Pleasanton Veterans Dowse for Terrorists
Classes on ancient practice to be held at Veterans Building
Veterans groups, concerned about doing their part for homeland security, have invited a dowser to teach them to use divining
rods to identify terrorists. One of them is quoted as saying:
"In the world of homeland security, you have
to be more open-minded in looking for solutions. You can't wait for the FBI and police to come up with solutions when you
have the bad guys living among us."
The dowsing instructor claims to have trained U.S. Marines to find enemy
tunnels during the Vietnam War. Although students have been charged as much as $95 previously, the training session at the
Veterans Building will only cost $10.
The Amazing Randi, a stage magician turned paranormal-claims debunker,
says that those paying to take the course "might have more entertainment by shredding their money
into confetti and throwing it at the next wedding they attend. They will learn nothing from it."
War Is Crazy
A sampling of the contents of links to anti-war stories gathered by Rob
Brezsny for his "Free Will Astrology Newsletter"
Bush Convinced God Wants Him to Engage the Forces of
"We are in a conflict between good and evil. And America will call evil
by its name." ~ George W. Bush
Before September 11, President George W Bush kept his evangelical Christian
beliefs largely to himself. Those close to Mr Bush say that day he
discovered his life's mission. He became convinced that God was calling him to engage the forces of evil in battle
Chaplain Will Only Allow American Soldiers to Bathe in Army Water Pool If They Become Baptized
"It's simple. They want water. I have it, as long as they
agree to get baptized."
Frustrated with the United Nations' "consistent, blatant regard
for the will of its 188 member nations," the U.S. announced Monday the formation of its own international governing body,
U.S. Forms Own U.N.
What's Taking So Long?
"I don't think my dad's war took this long, and we've got much better
weapons now," Bush said. "I talked to him on the phone the other day and, although he didn't say it, I could tell he was disappointed
that I'm not doing it faster than him."
Messianic War Cult
Scott Ritter, the Republican ex-Marine who hounded Saddam's secret weapons
group for several years, has warned: "The national security of the United States of America has been hijacked by a handful
of neo-conservatives who are using their position of authority to pursue their own ideologically-driven political ambitions."
Ritter's warning may be understated. The neoconservatives, or "neocons,"
are some of the most dangerous menaces to America's destiny to come along. Moreover, they are a grave danger to the peace,
progress, and security of much of humanity. And their true agenda has features of something that few, if any, have called
by a designation that is as alarming as it is accurate: a cult.
Briefing for a Descent into Hell
A wide-eyed extraterrestrial is instructed about how a man named
Bush became the most powerful leader on Earth -- and how he led the planet into chaos.
Saddam Speech Suspiciously Mentions Nelly Song from Last Summer
The CIA announced Monday that it suspects Saddam Hussein's latest televised
address was pre-recorded, pointing to its suspiciously dated reference to Nelly's "Hot In Here," a rap hit from the summer
"For the enemy invaders of Iraq, it soon will get truly hot in here,"
Hussein said in the speech, which was televised worldwide Monday. "No amount of clothing removal will be sufficient to withstand
the fiery inferno that awaits them on the battlefield."
Support Anti-War Musicians
Now that the right has knocked the Dixie Chicks off of the #1 country charts for their rather benign statements supporting
peace (lead singer Natalie Maines said to a concert crowd in London, "Just so you know, we're ashamed the President is from
Texas"), let's strike back by making the Dixie Chicks #1 on the national charts. As antiwar music fan Toby Barlow says, "Let's
show that you can't publicly tar and feather people just because they dare to object to bombing cities and killing people."
Those Iraqi archives are starting to yield interesting information about
America's pro-Saddam erstwhile allies. London's Sunday Telegraph reports it has obtained documents from the Baghdad intelligence
headquarters that show "Germany's intelligence services attempted to build closer links to Saddam's secret service during
the build-up to war last year":
"[The documents] show that an agent named as Johannes William Hoffner,
described as a "new German representative in Iraq" who had entered the country under diplomatic cover, attended a meeting
with Lt. Gen Taher Jalil Haboosh, the director of Iraq's intelligence service.
During the meeting, on January 29, 2002, Lt. Gen Haboosh says that the
Iraqis are keen to have a relationship with Germany's intelligence agency "under diplomatic cover," adding that he hopes to
develop that relationship through Mr. Hoffner.
The German replies: "My organization wants to develop its relationship
with your organization."
In return, the Iraqis offered to give lucrative contracts to German companies
if the Berlin government helped prevent an American invasion of the country."
CNN reports that Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder believes "U.S.-German
relations were not seriously damaged by the difference of opinions over war in Iraq." Schroeder tells Der Spiegel that he
has "very much regretted" his anti-American "exaggerated utterances," but "the difference of opinions, as serious as they
may be, does not damage the trans-Atlantic relationship." --
By James Taranto, OpinionJournal
Dolphins and the Military
In a move that has outraged many animal-rights activists, the U.S. Navy
is using dolphins to find underwater mines in Iraqi harbors.
- "I gave up canned tuna for the dolphins, and now they're just blowing
them to shit?"
- "I support the U.S. dolphin military program. For many dolphins, the G.I.
Bill is the only way they can afford college."
- "This is the military. We should be amazed they're not using baby chicks."
Check out the full story at this URL and tell us, what do you think?
The List of Lies
"Here is a list of the serial lying from the Bush Regime about Iraq, including
links to a cross section of all the news sources. It's nowhere near a complete list, and you probably already knew about most
of these lies, but its a great list to send any annoying dittohead who buys into this fake war."
Absurdities and Contradictions
The dreariest, most uninformed words used over and over are those comparing
Hussein to Hitler and diplomacy to appeasement. There is no comparison, except in the minds of those who know little history
but insist on repeating phrases like "history repeats itself," having very little idea as to what they are saying.
The Power of Propaganda and Lies
Rumours and half-truths have been seized on and presented as facts with
enormous propaganda power. As the tide of war, and of information, moves on, to recall what was true and what was not has
often been difficult.
Make Wanderlust, Not War
Americans should stop listening to the fear-mongers and travel overseas.
It's the best way to start bringing the U.S. back into the world community.
Anti war related songs, most with clips, covers, albums, writers and links
to lyrics and/or audio downloads from many protest music genres. Some songs written or remixed for the 2003 attack on Iraq.