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The US military invades Louisiana.
mirror:
 http://baltimore.indymedia.org/newswire/rate/11058/index.php#Article-11058
--or--
 http://snipurl.com/hj09



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Remember: If Fox News airs a TV show about the destruction of your town it is time to leave.




********911: NEWS MEDIA HOAX********


"We Went to War over Cartoons (the Webfairy)"


"What do you think would happen if the world became aware that there were no hijacked planes that day, that two of the flights didn't exist, that the towers were attacked with secret technology, that the horrifying image which people saw on TV was just a movie, and that media also faked lists of passengers on the non existent flight which didn't hit the North tower, that a missile of some sort was fired into the pentagon and that fake videos and fake eyewitness reports were concocted to try to sell the story? (Gerard Holmgren)"


What really hit the South Tower of the WTC?
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/11/304303.shtml


UK director to make 9/11 hijack film:
 http://news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=1793782005

(will the "planes" that strike the WTC look more real in this movie than in the movies we saw on 9/11/01?)





********BIO-WARFARE********


*FLU PANDEMIC*

Europe races to shore up bird flu defences:
 http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L06422768.htm

Flu oddities (updated 9/6/05):
 http://www.legitgov.org/flu_oddities.html




********NEWS********




*TOLERANCE*

First Muslim Miss England crowned
 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4212412.stm




*INTELLECTUAL DISCOURSE: 'CONSPIRACY THEORIES'*

State Department website informs US public that "conspiracy theories" are not to be trusted:
usinfo.state.gov/media/Archive/2005/Jul/27-595713.html




*NEW ORLEANS: MILITARY CONQUEST*

Xymphora - The New Orleans Hostage Crisis:
 http://www.rense.com/general67/nohost.htm

"...Shortly before midnight, the Bush Administration essentially delivered an ultimatum to Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco: before they released the emergency supplies, they wanted her to sign the city of New Orleans over to the Federal government..."




*NEW ORLEANS: US MILITARY INVASION*

(from Tammy):

N.O. has been taken over by the U S Govt, Tuesday 6th September 2005 (06h24):

"New Orleans has been taken over by the United States Government. The entire city of New Orleans is under evacuation orders. I just spoke to my friend Daniel in the Bywater (9th ward). He reports that unmarked police vehicles (cadillacs) are driving through the neighborhood with SWAT team police armed with ’big black machine guns’ telling people through bullhorns they are under orders to evacuate and must leave the city now.

People in that neighborhood are being told to go to the big pool on the corner of Lesseps and St. Claude (this is one block from my house) to be airlifted out, tho people are allowed to leave by their own means if they can.

He reports helicopters all over the place of all kinds - everything from large Army helicopters with guns to Red Cross helicopters - they are swooping down low in the neighborhood and ’buzzing’ houses - he said one just flew low enough over him to blow shingles off the roof.

He is starting to see National Guardsmen marching through the streets with guns to make sure people obey evacuation orders."


New Orleans becomes a war zone. A dress rehearsal for martial law?
 http://www.wsws.org/articles/2005/sep2005/nola-s08.shtml

"...These reports, however, beg the question of why such supplies were not made available during the first four days after the hurricane hit, when impoverished residents of the city were literally dying in the streets..."




*NEW ORLEANS: ETHNIC CLEANSING*

Xymphora - Ethnic cleansing II:
 http://xymphora.blogspot.com/2005/09/ethnic-cleansing-ii.html

(I assume that 9/11 was Ethnic cleansing I.)




*NEW ORLEANS: CIVIL LIBERTIES*

"On tonight's [9/7/05] Flashpoints program on KPFA: A woman radio activist who set up a low power radio station in the Houston Astrodome and had radios to distribute to the 20,000 there, was told by the US gov't authorities that all previous permits were off, she couldn't do it because they couldn't afford to supply her power. She pointed out she had secured her own source of power, they told her it didn't matter, no permission, only Homeland Sec Chertoff or Coupmeister Bush could approve it now...(Jeffrey)"


Media groups say FEMA censors search for bodies:
 link to today.reuters.com
--or--
 http://snipurl.com/hizw


US agency blocks photos of New Orleans dead:
 http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N06101601.htm




*NEW ORLEANS: PREMEDITATION*

Very painful questions about New Orleans:
 http://www.rense.com/general67/painful.htm

"There's something very wrong with the chronology of the levee breaks in New Orleans..."


The great New Orleans land grab/
The 17th street canal levy was breeched on purpose:
 http://www.aztlan.net/new_orleans_land_grab.htm

"...In an interview by WWL TV, Mayor Nagin complained vociferously that Louisiana National Guard Blackhawk helicopters were being stopped from dropping sandbags to plug the levy soon after it breeched. There is evidence that no repairs were allowed on the levy until after New Orleans was totally flooded!..."


Eyewitness states 17th street levee was bombed by the Army Corps of Engineers:
 http://jacob.wordpress.com/category/houston/

(search for "Clara".)


Katrina wasn't the problem, it was the 17th street levee:
 http://judicial-inc.biz/katrina.htm

New York Times drops hints that the levees were dynamited:
 http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/03/national/nationalspecial/03mayor.html




*LEVEES: OFFICIAL RESPONSE*

Three days of delays by Army corps of engineers:
 http://www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050903/ZNYT02/509030441
--or--
 http://snipurl.com/hh2a

New Orleans levees "not designed" for storm:
 http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/katrina_corps_spending




*NEW ORLEANS: CONGRESS*

Republicans block efforts to amend relief bill, hold vote without providing copy of the bill:
 link to rawstory.com
--or--
 http://snipurl.com/hizu

"Democrats said no one had even seen a copy of the legislation."




*NEW ORLEANS: MYSTERY EXPLOSIONS/OIL SPILLS*

Major explosion rocks New Orleans:
 http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article309770.ece

Oil leak from a tanker at the flooded-out Murphy oil refinery:
 link to www.nola.com
--or--
 http://snipurl.com/hh29


Major oil spill feared on Mississippi river:
 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9175553/




*NEW ORLEANS: BACTERIAL INFECTION*
'
EPA says contaminated flood waters dangerous:
 http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5262175,00.html

Poisoned water threatens thousands:
 http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=1905072005

Drinking water may not be available for years:
 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/06/AR2005090600498.html
--or--
 http://snipurl.com/hi25





*NEW ORLEANS: TOXIC WASTE*

The toxic timebomb:
 http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article310814.ece

Gulf Coast poisoned? Toxic landfill site now under floodwaters:
 link to www.torontosun.com
--or--
 http://snipurl.com/hh28




*NEW ORLEANS: FORCED EVACUATIONS*

Mayor orders forced removal of civilians:
 http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10169.htm




*NEW ORLEANS REFUGEES*

New Orleans gets a makeshift jail/concentration camp:
 link to www.latimes.com
--or--
 http://snipurl.com/hizt


Astrodome refugees report concentration-camp like conditions in the Astrodome:
 http://www.wsws.org/articles/2005/sep2005/hous-s07.shtml

Refugees from New Orleans behind barbed wire in Utah:
 http://www.unknownnews.org/0509090906CampWilliams.html




*NEW ORLEANS: TOLL*

Funeral director told to expect 40,000 bodies:
 http://www.t-g.com/story/1116806.html

About a million in US still without power:
 link to www.breitbart.com
--or--
 http://snipurl.com/hi20




*NEW ORLEANS: MILITARY GOVERNANCE*

Troops begin combat operations in New Orleans:
 http://www.livejournal.com/users/mparent7777/2443853.html

300 Airmen leaving mideast for Gulf coast:
 http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050903/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_katrina




*NEW ORLEANS COPS*

New Orleans police to pulled off streets:
 http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002472840_katrina05.html
--or--
 http://snipurl.com/hgjm

"On the seventh day, the mayor of New Orleans said he would surrender control of his shattered city to federal and state officials..."




*FEMA*

FEMA turned away aid, rescue crews, cut emergency communication lines say witnesses:
 http://dominionpaper.ca/international_news/2005/09/06/fema_turne.html
--or--
 http://snipurl.com/hi1y


FEMA deliberately sabotaging hurricane relief efforts:
 http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/september2005/060905femasabotaging.htm
--or--
 http://snipurl.com/hi1z


FEMA executive orders paved the way for emerging police state Hell:
 http://prisonplanet.com/Pages/Sept05/060905FEMA.htm

"New Orleans is just the first to fall"


Frustrated fire-fighters authorized only to pass out fliers about FEMA:
 http://www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_3004197

Hillary Clinton wants to restore "independence" to FEMA:
 http://www.wnyc.org/news/articles/51363




*NEW ORLEANS: EARLY BUSH REGIME RESPONSE*

Hurricane's victims left to die on New Orleans streets
 http://www.wsws.org/articles/2005/sep2005/norl-s02.shtml

Bush rules out significant federal aid to hurricane victims
 http://www.wsws.org/articles/2005/sep2005/hurr-s01.shtml




*HURRICANE KATRINA: FOX TV*

Fox TV airs program called "Oil Storm" which depicts, in documentary-style, the catastrophic destruction of New Orleans via runaway hurricane. In the film gas prices rise sharply and an economic upheaval takes place.
 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0461695/
 http://www.walltowall.co.uk/projects/project.asp?ProjectID=254
 http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/originals/oilstorm/main.html

"...The premises of the television-movie were as follows:

1. A super hurricane strikes New Orleans and the Gulf oil installations.
2. Disorder erupts and martial law is declared. The area is evacuated.
3. Oil supply is disrupted catastrophically and prices rise astronomically
4. Economic chaos and depression result

How prescient – indeed clairvoyant – this major television event turned out to be.
And so close to the actual events themselves...(Lynn)"




*DENIED AID*

US offers victims of New Orleans's breached levees $2,000 each:
 http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5263055,00.html


National guard not allowing aid into the city:
 http://neworleans.indymedia.org/news/2005/09/3941.php

Homeland Security won't let Red Cross deliver food:
 http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05246/565143.stm





*NEW ORLEANS: HALIBURTON*

Haliburton subsidiary gets lucrative Katrina repair contracts:
 http://www.click2houston.com/news/4938485/detail.html

Haliburton gets lucrative Katrina contract:
 http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/news/hurricane_katrina.html

Haliuburton hired for storm cleanup:
 http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/business/3335685





********ELSEWHERE********




*ENVIRONMENT*

Using New Orleans as a pretext (!), California air regulators may "temporarily" relax air standards:
 http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-calgas8sep08,0,6374273.story
--or--
 http://snipurl.com/hizr




*US ECONOMIC INEQUALITY*

UN report confirms that sections of America as poor as the Third World:
 http://news.independent.co.uk/world/politics/article311066.ece




*WEST BANK*

Israel approves further land-grab and construction of 117 new illegal homes in the West Bank:
 http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5259082,00.html
--or--
 http://snipurl.com/hhgj




*IRAQ: TAL AFAR*

IS the US military preparing another massacre in Tal Afar?
 http://www.wsws.org/articles/2005/sep2005/iraq-s08.shtml




*RAP MUSIC*

"The Massacre" by 50 Cent sells 4 million copies: Why does social backwardness achieve such success?
 http://www.wsws.org/articles/2005/sep2005/rap1-s08.shtml

(because Yahoo consistently has 50 Cent on their web site.)




********MISC********



*TENNIS: US OPEN*

Andre Agassi digs deep and defeats James Blake after being down two sets to love:
 http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news?slug=ap-usopen&prov=ap&type=lgns
--or--
 http://snipurl.com/hizq

(Kudos, Andre!)


Federer and Hewitt favored to advance thursday:
 link to sports.yahoo.com
--or--
 http://snipurl.com/hizp



peace,
NJS


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