29 Oct 2004
More Right Wing attempts to garrotte Democracy in America - this time in Lake County.
With all of this physical tampering of people's registrations and psychological ploys (like this piece of work), isn't the election already tainted?
The chaos in Iraq serves to ensure the American military occupation will remain to protect the oil companies until they have bled the country dry.
"The world is better off today with Bush/Cheney out of power."
26 Oct 2004
25 Oct 2004
Wilkommen aus Amerika
True Believers of the Cult-like Right staunch Democracy in America.
Will America ever have a real election again or will the shadow operators of the G.O.P. kill democracy with a death of a thousand cuts?
As the imperial vision of Bush/Cheney’s mass murder for profit Crusade attempts to install compliant corporate democracy in Iraq, The True Believers are attempting to drive the final fascist nails into the coffin of American Democracy in the “Homeland”.
Stealing the Election 2004 Edition
“Republican Party officials in Ohio took formal steps yesterday to place thousands of recruits inside polling places on Election Day to challenge the qualifications of voters they suspect are not eligible to cast ballots.”
New York Times V. Majikthise
Voters report fake calls
“Instructions to change polling place don’t come from board of elections”
"The caller interrupting a North Side couple’s dinner earlier this week said he was from the Franklin County Board of Elections.
He told the elderly woman that her voting site had changed and that on Nov. 2 she and her husband should cast their ballots at a South Side precinct. The caller even left the phone number of the board.
Her husband, who didn’t want their names published out of fear of retribution, called the board, sat through a long menu of automated options and finally spoke with an employee.
"They said there was no way in the world they would make such a call," he said. "I think it’s hankypanky and somebody in the election is trying to kill some votes."
At no time, Elections Director Matthew Damschroder said, does the board call voters."
Columbus Dispatch V. Progressive Blog Alliance Homepage
Encouraging or discouraging voters – Orient Lodge (P.B.A)
Ghost in the Machine. Some Voters Say Machines Failed, Incorrect Choices Appear on Screens
"She went to Valle Del Norte Community Center in Albuquerque, planning to vote for John Kerry. "I pushed his name, but a green check mark appeared before President Bush's name," she said.Griffith erased the vote by touching the check mark at Bush's name. That's how a voter can alter a touch-screen ballot.She again tried to vote for Kerry, but the screen again said she had voted for Bush. The third time, the screen agreed that her vote should go to Kerry.She faced the same problem repeatedly as she filled out the rest of the ballot. On one item, "I had to vote five or six times," she said."
ABQ Journal V. Blanton's and Ashton's (P.B.A.)
The Stars and Stripes is upside down and on fire. It is time for a patriotic uprising of accountability on an unprecedented scale. This fraud cannot pass undocumented or unchallenged. Americans are backstabbing Americans. How could anybody want four more years of this profoundly destructive national discord?
If another election is stolen by Right Wing special interests and their goon squad supporters, evaporating American creditbility will cease to exist entirely on the international stage.
It must be hard to know that your own countrymen and government are driving knives into your back and stealing everything you believe in.This is a nightmare.
A fitting little song from the wicked new Rheostatics disc that is providing much needed distraction and relief from the unfolding disaster down south.
All rise. The new king of the world just crowned himself tonight by the blinding light of cathode lies.
Surprise, we've been muted, we've been marginalized.
Unleashed, delusions of one human head, one tiny beast becomes the very air we breathe.
Surprise, by the blinding light of cathode lies.
Has this head been denied what inspires love of kind and in turn try to turn the world away from love inspired?
It's blind to substitute with laser guides the eyes,and drown in the deafening din of angry cries.
And in turn try to turn the world away from love inspired.
All rise. All rise, the new king of the world just crowned himself tonight by the blinding light of cathode lies.
Surprise, we've been muted, we've been swept aside.
T. Vesely/Rheostatics from the new cd "2067"
Defend the Democratic Republic- the world needs it.
22 Oct 2004
"Parliament is not the centre of the universe. Canadians demand and expect to be consulted on this incredibly important decision." - New Democrat, Alexa McDonough.
It looks as though the artificial period of feigning some kind of reasoned perspective through sober deliberation and public consultation is drawing to a close before it ever began.
Slick Billy Graham and Big Pauly Martin are done drooling over the globalist gift basket of spastically ejaculating cash that this Military Industrial Megalith is swinging over the crusted corporate eyes of North American politicians.
What to do? Do you want Canada’s tax money (And international integrity) swirling into this military industrial vortex of arms proliferation?
Spooning up to this Republican war fantasy is about lickspittle grovelling for big dollar contracts and the lasting business relationships cultivated between business-class Military Industrial Vampires.
"Other forthcoming US decisions on BMD that may have an impact on Canada concern research, development, and industrial activity. Missile defence is one of the largest research and development programs in the US, with an annual budget of approximately $9 billion (US) in 2004."
-Canada and Ballistic Missile Defence Government Website.
Lick, lick, grovel, grovel, the war profiteers will have a slice of tax money that could be better spent delivering social services for a progressive society. If the hawks and weapon merchants must be appeased our government has more of a responsibility to ensure better equipment for the Canadian boots on the ground around the world. Leave the Reagan-era fantasies to the American Neocons.
If satellite launched missiles can detected a dirty bomb in a shipping cargo hold, box cutters in the socks of airline passengers, Anthrax being released into the ventilation system of a shopping mall or plastic explosives strapped to a nuclear reactor we should consider this mystical all seeing eye as our potential saviour machine. It can’t and its not.
It is just another rack of the most destructive missiles in the world hanging over your house in the night sky or floating off shore on the deck of a warship just in case one of thousands of "what ifs" should happen to occur. We need less of this- not more.
As their foreign policy degrades into Imperial invasions, occupations and strident support for some of the world’s most bellicose and extreme regimes, I understand the American desire to secure the already insular bubble in which many seem to exist with magic missile shields.
Canadians cannot allow our government to lend tacit support for current American military and foreign policy by joining the most outrageous Military White Elephant money grab of the 21st Century. We must not abandon the Canadian traditions of diplomacy and peacekeeping just because the Americans no longer bother.
We must define ourselves in the world as different in every possible way from the American's current Neoconservative regime. American reporters and tourists don't pretend to be Canadian while abroad for no good reason. We are not seen as arrogant and greedy because we are not. Let us not become guilty by association .
I really need to bone up on the facts about this pending disaster - as do all Canadians.
2006 Canadian Census and National Missile Defence - Two Stones in the Same Swamp -
"Word has come down this week that Lockheed Martin will help conduct the 2006 Canadian census through a Canadian subsidiary. Lockheed Martin is one of the worlds leading arms manufactures and a close supporter of the Bush government. From the Lockheed Martin website, “We never forget who we’re working for.” That certainly is neither Canada nor Canadian citizens; it is the U.S. government."
“The government’s decision today takes us one step closer to full and official participation in Bush’s Star Wars. The only difference is that Canada is now aiding and abetting the US in the absence of any open and accountable political decision on the part of the Prime Minister.”
Someday is now. Missile Defence System on Canadian Soil
Statement on Canada & U.S. Missile Defence
Should Canada support the U.S. National Missile Defense Program (Star Wars II)? (No)
Peace is the ultimate safety.
19 Oct 2004
From the "Meet you later in the coffin for a torrid 69" files. (AP photo)
True believer cult ritual or cheesy fat guy nuzzling major food chain hoop?
Professing his true love for his Führer in a heroic gesture worthy of the elite Nationalsozialismus myth-making machine,
What are these money drunk, power mad creatures?
16 Oct 2004
Here is a compelling list of questions mailed out to the American candidates by one, Karl W. B. Schwarz, President, Chief Executive Officer, Patmos Nanotechnologies, LLC. If The United States is a free country I see no reason why such concise and legitimate questions should not be answered. Of course in order to determine the validity of this amazingly politically literate, too good to be true, CEO, I started searching the name and company. My search led me to the exceptionally interesting
Picasso Dreams blog and the owner’s exchange with Mr. Karl Schwartz.
I also found this article A funny thing happened on the way to 'The Truth' by Mr. K. Schwartz, also an interesting read.
Demand Letter Sent To Bush By Corporate CEO
From Karl W. B. Schwarz
President, Chief Executive Officer
Patmos Nanotechnologies, LLC
I am a Conservative Christian Republican that has no intentions of voting for you in this year's election and many other Conservative Republicans are following me.
America demands the TRUTH and not after the elections; this nation demands the truth from you RIGHT NOW! This letter and an identical email will be going out to hundreds of thousands by me, millions by others. The following content was sent to the White House by facsimile earlier today from Ground Zero in New York City.
1. I demand as an American citizen that you lift the "gag order" on Sibel D. Edmonds and let Americans know what foreign names and what AMERICAN NAMES she uncovered in her FBI translations that were involved in drug trafficking, money laundering and the financing of 9-11. Her facts and your "official story" lies do not add up. Americans demand the truth on that matter before the election.
2. I demand to know what energy companies were in that Cheney Energy Task Force meeting and what discussions there were as to the steps that would be taken to remove the Taliban and Bridas Corporation as the last remaining obstacle to the United States controlling the Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline. I met that company in 1999 and have known since then about the Bridas v Unocal, $15 billion interference of contract lawsuit in US District Court, Southern District of Texas. I also know about the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision on September 9, 2003 that upheld the Bridas $500 million arbitration settlement and the March 22, 2004 denial of Writ of Certiorari at the United States Supreme Court, Case 03-1018, Turkmenneft v Bridas.
3. I demand to know how many prisoners are being held at GITMO and other places that are either BRIDAS EMPLOYEES or are persons that know all about Bridas Corporation and what your administration did to get control of that Trans-Afghanistan pipeline.
4. I demand to know how many board meetings Condoleezza Rice and Thomas Kean sat in on at Chevron and Amerada Hess where it was discussed how they were going to deal with making the billions in "Big Oil" investments into a land locked Caspian Basin and how to get rid of the Taliban and Bridas so they could turn those investments into cash flow. How many times did Big Oil ask for military force to complete a commercial transaction they could not get under their control, and on what exact date did you agree to provide such military force - prior to 9-11? Isn't it true Mr. Bush that the Cheney Energy Task Force discussed that attack on Afghanistan and removal of the Taliban / Bridas obstacle once and for all - and did so well in advance of 9-11?
5. I demand to know why you appointed 10 persons to the 9-11 Commission, 8 of which are directly benefiting by the Taliban / Bridas "contract" obstacle being removed - breached with military force, and the big Caspian Oil deals that are now coming to market. No, America does not 'thank you' for that nor do we hold such despicable conduct up high.
6. I demand to know what US Oil Company stepped up as the sponsor of that OPIC and Asia Development Bank funded Trans-Afghanistan pipeline and what US company is constructing that pipeline right now, and what US firms are supplying the key components and their relationship to your administration.
7. I demand that you identify the company and persons who were going around Bridas to be "natural gas suppliers" to the US owned natural gas electrical generation plants in Pakistan (Dynegy - Illinova /Tenaska, El Paso (2 OPIC financed transactions) and others.
8. I demand to know why you have not been truthful with the American public that your GWOT and military policy are protecting the Caspian Basin Oil and Gas deals for many of your Bush Pioneers, some $9.6 trillion in oil and about $3 trillion in natural gas, now mostly in the hands of your elite wealthy contributors and some elite Liberals to keep this all quiet.
9. I demand to know what role the post-bankruptcy ENRON (Prisma Energy International, Cayman Islands) is playing in the Caspian Basin area, the same Enron that uses the law firm of Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw [Richard Ben Veniste, 9-11 Commission] that established the offshore SPE's for assets that were never under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
10. I demand to know why you appointed Richard Ben Veniste to the 9-11 Commission when it was his law firm that was stalling Bridas Corporation at the Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals in the matter of Bridas Corporation v. Turkmenneft and his law firm is directly involved in Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and your administration.
11. I demand to know the exact date of the order that had our military practicing in early 2001 the invasion of Afghanistan to take out the Taliban and Bridas Corporation and make that pipeline under control of US interests, many of your Bush Pioneers, and the exact date that our military started practicing and preparing for that invasion.
read the rest of this compelling list HERE..
The making of the terror myth
"Since September 11 Britain has been warned of the 'inevitability' of catastrophic terrorist attack. But has the danger been exaggerated?
15 Oct 2004
“…testing food like blueberry burgers, dried plum barbecue sauce and asparagus salsa for a U.S. Department of Agriculture event celebrating National School Food Lunch week.”
“Eric Foreman of the USDA said the agency hopes the results of the taste test inspire those who prepare meals for the kids to get creative in putting more fruits and vegetables in school lunches.”
“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
14 Oct 2004
This technology could eventually be a blessing to those unfortunate enough to have lost their motor control and wealthy enough to consider having it.
Unfortunately this kind of discovery can quickly shed its benevolent intent once in the hands of military minded organizations, corporations or individuals.
Presidential ear canal receivers have got nothing on this direct link into the motor cortex. I think there could be potential nightmare applications for this Cyborg interface with weapons being launched, bombs detonated or viral attacks being initiated by walking control panels. The American in his air conditioned bunker will no longer have to use a joystick to pilot his drone in wedding party bombing runs. That guy on the sidewalk outside the coffee shop staring into space and mumbling is not checking his stocks on his jawbone telephone implant, he’s piloting a drone packed with Ebola into a “target of interest” while enjoying his espresso and reading a magazine.
I also imagine a future of unmoving pale, sweaty gamers hanging in diaper pods with feeding tubes immersed in a month long games. At least it will spell an end to the grotesque evolution of the rather simian “Nintendo thumb” many gamers have cultivated with their wasted years of control gripping.
I think that the eventual blight of marketing to urban status gadget consumers will see this technology allowing young Asian girls to effortlessly blog pictures of their friends and send text mail gossip at the mall without cutting into those precious moments of jumping up and down and giggling uncontrollably.
13 Oct 2004
(Steve Bell - Guardian)
Lame jokes and niggling over the language mangling routinely performed by The Useful Idiot are good for a laugh but real facts about the ending of the American occupation of Iraq would be nice.
Finally the mainstream media is paying some attention.
Even some token appearance of empathy as the Israeli Army seems to be paying at the moment
10 Oct 2004
Wangari Maathai received this year’s Nobel Peace prize, which includes a $1.36 million cash award, in recognition of her work in Africa fighting deforestation and her advocacy for democracy and women's rights.
Kaare Willoch, a former Prime Minister of Norway had this to say in response to outspoken critisism of the choice in light of world politics:
He said environmental and development problems in the third world were "distantly related to terrorism" because they exposed the divide between wealthy and poor nations and thus engendered resentment, hatred and, eventually, threats to security.
"I will not participate with criticism of this prize," he said, "because it is intensely important to the Western world to understand what is going on in less advantaged countries and to contribute to the improvement of conditions."
~ New York Times Int’l
9 Oct 2004
"Britain's Channel 4 News has broadcast a 30-second video clip of a U.S. pilot killing a group of what appear to be civilians on a Fallujah street.
This story and its accompanying video (wmv.) are yet another chilling reminder of the disconnect between those who claim to value life and freedom and what is actually done in their names with their support. Only hatred will be born from such inhuman brutality.
This war is a crime.
8 Oct 2004
Pick up your phone and tell Premier Campbell of British Columbia that
you want Jumbo Glacier Park protected from the developers who are lobbying
to build a $450 million ski resort and a town of 6500 people in it.
Dial toll-free in BC: 1-800-663-7867
Outside BC call: 1-604-660-2421
The decision will be made on October 18th, time is running out.
TAKE ACTION by sending an online fax or email to register your desire
Be the change you want to see in the world.
The FBI and Homeland Security Department this week also sent to state and local officials a lengthy analysis of the Russian attacks with a long list of school security recommendations.
What's the frequency, Karl?
Is George so inept that he can't even parrot the retorts and rhetoric of a backroom controller with any kind of ...let me finish... any kind of statesmanlike discipline? Is he really just a War Puppet? The internet is abuzz with this story but the corporate media needs to start asking.
This has got to be the creepiest American government in History.
7 Oct 2004
6 Oct 2004
It would appear as though the people at factcheck.org were playing a little subversive trick on Lord Cheney...
"The site had been showing education-related ads, mostly for online-degree programs, when Mr. Cheney mentioned the site during the debate. Suddenly, Name Administration saw a surge in traffic -- about 50,000 unique visitors in the first hour -- which costs the company money for Internet bandwidth, according to John Berryhill, Name Administration's attorney.
....So employees redirected traffic to the Soros site, not because of any request nor payment from Mr. Soros's organization or supporters, but based on their own political viewpoints, Mr. Berryhill said. "Individuals within the company are favorably disposed to George Soros's political point of view," said Mr. Berryhill."
The good in Americans is shining through, keep up the good work!\
5 Oct 2004
The terrorists will detonate al-Qa'ida sleeper volcanoes and we must now be on the lookout for terrorists in personal spaceships descending from Americas heavens loaded with Osama bin Zarqawis personal hatred of your freedom to spray overpriced gasoline all over the country.
Finally let your fear guide you to me, I am your omniscient patriotic American Dick, now go fuck yourselves.
I bless America,
Imperial Vice Presidential Ambassador to Reality
: End Cyborg transmission.
4 Oct 2004
The world is really starting to resemble a blistering hellhole. At this point I am getting a bit nervous about the Bush/Cheney Cartel’s October Surprise.
I hope it doesn’t kill too many innocents.
The so-called “civilized democracies” of The United States and Israel are busy waging unrepentant crusades against Arabs in the Middle East. Many civilians are dying needless and horrible military industrial deaths.
September 2004IOF spokespersons announced that the Israeli Army carried out the
incursion to stop the launch of Qassam and other hand-made rockets on the
Israeli village of Sderot and Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip. The IOD
incursion is still underway for the fourth day. Sixty-five Palestinians,
including 19 children, have been killed and 244, including 81 children, were
injured by the time of issuing this update. Numerous homes and private property
have also been destroyed as the IOF utilizes air force and heavy tanks in this
The only nation in the Middle East with real Weapons of Mass Destruction continues the seemingly perpetual cycle of violence in the occupied lands. I’m sure nobody who had their family killed or house bombed will want to take revenge. I’m sure this latest Likud terrorism will end the struggle and bring sunshine and lollipops to the region.
1 Oct 2004
BUSH probably WOULDN'T WANT YOU TO watch this quicktime movie short describing the experience of BEING CARIBOU.
This has now become a newly launched National Film Board of Canada movie. It really is worth taking a tour around the website - there are some amazing pictures and the extraordinary experience that these newlyweds undertook is quite a thing to behold.
Most importantly I suggest that you also TAKE ACTION to do your part in stopping GWB from drillin' in the Alaskan Arctic. (hasn't he done enough already?)
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