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12/12/2005 Paranoia. US terror watchlist 80,000 names long

"A watchlist of possible terror suspects distributed by the US government to airlines for pre-flight checks is now 80,000 names long, a Swedish newspaper reported, citing European air terrorindustry sources.

The classified list, which carried just 16 names before the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and Washington had grown to 1,000 by the end of 2001, to 40,000 a year later and now stands at 80,000, Svenska Dagbladet reported." - yahoo, toi

"... Tom Ridge, who told an appropriations hearing earlier this month that, of more than 50,000 names currently in the database, only 500 or so were actually wanted for crimes." - upi

Absurd. Secret lists of bad guys don't make sense to me. Persons accused of wrongdoing who are singled out in any way which limits their freedom have the right to see the evidence against them, to explain, and to be removed in cases of error. Why not just save some money and increase the watchlist right now to include all of humanity?

12/14/2005 Strange Happenings. Dam fails in Missouri, homes washed away, at least one person missing.

"The early morning breach occurred in the upper of two reservoirs at the hydroelectric plant run by St. Louis-based utility AmerenUE, company officials said." - chron

dambreak"It had been earlier reported that heavy rains contributed to the dam's failure." - cvoice

"The reservoir covers 55 acres and was dug out of the top of a 1,590-foot mountain." - newk

"A dam in rural southeast Missouri failed Wednesday morning, washing away homes and vehicles and leaving at least one person missing, authorities said.

... The dam is in the Ozarks, about 120 miles southwest of St. Louis. ... rain was not a factor in the break. ... The dam was built in 1963 and is part of Taum Sauk Hydroelectric plant operated by the St. Louis-based utility company AmerenUE. The company said the breach occurred at the northwest corner of the dam that holds back 1.5 billion gallons of water from the Black River. damIt wasn't clear why the breach occurred, but AmerenUE officials said there was no obvious equipment failure, nor was there evidence of foul play." - guarduk, reut

"About a billion gallons of water poured through a breach at a hydroelectric plant's reservoir in southeast Missouri on Wednesday morning, washing away homes and vehicles. ... “Before we lined it (there were) hundreds of thousands of gallons that they were losing each day into the lower reservoir,” Geo-Synthetics president and owner Bob Groh said Wednesday in a telephone interview. “After we lined the whole area the leak rate was down to a dribble.” " - kst

Damn. I hope someone is keeping an eye on other dams.

11/23/2005 Privacy. Your phone records showing every phone number you dial can be purchased on the Internet.

"Your cell phone bills are there for the taking, for about $100 a month. Dozens of Web sites cellphonetreeoffer this service –- one month, or one year. Every call, every phone number. However scary that sounds, it won't really hit you until you see it for yourself -- so click here for an example of what's out there. Then hit "back" in your browser, and let me explain. ... It may be outrageous, but it's not new. first wrote about this problem in October 2001, in a story titled "I know who you called last month." The problem was exposed years earlier by a private investigator named Rob Douglas. Banking records, home phone long-distance calling, even medical information, were all for sale, he told Congress." - more at msnbc.

No privacy these days.

11/1/2005 Paranoia / Politics / Health / Bush seeks $7.1 billion from Congress to prepare for pandemic flu

Scary idea: The Bush mob engineers a virus to lower the population. billionIn the process they get rich selling mandatory drugs, take Military control and quarantine the USA, eliminate all democrats and people who eat tofu, and use the wealth to expand their underground cities. Finally, they use secret genetic research to become nearly immortal.

"You will give us ... seven BILLION dollars! .... Whahahahha. Whahahhaah."

The bird flu is not an emergency... yet. Only 62 people have died so far. One Russian virologist, however, predicted 1 billion deaths world wide. The world population is currently 6.4 billion.

"Experts fear it could quickly mutate to be easily transmissible among people, causing a pandemic. ... [Bush is] asking 7.1 billion US dollars in emergency funding from the Congress. ... we should be able to produce enough vaccine for every American within six months of the start of a pandemic." - bush

"[ US Secretary of Defense] Donald Rumsfeld, until he resigned and joined the Bush Administration, was the chairman of something called Gilead which just happened to make something called Tamiflu."

"The Foster City-based Gilead Sciences, best known for its AIDS drug Viread, notified Roche on Thursday that it was terminating the 1996 agreement that gave the Swiss company exclusive rights to make and sell Tamiflu." - sfgate 6/24/05

"Rumsfeld served as Gilead ( Research )'s chairman from 1997 until he joined the Bush administration in 2001, and he still holds a Gilead stake valued at between $5 million and $25 million, according to federal financial disclosures filed by Rumsfeld." - cnn 10/31/05

Which is why, this year only, I'm working on a secret revolutionary immune system booster formula called "birdflubegone" which I will be selling for 6 easy payments of $99.95.

9/29/2005 Paranoia. Trains Derailing like flies.

In Russia, terrorist bombs derail trains. Here, the trains just go too fast or something.

30 hurt in Missouri Amtrak derailment
DE SOTO, Mo., Thr Sept. 29 (UPI) -- More than 30 people were injured when a Texas-bound Amtrak train struck a rock and derailed south of St. Louis.

Two trains derail
McKinney Courier Gazette, TX - Wed Sept 28. ... wreckage. "It looked like one or more of trainderailedthe cars came off and struck an unmaned standing train and it derailed ," Norton said.

10 freight cars derailed
Toledo Blade, OH - Sep 21, 2005
... around the Hawley Street railroad overpass behind Libbey High School were evacuated early yesterday after 10 cars of a freight train derailed , authorities said ...

Amtrak Train Derails in Missouri ABC News
September 17, 2005 -- Two people were killed and dozens were injured Saturday when a five-car Chicago METRA commuter train derailed with 185 ...

Russian Train Derailed by Blast - Aug 29, 2005. A terrorist bomb planted near railroad tracks has derailed a passenger train in Russia's southern republic of Dagestan.