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1. A Day in the Life: 5/10/6
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2. We are RIPE for harvesting! Any wonder why the geopolitics are the w
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3. Please vote to replace frist with a democrat
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4. Must Read
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From: "President, USA Exile Govt." firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Wed May 10, 2006 8:23am(PDT)
Subject: A Day in the Life: 5/10/6
GOVERNMENT OF THE USA IN EXILE
Free Americans Reaching
Out to Amerika's Huddled Masses Yearning to Breathe Free
May 10, 2006
NOTE: It's interesting that pimp/whore CNN is willing to circulate
this; it may mean that Boosch is toast. -- kl, pp
Hussein Attorney Slams Tribunal,
Lawyer also calls for tribunal to be abolished, trial to be moved
From Paul Courson
Tuesday, May 9, 2006 Posted: 2318 GMT (0718 HKT)
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- He's questioned the legality of the court. He's
called the trial "pure chaos." He's called a judge's attempt to protect
attorneys and witnesses "absurd."
Now, a member of Saddam Hussein's defense team is saying they need an
extra month to prepare the defense of the former Iraqi dictator because
the court has been uncooperative.
Ramsey Clark, who served as U.S. attorney general under President
Lyndon B. Johnson, said Tuesday that Hussein's legal team won't be
prepared to defend its client against war crime charges May 15, the
date the team is scheduled to present its case to the Iraqi Special
Tribunal in Baghdad.
Hussein's defense lawyers "haven't had the central documents to
prepare the defense, which we have asked for time and time again. We
don't even have the transcript of the testimony that has been given,"
At a Washington news conference, Clark leveled accusations at the White
House, which he said is using the tribunal "to vindicate its invasion,
to validate occupation and to make the world believe that the Iraqi
people demanded that Saddam Hussein and other leaders in his government
He added in a written statement, "The trial is clearly the planned
continuation of the essentially unilateral war of aggression waged by
the Bush administration against Iraq."
Clark also echoed remarks he made earlier this year about the legal
validity of the court, which he questions because of its alleged
inability to protect participants and because of what he feels is the
court's bias against Hussein.
The former Iraqi leader and seven other members of his regime are
charged with torturing and killing 148 civilians in the Shiite town of
Dujail 23 years ago. The killings are believed to be retaliation for a
failed assassination attempt on Hussein, a Sunni.
Clark, who said Tuesday that the tribunal should be abolished and that
Hussein's trial should be moved to a neutral court, made similar
comments earlier this year. Two defense attorneys had already been
killed when he joined the defense team in late November.
Sadoon Janabi, an attorney for Awad Hamad Bandar, the former chief
judge of Hussein's Revolutionary Court, was kidnapped and shot in the
head October 20, the day after the trial began. Adil Muhammed
al-Zubaidi, who was representing former Iraqi Vice President Taha
Yassin Ramadan, was shot to death November 8.
Though Clark did not request a specific change of venue for the Hussein
trial, he suggested that Hussein may have a better shot at a fair trial
in the United States.
The U.S. court system holds promise, Clark said, because a federal
jury recently declined to issue a death sentence to Zacarias Moussaoui,
the al Qaeda operative who pleaded guilty to having a connection to the
September 11, 2001, attacks.
Clark said the Moussaoui jury acted fairly in deciding that there
wasn't enough evidence to justify the death penalty, and he said an
American jury would be more objective than the Iraqi Special Tribunal.
Clark has been a civil rights attorney and controversial activist in
recent years. He opposed the war in Iraq and met with Hussein in
February 2003, just before the U.S.-led invasion of the country.
In January, Clark suggested during an interview with The Associated
Press that a lack of proper medical care caused the death of former
Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milosevic, whom Clark said "became
president during a time of great crisis." (Full story)
Milosevic died during a U.N. War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague,
Netherlands, where he faced 66 counts of war crimes, including
Saying it was important to remember Milosevic's "struggle to preserve
Yugoslavia," Clark told the AP that during the tribunal, "everyone knew
his health was failing, but he was not granted proper medical care.
Amid the struggle, his heart gave up."
From: janet phelan <email@example.com>
Date: May 10, 2006 10:02:54 AM EST
Update on Susan Lindauer
Reporter and activist Susan Lindauer's initial court date on whether or
not she will be committed to a mental institution and/or forcibly
medicated was May 4.� According to J. Fields, who was in court that
day, things did not go well for Susan.� Fields stated to me that there
were two witnesses who consumed most of the time in court.� These two
psychiatric experts�testified that Susan's "psychosis"--which
apparently is comprised of such symptoms as "delusions of
persecution"�--(seriously, how transparent can they get?) may not be
treatable at all.� There were citings of psychiatric clinical trials,
in which standard anti-psychotic medications do not work with people
who have these delusions.� In a nutshell, the considerations in court
had narrowed to whether Susan should be committed and forcibly
medicated or simply committed.
Her attorney, Sanford Talkin, had initially contacted these
psychiatrists for their opinions.� It was Talkin who had made the moves
towards declaring Lindauer incompetent.
Dr. Kennedy, whose pre-trial counseling with Lindauer produced a sheath
of documents stating that she was quite sane, was not called as a
Along with J. Fields, Mark Bilk and I had been doing some of the radio
interviews about Susan's plight--Republic Broadcast Network,
Preparedness Now, etc.� Bilk contacted a National Lawyer's Guild
attorney of his acquaintance,�Riva Enteen, who�was able to locate an
attorney in NYC who expressed interest in this case and sat in�on the
proceedings on May 4.� Through diligent eleventh-hour networking and
hours on the phone, Mark Bilk was able to arrange for this lawyer to
begin the legal maneuverings toward having�Sanford Talkin removed as
Susan's attorney and having herself substituted.
The hearing had been continued to May 9, yesterday.� At this point in
time, the new attorney, Liz Fink, was able to get a continuance until
June.� She has a concrete strategy to obliterate the "incompetency"
declarations, and believes that the "espionage" case is quite weak.
In other words, this is wonderful news.
I would like to express my deepest appreciation to Mark Bilk, J. Fields
and Riva Enteen, whose involvement in Susan's plight may have
facilitated a minor miracle for Lindauer.� Thanks also to Dick Heiser
and all others who took it upon themselves to contact Sanford Talkin
and/or Judge Mukasey.
I'll keep you all updated as to what transpires in June.� Things are
looking much brighter for Lindauer at this point in time.
From: Henri the Celt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: May 9, 2006 9:42:45 PM EST
Subject: Fw: Depleted Uranium, Forty-Seventh Edition
Depleted Uranium, Forty-Seventh Edition
�Greetings to all Email Update Members,����������� From: Karl W B
�There have been numerous nuclear exposure incidents in the United
States as a result of air and surface testing, firing of DU type
weapons, contamination releases from manufacturing and laboratory
If you caught the news May 8 there was a nuclear incident near
Flagstaff, Arizona when a tractor trailer rig carrying nuclear waste
hit another tractor rig. �One dead, one critically injured and no word
from the feds if nuclear waste was spilled in the accident.�
Some reports regarding the full implementation of the Yucca Mountain
Nuclear Waste Storage facility in Nevada indicates that up to 50
million Americans would have nuclear waste transported within one-half
mile from where they live. �Yes, they plan to ship this waste on our
freeways to get it to Yucca Mountain and there would be many loads
each year, many chances for massive accidents and spills.
These are some of those many things that the United States government
likes to keep quiet and also reasons that they can and will ignore the
elephant in the living room to keep lying to you.� They want you to
keep ignoring the elephant in your living room too.
Go back to soccer, beer, work, shopping, Little League, TV, whatever
it takes to get America to not pay attention.
The policies of our government are detrimental to your health, not
�Legend for �Percent Increase in Cancer Incidence, Cancer Mortality,
and Other Health Effects of Human Exposure to Ionizing Radiation�
1.���� 1500% increase in incidence of testicular and ovarian cancer in
children on Navaho reservation in uranium mining area
2.���� 500% increase in bone cancer in children affected by uranium
3.���� 250% increase in leukemia (all ages) in the Navaho population
4.���� 200% increase in each of the following non-cancer effects:
miscarriage, infant death, congenital defects, genetic abnormalities,
Baseline for 1-4: Navajo residents living near Uranium facilities were
compared to Navajo residents in non-uranium areas
5.���� 500% increase in birth defects when compared to the national
(Southwest Research and Information Center. �Uranium Legacy.� The
Workbook, v 8, no 6. Albuquerque, NM: 1983.)
6.���� 400% increase in leukemia incidence in the population living
downwind of the Pilgrim nuclear power reactor in Massachusetts in the
first 5 years after fuel was know to have leaked excess radioactivity.
Baseline: Disease in population before and after Pilgrim radioactive
releases and comparison to upwind population.
(Morris M. Knorr R. The Southeastern Massachusetts Health Study
1978-1986-Report of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
October 1990. See also: Clapp R. Cobb S. et al. �Leukemia Near
Massachusetts Nuclear Power Plant.� Letter in Lancet. December 5,
7.���� 300�400% increase in lung cancer in the general population
within the plume of the Three Mile Island accident releases
8.���� 600�700% increase in leukemia in the general population within
the plume of Three Mile Island accident releases Baseline: Disease in
population upwind (out of the radiation plume path) is compared to
disease in population downwind (in the pollution plume.)
(Wing S. Richardson D. et al. �A Reevaluation of Cancer Incidence Near
the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant: The Collision of Evidence
and Assumptions.� Environmental Health Perspectives, v 105, no 1.
National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, Maryland. January 1997.)
9.���� 50% increase in childhood cancer incidence in the Three Mile
Island area for each 10 millirem increase in radiation exposure per
Baseline: Children living with different radiation levels are compared
for evidence of disease.
(Hatch M. et al. �Background Gamma Radiation and Childhood Cancers
Within Ten Miles of a US Nuclear Power Plant.� International Journal of
Epidemiology, v 19, no 3. 1990.)
10. 8000% increase in thyroid cancer in Belarussian children living
near Chernobyl, reported 6 years after the meltdown.
Baseline: Comparison of population health before and after the
(Hudson RL. �Child Cancers Found to Rise Near Chernobyl.� The Wall
Street Journal. September 3, 1992. The article they quote was published
in Nature on the same day and was researched by the World Health
Further effects found in victims of the Chernobyl accident less than
ten years after the meltdown
11. 500% increase in thyroid cancer in Ukrainian children.
12. 75% increased incidence of heart disease
13. 200% increase in respiratory and digestive disease
14. 200% increase in birth defects
15. 200% increase in spontaneous abortions
Baseline: Comparison of population health before and after the
(Rupert J. �Illness Tied to Disaster Still on Rise.� The Washington
Post. June 24, 1995.The reporter was quoting Britain�s Imperial Cancer
Research Fund, The Ukrainian Health Ministry and the United Nations.)
16. 63% increase in leukemia incidence among workers at Oak Ridge
National Laboratories(US) who received very low doses of external
(gamma) radiation on the job.
17. 123% increase in leukemia incidence in the same population where
there were also very low internal doses of radioactivity
Baseline: Cohort comparison of worker deaths and radiation exposure
(Wing S. Shy C. et al. �Mortality Among Workers at Oak Ridge National
Laboratory: Evidence of Radiation Effects in Follow-up Through 1984.�
JAMA, v 265 no 11. March 20, 1991.)
18. 80% increase in eight types of cancer deaths in Department of
Energy atomic workers exposed to external doses of radiation. Baseline:
Various baselines. Usually cohort comparison of workers with various
doses and their deaths from resulting diseases were used.
(Mancuso TF. Stewart A. Kneale G. �Radiation Exposures of Hanford
Workers Dying From Cancer and Other Causes.� Health Physics, v 33.
Pergamon Press, Great Britain. November 1977.)
19. 200% increase in leukemia in children of atomic workers Baseline:
The parents of children with cancer were compared for occupation to
discern if those adults who worked with radiation had more children
with cancer than those who worked in other jobs.
(Roman E. et al. �Case-control Study of Leukemia and Non-Hodgkin�s
Lymphoma Among Children Aged 0-4 years Living in West Berkshire and
North Hampshire Health Districts.� BMJ 1993 #306.)
20. 287% increase in cancer incidence in children of nuclear workers
who received internal radiation in England
Baseline: The parents of children with cancer were compared for
occupation to discern if those adults who worked with radiation had
more children with cancer than those who worked in other jobs.
(Sorahan T. Roberts PJ. �Childhood Cancer and Paternal Exposure to
Ionizing Radiation: Preliminary Findings From the Oxford Survey of
Childhood Cancers.� American Journal of Industrial Medicine, v 23:
21. 250% increase in all cancers among atomic workers
22. 190% increase in leukemia incidence
Baseline: General Population
(Kendall. GM. et al. �Mortality and Occupational Exposure to
Radiation: First Analysis of the National Registry for Radiation
Workers.� BMJ v 304: 220-5. 1992.)
23. 500% increase in childhood leukemia in children visiting the beach
once a week near the French nuclear reprocessing facility at LaHague
24. 760% increase in childhood leukemia if they ate the local fish
25. 345% increase in childhood leukemia associated with drinking well
water from the vicinity of the nuclear facility
Baseline: Observed leukemia cases were compared to expected leukemia
(Viel JF. Pobel D. Incidence of Leukaemia in Young People Around the La
Hague Nuclear Waste Reprocessing Plant: A Sensitivity Analysis.�
Statistics in Medicine, v 14: 2459-2472. 1995.)
26. 1200% increase in all cancers exist around the Sellafield,
(formerly Windscale) reprocessing facility and of these,
27. 600-1000% increase in leukemia of children whose fathers were
exposed to certain amounts of radiation prior to conception
28. 1000% increase in lymphoma was found in children near a
reprocessing facility in Cumbria
Baseline: Local and Area Controls
(Gardner et al. �Results of Case-control Study of Leukemia and Lymphoma
Among Young People Near Sellafield Nuclear Plant in West Cumbria.� BMJ
v 300. February 17, 1990.)
29. 1000% increase in leukemia incidence in children living near a
nuclear reprocessing facility
Baseline: Children of the same age in the same area prior to the
(Heasman et al. �Childhood Leukemia in Northern Scotland.� Lancet, v
30. 27.3% increase in all cancer deaths among atomic workers exposed
to internal doses of radiation
Baseline: Comparison of worker deaths and radiation exposure levels.
(Morgenstern H. Froines J. Epidemiologic Study to Determine Possible
Adverse Effects to Rocketdyne/Atomics International Workers from
Exposure to Ionizing Radiation. State of California Health and Welfare
Agency. June 1997.)
31. 500% increase in leukemia among Utah nuclear bomb test Downwinders
32. 121% increase in thyroid cancer incidence in the same group
33. 200% increase in breast cancer
34. 700% increase in bone cancer
Baseline: Utah Mormons exposed to bomb fallout are compared to all
(Johnson CJ. �Cancer Incidence in an Area of Radioactive Fallout
Downwind From the Nevada Test Site.� JAMA, v 251 n 2: 231-6. January
35. a greater then 120% increase in thyroid cancer in those who drank
milk laced with Iodine-131 from atmospheric nuclear weapons tests
Baseline: Estimated cases are based on dose reconstruction where
estimated exposures were between 6-112 rads per individual child in the
(Ortmeyer P. Makhijani A. �Let Them Drink Milk.� The Bulletin of the
Atomic Scientists, Nov/Dec. 1997.)
36. 200% increase in lung cancer in women who received radiation
treatments for breast cancer
Baseline: Breast cancer patients treated with radiation were compared
to those who were treated only by other methods.
(Bishop JE. �Study Links Breast Cancer Treatment to Higher Risk of the
Disease in Lungs.� The Wall Street Journal, May 14, 1993: B6.)
37. 66�96% increase in early cancer deaths due to background radiation
Baseline: Deaths of children living with different radiation levels
are compared for cancer.
(Kneale GW. Stewart AM. �Childhood Cancers in the UK and their Relation
to Background Radiation.� Radiation and Health. 1987.)
This list was compiled by Cindy Folkers & Mary Olson on 4/24/98,
Nuclear Information & Resource Service, 1424 16 th St, NW Suite 404,
Washington, DC 20036 (202)328-0002 -- it is arbitrarily based on what
studies are on file at NIRS.
A partial list of non-cancer health effects of human exposure to
Cleft Lip and Palate
Kidney and Liver Damage
Increased Infant Mortality
Genetic Mutations/Chromosomal Aberrations
Even if those percentages were cut in half, it is way above what is
normal in the human population. �
Nuclear toxicity is deadly, it will ruin your health, and whether you
get heavy metal poisoning or radioactive side effects neither are good
for your health.
They ignore the consequences of their actions and they want you to
ignore it too.
If you remember the lung cancer spike information that came out in
March, just look at the numbers above. �Such spikes are inevitable as
long as they continue to pollute our environment and walk free.� The
photos of birth defects from Iraq and Afghanistan are to be expected
here too and some of our soldiers have already had such tragedies visit
They have exposed 1.3 million of our soldiers to this deadly DU
material in Iraqi Freedom and even more when you factor in Afghanistan,
Bosnia and the Desert Storm misadventures. �They have exposed tens of
millions of Americans that work in the bases, live near enough to be
exposed from the test firing of such weapons.
The insanity has gone on long enough and it is time for some rational
sane people to lead us out of this mess.
From: Henri the Celt <email@example.com>
Date: May 9, 2006 9:31:17 PM EST
Subject: The Oil Boil
The Oil Boil
May 8, 2006 http://www.uruknet.info/?p=m23158&l=i&size=1&hd=0
As America�s naval armadas continue to surf the Persian Gulf, hovering
just off the Iranian waters, the supreme commander of the US armed
forces recently said that threats from Mr Ahmadinejad, particularly
towards Israel, had to be "dealt with". He told Germany's Bild am
Sonntag newspaper that if Mr Ahmadinejad was ready to destroy one
country (Israel), "then he would also be ready to destroy others".
President Bush added: "This is a threat that needs to be dealt with."
Are the Iranian president�s blustering statements towards Israel really
the cause for this ominous proclamation from the US president? Or is it
Iran�s nuclear ambitions that have caused it? Or is the oil boil
finally reaching its global critical temperature?
The answer most probably lies in events likely to unfold in the very
near future in a tiny Iranian island by the name of Kish.
A little bit about Kish first.
This beautiful oval-shaped Iranian island in the Persian Gulf is
roughly a hundred square kms in area and is located only 18 km off the
southern coast of the Islamic Republic. Because of its beauty, Kish has
historically become known as the Pearl of the Persian Gulf since
In the year 325 BC, Alexander the Great commissioned one of his naval
commanders by the name of Niarkus to set off an expedition voyage into
the Sea of Oman and the Persian Gulf. Niarkus's writings indicate that
he visited Araracta in the 4th century BC. Araracta is one of the the
olden names of the present day Kish Island.
Kish has a long history of about 3,000 years. It has been called under
various names such as Kamtina, Arakia, Arakata, and Ghiss in the course
of time. Other than Niarkus, two other great travellers of their times,
Marco Polo and Ibn Batuta, too wrote about the beauty of the island.
In the year 2006, Kish is about to re-enter history in a most
momentous style. A few days from now, the first Iranian Oil Bourse will
come into being on this island.
The question is, why this outwardly innocuous looking Iranian bid in
pursuit of their legitimate national interests may seem so menacing to
some in the West, particularly in America?
To answer this question, let us first have a look at America�s current
financial health. Here are the main highlights;
* America, already the world's largest international debtor with $5.7
trillion in cumulative trade deficits in goods since 1985, exploded
international trade deficits to new records as it depends more and more
on the production and savings of others than on itself (see
International Trade Report ).
* With a total debt of $44 trillion, and rising rapidly, America now
has the highest debt ratio in history that translates to $147,312 per
man, woman and child - - or $589,248 per family of 4, $44,312 more debt
per family than last year.
* Last year debt increased $3.5 Trillion, 5 times more than GDP.
Household debt soared 12%.
The debt level of US is increasing at an alarming 80 million dollars
per hour. To sustain this American trend, the world�s readiness to soak
up the soon to be worthless American dollars is increasingly becoming a
key issue. China and Japan, the two main debt holders of America for
example, who together hold an accumulated $1.7 trillion in US
securities and currency, are already steadily moving away from the
dollar towards the Euro.
America�s financial health report, to say the least, is grim and the
future prospects grimmer.
Currently there are only two exchanges for trading oil in the world.
One is called the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) and the other as
International Petroleum Exchange (IPE). Oil remains the chief commodity
on both exchanges.
NYMEX, together with its subsidiary New York Commodities Exchange
(COMEX), is the world's largest physical commodity futures exchange
located in New York City. Together they handle the buying and selling
of billions of dollars worth of energy products, metals, and a whole
range of other commodities. Needless to say, all transactions are done
in US dollars and the prices quoted for these deals on the exchange are
the basis for prices that people pay for those items throughout the
The IPE, based in London, is another one of the world�s largest energy
futures and options exchanges. Brent Crude is a world benchmark for oil
prices. This exchange additionally handles futures contracts and
options on Oil Gas, natural gas and electricity.
In simpler language, these two institutions presently ensure that the
world stays awash with US dollars. Their locations too are not a very
faint hint at the names of the two main coalition partners that
attacked and occupied Iraq.
Although since 1971 the US $ value has not been openly linked to any
commodity, it has in fact stayed linked to the Middle Eastern oil after
the US secured the oil-for-US $ deal with Saudi Arabia in return for
supporting the House of Saud. Since then, however, the US dollar has
continued to lose value and now stands at a mere 10% of what it was
forty years back.
With the arrival of Euro on the scene, the US dollar�s hegemony started
to wane at even greater pace. The Euro began to appeal to many oil
selling countries. In 2000, for example, Iraq converted all its oil
transaction to Euros. To stem the trend and send a chilling warning to
other would-be Euro lovers, Iraq was attacked and occupied by the
dollar keepers immediately later. When U.S. took over Iraq in 2003, one
of the first things it did was to return oil sales from the Euro to the
Likewise, in 2001 Venezuela's ambassador to Russia spoke of them
switching to Euro for all oil sales. Within a year there was a coup
attempt on democratically elected Hugo Chavez, reportedly with the
assistance of the CIA. Chavez has been, since then, called a Hitler and
a dictator and his name has been promoted on America�s most wanted list
to immediately below Iran�s Ahmadinejad's.
Now let us come to Iran's cardinal sin. Since the beginning of 2003,
Iran has required Euros in payment of exports toward Asia and Europe,
though prices are still expressed in US dollars. Now Iran is planning
to open a commodity exchange, the Iranian Oil Bourse, for the sole
purpose of trading oil, petrochemicals and gas in various non-dollar
currencies, primarily the Euro. When successful, this would establish a
Euro-based pricing mechanism for oil trading. That would, in time,
break the stranglehold of NYMEX and IPE on the world�s financial market
by sending the US dollar into a graveyard spin. The US economy would be
an unfortunate, but sure, accompaniment.
To imagine that the American and British bankers, the principle war
profiteers, are unaware of the coming fate of the US dollar, is hoping
for an ice flake to survive in hell. To keep blinders on the US
dollar�s coming instability, they have already taken their first
action. The United States Federal Reserve, from March 23, 2006, has
stopped reporting the M3 money supply data of the U.S. dollar. (M3 is
the quantity of money available within the economy to purchase goods
Any wonder then that the chief spokesman of the bankers, the president
of United States, says that Iran "is a threat that needs to be dealt
Kish is at an aerial distance of 1052 kms from Tehran, more than 10,000
kms from Washington DC and roughly half that distance from London.
Also, unless something is done about it, Kish is now a mere breath away
from becoming a host to an institution that may begin the final
unraveling of The Empire.
Copyrights : Anwaar Hussain
1. Various articles on Wikipedia
2. A Guardian Report
From: Henri the Celt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: May 10, 2006 6:57:44 AM EST
To: AAAHenri <email@example.com>
Subject: Iraqi Resistance Report
Iraqi Resistance Report for Events of Tuesday, 9
Translated and/or compiled by
Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice.
Tuesday, 9 May 2006.
������� Four US troops reported killed in Resistance bombing on road
from al-Fallujah to as-Saqlawiyah.
�������� US preparing massive offensive against ar-Ramadi, likely to
begin at dawn Wednesday.
�������� Fighting in ar-Ramadi leaves four US troops reported dead.
�������� Resistance bomb south of Abu Ghurayb blasts US patrol killing
a reported four American troops.
�������� Six residents of al-A'zamiyah reported killed and four more
wounded in Monday night attack by US-backed Shi'i sectarian gunmen and
�������� Humanitarian disaster looms over Samarra� as residents endure
fifth day locked indoors with no water, food, medicine, or
electricity.� US troops reportedly carry out summary executions in
front of friends and family.� Following Zionist practices, American
troops bulldoze houses of suspected Resistance fighters.
�������� Jaysh al-Mahdi official: Muqtada as-Sadr movement not
involved in shooting down British helicopter in al-Basrah on Saturday.
From: Tim Barton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: May 10, 2006 4:28:45 AM EST
To: _BlueGreenEarth Forum <email@example.com>
Subject: [bluegreenearth] Katrina Activist Research Workgoups
Katrina Activist Research Workgoups
From: Lance Hill <lhill at tulane.edu>
Southern Institute for Education and Research
So many of us are overwhelmed here in New Orleans by the basic research
tasks necessary to counter the racial injustices of the recovery. To
address this need, I would like to float a proposal for this summer.
Many people plan to travel to New Orleans to engage in humanitarian
relief work--primarily gutting flooded houses. To complement this
much-needed work, though, I recommend that we encourage out-of-town
groups to organize "Katrina Research Workgroups" to come down to New
Orleans this summer to research and develop brief and accessible reports
on social justice issues surrounding education, housing, homelessness,
employment, social services, resettlement patterns, community
organizing, the environment, etc The mechanisms that reproduce
inequality and prevent poor African American's from returning are
sophisticated and not discernible through simple human interactions or
gutting houses. There are a set of research imperatives that will help
demystify these processes and illuminate strategies for overcoming them.
The government and planning elites are not going to take on this work
and it the projects provide an extraordinary opportunity for volunteers
to place their academic skills in the service of humanity.
I envision these research working groups as comprised of experienced
researchers, perhaps graduate students working in partnership with
established scholars local community people to develop reports based on
community needs. They could come for one week from the same area or
networked via the internet and perhaps stay at "common ground" facility
in the Ninth Ward and operate out of volunteered space near the
campuses. We have five workstations, ten phone lines, meeting space for
20, internet connections and use of library resources, etc. I am sure
that Loyola and Xavier might have some space as well. The working group
would develop their own goals and research and writing plan from day
one, letting the expressed needs of local community members guide their
research agenda. Our own organization, the Southern Institute for
Education and Research at Tulane will be recruiting volunteers to do
research on ethnic conflict trauma stress in the wake of Katrina and a
long-term racial healing and reconciliation training program for schools
I have already asked some University of Kansas grad students in
education to do a similar research project on schools this
summer--interview students and parents and do a survey of the charter
schools and new State-run schools. No one is "watch" these issues, or if
they are then there findings are making their way into the public
discourse. It would be a great way to encourage voluntarism and
self-organized research in the service of social justice. In all
events, we want people interacting and learning from local people who
have made it back, rather than gutting houses where they are isolated
from the community--or worse yet--locked in a room doing research all
Would a web site help with this--where people could sign-up for projects
and plan? Any volunteers for the web site? In the interim, please
forward this notice to interested educational and religious groups and
post it to all academic list-servs and related lists.
I would be happy to connect you to (1) local organizations that have
research needs and (2) local places to stay and work.
Lance Hill, Ph.D.
Southern Institute for Education and Research
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From: "paul illich" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: May 9, 2006 12:16:33 PM EST
Subject: [bluegreenearth] fwd: German 'Robin Hoods' give poor a taste
of the high life
German 'Robin Hoods' give poor a taste of the high life
ALLAN HALL IN BERLIN
A GANG of anarchist Robin Hood-style thieves, who dress as superheroes
steal expensive food from exclusive restaurants and delicatessens to
the poor, are being hunted by police in the German city of Hamburg.
The gang members seemingly take delight in injecting humour into their
raids, which rely on sheer numbers and the confusion caused by their
presence. After they plundered Kobe beef fillets, champagne and smoked
salmon from a gourmet store on the exclusive Elbastrasse, they
cashier with a bouquet of flowers before making their getaway.
The latest robbery is part of a pattern over the past several months,
suggesting that the thieves deliberately set out to highlight what they
perceive as the inequality inherent in German society.
However, the authorities do not agree. Bodo Franz, a police spokesman,
"They get off feeling they are just like Robin Hood. There are about 30
the group. But whatever their motives, they are thieves, plain and
Carsten Sievers, the manager of a luxury supermarket in the wealthy
Blankenese area of Hamburg, recently watched the robbers run off with
trolleys full of expensive foodstuffs, including Kobe beef which, at
than �100 a pound, is always on their illicit shopping list.
In another recent swoop, the gang emptied a groaning buffet table in a
restaurant into sacks, while one of their number held up a sign saying.
fat years are over" - the title of a hit film currently doing the
In internet statements, the gang have made a point of saying their
distributed to Hartz IV recipients - the poorest of Germany's long-term
unemployed. The benefit is named after the disgraced Volkswagen
director Peter Hartz who, before he lost his job with the car-maker in a
prostitutes-and-bribes scandal, devised the new means-testing which is
loathed and derided by society's most economically challenged.
When the gang robbed the gourmet store in April - triggering a massive
police investigation that cost �20,000 in taxpayers' money without an
being made - they left a note behind saying: "Without the abilities of
superheroes to help them, it would be impossible for ordinary people to
survive in the city of the millionaires."
Police say they are concentrating their investigation on a loose
of anarchists and malcontents called "Hamburg in Vain", to which they
believe the superheroes belong. But they admit there is a certain
and skill about their robberies.
The gang are also behind black market cinema tickets which they
free to the poor, and they have printed leaflets telling passengers how
dodge ticket inspectors on the city's underground and buses.
Mr Franz said: "They try to make crime fun but are politically
From: "Chihaya" <email@example.com>
Date: May 9, 2006 9:34:04 PM EST
Subject: My letter to the local paper
"Mothers' Day" Is for Peace
I do pay respect to those who went to wars and fought for what
they were made to believe, who have been killed, maimed and
traumatized. And I believe "determination, courage and mateship"
should be handed down to our youth. However I strongly oppose the
way ANZAC Day has been displayed in these years.
It should be a day to seek solution for any conflict, in order to
achieve peace in the region and the world, so that our children
won't have to have any horrific experiences in wars. Instead they
are glorifying the wars and instilling our children to think that
it is patriotic and wonderful to go to war when wars as a matter
of fact, are for a fraction of the population to make $$$.
They say "go and fight for our country" but what is a country to
begin with? It consists of us, citizens. People who live
there. It is not for the Government or military.
And the pattern is like this: those in power create a potential
enemy somewhere, nurture them and fund them, then eventually turn
around, calling them evil and start a war to sell weapons and to
steal resources. So, we should not allow ourselves to be used and
And now, Mother's Day is coming up. But most of us don't know the
origin of the day. It was not a day to thank your mother for what
she does--before shops made it that way. It actually started as
"Mothers' Day"(note where the apostrophe is) and it was the day
for mothers to march demanding an end of wars--and peace.
When the US seems to go ahead to attack Iran and the Howard Government
quite likely to support it while Iran has their right to develop
and research nuclear for peaceful use as the NPT clearly states,
why don't we mothers on earth demand PEACE loud and clear!
From: "Naveed" firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Wed May 10, 2006 8:26am(PDT)
Subject: We are RIPE for harvesting! Any wonder why the geopolitics are the w
Dumbed Down Americans: Chattel for Global Tyranny
Wednesday May 03rd 2006, 8:18 am
Education in America has done a fine job. “Despite nearly constant news coverage since the war there began in 2003, 63 percent of Americans aged 18 to 24 failed to correctly locate the country on a map of the Middle East. Seventy percent could not find Iran or Israel,” reports National Geographic. “Young Americans just don’t seem to have much interest in the world outside of the U.S.,” mused David Rutherford, a specialist in geography education at the National Geographic Society in Washington. Young Americans are so ill-educated, half of them can’t find New York on a map, let alone Iran and Iraq. “Many young Americans also lack basic map-reading skills…. Told they could escape an approaching hurricane by evacuating to the northwest, only two-thirds could indicate which way northwest is on a map.” But it is not simply geography.
“Three in ten respondents put the U.S. population between one and two billion (it’s just under 300 million, according the U.S. Census Bureau). Seventy-four percent said English is the most commonly spoken native language in the world (it’s Mandarin Chinese).” Considering the widespread ignorance of the American public—and older Americans are not much better when it comes to finding countries on a map, or for that matter naming their state representative—it makes perfect sense a gaggle of neocons, espousing what amounts to fascist authoritarianism, were able to capture the government, invade two countries in six years, and now threaten to attack a third.
As John Taylor Gatto writes, “the once mighty reading Samson of America was led eyeless to Gaza with the rest of the slaves.” Gatto points out a few astounding facts. “Looking back, abundant data exist from states like Connecticut and Massachusetts to show that by 1840 the incidence of complex literacy in the United States was between 93 and 100 percent wherever such a thing mattered,” writes Gatto, a former New York teacher of the year.
According to the Connecticut census of 1840, only one citizen out of every 579 was illiterate and you probably don’t want to know, not really, what people in those days considered literate; it’s too embarrassing. Popular novels of the period give a clue: Last of the Mohicans, published in 1826, sold so well that a contemporary equivalent would have to move 10 million copies to match it. If you pick up an uncut version you find yourself in a dense thicket of philosophy, history, culture, manners, politics, geography, analysis of human motives and actions, all conveyed in data-rich periodic sentences so formidable only a determined and well-educated reader can handle it nowadays. Yet in 1818 we were a small-farm nation without colleges or universities to speak of. Could those simple folk have had more complex minds than our own?
Dictatorship and despotism thrive when ignorance and stupidity rule societies. “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be,” Thomas Jefferson declared in 1816. At the time, the populace of America understood the powers of sovereignty are vested in the people and are exercised by the people, not the government. Americans read and comprehended the Preamble of the Constitution, where specific tasks are assigned to government. In the early 19th century, John Locke’s “liberal” philosophy of natural rights (universal rights derived from natural law) inspired and guided many Americans. Now most Americans follow the philosophy of Thomas Hobbes, although they have no idea of Hobbes or what he wrote about government. Hobbes believed that sovereignty was vested in the state. As an example of the Hobbesian state, consider that most Americans believe only the government may grant “civil rights,” when
in fact rights are natural, much like the physical laws of nature, and inalienable, that is to say the government cannot take them away.
In 1810, an editorialist for the Portland Gazette and Maine Advertiser wrote in response to Napoleon Bonaparte’s banning of printing presses: “When people are … determined to be ignorant, what is the use of printing? When a man is determined that he will not receive information, it is of very little use to lay it before him…. You may talk to him, and print for him, he will still be ignorant…. An ignorant man is easily led astray—he envies the man of enlightened mind, and would sooner vote for an unprincipled blockhead, than an honest and upright man of talents and learning. This kind of system leads to riot and anarchy—anarchy leads to absolute despotism, and ignorance fits the people to bear that despotism.”
In Napoleon’s time, “prefects of departments and special censors” micromanaged news and information. Now we have the corporate media releasing select government propaganda to masses dumbed-down by decades of public education. Many people are functionally illiterate and unable to navigate the written language. Knowing the characters of American Idol is more important than knowing the names of state representatives. In such a fetid environment, tyranny grows quite naturally and unopposed—and thanks to the corporate media and state administered education, most people do not know their country is now a dictatorship, or dangerously close to this condition, and the situation will be nearly complete after our Napoleon and his minions ban the equivalent of the printing press.
Of course, for our neolib rulers and their bankster handlers, widespread ignorance—especially ignorance of geography and, more importantly, igorance of the concepts of our one-time constitutional republic—is the preferred state of existence, for chattel unenlightened make for better slaves. As George Orwell wrote in his dystopian novel, 1984, the state depends on ignorance and fear to control the masses, who are of course the ultimate enemy:
At this moment, for example, in 1984 (if it was 1984), Oceania was at war with Eurasia and in alliance with Eastasia. In no public or private utterance was it ever admitted that the three powers had at any time been grouped along different lines. Actually, as Winston well knew, it was only four years since Oceania had been at war with Eastasia and in alliance with Eurasia. But that was merely a piece of furtive knowledge which he happened to possess because his memory was not satisfactorily under control. Officially the change of partners had never happened. Oceania was at war with Eurasia: therefore Oceania had always been at war with Eurasia. The enemy of the moment always represented absolute evil, and it followed that any past or future agreement with him was impossible.
In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
- Notebook, 1904
From: "Bugs" email@example.com
Date: Wed May 10, 2006 8:51am(PDT)
Subject: Please vote to replace frist with a democrat
From The Tennessean paper in Nashville,Tn.,VOTE PLEASE
Celebrity money lines Ford coffers
Do you think money from Hollywood celebrities will help or hurt Harold Ford's campaign for U.S. Senate in Tennessee?
� Readers forum: Voice your opinion
WASHINGTON � If TV ratings, movie box office receipts or Billboard music rankings decided elections, Rep. Harold Ford Jr., D-Memphis, would already have won his bid for U.S. Senate.
Ford, the superstar politician with the athletic good looks and charismatic personality, is attracting celebrity donors to his campaign from Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr., to Donald Trump, from NBA Commissioner David Stern to "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David.
In fact, of the $3.75 million raised by Ford from individuals since the beginning of last year, 59 percent comes from outside Tennessee, according to PoliticalMoneyLine, a company that analyzes campaign finances. Ford has raised a total of about $4.5 million.
The three Republican candidates, Van Hilleary, Ed Bryant and Bob Corker, have received 88 percent, 90 percent, and 94 percent, respectively, of their individual contributions from Tennesseans, according to PoliticalMoneyLine.
They, too, have some celebrity donors, such as NFL star quarterback and former UT Vol Peyton Manning, who gave Corker $4,200 in February. But Ford's campaign disclosure list drops the most names of all.
Among those giving to Ford in the first quarter of 2006 was Rob Reiner, of "All in the Family" fame, now a director and producer. He donated $2,000. Fellow Californian Johnson, the businessman and former NBA star, donated $3,700 in March. He already had donated $500 in December.
From the music industry, Ford snared donations from such legends as composer Quincy Jones, Motown creator Berry Gordy and former Eagles band member Don Henley. But the 35-year-old Ford, who celebrates a birthday Thursday, also has tapped into the contemporary music scene with contributors who include Lisa Ellis, president of Sony Urban Music.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee has been trying to label Ford as an elitist pretty boy. It launched a Web site, fancyford.com, in March that highlighted Ford's use of campaign funds to pay for a $2,549 Giorgio Armani suit and frequent pedicures.
Nathan L. Gonzalez, political editor for The Rothenberg Political Report, doubts opponents will be able to hang a he's-not-one-of-us tag on Ford.
"His family has a history in the state, for better or worse," said Gonzalez, referring to the legal problems of Ford relatives.
But he does expect Republicans, seeking to retain the seat held by retiring Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, will label Ford "as too liberal for the state."
Gonzalez, along with several other Washington, D.C., political pundits, has in recent weeks identified the Tennessee race as critical if Democrats have any chance of reclaiming control of the Senate. And like others, Gonzalez gives Ford a good chance of winning.
Ford's finance chairman, Charles Robert Bone, said in a written statement: "Republicans and Democrats alike are unsettled by the drift our country has taken and are investing in people like Harold Ford who can solve problems."
"We have out-raised all of our opponents. We will raise a lot more to fend off attacks," Bone said. "From Kefauver to Baker to Gore to Sasser to Thompson, Tennessee has had nationally recognized and respected senators who are guided by and grounded in Tennessee values. Harold Ford shares those values." �
From: "Bugs" firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Wed May 10, 2006 8:55am(PDT)
Subject: Must Read
Reply to John Fitz Re: Dubai Company Takes Over 9 U.S. Military Facilities
Early last month, another bit of news, that did not even get mentioned in the blogger sphere - let alone our main press, was the following tid bit.
Just like with the outrage with the "Bridge to Nowhere" in Alaska, for millions of dollars that was taken out of the Highway Bill, it managed to "re-surface again, on ly that "this time, the money was allocated to highway construction.
There is nothing that Congress can do to make Alaska use that funding for highways instead of the dam bridge.
BTW, alaska has a 35 BILLION dollar surplus in the State coffers mainly due to the override they charge for every barrel of oil that comes out of thir pipeline!!!
Port & Space Updates
First hour guest Capt. Kelly Sweeney raised concerns regarding a Dubai investment company's recent purchase of Inchcape Shipping Services which handles sensitive port, cargo, and financial information.
Below, is the brief report from Capt. Sweeney, last night, on Coast to Coast radio.
http://PlayAudio-234.com/play.asp?m=294288&f=YDKIEE&ps=13&p=1 (8 min)
Also, if you think that the 'sneaky" purchase from Dubai is alarming, you should listen to the interview of Alan Watt below, it will pale by comparison to the disclosures that were presented in the same radio show last night.
It will be worth the $7.00 price to be able to listen for a whole month to the daily Coast to Coast daily shows plus access to 90 days worth of past radio shows in their archive
Researcher of esoteric history, Alan Watt discussed how ultra high level sects have controlled the course of history to a pre-determined goal and are still in power. Currently, the agenda of the group he referred to as the Illuminati is a kind of "world planning" in which the population would be massively cut back in order to create a more pristine environment for the 500 million or so that remain.
This might be achieved by a "scientific dictatorship" denying food to countries that overpopulate, he outlined, and chaos installed by pandemics, quakes and war, that would ready a populace for control by a "new world order." Among those behind such plans, he pointed towards the upper echelon of societies such as the Rosicrucians and the Freemasons, the Rhodes Foundation, futurist think tanks and the creators of the Project for the New American Century.
Ultimately the Illuminati seek to create a new clone type, hermaphroditic in nature, that could replicate itself on space journeys, and eliminate the need for women, Watt suggested. To fight back, people should inform themselves from the available data and bombard their politicians to put a stop to such plans, he said.
wrote:Dubai Company Takes Over 9 U.S. Military Facilities
By Chuck Baldwin
As I warned earlier in this column
a United Arab Emirates company has been given control of some 9 U.S. military facilities. The deal is now official.
According to an AP report that ran in my hometown newspaper, The Pensacola News Journal, on Saturday, April 29, 2006, "President Bush has approved the takeover by a Dubai-owned company of American plants that make parts for jets and tanks after a review that seems to have satisfied lawmakers who helped block an earlier Dubai deal." The AP report also said, "Initial reaction from Capitol Hill was favorable."
Specifically, the Dubai company takes over control of at least nine factories, including military production facilities in Connecticut and Georgia. Dubai settled the deal for $1.2 billion.
Therefore, Dubai will now take over operations of factories that produce engine components and turbine blades for military platforms. Clients include Boeing, General Electric, Honeywell, and Pratt and Whitney. Please understand that when we talk about a Dubai company we are talking about a foreign government!
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