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10-31-03 The Terri Schindler-Schiavo File: Day XVII

Life, Death, and Silence "Why the media elites won't tell the full story on Terri's prognosis and Michael Schiavo." (Real News 24/7: You mean besides the fact that they're a pack of pathological liars?)

Fighting the Culture of Death A CBN interview with Terri's parents

Wendy Griffith: Your prayers were answered. The Florida legislature stepped in -- Governor Bush stepped in…

Bob Schindler: That's a miracle, how it happened. It's the first time in the history of the Florida legislature that they passed something in one day. It's never happened before…

Mary Schindler: Truly a miracle from God.

Bob Schindler: I mean that was an absolute miracle.

Prayer vigil resumes for Terri Schindlers scheduled for rebuttal on "Larry King Live"

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10-31-03 Emerging police state targets political beliefs "Welcome to the American Police State, my friends, where a law-abiding citizen has his door broken down, is hauled off to jail by a small army of some 60 officers and is held without bail for four months. His crime: virtually nothing. Of course this is science fiction, you say. Well, not exactly.¼"

10-31-03 Top Israeli Officer Says Tactics Are Backfiring "Israel's senior military commander told columnists for three leading newspapers this week that Israel's military tactics against the Palestinian population were too repressive and were fomenting explosive levels of "hatred and terrorism" that might become impossible to control." (Real News 24/7: Oh, you mean repressive like this?)

10-31-03 Judge to Christian mom: No "homophobic" teaching In custody case orders child's religious upbringing must not expose her to idea homosexuality wrong (Real News 24/7: Just a reminder that the Culture of Death encompasses more than just abortion, euthanasia and related issues, as the promotion of sodomy as a legitimate life option in society has been shown down through history as a sure civilization killer.)

10-30-03 The Terri Schindler-Schiavo File: Day XVI

Terri's parents want their voice heard in life-or-death case A conservative public interest law firm is trying to give Terri Schindler Schiavo's parents a voice in the latest round of court proceedings that may determine whether their daughter lives or dies.  Related story

Anti-abortion activist stirs crowd with remarks "Someday Americans will look back on the current era as 'the darkest hour of our history,' anti-abortion activist Randall Terry told students Tuesday night.¼He spoke of his role in current efforts to keep Terri Schiavo, a Florida woman who has been in what doctors call a persistent vegetative state for more than 10 years, alive through the continuation of her food supply through a feeding tube. "

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10-30-03 M.I.T. snared in dispute over voting machines "Two students have embroiled the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in a nationwide controversy about the reliability of a company's high-tech voting machines."

10-30-03 Empire builders Neoconservatives and their blueprint for U.S. power

10-30-03 Silenced witnesses "In a seven-week period this spring, two overseas observers were killed by the Israeli army in the Gaza Strip, and a third left brain dead. But has the truth yet been told?"

10-29-03 The Terri Schindler-Schiavo File: Day XV

Honor all of life all of the time "The lives of severely disabled are of immeasurable value and not to be callously disposed of."

Husband's lawyers challenge "Terri's Law" "A hastily passed state law that gave Gov. Jeb Bush the authority to keep a severely brain-damaged woman alive is unconstitutional and should be overturned, attorneys for the woman's husband said in a filing Wednesday."

BBC: Family anger in coma woman case "Why [does] Mr. Schiavo fight so hard to keep Terri from having any sort of therapy - especially speech therapy - that would wean her off her feeding tube? What is he hiding? What could it hurt?"

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10-29-03 Charley Reese: Too much secrecy "It is a sad thing, but the Bush administration is the most deceptive (or, if you wish to be generous, the most misinformed and manipulated) crew that has occupied the White House in the past few decades. It is also the most secretive administration."

10-29-03 U.S. develops lethal new viruses "A scientist funded by the US government has deliberately created an extremely deadly form of mousepox, a relative of the smallpox virus, through genetic engineering."

10-29-03 Berkley High School forced to display American flag "After strong complaints from a concerned parent, Berkeley High School has finally distributed U.S. flags throughout its classrooms, stepping up the previously lax enforcement of a state code requiring them." (Real News 24/7:  A B.H.S. history teacher is quoted in the article as saying that the refusal to display the flag is "not necessarily anti-American." On the contrary, that's exactly what it is. Berkley's reputation as one of leading centers for political subversion was cemented back in the 1960s and this just confirms that nothing there has changed. A new generation of radicals is being indoctrinated.)

10-28-03 The Terri Schindler-Schiavo File: Day XIV

The interview that wasn't Michael Schiavo got the usual Larry King softballs when interviewed on last night's show. What follows are the observations of Wesley J. Smith , author of Forced Exit: The Slippery Slope from Assisted Suicide to Legalized Murder, on King's missed opportunities to challenge Schiavo.

CNN Larry King Live Interview With Michael Schiavo "This is a rush transcript. This copy may not be in its final from and may be updated. LARRY KING, CNN HOST: Tonight, exclusive: Michael Schiavo speaks out about his emotional fight to have his brain-damaged wife's feeding tube removed. He says he's trying to follow Terri Schiavo's wishes. Her family calls it judicial attempted murder. Michael Schiavo with personal insights into a 13-year ordeal is next on LARRY KING LIVE." (Real News 24/7: Please click on Original Article link, either here or under the headline on the linked page. This is a blog, so expect various opinions, including some idiotic ones from those who are only interested in making sarcastic comments. Nevertheless, there is some interesting information here.)

Video of brain damaged woman shaping public opinion
"A potent picture is hard to ignore, and in the case of Terri Schiavo, the power of her image - propped up in bed, eyes open, seemingly smiling at her mother - has been incalculable."

Doctor Says Schiavo Likely Victim of "Some Kind of Trauma" "One of the most important battles in the fight over the life or death of Terri Schindler Schiavo has been the professional opinions of dueling medical experts. But the Schindler family has found a new ally in that battle - one it did not seek out - in the person of a famed New York forensic pathologist, Dr. Michael Baden." (Real News 24/7: As with the Larry King Live interview above, please click on Original Article link, either here or under the headline on the linked page. Again, this is a blog, so expect various opinions, including some idiotic ones from those who are only interested in making sarcastic comments. Nevertheless, there is some interesting information here.)

President Bush  backs brother on Schiavo case Florida Gov. Jeb Bush could face a constitutional showdown for his decision to use a special law to order Terri Schindler-Schiavo's feeding tube restored, but he received support today from the president. (Real News 24/7: Although we have frequently been critical of the President on this website [see below, for example], we  won't hesitate to give a thumbs up when he gets it right.)

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10-28-03 Bush: U.S. not ready for total abortion ban President Bush said on Tuesday the United States is not ready for a total abortion ban, but he would sign a ban just approved by Congress on what opponents of the procedure call 'partial birth' abortion." (Real News 24/7: This position, which reiterated Bush's stand made during the 2000 campaign,  however reasonable some might think, is ultimately a copout.  After all, was America "ready" for a total national legalization of abortion when the Supreme Court announced it's Roe vs. Wade decision? But we got it anyway!)

10-28-03  Patriot Act makes banks pry into new accounts "Starting this month, financial institutions are required to check out customers more thoroughly than ever before."

10-28-03 People magazine fudges cover photo "Claims it 'would never use images to create a situation that did not exist'" (Real News 24/7: Just another example of a media source doing what it does best

10-28-03 Chastity finds youthful embrace "Miss America 2003 Erika Harold, who last year fought pageant officials' attempts to stifle her abstinence message, says growing numbers of young people are rejecting sexual promiscuity, despite 'what they see on television.'" (Real News 24/7: The corruption of the pageant is highlighted in this article by the revelation that its officials told Miss Harold they wanted her to stick to an anti-violence message and to avoid anti-promiscuity statements. How much did the fear of losing advertisers and corporate sponsors play a part in their decision? If such is the case,  what does it say about the state of society that the perception of purity is considered a commercial liability?) 

10-27-03 The Terri Schindler-Schiavo File: Day XIII

Questions Larry King should ask Michael Schiavo tonight

* You have Terri on Medicaid but you live in an expensive house with your girlfriend and have an expensive car - how is this allowed?
* Why didn't you call 911 as soon as Terri collapsed? Why didn't you do CPR?
* Why was Terri's rehab money spent on legal fees to have her starved to death?
* Why did you "remember" Terri's supposed wish "not to live that way" after the money came through but before that, swore in court you wanted to care for her all her life?

Questions raised about Terri's collapse "A world-renowned forensic pathologist with over 40 years experience as a medical examiner is challenging the official version of early events in the Terri-Schindler Schiavo case, providing the parents of the brain-disabled woman with powerful ammunition in their battle to save their daughter's life from her court-ordered starvation death."

Letter about Terri to the editor of the St. Petersburg Times "I am sure that you wrote your article on Theresa Marie Schindler Schiavo in what you believed was the truth. However, I can stay quiet no longer. It is a proven fact that Mr. Schiavo had at least one affair and fathered an illegitimate child while still married to Terri before she was injured."

Terry Schiavo's judge no Solomon "Bottom line: Michael Schiavo, the husband, wants his 39-year-old wife Terri, dead. He's battled in court for 10 years, spending more than half a million dollars on legal fees to get a judge's OK to have her feeding tube removed."

Parents' Tragic Fight Continues "Today the couple continues an odyssey through the courts in a so-far unsuccessful attempt to win custody of their severely brain-damaged and incapacitated daughter."

Terri & Others - It's About Love "Laura Shepherd stared forward from her wheelchair, her mouth open, while the machines that keep her alive clacked and whooshed behind her, as they have for the past 15 years. 'We have to be careful about what we say in front of her, because she understands,' said Linda Evans Shepherd, as she bent down to her 17-year-old daughter."

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10-27-03 9-11 Commission ready to subpoena White House files  "The head of the federal commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks said the White House was withholding highly classified intelligence documents and he was ready to subpoena them if they were not released within weeks."

10-27-03 US vows to crush resistance after Iraq attack "Paul Wolfowitz, the deputy civilian chief at the Pentagon, promised an 'unrelenting' effort to crush Iraqi resistance after his hotel in Baghdad was hit by a barrage of rockets early yesterday."

10-27-03 Is Israel building a national security "cage"? "It is an immense undertaking that requires US financial aid. The wall is being built in stages, and as its construction pattern emerges, it is becoming increasingly controversial. The Israeli cabinet has just approved the route for its central section..."

10-27-03 Controversial movie based on bestseller I find it amusing that a movie industry that eagerly launched the fictional 1988 The Last Temptation of Christ may truly despise the The Passion. And what would this imply? That it is fine to create an alternate 'fantasy' version of a man's life but not so good to tell it straight up unless it fits today's political agenda?

10-26-03 The Terri Schindler-Schiavo File: Day XII

Terri Schiavo's parents file motion against appointed guardian "The Schindlers have filed a suggestion of bias against Dr. Jay Wolfson, a professor of health and law at Stetson University. Wolfson also works for the College of Public Health at Florida State University and the College of Medicine at the University of South Florida."

Debate rekindled: Split family makes Schiavo case unique "Because of the Schiavo case, the Florida Legislature is considering revising the law regarding end-of-life decisions, said a spokeswoman for the Florida House. "There's a feeling the courts might have misinterpreted the original intent of the law," said Nicole de Lara."

Schiavo to take case to national television "For years, Michael Schiavo has spoken through court documents and his attorney, declining at every opportunity to tell his own story in his own words about life at the vortex of a right-to-life storm. That will change Monday when the husband of Terri Schiavo appears on CNN's Larry King Live television show."

Nancy Cruzan's sister: Florida right-to-die case raises awareness of issue "A Missouri woman whose comatose sister was taken off life support after a court fight says she hopes a similar case in Florida prompts important discussions."

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10-26-03 Colonel dies in Iraqi rebels' bold attack on U.S. coalition hotel compound "Iraqi guerillas launched a bold and violent offensive Sunday against the U.S. led coalition, striking first with a rocket attack on a prominent hotel in a supposedly secure zone that houses American and coalition officials, then continuing with more rocket attacks well into the night."

10-26-03 America against the world "Neo-Jacobins are known to Americans as 'neoconservatives,' a clever euphemism behind which hides a gang of radicals who stand outside of, and opposed to, the American tradition. The United States has been subverted from within, as these counterfeit conservatives hold the reins of power in the Bush administration."

10-26-03 Pentagon wants "mini-nukes" to fight terrorists "Influential advisers at the Pentagon are backing the development of a new generation of low-yield nuclear weapons—so-called mini-nukes—in a controversial report to be published this autumn."

10-26-03 Ten Commandments bill introduced  "A copy of the Ten Commandments would be displayed in the U.S. Capitol under a bill introduced Tuesday in Congress by members from Alabama and Florida."

10-26-03 Abusing "anti-Semitism" "The eve of the Jewish New Year is an excellent occasion for what Jewish tradition calls Kheshbon Nefesh, or soul-searching on so-called "anti-Semitism", which has now become the single most important element of Jewish identity. Jews may believe in God or not, eat pork or not, live in Israel or not, but they are all united by their unlimited belief in anti-Semitism."

10-25-03 The Terri Schindler-Schiavo File: Day XI

ACLU to enter Pinellas court fight on brain-damaged woman "The American Civil Liberties Union is joining Terri's Schiavo's husband in seeking to overturn the new law which allowed the governor to intervene in the contentious right-to-die case." (Real News 24/ Wow, now there's a real surprise [not].)

New life for the right-to-life movement Mrs. Schiavo's advocates trace the shift in her case to Oct. 11, just before her feeding tube was removed, when conservative activist Randall Terry contacted the Schindlers through mutual friends and asked if he could help.

Schiavo "can be rehabilitated," doctor insists "Three doctors appeared with Terri Schiavo's parents Friday to bolster their conviction that their daughter can recover from brain injuries that have kept her in what other physicians have called a persistent vegetative state for 13 years." Related story

When in doubt, life should trump "When there is doubt, as surely there is here, life should trump death. Otherwise, without much troubling, the right to die becomes the duty to die and, who knows, your turn may be next. Meanwhile, we'll all breathe easier, including Terri Schiavo."

Terri's life before she became a "cause"
"She’s not a cause. She’s a person. A very special person."

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10-25-03 Charley Reese: Compulsory volunteerism "American politics has become so dumbed down that no one seems to have picked up on the contradiction in Gen. Wesley Clark's proposal for a civilian reserve force."

 10-25-03 Overturning the law giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants "Giving driver's licenses to individuals who are in California illegally is not only a bad idea, it’s against the law. Or rather, it was. Now, what was illegal behavior is legal, and immigrants who have sacrificed and worked hard to become Americans are slapped in the face by the double standard of their government. How is this right?"

10-25-03 Are Jews rulers or ruled? "I am a Jew but I do not control the world. The vast majority of Jews feel this way. They do not know the Rothschilds and they are ignorant of any plan for Jewish world domination. Most would oppose this Illuminati scheme if they understood it. No wonder they think anti Semitism is irrational and feel resentment. They don't appreciate that many Jewish leaders secretly play a dominant role in the Illuminati plan."

10-25-03 If you want to be freekill your TV "The propaganda prepwork for homosexual "marriage" continues this fall with a sitcom entitled It's All Relative. In that program, the intelligent adult daughter of what is described as 'a long-committed gay couple' is determined to marry a coarse, indifferently educated, blue-collar bartender whose church-going parents understandably disdain homosexuality. The Advocatea high-gloss homosexual-themed publication smugly describes the sitcom as 'subtly subversive.'"

10-24-03 The Terri Schindler-Schiavo File: Day X

Victory in Florida feeding case emboldens the religious right "Religious conservatives say that with an arsenal of prayer vigils, Christian radio broadcasts and thousands of e-mail messages to Florida lawmakers, they played a pivotal role in the legislative battle this week over whether to feed a brain-damaged woman who has been kept alive artificially for 13 years."

Florida woman's husband vows legal fight "The husband of a brain-damaged woman at the center of a legal tug of war between her family members will go to court next week to fight Gov. Jeb Bush's order that reinserted her feeding tube, the husband's attorney said Thursday."

Florida family struggle echoes Missouri case "They took place 13 years apart. But the cases of a Missouri woman and a Florida woman - both described as being in a vegetative state, both subjects of very public battles over whether their feeding tubes should be removed - have inspired similar furor and passion."

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10-24-03 White Zimbabweans now own 3% of land "White farmers in Zimbabwe now own just 3% of the country's land, according to a long-awaited audit of the country's controversial land reform program that has just been made public."

10-24-03 Syria says able to deter Israel's armed forces "Syria is capable of creating a power balance that would deter Israel and respond to its 'aggressive adventures,' the armed forces chief of staff said Wednesday. He also accused the United States of 'unlimited' support of Israel."

10-24-03 3 Israelis killed in attack "Palestinian attackers killed three Israelis and wounded two others early Friday after infiltrating a Jewish settlement in Gaza, Israeli officials said."

10-24-03 Iran envoy admits arms information omitted "Iran gave the U.N. nuclear watchdog a dossier intended to dispel fears it is trying to make atomic bombs, but a Tehran envoy acknowledged Thursday that the files omitted information about a bomb-making ingredient found in the country."

10-23-03 The Terri Schindler-Schiavo File: Day IX

The battle for her life continues!

AAPS Doctors: Schindler-Schiavo is Not a "Death with Dignity" Issue "The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) issued this statement from Jane M. Orient, M.D., in response to the emergency action of the Florida legislature to reinstate feeding and hydration of Terri Schindler-Schiavo: 'Terri Schindler-Schiavo has won a temporary stay from execution by a method too cruel to be used for convicted criminals. And yet her husband's attorney is trying to spin it into a "death with dignity issue" with his comments on Tuesday.¼'"

Terri snatched from hospital "Attorney Patricia Anderson's greatest fear was realized yesterday when she learned that Michael Schiavo had removed his wife Terri Schindler-Schiavo from Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Fla., where she was taken to have her feeding tube reinstalled, and returned clandestinely to the Woodside Facility of the Hospice of the Florida Sun Coast in Pinellas Park where she has been a patient for over three years."

Father: Brain-damaged daughter responsive "The father who has fought for more than five years to keep his brain-damaged daughter alive said when he visited her Thursday, she turned down his kisses, saying, 'Uh-uh.'"

Michael Schiavo's attorney vows to keep on fighting
"George Felos, says he will go to court Monday to challenge the constitutionality of the governor's actions. Felos says his client has been bolstered by the outpouring of public support on his behalf. Michael Schiavo says his wife wouldn't want to live in this state."

FLASHBACK: Terri's father, Robert, and sister, Susan Carr, appear on the Hannity and Colmes talk show of August 13th
 Also interviewed is George Felos, the lawyer for Michael Schiavo, Terri husband. Much of the talk surrounds Terri's condition, here chances for recovery and the motives of Michael Schiavo.

Schiavo taken from hospital "'It's a shell game,' said Schindler family attorney Patricia Anderson outside the hospital. 'Terri is being used as though she is an object. It's an outrage.'"

Lawyer in FL case rips Gov. Bush  "'It is so repugnant to so many provisions of Florida's constitution, we are all certain that it will be overturned,' said George Felos, the attorney for Michael Schiavo."

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10-23-03 Ex-Navy Official: 1967 Israeli attack on U.S. ship was deliberate "A former Navy attorney who helped lead the military investigation of the 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty that killed 34 American servicemen says former President Lyndon Johnson and his defense secretary, Robert McNamara , ordered that the inquiry conclude the incident was an accident."

10-23-03 Auschwitz survivor facing genocide charges "Poland is seeking the extradition from Israel of a Jewish Auschwitz survivor on charges of genocide. Solomon Morel, 83, a Polish-born Jew, is facing the charges for the deaths of German prisoners in a communist camp he commanded after the Second World War."

10-23-03 Beijing bowing to pressure on captured Christian "In what appears to be action brought about by international protest, China's communist government has finally notified the wife of an imprisoned Christian that he has been arrested."

10-23-03 Monopoly makers sue creator of Ghettopoly "The makers of Monopoly are suing the man behind a satirical version called Ghettopoly in which 'playas' compete to build crack houses."

10-23-03 Confederados keep Dixie alive down South in Brazil "'We're trying to preserve our culture,' says Frederico Padoveze, a 23-year-old dressed like a Confederate general whose name belies his southern U.S. heritage."

10-23-03 Lightning strikes Jesus on Gibson's Christ film set "The actor who plays Jesus in Mel Gibson's film The Passion of Christ has escaped injury after being struck by lightning during filming." (Real News 24/7: We have learned that a few scenes have been re-shot, which, presumably, is what Jim Caviezel was doing back in Italy. We hope this doesn't mean that Mel is caving in to his critics. After all, he has said that God inspired him to make the movie, and we can't believe such inspiration includes the butchering of the film to please anti-Christian pressure groups. In fact, perhaps the bolt of lightning was God's critique of the attempts at making such changes.)

10-22-03 The Terri Schindler-Schiavo File: Day VIII

Terri Schindler Schiavo's parents denied visitation, information "The parents of a disabled Florida woman, joyful upon learning that their daughter's life had been spared Tuesday by an act of the Florida legislature and Gov. Jeb Bush, have since been barred from seeing her or learning anything about her condition by the woman's husband, Michael Schiavo." (Real News 24/7: Just when it appeared that the matter had been resolved, a new chapter in the drama has unfolded with this incredibly vindictive move by the sorry excuse for a husband. Let's just pray that the parents' efforts to have him removed as her guardian are successful¼and soon. What a bizarre time it is in which we live, when a man actively seeking to bring an end to his wife's life would be called a "guardian"!)

Starving woman in hospital; more legal wrangling ahead "Terri Schindler Schiavo, the brain-damaged Florida woman who needs a feeding tube to survive, was receiving intravenous fluids in a Florida hospital Wednesday morning, after going six days without food or water."

Gov. Bush orders disabled Fla. woman's feedings resumed Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush has ordered that Terri Schindler Schiavo's feeding tube be re-inserted. Bush issued an executive order late Tuesday after the Florida legislature gave him the authority to take the action. (Real News 24/7: Please make certain to check out the links to comments from Michael Schiavio and the Schindlers.)

 2 strikes for life "Could Oct. 21, 2003, represent a turning point for the movement that holds life sacred? It could be. But these two victories represent baby steps in what remains a long march to restore justice and morality in America."

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10-22-03 YWCA says "adios" to feminist leader after six-month stint "The YWCA has fired its chief executive, ultra-feminist Patricia Ireland, saying the organization 'proved to be the wrong platform' for her views on women's issues. But one pro-family group calls the announcement 'pure spin.'"

10-22-03 Rewarding lawlessness "More than two years after Black Tuesday, our nation’s borders remain terrifyingly insecure, and our anemic economy continues to shed manufacturing jobs. Assessing this grim situation, the Bush administration has focused intently on the task of rebuilding critically wounded economic infrastructure and enhancing border security … in Iraq."

10-22-03 Can the leader of a nation be "perfectly possessed"? "'Perfect possession' is supposedly when an evil entity has taken such total control of a person that there is not even an indication that a person has an inner demon -- no sign of struggle, not on the surface, just a general evilness. A person who is 'perfectly possessed' would seem at ease with his or her evil, or simply and fully indifferent to it."

10-21-03 The Terri Schindler-Schiavo File: Day VII
Terri lives! Florida governor signs measure ordering feeding tube restored "With only a few hours remaining before she slips beyond the point where she can be saved, Florida lawmakers delivered Gov. Jeb Bush (left) legislation empowering him to order Terri Schindler-Schiavo's feeding tube reinserted and the governor signed and implemented the life-saving law two hours later." (Please keep praying for Terri, whose condition is now critical.)

Schiavo bill advanced by Florida Senate panel "A state Senate panel approved legislation today giving Gov. Jeb Bush the power to order a feeding tube be reinserted in a brain-damaged woman in defiance of courts and her husband."

Please contact Governor Bush, and the members of the Florida Senate and the Florida House who supported this life-affirming move to thank them for coming down on the side of the angels. (Real News 24/7 is in the process of getting their  names. Check back with us to get lists of legislators to be thanked.)

Vital fact—Husband's lawyer on hospice board for 4+ years "Neither George Felos nor 'The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast' have openly disclosed the facts of Terri Schiavo's case to Terri's many advocates - that from February 13, 1997 until at least April 26, 2001, George J. Felos was listed as a member or recent member of the Board of Directors for 'The Hospice of The Florida Suncoast' on the non-profit's annual reports."

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10-21-03 Senate okays ban on partial birth abortion "The Senate on Tuesday voted to ban the practice that critics call partial birth abortion, sending President Bush a measure that supporters and foes alike said could alter the future of U.S. abortion rights. A court challenge is certain."

10-21-02 Florida's lawsuit-proof Ten Commandments monument "An American Heritage monument at the administration building in Polk County, Florida, includes a panel listing the Ten Commandment, but this is a lawsuit-proof monument, and the ACLU will not sue."

10-21-03 Historian charges British with World War II massacres "A controversial German historian is at the center of a row over his latest book which includes gruesome photos of German civilians killed by Allied bombing during the Second World War."

10-21-03 U.S. failure to count Iraqi civilian deaths "incredible" "The refusal by the U.S. army to count the number of Iraqi civilians killed by U.S. soldiers in Baghdad has been strongly condemned by Human Rights Watch."

10-21-03 Franco "The long-standing leftist tradition of hatred of Catholic Spain was very carefully laid out by Professor Philip Wayne Powell in his classic Tree of Hate. Socialist Europe would undoubtedly have preferred a Soviet Franco, who could do to Catholic Spain what FDR’s treachery allowed to happen to the Catholics of Eastern Europe after World War II – which Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., actually had the gall to praise ten years ago in the Wall Street Journal as a small price to pay for 'winning' the war."

[Photos: Left—General Franco (second from left) watches as Juan Antonio Samaranch is sworn in as a national councilor while kneeling before a crucifix in 1967. Right—Franco giving the Falange salute.  Bottom—Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos (Holy Cross of Valley of the Fallen), the magnificent tomb built  atop and within a mountain at the command of Franco to honor the victims of the Spanish Civil War.]

Francisco Franco "With the end of World War II, Franco and Spain were forced to suffer the economic consequences of the isolation imposed on it by nations such as Great Britain and the United States. This situation ended in part when, due to Spain's strategic location in light of Cold War tensions, the United States entered into a trade and military alliance with Spain.¼"

Pro-Franco book a bestseller in Spain "A controversial, revisionist history of the Spanish Civil War which claims it was sparked by a leftwing revolution [Real News 24/7: This point is disputed?] and that Winston Churchill was crueler than General Francisco Franco has proved a surprise publishing success."

Valle de los Caídos Here is a website about this marvel, which includes, among other architectural and engineering wonders, a six stories high underground church with more floor space than the Vatican, and a cross, nearly 500 feet high, that can be seen from 30 miles away!


10-20-03 The Terri Schindler-Schiavo File: Day VI

Legislature may try to save Terri Schiavo Florida legislative leaders decided Monday to rush through a bill to give Gov. Jeb Bush the power to intervene in the fight over a brain-damaged woman whose feeding tube was removed last week by her husband's order.

The bill goes to the State Senate on Tuesday. Please voice your support for Terri.

Governor Bush calls special session over Terri Schiavo "According to a news release sent by the Terry Schindler-Schiavo Foundation (, Florida Speaker Johnnie Byrd will introduce "Terri's Bill" during the special session Monday. The bill would put an immediate moratorium on all dehydration and starvation deaths in Florida."

National Organization on Disability President Appeals to Florida Governor on Behalf of Terri Schiavo Disability advocates have mobilized around Terri Schindler Schiavo, a Florida woman whose right to live has become a legal battle. Schiavo, 39, has severe disabilities as the result of a heart attack and collapse 13 years ago. Her husband contends she is brain-dead with no cognition nor chance for recovery. He says his wife would not want to be kept alive. Her parents counter that their daughter responds to stimuli, is not brain dead, could improve, and would not want to die. Their case is documented at .

Death stalks the innocent The case of Terri Schiavo is proof positive that the Culture of Death is gaining new ground. Unless her feeding tube is restored, she will starve to death or die of dehydration within the next 10 to 14 days.

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[Real News 24/7 will continue to carry news about Terri when it becomes available, until either her feeding/hydration tubes are reinstated or she passes away as a result of the current cessation of treatment. See our in-depth coverage, including update, from October 15.]  

Pray for Terri Schindler-Schiavo & her family

10-20-03 Princess Di feared someone out to get her Just 10 months before she died, Princess Diana wrote a letter in which she named someone involved in a plot to kill her by tampering with her car, her former butler claims.

10-20-03 Lieberman heckled at Arab-American political conference Joe Lieberman, the lone Jewish candidate among a bevy of Democratic presidential hopefuls, got a taste of what to expect if elected, while addressing an Arab-American political conference on Friday. Apparently, Lieberman was a little too tough on Palestinian terrorism and a little too friendly towards Israel, because the audience (including ISM members) began heckling him.

10-20-03 Israel top base for Internet attacks A survey by Symantec says Middle Eastern countries comprised six of the top 10 bases for Internet attacks, it was reported Monday.

10-19-03 The Terri Schindler-Schiavo File: Day V

Biograph Films goes after "Nazi agenda"Schindler's Fight "The oldest movie company in America initiates the movement for a documentary on the travesty of Terri Schindler-Schiavo, the 39 year old woman who is being starved to death by the removal of a feeding tube in Florida. Her parents appealed to Governor Jeb Bush, there was a memorandum, but no results.

"Thomas R. Bond, II – President and CEO of Biograph is outraged at the new Nazi agenda. Bond states 'This woman is not on a life support machine, she is as fully functional as a cerebral palsy or MS victim. This is out-right legalized murder of someone, and their crime is they are handicapped. This is the greatest human rights violation that has been committed in this country against the handicapped. It is the same as Nazi Germany did 60 years ago.'"

Family holds on to hope "The family of a brain-damaged woman still has a "glimmer of hope" for her after her feeding tube was disconnected following a years-long legal fight, her brother said Saturday."

The twilight zone of consciousness "As recently as Oct. 10, the Schindlers unsuccessfully petitioned a federal court to step in to give them time to try therapy that might have helped Terri learn to eat by mouth before the feeding tube was removed. 'Terri never said, "If I become incapacitated, don't help me out,"' says their lawyer Patricia Anderson. 'She never said, "Don't give me a spoon."'"

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Pray for Terri Schindler-Schiavo & her family

10-19-03  Sick, wounded U.S. troops held in squalor "Hundreds of sick and wounded U.S. soldiers including many who served in the Iraq war are languishing in hot cement barracks here while they waitsometimes for monthsto see doctors."

10-19-03 Remarks by U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd on Final Passage of Iraq Supplemental Appropriations Bill "Mr. President, the Emperor has no clothes.  This entire adventure in Iraq has been based on propaganda and manipulation.  Eighty-seven billion dollars is too much to pay for the continuation of a war based on falsehoods."

10-19-03 Who will win the election? Before answering the question in the headline, consider the new electronic voting machines mandated by Congress to be in use in every voting district by 2006.

10-18-03 The Terri Schindler-Schiavo File: Day IV

Family priest blocked from administering final communion "The Catholic priest of a brain-damaged woman, joined by her family, tried to give her a final communion Saturday but was refused entry by police officers guarding the entrance to the hospice."

Judicial Watch Offers Jeb Bush Legal Basis to Save Terri The Washington, D.C.-based legal watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed a motion of protection with the Florida Department of Children and Families that could give Gov. Jeb Bush a legal basis to order doctors to reattach Terri Schiavo's feeding tube.

Gestapo tactics used to ensure the "right" to kill Welcome to the United States of America in 2003 the home of the free....unless you happen to be helpless and married to a man who wants you dead.

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Pray for Terri Schindler-Schiavo & her family  

10-18-03 How to rig a U.S. election (Real News 24/7: While the What Really Happened website often carries articles of interest, such as those linked here, we cannot in any way condone the anti-Catholic attacks that have begun appearing there, such as "Is the Pope crazy," [10/17] an column that ridicules the Vatican for denouncing the use of condoms and "The Inquisition," [10/18] a malicious and mendacious Baptist slur against the Catholic Church that conveniently ignores Protestant persecutions of Catholics and other Protestants. And we urge those who agree with us to e-mail to voice your complaints and all readers to consult these links.)

10-18-03 Writer takes Jews to task for "Kill Bill" "A senior editor at The New Republic has published a column on the Internet that deplores the violence in the film 'Kill Bill' and criticizes Harvey Weinstein, the co-chairman of Miramax, which released the film, and Michael Eisner, chairman of the Walt Disney Company, as 'Jewish executives' who 'worship money above all else.'" (Real News 24/7:  Anyone doubting that there is a double standard in firmly in place needs to pay close attention to the last two paragraphs. Any amount of criticism of Christians is permitted, even welcomed, in the news media, but say so much as a single word questioning Jews and watch out!)  And here is the column that got him in hot water.

10-17-03 The Terri Schindler-Schiavo File: Day III

Desperate parents plead to Jeb Bush "Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal denied a petition by attorneys for the parents of Terri Schindler-Schiavo to mandate Gov. Jeb Bush intervene to prevent the brain-disabled woman from being starved to death as demanded by her husband.
The only option left, said pro-life activist Randall Terry, who represents the family, is to 'cry out louder and louder for Governor Bush to intervene.'"

Request by comatose woman's kin rejected
"Two [Florida] courts denied last-ditch efforts Friday by the parents of a disabled woman to reinsert a feeding tube that had been keeping her alive. The woman's husband successfully fought to have the feeding tube removed this week, but her family vowed to fight to have it reinserted. Doctors say Terri Schiavo will die within two weeks."

Futile Care: The Terri Schiavo Case "This is not the column I was going to write. However, it the column I must write.
A young woman named Terri Schiavo [ ] is on a deathwatch through court-ordered starvation and dehydration. Her death comes courtesy of the efforts of her husband, Michael Schiavo; right-to-die activists like lawyer George Felos and Dr. Ronald Cranford; judges George Greer and Richard Lazzara; and the Florida Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court, which have refused to hear the case.

"Terri's parents want her to live, and after viewing the videos and talking to people, so do I. Up-to-date information is at"

[Real News 24/7 will continue to carry news about Terri when it becomes available, until either her feeding/hydration tubes are reinstated or she passes away as a result of the current cessation of treatment. See our in-depth coverage, including update, from October 15.]  

Pray for Terri Schindler-Schiavo & her family

10-17-03 Malaysian Explains Anti-Jewish Remarks "Malaysia's outspoken leader accused Western countries of using a double standard for criticizing Jews and Muslims, and refused to apologize Friday for a speech in which he said Jews ruled the world."

10-17-03 U.S. firm supplies Communist Party paper (Real News 24/7: Once upon a time a top Soviet Communist leader declared concerning capitalist America: "They will sell us the rope with which to hang them." Now, it seems, the hanging one day will be announced in the Peoples [sic] Daily, the leading Chinese Communist propaganda organ, which will be published with American  printing supplies. Oh, by the way, it's going to be the English language edition, so we can read about our own demise. Lucky us, huh? And all this courtesy of Gary Locke, Washington State's "useful idiot" [or traitor] of a governor, who lauds the deal as "progress." Why am I not surprised?)

While on the subject of trade with China, please consider: Boycott of Red Chinese imports deserves support
"Looking over the toys that we and others gave my kids for Christmas, I was impressed by the number of Red Chinese imports among them. Amazingly, apart from one Mexican import, my quick survey did not find a single toy among the gifts that was not made in the People’s Republic. Even the Christmas ornaments were made in that bastion of government mandated atheism. Equally ironic is the observation that most of the fireworks with which we celebrate our freedom on Independence Day are made in that least free of countries as well." The China Boycott Union webpage

10-17-03 U.N. coming around -- and not a minute too soon... "Where U.S. foreign policy is concerned, this has been a week of hints given and, occasionally, hints taken. The UN Security Council appears to be taking the hint from the U.S., Britain and the Iraqi Governing Council, backing off its previous calls for an immediate transition to Iraqi self-governance." (Real News 24/7: This column is an good indicator of what's wrong with the American right today. An exclusive for the conservative Townhall site, the problem is suggested by the title. Since when should the United States be at all involved with, much less a partner to, the world government machinations of the United Nations? Of equal interest is his "On cross-examination" quote from Pultizer Prize-winning editorial writer Paul Greenberg, who defends the Iraq War by calling the concern over whether Saddam Hussein was an imminent threat a "bright-red herring" and that the need was to take him out before the threat became imminent. Excuse me, but wasn't the imminent threat argument exactly what the Bush Administration used to lure the nation into backing its war? Now that's the real red herring! Or maybe a preemptive strike wasn't good enough for Mr. Greenberg¼seems like he's arguing for a pre-preemptive strike.)

10-16-03 The Terri Schindler-Schiavo File: Day II

Lawyers: Bush can step in for Schiavo Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has the authority and the legal obligation to use his executive powers to halt the death of Terri-Schindler-Schiavo [pronounced SHY' voh] and to launch a criminal investigation into the case, according to attorneys queried by the governor's legal office yesterday.

EARLIER REPORTS: Decision for death "The gray existence of Terri Schiavo , in a vegetative-like state for 13 years, was sent toward its end yesterday afternoon when doctors at a Florida hospice, by order of a state judge and with the blessing [sic] of her husband Michael Schiavo, removed the gastric feeding tube that has helped keep her alive." (Real News 24/7: See also the three-part Special Section entitled "The Terri Schiavo Case," which has many details not found elsewhere, including, in the third part, the opinion of a doctor who does not believe she is in a vegetative state. The section link is in the right column below the photos.) Conservative attorneys urging Bush to intervene in Schiavo case "The parents of a severely brain-damaged woman and others fighting to keep her alive stepped up the pressure on Gov. Jeb Bush to intervene in the case Thursday." Gov. Bush's staff will attempt to intervene in Schiavo case "Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has instructed his legal staff to try to find a way to save the life of Terri Schindler Schiavo, a disabled 39-year-old woman whose feeding tube was removed under court order Wednesday at her husband's request." [Real News 24/7 will continue to carry news about Terri when it becomes available, until either her feeding/hydration tubes are reinstated or she passes away as a result of the current cessation of treatment. See our in-depth coverage, including update, from October 15.]  

Pray for Terri Schindler-Schiavo & her family

10-16-03 Gibson renames movie about Christ "Mel Gibson's controversial film about the final hours of the life of Jesus Christ has a new name. The actor-director has changed the name of 'The Passion' to 'The Passion of Christ.' That's because 'The Passion' was already claimed by another movie in the works."

0-16-03 Malaysia urges world's Muslims to defeat Jews "Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad today told a summit of Islamic leaders that "Jews rule the world by proxy" and the world's 1.3 billion Muslims should unite and use nonviolent means for a 'final victory.'"

10-16-03 Marriage protection proclamation – what's missing "¼it is impossible to protect traditional marriage while supporting "domestic partnerships" pushed by homosexual activists. "

10-16-03 Homosexual urban legends The "born gay," "10% of population is homosexual," "epidemic of anti-gay hate crimes" and other myths of the "gay" lobby refuted. 

10-16-03 The super-hegemon bleeds red ink "A child born in America today is $124,000 in debt the moment he draws his first breath. The newborn’s inherited debt grows daily. Upon reaching working age, an enormous debt awaits." (Real News 24/7: "I owe, I owe, it's off to work I go!")

10-16-03 Smallpox vaccination plan "ceased" "Less than a year after President Bush announced a smallpox vaccination plan to protect Americans in the event of a terrorist attack, a fraction of the expected number of health workers have been immunized and the much ballyhooed program is dead in the water."

10-15-03 The Terri Schindler-Schiavo File: Day I

Media ignore fight for woman's life "The wire services have sporadically reported this ongoing story, but it is largely unknown outside of Florida because the major media outlets have virtually ignored it. Apparently there are some aspects that Big Media considers to be too inflammatory.¼"

UPDATE: Real News 24/7: Interestingly, Terri's fight for life suddenly became a story for the national news media after—and only after—her feeding/hydration tubes were removed today. These articles prove a bias by Big Media sources, since they use terms such as "comatose" and "vegetative," when as the Schindlers' videos clearly show, while severely disabled, Terri is far from incommunicative. Further bias is shown in the articles by the suggestion that all doctors agree about her position, whereas the only doctors allowed to see her have been those passing the husband's approval (that is, those who support "mercy killing").   These journalists are well-practiced in the writing of advocacy reporting, penning articles that advance a particular agenda (essentially, writing an editorial, but cloaking it in the style of a news story). But Terri's struggles, however, weren't given the time of day, hardly even in straight, unbiased articles. Her case fell on the wrong side of the fence for the mavens of political correctness (preserving life isn't popular with those who peddle the wares of the Culture of Death), hence the absence of feature stories in the major news sources. 

Secret therapy given to disabled woman who starts judge-ordered starvation today
'Terri Schindler-Schiavo does not want to die. She would like to go home. And she tried to convey this to her father in no uncertain terms by sitting bolt upright and trying to get out of her chair when told she might be killed, her family has revealed." Execution Begins for Terri Schindler-Schiavo; Will Governor Bush Intervene? "Randall Terry, president of the Society for Truth and Justice states, 'The Good Samaritan rescued the person who was left for dead. Pontius Pilate washed his hands and allowed an innocent person to be executed. We are praying that Governor Bush chooses to play the role of the Good Samaritan.'" Asylum sought: City group seeks to save disabled U.S. woman from euthanasia "An Edmonton group is asking the Canadian government to save the life of a
disabled Florida woman scheduled to begin 'starvation death' tomorrow."

Terri's fight Against the wishes of Terri's parents (left) and other concerned parties, her husband, Michael Schiavo, is the prime mover in the effort to have her "euthanazied." He has consistently refused to allow her to be examined by any doctors other than those he chooses. Since his wife's disability, Michael Schiavo gone out with women, including his current "fiancée," with who he has produced an illegitimate child. He has not sought a divorce, however, since, as Terri's heir, he stands to collect $750,000. Husband protests video showing alert Terri  "As Terri Schindler-Schiavo faces forced removal today of the feeding tube that sustains her life, lawyers for her husband are ordering her parents to hand over a videotape distributed yesterday as evidence she is not in a 'persistent vegetative state.'"

STOP THE KILLING!!!  Jeb Bush: No intervention for Schiavo What Florida's Governor has done and what he refuses to do to keep Terri alive. Real News 24/7: Please contact Governor Bush's office ASAP (as early as possible on October 15, as Terri is to be killed at 2 pm Eastern time) and tell him that Terri's parents say she has indicated to them that she doesn't want to die, so the least he can do is try to confirm this. He can be reached by:

Governor Jeb Bush

Fax: 850/487-0801

  Pray for Terri Schindler-Schiavo & her family 


10-15-03 Website supporting Mel Gibson's Jesus flick attacked in the New York Times  If "arriving" means having the Times go after you, then the following site has made it. Please visit and add your name to more than 7000 in over 70 countries who already have signed the petition for Mel's upcoming movie, The Passion of Christ (formerly The Passion).

10-15-03 CBS News smears homeschoolers J. Michael Smith, president of the Virginia-based Home School Legal Defense Association, calls the report "a shameless attempt to smear an entire community of committed, dedicated parents."

10-15-03 U.S. soldiers bulldoze farmers' crop in Iraq "Americans accused of brutal 'punishment' tactics against villagers, while British are condemned as too soft" (Real News 24/7: This is the same draconian policy that the Israelis carry out against the Palestinians. There is something very sick about using food as a weapon. It's almost as though we want them to hate us, opening the way to potential terrorist attacks against us. Oh, and by the way, isn't this trashing of crops a terrorist attack in its own right? These troops and the ones giving the orders bring great shame to America. God help us!)

10-15-03 U.S. food soon to be registered Food as a weapon Part II?

10-14-03 The FBI, 9-11 and the War on Terror   Retired FBI agent Ted Gunderson's powerful letter to John Ashcroft Gunderson (right): "You claim the USA PATRIOT Act will preserve our liberty and freedom? Instead of preserving our freedoms, this legislation has been implemented to destroying them. In my opinion, the inappropriately named USA PATRIOT Act was devised to circumvent the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. It is touted as legislation to protect our unalienable and constitutional rights; on the contrary, it is a giant step toward a police state."

The Ted Gunderson Files A defense against the smears. Four 9-11 moms battle Bush And ask the FBI some tough questions.


10-14-03 9-11: The flight path of Flight 77 over Washington "Was the lack of collateral damage simply bad judgment on the behalf of an inspired pilot, good luck on the behalf of the Pentagon, or was the attack contrived for maximum visual effect and minimal destruction? If the latter is the case then Flight 77 was not flown by terrorists."

10-14-03 The Federal Government's Strange Cyber-Defamation Case Against Bret McDanel His "crime"? Telling the truth.

10-14-03 Egyptian filmmaker faces wrath of colleagues over Israel Egyptian filmmakers urged organizers of the Cairo International Film Festival to withdraw the sole Egyptian film from the official competition because its director backs normalization of ties with Israel.

10-14-03 The structure of political correctness "If a Democrat politician uses the 'n-word' for instance, there is little backlash and a simple apology suffices to set it straight. That’s what happened to both Cruz Bustamante and Robert Byrd when they said the ''n-word'' repeatedly. If a Republican uses that word, there are immediate calls for his or her job, or resignation, or a lawsuit."

10-14-03 Fetus with three parents created "The potential for abuse of this type of technique could be mind-blowing." 

10-14-03 Monkeys Control Robotic Arm With Brain Implants (Real News 24/7: This article makes a case for the potential benefits of such an advance, but ignores its very real Orwellian implications.)

10-13-03 Bush Insists He's 'In Charge' of Iraq Policy President Bush on Monday rejected complaints from some members of Congress that he needs to assert more control over Iraq policy, saying, "The person who is in charge is me." (Real News 24/7: Sure, George.)

10-13-03 Terror Poses 'Massive' Risk at Sea -U.K. Sources Navies of the world have ramped up security against suicide bombers, now that terrorists pose a greater threat at sea than rogue states, according to British defense sources.

10-13-03 Many soldiers, same letter Newspapers around U.S. get identical missives from Iraq.

New York Times Trashes Nathan Hale "The trashing of American heroes is one of the basic procedures of the hate-America crowd in the U.S. media. This media strategy of belittling heroic figures in American history is a noticeable part of the agenda to dismantle and undermine the heritage on which the U.S. is built.

Captain Nathan Hale (1755 - 1776) A biographical sketch from the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Historical trash talk One of the most destructive and deceptive propaganda tricks of the modern left is the calculated misrepresentation of American history for the purposes of bolstering the liberal political agenda, discrediting hallowed American institutions and heroes, and legitimizing ideas and behavior that have long been condemned. The intellectual origins of America-bashing A study of the Marxist underpinnings of this evil.


10-12-03 Traditional Values Groups Announce 'Marriage Protection Week'  "A coalition of approximately 25 pro-family advocacy groups held a press conference in Washington, DC, on October 2, 2003 to announce 'Marriage Protection Week' from October 12-18."

10-12-03 Russia Sees ThreatsU.S./NATO Beware "Although experiencing an unprecedented period of cooperation with the United States and Western Europe, Moscow has issued a new 'military doctrine,' which is both provocative and confusing - even to elements of the Russian press."

10-12-03 Source Confirms Limbaugh Investigation "Law enforcement sources who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed to The Associated Press that Limbaugh was being investigated for by the Palm Beach County, Fla., state attorney's office."

10-12-03 Israel extends nuclear weapons capability "Israel has modified American-supplied cruise missiles to carry nuclear warheads on three of its submarines, giving the Middle East's only nuclear power the ability to launch atomic weapons from land, air and beneath the sea, according to senior Bush administration and Israeli officials."

10-11-03 Exposing Arnold's chief financial advisor, Warren Buffet Multi-billionaire and Bilberberg Conference figure Buffet (shown in photo, left, with then-gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lord Jacob Rothschild) is one of those who will help assure the governor-elect is following the conspiratorial game plan of the New World Order

The real Warren Buffet "
His activism for Democrat and far-left causes.
¼" Where was Warren Buffet on the morning of 9-11? "Of all places, Mr. Buffet just happened to be at the U.S. Strategic Command headquarters located at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska. Offutt AFB is, coincidentally, where President G.W. Bush flew to on Air Force One later on in the day for 'safety.'" Warren Buffet warns on terror risk "We're going to have something of a major nuclear event in this country," Mr Buffet said following the annual general meeting of his company Berkshire Hathaway.  The Depopulation Bomb Buffet's ties to the Hitlerian modern eugenics movement Bilderberg Conference 2003


10-11-03 State Department protests televangelist's nuclear threat "The U.S. State Department has lodged a vehement complaint with prominent conservative televangelist Pat Robertson for comments suggesting that its Foggy Bottom headquarters should be destroyed with nuclear weapons, officials said." (Real News 24/7: Pat has a point!)

10-11-03 U.S. hawk warns Iran threat must be eliminated   "An American official warned yesterday that the potential threat posed by Iran's nuclear program had to be "eliminated" and predicted Tehran would try to "throw sand" in the eyes of the world to avoid a confrontation at the UN."

10-11-02 Why Sharon is dangerous From the Israel's Ha'aretz: "Why? Because he doesn't even try to keep his promise of peace, and has made his promise of security worthless. Because he is a bloody adventurer who scoffs at dangers, even if you pay the price.¼"

10-11-03 OUT ON A LIMB: Hallmark sells Kobe Bryant ornament amid rape allegations "Hallmark briefly considered pulling the figurine from this year's collection before releasing it in July, but [company spokeswoman Deidre] Parkes said the company decided to let the public make its own decision."  (Real News 24/7: Please let Hallmark know that you have decided not to purchase their products! Whether or not the charges are true, Bryant has admitted committing adultery, so the idea of his image hanging from a Christmas tree is repugnant.)

10-10-03 Six killed as Israel raids Gaza camp "Six Palestinians, including an eight-year-old boy, were today killed in the largest Israeli raid on the Rafah refugee camp for six months."

Arab Perspective: Israel attack on Syria may be start of wider moves "The first air raid on Syrian territory in three decades is seen by many observers as a dangerous precedent for Israel to strike anywhere in the Arab world.¼Israel chose the 30th anniversary of the 6 October, 1973 War to expand its aggression towards Syria, states the editorial of Al Khaleej (UAE).¼" Sharon's road to wider vengeance "No Syrian Army threatens Israel as it did 30 years ago at Yom Kippur. Acquiring an explosive vest in Haifa does not require training in Syria." Israel defends itself "What are the consequences of Israel not being a debatable issue in public forums? According to Reuters on 7 October, "Buoyed by U.S. backing for Israel's right to defend itself, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said the Jewish state was ready to hit its enemies anywhere following an air raid deep inside Syria." Israeli pilot kicked out of air force for saying Israeli acts are immoral

10-10-03 Bring Back the Chads? Some Voters Distrust Electronic Ballots "According to a study in July by Johns Hopkins and Rice universities, any clever hacker could break into Diebold's system and vote multiple times. Researchers also found that hackers or insiders could fix the outcome."

10-10-03 Lords of the Ring "The evidence shows the children of intact two-parent families are rarely aborted, earn more and learn more, are far less likely to go to prison or become addicted to drugs, and are far more likely to lead happier, healthier and longer lives.¼Conversely, children of never-married mothers are far more likely to bear children out of wedlock, to drop out of school and to live in poverty their entire lives."

10-10-03 Arizona Court rejects "homosexual marriage" Arizona Court of Appeals says there is no right to "gay marriage," and that marriage is between a man and a woman.

10-10-03 Why the media don't call it as they see it  "When politicians or government officials lie, reporters have an obligation not only to include the truth somewhere in the story or let opponents make a countercharge, but to say forthrightly that the official has lied. When a politician gets away with a lie, he or she becomes more likely to lie again. If the lie is exposed by vigilant reporters, the official will think twice before repeating it." (Real News 24/7: In this column, the Washington Post's Paul Waldman makes as close to an admission of media guilt as we're ever likely to get. Of course, the issue of bias by publishers, editors and reporters isn't addressed, but at least he acknowledges that they need to be stronger in challenging the lies and deceptions of government officials and politicians. Although he doesn't say it, that should be regardless of what party the offending person belongs to.)

10-10-03 Are you being Delphied? "The Rand Corporation in the early 1960s developed the Delphi technique for the purpose of maneuvering segments of the public into accepting predetermined government policies.¼Now it is being employed to persuade the public to accept outcome-based education and the licensing of all employees, via endorsements in the Certificate of Initial Mastery (CIM) and Certificate of Advanced Mastery (CAM) programs, a.k.a. school-to-work."

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