Kerry Lawyer Seeks Ohio Ballot Inspection


Letter from Kerry's attorney to Ohio's 88 counties

Confirmed by the Offices of Donald J. McTigue, Kerry-Edwards State Counsel in Ohio, below is the letter sent by McTigue to the individual board of elections in each of the counties in Ohio.

December 10, 2004

Re: Presidential Recount

Dear Director and Deputy Director:

Enclosed please find a copy of a letter personally signed by John Kerry appointing me as his legal counsel with respect to the recount for President and Vice President of the United States, with full authority to act on behalf of him and John Edwards, including appointing witnesses to attend the recount.

Also enclosed is a letter personally signed by John Kerry designating witnesses to attend the recount in your county.

On behalf of John Kerry and John Edwards I am making the following requests regarding the conduct of the recount:

1. The selection of precincts for the three percent hand count should be according to a scientifically valid random sampling method. I am aware that you have received a letter from Votewatch regarding this issue with an offer by that organization to provide resources to ensure that the sampling method is valid. We urge you to accept this offer of assistance or otherwise be able to demonstrate that the method employed by the Board to select the precincts for the three percent hand count is scientifically valid.

2. We request that each candidate be given the opportunity to select at least one precinct for a hand count, either as part of or in addition to the three percent hand count.

3. For those counties that use touch screen voting systems, we request that the three percent hand count include a hand count of three percent of the ballot images stored in the each of the redundant memories of the machines selected for the recount and on any paper trail for the machines.

4. We request that the Board provide the opportunity for candidates participating in the recount to have the programming and calibration of the tabulating system, scanners, and electronic voting machines verified by independent experts.

5. We request that the test used by the Board to verify the logic and accuracy of the computer tabulating program be performed for each precinct, including any separate absentee precinct. Further, the test should include testing for under and over voted ballots.

6. We request that computer printouts of the recount results include the under and over votes recorded in each precinct.

7. John Kerry and John Edwards hereby request to have their witnesses visually inspect all ballots for which your voting system has not recorded a vote for President and Vice President, i.e. the undervote and overvote ballots. If the Board does not agree to a visual inspection of these ballots, then we hereby request to visually inspect all ballots pursuant to R.C. ¤ 3515.04 and OAG 74-103.

8. We request to inspect envelopes and related paperwork for all uncounted provisional and absentee ballots. This includes documents stating the reason or reasons that a ballot was not counted and the documentation to support the same.

9. In order to verify candidate rotation, we request to inspect the ballot page assemblies of all punch card voting devices and the ballot faces of all touch screen voting machines used at the polls or at the Board's office.

10. For those counties where the names of Nader and Camejo were visible to voters on the ballots, ballot pages or faces of voting machines, i.e. where the names were not covered over with a sticker or blacked out or the ballots were not reprinted without their names, we request to know whether any votes were cast for Nader and Camejo for President and Vice President.

11. We request that absentee ballots which were postmarked by election day, November 2, 2004, and were received by the board no later than November 12, 2004, be counted if the voter did not vote at the polls.

The above requests are in addition to any other requests that may be made by our witnesses.

If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Very truly yours,

cc: Daniel J. Hofheimer

Kerry-Edwards State Counsel, Ohio
Donald J. McTigue

Informant: Diana Davies

Help Conyers Block Bush Certification

. John Conyers is trying to collect a couple million emails on the voting investigation. He has set up a special form for you to ask questions of his committee.

. Please send off an email with a question for the Democratic members of the Judiciary Committee Hearing on the Ohio Vote. Click below and take a moment to write your opinions of the 2004 Presidential vote.

. This article appears in the December 10, 2004 issue of Executive
Intelligence Review.

Leading Democrats Take Up Vote-Suppression Fight, by Edward Spannaus

"What happened on Nov. 2 was not an election, but a not-so-cold coup d'état against the United States Constitution … And those in the … Republican Party who engaged in a widespread campaign of vote-suppression are guilty of violating the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the Constitution ... sufficient to send these guys to jail, if not to un-elect them …"

The theft of the election through the massive suppression of the votes of minority voters, most flagrant in Ohio and Florida, but also prevalent in many other states, is a far bigger question than mere vote fraud. By targetting the lower 80% of the population which the LaRouche movement and … the Democratic Party were mobilizing, [the Neo-cons] were attempting to consolidate their grip on the U.S. government for their policy of perpetual war and brutal economic austerity.

This is critical inside the Democratic Party, where many activists are being drawn into futile legal actions on the state level, seeking recounts, or redress for vote fraud and irregularities, which do not get at the fundamental Constitutional implications of the Nov. 2 coup. On the other hand, there is fortunately an effort now under way among key Democrats, in the House and elsewhere, to compile the evidence of how high-level operatives in the Bush-Cheney apparatus … acted in explicit violation of the Voting Rights Act to suppress the vote on Nov. 2.

… Prior to the election, a report called "The Long Shadow of Jim Crow: Voter Intimidation and Suppression in America Today" was published by the NAACP and People for the American Way. … The … report … chronicled the myriad methods of vote-suppression used, over the past couple of decades, which have intensified during the 2000 election and subsequently. … In recent issues of EIR (see Nov. 19 and Nov. 26), we have presented documentation of the many methods of voter-suppression used, particularly in Ohio. This included dirty tricks and disinformation circulated to voters before the election (such as directing voters to the wrong polling place), and during the election; mobilizing challengers to intimidate voters at the polling places; unlawful purging of voter rolls; and the failure to process new voter registrations in a timely manner. And, perhaps the most important method in Ohio, deliberately shorting the number of voting machines in urban minority precincts, so that would-be voters had to stand in line for 3-4 hours, and sometimes 8-10 hours, causing many to leave in frustration or out of necessity, thus preventing them from voting.

… 12 Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee, led by Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, … [are taking action]. … The pattern of vote suppression being compiled by the House Judiciary Committee minority members … should be presented to the full House and Senate on or before Jan. 6—which is when Congress meets in Joint Session to certify the Electoral College votes. To understand the type of mobilization which is needed, it is worth recalling what happened four years ago.

… The CBC [Congressional Black Caucus] staged a dramatic action on the floor of the Joint Session, rising one after another to object to the Florida electoral vote [mainly to prevent Ashcroft's appointment.

… Following Bush's certification, the drive to stop Ashcroft grew. By the time his nomination came to the Senate floor, there were a sufficient number of U.S. Senators organized and ready to block Ashcroft's confirmation. At the very last moment, Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle, in an act of betrayal that probably cost him his Senate seat in 2004, ordered Democratic Senators to halt their resistance, and confirm Ashcroft.

Ell Kinder

Ohio Vote Fraud Battle Heats Up

Call OH governor Taft NOW


Congressional Democrats sent a letter to Republican Gov. Bob Taft on Monday, asking him to delay the Electoral College vote or at least consider the results unofficial until the disputes are resolved.

Contact Governor Taft

Phone 614-466-3555 or 614-644-HELP

Informant: Marsha V. Hammond



Ohio Vote Fraud Battle Heats Up

It may be impossible for critics to claim that only fans of conspiracy theories believe that voter fraud occurred in Ohio. We now have prima facie evidence of fraud by Kenneth Blackwell's office, when an order directed election officials to remove all voter records from the public domain to private ownership. Ohio law forbids it! Read our new article:

Ohio Vote Fraud Battle Heats Up

Links to A New Affidavit From a Professional Willing to Testify
And Prima Facie Evidence of Fraud

By Katherine Yurica

December 13, 2004


Here's another way you can help:

Copy and paste the following letter into this web-site


and tell the Judiciary Committee you want hearings on Ohio!

Rep. Conyers needs your help!

Rep. John Conyers feels he needs a million e-mails to compel the House Judiciary Committee to hold hearings about the 2004 election. Spread this message among your list of liberal friends and associates. Go here:



1. To ensure the legitimacy of the people apparently elected in the
2004 election, the House Judiciary Committee must do the following.

2. Openly hold hearings and investigate all cases of alleged voter
fraud, for example those charged by Blackboxvoting.org.

3. Make sure that all recountable ballots are recounted, when
requested. Do not allow stonewalling by secretaries of state with
vested interest in one outcome.

4. Hold hearings on the numerous discrepancies between the pure exit polls (those not blended with vote tabulations) and the black box voting machines. Investigate the statistical studies by researchers at our top universities, showing prohibitively tiny probability that the discrepancies were due to the random chance associated with sampling error.

5. Investigate the numerous mistakes in vote counting reported this election, and the allegation that they are all in favor of Bush and against Kerry.

6. Do not certify the 2004 elections until these steps have been taken, and you have determined, in open and publicized hearings, that the apparent winners of the elections are indeed the winners. If the reverse is shown, do not certify the elections at all and let there be re-votes.

In addition, democracy and future elections must be safeguarded with the following legislation:

7. No black box voting. Every voter needs a verifiable, and recountable, paper trail. Democracies have never assumed that all black box controllers would be honest, always.

Open code on voting machines, to verify their honest programming. The trade secret excuse is silly at best, deceptive at worst. It is not difficult to program a computer to count and add. Touchscreens add complication, and potential for mistakes and more cheating, so tell vendors who want secret computer code because of their touchscreens to use pushbuttons, or paper.

8. Create minimum standards for vendors of voting material. They must be free of partisan activity, and their activities and programming must be open to public viewing. How do you think we look to the world and our citizens - when the owner of the (Diebold) black box machines counting most of our un-recountable votes openly promised to deliver Ohio to George W. Bush?

It is your sacred duty to preserve democracy, and it is a higher goal than electing any particular party or ticket.


Katherine Yurica

Help Conyers Block Bush Certification

Aktuelle, brisante Meldungen aus den Medien

Kann Handystrahlung das Erbgut schädigen?

Handystrahlung: gefährlich oder nicht? Seit Jahren streiten sich die Experten. Die gängige Lehrmeinung war: „Elektromagnetische Schwingungen von Handys sind zu schwach, um das Erbgut zu schädigen.“

Jetzt wurde die sogenannte Reflexstudie veröffentlicht, bei der zwölf Forschergruppen (Reflex-Studie) aus sieben EU-Ländern drei Jahre lang die Wirkung von elektromagnetischen Feldern auf menschliche Zellen untersucht haben, aber zu teilweise anderen Ergebnissen kamen.

„Berliner Kurier“ und „Bild“ erklären die Studie so, dass Handystrahlen Zellen schädigen und die DNS zerstören können, da Handy-Strahlung (SAR-Wert) größer als 1,3 Watt pro Kilogramm Körpergewebe schädliche Auswirkungen hätte, der Grenzwert zur Zeit aber bei 2,0 Watt pro Kilogramm liege.


Spiegel-TV: Mobilfunk nicht harmlos

Am 5. Dezember berichtete Spiegel-TV über die mobilfunkkritischen Studien des Reflex-Projekts (DNS-Doppelstrangbrüche) und von Leif Salford (Öffnung der Blut-Hirn-Schranke). Beide Studien sind zwar nicht neu und Insidern längst bekannt, dem zuschauenden Publikum von Spiegel-TV wurde jedoch nahe gebracht, dass nicht alles harmlos ist, was funkt.


Chip: Kritisches zu Mobilfunksendemasten

Die Computerzeitschrift Chip gab am 3. Dezember eine Pressemeldung über die Gesundheitsrisiken von Mobilfunk-Basisstationen heraus. Tenor: „Wer sich einen Sendemast aufs Dach stellen lässt und glaubt, die Strahlung gehe über ihn hinweg, der irrt“.


Aus: FGF-Infoline vom 09.12.2004


Aktuelle, brisante Meldungen aus den Medien

041213 Newsletter der Bürgervereinigung gegen die Mobilfunkanlage in Dachau-Süd

Liebe Nachbarn, sehr geehrte Newsletterabonnenten,

heute wollen wir Ihnen mal, zur Abwechselung, nicht über die Mobilfunksituation in Dachau berichten, sondern ein paar aktuelle, brisante Meldungen aus den Medien bringen.

Die Computerzeitschrift Chip veröffentlicht in ihrer neuesten Ausgabe eine Studie über Gesundheitsrisiken von Mobilfunk-Basisstationen und gibt am 3. Dezember eine Pressemeldung heraus: http://www.izgmf.de/chip2004.pdf

Am 5. Dezember wird im Fernsehen über die mobilfunkkritischen Studien des Reflex-Projekts (DNS-Doppelstrangbrüche) und von Leif Salford (Öffnung der Blut-Hirn-Schranke) in der renommierten Sendung Spiegel-TV berichtet:

Am 8. Dezember erscheint in BILD.de ein Artikel über die Reflex-Studie mit dem Titel: Neue Schock-Studie der EU:

Wir wollen nur hoffen, dass mehr und mehr über diesen Freilandversuch, den man an uns Menschen durchführt, bekannt wird.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Bürgervereinigung gegen die Mobilfunkanlage in Dachau-Süd, am Heideweg

House Judiciary Ohio Forum Hears of Recount Fraud Plans


Informant: NHNE

Forest plan is at odds with its noble goals

Doug Anderson: Forest plan is at odds with its noble goals

Informant: Deane T. Rimerman

Shadowy figures, deals marked mine battle


Informant: Carrie Dann

Victory in Pemberton, on to Haida Gwaii

Earlier this year, over 1,500 RAN supporters sent letters to Weyerhaeuser demanding that the company cancel plans to log a scenic watershed in Pemberton, B.C. within two weeks of hearing from RAN supporters Weyerhaeuser reversed their decision to log.

Just a few hundred miles North of Pemberton, another controversy is brewing on the islands of Haida Gwaii where members of the Haida Nation are fighting for their cultural heritage.

The Haida want access to detailed information Weyerhaeuser holds about the old growth cedar trees that have been a central part of Haida culture for generations. Weyerhaeuser wants to log more old growth.

Click the link below to send a letter to Weyerhaeuser CEO Steve Rogel demanding that the company protect endangered forests and turn over information about Haida Gwaii's last remaining old growth cedars to the Haida people to make better management decisions over these forests.


In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada decided in late November on a case that the Haida Nation launched to protect the ancient old-growth forests of Haida Gwaii. The Court held in favor of the Haida, holding that the Province has a legal duty to consult with the Haida about timber harvesting in Weyerhaeuser's Tree Farm.

In the Haida case, the Supreme Court ruled that the Government of British Columbia must consult with the Haida Nation and accommodate their interests when renewing the tree farm license issued in an area claimed by them as aboriginal title lands. For further information about this case, visit EAGLE at http://action.ran.org/ctt.asp?u=2844473&l=70868.

The Court affirmed that, "In all its dealings with Aboriginal peoples, from the assertion of sovereignty to the resolution of claims and the implementation of treaties, the Crown must act honourably." "The Court has held that the Crown has a duty of honour, and now it will be our duty to hold them to that obligation," says Guujaaw. "This is the best chance for the well-being and sustainability of the land."

Rather than see the writing on the wall, Weyerhaeuser is withholding mapping information about old growth cedar requested by the Haida for analysis and planning to ensure that the ecological and cultural benefits of cedar are sustained for present and future generations.

Please click the link below to demand that Weyerhaeuser respect the cultural needs of the Haida Nation.


Very sincerely,

--Jess, Sharon and Brant
The RAN Old Growth Team
July 29th, 2004

P.S. Grassroots market pressure can change the way corporations do business. After receiving nearly 1,500 emails from RAN supporters in August, grocery chain Trader Joe's decided to stop buying paper bags from Weyerhaeuser, the number one destroyer of old growth forests in America.

The high cost of gold


Informant: Carrie Dann

Fighting back


Informant: Carrie Dann

Protesters Urge Delay for Ohio Electors


EMF-Omega-News 13. December 2004

Catastrophe: 60 Dead near a Cellular-Radio-Broadcasting-Tower in Slupsk (Stolp)/Poland

Watch the death-list at: http://www.iddd.de/umtsno/listaSlDe.htm

Original in Polish (scanned): http://www.iddd.de/umtsno/listaslupsk.htm

These observations were made within the last four years by Mrs. Bartos from Slupsk, Poland. In 1991 the tower starts with television and radio service. Since 1992 it works also as cellular-tower. The people who are on the list live or lived in a distance between 25 or 30 meters except two sky-scrapers in a distance from 100 to 150 meters.

The government didn't made any epidemiological and statistical investigations upon the high death-rate between 1995 and 1998 and until now.

These list was created by Mrs. Elzbieta Bartos, Slupsk ul. Banacha 11/58, 76-200 Polska. Tel. (004859) 84-42-260 between July and Decembre 2004 and is based on interrogations of neighbours, doctors, teachers and the suffering people from this area.


Source: http://omega.twoday.net/stories/438335/


Usfie Cancer Cluster, Update

Application filed to prosecute UK Electricity Industry for failing to label domestic electrical Appliances with hazard Warning

DC Circuit decision - EMR v. FCC

Ever growing Concerns surrounding Mobile Masts and their Effects

Mobile Phone Company advises Industry not to target Children for Cell Phone Sales

Mobile phone firms hide radiation hazards

EU REFLEX Project Report

Norwich meeting

Warning after three incidents in which mobile phones (cell phones) ignited fumes during fueling operations

New bill targets some peeping Toms

Cell phones and the brain

Helena Bonham Carter and Emma Thompson carries out a particular war

Microchips in Your Passport and Drivers License

TSA widens test of biometric IDs - Privacy experts worry about precedents

A Nation of Cattle?

Omega-News Collection 9. December 2004

Stolen Election 2004: Sunday Update


by Bob Fertik on December 12, 2004 - 2:09pm.

There is an unprecedentedÊhuge wave of election protesting across the country - see:
http://www.51capitalmarch.com ,
http://www.denvervoice.org , or
http://www.Nov3.US .

On Monday, when Ohio's Republican Electors cast their 20 votes for Bush, they will be greeted by protesters.

[Kat] L'Estrange and Susan Truitt of the Citizens Alliance for Secure Elections, a Columbus-based group, and others are demanding the electoral vote be put off until the recount is completed. Ohio's 88 county boards of elections must begin their recounts by the end of this week.

"In Ohio, there has not been a final determination. Therefore, any meeting of the Electoral College in Ohio prior to a full recount would in fact be an illegitimate gathering," said John Bonifaz of the National Voting Rights Institute.

In Ohio,88 counties start their recounts on Monday: Clinton, Fayette, Holmes, Jefferson, Lake, Medina, Ottowa, and Wood.

Friday's bizarre lockdown in Greene County got more bizarre, when election observers Joan Quinn and Eve Roberson revisited the office Saturday morning to find the building unlocked and unoccupied.

Deputy Director of Elections Lynn McCoy arrived later and stated that all election records were still "locked down" and remained unavailable to the public. However, metal boxes with sealed locks had been stacked in the unlocked basement immediately accessible to the unlocked entrance. The Deputy Director would not confirm that these boxes contained original ballots.

The story made the Dayton Daily News, and Joan Quinn will testify at Monday's hearing led by John Conyers.

Quinn said that she and her fellow observer were looking into the low turnout recorded in minority precincts, especially precincts 354, 224, and 355, which recorded voter turnouts in the 50 percent range, while the average for Greene County was 74 percent. While examining those records, she said, they were informed of the "lockdown" order.

A detailed study of absentee ballots in Trumbull County by Dr. Werner Lange found 580 absentee votes for which there were no absentee voters identified in the poll books - a clear case of fraud.

The absentee vote inflation rate for these five communities averages 5.5 fradulent voters per precinct. If this pattern of inflated absentee votes holds for all of OhioÕs 11,366 precincts, then there were some 62,513 absentee votes in Ohio up for grabs in the last election. Who grabbed them and how they did so should be the subject of an immediate congressional investigation.

A detailed study of Uncounted votes in Montgomery County by Richard Hayes Phillips found in 47 Dayton precincts, which went for Kerry by a margin of 7 to 1, the spoilage rate of regular ballots was 5.16%, compared to 1.31% for the rest of the county.

A detailed study of votes in Lucas County by Richard Hayes Phillips found a remarkable 25 precincts had over 80% turnout (3 over 90%), along with 45 urban Toledo districts. With central scan tabulation, Phillips believes the totals were hacked.

Informant: Diana Davies

nov2truth.org news update 12 Dec 2004


A former US military researcher's thoughts on depleted uranium

A former US military researcher's thoughts on depleted uranium with video



Jack Topel

Fern@aol.com wrote:

If you question the truth about the dangers of depleted uranium, please don't miss this one.

A link about DU sent by someone in one group, in response to my post, led me to do a search on Dr Douglas Rokke, who is a former US Army nuclear health physicist and was formerly the Pentagon's expert on the health effects of depleted uranium ammunition. Go to the site below for the full article and a video of Dr Douglas Rokke.


A great site with more from Doug Rokke:

Blowing the N-whistle : Depleted uranium: How dangerous is it?

A former US military researcher tells Gay Alcorn of his crusade to expose the health risks of depleted-uranium weapons used in the Gulf wars.

"It's lonely," he says slowly. "It's very lonely. I made a decision. I was given a job. I did my job. I learned something. I gave them an answer they didn't want. I became persona non grata. And the better parts of my life ended."

Rokke, now 54, is convinced that he and other members of his team in Iraq were contaminated and that the tests he undertook showed that significant amounts of the DU vaporised on impact, making it extremely dangerous when inhaled. He pulls up his trouser leg to reveal the red rash he says appeared within hours of his contact with DU. He holds up his hand and moves fingers clumsily to show that his fine motor skills have gone. He has respiratory problems and cataracts and has medical reports showing that the amount of uranium in his urine is way above acceptable limits.

He has become a campaigner, not just for better clean-up and treatment, but for the weapons to be banned. "After everything I've seen, everything I've done, it became very clear to me that you just can't take radioactive wastes from one nation and just throw it into another nation. It's wrong. It's simply wrong."


Go to the link above for another article and audio about a National Press Conference on Depleted Uranium with Doug Rokke,Ph.D.

Doug Rokke, Ph.D., is former Director of the U.S. Army Depleted Uranium (DU) Project

Dr. Rokke made a number of startling revelations. Over 221,000 veterans from Gulf I are on permanent disability. Now, soldiers are coming back sick. DU is suspected as a cause. He goes into details about how the soldiers who went to the Gulf were ill-trained and ill-equipped to deal with radioactive munitions. These munitions cause a radioactive and highly toxic dust when used.

A great site with more from Doug Rokke:

U.S. Caught Spying on U.N. Nuclear Chief


Anti-Social Security


Victim Claims Abu Ghraib Torture was Official U.S. Policy


Fallujah Refugees Tell of Life and Death in the Kill Zone


Iraqi Resistance Builds


Military tanks roll through Wilshire Boulevard, LA


Der Welt-Geldbetrug


Nachricht von hese-project



Gift-Giving Pentagon-Style


Kapitalismus brutal


"The Bigger the Prize, the Bigger the Discrepancy"


Informant: Jack Topel

When technology gets personal - 'BrainGate' Brain-Machine

When technology gets personal
This paves the way for brain implants

It's all part of what's known as a "pervasive ambient world", where "chips are everywhere".

In 2020, whipping out your mobile phone to make a call will be quaintly passé. By then phones will be printed directly on to wrists, or other parts of the body, says Ian Pearson, BT's resident futurologist. It's all part of what's known as a "pervasive ambient world", where "chips are everywhere". Inanimate objects will start to interact with us: we will be surrounded - on streets, in homes, in appliances, on our bodies and possibly in our heads - by things that "think". However, this future of highly personal devices, where technology is worn, or even fuses with the body itself, raises ethical questions.

Mr Pearson does not have a crystal ball. His job is to formulate ideas based on what science and technology are doing now, to guide industries into the future.


'BrainGate' Brain-Machine-Interface takes shape

An implantable, brain-computer interface the size of an aspirin has been clinically tested on humans by American company Cyberkinetics. The 'BrainGate' device can provide paralysed or motor-impaired patients a mode of communication through the translation of thought into direct computer control. The technology driving this breakthrough in the Brain-Machine-Interface field has a myriad of potential applications, including the development of human augmentation for military and commercial purposes. "The goal of the BrainGate program is to develop a fast, reliable and unobtrusive connection between the brain of a severely disabled person and a personal computer" stated Tim Surgenor, President and CEO of Cyberkinetics. "We [hope] to provide paralysed individuals with a gateway through which they can access the broad capabilities of computers, control devices in the surrounding environment, and even move their own limbs." Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have already demonstrated that a monkey can feed itself with a robotic arm simply by using signals from its brain, an advance that could enhance prosthetics for people, especially those with spinal cord injuries. Now, using the BrainGate system in the current human trials, a 25 year old quadriplegic has successfully been able to switch on lights, adjust the volume on a TV, change channels and read e-mail using only his brain.

Crucially, the patient was able to do these tasks while carrying on a conversation and moving his head at the same time.


Paralyzed Could Use Brain Waves To Move Objects

The newest study suggests that brain interface devices using old-fashioned electroencephalogram (EEG) readings may be just as useful as implants. EEG readings don't require implants, instead relying on electrodes placed on the scalp.A device that reads brain waves may give paralyzed patients a way to control prosthetic limbs without needing brain implants, medical investigators say. The brain-computer interface experiment, released yesterday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, comes amid rising interest in such devices. Paralyzed patients may someday lead more normal lives if scientists can translate brain activity into words and motion. Last year, for example, Duke University researchers showed that monkeys with brain implants could learn to control robotic arms.

Cyberkinetics Inc. of Foxborough, Mass., implanted an experimental brain interface into a quadriplegic patient this year.


Brain scanner is a lie detector

Aftermath News
Top Stories - December 13th, 2004

Doubts over Kelly suicide verdict

Paramedics who attended the scene of Dr David Kelly's death have cast doubt that the weapons expert committed suicide. The scientist was found dead with his wrists slashed after attending an inquiry into claims the Government sexed-up evidence to back the war on Iraq. But two paramedics, Dave Bartlett and Vanessa Hunt, who were called to the scene of Dr Kelly's death in a field near his Oxfordshire home in July last year, dispute the Hutton Inquiry's verdict of suicide. Ms Hunt is quoted in a national newspaper as saying: There wasn't alot of blood. When you cut an artery, accidentally or intentionally the blood pumps everywhere." "I just think its incredibly unlikely he died from the wrist wound we saw."

At the time of his death Dr Kelly was under pressure after being revealed as the source of a report alleging the Government's dossier on Iraq had been "sexed-up".


Aftermath News
Top Stories - December 13th, 2004

US troops punished for stun gun abuse

In Washington, the Pentagon revealed that four US special forces soldiers have been punished for unauthorised use of Taser electric stun guns on prisoners, after further allegations of US prisoner abuse were investigated.

Original revelations of humiliation and degradation meted out to Iraqi prisoners in US custody, which surfaced earlier this year, caused outrage across the world, not least among European opponents of the invasion.

The latest probe was conducted after Defence Intelligence Agency interrogators reported seeing prisoners with burns and bruises being brought to a temporary detention centre by members of a top secret special Task Force.

One interrogator said he saw a member of the task force punch a prisoner in the face to the point he needed medical treatment, according to a June 25, 2004 memo from DIA director Vice Admiral Lowell Jacoby made public on Tuesday. "Four individuals received administrative punishments for excessive use of force — it in particular was emphasized it was the unauthorized use of Tasers," said Pentagon spokesperson Lawrence DiRita. "Additionally all four were reassigned to other responsibilities, and two were removed from the unit," he said.


Aftermath News
Top Stories - December 13th, 2004

Pentagon Wants Women In Combat

Elaine Donnelly: "yet more women will die – or be captured and possibly raped."

The Pentagon is implementing new military plans that will make the concept of women in combat a reality. The Center for Military Readiness warned this week that the Pentagon is flouting policies mandated by Congress in an effort to implement politically correct policies that increase the number of uniformed women put into harm's way. Others suggest the Pentagon tinkering with rules forbidding women in combat is a clear effort to increase boots on the ground as the troop-strapped DoD faces manpower shortages in Iraq and elsewhere around the globe. Seven female U.S. soldiers have thus far been killed in Iraq and many more have been wounded. The question is, why? Aren't women supposed to be kept out of units that may see combat?

Female combat pilots and military police (patrolling the streets of Baghdad, for instance) are a recognized part of Congress's loosening of the restriction on the roles females can play in combat operations, even though there remains fixed in the rule book a regulation that exempts women from direct ground combat units that engage in deliberate offensive action against the enemy.


Aftermath News
Top Stories - December 13th, 2004

US Plans Police State Measures for Fallujans

Fallujan men will reportedly be forced to work in military-style battalions.

The tens and maybe hundreds of thousands of Fallujans who fled the western Baghdad city before the US-led onslaught have more to be concerned about than just flattened houses, devastated infrastructure and bullet-ridden mosques. The US occupation forces are planning a set of police state measures to be strictly applied to any of the battle-scarred city’s residents yearning to come back, reported the Boston Globe Saturday, Sunday December 5. This includes funneling Fallujans to so-called citizen processing centers on the outskirts of the city to compile a database of their identities through DNA testing and scanning, according to the American paper. Fallujans would also be forced to wear, at all times, badges displaying their home addresses while the use of cars would be banned inside the city, added the Globe. About 80-to-90 percent of Fallujah's 300,000-strong population are said to have evacuated the city, escaping the hell of continuous US air raids.

Some 10,000 US marines and army forces, alongside some 2,000 Iraqi national guardsmen unleashed a long-expected onslaught on the resistance hub on November 8, capping long nights of massive US raids.


Marine Corps deploys Fallujah biometric ID scheme

US forces in Iraq are attempting to tame Fallujah with biometric ID, according to an NBC news report broadcast last week. The returning population of up to 250,000, reporter Richard Engel said on Tom Brokaw's last Nightly News, is to be allowed back in gradually, a few thousand at a time. "They'll be finger printed, given a retina scan and then an ID card, which will only allow them to travel around their homes or to nearby aid centers, which are now being built. The Marines will be authorized to use deadly force against those breaking the rules." Get an ID card or we'll shoot you - a possible slogan for David Blunkett's ID card marketing campaign? But although that's pretty much the bottom line, the Fallujah effort is particularly interesting as an apparent attempt to use ID to control a large population which is at least uncooperative, possibly hostile, and possibly armed. Bearing these factors in mind it's difficult to see how it can possibly succeed. The underlying theory of the effort can be identified fairly readily. The US has taken quite a few cues from Israel, which operates intensive ID checks (and massive strikes and punishment demolitions), and has been trying to implement an ID system in Iraq, operating small scale exercises in 'controlled access.'
This draws on the 'secure hamlet' approach which was used by the British in South Africa (where we pioneered concentration camps, oops) and in Malaya, where it was at least rather better marketed.


U.S. has invasive, high-tech plans for Fallujah’s returning refugees

"We need to be the benevolent, dominant tribe."

Occupation forces intend to erect a "model city" from the ruins of Fallujah, including a high-tech security infrastructure complete with DNA testing, retina scans and ID badges for all the city's residents, according to Marine Corps officers interviewed by the Boston Globe. Under plans currently on the table, before re-entering their rubble-strewn city the more than 200,000 refugees who fled the month-long American offensive in Fallujah will be required to pass through what are being called "citizen processing centers," where they will be screened and a database of their identities will be created through a series of procedures, including DNA testing and retina scans. Identification badges displaying the individual's home address would be mandatory in the new Fallujah described by Marines, and cars -- the makeshift delivery device of choice for insurgent bombings -- would be banned altogether. According to the Globe, Marine officers are also debating compulsory employment for all Fallujah's men in military-type reconstruction corps, a system they compare to that established in post-World War Two Germany.

"They’re never going to like us," said Lieutenant Colonel Dave Bellon, a Marine intelligence officer who believes the US military should exploit Sunni Arabs’ traditional ways. "They want to figure out who the dominant tribe is and say, ‘I'm with you.’ We need to be the benevolent, dominant tribe."

Major General Richard Natonski, who commanded last month’s invasion of Fallujah by US and Iraqi forces, credited Iraq’s interim government as coming up with all the ideas for rebuilding Fallujah.


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TSA widens test of biometric IDs - Privacy experts worry about precedents

The biometric and personal data will be tied to various government “watch lists”

The U.S. government is spending $25 million this fiscal year to road test a universal secure identity card loaded with biometric and personal data and tied to government "watch lists." Though the program is aimed at simplifying the security checks that airport personnel and other transportation workers must go through, privacy experts are warning of unintended consequences. The card, known as the Transportation Worker Identity Credential (TWIC), will allow workers at the nation's railways, ports, mass transit agencies and airports to carry a single card to access secure areas within these facilities. Currently, many of these workers have to carry several individual cards. "Anyone who needs unescorted access to secure areas of [a transporation facility] would need a TWIC card," a TSA spokesman said. The credit-card sized device will contain fingerprints, an iris scan, palm geometry and a digital photo. It will have microchip and magnetic strip technology, along with holographic images and ultraviolet printing for added security. Think of it as a kind of universal remote of secure IDs or, if you’re more inclined to a Middle Earth meme, this is the “one card to rule them all.” The biometric and personal data will be tied to various government “watch lists” that contain the names and data of known or suspected terrorists, according to the Transportation Security Administration, which is overseeing the testing.

“The TWIC will be issued to transportation workers after thorough screening for ties to terrorism and will utilize a biometric to eliminate the use of fraudulent credentials,” said TSA chief David Stone.


Peeking inside private lives

Digital data collection may make life easier, but it can also make you easier to track.

Backing out of the driveway, your watch chimes to let you know that you've left your wallet behind. An electronic reader mounted in your garage door has reminded your laptop and cell phone and key chain to check in before you leave, but the watch has noticed that your wallet is missing. Great for the absent-minded maybe, but even the scientist perfecting that watch sees danger in the technology. The same know-how that helps you keep track of all your stuff could let cops and corporations silently keep track of you. "You've got to build in the privacy now," said Gaetano Borriello, the University of Washington computer engineer designing the attentive watch. "If you wait until the technology is out there, it's too late."

The electronics vital to Borriello's watch belong to a growing family of digital applications, ever cheaper and seemingly everywhere, that make it easy to monitor all sorts of things. You included.


Identity theft fear in digital passports

Australians are a step closer to getting new computer chip-based biometric passports, but opponents say the rush to appease the US with its new terrorist-filtering technology could threaten personal privacy. Forty groups, including the Australian Privacy Foundation, voiced concern this year about how the information on the passports might be misused, but as the Government strives to meet the deadline to keep its preferred-visa status with the US, concern has shifted to the security of the passports' computer chips. Experts say intruders may be able to "skim", or hijack, private data on the chips from a distance, and privacy groups say this could expose people to identity theft or make them a target of terrorism instead of protecting them. "This is like putting an invisible bullseye on Americans that can be seen only by the terrorists," a director of the American Civil Liberties Union, Barry Steinhardt, told The New York Times.

The new passports are intended to be the standard issue for Australians from October 26 next year, but only for new or replacement documents. About 1500 Qantas flight crew volunteers will test the electronic passports on flights to Los Angeles for three months from February.


Aftermath News
Top Stories - December 13th, 2004

Growing Up with Your Chip

If we have the technology to track the movements of everyone in America, we should use it, right? "No," shout most of us, proud that our country has fought from the start to prevent prying authorities from constantly keeping tabs on where we go and what we do. So, how can the authorities break down this innate resistance that we Americans have to Big Brotherism? One simple word, whisper today's technocratic machiavellians: children. Of course! We love our children and naturally want them to be safe. There's the perfect opening for the snoopercrats. It's an insecure world, they darkly warn us––terrorists, kidnappers, molesters, you name it. To protect children, we should electronically track them. It's out of love that we do this. Thus, the school district of Spring, Texas, is now issuing radio frequency ID cards to its school kids, so police can track each of them on a computer screen. Did little Jeannie stop off at her friend's house rather than going straight home after school? With her RFID tag, the authorities know where she is. It's security paranoia. This district in suburban Houston has not had a single problem with child disappearances. "But," says one mother who applauds the $180,000 system, "you hear about all this violence." So – like keeping track of livestock and Wal-Mart merchandise – parents have okayed the tracking of their own children. Indeed, authorities in Spring are now considering having the RFIDs implanted under the skin of each child. Then they could track them 24/7.

Not everyone is thrilled. "It's too Big Brother for me," says a 15-year old student. "Something about the school wanting to know the exact place and time makes me feel kind of like an animal."


Aftermath News
Top Stories - December 13th, 2004

Déjà vu all over again

by Dave Lindorff



This army of 150,000 in Iraq has so far experienced 5000 desertions -- an astonishing rate of 3.3 percent. That's remarkable, considering how hard it must be to desert in that environment. In Vietnam, you could hide out in a Saigon brothel, or, as some soldiers did, melt into the jungle, turn yourself over to the VC, and get smuggled north to North Vietnam and eventually Russia or even Sweden. The options in Iraq aren't so good, particularly with an insurgency that is far less organized and disciplined, and that is as likely to kill a wandering deserter as to give him or her shelter and sanctuary. How much longer will it be before desertion and angry questioning, and the occasional mutiny like we saw in late October with the fuel convoy that refused orders because of a lack of guards and armor on its explosion-prone trucks, give way to the same kind of disorder, sabotage and mayhem that plagued the U.S. military in Vietnam descends on the U.S. war machine in Iraq?


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Unembedded in Iraq

by Charles Shaw



This exclusive interview with un-embedded journalist Dahr Jamail reveals an almost unrecognizable picture of Iraq and its people: "Q: The US Corporate media consistently characterizes the Iraqi resistance as 'foreign terrorists and former Ba'athist insurgents.' In your experience, is this an accurate portrayal? If not, why? A: This is propaganda of the worst kind. Most Iraqis refer to the Iraqi Resistance as 'patriots.' Which of course most of them are -- they are, especially in Fallujah, primarily composed of people who simply are resisting the occupation of their country by a foreign power. They are people who have had family members killed, detained, tortured and humiliated by the illegal occupiers of their shattered country. Calling them 'foreign terrorists' and 'Ba'athist insurgents' is simply a lie...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Anti-war protesters call for wave of civil disobedience

by Peter John Meiklem

Sunday Herald [UK]


Anti-war campaigners will be urged this weekend to target Scottish military bases with a new wave of 'civil disobedience' protests that could see fences cut, runways invaded and aeroplanes vandalised. Leading figures in the Scottish anti-war movement will call for more 'proactive' tactics at a meeting in Glasgow over the weekend. Activists believe an increase in 'direct action' such as blocking roads and breaking into bases will discourage politicians from supporting future military campaigns. The protesters hope a 'widening' of tactics will highlight the 'crucial' role that Scots bases played in the invasion and occupation of Iraq...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Was the 2004 election stolen?

by Joel Bleifuss

In These Times


Did the Bush-Cheney campaign engage in electronic vote fraud to ensure that George W. Bush would be president for another four years?

That is a question every small-d democrat should be asking. Much has been written on the Internet alleging that the election was stolen. Some writers are members of the tin-foil hat brigade, but others provide sober analysis of the election results that raise disturbing questions. Unfortunately, thanks to the herd instinct in our current media culture, anyone who publicly raises this question is immediately labeled a conspiracy theorist. ... Suspend disbelief, buck conventional wisdom and suppose that 'such a thing happened' -- that the Bush-Cheney campaign 'won' the election through systematic electronic voting fraud. Would the Bush-Cheney campaign have any qualms about stealing an election? Of course not. They did it in 2000...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Kerry lawyer requests visual inspection of 92,000 Ohio ballots

Dodge City Daily Globe


Democrat John Kerry is asking county elections officials to allow his witnesses to inspect the 92,000 ballots cast in Ohio in which no vote for president was recorded, a Kerry lawyer said Sunday night. The request is one of 11 the Kerry campaign made in a letter sent over the weekend to Ohio's 88 county boards of election, which will begin recounting presidential ballots this week...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Ohio: Groups protest vote by state's electors

Indianapolis Star


As it has done for 200 years, Ohio's delegation to the Electoral College is to meet today to cast ballots for president and vice president -- but this time, there are demands that the electors wait until after a scheduled recount. The Electoral College's vote in the Ohio Senate chamber is expected to be accompanied by demonstrations by groups that don't accept that President Bush won the state by 119,000 votes, guaranteeing his victory over Democrat John Kerry...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Pentagon Refuses to Investigate Depleted Uranium

Veterans are Seriously Ill, Yet Pentagon Refuses to Investigate Depleted Uranium

The two articles below describe the adverse health effects of radioactive and toxic dust from depleted uranium (DU) ammunition used in Iraq and Afghanistan. While veterans continue to fall ill, the U.S. Department of Defense refuses to investigate DU because they want to keep DU munitions in their arsenal and avoid expensive healthcare and disability costs. Gulf War veterans Steve Smithson, Dan Fahey, and Steve Robinson keep pressing for more scientific research into the health effects of DU.


More disturbing facts are emerging on Ohio Voting Scandal

Update on Ohio Voting Scandal

More disturbing facts are emerging from Ohio. For example, election officials are refusing to allow the counting and verification of election results. In another example, election-related documents were left in an unlocked building overnight. More questions are being raised about the fairness and transparency of the 2004 election. Hopefully, all the salient the facts will emerge before the Electoral College meets so Americans may rest assured we elected a legitimate government.


Soldiers Jailed for Scrounging Parts on the Battlefield

Rumsfeld's Legacy: Soldiers Jailed for Scrounging Parts on the Battlefield

Here is an article that shows what really happens on the battlefield: "Six reservists, including two veteran officers who had received Bronze Stars, were court-martialed for what soldiers have been doing as long as there have been wars -- scrounging to get what their outfit needed to do its job in Iraq," according to the Chicago Tribune news article below. Remember, U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is responsible for the planning and execution of the Iraq War.


Rumsfeld Treats Reservists Like Second-Class Citizens

More and more soldiers continue complaining about the lack of proper equipment to win the Iraq War. In the article below, Reservists from Florida claim the problem of inferior and broken equipment has been going on for years without resolution by the Department of Defense. The people ultimately responsible are the President, Secretary of Defense, and Congress. The people who suffer more casualties as a result of these political leadership failures are our soldiers on the front lines.


Get a Driver's License, Register for the Draft

Louisiana Back Door Draft Registration: Get a Driver's License, Register for the Draft

Here's more evidence the military draft is gearing up as Iraq War casualties escalate. If a 16-year-old male wants an automobile driver's license in the state of Louisiana, then he must also sign up for the military draft. Yes, that's right, young men must sign up two years early in Louisiana. This disturbing development in Louisiana comes in addition to the Department of Defense obtaining detailed information from high schools and colleges about all students.


Mobile Phone Use: it's time to take precautions


From Don Maisch

60 décès dans les environs d'un transmetteur de radio, télévision et téléphonie cellulaire

Liste disponible

Original en polonais (scanné) http://www.iddd.de/umtsno/listaslupsk.htm

Étude effectuée durant les quatre dernières années par Mme Elzbieta BARTOS de SLUPSK. La tour a été mise en service en 1991,équipée d'un transmetteur de radio et de télévision. En 1992,on y a adjoint une antenne émettrice de téléphonie cellulaire. La majorité de personnes figurant sur la liste,demeurait à 25 -30 m de la tour. Un grand nombre de cas de maladie a également été observé dans deux grands immeubles d'habitation situés à 100 -150 m. Les autorités administratives de SLUPSK n'ont effectué aucune étude épidémiologique ou statistique,même en pleine période de recrudescence de décès dans les années 1995-1998, prétextant l' absence de fonds nécessaires.

Liste dressée par Mme Elzbieta BARTOS, SLUPSK ul. Banacha 11/58, 76-200 POLSKA, Tél.(004859)84 42 260

entre juillet et fin novembre 2004,sur la base de témoignages de médecins locaux, instituteurs et malades eux-mêmes.

Catastrophe: 60 Dead near a Cellular-Radio-Broadcasting-Tower in Slupsk (Stolp)/Poland

Watch the death-list at:

Original in Polish (scanned) http://www.iddd.de/umtsno/listaslupsk.htm

These observations were made within the last four years by Mrs. Bartos from Slupsk, Poland. In 1991 the tower starts with television and radio service. Since 1992 it works also as cellular-tower. The people who are on the list live or lived in a distance between 25 or 30 meters except two sky-scrapers in a distance from 100 to 150 meters.

The government didn't made any epidemiological and statistical investigations upon the high death-rate between 1995 and 1998 and until now. These list was created by

Mrs. Elzbieta Bartos, Slupsk ul. Banacha 11/58, 76-200 Polska. Tel. (004859) 84-42-260

between July and Decembre 2004 and is based on interrogations of neighbours, doctors, teachers and the suffering people from this area.





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