HOTT Newslinks March 25, 2007

“The Berlin Police President, Count Wolf Heinrich von Helldorf, announced that as a result of a police activity in the last few weeks the entire Jewish population of Berlin had been “disarmed” with the confiscation of 2,569 hand weapons, 1,702 firearms and 20,000 rounds of ammunition. Any Jews still found in possession of weapons without valid licenses are threatened with the severest punishment.”
New York Times, Nov. 9, 1938, 24


“The Impossibility of Flying Heavy Aircraft Without Training”


* After we heard how the highjackers flew these aircraft so well, when they were criticized by the people at the training schools as being incompetent to fly a Cessna, I wondered how they found their way up there. You would have to rely heavily on the instrument panel, and be able to interpret all that data. There could not have been any visual references to the ground or the direction of flight. This pilot explains how impossible that would have been….



It just goes to show you what six years of this administration has done to our national psyche. After the torture memos, “state-secrets” defenses, the demise of habeas corpus and secret overseas prisons, what’s a little invasion of privacy?


Will this be the catalyst in provoking a full-scale civil war in Iraq?


Former members of Saddam Hussein’s Ba’ath party who lost their jobs in the wake of the 2003 invasion will be allowed to take up posts in the government and security forces under a new law designed to foster reconciliation between Iraq’s Shia and Sunni Arabs.



Iran is planning to stop using the U.S. dollar to price oil, with less than half of its oil income now paid in the U.S. currency, Iran’s central bank governor said.



The president of the United Arab Emirates forbade the U.S. military from using bases in his country to attack or spy on Iran as mammoth U.S. Navy maneuvers in the Gulf entered their second day.



The Marine Corps is recalling 1,800 reservists to active duty, citing a shortage of volunteers to fill some jobs in Iraq.

Members of the branch’s Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) will get letters this week notifying them of plans to mobilize them involuntarily for a year, said Lt. Col. Jeff Riehl of Marine manpower and reserve affairs.



In the near future, longer-lasting batteries could run on virtually anything sugary, including tree sap or flat soda pop.
Scientists say these sweet new batteries could operate three to four times longer than the conventional lithium ion batteries commonly used in cell phones, laptops, MP3 players and many other portable electronic devices. And they are biodegradable.



Rosie the socialist pig



Thought for the day: “Calling an illegal alien an “undocumented immigrant”…is like calling a drug dealer an “unlicensed pharmacist.”


“Report: Wolves hit elk calves”



“Now scientists create a sheep that’s 15% human”


• THIS IS SYMBOLIC IN IT’S PUREST SENSE! We are constantly told we are most similar to monkey’s, so why the sheep? Take a guess!
Scientists have created the world’s first human-sheep chimera – which has the body of a sheep and half-human organs.
The sheep have 15 per cent human cells and 85 per cent animal cells – and their evolution brings the prospect of animal organs being transplanted into humans one step closer.


“New Anti-Terror Training Manual Says ”Property Rights Activists” Are Terrorists”


• At any one of our 30 chapter meetings we have video and tape recorders, maps, charts and are fighting the fed on Land Rights, I guess we are terrorist’s.


“More Veterans Calling The Streets Home
An Estimated 200,000 U.S. War Veterans Are Homeless”


• I guess the Statue of Liberty has forgotten the writing on her memorial.


“How Eisenhower solved illegal border crossings from Mexico”



“Airport workers steal celebrities’ goods: report”


*The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office is expected to file misdemeanor theft charges against a group of screeners at Los Angeles International Airport suspected of stealing personal items from celebrities and other travellers.


“Republican Paul Findley Dares to Speak Out- Again AIPAC Exposed”



“National ID Card Rules Unveiled”


*Homeland Security officials released long-delayed guidelines that turn state-issued identification cards into de facto internal passports Thursday, estimating the changes will cost states and individuals $23 billion over 10 years.


“Organic IS healthier, say food scientists”


*As the debate rages on about whether organically grown food is better for us than the “conventional” produce we have become used to, a new study sides firmly with organic.
Scientists found that some organic food is more healthy after tests on kiwi fruit grown by both methods.


“Court Rediscovers 2nd Amendment, Liberals Fear Other ‘Rights’ May Soon be Found”




Ahh Civil forfeiture. Punish the property and not the offender, even if the offender is found not guilty. I had no idea that property was animate and possessed a soul and a conscience.



FIFTEEN British sailors and marines arrested by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards off the coast of Iraq may be charged with spying.



The U.N. Security Council unanimously voted Saturday to impose new sanctions against Iran for its refusal to stop enriching uranium — a move intended to show Tehran that defiance will leave it increasingly isolated.



U.S. female soldiers in Iraq were assaulted or raped by male soldiers in the women’s latrines, and an alarming number committed suicide, Col. Janis Karpinski reportedly testified before an international human rights commission of inquiry last month.
“Because the women were in fear of getting up in the darkness [to go to the latrine], they were not drinking liquids after 3 or 4 in the afternoon,” Karpinski testified, according to a report on Truthout.org. “In the 100 degree heat, they were dying of dehydration in their sleep.”



With increasing international concern about the large number of children labeled with so-called psychiatric disorders and prescribed mind-altering drugs, even the pioneer of psychiatry’s billing bible and “godfather of ADHD,” Dr. Robert Spitzer, has now admitted that normal children are being labeled.



Israel is gearing up for a diplomatic campaign that will paint the Arab world as the recalcitrant party if it does not drop the article in the Arab peace initiative that calls for the “right of return” for Palestinian refugees, The Jerusalem Post has learned.



A prisoner at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba has admitted delivering explosives used to blow up the US embassy in Tanzania in 1998, a Pentagon transcript shows.


A 2003 tax cut that President George W. Bush promoted as a way to create jobs in the United States includes a provision that has given some foreign companies a financial advantage over their U.S. competitors by making it cheaper for them to raise capital.


“A newly declassified document gives a fascinating glimpse into the US military’s plans for “information operations” – from psychological operations, to attacks on hostile computer networks.”



“How Specialist Town Lost His Benefits”


“An Immigrant Segment by Radio’s ‘Jersey Guys’ Draws Fire”