Arben Nelku | 3 Oct 14:32 2006

Expose deceptions by governments and media. News You won't find on Zionist control BBC/CNN even on lappi dogs media in Albania


Expose deceptions by governments and media. News You won't find on Zionist control BBC/CNN even on lappi dogs media in Albania
Dead  because of a lie. Dead because selfish people in government wanted a war and lied to get one, aided by selfish people in the media WHO TOOK MONEY FROM GEORGE BUSH TO LIE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. The government and the media traded the blood of these young Americans for their personal gain. Look at their faces. How can you not be angry?
What is a guard at Abu Ghraib doing with a tattoo like this?
Video footage of 9/11 ringleader Mohammed Atta reading a "martyrdom" will about 20 months before the attacks on the US may never have been intended to be released in thatform.

And an expert on Islamic extremism predicted the footage was so out of character for al-Qa'ida it could have been taken by a security agency.

Posted Oct 2, 2006 09:26 PM PST

So what does Goldman do just weeks after Paulson is sworn in as Treasury Secretary?

It makes a subtle move that drives down gasoline prices, short-term.

Nice move coming just two months before the election.

Posted Oct 2, 2006 09:23 PM PST
Category: POLITICS

Posted Oct 2, 2006 09:22 PM PST

The facts of the disgrace of Mark Foley, who was a Republican member of the House from a Florida district until he resigned last week, constitute a disgrace for every Republican member of Congress. Red flags emerged in late 2005, perhaps even earlier, in suggestive and wholly inappropriate e-mail messages to underage congressional pages. His aberrant, predatory -- and possibly criminal -- behavior was an open secret among the pages who were his prey. The evidence was strong enough long enough ago that the speaker should have relieved Mr. Foley of his committee responsibilities contingent on a full investigation to learn what had taken place, whether any laws had been violated and what action, up to and including prosecution, were warranted by the facts. This never happened.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 09:17 PM PST
Category: POLITICS

Posted Oct 2, 2006 09:11 PM PST
Category: HUMOR

Posted Oct 2, 2006 09:10 PM PST
Category: 911

The person playing "Evil Arab Hijacker" looked a lot like Ziad Jarrah. Close, but no cigar.

Russia cannot rule out military action in dealing with mounting tensions with neighboring Georgia, the daily Kommersant reported on Monday.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 05:14 PM PST
Category: RUSSIA

Even though this report is not sourced from the Russian Defense Ministry, things here could get very nasty very quickly.

Posted Oct 2, 2006 04:54 PM PST
Category: POLITICS

Fire the whole damned bunch!

Posted Oct 2, 2006 03:56 PM PST

Posted Oct 2, 2006 03:38 PM PST

As the Congress' credibility collapses in a cover-up of pedophilia on the doorstep to election, it is worth looking back at the greatest lie of this government, the lie that sent our young people off to die in a war of conquest, a war which even now appears to ultimately be doomed to fail.

Please send this around to everyone you know and ask them to remember who lied us into a war, who stood with that lie, and who spoke out against it, as they fill out those ballots next month.

But with all the euphemisms for lying, “failed to tell the truth” takes the cake! This is the new buzz phrase surrounding the new Bob Woodward book about George W. Bush. With all the lying exposed by this book the best this so-called journalist can do when it comes to finally telling the public that they are being led by the most dishonest American administration in history- is to express the apologist notion that George W. Bush was really trying to tell the truth, but he simply failed. That sounds s if he fought to tell the truth and just did not know how!
Posted Oct 2, 2006 03:31 PM PST
Category: DUBYA

Karl Rove's promised October surprise has arrived nice and early. Five weeks before the midterm election, a "previously undiscovered" video emerges that reminds the uninformed world that Al Qaeda carried out the 9/11 attacks and in order to combat them we must vote for security over liberty.

Media reports on Atta/Bin Laden video fail to Mention the Fact that Atta was under CIA surveillance at the time, was allowed into the U.S. and was then monitored by military intelligence

Posted Oct 2, 2006 03:30 PM PST

It was a dark hour indeed on Thursday when the United States Senate voted to end the constitutional republic and transform the country into a "Leader-State," giving the president and his agents the power to capture, torture and imprison forever anyone - American citizens included - whom they arbitrarily decide is an "enemy combatant." This also includes those who merely give "terrorism" some kind of "support," defined so vaguely that many experts say it could encompass legal advice, innocent gifts to charities or even political opposition to US government policy within its draconian strictures.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 03:29 PM PST

A gunman killed "a number" of people at a one-room Amish schoolhouse Monday in Pennsylvania's bucolic Lancaster County, state police said.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 10:00 AM PST

Well, the MSM doesn't have to talk about Foley any more!

A British documentary claimed that Pope Benedict XVI was implicated in the systematic cover-up of child sex abuse allegations against Catholic priests.

Before becoming head of the church, the then cardinal Joseph Ratzinger enforced church doctrinal orthodoxy, including a "secret Vatican decree which seemed to shelter the perpetrators and silence the victims of abuse", the Panorama programme said.

Posted Oct 2, 2006 09:53 AM PST
Category: RELIGION

Posted Oct 2, 2006 09:50 AM PST

Occupied Jerusalem - Signals of a possible American intervention to topple the legitimate PA elected government were mounting, and were preceded by the ongoing security mess in the Palestinian territories that was carried out by security forces loyal to PA chief Mahmoud Abba.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 09:39 AM PST

So much for supporting legitimately elected governments in the Middle East.

Posted Oct 2, 2006 09:38 AM PST

Start checking Capitol Hill basements.

“What has led to a deteriorated Iraq is the national unity, democratic and national reconciliation government brought about by the Americans and which included among its members some Islamic extremists,” A’raji added. Only recently, A’raji pointed out, explosives were found in a well known law maker’s house , explosives that were used to make car bombs and charges.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 09:29 AM PST
Category: IRAQ

It seems someone went to great lengths to find or create a look-alike Alomari.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 09:06 AM PST
Category: 911

At least one so-called 9-11 hijacker had a double.

Think the bill goes after only terrorists or people who support them? Think again. The president is expected to sign it imminently. If you just read news reports, you won't have any idea how far this bill goes. Read it. Yes, it's too late to do anything, aside from letting your representatives know what they have done. They and the media have failed you. Read it.

Under this bill, the president or his designee can simply decide that someone poses a threat, call them an unlawful enemy combatant, and lock them away. Yes, they are entitled to a determination by the Combatant Status Review Tribunal of whether they in fact meet the definition of unlawful enemy combatant. But the law doesn't impose a time limit. The government could simply postpone that hearing indefinitely, and the detainee would have the status of "awaiting such determination," and not be given access to federal court.

Posted Oct 2, 2006 09:04 AM PST

Where's the outrage?

No where that I can see, except with a possible minority of citizens who seem not to be sleepwalking right now.

Posted Oct 2, 2006 09:04 AM PST
Category: 911

9-11 patsies in two places at once?

Hungary's ruling Socialist party was last night facing substantial losses in local elections following two weeks of street protests sparked by the Prime Minister's admission that he had lied to win re-election.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 09:01 AM PST

The Hungarians have democracy chops Americans only dream of.

While the European Union's Javier Solana and Iran's Ali Larijani were making "good progress" toward an agreement that "will provide objective guarantees [to the EU] that Iran's nuclear program is exclusively for peaceful purposes" that "will equally provide firm guarantees [to Iran] on nuclear, technological, and economic cooperation and firm commitments [by the EU to Iran] on security issues" – the U.S. House of Representatives perversely called up and passed by voice vote HR 6198, an onerous expansion of the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act (ILSA) of 1996.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 08:59 AM PST
Category: IRAN

Soldiers from the New York area are reacting to news that they can sue their own military for what they say is mistreatment of medical conditions they continue to suffer after serving time in Iraq.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 08:58 AM PST

At least there is a possibility that these vets can get treated and - only to small degree - compensated - for their exposure to depleted uranium.< p>Unfortunately, the same can't be said for the people in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Lebanon who have been exposed to this chemical.

Given all the glorification being bestowed on three U.S. senators for displaying “principle” in standing against President Bush’s plan to amend the Geneva Convention to permit torture of detainees, followed by their quick compromise abandoning any semblance of principle, it is easy to lose sight of something much bigger: The military tribunals that the president and the Congress are set to approve will constitute the most radical, dangerous, and disgraceful transformation in the U.S. criminal-justice system since our nation’s inception.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 08:57 AM PST

"Buried in the complex Senate compromise on detainee treatment is a real shocker, reaching far beyond the legal struggles about foreign terrorist suspects in the Guantanamo Bay fortress. The compromise legislation, which is racing toward the White House, authorizes the president to seize American citizens as enemy combatants, even if they have never left the United States. And once thrown into military prison, they cannot expect a trial by their peers or any other of the normal protections of the Bill of Rights."
Posted Oct 2, 2006 08:56 AM PST

Posted Oct 2, 2006 08:52 AM PST
Category: IRAQ

The campaign encourages individual pastors to use sermons, Bible studies and rallies to drive Christians to the polls — and, by implication or outright endorsement, to Republican candidates.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 08:52 AM PST
Category: RELIGION

Which violates their tax-free status.

The Republican-dominated Congress has countered recent U.S. judicial branch attempts to limit the power of George W. Bush, whom his Neocon enablers call a "unitary executive," which his opponents translate as "dictator." Thanks to their effort this week, he will soon no longer need to submit to the check and balance of judges; instead he will be free to rely on his own unchecked, imbalanced judgment. Soon he will be able to engage in domestic spying, torture tactics, interminable internment or military kangaroo courts against those he accuses of terrorism, and he will be able to accuse anyone he wants, whether they be foreigners or U.S. citizens.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 08:50 AM PST

The extraordinary lack of response to the passage of this legislation by most of the people I see around me is staggering: they don't understand the implications, nor do they seem to care.

Those who do not understand their history and their heritage are doomed to lose both.

Posted Oct 2, 2006 08:47 AM PST
Category: POLITICS

"It's vile," said Rep. Mark Foley, R-West Palm Beach. "It's more sad than anything else, to see someone with such potential throw it all down the drain because of a sexual addiction." -- Rep. Mark Foley, on Clinton's escapades with Monica Lewinsky

Iraqi witnesses said a woman and a child sleeping on a rooftop were killed by stray fire in the 2 a.m. raid, and five other residents were injured. U.S. Army spokesman Lt. Col. Barry Johnson said there was no information about civilian casualties, but he added that because the military units "left the area under fire," he could not be certain that "none were injured or killed in the crossfire."
Posted Oct 2, 2006 08:44 AM PST
Category: IRAQ

"left the area under fire" = "retreat".

It turns out Foley's obsession with 16- and 17-year-old male pages has been known to Republicans on Capitol Hill for at least five years.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 08:41 AM PST
Category: POLITICS

Does DC have a "Megan's Law?"

As a principle, a democratic government should not rely on misinformation, half truths and outright lies in order to defend its public policies. Indeed, public affairs should be discussed in the open and policies judged on their merit. To do otherwise is to betray the necessary trust a responsible government must have with the citizens. But everybody knows that politicians do lie, and the more they get away with it, the more they resort to this subterfuge.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 08:37 AM PST

Posted Oct 2, 2006 08:34 AM PST

There has been a great deal of discussion about the Military Commissions Act of 2006 [.pdf], recently passed by both houses of Congress, and most of it has to do with the provisions allowing torture of alien detainees, that is, of non-citizens apprehended in, say, Afghanistan or Iraq, and their treatment at the hands of their American captors.

"Buried in the complex Senate compromise on detainee treatment is a real shocker, reaching far beyond the legal struggles about foreign terrorist suspects in the Guantanamo Bay fortress. The compromise legislation, which is racing toward the White House, authorizes the president to seize American citizens as enemy combatants, even if they have never left the United States. And once thrown into military prison, they cannot expect a trial by their peers or any other of the normal protections of the Bill of Right.

Posted Oct 2, 2006 08:32 AM PST

The day this legislation passed both houses of congress is the day this Republic truly died.

The forms will continue as an elaborate charade of representative democracy, but the substance has been destroyed.

Posted Oct 2, 2006 08:31 AM PST

This documentary on the Franklin Child-sex-ring scandal was scheduled to air on The Discovery Channel in 1994. Congressional leaders threatened the entire cable industry with drastic new regulations unless the show were canceled and all copies destroyed. What since has leaked out appears to be a copy of an editing tape, with time code visible at the bottom and a few places where planned footage is missing.

But in light of the Foley scandal, and the even worse scandal of yet another major cover-up, this little bit of hidden history is worth a repeat.

The quality has suffered from over-compression, so you may want to listen more than watch, but this is a worthwhile video under the current circumstances.

Posted Oct 2, 2006 08:24 AM PST
Category: POLITICS

The problem with power is that it attracts the very sort of people who should not have it.

Republican congressional candidates scrambled to distance themselves from the Mark Foley sex scandal, fearing it might implicate their leaders and deal a final blow to the party's bid to keep control of the House in November elections.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 08:21 AM PST
Category: POLITICS

Too late. As Dick Nixon learned the hard way, it isn;t the crime that kills you, it's the cover-up.

An unprovoked American attack on Iran will instantly and permanently de-legitimize every American client state in the Middle East. If the United States bombs Iran, the Bush Administration might as well send that "Mission Accomplished" banner to Al Qaeda headquarters.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 08:19 AM PST
Category: IRAN

Dreifus Associates, LTD. who is run by Henry N. Dreifus has been contracted by the Pentagon to count all Military absentee ballots. Public record shows that Mr. Dreifus donated $2,000.00 to the Bush/Cheney ‘04 campaign.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 08:17 AM PST
Category: VOTE FRAUD

I cannot view the current debate about the Bush Administration’s latest attempt to remove all checks on its power without thinking about how my German and Austrian grandparents must have watched with disbelief as Europe sank into the madness of fascism. I think about how unprecedented those changes were, and how difficult it must have been to believe that things could really become as bad as they did. My grandparents had once been as comfortably integrated into their communities as I am in mine. In the end their assimilation mattered not at all; they fled, leaving behind family, friends, property and possessions. Unlike millions of others, they were fortunate to escape with their lives.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 08:15 AM PST

Readers of Britain’s newspapers are regularly accosted with blood-curdling banner headlines screaming of the “thwarting” of potentially catastrophic “terror plots”, of “Islamic fanatics” being apprehended in daring midnight raids. “Chilling” details, “revealed” by anonymous police and government “sources”, underline why “we” must accept a “trade-off” between civil liberties and “security”, the editorials assure an apprehensive populace. Months or even years later, however, news that many of the “plots” never actually existed is buried behind the latest sex scandal or exploitative “expose” — if reported at all.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 08:13 AM PST

New entrants to the US workforce are “ill-prepared” and sorely lacking in basic academic skills and more advanced applied skills, according to a report to be released on Monday.

Conducted by business research organisations including The Conference Board and the Society for Human Resource Management, the survey found nearly three quarters of incoming high school graduates were viewed as deficient in basic English writing skills, including grammar and spelling. Almost 30 per cent said they doubted their college graduate employees could write a simple business letter.

Posted Oct 2, 2006 08:12 AM PST

So much for 'no child left behind': it appears that the entire public education system has been left behind, and this is the result.

At least four Republican House Members, one senior GOP aide and a former top officer of the House were aware of the allegations about Foley that prompted the initial reporting regarding his e-mail contacts with a 16-year-old House page. They include: Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Reynolds (N.Y.) and Reps. Rodney Alexander (R-La.) and John Shimkus (R-Ill.), as well as a senior aide to Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) and former Clerk of the House Jeff Trandahl.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 08:11 AM PST
Category: POLITICS

I hope that this is not another "Condit-ization" where we are being offered up a juicy sex scandal as a distraction while the US Government gets ready to pull a major fast one on the world.

The measure allows for a nighttime curfew and gives the government extra powers to make arrests without warrants and carry out police and military operations.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 08:05 AM PST
Category: IRAQ

So, a state of emergency, extended every 30 days since 04 is "progress"?

The measure, added to unrelated legislation providing $3.4 billion for U.S. port security, makes it unlawful for credit-card companies to collect payments for transactions with online-gaming sites. Congress passed the port security plan before recessing to campaign for the Nov. 7 elections.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 01:36 AM PST

The Israeli incursion force also included a bulldozer and several other vehicles.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 01:28 AM PST
Category: LEBANON

Doesn't sound like Israel is really withdrawing from Lebanon, does it?

Now Foley faces prosecution under the laws he helped write. But there's more to the story. The top Republicans in the House - Speaker Dennis Hastert and Majority Leader John Boehner - knew about Foley's activities for months. In 2005, a page told them that Foley's messages "freaked (him) out" and called Foley "sick sick sick sick sick." Pretty unambiguous.

But did the Republican leadership reprimand Foley? No. Instead, they left him in charge of the House's Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus. Michael Jackson must have been busy that day.

Posted Oct 2, 2006 01:05 AM PST
Category: POLITICS

Posted Oct 2, 2006 12:52 AM PST
Category: IRAN

Take a good look, before the US tries to make Iran look like Iraq.

Musharraf claims that Omar Saeed Sheikh was a British intelligence agent. Of course, Musharraf would say something like that, as it takes the heat off his own country for some of the things that Omar Sheikh has allegedly done, all supposedly on behalf of Pakistani military intelligence. On the other hand, Musharraf’s story fits.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 12:50 AM PST

  October 01, 2006
No Arabs wound up on the morgue slab; however, three ADDITIONAL people not listed by American Airline sneaked in. I have seen no explanation for these extras. I did give American the opportunity to “revise” their original list, but they have not responded. The new names are: Robert Ploger, Zandra Ploger, and Sandra Teague.
Posted Oct 1, 2006 10:53 PM PST
Category: 911

"It actually gave at a lower floor, not the floor where the plane hit, because we originally had thought there was like an internal detonation explosives because it went in succession, boom, boom, boom, boom, and then the tower came down." [Ed Cachia - Firefighter [Engine 53]]

One eyewitness whose office is near the World Trade Center told AFP that he was standing among a crowd of people on Church Street, about two-and-a-half blocks from the South tower, when he saw "a number of brief light sources being emitted from inside the building between floors 10 and 15." He saw about six of these brief flashes, accompanied by "a crackling sound" before the tower collapsed. Each tower had six central support columns. [American Free Press]

"We were there I don't know, maybe 10, 15 minutes and then I just remember there was just an explosion. It seemed like on television they blow up these buildings. It seemed like it was going all the way around like a belt, all these explosions." [Rich Banaciski - Firefighter (F.D.N.Y.)]

Posted Oct 1, 2006 10:13 PM PST
Category: 911

Senior operatives and outside experts from the intelligence community were almost unanimous in their view that little could be done to stop Iran acquiring the components for a nuclear bomb, The Sunday Times has learnt.
Posted Oct 1, 2006 10:04 PM PST
Category: IRAN

Acting on EU advice, the United States has postponed its call for immediate U.N. sanctions against Iran over nuclear policy.
Posted Oct 1, 2006 09:49 PM PST
Category: IRAN

Translation: Europe told the US they would not go along.

Posted Oct 1, 2006 09:45 PM PST

Relinked at (overwhelming) reader request.

I've noticed that male hustler/journalist, Jeff Gannon, hasn't gotten around to posting anything about the Mark Foley scandal on his blog.

Yes, the "Voice of the New Media" is suddenly voiceless...

Posted Oct 1, 2006 09:44 PM PST

Hastert's letter is written in such a way as to exempt Hastert and the GOP leadership from the Justice Dept. investigation he's requesting. Instead, the investigation is intended to focus on outside parties - outside of Congress - be they non-profit groups like CREW, journalists, bloggers, and even potential victims and their relatives who knew of the communications but didn't contact the authorities. I.e., Hastert wants Justice to investigate the very people who broke the story and thus got the GOP in trouble.
Posted Oct 1, 2006 09:42 PM PST

Posted Oct 1, 2006 09:41 PM PST
Category: ISRAEL

Posted Oct 1, 2006 09:40 PM PST
Category: POLITICS

Randal D. "Randy" Ankeney, the convicted sex offender who just a few short years ago was a rising GOP star in Colorado, is being held on a $1 million bond in Larimer County.

Ankeney, 35, who was arrested Wednesday, is facing five counts of sexual assault on a child, three counts of sexual enticement of a child and one count of sexual exploitation of a child. The felonies, if he is convicted, could send him to prison for life.

Posted Oct 1, 2006 09:34 PM PST

It's starting to look like being a sicko is the prime requirement for a career in Congress!

Dennis Hastert, the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, yesterday condemned Mr Foley's actions as "abhorrent" and "an obscene breach of trust", adding: "His immediate resignation must now be followed by the full weight of the criminal justice system."

But it has emerged that Mr Hastert was told about some of the e-mails months ago by congressman Thomas Reynolds, chairman of the Republican national congressional committee, who failed to pursue the matter.

Posted Oct 1, 2006 09:33 PM PST

How do you separate the men from the boys on Capitol Hill?






With a crowbar!

Supreme Court decisions that are "so clearly at variance with the national will" should be overridden by the other branches of government, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says.
Posted Oct 1, 2006 02:08 PM PST

Posted Oct 1, 2006 02:06 PM PST
Category: IRAN

Is there a big bang coming to hit the markets? If you believe that those in the know use insider information before major events then you might be interested on the HUGE number of October 6th put options for the big indexes.
Posted Oct 1, 2006 02:01 PM PST

Requires registering at the financial tracking site.

Posted Oct 1, 2006 01:59 PM PST
Category: ECONOMY

This is not by accident. but by design. Throughout history, challenges to tyranny have always arisen from the middle class, and as a result, dictators always crush the middle class as one of their first acts in power.

Posted Oct 1, 2006 01:57 PM PST
Category: WAR/DRAFT

Posted Oct 1, 2006 12:42 PM PST
Category: HUMOR

British troops battling the Taliban are to withdraw from one of the most dangerous areas of Afghanistan after agreeing a secret deal with the local people.
Posted Oct 1, 2006 11:23 AM PST

Posted Oct 1, 2006 11:19 AM PST
Category: POLITICS

Cafferty: President Bush is trying to pardon himself. Here's the deal: Under the War Crimes Act, violations of the Geneva Conventions are felonies, in some cases punishable by death. When the Supreme Court ruled that the Geneva Convention applied to al Qaeda and Taliban detainees, President Bush and his boys were suddenly in big trouble. They've been working these prisoners over pretty good. In an effort to avoid possible prosecution they're trying to cram this bill through Congress before the end of the week before Congress adjourns. The reason there's such a rush to do this? If the Democrats get control of the House in November this kind of legislation probably wouldn't pass.
Posted Oct 1, 2006 11:08 AM PST

ndia, China and Eastern Europe will be soon dependant on energy from ‘Russian Oil Block’. China is already dependant on it. The Eastern Europe that rebelled out of Soviet Union ultimately realizes that in order sustain and achieve prosperity they need cheap energy resources. For them nuclear is not a viable option. Russian energy is what they to attract Western companies for outsourcing and achieve above average economic growth.

If Russian plans are implemented without a glitch, shrewd Putin will soon control more than 50% of the oil and gas reserves in the world. Most likely Kremlins next step will be a very close relationship with Canada and some of the countries in Middle East. That will make Russian Oil Block even stronger.

Posted Oct 1, 2006 11:00 AM PST
Category: RUSSIA

These resources won't be purchased in dollars: they will be purchased in rubles or euros.

Baghdad - A blanket 36-hour curfew imposed on the Iraqi capital Baghdad from Friday evening was in response to an information leak concerning a possible coup attempt, according to an Iraqi Shiite MP.

Iraqi press reports on Sunday quoted Bahaa al-Araji of the United Iraqi Alliance as saying that the alleged coup plot had been masterminded by supporters of ex-dictator Saddam Hussein and of the former ruling Baath party.

Posted Oct 1, 2006 10:49 AM PST
Category: IRAQ

The possibility that a coup might have happened demonstrates that many Iraqis think they were far better off with Saddam than with the American-suppored regime.

Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez said today the government will try to persuade President Bush not to sign a bill that would extend a 700-mile wall along the southern border.

In a news conference with reporters, Derbez strongly criticized the fence.

Posted Oct 1, 2006 10:43 AM PST

Memo to Foreign Secretary Derbez: it is high time that the Mexican govenment stopped using the border as "pressure relief" for Mexican citizens who cannot have anywhere near the standard of living in Mexico that they can have in the US.

It's time for the Mexican government to create an economic, cultural, and educational climate that will encourage Mexican citizens to want to stay and workin Mexico; in fact, the kind of climate that will attract hard-working people from all over the world TO Mexico.

The border issue is an excuse to not fix the infrastructure, and infrastructure is the problem: not US immigration policies.

Officers fired 110 rounds of ammunition at the man suspected of killing a sheriff's deputy, killing the suspect, according to an autopsy released by the sheriff's office.
Posted Oct 1, 2006 10:37 AM PST

110 rounds. 68 hits. It's not only overkill (so to speak) for a man who is a suspect (and who was not actually seen to fire a shot), but it's damned lousy shooting.

A scandal involving several Chicago police officers has forced the Cook County State's Attorney's office to start dropping more than 100 criminal cases.
Posted Oct 1, 2006 10:09 AM PST

Posted Oct 1, 2006 10:02 AM PST

This is the war they do not want you to see: but while the media are kept from the action, emails and videophone images from the troops tell a terrifyng story
Posted Oct 1, 2006 09:21 AM PST

With the final passage through Congress of the detainee treatment bill, President Bush achieved a signal victory Friday, shoring up with legislation his determined campaign against terrorism in the face of challenges from critics and the courts.

Rather than reining in the formidable presidential powers that Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have asserted since Sept. 11, 2001, the law gives some of those powers a solid statutory foundation. In effect it allows the president to identify enemies, imprison them indefinitely and interrogate them -- albeit with a ban on the harshest treatment -- beyond the reach of the full court reviews traditionally afforded criminal defendants and ordinary prisoners.

Posted Oct 1, 2006 09:19 AM PST

To mark the passage of this legislation, there should be a national day of mourning, and a memorial service, for the U.S. Conststitution and Bill of Rights.

And if you think that this law will only apply to the foreign-born and naturalized American citizens, you'd better think again.

Posted Oct 1, 2006 09:14 AM PST

Posted Oct 1, 2006 09:09 AM PST

It is not an "accident" when you draw a map of someone else's country that shows it carved up into new smaller nations.

The Bush administration on Friday faced a raft of legal challenges to a sweeping new regime for Guantanamo that would deny court supervision to detenees in the war on terror and would bar prosecution of U.S. personnel for war crimes.

``The fact that they are denying the right of habeas corpus is so unlawful and unconstitutional that it throws us back to before King John and the Magna Carta,'' said Michael Ratner, president of the Centre for Constitutional Rights, which represents many of the Guantanamo detenees.

Posted Oct 1, 2006 09:07 AM PST

The question is, with the current composition of the Supreme Court, will these challenges actually get heard, and if they do, what kinds of ruling can we expect?

Posted Oct 1, 2006 09:06 AM PST

County records show Hillsborough County officers spent more than $6,000 for 92 lap dances, drinks and tips in an investigation into nudity and liquor law violations at an adult bikini bar. The investigation spanned more than two years.
Posted Oct 1, 2006 09:05 AM PST

I'll bet!

Computers now doing most of the weeding out.
Posted Oct 1, 2006 09:03 AM PST
Category: ECONOMY

Posted Oct 1, 2006 09:02 AM PST
Category: ISRAEL

I didn't even have to read the article to know where these relics sacred to Judaism would be claimed to lie ... deep inside the West Bank.

"Holy" Crusade anyone?

An Illinois congressional candidate who lost both her legs during combat in Iraq said Saturday that President Bush has no real strategy for securing the war-ravaged nation, just political talk designed to appeal to voters.

Duckworth, who copiloted a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed while under a rocket grenade attack almost two years ago, also criticized Bush and others in his administration for accusing anyone who challenges the president's policies of "cutting and running."

(AP) Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., right, discusses Iraq while meeting with reporters on Capitol Hill in... Full Image "Well, I didn't cut and run, Mr. President. Like so many others, I proudly fought and sacrificed," Duckworth said. "My helicopter was shot down long after you proclaimed 'mission accomplished.'"

Posted Oct 1, 2006 09:00 AM PST
Category: IRAQ

I refuse to accept as my government actions by the current administration and its obsequious servants, the Republican Congress and the Republican Senate.
Posted Oct 1, 2006 08:58 AM PST

Congress adjourns for election with work unfinished Congress adjourns for election with work unfinished
Leaving behind a pile of unfinished work, members of the scandal-rocked U.S. Congress adjourned and went home on Saturday to ask voters to re-elect them in five weeks.
Posted Oct 1, 2006 08:58 AM PST

I think this country is more safe when congress is out of session, rather than in: congress members are not capable of quite as much damage that way!

Posted Oct 1, 2006 08:42 AM PST

... and if you compare this with the other media hit pieces, it is obvious they are working from the same lists of talking points.

Posted Oct 1, 2006 08:40 AM PST

As predicted, the ever-obedient-to-authority MSM is going to try to keep Americans from seeing this movie.

I urge everyone to write Scott Moore's boss and demand that Moore support his next to last paragraph by PROVING that the 16th Amendment was actually ratified by the necessary number of states, because the Federal Government has been unable to do so for the last ten years. Remind Scott's boss that the US Supreme Court, in Stanton Versus Baltic Mining, ruled that the 16th Amendment did NOT actually give the Federal Government any new taxing authority. Remind Scott that endlessly repeating that the 16th Amendment makes the income tax legal does not make it so.

Then cancel your subscription to the Portland Mercury, if you happen to actually have one (it is a teensy little paper with just a tiny fraction of the readers of this web site.

One final point. Tax records are private. It is a felony to leak information from tax records to anyone. So how did Scott get the info on Aaron's tax liens? (And given the large number of TV Commercials for tax "fixers", is it all that unusual for anyone to have tax problems?)

To the applause of fellow passengers, the Jewish designer was escorted from a New York flight as a potential bomber. Because, he tells Sophie Goodchild, of his holiday tan.
Posted Oct 1, 2006 08:28 AM PST

"Nobody that I know of is talking about the use of ground forces," Gardiner said. "I think the one thing the administration has learned from (the Iraq war) is don't invade."
Posted Oct 1, 2006 08:07 AM PST
Category: IRAN

Too bad they didn't learn the lesson from Vietnam; that you cannot win a war from the air.

What this article is saying is that the US plans to bomb Iran's power stations, which Iran is legally allowed to have under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which both Iran and the US signed, mostly because Israel, which has an estimated 600 nuclear weapons and did NOT sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is worried Iran might have a nuclear bomb, even though no evidence of the massive facilities needed to construct one has been found in 20 years of inspections.

Now then, Iran may not have any nuclear weapons now, but if they get attacked by the US, they are certainly going to want them, and given that Iraq showed the world what the US does to nations that do not have nuclear weapons, I think pretty much everyone is starting to think seriously about building a few.

Posted Oct 1, 2006 08:00 AM PST

Seems everyone knew the US was going to war in Iraq in 2001 ... except the American people who were expected to spend their money and their children's lines on it.

Isn't it funny how the people who pay for the wars are usually the last ones to know they are coming.

US President George W. Bush called for fighting America's enemies "across the world" as he stepped up his counteroffensive following charges that his policies were breeding a new generation of Islamic terrorists.
Posted Oct 1, 2006 07:58 AM PST
Category: DUBYA

Posted Oct 1, 2006 07:57 AM PST

This could be another Franklin Scandal. Then again, as this story takes center stage, remember that it was another sex scandal involving Gary Condit and Chandra Levy that distracted America while the US Government announced to other nations its plan to invade Afghanistan in October 2001, MONTHS BEFORE the 9-11 attacks.

Posted Oct 1, 2006 07:53 AM PST

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Posted Sep 30, 2006 06:38 PM PST
Category: HUMOR

The Swiss Lombardi engineering firm has won the contract to design a railway tunnel between Europe and Africa running under the Strait of Gibraltar.
Posted Sep 30, 2006 06:13 PM PST

Remember when America used to be able to build projects like that? These days we spend all our money attacking nations like Iraq because of their "nookular bombs".

Posted Sep 30, 2006 06:08 PM PST

TWO YEAR OLD?!?!?!?!?!?!?

In the fight for the retiring Bill Frist's Tennessee Senate seat, it's starting to appear as if Harold Ford Jr. may soon be heading to Washington, giving Democrats one more key battleground state in their quest to pick up six seats and regain control.
Posted Sep 30, 2006 01:12 PM PST
Category: POLITICS

Posted Sep 30, 2006 12:26 PM PST

Washington, D.C., September 29th 2006: “Some very unhappy people here but not about the mid term elections. It seems that after the Second World War, the Soviets captures all of the records of the Nazi concentration camps…from 1935 to 1945….and put them in their archives in Moscow. Because they pretty much knock a hole in the legend of six millions gassed, Jewish groups pressured Russia not to ever allow any researcher to see or copy any of these and for certain, never to release the contents of these files to anyone, ever. Russians are easy to bribe and apparently someone in the States got the whole file (on microfilm) and there is fury and panic over this. Jewish groups have asked the DoJ to declare these “improperly released” classified documents and grab them. Unfortunately, there is no legal basis for doing this. The original documents were German and the microfilms are Russian, not American. Some of these groups have built up a thriving business on the subject and anything concrete that could sink their boat is something not to put up with. This is a subject that most people don’t care about but to those who do, it is a real bell-ringer. All of this hinges on whether or not the present owner got these legally. If our people can’t prove he didn’t, it looks like fun and games in the History department!”
Posted Sep 30, 2006 12:13 PM PST

Then there are the records of the Red Cross which (unlike the US prison camps) were given full access to the German camps, even to the point of having observers permanently stationed at some of the camps, and while their records showed large numbers of deaths from typhoid towards the end of the war, plus executions for criminal actions, the records fail to show any indications of a large-scale organized genocide in the camps.

September 27 marks the anniversary of the publication of the first of the Antifederalist Papers in 1789. The Antifederalists were opponents of ratifying the US Constitution. They feared that it would create an overbearing central government, while the Constitution's proponents promised that this would not happen. As the losers in that debate, they are largely overlooked today. But that does not mean they were wrong or that we are not indebted to them.
Posted Sep 30, 2006 10:06 AM PST

After the fall of Saddam Hussein's government in April 2003, the opportunity to participate in the U.S.-led effort to reconstruct Iraq attracted all manner of Americans -- restless professionals, Arabic-speaking academics, development specialists and war-zone adventurers. But before they could go to Baghdad, they had to get past Jim O'Beirne's office in the Pentagon.

To pass muster with O'Beirne, a political appointee who screens prospective political appointees for Defense Department posts, applicants didn't need to be experts in the Middle East or in post-conflict reconstruction. What seemed most important was loyalty to the Bush administration.

Posted Sep 30, 2006 09:39 AM PST
Category: IRAQ

Which explains why that new Iraq Police Academy paid for by US Tax dollars is the disaster it is.

From Harken to Halliburton, the backrooms deals that have netted war profiteers billions.
Posted Sep 30, 2006 09:36 AM PST

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Posted Sep 30, 2006 09:28 AM PST
Category: POLITICS

100 for, none against. It's not their own money, after all.

These are grim days for the Constitution. The House and the Senate have passed the catastrophic "compromise" negotiated by senators McCain & Co. to the President's "enemy combatants" bill. The only thing compromised is the rule of law; the bill still strips detainees of the right to appeal, broadens the President's unilateral powers to decide who is an enemy and which interrogation methods violate the Geneva Conventions, and fatally undermines the War Crimes Act. The bill was rushed to passage just days after the Canadian government exonerated Maher Arar, "rendered" by the United States to Syria, imprisoned and tortured for nearly a year.
Posted Sep 30, 2006 09:22 AM PST

The legislation gives the president waiver authority over the sanctions, but only when he demonstrates that it is in the vital national interest.
Posted Sep 30, 2006 09:21 AM PST
Category: IRAN

Like ... continuing to by Iranian oil.

US President George W. Bush called for fighting America's enemies "across the world" as he stepped up his counteroffensive following charges that his policies were breeding a new generation of Islamic terrorists.
Posted Sep 30, 2006 09:17 AM PST

It appears that Bush & Company's only way to deal with their failed wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is to create more wars.

Of course, it's never their familities doing the fighting, getting maimed or sickened and dying: it's always other people's kids, husbands, wives, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Posted Sep 30, 2006 09:12 AM PST

With little public attention or even notice, the House of Representatives has passed a bill that undermines enforcement of the First Amendment's separation of church and state. The Public Expression of Religion Act - H.R. 2679 - provides that attorneys who successfully challenge government actions as violating the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment shall not be entitled to recover attorneys fees. The bill has only one purpose: to prevent suits challenging unconstitutional government actions advancing religion.
Posted Sep 30, 2006 09:10 AM PST
Category: RELIGION

Karl Rove, the beloved ‘Turdblossom’ and Boss Hogg of your corrupt and fascist administration has promised an October Surprise. It is an indication of the prevailing hubris that he can actually say something like that and no one pays any attention.
Posted Sep 30, 2006 09:05 AM PST
Category: DUBYA

Underneath all this is the definition of "enemy combatant" that has been established by this legislation. An "enemy combatant" is now no longer just someone captured "during an armed conflict" against our forces. Thanks to this legislation, George W. Bush is now able to designate as an "enemy combatant" anyone who has "purposefully and materially supported hostilities against the United States."

Consider that language a moment. "Purposefully and materially supported hostilities against the United States" is in the eye of the beholder, and this administration has proven itself to be astonishingly impatient with criticism of any kind. The broad powers given to Bush by this legislation allow him to capture, indefinitely detain, and refuse a hearing to any American citizen who speaks out against Iraq or any other part of the so-called "War on Terror."

Posted Sep 30, 2006 09:04 AM PST

This means that any expression of opinion contrary to the government's can be construed as support of hostilities against the United State: ANY expression of opinion.

What terrifies me is the absolute absence of understanding by most of the people of what just happened to what used to be our country.

Posted Sep 30, 2006 09:02 AM PST

Sorry Chet, but there is a little thing called presumption of innocence until proof beyond a reasonable doubt. That is a cornerstone of the American system of justice. And if you do not understand that, you are not fit to hold office.

A Russian newspaper has voiced indignation at a U.S. government statement on tensions in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, saying it amounted to “active interference” in the country, which has become a bone of contention between Moscow and Washington, AFP reports.
Posted Sep 30, 2006 09:00 AM PST

On Wednesday, the House rubber-stamped (253-168) the White House-backed legislation governing the interrogation and trial of terror suspects, "a tyrannical law that will be ranked with the low points in American democracy, our generation's version of the Alien and Sedition Acts." Yesterday, the Senate passed the measure in a 65-34 vote. This legislation was the result of a supposed "compromise" between conservative lawmakers and the administration. But in reality, the bill was more about making sure President Bush has the opportunity to sign high-profile terrorism legislation before the midterm elections. The bill was drafted in Vice President Cheney's office and gives Bush "the power to jail pretty much anyone he wants for as long as he wants without charging them, to unilaterally reinterpret the Geneva Conventions, to authorize what normal people consider torture," and to deny habeas corpus to detainees
Posted Sep 30, 2006 08:58 AM PST

I think that continual low thumping sound I'm hearing right now is that of America's founding fathers, turning over in their graves.

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