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> just too too much rich stuff for me to pick from so here it all is.
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> —–Original Message—–
> From: Information Clearing House
> Sent: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 13:21:08 -0700
> To: stuarttroy@webtv.net
> Subject: ICH: Listening to Your Neighbors Die:
>
> “In order that all men might be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all
likewise should learn to hear it.” Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) – Source: The
Rambler, 1750-52
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> “Every man who says frankly and fully what he thinks is so far doing a public
service. We should be grateful to him for attacking most unsparingly our most
cherished opinions.” Sir Leslie Stephen – (1832-1904), literary essayist, author
Source: The Suppression of Poisonous Opinions, 1883
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> =
> “Political correctness is really a subjective list put together by the few to rule
the many — a list of things one must think, say, or do. It affronts the right of
the individual to establish his or her own beliefs.” Mark Berley – Source: Argos,
Spring 1998
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> =
> “There never was an idea stated that woke men out of their stupid indifference but
its originator was spoken of as a crank.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894)
American Poet – Source: Over the Teacups, 1891
>
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> Charge Him or Release Him
>
> Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and
123 Days
> https://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9221.htm
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> ===
>
> Listening to Your Neighbors Die:
>
> “I heard her die,” Williams said. “She cried for two nights, ‘Help. Someone help
me please!’ Then the last time I heard her call it turned into a gurgle. That was
her last cry.
> https://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10194.htm
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> ===
> Must See Video
>
> “Go *uck Yourself, Mr. Cheney!”
>
> Vice President Dick Cheney, in Gulfport, Mississippi on a tour of the Katrina
hurricane zone, was told to “go *uck yourself, Mr. Cheney” twice on live
television
>
> Click here to watch
> https://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10196.htm
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> ===
> Warnings were loud and clear – but still city drowned
>
> This is a must read report
>
> By Giles Whittell
>
> IF THERE is a smoking gun in the Gulf Coast wreckage, it is the hurricane warning
issued by the New Orleans office of the US National Weather Service soon after
10am on August 28, the eve of Katrinas arrival.
> https://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10193.htm
>
> ===
> Katrina + Oil = Profits for Our Kings
>
> By John Perkins
>
> It is time, my fellow Americans, to listen to the words of our Founding Fathers.
Profiteering without representation must go. The destruction of our world, for the
short-term benefit of a new type of royalty, is unacceptable.
> https://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10180.htm
>
> ===
> The Siege of New Orleans
>
> By Mike Whitney
>
> The orders are clear: “Empty the city, Cut off communications between the
citizenry, and Protect private property.” The result is a massive ethnic cleansing
operation that will displace tens of thousands of poor, black residents and pave
the way for Halliburton and other major Bush contributors to rebuild the city at
taxpayer expense. This is the clearest illustration of class-based warfare we have
seen to date, but we expect more will follow.
> https://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10182.htm
>
> ===
> FEMA Packed With Presidents Pals
>
> Campaign pros get top jobs
>
> By Kenneth R. Bazinet
>
> The three top jobs at the Federal Emergency Management Agency under President Bush
went to political cronies with no apparent experience coping with catastrophes.
> https://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10183.htm
>
> ===
> UN Report : Parts Of America Are As Poor As Third World
>
> By Paul Vallely
>
> Parts of the United States are as poor as the Third World, according to a shocking
United Nations report on global Inequality. It reveals that the infant mortality
rate has been rising in the US for the past five years – and is now the same as
Malaysia. America’s black children are twice as likely as whites to die before
their first birthday.
> https://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10186.htm
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> ===
> More than 100 died in a warehouse, waiting for rescue:
>
> A Louisiana congressman says more than 100 people died at a warehouse along a New
Orleans dock. Congressman Charlie Melancon (muh-LAWN’-suhn) says they died as they
waited for rescuers to take them to safety.
> https://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10189.htm
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> ===
> In Nursing Home, a Fight Lost to Rising Waters:
>
> St. Bernard Parish officials say that 32 of the home’s roughly 60 residents died
on Aug. 29, more than a week ago.
> https://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10188.htm
>
> ===
> Four People Die of Water-Borne Illness After Katrin:
>
> Four people died of a water-borne illness they contracted from dirty water
following Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
said
> https://snipurl.com/hjas
>
> ===
> Canadians beat U.S. Army to New Orleans suburb:
>
> A Canadian search-and-rescue team reached a flooded New Orleans suburb to help
save trapped residents five days before the U.S. military, a Louisiana state
senator said on Wednesday.
> https://snipurl.com/hjau
>
> ===
> FEMA Blocking Relief Efforts – An Amazing List –
>
> FEMA blocks 500-boat citizen flotilla from delivering aid – FEMA: “First
Responders Urged Not To Respond”
> https://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10195.htm
>
> ===
> Two Bush 2000 Florida recount aides were rewarded with top FEMA posts:
>
> Reversing an eight-year crusade to rid the now-embattled Federal Emegency
Management Agency of political patronage, a newly elected George W. Bush in 2001
named two key players in his Florida recount fight to important FEMA posts.
> https://snipurl.com/hjaw
>
> ===
> FEMA Announces Debit Cards, Aid for Hurricane Victims :
>
> FEMA officials announced that families in the greatest need of federal assistance
are eligible for debit cards worth as much as $2,000.
> https://www.katv.com/news/stories/0905/258316.html
>
> ===
> National Guard Recruiting The Homless and Hungry
>
> Doling out food to the hungry crowds overflowing Houstons Astrodome, the National
Guard has engaged in ad hoc recruiting in recent days
> https://www.operationflashlight.com/?p=22
>
> ===
> White House says Barbara Bush was making a `personal observation’:
>
> Barbara Bush was making “a personal observation” when she said poor people at a
relocation center in Houston were faring better than before Hurricane Katrina
struck, President Bush’s spokesman said Wednesday.
> https://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10184.htm
>
> ===
> “They’ll Just Spend It On Crack” – Listening To Right Wing Radio:
>
> The New Orleans “welfare riff-raff” have “hit the jackpot” and are going to get
new houses and cars and “we” will all have to pay for “their” windfall. Now “they”
are going to be bringing their “crime” to decent cities.
> https://snipurl.com/hjb0
>
> ===
> Cost to US economy could be ten times greater than 9/11 :
>
> Hurricane Katrina will be by far the costliest disaster in United States history,
requiring $150bn (81bn) to $200bn in relief, clean-up and reconstruction spending
by the federal government, and causing the short-term loss of some 400,000 jobs.
> https://snipurl.com/hjb3
>
> ===
> George Bushs Moral Truth:
>
> Civilized societies protect the weak and vulnerable. When help did come to those
stranded in New Orleans, the sick and the elderly were the last to get out.
> https://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10191.htm
>
> ===
> Frustrated: Fire crews to hand out fliers for FEMA:
>
> The firefighters, thought they were going to be deployed as emergency workers.
They have learned they are going to be community-relations officers for FEMA,
shuffled throughout the Gulf Coast region to disseminate fliers and a phone
number:
> https://www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_3004197
>
> ===
> 16 Bodies Found:
>
> Iraqi police found the bodies of 16 more civilians south of Baghdad. All had been
shot to death.
> https://www.wcsh6.com/home/article.asp?id=26311
>
> ===
> Suicide car bomber kills 15 outside Basra market restaurant
> https://snipurl.com/hjb7
>
> ===
> Two Iraqi civilians killed in blasts in Baghdad:
>
> Two Iraqi civilians were killed and five others, including two mutlinational
forces troops, were injured in two separate booby-trapped car blasts in Baghdad on
Thursday
> https://snipurl.com/hjb8
>
> ===
> 2 Iraqi Soldiers Killed:
>
> Two Iraqi soldiers guarding oil industry assets were killed and another nine
wounded by a roadside bomb in al-Jazeera area, west of Tikrit
> https://snipurl.com/hjb9
>
> ===
> Human rights situation in Iraq of serious concern, UN reports:
>
> The top United Nations envoy in Iraq today voiced serious concern over the human
rights situation in the war-torn country
> https://snipurl.com/hjba
>
> ===
> UN won’t print Iraq constitution:
>
> THE United Nations has refused to start printing Iraq’s draft constitution, yet
again delaying efforts to get millions of copies to voters before a referendum on
October 15.
> https://snipurl.com/hjbc
>
> ===
> Iraq War Going Worse Than Expected, Say Americans :
>
> 52 per cent of respondents believe things for U.S. troops are going worse than
expected.
> https://snipurl.com/hjbe
>
> ===
> War protests hit home:
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> Cindy Sheehan stops at Hastert’s office in Batavia
> https://snipurl.com/hjbf
>
> ===
> Cindy Sheehan:
>
> Bring Them Home Now Tour:
> https://www.bringthemhomenowtour.org/
>
> ===
> Blair: The stench of hypocrisy:
>
> Who has killed more? – insurgents and suicide terrorists, or the armies of America
and Britain? Well, any rational appraisal of the unlawfully killed in Iraq and
Afghanistan will quickly show that Britain and America have killed far, far more
people than any gang of terrorists.
> https://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10181.htm
>
> ===
> The Outer Limits of Empire:
>
> An Interview with Howard Zinn
> https://www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?pid=20715
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> A deadly trail : Who supplied Iraqs WMD? :
>
> Transmission of the anthrax, constitutes a breach of international law by the US,
and that it is now the British governments responsibility to report the matter to
the United Nations Security Council.
> https://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10187.htm
>
> ===
> Radiological materials not secured for months after Iraq invasion:
>
> The US Defense Department failed to secure sources of radiological material in
Iraq for six months after the US invasion in 2003, during which period some were
looted or scattered, a congressional watchdog said.
> https://snipurl.com/hjbi
>
> ===
> US ‘approved’ oil smuggling:
>
> While US Navy ships were patrolling the Gulf in February 2003, making a show of
boarding and searching leaky dhows and small ships, they turned a blind eye to
tankers carrying $54 million of Iraqi oil under the scheme on Jordan’s behalf, the
report said.
> https://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10185.htm
>
> ===
> Eight killed in Afghan fighting :
>
> Six policemen and two militants were killed after suspected Taleban rebels
attacked a security checkpoint in central Afghanistan, officials say.
> https://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4225354.stm
>
> ===
> Did you know that : The Israeli government and military receive $15,139,178* from
the U.S. every day:
> https://www.ifamericansknew.org/stats/usaid.html
>
> ===
> U.N. Report Cites U.S. and Japan as the ‘Least Generous Donors’ :
>
> America is second to last in aid as a portion of its national income, with Italy
bringing up the rear. Japan was third from the bottom. Aid per capita from donors
ranges from more than $200 in Sweden to $51 in the United States and $37 in Italy.
> https://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10190.htm
>
> ===
> Another storm would devastate U.S. energy -analysts:
>
> U.S. oil and natural gas supplies would be devastated if another strong storm hits
while the Gulf of Mexico is recovering from Hurricane Katrina, energy analysts
said on Wednesday.
> https://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N07187618.htm
>
> ===
> Internal memos show oil companies limited refineries to drive up prices:
>
> The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR) today exposed internal oil
company memos that show how the industry intentionally reduced domestic refining
capacity to drive up profits
> https://snipurl.com/hjbl
>
> ===
> Attorney General Approves Petition on National Guard Deployment in Iraq:
>
> Attorney General Tom Reilly today certified a ballot initiative to require the
governor to withhold further National Guard deployment to Iraq and to use his
office to bring about the immediate recall of all Massachusetts National Guard
troops current in Iraq.
> https://www.traprockpeace.org/bring_mass_guard_home_now.html
>
> ===
>
> Egypt Counts Votes Amid Massive Fraud Reports:
>
> Opposition candidates and independent monitors reported massive fraud in Egypt’s
first multi-candidate presidential elections
> https://snipurl.com/hjbn
>
> ===
> Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 09/07/05:
> https://snipurl.com/hjbo
>
> ===
> Putin visits Germany to oversee signing of pipeline deal :
>
> The pipeline, which was to be built from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea,
will “ensure German energy supplies from Russia over decades ahead,” said German
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder.
> https://snipurl.com/hjbs
>
> ===
> UC Regents lose control of nuclear weapons program:
>
> Five admirals, Carlyle Group and Rand take over
> https://www.sfbayview.com/091504/ucregents091504.shtml
>
> ===
> Peace & Joy
> Tom Feeley
> ===
> Liberty can not be preserved without general knowledge among people.” (August
1765) John Adams
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