Sunday, April 30, 2006

is "united 93" a fantasy?

from mirror uk:


At least SIX witnesses, including Susan Mcelwain saw a small military-type plane flying around shortly BEFORE UA93 crashed. The FBI denies its existence.

The US Government insists the plane exploded on impact, yet a one-ton section of the engine was found over a mile away and other light debris was found scattered over eight miles away.

Passenger Edward Felt made an emergency call from the plane. He spoke of an explosion and seeing some white smoke. The superviser who took the call has been gagged by the FBI.

THE F-16s
UA93 was identified as a hijack at 9.16am. At 9.35am three F-16s were ordered to "protect the White House at all costs" when it turned towards the capital. At 10.06am it crashed at Shanksville, less than 10mins flying time from Washington.

Sources claim the last thing heard on the cockpit voice recorder is the sound of wind - suggesting the plane had been holed.

The FBI insists there was no military plane in the area but at 9.22am a sonic boom - caused by a supersonic jet - was picked up by an earthquake monitor in southern Pennsylvania, 60 miles away from Shanksville.

movie promo confused with bomb

from apnews/myway: A newspaper promotion for "M:I3" got off to an explosive start when a county arson squad blew up a news rack, thinking it contained a bomb.

and speaking of bombs... the conspiracy theory known as "united 93" opened at a dismal third place, behind other fantasy crap like "rv" & "stick it."

and speaking of sticking it... the official message board for "united 93" was hijacked by truth seekers, but the unknown moderators called it "technical difficulties."

and speaking of technical difficulties... you can read more about the three-minute discepency in flight 93's cockpit voice recorder & the right-wing ad campaign for the movie...

and speaking of right-wing ad campaigns... blahblahablaa

Saturday, April 29, 2006

al-zarqawi video is a pentagon propaganda psy-op

from propaganda matrix: The Pentagon is engaged in a psychological PR propaganda campaign to exaggerate the role of Musab Al-Zarqawi in Iraq and link the war in Iraq to 9/11. How do we know? Because their own leaked documents admit it.

fbi sought info without court ok

from apnews/myway: The FBI secretly sought information last year on 3,501 U.S. citizens and legal residents from their banks and credit card, telephone and Internet companies without a court's approval, the Justice Department said Friday.

It was the first time the Bush administration has publicly disclosed how often it uses the administrative subpoena known as a national security letter, which allows the executive branch of government to obtain records about people in terrorism and espionage investigations without court approval.

Friday, April 28, 2006

byrd to bush: we can impeach you

from newsmax: In a speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday, former Ku Klux Klansman, Sen. Robert Byrd, pledged to put President Bush on trial in the Senate if the House impeaches him.

Addressing the president in absentia, Sen. Byrd began by warning that Congress retains all its original powers under the Constitution.

"You better read that again in the Constitution," Byrd said, declaring that the Senate's powers include "serving as a court of impeachment.

"You better believe it, Mr. President," Byrd continued. "The Senate can send you home. You better believe that."

'nothing prepared me for bush'

from alternet: Robert Scheer has reported on every administration since Richard Nixon. But as he says in this interview, he never expected the lies and cynicism of Bush II.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

iraq for sale

here's the teaser for the new robert greenwald documentary...

U.S. seeks to keep evidence from 9/11 families

from cnn: Prosecutors asked a judge to rethink granting 9/11 families suing airlines access to evidence gathered for the criminal case against al Qaeda terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui.

U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema's April 7 order requires prosecutors to provide copies of all unclassified aviation security documents to attorneys representing September 11 families in a civil lawsuit pending in New York.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

vermont lawmakers call for bush impeachment

for those keeping score, that's three...

from vermont guardian: A Progressive lawmaker today will introduce a formal resolution in the state Legislature calling on Congress to draft articles of impeachment against Pres. George W. Bush.

(thanks to what really happened?)

Monday, April 24, 2006

california 2nd state to introduce impeachment

from after downing street: Joining Illinois, California has become the second state in which a proposal to impeach President Bush has been introduced in the state legislature. And this one includes Cheney as well.

more world-class bush diplomacy

more world-class bush diplomacyfrom democratic underground: ...what was going through George's mind at this point - perhaps he was making a last-ditch effort to beg for another few trillion dollars in loans, or maybe he thought he'd caught one of those illegal immigrants he's been hearing so much about - but as Hu attempted to leave the podium, Our Great Leader decided manhandle him in front of the cameras.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

protesters force bush to move meeting

let's do this everyday...

from mercury news: President Bush's visit to Stanford University's Hoover Institution was quickly moved to another location after more than 1,000 protesters converged around the Hoover tower.

Friday, April 21, 2006

a toast to oppression

from thinkprogress: President Hu can’t suppress dissent in the United States like he does in China, but the Bush adminstration is helping out where it can.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

protest the new freedom

secret service attempts to cover the mouth of protestfrom the age: A heckler from the Falun Gong spiritual movement, who entered White House grounds as a reporter, interrupted a formal arrival ceremony for Chinese President Hu Jintao today, prompting President George W Bush to apologise to his guest.

Falun Gong, which thrives overseas despite being largely stamped out in China, alleges that government persecution of the group includes a vast system of concentration camps, where doctors harvest inmates' organs for transplants.

from Security forces in a southern town shot into a crowd marching on the main highway to protest Nepal's royal dictatorship Monday, killing one and wounding five, a local administrator said.

from guardian: A sit-in at Gov. Jeb Bush's office stretched into a second day Thursday as about 30 college students protested the state's response to the boot camp beating of a teenager who later died.

The students, who met with Bush on Wednesday, are demanding the arrest of guards who were videotaped beating and kicking 14-year-old Martin Lee Anderson.

waco, columbine & okc

from lew rockwell: Thirteen years ago the federal government of the United States ended its altercation with a group of peaceful religious separatists – a conflict the government had initiated – by driving a tank through the Branch Davidians’ home and church, pumping the interior with poisonous gas, and keeping the fire engines at a distance while the building and the people inside burned. For many Americans, Waco represented the nightmare their government had become.

from westword: Are Columbine's remaining secrets too dangerous for the public to know -- or too embarrassing for officials to reveal? Seized by Jefferson County investigators right after the shootings, the [basement] tapes have been sitting in an evidence vault for the past seven years, seen by almost no one -- except, of course, a small army of cops, attorneys, reporters, victims' families, expert witnesses and assorted hangers-on.

from msnbc: More involved in Oklahoma City bombing? On 11th anniversary, Rita Cosby talks to Terry Nichols' son, Josh Nichols...
COSBY: Do you believe what your dad is ready to say about the Oklahoma City bombing could hurt the U.S. government?

NICHOLS: I believe it could.

COSBY: And how so?

NICHOLS: Because he knows what happened that day. He knows what happened in Oklahoma City.

COSBY: And how many others do you believe are involved?

NICHOLS: I couldn't put a number on it, you know? It could be five, it could be 10, it could be more, but there has to be others involved.

iranian official in washington for... who knows?

from spacewar: The US State Department confirmed Monday a senior official from arch-US nemesis Iran was in Washington but would not say how he got into the country or what he was doing here.

from prison planet: Bush Sr. was meeting with Osama bin Laden's brother, Shafig bin Laden, in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Washington, on the morning of 9/11. They were on Carlyle Group business just a few miles from where hijackers, supposedly acting on behalf of Osama bin Laden, would fly a plane into the Pentagon.

Recall that the chief financier of the so-called hijackers, Pakistan's Chief Spy General Mahmoud Ahmad, was meeting with Bush administration officials the week before 9/11. He also met with Bob Graham and Porter Goss on the morning of the attacks, who would later go on to head the first 9/11 investigative committee.

from guardian observer: On 11 September, while Al-Qaeda's planes slammed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the Carlyle Group hosted a conference at a Washington hotel. Among the guests of honour was a valued investor: Shafig bin Laden, brother to Osama.

read more at cooperative research

Sunday, April 16, 2006

"will someone please give bush a bj so we can impeach him?"

from pressconnects: One day last week, a wire photo found its way into this newsroom as I suspect it did in just about every newsroom in the country. I'm also quite sure it never made it into any newspaper.

The undatelined photo from wherever it was our nominal president happened to be that day, showed a woman holding up a sign bearing the following message: "Will Someone Please Give Bush a B--- J-- So We Can Impeach Him?"

Saturday, April 15, 2006

why april 15th sucks

1865 - Abraham Lincoln dies
1892 - General Electric is formed
1912 - Titanic sinks
1920 - Sacco and Vanzetti allegedly murder two security guards
1943 - Allied bomber misses its target & kills 936 civilians
1955 - McDonald's opens "first" restaurant
1983 - Tokyo Disneyland opens.
1994 - Marrakesh Agreements revise GATT and set up the WTO
2006 - You paid income tax

thanks to wikipedia & this day in history

Friday, April 14, 2006

tracking me, tracking you

mediamonarchy-cameras-nycfrom county courier: Big Brother on the animal farm? Animal ID system raises Orwellian concerns for some

from san luis obispo
: Oakland to test gunshot location system in violent neighborhoods

from mobiledia
: Sprint Unveils Mobile Child Locator Service

from san jose mercury news
: Whistle-blower says AT&T gave spy agency access to network

newsmax: Random Weapons Scans at N.Y.C. Schools

pope condemns those who play god

in other news: pot calls kettle black

mediamonarchy-ratzinger & mengele

times online: The Pope will deliver a blistering attack on the “satanic” mores of modern society today, warning against an “inane apologia of evil” that is in danger of destroying humanity.
(from times online 1 year ago)

that's pretty tough talk from an ex-hitler youth...

from about: The question of Joseph Ratzinger’s involvement with Nazi Germany and the Hitler Youth is important: there is reason to think that Ratzinger has been less than fully candid about his past.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

states of emergency

from summit daily news:
GOP Group Urges Bush to Declare National Emergency
Eight conservative Republicans in the state House called on President Bush Tuesday to declare a national emergency on illegal immigration, saying they were “shocked by the blatant, coordinated, and anti-American demonstrations” this week.

from irrawaddy:
Thai Leader Warns of National Emergency
Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra vowed today to declare a national emergency if anti-government protesters in the capital turned violent, as tens of thousands massed near his office demanding he resign over corruption allegations.


bush_fingerfrom rocky mountain news: Everybody here who is shocked that a president would leak secret information to defend a policy, advance an agenda or simply gain political advantage please raise your hand. No one? We thought so.

cbsnews: Phone-jamming records point to White House... a GOP scheme that jammed phone lines to keep state Democrats from being encouraged to vote.

from latimes: Investigators for California's attorney general and secretary of state have launched an inquiry into allegations of voter registration fraud...

Friday, April 07, 2006

news on the march

from raw story & wapo: Attorney General Gonzales suggested that the president might have the legal authority to order wiretapping without a warrant on communications between Americans that occur exclusively within the US...

from ap & msnbc: “These numbers are scary. We’ve lost every advantage we’ve ever had.” Bush's approval ratings hit a series of new lows...

from slate: A brief Slate debate about the controversial new movie, United 93.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

piggy or squealer?

from vanity fair: is press secretary scott mcclellan a victim, a pawn, or a P.R. disaster? is he piggy from lord of the flies or squealer from animal farm?

Monday, April 03, 2006

western white house

from waco tribune: President Bush calls the 1,600-acre ranch he owns outside Crawford with his wife, Laura, “our little slice of heaven,” but some experts question whether anti-war demonstrators are making the Western White House a less attractive getaway.

alex jones vs alan colmes

from prison planet: Alex Jones was featured on the Alan Colmes show In a segment called 'Governments Do This'.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

armageddon it

from salt lake tribune: Bush foreign policies play to the 'rapture-and-Armageddon' crowd...

from raw story: What would happen if Iran sank a couple of American warships? Bush would find another megaphone and another telegenic pile of bubble to stand on... And millions who only recently wandered out of Camp Jingo would scurry back in mortal fear.

from newsmax: McCain said Sunday that the consequences of a military conflict with Iran over that country's nuclear program could be so serious they could lead to "Armageddon."

Saturday, April 01, 2006

bush resigns

mediamonarchy-bush resignsGeorge Walker Bush announced last night that he will resign as the 43rd President of the United States at noon today.

Al Gore and John Kerry will take the oath as new co-President's at noon to complete the remaining 2 1/2 years of Mr. Bush's term.

After five years of bitter public debate over scandals abroad, deception at home, fraudulent elections and unconstitutional spying and surveillance, President Bush bowed to pressures from the public and leaders of his party to become the second President in American history to resign.

"By taking this action," he said in a subdued yet dramatic television address on Fox News, "I hope that I will have hastened the start of the process of healing which is so desperately needed in America."

...thanks to the washington post
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