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Now Im in the moment. ://www.jmccanneyscience.com/Good show listen
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Right about what?

Thanks
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You sir, are a fake...
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Come with me, u don´t like that shit do . Nothin like the truth to make u burn Get in the trunk
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Let me slap some intellegence into you. u want to goto hell planet for the leveling wars? think about 70 million years learning how to fly, thats a real long way home.
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We at the boundary to 4 density, we can break into to small groups to understand the protocals of telepathy. I think we will need alot of counciling
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We at the boundary to 4 density, we can break into to small groups to understand the protocals of telepathy. I think we will need alot of counciling


Is MacCanney talking about 4th dimension?
"So put your hands down my pants and I'll bet you'll feel nuts
Yes I'm Siskel, yes I'm Ebert and you're getting two thumbs up"


"So live each and every day that you may look any man in the face and tell him to go to hell...! Edgar Cayce, reading 1739-6
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MCCANNEY mixes half truths with knowledge. He doesn´t really have actual data to support his theories. The fourth dimension is a locked area which exists on the same plain as ours. It is forbidden for us to enter there and impossible for energy out of the fourth to exist in ours.
There is no breaking that boundry unless you are truly psychic. This individual is the only one that is able to set foot momentarily into that space. With protection, that is.


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Each density has an infinite number of dimensions hes talking about staying alive under the dark cabal that is now. The plans to destroy the middle, pervert science to be a political tool, to shove hummanity intothe dark ages of slavery, reduct pop to half. The sworn enemies of the truth
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Why don´t you just go listen to it, Im no fraud
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That´s my Boy. Good Job, rrick.

Hit em with the stick of truth.

Keep doing it until they wake up.

Peace, friends.
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[link to jmccanneyscience.com]
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www.chinaview.cn 2005-10-14 09:53:18
ATHENS, Oct. 13 (Xinhuanet) -- Greece has proposed to host a conference of health ministers from Balkan and Black Sea countries next month to coordinate response measures to the avian flu threat, Greek Health Minister Nikitas Kaklamanis said on Thursday.

"The prime minister has approved plans for a conference of health ministers from the Balkans and the Black Sea early in November," Kaklamanis told reporters after meeting with Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis.

"The conference is designed to draft a common plan of action in the case of an avian flu pandemic," he added.

The initiative came hours after the European Commission announced that bird samples from Romania tested positive for avian flu, though adding that it is not yet clear whether the particular virus is the Asian strain that is deadly to human beings.
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BEIJING, Oct. 14 (Xinhuanet) -- A deadly bird flu strain in Turkey and Romania could spread to Britain, the country´s chief veterinary officer warns.

"Confirmation that highly pathogenic avian influenza has been found in Turkey and that avian influenza is now also in Romania is of concern," Debby Reynolds, chief veterinary officer at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, said at a news conference Thursday.

"It shows that there is a risk to the UK."

The government said it´s doing everything possible to prevent imported birds from bringing avian flu into Britain.

Earlier Thursday, The European Union confirmed that the bird flu virus found in Turkey is the dangerous H5N1 strain that might spark a pandemic.

The H5N1 bird flu strain does not easily infect humans. No one in Europe so far has died from it. But over the last two years, 117 people in Asia, mostly poultry workers, have caught it -- and 60 of them have died.

The EU has banned the import of live birds, poultry and feathers from Romania after the discovery of bird flu there. It has also banned the export of live birds and feathers from Turkey since Monday after the virus was discovered there. It announced on Wednesday the ban would be extended until April.
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CARACASE, Oct. 13 (Xinhuanet) -- Venezuela´s Ministry of Agriculture announced Thursday that the country will close its border with Colombia in three states to avoid the spread of bird flu virus.

The announcement was made after cases of bird flu were found in some of Colombian poultry farms.

The Venezuelan government decided to close border in Tachira, Zulia and Apure until the Colombian government formally announces a total control of the disease.

Other preventive measures taken in Venezuela include a nationwide poultry monitoring system which monitors poultry viruses and keeps the track of migratory birds entering the country, and a ban on import of poultry products from Colombia.
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CARACASE, Oct. 13 (Xinhuanet) -- Venezuela´s Ministry of Agriculture announced Thursday that the country will close its border with Colombia in three states to avoid the spread of bird flu virus.

The announcement was made after cases of bird flu were found in some of Colombian poultry farms.

The Venezuelan government decided to close border in Tachira, Zulia and Apure until the Colombian government formally announces a total control of the disease.

Other preventive measures taken in Venezuela include a nationwide poultry monitoring system which monitors poultry viruses and keeps the track of migratory birds entering the country, and a ban on import of poultry products from Colombia.
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I agree. did not listen to show yet

Just some synchronicities that struck me when i read his book and supplement.

my last name is Boudreau and the photographer of the lightingbolt on the cover of the supplement is Boudreau, not a common name.

he also picked a date out of the blue to use as an example which was 1/11 which is the christ conscioiusness and it is my birthday.

I don´t care what people think, this resonates with me and these synchronicities enforce it.
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300,000 unaccounted for in Gulf half feared dead
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rrick,

r u talking about your previous post?
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Iraqis apprehend two Americans disguised as Arabs trying to detonate a car bomb in a residential neighborhood of western Baghdad´s al-Ghazaliyah district on Tuesday.

A number of Iraqis apprehended two Americans disguised in Arab dress as they tried to blow up a booby-trapped car in the middle of a residential area in western Baghdad on Tuesday.

Residents of western Baghdad´s al-Ghazaliyah district told Quds Press that the people had apprehended the Americans as they left their Caprice car near a residential neighborhood in al-Ghazaliyah on Tuesday afternoon (11 October 2005). Local people found they looked suspicious so they detained the men before they could get away. That was when they discovered that they were Americans and called the Iraqi puppet police.

Five minutes after the arrival of the Iraqi puppet police on the scene a large force of US troops showed up and surrounded the area. They put the two Americans in one of their Humvees and drove away at high speed to the astonishment of the residents of the area.

Quds Press spoke by telephone with a member of the al-Ghazaliyah puppet police who confirmed the incident, saying that the two men were non-Arab foreigners but declined to be more precise about their nationality.

Quds Press pointed out that about a month ago, the Iraqi puppet police in the southern Iraqi city of al-Basrah arrested two Britons whom they accused of attempting to cause an explosion in the city. The Britons were taken into custody by the Iraqi puppet police only to be broken out of prison by an assault of British occupation troops. That incident has created a tense relationship between the British and the local puppet authorities in al- Basrah, Quds Press noted.

Comment: Do you get the impression that the whole "War on Terror" is just one big lie?

But wait, there´s more!
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The Arabic text of the recently released letter alleged to be by Zawahiri (al-Qaeda´s number two man) to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq raises questions for me as to its authenticity.

The very first element of the letter is the blessing on the Prophet. It says:

al-salah wa al-salam `ala rasuli´llahi wa a-lihi wa suhubihi . . .

(peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of God and his family and his companions . . .)

the phrase "salla Allahu `alayhi wa alihi wa sallam" (the blessings and peace of God be upon him and his family) is a Shiite form of the salutation, because of the emphasis of the Shiites on the House or descendants of the Prophet. Because of the cultural influence of Shiism in South Asia, one does find that form of the salutation in Pakistan and India among Sunni Muslims.

But before I went to Pakistan I had never, ever heard a Sunni Muslim add "wa alihi" (and his family) to the salutation. I associated it strongly with Iran and Shiism, and was taken aback to hear Sunnis say it on Pakistani television. Certainly, I never heard that form of it all the time I lived in Egypt.

I just put "salla Allahu `alayhi wa alihi wa sallam" into google in English transliteration and *all* the sites that came up on the first page were either Shiite or Pakistani Sunni (Chishti, Barelvi, etc.) I tried adding Misr (Egypt) to the phrase and got a Shiite attack on the medieval Sunni hardline thinker, Ibn Taymiya. I tried adding Qaida and got a Shiite attack on Sunni extremism.

I do not believe that an Egyptian like al-Zawahiri would use this phraseology at all. But he certainly would not use it to open a letter to a Salafi. Sunni hardliners deeply object to what they see as Shiite idolatry of the imams or descendants of the Prophet Muhammad, for whom they made shrines such as Ali´s at Najaf and Husayn´s at Karbala. In fact, hard line Wahhabis from Saudi Arabia attacked and sacked Karbala in 1803.

Adding to the salutation "the peace and blessings of God be upon him [Muhammad]" the phrase "and his family" would be an insult to Zarqawi and to the hardline Sunnis in Iraq.

Later he refers to Husain, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, as al-Imam al-sibt, "the Imam, the grandson". I do not believe that a hard line Sunni such as Zawahiri would call Husain an Imam. That is Shiite terminology.

The letter then says how much Zawahiri misses meeting with Zarqawi. Zarqawi was not part of al-Qaeda when he was in Afghanistan. He had a rivalry with it. And when he went back to Jordan he did not allow the Jordanian and German chapters of his Tawhid wa Jihad group to send money to Bin Laden. If Zawahiri was going to bring up old times, he would have had to find a way to get past this troubled history, not just pretend that the two used to pal around.

My gut tells me that the letter is a forgery. Most likely it is a black psy-ops operation of the US. But it could also come from Iran, since the mistakes are those a Shiite might make when pretending to be a Sunni. Or it could come from an Iraqi Shiite group attempting to manipulate the United States. Hmmm.

The authenticity of the letter has also been questioned by al-Qaeda in Iraq.

Comment: It was easy to see that this letter was a fake. It´s timing was so convenient, coming as it did at the time Bush was making another of his "important speeches on Iraq": you remember those, "We´ll stay until we win..." blah blah blah.
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Moves to mollify critics aren´t working

Carolyn Lochhead,
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Friday, October 14, 2005
Washington -- Calls by conservatives for Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers to withdraw her nomination intensified Thursday as White House efforts to reassure critics continued to backfire.

"The calls to withdraw are serious, and they´re going to increase," said Manuel Miranda, chairman of the Third Branch Conference, a conservative alliance of groups interested in judicial nominations. "The more that we heard from the nomination´s defenders, the more people became convinced that there was no substance in the nomination and that her friends were her worst enemies."

In the less than two weeks since President Bush announced he had chosen his White House counsel and former personal lawyer to fill the pivotal seat of retiring centrist Justice Sandra Day O´Connor, conservative charges of cronyism and questions about Miers´ qualifications have escalated daily, threatening the nomination.

Miranda, a former aide to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., predicted that a critical point will arrive next week when the Senate returns to Washington from a recess.

By then, Republicans "will have gauged the feeling out in their constituencies, and at that point they will be able to determine whether the White House is delusional or not."

White House spokesman Scott McClellan, in a testy exchange with reporters, denied that Miers would withdraw. "No one that knows her would make such a suggestion," McClellan said. "And no one that knows her record and her qualifications would make such a suggestion."

Behind the scenes, party activists in Iowa and New Hampshire say the administration has been asking them to pressure Republican senators and others harboring presidential ambitions to support Miers.

Senate Democrats are watching and waiting as Bush´s conservative base roils.

"If ever there was a wait-and-see nomination, this is it," said Sen. Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat who has close ties to the Senate Democratic leadership. "Anything can happen."

Boxer agreed that Miers´ nomination is in trouble. Even a handful of pro-choice Republicans worried about Miers´ stance on abortion -- or anti-abortion Republicans worried about the same thing -- could ally with Democrats to defeat the nomination in the Judiciary Committee or on the Senate floor.

"Just look at the Judiciary Committee," Boxer said. "You have some people on the Judiciary Committee who may well decide not to send the nomination to the floor, and now it all depends on what Democrats do."

Every White House effort to cool conservative opposition to Miers seems to backfire, including Bush´s explanation of why the White House is stressing Miers´ evangelical Christianity.

"People are interested to know why I picked Harriet Miers," Bush said Wednesday. "They want to know Harriet Miers´ background ... And part of Harriet Miers´ life is her religion."

On Thursday, Tony Perkins, president of the conservative Family Research Council, called the administration´s efforts to woo religious conservatives by stressing Miers´ religion "out of bounds."

"We are the last people on Earth to object to the news that she is a committed Christian," Perkins said in a statement. "By the same token, this fact is not grounds for certifying her to us or to the public. ... Inferences drawn from an individual´s religious affiliation have no place in decisions to nominate or confirm a judicial appointee."

Comment: This comment is priceless! An evangelical Christian pronouncing that a person´s religion doesn´t matter! They´re starting to get all holy on us! "All we want is a good judge" they say with a straight face!

Jan LaRue, chief counsel of the conservative Concerned Women for America, issued an extensive position statement Monday, saying, "We find it patronizing and hypocritical to focus on her faith in order to gain support for Miss Miers."

LaRue also presented a list of 17 questions that may offer a preview of the questioning Miers will undergo -- from Republicans -- in her confirmation hearings, which have not yet been scheduled.

"Was Miss Miers´ corporate practice primarily transactions (contract writing and negotiations), or was it primarily litigation? How many of her cases involved constitutional issues? What were the issues? Did Miss Miers do most of the research and writing herself? Has she argued constitutional issues before a court? How many times? In what courts? In how many did she prevail? Are there any published opinions?"

White House efforts to sell Miers to conservatives by emphasizing her religion and her loyalty to Bush only provide ammunition to Democrats when they choose to use it, Miranda warned.

"So let´s say they want to attack," he asked. "Who will defend her?"

A call by Frist to Republican senators last week to praise Miers on the Senate floor brought one lone voice: Sen. John Cornyn of Texas. If Miers does not withdraw, Miranda predicted the confirmation hearings will become a "dog killing" if she "does not appear braver and bolder than John Roberts, and as brilliant."

Far from providing political cover, the dearth of writings by Miers of any sort is feeding doubt on both sides and throwing an unflattering spotlight on what little does exist.

"Here´s what I know about Harriet Miers," Boxer said. "I know that she´s a crony of the president. I know she thinks he´s the most brilliant man she´s ever met. I know that she was head of the search committee and wound up being the nominee, and I know that she is personally anti-choice. Those are things I know."

Although Miers has never said she opposes abortion, allies speaking for her have intimated that she probably is. "She´s had every chance to say they´re misrepresenting me, and she hasn´t ... nor has she refuted it," Boxer said.

Democrats complained that Chief Justice John Roberts, confirmed last month to fill the vacancy left by the late William Rehnquist, had a short paper trail, but roughly 65,000 pages of memos, court opinions and other documents provided a treasure trove compared to Miers´ newsletter columns for the Texas State Bar, Texas Lottery Commission documents and personal missives to Bush.

"I´m tempted to call my friendly adversaries on the right and ask them whether we can make some joint recommendations to the Senate on document requests of the White House and the line of questioning during the hearings," said Ralph Neas, president of the liberal People for the American Way.

Several of Miers´ writings have been lampooned, such as a 1997 letter to Bush in which she declared that "Texas is blessed" because Bush was governor, and a column she wrote for the Texas Bar Journal in the early 1990s that conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks called a "relentless march of vapid abstractions" whose "quality of thought and writing doesn´t even rise to the level of pedestrian."

Among the many conservatives calling for Miers to withdraw is Peggy Noonan, former speechwriter for the late President Ronald Reagan. Noonan said that by jettisoning Miers, Bush could force conservatives to accept the next nominee and Bush "could even shove Alberto Gonzales down their throats."

Even veterans of Supreme Court nomination battles say they have never seen anything quite like this one.

"This one so far is in a class by itself," Neas said. "I´m not sure what´s going to happen ... In my three decades plus, I´ve never seen such immediate and widespread disrespect for a president´s decision by activists in his own party. It really is quite extraordinary."

Joseph Kobylka, a political scientist at Southern Methodist University, said Democrats are smart to lay low.

"For right now, the wisest strategy for someone who is unsure about Miers is to stay in the background," he said. "Stuff is going to come out."

As long as Republicans "keep cannibalizing one another," he said, "Democrats can sit back and watch it happen and then pick among the rubble afterward."

Comment: The right wingers are a funny bunch. If it had been Democrats mounting the campaign against Bush´s choice, we´d have heard that they were blocking democracy, they they were poor losers and god knows what other cries and slanders. When they don´t get their way, it´s a different thing altogether. All this sound and fury may have to do with Miers´ liberal attitudes towards homosexuals, a sore issue with the freedom-loving tyrants on the right.

As Noonan points out, a successful fight against Miers could pave the way for a hard-core fascist such as Gonzales.
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Carolyn Lochhead,
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Friday, October 14, 2005
Washington -- Calls by conservatives for Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers to withdraw her nomination intensified Thursday as White House efforts to reassure critics continued to backfire.

"The calls to withdraw are serious, and they´re going to increase," said Manuel Miranda, chairman of the Third Branch Conference, a conservative alliance of groups interested in judicial nominations. "The more that we heard from the nomination´s defenders, the more people became convinced that there was no substance in the nomination and that her friends were her worst enemies."

In the less than two weeks since President Bush announced he had chosen his White House counsel and former personal lawyer to fill the pivotal seat of retiring centrist Justice Sandra Day O´Connor, conservative charges of cronyism and questions about Miers´ qualifications have escalated daily, threatening the nomination.

Miranda, a former aide to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., predicted that a critical point will arrive next week when the Senate returns to Washington from a recess.

By then, Republicans "will have gauged the feeling out in their constituencies, and at that point they will be able to determine whether the White House is delusional or not."

White House spokesman Scott McClellan, in a testy exchange with reporters, denied that Miers would withdraw. "No one that knows her would make such a suggestion," McClellan said. "And no one that knows her record and her qualifications would make such a suggestion."

Behind the scenes, party activists in Iowa and New Hampshire say the administration has been asking them to pressure Republican senators and others harboring presidential ambitions to support Miers.

Senate Democrats are watching and waiting as Bush´s conservative base roils.

"If ever there was a wait-and-see nomination, this is it," said Sen. Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat who has close ties to the Senate Democratic leadership. "Anything can happen."

Boxer agreed that Miers´ nomination is in trouble. Even a handful of pro-choice Republicans worried about Miers´ stance on abortion -- or anti-abortion Republicans worried about the same thing -- could ally with Democrats to defeat the nomination in the Judiciary Committee or on the Senate floor.

"Just look at the Judiciary Committee," Boxer said. "You have some people on the Judiciary Committee who may well decide not to send the nomination to the floor, and now it all depends on what Democrats do."

Every White House effort to cool conservative opposition to Miers seems to backfire, including Bush´s explanation of why the White House is stressing Miers´ evangelical Christianity.

"People are interested to know why I picked Harriet Miers," Bush said Wednesday. "They want to know Harriet Miers´ background ... And part of Harriet Miers´ life is her religion."

On Thursday, Tony Perkins, president of the conservative Family Research Council, called the administration´s efforts to woo religious conservatives by stressing Miers´ religion "out of bounds."

"We are the last people on Earth to object to the news that she is a committed Christian," Perkins said in a statement. "By the same token, this fact is not grounds for certifying her to us or to the public. ... Inferences drawn from an individual´s religious affiliation have no place in decisions to nominate or confirm a judicial appointee."

Comment: This comment is priceless! An evangelical Christian pronouncing that a person´s religion doesn´t matter! They´re starting to get all holy on us! "All we want is a good judge" they say with a straight face!

Jan LaRue, chief counsel of the conservative Concerned Women for America, issued an extensive position statement Monday, saying, "We find it patronizing and hypocritical to focus on her faith in order to gain support for Miss Miers."

LaRue also presented a list of 17 questions that may offer a preview of the questioning Miers will undergo -- from Republicans -- in her confirmation hearings, which have not yet been scheduled.

"Was Miss Miers´ corporate practice primarily transactions (contract writing and negotiations), or was it primarily litigation? How many of her cases involved constitutional issues? What were the issues? Did Miss Miers do most of the research and writing herself? Has she argued constitutional issues before a court? How many times? In what courts? In how many did she prevail? Are there any published opinions?"

White House efforts to sell Miers to conservatives by emphasizing her religion and her loyalty to Bush only provide ammunition to Democrats when they choose to use it, Miranda warned.

"So let´s say they want to attack," he asked. "Who will defend her?"

A call by Frist to Republican senators last week to praise Miers on the Senate floor brought one lone voice: Sen. John Cornyn of Texas. If Miers does not withdraw, Miranda predicted the confirmation hearings will become a "dog killing" if she "does not appear braver and bolder than John Roberts, and as brilliant."

Far from providing political cover, the dearth of writings by Miers of any sort is feeding doubt on both sides and throwing an unflattering spotlight on what little does exist.

"Here´s what I know about Harriet Miers," Boxer said. "I know that she´s a crony of the president. I know she thinks he´s the most brilliant man she´s ever met. I know that she was head of the search committee and wound up being the nominee, and I know that she is personally anti-choice. Those are things I know."

Although Miers has never said she opposes abortion, allies speaking for her have intimated that she probably is. "She´s had every chance to say they´re misrepresenting me, and she hasn´t ... nor has she refuted it," Boxer said.

Democrats complained that Chief Justice John Roberts, confirmed last month to fill the vacancy left by the late William Rehnquist, had a short paper trail, but roughly 65,000 pages of memos, court opinions and other documents provided a treasure trove compared to Miers´ newsletter columns for the Texas State Bar, Texas Lottery Commission documents and personal missives to Bush.

"I´m tempted to call my friendly adversaries on the right and ask them whether we can make some joint recommendations to the Senate on document requests of the White House and the line of questioning during the hearings," said Ralph Neas, president of the liberal People for the American Way.

Several of Miers´ writings have been lampooned, such as a 1997 letter to Bush in which she declared that "Texas is blessed" because Bush was governor, and a column she wrote for the Texas Bar Journal in the early 1990s that conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks called a "relentless march of vapid abstractions" whose "quality of thought and writing doesn´t even rise to the level of pedestrian."

Among the many conservatives calling for Miers to withdraw is Peggy Noonan, former speechwriter for the late President Ronald Reagan. Noonan said that by jettisoning Miers, Bush could force conservatives to accept the next nominee and Bush "could even shove Alberto Gonzales down their throats."

Even veterans of Supreme Court nomination battles say they have never seen anything quite like this one.

"This one so far is in a class by itself," Neas said. "I´m not sure what´s going to happen ... In my three decades plus, I´ve never seen such immediate and widespread disrespect for a president´s decision by activists in his own party. It really is quite extraordinary."

Joseph Kobylka, a political scientist at Southern Methodist University, said Democrats are smart to lay low.

"For right now, the wisest strategy for someone who is unsure about Miers is to stay in the background," he said. "Stuff is going to come out."

As long as Republicans "keep cannibalizing one another," he said, "Democrats can sit back and watch it happen and then pick among the rubble afterward."

Comment: The right wingers are a funny bunch. If it had been Democrats mounting the campaign against Bush´s choice, we´d have heard that they were blocking democracy, they they were poor losers and god knows what other cries and slanders. When they don´t get their way, it´s a different thing altogether. All this sound and fury may have to do with Miers´ liberal attitudes towards homosexuals, a sore issue with the freedom-loving tyrants on the right.

As Noonan points out, a successful fight against Miers could pave the way for a hard-core fascist such as Gonzales.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Four children in an Amish community in Minnesota have contracted the polio virus - the first known infections in the U.S. in five years, state health officials said Thursday.

Dr. Harry Hull, the state epidemiologist, said the cases do not pose a threat to the general public because most people have been vaccinated against polio and are unlikely to have contact with Amish people. But he said he expects to find more infections within the Amish community because some of its members refuse immunizations on religious grounds.

None of the children have shown any symptoms of the paralyzing disease. About one in 200 people who contract the polio virus suffer paralysis because of it; others typically rid themselves the virus after weeks or months.

None of the four children had been vaccinated. Three are siblings; the fourth is a baby from another family.

The infection came to light when the baby was hospitalized for various health problems and underwent tests. Authorities then began testing other members of the community for the virus.

Officials would not identify the Amish community but said it consisted of 100 to 200 people.

Hull said the infections were traced to an oral vaccine that was administered in another country, probably within the past three years.

The use of oral polio vaccine containing the live virus was stopped in the United States in 2000. The live-virus vaccine caused an average of eight cases of polio a year in the United States. The U.S. and Canada now use an injected vaccine made from the killed virus.

State and federal officials are investigating how an infection from a vaccine given in another country reached Minnesota. Stool or saliva from an infected person can transmit the virus.

Health officials said they are working with the Amish community to determine who may have been exposed to the virus, and to encourage immunizations.

"We have been going house to house, talking with them about the risk, offering the vaccine and attempting to collect specimens to see if the virus has been spreading," Hull said. "Some families have said, `No, thank you, we do not want to interact with you at all.´ Other families have said, `Sure, we´ll get vaccinated. We´ll provide specimens.´"

Without the community´s cooperation, Hull said, there is a chance of an outbreak similar to one that occurred in 1979 in Amish communities in Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri and Pennsylvania. Ten people were left paralyzed by the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The last naturally occurring case of polio in the United States was in 1979, and health officials consider the disease eliminated in the Western Hemisphere. It persists in other parts of the world, with the vast majority of cases concentrated in India, Nigeria and Pakistan, according to the World Health Organization.

According to the CDC, more than 95 percent of U.S. children are vaccinated against polio by the time they enter school.
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is this about mccanney?
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This is a war the war of the sons/daughters of light against the sons/daughters of darkness
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SUDDEN, intense fireball exploded on the A16 in Louth, a motorist has claimed.

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Returning from a long journey, pensioner Michael Nixon was three hundred yards short of the A16 roundabout near Kenwick tip.

The former serviceman, from Walmsgate, near Louth, has no explanation for what happened next.

Mr Nixon, 74, said: "I experienced what I can only describe as a fireball.

"Directly in front of my windscreen, an explosive flash of red light occurred, appearing to be the size of a football but filling my field of vision."

The phenomenon, which the pensioner said lasted a second, was witnessed on Tuesday, September 13.

Mr Nixon said: "The intensity and suddenness caused me to flinch; my eyes hurt. There was no noise, no sign of smoke and my car was unmarked. Was this seen by anyone else?"

He added two years ago he was the victim of another bizarre phenomenon when he was traveling along the same spot

Mr Nixon said: "I had a SAAB car which never missed a beat. It was very reliable, but its engine stopped completely.

"I saw a motorist at the roadside, bonnet raised, peering at his engine. I suppose he had experienced the same engine failure. I wish I would have spoken to him now.
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NETWORKING is a bore. All that smiling, small talk and swapping business cards. We all know that networking is an inevitable part of shinning up the greasy pole, although few people really enjoy it, if they’re honest. But don’t worry, it is about to get a whole lot easier.

Ian Pearson, BT’s futurologist, says that in just a few years’ time we will have digital egos. These could be in the form of badges which would be encoded to radiate personal information including our work skills, business interests, social and even sexual preferences. You could then tailor the information available to your circumstances. During a conference, for example, your badge could radiate information on your business interests and the type of deals you are hoping to make. As you come close to people with compatable interests then you will be alerted to each others’ presence. “Simple embryonic versions of these devices are available now but they are very expensive. They will become much more mainstream in the next couple of years and could cost just a couple of pounds each,” Pearson says. Digital egos could be developed so that you could see each other’s information displayed like a personal website on a handheld computer or goggles.

We will all be wearing goggles — à la Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible rather than geeky science wear. As well as reading digital egos we will be able to watch movies, play video games and see “actuated reality”. Pearson explains that companies will be able to tailor how the world is viewed, with the aid of the goggles, to personal consumer profiles. For instance, if I like modern buildings and you like old ones and we both visit the same architect’s office, you could see a Victorian version of reality while I see lots of chrome and glass. The position of the doors, people, etc, will all remain “true” otherwise we’d be falling all over the place.

“In three or four years from now it will be quite common to see people wearing these goggles,” Pearson says.

At home we will all have large screens — plasma, LCD or polymer — capable of beaming life-size images into our front rooms or studies, linked to webcams, broadband and voice over IP. Teleworkers will be able to have “meetings” with life-sized, high quality images of colleagues and clients.

In 15 to 20 years we will be able to link these systems to our own nervous systems, enabling us to virtually shake hands with the people on screen “. . . or kiss and cuddle, whatever you like. Imagine how much more fun sex is going to be with this technology: you will be able to feel what your partner is feeling,” Pearson says. In 30 to 40 years our entire brains will be wired up to our communications systems and we will communicate by telepathy. “Socially it will be so much nicer. You will have a really deep connection with your friends’ minds,” Pearson says excitedly — clearly he hasn’t met my friends.

Comment: Talk about the primacy of subjectivity! Hey, don´t like the world, put on the rose coloured glasses! New Age ideas in a frame!
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Every morning, the Rev. Micheal Mitchell prays that if today is the beginning of the end of the world as we know it, he will be ready.

"Ever since the terrorist attacks four years ago, I try to live every day as if it will be the last day," said Mitchell, 46, senior pastor of New Life Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church in East Flatbush.

Mitchell´s belief that he is watching biblical prophecy unfold in the form of modern day famines, floods and earthquakes has grown increasingly urgent. What with a cataclysmic earthquake swallowing whole villages in South Asia, coming on the heels of a killer tsunami and hurricanes that flooded the Gulf Coast and brought lethal mud slides to Guatemala, apocalyptic anxiety is running extraordinarily high -- among believers and nonbelievers alike.

Set against a backdrop of terror threats and worries that avian flu may morph into a pandemic, it´s no wonder that talk of a biblical-scale reckoning is cropping up in all sorts of conversations.

"A lot of people are watching the Rapture Index very carefully right now," said Stephen O´Leary, an expert on apocalypticism at the University of Southern California, referring to a Web site that purports to offer a statistical gauge of the approach of the moment that Christians believe Jesus will remove the faithful from Earth.

The Web site -- www.raptureready.com/rap2.html -- currently registers 161. Anything higher than 145 means "fasten your seatbelts," according to the legend.

Comment: We would like to reassure our readers that the Rapture index has gone down two points to 159 since this article was written. Phew!

Apocalyptic beliefs have long been an American staple. A June 2001 survey by the Barna Research Group, for instance, found that 40 percent of adults in the United States believe the physical world will end as a result of supernatural intervention. Fifty percent disagreed, and 10 percent didn´t know.

Comment: You gotta wonder why the Americans have be subjected to such heavy end of the world programming. Because they needed to internalise their special mission in the world?

Mitchell, like many Pentecostals and Charismatics, believes the seven years of calamities leading to Armageddon -- the battle in which Jesus will defeat the Anti-Christ -- may already have begun. Now, he said, he gets almost daily questions from congregants about how current events may reflect those prophecies.

"Someone in our men´s group asked whether I thought the earthquake in Asia was a sign of the coming of the Lord," he said. "I told him that I believe that that is exactly what´s taking place."

Social scientists say that such preoccupations reflect an increasingly apocalyptic mood in America, expressed not just in Christian fundamentalism, but also in secular doom-and-gloom scenarios that forecast widespread flooding as a result of global warming, or worldwide depression caused by oil shortages.

Nonbelievers tend to express their anxieties in terms of manmade ecological disasters or, more simply, an indifferent and often, hostile nature. If the recent storms and quakes portend anything, it´s climactic change, not biblical reckoning, said Oliver Haker, 28, an East Village lawyer.

Others search for a deeper, redemptive meaning behind so much suffering and despair.

"When I heard about the quake in Pakistan, I thought, ´Wow, this could be it -- we could be entering the final seven years,´" said Irwin Baxter, president and founder of Endtime Ministries in Richmond, Ind., who does a radio show about biblical prophecy (broadcast locally at 11 p.m. on WMCA/970 AM) and who lectured at Queens College last month.

Naysayers note that such predictions are a constant in human history -- and have always been proven wrong.

"We have an acute need to find an explanation for suffering, pain and death," O´Leary said.

Certainly, it is a sign of the times that book sellers report an uptick in sales for books not just about biblical prophecy, but also that explain disasters in scientific terms.

Besides the steady popularity of apocalyptic titles, like the bestselling Left Behind series, "what we have seen recently is marked interest in books that help readers understand the issues of the day," said Bill Tipper, bestsellers editor for Barnes&Noble.com.

Rabbi Irwin Kula, president of the Manhattan-based National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, said that for Jews, as well as Christians, millenial thinking offers purpose to life. But he warns that it can also be used to "escape from real world ethical obligations."

He stresses a Jewish teaching that if one is planting a tree, and hears the messiah is coming, one should continue planting. "It´s our life-affirming actions that produce the reality of a messianic future," Kula said
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