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  • EMS Worker Tells Mom “We’re Agents of the State” During Home Inspection

    05/01/2014 5:47:20 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 9 replies
    http://www.dcclothesline.com/ ^ | May 1, 2014 | staff
    After a concerned mother called 911 fearing her son was choking, an EMS worker proceeded to conduct an inspection of her house on the premise that she homeschooled, telling the woman “we’re agents of the state”. “The moment your child is complaining that his stomach hurts, then points to his chest instead, and his face is turning red and he’s coughing, so you call 911. Except, when EMS gets there they laugh at you and tell you if it’s asthma he won’t be complaining about “abdominal pain” (except he’s NOT because he’s POINTING TO HIS CHEST!!!) Then the other asks,...
  • OBAMACARE PROVISION: “FORCED” HOME INSPECTIONS

    08/14/2013 3:18:00 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 211 replies
    http://benswann.com/ ^ | August 13, 2013 | Joshua Cook
    “Clearly, any family may be visited by federally paid agents for almost any reason.” According to an Obamacare provision millions of Americans will be targeted. The Health and Human Services’ website states that your family will be targeted if you fall under the “high-risk” categories below: Families where mom is not yet 21. Families where someone is a tobacco user. Families where children have low student achievement, developmental delays, or disabilities. Families with individuals who are serving or formerly served in the armed forces, including such families that have members of the armed forces who have had multiple deployments outside...
  • Golden Coral All You Can Eat Ribs From the Dumpster (Video)

    07/07/2013 11:08:50 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/1/2013 | Ben Jammin
    Video Linky Here Published on Jul 1, 2013 last weekend i took the Dr Phil's weekend challenge to turn a problem in to an opportunity. The problem.....The location in this video is a brand new building less than a year old. i have been listening to the young people working there tell me horror stories for some time. i watched as this young man try turning in a statement dated dated for june 2nd 2013. The management team refused to let him turn it in, by giving it back to him, the area manager blew him off when he...
  • New Study Shows 59% of “Tuna” Sold in the U.S. Isn’t Tuna

    03/03/2013 12:05:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 134 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | March 2, 2013 | Michael Krieger
    This is just the latest revelation in the stealth inflation and food fraud theme I have written about frequently in recent months. The non-profit group Oceana took samples of 1,215 fish sold in the U.S. and genetic tests found that that 59% of those labeled tuna were mislabeled. It seems that “white tuna” should be avoided in particular as “84% of fish samples labeled 'white tuna' were actually escolar, a fish that can cause prolonged, uncontrollable, oily anal leakage.” Oh and if you live in my hometown of New York City, you should pay particular attention: Big Apple has big...
  • LA County Finds Health Code Violations in Skid Row (Well, Duh!)

    06/04/2012 3:36:04 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    AP ^ | June 4, 2012 | CHRISTINA HOAG
    LA County Finds Health Code Violations in Skid Row LOS ANGELES (AP) — The city of Los Angeles is violating the county health code for hazardous conditions on Skid Row, including nearly 90 rats' nests, a dozen hypodermic needles and piles of human excrement and trash on sidewalks, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has found. The notice of violation stems from an extensive Health Department inspection last month of the 10-block area of downtown Los Angeles that houses the nation's densest population of homeless people, most of them mentally ill and substance abusers. Health officials ordered the...
  • IAEA to inspect Iran's Qom site Oct. 25

    10/04/2009 9:14:57 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 48 replies · 2,899+ views
    Reuters India ^ | October 5, 2009 | Parisa Hafezi
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - U.N. experts will inspect Iran's newly disclosed uranium enrichment plant on Oct. 25, the IAEA nuclear agency chief said on Sunday, praising a shift "from conspiracy to cooperation" between Tehran and the West. The underground nuclear fuel facility near the holy Shi'ite city of Qom had been kept secret until Iran disclosed its existence last month, setting off an international furore. Iran agreed with six world powers -- the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany -- in Geneva on Thursday to allow IAEA inspectors unfettered access to the site. "IAEA inspectors will visit Iran's new...
  • Heat scanners give cold comfort during flu outbreak

    04/29/2009 3:03:18 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 9 replies · 382+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4-29-09 | Tan Ee Lyn
    HONG KONG, April 29 (Reuters) - Alarmed by the spread of a new swine flu virus, airports around the world have rushed to install temperature scanners to pick out the sick, but the microbe is proving too clever for modern technology. Experts say an infected person can easily pass through these heat sensors without detection as the incubation period for influenza ranges anywhere between one and three days. "The scanners won't pick up everyone (with flu), especially if they are too early in the infection ... People who have been infected very, very recently wouldn't show up on the scanner,"...
  • (LEAD) N. Korean leader visits country's northeast, near launch site

    02/24/2009 10:20:35 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 240+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 02/25/09 | Kim Hyun
    (LEAD) N. Korean leader visits country's northeast, near launch site By Kim Hyun SEOUL, Feb. 25 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has given field guidance to various facilities in the country's northeast, state media said Wednesday, as he appeared to be touring a province where rocket launch preparations are underway. It was not known whether Kim arranged his visit to North Hamgyong Province with regard to the preparations. A Seoul spokesman said Kim makes a nationwide tour at the beginning of every year. North Korea said on Tuesday that it will set off a "communications satellite" from its...
  • Secret inspection satellites boost space intelligence ops (major new U.S. military space capability)

    01/21/2009 11:01:17 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 16 replies · 896+ views
    Spaceflight Now ^ | 1/14/09 | Craig Covault
    In a top secret operation, the U.S. Defense Dept. is conducting the first deep space inspection of a crippled U.S. military spacecraft. To do this, it is using sensors on two covert inspection satellites that have been prowling geosynchronous orbit for nearly three years. The failed satellite being examined is the $400 million U.S. Air Force/Northrop Grumman Defense Support Program DSP 23 missile warning satellite. It died in 2008 after being launched successfully from Cape Canaveral in November 2007 on the first operational Delta 4-Heavy booster. Since the U.S. is now demonstrating the ability to do such up close rendezvous...
  • Command Sergeant Major Continues Inspection of Baghdad Checkpoints

    11/12/2008 4:30:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 214+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Jerry Saslav, USA
    BAGHDAD — Baghdad is a city of checkpoints, manned mostly by Iraqi security forces (ISF) and ‘Son of Iraq’ (SoI) volunteers throughout the capital city. They are also a major concern of Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Dailey, senior enlisted advisor for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, the brigade responsible for a large section of northern Baghdad. “The most important thing for me is to take care of Soldiers,” said Dailey, a native of Palmerton, Pa. “In reality this is saving Soldiers lives. If we can get Iraqis to secure this place, on their...
  • Feds To Toughen Meat, Poultry Inspection

    02/18/2007 11:19:31 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 383+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-18-2007 | Libby Quaid
    Feds to Toughen Meat, Poultry Inspection Sunday February 18, 2007 6:46 PM By LIBBY QUAID AP Food and Farm Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The first major changes to food inspection in a decade will increase federal scrutiny of meat and poultry plants where the danger from E. coli and other germs is high or where past visits have found unsafe practices. The new policy will result in fewer inspections at plants with lower risks and better records for handling meat and poultry. ``We're just putting resources where the risk is greatest, and those plants that demonstrate excellent control will get...
  • N. Korea: More Kim Jong-il Sightings

    12/02/2006 1:48:00 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies · 776+ views
    The Daily NK ^ | 12/01/06
    Kim Jong-il Sighting Kim Jong-il is inspecting KPA Unit No.1174. The date and location of this event is unknown(reported in S. Korean media on 12/01/06.) Kim Jong-il inspecting Heung-bong Youth Power Plant in Hamju County, S. Hamkyong Province (reported in S. Korean media on 11/20/06.) At Ryong-sung Machine Factory(reported in S. Korean media on 11/15/06.) At Wonsan Ranch, Dochan-ri, Bupdong County, Kangwon Province(reported in S. Korean media on 11/10/06.) Female soldiers from 'Threefold Three-Major Red Revolution Flag' 'Persimmon Tree' Company of KPA Unit No.595 welcomes Kim Jong-il(reported in S. Korean media on 11/08/06.) At KPA Unit No.1112 watching soldiers'...
  • Tokyo, Washington move to inspect North Korean cargo ships

    10/16/2006 11:52:42 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 16 replies · 511+ views
    Excerpt - Japan and the United States will discuss ways to cooperate on inspecting vessels that enter or leave North Korea as part of the international effort to punish Pyongyang for its nuclear test. Kenichiro Sasae, head of the Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, and Christopher Hill, U.S. assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, met in Tokyo on Monday and confirmed that the two countries will collaborate on cargo inspections and other measures against North Korea. ~ snip ~
  • N.Korea Must Come Clean About Uranium Program: Hill

    09/28/2005 6:48:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 240+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 09/28/05
    N.Korea Must Come Clean About Uranium Program: Hill The next thing North Korea needs to do is to tell the international community where its nuclear arms facilities are, the U.S. chief negotiator in six-party denuclearization talks Christopher Hill said Wednesday. Hill also told reporters there could be trouble ahead if North Korea in the next round of talks refuses to admit to a uranium enrichment program Washington alleges it operates. Hill told the Chosun Ilbo the U.S. was seeking not just a confirmation that materials needed for the enrichment program went into the country but clarification what exactly became of...
  • N. Korea: Yes, Parallel Tracks to North, but Parallel Tracks Don't Meet

    09/20/2005 5:39:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 338+ views
    NYT ^ | 09/20/05 | DAVID E. SANGER
    September 20, 2005 Yes, Parallel Tracks to North, but Parallel Tracks Don't Meet By DAVID E. SANGER WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 - After four years of bitter arguments over whether to negotiate with North Korea or try to engineer its collapse, the accord President Bush grudgingly approved Sunday evening provided the bare minimum - an agreement in principle that the North would end a five-decade pursuit of nuclear weapons, the only card the erratic nation has to play to get the world to pay attention to its demands. But even to get that, Mr. Bush had to blink slightly, acknowledging that...
  • St. Louis seminary to be among first evaluated in gay inquiry

    09/17/2005 9:08:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies · 612+ views
    Bellevill.com ^ | 09-16-05 | AP
    Posted on Fri, Sep. 16, 2005 St. Louis seminary to be among first evaluated in gay inquiryAssociated Press ST. LOUIS - A Catholic seminary in St. Louis will be among the first in the country to be visited by Vatican officials seeking evidence of homosexuality.Bishop Michael Burbidge of Philadelphia will lead a five-member team that will visit Aquinas Institute of Theology Sept. 25-29, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday. The purpose, according to the Vatican, is to "examine the criteria for admission of candidates and the programs of human formation and spiritual formation aimed at ensuring that they faithfully...
  • As Bad as the Nazis? - (oh swell, Int'l Red Cross equating U.S. military to Third Reich!)

    05/22/2005 9:15:45 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 16 replies · 609+ views
    OPINION JOURNAL.COM ^ | MAY 23, 2005 | Editor
    The International Committee of the Red Cross is granted a privileged status to inspect the conditions of prisoners of war and other detainees in return for confidentiality. But in recent years it has demonstrated a habit of selective media leaks damaging to American purposes. This is the backdrop for two recent incidents that make us think the U.S. should reconsider the ICRC's role. The first concerns a story we heard first from a U.S. source that an ICRC representative visiting America's largest detention facility in Iraq last month had compared the U.S. to Nazi Germany. According to a Defense Department...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-il Inspects a Military Unit(how to terrorize people with silly fashion)

    04/21/2005 9:40:15 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies · 1,062+ views
    /begin my translation Kim Jong-il Inspects a Military Unit N. Korean Central TV reported on Wednesday(04/20/05) that Kim Jong-il inspected a company under N. Korean military unit No. 2040. While looking around a soldier's living quarter, he is checking the uniform of a soldier. /end my translation
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • **KIM JONG-IL SHOWN ON N. KOREAN TV (11/17); BUT HONORIFIC TITLE EXCLUDED (Stream Here)**

    11/17/2004 3:06:16 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 80 replies · 2,872+ views
    North Korean TV (Via South Korean YTN TV) ^ | 18 November 2004 | AmericanInTokyo
    North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il is shown (obviously alive) on North Korean last night, (Korean time), on 17 November 2004, recently inspecting (date unclear) the North Korean Peoples Army "Unit 754".However, as South Korean TV reporters from YTN-TV in the voice-over in this clip note, the traditional Korean-language title of "Great Leader" is absent from the usual script. This is the first time that such an honorific title is missing, when describing Kim Jong-il, in their national press.The video clip starts with the South Korean TV female announcer for 30 seconds who introduces a very short file clip showing...
  • CIA IS OUT TO DESTROY OUR PRESIDENT

    10/31/2004 12:45:51 PM PST · by coffee260 · 104 replies · 3,987+ views
    To The Point ^ | 10/29/2004 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    Since new CIA Director Porter Goss blocked the October Surprise agency left-wingers had prepared against Bush (discussed in “Porter At The Pass” last week), they desperately rigged another one, working with Mohammad ElBaradei at the UN. What nobody is focusing on in Al Qaqaagate is that the CIA is behind it. The anti-Bush lefties are now known as the “Rogue Weasels” at Langley, and they are frantic to do whatever they can to elect Kerry. They cooked up this entire phony “tons of missing explosives” scandal, sweet-talked the head of the UN’s nuclear inspection agency, ElBaradei, to carry their water...
  • [Explosion Update]N Korea allows blast site visit

    09/13/2004 8:30:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 1,003+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 09/13/04 | N/A
    N Korea allows blast site visit South Korean media has been full of speculation about the blast A British diplomat is to be allowed to visit the site of a huge explosion in North Korea that raised fears of a nuclear test, a British minister says. The UK's Foreign Office minister Bill Rammell requested acccess to the site during a visit to North Korea. Pyongyang said the explosion was in fact the demolition of a mountain as part of a huge hydro-electric project. In an unusual concession, North Korea said Britain's ambassador could visit the site to see forhimself. Mr...
  • (Jessica) Simpson's wardrobe checked by NFL

    09/09/2004 9:18:19 AM PDT · by Bobby Chang · 52 replies · 9,234+ views
    MSN / Fox Sports ^ | September 8, 2004 | AP
    FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) - The NFL has learned its lesson from the Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction." In order to avoid a repeat of the crotch-grabbing, breast-baring halftime show from Houston, the league is tightly controlling the concert that will be broadcast before Thursday night's season opener. The league picked the acts, which include Elton John, Lenny Kravitz and Destiny's Child. They'll be performing from Gillette Stadium, where the New England Patriots will play the Indianapolis Colts. There will also be a 10-second delay on the broadcast to give the NFL and ABC a chance to pull the plug on anything...
  • Democratic Convention Media Area Not Ready (fails inspection, changes will cost $300k)

    07/10/2004 7:45:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies · 717+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/09/04 | JENNIFER PETER
    Democratic Convention Media Area Not Ready Fri Jul 9,11:12 PM ET By JENNIFER PETER, Associated Press Writer BOSTON - A pavilion for working news organizations at the Democratic National Convention is not up to city codes and requires about $300,000 worth of work just two weeks before the event begins. "The building is not ready to be occupied," Lt. Richard Powers, a member of the fire department's public information office, said Friday. "They have certain standards which they haven't met." The pavilion is next to the FleetCenter sports arena, site of the convention. Several news organizations, including The Associated Press,...
  • Media's Focus After Interim Report Surprises Top Arms Inspector

    10/05/2003 2:08:39 PM PDT · by Chummy · 7 replies · 298+ views
    American Forces Information Service ^ | October 5, 2003 | John D. Banusiewicz
    Media's Focus After Interim Report Surprises Top Arms Inspector By John D. Banusiewicz American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2003 – The man leading the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq expressed surprise here today that media reports focused mainly on what his team has yet to find and not on what it has turned up so far after his Oct. 2 interim report to Congress. David Kay, chief U.S. arms inspector, told host Tony Snow on the "Fox News Sunday" that while his team indeed has yet to find illicit weapons, "I'm sort of amazed that...
  • N. Korea: Arsenal Of The Axis (cruise missiles, nukes)

    07/14/2003 5:12:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 176+ views
    Time ^ | 07/14/03 | JOHN LARKIN AND DONALD MACINTYRE
    Arsenal Of The Axis North Korea already supplies missiles to rogue states. Now it poses a new threat: nuclear proliferation BY JOHN LARKIN AND DONALD MACINTYRE / SEOUL Sunan Airport on the outskirts of North Korea's capital city, Pyongyang, is one of the world's bleaker transportation hubs, a collection of featureless concrete buildings distinguished only by a giant portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il gazing beatifically over shabby tarmac. Though unpicturesque, Sunan has been providing U.S. spy satellites with plenty of photo opportunities of late. On at least six occasions between April and early July, satellites spotted Iranian...
  • NASA urged to get in-flight inspection, repair plan

    06/27/2003 10:24:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 237+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 6/27/03 | Marcia Dunn - AP
    <p>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Columbia accident investigators urged NASA on Friday to develop an inspection and emergency repair plan for astronauts in orbit before space shuttle launches resume.</p> <p>It was the third preliminary recommendation issued by the investigation board in advance of its final report, due out in a month. NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe said Thursday he hopes to resume shuttle flights by April.</p>
  • A thousand sites to be inspected for WMD

    04/12/2003 12:22:45 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 6 replies · 171+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, April 12, 2003 | By Bill Gertz
    <p>U.S. military specialists in Iraq have inspected about 12 possible chemical, biological and nuclear weapons sites in Iraq and have a list of 1,000 sites to be checked in the coming days now that organized Iraqi military resistance has collapsed.</p>
  • Scientist says he hid nuclear materials in Iraq 20 years ago

    03/26/2003 3:17:13 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 4 replies · 252+ views
    Quincy-Herald-Whig (via intellnet.org) ^ | March 26, 2003 | Edward Husar
    Gazi George, a consultant for Titan in Quincy, says 39 rods of uranium were hidden in a specially built swimming pool. A former Iraqi scientist says Iraq is hiding materials that could be used to make nuclear weapons. He knows this because he helped hide some of the materials more than 20 years ago. Gazi George, who lives near Detroit, Mich., and does consulting work in Quincy, fled Iraq in 1981 after helping to hide 39 rods of enriched uranium — enough to build two nuclear bombs. At the time, George was working for the Iraq Atomic Energy Commission. He...
  • The Case for Coercive Inspections (Inspect, inspect. Don’t use force.) (Iraq. A new approach)

    03/14/2003 11:38:17 PM PST · by Diddley · 18 replies · 184+ views
    PBS/NOW ^ | 3.14.03 | Jessica Tuchman Mathews
    Iraq is surrounded by as many as 300,000 troops. Thousands of precision-guided missiles are aimed at Baghdad and other Iraqi cities. It is, as more than one observer has said this week, a watershed moment for everyone concerned; Saddam Hussein, the fractured United Nations, the President of the United States, the troops at the ready, and the Iraqi civilians. Jessica Tuchman Mathews has been taking this all in from her offices in the heart of Washington D.C. She is the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP). The Endowment held a series of discussions on the Iraq situation...
  • U.N. alerted Iraq before U-2 flights (48 hrs warning!)

    02/18/2003 8:15:11 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 19 replies · 279+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb. 18, 2003 | WorldNetDaily
    The United Nations gave Iraq 48 hours warning before it launched U-2 spy planes in support of weapons inspectors, according to an Israel radio report cited by the Jerusalem Post. A U.N. weapons inspections team spokesman said Iraq requested that its authorities be given notice two days in advance of the flights, which began yesterday. Inspection team spokesman Hiro Ueki said in Baghdad today that resumption of the flights signaled that Iraq's cooperation with the inspectors was improving, the Associated Press reported. The spokesman said conditions for the flights are very similar to an agreement made under a former inspection...
  • Amb Mark Ginsberg Contradicts HansBlix "No Smoking Gun": Inspectors have NOT visited Military Sites

    01/09/2003 9:36:58 AM PST · by xzins · 70 replies · 406+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9 Jan 03 | Amb Mark Ginsberg
    Ambassador Ginsberg clearly spells out how big a coward and liar Hans Blix is. He says that Blix has not visited even one military site. Therefore, the "no smoking gun" claim is a LIE!! Blix "might" visit an Air Force Base next week. Ginsberg asks the obvious question: WHO WOULD HAVE POSSESSION OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION? He says it would be the military. This is obvious. If you have chemical rounds, they would be with an artillery unit. If you have bio/chem warheads for missiles, they'd be with missile units. DID THE UN NEGOTIATE A DEAL THAT PERMITS THE...
  • Mother Of All Red Tape

    12/06/2002 10:36:02 AM PST · by kjam22 · 4 replies · 164+ views
    kjam22 (vanity)
    UN Chief Inspector reporting Iraq to deliver 10,000 page report tomorrow. Written much in arabic. Not on CD rom. Saddam is giving us the mother of all "red tape".
  • Saddam's palace searched for arms

    12/03/2002 12:15:11 AM PST · by MadIvan · 25 replies · 497+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | December 3, 2002 | The Daily Telegraph
    One of Saddam Hussein's presidential palaces has been searched by United Nations weapons inspectors during an unannounced visit. They were making an early test of new powers to inspect for weapons of mass destruction anywhere and at any time. The Iraqis have until Sunday to disclose details of their chemical, biological and nuclear programmes, but they insist that the country is free of weapons of mass destruction.
  • Caption/Comment - U.N. inspection team leaving hotel

    11/26/2002 7:01:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 262+ views
    Yahoo News Photos ^ | 11/26/02 | Suhaib Salem/Reuters
    Tue Nov 26, 3:22 AM ET Members of the 17-strong U.N. inspection team leave their hotel in Baghdad November 26, 2002 for the United Nations (news - web sites) arms team operations center at the start of their work. (Suhaib Salem/Reuters)
  • Germ Warfare Labs in the Move (in Iraq)

    11/17/2002 11:34:37 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 17 replies · 200+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | Nov. 18, 2002 | Herald Sun
    AN elusive fleet of nondescript trucks crisscrossing Iraq is believed by Western intelligence sources to be carrying biological weapons. The suspected mobile weapons labs that rumble along Iraq's highways and crowded streets may look like ice cream trucks, motor homes or 18-wheeler tractor trailer trucks, officials and experts told the Los Angeles Times. But their cargo is believed to be germ agents such as anthrax, botulinum toxin and aflatoxin that theoretically could kill hundreds of thousands in an attack. The vehicles have been dubbed "Winnebagos of death", and are extremely difficult to find, even with sophisticated sensors. They now pose...
  • U.N. Inspectors Vow Not to Accept Iraqi 'No'

    11/17/2002 9:36:31 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 212+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/17/02 | Michele Kambas
    LARNACA, Cyprus (Reuters) - U.N. arms inspectors gathered in Cyprus to relaunch the search in Iraq for weapons of mass destruction on Monday, vowing not to take no for an answer if they wanted to inspect a site. Leaders of the first arms inspectors since the last ones left in 1998 complaining that President Saddam Hussein would not cooperate, said Iraq's fate -- lifting of sanctions or war -- depended on its hiding nothing. Just hours before chief weapons inspector Hans Blix touched down at the main airport in Cyprus, U.S. and British warplanes bombed an air defense system in...
  • House Dem: White House to Blame for Iraqi Inspection Switch

    09/22/2002 11:49:10 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 14 replies · 208+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9/22/02 | Limbacher
    After visiting Iraq last week, Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., blamed the Bush administration on Sunday for Baghdad's decision to impose limits on proposed weapons inspections after Iraq first told the United Nations those inspections would be "unfettered." "At first it appeared [the Iraqi pledge] was a step in the right direction with the first step they announced earlier this week," Rahall told WABC Radio's Steve Malzberg. But the West Virginia Democrat said the Bush administration's reaction to the Iraqi offer amounted to "slamming the door in their face" by saying that even unfettered inspections would make no difference. "They've seen...
  • Saddam Appeals to UN as Inspectors Prepare Return

    09/20/2002 6:16:22 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 185+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9/20/02 | Evelyn Leopold
    As U.N. weapons inspectors disclosed plans to go to Iraq next month, President Saddam Hussein appealed to the United Nations ( news - web sites) to stop the Bush administration from attacking his country. In a letter read by his foreign minister to the 190-member U.N. General Assembly on Thursday, Saddam attempted to counter U.S. war plans and denied he had any banned weapons. "I hereby declare before you that Iraq is clear of all nuclear, chemical and biological weapons," he said in the message read by Naji Sabri only days after Baghdad agreed to readmit the arms inspectors without...
  • Links to information on Iraqi Nuclear Weapons Systems and Design (VERY Scary!)

    09/17/2002 4:23:30 PM PDT · by vannrox · 21 replies · 1,756+ views
    Various ^ | 9-16-2002 | Various
    IRAQ: STILL A NUCLEAR THREAT All of Iraq's nuclear scientists are still in place. None of the nuclear-bomb components they built before the Gulf War have been found. If Iraq could steal or buy plutonium or bomb-grade uranium, Saddam could have the Bomb in short order. U.S. State Department Information on Iraq:      http://www.state.gov/p/nea/ci/c3212.htm Hiding Arms Is Easy New York Times [op-ed] All Nuclear and Biological Roads Lead to Iraq's Hussein L.A. Times (Dec. 11) Each Day We Wait, Saddam Grows More Powerful Wall Street Journal (Dec. 10) Overview of IAEA Nuclear Inspections in Iraq  (June 14, 2001)Saddam builds...
  • Iraq's Restrictions on the 'Unrestricted' Offer

    09/17/2002 2:10:50 PM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 40 replies · 323+ views
    Arthur Wildfire! March
    Yes. Restrictions on 'unrestricted access'. Fetters on 'unfettered access'. Iraq fooled Charlie Brown again, but not Bush. Rush reported this at 3:30, referring to an article I've yet to find. Hannity at 3:30 said he 'Almost drove off the road' when he heard Rush's find. There's an article out there somewhere that the 'unlimited inspection' offer is limited, to military bases. Inspections are, in fact, limited only to military bases, which makes them useless.
  • Bombs will deepen Iraq's nightmare

    09/17/2002 10:40:57 AM PDT · by vannrox · 28 replies · 398+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday September 17, 2002 | Haifa Zangana
    CommentBombs will deepen Iraq's nightmareThis war plan forces me to stand by the dictator who tortured me Haifa Zangana Tuesday September 17, 2002The GuardianI am an Iraqi British woman (half-Kurdish, half-Arab). I have lived in Britain since 1976. I can't go back to Iraq because, like many Iraqis, I was imprisoned and tortured. When I was released I was haunted by human howls of pain and memories of the dead. Once in London, I could hardly believe I was safe in a democratic country. The day that I first exercised my right to vote was one of the happiest of...
  • Iraq Hasn't Shifted, Says Australian FM

    09/16/2002 5:51:41 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 220+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 9/16/02 | Patrick Goodenough
    Forty minutes of talks with his Iraqi counterpart left Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer with the impression that Iraq is unwilling to allow U.N. inspectors free access to suspected weapons of mass destruction sites. Downer, who has voiced strong support for U.S.-led military action against Baghdad, met Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji Sabri Sunday at the Iraqi's request. Both are in New York for the U.N. General Assembly session. He said afterwards that while Sabri had repeated "well-known positions," including a stated willingness for the inspectors to return, it appeared Baghdad had not changed its stance in any significant way. "It...
  • My Life As An International Arms Courier

    07/01/2002 7:40:06 PM PDT · by vannrox · 1 replies · 278+ views
    The RISKS digest ^ | Fri, 06 Jan 95 | from mab@research.att.com (Matt Blaze)
    My Life As An International Arms Courierfrom mab@research.att.com (Matt Blaze) Fri, 06 Jan 95 as posted to the RISKS digest Under an obscure provision of US law, devices and computer programs that use encryption techniques to hide information from prying eyes and ears are considered ``munitions'' and subject to the same rules that govern the international arms trade. In particular, taking such items out of this country requires the approval of the State Department, which decides whether exporting something might endanger national security. In the past, these restrictions were of little concern to the average citizen; encryption found most of...
  • India seeks US inspection of Pak terror camps: Report

    06/08/2002 5:08:46 AM PDT · by mhking · 7 replies · 216+ views
    India seeks US inspection of Pak terror camps: Report PTI [ SATURDAY, JUNE 08, 2002 1:47:03 PM ] SILICON VALLEY: India has quietly asked the US to inspect suspected terrorist camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, a report said here on Saturday. "In a very informal sense, we have conveyed to the Americans that if they verify the camps are closed, we are going to believe them," a senior Indian intelligence official was quoted as saying by the Los Angeles Times in a report from New Delhi. The paper said the official's comments were "a reflection of the Indian government's frustration over...