Postings from June 30 to June 16
Trading Away Jobs and Liberty
"'Outsourcing,' 'offshoring,' 'human resource realignment,' 'training your
replacement.' These are words that send chills through millions of workers in
IT ('information technology') and other hi-tech industries. They also send
waves of anger and depression. In the tragic case of Kevin Flanagan, they are
being blamed for his suicide.…"
Republican against Bush "Scott Ritter, former U.N. chief weapons
inspector, is a self-professed conservative Republican who admitted to the
audience he voted for Bush three years ago.
Since then, Ritter said, Bush has lied to the American public about the true
situation in Iraq, particularly in regard to the weapons of mass destruction,
which American forces, to date, have failed to locate."
Church of the
Nativity excommunicates Bush, Blair "Spokesman of the Orthodox Church in
the Holy Lands, archimandrite Attallah Hanna declared that U.S. President George
Bush, his Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, British Premier Tony Blair, his
Foreign Minister Jack Straw have all been deprived from visiting the Church of
Nativity in Bethlehem."
Israeli likens BBC
program to Nazi press The Anti-Semitizer Bunny: It keeps going…and
going…and going…and going…!!!
drug scandal shakes German Jews "Germany's most prominent and
controversial Jewish leader has dropped out of sight in the midst of a drugs
possession investigation, triggering a media spectacle that has shaken the
country's small Jewish community." Michel Friedman was the target of a 2002
attack by the late anti-Zionist politician Juergen Moellemann, who stated that
Friedman's "arrogant manner" fanned the flames of anti-Jewish sentiment.
More on the
impact of Friedman scandal
6-30-03 The Death of Law
"I woke up this morning and realized the Constitution was dead. The cadaver
isn't really stinking yet, so not everyone knows, but I'm pretty sure it's as
dead as the proverbial doornail."
6-30-03 Gun nuts Quick, name
the gun nut who said: "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms"? This
from a website that not only demolishes the arguments of the anti-gun lobby,
but, at the same time, manages to be very entertaining (some of this site
requires the user to have Flash). Oh, and the answer to the question? Thomas
6-29-03 The War
American counterinsurgency operation nets 60 arrests in Iraq “We go in
with such overwhelming combat power that they won’t even think about shooting
us,” Lt. Col. Mark Young said before the start of the operation.
War is not over, U.S. warns
"The United States warned yesterday that the war in Iraq was not yet over. As
US forces discovered the bodies of two soldiers, missing since Wednesday, and
a guerrilla ambush killed a further serviceman and wounded four others, a
senior American officer warned: 'The first clear message that we have to take
out of here is that this war is not over. I think that is pretty clear to all
of us.'" Tikrit
believe Sadaam is back "Nobody thinks the Americans will ever capture
Saddam alive, even though he may be right under their noses. 'Saddam is
protected by God. He is walking around Tikrit. He will never be captured
because God is with him,' said Ali Waseem."
BBC, government feud over Iraq report "A dispute between Britain's
biggest broadcaster and Prime Minister Tony Blair over the government's use of
intelligence information in making the case for war in Iraq has turned
personal—and nasty. Blair's combative
communications chief is accusing a British Broadcasting Corp. reporter of
lying, and neither side is backing down."
Since When Does
Patriotism Mean Love of Big Government? "No one in Washington wants to
dismantle any federal program or department. Even the once-despised National
Endowment for the Arts gets a huge spending boost from these "conservative"
Republicans. Ditto for federal spending for education, energy, agriculture,
commerce, etc., and ad infinitum. And if you think all that's bad, wait until
this new Homeland Security Department grows up. There won't be a shred of
Supreme Court looking less conservative "In blockbuster rulings on
affirmative action and gay rights and in less heralded decisions this term, a
Supreme Court dominated by conservative jurists looked less conservative than it
has in years."
6-29-03 Dignity and
solidarity "The official Israeli policy, no matter whether Ariel Sharon
uses the word 'occupation' or not or whether or not he dismantles a rusty,
unused tower or two, has always been not to accept the reality of the
Palestinian people as equals nor ever to admit that their rights have been
scandalously violated all along by Israel."
Arabs seen as new
villains in Hollywood "Now the Apache have become respected native
Americans, the Iron Curtain gone, and Russia almost an ally, Arabs are pretty
much the only villains in town. According to a new report, they are portrayed
in a derogatory way 96 per cent of the time."
Shooting the Arabs Professor Jack
Shaheen has spent 20 years cataloguing Tinseltown's portrayal of Arabs in over
900 movies. He's found that, with very few exceptions, Arabs are presented in
the movies as "subhuman" and detestable to a degree that the studios would no
longer dare with any other ethnic group.
Arab youths need
positive images in media In Disney's
Aladdin, notes Shaheen, “The evil, manipulating Jaffar character (left)
is the only character with exaggerated Arab features,…"
(None of this should be surprising, considering that the film industry is
almost completely run by rabidly anti-Arab Israel Firsters, who have made
Hollywood An Empire of Their
Own.) What percentage of the time in the movies are, say, Jews
portrayed in an unfavorable light? Real News 24/7 hasn't
researched this, but our hunch is the answer must be hardly ever. From
Exodus to Schindler's List, one film after another depicts them in
a positive way, to the point where it well may be that they are shown in a
sympathetic fashion 96 per cent of the time! To paraphrase Shaheen's
remarks concerning the incessantly negative Arab characterization, this isn't
to say that Jews shouldn't ever be positively portrayed, but that the overall
approach needs to be much more balanced.
man's art is another's trash Janitor is a true connoisseur of modern
6-28-03 Is your television
watching you? "Could the federal government find out what you're
watching on TV? Even if you're not the subject of a criminal
investigation? If you're a satellite TV or TiVo owner, the answer is yes,
according to legal experts and industry officials."
"The telescreen received and
transmitted simultaneously. Any sound that Winston made, above the level of
a very low whisper, would be picked up by it; moreover, so long as he
remained within the field of vision which the metal plaque commanded, he
could be seen as well as heard."
—George Orwell, 1984
Two huge U.S.
intelligence centers go up in Iraq "The new installations will greatly
enhance America’s military, intelligence and electronic command and control over
Iraq and its neighbors, notably Iran and Syria." (Real News 24/7: There's
foreign aid to Israel and, then, there are the freebies!)
Conspiracy too monstrous to conceive: cognitive dissonance "The battle is
not between left and right."
with fascism Neocon theorist Michael Ledeen draws more from
Italian fascism than from the American Right.
6-28-03 Live from Dubai,
it's Baghdad Bob!!! Yes, Iraq's former Minister of
Information and master of the wildly inaccurate statement, Mohammed al-Sahaf,
has survived the war. "Al-Sahaf had been a regular sight on TV before and during
the US-led war, sporting military garb and a beret with dark hair peeking out.
He boasted of non-existent Iraqi military dominance and hurled insults at
coalition forces and their leaders. His outlandish claims and insults during the
war bemused fellow Arabs and made al-Sahaf a notorious figure in the West, where
dozens of Web sites, T-shirts, and dolls ridiculed him." Here's a website
dedicated to Saddam's court jester
protest David Irving film
"The Jewish Community Council of Victoria
state said it had asked the Equal Opportunity Commission to challenge plans by
the Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF) to show Irving's (right) "The
Search For Truth in History." Council President Michael Lipshutz: "All around
the world it is now recognized that Holocaust denial is anti-Semitism."
Jailed For “Questioning” Holocaust
The computers and archives on disks
seized at his house have been apparently permanently confiscated.
Other revisionists under fire "Four
months ago, Canadian history scholar Ernst Zündel was also arrested on a minor
visa violation. Even though he is married to an American citizen, he was
deported (the Patriot Act made that possible) to Canada and banned to return
to the United States for the next 20 years." This link also includes photos
and audios of all the speeches from the Barnes Review Conference (June 19-22),
including Hutton Gibson, author and father of actor Mel Gibson, on "the
Declining influence of Roman Catholicism"; Tito Howard updating news about the U.S.S. Liberty; retired FBI special agent Ted Gunderson on "What the System
knew about 9-11 and FBI corruption since J. Edgar Hoover," Thomas K. Kimmel,
grandson of Admiral Husband Kimmel, about how he seeks to clear his
grandfather's reputation, who was unjustly blamed for allowing the Japanese
sneak attack at Pearl Harbor; a Holocaust revisionism panel, and much more.
(Click on "Broadcast" to access audios.)
6-27-03 From our "Believe it or not" department:
Company fined $6,000 for
answering customer's question, "Is any of this stuff made in Israel?"
6-27-03 Our government-controlled press—CIA Origins
"Katherine Graham, for decades owner of the Washington Post, had this to
say to top CIA officials as the Berlin Wall was starting to crack. ‘There are
some things the general public does not need to know and shouldn’t. I believe
democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its
secrets and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows.’"
6-27-03 Pro-life Group
to Lead Demonstration at Clinic Where Diana Lopez Bled to Death After an
Abortion "When and Where: Protest to be held Saturday,
June 28, at 9 a.m. in front of Planned Parenthood at 1057 Kingston Ave. in Los
Angeles. Survivors, a nationally known pro-life youth organization, will be
leading the event and is calling for the immediate firing of Dr. Maltzer and a
statewide investigation of abortion clinics."
SUPREME COURT LEGALIZES SODOMY
By a 6-3 vote, the Justices overturn a Texas law banning
homosexual relations, thus effectively opening the way for deviant sexuality
throughout the United States. "Gay" groups announce celebrations in 35 cities
around the nation, but others are appalled. "Given that the court is now
governed by an elite group that reflects the liberal opinion of major
universities and even corporate boards, I think they will continue to function
as a wrecking ball in our culture and destroy the legal framework for having a
family-friendly society," said Robert Knight, director of Concerned Women for
America's Culture & Family Institute. [Real News 24/7: June 26, 2003 is
destined to will go down in history, along with January 22, 1973 (the day the
Court's Roe vs. Wade decision legalized abortion), as a date upon which a
tremendous evil was visited to American society.]
group denounces decision Focus on the Family's Vice President of Public
Policy Tom Minnery: "With today's decision the court continues pillaging its way
through the moral norms of our country."
The official website of The
Supreme Court of the United States
Fight for the preservation of traditional families!
Support the Federal Marriage Amendment.
priest convicted of homosexual abuse of boy "This defendant, more so
than any other, needs to be in prison,'' prosecutor Michael Mann said. He said
[Rev. Daniel] Clark (shown, right) "had a chance to change and he didn't.' [Real
News 24/7: Like 99% of the so-called pedophile priests, Clark's victims of
choice were young boys—he and the rest of them
ought to be identified correctly for what
they are: predatory homosexuals. The
Book of Gomorrah
(Liber Gomorrhianus) an eleventh-century treatise on the sins of
clerical homosexuality and pederasty is still important reading. Had the
post-Vatican II church utilized this work in its seminaries, instead of heeding
the Siren call of sociologists, fewer Rev. Clarks would be running around (at
least not swearing Roman collars and being addressed as "Father"). Also, the
widespread policy of bishops to coddle these men would not be rampant. See
Goodbye, Good Men for information on how
so many the seminaries went so bad.
Anglican church divided over proposed homosexual bishop "Thirty-five
church leaders urged openly gay Canon Jeffrey John to withdraw his acceptance of
the position when they met in Oxford on Wednesday night."…other
parts unearthed in Baghdad backyard WMDs "missing link"? Well, maybe in
the sense that the "Piltdown Man"—a
jawbone and part of a skull—was fraudulently passed off as mankind's missing
link. Or, as the the author of Baghdad's
WMD "evidence" says, this is the same as finding a couple of screws and
deciding it's evidence of a car.
Myth of Tiny, Little Israel: Zionist Tentacles Everywhere "The facts go
and on, one has but to look at UN reports on these matters of Israeli abuses to
see that it would take me dozens, nay hundreds of pages to cite all the abuses
of even the last dozen years—not to mention the previous and ongoing atrocities
being committed in the name of 'security'—very much like Hitler needing more and
more land for Germany’s 'security.'"
Israelis Exonerated in
Rachel Corrie's Death The cover-up continues.
Whether Corrie was murdered, as the International Solidarity Movement (ISM—the
group she was part of) maintains or was her death was unintentional, as Israel
contends, is at a very basic,
non-political level, irrelevant. The official ruling holds that the bulldozer
driver can't be held accountable, since he didn't see her, but this
explanation doesn't wash. The simple truth is that ISM activists had been
confronting the bulldozers all day, so every driver had a grave obligation to
make certain that they had clearance before proceeding, just as a someone
driving through a school zone must go forward with due caution. This being
said, the driver who ran over Rachel Corrie was , at the very minimum,
guilty of willful negligence resulting in her death. But there is no justice
for the enemies of Israel as the family and friend of Rachel Corrie have
discovered. Rachel Corrie
Memorial website A
bulldozer driver speaks "I didn't see dead bodies under the
blade of the D-9, but I don't care if there where any." (This article
originally appeared in an Israeli newspaper and is reprinted here by Gush
Shalom, the Israeli peace group.)
whistleblower reveals CIA/DoD fiascos "In a world exclusive, Al Martin
Raw.com has published a news story about a Department of Defense whistleblower
reveals that a US covert operations team had planted 'Weapons of Mass
Destruction' (WMDs) in Iraq – then 'lost' them when the team was killed by
so-called 'friendly fire.'"
Where is Saddam? Could he be in Hawaii? "Rumors are no novelty in
Baghdad, where papers regularly print articles, complete with front-page
photographs of white-bearded Orthodox Jews, about a Zionist conspiracy to buy up
the city's best real estate"
Left, Right take aim at Bush aide White House Chief Counsel Alberto
Gonzales' name is being thrown around as a possible Supreme Court nominee, but
he may find the going tough. "Conservative purists are attacking his stance on
affirmative action and abortion decisions rendered as a Texas Supreme Court
justice. Liberals are challenging his role in White House decisions they say
threatened civil liberties.…"
Gonzales waiting for
date with the Supremes Background of the potential Justice
(puff piece from MSNBC News).
Conservatives want Alberto Gonzales kept off the Supreme Court Some
feel he could be another David Souter: "Thirteen years ago, then-White House
chief of staff John Sununu called Souter's nomination a "home run" for
conservatives. But today, Souter is firmly in the high court's liberal bloc,
supporting abortion rights, affirmative action and a high wall of separation
between church and state."
Gonzales supports secret military tribunals Transcript of his
interview with Jim Lehrer on PBS Newshour "We, of course, are in an
extraordinary time, Jim. And these call for different kinds of measures.…"
seeks inquiry in Dodi's death "Mohammed Al Fayed, the owner of the
Harrods department store, asked a Scottish court today to review a decision
turning down his request for a public inquiry into the death of his son in a car
crash in France that also killed Princess Diana."
Official: Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Fatah agree to three-month truce with Israel
"We in the Fatah movement demand that the Israeli government respond to
this initiative with a comprehensive halting of aggression against the
Ernst Zundel's wife, seeking political
asylum for him, writes to…Vladimir Putin Not a good idea.
To find out why, see below for 6-16 articles on Putin.
9/11—Plane crashes into
"symbol of American power" in D.C.
It's not what you think.
DARPA, PNAC and the
Perfect Killing Machine Popular movies and TV shows like Robocop
(right), The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, to
name a few, have dealt with characters who have been electronically
transfigured into part human, part machine. They were fiction, but the reality
may be nearer than you think. DARPA, the same folks who brought us the Total
Information Awareness office, have announced the formation of the Brain
Machine Interface Program, which could bring about an army of cyborgs.
"While Stepford soldiers may not be marching onward just yet, technology is
headed in that direction. Researchers at the State University of New York in
New York City successfully implanted electrodes into a rat's brain and turned
it into a remote controlled robo-rodent."
Six British soldiers
killed in Iraqi ambush "It was the biggest daily death toll sustained by
coalition forces since March 23, three days after the start of the war to topple
U.S. accusation on Iraq's weapons "'It is sort of puzzling I think that
you can have 100% certainty about the weapons of mass destruction's existence,
and zero certainty about where they are,' he said."
6-24-03 One big
reason why peace is so elusive in the Middle East
Rabbis meet in Jerusalem to
condemn "road map" "The agreement called `the road map' is in complete
contradiction to the wisdom of the Torah,"
declared a statement issued by the Federation for the
People of Israel and Land of Israel, who met in what described as an emergency
meeting on Monday in Jerusalem.
Rabbis say Torah
forbids road map compliance "The road map is worse than Oslo,"
declared former Knesset member Rabbi Haim Druckman. The Jerusalem Post
described the more than 500 rabbis in
attendance as right wing and centrist.
Mueller: FBI making strides in war on terror He described the Patriot
Act as "essential" and decried "misperceptions" about how its powers might be
Mueller reorganizing FBI into a tool of oppression
"Robert Mueller was the first FBI Director to speak at an ACLU
conference and his buddy John Ashcroft was also invited to speak, but declined.
Whatever one may justifiably think of the American Civil Liberties Union, they
asked some questions that a whole lot of people have been asking." [Real News
24/7: Let's keep in mind that this is the same ACLU that permits
high-profile member Alan Dershowitz to promote
torture as a tool in the
"War on Terrorism" (no civil rights for Arabs?) on nationally-aired TV
COURT RULINGS ON INTERNET PORN, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
Taxpayer-funded libraries must shield children from Internet porn
Conservatives call affirmative action rulings 'disgusting' and 'disappointing'
Official website of The
Supreme Court of the United States
6-23-03 An Iraqi 'quackmire' in
the making US sergeant to The Washington Post: "The war is
supposed to be over, but every day we hear of another soldier getting killed.
Saddam [Hussein] isn't in power anymore. The locals want us to leave. Why are we
still here? "
Now Bush blames failure to
find WMDs on looters Oh, no, it's Washington's answer to Baghdad Bob!
For the uninformed, Iraqi Information Minister Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf aka
Baghdad Bob aka Comical Ali, has become a cult hero in the West due to
his slightly surreal and unintentionally funny (and, on rare occasion,
accurate) pronouncements during Iraq War II. A few
examples of his comedic genius: "There are no American infidels in Baghdad.
Never!" "We will welcome them with bullets and shoes." "Listen,
this explosion does not frighten us any longer. The cruise missiles do not
frighten anyone. We are catching them like fish in a river." "I triple
guarantee you, there are no American soldiers in Baghdad." "We are winning!" Here's a website
dedicated to Saddam's court jester
extraordinaire. The loutish looters, delirious in their folly,
have hidden the Weapons of Mass Destruction, but believe me, we shall
mercilessly root them out like wild pigs, every one of them!!!
6-22-03 Sharon applauds the killing of Hamas leader
Road map? I thought you brought the road map.
6-22-03 Bush-backed feature film of 9/11 casts him as scourge
of 'tinhorn terrorists' "You laugh at me and I'll shoot you where you
Traffic cameras raise
Big Brothereque fears "A lot of people's anxieties are tied into the
Patriot Act . . . and its eroding of civil liberties."
6-21-03 No Prior
Warning At WTC On 911? Corrected casualty assessments now indicate that
the only major tenant of the World Trade Center to suffer suspiciously light
losses on the morning of Sept. 11 was the FBI.
Bush's shift Israel was swift
The day after President Bush delivered
a rare public criticism of Israel last week, he sat down to dinner at the White
House with 100 Jewish leaders and did some damage control." (Just ask yourself
one question, Mr. President: "Do I want to be reelected?")
Liberty attack recalled After 36 years, survivors still seek full
China's missile tests…and
more news "Inside the Ring"
6-20-03 Flashback: Clinton's Jewish
Connection Much has been made of the the Israel First orientation of
the Bush Administration—and rightly so. But it
would be a mistake to think that the Zionists only began to exert power in the
White House with the 2000 Election. So, in the spirit of non-partisan, equally
opportunity president-bashing (and reflecting on the possibility that a
Clinton might one day again haunt the Oval Office), Real News 24/7
presents Bill Clinton's kosher political diet. The late Israel Shahak, a
courageous Israeli who spoke out against war crimes committed by his country,
wrote: "The tremendous influence of the Jewish establishment upon the
Clinton administration found its clearest manifestation in redefining the
'occupied territories' as 'territories in dispute'. The Palestinians are
understandably angry. But lest they be accused of anti-Semitism, they cannot,
God forbid, talk about Clinton's 'Jewish connection'." (Emphasis
added; for much more of and about Shahak's writings and work, see our special
report, Jews against Zionism:
The hidden protest.)
6-20-03 Charley Reese:
Road map to nowhere
"[I]t is immoral in the extreme for the United States to condone the criminal
acts of Israel, which include: assassinations of its political opponents;
demolition of houses; the uprooting of olive trees and other agricultural
products; the sealing off of towns and villages; mass arrests without charges;
imposition of curfews; murder of civilians, including children; and confiscation
of land and water resources."
Why no objection to Israel's WMDs In the name of security, Israel has
continued to stockpile biological, chemical and nuclear weapons. Never forget
that Middle East "peace" is always peace as Israel dictates!
Theater of deception:
Bush, Sharon and Abbas "George W. Bush, it appears is an adept thespian.
Look at the way he kept telling the world that he was 'doing all I can not to go
to war with Iraq'—when, in fact, he'd made
the decision months earlier to definitely go to war against Iraq."
fears terrorists may have jet "A Boeing 727 jet that made an
unauthorized take-off from Luanda airport three weeks ago may be in the hands of
terrorists, United States officials say." [Real News 24/7 comment: What
better to divert attention from the missing WMDs than a missing 727?]
6-19-03 U.S. troops "shoot civilians"
"American soldiers in Iraq today make the astonishing admission that they
regularly kill civilians."
6-19-03 NATO considers plan
to expand "peacekeeping" outside Kabul and other news briefs
sentenced for plotting to bomb mosques Curious, but none of the accounts
mentioned "terrorist" or "hate crime." Seems the court and the news media are
giving him a free pass on that regard.
Canada to allow homosexual
"marriages" Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien said he will file a
bill to permit same-sex marriages, a change that would make Canada only the
third country where homosexual couples can legally wed.
Flow of "gay" immigrants
predicted Now, if only they'd stay there.
U.S.-Canadian thorn: "gay weddings" But American sodomites see the
change as "a powerful tool to break down the remaining discrimination here."
A few reactions from Canadian religious groups (at
posting these were the only online stories):
And what about
the children? "Someday, Canada will come to regret all that it has
done to separate marriage from procreation and the nurturing of children."
slams gay marriage ruling "If marriage is redefined, the EFC
[Evangelical Fellowship of Canada] is concerned about increasing
discrimination against religious communities that cannot accept the
legitimacy of same-sex marriage."
split over the legalization of same-sex marriage Rabbi David Novak,
professor of Jewish studies at the University of Toronto and an opponent of
the measure, warned: “I don’t think gays will stop. I think their aim is
to totally, completely transform the moral tone of society.” (Emphasis
Real News 24/7 readers in the United States are again
Support the Federal Marriage Amendment and urge their representatives
at national, state and local levels to see that no repetition of Canada's bad
example occur south of the U.S.-Canadian border. (We urge readers in other
countries to fight against same-sex marriages in their country, as well. And
we extend to our Canadian readers our deepest sympathy and hope that they soon
can overturn this insanity.)
Israel may retaliate for girl's murder Why is it always called murder
when an Israeli child is deliberately killed by Palestinian extremists, but only
an "accident" or "collateral damage" when a Palestinian child is deliberately
killed the Israeli Defense Forces?
Knesset forbids citizenship to Palestinians who marry Jews "A
controversial government bill that would halt granting citizenship to
Palestinian residents of the territories who marry Israelis passed its
first reading Wednesday in a stormy Knesset session." Proponents said
citizenship would be too risk, since it allowed free passage around the country,
but one MK opposing the bill likened it to Germany's
World War II-era Nuremberg Laws." (How different the mentality of Israel's
Zionist ruling class is from its "ally," the United States. In America,
foreigners who immigrate here are considered citizens, not enemy
Life with Big Brother: Shot forced on newborn against objections of parents
"What was supposed to be a joyous occasion – the birth of their first
child – turned out to be an Orwellian nightmare for a young Colorado couple
whose newborn was vaccinated for hepatitis B over their religious and
philosophical objections, while armed guards stood by to prevent them from
of new legislative push for doctor-assisted suicide "With advocates for
doctor-assisted suicide pushing for legislative passage in Hawaii and Vermont,
the author of an updated book on the subject has issued a bleak warning. Wesley
J. Smith writes that physician-aided suicide could evolve into a widespread
practice of doctors refusing to treat certain patients because they are too old
or too sick."
supreme act of treason "Unlike other pieces of legislation which
typically assault our liberties one at a time, the Patriot Act completely shreds
the Bill of Rights. Our Founding Fathers would have never even debated such a
proposition; they probably would have reached for their guns."
Lawmaker seeks toy
gun ban No, we're not making this up.
6-17-03 Bring me the head of Frank Keating!
Refusing to recant, Keating resigns as church panel chief What
would happen if, after being picked by the United States Conference of
Catholic Bishops to head a panel on priest sexual child abuse (popularly
referred to in the news media as "pedophiles," but, in reality,
predatory homosexuals), you said some of the bishops "act like La Cosa
Nostra and hide and suppress [evidence of abuse]"? Well, if your name is Frank
Keating, you would be asked in less than friendly terms to resign. Keating,
former Oklahoma governor, infuriated Godfather—er,
Cardinal—Roger Mahony of Los Angeles so much that he ordered a "hit" on the
candid chairman. (L.A.
cardinal critical of governor overseeing sex abuse panel) In the letter
tendering his resignation, Keating was anything but contrite, making a
distinction between the Church founded by Jesus Christ and what he sees as its
polar opposite: "It is not a criminal enterprise. It does not
condone and cover up criminal activity. It does not follow a code of silence.
My remarks, which some bishops found offensive, were deadly accurate. I make
no apology. To resist grand jury subpoenas, to suppress the names of offending clerics, to deny,
to obfuscate, to explain away; that is the model of a criminal organization,
not my church." (Emphasis added) Well said, Governor! No wonder they forced him to resign—instead
of being the yes man they desired, Keating sounded more like someone ready to
drive the money changers out of the Temple (or the mob bosses out of hiding).
Unfortunately, as usual, the victims are the ones who'll suffer more (Keating
resignation seen as a setback). Real News 24/7 salutes Frank
Keating for opposing this evil in high places and standing tall for principle
even when forced to resign, but in so doing, we feel obliged to add:
Governor, you should have seen this coming— your ouster only confirms the
validity of your remarks! The USCCB is not willing to do any thing substantive
about the rottenness in its midst and you were canned precisely because you
insisted that they confront the rottenness and dispose of it. Your
ouster should be lamented, not only by every Catholic, but by anyone eager to
see justice served on behalf of the victims of the predator priests and an end
to the system that condones and covers up such evil.
(For a book exploring the origins of "pedophile priest" problem, Real News
24/7 recommends Michael Rose's Goodbye, Good Men. In it, he looks at
the the homosexual underground in Catholic seminaries, a phenomenon that has
grown to pandemic proportions since the Second Vatican Council. Rose
interviews dozens of ex-seminarians who were often ostracized, not
because they were "gay," but because they weren't; who were told they
didn't have a vocation to the priesthood, not because they lacked
piety, but because they were too pious! While we don't agree with all
of his conclusions and we think he has wimped out by refusing to use the term
"conspiracy" in addressing the issue (as though it was a coincidence that all
of these seminaries went bad in the same way and at the same time!), we still
believe the book merits our commendation for the way it conclusively proves
that the evil fruit of the predatory priests manifested today is the direct
result of bad seeds were planted decades ago.
"Jane Roe" wants a ban on abortion
"Norma McCorvey, who joined the anti-abortion fight nearly 10
years ago and says she regrets her role in Roe v. Wade, said the Supreme Court's
decision is no longer valid because scientific and anecdotal evidence that has
come to light in the last 30 years has shown the negative effects of abortion."
Roe no more Norma McCorvey's website.
6-17-03 Section 861:The
law they hope you never read "I’m
speaking of fraud on a scale so massive and so enduring it could only be
perpetrated by the federal government. That is to say, a federal government
operating way outside of the limits mandated by the Constitution."
Federal Reserve Interventionism
"The bedrock of the U.S. economic system for nearly
the past century has been the policy of interventionism. Specifically,
intervention in the financial markets by way of central bank money lending
operations and easing (or tightening) of interest rates."
Federal Reserve System/central banking
archive G. Edward Griffin on the Fed:
"What are its objectives? What are the objectives of any cartel? To make money
for the members of the cartel, to improve the profit margins of the members of
the cartel and to stabilize themselves in the marketplace. That is the true
objective of the Federal Reserve System."
Abolish the Fed petition "The
consequences of wealth confiscation by the Federal Reserve mechanism are now
upon us. In the current decade, corporate debt is soaring; personal debt is
greater that ever; both business and personal bankruptcies are at an all time
high. Interest on the national debt is consuming half of our tax dollars and
we are facing an international trade deficit for the first time in history."
Why Putin is different "The word
in Washington is that Jacques Chirac 'will have to pay for the line he took
during the war.' Gerhard Schroeder won't see the White House again, at least
not from the inside, say administration hawks. And Vladimir Putin? Ah, he's a
different story - nobody is planning to put him on the gallows of American
public opinion." Putin: ally or
terrorist? "Counting Vladimir Putin as an ally against terrorism
ignores his career in the murderous KGB/FSB and his ongoing support for
terrorist regimes and organizations."
Expert to expose WMD "exaggeration" "A former senior Australian defense
analyst who resigned in March claiming the government was exaggerating the Iraqi
threat is to appear before British MPs probing intelligence on Baghdad's weapons
programs, it emerged today."
6-16-03 BBC poll:
World opposed to Bush and Iraq War
6-16-03 It's time
for them to go "Bernie says the media has learned a little trick -- that
the American people will believe what they are told by the media to believe. It
must be true, because like George Orwell said, 'All happenings are in the
mind--people believe what you put in their minds.'"
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