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HOW THE MARIN COUNTY FAMILY COURT SYSTEM CHEAPCREEPED ONE WOMAN AND TRIED TO GAG HER INTERNET SITE!  Click.

Click. From Solano County: Police were searching yesterday for two men suspected of kidnapping two boys, one of whom was shot about 10 p.m. Wednesday near a landfill along state Highway 12.

Click.  Robert Maxwell's son Kevin and a leading merchant bank are heavily criticized in the report into the collapse of the late tycoon's business empire. 
Click for more about Robert Maxwell.

Click. Organized Crime, the CIA and the Savings and Loan Scandal.  Are these same guys going to bring in the financial collapse of the Energy companies by using their old "de-regulation" and bail-outs techniques? 

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. WHITEWASHING CIA MIND CONTROL ATROCITIES. 

Click. JUDGE D. LOWELL JENSEN REMOVES HIMSELF FROM THE MACIAS DEATH CASE UNDER PRESSURE FROM A SECRET LETTER ACCUSING HIM OF BIAS.  
by Kathryn Dixon © 2001

TOP NEWS, KENN THOMAS, McCULLOUGH - HEAR THEM ROAR!
 MKULTRA - THE DISPUTES, THE PERSONALITIES, THE MYTHS AND THE REALITIES! Click.

FOCUS ON RICHARD BARTHOLOMEW:
Possible Discovery of an Automobile Used in the JFK Conspiracy is a book-length manuscript written by Texas researcher Richard Bartholomew. The author has provided a special Foreword for this publication. Due to its length, the main body of the work has been divided into four roughly equal sections, linked sequentially, but also accessible individually by clicking on 1, 2, 3, and 4. Additionally, we have two updates from Mr. Bartholomew, written at intervals of several years: a 1994 Update, and a 1996 Update. Note: A link to a diagram of an important element of this article will be found within Part 3. Click. Another Rambler Witness Kansas researcher Chris Courtwright has unearthed an FBI document that offers additional corroboration to compelling evidence of how Lee Oswald really left Dealey Plaza. Source: http://spot.acorn.net/jfkplace/09/fp.back_issues/17th_Issue/fp.html

Click. People worry about a lot of things during economic hard times. Should we fear eugenics being used once again by people who want to blame our country's problems on "bad genes"?

Click.  NEW GET-OUT-OF-JAIL-FREE TICKET FOR LAWYERS AND STATE BAR DRUGGIES!  As point man on prison and drug-treatment issues for one of California's most powerful politicians, he has crafted legislation to help lawyers who suffer from drug or alcohol addiction get treatment instead of jail time. And Michael K. Brady is well-equipped for the job. He's a former lawyer, drunk, drug addict and state prison inmate still on parole.

Click.  Net levels playing field for one-man business.

Click.  Routine staging of mock outbreaks of foot and mouth disease means the U.S. remains ever vigilant.

Click.  It's new human communication.  Most young people have never written a formal letter, highlighting the phenomenal growth in emails.

Click. CAN HALLUCINOGENS HELP THE MENTALLY ILL? Groups of researchers around the world, some with U.S. federal funding, are studying whether LSD, peyote and other hallucinogens may help the mentally ill. Other doctors object to the research.

Click. New Movie Tycoon Philip Anschutz Wants to Make Celluloid Obsolete.

Click. Judge gives impetus to Bank of New York stockholder case against board of directors.

Click. JOHN PHILIP NICHOLS 
1924 - 2001 - THE OBITUARY.
by Virginia McCullough, BayCities Observer.

Click. Judge Patrick Murphy. Hearings by three masters have concluded in the case of a controversial judge who has been drawing a salary, but isn't working. And questions linger as to his role in the disappearance of nearly $2 million. 

For the past 25 years, "Ag Days" in Sonoma and Marin counties have provided city kids with the chance to pet baby pigs and cuddle calves. But because of worry over foot-and-mouth disease, ranchers are keeping their livestock home today.
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Click. British Foot-Mouth Virus Apes U.S. Simulation. U.S., Mexico and Canada tested their ability to respond to a similar epidemic 3 month before disease breakout in the UK. Coincidence?

Click. Medicines Could Carry Human Mad Cow Disease. More than 800 medicines, some of which are on sale in the UK, could carry a risk of vCJD.

Mass slaughter denounced as solution. The British Government's policy of mass slaughter of animals to contain the foot-and-mouth epidemic is scientifically mistaken, helping to spread the disease, is agriculturally and economically suicidal and may be illegal under European law, documents suggest. Click.

Pulling the plug on California: The Bushistas' summer shutdown by Larry Chin. Click.

Click. LETTER TO THE EDITOR FROM REV. LYNNETTE SHAW, of the Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana and Cannabis Buyers' Club Marin. 
Will Paula Kamena succeed in crushing and silencing the voice of Rev. Lynnette Shaw? 

Click. Richard Haass, darling of the oil industry and Colin Powell's man in charge of making nice.

LETTER FROM MARIN COUNTY'S POLITICAL PRISONER, CAROL MARDEUSZ. Click.

Click. Web site helps to find free or low-cost health care. 

KAMENA RECALL IS A HOT BUTTON ISSUE. Click.

Click.  A message from Gary Webb. WHY THE LAWSUIT TO SILENCE AL GIORDANO?

Click. Martin Cannon's letter to Kurt Billings. "MKULTRA was a very real project, and deserves serious study. (I doubt that you have even bothered to read the relevant documents in D.C.) Unfortunately, this field of inquiry has been completely decimated by religiously-motivated crackpots who believe everything they hear from weepy "ritual abuse" victims, and who buy into every nonsensical conspiracy theory they happen to read about."

Click. The Sinking Sun of Japan's Economy and Commodore Perry's Old Fight With Japan. by Linda Minor © 2001

Click. FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE. A BIOLOGICAL ATTACK?

Click. The Plot Thickens In Eastern Europe FAR WORSE THAN ANYTHING THE HAZELNUT RODHAM BROTHERS MIGHT HAVE TRIED!  

Click. THE WEB'S DARK SECRET. 

Click. Fascism and America Today by Aldo Vidali 

Click. CIA Experiments with Mind Control on Children by Jon Rappoport. 

Click. THE CAROL MARDEUSZ STORY CONTINUES. Is Clark Kent Really Superman? Is K. Erin Brockovich Really Erin Brockovich?
By Virginia McCullough

Click. FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE. A BIOLOGICAL ATTACK?

Click. The Plot Thickens In Eastern Europe FAR WORSE THAN ANYTHING THE HAZELNUT RODHAM BROTHERS MIGHT HAVE TRIED!  

Click. THE WEB'S DARK SECRET. 

Click. Fascism and America Today by Aldo Vidali 

Click. CIA Experiments with Mind Control on Children by Jon Rappoport. 

Click. THE CAROL MARDEUSZ STORY CONTINUES. Is Clark Kent Really Superman? Is K. Erin Brockovich Really Erin Brockovich?
By Virginia McCullough

Click. THE BUSH-KIM-MOON TRIANGLE OF MONEY 
by Robert Parry 

Click. Seeking to forge a new alliance with African American churches, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon barnstormed through Oakland last night on the latest stop of a 50-day, 50-state tour.

Click.  Kristina Tapia's parents are stuck with a $40,000 legal bill because the teenager did what school officials nationwide are urging students to do: report any threat of school violence.

Click. I said this after Columbine and no one listened so I'll say it again, after this week's shooting in Santee, California: white people live in an utter state of self-delusion.

Click. MAE BRUSSELL RETURNS. World Watchers International Tape No. 687, February 4, 1985 by Mae Brussell © 1985 EDWIN MEESE III, EDGAR EUGENE BRADLEY, THE MOB

Click. DUBOCS (DEAD DROPS) OF THE DAY. (3/10/01)

Click. Kamena has opponent in recall election.

Click. "That's just how the President speaks."

Click. A  PROSE  TO  MY  FRIENDS. LETTER  FROM  THE  MARIN  COUNTY JAIL by Carol Mardeusz The mother whose case is at the center of the effort to recall Marin D.A. Paula Kamena, speaks out. 

  Click. SMOKE AND MIRRORS IN THE MARIN COUNTY RECALL OF DISTRICT ATTORNEY PAULA KAMENA  By Virginia McCullough, the BayCities Observer Click.

 Click. KAMENA RECALL SUPPORTERS GATHER NEAR CIVIC CENTER by Richard Halstead, Marin Independent Journal. 

Click. The Case Against Marin District Attorney Paula Kamena.

Click. NOTES FROM THE WATERFRONT....IT'S ALL SMOKE AND MIRRORS. Why voters have to struggle to save Napa County's Agricultural Preserve and watershed.

Click. MYSTERIOUS INVENTION DUBBED "IT" IS A HYDROGEN POWERED SCOOTER.

Click. A new treatment for depression using a pacemaker for the brain. 

PROJECT MONARCH: THE TANGLED WEB by Martin Cannon Click.

Click. TO THE VICTOR BELONGS THE SPOILS! POPPY BUSH AND MR. BAKER ARE TRAVELING THE WORLD AS DIGNITARIES USING THEIR CONTACTS TO REPRESENT CARLYLE GROUP. THE GOP MONEY- MAKING MACHINE GOES GLOBAL. 

Click. WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON IN MARIN COUNTY FAMILY COURT? LETTING CHILDREN SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES by Alanna Krause.

Click. Bush's War Against California: First Cut The Power, Then Cut Funding by Larry Chin.

Click. Fritz Springmeier arrested.  His papers seized.

Click. The Biofem mystery: one year later. Upcoming trial should offer answers to Irvine's most notorious crime.

Click. The Hanssen-Ames Connection Uncovered?

SPECIAL REPORT
Dayton's code breakers The breaking of Germany's World War II 'Enigma' code is widely known today. But there's an untold story: How NCR engineers in Dayton, led by Oakwood resident Joe Desch, worked in secret to develop the machines that helped break the code.
  PART 1: Daughter uncovers father's secret past
  PART 2: Complex man for a complex mission
  PART 3: Intense scrutiny, feelings of guilt were heavy burdens
  PART 4: Daughter's quest raises more questions
  PART 5: The enemy codes crack, but not Joe Desch's folks
  PART 6: WAVES roll in to work on top-secret project
  PART 7: A hit, a miss, then a parade of successes

Click. THOMAS JEFFERSON WORRIED THAT ONE DAY THE SUPREME COURT WOULD BECOME DANGEROUS.  YOU WERE RIGHT, MR. PRESIDENT.

Click. SMOKE AND MIRRORS IN THE MARIN COUNTY RECALL OF DISTRICT ATTORNEY PAULA KAMENA  By Virginia McCullough, the BayCities Observer

Click. KAMENA RECALL SUPPORTERS GATHER NEAR CIVIC CENTER by Richard Halstead, Marin Independent Journal.

Click. SADDAM MEETS THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.

Click. GIULIANI ON ART. HITLER ON ART. 

Click. LOS ANGELES COUNTY JUDGES ENJOY A SIX FIGURE SLUSH FUND. 

Click. DUBOCS (DEAD DROPS) OF THE DAY. The Foot, Georgetown, the Russian Mission at the UN in New York.

HENRY KISSINGER: Obstinate Memory and Pursuit of the Present by Norman Solomon. Click. 

When Osama bin Laden hid coded messages for his global operatives on porn Web sites, he was merely practicing the ancient art of "covered writing". Click.

The crimes of lemon drop drugs and paper guns: Zero-tolerance laws regarding school kids get even more bizarre. Click.

Click. FBI SPY HANSSEN AND FBI DIRECTOR LOUIS FREEH ARE OPUS DEI MEMBERS.  WHO'S WORKING FOR WHOSE SECRET CELL WITHIN AMERICAN GOVERNMENT? by NewsMakingNews 

Click. Blast to the future: IraqGate.

Click. Tracking all behavior past and future.  It's here and people don't know it.

Click. Gulf War II by Larry Chin

Click. HAPPY VALENTINE. 

Click. GOOD-BYE  XIANA. 
HANG YOUR HEAD IN SHAME, AMERICA, YOU WILL NOT PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN!  
by Virginia McCullough, BayCities Observer.

Click. THE TRUTH ABOUT MANY ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS.

Click. Crime Does Pay: Katherine Harris Elected to The Council on Foreign Relations 
by Larry Chin 

Click. The Case Against Marin District Attorney Paula Kamena.

Click. THE POLITICAL CONVENIENCE OF MAD COW DISEASE.

Click. RICHARD HELMS - A DOUBLE IDENTITY? by George LoBuono

NONE DARE CALL IT TREASON! Click.

Click. EXPOSED AT LAST. THE REAL GEMSTONE FILE by Martin Cannon.

Click. WHO WAS CHARLIE MANSON?  by Mae Brussell

Bush's War Against California: First Cut The Power, Then Cut Funding by Larry Chin © 3/2/01

The U.S. Census Bureau yesterday recommended that California's census data will not be adjusted with new figures for the year 2000. This move, which is expected to be heartily embraced by the Bush administration and Commerce Secretary Don Evans, will cost California hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding for social programs, education and transportation.

The political impact is equally staggering: it will tip redistricting in the overwhelmingly Democratic state to favor the Republicans in future elections.
  
Take that, California.

Already staggering from an "energy crisis" that has been manufactured and manipulated by a consortium of Bush-affiliated Texas power companies, the state that rejected Bush at the polls faces a new round of Republican beatings designed to strip California Democrats of their political power, and maximize the suffering of the staunchest Democratic citizens---the
minorities, the urban and the poor. 

Squash California. Destroy Democrats.

Census figures are crucial in allocating federal funding. A higher population figure merits a higher level of federal funding. Accurate data is key in determining the political landscape based on population trends. State and local electoral districting can be the make-or-break factor in elections.

Just as a "full, fair and accurate" vote count in the presidential election was thwarted at every turn using the most transparently criminal means, an accurate population count in California is being blocked by the GOP for the similarly spurious reasons. 
 
In a statement worthy of Katherine Harris, the Census Bureau said that (despite the possibility that adjusted population figures would be more accurate) it will be unable to make a conclusive finding on the merits of an adjusted (and by many studies, a considerably larger) California population count by its federal reporting deadline of April 1, 2001.

Pleas from congressional Democrats to extend the deadline for an accurate count have been met with wicked silence. Nothing could bring Bush and the GOP more pleasure than the chance to gut a Democratic stronghold, and seize future elections.

The disenfranchisement continues

In yet another parallel to November, Bush and the GOP racists will garner political gain at the expense of minorities.
 
If accepted by Bush, the Census bureau's move will mean that hundreds of thousands of Californians will not be counted when the federal government allocates $200 billion in annual funds for states and cities. California's large ethnic population, which some experts put at 50%, will suffer the most from projected cuts in social programs. Urban and inner city populations will
be hit the hardest.

Towards eventual surrender

The Bush administration's war against California is proceeding according to plan.

A bogus power crisis has left the state at the mercy of greedy Texas power companies intent on gutting environmental laws, drilling offshore, and opening new power plants under the guise of "deregulation". California's once thriving economy has been derailed and its future business prospects have dimmed. Democratic opponents have been chopped off at the knees.

Now, with the stroke of a pen, come cuts in social programs and Republican political power over future elections.
 
Civil rights leaders are crying foul. California Democrats are calling on Bush to muster up some "compassion".
 
Fat lot of good it will do. Californians are prisoners of war. No mercy forthcoming



FRITZ SPRINGMEIER ARRESTED.  
Drugs, hate literature seized in couple's home.
The Associated Press 3/2/01 9:17 PM

CORBETT, Ore. (AP) -- A Clackamas County couple was arrested on drug-related charges as part of a continuing investigation into the activities of a white separatist group.

Fritz A. Springmeier, 45, also known as Victor E. Schoff, and his wife, Patricia Springmeier, 46, were charged Thursday with first-degree manufacture and distribution of a controlled substance and conspiracy to manufacture and distribute controlled substances.

They were held in the Clackamas County Jail on $10,500 bail each.

The FBI, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Clackamas County Sheriff's deputies searched the couple's home Thursday and seized marijuana-growing equipment, several weapons and white sepratist literature, said Angela Blanchard, a sheriff's department spokeswoman.

Fritz Springmeier writes books on the beliefs of the Christian Patriot Association, an ultra-right-wing group based in Boring, Blanchard said.

Police believe the Springmeiers are linked to at least one person arrested last month in Sandy.

Three people were arrested Feb. 9 at a rural Sandy home, where police seized military-style weapons and 50 marijuana plants. Police also found small amounts of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil and literature affiliated with the Army of God, a white supremacist group connected to the 1997 bombings of an abortion clinic and a gay nightclub in Atlanta.

Forest E. Bateman Junior, 29, is still being held at the Justice Center Jail in Portland on outstanding warrants for previous charges of assault and illegal possession of an AK-47 assault rifle. Two others, Anthony D. Huntington, 28, and Jennifer J. Williams, 27, were released.

Blanchard said investigators believe the Springmeiers helped Bateman grow and distribute marijuana. Bateman and Fritz Springmeier met at a Christian Patriot Association meeting several years ago, she said.

NEWSMAKINGNEWS ASKS WHY IS SPRINGMEIER UNDER ATTACK? WHY WERE HIS PAPERS TAKEN? 


READ: BLOODLINES OF THE ILLUMINATI by Fritz Springmeier
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The Biofem mystery: one year later. Upcoming trial should offer answers to Irvine's most notorious crime by Tanya Rose © Irvine World News March 1, 2001

It is perhaps the most notorious crime in Irvine history. It involved a mob-like attempt on a top executive's life, a high-profile suicide, buried military-grade explosives and automatic weapons, germ warfare research and ties to international intelligence programs.

And the fact that much of the story happened in a tranquil Woodbridge neighborhood made it all the more bizarre. The Biofem story propelled Irvine into national headlines. And it happened one year ago this week.

On Feb. 28, 2000, someone approached Biofem CEO James Patrick Riley just after he had parked his car in front of the Spectrum Bank near the Biofem offices, and shot him in the face. Riley fell to the ground, and the gunman, described as a slightly built male or female clad in black, ran through a courtyard, arms flailing. Witnesses saw the shooter jump into a waiting van, which drove away.

The shooter is still eluding police. Sgt. Tom Little of the Irvine Police Department said this week that although authorities are still pursuing active leads, "it's not anything we can talk about."

Police, however, arrested the alleged getaway driver a mere 12 hours after the attack. His was the first arrest made, and so far, remains the last. They found Altadena businessman Dino D'Saachs, 56, based on a license plate number witnesses said they saw on the getaway van.

Police discovered the van awaiting a paint job at a Los Angeles auto shop; inside the van and in the D'Saachs home and businesses, police found evidence, including a manual titled "Silencers from the Home Workshop," and photos of the parking area with Riley's parking space marked with an X.

One investigator testified at an early hearing that a friend of D'Saachs had seen the photos about three months before the shooting, which indicates the photos had not been placed on D'Saachs' property shortly before or even after the shooting ­ this, prosecutors say, is in line with their theory that the attack had been planned over the course of months.

Now, a year later, D'Saachs' trial on charges of conspiracy to commit murder is scheduled to start on March 19 at the central courthouse in Santa Ana. D'Saachs, a tax consultant and father of four daughters, has maintained his innocence from the beginning. Through his lawyer, Henry Salcido, D'Saachs said he was in the area that day, but had nothing to do with the shooting.

Shortly after the attack, it came out that D'Saachs was a longtime friend of Riley's business partner, Dr. Larry C. Ford, a scientist.

Three days after the shooting, for reasons still unclear, Ford committed suicide in an upstairs bedroom of his family's home. Though police had interviewed him after the attack on Riley, neighbors said the gentle-hearted father of three was no murderer. They were puzzled about why the devout Mormon would have killed himself.

The days following the suicide were a whirlwind.

As the particulars began to develop about Ford's possible links to military and international weapons programs, FBI and county hazardous material teams decided to sweep the Ford grounds at 19 Foxboro. Approximately 42 homes and about 250 residents within a 300-foot radius of the Ford home were evacuated and sent to an Irvine hotel so that authorities could recover toxins and weapons they believed to be buried around the house.

The area resembled a ghost town, but for the haz-mat vehicles and makeshift tents lining the streets. Driveways were eerily empty, and each house had to be checked, and then labeled with a red "cleared" sign. The excavation took three full days and about $200,000 to complete.

The week before, police had received a tip that hazardous materials were inside a car that had been impounded at city hall in connection with the case. Hazardous materials experts were summoned and robots were deployed. They found nothing. The situation at the Ford home, however, proved more dangerous.

Six suspicious plastic canisters were unearthed on the right side of the house, underneath a three-foot by three-foot concrete slab that had been poured years ago. X-rays of the six plastic tubes, which were about 5 1/2 feet long and 10 inches in diameter, showed the presence of weapons. There were military-grade C-4 blasting caps, along with assault rifles and thousands of rounds of ammunition. Inside the home, they found 21 boxes of belted ammunition usually used in machine guns, in addition to pistols, shotguns and hunting rifles.

Authorities also found 20 to 30 jars containing germs known to cause salmonella and cholera inside the home. Just what Ford had been doing with the materials is still unclear.

As other particulars continued to develop about the scientist's possible links to past military and South African biological weapons programs, FBI and county hazardous material teams continued to dig for what they believed were hazardous materials buried under or around the home. They never found any.

Though police referred to Ford as a "suspect" at first, they began to refer to him as the "mastermind" behind the attempt on his partner's life. According to search warrant affidavits released a month after the shooting, authorities believe Ford's involvement was predicated on "financial gains related to the business activities of Biofem," which is a pharmaceutical company, where researchers were working on a female contraceptive device designed to prevent contraction of the AIDS virus.

Authorities questioned Riley about the value of Biofem after the attack. Riley, according to the affidavits, told police he estimated the value of his half of the company to be about $2 million. He said he and Ford were in the process of starting up a new medical business based on a breakthrough in their research, and that the value of the new business would "far exceed" the value of Biofem. Riley also told police Ford called him at the hospital soon after D'Saachs had been arrested in connection with the shooting.

Riley told Ford police had phone records showing Ford had talked with D'Saachs the morning of the attack. Ford admitted the calls took place, but insisted they talked only about medication for D'Saachs, and assured Riley he knew nothing of a murder plot.

Deputy Prosecutor Ebrahim Baytieh, on the case from day one, said this week that the meat of the prosecution's theory has not changed. During D'Saachs' trial, he said he and Prosecutor Doug Woodsmall will elaborate on the theory.

And a year later, city and police officials are still calling the evacuation the most complex operation in Irvine history. Approximately 300 city, county and federal officials logged between 10,000 and 15,000 hours over the course of four days.

Six or so government agencies, including the county bomb squad, were mobilized. In a matter of hours, residents were whisked away, a perimeter was established and the neighborhood sealed off, and the digging for possibly hazardous materials began. It was also a lengthy endeavor ­ uncharacteristic for police operations, which normally span over hours rather than days and weeks.

Though lauded for the smooth operation, the department has made some changes to its protocol.

Commander Vic Thies now teaches a class for other officers in other agencies about how to respond to "weapons of mass destruction" incidents.

"This could happen anywhere," said Thies. "People think weapons of mass destruction or bio agents are only found in high-rise office buildings in New York City or Tokyo subway systems. People don't think it can happen in their backyard, but it can, as we've seen, and it will."

Thies did have one suggestion about something that could have been handled differently.

"We saw an attitude of complacency by first responders when we were dealing with that car in the lot," said Thies, referring to the first time Haz-Mat teams were called out with robots.

"We changed that around real quick. People thought this would be a false alarm. I call it a 'fatalistic attitude of complacency.' It's just like the situation with an officer handling a silent burglary alarm. One out of 1,000 is true, where suspects are actually inside. And if you let your guard down that one time, that one will be the real one. We have to treat all potential scares as real, until they're proven otherwise."

As for the ongoing Biofem saga, there are still many questions. The image of Ford as a loving husband, as a caring father and humanist remains strong as authorities continue to dissect the events of last February and March.

One Foxboro resident, who asked that her name not be used, said the incident ­ especially the three-day evacuation ­ still comes up in discussions among neighbors.

"Oh yeah, we definitely remember it," she said. "I'd characterize the whole thing as distressing, but not necessarily traumatic. It goes to show ­ you never know what people have, or what people do."

Most neighbors are still not talking about the incident that shocked them last March. The Ford home, by all accounts, has not been placed on the real estate market. Police believe Diane Ford, Dr. Ford's wife, is still living there.

Lt. Sam Allevato said last March that after days and days of investigation and uncovering mounds of information, authorities still had uncovered only the "tip of the iceberg."

Prosecutors say the rest of the story will come out during the D'Saachs trial, which will begin in 19 days.


The Hanssen-Ames Connection Uncovered
DEBKA-Net-Weekly © February, 2001


The American FBI veteran Robert Philip Hanssen, 56, charged Tuesday, Feb. 20 with spying for Moscow, and the convicted CIA super-mole Aldrich Ames have a great deal in common that the FBI director Louis Freeh did not reveal. As DEBKA-Net-Weekly’s intelligence sources disclose here for the first time, both were recruited to the KGB’s First Chief Directorate (foreign) by the same pair of legendary British super-spies, Kim Philby, who defected to Moscow in 1961, and George Blake who lives in Moscow to this day. Ames, convicted in 1994 to a life sentence without parole, was a senior counterintelligence officer in the CIA; Hanssen filled a similar function in the FBI. Both climbed high in their services, got away with betraying secrets and double spies for decades before they were caught; their careers similarly straddled the crossover period between the KGB and the post-Soviet SVR; and both caused devastating damage.

A key date in the FBI director’s disquisition on Tuesday was 1985, when Hanssen was said to have been recruited to the KGB. That was also the date cited for Ames’s recruitment in his CIA indictment. Freeh touched on the link cursorily: he said Hanssen came under surveillance after Ames’s discovery as a result of the effort to identify additional penetrations. This comes nowhere near to doing justice to the relationship as it was, but it does indicate the long duration of the Hanssen investigation.

DEBKA-Net-Weekly’s sources maintain in this world exclusive that it was carried on parallel to the inquiry against Ames. Hence the great wealth of detail on Hanssen’s career as far back as the eighties, as presented to the court in Alexandria, Virginia, on Tuesday. Moreover, there is no way he could have kept his identity dark from the Russians; they knew exactly whom they were running behind the codename of “Ramon” and were also aware of the inquiry. What no one knows now is if he will he emulate his boss Ames and stay mum about the secrets of his double life, and in particular, the system of penetrations of which he was a part. For Ames was indeed the top dog of a whole army of moles, who still burrow unidentified under Western intelligence. He attained this pinnacle of power as head of the covert “Cooperative CIA/FBI Program”, America’s key counterintelligence tool in the eighties for recruiting double agents. As Ames himself put it in 1994 after he was caught: “We were putting together a basic program of establishing the Soviets’ modus operandi… that later built into quite a large program.”

As a senior CIA officer, he handled the agency’s spies, double spies and moles in foreign services in the West and East Europe. They believed they served Washington, while being exploited for the KGB and for Ames’s second master, the Chinese MSS. Hanssen kept watch for the FBI on Russian government embassies and missions in Washington and at UN Headquarters in New York; he performed his assignments on behalf of that cooperative program as Ames’s clandestine operational arm inside the FBI. As such, he betrayed Soviet embassy staff who spied for the US. Two were later executed in Moscow. Hanssen was therefore one of Ames’s super-moles and his vital channel into the US defense establishment. When the American probe began closing in on Hanssen, Moscow threw out veiled messages to Washington.

The US businessman Edmund Pope, convicted as an American spy in April 2000, was pardoned by President Putin in December 2000. That same month, Sergei Lebedev, head of Russia’s foreign intelligence SVR remarked out of the blue that the notorious British Cold War spy George Blake was still working “for the good of Russia”. Blake, a member of British counterintelligence from 1941 to 1961, was sentenced to 42 years for spying for Russia. He broke out of prison and escaped to Moscow in 1966. Dredging up the name of this 77-year old relic of the Cambridge Ring certainly revived old, uneasy Cold War memories in Washington.

The Russians were warning the Americans indirectly: Hands off Hanssen; Ames is still holding his tongue and so will Hanssen. If you expose him, we have Blake to take the lid of a Pandora’ s Box that will hurt you and rekindle the old intelligence war. Moscow was spurred into action shortly after the US presidential election in November - for good reason. In September 1997, ex-president Bill Clinton called off the hunt for Ames’s moles, instructing CIA director George Tenet to draw a line against the past and the damage Ames had wrought US intelligence.

But then, George W. Bush, while still president-elect, was asked to decide whether to let the Hanssen inquiry take its full course. He called together a group made up of his father – not only a former president but also a former CIA director - Vice President Dick Cheney, national security adviser Condaleezza Rice, Attorney General John Ashcroft, FBI director Louis Freeh, CIA director George Tenet and James Baker. They decided to bring the Hanssen case to its conclusion, on the assumption that he was the tip of an iceberg and his arrest might loosen Ames’s tongue, making it possible to flush out at last the moles still thriving in the system. Hanssen’s arrest and trial and their publication were meticulously prepared, with the focus on cautious presentation of the Hanssen-Ames-Moscow link. For President George W. Bush, it is important to uncover the links above and below the two men in the hidden chain of double agents and moles that still infests America’s defense system, and finally bring light to the murky events that lent the Reagan-Bush presidential era the epithet of Decade of the Spy.


THOMAS JEFFERSON WORRIED THAT ONE DAY THE SUPREME COURT WOULD BECOME DANGEROUS.  YOU WERE RIGHT, MR. PRESIDENT.

Let's limit tenure of Supreme Court justices
by Marianne Means © 2/28/01 Miami Herald.

Having created a president by distorting its own previous judicial reasoning, the Supreme Court is heady with power.

The justices' latest outrage was to deny the right of the federal government to enforce the Americans with Disabilities Act by immunizing states from discrimination suits brought under the law. Congress, the court said, did not have the authority to intervene in the employment contracts of the sovereign states except in rare, strictly defined circumstances.

The high bench blithely dismissed a long record of mistreatment of the disabled by state and local government agencies as behavior well within ``rational'' budget-making priorities. The court held that the act interfered with an employer's freedom to force workers to use ``existing facilities.'' In other words, it's a costly nuisance to build wheelchair ramps or widen toilet doors.

Obviously, this decision was more about penny-pinching than helping the disabled stay in the job mainstream. It also continued the court's recent campaign to reduce congressional power over the rights of states.

In ruling for George W. Bush, the conservative majority of the court found that the GOP-controlled Florida Legislature outranked the Democratic-dominated Florida Supreme Court. But now that the court's preferred candidate is safely in the White House, the 5-4 majority has returned to its theme of upholding the superiority of state courts.

More than 100 years ago, Lord Acton astutely observed that while power tends to corrupt, ``absolute power corrupts absolutely.'' That's what's wrong with the Supreme Court today.

Its credibility has been strained by its presidential ruling. But instead of exercising the judicial restraint that conservatives always profess to admire, the Supreme Court majority has become unabashedly arrogant.

There are several theories on why this has happened:

That the conservatives are convinced their numbers soon will be reinforced by Bush appointees of a similar ideological ilk, after which they will have virtually unfettered freedom to defy Congress and any other rival institution. 


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HOW THE MARIN COUNTY FAMILY COURT SYSTEM CHEAPCREEPED ONE WOMAN AND TRIED TO GAG HER INTERNET SITE!  Click.

 

 

Click. From Solano County: Police were searching yesterday for two men suspected of kidnapping two boys, one of whom was shot about 10 p.m. Wednesday near a landfill along state Highway 12.

Click.  Robert Maxwell's son Kevin and a leading merchant bank are heavily criticized in the report into the collapse of the late tycoon's business empire. 
Click for more about Robert Maxwell.

Click. Organized Crime, the CIA and the Savings and Loan Scandal.  Are these same guys going to bring in the financial collapse of the Energy companies by using their old "de-regulation" and bail-outs techniques? 

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. WHITEWASHING CIA MIND CONTROL ATROCITIES. 

Click. JUDGE D. LOWELL JENSEN REMOVES HIMSELF FROM THE MACIAS DEATH CASE UNDER PRESSURE FROM A SECRET LETTER ACCUSING HIM OF BIAS.  
by Kathryn Dixon © 2001

TOP NEWS, KENN THOMAS, McCULLOUGH - HEAR THEM ROAR!
 MKULTRA - THE DISPUTES, THE PERSONALITIES, THE MYTHS AND THE REALITIES! Click.

FOCUS ON RICHARD BARTHOLOMEW:
Possible Discovery of an Automobile Used in the JFK Conspiracy is a book-length manuscript written by Texas researcher Richard Bartholomew. The author has provided a special Foreword for this publication. Due to its length, the main body of the work has been divided into four roughly equal sections, linked sequentially, but also accessible individually by clicking on 1, 2, 3, and 4. Additionally, we have two updates from Mr. Bartholomew, written at intervals of several years: a 1994 Update, and a 1996 Update. Note: A link to a diagram of an important element of this article will be found within Part 3. Click. Another Rambler Witness Kansas researcher Chris Courtwright has unearthed an FBI document that offers additional corroboration to compelling evidence of how Lee Oswald really left Dealey Plaza. Source: http://spot.acorn.net/jfkplace/09/fp.back_issues/17th_Issue/fp.html

Click. People worry about a lot of things during economic hard times. Should we fear eugenics being used once again by people who want to blame our country's problems on "bad genes"?

Click.  NEW GET-OUT-OF-JAIL-FREE TICKET FOR LAWYERS AND STATE BAR DRUGGIES!  As point man on prison and drug-treatment issues for one of California's most powerful politicians, he has crafted legislation to help lawyers who suffer from drug or alcohol addiction get treatment instead of jail time. And Michael K. Brady is well-equipped for the job. He's a former lawyer, drunk, drug addict and state prison inmate still on parole.

Click.  Net levels playing field for one-man business.

Click.  Routine staging of mock outbreaks of foot and mouth disease means the U.S. remains ever vigilant.

Click.  It's new human communication.  Most young people have never written a formal letter, highlighting the phenomenal growth in emails.

Click. CAN HALLUCINOGENS HELP THE MENTALLY ILL? Groups of researchers around the world, some with U.S. federal funding, are studying whether LSD, peyote and other hallucinogens may help the mentally ill. Other doctors object to the research.

Click. New Movie Tycoon Philip Anschutz Wants to Make Celluloid Obsolete.

Click. Judge gives impetus to Bank of New York stockholder case against board of directors.

Click. JOHN PHILIP NICHOLS 
1924 - 2001 - THE OBITUARY.
by Virginia McCullough, BayCities Observer.

Click. Judge Patrick Murphy. Hearings by three masters have concluded in the case of a controversial judge who has been drawing a salary, but isn't working. And questions linger as to his role in the disappearance of nearly $2 million. 

For the past 25 years, "Ag Days" in Sonoma and Marin counties have provided city kids with the chance to pet baby pigs and cuddle calves. But because of worry over foot-and-mouth disease, ranchers are keeping their livestock home today.
Click.

Click. British Foot-Mouth Virus Apes U.S. Simulation. U.S., Mexico and Canada tested their ability to respond to a similar epidemic 3 month before disease breakout in the UK. Coincidence?

Click. Medicines Could Carry Human Mad Cow Disease. More than 800 medicines, some of which are on sale in the UK, could carry a risk of vCJD.

Mass slaughter denounced as solution. The British Government's policy of mass slaughter of animals to contain the foot-and-mouth epidemic is scientifically mistaken, helping to spread the disease, is agriculturally and economically suicidal and may be illegal under European law, documents suggest. Click.

Pulling the plug on California: The Bushistas' summer shutdown by Larry Chin. Click.

Click. LETTER TO THE EDITOR FROM REV. LYNNETTE SHAW, of the Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana and Cannabis Buyers' Club Marin. 
Will Paula Kamena succeed in crushing and silencing the voice of Rev. Lynnette Shaw? 

Click. Richard Haass, darling of the oil industry and Colin Powell's man in charge of making nice.

LETTER FROM MARIN COUNTY'S POLITICAL PRISONER, CAROL MARDEUSZ. Click.

Click. Web site helps to find free or low-cost health care. 

KAMENA RECALL IS A HOT BUTTON ISSUE. Click.

Click.  A message from Gary Webb. WHY THE LAWSUIT TO SILENCE AL GIORDANO?

Click. Martin Cannon's letter to Kurt Billings. "MKULTRA was a very real project, and deserves serious study. (I doubt that you have even bothered to read the relevant documents in D.C.) Unfortunately, this field of inquiry has been completely decimated by religiously-motivated crackpots who believe everything they hear from weepy "ritual abuse" victims, and who buy into every nonsensical conspiracy theory they happen to read about."

Click. The Sinking Sun of Japan's Economy and Commodore Perry's Old Fight With Japan. by Linda Minor © 2001

Click. FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE. A BIOLOGICAL ATTACK?

Click. The Plot Thickens In Eastern Europe FAR WORSE THAN ANYTHING THE HAZELNUT RODHAM BROTHERS MIGHT HAVE TRIED!  

Click. THE WEB'S DARK SECRET. 

Click. Fascism and America Today by Aldo Vidali 

Click. CIA Experiments with Mind Control on Children by Jon Rappoport. 

Click. THE CAROL MARDEUSZ STORY CONTINUES. Is Clark Kent Really Superman? Is K. Erin Brockovich Really Erin Brockovich?
By Virginia McCullough

Click. MAE BRUSSELL RETURNS. World Watchers International Tape No. 687, February 4, 1985 by Mae Brussell © 1985 EDWIN MEESE III, EDGAR EUGENE BRADLEY, THE MOB

Click. SMOKE AND MIRRORS IN THE MARIN COUNTY RECALL OF DISTRICT ATTORNEY PAULA KAMENA  By Virginia McCullough, the BayCities Observer Click.

Click. The Case Against Marin District Attorney Paula Kamena.

Judge gives impetus to Bank of New York stockholder case against board of directors.
http://www.moneylaundering.com/ 3/21/01

A New York federal judge has ordered the chairman of the board of the Bank of New York, Thomas A. Renyi, to turn over his tax returns and personal telephone toll and credit card records to the attorneys for three stockholders who sued him and other members of BONY's board of directors in September 1999. On March 1, 2001, Judge Denny Chin told Renyi he had two weeks to turn over his records. The banker will also give his deposition in the next few weeks.

Previously, Chin denied the motion of the board members' lawyers to dismiss the suit and to delay the case until the bank's "Special Litigation Committee" reviewed it.

Money Laundering Alert says in its April edition that the stockholder derivative suit is "a ticking time bomb" for members of the boards of directors of financial institutions and businesses that encounter money laundering legal problems.

The suit says Renyi and the board members inadequately supervised the officers and operations of the bank on the movement of $7 billion of dubious Russian origin. The alleged dereliction of duty, it says, "brought disgrace to the bank,… exposed (it) to potential fines, judgments and forfeiture(s)… in the tens of billions of dollars" and "caused irreversible harm to the bank's name and reputation." It is the first lawsuit against the board of directors of a publicly traded company based on money laundering control deficiencies and consequential institutional damage. (MLA, Nov. 1999).

In February 2000, Lucy Edwards, BONY's former vice president of the Eastern European Division, and her husband, Peter Berlin, pleaded guilty in the same federal court to money laundering conspiracy linked to their facilitation of the movement of massive sums of Russian money through corporate accounts Berlin had opened at BONY. They are cooperating with the government and have not yet been sentenced.



Seurat's Grande Jatte

"Seurat's Grande Jatte is one of those rare works of art that stand alone; its transcendence is instinctively recognized by everyone. What makes this transcendence so mysterious is that the theme of the work is not some profound emotion or momentous event, but the most banal of workaday scenes: Parisians enjoying an afternoon in a local park. Yet we never seem to fathom its elusive power. Stranger still, when he painted it, Seurat was a mere 25 (with only seven more years to live), a young man with a scientific theory to prove; this is hardly the recipe for success. His theory was optical: the conviction that painting in dots, known as pointillism or divisionism, would produce a brighter color than painting in strokes.

"Seurat spent two years painting this picture, concentrating painstakingly on the landscape of the park before focusing on the people; always their shapes, never their personalities. Individuals did not interest him, only their formal elegance. There is no untidiness in Seurat; all is beautifully balanced. The park was quite a noisy place: a man blows his bugle, children run around, there are dogs. Yet the impression we receive is of silence, of control, of nothing disordered. I think it is this that makes La Grande Jatte so moving to us who live in such a disordered world: Seurat's control. There is an intellectual clarity here that sets him free to paint this small park with an astonishing poetry. Even if the people in the park are pairs or groups, they still seem alone in their concision of form - alone but not lonely. No figure encroaches on another's space: all coexist in peace.

"This is a world both real and unreal - a sacred world. We are often harried by life's pressures and its speed, and many of us think at times: Stop the world, I want to get off! In this painting, Seurat has "stopped the world," and it reveals itself as beautiful, sunlit, and silent - it is Seurat's world, from which we would never want to get off."

-From Sister Wendy's American Masterpieces"

 

THE BAYCITIES OBSERVER
Virginia McCullough

"Have I missed the  mark, or, like a true archer,  do I strike my mark?
Or am I a prophet of lies, a babbler from door to door?"
                                                     
Cassandra, as reported by Agamemnon

© 2000 Virginia McCullough. All Rights Reserved. Use only with written  permission. 
 

"DR." JOHN  PHILIP  NICHOLS
1924 - 2001
By Virginia McCullough

Today, in Southern California, two newspapers, The Press-Enterprise and The Desert Sun (Click.) carried announcements about the death of the former head of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, "Dr." John Philip Nichols.  Nichols suffered a heart attack on Saturday, March 17, 2001 and died at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio, California.  The two newspapers carried the traditional background information respectfully skirting the more sensational details of Nichols' life as a lifelong CIA operative who admittedly wrought death and destruction around the globe.

It is appropriate that when good men die, the deeds that they accomplished during their lifetime should live on after them.  It is also just that when bad men die, their history should live on after them.  It is, after all, only by learning from history that those who survive can hope to never repeat the evil deeds that marked much of Nichols' life.

When this writer remembers the 76-year-old man whose iron hand ruled the Cabazon nation until his death, I will remember his contribution to political assassinations, his alleged involvement in the 1981 torture and execution murder of Cabazon Indian Fred Alvarez and his two friends in the backyard of their home, the 1985 murder-for-hire trial of Nichols that was curtailed in the interests of "National Security", the unaccounted for gaming money  used to buy powerful politicians, and the legacy of CIA control of the Cabazons that still exists today under the iron fist of his son, Mark Nichols. 

The arrogance of John Philip Nichols was best demonstrated in the book Inside Job by Stephen Pizzo, Mary Fricker and Paul Muolo.  The book described the tip of the iceberg involving the Savings and Loan scandal.  Page 304 contains the following paragraph:

"At San Marino Savings in Southern California, we heard about a major borrower, G. Wayne Reeder (who also attempted a couple of failed ventures with Herman Beebe), meeting in late 1981 at an arms demonstration with Raul Arana and Eden Pastora, Contra leaders who were considering buying military equipment from Reeder's Indian bingo-parlor partner, Dr. John Nichols.  Among the equipment were night-vision goggles manufactures by Litton Industries and a light machine gun.  Nichols, according to former Reeder employees and published accounts, had a plan in the early 1980's to build a munitions plant on the Cabazon Indian reservation near Palm Springs in partnership with Wackenhut, a Florida security firm.  The plan fell through.  Nichols was a self-described CIA veteran of assassination attempts against Castro in Cuba and Allende in Chile.  He was later convicted in an abortive murder-for-hire scheme and sentenced to prison."

Of course, the official company line about Nichols'  involvement in South America is contained in the  March 21, 2001 
Press-Enterprise article by Mark Henry and Mike Kataoka: "Born in 1924, Mr. Nichols was active at an early age as a student and labor organizer in Wisconsin.  He went to South America in 1959 and for the next decade helped Indians in Bolivia and Peru become self-sufficient."

It is common practice in the "legitimate" press to praise the dead and allow them to be buried surrounded in myth.  In the case of "Dr." John Philip Nichols it is the evil life that the man lived that should be remembered.

by Virginia McCullough © 2000 [email protected]



Web site helps to find free or low-cost health care
By Suzanne Bohan © 2001 Oakland Tribune staff writer 3/19/00

A 55-year-old federal program providing free or affordable medicine and health care is under-used and under- publicized, according health care advocates.

"There are currently 687 facilities that provide free or low-cost medical care, but there is rarely any publicity to let the public know about this program," said Jim Surasak, a researcher with Financial Assistance Network or FAN, a nonprofit organization.

In addition, the FAN Web site provides links to dozens of pharmaceutical firms offering free prescription drugs. Many firms have long-standing free drug programs.

The Hill-Burton Act, which was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1946, has provided more than $35 billion in free or low cost care to qualified participants, according to the FAN Web site. At the time, the government agreed to subsidize the construction of hospitals and medical care facilities in exchange for health care providers offering some free care to the poor in the community.

FAN released a booklet, "Free and Low Cost Medical Care," which assists in locating participating facilities and drug firms, and in determining eligibility.

For more information, visit www.FinancialAssistanceNetwork.org, call (202) 595-1039, or send $5 to Financial Assistance Network, Free and Low Cost Medical Care Booklet, Dept. MCB-0305, P.O. Box 60848, Washington, D.C. Say something nice.