29 dec. 2008

Obama continues global warming hoax to support global carbon tax

Mr Obama begins by saying that "the science is beyond dispute and the facts are clear". "Sea levels," he claims, "are rising, coastlines are shrinking, we've seen record drought, spreading famine and storms that are growing stronger with each passing hurricane season."

Far from the science being "beyond dispute", we can only deduce from this that Mr Obama has believed all he was told by Al Gore's wondrously batty film An Inconvenient Truth without bothering to check the facts. Each of these four statements is so wildly at odds with the truth that on this score alone we should be seriously worried.

...For a start he plans to introduce a "federal cap and trade system", a massive "carbon tax"...


12 dec. 2008

Terror anno 2008/2009: Strategy of Tension in action

The recent terror attacks in Mubai are most likely a continuation of the so-called strategy of tension (AKA using terror as a pretext for war and creation of the "national security state")

Evidence pointing towards Mubai attack being supported by Western supported intelligence:
Hemant Karkare - False Flag Investigator Killed in Mumbai Attack http://911blogger.com/node/18715
frm head of ISI Gen. Hamid Gul on CNN 12 7 08 | Mumbai + 911 = Inside Job http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juhAreG1p1c
CIA Foreknowledge of the Mumbai Attacks http://911blogger.com/node/18691

By coincidence this fits in perfectly with Obama's future expansion of the "War on Terror" (eg. Pakistan)

This strategy was used during and after the cold war in Greece, Italy, France, Belgium, Turkey, Spain, Swizerland (typically referrred to as Operation GLADIO, see also my previous article http://chellow.blogspot.com/2007/12/cossiga-van-gladio-tot-911.html) . Also evidence points out that this strategy was used in the Oklahoma City Bombing 1995 and of course 11 sept 2001.

Het spiegelpaleis van de gladiatoren by Georges Timmerman (14 May 2005 De Morgen)

Al Qaida has got Nothing on this Terror and Mayhem. Review of NATO's Secret Armies by Phil Chamberlain (Tribune Books 9 Sep 2005)

For more info on Gladio cfr. Book NATO's Secret Armies by Daniele Ganser
or James Bamford - Body of Secrets.

Recommended reading: Security Blanket: Western Democracy and the Strategy of Tension by Chris Floyd http://baltimorechronicle.com/2008/112408Floyd.shtml

9 dec. 2008

EU Protests across Europe - total media blackout!

In Spain, 11 protesters were arrested and several police officers injured when clashes took place in Madrid and Barcelona.
In Copenhagen, 32 people were arrested when their protest in support of the Greek protests turned violent.
In neighbouring Turkey, about a dozen left-wing protesters daubed red paint over the front of the Greek consulate in Istanbul. Around 150 people belonging to a Danish underground movement took to the streets, throwing bottles and paint bombs at buildings, police cars and officers. In Moscow and Rome, protesters threw petrol bombs at Greece’s embassies.

Lisbon opponents stage protest at Swedish Embassy

Protests outside Czech court against Lisbon treaty http://www.ceskenoviny.cz/news/index_view.php?id=346150

Ieren vinden nieuw referendum ondemocratisch http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/960/Buitenland/article/detail/542156/2008/12/10/Ieren-vinden-nieuw-referendum-ondemocratisch.dhtml

There was another anti-EU protest this week in Brussels concering the new forced Lisbon treaty vote but I cant find a newslink on it because Belgian mainstream media is totally worthless.

30 nov. 2008

Ron Paul warns of secret plans to create international central bank

Texas Congressman Ron Paul has warned that international forces are planning the creation of a global central bank that will see a new fiat monetary system come to dominate the world economy.
The 2008 presidential candidate also warned that Barack Obama’s administration will only represent a change in faces and not in policies.
Speaking about the recent G20 meeting Paul toldRussia Today [1] :

“I think something will come of it but you probably didn’t hear about it yet. There was some pomp and ceremony that the public knew about, but behind the scenes they were talking about the future and what they are going to do to try to internationalize all regulations, going in the opposite direction of free market and more towards international regulations. I’m sure they even talked about an international central bank.”

source: http://www.deepjournal.com/p/7/a/en/1793.html
[1] VIDEO interview http://www.russiatoday.com/guests/video/1833

The world has never seen such freezing heat

A surreal scientific blunder last week raised a huge question mark about the temperature records that underpin the worldwide alarm over global warming. On Monday, Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by Al Gore's chief scientific ally, Dr James Hansen, and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that last month was the hottest October on record.
The reason for the freak figures was that scores of temperature records from Russia and elsewhere were not based on October readings at all. Figures from the previous month had simply been carried over and repeated two months running.

29 nov. 2008

23 nov. 2008

This Is Change? 20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama's White House

Obama has a momentous opportunity to do what he repeatedly promised over the course of his campaign: bring actual change. But the more we learn about who Obama is considering for top positions in his administration, the more his inner circle resembles a staff reunion of President Bill Clinton's White House.

16 nov. 2008

Obama's National Civilian Stasi/Youth Brigades/Marxist "Young Pioneers"/Obama Jugend

The new brownshirts/hitler jugend-style/Obama creepy military cult in action:

Obama Youth Brigade March in Formation

If we're going to create some kind of national police force as big, powerful and well-funded as our combined U.S. military forces, isn't this rather a big deal? I thought Democrats generally believed the U.S. spent too much on the military. How is it possible their candidate is seeking to create some kind of massive but secret national police force that will be even bigger than the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force put together?
Is Obama serious about creating some kind of domestic security force bigger and more expensive than that? If not, why did he say it? What did he mean? http://wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=80829

WND reported last weekend when the official website for Obama, Change.gov, announced he would "require" all middle school through college students to participate in community service programs. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=77052

Obama “We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded,” Obama told a Colorado Springs audience earlier this month. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt2yGzHfy7s

Obama's influence for this and other ideas:
Rahm Emanuel (Obama's appointed White House Chief of Staff):
Frank Marshall Davis
Zbigniew Brzezinski
  • more on this globalist later
What does this all mean?
  • implementation of more national socialist policies
  • implementation global carbon tax policies, environmental spy brigades [5]
  • more military spending
  • more wars: in the form of proxy-wars, covert-wars (with Pakistan, Iran, Syria and possibly Russia & China...) (ie continuation and expansion of the fake war on terror)[1] [2][3]
  • more internet censorship and less freespeech [6]
  • end of national sovereignty for America and creation of a North American Union [4]
  • more power to the IMF (more bailouts for international bankers
[1]Anti-War Obama Pushes Pakistan Invasion http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=3434573
[2] Obama advisers discuss preparations for war on Iran http://www.wsws.org/articles/2008/nov2008/iran-n06.shtml
[3]How World War III Began - Act 1 of 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyW4zrgSJ50 How World War III Began - Act 2 of 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4brLUejfQg
[4] Building a North American Community http://www.cfr.org/content/publications/attachments/NorthAmerica_TF_final.pdf
[5] 'Environmental volunteers' will be encouraged to spy on their neighbours http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2648384/Environmental-volunteers-will-be-encouraged-to-spy-on-their-neighbours.html
[6] FBI wants widespread monitoring of 'illegal' Internet activity http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9926899-7.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

10 nov. 2008

Using Nukes to Stop Nukes (CSIS/NATO publication)

Towards a Grand Strategy for an Uncertain World:

Simultaneously observing proportionality and damage limita-
tion will become extremely difficult in cases where the use of
nuclear weapons must be considered. The first use of nuclear
weapons must remain in the quiver of escalation as the ulti-
mate instrument to prevent the use of weapons of mass de-
struction, in order to avoid truly existential dangers.
This is another classic example of doublespeak.

4 nov. 2008

Electronic ID are unsafe: ePassport emulator (+ video)

Here is another example to show your government doesn't give shit about you(r privacy).

This emulator applet allows you to create a backup of your own passport chip(s).

This enables an attacker to create a Passport with an
altered Picture, Name, DoB, Nationality and other credentials.

The manipulated information is displayed without any alarms going off.
The exploitation of this loophole is trivial and can be verified using

Regardless how good the intention of the government might have been, the
facts are that tested implementations of the ePassports Inspection System
are not secure.

related stories (aug 2008):
‘Fakeproof’ e-passport is cloned in minutes - Times Online http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article4467106.ece
Device 'steals chip-and-pin data' http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7557956.stm
As for me, i'm staying away from any form of electronic ID system.

1 nov. 2008

Times: Leaked EU Minutes - Ireland Will Vote Again On Lisbon AND EU Membership

PLANS to isolate Ireland and force the country to hold a second referendum on the Lisbon treaty by next March were discussed at a European Union meeting 10 days ago.

Minutes of the event, and of a separate dinner with the French minister for European affairs, record how key French politicians and other MEPs said that Ireland should be put in an “untenable position” by pressing Poland and the Czech Republic to ratify the treaty by December.

The minutes were made available by a high-level source who attended both events. They tally with publicly available EU minutes but include direct quotes rather than the diplomatic language of the official record.

The meeting and dinner heard how Ireland’s “intellectual mediocrity and lack of political courage” led to the rejection of the Lisbon treaty and included discussions of how to “cuddle and pamper” the Irish voter ahead of a new vote while at the same time “making pressures on them”.


30 okt. 2008

Examples of Legalising corruption in US & EU sourcedocs


EU Protocols on Privileges and Immunities of the EU
Article 1
The premises and buildings of the Union shall be inviolable. They shall be exempt from search, requisition, confiscation or expropriation. The property and assets of the Union shall not be the subject of any administrative or legal measure of constraint without the authorisation of the Court of Justice.
Article 2
The archives of the Union shall be inviolable.
A critical - and radical - component of the bailout package proposed by the Bush administration has thus far failed to garner the serious attention of anyone in the press. Section 8:
Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency.

26 okt. 2008

US states treat political activists as terrorists to stifle protest

Farther to the north, another state is experimenting with a far more audacious assault on democracy. In 2002, Minnesota liberalised the legal definition of terrorism, according to the Associated Press, to include actions "intended to interfere with the conduct of government or the right of lawful assembly." Essentially, it's Minnesota's version of the US Patriot Act.

There's an old saying that circulates in more politically radical circles: "Protest is patriotism." In this post-September 11 world of paranoia and political expediency, however, protest, an essence of democracy, has morphed into something perfectly Orwellian: terrorism.

Two recent events demonstrate how easy it is for the government to dilute words and their meanings to close off opposition and dissent. Last week, the Maryland state police disclosed that 53 nonviolent anti-war and anti-death penalty activists were tracked for 14 months in 2005 and 2006 under the state's terrorism surveillance programme, and that their names had been added to the state's and the National Security Agency's database.

Md. Police Put Activists' Names On Terror Lists (October 8, 2008 washingtonpost)
The Maryland State Police classified 53 nonviolent activists as terrorists and entered their names and personal information into state and federal databases that track terrorism suspects, the state police chief acknowledged yesterday.
Police Superintendent Terrence B. Sheridan revealed at a legislative hearing that the surveillance operation, which targeted opponents of the death penalty and the Iraq war, was far more extensive than was known when its existence was disclosed in July.

25 okt. 2008

Iraq Vet Crushed by Police Horse at Presidential Debate

Iraq Vet Crushed by Police Horse at Presidential Debate

Iraq War Veterans Arrested And Beaten (Part 1)

24 okt. 2008

Australian PM Kevin Rudd - “Nuke strike would make 9/11 insignificant” and other weird warnings

Over the last 72 hours there has been a strange melange of cryptic messages leaked from world political leaders about what could be in store for America over the next few months. [fearmongering?]

These predictions of impending doom come from England, France, Australia and the United States. In each case there has been a press releases or news expose’ predicting huge and building threats emerging from faceless enemies in shadowy places.

Biden told the top Democratic donors
that a “generated crisis” will develop within six months and Barak Obama will need the help of community leaders to control the population as unpopular decisions are made and Americans resist.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown
on national security says, “There is another great plot building up...

Colin Powell and Madeline Albright confirm Biden’s warnings

Agence France-Presse published a press release about the Sydney meeting of the international Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament presided over by Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd who said that the world is facing a threat that will dwarf the September 11 attacks.

“The devastation that could be wreaked by one major nuclear weapons incident alone puts 9/11 and almost everything else [in] to the category of the insignificant,” Rudd said.

What are they preparing us for?

Prior to 9/11 William Kristol’s Project for a New American Century called for a catalyzing event - like a new Pearl Harbor” to bring about a “transformational” change in U.S. foreign policy and military spending.

Many believe a false flag strike on a major western city involving a nuclear device would be the Holy Grail to those who are working so hard to manifest “transformational” change on the world stage bringing with it the complete political, economic and military transformation toward fascist world government.

exerpted rom http://www.dailynewscaster.com/2008/10/21/australian-pm-kevin-rudd-nuke-strike-would-make-911-insignificant/

22 okt. 2008

Colin Powell the next president will be "tested" on event Jan 21 2009?!

More Colin Powell on Meet the Press 10/19/2008

Joe Biden (Obama's VP) predicts A GENERATED CRISIS first 6 months of Obama presidency!?

19 okt. 2008

Record growth in UK DNA database

Britain's DNA database is being built by stealth, critics warned, as the Government admitted record numbers of profiles were added last year.
Many of the 722,464 new samples were taken by police from people who have never been convicted of – or even charged with – a criminal offence.
The total number of DNA profiles held is estimated to be about 4.8 million. Some 350,000 of those taken last year were from children aged 14 and under.
Chris Huhne, the Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman, said: "The Government is rapidly building the world's biggest DNA database, by stealth. Guilt or innocence and the negative effect the database has on children and ethnic minorities are of no concern to ministers."

15 okt. 2008

Respect the Irish Vote: Aftershock in European Parliament


In order of appearance:
- Hans-Gert Pöttering MEP, EPP-ED, President of the European Parliament (16.06.2008)
- José Manuel Barroso, EU Commission President (13.06.2008; 18.06.2008; 10.07.2007)
- Nigel Farage MEP, Co-President, Independence/Democracy Group (IND/DEM) (17-18.06.2008)
- Martin Schulz MEP, President, PES Group (18.06.2008)
- Margot Wallström, Commission Vice-President (18.06.2008)
- Daniel Hannan MEP, non-attached (formerly EPP-ED) (18.06.2008)
- Hanne Dahl MEP, IND/DEM Group (18.06.2008)
- Kathy Sinnott MEP, Co-President, IND/DEM Group (18.06.2008)
- Philip Bushill-Matthews MEP, EPP-ED (18.06.2008)
- Poul Nyrup Rasmussen MEP, President of the Party of European Socialists (PES)(18.06.2008)
- Tobias Pflüger MEP, European Left - GUE/NGL (18.06.2008)

NOTE - The MEPs wearing the "Respect the Irish Vote" shirts are from various countries and from different groups.

14 okt. 2008

9 okt. 2008

Cell Phones Worse Than Smoking

Cancer Institute Warns of Cell Phone Risks (July 2008):

Tumor immunologist Dr. Ronald B. Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
The Case for Precaution in Cell Phone Use - Dr. Ronald B. Herberman
Study: Cell Phones Worse Than Smoking (march 2008)
Dr. Vini Khurana, a top British neurosurgeon and medical researcher, is trying ardently to grab people's attention about what he sees as a grave risk to health. His latest research, currently under peer-review prior to journal publication, emphasizes a strong link between cell phones and tumors.
Mobile Phone-Brain Tumour Public Health Advisory (Home Page): http://www.brain-surgery.us/mobilephone.html
Only ten minutes on a mobile could trigger cancer, scientists believe (dailymail.co.uk,30th August 2007)
Prenatal cell phone exposure tied to behavior (reuters.com Jul 29, 2008,SOURCE: Epidemiology, July 2008)
Children whose mothers used cell phones frequently during pregnancy and who are themselves cell phone users are more likely to have behavior problems, new research shows.
Kheifets and her team looked at a group of 13,159 children ....
...research has shown that children using cell phones are exposed to more radiofrequency energy than adults, because their ears and brains are smaller.
...children with both prenatal and postnatal cell phone exposure were 80 percent more likely to have abnormal or borderline scores on tests evaluating emotional problems, conduct problems, hyperactivity, or problems with peers.
The Latest Study on the Risk of Brain Cancer From Wireless Phone Use
Children who use mobile phones are 'five times more likely to develop brain tumours' (sept 2008)
Mobile use 'increases cancer risk in children, according to research presented at a British conference.
Scientists have warned children to only use mobile phones in emergencies, after a Swedish study indicated that under-16s were more at risk of radiation from mobile phones because their brains and nervous systems were still developing.
The research was reported at the first international conference on mobile phones and health in London.
Study Mobile phone use increases brain tumor risk (The Industry Standard October 2004)
New Study Shows Cell Phones Are No Friend of Gonads (sept 2008)
Corruption in safety studies:
Source of Funding and Results of Studies of Health Effects of Mobile Phone
Recommended & well-sourced reading by Amy Worthington:
Amy Worthington - Generation X-Ray (August 2008 Idaho Observer)
Amy Worthington - The radiation poisoning of America(September 2007 Idaho Observer)

8 okt. 2008

Interception Modernisation Programme

Every call you make, every e-mail you send, every website you visit - I’ll be watching you. That is the hope of Sir David Pepper who, as the director of GCHQ, the government’s secret eavesdropping agency in Cheltenham, is plotting the biggest surveillance system ever created in Britain.
It is intended to fight terrorism and crime. Civil liberties groups, however, say it poses an unprecedented intrusion into ordinary citizens’ lives. Aimed at placing a “live tap” on every electronic communication in Britain, it will dwarf other “big brother” surveillance projects such as the number plate recognition system and the spread of CCTV http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article4882622.ece

30 sep. 2008

Congresswoman: Criminal Insiders Behind Bailout Bill, Martial Law Declared

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur boldly slammed the bailout bill this past weekend as the work of criminal insiders who have shut down the normal legislative process to commit “high financial crimes” and defraud the American people, while Rep. Michael Burgess warns that “martial law” has been declared.

Watch the comments of Burgess followed by Kaptur:

fmr Congresswomen & pres candidate Cynthia McKinney: 5,000 executed during Hurricane Katrina


related: American Blackout documentary

28 sep. 2008

Internet 2.0: U.N. agency eyes curbs on Internet anonymity

A United Nations agency is quietly drafting technical standards, proposed by the Chinese government, to define methods of tracing the original source of Internet communications and potentially curbing the ability of users to remain anonymous.
The U.S. National Security Agency is also participating in the "IP Traceback" drafting group, named Q6/17, which is meeting next week in Geneva to work on the traceback proposal. Members of Q6/17 have declined to release key documents, and meetings are closed to the public. http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10040152-38.html?tag=nl.e703

23 sep. 2008

Codex Alimentarius

Vitamins To Be Classed As Illegal Drugs? http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbryc6EBnzQ&NR=1

FDA attempting to regulate supplements, herbs and juices as "drugs"

Codex — The Greatest Threat to Health
Bill C-51 pits 'big pharma' against natural food vendors - Community Press 3 jun 2008
With Bill C-51, Health Canada will reduce safety measures on pharmaceutical drugs.
With Bill C-51, Health Canada will remove access up to 89% of safe alternatives.
Legislative papers creating the groundwork for regulating ALL food additives

22 sep. 2008

Welcoming the new psychopath

Palin (McCain's VP) War with Russia may be needed

Sarah Palin (Gov of Alaska) Supports the Aerial Hunting of Wolves (Narrated by RFK jr.)

17 sep. 2008

French President Nicolas Sarkozy friend says 9/11 was a lie

"We are now absolutely certain that these two planes - the one that supposedly fell into a forest (flight 93 in Pennsylvania) and onto the Pentagon don't exist... those planes are still flying. "It's an enormous lie," he told Europe 1 radio. "It's an American missile that hit the Pentagon, they provoked it themselves, they killed fellow Americans. "Usually one learns of these things 30 years afterwards. We know it now," he went on. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/2712363/French-President-Nicolas-Sarkozy-friend-says-911-was-a-lie.html

Russian Poll: 84% Say Truth About 9/11 Being Deliberately Hidden + other polls!

A new poll from a major Russian news outlet reveals that 84% believe that the truth behind the 9/11 attacks is being deliberately hidden by the U.S. government.
At time of writing, the poll on the Russia Today website indicates that only 16% of readers feel that the 9/11 Commission report represents the full extent of the evidence as to who carried out the attacks over seven years ago.

Global Poll: Less Than Half Believe Al-Qaeda Behind 9/11

WASHINGTON (Reuters)- Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, there is no consensus outside the United States that Islamist militants from al-Qaeda were responsible, according to an international poll published yesterday.
The survey of 16,063 people in 17 nations found majorities in only nine countries believe al-Qaeda was behind the attacks on New York and Washington that killed about 3,000 people in 2001. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080911.ELEVENPOLL11/TPStory/TPInternational/America/
81% Americans Believe Goverment is hiding or lying about 9/11 foreknowledge:
from 2006, Angus Reid Global Monitor : Polls & Research http://www.angus-reid.com/polls/view/13469

15 sep. 2008

EU begins secret drive to force Ireland to vote again on rejected Lisbon Treaty

A secret European Union plan to force Ireland to vote again on the Lisbon Treaty emerged yesterday.
French officials have penned an explosive document entitled 'Solution to the Irish Problem', in which they say the EU should push Ireland into re-running its referendum next year, opening the way for the treaty to come into force next year.
In return, Europe would offer Dublin a few promises, in a bid to ensure its people vote in favour of the treaty.
It adds: 'The second Irish referendum could take place, on this basis, during Autumn 2009, pushing back the coming into force of the Treaty of Lisbon until 2010.'
The treaty creates an EU president, a foreign minister and establishes and EU diplomatic service. Britain went ahead with ratification, despite its rejection by Irish voters.

5 sep. 2008

30 teenage drinkers have been arrested using anti-terrorist legislation

Insp. Neil Mutch in Sheffield, South Yorks, said: "It is one way of trying to keep kids out of clubs. The act was brought out for terrorism but it suits us very nicely."
The Children's Rights Alliances said yesterday: "We ask why there is no alternative to using terrorist legislation which wasn't drafted with this intent." http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2008/08/28/anti-terror-laws-hold-kid-boozers-115875-20714369/

RNC protestors Charged with "Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism"

In what appears to be the first use of criminal charges under the 2002 Minnesota version of the Federal Patriot Act, Ramsey County Prosecutors have formally charged 8 alleged leaders of the RNC Welcoming Committee with Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism. Monica Bicking, Eryn Trimmer, Luce Guillen Givins, Erik Oseland, Nathanael Secor, Robert Czernik, Garrett Fitzgerald, and Max Spector, face up to 7 1/2 years in prison under the terrorism enhancement charge which allows for a 50% increase in the maximum penalty.

Amy Goodman, one of four journalists arrested at an anti-RNC protest, tells her story

“I got a call that two of our producers had been bloodied by the police,” Goodman said. “I did not stop running until I got to where they were.” The producers, Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar, had been reporting on the protest of the convention that was the unfolding several blocks away.
When Goodman arrived at the scene 20 minutes later, she asked the riot police if she could see her producers, who were being held in police vehicles. “I just said, 'I want to talk to a commander,' ” said Goodman, who had her own press badge slung around her neck. “They didn’t skip a beat; they just started arresting me.”
"I was very angry. This was a violation of my rights," Goodman said. "But
it’s so much bigger than us. When the press is shut down, it's closing the eyes and ears of a critical watchdog in a democratic society."
Home of Michelle Gross (Communities Against Police Brutality) house invaded by US Gestapo
Massive police raids on suspected protestors in Minneapolis - Glenn Greenwald
Protesters here in Minneapolis have been targeted by a series of highly intimidating, sweeping police raids across the city, involving teams of 25-30 officers in riot gear, with semi-automatic weapons drawn, entering homes of those suspected of planning protests, handcuffing and forcing them to lay on the floor, while law enforcement officers searched the homes, seizing computers, journals, and political pamphlets.

30 aug. 2008

Arctic ice refuses to melt as ordered! Update on the Global War(ming).

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado released an alarming graph on August 11, showing that Arctic ice was rapidly disappearing, back towards last year's record minimum. Their data shows Arctic sea ice extent only 10 per cent greater than this date in 2007, and the second lowest on record.

Arctic Ice Grows 30 Per Cent In a Year
Alarmist scientists who predicted that the North Pole could be “ice free” this summer as a result of global warming have been embarrassed after it was revealed that Arctic ice has actually grown by around 30 per cent in the year since August 2007. http://dprogram.net/2008/08/19/arctic-ice-grows-30-per-cent-in-a-year/

It was the coldest Easter for more than 40 years

China battles _coldest winter in 100 years_ Reuters

Global Warming? Northeast Skies Through a Snowy Season
Amid increasing concerns about the warming of the planet, ski resorts across the Northeast are reporting some of the best snowfall levels in recorded history. http://www.nysun.com/new-york/global-warming-northeast-skies-through-a-snowy/74175/

4 sources say “globally cooler” in the past 12 months


-------DUTCH PART------

Beste journalist: hoeveel is de temperatuur eigenlijk gestegen
Dwars: Beste journalist, hoeveel denkt U dat de temperatuur gestegen is?
Journalist: Ik dacht, vorige eeuw ongeveer een graad, en dat men voor deze eeuw twee graden verwacht.
Dwars: Het eerste getal is iets lager, namelijk nul komma zeven in 150 jaar. Waarom zou het voor de volgende eeuw zoveel meer kunnen zijn?
Journalist: Ik dacht, omdat de verbranding van fossiele brandstof nog flink zal toenemen en dat de vrijkomende CO2 … .
Dwars: De CO2 concentratie steeg de laatste 10 jaar aanzienlijk, met zo’n 5 procent, hoeveel steeg de temperatuur?
Journalist: Ik heb me laten vertellen, nog steeds behoorlijk.
Dwars: Als U het getal niet kent, het is nul komma nul. Waaraan ontleent U de informatie dat de opwarming nog steeds doorzet?
Journalist: Het KNMI zei in een persbericht dat 2007 in Nederland tot de warmste hoort sinds de metingen in 1850 begonnen. En deze maand mei (2008) was ook uitzonderlijk warm.
Dwars: Dat is een lokale opwarming. We praten over een mondiaal gemiddelde. Hoeveel steeg de temperatuur op het Zuidelijk Halfrond gedurende de laatste 30 jaar?
Journalist: Daarover heb ik van het KNMI niets gehoord.
Dwars: Dat was dus ook nul komma nul. En in de maand mei was het op het Zuidelijk Halfrond zelfs 0,4 graden koeler dan gedurende de laatste honderd jaar, en het wereld gemiddelde 0.1.
Journalist: Het is niet waar?! Maar wie stelt hier eigenlijk de vragen? U of ik?
Filmpje: Is de opwarming gestopt (interview met geofysicus en onafhankelijk klimaatdeskundige Hans Erren)


27 aug. 2008

Denver police hit protesters with pepper spray, arrest 100, Provocateurs Call For Violence

Denver police hit protesters with pepper spray arrest 100

Protests: Police slam CodePink protester to the ground
Provocateurs Call For Violence To Demonize Legitimate Protesters At DNC
....the YouTube video of the incident shows two young men in court jester outfits approach Jones, claim they are fans of his and then put their arms around him for a photo opportunity. They then go off camera and advocate the murder of Malkin, continuing their threats despite the best efforts of Jones’ colleague Luke Rudkowski to make them cease their outburst.
Tellingly, the man in green (and Jones’ “lackey” according to the reports) also shouts, ”Alex Jones is a capitalist stooge.”

ABC Reporter Arrested in Denver Taking Pictures of Senators, Big Donors http://www.abcnews.go.com/Blotter/Conventions/story?id=5668622&page=1

22 aug. 2008

Georgian deputy Defence Minister Kutelia admits attacking Russia

Tbilisi admits misjudging Russia, Financial Times 21 aug 2008

Georgia did not believe Russia would respond to its offensive in South Ossetia and was completely unprepared for the counter-attack, the deputy defence minister has admitted...
“I didn’t think it likely that a member of the UN Security Council and the OSCE would react like this,” Mr Kutelia said.
This may also be a clue to why the "power-elite" are created this conflict, distract the Western ppl away from the "stabilization of China" (read: do away with opposition of the current regime)
In the US, leading neo-conservative thinkers see China as their primary contradiction. Yet they also support Israel with a passion, without realising this stance is a geopolitical gift to China. It guarantees the US faces a hostile Islamic universe, distracting it from focusing on China. There is no doubt China was the bigger winner of 9/11. It has stabilised its neighbourhood, while the US has been distracted. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c65798bc-6ec6-11dd-a80a-0000779fd18c.html?nclick_check=1

17 aug. 2008

Corrupt Georgian government attacked Russia!

Mainstream media is lying about the start of the war. Russia did not attack Georgia.
The NATO & US supported Georgian government did a sneak attack on Russia on 8/08/08.
Why? I dunno but probably to further build up tensions with Russia (also see US' missile defence system in Poland)

Georgians know their corrupt government attacked first:

Russia: US gave nod to Georgia
Russia says that Georgia's attack on the independence-seeking region of South Ossetia was likely executed with the United States' approval.
"It is hard to imagine that (Georgian President Mikheil) Saakashvili embarked on this risky venture without some sort of approval from the side of the United States," Russian Ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, told Russia's NTV television on Wednesday.

Israel backs Georgia in Caspian Oil Pipeline Battle with Russia
Georgian tanks and infantry, aided by Israeli military advisers, captured the capital of breakaway South Ossetia, Tskhinvali, early Friday, Aug. 8, bringing the Georgian-Russian conflict over the province to a military climax. http://www.debka.com/article.php?aid=1358
Washington sanctioned assault on South Ossetia acc to Paul Craig Roberts, a former assistant secretary to the treasury in Ronald Reagan's administration

Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgian President Calls for US Intervention & A New World Order:
Georgië: strijdtoneel voor geostrategische belangen van Washington en Moskou
Lies from the Baby bush jr. :

11 aug. 2008

European Parliament to ban Eurosceptic groups

Plans to eliminate Eurosceptics as an organised opposition within the European Parliament are expected to be agreed by a majority of MEPs this summer.
The European Union assembly’s political establishment is pushing through changes that will silence dissidents by changing the rules allowing Euro-MPs to form political groupings.

9 aug. 2008

Bin laden firm to replace prisons at Guantanamo bay

Bin laden firm and with the help of German engineers will build the prisons in the Saudi cities of Mecca, Haer, Demmam, and Qasim.
The US has been under pressure due to violating individual rights in its detention camps in Europe and Guantanamo Bay.
UN human rights investigators have urged the White House to shut down the Guantanamo camp.

7 aug. 2008

Bush ordered fake letter linking Iraq to 9/11

... investigative journalist Ron Suskind adds another revelation to the growing canon demonstrating the lengths to which President Bush and members of his administration lied, misled and deceived the American people to pursue its invasion of Iraq. Bush allegedly ordered the CIA to forge a handwritten letter from the head of Iraq's intelligence service to Saddam Hussein that purported to link the Iraqi dictator to the ringleader of the hijackers who toppled the Twin Towers on 9/11...

“The White House had concocted a fake letter from Habbush to Saddam, backdated to July 1, 2001,” Suskind writes. “It said that 9/11 ringleader Mohammad Atta had actually trained for his mission in Iraq – thus showing, finally, that there was an operational link between Saddam and al Qaeda, something the Vice President’s Office had been pressing CIA to prove since 9/11 as a justification to invade Iraq. There is no link.” [...]
video interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk-VCP7zSG8

Italian mayor bans gatherings of three or more people as soldiers hit streets

As soldiers prepare to be deployed on Italian streets, a city mayor has been accused of Fascism after he passed an edict banning groups of more than three people congregating in parks and public gardens.
...opposition councillors said it was "reminiscent of Benito Mussolini's edict of the 1920's which banned groups of five or more people". ... if anyone is caught in a group of three or more they face a fine of 500 euro.

4 aug. 2008

Seymour Hersh : Cheney Considered Proposal To Dress Up Navy Seals As Iranians And Shoot At Them.

In Hersh's most recent article, he reports that this meeting occurred in the wake of the overblown incident in the Strait of Hormuz, when a U.S. carrier almost shot at a few small Iranian speedboats. The "meeting took place in the Vice-President's office. 'The subject was how to create a casus belli between Tehran and Washington,'" according to one of Hersh's sources.

During the journalism conference event, I asked Hersh specifically about this meeting and if he could elaborate on what occurred. Hersh explained that, during the meeting in Cheney's office, an idea was considered to dress up Navy Seals as Iranians, put them on fake Iranian speedboats, and shoot at them. This idea, intended to provoke an Iran war, was ultimately rejected:

HERSH: There was a dozen ideas proffered about how to trigger a war. The one that interested me the most was why don't we build — we in our shipyard — build four or five boats that look like Iranian PT boats. Put Navy seals on them with a lot of arms. And next time one of our boats goes to the Straits of Hormuz, start a shoot-up.

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDP8lXk1QSw

1 aug. 2008

Obama - The Next War President

why does america keep supporting traitors?

Customs to search for illegal downloads on MP3 players and laptops

MUSIC fans might soon have their iPods searched by Customs officers at airport checks - and face jail if pirated music is found on them. The push for the unprecedented searches of travellers’ laptops and MP3 players has been revealed in a leaked discussion paper relating to a treaty being negotiated by the Federal Government.

30 jul. 2008

UK movie fans to get bomb frisk

Cinema-GOERS may be searched on the way into shows in a new crackdown on suicide bombers. Theatres, restaurants and hotels will also be covered in an anti-terror blueprint to be published by Security Minister Lord West later this year.

air passengers to give their fingerprints

Millions of passengers flying from British airports will be fingerprinted from next year under the latest controversial Government anti-terror plans.

22 jul. 2008

Revolt at European Parliament (dec 2007)

Banned on mainstream newssources

note the masonic outfits of the security guys...

19 jul. 2008

Anti-war group monitored and labeled as terrorists

Undercover Maryland State Police officers repeatedly spied on peace activists and anti-death penalty groups in recent years and entered the names of some in a law-enforcement database of people thought to be terrorists or drug traffickers, newly released documents show.

Big Brother database recording all our calls, texts and e-mails will 'ruin British way of life'

Plans for a massive database snooping on the entire population were condemned yesterday as a ‘step too far for the British way of life’.
In an Orwellian move, the Home Office is proposing to detail every phone call, e-mail, text message, internet search and online purchase in the fight against terrorism and other serious crime.
But the privacy watchdog, Information Commissioner Richard Thomas, warned that the public’s traditional freedoms were under grave threat from creeping state surveillance.


Global Warming Enforcement: The New Segregation

18 jul. 2008

Seagate RMA terrorism disclaimer

I recently RMA'ed a HDD to Seagate, here is what i found on the bottom of the invoice:


15 jul. 2008

Guilty until proven innocent

U.S. terrorism watch list tops 1 million
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. watch list of terrorism suspects has passed 1 million records, corresponding to about 400,000 people, and a leading civil rights group said on Monday the number was far too high to be effective. The Bush administration disagreed and called the list one of the most effective tools implemented after the September 11 hijacked plane attacks -- when a federal "no-fly" list contained just 16 people considered threats to aviation. http://www.reuters.com/articlePrint?articleId=USN1447675120080714
Want some torture with your peanuts?
A senior government official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has expressed great interest in a so-called safety bracelet that would serve as a stun device, similar to that of a police Taser®. According to this promotional video found at the Lamperd Less Lethal, Inc. website, the bracelet would be worn by all airline passengers (video also shown below). http://www.washingtontimes.com/weblogs/aviation-security/2008/Jul/01/want-some-torture-with-your-peanuts/

14 jul. 2008

International Visitor Leadership Program

Dat is toch wel héél toevallig: van alle staatshoofden en regeringsleiders ter wereld die thans aan de macht zijn, hebben er 48 bij elkaar op school gezeten!

Menigeen zal zich er wel eens over verbaasd hebben dat sommige mensen helemaal vanuit het niets een bliksemcarrière maken in de politiek. Balkenende is een fraai voorbeeld. Karzai ook. En anders wel Barak Obama.
Nu wil het geval dat Balkenende in 1985 een opleiding heeft gevolgd bij een Amerikaans instituut genaamd International Visitors Leadership Program. Hij was daar een jaargenoot van Sarkozy. Ach, zult u zeggen, het is toch zeker zijn goed recht om een cursus in Amerika te volgen? Maar het geval wil dat maar liefst 48 staatshoofden en regeringsleiders die nu aan de macht zijn deze cursus hebben gevolgd. Dat is wel een astronomisch hoog slagingspercentage, als ik zo vrij mag zijn. Zie deze link voor een overzicht van de luitjes die met goed gevolg een IVLP cursus hebben voltooid, en die nu premier, president of staatshoofd zijn.


Guy Verhofstadt

Prime Minister



7 jul. 2008

recap: necons hoping for a new attack


"We haven't had an attack in five years. The perception of the threat is so low in this society that it's not surprising that the behavior pattern reflects a low threat assessment. The same thing's in Europe, there's a low threat perception. The correction for that, I suppose, is an attack. And when that happens, then everyone gets energized for another [inaudible] and it's a shame we don't have the maturity to recognize the seriousness of the threats...the lethality, the carnage, that can be imposed on our society is so real and so present and so serious that you'd think we'd be able to understand it, but as a society, the longer you get away from 9/11, the less...the less..."

Dennis Milligan (head Republican Party of Arkansas):
“At the end of the day, I believe fully the president is doing the right thing, and I think all we need is some attacks on American soil like we had on [Sept. 11, 2001 ], and the naysayers will come around very quickly to appreciate not only the commitment for President Bush, but the sacrifice that has been made by men and women to protect this country,” Milligan said.
Stu Bykofsky (Neocon columnist)
"America's fabric is pulling apart like a cheap sweater.
What would sew us back together? Another 9/11 attack.
The Golden Gate Bridge. Mount Rushmore. Chicago's Wrigley Field. The Philadelphia subway system. The U.S. is a target-rich environment for al Qaeda. Is there any doubt they are planning to hit us again? If it is to be, then let it be. It will take another attack on the homeland to quell the chattering of chipmunks and to restore America's righteous rage and singular purpose to prevail. The unity brought by such an attack sadly won't last forever. The first 9/11 proved that."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQlOpiw8tM4 (Fox)

Europees wetsvoorstel maakt van isp's "politieagenten"

Burgerrechtengroeperingen protesteren tegen een aantal amendementen dat is ingediend op de nieuwe Europese telecomrichtlijnen. Ze vrezen dat de rechten van internetgebruikers in het gedrang zullen komen.

Copyright illustratieDe richtlijnen zijn bedoeld om een soepele werking van de interne markt voor telecomdiensten en appararatuur te garanderen, maar een aantal van de 800 amendementen die erop zijn ingediend lijkt vooral het auteursrecht te willen beschermen. Als de amendementen worden doorgevoerd, zijn providers verplicht om al het internetverkeer te controleren en dataverkeer dat duidt op een mogelijke schending van het auteursrecht te blokkeren. Ook zouden providers worden gedwongen om copyrightschenders af te sluiten, iets wat de Franse regering momenteel probeert in te voeren.

Burgerrechtenorganisaties raden mensen aan om parlementsleden uit hun land te benaderen en te wijzen op het bedreigende karakter van deze amendementen. Maandag zal er in twee commissies over worden gestemd. Het debat in het Europees Parlement en de stemming zullen pas in september plaatsvinden, maar de stemming in de commissies zal naar verwachting grote invloed hebben op het eindresultaat, zo bericht European Digital Rights.


my recent uploads to youtube

C3D supressed storage technology: 140GB/CD (1999 newsclip!)

Press not allowed to follow Obama at secret Bilderberg meeting(CNN)

1973 paramilitary war against native americans

Scanners that see through clothing installed in US airports

6 jul. 2008

Berlusconi puts 2,500 troops on streets of Italian cities to patrol alongside police

SOLDIERS are to be deployed in Italian cities as Silvio Berlusconi, the prime minister, cracks down on crime as part of his government's new domestic security package. The troops – drawn from those who have served abroad – will patrol alongside regular state police and carabinieri paramilitary police.
Mr Berlusconi came back to power two months ago after campaigning on a strong law and order manifesto.
The cities earmarked for troop patrols are Rome, Milan, Naples, Florence, Genoa, Bologna, Turin, Palermo, Bari and Venice.

22 jun. 2008

Beetle Mania

If you like Yoplait strawberry yogurt, Tropicana grapefruit, orange-strawberry juice, or Hershey's Good & Plenty candies, chances are you will be sucking on the red coloring extracted from the female cochineal beetle and her eggs. These insects live on cactus plants in Peru and the Canary Islands.

According to the best-selling book by Eric Schlosser, Chew on This, the female bug feeds on cactus pads, and color from the cactus gathers in her body. The bugs are collected, dried, and ground into a coloring additive. It takes 70,000 of the insects to make a pound of carmine dye, as it is known. The Food & Drug Administration doesn't require that this cochineal be identified in the ingredients. Manufacturers simply identify it as an "artificial color."


17 jun. 2008

Democratic Party of Japan lawmaker Yukihisa Fujita takes 9/11 doubts global

In a September 2003 article for The Guardian newspaper, Michael Meacher, who served as Tony Blair's environment minister from May 1997 to June 2003, shocked the establishment by calling the global war on terrorism "bogus." Even more controversially, he implied that the U.S. government either allowed 9/11 to happen, or played some role in the destruction wrought that day. Besides Meacher, few politicians have publicly questioned America's official 9/11 narrative — until Diet member Yukihisa Fujita.

Yukihisa Fujita addresses the Diet
Speaking out: Democratic Party of Japan lawmaker Yukihisa Fujita addresses the Diet and Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda on his doubts about the official story of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S. COURTESY OF YUKIHISA FUJITA

In January 2008 Fujita, a member of the Democratic Party of Japan, asked the Japanese Parliament and Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda to explain gaping holes in the official 9/11 story that various groups — including those who call themselves the "911 Truth Movement" — claim to have exposed.

Fujita, along with a growing number of individuals — including European and American politicians — are leading a charge to conduct a thorough, independent investigation of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001.



15 jun. 2008

French Government decides to censor the Internet, Time Warner Cable closes Usenet

Keep your Égalité and Fraternité but shove your Liberté!

..In fact, worse still is that any site is now game for a French blockade, as Sarkozy’s government is inviting people to send in huge long lists of sites which offend their delicate sensibilities. The French government, which will purportedly be able to receive complaints from Internet users in real time, will be able to add sites to a so called “black list”, which it will then force national ISPs to block.
The move, announced by France’s Interior Minister, Michel Alliot-Marie, is France’s way of showing it is indeed taking a strong stand against cyber-criminality, but it seems that the line between ‘strong’ and ‘authoritarian’ is a little fuzzy on this one.
Time Warner Cable To Stop Offering Newsgroup Access
An internal tipster drops me a line to note that Time Warner Cable/Roadrunner will be eliminating newsgroup access. The newsgroup ax is expected to fall before the end of the month, and my source says that an official announcement should go up on the Roadrunner website sometime around the sixteenth. Roadrunner has actually held on for some time, given many broadband ISPs stopped offering newsgroup access several years ago. http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Time-Warner-Cable-To-Stop-Offering-Newsgroup-Access-95030
According to a report by Declan McCullagh, Sprint will be blocking the entire alt. hierarchy of Usenet, while good old Time Warner Cable has no time for such fussiness and will just stop offering all Usenet access. Verizon, the third participating ISP, has not yet announced its blocking plans.

David Davis resignation speech


Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduces 35 articles of Impeachment for Pres. G. W. Bush


9 jun. 2008

Children should no longer be taught history, geography and science

Official Government on education policy advisor:

Children should no longer be taught traditional subjects at school because they are "middle-class" creations, a Government adviser will claim today.
Professor John White, who contributed to a controversial shake-up of the secondary curriculum, believes lessons should instead cover a series of personal skills.
Pupils would no longer study history, geography and science but learn skills such as energy- saving and civic responsibility through projects and themes.


7 jun. 2008

5 jun. 2008

John "Insane" McCain’s YouTube Problem

"John McCain’s YouTube Problem Just Became a Nightmare"

2 jun. 2008

ABC website tells kids when they should die

The site has several features including a cartoon series, Adventures of Greena, and a tool called Prof Schpinkee's Greenhouse Calculator to help kids work out their carbon footprint.

The calculator lets users compare their own carbon output to the "average Aussie greenhouse pig" and estimates at what age a person should die so they don't use more than their fair share of the Earth's resources.

Too much carbon production causes a cartoon pig to explode, leaving behind a pool of blood.

Victorian Liberal senator Mitch Fifield today questioned the accuracy and appropriateness of some of the imagery and content on the website.

"I know there's a little bit of goth in all of us, but this might be taking it just a little too far," Senator Fifield said of the quasi life-expectancy calculator.


1 jun. 2008

Scientists sign petition denying man-made global warming

"There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of ... greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the forseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments."The petition was reissued last year by the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, an independent research group, partly in response to Al Gore’s film on climate change, An Inconvenient Truth.

Its president, Arthur Robinson, said: "If this many American scientists will sign this petition, you certainly can’t continue to contend that there is a consensus on this subject."


29 mei 2008

Czech President Klaus ready to debate Gore on climate change

Washington - Czech President Vaclav Klaus said Tuesday he is ready to debate Al Gore about global warming, as he presented the English version of his latest book that argues environmentalism poses a threat to basic human freedoms. "I many times tried to talk to have a public exchange of views with him, and he's not too much willing to make such a conversation," Klaus said. "So I'm ready to do it."Klaus was speaking a the National Press Building in Washington to present his new book, Blue Planet in Green Shackles - What Is Endangered: Climate or Freedom?, before meeting with Vice President Dick Cheney Wednesday.

27 mei 2008

USA Military Officers Challenge Official Account of September 11

Twenty-five former U.S. military officers have severely criticized the official account of 9/11 and called for a new investigation. They include former commander of U.S. Army Intelligence, Major General Albert Stubblebine, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Col. Ronald D. Ray, two former staff members of the Director of the National Security Agency; Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, and Major John M. Newman, PhD, and many others. They are among the rapidly growing number of military and intelligence service veterans, scientists, engineers, and architects challenging the government’s story. The officers’ statements appear below, listed alphabetically.

Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD “A lot of these pieces of information, taken together, prove that the official story, the official conspiracy theory of 9/11 is a bunch of hogwash. It’s impossible,” said Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret). With doctoral degrees in Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering, Col. Bowman served as Director of Advanced Space Programs Development under Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter.

24 mei 2008

Unmarked chopper patrols New York City from above

"They don't even know we're here," said crew chief John Diaz, speaking into a headset over the din of the aircraft's engine.
The helicopter's unmarked paint job belies what's inside: an arsenal of sophisticated surveillance and tracking equipment powerful enough to read license plates — or scan pedestrians' faces — from high above the nation's largest metropolis.
Police say the chopper's sweeps of landmarks and other potential targets are invaluable in helping guard against another terrorist attack, providing a see-but-avoid-being-seen advantage against bad guys. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080524/ap_on_re_us/stealth_helicopter&printer=1;_ylt=AhB5AZ59GoySYHONo5fhZuBH2ocA

Teenager faces prosecution for calling Scientology 'cult'

The unnamed 15-year-old was served the summons by City of London police when he took part in a peaceful demonstration opposite the London headquarters of the controversial religion.
Officers confiscated a placard with the word "cult" on it from the youth, who is under 18, and a case file has been sent to the Crown Prosecution Service. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/may/20/1

21 mei 2008

Bird Flu Medicine (Tamiflu, Swiss-based comp) Drives Teens to Suicide

Seoul Shinmun, a local daily, reported that a woman in her 30s said she had nightmares after taking the drug in 2005.

Japan has imported the drug since 2001, long before its effect on bird flu was acknowledged.
However, since then, there have been 1,268 cases of extraordinary behavior reported, of which 85 percent were from teenagers. They reportedly committed suicide by jumping out of buildings or into cars. http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/include/print.asp?newsIdx=24103

18 mei 2008

Google board of directors vote AGAINST internet freedom

exerpt from pg. 29 http://investor.google.com/documents/2008_notice_n_proxy_statement.html#rom98719_66

Internet Censorship

Whereas, freedom of speech and freedom of the press are fundamental human rights, and free use of the Internet is protected in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which guarantees freedom to “receive and impart information and ideas through any media regardless of frontiers”, and

Whereas, the rapid provision of full and uncensored information through the Internet has become a major industry in the United States, and one of its major exports, and

Whereas, political censorship of the Internet degrades the quality of that service and ultimately threatens the integrity and viability of the industry itself, both in the United States and abroad, and

Whereas, some authoritarian foreign governments such as the Governments of Belarus, Burma, China, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam block, restrict, and monitor the information their citizens attempt to obtain, and

Whereas, technology companies in the United States such as Google, that operate in countries controlled by authoritarian governments have an obligation to comply with the principles of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, and

Whereas, technology companies in the United States have failed to develop adequate standards by which they can conduct business with authoritarian governments while protecting human rights to freedom of speech and freedom of expression,

Therefore, be it resolved, that shareholders request that management institute policies to help protect freedom of access to the Internet which would include the following minimum standards:
1) Data that can identify individual users should not be hosted in Internet restricting countries, where political speech can be treated as a crime by the legal system.
2) The company will not engage in pro-active censorship.
3) The company will use all legal means to resist demands for censorship. The company will only comply with such demands if required to do so through legally binding procedures.
4) Users will be clearly informed when the company has acceded to legally binding government requests to filter or otherwise censor content that the user is trying to access.
5) Users should be informed about the company’s data retention practices, and the ways in which their data is shared with third parties.
6) The company will document all cases where legally-binding censorship requests have been complied with, and that information will be publicly available.

Required Vote
Approval of the stockholder proposal requires the affirmative “FOR” vote of a majority of the votes cast on the proposal. Unless marked to the contrary, proxies received will be voted “AGAINST” the stockholder proposal.
Our board of directors recommends a vote AGAINST the stockholder proposal.