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12 July 2006

"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people,
it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government -
lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."

-- Patrick Henry

1) Exposing the 9/11 Conspiracy Wingnuts
2) Peaches on the Fed
3) Bernie Sanders and House passes 'Iran Freedom Support Act'

- - Challenge for Vermont Senate and Real Independence
4) Prisons at Center of Damning Report on U.S. Human Rights
5) An important victory for whales and dolphins

Editor's Notes:

Much is taking shape during these July days of heat, saturated rains, drought, inhumane foreign relations, and cover-up on a charade called inevitable death and fascism. It is good thing I am an optimist. Beginning with item five, (following up on my optimism) is a big win for justice and humanity, and whale/dolphin relations regarding low frequency active sonar. Item four is a Damning Report on U.S. Human Rights, especially in exposing the illegal US Prison System. “Prisons are one of the largest growth industries in the United States. With only five percent of the world's population, the U.S. holds about 25 percent of the world's prison population. Because prisons are a closed system, operating in secrecy, the public does not comprehend the extreme forms of abuse, violence, and racism practiced daily behind bars."

Item 3 includes an article on the House passing over the so-called Iran Freedom Support Act, which Rep. Dennis Kucinich said is "a steppingstone to war." The author of the article, Justin Raimondo, writes: “Only 21 members of the House stood up against the bill, which would impose economic sanctions on the Iranians – and openly proclaims the goal of effecting ‘regime change.’ Rep. Ron Paul, a Texas Republican, said the bill reminds him of a 1998 congressional resolution – the Iraq Liberation Act – that paved the way for the Iraqi debacle. Yet most of the ‘antiwar’ contingent in the House of Representatives caved and voted in favor, including Democrats John Conyers, Maxine Waters, Jack Murtha, Bernie Sanders, Barbara Lee, and Lynn Woolsey.” In the next subsection is a press release by a former Green, now Democrat candidate running for the office of US Senator from Vermont, who not only supports a platform for world peace, but also to end the nuclear threat from nuclear power plants and for real 9/11 investigations.

Item 2 is information from Jeremy Lynes, who not only produced an incredibly understandable twenty-minute film on the Federal Reserve, and its relationship to 9/11, but has added that to the excellent Loose Change 2nd Edition and Steven Jones Lecture films, and will send them to you for $1 per DVD plus mailing.

Item 1 is real gem. The article begins by ‘exposing the 9/11 conspiracy wingnuts’ and finds the real kooks in the official government.

Thanks for taking a backwards approach with me in these notes. The best part of it is in reaching one’s destination first, you got there, but then comes the tricky part of filling in the details. And with this thought, think ahead to 9/11/06. What will you be doing? The next FN issue will include plans in New England on the 5th anniversary for peaceful and legal demonstrations at Federal Buildings with our right of FREE SPEECH. The key for awakening the public is in DVD film distribution, and fearlessness, and the backing of all those who served and died by a shadow of deceit and dishonor.

"It is already possible to know, beyond a reasonable doubt,
one very important thing: the destruction of the World Trade Center
was an inside job, orchestrated by terrorists within our own government."

David Ray Griffin

1) Exposing the 9/11 Conspiracy Wingnuts
by Bill Douglas
July, 11, 2006

I began researching the mainstream media coverage of the controversy regarding the attacks of 9/11/2001, when reading an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Newspaper, dated June 29th, 2006. It was titled, "Sept. 11 claim stirs UW probe -- Instructor says U.S. planned the attacks to provoke war." This led to my discovery of some wild conspiracy theorists that endanger our government and media establishments, with quite frankly insane assertions. I'll address this in full in the final paragraph.

Then by using a "google video 9/11" search, I recently viewed a FOX News interview on Hannity and Colmes with an Arab Studies teacher from the University of Wisconsin named Kevin Barrett. I had earlier seen an interview with another, a professor named James Fetzer, University of Minnesota Duluth. A few weeks earlier I had seen an interview on MSNBC Scarborough country interviewing a Mike Berger representing

Some of these guests referred to an organization called "Scholars for 9/11 Truth" with a website, which offered a physics research paper questioning the official explanation of the events of 9/11/2001. While visiting this site, I read that they pointed to the temperatures of the fires in the WTC buildings, and construction of the buildings, and the speed they fell, as evidence they claimed proved that what we saw on 9/11/2001 when the towers fell had to have been the result of a controlled demolition. Like the ones we've seen with Las Vegas hotels being brought down. Their claim was that the WTC buildings could not have been caused solely by the aircraft hitting the WTC buildings that day.

Then, I contacted the office of a Wisconsin State Legislator, Rep. Stephen Nass (R-Whitewater), and asked to speak to someone in the office who could speak on this issue. I asked if he was familiar with the Scholars for 9/11 Truth website, and he replied they had learned of it this week. I asked him if he and the Representative could comment on the charge that the fires on 9/11/2001 in the WTC buildings did not burn hot enough to bring down the buildings, and if he'd read the scholars organization's charge that thermate traces had been found on debris from the fallen towers (thermate indicating demolition type explosives were involved). The gentleman responded that no, they had not looked at this information, and this would not be something they would look at, further indicating that anyone who made such charges was blinded by their hatred of President Bush.

Which leads back to the interviews of guests on the three television news programs. The main theme of all three of the guests on these programs appeared to be concern of the physical evidence of 9/11/2001, mentioned above and particularly regarding the collapse of three of the World Trade Center buildings on that day.

The main themes of the interviewers on these programs appeared to be two-fold:

1) The guests were representing a fringe movement, and most Americans do not dispute the official 9/11 explanation of the 19 hijackers defeating US military and intelligence forces on 9/11/2001.

2) The guests and those they speak for, who question the official 9/11/2001 account, are of questionable sanity

This motivated me to do some research. First I looked at the fringe movement issue that the majority of Americans disagreed with the programs guests and accept the official explanation, and secondly, the sanity and expertise of people like their guests who question the official story of 9/11/2001.

First, regarding the fringe issue, asserting that the guests questioning the events of 9/11 reflected a small minority of American opinion. I looked at the only polls I could find on these questions, and the results were surprising. A CNN viewers poll, which is not scientific, held Wednesday, November 10th, 2005, asked, "Do you believe there is a U.S. government cover-up surrounding 9/11?" 89% replied "Yes," they did believe there was a cover-up by the U.S. Government (9,441 votes), while only 12% felt there was no cover-up. In a national Zogby poll, of May 2006, found that 45%, of the American public felt a new 9/11 investigation should be launched because "so many unanswered questions about 9/11 remain that Congress or an International Tribunal should re-investigate the attacks, including whether any US government officials consciously allowed or helped facilitate their success." An earlier Zogby poll of New York City residents, from August of 2004, found that Half (49.3%) of New Yorkers felt that U.S. government officials "knew in advance that attacks were planned on or around September 11, 2001, and that they consciously failed to act." While 66% of New Yorkers called for a new probe of Unanswered Questions by Congress or New York’s Attorney General.

Now to the second issue the television media interviewers were most concerned with, which was the expertise and sanity of the people demanding a new 9/11 investigation, and some even suggesting possible U.S. government complicity in the attacks of 9/11/2001. Again, a simple google "video 9/11" search, provided a wealth of information. This too yielded some surprising results.

One of the loudest advocates of the most damning charge that "members of the U.S. government actually orchestrated the events of 9/11 to fool the nation into unpopular wars", was not a tree-hugging Green Party activist, but rather a prominent Republican, in fact a Former Chief Economist under George Bush, and professor at Texas A&M, Morgan Reynolds.

Google research of the growing list of other 9/11 skeptics of the official story, some "convinced of U.S. government involvement," while others not going that far, but pointing out that"the official story is highly questionable and demands further investigation," yielded surprising results. Including a host of high level Republican administration officials, defense experts, intelligence experts, and respected scholars, as well as well known celebrities who are now adding the spotlight of their names to the issue of 9/11. Among them were:

Former Director of Advanced Space Programs Development for the U.S.
Air Force, under President Reagan, and combat fighter pilot Col. Robert Bowman
(Caltech Phd in aeronautics and nuclear engineering).

Former CIA Intelligence Advisor to Reagan and George HW Bush and
founder of the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, Ray McGovern

Kevin Ryan, former department head at UL (Underwriter Laboratories) the company which certified the steel which went into the WTCs upon their construction, and inspected it after the WTC collapses in 2001.

Former assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury Senior Research
Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Research Fellow at Stanford's Independent Institute,
and former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, Paul Craig Roberts

Canadian National Defense Minister, the Honourable Paul Hellyer

Minister for the Environment, and Member of Parliament (United Kingdom) Michael Meacher

National Minister of Defense (Germany). Also, served as Minister of Technology Andreas Von Bulow

Former Chief of Staff of the Russian armed forces, and chief of the
department for General affairs in the Soviet Union 's ministry of Defense, General
Leonid Ivashov

Former MI6 British Counter Intelligence Officer, David Shayler

Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota,
former Marine Corps officer, author or editor of more than 20
books, and co-chair of Scholars For 9/11 Truth, James Fetzer

Professor of Physics, Brigham Young University, and co-chair of
Scholars For 9/11 Truth, Steven Jones

Emeritus Professor of Philosophy of Religion & Theology, Claremont
Graduate University, and author or editor of some 30 books, including
"The New Pearl Harbor" and "The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions"

Professor of mathematics, University of Western Ontario, and founder
of the Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven (SPINE), A.K Dewdney

Aircraft crash investigation authority, USAF Col. (Ret) George Nelson

Former chief Pentagon arms negotiator for the Middle East, USAF Col.
(Ret) Don de Grand-Pre

Actor Charlie Sheen (Platoon, Wall Street, etc.)

Actor, Ed Asner

Actor, Ed Begley, Jr

So, now that we've examined the two main issues of concern for the television news interviewers, which was the "fringe" aspect of the questioners, and the "sanity/expertise" issue, it appears those arguments are very weak arguments, really with no merit at all. Obviously tens of millions of Americans, according to polls, want a new investigation into 9/11/2001 and have a strong suspicion of U.S. government involvement at some level. Obviously not all of the national defense, intelligence, aeronautics, physics and engineering experts questioning the official story of 9/11 are insane or unqualified to comment.

This begs the question, in the face of such obvious facts, why do our media personalities continue to attempt to throw out accusations that are patently untrue regarding those who question the official story? When a television news interviewer continues to ask questions and make assertions that he or she knows to be untrue, this would challenge the expertise and sanity, not of their guests, but of the television news interviewer.

The 9/11 truth movement appears to be growing rapidly, and involving people of substantial credentials and expertise. As television and some radio personalities continue to behave in what obviously is an insane behavior, what do we do? Can we get our national media any psychological help? If not, it would be wise to relieve them of their positions at least. I feel increasingly uneasy about millions of young minds being exposed night after night to comments and opinions by people who increasingly appear to be insane, yet in positions of authority.

Of course the concern here is larger. If there is any possibility or doubt about whether the events of 9/11/2001 were participated in by members of our own government, then our entire democracy and world peace would be strengthened by getting to the bottom of the true facts of this pinnacle event of our time. It would be unhealthy to leave a cloud of doubt hanging over such assertions. There should be a full fledged national debate, experts from all sides should be interviewed on national media to get to the bottom of this once and for all. Our Congress should launch investigations into the physics questions that are causing so many to doubt the official story. No matter where anyone stands on this issue, this is obviously the only path to national healing and trust.

However, this debate on national media cannot occur if the interviewers hired by national media continue to behave in an insane irrational behavior, like "conspiracy theory wing-nuts." You see, too many of our media spokespersons on television and radio adhere to a wild conspiracy theory.

Their theory is that anyone who looks into the facts of the events of one of the most important issues in history is alone, and insane, but yet somehow organized in some united conspiratorial effort. Of course, the facts fly in the face of this conspiracy theory, but these media personalities appear unable to grasp reality even when it is pointed out to them.

For media reading this article, time will tell whether you are an insane conspiracy theorist or not. If you too, are among the insane in our media, the public will likely eventually demand your resignation. As one who writes sometimes on parental issues, I believe it is unhealthy to have insane people in charge of the national information highways our children are taught to watch. We need sane media people who look at facts regarding issues, not ones who launch into insane screeds of paranoia to avoid reality.

Also, you may recall that when I contacted State Representative, Stephen Nass' office, his aid stated that they were aware of but not interested in and would not look at the physics facts provided by the website Scholars for 9/11 Truth, However, they did want to fire a university teacher for presenting facts, many of which were available on that site. To fire someone for presenting facts, facts that you dispute, yet have no idea what those facts are, and are unwilling to look at them to find out what they are . . . is also insane. Again, as someone who writes on parenting issues, as a concerned parent as well, America should also consider retiring our insane government officials who fire people for facts they aren't aware of and are unwilling to look at. These politicians apparently assert some wild conspiracy theory that millions of Americans are questioning the events of 9/11 because they are "Bush haters" according to the aid at Nass' office. This kind of delusional paranoia by our elected officials is of particular concern. Such wild eyed conspiratorialists should not be allowed in government.

Bill Douglas, author of "The Amateur Parent - A Book on Life, Death, War & Peace, and Everything Else in the Universe"
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For more resources on this topic, see:

Bush Conspiracy and 9/11 Investigative Reports,

looking into the unanswered questions.

2) Peaches on the Fed

The Federal Reserve shifted the nature of our money from one of bona fide, intrinsic value to one based on credit...or debt. Jeremy Lynes has produced a 20 minute synopsis of this issue and how it relates to 9/11, which has been added to 9/11 truth DVDs, Loose Change 2nd Edition, and lecture by Steven E. Jones, 9/11 Revisited: Scientific & Ethical Questions.

If you speak with anyone convinced that the Bush administration was complicit with the cover-up and actions of 9/11, they will tell you they watched such 9/11 truth films. These DVDs are the antidote to the brainwashed media-controlled conditions we are living under. It is time to get our heads out of the sand, and oil and greed-nuke-threat empire.

Congressman Ron Paul has a good article on the threat of the Federal Reserve banking system at his website, called: The End of Dollar Hegemony

If anyone wants a copy of Loose Change or Steven Jones with the Fed addendum, Jeremy Lynes supplies them for $1 each, labeled and with envelope, (though you may have to insert them). Bulk Price is 80 cents each if you get 100 or more. Shipping is extra, add for postage: $1 for 1-2, $2 for 3-5, $3 for 6-10, $4 for 11-20, $5 for 21-30, $6 for 30-50, $7 for 51-100

Mail checks to:


Can do paypal; just enter Jeremy’s
email address -
Telephone (404)892-7114

List of available films:

1. LOOSE CHANGE 2ND EDITION with Federal Reserve addendum
2. Proffessor Steven Jones of BYU lecture on collapse of WTC
3. 911 MARTIAL LAW by Alex Jones
4. 911 Road to Tyranny by Alex Jones
5. Painful Deptions; and David Ray Griffin 911 Lecture on C-span2
6. Aerosol Crimes... (on Chemtrails)
7. TerrorStorm by Alex Jones
8. DVD DATA DISC...Hours of 911 and related video shows, audio
shows and 1,000's of saved websites, viewable on computer only.

For more on the above and other resources, see:

Films that Make a Difference!

3) Bernie Sanders and House passes 'Iran Freedom Support Act'

- - Challenge for Vermont Senate and Real Independence

Steppingstone to War
House passes 'Iran Freedom Support Act'

by Justin Raimondo
Published by - April 28, 2006

It is "a steppingstone to war," said Rep. Dennis Kucinich, during the debate over the so-called Iran Freedom Support Act, and if this vote is any measure of the degree of congressional opposition to the looming prospect of war with Tehran, then we have a lot to worry about.

Only 21 members of the House stood up against the overwhelming bipartisan wave of support for the bill, which would impose economic sanctions on the Iranians – and openly proclaims the goal of effecting "regime change." Rep. Ron Paul, a Texas Republican, said the bill reminds him of a 1998 congressional resolution – the Iraq Liberation Act – that paved the way for the Iraqi debacle. Yet most of the "antiwar" contingent in the House of Representatives caved and voted in favor, including Democrats John Conyers, Maxine Waters, Jack Murtha, Bernie Sanders, Barbara Lee, and Lynn Woolsey.

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- - Challenge for Vermont Senate and Real Independence

HillSenateNOW - P R E S S R E L E A S E
38 Summer St., Wednesday July 12, 2006
Montpelier 05602; Vermont State House
contact 229-1890 - Room 11, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Craig Hill, announced candidate in the US Senate Democratic primary race, will ask several important questions at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday July 12 at the Statehouse in Montpelier regarding the rest of the field.

Hill will present a form mandated by the Secretary of State and ask, "Inasmuch as a consent form, complete with signature of candidate affixed, under no protestation or compulsion by another, must accompany the necessary number of signed petitions before that candidate can appear on the primary ballot, how will Bernie Sanders bring himself to do that which throughout his entire career he has virulently refused to do: Run as a dreaded Democrat?"

Hill posed this question in response to a plan, stated according to the AP Saturday July 9 by state Democratic leadership, (a) to forestall the possibility the Democratic nomination may be won by rival candidate Larry Drown, (b) to vacate the ballot line of the state's Democrats once Bernie won it so, illogically, he can run as the Independent he will have and has always run as anyway, and (c) to guarantee there will be no splitting of the vote in case Drown won---although Larry Drown's policies resemble that of the Republicans', and would if anything draw from them, not from Bernie.

"Further", wrote Hill, "there will be no splitting of the vote were I to win the Democratic primary, because of the quid pro quo I offered at my press conference of June 21, which would cause me to throw my support to Sanders within two weeks of the general election if polls were to show that I would help elect a Republican to the Senate, which under no circumstances would I do.

"So there is no fear for the Democratic leadership that that vote would be split. There is, however, a very real fear for Democrats that state Democratic leaders would design a plan by which the ballot line of Vermont Democrats would be summarily discarded, as if they, their input and their votes were worthless, due to one candidate's long-avowed distaste to be associated with, let alone be part of, the Democratic Party he would, according to plan, hypocritically sign a consent form to only temporarily represent."

Hill will respond to the longstanding accusation, if raised, that Bernie Sanders was so affected while listening to the Inaugural Address of the late John F Kennedy on January 20, 1961, that he vomited.

"Sanders has gotten a free ride for decades now by the voters of a party he is on record refusing to be part of", wrote Hill. "It's time Democrats found out just how distasteful running as a Democrat would be for him, whether he would find it beneath himself to debate in forums before Democratic audiences this summer, which Larry Drown and I are organizing, and whether he would sign a form he would dishonor by upchucking the Democratic ballot line in September."

Hill said he may even bring a bust of the late President Kennedy to the press conference, "one I bought when I was 13, within a month of JFK's murder, one which I have lugged around with me all these years I considered myself a Democrat and which I still have on my writing desk, to remind me of the justice which must be reckoned with by an awakened citizenry to the deeds of traitors who are dismantling the Constitution with nary a peep of strong, organized protest from candidates selected by the opposition party which doesn't really oppose.

"And the proof of that pudding is Mr Sanders' vote this April 27th for the Iran Freedom Support Act, which encourages Bush toward even more regime change in the Mideast, and which proves Mr. Sanders, along with the Democrats who created that pro-Bush vote of 387-21, have sold their souls to the neonazis running this country, and the planet, into the ground."

For more on Craig Hill,
check out:

4) Prisons at Center of Damning Report on U.S. Human Rights
Published July 12, 2006 by
Prisons at Center of Damning Report on U.S. Human Rights
by Haider Rizvi

UNITED NATIONS - Rights advocacy groups in the United States are calling for the United Nations to take note of the gross human rights violations being committed in their country.

A coalition of human and civil rights organizations Monday sent a 465-page report to a key United Nations committee, which details ongoing abuses of human rights across the United States.

The "shadow report" comes at a time when the Geneva-based UN Committee on Human Rights is about to complete its findings on human rights abuses in the United States.

The UN inquiry into the United States' human rights conduct is part of a review process that takes place every four years for countries that have ratified the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights, also known as the "International Bill of Rights."

As a signatory to the treaty, the U.S. government is bound to respond to the Committee's questions on human rights. The official U.S. response to the UN inquiry is due next week.

Rights groups say the Bush administration is expected to defend its human rights record, as it did in the past in response to the UN findings on torture, which called in February for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp.

"It's time for the United States to own up to its responsibility and acknowledge its patterns of human rights violations," says Tonya McClary of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker human rights group, which is part of the coalition that prepared the report for the UN.

The report documents various forms of human rights abuses in the United States, which include police brutality, abuse of immigrants, racial discrimination, and the use of torture in prisons.

"Prisons are one of the largest growth industries in the United States," according to the AFSC. With only five percent of the world's population, the U.S. holds about 25 percent of the world's prison population.

"The principle offender is the prison system," says McClary, who co-authored the report, entitled, "In the Shadows of the War on Terror: Persistent Police Brutality and Abuse in the United States."

"Because prisons are a closed system, operating in secrecy, the public does not comprehend the extreme forms of abuse, violence, and racism practiced daily behind bars."

Truncated, for the complete article, see:

For more on this topic, see:
A Nation Behind Bars: the buried talents of a population.

5) An important victory for whales and dolphins

The following is from Frances Beinecke, President,
National Resources Defense Council
Subject: An important victory for whales!

Dear NRDC BioGems Defender,

I'm writing to report a big stride in our campaign to protect whales and other marine mammals from mid-frequency naval sonar.

Two weeks ago, NRDC attorneys raced to court to block the U.S. Navy from unleashing a barrage of ear-splitting sonar into the waters off Hawaii as part of a massive military training exercise. Whales exposed to mid-frequency sonar have repeatedly stranded and died on beaches around the world -- but the Navy refused to adopt even common-sense measures during peacetime exercises to help protect marine life from this deadly threat.

In an infuriating attempt to avoid our lawsuit, the Navy took the unprecedented step -- on the eve of the Fourth of July weekend – of declaring itself exempt from the primary U.S. law that requires measures to protect marine mammals. But the court sided with us and found that the Navy's planned sonar use violated a second key environmental law as well, noting that NRDC had submitted "considerable convincing scientific evidence" of the dangers of sonar to marine life.

The judge prohibited the Navy from going forward with its sonar use as planned and ordered the Navy to sit down with NRDC and decide on a set of protective measures to be put in place during the month-long exercise. In the settlement reached last Friday after days of tough negotiation with our attorneys, the Navy will be required to create a sonar-free buffer zone around the newly established Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument, as well as significantly improve its monitoring of marine mammals during sonar drills and implement other important safeguards.

This is an important victory, but much more needs to be done to protect whales and other marine life from high-intensity sonar, especially in biologically rich waters. As our campaign moves forward, we will continue to depend on your generous support and activism to compel the Navy to limit its use of harmful mid-frequency sonar. I hope you'll go to right now and make a contribution to support our ongoing legal efforts.

On behalf of our entire legal team, I want to thank you for coming to the defense of marine mammals around the world.


Frances Beinecke
Natural Resources Defense Council

For more on this issue, see:

The harmful impact on Whales and Dolphins
by the U.S. Navy's experimental use of active sonar systems

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