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Navy Shot Down Spy Satellite

By- Suzie-Q @ 8:50 PM MST

Extraordinary operation requires steady seas and optimum positioning

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department shot down a dying and potentially deadly U.S. spy satellite, using a high-tech missile fired from a ship in the Pacific.

The timing was tricky. For the best chance to succeed, the military awaited a combination of favorable factors: steady seas around the Navy cruiser that would fire the missile, optimum positioning of the satellite as it passed in polar orbit and the readiness of an array of space- and ground-based sensors to help cue the missile and track the results.

The head of U.S. Pacific Command headquarters in Hawaii says he was “cautiously optimistic” that a missile will be launched in an attempt to shoot down a dying spy satellite.

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Did McCain Have A Romance With Lobbyist Vicki Iseman?

By- Suzie-Q @ 7:30 PM MST

NYT Bombshell: McCain’s Aides “Intervened To Protect The Candidate From Himself”

WASHINGTON — Early in Senator John McCain’s first run for the White House eight years ago, waves of anxiety swept through his small circle of advisers.

A female lobbyist had been turning up with him at fund-raisers, visiting his offices and accompanying him on a client’s corporate jet. Convinced the relationship had become romantic, some of his top advisers intervened to protect the candidate from himself — instructing staff members to block the woman’s access, privately warning her away and repeatedly confronting him, several people involved in the campaign said on the condition of anonymity.

When news organizations reported that Mr. McCain had written letters to government regulators on behalf of the lobbyist’s client, the former campaign associates said, some aides feared for a time that attention would fall on her involvement.

Mr. McCain, 71, and the lobbyist,Vicki Iseman, 40, both say they never had a romantic relationship. But to his advisers, even the appearance of a close bond with a lobbyist whose clients often had business before the Senate committee Mr. McCain led threatened the story of redemption and rectitude that defined his political identity.

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The Spin; I’m In!

GEF @ 6:08 PM MST

The Spin, I’m In! Tee Minus Hours and Counting…

Interceptor Missle(s) are about to be Launched by the Navy in order to Stop that Decaying Satellite in Orbit! Watch your heads Justice peeps cause the next possible manufactured false flag is ready to blow! ;)

Def Leppard – Rocket

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Write A Caption…

By- Suzie-Q @ 5:00 PM MST

H/T to Bob Cesca

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Evening Jukebox… Change The World

By- Suzie-Q @ 4:45 PM MST

Eric Clapton- Change The World


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Interdependence is Totalitarian

Brent Jessop | Knowledge Driven Revolution.com | February 11, 2008

“The World Has Cancer And The Cancer Is Man” – A. Gregg as quoted in Mankind at the Turning Point (1974)

In 1974 the book Mankind at the Turning Point: The Second Report to The Club of Rome [1] was published. This report states the need to create an “organic” or a truly interdependent society as the only way to save the world from the almost overwhelming world problematique.

According to The Club of Rome, the world problematique is the set of interlocking world problems, such as, over population, food shortages, non-renewable resource depletion, environmental degradation, etc. With the use of absurd, exponentially based computer models, the complete unravelling of society and perhaps the biosphere was predicted. Not surprisingly the only solution capable of adverting global catastrophe is the development of an organic society. As I will show, a global organic society is only a euphemism for totalitarian world government.

The Club of Rome is a premiere think tank composed of approximately 100 members including leading scientists, philosophers, political advisors and many other characters who lurk in the shadows of power. (more…)

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Creating A One World Consciousness

anthony @ 20:10 GMT

Brent Jessop | Knowledge Driven Revolution.com | Tuesday February 19, 2008

“The modern crises are, in fact, man-made, and differ from many of their predecessors in that they can be dealt with.” [emphasis in original] – Mankind at the Turning Point, 1974 (p15)

Mankind at the Turning Point: The Second Report to the Club of Rome [1] (1974) states their desire to create a unified organic (or interdependent) world system. This system is by definition totalitarian, as was discussed in part one of this series. Now that we know were we are headed, the next question is what will the transition look like?

The Club of Rome is a premiere think tank composed of approximately 100 members including leading scientists, philosophers, political advisors and many other characters who lurk in the shadows of power. (more…)

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Is Impeachment Coming For Bush And Cheney?

By- Suzie-Q @ 12:45 PM MST

Activists from as far away as Michigan and as close as Warner clutched their pocket-sized U.S. Constitutions and crowded into a State House hearing yesterday on a proposed resolution that would request Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against President Bush and Vice President Cheney.

Even Hollywood chimed in: An organizer read a statement he said was from Ed Asner, the liberal actor best known as Mr. Grant on the Mary Tyler Moore Show. Asner conveyed regrets “that I am not a citizen of New Hampshire,” according to a statement read by Stuart Hutchison, who leads a New Jersey-based anti-impeachment group. “At our founding, New Hampshire is essential,” Hutchison read. “At our preservation, New Hampshire is even more so.”

The resolution was proposed by Rep. Betty Hall, a Brookline Democrat. It lays out a case that Bush and Cheney violated treaties “by invading Iraq without just cause or provocation” and misled American lawmakers to make their case. It claims that the federal government’s warrantless wiretapping, detentions of “enemy combatants” at Guantanamo and use of torture on terrorism suspects are due cause to impeach Bush.

Hall argued that the nation’s founders intended impeachment as a tool when other checks and balances failed.

“They didn’t know there could be such a thing as shock and awe, used to start an illegal war, but they knew there would be illegal wars,” Hall said.

About 100 people crammed into a State House hearing yesterday, many of them gray-headed, most of them appearing in favor in the bill. There were a few opponents. Rep. David Hess, a Hooksett Republican, said he spoke for his party’s leadership in opposition to the bill.

“I have never seen a document more vitriolic and more inflammatory,” Hess said.

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McCain Wants Us To Read Lips Again…

By- Suzie-Q @ 12:00 PM MST

This weekend, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) announced his “goal” of balancing the budget in his first term. “It has to be our goal, because we’re mortgaging these young people’s future,” he said.

There are two ways to lower the deficit: raise taxes or cut spending. On Sunday, McCain took taxes off the table by taking the “Read My Lips” plunge, proclaiming that as president he would not raise taxes for any reason:

MCCAIN: No new taxes. […]

Q: But under no circumstances would you increase taxes?

MCCAIN: No.

Watch it:

But it’s not just that McCain won’t raise taxes. On his campaign website, McCain trumpets a laundry list of tax cuts:

– Permanently repeal the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)
– Cut the corporate tax rate from 35 to 25 percent
– Provide all individuals with a $2,500 [health care] tax credit ($5,000 for families)
– Expanded health savings accounts
– Allow first-year deduction, or “expensing”, of equipment and technology investments.
– Establish permanent tax credit equal to 10 Percent of wages spent on R&D.

McCain may decry the current deficits, but his plan will only exacerbate them. The first three items on his tax cut list alone would cost more than $380 billion in 2009, far more than President Bush’s tax cuts combined.

So, how will McCain pay for his tax cuts? He touts his pledge to eliminate earmarks, but this would save roughly $20 to $30 billion a year. McCain is still left with over $350 billion in tax cuts unaccounted for, which will require massive — and unpopular — spending cuts if he is going to keep his word.

McCain has said in the past that he thinks tax cuts should be paid for. He voted against Bush’s 2001 tax cuts, for example, because the President did not provide a way to pay for them:

“All the predicates for the 2001 tax cuts and all the predictions for its results were absolutely, completely wrong,”he said. “And it will worsen the deficit before it ever helps the economy,” he added. [Newhouse News Service, 2/24/03]

Despite admitting to not understanding the economy, McCain still needs to answer a fundamental question about his tax plan: if he’s going to lower taxes and balance the budget at the same time, what programs will he cut?

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Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Warrantless Wiretapping Appeal

By- Suzie-Q @ 10:30 AM MST

From the AP:

The Supreme Court rejected a challenge Tuesday to the Bush administration’s domestic spying program.The justices’ decision, issued without comment, is the latest setback to legal efforts to force disclosure of details of the warrantless wiretapping that began after the Sept. 11 attacks.

The American Civil Liberties Union wanted the court to allow a lawsuit by the group and individuals over the wiretapping program. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the suit, saying the plaintiffs could not prove their communications had been monitored.

There are still a number of suits ongoing. But the hurdle in this case and most others challenging the program is a high one — the court has refused to hear the lawsuit because the journalists, scholars, attorneys and national advocacy groups that filed the lawsuit can’t prove that they were wiretapped under the program. Of course, that information is secret, and the government refuses to say.

Not all judges have found that to be a problem. For instance, district Judge Anna Diggs Taylor issued an injunction shutting down the program in August, 2006 — and proclaimed in her opinion that “It was never the intent of the Framers to give the President such unfettered control, particularly where his actions blatantly disregard the parameters clearly enumerated in the Bill of Rights.” An appeals court dismissed the suit last July, citing the lack of standing.

This suit was against the National Security Agency itself, not against the telecoms. Those suits are ongoing — for now. They would be automatically dismissed if the administration got its way and the new surveillance law contained immunity for the companies’ participation in the program.

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