October 1, 2007


Activists may face cyberprison rather than roundups like the Japanese during World War II. Selectively blocked calls, mail and email. Then in the dark, when bills are falsely marked unpaid. Little hassles to encourage people to block span and keep phone and address private, that will end up making it easier to block important communication.

Fight cyberprison. Crunching contact info discourages advertising junk mail and calls, but doesn’t hide from friends, or total enemies who will find you anyway.

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September 16, 2007

Conspiracy against ordinary people

There are real scoundrels like Carl Rove, and Ron Gonzales, who complain of a vast conspiracy, and there are the good guys, Dennis Kucinich, and Ron Paul, who complain that their perfect voting records, and uncompromising stanches keeps getting censored off the news. Unfortunately, there are some politicians, who are slightly above the herd, who have sudden decided to quit government, Colin Powell, John Ashcroft, John Warner, and Chuck Hegel.

No one is urging John Ashcroft to be Attorney General again. Who is urging Hegel or Warner to change their mind about not seeking another term of office, or even to asking Hegel to run for President with Ron Paul as his running mate.

Carl Rove, and Gonzales, is pushing their oppressive agenda just as hard as if they never left. Who cares what Carl Rove's official title is, he keeps doing exactly the same thing as his official job changes. And how come Tony Snow is still the White House Press Secretary despite the fact he officially retired? And Condoleezza Rice the one cabinet member to keeps talking reason to the President, is suddenly off the White House news list?

I am different than all the rest of the conspiracy theorists, I think President Bush is not all bad. He changed policy on North Korea, is decent toward immigration, he and Colin Powell were helpful go-betweens when India and Pakistan were sliding toward war, and after 9/11 started out right by urging people not to deface Muslim businesses. I also admire (even though others disagree) the way he humbly apologized before the King of Jordan. Republican leader Bill Frist was going to follow up with calls for bipartisan detention reform while making a grim speech about the addition Abu Ghraib Photos Congress privately viewed. But before he could call for detention reform, he was cut off the air by a news bulletin of Nick Berg being beheading.

The scoundrels keep lobbying Bush to do a worse job, but the goods guys just condemn Bush, instead of praising him when he does right, and urging him to do better.

Please President Bush, I consider you one of the ordinary people who are trying to do your job. Please, Mr. President, listen to Ms. Rice and bring Powell and Ashcroft back. Please announce a total withdrawal now, conditioned only on Saudi Arabia and Iran announcing a joint proposal as to the logistics. Or al Sadr, and al Jeeanie in the same room together doing likewise. (They somehow got to get along with each other, more than they have to get along with us.) Otherwise I fear al Qaida will stage a show off event just as we are leaving.

I think this fear is behind the hemming and hawing that Hillary and Edwards keep making. Bin Laden wants a world without unrestricted sex, drugs, democracy or booze, and except for outlawing booze, victory seems to be within his reach.

I wrote "Don't impeach Bush" for a two sided debate on impeachment where the con side urges Bush to do a better job, and the pro side to I hope will lament that he isn’t still a football commissioner or wish that as Governor of Texas, he had lobbied for Hispanic rights without also becoming Mr. death penalty. Please someone, I’m not a ventriloquists, please write a gentle” Impeach Bush” proposal for a two sided debate.

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September 14, 2007

Don’t Impeach Bush, but Debate on all Issues is Part of Democracy

I agree with Obama that it’s not all Bush’s fault. I always opposed the war, but don’t remember ever early on thinking that the Iraqi Congress in exile was lying. How do we know Bush did?

In Fuluja (October 2004) an Iraqi go-between arranged for Fulujans to accept nominal Baghdad authority and US troops pulled back. Locals cheered but not the US peace movement. When Bush apologized for Abu Ghraib abuse in front of the King of Jordan, instead of the antiwar movement cheering this first step, a general said Bush looked small and joined the Kerry campaign to the cheers of the antiwar movement.

Uniting to Impeach Bush Isn’t the Panacea Many Think It Might Be

Much of the world resents the US and since Bush has become President, oversees and domestically more and more are deciding President Bush is the reason why. The US has been resented since becoming the only superpower, and the US putting its nose where its doesn’t belong or tripping over what it is trying to accomplish is an old story. But suddenly everything is supposedly wrong because of Bush. President Bush isn’t particularly assertive, and “hands on” the way Nixon was, but there is a misguided believe that the world would be fine, if he wasn’t messing it up. Not only Iraq, but messing up science as well. People who pay attention to what is going on overwhelmingly believe that he is messing up stem-cell research, but there is more than one side to every issue.

Stem-cells connects to other moral issues. Morality used to be simpler. Traditionally, the world believed that a baby born out of incest or rape was an utter horror and punishments were inflicted to try to prevent this from happening. Now, thanks to birth control and moral changes, we have vaguer and vaguer definitions voyeurism, sexual harassment, and child porn. Today, thanks to modern science, there are custody battles over the contents of sperm and egg banks; bitter court fights over whether a particular sperm sample should be discarded, much less implanted. Soon, despite President Bush’s position of stem-cell research, the world will have to decide if a scientist or researcher has committed a major crime by refusing, at a certain point, to kill a developing fetus. In my mind, being punished for not killing something, is almost like, evil being redefined, by circumstance, as good. Perhaps there could be a way to develop a compromise where only tissue which couldn’t possibly, on it’s own, become a baby, could be used for research. President Bush seemed to explore this compromise by allowing research on preexistent stem-cell lines.

Bush isn’t noted for believing in open government, but is the first President since Ford to declassify a major section of the national archives, but under the present circumstances, no one thinks he deserves any praise.

When George Bush at first aided the Northern Alliance, instead of sending ground troops, he was getting in the way of al Qiada’s efforts to bait the US into giving moderate Muslims good reason to become militants.

Bush began apologizing for Abu Ghraib abuse in front of the King of Jordan. Then Republican Majority Leader Bill Frist was going to call for bipartisan detention reform, while making grim Congressional Report of the additional Abu Ghraib photos Congress privately viewed. But al Qaida worried that change in US policy might lead to less influence over moderate Muslims. Nick Berg got beheaded, cutting Frist’s report off the air. Then, a general said how small Bush looked when groveling before the King of Jordan, and joined the Kerry Campaign to the cheers of the antiwar movement. So change in US prison detention policy didn’t occur.

Some critics claim that Bush is cleverly putting on a friendly face to disarm critic and make this a more conservative harsh world, but bombs went off in Turkey ruining the aura of Britain’s largest peace march. When bin Laden demanded that Iraq’s not vote, it got in the way of the peace claim that the war in Iraq had nothing to due with fighting terror. I contend that bin Laden not Bush is being clever and maniputive in pushing everyone toward war.

In Fuluja, October 2004, an Iraqi go-between arranged with commanders in the field for the insurgents to accept nominal Baghdad control. US troops pulled back to the cheers of the those in the street who thought the war was over. But a Kerry campaign ad complained of terrorists hiding in Fuluja, and Bush demanded Al Sadr’s arrest, and things degenerated.

After 9/11 Bush urged people not to deface Muslim businesses, humbly visited a mosque, made a particular point to include Muslims in the faith-based initiative. Remember his interdenominational New Year’s card some Christian Fundamentalists found insulting? How can we be sure that any Democrat would be better able to resist al Qaida’s attempts to encourage total war between the West and the Muslim world, and between Hindus and Muslims as well?

And In 2001, skirmishes broke out between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan following a bin Laden inspired attack on the Indian Parliament, which President Bush, then Secretary of State Colin Powell and others around the world successfully mediated. Now a major part of al Qaida’s agenda, war between India and Pakistan, has been prevented despite provocations far more emotional than 9/11, such as very crowded trains and funeral processions. In America, Europe and the Middle East, al Qaida’s efforts to permanently divide, is right on track for its thirty, or 300-year goal for the future, but as soon as it became clear that peace might actually become permanent between India and Pakistan, they starting initiating extreme provocations.

Bin Laden according to the Saudi Government picked mostly Saudi’s for the 9/11 attack, in order to create tension between the US and the Saudi government. Al Qaeda warned Britain that those who heal you will kill you back in April, but patiently didn’t attack until Britain got a new Prime Minister. Al Qaida also tried to use professional doctors for the attack rather than more competent explosive experts in order to stop the west from importing foreign talent and thus screw up our economy the way airport hassles are limiting US visitation by high spending tourists.

Obviously, if President Bush was to announce, that he was appointing John Murtha to be Secretary of State, to figure out the best way to leave Iraq in a hurry, without having al Qaida shooting at the withdrawing troops, many critics would then cheer the President. But let’s say Bush would announce something much smaller. Such as announce that in realization that some prison sentence are too harsh, and present very ill health, he was pardoning Leonard Peltier. Would some Democrats denounce this as a publicity stunt, pardoning a dying old man who could barely even realize he was no longer in prison? Then, a police chief join the Impeach Bush campaign to the cheers of many antiwar activities? Is there anything, besides appointing someone like Ron Paul or Murtha to be Secretary Defense, that Bush could do without being condemned from every direction?

We are supposed to have a nation of laws not men, Bush isn’t totally aware of this fact, but impeaching him just because we need a scapegoat for everything going wrong, would be another blow to the concept of an orderly system of justice.

Kerry supporters used to use positive thinking on John Kerry that he was really for peace, despite all his hedgey statements. If we use positive thinking on President Bush I believe we will have a better world.

Should Bush Be Impeached? No.

Will blaming, or to some extent, scapegoating Bush solve our problems?

Let’s all admit it, America isn’t what it should be, but will blaming everything on Bush make it better? We had slick Willie, who gave the poor personal respect, by playing the saxophone and wearing casual clothing. He loved cultural progressive causes like feminism and gay rights, while attacking the unions on bread and butter issues. Earlier the Ronald Reagan revolution managed to get many Catholics and Jews to be less progressive, the way Clinton managed to get Gays and feminists to be less active against poverty.

The President’s father, Bush Sr., had no respect for civil liberties, all the way back to World War II where the war was won by terrorizing Japanese-Americans in order to put fear in the hearts of German and Italian American Nazis that if they misbehaved their children would be rounded up also. Plus, the war was won by breaking the German and Japanese secret code, and keeping it secret from them by such things as allowing Pearl Harbor command not to be alerted that the Japanese Ambassador in Washington DC got a secret message that the Japanese were attacking Pearl Harbor instead of Guam like everyone feared. [Relatedly-in-the-British-archives–now-declassified-Britain-knew-but-didn’t-tell-the-US-about-Pearl-Harbor-to-make-sure-the-US-declared-war-on-Germany-and-not-just-Japan.]

Bush was a rich spoiled brat, who ruined his life with drugs, got helped by a mentoring experience, and along with Jimmy Carter before him, truly hoped, that having become a Christian, would make this a more tolerant and caring world. But back in college he called a professor a Communist for assigning the “Grapes of Wrath” as a reading requirement. So, I see a total inconsistency, which Cheney and Karl Rove, and Tony Snow had been managing to play upon, while others see evil, and keep condemning him which makes him worse.

The worst way out of Iraq is for US troops to be leaving as al Qaida is firing at and suicide bombing US troops as they leave. It would be better to ask Iran to restore order in exchange for agreeing to punish al Qaida to the fullest extent of their laws, even better for Bush to appoint John Murtha, or Ron Paul to be Secretory of Defense to orchestrate a speedy exit strategy, one speedy enough for moderate Shiites to get worried that a terror attack by al Qaida might get in the way of US withdrawal.

When it comes to Bush I am also disgusted that he let bin Laden get away before 9/11 for fear of destabilizing Pakistan. At some point the US may have to invade Pakistan to prevent al Qaida from owning Pakistani nukes. But it seems to me al Qaida is hair triggering an attack on the US to coincide with the US sending troops to Pakistan.

No mater what al Qaida does, most Americans are not going to wear turbans and berkas or consider bin Laden a spiritual leader, and if the dollar collapse like bin Laden is systematically encouraging it will affect the Muslim world far more than al Qaida realizes. The greatest possibility for victory from al Qaida’s point of view would be for the US totally surround itself by a high wall, both physically and where impossible, electronically, and kick both Jews and Muslims out of the country to fight their wars in their part of the world not ours. Let’s follow Cindy Sheehan’s original example and try to speak personally with Bush to change his policies.

Whether Impeachment in the US, or a Brand-New-Government in Cuba may end up Bad News

Bush came into office hot to trot for war or for creating massive changes in Iraq, Cuba, Iran, and North Korea. However, very unhappy changes in Iraq have ended his bellicoseness quite a bit but not many are noticing.

Cuba has also been mellowing; The elder Castro wasn’t the firebrand that executed his enemies early in the revolution, and his brother Raul is now cutting back some of the sharp edges of his brother’s revolution. And Venezuela, has taken over the role of backing progressive change elsewhere in the world.

However, since right-wing Cubans unhappy with Republican anti-immigrant feelings have been part of the 2004 Democratic sweep, and have been a integral part of lobbing against a harsh immigration policy, no one has noticed that Cuba has been slowly but systematically mellowing, nor note how ridiculous it would be to continually play around with encouraging drastic, and what may end up being, very unhappy change in Cuba.

Circumstance, and refusing to believe the President, have gotten in the way of Bush changing his ways. In October 2004, in Fuluja, an Iraqi go-between arranged with commandeers in the field for insurgents to accept nominal Baghdad authority and the US troops pulled back, while the locals cheered what they thought was the end of the war. The US peace movement instead of joining them was hoping to cheer Bush being kicked out of office. A Kerry ad, complained of terrorists hiding in Fuluja. President Bush then demanded that Al Sadr be turned over for trial. Imagine today Shiite rebels refusing to turn in an Sunni insurgent in return for peace Fulujans then suffered far worse then if they had never agreed to a cease-fire. Later, the Shiites got sick and tired of, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the extremely harsh al Qaeda leader, turning his whereabouts over to the CIA. Bush responded with a peace proposal, but didn’t think to apologize for (or even note) Fuluja so the insurgents didn’t believe him.

Bush humbly apologized for Abu Ghraib Prison abuse in front of the King of Jordan, giving a harried moderate, temporarily much needed status in the Muslim world. Then one general announced “How small Bush looked” and joined the Kerry campaign to the cheers of the antiwar movement. Also Republican Leader Bill Frist was going to call for bipartisan prison detention reform while he was making a grim Congressional report on the additional Abu Ghraib photos Congress privately viewed. But he was cut off the air by a news bulletin of Nick Berg being beheaded. I think if it wasn’t for the two above incidents, the war might be over and Bush’s policy toward detention may have changed as much as his policy toward North Korea has.

Internal image is important, when nuclear armed India and Pakistan were sliding toward war following a bin Laden inspired attack on the India Parliament both the President, and then
Secretary of State Collin Powell, were helpful as a go-between. But even Powell didn’t brag about his role.

So today everyone is focused on the possibility of Impeachment or short of that many are fixated at making Bush as powerless as possible.

In the early 40's Harry Truman, who later became President, suggested if it looks like “Hitler is winning we should support Stalin, and if Stalin is winning we should back Hitler.” I think al Qaeda might have a similar attitude toward both sides in the short period when the US might have no government. Some of the 9/11 plane hijackers had previously studied engineering with the idea that if Islam could return to its llth century ways, it could defeat the West in a few generations, and reverse the present day power roles between Islam and the West. Meanwhile both Bush and the Doves are trying to plan for the next three years, not the next three decades. Massive change in either Cuba or the US could end up being sad news for both countries. When Bush is gone, if we are still fighting Muslims, people will be looking around trying to find someone to blame. Zacarias Moussaoui during his 9/ll trial condemned his Jewish lawyer and urged America to join him in blaming the Jews. Daniel Pearl, a Wall Street Journal correspondent, was lured to Pakistan, than forced to confess to Jews being evil conspirators while being videotaped for the Internet, then beheaded. Perhaps al Qaeda is the only group that really knows what going on. I say “no” to massive change in either Cuba or the US. Let’s lobby Bush to change his ways like Cindy Sheehan did in the first weeks or month of her protest when she was really trying to change Bush’s mind.

I live in Philadelphia where there is minority representation on City Council, I don’t believe the hype about Castro being particularly cruel and oppressive, but no opposition in the Cuban Congress has to mean that those unhappy with the way things are in Cuba don’t express it politically. I wonder if the Cuban Constitution could be amended to include minority representation whether it will satisfy the Miami Cubans who could go home in style without tearing up the place and making young Cubans think they are foreign invaders. (Also, in the US big states like NY could similarly change their state Constitution to elect five of their House of Representative seats at large, with two seats reserved for a minority party.) Maybe also the US could agree to abolish Capital Punishment in exchange for Cuba doing likewise. The inspiration of Communism at least to a certain extent detracts from bin Laden’s appeal. Innus depicting Attorney General Gonzales with a broken Cuban accent, made it easier for him to get in trouble for insulting high school basketball stars. Ending tension between the US and Cuba will strengthen us against terror and make the world more secure.

If Al Qaeda chooses an impeachment crisis in the US to throw its wait around, bin Laden’s dream of removing unrestricted sex, drugs, booze, and democracy from the face of the earth may succeed. Though Al Qaida may not succeed that much in totally outlawing booze.

I urge “VOTE NO” on impeachment, and hope future discussions include both sides of the issue. I agree with those who support Impeachment on one point. Those who claim it is treasonous to discuss the issue don’t understand what our precious freedoms are all about.

Most of the time Impeach Bush presentation have been presented without rebuttal, the following three links are exceptions:

Virginia Town Hall Forum

The Nation Magazine Debate
http://www.thenation.com/doc/ 20070212/levinson

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Mumia abu-Jamal, Move, and a slightly better world that almost was

Writing this manuscript I suddenly realize that if Move's original commune was allowed to survive, while the local Black kids who admired Move grew up, we'd have a more freedom oriented world today.

Current events and history cross paths in Philadelphia

New Jersey had a historical remembrance of the Newark riots. This seems strange in Philadelphia which shoves this kind of history under the rug. For years, the local media used to reminisce about the Rizzo years, and the bomb dropped on Osage Avenue, but no more. I wonder if Mumia abu-Jamal and Move being both history and current events interferes in the depiction of Pennsylvania history.

Newark’s, and Hoboken’s remembrance celebration of the troubled years was somewhat of a splash. Newark used the occasion to celebrate downtown Newark, after all these years, finally getting back on its feet, while Hoboken’s ex-mayor proudly discussed how she singlehandedly managed to avoid Hoboken burning. She singlehandedly faced an angry mob, picking three leaders of the mob to go into the police station to verify that the rioters, from the night before, had already been released, and the crowd slowly went home without storming the police station.

Philadelphia, like Hoboken, could be celebrating how one person, almost singlehandedly stopped a major race riot following the first eviction of the MOVE, back-to-nature commune from its 34th and Race Street paradise. Wallace Mohammad then the leader of the Black Muslims and three of his followers came upon a tense situation that could have been far worse than the Newark riots. He, and those that he kept calling upon to help him, removed the children’s bicycles before police on horseback charged the crowd. We Quakers were proud of making things less tense, and bragged about it in the Friends Journal. Instead of just making things more mellow, Wallace Mohammad yelled “Get your woman and children off the street.” Some of the kids kept returning but without their bicycles. The history of Israel-Palestine resembles that of America except there are no Black Muslims over there. I understand in several major cities of America, Black Muslim’s risked their lives dragging women and children out of harms way.

John Africa or Vincent Leaphart hoped to establish something they hoped the rest of the world would soon copy. But were now being evicted. Local Black children were actually inspired by Move back them. When a deadlocked decked person passed an elementary school, local Black kids would run to the fence, shouting “on the Move.” I imagined, at first, that it was I, more than Wallace Muhammad, that prevented the riot. Kids, and their bicycles, were at the police barricades screaming at one Black officer demanding that he cross the street to stand with his people. A lady, who was later going to hand out baseball bats, pointed to me, and the kids demanded that I cross the street to be with my kind of people. An officer shook his club at me to stop me, which the children thought was hilarious. I imagined, that by keeping the kids laughing, I stopped a major race riot, where in the end, Officer Ramp was shot in the distance, a fire cracker thrown nearby, and the police, many on horseback, charged. Sasha, who is now extremely conservative, tripped the officer rushing the abandoned building to catch the firecracker thrower, and would be now happy to tell what he knows. It was I who was convicted of blocking the arrest of the firecracker thrower. I was offered a suspended sentence, but demanded instead a medal, for stopping a race riot, and was sentenced to 6 to 23 month in prison. (Fortunately for me, after serving a short time in prison, new pictures came out, and a lot of headlines and I was released.). During the second Move eviction, there was the Move fire where several Move members died. In the nearby Puerto-Rican community, Officer Trench was assassinated while sitting in his patrol wagon. The police blamed the entire Puerto Rican community. I wonder what unknown heroes prevented the Puerto Rican community from rioting.

Little Mumia abu-Jamal, after hungrily relishing a meal at the Back Panther soup kitchen, used to run to the Black Panther library rather than out to play. His early experiences similar to that of a bilingual child whose relatives didn’t know English. From helping adults with their paperwork on, he thought it was his job to negotiate for the people around him.

Vincent Leaphart, and his mentor from the distant past, John Africa, hoped to make evil civilization evaporate, similar to the way New Age Gurus surrounded the Pentagon and tried to make it levitate. The two visions overlapped in interesting ways.

During Vietnam, I don't remember anything like, pro-impeachment advocates gladly watching Independence Mall Park Police make the "Gathering of Eagles" (angry Bush-supporters), behave. Cindy Sheehan, up from DC, then spoke, mentioning appreciating a Capital Hill police officer asking her autograph before apologetically complying with arresting her.

Nearby July 4 (three-weeks-earlier), peace-placards were waved from the Visitor's Center balcony, as pro-Mumia picketers chatted amiably with 911-Truth-People below. Free-Tibet-ers once ridiculed Mumia, instead out-shouted, out-pushed toward the Liberty Bell, antiwar-isolationist Ron Paul for President supporters, who added last-word tidbits to Free-Tibet chants.

30 years ago, I defied a ban on leafleting on Independence Mall, by handed out the Bill of Rights, as police glared. Three-centuries ago, whether hateing or supporting England, most hoped for an end to an awful war.

Quakers, without a pro-revolution candle in their window, watched their houses set on fire. Earlier, Quakers felt unwelcome in England after shouting in churches: "the priests robes" (church-hierarchy) was Satanic. Refused to swear on-the-Bible claiming God said, don’t’ swear, after refusing to rise when the Judge entered. Today, it's quaint for Quakers to stand until a judge enters, affirming-not-swearing to the truth.

Third-Worlder's modernize, ignoring pollution. – MOVE suddenly looking good; John Africa's hate for civilization, signifying living simply, supporting the ecology of the planet. Originally, diaperless children! Curse-words abounding! Especially later, when being dragged to the paddy-wagon or struggling to avoid camera mug-shots. Prisoners mumbled support, infuriating guards.

A news report of Move members beat up in court, for no reason at all, left me and others scratching our heads in disbelief, until Mumia’s report of curse words uttered that ended with bits of skin, blood and deadlocks on a cold empty courtroom floor. A newspaper reported, neighbors watched police, surround Mumia's mother's apartment, in a crowded public-housing high-rise, badgering her, over his reporting.

I volunteered at Community underground Newspaper where we became overjoyed that (then) calm, soft-voiced Mumia joined our staff. Suddenly, curse-words peppered his writings. Then murder charges. Mumia screamed a worldwide conspiracy, by civilization to sacrifice a cop as an excuse to silence him.

NAACP protesters picketed at the Round House over Mumia’s brother Billy's $50,000 bail for going up a one-way street.

Mumia’s lawyer Tony Jackson, ignored Mumia’s claim that Officer Faulkner was assassinated by another police officer. Mumia tried to tell the jury directly but Judge Sabo bound and gagged Mumia to shut him up. Arnold Beverly (2001) claimed Faulkner was a snitch, claiming he 3, assassinated an already wounded Faulkner. This fit Mumia's memories. Mumia stopped conspiracy-talk, becoming soft-spoken again. Beverly gave a brand-new explanation to the events for Mumia and Move besides civilization trying to preserve itself, and they have been acting quite differently ever since.

Lawyers urged against pursuing it. Cuba and the USSR stopped defending Mumia. Did Beverly intentionally confuse international support? Does FBI files contain hidden data?

When traffic was slowed by cursing protesters surrounded by police, those delayed often concluded that Mumia did it. Ironically, Move now defends themselves with the Internet, and neighbors say they’re pleasant to be around.

Mumia's brother Billy (2001 affidavit) was surprised to have been stopped by a policeman he didn't know since he thought he knew them all. Billy had good friends in the police department and refused to blame his brother or rat on his police friends (torn loyalties creating a judging act).

Officer Faulkner falsely dispatched he was stopping a Volkswagen going the wrong way on Locust Street, but it faced the right way after the altercation. Did some prearranged plan go wrong? Was Danny trying to prove he was one of the boys despite being a snitch?

Writing this manuscript I suddenly realize that if Move’s original commune was allowed to survive, while the local Black kids who admired Move grew up, we’d have a more freedom oriented world today. I been having a similar thought concerning the Black Muslim’s. If Elijah Mohammad’s original dream of transforming the West wasn’t scorned by other Muslims perhaps with the help of the CIA or Masad, we would never have had bin Laden, and perhaps when it comes to the Black Muslims some of this history could be undone. Black Muslims respect the beliefs of true Muslims never trying to make true Muslims join their streamlined version of the faith. The aggressively proselytizing Black Muslims were systematically making both Black and White Americans sympathize with the plight of the Palestinians.

Maybe comparing the two groups visions can help us deal with al Qaeda. The new Taliban taxes drugs rather than banning them. Spys don’t have to cut their beards, and I wonder if, like the 9/11 hijackers, they are allowed to drink and smoke, if it is part of their cover. The Taliban may not yet tax brothels, but if bin Laden is right that the last 1000 years was a war between the Muslims and the West where the Muslims couldn’t keep focused and the next millennium will be different, is the any possibility that with centuries of up coming war, brothels wouldn’t also be taxed rather than banned. Where babies will be raised and live a life in disguise, with little knowledge of the faith, their only purpose in life, a final act as a suicide bomber, perhaps being born from egg and sperm stolen or cloned from the West.

Mumia's writings gives us a black eye? But in Russia or Arab kingdoms, many crave the right to shout impeachment or communicate the way Mumia does. Does Move’s amateurish original efforts to prove due process was a joke by cursing at police officers, defense lawyers, and judges, have a lesson we can learn for dealing with al Qaida’s professional efforts to stop the system from working?

Sentenced to 6 to 23 months for interfering in an arrest. But released after new pictures came out showing his innocence. Kanegis’s First Lawyer Tony Jackson was Mumia’s first lawyer.


DATED BUT THOUGH REVIEW OF MUMIA CASE All the reviews of Mumia, emphasized his years as a Black Panther instead of the extreme tension between Philadelphia and Move right before he was accused of murder, the following original Village Voice story is an exception. I hope at least this reference link could be published along with my article.

NEW-JERSEY-CRIME-LINE~NJ-SPEAKOUT-PUBLICATION~vol-1-no-4~by-Jose-Santiago, police-abuse-expert.

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Mumia, Move and my saga living nearby

One Bullet = Nine Convictions

By LINN WASHINGTON, Daily News Staff Writer
Source: Philadelphia Daily News (PA); 735 words.
Published: 1984-03-05 Section: LOCAL | Page 4 | Edition: 4STAR

When Mumia was in the hospital, Philadelphia was focused on what Billy, his brother, would say. But Billy was in jail with $50.000 bail for going the wrong way on a one way street. There was a spirited NAACP picket in front of the roundhouse over the high bail for such a small charge. Now 20 years later, the police dispatch tapes are available where it’s claimed that Officer Faulkner never said he was stopping a car for going the wrong way on Locust Street. How would the NAACP be picketing something that didn’t occur? A private investigator is badly needed.


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Immigration Crisis - Schwartzenegger is partly responsible

A Two Party System isn't true Democracy, but I fear a Massive Democratic Sweep, Leading to a One Party State.

USA Today had a very detailed and carefully analysis of the immigration crisis, concluding that the problem is what they politely call the “California Recession” driving Hispanics out of California and into small town and rural United States. New immigrants who speak broken English and are unsure with Yankee ways head to the Hispanic centers of the US.

Governor Schwartzenegger of California invented compulsory heath care. We keep you legal for less doesn’t have to mean auto insurance. You are legally required to get health insurance any way you can. If you are real poor and one of your parents isn’t illegal, and fill out a lot of red tape and paper work, the California government will pay for it, or pay part of the costs. Again Schwartzenegger hates pollution, but finds ways for the poorest consumers to pay for the costs. The working poor are being driven out of California.

So now, thanks to Schwartzenegger, a so-called pro-choice, pro-environment Republican, more and more Americans hate Hispanic immigrants, and more and more poor people especially in California hate the environmental movement. He changed the Republican party from a party standing for traditional morality to one embracing the English only movement.

Ronald Reagan created the Reagan Revolution that changed America. He managed to convince a slight majority of Jews and Catholics who used to be extremely progressive to instead vote and work for Republicans. Schwartzenegger since the last election has been driving much of the Catholic Church back into the Democratic Party. True democracies have many parties, the US has two. Cuba and Venezuela have basically one party where it is as hard for a second party candidate to get elected, as it is for a Third Party candidate to get elected in the US. There is a real danger, if the US is still in Iraq that after the next Presidential election, then, after the Democrats screw up the election laws the way the Democrats and Republicans, complicate things for the Libertarian and Green Party candidates, the US will follow the Cuban and Venezuelan path toward one party government. If only 1/4 of the Republican delegates are Ron Paul delegates they might prevent the Republican Party from taking an English only stanch. I hope Ron Paul can save the traditional Republican Party.

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Resisting al Qaida's Advances, Not Fighting Muslims

War on Terror = War on Drugs? -- MAYBE IT’S TIME TO PANIC!

Sometimes the War on Terror is ridiculed as similar to the War on Drugs. The usual phrases used, “So-called War on Terror” and “So-called War on Drugs.”

A gung-ho prosecutor makes drugs scarce. Crack addicts have to commit more crimes to get enough money for the high prices. When a prosecutor goes after Mafia kingpins, his colleagues are upset that their lives are being put in danger as well. So everyone ends up, some reluctantly, playing around with fighting drugs, or concentrate on marijuana, like Cheney concentrates on Iran, rather than al Qaida.

I must be different from all the other human beings around me, because to me this isn’t a casual philosophical discussion. The possibility that stopping al Qaida may be as hopeless as stopping drugs, fills me with fear dread and even panic, especially since as technology advances doomsday weapons and germs will, as time passes, at least slowly be easier to manufacture. Bin Laden sees the last 1000 years as a war between the Muslims and the West where the Muslims were unable to keep focused, and vows that the next 1000 years, if need be, will be different.

President Bush keeps bragging that, due to him, we are currently fighting al Qaida in Iraq not in America. And I think, in a weird way, this is truth. Al Qaida currently wants to fight in Iraq, and so does Bush. But is putting off a domestic terror attack, that could get worse with time, really good news?

During his trial as the alleged mastermind for 9/11, Moussaoui blamed his Jewish lawyer and urged America to join him in blaming the Jews. Daniel Pearl, who was later behead, was lured to Pakistan and tortured into “admitting” on Internet tape that the Jews were evil conspirators, responsible for the world’s woes. It’s all set up to blame it all on the Jews if al Qaida manages one way or another to keep us fighting into the next Presidency.

When al Qaida’s plans go as clockwork, like in Spain, people are awed and temporarily focus on the long-term fight. Our world is much more interdependent that before the last depression. Winter vegetables come from Argentina not storage. And the hate al Qaida stirred up between Hindus and Muslims in India, and Christians and Muslims in Africa, even in Denmark (due to the cartoon controversy) could make the depression worse, including a dollar collapse. Isn’t anyone else panicky about the possibility that we could be starving like many of our grandparents did during the first great depression? This time, roaches and rats might seem delicious as pets disappear, with starving people dreaming of becoming cannibals.

Al Qaida picked doctors not explosive experts for the latest attack in Britain, giving four months warning with the phrase that “those who heal you will kill you.” If everything worked like clockwork for them, it would have been a bloodbath, and the US would have drastically limited skilled immigrants from entering the country. Bush is spending like crazy, tourist dollars are being chased away by airport security, as foreign talent almost was, while the administration is going though the motions so as not to be a personal target for an al Qaida suicide-bomber. Just like most prosecutors do in the drug war. Most don’t like to take
personal risks. I have an uneasy feeling that others (besides the President) think it’s personally best to stay vague or concentrate on Hezbolah, Hamas or Iran instead of al Qaida.

At the start of the war I and a friend were watching, on TV, the largest peace demonstration in England, in awe of the huge crowd and intricate puppets and floats. Suddenly it was cut off the air by a bulletin on terror bombs in Turkey. My friend’s gut comment was, “Why don’t they protest that?” Claiming that the war in Iraq had nothing to due with fighting terror became difficult to explain after bin Laden went on the Internet demanding that Iraqis not vote. George President Bush apologized for Abu Ghraib abuse in front of the King of Jordan. Then Bill Frist who was the Republican Leader was planning to call for bipartisan detention reform. Unfortunately he waited to make the announcement, during a grim speech on the additional Abu Ghraib photos Congress privately viewed, and was cut off the air by a news bulletin of al Qaeda posting Nick Berg being beheaded

Today some Arab-Americans, who appreciate the US, try to send aid to Hezbollah or Hamas are equally called aiding terrorists. Barack Obama seems to be the only critic of al Qaeda, who has qualms about insulting Muslims in general. During World War II, a lot of America Nazi types like Charles Lindbergh, hated Tojo of Japan while still loving Hitler, A secret about World War II, is that the lies about the small isolated Japanese-American community, was war propaganda not a mistake. German and Italian Nazis Americans (who weren’t successfully wooed by anti-Japanese hysteria) feared their children being put in Interment camp if they dared do such things as slash tires, during a severe rubber shortage. I believe instead of retribution all camp members including children should be given salaries for time severed and back Veteran’s benefits. My theory is the Japanese-Americans served in Interment camps the way draftees served in Europe and the Pacific theater. Back then images were a critical part of the war effort

Perception is important. Obama, due to prejudice, would have an easier time changing the image of the US as a big bully than someone like Edwards would.

A bin Laden inspired attack (2001) on the Indian Parliament was plunging nuclear-armed India and Pakistan toward war, which then Secretary of State Colin Powell helped mediate. Now that India and Pakistan seem heading toward permanent peace, al Qaida is picking emotional targets like funeral and religious processions.

Even if this is 50% exaggeration, or even 90% exaggeration, there is good reason for panic, and a panic response was sometimes necessary for our ancestor’s survival.
or Goggle Security ONLINE Management Bulletin Board (click on Academic)

Sorry I make it seem so hopeless, here is some optimism or hope.

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