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NAO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 12:42 AM
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Nobel Peace Prize nominee: Bush re-election may end the human race
Nobel Peace Prize nominee: Bush re-election may end the human race

The world-renowned anti-nuclear and environmental activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Helen Caldicott, has warned that US President George Bush's re-election does not bode well for mankind, and she fears that the human race may not survive his second term (2005-2009).

"This is the most serious election that has ever occurred in the history of the human race, without a scrag of doubt. I don't know if we'll survive the next four years ... I don't think the Americans have, on the whole, the faintest idea - and I have to say also I don't think most Australians do either. But it's not just the threat from nuclear war. It's the threat of what's happening to the environment, the global warming which is occurring rapidly now, to ozone depletion, to species extinction, to deforestation - it's the whole thing," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Caldicott as saying.

"I don't think I've ever felt so personally, politically devastated in my life and that includes when Reagan won a second term of office - which was pretty devastating for me as I was so heavily involved in the anti-nuclear movement in those days.But this is worse, these people are much worse than the Reagan people," Caldicott adds.

"The Bush administration have been able to con the American people with their extremely brilliant propaganda and brainwashing, with the help of the media ... they consistently lie. On the whole the American people don't really understand the dynamics of the right at all. They don't know that Bush et al want to go into Iran next and that they want to dominate the world militarily and that they want to put weapons in space. I don't think they understand. It is a mandate for Bush to do absolutely anything he wants. I know people don't like me using this word but they're fascists," she concludes.

Full article at:
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7759.ht...

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PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 12:44 AM
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1. ........
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 12:45 AM
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2. Wow! Fantastic!!
I bet she'll be on the Today Show tomorrow, and the View the day after!

not.

What a wonderfully scathing - and accurate - assessment.
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 12:47 AM
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3. We hear ya Helen! 49% of us tried to get rid of this maniac
Many of us have a really good idea of what is coming our way, but we need the help of other countries, people like you and Judy Bachrach, and media sources willing to report more than what they are spoon-fed by the administration.

Please, keep speaking. Eventually, maybe someone will listen.
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dbDESIGN Donating Member (47 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 12:53 AM
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9. 53 % (eom)
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 01:01 AM
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14. Without an accurate vote total, who knows? It was probably more
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2Design Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 01:20 AM
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21. only about 2/3 of eligible voters even bothered to vote - so about
25% didn't do anything
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 01:28 AM
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24. I was trying to be an optimist?
Pathetic. Truly pathetic.
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burrowowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 12:47 AM
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4. She might
be right unfortunately.
Bu$h is a madman and many Murikans don't recognize it.
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Karenca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 12:48 AM
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5. there's an unintelligible sound coming from deep in
my throat...I think it's starting from my heart.


unggnnhgg :cry:
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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 01:20 AM
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22. Me too, Karenca.
sometimes it is hard to get through doing
the every day things, because deep inside, I
feel like the end is near, and I think,
"Whats the point?"
These people are SO very dangerous
to the future of the planet and to think that
even ONE person in this country finds them acceptable
is more than I can bear most days.
BHN
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 12:49 AM
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6. It is strangely reassuring to know that I am not alone in my paranoia.
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complain jane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 12:51 AM
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8. I know what you mean.
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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 01:01 AM
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13. You are not paranoid; you are simply willing to see reality, as does....
....Helen Caldicott.


BE THE BUSH OPPOSITION; 24/7
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 11:18 AM
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34. PARANOID GROUP HUG!
:grouphug:

Quick... "They" are watching!

;)
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complain jane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 12:50 AM
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7. Interesting article, thanks
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proudbluestater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 12:55 AM
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10. This just says it all...
"The Bush administration have been able to con the American people with their extremely brilliant propaganda and brainwashing, with the help of the media ... they consistently lie."


Can I get an amen?

AMEN!
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MaineYooper Donating Member (555 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 12:57 AM
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11. amen! n/t
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 12:58 AM
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12. She also pegged Reagan's mental illness - way before anyone else did
(publicly, that is). She's a medical doctor and spotted the problem immediately. She's very intelligent and extremely passionate and well-spoken, so of course the corporate media tend to ignore or ridicule her.
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Pachamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 01:05 AM
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15. Sadly, she says what are my worst fears...and that she may be right....
Helen Caldicott is an extremely wise soul...I believe she has summarized what many know to be the truth....

:cry:
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RaulVB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 01:07 AM
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16. And she is "optimistic" about it! (n/t)
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 01:10 AM
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17. Looks like the whole damn world is pretty scared about the future Bush is
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 01:12 AM
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18. So, when will If You Love This Planet II start production?
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NeoTraitors Donating Member (351 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 01:14 AM
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19. Fascist Fascist Fascist
It cannot be repeated enough. There is a mountain of evidence to back up this label.
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mordarlar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 01:18 AM
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20. She is right i fear and i have been fighting while preparing myself for...
Edited on Thu Jan-20-05 01:20 AM by mordarlar
what may come for over a year. Our future is in very fragile places right now. We have choices. Polite discourse or action. Today when Senator Biden spoke of "hope" i shook my head. How long do we hope. I have said it before. This time they will rule. They have Congress and the courts. Every time i hear that our future is dependent of election reform i want to scream. It is dependent on STOPPING THIS REGIME!
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vanboggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 01:27 AM
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23. Thinking of Lobotomy
So I can live in bliss for the short time we may have left - you know, like the * lovers.

Awesome article. Have forwarded the link to friends and foe.
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 01:36 AM
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25. I wonder...
I agree with her assessment, and I also wonder what she believes the imminent danger is, in the next 4 years.

What could Bush do that would put an end to the human race?

Do people think that Bush will invade Iran and start a nuclear war?
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mordarlar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 02:02 AM
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26. Bush has us in so deep but this quote from Russia is concerning...
>>>Commenting on the US president George W Bushs statement about a possible settlement of the Iranian nuclear problem by force, he said that it can be resolved by peaceful means.

''I am sure that the Iranian nuclear problem can be solved by peaceful political means,'' he said, adding ''I refrain from speaking even hypothetically about the situation that might occur if anyone resorted to non-diplomatic ways of solving the problem.''<<<


http://www.deepikaglobal.com/ENG4_sub.asp?newscode=8966...
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burn the bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 02:39 AM
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27. If people weren't dying everyday making it urgent to get shrub out of
office, I would almost rather see the impeachment coming than him losing the election. I hope the impeachment goes with such disgrace and humility as the world has never seen.
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 03:37 AM
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28. It keeps being pointed out...who's going to impeach him?
The Greedy Old Party owns us now.
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burn the bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 09:17 AM
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30. we the people
impeached or ran out of town by torch carrying dissenters.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 07:41 AM
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29. But that's what the fundies want: End of the human race and The Rapture.
Caldicott hit it on the head, but to the * regime, it's a win/win situation: if the human race isn't eradicated, they control the world and if it is, they were right and go to Heaven.
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 09:43 AM
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31. If the human race is over...
...who won?

Just curious.
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gordianot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 10:15 AM
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32. My 13 year old daughter understands this.
Today she is wearing a black hoodie with a "Not Me" sticker and her "Not Me" bracelet. One class is going to watch the inauguration, she plans to read a book about Elanor Roosevelt. If she gets into trouble at school today she has a note signed by me to immediately contact me at work.

This is the saddest day I have experienced in my 52 years, comparable with the death of family members.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 10:42 AM
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33. I remember the same things being said when Reagan was elected
In 1980 and 1984. Everyone at the university I was about to graduate from was sure we were headed for a global nuclear war.

:eyes:

"I don't think I've ever felt so personally, politically devastated in my life and that includes when Reagan won a second term of office - which was pretty devastating for me as I was so heavily involved in the anti-nuclear movement in those days.But this is worse, these people are much worse than the Reagan people," Caldicott adds.

Um, Helen? They're the same people as the Reagan people. We survived it in the '80s, and we'll survive it again.

:nuke:
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NationalEnquirer Donating Member (571 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 11:31 AM
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35. Exactly! This is SO DUMB!
Dont get like this people! All this bullshit will just make you look like idiots.
I remember people were saying this about Reagan too, and when it DIDN't happen, I think THATS WERE THE LEFT REALLY LOST THINGS!
When you make outrageous claims, and then they don't happen, its like crying wolf.
After Reagan (I cried when he wont, both times), I sort of lost interest in Democratic politics, because, hey, the country was still standing.
Shit, then during Bush1, the freakin WALL fell down.
Left a bit of egg on our faces.
Thats one reason Clinton won, he knew how to be a Democrat without all the excessive whining.
Lets get that back!
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 11:47 AM
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36. Um, wow.
Have you been paying attention?

Egg.

Sure.

:eyes:
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MadisonProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 12:04 PM
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37. Whining? I guess we should just get over it!
There is nothing to get over about! It's ongoing! You have just exposed yourself again!
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