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The Daily DrEd July 22 2006


The Daily DrEd July 22 2006

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Prodi faces test over extradition of 26 CIA agents 21 Jul 2006 Italy's prime minister, Romano Prodi, was facing a political dilemma today after it emerged that prosecutors had asked his government to demand the extradition of 26 CIA agents from the US so they can be put on trial for kidnapping a terrorist suspect. Today new evidence surfaced indicating that the abduction of Abu Omar had been authorised at a high level while Mr Berlusconi was in office, and there is growing support for the view that it was a joint US-Italian intelligence operation.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/italy/story/0,,1826297,00.html
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"The Real Danger of Same-Sex Marriage,"
The article contains a critique of same-sex marriage in terms of the unique role of fathers that has not before been raised in this debate. It also contains sections on "The Politics of Domestic Violence," "The Politics of Child Abuse," and "The Role of Child Support."
The institutional strength of marriage — and its connection with larger issues of public policy — is determined not by the words through which a marriage is formed, but by the deeds through which a marriage is dissolved.
These arguments from both ends of the spectrum illustrate why it is futile to assess the strength of marriage as an institution or understand its significance for civic life without confronting its nemesis: divorce. Though traditionalists decry efforts to “redefine” marriage, the more basic redefinition of marriage has already been effected by the little-understood system of unilateral or “no-fault” divorce.
Fatherhood is essential to marriage:
In fact, it is no exaggeration to say that, politically speaking, the most important function of marriage is to create paternity. Other benefits are rightly claimed for marriage by its advocates. But in the end, the central one is this, to establish fatherhood.
Marriage turns a man from a sperm donor into a parent and thus creates paternal authority, allowing a man to exercise the authority over children that otherwise would be exercised by the mother alone. Feminists understand this when they renounce marriage as an institution of “patriarchy.” Among some conservatives, it has become almost a cliché that marriage exists foremost to civilize men and control their promiscuity. (and alot more..)
[Doctorate Stephen Baskerville, foremost author, intellectual and activist for family rights, starts to share insights of the incredible destruction of fathers/marriage/family as the backbone of this country. This editor/author believes it to be the single most effective destruction of resistance to domestic tyranny in all westernized nations.] Full article at:
http://www.profam.org/pub/xfia_cur.htm
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The Nature of Disinformation
Have you ever tried telling one of your neighbors about what you think really happened on 9/11, or in Iraq, or in New Orleans, as opposed to the way your local TV news reported it? Observe the stress on the faces of people considering these questions. Pain, followed by evasion, and a shuffling of the feet. Most people know, but are afraid to say it.
http://educate-yourself.org/cn/kaminskinatureofdisinfo17jun06.shtml
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Fed Reserve Board Dubiously Blocks 4.5 Trillion In Funds Due U.S. Treasury
Called the Wanta Plan, former Ambassador enters massive settlement that could turn around the American economy. The settlement also reveals massive corruption and trillions stolen from the people by the Bush and Clinton crime family.
http://www.arcticbeacon.com/21-July-2006.html
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Ex-Pentagon officials accused of fraud 21 Jul 2006 Two former Pentagon officials, including an acting secretary of the Navy, have been accused of scheming with a banned American contractor [Custer Battles LLC] to get lucrative rebuilding contracts in Iraq, The Associated Press has learned.
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1110AP_Contractor_Fraud.html
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Mother of Iraq War Vet Who Committed Suicide Flies Flag Upside Down
Since then, Jones has been flying her American flag upside down, though someone came on her property once and turned it right side up, and another person stole it.
http://progressive.org/mag_wx071806
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BACKGROUND: SELLING OUT AMERICA: North American SuperCorridor Coalition and more...
In this Memorandum of Understanding, it mentions the NAITCP and it's annual 'Summit of Mayors'. So my next search term was 'Summit of Mayors' and this is where things really start to get interesting. We find out that Mayors are now engaged in foreign policy and they are being engaged to implement the communist agenda of the United Nations - initially on regionalization, but moving on the UN initiative on the elimination of guns.
http://neworleans.indymedia.org/news/2006/07/8201.php
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The Other War Room
Bush doesn't believe in polling --- just ask his pollsters.
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2001/0204.green.html
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Israel set war plan more than a year ago Strategy was put in motion as Hezbollah began gaining military strength in Lebanon
"Of all of Israel's wars since 1948, this was the one for which Israel was most prepared," said Gerald Steinberg, professor of political science at Bar-Ilan University. "In a sense, the preparation began in May 2000, immediately after the Israeli withdrawal, when it became clear the international community was not going to prevent Hezbollah from stockpiling missiles and attacking Israel. By 2004, the military campaign scheduled to last about three weeks that we're seeing now had already been blocked out and, in the last year or two, it's been simulated and rehearsed across the board."
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/07/21/MNG2QK396D1.DTL
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Accused US troops: We were under orders to kill --Soldiers say officers commanded them to 'kill all military age males' in Iraq 21 Jul 2006 Four U.S. soldiers accused of murdering suspected 'insurgents' during a raid in Iraq said they were under orders to "kill all military age males," according to sworn statements obtained by The Associated Press.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13974639/
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Afghanistan close to anarchy, warns general --Nato commander's views in stark contrast to ministers' 21 Jul 2006 The most senior British military commander in Afghanistan today described the situation in the country as "close to anarchy" with feuding foreign agencies and unethical private security companies compounding problems caused by local corruption.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/afghanistan/story/0,,1826303,00.html
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Wayne Madsen on the Iran war set up - Informed sources have told WMR that arch-neocon Michael Ledeen, who acts as an unofficial foreign policy adviser to Karl Rove, was at the White House yesterday with a group of Iranian opposition figures. Among the topics discussed was a promised $25 million grant by the Bush administration to the Iranian insurgents. The money is to be used to plant Desert Storm-vintage biological and chemical weapons shells, confiscated by U.S. forces in Iraq, on the Iranian side of the Iraqi border. The weapons will be used as "proof" of Iran's plan to "attack" U.S. troops in Iraq. That will be used to justify, ex post facto, the coming U.S. attack on Iran. Our sources report that George W. Bush dropped by the White House meeting to offer his support to the Iranian opposition operatives.
http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/
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Wayne Madsen on US citizen late removal from Lebenon - The current Israeli assault on Lebanon was stage-managed between the government of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and neocons in the Bush administration, according to well-connected sources in the nation's capital. The Bush administration had prior knowledge of and supported Israel's planned attacks on Gaza and Lebanon, the sources have revealed. In addition, there was no move by the Bush administration to warn Americans in the Occupied Palestinian Territories or Lebanon to leave the areas before the Israeli invasions. No travel warnings were issued to U.S. citizens in an attempt to mask Israeli attack plans, an action that resulted in last-minute Dunkirk-like sea evacuations of foreigners from Lebanon.
http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/
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Arrest, Death Threat For Farmer With Upside-Down Flag
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/13188
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Tap-Dancing as Fast as He Can
This is how President Bush keeps his promise to deal with Congress in good faith on issues of national security and the balance of powers: He sends the attorney general to the Senate Judiciary Committee to stonewall, obfuscate and spin fairy tales.
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/13184
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Israel launches barbaric action against the people of Lebanon
Imagine if Lebanon destroyed every bridge in Israel, blew up the international airport, blockaded the ports, severed every arterial road, ordered people to leave their homes and then bombed them to pieces when they did... Do you think any Western leader would utter the words "Lebanon has a right to defend itself"?
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14113.htm
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Betrayal of the Empire or Fealty to Humanity?
Only in a world where the de facto ruler is a White male (with a red-neck mentality and an IQ well below triple digits) could Israel's barbaric response to feeble Palestinian rocket attacks (that had registered zero fatalities) and to the capture of three of its soldiers (who were complicit in genocidal acts) be considered an act of "self defense".
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14105.htm
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U.S. Is A Terrorist State -Video Interview with Noam Chomsky
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14120.htm
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Thousands of Israeli troops invade S. Lebanon :
Two Israeli soldiers were killed and six others were wounded in heavy clashes with Hezbollah just inside south Lebanon, close to Moshav Avivim, on Thursday afternoon.
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/740874.html
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'Lebanon war to go on until price too great' : -
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said war against "Hezbollah guerrillas" in Lebanon would continue until it was not "worth the price", an Israeli newspaper reported on Friday.
http://tinyurl.com/ryrwu
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Let the slaughter continue: Kofi Annan, the UN secretary general, mapped out a peace plan for Lebanon yesterday that produced a lukewarm response from Washington and ill-concealed fury from Israeli diplomats.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14104.htm
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Britain and US defy demand for immediate ceasefire :

Two countries, the US and Britain, defiantly refused to back the international clamour for an immediate ceasfire between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas. Their ambivalence about civilian deaths in Lebanon has given Israel a powerful signal that it can continue its attacks with impunity.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10102.htm
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A protracted colonial war :
With US support, Israel is hoping to isolate and topple Syria by holding sway over Lebanon
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14117.htm
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Security men block big Cairo protest against Israel:
Fights broke out at the gate of al-Azhar mosque in Cairo on Friday when plainclothes security men stopped demonstrators taking to the streets with a protest against Israeli attacks on Lebanese and Palestinians.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L21869481.htm
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Latin American demonstrators protest Israel offensive in Lebanon :
Protesters burned an Israeli flag Thursday outside the country's embassy in Venezuela and demanded an end to Israel's military offensive in Lebanon, while crowds also took to the streets in Mexico and El Salvador to press for a halt to the fighting.
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/741148.html
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No, this is not 'our war': The last superpower is impotent in this war because we have allowed Israel to dictate to whom we may and may not talk. Thus, Bush winds up cussing in frustration in St. Petersburg that somebody should tell the Syrians to stop it. Why not pick up the phone, Mr. President?
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14123.htm
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Ron Paul: The Israel Resolution: I follow a policy in foreign affairs called non-interventionism. I do not believe we are making the United States more secure when we involve ourselves in conflicts overseas. The Constitution really doesn't authorize us to be the policemen of the world, much less to favor one side over another in foreign conflicts.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14118.htm
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Israeli occupation forces killed doctor in Nablus :
Israel Defense Occupation Forces soldiers killed a Palestinian doctor as he tried to help wounded protesters in the West Bank on Friday, witnesses and medics said.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14115.htm
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Israeli Apartheid: The ugly and racist realities of Israeli society and life under Israeli occupation are rarely discussed
http://www.blackcommentator.com/192/192_cover_Israeli_apartheid_dixon.html
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Islamist call to arms in Somalia: The leader of Somalia's Islamist movement has urged his countrymen to wage a "holy war" against Ethiopia.
http://tinyurl.com/k6v6m
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"The Plunder of Central Africa" : Sudan is analyzed in the context of global investment capital, natural resource exploitation, "intervention" media war propaganda masquerading as humanitarian effort. The militarization of the region by the U.S. and other nations.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14116.htm
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Int'l Campaign Launched Against U.S. "Torture School":
Peace activists from the non-governmental School of the Americas Watch (SOAW) will tour Chile, Peru and Ecuador in August to persuade the governments of those countries not to send any more military personnel to the training centre in the U.S. state of Georgia.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14106.htm
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Video: "I Was Tortured": Sister Ortiz relates her personal experiences and tell us that U.S. personnel were present in interrogation and torture rooms," in Guatemala in 1989 when she was kidnapped, taken to a secret prison and repeatedly raped and tortured by troops commanded by General Hector Gramajo (a CIA asset and graduate of the U.S. Army School of the Americas).
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8807.htm
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Craven Image: The Senate Bows to Imperial Power : .
Two weeks ago we wrote here that the "lockstep, lickspittle" U.S. Congress would scurry to give their approval to the dictatorial powers asserted by President George W. Bush after the Supreme Court struck down those claims in the Hamdan case earlier this month.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14114.htm
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Texas Farmers Furious Over Superhighway
But now he sees a manmade danger on the horizon: a colossal, 600-mile superhighway that will plow clear across the state of Texas, perhaps cutting through Walters' sorghum and corn fields, obliterating the family's houses and robbing his grandchildren of their land.
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/july2006/210706superhighway.htm
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Hezbollah, Hamas and Israel: Everything You Need To Know
This time we have to go far, almost unimaginably far, back into history. Back to 1982, before the dinosaurs, before CNN, before Fox TV, before O’Reilly and Limbaugh. But not before the neo-cons who at that time had already crawled from the primal slime and were doing exactly what they are doing now: advising an American president to give Israel the green light to “solve its security problems” by destroying Lebanon.
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/july2006/210706needtoknow.htm
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Movie Reviews by Right Wing Nutcase # 1 & # 2.
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/july2006/210706perspective.htm
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World Sick Of US Media's Double Standard
A handful of Neocons are instigating a wider war. Will Americans join Iraqis, Lebanese, and Palestinians as neocon victims? What explains the indifference of the Bush administration to the slaughter of civilians in Iraq, Lebanon, and Gaza?
http://www.rbnlive.com/
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President Bush has abdicated the United States' role as an honest broker in the Middle East crisis exploding on two fronts, Lebanon and Palestine.
In failing to call for a U.N-sponsored cease-fire between Hezbollah and Israel, Bush has lost his credentials as a neutral player.
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/278312_thomas21.html
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Images Of Lebanon The Mainstream Media Will Not Show
http://www.evtv1.com/player.aspx?itemnum=4963
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FEMA muzzling La. trailer-park residents
Residents of trailer parks set up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to house hurricane victims in Louisiana aren't allowed to talk to the press without an official escort, The (Baton Rouge) Advocate reported.
http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=17178
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Activism Inc. - "Activism Inc.: How the Outsourcing of Grassroots Campaigns Is Strangling
Progressive Politics in America, by Dana Fisher. (Stanford University Press,
August 2006). ... Fisher's study finds that most of the national
environmental, student and progressive groups have shut down their internal
grassroots operations and outsourced door-to-door fundraising to a handful
of large national canvass operations. Fisher says these national canvassing
operations are the point of entry for hundreds of young, idealistic and
politically aware people. But instead of funneling these people into a
lifetime of progressive politics, more often than not the national canvass
operations, run as secretive corporate top-down bureaucracies, burn their
idealism and spit them out onto the trash heap of politics. "
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0720-31.htm
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Afghanistan close to anarchy, warns general - The most senior British military commander in Afghanistan today described the situation in the country as "close to anarchy" with feuding foreign agencies and unethical private security companies compounding problems caused by local corruption.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/afghanistan/story/0,,1826303,00.html?gusrc=rss
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Thousands flee as Iraq violence deepens - A day after the United States issued a stern warning to both Shi'ite and minority Sunni leaders to match talk with action on reining in "death squads" and "terrorists" from their respective communities, the Migration Ministry said more than 30,000 people had registered as refugees this month alone
http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=1055972006
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Bar association task force urges Congress to push for judicial review of Bush signing statements - Although the president has not issued more statements in total than any other president, he has challenged more than 750 laws in more than 100 signing statements.
http://www.rawstory.com/showarticle.php?src=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.usnews.com%...
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Senate will hold hearings on Bolton nomination, setting stage for new fight - Hearings scheduled next Thursday after key critic changes stance
http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Confirmed_Senate_will_hold_hearings_on...
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PAC Tied to DeLay Fined, Shutting Down - LINK -The fundraising organization that helped vault former Rep. Tom DeLay to GOP leadership and distributed election money to numerous fellow Republicans has been fined for campaign finance violations and is shutting down.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/20/AR200607...
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House joins Senate, lines up behind Israel - The House, displaying a foreign affairs solidarity lacking on issues like Iraq, voted overwhelmingly today to support Israel in its confrontation with Hezbollah guerrillas.
TVNL Comment: Who does Congress really answer to? Not the people of THIS country!
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2003140434_webhousemid...
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Feds query ex-adviser on Harris - Federal investigators have interviewed U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris' former top political strategist about the congresswoman's dealings with a defense contractor at the center of a widening Capitol Hill corruption probe.
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/orl-harris1806jul18,0,2719927.story?coll=...
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Boston police officers arrested on federal charges in Miami - Three Boston police officers accused taking $35,000 in exchange for protecting a cocaine shipment were arrested in Miami on federal drug charges in an FBI sting operation, authorities said Friday.
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-0721bostonmiamia...
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U.S. Speeds Up Bomb Delivery for the Israelis - The decision to quickly ship the weapons to Israel was made with relatively little debate within the Bush administration, the officials said. Its disclosure threatens to anger Arab governments and others because of the appearance that the United States is actively aiding the Israeli bombing campaign in a way that could be compared to Irans efforts to arm and resupply Hezbollah.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/22/world/middleeast/22military.html?_r=2&...
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We have no control over ISI: Pak Defence Min - Amid allegations that ISI and Military Intelligence (MI) kidnapped several people for interrogation, Pakistan's Defence Ministry has said it had no operational control over the two intelligence agencies and was unable to enforce court orders to provide information about those ‘abducted’ or ‘detained’ by them.
http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=71367
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U.S. threatened with more isolation - President Bush's uncompromising support for Israel in its battle with Hezbollah, a stance now backed by Congress, is threatening to isolate the United States even further from the international community.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060721/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_isolated_again
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President Bush Aware Of 4.5 Trillion Wanta Settlement But Arrogantly Hides Deal Indicating Complicity In Hi-Jacking Trillions From The People
Former Ambassador Leo Wanta giving Fed's illegal blockage of settlement until July 31 to release money or he will pursue the entire 70 trillion stolen by Bush and Clinton crime families. Money now being held in Bank of America in Richmond, Va., as media continues to cover-up story of the century which could turn around the American economy.
http://www.arcticbeacon.com/
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Sites with uncensored information
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/
http://www.legitgov.org/
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/
http://www.rense.com/
http://www.wanttoknow.info/
http://www.tvnewslies.org/news/
http://www.propagandamatrix.com/index.html
http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/
http://www.rbnlive.com/ http://www.conspiracyarchive.com/ http://conspiracyplanet.com/ http://www.lookingglassnews.org/index.php
http://neworleans.indymedia.org/
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Between these sites, you will know just about everything relevant to factual information. May miss something here or there. But, not much.
The content of this newsletter is entirely mine, however, my thanks to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CCCC-USA/, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/v911t/, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NewWorldOrderWhistleBlowers3/, and http://groups.yahoo.com/group/truthabout911/, the sites listed above and assorted other sites.
http://www.impeachbush.org Start with the Repugs and end with the Dims.
The Tactics of Disinformers/The Disinformer's Gambit: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CCCC-USA/message/57583
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