Monthly Archives: November 2002

Osama bin Laden’s letter to America

If this letter is indeed genuine it is a remarkable view into the mind of a deranged but, to his followers — presumably — a cogent and deeply religious man: Q. Why are we fighting and opposing you? A. Because you attacked us and continue to attack us. Q. What are we calling you to, and what do we… Read More »

Bush referred to as ‘moron’ at NATO summit

Canada has declined to comment on reports a senior Canadian official at the NATO summit in Prague has referred to US President George W Bush as a moron. Newspaper The National Post says a top Canadian official has expressed frustration President Bush seems more keen on building up moral support for a possible assault on… Read More »

You are a suspect

Every purchase you make with a credit card, every magazine subscription you buy and medical prescription you fill, every Web site you visit and e-mail you send or receive, every academic grade you receive, every bank deposit you make, every trip you book and every event you attend: all these transactions and communications will go… Read More »

Who makes the voting machines?

All-electronic voting: a very scary proposition. How do we know the motives of those who make (and sell) the voting machines? For example, what if even one disgruntled employee with a cause decides to alter a line of code or two in the system to favour one side? How can we know that the systems have… Read More »

The secret war

Moscow Times 1 Nov 2002: There will be more terrorist attacks against the American people and civilization at large. We know, as does the Honorable Donald Rumsfeld, U.S. Defense Secretary, that this statement is an incontrovertible fact, a matter of scientific certainty. And how can we so sure? Because these attacks will be instigated at… Read More »

Is the Internet changing the face of politics forever?

I think the answer’s obvious, but for two examples see Tara Grubb and the following viral email I received: > —–Original Message—–> From: The Executive Committee Against Uppity Citizens> Sent: Monday November 03 7:37 AM> To:> Subject: Please don’t vote. > Dear friend, > On behalf of Shell, Mobil, and Exxon; Boeing, Lockheed-Martin, > and… Read More »