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Posted by leveymg in Environment/Energy
Sun Nov 20th 2011, 10:36 PM
RESPONSE TO POST" (REUTERS) Dutch fall out of love with windmills
and some lovely Alberta Tar Sand.

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Posted by leveymg in General Discussion
Tue Nov 15th 2011, 01:29 PM
In response to Mayor Bloomberg's order to evict OWS because protestors were "blocking the park from the enjoyment of First Amendment rights other New Yorkers"
Anatole France wrote in a time much like our own:

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o The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
+ Le Lys Rouge (1894), ch. 7
o Variant: How noble the law, in its majestic equality, that both the rich and poor are equally prohibited from peeing in the streets, sleeping under bridges, and stealing bread!

* Pour accomplir de grandes choses il ne suffit pas d'agir il faut rêver; il ne suffit pas de calculer, il faut croire.
o To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
o Variant: To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act.
o Discours de réception, Séance De L'académie Française (introductory speech at a session of the French Academy), 24th December 1896, on Ferdinand de Lesseps' work on the Suez Canal.

* II n'ya que les pauvres gens qui payent comptant. Ce n'est pas par vertu; c'est parce qu'on ne leur fait pas crédit.
o It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit.
+ Pierre Nozière (1899), book I, ch. VI: Les deux tailleurs

Anatole France:


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Posted by leveymg in Latest Breaking News
Fri Nov 04th 2011, 03:54 PM
Her Little Black Bloc Dress (and something stylish for the BB guys):

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Posted by leveymg in Latest Breaking News
Thu Oct 27th 2011, 01:10 AM
RESPONSE TO POST: "High-ranking NYPD inspector transferred to Staten Island command after 'Occupy Wall Street' pepper spray incident
And, has set the tone for what's followed. He's earned a footnote in history.

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Posted by leveymg in General Discussion
Wed Oct 26th 2011, 06:29 PM
Response to unrecs of Post: "Supercommittee Democrats Offer Major Capitulation (The Nation)"
Suppression fire by the Unrec Brigade
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Posted by leveymg in General Discussion
Wed Oct 26th 2011, 11:44 AM
Response to discussion about Oakland PD violence against Occupy demonstrators and Democratic Gov, Mayor, Senators, Congressman with authority.
Seems the same mind set and largely the same small group of One Percenters and Party Apparachiks still in charge.


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Posted by leveymg in The DU Lounge
Fri Oct 21st 2011, 05:45 PM
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Posted by leveymg in General Discussion
Thu Oct 13th 2011, 10:11 AM
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Posted by leveymg in Environment/Energy
Mon Oct 10th 2011, 01:44 PM
RESPONSE TO POST: " The Armadillo Invasion Gathers Force - Established In Illinois, S. Carolina, Seen In Iowa, Indiana"
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Posted by leveymg in General Discussion
Sat Oct 08th 2011, 02:18 PM
RESPONSE TO POSE: "What is the endgame for the 1 percent?"
"The Right Crowd, and No Crowding"

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Posted by leveymg in General Discussion
Sun Oct 02nd 2011, 06:12 PM
RESPONSE TO POST: "IBM Patents a Mapping Algorithm To Re-Route Drivers Along Retail-Heavy Roads"
Death to informants.
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Posted by leveymg in General Discussion
Thu Sep 29th 2011, 04:24 PM
I had my share of all three in the day.

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Posted by leveymg in September 11
Fri Sep 09th 2011, 03:55 PM
This follows up my posting yesterday, which examined the Miami Herald report Wednesday that the FBI had covered up the escape of a Saudi financier living in Florida who had hosted Mohamed Atta at his Sarasota villa in the months leading up to the 9/11 attacks. See, http://journals.democraticunderground.com/...

Esam Ghazzawi, his daughter, Anoud, and her husband, Abdulazzi al-Hiijjii suddenly disappeared on August 30, 2001, leaving behind a million dollar, fully furnished Sarasota home, several automobiles, and their personal belongings. For ten years, the FBI withheld information from Congressional investigators and the public that Ghazzami has been visited by Atta and another hijacker, and phone records showed numerous calls to other figures involved in the 9/11 attack. Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/09/07/2395...

Ghazzawi linked to BCCI and two dead Saudi Princes

Background checking since yesterday’s news account reveals evidence that Ghazzawi, who was on US government watch-lists along with his daughter and son-in-law, has a long history of association with Saudi financiers linked to terrorism and major global bank frauds in the 1980s and 1990s. He now lives openly in Jeddah and owns the posh Orient Restaurant in Khobar, KSA. Most intriguingly, he is mentioned in a 1997 London court document as having held funds for Prince Fahd bin Salman, a member of the Saudi Royal family who died suddenly at the age of 46 on July 24, 2001.

Prince Fahd's father Salman is the governor of Riyadh and brother of King Fahd of Saudi Arabia. The eldest of four brothers, and born in 1955, Prince Fahd acted as deputy governor of Riyadh's Eastern Region during the Gulf War of 1991. Little has ever been written about the death of Fahd, but his involvement with BCCI was noted several years earlier in connection with a law suit in London. Reprinted at: http://www.sauduction.com/issues/11

PRINCE FAHD BIN SALMAN'S DUBIOUS BANKING PRACTICES

Private Eye reports: "Prince Fahd bin Salman, eldest son of ... Prince Salman, the governor of Riyadh ... a court case brought by the BCCI liquidators over the little matter of $397,000 owed to the rogue bank. Since 1994 the liquidators had been seeking repayment of this money under a guarantee given by the prince for the overdraft of an offshore company, Colchest Corporation N.V. In an unusual response, Prince Fahd sought to offset against this debt money held at another BCCI branch in the name of one Esam Ghazzawi, claiming that this was his money. The court of appeal rejected this suggestion on the basis that it was unclear who owned what in the Ghazzawi accounts."


Prince Fahd’s death five weeks before Ghazzami suddenly fled his Sarasota home, barely 6 weeks before 9/11 might not in itself be more than coincidence. However, the unfolding story takes a particularly sinister turn when one realizes that Faud’s older brother, Prince Ahmed bin Salman died almost exactly a year later (November 17, 1958 – July 22, 2002), and his death has been labeled the first of a series of post-9/11 U.S. targeted killings of prominent figures identified as having had leading roles in the attacks.

In his 2003 book Why America Slept, author Gerald Posner writes that Prince Ahmed bin Salman had had ties to al-Qaeda and had advance knowledge of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. When 9/11 figure Abu Zubaydeh was captured, Posner claims that he revealed to American interrogators the identity of a number of top al-Qaeda backers, including Prince Ahmed, and the head of the Pakistani Air Force, who died with his family and closest aides in a February 2003 mid-air transport plane explosion.

To the timeline of events leading up to 9/11, including the 08/30/2001 flight of Ghazzawi and his family, we must now add the death five weeks earlier of Prince Faud and the death almost a year to the day of his older brother, Prince Ahmed. Their father is a co-director of the Saudi intelligence service along with Prince Turki bin Faisal, who suddenly resigned his 25 year commission as the Director of the Saudi General Intelligence agency and departed his long-time post in Washington suddenly on September 4, 2001. That is another important date that should put on anyone’s 9/11 timeline.

It is now past time for the redacted material in the 9/11 Report about Saudi al-Qaeda finance to be released, and the case reopened to examine new evidence.

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