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                                                                                          Commentary Articles of Michael Hammerschlag

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RUSSIA 89-94  '94-'01           IRAQ            BUSH          IRAN          PAKISTAN+INDIA      N. KOREA      CHINA        ELECTION 2000

AIRLINE SECURITY          MEDIA CRITIQUE        9-11     ECONOMY   POLITICS          SPACE+SCIENCE          NUCLEAR THREAT

ACCURATE FORECASTS             PHOTOS               AUDIO              BIG BIDNESS               MOVIES+TV            FUNNY

EXCERPTS               LUMINARY LETTERS
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                                                                    NATIONAL SCOOPS  +  ELECTION 2000
"WHOOPS"- HOW THE NETWORKS GOT IT WRONG- PROBLEM POLLING POLICY - Nat. Scoop- Intellectual Capita1- 11/25/00 - Inside story on the screw-ups (3-4) at the VNS and Florida counties that caused the networks to blow the election call in a strong article/analysis/commentary against the networks projection policy and the squirrelly polls w interviews w TV news execs, Walter Cronkite, Florida officials, pollsters, Sen. Gorton and VNS people, voting machine reps.- MediaChannel- 12/26/00 Anchor of largest media related network. IF DOESN'T LOAD      Issue Cover    Talk Show

Media Tenor Book w Whoops Article MEDIOCRACY - 234 pgs       Table of Contents


SAMPLE BALLOT DECEPTIVE, DIFFERENT -     Dems denied hand count in Duval Co. - Nat. scoop         Capital Times - Madison WI - Nov 25, 2000                HTML longer vers.                                                                                          Duval Sample Ballot                 Duval Actual Ballot               FLORIDA ELECTION DOCS

COMET PHOTO ALTERED, UH SCIENTIST SAYS- .. -
(Honolulu Advertiser)-Sun Front Page-April 20,'97- Nat. scoop
Faking of Univ of Hawaii telescope photo to "show" a "spaceship" following Hale-Bopp comet by psychic "remote viewing" institute; Publicized on Art Bell national radio show + website, may have been incitement for San Diego Heavens Gate cult suicide
. Original Article before lame editing- CLICK HERE                         AP RELEASE of article - (small)


RI NIGHTCLUB FIRE - exclusive - Worst US fire in quarter century rips through smallest state- w photos, interviews, radio reports  MIRROR
                                                                 Inferno horror at The Station nightclub, R.I.- March 03

DUNNING DEAN- nat. scoop - DID the DOCTOR GET GORED - mediachannel HTML  COLUMNIZED Did the media try to destroy Howard Dean by harping on his liberalness and inexperience (both untrue), and electability until it became a self-fulfilling prophecy with Dems desperate to defeat Bush? Analysis of coverage of campaign fm Wash. Post, Newsweek, New Republic, US News, TV debates; + my NH reporting- Jan 26,04

GETTING GOOD NEWS: The Government vs. the Press in Times of War (realaudio) windowsmedia- Mike's BROWN U. Lecture (listing)- History of Press restrictions in War since WW2; How Vietnam changed everything and made the media the enemy; 30 min., Salomon Hall, Brown Univ., Dec 13, 2004  POSTER

10th Anniversary of Moscow Oct '93 Revolt - (Exclusive AUDIO) - VIOLENT COMMUNIST ATTACK that ALMOST DEPOSED YELTSIN --200 killed in 2 days of battles at WHITE HOUSE and OSTANKINO TV CENTER ; w article 24 Hours in October Revolt +  Photos      AUDIO ONLY - 7:20 min

STOPPING the NEXT BOSNIA- comn. scoop Capital Times -Dec 13, 03 FULL version. - It seems obvious we will be forced out of Iraq, which will explode into Civil War between the 63% Shiites and 17% Sunni former rulers (and the 19% Kurds?); Bosnia across California; Beirut in the third biggest oil country- Maybe partitioning Iraq could mitigate or prevent the coming bloodbath - Nov 4, 03 ;      TALK SHOW (audio) on subj.- 40min w Barry Farber- Dec 4     Brown U. Conf. on Kurds (audio) 4:03 min- Oct 1

HUNTING  TRUTH - The Trouble with Harry- MediaChannel new Exclusive  Is the Veep's story as honest as the Iraqi WMD's?, Accident report shows much closer distance than 90 ft claimed- smaller pellet spread, too many pellets + too much penetration; Cheney + Willeford abandon him and go 100 yards farther, Cheney shoots him behind him in the safe zone in a line towards the car, "Witness" sees everything from inside car 100 yards away; with Interviews of Corpus Christi reporters; investigative shotgun pattern comparisons; Whittington blasted by 2/3 of shot in shell!- March 24

NETWORK NEWS HEADS IN THE DOCK - Tauzin Hearings Confused by Red Herrings, Election Woes- Exclusive
Comprehensive Jigsaw Narrative of Tauzin Hearings testimony + Network Reports (CNN,CBS,ABC,RTI) + Our analysis- with TABLES + TIMELINE- Relative Times of Network Calls, Minute x minute CBS/CNN Election Nt Miscall Timeline- March 13, 01- MediaChannel.org - Issue Cover

CRIME  STORY -(gif) Dec 94 - UNTOLD STORY of REASONS Behind 1st CHECHEN WAR - Exclusive; Hijackings of Buses with Children, Raids + Stripping of Trains, Hundreds of Billions of Counterfeiting, Vicious Chechen Mafia; Historical Genocides and Hatreds; STORY Western Media repeated was simplistic "Soviet Bear Rising" HTML vers (hear '94 NPR talk show on Chechen War + rise of Russian Mafia) NPR Comments on Moscow theater storming- slider to 25:30

OVER THERE - Capital Times Feb 26, 05 HTML Bush claims we are fighting them there so they won't come here, and that seems logical, even to some liberals; After all there haven't been more attacks in America; Attacks on mosques +mullahs will start Civil War- Feb 15, 2005

AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION    AlterNet   Scoop  Sept 2005  ALT    ALT2    Against every rule of occupation, almost no effort was made to secure the vast munitions stores of Iraq after the invasion;  250,000 tons, 39% of the ordinance was looted by insurgents and is killing our soldiers every day. IED deaths have more than doubled in the last year- now 59% of US fatalities, and there's enough looted armaments to make ten 500 lb IED's a day for the next 274 years. Interview of Military Intelligence agent who reveals how even an ammo dump next to huge US base was negligently allowed to be looted.

                                                                         ECONOMY
THE SOCIAL SECURITY SCAM + DEBT BOMB  new- SS trust fund has no cash, so Bush's privatization plan would need to borrow $200-300 bil a year but Deficit is real threat to SSS; Dollar has dropped 38% since mid 2001- disaster if foreigners stop buying our bonds that fund deficit, let alone sell them- Mar 10, 05   Energy Bulletin, Los Angeles Herald, SCOOP -NZ, Smkg Chp

IT'S THE ECONOMY, STUPID- (Don't Wreck It) - onlinejournal.com- Greenspan endorses a tax cut; Danger of George Bush's $1.6 tril one- Jan 26, 2001

                                                                        SPACE + SCIENCE
CLOUD WORLD: MISSION to TITAN- Jan 14, the 11 year $3 billion Cassini mission to Saturn, successfully dropped a landing probe into the most earthlike atmosphere in the Solar System, the heavy clouds of Titan, the largest moon in the solar system- at 3200 mi. diameter, bigger than planet Mercury, and with an atmosphere- (94 % nitrogen, 6% methane) 1.5 X Earth’s pressure and 4½X as dense. But it is a bitter -178C (-290F), leading to speculation of lakes, oceans, and volcanoes of liquid methane- photos seem to show that (inc.)-With interview of Huygens scientist European Space Agency, Germany- SCOOP (NZ), MSN-UK

LUNAR ECLIPSE - total lunar eclipse May 15, 2003- PHOTOS- 20 to 40 power from video stills

FAIRWELL COLUMBIA- The nightmare of manned spacecraft- an immolating reentry- finally has struck after being staved off for 42 years. What should NASA have done to prevent it? Personal wonders of space. - Liberal Slant 2/3

A WARM + BRIGHT FUTURE part 1+2 gif-(Maui Time- Sept 1+15, 98)- Evidence and results of worldwide unprecedented warming- hottest ten years in last 2000 all since 1981. 1998 hottest year ever, 1997 hottest before that, each month a new world's record. Discusses Nitrogen oxide, methane, + water vapor's huge contributions (3-5 TIMES what we've been computing).  Part 1 - Evidence for worldwide global warming-
PART 2 What we can do + what we will do; Weather extremes + resulting deaths..       Letter from VP Gore about article                         HTML FULL Article
US NEWS + World Report cover article on Global Warming 2/28/00 - Antarctic Meltdown,       WEST ANTARCTIC ICESLIDE        4800 Cu. Mi. ARCTIC ICE MELTED- 2-17-05 new

The STATE of SPACE  Oct'97 Likelihood of space disaster in Russian space program and Mir (from 2 years in Russia); America's mistakes (predicts cost cutting would lead to lost missions- subsequently 3 Mars and several launches met disaster) + needs in space and latest wonders from Galileo spacecraft around Jupiter: massive water ocean on Europa; and Cassini launch to Saturn and Titan.

IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT - Science + history behind meteor, asteroid, + cometary impacts (rel. to Armageddon + Deep Impact movies- 8/98)

STORMING LIONS -- Nov 18th, 2001+ Nov '98 Leonid Meteor Showers w End of World article above

FOLLY OF CUTTING SPACE SPENDING- (Providence Journal) Miracles of Voyager revelations- Jupiter + Saturn Moons; Madness of Reagan plan to cut funding for receipt of data from Uranus + Neptune
PLUS                               GRAPHIC of BOTH
THE NEWS, ALL THE NEWS + NOTHING BUT THE NEWS -- (scroll right) Columbia Journalism Review (page 1 of 4) ...

                                        911 + SECURITY
UNPATRIOTIC SPYING - new OpedNews,  Scoop, Online Journal  The FBI is doing full spectrum warrantless monitoring of 30,000 people a year, but are there even 3000 legitimate terrorism suspects a year?  Now the Pentagon, CIA, NSA have also been spying on Americans- all illegally or illegitimately. No judge, no magistrate, no control, no limits;  Records are open to state, local, and corporate "authorities" and are never destroyed. Thousands can rip through anyone's life, and could this vindictive administration avoid persecuting critics? With stunning revelation from Joe Wilson. Jan 5, 06

COULD AMERICA GO BAD? -  What would America do if we were hit with a terrorist nuclear attack ... with this President, Congress, and a packed Supreme Court? Hyperbolic nightmare scenario- Nov 23- Op-Ed News, USA Editorial, Tokyo Hello, North American Media, Chinese American News, Saudi Post, Hiroshima Post, Scoop, Liberia Sport, Turkmen Post, Tunesia Cup, World News Network

MIXED SIGNALS- President Bush has promised to punish states that shelter terrorists while soliciting Pakistan + Iran's help, 2 of the leading supporters of terrorism// Now he claims we won't overthrow the Taliban, but then whom is this war against?- Sept 22,2001- Liberal Slant      Interview w Commander Massoud (saying Paki army were fighting w Taliban- reporter killed in Israel in April)     WTC Ruins 12/6    More PHOTOS

A BRUTAL WAKE-UP CALL - We have been heedless and careless in failing to dispatch bin Laden, protect our airliners w skymarshals or an air cap over our cities; blind in our ignorance of the growing Palestinian rage; stupid in our cruel embargo of a crushed foe; arrogant in our imagined invulnerability// Our enemies noticed...but will reap the whirlwind- Liberal Slant-Sept 12,01   WTC Summit PHOTO'S   More

AIRLINE INSECURITY-5 months after 9-11 gaping security holes exist in the airline system. "Screening" now means "passenger bag matching", but they can't even manage that for the connecting flight; Skymarshals are nowhere to be found, even by pilots; and up to 50,000 Al Qaeda members lust for revenge; 2200 bag scanning machines are needed by Dec- new orders since 911?- ten until March 5- March 12,02   ALT          Radio Comments

STEPHEN FLYNN (audio) Radio News Report - author + director of  HART-RUDMAN Report on America's continued huge vulnerability to terrorism -4:52, Watson Institute, Brown U. 2/10/2003
               Council on Foreign Relations Sn. Fellow - Oct 2002 Task Force inc. Gary Hart, Warren Rudman, William Webster, Warren Christopher, George Shultz, 2 Joint Chiefs;   Flynn's Senate Testimony on containers

                                                                       IRAQ  WAR
AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION  new Sept 2005 AlterNet   Scoop   ALT    ALT2    Against every rule of occupation, almost no effort was made to secure the vast munitions stores of Iraq after the invasion;  250,000 tons, 39% of the ordinance was looted by insurgents and is killing our soldiers every day. IED deaths have more than doubled in the last year- now 59% of US fatalities, and there's enough looted armaments to make ten 500 lb IED's a day for the next 274 years. Interview of Military Intelligence agent who reveals how even an ammo dump next to huge US base was negligently allowed to be looted.

OVER THERE - new Capital Times Feb 26 HTML Bush claims we are fighting them there so they won't come here, and that seems logical, even to some liberals; After all there haven't been more attacks in America- Feb 15

NO RESPONSIBILITY IN BUSH'S FANTASY WORLD  ALT Bush steamed straight ahead in a speech that penalized no one for the systematic brutalization of our Army prisoner policy and ignored the insanity of dumping entire Iraq mess on a government in 5 weeks that doesn't exist -May 25   SmrkCp

STOPPING the NEXT BOSNIA- comn. scoop Capital Times (online)-Dec 13, FULL version. - It seems obvious we will be forced out of Iraq, which will explode into Civil War between the 63% Shiites and 17% Sunni former rulers (and the 19% Kurds?); Bosnia across California; Beirut in the third biggest oil country- Maybe partitioning Iraq could mitigate or prevent the coming bloodbath - Nov 4;      TALK SHOW (audio) on subj.- 40min w Barry Farber- Dec 4     Brown U. Conf. on Kurds (audio) 4:03 min- Oct 1

BUSH's BIG BETRAYAL - First Cheney + Co. tried to bully the CIA into claiming Iraq was an imminent threat; then they created their own “intelligence” outfit, which incorporated every wild rumor to fuel Bush's War. Now that the Iraq Niger uranium purchase was proved a cheap forgery Bush knew about for a year, Cowards betray CIA second time by trying to blame them. Worse, they punish Ambassador that reported on Niger forgery by outing his wife as a CIA agent; The CIA has many ways to hurt him; imperial lies, stupidities, and distortions carefully filed and indexed. - Smirking Chimp , Liberal Slant , Buzzflash , Bartcop- July 23

FIRM of MIND, SOFT on FACTS - 3-18 Bush has, with a steady stream of lies, deceptions, and propaganda, has managed to convince half the country that Saddam supports Al Qaida or even was behind 9-11. Iraq invasion historic blunder that may echo through the decades- Liberal Slant, Bartcop ALT   WARBLOG

BUSH's WANTON WAR- Saddam is a monster, but Bush's militancy is due to the '93 plot to kill his father and upcoming elections, not any imminent danger or 9-11 guilt. Punishing enemies is a family tradition, where he started his career- Liberal Slant, Bartcop 10/12/02     LOCAL      ALTER

SANCTIONS ON SANCTIONS- (Moscow Guardian- Aug 20, 93)- Uselessness + immorality of endless sanctions- In Iraq, Cuba, Serbia, South Africa; Hurting the innocents rather than the leaders
                                                                 IRAN + BIG BIDNESS
NEW HOPE for IRAN html-   (scroll right below)                                                   - NPR  TOTN comments on Iran- 1/22/03    Move slider to 21:45-24:40
Overwhelming election of Khatami; likelihood of overthrow of Islamic dictators. A country of children: 70% under 25 years, 40% under 14- tired of sexual and cultural repression: strict segregation of sexes, no dances, Western videos, movies, handholding. Corruption of ruling mullahs and perversion of Islamic values: 98% of clergy NOT in leadership. Origin of Shiite's obsession with death and sacrifice. America's options- (forecasts lifting of Rushdie Fatwa) - June '97                               
PLUS               GRAPHIC of BOTH ARTICLES
MONSTER MERGER MANIA - July '97                                                        Bishop Estate Firestorm - Hon. Advertiser Aug 17, '97
$800 billion of mergers a year. Good for the economy, improve efficiency, good for stockholders? Untold is brutal downsizing of target company workers, crushing load of debt, monopolist concentration of power, and obscene amount of executive profits. Criticizes crooked management of Bishop Estate, largest charity in US: 2 weeks later Governor ordered massive investigation- West Hawaii Today html
                                           
OUR FAILURE OF WILL IN IRAN - (East Side/West Side-also in Providence Journal)-Dec '79-Jan '80 Outrage of Iran Hostage Crisis + our weakness in dealing with it

                                                                          NORTH KOREA + NUCLEAR THREAT
SPEAKING LOUDLY WITHOUT ANY STICK - Nightmare of North Korean nukes: the most dangerous country in the world has started to mass produce a nuclear arsenal; Administration response?- no negotiations, no problem;   But Saddam needs crushing;   History of NK terrorism- Liberal Slant 1/4/03   ALTER

TREMBLING ON THE BRINK-- Pakistan + India have mobilized almost all their forces and are marching towards a war that neither can control; Both countries have 30-100 nuclear bombs and the missiles to deliver them; With such tiny numbers, paranoia and pressure for a first strike could be irresistible- a threat that will last a decade- Online Journal 1/16/02   Cover   ALT HTML

VULNERABLE WINDOW of OPPORTUNITY (2 panel gif- pan right)                                          NEXT STAR of BETHLEHEMmeaning of Israeli nuclear arsenal
  Chance to buy + destroy Soviet missiles and bombs- Moscow Tribune ‘93                                                                                Seattle Times '87

MAD FANTASY OF LIMITED NUCLEAR WAR-2 panel gif- scroll right (Prov.Journal) Dangerous lunacy and impossibility of limited nuclear warfighting strategies

A WARM + BRIGHT FUTURE (orig .-1/2 pending OCR)  - Threat of nuclear war w visit to FEMA defense center, and detailed effects of 20 meg blast on NYC (long mag. art.)
                                                                              CHINA
RISING DRAGON Feb '97 Dangers of China burgeoning wealth and power. Aggressive actions in firing missiles 22 miles from Taipei, huge amphibious landing "training", occupying Spratley Is., murdering Tibetans and their culture, rage + paranoia over world acknowledging Taiwan.1.23 billion people- if they all run east at noon, they could change the rotation of the earth, and 20 mil added every year- 2 people every 3 seconds.        LETTER fm US Sen JACK REED (D-RI) about article

                                                                           PAKISTAN +  INDIA
MIXED SIGNALS- President Bush has promised to punish states that shelter terrorists while soliciting Pakistan + Iran's help, 2 of the leading supporters of terrorism// Now he claims we won't overthrow the Taliban, but then whom is this war against?- Sept 22,2001- Liberal Slant      Interview w Commander Massoud (saying Paki army were fighting w Taliban- reporter killed in Israel in April)     WTC Ruins 12/6    More PHOTOS

TREMBLING ON THE BRINK-- Pakistan + India have mobilized almost all their forces and are marching towards a war that neither can control; Both countries have 30-100 nuclear bombs and the missiles to deliver them; With such tiny numbers, paranoia and pressure for a first strike could be irresistible- a threat that will last a decade- Online Journal 1/16/02   Cover   ALT HTML

                                                                              ISRAEL
BLIND FAITH- War Without End- Bush, who received only 47% of the vote, has demanded the removal of Arafat (whom he's never met), who received 88%, though the most likely successor is Hamas. Our extreme tilt towards Israeli hard liners risks our position as an honest broker of peace, increases potential US terrorists from a few thousand to millions, and perhaps extended our war a decade. The real problem in the Middle East- Liberal Slant- July 15,02   ALTERN

NEXT STAR of BETHLEHEM
Seattle Times '87 meaning of Israeli nuclear arsenal
                                                                                 

                                                                              MEDIA CRITIQUE
LIVING in the DANGER ZONE - new COA News, MediaChannel Reporters risk themselves in war zones for far more than glory, Vulnerability of freelancers, Tales of personal terror in the dissolving Russian Empire; A prayer for Jill Caroll- Jan 20, 2006

THE COPYCAT EFFECT-   proves sensational media coverage of deadly mayhem causes people to copy it; Loren Coleman's important new book; Media + journalistic response; Ethics and better approaches; Analysis of newsmags coverage of murder; Imminent risks: CLEAR and PRESENT DANGERS - Columbine + Waco/OKC bombing anniversaries and apocalyptic cults re. miniseries Revelations; w interviews of cult members + experts

GETTING GOOD NEWS
: The Government vs. the Press in Times of War (audio) - Mike's BROWN U. Lecture - History of Press restrictions in War since WW2; How Vietnam changed everything and made the media the enemy; 30 min., Salomon Hall, Brown Univ., Dec 13  POSTER
                                                                                                                                   
"WHOOPS"- How the Networks Got it Wrong- PROBLEM POLLING POLICY - Nat. Scoop- Intellectual Capita1- 11/25/00 - Inside story on the screw-ups (3-4) at the VNS and Florida counties that caused the networks to blow the election call in a strong article/analysis/commentary against the networks and projection policy and the squirrelly polls w interviews w TV news execs, Walter Cronkite, Florida officials, pollsters, Sen. Gorton and VNS people, voting machine reps.- MediaChannel.org- 12/26/00 Anchor of largest media related network. IF DOESN'T LOAD      Issue Cover    Talk Show

DUNNING DEAN- nat. scoop - DID the DOCTOR GET GORED - mediachannel HTML  COLUMNIZED Did the media try to destroy Howard Dean by harping on his liberalness and inexperience (both untrue), and electability until it became a self-fulfilling prophecy with Dems desperate to defeat Bush? Analysis of coverage of campaign fm Wash. Post, Newsweek, New Republic, US News, TV debates; + my NH reporting- Jan 26

NETWORK NEWS HEADS IN THE DOCK - Tauzin Hearings Confused by Red Herrings, Election Woes- Exclusive
Comprehensive Jigsaw Narrative of Tauzin Hearings testimony + Network Reports (CNN,CBS,ABC,RTI) + Our analysis- with TABLES + TIMELINE- Relative Times of Network Calls, Minute x minute CBS/CNN Election Nt Miscall Timeline- March 13, 2001- MediaChannel.org - Issue Cover

RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT TAKES CONTROL of TELEVISION- War of the Vladimirs.. Return to the Bad Old Days?- Putin Has Taken Control of 2 Other Networks; Strengthened Press Ministry; Prosecuted and Persecuted Gusinsky's (+ Berezovsky's) Media Empire- History of, Reasons for, + Meaning of Conflict- with timeline - mediachannel.org- April 9,01   3000 or 1500 wd      Issue Cover                  TALK SHOW Comments on Reporter Attacks - (move slider to 44:40)

THE NEWS, ALL THE NEWS, AND NOTHING BUT THE NEWS- (Columbia Journalism Review)- more complete version from Isthmus, Madison WI
Analysis + examination of plethora of late late night news programs; Distilled from 22 page art.; CBS Nightwatch, NBC Overnight, ABC Last Word, America Tonight, + others;
1st page of 4 Columbia Journalism Review version- scroll right

PRIVATE WARS - Feb '84      Analyzed media's ability to cover wars in Vietnam, +  Predicted new restrictive policies in Grenada, Lebanon, Falklands was ominous trend that could cripple Press ability to cover conflicts       Jan '91     Press is rigidly controlled in Gulf War, not allowed free movement or to talk to soldiers without officers present; Reporters set out on their own  + are captured + tortured by Iraqis

                                 1989                                            RUSSIA - SOVIET UNION
WINDS OF CHANGE - Predicts collapse of the Warsaw Pact + possible end of the Cold War in June '89... 5 months before the Berlin Wall fell


                       1993-94 >>> from Russia   chronological

SANCTIONS ON SANCTIONS- (Moscow Guardian- Aug 20, 93)- Uselessness + immorality of endless sanctions- In Iraq, Cuba, Serbia, South Africa; Hurting the innocents rather than the leaders
PLUS                                    GRAPHIC of BOTH
A VULNERABLE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY-scroll right (Moscow Tribune- Mar 5, 93) Chance to buy + decommission Ukrainian, Kazakh, Byelorussian Nuclear bombs and Plutonium; Cheap at any price....

THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
- (Mos News- April 23,93) Supreme Court Justice Valerie Zorkin plotting perilous middle road in power struggle between Yeltsin and Parliament + allies Veep Rutskoi and Speaker of Congress; Rule of law new concept in Russia
PLUS                                GRAPHIC of BOTH 
SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVILS- scr. down (Moscow Guardian- Jun 11,93) Dismissal of prosecutors in '91 Coup plotters case; Perversion of law in typical Soviet style; Prosecutors go on trial for libel while plotters go free-

WELCOME TO DODGE- VIOLENCE TAKING ROOT IN MOSCOW- scroll right (Moscow News-English- most respected liberal paper in Russia)-Aug 27,93-
Epidemic of Gangland shootouts, contract murders, government willful ignorance of organized crime. Dangerous effects of violence + death; What can + must be done HTML 1st
PLUS                                   GRAPHIC of BOTH
UP, UP, AND AWAY- (Moscow News- Sept 24, 93) Effects and dangers of rampant inflation (2600%)

NOT SO DANDY LITTLE WAR -(Moscow Tribune- Oct 15,93) reflections on Oct '93 revolt; ~200 killed in attempted Yeltsin overthrow; Yeltsin's possible culpability; 25 Government soldiers that defended television center from 3000 Communists
PLUS                                GRAPHIC of BOTH
THE CULT OF THE WARRIOR
-scroll right (MosNews-) Wry commentary on Russians' penchant for ritualistic abuse and casual violence; Rude, sullen, offensive service possibly cured by Mafia murders...

24 Hours in an October Revolt - Moscow OCTOBER REVOLT - Oct 1-2, 1993 - Communist Revolt that almost Overthrew Yeltsin - 200-500 died;  Speaker of Parliament + Vice President urged violent attack on Mayors Skyscraper + Ostankino TV Studios with live AUDIO Reports + 10 year anniv. report

A MORE PERFECT UNION -
scroll right (MosNews- Nov 26,93) Russia's cynical effort to cripple CIS states Georgia, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Estonia; Territory lust + yearning for reunifying Soviet Union vs. new morality and poverty      HTML vers.
PLUS                       GRAPHIC of BOTH                          
FORTIFYING THE CASTLE-
(MosNews- Jan 10,94) Yeltsin's move to strengthen the presidency + weaken other political groups could lead to disaster when he's gone; Dec '93 elections results- loss of Russia's Choice, Zhirinovsky, crimes of KGB ... HTLM vers.

THE BLUES CALLING
- (Moscow News Nov 5,93) Funny take on diseased Moscow phone system and a listing of it's many ailments
PLUS                               GRAPHIC of BOTH
AROUND THE WORLD IN 63 DAYS- scroll down (We/Mui- Feb 7,94 weekly- Moscow/Wash DC -Hearst/Izvestia)- (Full Front Page-2nd sec) story of round the world Russia aircraft expedition, hitting 50 odd countries, 7 continents, in antique planes.. inc. Soviet DC-3.. In Russian + English editions
                       1994
MOVIE REVIEW- Tombstone-- Moscow Radisson Slavjansky Hotel- Moscow News-Jan 94       HTML vers.
PLUS                              GRAPHIC of BOTH
A BOY NAMED SUE - (Mos News- Feb 94) -scroll right- Funny reflection on Russian penchants + redundancy of names: 60% of country are Sergei, Oleg, Lena, + Natasha; COMMUNIST names- Tractor, Vladlen; Persecution of "unsafe" names so better stick w old stalwarts       HTML Vers.

RUMBLES in the SOUTH (Pt 1)-html 7/93 Article about the Moslem wars of the South (Armenia/Azerbaijan,Georgia,Abkhazia,Tadjikistan) that morphs into an argument for Russia to not sell submarines and advanced arms to Iran (rel. to Gore/Iran deal) - ROUGH DRAFT (rumbles.gif); Page 2- (rumbles2.gif)

QUÉ SERA SERA- html Rumination on the vagaries of fate, fatalism, and the line between life + death: in the Russian Oct. revolt, Mt. St. Helens explosion, + the Moscow metro- Nov '93

from RUSSIA  (AUDIO)  RADIO  TALK  SHOWS - KING-am Seattle, Radio South Africa Reports, Press Conference Questions

1994-95
TV TALK SHOW on RUSSIA (Audio)- 13th State, WSBE -Ch 36, Providence RI       - VIDEO (real)- 2:25 min
                                                           Only Guest - 1/2 Hour - RealPlayer streaming G2 File fm Realproducer 8


CRIME  STORY
-(gif) Dec 94 - UNTOLD STORY of REASONS Behind 1st CHECHEN WAR - Exclusive; Hijackings of Buses with Children, Raids + Stripping of Trains, Hundreds of Billions of Counterfeiting, Vicious Chechen Mafia; Historical Genocides and Hatreds; STORY Western Media repeated was simplistic "Soviet Bear Rising" HTML vers (hear '94 NPR talk show on Chechen War + rise of Russian Mafia) NPR Comments on Moscow theater storming- slider to 25:30
RUSSIAN MAFIA + CHECHEN WAR (audio)- KUOW-FM Seattle- NPR- Weekday Talk Show - Dec 94 - 20 min REALPLAYER

SPEAKER ABOUT "RUSSIA on the EDGE"- Ad for my lecture on Russia and its myriad problems PRESS HERE

THE NEW EVIL EMPIRE - The Mafiya in Russia- details the rise of the vicious Russian Mafia and full-scale '93 gang war intercut with my kidnapping at gunpoint in St. Petersburg 3 days after Soviet Union collapsed (avail only on special request) -5700 wds

1996-98

THE SWAN HAS FLOW AWAY
West Hawaii Today Oct '96  Firing of Russian Gen. Lebed from Security Council-
- The most popular and toughest politician in Russia driven from Yeltsin's government; Litany of his offenses;

NON-WAGE SLAVES
- Johnson Russia List - Sept 10, '98 (Center for Defense Information + Carnegie Corp) Abusive Russian habit of not paying workers or creditors, employees for months- including submarine captains and nuclear workers; Makes business ex. difficult and semi-criminalized; Security concerns

BACK TO THE FUTURE -Johnson Russia List - Sept 29, '98   Disastrous reappointment of Victor Gerashchenko as Russian Central Bank Chrmn, whose reckless policies caused 40,000% hyperinflation before- regarded as worst central banker in the world
2000-2001
SEASON of PLAGUES - Russian Kursk Submarine + Ostankino TV tower disasters- Aug 29, 2000

RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT TAKES CONTROL of TELEVISION- War of the Vladimirs.. Return to the Bad Old Days?-mediachannel.org- April 9,01 - Putin Has Taken Control of 2 Other Networks; Strengthened Press Ministry; Prosecuted and Persecuted Gusinsky's (+ Berezovsky's) Media Empire- History of, Reasons for, + Meaning of Conflict- with timeline -    3000 or 1500 wd      Issue Cover                  TALK SHOW Comments on Reporter Attacks - (move slider to 44:40)

10th Anniversary of Moscow Oct '93 Revolt - (EXCLUSIVE AUDIO) - VIOLENT COMMUNIST ATTACK that ALMOST DEPOSED YELTSIN --200 killed in 2 days of battles at WHITE HOUSE and OSTANKINO TV CENTER ; w article 24 Hours in October Revolt +  Photos          AUDIO ONLY - 7:20 min


                                                                   
ELECTION 2000
FLORIDA'S SLANTED SECRETARY- Online Journal- Katherine Harris may face the music for violating oath of office- Dec 4, 2000        Jan 14: 40 suits filed against Sec St + $2/3 million spent defending her already       Longer HTML vers.                   FL Div. Elections Letter ordering Supervisors to NOT do Hand-Count      P. 1


RELATIVITY- OnlineJournal +  Bartcop    A rumination on the changing firmament of truth + the nature of  integrity as it pertains to vote-counting and the election- Jan 4, 2001 ALTERNATE

SOME SOLUTIONS - semi-funny ideas on Presidential election resolution- Nov 26, 2000

SUPREME ARROGANCE
- Online Journal-
Supreme Court trashes separation of powers + destroys its legitimacy in Presidential race decision- Dec 13, 2000

IT'S ONLY WORDS - (onlinejournal.com) - the Inauguration + how George Bush's words have no connection with his actions - Jan 22, 2001 ISSUE Cover                  
                                                            BUSH (+ see 4 above)
END of BUSH's ROHYPNOL HONEYMOON?- Bush's Blunders in Foreign Policy, the Environment, the Economy, + Corporate Payoffs have won him dislike throughout world + awakened a blindly non-critical press- onlinejournal.com- April 12, 01
                                                                                  POLITICS
COULD AMERICA GO BAD? - Op-Ed News  - What would America do if we were hit with a terrorist nuclear attack ... with this President, Congress, and a packed Supreme Court? Hyperbolic nightmare scenario- Nov 23

HOW KERRY LOST
 
- The first Catholic candidate in 44 years lost the Catholic vote, almost lost the Hispanic vote, lost ground with women; and neglected to talk about the immorality of Bush's "values"... If he actually did lose- Nov 4-20- Crisis Papers

KERRY's COMEBACKWashington Dispatch - Kerry outmatched the accidental President in the first debate but he could have put him away had he concentrated on Bush's greatest weakness- his pathological dishonesty; With evaluation of all debates, and strategy- Oct 2-16         

HOWARD DEAN and the WORLD - (columnized doc)   MIRROR  Dems are asking who can stop Dean, but they should ask, should we even try? Dean's world view is solidly in the mainstream, inc. Iraq- increasingly strident attacks on him are sign of desperation, but may doom Party candidate; With analysis of Dean's foreign policy; inc. questioning him and reporting from NH;    AUDIO of NH Town Meeting           TALK SHOW (audio) on subject w Barry Farber- 38min- Jan 6

JFK- LINGERING SHADOWS - 40 years ago the greatest murder mystery of our time occured and the echos still reverberate; The conspiracy theories defeat themselves, multiplying like mutant strains, till the truth itself is just another aberation, another chip in a pile of chips; With interview of historical conspiracist - Nov 17

JACKSON DESERVES A SEAT AT THE TABLE - Seattle Times- Jackson's energy, eloquence, careful reasoned arguments, + superb performance in 1988 debates has earned him a shot at Sec. State



                                                                            MOVIES  +  TV
MOVIE REVIEW- Tombstone-- Moscow Radisson Slavjansky Hotel- Moscow News-Jan 94       HTML vers.
PLUS                              GRAPHIC of BOTH
A BOY NAMED SUE - (Mos News- Feb 94) -scroll right- Funny reflection on Russian penchants + redundancy of names: 60% of country are Sergei, Oleg, Lena, + Natasha; COMMUNIST names- Tractor, Vladlen; Persecution of "unsafe" names so better stick w old stalwarts       HTML Vers.

MOVIE REVIEWS- Internet Movie Database- City of God (2002), Badlands (1973) , The Bear (1990), Dolores Claiborne (1995), The Jackal (1997), Magnolia (1999), The Omen (1976), Summer Lovers (1982), Zulu (1964), Life of David Gale (2003), Mission to Mars (2000), The Invisibles (1999), Max Headroom (1987), The Anderson Tapes (1971)
                                                 Altered States - RI  Times    

SNOW ON THE TUBE - scroll right (Jackson Hole News- Weekly column on television- funny, hip, snide reflections on trends, shows, movies, + actors

                                                                                   FUNNY (see boy named sue + snow on tube above)
THE BLUES CALLING- (Moscow News Nov 5,93) Funny take on diseased Moscow phone system and a listing of it's many ailments

                                                                                  LUMINARY LETTERS
President BILL CLINTON - to Moscow - on Economy 1993

Vice President AL GORE - on global warming article 1998 MY LETTER to GORE (not done)

        AL GORE Letter #3 - effusive letter about proposal 1999

Press Secretary MIKE McCURRY after his resignation during impeachment 1998                                                                                

Senator LINCOLN CHAFEE (R-RI)-Page 2 about suggested Federal Election Service 3/2005

Senator JACK REED (D-RI)- About rotton election procedures 2004 + 2000

Assis. US Attorney General JOEL KLEIN re Microsoft prosecution 1998

Senator JACK REED (D-RI)-           about China article 1997

Senator LINCOLN CHAFEE (R-RI)-Page 2 about Gonzales AG appointment 2/2005

President JIMMY CARTER-     on 1980 Olympics Boycott 

Senator  JACK REED -                on IRAQ INVASION
 
Senator ORRIN HATCH (R-Ut) -            on Ashcroft nomination

Senator MARIA CANTWELL (D-Wa)        Ashcroft


                          BLOG  ARTICLES  - Breaking Stories -   http://HAMMERNEWS.blogspot.com

March 14   MORASS MELTDOWN, DUPING DUBAIYA, PATRIOT COWARDS, CHERKOFF COMEUPPANCE, DEATH of a CITY, CARTOON VIOLENCE, IMPEACHMENT TALK, DESTROYING the INTERNET

Feb 15 COOL HAND DICK- Questions remain in VEEPSHOOT- MEDIACHANNEL ARTICLE

Jan 5-20, 2006 ICE AGE HERE?, ALITO CONFIRMED, BIRD FLU in TURKEY, EXPLODING MINES, MUNICH MONSTERS

Nov 27  KILLING the CRAZY,  HIGHWAYMEN SOLDIERS,  WET CONTRACTORS, JOE WILSON,  FALLING PINS,  ROOT SPYWARE, HOLIDAY SCAMS, 

Oct 30 LOOTED WEAPONS, STEWED LIBBY PEAS, PEAS, BIG BROTHER SPYING, GRAHAM CRACKER, KILLING the MESSENGER;

Oct 23  WHITHER WILMA, DELAY CAMPAIGN PHOTO, DAMN DAM, NYT COLUMNS FREE, BREAKING CHINA IN SPACE

Sept 12 911 Predictions + Dreams + GALLOWAY-HITCHENS DEBATE + BEAR SURVIVAL, SUPREME SYCHOPHANTS 2

Aug 28-Sept 16 KATRINA + RITA DROWN BIG EASY-Waterworld Wipeout

Aug 23  TRIAL BY FIRE + GAZA GAZING + ADMIN SCANDALS

Aug 7 BLACKBASS DOWN- RESCUEING the RESCUE SUB + REPORTER'S BASRASSINATION

July 24  Al Qaida's Summer Offensive + NASA Wimps Out + Death by Air + Aunt Emily

July 11  LONDON CALLING + SUPREME SYCOPHANTS + ROVING CRIMES + GUNS-GERMS-STEEL + BIRD FLU SPREADING

June 27  LAT WIKITORIAL + Crossfire on women

June 13  DOWNING ST. MEMO HEATS UP + BUSH WANTED to INVADE in 1999 + Tears for America

May 18 FILIBUSTER PRESERVAL SENATE SWING LIST

May 10 SMOKING GUN for IMPEACHMENT- Iraq lies exposed

May 4  VIETNAM REDUX- final terrible act 30 years ago

April 26 1st Post  SOMETHING OLD ON SOMETHING NEW, PAPAL PAINS, TURKISH TERROR