Tuesday, July 31, 2007

German band tells it like it is....

New Crop Circles

New Crop Circles in the UK, Switzerland, Belgium and Germany.


Green Street, Nr Avebury, Wiltshire. Reported 29th July.









Sunday, July 29, 2007

Rockefeller Admitted Elite Goal Of Microchipped Population (with Video)

Paul Joseph Watson Visit Author's Website

July 29, 2007

Hollywood director Russo goes in-depth for first time on the astounding admissions of Nick Rockefeller, including his prediction of 9/11 and the war on terror hoax, the Rockefeller's creation of women's lib, and the elite's ultimate plan for world population reduction and a microchipped society

Hollywood director and documentary film maker Aaron Russo has gone in-depth on the astounding admissions of Nick Rockefeller, who personally told him that the elite's ultimate goal was to create a microchipped population and that the war on terror was a hoax, Rockefeller having predicted an "event" that would trigger the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan eleven months before 9/11.

Rockefeller also told Russo that his family's foundation had created and bankrolled the women's liberation movement in order to destroy the family and that population reduction was a fundamental aim of the global elite.

Russo is perhaps best known for producing Trading Places starring Eddie Murphy but was more recently in the spotlight for his exposé of the criminal run for profit federal reserve system, the documentary America From Freedom to Fascism.

Currently undergoing more treatme

nt in his fight against cancer, Russo made time for a sit down interview with radio host and fellow documentary film maker Alex Jones in which he dropped bombshell after bombshell on what Rockefeller had told him about the direction the world was being steered towards by the global elite.

You can watch a fourteen minute segment of the interview below.

After his popular video Mad As Hell was released and he began his campaign to become Governor of Nevada, Russo was noticed by Rockefeller and introduced to him by a female attorney. Seeing Russo's passion and ability to affect change, Rockefeller set about on a subtle mission to recruit Russo into the elite.

During one conversation, Rockefeller asked Russo if he was interested in joining the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) but Russo rejected the invitation, saying he had no interest in "enslaving the people" to which Rockefeller coldly questioned why he cared about the "serfs."

"I used to say to him what's the point of all this," states Russo, "you have all the money in the world you need, you have all the power you need, what's the point, what's the end goal?" to which Rockefeller replied (paraphrasing), "The end goal is to get everybody chipped, to control the whole society, to have the bankers and the elite people control the world."

Rockefeller even assured Russo that if he joined the elite his chip would be specially marked so as to avoid undue inspection by the authorities.

Russo states that Rockefeller told him, "Eleven months before 9/11 happened there was going to be an event and out of that event we were going to invade Afghanistan to run pipelines through the Caspian sea, we were going to invade Iraq to take over the oil fields and establish a base in the Middle East, and we'd go after Chavez in Venezuela."

Rockefeller also told Russo that he would see soldiers looking in caves in Afghanistan and Pakistan for Osama bin Laden and that there would be an "Endless war on terror where there's no real enemy and the whole thing is a giant hoax," so that "the government could take over the American people," according to Russo, who said that Rockefeller was cynically laughing and joking as he made the astounding prediction.

In a later conversation, Rockefeller asked Russo what he thought women's liberation was about. Russo's response that he thought it was about the right to work and receive equal pay as men, just as they had won the right to vote, caused Rockefeller to laughingly retort, "You're an idiot! Let me tell you what that was about, we the Rockefeller's funded that, we funded women's lib, we're the one's who got all of the newspapers and television - the Rockefeller Foundation."

Rockefeller told Russo of two primary reasons why the elite bankrolled women's lib, one because before women's lib the bankers couldn't tax half the population and two because it allowed them to get children in school at an earlier age, enabling them to be indoctrinated into accepting the state as the primary family, breaking up the traditional family model.

This revelation dovetails previous admissions on behalf of feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem (pictured) that the CIA bankrolled Ms. Magazine as part of the same agenda of breaking up traditional family models.

Rockefeller was often keen to stress his idea that "the people have to be ruled" by an elite and that one of the tools of such power was population reduction, that there were "too many people in the world," and world population numbers should be reduced by at least half.

One issue which has spiraled out of control of the elite according to Rockefeller's conversations with Russo, is the Israel-Palestine conflict, with serious thinking at one stage revolving around the bizarre notion of giving Israeli citizens one million dollars each and relocating them all in the state of Arizona.

The Shift Movie


Thursday, July 26, 2007

If you see something, say something (to Big Brother)

If you see something, say something
By Jerry Mazza
Online Journal Associate Editor

Jul 25, 2007, 00:54

Catchy, isn’t it? It’s the theme line of the New York City, Metropolitan Transit Authority’s advertising campaign that has run from 2002 through 2007. It’s a call to keep our eyes open for “terrorists” and to be the eyes of the law wherever we are, as if there weren’t enough eyes and cameras already.

The slogan runs on bus panels and posters in subway cars. It often shows an abandoned black bag looking ominously at you with the theme line above it. Sometimes there’s a robot on wheels about to snatch the case for detonation. Ah well, fellas, I do see something here, and I’d like to say something.

I see that black bag of Fear as the Pandora’s Box of the Bush administration. If you open it, you’ll see everything from the dinosauric Office of Homeland Security chewing up $46 billion this year to find purported terrorists in every corner, under every bench, newsstand, subway car and bus. In fact, Fear has come to be color-coded daily in yellow, orange, and red, so the frightened know just how bad to feel and how to color-coordinate. It’s called mind-and-body-and-soul (MBS) control.

In contrast, whenever you get a surge of courage to be, do, act, say what you want to say, which isn’t what the administration wants you to say, I see you can get towed away indefinitely under the USAPATRIOT Act. You could end up at Gitmo marching around in chains behind barbed wire fences, accused of being an enemy combatant, deprived of your rights as a prisoner of war according to the Geneva Conventions. Or you could be rendered to some foreign country where torture is okay, a national pastime. And what with the loss of Habeas Corpus, I see you or I could rot there forever.

I see our country gone to war in Iraq unilaterally, against the wishes of allies and the UN, on false premises, false intelligence, nonexistent WMD. Five years later, after a bogus election and the setup of a puppet government, I see us still slopping through the mud of the New Vietnam. I see hundreds of thousands of Iraqi citizens dead, countless numbers wounded, 3,600 Americans dead along with thousands of casualties, and hundreds of billions spent to bring you this epic disaster. I see poor urban blacks and Hispanics, poor rural white guys fighting, dying, with very few sons of the rich, and only a few sons of the Congress. And I see the poor struggling in ghettos to survive the bullets of power.

I see America’s game plan to build a circle of bases around Afghanistan, so they can attack Iran, the Caspian Sea Region, and even Pakistan if it becomes necessary. I see Afghanistan’s puppet President Karzai pathetically encouraging us as the Taliban creeps back in. I see his country’s production of opium at an all-time “high,” ready to turn into heroine and make its way to American streets, into the arms of American kids, hardened junkies, and dysfunctional victims everywhere.

I see the CIA aiding and abetting its transport as per usual. I see us using the dope loot to prop up our shadow government and help pay for black ops around the world, i.e., assassinations like the president of Lebanon, and for the subversion of other governments, the propping up of more “friendly puppets” everywhere. I see us blaming Syria for Lebanon’s loss, though Syria’s army has pulled its last units out of Lebanon, and either country possibly next on our hit list, that is, before or after Iran.

I see Israel continuing to swallow Palestine, dividing and conquering Hamas, Hezbollah and Fatah. And yet I see Jewish communities protected and thriving in Iran. I see Russia forced into a new cold war by George W. Bush, who insists he's going to deploy missile "defense" systems near Russia's borders, and who thinks it's okay to use nuclear weapons. I see us forcing Putin into nuclear confrontation as we continue to mess with countries surrounding Russia.

I see a fascist corporatism pumping money into every bad plan George W. Bush & Company have for America, the drum continuing to roll for privatization of Social Security and elimination of Medicare and Medicaid. I see the pounding away of unions, pensions, health benefits, leaving a Wal-Mart society for workers and consumers. I see the introduction of junk religion into every aspect of our intellectual, scientific, political and artistic life, the corruption of rational thought for faith-based retrogressive, generally racist organizations of the right, televangelists of the night. Pat Robertson & Company, you know who you are.

I see the entire New Deal and Franklin Roosevelt’s vision of serving the “common good” coming under attack by the nefarious neocon “Constitution in Exile Group,” who would like to overturn the 1937 Supreme Court’s backing of New Deal legislation and the powers Roosevelt necessarily assumed to save his country from disaster -- one created in large part by Republicans and free market speculators -- who are now as then looting America mercilessly, destroying its infrastructure, castrating its industry, sending millions to the streets unemployed.

I see our so-called terror protectors as the real terrorists. I see the CIA forcing NORAD to stand down on 9/11 because there were some dozen anti-terror hijacking drills that day. I see the World Trade Center hit by airliners that didn’t have the power to bring them down, burning in a half-hour to an hour-and-a-half with the fire of jet fuel not hot enough to melt steel. I see the Towers come down in a matter of 10 seconds, the speed of gravity, in each case, and falling, being exploded in neat heaps of rubble. I see the exploded clouds of concrete and asbestos, detonations from the bottom to the tops of the Towers.

I see Tower 7, pulled on Larry Silverstein’s orders, eight hours after the initial hits. I see that internal demolition is impossible unless a building is prepared months in advance, as were the Towers, including 7. I see Marvin Bush walking away from the board of directors of Securacom, the company in charge of World Trade Center security from 1993 to 9/11. I see it relieved of its duties then, changing its name to Stratosec.

I see fellow Americans, friends, neighbors, even family, often afraid to broach any of these subjects, often totally asleep to them, especially as media moguls and the administration claim every shred of truth to be “conspiracy theory,” the great black curtain they sweep down before the daily drama to keep all but a few in the dark.

I see all the forensic evidence, the molten steel, a hundred thousand tons of it, spirited away like booty by Giuliani in a matter of eight months to bury the truth, like the bodies of the victims buried originally in ash, trash and steel. And nearly six years later, I see no building to replace the gone WTC. And I see Larry Silverstein, its lessee, with about a $4.5 billion insurance award in all. I see the tapes of the crashes of that day over and over again, and they make me angry and amazed the government got away with murder . . .

What I don’t see are Muslim terrorists, who supposedly perished in the attack. I do see one of the so-called hijacker’s passport miraculously popped up in the massive mess of the World Trade Center, in tact, like a poppy planted in a graveyard. I see none of the terrorists names on any of the flight manifests.

Yet I see Zacharias Moussaoui plead guilty to knowing about the 9/11 terror plot, although he was in jail at the time of the attack for an immigration violation. I see him convicted for 9/11 in lieu of our being unable to produce bin Laden or anything but photos of the so-called perps. I see a kangaroo court masquerading as justice for the 3,000 victims of 9/11. I see the whitewashed 9/11 Commission Report as a huge waste of paper. I see a supposedly dead Khalid Sheik Mohammed also railroaded into a confession of pre, post and all 9/11 terror.

I see the former neocon Congress trying to frantically ram the privatization of Social Security down our throats, even though they knew it could have bankrupted Social Security. But I see that they knew that. After all, George Schultz, eminent founding neocon, helped privatization happen in Chile, with the help of murderous Dictator Augusto Pinochet. The worker’s funds were thoroughly looted, and thus the neocons in the administration assumed that they could pull off the same trick here.

I see them propping up Wall Street with hedge fund profits and low-interest money borrowed from Japan and China. I see the US’s anemic dollar and its financial bubble expanding until one day it pops and we’re totally drowning in debt, screwed into poverty as a people. By then, I see the elites ruling like feudal kings with their billions in sequestered gold. I see the politicians lolling in their payoffs from large corporations and tax cuts to the rich. They will have profited from the SS bankruptcy, the relaxation of most all FDA food and drug standards, the EPA burying all environmental standards. I see this while the military industrial complex and corporatism, in general, turn democracy into total fascism.

I see a Democratic Congress today without the power or conviction to bring about an immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq.

I see the Pentagon and its war machine in war crimes of the most heinous variety, murder, rape, torture, electro-shock, would-be drowning, intimidation by dogs and sexual humiliation. And I see it blessed by Alberto Gonzalez, head of our Department of Injustice. I see us seen by the world as a War Criminal Nation, not unlike Germany under the reign of the Nazis or Italy under Mussolini. I see our actions blessed by any number of Conservative Christian groups who claim we are living in the End Times, so what does it matter anyway. The good (them) will be swept in the Rapture any minute.

I see the executive branch as well as the legislative branch having pushed all these same religious-oriented Conservative Christians into judgeships, at all levels all the way to the Supreme Court, in order to control and corrupt the judicial branch of our government, aligning it with the earlier Conservative Christian Congress and remaining Conservative Christian executive branch, fulfilling the deepest fears of our forefathers, which is to eliminate our entire system of checks and balances, the foundation of our democratic system. I see them in league with an Israeli-American Mafia, created to dominate the Mid-East for its oil.

Beyond these misguided souls, I see the cruel calculating oligarchic families and cadres of the past, the Bush family among them, hoping to reinstate their fascist power, just as Prescott Bush financed Hitler and the Third Reich, as Henry Ford built cars and a plant on the Rhine for the Nazis, and even Watson of IBM gave the Nazis the early computing technology for the internment camps. I see standing next to them, the British monarchy, with all its billions stowed away in private banks, being part and parcel of the worldwide oligarchy that would repress the working class, the middle class and the poor, and reverse the democratic and economic gains of history, from the Renaissance on.

I see that the British Royals played patsy with Hitler until the near point-of-no-return, until they were bombed into near submission. I see Churchill replacing Chamberlain and Winston allying himself with Franklin Roosevelt, and becoming the allies that we thought once and for all had permanently crushed the vermin Nazis. But I see the vermin have crawled back from the primordial slime, the Nazis who escaped to South America, to America as our rocket scientists, to Russia as same. And those who simply remained in the woodwork of Europe and then NATO -- aided and abetted by conservative mentors like Allan and John Foster Dulles, our staunch protectors against Communism, which system was finally bankrupted by the West.

I see the rise of these dark forces in the Western world once again rattling sabers at the Mid and Far East, in the hope of reinforcing their own perverse need to exist, perpetuating hostilities, fear and the terror created in their own greed, misogyny, and brutality. I see in their progress the establishment of worldwide money laundries, such as the late BCCI, patronized by the Bush and Saudi families among other criminal forces; by Mafias of the world, using their ill-gotten gains to control economies for their own profit, and to subvert legitimate governments and reform movements around the world, through murder, death squads, counter-revolution, the offering of arms and other resources to these forces, as in the Iran-contra scheme, to the toppling of the duly elected governments around the world.

I see these forces actively resisting any call to preserve our natural resources. Instead I see an oil-drunk addicted, corrupting and corrupted oligarchy pressing on to despoil every inch of the earth in quest of profit at the expense of life-systems. In fact, I see the dread HAARP program, the instrument of dark angels, with the potential to manipulate weather systems as well as destroy human and animal life in vast tsunami-like incidents. I see New Orleans going under again due to its once again under-built levees.

I see the rise of Satanic worship, Bohemian Groves of the soul, the darkest side of the human psyche, Skull and Boners at play and in tandem with these forces, often masking themselves as Christian, whose only religion is human sacrifice for their unholy ends. That is what I see. Yet rather than report it as the ads suggest to the police, whom I believe to be the instruments of these same forces, I am reporting them to you, America, and the world, and asking you to be aware. These are the real terrorists. Prepare yourself to combat them, because they are coming for us, one and all, whether we like it or not.

I see that they are the venial corrupt politicians like George Bush, Karl Rove and Dick Cheney, pulling the strings of their Libby-like flunkies. And they are the Luciferian Bush Sr. & Company redux. I see them and their effects not just in New York City, at the still hole-in-the-ground of Ground Zero, but in the interconnected cabals of world finance, international money laundries, contracted terrorists, and their Saudi connections.

Be aware. This is the real red alert. If you see something, say something -- however you can -- while you still can. Because I see a “Veil of Surveillance” already descending on lower Manhattan with more than 100 cameras, creating a ring of so-called visual steel, in which sooner or later we will all be trapped. Just as the families of the 9/11 victims, the last of them, take the payoff money (not justice) from the Compensation Fund for the loss of their loved ones without a whimper.

And beyond this horizon of despair, the scorched earth and ruined cities, I see a human renaissance. I see a triumph of spirit, heart, and mind beyond these seven dark years of apocalypse. I see a cleansing light breaking beyond the poisoned seas, even the torch of Lady Liberty lit one more time, as humanity circles its steps to the top and waves its soiled hat to the sky.

Jerry Mazza is a free-lance writer living NYC. Reach him at gvmaz@verizon.net.

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Saturday, July 21, 2007

The Consequences of PRE-JUDGING


By Malcolm Forbes

A lady in a faded gingham dress and her husband, dressed in a homespun threadbare suit, stepped off the train in Boston, and walked timidly without an appointment into the Harvard University President's outer office.

The secretary could tell in a moment that such backwoods, country hicks had no business at Harvard and probably didn't even deserve to be in Cambridge.

"We'd like to see the president," the man said softly.

"He'll be busy all day," the secretary snapped.

"We'll wait," the lady replied.

For hours the secretary ignored them, hoping that the couple would finally become discouraged and go away. They didn't, and the secretary grew frustrated and finally decided to disturb the president, even though it was a chore she always regretted.

"Maybe if you see them for a few minutes, they'll leave!" she said to him.

He sighed in exasperation and nodded. Someone of his importance obviously didn't have the time to spend with them, and he detested gingham dresses and homespun suits cluttering up his outer office.

The president, stern faced and with dignity, strutted toward the couple.

The lady told him, "We had a son who attended Harvard for one year. He loved Harvard. He was happy here. But about a year ago, he was accidentally killed. My husband and I would like to erect a memorial to him, somewhere on campus."

The president wasn't touched. He was shocked. "Madam," he said, gruffly, "we can't put up a statue for every person who attended Harvard and died. If we did, this place would look like a cemetery."

"Oh, no," the lady explained quickly. "We don't want to erect a statue. We thought we would like to give a building to Harvard."

The president rolled his eyes. He glanced at the gingham dress and homespun suit, then exclaimed, "A building! Do you have any earthly idea how much a building costs? We have over seven and a half million dollars in the physical buildings here at Harvard."

For a moment the lady was silent. The president was pleased. Maybe he could get rid of them now.

The lady turned to her husband and said quietly, "Is that all it costs to start a university? Why don't we just start our own? "

Her husband nodded. The president's face wilted in confusion and bewilderment.

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Stanford got up and walked away, traveling to Palo Alto, California where they established the university that bears their name, Stanford University, a memorial to a son that Harvard no longer cared about.

You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who they think can do nothing for them.

Bush - Please go fight your own war in Iraq

Friday, July 20, 2007


20th July, 2007

The upliftment following "Fire the Grid" is being carried forward, and it is a milestone in your efforts to bring a new reality to Earth. Your general awakening proceeds at a pace that is consistent with the levels required to bring that elusive peace that so many now seek. It is coming and will break upon the scene without any difficulty, as it will fulfil the yearning desires of a world that has tired of continual wars and confrontation.

The place of Lightworkers is to continue bringing the Light to Earth, and thus maintain a balance that does not allow the dark to extend their control upon it. Indeed, with the awakening that gathers speed, the Light has brought doubt amongst some of those who have unquestionably supported them. They are beginning to see the broader picture, and that the future of the Human Race is dependent upon the vision held in the mass consciousness. The ravages of war and the curtailment of your freedom, has brought out the realisation that your leaders do not any longer reflect the desires of the majority of the people.

The dark are clever at getting your attention, and take away your focus upon the new path for Man. The Light as ever comes into being without hardly being noticed, and continues its cleansing and revealing of the truth. It is vital that you are open to new ideas as the answers to your problems are all around you. The first step is the coming together of people with like minds, and often the smaller groups can achieve a lot more than the larger ones. They can carry out their work relatively unnoticed, and as the links between them grow so their power to bring changes becomes more potent.

We never tire of telling you that all proceeds well, but do understand your frustration while you wait for some tangible signs that the changes are about to manifest. The fact is that everything is set for the final showdown, and it is vital that it occurs in such a way so as to satisfy those people who are not so well informed. At first the removal of the Bush administration will cause widespread shock and disbelief, and a degree of fear as to what will take its place. This is why we have plans that will take care of the need to enlighten people as soon as possible. Fortunately, on Earth communications are now worldwide and instantaneous and it presents no problems at all. By using our own technology along with yours, we shall present a clear and precise report as to what has occurred. More importantly we will take time to fully explain why we are here, and how we shall work together in the interests of all people to bring worldwide peace.

Your needs are many, and the first requirements are to create an environment that is healthy. Secondly, to ensure everyone has their most basic needs covered to overcome the lack of adequate housing, and the comforts that should go with it such as food and water. In a world of plenty there is sufficient to provide everyone with what they need to exist. We shall go further and bring you up to a higher standard beyond what most people presently enjoy. No task connected with this plan will take very long, and we know that once you are happy and contented we can proceed with your spiritual well being.

There is much in your beliefs that is holding you back, and causing friction between the different groups. This relates to your personal understanding as to the purpose of life, and equally important the history of the Earth and your place in it. You do not have any responsibility for not having realised how the truth has been manipulated in the past. It has been deliberately falsified to keep you under the power of those who have served themselves, by preventing you from finding the truth. It is your sovereignty that has been taken from you, and with it your loss of freedom. You are now sufficiently intelligent to see through the intentions of those who historically have suppressed the truth for their own gain. Not only that, they have implanted their teachings deep into your sub-consciousness, so that they would seem to be your own beliefs.

You can see that your awakening is not just of a spiritual nature, although that is most important to you. Without knowing your true past, it takes away a link with your journey through time when you were Higher Beings of the Light. Your existence is not by chance or some natural progression from a single cell. You originally came through the dimensions from the levels of pure Light as a fully evolved Being, spending your initial time in the etheric realms of Earth. It was your choice to move into the lower vibrations and experience physicality, and you were given the freedom to create your own path. At the point when you became completely absorbed by them, you attracted the attention of lesser Beings whose influence you have been under ever since.

You may ask why you were allowed to be misled, but that is because of the Law of Attraction and it is immutable. The same Law now allows for Higher Beings to come into your dimension, as you have lifted yourselves out of the lower vibrations sufficiently to complete this cycle. It is no wonder that we totally admire what you have achieved, without knowing the truth about yourselves and your Oneness with All That Is. That is now changing as you become more receptive to the truth, and have broken out of a belief system that held you captive.

It is a wonderful time in your evolution, and as you have lifted up you have grasped your ability to determine your own future. You have found your power through recognising the love within; the energy that is Light and the creative force of the Universe. All truth is within, and when you can quiet the mind and link with your Higher Self you are becoming whole once again. You are returning from whence you came eons of time ago, and your days in duality are numbered so that this cycle can be completed according to Divine Decree.

I am Atmos and from Sirius, and ask that you let no one distract you from reaching your goal, it is your destiny and we of the Galactic Federation are soon to arrive amongst you to fulfil our role in helping you do so. You may not always be aware of the immense love that is accompanying you on your journey, but be assured it is there for your upliftment. Let us all become One in Love and Light, and our joy and happiness will have no limitations.

Thank you Atmos.

Mile Quinsey

Keith Olbermann

Dear Family and Friends,

I invite you to look at this video by Keith Olbermann. I also hope
you will pass it on to your e-mail list because Olbermann says so well,
for all of us, that which we just cannot find the words to express
ourselves. Keith Olbermann is quite a remarkable person. I am sure
he is the subject of many threats because he is so outspoken. I feel
we all must voice our support for what he has the guts to do.

Thank you Keith Olbermann.


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Mandela and ‘The Elders’ Aim to Save the World

by Kate Snow

Published on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 by ABC News


JOHANNESBURG — The Elders, a new alliance made up of an elite group of senior statesmen dedicated to solving thorny global problems, unveiled itself today in Johannesburg. The rollout coincided with founding member Nelson Mandela’s 89th birthday.

After a grand entrance, Mandela, the former South African president, announced the rest of the Elders.

The members include Desmond Tutu, South African archbishop emeritus of Capetown; former U.S. President Jimmy Carter; former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan; Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and Mohammed Yunus, the Nobel laureate and founder of the Green Bank in Bangladesh.

The group plans to get involved in some of the world’s most pressing problems - climate change, pandemics like AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, violent conflicts.

It was an extraordinary gathering; a who’s who of famous international leaders, with enough emotion to move some of them to tears.

Under a large white futuristic dome, British billionaire Richard Branson and rock star Peter Gabriel, who conceived the idea for the Elders, gathered enough star power to change the world, or at least that’s the hope.

“The structures we have to deal with these problems are often tied down by political, economic and geographic constraints,” Mandela said. The Elders, he argued, will face no such constraints.

Seven years ago, Branson and Gabriel approached Mandela about the Elders idea, and he agreed to help them recruit others. “This group of elders will bring hope and wisdom back into the world,” Branson said. “They’ll play a role in bringing us together.

“Using their collective experience, their moral courage and their ability to rise above the parochial concerns of nations? they can help make our planet a more peaceful, healthy and equitable place to live,” Branson said. ” Let us call them ‘global elders,’ not because of their age but because of individual and collective wisdom.”

Calling it “the most extraordinary day” of his life, Gabriel said, “The dream was there might still be a body of people in whom the world could place their trust.”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who moderated the event and will serve as its leader, was moved to tears after Gabriel sang an impromptu accapella version of his hit song “Biko,” written about a famous South African political prisoner.

Branson and Gabriel have raised enough money - some $18 million - to fund this group for three years.

Also onboard are names less well known in the United States, including Indian microfinance leader Ela Bhatt; former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland; former Chinese ambassador to the United States Li Zhaoxing.

The group left an empty seat onstage - symbolically - for an elder who was invited, but could not attend because she is under house arrest in Burma, Nobel laureate and human rights advocate Aung San Suu Kyi.

Mandela and Carter emphasized the group’s ability to talk to anyone without risk.

“We will be able to risk failure in worthy causes, and we will not need to claim credit for any successes that might be achieved,” said Carter.

Carter said the group does not want to step on or interfere with other positive work that nations or organizations are doing but wants to supplement that work.

Several members acknowledged that the actual activities and actions of the group remain to be determined. There are no titles, no ranking of the members. And it is not clear if they will travel as a group, deploy individual members to global hot spots, or simply sit in a room together to develop strategies or assist those who are suffering find help.

But they certainly have high hopes.

“I didn’t like the title “elders,” because I didn’t feel like an elder,” said Yunus to laughter, “but I like the idea.”

Yunus said the world is without direction and he hopes the Elders can provide some direction.

Speaking of the Elders, almost in the way one would describe a cartoon about superheroes, Mandela said, “The Elders can become a fiercely independent and positive force for good.”

Annan added that the group does not “intend to go and take on Darfur or Somalia and resolve it single-handedly. We don’t have a magic wand,” he said. But he argued that the group could intervene and perhaps force parties to honor agreements.

“There are certain crimes that shame us all,” said Annan. “We all have a responsibility, and I hope the Elders will take the lead in asking the question: What can we do to move the situation forward?

“Sometimes by saying ‘this is enough we can’t take this anymore it must stop,’ we are making a difference,” Annan continued

Mandela and Branson both celebrated birthdays today. At 89, Mandela looked frail. He walked with a cane and Carter helped him to the podium. But once Mandela got there, he stood tall and easily delivered some 10 minutes of remarks.

“He, as you know, walks sedately,” Tutu joked.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Orange Revolution Begins July 23

On July 23, 2002, the head of British intelligence reported that Bush and Cheney were intent on invading Iraq and planned to "fix the intelligence and facts around the policy". Five years later a million people have died in Iraq as a direct result of these lies with no end in sight. Torture has been institutionalized, habeas corpus eviscerated, and illegal spying made routine. New Orleans lies devastated along with the Constitution and the rule of law. And Bush and Cheney are making a mockery of the Democrats' feeble gestures towards accountability.

Enough is enough, and this July 23rd we will launch a new phase in the movement for peace and justice. We call it the Orange Revolution because starting that day wearing orange will signify that you want Congress to START IMPEACHMENT and STOP THE WAR. The majority of Americans, who want to see Bush and Cheney impeached and want an immediate end to this war, are made effectively invisible by a complicit media. Wearing orange will be our signal to each other, and to the world, about where we stand. Anything orange will do: a t-shirt, a wristband, your shoelaces. Get creative and send us your ideas. Here are a couple of great items you can wear designed specifically for the Orange Revolution:

"Drive out the Bush Regime" bandanas.

Orange "Impeach Bush and Cheney" t-shirts:


The Orange Revolution will be launched with acts of civil disobedience in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere to show Congress that we are serious.


Monday, July 02, 2007


July 01, 2007

Artist: Bryant, Jim
Song: Something's Coming

Could be!
Who knows?
There's something due any day;
I will know right away,
Soon as it shows.
It may come cannonballing down through the sky,
Gleam in its eye,
Bright as a rose!

Who knows?
It's only just out of reach,
Down the block, on a beach,
Under a tree.
I got a feeling there's a miracle due,
Gonna come true,
Coming to me!

Could it be? Yes, it could.
Something's coming, something good,
If I can wait!
Something's coming, I don't know what it is,
But it is
Gonna be great!

With a click, with a shock,
Phone'll jingle, door'll knock,
Open the latch!
Something's coming, don't know when, but it's soon;
Catch the moon,
One-handed catch!

Around the corner,
Or whistling down the river,
Come on, deliver
To me!
Will it be? Yes, it will.
Maybe just by holding still,
It'll be there!

Come on, something, come on in, don't be shy,
Meet a guy,
Pull up a chair!
The air is humming,
And something great is coming!
Who knows?
It's only just out of reach,
Down the block, on a beach,
Maybe tonight...

Greetings and Salutations;

Nothing's amiss, n

Sunday, July 01, 2007


MEMRI is a main arm of Israeli propaganda," - Professor Norman Finkelstein (son of Holocaust survivors).
By Kurt Nimmo
June 23, 2007
Excerpts only...
As we have known for some time now, MEMRI, short for the Middle East Media Research Institute, specializes in disinformation by distorting translations of film and print media stories originating in Arabic, Iranian and Turkish media. In essence, what MEMRI does is change the context of news stories by way of mistranslation and excision. Call it MEMRI loss, the deliberate mangling of media. MEMRI did this to Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by turning a speech he delivered in 2005 into a racist and genocidal screed. MEMRI accomplished this through mistranslation. Not a day passes now we do not witness corporate media claims Ahmadinejad wants to wipe Israel off the map. In fact, Ahmadinejad said the "regime that is occupying Qods [Jerusalem] must be eliminated from the pages of history." He did not say Israel must be wiped off the map. But this engineered lie is repeated constantly by the corporate media and to such a degree it is now accepted as fact.
"MEMRI is a main arm of Israeli propaganda," explains Finkelstein. "Although widely used in the mainstream media as a source of information on the Arab world, it is as trustworthy as Julius Streicher's Der Sturmer was on the Jewish world." Ken Livingstone, mayor of London, accuses MEMRI of "outright distortion," while former CIA case officer Vince Cannistraro has written that "they (MEMRI) are selective and act as propagandists for their political point of view, which is the extreme-right of Likud," in other words, the people associated with MEMRI -David Wurmser, Douglas Feith, Elliot Abrams, Richard Perle and other neocons -are racist reactionaries, no different than the above mentioned Julius Streicher (instead of hating Jews, the neocons hate Arabs and Muslims).
Finally, it appears an appreciable number of mostly clueless Americans are stupid enough to fall victim to MEMRI's lies, as millions of them sincerely believe Ahmadinejad wants to wipe Israel off the map. Of course, they know nothing of MEMRI, or that it is an Israeli intelligence operation run by Yigal Carmon, who "served" in the IOF's intelligence branch, or that it was co-founded by one Meyrav Wurmser, wife of "Clean Break" author David Wurmser, a dual citizen questioned by the FBI for allegedly passing state secrets on to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. It should be noted that Meyrav Wurmser wrote her Ph.D. thesis on Revisionist Zionism, the racist and murderous political philosophy behind the Herut and Likud parties in Israel, thus demonstrating Meyrav's racism and hatred is a generational affair.