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CURRENT EVENTS

Nov 03 08:35

Human bones and shoe found near Steve Fossett crash site

Mr Anderson said searchers also found Mr Fossett's tennis shoes, his Illinois driver's license and credit cards. The shoes and driver's license had animal bite marks on them.

"This reinforces our theory that animals dragged him away," he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How very green of him!

Nov 03 08:10

Supreme Court hears case over American Indian land

The Narragansett Indian Tribe bought a 31-acre (12.5-hectare) lot in 1991, saying it would be used for "economic development" and housing for the elderly and poor.

However, the state of Rhode Island, fearing the tribe really wants to create a tax-free zone or build a casino, sued to block the Narragansetts from putting the land into federal trust, which would essentially free it from state and local law.

Nov 02 10:59

Locked in toilet for four days

A MAN has told how he endured four days trapped in a toilet at his local bowling club.

David Leggat, 55, had to endure 16 hours a day in complete darkness with no food, no heating and no idea when help would arrive.

Crucially, he had no mobile phone to summon rescuers. And because the lavatory is in the depths of the building, his cries for help went unheard, the UK's Daily Mail reported.

Sleep was practically impossible on the cold, hard tiles and the only way to keep warm was by putting his feet in a sink he filled with hot water.

Nov 02 10:15

No charges but US may never release Guantánamo Chinese

Seventeen Chinese prisoners who have been held for nearly seven years in Guantánamo Bay will be informed on Monday that they could spend the rest of their lives behind bars, even though they face no charges and have been told by a judge they should be freed.

No country is willing to accept them and the US justice department has now blocked moves for them to be allowed to go to the US mainland, where they had been offered a home by refugee and Christian organisations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable. A life sentence for these guys, "...even though they face no charges and have been told by a judge they should be freed."

There are a number of ways to characterize what is going on at Gitmo.

One can talk about torture, no civil liberties, no due process, and absolutely no relation to what is thought of as traditional American jurisprudence; a stain on America's moral character, and a blight on the international opinion of this country which will take years to overcome.

However, there is another way to view what is happening at Gitmo.

Consider it a kind of "laboratory" in which this government tests how carry out any - or all - of the above on American citizens right here in this country, if there is any kind of "national emergency" leading to the declaration of martial law.

And for those who think it "that can't happen here", please think again.

As reported on 2 October, 2008
http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/7/us_army_denies_unit_will_be

"In a barely noticed development, a US Army unit is now training for domestic operations under the control of US Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command. An initial news report in the Army Times newspaper last month noted that in addition to emergency response the force “may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control.” The military has since claimed the force will not be used for civil unrest, but questions remain."

Questions, indeed. As reported in "Uruknet.com", 25 September 2008,

http://www.uruknet.de/?p=m47519"

"the mission assigned to the nearly 4,000 troops of the First Brigade Combat Team does not consist merely of rescuing victims of terrorist attacks. An article that appeared earlier this month in the Army Times ("Brigade homeland tours start Oct. 1"), a publication that is widely read within the military, paints a different and far more ominous picture"

"They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control," the paper reports. It quotes the unit’s commander, Col. Robert Cloutier, as saying that the 1st BCT’s soldiers are being trained in the use of "the first ever nonlethal package the Army has fielded." The weapons, the paper reported, are "designed to subdue unruly or dangerous individuals without killing them."

The equipment includes beanbag bullets, shields and batons and equipment for erecting roadblocks.

"I was the first guy in the brigade to get Tasered," Cloutier told the Army Times. He described the effects of the electroshock weapon as "your worst muscle cramp ever—times 10 throughout your whole body."

"The colonel’s remark suggests that, in preparation for their "homefront" duties, rank-and-file troops are also being routinely Tasered. The brutalizing effect and intent of such a macabre training exercise is to inure troops against sympathy for the pain and suffering they may be called upon to inflict on the civilian population using these same "non-lethal" weapons."

The timing - and true mission - of this deployment are deeply worrisome.

Nov 02 09:47

Americans Murdering Their Judges, and the US Crisis of Judicial Corruption

In the headlines are the appalling news stories of Americans carrying out murderous attacks on judges and their families. In a matter of days, one judge was shot and killed in his own courtroom, while another judge had family members brutally murdered in their home.

These news stories are, however, related to another news story, which is the most taboo subject of the American media - the expanding crisis of corruption among American judges and lawyers. At question is whether the deepening despair of Americans about their own legal system, is fueling some of these violent attacks on judges.

Nov 02 09:32

Fears of new war rise around separatist Abkhazia

A cease-fire ended major hostilities between Georgia and Russia after August's five-day war. But shootings and bombings continue — and nowhere more so than here along the poorly defined, porous border that separates Georgia proper from Abkhazia.

But Georgians who live along the border with the rugged mountainous region of Abkhazia in western Georgia are terrified that a new war is at hand. They fear the latest violence is aimed at driving them from their homes so Abkhaz forces can sweep in unopposed to take their land.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Border disputes have been - and can be - settled amicably when reasonably cool heads prevail, and everyone ls really looking for a peaceful solution.

The question has to be, who benefits from further destabilization on the Georgian/ Abkhazian border?

Nov 02 08:39

Cheney applauds McCain in Wyoming

Sen. John McCain has received an endorsement -- perhaps unwelcome -- on the eve of the election.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You have got to be kidding me!

Apparently, Cheney is blissfully unaware that his endorsement, after 8 years of creating carnage and destruction abroad, and financial and civil liberty mayhem at home, will have the effect of the final "kiss of death" for McCain's candidacy.

Nov 02 08:11

In coming... outgoing... River of Time Flowing...

Well… here we are, less than two days out, waiting to see what surprises are in store and even if, from one large perspective, it looks to go one way… we’ve seen that before too. I want to say that I feel extremely positive, no matter what does or doesn’t happen. I’ve seen a lot of things go down over the years… sometimes from a distance and sometimes from closer in. It really does seem as if the world is mass insanity… always on the verge.

Nov 01 15:05

High performance ram [pic]

Nov 01 12:23

In Memorium: Studs Terkel

Politically active until the end, Terkel likened "the war on terror" to the war on witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, and spoke of a "national Alzheimer’s disease" where Americans forget everything that has happened in the nation's history, and know only whatever lies President Bush tells them.

Nov 01 10:59

THE FULLY INFORMED JURY ASSOCIATION

The primary function of the independent juror is not, as many think, to dispense punishment to fellow citizens accused of breaking various laws, but rather to protect fellow citizens from tyrannical abuses of power by government.

Nov 01 07:39

Millionaire property tycoon 'critically ill' after shooting himself in the head as police watched 'bungled suicide bid'

Nov 01 07:17

Texas floats plan to house Ike victims aboard ship

An aging cruise ship could become temporary housing for Hurricane Ike refugees if Texas officials can navigate through the federal government's paperwork.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As I recall we saw the same deal during Katrina, with the ship owners getting a sweet deal that charged the taxpayers far more money just letting the ships sit there than they would have made running their usual cruise routes.

Nov 01 02:01

Great Stunt Pilot

Oct 31 14:33

Putting Eye Shadow on a Reptile.

How come… after eight years of “Please… please screw me in every unnatural way in front of a live audience and then give me a Golden Shower so I can go home to my wife.” reporting… all of a sudden… but step by step… we’re seeing the new Camelot bondage apparatus machine go on sale everywhere when it wasn’t even around in the first place to begin with? Don’t try to understand that sentence, you’ll just hurt yourself. Oh… wait a minute… maybe that’s the point. Maybe somebody did go down to Compton and find themselves some pipe swinging Calypso singers to get medieval on your ass.

Oct 31 08:17

New-registrations check for fraud could crash entire voter database, Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner says

Ohio's voter database was poorly constructed and cannot handle a massive check for fraud among the state's 700,000 newly registered voters, Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner said Thursday.

Brunner concluded that the checks could crash the entire state database, which contains about 8.3 million registered voters. That would be too risky a proposition with a major election a few days away.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whoever in the Ohio state government hired the company which wrote the software, and the company which wrote the software, should both be tried and convicted for a criminal betrayal of the Ohio voters.

There should be one national system of voting, which can be verified by a paper trail, period, end of discussion.

Of course, it's harder to rig an election when you have a paper trail.

Oct 31 05:21

Sorry America, but you are not #1

Oct 30 18:47

Early season chill shocks islanders

Sanibel residents and visitors were scrambling on Wednesday morning to dig their winter woolies out of storage a bit earlier than they expected, when they awoke to a chilly shocker: Temperatures on the island had plummeted overnight into the 40s.

“I think it’s terrible!” exclaimed winter resident Peggy Hupfeldt as she exited Bailey’s General Store around 8 a.m. clutching a steaming cup of coffee. “I’ve never seen it this cold in October.”

Oct 30 18:47

Early season chill shocks islanders

Sanibel residents and visitors were scrambling on Wednesday morning to dig their winter woolies out of storage a bit earlier than they expected, when they awoke to a chilly shocker: Temperatures on the island had plummeted overnight into the 40s.

“I think it’s terrible!” exclaimed winter resident Peggy Hupfeldt as she exited Bailey’s General Store around 8 a.m. clutching a steaming cup of coffee. “I’ve never seen it this cold in October.”

Oct 30 18:46

Early season chill shocks islanders

Sanibel residents and visitors were scrambling on Wednesday morning to dig their winter woolies out of storage a bit earlier than they expected, when they awoke to a chilly shocker: Temperatures on the island had plummeted overnight into the 40s.

“I think it’s terrible!” exclaimed winter resident Peggy Hupfeldt as she exited Bailey’s General Store around 8 a.m. clutching a steaming cup of coffee. “I’ve never seen it this cold in October.”

Oct 30 10:55

De Menezes witnesses say police gave no warning

A couple sitting opposite Jean Charles de Menezes said that they never heard undercover police identify themselves before they shot the innocent Brazilian, an inquest heard today.

Ralph Livock was travelling with his girlfriend Rachel Wilson when they saw several men with guns board the train at Stockwell Tube station and move towards Mr de Menezes with their weapons raised.

They said that they had no idea if the men were pranksters, police or terrorists and realised the severity of the situation only when the shooting started and Ms Wilson found that she was covered in blood.

Oct 30 09:52

Don’t tell my mother I work at the White House. She thinks I play the piano in a whore house.

by William Blum

The Anti-Empire Report

Read this or George W. Bush will be president the rest of your life

Oct 30 09:08

Exalting Atrocity: The GOP's Torturer-American Candidate

So what will be left of the Republican Party after next week's US election? The answer lies in the sands of Florida, where the sunshine-state Republicans have nominated an unrepentant torturer as their candidate for Congress. They view his readiness to torture an innocent Iraqi not as a source of shame, but as his prime qualification for office. This is American conservatism in the dying days of Bush – and it points out the direction that Sarah Palin would like to take it in 2012.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If this is the kind of person Floridians believe they want to represent them in Congress, we should either declare Florida as no longer part of the US, or let it secede immediately.

Everything the Iraq war represents is completely repugnant to every principal this country was supposed to stand for, including this man's abominable behavior, and its consequences.

From the time of the Inquisition, people doing the torturing have very clearly understood that torture doesn't get you the truth; it only gets people to say what you want them to say, period, end of discussion.

At some level, Colonel West understood that also, as he was having this Yehiya Hamoodi tortured. It wasn't about getting the truth: it was about enjoying the power to create severe pain for which there would be very little consequences.

Oct 30 08:54

Credit crunched: The £100,000 Ferrari wrapped around a telegraph pole

'We're making a few assumptions here, but when a young guy is driving a Ferrari worth a quarter of a million bucks, and then splits it almost in two, someone's going to be grounded for life.'

Oct 30 08:47

The End of International Law?

A parallel new Bush doctrine is emerging, in the last days of the soon-to-be-ancien regime, and it needs to be strangled in its crib. Like the original Bush doctrine -- the one that Sarah Palin couldn't name, which called for preventive military action against emerging threats -- this one also casts international law aside by insisting that the United States has an inherent right to cross international borders in "hot pursuit" of anyone it doesn't like.

Oct 30 08:20

Believe or Dont Believe this video will make you think - million FEMA Coffins - Why?

A field of thousands maybe a million plastic coffins spread out over a 10 mile radius, you can see it from Google Earth!? are you kidding me?

33°33'57.36"N 83°29'6.26"W

Oct 30 07:42

Chilling detail of Bali bombers' executions emerges as firing squad has target practice with hours to go

Officials revealed that the firing squads were made up of single men with no children to avoid possible psychological problems among those who are uneasy about taking another human life - even though none of the men will know who has actually fired the deadly shots.

This is because several of the SSI rifles, which fire 5.5mm bullets, will be loaded with blanks...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nonsense. Any experienced rifleman will know from the recoil whether he fired a blank or a live round.

Oct 29 21:57

Banks To Us: "Thanks For The Cash - Now Fu*# Off, Suckers"

Remember the $700B that was *desperately* needed so the banks could loan it? Well, the banks took the cash, but they're holding on to it instead of loaning it - and they're not ashamed to say so.

From today's NY Times: Loans? Did We Say We’d Do Loans?

Oct 29 11:40

How These Gibbering Numbskulls Came to Dominate Washington

Although much said in this article makes sense, there is one area Monbiot doesn't touch, and that is the area of vote fraud, which is rampant in this election in early votes as I type this.

Stalin once made the observation that the voters don't really matter; it's really the people who count the votes who matter.

With the advent of electronic voting (and its inherent potential to be compromised or hacked), coupled with a general absence of any paper trail, that comment is still painfully true of US elections..

Oct 29 09:44

Brace yourselves - George Bush will soon be free to do just what he wants

We are about to enter the twilight zone, that strange black hole in political time and space that appears no more than once every four years. It is known as the period of transition, and it starts a week from today, the time when the United States has not one president but two. One will be the president-elect, the other George Bush, in power for 12 more weeks in which he can do pretty much whatever he likes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The possibilities for Bush to inflict even more hurt on this world than he already has before he leaves (as revenge against an ever more likely Democratic presidential and congressional winners of this upcoming election), are legion.

Oct 28 10:00

Racist Images...

In this wonderful montage by Spike Lee, we see how racism is
constructed. The sadness of the images is that all this hate
came from all that laughter. Our MSM has always been a medium
of racism.

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Oct 28 09:22

Interventionism, Not Muslims, Is the Problem

When governments go awry, it is up to the citizenry to straighten out their course. The problem is not Muslims or Islam. The problem is the U.S. government and, specifically, its foreign policy of interventionism. Bringing an end to that policy will restore a sense of peace and harmony not only to the American people but also the people of the world.

Oct 28 08:46

Vote Flipping Caught on Tape

Video the Vote went to Jackson County, WV, in response to numerous reports of machine vote flipping. The local county clerk showed us the machines in question, but the demonstration left us with serious questions, as the machine continued to malfunction even after it was calibrated.

Oct 28 05:31

Extremists to be barred from UK

Tougher measures to prevent extremists entering the UK have been announced by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.

The changes mean it will be up to the individual concerned to prove they will not "stir up tension".

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In the 17th Century Voltaire was welcomed into England.

But today we have started a war to let might sort it out.

In the West today we have become the Lilliputians. We have been told the story of the Pantagruelians, and we are building high walls to keep out these mythical giants.

Oct 28 01:27

Feds disrupt skinhead plot to assassinate Obama

Federal agents have broken up a plot by two neo-Nazi skinheads to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and shoot or decapitate 102 black people, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives said Monday.

In court records unsealed Monday in U.S. District Court in Jackson, Tenn., federal agents said they disrupted plans to rob a gun store and target a predominantly African-American high school in a murder spree that was to begin in Tennessee. Agents said the skinheads did not identify the school by name.

Oct 27 19:32

NOW THIS IS A FISH STORY

Arnold Pointer is a professional fisherman who set free a big female White Shark caught in his fishing nets. So now for the last 2 years, whenever ol' Arnold goes out fishing off the Australian shoreline, here comes his "little" friend that he calls Cindy.

Cindy has ruined Arnold's fishing. It's pretty hard to get a good catch, when a 17-foot monster with Ginsu knives for teeth is following you around.

And as you can imagine, it's pretty hard to get rid of 17-foot sharks that are protected by the wildlife conservation act.

Oct 27 10:31

Crisis Brings Opportunity. Here's hoping we don't blow it this time.

Have no doubt, by the end of this week or the next, life will have changed for good, there will be no going back to the way it was. Period.
If the World is expecting to have it's cake and eat it , forget about it. So what's going to be the logical outcome of such a sytemic failure ?

Oct 27 09:44

Man's arm trapped in train toilet

A passenger on a French train had to be rescued by firemen after having his arm sucked down the on-board toilet.

The 26-year-old victim was trapped when he tried to fish out his mobile phone, which had fallen into the toilet bowl, and fell foul of the suction system.

The high-speed TGV train had to stop for two hours while firemen cut through the train's pipework.

The man was carried away by emergency services, with the toilet still attached to his arm.

Oct 27 09:09

Bailout money being used to boost bonuses

"Year-end pay on Wall Street will be higher than it would have been had it not been for the government and mergers," says Alan Johnson, a leading compensation consultant. "You would expect it to be down much more."

Johnson predicts the average managing director at an investment bank, a title typically earned around eight years on the job, will receive a bonus of $625,000.

Oct 27 09:06

Poll: Israelis choose McCain over Obama

Israelis would elect John McCain over Barack Obama for president of the United States, a poll found.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to JTA: this is not an Israeli election: it is an American election.

And it is very high time that the next president of this country does what is in the best interests of the American people; not in the best interests of Israel.

The money and blood which has been spent neutralizing your perceived "existential threats" to Israel's existence must stop at the next election.

PS - If Israel really likes McCain, he will be available as of November 5th!

Oct 27 08:10

Police hunting nephew of Jennifer Hudson find child's body in white SUV

Oct 26 08:29

Alaska's Anchorage Daily News Endorses Obama

Gov. Palin's nomination clearly alters the landscape for Alaskans as we survey this race for the presidency -- but it does not overwhelm all other judgment. The election, after all is said and done, is not about Sarah Palin, and our sober view is that her running mate, Sen. John McCain, is the wrong choice for president at this critical time for our nation.

Oct 26 08:08

Raising the Specter of the ’60s

Like over 3000 other academics, I’ve signed the “Support Bill Ayers” statement defending Ayers from the desperate, opportunistic attacks of the McCain campaign. I think it important to combat the depiction of a distinguished scholar as a “terrorist” by the likes of Sarah Palin, whose ignorance and extremism terrify many. But I also think that the campaign might be doing us all a favor by drawing our attention to the 500 pound guerrilla in the room: the ’60s.

Oct 26 07:10

Senator Warns of Revolution

I caught up with Senator Dodd, and asked him what he was going to do if the loan situation didn’t improve. “All I can tell you is that we are going to have the bankers up here, probably in another couple of weeks and we are going to have a very blunt conversation,” he replied.

He continued: “If it turns out that they are hoarding, you’ll have a revolution on your hands. People will be so livid and furious that their tax money is going to line their pockets instead of doing the right thing. There will be hell to pay.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, there will! We are WAY past the Claire Wolfe stage!

Oct 26 06:50

Obama for president

Gov. Palin's nomination clearly alters the landscape for Alaskans as we survey this race for the presidency -- but it does not overwhelm all other judgment. The election, after all is said and done, is not about Sarah Palin, and our sober view is that her running mate, Sen. John McCain, is the wrong choice for president at this critical time for our nation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Political operatives are going to look back at this campaign, and call it the "death by a thousand cuts" campaign for the republicans.

This endorsement of Obama is only one of those cuts.

Oct 25 17:08

McCain says he'll 'test' U.S. enemies

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Okay, for ten extra credit points; the pitting of one social class against social class is what kind of struggle? What kind of struggle? I am so tired of seeing the same hands every question. You there, North Korea, do you have the answer? No? Okay, that's detention after class for you!"

Oct 25 16:51

Wassup 2008

Oct 25 09:51

Pennsylvania Republicans Send False Anti-Obama E-mail

A new e-mail making the rounds among Jewish voters in Pennsylvania this week falsely alleged that Mr. Obama “taught members of Acorn to commit voter registration fraud,’’ and equated a vote for Senator Barack Obama with the “tragic mistake” of their Jewish ancestors, who “ignored the warning signs in the 1930’s and 1940’s.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable.

Fear-mongering during an election campaign is nothing new; but the people supporting this kind of activity have sunk to unimaginable depths with this ploy.

Oct 24 21:54

WKU: Misinformation leads to panic on campus

Did Western cry wolf? How might its officials respond next time? How might its students?

Was the potential for violence worth all this cost, and all this panic?

Oct 24 21:51

Couple gets $9.5 million parking ticket

A suburban Chicago couple received a $9.5 million parking ticket for leaving their car in downtown Glencoe, Ill., for more than two hours.

Barbara and Lee Mitchell say the ticket explained they were entitled to a hearing on the matter or could plead guilty and simply pay the fine, The Glencoe News reports.

If they chose to forgo a hearing, the instructions advised them "do not send cash."

Deputy Chief Mike Volling of the Glencoe Police Department said he's at a loss to explain the ticket.

"Obviously somebody messed up when it was entered into the computer." He said.

Oct 24 21:50

Couple gets $9.5 million parking ticket

A suburban Chicago couple received a $9.5 million parking ticket for leaving their car in downtown Glencoe, Ill., for more than two hours.

Barbara and Lee Mitchell say the ticket explained they were entitled to a hearing on the matter or could plead guilty and simply pay the fine, The Glencoe News reports.

If they chose to forgo a hearing, the instructions advised them "do not send cash."

Deputy Chief Mike Volling of the Glencoe Police Department said he's at a loss to explain the ticket.

"Obviously somebody messed up when it was entered into the computer." He said.

Oct 24 19:34

Swedish ice hockey game delayed by sex toys

A Swedish ice hockey game has been delayed several times after the ice became littered with sex toys.

Fans of the AIK hockey team in Stockholm brought items to the arena on Tuesday for a game against the visiting Leksand.

The start of match was delayed to allow staff to clear the ice of inappropriate items.

Fans held up profane banners and a giant inflatable penis in an attempt to unsettle Leksand defender Jan Huokko.

Earlier this year explicit video of Huokko (34) and his girlfriend having sex made it to the Internet after his mobile phone was stolen.

Oct 24 19:25

Tinfoil hats are go.

To recap: my greatest fear right now is that we are being had by a PNAC type group that is going to perpetrate something so big it will be like 9/11 to 9/11. Total and utter destabilization of the country. Reformatting. Restructuring. From the viewpoint of the Illuminati, imperialism is inevitable and in order to solve our climate issues the globe must be allowed to unify. The United States can't do that in its current form - slow change would be too slow to solve the issue. The most logical choice is to knock it down and then rebuild it.

Oct 24 19:16

"His GPS told him to drive straight ahead and he did"

A Polish driver who was too sure of his GPS road navigation device ended up neck-deep in a lake after ignoring road signs warning of a dead-end ahead, Polish police said overnight.

"The man took a road that was closed a year ago when the area was flooded to make an artificial lake serving as a water reservoir - he ignored three road signs warning of a dead-end," police spokesman in Glubczyce, Piotr Smolen, said.

Oct 24 18:13

Joe the Brother [Video]

Crash and burn, a bad day in the McCain camp.

McCain's brother apologizes for calling 911
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation/politics/bal-brother1024,0,593...

Oct 24 18:04

Worst misplaced banner ad ever

Oct 24 18:04

Worst misplaced banner ad ever

Oct 24 08:28

Suburban NYC Officer Tickets His Own Mayor - Twice

The mayor argued the incoming call was an emergency and she was in an area where she couldn't pull over. A judge agreed and dismissed the case Sept. 15, but Petrillo wasn't done.

That night, he rang Savolt's doorbell and issued a second ticket, Savolt said Tuesday.

"He said to me, 'I think the ticket was unfairly dismissed, so I'm issuing a duplicate ticket,'" she said. "So then, once I was issued a second ticket, clearly in some people's minds, it's not a legal ticket, because the case had been closed."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Double Jeopardy.

Oct 24 07:04

Mail warns financial institutions of "payback"

Threatening letters containing a suspicious white powder mailed to three U.S. financial institutions warn "it's payback time," according to a text released by the FBI on Thursday.

More than 50 letters, with identical or similar threatening language, were sent to Chase Bank offices, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the U.S. Office of Thrift Supervision, the FBI said.

Oct 23 18:41

Photo Of Mugged McCain Supporter

Strangely the 'mugger' wrote the B backwards....as if done in a mirror?

WEBMASTER ADDITION: This is supposedly done with a knife by a man who beat and kicked her? He seems to have gone out of his way not to leave any permanent damage. The original news story described the woman as "maimed."

Oct 23 15:43

FLASHBACK - The Rise Of The Fourth Reich

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Linked because of the mention on the radio show.

Oct 23 14:26

FBI: Threatening letters say 'It's payback time'

The FBI has released the text of more than 50 threatening letters -- most of them filled with a white powder -- that were mailed this week to Chase Bank branches and federal regulatory offices in 11 cities.

Oct 23 10:10

Wealth gap creating a social time bomb

Growing inequality in US cities could lead to widespread social unrest and increased mortality, says a new United Nations report on the urban environment.

n a survey of 120 major cities, New York was found to be the ninth most unequal in the world and Atlanta, New Orleans, Washington, and Miami had similar inequality levels to those of Nairobi, Kenya Abidjan and Ivory Coast. Many were above an internationally recognised acceptable "alert" line used to warn governments.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"....Social unrest"; what a completely reasonable excuse for the introduction of martial law in this country!

Oct 23 08:23

In these tough times at least people are still buying missiles

Does your portfolio continue to take a hit in this helter skelter market?

Have you thought about boosting it with some nitroglycerin-filled firepower?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Things which kill, maim, sicken, and incapacitate are about the only things people want to buy from the US these days.

Oct 23 07:42

Haredim Begin Confronting Pedophilia

“If you’re a child molester, the best community to come to is Borough Park, Flatbush, Lakewood or Monroe,” Hikind said, referring to areas that have large ultra-Orthodox populations. “Your chances of being arrested are much smaller because people don’t press charges.”

Amy Neustein, one of the most outspoken activists on child abuse, has noted the change.

Now, Neustein believes that the “groundswell of activism and discontent with the community has finally reached critical mass.”

Oct 22 22:33

Getting ugly in Minnesota

6 Minn. politicians' homes vandalized

Oct 22 22:03

The Precious Advice of Colin Powell - Here we go again!

General Powell returns with more precious advice - let's think about this...

Oct 22 15:24

Azerbaijan diverts EU oil, gas to Russia and Iran after Georgian crisis

Azerbaijan is planning to divert its oil and natural gas export routes to Europe with increasing shipments to Russia and Iran, a move possible to raise concerns in the West.

Oct 22 14:43

Time to fasten our seatbelts

Although there is a danger of overestimating these things, it seems fair to say that the world order is being recast

Oct 22 12:00

Senate Receives Bomb Threats, No Evacuation

Several Senate offices have received bomb threats this afternoon, but the offices have not been evacuated and Capitol Police are investigating the threats.

Oct 22 11:42

Students at Western Kentucky U. warned to seek shelter after reports of shots fired on campus

Police spokesman Barry Pruitt says officers have had reports of shots fired at the school about an hour north of Nashville, Tenn., but have not confirmed them.

Oct 22 11:34

Shots reportedly fired at Kentucky university

No immediate word of fatalities or injuries at Western Kentucky University

Oct 22 11:31

WKU Campus On Lockdown: Gunman Reported

Western Kentucky University is under lock-down after the threat of a gunman on school grounds.

Kentucky State Police, Bowling Green Police, and WKU Police have evacuated South Campus.

Bowling Green Police have confirmed to 27 NEWSFIRST that shots were fired on the South Campus. They also confirm that they also have reports of shots fired on WKU's main campus at Pearce Ford Tower.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We can stop reporting about the economy, thank goodness!" -- ABCNNBBCBS

Oct 22 11:30

Shots Reportedly Fired on WKU's Campus

Breaking news at this hour.

Western Kentucky University is under lock-down after the threat of a gunman on school grounds.

Oct 22 08:10

It's just a little piece of history repeated

The decline of the Roman Empire began, as any student of history can tell you, when the balance of power swung to the advantage of the wealthy Patricians, who undermined the common free man by establishing an economy based upon cheap labor, in this case slavery.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Deja vu'!!

Oct 22 08:03

Budget Cutting? Take a Hatchet To The War on Drugs

Meanwhile, upstairs in the overnourished world, beer heiress and Senate wife Cindy McCain was scheduled to write her own memoir this year. Last spring she got an advance that reportedly came close to a million dollars for a book that would tell not only about her relationship with her husband, John, but, according to the Wall Street Journal, would also recount "her past battle with an addiction to painkillers." Originally scheduled to appear in September, her book was abruptly canceled only a month after the publisher bought it.

Oct 22 07:37

MarketWatch: Wall Street's 'Disaster Capitalism for Dummies'

Finally, the coup de grace: Along came the housing-credit crisis, as planned. Press and public saw a negative, a crisis. Disaster capitalists saw a huge opportunity. Yes, opportunity for big bucks and control of America. Millions of homeowners and marginal banks suffered huge losses. Taxpayers stuck with trillions in debt. But giant banks emerge intact, stronger, with virtual control over government and the power to use taxpayers' funds. They're laughing at us idiots!

Oct 22 07:35

The Bush Doctrine in Ruins

At the moment, only 7 percent of Americans believe the country is "going in the right direction," Bush's job-approval ratings have dropped into the low 20s with no bottom in sight, and North Dakota is "in play" in the presidential election. Think of that as the equivalent of a report card on Bush's economic policies. In other words, the Yale legacy student with the C average has been branded for life with a resounding domestic "F" for failure. (His singular domestic triumph may prove to be paving the way for the first African American president.)

Oct 22 03:08

The Realignment of Power

We are all standing dumbstruck in front of a Giant Onion whose layers are being peeled away one at a time. With each layer exposed, the reality dawns brighter and we are beginning to discover real meaning behind current events.

Oct 21 15:30

Daily Show Visits Wasilla- Must See!!

Jason Jones Talks with locals and current Mayor of Wasilla on her very important duties ROFL!!

Oct 21 12:40

FBI Investigates After 9 Banks Threatened

Threatening notes were discovered at nine different banks in Colorado and Oklahoma on Monday, FBI agents said.

Six Chase banks in the Denver area, two in Oklahoma City and one in Norman, Okla., reported receiving letters.

FBI spokeswoman Kathy Wright said the incidents in Colorado and Oklahoma appear to be related. One person was taken to an ambulance on a stretcher, possibly due to stress, emergency crews said.

Oct 21 12:05

Study: U.S. suicides rising; risk high in middle age

It used to be understood that if you worked hard enough, got a good education, were honest you could go anywhere and do anything. No longer.

Now that the United States economy has been hollowed out, looted...turned into a 3rd world country...with no jobs, no health care, no social security...our country run by a criminal cabal sitting atop a police state, what future is there to look forward to?

Oct 21 09:00

What would you do Muslim

Oct 21 08:54

Police: Arkansas TV anchor attacked in her home

The popular KATV anchorwoman, who had a small part in the new Bush biopic W, was in critical but stable condition Tuesday after a severe beating in her home. Investigators aren't sure whether she was the random victim of a home invasion or a target because of her high-profile job.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ABCNNBBCBS is working a little TOO hard trying to convince us this attack is unconnected with her role in "W".

For one thing, there was no sign of forced entry, so whoever did this to her came in through the front door.

Oct 21 00:38

It's time for a new world order

Yes, we need entrepreneurs and financiers, but we also need a new world order where amassing enormous personal wealth on the backs of the lowly paid is viewed as immoral and where routes to tax-free havens are closed down.

Oct 20 12:26

Barack Obama Eats Babies

Crunch. Slurp. Burp. "Another fetus please!"

Several years ago the late Christopher Reeves was lampooned in South Park, depicted as a maniacal fetus eater – stopping at nothing to consume nutritious embryonic stem cells.

I have recently received a number of emails from concerned family and friends regarding Barack Obama. In particular, his stance on abortion, stem cell research and infanticide.

Oct 20 11:16

US warship 'catches fire in Persian Gulf'

A vessel belonging to the US Navy has reportedly caught fire in the northern Persian Gulf near the Iraqi port cities of Al-Bakr and al-Amaya.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Was McCain on deck doing "wet starts?"

Oct 20 10:50

louisiana beauty queen pinched

18-year-old Miss Teen Louisiana USA Lindsey Evans was arrested for theft and possession of marijuana.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gotta watch out for those beauty queens! They are no end of mischief! :)

Oct 20 09:20

Police arrest Mich. man for car wash vacuum sex

Police say a Michigan man has been arrested after "receiving sexual favors from a vacuum" at a car wash.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Did he get the hot wax treatment with that?

Oct 20 07:50

Why they HATE us..

Really deep down past all politics, There is a war of two types.
Two types of personalities,who thrive in two different kinds of cultures.

The sociopath/authoritarian/bully/narcissist personality types..

VS

Everyone else.

Oct 20 06:34

We are in desperate need of a new American Revolution!

Oct 20 00:37

Western response to crisis reflects double standards

Mr Lawrence Bategeka, a fellow at the Economic Policy Research Centre, Makerere University suggested to Sunday Monitor that there was indeed a strong whiff of hypocrisy on the part of the West which compels poor countries like Uganda to part with some of their most prized public commercial institutions ‘because governments are not supposed do business’ while the same governments are currently doing the opposite of what is expected.

Oct 20 00:19

Is Europe waking up to the New Dawn ?

We have been observing, since the election of Tony Blair, the usurpation of European power by Uncle Sam through it's proxies in Germany, The United Kingdom, Italy and France. Tony immediately started to do his master's bidding in 2001, later Angela Merkel in Germany would follow suit, Always Obliging Gangster Berlusconi was ready to do business but finally, the big Enchilada, Socialist France had to be won over.

Oct 19 19:43

Taxpayers to pay for another cops out of control behavior

A teenager who claims he was severely injured when a Denver police officer jumped up and down on his back is poised to receive an $885,000 settlement from the city.

Oct 19 10:19

A TRAITOR IN BAGHDAD, A TRAITOR IN KABUL

Traitors, irrespective of time and place, are enemies of their own peoples and motherlands. They are also enemies of the most fundamental human morality.

Oct 19 09:30

Who Put Hate in My Sunday Paper?

Obviously, someone is trying to influence the American electorate by playing on fear-mongering and hate-mongering themes. But who? Who is behind this massive, multi-million dollar campaign?

Upon contacting the local newspaper, the Raleigh-based News and Observer, and asking why such a hateful piece of propaganda was being distributed for free to all the subscribers, the response of the paper was less than impressive. Jim McClure, vice president of display advertising for The News and Observer, said: "Obviously, we have distributed other product samples, whether it’s cereal or toothpaste."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let us hope that truly thinking Americans will consider who who truly has financed this campaign, and dismiss this propaganda as the utter tripe it really is.

Oct 19 09:05

1984 is not an instruction manual...

We want to send a message to Parliament, we want 646 copies of 1984 to be sent to each member

Oct 18 16:47

WHY ARE WE CHAUFFEURING OUR KIDS TO THE BUS STOP?

Can’t these children walk? Of course they can! But thanks to an increasingly warped view of what makes for a good American childhood – and a good American parent — they don’t have to.

Oct 18 09:12

Early W.Va. Voters Angry-Jackson County Touch-Screens Switched Votes

"When I pushed Obama, it jumped to McCain. When I went down to governor's office and punched [Gov. Joe] Manchin, it went to the other dude. When I went to Karen Facemyer [the incumbent Republican state senator], I pushed the Democrat, but it jumped again.

"The rest of them were OK, but the machine sent my votes for those top three offices from the Democrat to the Republican," Thomas said.

Oct 18 08:54

Head of Taser distributor in France arrested

French police arrested the head of a company that distributes stun guns in France for Scottsdale-based Taser International Inc. on Tuesday, according to foreign news reports.

Authorities detained Antoine Di Zazzo and nine other people, including police officers and private detectives, on suspicion that they spied on Olivier Besancenot, a former presidential candidate in France who publicly questioned the safety of Taser’s devices, reports stated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's very clear that anyone who makes a living selling and distributing tasers, those allegedly "less than lethal" weapons, wouldn't want the safety of these weapons challenged.

As reported here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/26/business/26taser.html?ex=1259211600&...

"The growing use of Tasers is disconcerting because their risks have not been properly studied, biomedical engineers say. More than 70 people have died since 2001 after being shocked with Tasers, mainly from heart or respiratory failure."

Oct 18 07:21

B.C. pipeline explosion likely terrorism: ex-CSIS chief

Former CSIS chief David Harris says a weekend explosion near the town of Dawson Creek in northeastern B.C. fits the description of terrorism, despite police statements to the contrary.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Is too!" "Is not!" "Is too!" "Is not!" "Is too!" "Is not!" "Is too!" "Is not!" "Is too!" "Is not!" "Is too!" "Is not!" "Is too!" "Is not!" "Is too!" "Is not!" "Is too!" "Is not!" "Is too!" "Is not!" "Is too!" "Is not!" "Is too!" "Is not!" "Is too!" "Is not!" "Is too!" "Is not!" "Is too!" "Is not!" "Is too!" "Is not!"

Oct 17 10:49

A LETTER TO AMERICA: WHY MUST THE SHOW GO ON?

It’s not easy or even fun to be an expatriate. Unless you didn’t know, that is just a highfalutin word that is used especially for American emigrants. Why the special word? Because people who “leave” America are expected to see it with a critical (perhaps even artistic) eye, and Americans who “remain” are expected to disregard the criticism, and even accuse the expat of Anti-Americanism or sheer snobbery. In writing, you will see the word distorted to “ex-patriot”.

Oct 17 08:51

LAPD blames fingerprint errors for false arrests

Police have arrested innocent people due to faulty fingerprint analysis but have not determined how many cases were affected by such errors, police officials said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why I oppose the death penalty. Between sloppy labs, ambitious prosecutors, and kiss-ass police, there is a real danger that innocent people are convicted for crimes they did not commit. You can always let a wrongfully convicted person out of jail, but you cannot bring a wrongfully executed person back to life.

Oct 17 08:45

Back to the Future

This crisis, like the one that followed in the wake of 9/11, conjures the atmosphere and the rhetoric of wartime. Already we are hearing about the "war on recession," Little surprise that the solutions proposed require the regimentation of capital under Washington's command. Economic actors are no longer free individuals but soldiers in an army. What we are witnessing is how an economy – and a society – becomes militarized.

Oct 16 14:48

Watch me on CNN advocating for a new American Revolution

Oct 16 11:19

McCain calls Kennedy Assassination an "Intervention" During Debate

...he said - intervention, then mumbled and changed it to tragedy.

Oct 16 08:25

As crisis bites, more Americans turn to food stamps

Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm this week is doing something millions of her constituents are being forced to do year-round; she's living on food stamps.

While penny-pinching among the wealthy may help draw attention to poverty issues, living on food stamps is a devastating reality for millions of Americans -- and the numbers are growing to alarming levels.

The number of food stamps being distributed in the United States approached a new record this summer and promises to reach a new peak with repercussions of the financial crisis starting to bite.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to more of Bush's true legacy; carnage abroad, financial destitution at home.

Oct 16 08:21

Closing of shelter Sunday has families worried

As most Houstonians begin to move on from Ike, Washington and others like her find themselves stuck in post-hurricane limbo, paralyzed by circumstances or baffled by bureaucracy.

Washington sorted through photos of her ruined apartment that show exposed wooden beams and soggy debris coating furniture and floors.

A FEMA inspector denied her claim and told her that the place was habitable, she said. But Child Protective Services said that if Washington stayed in such an unsafe environment, they could take her children away from her, so she moved to the shelter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This sounds like a circumstance straight out of the old Soviet Union not the US.

How this woman, and the people around her, are being treated, is a real window on the current state American governance.

Oct 16 08:10

When the Federal Government Fails the People

The hardest thing for Americans to do right now in this presidential election season is to fight distraction and, instead, focus on the failure of all three branches of the federal government. And also to resist the propaganda masquerading as patriotic obligation that voting will fundamentally fix the federal government.

Oct 15 08:38

The Pregnant Tick and Tock of The Reality Bomb

What am I talking about? Why am I telling you this? This isn’t the stuff of Smoking Mirrors. Well… every day now when I get up, I wonder… is this the day? I know that the day is coming. The day is coming when the world turns upside down. There will be an event or several and suddenly… suddenly a great many things that might have seemed tangential or unrelated are going to join hands and they won’t be singing Cumbaya. The financial system IS going to fail like nothing before. You aren’t going to be able to get certain things and the utility system… well; you really don’t want to be in a city.

Oct 15 07:50

Rice cancels Mideast trip to help with financial crisis

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has canceled a trip to a Middle East conference because of the global crisis in financial markets, the State Department said Tuesday.

McCormack said Deputy Secretary John Negroponte will replace Rice at the Forum for the Future, and Rice plans to visit the Middle East within the next several weeks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This makes absolutely no sense. Why switch out Rice for Negroponte, one of this administration's favorite "evil twin"?

This announcement was made, apparently, about two weeks before the conference will be taking place.

One has to wonder precisely at what level this decision was made, and why Negroponte was substituted for Rice.

Oct 15 07:34

THE HORRENDOUS # of PEOPLE KILLED in one city alone!

India's economic growth in the past several years has brought new wealth and a higher standard of living to many in this metropolis of 18 million. But it also has created suburban sprawl that is adding more people to a rail network that has seen few new trains or tracks added in the past 30 years.

Oct 15 07:12

Mail carriers to bring drugs in anthrax attack

Oct 15 07:12

Mexican official: Gunmen fire at U.S. consulate

Oct 14 21:34

Failing Lehman Approved Huge Packages for Executives Days Before it Went Bust

THE Lehman Brothers board signed off on more than $100m (£59m) in payouts to five top executives just three days before the bank went bankrupt leaving thousands of employees out of work in London.

Oct 14 15:59

Lehman Brothers approved $100 million executive payout days before declaring bankruptcy

The Times of London reports that just three days before going bankrupt, the board of Wall Street financial giant Lehman Brothers “signed off on more than $100m (£59m) in payouts to five top executives.” In the two years prior to Lehman’s collapse, the same executives “were generously remunerated while overseeing forays into risky commercial real-estate investments that helped to bring the company down.”

Oct 14 13:09

McCain Camp Inhibits Reporters From Speaking to People

A local reporter said he was told not to interview audience members before the rally but was unclear exactly why he couldn’t.

Fortunately for intelligent internet truth seekers, David Swanson's series of interviews at a Palin rally illustrate exactly why reporters are not allowed to interview audience members...

Oct 14 08:26

MEGA DEPRESSION - THEN MEGA CIVIL WAR

My book asserted that because America is a multiethnic empire it will experience a violent shattering along tribal lines just as other such empires have throughout history. I further predicted that this implosion will occur relatively soon, probably no later than the year 2020, based on ongoing demographic trends. My book was published in 1993 and it ignited a mini firestorm of controversy. To date, it is still the ONLY non-fiction book on the topic of a civil war here in America.

Oct 14 08:20

Liquidating the Empire

It is the American Empire that is going to be liquidated.

Retrenchment has begun with Bush's backing away from confrontations with Axis-of-Evil charter members Iran and North Korea over their nuclear programs, and will likely continue with a negotiated peace in Afghanistan. Gen. Petraeus and Secretary Gates are already talking "reconciliation" with the Taliban.

With U.S. markets crashing and wealth vanishing, what are we doing with 750 bases and troops in over 100 countries?

Oct 13 09:23

Lobster poacher caught with 'bugs' in his pants

Over the years, poachers have done some creative things to hide illegally taken lobsters from game wardens, but one San Diego man takes the all-time Hidden Bug Award.

Binh Quang Chau, 33, of San Diego, who has been cited four times for poaching, figured out a creative way to hide his catch.

Chau was cited two times and arrested once by Department of Fish and Game wardens in a one-month period in 2007 and charged with taking lobsters out of the La Jolla State Marine Conservation Area, closed to all take.

Oct 13 08:56

A Columbus Day Message

Some of us look back, as we read the accounts of the atrocities committed by the US upon the Indians, and shake our heads and think “how could our ancestors be so cruel?”

I do not find our ancestor’s cruelty very hard to imagine at all. All I have to do is listen to present day conservatives advocate the death and destruction of Muslims.

Oct 13 07:10

US seeks more military budget for war?

The Pentagon has reportedly proposed a $450 billion increase in the military budget in a move believed to be in preparation for a war.

The new budget numbers raise speculation about the likelihood of a new US military engagement as it highlights Defense Department fears that the already record-high military budgets would be grossly insufficient in the years ahead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wars and more wars, while this country's infrastructure is crumbling?

Oct 13 07:00

Gas Companies Disconnecting Thousands

On the brink of the cold-weather months, more than 56,000 natural-gas customers in the Chicago area remain disconnected for lack of payment. That's up 36% from last year, putting pressure on utilities and local officials to get disconnected households back online before winter begins in earnest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For many people, particularly the elderly medically fragile, such programs may come too little and too late.

Oct 12 23:55

Google Megalomaniacs in Bed with Pentagon/NWO Lunatics

Original title: Google’s A.I. quest to become God-On-Earth

The vision of Google’s future, according to Google co-founder, Sergey Brin, is “it would be like the mind of God”. And it’s a future that they’re working feverishly to make a reality today.

Oct 12 22:21

The Straight Talk Express Just Drove Off That Bridge to Nowhere

(This 82 year old lady's blog is so hilarious I had to post it )
http://margaretandhelen.wordpress.com/

Did any of you watch the news shows this weekend? And I am not talkng about Troopergate because everyone saw that coming. I’m talking about the video from the McCain rallies. Clearly we now have proof postive that you shouldn’t sleep with your cousin.

Oct 12 14:34

The David Icke Newsletter

Hello all ...

Well, well, well. What a couple of weeks. It is a strange and surreal feeling to watch your books of nearly two decades unfold before you on the TV screen and I can confirm that it gives you no satisfaction at all.

'I told you so' is far less the reaction than 'What are we going to do about it?'

although ickes is somekind of nut.. he deserves to be heard

Oct 12 09:09

Army Orders Pain Ray Trucks; New Report Shows 'Potential for Death'

After years of testing, the Active Denial System -- the pain ray which drives off rioters with a microwave-like beam -- could finally have its day. The Army is buying five of the truck-mounted systems for $25 million. But the energy weapon may face new hurdles, before it's shipped off to the battlefield; a new report details how the supposedly non-lethal blaster could be turned into a flesh-frying killer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Comforting knowing just how our tax dollars are being used, and wondering just against whom these weapons will be deployed in the future, isn't it?!?

Oct 12 08:09

Brown lawn means jail time

On Friday morning, Joseph Prudente put on a pair of shorts and his "Grandpa Gone Wild" T-shirt. He took off his wedding band and put his heart medication in a plastic Wal-Mart bag.

Then his daughter drove him to jail. Grandpa had time to do.

His crime? He had disobeyed a court order that he sod the lawn at his Beacon Woods home.

His bail? Zero.

Prudente, 66, must stay in the Pasco County jail in Land O'Lakes until the required sod work is completed, under a September court order signed by Circuit Judge W. Lowell Bray.

Oct 11 08:33

Cruel end for an L.A. homeless man

'John,' Buddha-like and unassuming, is doused with gas and set ablaze in the Mid-Wilshire neighborhood where he'd lived for more than a decade.

Oct 10 18:29

These Are the Times That Try Men’s Souls

How many more lies must we listen to? How many more political scandals must we endure? How many more of our young people have to be grievously wounded or die in unnecessary and illegal wars, and how many more trillions of dollars in economic waste must we clean up before we are sickened enough to demand effective changes in our government?

Are we ready for a peaceful political "evolution" to safeguard our personal and economic freedoms in this country and to avoid committing war crimes against others?

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Oct 10 17:50

Mouse bites snake to death

A mouse bit a venomous viper to death after it was thrown into the snake's cage as a lunchtime snack.

The tiny rodent killed the snake after a fierce 30-minute battle, emerging with "barely a scratch on him", according to on person who saw the fight.

Firefighters in Taiwan who were looking after the snake - which had been found in a local resident's home - thought that the live mouse would make a perfect lunchtime treat.

But the furry creature had other ideas. Instead of cowering from the 12in snake's gaping jaws and long fangs, it went on the offensive.

Oct 10 08:35

Wachovia Sending 75 Employees on a Mediterranean Cruise

As ailing Wachovia Corp. waits to see whether it will be acquired by Wells Fargo & Co. or Citigroup Inc. -- possibly with taxpayers paying the tab for hundreds of billions of dollars in bad loans -- some of the company's top brokers are preparing to depart Saturday for an all-expenses-paid cruise of the Greek Isles...

"This is one way that we recognize our top financial advisors," she said.

Oct 10 06:27

Putin: US image damaged forever over economy woes

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh hell, our image was trashed the minute we started torturing innocent people to death to find 'nookular' bombs which the President knew never really existed in the first place.

Oct 10 06:25

Body of Congresswomen's Brother Found

The bodies of the brother of two Southern California congresswomen and his girlfriend have been recovered from the waters off Los Angeles, days after the couple disappeared during a boat trip, authorities said Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have seen a lot of boat wrecks. None of them were covered with a blue tarp.

Oct 10 06:14

Iceland president briefly hospitalised for heart problem: office

Oct 09 18:07

Chicago's Cook County won't evict in foreclosures

The sheriff here said Wednesday that he's ordering his deputies to stop evicting people from foreclosed properties because many people his office has helped throw out on the street are renters who did nothing wrong.

"We will no longer be a party to something that's so unjust," a visibly angry Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said at a news conference.

"We have to be sure that when we are doing this — and we are destroying some people's lives — we better be darned sure we're talking about the right people," Dart said.

Oct 09 18:05

Outrage Leads AIG To Cancel Second Luxury Retreat

Battered by outrage over the $440,000 it spent on a luxury retreat less than a week after the federal government loaned it $85 billion dollars, the giant AIG Insurance Company says it has called off plans to hold a second retreat next week at the exclusive Ritz-Carlton Resort in Half Moon Bay, California.

The exclusive Ritz-Carlton Resort in Half Moon Bay, California, was supposed to be the site for a...

The Ritz-Carlton outing, like the earlier one, was to reward top independent insurance agents, which the company called a "standard industry practice."

Oct 09 12:23

"Credible threat" causes MTSU campus to shut down

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A media event to distract from the plunging DOW?

Oct 09 10:31

Moscow calls for anti-US alliance

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember how the whole world ganged up against the Nazis? Yeah, kinda like that. And for many of the same reasons, too!

Oct 09 09:40

banks for sale

i have an account with national city this bank came to my town when a bank in mytown was owned for over 100 years by one family. mid america sold off to national city this past feburary and i knew this was a mistake because of all the subprime they had in ohio. the bank for in business for 100 years was smart got out before the crap hit the fan. and i knew national city was going to be bad. food and water stocking time. americansadeyes

Oct 08 22:14

Time For Another Tea Party

In 1773 a mob of American colonists famously dumped crates of tea belonging to the British East India Company into Boston harbor. It was a direct action by citizens against the tax regime of the British government, and just one of several incidents that ultimately led to the Revolutionary War.

Oct 08 14:12

Arizona, Arizona State & Nebraska Law Schools Accused of Discrimination Against White Applicants

The Center for Equal Opportunity issued a report today accusing Nebraska law school of engaging in racial discrimination by impermissibly favoring black and Hispanic applicants over white applicants.

Oct 08 14:10

Ukraine's parliament dissolved

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has dissolved the parliament following the collapse of the coalition government in September.

Oct 08 10:09

THE PERFECT ITEM FOR YOUR HO TRAIN LAYOUT!!!!!!!!!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dang; I knew I should have kept my HO trains!

Oct 08 09:22

Forvik stands for the right to truthful, transparent and and accountable governance.

It's
time to stop the concentration of wealth in the hands of a corrupt elite.

Oct 08 07:51

Spanish appeal clears 15 of terror links

On appeal, the Supreme Court ruled there was insufficient evidence to prove that the 15 were members of a terrorist group, as the lower court held.

Oct 08 07:11

USA RIP

Oct 08 06:50

DEA Lays An Egg In Washington State: 5-Day Copter Patrols Net 20 Pot Plants

Wow and with gas being priced such as it is, along with additional personnel and equipment costs, at what cost to the taxpayers is this folly? And, but of course, like most outdoor eradication efforts, no one was arrested for the cultivated cannabis found by the government’s eyes in the sky. Like me, don’t you want to know the per/plant cost to taxpayers for this kind of ineffective eradication efforts?

Oct 07 18:37

What lies ahead?

A handful of super-big banks is shaping up via mergers and favoritism. They will be under the thumb of the financial regulators. They will decide who and what will be funded. If the Fed can lend directly in the commercial paper market, it can control bank loans and ration them. It can direct investment. We are headed toward a controlled economy based on what is happening RIGHT NOW. We need not make a forecast. We need only understand the present.

Oct 07 16:43

Brazil, Argentina abandon US dollar

Brazil and Argentina have launched a new payment system in their bilateral trade, doing away with the US dollar as a medium of exchange.

The two Latin American nations started the Payment System on Local Currency (SML) on Monday following a last month agreement inked by their presidents to use local currencies in a bid to end transaction in dollars.

Oct 07 11:54

I HAVE OBTAINED AN ACTUAL "AMERO" FROM THE SHIPMENT SENT TO CHINA

The bottom line to all this is simple: The U.S. dollar is going to be intentionally exhausted into worthlessness. Anyone holding any assets denominated in "dollars" such as Checking accounts, Savings accounts, IRA's, 401-K's, Pensions, Stocks, Bonds, Money market funds, will wake up one day to find all their "dollars" are no longer "money."

Oct 07 11:49

Talk by Naomi Wolf - The End of America

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Author Naomi Wolf states G Bush has siphoned off $100 billion from the 500-page authorization of the bailout. It will be used to deploy “his” army,” first brigade, first infantry, to suppress dissent in America. He has legalized this by saying the battlefield for The War On Terruh is world-wide and includes the US. (How lucky for Bush that Adam Pearlman Gadahn just released a new video tape!) What he did is fundamentally illegal, and he should be arrested.

UPDATE: This video works from here in Hawaii but numerous readers are reporting that the video will not play in their particular locale. I do not understand why this is so, but the problem is not at WRH.

Oct 07 06:51

Chavez offers free cars for gas-guzzlers

Give up your gas-guzzler and get a free car. That's President Hugo Chavez's offer to Venezuelans.

Chavez says he plans to start a program next year that will give away cars running on less-polluting natural gas to people who turn in old cars that consume "too much gasoline."

The socialist leader says he'll even throw in a year of free fuel - though that's a relatively minor bonus in oil-rich Venezuela, where gasoline goes for 12 cents a gallon (3 cents a liter).

Oct 06 22:13

Zeitgeist: Addendum

Oct 06 20:44

Say WHAT? Matt Lauer to RFK Jr: “How’s Your Dad?”

Last week, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. stopped by NBC’s The Today Show to promote his latest book, Robert Smalls: The Boat Thief. But before he could even begin to tell the story of this African-American Civil War hero, host Matt Lauer had to pop right off and ask him the most tasteless, idiotic question imaginable:

“So,” Lauer asks gushingly, “I just gotta ask…how’s your Dad doing?”

Oct 06 19:46

Max Keiser on global markets plunging

The dollar will soon decline and gold will soon rise.

Oct 06 12:20

You Can Take Your Governments and Your Religions and Shove Them Up Your F'cking Ass - FAIL !

Oct 06 08:50

LIKE HITLER’S ‘THOUSAND YEAR REICH’, THE NEOCONS ‘NEW AMERICAN CENTURY’ FALLS FAR SHORT OF ITS TARGET.

Hitler’s ‘Thousand Year Reich began in 1933 when he became Chancellor of Germany and ended just twelve years later when he committed suicide in his bunker in Berlin surrounded by all of his enemies and with Germany all but totally in ruins in 1945.

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I think that, like the Germans of Hitler's time, most Americans will be shocked when they finally learn what has been done in their name.

Oct 06 08:21

Former upstate NY police chief faces drug charges

A former Schenectady police chief has been charged with conspiring to distribute drugs in upstate New York.

Oct 06 07:46

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE - 1849 by Henry David Thoreau

I heartily accept the motto, "That government is best which governs least"; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe - "That government is best which governs not at all"; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have.

Oct 05 17:03

Stock plunge affects budget talks

Just days after US President George Bush signed into law a far-reaching $700-billion bill to bail out the tottering US financial industry, the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange remained shaky, registering sharp losses on Sunday.

By noon, the TA-25 Index had already dropped 6.33 percent and the TA-100 Index fell by 7.08%.

The Tel-Tech Index dropped by 11.5% and the Real Estate Index dropped by 11.04 percent.

Oct 05 09:39

Golden State Terrorists

What do Somalia, Yemen, Sudan, the Philippines, Iraq, and Garden Grove and Long Beach, California have in common? They all appear to be harboring terrorists of one stripe or another. If President Bush is steadfast in his belief that "if they [countries] fund a terrorist, they're a terrorist. If they house terrorists, they're terrorists," look out California!

Randy Gould, editor of the e-zine The Oread Daily, facetiously asked in the November 26 edition, "Will the US bomb California? Can we expect Special Forces on the ground in Orange County?"

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Hey, that governor's got a funny accent, doesn't he? :)

Oct 05 09:14

The New American Century; Cut short by 92 years

The US is about to join the family of nations and learn how to get along with its neighbors whether it wants to or not. There’s simply no other choice; the dollar is falling, the deficits are soaring, and the financial markets are in a shambles. America will either learn to cooperate or become isolated in a world that is rapidly integrating. It’s “get along or go it alone”; a message that Washington needs to learn quickly so it can adapt to the new power-paradigm.

Oct 04 17:14

The Horizontal Hula, it's the Latest Thing.

I think the biggest surprise that people experience is finding out that they weren’t in show business after all… that and the fact that they can’t remember what they did the night before or why certain parts of them are sore. For some reason the light has changed too and no amount of makeup seems to do the trick. Maybe some of them are wondering what happened to the people who had all the money and made all the decisions. Well, those people migrated to a new location where Summer is now in full bloom.

Oct 04 08:36

Two weeks after AIG bailout, execs party in style (!!!)

Financial crisis? What financial crisis?

Less than two weeks after Uncle Sam gave American International Group (AIG) an $85 billion loan - staving off financial collapse - execs from one of its insurance subsidiaries, AIG American General, gathered for a conference at the uber-swank St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, billed as “California’s only Mobil Travel Guide Five-Star Resort,” where ocean-view rooms start at $565 a night and “world class luxury” is the rule.

Oct 04 07:54

Feds: Broadcom co-founder's private jet used to carry drugs

According to court documents, the FBI took the plane in July at Orange County's John Wayne Airport and contend Nicholas used it to transport drugs to various locations across the globe for further distribution.

Oct 04 07:22

Prime Minister Harper officially endorses North American Union

Harvard University educated CNN Veteran anchor Lou Dobbs, has further confirmed the official endorsement of the Stephen Harper Minority Conservative government on North American Union, or “New America”.

Mr. Harper has been apparently directed by the principal funders of the Conservative Party of Canada, which are ideologically linked to the CFR, to assimilate Canada into a new “Fortress North America” which is controlled by the U.S. political-military-industrial complex by no later than 2010.

Oct 04 06:50

BUSH’S PRIVATE THOUGHTS ON THE BAILOUT

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Actually, in the "movie script" version of the bailout, Bush calls in both candidates and the congressional leaders two weeks ago and says, "I have a couple nookular bombs hidden in the US and if I set them off I can declare martial law and make myself decider-for-life! But considering how badly I have already screwed up the country, decider-for-life isn't as attractive a job as it was 8 years ago, so tell ya what I'm gonna do! You help me rip off the taxpayers for a cool trillion, launder it through a bunch of foreign banks pretending to be stuck with a lot of bad US mortgages, and I'll leave in January, move down to that little piece of land I bought in South America and start my own nation. I'll call it Bush Country! BWAH HA HA HA HA, sorry, little joke there. So, whadya say; we have a deal???"

Oct 03 23:00

Verdict reached in O.J. Simpson trial

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GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS

Oct 03 13:43

UN human rights chief spotlights plight of millions of detainees worldwide

“Every day, around the world, there are hundreds of new cases of men, women and children being placed in detention, when they should not be – sometimes in quite inhumane conditions,” Navanethem Pillay told a news conference in Geneva, her first since taking up her post as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights last month

Oct 03 11:52

5 Friends Uncensored

Oct 03 08:44

Robertson: Nuke strikes in US after the election

"His off-the-wall predictions and bizarre statements tar all fundamental Christians with an extreme brush," said Rob Boston with Americans United for Separation of Church and State, in a published report. "I guess he believes he has a direct pipeline to God. Given the number of false predictions he's given, I might question who's at the other end of that pipeline."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Robertson seems to wall himself further and further away from relevance and reality with each new "prophecy" he utters. That anyone actually believes him, at this point, does not speak well for the state of human intelligence.

And yes, Israel could try something stupid between this election and the inauguration, and attempt to knock out Iran's nuclear capabilities. But there are three critical problems with this.

First, Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has so far been unable to form a new coalition government, so elections are very probably coming soon in Israel, due to the resignation of the disgraced Olmert.

She has 42 days to do this (and those 42 days started on 22 September of this year). If they are not able to form a coalition government, elections will have to be held, leaving the Israeli leadership effectively rudderless during that time.

Second, Israel can start such an attack, but cannot finish it without US military assistance. Every dispassionate military analyst who has looked at this issue offers pretty much the same scenario.

And third, just how will Russia react to an attack on one of its largest trading partner?? And right now, a resurgent Russia is the 9,000 lb gorilla in the living room, sitting on the Steinway, which no one wants to talk about.

Oct 03 08:06

British MP George Galloway Cuts off Caller for Telling the Truth about Jewish Neocons

Oct 02 21:50

VIDEO - Do not fuck with us

Oct 02 14:30

Stress 'makes people more superstitious'

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I wouldn't know what to believe in if it wasn't for my lucky Feng Shui mood watch with the Elvis glow-in-the-dark band!!!!

Oct 02 14:28

BOOGA-BOOGA ALERT!!!!!! Terror threat in UK 'approaching critical'

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Fahgeddabout the economy; OSAMA'S coming to GETCHA!!!!

Oct 02 09:15

Rescue crews find wreckage of Fossett's plane

Rescue crews have found the wreckage of a small plane that appears to be the one piloted by adventurer Steve Fossett when he disappeared in September 2007, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday.

Oct 02 08:11

Terrorist State, Abroad and At Home

It has long been apparent to an honest observer that "utopianism" of this kind is immensely and unforgivably destructive, just as it is obvious that the belief that one person or one nation has the "ultimate solution" constitutes murderous arrogance of the kind we properly associate with the greatest monsters in history. One of the most deeply pathetic aspects of the tragedy of Iraq is that not a single element of this belief system has been dislodged in even the smallest degree.

Oct 02 07:49

America Freedom to Fascism

"I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world. No longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men."
- Woodrow Wilson

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Relinked at reader request.

Oct 02 07:26

B.C. man dies after being tasered by police

RCMP Corporal Peter Thiessen told CTV news that shortly after police arrived at the house, the man smashed through the front window and landed on the ground. He was naked and bleeding from the chest. Earlier, shouts were heard from the house and police said there were reports that a woman was inside.

Cpl. Thiessen did not release the name of the man nor say if he was the bank robbery suspect.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If he is naked, I rather doubt he is the bank robbery suspect. I think that heavy blue dye they use on uniforms damages brain cells.

Oct 02 07:21

Wreckage Spotted in Fossett Search

California authorities said they have spotted wreckage of a plane in an area where a hiker discovered identification cards belonging to Steve Fossett, the millionaire adventurer who vanished more than a year ago after embarking on a solo flight.

Oct 02 07:04

The Saudi Arabia of Marine Power

In reply to the announcement that the Crown Estates and the Scottish Executive plan to turn the Pentland Firth into the ‘Saudi Arabia of marine power’, Stuart Hill is making a legal challenge to the right of either authority to use at least part of those waters for such a purpose.

Oct 02 06:57

India's outsourcing bubble is bursting

Once a high-flying tech hub, Bangalore is seeing more sober days in the wake of the credit crisis.

It looks like the global economic turmoil and the dramatic Wall Street meltdown is beginning to hit Bangalore.

Until recently, in India's outsourcing hub it used to be one big Googlefest, with all the pampering and cosseting that employees enjoy at the company's Googleplex headquarters in Silicon Valley. I don't know what the latest from Googleplex is. But in Bangalore, it sure looks like the party is slowing down.

Oct 01 11:23

VIDEO - EBONY AND IRONY ~~ A MODERN VIEW OF RACISM

Bill Maher turns racism on its head during New Rules

Oct 01 11:10

Forvik gets a new website!

To test my ideas, a well-wisher gave me a small island (Forvik). I declared it a Crown Dependency and then spent every penny I had - first to design and build a boat to get access, then to build a house. Forvik is now like Shetland in microcosm. Once the lightbulb went off in my head that Forvik represents the true status of Shetland and that the existing authority is actually an illegal regime, it made it easy to answer questions like 'Is it legal?' - ''Don't you need permission?' and so on.

Oct 01 09:57

Builder completes Titanic matchstick model - 15 years after he started it

He added: 'I'm not going to start building another one yet because I think my wife Debbie might divorce me.'

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I can see her point.

Oct 01 09:28

Shopping trip treats for dangerous Midland rapists and paedophiles

Scores of convicted rapists and paedophiles held under the Mental Health Act at Brooklands Hospital in Marston Green, Solihull, are being taken on ‘supervised’ shopping and cinema trips and even visits to McDonalds.

It is understood the patients are allowed out of their secure psychiatric unit for several hours or entire days in a bid to reintroduce them to community life.

Sep 30 20:05

VIDEO - Wake Up Call

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Yes, it is long, but at least watch the first 20 minutes of it!

Sep 30 19:48

You find the weirdest things on Craigslist ...

Sep 30 13:20

THIS MAKES ECONOMIC SENSE

READER: If you had purchased $1,000.00 of Delta Air Lines stock one year ago, you would have $49.00 left. With Enron, you would have had $16.50 left of the original $1,000.00. With WorldCom, you would have had less than $5.00 left. But, if you had purchased $1,000.00 worth of beer one year ago, drank all of the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling REFUND, you would have $214.00 cash. Based on the above, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle. It's called the 401-Keg Plan.
A recent study found the average American walks about 900 miles a year. Another study found Americans drink, on the average, 22 gallons of alcohol a year. That means, on average, Americans get about 41 miles to the gallon. Makes You Proud To Be An American, doesn't it!

Sep 30 08:47

Congratulations, Corporate Crime Fighters! Coup Averted for Three Days! ...from Michael Moore

Everyone said the bill would pass. The masters of the universe were already making celebratory dinner reservations at Manhattan's finest restaurants. Personal shoppers in Dallas and Atlanta were dispatched to do the early Christmas gifting. Mad Men of Chicago and Miami were popping corks and toasting each other long before the morning latte run.

Sep 30 08:32

The Power Elite Playbook, Burn All, Steal All, Kill All!

Burn all, steal all and kill all was the official policy of Japan's imperialistic military and paramilitary groups like the Black Ocean and Black Dragon societies. Japanese citizens regarded their emperor as omnipotent or sanctioned by God; therefore obedience to government was deeply entrenched. Weapons technology, driven by the orchestrated Cold War with its staged enemies, has improved. Now it is nuke all, steal all and kill all. The Power Elite prototype, in most nations, reveals their consistent goal of depopulating the earth (to 500 million) and seizing all resources.

Sep 29 16:57

Muslim Children Gassed at Dayton Mosque

According to fire dispatch communications, a child reported seeing two men with a white can spraying something into a window. That child was brought to the supervising firefighter at the scene.

The 300 or so inside were celebrating the last 10 days of Ramadan with dinner and a prayer session, but the prayer session was interrupted so those suffering from tearing, coughing and shortness of breath could receive treatment.
http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2008/09/2...

Sep 28 23:18

Was it "Obsession?" Hate crime targets Ohio mosque

The Rev. Gary Percesepe, executive director of Greater Dayton Christian Connections, characterized the DVD as "fanning the flames of fear and prejudice against Muslims, with the potential to inspire hate crimes."

Sep 28 16:25

PEOPLE ARE HORRENDOUSLY PISSED ALL OVER THE INTERNET

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no such thing as too much anger.

There is no such thing as too much rage.

There is no such thing as too much hate.

Sep 28 10:04

Mad Dog Palin

All around me, a million cops in their absurd post-9/11 space-combat get-ups stand guard as assholes in papier-mache puppet heads scramble around for one last moment of network face time before the coverage goes dark. Four-chinned delegates from places like Arkansas and Georgia are pouring joyously out the gates in search of bars where they can load up on Zombies and Scorpion Bowls and other "wild" drinks and extramaritally grope their turkey-necked female companions in bathroom stalls as part of the "unbelievable time" they will inevitably report to their pals back home.

Sep 27 22:33

Guess who was in the room with Paulson when he decided to save AIG?

Goldman was entangled with AIG to the tune of $20 billion. No wonder AIG got bailed out!

http://tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/09/27/wall_streets_infinite_...

Wall Street's Infinite Sleaze: Goldman and AIG
By Dean Baker - September 27, 2008, 10:21PM

Sep 27 08:46

Father leaves nine children at Nebraska hospital

Parents are abandoning teenagers at Nebraska hospitals, in a case of a well intentioned law inspiring unintended results.

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We could take one of the surplus 18 year old girls .. to clean up around here; that sort of thing.

:)

Sep 27 08:39

VIDEO - "Land of the Free"

2007 Short Film by John Jensen portraying the first day of a second American revolution.

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We know it is coming. It is only a matter of when.

Obviously, with US soldiers set to start patrolling the streets next week, the government thinks it is soon.

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