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President Bush's illegal domestic spying program is not the first instance of the government spying on American citizens in our history. To understand how the present controversy will probably play out, we need look no farther back than the Ford Administration:
The phone companies say they protect your privacy, but when the Bush's NSA comes calling, they just can't say no. Say hello to Admiral Poindexter's nightmare future.
The upcoming conference is drawing 9/11 Truth activists from across the United States, Canada and the UK. There will be outstanding speakers, strategy sessions, networking opportunities, workshops on becoming the media, film-makers will be premiering new films and this looks like a major watershed event for the 9-11 Truth Movement.
Call your representative 1-800-459-1887 TOLL FREE
Please oppose a budget deal that forces cuts in health care, education, nutrition, child care and many other services. Cutting services to pay for tax giveaways to millionaires hurts our nation.
Horizon foods is owned by corporate giant Dean Foods. Horizon is now raising their dairy cows in giant organic feedlots. A nationwide boycott has begun. Here is more information.
I have Cingular cell service. I believe they merged with AT&T at some point. Are these one in the same?
The exposure in Thursday's USA Today of a vast and secret National Security Agency data base tracking the phone calls of hundreds of millions of Americans is further evidence of the advanced preparations for the establishment of a police state in the United States. The NSA database is a blueprint for political repression and intimidation on a massive scale.
The patently illegal government surveillance has nothing to do with preventing terrorist attacks, as claimed by President Bush and echoed by both the media and Democratic Party politicians who criticize various aspects of the program. It has been implemented by a state apparatus which sees its major opposition as coming from among the American people, not scattered bands of Islamic terrorists. At a time of growing social opposition, the government is systematically collecting data to find out what people are thinking and to whom they are talking.
The phone-tracking program has, according to the USA Today report, been underway since shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The three largest telecommunications companies in the US, AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth, agreed secretly to collaborate with the Bush administration and hand over to the NSA their records of every telephone call made by every one of their approximately 200 million customers. The program, carried out without court-issued warrants or Congressional oversight, is in flagrant violation of federal statutes as well as civil liberties guarantees laid down in the Bill of Rights.
The real danger confronting any nation, especially the US, is the felief that it is strong when it is not and maintaining a faith in the power of weapons and technology, when they are in fact wholly irrelevant-or even defective. This was the moral of the Vietnam War.
There is a strong focus in our communities on self-education. This is a great thing except for the fact that many times the most basic parts of education are ignored, creating an incomplete understanding of a subject that leads to serious problems within the community. Such a statement is hard to understand without a clear example. I will illustrate this using my own experiences as an HIV+ person dealing with the ignorance of the people around me. The moralistic reactions of these people will be used as an opening to discussions and critiques of problems in independent and self-autonomous communities.
A PLAN OF ATTACK:
Every single group, organization, and individual who is opposed to any of the policies of the Bush Regime must ALL UNITE IN A COLLECTIVE EFFORT to remove the Bush Regime from their offices and persecute each guilty individual to the fullest extent of the law. Together there is enough momentum to end his reign.
We cannot afford another World War III. Or we will be the new GERMANS.
The whole world is watching.
It is not physically, mathematically, or technologically possible to filter the "terrorist" containers from the "harmless" containers in a given set of containers, without filtering ALL the containers in the given set. And that is against the law.
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Lazlo Toth's entire legacy is built upon these letters he writes and the crazy-assed responses people send him back. In 1974, Lazlo wrote the president of the Kentucky Fried Chicken Corporation: "Dear Sir,...It is my American duty to inform you that there are people in this country who, in the name of "environmentalists" and "friends of chickens," are merely dupes of the red menace that is ever so slowly trying to creep into our very minds...
What are the real implications of NSA spying?
For those who may have been skeptical on the governments plan to end all civil liberties, read this. The Total Information Awareness Project is almost if not already complete. Please everyone...research this... learn, know about it, before its too late!!!!! If the public does not stand against these unjust acts, if the public does not become outraged...it will be too late. How can you take your stand? A national call for IMPEACHMENT NOW!
repost from commondreams.org
grass seeding insight
looks like a repeat of Communist Russia.
A database exists logging every phone call made in the United States, according to a story that just broke today. This makes one wonder if there is also a secret database logging every sender and receiver of email in the country, and the story has not yet been leaked (makes perfect sense - every phone call, every email logged - not much difference).
The Downing Street memo revealed the deceit that Bush and Blair planned an invasion of Iraq from 2002. The memo was ignored by the media. Cheney kept repeating the lie that Saddam caused 9/11. After he finally denied the connection, the media ignored his denial.
Imagine not knowing where you spent parts of your childhood and with whom. That is the fate that I, along with thousands of other children, (some of whom speak out in this article), have suffered. We, as children, were warehoused in MacLaren Hall, which was a "child protection institution." Survivors of Mac Hall describe horror. "Children with burnt skin, black eyes, arms in slings and legs in casts, were familiar sights..."
The latest in a series of sinking polls has brought George W. Bush to a record low in terms of his own approval rating and placed him within striking distance of becoming the most unpopular president in US history.
Just 31 percent of the American public approves of Bush's performance as president, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll released Wednesday. An even smaller percentage—29 percent—approves of the administration's handling of the war in Iraq, the issue that weighs heaviest in dragging down Bush's ratings.
Two-thirds of those polled said they had little or no confidence that the Bush White House could end the war successfully, and little more than a third said they believed that the decision to invade Iraq was correct. About two thirds said they did not believe that Bush shared their priorities and that the US was in worse condition today than before Bush came into office.
The poll follows a similar survey done by USA Today/Gallup the day before that also recorded a 31 percent approval rating for the US president. Like the Times/CBS poll, it indicated a sharp drop in support among those considered by the administration to be its base, with little more than half of conservatives giving Bush a positive rating.
A British man, Gary McKinnon, hacked into Pentagon files looking for UFO information. He used dial-up! .
Noted Ornithologist To Head Effort To Avoid Avian Pandemic
As I was "managing" my Cookies on my computer today, I was shocked how many "anarchists" put cookies onto my hard drive without permission. I find it ridiculously hypocritical and invasive, that I have to BAN "anarchists" from sneaking cookies onto my hard drive. "Anarchist Cookie Offenders" I have had to literally BLOCK from setting cookies against my will on my computer include AK Press, Critical Mass Radio, Enemy Combatant Radio, Green Anarchy, Infoshop.org...
Do you deserve to live in the United States?
"The American Revolution on Uranium Weapons will
Bring Down this obscene Government. They all have
to go. Are you ready?" - Bob Nichols
World Can't Wait just announced their next major protest- October. Anyone else think that's a little funny?
Last year the Downing Street Memo came out on May 1st, soon after UFPJ announced the big rally for Sept 24th. Why do they always skip over the summer months? Because that's when the weather is nice, and people might actually have the time to camp and stay.
Actual Text of Oregon Dept. of Human Services (DHS) Memo Sent 5-9-06 to DHS Employees Re: Bird Flu
Porter Goss was put into the CIA with specific instructions to wreck the place, at least with respect to its intelligence-gathering and analysis capability.
This is another warning
True Corporate Brainwash Dept: Bush is really a Holy Man
I hope all of you know by now what School of the Americas, SOA was and is now called The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHISC or WHINSEC). If you do not then please do a quick search by going to either Wikipedia entry (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_of_the_Americas) or to the SOA Watch group (at www.soaw.org/ which is "ironically offline right now so go instead to wiki entry en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_of_the_Americas_Watch)
Remember they are watch you .. "just because you are paranoid does not mean thez are not after you"
CHEMTRAILS - In Law, Policy, and Practice.
Worth reading, particularly by a large city run by a rather "green Dem" like Anderson, because he is in the middle of the "reddest state in the U.S." (for Bush in 2004).
One wonders if the rest of Utah have started to wise up as well, given the work of other Utah citizens--like 9-11 truth researcher at Brigham Young University, Professor Steven E. Jones.
Notable is Mayor Anderson going the full distance: calling for point blank comparisons in public about Nazi Party cultural comparisons and policies as the core of Bush's policies.
This is no surprise to me...Its clear that the fellow was not involved in 9-11 in anyway, but his bull sh!t served the official conspiracy theory, lacking as it is in hard evidence!
Democratic leaders in Congress may be afraid of impeachment, but if Democratic voters oust Republicans in the fall, it will because they want a street fight, not because they want their party to begin compromising with Bush.
News reports over the past 10 months strongly suggest that the U.S. has trained and supported highly organized Iraqi commando brigades, and that some of those brigades have operated as death squads, abducting and assassinating thousands of Iraqis.
The new democractic meme "don't say anything about Impeachment or the repubicans will use it against us"
Do you agree?
The essence of a democratic system is the ability to vote your point of view. Yet, the major
parties are increasingly the same side of the same coin; offering voters no choice. This
article highlights the sale of public policy to the minority while the cost is paid by the poor. This chasm between public policy and public opinion or public good cannot be sustained in a viable democratic society.
The May Day outpouring, which was called the "Gran Paro Americano / Great American Strike" or "Un Día Sin Inmigrantes / A Day Without Immigrants" was, though in a partial form due to the minimal organized participation of most trade unions, a general strike: by all measures a momentous political advance for the working class.
The man who implemented domestic spying for the NSA is nominated to direct the CIA. Will CIA tatics of kidnapping,torture, and assasination begin on US soil?
this is hilarious.
Front page of the sunday edition of the Seattle Times tells the story of the now infamous snitch Jake Ferguson and another story on what is terrorism and much more.
"You would think that in a 'normal' world any threat by a political leader to use nuclear weapons as a form of blackmail against another non-belligerent nation would not only be considered insane but would seriously put the sanity of that leader's mind into question."
Most of us trolling around on this site are likely "pro immigrant"
However we probably all come in contact with people who disagree and will start spewing numbers as to how much tax money it costs to take care of all these "illegals" how they are taking jobs, etc...
I've got a few simple "pro-immigrant" arguements you can use as needed
I found a lot of good information at this expo.
This whole album can be heard streaming for free
Anti-War - Anti-Bush
"living With War"
Not A Download
Also Neil in a Video/Interview on CNN 4-18-06
Copyleft video by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.
A journalist turned professor cooperates with fascist regime -- and suggests that he didn't actually cooperate.
The suck is not limited to Portland. many a Cricical Mass are having issues with police, can anything be done.
We've all see the flaming volcanic hole perfectly punched in the Pentagon before the reinforced wall collapsed (or was detonated to cleanly collapse all at once from one side, after all it was under construction and all of the "important personnel" were working elsewhere so the Pentagon could hit themselves without doing any personnel damage--except the Pentagon intel team that outed Israeli spy Pollard!--they were left in the area to be decimated and murdred.).
Picture #2 I have rarely seen shown by others. It seems to have been taken right after picture #1 below, as the fire is over, though before the wall "collapsed." If anyone sees a Boeing 757 there either, let me know!
Just a little over a year since the last increase in the price of postage, the USPS wants to up the rate again.
 Secret Surveillance at an All-Time High
 Coalition Comments on Phone Record Privacy; FTC Brings 5 Cases
 Federal Appeal Pushes for WHOIS Privacy
 Privacy, Technology Experts Convene for CFP 2006
 EPIC Welcomes New Board Members
 News in Brief
 EPIC Bookstore: Herbert N. Foerstel's "Surveillance in the Stacks"
 Upcoming Conferences and Events
Comments regarding Prof. Jones' "Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Collapse?" (More comments will be added as there is time. Not all of this will be fan-mail... )
A trip down the memory hole.
Remembering when black american slaves sought freedom in Mexico, and the mexican govt had abolished slavery when it was still legal in the US. And how and why Texas was stolen from Mexico.
I was reading some reviews of the new film "Flight 93" (on amazon) and came across the usual responses. Some who blindly accepted the official account, others who disbelieve the official version of what happened. Then I came across a very well-crafted reply which seemed like a genuine display of dissent against the official account. That is until near the end.
I wrote Rep. Blumenauer regarding the need to impeach President Bush. Here is his response.
It only took a day for the effect of the immigration protests to be known. On May 2nd politicians from both parties gave a wealth of interviews and speeches that clarified their positions: nothing had changed. In fact, many had remarked that the protest had a 'backlash effect', hardening and inflaming the already conservative opinions of Republicans, while dulling the already flimsy stance of Democrats. Trent Lott, in speaking for many on the right, implied that a massive deportation sweep during the protests would have been appropriate, given that "we had 'em all in a bunch".
On the other side of the isle, Diane Feinstein gave a more passive response to the protests, representing the unaffected character of most Democrats to the millions who appeared in the streets; the passionate outcry from the masses was referred to as 'counterproductive', since protesting does not "changes votes on the floor of the senate"— the latter point is certainly true, becoming more obvious as pro-immigration and anti-war protests continue to draw millions, but fall onto deaf ears in Congress. Demonstrations, boycotts, protests, or any other indication of public opinion has proven unable to sway the actions of either party. The façade of the two-party system is unveiling itself with impressive speed as political and economical tensions near the boiling point.
The ground rules have again been set for another Holy Crusade that may take generations to resolve in a peaceful manner.. Viewed in the light of their original purpose, the Crusades were failures.
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