31 Oct 2006

Tampering with Elections

The Dutch interior ministry has banned  one type of electronic voting machine in 35 districts in The Netherlands for use in November general elections because they considered the machines insecure and easy to manipulate.

"This website shows how we found out how it works, how we wrote software for it and how, when given brief access to the devices at any time before the election, we can gain complete and virtually undetectable control over election results. It also shows how we discovered that radio emanations from an unmodified ES3B can be received at several meters distance and be used to tell who votes what."
Source: http://www.wijvertrouwenstemcomputersniet.nl/English   

("We don't trust voting computers" is a non-profit, non-partisan foundation seated in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The foundation aims to advance, defend, and research verifiable and transparent elections, with specific focus to the obstacles imposed by electronic voting.)

Here an overview of TV-programmes, radio-shows and newspaper articles in which the Dutch campaign "Wij vertrouwen stemcomputers niet" has been mentioned (in English).

"The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., the same one that raised the alarm over Dubai investing in American ports, is investigating alleged ties of voting software firm Smartmatic to the Venezuelan government.
True or not, the bigger question is, if one board member on a start-up software company merits a federal investigation, what about the company that dominates US voting – Diebold -- whose CEO is a major contributor to the Republican party, and whose machines are already suspected of widespread electoral tampering?" Source: Venezuela tampering with US elections -- oh really? | Wake Up From Your Slumber

Free Hugs Campaign.

This makes me Happy! It's not just Crofty-bombs and Happy Slapping on YouTube.
(music by Sick Puppies)

However in the country of the next Olympic games: "In China, a crusade aimed at cheering up strangers received a less than friendly response when it hit the streets of Beijing, Changsha and Xian this weekend. The Free Hugs campaign is aimed at cheering up strangers by hugging them on the street. But, according to Beijing News, when people in the Chinese cities tried to embrace passers-by, some huggers were even hauled away by police for questioning." Metro.co.uk

Link to YouTube - Free Hugs Campaign.

Do they know it's hallowe'en?

"BOO! This fall’s sweetest – and scariest – benefit song is DO THEY KNOW IT’S HALLOWE’EN. This single features a star-studded ensemble (Beck, Sum 41, The Arcade Fire) known as the NORTH AMERICAN HALLOWEEN PREVENTION INITIATIVE. Both a trick and a treat, this song is a satire - as well as a charity-benefit song with all proceeds being donated to UNICEF."

Better quality link

Shut Up and Sing

The Dixie Chicks were criticized by the American Media and American Public for voicing their Opinions. What are our views on freedom of expression in the U.S.? Is there a price to be paid for free speech? Have your say on their MySpace site; www.myspace.com/shutupandsing

It gets violent reactions like this: "STFU Dear stupid whores, If you talk shit about the president of the United States of America and you sing country music, count on a lot of people being pissed off at you. Notice whos making all of the new songs about the USA. The majority of them are COUNTRY MUSIC SINGERS! I mean how stupid can you possibly be?"

See the official Dixie Chicks site

OUTFOXED : Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism

"Outfoxed examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, have been running a "race to the bottom" in television news. This film provides an in-depth look at Fox News and the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations taking control of the public's right to know." MORE ABOUTE THIS RIGHT-WING 'NEWS' ORGANIZATION ON THE OUTFOXED WEBSITE

Source: OUTFOXED : Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism - Google Video

30 Oct 2006

Climate change fight 'can't wait' because it will shrink the Economy

The world cannot afford to wait before tackling climate change, the UK prime minister has warned.

A report by economist Sir Nicholas Stern suggests that global warming could shrink the global economy by 20%. But taking action now would cost just 1% of global gross domestic product, the 700-page study says. Tony Blair said the Stern Review showed the scientific evidence of global warming was "overwhelming" and its consequences "disastrous. This disaster is not set to happen in some science fiction future many years ahead, but in our lifetime." Source: BBC NEWS | Business | Climate change fight 'can't wait'

So the environmental problems of our planet is reduced to an economic problem, that without action, up to 200 million people could become refugees as their homes are hit by drought or flood is a secondary problem. That wildlife will be harmed and at worst up to 40% of species could become extinct is a lesser problem.

Riot police move in Oaxaca

"AXACA, Mexico, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Riot police backed by armored trucks started to move into the center of Mexico's popular tourist city of Oaxaca on Sunday, firing water cannons at protesters who want the state governor removed.

On one road into the city, hundreds of protestors fled as the trucks, with V-shaped plows and flanked by police, edged forward at walking speed. Rocks were thrown at the trucks, according to a Reuters reporter.

Mexico sent the forces to the picturesque colonial city, where striking teachers and activists have occupied streets and buildings since May, after gunmen thought to be local police shot dead a U.S. journalist and two other people on Friday. Source: Reuters AlertNet - Riot police move in on Mexico's violent Oaxaca " More disinformation here.

BBC: Mexican riot police have seized control of the southern city of Oaxaca, ending a five-month occupation by striking teachers and leftist activists.

Read here on Indymedia why Oaxaca exploded: "Only a little more than a month after the brutality of Atenco, the Mexican government has once again revealed its tendency to violently repress political activity. This is what Governor Ulises Ruiz Ortíz means by “doing away with the social problems” of Oaxaca." More on Indymedia, which had a cameraman killed in the uprising.

Here is the website of the Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca and see this Scenes from the Oaxaca Rebellion

"After five months of struggle, the Popular Assembly movement in Oaxaca has reached an impasse. Many fear the solution will come through violence, many still hope that the governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz (known as “URO”) will end the confrontation by resigning his office when confronted with even fiercer ungovernability. He says he won’t. However Oaxaca comes through this moment of struggle, in my own opinion as an observer, the Popular Assembly movement – born out of a teachers’ strike that evolved far beyond the teachers’ demands and now involves countless other groups and individuals – has now surged beyond the point where it can be obliterated by government actions or a collapse of the teachers’ resolve." MORE on NarcoNews

It is all because the North American Union is to Replace the USA and the ruling class can't use uprisings against their leadership.

"Secretly, the Bush administration is pursuing a policy to expand NAFTA politically, setting the stage for a North American Union designed to encompass the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. What the Bush administration truly wants is the free, unimpeded movement of people across open borders with Mexico and Canada." More on this conservative site. The American Union is Already Here, says Infowars.com

Wikipedia about Oaxaca

Rockefeller Predicted "Event" To Trigger War Eleven Months Before 9/11

This on Prisonplanet.com: "Hollywood director and documentary film maker Aaron Russo, currently receiving a wave of plaudits for his latest release, America: From Freedom to Fascism, told The Alex Jones Show that Nicholas Rockefeller (Council on Foreign Relations Member, more about him here) personally assured him there was going to be an "event" that would trigger the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq eleven months before 9/11 took place.

"He just said there's gonna be an event and out of that event we're gonna invade Afghanistan so we can run pipelines through the Caspian sea, we can go into Iraq to take the oil and establish bases in the middle east and to make the middle east part of the new world order and we're going to go after Venezuela - that's what's going to come out of this event."

"Eleven months to a year later that's what happened....he certainly knew that something was going to happen." More: Rockefeller Predicted "Event" To Trigger War Eleven Months Before 9/11

So Venezuela is next....  

29 Oct 2006

Henry Rollins - "Freedom is under Attack"



My God, he said the "F"-word!

Source: YouTube - Henry Rollins-"freedom is under attack"

Africa’s World of Forced Labor, in a 6-Year-Old’s Eyes

"Oh, we don't care, they are used to this...", but we should, they are the children who are the future of Africa.

" Just before 5 a.m., with the sky still dark over Lake Volta, Mark Kwadwo was rousted from his spot on the damp dirt floor. It was time for work.

Mark Kwadwo, 6, in the small dark room, where he sleeps on the dirt floor and rises before dawn to work on Lake Volta, a two-day trek from his family home. “I don’t like it here,” he whispered to a visitor, out of earshot of his employer.

Shivering in the predawn chill, he helped paddle a canoe a mile out from shore. For five more hours, as his coworkers yanked up a fishing net, inch by inch, Mark bailed water to keep the canoe from swamping.

He last ate the day before. His broken wooden paddle was so heavy he could barely lift it. But he raptly followed each command from Kwadwo Takyi, the powerfully built 31-year-old in the back of the canoe who freely deals out beatings." Joao Silva for The New York Times.

Link to Africa’s World of Forced Labor, in a 6-Year-Old’s Eyes - New York Times

Multimedia presentation about child Labor in Zambia and Ghana, Africa

Climate change 'hitting Africa'

Droughts are becoming more frequent, says the BBC. We think Africa is doomed.

"Climate change is already affecting people across Africa and will wipe out efforts to tackle poverty there unless urgent action is taken, a report says.

Droughts are getting worse and climate uncertainty is growing, the research from a coalition of UK aid agencies and environmental groups says. Climate change is an "unprecedented" threat to food security, it says. It calls for a "climate-proof" model of development and massive emissions cuts to avoid "possibly cataclysmic change". Source: BBC NEWS | Africa | Climate change 'hitting Africa'

Weapons of Mass Destruction

 

This from 2001. Powell and Rice say that Iraq does not have Weapons of mass destruction!
Just to let you know...

Google Video

28 Oct 2006

America Freedom to Fascism Authorized version

This is the "Director's Final Cut" authorized version of Aaron Russo's documentary, America: Freedom To Fascism (AFTF).
"Aaron has listened to everyone's feedback - volunteers, students, lovers of freedom & liberty, young and old alike - and, true to his word, he is putting this up "for free" on Google Video knowing that the hour has come for Americans to either be awakened to restore the Republic or be swept aside by the dark global forces of fascism that seeks to enslave mankind."

Its all about the income-tax as a tool to redistribute wealth to the capialists.

Source: America Freedom to Fascism Authorized version - Google Video

Fingerprint before you drink

"A biometric project that scans drinkers' thumbprints before they enter a pub has helped cut alcohol-related crime in the South Somerset town of Yeovil, England.

The South Somerset District Council said it has seen a 23.5 percent drop in alcohol-related violent crime inside licensed premises in Yeovil since the system was introduced, compared with figures from the same period last year.
Under the pilot project, every drinker must supply a thumbprint, name, address and date of birth before being allowed to enter any of the seven licensed premises in the town center using the technology.

A drinker barred from one pub is then automatically barred from all pubs using the system. A spokesman from the South Somerset District Council said the thumbprint technology is considered to be a contributing factor to the decline in alcohol-related crime."

So the decline in crimenumbers is enough to convince the public that this is a good idea.....?

Source: In U.K. town, it's fingerprint before you drink | CNET News.com

27 Oct 2006

"Call to Bloggers" to stand up for freedom ahead of world meeting on future of Internet - Amnesty International

"Call to Bloggers" to stand up for freedom ahead of world meeting on future of Internet

Amnesty International today issued a ‘Call to Bloggers’, asking them to get online and stand up for freedom of expression on the internet. The organization says this is a critical time when fundamental rights – particularly freedom of expression and privacy – are under threat from governments that want to control what their citizens say, and what information they can access."

Source: "Call to Bloggers" to stand up for freedom ahead of world meeting on future of Internet - Amnesty International

Also see irrepressible.info for banned and censored news

"Chat rooms monitored. Blogs deleted. Website's blocked. Search engines restricted. People imprisoned for simply posting and sharing information.

The Internet is a new frontier in the struggle for human rights. Governments – with the help of some of the biggest IT companies in the world – are cracking down on freedom of expression.

Amnesty International, with the support of The Observer UK newspaper, is launching a campaign to show that online or offline the human voice and human rights are impossible to repress."

See this Google comparison at blog.outer-court.com

24 Oct 2006

Reporters without Borders: Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2006

"France, the United States and Japan slip further Mauritania and Haiti gain much ground

New countries have moved ahead of some Western democracies in the fifth annual Reporters Without Borders Worldwide Press Freedom Index, issued today, while the most repressive countries are still the same ones."

Finland, Iceland, Ireland and Netherland are the most Press Free countries. The UK at 27 and the US is at 53! The US will drop even more this year with their hysterical policies.

"The United States (53rd) has fallen nine places since last year, after being in 17th position in the first year of the Index, in 2002.

Relations between the media and the Bush administration sharply deteriorated after the president used the pretext of “national security” to regard as suspicious any journalist who questioned his “war on terrorism.” The zeal of federal courts which, unlike those in 33 US states, refuse to recognize the media’s right not to reveal its sources, even threatens journalists whose investigations have no connection at all with terrorism".

See the full list at Reporters sans frontières

23 Oct 2006

Halliburton's 3Q Income Rises 22 Percent

Who still thinks the Iraq War is about freedom and democracy is a fool! It's all about dollars and oil...

 "Halliburton's Iraq-related work contributed nearly $1.2 billion in revenue in the third quarter of 2006 and $45 million of operating income, a performance that pleased analysts.

"Iraq was better than expected," said Jeff Tillery, analyst with Pickering Energy Partners Inc. "Overall, there is nothing really to question or be skeptical about. I think the results are very good."

Source: Halliburton's 3Q Income Rises 22 Percent
See the Capitalists website: halliburton.com but better see halliburtonwatch.org, all about the war profiteers. Also see Wikipedia.

Cheney currently holds 50,000 shares of unexercised stock options in Halliburton with a gross value of $3.76 million - Link to Give It Up, Cheney!

22 Oct 2006

Chinese soldiers shooting at Tibetan pilgrims

But don't care, just enjoy the Olympic Games in 2008. "The vote (for Beijing) followed in line with the recommendation of the IOC Evaluation Commission that "a Beijing Games would leave a unique legacy to China and to sports. The Commission is confident that Beijing could organize an excellent Games". They probably win with shooting!

 

Source: Chinese soldiers shooting at Tibetan pilgrims - Google Video

20 Oct 2006

"Your words are lies, Sir"

You have to see this!

Live on MSNBC, Olbermann has a habit of telling the Americans what is going on in the US these days...

Link to YouTube - Countdown Special Comment: Death of Habeas Corpus

Sudan military declares UN envoy persona non grata

The never ending war in the Sudan is now in a new stage. Jan Pronk, the Dutch UN envoy is not welcome anymore.

"The Sudanese military declared UN special envoy Jan Pronk persona non grata Friday, accusing him of "waging war against the armed forces," in the latest escalation in a war of words between Khartoum and the international community.
The general command accused Pronk, UN secretary general Kofi Annan's special representative (SRSG) in Sudan, of "openly intruding in the armed forces' affair".
It considers the envoy's presence and movements in Sudan "a military threat that adversely affects the performance of the armed forces and (he) has therefore become a persona non grata," a statement said.
It complained that the envoy had traveled around Sudan without government permission and dealt with rebel groups fighting the military in the western region of Darfur.
It also accused Pronk of "waging psychological warfare on the armed forces by propagating erroneous information that casts doubts about the capability of the armed forces in maintaining security and defending the country."
A senior general called for the envoy's swift deportation."

Source: Relief Web

UN’s Pronk is a danger for Sudan’s national security, says the Sudan Tribune

"In a statement on Thursday, the High Command of the Sudanese Armed Forces condemned that "the flagrant interference of Pronk in the Sudanese army’s affairs which is equivalent to a war against the army".
It stressed that "Pronk’s existence and his movements, including his contacts with the rebels and his visits without the Sudanese government’s approval, constitute a military danger which has negatively affected the army’s work."
The statement also accused the UN top envoy in Sudan of launching a psychological war on the Sudanese army by spreading fabricated false information doubting the army’s capability to maintain the security and stability of the country." But They also ran a story by Jan Pronk called: Sudan’s blindness in Darfur

Read Jan Pronk's Homepage and weblog, also see the UN website about Africa

How to Make Hundreds of Thousands of Dead Iraqis Disappear

"The Lancet study that estimated 655,000 Iraqis killed since the US invasion of 2003 was based on some of the most solid research methods possible, but that didn't stop the American press from trying to say it wasn't so.

According to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, George Bush's lies have killed not 30,000 innocent Iraqis, as the president not long ago estimated, but nearly 22 times that amount, or 655,000. Neither the Pentagon, nor much of the mainstream media have made much attempt to make their own counts -- it's just not that important to anyone."

More on AlterNet

19 Oct 2006

A Dangerous New Order - New York Times

It's getting harder for the US-government to fool their citizens.

Editorial, Published: October 19, 2006

"Once President Bush signed the new law on military tribunals, administration officials and Republican leaders in Congress wasted no time giving Americans a taste of the new order created by this unconstitutional act.

Within hours, Justice Department lawyers notified the federal courts that they no longer had the authority to hear pending lawsuits filed by attorneys on behalf of inmates of the penal camp at Guantánamo Bay. They cited passages in the bill that suspend the fundamental principle of habeas corpus, making Mr. Bush the first president since the Civil War to take that undemocratic step.

Not satisfied with having won the vote, Dennis Hastert, the speaker of the House, quickly issued a statement accusing Democrats who opposed the Military Commissions Act of 2006 of putting “their liberal agenda ahead of the security of America.” He said the Democrats “would gingerly pamper the terrorists who plan to destroy innocent Americans’ lives” and create “new rights for terrorists.”

This nonsense is part of the Republicans’ scare-America-first strategy for the elections. No Democrat advocated pampering terrorists — gingerly or otherwise — or giving them new rights. Democratic amendments to the bill sought to protect everyone’s right to a fair trial while providing a legal way to convict terrorists."

Source: A Dangerous New Order - New York Times (may need free login)

Israel Tests New Highly Lethal, Cancer-Causing Tungsten Bomb in Gaza

DIME (Dense Inert Metal Explosive), works to horrifying effect:

An investigative report to be aired on Italian television Wednesday raises the possibility that Israel has used an experimental weapon in the Gaza Strip in recent months, causing especially serious physical injuries, such as amputated limbs and severe burns.

The weapon is similar to one developed by the U.S. military, known as DIME, which causes a powerful and lethal blast, but only within a relatively small radius…

The investigation, by Rai24news, follows reports by Gaza-based doctors of inexplicably serious injuries. The doctors reported an exceptionally large number of wounded who lost legs, of completely burned bodies and injuries unaccompanied by metal shrapnel. Some of the doctors also claimed that they removed particles from wounds that could not be seen in an x-ray machine.

Dr. Habas al-Wahid, head of the emergency room at the Shuhada al-Aqsa hospital, in Deir el-Balah, told the reporters that the legs of the injured were sliced from their bodies "as if a saw was used to cut through the bone." There were signs of heat and burns near the point of the amputation, but no signs that the dismemberment was caused by metal fragments.

Dr. Juma Saka, of Shifa Hospital, in Gaza City, said the doctors found small entry wounds on the bodies of the wounded and the dead. According to Saka, a powder was found on the victims' bodies and in their internal organs.

Source: Tikun Olam-תקון עולם: Make the World a Better Place
More: Defence Tech and Global Security and Palestinian Information Centre

Kennedy Warned America of New World Order

April 27, 1961. In a speech that should shock Americans, John F. Kennedy warns the press and America to be on the lookout for the exact circumstances that have manifest themselves under the Bush Administration and the false flag of state sponsored terrorism.
This speech should chill Americans to the bone. Kennedy died trying to warn them. He wanted to abolish the Federal Reserve and the C.I.A.


Link to The President and the Press - Kennedy Warns America of New World Order - Google Video

18 Oct 2006

- AARONMANN.COM -

This is a very active guy, but he humbly says: "There's so much going on in the world that I can't keep up. It is for this reason that I encourage everyone to frequent sites other than my own. I realize my site is rather small in information content than many of the other ones out there. Here's a list to get you going in case you've missed it: Web Site Resources - Big List." Nevertheless, take a look at his site, lots to see and to read.
Link to - AARONMANN.COM -

17 Oct 2006

Killing the Electric Car - Google Video

Did General Motors deliberately sabotage the marketing of electric cars because they threatened the motor industry? That’s the allegation made in a controversial new documentary. Click here!

Source: Killing the Electric Car - Google Video

In the Seattle Post was this piece; "Paine argues in "Who Killed the Electric Car?" that the electric car was never meant to be a viable option, merely an empty gesture in the face of California's new emissions regulations. His evidence is compelling, from an ad campaign so disastrous it looks designed to fail to a lease application more laborious than the citizenship process."

Interview with John le Carré

This was on Dutch TV yesterday. Le Carre is a very wise  man, and he can tell it in a wise way.
He can't be fooled anymore.... Not by Government ("The New Labour Party betrayed us to corporate power"), Neo-Conservatism ("a plundering movement") nor by "Corporate colonization" of the Third World. On Irak: "We had to get our hands on the oil before the chinese can".

Watch it here. (English from 3.35 min. contains a few small dutch parts)

Source: Tegenlicht - Interview met John le Carré

Matisyahu

Time for some music!
Hassidic Reggae.

Link to Google Video

Trials Of Henry Kissinger

The past and some of the major crimes of this famous international criminal are revealed in this documentary.

Link to Trials Of Henry Kissinger - Google Video

 

According to Bob Woodward’s newest book “State Of Denial” Henry Kissinger has been advising President Bush and Vice President Cheney about Iraq, telling them that "victory is the only meaningful exit strategy"

Of course it is underplayed, and even spun to show how inept the Cheney / Bush Admin are running the War in Iraq. Oh but it says so much more to those of us who have been investigating Kissinger for many, many years now. In fact it leads to 911, and other high crimes and higher crimes by the controlling elite global mafia.

It is just incredible how the Lame stream media plays us for suckers who cant remember what happened last week, let alone in the last few decades.

Kissinger, who was nearly the head of the CFR Whitewash 911 commission before Zelikow was installed to guard the evidence, and protect the guilty (An embarrassing moment for Heinz came when the 911 “Jersey Girls” questioning the would be Commission head, asked to see his “client List” the implication being that Kissinger was representing the Saudis who indirectly were implicated in the 911 attacks. Heinz was withdrawn quickly thereafter!) … Kissinger has been a Rockefeller attaché for 40 yrs. He has since formed his own “consulting group” called Kissinger Associates with one Brent Scowcroft (Poppy Bush’s bestest pal – and major league “critic” of Iraq and Jr)  More at Black Listed News

16 Oct 2006

US Republicans: Sodomy is not Torture

On AlterNet i found this:
At a debate on 11 October Republican Chris Shays calmly stood up and said (video):

"Now I've seen what happened in Abu Ghraib, and Abu Ghraib was not torture... It was outrageous, outrageous involvement of National Guard troops from (Maryland) who were involved in a sex ring and they took pictures of soldiers who were naked... And they did other things that were just outrageous. But it wasn't torture.



The irony is that this was in response to the question of what American can do to restore our "moral image" in the world."

Source: AlterNet Video Blog

Breaking The Silence

Some stunning pictures on www.breakingthesilence.org.il: "We all agree that as long as Israeli society keeps sending its best people to military combat service in the occupied territories, it is extremely important that all of us, Israeli citizens, know the price which the generation who is fighting in the territories is paying, the impossible situations it is facing, the insanity it is confronting everyday, and the heavy burden it bears after being discharged from the IDF – a heavy burden that hasn’t left us.

That’s why we decided to break the silence, because it’s time to tell. Time to tell about everything that goes on there each and every day.

We all served in the territories. Some served in Gaza, some in Hebron, some in Bethlehem and the rest served in other places. We all manned checkpoints, participated in patrols and arrests and took part in the war against terror.

We all realized that the daily struggle against terror and the daily interaction with the civilian population has left us helpless. Our sense of justice was distorted, and so were our morality and emotions."

Link to Breaking The Silence Gallery

15 Oct 2006

U.S. agents question teen: Girl ran anti-Bush page on MySpace

FREE SPEACH.....
Julia Wilson, 14, got a surprise visit from two Secret Service agents Wednesday at McClatchy High after the words "Kill Bush" appeared on MySpace.com. Her mom, Kirstie Wilson, says she should have been present when her daughter was questioned. Sacramento Bee/Hector Amezcua

The latest Sacramento resident to be questioned by federal agents in possible threats against President Bush is a 14-year-old girl with a heart on her backpack and braces on her teeth, a freckle-nosed adolescent who is passionate about liberal politics and cute movie stars.

Source: U.S. agents question teen: Girl ran anti-Bush page on MySpace

13 Oct 2006

Erich Von Daniken - Chariots of the Gods

Alltime Classic of Paleoastronautica

Source: Erich Von Daniken - Chariots of the Gods - Google Video

Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters

ABTV, very well made videos. Like this one:

Link to Adbusters Video Blog

Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters is a anti-commercial site and the founders of Buy Nothing Day.

Now Buy Nothing Christmas

 Dreading the holiday season? The frantic rush and stress? The to-do lists and sales hype? The spiritless hours trapped in malls?
This year, why not gather together your loved ones and decide to do things differently? With the  simplest of plans you can create a new rhythm, purpose and meaning for the holidays. Why not try a Buy Nothing Christmas? More info here.

12 Oct 2006

Google Admits Terror Storm Blackout

Following our attempts to get an answer as to why Google was seemingly artificially stifling the viewership numbers for Terror Storm, ensuring the film didn't enter Google Video's popular categories, the online giant has admitted the figures were pegged but claims again that the change was due to a technical glitch.

Google's response is reprinted below.

Thanks for your email and we apologize for any frustration. We understand that you are concerned about the number of public vie ws "Terror Storm" received.

Source: Google Admits Terror Storm Blackout on Infowars.com

View Terror Storm now! current counter is at 176,153 views.


From Infowars.com: Could Google have made the same mistake twice in consecutive weeks? We cannot verify their claim that, "the technical issue affected all videos," as from our careful tracking it only seemed to impact Terror Storm, Loose Change 2nd Edition and a handful of other videos about the 9/11 inside job.

We have enjoyed using Google's services for years and we do not seek to pick a fight simply to garner attention.

Google's censorship policies in China and even those directed against US websites that are mildly critical of China prove that the company that was founded on the principle "don't be evil," is slowly beginning to resemble the very controlling Big Brother image it claimed to despise. They also admit to censoring India.

The Google help page used to state that it did not censor search results. This policy has now changed and Google now carried that proviso that, "in response to local laws, regulations, or policies," it may censor certain content.

Google's recent announcement, that it would use in-built computer microphones to spy on the habits of 150 million Americans , should send a chill down the spine of anyone who still cherishes personal privacy and freedom - especially as analysts predicted the technology would subsequently be turned over to the government who would use it to conduct blanket NSA spying trawls in the name of the war on terror.

In light of Google's $1.65 billion acquisition of You Tube , potential control and censorship of the Internet's newest burgeoning platform - online videos - should be of paramount concern.

Terror Storm has now entered the top 100 category of popular videos on Google. Will its viewership numbers be falsely represented for a third time by Google - ensuring the film plunges back into relative online obscurity - or will Google fix its "mistake," rescind its censorship, and allow the online video domain to be a fair and level playing field?

American Dictators

How to win elections....

American Dictators is a 90+ minute expose chronicling the degeneration of America's political process. Alex Jones rips away layer after layer of the false left-right paradigm and finally reveals the 2004 election for what it is -- stage managed theater that would make Shakespeare proud.

That Bush and Kerry are closely related on both sides of their families, * That Bush the Skull and Kerry the Bone have both sworn an oath to a secret society with deep connections to organized crime, intelligence agencies, and the occult. * That the "Order of Death" known as Skull and Bones has its members at the highest levels of every sector of the US economy -- from banking to government.

Source: American Dictators - Alex Jones (Google Video)

John Grisham: The Innocent Man

"John Grisham's first work of nonfiction, an exploration of small town justice gone terribly awry, is his most extraordinary legal thriller yet."

Click here to read about how it all began.
Click here to listen to an audio excerpt.

Link to John Grisham: The Official Site. Also see the fine list of Resources and Related Links down the page!

The No Verichip Inside Movement - We the people will not be chipped

" The We the People will not be Chipped - No Verichip Inside Movement, is based on the irrefutable fact, that we believe in mankind's inalienable human rights that are absolute and can not be debased, nor perverted. Human life can not be degraded to a 16 digit RFID chip number embedded under you skin under any circumstance. By uniting on this common ground, we can send a strong message to the IBM funded Verichip that we the people will not be chipped!

As history has a funny habit of repeating itself. Study World War II closely on how IBM backed the Nazi Regime utilizing the Hollerith Machine . The Hollerith Machine was a punch card system that aided in cataloguing the population. This IBM technology gave the fascist, totalitarian state the much needed technology boost to increase it's rate of human data processing . The goal was simple, extreme nationalism which called for the unification of all German-speaking peoples and eradicating the enemies of the state namely the Jews and other non-compliant races.

Fast forward to the year 2006 , we have IBM funding the parent company of the Verichip  namely Applied Digital Solutions [ADSX] . The VeriChip Corporation is both FDA approved and patented with the owner of patent (#6,400,338) granted recently to VeriChip's manufacturer, Digital Angel Corporation, with worldwide patents pending."

Link to The No Verichip Inside Movement - We the people will not be chipped

11 Oct 2006

Crooks and Liars

The Greath Blog about US-Politics

Link to Crooks and Liars

Peace, Propaganda & The Promised Land

Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land carefully analyzes and explains how--through the use of language, framing and context--the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza remains hidden in the news media, and Israeli colonization of the occupied terrorities appears to be a defensive move rather than an offensive one. The documentary also explores the ways that U.S. journalists, for reasons ranging from intimidation to a lack of thorough investigation, have become complicit in carrying out Israel's PR campaign. You can't belief the Mainstream Media anyway.... Make up your own mind.

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New York Times knows: Across Europe, Worries on Islam Spread

"Some Dutch Muslims have expressed support for insurgents in Iraq over Dutch peacekeepers there, on the theory that their prime loyalty is to a Muslim country under invasion.

So strong is the fear that Dutch values of tolerance are under siege that the government last winter introduced a primer on those values for prospective newcomers to Dutch life: a DVD briefly showing topless women and two men kissing. The film does not explicitly mention Muslims, but its target audience is as clear as its message: embrace our culture or leave."

The whole New York Times story (may need a free log in): Across Europe, Worries on Islam Spread to Center - New York Times

More about Dutch burqa ban on BBC and Washington Post.

UN saysChild abuse is still 'widespread'

Violence against children is widespread and tolerated around the world, a report by the UN has claimed.

A four-year study to be presented in New York says many youngsters faced physical abuse that was either hidden or socially approved.

Almost six million children have been forced into work and many more have become prostitutes, the UN said.

In a separate report, Save the Children claimed more than a million children worldwide have been imprisoned.

BBC NEWS - Child abuse 'widespread', UN says

Save the Children

Flogging, stoning and amputation still used to punish children in detention

  • 90% of children in conflict with the law are petty offenders
  • Four out of five children who commit an offence only commit one in their lifetime.
  • In the UK, the number of children in detention has more than doubled in the last thirteen years.
  • In Kenya, 80 - 85% of children in police custody or correctional facilities were found to be children in need of care and protection and had committed no offence.
  • In Uganda, 70% of surveyed children in conflict with the law said their main reason for stealing was to get food and meet basic needs.

    More Save the Children: USA UK NL

  • China's Execution Buses

     Prisonplanet.com today posted this short but thrilling Sky documentary showing the Executionbuses brochure.

    Sky News has obtained chilling new evidence of mobile execution buses being used by the Chinese government. It comes less than two years before China hosts the next Olympic Games.

    Source: China's Execution Buses

    10 Oct 2006

    The History of Marijuana

    Very well made US-History of Marijuana and narrated by Woody Harrelson.
    Take a puff, relax and watch it.

     

    Just like the Terrorism-scare today. Overreacting hysterical concerned patriots want us protected for a imagined danger; going mad, become a drugaddict, communist... And the other western countries follow, but one small country resisted this US-plot, The Netherlands do have Coffeeshops.  Read this at US vs Them: Marijuana loses its appeal in Dutch 'coffee shop' culture"According to the United Nations, 5.2 percent of Dutch 12 and older had used marijuana or hashish in the past year -- less than half the 12.3 percent rate in the United States.

    So few Dutch youth are trying heroin that the average age of new addicts in the Netherlands has risen to 33. Cocaine use also is significantly less than in the United States.

    "The separation of hard and soft drugs has helped keep people out of the drugs that really marginalize you from society," says Janhuib Blans of Jellinek, a Dutch organization that runs drug prevention, counseling and treatment programs." more

    Scientific evidence: Dutch coffee shops and trends in cannabis use
    by Korf DJ., Bonger Institute of Criminology, University of Amsterdam,
    P.O. Box 1030, 1000 Amsterdam BA, The Netherlands.


    And see Paris Hiltons handbag, but that's not such a good example... she is mad...

    Stand Up to Putin

    "Vladimir Putin, the aspiring dictator of Russia, has forced President Bush to reveal how committed he really is to the cause of democracy around the world.

    Putin's decision on Monday (but this is an older post) to end the system of direct popular election of Russia's governors, and to have the Russian parliament elected on the basis of slates chosen by national party leaders he mostly controls, is an unambiguous step toward tyranny in Russia. It cannot be justified as part of the war on terrorism. Putin has had these plans ready for months. He is cynically using the horrific terrorist attack in Beslan as his excuse."

    Source: Stand Up to Putin (washingtonpost.com)

    Further see Vladimir Putin, a dictator gripped by fear in The Age and PUTIN: THE GREAT DICTATOR FROM THE NORTH? or this FANSITEThe BBC asks Why is Putin popular?

    Russia the Mobster State

    Investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, who chronicled military abuses against Chechen civilians and garnered accolades and awards from around the world, was killed in her apartment building Saturday in an apparent contract murder possibly tied to her reporting.
    Politkovskaya, 48, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in an elevator in her apartment building at 8/12 Lesnaya Ulitsa near Belorussky Station in central Moscow.
    On the day of her murder, Politkovskaya had planned to file a lengthy story on torture practices believed to be used by Chechen authorities, Novaya Gazeta editor Dmitry Muratov said.

    "According to CBS News, “Russia has become a deadly place for journalists who run afoul of government officials or their business and political partners. Those behind the killings, though, are rarely brought to justice, reinforcing a sense of impunity that may have encouraged the killers of Anna Politkovskaya, a fierce critic of the war in Chechnya.”

    "In fact, much of the so-called “civilized world” has become deadly for journalists, including the former beacon of freedom, America. Even so, Russia is particularly dangerous, as Politkovskaya “was at least the 43rd journalist killed for her work in Russia since 1993, according to [the Committee to Protect Journalists], which has ranked Russia the third most deadly country for journalists, after Iraq and Algeria.”

    Source: Another Day in the Empire  and more about Anna Politkovskaya on Wikipedia

    Infowars.com tells us: "Murdered Russian Journalist Was Finishing Article on Torture in Chechnya"
    "Politkovskaya was one of the most persistent critics of Kadyrov's security forces, but she had crossed many powerful people, including in the Russian military, with her investigative reporting and human rights advocacy."

    9 Oct 2006

    North Korea claims nuclear test

    "The field of scientific research in the DPRK (North Korea's official name) successfully conducted an underground nuclear test under secure conditions on October 9 ... at a stirring time when all the people of the country are making a great leap forward in the building of a great prosperous powerful socialist nation," KCNA reported."

    "It said the underground test, carried out in defiance of international warnings, was a success and had not resulted in any leak of radiation.

    The apparent nuclear test was conducted at 10:36 a.m. (1:36 a.m. GMT) in Hwaderi near Kilju city, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing defense officials.

    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the test was "unpardonable", while China denounced the action as "brazen".

     The White House said the test, if confirmed, would constitute "a provocative act".

    Sources: BBC NEWS - CNN - Herald Tribune - IAEA about DPRK - North Korea's nuclear program on Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 

    Lots of background and history: Think Progress: North Korea’s Atomic March

    Experts warn of an accidental atomic war

    "Pentagon project to modify its deadliest nuclear missile for use as a conventional weapon against targets such as North Korea and Iran could unwittingly spark an atomic war, two weapons experts warned Thursday.

    Russian military officers might misconstrue a submarine-launched conventional D5 intercontinental ballistic missile and conclude that Russia is under nuclear attack, said Ted Postol, a physicist and professor of science, technology and national security policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Pavel Podvig, a physicist and weapons specialist at Stanford." More via Infowars.com

    And now we impose some more sanctions so even more Koreans can starve to death, Kim doesn't care, and a lot of other Asian countries will make there own nuclear bombs... But who cares.

    8 Oct 2006

    "Time for change in Iraq" - Sunday Times

    "One possible change of course, set to be recommended by the Iraq Study Group (ISG) under James Baker, is to divide the country into automonous Shi’ite, Sunni and Kurdish regions. Condoleezza Rice, the secretary of state, stopped off in Kurdish northern Iraq before flying to Britain yesterday. The president is likely to listen to the advice of Mr Baker, an old ally of his father.

    Clearly something must be done soon. Henry Kissinger has also been advising Mr Bush, saying “cut and run” is not an option and that “victory is the only meaningful exit strategy”. That is true, but there are victories and victories. The aim in Iraq is to leave a post-Saddam nation capable of governing itself. The present strategy is not achieving that aim."

    Source: Leading article: Time for change in Iraq - Sunday Times - Times Online

    Military Operations Inside Iran Right Now. The Evidence Is Overwhelming.

    This (already a month ago) on Thinkprogress.org:
    US Air Force Col. Sam Gardiner (Ret.) said on CNN: 

    We are conducting military operations inside Iran right now. The evidence is overwhelming.”

    Gardiner, who taught at the U.S. Army’s National War College, has previously suggested that U.S. forces were already on the ground in Iran. Today he added several additional new points:

    1) The House Committee on Emerging Threats recently called on State and Defense Department officials to testify on whether U.S. forces were in Iran. The officials didn’t come to the hearing.

    2) “We have learned from Time magazine today that some U.S. naval forces had been alerted for deployment. That is a major step.”

    3) “The plan has gone to the White House. That’s not normal planning. When the plan goes to the White House, that means we’ve gone to a different state.” 

    Much more about the US-Iran War HERE

    Watch the clip of Gardiner and read the full post on Thinkprogress.org here

    Conspiracy Of Silence

    Banned Discovery Channel Documentary from 1994.

    Link to Conspiracy Of Silence on Google Video

    Ban Ki-moon

    He is almost certain to succeed Kofi Annan as Secretary-General of the United Nations on 1 January 2007.
    He is firm in the US-camp:

    "Ban's first overseas posting was to New Delhi, India. After working in the United Nations Division at headquarters, he served as First Secretary at the Permanent Observer Mission of South Korea to the UN in New York City. He subsequently assumed the post of Director of the United Nations Division. He has been posted twice to the ROK Embassy in Washington D.C. Between these two assignments he served as Director-General for American Affairs in 1990-1992. He was promoted to the position of Deputy Minister for Policy Planning and International Organizations in 1995. He was then appointed National Security Advisor to the President in 1996, and assumed the office of Vice Minister in 2000. His most recent post was as Foreign Policy Advisor to the President Roh Moo-hyun".

    Source: Ban Ki-moon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    7 Oct 2006

    A Secret Society - Grand Lodge F. & A. M. State of New York

    For more than two centuries, the Freemasons and their grandiose rituals have played a secretive, mysterious role in American life. One of the Masons’ symbols looks a lot like the all-seeing eye on the back of every $1 bill. And look whose picture is on the other side.
    George Washington was not the first Mason, and not the only famous one. Mozart worked thinly disguised touches of Masonry into operas. Fourteen presidents and everyone from the Rev. Norman Vincent Peale to the comedian Red Skelton belonged. Masons presided when the cornerstone was laid at the Statue of Liberty.

    NY Times Article: A Secret Society, Spilling a Few Secrets on Lodge Site

    We are the Masons. We believe in helping others. We believe there is more to life than pleasure and money. We respect the opinions of others. And we all want to grow and develop as human beings. Masons are moral, honest men who work together to improve themselves and their communities. Our motto is “friendship, morality, and brotherly love.” More on the NY-Mason site

    China Execution Buses

    Sky News has obtained chilling new evidence of mobile execution buses being used by the Chinese government.

    It comes less than two years before China hosts the next Olympics - an event it was given after promising to improve its human rights record. China's penal system is surrounded by a wall of secrecy, but an investigation by Sky's China correspondent Dominic Waghorn found between 3,500 and 10,000 people are put to death each year.

    The volume of executions has meant China has invented new ways of killing, mobilizing and mechanizing its execution system. A brochure acquired by Sky News reveals details of China's new execution buses now operating across the country.

    Amnesty International says the demand for transplant organs may be driving the high number of executions in China. (see the documentary somewhere else on our pages) Source: Sky News: Sky Uncovers China Execution Buses
    The image shows the Brochure of execution buses.

    Amnesty International reported in 2003: Chinese use mobile death vans to execute prisoners

    You can allways take the Free Bus Tours Offered

    6 Oct 2006

    Bush tells it how it is

    You can't even tell it's edited!

    Passenger data deal for US and EU

    "The EU has sought assurance over who can access the data

    The US and the European Union have struck a new deal for sharing airline passenger data.

    The new interim agreement will replace a deal struck down by the European Court of Justice in May, that allowed the US access to 34 pieces of data. The US has sought information about air travelers since the 9/11 attacks. EU officials described the deal, which came after nine hours of negotiations by video conference, as a "very important result" for the EU." More on: BBC NEWS | Passenger data deal for US and EU

    Here in the radio-news was the remark: " it just concerns eating habits and health issues". So why is then that "The US has sought information about air travelers since the 9/11 attacks". The deal was in fact about creditcard and addresses, and who knows what kind of other information. But people just don't care.

    But what the hell, we just got a Biometric passport anyway....

    Slavery in New York

    "Systematic use of black slaves in New Netherland began in 1626, when the first cargo of 11 Africans was unloaded by the Dutch West India Company" (WIC).  New Amsterdam later became New York.

    "The company had been founded in 1621, and it "operated both as a commercial company and as a military institution with quasi-statelike powers. "The company had tried its colonial experiment of New Netherland at first with agricultural laborers from Holland, but this plan went nowhere. Most of the Dutch who came to America sought to pile up money in the lucrative fur trade and then hurry back to the comforts of Holland to enjoy their wealth. So the company increasingly turned to slaves, which it already was importing in vast numbers to its Caribbean colonies". More here

     

    The Forgotten History of the Slave Trade

    The Netherlands' involvement in the slave trade hardly got a mention during the recent celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the Dutch East Indies Company (VOC). Mindy Ran exposes the reality. More about the Dutch Slave Trade

    5 Oct 2006

    American Indian Mascots and Genocide

    See this documentary : In Whose Honor? 

    on The Freespeech Network

    More hera about the documentary

    More here about the US Genocide
    More here on American Mascots in Sports and on Indigenous Rights

    "Wichita North High School, and the Shame of Public School Education" a photo essay from 1997.

    How the United States ignores its own laws on religious first amendment rights preferring to side with hate crimes and religious oppression.

    "... every redskin must be killed from off the face of the plains before we can be free from their molestation. They are of no earthly good and the sooner they are swept from the land the better for civilization"-1866 More here

    Kids in the House - Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives

    Kids can play in the House.

    Link to Kids in the House - Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives

    and "House Page Program - Pages are high school students who serve as support staff for the U.S. House of Representatives, either for a full school year or for one of two summer sessions." is the only reference of Pages on the Official Website of the House

    'Tolerable Cruelty'

    Stewart had a hilarious look last night at the new detainee bill and exactly what it means.

    Source: Jon Stewart Takes A Look At 'Tolerable Cruelty'

    North Korea Nuclear Test

    The US will not accept a North Korea armed with nuclear weapons, a top US envoy has said, after Pyongyang announced plans for a nuclear test. BBC

    U.S. warns North Korea against nuclear test CNN

    North Korea says it will carry out nuclear test Guardian

    This Times-Discovery documentary below shows "the leader Kim Jyong yeil, it's suffering people and how they are brainwashed from a very early age at school and a glimps at the blanket of fear of which the innocent civilians of North Korea reside under". Source: North Korea Nuclear Documentary - Google Video

    We don't trust Voting Computers

    Yesterday there was an item on TV where it was demonstrated how easy voting computers can be manipulated. There are elections next month and we wait and see how this is resolved, or doesn't it matter, the elite always wins. 

    "In The Netherlands almost 100% of the population casts their ballot on computers that are not protected against manipulation. The voting process is completely closed and election results cannot be independently verified.

    "Wij vertrouwen stemcomputers niet" (We don't trust voting computers) demands that each vote remains in the polling station on its own piece of paper after the voter leaves. By far the easiest way to accomplish this is by using the traditional paper ballot. Voting can also happen on computers, as long as they print out a piece of paper which is verified by the voter and stays in the polling station. These paper copies must be counted regularly to see of the computers are still trustworthy.

    We, the proponents of verifiable elections, are winning the world over! Many American states, after significant irregularities, now demand a paper trail. In Ireland the Dutch voting computers were rejected because they are too insecure. Unverifiable voting is being fought in many countries, and black-box voting is globally in decline."

    More here: English - wijvertrouwenstemcomputersniet

    Atta's Father Says Video Fake, Credibility of 'Hijackers Tape' Crumbles

     Atta's Father Says Video Fake, Credibility of 'Hijackers Tape' Crumbles
    Islamic Terror Expert: "Was this a video by al-Qa'ida or by a security agency?
    New" footage was previously used in a docudrama

    By Steve Watson & Paul Watson | October 3 2006

    "New revelations about the so-called 'laughing hijackers' tape expose its release as a stage-managed politically timed trick. The father of Mohammed Atta blasts the video as a "fake" while contradictory claims of its origin and nature baffle even mainstream terror experts - while even the media admits that the tape was released not by Al-Qaeda but by the U.S. intelligence apparatus.

    Firstly, the father of Mohammed Atta, who has previously stated that his son is still alive, has blasted the video as a total fake.. "The video-testament of my son is false and I continue to believe he is innocent" Muhammad al-Amir al-Sayd Atta, 71, told Saudi daily al-Watan. "The Americans tampered with and falsified that video" he alleged, " they want to change the truth in order to achieve their goals in the Middle East."

    More of this increddible piece on infowars.net:  Credibility of 'Hijackers Tape' Crumbles

    Related: Surprise Surprise, It's Another Al Qaeda Blockbuster Release

    4 Oct 2006

    World Can't Wait

    DRIVE OUT THE BUSH REGIME

    Tomorrow the United States is protesting...

    "On October 5, people everywhere will walk out of school, take off work, and come to the downtowns & townsquares and set out from there, going through the streets and calling on many more to join us - making a powerful statement: "NO! THIS REGIME DOES NOT REPRESENT US! AND WE WILL DRIVE IT OUT!"
    Can a regime headed in a fascist direction be driven from power?
    What You Can Do to Make October 5 a Success…
    Download flyer to distribute and find more organizing materials, Oct. 5 checklist
    What should the character of Oct. 5 protests be?"

    There is also lots of News & Outrages on World Can't Wait

    I can't wait to see how many Americans are protesting...

    US Approves Strip Search Bill for Children

    "A bill approved by the U.S. House yesterday would require school districts around the country to establish policies making it easier for teachers and school officials to conduct wide scale searches of students.  These searches could take the form of pat-downs, bag searches, or strip searches depending on how administrators interpret the law."

    More here

    Dead Fish Art

    The American undermining of Human Rights Standards cannot be accepted

    03/10/06 16:30] During a keynote speech to the 2006 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw yesterday, Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg urged governments to give the highest priority to the implemention of international standards on human rights.

    "Human rights treaties should be seen as contracts between State Parties. Governments which have ratified the conventions have pledged to respect its norms. If one government violates the treaty, the others have an obligation to react. If they do not, this might be seen as a sign that the standards are becoming less important," he said. "It is crucial that other governments react to those Washington decisions which undermine important principles such as the “presumption of innocence”, habeas corpus and the total prohibition of torture."

    Read further here and more about the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe

    Atheism is the True Religion

    Atheists are people who do not believe in a god or gods (or other immaterial beings), or who believe that these concepts are not meaningful.
    Source: BBC - Religion & Ethics - Atheism

    Wikipedia tells us: "Although some atheists tend toward skepticism and secular philosophies such as humanism, naturalism and materialism, there is no system of philosophy which all atheists share, nor does atheism have institutionalized rituals or behaviors". You can also find a lot of good links at Wikipedia.

    "Most atheists feel that the Bible is of questionable accuracy, as it was written thousands of years ago by many authors who were recording oral tradition that existed many years before. Thus, any claimed 'truth' in it is of questionable legitimacy. This isn't to say that The Bible has no truth in it; simply that any truth must be examined before being accepted.

    Many atheists also feel that because any passage is subject to "interpretation", any claim that a passage 'means' one thing and one thing only is not legitimate.

    Note that this feeling tends to extend to other books.

    It is also remarkable to many atheists that theists tend to ignore other equally plausible religious books in favor of those of their own religion." This comes from Common Arguments (1997), a part of the The Secular Web.

    Some people think however: "Atheists' morals are not absolute. They do not have a set of moral laws from an absolute God by which right and wrong are judged.  But, they do have a legal system with a codified set of moral laws.  This would be the closest thing to moral absolutes for atheists.  However, since the legal system changes (slavery was legal 200 years ago but is not now), the morals in a society can still change." This is a part of the answer on the question: Can Atheists be ethical? on www.carm.org. Take also a look on their "Proofs for the Existence of God" here. 

    And it is dangerous to be a sinner: "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"