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News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/2/05)

New Orleans rocked by explosions.
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********911: NEWS MEDIA HOAX********


"We Went to War over Cartoons (the Webfairy)"


"What do you think would happen if the world became aware that there were no hijacked planes that day, that two of the flights didn't exist, that the towers were attacked with secret technology, that the horrifying image which people saw on TV was just a movie, and that media also faked lists of passengers on the non existent flight which didn't hit the North tower, that a missile of some sort was fired into the pentagon and that fake videos and fake eyewitness reports were concocted to try to sell the story? (Gerard Holmgren)"


What really hit the South Tower of the WTC?
portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/11/304303.shtml


UK director to make 9/11 hijack film:
news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=1793782005

(will the "planes" that strike the WTC look more real in this movie than in the movies we saw on 9/11/01?)

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********BIO-WARFARE********



*FLU PANDEMIC*

UN warns deadly flu to migrate west:
www.startribune.com/stories/484/5590028.html

Flu oddities (updated 9/1/05):
www.legitgov.org/flu_oddities.html




********NEWS********



*ANIMALS*

Apes "extinct in a generation":
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4202734.stm




*UNITED STATES: OUTLOOK*

Michael Ventura - Gas at $4 a gallon. America is over:
www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/2005-04-29/cols_ventura.html




*INTELLECTUAL DISCOURSE: 'CONSPIRACY THEORIES'*

State Department website informs US public that "conspiracy theories" are not to be trusted:
usinfo.state.gov/media/Archive/2005/Jul/27-595713.html

(you can never lose an argument where you can use the phrase "conspiracy theory" to dismiss another point of view. However, it is somewhat Orwellian to say the least that the State Department is telling the public what to THINK.)





*HURRICANE KATRINA: SUMMARY*

#file_3#

1. Fox TV airs program called "Oil Storm" which depicts, in documentary-style, the catastrophic destruction of New Orleans via runaway hurricane. In the film gas prices rise sharply and an economic upheaval takes place.
www.imdb.com/title/tt0461695/
www.walltowall.co.uk/projects/project.asp?ProjectID=254
www.fxnetworks.com/shows/originals/oilstorm/main.html

"...The premises of the television-movie were as follows:

1. A super hurricane strikes New Orleans and the Gulf oil installations.
2. Disorder erupts and martial law is declared. The area is evacuated.
3. Oil supply is disrupted catastrophically and prices rise astronomically
4. Economic chaos and depression result

How prescient – indeed clairvoyant – this major television event turned out to be.
And so close to the actual events themselves...(Lynn)"



2. Katrina batters Florida for 24 hours. Instead of turning away towards the Atlantic and becoming a low-pressure zone like 99.9% of all hurricanes that have hit Florida, Hurricane Katrina gathers steam and heads to New Orleans.

My point is disputed by Jeffrey who says: "Why would [the hurricanes] go back into the Atlantic, rather than proceed into the Gulf, as did Andrew in '92, several hurricanes in '95,...That is, it's quite common for the ones coming off the Atlantic to proceed to the Gulf, where quite a few strengthened subsequently."


3. Corporate and pseudo-alternative quickly announce the storm is of "natural causes" and source it to global warming.


4. Katrina hits New Orleans. Two levees mysteriously fail.
news.monstersandcritics.com/northamerica/article_1044812.php/Levee_break
--or--
snipurl.com/hc78


5. Neither Homeland Security nor any other emergency response organization manages to sandbag the levees. Helicopters are supposedly diverted from New Orleans.
total411.info/


6. Martial law is declared in New Orleans.
www.sciencedaily.com/upi/?feed=TopNews&article=UPI-1-20050830-13071200-b
--or--
snipurl.com/hc77


7. Police and National Guard advised to be "ruthless" with "looters":
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article309222.ece


8. 60,000 said to be trapped in the Superdome. They're not allowed to leave.
philadelphians2.50megs.com/trapped.html


9. Thousands likely dead in New Orleans:
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2005/08/31/national/a
--or--
snipurl.com/hd6e


10. 1200 trapped in stranded hospital:
www.wsws.org/articles/2005/sep2005/norl-s01.shtml

"This is really unbelievable. While the US Naval hospital ship should have evacuated the two big hospitals in New Orleans BEFORE the storm hit (when people were told to evacuate) since power outages and flooding were to be expected, I bet by now the Europeans are sitting there scratching their heads and wondering if they shouldn't have sent their militaries' hospital ships to New Orleans, Gulf Port, and Biloxi since the USN doesn't seem to be able to get our own off its moorings in Maine. (Cat Eye)"


11.Mystery explosions rock New Orleans:
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=1881142005

"...The cause of the blasts, and the extent of any possible damage, was not immediately known."




*KATRINA: 'NATURAL DISASTER'*

World Socialist Web Site: From "natural disaster" to national humiliation:
www.wsws.org/articles/2005/sep2005/hurr-s02.shtml


The Independent: "[New Orleans] was a natural disaster waiting to happen..."

USA Today: "Natural disaster":
www.usatoday.com/weather/wsafe0.htm

Boston Globe: "natural disaster":
www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2005/08/31/charities_say_/
--or--
snipurl.com/he45

(the pseudo-radical and corporate media wouldn't lie about that point, would it?)




*KATRINA: US GOVERNMENT RESPONSE*

Hurricane Katrina's aftermath: from natural diaster to national humiliation:
www.wsws.org/articles/2005/sep2005/hurr-s02.shtml

"...Washington’s response to this human tragedy has been one of gross incompetence and criminal indifference. People have been left to literally die in the streets of a major American city without any assistance for four days. Images of suffering and degradation that resemble the conditions in the most impoverished Third World countries are broadcast daily with virtually no visible response from the government of a country that concentrates the greatest share of wealth in the world..."


Hurricane's victims left to die on New Orleans streets
www.wsws.org/articles/2005/sep2005/norl-s02.shtml


Bush rules out significant federal aid to hurricane victims
www.wsws.org/articles/2005/sep2005/hurr-s01.shtml

"...Bush made clear that he would do nothing to halt brazen price-gouging by the energy industry, which has seized on the disaster to hike up gasoline prices all across the country, boosting already swollen corporate profits. Gas prices were raised literally overnight anywhere from 30 to 75 cents a gallon, and are now above $3 in most of the country. There is talk of gasoline soaring toward $5 a gallon in the coming weeks or months...?




*'GLIMPSE OF HELL'*

1. I'm watching BBC. they are bringing in COMBAT TROOPS, not helpers with food and water.
The purpose of the soldiers is to protect soon to be ruined groceries from "looters" -- not to feed the starving people.

They are setting this up like a race war, with Troops.
They "patrol" with guns.
This is concentration camp stuff.
This HAS TO be intentional.
They could have airlifted food and water by now. (the Webfairy)


2. I figure they're trying to provoke a race war.
They could have dropped food and water via helicopter.
There is no excuse to leave these people with no food or water and then shoot them if they "loot." (the Webfairy)




*KATRINA: LOOTERS*

Troops told to shoot and kill looters:
smh.com.au/news/world/shoot-to-kill-troops-told/2005/09/02/1125302714538
--or--
snipurl.com/he43


US troops given "shoot to kill" orders in New Orleans:
www.abc.net.au/ra/news/stories/s1451927.htm


My hero is a bus thief:
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/3335904

Looters denounced, but also called heroes:
www.kget.com/news/national/story.aspx?content_id=D4B8AFA3-3564-4FF8-B91D
--or--
snipurl.com/he42




*GAS PRICES*

Gas prices rise to almost $6 a gallon in the South:
www.huffingtonpost.com/2005/09/01/gas-prices-rise-to-almost_n_6599.html
--or--
snipurl.com/he41

(Hurricane Katrina is providing the oil companies with excellent profit margins.)




*GULF REGION: ENVIRONMENT*

Public health emergency declared in Gulf coast. EPA director says they are lowering pollution standards for gasoline:
www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3789626




*WEATHER MODIFICATION*

Senator Kay Hutchson introduces the Weather Modification Research and Technology Transfer Authorization Act of 2005 (3/2005):
www.theorator.com/bills109/s517.html


When the Army owns the weather:
www.alternet.org/story/12342/

"Evidence of the Pentagon's interest in manipulating mother nature abounds. How come the public knows nothing about it?"

The Tsunami that was Katrina:
www.weatherwars.info/Katrina.htm

#file_4#


*IRAQ STAMPEDE*

Close to 1,000 dead in Baghdad tragedy
www.wsws.org/articles/2005/sep2005/iraq-s02.shtml




*IRANIAN OIL BOURSE*

Iran's oil gambit - and potential affront to the US:
www.csmonitor.com/2005/0830/p03s01-wome.html

("affront to the US" because the world must perpetually bow its collective heads to the Godfather in the White House.)




*MEDICAL SCIENCE*

Coming soon, the ability to have your heart or a limb regrown. Mice can regrow hearts:
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,16417002^30417,00.html
--or--
snipurl.com/he40




********MISC********



*TENNIS: US OPEN*

James Blake is on fire; he blows out Igor Andreev in straight sets. Next up for him is Rafael Nadal:
www.usopen.org/en_US/index.html

Rod Laver says Leyton Hewitt can win another slam:
www.thecouriermail.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,16423813^10389,00.html
--or--
snipurl.com/he3y




peace,
NJS


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