Journal: 9-11 Truth Movement–Hanging Fire, Still Explosive

09 Justice, 10 Security, 11 Society, Civil Society, Collective Intelligence, Government, Media
Full Story Online
Full Story Online

THE STORY BEHIND 9/11: HIT OR MYTH? TAKING ON THE TRUTHERS

By MAXINE SHEN August 28, 2009

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The 9/11 Official Story Runs Out of Steam?

NY Post's Best
NY Post's Best

by Sander Hicks (pictured in insert by Post at right)

(NEW YORK) You know the world is really coming to an end when the New York Post lets this reporter, a leading 9/11 Truth investigator, be the lead source in their review of the new anti-Truther documentary.  The National Geographic Channel’s “9/11: Science and Conspiracy” debuts tonight, Monday, August 31. It is so pathetic, it should be scored a victory for the truth movement.

“9/11 Science and Conspiracy” is fundamentally-misconceived, half hearted, poorly planned, slapped together, badly written, mis-cas, and self-defeating. It contains four scientific “experiments” pulled off in the New Mexico desert by a bunch of pyrotechnic geeks, the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC).

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Journal: Loch Johnson on It’s Never a Quick Fix at the CIA

09 Justice, 10 Security, 11 Society, Ethics, Government, Methods & Process, Policy, Reform, Strategy
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Professor Loch Johnson is one of two people who have served on both the Church Committee and the Aspin-Brown Commission.  The other is Britt Snider, Esquire.

Today he examines the lack of integrity on the Hill, or totthless, inattentive oversight.  He does not address two factors that we comment on below the fold:

1.  There are five CIAs, and as long as the Wall Street and White House CIAs are doing what they are told to do, no one really cares about the integrity or the pathos of the other three.

2.  Leon Panetta could have been the greatest Director in history, just as Barack Obama could have been the George Washington of this century, but both sacrificed their integrity for partisan gain, deliberately ignoring the urgent calls for both reform at CIA and non-partisan reality-based policy-making in the White House.  Phi Beta Iota

By Loch K. Johnson

Sunday, August 30, 2009

skip sad story . . . . . . .

The Church Committee discovered that intelligence abuses ran far deeper than initially reported. The CIA had indeed spied on Vietnam War dissenters at home, but the FBI had gone further, disrupting the lives of antiwar protesters and civil rights activists. It was “a road map to the destruction of American democracy,” committee member Walter Mondale said during a public hearing.

Church was equally appalled by the overseas excesses of the CIA, including covert actions against democratic regimes — such as Chile’s — and assassination plots. He blasted the agency for “the fantasy that it lay within our power to control other countries through the covert manipulation of their affairs.”

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Journal: Tyranny Looms Large–First the Internet, then the Guns, then Liberty Lost

09 Justice, 10 Security, Ethics, Government
Impeach Jay Rockefeller
Impeach Them All

Tyranny looms large in America, because We the People have become ignorant, inert, and too subject to mass deception.   Read the headline and first pargragraph, then (below the fold) the Phi Beta Iota comment, and then the full story online.  One bird, two wings.  Time to retire this turkey, starting with Rockefeller, Webb, and Warner.  The Internet is resilient against everything EXCEPT domestic treason.

Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.

They’re not much happier about a revised version that aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, have spent months drafting behind closed doors. CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft of S.773 (excerpt), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency.

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Journal: Gartner Gets Stupid, Tries to Censor Any Mention of Its Name

09 Justice, Commerce, Commercial Intelligence, Ethics

Idiocy Incarnate
Idiocy Incarnate

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by Larry Chaffin

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When censorship goes too far, we cannot say Gar-ner anymore

Gar-ner gets what it deserves, all blogs deleted with company name in it as an act of protest

Click on the logo to visit the idiots being written about.  Click on the title to read the rest of the story.  This is right up there with Google claiming it owns “dead souls” books and Western water companies claiming they own the rainfall in Latin America.

Idiocy is what happens when leadership is subordinated to lawyers. They subsequently backed off but the damage is done, Gartner has officially entered the twilight zone of idiocy incarnate.  This comprises their epitaph.

Journal: Up to 90 percent of US paper money [in large cities] contains traces of cocaine

09 Justice, 10 Transnational Crime, 11 Society

Traces of cocaine exist in up to 90 percent of banknotes in many large US cities, a new study reports. Credit: The American Chemical Society
Traces of cocaine exist in up to 90 percent of banknotes in many large US cities, a new study reports. Credit: The American Chemical Society

Reports are glossing over the fact that this pertains to notes from large cities, not all across America, but it is none-the-less an interesting signal of “contamination.”  Noam Chomsky would say this is another indicator that the USA is moving toward “failed state” status.

We draw two different conclusions: 1) that Canada is as much if not more of a threat to the USA because of its extraordinarily ineffective policing of its borders and its illegal alien and underground criminal populations, both Arab and Asian; and 2) the cross-contamination of bills is probably as much an indicator of increasing sophistication of money-laundering by gangs, to include increasing use of halawa and other “off-banking” means of international transfer.

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Journal: It’s Time to Legalize Drugs and Re-Design the Entire National Strategy-Policy-Budget Process

09 Justice, 10 Security, 11 Society, Communities of Practice, Ethics

It’s Time to Legalize Drugs

By Peter Moskos and Stanford “Neill” Franklin
The Washington Post, Monday, August 17, 2009

Undercover Baltimore police officer Dante Arthur was doing what he does well, arresting drug dealers, when he approached a group in January. What he didn’t know was that one of suspects knew from a previous arrest that Arthur was police. Arthur was shot twice in the face. In the gunfight that ensued, Arthur’s partner returned fire and shot one of the suspects, three of whom were later arrested.

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Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Dereliction of Duty (Other Than Defense)

00 Remixed Review Lists, 09 Justice, Congress (Failure, Reform), Corruption, Corruption, Corruption, Executive (Partisan Failure, Reform), Worth A Look

Dereliction of Duty Other Than Defense)

Review (Guest): Integrity–Good People, Bad Choices, and Life Lessons from the White House

Review: A Season of Inquiry–The Senate Intelligence Investigation

Review: Afghanistan’s Endless War–State Failure, Regional Politics, and the Rise of the Taliban

Review: America the Vulnerable–How Our Government Is Failing to Protect Us from Terrorism

Review: Betrayal of Trust–The Collapse of Global Public Health

Review: Blue Frontier–Dispatches from America’s Ocean Wilderness

Review: Bureaucratic Politics and Foreign Policy

Review: Collapse–How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Review: Collapse–How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Review: Defense Facts of Life–The Plans/Reality Mismatch

Review: Downsizing Democracy–How America Sidelined Its Citizens and Privatized Its Public

Review: Genocide in the Congo (Zaire)

Review: Gomorrah

Review: Inside Sudan–Political Islam, Conflict, and Catastrophe

Review: Leave Us Alone–Getting the Government’s Hands Off Our Money, Our Guns, Our Lives

Review: My Year in Iraq–The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope

Review: Politics Lost–How American Democracy Was Trivialized By People Who Think You’re Stupid (Hardcover)

Review: Risk and Reason–Safety, Law, and the Environment

Review: Running on Empty–How the Democratic and Republican Parties Are Bankrupting Our Future and What Americans Can Do About It (Paperback)

Review: Running The World–the Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power (Hardcover)

Review: See No Evil–The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA’s War on Terrorism

Review: Seven Sins of American Foreign Policy (Paperback)

Review: Shake Hands With The Devil–The Failure Of Humanity In Rwanda

Review: The Assault on Reason

Review: The Collapse of Complex Societies

Review: The Edge of Disaster–Rebuilding a Resilient Nation

Review: The Life and Death of NSSM 200 –How the Destruction of Political Will Doomed a U.S. Population Policy

Review: The New American Story

Review: The Next Catastrophe–Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters

Review: The Political Junkie Handbook (The Definitive Reference Book on Politics)

Review: Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

Review: While America Sleeps–How Islam, Immigration and Indoctrination Are Destroying America From Within

Review: White Nile, Black Blood–War, Leadership, and Ethnicity from Khartoum to Kampala

Review: Wilson’s Ghost–Reducing the Risk of Conflict, Killing, and Catastrophe in the 21st Century

Review: Your Government Failed You–Breaking the Cycle of National Security Disasters