Saturday, December 03, 2005
Avian flu in Jakarta; Plame leak case ruling mystery blank pages
|Jakarta: Avian Flu Virus 'All Over City'|
by J. Grant Swank, Jr.
Dec 2, 2005
|Fear is spreading. So is the bird flu.
In Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, officials admit that "it's very serious. Based on our research, the virus has spread all over the city."
Leak Ruling Has Mystery, 8 Blank Pages
There are eight blank pages in the public version of a decision the federal appeals court in Washington issued in February. The decision ordered two reporters to be jailed unless they agreed to testify before a grand jury investigating the disclosure of the identity of a C.I.A. operative, Valerie Wilson. What is in those pages is one of the enduring mysteries in the investigation.
In a filing yesterday, the special prosecutor in the case, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, told the court that he had no objection to the unsealing of parts of those pages, and he gave hints about what they say.
Posted at 09:44 am by citizenmom
Sunday, November 27, 2005
Italia Federici very important connections
Posted at 10:03 am by citizenmom
Friday, July 15, 2005
Congress talks the talk on China bid for Unocol
C-Span archive for July 7, 2005
House Armed Services Cmte. Hearing on Possible Merger of China Oil with Unocal
The House Armed Services Cmte. holds a hearing on the potential national security implications in the possible merger of the China National Offshore Oil Corporation with Unocal Corporation. Witnesses include Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), James Woolsey, Central Intelligence Agency Director (1993-1995), Richard D'Amato, U.S.-China Security Review Commission, and Frank Gaffney, Center for Security Policy.
7/13/2005: WASHINGTON, DC: 2 hr. 30 min.
Don't miss this. Rep. Jones spoke about unfair trade agreements and bemoaned an asleep public - he hopes we wake up.
Posted at 05:53 pm by citizenmom
Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Where are all the people on this issue?
Why do our federal elected representatives in Congress, and the President, believe they can impose this REAL I.D. requirement on the states to have a "uniform" state-issued identification? Let me tell you why. The reason is because the elected officials in the states are cowards. All the state governors have to do is say no, absolutely not. We don't believe this requirement is constitutional, therefore, we are not going to create a "biometric" card, nor are we going to create a database of citizens which must be shared with other states and the federal government.
The argument for impostion of the card has been that the September 11, 2001 "hijackers" had obtained drivers' licenses in states. What the federal government doesn't tell you is that the hijackers were permitted into this country in many cases on "fake" VISAS. The regulation of the VISAS is under jurisdiction of the federal government.
This morning on Fox News Fox 'n Friends, Republican Congressman "forget his name - he didn't show his real I.D." said the reason for the Real I.D. was because the 9'11 hijackers had obtained drivers' licenses. He said the Real I.D. cards won't be able to be manipulated. I'll go into this more later when I review what has been stated by this congressman and others.
I know it is not enough to simply say this is a threat to our liberty. Our individual liberty. You want more to convince you to get off your butt and call your state's governor and state general assembly.
I'll work on that this afternoon. I just wanted to let you all know this issue is not to be ignored just because Congress passed the act. You can have a say, and you can change the course of history.
You can remain a free citizen, but only if you defeat the Real I.D. in your state.
Watch for the justification for the national id card soon after states cave in to the Real I.D.
It'll be easier for traveling, easier for voting, easier for banking, easier for seeking a job or post-high school education. Just one number to identify you, what could be easier.
You can't say you haven't been warned.
Posted at 02:33 pm by citizenmom
Friday, September 24, 2004
Lou dobbs has a book published, right. No left. Well, he had believability on his series, Exporting America, before this. Now he doesn't have the same level of credibility. One could argue, what about Hannity, and his book. same, if Hannity were on a origram by himself. But Hannity is co-host on Fox with Colmes. Dobbs is by himself. too bad.
Mike Barnicle, lost credibility long ago. Now he's with New York Daily News. He's on Imus, OK I do switch from Fox to CNN to MSNBC early morning and stick with Fox most of the evening.
And here is Barnicle, on Imus, continuing to spread this falsity about George Bush's national guard service. "He left early."
Are these people not wearing their thinking caps? Bush fulfilled the requirements of his national guard service, period, end of story.
Smart Imus, CBS sticking to we think the contents are accurate, (of the Memo), just can't quite verify those documents. Imus says, they sound like they are drunk. Yup, Imus they are drunk alright, drunk on their own power.
The CBS story has propelled all of us into a new world - one where WE have power - we find the truth and spread the truth, no matter what that truth shows.
Posted at 07:49 am by citizenmom
Thursday, June 17, 2004
Dobbs is spinning so says
April 26, 2004 issue Forbes Magazine The Great Offshore Wimp-out by Kerry A. Dolan with David Whelan
Posted at 09:55 pm by citizenmom
Wednesday, June 09, 2004
That's right. MATRIX is now the term for government's in ter con nected system to track, uaham criminals. A recent report claimed this was being disabled in PA, but who buys that?
Now also, do not forget FEMA. Was FEMA in New York in the day or two before September 11, 2001.
When former NY Mayor Rudi G. testified before the 9/11 Commission, he said, I really perked up when I heard this, he said there were mock emergency exercises which were ongoing in the days before 9/11. NOBODY on the 9/11 Panel asked him anything at all about this astounding revelation. Actually, confirmation, since many in the net community were well aware that there had been reportedly such mock exercises, which by the way, included faking a crash into one of the buildings in NY.
Will research more about this and update.
Posted at 08:55 am by citizenmom
Friday, February 20, 2004
Hey, thanks to all who posted comments to the blog topic Exporting America Lou Dobbs specials - Dec. 17, 2003 date!
Sorry I haven't posted here for a while, I've been busy starting my Conspirannoyya blog
, adding to my online "This Is Not A Conspiracy Theory," and gathering more info about those suspicious touch-screen voting machines and the controversy surrounding them!
Back to Lou. (www.cnn.com/lou) Today, Dobbs was in excellent form interviewing Tom Peters about outsourcing of jobs, what kind of jobs have replaced the jobs that have been exported, etc. In fact, the pair ended up agreeing on a point or two.
LOU DOBBS TONIGHThttp://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/ldt.html
Go back through most of the previous dates for the series - Dobbs is excellent!
Another very important interview was with David Dill, computer expert who is well-known for criticism of touch-screen voting machines which lack a voter verified paper trail.
Just a second...
Kerry Set For Victory; States Consider Limiting Outsourcing
Aired February 17, 2004 - 18:00 EThttp://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0402/17/ldt.00.html
Posted at 07:16 pm by citizenmom
Wednesday, December 17, 2003
Exporting America Lou Dobbs specials
Do not miss these series. May have begun back in June 2003.
Lou Dobbs Exporting America CNN
Lou Dobbs Broken Borders CNN
Guest panelists have been extremely interesting.
The Dec. 17th Exporting America segment focused in part on the "outsourcing of jobs to India" and other countries. One of the guests started to run down a list of companies outsourcing, then left us with a shocker when revealing that Housing and Urban Development also outsources jobs, to India. There just wasn't time to go into more detail, so search for yourselves.
A, B, C Outsourcing jobs
More agencies of federal government which can outsource jobsFebruary 12, 2001 with links
The following is only part of the transcript. The segment featured a report about California considering allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote
Dec. 16, 2003 transcript Lou Dobbs serieshttp://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/ldt.htmlDec. 16, 2003 transcript
Lou Dobbs is just terrific interviewer. He asks point blank.
DOBBS: Last week's boycott by illegal alien advocacy groups in southern California was driven by, of course, the repeal of a law granting driver's licenses to illegal aliens. Now a new UCLA-funded study goes even further, calling for voting rights for illegal aliens, and that caught our attention despite all of the other distractions in this country. Casey Wian has the story from Los Angeles.
CASEY WIAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center has released a study laying out a road map for securing voting rights for non-citizens, including illegal aliens. Voting rights attorney and UCLA law school lecturer Joaquin Avila wrote the paper.
JOAQUIN AVILA, UCLA LAW SCHOOL: Either you lessen the restrictions on the citizenship process, or you make some changes on the requirements for voting. But the important thing is, is that we have a growing segment in our society that contributes to the economy, pays taxes, is subject to the military, and yet is not able to participate effectively in the political process. There's something wrong with that.
WIAN: Avila points out that non-citizens are the majority in a dozen California cities and more than a quarter of the population in 85. He calls the law preventing them from voting "political apartheid." Opponents of expanded rights for illegal aliens are fighting back.
RON PRINCE, SAVE OUR STATE: People who are here illegally do not have a constitutional right to vote in our elections. They would like to have them. And since we are rolling over, as it were, giving up the sovereignty of our border, the integrity of our border, giving up our claim on national security in order to make it easy for illegals to come here, why not give up the protection of our voting rights?
WIAN: Prince is one of the original backers of California's Proposition 187, which sought to deny government benefits to illegal aliens. Voters approved it in 1994, but court challengers and former governor Gray Davis kept it from becoming law. Now supporters are gathering signatures for a similar measure for next fall's election. It would amend the state constitution and require government workers to verify the legal status of those applying for government benefits or a driver's license. It would also invalidate the Metricula Consular (ph) Mexican ID cards many government agencies and banks now accept.
The updated version of Proposition 187 makes no mention of schools because federal law requires public education regardless of immigration status. Supporters hope that will allow the measure to survive court challenges. The state's legislative analyst estimate it would save taxpayers more than $100 million a year -- Lou.
DOBBS: Casey, thank you. I mean, that is a stunning report. And it has the imprimatur of UCLA, one of the nation's most respected universities, calling for voting rights for illegal aliens?
WIAN: Well, a UCLA spokeswoman called me after my interview with Mr. Avila today, trying, it seemed, to distance the university from this study. She said it's not a UCLA report. And I asked her, Well, isn't the UCLA Chicano research organization funded by the university, and she said, Yes, partially, also by the University of California. It has obviously troubled some people at UCLA.
It didn't make much -- many waves here in the local media, in part because so much attention was being focused on the boycott last week that you mentioned. Only a couple of newspapers, none of the big newspapers in the state even covered the story when the study was released late last week, Lou.
DOBBS: Not to put too fine a point on it, Casey, but when you have boycotts by illegal immigrant advocacy groups calling for driver's licenses, which is by any -- by any reasonable standard, a privilege that is granted to U.S. citizens, and now calling for voting rights without citizenship -- what is emboldening these people to think that this is even rational? And what in the world are the state officials of the state of California doing?
WIAN: Well, I think what it demonstrates is the increasing polarization of people in California over the issue of illegal aliens. As we mentioned in our report, we have people trying to bring back a new version of Proposition 187, which would deny most social services to illegal aliens. That was very controversial here. A lot of people thought it was gone for good.
Yet you've also seen some evidence of politicians knuckling under to the will of illegal alien advocacy groups. Just witness Governor Gray Davis -- former governor Gray Davis's flip-flop on the issue of driver's licenses for illegal aliens. Many people saw that as a clear pandering to the Latino vote. Ultimately, it did not work for him, and as we know, he was recalled. Governor Schwarzenegger was quoted in one of the papers that did cover this issue as saying he does not favor voting rights for non-citizens, Lou.
DOBBS: And he made it clear that he would see that SB-60, as it was called, permitting illegal aliens to have driver's licenses, would be repealed. It's remarkable, this story. That's why we're following it here day in and day out because it's critically important. Along with Proposition 187, Casey, perhaps someone in California might think about also another component in this, and that would be severe, heavy penalties against companies and businesses that hire illegal aliens because they are certainly, as we have learned here, a big part of the problem. Casey Wian...
WIAN: We haven't seen a proposal yet, but we might some day, Lou.
DOBBS: OK. Casey Wian, as always, thank you, sir. Outstanding.
We want to hear from you on this issue in tonight's poll. The question: Do you believe illegal aliens should have voting rights in this country? Yes or no. It's that simple. Cast your vote at cnn.com/lou. We'll have the results for you later in the broadcast.
RelatedPerformance review report on HUD
The Department of Housing and Urban Development's Use of Performance Based Management
Virginia L. Thomas is Senior Fellow of Government Studies at The Heritage Foundation.
HUD's first report on its performance with taxpayer dollars missed an opportunity to provide the Congress and the public with a truthful, objective depiction of what is working and what is not working at HUD to reduce poverty in America. Six years ago, a study of HUD's ineffectiveness and inefficiencies by the National Academy of Public Administration stated that, "If after five years, HUD is not operating under a clear legislative mandate and in an effective, accountable manner, the President and Congress should seriously consider dismantling the department and moving its programs elsewhere."18
We can only hope that future Performance Reports will live up to the expectations that Congress, in its wisdom of passing the Government Performance and Results Act, had. http://www.heritage.org/Research/GovernmentReform/Test092600.cfm
Virginia L. Thomas Senior Fellow of Government Studies at The Heritage Foundation.
Posted at 07:06 pm by citizenmom
Monday, December 15, 2003
Radio talk show talkers still bring up the Gore comment about the Internet. Did he invent it? Did he create it?
According to salon.com writer and a blog writer, Gore didn't say he "invented" the internet.
Seth Finkelstein's Infothought blog
Did Gore invent the Internet? By Scott Rosenberg WIRED
Subject: [firstname.lastname@example.org: FC: Al Gore: "I took the initiative in creating the Internet"] message
So what are the facts surrounding creating the Internet? OK, only the true computer geeky kinda people would know how the Internet was created, and when, and here's what one of em, obviously, says:
I agree that his Internet quote was definitely reformed, mostly as a shameless political tool against Gore, but he still lied. He said, "I took the initiative in creating the Internet" despite the fact that he was just graduating from college at the dawn of ARPANET.
Sure, he may have contributed to the Internet - I don't know anything about that in particular - but to say that he "took the initiative" in creating something that was already there before he had any affect on it was still a pretty blatant lie.http://www.livejournal.com/community/geeks/657954.html
Well, that's what I wondered. Gore still is a puff piece. I was thinking just before I found this next item, that even if Gore in some way was alone in seeing the value of the "internet" before it was the free exchange of information that it is, wouldn't he, as a Democrat, want to place restrictions on profiteering from the internet?
And now we find even more proof he's a puff piece.Stephen H. Foerster Creating the InternetIncredibly, while some gleefully mock Goreís gaffe, others defend his astonishing claim. Vinton Cerf, himself sometimes called "Father of the Internet" for co-creating TCP/IP, defended Goreís claim on the basis that Goreís legislative positions have supported subsidizing research on information technology. David Farber, another early participant in the Internetís development, agreed, and added that by using the term "information superhighway" Gore helped to popularize the new medium.
It is unfortunate but cannot be helped if a few important figures from the Internetís past choose to defend Gore through hagiographic revisions of history. Worse, however, is that Goreís political opponents have missed the greater deception in Goreís statement. Itís not just that Al Gore specifically did not create the Internet specifically, itís that politicians do not create anything, they merely redistribute and destroy.
Posted at 02:45 pm by citizenmom