wrt the arrests and now charges of 8 uk ‘terror’ suspects

reutes says
One of them, Dhiren Barot, 32, was also accused of having “reconnaissance plans” of the Prudential building in New Jersey, the New York Stock Exchange and Citigroup headquarters in New York, and the International Monetary Fund in Washington.

The plans were “of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism,” police said.

The United States imposed “orange alerts” around those buildings on Aug. 1, saying authorities had obtained plans of the buildings from a suspected al Qaeda computer expert held in Pakistan. The British suspects were arrested two days later.
8< so the shut down in NY was 2 days before they were arrested
and the ‘computer expert’ had the same plans as one of the UK ‘cell’

as zig n zag used to say

what are the chances of getting the guy in Pakistan with a 1000 discs full of details to lead to 8 uk terrorists 2 days AFTER bush uses the same news to shut the city down & to announce he is appointing a tsar on itel. the US leaked computer ‘experts’ name see
cnn link
ruining any chance of a sting op.

April 03′ a Sky news guy in Washington reported ‘LIVE’ that a chemical weapons factory was discovered, he was standing in the Pentagon darkened conference room, the news was immediate and Sky not shy to let the world know they had this 1.30am exclusive, so I jumped to reuters and AFP and saw none of this story, I didn’t expect the wires to be as fast as Sky were claiming to be bringing this news to me, but then I goggled and found the full story on Jerusalem Post must have been up 45 minutes and the ink on its print editions was still wet. The thing is the way this story dropped faster than a bomb over Baghdad, it went nowhere and turned out to be untrue.


equals 12 days of fear in Itlay and the world.

Ireland Overrun by capitalists

Dublin Port Tunnel – was €165 now €624,000,000 and rising

Luas – a €279 million now €775,000,000

Airport metro – €2.2 billion doubled to €4,800,000,000 according RPA

National roads: of €9.2 billion. Now €15,800,000,000 [source SBPost]

that’s a lot of zeros to get under estimated and a lot of tax money over spent and a lot of land owners pockets lined and a lot of multinational CEO’s bonuses paid? read on

London Crawling

Tonight London?s West End will echo to the sound of Grand Prix engines this evening when eight of the ten Formula One teams take part in a demonstration run along Regent Street in the build-up to this weekend?s British Grand Prix. Will they pay the © charge?

[facts on London car use]
Only 13% of Central London’s 1.1 million workers commute by car

Nearly 40% of households in London do not own a car

Fewer than half (47%) of trips made by Londoners are by car
The average speed of a car in London in the morning peak period is now 9.9 mph

Cycling in Central London is 50% faster than travelling by car

What One Thousand ‘Journalists’ Arriving in Dublin Won’t Want to Know About EuroMayday Protests

’Why Protest the Dublin EU Summit? What are the Issues Anyway?’

It is critical to show, during such a display of media power and control as we have seen in the past few weeks in Ireland in the run-up to the EU Summit, that independent groups and people have the ability to create and share their own media, self publish, build networks and communicate freely and autonomously. We have been taking our information autonomy for a while now around here, using the limited means and technologies at our disposal.

In that spirit – here is a (free) guide to what is missing from all centralised and commercialised media in Ireland at present , a clear exposition of the issues that concern those who are preparing to celebrate EuroMayday and to protest the Dublin EU Summit. Don’t get MAD with those thousand foreign journalists and their Irish compatriots when you see these urgent and legitimate concerns glossed over and ignored by the mainstream – get EVEN. Don’t Hate the Media – Become the Media.

USA Today Poll: 57% of Iraqis say ‘US Out Now’

From March 22 to April 2, 60 trained Iraqi pollsters interviewed 3,444 randomly selected Iraqis for USA Today. This is one of the first polls in Iraq that seems to me well weighted statistically, though to be sure we’d have to know more than USA Today told us.

The numbers are negative for the US, and are much more negative than previous such polls. Moreover, the polling ended by April 2, just before the Shiite uprising and the worst of the Fallujah fighting, so that it is highly likely that the present attitudes of the Iraqi public toward the US are much more negative.

Dumbing down text

TV3 Irelands 4th TV station (launched after RTE1 Network2 & TG4) launched a teletext service in 2001, but last weekend it dropped its news & sports pages from the text servive. Teletext services are in decline in europe as digital TV takes hold but TV3 carried a full text service on digital platform, The loss of news and sport (replaced by entertainment news) is a loss of an alternative text news service to rival RTE’s AERTEL. It is a sad loss of a good service provided by TCM to TV3 since 2001. The regularity of updates to the new entertainment news service is patchy since the weekend, but soft news is no replacement for hard news. TV3 text is available in Ireland via UHF and to UK & Ireland via digital satellite services.

IMPACT claims stealth taxes will erode incomes.

IMPACT has claimed that the Government’s stealth taxes will eventually erode incomes.
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where were the IMPACT leaders last September/October ? lining up with the Govt. to support stealth taxes in the form of Bin Charges.
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The Union has said the Government’s failure to adjust personal tax credits and tax bands in line with inflation has resulted in more people being pushed into the higher tax band.

Philip Mullen of IMPACT has said, “What we would like to see happening is that taxation policy would properly index the tax bands and the basic relief that people receive, so that people will be maintained on the tax band that is appropriate to them which in the vast majority of cases should be in the lower tax band.”

Race against Race

The Government has decided to hold the referendum on citizenship rights on 11 June, at the same time as the local and European elections.

[bhg->] I hope the electronic machines can handle 3 polls at once

The fact that this date was chosen by PD/FF to hold a referendum on what will become a more divisive issue than it has ever been is shocking, the bill has not been presented, there are 9 weeks to polls open and no green paper published. FF TDs claim that there is a major problem with immigration (legal & illegal) where babies born in Ireland are entitled to citizenship.

First they stop pregnant women leaving Ireland, now they wont let them in!

This is a smoke screen in smoke free Ireland for the way the Govt. dealt with the health system, where nurses are priced out of their low paid jobs and queuing on trolleys for days is normal.

Blame them for the health crisis, them being FF & PD.