How to spot a terrorist
posted 08/04/2006, 11:12 PM (Mother Jones) [Category: Tyranny/Police State] I really had no idea how to spot a terrorist until I studied the manuals published by the Phoenix FBI, the state employees of Virginia, and the Texas Department of Public Safety. Now that I have absorbed these manuals, I not only know how to spot a terrorist, but I have discovered that I probably am a terrorist.
The Phoenix FBI manual was published while Clinton was still president. The Joint Terrorism Task Force was formed to "help preserve the American way of life." Its flye... (more)
To the 12-year-old friends planning to build themselves a den, the cherry tree seemed an inviting source of material.
But the afternoon adventure turned into a frightening ordeal for Sam Cannon, Amy Higgins and Katy Smith after they climbed into the 20ft tree - then found themselves hauled into a police station and locked in cells for up to two hours. ... (more)
The national survey of 1,010 adults also found that anger against the federal government is at record levels, with 54 percent saying they "personally are more angry" at the government than they used to be.
When they picked up his tiny body, still wearing green shorts over a nappy and a teddy bear vest, and looked at his eyes - their unblemished lids trimmed with fine, long lashes - it looked as if he might still be asleep. His dummy was still tied to its blue plastic... (more)
A 32-page draft measure is intended to authorize the Pentagon's tribunal system, established shortly after the 2001 terrorist attacks to detain and prosecute detainees captured in the war on terror. The tribunal system was thrown out last m... (more)
The Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education thinks so. In its first draft report, released in late June, the commission called for creation of a tracking system to collect sensitive information about ... (more)
The family of Neftaly Cruz said police had no right to come onto their property and arrest their 21-year-old son simply because he was using his cell phone's camera. They told their story to Harry Hairston and the NBC 10 Investigators.
"I was humiliated. I was embarrassed, you know," Cruz said.
Cruz, 21, told the NBC 10 Investigators that polic... (more)
SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - -- Two years ago, a quadriplegic man started playing video games using his brain as a controller. That may just sound like fun and games for the unfortunate, but really, it spells the beginning of a radical change in how we interact with computers - and business will never be the same.
According to a document filed by federal prosecutors, the FBI paid one unnamed informant $10,500 and an additional $8,815 in expenses. They also paid a second informant $17,000 with another $19,570 for expenses.
U.S. officials also granted the second informant a "significant ... (more)
Dan Bernstein from Kwantlen University College, showed if people are led to believe they once drank themselves sick, it can affect their taste for a particular drink. He presented the research, conducted at the International Conference on Memory in Sydney.
In the study, 142 people aged 18-20 were told they had had a bad past ... (more)
In the years since Israel ended its military occupation of southern Lebanon, it watched warily as Hezbollah built up its military presence in the region. When Hezbollah militants kidnapped two Israeli soldiers last week, the Israeli military was ready to react almost instantly.
William H. Lash III, 45, was the classic Ivy-pedigreed D.C. insider. He worked under Reagan and taught at George Mason University Law School in Arlington. From 2001 until last year, Lash worked at the Commerce Department.
By all accounts, Lash adored his son, Wi... (more)
The powder would sap water from the hurricane, in theory slowing it and saving lives and millions of dollars. The project is in its infancy, facing skeptical scientists and daunting challenges. Its creator has spent $1 million already and must raise much more.
As Congress debates sweeping immigration and border security reforms, some lawmakers and policy experts say no new system will work without such tamper-proof credentials. Otherwise, immigrants still could come to the United States illegally and use fake documents to get jobs, possibly undermining reforms designed to encourage leg... (more)
New York education officials issued a scathing report yesterday on a Massachusetts school that punishes troubled and disabled students with electric shocks, finding that they can be shocked for simply nagging the teacher and that some are forced to wear shock devices in the bathtub or shower, posing an electrocution hazard.
The report, based in part on an inspection last month of the Judge Rotenberg Educationa... (more)
"Don't leave me alone mama, papa, take me along with you, I cannot live alone without you all. Please dear brother, sisters, don't go and leave me behind."
Repeating these words amid tears, Huda Ghalia was the lone survivor of Israeli shelling that had killed her entire family in an outing that was supposed to be pleasant, leisurely and away from daily chores.
Once complete, the new road will allow containers from the Far East to enter the United States through the Mexican port of Lazaro Cardenas, bypassing the Longshoreman’s Union in the process. The Mexican trucks... (more)
Full List of Bilderberg Attendees
posted 06/11/2006, 9:57 PM (Prison Planet) [Category: Geopolitics]
Alex Jones travelled to Canada this weekend to document the Conference of the secretive Bilderberg group. Contacts within group and at the Brookstreet hotel leaked an exclusive full list of Bilderberg attendees to us. Click below for images of the attendees list.
In just a few years, US forces will be able to deal out death, not at the squeeze of a trigger or even the push of a button, but with no human intervention whatsoever. Many fighting soldiers - those GIs in tin hats who are dying two a day in Iraq - will be replaced by machines backed up by surveillance technology so ... (more)
The goal of the research is to produce a line of stem cells genetically matched to a living person by first creating a cloned embryo using the person’s genetic material, and then killing the embryo to extract the cellular material. If researchers succeed in cloning embryos, they will allow the tiny human beings to grow for a few days before destroying them in ... (more)
American researchers have revealed that 85 per cent of samples taken from autistic children with bowel disorders contain the virus. The strain is the same as the one used in the measles, mumps and rubella triple vaccine.
The findings will spark fresh concern about MMR, because they back theories of a causal link between the jab, autism and p... (more)
(Angus Reid Global Scan) – Adults in the United States are divided over the findings of a group assembled specifically to investigate the country’s deadliest terrorist attack, according to a poll by Zogby International. 47.8 per cent of respondents trust in the conclusions of the 9/11 Commission, while 42.3 per cent suggest a cover-up.
Grainy video stills showing what is claimed to be the nose cone of Flight 77 will only result in an increased circus of debate around the issue of what happened at the Pentagon in preparation for a future release of clear video footage that 'debunks' people who question the official version of 9/11.
For over four years we have remained neutral on the subject, agreeing that unanswered questions need to be explored but warning against t... (more)
Russian Foreign Secretary Sergueii Lavrov called for the establishment of a world government, bringing together the United States and Russia. Lavrov's call comes at a time of a chilling of relations between Moscow and Washington and amidst signs of a new Cold War. Moscow is wary of the establishment by America of a front of "New Democracies" in Eastern Europe, Ukraine and Georgia to counter "the Russian Bear," which is powerfully awakening. ... (more)
NIH eugenics project a flashback to Nazi research
posted 05/04/2006, 4:15 PM (Baptist Press) [Category: Brave New World]
CHICAGO (BP)--A new age of tax-funded eugenics has just officially begun. On April 29 Medical News Today announced that Case Law School in Cleveland was receiving $773,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to “develop guidelines for the use of human subjects in what could be the next frontier in medical technology -- genetic enhancement."
Professor of law and bioethics Max Mehlman will lead a team of law professors, physicians, and bioethicists in a two-year project aim... (more)
A Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Law Enforcement pamphlet gives the public characteristics to identify terrorists that include buying baby formula, beer, wearing Levi jeans, carrying identifying documents like a drivers license and traveling with women or children.
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This latest assault on common sense arrives on the back of a Virginia training manual used to help state emp... (more)
Of the 170 experts in all who contributed to the manual that defines disorders from personality problems to drug addiction, more than half had such ties, including 100 percent of the experts who served on work groups on mood disorders and psychot... (more)
U.S. researchers at Harvard University and in California said they first will create ``cloned'' human embryos in the lab by combining women donors' egg cells with DNA provided by other adults. The scientists will then isolate and extract stem cells from the embryos. ... (more)
The Real WMD's In Iraq - Ours
posted 04/18/2006, 2:39 PM (American Chronicle) [Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
Weapons of mass destruction are all over Iraq. Iraqi children are playing among them every day. According to Iraqi doctors, many are developing cancer as a result. The WMD in question is depleted uranium (DU). Left over after natural uranium has been processed, DU is 1.7 times denser than lead - effective in penetrating armored vehicles such as tanks. After a DU shell strikes, it penetrates before exploding into a burning vapor that turns to dust.
"There was a time just a few years ago when we almost had to beg people to try an unmanned ground vehicle," says Marine Col. Terry Griffin, manager of the Robotic Systems Joint Project Office in Huntsville, Ala. "We don't have to beg anymore."
After asking EFF to hold back the documents so that it could review them, the Department of Justice consented to EFF's filing them under seal -- a well-established procedure that prohibits public access and permits only the judge and the litigants to see the evidence.
77 TV stations aired 'fake news reports'
posted 04/06/2006, 11:18 AM (Raw Story) [Category: Politics/Corruption]
A study by a group that monitors the media reveals that, over a ten month span, 77 television stations from all across the nation aired video news releases without informing their viewers even once that the reports were actually sponsored content, RAW STORY has found.
One "news report" that aired on three stations relied on a video news release (VNR) produced by a PR firm on behalf of General Motors which was even apparently based on a "false claim."
Maryland: Red Light Cameras Increase Accidents 25-41 Percent
posted 04/03/2006, 1:50 PM (theNewspaper.com) [Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
Red light cameras in Anne Arundel County, Maryland failed to reduce accidents in five years of use. A set of five cameras were set up in the communities of Arnold, Pasadena, Parole, and Crofton in 2000, but a comparison of accident statistics five years before and five years after their installation shows accidents have increased beyond the ten percent increase in traffic volume.
Upon installation, the cameras caused an immediate 40 percent increase in rear-end collisions from 53 ... (more)
Warbots to Replace Human Soldiers?
posted 04/03/2006, 1:50 PM (Physorg) [Category: Science/Technology]
Any good student of military history can tell you that technological change can make a huge difference on the battlefield. History is replete with examples: the English longbow at Crecy overmatched the Genovese crossbowmen. During WWI when Allied tanks helped break the stalemate on the Western Front and, the ultimate technological victory, the atom bomb that forced the Japanese into submission in WWII. But progress marches on, further changing the battlefield of the future and, unfortunately, d... (more)