Companies awarded $8 billion in contracts to rebuild Iraq and Afghanistan have been major campaign donors to President Bush, and their executives have had important political and military connections, according to a study released Thursday.  
The study of more than 70 U.S. companies and individual contractors turned up more than $500,000 in donations to the president's 2000 campaign, more than they gave collectively to any other politician over the past dozen years.  
The report was released by the Center for Public Integrity.
Dr. Noam Chomsky's talk called "Controlling the Public Mind", taped March 1 1996, sponsored by the B.C. Federation of Labour and the Vancouver and District Labour Council.  
Over 1000 people came to hear Dr. Chomsky at the Hotel Vancouver on a cold rainy Sunday night. His flight from Boston was delayed and he didn't arrive till after 11 pm, for an event scheduled to begin at 7 pm. Nevertheless the room was full when he began speaking. Nearly everyone had waited over 4 hours to hear him.
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Worried about being hacked? Do you have an extra 486 or low-speed pentium computer laying around? put in 16MB of RAM, two network cards and a floppy drive and you are ready to build a packet-filtering floppy firewall. The whole firewall software boots off a single floppy diskette which makes it quick to boot and easy to maintain.

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Source: Federal Reserve Directors: A Study of Corporate and Banking Influence. Staff Report, Committee on Banking, Currency and Housing, House of Representatives, 94th Congress, 2nd Session, August 1976.

Congressman McFadden's Speech On the Federal Reserve Corporation
On May 23, 1933, Congressman, Louis T. McFadden, brought formal charges against the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Bank system, The Comptroller of the Currency and the Secretary of United States Treasury for numerous criminal acts, including but not limited to, CONSPIRACY, FRAUD, UNLAWFUL CONVERSION, AND TREASON.

Quotations from several speeches made on the Floor of the House of Representatives by the Honorable Louis T. McFadden of Pennsylvania. Mr. McFadden, due to his having served as Chairman of the Banking and Currency Committee for more than 10 years, was the best posted man on these matters in America and was in a position to speak with authority of the vast ramifications of this gigantic private credit monopoly.

The Constitutional argument against this Fed's creation:

Section. 8.
Clause 1: The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
Clause 5: To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;
"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power (of money) should be taken away from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs." --Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President.

More: Banking & Federal Reserve Quotes and Money Quotations

Book: Secrets of the Federal Reserve
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A Phone Call To The Fed
The following is a conversation with Mr. Ron Supinski of the Public Information Department of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank.

Statements by Congressman Ron Paul

Paper Money and Tyranny
Gold, Dollars, and Federal Reserve Mischief
Abolish the Fed
The Tyranny of Paper Money
Economic Update
The US Dollar and World Economy
The State of the Republic
The Economy
Greenspan Nominated to a Fourth Term
Paul Challenges Greenspan on Monetary Policy
Manipulating Interest Rates
Hard Questions for Federal Reserve Chairman Greenspan
Detailed Analysis
Currency Devaluation and Economic Growth
The Mandrake Mechanism Of The Federal Reserve
The Federal Reserve
The History of Lawful Gold and Silver Legal Tender and the Debt Brought On by Unlawful Fiat Paper Money
Federal Reserve System 101
I Want The Earth Plus 5%
The High Cabal's Economic War Against the World
Questions and Answers About The Federal Reserve System
The Theory of Money and Credit
The History of Lawful Gold and Silver Legal Tender and the Debt Brought on by Unlawful Fiat Paper Money
Money Vs. Wealth
Memorandum of Law: The Money Issue
Jefferson's Prophesy: The Bankruptcy of America
Mises on Money
Why a Federal Reserve Note isn't worth a Dollar.
A Fatal Parasite on the American Body Politic
The Finance Lesson Everyone Missed!
The Fed, the Constitution, derivatives and Enron
The Truth about Money
Central Banks, Currencies and Interest Rates
Ayn Rand on money
What Is A Dollar?
The Law, Money, and Your Choice (PDF)
Nevada Constitutional Amendment to Issues Money as Silver Coins (PDF)
It's Not the Money, Its The Principal (PDF)
Central Banks, Gold, and the Decline of the Dollar (PDF)
The Forgotten Role of the Constitution in Monetary Law
Creating Money is a Taxing Operation
Borrowing Currency Into Circulation
Background on the Dollar Bill
Return To Constitutional Money
United States of America Money Act
Alan Greenspoan on Why the Gold Standard Had to be Abandoned
The Battle America Lost in 1913: the Federal Reserve Act
The Government and The Bankers did it!
Federal Reserve Notes Declared Unconstitutional
Misc. Resources:
A Workbook on Bank Reserves and Deposit Expansion
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Federal Reserve Act, Dec. 23, 1913 (PDF)
169 Questions and Answers on Money September 21, 1964 from the House of Representatives
Additional resources: Money, Banking, and Credit
The Bush administration is calling for the repeal of the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, a law passed after the Civil War to prohibit the deployment of federal military forces onto American streets to control civil action - otherwise known as martial law.

More on same subject:
Associated Press - 1878 Military Law Gets New Attention
WorldNetDaily - Will military enforce domestic law?
NewsMax - Northern Command General Endorses Posse Comitatus Review
Associated Press - U.S. mulls military's domestic role
Bloomberg News - U.S. Should Consider Giving Military Arrest Powers, Ridge Says
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The 20 year-old Webmaster of a California-based site called is to begin a yearlong prison term today. And when he gets out of prison next year, he will be banned from associating with anyone who wants to “change the government in any way.”  
Watch the interview hours before Austin goes off to prison. There is also an article here. More information on Sherman Austin’s case is available on and at  
This is an update to links 13420, 29153, and 29219
Four 9/11 Moms Battle Bush
This is a really good read about four mothers who lost their husbands on September 11th and details how they have researched, and continue to research, the tragic events of September 11th. Just another story of how people who didn't know how government worked before September 11th became seriously involved in politics, searching for the truth. (This article was originally published here, but currently will not load)

This article mentions statements made by one of the women, Mindy Kleinberg, during the 1st public hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. The transcript keeps moving to different places on, so I've archived it here (another good read).

Overall Thursday's protest was much smoother than a year ago. KATU's Shellie Bailey-Shah took a closer look at some new strategies used by Portland police.

Also see even more pictures here, here, and here

Links to video here, here, and here (My player won't play them, but I think it's just because my computer sucks)

This is a follow-up to links 29921 and 29989. I didn't realize that the story was updated. As if it wasn't crazy enough...

Congress may consider a bill that not only expands the government's wiretapping and investigative powers but also would link low-level drug dealing to terrorism and ban a traditional form of Middle Eastern banking.

The draft legislation -- titled the Vital Interdiction of Criminal Terrorist Organizations Act of 2003, or Victory Act -- includes significant portions of the so-called Patriot Act II, which faced broad opposition from conservatives and liberals alike and embarrassed the Justice Department when it was leaked to the press in February.

The Victory Act also seems to be an attempt to merge the war on terrorism and the war on drugs into a single campaign.

Learn more:

Ashcroft's Latest Stinkbomb
GOP Bill Would Add Anti-Terror Powers
Beware of VICTORY Act, Privacy Group Warns
Draft Bill Would Provide Broader Power
Liberties Groups Slam Ashcroft's PATRIOT Act 'Roadshow'
Draft text of VICTORY Act (PDF)
The Matrix will have you
[Authorities in Florida are creating] a new tool to analyze billions of records about both criminals and ordinary Americans.

The system, which is called Matrix or Multistate Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange, reportedly allows investigators to find patterns and links among people and events faster than ever before. It combines, police records with commercially available collections of personal information about most American adults.

The Justice Department has provided $4 million to expand the Matrix program nationally and will provide the computer network for information sharing among the states, according to documents and interviews. The Department of Homeland Security has pledged $8 million, state officials said.

first reported by the Washington Post

Congress cuts funding of TIA, and we get the 'Matrix' forced on us instead

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It is important for everyone to hear Tony Blair's speech today (July 17th, 2003). He receives the Congressional Gold Medal. If you did not hear it, read it here or you can watch it here (47MB ram file).

This medal is not given to just anybody (see complete list of recipients here). Previous recipients have made a real difference in history. In many fashions, they have changed our lives. That is why this award is so important, especially considering the current situation. When you hear what Blair has to say, will it be a clearer view of our future?