Friday, January 23, 2004

CAPTAIN KANGAROO PASSES AWAY


Posted By: GhostwolfeMoon Date: Friday, 23 January 2004, 3:34 p.m.
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Ok this is not earth shattering news, no space info, no intrigue, no NWO, no banksters, not even a politician. Just another hero has passed. After you read everything, I hope you understand the Post.

I remember when people in the entertainment business were such as Red Skelton, John Wayne, Bob Hope, Brig. General Jimmy Stewart who flew bombers over Germany in WWII when he could have gotten out of it and other heros of my generation. Audy Murphy who was a Metal of Honor winner starred in a movie about his WWII story called "To Hell and Back". I remember when TV was clean and pure. Where actors could actually act and many served in some way, shape, or form in WWII, and they all supported their country. I remember when programs on TV were wholesome for the entire family and there were entertainment programs which were very Patriotic on the Fourth of July and you could say Jesus. A time when childrens programs were harmless childrens programs with no agenda other than entertaining kids.

Those days were the last days of innocience in America.

Back to the point of this Post. A friend sent me the email posted below, about a year ago. I posted it before the story on the good Captains' death for reasons you will see. Captain Kangaroo was a hero in every meaning of the word. To me he was first a hero for children. As a child, I had no idea what kind of hero he really was. His message was not one of deceit, trickery, or mind control like you see directed toward children now. He entertained children with simple childish things, promoted morale values, and just was a nice person.

So, it is with a tear in the corner of my eye, that I salute you sir, Sergeant Bob Keeshan, you are in the "Treasure House" way up in the sky.

Ordinary men like you, doing extra ordinary things in war and peace, served as role models for people of my generation and made this country great. It is also the mark of a great hero to dismiss his deeds to praise another as you will see about Lee Marvin. It is very sad that most real heros are gone.
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> >From a friend-EP

Captain Kangaroo and Lee Marvin
>
> Captain Kangaroo turned 75 recently, which is odd, because he's never
> looked a day under 75. (Birthday 6/27/27) It reminded me of the
> following story. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
>
> Some people have been a bit offended that Lee Marvin is buried in a
> grave alongside 3 and 4 star generals at Arlington National Cemetery.
> His marker gives his name, rank (PVT) and service (USMC). Nothing else.
> Here's a guy who was only a famous movie star who served his time, why
> the heck does he rate burial with these guys?
>
> Well, following is the amazing answer:
>
> I always liked Lee Marvin, but did not know the extent of his Corps
> experiences. In a time when many Hollywood stars served their country
> in the armed forces, often in rear-echelon posts where they were
> carefully protected, only to be trotted out to perform for the cameras
> in war bond promotions, Lee Marvin was a genuine hero. He won the Navy
> Cross at Iwo Jima. There is only one higher Naval award... the Medal Of
> Honor. If that is a surprising comment on the true character of the
> man, he credits his sergeant with an even greater show of bravery.
>
> Dialog From The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson: His guest was Lee
> Marvin. Johnny said, "Lee, I'll bet a lot of people are unaware that
> you were a Marine in the initial landing at Iwo Jima... and that during
> the course of that action you earned the Navy Cross and were severely
> wounded."
>
> "Yeah, yeah... I got shot square in the ass and they gave me the Cross
> for securing a hot spot about halfway up Suribachi... bad thing about
> getting shot up on a mountain is guys gettin' shot hauling you down.
> But Johnny, at Iwo I served under the bravest man I ever knew... We
> both got the Cross the same day, but what he did for his Cross made
> mine look cheap in comparison. The dumb bastard actually stood up on
> Red beach and directed his troops to move forward and get the hell off
> the beach. That Sergeant and I have been lifelong friends. When they
> brought me off Suribachi we passed the Sergeant and he lit a smoke and
> passed it to me lying on my belly on the litter and said, 'Where'd they
> get you Lee?' Well Bob... if you make it home before me, tell Mom to
> sell the outhouse! Johnny, I'm not lying... Sergeant Keeshan was the
> bravest man I ever knew..... Bob Keeshan... You and the world know him
> as Captain Kangaroo."

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Captain Kangaroo dead at 76

Bob Keeshan's show ran for 30 years

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4038505/

MSNBC staff and news service reports
Updated: 1:46 p.m. ET Jan. 23, 2004QUECHEE, Vt. - Bob Keeshan, known to generations of children as TV personality Captain Kangaroo, has died at 76. Keeshan died of a long illness, his family said in a statement.

Keeshan’s “Captain Kangaroo” debuted on CBS television in 1955 and ran for 30 years before moving to public television for six more. The program was wildly popular among children and won six Emmy Awards, three Gabriels and three Peabody Awards.

The format was simple: Each day, Captain Kangaroo, with his sugar-bowl haircut and uniform coat, would wander through his Treasure House, chatting with his good friend Mr. Green Jeans, played by Hugh “Lumpy” Brannum.

He would visit with puppet animals, like Bunny Rabbit, who was scolded for eating too many carrots, and Mr. Moose, who loved to tell knock-knock jokes. A favorite sketch involved Mister Moose dropping ping-pong balls on the Captain's head.

But the show revolved about the grandfatherly Captain Kangaroo, whose name was inspired by the kangaroo pouch-like pockets of the coat Keeshan wore.

“I was impressed with the potential positive relationship between grandparents and grandchildren, so I chose an elderly character,” Keeshan said.

Before portraying the Captain, Keeshan was the first actor to play sidekick Clarabell the Clown on the "Howdy Doody Show."

Keeshan was the author of numerous books, including "Growing Up Happy: Captain Kangaroo Tells Yesterday's Children How To Nurture Their Own" and "Good Morning Captain: 50 Wonderful Years With Bob Keeshan: TV's Captain Kangaroo." He also wrote a series of books about a character called "Itty Bitty Kitty." © 2004 MSNBC Interactive

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Signs of the Times #631
Extreme Cold Forecast in U.S. Over Next 2-3 Weeks [Jan 21] ‘The United States east of the Rocky Mountains will see extreme cold in the next two to three weeks with at least one forecaster calling it the coldest in 25 years, meteorologists said on Tuesday. 11- to 15-Day Forecast: Northeast: Much below normal in northern New England, below normal elsewhere; Mid Atlantic: Below normal; Midwest: Below normal; Oklahoma/Texas: Seasonal to above normal. [and from new ZetaTalk: Precursor Drift] ‘In that the highly magnetized Atlantic Rift, in the southern part lying directly between S American and Africa, also wants to move toward the N Pole of Planet X, it likewise has moved to bring the crust along with the S Pole. This has moved the geographic N Pole toward Iceland, the Earth rotating around a slightly tilted Equator.’

Signs of the Times #630
We installed in the ground outside our building in Mississippi a 2"x2" post, checked for vertical with a carpenter's level. To us, at least apparent noon is when there are no east-west shadows. How else would you do it? Couple of months ago apparent noon was at 1:30 in the afternoon. Now [Jan 8] its at 11:30 a.m. What's with this?’ [and from another] Last night, Friday, [Jan 16], in South, South El Paso, at the intersection of The Loop and Alameda, I watched the sun set behind the mountains in Mexico. Much further South than any setset I have seen before. I did not check the maps until this AM. Now, I am thinking Sun set about 6/8 degrees South of my last report. [and from another] Yesterday, [Jan 3] Jan. 3rd, I have measured the angles here in Italy that the points of rising and setting of the Sun make with the N/S axis; the rising point is about 45° from the N/S axis, whilst the setting point is about 30°. Ergo, the N/S axis is no longer at the center of the cone formed by the Sun's arc during daylight. [ Note: all of this indication that the N Pole has moved toward Iceland, an recent tilt. The Sun is rising at 45° from South instead of 60° from South as per Skymap it should, too far north by 15°. It is setting at 30° from South instead of 60° from South as per Skymap it should, too far South by 30°.]

Signs of the Times #629
Freight ship capsizes off Norway [Jan 19] http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/europe/01/21/norway.ship.reut/index.html ‘A freight vessel capsized off southwestern Norway Monday and a crew of 25 may be in the water, Norwegian rescue authorities said. The official said the capsized vessel seemed to be Norwegian and was understood to have a crew of 25. Salvage workers are now searching for 15 bodies entombed in a capsized cargo ship in a west Norwegian fjord after a mysterious accident. Rescue workers abandoned the search for more survivors on Tuesday after the vessel, with a mostly Filipino crew of 30, suddenly capsized a day before. Twelve survived with the other 18 presumed dead. Rocknes' Norwegian owners Jebsen Management AS said the cause of the accident was not known. Witnesses said there were large gashes on the hull, indicating the ship might have run.’ [Note: no known cause for capsize.]

Signs of the Times #628
Crews Search for Lake Erie Plane Crash Victims [Jan 18] U.S. and Canadian crews on Sunday searched for 10 people believed to have been killed when a small regional airline plane crashed into Lake Erie shortly after taking off from a Canadian island. U.S. Coast Guard officials said the pilot of the plane, bound from Pelee to Windsor, about 35 miles to the northwest, made a frantic radio call for help shortly after taking off. The pilot was experienced with the Cessna Caravan and it is flyable type of weather. There are up to three flights daily between the island and Windsor in the winter, when ice prevents ferries from running. [Note: no known cause of crash.]

Signs of the Times #627
At Least 23 Dead in Algeria Blast; Refinery Shut [Jan 20] http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4167679 ‘Rescue workers searched through rubble for missing workers at Algeria's largest refinery and export port Tuesday after a blast at a nearby liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant killed at least 23 people, officials said. The explosion devastated the vast petrochemical complex in the port city of Skikda, 310 miles east of the capital Algiers Monday evening, caused at least 74 injuries and shut down all activity at the oil and gas refinery complex. Algeria is the world's second largest LNG exporter after Indonesia and a quarter of its shipments leave from Skikda, all to southern Europe. Officials at the scene said they believed a boiler at one of the gas units was the origin of the blast, which was felt for kilometers and destroyed three of the refinery's LNG plants and one maintenance building.’ [Note: no known cause of blast.]

Signs of the Times #626
Classrooms Collapse At Tri-State [Jan 18] http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ibsys/20040118/lo_wlwt/1963157 ‘A collapse at local school early Sunday morning could have been much worse, had it happened when school was in session. Three floors in a wing at Summit Country Day School in Hyde Park fell just before 11 AM Sunday, WLWT Eyewitness News 5 reported. Footage from Sky 5 showed several classrooms collapsed on top of each other with the roof still hanging over the collapsed floors. The cause of the collapse is not known.’ [Note: no known cause of collapse.]

Signs of the Times #625
Planet X is now in front of the Sun [Jan 20] in Seattle! My biggest debunker is driving home to get his digital camera to photograph. Needless to say, he is crapping in his pants. Must be closer, as there is very little margin between circumferences now. Before, 2 months ago, it was like dime/nickle/ margin. Now penny/nickle ratio. Smack in the center of the sun. Opaque. Perfect definition. No mistake. I got neighbors out of their houses, and they saw it too. Everyone around here is abuzz. [and from another] At 9,000 feet looking south from the Lincoln National Forest situated in the Sacramento Mountains at 4:45 pm today [Jan 21]. The site was a well defined white circle no yellow or orange or red hue or color at all. Just bright white and in plain daylight situated well above the horizon as the sun was setting behind the mountains overlooking White Sands Missle Range in NM. Looked about double the size of the moon and the site was a full circle (full if you will). Since the moon is out of phase and essentially not visible what we saw had to be your Planet X. Visiblity lasted 3 minutes until cloud cover obscured it. I saw the second sun plain as the nose on my face and this was verified by my fiance who was with me. [and from another] You should see the sunset in Eugene Oregon tonight. It looks like clouds of red dust raining down from puffy white clouds and there is a very strange electric/metallic smell to the air. While the sun was out, I could see it through the clouds. It had a lump to one side.

Signs of the Times #624
I live in the Sierras about 100 miles north of Sacramento. The water from my well [Jan 21] has turned hot. The county inspector just left. He said he has been inspecting wells in this county for over twenty years and this is the first time he has seen this happen! [and from another] We got our hands on a 1980 almanac. Then we went to the US Naval Observatory online page http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneYear.html and checked current sunrise and sunset times for our locale (northern Minnesota). US Naval site, no matter what year you type in for any given date has the same sunrise and sunset. The almanac says a consistent 14 minutes earlier for 1980. Can sunise and sunset vary year to year? [Note: the Navy has backadjusted so that their current adjustments do not look peculiar. Frequently noted changes. Where else did the Almanac's now considered a terrorist tool, get their times from if not the Navy, in the past?]

Signs of the Times #623
I just came back from the Andes [Jan 20] and the villagers are preparing for the return of what they call Herculobis. The skies are a brilliant red at sunrise and sunset. They are moving to higher elevations and stockpiling food and water. While I was there alot of foreigers in their private jets are landing and staying. They are planning on a long stay. Most of the locals there are paid by them. Some of the roads are becoming impassable because of the quake activity happening now on a steady basis. Santiago Chile was hit by a quake that did some damage but you didn´t hear that here in the USA. [and from another] And another observation from Spain [Jan 19]. The king Juan Carlos (himself) has just paid an official state visit to Chile. Among the different issues of his agenda there was an excursion to the spanish settlement at Antarctica. I suspect that the spanish government and comparny are looking for safe location areas there into their ex-colonies.

Signs of the Times #622
Real State Of The Union [Jan 20] http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=482947 ‘35: Number of countries to which US has suspended military assistance after they failed to sign agreements giving Americans immunity from prosecution before the International Criminal Court; $127 billion: Amount of US budget surplus in the year that Bush became President in 2001; $374 billion: Amount of US budget deficit in the fiscal year for 2003; 2.4 million: Number of Americans who have lost their jobs during the three years of the Bush administration; 1st: Rank of the US worldwide in terms of greenhouse gas emissions per capita; 43.6 million: Number of Americans without health insurance in 2002; 130: Number of countries (out of total of 191 recognised by the United Nations) with an American military presence; 40%: Percentage of the world's military spending for which the US is responsible; 0: Number of funerals or memorials that President Bush has attended for soldiers killed in Iraq; 100: Number of fund-raisers attended by Bush or Vice-President Dick Cheney in 2003; 10 million: Estimated number of people worldwide who took to the streets in opposition to the invasion of Iraq, setting an all-time record for simultaneous protest.’

Signs of the Times #621
Freight Train Derails East of Toronto [Jan 14] http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1074134496408_69543696///?hub=TopStories ‘One man was killed Wednesday night when a freight train travelling over a bridge derailed and sent its cargo plummeting onto the road, crushing a van. It was unclear what caused the derailment, however weather conditions were cold and snowy at the time.’ [Note: cold and snow do not derail trains. A separated bridge, in the stretch zone, would.]

Signs of the Times #620
Meteor showers are on the increase [Jan 16] here in Poland, just about every day I can clearly see big balls of fire. [and from another] Our National Weather Service Online [Jan 17] here in Argentina http://www.meteofa.mil.ar/ is officially wrong 11 minutes compared to the local newspaper. http://www.lavoz.com.ar/clima/clima.asp [and from another] The earth satellites are in Earths grip, where Earth goes so goes it´s satellites. They have to be boosted now and again to keep them up there. [and from another] Didn´t you know that the government is launching new replacement satellites every day to keep up with all the one´s they´re losing? [and from another] I have had dish for years and earlier tonight I had 3 different drops. This seems to be happening a little more often. [and from another] I do happen to work for a DSS provider and I did notice [Jan 17] that dish alignment problems have been increasing a lil bit over the last couple days, and as for alignment of satelites and their ground stations, satellites can be quickly retasked for just such a thing as shifting of the crust. This type of thing happens a lot more than one would think. There are large areas on the globe that are on the move and have been throughout the whole of current human history.

Signs of the Times #619
I work security at one of the major U.S. military bases and recently [Jan 16] there was a rather large meeting regarding emergency services including the Chief of State Patrol, fire services, representives of the Dept. of Labor, and many other federal/state agencies and services. I checked many of these people's ID badges for getting on base, and a few of them were special badges that had the words TOPOFF 2 on them. This is the name of the original TOPOFF exercises. Is there going to be another operation TOPOFF and what does this mean? [Note: TOPOFF was called on May 12, just ahead of the Zeta date of May 15, and involved 100 different agencies in the US and Canada, coast to coast, supposedly terrorism exercises.]

Signs of the Times #618
‘The Supreme Court gave police leeway Tuesday [Jan 13] to use random roadblocks to track down criminals. Justices said in the 6-3 ruling that police checkpoint stops, when used to seek information about recent crimes, do not violate the privacy rights of other motorists. Justice Stephen Breyer said that "police appropriately tailored their checkpoint stops to fit important criminal investigatory needs." Three justices, however, expressed concerns that the ruling could open up motorists to police interference without yielding information about crimes.’ [Note: expect roadblocks galore when migration to safe places occurs.]

Signs of the Times #617
NASA To Abandon The Wondrous Hubble Telescope [Jan 16] BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3405249.stm ‘Nasa is halting all space shuttle missions to service the Hubble Space Telescope, a move that will lead to it becoming useless within four years. The US space agency took the decision because, under President Goeorge W Bush´s new space programme, the space shuttle will be retired in 2010. The United States will instead focus on voyages to the Moon and Mars. Flights have been halted since the explosion of the Columbia shuttle nearly a year ago. The telescope has ailing gyroscopes that were to be replaced on the next servicing mission - which has already been delayed by the Columbia accident.’ [Note: the Space Station is damaged by debris, has a leak, and both the station and Hubble will officially die soon so the incoming debris does not have to be admitted.]

Signs of the Times #616
According to EMSC http://www.emsc-csem.org/ we have had 13 earthquakes over 6.0 so far [Jan 10] for Jan 2004: 1/1 6.0 Mexico, 1/1 6.3 North Pacific, 1/1 6.1 Vanuatu Isl, 1/2 6.9 Loyalty Isl, 1/2 6.1 New Britain, 1/2 6.1 North Pacific, 1/3 6.0 Japan, 1/3 6.5 Mariana Isl, 1/3 6.7 Loyalty Isl, 1/3 6.4 Loyalty Isl, 1/3 6.1 Loyalty Isl, 1/8 6.2 Phillipine Isl, 1/9 6.3 New Britain. This NEIC list shows the average since 1990: 6.0-6.9 avg is 134 per year, that comes out to just over 11 per month http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/eqlists/eqstats.html [Note: even the reported quakes are three times the average rate, and reported quakes are below actual Richter, with quakes dropped.]

Signs of the Times #615
Oregon (Hood, 3 Sisters) and Washington (St. Helens, Rainier, Baker) volcanoes are all these are becoming active at the same time. not Normal. This morning [Jan 15] Hood had a 2.4 on the USGS but the siesmo´s are flat line, HUH? [and from another source] Truely, the USGS is pathetic! Around the globe, everyone is watching Yellowstone seismographs intensly. With all that attention, you´d think the USGS could do a simple thing like report an earthquake with accuracy and consistency. These guys have a FY 2003 budget of $919.3 million! Looking at the following seismograph plot (below), a quake occurs near old faithful at 7:29 UT on January 17: The following link shows it to be a 2.8 magnitude: http://www.seis.utah.edu/recenteqs/Maps/111-45.html while another USGS site shows it to be a 3.1 magnitude: http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/bulletin/bulletin.html


Signs of the Times #614
While having breakfast this morning [Jan 13] at IHOP 2 local meteoroligists sat at a table next to me. They are our local weather guys. I heard them talking about phone calls coming into the station about what has been showing up on the local webcams, the phone calls are getting pretty heavy and are diverted to a bogus answering machine that never returns your call. Anyway they were talking about how they call the Navy every evening for the sunrise and sunset schedule for the following day. They also were talking how the weather is completly wrong in most parts of the country. Then they said ‘ I wonder how long we have to keep the public in the dark.’ I´m in Portland Oregon. The sation is KGW 8. That´s all I heard Matt and Dave talk about. I do not know what this all means, But from the way they were conversing it sounded like something very bad is coming. Something that they aren´t suppose to talk about. Dave did notice that I was listening to them and they quickly changed the subject to the Packers overtime loss to the Eagles. Then they finished thier coffee and left.

Signs of the Times #613
I just check our state wide paper the Oregonian [Jan 13] and I see tommorrow then say 7:49, but it is off from the Farmer’s Almanac by 10-20 mins. The sun didn´t break the peak till well after 8:00AM today. I thought the sunrises were suppose to start getting earlier? They aren´t. They are getting longer. [and from another source] I´ve got the papers from the Oregonian since Nov 6, 2003 hadn´t gotten around to taking them to recycle. Started comparing the weather charts and sunrise charts to the Farmer’s Almanac and found the big difference in time displacement started in Mid-December. My 2004 farmers almanac and the sunrise and sunsets do not match with the Oregoian paper, they are off by 26 mins. [and from another source] The Farmer’s Almanac charts aren´t even coming close with the local papers here in Kansas either. Off by 18 mins. [and from another source] If you look in the 2003 Farmer’s Almanac you´ll find that for today one year ago your sunrise should have been 7:43AM not 7:59AM. One minute before 8:00AM? I still to this day have not seen a sunrise this late. Unless you’re Alaska. Somehow the earth is out of place as though we tilted more or something.

Signs of the Times #612
Five People Injured by Flying Debris; Blast Sparks Fire [Jan 13] http://www.sunjournal.com/story.asp?slg=011304blastx ‘Two buildings were blown apart, five people were hurt and windows blew out of nearby businesses when an explosion rocked the downtown area Monday afternoon. The 4 PM blast at Lewiston Radiator Works [Maine] hurled debris for hundreds of yards. A vacant building next to it crumbled to the ground. The explosion sent a mushroom-shaped cloud billowing high into the sky over the city. Before inspectors could enter the blown out buildings to search for a cause, fire roared through the wreckage.’ [and from another source] Explosion Blows Man Out Of House In Royalton [Jan 13] http://wcco.com/localnews/local_story_013110312.html ‘Royalton, Minn. authorities are searching a city block in Royalton - trying to find a possible gas leak after a house explosion this morning. Authorities say the house did not have natural gas or propane service.’ [and from another source] Explosion Levels Two Fire Halls in Southwestern Minnesota Town [Jan 12] http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/4316087.html ‘One of the fire houses all but disappeared in the blast, while the explosion knocked the other one down. The blast could be felt in Slayton, eleven miles away, according to an Associated Press report. There was no fire, just the explosion. The cause of the blast has not been determined.’ [Note: Meteor showers are suspected to be the cause, as in Spain recently, punching through buildings as well as landing in the country side.]

Signs of the Times #611
Central Texas is bombarded with contrail activity so thick that the setting sun was all but invisible. The cloud cover is created to exactly cover the sun's path from early afternoon to sunset. The horizon still shows up [Jan 12] orange to red/orange and we still see the double light of two sunsets. [and from another source] I am from Portland Maine and I was just there driving back [Jan 4] to Boston and I saw the most astonishing sunrise I have ever. The sun was already rising in the sky and shining its whitish light down through the cloud cover, and yet there was still something showering the horizon with a reddish-orange light. Once I saw this occurence with my own two eyes, I knew then that 99% of the debunking is designed specifically to throw everyone off the trail. ZetaTalk is a lot more accurate than all of you think. You are being deceived in a most sinister manner.

Thursday, January 15, 2004

A Joke for your Nurse

A MAN IS LYING IN BED IN THE HOSPITAL WITH AN OXYGEN MASK OVER HIS MOUTH. A YOUNG NURSE APPEARS TO SPONGE HIS HANDS AND FEET. "NURSE," HE MUMBLES FROM BEHIND THE MASK, ARE MY TESTICLES BLACK?"

EMBARRASSED, THE YOUNG NURSE REPLIES, "I DON'T KNOW, I'M ONLY HERE TO WASH YOUR HANDS AND FEET."

HE STRUGGLES AGAIN TO ASK, "NURSE, ARE MY TESTICLES BLACK?"

FINALLY, SHE PULLS BACK THE COVERS, RAISES HIS GOWN, HOLDS HIS PENIS IN ONE HAND AND HIS TESTICLES IN HER
OTHER HAND AND TAKES A CLOSE LOOK, AND SAYS, "THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH THEM!"

FINALLY, THE MAN PULLS OFF HIS OXYGEN MASK AND rEPLIES, "ARE... MY... TEST...RESULTS...BACK

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

Suddenly Rush Limbaugh Is Concerned About Conspiracies

By Chuck Baldwin, Toogood Reports [Tuesday, January 6, 2004; 12:01 a.m. EST]

Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has seen the light, or maybe felt the heat. In either case, he suddenly realizes the consequences of living in a society where government agencies have unfettered access to personal information and where individuals have little or no constitutional protections. Welcome back, Rush.

For years, Limbaugh has impugned, denigrated, and chastised any caller who dared bring up the subject of federal encroachment on individual liberties, calling them "conspiracy nuts," or worse. He has had little patience for anyone who wanted to suggest that both political parties are trampling the U.S. Constitution and helping to create a gargantuan federal oligarchy at the expense of The Bill of Rights and personal freedoms. Suddenly, however, he is screaming that he is the victim of a (eeh-gads) "conspiracy."

The issue at hand is a criminal investigation into whether Limbaugh, who has been addicted to pain killers for years, violated the law by "doctor shopping" in an illegal bid to obtain a continuing supply of powerful drugs such as OxyContin, Hydrocodone, and Xanax. To obtain the needed evidence, authorities seized, by court order, Limbaugh's medical records. Rush is furious! He maintains his medical records should remain private and that he is being singled out because he is a popular "conservative."

Rush's inconsistency is massive! For years, his beloved Republican Party has collaborated with liberal Democrats to eviscerate The Bill of Rights, and he has fully supported them! Patriot Acts I & II, the SS-style Department of Homeland Security and dozens of other measures have come into reality with Rush Limbaugh's complete and enthusiastic support!

As a result of Limbaugh's (and other popular "conservatives") endorsement, personal freedoms affirmed under The Bill of Rights have all but vanquished. Virtually any American citizen, not just those targeted by a "left wing conspiracy," is capable of being victimized by this new federal monstrosity.

So, where was Rush Limbaugh when this "New World Order" (George Bush, Sr.) was being constructed? He was either ignoring it or demonizing those who opposed it.

If Rush was not concerned about people losing their 4th Amendment rights under The Patriot Act, why should people now be concerned about the loss of privacy regarding his medical records? What's good for the common goose should be good for the celebrated gander.

The fact is, no American citizen's medical records are private anymore. Neither are our financial records, our phone calls, our emails, or our travel records. The feds have absolute and total access to virtually every piece of information about every single one of us!

Furthermore, in the grand scheme of things, the loss of free speech (via phone taps, etc.) is far more egregious than Limbaugh's medical records. Historically, next to the preciousness of life, the freedom of speech has been held in the highest esteem by the laws of this country. No more!

Today, America's federal laws more resemble those of Stalin's, Hitler's, or Mao's than they do those put in place by Washington, Jefferson, and Madison. And, until now, Rush Limbaugh has not objected.

Suddenly, it's different! Now, Rush Limbaugh believes in conspiracies and is opposed to granting the federal government (or even state government, as in his case) access to personal information. It's amazing how one can change his tune when it's his own bacon in the fire!

Unfortunately, it appears that the Limbaugh saga is a microcosm of America as a whole. It seems that until the American people are personally affected by the tyrannical laws that we allow our politicians (including Republicans) to pass, we seem oblivious to their danger.

However, we should all realize that once we allow tyranny to take root, nothing short of revolution will stop it, and that what happened to Rush Limbaugh (and worse) will happen to every one of us. Therefore, how long will "conservatives" continue to support a Republican Party that facilitates such tyranny? Until they join Rush in jail, I suppose.

Saturday, January 03, 2004

All 148 Aboard Killed in Egypt Jet Crash

By SALAH NASRAWI, Associated Press Writer

SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt - A charter jet carrying 148 people - mostly French tourists - crashed Saturday into the Red Sea shortly after taking off from the resort of Sharm el-Sheik, killing everyone on board, officials said.

Egypt's Civil Aviation Ministry said the crash was apparently caused by a mechanical problem and not terrorism. But it occurred as the British prime minister was visiting the resort and amid a week of heightened concerns about terrorism that have led to canceled flights around the world . . .

Digital Warfare System Adapted for Iraq

By JASON KEYSER, Associated Press Writer
January 1, 2004, 3:14 PM EST

TIKRIT, Iraq -- On mud-spattered computer screens in their Humvees, American soldiers scan digital street maps, monitor enemy positions, zoom in on individual buildings through satellite imagery and download instructions from commanders.

Back on base, senior officers watch raids unfold on large screens showing real-time footage from aerial drones and displaying maps with moving icons for ground and air forces. Their locations are tracked by global positioning satellites.

The two dozen components making up this high-tech digital warfare system are known as Army Battle Command Systems. The technologies, originally designed for battlefield combat involving tanks and helicopters, now are being adapted for hunting rebel leaders and trailing street fighters.

The technology has allowed commanders to plan complicated raids and organize battle gear and hundreds of soldiers within two hours. That speed, they say, played an important part in capturing Saddam Hussein and other fugitives.

The Army's 4th Infantry Division, headquartered in one of Saddam's palace complexes in his hometown beside the muddy Tigris River, is the only unit outfitted with the system, and it is being used in combat for the first time.

"No longer do you have guys on a map putting little stickers where things are at," said Capt. Lou Morales, a division training officer. "It's digitally done. ... It allows commanders to move more rapidly, more decisively, more violently."Link found at >>Full story...

Friday, January 02, 2004

The 2004 list of words that should be banished for "misuse, overuse and general uselessness," according to Lake Superior State University:
  • Metrosexual: An urban male who pays a great deal of attention to appearance.
  • X: As in "X-Files," Xtreme, Windows XP and X-Box.
  • Punked: To dupe, popularized by the MTV show "Punk'd."
  • Place Stamp Here: Printed on return envelopes.
  • Companion animals: Also known as pets.
  • Bling or Bling-Bling: Flashy jewelry.
  • LOL: E-mail speak for "laugh out loud."
  • Embedded Journalist.
  • Smoking Gun.
  • Shock and Awe.
  • Captured Alive.
  • Shots Rang Out.
  • Ripped From the Headlines.
  • Sweat Like a Pig: The problem is pigs don't sweat.
  • In Harm's Way.
  • Hand-Crafted Latte.
  • Sanitary Landfill: Also known as a dump.

Thursday, January 01, 2004

THE TOP 100 CORPORATE CRIMINALS OF THE 1990's

1) F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
Type of Crime: Antitrust
Criminal Fine: $500 million
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 21(1), May 24, 1999

2) Daiwa Bank Ltd.
Type of Crime: Financial
Criminal Fine: $340 million
10 Corporate Crime Reporter 9(3), March 4, 1996

3) BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Type of Crime: Antitrust
Criminal Fine: $225 million
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 21(1), May 24, 1999

4) SGL Carbon Aktiengesellschaft (SGL AG)
Type of Crime: Antitrust
Criminal Fine: $135 million
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 19(4), May 10, 1999

5) Exxon Corporation and Exxon Shipping
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $125 million
5 Corporate Crime Reporter 11(3), March 18, 1991

6) UCAR International, Inc.
Type of Crime: Antitrust
Criminal Fine: $110 million
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 15(6), April 13, 1998

7) Archer Daniels Midland
Type of Crime: Antitrust
Criminal Fine: $100 million
10 Corporate Crime Reporter 40(1), October 21, 1996

8)(tie) Banker's Trust
Type of Crime: Financial
Criminal Fine: $60 million
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 11(1), March 15, 1999

8)(tie) Sears Bankruptcy Recovery Management Services
Type of Crime: Fraud
Criminal Fine: $60 million
13 Corporate Crime Reporter 7(1), February 15, 1999

10) Haarman & Reimer Corp.
Type of Crime: Antitrust
Criminal fine: $50 million
11 Corporate Crime Reporter 5(4), February 3, 1997

11) Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $37 million
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 23(1), June 8, 1998

12) Hoechst AG
Type of Crime: Antitrust
Criminal Fine: $36 million
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 19(6), May 10, 1999

13) Damon Clinical Laboratories, Inc.
Type of Crime: Fraud
Criminal Fine: $35.2 million
10 Corporate Crime Reporter 39(6), October 14, 1996

14) C.R. Bard Inc.
Type of Crime: Food and drug
Criminal Fine: $30.9 million
7 Corporate Crime Reporter 41(1), October 25, 1993

15) Genentech Inc.
Type of Crime: Food and drug
Criminal Fine: $30 million
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 16(3), April 19, 1999

16) Nippon Gohsei
Type of Crime: Antitrust
Criminal Fine: $21 million
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 29(3), July 19, 1999

17)(tie) Pfizer Inc.
Type of Crime: Antitrust
Criminal Fine: $20 million
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 30(1), July 26, 1999

17)(tie) Summitville Consolidated Mining Co. Inc.
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $20 million
10 Corporate Crime Reporter 20(3) May 20, 1996

19)(tie) Lucas Western Inc.
Type of Crime: False Statements
Criminal Fine: $18.5 million
9 Corporate Crime Reporter 4(6), January 30, 1995

19)(tie) Rockwell International Corporation
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $18.5 million
6 Corporate Crime Reporter 13(4), March 30, 1992

21) Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $18 million
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 30(4), July 26, 1999

22) Teledyne Industries Inc.
Type of Crime: Fraud
Criminal Fine: $17.5 million
6 Corporate Crime Reporter 39(9), October 12, 1992

23) Northrop
Type of Crime: False statements
Criminal Fine: $17 million
4 Corporate Crime Reporter 9(1), March 5, 1990

24) Litton Applied Technology Division (ATD) and Litton Systems Canada
(LSL)
Type of Crime: Fraud
Criminal Fine: $16.5 million
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 27(1), July 5, 1999

25) Iroquois Pipeline Operating Company
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $15 million
10 Corporate Crime Reporter 22(1), June 3, 1996

26) Eastman Chemical Company
Type of Crime: Antitrust
Criminal Fine: $11 million
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 38(5), October 5, 1998

27) Copley Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Type of Crime: Food and drug
Criminal Fine: $10.65 million
11 Corporate Crime Reporter 22(1), June 2, 1997

28) Lonza AG
Type of Crime: Antitrust
Criminal Fine: $10.5 million
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 10(1), March 8, 1999

29) Kimberly Home Health Care Inc.
Type of Crime: Fraud
Criminal Fine: $10.08 million
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 30(6), July 26, 1999

30)(tie) Ajinomoto Co. Inc.
Type of Crime: Antitrust
Criminal Fine: $10 million
10 Corporate Crime Reporter 40(1), October 21, 1996

30)(tie) Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI)
Type of Crime: Financial
Criminal Fine: $10 million
4 Corporate Crime Reporter 3(1) January 22, 1990

30)(tie) Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co. Ltd.
Type of Crime: Antitrust
Criminal Fine: $10 million
10 Corporate Crime Reporter 40(1), October 21, 1996

30)(tie) Warner-Lambert Company
Type of Crime: Food and drug
Criminal Fine: $10 million
9 Corporate Crime Reporter 46(1), December 4, 1995

34) General Electric
Type of Crime: Fraud
Criminal Fine: $9.5 million
6 Corporate Crime Reporter 30(7), July 27, 1992

35)(tie) Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $9 million
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 23(3), June 8, 1998

35)(tie) Showa Denko Carbon
Type of Crime: Antitrust
Criminal Fine: $9 million
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 19(4), May 10, 1999

37) IBM East Europe/Asia Ltd.
Type of Crime: Illegal exports
Criminal Fine: $8.5 million
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 32(1), August 10, 1998

38) Empire Sanitary Landfill Inc.
Type of crime: Campaign finance
Criminal fine: $8 million
11 Corporate Crime Reporter 39(3), October 13, 1997

39)(tie) Colonial Pipeline Company
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $7 million
13 Corporate Crime Reporter 9(3), March 1, 1999

39)(tie) Eklof Marine Corporation
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $7 million
11 Corporate Crime Reporter 37(4), September 29, 1997

41)(tie) Chevron
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $6.5 million
6 Corporate Crime Reporter, 22(1), June 1, 1992

41)(tie) Rockwell International Corporation
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $6.5 million
10 Corporate Crime Reporter 15(4), April 15, 1996

43) Tokai Carbon Ltd. Co.
Type of Crime: Antitrust
Criminal Fine: $6 million
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 19(4), May 10, 1999

44)(tie) Allied Clinical Laboratories, Inc.
Type of Crime: Fraud
Criminal Fine: $5 million
10 Corporate Crime Reporter 45(1), November 25, 1996

44)(tie) Northern Brands International Inc.
Type of Crime: Fraud
Criminal Fine: $5 million
13 Corporate Crime Reporter 1(1), January 4,1999

44)(tie) Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation
Type of Crime: Obstruction of justice
Criminal Fine: $5 million
9 Corporate Crime Reporter 2(3), January 16, 1995

44)(tie) Unisys
Type of Crime: Bribery
Criminal Fine: $5 million
5 Corporate Crime Reporter 35(11), September 16, 1991

44)(tie) Georgia Pacific Corporation
Type of Crime: Tax evasion
Criminal Fine: $5 million
5 Corporate Crime Reporter 38(8), October 7, 1991

49) Kanzaki Specialty Papers Inc.
Type of Crime: Antitrust
Criminal Fine: $4.5 million
8 Corporate Crime Reporter 29(4), July 18, 1994

50) ConAgra Inc.
Type of Crime: Fraud
Criminal Fine: $4.4 million
11 Corporate Crime Reporter 12(1), March 24, 1997

51) Ryland Mortgage Company
Type of Crime: Financial
Criminal Fine: $4.2 million
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 32(1), August 10, 1998

52)(tie) Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Type of Crime: Fraud
Criminal Fine: $4 million
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 29(1), July 20, 1998

52)(tie) Borden Inc.
Type of Crime: Antitrust
Criminal Fine: $4 million
4 Corporate Crime Reporter 11(9), March 19, 1990

52)(tie) Dexter Corporation
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $4 million
6 Corporate Crime Reporter 35(6), September 14, 1992

52)(tie) Southland Corporation
Type of Crime: Antitrust
Criminal Fine: $4 million
4 Corporate Crime Reporter 11(9), March 19, 1990

52)(tie) Teledyne Industries Inc.
Type of Crime: Illegal exports
Criminal Fine: $4 million
9 Corporate Crime Reporter 5(3), February 6, 1995

52)(tie) Tyson Foods Inc.
Type of Crime: Public corruption
Criminal Fine: $4 million
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 1(3), January 5, 1998

58)(tie) Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA)
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $3.75 million
5 Corporate Crime Reporter 29(6), July 22, 1991

58)(tie) Costain Coal Inc.
Type of Crime: Worker Death
Criminal Fine: $3.75 million
7 Corporate Crime Reporter 9(10), March 1, 1993

58)(tie) United States Sugar Corporation
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $3.75 million
5 Corporate Crime Reporter 27(4), December 9, 1991

61) Saybolt, Inc., Saybolt North America
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $3.4 million
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 33(1), August 17, 1998

62)(tie) Bristol-Myers Squibb
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $3 million
6 Corporate Crime Reporter 18(3), May 4, 1992

62)(tie) Chemical Waste Management Inc.
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $3 million
6 Corporate Crime Reporter 40(5), October 19, 1992

62)(tie) Ketchikan Pulp Company
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $3 million
9 Corporate Crime Reporter 13(1), April 3, 1995

62)(tie) United Technologies Corporation
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $3 million
5 Corporate Crime Reporter 21(1), May 27, 1991

62)(tie) Warner-Lambert Inc.
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $3 million
11 Corporate Crime Reporter 37(3), September 29, 1997

67)(tie) Arizona Chemical Co. Inc.
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $2.5 million
10 Corporate Crime Reporter 39(5), October 14, 1996

67)(tie) Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail)
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $2.5 million
9 Corporate Crime Reporter 30(1), July 31, 1995

69) International Paper
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $2.2 million
5 Corporate Crime Reporter 31(7), August 5, 1991

70)(tie) Consolidated Edison Company
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $2 million
8 Corporate Crime Reporter 46(5), November 28, 1994

70)(tie) Crop Growers Corporation
Type of Crime: Campaign finance
Criminal fine: $2 million
11 Corporate Crime Reporter 4(3), January 27, 1997

70)(tie) E-Systems Inc.
Type of Crime: Fraud
Criminal Fine: $2 million
4 Corporate Crime Reporter 33, September 3, 1990

70)(tie) HAL Beheer BV
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $2 million
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 39(4), October 12, 1998

70)(tie) John Morrell and Company
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $2 million
10 Corporate Crime Reporter 6(3), February 12, 1996

70)(tie) United Technologies Corporation
Type of Crime: Fraud
Criminal Fine: $2 million
6 Corporate Crime Reporter 34(4), September 7, 1992

76) Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi International Corporation
Type of Crime: Antitrust
Criminal Fine: $1.8 million
8 Corporate Crime Reporter 29(4), July 18, 1994

77)(tie) Blue Shield of California
Type of Crime: Fraud
Criminal Fine: $1.5 million
10 Corporate Crime Reporter 18(3), May 6, 1996

77)(tie) Browning-Ferris Inc.
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $1.5 million
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 23(3), June 8, 1998

77)(tie) Odwalla Inc.
Type of Crime: Food and drug
Criminal Fine: $1.5 million
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 30(1), July 27, 1998

77)(tie) Teledyne Inc.
Type of Crime: False statements
Criminal Fine: $1.5 million
7 Corporate Crime Reporter 34(12), September 6, 1993

77)(tie) Unocal Corporation
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $1.5 million
8 Corporate Crime Reporter 12(8), March 21, 1994

82)(tie) Doyon Drilling Inc.
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $1 million
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 21(1), May 25, 1998

82)(tie) Eastman Kodak
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $1 million
4 Corporate Crime Reporter 14(1), April 9, 1990

82)(tie) Case Corporation
Type of Crime: Illegal exports
Criminal Fine: $1 million
10 Corporate Crime Reporter 22(4), June 3, 1996

85) Marathon Oil
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $900,000
5 Corporate Crime Reporter 22(5), June 3, 1991

86) Hyundai Motor Company
Type of Crime: Campaign finance
Criminal Fine: $600,000
9 Corporate Crime Reporter 48(3), December 18, 1995

87)(tie) Baxter International Inc.
Type of Crime: Illegal Boycott
Criminal Fine: $500,000
7 Corporate Crime Reporter 13(7) , March 29, 1993

87)(tie) Bethship-Sabine Yard
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $500,000
9 Corporate Crime Reporter 26(4), July 3, 1995

87(tie) Palm Beach Cruises
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $500,000
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 30(4), July 26, 1999

87)(tie) Princess Cruises Inc.
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $500,000
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 30(4), July 26, 1999

91)(tie) Cerestar Bioproducts BV
Type of Crime: Antitrust
Criminal Fine: $400,000
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 28(3), June 29, 1998

91)(tie) Sun-Land Products of California
Type of Crime: Campaign finance
Criminal Fine: $400,000
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 33(1), August 17, 1998

93)(tie) American Cyanamid
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $250,000
4 Corporate Crime Reporter 46(5), December 3, 1990

93)(tie) Korean Air Lines
Type of Crime: Campaign finance
Criminal Fine: $250,000
9 Corporate Crime Reporter 47(1), December 11, 1995

93)(tie) Regency Cruises Inc.
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $250,000
12 Corporate Crime Reporter 30(4), July 26, 1999

96)(tie) Adolph Coors Company
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $200,000
4 Corporate Crime Reporter 43(3), November 12, 1990

96)(tie) Andrew and Williamson Sales Co.
Type of crime: Food and drug
Criminal fine: $200,000
11 Corporate Crime Reporter 44(4), November 17, 1997

96)(tie) Daewoo International (America) Corporation
Type of Fine: Campaign finance
Criminal Fine: $200,000
10 Corporate Crime Reporter 13(3), April 1, 1996

96)(tie) Exxon Corporation
Type of Crime: Environmental
Criminal Fine: $200,000
5 Corporate Crime Reporter 12(1), March 25, 1991

100) Samsung America Inc.
Type of Crime: Campaign finance
Criminal Fine: $150,000
10 Corporate Crime Reporter 6(5), February 12, 1996