10 Aug 2007

This is a rush transcript from "Your World with Neil Cavuto," August 8, 2007. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: This is a FOX News Alert. Did something the president of the United States told us today move the markets today? They were up big much of the day, and then ending up even bigger. Another wild day for Wall Street, but a very big day here in Washington as we sat down with the president of the United States for an exclusive one-on-one on these big market swings, on the housing market, and mortgage problems, on calls for a bail-out, even on Barry Bonds' record home run last night.

We sat down for a rare chat inside the United States Treasury where the president was talking up the economy. Topic number one today though, those trapped miners in Utah.

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CAVUTO: Mr. President, always great to have you.

GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Thank you, sir.

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"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

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In February 2005, we aim to investigate and document the Harp Seal hunt in north-eastern Canada, the largest single mass slaughter of any mammalian wildlife species in the world. The quota has been set at 350,000 seals, bringing the threat of extinction of the Harp Seal ever closer. Paul Watson has protested this annual event for twenty-seven years.

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A fatwā (Arabic: فتوى; plural fatāwā Arabic: فتاوى), is a considered opinion in Islam made by a mufti, a scholar capable of issuing judgments on Sharia (Islamic law). Usually a fatwa is issued at the request of an individual or a judge to settle a question where fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) is unclear.

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In the early days of Islam, fatawa were pronounced by distinguished scholars to provide guidance to other scholars, judges and citizens on how subtle points of Islamic law should be understood, interpreted or applied. There were strict rules on who is eligible (see below) to issue a valid fatwa and who could not, as well as on the conditions the fatwa must satisfy to be valid. Today many Muslim countries (such as Egypt and Tunisia) have an official mufti position; a distinguished expert in the Sharia is named by the civil authorities of the country. According to the Usul al-fiqh (Principles of Jurisprudence), the latter are as follows :

  1. The fatwa is in line with relevant legal proofs, deduced from Qur'anic verses and hadiths;
  2. It is issued by a person (or a board) having due knowledge and sincerity of heart;
  3. It is free from individual opportunism, and not depending on political servitude;
  4. It is adequate with the needs of the contemporary world.

Today, with the existence of modern independent States, each with its own legislative system, and/or its own body of ulemas, each country develops and applies its own rules, based on its own interpretation of religious prescriptions.

[edit] Fatwa at national level

In nations where Islamic law is the basis of civil law, but has not been codified, as is the case of some Arab countries in the Middle East, fatawa by the national religious leadership are debated prior to being issued. In theory, such fatwa should rarely be contradictory. If two fatawa are potentially contradictory, the ruling bodies (combined civil and religious law) would attempt to define a compromise interpretation that will eliminate the resulting ambiguity. In these cases, the national theocracies expect fatawa to be settled law.

In the majority of Arab countries, however, Islamic law has been codified in each country according to its own rules, and is interpreted by the judicial system according to the national jurisprudence. Fatawa have no direct place in the system, except to clarify very unusual or subtle points of law for experts (not covered by the provisions of modern civil law), or to give moral authority to a given interpretation of a rule.

In nations where Islamic law is not the basis of law (as is the case in various Asian and African countries), different mujtahids can issue contradictory fatawa. In such cases, Muslims would typically honour the fatwa deriving from the leadership of their religious tradition. For example, Sunni Muslims would favor a Sunni fatwa whereas Shiite would follow a Shi'a one.

There exists no international Islamic authority to settle fiqh issues today, in a legislative sense. The closest such organism is the Islamic Fiqh Academy, (a member of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)), which has 43 member States. But it can only render fatawa that are not binding on anyone.

[edit] Legal implications of a fatwa

There is a binding rule that saves the fatwa pronouncements from creating judicial havoc, whether within a Muslim country or at the level of the Islamic world in general: it is unanimously agreed that a fatwa is only binding on its author.

This was underlined by Sheikh Abdul Mohsen Al-Obeikan, vice-minister of Justice of Saudi Arabia, in an interview with the Arabic daily "Asharq al awsat", as recently as on July 9, 2006, in a discussion of the legal value of a fatwa by the Islamic Fiqh Academy (IFA) on the subject of misyar marriage, which had been rendered by IFA on April 12, 2006 (see relevant excerpts in note below). [1]

Despite this, some theologians present their fatwas as obligatory, [2] or adopt some "in-between" position.

Thus, the Sheikh of Al-Azhar in Cairo, Muhammad Sayid Tantawy, who is the leading religious authority in the Sunni Muslim establishment in Egypt, alongside the Mufti of Egypt, said the following about fatwas issued by himself or the entire Dar al-Ifta:

"Fatāwa issued by Al-Azhar are not binding, but they are not just whistling in the wind either; individuals are free to accept them, but Islam recognizes that extenuating circumstances may prevent it. For example, it is the right of Muslims in France who object to the law banning the veil to bring it up to the legislative and judicial authorities. If the judiciary decides in favor of the government because the country is secular, they would be considered to be Muslim individuals acting under compelling circumstances." Otherwise, in his view, they would be expected to adhere to the fatwa. [3]

In Morocco, where king Mohammed VI is also Amir al-Muminin (Commander of the faithful), the authorities have tried to organize the field by creating a scholars' council (conseil des oulémas) composed of muslim scholars (ulema) which is the only one allowed to issue fatwas. In this case, a national theocracy could in fact compel intra-national compliance with the fatwa, since a central authority is the source. Muslims in other nations would obviously not be required to obey it.

[edit] Some contemporary fatawa

Fatawa are expected to deal with religious issues, subtle points of interpretation of the fiqh, as well as various mundane matters, as exemplified by the cases cited in the archives linked below. In exceptional cases, religious issues and political ones seem to be inextricably intertwined, as exemplified by the following fatawa:

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1989 pronounced a death sentence on Salman Rushdie, the author of The Satanic Verses.

Yusuf al-Qaradawi released a fatwa on April 14th 2004, stating that the boycott of American and Israeli products was an obligation for all who are able. The fatwa reads in part:

If people ask in the name of religion we must help them. The vehicle of this support is a complete boycott of the enemies' goods. Each riyal, dirham …etc. used to buy their goods eventually becomes bullets to be fired at the hearts of brothers and children in Palestine. For this reason, it is an obligation not to help them (the enemies of Islam) by buying their goods. To buy their goods is to support tyranny, oppression and aggression. Buying goods from them will strengthen them; our duty is to make them as weak as we can. Our obligation is to strengthen our resisting brothers in the Sacred Land as much as we can. If we cannot strengthen the brothers, we have a duty to make the enemy weak. If their weakness cannot be achieved except by boycott, we must boycott them.
American goods, exactly like the great Israeli goods, are forbidden. It is also forbidden to advertise these goods, even though in many cases they prove to be superior. America today is a second Israel. It totally supports the Zionist entity. The usurper could not do this without the support of America. “Israel’s” unjustified destruction and vandalism of everything has been using American money, American weapons, and the American veto. America has done this for decades without suffering the consequences of any punishment or protests about their oppressive and prejudiced position from the Islamic world.[1][2]

[edit] Other meanings

Fatawa like the above have drawn a great deal of attention in Western media, giving rise to the use of the term fatwa to apply to statements by non-Muslims that advocate an extreme religious or political position, and loosely or as slang for other sorts of decrees, for example:

"The pope issued a fatwa."

[edit] Quotations

  • "In Sunni Islam, a fatwa is nothing more than an opinion. It is just a view of a mufti and is not binding in India." ― Maulana Mehmood Madani, president of the Jamaat-e-Ulema-e-Hind [4]
  • "The current fashion for online fatwas has created an amazingly legalistic approach to Islam as scholars - some of whom have only a tenuous grip on reality - seek to regulate all aspects of life according to their own interpretation of the scriptures." ― Brian Whitaker, The Guardian, January 17, 2006
  • Excerpts from an interview given by Sheikh Abdul Mohsen Al-Obeikan, vice-minister of Justice of Saudi Arabia, to the Arabic daily Asharq al awsat on July 9, 2006, in which he discusses the legal value of a fatwa by the Islamic Fiqh Academy (IFA) on the subject of misyar marriage, which had been rendered by IFA on April 12, 2006:
Asharq Al-Awsat: From time to time and through its regular meetings, the Islamic Fiqh Academy usually issues various fatwas dealing with the concerns Muslims. However, these fatwas are not considered binding for the Islamic states. What is your opinion of this?
Obeikan: Of course, they are not binding for the member Islamic states.
Asharq Al-Awsat: But, what is the point of the Islamic Fiqh Academy's consensus on fatwas that are not binding for the member States?
Obeikan: There is a difference between a judge and a mufti. The judge issues a verdict and binds people to it. However, the mufti explains the legal judgment but he does not bind the people to his fatwa. The decisions of the Islamic Fiqh Academy are fatwa decisions that are not binding for others. They only explain the legal judgment, as the case is in fiqh books.
Asharq Al-Awsat: Well, what about the Ifta House [official Saudi fatwa organism] ? Are its fatwas not considered binding on others?
Obeikan: I do not agree with this. Even the decisions of the Ifta House are not considered binding, whether for the people or the State.

9 Aug 2007

Shifting poles




Emil Kraepelin (February 15, 1856October 7, 1926) was a German psychiatrist. He is seen as being the founder of modern scientific psychiatry, psychopharmacology and psychiatric genetics according to the eminent psychologist H. J. Eysenck in his Encyclopedia of Psychology. Kraepelin believed that psychiatric diseases are mainly caused by biological and genetic disorders. His psychiatric theories dominated the field of psychiatry at the beginning of the twentieth century, and have again, in their essence, since its end. Kraepelin opposed the approach of Sigmund Freud who regarded and treated psychiatric disorders as caused by psychological factors.




Rapid cycling

Rapid cycling, defined as having four or more episodes per year, is found in a significant fraction of patients with bipolar disorder. It has been associated with greater disability or a worse prognosis, due to the confusing changeability and difficulty in establishing a stable state. Rapid cycling can be induced or made worse by antidepressants, unless there is adjunctive treatment with a mood stabilizer.[20][21]

Hypomania

Main article: Hypomania

Hypomania is generally a less extreme state than mania, and people in the hypomanic phase generally experience less of the symptoms of mania than those in a full-blown manic episode. During an episode of Hypomania one might feel an uncontrollable impulse to laugh at things he or she does not normally find funny. The duration is usually also shorter than in mania. This is often a very 'artistic' state of the disorder, where there is a flight of ideas, extremely clever thinking, and an increase in energy.


Dementia praecox ("premature dementia") is a term first used in 1891 in this Latin form by Arnold Pick (1851-1924), a professor of psychiatry at the German branch of Charles University in Prague. His brief clinical report described the case of a person with a psychotic disorder resembling hebephrenia (see below). It was popularized by German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin (1856-1926) in 1896 in his first detailed description of a condition that would eventually be reframed and relabeled as schizophrenia. It refers to a chronic, deteriorating psychotic disorder characterized by rapid cognitive disintegration, usually beginning in the late teens or early adulthood.

Manic Depression may refer to:

8 Aug 2007

Fire heals

Centralia Pennsylvania



has been burning for decades

and the fires will never stop,

allowing nature to reclaim the earth from the humans that pillaged it.

7 Aug 2007

Kick the Can





StructurAL frAMeworkage***


It is culturally impossible for there to be an entire global generation acknowledging the Divinity of humankind and the righteous magic of Nature as long as Capitalism dominates global agendas.





The 2008 Presidential campaign of Grandmother Lee started small, and by accident.



The Found can be optimistic perspectives of depressing observations about life in babylon.



For example, governments had created or tapped into large public services for various purposes that were assisted through raw data collections... from the most Google'd words on the planet, most watched video's on the planet, most visited websites, most viewed sex clips... and it could also pinpoint that data from the perspective of every person with access to a computer

~

The Scouts are people (handicapped, born again convicts , clones) who had volunteered to be ejected into space. They were immobilized in solar eggs, essentially bio engineered into small cocoons. They used precision trajectories (exploiting planetoid orbital inertias) and nuclear ballistics for the start of their journey.
The BioSync creates a live direct translation of human thought into digital code through sensors in the soles of shoes, sandals etc. This allows artificial intelligence to merge into the immediate lives of the humans it interacts with.

~~~
WW4 is the war of mass media, governments and corporations against indigenous earth cultures . Electricity, primarily through mass media (radio, tv, phones, internet, movies) pacifies all of the “Western World”, and always has , in fact the original creation of media never had higher motives than wealth and power.

U.S. Army Recruitment pitches:

~ look at all the high tech toys you get to play with if we pay you to help us kill people.

~ you alone can be the entire military (Army of One)

~ the mundane life of a civilian is inferior to the adventures of the art of killing.

~ the only way to respectfully remember those that have been killed defending us is to continue killing more people.

~ whether the U.S. government is right or wrong is irrelevant to a mission's success.

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This world of today, where governments globally condone and assist the use of tobacco (for smoking) and alcohol (for daily imbibing) is a scary world. Headed to oblivion and ruin.




Can I Kick It?

"Can I Kick It?"
"Can I Kick It?" cover
Single by A Tribe Called Quest
from the album People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm
Released 1991
Format Digital download, 12" maxi single
Genre Hip-hop
Length 4:11
Label Jive Records
A Tribe Called Quest singles chronology
"I Left My Wallet in El Segundo"
(1990)
"Can I Kick It?"
(1991)
"Check the Rhime"
(1991)

"Can I Kick It?" was the third single from A Tribe Called Quest's debut album People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. The song was not a hit at the time of its release but has become much more popular over the years, thanks in part to the wide exposure gained from its appearance as the theme music for the Nike commercial which launched the company's famous tagline, "Just Do It".

It is also well known for containing a sample from Lou Reed's 1972 single, "Walk on the Wild Side".

Rapper Sage Francis covered can i kick it on his album Sick of Waging War. Francis' version contained changes in some of the lyrics.


Music Video

Image:Can I Kick It Video.jpg
A Tribe Called Quest in the music video, "Can I Kick It?".

The music video is very eccentric. The group, De La Soul, and various others are literally kicking the word "it" while rapping in a film set, an alley, and a construction site. On the film set, they are seen playing with the dot for the "i" in "it". In the alley, they are walking aroung and are flipping on top of the "it". Other things, such as throwing drumsticks around and landing them on drums, are also seen in the video.

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The Dude went afk and as he headed outside for a smoke the television caught his eye...a reporter was interviewing his senator, Rick Santorum.
SANTORUM: We have laws in states, like the one at the Supreme Court right now, that [have] sodomy laws and they were there for a purpose. Because, again, I would argue, they undermine the basic tenets of our society and the family. And if the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything. Does that undermine the fabric of our society? I would argue yes, it does. It all comes from, I would argue, this right to privacy that doesn't exist in my opinion in the United States Constitution, this right that was created, it was created in Griswold - Griswold was the contraceptive case - and abortion. And now we're just extending it out. And the further you extend it out, the more you - this freedom actually intervenes and affects the family. You say, well, it's my individual freedom. Yes, but it destroys the basic unit of our society because it condones behavior that's antithetical to strong, healthy families. Whether it's polygamy, whether it's adultery, where it's sodomy, all of those things, are antithetical to a healthy, stable, traditional family.

"Every society in the history of man has upheld the institution of marriage as a bond between a man and a woman. Why? Because society is based on one thing: that society is based on the future of the society. And that's what? Children. Monogamous relationships. In every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality. That's not to pick on homosexuality. It's not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be. It is one thing. And when you destroy that you have a dramatic impact on the quality

At this point, even the unnerved reporter tried to rein in Santorum. "I'm sorry," Jordan interjected. "I didn't think I was going to talk about 'man on dog' with a United States senator, it's sort of freaking
me out."

But the man was on a roll and there was no stopping him. "And that's sort of where we are in today's world, unfortunately," Santorum said. "The idea is that the state doesn't have
rights to limit individuals' wants and passions. I disagree with that. I think we absolutely have rights because there
are consequences to letting people live out whatever wants or passions they desire. And we're seeing it in our society."
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The Dude sneered until he frowned.



He switched the channel to "The Bernie Kristi Show" and she was saying:

http://www.deepfun.com/interview1.htm
"Kristi: He is. He asked me a question about how I got interested in play. And when I really thought about that question and, he encouraged me to kind of go as far back with it as I could. And, what I came to remember or realize was that in kindergarten, I was selected into a program in my school district which was Downingtown area schools. It was called the DEEP program, Downingtown Educational Enrichment Program. It was for "gifted children."
Bernie: Oh, you were a gifted.
Kristi: Yeah, well, all children have their gifts. Some show up on IQ tests and others don't.
Bernie: But if you get to be in one of those places you get special things. That's wonderful.
Kristi: It was. But what was so great about it was that once a week I would go off with a couple of other kids, into a special classroom and almost all of the learning that we were doing there was play-based. It was very exploratory,
Bernie: You know what? This is what I started to do with a teacher when I had to teach fifth grade, before I got into this theater thing, that's what I was doing. I was trying to do this play-based stuff and sometimes it worked and other times parents hated me for it.
Kristi: Well, I loved it. And some of the things that I learned there, or those learning experiences, have stuck with me in a way that the normal academic curriculum learning did not.
Bernie: That's just wonderful.
Kristi: And, what I'm really interested in looking at is by the time I got to Junior High, they still called it the gifted program, but it was just more work in the same classes that other kids were taking. And it was some independent study kind of projects or an extra assignment or two so that we could get extra credit. But all of what was really great for me and helped accelerate my learning as a child was gone by the time I got to Junior High.
Bernie: Right.
Kristi: Why is that? Why is it that children are allowed to play and at a certain point in adolescence, and certainly as we go through adulthood, it is no longer okay? And, what does that do to us?
Bernie: Well, you know, here's another way of looking at it. Are you ready?
Kristi: Yes, please.
Bernie: Have you ever noticed how kids play being grown up?
Kristi: Yeah.
Bernie: They get very serious.
Kristi: Right
Bernie: Well, I think what happens is that as we get older we learn how to do that better and better. I don't think it is so much that the world takes away our childhood. I think we do that to ourselves. We get so damn good at pretending to be serious
Kristi: Right
Bernie: That's my theory.
Kristi: Well, I think you are on to something here."

The Dude was in the gifted program as well as a child. From second to eigth grade one day a week he was bussed to a nearbye school for special instruction. He had always resented it for alienating him from his peers.

The 2008 Presidential campaign of Grandmother Lee started small, and by accident.

We Ona MOVE for MUMIA












YA BASTA

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Diplomacy



Smuggler's Partner Pleads Guilty in Border Agents Case
By Fred Lucas
CNSNews.com Staff Writer
August 07, 2007

(CNSNews.com) - The owner of a "stash" house who allegedly worked with a Mexican drug smuggler shot by Border Patrol agents has struck a deal with federal prosecutors.

Cipriano Ortiz-Hernandez pleaded guilty last week to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana. Cybercast News Service reported last month that Ortiz-Hernandez owned the stash house where Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila of Mexico made drug shipments in October 2005.

Ortiz-Hernandez' plea agreement comes after members of Congress criticized a federal prosecutor for granting a "humanitarian" pass for Aldrete-Davila to enter and exit the United States unescorted. Aldrete Davila, already given immunity for one drug charge, reportedly smuggled more marijuana into the country to be stored at the home of Cipriano Ortiz-Hernandez.

Terms of Ortiz-Hernandez' plea agreement are sealed. The sentencing hearing is set for Nov. 2.

On Feb. 17, 2005, Aldrete-Davila tried to smuggle more than 700 pounds of marijuana across the Mexican border into Texas. U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean confronted him, and he was shot in the buttocks while escaping on foot back into Mexico.

Federal prosecutors struck a deal with Aldrete-Davila to testify against the two agents in exchange for immunity from prosecution for the marijuana-smuggling offense.

Aldrete-Davila returned to the United States, received free medical treatment at an Army hospital, and was also given "humanitarian passes," which allowed him to enter and exit the country at will, while receiving medical treatment for the bullet wound. Ramos and Compean were sentenced to 11 and 12 years each in prison.

At investigative hearings held by both the House and Senate last month, Democrats and Republicans criticized U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton (Western District of Texas) for giving Aldrete-Davila a humanitarian pass, considering his background. Further, members of Congress wanted to know why the jury in the border agents case was not informed of the October load of drugs brought into the United States.

The timing of the plea bargain is "most curious," said Andy Ramirez, chairman of Friends of the Border Patrol, a group advocating for the release of Ramos and Compean. He believes a deal was struck to avoid a trial that would include testimony about Aldrete-Davila's role in the drug conspiracy.

"The whole thing is continued obvious and blatant suppression of evidence," Ramirez told Cybercast News Service. "He's doing all he can to keep Congress from their fact-finding on this case."

Sutton spokeswoman Shana Jones would not talk about specifics of the case. But she said there could be other persons charged in the drug conspiracy. She did not rule out that the plea agreement might be in exchange for turning over other members of the drug ring.

"If terms aren't public, I wouldn't be in a position to comment on what cooperation he (Ortiz-Hernandez) might be giving the government," Jones told Cybercast News Service. "Often times people plea in exchange for information they provide to the government about other criminal activity."

Jones said the crime could carry a penalty of ten years or more in prison.

When Ramos and Compean were tried, their defense attorneys attempted to have a second drug offense by Aldrete-Davila introduced as evidence. But Judge Cardone ruled it was not relevant to the case.

Sutton has said, "I would like nothing more than to have a prosecutable case against Aldrete - one based on competent, admissible evidence."

According to documents from the Drug Enforcement Administration, dated October and November 2005, Ortiz-Hernandez and another Texas man, Armando Vasquez, were arrested in connection with the marijuana case. But Aldrete-Davila has yet to be charged with any offense.

DEA documents appear to positively identify Aldrete-Davila as a player in the drug smuggling operation at Ortiz-Hernandez's home. In the documents, Ortiz-Hernandez describes Aldrete-Davila as having a colostomy bag. It was known that he wore a colostomy bag as a result of the injuries from the shooting in 2005.

"This van contained approximately 6 bundles of marijuana," the DEA documents read. "The total weight of the marijuana seized by the DEA on 10-23-2005 from the van and the residence was 752.8 pounds."

At another point in the documents, Ortiz-Hernandez's brother tells DEA agents that they "should know Davila's identity because he is the person who was shot by Border Patrol agents about six months ago."

During the Senate hearing, Sen. Diane Feinstein asked Sutton if it was wise to give a pass to a known drug dealer.

Sutton responded, "If he ran another load of dope, it was a mistake [to give him the pass]. If he did not run another load of dope, it wasn't."


See Earlier Story:
No Pardon Promise for Ex-Border Patrol Agents (July 19, 2007)




M.utually A.ssured D.estruction











Jeremy Spoke at Virginia Tech


Comrade Artemio


Comrade Artemio
Comrade Artemio

Comrade Artemio giving an interview


Leader of the Shining Path
Incumbent
Assumed office
1999?
Preceded by Óscar Ramírez

Political party Communist Party of Peru - Shining Path

Comrade Artemio is the alias of the man believed by many to be the current leader of the Shining Path, a Maoist guerrilla group in Peru. While Artemio's real name is unknown, the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Rospigliosi, has claimed that Artemio has a national identification card under the false name of José Flórez León. As a result of this card, the government has a picture of the face of the man they believe is Artemio. The CIA World Factbook lists his true identity as Gabriel Macario.

Very little is known about Comrade Artemio. He has appeared in video tapes, but in them he wears a ski mask, often with an extra piece of cloth sewed on to hide even his eyes. Messages supposed to have been written by him make the claim that he is only the regional commander of the Shining Path for Huallaga region, implying that he is not the leader of the entire movement. This might be because he takes the imprisoned former leaders, Abimael Guzmán, or his successor, Óscar Ramírez Durand, to be the true leaders, not believing their orders for the Shining Path to lay down its arms.

If Artemio is indeed in the Hullaga region, he may have affiliated himself with local coca growers, as Huallaga Valley is known to produce coca, often for cocaine production.

On September 26, 2006 a news crew from the television show Panorama interviwed Artemio in a jungle base established by Shining Path. They also filmed about 50 Shining Path militants, all of whom were masked. Artemio demanded that the Peruvian government grant amnesty to imprisoned Shining Path members and open a peace dialogue with the remaining Shining Path members. Days after the report, the National Police raided the site where Artemio gave the interview. Some Shining Path members were arrested, but Artemio was not.

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This Blog existed after Bush II "the lesser" stole 2 elections, before Google ate Blogger,

This Blog existed after Bush II "the lesser" stole 2 elections, before Google ate Blogger,
Love Trumps hate.

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Poetic HyperLinks Defeating the Impossibilities of Peace

Also sprach Zarathustra to the brothasistahs lost out in the woods…
Rolling stones and hurricanes prime us for the rapid eye movement of whose dream?
A stairway to the dark side of the moon reveals an orchestrated King
singing the blues while sexual pistols whip Jesus’ son.
Who’s influence weens us?
Me and my friends gratefully raged against the machine for three days
in the shadow of the valley of the dead
so big brother and company held us down while the wind cried
nothing to be gained here (except copied rights),
Then a questing tribe of beastly boys found a digable plant
where a buffalo soldier picked up a Gideon’s bible from the Godfather
in joe’s garage (or was it in one of 200 motels?)
Anyway, on a Holiday, the pinball wizard boy (Billie)
followed his heart and stopped pretending he was the king of the little plastic castles
while education, missed in the house of the naked apes, evolved and mutated
into and with ~ Nature Art Love Truth ~ and we do too…
And somewhere over the rainbow dancing fools send clowns and purple rain
into imagine nations where everything is now sacred
and there are no more public enemies or rusted Roots or minor threats
or bad brains or busted rhymes or widespread panic
and everyone can read the hieroglyphics on the wall
and we are all refugees of courtney’s love attaining nirvana….
But then again, you’re so vain, you probly think this poem’s about you-
we are everywhere and we cannot be beaten
it’s all over now baby blue, all we need is Love
Legalize It