Friday, December 30, 2005

The Year in Review by Tom Tomorrow



Pentagon Still Can't Account for $2.6 TRILLION



Testimony before the House Appropriations Committee: Fiscal Year 2002 Defense Budget Request As Given by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Hugh Shelton, and Comptroller Dov Zakheim, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC, Monday, July 16, 2001.

SEC. RUMSFELD: Mr. Congressman, thank you very much. Your question is, of course, right at the heart of an enormously important issue for the Department of Defense. We have a panel in the Quadrennial Defense Review on this subject. We have met with it twice in the last two weeks. We're obviously going to have to meet with it again. It is a big, broad, complicated subject.

As you know, the Department of Defense really is not in charge of its civilian workforce, in a certain sense. It's the OPM, or Office of Personnel management, I guess. There are all kinds of long- standing rules and regulations about what you can do and what you can't do. I know Dr. Zakheim's been trying to hire CPAs because the financial systems of the department are so snarled up that we can't account for some $2.6 trillion in transactions that exist, if that's believable. And yet we're told that we can't hire CPAs to help untangle it in many respects.


Click Here to see the full testimony

I am constantly amazed at my friends and relatives that can't seem to look past their "West Wing" television / National Public Radio- generated sugar-coated version of reality to realize they are getting ripped off to the tune of TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS!! Don't you think if the same group of inter-generatrional criminals who have been ripping you off for decades to the tune of TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS were smart the first thing they would do would be to buy up the media to ensure that you never found out about it??



The American People are such TOOLS...

More on the missing TRILLIONS Here: http://www.whereisthemoney.org/

More on Media Consolidation Here: http://www.corporations.org/media/

Saturday, December 24, 2005

The Christmas Truce of World War I

http://www.rense.com/general69/truce.htm



On Christmas Day, 1914, in the first year of World War I, German, British, and French soldiers disobeyed their superiors and fraternized with "the enemy" along two-thirds of the Western Front. German troops held Christmas trees up out of the trenches with signs, "Merry Christmas." "You no shoot, we no shoot."

Thousands of troops streamed across a no-man's land strewn with rotting corpses. They sang Christmas carols, exchanged photographs of loved ones back home, shared rations, played football, even roasted some pigs.

Soldiers embraced men they had been trying to kill a few short hours before. They agreed to warn each other if the top brass forced them to fire their weapons, and to aim high.

A shudder ran through the high command on either side. Here was disaster in the making: soldiers declaring their brotherhood with each other and refusing to fight.

Generals on both sides declared this spontaneous peacemaking to be treasonous and subject to court martial.

By March, 1915 the fraternization movement had been eradicated and the killing machine put back in full operation. By the time of the armistice in 1918, fifteen million would be slaughtered.

Not many people have heard the story of the Christmas Truce. Military leaders have not gone out of their way to publicize it.

On Christmas Day, 1988, a story in the Boston Globe mentioned that a local FM radio host played "Christmas in the Trenches," a ballad about the Christmas Truce(MP3 Here), several times and was startled by the effect. The song became the most requested recording during the holidays in Boston on several FM stations.

"Even more startling than the number of requests I get is the reaction to the ballad afterward by callers who hadn't heard it before," said the radiohost. "They telephone me deeply moved, sometimes in tears, asking, `What the hell did I just hear?'"

I think I know why the callers were in tears. The Christmas Truce story goes against most of what we have been taught about people. It gives us a glimpse of the world as we wish it could be and says, "This really happened once." It reminds us of those thoughts we keep hidden away, out of range of the TV and newspaper stories that tell us how trivial and mean human life is. It is like hearing that our deepest wishes really are true: the world really could be different.





So why were we fighting World War I in the first place? For the same REAL reason that we fought World War II, The Korean War, Vietnam, Gulf War I, and why we are now in Iraq: So they same group of intergenerational financial criminals can continue to make trillions of dollars at the expense of our dead sons and fathers by arming and controlling both sides of every conflict.

Reflect on the words of Marine Corp Major General Smedley Butler, winner of TWO Congressional Medals of Honor for the capture of Vera Cruz, Mexico in 1914 and at the time of his death the most decorated Marine in US History, and author of War is a Racket



WAR is a racket. It always has been.

It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small "inside" group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.

In the World War [I] a mere handful garnered the profits of the conflict. At least 21,000 new millionaires and billionaires were made in the United States during the World War. That many admitted their huge blood gains in their income tax returns. How many other war millionaires falsified their tax returns no one knows.

How many of these war millionaires shouldered a rifle? How many of them dug a trench? How many of them knew what it meant to go hungry in a rat-infested dug-out? How many of them spent sleepless, frightened nights, ducking shells and shrapnel and machine gun bullets? How many of them parried a bayonet thrust of an enemy? How many of them were wounded or killed in battle?

Out of war nations acquire additional territory, if they are victorious. They just take it. This newly acquired territory promptly is exploited by the few – the selfsame few who wrung dollars out of blood in the war. The general public shoulders the bill.

And what is this bill?

This bill renders a horrible accounting. Newly placed gravestones. Mangled bodies. Shattered minds. Broken hearts and homes. Economic instability. Depression and all its attendant miseries. Back-breaking taxation for generations and generations.

For a great many years, as a soldier, I had a suspicion that war was a racket; not until I retired to civil life did I fully realize it. Now that I see the international war clouds gathering, as they are today, I must face it and speak out.


Here is Major General Smedley Butler naming names in 1935:

I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902–1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested.


So where are the Smedley Butlers of today? Where are the senior officers in the military and intelligence agencies with GUTS to step forward and tell the American people that there is no Al-CIA-duh?

Find the short and very readable War is a Racket Here: http://lexrex.com/enlightened/articles/warisaracket.htm

More on the Christmas Truce Here: http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance27.html

Let's all raise a pint for Major General Smedley Butler this Christmas, remember the the soldiers that set down their weapons on the western front of World War I and embraced each other as the BROTHERS that we all are. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Good Kwanza, and Happy Festivus and peace in 2006!! - Etienne

Thursday, December 22, 2005

88% Believe That Bush should Be Impeached



Survey Here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10562904#survey

I know that a survey on the Internet is essentially a self-selected group of voters but I have a hard time believing that an Internet survey is any less accurate that the polls commissioned by the MainStreamMedia that seem to show support for the Bush regime no matter how egregious their conduct.

43,308
is a significant number of responses. My own belief is that ~30% of the US is functionally illiterate and easily swayed by the lies and propaganda of the MainStreamMedia which makes these results all the more significant.

Even the Retards are starting to see through the BullShit. - Etienne

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

George W. Bush... The Worst President Ever... On the US Constitution



From the December 9th Blog of Doug Thompson, the Founder and Publisher of Capitol Hill Blue found Here: http://www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_7779.shtml

Last month, Republican Congressional leaders filed into the Oval Office to meet with President George W. Bush and talk about renewing the controversial USA Patriot Act.

Several provisions of the act, passed in the shell shocked period immediately following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, caused enough anger that liberal groups like the American Civil Liberties Union had joined forces with prominent conservatives like Phyllis Schlafly and Bob Barr to oppose renewal.

GOP leaders told Bush that his hardcore push to renew the more onerous provisions of the act could further alienate conservatives still mad at the President from his botched attempt to nominate White House Counsel Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.

“I don’t give a goddamn,” Bush retorted. “I’m the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way.”

“Mr. President,” one aide in the meeting said. “There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.”

“Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” Bush screamed back. “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!”

I’ve talked to three people present for the meeting that day and they all confirm that the President of the United States called the Constitution “a goddamned piece of paper.”



Doug Thompson revisited the topic on December 11th when some questioned the anonymity of the congressional sources Here: http://www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_7787.shtml

We put our reputation on the line every time we publish a story that depends on information from anonymous sources. Sometimes we get burned and when we do we admit it publicly, take our well-deserved lumps, and move on.

In 2003, we published reports that intelligence professionals had raised doubts about the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and questioned claims of a link between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. Our detractors claimed we made the whole thing up. Two years later, we were proven right.

Last year, when we published reports on the President’s increasing temper tantrums, the doubters again claimed the reports were fantasy. Yet mainstream media outlets reported the same thing this year. We were right…and we got it first.

We were the first news outlet to identify the names of women who claimed sexual abuse by Bill Clinton when he was attorney general and later governor of Arkansas. We were the first news outlet to report on the ethical problems of many members of Congress in our series: America’s Criminal Class: The Congress of the United States. And we were the first to report on the abuse of underage girls on teen model web sites. Links to all of these award-winning stories can be found on our home page.

That doesn’t mean you should take everything we print as gospel. Never do that with us or any other news source. Do your own research and reach your own conclusions. And consider the record of the sources you use for news and information. We’ve published more than 25,000 stories since going online on October 1, 1994, and we’ve had to retract two of them. That’s a record I’m willing to stand on.

So the next time somebody calls Capitol Hill Blue a “garbage site” or claims I’m a clown, ask them for their qualifications and background. Did they get their information from credible sources or some anonymous poster on a partisan bulletin board or a blogger with a political ax to grind?

My bio can be found on this link. I put my name on everything I write. And I stand behind what I write. I’m an arrogant, stubborn, driven bastard who takes no prisoners and backs down from no one.

When I’m wrong, I admit it. Thankfully, I haven’t had to do that very often.

When I’m right I don’t give a damn who doesn’t like it or what they say about it.

An editor who taught me a lot once said: “If you piss off both sides you’re doing your job.”

That’s good enough for me.


Doug Thompson - Founder and Publisher of Capital Hill Blue

I believe Doug Thompson - Etienne

Monday, December 12, 2005

Follow the Money...



The chart is from The Washington Post who has been ignoring the important aspects of the Abramoff / Randy "Duke" Cunningham scandals, namely: Which companies benefited from what these congressman were doing BESIDES the indians (who just got shook down for protection) Who is doing the best reporting on which Totally Fake Defense Contractors have been getting all that Homeland Security $$$$$????

Mad Cow Morning News: http://www.madcowprod.com/

Top Ten Things You Never Knew About Jack Abramoff: http://www.madcowprod.com/10272005.html

Cunningham Stripped $700 MM from US Defense: http://www.madcowprod.com/11302005.html

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

911 Truth Movement Finally Covered with Journalistic Integrity


WTC7 Collapsing Perfectly & Symetrically into its own Footprint

On Thursday, December 1st the Fox News affilitate WICZ 40 in Binghamton, New York became the first network affiliate in the United States to air a legitimate journalistic evaluation of the evidence of government and intelligence agency complicity into 911. WICZ Anchor Racquel Asa introduced a story by reporter Doug Kolk which actually gave a fair and balanced overview of the documentary, Loose Change 2, on the unanswered questions of the government and MainStreamMedia's "official story" concerning what actually happened on 911.

In over 4 years of extensive research into 911 I believe this is the first fair & balanced treatment of the discrepencies in the official version as well as the first time that the most powerful existing video evidence of the case for controlled demolition has been presented over the corporately controlled airwaves. The powerful video evidence presented in the WICZ's story included:

* Video footage of World Trade Center 7, which was over 300 feet away and was not hit by an airplane that day, collapsing perfectly and symetrically into its own footprint in an obvious controlled demolition.

* Video footage of explosions proceeding systematically down WTC 1 & 2 directly proceding and evidently causing each building's collapses which is characteristic of the technique of controlled demolition.

* Video footage of New York City firefighters that were on the scene describing distinctly hearing a series of explosions proceeding the collapse and describing the collapse as resembling a contolled demolition in their opinion.

* An examination of the roll played by Larry Silverstein who signed a 3.2 billion dollar 99 year lease 6 weeks before 9/11 and then promptly took out a 3.5 billion dollar insurance policy specifically covering acts of terrorism.

The segment cover's Silverstein's famous quote so long neglected by the MainStreamMedia that a decision was made on the day of 911 to "Pull" the building for safety reasons. Using a term specific to controlled demolition implies that in the immediate hours after the 911 attacks during the most intensive search and rescue operations of the day, with transportation in the city shut down, limited or no cell phones or conventional telephony, Larry Silverstein and other unnamed were able to bring in the sophisticted equipment and personnel required to implode a building into its own footprint and design, wire, test, and execute a flawless controlled demolition of a 47 story skyscraper. One would have thought other "journalists" might have asked some follow up quesitons of Mr. Silverstein and examined the evidence prior to the WCIZ story.

WICZ's groundbreaking report and the footage described above can be found Here:

http://www.wicz.com/news2005/viewarticle.asp?a=282



WICZ followed up the following evening with Part2 of their report which focused on the glaring inconsitencies of the official version of the alleged crash of Flight 77 into the Pentagon. Again the WICZ news team makes history by becoming the first corporate news organization to bring the following facts to light:

* Photos of the small 16ft hole in the Pentagon PRIOR to the collapse of the facade revealing a damage pattern wholely inconsistent with the crash of a 155 ft long Boeing 757 with a 124ft wingspan.

* Video of CNN's initial report from the scene of the Pentagon where the CNN reporter describes "No evidence of a plane crashing anywhere near the Pentagon" and the only pieces of wreckage visible being "small enough that you could pick up in your hand"

* Photos of other airliner crashes illustrating the wreckage consistently found after real crashes and accurately pointing out the official version of the Pentagon crash would be the first time in all of recorded aviation history where an airliner vaporized on impact leaving no trace.

* Photos of a cruise missle strike in Belgrade that displayed more similarities with the actual damage of the Pentagon and other evidence implicating a cruise missle.

* Video of the Osama Bin Ladin "Confession Video" released by the Intelligence Agencies shortly after 911 and a presentation on the obvious inconsistencies with Osama in the "Confession Video" and all previous known photos and videos of Osama Bin Ladin

Part 2 of WICZ's story on Loose Change 2 and the video and photos described above can be found Here:

http://www.wicz.com/news2005/viewarticle.asp?a=291


The entire WICZ News organization should be commended for having the courage to bring this story to the public airwaves and strongly encouraged to continue their investigation into 911. I would encourage everyone that supports a open inquiry into the discrepencies of the official story to communicate with the WICZ news team to both thank them for their courage, salute their journalistic integrity, and confirm that there exists an INTERNATIONAL market for honest journalists that is TAKING NOTE OF WHO CAN BE TRUSTED AND WHO CAN NOT.



Contact information for the WICZ News Organization can be found Here:

Anchorwoman Racquel Asa's email is: racquel.asa@gmail.com

Senior Producer Amy Henry's email is: fox40amy@wicz.com

To Advertise with WICZ Contact the station @ (607) 770-4040

More information on the Loose Change 2 Documentary can be found at: www.LooseChange911.com

Please post widely to give these honest journalists the support they so richly deserve! Well Done WICZ News!! - Etienne

Monday, November 21, 2005

US Housing Bubble - The Leak is Growing Bigger



Author Richard Russell quoting Robert Campbell in the Campbell Real Estate Timing Letter in an article posted to Rense.com Here

"I believe the California housing market is a bubble that is nearing its final hours," writes Robert in a report that I received yesterday. His Real Estate Crash Index has finally given a bear signal.


Robert computes that California home prices could drop as much as 42%. He comes to this analysis in a very logical and scientific way based on current and past statistics, which I won't go into here. But I will include the following paragraph from Robert's current report.


"The median price CA (California) house, for example, now sells for $533,000. If a buyer puts 20% down, the carrying cost for principle, interest, property taxes, and hazard insurance with a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage of 6.5% is $3,400 per month. If the buyer only spends 35% of the family income on housing payments -- which has been an historical norm -- this family must be earning $116,000 per year. Earning only the average of $60,300 per year, buyers are purchasing twice as much home as the can really afford. Given these statistics, is it any wonder that interest only and negative amortizing loans now account for 70% of all CA home purchase financing?


"As the CA housing mania ends and the concept of risk returns to its rightful place, there is going to be a rush for the exit doors. Speculators are going to find out -- and many for the first time ever -- that as demand continues to soften, liquidity in real estate investments is far lower than they envisioned when they went in."




From another Article in the same Post:

New Home Sales Fall 40% In N California

News Ten in Sacramento has some breaking news. "The latest figures on home sales in Sacramento give further evidence that the Northern California real estate market is slowing down. A report from the California Building Industry Association shows new home sales in Northern California fell 40 percent during the past three months, compared to the same period last year. It's the sharpest such drop in the last 15 years."


"Pam Deangelis sees the slowdown as a correction in a market that's been overheated for several years. Deangelis said a year ago people would come in panic buying mode. 'They would come in and be anxious to buy anything we had available,' she said. '"Now they're in panic selling mode because it's taking them longer to sell their existing house.'"


"Deangelis added Cresleigh Homes is no longer taking contingency offers, because some would-be buyers have been unable to sell their current homes."




Another Excellent Analysis of the California Real Estate Bubble Can Be Found Here:

http://patrick.net/housing/crash.html

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

The 911 Hijackers - What are they up to now?



A man named by the US Department of Justice as a suicide hijacker of American Airlines flight 11 ­ the first airliner to smash into the World Trade Centre ­ is very much alive and living in Jeddah. Abdulrahman al-Omari, a pilot with Saudi Airlines, was astonished to find himself accused of hijacking ­ as well as being dead ­ and has visited the US consulate in Jeddah to demand an explanation.

Another of the men named by the FBI as a hijacker in the suicide attacks on Washington and New York has turned up alive and well. Saudi Arabian pilot Waleed Al Shehri was one of five men that the FBI said had deliberately crashed American Airlines flight 11 into the World Trade Centre on 11 September. Now he is protesting his innocence from Casablanca, Morocco.

Abdulaziz Al Omari, another of the Flight 11 hijack suspects, has also been quoted in Arab news reports. He says he is an engineer with Saudi Telecoms, and that he lost his passport while studying in Denver.

The Saudi Airlines pilot, Saeed Al-Ghamdi, 25, and Abdulaziz Al-Omari, an engineer from Riyadh, are furious that the hijackers' "personal details" - including name, place, date of birth and occupation - matched their own.

Etc. Etc. Etc.




Click Here for the Website
Click the Photos Above or Here for References

So... If the hijackers were using stolen identities then how did the FBI come up with those photos so quickly two days later?

Monday, November 14, 2005

Federal Reserve Discontinues Publication of M3


Why in the world would the Federal Reserve be interested in hiding its growing M3??

http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h6/discm3.htm

From the Federal Reserve Press Release:

On March 23, 2006, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System will cease publication of the M3 monetary aggregate. The Board will also cease publishing the following components: large-denomination time deposits, repurchase agreements (RPs), and Eurodollars. The Board will continue to publish institutional money market mutual funds as a memorandum item in this release.


From Wikipedia:
Because (in principle) money is anything that can be used in settlement of a debt, there are varying measures of money supply. The narrowest (ie. more restrictive) measures count only those forms of money held for immediate transactions.

Broader measures include money held as a store of value. Different measures of money have different technical definitions. The most common measures are named M0, M1, M2, and M3 (from narrow to broadly defined). In the United States they are as follows, as defined by the Federal Reserve:

M0: The total of all coins 'minted' and paper 'printed' cash in circulation. (i.e. currency)
M1: M0 + the amount in demand accounts (also called "checking account" or "current account")
M2: M1 + other various savings account types, money market accounts, and certificate of deposit accounts (CDs) of under $100,000.
M3: M2 + all other CDs, deposits of eurodollars and repurchase agreements.

WHY SHOULD ANYONE CARE?
Each and every dollar has value because dollars are in limited supply... Print up a Bazillion dollars (a job that has been given to Ben Bernanke) and scatter them around the world and the value of each dollar already in circulation drops dramatically.

WHY WOULD THE FEDERAL RESERVE DROP THE VALUE OF THE CURRENCY IN CIRCULATION?
The Crew From Enron that has been running the government for decades has not only completely bankrupted the US but has now reached a point where foreigners are reluctant to loan the US money. To keep up the incredible transfer of wealth from the American taxpayer to HalliburtonLockheedMartinCarlyleGroupetc.etc. the "government" (think: Crew From Enron) and the Federal Reserve are now just creating the money out of thin air using an advanced technology called a "printing press" and loaning it to the government so you and your children can pay interest on it to the private for-profit banks that control the whole system. By creating this massive amount of money out of thin air the Federal Reserve is reducing the purchasing power of every dollar already in circulation. This is why prices are going up dramatically.

I AM HAVING A HARD TIME PAYING ATTENTION BECAUSE I AM HYPNOTIZED BY THE TV...WHY AGAIN SHOULD I CARE?
They are stealing money from you... It is the exact same as if they had come and stolen out of your pocket... If they print too much then investors and dollar holders could abandon the dollar because they believe that the Fed will eventually inflate its value to zero. The Central Banksters that run the whole con game will have already sold their dollars for gold & silver and will be sitting pretty while average Americans are stuck with worthless pieces of paper called "dollars".


The Federal Reserve has evidently sunken so low as to attempt to hide their complete debasement of the Dollar by simply not reporting the amount of the unchecked growth of the monetary base. What an excellent way to inspire investor confidence both domestically and abroad. Get ready for a dollar in free fall.. - Etienne


Got Gold?

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Iraq War Vets Detail Calamitous Torture Blowback

http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/



November 11, 2005 -- A group of veterans of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Desert Storm sharply criticized the Bush administration today at an event sponsored by Veterans for Common Sense in Washington, DC. Dave Debatto. a former US Army Counterintelligence Special Agent who was assigned in 2003 to Iraq, said he took part in thousands of interrogations in Iraq. He said his orders and those for his colleagues were never to lay hands on anyone, let alone torture anyone. Consequently, Debatto and other interrogators received a lot of intelligence through their cooperation with Iraqis at the outset of the U.S. occupation. However, he said when new tactics were employed in June 2003, things "went south" quickly. Intelligence dried up and Camp Anaconda, his base of operations, became "Mortarville" as it was mortar-shelled day and night.


Frank Ford, a 32-year veteran of military and counter-intelligence assignments, served in Samara, the ancient capital of Mesopotamia, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. His military service began when he served with President Richard Nixon's Presidential security detail at the Western White House in San Clemente, California.




Intelligence reports on U.S. torture were sent up the military chain to Washington. The reports were ignored. Ford said, soon, interrogation became extermination. Ford requested a formal investigation of the torture. The response of the U.S. military command in Iraq was to physically assault Ford and take him to a psychiatrist. Ford was told he was imagining torture. Ford said things got uglier when he was ordered out of Iraq to Germany strapped to a stretcher. Soon after, Ford retired from government service.




Ford said soon the U.S. position in Samara first began to disintegrate n June 15, 2003 after former members of the Iraqi Mukhabarat intelligence service, along with "Saddam Fedayeen" former special forces, launched "Operation Viper," a Tet-style offensive against the U.S. The Mukhabarat warned that five U.S. soldiers would be killed per week. Ford said the insurgency has drastically increased that target number today.


Friday, November 11, 2005

BYU Physics Professor Thinks Bombs Not Planes Toppled WTC on 911

BYU Physics Professor Thinks Bombs Not Planes Toppled WTC on 911



From the Article:

The physics of 9/11 — including how fast and symmetrically one of the World Trade Center buildings fell — prove that official explanations of the collapses are wrong, says a Brigham Young University physics professor.
In fact, it's likely that there were "pre-positioned explosives" in all three buildings at ground zero, says Steven E. Jones.
In a paper posted online Tuesday and accepted for peer-reviewed publication next year, Jones adds his voice to those of previous skeptics, including the authors of the Web site www.wtc7.net, whose research Jones quotes. Jones' article can be found at www.physics.byu.edu/research/energy/htm7.html.
Stuart Johnson, Deseret Morning News"It is quite plausible that explosives were pre-planted in all three (WTC) buildings," BYU physics professor Steven E. Jones says. Jones, who conducts research in fusion and solar energy at BYU, is calling for an independent, international scientific investigation "guided not by politicized notions and constraints but rather by observations and calculations.
"It is quite plausible that explosives were pre-planted in all three buildings and set off after the two plane crashes — which were actually a diversion tactic," he writes. "Muslims are (probably) not to blame for bringing down the WTC buildings after all," Jones writes.



Jones Offers the Following Evidence in His Report:

• The three buildings collapsed nearly symmetrically, falling down into their footprints, a phenomenon associated with "controlled demolition" — and even then it's very difficult, he says. "Why would terrorists undertake straight-down collapses of WTC-7 and the Towers when 'toppling over' falls would require much less work and would do much more damage in downtown Manhattan?" Jones asks. "And where would they obtain the necessary skills and access to the buildings for a symmetrical implosion anyway? The 'symmetry data' emphasized here, along with other data, provide strong evidence for an 'inside' job."

No steel-frame building, before or after the WTC buildings, has ever collapsed due to fire. But explosives can effectively sever steel columns, he says.

WTC 7, which was not hit by hijacked planes, collapsed in 6.6 seconds, just .6 of a second longer than it would take an object dropped from the roof to hit the ground. "Where is the delay that must be expected due to conservation of momentum, one of the foundational laws of physics?" he asks. "That is, as upper-falling floors strike lower floors — and intact steel support columns — the fall must be significantly impeded by the impacted mass. . . . How do the upper floors fall so quickly, then, and still conserve momentum in the collapsing buildings?" The paradox, he says, "is easily resolved by the explosive demolition hypothesis, whereby explosives quickly removed lower-floor material, including steel support columns, and allow near free-fall-speed collapses." These observations were not analyzed by FEMA, NIST nor the 9/11 Commission, he says.
• With non-explosive-caused collapse there would typically be a piling up of shattering concrete. But most of the material in the towers was converted to flour-like powder while the buildings were falling, he says. "How can we understand this strange behavior, without explosives? Remarkable, amazing — and demanding scrutiny since the U.S. government-funded reports failed to analyze this phenomenon."

• Horizontal puffs of smoke, known as squibs, were observed proceeding up the side the building, a phenomenon common when pre-positioned explosives are used to demolish buildings, he says.

• Steel supports were "partly evaporated," but it would require temperatures near 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit to evaporate steel — and neither office materials nor diesel fuel can generate temperatures that hot. Fires caused by jet fuel from the hijacked planes lasted at most a few minutes, and office material fires would burn out within about 20 minutes in any given location, he says.

• Molten metal found in the debris of the World Trade Center may have been the result of a high-temperature reaction of a commonly used explosive such as thermite, he says. Buildings not felled by explosives "have insufficient directed energy to result in melting of large quantities of metal," Jones says.

• Multiple loud explosions in rapid sequence were reported by numerous observers in and near the towers, and these explosions occurred far below the region where the planes struck, he says.


Professor Steven Jones joins other notable critics of the absurdity of the official 19-highjackers-operating-from-a-cave-in Afganistan fable including: Morgan Reynolds, Ed Asner, Paul Craig Roberts, Michael Ruppert, Ed Begley, Karl Schwartz, Michael Rivero, and Etienne De La Boetie to name but a few...

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Bush Has Borrowed More Than ALL US Presidents COMBINED!!



Bush Has Borrowed More Than ALL US Presidents COMBINED!!

From the Article:

"According to the Treasury Department, from 1776-2000, the first 224 years of U.S. history, 42 U.S. presidents borrowed a combined $1.01 trillion from foreign governments and financial institutions, but in the past four years alone, the Bush administration borrowed $1.05 trillion."

"No American political leadership has ever willfully and deliberately mortgaged our country to foreign interests in the manner we have witnessed over the past four years," said Tanner. "If this recklessness is not stopped, I truly believe our economic freedom as American citizens is in great jeopardy."


It is EXTREMELY important to note that while the public debt has climbed another One (1) Trillion Dollars in just 4 years the unfunded liabilities for social security, welfare, Medicare, Medicade, etc. incresed over 11 TRILLION in JUST ONE SINGLE FUCKING YEAR!!!

This is total reckless fiscal INSANITY!! And if it doesn't scare the shit out of you then you are living in fantasy land or are really, really bad at math!! - Etienne


Tuesday, October 25, 2005

US Military Death Toll Hits 2000 in Iraq



Of course the official death toll doesn't include:

* Mercenaries (who are recently ex-SEAL/DELTA/Special Forces/Rangers/etc. and doing most of the wet work anyway)
* Deaths that occur "out-of-theatre" I.E. you get you leg blow off by IED and you bleed to death on the medivac to West Germany congrats...you weren't killed in Iraq...you died "Out-of-Theatre"
* Die years later from depleted uranium, US chemical weapons exposure, etc.
* US Soldiers permanently crippled and disfigured
* 30,000 - 100,000+ dead iraqi civilians

Tuesday, October 11, 2005



From an article on Senator Frank Lautenberg's analysis on the value of Dick Cheney's Haliburton stock options and continued payments of deferred compensation:

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) asserts that Cheney's options -- worth $241,498 a year ago -- are now valued at more than $8 million....

“Halliburton has already raked in more than $10 billion from the Bush-Cheney Administration for work in Iraq, and they were awarded some of the first Katrina contracts," Lautenberg said in a statement. "It is unseemly for the Vice President to continue to benefit from this company at the same time his Administration funnels billions of dollars to it. The Vice President should sever his financial ties to Halliburton once and for all.”

Cheney continues to hold 433,333 Halliburton stock options. The company has been criticized by auditors for its handling of a no-bid contact in Iraq. Auditors found the firm marked up meal prices for troops and inflated gas prices in a deal with a Kuwaiti supplier. The company built the American prison at Guantanamo Bay...

...Cheney told "Meet the Press" in 2003 that he didn't have any financial ties to the firm.

“Since I left Halliburton to become George Bush's vice president, I've severed all my ties with the company, gotten rid of all my financial interest," the Vice President said. "I have no financial interest in Halliburton of any kind and haven't had, now, for over three years.”

Cheney continues to received a deferred salary from the company. According to financial disclosure forms, he was paid $205,298 in 2001; $162,392 in 2002; $178,437 in 2003; and $194,852 in 2004.


"Cui Bono" - Etienne

Cato on the Evils of War and Standing Armies



From the Essay Cato on the Evils of War and Standing Armies by Laurence M. Vance:

Cato’s Letters is a collection of 144 essays by Trenchard and Gordon that appeared in the London Journal and the British Journal between 1720 and 1723. They were published together beginning in 1724 as Cato’s Letters: Or Essays on Liberty, Civil and Religious, and Other Important Subjects. The essays were signed with the pseudonym Cato, after Cato the Younger, the foe of Julius Caesar and champion of liberty and republican principles. Cato the Younger was the great-grandson of Cato the Elder. His daughter married Brutus, one of the assassins of Julius Caesar. Cato’s life was immortalized in the 1713 play, Cato: A Tragedy, by the English playwright and essayist Joseph Addison (1672–1719).

...In Cato’s Letters No. 17, as an example of "what measures have been taken by corrupt ministers, in some of our neighbouring countries, to ruin and enslave the people over whom they presided," we read something strangely reminiscent of our own "leaders":

They will engage their country in ridiculous, expensive, fantastical wars, to keep the minds of men in continual hurry and agitation, and under constant fears and alarms; and, by such means, deprive them both of leisure and inclination to look into publick miscarriages. Men, on the contrary, will, instead of such inspection, be disposed to fall into all measures offered, seemingly, for their defence, and will agree to every wild demand made by those who are betraying them.

When they have served their ends by such wars, or have other motives to make peace, they will have no view to the publick interest; but will often, to procure such peace, deliver up the strong-holds of their country, or its colonies for trade, to open enemies, suspected friends, or dangerous neighbours, that they may not be interrupted in their domestick designs.


This theme is continued in Cato’s Letters No. 87:

I have often wondered at the folly and weakness of those princes, who will sacrifice hundreds of thousand of their own faithful subjects, to gain a precarious and slavish submission from bordering provinces, who will seek all opportunities to revolt; which cannot be prevented but by keeping them poor, wretched, and miserable, and consequently unable to pay the charges of their own vassalage; when, if the same number of men and the sums of money were usefully employed at home, which are necessary to make and support the conquest, they would add vastly more to their power and empire.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

The Arabs Hate Us Because We Love Freedom...



BOEING, BELL HELICOPTER ASKED TO PULL ‘MOSQUE ATTACK’ AD
Magazine ad shows U.S. special forces rappelling onto mosque roof

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/30/2005) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on aerospace giants Boeing Co. and Bell Helicopter Textron to pull a print advertisement depicting U.S. troops attacking a mosque.

The ad for the CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, published in the September 24 issue of National Journal magazine, depicts soldiers rappelling onto the roof of a building, labeled “Muhammad Mosque” in Arabic. The building has a dome, crescent moon and minaret, all common features of a mosque.

To view the ad, go to: http://www.cair.com/mosqueattackad.pdf

Headlines on the ad read: “It descends from the heavens. Ironically it unleashes hell.” Ad copy states: “The CV-22 delivers Special Forces to insertion points never thought possible.”

In a letter to Textron Chairman Lewis B. Campbell, Boeing Company President James A. Bell and Bell Helicopter Chief Executive Officer Michael A. Redenbaugh, CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad wrote:

“[The ad] clearly portrays special forces assaulting a mosque, a structure dedicated to civilian worship purposes. This gives the impression that ‘the insertion points never thought possible’ are Islamic places of worship. . .This advertisement reflects poorly on Bell Helicopter, Textron and Boeing, and offers a questionable picture of your companies’ collective opinion of Islam and Muslims.”

Awad asked the companies to withdraw the advertisement and conduct an investigation into how it was approved for publication.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Robert Tilton - The Farting Preacher

For all that say that Etienne is waayy too serious and doesn't have a sense of humour... I give you... Robert Tilton - The Farting Preacher



Found Here: http://www.miggy.net/multimedia/preacher.htm

More on Robert Tilton Here: http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/religion/televangelists/robert-tilton/



"The Church says that the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the Church."
-Ferdinand Magellan

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Would you invest in the United States?

Especially with the crew from Enron running things?



U.S. National Debt Clock: http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/

Alan Greenspan told France's Finance Minister Thierry Breton the United States has "lost control" of its budget deficit



Full Article Here:
http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/24/news/international/greenspan_france.reut/index.htm

Excerpt:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told France's Finance Minister Thierry Breton the United States has "lost control" of its budget deficit, the French minister said Saturday.

"'We have lost control,' that was his expression," Breton told reporters after a bilateral meeting with Greenspan.

"The United States has lost control of their budget at a time when racking up deficits has been authorized without any control (from Congress)," Breton said.

...Breton said: "The situation that is creating tension today on the currency market ... is clearly the American deficit."

The United States needed to address its budget deficit, he said, adding: "It seems to me that my counterpart John Snow is completely aware of this, he wants to harness the problem, but it seems to me he doesn't have the room for maneuver."

Breton added that after hearing Greenspan talk about inflation: "One has the feeling -- though he didn't say so -- that interest rates will probably continue to rise slightly until his departure."

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

George Bush Don't Like Black People



This one is a MUST SEE!!

Etienne gives George Bush Don't Like Black People 2 Thumbs Up!!!

One of the PHATEST multimedia statements against the Bush regime, the Iraq War, and the intentionally botched FEMA post-Katrina "rescue effort". Powerful Images and superbly intelligent rhymes using instrumentals from Kanye West's Gold Digger

The Empire takes a full-on Category 5 Hit from Kanye West & The Legendary K.O.

Nicely Done!! Etienne

Get the Uncensored Video Here:
http://www.archive.org/download/subMediaGeorgeBushDontLikeBalckPeopleWMV/bush_dont_like_black_people.wmv

Get the Uncensored MP3 for your iPod Here:
http://www.archive.org/download/George_Bush_Doesnt_Like_Black_People/GeorgeBushDoesntCareAboutBlackPeople.mp3

Get the Radio Edit MP3 for your iPod Here:
http://www.archive.org/download/George_Bush_Doesnt_Care_About_Black_People_Radio_Edit/GeorgeBushDoesntCareAboutBlackPeopleRadioEdit.mp3

British SAS Commandos Caught Red-Handed Sowing Fake Terror in Iraq

Here is a little story for my new friend TD who had not heard about it yet today and all my friends that don't believe that the US & UK are capable of "Fake Terror".

Executive Summary (links to Wire Service Stories Below)

The Iraqi police stopped a suspicious car with two occupants wearing Arab clothing. The car was packed with explosives, and the occupants opened fire on the police. One Iraqi police officer was killed and one wounded. The police succeeded in capturing the occupants of the car and surprise, surprise, what they found they had were not "insurgents" or "Foreign Fighters" but two undercover British SAS Commandos!! (probably working directly for one of the intelliegence agencies)



The British SAS Commandos were wearing WIGS and Arab Headdress...


And were armed to the teeth with reportedly a car full of explosives...


British Forces attack the police station to free the two murderers with tanks and helicopters before they can confess...


but the Iraqi people who have now figured out the who the real terrorists in Iraq are... attack the British forces sent to rescue the two commandos caught murdering one of their policemen (and who were probably going to set a bomb that would have then been blamed on the Iraqi resistance)


This is, of course, proof that the so-called suicide bombings pointed to as reason to oppose the Iraqi people's efforts to oust the occupation are in fact false-flag operations by the occupiers themselves. The British really did not have any choice but to break their men out of that jail before they talked, but in all honesty, doing so amounts to a confession of guilt anyway.

FakeTerror in Iraq...Fake Terror in New York...Fake Terror in London

All brought to you by the same folks...



Story from Alex Jones Prison Planet
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/september2005/200905stagedterror.htm

Reuters Story on British Forces busting the British "Terrorists" out of jail:
http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2005-09-19T201444Z_01_YUE946529_RTRUKOC_0_UK-IRAQ-BRITONS.xml

Story from the BBC
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4262336.stm

Note how the BBC story glosses over why the British SAS killers were dressed in Arab clothing, with wigs, and arab

There have also been reports out of Iraq that US Forces have been stopping and detaining Iraqis and when they are released and sent to Iraq police stations to collect their drivers licenses and papers. When they drive away they discover that their cars are full of explosives:

More Here: http://globalresearch.ca/articles/KHA505A.html

“A few days ago, an American manned check point confiscated the driver license of a driver and told him to report to an American military camp near Baghdad airport for interrogation and in order to retrieve his license. The next day, the driver did visit the camp and he was allowed in the camp with his car. He was admitted to a room for an interrogation that lasted half an hour. At the end of the session, the American interrogator told him: ‘OK, there is nothing against you, but you do know that Iraq is now sovereign and is in charge of its own affairs. Hence, we have forwarded your papers and license to al-Kadhimia police station for processing. Therefore, go there with this clearance to reclaim your license. At the police station, ask for Lt. Hussain Mohammed who is waiting for you now. Go there now quickly, before he leaves his shift work”.The driver did leave in a hurry, but was soon alarmed with a feeling that his car was driving as if carrying a heavy load, and he also became suspicious of a low flying helicopter that kept hovering overhead, as if trailing him. He stopped the car and inspected it carefully. He found nearly 100 kilograms of explosives hidden in the back seat and along the two back doors.The only feasible explanation for this incidence is that the car was indeed booby trapped by the Americans and intended for the al-Khadimiya Shiite district of Baghdad. The helicopter was monitoring his movement and witnessing the anticipated “hideous attack by foreign elements”.The same scenario was repeated in Mosul, in the north of Iraq. A car was confiscated along with the driver’s license. He did follow up on the matter and finally reclaimed his car but was told to go to a police station to reclaim his license. Fortunately for him, the car broke down on the way to the police station. The inspecting car mechanic discovered that the spare tire was fully laden with explosives."

Friday, September 16, 2005

Murder For Hire - Blackwater



http://www.infowars.com/video/clips/news/091505_no_blackwater.htm

Click here to see morally-bankrupt hired killers cold-bloodedly and methodically gun down brown people for daring to try and stop the United States from invading their country and stealing their oil in murderous war waged by incompetent, proven liars.

Here is a picture of them confiscating guns from the people of New Orleans:



Coming soon to a town and US-Intelligence-Agency- created-disaster-near-YOU

Enjoy...

Etienne

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The 'Barbarous Relic' - It's Not What You Think

For my good friend FN ... From an excellent article on the stability of Gold by James Turk which can be found here: http://www.kitco.com/ind/Turk/sept142005.html




From the article:

"This chart presents a base 100 analysis of crude oil prices in terms of dollars and grams of gold, i.e., goldgrams. In other words, to establish the useful comparison depicted above, this analysis assumes that one barrel of crude equals $100 and 100 goldgrams as of December 1945, and then calculates the month-end price thereafter based on the actual dollar price of crude oil and the prevailing dollar-to-goldgram rate of exchange.

We can see that the price of crude oil in goldgrams is essentially unchanged throughout this period. So it is clear that gold communicates economic value very effectively, which is the primary feature of money. Because money is the tool upon which economic activity is based, which is a reality that therefore makes money central to society, money is not barbaric. Consequently, gold cannot possibly be barbaric because gold is money.

Nor is it a relic because gold communicates value today as effectively as it did fifty years ago, and much better than the US dollar, which is a point made clear by the above chart. In contrast to today's national currencies, gold tends to hold its value, or in other words, its purchasing power remains relatively unchanged. In fact, this precious attribute of gold is timeless because the aboveground stock of gold grows approximately at the same rate of world population growth and new wealth creation.

So how could anything so valuable and useful as gold be barbaric? And because gold is as useful today as it ever was, how could it possibly be a relic?

This gold pejorative is readily attributed to Keynes. But here is what he really wrote in 1923 in A Tract on Monetary Reform: "…the gold standard is already a barbarous relic."...

...Note that it is not gold that is the barbarous relic, but rather, Keynes is taking aim at the gold standard. There is a very big difference here. The gold standard is the mechanism by which national currencies at one time were defined as weights of, and redeemable into, gold.

Though the United States continued to define the dollar in terms of gold when Keynes penned those now infamous words, it had become the exception. Most of Europe had stopped the redeemability of paper currency into gold with the outbreak of hostilities in 1914. What's more, after the war European countries were slow to return to the gold standard because their currencies had become terribly debased by the expansion of credit and the concurrent printing of money that had occurred over the intervening years.

In effect, by the 1920's the classical gold standard was essentially dead, which was the reality observed by Keynes. It was dead because banking interests, working hand-in-hand with governments, killed it. They killed it because governments wanted more money to meet their growing spending aspirations, and seeing the profit opportunity this circumstance presented, bankers wanted to lend it to them. The discipline of the classical gold standard prevented the unbridled extension of credit and the resulting creation of new money, with the result that it had to go. So is that why the gold standard had become a 'barbarous relic'?