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excuse me, Mr. President, just one more question¼"
Detective Columbo asks: Was 9-11 an inside
"Crimes are committed for many
reasons. Columbo always sought a motive, taking nothing for granted.
Neither was anyone--no matter how powerful--exempt from suspicion in
Columbo's mind. Although they would dismiss him as an 'annoying little
man,' the chief mistake the rich and powerful perpetrator always seemed
to make was to take detective Columbo too lightly. Just as Four 9/11
Moms Battle Bush—another group of citizens also taken lightly, if at
all--we can almost picture the dogged determination of these four
average women, trying to discover just what happened on 911, exactly as
that truthseeker, Columbo would have done. You see, governments would
prefer we all just go away and not ask any questions. Ever."
Ashcroft 'to defend' Patriot Act
"Attorney General John Ashcroft says the Justice Department is likely to
appeal against a court ruling attacking the Patriot Act as
"Just because certain lifestyle or dietary habits, laboratory values or
numbers on the scale, rise or fall in synch or appear together, doesn't
mean they have anything to do with each other. Yet, we hear assertions
made every day by mainstream scientists and medical professionals,
reputable healthcare organizations, public policy makers and, most of
all, media in which correlations are used as proof of a cause."
Mercury and autism
"Investigators have shown that there is a direct relationship between
increasing doses of mercury in vaccines and autism. In the 1950s, with
an immunization schedule limited to four vaccines (against diphtheria,
tetanus, pertussis, and smallpox), 1 in 10,000 children developed this
disease. As vaccines for other diseases were added, health care
providers began injecting increasingly larger doses of mercury into
Leo Strauss and the Politics of American Empire
"Norton makes quick work of Bill Kristol and Robert Kagan, two
influential neoconservatives who, among other things, edited a book on
foreign policy called
'Present Dangers is not a conservative work,' Norton writes. 'The
regard for tradition, for the slow growth of custom that Burke
commended, the respect for long-established practices are abandoned
here. In their place is an enthusiasm for innovation, for intervention,
for utopias. Nothing can wait, everything must be done now. No one need
media plagued by "coincidence theorists"
"The dark thread of secret agendas
and unspeakable acts that runs like a subterranean stream through the
last half-century of American history—and which has turned into a river
under this most secretive of presidential administrations—would not have
been possible without the outright cooperation of the media.¼"
Mexican border czar seeks open border
"Mexico's newest border czar wants to
begin building additional travel lanes at ports of entry along the
U.S.-Mexico border and to increase the number of border crossings into
the United States — the first steps, he hopes, toward an open border
with no checkpoints." (RN 24/7: )
U.S. destroyers deploying off North Korea
"In the first step toward erecting a multibillion-dollar shield to
protect the United States from foreign missiles, the U.S. Navy will
begin deploying state-of-the-art destroyers to patrol the waters off
North Korea as early as next week."
Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power
"George Bush's grandfather, the
late U.S. Senator
was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their
involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany.¼
His business dealings, which continued until his company's assets were
seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act, has led more than
60 years later to a civil action for damages being brought in Germany
against the Bush family by two former slave laborers at Auschwitz and to
a hum of pre-election controversy."
Boss is watching
"Cell phones are giving
employers new ways to check up on employees in the field--and raising
fresh workplace privacy concerns as a result."
None dare call them Neo-cons
"Even if the neo-cons were permanently
exiled from the Pentagon and the State Department, they would forever
boast of how so few of them did so much for the cause of Ariel Sharon,
the patron saint of the Likudnik priesthood."
A funny thing happened on the way to "The
"I am a conservative Republican who has come to the conclusion over the
past 12 months that I would not vote for Bush Cheney 2004 under bribe,
duress or at gunpoint. I have come to that conclusion for many reasons
that are well documented and in some instances is information that is
known only to myself and several executives that I work with."
Kerry's brother says he'll review Pollard
Kerry is pledging his brother John would review the sentence of
convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, who received a life sentence in 1985
after pleading guilty of passing classified documents to Israel." (RN
24/7: You don't think that
had anything to do with the announcement, do you? Nahhh!)
Pentagon panel sees need of more U.S.
"Pentagon-appointed panel of outside experts has concluded in a new
study that the American military does not have sufficient forces to
sustain current and anticipated stability operations, like the festering
conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and other missions that might arise. "
(RN 24/7: Which gives President Bush the
all the plausible deniability he needs to be able to say that, while
he's against reestablishing the Draft and prefers an all-volunteer
military, such figures don't leave him any choice. Of course, that won't
happen until after he's reelected.)
Schiavo's law struck down by Florida Supreme Court
"The state's high court
unanimously ruled that the law violated the separation of powers clause
in the state constitution and essentially allowed the state legislature
to authorize Governor Jeb Bush to overturn a lower court decision ending
More news on the fight for Terri and other disabled people."
Some Jewish leaders worried by Kerry
"John Kerry's plans for securing more European and international support
in Iraq are prompting worries among Jewish communal leaders — including
some Democrats — that such outreach will carry a price tag: increased
American pressure on Israel."
Equality run amok
"In a recent column I made an
observation about the vocal 'gay community' that may bear amplification.
On the one hand, these advocates tell us — us presumptive 'straights' —
that people’s 'sexual orientation' should be of no concern to us.
Then they turn around and tell us that their 'orientation' is the most
important thing in the world to them — the very source of their
'identity' and a matter of 'pride.'"
Eyeing Iran Reactors, Israel
Seeks U.S. Bunker Bombs
"The United States plans to sell Israel $319 million worth of
air-launched bombs, including 500 'bunker busters' that could be
effective against Iran's underground nuclear facilities, Israeli
security sources said on Tuesday."
The American Civil Liberties Union: Hello
ACLU! Goodbye God!
"Over the years ACLU has fought prayers in schools, school vouchers,
public school teachers assigned to religious schools (read: Catholic) to
supplement instruction in non-religious subjects, release time for
Catholic School parents to send their children for religious education,
lunches for religious schools and school buses for children in parochial
schools. " (RN 24/7: A visit to the
"Issues" section of the
shows the group to be on the anti-God side at virtually every turn.
Small wonder when it is recalled that political subversives were among
its principal founders
this related article].)
"Ake Green, a Pentecostal pastor in Sweden, was sentenced to a month in
prison for the supposed crime of preaching against the sin of
Solutions to the Terrorist Threat
"On September 11, 2001, the federal government failed in the most
important of its few constitutionally enumerated functions — protecting
our homeland from attack. The only effective defense of our country on
that day came from a handful of desperate private citizens on United
Flight 93, and the heroic efforts of state and local police, firemen,
and emergency response personnel."
"I’m proud to be a white man, a son of
Christian Europe, to which I owe so much. I hate the fashionable
derogation of white people. At the same time, that’s no reason to react
by derogating everyone else, any more than loving and defending your
family is a reason for disparaging other families."
Law to make VCRs illegal
"The Induce Act, officially known as the Inducing Infringement of
Copyrights Act (SB2560), was introduced in June by Sens. Orrin Hatch
(R-Utah) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont). It would hold technology
companies liable for making products that encourage customers to
What you need to know about the Minimum
"Data from the most recent census¼
reveal that those who are officially classified as 'poor' by the United
States government possess a surprising amount of wealth.¼46%
own their own home and 76% have air conditioning. More than 66% of the
'poor' have more than two rooms of living space per person. In fact, the
average "poor" United States citizen has more living space that the
average citizen (not 'poor' citizen) living in Austria, Belgium, France,
Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the
United Kingdom; 97% of the official American 'poor' own a color
television and over half own more than one; 62% of the "poor" have
either cable or satellite television.¼"
Something explosive in Kerry's hidden FBI
"Kerry continues to refuse to release his complete military records
which would answer a number of important questions about his service,
his medals, and what happened after he returned from Vietnam. So why
isn’t the mainstream media pounding on Kerry to get his military
just around the corner are some federal records which may have an even
greater impact on Kerry’s bid for the presidency, but mainstream
investigative journalists are avoiding this issue like the plague."
More Israeli spies in the Pentagon?
"Washington today is rife with
reports the FBI has been investigating whether or not a nest of
Pollardites inside the Pentagon has been funneling secrets, through the
Israeli lobby AIPAC, to the Reno Road embassy and on to Sharon."
Pollardites in the Pentagon?
Connecting the dots: The latest Israeli spy scandal
"The dots in Washington are connecting. It’s not a pretty sight. Last
week, a two-year FBI investigation of alleged Israeli efforts to have
American neoconservatives manipulate US Mideast policy leaked to the
media. The leak, said some sources, thwarted a deeper FBI investigation
into involvement by Israeli officials and sympathizers."
Congressman Ron Paul:
"Washington politicians are once again seriously considering imposing a
national identification card – and it may well become law before the end
of the 108th Congress."
The origin of the Income Tax
"'The freedoms won by Americans in 1776 were lost in the revolution of 1913,'
wrote Frank Chodorov. Indeed, a man's home used to be his castle. The income
tax, however, gave the government the keys to every door and the sole right to
change the locks."
The "new European Soviet"
"When former Soviet dictator
Mikhail Gorbachev visited Britain in 2000, he accurately described the
European Union as 'the new European Soviet.' He said this with obvious
approval, since he sees the evolving EU as fulfilling his vision of a
'common European home' stretching 'from the Atlantic to the Urals,' as
he described it in his 1987 book Perestroika. Mr. Gorbachev is a
lifelong Communist overlord who has steadfastly refused to renounce
US marines killed in Iraq ambush
"Seven US marines and three Iraqi soldiers have been killed by a car
bomb on the outskirts of Falluja in Iraq, the US military says. "
Critics warn of post-election problems if no paper
"Nearly 30 percent of American voters will use touch-screen machines in
November, almost none of which will generate a paper record. Defenders
say the machines provide electronic means to recount contested votes.
But skeptics continue to call for the addition of a voter-verified paper
record that could be stored securely and used as an additional check."
Buchanan on the Neo-cons
In an exclusive interview on
Political Players with Terry Neal commentator Patrick Buchanan talks
about his new book,
Where the Right went wrong,
and explains why opposition to the neo-conservatives of the Bush
Administration isn't "just another form of anti-Semitism."
Protesters allege 9-11 terror attacks
were government conspiracy
"On the final day of the Republican
National Convention, protesters gathered where the World Trade Center
once stood to allege a massive government conspiracy and cover-up
regarding the terror attacks of September 11, 2001."
Congressman John Conyers:
Congress must investigate spy scandal
"I write to ask that the Judiciary Committee commence an immediate full
investigation and examine substantial and credible evidence that
Pentagon officials have engaged in criminal wrongdoing in their handling
of classified material and have engaged in unauthorized covert
If ever a federal pronouncement deserved an A+ grade for careful
political correctness, then this is it. Rep. Conyers writes at some
length about how the FBI is currently investigating "whether a Pentagon
analyst, Larry Franklin, illegally passed along a classified document
involving the policy of the United States toward Iran" and how "[t]he
fact that a rogue element of the United States government may have been
working with a foreign government in possible contravention of current
foreign policy is a grave matter that should be of concern to every
American." He goes on to say that the House Judiciary Committee should
look into the matter by asking certain questions, such as to whether
Pentagon officials illegally gave classified information to members of
the Iraqi National Congress or the now discredited exile leader Ahmad
Chalabi or if they had unauthorized and illegal meetings with Iranian
and Syrian nationals and the head of Italian intelligence. In short,
Rep. Conyers succeeds in accomplishing a quite stupendous feat: He
writes ten paragraphs concerning what even the controlled media has
called an Israeli spy scandal without even once mentioning the nation of
Israel! [The closest he gets is when he states that "a rogue
element of the United States government may have been working with a
Emphasis added] This can be nothing other than a deliberate, studied
attempt on his part to avoid sounding like he's stepping on Zionist
toes. The fact that he's recognized as a pro-Palestinian voice in
Congress, who through 2002 has received over $12,000 in campaign
PACs [see section near
bottom of link] and even has a
translate this page to Arabic
link on his congressional website [see just under his "Alerts" box on
right hand side] no doubt plays a large part in his to omit any such
reference for fear of being accused of urging the investigation out of
anti-Israeli prejudice and having the powerful
American Israel Public Affairs
and other pro-Zionist groups go after him as the key target to defeat if
he runs for reelection. Ironically,
the FBI has looked at AIPAC
as possibly a conduit
for the passing of classified American intelligence information to
Israel. So, Rep. Conyers' reticence to be more specific is perfectly
understandable. By the way, one more curious note: As far was we could
see after a brief perusal, his website contains no mention whatsoever
of the above-linked pronouncement!)
The Israel espionage probe - Does it matter?
"The still unfolding story of Pentagon analyst Lawrence Franklin and his
alleged spying for Israel has attracted wide media attention and
generated considerable discussion. Details of the FBI's investigation of
his activities are still coming to light."
"The National Education
Association’s true goal is to nationalize our education system, with the
NEA in control, and in the process dumb down and morally corrupt our
children in preparation for acceptance of a socialistic new world
A day later, Bush says war can be won
"President Bush said Tuesday ``we will win'' the war on terror, seeking
to quell controversy and Democratic criticism over his earlier remark
that victory may not be possible."
FBI probes AIPAC link to Israeli
"For more than two years, the FBI has been investigating whether
classified intelligence has been passed to Israel by the American Israel
Political Action Committee, an influential U.S. lobbying group, in a
probe that extends beyond the case of Pentagon employee Lawrence A.
Franklin, according to senior U.S. officials and other sources."