December 2006

Tell Bush and Congress: Hands Off Iran!

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 29/12/2006 - 17:11

Stop the war on Iran
We must act now to stop another war.

As the war in Iraq drags on into a fourth brutal year, the same politicians who led the U.S. to war in 2003 are preparing for a new war --this time against the people of Iran.

Once again using the pretext of "weapons of mass destruction," the U.S. is moving the forces into place in preparation for a possible attack. The USS Eisenhower strike force, with some 800 Tomahawk cruise missiles and a fleet of bombers, has moved into the Persian Gulf. A second carrier group, led by the USS Stennis, is now steaming toward the region. The London Telegraph reported this spring that "a major American attack on Iran's nuclear sites would kill up to 10,000 people and lead to war in the Middle East."

Altnews List Server DOWN

Submitted by Webmaster on Fri, 29/12/2006 - 13:07

Due to unforeseen actions by our ex hosting provider, the Altnews Mail List Server is currently down until such time that we have been able to retrieve our equipment.

Mail lists affected are: lists.altnews.com.au - lists.globalgreens.org - lists.austrop.org.au - lists.endcredits.org - lists.cainsfm891.org - lists.globalplasticrecyclers.com and lists.cairnsbug.org

To our knowledge Cairns BUG, AUSTROP, Cairns FM 89.1, Endcredits Film Club and Global Plastic Recyclers Pty Ltd have paid to provide list services while Altnews and Global Greens Mail lists are initiatives of the Altnews webmaster.

Why do men do what they do

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 29/12/2006 - 12:43

For the guys who do the right thing and the women who don't.

From my divorce from my ex wife in Aug 1999 to just after my second marriage in Jan 2005, I looked after my two children, a daughter aged 7 and a son aged 4 when I gained voluntary custody. Whilst I had custody I worked and gave the children the best family environment I could.

Wishing you all a prosperous and healthful 2007

Submitted by Webmaster on Fri, 29/12/2006 - 11:54

This e-mail is from Clemens Vermeulen who has been looking after your domain name(s) and your web and e-mail hosting for a long time. Since 1995 for some in fact.

Allow me to wish you a very prosperous and especially healthful 2007

I advise there are some changes to my business affairs that may affect you:

A Look Back and Ahead In An Age of Neocon Rule

Submitted by Stephen Lendman on Thu, 28/12/2006 - 09:49

- by Stephen Lendman

Borrowing the opening line from Dickens' Tale of Two Cities - "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...." He referred to the French Revolution promising "Liberte, egalite and fraternite" that began in 1789, inspired by ours from 1775 - 1783. It ended a 1000 years of monarchical rule in France benefiting those of privilege and established the nation as a republic the way ours did for us here a few years earlier.

That was the good news. The bad was the wrong people came to power. They were the Jacobins who at first were revolutionary moderates and patriots until they lost control to extremists like Maximilien Robespierre who ushered in a "reign of terror" (The Great Terror sounding a lot like today's "war on terror") characterized by brutal repression against perceived enemies from within the Revolution who didn't get a chance to prove they weren't. In the name of defending it, individual rights were denied and civil liberties suspended. Laws were passed that allowed charging those designated counter-revolutionaries or enemies of the state with undefined crimes against liberty.

A Look Back and Ahead In An Age of Neocon Rule

Submitted by Webmaster on Thu, 28/12/2006 - 00:51

A Look Back and Ahead In An Age of Neocon Rule - by Stephen LendmanBorrowing the opening line from Dickens' Tale of Two Cities - "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...." He referred to the French Revolution promising "Liberte, egalite and fraternite" that began in 1789, inspired by ours from 1775 - 1783. It ended a 1000 years of monarchal rule in France benefitting those of privilege and established the nation as a republic the way ours did for us here a few years earlier.

Reports of Fidel Castro's Impending Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated - by Stephen Lendman

Can you help? - by John Tracey

The office of the Qld Adult Guardian have imposed draconian and cruel restrictions on the life of my nephew Marley Creed (above) including confining him to Brisbane against his will

Marley has (and has been assessed by the supreme court to have) the capacity to make all decisions in his life except for financial matters - he has a physical disability

However on 19/12/06 the Guardianship and Administration Tribunal removed all powers of decision making about his personal life and gave those powers to the Adult Guardian

They have however made no attempt at all to provide his basic needs such as accommodation clothes a survivable income and health care

- Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

The Washington State Supreme Court, in its wisdom, a few days ago (December 14th, 2006), literally, for all time, smashed the New York ad agency run "quackbuster" operation's effort to use individual State Administrative hearings to destroy innovation in health care in favor of the "drugs, drugs, and more drugs" medical monopoly. The sleazy "Plan of '96" has been thwarted.

(TruthJusticeHonor) An Engineer's View of Christmas

Submitted by Editor on Sat, 23/12/2006 - 04:17

Merry Christmas my oh so smart little friend from down under.Blessings and all things wonderful from your friend from up above.

Love,Jean

Quote: There are approximately 2 billion children (persons under age 14) in the world. However, since Santa does not visit children of Muslim, Hindu, Jewish or Buddhist (except maybe in Japan) religions, this reduces the workload for Christmas night to 19% of the total, or 378 million (according to the population reference bureau). At an average (census) rate of 3.5children per household, that comes to 108 million homes, presuming there is at least one good child in each. Unquote --- Read More

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