Came here to use the sidebar linkfest and saw that my last post wasn't up.
I'll just offer some links.
Read about Judith Miller... and "the paper of note
The Times article "Discipline Takes a Break at the White House" refutes my last post, not really, but it does say the Al Qaida terrorist warnings may be Administration fear-mongering.
There was Attorney General John Ashcroft last week warning America of alarming intelligence that "indicates Al Qaeda's specific intention to hit the United States hard.'' He apparently never coordinated with Tom Ridge, secretary of homeland security.
Mr. Ridge reassured interviewers that there really was not much new intelligence floating around, just a general concern that Al Qaeda would try to influence the election or be tempted by a summer of big events, from the Group of 8 summit in Sea Island, Ga., to the party conventions.
The Un Observer notes that the US government is on the verge of stealing 24 million acres of land from the Newe people of the desert west. They have a treaty with the US, the 1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley and this soveriegn people have been fighting US government chicanery ( arcane legal talk and deception)as well as in some cases having their livestock stolen. Countless acres of pinion pine have been uprooted, robbing the people of their traditional foodstuff.They have never had a hearing on the issue of titled to the disputed land.
Their lands contain the third largest supply of gold in the world, as well as water to process it, from 20,000 gallons a minute to triple that figure- and this water is ancient-that will not replenish.The fellow pushing the bill, Congressman Gibbons, is the second biggest recipient of mining money in the Senate which is no surprise; the lands in question are going to be privitized in a big way.
The Nevada Nuclear test site is on Newe land, as is Yucca Mountain.
The Western Shoshone Defense Project will give you the details.
I'm behind the curve on this. Voting occurs this evening.
Read up. Make some phone calls...