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Click.  Politics, lies and audio tape.

Click.  A hollow appointment to a sham job.

Click.  Cannonfire: Another deep throat note.

Click.  Chirac and Schroeder stir debate: Greater EU clout. Lesser NATO role.

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February 21, 2005

Click.  Scott Ritter says US attack on Iran planned for June.

Click.  Niall Ferguson: Three reasons why the U.S. and Europe won't make up.

Click.  Pat Buchanan: Baiting a trap for Bush?

Click.  German government seeks to curb Neo-Nazi assemblies at historically symbolic places.

Click.  Neo-Nazi group requests use of historic Yorktown battlefield.

Click.  Granma: Cuba signs oil production contract with Chinese enterprise.

Click.  Depriving U.S. and its corporations of oil can be of great benefit to Venezuela.

Click.  New targets for advisers to Swift Vets: AARP and Social Security.

Click.  Fewer scientists are being consulted or funded by the Bush administration.

Click.  Cathy Young: Last of the Confederates.

Click.  HUNTER S. THOMPSON. Original gonzo journalist kills himself at age 67.

Click.  Paul Krassner reflects on the legacy of Hunter S. Thompson.

Click.  Former editor recalls Hunter S. Thompson as newspaper columnist.

RIP: Hunter S. Thompson -  memorable quotations:

A word to the wise is infuriating.

America...just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.

Call on God, but row away from the rocks.

Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect.

I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.

I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me.

If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.

It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top.

No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.

Publishers are notoriously slothful about numbers, unless they're attached to dollar signs - unlike journalists, quarterbacks, and felony criminal defendants who tend to be keenly aware of numbers at all times.

That was always the difference between Muhammad Ali and the rest of us. He came, he saw, and if he didn't entirely conquer - he came as close as anybody we are likely to see in the lifetime of this doomed generation.

The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.

The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.

The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs

There is nothing more helpless and irresponsible than a man in the depths of an ether binge.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

You can turn your back on a person, but never turn your back on a drug, especially when its waving a razor sharp hunting knife in your eye.

Nixon had the unique ability to make his enemies seem honorable, and we developed a keen sense of fraternity. Some of my best friends have hated Nixon all their lives. My mother hates Nixon, my son hates Nixon, I hate Nixon, and this hatred has brought us together. Nixon laughed when I told him this. 'Don't worry,' he said. 'I, too, am a family man, and we feel the same way about you.'" - Better Than Sex- Confessions of A Political Junkie

We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like "I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive. . . ." And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, which was going about a hundred miles an hour with the top down to Las Vegas. - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

My apartment in New York was on Perry Street, a five minute walk from the White Horse. I often drank there, but I was never accepted because I wore a tie. The real people wanted no part of me.- The Rum Diary (Ch. 1)

Cover a war in a place where you can't drink beer or talk to a woman? Hell no!

In a nation ruled by swine, all pigs are upward mobile.

February 20, 2005

Report: U.S. in Secret Talks with Iraqi Insurgents

Marines Launch Bid to Secure Iraq City of Ramadi

Tehran: Guess Who's Trying to Infiltrate Iraq?

Newsweek: Aboard Air CIA

Is Britain part of a worldwide torture plot?

Navy Commissions Super-Spy Submarine

Risk of deadly global epidemic as bid to halt spread of bird flu is foiled

Quite the club....

Cannonfire on Gannon exploding

The U.S. Department of Education insists California must apply tougher standards for school districts, which could label one-third of the state's 1,000 districts as failing.  Currently only 14 are.

Arnold readies strategy

A desperate injection of stem cells and hope

When Does Autism Start?

Dirt: The Next Big Thing in Wine Country

Geoges de La Tour: Saint Joseph Charpentier Click for commentary

February 19, 2005

50 Dead in Eight Iraq Suicide Bombings

Five U.S. Senators Visit Iraq; Clinton Says Insurgency Is Failing as Suicide Bombings, Other Attacks Kill Dozens

A Shi'ite Iraq Emerges: Juan Cole

Bashar Assad: The Syrian sphinx

Watson, Boyes: They're all pals with Bush now -- just don't mention the war

Slain U.S. Nun at Heart of Battle Over Brazil's Amazon

Meek: Torture Acclimation
              
Winslow Homer, Right and Left
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Ray McGovern: Hail, Hail The Gang's All Here

Robert Parry: Negroponte's blind spots

Medicaid Battles: Governors Oppose Federal Cuts, Say It's Time for Sweeping Change

Judge hearing challenge to election of Gov. Christine Gregoire (Washington) squelched the Democratic Party's attempt to have him define the proof Republicans must produce to get the election overturned

Salzman, Epstein: The tyranny of eminent domain

John Powers: On--Terminator genes

LA County judge who killed himself feared molestation claims

Marjie Lundstrom: We need a way to house violent sex predators out of prison

R. Scott: Haidl the gang-rape defendant busts up as Jane Doe cries on the stand

Solano County CPS fails again: 4-year old girl is allegedly beaten to death after complaint to CPS

Susan Paynter: Stamper speaks his mind -- again

$95m deal to preserve Hearst coastal area

Despite heart disease risk, few women take heed

Herbal Extract As Effective As Commonly Prescribed Anti-depressant

Kenan Malik: There is nothing outrageous or immoral about human cloning

Timothy Heritage: Google online book plan sparks French war of words

Husband-And-Wife Team Build Startup Into Blogging Trailblazer

The giant tortoise's tale

Jesuits face the challenge of declining numbers

February 18, 2005

Click.  Pepe Escobar: Who benefits from Hariri's murder?

Click.  Dead reckoning. Syria and Lebanon.

Click.  All for the sum of nothing. No one knows how many civilians died in Iraq?

Click.  U.S. troops being treated with "medical ecstasy".

Click.  Uploading the President's electrocardiogram.

Click.  Paul Krugman: Three-card maestro.

Click.  Mark Fitzgerald: Hemisphere's latest press-freedom Worry: The U.S.A.

Click.  Almost half of all Americans take antidepressants.  Discussion with Dr. Alan Schatzberg,
chair of Stanford University's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Click.  California school districts under attack.

Click.  Computer vision syndrome appears after four hours of work with PC.

Click.  Neo-Nazi group plans rally on Revolutionary War battlefield.

February 17, 2005

Click.  The CIA and the Defense Department have rejected a call by the independent 9-11 commission to consolidate secret U.S. paramilitary operations within the Pentagon, including those in which the U.S. government wants its hand to remain hidden.

Click.  Critics say war-fund request circumvents budget process.

Click.  Brian Morton: The new thugs.

Click.  (Sacto Bee Reg) Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata on Wednesday said he has refused to describe his past work as a private political consultant that is part of an FBI probe because the details are not "particularly interesting."

Click.  Stardom: PORTUGUESE ELECTION CAMPAIGNS AMERICAN STYLE.

Click.  Ire and praise for "grey" look at Nazis.

Click.  Molly Ivins: Screw the children.

February 16, 2005

Click.  Robert Fisk on the Beirut bombing, U.S. -- Syrian relations and the Iraqi elections.

Click.  U.S. lawmakers push to enforce economic sanctions against Iran.

Click.  U.S. lawmakers press Rice to impose sanctions on Syria.

Click.  Health Secretary Mike Leavitt refused Wednesday to name the states he says are cheating taxpayers out of $40 billion in Medicaid funding, even as senators pressed him.

Click.  Senate voted on Wednesday to allow more time for the declassification of government documents about Nazi war criminals.

Click.  Patrick Buchanan: The Democrats' dilemma.

Click.  Patrick Radden Keefe: Are Al Qaeda terrorists using your personal computer?

Click.  Colin Brown: WMD expert reopens row about "sexed-up" dossier.

Click.  Joanne Mariner: Giving Colombia's paramilitaries what they want.

Click.  Will Bunch: Why are the feds probing long-dead "Scoop" Jackson?

Click.  Blogosphere politics.

Click.  San Francisco dog court. Due process for every canine.

February 15, 2005

Click.  CIA seizes Senator Henry "Scoop" Jackson's papers.

Click.  2 million acres of New Mexico grasslands latest battleground over drilling

Click.  Integrating Canada and the United States. Disturbing?

Click.  Dallas County District Attorney and private firm become partners to fight crime.

Click.  Sam Smith: The Bush Clinton nexus.

Click.  New Music Review:  Stardom: They Should Have Been Called THE GRANNYS.

Click.  IRS investigating tax-exempt bond issued by Cabazon Indians.

Click.  Cannonfire on More Rhoemosexuality.

Click.  FBI director: Crypto must be controlled.

Click.  British police conduct high-tech search for new clues to Princess Diana's death.

Click.  FBI reveals details about arrests of NAMBLA Internet child sex ring. More Agent infiltrated NAMBLA.

February 14, 2005

Click.  To head off threat of a Shi'ite clergy-driven religious movement, the US has  resolved to arm small militias backed by US troops and entrenched in the population to "nip the evil in the bud".

Click.   Muqtedar Khan: Have Iraqis voted for a dictatorship?

Click.   Christian Henderson: Who killed Rafiq al-Hariri?

Click.  Lisa M. Kreiger: A Stanford University researcher has gotten a preliminary go-ahead to create a mouse with a significant number of human brain cells -- as long as the creature behaves like a mouse, not a human.

Click.  Repairs to the nation's voting system, already long overdue, are likely to remain uncompleted by the 2006 congressional elections.

Click.  How Bush goes straight to the people: Control the message, stage the event.

Click.  Josh Marshall: Bamboozlepalooza tour makes little progress for Bush.

Click.  James Gordon Meek: Military lawyers at the Guantanamo Bay terrorist prison tried to stop inhumane interrogations, but were ignored by senior Pentagon officials.

Click.  A federal judge ruled today that Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich can freeze out two reporters from The (Baltimore) Sun by barring all state employees from talking to the journalists.

Click.  Sam Smith: The little Eichmanns of Dresden.

Click.  China's big export is spying.

February 13, 2005

2/15/05 Judge rejects Hamlin gag order + Click.  El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Eddie T. Keller hears D.A.'s motion for gag order covering the Richard Hamlin trial. The Sacramento Bee objects. + Click.  Lawyer Hamlin is facing the case of his life.
 

Click. RICHARD WILLIAM HAMLIN ON TRIAL

THE BEST CONSPIRACY LITIGATION IN CALIFORNIA

by Virginia McCullough

Gemstones

Click. Eugene Bingham: Tsunami bomb New Zealand's devastating war secret. + Click. Eugene Bingham: Devastating tsunami bomb viable, say experts.
 

Click.   INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER  GARY WEBB
1955 - 2004  RIP

Click.  GARY WEBB'S MEMORIAL
The questions it raised, The questions it answered.
    

 
Click. THE GARY WEBB STORY INTERPRETED.

Researchers, writers and readers at work.
    
by Virginia McCullough
 

Click. Gary Webb's Last Story: The Killing Game by Ellen Komp

Click.  David Lazarus: Where is that darn uranium?

Click.  The polymeal, a recipe for a long life. More

Jonea Rogers wants to see her daughter while Marin D.A. Paula Kamena prosecutes her for kidnap

Click. Adam Baum: I once thought working for the Transportation Security Administration was serious business. I didn't have a clue.

Laci's image belied peril, a syndrome all too typical
 

DEADLY  1991 - YEAR OF INJUSTICE THAT TOOK DOWN A PRESIDENT
Click. THE SCANDALS HAUNTING
GEORGE H. W. BUSH IN THE RUN UP TO THE 1992 ELECTION AND HIS DEFEAT

Part 4 of a series
by Virginia McCullough and Kathryn Dixon

(Click to read Part 1) (Click to read Part 2) (
Click to read Part 3)

Click.   Virginia McCullough: DEAR PRESIDENT BUSH: CHIRON IS HEADQUARTERED IN EMERYVILLE, CALIFORNIA.

Click.  Seymour Hersh:  Chain of Command. How the Department of Defense mishandled the disaster at Abu Ghraib.

Click.  Jacques Verges, the lawyer for the biggest terrorists in the world.

Click.  Cryptologists Decrypt CIA Memo to Bush.

Click.  UK personnel taught American military intelligence personnel the torture methods used at Abu Ghraib.

Click.  Sidney Blumenthal: America's new gulag.

Click.  Nixon tapes: "The Warren Commission was the "Greatest hoax...ever."

Click.  Is the red sea urchin immortal?

Click.  The new face of Alberto R. Gonzales, here at last for all the world to see by Kathryn Joanne Dixon

Click.  John F. Kennedy's presidency almost ended before he was inaugurated..

Click.  General Franks doubts the Constitution will survive at WMD attack.

Click.  GREEN LIGHT FOR ARBITRARY ARRESTS:  Federal Appeals Court upholds Bush's abuse of the "material witness" statutes.  Click.  Pills may be distributed in UK that could prevent 80% of heart attacks to all over 55 years of age.

Click.  Paul Krassner: Conspiracy Queen.  JFK and Mae Brussell, and how John and Yoko saved the day.

Click.  John Judge: The Black Hole of Guyana.  The Untold story of the Jonestown Massacre.  The Jonestown Bank

Click.  Satellite remote control halts truck. Click.  Ashcroft to conduct "threat assessments" of American citizens and groups without initial evidence of a crime or national security threat. Click. Putting genes in a pill.

Click.  GOOGLISM: Find out what GOOGLE thinks of you! Click. Tips and tools for Google geeks.

IN  HONOR OF BRIAN DOWNING QUIG.  RUN DOWN IN PHOENIX,  ARIZONA, JUNE 16, 2003 by Virginia Lee McCullough  Click. BRIAN DOWNING QUIG, DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT....Click. THE SCANDAL THAT HAUNTS THE TEMPLE MURDERS!!

Click.  A judge accuses Western banks and multinational companies of being "at the heart of" an international network of "grand corruption".

The Project for a New American Century, initiated in 1997 by Cheney, et al. with its plan for an Iraq war,  states in its article Rebuilding America's Defenses, Report of the Project for the New American Century, September 2000: "And advanced forms of biological warfare that can 'target' specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool." Click. PDF FILE, USE ADOBE.

Click. AWFUL RIDDLES: What did happen to Flight 93? Click. "Brain fingerprinting," which seeks to probe whether a suspect has specific knowledge of a crime, could become a powerful weapon in national security.

Click. Full Text of Patriot Act II. Click. The USA PATRIOT Act Was Planned Before 9/11.

Click. Cops Find 'Terror' In Every Rap Sheet.

Click.  PENTAGON'S LIFELOG: Designed to gather every conceivable bit of information about a person's life, index it and make it searchable.

Click.  ASHCROFT BEGINS MONITORING JUDGES' DECISIONS:  A new provision tucked into the Amber Alert law requires reporting of each deviation from sentencing guidelines by a federal judge.
Click.  Calico Cats Admit Fear of Attorney General.


Click. The California Supreme Court  held that the state broadly defines who is disabled, covering anyone who is merely "limited" in a major life activity -- a far looser standard than the federal benchmark. The decision opens the state's courthouse doors to workers suffering from chronic back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, depression and other diagnosable ailments.

Click. How corporate rule came about.

Click. Two mysterious Saudi citizens living in California before the September 11 attacks may link the al-Qaida hijackers to Saudi intelligence.

Click.  John Muhammad, a "Devoted Dad"? Connecting the Sniper case to family court corruption and federal fatherhood program fraud.

Click.  Der Tagesspiegel: Andreas von Bulow Interview.

Click. TRANSCRIPT OF THE PRESENTATION MADE BY DR. MAHMOUD KHALAF AT THE CENTER FOR ASIAN STUDIES IN THE UNIVERSITY OF CAIRO, DEC. 5, 2001.

Click. On 9/11, CIA Was Running Simulation of a Plane Crashing into a Building.

Click. CHILD  ADVOCATE  AND  AUTHOR  MIKE  ECHOLS DIES  IN  THE  MONTEREY  COUNTY,  CA  JAIL.  WAS HE KILLED? by Virginia McCullough

Click. Mike Echols' final days were spent alone in a jail cell, where he complained to anyone who would listen that "they" were trying to kill him.

Click. THE LORDS OF BAKERSFIELD. Powerful gay men. Vulnerable teen-age boys. Murder. For years, some prominent local men who led secret lives were rumored to be protected. Whispers surrounding another important man's death prompt the question: Is there really a conspiracy? 

Click. Inside the Monster Ken Parnell:  He lived fairly well on the dole at the Berkeley Emeryville borders down there by the San Pablo park where the kids played for years. 

Click. University of California, San Francisco violated patients' rights.  Doctors improperly got consent for study, feds say.

Click.  "We all have `History' in our family backgrounds, most of it unremarkable. However, sometimes there is something extraordinary to recount such as the wartime story of the secret life of my Belgian aunt Marthe Janssen-Leyder and others like her who worked for the Belgian Resistance and the Allies."

Click. Templar origins.

Click. The Judi Bari Bombshell.  Click. Oakland's Secret Police.

Click. Pravda: FRIGHTENING FRAUD CONTINUES? ORGANIZERS OF 9/11 TRAGEDY NAMED.

Click. Statement by former FBI Special Agent John C. Ryan on routine fraud by FBI agents in handling supposed informants.

Click. In 2000, Pentagon simulated air attack.

Click. Mohamed Al-Fayed, owner of London's world famous Harrod's, is under investigation by Intelligence services and security police in France and Portugal for his part in the illegal procurement of weapons-grade Uranium-235 which was sold to Iran in August 2001.

Click. OSWALD Le
WINTER ADDRESSES PORTUGAL'S PARLIAMENT ON THE "OCTOBER SURPRISE".

Click. The indictment of Robert P. Hanssen. Click. FBI affidavit in support of the arrest of Robert P. Hanssen on espionage charges.

Click. Report on the improper handling of classified information by John M. Deutch.



 Click. THE  LORDS  OF  MARIJUANA
AND  THE  KIDNAPPING  OF  POLLY  KLAAS

by Virginia McCullough


 

Click. Bin Laden's Bay Area recruiter.

Click. When Osama was Tim Osman!

Click. NEWSMAKINGNEWS FEATURED Websites Allow Mice to Roar. The click of a mouse can locate a plethora of Websites challenging the accepted explanations for current and historical events. Why is Big Brother so interested? by Kelly O'Meara

Click. THE SEXUAL COMPROMISE AT THE CAPITAL DATA DUMP.

Click. THE PILLAGE AND PLUNDER OF THE EMERY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. - THE OFFICIAL EMERY REPORT - MILLIONS MISSING AND THIEVES SKATE AWAY HAPPY AND RICH!

Click. WHERE  IS  EMERYVILLE,  CALIFORNIA? WHY  SHOULD  WE  CARE? by Virginia McCullough

Click. MAE BRUSSELL'S PICTURE
OF THE PENTAGON -
THE SPIDER AND THE ODESSA

Click. HOW DAVID ASIMOV, THE BIGGEST CHILD PORN PROCESSOR IN CALIFORNIA SKATED AWAY FROM FEDERAL PRISON WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM HIS FRIENDS by Kathryn Dixon © 2000


Click. THE NEW ULTIMATE
 HARVARD DATA DUMP

CORRUPTION - MARIN COUNTY AND SONOMA COUNTY Click.  Police shoot 'em up data dump Click.
Click. THE REPORT ON THE MARIN COUNTY COURT CITES THE NEED FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION OF ALLEGATIONS OF BIAS AND INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR BY JUDICIAL OFFICERS.
For free Adobe, Click. To read it in adobe go to: http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/reference/documents/ncscoprev-marin.pds
Click. THE MARIN COUNTY COURT CORRUPTION DEEP DATA DUMP!
Click. JUSTICE DENIED by Jill Kramer

Click. THE DICK CHENEY DEEP DATA DUMP!

THE TED (EX? FBI AGENT?) GUNDERSON DATA DUMP! Click.

IS SATANIC ABUSE OF KIDS REAL? by Diana Napolis aka Karen Jones. Click. 

Click. A Kitten Band playing happy music on a beach.  What could be more lovely? Click.  Viking cats.

Click. Alameda County Mafia - On the Dock   Click. West Nile Fever   Click. Children in Peril!        

Click. THE LINDA MINOR ARCHIVES
by Linda Minor © 2002 (All rights reserved.)

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