Month: January 2008

"Cyber Storm" Pegs Bloggers, Reporters as Terrorists

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“Cyber Storm” Pegs Bloggers, Reporters as Terrorists

Kurt Nimmo
Truth News
January 31, 2008


In heavily redacted documents released by the Ministry of Homeland Security, we learn that the State Department, Pentagon, Justice Department, CIA, National Security Agency and other leviathan agencies consider “hackers, bloggers and even reporters” a threat to national security.

In “dozens of detailed, mock disasters,” the Associated Press reports, these “villains” launch “electronic attacks” against “computers at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.” Adding to the treason, a “major news network” refuses to air its sources when reporting the fictional attacks, as of course we know the media is expected to serve the state. In the real, non-Bushzarro world, of course, the corporate media would never run such a story, but never mind, the Ministry would have us believe it is the 1970s, back when newspapers on occasion ran investigative journalism.

“The $3 million, invitation-only war game simulated what the U.S. described as plausible attacks over five days in February 2006 against the technology industry, transportation lines and energy utilities by anti-globalization hackers,” the Associated Press continues. In other words, as the Ministry would have it, “plausible attacks” come not from an imaginary al-Qaeda, the CIA created terror group, but rather from people opposed to the globalist plan to turn the world into a slave plantation based on the China model.

Other enemies are likely enumerated in the document, not that we will ever know because the “government censored most of the 328 pages it turned over.”

On the other hand, the government wants you to know bloggers are suspect and would “reveal locations of railcars with hazardous materials,” while reporters can be easily “duped into spreading ‘believable but misleading’ information” that would lead to “confusing the public and financial markets.”

All the more reason to destroy what’s left of the Constitution and impose martial law, no doubt.

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Michael Shermer, the Self-Described Skeptic Turns Gullible on 911

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Michael Shermer, the Self-Described Skeptic Turns Gullible on 911


Michael Shermer, of Skeptic Magazine, claims to have debunked the 911 Truth Movement. In fact, he doesn’t understand it. Shermer tars the movement with a broad and fallacious brush, absurdly comparing the 911 truth movement with Holocaust denial, a fallacious smear that misstates the 911 position. Holocaust deniers, in fact, have more in common with Bush and his defenders: both deny the nature and the scope of the crime of 911.

No holes, no Holocaust. No melted steel, no Al-Qaeda attack. The parallels are equal, and equally flawed. And just as I never imagined that Holocaust denial would wend its way into the mainstream press (Irving’s trial was front page news for months), after my above conversation with the filmmaker I never imagined that 9/11 denial would get media legs. But now it has legs for days, and so we have been forced to provide a public response. To read our complete analysis of the claims of the 9/11 conspiracy theorists, go here.

Michael Shermer, 9/11 “Truthers” a Pack of Liars

At the very outset, Shermer’s misstatement of fact discredits his article. Knowledgeable “truthers” have not denied the existence of “molten steel”. It is the existing video tapes of molten steel that, in themselves, utterly disprove the official conspiracy theory of George W. Bush and those who would continue to cover up this crime. Steel melts at much higher temperatures that could possibly have been reached in the brief and relatively cool fires in all of the towers that fell that day. Additionally, Shermer’s analogy collapses. Bush himself, the architect of what will ultimately prove to be the biggest cover up in history is more to be compared with holocaust deniers than are the growing legion who demand that the 911 white wash be ended now! Bush defenders likewise persist in a common fallacy, labeling those who demand an investigation as “conspiracy theorists”. Rather, the only theory that has been forward is the outlandish and absurdly improbable “official conspiracy” put forward by George W. Bush. Until recently, Shermer had played the role of the great skeptic. We can now put that to rest. No one who buys into the official 911 conspiracy theory could possibly be a skeptic. The better word is: Gullible. The dictum of a true skeptic is this:


Shermer would have us ignore this important and prudent dictum. Bush and his partisans put forward a “theory”, an “official conspiracy theory” for which there is not a shred of hard evidence in support of it –let alone a proof. The burden of proving –at least supporting –Bush’s idiotic theory rests with Bush. Shermer, a self-professed “skeptic” should know that. He is no skeptic.
Bush has opposed a Congressional investigation and when the 911 commission was created Bush tried to interfere with it.

(CBS) President Bush took a few minutes during his trip to Europe Thursday to voice his opposition to establishing a special commission to probe how the government dealt with terror warnings before Sept. 11.Mr. Bush said the matter should be dealt with by congressional intelligence committeees.CBS News Correspondent Bill Plante reports that Mr. Bush said the investigation should be confined to Congress because it deals with sensitive information that could reveal sources and methods of intelligence. Therefore, he said, the congressional investigation is “the best place” to probe the events leading up to the terrorist attacks.

CBS News: Bush Opposes 9/11 Query Panel

Just recently, it has been learned that former 9/11 Commission executive director Philip Zelikow interfered with the 9/11 report, now eschewed by the co-chairs of the committee.

According to the book, Zelikow had failed to inform the commission at the time he was hired that he was instrumental in helping Condoleezza Rice set up Bush’s National Security Council in 2001. Some panel staffers believe Zelikow stopped them from submitting a report depicting Rice’s performance prior to 9/11 as “amount[ing] to incompetence.”

In his book, Shenon also says that while working for the panel, Zelikow appears to have had private conversations with former White House political director Karl Rove, despite a ban on such communication, according to Holland. Shenon reports that Zelikow later ordered his assistant to stop keeping a log of his calls, although the commission’s general counsel overruled him, Holland wrote.

Key 9/11 Commission Staffer Held Secret Meetings With Rove, Scaled Back Criticisms of White House

Earlier, evidence from the crime scenes in New York and the Pentagon was hauled off and disposed of. Last time I checked –the destruction of evidence was a felony.

Steel was the structural material of the buildings. As such it was the most important evidence to preserve in order to puzzle out how the structures held up to the impacts and fires, but then disintegrated into rubble. Since no steel-framed buildings had ever collapsed due to fires, the steel should have been subjected to detailed analysis. So what did the authorities do with this key evidence of the vast crime and unprecedented engineering failure? They recycled it!Some 185,101 tons of structural steel have been hauled away from Ground Zero. Most of the steel has been recycled as per the city’s decision to swiftly send the wreckage to salvage yards in New Jersey. The city’s hasty move has outraged many victims’ families who believe the steel should have been examined more thoroughly. Last month, fire experts told Congress that about 80% of the steel was scrapped without being examined because investigators did not have the authority to preserve the wreckage. 1 The bulk of the steel was apparently shipped to China and India. The Chinese firm Baosteel purchased 50,000 tons at a rate of $120 per ton, compared to an average price of $160 paid by local mills in the previous year.

The Expeditious Destruction of the Evidence at Ground Zero

A real investigation would have admitted this testimony in evidence. Real skeptics believe in the “burden of proof” and the burden of proof has always been on the Bush administration. A true skeptic would demand that this evidence be released immediately. A true skeptic would not have come to a conclusion without this evidence being examined publicly by experts in a way that would allow its public verification.There are, in fact, New York fighters –on video tape –stating: 1) molten steel was found at the base of the collapsed towers; 2) they heard rapid explosions as the towers collapsed in a free fall.

Bush Crimes on Video

Even as forensic evidence was being destroyed, Bush seized the initiative, exploited the shock to ram through congress measures that flout the separation of powers, measures that rescind Due Process of Law, habeas corpus, the presumption of innocence, measures that violate US Constitutional obligations to Geneva, Nuremberg and other principles of International Law.

Our reporters were initially avoided by Moore, but he subsequently decided to approach We Are Change.org/ Infowars.com reporters for a discussion.Moore brought up his lingering questions on 9/11, which are a clear departure from the ‘government negligence’ picture he painted in his film Fahrenheit 9/11, released some three years ago.Moore told reporters, “I’ve had a number of firefighters tell me over the years and since Fahrenheit 9/11 that they heard these explosions– that they believe there’s MUCH more to the story than we’ve been told. I don’t think the official investigations have told us the complete truth– they haven’t even told us half the truth.”

Michael Moore: 9/11 Could Be Inside Job

Moore’s interest in 911 may have been peaked by the established fact: no identifiable airliner wreckage was ever found in the Pentagon debris. Moreover, as I detailed in a previous article, the “official” account of the burials at Arlington National Cemetary is shot through with inaccuracies, internal inconsistencies and inconsistencies with forensic accounts. As far as we know, none of those said to have been buried at Arlington were! Additionally, witnesses described a much smaller aircraft –certainly not an airliner, certainly not Flight 77!

I submit that if Bush and his guilty minions truly want to put this issue to rest they need only release all of the footage from all of the cameras that had been trained on the Pentagon and, in fact, photographed whatever it was that crashed and disappeared into the tiny little hole!

I challenge the Bush administration to release all of that footage! Let us find out –once and for all time –what it was that crashed into the Pentagon. Let us find out if the Bush administration is innocent of mass murder and high treason –capital crimes! If the Bush administration were innocent, it would release every photograph. If the Bush administration were innocent of the capital crimes for which there is probable cause now to try them, it would respond positively to my challenge. It would release all of the footage. It would –if it were innocent –put this issue to rest.The following remarks, I address directly to Mr. Shermer. Mr. Shermer, your analogy is transparently fallacious! You deny the crime of 911, as both Holocaust deniers and minions of the Third Reich denied the crimes of Adolph Hitler.

It is against such a background that these defendants now ask this Tribunal to say that they are not guilty of planning, executing, or conspiring to commit this long list of crimes and wrongs. They stand before the record of this Trial as bloodstained Gloucester stood by the body of his slain king. He begged of the widow, as they beg of you: “Say I slew them not.” And the Queen replied, “Then say they were not slain. But dead they are…” If you were to say of these men that they are not guilty, it would be as true to say that there has been no war, there are no slain, there has been no crime.

–Justice Robert Jackson, Summation for the Prosecution by Justice Robert Jackson

Mr. Shermer, if you subscribe to the official story, if you support Bush’s decision not to investigate, if you dare compare those demanding truth with those who historically sought to cover it up, you become the new Gloucester! You would have us say: there have been no official lies, there are no slain, there has been no crime! Additional resources




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Sending a message – Update on Bush/Cheney indictment for war crimes from BRATTLEBORO, VT

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Thursday, January 31

It may be a purely symbolic gesture, but the upcoming Town Meeting vote on whether Brattleboro should indict President Bush and Vice President Cheney certainly raised the ire of conservatives all over the country.

The Municipal Center was swamped this week with nasty phone calls and e-mails, many containing language unprintable in this newspaper.

The level of rage from those who still believe that President Bush can do no wrong is astounding to behold. But while we’re surprised there are still that many people in America who support Bush, we understand their rage.

Put yourself in the shoes of a diehard Bush supporter. You believed President Bush would avenge the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, but Osama bin Laden has never been captured and Afghanistan remains a safe haven for al-Qaida.

You believed that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and that Iraq posed a grave threat to America, but the WMDs turned out to have never existed and all the rationales for war turned out to be lies (see www. publicintegrity.org/WarCard for a fully searchable database of hundreds of false statements issued by the Bush administration in the two years after 9/11.

You believed him when President Bush stood on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003, below a banner that read “Mission Accomplished,” and proclaimed that major combat operations in Iraq were over. Now, nearly 4,000 Americans and about 1 million Iraqis have died in a conflict that was only supposed to last a few weeks and now is about to enter its sixth year.

You believed that President Bush would create a leaner, more efficient government, yet the size of the federal government has expanded and the federal budget surplus he inherited in 2001 is now a $9 trillion deficit.

You believed America would remain the unquestioned No. 1 superpower in the world. Now we’re the No. 1 debtor nation, the dollar is weaker than it has been in decades and our influence on world affairs shrinks by the day.

In the face of all this, some little pipsqueak town in Vermont dares to call your president a war criminal and calls for his indictment and arrest.

We feel your pain. The man you believed was destined for greatness is now headed for the dustbin of history. Future historians will rate George W. Bush as the worst president ever. And the last remnants of the conservative majority you thought would last for decades will likely be swept away in November’s election.

We fully realize that there is absolutely no chance that Brattleboro will indict and arrest Bush and Cheney. But three years ago, impeachment seemed like a crazy idea, too.

Conservatives laughed at Vermont in 2005 when Town Meeting voters around the state approved resolutions calling for Bush’s impeachment. Now, the intransigence of the Democratic Party leadership in Congress is all that’s preventing impeachment from taking place.

Nobody likes to be on the wrong side of history. That’s why we have a certain amount of sympathy for the people who are attacking this town from the safety of their computer keyboards. Everything they believed in has been betrayed by an administration that exploited their trust.

Watching these people reminds us of the late psychologist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’ famous “Five Stages of Grief.” They haven’t really dealt with the first stage, denial and isolation (“Is Bush really that bad? It can’t be.”) Judging from the e-mails we’ve seen, they’re very deep into the second stage, anger. They’re entering the third stage, bargaining (“Maybe if we can find a real conservative like Ronald Reagan, everything will be better.”) Stage four, depression, may be starting to sink in as they see that their presidential choices for 2008 are John McCain or Mitt Romney.

We’re not sure if they will get to the final stage, acceptance (“Maybe John McCain isn’t really that bad, after all.”) We hope they do, eventually. If we as a nation are to eventually recover from the long nightmare that has been the Bush presidency, we’ll need the support of those angry letter writers.


Vt. town hammered over petition to arrest, prosecute Bush and Cheney

4e6e1a61cbfa42068ed4f692bc6ce479 Officials in Brattleboro, Vt., have been inundated with e-mails and phone calls since outsiders learned about a petition that calls for local police to arrest President Bush and Vice President Cheney, the Associated Press says.

The town’s Selectboard approved the measure last Friday, meaning that voters in Brattleboro will be asked to vote on the following resolution in early March:

Shall the Selectboard instruct the Town Attorney to draft indictments against President Bush and Vice President Cheney for crimes against our Constitution, and publish said indictments for consideration by other authorities and shall it be the law of the Town of Brattleboro that the Brattleboro Police, pursuant to the above-mentioned indictments, arrest and detain George Bush and Richard Cheney in Brattleboro if they are not duly impeached, and prosecute or extradite them to other authorities that may reasonably contend to prosecute them?

The Rutland Herald reports that town officials stopped answering the phone on Monday because of the “nastiness” of the calls they were receiving from websurfers across the country. “We’re getting e-mails and phone calls, nasty, nasty e-mails, I’ve only a gotten a few,” Town Clerk Annette Cappy tells the paper. “You couldn’t repeat most of those calls, they are nasty and nasty.”

A518330964224f1cb5235aaa558bb71c The whole thing appears to be a waste of time. AP says none of the officials named in the resolution has the authority to arrest, detain or otherwise prosecute to the president and vice president. “It is largely symbolic,” Kurt Daims, the petition’s author, tells the Herald.

The Vermont Cynic, a student newspaper at the University of Vermont, notes in a story about the controversy that “The White House did not comment on the issue.”

Here’s the statement that town officials posted on their website amid all the hullabaloo about the petition:

On January 25 the Town Clerk’s office received a petition from Brattleboro resident Kurt Daims. Per Town Charter, a petition containing signatures from 5% of Brattleboro voters can be placed on the ballot for a Town-wide vote. Mr. Daims’ petition did contain the required number of signatures. At a meeting on January 25, the Brattleboro Selectboard voted 3-2 to place the petition on the ballot. Reasons given by Board members voting in the affirmative centered on the belief that if a petition contained the required signatures, the voters should have the opportunity to vote on the matter. Reasons given by Board members voting on the dissent centered on the belief that articles outside the scope and authority of the Town should not go before the voters of the Town. The Brattleboro Town Attorney has stated that the petition has no legal standing, as the Town Attorney has no authority to write an indictment and the Town Police Department has no authority to attempt an arrest of the President of the United States.

The Town will vote on the article on March 4.

How would you vote if you lived in Brattleboro? Vote here.

(Photo of Selectboard meeting, top, and Daims taken by Zachary P. Stephens,
Brattleboro Reformer via AP.)


Two out of three US Tax dollars go into military spending, that is SICK!

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Click the above link or the picture to see how our illegally obtained taxes are used.

“Death and Taxes” is a large representational graph of the federal budget. It contains over 400 programs and departments and almost every program that receives over 200 million dollars annually. The data is straight from the president’s 2008 budget request and will be debated, amended, and approved by Congress to begin the fiscal year. All of the item circles are proportional in size to their spending totals and the percentage change from 2007 is included to spot trends and disproportion.

A 12-Step Program to Save US Democracy

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by Mark Crispin Miller | January 31, 2008


Certainly the outlook for democracy seems pretty bleak-and how could it be otherwise? The surest way to make a problem worse is to pretend it isn’t there, which is exactly what our press and politicians have been doing; and the rest is, unfortunately, history.

But history can be changed, as We the People have continually learned, from our refusal of colonial subjection, to our (partial) establishment as a democratic republic, to the abolition of slavery, to the enfranchisement of women, to the end of formal segregation and the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

After that, our progress seemed to stop, and it must now resume: for history can be changed, and for the better, but only through our own unbreakable commitment to, and action for, enlightened policies for the renewal of our democracy. Based squarely on America’s first principles, such policies would not be wholly new, however revolutionary they must sound in these bad, backward times. As it was certain policies that got us into this horrific situation, certain other policies can get us out.

The fact is that We the People are in lousy shape, and must get straight as soon as possible. For we are all addicted to the horse race-and we can’t win, because it’s fixed. And so, before we end up losing everything, we need to pull ourselves together, face the music, and then take all necessary steps to change the tune.

A 12-Step Program to Save US Democracy

1. Repeal the Help America Vote Act (HAVA).
This step will inevitably follow an in-depth investigation of how HAVA came to be.

2. Replace all electronic voting with hand-counted paper ballots (HCPB).
Although politicians and the press dismiss this idea as utopian, the people would support it just as overwhelmingly as national health care, strong environmental measures, US withdrawal from Iraq, and other sane ideas.

3. Get rid of computerized voter rolls.
It isn’t just the e-voting machines that are obstructing our self-government. According to USA Today, thousands of Americans have had their names mysteriously purged from the electronic databases now used nationwide as records of our registration.

4. Keep all private vendors out of our elections.
With their commercial interests, trade secrets and unaccountable proceedings, private companies should have no role in the essential process of republican self-government.

5. Make it illegal for the TV networks to declare who won before the vote-count is complete.
Certainly the corporate press will scream about its First Amendment Rights, but they don’t have the right to interfere with our elections. When they declare a winner BEFORE WE even know if the election was legitimate, they PRE-DEFINE all audits, recounts and even first counts of the vote as the mere desperate measures of “sore losers.”

6. Set up an exit polling system, publicly supported, to keep the vote-counts honest.
Only in America are exit poll results not meant to help us gauge the accuracy of the official count. Here they are meant only to allow the media to make its calls.

7. Get rid of voter registration rules, by allowing every citizen to register, at any post office, on his/her 18th birthday.
Either we believe in universal suffrage or we don’t.

8. Ban all state requirements for state-issued ID’s at the polls.
As the Supreme Court smiles on such Jim Crow devices, we need a law, or Constitutional amendment, to forbid them.

9. Put all polling places under video surveillance, to spot voter fraud, monitor election personnel, and track the turnout.
We’re under surveillance everywhere else, so why not?

10. Have Election Day declared a federal holiday,
requiring all employers to allow their workers time to vote.

No citizens of the United States should ever lose the right to vote because they have to go to work.

11. Make it illegal for Secretaries of State to co-chair political campaigns (or otherwise assist or favor them).
Katherine Harris wore both those hats in Florida in 2000, and, four years later, so did Ken Blackwell in Ohio and Jan Brewer in Arizona. Such Republicans should not have been allowed to do it, nor should any Democrats.

12. Make election fraud a major felony, with life imprisonment–and disenfranchisement–for all repeat offenders.
“Three strikes and you’re out” would certainly befit so serious a crime against democracy.


This comes from Loser Take All: Election Fraud and the Subversion of Democracy, 2000-2008, a new collection of writings by the major Election Integrity people, which IG Publishing will be bringing out in early April.
Mark Crispin Miller

About author

Mark Crispin Miller is the author of Fooled Again: The Real Case for Electoral Reform, which is now out in paperback from Basic Books, with over 100 pages of new material. He may be reached through his blog at markcrispinmiller.com. A movie based on his off-Broadway show, A Patriot Act, is available on DCD at www.patriotnation.us.



My mother and father worked every election for over 40 years in their rural district. Most of those years it was paper ballots. If there were any mistakes made, they were honest. They would spot check and recount on their own as a self audit. Occasionally the counts would go on into the late hours. It worked . We trusted it.

At my last vote, the older gentleman working the election replied when I questioned about the accuracy of the new electronic machines; “We just have to trust that the computers are correct. I wouldn’t do this if I have to count the votes by hand.”

I think we can find enough people in every voting district who care enough to count the paper ballots. Long hours, low pay, no credit, get the blame if something goes wrong. It’s worth it. Kenny

Bill Clinton: Pauperize the Populace to Cure Global Warming – Kurt Nimmo

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Bill Clinton wants you to suffer. “We just have to slow down our economy and cut back our greenhouse gas emissions ’cause we have to save the planet for our grandchildren,” said Bill.

But not to despair because, as usual, all of this suffering and misery will eventually pay off, according to the Bill-miester.

During a “long, and interesting speech” in Denver, Colorado, stumping for his wife the Bilderberg Queen, writes ABC News “blogger” Jake Tapper, Clinton promised all the suffering and sacrifice “could ultimately increase jobs and raise wages with a good energy plan.”

How many times have politicians told us we must trade suffering and sacrifice for a rainbow and pot of gold down the road? Of course, the pay day never arrives and, in a few months or years, more sacrifice is demanded — ever more, endlessly. Remember back in the early 1990s when Bill told us NAFTA would result in more and better paying jobs? Of course, the exact opposite occurred, as good jobs were shipped off to Mexican maquiladoras and ultimately ended up in China where slaves labor under the sadistic whip of authoritarian bureaucrats for fifty cents an hour, if they’re lucky.

Said Clinton: “And maybe America, and Europe, and Japan, and Canada — the rich counties — would say, ‘OK, we just have to slow down our economy and cut back our greenhouse gas emissions ’cause we have to save the planet for our grandchildren.’”

Rich countries? Actually, the average American’s wage and standard of living has fallen sharply since the 1970s. According to official statistics, as of 2004 there were 37 million people living in poverty in 2004, or 12.7% of the population, up from 12.5% in 2003. “Nationally, the poverty rate leveled off last year at 12.6 percent after increasing every year since the decade began. It was a period when the country went through a recession and an uneven recovery that is still sputtering in parts of the Northeast and Midwest,” CBS reported in 2006, and the 2005 census reveals that 16 million Americans — a 32 year high — are living in extreme poverty, defined as a meager $9,903 a year.

Bill would have those grinding away in poverty earn even less and suffer more — to save the planet, of course, never mind that “global warming” is junk science at best.

But then “global warming” and “climate change” are simply the latest in a series of scams to pauperize the populace, as our rulers have long range plans to reduce the planet to a feudal plantation that will make medieval peasantry bonds of manorialism pale by way of comparison.

It makes sense to enlist Bill and his Bilderberg door-stop wife to push this plan. Strangely and yet predictably, millions of Americans listen to Bill, who is a consummate actor and accomplished liar — as most sociopaths are — and people actually like him, thanks to years of corporate media hype, including his “all too human” moment of weakness with Monica Lewinsky.

Unfortunately, as “Paper Collar Joe” Bessimer famously noted, “there’s a sucker born every minute… and two to take ‘em.”


Check out Bill in a another act of diversion and lies.