Recently, government officials have been doing their best to scare as much of the American populace as possible. Everything from heightened terrorist warnings to Homeland Security director Michael Chertoff's bad gas have gained a lot of attention lately, and have many running for their Y2K bunkers.
DeFazio asks, but he's denied access
Classified info - The congressman wanted to see government plans for after a terror attack
JEFF KOSSEFF The Oregonian Staff
Oregonians called Peter DeFazio's office, worried there was a conspiracy buried in the classified portion of a White House plan for operating the government after a terrorist attack. As a member of the U.S. House on the Homeland Security Committee, DeFazio, D-Ore., is permitted to enter a secure "bubbleroom" in the Capitol and examine classified material. So he asked the White House to see the secret documents.
On Wednesday, DeFazio got his answer: DENIED.
White House preparing to stage new September 11 - Reagan official
Russian News & Information Agency
A former Reagan official has issued a public warning that the Bush administration is preparing to orchestrate a staged terrorist attack in the United States, transform the country into a dictatorship and launch a war with Iran within a year.
Conquering Canada: The Elite Re-Configuration of North America
By Carl Teichrib The August Review
The piece that caught my breath was the proclamation of an unveiling. The New York-based Council on Foreign Relations would be releasing a study on integrating the continent, a move that would take us well beyond NAFTA. For the observant, it was clear that all three nations would have to re-configure their priorities.
Robotic Bird Designed to Spy on Humans
By Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Staff Writer
A shape-shifting, robotic bird that can sweep through the skies without a peep has all the right stuff for ground surveillance and even spying on its real-life inspiration—the common swift.
Pentagon Plots Digital "Crystal Ball" to "See the Future" in Battle
By Noah Shachtman Wired
Darpa, the Pentagon's way-out research arm, is looking to design a software suite that predicts the future for battlefield commanders. At the heart of the package: A digital "Crystal Ball" that forecasts how a mission is going to turn out, before it's done.
Secret Buildings You May Not Photograph, Part 643
By Marc Fisher Washington Post
If you happen by 3701 N. Fairfax Drive in Arlington and decide you have a sudden craving for a photograph of a generic suburban office building, and you point your camera at said structure, you will rather quickly be greeted by uniformed security folks who will demand that you delete the image and require that you give up various personal information.
Retired generals predict US-Russia war
By Adrian Blomfield in Moscow Telegraph
Interviewed by Komsomolskaya Pravda, Russia's biggest circulation newspaper, the four senior generals - who now direct influential military think tanks - said the United States had hatched a secret plan to seize the country's vast energy resources by force.
DHS warns states not to reject Real ID
Agency implementing law despite legislative efforts to circumvent it
Marc L. Songini Computerworld
Despite several state and federal efforts to force noncompliance with the new federal identification law, or Real ID Act, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has continued work on the law's guidelines and warned states that they face consequences for failing to comply.