warlessness

when it happens

6 October 2008

In case you all hadn't noticed, the world is falling apart. I posted here back on September 11th, 2007 that the finance world was going to fall apart. http://crucial-systems.com/For_those_of_you_that_dont_pay_attention_to_the_world_of_finance The reason I fled New York was that I could see quite clearly that the wheels were going to come off that wagon and the US may very well collapse into chaos. Alarmist, yes. That's what alarms are for. The solid truth is that the financial markets always precede the real ... more...

Artist Dr. Steven Kurtz cleared of all charges

11 June 2008

This was the most bat shit crazy episode in the whole Bush Gestapo Era. Charges are finally dropped, but as Kurtz states, there is no re-compensation for him. The case originated in May 2004, when Kurtz's wife Hope died of heart failure as the couple was preparing a project about genetically modified agriculture for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Police who responded to Steve Kurtz's 911 call deemed the Kurtzes' art materials suspicious and alerted the FBI. Kurtz explained ... more...

quagmire

13 August 2007

Dick in 2004. Right. So what were they thinking the second time round ? Its time to get the whole middle east powder keg going. Its time to destroy the US itself USSR-Afghanistan style, thus opening it up for corporate takeover. Its time for Armageddon. They are in contact with space aliens, and its the aliens that told them they had to do it. The so-called Left should give up trying to reason with these people and saying America got ... more...

respect to the deserters

10 April 2007

At an Army base in Alaska last year, "there was one guy who literally chopped off his trigger finger with an axe to prevent his deployment," Dr. Thomas Grieger, a senior navy psychiatrist said in an interview. New york times, mon april 9th, 2007 Respect. More respect then I give to the Buddhist monk in Thailand who cut off his penis because it wouldn't sit still during meditation. Interesting: The desertion rate during the Vietnam war was 5% (NYT) more...

the silence of 911

10 September 2006

I'm in the US right now, watching TV. Everybody is trying to simulate grand emotions with their 911 specials. Synthesized strings, swirling motion graphics, firemen, hugs. One of the most amazing things about 911 itself was the complete SILENCE of the everyday. Newscasters didn't have scripts and talked like actual real people sitting in front of cameras. As I walked about the streets of lower manhattan the next day I saw everybody else just walking around the streets. Nowhere to ... more...

Great moments in Hip-Hop : "Israel Disses UN"

12 August 2006

A great moment in Hip-Hop history today on the front page of news.google.com: [Israel Disses UN, Bombs Lebanon](http://www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7BA4FFF69E-B243-4703-AFFB-6B353B89E488%7D&language;=EN) A'ight peeps, we have arrived. You know at the very beginning when the soldiers were kidnapped and Israel started bombing I thought "I have a really bad feeling about this one..." I don't like where this is going. Somehow Condi knew to announce that it was the birth pangs of the new middle east. Bush has been [encouraging Israel to attack Syria](http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code;=PAR20060809&articleId;=2934) ... more...

refugees not allowed to walk out

8 September 2005

This story from 2 paramedics seems to be confirmed. The police would not allow refugees to walk out of New Orleans, fired shots over their heads rather than talk and eventually, when the media noticed, destroyed their encampment and stole their remaining food and water. http://www.emsnetwork.org/artman/publish/article_18337.shtml more...

The grand strategy of Al Qaeda

27 August 2005

This article (on TigerHawk) is notes posted from a lecture at Princeton by Michael Doran, Professor of Near Eastern Studies, who has thoroughly studied what Al Qaeda actually says and does. Lots of interesting stuff here. Just as they are writing about Muslim victories a thousand years ago, Al Qaeda's intellectuals consider themselves in the middle of a very long term struggle. Al Qaeda is saying: "We are not revolutionaries. It is the next generation, or the generation after, that ... more...

soundclash: nietzsche vs. buddha

30 July 2005

Many of the innovations in music for the past several decades happen in the more agressive, energetically active forms. Metal, punk, hip-hop, techno, jungle (hardcore), dancehall/bashment, grime. Nietzsche would be proud: the strong succeed, leading the way. The Appollonians may complain, back in their chill out rooms or up in their pop charts, but they follow the leader. Further down the line they sweeten the style up once its cooled off. War presidents think this way too. Apollonian nations fall ... more...

Trail of a Bullet: the depleted uranium issue | csmonitor.com

21 July 2005

The always good christian scientist monitor runs a DU focus : Depleted Uranium Depleted uranium is created as a by-product of the processes used to convert natural uranium for use as nuclear fuel or nuclear weapons. NATO used ammunition and weaponry made of depleted uranium during its air strikes on Yugoslavia in 1999. Suspicious deaths and illnesses among Europeans exposed to the substance are prompting investigators to examine DU's health risks. The United States has denied any link between illnesses ... more...

US troops remove soil from Fallujah

19 July 2005

"The soldiers are doing strange things in Fallujah," said one of my contacts in Fallujah who just returned. "In the center of the Julan Quarter they are removing entire homes which have been bombed, meanwhile most of the homes that were bombed are left as they were. Why are they doing this?" According to him, this was also done in the Nazal, Mualmeen, Jubail and Shuhada'a districts, and the military began to do this after Eid, which was after November ... more...

Why Do They Hate Us? Not Because of Iraq - New York Times

18 July 2005

This writer states that Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine are just convenient causes for the moment and are meant more as a play towards us westerners. None of the terrorists are from any of these countries. The Western-based Islamic terrorists are not the militant vanguard of the Muslim community; they are a lost generation, unmoored from traditional societies and cultures, frustrated by a Western society that does not meet their expectations. And their vision of a global ummah is both a ... more...

londistan calling

7 July 2005

It hurts to read about people having their legs cut off; to think (last night, while I was in bed) that at that moment some mother was crying into the night (and my mother is English]; my step-father couldn't get into London that morning). We get such detailed descriptions of London. We can imagine it better than what happens day in day out in Iraq. Let's not even bring up Africa ... ( ?) Robert Fisk says exactly what I ... more...

Good vs. Evil, Tantra, Darth Vader and Dick Cheney

16 June 2005

Star Wars mysticism is taken directly from Tantra and the concept of the Right-Hand (light; yang; jedi) vs. Left-Hand (dark; yin; sith) paths. Tantra is an ancient practice of rituals and texts which predates the Vedas. It serves to concentrate and focus the energy of the self for either spiritual or magical purposes. Its practiced notably in Hinduism (though not in the mainstream), Tantric Vajrayana (Tibettan) Buddhism and various western occult traditions. The Right hand path is the sublimation of ... more...

Arabic Assassin : the bag tosser

10 June 2005

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Bassam Khalaf was paid to help keep U.S. air travel safe as a baggage screener. His alter ego, the Arabic Assassin, rapped about flying a plane into a building. The Transportation Security Administration could not reconcile the two and fired him last week. "My name is Bassam, a one-man band, I came from sand, affiliated with the Taliban." Khalaf, a Houston native of Palestinian descent, said the incendiary lyrics about rape, murder and mass attacks were meant ... more...

The Antichrist, the EU, UN and the Christian Soliders of America

6 March 2005

Christian America thinks that Europe and/or the United Nations is the second Roman Empire, and that the Anti-Christ will soon rise to power there and consume the earth under a false banner of peace. Of course we were thinking the same thing about them. As much as you would like to believe that the world struggle is about oil, nationalism or currency competition, the real reason is that... the beast is supposed to have "ten horns and seven heads, with ... more...

Hunter S. Thompson: best suicide ever

23 February 2005

Shit, he's having his remains fired out of a cannon. What joy ! He knew he could one more big grin out of all of us. I think he knew exactly what effect his death would have in the media. He played his final card with consummate skill and used his death to invigorate the spirit that is dying in America. Perfect timing. OK, I won't put him up there with [Thich Quang Duc](http://www.wellesley.edu/Polisci/wj/Vietimages/monk.htm). But he outdid all those dumb ... more...

more reasons to get angry about the occupation of iraq

13 February 2005

essential blogs from iraq http://riverbendblog.blogspot.com/ It's upsetting because it just confirms the worst: right-wing Americans don't care about justifying this war. They don't care about right or wrong or innocents dead and more to die. They were somewhat ahead of the game. When they saw their idiotic president wasn't going to find weapons anywhere in Iraq, they decided it would be about mass graves. It wasn't long before the very people who came to 'liberate' a sovereign country soon began ... more...

Jews wailing at the wrong wall ?

31 December 2004

End-Time Jews and Christians are busy messing up the whole planet in their quest to rebuild the Third Temple (which of course involves knocking down some very sacred Mosques, leading to the probable destruction of Israel). But Dr. Ernest L. Martin, a forty-year historian on Jerusalem, argues that the Jewish Temples never were built on the present "Temple Mount" and actually were located a fourth of a mile south over Gihon Spring. Its more in accord with Biblical and other ... more...

George W Bush partied with Hunter S. Thompson

8 December 2004

In 1974, George spent Superbowl Sunday at a party hosted by Hunter S. Thompson. When asked decades later if he remembered whether Bush had used any drugs at his party, Thompson replied: "I can't be expected to remember what every drug-addled yuppie hanger-oner who wanted to get close to me during a football game twenty-five years ago digested. There were so many dope fiends milling about, I don't remember what some Yalie named Bush, whose father was a factotum in ... more...

DU: Dirty Bombs, Dirty Missiles, Dirty Bullets A Death Sentence Here And Abroad

7 December 2004

Since 1991, the U.S. has staged four nuclear wars using depleted uranium weaponry, which, like Agent Orange, meets the U.S. government definition of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Vast regions in the Middle East and Central Asia have been permanently contaminated with radiation. Just 467 U.S. personnel were wounded in the three-week Persian Gulf War in 1990-1991. Out of 580,400 soldiers who served in Gulf War I, 11,000 are dead, and by 2000 there were 325,000 on permanent medical disability. This ... more...

the US govt knew

3 December 2004

"Its all coming out now. Too many intelligence sources had knowledge of the intention, the possiblity and even the time and location of the WTC attack. To write this off as merely an intelligence failure is not even a very skilled cover-up." check out this excellant web site: http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/02_11_02_lucy.html excerpts: 11. June 2001 - German intelligence, the BND, warns the CIA and Israel that Middle Eastern terrorists are "planning to hijack commercial aircraft to use as weapons to attack important ... more...

the real US plans for the moon

3 December 2004

Helium-3 [an isotope of ordinary helium], found in lunar soil, could become a substitute for dwindling fossil fuels. Some see it as the energy source of the future. It would be used in fusion reactors. Helium-3 is one of the reasons the United States never signed the 1979 U.N. moon treaty, which says no one can claim ownership of the moon or have bases there. from an Interview with Bruce Gagnon at: http://www.dollarsandsense.org/0304gagnon.html The administration's proposal for human space exploration ... more...

the crazies

3 December 2004

Writing in the Daily Mirror, John Pilger reveals that both US Secretary of State Colin Powell and Bush's closest adviser Condaleeza Rice said, in 2001, that Saddam Hussein was effectively disarmed and no threat - putting the lie to their own propaganda. : Pilger : 22 Sep 2003 http://pilger.carlton.com/print Sept 22, 2002, Tony Blair told Parliament: "Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction programme is active, detailed and growing. "The policy of containment is not working. The weapons of mass destruction ... more...

The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives

3 December 2004

from The Guardian, Saturday September 20, 2003 John Pilger reports "I confess that [countries] are pieces on a chessboard," said Lord Curzon, viceroy of India in 1898, "upon which is being played out a great game for the domination of the world." Brzezinski, adviser to several presidents and a guru admired by the Bush gang, has written virtually those same words. In his book The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives, he writes that the key to dominating ... more...

slavery to nature

3 December 2004

[America's] resources seemed inexhaustible [in 1500] … However, the existence of the new lands encouraged an attitude not unlike that of Alice's Mad Tea party. When the tea and cakes were exhausted at one seat, the natural thing … was to move on and occupy the next seat. … As time passed, the tea table of the Americas had proved not to be inexhaustible … What many of us fail to realize is that the last four hundred years are ... more...

rumsfeld

3 December 2004

At 2.40 PM, September 11, 2001: According to CBS, a Pentagon aide's notes from that day quote Rumsfeld asking for the "best info fast" to "judge whether good enough to hit SH at the same time, not only UBL." (The initials SH and UBL stand for Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.) The notes then quote Rumsfeld as demanding, ominously, that the administration's response "go massive...sweep it all up, things related and not." Former General Wesley Clark talking to NBC ... more...

questions concerning globablization

3 December 2004

These are my own personal questions and observations--things I can't figure out yet. can globalization happen without homogenization ? no, it is by definition a process of homogenization. first in the marketplace, and subsequently in cultural images and values. does everyone have to go along with progressive modern culture ? can any ancient culture resist the apparent freedom of western popular culture ? it is possible for cultures to deliberately exist outside of the global culture, but they have to ... more...

primakov

3 December 2004

Former head of KGB hired by US gov't (March 17) You will be happy to learn that the former head of the KGB (the secret police of the former Soviet Union), General Yevgeni Primakov, has been hired as a consultant by the US Department of Homeland Security. Do you think he will share his expertise in "security" to prepare US citizens for domestic internal passports under the pretense of fighting the never-ending "War on Terrorism"? http://www.freedomradio.us/articles/2003/ussa.htm Straight from one of ... more...

8 million soft targets like americans

3 December 2004

Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 09:11:43 -0500 Subject: Like all Americans From: Thurston Moore I forward these missives, now and the ones previous, as one who is not well-versed or articulate in global politics. A lot of information re: the history of contemporary global politics flowing through internet lines is well known to some and unknown to most. If you are the former, excuse me for the naivete, if the latter, now's the time more than ever I imagine. With ... more...

afghanistan

3 December 2004

I find this extremely important. Out of this horror, the American people need to learn many things. But they still have such a small world view, they understand so little about what happened. Most of the country really believes Bush that we were attacked because they don't like our way of life, our freedom, our prosperity. - felix.crucial > Tamim is an Afghani-American writer. He is also one of the most brilliant > people I know in this life. When ... more...

Al-Qaeda

3 December 2004

   Jane's security report on Al-Qaeda http://www.janes.com/security/international_security/news/jir/jir010726_1_n.shtml Janes Security has excerpts of security reports, intended for multi-national companys, shipping firms etc. They do security and consultaion. Al-Qaeda ('The Base') is a conglomerate of groups spread throughout the world operating as a network. It has a global reach, with a presence in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, Jordan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Syria, Xinjiang in China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Mindanao in the Philippines, Lebanon, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya, ... more...

anti-americanism

3 December 2004

september, 2001 The real Reasons many people hate America. 1) Significant numbers of Muslims have died at US hands. Its true. 2) The US continually has played games of 'global stability' at the expense of millions in Iraq, Afghanistan etc. Few americans have died in these wars/ 'police actions'. Much of the world has suffered and desperately wished America could really feel its pain. Put Nielsen ratings have shown that "pain does not play". 3) Most American's are ignorant of ... more...

bush-dollars-nazis

3 December 2004

Bush's grandfather, Prescott Bush, and Prescott's father-in-law, George Herbert Walker, helped finance the rise of the Nazi Party through their intimate entanglements with Nazi industrial, shipping and banking interests. This long (and well-documented) collaboration continued even after America was at war with Nazi Germany. It seems the blood money was just too good to pass up -- even if it had to be dug out of the corpses of young American soldiers and innocent civilians throughout Europe and North Africa. ... more...

bush says iraqi war is for God

3 December 2004

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz was given transcripts* of a negotiating session between Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas and faction leaders from Hamas and other militant groups. Abbas described for them his recent summit with Ariel Sharon and Bush. Here are Bush's exact words, quoted by Haaretz: "God told me to strike at al-Qaida and I struck them, and then He instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did, and now I am determined to solve the problem in the ... more...

cobalt jackets

3 December 2004

commentary: the new york press is a bit sketchy for accuracy, and tend to do a lot of hit and run reporting. From the New York Press: Whose Need to Know? By Paul Krassner My source--I'll call him "Ethan"--is dead, and now, having kept our agreement, I'm finally free to write about this horror story. Ethan had read about a recent decontamination drill that was conducted in Denver. They had multi-hundred-thousand-dollar geodesic tent which fit over a transit train and ... more...

emergency response system disabled

3 December 2004

Last week (9.11.01) the WFMU (91.1FM, http://www.wfmu.org ) station manager was wondering why their federally required FCC 'Emergency Alert System' never went off after the 911 attacks, as it usually even goes off whenever it rains. This is the system that alerts radio stations to flood warnings, tornadoes, and other natural or man made dangers and disasters. He just found out why: It turns out that the authorities (NJ Dept of Emergency Management) didnt want to use the Emergency Alert ... more...

exponential growth

3 December 2004

What happens when growth approaches fixed limits and is forced to give way to some form of equilibrium? Are there choices before us that lead to alternative world futures? … Exponential growth does not continue forever. Growth of population and industrialization will stop. If man does not take conscious action to limit population and capital investment, the forces inherent in the natural and social system will rise high enough to limit growth. The question is only a matter of when ... more...

fascism

3 December 2004

Dr. Lawrence Britt, a political scientist, wrote an article about fascism which appeared in Free Inquiry magazine, a journal of humanist thought. Dr. Britt studied the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia), and Pinochet (Chile). He found the regimes all had 14 things in common, and he calls these the identifying characteristics of fascism. The article is "Fascism Anyone?," Lawrence Britt, Free Inquiry, Spring 2003, page 20. The 14 characteristics are: 1. Powerful and Continuing ... more...

fossil fuel

3 December 2004

SURPRISE! The sudden -- and surprising -- end of the fossil fuel age will stun everyone -- and kill billions. Once the truth is told about gas and oil (it's just a matter of time), your life will change forever. Envision a world where freezing, starving people burn everything combustible -- everything from forests (releasing CO2; destroying topsoil and species); to garbage dumps (releasing dioxins, PCBs, and heavy metals); to people (by waging nuclear, biological, chemical, and conventional war); and ... more...

helpwtc

3 December 2004

this is a mirror of very useful information that keiko has been collecting and emailing to lots of us. many emails have circulated, and in some cases the original sender or compiler of the information has been lost, though there is often an email contact on there. i have edited and grouped things a much as i could. - cx. 12pm sunday, 16th Most of the volunteer centers are overwhelmed with volunteers and donations. If you have welding skills etc. ... more...

history of iraq

3 December 2004

Due to the Tigris and Euphrates rivers the region was very fertile but suffered from flooding. This had a consequence: people had to cooperate to manage the waters, and from this the very first civilization on Earth was created: Sumer in 4000BC. Sophisticated irrigation, cereal argiculture, writing, accounting. By 1750BC it was Babylon, prosperous and peaceful with a codified legal system. It was conquered by Alexander the Great in 331BC, then it was part of the Persian Empire until 634AD ... more...

iraqi war was about oil

3 December 2004

The US deputy defence secretary, Paul [[wolfkowitz]] - who has already undermined Tony Blair's position over weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by describing them as a "bureaucratic" excuse for war - has now gone further by claiming the real motive was that Iraq is "swimming" in oil. The latest comments were made by Mr Wolfowitz in an address to delegates at an Asian security summit in Singapore at the weekend, and reported today by German newspapers Der Tagesspiegel and Die ... more...

iraqpages

3 December 2004

An excellant source of the iraqi point of view http://dear_raed.blogspot.com/ from just before the war: I think that the coming war is not justified (and it is very near now, we hear the war drums loud and clear if you don't then take those earplugs off!). The excuses for it have been stretched to their limits they will almost snap. A decision has been made sometime ago that "regime change"? in Baghdad is needed and excuses for the forceful change ... more...

islam

3 December 2004

Subject:PLEEEEZ! Circulate in the name of PEACE! Date:Thu, 20 Sep 2001 12:19:08 -0400 From:"Koshek 137" <arasophia@hotmail.com> To all people of Islam in the city of New York, you are all my brothers and sisters, I would like to see my Moslem brothers and sisters take a stance against Islamic terrorism. Perhaps even start a group called N.Y.Moslems Against Islamic Terrorism that can march in the streets to protest violence being perpetrated in the name of Islam. There is already a ... more...

letter

3 December 2004

The Last Night 1) Making an oath to die and renew your intentions. Shave excess hair from the body and wear cologne. Shower 2) Make sure you know all aspects of the plan well, and expect the response, or a reaction, from the enemy. 3) Read al-Tawba and Anfal [traditional war chapters from the Qur'an] and reflect on their meanings and remember all of the things that God has promised for the martyrs. 4) Remind your soul to listen and ... more...

lone congressional dissenter barbara lee interview

3 December 2004

copied from FNV_Newsletter To subscribe, send a blank message to FNV_Newsletter-on@mail-list.com *CONGRESSWOMAN BARBARA LEE SPEAKS OUT Yesterday Monday Sept 17th we had an opportunity to catch up with Congresswoman Barbara Lee and talk to her about her decision to cast the only vote opposing President Bush's War resolution. Not even her fellow colleagues from the Congressional Black Caucus voted with her on this one. That includes such notable people like Maxine Waters, Charles Rengel, Jesse Jackson Jr., Cynthia McKinney to ... more...

man and nature

3 December 2004

Perhaps the most widespread evil is the Western view of man and nature. Among us, it is widely believed that man is apart from nature, superior to it; indeed, evolution is a process to create man and seat him on the apex of the cosmic pinnacle. He views the earth as a treasury that he can plunder at will. And, indeed, the behavior of Western people, notably since the advent of the Industrial Revolution, gives incontrovertible evidence to support this ... more...

nuclear

3 December 2004

NUCLEAR Nuclear power generation is limited by a shortage of fuel: "Overall, uranium is relatively scarce in the earth's crust, at about 4 parts per million on average. Therefore, a significant expansion of nuclear power -- even the five-fold expansion widely canvassed before the incidents at Three Mile Island and (much more disturbing) at Chernobyl -- would out-run readily accessible supplies. These supplies include both deposits previously exploited but mothballed due to lack of current demand, and known high concentration ... more...

wtcprophets

2 December 2004

british psychic was on television predicting wtc + planes + explosion http://prestononline.co.uk/scripts/editorial2.cgi?cid=1&aid;=407165 the widely circulated nostrodamus "twin brothers" quote was mis-attributed / hoax http://www.fury.com/article/925.php more...

wtc stories

2 December 2004

please send more stories to me felix@crucial-systems.com, I would like to post more and preserve them. This morning at about 8 a.m., I got a call from an old friend I haven't talked to in nearly a year. Hey, she said, It's Misa. I'm down at Chelsea Piers, and can you do me a favor? No other small talk. Nothing idle. I didn't even ask what she was doing. I just said yes. She wanted me to send out an ... more...

wtc investigation

2 December 2004

To report tips and information relevant to the investigation itself: http://www.ifccfbi.gov more to come here... ? more...

wtc living in NYC

2 December 2004

IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW LIVES DOWNTOWN: >From Yvonne: "Remind everyone to call their friends who live in the 'hood between 14th street and the WTC - we're still being told to stay in our homes and it's still spooky outside & frustrating because we can't really get around! [I know seems minor but...] also PLEASE tell any friends who have asthma to please be careful - the air quality is really really bad..." (wear those white respiratory masks ... more...

wtc resolve

2 December 2004

These thoughts are not yet finished. The US media has been to self-centered to explain the real reasons to the US population. The real Reasons many people hate America. 1) Significant numbers of Muslims have died at US hands. 2) The US continually has played games of 'global stability' at the expense of millions in Iraq, Afghanistan etc. Few americans have died in these wars/ 'police actions'. Much of the world has suffered and desperately wished America could really feel ... more...

wolfkowitz

2 December 2004

http://www.observer.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,901066,00.html Wolfowitz was a Jewish son of academe, a brilliant scholar of mathematics and a diplomat. When he joined the Pentagon after the Yom Kippur war, he set about laying out what is now US policy in the Middle East. In 1992, just before Bush's father was defeated by Bill Clinton, Wolfowitz wrote a blueprint to 'set the nation's direction for the next century', which is now the foreign policy of George W. Bush. Entitled 'Defence Planning Guidance', it put ... more...

world model collapse

2 December 2004

Jay Forrester of MIT in 1970 built a world model "to understand the options available to mankind as societies enter the transition from growth to equilibrium." What happens when growth approaches fixed limits and is forced to give way to some form of equilibrium? Are there choices before us that lead to alternative world futures? … Exponential growth does not continue forever. Growth of population and industrialization will stop. If man does not take conscious action to limit population and ... more...

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2 December 2004

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Bill Moyers on the Servants of the Apocalypse

14 October 2004

Millions of Christian fundamentalists may believe that environmental destruction is not only to be disregarded but actually welcomed—even hastened—as a sign of the coming apocalypse. The Delusional Is No Longer Marginal Bill Moyers December 10, 2004 Writing in Mother Jones recently, Bill McKibben described how the problems we journalists routinely cover—conventional, manageable programs like budget shortfalls and pollution—may be about to convert to chaotic, unpredictable, unmanageable situations. The most unmanageable of all, he writes, could be the accelerating deterioration of ... more...

Corporate Metabolism by Paco Xander Nathan

2 October 2004

A brief history of Corporations with a humorous analysis of how they perpetuate their existences in the same manner as slime molds, evading human perception by making legal gains at a stride larger than the human life span. Well worth a read, but in brief: By 01600, a group of merchants gain the Crown's approval to launch the East India Company.... It colonizes parts of SE Asia and eventually (albeit reluctantly) controls India. The firm becomes an essential key to ... more...

Summary Of The World: Googlezon And The Newsmasters EPIC

30 September 2004

By the year 2014, what I call newsmasters will be the most sought-after and highly rewarded professional media creators the world has ever seen. Everyone participates to create a living, breathing mediascape. However, the Press, as you know it, has ceased to exist. The Fourth Estate’s fortunes have waned. 20th Century news organizations are an after-thought, a lonely remnant of a not too distant past. The News Wars of 2010 are notable for the fact that no actual news organizations ... more...

john kerry swift boat video game

28 September 2004

brilliant. a video game that has all the details of the mekong swift boat episode. available oct 8th. i wonder if they do "george bush gone awol" : do coke, skip your physical, fail to report for duty for 2 years. mysteriously get an honorable discharge. “The policies — determining who would be drafted and who would be deferred, who would serve and who would escape, who would die and who would live — were an antidemocratic disgrace, I am ... more...

Salon.com report from Iraq : Hell

23 September 2004

By invading Iraq George Bush has guaranteed us another 911. By Phillip Robertson: In the past year, al-Qaida operatives have found in Iraq a fertile recruiting ground, the best possible training camp for jihad against the West, a destination any angry young man can reach if he has the will and pocket money. Iraq's borders, which stretch across hundreds of miles of empty desert, are perfect for smugglers and men seeking martyrdom. The Allawi government, the result of American occupation, ... more...

Solar towers in Australia

22 September 2004

The rastabomba recommends: A 1-kilometre high, no-emission, oxygen-producing, 200-megawatt Australian solar tower which will be built by 2009 at Buronga, 25 ks east of Mildura in New South Wales. As much power as a nuclear power plant. But in order to escape the tipping point of global warning we have to build one nuclear power plant (or other non-fossil fuel source) PER DAY. more...

pictures from RNC - NYC

30 August 2004

for those of us who can't be there, pictures by other people, posted at flickr. more...

they arrested the chalk bike printer guy

30 August 2004

A post on an indymedia website says activist Joshua Kinberg -- inventor of a wireless, bike-mounted, dot-matrix printer for spraying protest messages in the street -- was arrested yesterday at the RNC in NYC. story at boingboing more...

http://www.nyc.indymedia.org/

30 August 2004

"The endurance of the protesters is astounding. After a full day of marching and trailing RNC delegates, the 50 or so protesters refuse to allow the RNC delegates to roam the NYC streets unconfronted." heh heh.... more...

Biological warfare would target specific genotypes

24 August 2004

The Project for the New American Century predicts a future wherein "advanced forms of biological warfare that can target specific genotypes, may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool." (p.60, ) more...

presidential campaign ads remixed

23 August 2004

An "influential" Congressional staffer releases an album of presidential campaign ads mixed on amusingly rigid electronic beats under the pseudonym "the integral" to protect his identity. mp3s, go get em. more...

Exit strategy: Civil war

29 July 2004

Against all odds, a national liberation front is emerging in Iraq. Washington hawks may see it coming, but they certainly don't want it. Many groups in this front have already met in Algiers. The front is opposed to the American occupation and permanent Pentagon military bases; opposed to the privatization and corporate looting of the Iraqi economy; and opposed to the federation of Iraq, ie balkanization. Members of the front clearly see through the plan of fueling sectarianism to provoke ... more...

Raed in the Middle

28 July 2004

another Raed writing from Iraq. common sense, and pissed off too. more...

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