Friday, October 29, 2004
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Stem Cell Fact Sheet: "Fact Sheet
Embryonic Stem Cell Research
August 9, 2001
'As a result of private research, more than 60 genetically diverse stem cell lines already exist' I have concluded that we should allow federal funds to be used for research on these existing stem cell lines ' where the life and death decision has already been made', This allows us to explore the promise and potential of stem cell research' without crossing a fundamental moral line by providing taxpayer funding that would sanction or encourage further destruction of human embryos that have at least the potential for life.'
-- George W. Bush
Federal funding of research using existing embryonic stem cell lines is consistent with the President's belief in the fundamental value and sanctity of human life. The President's decision reflects his fundamental commitment to preserving the value and sanctity of human life and his desire to promote vital medical research. The President's decision will permit federal funding of research using the more than 60 existing stem cell lines that have already been derived, but will not sanction or encourage the destruction of additional human embryos. The embryos from which the existing stem cell lines were created have already been destroyed and no longer have the possibility of further development as human beings. Federal funding of medical research on these existing stem cell lines will promote the sanctity of life ' without undermining it ' and will allow scientists to explore the potential of this research to benefit the lives of millions of people who suffer from life destroying diseases.
Federal funds will only be used for research on existing stem cell lines that were derived: (1) with the informed consent of the donors; (2) from excess embryos created solely for reproductive purposes; and (3) wi"
Stolen Honor: Pay-Per-View: "
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FrontPage magazine.com :: Stolen Honor by Roberta Leguizamon: "Stolen Honor
By Roberta Leguizamon
FrontPageMagazine.com | September 27, 2004
The new documentary ?Stolen Honor? documents how a young John Kerry jumpstarted his political career by denouncing American soldiers -- and how the Vietnamese used his actions to torture, demoralize and threaten American Prisoners of War. In production before the Swift Boat Veterans for the Truth splashed onto the scene, the documentary?s producers say ?Stolen Honor? juxtaposes Kerry?s work with the Vietnam Veterans Against the War with the words of veterans who were still in Vietnam when Kerry was leading the antiwar movement. "
Monday, October 11, 2004
CNSNews.com Publishes Iraqi Intelligence Docs -- 10/11/2004: "
CNSNews.com Publishes Iraqi Intelligence Docs
By David Thibault
CNSNews.com Managing Editor
October 11, 2004
(CNSNews.com) - When CNSNews.com published an article Monday, Oct. 4, entitled, 'Exclusive: Saddam Possessed WMD, Had Extensive Terror Ties,' we decided against publishing all 42 pages of the Iraqi intelligence documents in our possession and on which the article was based.
We published only the first page, fearing that if more were made widely available on the Internet, they might end up being altered or otherwise manipulated. We offered credentialed news organizations and counter-terrorism experts the opportunity to view and receive copies of the documents so that they might check for themselves on the authenticity of the documents and judge their importance in the debate over whether Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction and/or had ties to international terrorist organizations.
Several news organizations did just that. But in light of other assertions on Wednesday, widely reported by the mainstream media, that Saddam did not pose any significant threat prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, we felt it was time to publish as many of the Iraqi intelligence documents as possible.
What follows are copies of 24 of the 42 pages that are in our possession. Pages 21 through 26 were not published because they contain a list of terrorists trained at a camp belonging to the Iraqi Intelligence Directorate. CNSNews.com hopes to glean more information about the individuals on this list and provide updates in the future on their activities and whereabouts. Pages 29 through 40 were excluded because they replicate, though in a different person's handwriting, earlier documents. "
DEAR BOB BRINKER;
AS A FORMER MARINE, DISABLED IN VIETNAM, I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED TO HEAR YOU BRAGGING THAT YOU "WORKED HARD AGAINST THE VIETNAM WAR." IF YOU AND KERRY WOULD HAVE LEFT BAD ENOUGH ALONE, I WOULD NOT BE CONCERNED DURING THIS TIME WHEN WE ARE RELIVING THE VIETNAM ERA.
I JUST SAW A VIDEO, "STOLEN HONOR," WHICH SHOWS HOW AMERICAN PRISONERS OF WAR WERE TORTURED BY THEIR NORTH VIETNAMESE CAPTORS BY USING STATEMENTS, VIDEOS AND EVEN PERSONAL VISITS BY SUCH PERSONA NON GRATA AS JANE FONDA, TOM HEYDEN, AND OF COURSE JOHN KERRY YOUR FELLOW ANT-WAR ACTIVIST WHO DID MORE TO DISHEARTEN THE AMERICAN PUBLIC THAN COULD EVER BE IMAGINED DURING THE EARLY SEVENTIES.
SO, YOU SAY IT WAS A LOST CAUSE, BUT DID YOU HELP LOSE THE CAUSE, BOB? I THINK HISTORY SHOULD NOTE THIS. I AM A FORGIVING PERSON, SO IF YOU APOLOGIZE FOR YOUR BEHAVIOR THIRTY YEARS AGO, I AM COMPELLED TO FORGIVE, BUT FORGETTING WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT.
PLEASE, LOOK AT THIS VIDEO AVAILABLE AT STOLENHONOR.COM AND WITNESS THESE ACTUAL PRISONERS OF WAR WHO WERE TORTURED ALL THE MORE - THANKS TO THOSE WHO DID NOT HAVE THE FORTITUDE OF THE KOREAN WAR ERA CITIZENS TO GET BEHIND, AND STAY BEHIND THE TROOPS DURING A JUSTIFIABLE CONFLICT.
NO WMD YOU SAY. HOW ABOUT WWMD? WHAT WOULD MOHAMMED DO? ISLAM WANTS TO TAKE YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN CAPTIVE. READ THE HISTORY.
Psychopathic Liars (Like Kerry, Jackson And Sharpton) Should Not Be Allowed To Vote Or Run For President
CBS News Kerry Courts Black Voters October 11, 2004?09:26:47: "CBS/AP) With just three Sundays left before Election Day, Sen. John Kerry is asking for all the help he can get from black voters and the Almighty.
The Democratic presidential nominee attended two church services Sunday, instead of his usual one, worshipping first with Haitian Catholics and then with black Baptists, where the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton tied his election to the civil rights struggle.
'We have an unfinished march in this nation,' Kerry said at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, as many congregants waved fans handed out by the campaign with his slogan, 'Hope is on the way.'
'Never again will a million African Americans be denied the right to exercise their vote in the United States of America,' Kerry promised, referring to the disputed Florida recount in the 2000 presidential race. As he often does before black audiences, Kerry said he has a legal team that will aggressively respond to any allegations of disenfranchisement. "
The Mighty Righty - 40 Licks: "Courtesy of The Daily Recycler:
We were watching a recording of Kerry's appearance on Letterman and actually found ourselves distracted by the constant flicking and probing of the senator's red yahzik (tongue).
We eventually decided to take a few screenshots and post them up. Trying to take screenshots at first was like a game of whack-a-mole. But after a while there was a certain zen to it all -- we could feel when it was going to appear.
We were busy. Ninety-four times it popped out! And that's not counting the rebound-wags, tooth-probes, lip-diggers, half-rollers, split-flips, or even any biting-curls! An animated gif would have been too big, so we put together this instead... (Don't get confused! That actually is his tongue, not his bottom lip.)"
Yahoo! News - THE ABC OUTRAGE
First, consider the latest smoking gun to emerge in the media war on George Bush (news - web sites): The internal memo written by ABC News Political Director Mark Halperin that popped up right before Friday night's Bush-Kerry debate.
Halperin, described by the network as "responsible for the planning and editorial content of all political news on the network," issued new orders.
Both sides distort the truth, he said, adding in effect that Kerry's lies don't matter — but that George W. Bush's most certainly do.
"Kerry distorts, takes out of context, and mistakes all the time, but these are not central to his efforts to win." In contrast, he wrote, "the current Bush attacks on Kerry involve distortions and taking things out of context in a way that goes beyond what Kerry has done" — a point he said was echoed by reporters from such paragons of objectivity as the above-mentioned Newsweek and The New York Times.
Then came the instructions:
"We have a responsibility to hold both sides accountable to the public interest, but that doesn't mean we reflexively and artificially hold both sides 'equally' accountable when the facts don't warrant that.
"It's up to Kerry to defend himself, of course. But as one of the few news organizations with the skill and strength to help voters evaluate what the candidates are saying to serve the public in- terest, now is the time for all of us to step up and do that right."
That is, voters need skillful, strong "help" evaluating information because they are too stupid, too ignorant or too benighted to figure out the "right" way to vote all by themselves.
They need Mark Halperin and his crew of correct-thinkers to explain things to them.
Sunday, October 10, 2004
The Australian: US 'endangers Australians' [September 18, 2004]: "US 'endangers Australians'
Roy Eccleston, Washington correspondent
September 18, 2004
JOHN Kerry's campaign has warned Australians that the Howard Government's support for the US in Iraq has made them a bigger target for international terrorists.
Diana Kerry, younger sister of the Democrat presidential candidate, told The Weekend Australian that the Bali bombing and the recent attack on the Australian embassy in Jakarta clearly showed the danger to Australians had increased.
'Australia has kept faith with the US and we are endangering the Australians now by this wanton disregard for international law and multilateral channels,' she said, referring to the invasion of Iraq.
Asked if she believed the terrorist threat to Australians was now greater because of the support for Republican George W. Bush, Ms Kerry said: 'The most recent attack was on the Australian embassy in Jakarta -- I would have to say that.'
Ms Kerry, who taught school in Indonesia for 15 years until 2000, is heading a campaign called Americans Overseas for Kerry which aims to secure the votes of Americans abroad -- including the more than 100,000 living in Australia. "
How Corporations Are Taxed - Nolo: "How Corporations Are Taxed"
Corporate Tax Payments
The corporation must file a corporate tax return, IRS Form 1120, and pay taxes at a corporate income tax rate on any profits. If a corporation will owe taxes, it must estimate the amount of tax due for the year and make payments to the IRS on a quarterly basis -- in April, June, September and January.
Shareholder Tax Payments
The corporation's owners, if they work for the corporation, pay individual income taxes on their salaries and bonuses, like regular employees of any company. Salaries and bonuses are deductible business expenses, so the corporation deducts those costs and does not pay taxes on them.
Tax on Dividends
If a corporation distributes dividends to the owners (rare for small corporations where the owners work for the corporation), the owners must report and pay personal income tax on these amounts. And because dividends, unlike salaries and bonuses, are not tax-deductible, the corporation must also pay taxes on them. This means that dividends are taxed twice -- once to the corporation and again to the shareholders.
Nightly.Net: Iraq Survey Chief Duelfer: Saddam Was Developing Nukes: "
Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004 11:37 a.m. EDT Iraq
Survey Chief Duelfer: Saddam Was Developing Nukes
Saddam Hussein had an active nuclear weapons development program at the time of the U.S. invasion in March 2003, chief U.S. weapons inspector Charles Duelfer has told Congress.
In comments that received virtually no press coverage in the United States, Duelfer testified that Iraq was 'preserving and expanding its knowledge to design and develop nuclear weapons.' One Iraqi laboratory 'was intentionally focused on research applicable for nuclear weapons development,' the top weapons inspector said. "
Saddam paid off French leaders - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - October 07, 2004: "THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Saddam Hussein used a U.N. humanitarian program to pay $1.78 billion to French government officials, businessmen and journalists in a bid to have sanctions removed and U.S. policies opposed, according to a CIA report made public yesterday.
The cash was part of $10.9 billion secretly skimmed from the U.N. oil-for-food program, which was used by Iraq to buy military goods, according to a 1,000-page report by the CIA-led Iraqi Survey Group"
Ace of Spades HQ: Weapons Inspector Charles Duelfer: Now 35 Sarin and Mustard-Gas Shells Found in Iraq... and Counting
Ace of Spades HQ: Weapons Inspector Charles Duelfer: Now 35 Sarin and Mustard-Gas Shells Found in Iraq... and Counting: "Ace of Spades HQ
� Looks Like I Picked the Wrong Day To Give Up Sniffing Glue | Main | The 'Suspicious Timing' of the Leak �
July 21, 2004
Weapons Inspector Charles Duelfer: Now 35 Sarin and Mustard-Gas Shells Found in Iraq... and Counting
He made this announcement on Special Report With Brit Hume tonight. He says that they're constantly finding new caches of weapons, and they expect (or at least fear) that there are many more such weapons to be found in Iraq.
You will not be shocked to learn that Google and Yahoo searches produce no recent print-medium hits on keywords associated with this.
I didn't find an article on it even on FoxNews. Which sort of doesn't surprise me. There's a reason the Fox higher-ups have to issue specific directives to their employees regarding how to cover news in a fashion which isn't full of knee-jerk partisan liberal bias-- because the dirty little secret is that FoxNews, like most other media organizations, is staffed almost entirely by liberals.
If you don't specifically tell them 'Give the discovery of 35 Sarin and/or Mustard-Gas shells prominent reporting,' they won't do so.
The best I can do is link this old New York Sun article about his previous announcement of 10-12 such shells.
If you do find an article about this, let me know. My Googling/Yahooing skills are not, as the kids say, of the 'mad' variety.
Question of the Day: What number constitutes a 'stockpile'? One would think that any time you're above 20 or 30, you're in at least small-stockpile territory.
I want the liberals to give us a number, now. Because, a month from now, when we've discovered 60-100, I don't want to hear that a 'stockpile' has "
Above Top Secret - ATSNN.com TerrorAnalysis.com - WAR: US Reveals Iraq Nuclear Operation; Conspiracy Detected
Above Top Secret - ATSNN.com TerrorAnalysis.com - WAR: US Reveals Iraq Nuclear Operation; Conspiracy Detected: "WAR: US Reveals Iraq Nuclear Operation; Conspiracy Detected
America has come out and revealed it has removed over 1.7 metric tons of nuclear radioactive material from Iraq secretly over the last month. Along with 1.77 tonnes of enriched uranium, 1000 'highly radioactive sources' were removed.
original news source:
The material was taken from a former nuclear research facility on 23 June, after being packaged by 20 experts from the US Energy Department's secret laboratories.
It was flown out of the country aboard a military plane in a joint operation with the Department of Defense, and is being stored temporarily at a DOD facility.
The United Nations nuclear watchdog - the International Atomic Energy Agency - and Iraqi officials were informed ahead of the operation, which happened ahead of the 28 June handover of sovereignty. "
Akron Democrats Videotaped While Peeing On Bush Sign
Akron Democrats Videotaped While Peeing On Bush Sign
Akron Beacon Journal ^
Posted on 10/10/2004 8:27:16 AM PDT by joeclarke
Posted on Sat, Oct. 09, 2004
Two men who tore down a Bush-Cheney sign and urinated on it were caught on videotape by Summit County Republican officials early Friday morning. Watch the video
(Excerpt) Read more at ohio.com ..." See Video At http://www.krd1.com/quicktime/bush_sign.mov
Saturday, October 09, 2004
TaxProf Blog: Tax Policy Center Says 471,000 Small Businesses Would Face Tax Increase Under President Kerry
TaxProf Blog: Tax Policy Center Says 471,000 Small Businesses Would Face Tax Increase Under President Kerry: "Tax Policy Center Says 471,000 Small Businesses Would Face Tax Increase Under President Kerry
Tuesday, October 5, 2004
The Tax Policy Center has published data on the Kerry Tax Plan and Small Businesses. Here is the summary:
President Bush and Senator Kerry have been sparring about the effect of Senator Kerry's tax plans on small businesses and jobs. Because of data limitations, it is impossible to tell with certainty how many employers would face tax increases. Table T04-0144 sheds some light, however. The table shows that 995,000 individuals who report flow-through income or loss on a schedule C or F, or active income from a partnership or S-corporation on a Schedule E would pay higher taxes under Senator Kerry's plan in 1995. (The Treasury Department's estimate is 940,000.) Only about half of those returns report that that income is more than half of all compensation, and only 71,000 claim a deduction for wages and salaries on Schedule C. Based on any of these measures, less than 5% of small business returns would face a tax increase."
Friday, October 08, 2004
FAX TO JIMMY CARTER - STOP DEMOCRAT VIOLENCE/FRAUD
DEAR PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER:
THANK YOU, FOR YOU HUMANITARIAN AND POLITICAL SERVICE THROUGH THE DECADES.
THANK YOU, AGAIN, FOR YOUR INTEREST IN FAIR AND SAFE ELECTIONS AROUND THE
WE DO SEEM TO SEE DURING THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, HOWEVER, AN INCREASE IN FRUADULENT VOTER REGISTRATION, POLITICIANS ELECTIONEERING FROM THE I.R.S. 501C-3 CHURCH PULPITS, CAMPAIGN SIGN STEALING, SHOOTINGS AT REPUBLICAN POLITICAL HEADQUARTERS, UNION BULLYING OF REPUBLICANS IN VARIOUS REPUBLICAN HEADQUARTERS ETC.
WOULD YOU, PLEASE, CONSIDER MR. PRESIDENT INTERVENING IN THIS PRE-ELECTON PROCESS WHERE IT HAS BEEN NOTICED THAT DEMOCRATS ARE ESPECIALLY ANGRY AND MORE MOTIVATED THAN EVER TO UPEND THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS IN WHATEVER THEY CAN?
SINCERELY, JOE CLARKE AKRON
Expatica ? Living in, moving to, or working in France, plus French news in English: "Indonesian president-elect condemns Paris bombing
JAKARTA, Oct 8 (AFP) - Indonesia's president-elect Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Friday condemned as 'an act of violence' a bombing outside his country's embassy in Paris.
'I'm saddened by and condemn the act of violence against our embassy in France,' Yudhoyono told reporters.
'We call on the French government to uphold law and provide further protection for our citizens in France,' he said as Indonesia urged its foreign missions to be on heightened alert after the early-morning blast.
'The foreign ministry has called on all Indonesian embassies around the world to be on alert and vigilant,' foreign ministry spokesman Yuri Thamrin said.
Another ministry spokesman, Marty Natalegawa, said 'we cannot assume' that Indonesia was the
target of the explosion. "
Thursday, October 07, 2004
The Command Post - 2004 US Presidential Election - Stealing Elections: "Stealing Elections
I�ve been given a preview copy of John Fund�s new book, Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy. I�ve just begun reading it, but it�s already interested me with a few facts:
The US ranks 139th out of 163 democracies in the rate of voter participation.
Philadelphia�s voter rolls have jumped 24% since 1995 at the same time that the city�s population has declined by 13%.
Then there�s this:
Even after Florida 2000, the media tend to downplay or ignore stories of election incompetence, manipulation or theft. Allowing such abuses to vanish into an informational black hole in effect legitimates them. The refusal to insist on simple procedural changes, such as requiring a photo ID at the polls, combined with secure technology and more vigorous prosecutions accelerates our drift toward banana-republic elections.
3quarksdaily: Voting cats (and dogs)
Voting cats (and dogs)
Here's an eye opener:
"A RECENT story that didn't get nearly the attention it deserved was the New York Daily News report that 46,000 registered New York City voters are also registered to vote in Florida. Nearly 1,700 of them have had absentee ballots mailed to their home in the other state, and as many as 1,000 have voted twice in the same election. Can 1,000 fraudulent votes change an election? Well, George W. Bush won Florida in 2000 by just 537 votes."
Writes Jeff Jacoby in today's Boston Globe, who goes on to say:
" ... I registered my wife's cat as a voter in Cook County, Ill., Norfolk County, Mass., and Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and then requested absentee ballots from all three venues. My purpose wasn't to cast illegal multiple votes but to demonstrate how vulnerable to manipulation America's election system has become.
It was a simple scam to pull off. "Under the National Voter Registration Act -- the `Motor Voter Law' -- states are required to accept voter registrations by mail," ...
... The drift toward Third World-caliber elections in the most advanced democracy in the world is scandalous. Then again, if Americans can't be bothered to scrub the voting rolls or to make sure that voters are properly ID'd, maybe they've got the election system they deserve."
Wednesday, October 06, 2004
WOWK-TV - Huntington/Charleston, WV - 13 News: "Few Leads in Shooting at GOP HQ
September 2, 2004
A shot was fired at the Republican Party headquarters in Huntington Thursday night, while two dozen supporters of George W. Bush watched him accept his party's nomination on television.
Secret Service to Investigate Incident
The Secret Service was contacted Friday to help investigate a shot fired at the Cabell County Republican headquarters in Huntington.
Supporters of President Bush had gathered at the 4th Avenue headquarters Thursday night to watch the president accept his party's nomination. About two minutes into the speech, someone fired a shot through the front window of the building.
Nobody was hurt, but there was plenty of anger in the aftermath.
'This is pretty low and shows how desperate the Democratic Party is,' said Republican Amanda Beach.
Bobby Nelson of the Cabell County Democratic Executive Committee disagreed. 'I hope it doesn't take on a political connotation, that this was done for politics,' Nelson said. 'I'd like to say it was some random thoughtless act.'
Police did not have much to go on in their investigation. No bullet fragments were found, so detectives can't tell for sure what type of weapon was used.
Eyewitnesses told 13 News they heard a loud bang but weren't sure what had happened. One woman said she found pieces of glass on her neck and shoulders. The bullet hole pierced a sign that said marriage is between 'One Man, One Woman.'
'It's kind of scary,' said Christina Gossett, a Marshall freshman. 'The scariest part is that there were people sitting in there a few feet lower and could have been really bad.'
President Bush is scheduled to campaign in Parkersburg on Sunday and in Huntington Sept. 10.
Thursday's incident attracted the attention of the Drudge Report Internet site. Its link essentially took wowktv.com offline for most of Friday."
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
The New York Times > Washington > U.N. Curbs: Inspector's Report to Detail Iraqi Plans to Undermine Sanctions and Produce Illicit Arms: "Inspector's Report to Detail Iraqi Plans to Undermine Sanctions and Produce Illicit Arms
By DOUGLAS JEHL
Published: October 5, 2004
ASHINGTON, Oct. 4 - A report to be made public on Wednesday by the top American weapons inspector in Iraq will outline new details of attempts by Saddam Hussein's government to undermine United Nations sanctions as part of a plan to produce illicit weapons if those sanctions were lifted, Bush administration officials said Monday." Continued. . . The New York Times > Washington > U.N. Curbs: Inspector's Report to Detail Iraqi Plans to Undermine Sanctions and Produce Illicit Arms:
PRESS RELEASE: NLPC Truth Squad to Trail Soros: "NLPC Truth Squad to Trail Soros
Date: October 4, 2004
Contact: John Carlisle 703-237-1970, cell 703-868-3882
The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) today announced the formation of a Soros �Truth Squad� to inform the public about the background and motivation of George Soros as he conducts a one-month speaking tour.
The Soros Truth Squad, led by NLPC Policy Director John Carlisle, will travel to cities where Soros plans to give speeches this month in the swing states of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida.
Carlisle said, �Soros is a hypocrite. He bankrolled the groups that lobbied for passage of McCain-Feingold, but now he�s pouring millions through the law�s loopholes. He suffers from the arrogance of wealth.�
�Soros thinks his money gives him the right to tell the American people how to think. Working families deserve the facts about Soros� past, including his criminal conviction in France of insider stock trading for which he paid a $2.2 million fine.�
�Soros himself admits to �messianic fantasies.� I think most working Americans can decide for themselves what is important in this year�s election. They don�t need some controversial, out-of-town egomaniac doing it for them.�
Carlisle, who joined the NLPC staff on August 1, is a recognized authority on Soros. In his previous position at the Capital Research Center, Carlisle produced a report titled, George Soros: His Plans to Defeat George Bush. Go to http://www.capitalresearch.org/pubs/pubs.asp?ID=169
On September 27, Carlisle�s op-ed titled �Soros Campaign $cam� was published in the New York Post. Carlisle has also discussed Soros as a guest on The O�Reilly Factor on Fox News Channel"
SOROS TOUR UPDATE #1: Billionaire Bombs in Pittsburgh: "Tour Update #1: Soros Bombs in Pittsburgh
Date: October 5, 2004
Contact: Peter Flaherty 703-237-1970
John Carlisle, leader of the Soros Truth Squad, reports from Pittsburgh today that the first stop on Billionaire George Soros� speaking tour was poorly attended and received limited media coverage.
Carlisle, who stood outside after being ejected from the event at the University of Pittsburgh, counted less than 100 persons entering the room.
Carlisle was told to leave the event by University security officers. Carlisle said, �So much for the �open society.� Soros speech was supposedly open the public. But when someone who disagreed with Soros showed up, it suddenly became a closed event.�
�Soros is a hypocrite. He makes billions off his currency speculation, and then condemns the capitalist system. He bankrolls the groups who passed McCain-Feingold, and then pours millions into politics through a loophole. He accuses Bush of undermining civil liberties, but I get kicked out of his speech.�
Tomorrow, Soros will reportedly speak in Philadelphia at the Union League Club (140 S. Broad) at a World Affairs Council luncheon. According to an announcement by the World Affairs Council, it will be a �town hall-style discussion.� Registration is at 11:30AM, lunch at 12:15PM, and the �program� at 12:45PM. The cost is $65.
The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) yesterday announced the formation of a Soros �Truth Squad� to inform the public about the background and motivation of George Soros as he conducts a one-month speaking tour.
The Soros Truth Squad, led by NLPC Policy Director John Carlisle, is traveling to cities where Soros is giving speech"
I saw Soros tonight on C-Span's Booknotes, interviewed about "The Bubble of American Supremacy." Quite interesting. While the man is soft-spoken and offers many disclaimers about how he "could be wrong," my take is he thinks he's God. He seems to feel guilty about his wealth and assuages that guilt by influencing politics worldwide. All the false humility he tries to project cannot cover his egomaniacal hubris.
Soros espouses Karl Popper's open society idea, but seems to think such a society needs him and his foundations to make it happen. (A Leninist vanguard elite?) He thinks that liberty and pursuit of happiness can happen without the recognition of self-evident truths. Soros seems to hate Bush for forcing American values on other nations rather than gently leading them to "open societies" by Soros'-type methods, and for what he sees as unfair personal attacks in response to his criticism. Hell hath no fury like liberal billionaire scorned!
TheChair February 29, 2004 11:37 PM
Iraq Liberation Act
The Iraq Liberation Act
October 31, 1998
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
October 31, 1998
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
Today I am signing into law H.R. 4655, the "Iraq Liberation Act of 1998." This Act makes clear that it is the sense of the Congress that the United States should support those elements of the Iraqi opposition that advocate a very different future for Iraq than the bitter reality of internal repression and external aggression that the current regime in Baghdad now offers. Continued at link. . .
Exclusive: Saddam Possessed WMD, Had Extensive Terror Ties -- 10/04/2004: "Exclusive: Saddam Possessed WMD, Had Extensive Terror Ties
By Scott Wheeler
CNSNews.com Staff Writer
October 04, 2004
(CNSNews.com) - Iraqi intelligence documents, confiscated by U.S. forces and obtained by CNSNews.com, show numerous efforts by Saddam Hussein's regime to work with some of the world's most notorious terror organizations, including al Qaeda, to target Americans. They demonstrate that Saddam's government possessed mustard gas and anthrax, both considered weapons of mass destruction, in the summer of 2000, during the period in which United Nations weapons inspectors were not present in Iraq. And the papers show that Iraq trained dozens of terrorists inside its borders." Continued. ... Exclusive: Saddam Possessed WMD, Had Extensive Terror Ties -- 10/04/2004:
Friday, October 01, 2004
NewsMax.com: Inside Cover Story
And, what is the meaning of the "thumb-over-fist" arm movements of Kerry, and originally Clinton?