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10-18-05 Site Changes 

SEE: As you may have noticed the site has changed quite a bit. I have been consolidating the information being hosted on my server into tighter groups and have eliminated some of the pages altogether. For  example the Student's page and the IQ page are now one, the Wallpaper page now contains links to almost all of the photographic content on the JAR2 server, and so on and so forth, if you have any suggestions please send them. I hope that some of you are actually reading my stories in the window above and that you enjoy them. That is all for now, enjoy!




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What happens next? You tell me...

The intrepid young man, naïve in his unawareness of the ramifications of his actions, boldly proceeded with his as of yet unsuccessful forays into the black arts. Machiavellian manifestations stemming from previously attempted spells only served to obfuscate the true source of the evil permeating his life in myriad ways. Were he to have believed in ancient Egyptian curses, the source would have been clear, but as with the other victims of the curse of the boy pharaoh enlightenment only came at the moment of death.

           Into the darkness he drove, through the mists and the fog which played tricks on his eyes. He had been driving for six hours through the forest and was becoming increasingly nervous as he drove deeper and deeper into what was becoming pure wilderness. The trees had become stranger and stranger as he drove on, at first he had dismissed the moss and the weird limbs as nothing to get excited about but now he was becoming afraid. The trees were twisted and knarled and were beginning to choke in on the road which had become a narrow one lane path through the thickets. The forest here was so dense that he could not see into it at all now and the trees, whose limbs now met above the road were getting closer and lower. In effect making a tunnel through which he tried to maintain a healthy rate of speed, something telling him not to dare to slow down. It  had become so narrow that he could not have turned around had he wanted to and want he did.  


Copyright 2005 by John Robles II




In case you were wondering I have been extremely busy. I will post some new stuff this week. Probably tonight, but no promises. Thanks for stopping by. Meanwhile I found this which pretty well sums everything up on Bush's latest debacle.



To: cryptography[at]
Subject: A small editorial about recent events.
From: "Perry E. Metzger" <perry[at]>
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2005 13:58:06 -0500

A small editorial from your moderator. I rarely use this list to express a strong political opinion -- you will forgive me in this instance.

This mailing list is putatively about cryptography and cryptography politics, though we do tend to stray quite a bit into security issues of all sorts, and sometimes into the activities of the agency with the biggest crypto and sigint budget in the world, the NSA.

As you may all be aware, the New York Times has reported, and the administration has admitted, that President of the United States apparently ordered the NSA to conduct surveillance operations against US citizens without prior permission of the secret court known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (the "FISC"). This is in clear contravention of 50 USC 1801 - 50 USC 1811, a portion of the US code that provides for clear criminal penalties for violations. See:
The President claims he has the prerogative to order such surveillance. The law unambiguously disagrees with him.

There are minor exceptions in the law, but they clearly do not apply in this case. They cover only the 15 days after a declaration of war by congress, a period of 72 hours prior to seeking court authorization (which was never sought), and similar exceptions that clearly are not germane.

There is no room for doubt or question about whether the President has the prerogative to order surveillance without asking the FISC -- even if the FISC is a toothless organization that never turns down requests, it is a federal crime, punishable by up to five years imprisonment, to conduct electronic surveillance against US citizens without court authorization.

The FISC may be worthless at defending civil liberties, but in its arrogant disregard for even the fig leaf of the FISC, the administration has actually crossed the line into a crystal clear felony. The government could have legally conducted such wiretaps at any time, but the President chose not to do it legally.

Ours is a government of laws, not of men. That means if the President disagrees with a law or feels that it is insufficient, he still must obey it. Ignoring the law is illegal, even for the President. The President may ask Congress to change the law, but meanwhile he must follow it.

Our President has chosen to declare himself above the law, a dangerous precedent that could do great harm to our country. However, without substantial effort on the part of you, and I mean you, every person reading this, nothing much is going to happen. The rule of law will continue to decay in our country. Future Presidents will claim even greater extralegal authority, and our nation will fall into despotism. I mean that sincerely. For the sake of yourself, your children and your children's children, you cannot allow this to stand.

Call your Senators and your Congressman. Demand a full investigation, both by Congress and by a special prosecutor, of the actions of the Administration and the NSA. Say that the rule of law is all that stands between us and barbarism. Say that we live in a democracy, not a kingdom, and that our elected officials are not above the law. The President is not a King. Even the President cannot participate in a felony and get away with it. Demand that even the President must obey the law.

Tell your friends to do the same. Tell them to tell their friends to do the same. Then, call back next week and the week after and the week after that until something happens. Mark it in your calendar so you don't forget about it. Politicians have short memories, and Congress is about to recess for Christmas, so you must not allow this to be forgotten. Keep at them until something happens.


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Old American Century


The Ethnic Cleansing Continues in Iraq 59/

Abhorrent Aberration???/

Sen. Boxer: Bush Out of Touch/

Worst Person in the World Award

12-02-05 re: Limbaugh on kidnapping of peace activists in Iraq: "I'm telling you, folks, there's a part of me that likes this"
             Typical callousness and disregard for the sanctity of the lives of others from the neo-con gas bag. Hope he ends up in the same situation. Wonder how flippant he would be if some one started sawing his head off? Of course those really guilty for us being in Iraq will never set their corpulent feet anywhere near the place. It is sad that such comments are not an abhorrent aberration, but the M.O. of the neo-cons.

SEE: Limburger Gas Bag


                       Go girl!


            Statement from U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer:
            The President fails to see and confront the truth about the war in Iraq.
           First, he refuses to acknowledge that the Iraq war has nothing to do with the 9/11 attack on our country by al Qaeda, and it has diverted us from our appropriate response to that attack which was to go into Afghanistan and hunt Osama bin Laden.
           Second, he refuses to acknowledge the fact that our long term presence in Iraq is fueling the very insurgency that the President vows to end.
            Third, the President refuses to acknowledge that any mistakes were made and that this war was based on false pretenses.
           Fourth, he ignores the tremendous financial burden on our citizens, and he completely ignores the thousands of wounded that need to hear that they will not be forgotten and that they will receive the care they need.
          Finally, the President even refuses to acknowledge that Iraqi government officials believe that we can withdraw within a two-year time frame, and he continues to demean those members of Congress who disagree with him.
          The President used this speech to lash out in a very personal way against those who believe the best strategy for success is an accelerated training of Iraqi security forces and a drawdown of American troops, starting with the National Guard. Once we clearly state that we do not intend to stay in Iraq forever, the insurgency will be diminished and our brave men and women can begin to come home.
          The Presidents failure to address the concerns of the American people and the Congress is a devastating blow to everyone who hoped to hear the President articulate a clear mission and a projection of when our troops can return home.


aberration, but the M.O. of the neo-cons.

SEE:  Bill O'Reilly Hate     Bill O'Reilly Award   Time for Countdown's list of today's three nominees for the coveted title of "Worst Person in the World."


Terror, Torture Continue in Iraq 58/

Cheney May Be Guilty of War Crimes/

"Politically Correct Truth"

11-30-05 But who in fact are the real terrorists? Had the administration, long ago, in its deep obsessed hatred for terrorists actually crossed the line and become more like their enemy than the enemy itself? If you could ask the babies and children blown to bits that rhetorical question the answer would be an obvious one.

                          The war on terror, this "new kind of warfare", is a war by terror. And we have all been duped into supporting it, and even the liberal bloggers painting a daily picture of a ludicrous, unbalanced idiot that is embodied in George Bush, are serving their purpose; for what could be more terrifying than a loose cannon with his finger on the nuclear button? But that is all part of the long thought out and "perfectly" executed plan, the "American Plan for the New Millennium, which began with "the controlled blasts of" 9-11, a "watershed" event, for which no one has been brought to justice.

                   From Guantanamo, to Abu Gharib, from secret prisons to secret arrests, from the re-writing of the constitution to the Patriot Act, from the ties of the Bush family to the family of Bin Laden (ex CIA agent Tom Ossman) to the treasonous outing of CIA agent(s), from the rigged elections of Diebold to the second "rigged" election wrought on an electorate under duress, from the Rumsfeld scenarios which originated in the first Bush administration to the Halliburton "business" plan, from Libbey to Delay, "the Bush administration is guilty of much much more.

                   Cheney being "guilty of 'a' war crime" would only be the icing on the top of the cancerous, rotting, worm infested cake that is what the republican administration (our government) has become.

                      Like most Americans after 9-11, I felt like "they" should all be rounded up and dealt with with extreme-prejudice, but as events moved on and it became clear to me that the Bushies had no intention of pursuing those responsible for 9-11 and instead pursued their own hidden "profit taking" agenda in Iraq, my opinion as to the direction they took changed. Sometimes, at least according to little things like the Geneva Conventions, the "means" cannot be justified by the ends.   John


SEE: The Guardian   Mr Cheney has been under fire (Under fire?! He's being frickin investigated!) for his role (Role? He's the damn architect!) in assembling (Assembling?!?! Is that the new word for fabricating? And why not "possibly" assembling? So we have accepted that evidence was fabricated.. Yes?) evidence of weapons of mass destruction. Mr Wilkerson told the Associated Press that the vice-president must have sincerely believed Iraq could be a spawning ground for terrorism (Not a WMD- possessing-base-of-operations-for-Al-Qaeda?)because "otherwise I have to declare him a moron, an idiot or a nefarious (Finally something that smells like truth!) bastard". The story is actually a good one don't mistake my commentary for derision, they can only publish the "Politically Correct Truth"... John


11-30-05 Neo-Con(vict) Spin phrase of the week: "CUT AND RUN" After the reprehensible stunt pulled on the Senate floor last week this phrase has been used over and over again. Karl, your M.O. is showing, dumbass. Jeez, F' EM!! They keep lying people keep dying. They will have to kill every last Iraqi to be victorious, we are now the enemy there. They should have pulled out when Saddam was caught!!! THEY DO NOT HAVE THE COURAGE OR THE WISDOM TO ADMIT THEIR ERRORS. John





The Endless Slaughter Continues in Iraq 57/

Dissent Prohibited 

SEE: Bush in China Exit   Bush Exit Strategy. China press conference video.




The Mass-Killing Continues in Iraq 56/



11-20-05 I am aghast at another, once again, utterly shameful display by the neo-cons. What has happened to what was once a great and proud system where even the appearance of impropriety by any member was enough to cause dismissal? Were it a company it would be taken over, broken up, and the pieces sold off, or better, yet raided by the authorities and shut down whilst the upper management, the owners, the suppliers, the support personnel and anyone associated with it were locked up pending investigation. What am I talking about? You guessed it. The grand ole government of the GOP.

                 It is not enough that there are traitors in the White House, it is not bad enough that the sitting administration has started an illegal aggressive war on fabricated evidence and has lied to the world since day one. It is not bad enough that indictment after indictment are beginning to rain down on the neo-con machine, that day in and day out new facts come out pointing to high crimes and cover ups at the highest levels, connections  to the families of known terrorists, to foreign money and interests, cases of bribe taking, war profiting, dirty schemes, kick-backs, murder, torture, etc., etc., ad naseum.

                What I find unbelievable, well not exactly, egregious might be a better word is that the once mighty and noble House, an institution of irreproachable honor and dignity has been allowed to become the personal tool of immoral petulant fiends. That's right I called them fiends. These are supposed to be our elected officials, our government for the people by the people, who now take our tax dollars and waste precious time and tax payers money orchestrating nasty repulsive personal attacks and political stunts. Don't they have better things to do like, governing the country, like protecting American lives and ensuring the prosperity of all of us. Obviously not. That they would stoop so low as to try to discredit such a upstanding honest and brave individual as Rep. John Murtha and make a blatant mockery of his level-headed suggestion that it is about time we thought about leaving Iraq, is a disgrace, an affront, and about the slimiest thing I have seen in months.

                 There should be serious round the clock, 24/7/365, discussions going on regarding a pull out as the daily death toll from suicide bombers and roadside bombs continues to climb in a country where we are not wanted nor needed, where we are hated and the presence of US troops breeds violence. The American people should start asking serious questions and demanding serious answers and the elected officials entrusted to run the country and protect our interests and our lives should not be allowed to make a mockery out of our institutions. If we are at war then they should be acting in a manner more befitting the times and do everything they can to make sure the war is won and finished and that no more lives are lost for nothing more than the bank accounts of the few.

                   It is an insult to the soldiers who are serving and dying in "their" war that they should callously make a mockery of bringing them home. For shame, for shame. I am disgusted. John



The Genocide Continues in Iraq 55/

Given Enough Rope Bushie's Neo-Cons Begin to Self-Destruct... Patience

11-19-05 It has been a great last couple of weeks and I for one am cautiously optimistic that finally good may be winning over evil. The last few weeks have seen a mountain of bad luck for Bush and his Neo-Con cronies and happily this looks like just the beginning. Once again it seems like there might be good in the world after all.

            It all started with Delay and has continued with Libby, Scanlon and others. With Republicans jumping ship and distancing themselves from Bush, two lost governorships for the GOP, an Americas summit which was a complete failure, vicious rhetoric, revamped lies, and continued attacks from Cheney and the White House directed at critics of the White House's Iraq stance which have backfired, and the announcement that Fitzgerald will call a second grand jury. And today South Koreas president has also rebuffed Bush with a surprise announcement that they will begin pulling out troops starting next year.

             We have all known about the Bush lies that duped the American people into accepting the war in Iraq for a long time, the cooked intelligence, the terror alerts, the skewed statements, and the self-serving propaganda, and now it seems that things are starting to backfire on them and their house of cards is beginning to come down around them.

             Good must triumph over evil and it will, but we must be patient. It is a shameful crime against all humanity that so many people have been killed and maimed. But someone must answer and the buck must stop somewhere. Hopefully it will stop where it must, at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. John



The Annihilation Continues in Iraq 54/

Using Chemical Weapons


SEE: Chris Floyd

..."Using filmed and photographic evidence, eyewitness accounts and the direct testimony of U.S. soldiers who took part in the attacks, the documentary -- "Fallujah: The Hidden Massacre" -- catalogs the American use of white phosphorus shells and a new, "improved" form of napalm that turned human beings into "caramelized" fossils, with their skin dissolved and turned to leather on their bones."...



..."The ongoing investigation means that Rove's legal status is likely to remain up in the air until the final disposition of Libby's case. That could be two years from now, or even longer. Rove's predicament contradicts recent news accounts indicating that Fitzgerald will conclude his probe of Rove in the near future."...






The Pogrom Continues in Iraq 53/


SEE: It's about time Copy of Indictment.


The Pogrom Continues in Iraq 52/

26732-30098 Iraqi Civilians/

2000 U.S. Soldiers Dead/

INDICTMENTS Finally to Come ???

10-27-05 Today the U.S. invasion of Iraq reached an important and tragic psychological milestone for Americans which the Neo-cons are trying desperately to keep off the front pages. One life was too much, but 2000?! And lest we become soulless let us not forget the even more unbelievable milestone reached by Iraqi civilians not long ago, 30,000. All those lives for the neo-con agenda? John


SEE: Iraq Body Count:  Saddening beyond words.


SEE: Staff Sgt. George T. Alexander Jr., 34, from Killeen, Texas, passed away Saturday bringing the U.S. death toll from the two and a half year long invasion and occupation to 2,000. Rest in Peace. John


SEE:  October 25, 2005
Indictments Coming Tomorrow; Targets Received Letters Today
An uber-insider source has just reported the following to TWN (since confirmed by another independent source):
1. 1-5 indictments are being issued. The source feels that it will be towards the higher end.
2. The targets of indictment have already received their letters.
3. The indictments will be sealed indictments and "filed" tomorrow.
4. A press conference is being scheduled for Thursday.
Steve Clemons


SEE: The Guardian:  Cheney was the source of CIA operatives identity.



Rosa Parks Has Passed Away

10-24-05 Rosa Parks, the peaceful woman who refused to give up her seat to a white passenger and in doing so changed the world by sparking the US Civil Rights Movement died today. She was 92. We will all miss her. A loss to mankind.  John

SEE: Photos SEE: Montgomery Boycott:  The passing of an icon.