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24 May 2003 - Part I

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason and your common sense."

- Buddha

1) Dennis Kucinich Update - A Revolution Within US
2) Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2003
3) Making Media Monopoly Part of the Constitution
4) Defending Our Environment and Health from the US Military

- - Department of Defense Authorization bill
- - LFA: House & Senate Pass Versions of Military Exemptions
- - When DU Burns Through a Target
- - "Navy admits burning 600,000 gallons of radioactive fuel.."
- - Iraq War: "Unprovoked Invasion of A Sovereign Nation"
5) Tax Plan - Give to the Rich - Take from All
6) Oneida-Cassino's Battle on Human Rights

- - Xcel nuclear storage
7) The Mouse that Roared - Ruppert Goes Public

"Still there are moments when one feels free
from one's own identification with human limitations and inadequacies.
At such moments one imagines that one stands on some spot of a small planet, gazing
in amazement at the cold yet profoundly moving beauty of the eternal, the unfathomable;
life and death flow into one, and there is neither evolution nor destiny, only being."

-- Albert Einstein

Editor's Notes:

It's been over a week since last posting, and the items are piling up to challenge the pounding surf of humanity's lost sense for reason and truth. Another great theft of the US Treasury was passed this week with Vice President Cheney casting the tie-breaking vote in the US Senate to give more money to the rich, and taking it from everyone else. The madness continues. Meanwhile as things get obviously much worse, true crusaders like Dennis Kucinich is coming into the limelight. So, this issue begins with an update on a candidate proposing an opportunity for reclaiming a US democracy, leadership, and unity. If you haven't signed up already, and are actively participating in supporting this campaign, what are you waiting for? It is nearing the six-month countdown for the primaries that will choose which Democrat will challenge George W. Bush. In my opinion, due to his record and grass roots campaign financing, Dennis Kucinich is the most trusted and capable of the Democratic Presidential Candidates. Though I am still waiting to learn of Dennis' position for Instant Run-off Voting (IRV), which would encourage a democracy without the spoiler element that helped Bush in the last election with the rise of third party candidate Ralph Nader. Howard Dean had announced his support for IRVs. Dean could be trustworthy, he sometimes sounds sincere, but then, he is a medical doctor and can be misled, or mislead, and the money behind his campaign has influences, and questionable, too, are his foreign affairs abilities and experiences, and environmental commitment. The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant reminds me of this, which threatens those especially in southern Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. On a good note, I was impressed by Dean's recent interview on PBS NewsHour on his transition plan for a universal health care system. Yet democracy has a long ways to go to reach a state of balance and well being in this world. Kucinich definitely has the wider vision and experience shown by his introduction of legislation for a US Department of Peace, the ban of space-based weapons, and his powerful leadership in Government in opposition to the illegal US war on Iraq, NAFTA, Yucca Mountain, the war on drugs, reproductive freedoms, and much more.

Item 2 is on a critical new legislation introduced by Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ) to protect the integrity of future elections by mandating that all voting systems produce an actual paper trail that voters can confirm the accuracy of their votes, and that can be used to verify votes if there is any more hanky panky like what happened in Florida in 2000. Please contact Representatives in Congress on this legislation, and ask them to co-sponsor and support such obviously needed legislation for democracy.

Item 3 begins some of the items we are confronting that makes the chances for survival in the 21st Century pretty dismal. June 2nd is the date that the media is sometimes reporting their expectations to pass laws to allow monopolies to take over the media more than this exists today. You will find some actions in this item to voice your response to these plans. Yet what may be worse could be the impact of the next item where the US military is trying to make legal exemptions for its harming our environment. This includes a new generation of nuclear weapons, low frequency active sonar, blowing dolphins and whales into a frenzy and killing them with powerful sound mechanisms. This item has ugly tales of an ignorant military program gone mad by following the lineage of fears with powerful weaponry and technologies that threaten all. This item also includes information on another powerful statement by Senator Robert Byrd, as he describes the attack on Iraq was from the "exploitation of fear." But then, there's the pay-off – well not really except for insiders, but as a steady diet of denial and deceit, item 5 is on the tax plan, raiding the US Treasury for political purposes.

Item 6 is from a press release about the continued genocide of indigenous people in the US. Danielle Shenandoah-Patterson, a citizen of the Haudenosaunee, the Six Nation Iroquois Confederacy, is exposing Federal State & Local Government in Criminal & Civil rights violations occurring in central NY State and asks the United Nations to give her asylum from the United States government and those placed in control of her Oneida Indian Nation by the US Government. Video footage and documentation back the allegations of a member of the Onyota'a;ka (Standing Stone People) who has been made homeless and a refugee from her sovereign Oneida Indian Territory. Patterson says that ‘those in control of the Oneida Indian Nation were put there by the US because they would continue the cultural genocide and sell our people into slavery called "casinos" in order to become income tax generators for the State budget rather than taxing wealthy non-Indians.' In a related article in this item is about another sell-out in corruption and betrayal on sacred land by those in so-called authority of another Indian tribe, enabling the increased storage of radioactive waste at a Prairie Island nuclear power station in Minnesota .

And since we started with a potential solution in this issue, which is so packed with news of mayhem and destruction, I am thankful it concludes with some hope. Michael Ruppert had placed a full-page ad in the Washington Post intended to educate the American people inspired by his video, "The Truth and Lies of 9-11". If Ruppert gets support, the ad will be placed in another 12 major newspapers, with an accumulative readership of between 25-40 Million people. As Robert Byrd said, "Truth has a way of asserting itself despite all attempts to obscure it." So keep the faith, and do what we can to unite the movement for a transformation for world peace, and for all our relations.

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Please note these following 3 Upcoming Flyby Events - -

1) Film and Discussion - "What I've Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy"

Frank Dorrel's film, "What I've Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy: The War Against the Third World" will be shown at the Greenfield Public Library on Thursday June 19 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Also included in this program will be a discussion on responsibilities for a US democracy and safeguarding our planet by electing an independent-green-democrat for President in 2004, Dennis J. Kucinich.

2) Benefit for Leonard Peltier, Freedom, Justice, and Human Rights
Thursday, June 26 - beginning 5:00 P.M.

A Time to Gather & Remember
June 26, 2003
The Common Ground -
25 Elliot Street; Brattleboro, Vermont
{Suggested Donation $5 to $20}

Planned will be a showing of a video tape of a Peltier-Congressional briefing hearing, sponsored by Rep. Porter in May, 2000. Dinner will be served at the Common Ground, which is a collective earth-friendly vegetarian food place. Following dinner there will be speakers in respect and honor of this 28th anniversary of the Oglala-US Federal Agent Shoot-out that lead to Leonard's long term incarceration. Please join us and consider making a pledge of some nonviolent action on behalf of Leonard's freedom from prison, and on his birthday, September 12, we will gather again to share stories and celebrate, and plan for actions on February 6, the day of his arrest, the international day to protest the unjust imprisonment of Leonard Peltier. Music will also be featured at this benefit, including performances of Marsia Shuron Harris; Francis Doughty; and surprise guests. This is a night not to be missed. Please note that the 4th annual awareness event for Leonard is scheduled at the same date at the Oglala-Lakota nation, SD. For more information on this, performers, and more on Leonard Peltier, see:

This event is co-sponsored by Flyby News, Leonard Peltier Support Group of New Eagle-land and the Common Ground Restaurant (Tel. 802-257-0855)

3) SolarFest: The New England Renewable Energy Festival - July 12-13, 2003 -

SolarFest is building on the success and enthusiasm of the past eight years in Middletown Springs! The Festivities continue with the same spirit and intent at their new location: Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont. SolarFest features two solar-powered stages for performances throughout the weekend. It includes nationally known musicians, renewable energy workshops. For more information on this event, including the great list of performers and workshops, visit: or call 802-235-2866.

Special Note: At SolarFest a workshop will include a workshop with my business partner, Ricardo Conde on - "Stirling Engines -- Clean Electrical Power"

Day / Time: Sunday 7/13 at 12:00 PM

Workshop Description: This workshop will cover the development of a Stirling engine to convert waste heat and sustainable fuels for efficient and cost-effective commercial/industrial onsite electrical power generation. This workshop will explain the background of Stirling engines that were prominently used in the 19th Century, and still in use today.

Presenter: Ricardo Conde is president, CEO and co-inventor for Stirling Advantage Inc., developing a 200kW Stirling engine designed to tap into an unused source of energy for electric power production. The new design will facilitate electric generation from industrial waste heat streams, improving the efficiency of industrial processes while avoiding harmful emissions normally associated with power production.

For links for details on these issues and others, see: Flyby News - Actions - Campaigns, & Events

Awakening is ticking for a moment to arrive,
as blue jays dart and shadows dance, listening
in the lure and magic of spring..

Beyond the cruel dead chattering facts,
undeniably brutal and destructive,
our bare bondage born in clay, swept into the cruel grave of
circumstances, driving the wind twisted in horror and rage,
we succumb in ignorance, or rise again in a new way.

1) Dennis Kucinich Update - A Revolution Within US

From: Kucinich Campaign < >

The Kucinich Campaign has had a very good week.

(1) Dennis was a smashing success at the Emily's List forum of feminist leaders in Washington, D.C., this week. Here is the description from page A2 of Wednesday's Washington Post: "Kucinich attacked Bush for going to war in Iraq and for failing to focus on the threats to economic security at home. 'I know where weapons of mass destruction are,' he said to rising applause and eventually a standing ovation. 'Joblessness is a weapon of mass destruction. Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction. Homelessness is a weapon of mass destruction. Poor health care is a weapon of mass destruction. And when the government lies to the American people, that is a weapon of mass destruction.'"

(2) On Wednesday, Dennis took to the House floor to assert: "This administration led this nation into a war based on a pretext that Iraq was an imminent threat, which it was not." While other Democrats have gone into hiding on Iraq, Dennis is demanding forcefully as ever.

(3) Dennis' success in the Iowa debate at the AFSCME union continues to be discussed -- the huge applause, repeated standing ovations, top-rating by the focus group of undecided union members. David Yepsen, the Des Moines Register's long-time political columnist, reported: "Kucinich has been spending considerable time in Iowa and his good score indicates he could be on the verge of becoming a factor in the Iowa contest." John Carlson, another Register columnist, suggested that Dennis was "from the Michael Moore wing of the Democratic Party."

(4) The most recent Zogby Poll of Iowa has Dennis Kucinich at 3%. This is a surprisingly high figure for a largely unknown, under-funded candidate who started late. What it shows is that Dennis' message is beginning to stick, and he is winning supporters with each new visit to Iowa.

(5) Dennis' extended interview on NPR is getting great pass-around on the Internet. It demonstrated his ability to be serious, to handle complex issues with sophisticated solutions, and to inject humor (check out the broccoli repartee near the end). When NPR host Bob Edwards asks "Is your realistic goal to win the presidential nomination or to raise these issues?" -- Dennis replies: "By raising these issues I'm going to win. By raising these issues, I'll identify myself as the one candidate who is in touch with the practical aspirations of people and who sees that this country has the resources to address those aspirations."

If you have not yet heard the extended version of the NPR interview, check it out.

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Kucinich in the News --
[May 21, 2003]
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No Political Fallout for Bush on Weapons
May 17, 2003 (excerpt, page 1 story)
Washington Post

Read full article :

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Cleveland Hero
Wednesday, May 14, 2003
When George F. Will [op-ed, May 6] dismissed Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio) as "the only presidential candidate to have presided over the bankruptcy of a major American city," he not only was factually wrong -- Cleveland defaulted on bank loans but was not bankrupt -- he dismissed 25 years of history and much scrutiny of that event.

Read full article :

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Meet the Founder of Kids for Kucinich

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Kucinich on NPR's 'Morning Edition'

Morning Edition: May 14, 2003
Listen via Real Audio

BOB EDWARDS, host: Why are you running for president?

Rep. KUCINICH: I'm running for president to bring a new day to America..

For the complete transcript, see:

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Recently added to the web site:

Kucinich on the Issues -- the War on Drugs --

A safe, free and just America is undermined, not bolstered, by the costly and ineffective War on Drugs. While well-intentioned, this misguided policy -- which emphasizes criminalization over treatment -- has led to increased violent crime, misdirected resources of law enforcement and restricted Constitutional liberties.

Despite billions spent yearly on the drug war, addiction is up. Our country must rethink a policy that produces many casualties, but benefits only the prison-industrial complex. Non-violent drug offenders often receive Draconian sentences, tearing apart families.

Racial bias in the enforcement of drug laws is pervasive. According to a Human Rights Watch report based on FBI statistics, blacks were arrested on drug charges at nearly five times the rate of whites. Drug use is consistent across racial and socioeconomic lines -- yet in the state of New York, for example, 94 percent of incarcerated drug offenders are Latino or African-American, mostly from poor communities.

Countries in Europe and elsewhere are turning away from failed policies. They are treating addiction as a medical problem and are seeing significant reductions in crime and violence -- with fewer young people becoming involved with addictive drugs in the first place. In our country, due to misplaced priorities and resources, only one bed exists for every ten people who apply for drug treatment. Addiction is a medical and moral problem that should be treated by professionals, not dumped on the criminal justice system

Most Americans believe that medical marijuana should be available to help relieve the suffering of seriously ill patients, and eight states have passed laws to allow it. But the Bush administration has harassed medical marijuana patients in an effort to assert federal authority. This is another aspect of the drug war that should be ended.

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Amy Snyder of Durham, NH Volunteer State Coordinator for the Kucinich for President Committee, today officially welcomed Kucinich's New England Coordinator Trevor Elkins. New Hampshire will serve as the New England hub for the next phase of the Dennis Kucinich campaign. The state kick-off event will be a May 30 full-day Kucinich whirlwind tour of Concord and Manchester that will include opportunities for citizens from all walks of life, civic leaders, community organizers and members of the press to meet with the candidate. The activities will culminate in a public speech starting at 7:00 pm. Kucinich will be introduced by state democracy champion and heroine Granny D. (Doris Haddock).

Snyder commented that New Hampshirites all across the state - north to south from Berlin to Portsmouth, east to west from Milton Mills to Keene - have begun to organize, table, leaflet for and otherwise rally around the one contender Snyder says is "the true candidate of the people, one who cares that we all have access to quality health care and education, to jobs and a clean environment, to peace and justice!"

People interested in finding out more about Kucinich or volunteering to work on his campaign can go to his website: - which has links to the New Hampshire group.

For additional information:
Amy Snyder -

2) Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2003

Rep. Rush Holt today responded to the growing chorus of concern from election reform specialists and computer security experts about the integrity of future elections by introducing reform legislation, The Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2003. The measure would require all voting machines to produce an actual paper record by 2004 that voters can view to check the accuracy of their votes and that election officials can use to verify votes in the event of a computer malfunction, hacking, or other irregularity. Experts often refer to this paper record as a "voter-verified paper trail."

1) Requires all voting systems to produce a voter-verified paper record for use in manual audits and recounts. For those using the increasingly popular ATM-like "DRE"(Direct Recording Electronic) machines, this requirement means the DRE would print a receipt that each voter would verify as accurate and deposit into a lockbox for later use in a recount. States would have until November 2003 to request additional funds to meet this requirement.

2) Bans the use of undisclosed software and wireless communications devices in voting systems.

3) Requires all voting systems to meet these requirements in time for the general election in November 2004. Jurisdictions that feel their new computer systems may not be able to meet this deadline may use an existing paper system as an interim measure (at federal expense) in the November 2004 election.

4) Requires that electronic voting system be provided for persons with disabilities by January 1, 2006 -- one year earlier than currently required by HAVA. Like the voting machines for non-disabled voters, those used by disabled voters must also provide a mechanism for voter-verification, though not necessarily a paper trail. Jurisdictions unable to meet this requirement by the deadline must give disabled voters the option to use the interim paper system with the assistance of an aide of their choosing.

5) Requires mandatory surprise recounts in 0.5% of domestic jurisdictions and 0.5% of overseas jurisdictions.

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Please call your Representative to support this reform legislation:
The Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2003

The US Congressional Switchboard telephone number is 202-224-3121
For more information for contacting US Reps, see:

For Items 3-7, see: Media/Military/Tax Fiasco * Oneida Homeless * Ruppert Ad

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