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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.
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December 17, 2002 - Debunking the bin Laden tape Voice detective wonders why U.S. called it genuine - "You will be killed just as you kill," threatens the voice, purportedly that of Osama bin Laden, specifically naming Canada and other Western countries as targets. The sound lights up a computer screen with clusters of vertical lines and patches of blues and greens, making a "voice print" that is matched against others confirmed to be the Al Qaeda leader's.
"The more I work on this, the more I'm confident that it's not him," says Hervé Bourlard, director of the Dalle Molle Institute for Perceptual Artificial Intelligence, one of the world's leading voice-recognition institutes. Bourlard's conclusion — that the tape is probably the work of an imposter — caused a worldwide sensation on Nov. 29 and rekindled the mystery of whether bin Laden is dead or alive. It also raised questions about U.S. intelligence, which declared the mystery solved by describing the audiotape, broadcast Nov. 12, as "genuine" and recently recorded. Bourlard stresses he's no political analyst. Still, he wonders if U.S. officials have ulterior motives when they insist it's bin Laden's voice on the tape.
Comment: Important question, indeed. But you won't see this FACT get any real play in the mass media. Nor will anything of significant truth be covered by them. Indeed, we are fortunate to have the internet, what is unfortunate is that so many people still do not, and they are programmed to "trust" the talking heads over an above any other authority. If Peter Jennings or Tom Brokaw don't say it, it just isn't real for them. That, in itself, suggests an agenda by the Jewish controlled media.
A United Nations inquiry has found that, contrary to claims by the Israeli army, eight of the 10 Palestinians killed in a raid in the Gaza Strip were unarmed civilians. - The UN ordered its own inquiry because two of the dead were employees of Unrwa, a UN agency which provides humanitarian relief to Palestinian refugees. Their deaths came on top of already strained relations between the UN and the Israeli authorities after the death of Iain Hook, a British Unrwa worker shot dead by an Israeli sniper in Jenin last month. -
Ahlan Kandil worked as a teacher at a UN-funded school. Her husband, Mohammed, remains in the flat where she died. Her blood is still smeared across the floor, more than a week after her death. Mr Kandil said he had not cleaned it because he wanted to prove that she was a civilian killed inside her own home. "We were sleeping when we heard the mosque loudspeakers telling people to be careful because there was an incursion," said Mr Kandil.
"I heard gunfire from all directions. We were getting ready to take the kids and go downstairs because it's safer. She was getting dressed. "Suddenly she moved her face. The bullet had entered at her teeth. Another hit her at the side. She said, 'Help me, Mohammed.' Then she turned to look for the kids to see if they were all right. I went to see what happened to her and she fell on the floor, bleeding from her mouth." Mr Kandil rushed his wife to hospital but she died of her injuries. Comment: Israel is sowing the wind and will reap the whirlwind...
Remote-controlled bacteria could be just around the corner. Researchers have found a way to switch cell processes on and off with radio waves. - Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge told this week's Materials Research Society meeting in Boston. Cells, he explained, could be equipped with a toolbox of 'software' - such as the ability to glow periodically. Remote-controlled enzymes could cut and paste these modules as if downloading a particular program into the cells. This is a long way off, but the components are taking shape. Comment: Wonder if such little "machines" could be introduced via something like "smallpox inoculations." What a fiendish thought...
The Nazification of America - Bush is foisted on the American public through a coup d'etat of the Supreme Court after massive election fraud perpetrated by his brother in Florida. -
The Supreme Court was packed with reactionary right-wingers, several of whom had conflicts of interest because of their ties to the Bush family. -
Dubya appoints convicted criminals, racists, and corporate-controlled underlings to his cabinet. -
Bush pushes his tax cuts for the wealthy through Congress, begins his assaults on the environment, and commands the FBI to stop investigations concerning the Bin Laden family and other suspected terrorist cells. -
The Bush junta's totally cynical appointment of the war criminal Henry Kissinger to create a coverup for the 9/11 terrorist attacks on American citizens arouses additional suspicion that the Bush administration was complicit in the horror. -
Hundreds of "suspects" were immediately jailed after 9/11, without benefit of habeas corpus or other rights. Some of these suspects have already been found guilty of the crime. - Were some of them possible witnesses of the complicity of the Bush Junta?
The Bush junta forced the Patriot Act bill through Congress, suspending essential civil liberties, excusing oppression as essential to the "war on terrorism," and maintaining that dissent was treason. -
Presidential decrees make it possible for military forces to be used to monitor and control the civilian population, in abrogation of the posse comitatus act. -
In the 2000 and then again in the midterm 2002 elections, electronic voting has meant that our democratic right to have our votes counted fairly and accurately has been taken from us by the Bush junta. -
Since we now suffer under the situation where there is no opposition to the criminal Bush regime--most Democrats having effectively become pawns of the Republicans--thennone of the state election frauds will be investigated. We can't be sure that key races such as that of Mondale in Minnesota and Carnahan in Missouri were not the result of massive vote fraud. We can be sure thatthe Florida gubernatorial race was completely fixed. -
94,000 people -- over half of them African American --were on a "scrub list" in Florida, resulting in their being blocked from voting in the 2000 election. Did Florida rectify this mistake before the 2002 election? Fuhgeddaboudit! Those voters won't be reinstated in Florida until January 2003--if ever. Electronic, touch screen voting is the basis for election fraud: The "touch" screen computers are made by ES&S, the vendor chosen by Katherine Harris, Florida Secretary of State and current congressperson. The lobbyist who sold that company's system to Jeb and Katherine is Sandy Mortham, founder of "Women for Jeb" and Harris' predecessor as Secretary of State. Mortham was the person who instigated the scam in 1998 to find black voters who could be disqualified. And of course with electronic voting there is no paper ballot back-up. -
In the "decisive" 2002 mid-term "elections" the Republicans gained control of all branches of government: executive, legislative, and judicial. Just as in Hitler's Enabling Act, so Bush Jr. forced the Homeland Security bill through Congress which gave him complete dictatorial powers:
* the President is able to
make any decision he wishes without
judicial or legislative restraint
In a revealing admission in June, 1997, the Director of Resource Management for the U.S. Army confirmed the validity of a memorandum relating to the establishment of a civilian inmate labor program under development by the Department of the Army. The document states, "Enclosed for your review and comment is the draft Army regulation on civilian inmate labor utilization" and the procedure to "establish civilian prison camps on installations." -
Congressman Henry Gonzales clarified the question of the existence of civilian detention camps. In an interview, Gonzalez stated, "The truth is yes--you do have these stand by provisions, and the plans are here . . . whereby you could, in the name of stopping terrorism . . . evoke the military and arrest Americans and put them in detention camps." -
Sunday, November 10th, the New York
Times announced that 200,000 to 250,000 troops would be used to attack
Iraq, while 265,000 National
Guard and Reserve personnal would be called to active
duty--MOST OF WHICH WILL BE DEPLOYED IN
THE UNITED STATES!
Is Bush at war with Iraq or with American citizens?
Sweden Offers Free-speech Refuge To U.S. Officials - Blaine Williams hasn't stopped grinning since he arrived in Sweden two weeks ago. Several times a day he'll approach a complete stranger, offer a handshake and a smile, introduce himself as a former CIA analyst from America, and proceed to tell the bewildered Swede all the things he knows that directly contradict President George W. Bush's declarations about Saddam Hussein's intentions and capabilities. "Free at last!" Williams exclaimed to a reporter as he sat on his front porch and waved to new neighbors. "I was stuck in a totalitarian bureaucracy for 14 months. What a relief it is to say in public who I am and what I think." [...]
"I can assure you," Williams told Swedish [tv] viewers, "that no one at CIA believes a word Bush said. What's more, no one at CIA believes that Bush believes a word Bush said."
Williams is the first of dozens of former U.S. government employees expected to take refuge in Sweden over the next several months, courtesy of a bold project of the new social democratic government.
On October 15, the Swedish Parliament appropriated 500 million dollars for the "Palme Plan." Named for former Swedish president Olaf Palme, it promotes the virtues of free and honest speech among government officials in underdeveloped democracies. -
An October 8 story in the Houston Chronicle, by Jonathan Landy and Warren Strobel, convinced Carlsson that the same suffocating environment had enveloped key sectors of the Bush administration. Thirteen officials from the CIA, State Department and Pentagon, many with vast experience in the Middle East and South Asia, told Landy and Strobel the same thing: The White House has squelched dissent, imposed conformity and silence, demanded skewed analyses to justify its hard line, and repeatedly exaggerated or falsified intelligence information to inflate the Saddam threat.
What most alarmed the Swedish MP was that none of the analysts were willing to be quoted by name. Some were too frightened even to be quoted anonymously. "I couldn't help thinking that if these informed, respected patriots could raise their voices openly and in unison, they'd stop the administration's chicken hawks in their tracks," Carlsson said. "Public and congressional support for the war path would whither, and the president would be exposed as the world's most crooked 'straight shooter.'"
In addition to Williams, 28 other bureaucrats and their families are en route to Stockholm. All were spirited out of Washington by a team of Swedish secret agents who had honed their rescue skills in Yugoslavia and the Congo.
We'll have blood on our hands - Former Hollywood bad boy Sean Penn is the latest celebrity to join the protest against the threat of an American attack on Iraq. Rory McCarthy interviews him in Baghdad - Dozens of Hollywood celebrities have started a wave of protest against US threats of war in Iraq but Penn is the only one among them brave enough to fly into Saddam Hussein's realm. In doing so, he violates a US law which bans American citizens, besides journalists, from entering Iraq and risks fines of at least $10,000 (£6,000) and a potential jail term. More worryingly, perhaps, he also risks becoming the target of America's powerful conservative forces, the sort who trumpet Fox News as the voice of reason. [...]
Irreverent as ever, he broke the law and came to Baghdad to see the world's next war zone for himself. The Iraqi regime welcomed him with open arms. He was taken round a children's hospital and spent several hours talking to doctors about how 12 years of UN sanctions have wiped out their supplies of medicines and equipment. He met officials from Unicef who, in a ground-breaking report in 1999, said the sanctions had caused the deaths of 500,000 Iraqi children. He toured several schools which Unicef is helping to rebuild and he saw others that have yet to be helped. Most are badly run down, an appalling state for a country which before the Gulf war was enjoying $14bn in annual revenue from oil alone.
[Sean] seems angry at what he has seen. "I don't think it's a political statement to acknowledge that the sanctions have been devastating," he says. "In America, it seems to me that with the journalistic media saturation of our consciousness I have not had the skills to interpret as full a picture as I would need to, versus the human impression I get by coming here." In other words, and not surprisingly for a man who has had a rough ride in the press and has, on occasion, punched photographers, he doesn't think much of America's mainstream media. He is particularly angry they didn't give much space to a 20,000-strong anti-war march in Washington earlier this year. [He thinks] Washington, too, has been wrong in holding back the evidence it claims to have that Saddam still holds weapons of mass destruction and the hints of his widely-doubted links with al-Qaida. He wonders, too, what change has come over America since September 11.
Sean sez: "We have to try to rise to the occasion where war is not part of our human nature, where killing is something we can get past as a species. A war is not inevitable. If there is a war or continued sanctions against Iraq the blood of Americans and Iraqis alike will be on our hands."
When the 10 nonnuclear members of the Security Council receive their censored copy of Iraq's weapons declaration Monday, the reports will no longer contain Iraq's recipes for weapons of mass destruction. But another potentially volatile ingredient will be excised as well: the names of foreign companies that, knowingly or not, have supplied Iraq with weapons-making materials. One set of Iraqi documents in particular, dating from 1996 and 1997, was "chockablock with supplier names, front companies, letters of credit and other details," recalled a former U.N. inspector who asked not to be identified. Those names, with the exception of several accidentally revealed in one U.N. report, have never been made public by the world body. - According to accidental disclosures in a 1999 U.N. report compiled under then-chief weapons inspector Richard Butler, from 1985 to 1989, Iraq bought strains of anthrax, botulinum toxin, gangrene, West Nile virus and other pathogens from the American Type Culture Collection, a biological supply firm in Rockville, Md. Iraq also successfully ordered germ strains from the Pasteur Institute in Paris. - Buchanan said that previous inspection teams would often question suppliers about what they had sold to whom and then cross-check the information. Often, the process revealed the middlemen or front companies that had procured materials for Iraq's covert weapons programs.Comment: And we have a strong suspicion who those "middlemen" and "front companies" belonged to. That is Standard Operating Procedure for the CIA...
List Includes U.S. Firms That Aided Iraqis - Iraq's 12,000-page declaration of its weapons programs lists American companies that provided materials used by Baghdad to develop chemical and biological weapons in the 1980s, according to a senior Iraqi official. - The public release of such a list could prove embarrassing for the United States and highlight the extent to which the Reagan and first Bush administrations supported Iraq in its eight-year war with neighboring Iran in the 1980s. U.S. military and financial assistance to Iraq continued until Iraqi President Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in August 1990. - There is dissension within the council over the handling of Iraq's declaration. Under a deal quietly worked out over the weekend, the United States received the sole copy of the dossier and supporting material that was intended for the council. Washington then made duplicates for the four other permanent council members: Britain, France, Russia and China. Blix said the other 10 rotating council members will get edited copies of the dossier by Monday, with any information that could help countries develop weapons of mass destruction excised by UN inspectors.
Drones will keep watch on waters off Florida - The Air Force has deployed them to monitor military movements in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Philippines. The CIA dispatched one recently to kill a suspected al-Qaeda leader in Yemen. Now the Coast Guard is planning to bring the latest in battlefield technology to the waters off Florida. - The rapidly emerging technology gained prominence last month when the CIA used a Predator drone outfitted with a Hellfire missile to blow up suspected al-Qaeda operative Qaed Salim Sinan al-Harethi as he traveled along a desert highway in northwest Yemen. Al-Harethi and five others were killed in the attack.
Comment: Actually, the most prominent use of such drones was when one was crashed into the Pentagon and the Bush Junta blamed it on Terrorists. Also, the same technology that flies them is proprietary to Boeing and the software can be easily uploaded into certain Boeing planes... in other words, it may be so that nobody flew any planes into any buildings... the computer did it. After all, if it can hit a jeep moving on the ground with a few guys in it, do you think there would be any problem hitting a skyscraper?
Why Bush Remains Silent - Why didn't Tony Blair and George Bush mention Saddam Hussein's most terrible war crime? Why, in all their "dossiers", did they not refer to the 5,000 young men and women who were held at detention centres when their families - of Iranian origin - were hurled over the border to Iran just before President Saddam invaded Iran in 1980? Could it be because these 5,000 young men and women were used for experiments in gas and biological warfare agents whose ingredients were originally supplied by the United States? - Among the most terrible war crimes committed during the Second World War were the Japanese experiments with chemicals and gas on prisoners at Harbin, in occupied China. US officials ensured that the principal culprits got away in return for the results of their experiments. The Nazis ran medical tests on Jews in extermination camps in Europe, some of whose "doctors" also escaped punishment.
UFO Magazine published an important interview with Walt Andrus, MUFON founder. Recently retired, Andrus was at the helm of the organization for 32 years, with access to more information about the phenomenon than any other individual in the private sector. In this excerpt, he sums up what he has learned about the "Visitors."
Do you think the government knows all of the secrets about alien encounters, abductions, and the like?
Possibly, but not as much as people believe they do. There is really a select group of indeividuals within the government who know more than just the stories of UFO sightings here and there. This group knows the intelligence behind the UFOs. They know there's an alient intelligence that I believe is creating intentional confusion and tries to sow confusion among various people. Even within the group inside government who knows most of the truth about an alien presence, there's confusion. I think the aliens always have the ability to disclose themselves, but they will do it on their own terms, at their own will, and in their own time.
Different researchers debate the intention of the aliens who abduct human beings. Steven Greer says they're benevolent and not hostile, while Dr. David Jacobs sees them as a threat. Dr. John Mack reports on the frightening experience of abductees as do some of the witnesses whose stories are described by Budd Hopkins. Roger Leir sees their presence as invasive, implanting sophisticated tracking and communications devices in their subjects. Do you believe they're hostile?
Not hostile the way we'd define an enemy as hostile. However, they do have their own agenda, of which we're a part and possibly an unwilling part. I believe these alien creatures are hybridizing a species to create a generation of hybrids. With each succeeding generation of abductees they perfect the hybrid species to create a generation of hybrids. With each succeeding generation of abductees they perfect the hybrid species, recycling the DNA from abductee to the abductee's child and grandchild until they have a race of human hybrids that look no differenet from the way we do. However, they are still aliens endowed by an alien intelligence and whatever other powers the aliens possess. What's their mission? To insert themselves into powerful positions in government, in industry, in communications, and in the financial industry with each new generation. Theirs will be what I call a "zero-force takeover." Therefore the threat may not be a threat of violence, but, rather, a loss of what we'd consider our freedoms in a takeover of our planet.
Will we wake up one morning and find out that we've been conquered?
No, it's nothing like that. What's happening is a gradual infiltration of our institutions with individuals who possess some incredible powers. Maybe they have greater mental powers than we do. Maybe they're endowed with greater physical skills. But with each generation, very gradually over the years, the infiltration takes place as these young aliens move up the ranks and make room for their successors. They probably have the means to recognize one another. This has been a process that's evolutionary, not revolutionary. It's a process that began long ago and is well underway and that can't be stopped by any means we know because these hybrid creatures can probably avoid detection biologically even if there were a mass or global-wide testing of DNA to see who's one of us and who's not.
Is there any evidence of this hybridization?
Yes, but you have to read between the lines of what people like David Jacobs, Budd Hopkins, John Mack and others are writing about. All of these researchers point to the same phenomenon: aliens abducting human beings. Some human beings are traumatized by the process, by the invasiveness of the fertilization and then the taking of the fetuses before term. Maybe there's an attempt to implant memories as well that either make the whole event seem like a dream or even an enlightening experience where the subjects feel theyh're part of a great experiment. But I believe that the agenda is more specific to a complete takeover of our culture and planet. I believe that with each generation, we are approaching a kind of "evolution's end," as one writer put it. The aliens are creating a camouflage creature, who looks and moves just like a human but knows he or she is not. Their aim, as they centralize their power, is to have one of their hybrids walk down the streets of Rochester on a Monday morning and not be recognized for what it is.
Thirty years ago, Earth and Saturn had an extraordinary close encounter. The ringed planet was only 1.2 billion km from Earth--about as close as it can get--and its rings were tipped toward us. The view through a telescope was simply breathtaking. Next week it's going to happen again. "On Dec. 17th, Saturn and Earth will be unusually close together--about the same as thirty years ago," says NASA astronomer Mitzi Adams. And once again the planet's rings are tilted in our direction for maximum effect. "So get out your telescope." says Adams. "Even a small one will do."
December 16, 2002
Again: Major updating of the Timeline - Some Excellent material sent in by readers as well as our own research. Corrections and additions welcomed!
Bush, Blair warned of bin Laden nukes Al-Qaida purchased 20 suitcase arms from former KGB agents, says report - Suitcase nukes are not really suitcases at all, but suitcase-size nuclear devices. The weapons can be fired from grenade or rocket launchers or detonated by timers. A bomb placed in the center of a metropolitan area would be capable of instantly killing hundreds of thousands and exposing millions of others to lethal radiation. - Williams quotes an anonymous federal official as saying: ''The question isn't whether bin Laden has nuclear weapons, it's when he will try to use them.''
Comment: SoDamn Insane will probably do it with Dubya daily pushing him to the wall. So if the alphabet soup guys don't hit us with another 9-11 to ensure our compliance with Dubya's regime, and if they keep kicking sand in Saddam's face, then we can expect about anything... They just keep forgetting to mention the fact that they are all in this thing together.
US President George W Bush has authorised the CIA to kill about a dozen terrorist leaders named on a secret list prepared by the White House, US media has reported. Comment: Yeah. Well, expect that list to get longer and the definitions of "terrorists" to get broader.
Permanent War State - Most of us don't pay much attention to such stuff as history and perspective. Certainly the news media don't. Nevertheless, there are consequences of living in a war state, both to our own individual freedom and to our pocketbooks. This past week, President Bush made a big deal about signing a military authorization bill with a $30 billion increase. Here we are, 12 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and without a credible enemy in sight we are still spending nearly $400 billion annually on defense. It is not really the cost of defense, but rather the cost of an empire.
The United States is the largest arms dealer in the world. Since 1992, the United States has exported more than $142 billion worth of weaponry to states around the world. Keep this in mind when you hear Washington politicians decry the proliferation of weapons such as air-to-ground missiles. [...]
The U.S. arms industry, by the way, is the second-most-heavily subsidized industry after agriculture. In 1999, the United States supplied arms or military technology to 92 percent of all the conflicts around the globe. This military largesse often goes to nondemocratic countries with abominable human-rights records. [...]
But in addition to being the world's chief arms peddler, we also train the military personnel in more than 70 countries and have our own troops stationed in nearly 100 foreign countries. It has not been unusual for Americans to end up fighting people with American equipment and American training. The missiles on the wings of the Chinese fighter plane that collided with our intelligence aircraft were Israeli copies of American missiles. People trained and armed by the CIA during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan founded much of al-Qaida. It's unnecessary to the real defense of the United States and its people.
There is no country on Earth in a position to invade us with conventional forces. Only two countries, Russia and China, have the capability of attacking us with intercontinental ballistic missiles. Terrorists, while they are now receiving the bulk of the government's propaganda attention, cannot threaten our national security in any way, though they can, of course, kill some of us. But remember that in 2001, terrorists killed 3,000 of us, while 90,000 of us died in accidents. Even our own homegrown criminals killed 13,000 people, or four times as many as the terrorists. Police departments didn't get a $30 billion budget increase.
Scaring the home folks with "enemies at the gates" is the oldest ploy in human history for justifying an all-powerful government. Give us your money and your liberty, and we will protect you from the barbarians. Of course, the supply of barbarians proves to be infinite, for as soon as one enemy is defeated or collapses, another is manufactured.
Did the body snatchers get Bob Woodward? - More U.S. media acquiescence to the post 9/11 White House as it overturns restraints on government power put in place in direct response to abuses unveiled in the Watergate scandal - Watching one the great heroes of American journalism on TV last week, I found myself wondering if I had tuned in to a remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers . Bob Woodward certainly appeared to be a changed man from thirty years ago when, along with Carl Bernstein, he broke the Watergate story. Those Watergate exposes and the resulting congressional investigations - which ultimately led to the resignation of U.S. President Richard Nixon - were among the high points of U.S. democracy, showing that a vigilant press and congress could effectively curb the excesses of presidential power. So it was particularly striking to see this icon of journalism and press freedom on CNN’s Larry King Live reduced last week to a state of almost childlike wonder as he painted a picture of U.S. President George Bush as a fearless, resolute, decisive, humanitarian leader. -
Former Nixon advisor John Dean, who went to jail for his role in Watergate but who also helped expose Nixon’s role in the cover-up, wrote in an open letter to White House political strategist Karl Rove how similar he finds the Bush Administration to the Nixon Administration when it comes to White House secrecy, and how Bush risks “repeating the mistakes of the Nixon presidency.”
The most stunning example of the undoing of post-Watergate reforms is the Homeland Security Act, a far-reaching bill approved by Congress earlier this month that creates a massive new government bureaucracy empowered to collect data probing every aspect of the lives of Americans. “Warrantless searches, forced vaccinations of whole communities, federal information databases and a sinister new ‘Information Awareness Office’ at the Pentagon that uses military intelligence to spy on domestic citizens are just a few of the troubling aspects of the new legislation.” That assessment, by the way, comes from an independent-minded Republican congressman from Texas, Ron Paul, who opposed the bill.
Apart from a few such dissenters – including conservative commentator William Safire who described the new agency as having the “power to snoop on every public and private act of every American” – the American public has been largely submissive in the face of this massive power grab by the state.
Nobody was angrier than Kissinger. At a meeting with 9-11 family members before he resigned, the 79-year-old Kissinger told them he was “personally humiliated” to have his integrity questioned in newspaper editorials demanding that he disclose his clients. Comment: Kissinger humiliated? " The psychopath recognizes no flaw in his psyche, no need for change."
The Original Thirteenth Article of Amendment To The Constitution For The United States - "If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive, or retain any title of nobility or honour, or shall without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office, or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince, or foreign power, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the United States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them." [Journal of the Senate] [...]
This Article of Amendment is intimately connected to questions of war and national defense. It is designed to combat internal subversion and discord sowed by people who are adhering to foreign powers without stepping across the bold Consitutional line of treason. It is a corrective and supplemental measure to go along with Constitutional treason. This Article of Amendment added an enforceable strict penalty, i.e., inability to hold office and loss of citizenship, for violations of the already existing constitutional prohibition in Article 1, Section 9, Clause 8 on titles of nobility and other conflicts of citizenship interest, such as accepting emoluments of any kind for services or favors rendered or to be rendered, and is particularly applicable today in the 21st Century as government is increasingly FOR SALE to the highest bidder, as foreign and multinational corporations and individuals compete to line the pockets of politicians and political parties to accommodate and purchase protection or privilege, i.e. honors, for their special interests.
After appearing in numerous official publications until 1876, this Article "disappeared" from our Constitution, to be replaced by another made nearly 50 years later. The current 13th amendment is the one abolishing slavery.
The Missing 13th Amendment - In the winter of 1983, archival research expert David Dodge, and former Baltimore police investigator Tom Dunn, were searching for evidence of government corruption in public records stored in the Belfast Library on the coast of Maine. By chance, they discovered the library's oldest authentic copy of the Constitution of the United States (printed in 1825). Both men were stunned to see this document included a 13th Amendment that no longer appears on current copies of the Constitution. Moreover, after studying the Amendment's language and historical context, they realized the principle intent of this "missing" 13th Amendment was to prohibit lawyers from serving in government. -
So began a seven year, nationwide search for the truth surrounding the most bizarre Constitutional puzzle in American history -- the unlawful removal of a ratified Amendment from the Constitution of the United States. Since 1983, Dodge and Dunn have uncovered additional copies of the Constitution with the "missing" 13th Amendment printed in at least eighteen separate publications by ten different states and territories over four decades from 1822 to 1860. [...] Since the Amendment was never lawfully repealed, it is still the Law today. The implications are enormous.
* First, "titles of nobility" were prohibited in both Article VI of the Articles of Confederation (1777) and in Article I, Sections 9 and 10 of the Constitution of the United States (1787); * Second, although already prohibited by the Constitution, an additional "title of nobility" amendment was proposed in 1789, again in 1810, and according to Dodge, finally ratified in 1819. -
Clearly, the founding fathers saw such a serious threat in "titles of nobility" and "honors" that anyone receiving them would forfeit their citizenship. Since the government prohibited "titles of nobility" several times over four decades, and went through the amending process (even though "titles of nobility" were already prohibited by the Constitution), it's obvious that the Amendment carried much more significance for our founding fathers than is readily apparent today. [...]
If the missing 13th Amendment were restored, "special interests" and "immunities" might be rendered unconstitutional. The prohibition against "honors" (privileges) would compel the entire government to operate under the same laws as the citizens of this nation. Without their current personal immunities (honors), our judges and I.R.S. agents would be unable to abuse common citizens without fear of legal liability. If this 13th Amendment were restored, our entire government would have to conduct itself according to the same standards of decency, respect, law, and liability as the rest of the nation. If this Amendment and the term "honor" were applied today, our government's ability to systematically coerce and abuse the public would be all but eliminated. Imagine! A government without special privileges or immunities. How could we describe it? It would be ... almost like ... a government ... of the people ... by the people ... for the people!
Brunswick County to distribute anti-radiation pills - Brunswick County residents who live within a 10-mile radius of a nuclear power plant can receive free pills next month to protect them against radiation. - The pills are intended to reduce the chances of thyroid cancer from possible terrorism-induced radiation leaks.
COLORADO HATE CRIMES ROSE AFTER TERRORIST ATTACK - A new report says the number of crimes targeting Muslims in Colorado soared after last year's terrorist attacks. According to new figures from the FBI and Colorado Bureau of Investigation, there were 17 hate crimes targeting Muslims reported in Colorado in the second half of 2001. There were no such crimes reported in all of 2000. Overall, the number of crimes committed based on a racial, ethnic, religious or sexual bias rose to 165 in all of 2001. That's compared to 107 in 2000. Blacks and Hispanics remain the most frequent victims of hate crimes. The figures were included in the annual Uniform Crime Report.
Personal Terrorism Prevention - Companies that manufacture things like gas masks and chemical-repellent bodysuits used to sell their wares almost exclusively to the military and the police. After 9/11, however, these companies have suddenly found themselves marketing products to individual consumers. Comment: What a bonanza this Osama guy is to the Military-Industrial Complex!
S.C. bioterror experts prepare for the worst - As hospitals around the state prepare to vaccinate some of their employees against smallpox, health experts such as Gibson are busy picturing worst-case scenarios of bioterrorism and deciding how South Carolina would handle them. Comment: Thank you George Bush and the CIA and the rest of your cronies for this wonderful world in which we now live!
Al Qaeda leadership reported disrupted - U.S. military and intelligence forces have killed or captured a major portion of the al Qaeda leadership and several key successes were won in the past few months, according to CIA Director George J. Tenet. Comment: Okay, fine. Now we can ditch the smallpox vaccinations, the Homeland Security nonsense, the War with Iraq, and get back to normal... Oops... spoke too soon... see the following:
FBI chief says terrorists still at large on U.S. soil - Nearly 100 terrorist attacks, some intended to take place on U.S. soil, have been thwarted since Sept. 11, 2001, FBI Director Robert Mueller says. But he warns that many potential terrorists remain at large in the United States. We will be at war until we make certain that every member of al-Qaida is incapacitated in his or her ability to harm the United States, Mueller told The Associated Press. Comment: In other words, Osama Is Under Your Bed
Smallpox response might include quarantine - State and federal authorities could take extraordinary steps to contain an epidemic - Professor Lawrence Gostin, director of the Center for Law and the Public’s Health at Georgetown University Law School, said “there are huge logistical problems” with a quarantine, “not to mention the civil liberties implications of taking away people’s liberties en masse.”
Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson said Sunday he does not plan to be inoculated with the smallpox vaccine and recommends that other Cabinet members not request the inoculation either. "I do not believe it is necessary or should be taking place," he said. President Bush said Friday he will take the vaccine along with U.S. military forces but was not recommending the risky inoculation for most Americans. Comment: At his age, Bush has probably already had a smallpox vaccination. He's probably confident that he is inoculated against the inoculation.
Mystery virus hits N. Campus residents Uni of Maryland - Residents estimate more than 30 students on the floor and dozens of others across the campus have fallen ill to a faceless, ferocious virus that starts with hours of vomiting before dehydrating and weakening its victims so severely that rising from bed is unthinkable. - Perry, a 24-year veteran of the health center, said she has noticed a spike in viruses this year from last year. The Cumberland virus resembles recent outbreaks on four American cruise ships over the past two months, in which hundreds of vacationing passengers fell violently ill. A highly contagious germ known as a Norwalk-like virus was confirmed on two of the ships and is likely on the other two. Health center workers would not speculate as to the name of this virus.
3 Reported Lost on 9/11 Confirmed Alive - The discovery drops the number of people killed in the terrorist attack or reported missing to 2,792, according to the city's tally. - Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the city medical examiner, identified the them as Jeffrey Montgomery, of St. Joseph, Mo.; William Yemele, of Gaithersburg, Md.; and Oliva Khemrat, of Jersey City, N.J. But Khemrat's mother insists her daughter is still missing and said she was not informed of the change to the list. "They can't just take my child's name off without telling the family," Meena Bhiro said. She also said her daughter's correct full name is Olivia Bhowanie Devi Khemraj and she was last seen leaving for a job interview at the trade center Sept. 11. Police found Khemraj in late September this year and have encouraged her to call her mother, Lt. Kenneth Ling said Friday. He said police also left messages with Bhiro. "We understand that the relationship is strained and that they are not speaking with each other," Ling said.
Anti-terror programs training neighbors to spy on each other - Across the region, regular folks - from professionals to grandmothers - are being trained by the government to be lookouts in the fight against homeland terrorism. Those behind these training programs say they are taking pains to keep them from degenerating into neighborhood spy teams unduly influenced by presumptions and jingoism. - Town watch groups, known as the "eyes and ears" of the police, have attracted new members since Sept. 11, according to the National Crime Prevention Council. Watch duties have expanded, too, with neighbors out to spot not only vandals and burglars but terrorist cells as well. Terrorism-awareness programs are receiving praise from police, the FBI and town watches. They are now part of the post-Sept. 11 landscape where vigilance is the new watchword.
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But Then It Was Too Late - "The dictatorship, and the whole process of its coming into being, was above all diverting. It provided an excuse not to think for people who did not want to think anyway. I do not speak of your "little men", your baker and so on; I speak of my colleagues and myself, learned men, mind you. Most of us did not want to think about fundamental things and never had. There was no need to. Nazism gave us some dreadful, fundamental things to think about - we were decent people - and kept us so busy with continuous changes and "crises" and so fascinated, yes, fascinated, by the machinations of the "national enemies", without and within, that we had no time to think about these dreadful things that were growing, little by little, all around us. Unconsciously, I suppose, we were grateful. Who wants to think?
"To live in this process is absolutely not to be able to notice it - please try to believe me - unless one has a much greater degree of political awareness, acuity, than most of us had ever had occasion to develop. Each step was so small, so inconsequential, so well explained or, on occasion, "regretted," that, unless one were detached from the whole process from the beginning, unless one understood what the whole thing was in principle, what all these "little measures" that no "patriotic German" could resent must some day lead to, one no more saw it developing from day to day than a farmer in his field sees the corn growing. One day it is over his head.
"How is this to be avoided, among ordinary men, even highly educated ordinary men? Frankly, I do not know. I do not see, even now. Many, many times since it all happened I have pondered that pair of great maxims, Principiis obsta and Finem respice - "Resist the beginnings" and "consider the end." But one must foresee the end in order to resist, or even see, the beginnings. One must foresee the end clearly and certainly and how is this to be done, by ordinary men or even by extraordinary men? Things might have changed here before they went as far as they did; they didn't, but they might have. And everyone counts on that might.
The state of Alabama is sending more national guard troops into the war on terrorism. Governor Don Siegelman says the Detachment 1 of the 200th material management center in Homewood was ordered deployed Friday afternoon.
The Pentagon has ordered U.S. military bases in Turkey placed on a heightened state of alert after receiving intelligence that the al-Qaida terrorist network may be plotting an attack, perhaps with chemical or biological weapons. Comment: The Osama Is Under Your Bed routine...
The U.S. Embassy warned Americans to avoid apartment buildings and public places in Kuwait where many U.S. citizens gather or live because of recent threats. "American citizens are advised to avoid apartment complexes in Kuwait where Americans or other Westerners are generally known to live or visit in large numbers," an embassy telephone recording said Wednesday. Comment: The now tedious Osama Is Under Your Bed routine...
Aryan UFOs and Antarctic Bases - Much has been said about the “UFO” developments of the Third Reich; however, some important questions still remain. Were the Germans actually successful with these developments or not? According to some sources, an UFO crashed near the city of Freiburg in 1936. The UFO was found, and it’s likely that German scientists with the assistance of Schutzstaffel (SS) managed to repair and even test the UFO’s energy system and propulsion systems. Comment: Keep the salt handy on this one...
The Navy and Army plan to alert about 27,000 National Guard and Reserve troops to prepare for a possible call to active duty, probably in the Persian Gulf region, defense officials said Saturday. The decision to alert some reservists is a sign that the Pentagon is continuing to lay the groundwork for a military operation against Iraq, should President Bush decide military force is necessary.
8th-grader dies of meningitis - in New York
Two meningitis cases reported - in Michigan
Seventh Grader Dies of Meningitis - in Pennsylvania
State health officials investigate mass outbreak of a viral illness at high school in Minnesota. - An official with the Mounds View Public Schools reports that about 300 students at Mounds View High School in Arden Hills did not report for class on Wednesday because of the illness.
Flu outbreak closes schools - A rash of flu cases in children is causing an unprecedented wave of school closures throughout North and East Texas — and is probably moving west. At least a dozen school districts have closed in recent weeks "and it’s growing by two or three every day," Texas Education Agency spokeswoman Debbie Graves Ratcliffe said Friday. "We can’t remember a time when a school has closed because of a flu epidemic," Ratcliffe said.
Earth's volcanism linked to meteorite impacts - Large meteorite impacts may not just throw up huge dust clouds but also punch right through the Earth's crust, triggering gigantic volcanic eruptions. The idea is controversial, but evidence is mounting that the Earth's geology has largely been driven by such events. This would also explain why our planet has so few impact crater remnants. Counting the number of asteroids we see in the sky suggests that over the past 250 million years, Earth should have been hit around 440 times by asteroids larger than one kilometre across. But scientists have found only 38 large impact craters from this period.
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