Welcome to the Oxnard Journal - The New October Edition - 2001
Dispatched - this: 22nd day of October, in the year of our Lord - Two Thousand & One- Oxnard, California -
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((((( Debbie just states the Obvious..... )))))))
Ultimate Oxnard Linx
....IS IT SAFE TO FLY YET? ?
Unfortunately, NO - Not Yet.
The entire fate of the American Airliner Industry rests on the two upcoming holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Oxnard Journal cannot reveal it's source on this report, but an Industry Insider said: if numbers don't pick up soon, the nations largest airline UNITED may fold after Jan. 1st 2002...YES, it will go (pardon the phrase) belly-up.
In cost cutting moves, Delta and American will be curtailing Food Service on all domestic flights. With the Cost Savings, Airlines need to strengthen the Cockpit Doors and not hoard the extra savings. Airline Pilots do have guns now - Stun Guns, that is. An Air Marshalls are on duty on most all flights
AIR CHECK .......
With the focus on security being shown on the upper levels of air terminals with dogs and national guard forces, there are still lax measures in the baggage and cargo handling areas on the lower levels. According to a person who works in the LAX baggage of Terminal one, X-Ray machines are being installed, but not ready for service and may not be ready for a few weeks.
Currently, there are no procedures or policies to open or exam checked baggage or cargo.
Plus, within the past two weeks an incident occurred where two Arab men were attempting to send an envelope through the cargo shipping at LAX, which in itself is very unusual. At first, they were unsuccessful and quickly left. Within an hour, another Arab man came back with the same envelope. Airline employees, on alert, detained the man, but had to rely on Airport Police as their frontline and first responders. Airport Police allowed the man to leave and not further action was taken. Someone needs to let the Airport Police know that their mission has grown from hassling people who park in the white zone and to getting serious about such events--PLUS--- LAPD, FAA, & FBI needs to get more involved in all Airport Police operations and oversee how they respond.
Is it safe to Fly? - Oxnard Journal feels we need greater reassurances that checked bags and cargo gets the full scrutiny that passengers and hand-carry now gets.
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WE HAVE ATTACKED ----
Thank You AMERICA...........
osama decides to make himself a missle....
from Martin Jones
With world events unfolding - things at home seem small and trivial... NOT !~
from Martin Jones ---- Must be archived from earlier days.....
...Yeah, Let's Give Peace a Chance With These Animals
"Philippine Muslim militants threatened to behead two American hostages to protest President Arroyo's Nov. 20 U.S. trip. The bin Laden linked rebels had earlier claimed to have killed a third American seized May 27."
- Wall Street Journal, 10/16/01
."Saudi Arabia is hiring lawyers to track down its citizens rounded up in the U.S. following Sept. 11."
- Wall Street Journal, 10/16/01
Hillary Booed By New York's Heroes
"Senator Hillary Clinton's inner circle is furious at MIRAMAX king Harvey Weinstein after the former first lady suffered through a public relations nightmare during Saturday's AMERICA: A TRIBUTE TO HEROES concert in New YorkCity. Hillary Clinton was jeered and booed by thousands gathered at Madison Square Garden as she took to the stage -- unannounced -- to introduce a movie clip. VH1 cameras captured firemen and police heroes wildly booing Clinton, who attempted to raise her voice above the shouting crowd. 'Get off the stage! We don't want you here!' yelled one New York City police officer just feet from the senator.
"Anti-Clinton slurs spread and intensified throughout the Garden, with many standing near the stage lobbing profanities. Event-planner and close Clinton friend Harvey Weinstein was visibly shaken as he heard the crowd erupt with boos and jeers, according to an eyewitness. The junior senator from New York ending up giving the shortest presentation of the evening, clocking in at under 20 seconds. 'How could we not know this would be the wrong forum for Hillary?!' shouted one confidante. 'These are cops and firemen who listen to right-wing talkradio. They still think she killed Vince Foster, for Christ sake!'"
- Drudge Report, 10/21/01
About that Fag Bomb
"I don't really have a problem with the 'slur' in this particular instance(re: American pilot who wrote 'hijack this, fag' on a bomb he was about todeliver in Afghanistan) because I know that a word like 'fag' can havedifferent meanings depending on the context. When I was in high school, guyscalled each other 'fag' all the time, mostly in a sports context: 'hit thedamn ball, ya fag.' It had no sexual connotation at all; it meant 'wimp','sissy', 'coward', etc.
"I don't believe the message on the bomb was directed at gays. It wasdirected at the brutal cowardice of the terrorists. BTW: I never used theword myself in high school. Why? Because I was a fag. A wimp, that is, nota homosexual. Not that there's anything wrong with that. . . . If the guy follows orders and is good at his job, I wouldn't care if he *WERE* ahatemongering homophobe. Bottom line, we're at war, folks. We don't needsoldiers who are caring and sensitive; we need soldiers who win wars."
- Jim Walsh, WGMD Radio, Rehoboth Beach, DE, 10/19/01
If You Really Want to Get Serious About Airline Safety...
"The FAA has yet to institute the security measures that would reallyprotect against hijacked planes being commandeered. Either arming pilots orallowing concealed carry permit holders aboard would provide better securitythan stopping curbside bag check and restricting nail clippers. Armed airmarshals may provide a deterrent against a complete copycat box-cutterattack, but a terrorist cell with a cleaning crew mole will be armed withseveral guns the next time around. It's doubtful that a single air marshal could stop them all. The enormity of the task required to check every singlehigh turnover security agent, airplane caterer, cleaning person, baggagetosser, and ramp worker precludes this as a cost-effective means of preventative security.
"So why hasn't the FAA taken the cheapest, most effective, measure to stopand deter terrorism (allow guns aboard)? The answer is obvious. To allowpilots to carry guns would be an admission that the FAA has failed, and thatit really can't protect us. Why else would they put a weapon in the hands of a shiny new FAA air marshal, but moan about the possibility of an armedpilot hitting a fuel line? Note to FAA: The pilot knows how the airplane isbuilt; the air marshal does not."
- Columnist John Keller, LewRockwell.com, 10/16/01
TRUE HISTORIC TALE ---- How to Stop Islamic Terrorists....A solution to the problem of Islamic Terrorists was developed by theArmy: General John "Black Jack" Pershing - USMA class of '86 (that's1886)!
HOW TO STOP ISLAMIC TERRORISTS...... it worked once in our History...
Once in U.S. history an episode of Islamic terrorism was very quickly stopped. It happened in the Philippines about 1911, when Gen. John J. Pershing was in command of the garrison. There had been numerous Islamic terrorist attacks, so "Black Jack" told his boys to catch the terrorists and teach them a lesson.
Forced to dig their own graves, the terrorists were all tied to posts, execution style. The U.S. soldiers then brought in pigs and slaughtered them, rubbing their bullets in the blood and fat. Thus, the terrorists were terrorized; they saw that they would be contaminated with hogs' blood.
This would mean that they could not enter their Heaven, even if they died as terrorist martyrs.
All but one was shot, their bodies dumped into the grave, and the hog guts dumped atop the bodies. The lone survivor was allowed to escape back to the terrorist camp and tell his brethren what happened to the others. This brought a stop to terrorism in the Philippines for the next 50 years.
Pointing a gun into the face of Islamic terrorists won't make them flinch. They welcome the chance to die for Allah. Like Gen. Pershing, we must show them that they won't get to Muslim heaven but instead will die with the hated pigs of the devil.
As a concluding thought..... Rather than arm airline pilots, why not put pigs in the cargo holds of aircraft and prominently post the fact. No Muslim worth his salt would want to die in a crash with a pig!
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- God Complex.......
"Senator Ted Stevens' threat to slow down military appropriations bills tosatisfy his self-importance, and egotism, reminds me what all liberal elitethink of us mere 'citizens' (read 'pee-ons')--that we can't POSSIBLY exist outside of their all-knowing, all-encompassing power and wisdom. You knowthe difference between God and Ted Stevens? God doesn't think he's TedStevens."
courtesy """"GOP News & Views """""""
If the Turban Don't Fit, You Must Acquit
"Osama bin Laden has agreed to turn himself in for his rightful 'justice'.
His only two conditions are that his venue be California and his lawyer be
After the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed six and injured 1,000, President Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished.
After the 1995 bombing in Saudi Arabia, which killed five U.S. military personnel, Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished.
After the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia, which killed 19 and injured 200 U.S. military personnel, Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished.
After the 1998 bombing of U.S. embassies in Africa, which killed 224 and injured 5,000, Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished.
After the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, which killed 17 and injured 3 U.S.sailors, Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished.
Maybe if Clinton had kept his promise, an estimated 7,000 people would be alive today.
An interesting question:
This question was raised on a Philly radio call-in show. Without casting stones, it is a legitimate question. There are two men, both extremely wealthy. One develops relatively cheap software and gives hundreds of millions of dollars to charity. The other sponsors terrorism. That being the case, why is it that the US government has spent more money chasing down Bill Gates over the past ten years than Osama bin Laden?
It is a strange turn of events. Hillary gets $8 Million for her forthcoming memoir. Bill gets about $12 Million for his memoir. This from two people who have spent the past 8 years being unable to recall anything about past events!
C*Doc* S -=- Syracuse, New York
Three guys, a Canadian, Osama Bin Ladin and Uncle Sam are out walking together one day. They come across a lantern and a Genie pops out of it.
"I will give each of you each one wish, that's three wishes total," says the Genie.
The Canadian says, "I am a farmer, my dad was a farmer, and my son will also farm. I want the land to be forever fertile in Canada." With a blink of the Genie's eye, 'POOF' the land in Canada was forever made fertile for farming.
Osama Bin Ladin was amazed, so he said, "I want a wall around Afghanistan, so that no infidels, Jews or Americans can come into our precious state."
Again, with a blink of the Genie's eye, 'POOF' there was a huge wall around Afghanistan.
"Uncle Sam" (A former civil engineer), asks, "I'm very curious. Please tell me more about this wall." The Genie explains, "Well, it's about 15,000 feet high, 500 feet thick and completely surrounds the country; nothing can get in or out---virtually impenetrable."
"Uncle Sam" says, "Fill it with water."
Show of Hands: Who Cares What the Saudis Think?
"Saudi Arabia's interior minister, Prince Naif bin Abdul Aziz, says his country disapproves of America's attack on the Taliban, Sky News reports. --- 'We wish the United States had been able to flush out the terrorists in Afghanistan without resorting to the current action . . . because this is killing innocent people,' Naif says. 'We are not at all happy with the situation.'
"The Los Angeles Times reports that Saudi Arabia 'has provided little if any assistance to investigators hunting the friends and finances of Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda terror network.' Robert Baer, a former CIA officer in the Middle East, Robert Baer, tells the Times the kingdom has been 'completely unsupportive.' Adds Vincent Cannistraro, a former chief of counterterrorism operations for the CIA: 'We're getting zero cooperation.'"
- OpinionJournal.com, 10/15/01
Farrakhan Joins Harry Browne & the Libertarians
"Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan yesterday condemned the U.S.-led bombing of Afghanistan, saying Washington had not proven its case againstterrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. Speaking to a gathering of religiousleaders, Mr. Farrakhan said the U.S. government hadn't revealed theevidence to the Taliban, sharing it only with allies. 'You show your friend[British Prime Minister Tony Blair] the evidence, but not the people you're about to bomb?' he said. U.S. and British officials have said thatrevealing the details of the evidence would compromise allied war aims."
- Washington Times, 10/21/01
"Stalin and Mao killed a lot of their own people, but even these thugs had a plan for their societies. You, bin Laden, are nothing but a hijacker - a hijacker of Islam, a hijacker of other people's technology, a hijacker of a vast Arab nation's anger at its own regimes. But you have no vision and no plan for your people. Which is why your epitaph will be easy to write:
Osama bin Laden - he destroyed much, he built nothing. His lasting impact was like a footprint in the desert."
- Columnist Thomas Friedman, New York Times
Help Wanted: Spooks
"The CIA is wooing graduate students at many of the nation's topuniversities, places where CIA recruiters were once vilified - even banned -for their employer's role in 'dirty tricks' operations. Since the Sept. 11attacks, the agency has become an attractive career choice for scholarswhose patriotism has surged and whose private-sector job prospects havedimmed with the economy. . . . The agency keeps secret its budget andnumbers of employees and job offers. But CIA spokeswoman Anya Guilsher saidjob applications boomed after Sept. 11: Before, the CIA got 500 to 600 aweek. Now it gets that many daily."
- Associated Press, 10/20/01
Hillary: Above the Law
"A bizarre accident at Westchester County Airport involved Senator Hillary Clinton's entourage Sunday. Sources tell News 12 Westchester that a vehicle in Senator Clinton's security team tried to bypass a mandatory check point at the airport, which has been under a heightened state of alert since the terrorist attacks. A county police officer attempting to stop the vehicle from getting through injured his shoulder. That officer was taken to Saint Agnes Hospital in White Plains, and his condition is not known. Senator Clinton, who turned 54 Sunday, was en route to board a private jet to an unreleased destination. The former first lady could not be reached for comment."
- News 12 Westchester, 10/14/01
How to Deal With Terrorists - Option 2
"Hafez Assad, the departed Syrian strongman, had his own way with dealing with Muslim fundamentalists. When they gave him trouble in the bustling commercial center of Hama, he rolled up his artillery and leveled the place, with some 20,000 deaths and hordes of homeless refugees. End of fundamentalist challenge."
- Columnist Robert L. Bartley, "Thinking Things Over," 10/15/01
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
- Right-wing extremist Benjamin Franklin
Pork Alert from Citizens Against Government Waste:
* Sen. Richard Shelby (R), unable to get his own state to pony up $2million to pay for the preservation of the Vulcan Statue (whatever the hell THAT is!) in Alabama, is pushing for your federal tax dollars to be usedinstead. Cost: 48 Sidewinder Missiles.
* Sen. Daniel Inouye (D) of Hawaii earmarked $11.8 million for his state,including $7 million for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and $1 million forthe Hawaii Endangered Species Act Community Conservation Plan. Cost: 12Tomahawk Cruise Missiles.
* Sen. Pete Domenici (R) of New Mexico earmarked $12.3 million for hisstate, including $5 million for the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe.Cost: Almost enough for an F-15 Fighter.
* Sen. Herb Kohl (D) earmarked $3.5 million for land acquisition for theIce Age Trail. Cost: 3 Tomahawk Missiles.
* Sen. Ben Knighthorse Campbell (R) of Colorado earmarked $500,000 to savethe Prebles Meadow Jumping Mouse. Cost: 12 Sidewinder Missiles.
* Pork king Sen. Robert Byrd (D) has secured $66.7 million "in unrequestedor above-the-budget-request appropriations" for West Virginia. Cost: OneF-117 Stealth Bomber and 21 Tomahawk Cruise Missiles.
"Some California Republicans are grumbling privately about Riordan. Othersin rival campaigns are grumbling publicly. Sean Walsh, a campaign aide toRepublican Secretary of State Bill Jones, told the San Francisco Chronicle,which first reported the shakeup, that Riordan's new hires 'will haveRepublicans fleeing (the) campaign like somebody ripping open an envelopewith white powder.'"
- Washington Post [On Saturday, the Executive Committee of the RepublicanLiberty Caucus, meeting in Las Vegas, unanimously endorsed Republican BillSimon for the GOP gubernatorial nomination in California. This is believedto be the first major REPUBLICAN organization endorsement in the race. Notsure about any Democrat organizations which may have already endorsedRiordan.]
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