...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



which at the time she did not know was a racist comment

Since China seems to be a kind of eminence grise in the American economy these days, the majority of USmedia stories about the struggle in Burma are light on the fact the Burmese junta/regime/thugocracy are puppeting for/by boon of China mostly. Reading the majority of stories thereupon you'd think the Burmese j/r/t were just obstinately soloing through the turmoil.
These guys are working that angle a little more accurately.


terror is a relative thing:

"The good news is that passage of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances act in 1994 was rewarded by a precipitous fall in the major categories of criminal violence outside health centers compared to the five years previous: the number of murders of medical staff dropped by 40%; attempted murders fell by 45%; arson dropped by 62%; and attempted arson and bombings fell by 48%. Incidents of harassment, disruption, and blockades also showed a decline."
Gloria Felt President PPFA, testimony January 18, 2001,
Senate Judiciary Hearing on Appointment of John Ashcroft as Attorney General

Anti-abortion terrorism reached something of a crescendo in 1998. Dr. Bernard Slepian was murdered when a sniper shot him through the kitchen window of his Buffalo, New York home. An explosive device packed with nails killed a security guard and maimed a nurse at a women's clinic in Birmingham, Alabama. So-called "pro-life" forces splattered 19 women's clinics with butyric acid and started the tactic of sending letters allegedly containing Anthrax to clinics. The corporate media covered these events, but their attention waned in 1999 and completely disappeared in 2000.

But that doesn't mean anti-abortion violence has stopped.
Russ Kick/disinfo March 2001
Acts of violence against abortion clinics and their employees have been carried out across the United States throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
There were 1,700 acts of violence against abortion providers between 1977 and 1994, with four people killed in 1994 and one in 1993, according to statistics from the National Abortion Federation. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has logged 167 attacks against abortion clinics over the past 15 years.
In 1984, there were 18 bombings against abortion clinics. In 1993, there were 78 death threats aimed at clinic employees. And, in 1996, bombings, threats and harassment affected about one-third of U.S. abortion clinics.
One source reported in late 1996, that there has been "over $13 million in damage caused by violent anti-abortion groups since 1982 in over 150 arson attacks, bombings, and shootings."
Murders, Attempted Murders Bombing, Arson, Attempted Bombing or Arson Invasion, Assault & Battery, Vandalism, Trespassing, Death Threats, Burglary, Stalking... Hate Mail, Harassing Phone Calls, Bomb Threats...
1. Includes 554 Anthrax hoaxes.
Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Abortion-related violence is criminal violence committed against individuals and organizations that provide abortion. Incidents of violence have ranged from the destruction of property, in the form of vandalism, arson, and bombings, to kidnapping, stalking, assault, attempted murder, and murder. The most recent act was an arson at an abortion clinic in Virginia Beach, Virginia on May 9, 2007.
Since 1982, there have been 169 arsons and/or bombings of abortion clinics. Seventy-seven of these incidents have been solved by a partnership consisting of ATF and State and local counterparts, resulting either in arrests, convictions, indictments, and/or incarcerations in prison facilities or State mental institutions.

Reemphasizing ATF's commitment to a combined effort toward investigating arsons and bombings directed at abortion providers and family planning clinics is a national program established in conjunction with the National Abortion Federation and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. As part of this program, the National Abortion Federation and Planned Parenthood, with the help of an anonymous donor, established a reward of up to $100,000 per incident for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for arson fires, bombings, and serious acts of violence at abortion and family planning clinics. ATF in turn set up a hotline to receive this information.
This number is 1-888-ATF-BOMB.
The National Abortion Federation has been compiling statistics on incidents of violence and disruption against abortion providers since 1977.
The actual number of incidents is likely much higher in most categories.
National Abortion Federation

We're all in this together, right?

more than $24 million was sent out Friday to mostly Jewish nonprofit organizations in major cities nationwide
The Homeland Security Department decided which nonprofits would receive these 308 grants based on threat and risk information.
That Jewish organizations received the bulk of the funding does not mean there is new or heightened threat against Jewish Americans, the department said.
The Homeland Security Department received 612 grant applications from organizations across the country. None of the organizations will receive more than $100,000.

"Risk is not exclusive to political jurisdictions or critical infrastructure," Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said in a statement.
Yahoo 28.Sep.07

people shouldn't panic about the dangers of the brain-eating bug

The weight of Greenland's ice sheet has forced its bedrock down into a vast basin
The weight of Antarctica's ice is so enormous that it has literally pressed the continent two thirds of a mile into the earth.

school you, Rush


'Hitler' does New York
Pepe Escobar/Asia Times 26.Sep.07

Signs and Wonders


In your chicken skin suit:

on 9/11, Rudy and company had nowhere to go. Worse, they had no one to talk to. It had taken them two terms to select a new communication system to replace the city's 1960s vintage two-way radios. When they finally did, it was in a no bid contract with a politically wired supplier who sold them untested equipment.

The equipment never worked. On 9/11, all the firefighters had were radios the city had called "obsolete" and "totally inadequate" 11 years earlier. Rudy would later tell spellbound audiences that firemen in the towers ignored orders to evacuate. In fact they never received them.
Barrett and Collins found not one instance of Giuliani, Kerik, Von Essen or Sheirer issuing orders to anyone that day. But as Bush flew about the country, Rudy walked in plain sight and spoke defiantly. On those words and pictures his campaign rests.
Curry/Huffington 24.Sep.07
In more technical terms, Giuliani's a lying sack of shit.

This has no connection to this
how could it?

E pluribus unum:

Yet on one subject, we can be equally confident that the candidates will speak with one voice. In 2008, as in previous election years, serious candidates for the highest office in the land will go to considerable lengths to express their deep personal commitment to one foreign country-Israel-as well as their determination to maintain unyielding U.S. support for the Jewish state. Each candidate will emphasize that he or she fully appreciates the multitude of threats facing Israel and make it clear that, if elected, the United States will remain firmly committed to defending Israel's interests under any and all circumstances. None of the candidates is likely to criticize Israel in any significant way or suggest that the United States ought to pursue a more evenhanded policy in the region. Any who do will probably fall by the wayside.
Walt&Mearsheimer excerpt/NYTimes 23.Sep.07
via RobotWisdom

"I saw women and children jump out of their cars and start to crawl on the road to escape being shot, but still the firing kept coming and many of them were killed. I saw a boy of about 10 leaping in fear from a minibus; he was shot in the head. His mother was crying out for him, she jumped out after him, and she was killed."
Hassan Jabar Salman, a lawyer "shot four times in the back, his car riddled with eight more bullets" as he attempted to escape a fusillade from Blackwater hired guns guarding a US convoy in the middle of Baghdad on September 16.
Tom Engelhardt /AsiaTimes 25.Sep.07


Parity in the neighborhood

No oud at the Kroc


Holocaust Denial:

Abraham Foxman did not die in the Holocaust
Alan Dershowitz did not die in the Holocaust
Douglas Feith did not die in the Holocaust
Benjamin Netanyahu did not die in the Holocaust
Daniel Pipes did not die in the Holocaust
Richard Perle did not die in the Holocaust
Paul Wolfowitz did not die in the Holocaust
Norman Podhoretz did not die in the Holocaust
William Kristol did not die in the Holocaust
Jeff Goldberg did not die in the Holocaust


In one fell swoop the Independent(UK) establishes its journalistic credibility now and for all time:

Bush takes lead on global warming action


The crying and pathos in the last movement of Tchaikovsky's last symphony:

The cholera outbreak in northern Iraq has spread south to the capital Baghdad and more than 1,500 cases have now been confirmed across the country, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.
Scoop 22.Sep.07
Cholera in Iraq - update WHO


Reports have indicated deaths of nearby livestock:

According to experts, known details about the event do not add up, such as the water in the muddy crater boiling for ten minutes from the impact's heat. Meteorites are actually cold when they land on Earth, since their outer layers burn up and break away from the objects before impacting.
The local townspeople and villagers reported that the illnesses began after they touched the glowing meteor rock, believing it to be of monetary value. First responding police officers on the scene also fell ill, when they arrived to investigate.
[15.Sep.]2007 Peruvian meteorite event - wikipedia 21.Sep.07

Giuliani's proposal for endless Middle East wars on behalf of Israel

Is it even possible to imagine a presidential candidate objecting to the view that the U.S. should consider Israel's enemies to be enemies of the U.S., even though vast majorities of Americans share that objection?

As is true for Iraq, it is so striking how little public opinion matters when it comes to formulating American policy. What accounts for the complete unwillingess of any presidential candidate to seize on Giuliani's extremist and fringe position?
Glenn Greenwald/Slate 21.Sep.07


many people actually believe:

I do not believe that the U.S. can launch a new war on Iran because they haven’t the troops. Secondly, if they do that they will be fighting the Iranians on three fronts — Iraq, Afghanistan and in Iran itself. So I think it is very unlikely that a war against Iran will happen.
Tariq Ali i.v. quoted at Fanonite 17.Sep.07
original interview at IPS
xymphora's consistently pooped on the idea of an Iranian invasion/war, but he suffers from an excess of John-the-Baptistism, the lone voice in the wilderness thing, if he didn't have all that irritating confidence in his own opinions the opposition would bury him. Tariq Ali has big credentials, a proven record of accuracy and compassionate dialogue, and a good clear reasonable voice.
The problem with being logical and reasonable about this is the factors are so large and complex logic can only proceed with a lot of surmise and assumption.
It doesn't seem that implausible that people as whacked-out on their own superiority and the paranoia created by living that superiority out against people you've got your little shiny boots on the necks of as the Israeli government and its millions of fans in the so-called Free World are - where was I? - ah, yes, the idea of Israel using its very considerable array of nuclear weapons to reduce Iran to a parking lot, especially doing that just as the world economy meltdown hits runaway velocity, doesn't seem that far-fetched, once you get into the architecture of things a little further.
You just know there's all kinds of clairvoyants and economists and sundry other forecasting ilk down there in the Negev or elsewhere working away on potential outcomes of various scenarios. And it is beyond obvious that France has been taken over by those same people. Which reminds me of a thing I've wanted to put up here for a while.
In earlier days I relied on AFP's photos for some visual reference to world events. They were obviously paying well enough that some great photojournalists were getting their stuff up every day. This image of Paul Bremer, pro-consul for the US in Iraq, staring fascinated at some of the treasure of Nimrod is remarkable in a lot of ways. Not least that it symbolizes a sub-text that was working in the invasion and occupation. But then you'd have to have a context for "Nimrod" and "Babylon" and the whole exile of the Chosen People thing, and you'd have to have known that Bremer was a Jew, which hardly anyone did, and hardly anyone does, now, still.
And, if you decided to check wikipedia about that, and managed to work your way through to "Babylon", you might come across this enigmatic sentence:
"Cyrus later issued a decree permitting the exiled Jews to return to their own land, and allowed their temple to be rebuilt."
Straightforawrd enough in its own way, informationally clear, but it has no antecedent in the text. None whatsoever, just sits there like a little cupcake of words, at least at 10:30 p.m. on September 19th.
It makes no sense at all for it to be there, unless the previous and removed text was that the Jews were defeated by the Babylonians under Nebuchadnezzar and taken prisoner in Jerusalem, their temple was torn down, and they were moved en masse into exile and slavery, in Babylon, which is Iraq, today. Which is why reggae music's got all them references to Babylon, not because of Iraq, because of the Bible, which is, in the Old Testament at least, the history of the Jews. So the idea that revenge might have been a factor as well as military security figures in there. The plausibility of millenia-old revenge come to fruition, cold and gratifying to that thing that drives so much of the sick world's engines now.
There's another one from a couple of years back of a Jewish settler slapping Abbas in the face that's pretty chilling as well, but I have to dig it up from wherever it is.
Anyway, suddenly the whole AFP site went into a revamp, and when it emerged from that there were no more pictures of Sarkozy looking like the cunning little bastard he appears to have been all along, no more soulful heart-breaking images from Iraq, and a lot of the photos that were there seemed much closer to the US tight-agenda-driven editorial concerns, where it's more important to please your Masters than it is to get the news out.
So boom there went AFP. And then boom here came Sarkozy, running the same France that got its pommes frites handed to it in the American agora Senate House of Representatives, and now this Kouchner individual with his Zion-loving posturing and noises. Which you can mention Kouchner, as he salivates toward the attacking of Iran, as a founder of MSF, or Doctors Without Borders, but you can't say he's a Jew, and you can't say he's a Zionist, because that's anti-Semitic, because at this point saying that there are Jewish men in the world, in concert, working together doing terrible things that can only harm the rest of us and worse, can only harm those to come - that thing that's only possible as what came through us, what we build now and pass on to the future - you can't say that because it will create a climate of intolerance and bigotry toward Jews generally, and that would be worse than letting them take over the world and run it to their own selfish ends.
People who think "the Jews" are taking over the world are not being particularly calmed by these events. People who think the US invaded Iraq at the command of its Israeli masters are not being dissuaded by these events.
If I pay a junkie $2000 to kill someone because they have some information or some evidence that could get in my way, you could say afterward, if the killer was caught, that it was done for the money. If I threw in an ounce of heroin along with the money, you could then say it was done for the drugs and for the money and this would be true, but only partially true.
Oil is playing a similar role in some ways in all this. Various secondary characters and organizations are operating out of greed that's based on and around oil and natural gas, or energy, which is in turn about power for the individuals involved. There's a lot of sub-sets of that working more or less together, but at the top of the food chain it doesn't seem to be so much the case. It's more like some kind of insect, or colony, reaching down to its origins, pulling itself into being, defending what it is and what it wants to become, and it has about as much regard for us, even the youngest and cutest and most innocent of us, as a hive of wasps does.


sex is evil:

It was the profanity, according to event organizers, that prompted them to cut off his microphone.
Gainesville(FL)Sun 19.Sep.07


“If mothers ruled the world, there would be no\"

The International Volcano Center informs us Mt. St. Helens is at orange alert, and the USGS confirms this.

Celebrities with responsible attitudes toward the enormous power they wield by virtue of their fame and fortune in this misguided and floundering age:

Celebrity #1(link made more precise)
Celebrity #2

more fun with hydrocarbons:

" energy demand is continuing to rise. It’s rising because of increases in population, and that population is not only becoming more numerous but more wealthy as well. As it becomes more wealthy per capita energy use increases too. So the world energy demand is just rising relentlessly. In parallel, we have clearly got tightening supplies of fossil fuels. We know that in an ultimate sense reserves are finite; they’re not being made any more, if I can put it that way. And I think we know enough about the world to say the majority – perhaps not all – but the majority of the big oil and gas fields have been discovered. Modern exploration methods are just so effective that it would actually be hard to miss any of those. So we think that the big supplies have all been found – or should I say the big easy supplies. It’s worth pointing out the world is never actually going to run out of oil, what it’s going to do is run out of cheap, accessible oil. And fundamentally our world transport infrastructure which is based on the internal combustion engine, and which needs a high energy-density liquid fuel, that is really what is going to suffer. We’re going to find we are not going to be able to afford to get the oil out that will keep that system working."
David Strahan interview with... 16.Sep.07
Al Gore? Bono? Dennis Kucinich?
Former chairman of Shell Oil, Ernest Ronald Oxburgh, Baron Oxburgh, KBE, FRS, PhD.


These guys say Mt. St. Helens is erupting but they're Hungarian so who knows

Ladies and gentlemen, the Northwest Passage is now reality.


Eyes on the road
Hands on the wheel
Pay attention to the signs

For people who say their ideas can't get heard, those who contend "the Israel Lobby" has a poisonous grip on American foreign policy are getting a lot of airtime these days.
Gitell/NYSun 10.Sep.07
Former Israeli ambassador to the US Danny Ayalon dismissed the new book as "not serious" and one that "lacks academic depth." He supports the "do nothing" policy regarding the book, saying Israel "should not distinguish the authors by paying them or the book any regard at all."
The position advocated in the book, Ayalon said, remains on the fringes of American society.
Keinon/Jerusalem Post 27.Aug.07
Mr. Obama's embrace of Mr. Brzezinski has angered some supporters of Israel put off by Mr. Brzezinski's criticism of the Jewish state in recent years and his praise for the authors of a book that condemns the influence of the " Israel lobby." Mr. Obama's campaign has disavowed the book, "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy," by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt.
Berman/NYSun 13.Sep.07
Learn from the mistakes of others
Walt&Mearsheimer's "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy" was at #16 on Amazon's nonfiction bestseller list today.

cooler heads:

But while Remnick may satisfy his liberal conscience by conceding the idea that the occupation is bad, what he’s not answering is M&W’s case that it is bizarre to the point of inexplicable that the U.S. no longer bothers to even threaten to take steps to restrain Israel from this “moral violation.” U.S. support for Israel is unconditional, settlements and all.
The sad fact, for the likes of Remnick, is that the occupation is not some aberration on Israel’s part; there really is no longer any real distinction, in practice on the ground, between Israel and its occupation of the lands it captured in 1967.
As Henry Siegman recently explained in an excellent piece in the London Review of Books, Israel quite simply has no inclination to withdraw from the occupied territories, and its ideas of a “peace process” are essentially limited to the pursuit of Palestinian surrender.
Brad Delong/Egregious Moderation 07.Sep.07

in a continuing attempt at rescuing BritneySpears:

While Dworkin was outraged that old-school Israeli porn sought out the frisson of Nazi uniforms and camp-style S/M scenarios, for me, that discovery was poignant
Susie Bright 06.Sep.07
Anyone who doesn't see an element of sadism, specifically Jewish anti-Aryan sadism, in the public humiliation of Ms. Spears, isn't looking.
Which is probably the best approach to things now. Don't look because you can't change it, and it's just going to get more and more awful.
Me, I keep looking, but I'm crazy like that.


How the CIA Helped Germany Foil Terror Plot
How Scooby-Doo became a movie star
how Scooby-Doo and Shaggy solve the mystery of the message in a bottle

Simon Cowell, has said she may never live it down.

"She's two pounds away from applying for statehood," publicist Michael Levine quips.

"Her audience is growing up," publicist Howard Bragman says. "But she's not."
Leslie Gornstein/E! Entertainment
Add Sarah Silverman's harshing easy-money post-Britney-performance and what do you have?
Don't look, no matter what you do.


the fire has apparently gone out of her loins:

In a withering put-down, the Los Angeles Times reviewer said Spears "looked more like Edie Sedgwick in the post-lobotomy scenes of the underground movie 'Ciao, Manhattan.'"
Under the headline "Britney's Bumbling Comeback," the paper's online edition asked: "When will we be sick of watching this spectacle?"
"Never more than a passable singer, Spears was once a shockingly charismatic physical presence: she was youthful freedom personified, her gorgeous form and defiant beauty absolutely Nabokovian," the review said.
AFP 10.Sep.07
Nabokovian, for those whose literary intake hasn't yet made it past "Trainspotting", really means "Lolita", and "Lolita" these days means teen sex. So essentially you have the LATimes, in the person of Ann Powers, previously the premier rock critic for the New York Times, accusing, or deriding, pretty near whupping like a red-headed step-child Britney Spears for not being "desirable" in that innocent-slut sexy-little-girl way we all learned to love her for in the beginning. Also the ex-husband and kids thing seems to kind of complicate the art thing as far as the media goes.
There's certainly no responsibility being expressed, at all, for what she is, what made her into what she is, how she became what she is - just her sad and disgusting lack of cathartic usefulness in the present moment. Which occurred in Las Vegas. Which is owned and run by...
Anyway, it makes me think of how Michael Jackson, less than a year before he became the most famous child molester in history, was accused of making public anti-Semitic comments, and even singing anti-Semitic comments.
He was reviled, somewhat, in the press, but that was back in the days before there was any really serious talk, among the masses out in the margins of the public sphere about Jewish intrigue in the invasion and occupation of Iraq, so being anti-Semitic at that time was just old-school bigotry, not a central issue except to those involved.
Then, suddenly, Jackson was a social pariah, a condition he still occupies today. The possibility that these two marks on Jackson's personal media calendar might be directly related, like most disturbing patterns in the modern social landscape, makes for discomfort in the at-home viewer, speaking as it does of power and intrigue and control in that landscape to a degree that, if true, makes the rest of us essentially domestic animals.
As opposed to the wild and free citizenry that once elevated young Britney to the Pantheon of modern young womanhood, or whatever Pantheon it is she's now being thrown out of, on her ass, by Ann Powers etc.

Israeli acute paralysis virus

"There's no way in the world, having read this information, that I would have one of those chips implanted in my skin."


Yes, It's True:

"I resent it bitterly," he says, "because I've got a son who's a soldier in Baghdad dodging bombs for our country. To have anybody impugn my loyalty is just outrageous."
Elliot Cohen in the Washington Post links Walt&Mearsheimer with David Duke, thereby immediately confirming one of their secondary theses - that accusations of anti-Semitism are shielding Jewish intrigue in American political affairs.
- about disproportionate Jewish public influence are hardly original — and debate over them inevitably attracts interest from the political extremes. And then there is the view that Washington is anyway awash in "lobbies" of this sort, pressuring policymakers and distorting their choices.

Each of these considerations might reasonably account for the mainstream press's initial indifference to the Mearsheimer-Walt essay. But they don't convincingly explain the continued silence even after the article aroused stormy debate in the academy, within the Jewish community, among the opinion magazines and Web sites, and in the rest of the world. I think there is another element in play: fear. Fear of being thought to legitimize talk of a "Jewish conspiracy"; fear of being thought anti-Israel; and thus, in the end, fear of licensing the expression of anti-Semitism.
Tony Judt in the New York Times, linking people like Elliot Cohen with people like Christopher Hitchens in a very brave but at the same time somewhat tepid sort of almost-defense of W&M which is really only the simple assertion that serious ideas should be debated openly in a democracy.
This particular lobby – which the authors ominously capitalize and reference with the definite article (“the Lobby”) – uses the undue influence of Jews in America to get the United States to do the “fighting, dying … and paying” for wars that are not in its own interest, causing American soldiers to die for Israeli interests. It was “the Lobby” that, according to Walt and Mearsheimer, drove the United States into the war against Iraq, and threatens to drive us into a war against Iran. In other words, real Americans are being killed because other Americans, whose primary loyalty is to the Jewish nation, are manipulating America’s political, media, academic and cultural leaders, as well as ordinary American citizens. American Jews who support Israel – even in a critical way – are thus being disloyal to the United States by placing the interests of a foreign state above the interests of their own country.
The fierce and unyielding Alan Dershowitz in a 40-page reply to M&W, in a research paper published by Harvard Law School.
Links courtesy the functionally invertebrate NPR


Church of Scientology:

Belgian prosecutors today accused the Church of Scientology of extortion, fraud and other crimes and sought to bring it and key members to trial.
Sydney Morning Herald 05.Sep.07
Church of Science:
Cultural evolution is running a thousand times faster than Darwinian evolution, taking us into a new era of cultural interdependence which we call globalization. And now, as Homo sapiens domesticates the new biotechnology, we are reviving the ancient pre-Darwinian practice of horizontal gene transfer, moving genes easily from microbes to plants and animals, blurring the boundaries between species. We are moving rapidly into the post-Darwinian era, when species other than our own will no longer exist, and the rules of Open Source sharing will be extended from the exchange of software to the exchange of genes. Then the evolution of life will once again be communal, as it was in the good old days before separate species and intellectual property were invented.
Freeman Dyson/Edge 06.Sep.07
While continuing to keep the Motome Chijiwa suicide series on temporary hold this space would like to here point out that there were no, none, not any, references to the machinations and intimidations Scientologists have been repeatedly accused of throwing around and on non-institutional heretics and blasphemers and other enemies-of-LRonHubbardism who cross them up, or threaten to in some way.
So when Theresa Duncan says, before her odd and untimely little death, that she was being harassed and persecuted by the CoS, this is consistently refuted by mainstream journalists with a quote from the CoS itself, and some fragmenting noise from those in the know, from people who knew her. No quotes from anyone who's been hounded by the CoS, no quotes from anyone who knew her but felt there might be something behind the paranoid bizarrities Duncan evidently scattered around herself and Jeremy Blake.
Are there documented cases anywhere of people who have been hounded to death by large, self-protective feral organizations? Any in this country? And would those individuals be expected to be more, or less sane than your average blog/newspaper/magazine reader?
Were the FBI reading Hemingway's mail, just like he said they were?
More on this later.
Because really the only conspiracy theories that matter now concern those pathetic failed organizations and individuals who will not be partaking in Dyson and Co.'s Great Hive Union, or Great Union of the Hive-minded, or The Inevitable Flowering of the One True Lifeform as Determined and Enabled by "Us".
To have a respected scientific figure say this
"We are moving rapidly into the post-Darwinian era, when species other than our own will no longer exist"
at a time like this, is like... is like... it's like...
What you mean "we', White Man?

The circus is coming to town


Meanwhile, back in the jungle


after the levees broke:

How many people had died at this point?
I can’t tell you the number. The morgue was full and patients were already in the chapel, people were asking for body bags and “What do we do with bodies?"
The conditions were unbearable. Inside the hospital it was pitch black, with odors, smell, human waste everywhere. It was very rancid. You would take a breath in and it would burn the back of your throat. The patients were very sick.
Dr. Anna Pou/MSNBC 25.Aug.07

burning on the inside
Tyson Johnson III
The Veterans of Iraq
Nina Berman
in my name

Congo: mystery virus

"Let us come clear in our thinking..."

Unlike Barbie, Mattel doesn't have legs:

...this still overlooks the fact that Miss Barbie is using the name as a personal moniker without seeking to use or infringe on Mattel's intellectual property. Any long-term court battle would likely end up ruling against Mattel, in Barbie's favor.
AsiaTimes 31.Aug.07

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