December 23rd, 2005

Apollo 4 on column of fire

Congress specifically denied Wood B. Savior the powers he now claims

I've dreamt up a new name for the Leader.

Also, I heard about the following on the Mike Malloy program:

The Bush administration requested, and Congress rejected, war-making authority "in the United States" in negotiations over the joint resolution passed days after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, according to an opinion article by former Senate majority leader Thomas A. Daschle (D-S.D.) in today's Washington Post.

Daschle's disclosure challenges a central legal argument offered by the White House in defense of the National Security Agency's warrantless wiretapping of U.S. citizens and permanent residents. It suggests that Congress refused explicitly to grant authority that the Bush administration now asserts is implicit in the resolution.


From WaPo: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/22/AR2005122202119.html
I am called Bojo (MEE noMEEjas BOyo) [Ma

Oh, I splurged!

Oh, I splurged on fonts! I fell in love with Maiola at first sight, head over heels, some weeks or months ago, and the designer's own website, http://vikburian.net, is so friendly. I got the Pro package so I'd have Esperanto support. It works so nicely in my new icon, shown here! My father and my in-laws are going to be told they bought me these fonts, although that only mostly covers the expense.

You can get the non-Pro bold italic for free at fontshop.com, by the way.…woops, no you can't, they've changed the freebie to something else. Gotta grab it.
Apollo 4 on column of fire

Boston Globe says 'it is said' that Bush unleashed NSA to spy on everybody

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2005/12/23/wiretaps_said_to_sift_all_overseas_contacts/?p1=email_to_a_friend

Wiretaps said to sift all overseas contacts
Vast US effort seen on eavesdropping

By Charlie Savage, Globe Staff | December 23, 2005

The National Security Agency, in carrying out President Bush's order to intercept the international phone calls and e-mails of Americans suspected of links to Al Qaeda, has probably been using computers to monitor all other Americans' international communications as well, according to specialists familiar with the workings of the NSA.…
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DoD also is spying on us

http://blogs.washingtonpost.com/earlywarning/2005/12/the_pentagon_br.html

William M. Arkin on National and Homeland Security
The Pentagon Breaks the Law

The National Security Agency story has pushed military spying on anti-war groups off the front pages, and the Pentagon appears to have seized upon administrative error to explain away its slide into domestic spying.

The Department of Defense now says that analysts may not have followed the law and its own guidelines that require the purging of information collected on U.S. persons after 90 days. The law states that if no connection is made between named persons and foreign governments or transnational terrorist organizations or illegal activity, U.S. persons have a right to their privacy and information about them must be deleted.

Thanks to RL, I now know that the database of "suspicious incidents" in the United States first revealed by NBC Nightly News last Tuesday and subject of my blog last week is the Joint Protection Enterprise Network (JPEN) database, an intelligence and law enforcement sharing system managed by the Defense Department's Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA).

What is clear about JPEN is that the military is not inadvertently keeping information on U.S. persons. It is violating the law. And what is more, it even wants to do it more.…
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Wood B. Savior is a quasi-Nazi

I've been busy, took too long to post this one.


http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/nest/051222nest.htm


EXCLUSIVE: Nuclear Monitoring of Muslims Done Without Search Warrants
Posted 12/22/05
By David E. Kaplan

In search of a terrorist nuclear bomb, the federal government since 9/11 has run a far-reaching, top secret program to monitor radiation levels at over a hundred Muslim sites in the Washington, D.C., area, including mosques, homes, businesses, and warehouses, plus similar sites in at least five other cities, U.S. News has learned. In numerous cases, the monitoring required investigators to go on to the property under surveillance, although no search warrants or court orders were ever obtained, according to those with knowledge of the program. Some participants were threatened with loss of their jobs when they questioned the legality of the operation, according to these accounts.

Federal officials familiar with the program maintain that warrants are unneeded for the kind of radiation sampling the operation entails, but some legal scholars disagree. News of the program comes in the wake of revelations last week that, after 9/11, the Bush White House approved electronic surveillance of U.S. targets by the National Security Agency without court orders. These and other developments suggest that the federal government's domestic spying programs since 9/11 have been far broader than previously thought.…



Who are they kidding, 'far broader than previously thought'? Okay, they really mean it. It's because they have incorrectly failed to expect quasi-Nazism from quasi-Nazis. (I expect it and then use what actually happens to check my results. I was wrong about Saddam's non-existent weapons but, after making that correction, oh how right I have been about the Leader. How would U.S. News react if the story were about whatever murders these guys have had done?)
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The Anthrax Killings: A theory (it's a theory, that's all I'm saying about it)

What about the following theory.

The Bushist regime mails the Anthrax Letters to Democrats and media, in an attempt to scare symbol-controllers into supporting dictatorial powers for the Leader, and into fearing for their lives if they come out against Bushism. Then, when all the usual people have cleared out of the contaminated buildings, in go NSA guys, under cover as anthrax-evaluation-and-cleanup guys, and they thoroughly but discretely bug the offices. Even the National Enquirer is included, because they had actually broken a real story, the Leader's drunk driving arrest in Maine.

You know, the inclusion of the National Enquirer offices is scary to me, whatever the theory, knowing that this phony paper had been the first to seriously investigate the Leader's criminal record.