ImpeachmentWatch Day 126 (2008-10-13)

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“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

Welcome to ImpeachmentWatch™, your daily diary that tracks Impeachment,
whether the Mainstream Media covers it or not.


Ban the Torture Ray

The Active Denial System (ADS)* is a non-lethal, directed-energy weapon developed by the U.S. military. It is a strong millimeter-wave transmitter used for crowd control (the “goodbye effect”). Informally, the weapon is also called pain ray.

The ADS works by directing electromagnetic radiation, specifically, high-frequency microwave radiation at a frequency of 95 GHz (a wavelength of 3.2 mm), toward the subjects. The waves excite water molecules in the epidermis to around 130 °F (55 °C), causing an intensely painful sensation of extreme heat. While not actually burning the skin, the burning sensation is similar to that of a light bulb being pressed against the skin.  The focused beam can be directed at targets at a range of just under half a kilometer, or about 550 yards. The device can penetrate thick clothing, although not walls.

* Not to be confused with After Downing Street (ADS)

Army Orders Pain Ray Trucks; New Report Shows ‘Potential for Death’

After years of testing, the Active Denial System — the pain ray which drives off rioters with a microwave-like beam — could finally have its day. The Army is buying five of the truck-mounted systems for $25 million. But the energy weapon may face new hurdles, before it’s shipped off to the battlefield; a new report details how the supposedly non-lethal blaster could be turned into a flesh-frying killer.

The contract for the pain ray trucks is “expected to be awarded by year’s end,” Aviation Week notes. “A year after the contract is signed, the combination vehicle/weapons will start be fielded at the rate of one per month.”

It’s been a very long time coming. As we’ve previously reported, there have been calls to deploy the Active Denial System in Iraq going back to 2004. But it’s always been delayed for legal, political, and public relations reasons. Anything that might be condemned as torture is political dynamite.

WIRED: I Was a Pain Ray Guinea Pig
GLOBAL-RESEARCH: Pain Ray – US torture weapons used against civilians
DEFENSE-TECH: PAIN RAY GOING AIRBORNE
BOING-BOING: Journalist tries out Raytheon’s pain-ray weapon: “No sir, I don’t like it.”
SLATE: Shooting Pain: The future of heat-beaming weapons.
TIMES-ONLINE: Stop – or I’ll use the pain ray

Cindy Sheehan is running as an Independent against Nancy Pelosi in a very liberal district.  
The Speaker of the House can be defeated.  It has happened before.
Let’s take Nancy off the table.

Impeachment Video of the Day


Active Denial System Riot Demo

Sign the Petition to Impeach Bush RIGHT NOW!

Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Corporate Media Watch: Impeachment
front pages as of 10:00 am PST

ABCNEWS, CBSNEWS, MSNBC, FOXNEWS, CNN, AP, REUTERS, Google News: 0

Google News Search: Impeachment: 4,042 – (1)

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. — Margaret Mead


Daily Impeachment Tracker

Day 126 – 2008-10-13
SPIEGEL: CHOMSKY: ‘The United States Has Essentially a One-Party System’
ABCNEWS: Army Orders Pain Ray Trucks; New Report Shows ‘Potential for Death’
AMERICAN-CHRONICLE: Lies, Damn Lies, and Polls
TPM: Trooper-Gate: Where Do We Go From Here?
DEMOCRATIC-UNDERGROUND: Who’s the Terrorist?
RAWSTORY: ‘Hockey Mom’ Palin fields Pennsylvania protests
RAWSTORY: Bill Kristol: McCain running ‘stupid campaign’
ABCNEWS: George W. Bush’s approval rating below Richard Nixon’s worst
FOXNEWS: Pelosi Convenes Economic Figures for Stimulus Talk
CQ-POLITICS: House Likely to Join Senate in Lame Duck Session but Pre-Election Session Under Discussion, Too
RAWSTORY: NSA revelations to have lasting implications
ADS: U.S.: Iran Resolution Shelved in Rare Defeat for “Israel Lobby”
ADS: Mad As Hell @ Los Angeles City Council
ADS: Vote Suppression in Rensselaer County, NY
ADS: Insider’s Projects Drained Missile-Defense Millions
ADS: Tony Anderson Fights Uphill Conscientious Objector Battle (Heroic)
DEMOCRATS.COM: Rove’s Protege Demands Special Prosecutor for Bush-Era Crimes
DEMOCRATS.COM: Pinocchio Palin Lies About Troopergate Ethics Violations
DEMOCRATS.COM: Is Palin Betraying McCain for 2012?

Day 125 – 2008-10-12
THE-REPORTER: Cindy Sheehan, the ‘Peace Mom,’ now a candidate
JUNEAU-EMPIRE: Palin protest at state Capitol
ADS: Media Criticism of Hate Speech Long Overdue
RAWSTORY: US lawmaker slams McCain camp for stoking hatred
ADS: GOP battles the spread of democracy
RAWSTORY: Stewart: Fox ignoring ‘Clusterf#@k to the Poor House’
CQPOLITCS: Shocker: Pentagon’s Secret Budget Numbers
OEN: All is forgiven; McCain returning to Letterman

Day 124 – 2008-10-11
GUARDIAN: Inquiry finds Sarah Palin abused powers in Troopergate affair
OEN: Sarah Palin Broke The Ethics Law In Alaska, And Can Be Impeached
OEN: “WE THE (FRINGE) PEOPLE …”
WIRED: Inside Operation Highlander: the NSA’s Wiretapping of Americans Abroad
OEN: It won’t stop. This is how they do things.
STAR-EXPONENT: HOW I SEE IT: Time to vote incumbents out of office
WALES-ONLINE: Something about Nancy reminded me of Old Spice
THE-SPOOF!: Bush Under House Arrest to Prevent Economic Speech to the Nation
AP: NY election mix-up: ‘Osama’ on the ballot
ADS: The So-Called Bailout Also Served to Make The Following Proposal Sound Sane by Comparison: Pentagon Wants $450 Billion Increase Over Next Five Years
ADS: The Prosecution Never Rests
ADS: When the Corporate Media Apologizes

Day 123 – 2008-10-10
ADS: Attorneys, Scholars, Activist Groups Call for Impeachment if Bush Pardons Himself or His Subordinates
AMERICAN-CHRONICLE: US under Martial Law? – Not yet, but…
ADS: U.S. Army Prepares to Invade United States
ATLANTICVILLE: Get to work on impeachment – for the children
DAILY-PRESS: Impeach them
RAWSTORY: ‘Fear, panic’ driving global banking crisis
WAPO: The End Of American Capitalism?
BLOOMBERG: Safavian Indicted Again in Abramoff Investigation
RAWSTORY: Tens of thousands illegally denied voting rights
AP: Elections officials deny illegally purging voters
ADS: Two Presidential Candidates Pledge to Challenge Suspicious Elections
ADS: Beware of Vote Caging
RAWSTORY: ABC: NSA agents admit spying on Americans’ private calls
DEMOCRATS.COM: ABC Is Lying About NSA
DEMOCRATS.COM: The News Cycle of the Blogosphere (NSA Story)
RAWSTORY: Anger grows at New York ‘King’ Bloomberg
RAWSTORY: Investigation ties Palin to ‘extreme right-wing fringe’
RAWSTORY: Obama: McCain riles crowds ‘stoking anger and division’
ADS: The Undemocratic Debates
PAGEONEQ: Connecticut Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage

Day 122 – 2008-10-09
LATIMES: Nancy Pelosi talking about a new economic stimulus package
WESTERN-STANDARD: Cindy Sheehan to start new political party
CBSNEWS: U.S. Considers Taking Ownership Of Banks
CBSNEWS: Bush Signs Presidential Transition Order (it’s a miracle, but I’ll believe it when he leaves)
RAWSTORY: ACLU: Bush admin tried to create ‘Gitmo inside the US’
BOBGEIGER: Webb Urges Halt To U.S. Propaganda In Iraq
DEMOCRATS.COM: Kucinich: Paulson Not Stabilizing Investor Confidence
DEMOCRATS.COM: AP Exclusive: Documents Say Candidate Near Insanity
ADS: BRACE YOURSELF
ADS: Afflicted With Sanity: McClatchy Predicts We’ll Cut Military Spending Simply Because We Have No Money

Day 121 – 2008-10-08
OEN: It’s Time Anti-War Activists Go Back to School
KANSASCITY: Midwest Voices: Still time to impeach President Bush
RAWSTORY: ‘Economic 9/11’ exacting grim psychological toll in US
RAWSTORY: Biden: McCain camp’s ‘fear and loathing’ is ‘mildly dangerous’
RAWSTORY: CNN compares winking Sarah Palin to Betty Boop
RAWSTORY: AIG execs massage away the stress after 85-bln-dlr loan: lawmakers
BUSINESSS&MEDIA: Knock Out: CNBC Confirms Lehman CEO Punched at Gym
E&P-PUB: Chuck Norris: McCain May Up and Die on Us
ADS: AP Exclusive: Documents say detainee near insanity
ADS: Bugliosi on Radio and on Tour
ADS: McCain v. Obama II: The Empire Strikes Back
ADS: Is Posse Comitatus Dead? US Troops on US Streets
WAPO: New Bibles Alter Form _ Not Word _ to Draw Readers

Day 120 – 2008-10-07
OEN: Senator William Blount Was Impeached, Impeach Pelosi for Complicity in War Crimes
OEN: Cindy, Charlotte, and Our Constitution
NORMAN-TRANSCRIPT: Retired Air Force officer doesn’t like what he sees from government
WACO-TRIB: LETTERS: It’s time our leaders stood up for “we the people” and impeach our present administration
AVERAGE-CITIZEN: Impeach Bush, Cheney and Pelosi
GATHER: Congress Has Betrayed Us Yet AGAIN!!
CBSNEWS: McCain Linked To Private Iran-Contra Group
CBSNEWS: Florida Law May WILL Disenfranchise New Voters (duh!)
RAWSTORY: Kucinich: Bailout opened ‘financial whirlpool of insatiable greed’
ADS: KUCINICH: MARKET FALLS AGAIN
ADS: Secret Bush Administration Plan to Suspend US Constitution
ADS: Naomi Wolf – Give Me Liberty (video)
ADS: Dems worry Bush could pardon Rove, Miers
ADS: Help Cindy Sheehan and Bruce Fein Block the Bailout – and Help Cindy Unseat Pelosi
ADS: Down with Nancy, up with Cindy!
ADS: Replace Nancy With Cindy
ADS: Timbrewolf Sings “The Day Hank Paulson Lied” (video)
GLAAD-BLOG: Matthew Shepard – Ten Years Later
SCHOLARS&ROGUES: Philip Morris: it’s our First Amendment right to speech to sell tobacco in San Francisco pharmacies
ONEIDA-DISPATCH: Judo black belt Putin shows off moves in DVD

Day 0 – 2008-06-09
RAWSTORY: Kucinich presents Bush impeachment articles (video)

Pre-Impeachment
ALTERNET: Colbert says Impeach Bush now or you’re a bunch of pussies. (video)
ALTERNET: Why Is Impeachment Important? (video)
ADS: If the People Want Impeachment, Why Can’t it Happen?

I believe we should let George Bush get away with breaking the law because the attempt to hold him accountable wouldn’t be as useful as waiting for Barack Obama to maybe become President so he could maybe investigate Bush then.

As I see it now, we have but two options. The first and frankly most preferable option is for Congress to immediately begin impeachment proceedings.  The other option, is a total revolution. Put your party politics aside right now. We are in a crisis so dangerous that should these people succeed in their coup, your party affiliation will no longer matter, your American flag will be a nice collectible item of something that once was.

Here’s how the propaganda model works: Kucinich’s attempt to impeach the President elicited a mere 132 words in every major media outlet including the New York Times, Washington Post, and CNN.com.

The blogs are alive with the sound of Impeachment. The notices are rolling into my computer faster than I can open them, sign them and send them out to friends or family. That’s called activism, pushing back against this destructive force called Bush.

H.RES.333 – Impeaching Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors. [2007-04-24]
Sponser: Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10]  Co-Sponsers (27)
Complete TextComplete Video

H.RES.1258 – Impeaching George W. Bush, President of the United States, of high crimes and misdemeanors. (35 Articles) [2008-06-09]
Sponser: Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10]  Co-Sponsers (11)
Complete TextComplete Video: Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5

H.RES.1345 – Impeaching George W. Bush, President of the United States, of high crimes and misdemeanors. (1 Article) [2008-07-10]
Sponser: Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10]  Co-Sponsers (4)
Complete TextComplete Video

H.RES.1509 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the next president of the United States should immediately work to reverse damaging and illegal actions taken by the Bush/Cheney Administration and collaborate with Congress to proactively prevent any further abuses of executive branch power. [2008-09-26]
Sponsor: Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2] Co-Sponsers (0)
Complete Text

videos thanks to cspanjunkie.org

“Ernest Hemingway once wrote, ‘The world is a fine place and worth fighting for’.
I agree with the second part” — Seven

How to Help
Use FaxZero to fax the Articles of Impeachment your Congressman.
– Write a letter to your local newspaper in suppport of Impeachment.
– Write a letter to your Congressman supporting impeachment.
– Post stories about Impeachment on your blog and other political websites.
Wear Orange Every Friday! (and ask your friends and family to wear orange)
Sign the Petition To Impeach Bush
– OEN: Some things we can do to help impeachment along
– ADS: Some Ways You Can Help Impeach Bush

A future without impeachment paints a frighteningly bleak picture, a picture that at this point many of us can see but too few of us are acting to prevent. If ever there was a time to act, now is that time. It’s time, right now, to promote the necessity of impeachment as widely as possible. It is imperative that the Bush regime be driven from office and held accountable for its many crimes – it’s time to act now.

At this point the future in unwritten; which one we get is up to us.

Learn More about Impeachment [h/t Revisionist]

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Cindy Sheehan Will Be on Ballot and she will win. – Removing the Speaker of the House who “took impeachment off the table” will be an important first step to holding the war criminals accountable for their crimes.  Cindy Sheehan is running as an Independent against Nancy Pelosi in a very liberal district.  She will win.  The Speaker of the House can be defeated.  It has happened before.

Why Every American Should Support Cindy Sheehan in Her Effort to Unseat Nancy Pelosi

Be the change that you want to see in the world. — Mahatma Gandhi

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  2. This was the first thing I noticed: ““All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

    Well, you know that people are creatures of habit, so Internet people may know what is going on, but the “real world” has no clue, it is time to take the message to the streets and educate the other 95% of Americans with word and by deed, instead of telling the same people who are posting the same stuff on their blogs.

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