Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Guessing at "Jericho's" Conspiracy Theory

I have been watching CBS television's new mystery adventure series JERICHO about mysterious nuclear explosions that take out a number of American cities -- but obviously is an attack well short of full blown nuclear war. The residents of the small Kansas town are left without electricity, food, outside communications and soon fall prey to local criminals, as well as murderous looting private military contractors (shades of Iraq?). However, there is at least one new resident whose secretive actions seen by the audience suggest he had advance notice. And then there are those food aid pallets dropped from Chinese transport planes and including leaflets from our Chinese friends. However, we are left to wonder why some of the rigging of the pallets plainly is U.S. military issue.
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During a DC911Truth event I listened to the brilliant young Daniel Abrahamson of FalseFlagNews.Com scare the heck out of the audience with a listing of government-sponsored terrorism, impending economic collapse and various war scenarios.

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I began to wonder if Jericho was going to unravel the following scenario: American elites, totally in hock to China, decide to "sell America" to the Chinese for their own benefit. They do so by working with military elites with their own selfish agenda who explode a dozen or so bombs. On Washington, D.C., of course, to eliminate the political elite, and on enough large cities to thoroughly demoralize Americans. Invited by the cooperating elites and surviving politicians, China then comes in as our "best friend" and takes over politically through puppet governments. And you can bet they make sure every single one of the 200,000 million surviving Americans in credit card debt to banks owing China trillions of dollars pay off their debts with interest -- working at jobs paying 98 cents per hour.
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All copies of the Declaration of Independence are quickly burned.
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I don't know how Jericho will turn out, but it does make me think about my July post about that huge Chinese Embassy in Washington - almost as big as the American Embassy in Iraq?? Obviously, it is in the interest of the American and Chinese people to throw off BOTH our governments, the American one that is encouraging us to go into hock to the Chinese government, and the Chinese one that is stealing money from underpaid Chinese workers to do it!


Cindy Sheehan Meets "V"

On November 6, 2006, a lone man in a "V" mask and clothing visited security checkpoints at the White House, the main Treasury Building, the Department of Justice and the Capitol, to deliver a letter and the Petitions for Redress. The video of that enounter is at the bottom of the GiveMeLiberty.Org page. The page includes photos of that encounter and the November 14th protest when several dozen people dressed as "V" showed up at the White House. What fun!
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I came to a November 6 Cindy Sheehan protest which started shortly after "V" left, but you can see Cindy in the video, in gray coat and navy and white scarf at 1 minute 50 seconds and later at 14 minute 36 seconds -- complaining that the White House doesn't take her petitions, like they took "V's."
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Obviously it was a fun protest and the link has made its way on to left, right, libertarian and other lists. The stylization of the movie was impressive and memorable. However the idea of the lone hero blowing up a bunch of government buildings while thousands wear his costume and march on police is a little too macho and authoritarian for me. I still prefer good old fashioned this is me and my face nonviolent action. Photos from the GiveMeLiberty page.


Monday, November 27, 2006

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Imam Arrested at White House Protesting Israel's Olmert



November 13 Muslim cleric Imam Mahdi Bray of Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation did civil disobedience at the White House to protest Israel's oppression and killing of Palestinians in Gaza during Israeli Premier Olmert's visit with George Bush. He is sitting on the ground with his son. See my video.

Terrorist Photogaphers Stalking Metro??

That title is even more sensationalist than the title of Jim Bovard's recent blog entry on the same topic My Latest Terrorist Tendencies.
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I was subwaying into Washington last night when I learned of a grave new terrorist peril. The train’s driver kept repeating, “For safety and security reasons, please do not take pictures or video recordings of Metro trains and buses.” He recited this core message with often mystifying enunciation after each subway station. To jazz up the rendition, he occasionally added ominously at the end of the announcement: “POLICE WILL BE NOTIFIED.”. . .
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I took some photos of a subway train entering the Tenleytown station a few weeks ago. To my untrained eye, the photos all looked like crap, thanks to my camera savvy and the dim lighting in the station. But to experts at Homeland Security, the blurs might contain a secret message for Al Qaeda.
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The article continues its commentary on growing facism in an entertaining fashion. I commented on his blog entry that I must really be a terrorist and described the photos I recently had taken on the train. Then the next day I went out and took some even better ones. Here's what I described.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Friday, November 10, 2006

Election Protests at the White House

There were several, on Election Day - and the day before and the day after - to protest the warmongering Republican Congress -- and tell the victorious Democrats we expected them to get out of Iraq, to NOT attack Iran, and to Impeach Bush! See photos here. And see the following videos: 11-06-06 Gold Star Families at White House, Election 2006 - Mourn & Celebrate! (music video), and 11-08-06 White House Protest - Dont Attack Iran/Impeach Bush.
Arch troublemakers (from left in pink) Ann Wright, Reverand Yearwood, David Swanson and Cindy Sheehan.
Partying as the warmongering Republicans lose the House and Senate -- to be replaced by the Democrats who at least have a large base who want peace, even if the leadership is dependent on pro-war contributors and lobbyists.

Secessionists' Burlington Declaration

The first North American Secessionist Convention met in Vermont November 3-5, 2006. Sponsored by the Middlebury Institute, it drew 43 people from 16 secessionist organizations in 18 states.
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Paul Nussbaum of the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote an very interesting article - Latter-day secessionists of all stripes convene in Vermont - which stated in part:
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The First North American Secessionist Convention, billed as the first national gathering of secessionists since the Civil War, included an eclectic mix of conservatives, liberals, libertarians, left-wing Green Party zealots, and right-wing Christian activists.
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They joined folks from such disparate groups as the League of the South, the Confederate Legion, the Free State Project, Christian Exodus, Free Hawaii, the Alliance for Democracy, the Abbeville Institute, and the Center for Democracy and the Constitution.
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All agreed on one thing: their disdain for "the empire" of modern America. The latter-day separatists inveighed against government intrusion, the influence of corporations, and the loss of individual freedoms. They castigated the Patriot Act, the war in Iraq, and corruption in Congress.
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"Reform is useless. Rebellion and revolution are useless," said Kirkpatrick Sale, a New York author who organized the session. "What is left? Secession."... The obvious challenge for the group was finding a way to make its effort more than just an intellectual exercise.
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The convention issued the Burlington Declaration
outlining "the following principles as representing the truths of natural law and historical experience." The first two read:
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1. Any political entity has the right to separate itself from a larger body of which it is a part and peaceably to establish its independence as a free and legitimate state in the eyes of the world.
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2. Governments are instituted among peoples, deriving their just powers from the consent of their citizens, and whenever any form of government becomes destructive of the legitimate goals of life, liberty, prosperity, and self-determination, it is the right of the people in democratic fashion to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government in such form as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
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Read the rest at Secession.Net.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Women - Expose Male Bad Behavior or Die?

This article zapped home to me today a concept a few of us bantered about on Code Pink's women's day September 20 at Camp Democracy - how the peace movement and especially the women's movement has to be more and more focused on exposing male bad behavior, political and even personal.
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Much as many men will throw up the examples of women like Margaret Thatcher or Hillary Clinton to "prove" that ALL women can be as bad as SOME men... it's still true that males have created and defend our most evil institutions of death and destruction and mostly control and staff them.
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Similarly, men have a higher rate of committing the most obnoxious personal acts, from using or threatening violence to settle interpersonal disputes, to abusing women and children, to cheating on women with other women - or men, to drinking/drugging/gambling/etc., mostly to anesthesize the pain of having to excuse all this bad behavior in themselves and other males.
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Women certainly engage in our share of bad behaviors - the most important of which, to me, being EXCUSING and COVERING UP male bad behavior, politically and personally.
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Obviously the woman soldier below committed suicide rather than fight to expose the horrible torture techniques she witnessed. Her death is a symbol of the deaths all women die in wars because so many of us will not expose and fight bad male behavior, personal and political.
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EXCERPT: Revealed: U.S. Soldier Killed Herselft After Objecting to Interrogation Techniques by Greg Mitchell (November 01, 2006)
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...Now we learn that one of the first female soldiers killed in Iraq died by her own hand after objecting to interrogation techniques used on prisoners.
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She was Army specialist Alyssa Peterson, 27, a Flagstaff, Az., native serving with C Company, 311th Military Intelligence BN, 101st Airborne. Peterson was an Arabic-speaking interrogator assigned to the prison at our air base in troubled Tal-Afar in northwestern Iraq. According to official records, she died on Sept. 15, 2003, from a “non-hostile weapons discharge.” ...
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...When the documents of the official investigation of her death arrived, they contained bombshell revelations. Here’s what the Flagstaff public radio station, KNAU, where Elston now works, reported yesterday: Peterson objected to the interrogation techniques used on prisoners. She refused to participate after only two nights working in the unit known as the cage. Army spokespersons for her unit have refused to describe the interrogation techniques Alyssa objected to. They say all records of those techniques have now been destroyed. [See link for remainder of article.]
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At left a photo of a woman and child killed by bad Israeli male behavior in Lebanon, Summer of 2006.
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For a more positive spin on all this see my article Woman v. the Nation State.