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Brig. Gen. Tinsley Dead of gunshot wound, his previous assignment was EO Gen. Mosely

On 7/28/08, "Brig. Gen. Thomas L. Tinsley, 45, suffered a gunshot wound to his chest. He was named base commander of Elmendorf Air Force base in Alaska, in May 2007.

He had served as an F-15 instructor pilot, F-15C test pilot, wing weapons officer, exchange officer and instructor with the Royal Australian Air Force...

His previous 22-month assignment was executive officer to the Air Force chief of staff, Gen. T. Michael "Buzz" Mosely, who resigned in June under pressure in an agency shake-up.

Mosely, the Air Force military chief, and Air Force Secretary Michael W. Wynne, the agency's civilian head, were held accountable for failing to fully correct an erosion of nuclear-related performance standards. One concern was a cross-country flight in August of a B-52 carrying armed nuclear weapons.

Walberg said Tinsley was not under investigation or undue stress.

"As far as stress, sir, this job, by nature of being an Air Force officer in a nation at war, is stressful," he said. "Undue stress, no."

Paul Hellyer, former Minister of National Defense and former Deputy Prim Minister questions 911

Canada Petitions Government on 911 & People Demand Answers?

45 seconds into the video, Paul Hellyer, former Minister of National Defense and former Deputy Prim Minister, declares in the first 2 minute of this video that he has questions about 911.

Then PM Harper is seen giving a speech, however, it merely echos the OCT about Islamic fundamental theology. The remaining video is worthwhile, but you have probably already viewed the contents in previous clips.

Ahmad Chalabi an informational useful idiot of Douglas Feith

Last night, Jon Steward, used his celebrity and show to uncover how people in the Pentagon such as Doug Feith, use information patsies like Ahmad Chalabi over our own intelligence agencies to go to war. This weaving is one twisted carpet, however, very useful in exposing how the Americans are being lied to by this un-American administration. The manner in which Jon unravels this story is funny and very effective.

Aram Roston tells Jon about Ahmad Chalabi, who gave false information leading the US into Iraq, in his new book, "The Man who Pushed America to War"

Bush booed at 08 National Park's inaugural

Rawstory

"President Bush met with a mixed reception this evening as he threw the 2008 inaugural pitch at the new Nationals Park, built for the Washington Nationals baseball team."

Misdirection at WND

Sept. 11 redux: Video shows jet vaporizing OR SO THEY SAY ...

"Test offers evidence to skeptics who cite lack of debris after Pentagon crash" WND's headline

You need to go to the site to see the vid and article. What is disturbing is that you can see the wings go through the block of cement, however, they fail to mention that there was no wing damage to the Pentagon building.

Also no mention of how thick the wall of the Pentagon is to their experiment wall, nor the grade of density of the cement used in their experimental wall, which appears to be about 4 feet thick. The F-4 is considerably smaller than a 757. In addition, WND does not show photos of the wall or debris after the experiment, so how do we know there wasn't any debris. I don't know about F-4 engines, but I do know that on a 757 the material for many of the parts of the engines: like fan blades and turbine blades are made from titanium or other extremely dense alloys.

Then they poll the reader: "Does the video change the way you think of 9/11?"

Oscar Winner for Best Documentary: Taxi to the Dark Side

For those who watched the Oscars Sunday night, finally something of substance surfaced that is worthy of mention. The documentary titled: Taxi to the Dark Side, was hands down the winner.

"A harrowing film throwing the spotlight on US interrogation techniques at military facilities won the Oscars best documentary prize here Sunday.

Alex Gibney's "Taxi to the Dark Side" investigates the death in custody of a Afghan taxi-driver, Dilawar, at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan in 2002.

An investigation into the death later found Dilawar had been repeatedly kicked and punched and was chained to the ceiling of his cell for days.

Gibney, who also produced hit documentary "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room", said in his acceptance speech that his wife had wanted him to make a romantic comedy.

Journey to the North American Union via the SPP

The day America Changed in many ways including the path for continental consolidation.

Part 1________________________________

The North American Union is a plan by stealth maneuvers of trilateral free trade agreements in the current form of The Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), which is an "agreement" between the three nations of North America officially announced on March 23, 2005, in Waco, Texas. By President Fox, Prime Minister Martin, and President Bush. The eventual plan is deep integration of United States, Canada, and Mexico into one region. One of the reasons that not too many Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, knows about this plan is, because it has been executed behind our backs and Congress on purpose.

What is this 'Iraq war' charge on my bill?

Good short video on the cost of war on American's credit card, not to mention the priceless human costs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh-T2iGkLJY

US drafting plan to allow government access to any email or Web search

HERE IT COMES ....

US drafting plan to allow government access to any email or Web search

01/14/2008 @ 9:02 am

Filed by RAW STORY

http://rawstory.com//printstory.php?story=8868

"National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell is drawing up plans for cyberspace spying that would make the current debate on warrantless wiretaps look like a "walk in the park," according to an interview published in the New Yorker's print edition today.

Debate on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act “will be a walk in the park compared to this,” McConnell said. “this is going to be a goat rope on the Hill. My prediction is that we’re going to screw around with this until something horrendous happens.”

The article, which profiles the 65-year-old former admiral appointed by President George W. Bush in January 2007 to oversee all of America's intelligence agencies, was not published on the New Yorker's Web site.

McConnell is developing a Cyber-Security Policy, still in the draft stage, which will closely police Internet activity.

52 floor building burned on all floors for over an hour and it's still standing 1/9/08

A fire broke out at 52-floor Cyber World Building on Ratchada Pisek Road (Bangkok I assume )early Wednesday 1/9, burned over an hour (please see liveleak vid)

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e2e_1199976302

Did it explode to dust? Nope. (Click here for an image of the aftermath)

http://www.angkor.com/2bangkok/2bangkok/forum/showthread.php?p=19166

The axil of evil comedy series ... they indeed have a sense of humor.

Laughter is good for the soul especially during these trying times.

Maz Jobrani

Maz Jobrani (Osama jokes)

There is the entire sequence in the related video window section on YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYlaIxNX01Q

Arab-American Stand-Up Comedian Amer Zahr
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSlwZCk1ELQ

Senator Whitehouse's profound message to Congress and the American people ...

Senator Whitehouse gave a eye opening speech on the Senate floor yesterday:

In FISA Speech, Senator Whitehouse Sharply Criticizes Bush Administration's Assertion of Executive Power

Please visit this entry:

http://emptywheel.firedoglake.com/2007/12/07/whitehouse-rips-the-white-house/

For transcripts and more importantly the video which can be found in the second paragraph, (13 min.real player, I found it difficult to embed here), watch the video first to get the big picture, then details from the transcripts if you have any interest.

Whitehouse delivered a passionate speech and a warning to ALL.

Naomi Wolf and Naomi Klein speak to conditions currently taking place in US.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjALf12PAWc

Talk by Naomi Wolf - The End of America

Talk by Naomi Wolf author of "The End of America: Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot" given October 11, 2007 at Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JG9CM_J00bw&NR=1

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Naomi Klein: Disaster Capitalism