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Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Dateline: Washington D.C., U.S.
Oil, Jews, and evangelicals. That’s what we are up against and this is a statement of intent. If
you are into oil and Jews and your parents are devout Christian Catholics, read on:
To be Orthodox, that just turns me around. It’s like listening to the old saw, I can’t stand the
news on TV when there is no news. There are 70 million Israelis and they have 200 nuclear
Given that true democracy is as pure as anarchism would you incur the wrath of authority for
shouting More? To say that neocons had ‘good intentions’--would that make you Japanese?
Enough questions to yes. An engine that didn’t pollute the atmosphere, a bug that likes to eat
radiation, a nation that didn’t build a wall and shared its drinking water, that would guarantee
more centuries of survival on this planet.
What we get is a new generation of nuclear weapons, a collaboration between the Americans
and the English that will probably terminate existing treaties and are not effective unless
those governments plan to destroy the planet. Really, you don’t need fuel and religion if the
final scenario is fossils.
Have you ever heard a dentist say, ‘Stop drilling?’ Nor have I. Satirical works are forecast to
show up in these pages in the future. Unlike segregated or monitored libraries, the satires will
present writers from all ethnic persuasions. A brush up on blasphemy is promised for those
who stay tuned. Wipe out Vulture Fund vultures! P. G.
Date: Friday, June 30, 2006
Dateline: Akron, Ohio, U.S.A.
It’s hard to find an Internet connection in Akron. Nine out of ten people you ask will direct
you to a highway. Seven out of ten won’t shut their lawnmowers down when answering a
stranger’s question and if you mention laptop they’ll send you to a bar. I didn’t dare ask about
a hotspot. Suggesting that analytic converters be mandatory on all lawnmowers? That might
have gotten me a tire neckless.
During the months of May and June ‘no less than 5,818 Iraqi civilians were killed’. That
information wouldn’t appear in print until August. Total deaths in this protracted war in
August were put at 2,500 American troops and 50,000 Iraqi civilians. Two years ago at least
one credible news source but the number of Iraqi civilian deaths at or near 100,000. Why the
discrepancy? Because the U.S. Army doesn’t register body counts. It did that in Vietnam and
we all should know what happened there. The body counts always favored U.S. troops and
their allies but even exaggerated, the news depressed the public. Recently the Sunday Times
of London put the total death toll in Iraq at 200,000. Then an independent agency put the total
Iraqi death toll at 655,000 which was denied by the American government. The problem now
in Iraq, with around 100 deaths a day, is that the government doesn’t want to call what’s
going on a civil war. And how much is this war costing the U.S. government? Only billion
As for local news in Ohio during my stay, there wasn’t much of worldly consequence.
Around the country there was plenty going on but if you listened to Fox News on TV you got
the government’s censored reports delivered by bias news readers. If that wasn’t an indication
that democracy was going down the tubes in American and totalitarianism was on the rise, a
new study claimed the Associated Press (AP) favored U.S. government positions in its news
For example, 44 autopsy reports acquired from American military reports and posted on the
American Civil Liberties web site proved that widespread torture had been used by U.S.
forces. The AP did file that report but 98% of U.S. newspapers didn’t pick up the story and
the AP never followed up on coverage. Remember that the AP reaches over a billion people
everyday ‘via print, radio, or television’ and look at their distortions on casualty reports
during the Israel-Palestine conflict. Here you will seen that less Israelis were killed than
reported and more Palestinian died than reported. The list goes on but the fact is that the U.S.
government lies and AP does its bidding. Then you get a real bone crushing statistic for
democracy, American President George W. Bush has an IQ of 91. Another study puts his IQ
between 111 and 120 which still doesn’t explain how he managed to graduate from Yale
University. Obviously he didn’t major in economics. The national budget was balanced when
he became president in 2000. A month later the budget was more than 00 billion in the red
and the national debt was .4 trillion. Two months later it was trillion.
How bad is it? Take one day back in June, the 16th, and note the beast, 6, 16, 06 and here are
another six: 1. Congress passes the draconian indecency TV law that muddles up the airwaves
with bleeps. 2. Media journalists are denied access to Guantanamo Bay prisoners. 3. The
Senate sends the president an additional (hum) 6 billion for military operations in Iraq. 4.
The Supreme Court allows no-knock searches which means if you lock your door you might
not have one anymore. 5. The CBS TV network asks its best journalist, Dan Rather, 74, to
leave on bequest, no doubt, of the government. 6. Congressional Republicans reject timetable
for Iraq military pullout.
The next article will report on how I got out of Ohio without being arrested. Meanwhile I’ll
sign off with some promised blasphemy statistics: ‘With five percent of the world’s
population, the U.S. has a quarter of the world’s prisons [and with] 2.2 million incarcerated,
the most of any nation on earth.’ And, no surprise, with George Bush as governor, the state of
Texas lead the nation in the number of prisoners incarcerated and executed. However in
fairness to Bush, most American prisons were filled during the two presidential terms of Bill
Clinton. With Bush as president in 2006, Halliburton was granted a 85 million contract to
build a network of detention centers across the U.S. Each center could hold up to 5,000
people and could possibly be located on unused military bases and run by homeland security
authorities. This is a ‘contingency contract’ which means it won’t receive a go-ahead if the
public behaves itself after martial law is declared or Mexico decides not to invade. Not
enough? Vice President Dick Cheney may sill call the shots at Halliburton. Question: What’s
the difference between chaos and god? Answer: God is less reliable. Happy flossing, P.G.
Date: Monday, July 31, 2006
Dateline: Brussels, Belgium
Back in June I was sniffing around Green, Ohio, one hot afternoon trying to penetrate the
perimeter of the Diebold Corporation which was not easy considering that it makes security
systems. It also makes the voting machines that deprived Democratic presidential candidates
Al Gore and John Kerry of election victories. On record is Diebold’s director, Walden
O’Dell, promising George W. Bush that he would win the 2000 election and I’m guessing
maybe even the 2004 election because he knew something about his fraudulent voting
machines. O’Dell resigned in December, 2005 but that corporation deserves to be shaken
down before the 2008 election if there is one. Why? Well we know that Bush won Ohio from
John Kerry by 51% to 48% but Kerry won all hand counted ballots by 54.46 % and, here’s a
good one, ‘in Cuyahoga County, the number of recorded votes was more than 93,000 greater
than the number of registered voters.’ Bush won Cuyahoga county.
Anyway I got to the front desk at Diebold by passing myself off as an American Medical
Association representative interested in pacemakers because Diebold also makes them. Vice
President Dick Cheney happens to have one, embedded, and I was keen on finding the
registration number with the idea that with a black box it could be turned off. Alas, I was in
the pacemaker library when the security check came in and I was asked to leave with my
hidden little camera. A car followed me back to Akron but I gave it the slip and rented
another car before driving to Columbus where I took an international flight to Brussels,
arriving on July 7th.
Noting that I wasn’t being observed on a terrace café I used a landline to phone an operative
with a Deep Throat and he arrived within the hour. Over a beer he told me the precise date for
the installation of Cheney’s heart pacemaker in 2001 and over the table I passed him a pre-
written napkin with a list of registration numbers corresponding to the model that year.
Before leaving he passed me a copy of the Herald Tribune which contained photocopies on
the editorial page of Jack Anderson’s notes linking Diebold with the U.S. Army’s School of
the Americas which taught torture techniques and psychological warfare. That school is now
called the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.
On extended leave in Grenoble, Switzerland, for a brain tumor I picked up in the States I was
wondering, if your vote doesn’t count unless you are a Republican then what alternatives are
available? The Bush administration has dug a hole for itself so deep that it can’t get out and if
Diebold doesn’t deliver another victory in 2008 the Democrats will surely be clear winners.
Then you think back to the Nixon administration and what the U.S. Congress was worried
about--that Nixon would declare Martial Law so he couldn’t be impeached. Fortunately he
resigned but he probably did so with assurances that he would be pardoned for his crimes.
It was in the radiation room, seeing a blue light through a green mask with closed eyes and
smelling a chemical cesspool that I became convinced that the Bush administration would
declare martial law. When the Supreme Court slapped him on the hand for overstepping the
law of the land and the Geneva convention there was a of moment rejoicing, the spirit of
freedom was back but the administration replied that it was already complying with the
court’s decision. So nothing changed. Then Congress finally got its act together to pass
legislation permitting stem cell research. Bush vetoed it, his first veto since becoming
president and that was like telling the U.S. Congress they were irrelevant. In other words he
really doesn’t care about the health of Americans. And because he thinks he his the law his
vision probably extends no further than World War IV and Armageddon.
So what are Americans up against if Martial Law is declared? They’ll discover that the
Constitution and Bill of Rights have been trashed and they have no rights at all. The
administration will, in theory, be backed up by Homeland Security, the FBI, the CIA, the
National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. military. Another barrier is the 33% rise in the
number (800) of racist groups since Bush’s election in 2000. I don’t have all the stats but FBI
personnel is put at 12,000 and the police, local, state and tribal is 700,000 according to a U.S.
News & World Report. You may subtract tribal and figure that most of Homeland is already
in uniform. In 1979 there were 20,000 employees working for the NSA, mostly suits, with a
budget of .5 billion. Located in Maryland it’s described as the largest and most secretive
U.S. government agency.
However there is a ray of light, a new field manual has been issued by the U.S. Army on how
to deal with an insurrection. It’s too late for Iraq but not the United States and claims that a
loss of moral legitimacy means losing the war. The French, says the manual, lost Algeria
because they employed torture. The manual also implies that revolutions don’t last long
enough. Incidently, the Army has 470,000 troops but they are spread around the world.
Could it happen? Could American citizens rise up to declare war on its government? And will
the military step in to support them?
Could George W. Bush be deported to Texas to stand trial for crimes against humanity and
nature? Remember, this is the former Governor of Texas who was responsible for 252
executions in the Lone Star State. The same governor who was overheard making jokes about
Karla Faye Tucker’s letters begging him to no avail for clemency. Naturally the disposed
president would receive a fair trial, Texas justice, by a jury of his peers which shouldn’t be
too hard to find in Texas as his IQ of 91 is about the norm there. Ah, Lonesome George, a
cowboy without cows. He would be strung up under a leafless dead oak astride a donkey to
ponder his fate. Will it occur to him that it’s the only time in his life that he’s riding a
Democratic ticket? Also remember that in the 1993 film, Geronimo–An American
Robert Duvall said ‘Texans are the lowest form of white man there is.’
NOTE: To preserve the intergrity of the story, blog entries are in chronological order. First post first, last post last.