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|IRS to Audit Nature Conservancy From Inside
A team of IRS examiners will move into the global headquarters of the Nature Conservancy in Arlington to begin auditing the charity, the world's largest environmental organization.
A letter sent to the Conservancy by the Internal Revenue Service last month indicates that the audit will be of uncommon scope for a charity, tax specialists said. The memorandum proposes a preliminary meeting between four IRS examiners and the Conservancy's chief financial officer to discuss logistics, communications, telephone access, equipment and accommodations. The IRS will examine 2002 tax returns, the letter said. "It is unusual," said former IRS commissioner Donald C. Alexander, now a private tax lawyer. "This is an extraordinary case.... It is an indication of a pretty strong audit."
Conservancy spokesman James R. Petterson said officials there have not been told the scope of the examination or its genesis. In a statement on the group's Web site, the Conservancy promised to cooperate fully and provide examiners with workspace, equipment and telephones "as needed."
|America's Empire of Bases
01/15/04: (tomdispatch.com) As distinct from other peoples, most Americans do not recognize -- or do not want to recognize -- that the United States dominates the world through its military power. Due to government secrecy, our citizens are often ignorant of the fact that our garrisons encircle the planet. This vast network of American bases on every continent except Antarctica actually constitutes a new form of empire -- an empire of bases with its own geography not likely to be taught in any high school geography class. Without grasping the dimensions of this globe-girdling Baseworld, one can't begin to understand the size and nature of our imperial aspirations or the degree to which a new kind of militarism is undermining our constitutional order.
Our military deploys well over half a million soldiers, spies, technicians, teachers, dependents, and civilian contractors in other nations. To dominate the oceans and seas of the world, we are creating some thirteen naval task forces built around aircraft carriers whose names sum up our martial heritage -- Kitty Hawk, Constellation, Enterprise, John F. Kennedy, Nimitz, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Carl Vinson, Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, John C. Stennis, Harry S. Truman, and Ronald Reagan. We operate numerous secret bases outside our territory to monitor what the people of the world, including our own citizens, are saying, faxing, or e-mailing to one another.
Our installations abroad bring profits to civilian industries, which design and manufacture weapons for the armed forces or, like the now well-publicized Kellogg, Brown & Root company, a subsidiary of the Halliburton Corporation of Houston, undertake contract services to build and maintain our far-flung outposts. One task of such contractors is to keep uniformed members of the imperium housed in comfortable quarters, well fed, amused, and supplied with enjoyable, affordable vacation facilities. Whole sectors of the American economy have come to rely on the military for sales. On the eve of our second war on Iraq, for example, while the Defense Department was ordering up an extra ration of cruise missiles and depleted-uranium armor-piercing tank shells, it also acquired 273,000 bottles of Native Tan sunblock, almost triple its 1999 order and undoubtedly a boon to the supplier, Control Supply Company of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and its subcontractor, Sun Fun Products of Daytona Beach, Florida.
|Tempers flare over US spy-ship inquiry
Survivors of one of the most hotly disputed incidents in American military history - the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty spy-ship in 1967 - on Monday accused the US authorities, past and present, of a cover-up in backing Israeli claims that it was a tragic mistake.
Emotions boiled over in the basement of the State Department as the Office of the Historian opened a public conference on the six-day Arab-Israeli war with heated debate over newly released intercepts from the archives of the secretive National Security Agency.
Most of the basic facts are undisputed. On June 8 1967, Israeli aircraft and later torpedo boats struck the Liberty just off the Mediterranean coast, killing 34 crew and wounding 172. The ship, one of the world's most sophisticated listening vessels but only lightly armed, limped into port.
Florida School District to Maintain Eighth Grade Civics
The Escambia County School District is currently considering eliminating a year-long 8th grade civics course by combining civics with an existing 12th grade course in American history. The Center for Individual Freedom this week sent a letter to Escambia County public school officials about the necessities of maintaining rigorous and thoughtful curricula that include coursework on both civics and American history and government.
"The decision to drop the eighth grade civics course and combine it with 12th grade American history could not come at a worse time," wrote Renee Giachino, the Center's General Counsel. "As you might be aware, one prominent agenda item discussed at a recent National Education Association Conference in New Orleans was the failure of our schools to provide adequate civics education, particularly with regard to U.S. history and government."
To read the full text of the Center’s letter, click below...
|Repudiating the National Debt
In the spring of 1981, conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives cried. They cried because, in the first flush of the Reagan Revolution that was supposed to bring drastic cuts in taxes and government spending, as well as a balanced budget, they were being asked by the White House and their own leadership to vote for an increase in the statutory limit on the federal public debt, which was then scraping the legal ceiling of one trillion dollars. They cried because all of their lives they had voted against an increase in public debt, and now they were being asked, by their own party and their own movement, to violate their lifelong principles. The White House and its leadership assured them that this breach in principle would be their last: that it was necessary for one last increase in the debt limit to give President Reagan a chance to bring about a balanced budget and to begin to reduce the debt. Many of these Republicans tearfully announced that they were taking this fateful step because they deeply trusted their President, who would not let them down.
Famous last words. In a sense, the Reagan handlers were right: there were no more tears, no more complaints, because the principles themselves were quickly forgotten, swept into the dustbin of history. Deficits and the public debt have piled up mountainously since then, and few people care, least of all conservative Republicans. Every few years, the legal limit is raised automatically. By the end of the Reagan reign the federal debt was $2.6 trillion; now it is $3.5 trillion and rising rapidly [ed. Note: $6.9 trillion, Jan. 13, 2004]. And this is the rosy side of the picture, because if you add in "off-budget" loan guarantees and contingencies, the grand total federal debt is $20 trillion.
|NEW SEISMIC DATA REFUTES OFFICIAL EXPLANATION
Two unexplained "spikes" in the seismic record from Sept. 11 indicate huge bursts of energy shook the ground beneath the World Trade Center's twin towers immediately prior to the collapse. American Free Press has learned of pools of "molten steel" found at the base of the collapsed twin towers weeks after the collapse. Although the energy source for these incredibly hot areas has yet to be explained, New York seismometers recorded huge bursts of energy, which caused unexplained seismic "spikes" at the beginning of each collapse. These spikes suggest that massive underground explosions may have literally knocked the towers off their foundations, causing them to collapse. In the basements of the collapsed towers, where the 47 central support columns connected with the bedrock, hot spots of "literally molten steel" were discovered more than a month after the collapse. Such persistent and intense residual heat, 70 feet below the surface, in an oxygen starved environment, could explain how these crucial structural supports failed. Peter Tully, president of Tully Construction of Flushing, N.Y., told AFP that he saw pools of "literally molten steel" at the World Trade Center.
Tully was contracted after the Sept. 11 tragedy to re move the debris from the site. Tully called Mark Loizeaux, president of Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI) of Phoenix, Md., for consultation about removing the debris. CDI calls itself "the innovator and global leader in the controlled demolition and implosion of structures." Loizeaux, who cleaned up the bombed Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, arrived at the WTC site two days later and wrote the clean up plan for the entire operation. AFP asked Loizeaux about the report of molten steel on the site. "Yes," he said, "hot spots of molten steel in the basements." These incredibly hot areas were found "at the bottoms of the elevator shafts of the main towers, down seven [basement] levels," Loizeaux said. The molten steel was found "three, four, and five weeks later, when the rubble was being removed," Loizeaux said. He said molten steel was also found at 7 WTC, which collapsed mysteriously in the late afternoon.
Construction steel has an extremely high melting point of about 2,800 degrees Fahrenheit. Asked what could have caused such extreme heat, Tully said, "Think of the jet fuel." Loizeaux told AFP that the steel-melting fires were fueled by "paper, carpet and other combustibles packed down the elevator shafts by the tower floors as they 'pancaked' into the basement." However, some independent investigators dispute this claim, saying kerosene-based jet fuel, paper, or the other combustibles normally found in the towers, cannot generate the heat required to melt steel, especially in an oxygen-poor environment like a deep basement.
|[EWAR] Mars Technology
Is Bush's Mars Announcement just election year hot air? Maybe not. Give a quick scan on these links- it will only take a couple of minutes--
It's not about Mars... it's about OIL, Halliburton, and that BushCo Biz, the Carlyle Group-- who'd get the military aerospace windfall.
Force projection to protect drilling in space, eh?
F.Milton Olsen III
|Diebold Gets Stay in California
SACRAMENTO, California -- Delay was the order of the day in California Thursday as the secretary of state's Voting Systems Panel, or VSP, postponed announcing any sanctions against Diebold Election Systems.
Voting activists from across California converged on the secretary of state's office to see what action, if any, the government would take against Diebold for violating voting-system certification laws and to see whether the state would certify the company's latest touch-screen voting machines.
But the VSP tabled its decision for a second time, a move that frustrated activists who hoped the panel would decertify the Diebold machines currently used in California and bar the company from selling new machines in the state.
|Rove Schemes for Illegal Alien Vot
In a thinly disguised bid for a bigger share of the Hispanic vote, President Bush called on Jan. 6 for allowing illegal aliens to obtain legal status. But his political guru, Karl Rove, says you must not call it “amnesty.”
In an effort to soften the shock for the Republican base, Rove had White House functionaries dole out the plan in bits and pieces for days leading up to Bush’s formal amnesty announcement.
Under the proposal, illegal immigrants from Mexico who pay Social Security taxes but provide false identification numbers would be rewarded by being allowed to collect benefits. Between 8 million and 12 million aliens who entered the country illegally could immediately apply for legal status and move down the road to citizenship.
|GLOBAL WARMING BACKGROUNDER
EDITOR'S NOTE: Better take this one with a large grain of salt!
The “climate talks” have two official faces: the Kyoto Protocol--which most newspaper-reading Americans know has been rudely rejected by the Bush administration--and the much less visible annual meetings, the “Conferences of the Parties,” at which the critical negotiations take place. What most Americans do not know is that the overall legal framework here is set by the UNFCCC, and that it, rather than Kyoto, is the reason the negotiations have held together.
There’s something else you must know about the UNFCCC--it divides the world’s nations into two, establishing this division as one between “Annex 1” and “non-Annex 1” countries (the first are listed in an annex to the main treaty). In so doing, it reflects the historic division between “developed” and “developing” countries, though in an odd and imperfect way that reflects the political compromises that underlie the UNFCCC: Annex 1, for example, excludes, in spite of their wealth and high per capita emissions, the “Asian Tigers” and other relatively rich developing countries such as Israel and the Mid-East OPEC nations.
This division has had consequences. In the negotiations leading up to the Earth Summit, the European Union and many other countries favored the establishment of national “targets and timetables” for the reductions of greenhouse gases. But these national caps--quantified emission limits of exactly the type embodied in the subsequent Kyoto Protocol--were adamantly resisted by the U.S. and had to be thrown overboard. The result, which we’ve inherited, was a viable framework treaty (good), without teeth (bad).
|Hire Your Fellow Americans!!
America's best paying jobs should be held by American Citizens.
Congress sold our high-tech jobs to foreigners and industry lobbyists. Companies continue to import foreigners at the same time they are laying-off Americans.
Replace H-1B Workers With Citizens!
|Cries of racism can’t explain away impacts of illegal aliens|
Crime, disease, drugs, health care and education costs staggering
PHOENIX – Television and radio stations began running ads in the Valley last week, paid for by the Coalition United to Secure America, attributing the 45 percent increase in homicides and 41 percent increase in home invasions to illegal immigration. Phoenix Police Department reports confirm those figures and Sgt. Tony Morales believes there is no doubt that the statistics are tied to illegal immigration. However, news reports about the ads have brought out comments from Rep. Steve Gallardo, D–Dist. 13, who was quick to claim the ads were using scare tactics to promote a racist agenda.
They forgot that adjective ... again
Actually, the ads were using facts to provide information to the public and were too short to paint the entire picture. The news media in reporting about the stir the ads have caused, mentioned Protect Arizona Now (PAN), once again dubbing it an “anti-immigrant” group. PAN Director Kathy McKee said she finds it tiresome trying to explain that there is a difference between immigration and illegal immigration. Because PAN supporters are opposed to illegal immigration, illegally registering to vote, illegally voting, illegally collecting benefits, or any other illegal activities, McKee asks how that became racist and misconstrued to be some sort of “anti-immigrant” sentiment. PAN supporter Rusty Childress and others have written letters to the editor of various news media to explain that distinction, to no avail. Use of the phrase “anti-immigrant,” as opposed to “anti-illegal immigration,” to describe PAN’s position, appears to have become an editorial policy embraced by mainstream news media from coast to coast ... a policy that seems to also promote the racist sentiments of illegal immigration and amnesty advocacy groups.
|VeriSign chosen to run RFID tag network
VeriSign, the company that maintains the Internet's .com and .net domain registry, has been hired to run a new directory to be used to keep tabs on consumer goods using a technology known as radio frequency identification.
VeriSign announced on Tuesday its contract with EPC Global, a recently formed organization in charge of administering the new product codes and technical standards associated with radio frequency identification (RFID) networks. The terms of the contract were not disclosed. VeriSign said it would have no material impact on its finances this year.
RFID technology has been hailed as a next-generation bar code, allowing companies to handle inventory more efficiently. Some major global companies, including retail giant Wal-Mart Stores, and the U.S. Defense Department have embarked on big RFID projects with the expectation the technology will help prevent goods from being lost, stolen or otherwise misdirected and keep supplies flowing to where they're needed most.
|NAFTA'S OPEN DOOR POLICY ALLOWS MAD COW DISEASE
Americans received an the early Christmas present on December 23 when the Department of Agriculture reported that it had isolated and positively identified the origin of the nation's first case of bovine spongiform encephatalopathy (Mad Cow Disease). The cow, a Holstein, was part of the herd belonging to a Washington State cattle rancher that was found to have contracted the crippling bovine disease.
When the news broke around the first of December, 2001 that a cow in the United States had Mad Cow Disease, panic set in with America's trading partners who suddenly balked at accepting beef orders they had previously placed to with America's cattle ranchers. Fully dressed sides of American beef hung unsold in meat lockers on both sides of the ocean.
While the cattle "experts" were blaming the feed, the Washington State cattle rancher who owned the infected cow told to the USDA that he purchased some of his cattle from a dairy farm in Alberta, Canada. The Canadian government denied the link.
|China, U.S. Making Progress on Military Relations
BEIJING, Jan. 15, 2004 – The United States and China are making progress on security issues, Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers said today following meetings with senior Chinese leaders.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman said there is a "positive momentum" in the security relationship.
"The U.S. seeks a constructive and stable military relationship with China," Myers said during a press roundtable at the American embassy here. "We will both benefit from expanding our military education exchanges, especially between our academies and war colleges."
Disney's Eye for the Queer Guy
Planning a trip to Walt Disney World early this June? If you’re one of those types who still subscribes to traditional family values, you may want to reschedule. That is, unless you want little Jimmy and Susie to develop a more “progressive” understanding of what marriage, family, and conjugal love really mean.
The Family Pride Coalition has announced that it will hold its first-ever Walt Disney World gathering and convention on the weekend of June 17-20 (Father’s Day Weekend) within the two-week wake of Walt Disney World’s annual “Gay Days” event, a time-honored, and Disney-approved, tradition since 1991. Coincidence? Hardly. The Coalition, a grassroots group whose mission is “to advance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered parents and their families through mutual support, community collaboration, and public understanding,” has followed suit to the fanciful kingdoms of Walt Disney World in the spirit of alternative lifestyle hoe-downs.
And why shouldn’t it? The Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgendered (GLBT) community has garnered considerable support for these events since their original inception despite mounting opposition from conservative groups, and all with the Walt Disney Company’s blessing.
|WE ARE BEING OVERWHELMED
Arizona/Mexico Border : American Border Patrol, the only non-profit organization dedicated to solving the border problem, directly aided in the apprehension of more than 27 suspected border intruders (SBIs) Sunday night. The first group was spotted at about 6:20 p.m. using an infrared night vision camera. ABP reported the group to the Border Patrol and continued to track it. About ten minutes after our first report, a Border Patrol helicopter appeared on scene and, with the aid of ABP, spotted the group and directed BP Agents who apprehended all. Forty minutes later, a second group of eighteen was spotted. This time ABP tracked them on foot and aided in the apprehension. "We are being overwhelmed," said Glenn Spencer of ABP who was on scene.
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|ACU asks where was Gephardt
In an 11th-hour attempt to inflict political damage on Rep. Dick Gephardt (D-Mo.) in the Jan. 19 Iowa caucuses, the nation’s largest grassroots conservative group is filing a lawsuit to force him to refund most of his official salary because he has spent so much time away from Capitol Hill campaigning.
The federal suit, to be brought by the American Conservative Union (ACU) later this week, seeks to force the House clerk to garnish a fair chunk of Gephardt’s $154,700 annual wage under an obscure 1850s law last enforced 90 years ago.
Gephardt’s campaign immediately dismissed the legal threat as no more than a partisan political stunt that is unlikely to generate any judicial traction.
|What You Need to Know About The Proposed
Model State Emergency Health Powers Act in Your State
The terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001, and the subsequent threats of biological warfare against U.S. citizens have prompted calls by public health officials to prepare for mass vaccination campaigns for anthrax and smallpox. National vaccination programs targeting civilians, including children, are being proposed in model state legislation that would give public health officials the power to use the state militia to enforce vaccination during state-declared health emergencies. While it is critical for the U.S. to have a sound, workable plan to respond to an act of bioterrorism, as well as enough safe and effective vaccines stockpiled for every American who wants to use them, there are legitimate concerns about a plan which forces citizens to use vaccines without their voluntary, informed consent.
In this time of great sadness, fear and confusion, Americans have a choice to make; either we defend the individual freedoms our forefathers fought and died to give us, or we sacrifice those freedoms and let the terrorists win. What we choose to do will define who we are as a nation for many years to come.
When federal and state public health officials convince your Governor to declare a “public health” emergency, they want to be able to use the “state militia” to:
President Bush's Immigration Plan
The President's plan is flawed with loopholes to further the agenda of flooding the United States with illegal aliens. Of course, the maintstream press has undereported this plan. After a couple of days with wall-to-wall reporting this plan with the same information, the press has all but forgotten this issue. How come the President and the press do not address the following:
These are just two of the problems with the new proposed immigration policy.
Angry About Immigrants In Ohio
Do you know that 8 out of 10 people working in the construction services in Columbus, Ohio, are immigrant workers. Who love to hack and rig-up their jobs? Here I am, A HARD WORKING, AVERAGE WEIGHT, HIGHLY INTELLIGENT, MOTIVATED PATRIOT, who can't get a good paying job because some [immigrant] will work for less than half as much, and not even CONSIDER paying taxes! Not to mention the QUALITY of their work is very lacking.
You think Americans are ambivalent the world? Where in the hell are you from!!! My hometown is full of Vet's and patriots, who are willing to go that extra 10 miles to do the job right. Some bomb toting [Arabs] come around here they'll get a BIG surprise... A 30-06 shell the where their brain should be...
Reader Comments on Anti-Gun
Hi, my name is Mark and I love living a free life.Gee,I wonder why the world governments(especially stink'n liberals) are trying to disarm the general public.They want to control everybody and everything.To make a long story short,I have not finished your article yet.About 6 years ago I read an article in one of the local papers (The Star Ledger) about satellite mounted magnifying lenses to break up arctic air masses over N.Canada and Siberia.About 2 or 3 times a week I observe world temperature maps and a couple of times I noticed an arctic air mass surrounding a much smaller area of much warmer air! So much for global warming,and they can't blame that on guns!They say ,WE'RE GOING TO SAVE THE KIDS BY FIREARM REMOVAL.I guess flooding the shorelines with melting polar ice-caps won't hurt the kids.Nice to know someone out there cares.
I live in New Jersey and the kids around here are basically taught they can do as they please.Without knowing any morals, how can they grow into descent adults?This is where the firearm issue comes to play.Some of these kids shoot-up schools,mailrooms,etc. Well now there's a reason to ban firearms.You can't even own a BB-Gun without a firearms permit in the state of NJ!If you were ever arrested for a felony you cannot obtain a firearms card! Hitler all over again? Good Luck in life,I hope you your family and friends are doing well.I here that your government is involved with similar anti-gun campaigns.P.S. have a great new year.
More Terrorism To Come
Right On! In the near future, we will experience more terrorism that will in effect, nullify the constitution. Our economy will be further militarized, and military service will be glorified as in the days of Rome. I see it happening allready.
In time, our govt. will become viciously oppressive to all of its own dissenting citizens, and Rex 84, and Garden Plot will be started under FEMA. Good will be portrayed as evil, and vice versa. Watch TV lately?
Implantation of Bio-Chips
The article comes as no real surprise. I'm wondering why President Bush hasn't used his executive authority to order implanting the chip system in all Americans? I've also read about a company called Digital Angel that has the same technology. Getting people to accept this new technology will be a daunting task indeed. I believe it will have to be a mandatory system, as most people even if they are not acquainted with the warnings, in the book of Revelation about taking the mark of the beast, are still wary that their govt. will have them under 24 hour surveillance.
The Luciferian initiation as I understand it is part of the Masonic ritual, when the 32 or 33rd degree are bestowed upon the individual. I suppose Spangler is probably being truthful, about what the initiate will lose out on, should he or she refuse to take this abominable initiation. I find it somewhat ironic that this new age emissary from the pit of hell could even tell the truth. I predict that within three yrs. the process will begin, perhaps sooner.
I'm concerned as I live in Canada and we generally follow American policy. A national ID card has been bandied about for quite some time now. Canadians as you might know are a pretty docile bunch and believe as gospel what the mass media tells them. I for my part am going to pray as always.
In closing, that is the disposition I make of that article.
America First & Pass The Diversity Please
It's not only 'America First"; there must not be the word DIVERSITY thrown down Americans' throats. If you look that word up in Webster's Dictionary, you will see that diversity means separatism! The United States of America needs UNITY, not DIVERSITY. Diversity leads to chaos, segregation, and animosity! How many cultural holidays can we have??? Not good for USA.
We must make English the official language of our land, and the only language to be spoken in public (except, of course, when one's speaking to family/relatives, etc.), and the only language to be printed on government documents. This diversity is costing taxpayers too many tax dollars, and it's downright annoying to hear, when one calls a company,
"Press one for English, press 2 for Spanish, press 3 for Chinese...Russian, Creole, etc." In the past, all immigrants sank or swam, they learned English or relatives who spoke English helped them; today, the Hispanics are arrogant and loud, and demand that America bends over for their needs. This will make it much easier when it comes time for Puerto Ricans to vote: do they want their country to become a state? Since USA is already bending over to make language barriers less difficult for Hispanics, they just might vote themselves into statehood--and then be eligible for MORE government 'entitlements' --we used to call it WELFARE.
1) No diversity in USA and
2) One Nation, One Official Language, ENGLISH
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|Just How safe are American Roads?
to make American roads safer, but they actually more dangerous.
By Nick Markowitz Jr.
In the early 1990s, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) developed a national commercial vehicle licensing standard that all states had to follow. This system is commonly known as the CDL, or Commercial Drivers License. The test and standards were supposed to make our roads a safer place to drive as more and more large trucks came onto the road. Admittedly, this resulted in many excellent drivers on the road.
The CDL effort set standards for driver health, amount of miles that could be driven, etc. And drivers had to pass a written test, which was based on weight and type of load being carried. Depending on the vehicle driven, the driver also has to pass additional tests for air brakes, tanker operation, hazardous materials, school bus, etc.
However, in the fall of 2003, in Butler County, Penn., a terrible accident occurred on Penn. Route 8, which took the lives of a family of four when the driver of a large truck blasted thru a stop sign and crushed their SUV. As emergency personnel arrived on the scene, they could not communicate with the truck driver to find out what happened. It was not that he was hurt and cold or could not speak, but it was because he could not speak English very well, as he was a Yugoslavian immigrant.
So, you tell me, how did this individual get a legitimate CDL license and what was he doing behind the wheel of the big truck?
The answer it turns out was he had obtained his license illegally thru a private agency that had been contracted by the state of Wisconsin to conduct the CDL testing. It turns out a couple of the Test administrators was handing out CDL licenses for the right amount of cash. The same thing happened near Pittsburgh when Iranian immigrants illegally obtained CDL licenses with Hazmat endorsement, all with the help of a Penn. DOT license examiner who accepted cash to help pay off gambling debts.
These licensing individuals were charged with assuring that the drivers of large trucks were properly trained and tested. They sold away our safety for cash. However they also sold away our national security because several drivers with illegal licenses have been linked to terrorists--and there are, indeed, hundreds of drivers out there who are not properly trained. This is why you see so many reckless drivers and so many deadly accidents. These examiners who looked the other way should have been tried for treason, in addition to being executed or given longgggg jail sentences.
Last winter, on a section of I-80, I was driving between Herminie, Penn. and Dubious, Penn. Approximately 120 miles after a winter storm I counted 76 individual trucks wrecked along the road. Some had traveled more than 75 yards until they ended up off the road into a field or ditch. In one case, the cab of the truck was standing straight as an arrow on top of the trailer, which was also vertical. Just how fast this driver was going is beyond me.
All of the accidents I saw that day caused me to wonder just how many people had died or were seriously injured. In addition, I wondered how many loads of products were destroyed, what the cost might have been to the insurance industry, and what the cost to you and I, the consumer, might be. Moreover, just how safe is it to drive on American roads? With regard to the last question, I've concluded that the answer is, not safe at all.
With the ever increasing demand for drivers, too many freight carriers and trucking companies are turning a blind eye to the fact drivers are not properly trained. Another problem, far too many drivers are on the road far too many hours. In addition, many of them are not physically fit, many of them developing diabetes due to the life style they are forced to live, not to mention the on-going problem where many of these drivers cannot speak or write English. For those who believe this should not matter, if you cannot speak or write English, then you cannot read road signs, which directly results in accidents.
Many of these trucking company also ignore the problems that many of their drivers have in backing up and maneuvering their rigs, as many terminals now have drivers assigned just to back up trucks when they come in. This came about because of the damage caused by truckers who cannot properly back up their rigs.
I was at a friends supply house in McKees Rocks, Penn. the other day when I heard a terrific crash out front. Here the driver of a big rig did not pay attention to the "Trucks, No Left Turn" sign. He attempted to make a left turn and tore off the front off the building across the street because he could not see it in his mirror. When questioned by the police, he admitted he could not read. I ask you, if this driver could not read, how on earth did he pass the written test and get his license?
The trucking school probably helped him pass the test, like many of the dangerous drivers out there. The trucking industry has increasingly targeted newly arriving immigrants for truck driving jobs, which actually pay very well. Some drivers I know make over $90,000.00 a year, but Americans typically turn down many of these jobs because of the time they are away from home. There is little doubt that truck driving is not a good job if you are married with a family.
How do I know so many drivers are on the road and cannot read? Just listen to a citizen's band radio and you will quickly understand by the way some truckers ask for directions. If I would say they want the Butler exit, they come back and ask for the Exit number. Why? Because they cannot read letters.
I ask you, do you want a driver with a load of gasoline on your local road who cannot read? Do you want this individual to drive a big rig no matter how good he is? When I see bad drivers, I call the 800 numbers listed on their trucks. Despite my calling, oftentimes what I have to say goes in one ear and out the other. I know many times they do nothing because of a driver who works for a trucking company that delivers a national beer whom was reported by myself and others. He was never reprimanded, and he ended up killing seven people on the Penn. Turnpike in 1999, which was revealed during his trial as all the complaints that were filed on him came to light at that time.
Then there is the whole matter of trucks being operated over weight and trucks being allowed out on the road with bad brakes etc. In a recent sting operation on I-279 South, which comes through down town Pittsburgh, in one 8-hour period, DOT inspectors pulled 126 trucks over for inspection--96 of them were cited and 12 were not allowed back on the road till they were repaired.
So what is the answer?
Mandatory retesting using state employees, not private companies, would help. Also, dramatically increase penalties against those who falsely give out CDL licenses, as well as those who cheat on the test. These are important elements of the cure in my estimation.
Insurance companies should refuse to write policies for trucking companies who have high accidents and load damages. They also should verify driver's backgrounds so to keep a policy in place. Of course, a large school bus company here in Pittsburgh just had arrest warrants served on them for falsifying vehicle registration and insurance records.
Another help would be an increase in road patrols so to check for bad and illegal drivers as well as poorly maintained trucks. These offers need to pull these truckers off the road and immediately arrest them and seize their trucks. The trucking company will get the message when they allow bad equipment on the road or look the other way when a driver presents his license.
The roads will only be safe when all involved do their part in keeping it safe. Those drivers out there who are still the White Knights of the Road… keep up the good work and do the right thing when it counts.
|Did Gun Control Lead to September 11?
By Larry Pratt
Near the Canadian border in Boundary County, Idaho during August of 1992, the federal government went berserk. At Ruby Ridge Randy Weaver suffered the loss of his wife and son -- neither of whom had committed a crime -- to government agents.
The feds brought about an even worse debacle in Waco the next year, and other less breathtaking abuses of power have occurred with disturbing frequency.
Both tragedies stemmed from enforcement of unconstitutional laws for alleged crimes that had harmed no one.
Randy Weaver, in collaboration with Sheriff Richard Mack, has taken a look back at the ten years following the tragedy he suffered at the hands of renegade federal agents. They have produced a new book entitled Vicki, Sam, and America: How the Government Killed all Three.
From Weaver's vantage point, the problem has not been addressed, and America continues to suffer under the yoke of unaccountable power exercised beyond the limits of the U.S. Constitution.
Weaver looks at the federal criminal justice system and finds that it has too often done what it tried to do to him. Namely, the system often acts to cover up the misdeeds of agents who have broken the law. Lon Horiuchi was the FBI sharpshooter who killed Weaver's wife while she was holding a baby in her arms. The federal government attorneys argued that Horiuchi could not be tried in an Idaho court because he was a federal agent, and thus not subject to state laws. In other words, the feds view themselves as above the law.
Since Horiuchi's act was arguably murder, the Boundary County prosecutor had wanted to try Horiuchi for Vicki Weaver's death. The prosecutor finally got a federal court to OK the prosecution of Horiuchi -- but shortly thereafter he lost his reelection bid by eight votes! (Keep this one on file for those who say that their vote does not count.) The new prosecutor declined to continue the action against Horiuchi. The irony is that the new prosecutor was later forced out of office for perjury.
In any case, the federal government's argument that their employees are above the law gives a new meaning to the old TV show about federal agents, The Untouchables.
The government had targeted Weaver because he had insulted some Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents. While this is not against the law, Weaver found that the law was no protection. The BATF subsequently entrapped Weaver into breaking a victimless and unconstitutional gun control law -- sawing off a shotgun barrel just slightly below an arbitrary length pleasing to federal bureaucrats (sixteen inches).
Weaver compares the attempt to make him a criminal (he was subsequently exonerated by a federal jury) with the predicament of New Hampshire State Representative Howard Dickinson. Dickinson was made into a federal criminal as wrongly as was Weaver.
Dickinson had inadvertently left a revolver in a bag that he had as carryon luggage at the Manchester, NH airport. When the bag went through the passenger screening X-Ray machine, the gun was found and Dickinson was an instant criminal. Lack of intent was not important. The head of the Transportation Safety Administration wanted to throw the book (two years in jail) at Dickinson for violating his gun control law.
To their credit, FBI agents exonerated Dickinson after a thorough investigation. He had clearly been guilty of nothing more than an inadvertent mistake. But still the TSA wanted to throw the book at him. Finally the feds settled on a $5,000 civil fine.
One has to ask -- what would have been the harm if Dickinson had boarded the flight with his gun? Since he was unaware he had it, it is hard to see what danger his fellow passengers would have been in. And if he had discovered the gun in flight? The only negative outcome would have been for a terrorist who tried to hijack the plane: Dickinson might have been able to save himself and a planeload of passengers.
If Dickinson had managed to get on board one of the September 11 flights, would the passengers have been endangered by Dickinson? What if the pilots that day had ended up with guns in the cockpits, would the day likely have ended the same as it did with the death of thousands of defenseless victims?
Weaver makes the point that gun control led to September 11.
I am reminded that one of the clearest examples of the acceptance so many of us have of being defenseless thanks to gun control laws was a last conversation between a passenger on Flight 97 and his wife. The flight crashed in a field in Pennsylvania following a desperate struggle between some of the passengers and the hijackers.
One of the passengers told his wife that he and some others were about to try to subdue the hijackers. Her last words to him were: "Please, wait for the authorities."
Clearly, waiting for the authorities to protect us can be hazardous to our health, but using a gun for defense may make us a criminal. Welcome to the Brave New World of Gun Control where we become criminals when we use guns to resist (or be prepared to resist) criminals.
|Baptist Temple Wins Bittersweet Victory
The old saying, “win the battle but lose the war” was never more evident than in the victory that the Indianapolis Baptist Temple won in the lawsuit against the city of Indianapolis recently. The court action was the result of the Board of Zoning Appeals refusal to issue a religious exception variance for Mr. and Mrs. Linzie T. Brock to buy a building on the South side of the city of Indianapolis for the purpose of leasing it to the church. The congregation had been driven from their property by the IRS and U.S. Justice Department on February 13, 2001 for not turning the church over to the IRS for the daily supervision of all of its affairs. The suit was brought by Greg A. Dixon, pastor of the Temple, and the Brock’s, who are long time members of the church. The court action was won on behalf of the Plaintiffs by the Alliance Defense Fund of Phoenix, Arizona, which had declined to defend the church in the first attack by the government. Hopefully this historic victory will prove to be a great boon in the future for all of the churches pertaining to these pernicious zoning laws.
The reason it is a bitter sweet victory for the church is because the delay has resulted in the prospective building being sold to others for commercial purposes. This means that from the human standpoint the Devil has gotten the victory in hindering the Gospel from reaching those in that area of the city by the efforts of the church. In that the property is located across the street from the Indianapolis University, it would have been a very strategic area especially in evangelizing college age young people. From God’s viewpoint we know that He has other purposes and other property for the church. However here is another example of United Nations law in action to not merely hinder but to destroy all local churches in America and throughout the entire world. This information is contained in a document entitled U.N. Targets Local Churches For Eradication which is available from The Christian ALERT Network (TCAN) of Killeen, Texas. For the entire 17 page report contact them at, POB 11746, Killeen, TX 76547-1746.
The document says, “Before a One-World Religion can be imposed on America (and the rest of the world), the opposition and competition presented by the local Church must be eradicated. The U.N. strategy calls for this to be accomplished slowly and surely, without fanfare or publicity. Given that strategy, it’s very easy for the U.N., through the U.S. government, to simply “regulate” all opposition and competition out of business, using the means already in place, and the general populace will be none the wiser. This strategy is already being applied. For example; in the totalitarian way of life, there are no inalienable rights of man which the state is not allowed to touch. Totalitarianism wants all of man, his body and soul, and there is no human activity—political, economic, social, religious, or educational—that is allowed to escape government control and it recognizes no limits to attain them: propaganda, imprisonment, terror, slave labor, brainwashing, and even the destruction of entire nations (genocide).”
TCAN continues with this sober thought. “For the purposes of this thesis, the local church is defined in terms of its physical elements that are subject to totalitarian control, as follows: church property (land and structures), location, doctrine (message), activities, and membership (people).”
We should all take note that the U.N. is only concerned over the local, visible church which is the one that Jesus established on earth and gave the Great Commission. The so called universal Body of Christ that most of Christendom talks about doesn’t scare the Devil one bit.
The word “activities” is very important to this issue. In the 22 point questionnaire that IBT received from Leon Moore, the Regional Commissioner of the IRS, in Cincinnati, dated August 19, 1994, it was the first subject mentioned. It said, “Provide a detailed description of your current activities. Have there been any changes in your activities during the period January 1, 1991, through May 31, 1994? If so, please describe the changes."
Besides fire, health, building permits, and myriad other things required to build in most municipalities the zoning laws regulating religion are the most intolerable of all. In the guise of the public good, the Devil has deceived even the average pastor and believer that these laws are well within the purview of government. But, to come within the jurisdiction of these laws a church has to become a legal entity through incorporation, or forming an unincorporated association (religious society), or other entity such as a Trust or Corporation Sole, etc. A New Testament church is not a legal entity, therefore it can claim all protections guaranteed by the Federal and State Constitutions. Churches that have become “legal entities” have given up their inalienable rights for privileges, protection and provisions (tax exemption), etc. Our forefathers were wise, they did there best to maintain a free church but the pastors chose the protection of man’s laws over God’s. Now it may very well be too late to stop this onslaught against the Lord’s Church, but this victory by the Baptist Temple is certainly reason for rejoicing. But let us pray that there will be a mighty uprising of the pastors and churches in America and that they will throw off these chains of tyranny before its everlastingly too late. We stand ready to help any church that wants to organize and operate as a N.T. church.
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|NOTES FROM THE UNDERWORLD
By Barry Chamish
** The previous article, Deutsch Devils, led to a flood of additional information about the Frankist Shabbataians. The most intense study was sent by M.A. Ehrlich and is attached to this file. It may be advisable to open it first to understand the connections my correspondents found.
Lots of mail arrived noting that Lyndon LaRouche was born Jewish, married a Jewish woman whom he divorced two daughters later. So why is he primarily selling his goods in Germany? **
From Volume 2, Issue Number 52 of Electronic Intelligence Weekly, Published Dec. 30, 2003 The Role of the Sublime in World Politics Today On Dec. 18, 2003, American Presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche addressed the Berliner Salon, a cross-section of leading political and cultural figures of the German capital, in a several-hour presentation and discussion.
** LaRouche is selling the following witches brew as fact: Israel and Sharon are firmly in the hands of a masonic cabal founded by Rabbi Avraham Kook and Zeev Jabotinsky working on behalf of the British royal family. The only hope for the country is if its courageous hero Shimon Peres assumes power.
Of course we know the British kicked Jabotinsky out of their Palestinian colony after only two years residence there. He fled to France and from there, fought the British and their proxies Chaim Weizmann and David Ben Gurion. Of Peres, we need not elaborate on his murderous inclinations. Larouche is doing gallant Frankist disinformation.
But the issue of Harav Kook and his ties to Weizmann and Lord Balfour was very difficult for many readers and people I met this past week. It should be understood that the Shabbataians' strategy of luring Jews to a state in their image would have failed miserably if it had been sold that way. Great thinkers with equally great intentions would have had to provide the moral basis for immigration. There is no escaping the historical fact that Rabbi Kook allied himself with Lord Balfour and Chaim Weizmann in London during the First World War. It can't be erased no matter how uncomfortable it may be. However, it can be understood in the context of exploiting moral reasoning for a hidden agenda.
Such an approach may even be a formula for peace in Israel. Note the following letter and consider the possibilities: **
FRIDAY January 9th 2004
Dear Mr Chamish,
I read with particular interest your analysis of the problems related to the Donmeh and the Shabbataians, in particular your concluding remarks in which you state that: "Our salvation can only arise when the Arabs realize the Jews of Israel are fighting the same battle (that) they are (fighting) and against the same enemies." It will perhaps come as something of a surprise to learn that there are some Muslims who agree with much contained in your assessment.
As a convert to Islam (from a somewhat ecumenical family - predominantly Christian but with two converts to Judaism my sister and cousin) so yes, in the words of David Dimbleby, we now do have a long weekend. I believe that the only way out of the present state of affairs is to seek out the facts, publish, or be damned.
Your piece filled in a number of important gaps which, unless you have the sort of inside information, that you obviously have, would have taken a lot more time than I currently have available to spend on this very important subject.
My own observations are included in a book we published back in 1991 entitled Satanic Voices - Ancient & Modern this was a reply to Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses.
I am in the process of extracting the relevant passages to send to you, which relate to the Donmeh and the Islamic prophecies which precisely predict the events which led to the disastrous state of affairs you describe so well, and with which we largely agree.
With best regards
** Though German-born Leo Strauss is considered the spiritual father of the Neoconservative movement which holds sway in the current American administration, it appears he had his equal in the corridors of power. His name was Fritz Kraemer and he died last November at age 95. The New York Sun's obituary headlined, "German Refugee Mentored Kissinger, Advised Generals." Of him, they wrote, "Kraemer's role was to teach the American politico-military elite how to think geostrategically and historically...Kraemer soon came to the attention of Mr.Kissinger's main bureaucratic rival, the defense secretary James Schlesinger, who urged a tougher public line on the Soviets." And so on. Need we note that both Kissinger and Schlesinger were both members of the Council On Foreign Relations (CFR), so their rivalry, if it existed, was entirely personal. As we shall soon see, such is the case today. Of Leo Strauss, one correspondent offered a thought many of my readers will consider controversial:" **
Albert Pike's 'vision' of the third world war may relate to the esoteric Neocons and the evangelical Zionists. If the atheist Strauss was a closet Nietzsche nihilist who mentored an esoteric elite, then the Christian Zionists who are the 'moral gate keepers' of the Bush administration have unknowingly aligned themselves with these nihilists to bring about what Pike describes as, " the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time." Laurence Lambert has written a book on Strauss and Nietzsche.
** However, nothing can possibly be as controversial as the charge that the Shabbataian Frankists led by Chaim Weizmann allied themselves with the Nazis, knowing full well of the Holocaust to be. This heartbreaking claim was buttressed by three book suggestions sent to me and one incredibly distressing site: **
BEN©GURION AND THE HOLOCAUST by S. Teveth, 1996 CHAOS OF THE THIRTY YEAR WAR OF IDEOLOGIES by Hennecke Kardel Shabtai Beit-Zvi "Post-Ugandian Zionism On Trial. A Study of the Factors that Caused the Mistakes Made by Zionist Movement during the Holocaust" 1989. Translated from Hebrew edition 1977. - MAOZ publications
** Those Haredim opposed to Zionism, believing it responsible for the Holocaust, are making huge errors. They are allying themselves with the most vicious enemies of the Jewish people, thinking they will be allowed to survive if they get their way. They ally themselves with Holocaust deniers knowing better than anybody that their families were wiped out in that very Holocaust. And they conveniently forget that within Zionism was a force led by Zeev Jabotinsky which fought the wicked machinations of the Frankist Labour Zionism. This is the righteous Zionism which the vast majority of Israelis prefer and this is what the Haredim should be supporting, for their very existence.
And lest anyone believe Israel is the only victim of the New World Order globalism plot, have a look at the following information sent this week, which ties the package together: **
Rockefeller, CFR: http://www.nexusmagazine.com/1003.conts.html
** How long must we hammer in the same message: Sharon is totally compromised by the CFR and does its bidding? **
Reports continue to surface that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's diplomatic policies are being run more in tandem with American dictates than with Israeli Cabinet decisions. Middle East Newsline (MENL) reports today that Sharon pledged to the United States that he would help establish an interim Palestinian state in 2004, regardless of whether the Palestinian Authority ends terrorism and eliminates terrorist infrastructures.
Anonymous Israeli officials quoted by MENL said that Sharon relayed this commitment to President Bush in late 2003. Sharon agreed, the report states, to a U.S. demand that the Road Map be implemented over the next year - even if the PA does not fulfill its commitment to fight Hamas, Islamic Jihad and others.
** It doesn't matter who you vote for in Israel, you get the CFR. As if it's different in America! The next election may offer a choice between Bush and Howard Dean (CFR) who has announced that, if elected, he will appoint Bill Clinton (CFR) as his Middle East advisor. So here's a real tossup for you. Take a gander at the bio of Bush's new Middle East advisor, James Baker: **
James Addison Baker III (b. 1930) -- also known as James A. Baker III -- Born in Houston, Harris County, Tex., April 28, 1930. Republican. Candidate for Texas state attorney general, 1978; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1985-88; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1988; U.S. Secretary of State, 1989-92. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1991.
The die-hard Communist site "Anti-War.Com" says this about the "Great Man"; James Baker: The Last Hope for America Antiwar.com, CA - 1 Jan 2004
"A former Secretary of State who should be restored to his former position forthwith, my choice for Man of the Year is none other than the old Bush hand, the Fixer, James Baker."
Who are we to question the motives or abilities of such a political superstar? Baker's "James Baker Institute" at Rice University is chock full of "Friends of Israel".
(These are active links, all the better for you to "Connect the dots.") The James Baker Institute's "Board of Advisors" includes "His Excellency Shimon Peres" While the "Peres Centre for Peace" includes Mr.Baker on it's International Board of Advisors along with a plethora of other "Peacemakers".
** Remember Ehud Olmert's sudden advocacy of a pullback from Yesha? Well look who he's been hobnobbing with this week! None other than George Mitchell (CFR, Georgetown), author of the Mitchell Plan which is Oslo, which became the Roadmap, which became the Geneva Initiative: **
U.S. Senator George Mitchell, Israeli Vice Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Israeli industrialists Stef and Eitan Wertheimer, and U.S. former Congressmen Robert Livingston and Toby Moffett invite you to join them and Turkish Minister of State Ali Babacan, Jordanian Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Bassem Awadallah, Palestinian Authority representative Abdul-Malik al-Jaber and other distinguished individuals at a regional conference at Tefen Industrial Park on Thursday, January 8. Transportation is provided.
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* I am reminded in two letters that Adam Weishaupt did not start the illuminati. Jesuit founder Ignatius Loyola did. Weishaupt was his front. This connects to an incident when two weeks ago I sold books at an isolated village called Sanur. A political activist came up to me with a police complaint against the Shabak provocateuress, Iris Cohen. In 1997 he led a protest movement against the Pope's visit to Israel. Iris approached him with a novel plan to eliminate the holy see. The activist went to the police and reported her. Yes, this was the same Iris Cohen who was caught on Camera last November 3rd defacing the Rabin memorial monument in Tel Aviv. Iris Cohen had just found out I named her in the Hebrew edition of my new book Save Israel!
Last night she called me using a phony name. I recognized her and gave her the short list of political groups she has been caught infiltrating. She panicked and threatened me, while making an admission: "Aren't you afraid of exposing a Shabak agent? Do you know what can happen to you?"
* The government issued its report on the Versailles wedding hall collapse which killed 23. The headlines read, "Another Versailles Is Imminent." And what was written in the report about the Versailles? Absolutely nothing. The commission did NOT investigate the Versailles collapse. They issued a general complaint against building practises. There is no other conclusion: Something bigger than we know brought the wedding to a screeching halt.
* More pain. An Australian filmmaker called. He offered to make a film about the attorney handling the case against Yediot Ahronot for defaming those who believe the official Rabin murder story is a lie. "She bragged to me about her meetings with the Shabak,"he said. "She told me she works with the highest ranks of the Shabak." I have the filmmaker's name and number.
* More ignorance. I watch Oliver Stone's documentary about the 5 days he spent in my region. He practically worships the terrorists but not half as much as Shimon Peres. If the director of JFK ever decides to direct RABIN he will be forced to have a huge change of heart about his Israeli hero. Can anyone make the suggestion to him?
* These are tough times in Israel and almost all of us are terrified of being buried in debt. But I give steadily and anonymously to charity. Every time I make a purchase, I place the small change in boxes to combat disease, aid children in distress and the like. I calculated that it adds up to fair generosity. I do not give to anyone invading my home or phone. A woman from Gush Katif called claiming that her family were terror victims. She wanted money. I offered to come to her village, lecture for free and give her the proceeds. That would require some work, which was not for her.
Last week I put a hundred shekels in an envelope and contributed my modest bit to the most important cause to me right now, saving Adir Zik's life. The letter arrived opened, the money stolen by a postal employee.
A few months ago I discovered how crooked the post office is when I posted books abroad. The rates were calculated to cheat you the greater the weight sent. If one simply split the books into separate envelopes, the saving was almost 50%. This was highway robbery and no one knew about the scam, not even the managers of two branches who acted amazed by my complaint. So no surprise that money intended to save a man's life was stolen by a postal worker.
Adir Zik was a successful film director for the government-owned broadcasting system until the Oslo Accords and the Rabin murder turned him into a hero. No one did more to expose the provocateur Avishai Raviv or his Shabak bosses like Carmi Gillon than Adir. And no one will be missed more if...I have my strong suspicions about the source of his disease, but he has a cancer that can only be treated with an expensive operation in America.
ADDITIONAL WAYS TO HELP ADIR ZIK'S OPERATION
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* For donations from the USA: send your check to Paamonim Inc, 174, 44th Str, Brooklyn, NY 11204 and mention that is meant for Adir Zik Last but not least, Please daven for a Refuah Shlema for "Adir Ben Bracha"
* It's really time for a bit of joy. On April 19, my son Ariel will celebrate his bar mitzvah. I consider everyone in my address book a friend and invite you to my son's coming of age. You have been with me in our nation's trying time and supported me with sensitive information, book sales, lectures, donations to distribute books, intellectual understanding and it's time I offered my thanks. If anyone would care to come to Modiin to meet me and my son on our happiest day, write me.
* And my American tour for late April-May is shaping up. Lectures are being arranged in Sacramento (the tough one), Reno, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Here's another way we can meet. Let me know if you'd like me to address your group.
* Thanks to Franco Levi, Who Murdered Yitzhak Rabin is now in Italian. If you know someone who'd like the truth in Italian, write me. Also, Rabbi Antelman's, To Eliminate The Opiate Volume One is coming out in Hebrew this week. And I have access to copies of Ben Hecht's Perfidy. Just write for both.
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|WHY NOT IRELAND?
BY Regis H. Murphy, Jr.
Now that we are, almost instantly, going to have an 8 million or so increase in our population it only seems right to me that we continue our growth by rewarding good contributions to our national interest. I understand the importance of cheap Mexican labor to our farms and industry and the technique to settle the problem of their being here illegally is difficult at best. After all, much of our southwest was once Mexican territory and that influence can still be found there. >From the Alamo to today's war on terror, Mexicans and Mexican Americans have fought alongside us with courage and passion. There is no question that most Mexicans are good people, an integral part of our society and should be considered for United States Citizenship should they so desire. It's the illegal technique that is used by some Mexicans to live and work here that grates me. But, so be it, the die is cast.
Yet, realizing that the technique being used to solve the Mexican situation is the best we can do, I feel it is discriminatory and a modification should be made to this latest immigration procedure. If we are to be recognized for our fairness in civil and human rights shouldn't we allow this latest procedure to encompass other peoples who have contributed and continue to contribute to the growth and good of our nation? Here's my plan.
We offer Ireland the choice to either become our next state or we pay the Irish retribution for their contributions to the development of our country, since before the Declaration of Independence, when many of the Irish were brought here as indentured slaves! Consider these facts. There are approximately 4 million Irish in the Republic of Ireland as compared to the 8 million illegal workers we currently are going to allow to enter or stay in our country! The Irish are not on our border therefore not being able to provide an avenue of approach for our enemies, and they could increase our sphere of influence in Europe that is currently weak and a source of cheap labor for our products in the market over there as compared to us having to manufacture and ship from here. Like the Mexicans, most Irish make loyal, law abiding, tax paying, productive citizens who have proven themselves on the fields of battle for freedom and the same ideals we hold true. Unlike the Mexicans, the Irish already have a good medical, educational, and independent growth system that involves not only tourism but shipbuilding, ironworks and works within the world community in many areas of material processing and development. Ireland could also allow us to expand our military in that area by providing not only bases but additional manpower as well as the Irish are known to be good soldiers and sailors. For example, who sank the Spanish Armada? The impressed Irish seamen aboard English ships did, of course. Check it out.
Anyone who has studied American History realizes that the railroads, coal mines, steel mills, roads, bridges, ships and military among other major venues could not have been done or be as successful without the blood, sweat and bones of the Irish.
If we are going to become an Empire and allow anyone or everyone to become American citizens I believe and propose the Irish should be considered our next addition.
Ridiculous? Makes more sense to me than to instantly reward millions of illegal aliens for being 'slick' enough to get here in the first place! Why should we be punished 'twice' for the inefficiency of the INS? Surely there could have been a better technique that would not have violated and 'cheapened' the 'spirit' of becoming an American citizen?
Ah well, as an American of Irish descent, of course, I'm an optimist! Maybe this incorporation of illegal Mexicans will prove to be a good thing. We'll see, won't we?
That's my opinion. What do you think about this situation? 'This Is Still America!'
|SOURCES: Munro, Leo, Stacey, Schlarp, Spiker, Adams, Gibson, Bobby, Christopher, Jamie|