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August 2, 2005
Miscellaneous Subjects #215: Without More Ado...
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"The more grudges you carry, the heavier your burden becomes. Forgive, and let them go. When someone has wronged you, it hurts. There is certainly no sense in using your own time and energy to prolong that hurt. Forgive, and you can begin to move away from the pain. Forgive, and you can move forward with a much lighter load. Forgiveness does not mean that you allow others to take advantage of you. On the contrary, forgiveness gives you positive power no matter what others may have done. Anger and spite can eat away at life until there's almost nothing of value left. Forgive, and free yourself from the grips of that anger. Forgive, and you'll be much better off. Forgive, and you'll be free to truly live."
- Ralph Marston (Taken from Aluna Joy's July/August newsletter - see her article at the end of this compilation)
Worthy of Your Attention
The environment in 10 seconds - MUST SEE!
MUST SEE! Three Outstanding Celestial Glyphs found on July 24
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Another amazing, mind-teasing formation
Another one found on July 27
U. K. Bicyclist Reports Mysterious, Low Hovering Objects Bending Wheat (with pictures!)
"...I am certain that there is some other form of intelligence, either on this planet or visiting the crops from somewhere else. I have no doubt about that after seeing what I saw." (...) "My attention was caught by three objects in the field on the left hand side of the road. I immediately stopped because I realized straight away that I was looking at something that I had never seen before.These objects were about 4 feet wide, about 6 feet in length with about two to three feet of a curved top showing above the tops of the wheat where they were. At this point in time in the U. K., the wheat is green. So, it was very obvious that these white, metallic objects, as I would describe them, were very noticeable in the green crop. THEY WERE ABOUT 2 TO 3 FEET ABOVE THE CROP? No, they were sort of within the tops of the crop. It was obvious to me that they were not on the ground. The field actually slopes away up to my left, so it was very easy to see these objects, or craft, or whatever they were. DO YOU MEAN THEY WERE SORT OF DOWN INSIDE THE WHEAT HEADS THEMSELVES? Yes, I would say they were suspended. They weren't on the ground, but they were about 6 to 9 inches down into the top of the crop. They were brushing the wheat heads down very slowly and making a trail in the crop - not in any particular pattern. Two of the craft were no more than 30 feet apart. A third one was about 50 yards further to my right as I'm looking up the hill. There might have been a fourth one because the following day (Wednesday, June 22) when I went back to take some photographs, there was a fourth path in the wheat that I couldn't see before because of the lay of the land. YOU WERE SEEING THE WHEAT GOING DOWN FLAT?Not flat. The machines were brushing through the top depressing the heads of the wheat, so there was a very obvious trail about 9 or 10 inches lower than the rest of the crop in the field. CLIP - Recommended by "Mark Graffis" email@example.com>
13 days of Sun movies
Very violent reaction on the sun's surface while a planet travel in the background.
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2. Not in Our Name Statement of Conscience - Drive Out the Bush Regime!
3. NASA Scientists Told in 1987 Of Government Plot To Attack WTC
4. The Kogi Of Columbia Are Being Exterminated By The US
5. Action Alert: Don't Let Cheney Bully the Senate on Torture
6. Superflu is being brewed in the lab
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8. Dr. Horowitz's "Iatrogenocide" of Vaccine Mercury: Call for Nuremberg-type Trial
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Iran Will Reopen Nuclear Facility (August 1, 2005)
Iran is to resume the processing of uranium at a nuclear plant, breaking seals placed on the facility by the UN nuclear watchdog in late 2004.
Iraq Redux? Iran May Face U.N. Security Council (31 Jul 2005) http:/gnn.tv/headlines/4019/Iraq_Redux_Iran_May_Face_U_N_Security_Councill
I read this just after reading on GNN about a Counterpunch article reporting the drafting of military plans for Iran. If Iran goes before a U.N. with John Bolton speaking for the United States, chances for a peaceful solution diminish even further for the Middle East and greater world. This will be one story to follow in the coming months. COMMENT from Alexander: With Cheney wanting a nuclear strike, Bolton in the U.N. to provide political support for it, and the Iranians determined, I would suggest moving the doomsday clock to 5 minutes to midnight.
Target Iran (July 26)
U.S.-backed groups organize regime change in IranLike the color-coded terror alert system, the technicolor Velvet Invasions blink warning. Despite receiving an ugly bruise in Uzbekistan, the CIA and its NGO (non-governmental organization) regime change industry hope to stage another cardboard coup in Iran. But it could be a Black & Blue Revolution. Citing a mission accomplished in Iraq, President Bush told 25,000 soldiers in Fort Hood, Texas; The establishment of a free Iraq is a watershed event in the global democratic revolution. That success is sending a message from Beirut to Tehran. (...) According to the March 4, 2005, Los Angeles Times, the U.S. currently spends $14.7 million a year on Farsi opposition broadcasts into Iran. The Voice of Americas Farsi service reaches an estimated 15 million Iranians with news programs and websites, and the Bush administration has recently requested an additional $5.7 million in 2006 to expand the hours of transmission.Los Angeles Farsi radio station KRSI noted the similarity between current U.S. efforts and the CIAs 1953 overthrow of Irans democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadeq. CLIP
The Coming Israeli Attack on Iran, and its Consequences: Pearl Harbor Redux
Or, How George Bush will Institute the Military Draft, in spite of his campaign promises, and have the support of the American people for it: By provoking Iran to attack the USA first. And how this might destroy the world.
Bush Appoints Bolton as U.N. Envoy, Bypassing Senate (August 1) http:/gnn.tv/headlines/4041/Bush_Appoints_Bolton_as_U_N_Envoy_Bypassing_Senate
Well, it didnt take long for Bush to get Bolton in. Now we watch as the administration conspires to force its agenda on the world. Im sure the U.N. is now bracing itself for some very tough and challenging times ahead. The appointment of Bolton will be received as an insult to the U.N. and the world community in general. Perhaps the intentional dissolvement of this world governing power is exactly what Bushy wants, Lord knows he aint getting much opposition at home.
Norman Solomon | "Operation Withdrawal Scam" (August 1, 2005)
A few days ago, the White House launched a new phase of its propaganda siege for the Iraq war. Solomon claims the strategy is double-barreled: Keep killing in Iraq while hyping scenarios for withdrawal of US troops.
Paul Krugman | Triumph of the Machine
The campaign for Social Security privatization has degenerated into farce. The "global war on terrorism" has been downgraded to the "global struggle against violent extremism" (pronounced gee-save), which is just embarrassing. Baghdad is a nightmare, Basra is a militia-run theocracy, and officials are talking about withdrawing troops from Iraq next year (just in time for the US midterm elections). On the other hand, the administration is crowing about its success in passing the long-stalled energy bill, the highway bill and Cafta, the free-trade agreement with Central America. So is the Bush agenda stalled, or is it progressing? The answer is that the administration is getting nowhere on its grand policy agenda. But it never took policy, as opposed to politics, very seriously anyway. The agenda it has always taken with utmost seriousness - consolidating one-party rule, and rewarding its friends - is moving forward quite nicely. CLIP
Calls to end US domination of the Internet (July 31) http:/gnn.tv/headlines/4023/Calls_to_end_US_domination_of_the_internet
UN group says the Internet should be run multilaterally, transparently and democratically WHENEVER you surf the web, send emails or download music, an unseen force is at work in the background, making sure you connect to the sites, inboxes and databases you want. The name of this brooding presence? The US government. Some 35 years after the US military invented the Internet, the US Department of Commerce retains overall control of the master computers that direct traffic to and from every web and email address on the planet. But a group convened by the UN last week to thrash out the future of the net is calling for an end to US domination of the net, proposing that instead a multinational forum of governments, companies and civilian organizations is created to run it. The UNs Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) says US control hinders many developments that might improve it. These range from efforts to give the developing world more affordable net access to coming up with globally agreed and enforceable measures to boost net privacy and fight cybercrime. (...) The report issued by the UNs Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) on 14 July recommends that any future governing body does not restrict the freedom of expression of web users, as enshrined in its universal declaration of human rights.Yet China and Iran, both of which took part in the working group, are currently building the most heavily censored online infrastructures anywhere in the world, according to recent research from the OpenNet Initiative, which monitors internet filtering and surveillance by governments. CLIP
'Peak oil' advocates call for energy Marshall Plan (July 26, 2005)
Energy analysts who say global oil production is nearing an apex that will be followed by an inexorable decline even as demand soars called yesterday for agressive national -- and global -- policies to address their concerns. Matthew Simmons, author of "Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy," told a Capitol Hill forum that the United States needs to be on a "war footing." He compared the need for aggressive policies to the Marshall Plan that rebuilt Europe after World War II. "If peak oil occurs and we ignore it ... it could create a literal global tipping point of amazing proportions," Simmons said. It is possible, he said, that global production has already peaked, and the ability to substantially increase -- or even maintain -- production from key Saudi Arabian fields is probably an illusion. CLIP
In Search of a New Energy Source, China Rides the Wind
Blessed with vast, empty countryside and a seemingly permanent stiff breeze blowing across its northern steppes, China is building giant wind farms. In February, the Chinese government passed a nationwide renewable energy law that mandates clear targets for increased power generation from alternative energy sources.
Swift Rooftop Wind Energy System in Edinburgh
Charlie Silverton and David Anderson started Swift in 2002 and came up with an ambitious plan to design a rooftop wind turbine that was affordable, silent, aesthetically pleasing and that would make a real contribution to the fight against fuel poverty and global warming. Just three years on, they came up with their solution. Swifts roof-top mounted turbines are able to provide up to 80 per cent of a households electricity and they are already established as leaders in their field. Charlie and David estimate that within five years, the turbines could reduce UK C02 emissions by approximately 34,000 tons and benefit 80,000 people by providing safe renewable energy. The turbines are easy to install, require little maintenance and can be connected to the grid or used for water heating to reduce conventional energy consumption. The inventors of the device are combining business expansion with an education programme to raise public awareness of the benefits of renewable energy and have already fitted the turbines to two primary schools and a petrol station near Edinburgh airport. The SWIFT Energy system has already won awards and the company has secured a contract with Scottish and Southern Energy worth £9.2 million. Much more details at http:/www.renewabledevices.com/
GoinGreen: G-Wiz Electric Vehicle
A fun and interesting website with a serious sustainability message, GoinGreen is full of useful information for those considering purchasing an electric car. From the leafy homepage website users can research the environmental benefits of sustainable transport, book a test drive in a G-Wiz, or even design and purchase a car. Whether or not you are planning to switch to an electric fuelled vehicle this website offers an informative look at the progress being made in sustainable transport and its quirky design makes it an appealing place to investigate.
Melting Greenland Glacier May Hasten Rise in Sea Level
Scientists monitoring a glacier in Greenland have found it is moving into the sea three times faster than a decade ago. A sea-level rise of a meter would have a catastrophic impact on coastal plains where more than two-thirds of the world's population live.
Media Statement on US Asia Climate 'Pact' (July 28)
Responding to the recent announcement by the USA of a six nation 'pact' on climate change, Greenpeace Climate Campaigner Stephanie Tunmore said:The pact, rather than saving the climate, is nothing more than a trade agreement in energy technologies between the countries in question. It is entirely voluntary and does not even mention greenhouse gas emissions reductions. The best option to cope with climate change is to increase energy efficiency and invest in renewable energy.Unfortunately, it seems likely that Mr Bush and Mr Howard are seeking to protect the interests of their domestic fossil fuel industries and to deflect criticism for their total failure to address climate change. Following such a strategy could wreak untold harm on the most vulnerable - many of whom are living in the very region from which this absurd pact was issued.Up to 70-80% of global emissions must be reduced by industrialised countries by mid-century in order to avoid catastrophic climate change. Voluntary technology agreements, negotiated by the world's worst polluters, are not going to get us there.152 countries have now ratified the Kyoto Protocol, which contains legally binding emissions cuts for industrialized countries for the period from 2008-2012 (the first commitment period) and negotiations for the second and subsequent commitment begin in earnest later this year in Montreal. This 'pact' looks like yet another attempt by the US and Australia to derail these negotiations and condemn future generations to a world ravaged by climate change.
A European Sahara? (August 8 issue)
The great desert has leaped over the Med. Is climate change to blameor man and his works? (...) With bursting thermometers, historic droughts and dozens of fires raging from Portugal to Greece, it isn't hard to imagine an apocalyptic future for southern Europe, almost as if the vast Sahara Desert were reaching out across the Mediterranean. Is this merely a long, hot summer, or are these the initial symptoms of enduring climate change, exacerbated by overpopulation and overdevelopment of a fragile ecological landscape? Evidence is mounting to support just such fears. The Desert Watch project, led by the European Space Agency, reports that 300,000 square kilometers of Europe's Mediterranean coastan area larger than Britainwith a population of 16.5 million, is threatened by "desertification." The Spanish minister of the Environment, Cristina Narbona, warned in June about a long-term decrease in rain and an increase in temperatures: "the beginning of a long cycle" of extreme drought. CLIP
Drought to Leave Mark on Global Grain Flows
Drought around the world threatens to leave its mark on global grain trade flows this season, offering welcome new opportunities for some countries expecting large harvests, analysts said on Friday.
Little Land on Earth Is Still Untouched
Where is the last of the truly wild? Pristine lands, by the strictest definition, no longer exist, scientists say.
The Snow Must Go On (26 July 2005)
Inuit fight climate change with human-rights claim against U.S. When Sheila Watt-Cloutier was growing up in Kuujjuaq, an Inuit village in far northern Quebec, summer days never got hot enough for shorts and T-shirts. Only the very brave ventured into the frigid local river for a swim. But now, she says, there are many warm days, and "the whole community goes down and spends days beaching it and trying to cool themselves off."Needless to say, a day at the beach is not a normal Arctic activity. The climate shifts responsible for that change are also melting ice sheets, eroding the region's coastlines, and shrinking habitat for polar bears, caribou, and other animals the Inuit have long relied on for sustenance. While other citizens of the world debate the very existence of climate change, the Arctic is melting -- and the mainstays of this indigenous northern culture are disappearing with it. Watt-Cloutier refuses to stand by while that happens. The 51-year-old is the elected chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference, a federation of Native nations representing about 150,000 people in Canada, Greenland, Russia, and the U.S. To save their homes, their prey, and themselves, the ICC is taking on the world's largest, most recalcitrant greenhouse-gas emitter, the country the Inuit say is driving them extinct: the United States of America. The group is, as Watt-Cloutier puts it, "defending our right to be cold." CLIP Recommended by "A'keara" firstname.lastname@example.org>
Indian floods toll continues to rise (July 31)
THE death toll from western Indias worst flooding in nearly a century rose to around 850 yesterday as rescue workers pulled more dead bodies from under landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains. Authorities are braced for further floods, with more rain forecast in the next two days in the western state of Maharashtra and its capital Mumbai. Workers are struggling to remove and destroy the carcasses of 17,000 goats and more than 1000 cows and buffaloes that are still lying on pavements and roads in the citys western and eastern suburbs, in an effort to prevent disease. CLIP
Civil War Specter Spurs New Iraq Exit Plans
Growing pessimism about averting civil war in Iraq, as well as mounting concerns that the US military presence there may itself be fueling the insurgency and Islamist extremism worldwide, has spurred a spate of new calls for the United States to withdraw its 140,000 troops sooner rather than later.
'America Will Never Leave Iraq', US Solider Says (August 1) http:/gnn.tv/headlines/4057/_America_Will_Never_Leave_Iraq_US_Solider_Says
A US soldier holidaying in Ireland speaks candidly about the war in Iraq and says bases his country are building there are permanent...
Brazilian did not wear bulky jacket (July 28, 2005)
Relatives say Met admits that, contrary to reports, electrician did not leap tube station barrier - Jean Charles de Menezes, the Brazilian shot dead in the head, was not wearing a heavy jacket that might have concealed a bomb, and did not jump the ticket barrier when challenged by armed plainclothes police, his cousin said yesterday. Speaking at a press conference after a meeting with the Metropolitan police, Vivien Figueiredo, 22, said that the first reports of how her 27-year-old cousin had come to be killed in mistake for a suicide bomber on Friday at Stockwell tube station were wrong. "He used a travel card," she said. "He had no bulky jacket, he was wearing a jeans jacket. But even if he was wearing a bulky jacket that wouldn't be an excuse to kill him." Flanked by the de Menezes family's solicitor, Gareth Peirce, and by Bianca Jagger, the anti-Iraq war campaigner, she condemned the shoot-to-kill policy which had led to her cousin's death and vowed that what she called the "crime" would not go unpunished. "My cousin was an honest and hard working person," said Ms Figueiredo who shared a flat with him in Tulse Hill, south London. "Although we are living in circumstances similar to a war, we should not be exterminating people unjustly." CLIP
I found myself... by Khalid Jarrar (ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE OF A STUDENT IN IRAQ)
Sleeping in a grave-size space, defined by two walls touching both my head my and feet, and surrounded with human bodies touching me from both sides, in a way that hardly leaves any chance to move at all during the long+ long night, in a 12 square meters room stuffed with 35 people trying to sleep, and to hold themselves together in order not to fight. The whole thing started when I went to the university to pay my tuition fees. CLIP
Video interview about 7/7 terror 'exercise'
Photo album of recent D.C. Emergency Truth events
http:/truthemergency.us/PhotoAlbum/EmergencyTruthConvergence%20version%201/index.html - Details on these events at http:/truthemergency.us/
END the FEAR Here! Help Expose the Master Lies behind the Endless War
Roberts Had Larger 2000 Recount Role
The role of US Supreme Court nominee John Roberts in the 2000 election aftermath in Florida was larger than has been reported. Roberts helped prepare the Supreme Court case.
Former Marine Colonel's Wife Talks Again About Military Assassin Squads (July 25, 2005)
For 11 long years, Kay Griggs heard all the messy details from her military husband, usually while he was drinking before going into one of his drunken stupors. First going public in 1998 in an eight hour video interview with a truth-seeking Michigan pastor and FM radio broadcaster, she now is back after 9/11 to warn Americans to beware of the evil lurking within the highest levels of government, bound and determined to destroy America. CLIP
Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and 9/11 - A MUST READ ARTICLE!
A Scandal Beyond What Has Been Seen Before - Recommended by Fred Burks email@example.com> who wrote: "...the best single article discussing what really happened on 9/11 that I have come across." Make sure also to pay a visit to http:/www.911truth.org/index.php
Witness Testimony to Bombs Inside WTC
Louie Cacchioli, aged 51, was a firefighter attached to Engine Company 47, based uptown in Harlem. "We were the first ones in the second tower after the plane struck," Cacchioli recounted later. "I was taking firefighters up in the elevator to the twenty fourth floor to get in a position to evacuate workers. On the last trip up a bomb went off. We think there were bombs set in the building." (...) An eyewitness who worked in an office near the WTC described his experiences to a reporter for the American Free Press. He was standing in a crowd on Church Street, about two and a half blocks from the South Tower. Just before the South Tower collapsed, he saw "a number of brief light sources being emitted from inside the building between floors 10 and 15." He saw about six of these flashes and at the same time heard a "a crackling sound" just before the tower collapsed." CLIP
Official 9/11 story crumbling under foundational eyewitness testimony
The Coincidence Theorist's Guide to 9/11 - STUNNING COINCIDENCES INDEED!
Jonathan Schell | The Bomb and Karl Rove
Schell asks if perhaps the most important political question is whether the Bush administration is to be held accountable for any of its actions, or whether it now enjoys complete impunity and a free field of action to do whatever it likes -- from waging war to designing and presiding over systems of torture to breaking domestic law.
The Source Beyond Rove (1 Aug 2005)
Condoleezza Rice at the Center of the Plame Scandal - Summary: The evidence of Rices complicity is increasingly damning as it gathers over a six-year twisting chronology of the Nigerien uranium-Wilson-Plame affair, particularly when set beside what we also know very well about the inside operations of the NSC and Rices unique closeness to Bush, her tight grip on her staff, and the power and reach that went with it all. What follows isnt simple. These machinations in government never are, especially in foreign policy. But follow the bouncing ball of Rices deceptions, folly, fraud and culpability. Slowly, relentlessly, despite the evidence, the hoax of the Iraq-Niger uranium emerges as a central thread in the fabricated justification for war, and thus in the Presidents, Rices, and the regimes inseparable credibility. The discrediting of Wilson, in which the outing his CIA wife is irresistible, becomes as imperative for Rice as for Rove and Libby, Bush and Cheney. And when that moment comes, she has the unique authority, and is in a position, to do the deed. Motive, means, opportunityin the classic terms of prosecution, Rice had them all.
Gathering at the Nevada Test Site marking 60th anniversary of Hiroshima & Nagasaki next Aug 4th - 7th in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki. This will be a very big event with lots of opportunities for networking ... There will also be a sunrise ceremony at the Nevada Test Site ... various interfaith spiritual ceremonies on behalf of peace ... lots of workshops, information, etc Details at http:/www.nevadadesertexperience.org/programs/august2005/program.htm
"Each one of us is a child of satyagraha, a tiny seedling of truth-force filled with the capacity to learn, transform, and rejoice. We are called into the service of that abundant beauty present within our need for healing, reconciliation, and peace. We are called to renew our witness to justice at the Test Site and all places and to inspire and empower all relationships within our work, as we remember the genocide of our sisters and brothers in Nagasaki and Hiroshima 60 years ago. Our voice calls out, during this Year of Remembrance and Action, for the immediate ending of nuclear testing at any level and the disarmament and abolition of all nuclear weapons. Our days of dialogue and witness together mark a rebirth, a regeneration of the peoples movement in solidarity with the oneness of all living things." Recommended by Eileen Greene firstname.lastname@example.org>
Life's ingredients found in early universe (29 July 2005)
The molecular building blocks of life had already formed by the time the universe was only a quarter of its present age, new observations by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveal. The research bolsters the case for extraterrestrial life and may shed light on the nature of galaxies in the early universe. Lin Yan, an astronomer at the Spitzer Science Center in Pasadena, California, US, and colleagues used the telescope to observe eight galaxies at an average distance of about 10 billion light years away. The images show the galaxies as they were just 3.5 billion years after the big bang. "In the optical, these galaxies look like little smudges - their light is obscured by dust," says Yan. But Spitzer detects the mid-infrared glow from this dust and is 100 times more sensitive than previous infrared missions. Its spectrometer was able to pick out the signature of complex molecules in two of the galaxies. These molecules, called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), each contain about 100 carbon and hydrogen atoms and are the building blocks of even more complex organic molecules."Detecting these complex molecules such a long time ago really suggests it's not crazy to think about life in another solar system or galaxy," Yan told New Scientist. "There have been 10 billion years for things to form and evolve, and there are so many galaxies." CLIP
Fears for millions as UN says HRT causes cancer (July 30)
HORMONE replacement therapy used by millions of women around the world causes cancer, according to the UN's cancer agency. It also said yesterday that the combined contraceptive pill, also used by millions, causes more types of cancers than previously thought. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which collates existing oncology studies, declared that consistent evidence emerging from studies in the past few years has lead it to reclassify hormonal menopause therapy from "possibly carcinogenic to humans" to "carcinogenic to humans". (...) In 2000, approximately 20 million women in developed countries used HRT, although that number has dropped in recent years as the treatment has been linked to cancer. Many doctors continue to prescribe a low-dose therapy for severe cases, but symptom-specific treatments such as lubricants, blood pressure medication and anti-depressants are becoming increasingly popular. The report also concluded that the combined contraceptive pill causes more types of cancer than previously thought. Previously, the pill had been identified as causing liver cancer. Now, further research has demonstrated that it also slightly increases the risk of breast and cervical cancer, the agency said. However, the investigation also confirmed that the pill decreases the risk of endometrial and ovarian cancers. (...) Worldwide, more than 100 million women - about 10 per cent of all women of reproductive age - currently use combined hormonal contraceptives. Commonly known as "the pill", but also administered through patches and injections, the treatment prevents pregnancy by stopping ovulation and thickening the mucous of the cervix so sperm cannot get through. CLIP
"10th Planet" Discovered (July 29, 2005)
Astronomers have found a new planet in the outer reaches of the solar system. "It's definitely bigger than Pluto." So says Dr. Mike Brown of the California Institute of Technology who announced today the discovery of a new planet in the outer solar system. The planet, which hasn't been officially named yet, was found by Brown and colleagues using the Samuel Oschin Telescope at Palomar Observatory near San Diego. It is currently about 97 times farther from the sun than Earth, or 97 Astronomical Units (AU). For comparison, Pluto is 40 AU from the sun. CLIP
Omega-News Collection 30. July 2005
From: "Karen Kirschbaum" email@example.com>
Subject: Re: The Writing on the Wall Series #41: The Days of the Baddies Are Numbered
Date: 26 Jul 2005
Thank you for another great compilation. I especially like the Greg Szymanski and Bernard Weiner articles and of course Matthew's words.
In regards to the Matthew piece, we have gotten similar information from Heru and the Archangels about the energy that has been ramped up. We have been told that this "wind" is the inflow of an atomic correction. We were told that the reason Creator and the Archangels and all the other higher dimensional light beings cannot operate here in the 3rd dimension is because there is a distortion in the atomic structure in the 3rd D, caused by the dark. This wind is the leading edge of the energy needed to correct that. Unfortunately many people are finding that they feel battered by the wind. It is intense and getting stronger. We have also been told that there is a lot of "space debree" flying around in this hurricane that can be harmful. Take shelter where you can.
We have also been told that the government would fall by late summer/ early fall and that it would look like the Velvet Revolution when the Iron Curtain fell. We were also told that the mezmerizing mind control machines are being shut down and that people will be awakening from their passive hypnotized state.
Oh please, dear God, make it today! We don't have until 2012. We don't have 3 years for the change to come. We need this now!
Much love and light to you dear Jean.
HERE IS SOMETHING THE WHOLE WORLD - AND ESPECIALLY ALL U.S. CITIZENS - CAN AND SHOULD MOBILIZE FOR. NETWORKING THIS WIDELY IS A CIVIC DUTY OF THE HIGHEST ORDER AND A CRUCIAL SERVICE FOR HUMANITY AND ALL LIFE ON EARTH.
From: "Nelly Lewin" firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Not in Our Name Statement of Conscience - Drive Out the Bush Regime!
Date: 28 Jul 2005
As you know, we try to keep you informed of new activities that are in the spirit of the Not In Our Name statement. A few months ago I sent you a report on actions in Washington, in which I argued that compromise over the filibuster was one more case of the Democrats capitulating. I concluded:
"Without the kind of mass upsurge that we witnessed in the 1960s, there is nothing that will prevent the current threatening dynamic from continuing. The world can't wait any longer. We need to be about the business of driving the Bush regime from power."
Hundreds of you responded, many liking the idea but asking how we could do this. I believe the answer is contained in the manifesto and movement for The World Can't Wait -- Drive Out the Bush Regime! and its call for outpourings on the anniversary of Bush's "re-election" this November 2nd and a movement that does not stop until the regime has been driven from power and its direction reversed.
Those of us who crafted this manifesto drew inspiration from the words of the Not In Our Name Statement of Conscience, including these:
"Millions of us worked, talked, marched, poll watched, contributed, voted, and did everything we could to defeat the Bush regime in the last election. This unprecedented effort brought forth new energy, organization, and commitment to struggle for justice. It would be a terrible mistake to let our failure to stop Bush in these ways lead to despair and inaction. On the contrary, this broad mobilization of people committed to a fairer, freer, more peaceful world must move forward. We cannot, we will not, wait until 2008. The fight against the second Bush regime has to start now."
I urge each of you to read, sign, and spread the Call for this movement today and visit their website regularly to participate in this effort. Truly, the world cannot wait.
Sincerely, C. Clark Kissinger
Read and spread the Call for this movement:
The World Can't Wait! Drive Out the Bush Regime!
Mobilize for November 2, 2005
Your government, on the basis of outrageous lies, is waging a murderous and utterly illegitimate war in Iraq, with other countries in their sights.
Your government is openly torturing people, and justifying it.
Your government puts people in jail on the merest suspicion, refusing them lawyers, and either holding them indefinitely or deporting them in the dead of night.
Your government is moving each day closer to a theocracy, where a narrow and hateful brand of Christian fundamentalism will rule.
Your government suppresses the science that doesn't fit its religious, political and economic agenda, forcing present and future generations to pay a terrible price.
Your government is moving to deny women here, and all over the world, the right to birth control and abortion.
Your government enforces a culture of greed, bigotry, intolerance and ignorance.
People look at all this and think of Hitler --and they are right to do so. The Bush regime is setting out to radically remake society very quickly, in a fascist way, and for generations to come. We must act now; the future is in the balance.
Millions and millions are deeply disturbed and outraged by this. They recognize the need for a vehicle to express this outrage, yet they cannot find it; politics as usual cannot meet the enormity of the challenge, and people sense this.
There is not going to be some magical "pendulum swing." People who steal elections and believe they're on a "mission from God" will not go without a fight.
There is not going to be some savior from the Democratic Party. This whole idea of putting our hopes and energies into "leaders" who tell us to seek common ground with fascists and religious fanatics is proving every day to be a disaster, and actually serves to demobilize people.
But silence and paralysis are NOT acceptable. That which you will not resist and mobilize to stop, you will learn -- or be forced -- to accept. There is no escaping it: the whole disastrous course of this Bush regime must be STOPPED. And we must take the responsibility to do it.
And there is a way. We are talking about something on a scale that can really make a huge change in this country and in the world. We need more than fighting Bush's outrages one at a time, constantly losing ground to the whole onslaught. We must, and can, aim to create a political situation where the Bush regime's program is repudiated, where Bush himself is driven from office, and where the whole direction he has been taking society is reversed. We, in our millions, must and can take responsibility to change the course of history.
To that end, on November 2, the first anniversary of Bush's "re-election", we will take the first major step in this by organizing a truly massive day of resistance all over this country. People everywhere will walk out of school, they will take off work, they will come to the downtowns and town squares and set out from there, going through the streets and calling on many more to JOIN US. They will repudiate this criminal regime, making a powerful statement: "NO! THIS REGIME DOES NOT REPRESENT US! AND WE WILL DRIVE IT OUT!"
November 2 must be a massive and public proclamation that WE REFUSE TO BE RULED IN THIS WAY. November 2 must call out to the tens of millions more who are now agonizing and disgusted. November 2 will be the beginning -- a giant first step in forcing Bush to step down, and a powerful announcement that we will not stop until he does so -- and it will join with and give support and heart to people all over the globe who so urgently need and want this regime to be stopped.
This will not be easy. If we speak the truth, they will try to silence us. If we act, they will try to stop us. But we speak for the majority, here and around the world, and as we get this going we are going to reach out to the people who have been so badly fooled by Bush and we are NOT going to stop.
The point is this: history is full of examples where people who had right on their side fought against tremendous odds and were victorious. And it is also full of examples of people passively hoping to wait it out, only to get swallowed up by a horror beyond what they ever imagined. The future is unwritten. WHICH ONE WE GET IS UP TO US.
These next two months are crucial. The call you are reading has to get out to millions right away -- on the internet, passed out as flyers in communities, published as ads in newspapers.
DO NOT WAIT!! GET ORGANIZED!!
If you agree with this statement, add your name to it!!! And do more than that: send it to friends, get them to sign it, organize a meeting, take it to your church, your school, your union, your health club, your barber shop, to concerts and libraries and family gatherings, everywhere you go. Raise money, lots of money. Get people together, make plans to be there on November 2, and to build for it.
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NASA Scientists Told in 1987 Of Government Plot To Attack WTC
July 27 2005
Rene Welch cut a deal with the devil, a deal she recently broke when she went public about her two 1987 encounters with Saudi royals, including two of the bin Laden brothers who claimed the U.S. government was actively involved in pre-arranging 9/11.
Welchs incredible story, first made public in May, has already been verified by one other former NASA scientist. But this week another person present at the meeting also came forward to verify Welchs story.
The meetings with the Saudis took place in Sedona and Pleasant Valley, Arizona, and lasted more than eight hours each time, the bin Ladens revealing in 1987 detailed plans how the U.S. government was planning to attack the World Trade Center, kicking off a global catastrophe, including a massive war in the Middle East.
Besides being verified by Ronald Logsdon, 49, of Philadelphia, a scientist who worked in a NASA program with Welch and also present at the bin Laden meetings, this week long time Sedona resident, Naomi Niles, also verified the Sedona meeting took place.
Yes, I was there at one of the meetings back in 1987, said Niles this week from her Sedona home, adding the details of the story should be left for Logsdon and Welch to describe since she was not a part of the NASA program.
And Welch not only learned about the U.S. governments pre-planning of 9/11 from the bin Ladens back in 1987, but this week from her Albuquerque home Welch added more, saying when working for NASA as a scientist on brain development research in Phoenix, she obtained a secret computer code and was able to uncover the findings of a government-funded project titled Global Cleanse 2000, a study outlining strategies for global war and population reduction.
After learning of the governments evil intentions almost 20 years ago and being a government target ever since, Welch talked about the deal she made with the devil, adding she always had a tacit understanding with FBI and CIA operatives, that if shed shut up and lay low, theyd leave her alone.
But two months ago Welch broke the deal, deciding to tell America what she learned about the U.S. governments pre-planning of 9/11, saying although the storys a hard pill to swallow and may sound unbelievable, she felt the need to risk public humiliation, government harassment and warn Americans anyway.
Just like before, theyll be after me again now that I went public, said Welch who has been drugged and beaten on several occasions by government operatives.
And since she went public in May the harassment stated again, starting in the similar subtle manner it did after she was unexpectedly approached by the Saudis, including the bin Ladens.
But Welch, instead or running and hiding, is now prepared to fight back hard, making public a 200 page document detailing information obtained about the staging of 9/11, Global Cleanse 2000 and about FBI and CIA civil rights violations.
Im naming names and want justice, added Welch.
She also said she wants to document her story in a book, starting from the time she was a military brat, her father being an Air Force B-52 pilot, when at the age of three she displayed exceptional ESP abilities and channeling powers, powers that eventually led her into the NASA program as an adult.
Concerning the 200 page diaries documenting her FBI troubles and knowledge of 9/11, copies of the documents have previously been sent to several members of the former Clinton White House, including Hillary Clinton, as well as to Taos, NM. former district attorney John Paternoster, who Welch approached in 1995 about government death threats.
Paternoster, now in private practice in Taos, recently said he couldnt remember ever meeting Welch or hearing about the bin Laden story.
He knows me and an investigator named Martinez was even assigned to my case, said Welch this week in a telephone conversation from her New Mexico home. I saw him several times and even have kept receipts from his office, given to me regarding the 200 page document I gave him. He just wants the whole thing to go away and is probably afraid to tell the truth.
Regarding possible FBI and CIA further retaliation, she added:
Whats the difference if theyre planning global war and mass population reduction, said Welch. When I worked for NASA Application Technical Center In Phoenix, involved in brain development and mind control projects, I accessed the code for the computers and read a secret project they were working on called Global Cleanse 2000, outlining certain strategies like 9/11 to start a global war and how other strategies regarding how to reduce the worlds population.
Now, again, after I went public, the harassment has started, my phone is tapped and they are starting to mess with my life. This time I am really frightened since they are very serious about keeping people like me, who know too much, quiet since they are getting closer to their objective of destroying this country.
In the past I noticed when I stayed quiet, they left me alone. But when I started talking, the harassment then followed. Thats how I know they are still watching me and have always been watching me.
Welchs claim that two of the outspoken bin Laden brothers, not Osama, told her about the U.S. governments plans to stage 9/11in 1987 is not an idle fantasy or a story made up by a hyper-sensitive persons imagination.
Logsdon, the other NASA employed scientist who worked along side Welch, verified her story this way:
"Two of the bin Laden brothers came some 90 miles from Phoenix, Arizona, and stopped at our doorstep unannounced. Their bodyguards set up a surveillance parameter around our property and others came into our house, taped up the windows and set up a film projector. The people in this motorcade seemed very scared, and presented this as a matter of life and death," recalled Logsdon, who said at the time in 1987 the couple had no idea about the eventual 9/11 implications.
"These men told us to be very cautious and to assume that we were under surveillance by our government. For several hours they showed us films of meetings of key Arabs and U.S. government officials discussing the oil issues. The bottom line was that if the Arabs did not do it their way, the U.S. would simply take their oil by force. They also explained that they have been manipulated into setting up bank accounts where oil profits were siphoned off and were no longer under their control.
"They then explained why the World Trade Centers were the ideal target for this purpose. The two bin Ladens showed us this film because they made it very clear how they did not want to be involved with any U.S. plot to manipulate the Arab governments or start a war."
Regarding the ongoing government harassment to keep her quiet, Welch said a two year period in the mid 1990s was most troubling when an agent infiltrated her life, finally using drugs and other types of physical harassment to get information after gaining her trust.
I wouldnt be honest if I didnt tell you I was scared again and I know some people have a hard time believing this story, but its true, said Welch, recalling the years when she said the agent who used the name Alfred Hermendorf injected her with several types of different drugs.
But I am going to release the information and tell my story in a book because these people are evil and want to destroy America. There is a global catastrophe right around the corner and they may even make it look like a natural disaster. But I saw the plans back in the 1980s and after 9/11. I know it is going to happen unless we quickly get Bush out of power.
Welch and Logsdon became aware of this radical element in our government, trying to create this new world order, when they worked together as scientists at NASAs Application Technical Center Institute in Phoenix.
Together with over 100 "think tank" participants, Logsdon, an engineer, and Welch, a licensed hypnotism -therapist and head of the Global Elite Scientists Club, were developing technology to better understand the brains memory and psychic ability capacities.
The pair came up with they called the "light and sound" machine, receiving much praise during the 80s for what was thought then to be ground breaking work. It was this project that eventually brought them in contact with the bin Ladens, creating the backdrop for why they both know 9/11 was a staged U.S. government event.
"They (at NASA) ended up stealing our work and then after the bin Laden incident denied knowing that Rene and I even existed," said Logsdon. Get Alex Jones and Paul Joseph Watson's books, ALL Alex's documentary films, films by other authors, audio interviews and special reports. Sign up at Prison Planet.tv
Kay Griggs, Former Marine Colonel's Wife, Talks Again About Military Assassin Squads, Drug Running, Illegal Weapon Deals And Sexual Perversion Deep Within The Highest Levels Of U.S. Military And Government (July 25, 2005)
For 11 long years, Kay Griggs heard all the messy details from her military husband, usually while he was drinking before going into one of his drunken stupors. First going public in 1998 in an eight hour video interview with a truth-seeking Michigan pastor and FM radio broadcaster, she now is back after 9/11 to warn Americans to beware of the evil lurking within the highest levels of government, bound and determined to destroy America. CLIP
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The Kogi Of Columbia Are Being Exterminated By The US
From WJG Anthony
Dear Jeff, There is a genocidal atrocity underway in Colombia that threatens a highly sophisticated precolombian tribe known as the Kogi.
If you aren't familiar with these people, they are extraordinary, and I urge you to take an interest. The documentary mentioned below is one of the most extraordinary films I've witnessed. Please have a look.
I'm pasting from a thread on the Democratic Underground BB. Links are included for further information included details of how their land has been ruined by the drug irradication poisons.
Thanks and keep up the good work,
Silent US Genocide against the "Heart of the World: Kogi Indians"
My head is EXPLODING! I am so outraged right now at what I have just learned about what has been done to the beautiful Kogi tribe of South America by the MURDEROUS thugs controlling our country.
Let me explain: In the early 90's I saw a documentary called "From the Heart of the World: A Message from the Elder Brothers"
It haunted me for years- a BBC employee made the film. I saw it once and could not stop thinking about it for years. I finally tracked it down, thanks to the net, and corresponded briefly with the man who made the documentary and discovered that I could get a copy.
In short, the message from the Elder Brothers, as the Kogi refer to themselves, was based in CENTURIES of spiritual teaching regarding a mountain which they believe is the heart of the world- the message? When the mountain began to die, so would the world. HELLO? Global warming has fulfilled this warning.
Well, I just went to the Foundation trust site for the Kogi and found this: An Open Letter to the President of the United States: PLEASE READ IT AND FULLY COMPREHEND WHAT HAS HAPPENED. http:/www.taironatrust.org
Like I said, knowing what little I do know about the Kogi, one of the last Indigenous peoples to remain as they have for CENTURIES on the planet, a BEAUTIFUL society living in complete harmony with the planet, my head is exploding. The utter EVIL that the Bushites are doing on this planet MUST stop. NOW.
About the Kogi: http:/www.labyrinthina.com/kogi.htm
"The Kogi know secrets about nature that would make our scientists rethink their ideas on the environment and the universe. They have a presence about them that commands respect. The power of their mind is beyond comprehension. But few people outside of Colombia know who they are and what they represent. Why do they call themselves the Elder Brothers and how can we learn to live in the spiritual world that this lost tribe lives in?
8 years ago I saw an amazing video called "From the Heart of the World, The Elder Brothers Warning." It was about a unique indigenous community that lived in Northern Colombia who say they are keeping the world in balance. I was so impressed with these people because they are still living with the same spiritual values and traditions of their ancestors. But the ecological warning the Kogi shared touched a nerve and made me realize they may be right."
Please consider supporting to the Tairona Foundation- they will send you a copy of the documentary and believe me, it will change your life.
Open Letter To The President Of The United States
From WJG Anthony
COLOMBIA -- About fumigations in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
I work for a French NGO , "Tchendukua" whose goal is to recuperate land for the Kogi Indians living in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia.
In 2000 we bought, La Luna, a land, with access to the sea, It was the first time since the Spanish invasion, the Kogis had a low land. They where so happy, full of hope.
At the end of June 2004, La Luna became an " Indigenous Reserve" , a protected area...
The Sierra is also one of the UNESCO's "Biosphere Reserves".
Fifteen days later, on July 17th, a plane from Dyncorp passed only once to fumigate La Luna. That was enough to provoke a complete disaster. Some days ago, I saw the rushes of a second movie we have made on the Kogis.
Now, La Luna is like some places in Asia after the tsunami... I could not believe it.
The Kogis took five years to regenerate the soil, now they will have to wait, at least, five more years to replant. Everything is contaminated and the streams are dry because there are no more trees to retain water. What are they going to eat? What are they going to drink? Where to go? Tchendukua's director in Santa Marta organized some time ago with the Kogis and the farmers around, the eradication of coca by hand. There was no coca in La Luna.
It is impossible that your sophisticated planes are unable to detect Indians villages.
In the movie there is a scene with a Kogi shaman sitting in front of his house, in the middle of the devastation. He is crying.
This image is unbearable and it will remain in my memory forever. Yes, Mr. Bush, an image can turn people really angry.
Remember the picture of Nick Ut showing a little girl naked, burned by US Napalm, running on a road in Vietnam. This image had an incredible impact in America.
Condolezza Rice wants Colombia to change its laws and spray in National Parks such as La Macarena, El Catatumbo, La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, etc...
To achieve that dirty job, a new aerial base for fumigation planes will be build, $125 million US.
The fumigation of La Luna on July 17th 2004 was completely illegal.
In the Sierra, Kogis, Arsarios-Wiwas, Kankuamos and Arhuacos are starting to have health problems , especially children (see notes-page 14).
In Vietnam, after 45 years, Agent Orange is still active. The new poisoned cocktail is called Agent Green. If you take the ingredients one by one, it doesn't seem so dangerous. If you mix them, highly concentrated, it is a terrible weapon. The mixture is made with Monsanto Round Up Ultra, Cosmoflux 411F (illegal in the US), POEA and the fungus fusarium oxysporum EN-4.
Dr David Sands, an American scientist who made some researches on EN-4 admits (interview with the BBC-2000) that you can call it a Green Warfare or a Biological Warfare.
When you had a few cases of Anthrax in your country it was immediately called a terrorist biological attack...
The Dutch government donated 500.000 euros for the eradication of coca by hand in the Amazonas and the Sierra. A part of this donation is dedicated for substitution cultures and social development.
The Netherlands asked the parks director, Julia Miranda, to confirm whether the decision to fumigate on the protected aeras was definitive, because if it were so, "it could be motive to request the suspension of activities financed by his Embassy".
Mr. Bush, you and your government, you will be responsible for the genocide or ethnocide (see notes-page 10)) of the most ancient and sophisticated precolombian cultures in Colombia.
The proper name for this worthless so-called drugwar is BIOLOGICAL and CHEMICAL WARFARE.
Before writing this, I've asked to a Dr in Molecular Biology if I could use those words, the answer was yes.
Mr. Bush, will you dare to say that you are doing this "In the Name of God"?
Where are the courageous American scientists who helped to stop the fumigations with Agent Orange in Vietnam in 1971?
REQUIEM FOR THE SIERRA NEVADA DE SANTA MARTA... AND MANY OTHER PLACES!
Economic and Social Council
Distr. GENERAL E/CN.4/2005/88/Add.2 10 November 2004
COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS Sixty-first session Item 15 of the
Human rights and indigenous issues. Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people, Mr. Rodolfo Stavenhagen Addendum MISSION TO COLOMBIA*
On the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, an area visited by the Special Rapporteur, the Kankuamo people (3,000 families, 13,000 people and 12 communities), who live inside the "black line" which marks the traditional boundary of their territory, are now in the process of reclaiming their indigenous identity. Their lands have been recognized, but no reserve has yet been established. Guerrilla groups started arriving in the 1980s and AUC set up a base there in the 1990s, with the result that the number of kidnappings and murders escalated to a level far above the rural and regional average, particularly from 1998 onwards. It was then that the massacres of indigenous people, the mass displacements, the blockades and the forced confinement of communities to their villages began. More than 300 families are reportedly still displaced as a result of attacks and threats of various kinds. The accounts given to the Special Rapporteur testified to the continued ethnic cleansing, genocide and ethnocide of the Kankuamo people despite the protective and precautionary measures requested by the Ombudsman and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and several urgent appeals by a number of special mechanisms of the Commission on Human Rights.
Indigenous organizations described to the Special Rapporteur the adverse effects of indiscriminate spraying, including environmental damage to the topsoil, fauna, flora and water, the destruction of subsistence crops and direct damage to human health, including birth defects. The Special Rapporteur was also told that there are technical and scientific studies to substantiate these assertions. The indigenous peoples see the aerial spraying of coca plantations as yet another violation of their human rights and, save for a few occasions when they have given their consent, actively oppose the practice; this position again brands them as guerrilla sympathizers, as happened after the rights marches organized by certain indigenous communities to protest against the spraying. The Office of the Ombudsman has received 318 complaints concerning spraying operations in three municipalities in Putumayo in July 2002 and their effect on 6,070 families and 5,034 hectares of land.
Date: 26 Jul 2005
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Superflu is being brewed in the lab
Exclusive from New Scientist Print Edition
Rachel Nowak, Melbourne
After the worldwide alarm triggered by 2003's SARS outbreak, it might seem reckless to set about creating a potentially far more devastating virus in the lab. But that is what is being attempted by some researchers, who argue that the dangers of doing nothing are even greater.
We already know that the H5N1 bird flu virus ravaging poultry farms in Asia can be lethal on the rare occasions when it infects people. Now a team is tinkering with its genes to see if it can turn into a strain capable of spreading from human to human. If they manage this, they will have created a virus that could kill tens of millions if it got out of the lab.
Many researchers say experiments like this are needed to answer crucial questions. Why can a few animal flu viruses infect humans? What makes the viruses deadly? And what changes, if any, would enable them to spread from person to person and cause pandemics that might prove far worse than that of 1918? Once we know this, they argue, we will be better prepared for whatever nature throws at us.
Others disagree. It is not clear how much we can learn from such work, they argue. And they point out that it is already possible to create a vaccine by other means. The work is simply too dangerous, they say.
"I'm getting bombarded from both sides," says Ronald Atlas, head of the Center for Deterrence of Biowarfare and Bioterrorism at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. "Some say that this sort of research is dangerous because of the risk of the virus escaping or being using in bioterrorism, and others that it's good science."
Rodents and monkeys
Some researchers refuse to discuss their plans. But Jacqueline Katz at the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, told New Scientist her team is already tweaking the genes of the H5N1 bird flu virus that killed several people in Hong Kong in 1997, and those of the human flu virus H3N2.
She is testing the ability of the new viruses to spread by air and cause disease in ferrets, whose susceptibility to flu appears to be remarkably similar to ours.
Albert Osterhaus of Erasmus University in Rotterdam in the Netherlands plans to test altered viruses on rodents and macaque monkeys. Other groups are also considering similar experiments, he says.
If such work were to show that H5N1 could cause a human pandemic, everything that is happening in Asia would be even more alarming, Osterhaus argues. If, on the other hand, it failed to transform H5N1 into a highly contagious human virus, we could relax. "It becomes a veterinary health problem, not a public health problem. That would be an enormous relief."
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'Pig disease' may be spreading between humans (01 August 2005)
Vaccines to combat a deadly pig-borne disease were flown to south-western China on Sunday, where the spread of the rare illness has already killed 36 people and infected 198. The unusually high numbers of people infected by the swine disease has led scientists to speculate that it may be being spread from human-to-human - or that another disease entirely is to blame. Streptococcus suis type II, although relatively common in swine, spreads to humans extremely rarely, and the size and virulence of this current outbreak, in the province of Sichuan, has taken the World Health Organization by surprise. CLIP
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Mysterious Illness Spreads In Sichuan China (July 25, 2005)
Mass Executions Of Bird Flu Infected Humans In China? (July 24)
(...) The following article is about closed meetings in major cities e.g. Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. It says officials are on the highest alert status in China's history and suggests that the number of human victims might be big. The meetings mainly handled two kinds of diseases. One was Ebola fever. Officials were instructed, all patients or victims will be sent to military hospital. The other one was bird flue. The Media is prohibited to handle ANY news on these diseases.
Bioterrorist pandemic (07/26/05)
Typical/vintage Sorcha Faals fear-mongering but she might be onto something this time...
Flu Pandemic Sweeps World, Hundreds of Millions of Birds Are First Victims, United States Vaccine Effort Crippled By Loss of 50 Million Doses
July 25, 2005
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Russian Subscribers
In a virtual replay of last centuries Spanish Flu Epidemic coinciding with World War I, the world today faces one of its greatest trials as yet another Flu Pandemic continues its terrifying march around the world as Total Global War promises a massive realignment of the worlds power structures, but not towards more freedom for human beings, but rather towards total human subjugation.
The ominous signs today coming from around the world are echoing our warnings contained in our June 23ed report titled "New Zealand Grinds to Halt as Massive Flu Epidemic Hits Tens of Thousands and Children Begin Dying" and wherein we had stated, In what Russian Scientists are calling a prelude to the World Wide Flu Pandemic soon to overtake a defenseless world, the country of New Zealand has ground to virtual halt from a massive flu epidemic, and as we can read as reported by the New Zealand Herald in their article titled "Flu epidemic hits hospital hard" and which says;
"Elective surgery has been postponed as Hawke's Bay Hospital reels from the impact of the flu bug and other viruses which have hit staff and patients and filled its beds. The hospital is "full to capacity", Hawke's Bay District Health Board's chief operating officer Ray Lind said."
Most disturbing about this epidemic is its targeting of children, and as we can read as reported by New Zealands Dominion Post in their article titled "Flu is killing our kids" and which says; "A deadly strain of influenza B has claimed three young lives in the past six weeks and is now an epidemic among children in the North Island. The Health Ministry appealed for vigilance yesterday after revealing that the flu outbreak, which has struck thousands of children and swept through schools around the country, had killed a third victim."
Todays news shows that children have now begun to die in other countries of the world, and as we can read as reported by the Reuters News Service in their article titled "Havana on health alert after eight children die" and which says, "Cuban health authorities urged Havana residents on Sunday to take extra hygiene precautions as they investigate the deaths of eight children from an unknown cause. The statement said children were particularly susceptible, and in some cases high fever and other complications developed. "In this context eight deaths among minors have occurred which are being meticulously investigated," the communique, broadcast during the government's nightly television newscast, said. While children die at high rates in developing countries from various diseases, such deaths are rare in Communist Cuba, which takes pride in a relatively well-developed and free health care system."
Russian Scientists are speculating that the introduction to Cuba of this particular strain of Bird Flu came from Chinese relief supplies given to Cuba in the wake of a devastating hurricane storm, and as we can read as reported by the Taipei Times News Service in their article titled "Bird-flu virus is found in Chinese frozen duck export" that shows this Bird Flu strain can be transmitted by foods, "The bird flu virus was found in processed frozen duck meat shipped for human consumption from China to Japan two years ago -- another reminder of how easily the disease can cross borders and how hard it is to kill, health officials said.
In a recent study published online in the journal Virology, a team of Japanese researchers reported a form of the H5N1 virus was found in duck meat exported from China's Shandong Province into Japan in 2003. The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday this was not the first time the virus has been found in processed meat, but it stressed the findings illustrate the virus' strength and presence in Asian poultry stocks."
Though the Bird Flu virus can be killed in these foods by strict cooking measures the conditions in Cuba after the hurricane storm devastated their electrical power systems and their abilities to provide cooking fuels to their citizens leading to the consumption of these Bird Flu virus infested foods from China.
Also being hit with this Bird Flu virus is Australia, and where like their counterparts in New Zealand last month, and Cuba today, the most affected are the children, and as we can read as reported by the Australian Herald Sun News Service in their article titled "Flu crisis hits kids' hospital" and which says, "A flood of flu-struck children is creating a crisis at the Royal Children's Hospital. Up to 50 children a day are attending the emergency department and some have been stranded for hours awaiting admission. The peak in winter illness has filled the hospital to capacity and forced the cancellation of elective surgery. "One of the problems is when the public are sick, so are the staff, but we have less staff sickness than we would otherwise," Dr Cull said. Dr Cull praised the staff for their exemplary care under pressure. He said children whose surgery was cancelled yesterday would hopefully be operated on next week. "The winter peak is most striking at children's hospitals. It has been building up for three months and is at its peak now but we don't see any sign of it going away."
But of even greater concern to World Health Scientists are the reports from China that an even greater, and more dangerous, variant of the Bird Flu virus is emerging, and as we can read as reported by the United Press International News Service in their article titled "Strange flu-like illness hits rural China" and which says, "A strange illness has killed 17 farmers and 12 others were in critical condition Sunday in China's Sichuan province. Health Department officials believe the illness is caused by streptococcus suis, a bacteria typically spread by pigs, Red Nova.com is reporting from a China Daily story. Officials are denying the disease is SARS or avian flu, which have attacked Asia in recent years.Initial symptoms of the illness are fever, nausea, vomiting and hemorrhaging.
A Health Department statement said 58 people had come down with symptoms by mid-Saturday in the towns of Ziyang and Neijiang. Two have been sent home and 27 are recovering in the hospital. A special team was sent to Sichuan in recent days to investigate and attempt to control a possible outbreak. Initially, authorities had thought the illness might be the bird flu virus -- which killed 56 people in Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia, and ruined poultry flocks across Asia."
Assurances from China though have fallen on deaf ears among the worlds scientists as the evidence mounts that they have been keeping from the world critical evidence needed to combat this Pandemic, and as we can read as reported by Britains Telegraph News Service in their article titled China withholds vital information for tackling deadly bird flu virus" and which says;
"The Chinese government has failed to provide global health agencies with vital information on recent bird flu outbreaks - caused by a lethal mutating virus that experts say could rapidly spread around the world and potentially kill tens of millions of people. Three outbreaks of avian flu have affected western China in recent months but the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other international agencies have received neither the information nor virus samples from infected birds that they requested from Beijing."
The reasons for the withholding of this most vital information may be related to a much greater dire level this Pandemic has reached in this country, and as we can read as reported by the Recombinomics Scientific News Service in their report titled "Raging Stage 6 Bird Flu Pandemic in China?" and which says;
"Hey, are we going to war? Something's not right. I can see many armoured vehicles and soldiers with guns on the road. I can ever hear planes in the air. Rumor has it that they're from Yushu (i believe that this's a location, but i'm not sure which) Can someone please clarify what's happening?"
"They're over here too. I can see hundreds of troops, many of whom are in full battle order. I'm from Yushu"
The above is a translation of messages appearing on July 20. Today boxan is providing a translation of part of the message, but a translation of the longer message seems more appropriate, in light of the WHO warning based on new H5N1 bird flu outbreaks in Indonesia and Russia. The above exchange appears to be between two students in southeastern Qinghai Province. The commentary is unconfirmed, but if true, would certainly suggest a stage 6 pandemic in China."
To the warnings of this Bird Flu Pandemic given by nature itself with the deaths of birds we had previously warned about in our February 21st report titled "Avian Flu Death Toll in Hundreds of Millions of Earths Animals, Information on All Americans Stolen in Worlds Largest Theft, Spur Global Panic" and wherein we stated, From the American news magazine, The New Yorker, their writer, Michael Specter has said, "The vicious avian flu that has killed dozens of people in Vietnam, Thailand, and elsewhere in the region "has caused the deaths of hundreds of millions of animals in nearly a dozen Asian countries" in the past two years and could kill millions of people if it becomes capable of spreading efficiently among humans."
CLIP - Read the rest at http:/www.whatdoesitmean.com/index787.htm (with lots of links provided!)
Subject: Dr. Horowitz's "Iatrogenocide" of Vaccine Mercury: Call for Nuremberg-type Trial
Date: 27 Jul 2005
"Iatrogenocide" Using a Mercury-based Vaccine Preservative Thimerosal: An International Call for Nuremberg-type Trial Proceedings for the World's People versus "BigPharma"
"I devoted time to study this issue because I believe that this is a moral crisis that must be addressed. If, as the evidence suggests, our public-health authorities knowingly allowed the pharmaceutical industry to poison an entire generation of American children, their actions arguably constitute one of the biggest scandals in the annals of American medicine."
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council
Leonard G. Horowitz, D.M.D., M.A., M.P.H.
The following excellent article by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., urgent reading for every responsible parent and health professional, falls short of grasping the full magnitude of gross negligence, institutional malfeasance, and moral corruption of government agency officials in collaboration with vaccine industrialists pertaining to the proved link between autism and mercury intoxication.
The iatrogenic (physician-induced) illness of autism is not the only attack against humanity vectored by the vaccine industry. HIV/AIDS is another provable outcome of this same pseudoscientific politically-empowered cryptocracy. (See http:/www.originofAIDS.com)
A most applicable term for their enterprise is genocide. Plain and simple this is the mass killing and pharmaceutical-enslaving of people for profit and politics. This unconscionable behavior is justified by medical deity ideology that we should intoxicate children in the best interest of humanity. This is lunacy, if not criminality.
Attorney Kennedy writes this hideous history of medical maliciousness is largely attributable to naïve scientists and vaccine practitioners. But there is more here than meets the eye.
This covert, environmentally-polluting, life-threatening cartel has operated beyond reproach by justice officials since the time the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) merged with the Nazi-infested I.G. Farben Company resulting in the decartelization formation of modern chemo-pharmaceutical company giants like Bayer, Hoechst, BASF and others we irreverently call "BigPharma"-the contemporary alliance of multinational drug company giants. (See CIA links to I.G. Farben including their role in the Anthrax Mailings at:
Whereby the CIA's crimes against humanity, and/or those of its officials and financial benefactors, including companies such as Merck, Bayer A.G, Litton Industries, and others, have been condemned internationally, and by many members of the U.S. Congress, on several occasions without effecting sanctions that prevent this covert cabal from engaging in similar crimes against humanity.
Whereas the CIA oversees the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) concerning issues of infectious disease surveillance and response, vaccination preparedness, and bioterrorism that may be threatening to U.S.
national security interests; (See Reference 51 in previous linked article on CIA.)
Whereas this determined liability of U.S.-directed vaccine injury (i.e.,
genocide) poses an economic threat to U.S. national security and CIA credulity.
Whereas the CDC and Institute of Medicine (IoM) are heavily accused by Attorney Kennedy in this report, as being largely responsible for these torts, implying medical experimentation and politically permitted malpractices violating the public's health, and that responsibility for these agency officials' malfeasance may ultimately rest with the CIA,
Whereas such orders and/or administrative directives are likely to be classified intelligence, not available for standard judicial procedures of discovery in lieu of claimed U.S. national security interest and CIA involvements.
In lieu of these determinations, the contentious defense advanced by Attorney Kennedy to explain these matters of civil urgency, these atrocities against humanity linked by corporate genealogy to Nazi benefactors, is known as the "Nuremberg defense," that is, "We were just following orders," "We believed we were doing the right thing according to [CDC-issued] protocols."
Now the "Nuremberg defense," according to international law, may be discouraged and/or disallowed when used by Defendants of "crimes against humanity." The relative heinousness of these crimes depends on the social and/or political context in which these crimes are judged. Quoting, for instance, from encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com:
"A crime against humanity is an act of persecution against a group [in this case the world's children] so heinous as to warrant punishment under international law. The term was first used in the preamble of the Hague Convention of 1907, and subsequently used during the Nuremberg trials as a charge for actions such as the Holocaust which did not violate a specific treaty but were deemed to require punishment.
The term has been criticized for being extremely vague and for being politically defined. For example, Nazi attempts to eliminate certain ethnic groups were treated as crimes against humanity, yet Soviet attempts to eliminate certain economic groups were not."
Medical experimentation on coerced, falsely informed, and bewildered populations was judged a high crime during the Nuremberg trials for which the International Military Tribunal rejected the "Nuremberg defense."
Likewise, "murder, extermination, [pharmaceutical] enslavement, deportation and other inhumane acts done against any civilian population, or persecutions on political, racial, or religious grounds," were condemned.
Principle VII of the Nuremberg Code holds that complicity in the commission of crimes against humanity are crimes under international law.
In People v. Adams (1990 Cal. App. 3d 1431, 265 Cal. Rptr. 568; California Court of Appeals No. C003631), the court reinforced an earlier determination that "A person of adult years and in sound mind has the right, in the exercise of control over his own body, to determine whether or not to submit to lawful medical treatment." Yet today, parents are forced, through threatened access to schools and workplaces, and loss of child custody to government social service agencies, to have their children vaccinated despite their philosophical and/or religious objections.
The civil tort in this malfeasance, arguably, if not definitively, a crime against humanity, involves elements common to both People v. Adams and Nuremberg trials. The act of political persecution of school children and their families on medical grounds, alleged in the interest of public health by organizations and agencies that claim the special privilege of secrecy for "national security," and which disregards people's religious and constitutional freedom to abstain from physical attack with needles, toxic chemicals, mutated genetics, and microbial foreign agents in and through vaccinations and TB skin tests, is arguably criminal.
Peruse the following article by Robert Kennedy, Jr. Pass it around. Another impotent congressional investigation into the atrocities of BigPharma, with its revolving doors through the CIA, FDA and CDC, is not indicated. It is time conscientious citizens of the world, all children-loving people everywhere, demand another Nuremberg-like investigation and trial in service to Divine justice and humanity.
CLIP - Read the rest at http:/www.wavelengths.cc/050725newsrelease.asp
From: "Chris Gruener" email@example.com>
Subject: FW: Brief flash video collection
Date: 30 Jul 2005
Hello Jean. I have been enjoying and appreciating your collections, as always. I thought you might find the collection of materials below of interest. Please feel free to edit and reorganize them if you should decide to publish them in your ERN mailings.
Peace and Light,
Brief flash video collection and several related articles:
Are you aware that the Bush administration and many of its corporate sponsors offer this vision for our future (brief video): http:/homepage.mac.com/duffyb/nobush/iMovieTheater145.html
In their minds this vision justifies these kinds of means: http:/thereitis.org/linkto/depletedUranium.swf
(This brief video is difficult to watch, but calls us to find another way forward.)
This video, http:/www.indybay.org/uploads/legacy.wmv , shows where that vision is leading us in Iraq and elsewhere. Of equal importance, you will observe George Bush and his allies demonstrate the psychological process of "projection" through a montage of outright lies as speakers display alienation from themselves and from the truth of America's abuse of power. For a more detailed exploration of this projective process please see the attached fascinating article "The Madness of George W. Bush".
There is however, another way of looking at the world. Please visit http:/www.bigpicturesmallworld.com/BPCodaMovie.html for a Big Picture perspective on our situation.
Winning the peace - really, really winning the peace once and for all - requires keeping this "Big Picture" in mind while we make the choices that move us forward down one path or the other as portrayed so clearly on this brief video... http:/www.bigpicturesmallworld.com/winningpeace.html
And frankly, we are all prone (programmed actually) to shy away from acting on, or even attending to, our perilous condition! Sadly, we all suffer from some degree of "Political Apathy Disorder".
It's a lot to think about - so many difficult choices and so much hard work ahead for all of us. Facing the real challenges to our survival is enough to take your breath away! http:/www.bigpicturesmallworld.com/TenSeconds/introTenSeconds.html
But before you leave to catch your breath and tackle all those tasks and choices, please take a moment to relax with http:/positivepause.com/en - the pause that refreshes - and know that you are connected with a vast community of allies that grows stronger every day. We share your vision, your hope and your commitment. There is no real lack of resources to solve our problems. In fact, there is http:/www.PLENTY.org of everything we need to survive and thrive on this planet if we are willing to share what we have and work together as http:/www.ONE.org
What none of us can do alone we will surely accomplish together!
Thanks for being on our team.
UN Summit must act to stop Niger food crisis happening again
27 July 2005
In 50 days time, world leaders have the opportunity to prevent food crises like Niger ever happening again, says international aid agency Oxfam.
A reserve fund to provide immediate emergency money is on the agenda of the UN Summit in New York starting on 14 September, which is billed as the biggest meeting of world leaders in history.
Oxfam believes UN member states should commit an additional $1 billion into this emergency fund on top of their existing humanitarian aid levels, so that when a country such as Niger needs assistance, money would be available immediately.
3.6 million people including 800,000 children, face a major food crisis in Niger, however the UN emergency appeal and the World Food Program appeal for the food crisis in West Africa are still not fully funded.
"It is outrageous that the world waits until children are dying before acting to save them. The UN launched their appeal for Niger in November 2004, but it wasn't until international TV crews arrived last week that money really started coming in. The amounts asked for are paltry. A small proportion of the new money pledged at the G8 would cover it. Money for Niger will eventually arrive, but it will be too late for many," said Bernice Romero, Oxfam Internationals Advocacy Director.
The World Food Program appeal for $16 million is still only 40 per cent funded. The UN emergency appeal for $30 million has only received $10 million, although more has been pledged.
Had this money been given six months ago, it would have cost $1 per person affected per day to prevent the food crisis in Niger, Mali and Mauritania. It will now take about $80 to save each starving person.
"Starvation does not have to be inevitable. The food crisis in Niger was predicted months ago and could easily have been prevented if funding was immediately available. In 50 days time, world leaders must set up a UN emergency fund to stop food crises like Niger ever happening again," said Bernice Romero.
Donate to the West Africa food crisis appeal Oxfam GB
SHE IS PERFECTLY RIGHT!
Viewpoint on the Make Poverty History campaign
By Tracy Worcester
The Make Poverty History (MPH) campaign is based on the assumption that the majority of Africans would benefit from a western style growth-economy. Such an economy is highly profitable for the international trading companies owned by African or European elites but not so good for the 70% of Africans who still live on the land. In the name of debt relief, fair trade and development these people are being uprooted and pushed into slums. The current system is based on measuring progress in terms of GDP, which is nothing more than a measure of annual financial transactions, with no distinction between positive and negative transactions. This means that GDP increases with more crime (more prisons have to be built), more water pollution (more bottled water is sold) and more cancer (more drugs are sold). In this way of measuring progress, land based, relatively self sufficient communities, who by their very nature do not generate many financial transactions, are considered poor and backward. To the extent that they are allowed to stay on the land they are encouraged to produce mono crops for export rather than producing a range of products for local needs. In addition the school curriculum is geared to getting them educated for jobs in an urban economy. The urban bias in the schools encourages the young to see farming as primitive and dirty.
We also need to question the notion that trade fair, or otherwise can be a means of reducing poverty in todays global economy. Does it really make sense for Africa to use her land and water to provide the west with flowers, coffee, cotton etc. These products utilise the land and resources that have sustained rural communities for centuries. Even if fair trade projects seek to provide a better price for producers, they are still serving distant markets reliant on the whims of western consumers, vulnerable to a glut in the market and currency fluctuations. As industry becomes ever more mechanized, there are not enough, even of these fair trade, jobs to go around.
A recent UN report says that if present trends continue, by 2050 3.5 billion people will live in urban slums. Poverty alleviation cannot be achieved by uprooting millions of rural people.
There are good intentions behind the MPH campaigns but it does not get to the root of the creation of poverty. We need a different development paradigm from the export led economy that created the Third World Debt debacle in the first place. Instead of continuing to serve export markets, controlled by multinational corporations and banks, Africa needs to have the freedom to answer the needs of their own people before growing for export.
By embracing poverty reduction through global trade, the MPH is promoting a system that transforms unique communities into mass consumers, homogenizes diverse cultural traditions, destroys biodiversity, depends on fossil fuels (green house gasses) and creates an expanding stream of waste that the biosphere simply cannot absorb. It is widening the gap between rich and poor world wide and leading to increased levels of crime and violence. In the name of efficiency and growth it is dividing us from each other and from the natural world upon which we ultimately depend.
Check also their Global Village news editorial at http:/www.gvnr.com/101/editorial.htm and review the whole August issue at http:/www.gvnr.com/
EXCELLENT ARTICLE REMINDING US TO NOT SHY AWAY FROM USING OUR DISCERNMENT
Date: 29 Jul 2005
From: Aluna Joy - Pilgrimages & Sessions firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Spiritual Wolves - Claiming Spiritual Independence
Center of the Sun - JULY/AUGUST 2005 Issue
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