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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 outside.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong. --Voltaire--
New! November 11, 2002 - Killer storms menace U.S. - Severe storms and dozens of tornadoes marched east across the United States on Sunday and early Monday, killing at least 35 people in five states and leaving a trail of flattened homes and businesses. A National Weather Service meteorologist said it was the worst outbreak of tornadoes in years. - At latest count, 17 people have been killed in Tennessee, 11 in Alabama, five in Ohio, one in Pennsylvania and one in Mississippi during storms that began this weekend. About 150 people were unaccounted for in Tennessee after a storm slammed into the remote town of Mossy Grove. The storms destroyed a movie theater filled with people in Ohio, blocked a state highway in Alabama with debris and left Tennessee's Mossy Grove in ruins. - "It's just been wiped off the face of the Earth," said Cecil Whaley, a Tennessee emergency management official, of Mossy Grove. Schools, homes and churches have been destroyed, he said.
Comment: We might as well get ourselves prepared for more of this sort of thing. The likelihood is that Nature will "mirror" the activities of George Bush and the Warmongers. As they "heat things up" in the socio-political arena, the people of the U.S. who have handed their Free Will over to this Cabal will be the ones to suffer the "natural repercussions." I have given thought, in the past few days, to the continuation of this page in any context. It's clear that the window of opportunity for our National probable future to jump to another stream has closed. At least for the moment. Who knows how much suffering is going to be inflicted upon the masses of people before they decide that the temporary bliss of ignorance is a "buy now, pay later" contract with serious implications in the fine print?
But, I decided that even if - at this point - there is no further reason to expend my energy on the soapbox - I will still post those interesting items that the readers send in to me. We will continue to keep our eye on the environment - both political, social and geologic/atmospheric. But with our voice being gradually suppressed, with threats and other pressures, don't be surprised if you log on one day and Cassiopaea is gone.
Interesting post on one of the internet newsgroups this morning: sci.physics: Datashaping.com has been manually removed from Google's databases. Datashaping is a web site catering to statisticians: job listings, theorems, etc. This dangerous (or adult?) material needs to be censored. At least this is Google's viewpoint. They didn't reply to my e-mail regarding this issue. Surprisingly they didn't cancel my paid advertising on their search engine, only the free listing. I will not pursue this issue and thus Datashaping won't be accessible from Google anymore. It will barely have an impact on my website traffic, but I feel I had to mention this fact to the scientific community. Vincent Granville, Ph.D. www.datashaping.com
We do thank all of you who have complained to google about our own rapidly disappearing website links. It seems that they have realized that their actions have been noticed, and a couple of our pages are now back - though it is clear that they are a couple months old - and that it is only as a result of the many complaints... I think that maybe it is time to find a new search engine that is not in bed with the Control System. Any ideas from readers as to one that we can all shift to and promote among the internet communities?
We have noticed a VERY disturbing trend lately, however. It seems that the internet is not only being "scrubbed" somewhat faster than we thought likely, but that very popular websites have been coopted in a major way - probably as the price of not being "scrubbed." We won't name any names, but you can be sure that, in the coming days, the controls on information - the lockdown on Truth - will be more and more severe - with penalties and/or sanctions against those who do not "get with the program" of the New World Order of Bush and the Warmongers.
Royal "crisis summit" at London's St James's Palace amid allegations that one of Prince Charles' key aides once raped another male servant. - There was another "incident" involving a member of the Royal Family and a Palace servant. The London Mail said it was prevented from repeating the allegations for legal reasons. - The incident has come back into the spotlight following the abrupt end to the trial of Princess Diana's butler Burrell, who was cleared of stealing hundreds of royal items after the intervention of the queen. - Smith, who was married at the time, said that in 1996 he told Diana about the alleged rape and that she recorded his accusation on tape. The Mail on Sunday said Diana deposited the cassettes, one labelled "The Confessions of George Smith," in a locked mahogany box -- the one it emerged at the Burrell trial police were searching for when they raided Diana's ex-butler's house during their theft inquiry in January 2001. Royal analysts said the reports of illegal activities at the royal palaces were potentially very damaging to the British monarchy and a gift to those who wanted its abolition.
Ethiopia is facing a famine that could affect as many as 15 million people, the country's prime minister has warned.
Modern-day blitzkrieg - Iraq has six days to let the United Nations know whether it will comply with the terms set out in a resolution passed unanimously by the Security Council Friday. - I think this war, if and when it comes, will be characterized by what I call shock and sustainment. It'll be an initial heavy blow, primarily air, but certainly supported by all kinds of other sorts of operations. But it won't be a one-time shot, it'll be a sustained operation so that the enemy -- the Iraqis -- don't have an opportunity to recover from the shock. Sez retired Air Force Gen. George Harrison.
White House sez: U.S. doesn't need U.N. permission on Iraq - White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card said Sunday that "The U.N. can meet and discuss, but we don't need their permission" before taking military action...
And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. [Revelation 13:4 - 10]
Pentagon prepares for possible war - One plan involves what Pentagon officials and military analysts call a 21st century blitzkrieg -- referring to the surprise attacks involving aircraft and fast-moving armor used by Germany at the beginning of World War II. Sources said that in that strategy, the United States and its allies would launch a ferocious opening air assault involving hundreds, or possibly thousands, of all-weather, satellite-guided bombs and cruise missiles combined with covert missions and psychological operations. - There are currently about 27,000 U.S. troops in the region. Comment: If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword.
The head of an Iraqi parliamentary committee Monday recommended that the assembly reject a tough new U.N. resolution demanding that Iraq disarm. - "The committee recommends the following: the rejection of the Security Council resolution 1441 and not to approve it in accordance with the opinion of our people who put confidence in their representatives," Salim al-Kubaisi, head of the Arab and international relations committee told parliament. He also recommended the parliament refer the final decision to the Revolutionary Command Council, which is led by President Saddam Hussein, "to take the appropriate decision to defend the people of Iraq, their independence and dignity."
Bush demands 'zero tolerance' Iraq policy - "If he (Saddam) doesn't intend to co-operate, we shouldn't waste the time of the world and of the UN inspectors," said Condoleezza Rice, the National Security Adviser.
Florence engulfed by world's biggest protest against Iraq war - The biggest demonstration in the world so far against war in Iraq engulfed Florence yesterday, at least doubling the city's population of 350,000 and turning the city's inner ring-road into a mighty river of protest. The organisers claimed that more than 400,000 people took part. - "The war on Iraq is the beginning of a new grand strategy for the United States," said Susan George, the American vice-chair of the French group Attac, "the first war not justified by the containment of aggression." A member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War said: "We, soldiers in previous wars, are telling the soldiers of today, don't fight."
Israeli Foreign Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Monday for the removal of Yasser Arafat's administration after a Palestinian gunman killed five Israelis, including a mother and her two children, in a kibbutz. A gunman slipped overnight into Kibbutz Metzer, near the dividing line between northern Israel and the West Bank, and opened fire, killing a woman visitor and its administrator in a rare raid on a collective farm. Comment: Never mind that such raids and attacks on Palestinians by Jewish settlers are the norm...
Spacewalkers describe smoky, bitter 'smell of space' - I mean, we're talking about the vacuum of space, and yet it has an odor. Describe it for us. - Some people call it kind of ozone-like. I wasn't sure what ozone was supposed to smell like, but it's kind of smoky and a little harsh, bitter-smelling. And it lasts variable amounts of time. I noticed that it didn't last as long in the docking compartment after we had done three (spacwalks) out of the air lock here. But it's really interesting because it's very distinctive. - Korzun said it's kind of like a smell from a gun, right after you fire the shot. I think it kind of has almost a bitter kind of smell in addition to being smoky and burned.
November 10, 2002 - Splitting Realities Continues...
- The Bogdafuss Affaire Or, Has Physics been bitten by reverse Alan Sokal hoax? The Saga Continues.
November 8, 2002 - POSSIBLE POLE-SHIFT PRECURSOR FOUND! - Two Scientists Have Detected A Large-Scale Redistribution Of Mass Within The Earth System, Beginning in 1998!
The face of power, the raw, real power of Bush's America - In the space of a few minutes yesterday, two starkly contrasting faces of power were on view: diplomatic power, clothed in the formulaic rites of the United Nations Security Council, and raw, real power as brandished by President George Bush in the Rose Garden of the White House. For a moment, surveying the placid scene at the Security Council, or reading the nuanced legalistic language of Resolution 1441, you could believe the vote was the unqualified opinion of 15 like-minded nations, rather than what it really was: a document, amended a little to be sure, but conceived and driven through by the US to permit Washington to take military action against Saddam Hussein should it unilaterally decide to do so.
The Day the world turned on Iraq - President George Bush and Tony Blair, who were the co-sponsors of the resolution, quickly voiced their satisfaction. In a blunt warning to the Iraqi leader, Mr Blair declared: "Defy the UN's will and we will disarm you by force. Be in no doubt whatever over that."
George Bush crosses Rubicon - but what lies beyond? - When Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon river, he wrote, in his Gallic Wars: "Alea iacta est [The die is cast]." - The Rubicon is a wide river. It was deep for Caesar's legions. The Tigris river will be more shallow – my guess is that the first American tanks will be across it within one week of war – but what lies beyond?
For Rome, civil war followed. And, be assured, civil war will follow any American invasion of Iraq. "Cheat and retreat will no longer be tolerated," Mr Bush told us yesterday – forgetting, of course, UN Security Council resolutions 242 and 338 which call for Israel to withdraw from the Arab territories occupied during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.
And after eight weeks of debate in the Security Council, no one mentioned the crimes against humanity of 11 September 2001, because – of course – Iraq had absolutely nothing to do with 11 September. If the United States invades Iraq, we should remember that.
And what do we get from Mr Bush? Absolutely no gesture towards the Arab world. The joy of the Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, can be imagined. "Should we have to use troops," Mr Bush tells us, "the US, with friends, will move swiftly – with force – to do the job." In other words, he will invade Iraq, the "friends", presumably, being British. The United Nations can debate any Iraqi non-compliance with weapons inspectors, but the United States will decide whether Iraq has breached UN resolutions. In other words, America can declare war without UN permission.
Mars to Get Closer than Ever in Recorded History in 2003 - Mars recently emerged into the morning sky and has begun an orbital dance with Earth that will, over the next several months, lead to the best viewing opportunity since Neanderthals looked skyward. - For now it appears rather small in the sky and low on the horizon. However, this is only the beginning of what will turn out to be the most dramatic and spectacular Mars apparition you or any of your ancestors has ever had a chance to see. - The Red Planet is getting progressively closer to Earth with each passing night, and consequently it will slowly appear to grow larger and brighter. By late August 2003, when it will be about 191 million miles closer, the reddish point of light in our night sky will appear more than six times larger and shine some 85 times brighter than it appears now. - At 5:51 a.m. EDT on Aug. 27, 2003, Mars will be within 34,646,488 miles (55,746,199 kilometers) of Earth. This will be the closest that Mars has come to our planet in about 73,000 years, based on detailed computations by Jean Meeus of Belgium. - At the close approach, the Red Planet will be brighter than Jupiter and all the stars in the night sky, outshone only by Venus and the Moon.
Comment: Maybe I'm getting over sensitive to every announcement that comes out of the controlled media, scientific community, or political arena, but this really smells like a stinky red herring to me. Just to explain why, let me share some session excerpts, edited hard to bring up only the essential points:
The above remark: "it is not imminent!" was given back in 1996. Since everything reflects macrodynamically and microdynamically, we can look at what is going on in the political sphere as the preparations of the Secret Cult for the events described above. As we have noted before, everything is a smokescreen designed to cover up the agenda of the Global Elitists who plan to survive this event at the expense of the whole rest of the human race. The C's had more to say about the subject when we brought it up some time later
it happens, all of these events actually "fit" into both the
prophecies referenced above [See: Daniel 10-12] as well as the
scientific calculations. Ark has been in touch with all the
astronomical experts on Companion Stars, and after some exchanges
and data mining, he did some mathematical modeling. The time period
for the "Greatest Show on Earth" seems to be 2009. That just
happens to be about 6 years from 2003 - wherein we now see the
announcement being made that Mars is going to be closer to Earth
than it has been since 70 some thousand years ago. Interestingly,
that is also in the time period ballpark of the figure the C's gave
for the destruction of the planet that was formerly in the orbit
now occupied by the asteroid belt. It was also the time of the
arrival to Earth of the "Nordic" type of human.
So, what is the meaning of this "Mars Event?" First of all, it will get people used to strange astronomical events that might otherwise be frightening. Second, it could very well be a distraction.
And maybe that is what is happening with Mars...
The Google problem again: Those of you who have read our recent article COINTELPRO and the Speed of Light, will be aware of who John Baez is. As we described him in the earlier piece about the Bogdanov Affaire, he is one of the most active physicists on the internet. In the Speed of Light article, I pointed out that John Baez's commentary on the Bogdanov Affaire was "googled" and at the top of the search for the terms "bogdanov affair" or "bogdanovs" etc. This was on November 5.
Well, we pointed this out to several people, along with the fact that cassiopaea seems to be gradually disappearing from google, and a number of them took certain actions to "test" the idea. The Bogdanov pages were moved to other sites and submitted to google. Again, they have not appeared.
Now, this isn't because google takes its time, I don't think, because we notice that John Baez has again updated his pages about the Bogdanovs and again he has been "googled" with the update of November 7.
Those of you who haven't yet had a look at it, check out Ark's updated discussion with the Bogdanovs wherein he begins a different approach, and you will see one of the possible reasons the Bogdanovs have been targeted by what is NOW OBVIOUSLY COINTELPRO.
As I quoted from the book The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence by former high level CIA official, Victor Marchetti:
"This cult is patronized and protected by the highest level government officials in the world. It's membership is composed of those in the power centers of government, industry, commerce, finance, and labor. It manipulates individuals in areas of important public influence - including the academic world and the mass media. The Secret Cult is a global fraternity of a political aristocracy whose purpose is to further the political policies of persons or agencies unknown. It acts covertly and illegally."
President Bush, outlining a legislative agenda after his party captured both the House and the Senate in midterm elections, said Thursday his top priority was legislation to create a new Department of Homeland Security. He said he wanted it this year. - Asked to sum up his reaction to the election, Bush said it showed that "people want something done." He said Congress should not wait until next year, but should take up the homeland security bill in the post-election "lame duck" session that begins next week. "I want it done. It is a priority," Bush said.
"National Internal Security Policy: The purpose of internal security of the country will be to execute the authority of the state within its territorial borders. It will be a paragon of the government organized along military lines, to function as a 'state police', yet able to be prepared for any and all special tasks of the country. It will concentrate on internal enemies of the state, it will be an exclusive formation and it will be limited in size. " Code of Hitler's Waffen-SS
Secret Cult - First in a series of articles dealing with the manipulation of our world - physically and metaphysically via COINTELPRO, both cosmic and ordinary.
Republican steamroller forces its agenda on Congress Gleeful new US legislature prepares to implement President Bush's right-wing mandate as old order is overturned. - From tax cuts to homeland security, to deregulation and a host of blocked conservative judicial nominations, the new Republican leadership in the Senate intends to move as quickly as possible – in some cases as soon as the "lameduck" session, which starts on 12 November and runs until the 108th Congress is installed in January. Comment: America, you are watching events unfold that exactly parallel the acts of Adolf Hitler and his NAZI takeover of Germany. Each and every one of you who does nothing now, realize fully - imprint it in your brain - the day will arrive when they come for YOU or one of your loved ones. You can take that to the bank.
Should the military be given the names of every high school student in America? - Sharon Shea-Keneally, principal of Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington, Vermont, was shocked when she received a letter in May from military recruiters demanding a list of all her students, including names, addresses, and phone numbers. The school invites recruiters to participate in career days and job fairs, but like most school districts, it keeps student information strictly confidential. "We don't give out a list of names of our kids to anybody," says Shea-Keneally, "not to colleges, churches, employers -- nobody." - But when Shea-Keneally insisted on an explanation, she was in for an even bigger surprise: The recruiters cited the No Child Left Behind Act, President Bush's sweeping new education law passed earlier this year. There, buried deep within the law's 670 pages, is a provision requiring public secondary schools to provide military recruiters not only with access to facilities, but also with contact information for every student -- or face a cutoff of all federal aid.
New way to send hidden messages - Secret codes, 128-bit encryption, the Enigma machine, invisible ink, the red and blue cellophane overlay--all were invented as ways to deliver information without anyone else knowing. Since the dawn of civilization, humans have yearned for a way to send hidden messages. And now Intrasonics, a start-up in Cambridge, England, says it can send these messages over loudspeakers. - The company, which was spun out of intellectual-property consulting firm Generics Group, an incubator of upstarts, has devised a method for sending wireless signals over ordinary audio speakers so that humans can't hear them. With this same technology, radio stations can unobtrusively transmit ads, Web site URLs, or information about music and artists to in-car cell phones. A major worldwide carrier will begin trials in the next six months.
The Enemy Within - Gore Vidal is America’s most controversial writer and a ferocious, often isolated, critic of the Bush administration. Here, against a backdrop of spreading unease about America’s response to the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath, we publish Vidal’s remarkable personal polemic urging a shocking new interpretation of who was to blame. - One year after 9/11, we still don't know by whom we were struck that infamous Tuesday, or for what true purpose. But it is fairly plain to many civil-libertarians that 9/11 put paid not only to much of our fragile Bill of Rights but also to our once-envied system of government which had taken a mortal blow the previous year when the Supreme Court did a little dance in 5/4 time and replaced a popularly elected president with the oil and gas Cheney/Bush junta.
The stark warning of a possible chemical or nuclear terrorist attack on the UK was released on Thursday but then withdrawn minutes later. Comment: Was it REALLY a "slip up?"
UN adopts tough Iraq resolution - The UN Security Council has unanimously endorsed a long-awaited resolution designed to force Iraq to give up its weapons of mass destruction. All 15 members agreed the text of the latest US and UK-sponsored draft - the result of two months of negotiation. - US President George W Bush stressed that the US and its allies would disarm Iraq if President Saddam Hussein ignored the UN demands. "His co-operation must be prompt and unconditional, or he will face the severest consequences," Mr Bush said. UK Prime Minister Tony Blair warned the Iraqi leader: "Defy the UN's will and we will disarm you by force. Be in no doubt whatever over that." - The resolution adopted by the Security Council makes no case for a subsequent resolution on military force - a clear victory for the US, which has reserved the right to take unilateral military action.
Binyamin Netanyahu, the hardline former prime minister who has criticised Ariel Sharon for being too soft on the Palestinians, returned to political office yesterday as Foreign Minister after three years on the outside. He will serve in a caretaker government until elections that are now expected to be held in January.
As the threat of war grows, archaeologists make plea to spare Iraq's treasures. - The names evoke ancient kingdoms past, the empires of Babylon and Assyria from the times of Nebuchadnezzar and Alexander the Great. Most of the palaces and temples and mosques of those ancient civilisations crumbled many centuries ago. But something between 10,000 and 100,000 archaeological sites hold the enduring remains.
The timeframe for the UN security council resolution on Iraq - · Iraq has until November 15 to accept its terms and pledge to comply · Iraq has until December 8 to provide weapons inspectors and the Security Council with a complete declaration of all aspects of its chemical, biological and nuclear programs · Weapons inspectors have until December 23 to resume their work in Iraq · Weapons inspectors are to report to the Security Council 60 days after the start of their work. If inspectors resume their work on December 23, the latest they would be able to report to the council would be February 21 2003 · Weapons inspectors, however, are to immediately report any Iraqi interference with their work, any failure by Iraq to comply with disarmament obligations, and any false statements or omissions in its declaration · Upon receipt of such a report from inspectors, the security council will immediately convene to consider the situation and the need for full compliance in order to restore international peace and security. Comment: That's how long we have to live our "normal life." Until February 21, 2003... Unless something happens between now and then to change the probable future...
While the Democrats are now limping nationally, in Florida they are entirely crippled. Voting on Tuesday left the party without a single government officer in Tallahassee, the state capital, and with so few members in the state legislature that they have been rendered virtually irrelevant. "We're staring into the abyss," conceded Dan Gelber, a Democrat state representative from Miami.
Comment: There is something about this whole thing that is logically inconsistent. We are told that voter turn-out was rather high... about 39 percent, I believe. Now generally, voters do not turn out if they are fairly satisfied with the way the country is being run. And of course, we realize that the Bush gang is telling us that this was a big "vote of confidence" FOR the current administration. But is it that simple? Bush's campaigning focused on war, polls say that people do not want war, they want economic solutions. We are then told that the exit polls were "flawed" and other polling organizations are in an uproar at present because their "opinion polls" do not seem to match the actual election results. What is wrong with this picture??? It STINKS of a rigged election. My guess is that yes, there was a much higher turn-out of voters, and the reason they were coming out to vote was because they were incensed and wanted to vote AGAINST Bush and the Republicans. And maybe the Bush Reich knew this? Maybe they had the CIA rig the computers??? Not too difficult a job for the alphabet soup guys, you must admit. After all, an administration that would fly 757's into an occupied office complex, and who would plan an attack on a basically unoccupied part of their own command center to cover their guilt, would do anything... But, of course, denial is pretty powerful, especially when it is induced by the hypnosis of the mass media and the "official culture."
A triumph for Mr Bush, but we may all bear the cost of the Democrats' failure - "Don't misunderestimate me," George W. Bush once famously (perhaps apocryphally) warned when he was running for president. It was a typical Bushism. We know what he meant, though, and the results of the mid-term elections in the United States mean that few would dare to misunderestimate the president's political skills now. He has confounded the pundits' confident predictions of tight results and recounts lasting for weeks, if not months. It was an unexpected triumph for Mr Bush. Comment: So unexpected that we just MUST ask some hard questions here. It may have nothing at all to do with "political skills" and everything to do with conspiracy to take over the world. But, of course, everybody is in denial about it - the people in Germany were in denial about Hitler, too - until it was too late. They woke up, alright... rather painfully.
Gephardt 'to step down' as Democrat backlash begins - Fumbling for excuses and straining at patches of silver lining in an otherwise dismal panoply of failure in the American mid-term elections, leaders of the Democratic Party faced the first stirrings of rebellion in their own ranks yesterday as their Republican foes basked in their political triumph.
November 7, 2002 - President Bush, outlining a legislative agenda after his party captured both the House and the Senate in midterm elections, said Thursday his top priority was legislation to create a new Department of Homeland Security. He said he wanted it this year. - Asked to sum up his reaction to the election, Bush said it showed that "people want something done." He said Congress should not wait until next year, but should take up the homeland security bill in the post-election "lame duck" session that begins next week. "I want it done. It is a priority," Bush said.
Remember these items?
Office of Homeland Security - Bush's Plan for a Dictatorship - The proposed Department of Homeland Security: If approved, it will amount to the most significant reorganization of the government since the Department of Defense was created and put under the control of a single secretary of defense in 1949 during the Truman administration. The proposal calls for all or parts of 22 government agencies to be pulled together under a single department committed to protecting the nation from terrorist attacks. As outlined by President Bush, the department would have 170,000 employees and a budget of $37.4 billion. There is some debate over how the new department is to be organized, with disagreement over how much latitude the president ought to have in hiring, firing and transferring employees. Bush wants broad discretion in how to run the department.
Polls show decline in support for Bush as fears mount in America - Sixty-four per cent said they believed the Bush administration had failed to explain its position in regard to Iraq and why military action was required.
Homeland stalemated in Senate - legislation creating the Homeland Security Department remains mired in a Senate stalemate over labor rights. - Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, chief sponsor of the Democratic homeland security bill. - Bush's unwavering insistence on broad powers over thousands of government employees is to blame for the stalemate. - "They say, 'It's either our way or no way,"' said Sen. Byron Dorgan, a North Dakota Democrat. "It's nonsense. There's no reason we can't have a compromise." - The central issue remains Bush's demands for greater authority to hire, fire and deploy the new agency's estimated 170,000 employees and to exempt them from union bargaining agreements for reasons of national security. - Democrats, who control the Senate, say Bush's proposals would effectively wreck many civil service protections in the new agency and amount to an assault on union bargaining rights. Bush has threatened to veto a Democratic bill that doesn't include the powers.
Liberty Wins -- So Far - It's true that the Bush administration, like its predecessors in wartime, has pressed for sweeping increases in executive authority, based on the novel argument that the president has the unilateral power to detain and investigate American citizens and alien residents without oversight from Congress or the courts. But the more surprising development is that the courts and Congress, unlike their predecessors in wartime, are rejecting the president's most extreme claims. - In a series of court cases, federal judges have insisted on the importance of judicial oversight of the president's powers of detention and deportation. And in the debates over the USA Patriot Act and the homeland security bill, libertarians on the right have joined with civil libertarians on the left in persuading Congress to repudiate the Bush administration's more draconian proposals for expanded surveillance authority. In this sense, the greatest protector of American liberty during the past year turned out to be something so basic that we often take it for granted: the checks and balances provided by the separation of powers in the Constitution.
Comment: Dear Readers, there is actually very little point in continuing this daily labor of trying to set off the alarm clock. I know that everybody who reads these pages has a clue about what is happening, and probably a lot more people as well. But either the election was rigged, or the American people actually voted the way they did and have given over their will to Dubya.
There exists in our world today a powerful and dangerous secret cult.
Victor Marchetti, a former high-ranking CIA official tells us that its holy men are the clandestine professionals of the Central Intelligence Agency. In our opinion, the CIA is but one "arm" of the cult, just as Benedictines were but one order of the Catholic Church. To borrow from, and paraphrasing, Marchetti:
This cult is patronized and protected by the highest level government officials in the world. It's membership is composed of those in the power centers of government, industry, commerce, finance, and labor. It manipulates individuals in areas of important public influence - including the academic world and the mass media. The Secret Cult is a global fraternity of a political aristocracy whose purpose is to further the political policies of persons or agencies unknown. It acts covertly and illegally.
It is true that the CIA is ONE of the primary instruments of the Cult; but it is not the only one. Yet, it is necessary to know something about the CIA in order to understand the objectives of the Cult. Marchetti tells us:
It engages in espionage and counterespionage, in propaganda and disinformation (the deliberate circulation of false information), in psychological warfare and paramilitary activities. It penetrates and manipulates private institutions, and creates its own organizations (called "proprieteries") when necessary. It recruits agents and mercenaries; it bribes and blackmails foreign officials to carry out its most unsavory tasks. It does whatever is required to achieve its goals, without any consideration of the ethics involved or the moral consequences of its actions.
The operations of the CIA … are hidden… to prevent the public and even Congress from knowing what the mysterious agency is doing - or why.
The Cult justifies this with the dramatic assertions that the CIA's purpose is to preserve the "national security," that its actions are in response to the "needs of the nation's defense." No one - in an age in which secrecy is the definitional operative of security - need know more than that.
The cult is intent upon conducting the affairs of world government without the awareness of participation of the people. It recognizes no role for a questioning legislature or an investigative press. Its adherents believe that only they have the right and the obligation to decide what is necessary to satisfy the national - and even global - needs. The Cult demands that it not be held accountable for its actions by the people it professes to serve. It is a privileged, as well as secret, charge. In their minds, those who belong to the Cult have been ordained, and their service is immune from public scrutiny.
The "clandestine mentality" is a mind-set that thrives on secrecy and deception. It encourages professional amorality - the belief that righteous goals can be achieved through the use of unprincipled and normally unacceptable means. The Cult's leaders must tenaciously guard their official actions from public view. To do otherwise would restrict their ability to act independently; it would permit the American people to pass judment on not only the utility of their policies, but the ethics of those policies as well.
For adherents of the Cult, hypocrisy and deception, like secrecy, have become standard techniques for preventing public awareness of their clandestine operations and governmental accountability for them. And these individuals who ask that they be regarded as honorable, will, when caught in their own web of lies, even assert that they have a right to lie to the people "for their own good.
In all times and in all places, there are the masses, and there are the elite controllers of the masses. This is true in tribal cultures and it is true in modern society. In primitive tribes, it is the shaman, the witch doctor, the "medicine man," and the elders who, in an unholy alliance with the chief or the king, determine the "official culture." The "official culture" is the control system of taboos, beliefs, traditions, customs, and all of those things that constitute the covenant between the rulers and the ruled. It is by means of the covenant that the perceived safety of collective identity is formed.
A covenant consists in a ruling elite demanding that the people they will agree to protect by virtue of some superior ability that they claim to possess, must obey the laws they institute. And, first and foremost among these laws is generally the demand that the people pledge allegiance to the constituted government and its titulary head, and never question the rulings of the elite, lest they be abandoned to the fate of chaos and predation. In other words, in any covenant, whether clearly stated or not, there are provisions and conditions, the primary one being: "Believe in me and obey me or else I will destroy you."
Keep in mind that this "covenant" is subliminal. Psychologically speaking, the state - the ruling elite - take the role of a parent to the people. In parent child relationships, the child very soon comes to the realization that he is small and weak and helpless in the big cold world. The child quickly learns that behaving in certain ways results either in approval or rejection. "If you do what is right, you will be accepted." And rejection carries with it the terror of exclusion - abandonment to the cold, terrifying world.
The use of religion in this Control System is significant. Monotheism is the ultimate "obey me or I will destroy you" covenant, and it has been cleverly utilized by the elite for millennia to control the masses. Backed by the unassailable authority of the word of God, the rule of kings and priests has been the source of authorization of our ethics, codes of conduct, and to sanction all manner of ideas that the elite see as being useful to maintaining and strengthening their dominance.
Concentrating power in a single individual, or a small group, is an effective way to "fix identity" and to elicit loyalty. Historically, a covenant was made between a stronger, dominant individual or group, and a weaker, lesser individual or group that was indebted to the stronger for favors of various sorts - generally allowing the weaker individuals to live in peace. Covenants literally gave the elite the option of allowing the masses to live if they agreed to be subjected to the stipulations of the covenant, or to be obliterated if they objected. A covenant is never about an agreement between two equals.
The only difference between primitive tribal cultures and modern society is the scale and the means of control. Once sovereign power has been legitimized by being conferred by higher powers or ideals, there is no check on the will or actions of the ruling elite. The "state" becomes an abstract person with a monopoly on power that has been "mystically" conferred, and is inviolate and unimpeachable. The nation is perceived by the people as consecrated by God - a holy entity - and nationalism is religion secularized and the nation is thereby sanctified.
Implicit in a covenant between the ruled and the rulers is the subtext of what will happen to you if you "break the rules." This does not have to be spelled out - it can be conveyed in symbolic images or events.
It is at this point that we see the true source of the power of the elite - the will to believe inherent in human beings. They don't WANT to know the truth because when the system of transcendent omnipotence is debunked, when the elite's ability to grant wishes, confer a heart, brain, and courage is exposed as not having a source in transcendence at all but in humbuggery, the people know - somewhere inside - that they will then be left to their own resources in the haunted forest of the wicked witch and her army of shrieking monkeys and stomping giants. There are very few Dorothys in this world. Most people are like the residents of Oz - preferring the lies and illusions as long as they can go about their business singing "Oh ho ho, ha ha ha … life is great in the Merry old land of Oz!
And perhaps that is not a bad thing. For those who do not have the heart, courage, and brains of Dorothy and her friends, it IS better to stay inside the walls of Oz and to believe in the Wizard and to believe in the covenant that the Wizard will always protect them from not only what is "out there," but also their own weaknesses and lack of will or ability to "go home." And for many people, Oz IS home.
In our world, as in the movie, the Wizard creates the official culture. The "official culture" is what the people are told or made to believe by various means which elicits from them their agreement to support with their energy, thoughts - even their lives - the will of the Wizard, the King and the shaman. In some primitive cultures, the King controls the shaman, but most often, the shaman controls the King as well. The important point is that in all times and places the few control the many by this implicit - if not explicit - covenant. And in the end, the simple fact is this: All elites take great care to make sure that the rules, the taboos, the constituted laws, the perceptions of the people, serve to maintain their power and control.
Keep in mind that the Land of Oz is a land of illusion and delusion - the belief in the omnipotence of the Wizard. This means that we can look at the problem in terms of realities. There is Reality One: Kansas, Reality Two, Oz, and Reality Three - the wizard behind the curtain, pulling levers, creating smoke and mirrors and shouting into a microphone to create and sustain reality Two - the Oz illusion. Reality Three - the most unreal of them all - is, in the words of Jacques Vallee, "the basis for everything" that is perceived and believed in Oz. It is the reality that very few people ever perceive - no, nor do they want to perceive it. And it is a reality that manufactures and propagates LIES. It has taken complete, overt, control of America through George W. Bush.
It's time to go. I hope that as many of you as possible will contribute as much as you can to the purchase and establishment of a Quantum Future School Center - for all who want to go home.
November 6, 2002 - Two in New York Have Bubonic Plague - Two patients at a New York City hospital have been diagnosed with a dangerous disease not seen in decades. Eyewitness News has learned that doctors at Beth Israel Medical Center are caring for the two people who have the Bubonic plague. - The Bubonic plague claimed millions of lives in Europe and Asia in the Middle Ages. Now sources confirm for Eyewitness News the probably presence of the plague in two patients here in New York. The pair is a married couple from New Mexico who were in the city on vacation. - Doctors say they believe the couple was infected in their home state after sleeping in a sleeping bags that had been outdoors on their property for several weeks. Those sleeping bags are now being tested. Officials say there are 20 to 30 cases of Bubonic plague worldwide each year. If caught early, the disease is very treatable, but it is often mistaken for a cold. If treatment is delayed, the plague can, of course, be fatal.
World braces for 'triumphant' Bush - The world now faces President George W. Bush triumphant after the midterm elections. His Republican Party is in command of both Houses of Congress, and Bush can claim a potent new mandate for an assertive foreign policy whose unilateralist "America First" implications have disconcerted friends and foes alike. - "We are dealing with a power that has no limit in its dealing with foreign issues," said Mohammed Shaker, head of the Egyptian Council on Foreign Relations, whose wariness of a Bush administration unrestrained by any other branch of government was widely shared beyond U.S. shores. - In Asia, officials were trying to assess what the elections could mean for their region. Taku Yamasaki, secretary-general of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, concluded that America's War on terrorism would continue even more forcefully, since the Republican victory "confirms that public opinion remained united behind the Bush administration's policy."Comment: Of course, we may never know if that is true. An administration that would do what the Bush Gang has already done, wouldn't stop short of fixing the election. We truly face dark times.
Canada is a whining country that has been freeloading off the Unites States defence budget for decades," nothing but a "Soviet Canuckistan." These words were spoken by failed presidential-candidate-turned-television-host Pat Buchanan in response to the objection of a U.S law by Canadian officials. This law is demanding that photos and fingerprints be taken from some Arab-Canadian visitors to the country. While this law is not an unreasonable request, the comments made by Buchanan are blatantly rude and ignorant. In addition, Mr.Buchanan was also quoted for calling Canada a "safe haven for terrorists." - If Canada is such a "haven for terrorists," as Buchanan puts it, then perhaps he can explain why there are no unibombers or snipers killing innocent citizens and instilling fear throughout the country.
Joy for Republicans in mid-term polls - George Bush's Republicans have been given a major vote of confidence in the US mid-term elections. It is only the third time in a century that the president's party has gained House seats in a mid-term election — after Presidents Franklin Roosevelt in 1934 and Bill Clinton in 1998. Republicans appeared helped by George Bush's popularity, his energetic campaigning and by the relatively low number of competitive races.
George W. Bush is set to drive the agenda in Washington for the remainder of his term after a historic midterm election in which the GOP gained control of the Senate and built on its majority in the House.
Last night I had a dream about the C's remark:
"Human cycle mirrors cycle of catastrophe.Earth benefits in form of periodic cleansing. Time to start paying attention to the signs. They are escalating. They can even be "felt" by you and others, if you pay attention. [...] Point is to watch, look, listen."
In my dream, I was shown that if Bush prevails in his plans, he and the group he represents are the "magnet" that will accelerate the Earth Changes which will include - ultimately - the near total destruction of the United States. There was, for a brief moment, a window of opportunity to change the future for large masses of human beings. That window has now closed. America itself has chosen. Even if we suspect that HAARP was activated prior to the elections to insure a Bush victory - even if we suspect that activation of HAARP may have influenced the recent spate of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions - the bottom line is: this has been reported over and over again, revealed by insiders, published by the underground, and still the public chooses the "official culture" as the arbiter of their reality. They have given over their will to the Beast, sowing the wind, and shall reap the whirlwind.
Oh, somewhere in this favored land the
sun is shining bright.
COINTELPRO and The Speed of Light - There exists in our world today a powerful and dangerous secret cult. So wrote Victor Marchetti, a former high-ranking CIA official, in his book The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence. This is the first book the U.S. Government ever went to court to censor before publication. In this book, Marchetti tells us that there IS a "Cabal" that rules the world and that its holy men are the clandestine professionals of the Central Intelligence Agency.
In our opinion, the CIA is but one "arm" of the cult, just as Benedictines were but one order of the Catholic Church. To borrow from, and paraphrasing, Marchetti:
Justices ruled against a young man from Guatemala who claims he fled to America after being threatened by guerrillas. His asylum request was denied by U.S. immigration officials, but an appeals court overturned that decision by the executive branch of government. Without hearing arguments, the Supreme Court said the Bush administration -- not courts -- has the right to make those types of decisions.
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