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Guest blogged by Winter Patriot
It's September 8th, 2006.
Please use the "comments" section to add a few more ... and if you run out of ideas, you might like to read Gwynne Dyer's newest column: If Sept. 11 attacks hadn't happened.
READER COMMENTS ON
"Five Years Ago Today ..."
(56 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
... required said on 9/8/2006 @ 8:26 pm PT...
five years ago, on September 10, 2001, I flew from Geneva-London-Dulles with a pocket full of Swiss army knives and nobody - me or airport security - thought twice about it.
ITMFA - Incarcerate The Miserable Failures Already . . . . . F gwb - Deserves another first . . .
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
... JuliePatchouli said on 9/8/2006 @ 8:42 pm PT...
5 years ago Monday, I was on the 5th floor of an office building, next to SeaWorld Orlando, wondering if a plane was going to hit our building next.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
... JuliePatchouli said on 9/8/2006 @ 8:56 pm PT...
5 years ago Sunday (Sept 10th), I bought a last minute plane ticket departing from FL, with someone else's credit card, to attend a baby christening in NJ on Saturday --- departing the Friday after 9/11. Flights resumed on Friday at noon for my 2pm flight to Newark. International passengers were sleeping on cots and army cot cushions, their luggage all around them. They were stuck there for days.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
... KestrelBrighteyes said on 9/8/2006 @ 10:08 pm PT...
Five years ago today, all it took to impeach the President was a lie about having oral sex in the White House with a consenting member of the opposite sex.
5 years ago Monday I was listening to Howard Stern on the free airwaves. This was before the fascists started his Persecution in earnest. He gave the most unwavering informative, stern, serious, optimistic and brave broadcast on the Radio for days ! ! !
It was not the money it was the Man.
5 years ago, Everything I was taught about civics, the constitution, the bill of rights, economy, health, wealth and prosperity via government was in harmony.
5 years later, fucking everything was destroyed by electronics, electronic election frauds, abuse of digital datas, networks, network databases, corporate media, and electronics, allowing the corruption, greed, facism, bombs, radiation, and nasty wavelengths, outright lies to take it's place.
It's now an electronic sea of DEATH!!
FUCK YOU BUSH! FUCK YOU. YOU SHOULD BE IN A PRISION FOR BREAKING THE OATH OF OFFICE MOTHERFUCKERS!
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
... cromulant said on 9/9/2006 @ 2:14 am PT...
Five years ago, I lived in Birmingham. My son was barely one year old. My wife installed a satellite dish to get Japanese television so he could watch Japanese kids'shows in her native language. I woke up to find him playing in the living room pounding on some blocks and occasionally glancing at the tv where two buildings were shown emitting columns of black smoke. The vantage point of the camera was odd, and I could not tell where the buildings were, and of course the commentary was in Japanese. It wasn't breathless or urgent, but neither was it the usual run-on, back-and-forth of six or seven people that you hear so much on Japanese television. All I could tell was that the image looked strikingly similar to the early images at the Murrah Federal Building after Timothy McVeigh bombed it. I woke my wife up and asked her to look at the tv and tell me what was going on. She stumbled out of bed and went to the bathroom instead. When she finally arrived, she couldn't tell what they were talking about. I asked if she recognized the skyline? Was that in Tokyo or Hong Kong? Where was it? Where ever it was, it must be important because there haven't been any commercial breaks in the broadcast, and no cut-aways to anything else for 10 or 15 minutes. But where is it?
It never dawned on me to change channels. My wife did. She thought my son should watch a kids show, not a smoking test-pattern.
As she went to reach for the remote, a bug appeared in the lower right of the screen and it read "CNN". And then some gaijin came on and the scene quickly changed to groundlevel and he was talking fast. The Japanese announcer was talking over the image and the english language audio was very low, almost inaudible, but I knew it was American and could tell from the ground-shots the guy was on an American street.
At least 20 minutes had passed since I first saw the image of two smoking buildings. Finally, the Japanese went to talking-heads---3 or 4 people sitting around a large table brimming with flowers---typical staging for talk-television in Japan. My wife said they were talking about New York.
My son had moved on the playing with Thomas the Tank Engine. He never knew his world had changed forever.
Jimmy, politically "connected" bloggers don't want to link to issues that are likely to create controversy that could reduce their own credibility.
None of us are more important than any of us, or at least we will never know our own significance in the larger scope, while at the same time each of us does a vital job in spreading information and perspective.
I don't mind the liberal clique. They aren't against us, they just don't want to talk about some of these structural problems because they don't know how to address them. All they can think to do right now is get the Republicans out, and if they achieve that it might buy us some time.
Of course whether they can achieve that depends in large part on whether the elections are fixed.
And if the elections are fixed, then what?
So it's a kind of psychological denial regarding things that we don't perceive an ability to respond to in any intelligent and effective way.
If you try to find a logical solution which doesn't entail violence, you might not find one. If you endorse violent revolution you create a dictatorship anyhow. Catch-22.
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
... OUTRAGED! said on 9/9/2006 @ 7:02 am PT...
When wil the Bradbloggers be calling for the charges to be brought against the treasonous Plame leaker?
You all cared so much about this issue, now you dont care at all. What happened libs?
Tough being made fools up constantly I would imagine. Much easier just to ignore the truth and continue believing the lies. You have all Mastered that! Congrats!
Five years ago...the following video didn't exist:
Maybe ABC/Disney could run it to balance out the 'Path'...
Five years ago today, Valerie Plame was still a secret agent.
And you can knock off the bogus anger, "outraged" --- we have nothing to apologize for. Also be aware that even though you use an anonymous alias, I know exactly who you are, you racist scumbag.
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
... George said on 9/9/2006 @ 7:45 am PT...
Five years ago today, global warming could have been addressed in a meaningful way by the Bush Administration but wasn't.
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
... Floridiot said on 9/9/2006 @ 8:11 am PT...
WP says, "I know exactly who you are, you racist scumbag." who is it ? George "Macaca" Allen, Or the "Hot-blooded Cuban" Pervinator Arnie
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
... big dan said on 9/9/2006 @ 8:30 am PT...
Watch how reichwingers always say "SINCE" when talking about Bush & terrorism. "We haven't had an attack here SINCE 9/11." Limboob says it all the time. Didn't you know? Bush's presidency started on Sept. 12, 2001!!!!!!!!!! He wasn't the president who didn't keep 3,000 WTC people safe!!!!! That was "someone else", according to Limbaugh, Hannity, and O'Reilly, and all the reichwingers!
The fat drug-addict Limboob just said it this week on the radio, "...no attacks since 9/11, Bush is doing a great job." Yeah, he did a great job on 9/11/2001!!!
COMMENT #16 [Permalink]
... big dan said on 9/9/2006 @ 8:32 am PT...
SINCE SINCE SINCE
LOOK FOR THE WORD "SINCE".........
Bush wasn't president from 2000 to 9/11/2001, no one was, right???????????
COMMENT #17 [Permalink]
... Nana said on 9/9/2006 @ 8:32 am PT...
Five years ago I knew nothing. And I will carry that burden of shame to my grave. I'm embarrassed to say this,but, i really believed in our government to do their job, to do what was in my family's best interest, not theirs. After all, anyone that educated, being paid that much money, and being "elected", surely would do the job required to keep us safe. Don't laugh,but I thought a top priority was to negotiate with our enemies, use diplomacy, haggle, whatever it took, to keep peace.
So, I have a lot to learn, and I will, and I will fight them, just like I fight this disease that threatens my short term memory, my communication skills, on a daily basis.
COMMENT #18 [Permalink]
... plunger said on 9/9/2006 @ 8:33 am PT...
5 years ago tomorrow (September 10th), Donald Rumsfeld announced to the world that somehow, $2.3 trillion of your dollars had been "disappeared," unable to be accounted for by his new Comptroller, the Rabid Zionist, Dov Zakheim. September 11th quickly resulted in a change of subject regarding the disappearance of what was surely enough money to fund an entire Military Coup against the United States.
Five Years later, don't you think it's about time to investigate just how that money as spent?
US DOMESTIC GOVERNMENT SPONSORED TERROR AGAINST THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES.
Daschle: Congress Denied Bush War Powers AND DOMESTIC SPYING in U.S.
By Barton Gellman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, December 23, 2005; Page A04
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.
And then...a few weeks later...
W A S H I N G T O N, Nov. 1 A group of military scientists is feverishly examining the microscopic spores of anthrax sent to Sen. Tom Daschle for clues to a mystery that could have profound implications for the United States and its ongoing war on terror: Who made it?
REMEMBER THE ANTHRAX ATTACKS AGAINST CONGRESS AND THE MEDIA?
US DOMESTIC GOVERNMENT SPONSORED TERROR AGAINST THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES.
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Following Zakheim and Pentagon trillions to Israel and 9-11
Jul 31, 2006
Dov Zakheim and the 9/11 Conspiracy
Dov and the World Trade Center
Perhaps not coincidentally in May 2001, when Dov served at the Pentagon, it was an SPS (his firm's) subsidiary, Tridata Corporation, that oversaw the investigation of the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 1993. This would have given them intimate knowledge of the security systems and structural blueprints of the World Trade Center. From the '90s through 2001, WTC Security was handled by Securacom, a Kuwait-American firm, on whose board Marvin Bush, the president's brother, sat. After 9/11, Securacom was let go, changed its name to Stratosec, and was delisted from the Stock Exchange in 2002.
C O I N C I D E N C E ? ? ?
Rumsfeld Buries Admission of Missing 2+ Trillion Dollars in 9/10/01 Press Conference
On September 10, 2001, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld held a press conference to disclose that over $2,000,000,000,000 in Pentagon funds could not be accounted for. Rumsfeld stated: "According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions."
Such a disclosure normally would have sparked a huge scandal. However, the commencement of the attack on New York City and Washington in the morning would assure that the story remained buried. To the trillions already missing from the coffers, an obedient Congress terrorized by anthrax attacks would add billions more in appropriations to fight the "War on Terror."
The Comptroller of the Pentagon at the time of the attack was Dov Zakheim, who was appointed in May of 2001. Before becoming the Pentagon's money-manager, he was an executive at System Planning Corporation, a defense contractor specializing in electronic warfare technologies including remote-controlled aircraft systems. Zakheim is a member of the Project for a New American Century and participated in the creation of its 2000 position paper Rebuilding America's Defenses which called for "a New Pearl Harbor."
COMMENT #19 [Permalink]
... plunger said on 9/9/2006 @ 8:40 am PT...
Connecting The Dots - Zionists & 911
Saturday, July 08th, 2006 @ 13:53:43 MST
by Douglas Herman
"The war in Iraq was conceived by 25 neoconservatives, most of them Jewish, who are pushing President Bush to change the course of history."
-Ari Shavit Ha'aretz News Service (Israel) April 5, 2003
Masterful Plan Or Masterful Crime?
Zakheim owns the technology required to fly commercial aircraft into tall buildings without a pilot:
ZAKHIEM was also the Pentagon's Comptroller when Rumsfeld announced just one day prior to 9/11 that $2.3 Trillion had gone missing:
How does one hold a foreign passport---Israeli---while holding Top Secret US security clearances? Does anyone see a conflict of interests here?
The alleged Israeli art students?
THE official DEA report:
What about those dancing Israeli furniture movers?
What about those dancing Israeli furniture movers in Liberty State Park? They filmed the event from atop their white van, while celebrating the successful attack. Later, two other vans were stopped in key access points to Manhattan. The FBI kept these Israelis for weeks before eventually releasing them. In the horrific days following 9-11, other vans were stopped. Other Israelis were arrested. Dogs detected traces of explosives in the vans. If not for the vigilance of local law enforcement officers in several states (unlike the FBI), how many other targets in America would have been destroyed?
The US media actually performed quite well for 24 hours following the attack. Unbelievably, even Fox News.
Carl Cameron’s Report:
Periodicals like Popular Mechanics, edited by a cousin of US Homeland Security head, Michael Chertoff, mouthed the official (Zionist) version of events.
Israeli Company Provides U.S. Wiretaps
After enabling Israeli / Mossad wiretaps and blackmail of top US Officials including Dick Cheney...
COMVERSE CEO FLEES TO ISRAEL:
In late July, he wired $57 million to an account in Israel, according to court filings from the Justice Department. Millions more are believed to remain in his accounts in the United States, which prosecutors have asked to be frozen.
HOW DOES ONE GET AWAY WITH WIRING $57 MILLION TO ISRAEL AND FLEEING THE COUNTRY?
Today, in 2006, it is the in hardliners of the Likud, and ideological factions in Israel, like Bead Artzein,
and the [Rabbi] Kook faction - the “Greater Israel,” tradition within the Orthodox,
On 04 September 2001 a demonstration was held in Jerusalem to support of the Idea of the State Israel from the Nile to the Euphrates. It was organised by the movement Bead Artzein ("For the Homeland"), headed by rabbi and historian Avrom Shmulevic from Hebron. According to Shmulevic, "We shall have no peace as long as the whole territory of the Land of Israel will not return under Jewish control.... A stable peace will come only then, when Israel will return to itself all its historical lands, and will thus control both the Suez and the Ormudz channel.... We must remember that Iraqi oil fields too are located on the Jewish land."
In 1994, Daniel Pipes wrote: "No Israeli political party today (not even Meir Kahane's Kach) aspires to Israeli rule over all Eretz Yisrael." That is no longer true. Avrom Shmulevic's "Bead Artzein" aspires precisely to a Nile-to-Euphrates Israel--see for example
COMMENT #20 [Permalink]
... big dan said on 9/9/2006 @ 8:44 am PT...
Plunger, you are the "KING" of 9/11 info!
Lately, I've been thinking, looking back at some things that REALLY make me think it was an inside job:
Guiliani carting off all the evidence and Whitman saying it was safe for workers to clear out the mess, and 70% of them now have lung problems. What was the rush, at the cost of the health of the workers? The rush was to get rid of the evidence.
THEREFORE...I have no choice but to believe Guiliani knew something about it.
And the biggest thing of all, that hit me lately, is this.
Remember all Americans and the whole world said that the whole world were Americans? Everyone was on our side and had sympathy for us?
It struck me, and everyone, "Why would Bush 'squander' all that good will?" Remember everyone was asking that?
Well, the answer, staring us in the face, is that someone who was 'in on it' would only mysteriously/unexplainably, squander all that worldwide goodwill towards America.
Does that make sense to everyone? Did you ever think about that?
Everyone was asking, how Bush could squander all that good will.....that question faded away and was never answered. Time to think about it, like I have......an answer to that question that was never answered. It makes sense, that only someone 'in on it' would squander worldwide goodwill towards America.
COMMENT #21 [Permalink]
... OUTRAGED! said on 9/9/2006 @ 8:52 am PT...
Did you just call me a racist scumbag? I thought people were nice to people here. And you use that language?
Please tell me who I am, SINCE you seem to know. Ill wait for the response. I cant wait to hear this one.
COMMENT #22 [Permalink]
... big dan said on 9/9/2006 @ 8:53 am PT...
My point is...look at all of the Bush administrations actions after 9/11. ALL of their actions, were actions of those who would be 'in on it', there's no other explanation for their actions...attacking Iraq, clearing up the debris asap despite health hazards to workers, etc...etc...etc... The pattern is that of someone who was 'in on it', when you put it all together chronologically after 9/11.
Nana - Bravo! Keep up the good work . . . . . live & learn . . .
COMMENT #24 [Permalink]
... plunger said on 9/9/2006 @ 9:17 am PT...
That story about Halliburton acquiring the asbestos liabilities of Dresser Industries raises an interesting point...
Cheney KNEW that Dresser had the most massive liability issue on planet earth (he had to have known) yet decided to pay good money to bring Dresser's problems under Halliburton's tent.
This raises the question...who were the largest shareholders of Dresser - in need of a lifeboat to save their own personal bacon? Anyone named Bush? Anyone named Carlyle?
The deal went like this:
Cheney agrees for Halliburton to take on the Dresser asbestos liability.
It is determined that Bush and Cheney will be (s)elected, and that the PNAC plan will be implemented - using 9/11 as the essential pretext.
Ken Lay plays his role using his Enron smoke and mirrors tactics to create a faux energy crisis in California, causing the public to demand an energy-savvy administration be elected.
With the asbestos liability and other matters hanging in the balance, the election of 2000 simply had to be rigged in order for the plan to go in to effect.
Following the appointment of Bush and Cheney, the secret energy planning meeting established which oil companies would reap the rewards of the pending invasion of Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran.
The timing and the pretext were predetermined, and 9/11 was greenlighted for 9/11/2001. Cheney outsourced the implementation to Mossad, and ran the show from his bunker on D Day under the cover of preplanned drills simulating the exact attack that was proscribed, with NORAD as coconspirator. At least 50 administration officials and countless foreign agents were in on it.
Once the entire charade was concluded, the Administration generally, and Cheney specifically, had every reason in the world to blame Iraq.
The Afghanistan mission could not provide Halliburton with enough revenue to offset the massive asbestos liability claim. Iraq and Iran are essential wars in order to provide cover for the infusion of the billion of TAX DOLLARS necessary to both profit Halliburton for its actual work AND cover the massive asbestos liability claims.
Now you know why Halliburton was awarded the contracts without the need to bid for them. This was all prearranged.
NOTE: Private enterprise pushed its legal/financial obligations onto tax payers using war as the excuse.
The asbestos liability claims of Dresser Industries were ultimately paid by you and me, and our troops in the field, all to ensure that the investors in Dresser didn't take the multibillion dollar loss.
Just one piece of a very large chessboard.
Hang them for TREASON.
COMMENT #25 [Permalink]
... OUTRAGED! said on 9/9/2006 @ 9:18 am PT...
Im still waiting to hear your evidence that I am a racist scumbag. Im shocked none of you readers cre that you use such language.
Wheres the proof? You just accused someone of something horrible. Your readers should get proof. Its ony fair. So lay it on us!
OUTRAGED, indeed: LOL!
 My mother always told me "if you can't think of anything nice to say, don't say anything". That's why I used the term "racist scumbag". It was the nicest thing I could think of at the time.
 You should be more careful when sending email. You have accidentally sent me more than one message, apparently thinking I was somebody else. And you did it from your personal email account.
 You have also sent me email (apparently deliberately) with text nearly identical to the one comment that you keep posting on various threads here. On the blog, you sign "OUTRAGED" instead of your real name, but it's not too difficult for me to put two and two together, considering that you keep saying the same thing in both places.
 I will not repost the racist smears you sent me a month or so ago --- again from your personal email account --- when you were griping about my treatment of an entirely different issue. For one thing, I don't want to drag the level of discourse any lower. For another, I deleted your diatribe (even though I keep virtually all the email I ever get) for fear it would contaminate my computer --- or my entire office. But obviously I didn't forget about it.
 Speaking of "forget about it", that's my advice to you. You clearly have nothing of value to add to this discussion, and I refuse debase myself by discussing it further.
 Here's one more bit of free advice: when sending email, check the "TO" box closely before you hit "SEND".
COMMENT #27 [Permalink]
... plunger said on 9/9/2006 @ 12:18 pm PT...
CHAOS BY DESIGN:
Rumsfeld Forbade Planning For Postwar Iraq, General Says
Long before the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld forbade military strategists to develop plans for securing a postwar Iraq, the retiring commander of the Army Transportation Corps said.
Brig. Gen. Mark E. Scheid told the Newport News Daily Press in an interview published yesterday that Rumsfeld had said "he would fire the next person" who talked about the need for a postwar plan.
Scheid was a colonel with the U.S. Central Command, the unit that oversees military operations in the Middle East, in late 2001 when Rumsfeld "told us to get ready for Iraq."
"The secretary of defense continued to push on us . . . that everything we write in our plan has to be the idea that we are going to go in, we're going to take out the regime, and then we're going to leave," Scheid said. "We won't stay."
Planners continued to try "to write what was called Phase 4" --- plans that covered post-invasion operations such as security, stability and reconstruction, said Scheid, who is retiring in about three weeks, but "I remember the secretary of defense saying that he would fire the next person that said that."
Chaos By Design:
Where Iraq is concerned, the mission is precisely ON PLAN.
Bush is lying when he says that things have not turned out as he had hoped. His hope, and indeed the Neocon's Plan, was to create a Quagmire - to ensure Permanent Bases - PERIOD.
This is not a theory, this is a FACT.
THE PLAN WAS ALWAYS "OCCUPATION"...FOREVER.
The Plan also calls for depopulation.
They are ON PLAN.
They are happy that you believe that someone named Al Zarkawi actually exists.
They are happy that you believe that someone named Bin Laden actually exists.
They are happy that you believe that Muslims are the cause of all terror.
They are happy that you have not studied the tactics of False Flag Attacks and what their political purpose is.
They are happy that you are distracted (by design) to a new topic every day.
They are happy that you think this is all the result of incompetence and poor planning. This is precisely what Rove wants you to believe.
They have created a no win situation, with no way out...BY DESIGN!
You think they are incompetent and stupid because that is what they WANT YOU TO THINK.
We are in opposite world. LITERALLY NOTHING is as it appears.
Get your head around that and stop assuming that these people are anything less than pure evil.
It is a grand conspiracy. Admitting it is going to save you a whole lot of ranting and raving about how stupid and incompetent they are.
Bush is just the front man for a very well orchestrated plan to alter your sense of reality.
Remember this from Ron Suskind?
In the summer of 2002, after I had written an article in Esquire that the White House didn't like about Bush's former communications director, Karen Hughes, I had a meeting with a senior adviser to Bush. He expressed the White House's displeasure, and then he told me something that at the time I didn't fully comprehend - but which I now believe gets to the very heart of the Bush presidency.
The aide said that guys like me were "in what we call the reality-based community," which he defined as people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. "That's not the way the world really works anymore," he continued. "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality - judiciously, as you will - we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."
DID YOU THINK HE WAS KIDDING?
COMMENT #28 [Permalink]
... Chris Hooten said on 9/9/2006 @ 12:40 pm PT...
#Listen, outraged!, you dickhead, we all know that the leak ultimately orginated with Cheney and Rove. Only an idiot would think otherwise. Now that they have finally concocted a story does not impress me. If they weren't covering it up, than they would have gotten straight to the source of the leak. It would have been a very short investigation. The administration obstructed every f*cking thing that the investigators tried to do.
Your sarcastic and condescending questions say everything I need to know about you, that is, that you are a dickhead who has to gloat to feel better about yourself.
COMMENT #29 [Permalink]
... Chris Hooten said on 9/9/2006 @ 12:58 pm PT...
Five years ago I was wondering just how bad of a president Bush would be. I must say that he exceeded all my expectations.
COMMENT #30 [Permalink]
... Truth Seeker said on 9/9/2006 @ 1:10 pm PT...
Five years ago I expected the POTUS to be truthful.
COMMENT #31 [Permalink]
... big dan said on 9/9/2006 @ 1:13 pm PT...
Plunger, I think we DO know what's going on, that it's by design. The government is stolen, along with democracy. I'm really angry with the people who have much more time and means to do something about it. Like Democrats, for one. Which makes me suspect the entire government is just a lost cause. Too many politicians are no good, in both parties.
I have an interesting question for you, Plunger: Do the Democrats know all of this? If so, why aren't they doing/saying anything?
COMMENT #32 [Permalink]
... big dan said on 9/9/2006 @ 1:48 pm PT...
COMMENT #33 [Permalink]
... Truth Seeker said on 9/9/2006 @ 2:01 pm PT...
... or "My Pet Goat" or "swift boat" or Valerie Plame or Patrick Fitzgerald or Scooter Libby or Clint Curtis or Paul Hackett or Bradblog or rawstory or crooksandliars or firedoglake or truthout or afterdowningstreet or Huffingtonpost or Wayne Madsen or Air American Radio or Randi Rhodes or Mike Malloy or Sam Seder or Thom Hartmann or Johnny Wendell or Dr. Firpo Carr or Ed Shultz or Stephanie Miller or Jim Ward or Tom Oliphant or Norm Ornstein or Christy Harvey or Joe Conason or Norman Goldman or Countdown or Sean Hannity or Alan Colmes or Tucker Carlson or Joe Scarborough or Jack Abramoff or Thomas Noe or Ken Blackwell or ...
COMMENT #34 [Permalink]
... Chris Hooten said on 9/9/2006 @ 2:26 pm PT...
#33 Truth Seeker
Am I missing something? Just wondering. What is that related to?
COMMENT #35 [Permalink]
... Chris Hooten said on 9/9/2006 @ 2:30 pm PT...
Five years ago today, no citizens in their right minds would have supported warrantless unchecked electronic and other surveilance on Americans.
Chris I think Truth Seeker was continuing the list of things you had never even heard of ...
Five years ago today, you had never heard of PNAC
COMMENT #37 [Permalink]
... Larry Bergan said on 9/9/2006 @ 2:32 pm PT...
Plunger brings up the fact that Rumsfeld admitted the pentagon couldn't account for 2.3 trillion dollars.
Last week Tim Russert showed a pie chart showing that slightly over one half the budget in America goes for entitlements like Social Security. The ENTIRE budget was something like 2.7 Trillion. Let's see now. Didn't Eisenhower say to keep an eye on the MILITARY. Could we go over that pie chart again Russert! How much of the budget goes to NBC!
Five years ago the truth counted for something. That's why Clinton had at least a 68% approval rating at the time of his phony impeachment!
Five years ago, the American people weren't seen as the most stupid society on earth!
Seven years ago, the polls and elections weren't being hacked!
COMMENT #38 [Permalink]
... Larry Bergan said on 9/9/2006 @ 2:35 pm PT...
Not everything is worse.
Five years ago, BradBlog didn't exist!
COMMENT #39 [Permalink]
... Truth Seeker said on 9/9/2006 @ 2:44 pm PT...
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COMMENT #40 [Permalink]
... OUTRAGED! said on 9/9/2006 @ 3:19 pm PT...
Dear Winter Patriot.
YOU ARE WRONG!
I never sent you a single thing to your private email. I have never sent you an email period. I have no idea who you are talking about.
You owe me an apology. Im not that person and Im not a racist. I DEMAND AN APOLOGY FROM BRAGBLOG.
Whats more interesting is having first hand knowledge of your completely failed Login train. Like all the bogus theories you have, this one is just flat out wrong. Because again, the bottom line is Im not the person who sent you emails. It is very easy to translate this complete falsehood, onto all your blogs.
I will await your apology. Seriously. I not whoever sent you emails. Unreal.
WP- YOU ARE WRONG. APOLOGIZE TO ME FOR THE RACIST REMARK. If you cant, its because you have no charactor. Show all your readers how much charactor you have.
OUTRAGED is WOWOW.... I have no personal knowledge of the racism thing, but I know this person likes to make nasty remarks, and, now, change screen names. Not done OUTRAGED WOWOW.... and how many more screen names and ugly statements am I going to have to encounter before I'm done checking?
COMMENT #42 [Permalink]
... Chris Hooten said on 9/9/2006 @ 3:44 pm PT...
Are you telling the truth, outraged? Not that I care, because WP has proven himself to be of huge value to this blog. Do you really think *you* started off by being nice? What a crybaby.
OUTRAGED IS NOT TELLING THE TRUTH.
Same guy making all KINDS of awful and racist statements under a bunch of different names. BLACKLISTED now.
COMMENT #44 [Permalink]
... Chris Hooten said on 9/9/2006 @ 3:52 pm PT...
"BRAGBLOG" == "BRADBLOG"
"whats more..." == "what's more..."
"I not whoever..." == "I am not whoever..."
"charactor" == "character"
Are all beautifully crafted comments that clearly show how much you care.
And what is a "completely failed login train?"
I make errors, but wow, you really pack them in there. Thanks.
Last time I checked, I could login just fine ... but thanks for your concern!
The abc propaganda sychoPath on 9/11 is a Fucking gop LIE!
Tell abc to TELL THE TRUTH & what they do with themselves . . .
COMMENT #47 [Permalink]
... plunger said on 9/9/2006 @ 7:06 pm PT...
"I have an interesting question for you, Plunger: Do the Democrats know all of this? If so, why aren't they doing/saying anything?"
They seem to value life over liberty.
Remember "Give me liberty or give me death?"
None of these cowards can fathom how bad it's going to be. They can't even begin to relate to "give me liberty or give me death."
They've seen how the power elite kill people who cross them.
For those who dare to speak out against this illegal administration, Michael Chertoff has something in store for you…
DID MICHAEL CHERTOFF PERSONALLY ORDER THE ATTACK BY DHS ON AN INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST?
Was Homeland Security Behind Attack On 911 Investigative Journalist Bollyn?
Christopher Bollyn | September 1 2006
The "undercover tactical unit" involved in the assault and TASERing of a 9/11 investigative journalist at his Chicago-area home was most likely an operation ordered by the Department of Homeland Security, according to a former high-ranking police official.
Since the bizarre and brutal attack against me by three heavily-armed agents at my family home in Hoffman Estates , Illinois , a number of people have commented on the seemingly odd use of an "undercover tactical unit" to respond to a non-emergency 911 call.
Some of the most insightful comments have come from a former senior police official from Illinois , who spoke to a source close to AFP. The former police chief was familiar with the details of the incident when he made his comments.
In the opinion of the former police chief, the operation appears to have been ordered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), under the leadership of the Israeli-American dual national Michael Chertoff. Chertoff, who has been the subject of several of my articles about 9/11 and the failure of his department to respond to Hurricane Katrina, is the son of Livia Eisen, one of the first agents of Israel's military intelligence agency, the Mossad.
BOLLYN'S ACCOUNT OF THE ATTACK:
BOLLYN'S ARTICLES ABOUT CHERTOFF AND MOSSAD:
CHERTOFF DOES NOT WORK FOR YOU.
WHY IS HE ATTACKING JOURNALISTS WHO SEEK THE TRUTH OF 9/11?
COMMENT #48 [Permalink]
... big dan said on 9/10/2006 @ 1:31 am PT...
Dear outraged: WP HAS SHOWN US ALL, how much character he has, many many times...no need to show us. I don't like the "we" stuff, don't include me in "show your readers....blah blah blah"...
I'd like to point out, that CBS pulled the Reagan mini-series due to reichwing pressure. ABC stopped the distribution of Michael Moore's Farenheit 9/11 and he had to get another deal with someone else (remember that?), and now ABC is going to air reichwing propoganda about 9/11 (but cancelled Moore's distribution).
Does anyone, by now, think the corporate-controlled mainstream media is not blatantly GOP/neo-con biased and bought out?
Do it NOW! Chuck cable, get DISH and watch 9410 LINK-TV and 9415 FSTV for Democracy NOW!, INN Report, Liberty News. Subscribe to American Free Press newspaper. Donate to Brad Blog, Raw Story, LINK-TV, and FSTV. Surround yourself with the truth, get rid of the corporate media bullshit, and ban Disney, too, for being blatantly pro-rightwing by airing this 9/11 bullshit, but on the other hand stopping distribution of Moore's Farenheit 9/11.
Do it now...there are alternatives...it's a start to surrounding yourself and your family (spouse and children) with the truth.
COMMENT #49 [Permalink]
... newjesustimes said on 9/10/2006 @ 9:08 am PT...
Five years ago today, steel skyscrapers had never crumbled without explosives.
Five years ago today, the laws of physics were respected.
Five years ago tomorrow, people believed that a passenger airliner hit the Pentagon:
How about today?
5 years ago today...
THANKS Plunger for all your hard work.
COMMENT #52 [Permalink]
... oldturk said on 9/10/2006 @ 11:32 am PT...
Plunger (C) # 47
There is a blog rule here,..
You make an allegation,..
You back up these allegation with a link - to support that allegation,..
Your links - my eyes are blood-shot.
These links - how does he keep track of them ?
Must have a big ass Cray Computer System, or a real good memory.
Thank-You for pulling all the information/links/evidence together that reminds us how corrupt and incompetent this bu$$hco administration is. The closer we get to the November election,.. the more important it is to keep this information available to share and disseminate to the bu$$h,.. cheney,.. rove,.. and fascist neo-con cheerleaders.
COMMENT #53 [Permalink]
... Ancient said on 9/10/2006 @ 1:25 pm PT...
Five years ago today I didn't know the real axis of evil was.......Israel, US, and England. Excellent work Plunger! Your posts make the most sense of any thing I've read to date.
COMMENT #54 [Permalink]
... Joan said on 9/10/2006 @ 4:01 pm PT...
Outraged, you're tiresome. Get over yourself, honey.
COMMENT #55 [Permalink]
... Laura said on 9/10/2006 @ 6:27 pm PT...
Five years ago I had trust in my government, that they were doing the right thing for us. Five years ago I didn't know how important the internet was going to be in my life, to finding the truth. I didn't know how much I really loved my country and brothers and sisters all across the world. I didn't realize how the news and information from the msm was total spin and lies. Five years ago I wasn't very interested in how the world turned. Five years ago I didn't realize how selfish and self absorbed (I) we had become thru rampant consumerism. I didn't realize how big corporations were building our addictions to TV and runaway credit gouging to lead us into lives of slavery. Wow, how I have awoken to the lies, corruption, and just plain evil that exists in this world and our government who as far as I'm concerned are the biggest TERRORISTS there are. Best of all now I realize how passionate I am about honesty and integrity in my every day life! I hope I have learned and become a better person by opening me eyes and learning all that I can about the truth about just what the hell is going on and try to wake others up to it!
COMMENT #56 [Permalink]
... Laura said on 9/10/2006 @ 6:38 pm PT...
Five years ago I didn't know any of you and how important you would become to my sanity. Thanks Brad for all you do to keep this place running when you're here and when your not, by leaving it in such capable hands as those you have. This is the place I NEED to come to every day to vent my anger, to laugh to cry and to just connect with some of the most awesome people I have never met that I consider Friends,and how lucky I feel to have found and become part of this community!
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