Daily Archives: January 6, 2007

Maryland Reservist killed by police

Truthring.org | Jan 1, 2007 

A 29-year-old ex-soldier who had served 12 months in Afghanistan, upset over orders to deploy to Iraq, was shot to death December 26 after a night-long standoff at a house in Maryland. James E. Dean was notified earlier this month to report to Fort Benning, Georgia, on January 14, 2007, for service in Iraq.

On the evening of Christmas Day, Dean barricaded himself inside his father’s home in rural Leonardstown, about 50 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., near the Chesapeake Bay. Although armed with several weapons, he took no hostages and was apparently a danger only to himself, threatening to commit suicide rather than report for military duty.

Dean had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after he returned from Afghanistan in 2005, where he had won awards for service, good conduct and marksmanship as a sergeant leading an infantry unit. He was reportedly suffering from depression and had become dependent on anti-depressant medication.

Since his discharge from the military, Dean had been seeing a Veterans Affairs psychologist and struggling with his combat-related problems, while making progress in his personal life. He got a job as a heating and cooling installer and mechanic and was well regarded by his co-workers. In July 2005, he met his future wife Muriel, marrying her four months ago. This Christmas would have been their first as a married couple.

New York Times hires “former” leader of the Soviet Communist Party

Independent | Jan 5, 2007  

“In October, 1917 we parted with the Old World, rejecting it once and for all. We are moving toward a New World, a world of Communism. We shall NEVER turn off that road.”

–  Mikhail Gorbachev at the Kremlin in Moscow, Nov. 2, 1987

“Those who hope that we shall move away from the socialist path will be greatly disappointed. Every part of our program of perestroika…is fully based on the principle of more socialism.”

– Mikhail Gorbachev Perestroika – New Thinking for Our Country and the World 1988

“I am a Communist, a convinced Communist! For some that may be a fantasy. But to me it is my main goal.”

-Mikhail Gorbachev New York Times 1989

“Further global progress is now possible only through a quest for universal consensus in the movement towards a New World Order.”

– Mikhail Gorbachev, in an address to the United Nations, December 1988

“Gentlemen, comrades, do not be concerned about all you hear about Glasnost and Perestroika and democracy in the coming years. They are primarily for outward consumption. There will be no significant internal changes in the Soviet Union, other than for cosmetic purposes. Our purpose is to disarm the Americans and let them fall asleep.” 

– Mikhail Gorbachev,  speech to the Soviet Politburo, November 1987


Bonesman Bush with Bohemian Grover “Red Ronny” Reagan and Communist Party boss Gorbachev in New York City. 1988. In case you didn’t know, the Skull and Bones helped to fund the Bolshevik Revolution and maintained a steady supply of funding to the Soviets throughout the Stalin era and beyond (see Antony Sutton and others). When the actor/puppet, Ronald Reagan told Gorby to “tear down this wall”, a great hoax was perpetrated on the masses of the West. The elites of course knew precisely what was happening, but announced “the fall of communism” which was nothing more than a covert restructuring and false liberalization designed to sucker the West into accepting global government. But the key is that the origin of this policy came from the elites on both sides of the Atlantic.

Gorbachev returns to the world stage – as columnist

Fifteen years after he stood down as the last president of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev is to return to the international arena as a journalist.

The 75-year-old statesman and Nobel Peace Prize winner will write a monthly column that will be reprinted in newspapers around the world. His first article will appear later this month under the terms of a deal he has struck with The New York Times Syndicate.

Since leaving public office, Mr Gorbachev has created a Moscow-based think tank, the Gorbachev Foundation, which promotes study and debate on international issues such as globalisation, climate change, weapons of mass destruction, and poverty. The former Communist leader is likely to take up those issues in his columns.

“In his first article Gorbachev will analyse the results of 2006 and later he will be answering questions from readers,” said a spokesman for the foundation.

Since the disintegration of the USSR in 1991, Mr Gorbachev has struggled to find a role for himself in Russia, largely because many Russians blame him for the economic hardship that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union and were upset that he did not do more to prevent it unravelling. When he stood as a candidate in presidential elections in 1996, he received just 1 per cent of the vote.

Lilly settles 18,000 suits over psychiatric drug

Xinhua | Jan 5, 2007 

With global sales of roughly 4.2 billion dollars last year, Zyprexa is Lilly’s largest-selling drug and a major contributor to the company’s profits.
Lilly said the settlement did not change its view that Zyprexa is a safe and effective treatment for mental illness

The drug maker Eli Lilly and Co. agreed to pay up to 500 million U.S. dollars to settle 18,000 lawsuits from people who claimed they developed diabetes or other diseases after taking Zyprexa, its drug for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, The New York Times reported Friday.

The agreement brings the total of Zyprexa settlements to at least 1.2 billion dollars, to 28,500 people who said they were injured by the drug. About 20 million people worldwide have taken Zyprexa since its introduction in 1996.

Lilly said the settlement covers cases filed in state and federal courts by law firms or groups of firms for 18,000 clients. This will not affect continuing civil or criminal investigations of Zyprexa by state attorneys general and federal prosecutors.

However, in its statement, Lilly said the settlement did not change its view that Zyprexa is a safe and effective treatment for mental illness.

With global sales of roughly 4.2 billion dollars last year, Zyprexa is Lilly’s largest-selling drug and a major contributor to the company’s profits. Zyprexa is the brand name for olanzapine, a potent chemical that binds to receptors in the brain to reduce psychotic hallucinations and delusions. Clinical trials show that in many patients, Zyprexa also causes severe weight gain and increases in cholesterol and blood sugar.

Global super-union within a decade, says Amicus chief

The Times | Jan 1, 2007


An international trade union, working in at least three countries, could be created within a decade, the leader of one of Britain’s biggest unions has predicted.

Amicus, which has 1.1 million members and is soon to merge with the T&G, has forged solidarity agreements with IG Metall in Germany and two American unions, the Machinists and the United Steel Workers. The T&G also has links with the SEIU, the US service industry union.

Derek Simpson, general secretary of Amicus, said: “Our aim is to create a powerful single union that can transcend borders to challenge the global forces of capital. I envisage a functioning, if loosely federal, multinational trade union organisation within the next decade.”

Texas Child Hangs Self After Seeing Saddam Video

Local 6 News | Jan 5, 2007 

Boy Hung Self From Bunk Bed

Police and family members said a 10-year-old boy who died by hanging himself from a bunk bed was apparently mimicking the execution of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

Sergio Pelico was found dead Sunday in his apartment bedroom, said Webster police Lt. Tom Claunch. Pelico’s mother told police he had previously watched a Spanish television station’s news report on Saddam’s death.