Rumigeration: A spreading abroad of a Rumour or Report (from N. Baily's "An Universal Etymological English Dictionary: being also An Interpreter of Hard Words")

Saturday, November 10, 2007


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From: Heart of the Wolf
Date: Nov 7, 2007 5:07 PM


Here are some new news items that recently have
appeared regarding Wolves.

1) A recent incident in Canada involved
the recent murder of two Wolves.

Recently two Wolves and some bears
have entered the town of Sachs Harbour,

There is no wildlife officers there,
but if there were the result would
have been the same. Murder and mayhem.

The tragedy is that instead of a bloody
outcome the Mayor of Sachs, Robert Eldridge,
has offered to take care of the stray

Yet we end up with situations like this.

"Just because something is legal, doesn't make it
right". -- Ava Fontaine, Lord of War

In the end the Environment and Natural Resources'
superintendent for that region, Ron Morrison,
supported the actions because he said:

It is legal to shoot wolves.
"Inuvialuit people have the exclusive right to hunt fur-bearing
animals in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, and the
animals are not protected by ENR."

"A couple wolves in a week is not unusual.
Typically they go wherever the muskoxen or caribou
happen to be," he said.

If Wolves and Bears come in repeatedly, there needs
to be proactive means to Non-Lethally deal with
the issue. Non-Lethal Ordinance should be used/
And instead of fearing Wolves and Bears, that
local populace needs to be educated about them.

Source Article


A) Comment on this story at the source article link
at the 'leave a message' section on the left side
of that page.

B) Contact the Mayor of Sachs, Robert Eldridge
in support of his ideas on recovering stray
Wolves and raising them in captivity rather than
slaughter. We can also suggest to him the idea
as well of relocating Wolves to other spots
in Canada too that supports Wolves.

C) Contact Ron Morris of the Canadian ENR in opposition
to him supporting murder and mayhem of animals. Just
because something is legal, doesn't make it ethical.
Wolves shouldn't be allowed to be murdered. Period.

D) Contact Canada Government Officials in response
to this horrible incident.

Stephen Joseph Harper
Prime Minister of Canada

The Honourable Robert Douglas Nicholson
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

The Honorable Gary Lunn
Minister of Natural Resources

The Honourable John Baird
Minister of Environment

E) Contact the Canada U.S. Embassy as well:
Canada U.S. Embassy Web Site


An article that was sent to us, thanks to Slavica,
appeared last month on the Internet.

Apparently it is possible that Wolves are returning
to Germany. Some say it's true, some say they are
Wolf-Hybrids. There are approximately 30, and they
may return to Eastern Germany.

Regardless, they deserve protection, whether they
are of pure of Wolf Blood or not.

And if Wolves do return, the same conflict that
has been going on for along time will return.

Those who are against Wolves and want them dead or populations
'controlled' like Joachim Bachmann, a resident
of the tiny hamlet of Bärwalde near Spreewitz.
Those who want them slaughtered in livestock
issues, both Government and Ranchers who don't
support Non-Lethal Methods and PF Ranching.

And new Government Groups designed once again
to micromanage and dominate animals, like Germany's
Association of Safety and Species Protection,
has hunters on it's staff.

This is no different than all the Wildlife
Agencies around the world, like the USFWS,
DNR, and Department of Fish and Games in
the U.S. for example.

Source Article


A) First comment on this story at:
Add Your Feedback For Wolves!

Wolves and Wolf-Hybrids must not be murdered.
They deserve protection. It isn't a wonderful
sign that once again hunters are members of
groups that are SUPPOSED to be protecting
Natures denizens in the first place.

Also Non-Lethal Methods Only and PF Ranching
must be used to prevent livestock issues,
so there are no losses on either Wolf or Human

Non-Lethal Methods and PF Ranching

B) Contact German Officials about this story.

We must contact them about what is going on
here and a potential problem that is brewing
for the Wolves.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel:
Chancellor Website Email Form

Contact the German Federal Ministry at here.

Federal Agency for Nature Conservation:


Professor Dr. phil. Konrad Ott:

Professor Dr. iur. Hans-Joachim Koch, RiOV a.D. (Chairman)

German Environmental Policy Center:
(Click on Contact Team on the left side of the page)

German U.S. Embassy


Thanks to Slavica, we were alerted to a horrific story
that is going on in Belgrade, Serbia.

Serbia as you know was home to atrocity in the late
1990's, to Slobodan Milosevic, who waged war crimes
of genocide.

Now it is home to other horrific practices.

Kei the Wolf in Okinawa, Japan, spent much of her
life in horrible zoo conditions.

Kept in a horrible
prison that was small, with nothing to keep her happy
and healthy for most of her life, such practices are
happening again.

Kei Video 1
Kei Video 2

The Belgrade Zoo is keeping Wolves just the same
in horrid conditions. And it isn't just Wolves.
Other creatures are suffering the same fate.

Pictures are not for the faint of heart.

More images available at:

Zoo Denizen Album Full

Video Footage of Belgrade Zoo here:

Belgrade Zoo Video 1
Belgrade Zoo Video 2


A) Contact the Zoo in opposition to their hideous practices.
All animals deserve wonderful treatment, and especially
in captivity. Too small cages and poor environments are
detrimental to the survival of creatures in captivity.


B) Next contact the Belgrade Zoo's sponsors about
these horrific practices. They should only support
the zoo if their practices change and we must get their
support on this.

Here is the list of their sponsors and their supporters'
contact info:

Belgrade Zoo Sponsors

C) Contact the Government Officials in Serbia about this

Internet Department

Belgrade, Bulevar Mihaila Pupina 2
tel: 3139-977, 3139-988, 3139-986, 3014-213
fax: 3139-985

Media Relations Department

Press Office
Belgrade, Nemanjina 11
tel: 3617-709, 3617-710, 3617-730; fax: 3617-697, 3617-706

Foreign Media Department
Belgrade, Nemanjina 11
tel: 3617-642; fax: 3617-471

Press Clipping Group

Office of Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica

Belgrade, Nemanjina 11
tel: 3617-719; fax: 3617-609

Office of Deputy Prime Minister Bozidar Djelic
Belgrade, Nemanjina 11
tel: 3617-593; 3617-580; fax: 3617-597

Ministry of Interior
Belgrade, Kneza Milosa 101
tel: 3612-410; fax: 3617-814; 3610-872

Ministry of Justice
Belgrade, Nemanjina 22-26
tel/fax: 3616-548; 3616-549

Ministry of Environmental Protection
Belgrade, Omladinskih brigada 1, SIV 3
tel: 3131-357; 3131-359; fax: 3131-394

Ministry of Education
Belgrade, Nemanjina 22-26
tel: 3616-489; fax: 3616-491

Ministry of Health
Belgrade, Nemanjina 22-26
tel: 3616-251; 3616-596; fax: 2656-548

D) U.S. Embassy in Serbia:

Bring this to life in your local newspaper/blogs



USA Today

New York Times

The Newsroom;;

MSNBC Website


U.S. News and World Report

Dateline NBC

NBC Nightly News

International Herald Tribune

The Daily Yomiuri


The American Online (Italian Newspaper)
Additional contacts

Progress for Poland

Andrzej Jarmakowski Editor in Chief

The Korea Times

The Herald


Online Newspapers

Also contact the U.N. about this issue as well.

Contact the UN about all these issues:

Contact the UN Environmental Program Staff about all these issues:
UNEP Staff


Mike Wagner -- Director and Founder of Heart of the
Wolf Organization, Honor Fallen and Oppressed Wolves
-- and Co-Host of KWF Wolf Conservation, and Web of Life

Monday, October 1, 2007

Oil Scarcity? Concensus Trance keeping back reality?Who pushes the idea of unlimited plentitude?

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From: Musicians Say No! To Bush World Order. AKA Red.
Date: Oct 1, 2007 1:23 PM

The Consensus Trance ...

Most of us have heard about "Peak Oil" ... how many are actually getting ready for it ... who's planning ahead for their family?

There is growing demand for energy across the globe. Demand for electricity is forecast to double from 2002 to 2025. Yet the existing supplies may not cope with this demand, and significant investment is needed in new generation systems that also meet higher efficiency and environmental standards.

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Crude Impact: Oil, The Earth and Humanity ...

Our Math class was one of wisdom ... along side the Math, our deeply caring teacher Mr. Hamilton, offered classes of young minds insight into a future that we, his class, were going to have a great effect on...
Most importantly, he instilled within us, or at least, those of us who would care to remember these snippets of Future Reality, once we'd grown through adolescence, left school, dived headlong into a post war economy, helping rebuild it ... finally to raise our own families, which as he only too well understood, in it's amalgamation with the whole of mankind, would drain our Earths reserves to the point of depletion, thus causing the need for mankind to find other means of energy, and food recourses ... which called for the search for new and sustainable alternatives ...
Right back then, there were, as this man proved, minds that could see beyond a capitalist society, which would be the cause of it's own demise, through the abuse of this Earth, and those upon it.

Having no relevance at that time, considering "the growth" of a new dawn following WW2, his words were for our conscience to hold fast, memories that would emerge when later in life, we would understand this mans depth of humanity, for his words now echo to a decline in all we knew to be good, worthy, and wholesome.

Of all the interactions of Man, his biggest concern beyond the necessary abuse of third world countries, their citizens, and economies, was what we now know as "Peak Oil" ... though he never coined this particular phrase, he foretold the event quite clearly, and i personally thank him for saving me from the mire of consumerism, which thankfully, has never been of importance to me ever since.
Nevertheless ... of course, the vast majority of us followed the continuous colourful, and tempting advertising without another thought of his teachings or concerns for us, and our then to be families, not to mention the global one.

Today, we sit upon the horizon of "Peak Oil" ... for those of us who don't know what this brings, the following ...

First we must address "Peak Discovery", this happened around 1964, that is, when discoveries were At Their Peak ... and have been reducing year on year ever since ...

Now, "Peak Oil" taking all forecasts, on average, this could be any time between now and 2015 ... where at, there will be a continued downslide of oil depletion, leading to great expense, and added cost on all the western worlds economy ... which as we know is totally dependant on such ...

One might all of a sudden find a correlation here ... between the pending lack of cheap oil, (even at today's high price) and wars in counties from where this oil is drawn .. this for me is the underlying confirmation that the New World Order, and The Project For The New American Century ... have Long Ago determined to take control of foreign oil fields, taking control of Distribution, just as attempted by "the elite" in Canada some years back...
These Warring Financiers are trying to hang onto the wealth, and control that they've accumulated over many decades, while being reluctant to offer the world the affordable, if not free energy, for which we Know the technology exists ...
This Technology is online via small firms right now, where in the past, some caring, and courageous folk have met with early departure form this realm, for daring "not wanting" to sell to multinationals but sell direct to a needy public ... one of which, it seems was Stan Meyer, one of many who innovated a "Hydrogen Cell", that can run cars on water, while these "cells" can be converted to domestic use ... in other words, we "could" generate our own energy, for the price of our water rates ... This Is Not What These "elite" Want ... they want our money, even if it kills us !!!!

With the remorseless rise in the demand for Oil, in a world were Oil is becoming rarer, we each need to take onboard our present lifestyles, try to regulate our own need for such, how we approach our future with the lack of fuel that drives the western economic system.

If one has a large garden laid to lawn, concrete, or simply left to grow wild, we might want to start thinking of plans to make changes, and lay down ye olde worlde Vegitable Plot.
Imagine, the cost of food carried half way around the world, the planes, ships, and lorries needed to accomplish this, all using ever costly oil ... while over time these prices rise astronomically to the point where only the Very rich will be able to afford to "shop", take holidays that require transport, in the few expensive seats available in a world with many less aircraft, and public vehicles ... growing our own food is for one, healthy for us, especially when organic, moreover, there is no added pollution or fuel use via "road miles, plane miles", and such.. better yet, along with a little green energy, we become less dependant on states which would have us enslaved to a "system in decline", AND, go down with it !!!
All the more reason for bringing "Green Energy" online as fast as we can ... at least becoming to an extent self reliant through the application of one form or another in our own private lives.

The UK government wants to build more Nuclear power stations ... they Know Peak Oil is hitting us NOW and we're going to need nuclear!!! ... The Greens are kicking up a fuss, which to me reveals a lack of foresight, there is no way we can tackle the coming darkness without nuclear power... as much as one would Love to see Solar, and Wind energy utilised, shamefully, there just isn't the Public interest, while government, with shallow coffers due to warring for Neanderthal energy in the form of oil, hasn't the means to underwrite the social adhesion needed to spring this desperately wanted action into being ... so they Will build nuclear stations regardless of what others say, it's just a matter of time.

We're told we can create oil from ... Bio-Mass , which really isn't a brilliant idea, on account that we're going to need all the spare soil we can find to grow "local food", as transportation will be way too costly for the vast majority to afford...
We can create oil from Coal ... which as we all know, was one of the ways that Germany managed to fuel their war machine ...Shale can be converted to oil ... but all of these will be scarce, and very expensive, even by today's standards ...

If there ever was a time in which you felt you needed to do something about the way in which you live ... Now Is It ...

Learning from Cuba's Response to Peak Oil ...

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Hear/see differing views on Peak Oil problem

Video ... Running Out Of Oil


"A very short and sweet PEAK OIL video presentation on the problem and part of the solution. It did not cover the possibility of alternative energies but it did have the right concept of the type of trouble that we are all going to be in very soon.

All other alternative energies will take many years to fully implement but if all can be done simultaneously, I believe we can have a rocky but possible transition to a tough but survivable world.

Do view the video to the very end to let sink in PEAK OIL’s implications for us all.

Note: This video was created in the USA where electricity is generated mostly by coal" ...

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Peak Oil debunked in 4 minutes ... can you believe this ;~))

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One Love ~

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Why would Bush pardon himself when he says he doesnt torture

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

WTP Takes Action Against Vote Fraud RE:Diebold Vote Machines

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August 15, 2007

WTP Takes Action Against Vote Fraud
Diebold Vote Machines Fail In Iowa

Last Thursday, two days before the August 11th presidential Iowa Straw Poll, Bob Schulz and seven other Plaintiffs filed suit in federal court in Des Moines, Iowa seeking to permanently prohibit the state of Iowa from conducting any Straw Poll, Caucus, Primary, Special or General Election unless the voting and vote counting was open, verifiable, machine-free, and computer-free.

Upon filing the suit, the Plaintiffs formally asked the Court for emergency injunctive relief, i.e., to order state election officials to modify the voting procedures for the Iowa Straw Poll to insure the validity of the voting process.

Specifically, the desired order sought to eliminate the use of Diebold voting machines that had been officially decertified by the state of California on August 3rd, to assure that the ballots were never out of public view, to force state election officials to publicly hand-count the ballots at each voting station and to announce the results and to conduct the tabulation of the vote station subtotals under full public observation.

Besides the Complaint and the motion for emergency protection, a Declaration by James Condit, Jr. was also filed. Condit, familiar to many advocates of constitutional government, founded Citizens For A Fair Vote Count. He resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Besides WTP's Schulz and Condit, the Plaintiffs include five citizens of Iowa (Jenneifer Maki, Pam Wagner, Troy Reha, Roger Leahy and Ginger Corbett) and one from Connecticut (Walter Reddy).

Click here for a copy of the Complaint and the Motion to force a change in the voting procedures.

At 8:00 am on Friday, the District Court telephoned the parties to say Judge Gritzner had ordered a hearing at 1:30 pm that day on Plaintiffs emergency request for a change in the voting procedures.

Shortly after 10:00 am, the Defendants filed a Motion to Dismiss the case.

On Friday afternoon USDC Judge Gritzner heard arguments for two hours on the motion to change the voting procedures. He then issued his decision denying the motion. He did not dismiss the case. The case for a permanent injunction against elections in Iowa that are not open, verifiable, machine-free and computer-free will continue.

Click here for a copy of the transcript of the hearing and for a copy of the Judge’s decision.

Late Friday night, Schulz filed an emergency Appeal to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis to issue the injunctive order. On Saturday, the Appeals court likewise denied the request.

The Voting Machines Failed

As Plaintiffs had predicted, there were indeed significant problems counting the votes cast at Saturday's Iowa Straw Poll.

After delaying the release of the voting results an hour and a forty minutes beyond the planned 7 PM announcement time, state election officials were forced to admit repeatedly to the press that there were vote machine malfunctions and that (at least) 10% of the ballots had to be counted by hand.

By using the flawed Diebold machines and by tabulating the totals behind closed doors, Iowa election officials have caused significant confusion, frustration and distrust of the results.

Unfortunately, because the Straw Poll has been well established as an early and influential political event in culling the field of presidential candidates, the inability of Iowa election officials to secure a constitutionally verifiable vote will leave an enduring legacy upon our entire nation.

Here is just a sampling of the news reports detailing the machine failures and vote recounts:
Des Moines Register, United Press International, Chicago Tribune, CNN

And for your further thought, consider this:

On Friday, April 13, 2007, Romney For President issued a press release announcing its Story County (Iowa) “Leadership Team.” The press release named Defendant Mary Moisman, the Story County Auditor, as part of its Leadership Team.

Mary Moisman and her staff were in charge of providing the Diebold voting equipment, as well as managing and auditing the operation and results of the Iowa Straw Poll, which was purportedly won by candidate Mitt Romney.

WTP Files Motion To Preserve The Record

To determine the truth about the Straw Poll's vote totals and the truth about the security, accuracy and reliability of computerized machine voting, and to address the confusion, frustration and mistrust (and possible fraud) directly linked to machine-based counting, it will be necessary to hand count the ballots cast in the Straw Poll and review the electronic files, documents and materials related to the machine processes. Therefore, WTP has filed a Motion to preserve those ballots, files and materials for further examination.

Today, Bob Schulz filed a notice of motion for a temporarily restraining order enjoining and prohibiting Defendants from altering, destroying or otherwise disposing of any of the ballots cast on August 11, 2007 in the Iowa Straw Poll or any of the electronic files, documents and materials related to voter checklists and voting machine inspections and operations including but not limited to printouts of vote totals.

In addition, Schulz asked the Court for limited discovery that is necessary to determine the truthfulness and accuracy of the vote totals and machine printouts. Limited discovery is necessary to obtain copies of all ballots and machine printouts, and to determine with specificity what actually took place during and after the voting period.

For instance, information needed includes but is not necessarily limited to: how many machines were used during the day; was each machine inspected before the voting period began and, if so, by whom; was any machine(s) tasked to print vote totals before the machines were moved from the voting stations; who moved the machines to the central room and how; when and where were the machines asked to print out their totals; which machines were opened for ballot removal at a voting station or in the central tabulation room and why; how many ballots were hand counted and why; who was in the centralized tabulation room from 6 pm to 8:30 pm; specifically, how did the County and State Auditors participate in the voting process.

Click here for a copy of the Memo of Law supporting preservation of the documents and ballots.

Educating Others About
Vote Fraud Is Insufficient

For twenty years or more, people have been publishing articles about the dangers of computer and machine voting. Notably, comprehensive studies by Cal Tech, MIT, Princeton and most recently the UC have all concluded that the computerized machines on the market should not be used to count votes in elections.

Click here to access some of the reports used by the state of California in decertifying the Diebold machines.

Not withstanding these comprehensive expert studies demonizing the machines, machine and computerized voting is widespread and becoming further entrenched as the machine manufacturers respond to each study by announcing upgrades, changes or fixes to the machines which they say has improved security, accuracy, reliability and accessibility.

Despite the repeated efforts of the machine manufacturers and election officials to address the well documented security, accuracy and reliability problems inherent with machine-based voting, one fact stands bare, and until now, unaddressed by a court of Law: The voting procedures and machines currently used by virtually every state and local government in America fail constitutional muster.

They fail to secure for the Citizens of this nation the Fundamental, constitutionally protected, Right to Vote and Right to have your vote counted legally and properly.

Make no mistake, our election officials have effectively delegated the Right to an accurate count of the Votes to a small number of private corporations, about who little is publicly known.

In short, the possibility of confusion, deceit, frustration and fraud will always be greater if votes are counted by a computerized machine rather than by hand in full view of the public. Only by hand-counting ballots in full public view at each voting station and wherever vote subtotals are further aggregated can election officials minimize the possibility of error and prevent fraud.

Talking about the problem is not enough. Citizen vigilance and Civic action is absolutely necessary if we are to preserve the integrity of the vote. This Right is the cornerstone of our democratic, constitutional Republic.

WTP finds no upside to computerized machine voting, absolutely none. Proponents of computerized voting say the votes can be counted faster.

However examined or weighed, the potential gains in vote counting "efficiency" cannot be used to justify placing our fundamental Right to Vote at known risk by the use of provably defective and un-secure voting machines and by tolerating election procedures, such as non-public "back-room" vote totaling, that are so obviously constitutionally deficient that their use is unconscionable as part of a "free" nation.

Lawsuits in every State, and if necessary, civil disobedience must be the order of the day, beginning now.

Without our action, our choices in the upcoming caucuses, primaries and general election may well be adversely affected by machine error and human fraud.

Indeed, if one ponders the problem and engineering issues deeply enough, one cannot avoid a reasonable, natural and very disturbing conclusion: The implementation of computerized-based voting is designed to facilitate systemic, automated vote fraud.

Let the lawsuit by the "Iowa Eight" be the signal that an aggressive, nation-wide campaign by the American People to halt machine-counting of votes has commenced.

It's time for our servant governments to hand-count and total our votes in public.

Its' time to start asking WHY so many appear to oppose something so simple, so secure and so fair.

And it's time We the People take whatever actions are necessary to secure our Right to Vote.

Please consider committing your financial resources to this fight. Our organization cannot accomplish objectives such as the vote fraud project without the support of many people to help cover the costs involved in continuing the litigation our Foundation is now engaged in, as well as the significant and regular costs we incur daily to run our office, secure the technology support we need and keep the organization moving forward. PLEASE consider a recurring donation, no matter how small, so that those of us on the front lines of the battle can continue to organize and fight and the tyrants that seek to deprive us of our Liberty.

To make a tax-deductible donation to the WTP Foundation, please click here: Donation. You can make a one-time or recurring donation and can also establish the dates the secure transactions are run each month.

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Read the research reports critical of the Diebold machines and official decertification by the state of California.

Visit the Citizens For A Fair Vote Count website

Read the main voting machine Complaint and the Motion to force a change in the voting procedures.

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Thursday, August 9, 2007


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From: >x emeny terribalist x
Date: Aug 9, 2007 4:16 PM

Airlines sue FBI, CIA over Sept. 11

NEW YORK - Airlines and aviation-related companies sued the CIA and the FBI on Tuesday, asking a federal court to let them interview investigators who can tell whether the aviation industry was to blame for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks or whether it had acted reasonably.

The separate lawsuits in U.S. District Court in Manhattan asked a judge to order the government to let the aviation companies gather the information as part of their defense against lawsuits brought by victims or families of victims of the 2001 attacks.

In the CIA lawsuit, companies including American Airlines Inc., United Airlines Inc., US Airways Group Inc., Delta Air Lines Inc., Continental Airlines Inc. and The Boeing Co. asked to interview the deputy chief of the CIA's Osama bin Laden unit in 2001 and an FBI special agent assigned to the unit at that time.

In the FBI lawsuit, the companies asked to interview a "limited number of former and current FBI employees" who had participated in investigations of al-Qaida and al-Qaida operatives before and after Sept. 11, 2001.

Government spokeswoman Yusill Scribner said she had no immediate comment on the lawsuits.

A victims' compensation fund established by Congress has paid $6 billion to 2,880 families of those who died in the attacks and more than $1 billion to 2,680 injured victims.

But 41 cases filed on behalf of 42 victims remain pending in federal court in Manhattan because some victims decided to pursue the usual court route rather than accept payouts from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Does Anybody in the Press Care About Lori Klausutis?

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From: Matt St. Amand
Date: Jul 24, 2007 7:38 PM


A Death in the Congressman's Office | Does Anybody in the Press Care About Lori Klausutis?

By Denis Wright and Chris George | August 8, 2001 (APJP)

Once upon a time, the phrase "investigative reporter" actually meant something. It usually involved hard work, possibly even mentation. Now, it seems, they just make stuff up. Especially on the Fox News Channel, where an uninitiated viewer could easily think she/he had tuned in Comedy Central. It's "Chandra-Chandra-Chandra" with the occasional "Condit is just like Clinton" thrown in. Given our media's 24/7 obsession with the Gary Condit "scandal", you might assume that there is a real dearth of hard news to pursue.

In reality, there is indeed a news story percolating out there. The story bears remarkable and ironic similarities to the Condit/Levy story. Both involve Congressmen, rumors of infidelity, and the fate of a younger female subordinate. The details are so similar as to remind one of two alternate universes. The difference between the two stories? First, in the Klausutis case as not in the Levy case, there is a real body, very dead. Second, the Klausutis case involves a Republican.

The story had a brief flutter in the Northwest Florida press, which ran a few very short stories on Lori's death. With the exception of the Northwest Florida Daily News, they were of the "Aw-what-a-shame/ nothing-to-see-here-move-along-now-folks" variety. But nationally, this mysterious death earned a mere one paragraph mention in The Washington Post's NATION IN BRIEF column:

"FORT WALTON BEACH, FL. - Lori Klausutis, a 28-year-old office worker for Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-Fl), was found dead in the congressman's district office. Police said preliminary findings from the medical examiner's office showed no foul play or any outward indication of suicide."

Unbelievably, that was it. The story was simply dropped. A young female employee of one of Florida's Congressmen had died unexpectedly in the Congressman's office. There were no witnesses to her death and the cause of death was not apparent. Klausutis' boss, Joe Scarborough had recently resigned from Congress prematurely and unexpectedly, amid rumors about his marital fidelity and soon after a divorce. He had also abruptly resigned as publisher of the Independent Florida Sun, claiming that resigning from Congress and as publisher was necessary to spend more time with his sons.

Such circumstances make one pause. Sick to death of the clear bias of the corporate owned media, and suspicious of the odd nature of this death, we began to dig for answers. The more information we discovered, the more unlikely, and the more newsworthy the story became.

Here are the facts. Lori Klausutis had a seemingly happy life. A devoted husband who listed on his online homepage "being married to Lori" as one of the honors he enjoyed, a new home in Niceville and a Catholic congregation where she was a cantor and in whose choir she sang, were some of the elements of the Good Life she enjoyed. Her husband, Dr. Timothy Klausutis, did research and development for the munitions group at nearby Eglin Air Force Base, where he presumably made a good livelihood. Although Lori hailed from the Atlanta, Georgia area where she had attended school, there were numerous family members in the area. According to her obituary in the Fort Walton Daily News, Lori had served as President and, later, Treasurer, for the Emerald Coast Young Republicans and as a aide to Congressman Scarborough, she was active during the Florida recounts. A former neighbor, Barbara Cromer, said "Every morning, I would see her run while I walked. We'd wave to each other as we passed. I loved Lori so much. She was wonderful. She was a kind, generous person, so sweet.

Then, on Friday, July 20th, the body of Lori Klausutis, 28, was found slumped next to a desk on the floor of Florida Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough's Fort Walton Beach office where Lori had served as a constituent services coordinator since May, 1999. Her body was found around 8:00 a.m. on Friday morning by a couple arriving for an appointment. She had been dead for some time. A second employee, who would have normally arrived for work at around the same time, was away on vacation. Police cordoned off the area for investigation, later announcing that there was no reason to suspect foul play, nor were there signs of suicide.

Scarborough's office released a statement several hours after the discovery:

"My staff and family are greatly saddened by the loss of Lori Klausutis. I know Lori will be missed by the thousands of citizens who regularly contact my office to seek assistance with a variety of problems. May God grant Lori's family the grace, comfort and hope that will get them through this difficult time."

The Congressman returned to Florida that same day, and his office was quick to point out that it was not unusual for him to fly home for the weekend.

There was a great deal of ambiguity over whether Lori had suffered past medical problems. Scarborough's press secretary, Miguel Serrano, made mention of health problems in Lori's past, but could not be more specific. In response, Fort Walton Beach Police Chief Steve Hogue is quoted as saying "That's part of our investigation, checking into her medical history." Associate Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Berkland said "She had a past medical history that was significant, but it remains to be seen whether that played a role in her death". Soon after a member of the immediate family rejected out of hand that Lori had any significant medical problems. She was, in fact, quite an athlete, having recently run an 8K with a very respectable time and she belonged to the Northwest Florida Track Club.

The results of the mandated autopsy, however, were deemed "inconclusive" by Dr. Berkland, who ordered more specific toxicology tests. These results were expected by the middle of the following week, around the first or second day of August. Dr. Berkland commented at the time "This turns over several puzzle pieces in the case of her death and reveals more of the picture".

Welcome to the Wheel of Fortune.

Michael Berkland, it turns out, has a very interesting background himself. Recently relocated to Florida, it is a matter of public record that Dr. Berkland's medical license in the state of Missouri was revoked in 1998 as a result of Berkland reporting false information regarding brain tissue samples in a 1996 autopsy report. Berkland does not deny the charges.

It's also a matter of public record that he was suspended from his position as Medical Examiner in the State of Florida in July, 1999.

Quincy, he's not.

Repeated requests to Dr. Stephen Nelson, Chairman of the Medical Examiners Commission, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, have failed to verify that Dr. Berkland's suspension was lifted and that his licensure and disciplinary record are clear at the present time. Dr. Nelson was appointed Chairman of the Commission by Governor Jeb Bush.

As for Lori Klausutis, rumors began to swirl as time passed with no resolution to the case, rumors that included whispers of suicide, some emanating from inside the Beltway. Family members, angered at what they considered unfair and exploitive coverage wrote the editor of the Northwest Florida Daily News, Ralph Routon, saying "For those who knew Lori, the thought of suicide, as your published reports suggested, is absolutely unthinkable. Suicide was contrary to her faith and being. She did not suffer from seizures, nor did she have a history of medical problems." Meanwhile, the final report has been issued that Lori died as a result of a blow to the head because an undiagnosed heart condition caused her to collapse and fall, hitting her head on the desk.

The initial reports from the Medical Examiner's office denied any trauma to the body that would indicate cause of death. But Berkland acknowledged on Monday, August 6th, that Lori had sustained a "scratch and a bruise" on her head and that his o

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Fearless U.S. Department of Justice Attorney, John S. Koppel, Speaks Out Against Offensive Power Apparatus

This Should Be Front Page News

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From: <>JERM
Date: Jul 18, 2007 9:38 PM

U.S. Department of Justice Attorney, John S. Koppel, risks his career -and maybe more- by writing the following piece that appeared in The Denver Post.

I give him a million kudos for his courage, and hope that he inspires other public servants to start standing up, speaking out and doing the right thing for our country.

He's a true patriot.

Check it out:

Bush justice is a national disgrace

By John S. Koppel

As a longtime attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, I can honestly say that I have never been as ashamed of the department and government that I serve as I am at this time.

The public record now plainly demonstrates that both the DOJ and the government as a whole have been thoroughly politicized in a manner that is inappropriate, unethical and indeed unlawful. The unconscionable commutation of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's sentence, the misuse of warrantless investigative powers under the Patriot Act and the deplorable treatment of U.S. attorneys all point to an unmistakable pattern of abuse.

In the course of its tenure since the Sept. 11 attacks, the Bush administration has turned the entire government (and the DOJ in particular) into a veritable Augean stable on issues such as civil rights, civil liberties, international law and basic human rights, as well as criminal prosecution and federal employment and contracting practices. It has systematically undermined the rule of law in the name of fighting terrorism, and it has sought to insulate its actions from legislative or judicial scrutiny and accountability by invoking national security at every turn, engaging in persistent fearmongering, routinely impugning the integrity and/or patriotism of its critics, and protecting its own lawbreakers. This is neither normal government conduct nor "politics as usual," but a national disgrace of a magnitude unseen since the days of Watergate - which, in fact, I believe it eclipses.

In more than a quarter of a century at the DOJ, I have never before seen such consistent and marked disrespect on the part of the highest ranking government policymakers for both law and ethics. It is especially unheard of for U.S. attorneys to be targeted and removed on the basis of pressure and complaints from political figures dissatisfied with their handling of politically sensitive investigations and their unwillingness to "play ball." Enough information has already been disclosed to support the conclusion that this is exactly what happened here, at least in the case of former U.S. Attorney David C. Iglesias of New Mexico (and quite possibly in several others as well). Law enforcement is not supposed to be a political team sport, and prosecutorial independence and integrity are not "performance problems."

In his long-awaited but uninformative testimony concerning the extraordinary firings of U.S. attorneys, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales did not allay these concerns. Indeed, he faced a no-win situation. If he testified falsely regarding his alleged lack of recollection and lack of involvement, he perjured himself and lied to both Congress and the American people. On the other hand, if he told the truth, he clearly has been derelict in the performance of his duties and is not up to the job. Either way, his fitness to serve is now in doubt.

Tellingly, in his congressional testimony, D. Kyle Sampson (the junior aide to whom the attorney general delegated vast authority) expressed the view that the distinction between "performance" considerations and "political" considerations was "largely artificial." This attitude, however, is precisely the problem. The administration that Sampson served has elided the distinction between government performance and politics to an unparalleled extent (just as it has blurred the boundaries between the White House counsel's office and the attorney general's office). And it is no answer to say that U.S. attorneys are political appointees who serve at the pleasure of the president. The point that is lost on those who make this argument is that U.S. attorneys must not serve partisan purposes or advance a partisan agenda - which has nothing to do with requiring them to promote an administration's legitimate policy priorities.

As usual, the administration has attempted to minimize the significance of its malfeasance and misfeasance, reciting its now-customary "mistakes were made" mantra, accepting purely abstract responsibility without consequences for its actions, and making hollow vows to do better. However, the DOJ Inspector General's Patriot Act report (which would not even have existed if the administration had not been forced to grudgingly accept a very modest legislative reporting requirement, instead of being allowed to operate in its preferred secrecy), the White House-DOJ e-mails, and now the Libby commutation merely highlight yet again the lawlessness, incompetence and dishonesty of the present executive branch leadership.

They also underscore Congress' lack of wisdom in blindly trusting the administration, largely rubber-stamping its legislative proposals, and essentially abandoning the congressional oversight function for most of the last six years. These are, after all, the same leaders who brought us the WMD fiasco, the unnecessary and disastrous Iraq war, Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, warrantless domestic NSA surveillance, the Valerie Wilson leak, the arrest of Brandon Mayfield, and the Katrina response failure. The last thing they deserve is trust.

The sweeping, judicially unchecked powers granted under the Patriot Act should neither have been created in the first place nor permanently renewed thereafter, and the Act - which also contributed to the ongoing contretemps regarding the replacement of U.S. attorneys, by changing the appointment process to invite political abuse - should be substantially modified, if not scrapped outright. And real, rather than symbolic, responsibility should be assigned for the manifold abuses. The public trust has been flagrantly violated, and meaningful accountability is long overdue. Officials who have brought into disrepute both the Department of Justice and the administration of justice as a whole should finally have to answer for it - and the misdeeds at issue involve not merely garden-variety misconduct, but multiple "high crimes and misdemeanors," including war crimes and crimes against humanity.

I realize that this constitutionally protected statement subjects me to a substantial risk of unlawful reprisal from extremely ruthless people who have repeatedly taken such action in the past. But I am confident that I am speaking on behalf of countless thousands of honorable public servants, at Justice and elsewhere, who take their responsibilities seriously and share these views. And some things must be said, whatever the risk.

The views presented in this essay are not representative of the Department of Justice or its employees but are instead the personal views of its author.

John S. Koppel has been a civil appellate attorney with the Department of Justice since 1981.

Monday, July 16, 2007

U.S. Milk "Approved" and Poisoned. Fake "Safety"

Is everything in America fake now? Fake Health Care. Fake Elections. Fake "Terror Attack" Fake "Liberty" Fake authorities who tell you the Bovine Growth Homone that gets in your milk, and just incidentally puts more money in the pockets of big milk Agribusiness producers, is "Safe"

Fake "Safety"?

Hey the air at "Ground Zero", the "Big Lie Hole." was safe too.

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Date: Jul 16, 2007 4:35 PM

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Canada and the European Union have banned the use of Bovine Recombinant Growth Hormone (rBGH), citing its toxicity to both cows and humans, but the US Food and Drug Administration approved rBGH use for US dairy cows.

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rBGH a genetically engineered synthetic hormone, mimics a naturally occurring hormone released when a cow is pregnant, which allows the cow to produce milk for her calf. When rBGH is injected into a cow, nature runs wild, causing the cow's milk output to increase. Nutritional energy that is supposed to sustain the entire cow becomes almost entirely dedicated to milk production. Vital nutrients are leached from other parts of her body, causing painful udder infections and crippling lameness. In addition, rBGH injected cows are much more likely to suffer infertility and gastrointestinal disorders. Because rBGH use increases the incidence of disease a rBGH-injected cow requires greater amounts of antibiotics than an rBGH-free cow. Increased antibiotic usage may lead to resistance to antimicrobials, having dire consequences for the health of both humans and cows.

After more than nine years of study that took into account the findings of two independent advisory panels, Health Canada (the FDA's Canadian counterpart) made the decision to ban the hormone, citing greatly increased health risks to cows and potential health risks for humans exposed to rBGH. Canadian researchers reported that "long-term toxicology studies to ascertain human safety" must be conducted, as their research indicated that rBGH may cause "sterility, infertility, birth defects, cancer and immunological derangements" in humans. Other recent studies, as reported in the Journals Science (1/23/98) and The Lancet (5/9/98) have linked IGF-I (Insulin-like Growth Factor), high levels of which are present in milk produced with rBGH, to much increased incidence of prostate and breast cancer.

The European Union has enacted an rBGH moratorium, due to expire in 2000, based on European studies that concurred with Health Canada's findings. In addition, a recent European Commission on Consumer Health and Protection study concluded that rBGH should not be used in dairy cows, as its use seriously compromises a cow's health and well-being.


Thursday, July 5, 2007


----------------- Bulletin Message -----------------
From:Heart of the Wolf
Date: Jul 5, 2007 12:18 PM


"...but where now, a battle's being waged.
A struggle for Heaven and Earth. Where there
is one law: Fight or die. And one rule: Resist
or serve."-- Alex Krycek, the X-Files.

Wolves are under the gun, more than ever
by their oppressors, the USFWS.

They are wanting to make it easier to
commit the styles of murder they commit
every week.

They plan on having meetings in Idaho,
Montana, and Wyoming.

This week in the Federal Register, they
want to propose changes to the rules
regarding the murder of Wolves in the
Rocky Mountain Region.

Their exuse is 'to protect other wildlife
and domesticated animals.'

Since when did life in nature need protection
from predators? Predators are in charge
of keeping ecosystems running efficiently
by preventing the overpopulation of prey

Nature needs protection from the USFWS.
And as far as domesticated animals, and
livestock, well if the USFWS years and

Non-Lethal Methods and
PF Ranching

Under the new proposal,
states and tribes would have to prove only
that wolves were only one
of the major causes of wildlife herds not meeting
goals in order to justify asking the federal
government for authority to kill the Wolves

"This definition expands the potential
impacts for which wolf removal might be
warranted beyond direct predation or those
causing immediate population declines,"
the Federal Register notice states.

If that's not bad enough, Terry Cleveland,
director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department,
using false science, thinks that it will help
'the state protect its elk herds'.

Wolves don't decimate elk herds, hunters do.
And Fish and Games support hunting. It won't
be long after this would be cullings like in
Alaska. The hunting industry makes millions
of dollars off of corpses, and this proposal
would aid that further.

The proposal would allow people to murder
Wolves that are in the act of 'attacking horses,
mules, donkeys or llamas used to transport people
or their possessions'.

Again this issue would have been prevented
if Non-Lethal Methods and PF Ranching were used.

Murder Declaration


1) First contact the USFWS in opposition to this
horrible plan. Sue them if all possible.
If this goes through, we are going to see more
murders of Wolves in this region than ever before.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
P.O. Box 25486, DFC**
Denver, CO 80225
COMM: (303)236-7920
FAX: (303)236-8295

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
Dale Hall
(Address to Dale Hall)

Sharon Rose 303-236-4580

2) Contact Terry Cleveland about your opposition
to his support of this horrific plan. Wolves aren't
decimating elk. And if people stopped hunting elk,
then there wouldn't be a decimation.


(307) 777-4600
FAX - (307) 777-4699

Bring this to life in your local newspaper/blogs



USA Today

New York Times

The Newsroom;;

MSNBC Website


U.S. News and World Report

Dateline NBC

NBC Nightly News

International Herald Tribune

The Daily Yomiuri


The American Online (Italian Newspaper)
Additional contacts

Progress for Poland

Andrzej Jarmakowski Editor in Chief

The Korea Times

The Herald


Online Newspapers

And contact your government leaders, which if you don't you live in the U.S.,
just get the zip codes to major cities through
your search engine to do so. Please also contact Nancy Pelosi,
the new Speaker of the House.

Mike Wagner -- Director and Founder of Heart of the
Wolf Organization, Honor Fallen and Oppressed Wolves
-- and Co-Host of KWF Wolf Conservation, and Web of Life

Wolf Cam

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From: Heart of the Wolf
Date: Jul 5, 2007 12:21 PM


To observe Wolves 24 hrs a day, Here is some

other interesting info as of late.
It's about ancient Wolves in Alaska.

The search for other information is what
scientists are looking for, genetic links of past
and present Wolves

Mike Wagner -- Director and Founder of Heart of the
Wolf Organization, Honor Fallen and Oppressed Wolves
-- and Co-Host of KWF Wolf Conservation, and Web of Life

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Good Mother Cindy Sheehan Harmed by United States Culture

Sheehan tried to make good on her son's death, by stopping the War Machine and saving her fate from other Mothers.

"Democrats" (and talk of "new" elections) drove her to recognize the futility of her mission and move to give needed time to her own life and family.
From: <>Tim Hjersted
Date: May 30, 2007 2:41 AM

"Good Riddance Attention Whore"
by CindySheehan
Mon May 28, 2007 at 09:57:01 AM PDT

I have endured a lot of smear and hatred since Casey was killed and especially since I became the so-called "Face" of the American anti-war movement. Especially since I renounced any tie I have remaining with the Democratic Party, I have been further trashed on such "liberal blogs" as the Democratic Underground. Being called an "attention whore" and being told "good riddance" are some of the more milder rebukes.

* CindySheehan's diary :: ::

I have come to some heartbreaking conclusions this Memorial Day Morning. These are not spur of the moment reflections, but things I have been meditating on for about a year now. The conclusions that I have slowly and very reluctantly come to are very heartbreaking to me.

The first conclusion is that I was the darling of the so-called left as long as I limited my protests to George Bush and the Republican Party. Of course, I was slandered and libeled by the right as a "tool" of the Democratic Party. This label was to marginalize me and my message. How could a woman have an original thought, or be working outside of our "two-party" system?

However, when I started to hold the Democratic Party to the same standards that I held the Republican Party, support for my cause started to erode and the "left" started labeling me with the same slurs that the right used. I guess no one paid attention to me when I said that the issue of peace and people dying for no reason is not a matter of "right or left", but "right and wrong."

I am deemed a radical because I believe that partisan politics should be left to the wayside when hundreds of thousands of people are dying for a war based on lies that is supported by Democrats and Republican alike. It amazes me that people who are sharp on the issues and can zero in like a laser beam on lies, misrepresentations, and political expediency when it comes to one party refuse to recognize it in their own party. Blind party loyalty is dangerous whatever side it occurs on. People of the world look on us Americans as jokes because we allow our political leaders so much murderous latitude and if we don’t find alternatives to this corrupt "two" party system our Representative Republic will die and be replaced with what we are rapidly descending into with nary a check or balance: a fascist corporate wasteland. I am demonized because I don’t see party affiliation or nationality when I look at a person, I see that person’s heart. If someone looks, dresses, acts, talks and votes like a Republican, then why do they deserve support just because he/she calls him/herself a Democrat?

I have also reached the conclusion that if I am doing what I am doing because I am an "attention whore" then I really need to be committed. I have invested everything I have into trying to bring peace with justice to a country that wants neither. If an individual wants both, then normally he/she is not willing to do more than walk in a protest march or sit behind his/her computer criticizing others. I have spent every available cent I got from the money a "grateful" country gave me when they killed my son and every penny that I have received in speaking or book fees since then. I have sacrificed a 29 year marriage and have traveled for extended periods of time away from Casey’s brother and sisters and my health has suffered and my hospital bills from last summer (when I almost died) are in collection because I have used all my energy trying to stop this country from slaughtering innocent human beings. I have been called every despicable name that small minds can think of and have had my life threatened many times.

The most devastating conclusion that I reached this morning, however, was that Casey did indeed die for nothing. His precious lifeblood drained out in a country far away from his family who loves him, killed by his own country which is beholden to and run by a war machine that even controls what we think. I have tried every since he died to make his sacrifice meaningful. Casey died for a country which cares more about who will be the next American Idol than how many people will be killed in the next few months while Democrats and Republicans play politics with human lives. It is so painful to me to know that I bought into this system for so many years and Casey paid the price for that allegiance. I failed my boy and that hurts the most.

I have also tried to work within a peace movement that often puts personal egos above peace and human life. This group won’t work with that group; he won’t attend an event if she is going to be there; and why does Cindy Sheehan get all the attention anyway? It is hard to work for peace when the very movement that is named after it has so many divisions.

Our brave young men and women in Iraq have been abandoned there indefinitely by their cowardly leaders who move them around like pawns on a chessboard of destruction and the people of Iraq have been doomed to death and fates worse than death by people worried more about elections than people. However, in five, ten, or fifteen years, our troops will come limping home in another abject defeat and ten or twenty years from then, our children’s children will be seeing their loved ones die for no reason, because their grandparents also bought into this corrupt system. George Bush will never be impeached because if the Democrats dig too deeply, they may unearth a few skeletons in their own graves and the system will perpetuate itself in perpetuity.

I am going to take whatever I have left and go home. I am going to go home and be a mother to my surviving children and try to regain some of what I have lost. I will try to maintain and nurture some very positive relationships that I have found in the journey that I was forced into when Casey died and try to repair some of the ones that have fallen apart since I began this single-minded crusade to try and change a paradigm that is now, I am afraid, carved in immovable, unbendable and rigidly mendacious marble.

Camp Casey has served its purpose. It’s for sale. Anyone want to buy five beautiful acres in Crawford , Texas ? I will consider any reasonable offer. I hear George Bush will be moving out soon, too...which makes the property even more valuable.

This is my resignation letter as the "face" of the American anti-war movement. This is not my "Checkers" moment, because I will never give up trying to help people in the world who are harmed by the empire of the good old US of A, but I am finished working in, or outside of this system. This system forcefully resists being helped and eats up the people who try to help it. I am getting out before it totally consumes me or anymore people that I love and the rest of my resources.

Good-bye America are not the country that I love and I finally realized no matter how much I sacrifice, I can’t make you be that country unless you want it.

It’s up to you now.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Plastic in the Ocean

Jan Lundberg a great Video he presents which details this ocean gyre in detail.

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From: >Matt St. Amand
Date: May 21, 2007 9:21 AM

Returning to Southern California from Hawaii after a sailing race, Moore had altered Alguita’s course, veering slightly north. He had the time and the curiosity to try a new route, one that would lead the vessel through the eastern corner of a 10-million-square-mile oval known as the North Pacific subtropical gyre. This was an odd stretch of ocean, a place most boats purposely avoided. For one thing, it was becalmed. “The doldrums,” sailors called it, and they steered clear. So did the ocean’s top predators: the tuna, sharks, and other large fish that required livelier waters, flush with prey. The gyre was more like a desert—a slow, deep, clockwise-swirling vortex of air and water caused by a mountain of high-pressure air that lingered above it.

The area’s reputation didn’t deter Moore. He had grown up in Long Beach, 40 miles south of L.A., with the Pacific literally in his front yard, and he possessed an impressive aquatic résumé: deckhand, able seaman, sailor, scuba diver, surfer, and finally captain. Moore had spent countless hours in the ocean, fascinated by its vast trove of secrets and terrors. He’d seen a lot of things out there, things that were glorious and grand; things that were ferocious and humbling. But he had never seen anything nearly as chilling as what lay ahead of him in the gyre.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Edna Cintron, For You

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From: Pan Man
Date: May 17, 2007 11:29 AM

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WTC 1, the North Tower, was hit directly by what appeared to be a large commercial passenger jet, ostensibly by American Airlines Flight 11. After burning for a short time, black smoke continued to pour from the WTC 1 until it collapsed.

The explanation for the collapse was a jet fuel fire that burned hot enough, long enough to weaken the steel in the structure. Calculations of the heat value of jet fuel must include the absorption of that heat by nitrogen and carbon dioxide in the air, by unburned carbon particles, by concrete and steel in the building. These taken together show that there is too little caloric energy in jet fuel and even the contents of the offices to increase the heat sufficiently to compromise the integrity of the steel components. This is what is would take to allow for the first collapse of a steel structure from fire in the history of the world. Now look at the WTC 1 after the initial fire died down. Does that look like an inferno? I see perhaps three scattered fires, a bit of black smoke, no towering inferno.

Now let's look at a close-up of damage to the WTC 1. It might be hot enough for a weenie roast, but not a towering inferno capable of weakening the integrity of the steel structure. Do you see the man near the right edge looking out between the pillars? On the next floor down on the left, do you see the woman leaning out for a look? Do you think they just walked through a blazing inferno to get there? In case you are thinking that the images have been doctored and the survivors added with Photoshop, the picture of the woman actually appears in the FEMA report (page 18 of Chapter 2: WTC 1 and WTC 2

i wrote this for u edna,i will meet u one day when we are both in heaven,and i will tell u i saw u that day and i wanted u to be safe

















JOANNE MCCAFFERTY, 11/6/2006 7:51:43 AM

Friday, April 13, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut - Peace Activist

At a Reverend Billy's Peace event in 2003 at St Mark's on the Bowery I ran into Kurt Vonnegut. A reading was taken there from our "Good Book":"Slaughterhouse-Five," the excerpt read by a young boy as part of the "service." I passed out fliers to a Peace Rally at the UN, which was to take place within a very few days - to the participants, including Mr. Vonnegut, on their way out of the Church. Vonnegut showed, but very few others did, as you can see by the picture below. The police apparently were expecting more. Look at all the empty barricades. Pathetic.

I took Vonnegut's picture with my placard "Impeach the Deserter." "Deserter" since W. Bush was known by researchers to be a deserter from his post at the National Guard during the Vietnam War. After my comment on the very light turn-out he said, "This country has perfected the art of brainwashing. Here I am [at an anti-war rally] and all I can think of is 'who killed Chandra Levy..?'"

Rev Billy's Eulogy 'Champion of the Planet - A Saint In This Church'

"There is nothing like death to say what is always such an artificial thing to say: The End"

-Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

R.I.P. (1922 - 2007)

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