4
Jun
2005

Viele Weißstörche in Nord- und Ostdeutschland bleiben aus

Zugvögel: Viele Weißstörche in Nord- und Ostdeutschland bleiben aus (03.06.05)

Nach Beobachtungen des Naturschutzbundes NABU sind in diesem Frühjahr deutlich weniger Störche in ihre nord- und ostdeutschen Brutgebiete zurückgekehrt als im Vorjahreszeitraum. Zwischen zehn und 40 Prozent der Störche fehlen, wie NABU-Weißstorchbetreuer jetzt in einer Blitzumfrage feststellten. Auch aus den Ländern Mittel- und Osteuropas kommen ähnliche Angaben.

Die ganze Nachricht im Internet:
http://www.ngo-online.de/ganze_nachricht.php?Nr=11189


Omega: eine Erklärung findet sich vermutlich hier:

Weniger Weißstörche im letzten Jahr
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/364754/

Jede fünfte Vogelart gefährdet
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/741319/

Unter diesem Gesichtspunkt sollte der NABU sich überlegen, ob er dies:

NABU und Vodafone kooperieren
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/721131/

aufrechterhalten will, denn dann gibt es im nächsten Jahr mit Sicherheit noch mehr über das Ausbleiben von u.a. weiteren Störchen zu klagen!


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Pentagon Details Defiling of Koran

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/060405Y.shtml

Take A Quick Action on Downing St. Memo

Hopefully all of you have heard of the Downing Street memo. (If not, click on the link below). Please copy the line of 4 media e-mails below and send them a quick message that you want them to report on the Downing Street memo. The rest of the world now knows Bush planned this war almost a year before it started ... why is the US media hiding it from us?

Send your quick message to:

PeterJennings@abcnews.com, evening@cbsnews.com, nightly@nbc.com,
newshour@pbs.org,

For more info on the memo AND TO SIGN ONTO JOHN CONYERS PETITION TO
HIGHLIGHT IT... click...

http://www.downingstreetmemo.com/takeaction.html


ABC World News Tonight
Phone: 212-456-4040
PeterJennings@abcnews.com

CBS Evening News
Phone: 212-975-3691
evening@cbsnews.com

NBC Nightly News
Phone: 212-664-4971
nightly@nbc.com

PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
Phone: 703-739-5000
newshour@pbs.org


Informant: Debbie Metke

From ufpj-news


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Strahlenschutz auch für BOS

http://press02062005.de.ki

Bjoern Stumpf
[Messtechniker und Verfasser des Artikels]

Decline of Labor Unions Linked to Rise of Globalization

http://www.truthout.org/issues_05/060305LB.shtml

Fears over Child Leukemia Link to Power Lines

http://www.truthout.org/issues_05/060305HC.shtml

What I Saw in Iraq

VIDEO SPECIAL | Aidan Delgado: What I Saw in Iraq
http://www.truthout.org/multimedia.htm

All Spin All the Time: The Sale of Electoral Politics

Kerry would be in office now if we had been smarter about voter fraud. Now we know about it, and yet we are being hoodwinked and forced by HAVA to deal with two Republican brothers counting the vote. Please, spread the word and send this in your own way to reporters all over the country to see if they realize that our votes are being monopolized by partisan corporations? It's Haliburton all over again.

Dear Reporter Worthy of Reporting Real News:

The following is what I gave to County Recorder Connie McCormack, Supervisor Yvonne Burke and Supervisor Gloria Molina. As a person concerned with honest voting, I have made it my business to attend three Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meetings and spoke at one of them to voice my concern about electronic voting machines.

Thanks to my involvement, I was able to view a proposed prototype of a vote counting machine for Los Angeles County. Upon viewing the prototype, I agreed to not discuss details of the machinery, but I did not say I would not reveal the name of the company that made it nor agree to be quiet about my very serious worry that there is a voting machine monopoly running the country! It is Haliburton all over again- a one bid contract with a company that has strong partisan ties to defense contractors and the Republican party.

I am sorry, but I feel this needs to be aired in public. I think that what happened with the Haliburton contracts was deplorable, but who saw it coming? Now we have the chance to demand that other vote counting companies be considered, but without people knowing what is going on, we might be forced to use the partisan companies. Acuvote wanted to bid on the voting machines, but was told by the LA County Board of Supervisors to not even try. It was already sewn up.

ES&S, the company that built the protoype, has a history of making machines that count backwards. This is not acceptable, and yet none of this is in the newspaper, while it can still do some good. Please, let us prevent the end of honest voting and let this scandalous situation be investigated. Even if the companies made reliable, unriggable machines, there should be no "one bid" contracts where our voting rights are concerned.

Are all new HAVA-required machines being produced only by ES&S and Diebold? Is this monopoly fair to the free market ideals of America? Is the background of these companies being investigated before our tax money is spent?

Please carefully read the following article regarding the conflict of interests with voting machine companies like ES&S and Diebold, both owned by two Republican brothers, and you will understand my dismay at having this thrown upon us. Yes, we have paper ballots for now, but the vote counting machines they propose are wireless. The counting for now is said to be "unofficial" but once the machines are bought there is no guarantee that sometime down the line the paper ballots will be counted wirelessly over a computer line. America deserves better.

Please find out if HAVA requirements are forcing counties and States all over the country to deal with ES&S, Sequoia and Diebold, or if there are safeguards that allow other bidders- or more appropriately- demand that other non-partisan bidders be considered.

This is a very important survey and story. If indeed we are being forced into only using Bush-approved companies which are known to keep secrets and break down in favor of Republicans, our democracy is a sham and voting is a waste of time.

Thank you.
Mary Jacobs
(323) 260-4895


Please read the following, an article copied from the book, Censored 2005: The Top 25 Censored Stories Seven Stories Press, New York, NY (p. 57)

“The Sale of Electoral Politics”

(From Censored 2005: The Top 25 Censored Stories as collected by the Department of Sociology in the School of Social sciences at Sonoma State University
See http://www.projectcensored.org for more info.)

Sources: In These Times , December 203 Title: “Voting Machines Gone Wild”
Author: Mark Lewellen and Biddle

The Independent (UK) October 13, 2003
Title “All the President’s Votes?”
Author: Andrew Gumbel

Democracy Now ! Sept. 4, 2003
Title: “Will Bush Backers Manipulate Votes to Deliver G. W. Another Election?” Reporter: Amy Goodman and Staff

Evaluators: Andy Merrifeild, Ph.D., Wendy Ostro, Ph. D., and Scott Gordon, Ph. D.
Student Researcher: Adam Stutz

Conflicts of interest exist between the largest suppliers of electronic voting machines for the United States and key leaders of the Republican Party. While the technical problems with the voting machines themselves have received a certain amount of coverage in the mainstream media, the political conflicts of interest, though well-documented, have received almost none. Election analysts on both sides of the fence are charging that while particular industries have traditionally formed alliances with one or another of the parties, political affiliations within the voting machines industry are inappropriate and have dangerous implications for our democratic process .

Election Systems and Software (ES&S), Diebold, and Sequoia are the companies primarily involved in implementing the new, often faulty, technology at voting stations throughout the country. All three have strong ties to the Bush Administration and other Republican leaders, along with major defense contractors in the United States. ES&S and Diebold, owned by brothers Bob and Todd Urosevich, will be counting about 80% of the votes cast in 2004. Each one of the three companies has a past plagued by financial scandal and political controversy.

In 1999, the Justice Department filed federal charges against
Sequoia alleging that employees paid out more than $8 million in bribes. Shortly thereafter, election officials for Pinellas County, Florida cancelled a $15 million contract with Sequoia after it was discovered that Phil Foster, a Sequoia executive, faced indictment for money laundering and bribery.

∑ Michael McCarthy, owner of ES&S (Formerly known as American Information Systems), served as Senator Chuck Hagel’s campaign manager in both the 1996 and 2002 elections. Senator Hagel (R-NE) owns close to $5 million in stock in the ES&S parent company. In 1996 and 2002, 80% of Senator’s Hagel’s votes were counted by ES&S.

∑ Diebold, the most well-known of these three major groups, is under scrutiny for a memo that Diebold’s CEO, Walden O’Dell, sent out promising Ohio’s votes to Bush in the 2004 election. Beyond this faux pas, intra-office memos were circulated on the Internet stating that Diebold employees were aware of bugs within their systems and that the network is poorly guarded against hackers.

∑ Diebold has now taken steps to use an outside organization, Scientific Applications International Corporation (SAIC) of San Diego, to take responsibility for security issues within their software. But this presents yet another conflict of interest. A majority of officials on the board are former members of either the Pentagon or the CIA, many of whom are allied with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Members of the board of directors include:

∑ Army Gen. Wayne Downing, former chief Counterterrorism expert on the National Security Council:
∑ Former CIA Director Bobby Ray Inman.
∑ Retired Admiral William Owens, who served as former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and who now sits on Donald Rumsfeld’s Defense Policy Board.
∑ and Robert Gates, former director of the CIA and veteran of the Iran Contra Scandal.
∑ Additionally, SAIC has had a plethora of charges brought against them including indictments by the Justice Department for the mismanagement of a Superfund toxic clean up and misappropriation of funds in the purchase of F-15 fighter jets.

Some of the most generous contributors to Republican campaigns are also some of the largest investors in ES&S, Sequoia, and Diebold. Most notable of these are government defense contractors Northrup Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and Accenture, a member of the U.S, Coalition of Service Industries and a major proponent of privatization and free trade services provided by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the General Agreement on tariffs and trade (GATT). None of these contractors are politically neutral, and all have high stakes in the construction of electronic voting systems. Accenture was involved in the financial scandals and charged with incompetence in both Canada and the U.S. throughout the 1990’s and 2000’s.

Under the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) passed in October 2002, states have been required to submit plans to make the switch from punch card to a primarily electronic system in time for the 2004 elections. It should be noted that the voting machine companies continue to hold title to the software-even after implementation. Populex, the company contracted to provide voting systems in Illinois has former secretary Frank Carlucci on its advisory board.

UPDATE BY MARK LEWELLEN-BIDDLE:

I think this story concerns one of the most important issues of our time. From the beginning of the year, articles expressing concerns over the security of electronic voting machines and the lack of a verifiable paper trail have appeared in newspapers around the country as well as in mainstream magazines.

Since nearly 50 million Americans will cast their votes on electronic voting machines during the coming November elections, security and the verifiability of our votes is undeniably important. I believe, however, that the ongoing debate, as necessary as it is, remains focused on peripheral issues.

Few, if any, of the authors are pursuing questions raised in the original article: Why are IT companies and defense contractors so deeply involved in the movement to foist electronic voting machines onto not only the American electorate, but votes around the world? Why is there so much secrecy surrounding the companies who have designated themselves the certifiers of the security and reliability of electronic voting machines and software? Why is one of those self-designated testing centers, Wyle Labs, who recently admitted to certifying Sequoia software despite known flaws, still being allowed to certify voting software? If electronic voting is as safe and reliable as its proponents claim it to be, why did the Election Systems Task Force (Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, EDS and Accenture) deem it necessary to hire a high-powered Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firm (Information Technology Association of America) to convince us? One does not have to be conspiratorially bent to admit that these are intriguing questions.

Another issue that is receiving no public scrutiny is that by taking the control of the electoral process away from local officials and placing it in the hands of a very small number of for-profit corporations, we are effectively privatizing America’s most public endeavor. After a recent election here in Lafayette using Diebold voting machines, I called election officials to ask some questions, one of them was “Where were the votes counted?” The election official responded, “Right here. We counted them ourselves. “ I asked how the votes were counted. Changing her tone to that of one instructing a third grader, the official patiently explained tome that “Each machine has a memory card that stores the votes. When the polls close, the bring all the cards back to the headquarters and insert them into a machines and count the votes” Understanding full well that the official missed the irony of her words, I thanked her for her time, and hung up.

I first became interested in electronic voting machines when I read Bev Harris’ Black Box Voting. It is an invaluable book for anyone concerned with the direction in which the American electoral process appears to be headed. Her website, http://www.blackboxvoting.org contains a wealth of information, as well as numerous links to other organizations working toward the development of open voting solutions.

NOTE from Mary Jacobs: I recently met Peter Phillips at the Upton Sinclair Free Speech Awards Ceremony in San Pedro. He won this award for his efforts in bringing free speech to the forefront of our media by putting together this book, a group effort by Ph. D’s, students and the brave media people who still write truth. In a time when “news” is paid for by the powers that be, we have to find it in books called “Censored 2005”. How scary is that? As scary as computers counting my votes! As scary as electronic voting machines being owned and operated by partisan politicians and defense contractors. The original of this article was given to Supervisor Burke at the last meeting of the Board of Supervisors. Had I had the time, I would have read this to the board so that they would be aware of the concerns I have for our democracy .


STATEMENT BY MARY JACOBS (Grassroots –CA-OH-FL)

People all over the country are concerned about the validity of their votes. It is simply common sense to worry. We all have seen our computers go down. Why on earth would we trust a computer to save and count a vote, especially when the computer is made or certified by a private secretive corporation that has loyalties to political parties that make it their business to promote candidates who could profit their stockholders? According to the following very researched article, politicians and defense companies are on the board of directors of the companies certifying electronic voting machines. American people are being cheated by this conflict of interests.

As a high school and junior high teacher, I tell my students that they should participate in their government because they can make a difference and our government is of the people and for the people. I have given up three days of paid work as a teacher to learn something sad that doesn’t belong in a Social Studies textbook. What I have learned is that companies like Diebold and ES&S are connected with defense contractors and partisan companies. These defense people own stock in these vote counting companies. Worse, it doesn’t make headlines or seem to matter to our election officials.

Partisan politicians and defense companies that obviously would promote a war candidate should not own my right or your right to a fairly counted and honest vote! I know three days of a teacher’s pay is not a lot of money to Sen. Chuck Hagel (R.NE), who owns $5 million in stock in one of the voting machines companies, but think of the $20 and $45 donations so many hundreds of thousands of people gave to campaigns in the belief that their votes would not be rigged. All that press, all that money is for nothing if it just takes a switch or some security glitch to undo the intention of the electorate. Trusting the vote is what we need, not fancy breakable technologies that common sense tells us are very dangerous to democracy.

Is it any wonder many people didn’t vote in the mayoral election this time around in Los Angeles? We would think you would take steps to win back our confidence, not make it more shaky. Americans all over this country need to believe their votes are counted honestly and openly by means that are not tainted by conflicts of interest or tampering. That is a precious right we deserve. It is up to our officials to preserve that right for us, and investigate all voting machines vendors to make sure that they are non-partisan and that they have no conflicts of interest with politicians or government spending contractors.

The results of these investigations belong on the front page of every newspaper in the United States and at the top of the hour on every TV and radio news report. That is the America that I want to teach. That is the ideal that our citizens deserve and that our voting officials are required to deliver.

Mary Jacobs (323) 260-4895 4115 Hammel St., Los Angeles, CA 90063
newpeacesign@aol.com



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European Parliamentarian exposes Bush´s Hypocrisy in Posada Case

http://www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7B3FB51A8B-BA20-407B-AEC8-846E32FF04B7%7D&language=EN

Depleted Uranium: Lessons in "Humanitarian" and Other Warfare

http://www.uruknet.info/?p=m12273&l=i&size=1&hd=0


Informant: Charles Bremer


http://mparent7777.blog-city.com/depleted_uranium_lessons_in_humanitarian_and_other_warfare.htm


Informant: Shanti Renfrew

ADD H2O to taste

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,632-1639877,00.html

Rats fed GM corn due for sale in Britain developed abnormalities in blood and kidneys

http://www.phpbbforfree.com/forums/infonature-post-240.html#240

Indian Farmers Win Battle Against GM Cotton

http://www.phpbbforfree.com/forums/infonature-post-236.html#236

New Zealand and Brazil block tighter rules on GM crops and foods

GM WATCH daily
http://www.gmwatch.org


It started with Canada seeking to exclude Dr Tewolde, the leader of the Africa Group, and ended with an industry roadblock courtesy of New Zealand and Brazil.

"The actions of Brazil and New Zealand are shameless. They have prevented the vast majority from bringing in rules that will protect the environment. Their victory, however, will be short-lived as global opposition to genetically engineered foods continues to grow."

Scroll down this website to see pictures of protests in Montreal this week: http://www.iisd.ca/biodiv/bs-copmop2/


INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY TALKS END IN ACRIMONY

Two countries block tighter rules on GM crops and foods

MONTREAL, CANADA, 3 June 2005
MEDIA ADVISORY
Friends of the Earth International
Greenpeace International

Key United Nations negotiations on the safe trade of genetically modified (GM) crops and foods ended today in acrimony.

Despite over 100 countries demanding comprehensive controls to limit GM contamination, the move was blocked by just two countries that sided with the GM industry New Zealand and Brazil.

This week's negotiations on the United Nations’ Biosafety Protocol were aimed at bringing in international rules to reduce contamination from imports of GM crops and to introduce full labelling.

However, despite support from virtually all countries, especially in the developing world, little progress was made in making the laws stronger.

Needing consensus to bring in the new laws, New Zealand and Brazil sided with big business and shamelessly blocked all moves.

The Biosafety Protocol provides a safety net to protect the environment from the threat of GM crops. Countries are encouraged to develop

legislation that protects their biodiversity and can also ban imports of GM products if there are questions over its safety. To date 119 countries have ratified the Protocol.

Juan Lopez, GM Coordinator of Friends of the Earth International said: "The world community has shown here this week that it wants laws to protect itself from the threat of genetically modified foods and crops. Two countries, Brazil and New Zealand, acting in the interest of big business, held the talks to hostage and destroyed the hopes of improving international laws."

Doreen Stabinsky, Greenpeace international genetic engineering campaigner added: "The actions of Brazil and New Zealand are shameless. They have prevented the vast majority from bringing in rules that will protect the environment. Their victory, however, will be short-lived as global opposition to genetically engineered foods continues to grow."

ENDS

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Juan Lopez, Friends of the Earth International
+1 514 8036 718 or +39 333 1498 049
Doreen Stabinsky, Greenpeace International +1 202 285 7398
Adrian Bebb, Friends of the Earth International +1 514 996 4090

For information, pictures and reports from Friends of the Earth see: http://www.foecanada.org

For information on GM contamination see:
http://www.gmcontaminationregister.org

Conyers to Bush: 86,000 Signatures and Counting

IT IS UNCONSCIONABLE THAT WE HAVE ONLY GOTTEN 86,000 PETITIONS!

There has got to be 100s of thousands if not millions of Internet activists that would want this petition drive to come to fruition.

I assume that those receiving this have already signed their petitions. THIS IS MEANT TO GIVE YOU SOMETHING, TO PASS ON TO GET OTHERS, TO GET THEM TO MOVE THEIR B...!

AGAIN, pass on the following audio clip excerpts to get people to realize what is REALLY at stake here!

IT IS ONLY A LOUSY 11 MINUTES OF LISTENING!



WOULD YOU TRUST BUSH WITH THESE POWERS?

At this time, a president can declare a national emergency for anything he deems it to be so and Congress can't do anything about it for 6 months! - long enough for a president with "evil" intent or covert groups behind the scenes to force the president to, basically, take over the country.

http://PlayAudioMessage.com/play.asp?m=38856&f=UGULJV&ps=13&p=1 (10 min)

http://PlayAudioMessage.com/play.asp?m=38859&f=QKWDVR&ps=13&p=1 (1 min)

Websites
http://www.bodyofsecrets.com

CREATING THE ENENMIES YOU NEED!
http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/ARTICLE5/index.html

Web site: http://www.the-shadow-government.com/

Book: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/092291589X/ctoc/102-6775483-9594524


Jack Topel



ranger wrote:

Conyers to Bush: 86,000 Signatures and Counting

86,000 Signatures and Counting
By Congressman John Conyers
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=26

Late last week Congressman Conyers asked for 100,000 signatures on a letter to President Bush, and said he would deliver it personally to the President. As of Thursday afternoon, he had collected 86,000 signatures. Let's make sure we put it over the 100,000 mark today! Sent this to all of your friends.

Sign the Letter: http://www.johnconyers.com



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Omega-News Collection 4. June 2005

Slowing currents could cause catastrophe
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/736608/

Recent Quakes, Violent Weather In Southern Hemisphere
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/738811/

125 ARCTIC LAKES DRY UP; MORE THAN 1,000 SHRINK
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/740025/

NGOs: WTO Talks a Threat to Environment
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/727558/

Amazon destruction: six football fields a minute
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/726705/

The Amazon at Risk
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/736652/

Your help is needed to protect Canada's Heart of the Boreal
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/731840/

'Lungs of Europe' under threat from forest fires
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/735434/

'Monsanto Laws' Would Take Away Right To Ban GMOs
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/731443/

Stop eating genetically engineered foods
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/740109/

NZ Upset Over Japan Whaling Plans
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/736634/

Protect Deep Sea Habitat from Destructive Fishing Practices
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/739552/

Vote USA 2004
http://omega.twoday.net/to

Iraq War
http://omega.twoday.net/topics/Irak-Krieg/

Is Iran next?
http://omega.twoday.net/topics/Is+Iran+next

Tsunami
http://omega.twoday.net/topics/Tsunami/

RFID
http://omega.twoday.net/topics/RFID/

EMF-Omega-News 4. June 2005
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/740577/

EMF-Omega-News 4. June 2005

Cell Phones and Brain Tumors
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/735537/

Scientific research concerning human well-being and health in the vicinity of phone masts
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/726689/

Jülich Report: Keep Mobile Phone Calls short
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/726735/

Motor Neurone Disease (MND): Link between pulsed EMFs and Electrosensitivity and Motor Neurone Disease has been effectively proven
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/566357/

Draper study on powerlines and childhood leukaemia now available
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/738903/

Mobile Telecommunication and the Brain
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/727551/

Large study links power lines to childhood cancer
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/738984/

Birds and phone masts
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/736022/

Two blind experiences of unwell-being and sickness by radiofrequency radiation of wireless communication systems
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/725074/

Encouragement for harm?
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/727451/

Why Not Encourage Your MP to Join the Parliamentary All Party Mobile Group
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/730570/

WHO workshop on Electrical Hypersensitivity, Prague
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/728188/

MP welcomes phone mast health risk study
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/731094/

Chichester and Inspectorate's punishment
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/726133/

Hospital defiant over phone masts
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/731131/

PARENTS CALLING FOR A BAN ON PHONE MASTS
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/731280/

Health fear over rise in new phone mast sites
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/731285/

School fights plan for mobile mast
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/731288/

End of the line for phone mast row
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/731120/

Vicar in church mobile mast row
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/735418/

Anger at mast decision
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/735820/

Fears over campaign to get mast removed
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/735825/

Call to halt mobile phone masts
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/735831/

Firm drops plan for hotel mast
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/735838/

They will reorient the mobile phone antennas
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/735957/

Phone mast bid falls down
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/736309/

MP sympathises with fears over plans to expand mast
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/736406/

Time row in school mast bid
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/736464/

Port Vale installs mobile mast to finance new floodlights
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/736481/

Mobile masts cause concern over health
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/736485/

Protests aired on phone mast
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/736488/

MOBILE PHONE EMISSION FEARS
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/736492/

GET YOUR HANDS OFF PHONE MAST
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/736495/

CHURCH: WE COULD PUT A PHONE MAST IN OUR TOWER
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/736514/

Residents' fury at mast plans
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/736515/

Mast objection catch 22 for residents of Burley
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/736517/

Councillor slams planning ban
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/736529/

MP continues battle against phone mast plan
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/736532/

Voters say 'no' to mast
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/736534/

Hunt calls on Orange to drop mast plan
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/738814/

West Lothian phone mast plea rejected
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/738865/

Moans over mast plan
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/738869/

Mast decision deferred by council
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/738872/

Protest over phone mast
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/738874/

O2 Must Look For New Site
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/738877/

Phone mast fury GROWS
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/738885/

Electricity and Leukaemia
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/738893/

The retirement of a transformer in Burriana when considering that it can produce cancer
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/739991/

After all the recent tragedies, why are environmental factors ignored by mental health experts?
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/735971/

Military Use of Mindcontrol Weapons
http://mindcontrol.twoday.net/stories/736062/

Magenta News from Mast Network
http://tinyurl.com/4pe6m

Sind Sie für die EU-Verfassung?

http://www.sueddeutsche.de/app/service/voting/result/index.html/184?recount_pollId=184&recount_feedback=555

Deutsche stehen EU-Verfassung immer kritischer gegenüber

http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,358982,00.html

Sind Handys gefährlich?

http://www.efodon.de/html/archiv/sonstiges/weitere/scheiner.html

Auf die Mobilfunkfirmen wird eine große Prozesslawine zurollen

http://omega.twoday.net/stories/719445/

Mobilfunkfirmen riskieren Insolvenz

http://omega.twoday.net/stories/719445/

Strahlenbelastung unnötig stark

http://omega.twoday.net/stories/719445/

Mobilfunksender bestrahlen alle Menschen im Umkreis, dieses Gesundheitsrisiko wird unfreiwillig eingegangen

http://omega.twoday.net/stories/719445/

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Auf die Frage, was schädlicher sei, ein Handy oder eine Antenne, antwortete der Mediziner Marco F. Paya, Mitglied der Akademie der Wissenschaften New York und Experte für elektromagnetische Felder: "Wenn die Antenne nicht weit von Ihrem Haus weg ist, zweifellos die Antenne. Aber wenn die Antenne weiter weg ist und das Handy mehr als 6 Minuten pro Tag benutzt wird, schädigt es langsam das Gehirn." Siehe weiter unter: http://omega.twoday.net/stories/293807/ . Handys kann man ausschalten, Mobilfunksender nicht. Sender in der Nähe von Wohngebäuden sind äußerst bedenklich, die Belastung nimmt nämlich mit der Nähe zur Antenne im Quadrat zu, deshalb haben dann insgesamt gesehen die Menschen höhere Belastungen. Es ist auch ein Unterschied, ob ich das Handy freiwillig nutze und damit das damit verbundene Risiko bewusst eingehe oder ob ich zwangsweise als nicht Handy nutzender Anwohner einer Gefahr ausgesetzt bin, für die ich nicht verantwortlich bin und die ich nicht eingehen möchte (Beispiel Aktiv- und Passivrauchen, mit dem Unterschied, dass heute Passivraucher durch die Einrichtung von Schutzzonen vor den Gefahren des Tabakkonsums geschützt werden, was beim Mobilfunk aber nicht der Fall ist).

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Entscheidend für die Belastung eines Menschen ist nicht allein die Entfernung vom Sender, sondern wie viel Strahlung von diesem Sender noch bei ihm ankommt.

Steht z.B. ein Sendemast in 1000 m Entfernung bei freier Sicht, dann treffen uns in Hauptstrahlrichtung noch bis zu 10 nW/cm² (Nano-Watt pro Quadratzentimeter). Sind Sender mehrerer Betreiber auf dem Mast, dann werden sogar 30-40 nW/cm² gemessen.

Wenn man bedenkt, dass Menschen bei einer langzeitigen Bestrahlung schon bei 1 nW/cm² erkranken (Dr. Lebrecht v. Klitzing), so kann also keine ausreichende Sicherheit für unsere Gesundheit gegeben sein, auch wenn ein Sender 1000 m und mehr von uns entfernt steht.

In vielen Gemeinden haben Anwohner erfolgreich die Installation von Handysendern, z.B. in der Nähe von Kindergärten, verhindert. Die Gefahren für unsere Gesundheit sind durch zahlreiche wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen erwiesen.

Dennoch rücken die Netzbetreiber nicht von ihren Plänen ab, immer neue Sender zu installieren und die Bevölkerung flächendeckend 24 Stunden täglich mit Mikrowellen zu bestrahlen.

http://web759.server14.greatnet.de/unterlagen/flugblat.htm

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Antennensmog - Recht auf Leben
http://www.gigaherz.ch/286

Zwangsbestrahlung durch Mobilfunk
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/396938/

Vom Handy am Ohr geht hohe Strahlenbelastung aus, dies ist ein freiwillig eingegangenes Gesundheitsrisiko

http://omega.twoday.net/stories/719445/

Sendemasten müssen nicht so stark strahlen, dass sie auch noch die entlegenste Tiefgarage und den bestabgeschirmten Bunker erreichen

http://omega.twoday.net/stories/719445/

Schuldenfalle Handy - Jugend-Lifestyle zwischen Freiheit und Kostenkontrolle

http://www.ph-studio.de/Article1852.html


Nachricht von der BI Bad Dürkheim

Volksbegehren gegen Mobilfunk von 5. bis 18. Juli unterstützen - Frühe Schäden möglich

04.06.2005

Traunstein: Neues Aktionsbündnis gegründet

Volksbegehren gegen Mobilfunk von 5. bis 18. Juli unterstützen - Frühe Schäden möglich

Traunstein. Um das kommende Volksbegehren "Gesundheitsvorsorge beim Mobilfunk" zu forcieren, hat sich jetzt in Traunstein ein Aktionsbündnis gegründet. Gemeinsam ist den Beteiligten die Ablehnung der Mobilfunktechnik wegen ihres großen Gefährdungspotentials.

Die Bürger die hier einen Handlungsbedarf sehen und von sich aus die Initiative ergreifen, gehören verschiedenen Organisationen an. So etwa der "Vereinigten Bürgerinitiative Südostbayern", der "Mobilfunk-Initiative Traunstein", dem "Forum Ökologie", dem "Umweltschutzverband Alztal und Umgebung", dem "Bund Naturschutz", dem "Institut für Baubiologie", dem "Bündnis 90/Die Grünen"- Kreisgruppe Traunstein, den "Freien Wähler" und der "Bayernpartei". Besondere Unterstützung erfährt das Bündnis durch die Initiatorin des Volksbegehrens, der Ökologisch Demokratischen Partei (ödp) und Ärzten und Ingenieuren.

Beim ersten Treffen im "Wochinger Brauhaus" zeigte sich, welch gewaltigen Umfang dieses Thema aufweist. In einer Präsentation wurden zahlreiche Studien genannt, die ein hohes Gefahrenpotenzial in der gegenwärtigen Mobilfunktechnik und -praxis belegen. So komme etwa die Stanford-Studie vom Januar 2003 zu dem Ergebnis, dass bereits bei einer zweistündigen Bestrahlung mit 2mW/kg eine signifikante Öffnung der Blut-Hirn-Schranke bei Versuchsratten erfolgt. Trotz der gefundenen Hirnschäden waren keine Verhaltensstörungen bei den Tieren auffällig. Im Vergleich: Der zulässige SAR-Wert für die Benutzung des Handys beträgt 2000mW/kg und Anwohner von Sendemasten müssten immerhin noch 80mW/kg akzeptieren.

Omega siehe dazu „Die Salford-Studie“ unter:
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/737266/

In der Naila-Studie sei eine Verdreifachung der Krebsfälle im Umkreis von 400 Metern um eine Mobilfunkanlage nachgewiesen worden. Allerdings komme diese Studie zu dem Ergebnis, dass sich diese Erkrankungen erst nach etwa fünf Jahren zeigten.

Omega siehe dazu „Die Naila-Studie“ unter:
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/351483/

Die so genannte Reflex-Studie belege, dass Schäden an menschlichen Zellen bereits unterhalb der derzeitig geltenden Grenzwerte entstehen können.

Omega siehe dazu „Die REFLEX-Studie“ unter:
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/330908/

In einer engagierten Diskussion waren sich die Aktionsmitglieder darüber einig, die Minimalforderung von Baugenehmigungen für Sendeanlagen, wie das Volksbegehren dies fordert, sei eine längst überfällige Selbstverständlichkeit. Im weiteren Verlauf des Abends wurde der Kreisvorsitzende der ödp, Andreas Huber, zum Sprecher des Bündnisses gewählt. Schließlich wurde eine gemeinsame Marketingstrategie erstellt und bereits vorhandene Informationsschriften unter den Anwesenden verteilt. Zahlreiche Auskunfts- und Hinweisprospekte sollen die Öffentlichkeit über das vom 5. bis 18. Juli stattfindende Volksbegehren informieren, damit sich jeder wahlberechtigte Bürger in die Eintragungslisten einschreiben kann, die in allen Rathäusern in dieser Zeit ausliegen werden.

http://www.chiemgau-online.de/lokalnachrichten/tt_text.php?id=8192


Nachricht von der BI Bad Dürkheim

WHO-"Reflex-Studie" liefert Beweise, dass Funkwellen das Erbgut schädigen

http://omega.twoday.net/stories/330908/

Reflex-Studie der EU

http://omega.twoday.net/stories/330908/

Funkwellen vom Handy schädigen das Erbgut

http://omega.twoday.net/stories/330908/

Die Nailaer Mobilfunkstudie

http://omega.twoday.net/stories/291645/

Stop eating genetically engineered foods

http://tinyurl.com/8bcwp

Study links power lines to childhood cancer

http://www.buergerwelle.de/pdf/study_links_power_lines_to_childhood_cancer.htm


http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Draper

Wreath for Those Killed, Even at Their Own Hands

Although military officials were not asked for approval, Mrs. Sweet and a veterans' advocate wanted to recognize the sacrifice of soldiers who committed suicide. For their families, the loss can be especially excruciating. "Not only did your child go off to a combat zone," Mrs. Sweet said. "Not only did your child lose his life. But something happened that you will never, ever understand."

http://www.veteransforcommonsense.org/?Page=Article&ID=3455

Iraqis high and dry as summer inferno nears

When Mahmud Abdullah turns on his tap, the same stench that envelops his small and nameless Baghdad street fills the air even more strongly. "This is what my family drinks every day: sewage water," he said.

http://www.veteransforcommonsense.org/?Page=Article&ID=3453

Finding The Way Home

The mayor and police chief, along with eight other Guardsmen, are back from Iraq. But they, and their town, aren't the same.

http://www.veteransforcommonsense.org/?Page=Article&ID=3449

125 ARCTIC LAKES DRY UP; MORE THAN 1,000 SHRINK

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/11805166.htm
http://www.climateark.org/articles/reader.asp?linkid=42448


Informant: NHNE

IT'S INFINITELY WORSE THAN WATERGATE

http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=149495;article=84754;show_parent=1


http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=impeach
http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Downing+Street+Memo

Waiting for a scandal - Downing Street Memo

http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=149495;article=84751;show_parent=1


http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=impeach
http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Downing+Street+Memo

All the President's Lies

http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=149495;article=84743;show_parent=1


http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=impeach
http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Downing+Street+Memo

French and Dutch Patriots Rout the New World Order

http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=149495;article=84737;show_parent=1

SECRET AND STRICTLY PERSONAL - UK EYES ONLY

http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=149495;article=84715;show_parent=1


http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=impeach
http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Downing+Street+Memo

Childhood cancer in relation to distance from high voltage power lines

http://omega.twoday.net/stories/739973/

The retirement of a transformer in Burriana when considering that it can produce cancer

The Hearing forces to retire a transformer in Burriana when considering that it can produce cancer: http://tinyurl.com/8dkql


Informant: Sylvie

Clinton: Felt did right thing in Watergate affair

Thursday, June 2, 2005 Posted: 9:53 PM EDT (0153 GMT)

This CNN interview by Larry King of Bill Clinton covered a range of topics, from Watergate, to impact of religion on politics, and his liking for Bush I. Here is one of his statements:

When asked whether the Christian conservative movement -- which makes up much of President Bush's political base -- concerns him, Clinton replied: "I think they should be worried about it. Because I think whenever religious people try to exercise political power in God's name, and to say that they have the whole truth and they can impose it ... that's always hazardous." [...] Read the rest at CNN: http://tinyurl.com/8zn6y


© Virginia Metze

Freedom Does Not Belong to One Political Party

Edwards, Dean Address Progressive Group

Former VP Candidate John Edwards Tells Democrats 'Freedom Does Not Belong to One Political Party'

By WILL LESTER Associated Press Writer
AP -- Associated Press

WASHINGTON Jun 2, 2005 — John Edwards told liberal activists Thursday that despite President Bush's frequent speeches about fighting for freedom they should remember that "freedom does not belong to one political party."

The Democratic vice presidential candidate in 2004 also said the idea of America standing for freedom is not new.

Edwards made the comments to the annual "Take Back America" gathering of liberal activists sponsored by the Campaign for America's Future. The group gave Edwards its top award, named after Thomas Paine, the writer and activist from the Revolutionary War era who wrote about economic injustice among many topics. [...] Read more at ABC News: http://tinyurl.com/996xx

"The U.S. Army has a new program that will allow soldiers to leave the service a couple years before their full four year contract is up. They can leave early. This is based on a plan developed by President Bush when he was in the National Guard."

- Jay Leno


© Virginia Metze

New 'Deep Throat' needed for Iraq

New 'Deep Throat' needed for Iraq, says Nixon rival McGovern on Fox News Radio

I had a surprisingly hard time tracking down what I thought was a good source for this story. I couldn't find it on the Fox News Radio site, which may have been my fault; the NewsHound site (We read Fox News so you don't have to) somehow didn't come up right -- it had an infinite length line which didn't roll around correctly for me. So I have given up and give you two sources, Yahoo and Midwest Pundits, which seems to be right wing. http://midwestpundits.com/EE/index.php and AFP via Yahoo: http://tinyurl.com/8y4vc And, in case you can get the page in a readable form, I give you the NewsHound URL: http://tinyurl.com/d3ugq

I especially liked this quote:

McGovern said Nixon was undoubtedly "tricky," but said of Bush: "This man claims to be Christian, following the will of God, and then he misleads the whole nation on a totally fraudulent enterprise in Iraq that we should have never been attached to."


© Virginia Metze


http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=impeach
http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Downing+Street+Memo

Howard Dean renews call for Bush to return money raised by Noe

By STEVE EDER , Blade Staff writer

Article published Wednesday, June 1, 2005

COLUMBUS - Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean yesterday charged President Bush with using money during last year's campaign that was "tainted" by Toledo-area coin dealer Tom Noe, who is being investigated for allegedly misappropriating millions of dollars in Ohio money.

The prominent Republican gained a special "pioneer" fund-raising status during Mr. Bush's re-election campaign last year because he helped collect $100,000 to $250,000 for the President. But now, Mr. Noe, who has received $50 million from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation since 1998 to invest in rare coins, could be facing civil and criminal charges for allegedly misappropriating at least $10 million of the state's money.

"Tom Noe's name has been added to the growing list of big-time contributors to President Bush's re-election campaign being investigated for criminal wrongdoing," Mr. Dean said in a statement released yesterday to The Blade. [...] Read it at Toledo Blade: http://tinyurl.com/8fd3h


© Virginia Metze

Judge tells Army to release Abu Ghraib pictures

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8078240/

One of the internet posters I feel a lot of respect for wants us to see some video feeds that Buzzflash is presenting. The direct URL for the video is: http://www.diario.it/?page=wl05060100#


© Virginia Metze

The Draper Study

http://www.emfacts.com/weblog/index.php?p=70

The Draper study: An Australian perspective
http://www.emfacts.com/weblog/index.php?p=71

Comments on the Draper study
by Ian Macmillan
http://www.emfacts.com/weblog/index.php?p=92

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Childhood cancer in relation to distance from high voltage power lines in England and Wales: a case-control study

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/abstract/330/7503/1290
http://www.news-medical.net/?id=10686


Informant: Sylvie

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http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Draper

The Day I Spoke With the Devil

http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig6/liem1.html

Rummy Watch - Disassembling Freedom

http://www.lewrockwell.com/engelhardt/engelhardt86.html

Imperial Conceits

http://www.lewrockwell.com/bonner/bonner109.html

Challenging Dr. James Dobson And His Just War Theory

http://www.lewrockwell.com/gaddy/gaddy18.html

Whistleblowers in the Wind

http://www.lewrockwell.com/kwiatkowski/kwiatkowski112.html

EUthanasia

http://www.lewrockwell.com/north/north381.html

EUthanasia - the very interesting background of the EU
http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=149495;article=84883;show_parent=1
http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=149495;article=84884;show_parent=1

Mikrowellen sind keinesfalls nur eine Sache von Elektrosensiblen, jeder kann betroffen sein

HLV INFO 83/AT

HNA 2-06-05 Online

UMTS schlägt hohe Wellen

Von Dorina Binienda-Beer

Zierenberg. Die Absicht des Mobilfunkbetreibers Vodafone, im Zierenberger Neubaugebiet Oberer Hundemarkt einen UMTS-Sendemast zu installieren, schlägt in der Stadt hohe Wellen. Die Zierenberger sehen sich im Fadenkreuz elektromagnetischer Störquellen: Antennenanlagen bestehen bereits auf dem Bärenberg, dem Raiffeisengebäude sowie dem Essigberg.

Gegen den jetzt geplanten zusätzlichen UMTS-Sendestandort am Rande eines Wohngebietes richtet sich der Widerstand der Ende April gegründeten Initiative Bürgerwelle (wir berichteten), die am Mittwochabend zu einer Informationsveranstaltung eingeladen hatte. 150 Zuhörer, darunter etwa ein Drittel aus Habichtswald, nutzten zweieinhalb Stunden die Gelegenheit, sich mit der komplizierten Materie vertraut zu machen. Fragen aus dem Publikum ließen erkennen: Viele fürchten Folgen für ihre Gesundheit, besonders auch für die der Kinder, sowie die Verschandelung des Landschaftsbildes durch einen 35 Meter hohen "Spargel".

Als Referenten hatte die Initiative Bürgerwelle, die seit kurzem dem gleichnamigen bundesweiten Dachverband gegen Elektrosmog angehört, zwei Fachleute vom Kasseler Gesundheitszentrum Marbachshöhe gewonnen.

Der Baubiologe Dipl. Ing. Jürgen Lublow stellte zu Beginn seiner detaillierten Ausführungen zu den technischen Aspekten des Mobilfunks mit Nachdruck fest: Gesundheitliche Probleme durch Mikrowellen seien keinesfalls nur eine Sache von so genannten Elektrosensiblen, "jeder kann betroffen sein". Hochfrequente gepulste Wellen stellten eine Gefahr für die Gesundheit dar. Gegenüber den bestehenden Mobilfunksendern im GSM-Netz strahlen, so Lublow, die neuen UMTS-Sender mit einer noch wesentlich höheren Frequenz ab. Der Fachmann riet allen Besorgten: "Je weniger Sie die UMTS-Technik in Anspruch nehmen, desto weniger strahlt auch der Sender ab."

Die komplizierten, von weichen magnetischen Wellen begleiteten Vorgänge im menschlichen Körper erläuterte Allgemeinmedizinerin Dr. Sabine Schäfer, bevor sie drohende negative Auswirkungen nichtnatürlicher elektromagnetischer Wellen auf den Organismus darstellte. Die Medizinerin sprach von einer "unsichtbaren Gefahr". Lang ist die Reihe der Krankheitsbilder, deren Ursache im Elektrosmog vermutet werden. Äußerst kritisch sei die Festlegung der Grenzwerte zu sehen.

Die Bürgerwelle Zierenberg setzt jetzt auf die Unterstützung der Stadtverordnetenversammlung.

Gefordert wird eine sofort wirksame Veränderungssperre im Rahmen der Bauleitplanung gegen neue Mobilfunkmasten in reinen und allgemeinen Wohngebieten sowie in innerörtlichen Gebieten mit Wohncharakter. Zugleich sollten Positivstandorte für Mobilfunksender im Außenbereich im Flächennutzungsplan benannt werden.

E Kontakt: Bürgerwelle Zierenberg, u 05606/8601

02.06.2005

http://www.hna.de/hessen_wolfhagen/00UMTS_schlaegt_hohe_Wellen.html


http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Gesundheitliche+Probleme+durch+Mikrowellen
http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Mobilfunk+und+Gesundheit

Kerry To Push For Bush Impeachment

Breaking News !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.theconservativevoice.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=6057
http://www.theconservativevoice.com/modules/news/index.php?storytopic=141

Kerry To Push For Bush Impeachment
Posted by News Reporter
http://www.theconservativevoice.com/userinfo.php?uid=181 on 2005/6/3

10:29:52

By Sher Zieve

John Kerry announced Thursday that he "Intends to present Congress with The Downing Street Memo"

Reported by the London Times 1 May 2005. As reported by NewsMax

The memo purports to include minutes from a July 2002 meeting with Tony Blair, in which Blair ostensibly said that President Bush's Administration "fixed" intelligence on Iraq in order to justify the Iraqi war.

In an interview with the Standard Times, Kerry said: "It's amazing to me the way it escaped major media discussion. It's not being missed on the Internet, I can tell you that."

The Boston Globe published an article by Ralph Nader, Tuesday, in which Nader also called for President Bush's impeachment.

The story is being carried on Michael Moor e's website and the Democratic Underground.

Failed

Presidential candidate Kerry advised that he will begin the presentation of his case for President Bush's impeachment to Congress, on Monday.

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http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2005/6/3/00901.shtml

Friday, June 3, 2005 12:02 a.m. EDT

Kerry Touts Bush Impeachment Memo

Failed presidential candidate John Kerry said Thursday that he intends to confront Congress with a document touted by critics of President Bush as evidence that he committed impeachable crimes by falsifying evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

"When I go back [to Washington] on Monday, I am going to raise the issue," Kerry said, referring to the Downing Street Memo in an interview with Massachusetts' Standard Times newspaper.

"I think it's a stunning, unbelievably simple and understandable statement of the truth and a profoundly important document that raises stunning issues here at home," the top Democrat added.

The Downing Street Memo, first reported on May 1 by the London Times, was drafted by a Matthew Rycroft, a foreign policy aide to Prime Minister Tony Blair. It is said to be minutes of a July 2002 meeting where Blair allegedly admitted that the Bush administration "fixed" Iraq intelligence to manufacture a rationale for war.

Citing the Downing Street Memo, former presidential candidate Ralph Nader called for an impeachment investigation on Tuesday in an op-ed piece publis hed by the Boston Globe.

"It is time for Congress to investigate the illegal Iraq war as we move toward the third year of the endless quagmire that many security experts believe jeopardizes US safety by recruiting and training more terrorists," wrote Nader with co-author Kevin Zeese.

"A Resolution of Impeachment would be a first step."

The British memo, however, contains no quotes from either Bush or Blair, and is notably slim on evidence implicating Bush in a WMD cover-up.

Though largely ignored in the U.S. outside of rabid anti-Bush Web sites like MichaelMoore.com, the Downing Street Memo won Sen. Kerry's endorsement in the Standard Times interview:

"It's amazing to me," the top Democrat said, "the way it escaped major media discussion. It's not being missed on the Internet, I can tell you that."

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http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/letters/articles/2005/06/02/a_simple_case_for_impeachment/

A simple case for impeachment

June 2, 2005

RALPH NADER and Kevin Zeese lay out a case for impeaching President Bush in ''The 'I' word" (op ed, May 31). While I agree with their analysis, they don't need such a long and complicated presentation. Just watch Bush's televised speech to the country 48 hours before he sent our troops to battle. He said, ''There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction." This was a bald-faced lie.

There was doubt everywhere: in our intelligence and in our allies' intelligence, as they mentioned. George W. Bush lied us into war, and he should be impeached. And that is no lie.

JONATHAN A. CARR
Washington, D.C.

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http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/latestnews/

June 3rd, 2005 7:17 pm

Protest draws attention to memo: The "Downing Street Memo" indicates an agreement on invading Iraq in July 2002.

By KEVIN GRAHAM / St. Petersburg Times
http://sptimes.com/2005/06/03/Hillsborough/Protest_draws_attenti.shtml

TAMPA - Just a stone's throw away from a life-size gorilla dressed in military fatigues was another oddity along Kennedy Boulevard Thursday - people protesting about a memo. "Did you get the memo?" read the fliers.

"Air the truth!" said a poster held by retired Air Force Lt. Col. Joseph F. Bohren, outside the WTVT-Ch. 13 studios with about 10 others.

They were there because of what has become known as the "Downing Street Memo," minutes from a meeting between Prime Minister Tony Blair and his top advisers on July 23, 2002, at No. 10 Downing St., published May 1 by the Sunday Times of London. The minutes indicate that the United States and Britain had agreed to invade Iraq by the summer of 2002 - months before President George W. Bush asked Congress for permission to engage in military
action.

The minutes, written by Matthew Rycroft, aide to British Foreign Policy Adviser David Manning, also suggest that U.S. officials deliberately manipulated intelligence to justify the war.

"If what's in these minutes is accurate, and we have been given no reason to doubt that, then it would appear that the president has committed high crimes, specifically lying to the American public and Congress and engaging in a conspiracy with his administration," said David Dawson, a Washington organizer for the Web site AfterDowningStreet.org http://www.afterdowningstreet.org , which has reproduced the memo. The site was created by a coalition of political activists who are calling on Congress to investigate the meeting minutes.

According to the minutes, Sir Richard Dearlove, head of the British Foreign Intelligence Service, "reported on his recent talks in Washington. There was a perceptible shift in attitude. Military action was now seen as inevitable. Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and (weapons of mass destruction). But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy."

The White House press office on Thursday referred the Times to a May 23 press briefing by White House spokesman Scott McClellan, at which time he addressed the Downing Street minutes. But McClellan did not address the specifics of the memo.

"In terms of the intelligence ... if anyone wants to know how the intelligence was used by the administration, all they have to do is go back and look at all the public comments over the course of the leadup to the war in Iraq, and that's all very public information. Everybody who was there could see how we used that intelligence," McClellan said. He acknowledged there was some breakdown in information gathered before the president decided to go to war.

"And in terms of the intelligence, it was wrong, and we are taking steps to correct that and make sure that in the future we have the best possible intelligence, because it's critical in this post-Sept. 11th age, that the executive branch has the best intelligence possible," he said.

Rep John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., has started a petition drive for an open letter to the president asking him to address the accuracy of the document. In a statement released Thursday, Conyers said, "These minutes of a classified British government meeting raise very serious constitutional questions about whether the Congress and the American people were deliberately misled in the drive to war."


Informant: ranger116


http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=impeach
http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Downing+Street+Memo

BUSH'S IMPEACHABLE OFFENCES

http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/impeacharticles.html


Informant: ranger116

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Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2005 16:04:51 -0800
From: Zepp

Impeachable Offence

From my email:

50 U.S.C. 1809 makes it a criminal offense to order a wiretap without a court order. Bush broke the law, and violated the 4th Amendment as well.

So says a post I read. Problem here is twofold: does this statute apply to one who "orders" the surveillance? two, would Bush argue that he is "authorized" because God ordered it.

Here's a google reference:

1075 50 U.S.C. § 1809 -- Elements of the Offense

Section 1809(a) of Title 50 provides that a person is guilty of an offense if he or she either:

1. (a) intentionally

(b) engages in electronic surveillance

(c) under color of law, except as authorized by statute; or

2. (a) intentionally

(b) discloses or uses information

(c) obtained under color of law

(d) by electronic surveillance

(e) knowing or having reason to know that the information was obtained through electronic surveillance not authorized by statute.

Thus, Section 1809(a) reaches two distinct acts:

(1) engaging in unauthorized electronic surveillance under color of law; and

(2) using or disclosing information obtained under color of law through unauthorized electronic surveillance. Each offense involves an "intentional" state of mind and unauthorized "electronic surveillance."

Even though none of these elements mentions foreign intelligence, one court has explained that "the FISA applies only to surveillance designed to gather information relevant to foreign intelligence." /United States v. Koyomejian/, 970 F.2d 536, 540 (9th Cir. 1992) (en banc), /cert. denied/, 506 U.S. 1005 (1992). In fact, all applications for an order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court require a certification from a presidentially designated official that the purpose of the surveillance is to obtain foreign intelligence. 50 U.S.C. § 1804(a)(7).


Informant: Friends

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Bush's impeachable offense

Salon
by Michelle Goldberg

12/22/05

It may be exceedingly unlikely that President Bush will be impeached, but in the past few days, the I-word has become a topic of considered discussion among constitutional scholars, former intelligence officers and even a few politicians. 'If you listen carefully, you can hear the word 'impeachment,'' curmudgeonly commentator Jack Cafferty said on CNN. 'Two congressional Democrats are using it. And they're not the only ones.' Indeed, speaking on the Diane Rehm show on public radio, Norman Ornstein, a scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, said, 'I think if we're going to be intellectually honest here, this really is the kind of thing that Alexander Hamilton was referring to when impeachment was discussed'... [subscription or ad view required]

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2005/12/22/impeach/


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=impeach
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Five Minutes For Democracy

If you've got five minutes a day, you can grow democracy, starting right at home. That's the inspiration driving Democracy Cell Project.

http://www.tompaine.com/uncommonsense/index.php#5102

Bush Losing Touch On War

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/226919_conason03.html

by Joe Conason, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Bush and Cheney keep spinning victory. Americans increasingly know otherwise.

Source: http://www.tompaine.com/

Iraq 'Pre-War' Launched without Congressional Authority

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/060305Y.shtml
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