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Millions have perished in Afghanistan and Iraq and hundreds of thousands have either lost their lives, been maimed, detained, tortured and humiliated as a result of the war on terror. That war has become the biggest excuse in human history to break the law and carry out summary justice. It has been turned into the largest lynching party ever carried out by a posse of outlaws pretending to uphold the law.

--Osama Al Sharif

On an improved postulate for introducing the concept of area

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Scientists eye new data expected from Venus transit

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Rice harvesting in the Philippines 2012

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A simple method for calculating the integral roots of numbers.



An open letter to mathematics teachers on a method of calculating the square roots of numbers (pdf file)

 Beating the square root out of  a radical sign with the number one HERE

SQUARE ROOT

FOR THE LOVE OF GADDAFI here
Revolution



Obama Administration vindicated

by Ghailani verdict




GO 40!


A citizens campaign for sanity on the road and reduced energy use

GO 40



Could George H. Henshaw's invention have saved New Orleans from the catastrophe that was Katrina? Here

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High bid on da Vinci wannabe is thrice estimate



La Belle Ferronniere

Did Leonardo da Vinci paint La Belle Ferronniere? And if so, which one?



Schumer mugAn open letter to the Honorable Charles E. Schumer U.S. Senator from the State of New York, requesting a clarification of the war status of the United States of America, and of the possible commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the U.S. armed forces and various surrogates and/or intelligence agencies currently and during the decade past.


Arianna the conspiratorialist: HuffPost reviews Janine Wadel's "Shadow Elite"




Prosecutorial missteps could lead to lighter sentence for activist attorney


Scientific paper points to possible lab origin of the swine flu


Adrian Gibbs

Dr.Adrian Gibbs, in an appearance earlier this year, explained to Bloomberg TV audiences that the swine flu may have 

been created in a laboratory. As of November 24, 2009, his work on this topic has the imprimatur of publication in a scientific journal.

Group promoting vote on new 9-11 probe will switch to PR effort



Politico writer takes a swipe at Robert Fisk's "dollar" piece


Deaths mount as landslides hit Nepal



Researchers refine theory for lab origin of swine flu



9-11 hero's testimony sparks controversy on the first anniversary of his death

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Demonstrators urge Post-Star to investigate Barry Jennings's death
On August 19, 2009, in front of the Glens Falls, N.Y. offices of the Post-Star, demonstrators Dave Nicholson, Matt Funiciello, 

Phil Nicholson and Marian Jesmain urged the public to investigate the life and death of 9-11 hero Barry Jennings. Jennings 

helped a city official escape from Building 7 of the World Trade Center, which collapsed on the afternoon of 9/11/2001.  The 

mainstream press mysteriously failed to report Jennings's death on August 19, 2008.

Was Robert Novak the Father of the "9-11 Truth" Movement?


What Money Can Buy
By Peter Duveen

Windnow of Rep. Scott Murphy's offices
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The front window of the new congressional offices of U.S. Rep. Scott Murphy in Glens Falls, New York.


The new offices of U.S. Rep. Scott Murphy come with his election to a House seat in March. But will the investment of taxpayer money for the flashy digs reap benefits, or obfuscation, for the public at large? Rep. Murphy's answer to a constituent's question about auditing the Fed indicates that it may be the latter.

PETER'S NEW YORK, Friday, July 3, 2009--Democratic U.S. Rep. Scott Murphy, D-NY, must bill himself as a populist, since he recently had occasion to mingle with his constituents. In the event you do not recognize his name, Murphy was the candidate who won a special election in March to fill the vacancy created when Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand was appointed by New York Governor David Paterson to replace U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, who in turn became Secretary of State for the Obama Administration. Murphy put in an appearance earlier this week at his brand new congressional offices in Glens Falls, New York, a mile from where he resides. It's been a very wet summer so far in the Northeast, but impending rain did not discourage people from coming out to meet him.

Scott Murphy in front of office
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U.S. Rep. Scott Murphy, right, addresses constituents and officials in front of his new offices in downtown
Glens Falls, New York.


Murphy arrived a few minutes late, followed by cadre of attractive young staff members, all carrying calling cards emblazoned with the insignia of the United States of America. The staff cordially greeted constituents who had gathered to hear their new congressman and to air their grievances. As an impending rain storm threatened to disperse the crowd, Murphy, trying to keep his remarks brief, delivered a summary of what he had encountered in the House of Representatives thus far, and the bills he had voted for. One bill that it became clear he did not support calls for an audit of the Federal Reserve.

An audit merely means an examination of the Federal Reserve's actions, thus enabling Congress to exercise oversight regarding that institution's activities.

In case you don't already know what the Fed does, it is a bank that issues the United States currency, something that the U.S. government is supposed to do. It also regulates the supply of that currency, and therefore its value. And it uses the aforesaid functions to manipulate what is supposed to be a free market, in the name of promoting a healthy economy. It also has some bank regulatory powers.

A previous U.S. president, Andrew Jackson, killed an earlier version of the Fed by letting legislation for it expire. That was in 1836, and it was about 77 years before Congress ushered in the latest version of a national bank, a concept that had haunted the nation since its very inception.

"I did some research," Murphy said in response to a question about the audit by Glens Falls businessman and Albany Times-Union newspaper blogger Matthew Funiciello. "It turns out the Federal Reserve is privately audited." Later, repeating the point, he said, "I'd love to get out the fact that it's been audited, and make sure people can read it."

That may have been reassuring to some, but five minutes of looking into the matter on the web might change their minds. Surely Murphy could not have missed the fact that 244 members of the House have signed up as co-sponsors of a bill to "audit" the Fed. If it is being audited regularly, are these members making fools of themselves and wasting taxpayer money pushing for a law to carry out what is already being done? Not very likely.

A quick internet search will reveal the cause these members are supporting. The name of the bill is HR 1207, "The Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009." What does this bill do? It strikes some important language from the U.S. Code that restricts the power of the Comptroller General to audit the Fed.

What is it that cannot be audited under current law? The law says that audits of the Federal Reserve shall not include:

1) transactions for or with a foreign central bank, government of a foreign country, or nonprivate international financing organization;

2) deliberations, decisions, or actions on monetary policy matters, including discount window operations, reserves of member banks, securities credit, interest on deposits, and open market operations;

3) transactions made under the direction of the Federal Open Market Committee; or  

4) a part of a discussion or communication among or between members of the Board of Governors and officers and employees of the Federal Reserve System related to clauses (1)–(3) of this subsection.

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Constituents and officials gather to greet Rep. Scott Murphy at the opening of his headquarters in Glens Falls, New York.

In other words, the Comptroller General shall not ask questions about the Fed's dealings with, say, the Bank of International Settlements, the International Monetary Fund or any other of the world's central banks, according to the first point. We may not know how much money has changed hands between the Fed and any of these institutions, nor may we know what kind of instructions or dialogue has passed between them, or even whether Fed policy is controlled by the banking interests of another country or by the executive branch of a foreign government.

The Comptroller General's audit shall not apply to any matters regarding monetary policy. Now the conduct of monetary policy determines such parameters as interest rates and the purchasing power of the currency, matters which have a direct and deep impact on the daily life of the average citizen. We're talking here about people's mortgages, inflation, and the ability to obtain financing for businesses. The conduct of monetary policy may extend to matters of market intervention, which may include transactions in the foreign exchange, stock, bond and commodities markets in which many Americans hold a stake or are otherwise affected.

Third, the Comptroller General shall not audit transactions made at the direction of the Fed's "Open Market Committee." The Open Market Committee votes on measures the Fed will take in implementing monetary policy. This includes measures that affect the growth of the money supply, interest rates and the value of the dollar.

Finally, the Comptroller General may not audit any part of the communications among the Board of Governors of the Fed or officers or employees of the Fed relating to the above three matters.

The four prohibitions permit Congress to exercise only very limited oversight of the Fed's activities.

In light of the above restrictions, the Fed is what one must term a very closed institution, and it is no wonder that half the U.S. Congress is interested in seeking a change. The Fed was supposedly established to ward off economic downturns such as occurred a few years before
it was established. It did not, however, do a very good job, as only a decade and a half after its founding, the country entered the Great Depression. So much for the intent of Congress.

Now why would anyone want to restrict Congress from overseeing what is going on at one of the nation's major economic institutions? It is said that an audit minus the restrictions on the books would interfere with the Fed's independence, and turn policy into a political football. But should a body, whose actions have such a great impact on the daily lives of citizens, be as independent as it is? Perhaps if angelic personages were guaranteed to populate the world of finance, one could answer "yes," but the history of that sector does not support such a contention.

Murphy, in answer to Funiciello's question, touched on whether the General Accounting Office of the Federal government, rather than a private accounting firm, should audit the Fed. "That could make sense," said Murphy. "I actually talked with (Fed) Chairman (Ben) Bernanke about it; he said 'I think it's kind of duplicating the work.'" In other words, No. Not that Bernanke is the right person to ask, as it is unlikely he would support greater Congressional oversight of his turf. What is interesting is how Murphy handled a question from a constituent by deflecting its true intent, and turning it into a meaningless issue, namely, auditing by the GAO. One ought to study his technique carefully, because it is in widespread use.

It would seem a bit out of place for a man of Murphy's intelligence to respond to a constituent the way he did. The legislation in question, which was introduced by former presidential contender Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.), has been well publicized and has often been characterized in the media and by its supporters as a bill to "audit the Fed." He could not mistake the meaning of Funiciello's query. But then, we Americans are accustomed to having our government lie right to our faces, as it did when it told us that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq before committing wealth and blood to a destructive invasion and occupation of that country. So what's a little obfuscation on the part of a freshman congressman?

Yes, technically Murphy is probably correct in saying that the Fed is audited. But he used that information to sidestep the issue at hand--namely, the question of whether or not to lift restrictions on the audit--and to mislead his constituents on a vital policy matter. Murphy is up for reelection in 2010.

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Virologist to make his case for lab origin of swine flu


Dr. Adrian Gibbs in an appearance on Bloomberg TV

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Dr. Adrian Gibbs addresses Bloomberg TV audiences May 13, 2009 on his contention that the new swine flu virus may 

have been the result of a laboratory error. Gibbs said he has submitted his thesis  for publication.

EDITORIAL
Letter critical of "Infowars"anti-immigrant position


New Middle East war on the horizon, says veteran journalist, foreign policy adviser


Arnoud de Borchgrave on C-SPAN

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Arnaud de Borchgrave, left, of the Center for Strategic and International Studies was barraged by questions from listeners during an appearance on

the C-SPAN cable news network. De Borchgrave is also editor-at-large for the Washington Times and United Press International.


State Sen. MacDonald, Saratoga County DA Murphy tackle child abuse issues


State Sen. Roy MacDonald addresses group on child abuse

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State Sen. Roy MacDonald, center, addresses a group of advocates for abused children during an appearance at the Center for the Family in Saratoga 

Springs, New York. To his right is Saratoga County DA Jim Murphy.



Attendee list at Bilderberg weekend meet includes U.S. officials, corp execs

Arctic explorer describes bout with 1918 flu

 

Nepalese PM resigns in tiff over army chief




Can the "Mexican flu" be traced to the Centers for Disease Control?


New York's Governor Paterson laments state 

of the economy


Scott Murphy

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U.S. Representative Elect Scott Murphy addresses a crowd in front of the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls, N.Y. To his right is New York Governor David Patterson, 

and to his left are Murphy's wife and three children, and U.S. Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY).



Author Griffin: Obama, special prosecutor 

best hope for new 9-11 probe


Griffin at Keene State College
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David Ray Griffin, theologian and author, addresses a capacity crowd at Keene State College in New Hampshire.


Sen. Schumer lends qualified support to a new 9-11 investigation


Schumer with Tour of Battenkill organizers
Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) chats with participants and organizers of the Tour of the Battenkill cycling race in Washington County, N.Y.

Mt. Everest Base Camp Said to be Site of Planned Cricket Tourney



Small chips in World Trade Center dust identified as undetonated explosive 


Is Pakistan gearing up for a return to military rule?

COMMENTARY: IS A MILITARY COUP IN THE OFFING?


Impact of the Department of Homeland Security on local governance, commerce, individual rights and the balance of power



Paul Craig Roberts: World Trade Center buildings were blown up on 9-11
Comments imply government role


Today's conspiracies were yesterday's facts on the ground
Part III



Pengaton on 9-11

A New York Times photo of the Pentagon taken on September 11, 2001 and published the very next day shows no
sign of a large airliner having crashed into the building, as the government claimed in its elaborate explanation of the
events of that day.


Revisiting the 9-11 newspaper archives in light of seven years of research: Part II

EARLY 9-11 REPORTAGE REVEALS SURPRISES
Columnist Robert Novak among the first to use the phrase "inside job" in connection with the events of September 11, 2001


An exchange on immigration

Peter's New York exchanges views on Alex Jones's www.infowars.com website

 



GOOGLE BOOKS AND THE END OF HISTORY
Is Google Books scanning in the entire written opus of the world in preparation for some cataclysmic event?




SILVERSTEIN SUFFERS SETBACK IN 9-11 SUIT AGAINST AIRLINES




FORMER PAKISTANI INTEL CHIEF: MUMBAI EVENTS ORCHESTRATED TO DRAW INDIA INTO MIDEAST CONFLICTS

Trio turn 9-11 issues into a blockbuster for local theater

Corey Rowe addresses audience on 9-11 issues

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An audience questions Loose Change Final Cut producer Korey Rowe after a screening of the film Nov. 25, 2008 at the Charles R. Wood Theater 

in Glens Falls, New York. The film was the largest draw of any ever shown at the theater.



Author calls for formation of truth and reconciliation commission to heal wounds of 9-11



Shays: election fraud implicated in loss of congressional seat



Former SEC chief: Paulson to stay in new administration



Ron Paul: "Bailout" bill could trigger a major depression

Return to the gold standard, not a bailout, will cure the nation’s economic ills


LETTER TO CHRISTOPHER SHAYS ON HIS RECENT TRIP TO THE MIDDLE EAST



A matter of Rape-Speak: The New York Times on Serbia



FORMER U.S. SENATOR HART URGES PARTY TO SOFTEN STANCE ON RUSSIA

Ron Paul: physical opposition to government may become necessary

The Olson and Ivins cases: suicide or murder?
Fort Detrick biowar center connected with employee fatalities, 2001 anthrax mailings

Fort Detrick
Welcome?...hmmmm..well.....can I take a rain check on that?


Russian masterstroke protects Iran, American public


SLAM DUNK!

Government and the Associated Press try to pre-empt anthrax inquiry



LETTER TO REPRESENTATIVE KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND (D-N.Y.) REGARDING REP. DENNIS KUCINICH'S ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT


AUTHOR CLAIMS HIGH SPEED AND HARD MASONRY SHREDDED COMMERCIAL FLIGHT THAT HIT THE PENTAGON

Challenger at book signing questions how human remains could be identified
pentagon 9-11

A member of the audience nonchalantly challenges authors Patrick Creed and Rick Newman with questions about the alleged aircraft impact 

at the Pentagon on 9-11 at the Borders Books and Music store in Fairfax, Virginia, in June.

House votes to approve FISA revision
Dem leadership leaves its party behind in supporting compromise

FISA



HELICOPTERS AMONG US


COPTER 5

Helicopters and military aircraft are an increasing presence in rural areas.


LETTER TO THE POST-STAR OF GLENS FALLS, NEW YORK REGARDING RICHARD GAGE'S PRESENTATION ON THE COLLAPSE OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER OFFICE TOWERS ON 9-11, AND A RESPONSE FROM A READER

LETTER TO REP. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND REGARDING REP. DENNIS KUCINICH'S ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT, AND GILLIBRAND'S RESPONSE

Gravel: Cheney and Bush should be tried for war crimes
Supports NYC initiative for new 9-11 probe

CHARGES DISMISSED AGAINST "F BUSH" PROTESTER

NEW YORK CITY BALLOT INITITATIVE COULD BRING 9-11 UNDER RENEWED SCRUTINY

Campaign for 30,000 signatures outlined during rally at St. Mark's Church, the Bowery

NEW INVESTIGATION NEEDED TO PREVENT ANOTHER "9-11", SAYS ARCHITECT
GAGE MUG

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Speaking at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Richard Gage urges the public 

to push for a new investigation into the collapses of the World Trade Center towers.



CONTRACTOR FORCE IN IRAQ COULD REPLACE REDEPLOYED GI'S: REP. KAPTUR

 


Don't know if Bin Laden is alive or dead: foreign policy expert



Relief chief in denial over falling dollar's effect on food shortages


U.S. uses world food woes to push trade agenda



Former CIA honcho calls the 9-11 Commission "disastrous"



Pradeep Kaphle in Nepal:

Journalist threatened to be killed

International Media Mission-Nepal Election Monitoring Mission

 

Ralph Nader supports new 9-11 investigation

Pradeep Kaphle in Nepal
Maoists threaten seizure of FM radio station

REP. GILLIBRAND:
LOOMING BUSH VETO BLOCKS TROOPS' RETURN FROM IRAQ
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Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY): "Troops are being pushed to the breaking point."



Glens Falls, New York
Lone protester arrested for anti-Bush placard

Police action constitutes challenge to freedom of speech
CLICK HERE FOR ORIGINAL POST-STAR ARTICLES (2)


THE 19TH CENTURY ROOTS OF 9-11
Could the 100-year-old ideas of a French political philosopher be the impetus for the Bush Administration's record of cruelty and deceit?


Congressman challenges secret House session

On illegal searches and seizures 80 years ago
In a blast from the past, G. Herbert Henshaw fills us in (posthumously) on flagrant government violations of the fourth amendment circa 1927 that led to the deaths of hundreds of American citizens


Dispatch from Pradeep Kaphle in Nepal
ATTACKERS BREAK ARM OF NEWSPAPER DISTRIBUTOR

Albany Notebook
U.S. could take action against Iran as early as April, former weapons inspector warns.
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Scott Ritter: U.S. "continues to articulate a policy of regime change" for Iran.


From Pradeep Kaphle in Nepal
JOURNALISTS ATTACKED BY GOVERNMENT POLICE FORCE

WORLD TRADE CENTER STEEL DEFORMATION
Here are some pictures of a steel beam that was deformed from either stress, high temperature, or both, due to the collapse of one of the World Trade Center towers. Click on the image for a larger image.

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These exhibits are from a display at the New York State Museum at Albany, New York.

Dispatch from Pradeep Kaphle in Nepal
JOURNALISTS' VEHICLES VANDALIZED, NEWSPAPERS BURNED



Letter to Nancy Pelosi congratulating House Democrats on their defeat of legislation to reauthorize F.I.S.A.

PETER'S NEW YORK, February 17, 2008. The House of Representatives defeated the Senate version of a bill that would have reauthorized spying on Americans without proper judicial oversight. The legislation would also have given amnesty to telecommunications companies for cooperating with the Bush administration to illegally spy on Americans.

Dispatch from Pradeep Kaphle

NEPALESE JOURNALIST BADLY INJURED IN BLADE ATTACK


Ron Paul floats "March on Washington"

PETER'S NEW YORK, February 12, 2008--In a message to his supporters, presidential contender Ron Paul said today that he would organize a march on Washington, to occur some time before the Republican primary. Paul said it would be a way of getting his message out, and would demonstrate the widespread support he has enjoyed but that has not always been reflected in polls or election results.

Paul indicated that he would stay in the presidential race, in spite of the time he insists on devoting to his local congressional race. Paul is being challenged in the Republican primary for his congressional seat.



REFLECTIONS ON CURRENT U.S. POLICY IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND ITS JUSTIFICATION OR LACK THEREOF


Nepalese Media Harassed in two incidents (2/4/2008)

From Nepal: Bomb hurled targeting FM station (1/31/2008)

THE POPULAR MOVEMENT OF RON PAUL
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Photo ©2008 by Junalyn Duveen

Ron Paul's grass-roots support in upstate New York

Useful tips and hints for the household
HOW TO CATCH A MOUSE WITH CHOCOLATE MILK


Dispatch from Pradeep Kaphle in Nepal
Nepalese Journalists attacked, mistreated

Dispatch from Pradeep Kaphle in Nepal
JOURNALIST ATTACKED

Dispatch from Pradeep Kaphle in Nepal
Statement by the International Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression mission to Nepal
 Kathmandu, Thursday, 17 January 2008


Dispatch from Pradeep Kaphle in Nepal
ALERT: TIBETAN JOURNALIST MURDERED (1/14/2008)

More thoughts about 9-11
WAYS OF VIEWING THE COLLAPSE OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER TOWERS


ELECTION FRAUD: THE BIG ISSUE IN THE 2008 ELECTION CYCLE- VOTE COUNT FRAUD DETECTED IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

REFLECTIONS ON 9-11

AMERICAN PLANNERS CONSIDERED USING RADIOLOGICAL "DIRTY BOMB" DURING WORLD WAR II

JOURNALISM UNDER SIEGE AROUND THE WORLD! CLICK HERE TO READ THE LATEST OF PRADEEP KAPHLE'S DISPATCHES ON THE ABUSE OF JOURNALISTS IN NEPAL

PANEL INVESTIGATES ABDUCTION OF NEPALESE JOURNALIST
by Pradeep Kaphle (courtesy of Peter's New York)


NEWS FROM NEPAL: JOURNALIST MURDERED, ALLEGEDLY BY MAOISTS - DISPATCH BY PRADEEP KAPHLE (11/5/2007)

RON PAUL AND DENNIS KUCINICH SINGLED OUT FOR THE MEDIA'S COLD SHOULDER. DOES THE MEDIA MANIPULATE ELECTIONS?

On 9-11 Truth protest:
"I think these demonstrators are all into restroom gay sex."

--Geraldo Rivera

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Geraldo Rivera attempting to broadcast his show from outside Fox News while demonstrators chant and rant.

Geraldo Rivera broadcast disrupted by protestors outside Fox News headquarters. Radio commentator and documentarian Alex Jones arrested and released.
Sept. 9, 2007


NEWS-BITS FROM PETER'S NEW YORK - AUGUST 29, 2007
· American Elections are controlled by the Media
· Maliki's friendly relations with Iran do not bode him well
· US antsy over possible acquittal of Philippine pres on corruption charges


BUSH/CHENEY/PELOSI: COMRADES IN ARMS
MARCHING ORDERS FROM THE TRIUMVIRATE:
FULL STEAM AHEAD08/19/2007


“This administration, and its Democratic fellow
travelers such as Hillary Clinton, Joseph Biden, and
many more, are part of a ruthless gang that has taken
over our government.”


SOUNDS RADICAL? VETERAN WHITE HOUSE REPORTER HELEN THOMAS DOESN'T THINK SO.08/19/2007



DIRTY BOMB IS A CIA HOAX, AND NEW YORKERS, YOU ARE THE TARGET!

ADMINISTRATION'S WAR PLANS IN MIDDLE EAST, CRACKDOWN ON DOMESTIC CRITICS, ARE
FULL STEAM AHEAD!08/10/2007

NEWS FLASH!
AIRLINES SUE CIA AND FBI TO SHOW GOVERNMENT FAILURES WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR 9-11 08/08/07


Official's remarks indicate danger of  ASEAN becoming "elitist."08/08/07

FORCED LABOR USED TO CONSTRUCT
AMERICAN EMBASSY IN IRAQ
08/08/07

Associated Press uses Fed propaganda to bias future jury in so-called JFK bomb plot case
Helps spread Bush Administration's foreign-policy rehtoric against Iran
08/07/07

AS IN THE PHILIPPINES, SO IN AMERICA: ASEAN AND ITS COUNTER-PART, THE NORTH AMERICAN UNION 08/05/2007

New letter to Nancy Pelosi, speaker, US House of Representatives (Aug. 2, 2007)

EXTRA!
SHAYS REVEALS MAJOR U.S. INTEREST IN  IRAQ IS OIL
APOLOGIZES FOR WAR, BUT WANTS TO KEEP TROOP PRESENCE (Aug. 1. 2007)


A SPECIAL REPORT FROM PETER'S NEW YORK:
MORE ZOMBIES TO STAFF OUR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS?
YES!
IF THE
NATIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE ACADEMY
 LEGISLATION IS PASSED
July 26, 2007

THE NEWS
FOR JULY 28, 2007

Pelosi promoted bill to support recommendations of the bogus 9-11 Commission
There are penalties for bugging out. Are you listening, Korea?
Doctor in Australia freed, with apologies, after his detention for a bogus connection with the latest FAKE London terrorist attack
Now those 500 children you were talking about

FOR JULY 27, 2007
Obama refuses to sign on to "one upmanship" diplomacy of war-mongering Clinton
More "Chatter"

FOR JULY 25, 2007
New ID''s issued to legal "illegal" immigrants
The US-Iran "Talk Down"
Is Pakistan next in Bush's fantasmagora of horrors?
"We're WINNING!".......... NOT!

The Democratic candidate show on CNN
"Chatter": What it means on this website

IMPEACHMENT LIGHT? SOME FAVOR A SLAP ON THE WRIST 07/22/2007

9-11 a controlled demolition? Read this!
07/18/2007

BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES RESTART THE COLD WAR WITH RUSSIA 07/18/2007

What it means when Bush says "We can win this war" (It's the bases, stupid!") 7/14/2007

THE NEW STORYBOARD OF FAKE TERRORISM (again?)7/11/2007

THE NEW STORYBOARD OF FAKE TERRORISM (CONTINUED) 7/8/2007

The Storyboard Revisited; A Cornered Administration;, and Al Queda still trumped up as the poster child of international terrorism 7/7/2007

45 PERCENT OF AMERICANS WANT BUSH IMPEACHED, 54 PERCENT WANT CHENEY IMPEACHED: POLL
RESOLUTION TO IMPEACH MR. RICHARD B. CHENEY, VP OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, HAS BEEN INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.  Posted 07/07/2007

Ron Paul/Dennis Kucinich Ticket, or election boycott? 07/06/2007

NEW SCENARIO IN THE STORY BOARD OF FAKE GOVERNMENT-CREATED TERRORISM: THE MIDDLE-CLASS TERRORIST.  (Jul. 5, 2007)

THE U.S. DEMONIZATION OF LIBYA UNRAVELS: PANEL CALLS FOR NEW TRIAL OF LOCKERBIE DEFENDANT (Posted Jul. 2, 2007)

On the pluses and minuses of GOOGLE BOOKS, Google's project to digitalize the world's libraries (Jul. 1. 2007).

YET ANOTHER PAGE IN THE FANTASY BOOK OF U.S. PRODUCED TERRORISM! Make-believe Indonesian 'Terrorist' supposedly hiding out in the Philippines.

 

GOVERNMENT MAY HAVE DESIGNED TERRORIST PLOT AGAINST KENNEDY AIRPORT! (June 3, 2007)

Recent letter from Connecticut US Representative Christopher Shays to the publisher of this website, and the editor's response.

Recent letters to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Iran, Sudan, and the poisoning of a Russian in Great Britain.

More excitement from the Philippines (About coconuts, and, "What the travel agencies do not want you to see!")

PETER'S NEW YORK goes to the Philippines for rice harvesting! (April 18, 2007)

OPEN LETTER TO THE UNITED STATES SENATORS FROM NEW YORK

"There is no justice in hanging Saddam Hussein, Barzan Hussein and Awad Hamad al-Bandar in their prison unless you also hang George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld from the nearest telephone pole, with or without their royal jewels intact."                        

                                                                                                                                                          - Conrado de Quiros, Philippine journalist


My reply to Mr.  de Quiros's column, as published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer


PHILIPPINE HISTORY AND POLITICS: A RECENT DIALOGUE IN THE PRESS AND EMAILS INVOLVING THE FOUNDER OF THIS WEB SITE.

Second letter to Nancy Pelosi

Open letter to Nancy Pelosi on the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney

GOVT TO SEARCH FOREIGN NEWSPAPERS FOR "NEGATIVE OPINION"


EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!
LAST FIG LEAF FALLS!
BUSH'S ANTI-TERRORISM CAMPAIGN
UNMASKED AS HIS LATEST FRAUD!


New York Times finds the solution to the Iraq war......NOT!

FEATURE:

A SUMMER AT WORLD TRADE CENTER TWO,

AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE WORLD

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© 1999 by Peter Duveen

It is five years since the disaster that took down the two office towers of the World Trade Center and a number of surrounding structures. Such was the fate of buildings that were controversial from the planning stages on, and that were often in financial trouble. For years it was hard to keep them rented out, technological marvels that they were. And the Trade Center towers supplanted numerous other structures that represented an important part of New York City life and history. While under construction, they left a virtual hole in lower Manhattan for many years, thus taking that real estate out of productive activity. All in all, the pluses were easily balanced by the minuses, and the final outcome–that they were taken out in an allegedly terrorist attack–cannot be a surprise. It is part of the their destiny, conceived as they were by the prince of taxpayer ripoffs and international affairs meddlers, David Rockefeller.

Despite the fact that my childhood was impacted by these brutish structures having displaced the haunts in the city that I so loved to visit, I ended up working in them from time to time. In the summer of 1999, I did a stint for Fuji Bank, located on the 79th floor of the South Tower where, it so happens, the second aircraft found a place to snuggle its nose before emerging, albeit pulverized, at its exit point on the other side of the building. At that point, only a few remained on the floor, probably those who in the past did not take seriously the fire drills held periodically by Fuji, in which an entire floor of the company would evacuate the building. These stalwarts paid with their lives. The real heroes of 9/11 were those who had the presence of mind to leave the building as quickly as possible, for each of them were able to save one person–themselves.

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A view from the 79th Floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center
                                                                                                   © 1999 by Peter Duveen


Part of the volumes of paper that were scattered about the New York City area in the aftermath of the disaster were papers that I handled or filed. While working there, I had an amiable boss named Michael. Michael’s department reported on the financial condition of hundreds of companies that Fuji Bank had lent money to, in order to assess the ability to these companies to pay back the loans or take on more debt. A lot of lovely people, both men and women, worked on the floor, and I had fallen into the task that summer of distributing material, preparing correspondence, and other such seemingly menial chores, and by doing so, earning some quick bucks to apply toward completing graduate school.
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During my stay there, I remember participating in a fire drill. The drills were taken seriously. The World Trade Center had been bombed once, and all of its occupants saw the building, and themselves, as future terrorist targets. As a result, when the day came that we were to practice an evacuation, everyone, as best as I could determine, participated.

We gathered in the hallway, and then proceeded to walk down 79 flights and out the building into the fresh air. Later, when I heard that so many people had left the building unscathed on the day of 9/11, it didn’t surprise me, as the training had been so thorough, at least for those in Fuji Bank and on my floor in particular In fact, the 9-11 commission report mentions these drills in a positive light:

Some civilians have told us that their evacuation on September 11 was greatly aided by changes and training implemented by the Port Authority in response to the 1993 bombing. But during these drills, civilians were not directed into the stairwells....

Ah, but we were directed to the stairwells, because we walked down 79 flights of stairs!!!

The 9-11 Commission, in another staff document, targets this question more specifically.

In no case to our knowledge, did any tenant in the WTC practice a drill where the employees walked down the stairs and exited the building.

Well, they cover themselves by adding “to our knowledge,” but it is interesting that this possibility was important enough to include in the document without actually finding out what had happened.

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Another view from the South Tower of the World Trade Center
                                                                                                    © 1999 by Peter Duveen


In a sense, the fact that the building had been virtually evacuated in a short time, saving the overwhelming majority of people below the points where the planes hit each building, was a story that was glossed over in the press. The press, oddly, did not want to emphasize how the “terrorists” had been cheated of inflicting the terrible casualty numbers that was undoubtedly their intention. Yes, it seemed that every effort was made to underscore the death toll, and neglect those who had survived.

At the time of the disaster, I was a reporter at an upstate New York newspaper, and I was fixated by the possibility of estimating the casualties by considering the number of people that commonly occupied the buildings during the summer months, and the number of floors that were damaged. Having participated in an evacuation exercise in one of the towers, I was also focused on the story of how successful the evacuation effort was. But the media ignored this, and the small paper that I worked on had no direct coverage of the World Trade Center disaster.

Then there was the well-known story of how people were told to go back to work after the first plane struck the North Tower, and how some Fuji employees borded the elevators to return to their desks, and to a certain death only moments later as the second plane struck. This ghastly episode was reported in the New York Times. Whose voice it was over the loud speaker that directed people to return to work is one of the great unanswered questions.

Then we know that after the collapse of the towers, then Environmental Protection Agency director Christy Todd Whitman told those working at the disaster site that the air was perfectly safe to breathe. Of course this goes against everything even children know. Anyone who takes such a comment seriously almost deserves whatever happens to them. But then again, sometimes such comments are just enough to disarm a legitimate concern and prevent even concerned people from taking proper precautions.

Then again, the fire and police departments rushed personnel to the site, without recognizing the danger to their own men and women.

In the end, it occurred to me that there was this unstated desire to have the World Trade Center disaster appear as horrible as possible, even if it meant packing people into it, even if it meant damaging the workers that were trying to help in the search for bodies and the cleanup. Even if it meant covering up the fact that many thousands of people were successfully evacuated from the buildings before they collapsed.

To this may be added many other interesting facts relating to the 9/11 disaster, such as:

That the list of terrorist suspects suddenly appeared almost immediately after the disaster happened.  If the government knew who the suspects were so quickly, doesn’t that beg the question of whether they could have stopped it?

That the towers themselves fell, collapsed, virtually disappeared into a pile of rubble, a truly unbelievable and startling event.

That Dick Cheney announced that the world would never be the same after 9/11, a script he has repeated up to the present day. Who is he to tell us that the world will never be the same? How does he know the future, unless he intended to use this event as a pretext to mold it to conform to some unstated policy goals?

One could go on, but there are sites already devoted to this type of analysis, and I would direct the reader to these sites and encourage the reader to investigate them.  POSTED 9/11/2006

Public Policy

 

Is the U.S. Justice Department scapegoating Lynne Stewart for their own role in instigating 9-11?

Letter to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton

 

The New York Times watch

More bogus thought-crime charges leveled against Moslems in latest government case

Masri's name joins a long list of Islamic clerics convicted of thought crimes

Leadership Academy for New York City Public School Principals outed!

Jan 3 '06 NYT readers sound off against private donations to the public sector

Jan 11. '06 Bush Justice Department Implements Kidnapping of Korean National in Mexico

Jan 12 '06 NYT: Fishing expedition against Brooklyn Pol?; Iran and nuclear enrichment

Jan 12 '06 NYT: Islamic clerics fair game for prosecution and persecution

Jan 13 '06 NYT Tale of Two theories: Iraq wants to build a bomb, or the West wants control of its oil

 

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