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September 02, 2005

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Krys O.

Cheney was in Gulfport, MS when he was heckled. He later went to New Orleans in a heavily armored humvee. Possibly soundproofed.

drewo

re: wng day - watch out for the poison ivy.

Kevin

Sean Penn? That would explain this uncaptioned picture from radar magazine, which I sure thought was him only strangely dressed in a camo tshirt:

Penn to the rescue?

Speaking of shirts, Bronwyn C's least favorite newspaper oddly today referred to the Cheney heckler as "wearing an orange shirt." What's up with that bit of trivia?

Krys O.

"Orange" you glad that Cheney came to Gulfport?

bad juju

Is the Government Trying to Hide the True Body Count in New Orleans?

A very troubling development has arisen in the collection of bodies in New Orleans.The company brought in by FEMA and Homeland Security to process the bodies is a company called Kenyon International. Kenyon International is owned by SCI, a major Bush family contributor.

During George W Bush's tenure as Gevernor of Texas, SCI was involved in "FUNERALGATE" -the biggest corpse mishandling scandal in American history, wherein thousands of corpses were allegedly disenterred and haphazardly dumped to make way for new gravesites. Family members of the deceased were shocked to learn that their grandmothers, fathers, sisters etc. were not in burial plots that had been bought for tens of thousands of dollars each, but dumped en masse and left to rot in swamps and mass burial pits. You may remember this...I do, it was on every major news network at the time.

What is not so publicly known, is that at the time, there were rather serious claims made about the complicity and/or direct involvement of the then Governor George Bush and his chief of Staff and future FEMA director Joe Allbaugh in a coverup of the allegations (Yes, the same Joe Allbaugh that brought his college roomate Joe "Drownie" Brown into FEMA, and the same Joe Allbaugh who's consulting company has just scored muti-million dollar no-bid Federal contract to assist in the "cleanup" in New Orleans). There is an ongoing debate regarding the veracity and/or details of the claims involving the then Governor Bush, nevertheless, the appearences aren't kosher. At the end of this article, you'll find links to several news stories detailing some of the allegations and details of the scandal.

Whatever his involvement, George W Bush is fully aware of the matter, as he and Joe Allbaugh were deposed in a whistleblower lawsuit concerning it. SCI ulimately payed out over 100 million dollars to settle claims of wrongdoing. The question the American people should be asking is, why, when there were numerous Doctors and Coroners from around the country who volunteered to process the bodies for free, would the Administration give a no bid contract TO A COMPANY THAT HAS A HISTORY OF "MISHANDLING" BODIES!!!!!!!

Compounding the issue, are the following very troubling and suspicious actions on the part of the Federal Government:

1.Government's attempt to quash the First Amendment by refusing to grant access to reporters during the collection of bodies even after being ordered to do so by a Federal Judge ruling on a lawsuit brought by CNN;

2.Reports by very reputable reporters such as MSNBC's Brian Williams of law enforecement officials pointing guns at the media on numerous occasions in a blatant attempt to intimidate them AFTER the CNN ruling;

3. The presence of armed mercenaries in New Orleans such as BLACKWATER INTERNATIONAL, who has admittedly recruited war criminals from among Pinochet's secret police and South Africa's apartheid era military officers. When pressed on the issue, Homeland Security denied their presence in New Orleans, while BLACKWATER's website and numerous reports from in the field of the mercenaries being used for "Search and Rescue" teams and "Security" (as readers may remember, these are some of the same types that provided "security' at Abu Grhaib), say otherwise;

4 Reports from among Ham radio operators that emergency radio signals are being jammed with very sophisticated technology form somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as numerous reports from local municipalities, most notably Jefferson Parish in a report which was publicised on national TV that FEMA was cutting phone lines and emergency communications equipment in NEW ORLEANS;

5 Numerous inconsistencies, documented live on National Television, between the Administration's version of what went on on the ground in the Gulf Coast, and what actually happened.

One might ask one's-self, is the same Administration which seemingly lied about Iraq, seemingly lied about the Valerie Plame/Karl Rove scandal, seemingly covered up the Abu Ghraib Scandal, and has already been caught in numerous lies about the Federal response to hurricane Katrina capable of covering it's tracks in the worst loss of life on US soil due to the Federal Governments negligence in US history by manipulating the numders of dead? Sure seems that way to a lot of folks.

Still unsure if the administration is capable of lying? Watch this video:
http://www.tvnewslies.org/images/03102003colincondoleeza.wmv

One thing is certain: President Bush has full knowledge of the allegations made against SCI, the parent company of Kenyon International, and against Joe Allbaugh. The American People and History deserve a better company to faithfully and honestly collect the dead on the sacred dying ground of New Orleans. The American people deserve better than to have a company that employs war criminals patrolling the streets of an American city. This is not Columbia, this is not Iraq, and this is not Chile or South Africa. This is the United States fo America, and regardless of whether or not the government is trying to hide bodies, which is up for debate, the presence of companies such as BLACKWATER and SCI taking part in any way in "recovery efforts" on American soil is sickening and should be shock any American who values Freedom and openness in our Government.
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Update: Since this post was first written, the office of the Governor of Louisiana has taken over the contract with Kenyon International. This action was taken due to Kenyon's threatening to back out of efforts due to foot dragging by FEMA. To be fair, Governor Blanco is most likely not privy to SCI and Kenyon International's seedy past.

Maybe somebody oughta give her a call and tell her.

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Here are a couple of links for reference, there are hundreds more out there:

http://rawstory.com/news/2005/FEMA_outsources_Katrina_body_count_to_firm_implicated_in_bodydumping_scan_0913.html

http://www.newshounds.us/2005/09/08/bush_cohorts_profiteering_at_all_levels.php

http://www.hereinreality.com/funeralgate.htm

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/09/324559.shtml

http://www.blackwaterusa.com/btw2005/archive/090505btw.html

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/04/285253.shtml

http://www.ntimc.org/newswire.php?story_id=902&topic=iraq

http://www.tvnewslies.org/images/03102003colincondoleeza.wmv

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Tape of Colin powell and Condoleza rice clearly stating Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction, capability, or will
to threaten the US. The tape was made in Feb 2001

http://www.tvnewslies.org/images/03102003colincondoleeza.wmv

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Please send to everyone you know, and if you can, make copies and send to all the Democratic Senators and Representatives

And dont forget to join the Impeach Bush Coalition:

http://impeachbushcoalition.blogspot.com

current actions:

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/515
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/2700

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