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Bush Lies, America Cries * Hell of an Earth Day

24 April 2005 - Part 1

Choices are the hinges of destiny

1) Bush Lies, America Cries
- - Rice changed terrorism report
- - Top Brass Cleared Over Iraq Abuse
- - Colin Powell puts down John Bolton as UN ambassador
- - Psychological resistance to facing election fraud
- - Chairman of Voting Reform Panel Resigns
2) Hell of an Earth Day - House Energy Bill - Take Action for Senate
- - On Eve of Earth Day, House Passes Energy Bill that Allows ANWR Drilling
3) Oil production could peak next year
- - Stirling Solution for Earth-friendly Onsite Power Generation
- - On Line Film - The War for Oil
4) 9/11 'Smoking Gun,' Proving Gov't Complicity?
- - Wisconsin newspaper (and C-Span?) covering David Ray Griffin!

Editor's Notes:

The intensity of the news doesn't seem to be lessening these days. This issue begins with "Bush Lies, America Cries" by Mark Morford. The second item is on the atrocious Energy Bill passed at the US House of (sic) Representatives. This item includes ideas on what you can do to stop the environmentally-destructive Bill at the Senate.

Item 3 begins with an article by John Vidal: "Oil production could peak next year." Following that is an innovative earth-friendly solution for meeting growing demands for electrical power generation with sustainable fuels. The Stirling engine requires only heat to power its operation, so it can use many fuels, conventional and alternative, and can be designed to turn waste heat and gases for cost-effective distributed electrical power generation.

Item 4 is promising, not just because of possible smoking gun evidence to prove a 9/11 hoax, but also because it's about a "conservative who once 'rubbed shoulders' with the Washington neo-cons also says America is now under a fascist rule and Bush must be impeached." The last article is from a Madison Wisconsin newspaper reporting on David Ray Griffin's presentation there, which was also taped for a forthcoming C-Span broadcast. Another lecture by David Ray Griffin is now available on film in both DVD and VHS formats. For information see FN's listing of Films that Make a Difference, number 3: "Truth and Politics: Unanswered Questions About 911"

Save the Filibuster

A show-down between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate is expected soon, too, on the Nuclear Judicial Option.. The Republican-controlled Judiciary Committee recently endorsed two of Bush's most controversial nominees Democrats vowed once again to use the filibuster to block their confirmation. If denied the Filibuster, Democrats plan to shut down operations in the Senate.

Senator Ted Kennedy's website is hosting a
petition against Myers' confirmation..

You can also use this following electronic pen link to VOTE:
Should we defend the right to Filibuster?

Common sense Republicans and Democrats understand that it is important to preserve our system of checks and balances.
If you are one of those people, we encourage you to get in touch with your Senator before there's a vote on the rule changes.
The Congressional telephone switchboard # is 202-224-3121.
To learn more about the filibuster and sign a petition, go to:

"Our safety, our liberty, depends upon preserving the Constitution
of the United States as our Fathers made it inviolate. The people
of the United States are the rightful masters of both Congress and
the Courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the
men who pervert the Constitution."

-- Abraham Lincoln

1) Bush Lies, America Cries

- - Rice changed terrorism report
- - Top Brass Cleared Over Iraq Abuse
- - Colin Powell puts down John Bolton as UN ambassador
- - Psychological resistance to facing election fraud
- - Chairman of Voting Reform Panel Resigns

Bush Lies, America Cries
This just in: Global terrorism rates are higher than any time since 1985. Thanks, Dubya!
by Mark Morford,
SF Gate Columnist ~
Friday, April 22, 2005

Oh my God I feel so much safer. Don't you?

I mean, don't you feel so much more secure in your all-American gun-totin' oil-happy lifestyle now that we have wasted upward of $300 billion worth of your child's future education budget, along with 1,600 disposable young American lives and over 20,000 innocent Iraqi lives and about 10,000 severed American limbs and untold wads of our spiritual and moral currency, all to protect America from terrorism that is, by every account, only getting worse? Nastier? More nebulous? More anti-American?

Here's something funny, in a rip-your-patriotic-heart-out-and-spit-on-it sort of way: Just last week, BushCo's State Department decided to kill the publication of an annual report on international terrorism. Why? Well, because the government's top terrorism center concluded that there were more terrorist attacks in 2004 than in any year since 1985. Isn't that hilarious? Isn't that heartwarming? Your tax dollars at work, sweetheart..


..Here, then, is the warped, convoluted irony: We went to war under the lie of a Saddam-fueled terrorism threat that never existed. We are at war, instead, to protect our oil and to establish regional control, an act that, in turn, has destabilized the Middle East even further and is actually inciting much of the very terrorism we were ostensibly there to battle in the first place, thus producing a level of anti-U.S. hatred not even a (still alive and apparently very chipper) Osama bin Laden could have wet dreamed. Isn't democracy fun?

We are not "spreading democracy" by invading Iraq. We are not giving a gift of a more peaceable Iraq to a grateful world. That is merely insidious Republican PR spin. Right now, the U.S. military is, in short, protecting your right to a $3 gallon of gas, which will soon be $4 and then maybe $5 and $6 as we are running out of the stuff faster than anyone thought and the fight for that which remains will only turn uglier and more violent and so I have to ask again, do you feel safer?

Because if you say yes, you are, quite simply, lying. Or delusional. Or you have had your brain edited by BushCo. Or those are some mighty powerful drugs you are obviously taking and you might wish to consider switching to aspirin and wine and

They say that violence is the last refuge of a desperate nation. And violence under the guise of secrecy and outright lie such as BushCo has foisted upon the nation is the last refuge of a nation of thugs. Yes, I'm looking at you, Rummy. I'm looking at you, Cheney. I'm not looking at you, Karl Rove, because looking at you makes my colon clench and looking at you makes birds die and looking at you makes small children feel hopeless and lost, like the world is full of black venomous hate and bilious condescension that is aimed squarely at their heads, like a gun.

It's true. We are living in a nation run by overprivileged alcoholic frat boys and power-mad thugs. This much we know. This much we need to be reminded of, over and over again, until we finally wake up.

Ah, but there is good news. There is always good news. The good news is, they are now confiscating all cigarette lighters at the airport. In the name of safety. In the name of homeland security. In the name of America, apple pie, babies, puppies, Jesus and guns. Lighters are now forbidden on all air travel. I mean, thank God. I feel safer already.

Mark Morford's Notes & Errata column appears every Wednesday and Friday on SF Gate.

For a posting of the entire original article, see:
and also posted at:

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- - Rice changed terrorism report

A state department report which showed an increase in terrorism incidents around the world in 2004 was altered to strip it of its pessimistic statistics, it emerged yesterday.

For the entire 4/23/2005 article, published by The Guardian, see:,12271,1468541,00.html

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- - Top Brass Cleared Over Iraq Abuse

"A new inquiry found no evidence of wrongdoing by Gen Sanchez and three of his top aides, US officials say."

Article published April 23, 2005 by the BBC News
and posted at:

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- - Colin Powell puts down John Bolton as UN ambassador

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has emerged as a behind-the-scenes force against John Bolton's nomination as U.N. ambassador, privately telling key lawmakers that Bolton "is a smart but very problematic government official."

{Thanks to for article link.}

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- - Psychological resistance to facing election fraud

Silence of the Scams - Psychological resistance to facing election fraud
By Diane Perlman, Newtopia Magazine


"..Though we are not certain of the actual outcome, statistically impossible discrepancies exist between results of exit polls and official counts in counties without paper trails. Also documented are patterns of anecdotes about corrupted procedures and accounts of strange behaviors, phenomena and illegal interventions in Ohio as well as other places. Many say there is fraud in every election, but there was far more in 2004 than in any previous year, and if the errors were random, about half would go in Kerry's favor. Virtually all went in Bush's favor.

But rather than demanding a thorough investigation, the American people seem eager to forget the incidents and put the election behind them, thus implicitly supporting such corruption.."

For the entire article, see:

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- - Chairman of Voting Reform Panel Resigns

The first chairman of a federal voting agency created after the 2000 election dispute is resigning, saying the government has not shown enough commitment to reform. DeForest Soaries said in an interview Friday that his resignation would take effect next week.,1280,-4956689,00.html

2) Hell of an Earth Day - House Energy Bill - Take Action for Senate

On Eve of Earth Day, House Passes Energy Bill that Allows ANWR Drilling
by H. Josef Hebert
Published April 21, 2005 by the Associated Press


WASHINGTON -- The House voted late yesterday to allow oil drilling in an Alaska wildlife refuge as part of a broad energy bill that Democrats said would funnel billions of dollars to highly profitable energy companies while doing little to promote conservation or ease gasoline prices.

The bill's sponsors said oil from Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, as much as a million barrels a day, will be needed to help curtail the country's growing dependence on oil imports. Opponents argued the oil wouldn't be available for a decade and even then at levels that would not significantly affect oil prices or imports.

The bill also calls for $8.1 billion in tax breaks over 10 years, most of it going to promote the coal, nuclear, oil and natural-gas industries.

The House bill also would make it easier to build liquefied natural-gas import terminals, even if states or local communities oppose the project, and require refiners to use more corn-based ethanol in gasoline. It also would extend daylight-saving time and protect makers of the gasoline additive MTBE from product-liability lawsuits stemming to the chemical's contamination of drinking water.

© 2005 The Associated Press ###

For complete article, see:

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- - House passes Energy Bill, Take Action for Senate
by Michael Mariotte
Executive Director
Nuclear Information and Resource Service

Dear Friends:

It is ironic that on Earth Day we note that the U.S. House of Representatives voted 249-183 yesterday to pass the Bush administration's energy bill—a bill that gives some $12 Billion in taxpayer money to the polluting nuclear power and fossil fuel industries while doing almost nothing to improve energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. In addition, as Bush himself admitted, the bill will not help reduce high gasoline prices. By refusing to increase vehicle mileage standards, the House would actually ensure that prices will remain high and "energy independence" will never be achieved.

The real battleground always has been the Senate, and that is where we must all now turn our attention.


Even though an energy bill has yet to be introduced in the Senate (and when it is, it will be somewhat different from the House bill), we encourage you to start calling your Senate offices now (Capitol Switchboard: 1-800-839-5276 or 202-224-3121) and tell them you do not want an energy bill that gives more of your money to the nuclear power and fossil fuel industries. Any energy bill should support clean, sustainable forms of energy production and energy efficiency measures.

And we encourage you to begin the necessary organizing and groundwork to make the outreach efforts we will need when the Senate finally does consider the bill. Grassroots groups (and even individuals!) should begin setting up phone trees, holding community forums, educating your neighbors and colleagues and community groups about the energy bill.

Write letters to the editor of your local newspapers. You can "thank or spank" your Representative and encourage your Senators to vote to defeat this bill. We'll need the involvement of everyone possible to stop the nuclear/fossil industries this year! Let us know how we can help your efforts.

Finally, if you haven't already: don't forget to sign the Petition for a Sustainable Energy Future at and ask your friends and colleagues to sign it as well!

For a sustainable energy future,

Michael Mariotte
Executive Director
Nuclear Information and Resource Service

For items 3 and 4, see Part 2:
Peak Oil 2006 * Stirling Solution * 9/11 Smoking Gun

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