Saturday, February 10, 2007

Fitrakis and Wasserman: Ohio's spreading stolen 2004 election scandal claims another victim


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Ohio's spreading stolen 2004 election scandal claims another victim
by Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman
February 10, 2007

With two felony convictions already in its wake, Ohio's spreading
stolen 2004 election scandal has claimed another victim---
Michael Vu, the controversial executive director of the Cuyahoga
County Board of Elections.

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In peace...

The Free Press


ABC's The View plugs The Resistance Manifesto by John Conner

Libby Trial Exhibits

Friday, February 09, 2007

U.S. absent on detention pact

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911 Truth brought to public attention, today, on "The View"

911 Truth brought to public attention, today, on "The View"

Oh My Lord, Rosie O'Donnel put her hands up and held an invisible
bull horn and hollered>>>(((911 was an inside job))) to the masses...

The "View" has huge audience due to Rosie's controversial speaking
out on touchy subjects, such as the illegal war...So this message
went far & wide, it did

If it weren't for my family being couch potatoes I wouldn't be
catching some of the stuff, I do, in the background...Thank goodness
for even couch potatoes, huh?

See, everyone has their place and serves some purpose even if you
can't see this on the surface...All does work together

How this came about is the guest host, Christine Ebersole, was
talking about a guy she said she was crazy about>>>John Conner from

Joy, one of the regulars was so interested, she's a comedian,
said>>>"Let me write this down" as she wrote down the info so she
could google and check into it later

In Rosie describing to the world who John Conner is, she said he
goes around to collage campuses or wherever he can think of and
that's when she put her hands up pretending to use the bull horn and
letting loose the truth for those couch potatoes who haven't heard
watching from tv land

We're getting there people...On all fronts...It may not seem or
look like it but things behind the scenes are evolving

There's still wayyyy too many of you fence sitters out
there...Those of you just watching silently taking no action to help
move things along, expecting that someone else will take care of what
needs be done>>>((((This Does Not Work & Never Has))))

One day...When you who do nothing, do something...So will many
others and...&>>>((((Boom))))...We're there

Please do you parts...Every little bit helps and does add up

You can begin here>>>

Google>>>John Conner and Danny Bonaduce and see how those in denial
as well as truly bad guys are controlling the comments with
negativity against John and in favor of that seeming, IMO, mean
spirited Danny Bonaduce

As a good & dedicated patriot signs off in her emails with>>>"Get
off your ass and help take your country back"

Fwd: Ground Zero EMT: We Were Told Building 7 Was to Be "Pulled" - tvnl news

9/11 News :

· Ground Zero EMT: We Were Told Building 7 Was to Be "Pulled" - A New
Jersey EMT has gone public on how emergency workers were told that
Building 7 was going to be "pulled," before a 20 second demolition
countdown broadcast over radio preceded its collapse. The ground zero
rescue worker also blows the whistle on how he witnessed multiple
underground support columns of the WTC towers that had been severed
before the buildings imploded.

Kucinich Attacked For Standing for Peace

Untitled DocumentEverybody!!!
Call & support Dennis Kucinich for taking a courageous ANTI-CORPORATE-
CRIMINAL stance.
We are still surprised and disgusted at the weak & wimpy show of
support for CYNTHIA MCKINNEY when SHE was so violently attacked by
these "Ministry-of-Propaganda" Nazi-goons.
We don't care how badly your brains have been fried or your family
attacked (Join the Club!!) !! If you can still crawl to a
telephone or computer, then please stand up for the few HEROES in our
Congress(despite whatever shortfalls-to-perfection & knowledge-
deficiencies they may have) who have stood up for you ( the PUBLIC)
to the best of their ability, time & again ( DESPITE the implied
threat to them all of the WELLSTONE ASSASSINATION!!)!!!

Lynn Surgalla

Kucinich Attacked For Standing for Peace - Dennis needs your

Dear Friends,

This past weekend, thousands of people flooded the halls of
Congress to lobby in favor of Congressman Dennis Kucinich's
legislative proposal to enact a Department of Peace. Yesterday, a
Cleveland area PUBLIC radio station lambasted Congressman Kucinich
and his proposed Department of Peace without fully gathering the

WCPN carried an interview today in which the talk show host,
Daniel Moulthrop, raised questions about Congressman Kucinich's
proposal for a Department of Peace by asking his guest on the show,
Chris Maag, what he thought about it. The Department of Peace
addresses domestic abuse, spousal abuse, and other violent crimes.
Chris Maag, a freelance writer for the New York Times and Time
Magazine, went on to describe Congressmen Kucinich as "a clown,
lazy," and falsely chastised the Congressman for not doing anything
about what were clearly local law enforcement issues.

In 2001, almost 21,000 homicides and 31,000 suicides occurred
and almost 1.8 million people were assaulted. Homicide was the second
leading cause of death for people ages 10 to 24. The annual cost of
treating gunshot wounds is over $200 billion. Cutting and stab wounds
cost an additional $51 billion. The cost of violence, though, cannot
be measured only monetarily. To address this culture of violence,
Congressman Kucinich, along with 52 of other congressional co-
sponsors, has reintroduced the Department of Peace legislation.

On the radio show, Moulthrop's guest Chris Maag criticized
Congressman Kucinich and his proposal for a Department of Peace while
simultaneously claiming that the Congressman is doing nothing to
address the issues of crime and violence.

Call WCPN today at 1-877-399-3307 and DEMAND that they provide
the Cleveland area with the real facts about the Department of Peace
and that Moulthrop apologize to Congressman Kucinich for belittling
such an ambitious and widely supported legislative proposal. Urge
them to read the Department of Peace legislation.

Please send a positive yet assertive message to WCPN about the
Department of Peace and Congressman Kucinich's vigilant work ethic to
usher in a culture of nonviolence into America. Send emails to
news@... or go to the response box. Also, please call the radio
station at 216-916-6100 or toll free at 877-399-3307.

Also, in addition to your phone calls, please help Dennis
promote the true message of peace by contributing to Dennis'
courageous stand for peace in our homes and communities.

Thank you for all of your help,

Elizabeth Kucinich

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Wolfowitz Warns of 'Surprise like Pearl Harbor' Months Before 9/11

Aaron Dykes / Jones Report February 9, 2007

Video posted recently on Live Leak shows now World Bank
President Paul Wolfowitz delivering a June 2001 West Point
commencement speech wherein he focused on surprise attacks-- making
heavy reference to Pearl Harbor.

Wolfowitz illustrated, just months before the infamous 9/11
attacks, that Pearl Harbor is interesting in that it was "preceded by
an astonishing number of unheeded warnings and missed signals."

This surfacing video only reinforces the pre-meditation
established by the Project for a New American Century (PNAC).
Wolfowitz helped to pen the think tank's September 2000
document 'Rebuilding America's Defenses' which stated on pg. 51,
amidst a larger call for dramatic military build-up, that:

"Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings
revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some
catastrophic and catalyzing event - like a new Pearl Harbor."

Pearl Harbor is mentioned again later in the document in
arguing for not only accelerated military spending, but for updated,
state-of-the-art equipment, vehicles and Navy vessels.

"Absent a rigorous program of experimentation to investigate
the nature of the revolution in military affairs as it applies to war
at sea, the Navy might face a future Pearl Harbor - as unprepared for
war in the post-carrier era as it was unprepared for war at the dawn
of the carrier age."

This veiled threat evokes memories of a long-line of iconic
false-flag attacks on U.S. ships-- including the Maine and the Gulf
of Tonkin-- which, like Pearl Harbor, also launched profitable wars.

During his June 2001 speech, Wolfowitz commented on the role of
such unanticipated events:

"Military history is full of surprises, even if few are as
dramatic or memorable as Pearl Harbor. Surprises happen so often,
that is is surprising that we're still surprised by it."

At least since his 1992 'Wolfowitz Doctrine' under George H.W.
Bush, he has called for a sharp transformation of military
capabilities into an unilateral and pre-emptive security arm for
world conflicts-- solidifying U.S. primacy in the world order and
ensuring control over mid-east oil.

One year after the goal of military escalation was reaffirmed
in the PNAC documents-- written largely by members of the Bush
administration-- the 9/11 'surprise' attack happened and Wolfowitz
saw his dream of military build-up come to fruition-- including
massive increases in budget, far beyond even the $100 billion
increase Wolfowitz called for a decade earlier.

Remember, President Bush had the orders to launch war in
Afghanistan on his desk two days prior to 9/11, but didn't sign them
until after the attacks.

Wolfowitz seemed to expect an unexpected war could be just
around the corner during his June 2001 speech. He went into some
detail about the tendency of governments to get into a "routine of
obsession with familiar dangers"-- explaining why a multitude of
threats and signals can be overlooked and fail to prevent surprise
attacks like that on Pearl Harbor.

He illustrates the rather ironic story of David Starr Jordan,
who predicted-- just before the start of World War I-- that nations
would not go to war in the future because banks would not find them
to be profitable.

Nearly a century later, Wolfowitz warns us that we should:

"use hindsight to replace the poverty of expectations with
anticipation of the unfamiliar and the unlikely."

He reiterated those words in the closing remarks of his address
to West Point graduates:

"Be prepared to be surprised. Have courage."

Now in the comfort of hindsight, it is chilling to realize that
such an unexpected war was just beyond Wolfowitz's warning-- the
unlikely 9/11 attack was just around the corner and indeed, there was
a heavy atmosphere of unheeded warnings in the intelligence community
leading up to the surprise attack.

Fortunately for Wolfowitz, he was not embarrassing wrong as
Jordan had been before World War I. He was, in fact, surprisingly
dead on-- so much so, that one would swear he had prior knowledge.

(Wolfowitz, like fellow PNAC member William Kristol, is seen as
an heir apparent to Leo Strauss, who believes openly in deceiving the
public-- that it is not only acceptable, but necessary. Paul
Wolfowitz chose the University of Chicago over Harvard in order to
study under Strauss, who held a professorship there.)

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Mike Cook calls from County Jail day 4 in jail with no trial

Alfons interviews Michael Cook: Michael Cook accused George Bush of being complicit in the 9/11 attacks, he is now being incarcerated for psychological evaluation by the federal government. Michael Cook.mp3 --- Read More - Mike calls from County Jail on Thursday 02/08/2007, day 4 in jail without trial MikeCook02082007.mp3 Mike doesn't know where he is going, when he will get there, or how long he will have to stay.

Number of Patients Surge at Ground Zero Clinic

Number of Patients Surge at Ground Zero Clinic

*Updated*: February 8th, 2007 01:39 PM EDT

*Courtesy of The New York Post <>*

The number of patients enrolled at Mount Sinai's World Trade Center
clinic skyrocketed 50 percent last month following the publicity
the death of retired cop Cesar Borja, The Post has learned.

More than 600 additional patients - mostly 9/11 rescue workers -
at Mount Sinai's medical-monitoring program in January claiming
become ill from breathing toxic air and dust at Ground Zero.

In the prior two months, about 400 new patients applied for

The dramatic surge occurred around the time of Borja's death on the
President Bush's State of the Union Address.

Bush was so moved by Borja's death that he agreed to meet with
Borja's son
Ceasar last week, and announced $25 million in the federal budget to
screen and treat sick 9/11 responders.

Borja's death of lung disease - believe to be linked to Ground Zero
over three months - "increased awareness" about 9/11 health concerns
spurred a new wave of patients, said Mount Sinai spokesman Leslie

*Republished with permission of The New York Post.*

Bush was moved??? yeah right

Permits secured for the March on the Pentagon!
Nearly 100 transportation centers bringing people to
Washington, D.C. on Saturday, March 17.
*please circulate widely to friends, family and email lists*
Dear Larry,
Tens of thousands of people will unite on March 17 at the
Pentagon against the war and to demand the Impeachment of
George W. Bush and other high officials.
Permits have been secured for this historic demonstration
which Ramsey Clark will help lead. March 17 is the 4th
anniversary of the start of the criminal war in Iraq. 2007
is also the 40th anniversary of the 1967 March on the
It took five long months to secure the right of the people
to march against the war and in support of impeachment. Many
told us that a permit at the Pentagon would be impossible.
But because of a protracted political and legal struggle we
have won this major free speech victory. Bush may not want
us there, but we will not be deterred. The whole world will
be watching that day.
Impeachment supporters are getting on buses, trains and
planes to come to Washington. This is a united effort
between the impeachment movement and many anti-war and
social justice organizations. In fact, there are hundreds
of organizations that are working together to bring people
to Washington. You can find out about a transportation
center nearest you by going to
There are now nearly 100 transportation centers coming from
cities up and down the East Coast, New England, the Midwest
and South.
Please make an urgently needed donation today. You can make
an online donation or send a check by clicking here:
This is a massive undertaking and your help is needed right
now. Each bus from New York City costs $1,500, each bus from
Boston costs $2,500. And from Chicago and further out cities
even more. The buses need to be paid for now even before low
cost tickets are sold. The costs for the stage and sound
will be in the tens of thousands of dollars. We are printing
hundreds of thousands of flyers, posters, and stickers to
publicize the march and the impeachment movement. Please
make a donation now to help this demonstration succeed:
Your help will make a difference!
All out for the March on the Pentagon, Saturday March 17!
In solidarity,
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Democracy NOW! - covers the 9/11 Israeli Agents

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

Cheering Movers and Art Student Spies: Was Israel Tracking the
Before the 9/11 Attacks?

A new article in the newsletter Counterpunch examines unresolved
questions over whether Israeli agents were tracking the 9/11 hijackers
before September 11th. ABC's 20/20, The Forward, and have
all covered the story. But where's the follow up? We speak to the
author of the article, Christopher Ketcham; Counterpunch editor
Alexander Cockburn, and Marc Perelman, the Forward reporter who did
of the first reports on the story in 2002.

Were Israeli agents tracking the 9/11 hijackers before September 11th?
In 2002, ABC's 20/20 and The Jewish newspaper The Forward
all did this story. But where's the follow up?

Freelance journalist Christopher Ketcham has just published a
comprehensive piece on this story in the newsletter Counterpunch. The
article highlights various interconnected stories: The five Israeli
"movers" who witnesses say were cheering after the first plane
struck the World Trade Center; the so-called Israeli art students who
were living in concentrated areas where hijackers were living around
United States and how two of the hijackers ended up on the Watch List
weeks before 9/11.

Christopher Ketcham, the author of the article, joins us on the line
from upstate New York. Alexander Cockburn also joins us on the line.
is the editor of Couterpunch where the piece is published. And with us
here in the firehouse studio is Marc Perelman he is the reporter who
one of the first reports on the story for The Forward in 2002.

* Marc Perelman. Diplomatic Correspondent for The Forward. He broke
story about Israeli spies in 2002.

* Alexander Cockburn. Editor of Counterpunch.

* Christopher Ketcham. Freelance journalist. Author of "What Did
Israel Know in Advance of the 9/11 Attacks?" in the latest edition
of CounterPunch's print newsletter.

Download MP3 at Democracy NOW!:

Segment starts at 45:35

WATADA WATCH: Carolyn Ho, Ann Wright, & Eric Seitz on mistrial (Video)

WATADA WATCH: Carolyn Ho, Ann Wright, and Eric Seitz comment on

[In addition to a video of Watada attorney Eric Seitz's explanation
( of his view that Lt. Watada
cannot be tried again following the mistrial declared by the military
judge in his court-martial on Feb. 7, 2007, Zoltan Grossman of The
Evergreen State College has posted three additional comments on the
mistrial on YouTube: Watada's mother Carolyn Ho's brief comment on the
broad support Watada has received from the American public,[1],
U.S. Army Col. Ann Wright's (
comment on the irony of this turn of events,[2] and a brief comment
attorney Seitz on the "major mess" the government has created in the
effort to keep the legality of U.S. actions out of the courtroom,
both in
this case and in earlier cases.[3] -- (Thanks for sending these links
Zoltan Grossman, who played a key role in the organization of the
Citizens' Hearing on the Legality of U.S. Actions in Iraq: The Case
of Lt.
Ehren Watada, ( held in Tacoma, WA, on Jan.
20-21, 2007; a 64-page Preliminary Report of the panel convened for
hearing was published on Feb. 2 and is available on the web site.)




February 7, 2007

--Posted by Zoltan Grossman




February 7, 2007

--Posted by Zoltan Grossman




--Posted by Zoltan Grossman

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

After many denials, US Army confirms private security contract in Iraq

News Update from Citizens for Legitimate Government
07 February 2007
After many denials, US Army confirms private security contract in Iraq 07 Feb 2007 After numerous denials, the Pentagon has confirmed that a North Carolina company provided armed security guards in Iraq under a subcontract that was buried so deeply the government could not find it. The secretary of the Army on Tuesday wrote two Democratic lawmakers that the Blackwater USA contract was part of a huge military support operation by run by Halliburton subsidiary KBR. Several times last year, Pentagon officials told inquiring lawmakers they could find no evidence of the Blackwater contract.

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CLG Newsletter editor: Lori Price, Manager. Copyright © 2007, Citizens For Legitimate Government ® All rights reserved. CLG Founder and Chair is Michael Rectenwald, Ph.D.

WATADA WATCH: Judge declares mistrial; court-martial may be delayed till summer

Associated Press
February 7, 2007

FORT LEWIS, Wash. -- The judge overseeing the court martial of an Army lieutenant who refused to deploy to Iraq declared a mistrial Wednesday, saying the soldier did not fully understand a document he signed admitting to elements of the charges.

First Lt. Ehren Watada was fighting charges of conduct unbecoming an officer and missing movement for refusing to leave last June with his
unit, the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.

22 U.S. Physicists Petition Congress To Restrict Bush's Authority To Use Nuclear Weapons

22 U.S. Physicists Petition Congress To Restrict Bush's Authority To
Use Nuclear Weapons

Linda Young
All Headline News Staff Writer
February 2, 2007 6:02 p.m. EST

Washington, DC (AHN) - The recent nuclear saber rattling of Pres.
George W. Bush in response to the perceived threat of Iran developing
nuclear weapons has made some leading U.S. physicists nervous. Bush's
threat to use nuclear force against a nation that does not have
nuclear weapons jarred 22 physicists to the point of asking Congress
to restrict the president's power to use nuclear weapons.

On Thursday the group petitioned Congress "to restrict the authority
of President Bush to order nuclear strikes against non-nuclear-weapon
states," they said in a statement.

As to why they were petitioning Congress now, the group said, "the
rising tensions with Iran and the potential for military
confrontation, as well as the public statement by President Bush on
April 18, 2006, that a nuclear strike against Iran is an option 'on
the table,'" caused them to act.

"The very fact that nuclear weapon use is not being ruled out as an
option-against a state that does not have nuclear weapons and does
not represent a direct or imminent threat to the United States-
illustrates the extent to which the Bush administration has changed
U.S. nuclear weapons policy," Kurt Gottfried, chair of the Union of
Concerned Scientists, said in the statement. "The use of such a
weapon against deeply buried targets would create massive clouds of
radioactive fallout that could spread far from the site of the
attack, including to other nations."

In their petition, the physicists told Congress that they "are firmly
convinced that Congress should have a say on which course of action
would best serve the American people on the use of the terrible
weapons our profession helped create."

The 22 physicists include twelve Nobel laureates.

Fwd: The Music, The Mayhem, The Truth! Tulsa 9/11 Truth

9/11 was an inside job... and Okies are finding out a lot these days!

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A 9/11 Gov’t Conspiracy? ‘I Wouldn’t Be Surprised,’ Says Tikkun Editor: But Israel Didn't Do It. Honest!

Daniel Treiman Tue. Feb 06, 2007
Rabbi Michael Lerner, the longtime left-wing activist and editor of Tikkun magazine, has published an essay saying he is open to the possibility that the American government may have been behind the September 11 terrorist attacks.
“I would not be surprised to learn that some branch of our government conspired either actively to promote or passively to allow the attack on 9/11,” Lerner wrote in an essay published in the new book, “9/11 and American Empire: Christians, Jews, and Muslims Speak Out.” Lerner added that he would also not be surprised if it turned out that the attacks were not the result of a government conspiracy.
“I am agnostic on the question of what happened on 9/11,” he wrote in his essay for the book, which included articles by other contributors arguing that a government conspiracy was behind the September 11 attacks. “As other authors in this collection have shown, there are huge holes in the official story and contradictions that suggest that we do not know the whole story.”
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Fwd: failed to account for $8.8 Billion. Records of $2.3 Trillion were not kept 9-10-2001. NICE jobs, eh?

-- Bremer's CPA failed to account for $8.8 billion
"Much of the questioning focused on $12 billion
-mostly in $100 bills packed in huge bundles, 363 tons

of cash in all - from Iraqi oil sales and frozen assets
of Saddam Hussein's regime. The United States
shipped the money to Iraq for Bremer's organization
to disburse to Iraqi ministries.
A government audit in 2005 found that $8.8 billion

was turned over to the ministries without assurance
that it would be properly used and accounted for.
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
staff document issued Tuesday says that much
of the money appears to have been lost"

"Millions of dollars were kept in shrink-wrapped "bricks"
of hundred-dollar bills scattered about the CPA offices,

often neither guarded nor locked up. Records were not
kept. A soldier assigned to assist the Iraqi boxing team

gambled away the funds he was given. No one could tell
whether he had lost $20,000 or $60,000, since no one
kept a record of how much money he had received."
"Other examples of CPA mismanagement or corruption
involve the theft of millions in cash and sequestered Iraqi
property and the overpayment of American contractors." "we cannot track $2.3 trillion

in transactions," Rums feld admitted. (9-10-2001) CBS News Note DATE above

How much more "disappeared" $ince that date?

Into whose pockets where? . . . ..Nice jobs, eh?
Where do we apply for such lucrative jobs?

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Mike Ferner wrote: From: "Mike Ferner" To: <;>
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 09:16:48 -0500


February 6, 2007

by Mike Ferner

From Alaska to Washington, D.C. yesterday, peace activists escalated their tactics and occupied Congressional offices, demanding elected officials vote against George Bush's request of $93,000,000,000 to extend the war.

The Occupation Project, organized by Voices for Creative Nonviolence (VCNV), kicked off at noon, Eastern Time when four people were arrested holding a funeral service in the Chicago office of Democratic U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and four more people were arrested in the Chicago office of U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL), reading names of Iraqis and U.S. soldiers.

At the same the same hour, 10 people sat down and were arrested in the Washington, D.C. office of Senator John McCain (R-AZ), including Garett Reppenhagen, a director of Iraq Veterans Against the War, Franciscan priest Jerry Zawada, and Kathy Kelly, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and co-director of VCNV. McCain's office in Phoenix was also occupied.

On the opening day of the six-week project, a total of eight local congressional offices were occupied across the country, including the San Francisco offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA), and the Portland office of Senator Gordon Smith (R-OR). Members of Veterans For Peace, one of the 18 organizations endorsing the campaign, participated in an action at a congressional office in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Dan Pearson, a spokesperson for the Occupation Project, explained the campaign's goal is to defeat the $93 billion "emergency supplemental" war funding bill that the Bush administration forwarded to Congress yesterday.

Pearson and three others were removed from Obama's Chicago office yesterday after the office manager told them they could stay until closing time if they stopped reading names of U.S. soldiers and Iraqis. Pearson responded that "We didn't come here to sit down and be quiet. We are responding to an emergency. If an apartment were on fire across the street I would bang on every door and interrupt whatever the neighbors were doing and I wouldn't feel bad about it."

Today, organizers are targeting congressional offices in Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis, and Seattle. Plans for other occupations are underway in over 20 states as a way to pressure elected officials to "defund" the Iraq war.

The Occupation Project got a boost yesterday when United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ), the coalition that brought some 300,000 protesters to Washington on January 27, endorsed it and sent an email letter to its 1400 member organizations around the nation, urging their participation.


Ferner is a freelance writer from Ohio.

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ISRAELIS were 9-11 short sale stock buyers, betting on WTC terror strikes, story killed...

FYI. Makes sense to me. Particularly when the Mossad cells were watching the "Al-CIAda" cells the whole time from Virginia to the 9-11 day-of when they were filming the towers being hit and collapsing, celebrating all the while. Of course Rabbi Chertoff of the Homeland Security Department now (then, the second in command under Ashcroft at the DOJ) let the Mossad budding filmmakers out of the country, without explanation, without much media coverage. trenchant quote: "Between August 26 and September 11, 2001, a group of speculators, identified by the American Securities and Exchange Commission as Israeli citizens, sold "short" a list of 38 stocks that could reasonably be expected to fall in value as a result of the pending attacks. These speculators operated out of the Toronto, Canada and Frankfurt, Germany, stock exchanges and their profits were specifically stated to be "in the millions of dollars.""
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Monday, February 05, 2007

Fwd: sought to block airing recordings

CNN "Tapes of former I. Lewis Scooter Libby testifying
to a grand jury about when he learned the identity of

CIA agent Valerie Plame will be made public...
Defense lawyers for the former aide to Vice

President Dick Cheney had sought to block
public airing of audio recordings"

Comments? Remember the Watergate tapes?
Have _all_ of them now been released?
Remember claims they were "national" security?

CBS: Dangerous World Fuels Conspiracy Theorists

From 9/11 To Suri Cruise, Our Muddled World, Internet Help Them Cast Doubt On News Stories
By's Alfonso Serrano.
Five years later, it's the violent rattling of the ground moments before the World Trade Center's South Tower fell, and the subsequent pulverized concrete that blanketed him like snowfall that keeps Gary Welz raising questions about just what he survived on Sept. 11, 2001. "I felt what was like an earthquake — and I've been in earthquakes before — just before the South Tower fell," recalls Welz, an adjunct math lecturer at John Jay Criminal College and Fordham University. Until recently, Welz was a member of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, a group of over 300 professionals that questions the government's explanation of the attacks. "The official explanation that I've heard doesn't make sense because it doesn't explain why I heard and felt an explosion before the South Tower fell and why the concrete was pulverized," said Welz.
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A video we all need to watch - Citizens of Colorado are losing their Property - Indira Singh Gives us Much more info]

This is a MUST SEE video: (Just came out Jan 30, 2007)

Colorado is dealing with land grabs by a specific company, and Indira Singh gives us much more information, as she speaks at this meeting. Please watch this and pass it on.

Outspoken Army officer facing court-martial this week

SEATTLE — Denied a chance to debate the legality of the Iraq war in court, an Army officer who refused to go to Iraq now goes to trial hoping to at least minimize the amount of time he could serve if convicted.
Anti-war activists consider 1st Lt. Ehren Watada a hero, but the Army accuses him of betraying his fellow soldiers.
The 28-year-old faces four years in prison if convicted on one count of missing movement and two counts of conduct unbecoming an officer for refusing to ship out with his unit, the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. His court-martial is set to begin Monday at Fort Lewis, south of Seattle.
Watada has spoken out against U.S. military involvement in Iraq, calling it morally wrong and a breach of American law.
"As the order to take part in an illegal act is ultimately unlawful as well, I must as an officer of honor and integrity refuse that order," Watada said in a video statement released at a June 7 news conference.
Despite having already been charged, he spoke out again in August, at a Veterans for Peace rally in Seattle.
"Though the American soldier wants to do right, the illegitimacy of the occupation itself, the policies of this administration, and the rules of engagement of desperate field commanders will ultimately force them to be party to war crime," Watada said then.
Watada and his Honolulu attorney, Eric Seitz, contend his comments are protected speech, but Army prosecutors argued his behavior was dangerous to the mission and morale of other soldiers.
"He betrayed his fellow soldiers who are now serving in Iraq," Capt. Dan Kuecker said at one hearing. Kuecker has not commented on the case outside of court.
Seitz unsuccessfully sought an opportunity to argue the legality of the war, saying it violated Army regulations that specify wars are to be waged in accordance with the United Nations charter. His final attempt was quashed last month when the military judge, Lt. Col. John Head, ruled Watada cannot base his defense on the war's legality. Head also rejected claims that Watada's statements were protected by the First Amendment.
The Army had subpoenaed two journalists who interviewed Watada, drawing criticism from free-press advocates, but that fell by the wayside as prosecutors dropped two of the four counts of misconduct in exchange for Watada admitting he made statements to freelance journalist Sarah Olson and Greg Kakesako of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin.
Military law experts said that, by confining themselves to the missing movement charge, prosecutors might have saved themselves from arguing some of the legal issues relating to free speech.
"It's desirable that they're abandoning the path of using reporters as witnesses," said Eugene Fidell, president of the National Institute of Military Justice in Washington, D.C. "It's a very toxic strategy."
Fidell wasn't surprised, however, that the government rejected a deal offered by Seitz that would have had Watada serve only three months confinement with a dishonorable discharge.
"Why should they? He missed a movement of his unit," he said. "No army can tolerate officers refusing to move with their unit."

Sunday, February 04, 2007

[Fwd: RE: Back to Jail]

Alfons interviews Michael Cook: Michael Cook accused George Bush of being complicit in the 9/11 attacks, he is now being incarcerated for psychology evaluation by the federal government. Michael Cook.mp3 --- Read More -

Mike calls from County Jail on Thursday 02/08/2007, day 4 in jail without trial MikeCook02082007.mp3 Mike doesn't know where he is going, when he will get there, or how long he will have to stay.

This is a brief history of my legal problems. There are potentially
lucrative lawsuits in the information presented here, and much more in information not presented here, for attorneys willing to take them on. I have no criminal record and a very respectable background.
In April of 2005, I shared information on the attacks of 9/11/01 with my
teaching assistant. I was working as a special educator for the Covington, Ky. Independent School District at a state funded residential treatment center for abused and neglected boys. (I had previous experience with that population in "wilderness therapy" programs or "hoods in the woods" and I was working on a Master's Degree in Special Education at Northern Kentucky University - NKU.) I had a Kentucky permit to carry a concealed weapon and was doing so. The reasons for this precaution were very valid and extend beyond my involvement in the 9/11 Truth Movement. I had been giving my aide, and sometimes her daughter, a ride home after school and I knew that to discontinue this would be a considerable inconvenience for her. I was very willing to continue giving her a ride, but I felt apprehensive that she was not aware of the circumstance she was in while riding with me so I tried to inform her somewhat and showed her my pistol to emphasize that I was serious about this, that this was reality. She "freaked out" and took this information to my boss, who took it to the police.
The Covington police came to the classroom the next day before the
students arrived and took me to the psychiatric ward at St. Elizabeth Hospital. I was compliant and was not arrested or read the Miranda and I was not charged with any crime. A Kimber pistol that was locked in my car, with a cable lock on it, was confiscated and never returned. I had the ammunition locked in my office. This is a standard, officially recommended and safe procedure, to keep the firearm and the ammunition separate and locked. At the hospital, Dr. Petit saw me for 30 seconds or less and diagnosed me as Paranoid Schizophrenic. About all I got to say was, "9/11 was an inside job." This is a true statement and I encourage you to examine the work of Dr. Steven Jones of BYU and Dr. David Ray Griffin for confirmation of that fact.
The Petition that went to Campbell County District Court to have me
involuntarily committed was filed by Ms. Linda Lambers. She was a mental retardation professional and was qualified to assert that I was mentally retarded, not mentally ill, but that is what she asserted in the legal document. The petition went through the office of Judge Gregory Popovich. I think that it is telling that Dr. Petit was not willing to put his name on the petition, which is how it should have been done.
I spent about 3 weeks in the psych ward. I did whatever was asked of me,
including taking medication, because I figured that it would help me be released sooner. I spoke freely with mental health professionals whenever I was asked to. I was released on the grounds that I was not a danger to myself or others.
I was fired from my teaching job and spent the summer working as a
carpenter. I am a journeyman in the union. I applied for other teaching positions and was accepted at a "day treatment" program for the Campbell County, Ky. School District. Such programs are for adjudicated youth. During the first day of employment in August of 2005, the agency responsible for the certification of teachers, the Kentucky Educational Professional Standards Board (EPSB) suspended my teaching certificate due to the hospitalization and the Campbell County School District could no longer employ me. I returned to carpentry.
The EPSB began the legal proceeding to revoke my teaching certificate early
in 2006. This is an administrative hearing conducted by the Ky. Attorney General's office. During a telephone conference with the hearing officer, Mr. Thomas Hellmann, and the attorney for the EPSB, Ms. Cynthia Grohmann, I was given verbal permission to present evidence and call witnesses to substantiate my claim that the attacks of 9/11/01 were an "inside job." It seemed logical to me that if I could substantiate my claim, prove that my assertion was valid, then that would argue against my having a mental disability and this met no resistance. I contacted Dr. Jim Fetzer, one of the founders of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, and he contacted other
professionals in the 9/11 truth movement. In short order, I had Dr. Fetzer, BYU physicist Dr. Steven Jones, commercial pilot and aeronautical engineer Nila Sagadevan, former Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania Philip Berg, Esq. Colonel George Nelson, USAF (ret.), and Chemist Kevin Ryan ready to testify.
I submitted this witness list and another pre-hearing telephone conference
was quickly scheduled by Ms. Grohmann. I was then told that evidence pertaining to 9/11 was not relevant to my case. According to Mr. Hellmann, "Cook misconstrues the allegations against him and the nature of the proof that will establish that the charges have no merit. Cook seems to assume that if the hearing officer finds that there was a government conspiracy regarding 9/11, he could not find that Cook has a mental incapacity. One finding has no relationship to the other, however, since one could believe there was no government involvement in 9/11 and still have a mental incapacity, just as a person could believe that there was government involvement in 9/11 and have no mental incapacity. Thus, proof of the government's involvement in or a conspiracy regarding 9/11 has no direct relationship to the charges against Cook." In other words, the validity of what you are saying has no bearing on your rationality. The irony runs deep here, for I am being accused of being irrational and an irrational argument is being used to prevent me from submitting evidence that would rationally support my mental health. While it is true that I could be crazy and correct about 9/11 at the same time, since I was called crazy for what I was saying about 9/11, proving the validity of my claims would seem to be a step in the direction of establishing my rationality, coherence, correct thinking, sanity, etc.
So, for this case, I thanked the good people who were willing to testify
and told them that, unfortunately, I could not present 9/11 evidence and focused instead on establishing that I had been doing an excellent job of teaching.
Another case was begun when St. Elizabeth Hospital began a civil suit in an
effort to get me to pay for my involuntary hospitalization. They only asked for $760 when the total bill was $8,500. The only reason I can think of for why they would ask for such a small amount is to keep the case in District Court. To ask for the full amount would put the matter before the Circuit Court. My written response to the suit included the true statements "I did not request or require the services rendered to me. I was not a danger to myself or anyone else. I was not charged with any crime." At that time, I still did not know for certain who had filed the petition to have me hospitalized. I maintained that I should not be required to pay for services I did not request or require.
The case came before, surprise surprise, Judge Popovich in April 06. At
that time, the petition and other legal papers that put me in the psych ward could not be found, so it was rescheduled. I promptly found the documents and eagerly went to the following court date. I had been to the law library at NKU and researched the statutes pursuant to my case and felt that I had a pretty reasonable shot at winning this in a trial. I had not obtained legal counsel because I could not afford it, and I wanted to see if I would get a trial. No surprise, Judge Popovich entered a summary judgment, with no motion filed for it by the plaintiff, to the best of my knowledge, or time for me to answer to such a motion, and I was denied a trial and ordered to pay. I sought a lawyer and got some minimal help at a maximum price. I filed a motion identifying the shady legal maneuvers and asking for leave to file a counter claim. It was subsequently denied and I appealed to the circuit court and that was denied, with no mention made of the shady legal maneuvers, naturally.

The current FEDERAL CASE against me began on 5/18/06. President George W.
Bush was coming to town to raise funds and speak at NKU. I hand delivered a package of 9/11 Truth materials to the President of NKU a week beforehand with a polite letter requesting an opportunity to speak with the NKU president and the Board of Regents about this vital matter. I was in favor of showing a 9/11 Truth movie to the audience before President Bush arrived or, preferably, while he was there, but I realized his strict schedule might make that unfeasible. I was calling and emailing the NKU president's office steadily in the days leading up to President Bush's visit, thinking that he might require a little encouragement. I made a mistake, a poor choice of words, in an email on 5/18. What I should have said was something like, "Eventually, President Bush will be charged with Treason, be found guilty by a jury of his peers, and be shot by a firing squad." What I did say was, "Eventually, he will be shot for treason." So, the Secret Service came to see me. We chatted politely and I was cooperative. They were surprised that I was surprised to see them. It really was an honest mistake and I explained fully. To be on the safe side, they confiscated my firearms, 1 .22 pistol and 2 .22 rifles, 3 shot guns, one 9mm pistol- no assault weapons or anything - and gave them to my local police. The agents were polite and reasonable and would not take any 9/11 Truth materials but one of them did write down the titles of Dr. David Ray Griffin's books.
W showed up on 5/19 and I participated in the protest at NKU without any
problems, though I did have 2 police cars follow me out as I drove away. I waited until 5/24 to go to my local police who promptly gave me my firearms back and very reluctantly accepted some 9/11 Truth materials. All I had to do was sign release forms for the firearms. (My concealed carry permit had of course been revoked after I was taken to the psych ward. I plan to try to get it back but have been too busy with other legal matters to pursue it. I did take the initial steps in that direction and have been informed that I have 9 years ((8.5 now)) to make an attempt. I am grateful for that generous time span in particular and Kentucky's intelligent firearm legislation in general. I had replaced the vacancy of my pistol in my fanny pack with DVDs and flyers containing 9/11 Truth, which are actually MUCH more dangerous, so I still felt safe.)
I was promptly contacted again by the Secret Service. The agent said that
he wanted to help me get my guns back. I told him that I already had them back. He then told me that he didn't think I was supposed to have them because I had been to the psych ward. I did not ask the obvious questions of why he was about to help me get them back if I wasn't supposed to have them, or how the Secret Service is not aware of a mundane matter such as this if it wants to be informed, but merely said, and continued to say for some time whenever contact was made, that if I was shown a legal document saying that I could not have firearms that I would immediately surrender them, or preferably give them to my brother. Some of the firearms belonged to him and my nephews and I was merely looking after them. No such documentation was ever produced. On 6/20/06, the Secret Service served a search warrant issued by virtue of a sealed affidavit filed by the agent I had been dealing with and confiscated my firearms again. This time they held on to them. I promptly issued a "yelp!" to my community of 9/11 Truth Activists via the web. This situation was responded to in a very humorous fashion by Dr. Kevin Barrett that can be found here:
So, I continued to work and play and wonder what might happen. I was
presented a summons on 8/16/06 by an excellent U.S. Marshal and was arraigned on 8/17/06 and received a court appointed lawyer. The case is: The United States of America v. Michael Cook; United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky; Criminal Case No. 06-66-WOB. (I am not superstitious, but I think it is worth noting the case number, 666.) I stand accused of a felony weapons violation which carries a maximum of 10 years and $250,000. Again, I have no criminal record at all and a reasonably fine, upstanding background. I was less than enthusiastic about this lawyer's performance and fired him, following the advice of a 9/11 Truth aware lawyer I was connected with thanks to Dr. Jim Fetzer, just prior to a pretrial hearing on 10/6/06. This lawyer very promptly contacted me and I allowed him to remain in my service. (I will spare you the details. What he had to say sounded reasonable and was substantiated by subsequent examination on my part. I also understand, and have considerable empathy for, anyone who has difficulty coming to grips with the reality of 9/11, which remains relevant to this case regardless of any irrational arguments to the contrary that may be made.)
At the pretrial hearing on 10/6/06, my lawyer filed a motion for me to be
evaluated for mental competency to stand trial. It is my understanding that any reasonable lawyer would want to take this step, and could actually be considered negligent if they did not, give the circumstances. The order was filed on 10/11/06 and I was notified by the U.S. Marshals on 10/26/06 that I am to surrender myself to the Federal Medical Center, 3301 Leestown Rd. Lexington, Ky. 40511-8702 (859-255-6812) today, 11/1/06. I do, of course, intend to comply.
If all goes well, I hope to have a trial soon. I hope to present evidence
of official complicity in the attacks of 9/11/01 at this trial.
I spent 45 days at FMC and was evaluated for about 12 hours during that
time. The evaluation report was due on 1/15/07 and it said that I am not competent to stand trial. Ricky Ray Rector, who wanted to save his dessert for after the execution, was competent to stand trial, but I am not.

On 1/19/07 I learned that the prosecutor has filed a motion for me to be restored to competency. A hearing date has not yet been set.

On 1/30 I learned that there will be no hearing. The judge has issued the order granting the prosecution's request and I will self surrender, again, to the Federal Medical Center by 2:00 on Monday 2/5/07. The law Allows for 4 months, with periodic hearings. I just learned yesterday that extensions can be filed for and would most likely be granted but I don't yet know how long those extensions could extend my stay. After 4 months, if I have still not been "restored to competency", the sensible thing to do would be to dismiss the case. The absurd thing to do, in this absurd world we inhabit, would be to go to the next law and try to have me committed for life. Yes, you heard right, life in "prison" (call it a hospital if you want, you're still locked up) without a trial. IF I get to that point, and I certainly hope that I don't, I will just have to hope and pray that the cavalry comes. They should not be able to do this since I'm not violent. If I'm not a danger to myself or others, they should not be able to this. But, at this point, nothing can surprise me. Also, there's no telling what might happen in prison. I could be forced to defend myself and be called violent or some inmate could just be persuaded to lie.
Best case scenario, I am found competent in short order and get a fair trial where I can present relevant evidence, i.e. the WHY and HOW I was placed in the psych ward in the first place at the very least, evidence that 9/11 was an inside job at the very best.
Second best scenario, they keep me and F with me as long and as much as they can and the case is dismissed.
Third scenario, I'll need a rescue. What did Alanis Morriset say? "The fire trucks are coming up around the bend."
Inshalla, Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise, I won't get to that point.

As of Thrusday Feburary 08, 2007 Michael has not arrived at the FMC, and does not know when he will arrive, or if he will be going to the FMC mailing address listed below. Upadates will be added when they are known.
Mailing address at the Federal Medical Center- (FMC- Free Mike Cook!)

Michel Cook
P.O. Box 14500
Lexington, Ky. 40512-4500

The case can be followed on this site You have to register and there's an eight cent charge per page. The case is the USA v.s. Michael Cook 06-66 Eastern District of Kentucky, Northern Division at Covington.

Keith Olbermann MSNBC Outsourcing G overnment, pt 1 of 4

"Keith Olbermann of MSNBC seems to be
catching on about 9/11
I have to admit it's kind of disorienting
to hear the truth on network television,
but hey, don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

1. No credible terrorist plot has been uncovered
in the US since 9/11
2. The UK terror plot which involved supposed
onboard bomb-making is a total fraud - but that doesn't
stop Homeland Security from harassing air travelers
3. Bush lies about these stories with such wild
that veteran intelligence officials say they often
can not
follow what he's talking about
Are people finally waking up a bit? Let's hope.