequate for adults has scarcely been undertaken. This state of affairs has driven the author of Gnosis to take the risk of providing solid food to children only used to milk.

What is meant by solid food and why should its exposition implicate a risk? Our reader is now fully aware that solid food is the unveiled deep meaning of the obscure texts of the bible.

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Comment: We recommend the book Christianity: Dogmatic Faith & Gnostic Vivifying Knowledge by George Heart for our Christian readers who wish to look more deeply into what Heart calls the "solid food teachings". It may well be a shock to have to discard the stories of the Gospels as historical fact and begin to see them as symbols of an inner process, but the richness of the teaching thus revealed will be worth the initial discomfort and questioning of one's basic assumptions.

We also strongly recommend the work by Boris Mouravieff referred to above, Gnosis, in three volumes. It sets out in clear language the teachings of esoteric Christianity as they have been preserved in certain monasteries of the Orthodox Church.

For some of our readers, raised in Protestant churches, it may be difficult to admit that the Orthodox Church could be the home of genuine teachings. We would only ask that you return and read up on the history of Christianity and understand that the Church of Rome, from which the Protestant churches split, was only one church of many, with no more authority than the others back in the first centuries of the Christian era. It was only later, in the eighth and ninth centuries, that Rome attempted to usurp the position of supreme ruler of Christendom.

By John Kaminski
4 July 2004
I remember the day when the Berlin Wall fell and everybody immediately started talking about a Peace Dividend, money that would be diverted from making weapons and invested in social improvements. And I remember that bright and hopeful turn of the millennium into the two thousands, when eager optimists predicted that a new kind of humane society would sweep the earth to make wars obsolete and living sweet. Neither, of course, has come to pass. Or will anytime soon.

Instead, the new millennium has brought with it a return to unapologetic barbarism, in which the human aspirations of compassion and understanding have been crushed in the maw of raw power. Instead of leaping ahead into a new 21st century of enlightenment, the human species has apparently decided to lurch backwards into the 19th century, where the only things that really matter are the size of your guns and your bank account.

Where the outstretched hand of those in need is greeted with a bullet to the face, accompanied by some smug justification about survival of the Chosen few. No, this is not what I call evolution.

The events of September 11, 2001 changed the tone of civilized society, perhaps forever. As people around the globe poured out admiring sympathy for the victims of the atrocity in New York, the leaders of the U.S. embarked on a fateful course: to start shooting at the rest of the world until everybody everywhere fell into line in submissive gestures of terrified subservience.

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Comment: This essay is still one of the best - if not THE best - synopses of the 9/11 Truth Movement written to date.

Thu Dec 8,10:59 AM ET
STOCKHOLM (AFP) - A watchlist of possible terror suspects distributed by the US government to airlines for pre-flight checks is now 80,000 names long, a Swedish newspaper reported, citing European air industry sources.

The classified list, which carried just 16 names before the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and Washington had grown to 1,000 by the end of 2001, to 40,000 a year later and now stands at 80,000, Svenska Dagbladet reported.

Airlines must check each passenger flying to a US destination against the list, and contact the US Department of Homeland Security for further investigation if there is a matching name.

The list contains a strict "no fly" section, which requires airline staff to contact police, and a "selectee" section, which requires passengers to undergo further security checks.

Comment: And people still think that the entire "war on terror" is ANYTHING but a farce!

Saturday, December 24, 2005
NEW YORK (AP) -- The National Security Agency has conducted much broader surveillance of e-mails and phone calls -- without court orders -- than the Bush administration has acknowledged, The New York Times reported.

The NSA, with help from American telecommunications companies, obtained access to streams of domestic and international communications, said the Times, citing unidentified current and former government officials.

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By Larry Greenemeier
Dec 23, 2005 11:00 AM
A document on the Justice Department Executive Office for Immigration Review's site listed the name and Social Security number of a woman involved in a 2003 immigration review case. Other searches of the site yielded more Social Security numbers and identifying information.

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Sat Dec 24, 7:27 AM ET
DALLAS - A man was jailed for more than a year without ever seeing a lawyer as he waited for a repeatedly postponed court hearing, gaining release only after a cellmate told an attorney about the case.

Walter Mann Sr., 69, was released Dec. 16 after a year and three months — more than twice the time he would have served if he had been convicted in his contempt-of-court case.

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From Kevin Bohn and Jeanne Meserve
Saturday, December 24, 2005 Posted: 1545 GMT (2345 HKT)
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The FBI has been covertly monitoring mosques and Muslim homes and businesses in U.S. cities for abnormal radiation levels since 2002, several government officials confirmed Friday.

One government official said the authorities don't obtain warrants because the testing is conducted from outside the buildings on what they consider public property.

An official with the Federal Bureau of Investigation said that none of the FBI's programs target gathering places of any specific segment of the population and that non-Muslim sites were also monitored for radiation.

A Muslim advocacy group has said that the program is "misguided" and targets "the wrong people."

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By David E. Kaplan
US News & World Report
Posted 12/22/05
In search of a terrorist nuclear bomb, the federal government since 9/11 has run a far-reaching, top secret program to monitor radiation levels at over a hundred Muslim sites in the Washington, D.C., area, including mosques, homes, businesses, and warehouses, plus similar sites in at least five other cities, U.S. News has learned. In numerous cases, the monitoring required investigators to go on to the property under surveillance, although no search warrants or court orders were ever obtained, according to those with knowledge of the program. Some participants were threatened with loss of their jobs when they questioned the legality of the operation, according to these accounts.

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Fri Dec 23, 2005
By Kevin Krolicki
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Her uncle may be the world's most elusive fugitive, but Osama bin Laden's niece is about as conspicuous as she can be in a sexy photo shoot in the January edition of the men's fashion magazine GQ.

Wafah Dufour is an aspiring New York-based musician who told the magazine that her family ties to the al Qaeda leader suspected of masterminding the September 11, 2001 attacks have prompted death threats and sent her into a bout of depression.

As part of an effort to distance herself from her massive Saudi family, Dufour appears in a sultry GQ photo spread, reclining on satin sheets wrapped in feathers in one picture and posing in a bubble bath wearing nothing but jewelry in a second.

"I was born in the States and I want people to know I'm American, and I want people here to understand that I'm like anyone in New York. For me, it's home," said Dufour, who took her mother's name after the suicide hijacking attacks that destroyed Manhattan's World Trade Center.

Her mother, Carmen bin Laden, wrote the 2004 bestseller "Inside the Kingdom: My Life in Saudi Arabia," an account of her rocky marriage to Yeslama bin Laden, Osama's half-brother, who amassed a fortune in the family's construction business and started his own investment firm.

Dufour, who was born in Santa Monica, California, while her parents studied at the University of Southern California, said she had never met Osama bin Laden.

"Everyone relates me to that man, and I have nothing to do with him," she told the magazine in an article titled: "It Isn't Easy Being the Sexy Bin Laden."

Comment: The American government must surely be having a really good laugh at the American people. "But, but aren't the Bin Ladens evil! Didn't one of them carry out 9/11??!"

Recipe for a confused and therefore impotent citizenry:

Psychologically traumatise a population by killing thousands of them in a very public attack

Market an individual as the perpetrator of the attack and encourage the population to hate the alleged perpetrator.

Subtly encourage the population to hate an entire religious group (Muslims) that you associate with the perpetrator and present this group as being intrinsically "evil".

Take the niece of the alleged perpetrator who is also a member of the now demonised group (Muslims) and present her to the citizenry in such a way that, far from being "evil", she is just like you and me - or - present her in such a way that the male and female members of the citizenry will feel attracted to her and want to be like her respectively.

Et Voila! The citizens don't know who or what they are anymore, let alone who or what their government is.

December 19, 2005
Eric Margolis
WASHINGTON - Victory or defeat! So proclaimed President George W. Bush in his TV speech about Iraq last night.

Those who oppose Bush’s continued, $6.5 billion monthly war in Iraq are `defeatists.’ Withdrawal from Iraq would `damage US credibility around the world,’ warned the self-proclaimed `war president.’

What Bush is really worried about, of course, is his own credibility. He has repeatedly shown he cares nothing about what the rest of the world thinks about the US. Why start now?

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Comment: Them's fightin' words, Mr. Margolis, and we agree with all of them. Now how about turning your eagle eye onto 9/11 and admitting what this column has been saying for years?

December 24/25, 2005
Richard Cohen, the finely-calibrated syndicated columnist for the Washington Post, wrote a column on October 28, 2004 which commenced with this straight talk: "I do not write the headlines for my columns. Someone else does. But if I were to write the headline for one, it would be 'Impeach George Bush'."

Cohen stated the obvious then. Bush and Cheney had plunged the nation into war "under false pretenses." Exploiting the public trust in the Presidency, Bush had persuaded, over the uncritical mass media, day after day, before the war, a majority of the American people that Saddam Hussein possessed chemical, biological weapons and nuclear weapons programs, was connected to al-Qaeda and 9/11 and was a threat to the United States.

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Comment: Resign? They should be brought before the courts, tried, and put into prison!

Fri Dec 23, 2005
By Wendel Broere
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A court jailed a Dutch businessman for 15 years on Friday after finding him guilty of complicity in war crimes for selling chemicals to Iraq used to carry out gas attacks, but acquitted him of genocide charges.

The court said Frans van Anraat, 63, supplied the raw materials knowing they would be used to make poison gas by Saddam Hussein's Iraq in the 1980-1988 war with Iran.

Poison gas was also used against Iraq's own Kurdish population, including an attack on the town of Halabja in 1988.

"His deliveries facilitated the attacks and constitute a very serious war crime. He cannot counter with the argument that this would have happened even without his contribution," presiding judge Roel van Rossum told a packed court.

"Even the maximum sentence is not enough to cover the seriousness of the acts," he said. [...]

Comment: Not surprisingly, this trial and conviction is almost entirely politically motivated. The other show trial to which it is in intrinsically linked is the one taking place in Baghdad with Saddam (or someone that looks like him) in the dock. Dutchman Frans van Anraat was convicted yesterday of supplying chemicals to Saddam during the late 80's which Saddam then used, it is claimed, to gas people. Most notable is the implication that the chemicals supplied by the Dutchman were also used against the Kurdish population of the town of Halabja in 1988 during the Iran Iraq war - the now infamous and much publicised event where, we are told "Saddam gassed his own people".

So in this Dutch trial, we have the first conviction based as least partially on the claim that Saddam "gassed his own people".

Having said that, the current case against "Saddam" does not involve the accusation that he gassed his own people at Halabja, mainly because it is more or less officially recognised that he did not...

By Mohammed al-Obaidi
Tuesday 04 January 2005
The truth of what happened in Halabja had always been hidden from the public, and many who knew exactly what happened in this Kurdish village in the second half of March 1988 disputed the western media coverage of the story.

It is a fact that key Kurdish leaders aided by the CIA and the Israeli Mossad have used a wide network of public relations companies and media outlets in the west to manipulate and twist the truth of what happened in Kurdish Halabja in 1988 in favour of the Kurdish political parties. [...]

According to Human Rights Watch (HRW) "at least 50,000 and possibly as many as 100,000 people, many of them women and children, were killed out of hand between February and September 1988, the victims being Iraqi Kurds systematically put to death in large numbers on the orders of the central government in Baghdad".

"It is a fact that key Kurdish leaders aided by the CIA and the Israeli Mossad have used wide network of public relation companies and media outlets in the west to manipulate and twist the truth of what happened in Kurdish Halabja in 1988 in favour of the political Kurdish parties" [...]

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Comment: This is but one article that gets us a lot closer to the truth of the "Saddam gassed his own people" story. Former CIA operative Stephen Pelletière has also published much information pointing to the fact that the claim is little more than a fabrication of the American and Israeli governments.

Of course, we should not forget that, back in 2003, when the Bush administration was attempting to justify its planned invasion of Iraq and Bush's attempts to link Saddam and Osama were being met with much derision, the "Saddam gassed his own people" claim was used as useful back up. We should not be surprised therefore that this claim is as bogus as the Osama-Saddam link.

Another very interesting link to the alleged gassing of the Kurds by Saddam is found in the participation of current Iraqi President and Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani. While Saddam was busy with the war with Iran, the Kurds took the opportunity to try and further their long term goal of independence from Iraq. Talabani it seems was deeply involved in this conflict and was on the ground in Halabja in 1988. From the site:

(1) The rebel Kurdish Leader, Jalal Talabani facilitated the introduction of the Iranian forces into Halabja by night so that the Iraqi commander was unaware of the penetration.

(2) Jalal Talabani, an ethnic Kurd, was the rebel force leader in March 1988. In the events around Halabja he obviously deceives his own people, the Kurds, as he first exposes them to Iranian attack, and right after causes them to be gassed with cyanide.

(3) Instead of his own people, Talabani is admittedly siding with the Iranians, but on the other hand Talabani deceives the Iranians too: he entangles them to a very serious international crime, the use of chemical weapons with no profit whatever for Iran (the attack failed). Guilty or not, the Iranians have been under very serious suspicions after this event, made possible by nobody else than Jalal Talabani.

(4) Later on, in the second Iraq war (the one still raging), Mr. Talabani resurfaces as one of the leading allies of the United Stated, waging an illegal war (by UN standards) against Iraq and Iraqi people. As a reward for his contributions he is chosen (rather: seated) as the president of the New Iraq, fitting very well among other scum gathered by the U.S. as the puppet 'government’ of Iraq.
From this and the difficult Iran-U.S. relationship, one is seemingly not mistaken in thinking that Mr. Talabani completed his well-started treason of the Iranians (back in 1988), now finding new friends in the United States government.

Talabani (is there some symbolism in that name?) recently received Dick Cheney in Baghdad where he greeted his as "a hero for liberating Iraq", which would seem to put him squarely in the NeoCon camp. But we should also remember that the historic ally of the Kurds are the Israelis, specifically the Mossad who has been working with the Kurds in Iraq for quite some time as mentioned by Seymour Hersh in an article in the New Yorker earlier this year.

What does all of this mean other than the obvious fact that the truth about the alleged gassing of the Kurds by Saddam in 1988 is very different from what we are being told here in the West?

Well, while we cannot know for sure, we can state some likelihoods. For example:

The real reason for the US invasion of Iraq is NOT generally known.

The US invasion of Iraq was carried out at the behest of Israel.

The US invasion of Iraq is but the first step in a larger plan, probably Israel's.

The Iranian president is an agent of certain Western interests

Israel plans to invade Iran in March 2006.

Israel expects to receive US help for an attack on/war with Iran. Israel may not get such help. Israel may "lose" a conflict with Iran in 2006. Iran may consolidate its power and align with Iraq.

There is another group, above and beyond the American and Israeli governments who are the real masterminds. Their plan is to create the conditions for a major war in the Middle East, wherein a majority of Semitic peoples (Semitic Jews included) will perish.

If we discover the Ultimate Truth we can quickly dispense with the sideshows that are designed to distract from this ultimate truth.

December 23, 2005
There’s a possibility that the US Department of Defense (DoD) is hiding the US casualties under a disguise of 'Baghdad Boils’, a disease plaguing the US troops in Iraq, claimed to be caused by the sand fly bites, but possibly by depleted uranium (DU) radiation. To explore this issue I’ve forwarded the following article to DU experts in the world to have it checked and I’m now publishing it as a preliminary announcement here in I’ll keep you updated on this as soon as I hear of them (if confirmed you can’t miss the fat mainstream headlining).

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The Times
December 24, 2005
By Patrick Foster and Tim Reid in Washington
IT WAS astounding enough for Washington’s political elite: last month they discovered that the man at the heart of a scandal over the planting of US propaganda in Iraqi newspapers was a dapper but unknown 30-year-old Oxford graduate who had somehow managed to land a $100 million Pentagon contract.

What is even more remarkable however, after an investigation by The Times, is that just ten years ago Christian Bailey, whose US company is under investigation for planting fake news stories in Iraqi newspapers, was a nerdy, socially awkward English school-leaver called Jozefowicz.

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AP Economics Writer
Dec 23 10:08 AM US/Eastern
WASHINGTON - Sales of new homes plunged in November by the largest amount in nearly 12 years, providing the most dramatic evidence yet that the red hot housing market over the last five years is starting to cool down. The Commerce Department reported Friday that new single-family homes were sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.245 million units last month, a drop of 11.3 percent from October, when sales had surged to an all-time high.

Last month's decline was even bigger than the 8.7 percent drop-off that Wall Street analysts had been expecting. While sales of both new and existing homes are still on track to set records for a fifth straight year in 2005, analysts are forecasting sales will decline in 2006 as the housing boom quiets down.

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Special to World
Friday, December 23, 2005
China's rapid economic expansion has allowed Beijing to fund a recruitment drive targeting some of the best and brightest IT graduates from U.S. universities, according to Chinese sources.

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Comment: First we have the 9/11 terrorists directed from a cave in Afghanistan, and now we are supposed to believe that there is a mountain lair packed full of Evil Hackers. Perhaps the Powers That Be have been watching too many James Bond movies...

Sat Dec 24, 2:37 AM ET
UNITED NATIONS - UN member states agreed a 3.798 billion-dollar (3.2 billion-euro) two-year budget, including an exceptional spending cap of 950 million dollars for 2006 linked to an overhaul of management practices.

"We have reached agreement ... to have an expenditure cap of 950 million dollars in the 2006 UN budget," said US ambassador to the UN John Bolton.

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BEIJING, Dec. 24 (Xinhuanet) -- Beijing Benz-DaimlerChrysler Automotive Corporation, a Sino-German joint venture, announced that Mercedes-Benz E-class sedans manufactured in Beijing were on sale as of Thursday and they were accepting orders beginning the same day.

On sale are E280 and E200K sedans, and retail prices are 620,000 yuan (76,449 U.S. dollars) and 525,000 yuan (64,735 U.S. dollars) each, respectively, said An Qingheng, chairman of the board of the joint venture.

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Dec. 24, 2005. 01:00 AM
NEW YORK—Michael Bruno's life had been uncomplicated: He was an immigrant who worked hard, spoke his mind and succumbed to kidney cancer two years ago at 75.

"Typical Italian cab driver," recalled his son, Vito. "He had an opinion about everything."

It's only after death that his story became ghoulish.

Authorities believe his body and those of hundreds of other people, including famed British broadcaster Alistair Cooke, were secretly carved up in the back rooms of several funeral parlours citywide to remove human bone, skin and tendons without required permission from their families. Authorities allege the body parts were then sold for a profit.

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Lebanon Daily News
December 24, 2005
LICKDALE - Jamey Schaeffer stretched her mouth open wide, showing off a pair of twin gaps in her smile. With a mouthful of fingers, she said she has no interest in two front teeth for Christmas.

Instead, she’d like a Barbie doll from Santa Claus — and Santa Claus only.

But a substitute music teacher almost came between the 6-year-old and a Christmas Eve spent dancing cheek to cheek with sugar plums.

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Comment: When you think about it, it is rather sick that from a young age, many of us are taught to believe a lie from the very first authority figures in our lives. Then, when we find out there is no Santa, we are given an explanation about joy and holiday cheer that we accept as a justification for the lie.

December 24, 2005
Dozens of police in Germany were called in to capture an escaped reindeer.

The reindeer escaped to a golf course near it's petting zoo.

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by Matthew Behrens
December 23, 2005
DECEMBER 23, 2005 — It appears that Santa Claus has had enough. Once again this year, the Canadian War Department and NORAD have declared, without consulting him, that they will track and escort Jolly St. Nick as he and his reindeer make their annual trip around the globe.

Reached at his busy North Pole workshop, Claus was uncharacteristically furious to hear that NORAD, an organization which is part of the Bush administration's Star Wars scheme, is telling little children that he is happy to be tracked by them.

“I don't want war planes on my tail, and I don't want children to think I am in any way associated with the type of organization which plans for things like nuclear war and space warfare,” Claus said via telephone. “Your War Department misrepresents me the same way the sales of war toys misrepresent me. I don't make machine guns and toy tanks, and I certainly do NOT want an escort from warplanes or to be tracked by an organization which is working to militarize the heavens.”

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The Kansas City Star
Fri, Dec. 23, 2005
A Blue Springs woman was taken to a hospital emergency room early today after a cell phone became lodged in her throat.

The woman was in an argument with a boyfriend when the incident occurred, said Sgt. Steve Decker of the Blue Springs Police Department.

Decker said police were told that the woman tried to swallow the telephone because she didn't want the boyfriend to have it. However the case is under investigation.

Dec 23 12:24 PM US/Eastern
DETROIT - The wife of Democratic U.S. Rep. John Conyers has been accused of punching a woman in the eye during a bar fight. A spokesman for Monica Conyers, a city councilwoman-elect, confirmed Friday that she was involved in an altercation. But he said Conyers merely defended herself after being attacked by another woman.

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December 24, 2005 2005-12-24 09:31:58
QUITO, Dec. 23 (Xinhuanet)-- An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale rocked the center of Ecuador and shook buildings in Quito, Ecuador's capital city in the north of the country, Ecuador's Geophysical Institute said on Friday.

The earthquake occurred at 16:47 local time (21:47 GMT). The epicenter was close to Puyo, capital of Pastaza province, 161 km southeast of Quito.

Only people at the top of tall buildings felt the quake, which caused scant damage.

The institute said that a collision between the Nazca ocean plate with the Ecuadorian continental plate caused the quake, forcing a noisy phenomenon called subduction.

Steve Roy
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
(Phone: 256.544.0034)
News Release: 05-190
On Nov. 7, using a 10-inch-diameter telescope, astronomers recorded a tiny blip northwest of Mare Imbrium, the moon's "Sea of Showers." Such impacts are not uncommon, but it was only in 1999 that scientists first recorded a lunar strike as it happened.

"People just do not look at the moon anymore," said Dr. Robert Suggs, Space Environment team lead in the Natural Environments Branch of the Marshall Center's Engineering Directorate. "We tend to think of it as a known quantity. But there is knowledge still to be gained here."

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