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The Daily DrEd July 10, 2006

The Daily DrEd July 10, 2006

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UK Government takes legal action against Craig Murray:

These documents clarify and support many of the claims in the book about the government's use of intelligence gained through torture, and also reveal the extent to which the Foreign Office sought to censor the book.
Planes of 911 Exceeded Their Software Limits
They are intelligent planes, and have software limits pre set so that pilot error cannot cause passenger injury. Though they are physically capable of high g maneuvers, the software in their flight control systems prevents high g maneuvers from being performed via the cockpit controls. They are limited to approximately 1.5 g's, I repeat, one and one half g's. This is so that a pilot mistake cannot end up breaking grandma's neck.
MI5 has secret dossiers on one in 160 adults
The Government was accused last night of hoarding information about people who pose no danger to this country, after it emerged that MI5 holds secret files on 272,000 individuals - a staggering one in 160 adults.
Ally Warned Bush on Keeping Spying From Congress
In a sharply worded letter to President Bush in May, an important Congressional ally charged that the administration might have violated the law by failing to inform Congress of some secret intelligence programs and risked losing Republican support on national security matters.
Former GOP House leader testified against Bush
Washington—July 7, 2006——Former GOP House Majority Leader Tom Delay testified against President George W. Bush before one of Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald’s grand juries during the week of May 22, according to U.S. intelligence sources with knowledge of the case. (This article is hardcore conspiracy theory, unlike the destruction of the WTC towers which are facts of physics and film. If you do not know for a fact that the WTCs were destroyed from within, this article is not the place to start. More will follow on this entire thread as it appears a point of legitimate concern.)
Bush says Geneva Conventions do not apply to Guantanamo Bay At a news conference Friday in Chicago, Bush said though he will adhere to the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision saying he exceeded his authority in ordering military tribunals for Guantanamo inmates, he is convinced this is different than what any president has been through before.
India Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable Missile
India test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni III missile Sunday for the first time, the Defense Ministry said.
The launch of India's longest-range missile, able to fly 1,865 miles, has been viewed as a routine test -- not saber-rattling with the country's nuclear-armed archrival and neighbor, Pakistan.
"Packing It In"

Lovely to watch how people like Cheney, and the minions who support his ilk, conveniently forget that there was no terrorism in Iraq prior to the US invasion/occupation. And one must love his "logic." For according to Cheney, "whether we complete the job or not in Iraq" his beloved "terrorism" will "continue" ... "only it'll get worse."
Mexico and Florida have more in common than heat
There's something rotten in Mexico. And it smells like Florida. The ruling party, the Washington-friendly National Action Party (Pan), proclaimed yesterday their victory in the presidential race, albeit tortilla thin, was Mexico's first "clean" election. But that requires we close our eyes to some very dodgy doings in the vote count that are far too reminiscent of the games played in Florida in 2000 by the Bush family. And indeed, evidence suggests that Team Bush had a hand in what may be another presidential election heist.,,1815750,00.html
Leftist Predicts Unrest Without Complete Recount of Mexican Election
While the announced winner of last Sunday's presidential election, Felipe Calderón, kept a low profile on Saturday, his leftist rival led a rally of at least 150,000 people, charged the polling had been marred by fraud and suggested there would be civil unrest without a vote-by-vote recount.
"If there is not democracy, there will be instability," said the rival, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, at a news conference just hours before he addressed his angry and defiant supporters in Mexico City's central plaza.
A Republic or an Empire?

A person might think that it would be national news that Stanford University students would not allow the President of the US on campus. It happened to be a day that hundreds of prospective freshmen were on campus with their parents, many of whom joined the demonstration against Bush. I did not hear or read a word about it.
America's war on terror is a logical impossibility

The U.S. government has been, and continues to be, a major supporter of state-supported terrorism, favoring retaliatory or preemptive aggression over mediation in the world court, and avoiding accountability by excluding itself from the globally accepted definition of terrorism.
Who started?:

We are allowed to bomb anything we want and they are not allowed to launch Qassams. When they fire a Qassam at Ashkelon, that's an "escalation of the conflict," and when we bomb a university and a school, it's perfectly alright.
Must our children face an economy where state & local government spending now eats nearly 3 times more of the economic pie than before, resulting in a smaller share for the private sector and standard of living enhancements? Excess spending equates to 11% of the total U.S. economy - - or $1.05 Trillion, or about $3,534 per person, or $14,136 per avg. family of 4. (Editor's Note: This excellent site that has more neglected issues that have been routinely praised experts in their field and adopted by many teachers as classroom material.)
Secret Service Sued Over Anti-Bush Protest
The class-action lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court contends that police acting on orders from the Secret Service used unreasonable force to move some 200 people peacefully protesting against the Iraq war in Jacksonville while allowing pro-Bush demonstrators to remain standing on sidewalks.
Scanner Producer: Movie Highlights How Fear, Surveillance Used To Control Populations
A Scanner Darkly is a powerful dystopic film set in the terrifying near future-- a world controlled by high-tech surveillance and ruled by a liberty-destroying police state. Director Richard Linklater picks up where he left off with his ground-breaking Waking Life-- its rotoscoped look has now advanced exponentially into a startling visual element which only supports the themes of this new film. A Scanner Darkly is a heavily researched, amazingly conceived blend of Phillip K. Dick's acclaimed novel and the frightening real technology emerging in our threatened world.
The film stars Keanu Reeves, Robert Downy, Jr., Woody Harrelson, Winona Ryder and features Alex Jones himself-- still bullhorning the truth in the future nightmare world. The Warner Brothers film was released Friday and is to slow burn across the country over the next two weeks.
The Ruling Class-Sponsored Race War and the Balkanization of America Part Two: Is California Ground Zero?
In part one we presented evidence suggesting the Minutemen project was being radicalized by white supremacists and certain leading lights in the power elite. This radicalization process is meant to undermine efforts to restore America's border integrity and to manufacture a politically expedient race war. Radicalized border activists and Chicano radicals are being set up to enter into conflict with one another. California seems to be the ideal staging grounds for the beginning of this conflict.
The most likely place for a race war to begin is California. It is in this state that two individuals possessing radical racist views have risen to political power. These individuals will be able to mobilize the different racist groups for a confrontation. They are Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Police Abuses in Iraq Detailed:

Brutality and corruption are rampant in Iraq's police force, with abuses including the rape of female prisoners, the release of terrorism suspects in exchange for bribes, assassinations of police officers and participation in insurgent bombings, according to confidential Iraqi government documents detailing more than 400 police corruption investigations.
US officers ignored massacre reports:

SENIOR US marine officers failed to carry out a proper investigation into reports that troops had killed civilians in Haditha, according to Lieutenant-General Peter Chiarelli, the second highest ranking commander in Iraq.,,2089-2261859,00.html
4 GIs Charged in Iraq Rape, Murder Case:

The U.S. statement said the four soldiers still on active duty will face an Article 32 investigation, similar to a grand jury hearing in civilian law. The Article 32 proceeding will determine whether there is enough evidence to place them on trial.
Police report: Foreign policy helped make UK a target :

The effect the war in Iraq has had on motivating Muslims planning acts of violence in the UK is underlined to senior Scotland Yard officers in a private briefing document compiled by anti-terrorist specialists.,,1814756,00.html
Syrian officials: Golan Heights offensive possible :

Enraged by Israeli aerial flight over presidential palace last week, Syrian officials threaten future provocations will not go unanswered; warn of cells willing to carry out 'liberation war' against Israel,...
Author Mario Vargas Llosa: I'm ashamed to be Israel's friend :

Internationally acclaimed author and former Peruvian presidential candidate, Mario Vargas Llosa, over the weekend slammed Israel's "out of proportion" operation in the Gaza Strip, saying he was ashamed of being Israel's friend.
West mounts 'secret war' to keep nuclear North Korea in check:

Intelligence agencies, navies and air forces from at least 13 nations are quietly co-operating in a "secret war" against Pyongyang and Tehran.
N.Korean Envoy: Pressure Could Trigger War
"The goal of the current diplomacy should be to use the combined leverage of China and Russia, of South Korea, Japan and the United States to force the North Koreans back to the negotiating table," Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns said.
"We really don't see the logic of turning this into a test of wills between two countries -- the United States and North Korea," Burns told NBC's "Meet the Press."
Wayne Madsen on the AP Mexican election demonstration:
The Associated Press lies again. In Washington, DC we are used to corporate math. If 500,000 protestors turn out for an anti-Iraq war demonstration, the AP rounds the number down to 100,000. If 300,000 protest, the number is shaved to "tens of thousands." Of course, the AP can always cite "official" police "estimates" that are also bogus. The police cleverly arrange pedestrian barricades to give the appearance that less people are in the streets than the actual numbers. The purpose of this "fuzzy math" is to demoralize the political opposition. It is a favorite trick of the right-wing propagandists. If Rev. Martin Luther King were to march on Washington today, his numbers would be described as "tens of thousands," not the 300,000 who actually marched on the nation's capital.
A Full Recount Would Show that López Obrador Won Mexico’s Presidency by More than One Million Votes
The truth: No recount occurred on Wednesday, or before, or since. What occurred – we repeat – was only the first official count of precinct tallies.
A Narco News investigation has found that in the small sample of precincts – less than one percent – where a recount was allowed, the shift in numbers away from Calderón was so drastic that, if recounts of all the ballots followed the same trend, the official results would invert and Andrés Manuel López Obrador would become the clear winner of the presidency by more than one million votes:
Mexico’s “Democracy” Spurns Millions of Immigrants that Sustain Its Economy
Even though Mexican immigrants sent $20 billion in remittances back home in 2005, as many as 10 million potential voters were sidelined from Mexico’s electoral “democracy” by the Federal Electoral Institute (IFE, in its Spanish initials) during the country’s 2006 presidential race. The party of the presumed winner, the National Action Party (PAN), once again showed its scorn for the downtrodden, denying them their right to vote through sly trickery.
The shot heard across both sides of the border
Hernandez fired his first shot at 6:07 p.m. He was killed by a single shot from a Marine’s M16 at 6:27 p.m.
Under that sun, a high school student, all of 18 years old, is tending to some goats near his home in Redford, Texas. He is carrying an old single-shot .22 caliber rifle to ward off coyotes and rattlesnakes.
Some 200 yards in the distance, unknown to the 18-year-old, a group of four Marines are deploying to a clandestine hiding spot in the desert to keep an eye out for drug traffickers who might seek to traverse the border via car or on foot with backpacks.
Stop U.S. Intervention in Nicaragua's November Elections!: :

While the US government talks of "election monitoring" there are many who believe that we in the US and in Nicaragua should be monitoring the US government's involvement in the up-coming Nicaraguan elections.
Chronicle of a War Foretold:

On May 20, 2004, US President George W Bush disclosed with great fanfare his plan to annex Cuba. The massive 450-page creation elicited a wave of criticism from around the world.
Chemical warfare: Inside Britain's toxic house of horrors :

Lethal doses of poison were tested on troops, says report into top secret Porton Down
The Top 10 Power Brokers of the Religious Right:

Who they are, what they want, and why these American ayatollahs must be stopped.
Cindy Sheehan to speak at Vermont impeachment rallies
Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan will visit Vermont this month to support local efforts calling for the impeachment of President George Bush.
Sheehan is expected to speak July 30 at rallies in Brattleboro and Montpelier.
The house of slaves (historical)

In the murky basement of his home in Washington's affluent Georgetown district, Andrew Stephen makes a discovery that leads him to some terrible truths about America, past and present .
At Colleges, Women Are Leaving Men in the Dust
In the 1990's, even as women poured into college at a higher rate than men, attention focused largely on their troubles, especially after the 1992 report "How Schools Shortchange Girls" from the American Association of University Women.
American has no engineering school and no football team; it is a campus where the Democrats' organization is Democratic Women and Friends; "The Vagina Monologues" sells out at annual performances; and almost 1,000 people turned out for the Breastival, a women's health fair.
Women on campus say there is great female solidarity.
Dickinson adapted to the growing female majority by starting a women's center, adding a women's studies major and offering courses on Jane Austen and Virginia Woolf. (Women got gender specific continued assistance for help, where they are taught the statements made by Ms Smyers.)
In his effort to attract men, Mr. Massa made sure that the admissions materials included plenty of pictures of young men and athletics. Dickinson began highlighting its new physics, computer science and math building, and started a program in international business. (Men got pictures and basic, general college buildings and classes, available to both genders, with no help. Substitute any minority race in place of the word 'men' to see the true bigotry in some statements. Also note the fallacy of Ms. Mead which is pointed out later in the article. If you work more hours with senority, you get paid more. It has nothing to do with gender. Discrimination in pay is illegal. Besides the lack of support men receive, they also must face the attitudes exibited in this article. The same attitudes present in many of their teachers. There are no 'more equals' in the definition of equality. From school and life men are shown they are not equal. If only we could figure out why men are doing so poorly, and why this country is in the tyrannic state that is currently present?)
Surprising Jump in Tax Revenues Is Curbing Deficit
Democrats and many independent budget analysts note that overall revenues have barely climbed back to the levels reached in 2000, and that the government has borrowed trillions of dollars against Social Security surpluses just as the first of the nation's baby boomers are nearing retirement.
"The fact is that revenues are way below what the administration said they would be a few years ago," said Thomas S. Kahn, staff director for Democrats on the House Budget Committee. "The long-term prognosis is still very, very bleak, and the administration doesn't have any kind of long-term plan."
And federal debt has ballooned to $8.3 trillion, up from $5.6 trillion when Mr. Bush took office. Republicans are trying to raise the authorized debt ceiling to $9.6 trillion. (Facts in the article don't seem to match the rosy headline with standard 'he said/she said' to distract from the fact both parties are responsible for a dire situation.)
La. Garden Yields Yard-Long ... Cuculoupe?
They're a yard long and a good few inches across. The skin is waxy, sort of like a cucumber, but yellow and ridged like a canteloupe. A half dozen of them grew between the cucumbers and cantaloupes in a Houma home garden.
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