Friday, June 30, 2006

asteroid encounter: earth target in 'cosmic shooting gallery'

A large asteroid is hurtling towards earth, and will pass us on Monday (hopefully) - wizzing past Earth only slightly further away than the moon!


Astronomers are currently trying to get a better bearing on the rock (called 2004 XP14) to find out exactly how big it is, but it is not expected to hit earth.

According to the authorative '':

"So far in 2006, we have already had two asteroids approach closer than Hermes did in 1937. But these two asteroids were estimated to be no larger than about 66-feet/20-meters across. 2004 XP14 on the other hand, is probably about 30 times larger, though for now astronomers can only say that it's between a quarter-mile and a half-mile wide.

And as close as 2004 XP14 will come, another object on the Potentially Hazardous Asteroid docket is destined to pass much closer to Earth and possibly could pose a threat to our planet. On April 13, 2029, the asteroid 99942 Apophis is expected to pass a mere 18,600 miles (30,000 km.) above Earth’s surface.

While there is no chance that a collision will occur, there are some, like former Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart, who have voiced concerns that after the scarily close 2029 approach that Apophis’ orbit could end up in resonance with Earth’s orbit. In fact, if Apophis were to pass through a narrow “gravitational keyhole” there would be a small possibility of a collision in 2036 or 2069. Right now, however, the probability of such an impact is placed at 1-in-28,000."


Does all this explain why the Americans are desperate to get the Space Shuttle off the ground (take off planned for tomorrow) even though many experts think it is still not safe? Answer: No it does not.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

NatWest Three: British citizens lose extradition appeal - could be on next plane to Texan jail

Three British citizens who used to work for the Nat West bank, could have FBI snatch squads knocking on their doors any time from now, after their appeal to the European Court of Human Rights against being extradited to the USA was rejected on Monday.

Their case is the latest in a series of 'kidnapping' attempts by the US government in Britain including Gary McKinnon (see below), and Mark Emery (in Canada), which leaves many people wondering if national sovereignty means anything anymore. Or are we all just colonial subject-slaves of the 'Burger' Empire?

Thanks to a one sided 'fast track' extradition procedure agreed by the disgraced Home Secretry David Blunkett in 2003, originally to deal with 'terrorist' suspects, the US can 'kidnap' anyone from Britain without offering any evidence against them what so ever. Yet if Britain wants to extradite anyone from the USA, US citizens are protected until adequate evidence is provided.


The case has outraged top City buisness supporters of the NatWest Three so much that they have quickly organised what may be an 'illegal march' on the Home Office today.

The demo may be illegal under new laws (Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005) which require one weeks notice before any demonstration near the Houses of Parliament.

The march, which could be the smartest dressed demo ever, is even supported by Sir Digby Jones, the Chairman of the CBI. He says the three 'wanted' men "represent no threat to society, yet they will be banged up in a US prison with rapists and drug addicts, deprived of their liberty for up to two years even while a case is compiled."

Apparently organisers of the demonstration has been warned by the Police that anything except business suits i.e. tshirts, placards, slogans etc. "will not be tolerated".

The Nat West three are accused of being involved in the American Enron scandal and organising the "biggest ever bank robbery in Britain". They face rotting in a US jail, eating junk food for 28 years.

One of the 'wanted' felons, Gary Mulgrew, is the son of Trish Godman, the Scottish parliament’s deputy speaker, and Labour MSP for West Renfrewshire. His son Calum keeps a home made 'spear' under his bed - to fight off the FBI agents if they come to take his dad away.


Gary McKinnon (pictured right), discovered that major Pentagon computer networks were not even protected by a pass word much less a fire wall. He found anyone could get in - and with no more computer skills than that required to log on to MSN. And like almost anyone with a modicum of curiosity, Gary checked it out. He did not have to 'hack in' to the Pentagon computers; all he had to do was 'click in'. If anything he did the Americans a big favour in showing up a major security threat which could have been used by terrorists. Instead he is being treated like a terrorist. Now he faces extradition to the USA, and spending 70 years in a top security American jail as the worlds 'top hacker'. When he was arrested he was originally told by 'relaxed' British police that the most he would get in Britain for his 'crimes' was six months - suspended. That changed when agents from the American 'gestapo' appeared. In May a British Judge ruled that Gary McKinnon should be extradited to the USA. Now his main hope is the European Court of Human Rights - the court which has just rejected the NatWest Three appeal.


THURSDAY 29th JUNE AT 5pm from the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall, marching to the Home Office in Marsham Street in Marsham Street, a short distance away. Dress smart - or be extradited.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

evicted big brother contestent charles clarke attacks ex house mates

Above: Charles Clarke carrying out a Big Brother task which involved being Home Secretary and trying not to talk Double Speak. He failed.

Above: Charles Clarke pleaded for a second chance, but his pleas fell on deaf ears; he was evicted. Now he has struck back at his ex house mates who voted against him.

Charles Clarke says:

John Reid spends hours in the toilet reading the Sun and back copies of the 'News of the World'.

Tony Blair was "wrong, wrong, wrong" for voting to evict him. But Clarke is "not angry", it is just that Tony (who he still likes as a friend), has no sence of direction, needs to get his act together, stop taking drugs, and is probally too 'spaced out' to stay in the House for much longer.

John Reid is "fundamentally wrong" about almost everything. Clarke is furious at the 'woolly liberal slut' slur being put about by Reid, who has also claimed that Clarke left the Home Office in an appalling, "dysfunctional" state, with no washing up done, piles of dirty linen everywhere and over flowing rubbish bins. Reid, who is now Home Secretary, and responsible for saving Britain from going to pot, was recently embarrassed after police found cannabis in his house.

Big Brother observers say Clarke's outbursts failed to live up to pre publicity promices of being a "Geoffrey Howe Moment" similar to when Lord Howe famously destroyed the Tory 'pin up' girl, Lady Thatcher, forcing her humiliating eviction.

Instead it looks like Clarke is lining himself up to be invited back into the house in a new series, possibly starting later this year, which will feature the controversial Labour male model 'hunk' Gordon Brown. Insiders say the plan for the new show involves Brown occupying the master bed room, which will have a massive mirror on the ceiling over the bed.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

kings cross: inside the zone of death

A DANGEROUS fire, involving highly explosive cylinders of oxyacetylene, has turned Kings Cross into a 'twilight zone' of potential mass destruction (PMD).

The fire started when sparks from an oxyacetylene torch used to cut steel set fire to a wooden pallet at the top of the tower.

Against all Health and Safety Regulations the inflamable wooden pallet was loaded with cylinders of highly explosive oxyacetylene.

Today a flame could be seen burning out of a leak in one of the cylinders, and emergency services feared it could 'go critical' at any time setting off a massive explosion and fireball which would destroy the entire area.

Above: The 'Zone of Death' installation, Kings Cross, London. Cranes by Sir Robert McAlpine (who built the original Wembly Stadium); security by the Metropolitan Police; potential massive disaster by A Bunch of Cowboys.

Accident prevention advice: "Oxygen will cause a fire to burn more fiercely and a mixture of oxygen and a fuel gas can cause an explosion. It is, therefore, essential that the oxygen cylinders are separated from the fuel gas cylinders and stored in an area free from combustible material."

Above: Inside the 'Zone of Death' today it was the ultimate 'Congestion Zone' - there was no traffic at all. Like the zombie horror movie 28 Days Later - Kings Cross was as quiet as a grave yard.

Above: You could hear a pin drop as schmoo watched a crane hoist observers, armed with a heat sensing camera, towards the tower in a daring 'space hoist mission'.

Above: The observers mission was to try to estimate the weakness of the burnt pallet, which is all that is preventing the cylinders from falling seven stories to the ground. Meanwhile schmoo has heard that contractors on the site have been told that the disruption will go on for at least "several days" and could last "up to 10 days". However commuter trains may be allowed to start running into the main line Kings Cross station tomorrow.

Above: Thunderbirds are Go! The observers get closer - apparently they are actually hoping the burning cylinder will fall, ending the risk of it detonating the other cylinders in an explosion which would make Bin Laden proud.

Some people are complaining about a paternalistic, 'Mummy State' over reaction by the authorities in closing down Kings Cross, one of the main commuter hubs in London (supposedly eight 'ley lines' also converge there). However, it must be better to be alive and complaining, than running the serious risk of being blown to pieces in a horrific disaster, which will only serve to sell more news papers like the 'Evening Death Standard'. People should remember that while we are lucky to live in a Welfare State, there is as yet no citizen's complaint procedure for the dead. This is no doubt yet another example of the failings of the Home Office - but David Cameron, leader of the 'Living Dead Party' is probally working on it, because if all the dead Tories could vote, he might be the next Prime Minister. Then he would start even more wars than Tony Blair, creating yet more dead people to vote for him. That would be a real horror show'; 'The Rise of the Living Dead Tories.'

schmoo can exclusively reveal that the sequal to '28 Days Later' is to be filmed at Canery Wharf. This seems apt as the place is already full of zombies.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Big Brother in Kit Kat 'Baby Killer' Corruption Probe

Big Brother's torture chambers in Channel 4's 'Ministry of Information' Interrogation Centre could be closed down, with the loss of many jobs, because of a corruption scandal involving the 'Kit Kat' sweet bar.


The latest crisis to hit Big Brother, after the loss of close friend Charles Clarke, is believed to be due to corrupt activities by suspected serial baby killers, Nestlé, who are still at large.

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is sending in special investigators after informers gave evidence that the KIT KAT 'golden ticket' promotion run by Nestlé for the Big Brother education program was fixed.

The involvement of enemy agents is strongly suspected.

The carefully laid plan was to allow 43-year-old enemy model Susie Verrico to infiltrate the Big Brother house, with the sole purpose of spreading anti Party properganda.

'It has been alleged that the draw was fixed and that the winner Susie was preselected,' an ASA spokesperson comrade said. 'We are investigating whether the draw was made in accordance with the laws of chance and with an independent observer as the CAP Code requires.'


Nestlé are also accused of selling dodgy breast milk substitute to millions of impoverished mothers, but they refuse to admit their guilt.

In this latest desperate scheme they hoped to spread poisonous propaganda to millions of young followers of Big Brother, slowly murdering them with innocent looking treats laced with deadly sugar and dairy products.

A Channel 4 Interrogation Centre spokesperson comrade said: "If we have to lay off our top mind control and lie propagation technicians we could loose irreplaceable skills built up over generations, ever since Big Brother started the BBC. Long live Big Brother!"

Yes! And long live the comrades at Interrogation Centre 4!

Enemy agent involvement is also suspected in the British Airways price fixing crisis, and in what was obviously an assassination attempt on footballer comrade Michael Owen, during the England v Sweden match.

post secret

Above: post at 'post secret' the brilliant internet confessional blog.

san andreas fault: southern california ready to blow says nature magazine

The results of research just published in the authorative Nature Magazine strongly suggests that a "considerable amount of strain" is building up in Southern California and could create a 8.0 richter scale quake within the next 10 years.

This will especially annoy Arab investors who brought up vast tracts of California from the Chinese in the 1980's without realising that the whole area could fall into the sea at any moment. The Chinese then invested in Australia.


Wednesday, June 21, 2006

summer solstice: remembering the stonehenge festival & the battle of the beanfield

Above: Today is the Summer Solstice, which is the equilivent of Christmas for Pagans. More than 17,000 people were at Stonehenge to celebrate and there was just one arrest. It may not be perfect (bring back the Stonehenge Free Festival!), but what an improvement on 21 years ago, when nearly 600 people were arrested in the 'Battle of the Beanfield' which took place in Wiltshire near Stonehenge on June 1st 1985.

The battle started when hundreds of riot police attacked a 200 vehicle strong 'Peace Convoy' of 'hippie' buses and trucks, as it advanced through the Wilshire countryside towards Stonehenge which it intended to occupy for the annual 'Stone Henge Festival in defiance of a ban ordered by Maggie Thatcher the Tory Tyrant.


Way before 'Glastonbury Festival' was the 'New Ascot' (and before there were more 'Class A' drugs at Ascot than at Glastonbury), there was the 'Stonehenge People's Free Festival' which went on for at least a month - or longer if you had done enough acid.

And before Stonehenge there was the 'Windsor People's Free Festival' (pictured above) but that got smashed up in 1974 by 600 riot police attacking at dawn.

Despite endless harrasment, by 1984 the Stonehenge Festival had developed into a massive annual event with dozens of stages attended by over 100,000 people.

Seeing it was getting way more popular than 'Songs of Praise' and possibly even Christmas, the Cromwellian minded Maggie Thatcher had the pagan Summer Solstice festival banned; Stonehenge was surrounded with barbed wire and cops - even the Druids were banned.


It was the 'Dark Ages' of Thatcherism; even the weather was worse when she was in power, and Britain was a virtual police state. In fact the police were virtually the army having been used as such to destroy the miners, who had lost the plot after being appallingly led by Auther Scargill.

Thatcher was inspired by her personal friend President Pinochet of Chile who invented the 'dissappearing dissident' policy which involved throwing people who wanted a National Health Service out of helicopers over the sea.

Thatcher even had the Metropolitan Police doing exercises which involved driving round London in trucks practicing the mass arrest of leftwing dissidents and opening up prison camps in Norfolk!

Having smashed the miners, Thatcher turned to what she saw as the next greatest threat to Toryism and Handbag Economics - the hippies! The order went out from No 10 Frowning Street - "Get the Convoy".

The 'Convoy' was a fantastic collection of old buses and trucks which went from festival to festival having fun and sex in fields. It was 'raves' before raves existed. It grew, and grew and grew into what became known as the 'Peace Convoy'. The Peace Convoy was second only to the British Army in its ability to 'take' any part of the country it wished, for increasingly massive and debauched festivals. It was every parents nightmare, a Daily Mail vision of the Apocalypse, and Thatcher, by now a confirmed alcoholic decided to get the "druggies."

(Ironically in doing this Thatcher created the 'Brew Crew' and the 'Crusties' who favoured mixing 'Special Brew' and barbiturates and not washing ever, but that is another story).


So it was that on June 1st 1985 that the police viciously attacked the convoy as it approached Stonehenge, forcing it into a beanfield and smashing up the vehicles, arresting 537 people, dragging pregnent women and children through broken windows and by the hair, and killing their animals. It was lucky no humans were killed.

This was an atrocity; Lord Cardigan, who witnessed the attack was so shocked he wrote to the Daily Telegraph and bravely prevented the whole thing being covered up. ITN News got footage but it was censored.


schmoo was there - that is why we say - "Lords and even cops can be OK - But Never Trust A Tory Thatcherite"

Recommended further reading: 'The Battle of the Beanfield' edited by Andy Worthington.

Windsor Free Festival Archive

Other links: Willy X - The Stonehenge Campaign - Stonehenge Archive
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saving the whale pictures: how £60 saved a whale from being turned into fish curry

Most of the crew of a Greenpeace boat, the 'Arctic Sunrise' who tried to stage a protest about Japan's killing of whales, are today languishing in jail on the island of St Kitts.

The Greenpeace activists were caught in possession of 863 cardboard whale tails - one whale tail for every whale the Japanese "research" program killed in the Southern Ocean last season.

They were in the process of creating a symbolic 'whale graveyard' near the International Whaling Commission meeting being held on St Kitts when they were arrested by police, some armed with M-16 semi automatic rifles.

Greenpeace says that the Japanese will kill 1000 whales this year, despite an international protection agreement which Japan is trying to end - and in the mean time is ignoring, using 'research' as their spurious alibi for murder.

Below is the story of one whale that got away:

Above: This female 'whale shark' pictured on a beach in Kerela, India is officially a protected 'endangered species'. Instead it was in grave danger of being turned into fish curry after being brought in by fishermen who caught it in their nets.

Above: An 'auction' starts on the beach with restaurant and hotel owners bidding against each other for kilos of flesh.

Above: "I'll have that bit."

Above: "Greenpeace? No No, I'll take a 10 kilo piece".

Above: By this time the poor whale was about to die when the hero of our story, friend of schmoo, english women Sally appears wondering what all the fuss is about. No stranger to animal rights issues Sally is the inventor of a unique method of making silk which does not kill the silkworm like normal 'violent silk' does. She soon realises what is happening: "Put that back in the sea!" she shouts! But the fishermen explain they are selling it for food. Sally asks; "How much for the whole whale?" "5000 rupees" they reply. Above: "Done" says Sally. 5000 rupees is about £60.

Above: After being paid the fishermen agree to put the whale back out to sea. The whale is saved!

• Whale has the last word: Just as it is about to escape the whale flips it's tail - and knocks two of the fishermen unconscious!

• Double blubber: The story quickly spreads and is featured on local radio and TV stations as 'Tourist Saves Whale". The next morning Sally finds everything has doubled in price. The hotel and cafe owners think that if she can afford to save a whale she can afford to pay double for everything else! Almost broke, Sally had to leave, but her brave assertive action saved a whale, and shows what one individual can do, if they have the guts and gumpsion to do the right thing.

Read the latest about the imprisoned Greenpeace crew on their 'Arctic Sunrise' blog.href="" rel="tag">whales -

world war cup injuries mount: is football a blood sport?

Above: With Rooney obviously still not 100%, and Owen stretchered out by the Red Cross one minute into the Swedish game last night, casualties are mounting in the world cup. Or is it just a surrogate World War 3? It is certainly a globalised battle between 'super powers' Nike and Adidas, competing to rake in the profits as the world war cup's top sponsors (arms dealers).

Adidas has sold 15 million 'Teamgeist' world cup footballs at £75 each (thats adloadidas of cash), while 'Kalachnikov' Nike using 'guerrilla-marketing' tactics, is fueling civil wars worldwide, as a billion teenagers fight for the right to have sweaty feet.

Not surprisingly top mercenary David Beckham thinks the Adidas 'Teamgeist' football is "great"; he is sponsored by (fights for) ... Adidas.


Goalkeepers seem to hate the 'Teamgeist' (if they are not sponcered by Adidas); "it feels like plastic" says German goalkeeper, Jens Lehmann, "it feels like plastic" says England goalkeeper David Robinson.

Meanwhile England's 'Winston Churchill" Eriksson (a £5 million quid general) has been touring the field hospitals, with Rooney (sponsored by BUPA?) still weak after a roadside bomb attack, Owen shot in the knee, plus squaddies Gary Neville and Rio Ferdinand also wounded.

However, thankfully 'England' is still part of 'Britain' (sponsored by Coke?), so there is still the 'National Health Service' (sponsored by McDonalds) to look after the injured footballers if BUPA needs to pass on the difficult work at it usually does. (Rooney was treated at a BUPA hospital in Manchester).

BUPA is involved in a row with doctors after trying to draw up a list of approved (ie cheap) eye specialists. Hopefully there will be no fingers in the eye injuries for England.

Latest war news: Nike says it is approaching $1.5 billion in soccer-related sales, more than double what it generated in 2002 and a huge jump from the $40 million in soccer goods it rang up in 1994, when the U.S. played host to the World Cup for the first time. Adidas, the longtime leader, is expecting a better than 30 percent sales jump this year to more than $1.5 billion.

• Gordon Brown (sponsored by Adidas?) and David Cameron (sponsored by Nike?) were at the Swedish game. Nike is one of the most boycotted companies in the world due to their history of using child labour.

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Monday, June 19, 2006

philippines: death to the death penalty

Good news! The Philippines has become the 125th nation on earth to abolish the death penalty.

The death penalty does not work: in the USA all the states that have the death penalty have a higher murder rate than those who do not.

warning! web slashers at work


Shock and Horror - corporate web vandals are trying to slash everyone's connections (except their own), and if they get their way, soon everywhere will be like China. All you will be able to see on the internet will be catalogues and 'shopping carts'.

Soon 'Google' will have to be renamed 'Poodle'; 'broadband' will be 'bigotsband' and the 'internet' will be the 'liersnet'. The only 'bloggers' you will be able to read will be Fibbers.

Research then react: read this from www.buzzflash, then start raising hell: Web of Deceit: How Internet Freedom Got the Federal Ax, And Why Corporate News Censored the Story

A call to action from US Senator John Edwards

When 'MoveOn' and 'The Christian Coalition' agree about something, it's a good bet they're right. Groups as wide-ranging as 'Gun Owners of America' on one side, and the 'One America Committee' on the other are fighting to keep the Internet the way it is now - free and open to anyone with access to a computer.

Today, everyone in the world can communicate through the Internet on an equal basis. A small-time programmer like Pierre Omidyar can start an auction site out of his home office and turn it into eBay. A blogger like Josh Marshall can post his opinions on 'Talking Points Memo' and end up attracting more readers than the country's biggest newspapers.

On the Internet, big corporations are on equal footing with everyday people. And it needs to stay that way.

BUT HERE’S THE DANGER!!!! Right now, special interests are pushing bills through the US Congress that would divide the Internet in two. Corporate deals would determine which web sites would run incredibly fast and which ones would barely run at all. Some users might not be able to access sites operated by, well, regular people.

I don't want Internet service providers to decide which web sites I can look at. And I know you don't either.

Last week, the House of Representatives fell in line with industry demands and passed a telecommunications bill without 'net neutrality' protections. That means our only hope of stopping them is in the Senate. Please tell your Senator to keep the Interest the way it is now - free and open to all.

Some people fear that creating two tiers of the Internet could allow service providers to shut down web sites whose politics they didn't like. But even if they didn't discriminate based on content, the access fees could marginalise smaller and poorer players.

This is the completely wrong direction. We should be making the Internet more accessible, not less. We should be working to connect rural areas, schools in poor neighbourhoods and wherever people have not yet benefited from access to innovation and technology.

The companies that want to charge for the Internet are running a slick public relations campaign to make themselves look like a netroots operation. That's why the folks on our side need to wage a real - and overwhelming - netroots effort to make sure Congress understands that Americans and everyone want to keep the Internet the way it is - free and open to everyone.

I'm turning to you to ask for your help. You know how important the Internet is to free speech, especially political speech. And you know what it takes to turn out the netroots. Let's show them how it's done!

Sign the petition now.

And then, use the Internet to protect the Internet. Please forward this email to your friends, family, and everyone you know in America..

Your friend, John Edwards, US Senate.

Friday, June 16, 2006

News of the World prostitutes in druggie sex murder attempt on Paul McCartney and Heather Mills

The News of the Word breathlessly accuses 'Lady Macca' of terrible crimes; she was allegedly a lesbian, had group sex and got paid £1000 for a blow job.

What is wrong with any of that?????

schmoo has a shameful confession - we read the News of the World story. We heard how not only did she allegedly get paid for sex, but worse, much worse according to the News of the Screws - she enjoyed it!

Fact: The most common newspaper you find in litter bins apart from the Daily Mail ... is the News of the World.

world cup: germans in party attack on england

Some German fans tried to sabotage the England World cup effort by partying all night outside their hotel thinking they would put the players off their game due to lack of sleep.

But they never had a chance; Merry England is the party centre of the universe! That is why if the Germans had tried that trick in Britain they would have been arrested under Puritain Cromwellian Laws which criminalises more than two people dancing together (based on the puritain belief that 2.1 is a nuclear family, but three is an orgy).

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

E7 terrorist attack: forest gate police say 'sorry'

Above: Police terrorist torture headquarters at Paddington Green where innocent brothers were interrogated; was police 'informant' the cleaning lady?

bilderbergs: 'rulers of the world' meet in canada


Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands were in Ottawa last weekend for the annual gathering of the ultra-secretive, but not-so-secret Bilderberg Group.

According to reports some attendees had the single-letter "B", presumably for 'Barsted', on their luggage tags as they arrived at the airport.

Big 'B's seen arriving included Jorma Ollila, chairman of Royal Dutch Shell, Egil Myklebust, chairman of Scandinavian Airlines, World Bank president James Wolfenson, and Frank McKenna, former New Brunswick premier and ex-Canadian ambassador to the U.S.

Another major 'B' spotted was Mr. Perle, former assistant secretary of defence to president Ronald Reagan, who has also been an advisor to President George W. Bush, and is said to be a close friend of Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Meanwhile the event also attracted conspiracy theorists and dedicated Bilderberg watchers, including James P. Tucker Jr., a 71-year-old writer who claims to have covered every Bilderberg conference for the last 30 years and has recently published a book called the Bilderberg Diary. He said: “Some people say that I advocate a conspiracy theory. That's not true. I recognize a conspiracy fact.”

Many people, including Mr Tucker, believe the Bilderbergers are part of an unelected world government run by an elite group of people whose main objective is to control all the natural resources of the planet.

Not surprisingly Tony Blair, who may end up running the United Nations after he quits as British Prime Minister, has attended Bilderberger meetings in the past.

There were rumers that other 'B's' at this years meeting included New York Governor George Pataki, deputy prime minister of Iraq Ahmad Chalabi, the heads of Coca-Cola, Credit Suisse, the Royal Bank of Canada, plus cabinet ministers from Spain and Greece.

A number of media mogul monsters attended, including the publisher of Canada's 'Globe & Mail' which was one of the few newspapers to cover the story.

schmoo once successfully gatecrashed a 'Trilateral Commission' meeting in London and met David Rockerfeller! The Trilateral Commission is similar to the Bilderbergers, but may be even more influencial being a 'Trilateral' alliance between vested interests in Europe, the USA and Japan (and possibly aliens from Mars). The charming, but possibly very evil 'satan incarnate' Rockerfeller, who's great grandfather allegidly threw slaves into the Mississippi when he was bored, explained to a horrified schmoo (who was a Vegan at the time), how his hobby was collecting dead beatles from all over the world - and then produced one he had in a match box.

Soon afterwards Rockerfeller suggested dinner at a famous Tokyo restaurant - he had forgotten that he was in London.


Monday, June 12, 2006

charles de menezes: 'shoot to kill'

A poem by Eddie Woods:


In Memory of Jean Charles de Menezes

I can just hear the sentiments
racing through that cop's heart
(do cops actually have hearts?)
as he pumped seven bullets
into an innocent man's head:
“Take this, you Muslim bastard!”
And this - bang!
And this - bang!
And this - bang!
And this - bang!
And this - bang!
And this - bang!

Except he turned out to be Brazilian.
Oh well, win some, lose some.
And I doubt there's a shortage
of electricians in London.

Seven slugs? At point blank range?
How dead did you want him?

There are lessons to be learned:
Never wear a coat in summer,
you might only end up colder.
Running late for a train?
Miss it and catch another;
yesterday's ride could prove your last.
Forget about taking a lunch to work,
especially in a briefcase or backpack;
choke at a nearby greasy spoon instead,
unless you don't mind never eating again.
If you're being chased by strange men
and are afraid they want to mug you,
stop in your tracks and let them go for it;
better beat up & robbed than safely dead.
Or maybe skip going out of doors altogether;
stay home, quietly starve, and watch on TV
all the lovely ways good people say bye-byes.

Meanwhile, you can trust me on this one:
There are more bombings to come.
And if the West and its lackeys
fail to quickly change their tunes,
very soon you'll be hearing me say
not merely that we asked for it
but that we fucking well deserve it!

EDDIE WOODS (July 26th 2005).

More about Eddie Woods

super horror at the super market

Not on the Label (ISBN: 0141015667), by Felicity Lawrence.

Review by Marcopolo. Montage by Mike Lesser.

This is an outstanding and fascinating book, and difficult to review since almost every page contains noteworthy facts and figures and insights. It follows roughly the same pattern as 'Fast Food Nation' by Eric Schlosser, and 'Shopped' by Joanna Blythman; i.e. an in-depth review of the industrialisation of our food supply. But Lawrence goes much further into the overall global situation and reveals a veritable catalogue of disasters.

Most of the book concerns the multinational supermarkets, with the remainder examining the multinational "agribusinesses" (Monsanto, Cargill, etc), and food companies. It`s highly instructive to read that the latter, including giants like Nestle and Unilever, have in recent years been severely pressured by the major supermarket chains, which have grown so large, rich and powerful in the last 30-odd years that they`re now able to dictate terms to those companies.

Apart from that, they`ve stealthily taken over a large percentage of the entire global food market, and have caused immense environmental and social damage at every stage of the food chain. It starts with the poisoning of the soil and groundwater due to the chemicals used in industrial farming (for instance 55% of the UK`s groundwater is now "nitrate vulnerable", a euphemism for chemically polluted), and continues with the appalling conditions and treatment inflicted upon literally billions of factory-farm animals.

At the other end of the food chain are the hapless general public, who are consuming unnatural polluted food and drinks. This has resulted in an explosion of obesity, disease and ill-health in the West and in other countries which have adopted a modern Western diet: for instance it`s estimated that half of all middle-aged Britons are suffering from a "clinically evident nutritional problem"; and diet is actually now on a par with tobacco as a cause of illness.

The alarm bells are also ringing in all of the intervening stages of the industrialised food chain:

1) An estimated 2.5 billion people around the world depend on agriculture for their livelihoods, a majority of them in developing countries; agricultural industrialisation is increasingly marginalising and impoverishing them, driving many of them off their land and into towns and cities; this has created enormous social problems in many countries.

2) A huge pool of underpaid migrant workers has been created who live and work in conditions not much better than the industrial livestock; these people are an essential part of the multinationals` operations, enabling them to keep their profits at a maximum. Once again the problem is global; here in the UK large agricultural areas have been inundated with cheap labour, most of them impoverished immigrants, causing immense pressure on local housing and infrastructure and creating social tensions with the locals.

3) Pollution has increased enormously under the industrialised farming system. Apart from the chemicals used on the crops and animals, the transportation of food around the world and around various countries uses vast amounts of fuel; for instance in "the good old days" food was driven from surrounding areas into local markets, wholesalers and shops, and imported produce (eg tea, coffee, bananas etc) was transported by sea. Nowadays a great deal of supermarket food is imported by air, and the major supermarkets` lorries travel almost one billion kilometres per year on the UK`s overcrowded roads. With 40% of lorries on the UK`s roads used by industrial food suppliers, the quality of life for all of us has declined, as the lorries blight our lives with pollution, noise, and danger, and ever-larger roads are built to accommodate them.

4) The importation of cheap food from other (usually third-world) countries has decimated the farming sector in the West, and in many other countries as well, with the result that here in the UK, from being a food-surplus nation a few decades ago we are now only 4% self-sufficient in fruit and 52% self-sufficient in vegetables (and most of them are denatured and polluted). This is a highly uneconomic and unstable situation, and countless thousands of farmers have gone bankrupt. Also the effects on the third-world countries participating in the multinationals` system has been little short of devastating, as traditional smallholders have been forced off their land and superseded by industrial farms, and are now locked into a cycle of poverty and exploitation. Many third-world people are starving while their countries` industrialised farms export food to the West.

5) The industrialisation of our food supply has created many more social problems. Apart from bankrupting millions of smallholding farmers, large supermarkets have bankrupted countless independent retailers, with the result that many areas in the UK and the West are now "food deserts", with little or no fresh food available locally. This results in yet more pollution as shoppers have to drive to the nearest (usually out of town) supermarket, and causes immense hardship for people without cars. Also of course local communities are adversely effected on many levels, from the bankrupting of local shops and smallholders, with accompanying unemployment, to the loss of traditional skills (butchers, bakers etc), to the loss of local social interaction and cohesion.

6) The supermarkets` avaricious practices include transferring the cost of storing food onto the suppliers and ordering it at short notice when they need it (another area where a cheap mobile workforce is required); this means that nowadays supermarkets hold little or no stock apart from what`s on the shelves. And this means that the whole supply depends on the uninterrupted flow of fuel for the lorries. As we all know, oil is running out and the Middle East is highly volatile. Here in the UK we got a taste of what could happen when oil supplies falter during the fuel strike in 2000; one senior government official admitted that we were within days of running out of food, and bread was within hours of running out. This is a very precarious situation.

Lawrence makes hundreds of other important observations throughout the book and builds up a solid body of evidence exposing the incalculable damage being wrought by the supermarkets and multinationals.

However at the end of the book there`s a comprehensive section detailing what we can do to stop the rot, or at least alleviate it, with pages of details for further information.

Obviously the most simple and effective method is to stop shopping in supermarkets and use local retailers and food supply-delivery companies; the latter deliver fresh food to your doorstep, saving the time and trouble of shopping.

It is imperative that we change our shopping habits to prevent the supermarkets` stranglehold on the global food chain getting any tighter.

ASDA, who have gone down hill as well as down market ever since being gobbled up by Walmart, recently paid a reported £3.5m to the footballer Wayne Rooney and his fiancée Coleen McLoughlin help flog athletes foot powder amongst other things. Now they are being accused of selling rotten food along with the rotten foot medicine.

A recent film 'Wal-Mart - The High Price of Low Cost' shows how the worlds biggest retailer of junk food, forces smaller competitors out of business, pays its employees so badly they have to claim welfare payments, and conducts witch hunts against anyone who joins a union.

Watch this space for details of a corporate revolution being planned by the schmookovists.

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Sunday, June 11, 2006

immigration: no entry to britain as home office website hit by 'technical difficulties'

If there really is a 'Big Brother' as many conspiracy theories believe, he lives at the Home Office watching 24 hour CCTV, and being very efficient at tracking down honest dissidents and throwing them into prison camps.

According to the 'Daily Mail', on the other hand, 'Big Brother' does exist - but he is asleep on the sofa, while rapists and illegal immigrants/terrorists/bus pass fiddlers take over Britain.

NO ENTRY - Britain will not load

And now the Home Office website immigration pages are down! Britain's borders are sealed. A terse message reads:

"We're the government department responsible for immigration and nationality. It's our job to regulate entry to, and settlement in, the UK. This section explains how to obtain passports and visas, provides links to information sources about migrating to the UK, and the latest on ID cards. (Currently, due to technical difficulties, users may experience problems accessing the Immigration and Nationality Directorate website.)"

Is this a 'Big Brother' conspiracy to stop immigration altogether? Or has an international network of highly motivated foreign fare dodgers hacked into the Home Office site?

Does www = 666? The story is: The Hebrew equivalent of our "w" is the letter "vav" or "waw". The numerical value of vav is 6. So the English "www" transliterated into Hebrew is "vav vav vav", which numerically is 666. The truth is: baloney baloney baloney.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

england v paraguay: war on terror threat to england at world cup foiled

Britain watched in horror today as terrorists dressed in Paraguyian footballer gear attacked the English football team in Germany.

This time the attack was foiled, no thanks to the Mexican referee who was clearly a terrorist symthathiser and is now being held at a high security police station in North London.

"This was a clear attack on English interests worldwide which we believe could have been planned for up to four years in secret training camps all over the world" said a police spokesman who denied that the Mexican had been shot during his arrest while turning the pages of a book he was reading.

Intelligence sources say further attacks can now be expected every four or five days. They are especially concerned about teams of terrorists from Brazil, Germany, Italy and Argentina.

"These people are ruthless and will not hesitate to use violence to achieve their goals against England" said a commentator.

Meanwhile the propaganda war escalated today with the hardline isolationist Iranian Islamic regime offering santuary during the 'War On Terror 2006' to women all over the world. They have announced that in Iran men will be allowed to watch terrorist attacks on England - but not women.

England 1. Paraguay 0.


Friday, June 9, 2006

football world cup to be every two years: what a day for a day dream - england to win

Above: will not be pleased to hear that there is a plot 'afoot' to stage the World Cup every two years.

Not only is there the 'G8' grouping of 'rich-while-the-rest-starve' nations, there is also the 'G14'; the 14 richest football clubs in Europe, and they have a plan to get a lot richer. It is code named 'Grand Slam World' and involves holding the World Cup twice as often.

The Financial Times (June 5th) reports that the first biennial World Cup could be in 2012.

The world domination plan for football involves the abolition of current qualifying matches for the World Cup and the continental championships. In Europe, national teams would be split into three divisions, with the top 16 competing for the European championship. The four worst performers from this group would be relegated to the second division for the next championship two years later, while the four best second tier teams would be promoted. Europe's representatives in the World Cup every two years would be the 12 best performers in the european Championship.

A Dutch consultancy firm called 'Hypercube' commissioned by the 'G14' has come up with the plan, which would bring massive profits - and a nightmare senario for the millions who hate football.

Uefa, the European body, said the proposals were "a direct assault on national teams".

Above: puppets on a string - footballers on a stick - or just gladiators for nike?


Death of a Glacier: Valle de San Felix, Chile.

Planet Pillagers plead innocence:

An email doing the rounds of millions of internet users is upsetting the planet pillaging, and earth trashing 'Barrick' mining corporation.

The corporation which both operates worldwide, and is hated worldwide, has just published a long 'rebuttal' against the email on their website claiming innocence. They complain: "The chain letter makes some very misleading characterizations and inaccurate statements."

There then follows a long list of rebuttals, some of which seem fair if you agree with the rape and pillage of whole planets. However critics at Corpwatch say Barrick are just digging themselves an 'open cast' pile of lies.

Barrick claims to operate with 'social responsibility', but was once advised by the most irresponsible person alive on the planet today; the man who created US President George Bush; George Bush Senior. He failed to use a condom, and look what happened!

Meanwhile the protest 'chain letter' email has been received by millions of people world wide, and accuses Barrick of planning to trash massive glaciers in Chile in order to pillage valuable deposits of gold, silver and emeralds discovered under the ice.

The email explains: "Under the glaciers has been found a huge deposit of gold, silver and other minerals. To get at these, it would be necessary to break, to destroy the glaciers - something never conceived of in the history of the world - and to make 2 huge holes, each as big as a whole mountain, one for extraction and one for the mine's rubbish tip."

The Chilean Government approved the project in February this year and Barrick plans to start their massive act of vandalism as soon as they can.


According to the email: "The only reason it hasn't started yet is because the farmers have got a temporary stay of execution. If they destroy the glaciers, they will not just destroy the source of especially pure water, but they will permanently contaminate the 2 rivers so they will never again be fit for human or animal consumption because of the use of cyanide and sulphuric acid in the extraction process."

"Every last gram of gold will go abroad to the multinational company and not one will be left with the people whose land it is. They will only be left with the poisoned water and the resulting illnesses."

Marcel Claude, of Oceana, an environmental NGO, has pointed out: "Gold mining dumps 79 tonnes of waste for every 28 grams of gold, and produces 96% of the world's arsenic emissions."

Barrick has offered to compensate Chile with $60 million and expects to extract over $17 billion worth of gold and silver.

Meanwhile the protesting farmers have even been forbidden to make a TV appeal by a ban from the corrupt Ministry of the Interior.

Watch this space - and keep on sending the emails.

Thursday, June 8, 2006

Zarqawi: snuff movie maker, dies in pentagon war film

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian snuff movie maker with a 'beheading fetish' who became famous for operating a controversial 'Internet Kill Room' from a studio in Iraq, has died - in a snuff movie made by the US Air Force.

The snuff film, with an introduction by US President George Bush, is being broadcast on TV tonight.

Zarqawi, who owned the 'MacDonalds/Al Qaeda' dead meat franchise in Iraq, started his film career runing a video shop in Jordan and was the 'Creative Director' for a prize winning internet 'affiliate advertising' campaign for the famous 'War on Terror' promotion.

Zarqawi, may have died in a 'friendly fire' accident which went horribly right.

Instead of blowing innocent women & children into bits of red meat, and missing their supposed actual target as is normal operating procedure, the American Air Force may may have got one of their best properganda assets.

The Pentagon say they killed Zarqawi using "intelligence", but Al Qaeda, who really knows how to spin (like they want to rock around the clock), are calling the death of their top man in Iraq, Zarqawi; 'joyas news".

Presumably the logic behind this is that Zarqawi is now a martyr having sex with innumberable virgins, and even more young arabs will be wanting to join his band.

It is another set back for George Bush - the price of oil went down on the news.

Share tip: Expect suicide bombing surge, oil stocks to go back up.

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

666: 6000 miles from USA, 6000 bagdad dead delivered to morgue

"I became convinced that non-cooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Some News on 06/06/06:

1. The bodies of 6,000 people, most of whom died violently, have been received by Baghdad's main mortuary so far this year, health ministry figures show.

2. Nine nine severed heads were found near Baquba - 60kms north of Baghdad.

3. The USA is 6000 miles from Iraq.

4. Six western nations have offered Iran an ultimation. "There are two paths ahead," British Foreign Secretary Margaret Becket said in announcing the proposals put together by the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China. 2 x 3 = 6.

5. 600 Algerian children whose parents were 'terrorists' are to be given an education it was announced today.

6. 600 India investors have been cheated according to reports in

Meanwhile this film about Iraq takes only 4 minutes to watch.


666: nuclear accident list, the omen of disasters to come?

Nuclear Accidents, Earth, 1952 - 252006.

The problem with nuclear accidents is that they do not just happen - they go on happening.

Today the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident continued happening.

Once upon a time the 'Friends of the Earth' were pro nuclear. Now Tony Blair, 'Friend of the Dirt', and other very intelligent, thinking, caring people, are re considering the nuclear dream. A dream which has turned into a recurring nightmare without end.

The list of stupid nuclear accidents give below was first published in the International Times in 1977. It was researched by schmoo in protest at 'Friends of the Earth's' pro nuclear policy. They changed their policy. Sorry the list of accidents is so long (must be some kind of mistake - ed).

Will Tony Blair's 'legacy' be 250,000 years of radioactive pollution? Of course he does not want that. In fact he should be congratulated for having the guts to reconsider nuclear power which, despite the problems of radio active toxic waste, causes less environmental damage per watt than any other method of power generation, including windmills.

However, the appalling record of human negligence and stupidity listed below should make us all think twice, and then a third time, including the Prime Minister.

After all, if Tony wants to be remembered for a very, very long time, he needs there to be some survivors around to remember him - unless he is relying on the aliens.

Date: 12 Dec 1952.
Location: NRX at Chalk River, Canada.
Fault: Almost complete failure of scramrod system.
Result: Explosions destroyed core. 4 million liters of radio-active light-water collant leaked.

29th Nov 1955
Location: EBR1, Detroit, USA
Fault: Operator used slow acting scram rods to reduce core temp after a coolant test.
Result: Serious fuel meltdown. Core destroyed. Chairman of AEC not informed.

Date: 11 Sep 1957
Location: AEC plant at rocky Flats, Colorado, USA.
Fault: Scrap plutonium stored in open cans inside a huge "Glove Box' chamber ignited spontaneously setting the chamber alight.
Result: Serious damage costing $818,600.

Date: 8th October 1957
Location: Windscale No 1, Cumbria, United Kingdom.
Fault: Inadequately briefed physicist failed to carry out 'Wigner Release' process plus thermocouples did not show temperature of the hottest part of the core.
Result: 11 tonnes of Uranium caught fire. 20,000 curies of Iodine-131 spread over Cumbria. 2 Million litres milk ruined. Reactors 1,2, filled with concrete.

Date: 25th May 1958
Location: NRU, Chalk River, Canada.
Fault: Refuelling room fire.
Result: 400,000 sq.m around the building contaminated.

Date: 3 Jan 1961
Location: Stationary Low-Power Reactor No1, USA.
Fault: Central Control Rod No. 9 pulled 50cms out of core instead of 10cms.
Result: Core instantly went super critical. Resulting steam explosion killed Legg and McKinley. Byrnes cut down by radiation. No access to site for 20 days. Dead buried in lead-lined vaults.

Date: 8th Jan 1963
Location: Eazor Trucking Terminal, Jersey city, USA.
Fault: 40-litre glass 'carboy' filled with plutonium in solution was wrongly-labelled, wrongly-packaged, and transported against all regulations.
Result: Carboy leaked a puddle of solution until turned over. Some may have seeped through a cut in Edward Gleason's hand. In 1966 he developed cancer, in 1968 he had his left hand, arm and part of left shoulder amputated. After a court decision against him, he died.

Date: April 1st, 1963
Location: USS Thresher, off Cape Cod, USA.
Fault: Nuclear Sub made a deep test dive.
Result: Sub never resurfaced due to a reactor accident. Likely cause; faulty pipe welds.

Date: August 1964.
Location: Earth's atmosphere.
Fault: US space craft powered by radiotope generator burns-up during 'reentry' into earth atmosphere from space mission.
Result: 17 kilo Curies of plutonium 238 added to atmospheric burden of radioactivity from weapons tests. Pu-238 has a half-life of 87 years, but a very high specific activity.

Date: 15th October, 1965.
Location: AEC nuclear plant, Rocky Flats, Colorado, USA
Fault: Two serious 'glove-box' fires.
Result: 25 workers get up to 17 times the maximum exposure. Damage estimated at $40,000.

Date: Jan 1966
Location: Palomares, Spain.
Fault: US B 52 Bomber crashed with 4 H-bombs. Plutonium from one bomb was scattered in all directions on impact by detonation of high explosive inside bomb.
Result: American clean-up teams stripped 2.4 sq kms of all vegetation, and loaded 2.2 hectares of soil and vegetation into drums for burial at Savannah River in USA. One H-bomb had to be dredged from the Mediterranean.

Date: 5 Oct, 1966.
Location: Enrico-Fermi 1 Fast Breeder, USA.
Fault: Zirconium triangle dislodged partially blocking sodium flow.
Result: Fuel pins melted. Reactor shut down, fault found only after one year of investigation.

Date: Jan 1969.
Location: Lucens, Switzerland.
Fault: Loss of coolant due to pressure tube fracture.
Result: Serious contamination mainly in reactor cavern. Took 21 months for radiation to permit access. Reactor shut and used for waste storage.

Date: 5th June 1970.
Location: Dresden 11 BWR, Chicago.
Fault: Electrical fault automatically scrammed reactor.
Result: Fuel rods damaged and replaced. Potentially very serious.

Date: 21 July 1970.
Location: AEC nuclear plant, Rocky Flats, Colorado, USA.
Fault: 1405 barrels of plutonium waste buried in and outside gates of Rocky Flats plant.
Result: Carefully dug-up on April 14th and taken to an authorised burial site - along with large amounts of contaminated earth.

Date: 8th Dec 1971.
Location: Dresden 111 BWR, Chicago, USA.
Fault: Electrical fault automatically scrammed reactor due to fluctuating water levels.
Result: Incorrect safety procedure followed during incident. Serious 'loss of collant' accident could have occured.

Date: Early 1972.
Location: Hanford, Washington State, USA.
Fault: AEC reveal that over a period of years they have dumped 300kgs of plutonium in 'trench Z-9'.
Result: The soil beneath the trench selectively absorbed the plutonium so that a nuclear explosion was possible. It cost $1.9 million to dig up trench Z-9. Because of no alternative, AEC continued to dump plutonium wastes into 'trench Z-18' nearby.

Date: 12 April 1972
Location: Wuergassen, BWR, West Germany.
Fault: Safety procedures not followed after pressure valve opened.
Result: Reactor scxrammed. Drywell chamber and electrical gear damaged. Two year shut down.

Date: 21st December 1972.
Location: Gulf Uniter plutonium fabrication facility, Pawling, New York, USA.
Fault: Severe fire damage causes two explosions.
Result: 'Undetermined' amount of plutonium scattered in the surrounding area. Plant permanently shut down.

Date: 28th August 1974.
Location: N.S. Mutsu PWR, Japan.
Fault: Ship had immediate radiation leak during sea trials.
Result: Failure too repaire leak with boiled rice and old socks resulted in ship being unable to return to port for 45 days. This was also due to local opposition at home port by fishermen.

Date: November 1974.
Location: Kerr-McGee nuclear facility, Crescent, Oklahoma, USA.
Fault: Employee, Karen silkwood killed en route to meet reporter from the New york times with evidence revealing malpractice in the plutonium facility. Officials of the 'Oil, Chemical and Automic Workers International' suspect the car she died in was forced off the road. No evidence was found in the wreckage of the car.
Result: Facility closed in 1975 amid bitter controversy.

Date: 22 March 1975
Location: Brown's Ferry BWR 1 & 11, Alabama, USA.
Fault: Cable fire caused by electrician checking draught flow with a candle.
Result: Reactors scrammed after fire spread from one reactor to both. Core-cooling systems in Unit 1 destroyed. Costs included $40 million in lost electricity output.

In October 2003 the Ministry of Defence was forced to publish a long suppressed list of 20 nuclear related accidents involving dropping devices and having road accidents:

Wiltshire 1987 Truck with two 950lb WE177 n-weapons skidded and rolled on to side; second truck also slid off road. According to MoD, minor damage only. Armed police sealed off site from protestors

Malta 1974
Two torpedoes fell on to WE177 on board HMS Tiger. 'Superficial scr' said MoD, but torpedo blast could have detonated explosive in n-weapon, scattering radioactivity

Lincolnshire 1960
N-weapon truck had 'brake failure and overturned'; similar failure in 1963

Germany 1974 and 1984 WE177 dropped while loading on plane at RAF Laarbruch in 1974; another WE177 dropped at RAF Bruggen in 1984 - reportedly caused base to shut for period

At sea 1974 and 1981
Parts of Polaris casing 'compressed' onto missiles on board subs. Design modified

Firth of Clyde 1973- 87 Coulport arms depot: in 1973, Land Rover reversed into RAF convoy of Polaris warheads, 'minor damage' to truck; in 1977 Polaris missile dropped while lifted; MoD said it fell 'a few inches'; in 1987, missile hit trailer because of 'human error onpart of crane driver' and defective crane, according to MoD. After inquiry, 'substantial changes in management responsibilities, training and command and control'. On M8 near Glasgow in 1983, Polaris warheads convoy collided with car; in 1985 there was 'brake failure on carrier', according to MoD, and it bumped into one in front

M25 1991 RAF convoy had 'mechanical failure'; motorway was closed several hours while, it is thought, n-bomb was shifted from one truck to another.

The full MOD list is at the Memory Hole

Wikipedia has an updated listing of nuclear accidents.

Chernobyl legacy: a 'must see' photo report on Chernobyl by Magnum photographer Paul Fusco


Death of a Glacier: Valle de San Felix, Chile.

Please copy and paste the complete text of this post, add your name and mail to everyone you know:

Subject: Death of a Glacier

Well, actually it's two. In the Valle de San Felix, the purest water in Chile
runs from 2 rivers, fed by 2 glaciers.

Water is a most precious resource, and wars will be fought for it.

Indigenous farmers use the water, there is no unemployment, and they provide the second largest source of income for the area.

Under the glaciers has been found a huge deposit of gold, silver and other minerals. To get at these, it would be necessary to break, to destroy the glaciers - something never conceived of in the history of the world - and to make 2 huge holes, each as big as a whole mountain, one for extraction and one for the mine's rubbish tip.

The project is called PASCUA LAMA. The company is called Barrick Gold. The operation is planned by a multi-national company, one of whose members is George Bush Senior.

The Chilean Government has approved the project to start this year, 2006.

The only reason it hasn't started yet is because the farmers have got a temporary stay of execution. If they destroy the glaciers, they will not just destroy the source of especially pure water, but they will permanently contaminate the 2 rivers
so they will never again be fit for human or animal consumption because of the use of cyanide and sulphuric acid in the extraction process.

Every last gram of gold will go abroad to the multinational company and not one will be left with the people whose land it is. They will only be left with the poisoned water and the resulting illnesses.

The farmers have been fighting a long time for their land, but have been forbidden to make a TV appeal by a ban from the Ministry of the Interior.

Their only hope now of putting brakes on this project is to get help from international justice. The world must know what is happening in Chile. The only place to start changing the world is from here.

We ask you to circulate this message amongst your friends in the following way:

Please copy this text, paste it into a new email adding your signature and send it to everyone in your address book. Please, will the 100th person to receive and sign the petition, send it to to be forwarded to the Chilean Government.

No to Pascua Lama Open-cast mine in the Andean Cordillera on the Chilean-Argentine frontier!

We ask the Chilean Government not to authorize the Pascua Lama project to protect the whole of 3 glaciers, the purity of the water of the SanFelix

Valley and El Transito, the quality of the agricultural land of the region of Atacama, the quality of life of the Diaguita people and of the whole population of
the region.

Update + more info & links:

Signature, City, Country

1. chris sanders, london, uk.