Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Let's Do the Time Warp Again

"He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation."

History is cyclical. At least in regards to the worst events and ideas. Over and over again humanity has succumbed to the inevitable entropy of it's own nobility. Our's is nothing new and certainly not special in it's own right. But we do have an original phenomenon on our hands. It would seem that our ever increasing thirst for instant gratification has brought with it an unexpected side effect. Not only are we reexperienceing the Tyranny of an earlier George from America's Revolutionary birth, but we are also getting to see the blind faith and ignorance of the Dark Ages and all that down home brotherly rage and bloodthisty hatred of the Civil War.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Sittin on the Dock of the Bay, Watchin the World Fade Away

On July 3rd, 2005 I posted this paragraph on an IMC Repost

"The New New Pearl Harbor
author: Poll Takers e-mail:
The last time Bush had these bad of numbers was right before 9/11. Basic sequel rules for action flics,you need at least 2-3 times the explosions for a hit. This is the mentallity of the actual terrorists so everyone might want to start thinking of things to look out for. Start a list. "
Well, I have been credited, cursed with predicting them. I followed a simple enough equation. What they did to get powere (z), times the reprecussions of losing that power (y), times the accelerated level of positional entropy (w) equals what they will do to retain said power (x). So I figured... (zy)w=x and I took a guess cause I still suck at word problems.
As it turns out, I was within 4 days of the London Bombings. Of course, they had the explosions, but the Brits never were very interested in over the top American Cinema. Multiple booms, but more of a "Lock Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels" low budget/ bang for your buck... er punch for your pound I guess. Personally, I tend to side with the "Boon Dock Saints" genre flic also, then again, my tastes are unimportant cause I am JAFO on the playing field today. Lemme just get to the point...
I worked the equation again.
Factored in the obvious:
1. 34% approval is closer to sugar gum pushing dentist numbers than Democratic Mandate.
2. Cats outta the bag on Iraq Intel, Plamegate, Katrina, deficit and so on.
3. Frist is fisted and Delay is played... out. Abromoff is going to ruin the GOP Elite.
4. Scientists are beginning to discuss 911, and that bodes ill for it's Intelligent Designers, even the moronic ones.
5. There is a strong possibility that Bushco will be swingin in the wind with Saddam n Slobodan if he ever drops the Commander-in-Name-Chiefly gig.
Well, I did the math... whilse reading this GOP Memo
and all of a sudden I feel like I might live a bit too close to San Francisco. Yeah, I am suggesting, that it is concievable, that if my world view is correct, that the powers that be might nuke San Francisco. I thought of other possible targets, but nowhere else even came close. In one bright flash, the Neo-cons could rid themselves of a progressive stronghold, an anti-war mecca, Arnold's Bane, a huge percentage of this country's intelligencia (Non Ivy League too!), and more than enough feminists, homosexuals, and assorted alt lifestylers to unquestionably declare the whole tragedy to be the will of their Jesus/God/Almighty Right Whitey construct, cause everybody knows IT Hates an honest sex life. I'm probably wrong, but I thought it a good idea to get this out there, you know, on the public record. If you are in the Bay Area, look out for anything that isn't stoned, happy, rational or tye dyed. A false flag op should stick out their like... well... like a covert op in San Francisco.

Tucker, you are still a Dick

Wow, I am way behind on the news. Check this out.. Tucker Carlson spoke with Professor Jones of BYU on the 16th. Do you remember when Jon Stewart went on Crossfire and tore Ol' Tuck a new one? Well, seems Tuck lost his job but not his habits. You can tell immediately that Prof. Jones is not going to be able to show anything scientific, experiment or other, with Carlson asking him inane and pointless questions. Tuck, if someone corrects you for using a word improperly, quit using it. If you cannot define "Theory" see this. OK I linked my own article there, but It fits. Basically the Show was poorly done, until you read the blog. Just the line about no one really believing the government to be responsible, because we have not left the country...? Someone please get this message to him, somehow "Douchebag, it's our country. We are not going anywhere! You, on the other hand, might be. Along with the people you are working for." Watch the videos.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

A Cheaper Alternative

At the beginning of 2002, I had an idea for a cheaper way to take out Saddam. People were throwing around ideas like assassination, bribery and what not. My suggestion was to buy $1 billion of crack or tweak and drop it on Baghdad. Of course that would be $1 billion actual street value, not reported street value. There is about a 10,000% difference in case anyone was wondering. Drop that and a Wal-mart. Looking back, I think it would have had the same general effect. Total chaos, roving gangs shooting everyone else, things exploding everywhere, unemployment around 60%, no one trusting anyone, most of the structures in ruins. Yep, same effect and 299 billion dollars less in expenses. Sure, it could be construed as usage of chemical weapons, but since we are doing that already... Just something to think about as we build up our forces on the Syrian border.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

The Worst Crime In History...Nothing to do with Bush.

Seriously, this is not politics, religion, or lifestyle. This is what every parent in America needs to know. If you blog, copy and repost. Websites, same thing. This info needs to be common knowledge. Should have been 20 years ago. Email it. Print it. Walk down the road and hand it to strangers.

Deadly Immunity By Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Thursday 16 June 2005
A Salon/Rolling Stone joint investigation. When a study revealed that mercury in childhood vaccines may have caused autism in thousands of kids, the government rushed to conceal the data - and to prevent parents from suing drug companies for their role in the epidemic.
(Image: In June 2000, a group of top government scientists and health officials gathered for a meeting at the isolated Simpsonwood conference center in Norcross, Ga. Convened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the meeting was held at this Methodist retreat center, nestled in wooded farmland next to the Chattahoochee River, to ensure complete secrecy. The agency had issued no public announcement of the session - only private invitations to 52 attendees. There were high-level officials from the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration, the top vaccine specialist from the World Health Organization in Geneva, and representatives of every major vaccine manufacturer, including GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Wyeth and Aventis Pasteur. All of the scientific data under discussion, CDC officials repeatedly reminded the participants, was strictly "embargoed." There would be no making photocopies of documents, no taking papers with them when they left.
The federal officials and industry representatives had assembled to discuss a disturbing new study that raised alarming questions about the safety of a host of common childhood vaccines administered to infants and young children. According to a CDC epidemiologist named Tom Verstraeten, who had analyzed the agency's massive database containing the medical records of 100,000 children, a mercury-based preservative in the vaccines - thimerosal - appeared to be responsible for a dramatic increase in autism and a host of other neurological disorders among children. "I was actually stunned by what I saw," Verstraeten told those assembled at Simpsonwood, citing the staggering number of earlier studies that indicate a link between thimerosal and speech delays, attention-deficit disorder, hyperactivity and autism. Since 1991, when the CDC and the FDA had recommended that three additional vaccines laced with the preservative be given to extremely young infants - in one case, within hours of birth - the estimated number of cases of autism had increased fifteenfold, from one in every 2,500 children to one in 166 children.
Even for scientists and doctors accustomed to confronting issues of life and death, the findings were frightening. "You can play with this all you want," Dr. Bill Weil, a consultant for the American Academy of Pediatrics, told the group. The results "are statistically significant." Dr. Richard Johnston, an immunologist and pediatrician from the University of Colorado whose grandson had been born early on the morning of the meeting's first day, was even more alarmed. "My gut feeling?" he said. "Forgive this personal comment - I do not want my grandson to get a thimerosal-containing vaccine until we know better what is going on."
But instead of taking immediate steps to alert the public and rid the vaccine supply of thimerosal, the officials and executives at Simpsonwood spent most of the next two days discussing how to cover up the damaging data. According to transcripts obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, many at the meeting were concerned about how the damaging revelations about thimerosal would affect the vaccine industry's bottom line.
"We are in a bad position from the standpoint of defending any lawsuits," said Dr. Robert Brent, a pediatrician at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Delaware. "This will be a resource to our very busy plaintiff attorneys in this country." Dr. Bob Chen, head of vaccine safety for the CDC, expressed relief that "given the sensitivity of the information, we have been able to keep it out of the hands of, let's say, less responsible hands." Dr. John Clements, vaccines advisor at the World Health Organization, declared flatly that the study "should not have been done at all" and warned that the results "will be taken by others and will be used in ways beyond the control of this group. The research results have to be handled."
In fact, the government has proved to be far more adept at handling the damage than at protecting children's health. The CDC paid the Institute of Medicine to conduct a new study to whitewash the risks of thimerosal, ordering researchers to "rule out" the chemical's link to autism. It withheld Verstraeten's findings, even though they had been slated for immediate publication, and told other scientists that his original data had been "lost" and could not be replicated. And to thwart the Freedom of Information Act, it handed its giant database of vaccine records over to a private company, declaring it off-limits to researchers. By the time Verstraeten finally published his study in 2003, he had gone to work for GlaxoSmithKline and reworked his data to bury the link between thimerosal and autism.
Vaccine manufacturers had already begun to phase thimerosal out of injections given to American infants - but they continued to sell off their mercury-based supplies of vaccines until last year. The CDC and FDA gave them a hand, buying up the tainted vaccines for export to developing countries and allowing drug companies to continue using the preservative in some American vaccines - including several pediatric flu shots as well as tetanus boosters routinely given to 11-year-olds.
The drug companies are also getting help from powerful lawmakers in Washington. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, who has received $873,000 in contributions from the pharmaceutical industry, has been working to immunize vaccine makers from liability in 4,200 lawsuits that have been filed by the parents of injured children. On five separate occasions, Frist has tried to seal all of the government's vaccine-related documents - including the Simpsonwood transcripts - and shield Eli Lilly, the developer of thimerosal, from subpoenas. In 2002, the day after Frist quietly slipped a rider known as the "Eli Lilly Protection Act" into a homeland security bill, the company contributed $10,000 to his campaign and bought 5,000 copies of his book on bioterrorism. Congress repealed the measure in 2003 - but earlier this year, Frist slipped another provision into an anti-terrorism bill that would deny compensation to children suffering from vaccine-related brain disorders. "The lawsuits are of such magnitude that they could put vaccine producers out of business and limit our capacity to deal with a biological attack by terrorists," says Andy Olsen, a legislative assistant to Frist.
Even many conservatives are shocked by the government's effort to cover up the dangers of thimerosal. Rep. Dan Burton, a Republican from Indiana, oversaw a three-year investigation of thimerosal after his grandson was diagnosed with autism. "Thimerosal used as a preservative in vaccines is directly related to the autism epidemic," his House Government Reform Committee concluded in its final report. "This epidemic in all probability may have been prevented or curtailed had the FDA not been asleep at the switch regarding a lack of safety data regarding injected thimerosal, a known neurotoxin." The FDA and other public-health agencies failed to act, the committee added, out of "institutional malfeasance for self protection" and "misplaced protectionism of the pharmaceutical industry."
The story of how government health agencies colluded with Big Pharma to hide the risks of thimerosal from the public is a chilling case study of institutional arrogance, power and greed. I was drawn into the controversy only reluctantly. As an attorney and environmentalist who has spent years working on issues of mercury toxicity, I frequently met mothers of autistic children who were absolutely convinced that their kids had been injured by vaccines. Privately, I was skeptical. I doubted that autism could be blamed on a single source, and I certainly understood the government's need to reassure parents that vaccinations are safe; the eradication of deadly childhood diseases depends on it. I tended to agree with skeptics like Rep. Henry Waxman, a Democrat from California, who criticized his colleagues on the House Government Reform Committee for leaping to conclusions about autism and vaccinations. "Why should we scare people about immunization," Waxman pointed out at one hearing, "until we know the facts?"
It was only after reading the Simpsonwood transcripts, studying the leading scientific research and talking with many of the nation's preeminent authorities on mercury that I became convinced that the link between thimerosal and the epidemic of childhood neurological disorders is real. Five of my own children are members of the Thimerosal Generation - those born between 1989 and 2003 - who received heavy doses of mercury from vaccines. "The elementary grades are overwhelmed with children who have symptoms of neurological or immune-system damage," Patti White, a school nurse, told the House Government Reform Committee in 1999. "Vaccines are supposed to be making us healthier; however, in 25 years of nursing I have never seen so many damaged, sick kids. Something very, very wrong is happening to our children." More than 500,000 kids currently suffer from autism, and pediatricians diagnose more than 40,000 new cases every year. The disease was unknown until 1943, when it was identified and diagnosed among 11 children born in the months after thimerosal was first added to baby vaccines in 1931.
Some skeptics dispute that the rise in autism is caused by thimerosal-tainted vaccinations. They argue that the increase is a result of better diagnosis - a theory that seems questionable at best, given that most of the new cases of autism are clustered within a single generation of children. "If the epidemic is truly an artifact of poor diagnosis," scoffs Dr. Boyd Haley, one of the world's authorities on mercury toxicity, "then where are all the 20-year-old autistics?" Other researchers point out that Americans are exposed to a greater cumulative "load" of mercury than ever before, from contaminated fish to dental fillings, and suggest that thimerosal in vaccines may be only part of a much larger problem. It's a concern that certainly deserves far more attention than it has received - but it overlooks the fact that the mercury concentrations in vaccines dwarf other sources of exposure to our children.
What is most striking is the lengths to which many of the leading detectives have gone to ignore - and cover up - the evidence against thimerosal. From the very beginning, the scientific case against the mercury additive has been overwhelming. The preservative, which is used to stem fungi and bacterial growth in vaccines, contains ethylmercury, a potent neurotoxin. Truckloads of studies have shown that mercury tends to accumulate in the brains of primates and other animals after they are injected with vaccines - and that the developing brains of infants are particularly susceptible. In 1977, a Russian study found that adults exposed to much lower concentrations of ethylmercury than those given to American children still suffered brain damage years later. Russia banned thimerosal from children's vaccines 20 years ago, and Denmark, Austria, Japan, Great Britain and all the Scandinavian countries have since followed suit.
"You couldn't even construct a study that shows thimerosal is safe," says Haley, who heads the chemistry department at the University of Kentucky. "It's just too darn toxic. If you inject thimerosal into an animal, its brain will sicken. If you apply it to living tissue, the cells die. If you put it in a petri dish, the culture dies. Knowing these things, it would be shocking if one could inject it into an infant without causing damage."
Internal documents reveal that Eli Lilly, which first developed thimerosal, knew from the start that its product could cause damage - and even death - in both animals and humans. In 1930, the company tested thimerosal by administering it to 22 patients with terminal meningitis, all of whom died within weeks of being injected - a fact Lilly didn't bother to report in its study declaring thimerosal safe. In 1935, researchers at another vaccine manufacturer, Pittman-Moore, warned Lilly that its claims about thimerosal's safety "did not check with ours." Half the dogs Pittman injected with thimerosal-based vaccines became sick, leading researchers there to declare the preservative "unsatisfactory as a serum intended for use on dogs."
In the decades that followed, the evidence against thimerosal continued to mount. During the Second World War, when the Department of Defense used the preservative in vaccines on soldiers, it required Lilly to label it "poison." In 1967, a study in Applied Microbiology found that thimerosal killed mice when added to injected vaccines. Four years later, Lilly's own studies discerned that thimerosal was "toxic to tissue cells" in concentrations as low as one part per million - 100 times weaker than the concentration in a typical vaccine. Even so, the company continued to promote thimerosal as "nontoxic" and also incorporated it into topical disinfectants. In 1977, 10 babies at a Toronto hospital died when an antiseptic preserved with thimerosal was dabbed onto their umbilical cords.
In 1982, the FDA proposed a ban on over-the-counter products that contained thimerosal, and in 1991 the agency considered banning it from animal vaccines. But tragically, that same year, the CDC recommended that infants be injected with a series of mercury-laced vaccines. Newborns would be vaccinated for hepatitis B within 24 hours of birth, and 2-month-old infants would be immunized for haemophilus influenzae B and diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis.
The drug industry knew the additional vaccines posed a danger. The same year that the CDC approved the new vaccines, Dr. Maurice Hilleman, one of the fathers of Merck's vaccine programs, warned the company that 6-month-olds who were administered the shots would suffer dangerous exposure to mercury. He recommended that thimerosal be discontinued, "especially when used on infants and children," noting that the industry knew of nontoxic alternatives. "The best way to go," he added, "is to switch to dispensing the actual vaccines without adding preservatives."
For Merck and other drug companies, however, the obstacle was money. Thimerosal enables the pharmaceutical industry to package vaccines in vials that contain multiple doses, which require additional protection because they are more easily contaminated by multiple needle entries. The larger vials cost half as much to produce as smaller, single-dose vials, making it cheaper for international agencies to distribute them to impoverished regions at risk of epidemics. Faced with this "cost consideration," Merck ignored Hilleman's warnings, and government officials continued to push more and more thimerosal-based vaccines for children. Before 1989, American preschoolers received only three vaccinations - for polio, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis and measles-mumps-rubella. A decade later, thanks to federal recommendations, children were receiving a total of 22 immunizations by the time they reached first grade.
As the number of vaccines increased, the rate of autism among children exploded. During the 1990s, 40 million children were injected with thimerosal-based vaccines, receiving unprecedented levels of mercury during a period critical for brain development. Despite the well-documented dangers of thimerosal, it appears that no one bothered to add up the cumulative dose of mercury that children would receive from the mandated vaccines. "What took the FDA so long to do the calculations?" Peter Patriarca, director of viral products for the agency, asked in an e-mail to the CDC in 1999. "Why didn't CDC and the advisory bodies do these calculations when they rapidly expanded the childhood immunization schedule?"
But by that time, the damage was done. Infants who received all their vaccines, plus boosters, by the age of 6 months were being injected with levels of ethylmercury 187 times greater than the EPA's limit for daily exposure to methylmercury, a related neurotoxin. Although the vaccine industry insists that ethylmercury poses little danger because it breaks down rapidly and is removed by the body, several studies - including one published in April by the National Institutes of Health - suggest that ethylmercury is actually more toxic to developing brains and stays in the brain longer than methylmercury.
Officials responsible for childhood immunizations insist that the additional vaccines were necessary to protect infants from disease and that thimerosal is still essential in developing nations, which, they often claim, cannot afford the single-dose vials that don't require a preservative. Dr. Paul Offit, one of CDC's top vaccine advisors, told me, "I think if we really have an influenza pandemic - and certainly we will in the next 20 years, because we always do - there's no way on God's earth that we immunize 280 million people with single-dose vials. There has to be multidose vials."
But while public-health officials may have been well-intentioned, many of those on the CDC advisory committee who backed the additional vaccines had close ties to the industry. Dr. Sam Katz, the committee's chair, was a paid consultant for most of the major vaccine makers and shares a patent on a measles vaccine with Merck, which also manufactures the hepatitis B vaccine. Dr. Neal Halsey, another committee member, worked as a researcher for the vaccine companies and received honoraria from Abbott Labs for his research on the hepatitis B vaccine.
Indeed, in the tight circle of scientists who work on vaccines, such conflicts of interest are common. Rep. Burton says that the CDC "routinely allows scientists with blatant conflicts of interest to serve on intellectual advisory committees that make recommendations on new vaccines," even though they have "interests in the products and companies for which they are supposed to be providing unbiased oversight." The House Government Reform Committee discovered that four of the eight CDC advisors who approved guidelines for a rotavirus vaccine laced with thimerosal "had financial ties to the pharmaceutical companies that were developing different versions of the vaccine."
Offit, who shares a patent on the vaccine, acknowledged to me that he "would make money" if his vote to approve it eventually leads to a marketable product. But he dismissed my suggestion that a scientist's direct financial stake in CDC approval might bias his judgment. "It provides no conflict for me," he insists. "I have simply been informed by the process, not corrupted by it. When I sat around that table, my sole intent was trying to make recommendations that best benefited the children in this country. It's offensive to say that physicians and public-health people are in the pocket of industry and thus are making decisions that they know are unsafe for children. It's just not the way it works."
Other vaccine scientists and regulators gave me similar assurances. Like Offit, they view themselves as enlightened guardians of children's health, proud of their "partnerships" with pharmaceutical companies, immune to the seductions of personal profit, besieged by irrational activists whose anti-vaccine campaigns are endangering children's health. They are often resentful of questioning. "Science," says Offit, "is best left to scientists."
Still, some government officials were alarmed by the apparent conflicts of interest. In his e-mail to CDC administrators in 1999, Paul Patriarca of the FDA blasted federal regulators for failing to adequately scrutinize the danger posed by the added baby vaccines. "I'm not sure there will be an easy way out of the potential perception that the FDA, CDC and immunization-policy bodies may have been asleep at the switch re: thimerosal until now," Patriarca wrote. The close ties between regulatory officials and the pharmaceutical industry, he added, "will also raise questions about various advisory bodies regarding aggressive recommendations for use" of thimerosal in child vaccines.
If federal regulators and government scientists failed to grasp the potential risks of thimerosal over the years, no one could claim ignorance after the secret meeting at Simpsonwood. But rather than conduct more studies to test the link to autism and other forms of brain damage, the CDC placed politics over science. The agency turned its database on childhood vaccines - which had been developed largely at taxpayer expense - over to a private agency, America's Health Insurance Plans, ensuring that it could not be used for additional research. It also instructed the Institute of Medicine, an advisory organization that is part of the National Academy of Sciences, to produce a study debunking the link between thimerosal and brain disorders. The CDC "wants us to declare, well, that these things are pretty safe," Dr. Marie McCormick, who chaired the IOM's Immunization Safety Review Committee, told her fellow researchers when they first met in January 2001. "We are not ever going to come down that [autism] is a true side effect" of thimerosal exposure. According to transcripts of the meeting, the committee's chief staffer, Kathleen Stratton, predicted that the IOM would conclude that the evidence was "inadequate to accept or reject a causal relation" between thimerosal and autism. That, she added, was the result "Walt wants" - a reference to Dr. Walter Orenstein, director of the National Immunization Program for the CDC.
For those who had devoted their lives to promoting vaccination, the revelations about thimerosal threatened to undermine everything they had worked for. "We've got a dragon by the tail here," said Dr. Michael Kaback, another committee member. "The more negative that [our] presentation is, the less likely people are to use vaccination, immunization - and we know what the results of that will be. We are kind of caught in a trap. How we work our way out of the trap, I think is the charge."
Even in public, federal officials made it clear that their primary goal in studying thimerosal was to dispel doubts about vaccines. "Four current studies are taking place to rule out the proposed link between autism and thimerosal," Dr. Gordon Douglas, then-director of strategic planning for vaccine research at the National Institutes of Health, assured a Princeton University gathering in May 2001. "In order to undo the harmful effects of research claiming to link the [measles] vaccine to an elevated risk of autism, we need to conduct and publicize additional studies to assure parents of safety." Douglas formerly served as president of vaccinations for Merck, where he ignored warnings about thimerosal's risks.
In May of last year, the Institute of Medicine issued its final report. Its conclusion: There is no proven link between autism and thimerosal in vaccines. Rather than reviewing the large body of literature describing the toxicity of thimerosal, the report relied on four disastrously flawed epidemiological studies examining European countries, where children received much smaller doses of thimerosal than American kids. It also cited a new version of the Verstraeten study, published in the journal Pediatrics, that had been reworked to reduce the link between thimerosal and autism. The new study included children too young to have been diagnosed with autism and overlooked others who showed signs of the disease. The IOM declared the case closed and - in a startling position for a scientific body - recommended that no further research be conducted.
The report may have satisfied the CDC, but it convinced no one. Rep. David Weldon, a Republican physician from Florida who serves on the House Government Reform Committee, attacked the Institute of Medicine, saying it relied on a handful of studies that were "fatally flawed" by "poor design" and failed to represent "all the available scientific and medical research." CDC officials are not interested in an honest search for the truth, Weldon told me, because "an association between vaccines and autism would force them to admit that their policies irreparably damaged thousands of children. Who would want to make that conclusion about themselves?"
Under pressure from Congress, parents and a few of its own panel members, the Institute of Medicine reluctantly convened a second panel to review the findings of the first. In February, the new panel, composed of different scientists, criticized the earlier panel for its lack of transparency and urged the CDC to make its vaccine database available to the public.
So far, though, only two scientists have managed to gain access. Dr. Mark Geier, president of the Genetics Center of America, and his son, David, spent a year battling to obtain the medical records from the CDC. Since August 2002, when members of Congress pressured the agency to turn over the data, the Geiers have completed six studies that demonstrate a powerful correlation between thimerosal and neurological damage in children. One study, which compares the cumulative dose of mercury received by children born between 1981 and 1985 with those born between 1990 and 1996, found a "very significant relationship" between autism and vaccines. Another study of educational performance found that kids who received higher doses of thimerosal in vaccines were nearly three times as likely to be diagnosed with autism and more than three times as likely to suffer from speech disorders and mental retardation. Another soon-to-be-published study shows that autism rates are in decline following the recent elimination of thimerosal from most vaccines.
As the federal government worked to prevent scientists from studying vaccines, others have stepped in to study the link to autism. In April, reporter Dan Olmsted of UPI undertook one of the more interesting studies himself. Searching for children who had not been exposed to mercury in vaccines - the kind of population that scientists typically use as a "control" in experiments - Olmsted scoured the Amish of Lancaster County, Penn., who refuse to immunize their infants. Given the national rate of autism, Olmsted calculated that there should be 130 autistics among the Amish. He found only four. One had been exposed to high levels of mercury from a power plant. The other three - including one child adopted from outside the Amish community - had received their vaccines.
At the state level, many officials have also conducted in-depth reviews of thimerosal. While the Institute of Medicine was busy whitewashing the risks, the Iowa Legislature was carefully combing through all of the available scientific and biological data. "After three years of review, I became convinced there was sufficient credible research to show a link between mercury and the increased incidences in autism," says state Sen. Ken Veenstra, a Republican who oversaw the investigation. "The fact that Iowa's 700 percent increase in autism began in the 1990s, right after more and more vaccines were added to the children's vaccine schedules, is solid evidence alone." Last year, Iowa became the first state to ban mercury in vaccines, followed by California. Similar bans are now under consideration in 32 other states.
But instead of following suit, the FDA continues to allow manufacturers to include thimerosal in scores of over-the-counter medications as well as steroids and injected collagen. Even more alarming, the government continues to ship vaccines preserved with thimerosal to developing countries - some of which are now experiencing a sudden explosion in autism rates. In China, where the disease was virtually unknown prior to the introduction of thimerosal by U.S. drug manufacturers in 1999, news reports indicate that there are now more than 1.8 million autistics. Although reliable numbers are hard to come by, autistic disorders also appear to be soaring in India, Argentina, Nicaragua and other developing countries that are now using thimerosal-laced vaccines. The World Health Organization continues to insist thimerosal is safe, but it promises to keep the possibility that it is linked to neurological disorders "under review."
I devoted time to study this issue because I believe that this is a moral crisis that must be addressed. If, as the evidence suggests, our public-health authorities knowingly allowed the pharmaceutical industry to poison an entire generation of American children, their actions arguably constitute one of the biggest scandals in the annals of American medicine. "The CDC is guilty of incompetence and gross negligence," says Mark Blaxill, vice president of Safe Minds, a nonprofit organization concerned about the role of mercury in medicines. "The damage caused by vaccine exposure is massive. It's bigger than asbestos, bigger than tobacco, bigger than anything you've ever seen." It's hard to calculate the damage to our country - and to the international efforts to eradicate epidemic diseases - if Third World nations come to believe that America's most heralded foreign-aid initiative is poisoning their children. It's not difficult to predict how this scenario will be interpreted by America's enemies abroad. The scientists and researchers - many of them sincere, even idealistic - who are participating in efforts to hide the science on thimerosal claim that they are trying to advance the lofty goal of protecting children in developing nations from disease pandemics. They are badly misguided. Their failure to come clean on thimerosal will come back horribly to haunt our country and the world's poorest populations.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, chief prosecuting attorney for Riverkeeper and president of Waterkeeper Alliance. He is the co-author of The Riverkeepers. -------

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

She turned me into a newt.... I got better.

"The Government of Orissa has a law against aiding and abetting witchcraft.In 1999, the Government also passed an act against witchcraft, “Witch Prohibition Act-1999”, according to which six months imprisonment and a fine of 2,000 rupees can be imposed on a person found guilty of torturing innocent women.
Surprisingly, in most cases the practitioners of witchcraft as well as their victims are women.While cases of women practicing the occult is known, in most cases it is innocent women who are branded as witches and subjected to torture and even death."

I don't know if its the subject of this report, the illogical and fallacious wording of it- "in most cases it is innocent women"... What, on occasion they catch one of those broom ridin' hags mid-hex?, or the disturbing realization that this doesn't surprise me in the slightest. Witch trials in India, waterboarding in US Gulags, Intelligent Design debates that don't involve Fung Shia and drapes... We are on a one way horse and buggy ride into the Neo Dark age. I mean, have you seen some of these arguments in favor of ID? They are ridiculous.
"Well the Theory of Evolution is only a theory."
Jackass, the fact your ignorant ass doesn't know the definition of the word 'theory' does not entitle you to pull a story out of your ignorant ass and have it taught to children. For educational purposes I will learn ya what theory means.
The reason you have 9 kids in a double wide trailer with a wife who hates you is not because your theory that sex with her on top would prevent conception. You see, that's not a theory, that's just you fucking up repeatedly. Understand?
If you are offended by me calling your ass ignorant, it's because you are also mistaken (means wrong, not "married hottie") about ignorance. Ignorance is your failure to attain a sufficient body of knowledge and education to have worth while thoughts on things and stuff. That is your fault so you can't take offense. It doesn't mean that you are stupid. The fact that you are rereading this diatribe for the fifth time because you still don't get it, means your stupid! That's your parent's fault. Go bitch to them about it.
Now as for ID versus Evolution... They are not mutually exclusive. And God said, "Let there be light!" The Big Bang Banged. Then came dark, bright flashes will do that to you. Work the remaining days out for yourselves.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

In Case of Spin... Bust Ass!

"How the United States should react if Iraq acquired WMD. The first line of defense...should be a clear and classical statement of deterrence--if they do acquire WMD, their weapons will be unusable because any attempt to use them will bring national obliteration."
- Condoleeza Rice, US National Security Advisor January/February 2000 issue of Foreign Affairs 2/1/2000

"We are greatly concerned about any possible linkup between terrorists and regimes that have or seek weapons of mass destruction...In the case of Saddam Hussein, we've got a dictator who is clearly pursuing and already possesses some of these weapons. A regime that hates America and everything we stand for must never be permitted to threaten America with weapons of mass destruction."
- Dick Cheney, Vice President Detroit, Fund-Raiser 6/20/2002

"Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction."
- Dick Cheney, Vice President Speech to VFW National Convention 8/26/2002

"There is already a mountain of evidence that Saddam Hussein is gathering weapons for the purpose of using them. And adding additional information is like adding a foot to Mount Everest."
- Ari Fleischer, Press Secretary Response to Question From Press 9/6/2002

"We don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud."
- Condoleeza Rice, US National Security Advisor CNN Late Edition 9/8/2002

"Right now, Iraq is expanding and improving facilities that were used for the production of biological weapons."
- George W. Bush, President Speech to UN General Assembly 9/12/2002

"Iraq has stockpiled biological and chemical weapons, and is rebuilding the facilities used to make more of those weapons. We have sources that tell us that Saddam Hussein recently authorized Iraqi field commanders to use chemical weapons -- the very weapons the dictator tells us he does not have."
- George W. Bush, President Radio Address 10/5/2002

"The Iraqi regime...possesses and produces chemical and biological weapons. It is seeking nuclear weapons. We know that the regime has produced thousands of tons of chemical agents, including mustard gas, sarin nerve gas, VX nerve gas."
- George W. Bush, President Cincinnati, Ohio Speech 10/7/2002

"And surveillance photos reveal that the regime is rebuilding facilities that it had used to produce chemical and biological weapons."
- George W. Bush, President Cincinnati, Ohio Speech 10/7/2002

"After eleven years during which we have tried containment, sanctions, inspections, even selected military action, the end result is that Saddam Hussein still has chemical and biological weapons and is increasing his capabilities to make more. And he is moving ever closer to developing a nuclear weapon."
- George W. Bush, President Cincinnati, Ohio Speech 10/7/2002
"We've also discovered through intelligence that Iraq has a growing fleet of manned and unmanned aerial vehicles that could be used to disperse chemical or biological weapons across broad areas."
- George W. Bush, President Cincinnati, Ohio Speech 10/7/2002

"Iraq, despite UN sanctions, maintains an aggressive program to rebuild the infrastructure for its nuclear, chemical, biological, and missile programs. In each instance, Iraq's procurement agents are actively working to obtain both weapons-specific and dual-use materials and technologies critical to their rebuilding and expansion efforts, using front companies and whatever illicit means are at hand."
- John Bolton, Undersecretary of State for Arms Control Speech to the Hudson Institute 11/1/2002

"We estimate that once Iraq acquires fissile material -- whether from a foreign source or by securing the materials to build an indigenous fissile material capability -- it could fabricate a nuclear weapon within one year. It has rebuilt its civilian chemical infrastructure and renewed production of chemical warfare agents, probably including mustard, sarin, and VX. It actively maintains all key aspects of its offensive BW program."
- John Bolton, Undersecretary of State for Arms Control Speech to the Hudson Institute 11/1/2002

"Iraq could decide on any given day to provide biological or chemical weapons to a terrorist group or to individual terrorists...The war on terror will not be won until Iraq is completely and verifiably deprived of weapons of mass destruction."
- Dick Cheney, Vice President Denver, Address To Air National Guard 12/1/2002

"If he declares he has none, then we will know that Saddam Hussein is once again misleading the world."
- Ari Fleischer, Press Secretary Press Briefing 12/2/2002

"The president of the United States and the secretary of defense would not assert as plainly and bluntly as they have that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction if it was not true, and if they did not have a solid basis for saying it."
- Ari Fleischer, Press Secretary Response to Question From Press 12/4/2002

"We know for a fact that there are weapons there."
- Ari Fleischer, Press Secretary Press Briefing 1/9/2003

"I am absolutely convinced, based on the information that's been given to me, that the weapon of mass destruction which can kill more people than an atomic bomb -- that is, biological weapons -- is in the hands of the leadership of Iraq."
- Bill Frist, Senate Majority Leader MSNBC Interview 1/10/2003

"What is unique about Iraq compared to, I would argue, any other country in the world, in this juncture, is the exhaustion of diplomacy thus far, and, No. 2, this intersection of weapons of mass destruction."
- Bill Frist, Senate Majority Leader NewsHour Interview 1/22/2003

"The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa. Our intelligence sources tell us that he has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes suitable for nuclear weapons production."
- George W. Bush, President State of the Union Address 1/28/2003

"Our intelligence officials estimate that Saddam Hussein had the materials to produce as much as 500 tons of sarin, mustard and VX nerve agent."
- George W. Bush, President State of the Union Address 1/28/2003

"We know that Saddam Hussein is determined to keep his weapons of mass destruction, is determined to make more."
- Colin Powell, Secretary of State Remarks to UN Security Council 2/5/2003

"There can be no doubt that Saddam Hussein has biological weapons and the capability to rapidly produce more, many more. And he has the ability to dispense these lethal poisons and diseases in ways that can cause massive death and destruction. If biological weapons seem too terrible to contemplate, chemical weapons are equally chilling."
- Colin Powell, Secretary of State Addresses the U.N. Security Council 2/5/2003

"In Iraq, a dictator is building and hiding weapons that could enable him to dominate the Middle East and intimidate the civilized world -- and we will not allow it."
- George W. Bush, President Speech to the American Enterprise Institute 2/26/2003

"If Iraq had disarmed itself, gotten rid of its weapons of mass destruction over the past 12 years, or over the last several months since (UN Resolution) 1441 was enacted, we would not be facing the crisis that we now have before us...But the suggestion that we are doing this because we want to go to every country in the Middle East and rearrange all of its pieces is not correct."
- Colin Powell, Secretary of State Interview with Radio France International 2/28/2003

"I am not eager to send young Americans into harm's way in Iraq, or to see innocent people killed or hurt in military operations. Given all of the facts and circumstances known to us, however, I am convinced that if we wait, a threat will continue to materialize in Iraq that could cause incalculable damage to world peace in general, and to the United States in particular."
- Bill Frist, Senate Majority Leader Letter to Future of Freedom Foundation 3/1/2003

"Iraq is a grave threat to this nation. It desires to acquire and use weapons of mass terror and is run by a despot with a proven record of willingness to use them. Iraq has had 12 years to comply with UN requirements for disarmament and has failed to do so. The president is right to say it's time has run out."
- Bill Frist, Senate Majority Leader Senate Speech 3/7/2003

"So has the strategic decision been made to disarm Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction by the leadership in Baghdad? I think our judgment has to be clearly not."
- Colin Powell, Secretary of State Remarks to UN Security Council 3/7/2003

"Getting rid of Saddam Hussein's regime is our best inoculation. Destroying once and for all his weapons of disease and death is a vaccination for the world."
- Bill Frist, Senate Majority Leader Washington Post op-ed 3/16/2003

"Let's talk about the nuclear proposition for a minute. We know that based on intelligence, that has been very, very good at hiding these kinds of efforts. He's had years to get good at it and we know he has been absolutely devoted to trying to acquire nuclear weapons. And we believe he has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons."
- Dick Cheney, Vice President Meet The Press 3/16/2003

"Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised."
- George W. Bush, President Address to the Nation 3/17/2003

"The United now at war so we will not ever see what terrorists could do if supplied with weapons of mass destruction by Saddam Hussein."
- Bill Frist, Senate Majority Leader Senate Debate 3/20/2003

"Well, there is no question that we have evidence and information that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction, biological and chemical particularly . . . all this will be made clear in the course of the operation, for whatever duration it takes."
- Ari Fleischer, Press Secretary Press Briefing 3/21/2003

"There is no doubt that the regime of Saddam Hussein possesses weapons of mass destruction. this operation continues, those weapons will be identified, found, along with the people who have produced them and who guard them."
- General Tommy Franks, Commander in Chief Central Command Press Conference 3/22/2003
"One of our top objectives is to find and destroy the WMD. There are a number of sites."
- Victoria Clark, Pentagon Spokeswoman Press Briefing 3/22/2003

"I have no doubt we're going to find big stores of weapons of mass destruction."
- Kenneth Adelman, Defense Policy Board member Washington Post, p. A27 3/23/2003

"We know where they are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat."
- Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense ABC Interview 3/30/2003

"We simply cannot live in fear of a ruthless dictator, aggressor and terrorist such as Saddam Hussein, who possesses the world's most deadly weapons."
- Bill Frist, Senate Majority Leader Speech to American Israel Political Action Committee 3/31/2003

"We still need to find and secure Iraq's weapons of mass destruction facilities and secure Iraq's borders so we can prevent the flow of weapons of mass destruction materials and senior regime officials out of the country."
- Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense Press Conference 4/9/2003

"You bet we're concerned about it. And one of the reasons it's important is because the nexus between terrorist states with weapons of mass destruction...and terrorist groups -- networks -- is a critical link. And the thought that...some of those materials could leave the country and in the hands of terrorist networks would be a very unhappy prospect. So it is important to us to see that that doesn't happen."
- Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense Press Conference 4/9/2003

"Obviously the administration intends to publicize all the weapons of mass destruction U.S. forces find -- and there will be plenty."
- Robert Kagan, Neocon scholar Washington Post op-ed 4/9/2003

"I think you have always heard, and you continue to hear from officials, a measure of high confidence that, indeed, the weapons of mass destruction will be found."
- Ari Fleischer, Press Secretary Press Briefing 4/10/2003

"But make no mistake -- as I said earlier -- we have high confidence that they have weapons of mass destruction. That is what this war was about and it is about. And we have high confidence it will be found."
- Ari Fleischer, Press Secretary Press Briefing 4/10/2003

"Were not going to find anything until we find people who tell us where the things are. And we have that very high on our priority list, to find the people who know. And when we do, then well learn precisely where things were and what was done."
- Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense Meet the Press 4/13/2003

"I have absolute confidence that there are weapons of mass destruction inside this country. Whether we will turn out, at the end of the day, to find them in one of the 2,000 or 3,000 sites we already know about or whether contact with one of these officials who we may come in contact with will tell us, 'Oh, well, there's actually another site,' and we'll find it there, I'm not sure."
- General Tommy Franks, Commander in Chief Central Command Fox News 4/13/2003

"We are learning more as we interrogate or have discussions with Iraqi scientists and people within the Iraqi structure, that perhaps he destroyed some, perhaps he dispersed some. And so we will find them."
- George W. Bush, President NBC Interview 4/24/2003

"There are people who in large measure have information that we that we can track down the weapons of mass destruction in that country."
- Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense Press Briefing 4/25/2003

"We'll find them. It'll be a matter of time to do so."
- George W. Bush, President Remarks to Reporters 5/3/2003

"I'm absolutely sure that there are weapons of mass destruction there and the evidence will be forthcoming. We're just getting it just now."
- Colin Powell, Secretary of State Remarks to Reporters 5/4/2003

"We never believed that we'd just tumble over weapons of mass destruction in that country."
- Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense Fox News Interview 5/4/2003

"I'm not surprised if we begin to uncover the weapons program of Saddam Hussein -- because he had a weapons program."
- George W. Bush, President Remarks to Reporters 5/6/2003

"U.S. officials never expected that 'we were going to open garages and find' weapons of mass destruction."
- Condoleeza Rice, US National Security Advisor Reuters Interview 5/12/2003

"I just don't know whether it was all destroyed years ago -- I mean, there's no question that there were chemical weapons years ago -- whether they were destroyed right before the war, (or) whether they're still hidden."
- Maj. Gen. David Petraeus, Commander 101st Airborne Press Briefing 5/13/2003

"We said all along that we will never get to the bottom of the Iraqi WMD program simply by going and searching specific sites, that you'd have to be able to get people who know about the programs to talk to you."
- Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of Defense Interview with Australian Broadcasting 5/13/2003

"Before the war, there's no doubt in my mind that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, biological and chemical. I expected them to be found. I still expect them to be found."
- Gen. Michael Hagee, Commandant of the Marine Corps Interview with Reporters 5/21/2003

"It's going to take time to find them, but we know he had them. And whether he destroyed them, moved them or hid them, we're going to find out the truth. One thing is for certain: Saddam Hussein no longer threatens America with weapons of mass destruction."
- George W. Bush, President Speech at a weapons factory in Ohio 5/25/2003

"Given time, given the number of prisoners now that we're interrogating, I'm confident that we're going to find weapons of mass destruction."
- Gen. Richard Myers, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff NBC Today Show interview 5/26/2003

"They may have had time to destroy them, and I don't know the answer."
- Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense Remarks to Council on Foreign Relations 5/27/2003

"For bureaucratic reasons, we settled on one issue, weapons of mass destruction (as justification for invading Iraq) because it was the one reason everyone could agree on."
- Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of Defense Vanity Fair interview 5/28/2003

"The President is indeed satisfied with the intelligence that he received. And I think that's borne out by the fact that, just as Secretary Powell described at the United Nations, we have found the bio trucks that can be used only for the purpose of producing biological weapons. That's proof-perfect that the intelligence in that regard was right on target."
- Ari Fleischer, Press Secretary Press Briefing 5/29/2003

"We have teams of people that are out looking. They've investigated a number of sites. And within the last week or two, they have in fact captured and have in custody two of the mobile trailers that Secretary Powell talked about at the United Nations as being biological weapons laboratories."
- Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense Infinity Radio Interview 5/30/2003

"But for those who say we haven't found the banned manufacturing devices or banned weapons, they're wrong, we found them."
- George W. Bush, President Interview with TVP Poland 5/30/2003

"You remember when Colin Powell stood up in front of the world, and he said Iraq has got laboratories, mobile labs to build biological weapons...They're illegal. They're against the United Nations resolutions, and we've so far discovered two...And we'll find more weapons as time goes on."
- George W. Bush, President Press Briefing 5/30/2003

"It was a surprise to me then -- it remains a surprise to me now -- that we have not uncovered weapons, as you say, in some of the forward dispersal sites. Believe me, it's not for lack of trying. We've been to virtually every ammunition supply point between the Kuwaiti border and Baghdad, but they're simply not there."
- Lt. Gen. James Conway, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Press Interview 5/30/2003

"Do I think we're going to find something? Yeah, I kind of do, because I think there's a lot of information out there."
- Maj. Gen. Keith Dayton, Defense Intelligence Agency Press Conference 5/30/2003

"This wasn't material I was making up, it came from the intelligence community."
- Colin Powell, Secretary of State Press Briefing 6/2/2003

"We recently found two mobile biological weapons facilities which were capable of producing biological agents. This is the man who spent decades hiding tools of mass murder. He knew the inspectors were looking for them. You know better than me he's got a big country in which to hide them. We're on the look. We'll reveal the truth."
- George W. Bush, President Camp Sayliya, Qatar 6/5/2003

"I would put before you Exhibit A, the mobile biological labs that we have found. People are saying, 'Well, are they truly mobile biological labs?' Yes, they are. And the DCI, George Tenet, Director of Central Intelligence, stands behind that assessment."
- Colin Powell, Secretary of State Fox News Interview 6/8/2003

"No one ever said that we knew precisely where all of these agents were, where they were stored."
- Condoleeza Rice, US National Security Advisor Meet the Press 6/8/2003

"What the president has said is because it's been the long-standing view of numerous people, not only in this country, not only in this administration, but around the world, including at the United Nations, who came to those conclusions...And the president is not going to engage in the rewriting of history that others may be trying to engage in."
- Ari Fleischer, Press Secretary Response to Question From Press 6/9/2003

"Iraq had a weapons program...Intelligence throughout the decade showed they had a weapons program. I am absolutely convinced with time we'll find out they did have a weapons program."
- George W. Bush, President Comment to Reporters 6/9/2003

"The biological weapons labs that we believe strongly are biological weapons labs, we didn't find any biological weapons with those labs. But should that give us any comfort? Not at all. Those were labs that could produce biological weapons whenever Saddam Hussein might have wanted to have a biological weapons inventory."
- Colin Powell, Secretary of State Associated Press Interview 6/12/2003

"Those documents were only one piece of evidence in a larger body of evidence suggesting that Iraq attempted to purchase uranium from Africa...The issue of Iraq's pursuit of uranium in Africa is supported by multiple sources of intelligence. The other sources of evidence did and do support the president's statement."
- Sean McCormack, National Security Council Spokesman Statement to press 6/13/2003

"My personal view is that their intelligence has been, I'm sure, imperfect, but good. In other words, I think the intelligence was correct in general, and that you always will find out precisely what it was once you get on the ground and have a chance to talk to people and explore it, and I think that will happen."
- Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense Press Briefing 6/18/2003

"I have reason, every reason, to believe that the intelligence that we were operating off was correct and that we will, in fact, find weapons or evidence of weapons, programs, that are conclusive. But that's just a matter of time...It's now less than eight weeks since the end of major combat in Iraq and I believe that patience will prove to be a virtue."
- Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense Pentagon media briefing 6/24/2003

MS. BLOCK: There were no toxins found in those trailers.
SECRETARY POWELL: Which could mean one of several things: one, they hadn't been used yet to develop toxins; or, secondly, they had been sterilized so thoroughly that there is no residual left. It may well be that they hadn't been used yet.
- Colin Powell, Secretary of State All Things Considered, Interview 6/27/2003

"That was the concern we had with Saddam Hussein. Not only did he have weapons -- and we'll uncover not only his weapons but all of his weapons programs -- he never lost the intent to have these kinds of weapons."
- Colin Powell, Secretary of State All Things Considered, Interview 6/27/2003

"I think the burden is on those people who think he didn't have weapons of mass destruction to tell the world where they are."
- Ari Fleischer, Press Secretary Press Briefing 7/9/2003

Saturday, November 12, 2005

In Gop We Trust?

As more and more information surfaces in regards to the US Gulag system, it is becoming clear that from the top down, these guys are Rons. I mean, we had a lot of Rons, but with the addition of the PNAC Alumni, whoa! It would seem the old equation still holds. If you have 10 Rons and 5 other Rons join you, what do have? More Rons!
Sorry, I apologize for that intro. Now where was I? Oh yeah... For the last six months or so I have been trying to get the message across that 911 was impossible. Laws of Science cannot be broken, even by the Law Breakers in this Administration. Well, Check it. Drop the Science with Defiance. On a Mission to Prove Demolition So I would like to say, as humbly as possible, "Suck it, Bitches! In your Face!" Of course I can't find a humble way to say that so I'll just say, "Hopefully the GOP Controlled Congress doesn't vote in a law to stop this guy from investigating 911."
Vote not to investigate? Why on Earth would our Representatives vote to NOT investigate allegations of Criminal Activity. Hell if I know, ask them yourself. Keyword search "GOP votes" "House conservatives" etc and you should find quite a number of them. I believe all together there have been 23 flagrant partisan votes against different investigations coming out of committee, the floor, and so on. I have not fully researched this, so you will have to do your own work. And 23 is approximate. is just the most recent example. One more
My question today is: Why, with the GOP holding all the moral people and religious virtues of the world so close to it's heart, would they not wish to show by example their righteousness and christ-like goodness? Why, instead, would they repeatedly unilaterally deny the American people the blessing of seeing the work of God these Holy men are carrying out in our Name? Ask your Representatives and Senators that question. I dare you.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Welcome my Son, Welcome to the Machine...

"...Where have you been? It's alright we know where you've been.
You've been in the pipeline, filling in time, Provided with toys and 'Scouting for Boys'.
You brought a guitar to punish your ma,
And you didn't like school, and you know you're nobody's fool, So welcome to the machine. Welcome my son, welcome to the machine.
What did you dream? It's alright we told you what to dream..."

I am not a journalist. I don't pretend to be. On occasion though, I find a story that needs to be told to everyone. Information that is important enough for me to stop the sarcasm. That last entry, The Burden of Proof, was not one of those times. That was just repetition for truth's sake.
This however is
As was reported yesterday in Undernews Bush has one heck of a nice Enemies list.UNDERNEWS: BUSH HAS LARGEST ENEMIES LIST EVER.
You may remember Nixon's infamous list. This one is nothing like that. Nixon did not have a FBI transformed into a Gestapo style secret Police
The Bush administration has used the full scope and authority of the Patriot Act to compile information on anyone they view to be a political threat to them. Currently 65% of the country disapproves of this administration. Does that make the majority a threat? "But I have nothing to fear. I am not a criminal or a terrorist." I doubt there is a single citizen of this country who could stand up to there entire sexual history being on display for the public. That means every detail from youthful experimentation to every downloaded adult file. And anyone who has ever gone to an adult site, all of you, know that your browser history has not only your dirty little choices, but also all the freaky pop up stuff you did not ask for. You see that is the power behind this political blackmail database. I am sure you've noticed that there is no free press in this country, anymore, outside of a few independents. It didn't make sense to me up until now. Plame gate, NYT, WaPo, the Lies of WMD, Katrina Apologists, ad infinitum the Fourth Estate has had a lip lock on the White House Colon, and I don't mean Powell. So, why has the press been so reluctant to take there lips off the President's ass?
Job loss? No, getting fired for breaking a huge story is a one way ticket to the top of the bestseller chart. Grisham money in sales would not deter an objective press. Public humiliation would though. Rove and Libby with all the Power of the Federal bureau of Investigation, digging up your most embarrassing moments... Everyone has a price. That'd shut anyone up.
So, to be absolutely clear here, The US Government has used the authority given to them in a time of National Crisis, with the understanding that it was to be used solely for the defense of this nation, to compile a database of information about thousands of US Citizens for the sole purpose of Black Mailing those people into doing what this administration wants them to do. The Power given to Bush to protect America has been used to further his own political agenda to the detriment of our Security, liberty, and democracy. Four years and billions of dollars after 911, Bin Laden is still somewhere in Afghanistan. Iraq has become exactly the threat Bush made us believe it was under Saddam. Oil Companies are showing record profit while oil prices are at an all time high. New Orleans is gone. The middle class is hanging on by a string. The Reputation of our Nation is somewhere between Mussolini and Pol Pot. Our Military readiness is nonexistent, squandered on a pack of lies. Thousand of American soldiers are dead, tens of thousands are broken physically and psychologically. And not a single major network newsperson has told you any of this because they are afraid that you might find out that their sex life is just as kinky and embarrassing as yours.
I can't wait to see my file.

Please forward this entry to everyone you can. The MSM will not report the News today or any other day. They just do advertising anymore.

Monday, November 07, 2005

The Burden of Proof

I have stated in the past that the Official Account of 9-11 is not awhat happened on that day. Actually, I think I used the word "Crap" when describing it. My opinion has not changed, I still know that it is crap. Of course, stating this has put the burden of proof onto me. How do I know it to be crap? Simple physics. On this planet there exists a constant force of Gravity. We'll call it 1g. At any time or in any place, all mass on this planet experiences 1g uninterrupted. Using that constant, or using a rock and a stopwatch, it can be proven that an object falling 110 stories to the ground will make that journey in just under 10 seconds, give or take 1/2 second due to air pressure, aerodynamics, and object density. We call this free fall as it is a fall free of resistance. The Twin Towers fell in that amount of time. More to the point, multiple objects on the roof of each tower traveled the distance to the ground in the amount of time they would have taken were they in free fall. Therefore these objects were in free fall. The Official Account claims that these objects fell through 110 story buildings. This alleged process has been called the Pancake Effect. This phenomena is possible and could account for a collapse similar to these, but not in the timeframe observed. There is quite a bit of resistance inside a 110 story building. Resistance reduces acceleration, which in turn, increases travel time. Therefore the objects could not have done what the Official Account claims they did. It is impossible. Not improbable, not unlikely, not subject to definition, slant, spin, or perspective. I won't bother listing the equations used to mathematically determine an objects movement in this situation, because I wouldn't trust any equations given by someone stating my conclusion. Look it up yourself. Do the math. Figures do not lie, liars figure, that is why you have to work out the numbers for yourself. If you are incapable of doing the math, fine... Just make sure that you never offer anyone your opinion of this event. Remember that you are not capable of doing the thinking necessary to have any worthwhile input on this subject. For those who can do the math...
Done? Good. Now as you can see. The Official Story is Crap! Could not possibly have happened the way they claim it to have happened. That's it. That's all. We won't waste anymore of our time on speculation, metallurgy, architecture, whatever. That is all moot. Being that the Official Account has been disproved, the burden of proof is back to you. We need an investigation to find what happened to WTC1, 2, and 7. This is a homicide case still so we must follow all required steps and procedures of a homicide case. First, examine the physical evidence from the crime scene. What? There is no physical evidence from the crime seen. OK find out who was involved in tampering with that evidence, issue arrest warrants and charge them for it. We will, unfortunately be forced to work off of the original investigator's reports on the physical evidence. Oh, the evidence was removed and destroyed before investigators could make those reports? OK, find everyone involved in that interference of a federal investigation and try them for their crimes.
This must happen immediately. We have 3,000 cold case homicides to investigate and an unknown number of people to arrest for crimes in connection to this investigation. That is an unprecedented task. Luckily we have the resources and facilities to handle it. As was recently reported in the Washington Post, the CIA has a number of jail facilities around the world that it won't be using anymore. Aside from the basic facts that the current activities at these jails are Unconstitutional, the War on Terror is over. At least until guilt can be determined and judgment rendered, the CIA will be releasing the current detainees. This is just in time to incarcerate the individuals charged with interference, tampering, and destroying evidence. We can start by using the facilities at Guantanamo Bay. It should be vacant shortly. With the War on Terror being discontinued for lack of cause, all prisoners of war not charged with war crimes must be released. As the President has reminded us all recently, Presumption of Innocence is an integral part of our Judicial Process. That and of course, we all need to be reminded that the Law applies to everyone equally. No one is above the Law. No one is beneath the Law. Each and every person with first hand knowledge of the events of 9-11 must be treated equally. They are all material witnesses to one of the worst crimes in history. There can not be any preferential treatment do to Race, Religion, Nationality, Gender or Position. It will be interesting to learn the details of why Donald Rumsfeld has stated that our Air Force shot down Flight 93. How President Bush was able to watch the 1st plane hit the Tower, live on TV, when no one else has seen such footage. And, of course, this entire investigation must be conducted with the utmost transparency and attention to detail. An independent Prosecutor with the authority to ask any and all pertinent questions without any illegal interference from Judges regardless of their being involved in the proceedings or not. Federal Gag orders imposed on these proceedings can not be honored, much in the same way as the careers of any Judges choosing to do such will not be honored or allowed to continue. The Burden of Proof is now firmly on the United States. It is time to fulfill that responsibility.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Finally, Irony Defined Properly. Not a pop song.

Well, it's official. American mantras, mottos, and mmm... Mindlessly mouthed cliches must be spoken, sung, and generally stated with a sneer and a snicker. Any and all sincerity is to be replaced with a wry sarcastic inflection. Why? You ask... Simple: The Land of the Free now boasts 25% of the entire world's prison population. We have roughly 1/30 of the global population, yet 1/4 of all the population in lock down. Red China, the unbelievably populated police state we have all heard so much about has 1.5 million prisoners, the Land of the Free... Hell we had 1.7 million drug arrests last year alone. So, with over 2 million of our citizens behind bars, 500k of them for drug offences, I believe #12 of the "14 Defining Points of a Fascist State" is an indisputable check mark for us. Let's add up our scorecard and see where we sit on the Poli/Sci Spectrum:

1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism - Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.

2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights - Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of "need." The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.

3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause - The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial, ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.

4. Supremacy of the Military - Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.

5. Rampant Sexism - The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family institution.

6. Controlled Mass Media - Sometimes to media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.

7. Obsession with National Security - Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.

8. Religion and Government are intertwined - Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government's policies or actions.

9. Corporate Power is protected - The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.

10. Labor Power is suppressed - Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed.

11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts - Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts and letters is openly attacked.

12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment - Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.

13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption - Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.

14. Fraudulent Elections - Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.

I'm counting a clean sweep. 14 out of 14. My fellow Americans, there you have it. Sixty years after the end of hostilities, drum roll please.... We just lost World War II.

Oh and before I forget. The numbers represented here do not take into account our extensive collection of prisoners hidden all over the World or our, How did Limbaugh put it? Club Gitmo? Resort and Vacation facilities located in Cuba, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Hostel type lodging in such picturesque places like Egyptian Dungeons.

There ya go guys. If your Grandfathers are still alive. Call em up and apologize.