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When purple things are pulsating on your mind, I'm the one whose clock you want to clean. Aiding is Sparky, the Astral Plane Zen Pup Dog from his mountain stronghold on the Northernmost Island of the Happy Ninja Island chain, this blog will also act as a journal to my wacky antics at an entertainment company and the progress of my self published comic book, The Deposit Man which only appears when I damn well feel like it. Real Soon Now.

Monday, October 24, 2005


Out of shere curiousity - can we get a head count? I counted an audience of ten once.

CNET: Declan McCullagh: Special prosecutor Fitzgerald opens Web site
“Alas for anyone addicted to the Rove-and-Plame saga, the current offerings are pretty thin. They include documents like court decisions and delegations of authority. ... ”
Appointment of Special Counsel
Legal Proceedings
Grand Jury investigation of Plame leak nears end
October 24, 2005

"Designated Scapegoat Lewis “Scooter” Libby

A two year investigation may be coming to an end.

Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's grand jury, which has been investigating the "outing" of CIA operative Valerie Plame to columnist Robert Novak and other reporters, concludes its work on October 29. The U.S. Department of Justice has established a web site for the purpose of making any communication public. However, Fitzgerald's office will not comment on the timing of any indictments which may be filed.

Many individuals inside and outside the White House have apparently been interogated. Two high level White House Chiefs of Staff, Karl Rove to President Bush, and I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby to Vice-President Cheney, are part of the focus of the investigation. Both Rove and Libby testified before the grand jury; Rove 4 times, and Libby at least twice.

Criminal indictments might include violations of laws protecting classified information, conspiracy, obstruction of justice and perjury. According to legal sources, Fitzgerald will give final notice to officials facing charges as early as Monday and could convene the grand jury on Tuesday, one day earlier than usual, to summarize the case and request approval for possible indictments. The grand jury is scheduled to expire on Friday.

Bush administration critics suggest the outing of the CIA operative Plame was an effort by the administration to prop up the credibility of pre-war claims that Iraq possessed WMD. The Bush administration has responded that the charge lacks any credibility.

Valerie Plame's husband, Joseph Wilson, was a former diplomat to Niger who went public in July 2003 with an Op-Ed column that called evidence linking Niger uranium to Iraq bogus. The Wilson column was written after the President Bush 2003 state of the union address alleging that Iraq sought to purchase uranium from Niger.

Previous related news Sources

Scooter and the Plame affair
miller & cooper
Judy & Matt: Mere Paid Stooges or Active Warmongers?

In 2003 and 2004, intense speculation about Libby centered around the possibility that he may have been the administration official who "outed" Valerie Plame, an undercover CIA agent, for political gain. In July of 2005, Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper revealed that Libby and George W. Bush's deputy chief-of-staff Karl Rove were the first to disclose Plame's identity. The American Prospect magazine revealed in August 2005 that Libby had testified that he met with Judith Miller on July 8, 2003 and discussed Plame with her at that time.
Matt: Where's Robert Novak? Why didn't he go to jail?

Miller was jailed on 6 July 2005 for contempt of court after refusing to testify to the grand jury about this meeting despite a signed blanket waiver from Libby allowing journalists to discuss their conversations. Miller has argued that Libby's waiver to all journalists may well have been coerced and that she would only testify if given an individual waiver, which Miller received while serving her sentence.
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New York Times' Judith Miller with her attorney Floyd Abrams

The waiver was offered "voluntarily and personally" by Libby, accompanied by a letter which has raised eyebrows because of his hinting as to what he expects from her testimony, and a poetic and cryptic ending which has been the subject of much speculation.

"As noted above, my lawyer confirmed my waiver to other reporters in just the way he did with your lawyer. Why? Because as I am sure will not be news to you, the public report of every other reporter's testimony makes clear that they did not discuss Ms. Plame's name or identity with me, or knew about her before our call.
"You went to jail in the summer. It is fall now. You will have stories to cover -- Iraqi elections and suicide bombers, biological threats and the Iranian nuclear program. Out West, where you vacation, the aspens will already be turning. They turn in clusters, because their roots connect them. Come back to work—-and life. Until then, you will remain in my thoughts and prayers.
"With admiration, Scooter Libby." [Emphasis added.]

Miller was released on 29 September 2005 after agreeing to testify. She appeared in front of the grand jury on 30 September.

UK Race Riots Continue - Second Death

October 24, 2005
Birmingham, UK.

An 18-year-old man has died this morning after being critically wounded by a gun. This is the second death since members of the black and Asian community clashed and rioted in the streets of Britain's second city,Birmingham.

The road to riot began when rumours spread, in the Lozells area of Birmingham, that a young black girl had been sexually assaulted in a local shopping area by a gang of Asian youths.

The violence erupted after members of the Afro-Caribbean and South Asian communities held a community meeting to ease tension by reassuring the black community and encouraging the girl to come forward.

Despite the widespread rumours, West Midlands Police have confirmed their investigating team has received no evidence to support these allegations. According to press reports, members of the black community claim she is reluctant to contact the police because she fears being deported as an illegal immigrant.

Police said, "We need everyone's help to stop any rumours."

Police are treating the allegations as serious and continue to investigate it as if a crime has taken place, they are desperate to speak to the alleged victim.

Earlier, last week, police received an allegation from a woman in her 30s that she had been indecently assaulted four months ago - five men were arrested and bailed in connection with this.

The weekend saw a series of violent and tragic incidents occur as rumour led to riot.

1. A fatal stabbing in Lozells, the victim a black man in his 20s was taken to City Hospital.

2. Another man was stabbed at the same incident.

3. At the Farcroft Hotel in Rookery Road another man was stabbed.

4. 20 mins later at the Uplands Pub in Oxhill Road one man was shot (not believed life threatening) and another man was stabbed.

5. An hour later a police officer was shot with a ball bearing gun and suffered an injury to his thigh.

6. A number of premises were also damaged, cars burnt and continued reports of other people being injured.

7. A number of arrests were made throughout the evening.

ACC Shaw, West Midlands Police, said:

"I feel a sense of sorrow that we have lost someone from the community, that innocent people in the area have been attacked & injured and that one of our colleague was shot. It is too high a price to pay. Serious questions need to be asked who is responsible for these crimes and their motivation.

"We need people to come forward with information to help arrest and convict those responsible and not to take the law into their own hands.

"Over 40 local community leaders have tonight met with police and have jointly condemned what has happened tonight and those who want to stir up disharmony and hatred. I am saddened but optimistic we can move on from here. "West Midlands Police have reported, "sporadic incidents of disorder involving small groups of youths in the Lozells area earlier tonight, but the disorder has been on a considerably lower scale."

Despite this optimism, today at around 0040hrs (local time), an 18-year-old man suffered a gun shot wound and died after receiving emergency treatment in hospital. Police officers were called to Melbourne Avenue in the Newtown area of Birmingham after receiving reports of a firearm being seen. According to police. the 18-year-old-man was wounded while the area was being searched by officers.

Two men have been arrested in connection with the incident and are helping police with their enquiries. The matter has also been referred by West Midlands Police to the Independent Police Complaints Commission. The police have stressed this is a voluntary referral made as a matter of course.

I'm utterly baffled as to how a certain Major Studio can treat union staff so crappily and disregard agreements. I think our pal the Guru should go to work for the Mouse for now. - Sparks


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