goto end.....up one level.....
"All truth passes through 3 stages.
First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident."
- - - Arthur Schopenhauer, Philosopher, 1788-1860

Whatever the evil (poison) is, it must be presented in a mix of something good, or good for you.
Rat poison is like this, 99.5% of the ingredients are tasty and nutritious for the rat
(otherwise, they wouldn't eat it, would they?).  Only .5% (1/2 percent) is deadly.

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."   -Samuel Adams 

The Rocky View
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February 2006

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01 =Got Intrinsic?
=Keep Your Friends Close, and Your Enemies Closer
=Offending *&%$#@ Things and the Way of the World
=RFID-Zapper Shoots to Kill
=Halliburton Detention Camps For Political Subversives
=Just When You Thought You had Everything
02 =
03 =Use the header and subject line "Do you know who is the culprit and who 
is the enemy"?  Do not shoot the messenger.
=BLM Proposes to Overspray 17 Western States with Herbicides
=Whatever Happened to Masculinity?
=University to Ban Bibles
=Debts and Blessings
04 =
05 = 06 =
07 =Common Cold May Save Us from Bird Flu
=High Tech, Under the Skin
08 =Do not Leave Home without It
=Twenty Years In Prison For Having Sex With His Wife
09 = 10 =
11 = 12 =
13 = 14 =Bankers
=Web Beacons.  Do You Yahoo?
=Guess Who Came To Breakfast?
=Gold, Silver and the Coming Crisis in Iran
=Bush Fails To Prevent East Coast Blizzard
=Virtual Street Reality
15 = 16 =
17 = 18 =
19 = 20 =
21 =C.A.S.P.I.A.N. is avant-garde for Your Ungrateful ....
=American Taxpayers Donate Oil To Iraq!
=Wal-Mart Job Application
=FBI Probes Ozarks Trucking School
=Red Neck Air Conditioning
=Both Sides are Puppets
22 =
23 = 24 =
25 = 26 =
27 = 28 =
29 = 30 =
31 = . .
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$$$ Follow the Money $$$
Got Intrinsic?

Get out of Federal Reserve Notes and anything related to it.  Get into things of intrinsic value

Intrinsic [of or relating to the essential nature of a thing; inherent].

Extrinsic [1.  Not forming an essential or inherent part of a thing; extraneous. 2. Originating from the outside; external]

Extrinsic value wealth such as Federal Reserve Notes or bank accounts or stock markets or certificates or these type things, can, and will, be taken by the stroke of a pen or keyboard.  More and more everyday, the action which will take the greatest wealth from people is an algorithm written into the programmng code of some computers.  At a time certain, or an event certain, or an input certain, the algorithm (or pen or keyboard stroke) will throw a switch and you funds are GONE.

None of this is to say that things of intrinsic value can not, or will not, be taken from you, but the basic difference is that the bad guys have to actually, and physically, come take it and carry it away, or remove you from it.

Actually, your wealth has been being taken little by little and in steps since at least 1913, with the official beginnings of the Federal Reserve and SoSo Security, and some other things.

The only hedge of any account is placing your wealth in things of intrinsic value.  Some examples of this are

Gold (coin or bullion),
Silver (coin or bullion) (maybe preferred over gold),
animals (feed),
self-sufficient energy
If you are keeping your wealth in anything but things which you can actually touch or carry, then you will loose it or a substantial portion of its value.

Repeating, this is not to say that bad guys could not come and remove your things, or remove you from your things, but they would have to make the effort, a far greater thing than pushing a button.  At least, their coming to take your things is delayed from the time when they push the button on everyone else.

It matters little if you can now see the inevitableness of what is going to happen.  You will.

contributing editor to The Rocky View  - Viv

Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because they haven't thought about it, don't have it on their schedule, didn't know it was coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine.

I got to thinking one day about all those women on the Titanic who passed up dessert at dinner that fateful night in an effort to cut back.  From then on, I've tried to be a little more flexible.

How many women out there will eat at home because their husband didn't suggest going out to dinner until after something had been thawed?  Does the word "refrigeration" mean nothing to you?

How often have your kids dropped in to talk and sat in silence while you watched 'Jeopardy' on television?

I cannot count the times I called my sister and said, "How about going to lunch in a half hour?"  She would gas up and stammer, "I can't.  I have clothes on the line.  My hair is dirty.  I wish I had known yesterday, I had a late breakfast, It looks like rain."  And my personal favorite:  "It's Monday." ...She died a few years ago. We never did have lunch together.

Because we cram so much into our lives, we tend to schedule our headaches..  We live on a sparse diet of promises we make to ourselves when all the conditions are perfect!

We'll go back and visit the grandparents when we get Stevie toilet-trained.  We'll entertain when we replace the living-room carpet.  We'll go on a second honeymoon when we get two more kids out of college.

Life has a way of accelerating as we get older.  The days get shorter, and the list of promises to ourselves gets longer.  One morning, we awaken, and all we have to show for our lives is a litany of "I'm going to," "I plan on," and "Someday, when things are settled down a bit."

When anyone calls my 'seize the moment' friend, she is open to adventure and available for trips.  She keeps an open mind on new ideas.  Her enthusiasm for life is contagious.  You talk with her for five minutes, and you're ready to trade your bad feet for a pair of Rollerblades and skip an elevator for a bungee cord.

My lips have not touched ice cream in 10 years.  I love ice cream.  It's just that I might as well apply it directly to my stomach with a spatula and eliminate the digestive process.  The other day, I stopped the car and bought a triple-decker.  If my car had hit an iceberg on the way home, I would have died happy.

Now..go on and have a nice day.  Do something you WANT to......not something on your SHOULD DO list. If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say?  And why are you waiting?

Make sure you read this to the end; you will understand why I sent this to you.

Have you ever watched kids playing on a merry go round or listened to the rain lapping on the ground?  Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight or gazed at the sun into the fading night?  Do you run through each day on the fly?  When you ask "How are you?"  Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done, do you lie in your bed with the next hundred chores running through your head?  Ever told your child, "We'll do it tomorrow."  And in your haste, not see his sorrow?  Ever lost touch?  Let a good friendship die?  Just call to say "Hi"?

When you worry and hurry through your day, it is like an unopened gift....Thrown away.... Life is not a race. Take it slower.  Hear the music before the song is over.

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain**
Keep Your Friends Close, and Your Enemies Closer
contributing editor to The Rocky View  - Cindy

Hillary Clinton (D-NY) has already started her 2008 presidential campaign by aligning herself with the military and pretending to be tough on terror.  Fortunately, the ultra-liberal Hillary has yet to brainwash all of the voting public in to believing that her symbolism is really substance. Many have never forgotten that when she was co-president for eight years she was quoted as saying: " I loathe the military."

The picture shows that this soldier has been thru Survival School and learned his lessons well. He's giving the sign of "coercion" with his left hand. These hand signs are taught in survival school to be used by POW's as a method of posing messages back to our intelligence services who may view the photo or video. This guy was obviously being coerced into shaking hands with Hillary Clinton. It's ironic how little she knew that he would so inform us about the photo---perhaps because she's never understood our military to begin with.

If you consider that there have been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theater of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of 2112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000.

The rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6 per 100,000.

That means that you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in our Nation's Capitol, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, than you are in Iraq.........................Conclusion: We should immediately pull out of Washington

a r t i c l e   /   c o m m e n t a r y
Offending *&%$#@ Things and the Way of the World
contributing editor to The Rocky View  - Viv
[GIVE US A BREAK.  I know that if the builder has asked the gubment for a license or permits or incorporation or those other things, then he really has no place to complain.  But, this is still a load of *&%$.  Of course that probably just offended someone from the 2nd story.  These were several good reports and are all included here.   --  Tribble]

Daily Mail 1/1/06

You want to hire staff who speak English? That's racist

Stunned builder Dean Osmon was branded a racist by JobCentre staff after he advertised for a carpenter who could speak English.

Mr Osmon, 37 needed his new recruit to be able to talk directly with clients and follow complicated job briefings.

But after submitting his advert he was told by one JobCente worker: 'We can't take this, it's racist.'

Mr Osmon was sent a letter form the JobCentre Plus Diversity and Race Equality Team warning that he might even have broken the law.

It read: 'You informed the contact centre that you were not willing to employ anyone who did not speak English.  Where employers discriminate against job applicants on the basis of race, they may be in breach of the Race Relations Act.'

Furious Mr Osmon, who runs a small building firm near Sittingbourne, Kent, said: 'I was gobsmacked and insulted when they accused me of being a racist.'

'The builder who regularly employs non-English plasterers, added: 'Speaking English was a professional need, simple as that.  I can't employ people who are unable to read technical instructions and cannot discuss details with clients.'

Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Philip Hammond said: 'The ability to speak English is not a racial characteristic, but a qualification.

Mr Osmon's advert read: Must be able to understand English, written and verbal, as will be dealing with clients in residential and business premises.'

A spokesman from the Department for Work and Pensions said: 'Where people are quite forthright in their requirements, we need to be assured that they give all a fair crack of the whip and not just turn them down because they are from, say Eastern Europe or wherever.

Detective accused over 'pondlife' jibe


A Detective constable who called a career criminal 'pondlife' is facing disciplinary action by his force.

The officer, who faces possible dismissal, has been told that the criminal 'might' have been offended' had he heard the remark, although he was not present at the time.

It was taped covertly by Nottinghamshire police investigating alleged corruption by another member of staff.

Critics have called the affair 'ludicrous' and another example of the kind of the stupid political correctness officers have to battle while trying to do their jobs.

Mike Taylor, chairman of the Nottinghamshire branch of the Police Federation said: The man in question is known criminal who has a number of convictions.  So it does seem ludicrous that we have to go to these levels.

'This was a private conversation and surely people have go a right to that?'

Three other officers have been informed that they will face disciplinary action for using 'inappropriate language' in private conversations (sounds like Hitler's Germany!-viv)

They are not suspected of any criminal activity and the fact that their comments were recorded is disquieting.

All have been 'grounded' as part of the investigation which means they have been kept on office-bound duties.

After the corruption inquiry has been concluded, deputy chief constable Howard Roberts will decided on their cases, whether to carry out a full inquiry and wasting taxpayers money, which could lead to their dismissal?

MS woman walks again after stem cell jabs

A former dancer who was confined to a wheelchair by MS is walking again after having stem cell treatment.

The muscle-wasting disease robbed Sue Robson 42 of the use of her legs and started to destroy her eyesight.

But hours after having stem cells from the umbilical cords of new-born babies injected into her body she stood up and walked.

Mrs Robson who went to Holland for the treatment, said: 'I could not believe how quickly I started to get the strength and feeling back into my legs and arms.

It is amazing. I just felt this charge of energy and had the urge to get up and walk.

When I was on my feet, I could not believe it.  I thought I was dreaming. I'd gone from a wheelchair just a short time earlier to walking around with the help of a frame.

I was diagnosed with MS in 1995.

Mrs Robson became wheelchair bound lost control of her bladder and your eyesight began to fade.  Her weight plummeted from nine stone to six stone.  I wanted to give up and die.

Then she heard about a company which runs experimental stem cells into the body.  The theory is that the stem cells - building block cells able to turn into different tissues in the body-rebuild damaged nerve transmitters.

UK experts are cautious about the treatment.  It has not been developed for human testing in Britain.

Mrs Robson raised £13,000 for the procedure pioneered at the Advanced Cells Therapeutic clinic in Rotterdam.  Nine days ago she received four injections in her back, at the base of her spine and in her stomach. Within an hour she too her first steps.

The MS Society is funding stem cell research in Bristol and has committed £1million for a treatment centre in Cambridge.

Experts say there is no evidence as to whether stem cell therapy has a long or short term effect on MS

Govt admission over the 'risks' of lone parenting

Single parent households are responsible for most of the 'nuisance neighbour' problems blighting Britain's streets, a govt report admitted for the first time.

It found eight out of ten families threatened with eviction over their criminal and anti-social behaviour had lone mothers.

The study carried out for John Prescott by Sheffield Hallam University, said its findings 'may indicate that there are particular vulnerabilities or risk factors associated with lone parenting.'

It examined 99 families helped by social workers in Northern England because they were facing eviction owing to their anti-social behaviour.

Researchers said eight out of ten of the adults in the families were women and that 'reflecting the high proportion of female adults in the sample, eight out of ten families were headed up by lone parent women.'

It was unclear why more lone parents than two parent families had been sent to the anti-social behaviour projects, but the report said the risk factors of single parenthood could be to blame.

Children of the families had been charged with crimes including arson, assault, burglary, graffiti criminal damage and public order offences.  More than half the families had been accused of intimidating neighbours and damaging property.

Robert Whelan of the Civitas think-tank said: 'The finding that there are greater risks associated with single parenthood is a statement of the blindingly obvious.  But it is a break through, given the prejudice in the govt., against admitting that there are any problems with single parent families.'

Mapping the end of OZ

If you are thinking of going to Australia this summer, think again.

CNNNN is a show on Australian TV - it's like the late lamented The Day Today only funnier.

Those involved took a map of the world to America and asked random punters: "In terms of the War on Terror, which country should we invade next?"  Here are some of the answers:

"Saudi Arabia"
"I'm thinking Italy."
"We'll make a big glass crater out of the f***ing Middle East for all I care."
"Korea ... they're trouble."
"Sri Lanka"
And also it continues.  The names on the map had certain countries juxtaposed.

For example, Australia and Tasmania are down as North and South Korea and occasionally Australia is also down as Iran.

They asked them to put flags in the next country the US should attack.  According to their survey, Australia, I'm afraid is toast.

It's not their fault, they are only slightly less stupid than George W Bush.

RFID-Zapper Shoots to Kill
contributing editor to The Rocky View  - Rodger
[As with any technology, especially of a military or security nature, its secrets and usefulness are fleeting.  This applies also to the counter measures.  So, this cat and mouse game will continue, as the RFID promoters will now seek a way to better protect their coveted prize.  --  Tribble]

Two students turned a disposable camera into a gadget that shocks the life out of RFID tags; now, a privacy advocacy group hopes to sell devices based on their design.

By Jonathan Collins

Jan. 23, 2006—German privacy advocacy group FoeBuD plans to manufacture and sell a device that consumers could used to disable RFID tags permanently. The gadget—called the RFID-Zapper—was developed by two students in Berlin, Germany.
FoeBuD says it wants to manufacture the RFID-Zapper and sell it at its online store. The group met with a hardware developer last week, but says it has no timescale for production or product price yet.

The creative minds behind the RFID-Zapper belong to Tim and Chris (the pair would not divulge their last names), also known, respectively, as MiniMe and Mahajivana. The young inventors say their motivation was concern over the potential use of RFID tags on individual items purchased by consumers. "We read a lot about RFID and its future use and got worried," says Mahajivana. "Some easy way of getting rid of them had to be found. Frying them in the microwave oven wouldn't be an adequate solution most of the time, as it could damage the already-purchased item the tag was attached to. But causing the chip to burn through somehow seemed to be a good idea."

The duo's prototype uses the casing and electronics of a single-use camera with a flash. Within the next few weeks, the duo claims they will post online instructions explaining how others can build a copy of their tag killer for their own use. "Whoever wants to build an RFID-Zapper is welcome to do so, as long as he's not making any profit with it," says Mahajivana.

The design replaces the camera's built-in flash with a coil of coated copper wire. The inventors removed the film and, after disconnecting the camera's capacitor from the flash, soldered one end of the coil to the capacitor and the other end to one pole of a switch used to turn the device on or off. They then connected the switch's remaining pole to the capacitor's other terminal. Once the camera is reassembled and held very close to an RFID tag, the duo explains, pressing its shutter button causes the coil to emit an electromagnetic pulse that will overload the tag's circuitry and destroy its ability to function.

After zapping several tags, MiniMe and Mahajivana used an RFID-Tag-Finder to test them for signs of life. "It finds passive RFID tags operating at 13.56 MHz, which are the ones we can zap," explains Mahajivana. The inventors built the RFID-Tag-Finder based on details published in an article appearing on the Web site of C'T, a technology magazine. 

One of the disposable cameras 
the team used to make its RFID-Zapper.


I am from the gubment, & am here to help you - NOT
Halliburton Detention Camps For Political Subversives
contributing editor to The Rocky View  - Rodger

Paul Joseph Watson/Prison | February 1 2006

In another shining example of modern day corporate fascism, it was announced recently that Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root had been awarded a $385 million dollar contract by Homeland Security to construct detention and processing facilities in the event of a national emergency.

The language of the preamble to the agreement veils the program with talk of temporary migrant holding centers, but it is made clear that the camps will also be used "as the development of a plan to react to a national emergency."

Discussions of federal concentration camps is no longer the rhetoric of paranoid Internet conspiracy theorists, it is mainstream news.

Under the enemy combatant designation anyone at the behest of the US government, even if they are a US citizen, can be kidnapped and placed in an internment facility forever without trial. Jose Padilla, an American citizen, has spent over four years in a Navy brig and is only just now getting a trial.

In 2002, FEMA sought bids from major real estate and engineering firms to construct giant internment facilities in the case of a chemical, biological or nuclear attack or a natural disaster.

Okanogan County Commissioner Dave Schulz went public three years ago with his contention that his county was set to be a location for one of the camps.

Alex Jones has attended numerous military urban warfare training drills across the US where role players were used to simulate arresting American citizens and taking them to internment camps.

The move towards the database state in the US and the UK, where every offence is arrestable and DNA records of every suspect, even if later proven innocent, are permanently kept on record, is the only tool necessary to create a master list of 'subversives' that would be subject to internment in a manufactured time of national emergency.

The national ID card is also intended to be used for this purpose, just as the Nazis used early IBM computer punch card technology to catalogue lists of homosexuals, gypsies and Jews before the round-ups began.

Section 44 of the Terrorism Act in Britain enables police to obtain name and address details of anyone they choose, whether they are acting suspiciously or not. Those details remain on a database forever. To date, 119,000 names of political activists have been taken and this is a figure that will skyrocket once the post 7/7 figures are taken into account. At the height of the Iraq war protests, around a million people marched across the country. However, most of these people were taking part in a political protest for the first time and as a one off. Even if we take a figure of half, 500,000 people being politically active in Britain, that means that the government has already registered around a quarter of political activists in the UK.

In truth the number is probably above half because we are not factoring in those already on MI5 'subversive' lists and those listed after the 7/7 bombings, when the powers were used even more broadly.

Concurrently in the US, a new provision in the extended Patriot Act bill would allow Secret Service agents to arrest and jail protesters accused of breaching any security perimeter, even if the President or any other protected official isn't present. The definition of 'free speech zones' can be shifted around loosely and this would open the floodgates for protesters to be grabbed and hauled away in any circumstance at the whim of the Secret Service.

During the 2004 RNC protests, thousands of New Yorkers were arrested en masse in indiscriminate round-ups and taken to Pier 57 (pictured), a condemned, asbestos poisoned old bus depot, where they were imprisoned without charge for up to 24 hours or more.

The existence and development of internment camps are solely intended to be used to round up en masse and imprison 'political dissidents' (anyone who isn't prepared to lick government boots) after a simulated tactical nuke or biological attack on a major US or European city.

More Halliburton Hypocrisy

by Charlie Cray 01.25.2006

Halliburton is crowing about getting a new Homeland Security contract to build detention camps for illegal immigrants just a few months after its subcontractors were caught using illegal immigrants to help repair naval bases damaged by hurricane Katrina.

Under the new contract, KBR will build temporary detention facilities for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a department of the DHS, "to augment existing ICE Detention and Removal Operations (DRO) Program facilities in the event of an emergency influx of immigrants into the U.S.," the the company said.

The contract requires KBR to provide logistics support to operate one or more of the detention facilities if required. KBR will also perform emergency repair and construction services for ICE in the event of a natural disaster.

When investigative reporter Roberto Lovato looked into the conditions provided to subcontractor employees, he found "squalid trailer parks where up to 19 unpaid, unfed and undocumented KBR site workers inhabited a single trailer for $70 per person, per week." Many suffer from work-related health problems, including diarrhea, sprained ankles, cuts and bruises acquired while working for KBR.

At one point, numerous undocumented workers were thrown off the job and forced to live in the streets of New Orleans after Halliburton refused for two months to pay a subcontractor. Seventy-four workers filed a complaint with the Department of Labor seeking $56,000 in back pay.

Just as the company lured low-wage foreigners to Iraq, workers from poor countries were led to the Gulf Coast by KBR's shady job brokers peddling exaggerated wages and benefits that rarely materialize after immigrants arrive for work. "They were going to pay seven dollars an hour, and the food was going to be free, and rent, but they gave us nothing," a teenage worker from Mexico told Lovato. "They weren't feeding us. We ate cookies for five days. Cookies, nothing else," he said.

The CEO of Texas-based DRS Cosmotech, a KBR subcontractor, hung-up the phone on Lovato after he identified himself as a reporter. The CEO had reportedly promised workers they would be living in hotels or houses, but were provided tents instead.

So it appears that Halliburton is doing its part to ensure that the detention cells it builds will be stuffed.

It is also doing its part to make sure it doesn't get punished for doing so.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Halliburton, DynCorp and other groups have hired trade association lobbyists to oppose a proposal prohibiting defense contractor involvement in human trafficking. The lobbyists say they're in favor of the idea in principle, but that implementing it is unrealistic. The lobbyists represent thousands of firms, including DynCorp and KBR, both of which have been linked to trafficking-related concerns.

Three years ago, President Bush declared that he had "zero tolerance" for trafficking in humans by the government's overseas contractors, and two years ago Congress mandated a similar policy.

"We are especially gratified to be awarded this contract because it builds on our extremely strong track record..." says Bruce Stanski, executive vice president, KBR Government and Infrastructure.

The company's track record also includes building "more humane" prison cells that were used to replace the infamous tiger cages used by the French in Vietnam, and building the terrorist prison camp in Guantanamo Bay Cuba.

The frightening thing is to think of all this and wonder if there could be any tie to that other story about Halliburton and Houston that broke this week -- the Newsweek story about spying on a small group of Halliburton protesters.

"First they came for the illegal immigrants..."

Just When You Thought You had Everything
contributing editor to The Rocky View  - Jeanne


Just When You Thought You had Everything


Health / nutrition
"Do you know who is the culprit and who is the enemy"?  Do not shoot the messenger.

Childhood Vaccination: State Enforced Child Abuse?

By: Dr Paula Baillie-Hamilton, Medical Doctor and Author

Dr. Paula Baillie-Hamilton explores the growing phenomena of parents choosing medical sterilisation instead of submitting future children to the increasingly rigid state childhood vaccination program, which many top scientists now believe to be compromising our children’s present and future health.

I am standing in the Floridian department store Burdines-Macy’s watching my friend Annie trying to round up her two younger children. For most children, a few stiff words would have the desired effect, however in this instance she could be speaking in an alien tongue for all the effect her efforts appear to be having. As I race around the store searching for her youngest child, who appears to have completely vanished off the face of the earth, I look back and catch a glimmer of unadulterated distress and sadness in her eyes as her beloved children’s poor behavior attracts increasing numbers of disapproving stares from passing shoppers.

Far from being a result of poor discipline, the poor behavior - and multiple health problems - of all her three children seems to have arisen as a direct result of childhood vaccinations. Despite being completely normal for the first few months, they all deteriorated physically, and behaviorally, immediately following various different rounds of the intensive and expanding program of childhood vaccinations all American children now have to unquestioningly submit to in order to be admitted to school.

Now all her three children appear to show signs of the increasingly common vaccine linked childhood behavioral conditions known as Attention Disorder Hyperactivity Deficit (ADHD) – indeed her eldest was recently put on a ritolin like drug (called focalin) due to poor behavior in school. But this tragedy for her does not stop there as, more worryingly, another one of her children has also developed features of autism. Indeed, their behavior has deteriorated to the point that this highly intelligent lady says with feeling that “These are not the children that I gave birth to.”

When sterilization is the only alternative

For Annie and a growing number of her friends, the current system has gotten so crazy that they have been forced to take the only option available to them - medical sterilization. She and other parents of vaccine damaged behaviorally disturbed children have been so traumatized and worn down by the tough state laws on childhood vaccinations, medical stone walls and extreme child behavior, that they taken the dramatic step of being sterilized for fear of having any further healthy babies which end up being damaged by compulsory vaccinations.

While she and her husband love all their children dearly and despite her deep desire to have another child, which was extremely strong, they both could not contemplate coping with another behaviorally damaged child. It is this real fear of “making more bad babies” which appears to be the driving force behind this new and shocking phenomena of deliberate sterilization.

The Government childhood immunization programs: State endorsed blackmail?

You may well ask why if it was so obviously the vaccines behind her first child’s deteriorating health, why were her second and third children vaccinated? Well, if the doctor who vaccinated your child does not accept the fact that the vaccine that he/she gave was actually responsible for your child’s current health problem, this would make even the most confident parent, question his or her own recall of events or existence of symptoms. If you combine this with the fact that all childhood vaccines are now mandatory, this serves to makes resistance almost futile. As questioning the safety of a vaccine is tantamount to taking on the entire US government and medical profession in one fell swoop. Thirdly, there is denial – what parent wants to be told that by vaccinating their child they were indirectly responsible for causing their health problem?

Every different state has passed laws requiring children to be given a full course of vaccination, which comprises 33 doses of about 9 or 10 vaccines before entering school. While exemptions can be obtained, they are very hard to get and mainly reserved for religious and some health reasons. And although a few states do allow for philosophical objections, the New Jersey courts recently upheld the right of a private school to deny admission to a student merely because she objected to taking a vaccine.

This legalized form of blackmail goes further as unvaccinated children are not even allowed to take part in school sports. Indeed many pediatricians will not even treat unvaccinated children. For a country supposedly known as “The Land of the Free,” America appears to have the harshest anti-libertarian laws in the world when it comes to childhood vaccinations. To many citizens, particularly non-Americans who don’t have anything like these laws, these regulations could be seen as nothing more than state-endorsed and enforced blackmail.

Annie’s child was transformed from a normal baby into a “high needs baby,” who screamed around the clock immediately following her first 8 week vaccination. This was followed by five years of total rebellion and extreme behavior. Another of her children’s hair fell out at the age of two following another vaccine. Nevertheless, the threat of being unable to send her children to school, of being struck off her pediatrician books, and of becoming a social outcast among the other parents with vaccinated children made Annie press on with the full vaccination program, despite her better innate judgement.

Do vaccines really benefit our children?

Since most children today get up to 33 immunizations before they can be admitted to public school, parents are starting to ask a fundamental question. Which is the greater risk: getting and being injured by the disease, or being injured by the vaccine that purports to protect against it?

For example, serious adverse events after receiving the hepatitis B vaccine, including 48 deaths, are reported three times as frequently as actual cases of hepatitis B in children under the age of 14. Indeed, many of the vaccines are used against diseases which simply don’t exist. For instance, the only polio cases in the United States since 1991 have been those caused by the oral polio vaccine, whose use was discouraged only just recently! And even when they do exist, our better living standards have converted diseases such as measles from potential killers, as they can be in third world countries, to mostly harmless childhood illnesses.

So somewhat shockingly, despite the draconian “blackmail” style laws set up to force parents to vaccinate their children before they are old enough to decide for themselves whether they want to be injected with this concoction of highly toxic chemicals, there appears to be no clear cut evidence that the vast mass vaccination program is on balance benefiting our children. Indeed, there is a growing pile of evidence indicating that as legislation goes to previously unheard of extremes, this policy may have brought about far more damage to our children’s health than good.

It’s official – The Childhood Vaccination Program is damaging children’s health

Ever since mass vaccination of infants began last century, reports of serious brain, cardiovascular, metabolic and other injuries started filling pages of medical journals. A recent article called “The Dark Side of Immunizations,” reviewed reports from several countries showing that vaccinated children, in addition to having a lower I.Q., also have a higher incidence of behavioral problems, asthma, and diabetes than unvaccinated children. In fact, pertussis vaccine (whooping cough) has even been used to induce encephalomyelitis in animals, a potentially fatal disease characterized by brain swelling and haemorrhaging.

Take for example the strong link between vaccines, autism and other childhood behavioral disorders, a real problem Annie and her family live with 24/7. The overall amount of the heavy metal mercury that children were getting -- from the constantly increasing number of vaccinations -- was getting so high that between 1989 and 1999, children who received all the recommended vaccinations would have absorbed their lifetime’s “safe” amount by the time they were 6 months old. This “mistake” was so serious that it even prompted an adviser to the National Immunization Program, Dr. Neal Halsey of Johns Hopkins University, at a hearing in Cambridge three years ago to admit, "I feel badly that I didn't pick it up".

Symptoms of mercury toxicity in young children are extremely similar to those of autism and ADHD. Thus, it is thought that the widespread use of mercury in the childhood vaccination program explains the recent increase in the numbers of children diagnosed with autism since the early 1990s. Indeed, the high number of children diagnosed with autism seems to directly correlate with the recommendation of both the hepatitis B and HIB vaccine to infants in the early 1990s.

But it’s not just behavioral problems that are linked to the childhood vaccination program. Mounting evidence suggests the program has played a role in the massive upsurge of other 21st century childhood health epidemics, such as diabetes, cancer, and immune-system diseases like allergies, asthma and autoimmune disorders.

Why we are seeing previously unforeseen levels of apparently vaccine-linked childhood disease

The reason behind this epidemic of vaccine-linked diseases appears to stem from our increasingly polluted environment. Since the creation of synthetic (and often extremely health-damaging) chemicals at the beginning of the 20th century, their production has doubled approximately every ten years. Consequently our children are now exposed to thousands of synthetic and toxic industrial chemicals from the moment they are even conceived. Then as children, they get yet more from contaminated food, water, and air.

The problem is that our detoxification systems simply were not been designed to process these chemicals. This is true with adults, and even more so with babies. As a result, these toxins accumulate in our bodies. At a certain point, the degree of chemical poisoning appears to become so great that one or more body system collapses, resulting in the development of a so-called “fixed name” disease, such as diabetes or cancer.

There is evidence which points to childhood vaccinations being far more risky than adult vaccination. Firstly we know that children, due to their relatively immature detoxification systems, appear to be the most vulnerable to possible vaccine-induced chemical damage. Secondly, levels of chemicals which cause damage to children are much far smaller than those known to damage an adult. And thirdly, because children systems are still developing, chemical damage can causes additional health problems in our young such as developmental delays and diseases such as autism. This, together with the fact that these days our children are have already been exposed to far more chemicals in the womb than their parents ever were, could help account for the unprecedented number of childhood vaccine-related illnesses now being seen.

The difficulty of breaking the “vaccines are only good” myth

Dr. J. Anthony Morris, the former Chief Vaccine Control Officer at the U.S. Federal Drug Administration, stated that “there is a great deal of evidence to prove that immunization of children does more harm than good.” This is a profoundly shocking comment, and makes you wonder what is behind the government’s policy of forcing parents to unknowingly subject their babies to dozens of shots of highly toxic, well established brain poisons -- in the name of health?

To understand how this crazy situation came to pass we need to go back to the origins of vaccines. Vaccines were originally introduced following Dr. Jenner, an extremely observant country physician, noticed that milkmaids who had been infected by Cowpox, appeared to be resistant against contracting the more fatal small pox. Ever since, this romantic medical breakthrough has resulted in virtually the entire medical community holding the concept of vaccinations tightly to its collective bosom.

However, things have changed from those early days in a way in which Jenner could never have predicted. For vaccines are now -- unlike in his day -- regularly loaded with some of the most toxic brain damaging chemicals known to mankind.

The problem appears to arise from the fact that most doctors are simply not told about these additives. And even if they are, because they are not taught about the effects that these chemicals can have on human health, they fail to grasp their significance and potential role they could be playing in triggering disease.

Is the US Government responsible for child abuse on a massive scale?

In the light of all this information, the question has to be asked to whether the U.S. government enforces laws based on incomplete and flawed science, which are now so rigid, that they could even constitute child abuse on a massive scale - the like which has never before been seen?

Consider the definition of child abuse from federal agencies themselves – when those responsible for a child’s welfare knowingly or by omission inflict physical harm on a child. Although I am no lawyer, the fact that no safety studies have examined how existing levels of vaccines “additives” could affect current and future child health, could potentially be construed as child abuse by negligence.

For instance if I, a medical academic, but also a non-government funded, mother of four young children, can find enough evidence to write two major books on the subject, surely one or more of the highly paid government scientists in charge of the childhood immunization program should be able to do the same. If not, at least examine the evidence from the thousands of existing peer-reviewed scientific papers available, and adopt the precautionary principle to make vaccination optional until further studies shed more light on the situation.


After discovering that her children’s problems may have been due to the chemicals present in vaccines, rather than waiting for any change of policy from the government, Annie has spent the last few days avidly reading up on ways in which to reverse this damage. She has also been researching ways to exempt her children from future vaccines. While she knows she cannot undo all of the seemingly vaccine-induced damage done to her children, she has already seen a glimmer of promise following even a few days of appropriate supplements. Although small, it has even been enough to give her hopes of one day resurrecting her dream of having another child.

While that dream may just have come that bit too late for her, one thing that can be said for certain: no child of hers will ever get the needle again.

Copyright Phenomena Entertainment Group LLC 2004.

Dr Paula Baillie-Hamilton is a medical doctor who holds an academic doctorate in human metabilism from the University of Oxford. She is a visiting fellow in Occupational and Environmental Health at Stirling University in Scotland and an advisor to the Soil Association, the UK’s organic certification body. Dr Baillie-Hamilton’s extensive work on chemical toxins and organic foods has been published in international medical journals. Her critically acclaimed book, ‘The Body Restoration Plan’, was published in the US in 2003 by Avery Books and in the UK by Michael Joseph under the title, The Detox Diet. Paula's second book is known as ‘Stop the 21st Century Killing You’ in the UK (Random House, January 2005) and as ‘Toxic Overload’ in the US (Penguin Putnam June 2005). This book looks at the wider issue of the ways in which 21st century living damages our health, and outlines ways in which to adapt and thrive in our new and toxic environment.

Dr Baillie-Hamilton's website can be found here.

I am from the gubment, & am here to help you - NOT
BLM Proposes to Overspray 17 Western States with Herbicides
contributing editor to The Rocky View  - Rodger
[Come on Rodger, stop looking at the negative side of things.  I'm hoping they will spray some over my garden and help me get rid of the weeds.  -  Bill.]

Allegedly to control "invasive plant species," the federal plan will actually promote non-native plant propagation and ripen the bird population for a flu epidemic

By The Idaho Observer

The Bureau of Land Management is proposing to apply herbicides to nearly one million acres in 17 Western states. The plan has sparked a wave of opposition from a variety of groups who do not believe the government should overspray the west with toxic chemicals to control the spread of plants the government prefers to identify as "invasive species."

The Idaho Statesman Journal reported that Verlin Smith, BLM branch chief for renewable resources in Utah, said the weed killer is needed to combat the rise of cheat grass, tamarisk, Russian olive and other invasive species, which he said are strangling rangelands and wildlife habitat while sucking up precious water resources. Smith said herbicides are one of the tools at the BLM’s disposal to reclaim land overgrown with invasive non-native plants. Much of the herbicide application will be from the air.

Opponents believe that chemical spraying promotes invasion of non-native species by changing soil chemistry in a way that diminishes the viability of native plants, giving aggressive "invaders" an advantage. The plan promotes a vicious cycle—kill the invaders with chemical poisons to make room for the natives that cannot thrive in soil that has been chemically-poisoned.

The proposal, which was in the "public comment phase" through Jan. 9, is the preferred method of action by the BLM. Though the agency has no way of controlling non-targeted plant, animal and human exposure to aerial applications of the herbicides (all of which are known carcinogens), it will likely take extremely vocal opposition to stop the plan.

It should also be noted that wild animals exposed to toxic chemicals are more vulnerable to sickness and disease. This consideration is particularly important in an era where we are being told that an outbreak of avian flu could jump species and kill millions of people.

For more information about the BLM plan to poison the west this year, go to

Note: Ingri Cassel and Don Harkins have been editing a book by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny that will be entitled "Fowl." This book, which is expected to be available in March, will be the definitive work on the avian flu scare and the toxic realities of commercial interests that have been planning and creating the environment for this hysteria. Once her book comes out, our comments in this article about how the BLM overspray plan will conveniently promote the likelihood of an avian flu outbreak in the U.S., will appear more lucid. Go to for some introduction to the "proposed" avian flu pandemic sceduled to kill 2 million Americans.

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Whatever Happened to Masculinity?
contributing editor to The Rocky View  - Dan

By Pastor Chuck Baldwin, January 26, 2006

The recent Hollywood infatuation with homosexuality is only the latest example of how true American manhood is being systematically dismantled. Throughout our culture, masculinity is de-emphasized, even scorned.

I well remember how Ronald Reagan was castigated as being "too masculine." Truly, Reagan was the last masculine president America has had (and maybe will have). Can you imagine what today's generation of soft Americans would think of Harry Truman or Theodore Roosevelt?

By masculine, I mean a man who not only demonstrates the physical qualities of ruggedness but who also possesses inner toughness. A man who says what he means and means what he says. A man who recognizes the importance of honesty. A man of noble principle. A man without covetousness. A man who cannot be bribed or bullied. A man committed to manly virtues. A man who is the head of his home and knows how to control and discipline his children. A man who loves justice but also knows tenderness and mercy. A man who fears God and shows reverence for the sacred. A man who knows the difference between the rule of law and the lust for power. On the whole, our society today has little tolerance for such men. Even in our churches, masculinity is dying.

It seems that most Christian schools and church Sunday Schools (and probably Christian homes) are controlled and dominated by women. Now, please don't misunderstand me. There is certainly nothing wrong with women working and serving in the Lord's vineyard. I can't imagine where we would be without the sacrificial and tireless efforts of the countless thousands of dedicated Christian women found in virtually all of our ministries. However, except for rare examples, women are not capable of inculcating manliness into young boys. This is truly man's work.

The overexposure of young boys to women leaders is taking a serious toll on their masculinity. Think about it: it is not uncommon for a young boy to never know a male teacher or principal until reaching high school, and even then, male teachers are egregiously outnumbered by their female counterparts. In some schools, the ratio is 10 to 1. If a boy does not grow up with his father in the home, the problem is only exacerbated.

Take a stroll down the hallways of most high schools, including most Christian high schools. What do you see? Soft, effeminate boys! Most Christian schools do not even provide masculine sports such as football, wrestling, or boxing. Beyond that, boys are constantly taught to submit to feminine leadership. Independence and assertiveness are considered evil, when in fact, any man worth his salt must, by definition, be a man of independence and strength.

I see this constantly in gospel music. Many of today's popular Christian entertainers (and that's all many of them are) are markedly soft and effeminate in appearance, voice, mannerisms, and actions. Believe it or not, it did not used to be this way.

There was a time in America when society as a whole expected men to be masculine. Boys were taught physical, emotional, and spiritual toughness. They played "rough" games. They were taught how to defend themselves and others. At the same time, they were taught rules of etiquette, polite manners, and proper speech. They knew the meaning of the word "gentleman." Manhood had more to do with how well he behaved, not how well he cussed.

That Hollywood is continuing to pollute our culture with its incessant promotion of movies which praise and promote the homosexual lifestyle is one more nail in the coffin of American decency and manhood. But Hollywood is not the only culprit. America's politicians, business leaders, and even church leaders are all contributing to the problem!

It is unclear whether America will be able to rebound from this anti-masculinity political correctness that currently permeates our culture. However, one thing is clear: true masculinity is fast disappearing from the American landscape, and as it vanishes, so does one of the significant attributes that helped build this nation.

There is yet one more uncertainty: how long can America survive without it?

Teaching Falsely
University to Ban Bibles
contributing editor to The Rocky View  - Viv
[There is an irony in stories and actions such as this one.  Usually, the bans and restrictions are related to "christian" books and activities.  Usually, the reason espoused is because the existence of these things might cause trouble, might cause discrimination.  Right or wrong, it is a basic tenet of "christian" dogma to "love" everyone, to get along with each other.  So, unless a proponent of banning "christian" related books and activities knows something the rest of us do not, they must be thing that violence and discrimination will originate from those "others".  Then does it not make sense to ban those "others" for the trouble they might cause?  --  Tribble]

Wants 'students of all faiths feel at home'

Edinburgh University in Scotland will begin banning Holy Bibles from its student halls of residence due to concern they are the source of discrimination against students of other faiths.

The ban was a response to student association protests as well as an agenda to equally support all faiths, a university spokesman told the Times of London.

A Gideon Bible is traditionally placed in the room of all new students, and there are currently about 2,000 bibles in the Pollock Halls campus near Holyrood Park. Gideons International has handed out 63 million Bibles worldwide in places such as hotels, prisons and hospitals.

Since the school has students from 120 countries and all different faith backgrounds, officials believe that the distribution of Bibles could be offensive to some students.

Ruth Cameron, an advocate of the removal of Bibles from the campus, and the student association president said, "The student association strongly believes in the importance of ensuring that students of all faiths feel at home in their university accommodation," she said.

She also stated that the removal of Bibles is not about attacking Christianity but about "respecting diversity."

The proposal to remove Bibles will be voted on by the student association and then given approval by the university.

This is not the first removal of faith from Edinburgh University. Last year the school removed prayer from graduation ceremonies.

On the other hand, Stirling University was forced to stop plans to remove 6,000 Bibles from the campus after a huge protest from Christian students. The university came to the compromise of inviting all faiths to place their holy books on campus.

An Edinburgh University spokesman says the university will make a final decision later but will take the wishes of the student body into account: "The student body is made up of diverse faith backgrounds which are evenly supported by the University Chaplaincy which pursues a policy of supporting all faiths and none."

Rev. John Lowry of Niddrie Parish Church in Edinburgh, said, "It is very disappointing from our point of view. But I can understand why people have chosen to do this."

Debts and Blessings
contributing editor to The Rocky View  - Dan

"The Bible calls debt a curse and children a blessing. But in our culture, we apply for a curse and reject blessings. Something is wrong with this picture. "  -- Doug Philips ( Vision Forum )


Health / nutrition
Common Cold May Save Us from Bird Flu

Debora MacKenzie

Adenovirus, one cause of the common cold, may help protect against pandemic flu. Two separate groups of US scientists have successfully vaccinated mice and chickens with an adenovirus-based DNA vaccine against different strains of H5N1 bird flu. And they now want to test it in humans.

The teams used a crippled adenovirus, which cannot replicate, as a carrier for the gene for the main surface protein of H5N1, haemagglutinin (HA), to stimulate a powerful immune response in the animals.

Andrea Gambotto at the University of Pittsburgh, and colleagues, and a separate team led by Suresh Mittal at Purdue University, Indiana, each made vaccines using the HA from the H5N1 flu that killed people in Vietnam in 2005, and with the HA from the H5N1 that first jumped to humans in Hong Kong in 1997.

In both studies, both vaccines completely protected mice from the virus from which the HA was sourced – and Gambotto’s group found it worked in chickens as well. But each vaccine also protected against the other strain. Such cross-protection is very limited with standard vaccines made of killed flu viruses.

That, Gambotto told New Scientist, is because standard vaccines induce antibodies against the flu virus, but not cell-mediated immunity, in which white blood cells called T lymphocytes are also primed to attack the virus. Both groups showed that the adenovirus-HA vaccine elicited both. “T-cells respond to a much wider range of targets on the protein, including regions that are conserved between different strains,” explains Gambotto.

So a vaccine that induces cell-mediated immunity against this year’s flu virus might still work against next year’s, slightly mutated strain. In theory, both groups conclude, this could permit H5N1 vaccine stockpiling, with the hope that this year's vaccine will work against whatever pandemic strain of H5N1 emerges.

Dose production

Critics charge that people with immunity to adenovirus from previous infections will not respond to these vaccines. But in 2004 scientists put a protein from a common form of human flu (H1N1) on an adenovirus, and showed it worked regardless of whether the person already had antibodies to adenovirus.

Mittal and colleagues report that their adenovirus vaccines always elicit more immunity with an additional booster dose, even though the subject should have become immune to adenovirus with the first dose.

The work is all the more important because trials with H5N1 vaccines made of dead virus have induced disappointingly feeble immune responses in people, unless given at high doses. At the doses required to elicit immunity in the most recent clinical trials, all the world’s vaccine plants would only be able to produce enough for 225 million people in six months. Adenovirus, however, strongly stimulates the immune system, says Gambotto, so small doses may be possible, meaning more could be made in a short time.

Moreover, it is hard to grow flu virus. Most vaccine is grown in chicken eggs, although new manufacturing plants will grow it in cell culture. But adenovirus is an industrial workhorse that can be grown to densities of 1015 viral particles per litre of culture in industrial fermenters – higher than most other viruses. “Even if I need ten billion viral particles to make a dose of vaccine, I’d still have thousands of doses per litre,” Gambotto notes.

Journal reference: The Lancet (DOI: 10.1016/50140-6736(06)68076-8), Journal of Virology (vol 80 p 1959)

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High Tech, Under the Skin

By Anna Bahney
WILLIAM DONELSON'S left hand gripped the paper-covered arm of an antique barber chair at a tattoo and piercing shop in Cambridge, Ontario. His feet bounced gently on the chrome footrest as he waited for his implant.

The piercer — whose day is usually spent inserting rings into the eyebrows and navels of teenage girls — snapped on purple latex gloves and lifted a four-millimeter-wide sterilized needle to Mr. Donelson's hand.

Jesse Villemaire implants a chip.

"I'm set," Mr. Donelson said with a deep breath. He watched as the needle pierced the fleshy webbing between his thumb and forefinger and a microchip was slid under his skin. At last he would be able to do what he had long imagined: enhance his body's powers through technology.
By inserting the chip, a radio frequency identification device, Mr. Donelson would literally have at his fingertips the same magic that makes security gates swing open with a swipe of a card, and bridge and tunnel traffic flow smoothly with an E-ZPass. With a wave of his hand he planned to log on to his computer, open doors and unlock his car.

Implanting the chip was a relatively simple procedure but highly symbolic to Mr. Donelson, a 21-year-old computer networking student so enthralled with the link between technology and the body that he has tattoos of data-input jacks running down his spine. They are an allusion to an imagined future when people might be plugged directly into computers. His new chip, complete with a miniature antenna and enclosed in a glass ampoule no bigger than a piece of long-grain rice, has a small memory where he has stored the words "Embrace Technology."

"People are already using their cellphones as an extension of their communication ability," Mr. Donelson said, indicating the wireless cellphone earpiece affixed to his ear. "It is pretty much a part of you anyway."

The difference between a device resting in one's ear and inside the body is "a pretty small step," he said.

Mr. Donelson and three friends, who had driven 100 miles from their homes in Lockport, N.Y., to have the implants inserted by a piercer, Jesse Villemaire, whom they had persuaded to do the work, are part of a small group, about 30 people around the world, who have independently inserted radio frequency identification chips, known as RFID tags, into their bodies, according to Web-based forums devoted to what participants call getting tagged.

The tiny silicone chips, which for years have been safely implanted in pets and livestock to identify their owners, come with an encoded string of numbers. (Some chips have a small amount of memory that can be updated.) They are read by a scanner two to four inches away, much like a bar code except the chips don't need to be visible to be read.

Digital visionaries have long foreseen a future when people and computers merge. In most cases the convergence is imagined as a nightmare, as in "Blade Runner" or the "Matrix" movies. But Mr. Donelson is part of a pro-convergence camp that points out the future is closer than many people imagine, and argues it is not nearly so threatening.

Digital products people use every day are becoming more integral to the human body, they note. Cameras, storage drives and MP3 players are designed with mirrored surfaces or crystals to make them more attractive to wear as necklaces and pendants. Bluetooth wireless technology enables jackets and sunglasses to double as electronic devices, and a new cellphone earpiece, the Motorola H5 Miniblue, sits inside the ear almost like a hearing aid.

People who feel naked without their cellphones, who carry around a set of keys with storage devices like flash drives that contain their digital life, who have their entire music collection on an iPod, have already created an information envelope around themselves, said Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, a research director at the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, Calif.

"They are living a life in which they have a symbiotic relationship with communication technologies that are as familiar a part of the body as braces or glasses," Mr. Pang said. "For these people, the idea of putting an RFID tag in themselves is no stranger than putting in fillings."

Implanting chips in people is not new. Some employees of the Mexican Ministry of Justice are implanted with chips that give them a fast track through their building's security, and a Barcelona dance club offered chips to V.I.P.'s.

In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration gave approval in 2004 to a Florida company, Verichip, to implant RFID chips in people as a means to retrieve medical information. The information is not on the chip; it is in a computer database that hospitals gain access to by scanning patients who carry a chip beneath their skin. In the last three years, Verichip says, it has implanted more than 2,000 people around the world and 60 in the United States. Its chips are a proprietary technology and cost about $200 each.


Do not Leave Home without It
contributing editor to The Rocky View  - Dale

The all in one pen.  But in what color does it write?
It seems to many of us these days that the pace of technological change is so great that it outstrips our imaginations — just as soon as we can conceive of the next nifty electronic gadget we'd like to have, we find out that somebody has already built it.

Miniaturized devices such as cameras and telephones are examples of now-common technologies that just a few years ago most of us rarely encountered outside the fictional world of spy thrillers. Miniaturized personal computers are the next logical step, but many readers might be surprised to learn that a plan for PC components housed in devices the size and shape of ballpoint pens (as shown above) was showcased by a major electronics company over two years ago.
At the 2003 ITU Telecom World exhibition held in Geneva, the Tokyo-based NEC corporation displayed a conceptual $30,000 prototype of what they dubbed a "Pen-style Personal Networking Gadget Package," or P-ISM. As NEC described the P-ISM:

P-ISM is a gadget package including five functions: a pen-style cellular phone with a handwriting data input function, virtual keyboard, a very small projector, camera scanner, and personal ID key with cashless pass function. P-ISMs are connected with one another through short-range wireless technology. The whole set is also connected to the Internet through the cellular phone function. This personal gadget in a minimalistic pen style enables the ultimate ubiquitous computing. 

The P-ISM system was based on "low-cost electronic perception technology" produced by the San Jose, California, firm of Canesta, Inc., developers of technologies such as the "virtual keyboard" (although the last two pictures shown above appear to be virtual keyboard products sold by other companies such as VKB rather than components of the P-ISM prototype).


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Twenty Years In Prison For Having Sex With His Wife
contributing editor to The Rocky View  - Dan
[And some wonder why husbands are less affectionate with their wives.  Is it worth the risk?  --  Tribble]

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.  - Kris Kristofferson [Source: Song - Me & Bobby McGee]

by Phyllis Schlafly Feb. 8, 2006
William J. Hetherington has been incarcerated in Michigan prisons for more than 20 years for having sex with his wife Linda. In 1986, he became the first man in Genesee County convicted of the new Michigan crime called spousal rape.

Linda was not a battered wife; she testified at the trial that he had never beaten her in their 16 years of marriage. Hetherington was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force, received a National Defense Service Medal, and had no police record of any sort.

The sentencing guideline for this new offense was 12 months to 10 years but, without showing cause, the judge sentenced him to 15 to 30 years (twice the time served by the average convicted rapist in Michigan). Twenty years later, despite an exemplary prison record, the parole board routinely refuses to parole him, giving as its sole reason "prisoner denies the offense."

Hetherington has, indeed, always maintained his innocence. It was a he-said-she-said case during a custody battle; he said it was consensual sex, she said it was rape. The judge used Michigan's new Rape Shield Law to prohibit cross-examination of Linda.

No physical evidence of rape was produced at the trial. A pelvic examination of Linda at the hospital three hours after the alleged offense showed no evidence of injury or forced penetration. Apparently what persuaded the jury to convict was the testimony of two police officers that they had observed tape marks on Linda's face.

The court-designated psychologist who examined Hetherington, Dr. Harold S. Sommerschield, Ph.D., concluded: "This is not a man who would force himself sexually or hostilely on another individual, as this would be foreign to his personality dynamics. ... his histrionic personality ... would substantiate his explanation of what has occurred in regards to the relationship with his ex-wife."

The rape charge was prosecuted simultaneously with the custody case, and the divorce court had frozen all Hetherington's assets so he had no money to hire a lawyer or make bond. Nevertheless, the criminal court ruled that he was not indigent and refused to provide him with a lawyer.

For 12 years, the court refused to provide Hetherington with a transcript of the trial. Without funds, he was unable to buy one, so he was effectively denied his right of appeal, and no appeal has ever been heard on the substance of this case.

At the sentencing, prosecutor Robert Weiss called Hetherington's alleged offense equivalent to "first degree murder" and falsely accused him of beating Linda. Weiss was running for a judgeship, and observers sized up his prejudicial statements as grandstanding for support from the feminists.

Linda walked away with custody of their three daughters, the marital home, and all marital assets.

Ten years after Hetherington's conviction, a volunteer attorney, Jeff Feldman, using the Freedom of Information Act, obtained copies of five photographs taken of Linda by police at the alleged crime scene immediately after the alleged offense. The photographs were in a locker in a police garage, and the prosecution had never disclosed them to the defense.

The photographs were then examined by a forensic photographer in Miami, John Valor, using all modern techniques. Valor's four-page notarized report detailed his impressive expertise, including service as the lead forensic photographer in the trial of serial-killer Ted Bundy.

Valor's sworn statement dated January 8, 1998 stated that the pictures of Linda showed absolutely no scratches, tape marks or abnormalities of any kind, and that marks would have been clearly visible if there had been any. If a government witness gives false testimony, a convicted prisoner should be entitled to a new trial, but Hetherington didn't get it.

Years later, a completely unsolicited letter was sent to the parole board by Melissa Anne Suchy, who had been employed by Linda as a babysitter. Suchy's letter is hearsay, but it has the ring of authenticity.

Suchy wrote that Linda told her she made up the story about rape because she was then pregnant with the baby of her boyfriend, and he pushed her to press rape charges, saying that she would have to "get rid of Hetherington or he wouldn't take care of the baby."

Over the years, several pro bono lawyers and concerned citizens have tried to secure a pardon or a parole for Hetherington, but Michigan appears determined to make him serve 30 years because he won't admit guilt and because the bureaucracy won't admit it made a mistake.

Almost everyone who reads the record of what happened to William Hetherington concludes that he was unjustly accused, unjustly convicted, unjustly sentenced, unjustly denied his due process and appeal rights, unjustly denied a new trial based on physical evidence of inaccurate testimony by government witnesses, and unjustly denied parole.

A good man's life has been sacrificed, and three children have been denied their father, by the malicious feminists who have lobbied for laws that punish spousal rape just like stranger rape and deny a man the right to cross-examine his accuser. They have created a judicial system where the woman must always be believed even though she has no evidence, and the man is always guilty.


"... first we shoot all the lawyers" -- Shakespeare
contributing editor to The Rocky View  - Dan
[Shoot not the messenger.  --  Tribble]

“The division of the United States into two federations of equal force was decided long before the civil war by the high financial power of Europe.  These bankers were afraid that the United States, if they remained in one block and as one nation, would attain economical and financial independence,which would upset their financial domination over the world.  The voice of the Rothschilds predominated.  They foresaw the tremendous booty if they could substitute two feeble democracies, indebted to the financiers, to the vigorous Republic, confident and self-providing. herefore they started their emissaries in order to exploit the question of slavery and thus dig an abyss between the two parts of the Republic.”

- Otto von Bismarck, in 1876 on "Jews and the American Civil War".

Web Beacons.  Do You Yahoo?
contributing editor to The Rocky View  - Melissa
[Yahoo is not alone in this, but can make a good case study.  Turn off the cookies?  Of course, then some of those sites you want to visit will not work as well.  --  Tribble]

Also called a Web bug or a pixel tag or a clear GIF. Used in combination with cookies, a Web beacon is an often-transparent graphic image, usually no larger than 1 pixel x 1 pixel, that is placed on a Web site or in an e-mail that is used to monitor the behavior of the user visiting the Web site or sending the e-mail. When the HTML code for the Web beacon points to a site to retrieve the image, at the same time it can pass along information such as the IP address of the computer that retrieved the image, the time the Web beacon was viewed and for how long, the type of browser that retrieved the image and previously set cookie values.

Web beacons are typically used by a third-party to monitor the activity of a site. A Web beacon can be detected by viewing the source code of a Web page and looking for any IMG tags that load from a different server than the rest of the site. Turning off the browser's cookies will prevent Web beacons from tracking the user's activity. The Web beacon will still account for an anonymous visit, but the user's unique information will not be recorded.

Web pages may contain an electronic file called a web beacon, that allows a web site to count users who have visited that page or to access certain cookies. Yahoo! uses web beacons in the following ways:

Within the Yahoo! Network

    * Yahoo! uses web beacons within the Yahoo! network of web sites in order to count users and to recognize users by accessing Yahoo! cookies.
    * Being able to access Yahoo! cookies allows us to personalize your experience when you visit Yahoo! web sites that are located both on and off of the domain. For example, Yahoo! GeoCities pages are mostly located on the domain.

Outside the Yahoo! Network

    * Yahoo! uses web beacons to conduct research on behalf of certain partners on their web sites and also for auditing purposes.
    * Information recorded through these web beacons is used to report anonymous individual and/or aggregate information about Yahoo! users to our partners. Aggregate information may include demographic and usage information. No personally identifiable information about you is shared with partners from this research.
    * When conducting research Yahoo!'s practice is to require our partners to disclose the presence of these web beacons on their pages in their privacy policies and state what choices are available to users regarding the collection and use of this information. You may choose to opt-out of Yahoo! using this information for this research. Please click here to opt-out.

      Note: This opt-out applies to a specific browser rather than a specific user. Therefore you will have to opt-out separately from each computer or browser that you use.


    * Yahoo!'s practice is to include web beacons in HTML-formatted email messages (messages that include graphics) that Yahoo!, or its agents, sends in order to determine which email messages were opened and to note whether a message was acted upon.

In general, any file served as part of a web page, including an ad banner, can act as a web beacon. Yahoo! may also include web beacons from other companies within pages served by Yahoo! so that Yahoo!'s advertisers may receive auditing, research and reporting.

$$$ Follow the Money $$$
Guess Who Came To Breakfast?
contributing editor to The Rocky View  - Dan
[Turn off the cookies?  Of course, then some of your desired sites may not function.  --  Tribble]

USDA Investigates Notmilkman For Bio-Errorism

This week, the United States Department of agriculture continued its ongoing investigation of yours truly by sending two special agents from the Inspector General's office to my New Jersey home.

How would you like to be investigated for terrorism by a powerful government agency? Two of my daughters were very upset and had trouble sleeping the night before.

I felt that witnesses were essential, so I invited Karen Mahaboir, a reporter with the Bergen Record, Northern New Jersey's largest newspaper, to sit in on the meeting. I also invited my dad.

During the interrogation, my daughter Lizzy snapped a photograph of special agent William Squires. Lizzy captured a tiny piece of my profile in the far left of the photo. The reporter is sitting on the couch.

Unfortunately, Lizzy did not get a full photo of Agent Irena Tutco. Agent Tutco was by far the prettier of the two investigators.

Agent Squires was not happy that his likeness was captured on film. He was also not happy that a member of the press was present, and commented that this had never happened to him before. I replied that this was a new experience for me too--the first time that I was being investigated for terrorism. The reporter was allowed to remain, and she took very good notes.

I was informed that a complaint had been filed against me. I asked for a copy of that complaint, but my request was turned down. The Sixth Amendment of the Bill of Rights in America's Constitution guarantees that a citizen has the unalienable right to know his accuser, but that right seems not to be applicable during "payback time."

I told agents Squires and Tutco that my first book "MILK-The Deadly Poison" incriminated Monsanto, the company that now sells the genetically engineered bovine growth hormone. I gave them each a copy of a recent column that I wrote about George Bush's "Monsanto" cabinet. Their boss, USDA Secretary Ann Veneman, once worked closely with Monsanto. So, too, did Attorney General John Ashcroft and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas once served as Monsanto's attorney. Will I survive such a power play?

After writing the above column, many of you warned me that I would soon be deeply mired in stinky bovine excrement. Such warnings seem to have come to pass.

I asked Special Agent Squire if it was against the law for one to say that he or she would bring Mad Cow Disease or Foot and Mouth Disease from England to America.

I was informed that an individual could be charged with a crime if his or her action satisfied four criteria:

1) made the threat 2) intended to carry out the threat 3) be aware that such a threat was a violation of the law (I asked Agent Squire what law prevented someone from making such a threat, but he was unable to cite a statute) 4) acted upon that threat

I told the two investigators that I was going to visit Scotland in July of 2002, and that I would tiptoe through the tulips and bring Hoof and Mouth back to America and spread it around. I then asked them to immediately arrest me, hoping that the publicity would help to sell my new book. They declined to do so.

Well, friends, I'm still a free man, and I am certain that USDA continues to probe for ghosts in my closet and yours. I feel safe knowing that USDA's $40 million dollar bio- terrorism budget is being wisely spent to protect your family and mine.


What will it take for USDA to investigate FDA? What will it take to review the key study leading to approval of Monsanto's genetically engineered bovine growth hormone? FDA refuses to release that study, despite the fact that Inspector General Richard Kusserow promised in 1992 that the study would be released in its entirety.

The study was authored by Richard, Odaglia, and Deslex. Most people who know the issues recognize that study as one lasting for 90 days on 360 laboratory rats.

In fact, the study lasted for 180 days. FDA approved the hormone for America's food supply because they found no biological effects on lab animals.

After day 90, every animal treated with Monsanto's hormone got cancer.

If you eat pizza or ice cream, you ingest that same hormone.

Investigate that, agents Squires and Tutco!

Robert Cohen author of:
Executive Director (
Dairy Education Board

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Gold, Silver and the Coming Crisis in Iran
contributing editor to The Rocky View  - Craig

by Douglas Herman, Exclusive to STR

Some might call it the Deja Vu War, the same war happening all over again. The same accusers and the same accusations, the same threats and the same predictable UN sanctions, the same script and timetable.  The same Shock and Awe air attack. The same stalemate. The same wasted lives, wasted resources and squandered billions by the exact same culprit, the state.

Since I wrote Day One - The War With Iran, I’ve noticed many more columnists predicting some sort of attack on Iran .  Even Pat Buchanan penned a scenario (The American Conservative to The Weekly Standard: Challenge Accepted) mirroring the scenario I had outlined. Say what you will about the rogues running our government but they are nothing if not predictable.


Now I’m not a big believer in numerology or the Illuminati but the statists in power (some say Satanists) seem to love the cleverness of numbers. Also, I lack clairvoyance regarding such mundane things as possible Super Bowl scores or the exact days until the End Times. Admittedly, some numerologists have a better spin on the whole numbers thing than I (UPDATE II: TERROR ATTACK NUMEROLOGY) but what they offer makes more than a little sense.

So, according to numerology (if you are keeping score at home), there might be 1,111 days after the beginning of the Iraq War until the possible beginning of the war with Iran . Or 1109, or 1107 or 1066, if the shooting starts earlier than expected.  Who knows.

What does this all mean to you sitting at home, with no more voice in the inner workings of the state than a fruit fly has on a bushel of rotten apples?  Time to look at things the way an intelligent man might have looked at the New York stock Exchange a month before the Crash of 1929.

Only this time the US government can’t bail anyone out, not even itself.


Is it just my imagination or does everyone in the Bush administration and US Senate appears to be a gold-plated, pot metal trophy? I stare at the faces of Rove, Rice and Rumsfeld and see sociopaths, a sinister dishonesty. The same for the shifty Cheney and the smirking Bush.

The leading Democrats look even worse. Joe Liebermann looks like Chucky on ecstasy. Warmonger Hillary strikes me as the Lizzie Borden of presidential axe murderers posing as presidential candidates. What would Diogenes make of such a dishonest cast of characters?

So if we cannot trust our national leaders, who or what can we trust?

Since I wrote my essay Buy Gold—Before They Sell Out for STR , gold has risen approximately $120 per ounce. Silver sold for approximately $6.50 when I wrote a follow up essay, Silver: The Precious Metal That Spurred the Conquest of a Continent for STR and now it approached $10 an ounce. Of course, in that same amount of time, if you had been buying real estate and “flipping” houses—buying and reselling them a year or two later for 50-100% profit—you would have profited even greater.

But are we reliving those nostalgic, heady days of yesteryear, reliving the summer of 1929, when speculators bought stock on margin without a care in the world, weeks before the crash?  Is it déjà vu all over again?

Imagine being the last one standing in a game of musical chairs. Imagine being one of those hapless stock speculators on Black Monday - 1929.  Lots of very smart people--smarter about money than me--say the US is overdue for just such an economic meltdown.

What happens if BushCo starts another war and petroleum supplies are slowed to a trickle? Anyone been on a freeway in Houston or Phoenix lately? The entire US economy depends on a steady surge of oil, a non-stop Niagara or the gears of our economy grind to a halt.

I just got back from that big casino called greater Phoenix . I spent a couple days working on tract homes in that booming real estate roulette game in the big beige valley.

Spoke to a woman who bought 20 acres of desert scrubland five years ago at a thousand an acre and now its worth 60 grand. Per acre!

I suggested she sell an acre or two (or ten) before the war with Iran happens. If the mad mullahs in Tehran and Washington DC start trading missiles in 50-60 days, and close the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf , oil might get a little scarce.

And real estate, especially in the far-flung desert scrublands, might be less desirable. Fewer tract home feeding frenzies if an oil shortage causes inflation.

Buy gold, silver, euros, bicycles, cartons of chunky soup, shotgun shells or whatever (I can afford the chunky soup and bicycle).


The probable war with Iran is not about nukes. Repeat: The War With Iran Is Not About Nukes. It is all about the US dollar, however. Propping up the weak US dollar against the threat—by those shifty Iranians—to open their own stock exchange and sell oil in euros and weaken the dollar.

The nuke scare is an excuse, an ingenious government propaganda device for control of the masses. Scare ‘em and terrorize ‘em but nary a word about the Iran Oil Bourse. The Real reason why Iran is the next target has nothing to do with nukes. But nukes might be used, of course, by us or Israel .

In the very first day of a war with Iran , I expect the Neocons to mini-nuke the new Iran stock exchange. A literal shot across the bow and a warning to any other upstart country ( Venezuela ) to toe the line. Or else.

In the meantime buy gold, silver, euros, chunky soup, shotgun shells or whatever. Regarding the real estate market: “Caveat emptor.” Let the buyer beware.

February 13, 2006

STR essayist and first time novelist Douglas Herman owns no gold but a damn fine bicycle, which will get him over to the nearest soup kitchen when, not if, the US economy finally goes Weimar.

Bush Fails To Prevent East Coast Blizzard
contributing editor to The Rocky View  - Dale

Minorities Hit Hardest by Brian Williams NBC 02/12/06

As President Bush and his staff cowered in the White House, the snow continued to pile up on the many poor and African Amercian victims who could not afford to get out of town or to safety in Florida.

Crucial supplies of blankets, hot cocoa, popcorn and dark rum, so essential to surviving the stress of any major snowstorm, lay in stores undelivered.

"Where is the government? I need my sidewalk shovelled so I can get out to buy my danged lottery tickets!" ,said one D.C. resident from his living room.

"Why are we wasting money in Iraq when we could be spending it here on me?"

Progressive blogs blasted the President for his inaction. "We find the timing terribly suspicious, just as the Domestic Spying hearings kick into high gear, what happens? A major northeast Blizzard. Why now?" wrote one blogger.

 Hearings into the Blizzards' effect on hearings are almost a certainty.

 Howard Dean has suggested he will call for an investigation once his new medications kick in and John Kerry took a break from the sporting activities of the glamourous super-rich in some exotic locale (random choice: Ice Sailing in Finland) to call for new legislation outlawing snowstorms.

"The Republican Congress has dropped the ball once again. I have always been a staunch supporter of anti-snow legislation, except for certain locations where I ski. Snow has no business on our roads and the President and Congress knows that."

Calls for impeachment over "SnowGate" as some are calling it already are mounting as deeply as the snow itself, and what will be discovered underneath will prove to have a truly chilling effect on the Republicans, as the inevitable thaw proceeds. Or something like that.

More breaking news......

Al Sharpton wants an investigation as to why snow is ALWAYS white.

Cheney has stock in Tru-Value Hardware. Do you have any idea how many SNOW SHOVELS they sold today to the unsuspecting consumer?

I demand to know why FEMA has been so late in reacting to this storm. THEY KNEW IT WAS COMING!  And yet they failed to have crews in place to fix the electricity as soon as it went off. It just shows that Bush and the Republicans just don't care about the people in the N.E. The Senate needs to investigate this with administration people under oath.

I'll bet that the great junior senator from N.Y. has opened the doors of her home to all of the heatless poor of her neighborhood and is busy baking cookies for them while her husband applies body heat to the nearly frozen teen-aged girls.

Virtual Street Reality
contributing editor to The Rocky View  - Dale

From Tony Diosi, 7-20-5

Julian Beever is an English artist who is famous for his 
art on the pavements of England, France, Germany, 
USA, Australia and Belgium. 
Its peculiarity?  Beever gives his drawings an 
anamorphosis view, his images are drawn in such a way 
which gives them three dimensionality when viewing 
from the correct angle. It's amazing !!! 


An example of how the a drawing would look viewed from the wrong angle

Same work of art, viewed from the proper angle


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C.A.S.P.I.A.N. is avant-garde for Your Ungrateful ....
contributing editor to The Rocky View  - Katherine

Dear Caspian Members and Subscribers:

Since we first publicized last week that Cincinnati video surveillance company had implanted the first VeriChip RFID tags into U.S. employees, the story has exploded. Financial Times reporter Richard Waters got the story from us, then his story landed in Slashdot and the Drudge Report, and that resulted in over 200 Google news stories around the world and several prominent TV news features.

As talk shows and media pundits cover the issue, however, there is one crucial fact they are missing: THE VERICHIP IS NOT SECURE -- IT CAN BE HACKED. What's more, the vast majority of Americans oppose it.

Of course, CASPIAN newsletter subscribers already know the VeriChip was cloned just last month by security researcher Jonathan Westhues, putting a huge dent in VeriChip's message that its implant provides a high level of security. The truth is the chip implant does nothing of the kind.


Below is an excerpt from the press release we sent last Thursday that initially sparked the media frenzy on the "implanted workers" story. Note that the focus of our reporting was the fact that neither CityWatcher nor Six Sigma Security had any idea that the VeriChip implant was insecure and had been hacked:

> Ironically, implantable tags may not provide CityWatcher with that additional safety, after all. Last month security researcher Jonathan Westhues demonstrated how the VeriChip can be skimmed and cloned by a hacker, who could theoretically duplicate an individual's VeriChip implant to access a secure area. Westhues, author of a chapter titled "Hacking the Prox Card" for Simson Garfinkel's recent "RFID: Applications, Security, and Privacy," said the VeriChip "is not good for anything" and has absolutely no security.

> "No one I spoke with at Six Sigma Security or at CityWatcher knew that the VeriChip had been hacked," [Spychips co-author Liz] McIntyre observed. "They were also surprised to hear of VeriChip's downsides as a medical device. It was clear they weren't aware of some of the controversy surrounding the implant."


In the meantime, we've been busy talking with reporters and radio hosts everywhere about the serious downsides to chip implants. Here are just a few of the scores of media stories that have featured our opposition to the chips:

* Ohio Company Implants Security Chips Into Employees (New York Sun)

* Video surveillance outfit chips workers (The Register)

* Company requires RFID injection (Security Focus)

* Employees get microchip implants (WorldNetDaily)

* Spy chips in employees' arms (p2pnet)

* RFID Injection Required for Datacenter Access (Slashdot)

* Firm implants ID chips (Cincinatti Enquirer)

Our original press release (also reproduced below) can be found at:

We're hoping that as we shine the light on these disturbing and dehumanizing practices, the perpetrators will scurry back under the rock from whence they came. Today, this is just one small company, but it's important we don't allow this type of chipping to become a precedent. The bad guys are hoping that we will quietly tolerate this sort of thing so they can line us all up like cattle and start chipping.

Please write to your local media and tell them about CASPIAN and our years of activism on the RFID issue. Send them the press release below. Send them to Mail them one of our books. And most importantly, tell them how strongly you oppose chipping human beings with microchips.

Stand up and be counted -- the old-fashioned way -- with a letter or a phone call. Let's show them that chipping us like cattle won't be as easy as they think.

In Freedom,
Katherine Albrecht


February 9, 2006

Government Contractor Adopts Controversial VeriChip Implant in Workplace

Cincinnati video surveillance company now requires employees to use VeriChip human implantable microchips to enter a secure data center, Network Administrator Khary Williams told Liz McIntyre by phone yesterday. McIntyre, co-author of "Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID," contacted CityWatcher after it announced it had integrated the VeriChip VeriGuard product into its access control system.

The VeriChip is a glass encapsulated RFID tag that is injected into the flesh of the triceps area of the arm to uniquely number and identify individuals. The tag can be read through a person's clothing, silently and invisibly, by radio waves from a few inches away. The highly controversial device is being marketed as a way to access secure areas, link to medical records, and serve as a payment instrument when associated with a credit card.

According to Williams, a local doctor has already implanted two of CityWatcher's employees with the VeriChip devices. "I will eventually" receive an implant, too, he added. In the meantime, Williams accesses the data center with a VeriChip implant housed in a heart-shaped plastic casing that hangs from his keychain. He told McIntyre he had no qualms about undergoing the implantation procedure himself, and said he would receive an implant as soon as time permits.

"lt worries us that a government contractor that specializes in surveillance projects would be the first to publicly incorporate this technology in the workplace," said McIntyre. CityWatcher provides video surveillance, monitoring and video storage for government and businesses, with cameras set up on public streets throughout Cincinatti.

The company hopes the VeriChip will beef up its proximity or "prox" card security system that controls access to the room where the video footage is stored, said Gary Retherford of Six Sigma Security, Inc., the company that provided the VeriChip technology. "The prox card is a system that can be compromised," said Retherford, referring to the card's well-known vulnerability to hackers. He explained that chipping employees "was a move to increase the layer of security....It was attractive because it could be integrated with the existing system."

Ironically, implantable tags may not provide CityWatcher with that additional safety, after all. Last month security researcher Jonathan Westhues demonstrated how the VeriChip can be skmmed and cloned by a hacker, who could theoretically duplicate an individual's VeriChip implant to access a secure area. Westhues, author of a chapter titled "Hacking the Prox Card" for Simson Garfinkel's recent "RFID: Applications, Security, and Privacy," said the VeriChip "is not good for anything" and has absolutely no security.

"No one I spoke with at Six Sigma Security or at CityWatcher knew that the VeriChip had been hacked," McIntyre observed. "They were also surprised to hear of VeriChip's downsides as a medical device. It was clear they weren't aware of some of the controversy surrounding the implant."

Although CityWatcher reportedly does not require its employees to take an implant to keep their jobs, Katherine Albrecht, "Spychips" co-author and outspoken critic of the VeriChip, says the chipping sets an unsettling precedent. "It's wrong to link a person's paycheck with getting an implant," she said. "Once people begin 'voluntarily' getting chipped to perform their job duties, it won't be long before pressure gets applied to those who refuse."

Albrecht predicts that news of the security flaws will combine with public squeamishness to make the VeriChip a hard product to sell, however. "Obviously, nobody wants their employer coming at them with a giant hypodermic needle. But when people realize it takes a scalpel and surgery to remove the device if it gets hacked, they'll really think twice," she said. "An implant is disgusting enough going in, but getting it out again is a bloody mess."

Albrecht and McIntyre, who are Christians, also have religious concerns about RFID chip implants. In their latest book, "The Spychips Threat: Why Christians Should Resist RFID and Electronic Surveillance," the pair explain how plans by global corporations and government entities to broadly deploy RFID could usher in a world that bears a striking resemblance to the one predicted in Revelation, the last book of the Bible.

According to Revelation, at some future point people will not be able to buy or sell unless they are numbered and bear a mark on their hand or forehead.

"While Christians have theological reasons to reject being uniquely numbered, this is an issue that should concern anyone who values privacy and civil liberties," said Albrecht. "The VeriChip is Big Brother technology being unscrupulously marketed by a company that would like to put a chip in every one of us. It has no place on free American soil."



"Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track your Every Move with RFID" (Nelson Current) was released in October 2005. Already in its fifth printing, "Spychips" is the winner of the Lysander Spooner Award for Advancing the Literature of Liberty and has received wide critical acclaim. Authored by Harvard doctoral researcher Katherine Albrecht and former bank examiner Liz McIntyre, the book is meticulously researched, drawing on patent documents, corporate source materials, conference proceedings, and firsthand interviews to paint a convincing -- and frightening -- picture of the threat posed by RFID.

Despite its hundreds of footnotes and academic-level accuracy, the book remains lively and readable according to critics, who have called it a "techno-thriller" and "a masterpiece of technocriticism."

"The Spychips Threat: Why Christians Should Resist RFID and Electronic Surveillance" (Nelson Current, January 31, 2006) is a paperback version of the original book that addresses Christian concerns associated with the technology.


CASPIAN: Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering Opposing retail surveillance schemes since 1999.

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American Taxpayers Donate Oil To Iraq!
contributing editor to The Rocky View  - Jeanne

Unable to steal any of Iraq's massive oil reserves since the invasion, Wall Street has trucked vast quantities of oil into Baghdad from five other countries at your expense

Copyright Joe Vialls, 15 June 2004

Iraq's refineries stand idle as Republican Guard counter-insurgency units repeatedly cut oil pipelines. 
There is an old Arab proverb, "En kint tedri, fe tilk musseeba… in kint la tedri, fa il musseebatu a'adham" which means, 
"If you knew, then that was a catastrophe… and if you didn't know, then the catastrophe is greater."

If you told most American taxpayers they were funding a fleet of more than 4,000 road tankers to constantly truck oil into one of the oil-richest countries on earth, they would think you were mad. Could it possibly be true that more than 1,500 American military families have lost fathers or husbands or sons in Iraq, just for the privilege of seeing their tax dollars used to provide Iraqis with heavily subsidized imported oil? Sadly it is true, and since the illegal invasion during March 2003, Iraq has not been "exporting two million barrels of oil per day to America", as Wall Street and the establishment media would have you believe.

Ever since the beginning of the illegal invasion, establishment media outlets have bombarded American viewers with reassuring semi-subliminal images of giant black supertankers shipping Iraqi crude oil across the ocean to the United States. Every time you start to wonder whether America's fathers, brothers or sons might have died in vain, some establishment "anchor man" sails another giant ghost tanker across your television screen, designed to remind you that although there are no 'weapons of mass destruction' in Iraq, Americans are at the very least dying to protect the American way of life.

It is a very clever ploy, because although most Americans consciously abhor the shattering death rate and other assorted war crimes in Baghdad and elsewhere, they also subconsciously understand that without pillaged oil from the Middle East, their chosen way of life will eventually be shattered. The United States needs up to forty-percent of global oil production 24/7 to maintain this chosen way of life, and the collective American subconscious can therefore be relied on to ensure that most citizens accept the 'economic necessity' of the invasion.

Since early in the 20th Century, oil has been the most important commodity on the face of the earth. Wars are continually fought to control world oil supplies, and Iraq itself has been the prime target of imperial avarice for more than eighty years. In particular, when the Jewish State was founded in 1948, its Zionist creators in New York had little if any regard for a  "Jewish homeland" or for "Jewish religious freedom". The whole point of the exercise was to take out the Lebanon and Syria, then expand eastwards beyond the Euphrates.

The Jewish State was a mere beachhead for Zionist control of Middle East oil, which in turn would give the Zionist Cabal in New York control of the whole world, the ultimate objective commonly though mistakenly referred to as the "New World Order". Rest assured that were it not for these insane megalomaniacs in New York, the American military would  not have invaded Iraq at all, and more than 1,500 grieving families would still have their fathers, brothers, and sons at home for thanksgiving.
As you might expect, the Zionists had already installed a puppet government in Iraq, so that eventual expansion of the Jewish State eastwards across the Euphrates was guaranteed in advance. All that would be required was formal recognition by the 'international community', a few thousand dollars deposited in a handful of different numbered Swiss bank accounts, and the discreet insertion of Jewish occupation forces waiting in faraway Palestine. In fact, very much like Iraq and its illegal 'Governing Council' today. But then suddenly during 1958 there was a lightning revolution in Iraq, and all bets were off.

This brief history lesson really is necessary, because it relates directly to the oil situation in Iraq today. You see, one of the officers involved in the revolution as a junior member of the Revolution Command Council, was a dashing young man called Saddam Hussein. Remember him? This is the very same man who went on to achieve the awesome status of "Evil Tyrant" at the hands of the Zionist media, which also claimed that Saddam "Gassed his own Kurds at Halabja". In fact it was two huge volleys of Iranian Phosgene gas artillery shells that killed the Kurds at Halabja, but we needn't bother with that particular Zionist illusion in this report.

For nearly fourteen years after the revolution, America and Britain continued to use Iraq as a cheap private oil depot, siphoning off whatever they needed while donating a mere 3 cents from every barrel to the Iraqi people. Saddam Hussein watched all this imperial activity with great interest as he slowly rose through the ranks, until he was finally elected as Vice-Chairman of the Revolution Command Council in November of 1971. Then just seven months later, on 1 June 1972, he pounced.

In a brief statement, Vice-Chairman Saddam Hussein announced the nationalization of the entire Iraq Petroleum Company, telling its foreign employees that they could stay or go, but those who remained would report directly to the Government of Iraq. In less than four hours Saddam Hussein became the Zionist's worst nightmare, and at the same time became a hero in the eyes of the downtrodden Iraqi people. Now instead of 3 cents per barrel Iraq would get $3.00 per barrel, and Saddam promised Iraqi citizens they could buy all the gasoline they needed at the [then equivalent] price of 5 cents per gallon.

This benevolent policy remained in place until America unlawfully invaded Iraq during 2003, helping to create the current unbelievable situation of Americans paying $2.05 for every gallon of gasoline, so that Wall Street can provide the 'rebellious' Iraqis with the same product for five cents.
As an interesting aside, the Middle East oilfields got very close to being invaded back then in the seventies, when Arab nations justifiably placed an oil embargo on America for supporting murderous aggression by the Jewish State in the so-called 1973 'war'. According to a Top Secret British report, President Richard M. Nixon was prepared to act more aggressively than previously thought to secure America's [read Wall Street's] oil supply if the embargo did not end. In fact, the embargo was lifted in March 1974, but the British report said the United States considered launching airborne troops to seize oil fields in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Abu Dhabi, but only as a "last resort." President Nixon's defense secretary, James R. Schlesinger, delivered the warning to Lord Cromer, the British ambassador in Washington at that time.

In the document, Lord Cromer is quoted as saying of Mr. Schlesinger, "it was no longer obvious to him that the United States could not use force." The seizure of the oil fields was "the possibility uppermost in American thinking when they refer to the use of force".  The potential for such a military action was taken so seriously by the British intelligence services that another report was written listing the most likely scenarios for the use of American force in the Middle East, and the consequences of each. The report, dated 12 December 1973, was classified "UK Eyes Alpha" and sent to Prime Minister Edward Heath.

What this and other similar documents prove very clearly is that Wall Street fully intended to invade and control the oil-rich Middle East more than thirty years ago, then stumbled around feebly looking for excuses to do so for the next twenty years. Eventually President Saddam Hussein fell for American Ambassador April Glaspie's lies in 1989, and the rest, as they say, is history.  From there the Zionists slowly developed Iraq's fictional 'missing weapons of mass destruction', and demonized an Iraqi President who built more schools and hospitals, and trained more doctors, than any American President has ever done.  Until America bombed it back to the Stone Age, Iraq had the best health system anywhere on earth.

Eventually Wall Street could wait fir 'its' oil no longer, and the incredibly deceptive invasion of sovereign Iraq commenced in March 2003. Every oilman on the face of the earth knew instantly why the Americans had really invaded, and every oilman on earth simultaneously knew that America and the Jewish State would fail to extract the oil reserves they so desperately sought. Why would the Iraqi Republican Guard bother to confront armed American soldiers, when all its members had to do in the long term was sporadically shoot holes through the giant pressurized oil pipe lines snaking across the country?

Mercifully for the undermanned and seriously outgunned American military, the 50,000+ members of the Republican Guard have indeed focused on keeping the oil and gas pipelines perpetually out of commission to stop product theft by Wall Street, and have been dramatically successful in that role. Every now and then you are shown a large fire as one of the pipelines goes up in flames, but you are never told that day after endless day, snipers use armor-piercing rifle bullets to punch smaller holes through lesser 'feeder' pipe lines and oil manifolds. Because every line is pressurized, each must be completely shut down, and flow stopped, in order to start repairs. And while that section is being slowly repaired in searing ambient temperatures well above 100F, Republican Guard snipers are busy shooting holes in others sections of the oil and gas grid, perhaps a hundred miles away.

The net result of this ruthless counter-insurgency campaign designed to drive the invaders out of Iraq forever, is that since day one, virtually no oil has left the country at all. In the early days a handful of small tankers were proudly shown sailing down the Persian Gulf with a few barrels on board, but this was merely the residue of existing crude oil stocks in tank farms at Umm Qasar and Basra.  During the same fifteen-month period, Republican Guard units have punctured or fractured every trunk and branch pipeline in Iraq, some of them up to nine times each.
Maintaining law and order in Iraq is not simply a matter of stopping Republican Guard units from killing more invaders and their imported 'Iraqi' exile puppets. Fully 95% of the Iraqi populace today exists in the twilight zone between poverty and anarchy, needing only the slightest additional provocation to drive millions of them in giant crowds against the "Green Zone" and other American enclaves.

If that happens, the bloody results will make the Tet Offensive in Vietnam look like a walk in the park. With the residents of Baghdad already down to three hours of electricity each day, breaking "Evil Tyrant" Saddam Hussein's five-cent per gallon gasoline pledge to the Iraqi people, would unquestionably be the straw that finally broke the camel's back.

Though Wall Street can and has controlled the American media to the point where very few in the United States even realize that the Iraqi oilfields have been shut down for fifteen months, and their loved ones are thus dying in vain, it could never hope to fool Iraqis at the gas stations in downtown Baghdad, Mosul and Basra.

Iraq has ten undamaged refineries and topping units more than capable of processing the 400,000 barrels of gasoline and diesel needed every day for domestic consumption, because their combined maximum output is 720,000 bbl/d. Unfortunately, because Republican Guard counter-attacks have prevented any crude oil from reaching those refineries since the invasion, Wall Street had to think of another way of fooling the Iraqi people into believing the United States is 'winning the war'.
This is exactly where you the American taxpayers gallantly rode to the rescue, selflessly contributing your hard-earned dollars to an insane unachievable Zionist objective that kills more of your fathers, brothers and sons as every new day dawns in Iraq, occasionally accompanied by the incredible high-pitched shriek of another Russian micro nuke going critical in a Baghdad sewer.  Unsuspecting Zionist media reporters cluster around the glass-lined bomb crater casually inhaling Alpha radiation, then flash impossibly-white teeth at the camera barrel while they smile and reassure you that the awesome blast was caused by a "car bomb" driven by an "al Qaeda terrorist".

What the cameras never show you is the constant stream of 4,310 contracted road tankers rushing refined oil into Iraq from Kuwait, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt and Israel. Though you might want to do a quick double-take here, and reasonably ask what on earth a non-producer like the Jewish State is doing selling oil to Americans in Iraq, the only person who can answer that particular question is American Vice-President Dick Cheney.

Dick's old company Halliburton was predictably the first to import oil to Iraq, but got into a bit of bother in Washington by charging  US$1.68 per gallon, which was deemed to be 'excessive' for gasoline being onsold to Iraqi motorists for five cents. Sensing a possible scandal, Dick picked up a White House telephone and called a couple of friendly fixers in Tel Aviv, who did a deal at US$1.50 per gallon delivered to Iraq, though this figure does not cover the costs of the massive military escort required for each convoy.

The basic monthly cost of importing oil to Iraq, designed to prevent all-out revolt by the Iraqi populace, is currently around US$210 million in official figures, but much higher when taking into account the massive quantity of product bushwhacked en route by the Republican Guard, and the compensation that has to be paid for destroyed civilian road tankers. So if you were wondering why American domestic gasoline prices have gone up rather than down, as you might expect after a 'successful invasion', this is the answer. The extra forty cents you pay at the pumps today goes partly towards Dick's fixers in Tel Aviv, and partly towards Iraqi citizens.

Clearly this deception can not go on forever, but try not to worry, your friendly neighborhood Zionists have another inspired academic plan to utilize American forces as they withdraw south down the Persian Gulf. Based on recently received intelligence, careful analysis suggests that the sudden spate of attacks on Americans in Saudi Arabia have nothing to do with the mythical "al Qaeda", but everything to do with Wall Street Zionist attempts to frighten the Saudi Government into allowing America to help 'protect' its massive oil reserves. Damn, are you ready for round two?

More Internet Bans Enhance Vialls Credibility
The mighty '" jumps on board the censorship train...

For those readers who followed the saga of Vialls Investigations being banned and/or defamed by Yahoo, PayPal, Rumor Mill, Rense and others, the blatant censorship seems far from over. Obviously needing to find an alternative donation mechanism to be able to stay on the Internet at all, I finally dug deep into my savings and opened an account with the mighty, one of the biggest credit card processing companies online, which turned over about $73 million in sales last year.

For the truly awesome sum of $150.00, I was granted an approved 2CheckOut account and also sold software to load  into my website in order to receive donations by credit card. Or so I thought... Just ten days later I received the following email: "Dear Vialls, The following notes have been added to your account. Please review this information and take corrective action as soon as possible. 2checkout chooses not to be a reseller for this site. The account has been closed and the signup fee refunded to the credit card used to open the account."

This was only partly correct. 2CheckOut certainly closed the account without warning, refunded a total of $49.00, but then pocketed the rest. So once again, and following in the giant indelible footprints of Yahoo! and PayPal, I was deliberately defrauded by yet another large American multinational  corporation. Clearly the First Amendment is so dead now that it wouldn't get up again if you prodded it with a sharp stick.

In the same way that I was forced to move my email address outside the reach of the Draconian American "Department of Homeland Security", I was thus driven to look for an alternative donation provider outside the continental United States, finally settling for a small provider located in Lille, Europe. The most interesting thing about new provider "Yaskifo" is that if this company stays the course, its ingenious approach and vastly superior software might one day allow Yaskifo to become a viable alternative to PayPal, which would be a very good thing, because PayPal badly needs taking down a peg or two.

To quote from its own advertising, Yaskifo is "fully international oriented; is open to everyone (individuals or companies); online store web pages can be viewed by customers in 9 different languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese, Turkish, Japanese and Esperanto), and we accept international payments in more than 16 foreign currencies."

Not bad for starters, and the process is fully automatic. If you are an American viewing a site in Italy with a view to buying a camera, for example, your browser automatically loads the page in English and quotes the price of the camera in US dollars. If you are Japanese and want to buy a camera from a dealer in Germany, your browser will automatically load in Japanese and and show the Euro price instantly converted to Yen.

So far as I know this company is not subordinate to Wall Street or the odious Department of Homeland Security, and if I have time later I might take a closer look and possibly write a report on the subject, because it seems that having an account at Yaskifo is probably the poor man's equivalent of an anonymous "Swiss Bank Account". If you want to see how the system works for yourself, feel free to click on the "donate" link below!

For those who do not like online donations of any kind, I can personally process Australian Dollar or Pound Sterling checks, and convert almost any banknote into usable currency. My snail mail address is "J. Vialls", 45 Merlin Drive, Carine, Western Australia 6020. If anyone out there has online Internet banking and the desire to donate, please direct the funds to my account shown here. Thank you for caring.

                                                                        Bank Name:          Bank West
                                                                        Account name:     J. Vialls
                                                                        BSB:                       306-074
                                                                        Account:                0574527

Wal-Mart Job Application
contributing editor to The Rocky View  - Viv

This is an application that reported a 75 year old senior citizen submitted to Walmart in Arkansas.  They hired him because he was so funny

NAME: George Martin
SEX: Not lately, but I am looking for the right woman (or at least one who will cooperate)
DESIRED POSITION: Company's President or Vice President. But seriously, whatever's available.     If I was in a position to be picky, I wouldn't be applying here in the first place ?
DESIRED SALARY: $185,000 a year plus stock options and a Michael Ovitz style severance package. If that's not possible, make an offer and we can haggle.
LAST POSITION HELD: Target for middle management hostility.
PREVIOUS SALARY: A lot less than I'm worth.
MOST NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: My incredible collection of stolen pens and post-it notes.
PREFERRED HOURS: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL SKILLS?: Yes, but they're better suited to a more intimate environment.
MAY WE CONTACT YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYER?: If I had one, would I be here?
DO YOU HAVE A CAR?: I think the more appropriate question here would be "Do you have a car that runs?"
HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY SPECIAL AWARDS OR RECOGNITION?: I may already be a winner of the     Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes, so they tell me.
DO YOU SMOKE?: On the job - no!  On my breaks - yes!
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE DOING IN FIVE YEARS?: Living in the Bahamas with a fabulously wealthy  dumb sexy blonde supermodel who thinks I'm the greatest thing since sliced bread. Actually, I'd like to be doing   that now.

Contributing editor to The Rocky View  - Dale
[Here is the other side of blonds.  --  Tribble]

Bubba and Ray (Tennessee mechanical engineers) were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking up.

A woman walked by and asked what they were doing.

We're supposed to find the height of the flagpole," said Bubba, "but we don't have a ladder."

The woman took a wrench from her purse, loosened a few bolts, and laid the pole down. Then she took a tape measure from her pocket, took a measurement, announced, "Eighteen feet, six inches," and walked away.

Ray shook his head and laughed. "Ain't that just like a blonde?  We ask for the height and she gives us the length

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FBI Probes Ozarks Trucking School
contributing editor to The Rocky View  - Larry
[What does it mean?  --  Tribble]

Over 18 Months, 60% of Tests Taken by Men With Middle Eastern Names
By MARCUS KABEL, Associated Press Writer, February 16, 2006

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) __ The FBI is investigating a commercial trucking school in West Plains whose director called authorities because a large number of people taking license tests had names that appeared to be Middle Eastern in origin.

The superintendent of the West Plains public school district, which runs the South Central Career Center Truck Training Program as part of vocational training, said the FBI had told district officials the investigation was focused on people who took the tests for a commercial driver's license.

Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, security efforts have included scrutiny of schools that train pilots as well as truck drivers who might be behind the wheel of rigs carrying tons of fuel or hazardous materials.

The FBI declined to comment except to acknowledge that there was an investigation. Agents exercised a search warrant at the school two weeks ago.

``It's an ongoing investigation and I can't comment. I can't say what we're looking at,'' said Jeff Lanza, spokesman for the FBI office in Kansas City.

The U.S. attorney's office for western Missouri said no charges have been filed but would not comment further. School district superintendent Karla Eslinger said the FBI took hard drives and records of people who took commercial driver's license tests.

She said these are people who walk in to take the test with records showing they completed training elsewhere, not students who trained at the school.

Eslinger said the trucking program's director, Dean Proffitt, had first contacted state police in 2003 to report his suspicions that a large number of people taking the CDL test had names that appeared to be Middle Eastern in origin.

``They're just names that you would question as to how come there were so many people of those origins, because in the area we don't have that many Middle Eastern people,'' Eslinger said. Records obtained from the school by The Associated Press under Missouri's open records law showed a high percentage of surnames such as Ali, Fatah, Mohamed and Yusuf.

Of about 520 people who did not train at the school but took the test there from May 2004 through December 2005, over 300, or about 60 percent, had names that could be Middle Eastern in origin.

The records are a monthly income statement for the school and do not include any addresses or other information, just the names of test takers.

Missouri can issue commercial driver's licenses to noncitizens residing in the state if they provide proof of identity, training and legal residence in the United States, according to the Department of Revenue Web site.

West Plains, about 100 miles southeast of Springfield near the Arkansas border, is a town of about 11,000 people in Howell County, where the population is over 95 percent white, according to the U.S. Census. The largest immigrant population is Hispanic.

``We don't have any community of Middle Eastern immigrants,'' Howell County Commissioner Larry Spence said, adding he was not aware of any similar immigrant groups in neighboring counties.

Eslinger said the truck driving program's director, Dean Proffitt, said he had first contacted the Highway Patrol in 2003 after noticing what he called a suspiciously high number of names that appeared to be Middle Eastern among those who walked in for the driver's test.

The issue went quiet again until the FBI arrived with a search warrant two weeks ago, she said.

Since then, the district school board has put Proffitt and one of the examiners on a leave of absence with pay on the advice of the districts lawyers.

The Highway Patrol has also removed the South Central Career Center Truck Training Program's ability to test for commercial driver's licenses, Eslinger said.

Redneck Air Conditioning
contributing editor to The Rocky View  - Dale

When the man at the auto repair shop told me that it would cost $1400 to fix my car's air conditioning, I just laughed at him and said,

"I can fix it myself for a whole lot less than that!"


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Both Sides are Puppets
contributing editor to The Rocky View  - Jeanne

Dear Editor [of the New American]:

I have heard that if we would elect all Democrats everything would be fine and they would take care of us; or was it all Republicans?  Little difference, we have alternately tried them both many times and have always been the losers.  The winner, the CFR with its strategically placed members always in positions of maximum influence and control.

I recently offered to help a local Republican leader arrange for a local John Birch Society

member to speak on the Council on Foreign Relations; to explain its dominating power and influence over the political arena.  (The Birch Society seems to be the only influential organization with enough courage to address the CFR issue in full.)  First the offer was ignored; then, it was brought before the controlling board for approval.  When pressed for an answer, that local Republican “leader” proclaimed that such an association would be a certain “kiss of death” for the Republican party.  He didn’t bother to explain why.

I thought persons and organizations, in America, were entitled to a fair trial before conviction.  Why and how could a person be triggered to attack a friend simply because he associated with an organization dedicated to preserving the Republic?

Looking back a few years, I am reminded of a business trip to Washington State.  At that time there was the House Committee on Un-American Activities and the Senate Internal Security Committee and the battle was raging to destroy both of these.  With spare time I went to the university book store in Seattle.  There, I inquired what the young communists were reading.  They immediately presented a copy of “Conditioned Reflexes & Psychiatry” by I. P. Pavlov.

Pavlov was a legitimate Russian scientist who experimented with dogs.  He found that his dogs could be conditioned to react in a predetermined manner to an engrained stimulus.  Pavlov later studied human behavior to find that persons also could be conditioned to react to pre-established stimuli.  Are we being conditioned thus?  Can we be driven to react beyond the realm of reason by such trigger words as “extremist, racist, paranoid, even John Birch.

Come to think of it, I may be too paranoid to vote Republican except in a few extreme cases.

Respectfully, James F. Stanbrough

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