Friday, October 31, 2008

media monarchy episode098

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the scariest halloween weekend in the last decade is the perfect storm setting for this special 3hr epic episode098 of media monarchy w/ the terrifying trifecta of: the ensuing police state, the new financial world order & the presidential selection. plus there's vote fraud, bribe bra, we are change & naomi wolf, hoax attacks, money masters & the rothschilds, music by the misfits and tons more...


listen live to the portland radio authoritymedia monarchy is originally broadcast on the portland radio authority every friday at 10am pacific/1pm eastern and can also be heard on the revere radio network every sunday at 4pm pacific/7pm eastern...

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in the know: has halloween become overcommercialized?

from onion: Panelists discuss whether Halloween candy and costumes have distracted us from placating demons to ensure a bountiful harvest.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

media monarchy episode097b

media monarchy episode097bepisode097b is a special edition of media monarchy featuring an extended exploration of orson & hg wells, william cooper & the 70th anniversary of the 'war of the worlds' psyop. plus uk/ufo files, judith miller, rove arrest, e howard hunt, the cult of scientology, music by mix master mike and tons more...


70th anniversary of 'war of the worlds' psyop; sequel soon?

october 30, 2008 is the 70th anniversary of the legendary radio broadcast by orson welles. as a long-time radio & welles fan, i've always been fascinated by the wotw psyop. and now, as we're on the edge of another new world war/order, my suspicion is that we are ripe for another amazing psyop... but the question is: with all the tech/media that is now available, are we more or less likely to fall for it all again?

here is the entire 'war of the worlds' broadcast...

wotw created nationwide panic & helped establish radio
wotw created nationwide panic & helped establish radiofrom marketwatch: [Oct30] marks the 70th Anniversary of "War of the Worlds," the groundbreaking radio broadcast that terrified millions of Americans who thought that the fictional audio play was real and Martians were actually landing in Grover's Mill, New Jersey. The original hour-long broadcast, which aired on the eve of Halloween, October 30, 1938, was part of CBS's Mercury Theatre On the Air, directed and narrated by Orson Welles, adapted from the H.G. Wells' novel The War of the Worlds, with the audio play written by Howard Koch (writer of Casablanca). It simulated a live news report of a Martian invasion with a series of realistic newscasts seeming to interrupt regularly scheduled programming... The broadcast is said to have been heard by over 6 million people that night. According to historians, various factors contributed to the widespread reaction: Tensions were running high leading to World War II, the convincing natural delivery of the cast, long stretches of commercial free airplay and only three disclaimers during the broadcast clarifying its fictional nature. As a result, the show ignited a reaction of fear and confusion among listeners across the country. News reports cited people fleeing their homes, and police lines flooded with listeners trying to determine the validity of the Martian invasion. The broadcast, considered one of the great moments in media history, continues to live-on through re-airings, live re-enactments and adaptations all over the world, introducing a new generation to the power of radio.

orson apologizes for wotw psyop

bill cooper on the 60th anniverary of the wotw psyop
bill cooper on the 60th anniverary of the wotw psyopfrom hour of the time: The plan to create an artificial extraterrestrial threat to the Earth was first mentioned by the Marxist, John Dewey: "Some one remarked that the best way to unite all the nations on this globe would be an attack from some other planet. In the face of such an alien enemy, people would respond with a sense of their unity of interest and purpose." John Dewey, New York 1917.

The premise was tested for credibility with the CBS presentation of The War Of The Worlds by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre on October 30, 1938. At 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, on the evening of October 30, 1938, the night before All Saints Day, now generally celebrated as Halloween, an estimated six million Americans listened to the famous Orson Welles broadcast, War Of The Worlds. The broadcast described an extraterrestrial invasion from Mars. An estimated one million sheople responded with sustained credulity and fear. Thousands responded with sheer panic.

The broadcast was a psychological warfare experiment conducted by The Princeton Radio Project. The Rockefeller Foundation funded the project in the fall of 1937. An Office of Radio Research was set up with Paul F. Lazarsfeld as director, and Frank Stanton and Hadley Cantril as associate directors. Cantril used a special grant from the General Education Board to study the effects of the broadcast. Cantril published the study as a book titled The Invasion From Mars: A Study In The Psychology Of Panic. It contains a complete script of the broadcast. The book is one of a series of studies sponsored by the Federal Radio Education Committee.

War Of The Worlds, was broadcast by Mercury Theater on the Air, from a microphone in a New York studio of the Columbia Broadcasting System. Council on Foreign Relations member Frank Stanton was a CBS executive. Stanton would direct Radio Free Europe. Regarding the programs realism Cantril writes, "The sheer dramatic excellence of the broadcast must not be overlooked. The unusual realism of the performance may be attributed to the fact that the early parts of the broadcast fell within the existing standards of judgment of the listeners"...

The public believed the War Of The Worlds was real thus setting the stage for the implementation of an alien threat scenario... the only problem was that the state of the art of technology at that time did not allow for a believable presentation. The development of saucer shaped wingless and tailless flying machines by the Germans during WW-II solved the problem.

"In our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity. Perhaps we need some outside, universal threat to make us realize this common bond. I occasionally think how quickly our differences would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world." - President Ronald Reagan, in a speech made to the 42nd General Assembly of the United Nations, Sept. 21, 1987

and finally, is this the way a new wotw-style psyop could go down...?
project bluebeam: a holographic rapture & the prophet hologram

outside the box #176

here is the latest episode of "outside the box," hosted by alex ansary.
it was originally broadcast by portland community media on october 30, 2008.

from alex ansary: Alex covers the real news taking place while most of the world focuses on the so-called elections in the U.S. This week, new revelations indicate how close Russia and China may be to created their New World currency.

'outside the box' on oracle broadcastingplus you can always get the latest episodes of "outside the box" on the oracle broadcasting network...

a hatful of halloween horrorstories

rand lobbies pentagon: start war to save US economy
rand lobbies pentagon: start war to save US economyfrom paul joseph watson & yihan dai: According to reports out of top Chinese mainstream news outlets, the RAND Corporation recently presented a shocking proposal to the Pentagon in which it lobbied for a war to be started with a major foreign power in an attempt to stimulate the American economy and prevent a recession. A fierce debate has now ensued in China about who that foreign power may be, with China itself as well as Russia and even Japan suspected to be the targets of aggression. The reports cite French media news sources as having uncovered the proposal, in which RAND suggested that the $700 billion dollars that has been earmarked to bailout Wall Street and failing banks instead be used to finance a new war which would in turn re-invigorate the flagging stock markets. The RAND Corporation is a notoriously powerful NGO with deep ties to the U.S. military-industrial complex as well as interlocking connections with the Ford, Rockefeller, and Carnegie foundations.

'constitution-free zone' within 100 miles from border
'constitution-free zone' within 100 miles from borderfrom raw story: The ACLU says a "Constitution-free zone" exists within 100 miles of the US border, where DHS claims the authority to stop, search and detain anyone for any reason. Nearly two-thirds of the US population lives within 100 miles of the border, according to the ACLU, and the border zone encompasses scores of major metropolitan areas and even entire states.

army can't retry watada for refusal to serve in iraq war
from honolulu advertiser: A federal judge ruled late yesterday that the Army cannot retry 1st Lt. Ehren Watada, the Kalani High graduate who was the first commissioned officer to publicly refuse deployment to the war in Iraq, on the main charges against him. Watada was charged with missing his Fort Lewis, Wash., Stryker brigade's deployment and with conduct unbecoming an officer after he refused to board a flight to the Middle East in June 2006. The 30-year-old soldier contended that the war is illegal and that he would be a party to war crimes if he served in Iraq. His first court-martial ended in a mistrial in February 2007. Watada's father, Bob, last night said, "It's obviously good news. It's very good news."

catholics seek support for probe of fort benning school
catholics seek support for probe of fort benning schoolfrom georgia bulletin: Ten years after a Catholic archbishop in Guatemala was beaten to death for his work on human rights, four Atlanta priests, two sisters, and seven local members of the Catholic peace group Pax Christi are calling on Congress to deepen its investigation of the controversial Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation which one of his killers attended. The activists believe the Department of Defense-funded military school based at Fort Benning in Columbus, formerly known as the School of the Americas, is linked to human right violators in Latin America who target the poor and clergy who speak up for them. They want Congress to enact a law that would suspend the military school until a commission reports on what tactics former students were taught that violated international law or United States law and hold accountable those who drafted and approved those teaching manuals.

ex-cia man died after hospital heart monitor was turned down
from daily mail: A former CIA man died after the volume of an alarm on his hospital heart monitor was turned down, an inquest has heard. American Alan Bel, 60, suffered a heart attack – but medics failed to notice because they were not alerted because they could not hear the alarm. Consultant cardiologist Dr Bernard Clarke told the inquest that ‘on the balance of probabilities’ staff could have saved the 60-year-old if the machine had been working.

video: comic jean-marie bigard: new 9/11 investigation needed

US professor will bring 'hidden history of 9/11' to uw
from the record: A U.S. professor who questions the official version of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, will speak next month at the University of Waterloo. Paul Zarembka, economics professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, is editor of The Hidden History of 9/11. He will speak about studies done at UW and the University of Toronto on terrorist attacks in New York City and discuss whether the U.S. government told the truth about the events. Zarembka will speak Nov. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Arts Lecture Hall 116. Admission is $2. For more information, visit Next spring, the UW 9/11 Research Group will hold another talk, which is to include an explosives expert.

naomi wolf: i have 9/11 questions, like any thoughtful citizen does
from truthnews: On October 7, 2008, Naomi Wolf was at Vroman’s bookstore in Pasadena, California to give a talk and sign her new book “Give Me Liberty.” Stewart Howe, of WeAreChangeLA, was on hand and asked Ms. Wolf to give a message to the truth and accountability movement. Ms. Wolf stated that although she has no theory about what happened on 9/11, no question should be off the table in a free society and saluted the movement’s desire to seek truth and accountability. “I live ten blocks from ground zero in Manhattan, and I know that I had questions as a citizen… I think every thoughtful citizen has noticed things that might raised questions,” Wolf commented.

twitter terrorist tool? japan drill, russia, expanding gwot

marines & army get ready to wield stun guns
marines & army get ready to wield stun gunsvfrom danger room: The Marine Corps has been buying Tasers for years. But the military has only used the stun guns sparingly in the field. Now, all that is set to change, thanks to new training guidelines for the electroshock weapons. What's Arabic for "Don't Tase me, bro"? “We would expect the use of [devices such as the Taser] to grow over time, now that we have this long-term policy in place,” Maj. David Nevers, a tells Marine Corps Times.

lockheed, post-election threataganda, russia + china

metro to randomly search riders' bags
from washington post: Metro officials yesterday announced plans to immediately begin random searches of backpacks, purses and other bags in a move they say will protect riders and also guard their privacy and minimize delays. The program is modeled after one begun three years ago in New York that has withstood legal challenges. However, experts said it is difficult to measure the effectiveness of such searches, beyond assuring the public that police are being vigilant. New York officials declined to say what they have found in their searches; none of the other transit systems conducting random searches have found any explosives, officials said. Metro officials said the program was not in response to a specific threat but prompted by increased security concerns before next week's election and the inauguration as well as by the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and later bombings of commuter trains in Madrid, London and elsewhere.

saic wins $226m contract for centcom support
from saic: Science Applications International Corporation today announced it has been awarded a task order to provide information technology (IT) support and services to the U.S. Central Command's Directorate of Command and Control, Communications and Computers (J6). The task order has a one-year base period of performance with four one-year options and a ceiling value of $226 million if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily at USCENTCOM headquarters in Tampa, Fla. The task order was competitively awarded under the GSA Millennia Governmentwide Acquisition Contract by the U.S. General Services Administration Federal Systems Integration and Management Center.

pennsylvania mulls audio school bus surveillance
from phoenixville news: Bus companies and school districts would be allowed to record audio on school buses under legislation that would modify the state's wiretapping and surveillance law and, supporters say, help deter unruly student behavior. Some buses already use silent video cameras, but questions have arisen about whether recording sound violates the law, which requires the consent of the person being recorded. State Rep. Don Walko, D-Allegheny, said his legislation would allow school boards to authorize audio taping while requiring notification of students and parents and placing signs on buses stating audio taping is taking place... In 2006, state police asked Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. to determine whether Laidlaw Transit Inc. had illegally audio taped students on buses in two districts. Zappala found Laidlaw had no intent to break the law, and said he wouldn't prosecute bus audio taping cases if they followed the requirements now part of Walko's legislation.

fbi paid informant $240k to spy on 'fort dix six'
from nypost: Being an informant for the FBI in the Fort Dix terror investigation has paid well, a witness explained to jurors yesterday. John Stermel, an investigator assigned to an FBI counterterrorism task force, spent yesterday morning on the stand detailing the role of informant Mahmoud Omar, who wore a wire for 16 months in the investigation of five men accused of planning to shoot soldiers at the Army base. Defense lawyers say it was Omar who tried to plot an attack - not their clients.

white house pushes for local schools to drug test students
from schenectady daily gazette: The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy is hoping to convince local school districts and educators to randomly drug test students. It's a movement that is sweeping the country and gaining support in many states, and advocates say it provides students a "credible reason to say no to drug use."

doe tests river for contaminants from nuke program
from mcclatchy: Workers are collecting samples along the Columbia River in Washington state to test for contaminants linked to past production of plutonium for the nation's nuclear weapons program. "After the sampling we'll know where and what the contaminants are and who or what might be exposed to them," said Jamie Zeisloft, who's leading the testing for the Department of Energy.

military investigates amnesia beams
from danger room: A team of scientists from the United States and China announced last week that, for the first time, they had found a means of selectively and safely erasing memories in mice, using the signaling molecule αCaMKII. It's a big step forward, and one that will be of considerable interest to the military, which has devoted efforts to memory manipulation as a means of treating post-traumatic stress disorder. But some military research has moved in another direction entirely. In the 1980s, researchers found that even low-level exposure to a beam of electrons caused rats to forget what had just happened to them (an effect known as retrograde amnesia — the other version, anteretrograde amnesia, is when you can't form new memories). The same effect was also achieved with X-rays. The time factor was not large — it only caused memory loss about the previous four seconds — but the effect was intriguing. One theory was that the amnesia was a result of the brilliant flash experienced when the electron beam struck the retina. And, indeed, it turned out that it is possible to produce amnesia in rodents using a flash of light.

minot b52s deployed to guam take part in exercise
from minot daily news: B-52 aircrews from Minot Air Force Base deployed to Guam recently finished a flying exercise this month over the Pacific Alaska Range Complex. The exercise tested their ability to defend against air threats. A 10-day joint exercise, Red Flag-Alaska 09-1, also included B-52s from Barksdale AFB in Louisiana, and F-16 Fighting Falcons from Kunsan Air Base in the Republic of Korea and Eielson AFB near Fairbanks, Alaska. KC-135s for air refueling from McConnell AFB, Kan., also participated, according to the 354th Fighter Wing Public Affairs at Eielson AFB.

pakistan to US: call off the killer drones
pakistan to US: call off the killer dronesfrom danger room: Since the start of August, U.S. drones have struck targets in Pakistan at least 19 times. The latest attack, one of the deadliest ever, killed 20. Now, Pakistani officials say they've had enough of the robot planes, and are demanding that America call off its killer drones "immediately." "The drone attacks have negative repercussions when the Pakistani government tries to get the support of the people in the tribal area,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammed Sadiq tells the New York Times. "They are not helping meet the objectives of the war on terror... Such attacks [a]re a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and should be stopped immediately," the ministry added, in a statement. The American military stepped up its unmanned aerial vehicle assaults on Pakistan, in part because of local government complaints over manned attacks on militant camps inside the country. Local media reports say that 301 civilians have been killed this year in American strikes, both conventional and robotic.

witness: police did not warn de menezes before opening fire
from guardian: Jean Charles de Menezes was not warned before he was shot dead by police, three witnesses told an inquest today. The claim contradicts the police account that the innocent Brazilian was warned before being shot. Ralph Livock and his girlfriend Rachel Wilson were sitting in a tube carriage opposite the 27-year-old Brazilian, the inquest heard. Nicholas Hilliard QC, counsel to the inquest, asked him if he heard the police shout a warning. "Absolutely not," Livock replied. "And I remember that specifically because one of the conversations that Rachel and I had afterwards was that we had no idea whether they were police, whether they were terrorists, whether they were somebody else. We just had no idea."

is the taliban stockpiling opium? and if so, why?
from time: If international drug- and law-enforcement officials are right, the Taliban might be hiding up to $3.2 billion worth of opium inside Afghanistan, potentially causing huge complications for NATO's decision this month to attack Afghanistan's opium laboratories and smuggling networks. If it exists, the drug stockpile would also have a major bearing on Afghan officials' tentative peace talks with the Taliban, which are favored by U.S. Central Command chief General David Petraeus and both U.S. presidential candidates.

lockerbie bomber applies for bail
from asd: The man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, has applied to be released on bail, pending his appeal. Arguments are due to be heard in the High Court in Edinburgh next Thursday. Earlier this month his lawyer announced that the Libyan was suffering from advanced prostate cancer. Megrahi is serving a minimum of 27 years in Greenock prison for the bombing, which killed 270 people. He has so far served seven years. The 56-year-old is appealing against his 2001 conviction and the length of his sentence.

ex-italian prez: provocateur riots then 'beat the shit out of protesters'
ex-italian prez: provocateur riots then 'beat the shit out of protesters'from paul joseph watson: Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga has offered a solution to the Italian government in dealing with widespread demonstrations by students and teachers over a cut in state funding of education - use agent provocateurs to start riots and then have the police "beat the shit out of the protesters". Cossiga, former Italian President, Prime Minister, Minister of the Interior, and one of the founders of the Operation GLADIO covert intelligence unit, encouraged Silvio Berlusconi and current Minister of the Interior Robert Maroni to "do what I did when I was Minister of the Interior," namely infiltrate what so far have been relatively peaceful demonstrations, radicalize them, start riots, then engender public support for a heavy-handed police response.

microsoft patents web moderator robots
from cryptogon: This is a real time Ministry of Truth tool that can change content as it’s moving over the web. Filters are great, as long as individuals are in control of them. For example, I don’t want to ever see any stories that contain the words McCain, Obama, Biden or Palin on Reddit. These stories waste my time. I use filtering software that prevents that useless stuff from even appearing on my screen. The danger is that these types of tools could be implemented at the service provider level. Oh no no no. Not good. The Aussies are getting a taste of this now. This Microsoft tool, rather than blocking material outright, sanitizes it midstream.

australia to enforce mandatory chinese-style internet censorship
from paul joseph watson: The Australian government is set to impose Chinese-style Internet censorship by enforcing a universal national filter that will block websites deemedcontroversial,” as part of a wider agenda to regulate the Internet according to free speech advocates. A provision whereby Internet users could opt out of the filter by contacting their ISP has been stripped from the legislation, meaning the filter will be universal and mandatory. The System Administrators Guild of Australia and Electronic Frontiers Australia have attacked the proposal, saying it will restrict web access, raise prices and slow internet traffic speeds.

fbi: anthrax hoaxes from california man still in mail
fbi: anthrax hoaxes from california man still in mailfrom ap: A California man suspected of mailing more than 120 hoax anthrax letters to media outlets was interviewed previously by the FBI after one similar mailing in 2007, but he was not charged. Marc M. Keyser, 66, was interviewed by the FBI in January 2007 for allegedly sending a package containing a small aerosol can labeled "Anthrax," along with a compact disc, to the Sacramento News and Review newspaper, according a criminal complaint filed Thursday in federal court.

new bio lab on texas island worries environmentalists & locals
from nytimes: Much of the University of Texas medical school on this island suffered flood damage during Hurricane Ike, except for one gleaming new building, a national biological defense laboratory that will soon house some of the most deadly diseases in the world. How a laboratory where scientists plan to study viruses like Ebola and Marburg ended up on a barrier island where hurricanes regularly wreak havoc puzzles some environmentalists and community leaders. “It’s crazy, in my mind,” said Jim Blackburn, an environmental lawyer in Houston. “I just find an amazing willingness among the people on the Texas coast to accept risks that a lot of people in the country would not accept.” Officials at the laboratory and at the National Institutes of Health, which along with the university is helping to pay for the $174 million building, say it can withstand any storm the Atlantic hurls at it.

gophers dig way to flu shot record
gophers dig way to flu shot recordfrom ap: The University of Minnesota thinks it has jabbed its way into the record books. More than 60 trained personnel dispensed 11,538 flu shots during a nine-hour period Tuesday at four locations around the campus in Minneapolis and St. Paul. They hope that puts them in the Guinness World Records book for the most flu shots given in a single day. The old record was 3,271, set in November of 2006 in Sanford, Fla. The official number will be released on Wednesday. University students, faculty, staff and their dependents were eligible to receive the free vaccination Tuesday. Ed Ehlinger, director and chief public health officer at the university's Boynton Health Service, declared the event a wonderful success.

they made a killing: covert ops in the stock market

gm stops 401(k) payments
from buffalo business: In yet another sign of its financial trouble, General Motors Corp. will halt matching payments to all employees’ 401(k) savings plans. The temporary suspension, which would affect all 1,340 employees at GM’s engine plant in the Town of Tonawanda and the automaker’s entire U.S. workforce, would take effect Nov. 1. The action, which a spokeswoman said is aimed at conserving cash, comes in the face of continued declining auto sales.

massachusettes state senator, dianne wilkerson, accepted bribes & got caught on video stuffing cash into her bra
from abc: An embattled Massachusetts state senator appeared in a federal courtroom today charged with taking $23,500 in bribes, including cash that she stuffed into her bra during a meeting at a tony Boston restaurant that was secretly videotaped by an undercover FBI agent, federal prosecutors said.

selection '08: victory, investigation, scare tactics & a 2nd coup

mccain guarantees victory
mccain guarantees victoryfrom politico: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he can “guarantee” a win on Nov. 4 in a squeaker victory that won’t be clear until late that night. McCain spoke amid signs of a tightening race, and reports of renewed determination among his staff, which is badly outgunned in both money and manpower. “I guarantee you that two weeks from now, you will see this has been a very close race, and I believe that I'm going to win it,” McCain told interim "Meet" moderator Tom Brokaw. “We're going to do well in this campaign, my friend. We're going to win it, and it's going to be tight, and we're going to be up late.” McCain was down just 5 points in the Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll released Sunday, with Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) leading by 49 percent to 44 percent among likely voters in the daily tracking poll, which has a margin of error of 2.9 points. Reuters reported that Obama's lead has dropped over the last three days after hitting a high of 12 points on Thursday. Pollster John Zogby said: "Things are trending back for McCain. His numbers are rising and Obama's are dropping on a daily basis. There seems to be a direct correlation between this and McCain talking about the economy."

palin supports new 9/11 investigation?

palin supports new 9/11 investigation?from paul joseph watson: John McCain’s presidential running mate Sarah Palin, much to the bewilderment of the 9/11 truth community, seemingly expressed support for a new investigation into the terrorist attacks during a rally in Ohio last week. Asked by We Are Change Ohio, “Do you support the family members and first responders who are calling for a new 9/11 investigation?,” Palin responded, “I do... I do because I think that helps us get to the point of never again, and if anything that we could do could still complete that reminder out there,” the Alaska Governor added. Palin was aware of the context because she then asked the cameraman if he had been affected by 9/11. Of course, one would have to be incredibly naive to think that Palin, at best a befuddled Republican poster child and at worst another establishment Neo-Con, would follow through on her support and back a new 9/11 investigation should John McCain snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and take the White House.

scare tactics mark final election days
from washington times: In these last desperate days of the 2008 presidential campaign, we must suffer visions of "divas," plumbers, skinheads and Karl Marx dancing before our disbelieving eyes. Karl Marx? Has it come to that arcane scare tactic? We've been promised that this election would be different: It would be about character, experience, qualifications and maybe even issues, such as our tanking economy. But in this final week, the telebabble is going to be about stupid stuff, speculative stuff and scary stuff.

war or peace? the world after the 2008 US presidential election
from richard c. cook: World war or world peace is the blunt choice that will face either Barack Obama or John McCain when one of them is elected president of the United States on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. For a major eruption of violence to be averted, the new president must deal positively with the reappearance of Russia on the world stage, the emergence of China as an economic force, and the aspirations of all the nations on earth for a decent and secure way of life. Making matters much more dangerous are the ongoing financial crisis, along with what appears to be the start of a worldwide economic recession of as yet undetermined depth and duration. It is Europe, not the U.S., from which proposals are emerging for a transformative approach to the most compelling issues. But will it be enough? ... Those with eyes to see knew the present crisis was coming long ago. That vision now has spread to more people. What is increasingly clear is that positive change, as opposed to the change that is just a drift to disaster, will only happen when people who love freedom demand it, work for it, and sacrifice for it. Will the next president of the United States facilitate such change or stand in its way?

wv gives es&s an award while their machines malfunction
wv gives es&s an award while their machines malfunctionfrom threat level: A day after West Virginia secretary of state Betty Ireland held a press conference to address vote-switching problems with touchscreen voting machines made by Election Systems & Software, she presented an award of merit to an ES&S vice president, who had abruptly and mysteriously left the company in May after 11 years of service, according to the Charleston Gazette. Gary Greenhalgh, as ES&S's vice president of sales, helped the company win a $17-million contract to supply machines to West Virginia in 2005 and was the company's point person for dealing with election officials until he left ES&S. Last week, Ireland gave him a Medallion Award from the National Association of Secretaries of State at a special ceremony. The award came the same week that voters in several West Virginia counties reported that ES&S's iVotronic touchscreen machines were flipping their votes from Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama to Republican rival John McCain. Ireland addressed the problem by directing the 34 West Virginia counties that use the touchscreen machines to re-calibrate them each morning during early voting and on election day.

video: recalibrated machine in wv appears to record vote inaccurately

groups warn election officials about diebold voting machine 'flaw'
groups warn election officials about diebold voting machine 'flaw'from threat level: Several election watch dog groups have sent an advisory to election officials warning them about a problem with Premier Election Solutions' vote tabulating software that could cause the system to lose votes. Premier (formerly called Diebold Election Systems) disclosed the problem in August after officials in Butler County, Ohio, discovered that 150 votes were dropped from a memory card during the state's March primary. Ten other Ohio counties discovered their system had dropped votes as well when vote totals on the memory card were uploaded to a county server. The problem occurred when officials tried to upload multiple memory cards at once. All of the votes were recovered, but Ohio officials had to expend considerable time and energy to retrieve them and make sure all were accounted for.

up to 30,000 voters illegally purged in colorado
from raw replay: CBS 4 in Denver reported that election watchdog groups have accused the Republican Secretary of State of illegally purging up to 30,000 voters from voter rolls. The Denver Post reported that 20,000 voters may have been illegally purged.

I see dead
from 620kpoj: A Portland think tank says Oregon voter rolls include 6,000 dead people. Secretary of State Bill Bradbury says most are just inactive voters. The Cascade Policy Institute reported last week that state voter rolls include the names of 6,000 dead people. Secretary of State Bill Bradbury says not to worry, dead people can't sign a ballot and forging a ballot is a Class "C" Felony. Bradbury says election officials investigated the charges and found of the 6,000 names over 4900 were inactive registrants. A voter may be deemed inactive if they have moved and not updated their info or have not voted in 5 years. Inactive voters do not recieve a ballot by mail. Bradbury says of the remaining 1100 active voters a random sampling revealed about half of those were alive and kicking.

attorney: voter fraud as likely as alien abduction
from raw replay: CNN’s Susan Roesgen reported that the Wisconsin Attorney General is fighting to have voters registrations purged from the rolls if their registration information does not match with other government databases. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen’s case was dismissed last week but he plans to file an appeal.

5 top national security research challenges for the next president
from threat level: (Drew Conway is a doctoral candidate at New York University, studying international conflict and terrorism. He blogs at Zero Intelligence Agents. This is his first post for Danger Room) While everybody else is focused on next week's presidential election, I took some time today to consider what scientific research might have the most impact on national security over the next four years -- no matter who is in the White House... 1-Quantum Cryptography, 2-Applications for Genetic Algorithms in Battlefield Operations, 3-Multi-layered Network Dynamics, 4-Defining the Defense Department's and Intelligence Community's Presence in Cyberspace & 5-Hardening of Biometric Data Collection and Analysis

the 10 worst presidents to have held office

this is the 2nd coup: a blistering interview with james cromwell
this is the 2nd coup: a blistering interview with james cromwellfrom suicidegirls: "Put Cheney in jail. That would be more appropriate. I do believe that if that woman wins in Vermont, the attorney general, she will. Bugliosi's book is the blueprint for how. I believe that what happened on September 11th was a crime against the American people and should have been pursued by law enforcement in a rational way. Then we would have Osama bin Laden -- if in fact Osama bin Laden is responsible -- behind bars. It was used as an excuse for a coup -- the second in my lifetime, the first one being at the death of JFK. This is the second coup, the destruction of American democracy. We need the men who have perpetrated this coup behind bars where they belong, as a lesson to other despots, that they cannot behave this way!"

bush’s famous family tree

this is what it looks like when a candidate tells the truth
from winter patriot: If you live in California's 14th Congressional district, you have an opportunity that is - tragically - unavailable to most other Americans. You can vote for a Congressional candidate who has the courage -- and the knowledge -- to say the things that Democrats would say if they really represented Change, or Hope, or even Audacity:

selection '08: obama fraud, fascism, plots & threats

skinhead plot to kill obama uncovered, feds say

skinhead plot to kill obama uncovered, feds sayfrom ap: Two white supremacists allegedly plotted to go on a national killing spree, shooting and decapitating black people and ultimately targeting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, federal authorities said Monday. In all, the two men whom officials described as neo-Nazi skinheads planned to kill 88 people — 14 by beheading, according to documents unsealed in U.S. District Court in Jackson, Tenn. The numbers 88 and 14 are symbolic in the white supremacist community.

flashback: rove appointee called off fbi investigation into august obama murder plot

obama prospects fueling white supremacists hate
from raw replay: ABC’s Bob Ross talked to Steven Edwards of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, who is considered the leader of the Supreme White Alliance. Edwards said that the Supreme White Alliance is a social club that doesn’t hate. Brian Ross found that Edwards and his group have different views in private. This video is from ABC’s Nightline, broadcast October 29, 2008.

biden again mentioning 'new world order'
from canada free press: Biden: "This is the most important election in the public’s life. They are looking at these races very closely. I think this is going to be much closer than everyone thinks it is. Second, with regard to the Democratic Party, this is a new Democratic Party not the party of the 70s and 80s. This is a party that has adjusted to the realities of a new world order... I think there is going to be a collaborative effort to make the 21st century an American century.”

obama's secret weapons: internet, databases & psychology
obama's secret weapons: internet, databases & psychologyfrom threat level: The Obama campaign has been building, tweaking and tinkering with its technology and organizational infrastructure since it kicked off in February 2007, and today has most sophisticated organizing apparatus of any presidential campaign in history. Previous political campaigns have tapped the internet in innovative ways — Howard Dean's 2004 presidential run, and Ron Paul's bid for this year's Republican nomination, to name two. But Obama is the first to successfully integrate technology with a revamped model of political organization that stresses volunteer participation and feedback on a massive scale, erecting a vast, intricate machine set to fuel an unprecedented get-out-the-vote drive in the final days before Tuesday's election.

obama 'infomercial' focused on the economy
obama 'infomercial' focused on the economyfrom mcclatchy: Barack Obama will focus on the economy and how his tax plans would help the middle class in a half-hour political infomercial Wednesday night. The program, scheduled to run on television networks on the 79th anniversary of the stock-market crash of 1929, "will share the specifics of Obama's plans to turn the economy around and get the country back on track," campaign spokesman Bill Burton said Tuesday. "We want to make sure every voter heading into the voting booth knows exactly what Barack Obama would do to bring about fundamental change as president," he said.

video: obama 'redistribution of wealth' audio uncovered
from youtube: Obama Bombshell Audio Uncovered. He wants to Radically Reinterpret the Constitution to Redistribute Wealth!! In a 2001 Chicago Public Radio Interview Obama is discussing the best way to bring about a Redistribution of Wealth!!! This Video Exposes the radical underneath the rhetoric!!!

obama: 'marxist' front man for the banksters
from kurt nimmo: Is Barack Obama a Marxist, will he redistribute the wealth to the middle class? This is the question a WFTV anchor posed to Joe Biden. It was of course an absurd question, considering Obama is the bankster candidate of choice. Banksters do not “redistribute” the wealth downward, they direct it upward into their own coffers. In fact, the word is not even accurate. It is not “redistribution,” it is theft. The banksters are grand theft larcenists on a monumental scale. Karl Marx’s ideology was a historical ruse, a stratagem for the ruling elite. Marx was related to the Rothschild family. Nathan Mayer Rothschild married Hannah Barent-Cohen, daughter of Levi Barent-Cohen and wife Lydia Diamantschleifer and paternal granddaughter of Barent Cohen and wife, whose other son Salomon David Barent-Cohen married Sara Brandes, the great-grandparents of Karl Marx. “Nathan Rothschild had given Marx two checks for several thousand pounds to finance the cause of Socialism. The checks were put on display in the British Museum, after Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild, a trustee, had willed his museum and library to them,” argues David Rivera in Final Warning: A History of the New World Order. But even if Rothschild had nothing to do with his relative Karl Marx, the political philosophy of Marxism was custom-built for the banksters... No wealth will be spread to the beleaguered middle class, as advertised. No tax cuts will be forthcoming. After Obama is anointed, the engineered economic crisis will intensify and Obama the sock puppet for the banksters and Wall Street will demand wholesale sacrifice on the part of the plebs. His CFR connected wife said as much earlier in the year. Obama, the foundation financed wunderkind shepherded by the advocate of globalist primacy, Zbigniew Brzezinski, indeed has nothing but contempt for the American people and that is why he was groomed to lead, or rather take orders.

rep. steve king: obama will make US a ‘totalitarian dictatorship’
from thinkprogress: On Saturday, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) gave little-noticed remarks at Sioux City’s West High School during an appearance by Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK). King went beyond the traditional right-wing talking points - which brand Obama a “Marxist” who adheres to “socialism” - and said that he would turn the United States into a “totalitarian dictatorship.” From a report by the Iowa Independent: "King, known for provocative, partisan remarks, suggested Obama actually could be classified as even more extreme than a socialist. King also said his party is the only one with a legitimate claim on representing freedom as Americans know it. When you take a lurch to the left you end up in a totalitarian dictatorship,” King said. “There is no freedom to the left. It’s always to our side of the aisle.”

fed judge throws out berg's suit against obama
from philadelphia daily news: A federal judge in Philadelphia [on Oct24] threw out a complaint by a Montgomery County lawyer who claimed that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was not qualified to be president and that his name should be removed from the Nov. 4 ballot. Philip J. Berg alleged in a complaint filed in federal district court on Aug. 21 against Obama, the Democratic National Committee and the Federal Election Commission, that Obama was born in Mombasa, Kenya. Berg claimed that the Democratic presidential standard bearer is not even an American citizen but a citizen of Indonesia and therefore ineligible to be president.

update: mr. berg goes to washington
from Philip J. Berg Will Be Arriving U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, DC at 3:15 p.m. today to file for an Injunction to Stay Presidential Election Pending Writ of Certiorari regarding Obama who is "NOT" qualified to be President of the United States.: Press Release 10 30 2008 Berg Filing Injunction to Stay Presidential Election.pdf

obama build's his white house team
(all by himself, i bet)

from nytimes: With the economy in tatters at home and two wars still raging abroad, Senator Barack Obama’s team is preparing for a fast start, should he win the election, to what could be the most challenging and volatile transition between presidents in 75 years. Mr. Obama’s advisers are sifting résumés, compiling policy options and discussing where to hold his first news conference as president-elect. Democrats say Mr. Obama hopes to name key members of his White House, economic and security teams soon after the election. His transition chief has even drafted a sample Inaugural Address. Presidential nominees typically start preparing for transitions before the election, but Mr. Obama’s plans appear more extensive than in the past and more advanced than those of Senator John McCain, his Republican opponent. Mr. McCain has also assigned confidants to prepare for a transition but instructed them to limit their activities as he tries to rescue his foundering campaign, Republicans said.

obama fascism?
from daily dose of terror: This past Friday I was at the University of Vermont for an anti-war rally where I held a giant sign reading ARREST OBAMA. The visceral vitriol among the students was omnipresent. That I had criticized Obama, the Messiah, FROM THE LEFT, was an unpardonable offense. I had info with Obama's pro-war voting record and outlining that he supports George Bush on the Global War on Terror, but that did not matter. He was a candidate for "change" - the TV commercials said so. No discussion that's final. What I came away with that afternoon was a palpable fear of a blind unthinking mass of Obama supporters. How is this any different than the Bush flagwavers? As Webster Tarpley has argued, historically Fascism did not emerge from a top down hierarchy, it arose from "the Left". I tried to argue with the students that elections were staged and Obama was a robot assembled in Brzezinski's laboratory to read P.R. scripts. The students could not fathom that the alleged opposition was a wing of the same bird. This is not some academic exercise. My friend was arrested here in my city after asking questions during a heated exchange to an Obama political table and faces jail time. Could an Obama presidency deliver Fascism here in the United States? When the market collapses and people have no jobs and are hungry, will the mobs be ready to organize? I am just raising questions to be asked during some very strange and scary times. Stay tuned...

military prepares for threats during presidential transition
military prepares for threats during presidential transitionfrom washington post: The U.S. military, bracing for the first wartime presidential transition in 40 years, is preparing for potential crises during the vulnerable handover period, including possible attacks by al-Qaeda and destabilizing developments in Iraq or Afghanistan, according to senior military officials. "I think the enemy could well take advantage" of the transfer of power in Washington, said the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Michael Mullen, who launched preparations for the transition months ago, and who will brief the president-elect, the defense secretary nominee and other incoming officials on crisis management and how to run the military. Officials are working "to make sure we are postured the right way around the world militarily, that our intelligence is focused on this issue, and in day-to-day operations the military is making sure it does not happen," Mullen said in an interview. "If it does happen, we need to be in a position to respond before and after the inauguration."
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