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Iceberg photo Sent Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 23:30:24 EDT From: Anne
To: Forwarding to you something a friend sent me . This is cool...
This is kind of interesting. It was taken by the captain of a tugboat.
The tugboat's job is to tow icebergs out of the path of other commercial
On this day, the sea was exceptionally calm and the sun almost vertical
so the captain put a camera in the water and took this picture. It is
estimated to be 300 million tons.
We discovered this photo first at West light 1800 ART-BUYER
in 1977 with a Quote on the iceberg from Oliver Windel Holmes
"Once the mind has Been stretched by a new idea,
it will never again
return to its original size"
ED: Thanx Anne
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Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 14:43:58 -0400
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Subject:Coke vs Water
A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy
short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and
difficulty focussing on the computer screen or on
a printed page.
Good Info:Water vs
Coca-Cola No wonder coke tastes so good:
1. In many states in the USA, the highway patrol carries two gallons of
Coca- Cola in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car
2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coca-Cola and it will be gone
in two days.
3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the
"real thing" sit for one hour, then flush
clean. The citric acid in Coca-Cola removes stains from vitreous china.
4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with
a crumpled up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola
over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the
rusted bolt for several minutes.
7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan,
wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the
ham is finished, Remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with
the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.
8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of greasy
clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will
help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its PH is 2.8. It will
dissolve a nail in about 4 days.
2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate), the commercial trucks must
use the "Hazardous Material" place cards reserved for highly corrosive
3. The distributors of Coca-Cola have been using it to clean the engines
of their trucks for about 20 years!
1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated (likely applies to half the
2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often
mistaken for hunger.
3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.
4. One glass of water shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100%
of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could
significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory,
trouble with basic math, and difficulty focussing on the computer screen
or on a printed page.
8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by
45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less
likely to develop bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water you
should every day?
Now the question is,would you ike a
glass of water or a Coke?
Subject: Saw it in the local paper Date:
Sat, 18 Aug 2001 20:25:03 -0600
To: Charles Mingus III <email@example.com>
Sounds simular to the Gossimar Satelite? Larry
Please resend this in a standar d format
please use jpg gif txt rtf wpd
Except for Gilles Pontecorvo's "Burn,
" Raul Peck's "Lumumba"
Subject: Just a Friendly Hello & Lumumba Film Review
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 14:35:52 +0000
Hope the summer is treating you both well we are thriving although
we would rather be in the south of France by the sea. I have elected
to send you the review of the Lumumba film thast plays at the Film
Forum these days.
I happened to see it at the Human Rights Watch Festival some weeks ago and
the director Raoul Peck was present for a Q&A after the screening.
Very powerful. So I thought thayt you might consider forwarding it to some of
your folks.By the way That was an interesting review concerning the Living
Theatre in the NYTimes.
I'll be in touch. Be Well both of you.
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 6:22 AM
Subject: [BRC-NEWS] MOVIE: Lumumba
July 16, 2001
Moview Review: Lumumba By Louis Proyect <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Except for Gilles Pontecorvo's "Burn," Raul Peck's "Lumumba"
deserves. But unlike "Burn," "Lumumba" deals with real
people and real events -- in this case the conspiracy of US
intelligence, the Belgian government and local traitors to
keep an African people in chains despite the formal
independence won in 1960.
Cast as Patrice Lumumba, Eriq Ebouaney not only bears a
striking physical resemblance to the martyred leader, more
importantly he conveys the political and personal drama of a
politician caught between two worlds. Believing in little
else except social justice and national sovereignty -- two
of the cardinal tenets of bourgeois democracy -- he was
dogged at every step, and finally assassinated, by their
The film introduces Lumumba in 1960 as an enterprising beer
salesman who hawks the Polar brand at local Leopoldville
pubs by day, while attending meetings for independence from
Belgium at night.
Since the film is not a documentary, it cannot really pay
much attention to the kind of degradation Belgium visited on
the Congo under King Leopold, whose eponymously named
capital city makes as much sense as calling a city
Hitlerville. Instead it presents a vivid portrait of the
kind of second-class citizenship experienced by the average
citizens, who are depicted as porters, maids and drivers for
the pampered colonial in 1960 -- bad enough in itself.
To fill in the historical detail, one must turn to Adam
Hochschild's 1998 book, "King Leopold's Ghost," that points
out that in the years between 1885 and 1908, some 10 million
people died in the so-called Congo Free State, which was
anything but free. It was, in fact, a giant forced labor
camp, the personal possession of Leopold II, king of
Belgium. For nearly 30 years, his armed thugs forced the
Congolese to extract ivory, hardwoods and wild rubber from
their homeland. Many were beaten to death for failing to
meet strict quotas, while millions more died from physical
exhaustion, famine and infectious disease. This sort of
vampire capitalism bred underdevelopment in the Congo,
while feeding the growth of industry, museums and universities
in the mother country.
When Lumumba was elected Prime Minister, he was forced to
share duties with Joseph Kasavubu, a timid and temporizing
bourgeois politician. Played by Maka Kotto, he is depicted
in an independence ceremony kowtowing to Belgian officials,
who have warned the Congolese: "Beware of hasty reforms, and
do not replace Belgian institutions unless you are sure you
can do better."
Despite warnings not to offend their benefactors, Lumumba
will have none of this. With a proud scowl on his face, he
begins his speech with the following words: "Our wounds are
too fresh and painful for us to erase them from our memory."
Kasavubu is shown squirming in his seat.
In contrast to Kasavubu, you have two other Congolese
politicians who become open supporters of neocolonialism.
One is the young Joseph Mobutu (Alex Descas), an aspiring
journalist and soon to become military strongman. After
slaughtering anti-government civilians in the early stages
of civil unrest in the newly independent Congo, Lumumba
dresses down Mobutu. Anxious not to alienate his supporters
in the west, the new prime minister tells Mobutu that such
ruthlessness will work against them. In short order,
however, Lumumba will learn that they are determined to
destroy the infant nation and return it to bondage no matter
what they do.
From the very moment of independence, the colonists have
made common cause with Moise Tshombe (Pascal Nzonzi), the
virulently anti-Communist leader of the breakaway province
of Katanga, where most of the nation's mineral wealth is
located. As I learned from a Socialist Workers Party
pamphlet being hawked outside the theater, "Most of
Katanga's mineral reserves are owned and mined by a giant
U.S.-British-Belgian controlled corporation, the Union
Miniere du Haut Katanga (UMHK). In 1960, with annual sales
of $200 million, UMHK produced 60 percent of the uranium in
the West, 73 percent of the cobalt, and 10 percent of the
copper, and had in the Congo 24 affiliates including
hydroelectric plants, chemical factories and railways."
Essentially, the film dramatizes the shifting power
relations between these four principals, who each in their
own way owes their allegiance to one or another major class
in society. Lumumba is closest to the Congolese masses.
After Kasavubu cashiers him from office, he goes to
parliament to fight for reinstatement. At the front gates of
the building, hundreds of ordinary citizens have
spontaneously rallied to defend him.
After the country begins to fray around the edges, largely
due to destabilization efforts mounted by the colonists,
Mobutu is shown in a meeting with Belgian officials and CIA
official Frank Carlucci. If the military can "restore
order," they promise to back him. For his part, Carlucci
claims that the United States does not intervene in the
internal affairs of sovereign nations but assures them that
it will do nothing to act against Mobutu. At this point the
audience broke out in sardonic laughter.
Towards the end of his short-lived administration (two
months in fact), Lumumba declared that he would turn to the
Russians for support. After discovering continuing efforts
by the west to destabilize and overthrow his government, it
appeared that this was his only recourse. Although this
would have helped, it seemed that the biggest obstacle
remained internal. Put in the most succinct terms, Lumumba
was a politician who sought to rule through conventional
measures while counter-revolutionary violence was being
organized all around him. In this period, one such attempt
after another was being thwarted in exactly the same manner,
from Arbenz in Guatemala to Mossadegh in Iran.
The film's director and co-writer, who was born in Haiti,
saw Lumumba as a Christ-like figure. "One of the things that
struck me about Lumumba was the dignity he had," Peck says.
"As he was being led to his execution, people were slapping
him, abusing him, and the two other prisoners were scared to
death. They know they are going to die, but Lumumba is
already somewhere else. He is above death. And he reminds me
of the sentence Christ delivered about his killers, 'Father,
forgive them, for they know not what they do.'" (Los Angeles
Times July 15, 2001)
"Lumumba inspired the same feelings in Africa that African
Americans had in America with the new Kennedy era. In the
U.S. you had the civil rights movement going on, and in
Africa in 1960 and '61, you had 25 African countries winning
their independence. The whole world had hopes, and you had
great leaders like Nasser in Egypt, Sekou Toure in Guinea
and Nkrumah in Ghana speaking to Lumumba like big brothers.
So he represented a moment of exhilaration. You felt as
though you had a future and could aim towards something.
When he was killed, many people became interested in
politics for the first time, and there were demonstrations
all over the world. This film attempts to capture that
turning point in history, where everything was still
possible for Africa."
Filming on location in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Belgium,
Peck was scrupulous about re-creating the time and political
milieu. For example, a band performs a soukous number called
"The Independence Cha-Cha-Cha," that Lumumba (and he) danced
to in the '60s.
As the son of a Haitian diplomat in the Congo, Peck has
special insights into the colonial situation. His family,
educated, honored and bourgeois, was at the forefront of
both nations' struggles for political and economic
sovereignty. Although he served two months in Aristide's
government as minister of culture, Peck became disillusioned
with the president-priest whom he eventually regarded as
Perhaps the film is part of Peck's ongoing struggle to
define a path for the colonized of the world that avoids the
sort of bitter disappointments experienced in Haiti and the
In the final scene of the film, we see a bloodied Lumumba
about to face the firing squad. Composing a letter to his
wife in his mind, he says, "We have to write our history
ourselves." Essentially this is what Peck's film is about as
well. Now being held over at New York City's Film Forum,
this is one for the ages.
Copyright (c) 2001 Louis Proyect. All Rights Reserved.
European Colonialism Redux
African Colonialism is Alive
Just in case you thought colonialism had come to an end
in Africa, think again, it has simply changed its name. In a
sense the leopard has changed its spots Instead of being
ruled by the former colonial powers Africa is now effectively
owned and controlled by the Transnational corperations;
in much the same way that the Dutch East India company
once owned and controlled a large part of the British
Empires dominion in India.
A few years ago South Africa’s Anglo American corporation
owned or effectively controlled over 80% of the companies on the
Joburg stock exchange. Even before the transition to majority
rule Anglo American played a key role in South Africa’s affairs.
Today its role is even more pronounced. South Africa’s premier
Thabo Mbeki may be black and talk about ‘his people’ but
underneath it all he is very much an Anglo American man. During
my time in South Africa he was a frequent visitor to Anglo’s
operations head Bobby Godsell’s residence in Hyde Park,
Joburg.The two would often go off on fishing trips together;
in effect Mbeki was being groomed for his current position.
Mandela on the other hand was simply a puppet figure. I knew
an Indian there who in turn knew two of Mandela’s senior advisor’s;
according to him they described Mandela as a ‘dom kop’, literally
a thick head who could be easily manipulated and beguiled.
He was simply used to pave the way for someone who would
obediently do the Transnationals bidding, a company man, like
Elsewhere in Africa the fundamentals are the same even though
the names, personalities and circumstances may differ somewhat,
outwardly at least. Effectively the Transnationals rule through
corrupt despots, brutal but easily beguiled tyrants or through
the discrete manipulation of humanitarian tragedy’s and conflicts.
One such is the ongoing humanitarian tragedy in Angola.
The current crisis has its origins over thirty years ago
when Angola was still a Portugese colony. At the forefront
of the fight to rid Angola of its colonial rulers were two
movements, Unita and the MPLA. Whilst Jonas Savimbi’s
Unita was backed by Western powers the MPLA was armed
and equipped by the former Soviet Union; although both were
fighting the Portugese colonials they remained at odds with
each other. Thirty years on and nothing has changed. UNITA
and the MPLA government are still at odds and currently
engaged in their third civil war in as many decades.
Hundreds of thousands have been forced to flee their
homes as of December 1998 there were an estimated
600,000 internally displaced people in Angola and at the
last count that figure had swollen to 1.7 million.
Indeed the figures themselves make extremely
sombre reading;1/3 of all children in Angola die
before the age of 5.Every day around 200 people
die of starvation. Angola now has the lowest life
expectancy in the world at around 42.
There is however one critical difference to the situation, with the
demise of the former Soviet Union there is no longer any super
power involvement. Instead the Transnationals have stepped into
the fray. In spite of the ongoing horrors and humanitarian tragedy
Angola itself is phenomenally rich in mineral deposits, particularly
oil and diamonds. And it is this that largely accounts for the
involvement of the Transnational corporations. On the one hand
UNITA supplies diamonds to De Beers which in turn controls over
80% of the world’s diamond market. Of course De Beers says it
will not buy any diamonds from UNITA but on the diamond market
there is no way that De Beers would know where the diamonds it
buys come from with any certainty. In turn UNITA uses the money
from its diamond sales for weapons purchases and such like.
On the other hand Angola has substantial oil reserves,
particularly offshore and in the northern Cabinda province,
both of which are firmly in the hands of the ruling MPLA.
Security around the oil installations is further boosted by
the oil companies themselves which employ the likes of
London based Sandline Security as ‘security consultants’,
in plain language hired guns.
Mobil, Elf, Shell, Texaco and Chevron are amongst a few of
the major oil companies actively engaged in operations in
Angola; in effect they are helping to finance the MPLA’s
"We always take losses, then recover," one Angolan General
told the BBC last year.. "If we lose a tank we pick up the phone
and order another one."
Elsewhere in Africa a similar situation prevails.
Earlier last year oil companies in Niger delta
were accused of turning a blind eye to human
rights abuses. "The oil companies can’t pretend
they don’t know what is happening around them,"
said Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human
Rights Watch, an international monitoring group
based in New York.
In one particular incident in January 1999, soldiers using
Chevron boats and Chevron helicopters attacked villages
in two small communities in Delta State, killing villagers
and burning most of the villages to the ground.
A Human Rights Watch report describes numerous such
incidents where Nigerian security forces have beaten,
detained or even killed those involved in protests over oil
company activity or called for compensation for environmental
So just remember that when you next fill up at your
local petrol station; the petrol you are buying has
already been paid for, literally with ‘blood money.’
However it is not simply the Transnational Corporations t
hat have embarked on policies that are little short of
imperialistic. Zimbabwe, for example, now has around
11,000 troops stationed in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
According to John Makumbe, a political scientist at the
University of Zimbabwe and a fierce critic of the government,
"Zimbabwe seems intent on raiding the Congo and making it
an economic colony."
According to him: "It won’t be Zimbabwe as a nation that benefits.
Instead a number of individuals in the political elite will enrich
Indeed Zimbabwe’s army has now embarked on a joint
business venture with the Congolese army to buy and
sell diamonds and gold.
However Zimbabwe’s involvement in the
war in the Congo is deeply unpopular at
home, not least because of mounting
domestic problems; inflation stands at
70%, health services are in chaos.
Finally, it should be noted that Ian Smith one time premier
of the rebel state Rhodesia, recently addressed students
at the University of Zimbabwe.
Significantly prehaps, he was removed from power
in a deal arranged by Illuminati front men Lord
Carrington and Henry Kissinger. Now in his eighties
and a little frail he received a standing ovation from
a packed hall of largely black students.
As journalist Russell Miller pointed out it is now not
unusual to hear what would have once been unthinkable
from many blacks in Zimbabwe: namely that life was
actually better under Ian Smith than Zimbabwe’s present
Power, Guns and Minerals in
In Southern Africa there is an area the size of a small country
which is marked on maps as ‘Diamond mining area access
The area itself is somewhat bigger than Wales and anybody
who enters this barren area is intercepted by helicopters or
four wheeled drive vehicles.
In effect this small country is run by the giant diamond mining
conglomerate, De Beers, which in turn is part of South African
mega-corperation, Anglo American. Valued at 21 billion dollars,
De Beers is only part of Anglo American’s mining interests.
As time has rolled by and the regimes have changed in South
Africa and Namibia, the regime in this diamond mining area
has remained the same -- total control by De Beers, for
generation after generation.
Of course this all poses the question, what is the real governing
force in southern Africa, politics or big business?
It is openly admitted that Anglo American controls over 80%
of the South African economy, which is vastly bigger than all
the other economies in the region.
Thus Botswana, a country with a small population but a relatively
prosperous one is also totally dependent on De Beers Botswana.
It is difficult to overestimate the power of this company; they
negotiate with nations, in fact one of the worlds biggest. For
most of this century they had an agreement with Russia whereby
they bought all of Russia’s uncut diamonds. Naturally this deal
had to be renegotiated with the fall of communism, accordingly
it was and the deal still holds. Thus De Beers has a monopoly
over the world’s diamond industry.
However De Beers is still only a part of the the
aforementioned and much bigger Anglo American,
which controls most of the South African economy
and through it the southern African economic zone.
Since its inception, generations ago, Anglo American
has been controlled by one family, the Oppenheimers.
A jewish family originating from eastern
Europe, they were allegedly sponsored
in the late nineteenth and early twentieth
centuries by the Rothschilds banking
and finance group; likewise the house of
Rothschild itself is controlled by one
family, the Rothschilds themselves.
Can we really believe that a company with such vast
wealth and power as Anglo American is just a blind
giant handing over taxes to the government? The truth
is probably the other way around; namely that the
countries of the region are the blind men being ‘guided’
forward by this mega corporation.
Recently De Beers operations in Angola were
threatened when Unita took over certain
diamond mines and began selling off a billion
dollars worth of uncut diamonds.
De Beers took immediate action hiring the deceptively
named Executive Outcomes.
In plain language Executive Outcomes is a mercenary
army consisting largely of ex-South African, Portuguese
and Israeli soldiers.
In short order they can put 3,000 men in the
field complete with tanks, artillery, large and small
helicopters and even MIG jet fighters. Within eighteen
months they had brought Unita to its knees, something
nobody else had been able to do for over twenty years.
Unita sued for peace and now they, like everybody else,
kowtow to the mining companies.
Executive Outcomes chief executive officer offers ‘the speedy
resolution of a conflict without partiality’. They have operated
elsewhere in Africa, in Uganda, Sudan and Sierra Leone and
further afield in Indonesia and Columbia.. Recently it was
reported that the company had been disbanded. Perhaps
that is so but it seems more likely that this is just a
juggling of corporate names and the organisation
remains essentially the same.
Extracted from the Seeker, PO Box 458, Devizes,
Wiltshire, SN10 1UL, UK
Eisenhaur 's speech the constitution refer to the marshal plan ,
and critical mass of Europe debt the fact of migrant worker
slavery status equilivelant" in these times we eat our food
from the harvest of shame Edward r Marrow spoke of.
( show video clip ) ( use canned laughter ) throughout text
source "CHEERS ,Honeymooners, ILUV LUICY,show)
" ONE Individual TOO Likewise MANY!
Manifold ! " " Individual Likewise Manifold !
weapons drugs and oil one too many Mafia CIA FBI DIA
pentagon OSS British secret scervis ,Nazi SS ,the Israeli Musad
south Africa nesley chocolate, heroin ,Chinese opium
the republiklanz nnn assburnzBayer ibufarbin krup Krup BMW
Thuel Society & stupid Disney razstuv republiklanz nnn
assburnzBayer ibufarbin krup VW BMW FORD IBM and
blab dE blaB A BLA!
the article below is not mine but I would like to include
it somehow in the raw man cut up CD probably the stats
after they are fact checked.
candy bar in America?
No !NO! NO ! That would make wealth for the so called un deserving
what they can grow the plants harvest & load cargo and fly the planes
but they cant make candy !!
They supply 90% of the cocoa but did you ever think where it or most
of the stuff you consume comes from and why they are the "poor"
you are what you eat is no joke. So what is the "chocolate deal "
Tip of the brain washing Iceberg, perhaps thinking what if this is
you or me doing something about this?...
Think Global act local... :ED
West African Chocolate Firms Agree
to Fight Child Slavery
New California Media Content
... West African Chocolate Firms Agree to Fight Child Slavery
Inter Press Service, By Jim Lobe, October 30, 2001. ...
A taste of slavery: How your chocolate may be tainted
... you baked, the candy bars your children ... this poor West
African country. And on ... boys
who were sold or tricked ... made into chocolate treats for ...
Europe and America. ...
JS Online: Slaves feed world's taste for chocolate
... you baked, the candy bars your children ... this poor
West African country. And ... who were
sold or tricked ... a pound of chocolate, the boys ...
journey to America or Europe ...
Child slavery and the chocolate trade (6/23/2001)
... you baked, the candy bars your ... this poor West African
country. And ...
consumers in America or Europe ... know which chocolate
products are ...
the children sold or tricked ...
Repeat after me ! Nestle's!
Hershey's M& M's
I will buy a product that
does not kill by obfuscation
oppression and brain washing.
I will put my money
where my mouth is !
"Every body has a
right to live "
Reverind Gary Davis