July 31, 2006

Frank Responds to HaCohen

Sunday, July 30th, 2006 in News by Matt Barganier

Joshua Frank responds to Ran HaCohen’s thoughts on the Hezbollah capture of two Israeli soldiers:

First I should say thanks to Ran HaCohen and Antiwar.com for posting a response to my piece, “Kidnapped in Israel or Captured in Lebanon,” which attempted to raise the question of whether or not Israel’s story that Hezbollah entered Israel and captured two soldiers was indeed accurate or not.

From my own research on the issue of where the Israeli soldiers were actually captured, I’ve come away with a few things. First, my main point in my original post was to bring this issue to light, not spread a conspiracy theory. Second, I really think that the reports on both sides should raise alarm — for neither proves anything concretely.

I am on the fence myself and not convinced one way or another as to where the soldiers were actually captured by Hezbollah soldiers. One thing is a fact, however: the original story (i.e., the AP) changed everywhere after Israeli military released their statement.
If one reads most every story written about the incident in question, most outlets initially quoted “Lebanon Police,” but failed to use their quotes after Israel released their official statement sometime later. So really, it seems this all boils down to the IDF version vs. Lebanon Police.

Hezbollah’s early communiqués seem to validate the Lebanon Police account, but Hassan Nasrallah and Hezbollah officials have not officially released a statement as of this writing. From the few contacts I have with people close to Hezbollah and in Lebanon, the organization purportedly refutes the official Israeli version, i.e., the rumor that there was the use of a ladder, etc. But they seem to insist they in fact provoked the attack but captured the soldiers in Lebanon. Who really knows at this point? I’d like to see Hezbollah come forward to tell their side. But I certainly would never say that the Israeli version is in any way trustworthy in the interim. Time, hopefully, will tell all.

Like I noted above, I think we all need to keep in mind that there hasn’t been a war waged in the past 60 years that did not use lies and propaganda to seduce the public. Why would Israel’s latest invasion of Lebanon be any different?

by Paul Levy

Things in the world seem really grim right now. Many people feel like we are on the verge of World War III. These are clearly apocalyptic, end-times we are living in. Many people are hopelessly pessimistic about the state of human affairs, feeling like there is nothing we can do to make a difference. It feels to some like we are descending into hell. It feels to others like we are on the verge of global collapse. Something seems terribly wrong. It seems like we are creating a living nightmare for ourselves. It is as if our planet has fallen under a demon’s curse.

It is crucial that we shed light on the nature of the darkness that has befallen our planet. We need to understand the nature of the beast we are dealing with. One thing we can say for sure is that the darkness does not want us to become aware of it. To become conscious of how the darkness plays itself out in our world is the last thing the darkness wants, just like a vampire can’t stand the light of day. For to see the darkness is to take away its power over us, as it can no longer act itself out through our unconscious.

Just like sunlight flooding into a room instantaneously evacuates the darkness in the room, when we shed the light of consciousness on the darkness that is both in our world and within ourselves, the power of the darkness is immediately dis-spelled. The darkness that is appearing in the outer world is not separate from, but is co-related to, the darkness within ourselves. The darkness that is manifesting in the outside world is simultaneously triggering a resonant re-action deep inside of ourselves. To the extent we are unconscious of what the darkness is triggering inside of ourselves, it enlists us as one of its unwitting agents, as the darkness feeds on our unawareness of it.

If we become entranced by the very convincing display of outer darkness that is materializing in the world and fall prey to pessimism, we have fallen under the darkness’s spell and are then feeding, supporting and helping to create the very darkness in the world which we are reacting to pessimistically. Bewitched by our own darkness, we relate to it as if it is independent and outside of ourselves, thinking our pessimistic reaction is justified by the dark goings-on that are “objectively” happening in the outside world. In choosing to see pessimistically, we don’t realize that we are filtering our interpretation of events through a pessimistic lens which then provides us with overwhelming evidence to confirm our pessimism.

To become pessimistic about what is playing out on the world stage is to become an unwitting instrument through which the darkness further incarnates and extends itself into our world. To become caught in pessimism is to fall victim to an infinitely regressing feedback loop: we wouldn’t be so pessimistic if our world wasn’t manifesting so darkly, and our world wouldn’t be manifesting so darkly if we weren’t so pessimistic. To become fixated in the point of view of seeing things pessimistically is to unwittingly become an ally of the very darkness that is inspiring our pessimism. This is to have fallen into a self-generating, samsaric feedback loop that is self-fulfilling in nature and will undoubtedly destroy us.

Becoming pessimistic is a symptom that the darkness has insinuated itself into our very consciousness, and is manipulating our perceptions of the world so as to further propagate itself. Becoming depressed and pessimistic is what the darkness wants, as it thirsts for us to become seduced by its convincing display of seemingly overwhelming power so that we give up our own power to it as well and believe all is lost. Imagining ourselves dis-empowered, we dis-associate from our “True Self” as well as from each other, disconnecting from our individual and collective “brilliance” (which, interestingly, connotes “light”).

To give up and believe there is nothing we can do is to unknowingly join forces with the darker power, becoming its secret agents, our secret being secret even to ourselves. To be pessimistic is to be arguing for our own impotence and limitation. If we win an argument about the truth of our pessimism, the “prize” we win is that we are screwed.

There is something wrong with this picture. There is clearly something flawed and even perverse about our logic if it leads to such a self-defeating result. This flaw is like a red flag that can inspire us to self-reflect and look at what we are actually doing when we invest in a pessimistic world-view. Pessimism is a symptom that we are investing in our own decline and ultimately our own suicide.

I am not saying that we should just put on a smiley-face and become “everything turns out for the best” optimists. To only identify, like some so-called “spiritual” people do, with the “celestial rainbow” point of view, believing that everything is perfect and not problematic is overly one-sided, as it is dis-associated from the part of our experience that is seemingly “damned,” “cursed,” and deeply problematic. To identify with only one side of a two-sided polarity like this is to be actively in denial of and contracting against its opposite. To only identify with the light in actuality supports and feeds the dark. Over-identifying only with the light, we marginalize the darkness, which secretly empowers it, as the darkness then becomes something of which we are afraid. We are then unwittingly investing our energy into the darkness by our one-sided identification with the light.

We need to shed the light of awareness on how the darkness plays itself out both outside in the world as well as inside of ourselves, as the darkness can potentially seduce us to be either overly optimistic or pessimistic. To fall into an extreme view like this is to ultimately be part of the problem, rather than embodying the solution.

I am not spouting some new age gibberish when I am urging us to not be pessimistic. I am simply pointing out that pessimism is not only unnecessary, but is actually dangerous, as it will help to actively create a self-fulfilling prophecy that will ultimately justify our pessimism. When I am saying not to be pessimistic, I am not marginalizing the darkness and saying that everything will turn out peaches and cream. I’m not talking about pretending the darkness isn’t really dark, and trying to imagine it out of existence by mindlessly affirming that everything is really OK, that everyone will live happily ever after.

From one point of view, things are genuinely fucked. It is important not to marginalize that. Our situation is extremely dire, while at the same time there is nothing to become pessimistic about. Being able to hold this paradox is the “crux” of the matter. This involves being able to hold these seemingly contradictory opposites together as both being true simultaneously.

Our apocalyptic situation is very dire, while at the same time it is (potentially) the highest blessing: If we recognize what the darkness is revealing to us, it can (potentially) wake us up. Interestingly, the inner meaning of the word “apocalypse” is something hidden being revealed. Our universe is manifesting as a genuine “coincidentia oppositorum,” a co-incidence of opposites, an auspicious coming together of the opposites where the opposites paradoxically reveal themselves to be both opposite and united at the same time.

This holistic vision makes no sense and seems like pure nonsense as long as we are rigidly clinging to only one point of view and marginalizing another part of our experience. And yet, this more inclusive vision is itself the very expansion of consciousness which transforms the nature of our situation and empowers us to become genuine agents of change in the world. Instead of identifying with one of the opposites and projecting out the other (which is to “split”), if we recognize that both of the seemingly contradictory opposites are true simultaneously, we have re-joined ourselves and retrieved our soul.

Healing our split with the outside world and within ourselves, we are an active and activating participant in the birth of consciousness into human form. Stepping into the open-ended, embodied form of our wholeness, we become an agent of healing for the universe. Shadows are an _expression that light is nearby. Shadows are never found without light, which is to say that light and shadows are inseparably united into a deeper, more all-embracing whole.

Paradoxically, hidden, in-coded inside the darkness is a light which (potentially) awakens (and is inseparable from) consciousness. Not being separate from the light, the darkness itself is an unmediated _expression of and indivisible from the “light of consciousness” itself. This self-luminous light of awareness is a higher-order of light which embraces, unites and transcends the duality of light vs. darkness.

How our universe will unfold from this moment on depends upon whether or not we “consciously” re-cognize what the darkness is revealing to us as it acts itself out through us. The darkness itself is the revelation of the light, as it is the light revealing itself in the hidden form of darkness. Shedding light on the darkness within us is a form of illumination. Once we become intimately related to and engaged with our own darkness, we become fluent in its language, coming to know how it behaves and operates within ourselves. We are then able to translate this familiarity with our own darkness in such a way so as to creatively illumine the darkness in the outer world.

Once enough of us have made acquaintance with the darkness that exists within us, we are then able, like sunlight melting the morning dew, to collectively dis-spell the darkness that has seemingly enveloped our planet. Paradoxically, it is only by coming to terms with the darkness within ourselves that we are able to step out of our trance-like addiction to pessimism and become full-bodied representatives of the all-embracing light of consciousness.

Uniting in collective “lucidity” (which, etymologically, refers to “light”), we reciprocally co-inspire each other as we empower ourselves to create a more grace-filled universe to co-inhabit.

A radical, evolutionary idea whose time has truly come!

Paul Levy is a spiritually-informed political co-activist. A pioneer in the field of spiritual awakening, he is a healer in private practice, assisting others who are awakening to the dream-like nature of reality. He is the author of The Madness of George Bush: A Reflection of Our Collective Psychosis, which is available at his website www.awakeninthedream.com

Please feel free to pass this article along to a friend if you feel so inspired.

You can contact Paul at paul@awakeninthedream.com.
© Copyright 2006.

America's Big Fat Oil Problem?

Written by Stephen Balogh
Monday, 10 July 2006
Why is America trying to treat its oil dependence problem like it is trying to solve its weight problem?

Americans are getting fat. This is not breaking news. I myself could spare to shed a few pounds. As I began the endeavor to lose weight and get in better physical shape, I began to see the corollaries between how the American public attempts to shed pounds and the way that we are trying to solve our dependency on oil.

First off, lets look our "oil addiction". We are addicted to oil and its derivatives: gasoline, diesel, kerosene, etc., as much as we are addicted to corn and all its derivatives: corn chips, cereals, and the vast amounts of high fructose corn syrup hidden in our foods. Both are very abundant in the US. Gasoline may be expensive, but it is highly available. We have built our society around the excess availability of both food and oil products. Many areas, we know, cannot be accessed without a vehicle now, and one can find very few towns who have not been afflicted by the homogenizing effect of fast food restaurants and national food brands.

Many great minds have written recently on the energy crisis and the obesity epidemic that faces our nation, lets just stipulate that.

Now, lets look at how industry and society has tried to help Americans lose weight. As far as I can tell the number one way that we try to lose weight is by eating and drinking "diet foods". We are substituting sugar and fats with Nutrasweet and Olestra, to try and cut calories while continuing to consume large amounts of food. Advertise campaigns abound, telling us how we can continue to eat well and lose weight, as long as we eat these "diet" foods. Whole aisles and even stores are dedicated to these "food substitutes". Guilt from eating a Big Mac is assuaged by ordering a diet coke with it.

Lets consider ethanol and to a lesser extent, biodiesel. The "Nutrasweet" and "Olestra" of energy consumption. Ethanol is being pitched as the #1 solution to America's oil dependence. Advertising abounds. GM has built an entire campaign around "going yellow" - a virtual answer to our prayers. A way to continue our lifestyle of excessive energy use while "reducing" our dependence on foreign oil. No need to get rid of your SUV's, no need to feel guilty, we have your solution in ethanol. Well just replace our calories (gasoline) with sugar-substitute (ethanol), and life can go on.

Biodiesel is not being trumpeted on commercial airwaves like ethanol is. However, it shares some of the same intrinsic faults as ethanol, as far as trying to use it to solve the nations energy crisis. Small scale biodiesel production works. There are enough remaining fast food joints and diners to power many more cars on the less polluting, cheaper fuel. However, once your neighborhood hits the saturation point, and there are more 100B drivers than there are grease traps, where do you go from there? Plus there is that "Olestra's oily discharge" type of side effect in biodiesel which is the procuring and handling of very toxic chemicals.

Call me cynical, but I don't think that replacing oil with ethanol will be any more effective in solving the nations energy addiction, as nutrasweet was in curing the nation's obesity epidemic.
What other options do Americans use to try to lose weight? Lets go to the videotape... or in this case the infomercial. Ab-lounges, 6-second abs, Bun and Thigh Roller, the "Gazelle", Bow Flex... the list goes on and on. Millions have been spent in search of the quick easy fix to the problem.
This I relate to the millions that are beginning to pour into start up companies to find a technological solution to the problem. Not the millions pouring into long term, viable solutions, but the money being spent on super oil lubricants, carburetors, and fuel additives - all taking some poor sap's money, and getting little benefit in return. The Honda Accord Hybrid gets the award - spending a lot of money on a technological fix for the problem, and getting little in return. It might as well be on an infomercial itself, "NEW! Now with Hybrid power!" Compare mileage here, with the regular (non-hybrid) Accord.

The last comparison that I'll make is between "fad" diets, and the "fad" of hydrogen-based transportation and energy production. Yes, low-carb diets work. In fact I can personally attest to that. And while I cannot personally attest to seeing a hydrogen car in action, it can propel a car to its destination. Theoretically, hydrogen could replace gasoline use in personal transportation, just as theroretically one could permanently go on a carb-free diet. However in the long run, are we still harming the environment with the energy production needed in forming quantities of hydrogen, in the same way that a lifetime of bacon and cheese would harm the human body?

So we've covered the negative comparisons on why we are treating our oil addiction like we are confronting our obesity epidemic, lets look at some positive similarities in real solutions.
What is the best way to lose weight and keep it off? Moderation in eating and increased physical activity. What is the best way of reducing our nations dependency on oil? Moderation in driving and increased physical activity.

Just as every donut we do not eat, is 1/2 hour of aerobic exercise that we don't have to perform; Every 24 miles we bike or walk, is one less gallon of gas we need to import. Moderation and conservation of oil use provides with direct results in reducing our nation's oil dependency.
Just as 24 hour diets do not lead to long term health, the short-term avoidance of driving is not a long term solution the problem. It will take a lot of effort, and require long term planning and action. It's not that we need to drive to the grocery store less; we need to move closer to the store (or the store closer to us). We need to have better vision in communities, and city/county planning to dissuade automobile dependence, and increase walkability.

Dieting alone makes weight loss very difficult, it is the physical activity that makes the difference. This is also true in attempting to solve our energy dependence. We must increase our personal activity and effort, in order for a viable long term solution to the problem. We need to ask ourselves, is this car ride necessary? Could I walk or bike there?

And, we need to get off our big asses and take the (literal) first steps in solving the problem.


From the Chicago Tribune

Comments: This is pretty good. It does admit that we cannot keep up our wasteful habits indefinitely, but it omits 1) peak oil happened 11/05 and is NOT going to be delayed until 2037 and 2) production is NOT continuing to go up as the graphs auggest. It staes LOST Americans are aware of troiuble with oil supply and demand-which is accurate. It does not mean they are informed properly about it because alternative fuels are useless as a long-term solution.


Published on Saturday, July 29, 2006
by Chicago Tribune

A tank of gas, a world of trouble

By Paul Salopek
What does it take to quench America’s mighty thirst for gasoline? Pulitzer-winning correspondent Paul Salopek traced gas pumped at a suburban Chicago station to the fuel’s sources around the globe. In doing so, he reveals how our oil addiction binds us to some of the most hostile corners of the planet—and to a petroleum economy edging toward crisis.
Story: Paul Salopek, Tribune correspondent
Research: Brenda Kilianski, Tribune researcher
Photos: Kuni Takahashi, Tribune photographer

EB editor: Well-produced thoughtful documentary covering multiple aspects of the oil crisis. Kunstler and Simmons are among the many experts interviewed. The segment on "Oil and Urban Sprawl" goes beyond what typically has been covered in the mainstream media.
Oil Safari (TV program)What's the future of global oil production? And just where does our oil come from? In "Oil Safari", the Chicago Tribune presents a novel travelogue, showing the world in what could be the waning days of cheap oil in America and across the globe. Thursday, August 03, 2006 7:00 PM on WYCC (Chicago)Not sure if this is the same program as is available online (see above).

Online Articles
About the project : Paul Salopek and photographer Kuni Takahashi traveled to the distant sources of the South Elgin Marathon's gas
.Chapter 1: The pay zone A Marathon station in South Elgin, Ill., serves as an ideal prism to examine the coming end of the oil age.
Chapter 2: The frontier Americans have hitched their 210 million autos to Africa, forcing the planet’s last superpower to rattle its half-empty oilcan at the world's poorest continent.
Chapter 3: The war The hidden costs of our oil addiction include everything from U.S. job losses to the medical bills of American troops wounded in Iraq.
Chapter 4: Last call An energy cold war over oil threatens to become the defining struggle of the 21st Century. An early flash point: the United States and Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela.

Sidebar: Peak oil theory takes center stage : ...with crude prices hitting record highs since 2004, global oil demand outstripping supplies like never before and major discoveries stagnant for 20 years, peak oil has migrated from the fringe to the center of the global energy debate.
Sidebar: Is the Saudi bonanza peaking?: Saudi Arabia's epic oil reserves are a global insurance policy: a supply of crude so plentiful it can always be counted on, in a pinch, to ease almost any conceivable energy crisis. Or so experts used to think. But today, some energy analysts are warning that the oil kingdom's fabled bounty may no longer be reliable--a stunning development that, if true, would have sobering implications for the world economy.
Sidebar: The nature of oil: Petroleum is civilization's lifeblood. So goes the cliche. But although it is one of the most studied substances on Earth, it remains essentially mysterious, elusive. Copyright © 2006, Chicago Tribune
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Editorial Notes ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Suggested by WT and "Pl". Pl writes:
A fantastic on-line, multi-media Special Report on oil by the Chicago Tribune, including an interview with Matthew Simmons, a discussion of peak oil and the potential peak in Saudi Arabian oil production.I'd especially recommend the sidebars and the online video.
UPDATE: If you like the documentary based on this series, you might suggest to your local public television station that they run it. (It's now scheduled to run on WYCC of Chicago Thursday August 3 at 7pm.)
Biography of reporter Salopek from the Chicago Tribune:

Paul F. Salopek is a Chicago Tribune foreign correspondent who has covered Africa, the Balkans, and Central Asia.Salopek has won two Pulitzer Prizes. In 1998, Salopek won for Explanatory Reporting for his coverage of the controversial Human Genome Diversity Project. His 2001 Pulitzer for International Reporting recognized his work in Africa, including his coverage of the civil war in Congo.Prior to joining the Tribune, he worked as a writer for National Geographic for three years. Before that, he reported on U.S.-Mexico border issues for the El Paso (Texas) Times. In 1990, he was Gannett News Service bureau chief in Mexico City.Salopek began his journalism career in 1985 when his motorcycle broke down in Roswell, N.M., and he took a police-reporting job at the local newspaper to earn repair money. Outside of journalism, Salopek has worked off and on as a commercial fisherman.Salopek received a degree in environmental biology from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1984.
For personal background, see this interview with Salopek.-BA
Original article :

It seems some are confusing my upset at the genocide going on in Lebanon is taking sides against the Isrealis. I am not doing that .. I am concerned that people are not being given the right to LIVE. I know that this war has been planned for a long time. And war fever planted in many people's minds ...

And I say it AGAIN -- for cooler heads to prevail, there MUST be a ceasefire immediately. A 48 hour lull isn't going to solve this huge, huge mess ...

2001 Pentagon Plan to Attack Lebanon

Bush's Plan for "Serial War" revealed by General Wesley Clark
by A Concerned Citizen
July 23, 2006


"[The] Five-year campaign plan [includes]... a total of seven countries, beginning with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia and Sudan" (Pentagon official quoted by General Wesley Clark) According to General Wesley Clark--the Pentagon, by late 2001, was Planning to Attack Lebanon

"Winning Modern Wars" (page 130) General Clark states the following:

"As I went back through the Pentagon in November 2001, one of the senior military staff officers had time for a chat. Yes, we were still on track for going against Iraq, he said. But there was more. This was being discussed as part of a five-year campaign plan, he said, and there were a total of seven countries, beginning with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia and Sudan.

...He said it with reproach--with disbelief, almost--at the breadth of the vision. I moved the conversation away, for this was not something I wanted to hear. And it was not something I wanted to see moving forward, either. ...I left the Pentagon that afternoon deeply concerned."
Of course, this is fully consistent with the US Neocons' master plan, "Rebuilding America's Defenses," published in August 2000 by the Project for the New American Century (PNAC)
And, as PNAC's website ( http://www.newamericancentury.org ) notes, that the lead author of that plan, Thomas Donnelly, was a top official of Lockheed Martin--a company well acquainted with war and its profit potential.

It's no surprise that Republicans are starting to talk about withdrawing troops from Iraq; the troops will be needed in Lebanon. And maybe Sudan and Syria?

Muslims say CSIS has spies in many mosques

Globe and Mail Update
TORONTO — Canada's police and intelligence agencies, through their use of paid Muslim informants, effectively have spies in virtually every major mosque in Toronto, according to well-connected members of the Muslim community.
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service does not deny operating inside Muslim religious institutions, but insists that it hires informants to report on people, not places.
Those knowledgeable about mosques and the tactics of security services say it often amounts to the same thing.
“If they're following certain people, an imam for example, and that imam is spending a lot of time at the mosque, then [the informant] is also spending a lot of time at the mosque,” even though they're not specifically instructed to, said Yahya Fadalla, a Hamilton-based imam. Besides his religious education, Mr. Fadalla has a doctorate in computer science with a specialization in cyberterrorism and information warfare.
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Spying within the Muslim community appears to be far more widespread than previously thought. In fact, one prominent Toronto imam claims Fahim Ahmad, who has been characterized as a leader among the 17 individuals charged with terror-related offences in June, was himself once offered the opportunity to become a paid informant.
The issue has taken on greater prominence since Mubin Shaikh, a CSIS and RCMP informant, publicly disclosed he played an integral part in that investigation.
Mr. Shaikh said it's a given that intelligence authorities have many informants within the community.
“If [intelligence authorities] want to do anything, it has to be done through the Muslims,” he said in an interview. “Of course they're going to have eyes and ears everywhere.”
Aly Hindy — the controversial imam of the Salaheddin Islamic Centre in Scarborough — said he has long been monitored by spies. “I feel sorry for them, so sometimes I try to give them something [in my speeches],” he joked.
Mr. Fadalla said most informants aren't asked to infiltrate groups in the same way Mr. Shaikh did, but instead just keep their eyes and ears open for suspicious activity. It is unclear how much informants are paid for their work, although Mr. Hindy said some make upwards of $3,000 a month. Mr. Shaikh has claimed CSIS still owes him $300,000 for his work.
Some Muslims worry the quality of information provided to the spy agency may be compromised by an informant's desire for income. Others complain that tipoffs may be based less on fact than personal vendettas. “People know that if I don't like you, I can say you're involved in terror activity and they have to investigate,” said Abdul Hai Patel, head of the Canadian Islamic Council of Imams.
Mr. Patel recalls an incident last year where a Muslim woman tried to divorce her husband. The proceedings turned acrimonious when the husband would not grant the woman a divorce — he called the RCMP to claim the woman's brother was involved in terrorist activity. The police found no evidence to back that claim.
“It has become a tool of revenge in the community,” Mr. Patel said.
The use of informants within the community, although a long-standing tactic, became a particularly sensitive issue in the few weeks since Mr. Shaikh publicly disclosed he worked for the RCMP and CSIS. While some within the community applaud his work, others counter that his involvement may constitute entrapment.
After conducting numerous interviews to explain his role in the investigation, Mr. Shaikh has largely shied away from the news media spotlight in the past week. However, he has gone on-line to defend himself against accusations levelled by Muslim bloggers.
On one blog, where the author described Mr. Shaikh as an “ass-smootching kaffir [non-believer]” and urged him to prepare for hell, Mr. Shaikh replied: “I was at the forefront of defending Islam when not even the IMAMS had the guts to stand up.
“WHERE were all you dedicated Muslims when the Sharia issue was assailed?” he asked, referring to his previous support for the introduction of sharia law tribunals in Ontario. He also flatly denied setting up any of the 17 accused.
“I say in addition that IF it is revealed that I did in fact set them up, and thus help the kuffar [non-believers] against the Muslims and Islam — I will demand that the Muslims STONE ME and I will be guilty of Nifaaq and Kufr [hypocrisy and disbelief].”
Reached by phone, Mr. Shaikh said most of the responses he has received in the past week have been positive, including those from Muslim leaders in Toronto. Going on-line, he said, was his way of setting the record straight.
“When we all appear before the Lord, all these [allegations against me] will be on paper,” he said.
CSIS will not comment on the details of any particular case. However, agency spokeswoman Barbara Campion said the agency does not hire informants to stake out locations. While it does often rely on “human sources,” the term CSIS uses for informants, they are usually hired to provide information on individuals.
Mr. Patel said that while Muslims don't necessarily welcome the presence of informants in their communities, many have come to expect the practice. He also doubts other agents are likely to follow Mr. Shaikh's lead and reveal themselves to the public.
“CSIS, after hearing about one coming out, will tell the others to shut up,” he said.


When, oh, when, will these drugs be recalled? I know! When the profits run out. Good going, Mississippi! Time to take the profits out of these horrible chemicals!!

State of Mississippi Files Lawsuit Against Eli Lilly and Company Over Zyprexa

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has filed a lawsuit against Eli Lilly and Company for claims arising from Lilly’s sale and marketing of its antipsychotic prescription drug, Zyprexa®. The suit was filed in the State Circuit Court of Lafayette County, according to State of Mississippi Special Assistant Attorney General Tim Balducci of the Langston Law Firm in Booneville, Miss.

OXFORD, Miss. (PRWEB) July 27, 2006 -- Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has filed a lawsuit against Eli Lilly and Company for claims arising from Lilly’s sale and marketing of its antipsychotic prescription drug, Zyprexa®.

The suit was filed in the State Circuit Court of Lafayette County, according to State of Mississippi Special Assistant Attorney General Tim Balducci of the Langston Law Firm in Booneville, Miss.

Mississippi seeks to recover State funds expended through its Division of Medicaid to purchase Zyprexa® for what the suit claims were "non-medically accepted indications."

The suit also seeks to recover State funds spent in providing health care treatment to certain Medicaid recipients who the State claims suffered Zyprexa®-related injuries or illnesses such as diabetes. In addition, the suit seeks injunctive relief against Lilly. Balducci said early estimates of the State’s purchasing claim suggest damages in the range of $30 million, and that the estimates of the State’s claim for diabetes care of Zyprexa® patients are much higher. The State will also seek civil penalties under the Mississippi Medicaid law, as well as punitive damages and litigation costs.

“Damages could well be in the hundreds of millions of dollars,” Balducci said.

The suit claims that Lilly knew its drug, Zyprexa®, increased the risk to patients of contracting diabetes, yet failed to warn of the danger. The complaint states that in April, 2002, nearly a year and a half before it first warned of the risk of diabetes in the United States, Lilly changed Zyprexa®’s labeling in the United Kingdom and Japan to include warnings regarding the association between the use of Zyprexa® and diabetes-related injuries. “The rapid growth of Zyprexa® sales in the State of Mississippi is primarily due to increased prescriptions by primary care physicians for non-medically accepted indications that are excluded from payment under the provisions of the Mississippi Medicaid Prescription Drug Program. The doctors are prescribing the drug for non-approved uses as a direct response to Lilly’s conduct in marketing the drug.“

As a result, Mississippi is spending millions of dollars on Zyprexa® for patients who are not indicated for the drug; and further, who are being harmed by it.

“Our investigation presently indicates that about 10% of those patients who have been prescribed Zyprexa® have subsequently developed insulin-dependent diabetes. Some of these patients are children, and Zyprexa® has never been approved for, nor found to be effective, in the treatment of children.”

The Mississippi lawsuit is Hood v. Eli Lilly and Co., No. L06-280, Circuit Court, Lafayette County, Mississippi (Oxford)

.About The Langston Law Firm, P.A. The Langston Law Firm, P.A., located in Booneville, Mississippi, is a leading national products liability and personal injury law firm. The firm has achieved fair compensation for thousands of clients who have suffered injuries resulting from defective medications and medical devices. For more information on The Langston Law Firm, P.A. call 1-800-492-0362.###


Article published Sunday, July 30, 2006

Woman stands by spouse who drowned tot in bathtub
Putnam Co. man needs help, not hard time, she says


FORT JENNINGS, Ohio - Amy Luebrecht's support for her husband 14 months after he drowned their youngest son in the bathtub is unwavering

."Only briefly - I can't even tell you how briefly - that afternoon I had just a little bit of anger," she said. "By that evening I had forgiven him. I knew there was no way Mike could have done this. This was not Mike. I knew how much he was struggling. I knew how much he loved the kids. I knew family was his top priority."

For 20 years, Michael Luebrecht had battled mental illness. His case, his wife said, bears chilling similarities to that of Andrea Yates - the Texas woman found not guilty by reason of insanity Wednesday for drowning her five children.

"She, like my husband, has a medical file, a psychiatric file that's inches thick," Mrs. Luebrecht, 38, said in a recent interview at her home in this small Putnam County town about 80 miles southwest of Toledo. "She had mental illness. She tried to get help. She was hospitalized shortly before the killings, and they sent her home. Michael tried to get help and they sent him home to his family. We're just blessed we didn't end up like the Yates family with one survivor or no survivors."

The Luebrechts celebrated Joel's first birthday on March 29, 2005. The toddler died about two months later.

Like Mrs. Yates, Luebrecht, 38, was taking several medications to deal with his obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression, including Effexor, an anti-depressant that now has a label that warns users of a possible risk of homicidal thoughts.Mrs. Luebrecht wonders how and why such drugs are on the market. And she wonders why the justice system put her husband behind bars for 25 years rather than in a secure mental hospital where he could get help."I'm still so caught up in the injustice of the situation. I still can't rest," Mrs. Luebrecht said.

Illness takes root

Mrs. Luebrecht, who works at the local post office, met her future husband at church. They became friends and fell in love."He was very kind," she recalled. "He was just joyful. He just had the joy of the Lord. He really loved other people a lot. He was just willing to serve. He loved to serve others."

Mrs. Luebrecht said she knew of his struggles with mental illness before they married in 1992 - he had been hospitalized for depression as a teenager - but she said his illness had always been manageable.

Family photographs of Luebrecht show a handsome young man with bright eyes and a beautiful smile, but pictures taken in the year before Joel's death show a gradual change - forced smiles, vacant eyes, and a widening of his face his wife said was brought on by the anti-psychotic drug Zyprexa, which has possible side-effects that may include weight gain.Mrs. Luebrecht said that in the 11 months leading up to the crime, her husband had become so debilitated that he was unable to work at his longtime job as a bricklayer and spent most of his days in bed. If he got out of bed at all, she said, it was to play catch with their 9-year-old son, Lucas, push 5-year-old Seth on the swing, or enjoy 13-month-old Joel's bubbly personality.In March, he had told his psychologist he'd had thoughts of killing his children, prompting his psychiatrist to increase his dosages of Effexor and Wellbutrin. Mrs. Luebrecht said the psychiatrist did not think it was necessary to see her husband before his next regular appointment, and she probably took false assurance from his nonchalance."Just the thought that he could do something like that was unthinkable," she said. "He never had a violent history ever."

The unthinkable

On May 23, 2005, Mrs. Luebrecht was notified at work to come home. Her youngest son was dead. Her husband had confessed to drowning him.

Though devastated by the loss of Joel, she said she began to hope for her husband's future.
"I wasn't actually worried at first about what would happen to Mike," she said. "I thought Mike would finally get the help he needed. I thought he would get help, but he never did."

On June 6, Luebrecht was indicted by a Putnam County grand jury on a charge of aggravated murder with a death-penalty specification. His court-appointed attorney, Bill Kluge of Lima, entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.

Although it's rare for a criminal defendant to meet the insanity standard, Mr. Kluge said he was convinced Luebrecht would. In Ohio, as in Texas, a defendant must prove a severe mental disease or defect prevented him from understanding the offense was wrong.

Luebrecht was evaluated at the Court Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Toledo and later by a forensic psychologist from San Diego. Neither concluded Luebrecht was insane when he drowned his son.

"That's a high hurdle to cross," Mr. Kluge said. "The classic case of an [insanity defense] is, I kill somebody and then I stand around afterward wondering what to do next. Anything that shows prior preparation or subsequent preparation to leave after the incident indicates it's not an [insanity situation] because it shows you were aware of the wrongfulness of your actions."
In Luebrecht's case, it appeared to investigators that he had planned his son's murder. He had driven to the babysitter's house, told her he was taking Joel to a doctor's appointment, driven home, filled the bathtub with water, and held his son underwater. Afterward, he wrote a note to his wife and packed some clothing in a plastic grocery bag. He also called 911, told the operator he had drowned his son, and administered CPR at the operator's direction.

Without expert testimony to back up an insanity claim, Mr. Kluge said he did not believe Luebrecht could pursue an insanity defense. In February, Luebrecht pleaded guilty to aggravated murder in exchange for the dismissal of the death-penalty specification. In March, Putnam County Common Pleas Judge Randall Basinger sentenced him to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years.

Mrs. Luebrecht and her two sons now visit him twice a month at the Warren Correctional Institution near Lebanon, Ohio.

"He told me he was sorry but he still doesn't know why," she said. "He doesn't know why he did it, but he felt like he had to and he felt like he was in a trance or a dream."

Issue of insanity

While she does not try to excuse her husband's crime, Mrs. Luebrecht said she believes Ohio law should be changed to more appropriately deal with defendants who have documented mental illnesses.

Toledo attorney Sheldon Wittenberg has filed and withdrawn insanity pleas for numerous defendants over the years. Only one of his clients cleared the legal hurdle.

In 2002, Daniel Rodgers was found not guilty by reason of insanity in Wood County Common Pleas Court after he stabbed a stranger walking down the street in Bradner then went back to his garbage truck route. He too had a history of mental illness.

"It's a very high hurdle, as it should be," Mr. Wittenberg said. "I think what the public fails to know, though, is that an individual found [not guilty by reason of insanity] isn't set free. He's set up for treatment for as long as the underlying sentence to the original charge would have kept him there or until he's found to be well."

Not alone in support

While the legal issues surrounding her husband's case disturb her, Mrs. Luebrecht said she's also troubled by the influence the medication he was prescribed by his psychiatrist may have had on him.

In November, 2005 - six months after Luebrecht killed their son - drugmaker Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. began including "homicidal ideation" as a "rare adverse event" Effexor users could experience.

Ann Blake Tracy is on a campaign to have such drugs banned.

"Since when is [homicidal ideation] an accepted side effect? It's OK to kill somebody?" said an incredulous Ms. Tracy, executive director of the International Coalition for Drug Awareness. "I think this would probably be the first time I can think of in the history of this country that we've allowed a drug on the market that causes homicide."

Wyeth Spokesman Natalie de Vane said homicidal thoughts are not a side effect of the drug. She said the company added "homicidal ideation" to Effexor's label because during testing of the drug, one participant reported having homicidal thoughts "which may or may not have to do with the drug."

Two weeks ago, Mrs. Luebrecht flew to Houston to take part in a news conference held by Ms. Tracy's coalition outside the courthouse where Andrea Yates was on trial. There, she met with survivors like Russell Yates, who divorced his wife Andrea but supported her insanity defense.
"We were all blindsided by this," Mrs. Luebrecht said.

She is now committed to trying to change things for her husband and others like him.

"I would testify before Congress. I would do anything I can," she said. "It's just incredible that people are following doctor's orders and it ruins the entire rest of their life. If I could help this not to happen to one person, it would be worth it to me."

Contact Jennifer Feehan at: jfeehan@theblade.com or 419-353-5972.

July 30, 2006

Links to watch the 9/11 C-span already!!! PASS IT FAST!!!

Better 2nd try Watch this and share it.
It's great!!! Dr Jay
http://play.rbn.com/play.asx?url...ive/%20cspan1v.asf http://play.rbn.com/?url=cspan/g...ve/cspan1- g2.rm

Or here... http://www.cosmicpenguin.com/911/pentagon/images/Security_cam_captures_F-16_tail_fin_and_missile_smoke.jpg

2. Photo two. http://www.cosmicpenguin.com/911/pentagon/images/pentagon-9-11.gif

3. Photo three. http://www.cosmicpenguin.com/911/pentagon/images/the_plane.gif

4. A Boeing 757 airliner is 155 feet long.5. The Pentagon is 71 feet high. II. The aircraft or missile whose nose struck the Pentagon westwall at Pillar #14 did not have a starboard wing engine. Had thekiller jet been a Boeing 757 then there would have to have been a holein the vacinity of pillars #16 and 17 where a starboard wingengine would have had to have penetrated.
1. Diagram one http://www.cosmicpenguin.com/911/pentagon/images/pent-graphic-757.jpg
2. Photo one. http://www.cosmicpenguin.com/911/pentagon/images/6.jpg
3. Diagram two. http://www.cosmicpenguin.com/911/pentagon/images/asce-illus-2.gif
4. Diagram three. http://bedoper.com/eastman/impact757-2.jpg
5. Photo two. http://www.cosmicpenguin.com/911/pentagon/images/MissileDamage_First-Floor_Wall.jpg
6. Photo three. http://bedoper.com/eastman/no_engine_hit_between__16an.jpg7.
Photo four. http://www.cosmicpenguin.com/911/pentagon/images/Damage_centered_on_pillar_14.jpg
8. Photo five. http://www.cosmicpenguin.com/911/pentagon/images/fireball.jpg
9. Photo six. http://www.cosmicpenguin.com/911/pentagon/images/facade-intacte-s.jpg
10. Photo seven. http://www.cosmicpenguin.com/911/pentagon/images/320949.jpg
11. Photo eight. http://www.cosmicpenguin.com/911/pentagon/images/5.jpg
11. essay http://www.bedoper.com/eastman

III. The plane most witnesses saw (although some witnesses saw bothplanes) was not the plane or missile that struck the Pentagon as established by the line of physical damage. Witnesses saw the American Airlines jetliner approach the Pentagon from directly over the Sheraton Hotel, directly over the Naval Annex and directly over the Citgo gas station where Sgt. Wm. Lagasse was pumping gas when he saw the starboard side window ports of the Boeing as it passed slightly north of him travelling form west to east -- but the damage trail from the first downed lamppost to the entry hole in the west wall at column #14 to the exit hole in the inner "C"-ring is an entirelydifferent path, everywhere south of the witness-established path ofthe jetliner. The plane that traversed where thewitnesses describe got nowhere near where the first lamppost wasdowned, nowhere near the line from lampost to entry hole to exit hole.

Photo: The Boeing came over the Naval Annex and so could not have hitthe pole to the right of the overpass shown. http://www.cosmicpenguin.com/911/pentagon/images/coming_over_Annex_misses_poles.jpg
1. Diagram one http://www.cosmicpenguin.com/911/pentagon/images/asce-illus-2.gif
2. Photomap two. http://www.cosmicpenguin.com/911/pentagon/images/vue-aerienne-l.jpg
3. Photo one. http://www.cosmicpenguin.com/911/pentagon/images/vue-aerienne-l.jpg
4. Lampost diagram. http://www.cosmicpenguin.com/911/pentagon/images/Pentagon091124.png
5. Photo three (lamppost location) http://www.cosmicpenguin.com/911/pentagon/images/1265a.jpg
6. Photo four -- gas station vs. lamppost location 9-11-01 http://www.cosmicpenguin.com/911/pentagon/images/GasStation911.jpg
7. Photo five -- gas station vs. lamppost location 2000 http://www.cosmicpenguin.com/911/pentagon/images/GasStation2.jpg
8. Photo six -- lamppost and taxi http://www.cosmicpenguin.com/911/pentagon/images/bombing15-2.jpg
9. Photo seven -- taxi and lamppost http://www.cosmicpenguin.com/911/pentagon/images/p_taxi3.jpg
10. Photo eight -- lampposts http://www.cosmicpenguin.com/911/pentagon/images/pv_taxi_1.jpg

IV. Witness accounts

1. Essay one. http://www.bedoper.com/eastman/witnesses/index.html
2. Essay two. http://www.apfn.org/apfn/77_deastman1.htm

V. The famous piece of debris photographed on the lawn north of thecrash came from the starboard side of a Boeing 757, but the starboardside of the killer jet that hit the Pentagon faced south, not north.

Photo essay. http://www.cosmicpenguin.com/911/pentagon/images/320780.jpg

VI. Jacob Roginsky and Dick Eastman Debate Pentagon 9-11

How the debate came about:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/frameup/message/17927

#1 Roginsky-Eastman debate (preliminary questions) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/frameup/message/17939
#2 Roginsky-Eastman debate ("white explosion" not a proof I am defending -- merely incriminating) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/frameup/message/18073
#3 Ronginsky- Eastman debate (debate format discussed) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/frameup/message/18075
#4 Roginsky-Eastman debate (was the initial white explosion jetfuel?)http://groups.yahoo.com/group/frameup/message/17972
#5 Roginsky-Eastman debate, (questions about the security camvideo)http://groups.yahoo.com/group/frameup/message/17977
#6 Roginsky-Eastman debate, #6 (the killer jet carried jet fuel too) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/frameup/message/17985
#7 Roginsky -Eastman debate, #7 (the plane behind the passreader box) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/frameup/message/18074
#8 Roginsky- Eastman debate, #8 (tail fin or blot?, smoke trail ornose?)

July 29, 2006


Train Wreck of the Week By Bob Chapman

July 29 2006

Not since Dresden has the deliberate carnage and the taking of the lives of the innocent been more horrible and brutal than in Lebanon. The bombing in areas where no military targets exist – where only civilians live. Worse yet, Israel was using internationally banned cluster bombs and white phosphorus on civilians. Vehicles full of women and children were deliberately targeted by missiles in what looks to be the extermination of the Lebanese population. You would have thought Israelis would have learned from the evils of Germany and WWII. We guess not. We find what is going on beyond comprehension – beyond humanity.

What is the Guardians of Liberty? It’s about three million hardcore George W. Bush neocon backers, sort of like an SS or Gestapo - the anointed followers. This is the next Bush-Republican project and guess what, it will be funded via a Netherlands-Antilles secret corporation, called “Trilateral Communications Ltd.” What a fitting title. Of course what we are looking at is a corporation that was funded via black ops-drug operations during Iran Contra. This corporation is part of the Trilateral Investment Group, which finances the neocon juggernaught. This is what finances the insiders within government and keeps elitists in office in the perpetuation of wealth, power and world government. This is the black bag group who do all the dirty work and dirty tricks. It goes all the way from character assassinations, to phony criminal charges to murder. Thus the financing and organizing of this wildly devoted fascist group comes from people who have continually broken the law and gotten away with it. This group is what you always suspected existed but couldn’t prove it. This is the product of the last 30 years of Republican power and how it was financed. It is no wonder Lyn Nofziger didn’t want me contaminating Ronald Reagan with the truth in 1965. This is the group as a whole that believes that if you do not support the neocon fascist movement you are undemocratic, treasonous or a seditionist. Now you can well understand why we cannot any longer live in the US. We wouldn’t last two weeks, we are protestors, and seekers and messengers of the truth, something this swine can’t stand. These people will turn these Guardians of Liberty into useful zombies. This will be sold all in the guise of patriotism. After it gets going then the spy on your neighbor – KGB – Stasi – program will go into action. Then they’ll have vast dossiers on millions of Americans, just this time it is not the communist at the helm, it’s fascists. If you let it be, this will be your tomorrow.

Backed by the money hungry financial services’ industry, the Financial Data Protection Act of 2005 would narrow the circumstances in which consumers could restrict their credit activity to prevent fraudulent borrowing, and it would undermine stronger state-based reporting rules for companies that hold and sell consumer data. Companies that stand to gain from the legislation have spent a small fortune on campaign contributions and lobbying.

It’s shocking that at a time when data breaches are in the headlines daily and consumers are at greater risk than ever of identity theft, Congress would choose to vote on a bill that would strip consumers of their existing identity-theft protections.

In the last two election cycles, finance and credit companies have donated more than $12.5 million to political campaigns, and in 2005 alone, the industry spent almost $30 million on lobbying. The top recipients were Michael Castle (D-DE) who received $116,616, Dennis Moore (D-KS) who got $67,729 and Deborah Pryce (R-OH) who received $22,500, co-sponsored the bill and we call that, political payoffs.

The bill would make it more difficult for consumers to freeze their credit, a process that enables consumers to make it nearly impossible for anyone – including the consumer him or herself – to open new credit cards without first going through extra security precautions. Some states allow consumers to freeze their credit at will in order to protect themselves against fraud. Under the new bill it would have to be proven that an identity theft had already occurred before obtaining a freeze. That is simply absurd. You cannot put locks on your doors until you have been burglarized. Choice Point is the worst offender and they are tightly hooked up with George and the neocons. If this bill is passed, consumers will lose billions of dollars to thieves.

Our federal government is moving forward to eliminate the jobs of nearly half of the lawyers at the IRS who audit tax returns of the rich, especially those who are subject to gift and estate taxes when they transfer parts of their fortunes to their children and others. They will cut 157 of the agency’s 345 estate tax lawyers, plus 17 support personnel. Bush couldn’t get the estate tax eliminated by Congress, so he won’t audit those who are clandestinely rolling their assets. There isn’t a law this administration won’t break for the rich elitists. The IRS is lying about the efficiency of these agents. They are the best and most effective in the service. The IRS has been told to leave the rich alone, when over the past 5 years, officials at both the IRS and Treasury have told Congress that cheating among the highest-income Americans is out of control and is a major problem. This is another gift to the elitists by George and the neocons.

Finally and for the first time in 30 years college graduates are seeing their wages virtually frozen. That is caused by pressure from the bottom via illegal aliens. Then that affects blue-collar workers and then those with bachelor’s degrees. Earnings for workers with 4-year degrees fell 5.2% between 2000 and 2004. This is part of what outsourcing is all about. The American public still doesn’t get it. Free trade and globalization is screwing everyone. That degree has been worth hundreds of thousands more in lifetime income for 30 million Americans 20 to 59, but that has at least for now come to an end. The bottom line is college grads are every bit as much victims of free trade and globalization as workers at the lower end of the educational scale. The economy is only generating jobs at the very lower end of the pay scale. All the better paying blue-collar and white-collar jobs are headed out of the country to employ slave labor. That is a real kick in the pants for Americans who owe $25,000 and spent four years in college only to see their potential employment headed to foreign countries. The jobs that do stay in America offer low paying non-salaried jobs, including part-time and freelance positions without benefits. The result is we have an economy with very little financial advancement with all sectors of the economy offering a struggle for financial survival. Worse yet, our Congress and our President keep pushing the program to destroy our economy. Wages are up 3.4% and yet inflation is up over 10%, so we have few winners. Our economy is dead in the water for Americans. Not the rich – they just get richer thanks to our President and Congress. Four more years of this and we will be joining the third world.

For almost four years the economy has thrived on cheap money and credit. For the past year Europe has followed and the Japanese have fought back with zero interest rates and cheap credit. In spite of this tremendous aggregate creation in these economies, they are not really thriving. Private credit growth is still surging at a 10.7% y-o-y rate – a dramatic acceleration from the 2.6% low of 2002 and even stronger than prior peak rates of credit expansion of 9.8% hit in the spring of 2000. All the major economies have the same problem to a larger or lesser degree. Free trade and globalization was a profit gravy train and now it is the engine that created the imbalances. It is the policy that is about to bring on recession and depression.

July 26, 2006

A complete list of things caused by global warming

A complete list of things caused by global warming
Air pressure changes, Alaska reshaped, allergies increase, Alps melting, Amazon a desert, anxiety, algal blooms, Asthma, avalanches, billions of deaths, blackbirds stop singing, blizzards, blue mussels return, boredom, budget increases, building season extension, bushfires, business opportunities, business risks, butterflies move north, cardiac arrest, Cholera, civil unrest, cloud increase, cloud stripping, methane emissions from plants, cold spells (Australia), computer models, conferences, coral bleaching, coral reefs grow, coral reefs shrink, cold spells, crumbling roads, buildings and sewage systems, damages equivalent to $200 billion, Dengue hemorrhagic fever, dermatitis, desert advance, desert life threatened, desert retreat, destruction of the environment, diarrhoea, disappearance of coastal cities, disaster for wine industry (US), Dolomites collapse, drought, drowning people, ducks and geese decline, dust bowl in the corn belt, early spring, earlier pollen season, earthquakes, Earth light dimming, Earth slowing down, Earth spinning out of control, Earth wobbling, El Niño intensification, erosion, emerging infections, encephalitis,, Everest shrinking, evolution accelerating, expansion of university climate groups, extinctions (ladybirds, pandas, pikas, polar bears, gorillas, whales, frogs, toads, turtles, orang-utan, elephants, tigers, plants, salmon, trout, wild flowers, woodlice, penguins, a million species, half of all animal and plant species), experts muzzled, extreme changes to California, famine, farmers go under, figurehead sacked, fish catches drop, fish catches rise, fish stocks decline, five million illnesses, floods, Florida economic decline, food poisoning, footpath erosion, forest decline, forest expansion, frosts, fungi invasion, Garden of Eden wilts, glacial retreat, glacial growth, global cooling, glowing clouds, Gore omnipresence, Great Lakes drop, greening of the North, Gulf Stream failure, Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, harvest increase, harvest shrinkage, hay fever epidemic, heat waves, hibernation ends too soon, hibernation ends too late, human fertility reduced, human health improvement, hurricanes, hydropower problems, hyperthermia deaths, ice sheet growth, ice sheet shrinkage, inclement weather, Inuit displacement, Inuit suing, insurance premium rises, invasion of midges, islands sinking, itchier poison ivy, jellyfish explosion, Kew Gardens taxed, krill decline, landslides, landslides of ice at 140 mph, lawsuits increase, lawyers' income increased (surprise surprise!), lightning related insurance claims, little response in the atmosphere, Lyme disease, Malaria, malnutrition, Maple syrup shortage, marine diseases, marine food chain decimated, Meaching (end of the world), megacryometeors, Melanoma, methane burps, melting permafrost, migration, microbes to decompose soil carbon more rapidly, more bad air days, more research needed, mountains break up, mudslides, next ice age, Nile delta damaged, no effect in India, nuclear plants bloom, ocean acidification, outdoor hockey threatened, oyster diseases, ozone loss, ozone repair slowed, ozone rise, personal carbon rationing, pests increase, plankton blooms, plankton destabilised, plankton loss, plant viruses, polar bears aggressive, polar bears cannibalistic, polar bears drowning, polar tours scrapped, psychosocial disturbances, railroad tracks deformed, rainfall increase, rainfall reduction, refugees, reindeer larger, release of ancient frozen viruses, resorts disappear, rift on Capitol Hill, rivers raised, rivers dry up, rockfalls, rocky peaks crack apart, Ross river disease, salinity reduction, Salmonella, salmon stronger, sea level rise, sex change, sharks booming, ski resorts threatened, slow death, smog, snowfall increase, snowfall reduction, societal collapse, songbirds change eating habits, sour grapes, spiders invade Scotland, squid population explosion, spectacular orchids, tectonic plate movement, ticks move northward (Sweden), tides rise, tree beetle attacks, tree foliage increase (UK), tree growth slowed, trees could return to Antarctic, trees less colourful, trees more colourful, tropics expansion, tsunamis, Venice flooded, volcanic eruptions, walrus pups orphaned, wars over water, water bills double, water supply unreliability, water scarcity (20% of increase), weeds, Western aid cancelled out, West Nile fever, whales move north, wheat yields crushed in Australia, white Christmas dream ends, wildfires, wine - harm to Australian industry, wine industry damage (California), wine industry disaster (US), wine - more English, wine - no more French , wind shift, winters in Britain colder, wolves eat more moose, wolves eat less, workers laid off, World bankruptcy, World in crisis, Yellow fever.
and all on 0.006 deg C per year!

Advice of any omissions (with sources) or broken links is welcome at warmlist@numberwatch.co.uk