26
Nov
2005

The Press: The Enemy Within

Michael Massing states of all the internal problems confronting the press, the reluctance to venture into politically sensitive matters and to report disturbing truths that might unsettle and provoke, remain by far the most troubling.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/112605B.shtml

Montana Senator Burns Part of Abramoff Probe

The scope of a US Justice Department investigation of indicted Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff is wider than previously believed and now includes his dealings with US Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Montana.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/112605A.shtml

Our money is no longer any of our business

Has anyone here noticed that the Fed is no longer going to publish M3 data?? What this means is that fed watchers and market analysts will no longer be able to track just how much money is being created electronically by the fed to manipulate the equity markets via the "plunge protection team."

This is ominous as heck to put it lightly. Now the money supply is to be secret and its now none of our business how much and how fast the fed inflates our money and its also going to be impossible to track where and how much the market is being manipulated. Its all secret now...

This just underscores how vital it is that we immediately remonetize on a local level. The fed is preparing for something drastic; wether it be war, pandemic, market collapse or something as mundane as Greenspan going out on a stock market record high or the faithful Bushite contributors stocks getting pumped we are left to speculate, and in the absense of real data, now we the people are going to be left completely in the dark; and ITS OUR MONEY!!

http://safehaven.com/article-4108.htm


Informant: Scott Munson

The Killer Vaccines

(excerpt)

An Honest Physician Warns of Serious Dangers

An important message to NewsMax readers:

Dr. Russell Blaylock Vaccines routinely given to millions of children and adults can be very dangerous to your health, a respected neurosurgeon warns.

"The medical industry is making a fortune promoting and requiring unnecessary vaccinations," Dr. Russell Blaylock warns in The Blaylock Wellness Report – published by NewsMax.com.

Dr. Blaylock says that during the past few decades we have seen a “vaccination explosion.”

For example, the number of vaccines given to children has increased from a few vaccines, for polio and other common childhood diseases during the 1950s, to some 22 mandatory inoculations for many schoolchildren today.

Vaccines are even being promoted for newborns, often for diseases that pose no risk to children. The greatest danger is the vaccines themselves.

And many in the medical community would like to see annual flu vaccinations as mandatory.

Powerful lobbies are pushing for many more new vaccinations to be added to the list!

The popular theory is that vaccines vastly decrease the risk of disease, so the more the better.

But don’t believe it, Dr. Blaylock warns.

He argues that vaccinations themselves are now causing a major upsurge in childhood diseases, adult maladies – and even deadly ailments such as Gulf War Syndrome and Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Dr. Russell L. Blaylock is an admitted medical maverick. He doesn’t parrot what the New England Journal of Medicine – which receives heavy subsidies in advertisements – claims.

Dr. Blaylock is a nationally recognized, board-certified neurosurgeon, health practitioner, author and lecturer. He has more than a quarter century of medical experience.

In his latest report Dr. Blaylock challenges the conventional wisdom that vaccines are the “golden path to health” and offers these startling conclusions:

* Vaccines already may have caused harm to your health.

* Vaccinations are not providing the protection they claim to provide.

* Studies on vaccines, including ones that should link vaccinations with autism are inadequate.

There are serious dangers in our present vaccine policy, a policy that may cause tremendous harm to the human brain.

Deadly and debilitating diseases such as Gulf War Syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease may be caused or greatly aggravated by overvaccination.

The mysterious Gulf War Syndrome – which may have killed hundreds and seriously incapacitated tens of thousands of GIs – may have been caused by overvaccination.

In his wellness report Dr. Blaylock says, “Our soldiers were given approximately 17 vaccinations during a short period of time, despite manufacturers’ warnings that many of the vaccines were to be spaced over a one-year period.”

The interaction of so many vaccinations administered so closely together is extremely harmful and dangerous, according to Dr. Blaylock.

It’s an important warning for you, because many doctors like to give multiple vaccines at the same time.

The largely uninvestigated effect on humans of administering several vaccinations together or within a short period of time can be serious.

Dr. Blaylock adds that there may be many long-term harmful effects of vaccinations, especially on the brain.

These effects include:
* A highly stressed immune system unable to combat infections and cancer

* The accumulation of free radicals in the body, which can cause “bystander injuries” and immune system dysfunction

* Advanced aging and general debilitation

* The onset of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, which are now afflicting Americans at ever younger ages

Despite growing scientific evidence of the terrible health effects of overvaccination, pharmaceutical companies and other “big medicine” lobbyists continue to push for many more mandatory vaccinations of children and adults.


Lifesaving Advice

In The Blaylock Wellness Report, you will discover critically important information that you’ll find nowhere else, information that could improve – and maybe even save – your life.

In the current edition you’ll discover:
* The hidden link between Lou Gehrig’s disease and anthrax vaccinations

* What your doctor won’t tell you: harmful chemical additives such as aluminum that you receive in your vaccinations

* The toxic levels of mercury in many vaccines

* How omega-6 oils could be harming your health

* The over-the-counter supplement (beta-1,3-glucan) that can help protect you from anthrax

* The truth about annual flu shots and one study that says they are strongly linked to Alzheimer’s

* The safe and sane alternatives to vaccinations

* The vitamins you and your children need to take before and after a vaccine shot

And there’s much, much more in The Blaylock Wellness Report.
Dr. Blaylock’s credentials include 26 years ofexperience in neurosurgery, editorship of the respected Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons and Journal of the American Nutriceutical Association. He previously served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS, and is currently a visiting professor of Biology at the Belhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi.


Informant: Scott Munson

Rapidly accelerating glaciers may increase how fast the sea level rises

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2005-11/uoc--rag111405.php


Informant: Scott Munson

Wal-Mart Big Player in Move to Privatize Water

http://www.stopcorporateabusenow.org

Corporate Accountability International November 15, 2005

http://www.stopcorporateabusenow.org/stopcorporateabuse/join-forward.html?domain=stopcorporateabuse&r=Rd1XEYp1Mmjq&

As the world's largest corporation, Wal-Mart wields dangerous influence over public policy. The retail giant has exploited international sweatshop labor, allegedly discriminated against women, forced employees to work unpaid overtime, and failed to provide healthcare benefits to workers. Wal-Mart is a leading retailer of bottled water--a business that doubled in the U.S. between 1993 and 2003 even though it costs thousands of times what tap water costs, is no safer for people or the environment, and undermines local democratic control over our water.

Corporate Accountability International is proud to publicize a new film WAL-MART: The High Cost of Low Price that exposes the corporation's track record on environmental, community and work policies.

To find a screening near you during the week of November 13
-19th, go to:
http://www.stopcorporateabusenow.org/ct/Lp1XEYp1iztA/


Informant: Scott Munson

Network security could be compromised

They hear The Troops© whispering and MUST put an end to any outside influence that's not on message. This would also mean that The Troops© no longer have access to "private" personal email accounts, thus limiting the "leaks" (messages, photos, videos) like Abu Grabass and similar atrocities.... right or wrong? What do they get... Government issues email accounts?

Scott Peden wrote: I received this from another group and you will find my comments first.

Remember the hell that was raised by the national Guard Units from Mississippi and Louisiana when Katrina hit?

Are we in for another national even that 'they' don't want 'our' troops to be aware of?

There must be some alternate ways to get mass messages to our men overseas as this just cut all of us off from talking to our relatives and friends there.

That alone is quite terrifying. Scott


Navy, Marines block commercial e-mail sites --Services cite concerns that network security could be compromised [?!?] 19 Oct 2005 On Tuesday, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps blocked all access to commercial e-mail services, such as Yahoo!, Hotmail, America Online and Google, from overseas government computers. And not just at office workstations. The block includes access to e-mail services from computers at base libraries and liberty centers that are connected to an official government network.

http://www.legitgov.org/


GOT RIGHTS??

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS PROTECTED BY THE CONSTITUTION

http://www.BILLOFRIGHTS.COM


MARTIAL LAW?????????

BEWARE THE MILITARY POLICE STATE

The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 bans the military from participating in police-type activity on U.S. soil.

BREAKING THIS LAW AND THEIR OATH

"TO SUPPORT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AGAINST ALL ENEMIES, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, BEARING TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE TO THE SAME",

MAKES OUR LEADERSHIP AND MILITARY, DOMESTIC ENEMIES OF THIS NATION!!

"Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood just as it narrows the mind.

And when the drums of war have reached a fever and the blood boils with hate and the mind has fully closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry.

Rather the citizenry, blinded by patriotism and infused with fear, will offer the rights up unto the leader, and gladly so. How do I know this? For this is what I have done. Unknown


"Individuals have international duties which transcend the national obligations of obedience… therefore have the duty to violate domestic laws to prevent crimes against peace and humanity from occurring." ~ Nuremberg Tribunal, 1950


Informant: Scott Munson

How Do We Honor Our Fallen Troops in a Wrongful War?



Paul Rockwell reviews 'gold star peace mom' Cindy Sheehan's first book, Not One More Mothers Child, finding it an exposition of wartime propaganda and concluding there is no greater act of betrayal than to send young men and women to their deaths on the basis of fraud.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/112605X.shtml



Cindy Sheehan
http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Sheehan

RFID Tags in New US Notes Explode When You Try to Microwave Them

http://www.prisonplanet.com/022904rfidtagsexplode.html


Informant: mark marks

MENACES INVISIBLES

http://www.next-up.org/main.php?param=presseradiotv#8

MOBILE ATTITUDE

http://www.next-up.org/main.php?param=presseradiotv#9

WHO, EMF, Electromagnetic Radiation and Mobile Phones

Repacholi and industry money
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1230638/

How healthy is your world?
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1244867/

EHS Factsheet 296
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1381412/

Open letter to the WHO
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/841288/

Open letter to WHO
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/3002060/

WHO: a lot of people report symptoms of electromagnetic radiation sickness http://omega.twoday.net/stories/958459/

WHO writes off electrosmog victims
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1142664/

WHO and Electric Utilities: A Partnership on EMFs
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1176061/

The cozy relationship between the WHO and the electric utility industry http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1023935/

WHO and EHS "factsheet"
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1272391/

Chernobyl, WHO and Utteridge's mice: Is there a connection?
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1293003/

The WHO EMF Charade Continues - Time To Stop the WHO Charade
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/819270/

Testimony of Michael Repacholi
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1031477/

Petition to remove Dr. Mike Repacholi
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/877606/

ICNIRP EMF exposure guidelines to be revised
http://freepage.twoday.net/stories/1822415/

A Danger from within the house: Radiation was found in the Israeli Prime Minister Office
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1178309/

Base Stations, operating within strict national and international Guidelines, do not present a Health Risk?
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/771911/

WHO has fallen victim to neoliberal globalisation and to the economic interests of powerful nations and the transnational corporations
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/3562261/



http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=World+Health+Organization
http://www.next-up.org/Newsoftheworld/WHO_OMS.php#10
http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Repacholi
http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Repacholi

The About-Face of a Hawkish Democrat

Of all the Democrats calling for an end to the Iraq war, Rep. John P. Murtha is an anomaly. He's no liberal, like his House colleagues Dennis J. Kucinich (Ohio) and Maxine Waters (Calif.). He's certainly the only one to call Vice President Cheney a friend. It's hard to imagine any other Democrat causing such a stir. Republicans privately acknowledge that Murtha is a worrisome opponent because he can hardly be portrayed as a liberal of the Michael Moore stripe.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/112505F.shtml

Bush Faces Dual Challenges on Iraq

As he leads a fierce campaign this month to rebut criticism of the Iraq war, President Bush faces twin challenges - one of them rooted in history, the other in the political realities of the moment.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/112505C.shtml

Padilla Dirty Bomb Evidence Extracted by Torture

The Bush administration decided not to charge Jose Padilla with planning to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb" in a US city because the evidence against him was extracted using torture on members of al-Qaida, it was claimed yesterday.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/112505B.shtml

An Innocent Man in the Hell of Guantanamo

Sara Daniel interviews a Pakistani journalist who was wrongfully imprisoned for over two years, then puts his case in the context of the "gulag of our era."

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/112505A.shtml

Abramoff Probe Spreads to White House, 4 Lawmakers

The US Justice Department's probe of Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff is broader than previously thought, examining his dealings with four lawmakers, former and current congressional aides and two former Bush administration officials.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/112605Z.shtml

Omega-News Collection 26. November 2005

Global disaster will follow if the ice cap on Greenland melts: it is vanishing far faster than expected
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1171880/
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1092631/

Climate Change Threatens World Fish Stocks
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1173389/

Climate change won’t stop in 2012 - Action to tackle it shouldn’t stop either
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1184796/

Tiny Bubbles, Rising Seas Point to Warming
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1193597/

Forests paying the price for biofuels
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1186198/

Come and help us with our Medical Clinics
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1179372/

Better Environment, Healthier People
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1190666/

Save the Great Bear Rainforest
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/764156/

Whales and dolphins threatened by naval sonar
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1192596/

Vote USA 2004
http://omega.twoday.net/topics/Vote+USA+2004/

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 26. November 2005
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1193855/

EMF-Omega-News 26. November 2005

Reflex study: ICNIRP response
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1170041/

Breast Cancer, Tamoxifen and EMFs
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1193067/

People's Will: Vote against 3G and TETRA in Sweden's national election 2006
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1170059/

The cell phone industry is getting desperate: TV poses more risk than mobile phone
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1172135/

Three years to see if mobiles hurt kids: it is unlawful to experiment on children
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1174745/

The cellular phone and children - Le téléphone cellulaire et les enfants
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1178705/

Hide Cellular Phones From Children
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1178177/

WHO and Electric Utilities: A Partnership on EMFs
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1176061/

A Danger from within the house: Radiation was found in the Israeli Prime Minister Office
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1178309/

Canada Health Official Warns Consumers to Limit Cell Phone USe
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1174708/

BID FOR POWERS TO FIGHT MASTS
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1171902/

Haringey Supplementary Planning Policy
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1174236/

Phone mast fury
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1179160/

MOBILE PHONE GIANT SEEKS TO RENEW PERMISSION FOR MAST
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1179320/

CANCER SUFFERER'S FURY AT PLAN FOR PHONE MAST
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1180620/

PLANNING LAW TWIST ANGER
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1182856/

ORANGE PIPPED: Parishioners force phone mast U-turn
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1183866/

In The Netherlands more than 40 municipalities are retaining permits for UMTS masts
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1184730/

Call to free up land for phone masts
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1184745/

Families urged to fight mast plans
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1187858/

Outrage over Kenilworth phone mast
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1190830/

Opposition predicted to phone mast plan
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1191588/

Outrage as mast goes up
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1191613/

Mast protests growing
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1193667/

Phone mast victory
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1163587/

Villagers in phone mast fury
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1193679/

Téléphonie Mobile 3G, Santé, OMS et Élection
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1185551/

Cacher les Téléphones Cellulaires aux Enfants
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1193536/

News from Mast Sanity
http://tinyurl.com/aotw3

Omega-News Collection 26. November 2005
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1193868/

U.S. Poor Expected to Bear Brunt of Budget-Cutting Measures

A budget-cutting bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week has left countless groups--especially those advocating on behalf of the poor and the environment--devastated by what they say is irresponsible favoritism of rich individuals and corporations.

http://tinyurl.com/7u97g


From Information Clearing House

Torture is killing a person without them dying

One US research group estimates there to be some eight to 15 secret detention sites throughout the world in at least eight countries. It's believed that detainees are being moved from site to site to evade public knowledge and scrutiny and that foreign intelligence agents are being used to extract information, usually through torture and ill-treatment.

http://news.amnesty.org/index/ENGPOL300362005



Video: Secrets of the CIA
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8085945499556832271&q=cia


From Information Clearing House

Thanksgiving in the CIA's Secret Prisons

The inmates rarely see daylight, and the CIA gives them the bare minimum to make sure they do not die in U.S. custody. That includes the cans of Ensure and shots of vitamin B12.

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/Thanksgiving/story?id=1342154


From Information Clearing House

The Rip-Off of Iraq’s Oil Wealth

While the Iraqi people struggle to define their future amid political chaos and violence, the fate of their most valuable economic asset, oil, is being decided behind closed doors.

http://www.globalpolicy.org/security/oil/2005/crudedesigns.htm


From Information Clearing House

Is Bush lying about his lies?

Not only did the Bush administration deceive the American people about the reasons for invading Iraq, it is now deceiving them about the deceptions.

http://www.suntimes.com/output/greeley/cst-edt-greel25.html


From Information Clearing House

Iraq pullout

U.S. already planning Iraq pullout, lawmakers say :

The lawmakers' remarks are among the first indications that concrete steps are being taken to redeploy some of the 160,000 troops currently in Iraq.

http://www.shns.com/shns/g_index2.cfm?action=detail&pk=IRAQ-TROOPS-11-25-05



Poland to withdraw troops from Iraq next year:

Poland will pull its troops out of Iraq in 2006 but it may move the deadline for withdrawal from January to mid-year, Polish Defense Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said on Friday.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051125/ts_nm/iraq_poland_dc_1



Lithuania to Withdraw Part of Troops from Iraq

http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?catid=135&newsid=77320&ch=0&datte=2005-11-25



Ray McGovern: Will the US Seize the Opportunity for Troop Withdrawal?:

The common demand, by Shia and Kurds as well as Sunnis, for a timetable for withdrawal of occupation forces demolishes the administration's argument that setting such a timetable would be a huge mistake. Who would know better-the Iraqis or the ideologues advising Bush?

http://www.counterpunch.org/mcgovern11252005.html



Chris Floyd: First Light :

We should take heart from events like Murtha's declaration and Bush's freefall in the polls. There has been a shift in the political landscape, which provides cautious but credible grounds for hope of some measure of change. Not a false triumphalism, for there is never any final "triumph" in human affairs; there is only the continual, never-ending task of trying to rise above our worst instincts.

http://tinyurl.com/8o99j



Dahr Jamail : Life Goes On in Fallujah's Rubble:

This month, U.S. Marine Col. David Berger, who is commander of the 8th Regimental Combat Team and responsible for Fallujah, told reporters, "[Fallujah's residents] don't see any progress, they don't see any action. They hear a lot of words, a lot of promises, but not a lot of product."

http://tinyurl.com/akb2q



Dutch foreign minister warns US on human rights abuses:

Dutch Foreign Minister Ben Bot today warned the US government that if it continued to 'hide' over reports of secret prisons in eastern Europe, Dutch contributions to US-led military missions could be affected, the ANP news agency reported.

http://www.forbes.com/business/feeds/afx/2005/11/24/afx2353398.html


From Information Clearing House

Indictment Portrays Padilla as Minor Figure in a Plot

By NEIL A. LEWIS

Among the overt acts that the government says demonstrate his participation in the conspiracy is his 1996 application for a passport.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11133.htm



Torture claims 'forced US to cut terror charges'

By Jamie Wilson in Washington

The Bush administration decided not to charge Jose Padilla with planning to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb" in a US city because the evidence against him was extracted using torture on members of al-Qaida, it was claimed yesterday.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11137.htm

US ran Guantanamo-style prison in Kosovo

The Council of Europe's Human rights commissioner Alvaro Gil-Robles said he had been 'shocked' by conditions at the barbed wire-rimmed centre inside a US military base, which he witnessed in 2002.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11138.htm

When Federal Deception Becomes Reality

http://www.newswithviews.com/Levant/nancy14.htm

THE UNSEEN ENEMY THAT'S STEALING AMERICA

http://www.newswithviews.com/Stuter/stuter70.htm

The Plastic Turkey President

http://www.lewrockwell.com/zeese/zeese17.html

The Loopy Christian Right

http://www.lewrockwell.com/margolis/margolis4.html

The Post-Bush Era

http://www.sobran.com/columns/2005/051110.shtml


Informant: Lew Rockwell

Slipped His Moorings

http://www.lewrockwell.com/reese/reese240.html

The Anti-War Movement?

By Cindy Sheehan

The anti-war movement is not on the "verge of collapse" because we are not organized, or because we don't take a "warriors" view of attacking the neocons and the war machine using the tactics of Napoleon, or Sun Tzu—but because the two-thirds of Americans who philosophically agree that the war is wrong, BushCo lied, and the troops should come home, will not get off of their collective, complacent, and comfortable behinds to demonstrate their dissent with our government.

http://informationclearinghouse.info/article12649.htm

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Tactics, Not Strategy, in the Antiwar Movement
http://www.lewrockwell.com/north/north417.html

Villagers in phone mast fury

by Claire Metcalfe

Ryedale Gazette and Herald Yorkshire

Crowds of villagers who protested against a mobile phone mast near their homes in Sheriff Hutton have vowed to continue fighting until it has gone.

More than 130 residents showed up at the weekend with placards and signs to express their anger at phone company Orange for erecting the 15- metre high mast in Dasket Hill without prior warning.

And they have held Ryedale District Council (RDC) to account too, for administrative errors which allowed the mast to be built.

At a meeting on Monday, the Sheriff Hutton Protest Group demanded answers from Gary Housden, RDC's development control manager.

Apologising, he said that a letter sent by RDC to the parish council in January, informing it of the mast application and asking for a response, failed to arrive. When RDC got in touch to ask why the response was taking so long, this failure came to light and a second letter was issued.

The parish council responded promptly to say it was opposed to the mast, but the delay had brought the decision "perilously close" to its 56-day deadline for lodging an objection by law.

Then, due to an error in the way the council's computer was programmed, the expiry date of the application notice was incorrectly calculated by a day, meaning that RDC was one day late in issuing a response to Orange 's request. "It sticks in my throat that this has happened, but it has happened," said Mr Housden. "There were two mistakes from an administrative point of view. One mistake we could have lived with, but it took it to the wire and went over by a day, but that is not representative of the development control work of this council."

He is now taking legal advice as to whether the council has any enforcement power over Orange thanks to two technicalities.

The first is that Orange did not place notification of plans on the site, as is its responsibility, and the second is that the plans said the mast would be a moss green colour, and it is currently galvanized steel.

If it has no power, the council will approach Orange to discuss moving the mast, possibly even offering a financial incentive.

But the meeting heard that North Yorkshire County Council's highways authority had already been in touch with Orange to offer another grass verge away from the village, and it declined. The highways authority has to let it build on verges, like other service providers such as gas and electric companies.

Penny Bean, chairman of the parish council, said there were landowners willing to accommodate the mast, adding: "But then Orange would have to pay rent."

Now residents are looking further afield for support in lobbying Orange to remove the mast.

They are planning to write to the chief executive of the company until they get a response.

Ryedale's MP, John Greenway, has also promised to write to the company

He said: "I've come to the conclusion, having been given all the facts, that that the district and county councils should ask Orange to move it and I'm prepared to support them by writing to Orange direct myself.

"Given the real hostility, I think the responsible thing for Orange to do now would be to agree for the mast to be moved."

After the meeting, a member of the protest group, Linda Murphy, who lives 85 metres away from the mast in Cornborough Road , said: "We've decided that we really need to take the fight to Orange because we really don't have very much faith that the council can do much for us.

"By consensus, we really want to name and shame Orange and we are going to hold further meetings about how to go about that."

Orange spokesperson Duncan McGraw said: "As far as Orange is concerned, we've not had contact (about suggestions of where to move the mast) either from the council or residents, but we would look at any suggestion by the public and council and assess them on their merits."

Updated: 14:27 Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Mast protests growing

North Wales Pioneer

25.11.05

THEIR advertising slogan, aimed at encouraging customers to talk more, is How Are You? But Deganwy residents are beginning to think that Vodafone don’t really care, after all.

Frightened householders have vowed to fight the erection of a three-metre radio mast, only yards from their homes.

They fear the proposed Vodafone 3G mast will effect their health and decrease the value of properties in the area.

It will be placed on the roof of the North Wales Badminton Centre, Deganwy, in a heavily populated residential area.

The centre are expected to receive around £4,000-a-year rent to house the mast, which will provide coverage for 3G phone users, but only in a 500m radius.

Residents, who have won the backing of county councillor Mike Priestly and AM Denise Idris Jones, have slammed the proposals as worrying and unnecessary.

One concerned voice, John Hurn, of Tan y Bethlan, who has a background in telecommunications, said: “We are frightened. These mobile phone companies might claim that there is no proof that it causes conditions like cancer, but only 30-years-ago we were being told thalidomide was safe.

“Most of the people within that area are of retirement age and would probably not use these services anyway. They claim that it is for business people in transit in the area, but there are no businesses within that 500m area.”

He said they were also concerned that it is Vodafone’s policy to encourage other mobile phone companies to share radio mast sites. This could lead to an influx of towers, he said.

A planning application has yet to be submitted.

Jane Frapwell, of Daly International, the company representing Vodafone’s application, said they had looked at other sites, but were found to be unsuitable.

She also quashed health concerns, citing World Health Organisation findings.

Under the terms of Vodafone’s 3G license, they, along with other service providers, must ensure 80 per cent UK coverage by 2007.

No one from the badminton centre was available for comment.

Elsewhere, Rhos on Sea campaigners, who are being supported by Clwyd West MP David Jones, have collected a petition of some 115 signatures opposing a planned 12ft mast at Colwyn Bay ’s cricket ground.

Mark Emberton, who is spearheading the opposition, said: “ We just can’t believe where it is sited, right next to the children’s play ground and a school, plus all the elderly people. Where this thing will be going, with the contours of the land, it will be level with our houses.”

Tiny Bubbles, Rising Seas Point to Warming

Ocean and so-called greenhouse gas levels are rising faster than they have for thousands of years, according to two sea and ice core studies published Thursday in the journal Science. These findings signal the impact of human activity on temperatures worldwide, researchers said.

http://www.truthout.org/issues_05/112505EA.shtml

The Phony War against the Critics

Michael Kinsley argues that the last man or woman to die in any war almost surely dies in vain: The outcome has been determined, if not certified. And he or she might die happier thinking that death came in a noble cause that will not be abandoned. But if it is not a noble cause, he or she might prefer not to die at all. Stifling criticism that might shorten the war is no favor to American soldiers. They can live without that kind of "respect."

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/112505S.shtml

US Nears 1,000th Execution since 1977

"Let's do it." With those last words, convicted killer Gary Gilmore ushered in the modern era of capital punishment in the United States, an age of busy death chambers that will likely see its 1,000th execution in the coming days.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/112505R.shtml

Anti-war activist revives protest near Bush ranch



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