Saturday, June 14, 2003

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to all those graffitists out there: the black spot.
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http://unbrandamerica.org/flash.html
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Goodbye, Erin Brockovich, as class actions end
http://www.observer.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,977761,00.html
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it's all almost over. all the freedom is draining out of this great nation.
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i started this newsfeed/blog to educate myself, and what i have learned is that there is no hope for the world. the bastards won't stop. they want to destroy the nation, the world, and rebuild it after their own facist fashion, where there are no homeless, no jobless, because every citizen is an employee. they'll never stop.
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i don't think that we can stop them. we'll all have to wait till we starve.
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who is "the fellowship?"
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http://www.guerrillanews.com/government/doc1759.html

Regular prayer groups have met in the Pentagon and at the Department of Defense, and the Family has traditionally fostered strong ties with businessmen in the oil and aerospace industries. The Family maintains a closely guarded database of its associates, but it issues no cards and collects no official dues. Members are asked not to speak about the group or its activities. The organization has operated under many guises, some active, some defunct: National Committee for Christian Leadership, International Christian Leadership, the National Leadership Council, Fellowship House, the Fellowship Foundation, the National Fellowship Council, the International Foundation. These groups are intended to draw attention away from the Family, and to prevent it from becoming, in the words of one of the Family's leaders, "a target for misunderstanding."
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.The Family's only publicized gathering is the National Prayer Breakfast, which it established in 1953 and which, with congressional sponsorship, it continues to organize every February in Washington, D.C. Each year 3,000 dignitaries, representing scores of nations, pay $425 each to attend. Steadfastly ecumenical, too bland most years to merit much press, the breakfast is regarded by the Family as merely a tool in a larger purpose: to recruit the powerful attendees into smaller, more frequent prayer meetings, where they can "meet Jesus man to man."
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Thursday, June 12, 2003

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Threats Rising for U.S. Public Water Supplies
http://ens-news.com/ens/jun2003/2003-06-11-10.asp
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Wednesday, June 11, 2003

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Republicans Limit Probe of Iraq Intelligence
http://reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=2914132
Republicans in Congress on Wednesday rebuffed Democrats' calls for an investigation into whether the Bush administration misread or inflated threats posed by Iraq before going to war in March.

But they agreed to hold more general hearings and review documents on U.S. intelligence on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.
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Tuesday, June 10, 2003

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War crime vote fuels US anger at Europe
http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,974968,00.html
The US has bitterly attacked European leaders for trying to stop the UN security council voting tomorrow to renew America's exemption from prosecution by the new war crimes tribunal.

The Bush administration has accused the EU of "actively undermining" American efforts to protect its peacekeepers from prosecution by the international criminal court, which was set up to try cases of genocide, war crimes and systematic human rights abuses.

A note written by a US official says Europe's objections "will undercut all our efforts to repair and rebuild the transatlantic relationship just as we are taking a turn for the better after a number of difficult months", according to the Washington Post. "We are dismayed that the European Union would actively seek to undermine US efforts."
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Monday, June 09, 2003

U.S. Hunt for Iraqi Banned Weapons Slows
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=540&e=9&u=/ap/iraq_idled_hunt
BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. military units assigned to track down Iraqi weapons of mass destruction have run out of places to look and are getting time off or being assigned to other
duties, even as pressure mounts on President Bush (news - web sites) to explain why no banned arms have been found.

"We've interviewed a fraction of the people who were involved. We've gone to a fraction of the sites. We've gone through a fraction of thousands and thousands and thousands of documents about this program," National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice (news - web sites) said Sunday.
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British Scientist Puts Odds for Apocalypse at 50-50
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=570&e=20&u=/nm/science_rees_dc
This is the way the world might end: A genetically engineered pathogen is released, debris from an erupting "supervolcano" blocks the sun or scientists in the biggest "bioerror" of them all accidentally trigger a matter-squeezing "big bang."

The demise of civilization has been predicted since it began, but the odds of keeping Planet Earth alive and well are getting worse amid a breakneck pace of scientific advances, according to Martin Rees, Britain's honorary astronomer royal.

Rees calculates that the odds of an apocalyptic disaster striking Earth have risen to about 50 percent from 20 percent a hundred years ago.

"We need to keep track of those who have potentially lethal knowledge," Rees said. He also suggested better efforts to "reduce the number of people who feel excluded or otherwise motivated to cause harm."
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Saturday, June 07, 2003

More Than 13,000 May Face Deportation
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/07/national/07DEPO.html?ex=1055563200&en=85b98a6079118552&ei=5062&partner=GOOGLE
More than 13,000 of the Arab and Muslim men who came forward earlier this year to register
with immigration authorities, roughly 16 percent of the total, may now face deportation,
government officials say.

Only a handful have been linked to terrorism. But of the 82,000 men older than 16 who
registered, more than 13,000 have been found to be living in this country illegally, officials say.

Many had hoped to win leniency by demonstrating their willingness to cooperate with the
campaign against terror. The men were not promised special treatment, however, and
officials believe that most will be expelled in what is likely to be the largest wave of
deportations after the Sept. 11 attacks.
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  GAO Cites Risks in Missile Defense
http://www.truthout.org/docs_03/060603I.shtml
A congressional report warned yesterday that President Bush's drive to erect a nationwide
antimissile system next year is hampered by immature technology and limited testing,
raising the risk of failure.

  The report, by the General Accounting Office, also criticized the administration for refraining
from making long-term cost estimates for many elements of the planned system, clouding
decisions about what technologies to pursue.

  Critics accuse Bush of shortcutting normal Pentagon testing and budgeting procedures to
have an antimissile weapon in place before the next presidential election. Administration
officials contend that U.S. vulnerability to a ballistic missile attack warrants quick fielding of a
less-than-perfect defense. They also say that tests so far have confirmed the viability of the
basic concept behind the system: namely, launching missile interceptors into space to
collide with enemy warheads.
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Canada Lays Down Limits on Joining Missile Defense
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20030530/ts_nm/arms_canada_usa_dc
Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, under fire for planned talks with Washington over
joining a U.S. missile defense system, on Friday said Canada would not sign up if it became
clear the Americans wanted to put weapons into space.
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Friday, June 06, 2003

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U.S. 'negation' policy in space raises concerns abroad
http://www.eetimes.com/sys/news/OEG20030522S0050
While much of the talk around the Pentagon these days focuses on "transformation" of the
military, some of the United States' closest allies worry about another buzzword being used
in subtler ways at the National Reconnaissance Office: "negation."
The nation's largest intelligence agency by budget and in control of all U.S. spy satellites,
NRO is talking openly with the U.S. Air Force Space Command about actively denying the
use of space for intelligence purposes to any other nation at any time?not just adversaries,
but even longtime allies, according to NRO director Peter Teets.
At the National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs in early April, Teets proposed that
U.S. resources from military, civilian and commercial satellites be combined to provide
"persistence in total situational awareness, for the benefit of this nation's war fighters." If
allies don't like the new paradigm of space dominance, said Air Force secretary James
Roche, they'll just have to learn to accept it. The allies, he told the symposium, will have "no
veto power."
Beginning next year, NRO will be in charge of the new Offensive Counter-Space program,
which will come up with plans to specifically deny the use of near-Earth space to other
nations, said Teets.
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Operation Iraqi Domination
http://www.theempirecards.com/index2.html
A companion set to the Iraqi "most wanted" deck of playing cards, this set featurs Bush-n-
team's 52 leaders and organizations profitting from the privatization of Iraq in the name of
freedom.
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Jobs Squeeze for Indian Workers 
http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,59126,00.html
U.S. companies such as IBM, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle and PeopleSoft are already
exploring countries with even cheaper sources of technical labor, says a report from
research firm IDC. The new destinations include Romania, Russia, Hungary, the Czech
Republic, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
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Global warming's sooty smokescreen revealed
http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99993798
Smoke is clouding our view of global warming, protecting the planet from perhaps three-
quarters of the greenhouse effect. That might sound like good news, but experts say that as
the cover diminishes in coming decades, we are in for a dramatic escalation of warming that could be two or even three times as great as official best guesses.
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