Thursday, December 30, 2004

Bloggers On Top of the World

ABC News knows it and did a story on their People of the Year segment for the December 30th Evening News. There's also an article online.

According to the segment, TIME Magazine apparently considered putting bloggers as their Person(s) of the Year, but they gave it to some asshole instead.

On a related note, "audio blogging" has apparently evolved into "podcasting". Adam Curry (yeah, the ex-MTV DJ) is at the helm of it. There was a cool story about that on BBC News today.

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Hitler Was TIME Magazine's Choice in 1938

Look it up.

Rewarding Incompetence
A mother of a fallen soldier gives TIME Magazine a piece of her mind.

Who's going to Washington DC on January 20th? Apparently a lots of people are. I'm checking my schedule.

Counter-Inaugural Demonstration (A.N.S.W.E.R)
Turn Your Back on Bush (.org)

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Pearl Harbor - December 7th 1941

Pearl Harbor, 9/11 and the Coming Outrage
As sick as it seems, it wouldn't be the first time a U.S. administration has furthered its own political ambitions through attacks on American citizens. Take Pearl Harbor. The official story (long ago discredited, yet still touted in Hollywood B-movies) was that Japanese forces caught the U.S. totally off guard when they brutally attacked on Dec. 7, 1941.

Many historians believe that members of Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration actually knew about the impending assault, and just let the carnage roll in order to get the U.S. public primed for war with Japan.

In his 1982 book Infamy: Pearl Harbor and Its Aftermath, Pulitzer-prize winner John Toland reveals that almost everything the Japanese were planning to do "was known to the United States" on the morning of the attack, via intercepted messages never communicated to commanders at Pearl Harbor. He cites the case of U.S. counterintelligence translator Dorothy Edgers, who uncovered critical Japanese messages days before the assault, including "a scheme of signals regarding the movement and exact position of warships and carriers in Pearl Harbor." But Edgers' boss, Alwin Kramer, seemed "more annoyed than electrified" at the discovery and ordered her to "run along home." Unbeknownst to Edgers, Kramer was part of the subterfuge.

We all know what happened next. Japanese bombs rained down on the U.S. naval vessels and aircraft poised like sitting ducks at Pearl Harbor, and the ensuing bloodbath left over 2,400 U.S. service members and civilians dead. The following day, Congress voted overwhelmingly to give FDR all of the resources he wanted to wage war with Japan. The parallels with 9/11 are stunning.

History of Pearl Harbor - The Bones of "Station H"
On November 24th, 1941, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto sent a radio message to Admiral Chuichi Nagumo, Commander of the Pacific Striking Fleet, which read in part, "The task force, keeping its movement strictly secret and maintaining close guard against submarines and aircraft, shall advance into Hawaiian waters, and upon the very opening of hostilities shall attack the main force of the United States fleet in Hawaii and deal it a mortal blow". Contrary to the official propaganda that the attack was a surprise, documents declassified in May 2000 confirm that Yamamoto's message was intercepted and translated in Hawaii that same day.

The McCollum Memo: The Smoking Gun of Pearl Harbor
On October 7, 1940, Lieutenant Commander Arthur McCollum of the Office of Naval Intelligence submitted a memo to Navy Captains Walter Anderson and Dudley Knox. Captains Anderson and Knox were two of President Roosevelt's most trusted military advisors. The memo detailed an 8 step plan to provoke Japan into attacking the United States. President Roosevelt, over the course of 1941, implemented all 8 of the recommendations contained in the McCollum memo. Following the eighth provocation, Japan attacked. The public was told that it was a complete surprise, an "intelligence failure", and America entered World War Two.

December 7, 1941: A Setup from the Beginning

President Roosevelt Had Foreknowledge Of Pearl Harbor And Let It Happen In Order To Take US Into WWII

Do Freedom of Information Act Files Prove FDR Had Foreknowledge of Pearl Harbor?

The Final Secret of Pearl Harbor

What's that old line about history repeating itself? Read about more Historic Deceptions.

Monday, December 06, 2004

The Dollar.

The Dollar's Decline Does Matter
Most Americans pay no attention to the exchange rate of the dollar, unless they take a trip to Europe and gasp at forking over the equivalent of five dollars for a cup of coffee. Only then do they realize that their paper currency which they once thought was as good as gold, is only worth what foreigners think it's worth. And right now, foreigners have a very low opinion of the dollar.

Japan threatens huge dollar sell-off
Japan is warning the White House that there will be 'enormous capital flight' from the dollar if the Bush administration maintains its laissez-faire approach to the mounting currency crisis.

Euro Reaches New High Against U.S. Dollar
The U.S. dollar fell to another new low against the euro Friday, pushing the European currency higher than $1.34 after U.S. employment data came in weaker than expected.

Heading For Financial Disaster?
Some of the brightest financial minds of our time are warning of a potential financial reckoning day for the United States.

Economic 9/11 Coming?
Dollar crashing, national debt exploding, massive trade deficits...can another 9/11 be expected, this time of the economic variety?

US jobs crisis piles pressure on dollar

Worried Merchants Throw Discounts at Shoppers
America's merchants, shocked by a mediocre post-Thanksgiving weekend, are rushing to mark down their merchandise - way before the majority of holiday shoppers have even seen it.

Who's Responsible For the National Debt?

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

If It's 2005, It Must Be Time For Another War

Bushies Gear Up for Invading Iran

You've heard this song before. There's this country, see, and they hate America. They'd nuke us if they had the chance, you bet they would. Damn Muslim religious fanatics! Guess what? They have weapons of mass destruction! Either that or their scientists are about to develop them. Whatever--we can't let that happen. We've gotta hit them before they hit us! What's that? Of course we're sure! Our intelligence says so. Huh? No. We can't show you the proof. We'll say this much...a little bird told us. A little exile bird that wants to run the country after we overthrow the current regime. They wouldn't lie, and neither would we. And while we're at it, can we borrow your son for the next few years? Continue....