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    • Why do you think your peers are so terrified of trying the 9/11 criminals in America... is it Obama hatred or simply that they don't understand or trust our constitutional system?
    • Obama's bow in Japan.
    • Rapid ice age onset.
    • The death of JFK. New program on Discovery, “Did the Mob Kill JFK”, airing this Sunday 11/22 8pm et.
    • "Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why The World Financial Markets Imploded-and What We Need To Do To Remake Them"
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  • Quote: "The terrible thing about TERRORISM is that ultimately it destroys those who practice it. Slowly but surely, as they try to extinguish life in others, the light within them dies." -- Terry Waite.
  • Article: Climate change catastrophe took just months by Jonathan Leake.

    "Six months is all it took to flip Europe’s climate from warm and sunny into the last ice age, researchers have found.

    They have discovered that the northern hemisphere was plunged into a big freeze 12,800 years ago by a sudden slowdown of the Gulf Stream that allowed ice to spread hundreds of miles southwards from the Arctic.

    Previous research had suggested the change might have taken place over a longer period — perhaps about 10 years.

    The new description, reminiscent of the Hollywood blockbuster The Day After Tomorrow, emerged from one of the most painstaking studies of past climate changes yet attempted." ...

    Patterson found that temperatures had plummeted, with the lake’s plants and animals rapidly dying over just a few months. The subsequent mini-ice age lasted for 1,300 years.

    What caused such a dramatic event? The most likely trigger is the sudden emptying of Lake Agassiz, an inland sea that once covered a swathe of northern Canada.

    It is thought to have burst its banks, pouring freezing freshwater into the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans, disrupting the Gulf Stream, whose flows depend on variations in temperature and salinity.

  • Article: Time To Reconsider Jefferson's Call For Universal Service by Thom Hartmann.

    "Jefferson was also morally offended by the idea of an army that people would join only because they were so poor there was no other way to get an education and a job (for such people, he wanted universal free public education, including free college tuition - which he brought into being when he founded the University of Virginia).

    He wrote his thoughts on the topic in a June 18, 1813 letter to his old friend and future president James Monroe.

    "It is more a subject of joy that we have so few of the desperate characters which compose modern regular armies," he wrote, pleased that his army had taken on a different nature during his tenure as President, just completed five years earlier. "But it proves more forcibly the necessity of obliging every citizen to be a soldier; this was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free State. Where there is no oppression there will be no pauper hirelings."

    He noted that so-called "voluntary" armies depend upon a "pauper class" for their existence. By the end of his presidency (1808), Jefferson had largely done away with America's standing army, and he was thus inspired to write to his friend Dr. Thomas Cooper, on September 10, 1814, that "our men are so happy at home that they will not hire themselves to be shot at for a shilling a day. Hence we can have no standing armies for defence, because we have no paupers to furnish the materials." "

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