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'Recount' 2016 or 'Recount' 2000? Team Trump Files to Stop WI, MI, PA Counts: 'BradCast' 12/2/16
As PA margin plummets, Stein asks: 'Why is Trump afraid of these recounts?'...
Hand, Machine 'Recounts' Begin in WI, Trump Blocks MI Count: 'BradCast' 12/1/16
Also: Brain-addled Trump voters buy his 'voter fraud' lie, even as he hires an actual voter fraud criminal as a top WH NatSec adviser...
'Green News Report' 12/1/16
  w/ Brad & Desi
Deadly drought-fueled fires in TN; Canada approves tar sands pipelines; 100M dead trees in CA drought; Toxic algae blooms in West again; PLUS: WA scientists turn CO2 to stone...
Previous GNRs: 11/29/16 - 11/22/16 - Archives...
Countdown to 'Recounts': Stein Files in MI, More Barriers in WI: 'BradCast' 11/30/16
Computer scientists and voting systems expert plead for hand-counts; Fees increased; Callers ring in with questions...
Impossible 'Recount' Laws in PA; New Barriers in WI: 'BradCast' 11/29/16
VotePA's Marybeth Kuznik on insane 'recount' laws and 100% unverifiable voting systems in PA; Also: What good are paper ballots if nobody can afford to actually count them?...
'Green News Report' 11/29/16
  w/ Brad & Desi
Eviction notice for ND pipeline protesters; 3 oil refinery fires in 2 days; Drought emergency in Bolivia; Coral die-off in Great Barrier Reef; PLUS: Judge: Kids can sue over climate...
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Overseeing Results in WI, MI, PA Before 'Recounts' Begin: 'BradCast' 11/28/16
Guest: Author, election fraud investigator Richard Hayes Phillips on concerns about reported voter turnout in WI and much more...
Sunday Leftover Turkey Toons
The nation's political cartoonists are talking turkey (and more) in PDiddie's latest collection of the week's best toons...
Stein 'Recount' Effort Raises Millions: 'BradCast' 11/25/16
Guest host Angie Coiro on why the Presidential recount/audit battle in WI, MI, PA matters well beyond 2016. She also speaks with guest Leland Faust and much more...
'Why Would Anyone Be Against Counting Votes?': 'BradCast' 11/23/16
An exclusive interview with the Green Party Presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein on filing for 'recounts' and forensic audits in WI, MI, PA...
BREAKING: Stein to Seek Hand 'Recounts' in WI, MI, PA
Green Party candidate to ask for hand counts, forensic tabulator audits of voting systems in three states. Stein appears LIVE on The BradCast to discuss it...
Will the Presidential Election Be 'Recounted' in WI, PA, MI?: 'BradCast' 11/22/16
Should it be? Alternet's Steve Rosenfeld and Brad on anomalies and concerns that have experts calling for handcounts, forensic audits...
'Green News Report' 11/22/16
ND uses water cannons, tear gas on pipeline protesters; Canada to phase out coal by 2030; Record low sea ice, 'freakishly warm' Arctic; PLUS: Obama nixes oil leases...
Trump Cashing In as U.S. Media Still Checking Out: 'BradCast' 11/21/16
Guest: Media Matters' Eric Boehlert. Plus: Still trying to oversee election results; Police attack pipeline protesters in ND; Arctic is burning up...
Sunday Toons in the Aftermath Moment
'PDiddie' and the political cartoonists are struggling to make sense of it all in this week's collection of the week's best toons...
Stealing the Supreme Court(s): 'BradCast' 11/18/16
Guest: David Dayen on blocking the GOP SCOTUS theft. Also: Trump pays off his fraud victims, names more racist appointees, NC Repubs plot to steal state's high court...
Exit Polls 'Wrong' Again: 'BradCast' 11/17/16
Or were they? Election expert Jonathon Simon asks 'What would Trump do' if it happened to him not Clinton? Also: Fake AND real news outlets undermining democracy...
'Green News Report' 11/17/16
Sanders' new idea to block Dakota Access; McConnell: coal unlikely to return; Mercury contamination down; PLUS: Climate negotiators v. Trump...
Were Vote Tabulation Systems Rigged for Trump?: 'BradCast' 11/16/16
What we know, don't and why we don't. ALSO: NC GOP wants 'recount' after vote tabulators fail in Guv race...
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VA GOP VOTER REG FRAUDSTER OFF HOOK
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Criminal GOP Voter Registration Fraud Probe Expanding in VA
State investigators widening criminal probe of man arrested destroying registration forms, said now looking at violations of law by Nathan Sproul's RNC-hired firm...

DOJ PROBE SOUGHT AFTER VA ARREST
Arrest of RNC/Sproul man caught destroying registration forms brings official calls for wider criminal probe from compromised VA AG Cuccinelli and U.S. AG Holder...

Arrest in VA: GOP Voter Reg Scandal Widens
'RNC official' charged on 13 counts, for allegely trashing voter registration forms in a dumpster, worked for Romney consultant, 'fired' GOP operative Nathan Sproul...

ALL TOGETHER: ROVE, SPROUL, KOCHS, RNC
His Super-PAC, his voter registration (fraud) firm & their 'Americans for Prosperity' are all based out of same top RNC legal office in Virginia...

LATimes: RNC's 'Fired' Sproul Working for Repubs in 'as Many as 30 States'
So much for the RNC's 'zero tolerance' policy, as discredited Republican registration fraud operative still hiring for dozens of GOP 'Get Out The Vote' campaigns...

'Fired' Sproul Group 'Cloned', Still Working for Republicans in At Least 10 States
The other companies of Romney's GOP operative Nathan Sproul, at center of Voter Registration Fraud Scandal, still at it; Congressional Dems seek answers...

FINALLY: FOX ON GOP REG FRAUD SCANDAL
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COLORADO FOLLOWS FLORIDA WITH GOP CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
Repub Sec. of State Gessler ignores expanding GOP Voter Registration Fraud Scandal, rants about evidence-free 'Dem Voter Fraud' at Tea Party event...

CRIMINAL PROBE LAUNCHED INTO GOP VOTER REGISTRATION FRAUD SCANDAL IN FL
FL Dept. of Law Enforcement confirms 'enough evidence to warrant full-blown investigation'; Election officials told fraudulent forms 'may become evidence in court'...

Brad Breaks PA Photo ID & GOP Registration Fraud Scandal News on Hartmann TV
Another visit on Thom Hartmann's Big Picture with new news on several developing Election Integrity stories...

CAUGHT ON TAPE: COORDINATED NATIONWIDE GOP VOTER REG SCAM
The GOP Voter Registration Fraud Scandal reveals insidious nationwide registration scheme to keep Obama supporters from even registering to vote...

CRIMINAL ELECTION FRAUD COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST GOP 'FRAUD' FIRM
Scandal spreads to 11 FL counties, other states; RNC, Romney try to contain damage, split from GOP operative...

RICK SCOTT GETS ROLLED IN GOP REGISTRATION FRAUD SCANDAL
Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) sends blistering letter to Gov. Rick Scott (R) demanding bi-partisan reg fraud probe in FL; Slams 'shocking and hypocritical' silence, lack of action...

VIDEO: Brad Breaks GOP Reg Fraud Scandal on Hartmann TV
Breaking coverage as the RNC fires their Romney-tied voter registration firm, Strategic Allied Consulting...

RNC FIRES NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION FIRM FOR FRAUD
After FL & NC GOP fire Romney-tied group, RNC does same; Dead people found reg'd as new voters; RNC paid firm over $3m over 2 months in 5 battleground states...

EXCLUSIVE: Intvw w/ FL Official Who First Discovered GOP Reg Fraud
After fraudulent registration forms from Romney-tied GOP firm found in Palm Beach, Election Supe says state's 'fraud'-obsessed top election official failed to return call...

GOP REGISTRATION FRAUD FOUND IN FL
State GOP fires Romney-tied registration firm after fraudulent forms found in Palm Beach; Firm hired 'at request of RNC' in FL, NC, VA, NV & CO...
The Secret Koch Brothers Tapes...

HEART SURGEON RENOUNCES SCIENCE FOR VOTES
BACKS 'INTELLIGENT DESIGN' IN CLASSROOMS
By Jaime on 8/19/2005 4:29pm PT  

Guest blogged by jaime

Cat Killer. Flip-Flopper. Transparent panderer.
And now... convenient Creationist

Congratulations, Senator Frist...You're an A-1 jack-ass!




Prayer vigil scheduled for this afteroon
By David Edwards on 8/19/2005 12:34pm PT  

Guest blogged by David Edwards

Brad is on the way to Camp Casey in Crawford to amplify the voices of the anti-war movement and provide us with extended daily broadcasts of The BRAD SHOW. We need your donations to make this mission successful so, please, take a moment and donate what you can.

In the meantime, there is more news coming out of Crawford than we can keep up with. Cindy has had to return to California to tend to her mother who had a stroke. The protestors have vowed to increase their numbers and continue calling for President Bush to answer Cindy's questions.

Protestors marched to the Bush 1600 acre palatial estate ranch to deliver letters to the First Lady. Emily Sharpe of Crawford Update reports...

This afternoon, over 100 of us marched three miles from Camp Casey to the gate of President Bush's ranch in 90 degree heat, all to deliver hundreds of letters written by women to Laura Bush. Our marching group ranged from infants to octogenarians, and was led by some really gutsy moms.

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As we walked along singing "This Land is Our Land" and "God Bless America," we couldn't fathom that we were about to do what no one had done before: march up the entrance of the President's ranch, special delivery in hand, without shots being fired. But we definitely did not expect what was there waiting for us... emerging from behind the beefy Secret Service agents was a Bush staffer ready to personally accept our letters to the First Lady!

(Be sure to click the following link to view all of the Camp Casey updates!)

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And The Readers Are Loving It!
All On The Editorial Page, Of Course --- But We'll Take It Anyway
By Winter Patriot on 8/19/2005 12:15pm PT  

Guest blogged by Winter Patriot

Regular readers of this space will recall that The BRAD BLOG is not a big fan of way the New York Times "covers" the news. But regular readers also know that we do our best to be fair, and to give credit where it's due. Therefore it behooves me to point out three excellent columns in recent editions of the NYT, and to report that two of them are at the top of the NYT's list of "most e-mailed stories".

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Columnist Asks: 'Will you look her in the eye?'
Good question, Bob!
By Winter Patriot on 8/19/2005 8:43am PT  

Guest blogged by Winter Patriot

Sometimes this job is too easy. What to read? What to post? Some of these questions answer themselves. For instance, if it's Friday morning, then it must be time to visit Common Wonders and have a look at Bob Koehler's newest column. It starts this way:

My guess is that the Army's new $350 million recruitment-ad blitz targeting parents will not feature any footage of Cindy Sheehan camped in a ditch five miles outside of Crawford, Texas, waiting patiently for the vacationing president to talk to her.

Nor, I suspect, will “Arlington West,” the makeshift cemetery containing more than 1,800 crosses spread out along the road to the Bush ranch, be part of the slick, insidious hype the Leo Burnett agency is hoping will soften the fearful grip American parents have on their teenagers these days, only one in four of whom wants his or her kid to enlist.

Slick and insidious is right, Bob. Slick like oil on the water. And "insidious" is a perfect word to describe the practice of spending $350 million of our money to lure our kids into a raging man-made disaster. Well, maybe there are some other words. And maybe it's not even our money. It's our kids' money, or our grandkids. Some day the bill for all this insanity is going to come due. And even if the current crop of White House madmen are not around to pay it, somebody is going to have to pay. Guess who? Who always pays? But I digress.

The entire column is worth a read --- as always --- one passage is worthy of particular attention. Koehler quotes the famous line, "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori", as many writers have done in the past. Refreshingly, rather than assuming that all readers know what it means and where it comes from, he provides not only a translation but also a context.

In one commercial, for instance, a boy clinches a conversation with his skeptical mom about enlisting so he can have a way to pay for college by saying, “And besides, it's time for me to be a man.”

What brilliant (and shameless) manipulation of human psychology — as though the Army's raison d'etre is the personal growth of young people. Yes, boys have to grow into men, and rites of passage are crucial for this, but the admen and the Army are hawking a cynical lie. Almost 90 years ago, poet Wilfred Owen, who died in World War I, captured the essence of that lie in his extraordinary poem “Dulce et Decorum Est.” (The last line, translated from the Latin, means, “It is sweet and fitting to die for one's country.”)

“If you could hear,” Owen writes, describing the death of a fellow soldier in a gas attack, “at every jolt, the blood

Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues, —
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.”

Thanks again to Bob Koehler, whose care-packages of truth and sanity are always welcome after another week of craziness and vicious lies. Here's the permanent link to this week's column: Hiding from Cindy: The world is watching, George — will you look her in the eye?.




The Mysteries of 9/11 Run Deep
By Joseph Cannon on 8/19/2005 8:04am PT  

Guest blogged by Joseph Cannon

You have probably never heard of Makram Chams. It's time you met him.

Actually, you can't physically meet him --- he disappeared on September 11, 2001. I bring him to your attention for two reasons:

1. He knew, and apparently aided, Mohammed Atta and the other 9/11 terrorists.

2. He owned a casino ship in Florida.

Yes, a casino ship --- just like the SunCruz ships owned by Jack Abramoff, the recently-indicted Republican money-man and wheeler-dealer. According to Associated Press, the terrorists took a mysterious trip on a SunCruz ship on September 5, 2001. And that trip is of great interest for three reasons:

1. SunCruz ships were under investigation for involvement in money laundering and other unsavory activities.

2. Al Qaeda operatives made a number of mysterious casino jaunts in that era; few believe that they were hard-core gamblers.

3. Al Qaeda was funded by drug money. Drug money must needs be laundered. Casinos have been known to be used for that purpose. Casino ships are unregulated.

Perhaps we should tentatively add a fourth reason for concern: Intelligence agents who had identified Atta in the United States and who knew of his ties to Osama Bin Laden were told to steer clear of him. They literally covered up his picture on their charts of Al Qaeda agents. (See my latest piece on Able Danger.)

So with that background in mind, let's learn more about the mysterious Makram Chams (whose first name is sometimes transliterated as Meekram).

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Behind-The-Scenes Story of 9/11 Hijacker Continues To Seep Out
And The 'Rolling Cannonfire Revue' Continues...
By Joseph Cannon on 8/18/2005 11:21pm PT  

Guest blogged by Joseph Cannon

I just received a note from someone with special understanding of the Able Danger sitch. (Suddenly, everyone on the net has only one or two degrees of separation from Tony Shaffer.) The correspondent asked not to be quoted or identified, so I'll speak only in very general terms.

Basically, you'll receive much the same info if you go to Intel Dump, which relays a message from Shaffer himself.

The bottom line: The identification of Atta was squelched by SOCOM lawyers. As Shaffer tells it:

First - yes - The lawyers involved in this (and similar projects) did interpret the 9-11 terrorists as "US persons" - so while you can second guess them all you want - but that was their "legal" call as wrong as it was and is. Unfortunately, the chain of command at SOCOM went along with them (and this, I expect, will be a topic that will become more clear in the near future).

And lawyers of the era also felt that any intelligence officer viewing open internet information for the purpose of intelligence collection automatically required that any "open source" information obtained be treated as if it was "intelligence information"...does this sound like idiocy to you? It did to me - and we fought it - and I was in meetings at the OSD level, with OSD lawyers, that debated this - and I even briefed the DCI George Tenet on this issue relating to an internet project.

And yes, Virginia - we tried to tell the lawyers that since the data identified Atta and the others as linked to Al Qaeda, we should be able to collect on them based on SecState Albright's declaration of Al Qaeda as transnational terrorist threat to the US...well the lawyers did not agree...go figure...so we could not collect on them - and for political reasons - could not pass them to the FBI...I know because I brokered three meetings between the FBI and SOCOM to allow SOCOM to pass the information to the FBI. And, sadly, SOCOM cancelled them every time...

Do I buy this? Well...

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By David Edwards on 8/18/2005 6:58pm PT  
Guest blogged by David Edwards

On Wednesday night, supporters gathered in 50 states at over 1600 vigils. Moveon.org says this was the largest event that they've ever helped to organize.

A photo slide show has been created with some of the best vigil photos from across the nation.

Read comments from people who attended the vigils.

"Our candlelight vigil at Camp Casey was beautiful. There were hundreds of people here and we are hearing that hundreds of people were involved in vigils around the country. We at Camp Casey are so amazed and gratified that there were almost 1700 vigils around the country.”

-Cindy Sheehan, Crawford, Texas

MoveOn has also created an interactive national map of all the vigils.




Is Cindy Sheehan A Puppet Of The Radical Left?
Scott Galindez Has Been Watching
By Winter Patriot on 8/18/2005 5:57pm PT  

Guest blogged by Winter Patriot

Who are you gonna believe? A reporter who has been reporting from the scene --- live on the ground at Camp Casey --- or a bunch of talking heads who haven't been anywhere near any of it? A short new column by Scott Galindez, published on the truthout.org website today, puts the question in a good clear perspective --- in fact it's so short, and so good, that it's probably worth quoting in its entirety.

As I flip my television from network to network, they sound like a broken record when they talk about Cindy Sheehan. They all seem to claim that she is a puppet of the left, the anti-war movement etc...

I am in Crawford and am spending a lot of time near Cindy. I promise you that Cindy is not the puppet in Crawford, but the puppet master. There is a media team working on her scheduling, but they are not telling her what to say.

The allegations that the left is exploiting Cindy couldn't be further from the truth. I see millions of people following Cindy, not the other way around. I got an e-mail from Cindy that she was going to go to Crawford, not from MoveOn.

The real question here is who is behind these allegations? Who are the real puppets here?

The corporate media are the ones reporting the same false claims, so it appears to me that they are the ones being controlled. Who is the puppet master? Is it Karl Rove? The RNC?

It's obvious that the media are speaking from the same script because while they accuse the left of exploiting Cindy, they present no evidence to back up their claims.

I have been at the Peace House during her breaks; she is not being ushered off to be coached, she is resting when away from the camp. She does meet with the family members and vets to discuss the message of Camp Casey, but that is how you build community and Camp Casey is a community.

I have not seen any professional handlers in Crawford. I have seen some excellent organizers putting together events after Cindy, the vets and other military families set the agenda.

So NBC, FOX, CBS, etc... Who is writing your script? Who is pulling your strings?

I don't expect the mainstream news anchors to answer Scott's questions anytime soon ... at least not in so many words. But if you watch them closely you can see that they do answer these questions --- very clearly, every day!

UPDATE: Cindy Sheehan has received some bad news today. As reported by Scott Galindez,

We have just learned that Cindy's mom has had a stroke. Cindy will be leaving the camp to be at her mother's side. Camp Casey will continue on until Cindy's return.

Now we see who pulls Cindy Sheehan's strings! It's her mother.

Best wishes to Cindy Sheehan, and her mother, and their family, and their many friends and supporters.




How Did We Fall Through The Looking-Glass?
By Winter Patriot on 8/18/2005 5:15pm PT  

Guest blogged by Winter Patriot

Recently, in a few different contexts, people have mentioned a new study by Dr. Dennis Loo which proves once again that the 2004 Presidential election was stolen. BRAD BLOG reader and frequent commentor, VDRES, pointed out an article about it here, in fact. So you may have read it already. But I suspect you probably haven't. And that's too bad, because you should.

The introduction reads as if it were intended for The Whispering Campaign:

In order to believe that George Bush won the November 2, 2004 presidential election, you must also believe all of the following extremely improbable or outright impossible things.

1) A big turnout and a highly energized and motivated electorate favored the GOP instead of the Democrats for the first time in history.

2) Even though first-time voters, lapsed voters (those who didn�t vote in 2000), and undecideds went for John Kerry by big margins, and Bush lost people who voted for him in the cliffhanger 2000 election, Bush still received a 3.5 million vote surplus nationally.

3) The fact that Bush far exceeded the 85% of registered Florida Republicans� votes that he got in 2000, receiving in 2004 more than 100% of the registered Republican votes in 47 out of 67 Florida counties, 200% of registered Republicans in 15 counties, and over 300% of registered Republicans in 4 counties, merely shows Floridians� enthusiasm for Bush. He managed to do this despite the fact that his share of the crossover votes by registered Democrats in Florida did not increase over 2000 and he lost ground among registered Independents, dropping 15 points.

4) Florida�s reporting of more presidential votes (7.59 million) than actual number of people who voted (7.35 million), a surplus of 237,522 votes, does not indicate fraud.

5) The fact that Bush got more votes than registered voters, and the fact that by stark contrast participation rates in many Democratic strongholds in Ohio and Florida fell to as low as 8%, do not indicate a rigged election.

6) Bush won re-election despite approval ratings below 50% - the first time in history this has happened. Truman has been cited as having also done this, but Truman�s polling numbers were trailing so much behind his challenger, Thomas Dewey, pollsters stopped surveying two months before the 1948 elections, thus missing the late surge of support for Truman. Unlike Truman, Bush�s support was clearly eroding on the eve of the election.

7) Harris' last-minute polling indicating a Kerry victory was wrong (even though Harris was exactly on the mark in their 2000 election final poll).

8) The �challenger rule� - an incumbent�s final results won�t be better than his final polling - was wrong.

9) On election day the early-day voters picked up by early exit polls (showing Kerry with a wide lead) were heavily Democratic instead of the traditional pattern of early voters being mainly Republican.

10) The fact that Bush �won� Ohio by 51-48%, but this was not matched by the court-supervised hand count of the 147,400 absentee and provisional ballots in which Kerry received 54.46% of the vote doesn�t cast any suspicion upon the official tally.

The list goes on...

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ACVR, traitors to American democracy, have cover blown by newly published articles
By David Edwards on 8/18/2005 3:15pm PT  

Guest blogged by David Edwards

As our readers know, The BRAD BLOG has been a leading source for investigations and reports into the nefarious (and possibly illegal) actions of high-level GOP Operatives that have established a tax-exempt, 503(c)(3) organization called the American Center for Voting Rights (ACVR). The group, since its creation, has released false and misleading information intended to advance GOP plans to disenfranchise millions of voters via legislation calling for national voter registration databases and a demand for photo IDs at the polls.

Increasingly, the mainstream corporate media and independent media sources have caught on to the "dirty tricks" being used by these GOP operatives though the cynically named ACVR.

We were pleased to see a recent article, penned by Dimitri Vassilaros, in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review titled: 'Study' is political fraud. Vassilaros writes:

The supposedly nonpartisan American Center for Voting Rights --- which purports to expose voter fraud --- is a fraud.

The organization's 368-page study "Vote Fraud, Intimidation & Suppression in the 2004 Presidential Election," which was released last week, indicated that Democrats were the instigators in every case from Alabama to Wisconsin --- except two.

It also said that the two complaints regarding Republicans had no merit.

The "findings" about Democrat wrongdoing are not surprising considering that the three public faces of the nonpartisan group are very partisan Republican operatives --- including one who claims to be a sounding board for senior White House adviser Karl Rove.

Not surprisingly, Vassilaros discovers that the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania has values similar to the organizers of ACVR...

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Barbie reports from anti-war vigil: 'Bring Ken Home!'
By David Edwards on 8/18/2005 12:40pm PT  

Guest blogged by David Edwards

A reader of The BRAD BLOG submitted this video from one of Wednesday night's solidarity vigils in support of Cindy Sheehan and the anti-war movement.

The original posting can be found at Randi Rhodes forum.

Watch the video (Windows Media format).




A RAW STORY Exclusive
9/11 Was A Protection Racket ... in More Ways Than One!
By Winter Patriot on 8/18/2005 12:12pm PT  

Guest blogged by Winter Patriot

Exactly one year before 9/11, a highly classified US Army intelligence unit known as "Able Danger" had already pinpointed four of the 9/11 hijackers. Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi, Khalid Almidhar, and Nawaf Alhamzi were identified as members of a "Brooklyn" al-Qaeda cell on a detailed chart that included visa photographs. The Army unit was established by the Special Operations Command in 1999 by Gen. Hugh Shelton, then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The startling revelations first surfaced in late June, from Congressman. Curt Weldon (R-PA), Vice-Chairman of the House Homeland Security and Armed Services Committees, citing at least three active military and intelligence officials. The story eventually made the New York Times headlines, thrice, the latest report on Tuesday quoting Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, who was a liaison with the Able Danger unit at the Defense Intelligence Agency. Lt. Col. Shaffer gave on the record confirmation of the details revealed by Rep. Weldon, but further stated that Able Danger had scheduled three meetings in the summer of 2000 with the FBI's Washington field office to share the findings and recommend to "take out that cell."

But that didn't happen, did it? They never did "take out that cell". Why not?

Read Nafeez Ahmed's Whitewashing the Protection of Terrorists on US Soil, online now, courtesy of our friends at The RAW STORY.




Parallel Election Shows Strange Electoral Anomalies...
And RAW STORY has the scoop, as usual!
By Winter Patriot on 8/18/2005 12:06pm PT  

Guest blogged by Winter Patriot

Our busy friends at The RAW STORY have some big things happening today. Here's an excerpt from one of them [slightly edited], by Miriam Raftery:

San Diego Democratic mayoral candidate, Donna Frye, may have been robbed of her mayoral seat in the July 25 local election as citizens' audit parallel election vote shows shift of 4 percent, Raw Story has learned.

Frye, who served three years as a council woman in San Diego, California, previously ran as a write-in candidate in November 2004, but was deprived of San Diego's top seat due to the city's Registrar of Voters, Sally McPherson, blocking the count of 5,547 ballots on which voters had written Frye's name, yet failed to also fill in bubbles. The disputed ballots would have given Frye a victory by 3,439 votes.
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A team of statisticians from California State University- Northridge - have analyzed the data, concluding that the probability of luck or chance as the cause of the observed deviation is less than one in 1,300 - or .000678.

Activists suspect fraud. "I am troubled by the prospect that we are losing our democracy very quickly. We've been voting on machines that were never intended to be tools of democracy," said Brina-Rae Schuchman, noting that Diebold machines utilize "secret software."

There's much more where that came from. Please read the entire article: Exclusive: Citizens Request Recount in San Diego Mayoral Race.




Brad Heads to Crawford to hopefully broadcast LIVE from Camp Casey!
And yes, once again, we need your help...
By Brad Friedman on 8/18/2005 11:02am PT  

We interrupt our previously scheduled vacation to head to Crawford, Texas! (NOTE TO GEORGE: Some things are important enough to interrupt vacations for.)

Because we were on a break, our vehicle is already loaded up with camping gear. We are still several days away from getting there, but once there we hope to be able to get on the air with a special "Operation Noble Cause" daily edition of The BRAD SHOW via RAW RADIO to be broadcast LIVE from Camp Casey!

Whether or not this will be possible is still way up in the air --- there are many daunting obstacles to overcome to make this all happen --- but we are going to attempt to do whatever we can to make it so. We have received 24/7 clearance from our network to get this series of broadcasts out from on the ground in Crawford if we can figure out how to cobble together the pieces and equipment necessary to do so from out in the middle of nowhere.

As I've said, there are a lot of "ifs" still in play to make this all happen, but we're going to give it our best shot.

Your help towards to make this effort posssible is both needed and appreciated!

If you are able to DONATE TO "OPERATION NOBLE CAUSE" I thank you in advance. This effort will be both difficult and expensive to pull off, so I assure you this will not be the last time I ask for your help in making it all happen unfortunately. I wish I didn't have to, but until a Freedom and Democracy Loving Angel shows up, you folks are needed to help continue to counter the spin of the Rightwing Liars, the complacency of the Democratic Party and to see that the Truth of the Message continues to reach Americans!

Please feel free to use the "Email it to Someone" link on this item to share this call for help!

For those cynics who would point to the frequency I'm forced to come to you all with hat in hand, I should mention that every dime I've ever been able to raise here (and it has not been many dimes!) has gone immediately back into both the blog and the radio show. I continue to lose money on all of the above, even while my credit card companies are doing very well thanks in the bargain! All I can hope is we "turn the corner" at some point.

In the meantime, your help is greatly appreciated!

For the duration, the tremendous BRAD BLOG Guest Bloggers have agreed to continue on here to allow me time to get to Camp Casey and figure all of this out on the fly...If I can...Peace.

UPDATE: If you or anyone you know has access to various radio broadcast equipment (microphones, headphones, mixing board, telephone hybrids, etc.) and/or cellular/satellite Internet uplink resources, please contact Kat@BradShow.com ASAP!

(Click here for scenes of the interrupted vacation...A free BRAD BLOG T-Shirt to the first commenter to identify the general location of our previously super-secret camping location and that of the 12 deer in the herd who we met on one of our hikes! BRAD BLOG Guest Bloggers and BRAD SHOW Producers not eligible!)

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Raw intel: Ft. Monroe / Charleston nuke drill rescheduled for Thursday Aug. 18
Fear that New World Order types will make the drill go live is palpable.
By Winter Patriot on 8/18/2005 3:04am PT  

Guest blogged by Winter Patriot

I know not what course most other bloggers have been taking, because I've been so busy here that I've had no time to read any of them [except my very favorites!] ... but as for me, lately I have been very leery of fear-mongering. I do not want to write about this story. I never want to scare anyone --- especially unnecessarily. But, as they say, better safe than sorry.

This is not going to be easy for any of us, and it's taken me a long time to decide what to do about it. But I finally have a plan, and here it is: I'll repost a couple of comments from Torqued [many thanks for these, O Twisted One], who has highlighted the most important bits of news from total411.info ... followed by a few other choice bits from whence that came ... and then a few thoughts of my own.

Please do not wallow in fear.

We are all afraid. We cannot afford to let it paralyze us. We have to make it work for us. And believe it or not, there are things we can do, steps we can take, to try to prevent what looks to be an imminent, false-flagged, nuclear attack.

Breathe deeply.

-- UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE --
-- SYNTHETIC TERROR ALERT STILL RED --

Raw intel: Ft. Monroe / Charleston nuke drill rescheduled for Aug. 18 (Thursday)

(Total411.info) --- August 17 8pm EDT --- Naval source says U.S. Navy drill scheduled for Charleston Harbor today, Aug. 17, has been RESCHEDULED for Thursday afternoon, at approximately 3:30pm .

Source confirms drill is tied to NORTHCOM nuclear terror command drill at Ft. Monroe.

Undermanned Naval Hospital told to prepare extra beds...

Fear that New World Order types will make the drill go live is palpable.

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