Monday, July 17, 2017

Aerojet




From the private journal of Kerry Burgess: August 16, 2006

For the past few hours, not if before or after I took a nap this afternoon, I have started thinking that I was on the Apollo 11 flight too. At ten years old, I was the secret crewmember of Apollo 11 to the moon. Crazy. At this rate, by tomorrow, they'll have me believing that I was born on Mars.










http://www.ampex.com/ampex-history/

Ampex

Ampex History


The Ampex VRX-1000 (later renamed the Mark IV) videotape recorder is introduced on April 14, 1956, at the National Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters in Chicago. This is the first practical videotape recorder and is hailed as a major technological breakthrough.










From the private journal of Kerry Burgess: August 16, 2006


And if they could have put me on the moon as a ten-year-old, who's to say they didn't put me on Mars when I was 15?

As soon as I thought that, I started thinking about watching the Viking images from Mars in 1976. I also remember ,for some reason, talking with Jon Langdon about it when I was at Microsoft.

I remember Mom telling us to watch the color images on tv of Mars. We lived in that trailer park outside De Queen that had the corn field between the trailer and the drive-in movie theatre.

Who knows. Maybe Viking was the cover story for a manned-mission to Mars and I was on it.












https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerojet_Rocketdyne










http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=115092

The American Presidency Project

Barack Obama

XLIV President of the United States: 2009 - 2017

126 - The President's Weekly Address

March 5, 2016

Hi, everybody. One of the things that makes America so strong is our spirit of innovation: our drive to invent and harness new technologies to tackle our greatest challenges. It's how we won the race to invent the lightbulb and the Internet; it's why we were first to the Moon and Mars. It's why I keep models of American inventions like the telegraph in the Oval Office. It's a daily reminder of the genius that's embedded in our DNA:










From 5/14/1992 ( the Intelsat 6 successful rescue during US space shuttle Endeavour orbiter vehicle mission STS-49 includes me Kerry Wayne Burgess the United States Marine Corps officer and United States STS-49 pilot astronaut and my 1st US NASA orbital flight of 4 overall ) To 3/5/2016 is 8696 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 8/24/1989 ( Caitlin Walraven Hunt ) is 8696 days



From 5/14/1992 ( as Kerry Wayne Burgess the United States Marine Corps chief warrant officer circa 1992 and United States chief test pilot I performed the first flight of the US Army and Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow ) To 3/5/2016 is 8696 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 8/24/1989 ( Caitlin Walraven Hunt ) is 8696 days



From 5/14/1992 ( the Intelsat 6 successful rescue during US space shuttle Endeavour orbiter vehicle mission STS-49 includes me Kerry Wayne Burgess the United States Marine Corps officer and United States STS-49 pilot astronaut and my 1st US NASA orbital flight of 4 overall ) To 3/5/2016 is 8696 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 8/24/1989 ( the closest approach of the United States Voyager 2 spacecraft to the planet Neptune ) is 8696 days



From 5/14/1992 ( as Kerry Wayne Burgess the United States Marine Corps chief warrant officer circa 1992 and United States chief test pilot I performed the first flight of the US Army and Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow ) To 3/5/2016 is 8696 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 8/24/1989 ( the closest approach of the United States Voyager 2 spacecraft to the planet Neptune ) is 8696 days



From 6/11/1965 ( Lyndon Johnson - Remarks in Houston at the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center ) To 3/5/2016 is 18530 days

18530 = 9265 + 9265

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 3/16/1991 ( my first successful major test of my ultraspace matter transportation device as Kerry Wayne Burgess the successful Ph.D. graduate Columbia South Carolina ) is 9265 days



From 5/1/1949 ( the discovery of the planet Neptune moon Nereid by Gerard Kuiper ) To 9/2/1999 ( Bill Clinton - Proclamation 7219—Contiguous Zone of the United States ) is 18386 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 3/5/2016 is 18386 days



From 4/14/1956 ( the videotape recorder is first introduced ) To 8/16/2006 ( from the private journal of Kerry Burgess ) is 18386 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 3/5/2016 is 18386 days



http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=115092

The American Presidency Project

Barack Obama

XLIV President of the United States: 2009 - 2017

126 - The President's Weekly Address

March 5, 2016

Hi, everybody. One of the things that makes America so strong is our spirit of innovation: our drive to invent and harness new technologies to tackle our greatest challenges. It's how we won the race to invent the lightbulb and the Internet; it's why we were first to the Moon and Mars. It's why I keep models of American inventions like the telegraph in the Oval Office. It's a daily reminder of the genius that's embedded in our DNA: the way we've always shaped the future through our ideas and discoveries.

That's truer than ever today, with the constant stream of new apps and tools and data that are still changing the way we live: from getting a ride to paying our bills to developing smarter ways to combat climate change.

That's why, next week, I'll travel to Austin, Texas, to visit South by Southwest. It's an annual gathering of some of our most creative thinkers, coders, makers, and entrepreneurs from across the country. And while I'm there, I'm going to ask everyone for ideas and technologies that can help update our Government and our democracy to be as modern and dynamic as America itself.

This has been a goal of mine since before I was President. On my campaign in 2008, we saw how technology could bring people together and help them engage as citizens in their own communities. So when I came to the White House, I wanted apply that experience to the Federal Government. It hasn't always been easy. And we've had some bumps along the way.

But we've also made good progress. Over the past few years, for example, we've done something that Government never has. We asked some of the sharpest minds from companies in Silicon Valley and across the country to come help us modernize the Federal Government for the way we live today. And they came ready to serve, tackling some of our biggest challenges, like high-tech special ops units.

These teams are partnering with the Government's existing policy and technical experts to reimagine the way we do business and deliver services that work better and cost less. Already, we've made it easier for students to find the college that's right for them, for immigrants to track the green card and naturalization process online, for veterans to access their medical records. And yes, after an initial false start, we've made it much easier for tens of millions of Americans to compare and buy health insurance and the peace of mind that goes with it.

That's what this is all about: making sure our Government of the people and by the people works better for the people in the 21st century. It's about Americans working together to make a real difference in people's lives. Because the easiest thing to do is to blame Government for our problems. Some people have made a career out of that. But our Founders trusted us with the keys to this system of self-government because it's the best tool we've got to settle our differences and solve our collective challenges. And it's only as good as we make it.

That's why I'm going to Austin and South by Southwest: to keep asking everyone from all walks of life, working inside or outside of Government, to help us make this democracy even stronger. And I hope you join us.

Thanks, everybody, and have a great weekend.










From: Lt. Walraven

Sent: Monday, July 2, 2007 7:06 AM

To: Kerry Burgess

Subject: Re: Ashdown Update

She will be going to SAU in Magnolia ( Home of the Mule Riders ). She wants to be a Meteorologist but that may change.Caitlin's Birthday is August 24th 1989 and Kayli's birthday is May 28th 1985. Kayli will be getting married June of 2008 in Ericka Springs Arkansas at the Glass Chapel.

You asked if I knew Thomas Ray. Do you need me to find out about him?










http://articles.latimes.com/1992-05-11/news/mn-1188_1_space-shuttle-endeavour

Los Angeles Times


Errant Satellite Twists Out of Shuttle's Grasp

May 11, 1992 ROBERT W. STEWART TIMES STAFF WRITER

HOUSTON — What had been a flawless maiden voyage for space shuttle Endeavour ran into serious trouble Sunday as astronauts attempting to snag a stranded $150-million communications satellite sent it spinning out of control.

"We've got to get away from this thing," Endeavour commander Daniel C. Brandenstein, 49, said after the first of four rescue attempts pushed the Intelsat 6 satellite into an uncontrollable, 52-degree wobble.

At the Johnson Space Center, officials of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration decided to abandon further efforts to rescue the satellite Sunday and tentatively said they will make another try today. Meanwhile, they ordered Brandenstein to slowly back Endeavour away from the wildly gyrating Intelsat and trail it from a distance of between 45 and 70 miles.

"Our plan is to be successful the next time we go to capture Intelsat," said Randy Stone, NASA operations director for the Endeavour mission. "Other than the exciting events of (Sunday) afternoon, the orbiter and the crew are in great shape."

At the Washington headquarters of the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization, which paid NASA $93 million for the rescue mission, flight controllers predicted that they could stabilize the satellite in time for a rescue attempt today.

"Yes, we are disappointed," said Pierre Madon, a vice president of the international communications consortium. But he added, "I'm quite sure this (Monday) will be a successful attempt."

Shuttle commander Brandenstein had confidence too. "We wish the home team had won today, but there's always tomorrow," he said.

The rescue failure appeared to be a serious setback for NASA, which had billed the Endeavour voyage in part as a demonstration of the need for using human beings in space exploration.

The mission went awry just before 3 p.m. PDT, when astronaut Pierre J. Thuot, a Navy commander, made his first try at grabbing the 17-foot tall, 8,960-pound satellite. The attempt came as the Endeavour and the Intelsat 6 streaked over Central Africa at 17,500 miles an hour.

Tethered to the shuttle's mobile robot arm, Thuot, 36, reached for the bottom of the slowly rotating satellite with a specially built 15-foot-long "capture bar." But Thuot failed to secure the bar to the satellite and instead appeared to push its right side into a yaw.

"Oh, man," Thuot said, "I hardly touched it."

Over the next hour, three subsequent passes at the wobbling satellite also failed. At one point, astronaut Bruce E. Melnick, 42, working inside the shuttle at the controls of the robot arm, attempted to guide Thuot back under the Intelsat 6. During the maneuver, one of the astronauts on board the shuttle shouted a warning to Thuot: "Pierre, get out of there!"

The astronauts had been trying to pull the satellite inside the shuttle's cargo bay, where they were to hitch it to a frame that houses a new 23,000-pound, solid-fuel rocket motor. The new motor is intended to boost the satellite out of its low Earth orbit so that it can be used to transmit telephone and television signals.

Stone, the mission operations director, said it does not appear that Thuot damaged the satellite during the rescue attempt. "We don't know everything that happened, but I don't expect we did any damage to the (Intelsat)," Stone said. "We'll just have to wait and see."

Stone said NASA engineers planned to work overnight, reviewing videotape of the failed rescue attempts and questioning the astronauts about what went wrong.










https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/08/thirty-four-years-voyager-2-continues-explore/

NASA SPACEFLIGHT.COM


Thirty-four years after launch, Voyager 2 continues to explore

August 20, 2011 by Chris Gebhardt and Jeff Goldader


Voyager 2 made its closest approach to Neptune – and its closest approach to any object planet other than Earth – on August 24, 1989 at 23:56.39 EDT.










http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/nereid/indepth

NASA


Nereid: In Depth


Nereid is one of the outermost of Neptune's known moons and is among the largest. Nereid is unique because it has one of the most eccentric orbits of any moon in our solar system. Nereid is so far from Neptune that it requires 360 Earth days to make one orbit. This odd orbit suggests that Nereid may be a captured asteroid or Kuiper Belt object or that it was greatly disturbed during the capture of Neptune's largest moon Triton.

Discovery:

Nereid was discovered on 1 May 1949 by Gerard P. Kuiper with a ground-based telescope. It was the last satellite of Neptune to be discovered before Voyager 2's discoveries four decades later.










JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 03/06/10 7:52 PM
The fictional date setting 2/5/2057 in the 2000 film "Red Planet" is 29601 days after 1/21/1976 and the zip code of Greenville South Carolina is 29601.

Precisely why I would make that association I do not understand. I do "remember" living that time in Greenville after going to work for Ketterman's after getting out of the Navy where I worked for Ketterman's at that First Federal Savings Bank but I feel there would be some other kind of specific reason for that association. There is a reference to NASCAR which makes me think of Charlotte but I don't know.


[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 06 March 2010 excerpt ends]










http://www.timeanddate.com/date/durationresult.html?m1=01&d1=21&y1=1976&m2=02&d2=05&y2=2057










https://tools.usps.com/go/ZipLookupResultsAction!input.action?resultMode=2&companyName=&address1=&address2=&city=&state=Select&urbanCode=&postalCode=29601&zip=

USPS.COM


Cities by ZIP Code


Look Up a ZIP Code


Default City Name in ZIP Code™ 29601

Please use the default city whenever possible.

GREENVILLE SC










From 11/7/1918 ( Billy Graham ) To 1/21/1976 ( my biological brother Thomas Reagan the civilian and privately financed astronaut bound for deep space in his privately financed atom-pulse propulsion spaceship this day was his first landing the planet Mars and his documented and lawful exclusive claim to the territory of the planet Mars ) is 20894 days

20894 = 10447 + 10447

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 6/10/1994 ( the scheduled terrorist attack by Bill Gates-Microsoft-Nazi-University of Washington to murder the material witness Mary Gates the biological mother of the 100% female gender as born and the transvestite Microsoft Corbis Bill Gates as born to brother-sister sibling parents ) is 10447 days



From 11/20/1985 ( from my official United States Navy documents: "CO,NEPTDCEN ADV LTR 1-86" ) To 6/10/1994 is 3124 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 5/23/1974 ( premiere US film "Mars: The Search Begins" & premiere US TV movie "Richard Nixon" ) is 3124 days



From 11/20/1985 ( Microsoft Windows 1.0 ) To 6/10/1994 is 3124 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 5/23/1974 ( premiere US film "Mars: The Search Begins" & premiere US TV movie "Richard Nixon" ) is 3124 days



From 2/4/1991 ( premiere US film "Sleeping with the Enemy" ) To 6/10/1994 is 1222 days

1222 = 611 + 611

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 7/6/1967 ( Lyndon Johnson - Executive Order 11361 - Suspending a Provision of Section 5751(b) of Title 10, United States Code, Which Relates to Officers of the Marine Corps in the Grade of First Lieutenant ) is 611 days



From 11/19/1975 ( premiere US film "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" ) To 6/10/1994 is 6778 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 5/24/1984 ( Ronald Reagan - Remarks at Ground-breaking Ceremonies for an Addition to the Central Intelligence Agency Headquarters Complex ) is 6778 days



From 1/17/1991 ( the date of record of my United States Navy Medal of Honor as Kerry Wayne Burgess chief warrant officer United States Marine Corps circa 1991 also known as Matthew Kline for official duty and also known as Wayne Newman for official duty ) To 6/10/1994 is 1240 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 3/26/1969 ( premiere US TV series pilot "Marcus Welby, M.D." ) is 1240 days



From 1/17/1991 ( RACKETEER INFLUENCED AND CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS US Title 18 - the Persian Gulf War begins as scheduled severe criminal activity against the United States of America ) To 6/10/1994 is 1240 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 3/26/1969 ( premiere US TV series pilot "Marcus Welby, M.D." ) is 1240 days



From 8/8/1962 ( Elizabeth "Ma" Duncan was executed by gas chamber in California) To 3/16/1991 ( my first successful major test of my ultraspace matter transportation device as Kerry Wayne Burgess the successful Ph.D. graduate Columbia South Carolina ) is 10447 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 6/10/1994 is 10447 days



See also: http://hvom.blogspot.com/2016/09/elizabeth-duncan.html
See also: http://hvom.blogspot.com/2016/09/ma-duncan.html


http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2296

HistoryLink.org

The Free Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History


Mary Maxwell Gates dies on June 10, 1994.

On June 10, 1994, Mary Maxwell Gates, mother of Microsoft co-founder William H. Gates III and a woman widely admired for her civic activism, dies










http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=56452

The American Presidency Project

William J. Clinton

XLII President of the United States: 1993-2001

Proclamation 7219—Contiguous Zone of the United States

September 2, 1999

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

International law recognizes that coastal nations may establish zones contiguous to their territorial seas, known as contiguous zones.

The contiguous zone of the United States is a zone contiguous to the territorial sea of the United States, in which the United States may exercise the control necessary to prevent infringement of its customs, fiscal, immigration, or sanitary laws and regulations within its territory or territorial sea, and to punish infringement of the above laws and regulations committed within its territory or territorial sea.

Extension of the contiguous zone of the United States to the limits permitted by international law will advance the law enforcement and public health interests of the United States. Moreover, this extension is an important step in preventing the removal of cultural heritage found within 24 nautical miles of the baseline.

Now, Therefore, I, William J. Clinton, by the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution of the United States, and in accordance with international law, do hereby proclaim the extension of the contiguous zone of the United States of America, including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any other territory or possession over which the United States exercises sovereignty, as follows:

The contiguous zone of the United States extends to 24 nautical miles from the baselines of the United States determined in accordance with international law, but in no case within the territorial sea of another nation.

In accordance with international law, reflected in the applicable provisions of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea, within the contiguous zone of the United States the ships and aircraft of all countries enjoy the high seas freedoms of navigation and overflight and the laying of submarine cables and pipelines, and other internationally lawful uses of the sea related to those freedoms, such as those associated with the operation of ships, aircraft, and submarine cables and pipelines, and compatible with the other provisions of international law reflected in the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Nothing in this proclamation: (a) amends existing Federal or State law; (b) amends or otherwise alters the rights and duties of the United States or other nations in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the United States established by Proclamation 5030 of March 10, 1983; or (c) impairs the determination, in accordance with international law, of any maritime boundary of the United States with a foreign jurisdiction.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of September, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-fourth.

WILLIAM J. CLINTON










From the private journal of Kerry Burgess: 10/15/09 6:41 PM


From 3/3/1959 ( my birth date US ) to 8/20/1975 ( as the first human by my physical presence to explore the surface of a planet other than Earth and as a privately financed civilian astronaut while maintaining U.S. Naval Reserve military astronaut status I scheduled the launch of the Viking 1 spacecraft for landing on the planet Mars ) is: 6014 days

6014 = 3007 + 3007

From 7/16/1963 ( my wife ) to 10/9/1971 ( I am board-certified surgeon as Dr. Thomas Reagan M.D. ) is: 3007 days


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viking_1

Viking 1

Launch date August 20, 1975

Viking 1 was the first of two spacecraft sent to Mars as part of NASA's Viking program


The lander separated from the orbiter on July 20 08:51 UT and landed at 11:53:06 UT.



http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/viking.html

Viking Mission to Mars

NASA's Viking Mission to Mars was composed of two spacecraft, Viking 1 and Viking 2, each consisting of an orbiter and a lander. The primary mission objectives were to obtain high resolution images of the Martian surface, characterize the structure and composition of the atmosphere and surface, and search for evidence of life. Viking 1 was launched on August 20, 1975 and arrived at Mars on June 19, 1976. The first month of orbit was devoted to imaging the surface to find appropriate landing sites for the Viking Landers. On July 20, 1976 the Viking 1 Lander separated from the Orbiter and touched down at Chryse Planitia (22.48° N, 49.97° W planetographic, 1.5 km below the datum (6.1 mbar) elevation). Viking 2 was launched September 9, 1975 and entered Mars orbit on August 7, 1976. The Viking 2 Lander touched down at Utopia Planitia (47.97° N, 225.74° W, 3 km below the datum elevation) on September 3, 1976.










From the private journal of Kerry Burgess: 12/04/08 1:51 AM
from 2/6/1964 to 11/17/1992 divided by 2 equals 3/3/1959 to 7/23/1973.



http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=1992_1094141

Paper: HOUSTON CHRONICLE
Date: WED 11/18/1992
Section: A
Page: 5
Edition: 2 STAR

Would you buy a used tape from this man?/Court of Appeals says you have to -- maybe for millions

By ROBERT L. JACKSON
Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON -- Former President Nixon won a rare legal victory Tuesday when the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that he was entitled to compensation for his Watergate tapes and other White House documents seized by an act of Congress after his resignation in 1974.

The ruling allows the National Archives to maintain custody of Nixon's recordings and other presidential papers for public viewing and listening.

But in a unanimous decision, the three-member panel ruled that the government violated Nixon's rights under the Fifth Amendment, which prohibits the seizure of private property for public use without paying the former owner "just compensation."

Judge Harry Edwards, writing for the court, said that Nixon, the only U.S. president to resign from office, had a distinct property interest in his records as did every president before him.

"Upon reviewing the long and unbroken history relating to the use, control and disposition of presidential papers, we are convinced that Mr. Nixon had a well-grounded expectation of ownership," Edwards wrote. "In short, every past president has treated these materials as private papers to hold, give away, withhold from others, transfer for consideration or bequeath as he saw fit."

The appellate court instructed a lower court to determine how much the former president should be compensated, which some sources believed could amount to several million dollars. But R. Stan Mortenson, Nixon's chief attorney, said that he could not speculate on a figure because "no one yet has addressed the issue of value."

The ruling caps a previously unsuccessful 18-year legal battle by Nixon to challenge the constitutionality of the congressional action and to uphold his privacy and ownership rights.

It also overturns a decision last year by U.S. District Judge John Garrett Penn, who ruled that the government did not owe Nixon any payment for his presidential materials. The papers belong to the public and Nixon held them only as "a trustee for the American people," Penn had ruled.










From the private journal of Kerry Burgess: 06/15/09 12:24 PM
THEY ARE STILL NOT DOING A GODDAMNED THING!!!!!

THEY ARE DOING NOTHING BUT WASTING GODDAMNED TIME!!!!!!

THAT IS THEIR STRATEGY FOR WINNING IN THIS GODDAMNED THIEVERY OF MY PROPERTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THEY DO NOTHING BUT WASTE GODDAMNED TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!

06/15/09 12:26 PM
I DON'T EVEN HAVE GODDAMNED RECREATION TIME ANYMORE!!!!!!

I HAVE NOTHING BUT SUBSISTENCE!!!!!!!

NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

06/15/09 12:42 PM
THIS IS NOT WORKING MORONS!!!!!

NO ONE CARES ABOUT MY PROPERTY BEING STOLEN REGARDLESS OF WHETHER I AM WEALTHY OR WHETHER I AM POOR!

THESE PEOPLE CANNOT RELATE TO ME NO MATTER WHAT MY CIRCUMSTANCES

THEY ARE CATTLE

THEY STAND AROUND CHEWING THEIR CUD OR HOWEVER IT IS SPELLED AND THEY DO NOT CARE THAT THE MOB IS PLANNING THE SLAUGHTER THEM!!!!

06/15/09 1:31 PM
Another truck load of their bullshit.

This is how they marginalize the thievery of my property so that it becomes a non-issue even though it is a serious legal issue.

They marginalize it so that the theft of my property will not be prosecuted.

They think that if politicians are the thieves of the property of a private citizen then that private citizen has no recourse to the United States federal law that specifically prohibit the theft of private property.



http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31367019/ns/politics-more_politics/

GOP using buzz words to taunt Democrats

Republicans claim Obama embraces 'socialism'

Analysis

By TOM RAUM

Associated Press Writer

updated 1 hour, 48 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - Republicans are honing an attack line against President Barack Obama in an attempt to play on Americans' fears of government overreach and economic uncertainties, suggesting he is nationalizing American industry



- posted by Kerry Burgess 08:32 AM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Monday 17 July 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

America loves its coward deserters.




http://www.chakoteya.net/movies/movie8.html

Star Trek: First Contact (1996)


COCHRANE: I gotta to take a leak!










http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=59208

The American Presidency Project

Gerald Ford

XXXVIII President of the United States: 1974 - 1977

Executive Order 11955 - Permitting Certain Qualified Employees of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to be Given Career or Career-Conditional Appointment

January 10, 1977

By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 3301 of title 5 of the United States Code, and as President of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

SECTION 1. The appointment of a Command Pilot, Pilot or Mission Specialist candidate to a position in the Space Shuttle Astronaut Program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which is listed under Schedule B of the Schedule of Excepted Positions, may be converted to career or career-conditional appointment if:

(a) the candidate has successfully completed two years of service as a candidate in an appropriate training program;

(b) the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or the Administrator's designee, recommends the conversion of the candidate's appointment within ninety days of completion of the requirements of section 1(a);

(c) the candidate meets noncompetitive examination standards prescribed by the United States Civil Service Commission; and

(d) the candidate meets all other requirements prescribed by the United States Civil Service Commission pursuant to section 3 of this order.

SEC. 2. Whenever the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or the Administrator's designee, decides not to recommend conversion of an appointment under this order or whenever the Administrator, or the Administrator's designee, recommends conversion and the candidate fails to qualify, the candidate shall be separated not later than the date of expiration of the current Schedule B appointment, unless the appointment can be converted through appropriate competitive examination or the candidate can be assigned to a suitable position under another excepted authority prior to the expiration date.

SEC. 3. The United States Civil Service Commission shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the purpose of this order.

GERALD R. FORD

The White House,

January 10, 1977.










http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=5550

The American Presidency Project

Gerald Ford

XXXVIII President of the United States: 1974 - 1977

1052 - Remarks Upon Presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

January 10, 1977


[At this point, Terrence O'Donnell, Aide to the President, read the citations for the award winners. Following the reading of each citation, the President personally presented the medal to each recipient or his representative.]



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bardeen


John Bardeen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Bardeen (May 23, 1908 – January 30, 1991) was an American physicist and electrical engineer, the only person to have won the Nobel Prize in Physics twice: first in 1956 with William Shockley and Walter Brattain for the invention of the transistor; and again in 1972 with Leon N Cooper and John Robert Schrieffer for a fundamental theory of conventional superconductivity










From 5/14/1990 ( departing as United States Navy Fire Controlman Second Class Petty Officer Kerry Wayne Burgess my honorable discharge from United States Navy active service for commissioning as chief warrant officer United States Marine Corps and continuing to Kerry Burgess the United States Marine Corps general ) To 7/22/2001 is 4087 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 1/10/1977 ( Gerald Ford - Executive Order 11955 - Permitting Certain Qualified Employees of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to be Given Career or Career-Conditional Appointment ) is 4087 days



From 1/21/1924 ( Vladimir Lenin dead ) To 6/29/1995 ( the Mir space station docking of the United States space shuttle Atlantis orbiter vehicle mission STS-71 includes me Kerry Wayne Burgess the United States Marine Corps officer and United States STS-71 pilot astronaut and my 3rd US NASA orbital flight of 4 overall ) is 26092 days

26092 = 13046 + 13046

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 7/22/2001 is 13046 days



From 8/18/1973 ( The Killian Document ) To 7/22/2001 is 10200 days

10200 = 5100 + 5100

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 10/20/1979 ( Jimmy Carter - Boston, Massachusetts Remarks at Dedication Ceremonies for the John F. Kennedy Library ) is 5100 days



From 3/1/1961 ( John Kennedy - Executive Order 10924—Establishment and Administration of the Peace Corps in the Department of State ) To 11/18/1996 ( premiere US film "Star Trek: First Contact" ) is 13046 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 7/22/2001 is 13046 days



From 3/1/1961 ( John Kennedy - Statement by the President Upon Signing Order Establishing the Peace Corps ) To 11/18/1996 ( premiere US film "Star Trek: First Contact" ) is 13046 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 7/22/2001 is 13046 days



From 10/8/1919 ( the United States Senate approves the Volstead Act ) To 3/16/1991 ( my first successful major test of my ultraspace matter transportation device as Kerry Wayne Burgess the successful Ph.D. graduate Columbia South Carolina ) is 26092 days

26092 = 13046 + 13046

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 7/22/2001 is 13046 days



http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=64390

The American Presidency Project

George W. Bush

XLIII President of the United States: 2001 - 2009

Joint Statement by President George W. Bush and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir V. Putin on Upcoming Consultations on Strategic Issues

July 22, 2001

We agreed that major changes in the world require concrete discussions of both offensive and defensive systems. We already have some strong and tangible points of agreement. We will shortly begin intensive consultations on the interrelated subjects of offensive and defensive systems.



http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=64870

The American Presidency Project

George W. Bush

XLIII President of the United States: 2001 - 2009

The President's News Conference With President Vladimir Putin of Russia in Genoa

July 22, 2001

President Putin. Good morning. We've just finished a meeting with the President of the United States and discussed the issues on a whole wide range of subjects. First and foremost, I wanted to say with great satisfaction that our meeting was held in a very frank and open atmosphere, and there is no doubt, absolutely, that I can say and confirm that we've maintained, not only, but in many ways strengthened the spirit of Ljubljana.

Naturally, we discussed the issues that were raised at the G-8, issues of security, environment, education, security. And the issue here led us to discuss the world architecture of the 21st century and the way to improve civilization in the future.

I can frankly tell you that this part we discussed together. Just one on one with the President, it seemed to me that his thoughts and his mental reasoning is very deep, very profound. We were both very interested in having a continuation of this dialog with the American people, with its leader. Approaches which were stated by the President in the past, without any doubt, are going to be studied by us, and I can repeat once again will be positively accepted.

President Bush and I have analyzed how our recent accords are now being implemented. We've put forth several new steps in terms of setting forth a long-term cooperation which is not subject to any kind of dealmakings but a very good, sound, long-lasting attitude. Today in Russia we have a very positive dynamism, and we have stated that, as well.

The differences in approaches on a couple of topics is still there. However, what is more important is that we are aimed— both of us are aiming at partnership, to look forward to well-reasoned, well-balanced, carefully weighed approaches and solutions.

Naturally, we discussed the issue of strategic stability. There we spent a lot of time. We talked in great detail. We've reached a most important accord, agreement on the beginning and the schedule for consultations. In Ljubljana we talked about setting up a working group or series of working groups. As you know, in Moscow here, in a few days, Condoleezza Rice will come to visit us, and we will work out, finally, the group structure within the overall interagency structure of foreign ministry, defense ministry, and others.

I have to say that to some extent what was unexpected both for me and, I think, for President Bush, as well, was the understanding that was reached today between us on the issue that the offensive arms and issue of defensive arms will be discussed as a set. We're going to be talking about the mutual striving toward cutting back significantly offensive arms. We're not really ready at this time to talk about the threshold limits or the numbers, themselves, but a joint striving exists and the specialists will get together, and they'll make some recommendations. But we are aiming at moving in that direction.

I told the President of the United States about our proposal vis-a-vis the start of consultations on strategic stability issues as a whole. And I think that in the very nearest future, I repeat once again that our specialists are going to work in this direction. I think they're going to make a lot of progress and be quite successful.

Naturally, we discussed very, very sharp problems in regional issues. We talked about joining our forces in trying to solve some conflicts. We repeat again that the overall dialog on getting our positions coordinated is the very best approach to U.S.-Russian relations.

Bilateral issues were especially stressed, economic cooperation. And I have to say here that we have a common approach towards developing very dynamically in this sphere. We have very good precedents and very good foundations for this.

We also know that our business societies are also very interested in this. We've discussed a series of contacts and the schedule for upcoming contacts in the economic field, talked about our next meeting—the nearest one will be the APEC meeting in Shanghai. And then the President very kindly confirmed his invitation to me to come to the United States, and we talked about that agenda, too.

So that's all I wanted to say as an opening remark.

Thank you very much.

President Bush. Thank you, Mr. President. First, both of us believe strongly that the summit we just attended was a success, and we want to thank the people of Italy and Genoa for their hospitality.

Secondly, we did have a very constructive dialog—certainly made—made my impressions of Slovenia—confirmed my impressions of Slovenia, that this was a man with whom I could have an honest dialog, that we can discuss our opportunities and have frank discussion of our differences, which we did.

I appreciate so very much President Putin's willingness to think differently about how to make the world more peaceful. He cares deeply about the citizens of his land. I, obviously, care deeply about the citizens of my land. We're young leaders who are interested in forging a more peaceful world.

And along these lines, as the President said, that we're going to have open and honest dialog about defensive systems as well as reduction of offensive systems. The two go hand in hand in order to set up a new strategic framework for peace. And along these lines, as the President mentioned, my National Security Adviser, Condoleezza Rice, will be visiting in Moscow, the purpose of which is to lay out a specific timetable of discussions between our defense ministers and our foreign ministers.

So as we can continue progress to find common ground in a—to make the world more peaceful, both of us want to seize the moment and lead. And I appreciate this attitude so very much with President Putin.

Secondly, we did talk, spent time discussing economic cooperation. There will be a statement put out after the meeting on both, by the way, the strategic framework discussions as well as the economic cooperation along these lines. Secretary Evans and Secretary O'Neill will be in Moscow next week to discuss a wide range of topics.

But one of the things that is clear and evident is that the President understands the need to create a framework for entrepreneurial activity. As I mentioned in my last press conference, I will mention this again, I am impressed by the fact that he has instituted tax reform, a flat tax. And as he pointed out to me, it is one of the lowest tax rates in Europe. He and I share something in common: We both proudly stand here as tax reformers. And I think the American business leaders who look to Russia will appreciate certainty in the tax code and certainly will appreciate a lower tax rate than in other places.

But we've got a lot of areas for growth and discussion, ranging from international trade to investment opportunities within the Federation.

With that, I will be glad to answer— both of us will be glad to answer a few questions from you. Let's make your questions short, so that we won't leave my wife waiting at the tarmac in Rome. [Laughter]

Strategic Stability/Global Warming

Q. You were saying just a little while ago about how strategic stability and space has been discussed. How do you see the biggest difficulties in this dialog? What are the principal differences between the two countries? And how do you see overcoming these differences?

And your proposal on conference, holding a conference in Moscow on the environment, how were the other G-8 partners receiving your invitation to Moscow?

President Putin. As far as the ABM Treaty and the issues of offensive arms, I've already said we've come to the conclusion that two of these issues have to be discussed as a set, as one set. This is no doubt whatsoever; one and the other are very closely tied. Neither one nor the other side should feel it's somehow threatened or constrained.

I felt and continue to feel that these most important kinds of issues—we have to maintain a balance, thanks to which mankind could live in an environment of stability and relative peace. This is an issue of principle, and that's first.

Second, we share the position of the U.S. President on the need to have large cuts in offensive arms. I've already spoken to this, and together we're going to move forward in this direction, substantially changing the situation in the world, making it better throughout the whole world, reducing the thresholds of confrontation. Without any doubt, this would ameliorate the climate throughout the whole world. There has to be absolutely no doubt that this is going to happen.

Now, as far as your issue on the international conference in Russia on the ecology or the environment and reducing the dangers to the environment, I can say the following: Prior to coming here to Genoa, I held a meeting with our specialists, with our physicists, our scientists, members of the cabinet who are involved in environmental affairs. And I have to say that in Russia, we have some people, some specialists who are known throughout the world, really big-time specialists, and they told me that even if we fully implement the Kyoto Protocol, fully, this is going to affect the climate as it is today, but the changes to that will be very minor. In other words, the Kyoto Protocol is simply not sufficient to substantially improve the ecology in the world, although the movement that we're moving in is in the right direction.

But I want to say that Russia is still for the Kyoto Protocol. But what's important is that the scientists themselves, political leaders, ecologists, people in society, Government leaders, never, ever got together once. Each of these groups sits there alone and out of their own corner reviews this issue. And the thought was to get everybody together on one common platform.

This was supported very energetically by the President of the United States and by other colleagues. Along with that, President Chirac stressed the need to attract the civilian population, the nonspecialists, to have them participate, people from society at large. And for this, I want to thank our colleagues for having supported this.

Thank you very much.

ABM Treaty/Nuclear Arms Reductions

Q. President Putin said several days after your first meeting that Russia would increase its nuclear arsenal—[inaudible]. Have you convinced him to scrap the ABM Treaty without building up his nuclear arsenal?

And to you, Mr. President: You just said there is absolutely no doubt that there will be reductions on the Russian side of its nuclear arsenal. Does that mean that you are no longer saying that you will increase your arsenal if the U.S. proceeds with missile defense? Have you changed your position?

President Bush. Well, first, Ron [Ron Fournier, Associated Press], let me start by saying how optimistic I am about the possibilities of reaching an accord. One of the things about the person with whom I'm talking, President Putin, is that he has agreed, like I have agreed, to find common ground, if possible. So I believe that we will come up with an accord. Let me say this: I know we'll work hard to an accord, to see if we can't reach an accord about both a new strategic framework for defensive weapons as well as the need to reduce offensive weapons in order to make the world more peaceful.

The only thing I can do is characterize, once again characterize our discussions as open and optimistic and very positive. I was struck by how easy it is to talk to President Putin, how easy it is to speak from my heart, without, you know, fear of complicating any relationship. And I enjoyed listening to what he has to say, as well.

I'm optimistic that we can get something done. And it's with that spirit that we send Condi Rice to Moscow to formalize the process, to answer questions. Inevitably, there will be questions because, after all, what we're talking about doing is changing a mind-set of the world. We're basically saying, the cold war is forever over, and the vestiges of the cold war that locked us both into a hostile situation are over. And we're exploring the opportunity to redefine the strategic framework for keeping the peace not that as existed in the past but a strategic framework as we go out in the 21st century. It's an exciting opportunity. And I can tell you that the discussions have been very meaningful.

Mr. President.

President Putin. Thank you. Now, as far as possible answer or response, as you say, from Russia, in the event that one side leaves the ABM Treaty, from the 1972 treaty, then I can say the following: We were talking about the possible kinds and versions of response in the event that one side comes out unilaterally. I was not talking about increasing the missiles. I was talking about how you would substitute singleunit warheads, make them MIRV warheads.

But as we said today—if as we said today and if as we understood from each other today, we are ready to look at the issue of offensive and defensive systems together as a set, we might not ever need to look at that option. But this is one of the subjects of our future discussions.

As a whole we agreed, in general, that in any version, today we can go forward toward reducing offensive arms. I'm telling you this with full responsibility, and I'm telling you that within—this is an issue of the qualitative and quantitative numbers. But this is, of course—we'll let the specialists sit down and talk about those numbers.

G-8 Summit

Q. A question to both Presidents: Please tell us how you assess the Genoa summit results from the point of view of the future G-8s, because you've got all these antiglobalist demonstrators and others.

President Bush. Well, I'm looking forward to future G-8 summits. People should be allowed to protest in a peaceful way. The great thing about freedom is, it provides an outlet for people to express their differences. Having said that, I believe that which we discussed today and the last couple of days will make the world a heck of a lot more prosperous and peaceful place.

The philosophy of free trade and starting a new round of free trade discussions makes eminent sense, not only for those who happen to be prosperous today but for those who aren't. And all the demonstrators and all the folks have to do is ask the leaders who came from the developing nations. Ask my friend from El Salvador what trade means to him.

And so I reiterate what I said before: People are allowed to protest, but for those who claim they're speaking on behalf of the poor, for those who claim that shutting down trade will benefit the poor, they're dead wrong.

President Putin. I have to tell you that the people who are out on the streets, then talked about the issues of the poor countries and their problems, and those who gathered within the framework of the 8 were all taken by one and the same series of issues. In this sense, we can say that we're all of the same mind. But unlike those who chose the extremist ways of expressing their minds, those who worked here tried to find solutions, ways to get to the end solution, specific kinds of solutions, which realistically could affect, I hope, will affect the condition in which the very poorest countries are living in the world today.

That's why I very highly praise the results, the level, and the nature and the character of these discussions. I think we need these kinds of meetings, and I think they will continue. Naturally, we're going to have to pay more attention to the quality of the kinds of decisions that we take and how to implement them fully to the end.

Now as far as the dialog with civil society, one of the fora and one of the ways of discussing is in a civilized fashion. We can only—and one of the ways of doing it is holding the international conference in Moscow in 2003 and talking about the environment.

Thank you.

Strength of the Dollar

Q. Mr. President, I understand that currency issues were discussed at the leaders' summit. I'm wondering, how did you explain the benefits of a strong dollar, since you've already acknowledged that it hurts U.S. exporters, and over here it's putting inflationary pressure on the ECB and stopping them from cutting interest rates?

And President Putin, I'm just wondering, how does a strong dollar affect your economy? Thank you.

President Bush. Well, let me reiterate what I said after my World Bank speech. The dollar needs to float in the marketplace, and that the dollar—if the market is allowed to function, the dollar will be at an appropriate level. And there are both, obviously, there are some that want us to artificially—the dollar in our country, and that's not the role, in my judgment, of the country. The market ought to do that, not the Nation.

And so I continued to assure my friends and allies that we will let the market adjust. I also assured them that we were taking the steps necessary within our country to strengthen our economy.

I was able to herald the fact that the first rebate checks made it into the mail, and I heralded it from a remote location, here in Genoa. And the reason I bring that up is that many of the world leaders are deeply concerned about the slowdown of the U.S. economy and its effect not only on the dollar but also the effect on trade. And I assured them that from a fiscal perspective: One, we're going to hold the line on spending, that we had a budget, and I expect Congress to meet the budget; secondly, that we did reduce taxes substantially and the first wave of tax relief was in the mail; and thirdly, that our Fed, independent of the Government, was making the monetary decisions. And I think people were pleased to hear that we're working hard to revitalize our economy.

President Putin. The United States are the main trade and economic partner for Russia. And this is the main investor in Russia, of all the investors, and one of the main economic and trade partners. So the stability of the U.S. economy substantially affects our economic situation.

As you know, over the last year in Russia we've noticed certain positive trends, and there is no doubt in our minds that we're interested in the stability of the U.S. economy as a whole and their currency. The dollar for us is the most important—the main form of payment in most of our operations.

Thank you.

Situation in the Balkans and the Middle East

Q. Which regional conflicts, in your estimation, are the greatest threat to international security? What were the results when you discussed these issues at the G-8? And what jointly could U.S. and Russia do in this arena?

President Putin. Well, of course, these are the Balkans and the Middle East, above all. I have to say that I'm satisfied by the nature of the results of this discussion. But it seems to me that this time we heard each other—heard each other much more, much better, understand each positions much better in all these conflict areas.

And what's important—I don't know if my colleague will agree with me, but I get the feeling that trust in each other, within the framework of trying to settle these issues, is beginning to arrive. This is very important foundation, trust. So we're going to continue coordinating our efforts both in the Balkans and the Middle East, taking into account the interests of all the parties that are drawn into this conflict.

And on the way toward coordinating our efforts, we have to work out unified approaches. And this—here lies the success. This is very important. Because if we create some kind of cracks or fissures through which you can have leakage of certain extremist forces, it's going to wreck the whole process. So here, getting together, drawing together, here was very positive and a positive nature.

Thank you.

U.S. Global Warming Proposal

Q. Thank you, sir. Mr. President, President Chirac and Prime Minister Chretien both say that you promised to have a global warming package ready for the Marrakech meeting in September. Your staff says that that's not quite true. Who is right, sir? What exactly did you tell the leaders?

President Bush. Well, given the room temperature here, I'm not surprised you brought up the subject of warming. [Laughter] So I'll try to keep my answer short, for the benefit of all, particularly those of us who must do something in Rome.

Here's what I said: I said my administration has had a full-scale review of the climate issue; that we're in the process of developing a strategy as quickly as we possibly can and one that we look forward to sharing with our friends and allies, a strategy that begins with the notion that we want to reduce greenhouse gases in America, a strategy also that takes a realistic look at how best to do so, a look based upon science and a look with the notion that we can have economic growth and sound environmental policy.

I made it clear to our friends and allies that the methodology of the current protocol is one that, if implemented, would severely affect economic growth in America, and that I believe that it makes sense for those who trade with us to make sure that our environmental policy is one that continues to stimulate economic activity so that trade means something between nations.

The spirit of our dialog was very positive. I guess you could say that I broke the ice during my last trip to Europe, so people understood exactly where I was coming from. There should be no doubt in their mind about our position, that we share the goal, but we believe that—strongly believe that we need to find a methodology of achieving the goal that won't wreck the U.S. economy.

And we're making progress on that. I'm very confident that the leaders appreciated my straightforwardness the last time I came to Europe and my willingness to continue to dialog on this very important issue.

We have a representative at the Bonn summit. I saw her on TV the other day; she made the case very clearly—Paula made the case very clearly about what our position is. And the Europeans are interested in the strategy that we're going to adopt. And when it's formulated, I will present it to them, and I look forward to doing that. And they're going to find out that when I say we're interested in reducing greenhouse gases that we mean it. They're also going to be pleased to hear that it's going to be in such a way that won't damage their largest trading partner, and so will the American people, who want to make sure that there's work and jobs available.

With that, I want to, again, thank my friend. I look forward to future dialog. Thank you all very much for your questions. And again, we thank the good people of Italy for their kind hospitality.

President Putin. Thank you very much.

NOTE: The President's news conference began at 2:52 p.m. at the Palazzo Doria Spinola.



http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=73615

The American Presidency Project

George W. Bush

XLIII President of the United States: 2001 - 2009

Joint Statement by President George W. Bush and President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin

July 22, 2001

In keeping with the spirit of our Ljubljana discussions, we welcome the initiative of the American and Russian business communities to provide new impetus to our bilateral trade and investment relations through the creation of the "Russian American Business Dialogue."

We expect the Dialogue to perform three key functions: expand contact between our two business communities; identify areas where laws, regulations and practices impede trade and investment; and provide a forum where business interests could be raised with our respective governments. We seek to promote economic reform, a transparent and predictable investment climate and rule of law, and to work towards the Russian Federation's early accession to the WTO.

The Dialogue will be open to interested American and Russian companies and business associations. We hope thereby to encourage participation by large, medium, and especially small enterprises from a broad cross-section of industry sectors, including, in particular, technology businesses. We welcome the offer of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, the U.S.-Russia Business Council, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, and the Russian-American Business Council to steer this effort.

We embrace the offer of the Dialogue organizers to prepare formal reports of the Dialogue for use by the governments of the Russian Federation and the United States. We affirm our commitment to send cabinet level representatives to receive the first formal report of the Dialogue at a meeting of the Dialogue early next year.










http://www.chakoteya.net/movies/movie8.html

Star Trek: First Contact (1996)


LAFORGE: You know? I wish I had a picture of this.

COCHRANE: What?












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https://www.britannica.com/biography/Vladimir-Lenin

Encyclopædia Britannica


Vladimir Lenin

PRIME MINISTER OF UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS

Vladimir Lenin, also called Vladimir Ilich Lenin, original name Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov (born April 10 [April 22, New Style], 1870, Simbirsk, Russia—died January 21, 1924, Gorki [later Gorki Leninskiye], near Moscow), founder of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks), inspirer and leader of the Bolshevik Revolution (1917), and the architect, builder, and first head (1917–24) of the Soviet state. He was the founder of the organization known as Comintern (Communist International) and the posthumous source of “Leninism,” the doctrine codified and conjoined with Marx’s works by Lenin’s successors to form Marxism-Leninism, which became the Communist worldview.










http://www.chakoteya.net/movies/movie8.html

Star Trek: First Contact (1996)


LAFORGE: Leak? I'm not detecting any leak.










http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=51586

The American Presidency Project

William J. Clinton

XLII President of the United States: 1993-2001

Telephone Conversation with Space Shuttle Atlantis Astronauts

July 7, 1995

The President. Hello? Captain Gibson?

Commander Robert L. Gibson. Hello, Mr. President. This is Captain Gibson. We're online.

The President. Welcome home, and congratulations. We are very proud of you.

Commander Gibson. [Inaudible]—Mr. President. It's a pleasure for us to be back, back on the ground again, and to have had the opportunity to take part in this flight.

The President. Well, the pictures were wonderful, and we all watched you with absolute fascination and incredible support and enthusiasm. This is truly the beginning of a new era of cooperation in space between the United States and Russia. We've built a new relationship between our two countries. We're doing things together. And I think that what you and your team and what the Russians did together symbolizes that more than anything that I could ever say. And I think because of your mission now, the United States and Russia, with our partners in Canada and Japan and Europe, are going to be able to meet the challenge of building the international space station. And I hope you and all of your team members will take an enormous amount of pride in that.

Commander Gibson. Well, thank you, Mr. President, for those extremely kind words. We certainly will. And I can tell you very honestly that at least all of us on the crew have a lot of very good friends in Russia and among the Russian Cosmonaut Corps and elsewhere in Russia. And I look forward very much to all of us continuing this.

The President. So do I. Before I sign off—I know you're tired and I know you're glad to be home—I want to offer a special congratulations to Norm Thagard on his record-breaking stay on orbit. We're all very proud of that. And I want to invite the entire crew to the White House as soon as you can come, because I want to hear some more about the mission and we need to talk about where we're going from here to keep the United States commitment to space exploration, travel, and to keep our whole program strong and alive.

Astronaut Norman E. Thagard. Mr. President, thanks for the words. This is Norm Thagard. The Russians took good care of me. We're great friends, so I think if what we did on a personal level is any indication, there won't be any problem with us on an intergovernmental level as well. And I'm sitting here looking at my two Russian crewmates, and I couldn't be more pleased with a crew that I've ever had.

The President. The next time we have any problems between American and Russian officials, I'm going to send them into space. I think I now know how to solve all international problems. [Laughter]

I thank you very much, and I look forward to seeing all of you. Welcome home.

Commander Gibson. Thank you, Mr. President. We really appreciate your time and your support.

The President. Thank you. Goodbye.

NOTE: The President spoke at 11:27 a.m. from the Oval Office at the White House.










http://articles.latimes.com/1995-07-05/news/mn-20449_1_space-station

Los Angeles Times


U.S., Russian Spacecraft Go Separate Ways : Docking: Shuttle Atlantis ends historic 5-day linkup with space station. It leaves with three crewmen who have been in orbit since mid-March.

July 05, 1995 from Associated Press

HOUSTON — Astronauts and cosmonauts watched their ships part and fade into the blackness of space Tuesday in an orbital pirouette that ended five days of flying as a single craft.

"We're just shaking our heads at how quickly this has all gone by," said Charles Precourt, pilot of the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis.


"We agree with that. . . . We agree 100%," Atlantis' commander, Robert L. (Hoot) Gibson, replied as he backed the shuttle away from the station. "In one of the simulations, the words 'cosmic ballet' came to mind, and I guess that's where we are now."










Truth (2015)


So maybe instead of, "Did they ask you to do this?" say, "Did they ask you to lie?"

Yeah.

Yeah. Okay.

Ahem. Now, we're gonna go back for a moment.

Okay.

This man and this mystery woman, did they ask you to lie to us?

They didn't want me to say how I got the documents.

I see. I see. So that's why you misled us?

Yes. Your producer was pushing me to find out where I got the memos from.

I see. So then, that's why you lied to us?

Yes.










Truth (2015)

They want us to say we're wrong. Because if we're wrong... all the questions we've asked about the president's service go away.










http://www.njarmyguard.com/cprocessing/

NEW JERSEY ARMY NATIONAL GUARD


Processing Applicants

Chapter 5

Processing Applicants


l. Test scores will be invalidated for any individual found to be a “ringer” for an applicant. A ringer is an individual who takes the ASVAB in place of the true applicant. Both the ringer and the applicant will be barred from retesting for a period of not less than 2 years.












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- posted by Kerry Burgess 08:22 AM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Wednesday 12 July 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

Laura Bush Kills Her First American.




People in America killed by Osama Bin Laden during his lifetime: ZERO.










From 11/6/1963 ( Laura Bush kills Michael Dutton Douglas ) To 8/11/1988 ( Al Qaeda formed by Osama bin Laden with the active continuing support of Microsoft Corbis Bill Gates George Bush ) is 9045 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 8/8/1990 is 9045 days



From 8/8/1990 To 2/26/1993 ( the scheduled terrorist attack by force of violence by Bill Gates-Microsoft-Corbis-George Bush the cowardly violent criminal to destroy the World Trade Center New York and to murder all occupants resulting in extensive damage and several fatalities ) is 933 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 5/23/1968 ( the US Navy warship the USS Long Beach shoots down a North Vietnamese MiG for the first ever successful destruction of a hostile aircraft by a missile fired from a naval ship ) is 933 days



From 4/18/1988 ( the United States Navy Operation Praying Mantis - my biological brother US Navy Fleet Admiral Thomas Reagan and I US Navy FC2 Kerry Wayne Burgess are both at the same time onboard the United States Navy warship USS Wainwright CG 28 when it evaded a Harpoon anti-ship missile from hostile Iran-Bill Gates-Microsoft-George Bush-Axis of Evil-Soviet Union-Communist forces but 2 United States Marine Corps aviators launched from USS Wainwright CG 28 killed this day ) To 8/8/1990 is 842 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 2/22/1968 ( Lyndon Johnson - Special Message to the Congress on Urban Problems: "The Crisis of the Cities." ) is 842 days



From 8/5/1966 ( groundbreaking for the World Trade Center in New York City New York ) To 8/8/1990 is 8769 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 11/5/1989 ( George Bush - Remarks at the Bicentennial Convocation at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts ) is 8769 days



From 12/25/1971 ( George Walker Bush the purveyor of illegal drugs strictly for his personal profit including the trafficking of massive amounts of cocaine into the United States confined to federal prison in Mexico for illegally smuggling narcotics in Mexico ) To 8/8/1990 is 6801 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 6/16/1984 ( Cirque du Soleil is founded ) is 6801 days



From 5/14/1990 ( departing as United States Navy Fire Controlman Second Class Petty Officer Kerry Wayne Burgess my honorable discharge from United States Navy active service for commissioning as chief warrant officer United States Marine Corps and continuing to Kerry Burgess the United States Marine Corps general ) To 8/8/1990 is 86 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 1/27/1966 ( Grover Cleveland Bergdoll dead ) is 86 days



http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=18750

The American Presidency Project

George Bush

XLI President of the United States: 1989 - 1993

Address to the Nation Announcing the Deployment of United States Armed Forces to Saudi Arabia

August 8, 1990

In the life of a nation, we're called upon to define who we are and what we believe. Sometimes these choices are not easy. But today as President, I ask for your support in a decision I've made to stand up for what's right and condemn what's wrong, all in the cause of peace.

At my direction, elements of the 82d Airborne Division as well as key units of the United States Air Force are arriving today to take up defensive positions in Saudi Arabia. I took this action to assist the Saudi Arabian Government in the defense of its homeland. No one commits America's Armed Forces to a dangerous mission lightly, but after perhaps unparalleled international consultation and exhausting every alternative, it became necessary to take this action. Let me tell you why.

Less than a week ago, in the early morning hours of August 2d, Iraqi Armed Forces, without provocation or warning, invaded a peaceful Kuwait. Facing negligible resistance from its much smaller neighbor, Iraq's tanks stormed in blitzkrieg fashion through Kuwait in a few short hours. With more than 100,000 troops, along with tanks, artillery, and surface-to-surface missiles, Iraq now occupies Kuwait. This aggression came just hours after Saddam Hussein specifically assured numerous countries in the area that there would be no invasion. There is no justification whatsoever for this outrageous and brutal act of aggression.

A puppet regime imposed from the outside is unacceptable. The acquisition of territory by force is unacceptable. No one, friend or foe, should doubt our desire for peace; and no one should underestimate our determination to confront aggression.

Four simple principles guide our policy. First, we seek the immediate, unconditional, and complete withdrawal of all Iraqi forces from Kuwait. Second, Kuwait's legitimate government must be restored to replace the puppet regime. And third, my administration, as has been the case with every President from President Roosevelt to President Reagan, is committed to the security and stability of the Persian Gulf. And fourth, I am determined to protect the lives of American citizens abroad.

Immediately after the Iraqi invasion, I ordered an embargo of all trade with Iraq and, together with many other nations, announced sanctions that both freeze all Iraqi assets in this country and protected Kuwait's assets. The stakes are high. Iraq is already a rich and powerful country that possesses the world's second largest reserves of oil and over a million men under arms. It's the fourth largest military in the world. Our country now imports nearly half the oil it consumes and could face a major threat to its economic independence. Much of the world is even more dependent upon imported oil and is even more vulnerable to Iraqi threats.

We succeeded in the struggle for freedom in Europe because we and our allies remain stalwart. Keeping the peace in the Middle East will require no less. We're beginning a new era. This new era can be full of promise, an age of freedom, a time of peace for all peoples. But if history teaches us anything, it is that we must resist aggression or it will destroy our freedoms. Appeasement does not work. As was the case in the 1930's, we see in Saddam Hussein an aggressive dictator threatening his neighbors. Only 14 days ago, Saddam Hussein promised his friends he would not invade Kuwait. And 4 days ago, he promised the world he would withdraw. And twice we have seen what his promises mean: His promises mean nothing.

In the last few days, I've spoken with political leaders from the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and the Americas; and I've met with Prime Minister Thatcher, Prime Minister Mulroney, and NATO Secretary General Woerner. And all agree that Iraq cannot be allowed to benefit from its invasion of Kuwait.

We agree that this is not an American problem or a European problem or a Middle East problem: It is the world's problem. And that's why, soon after the Iraqi invasion, the United Nations Security Council, without dissent, condemned Iraq, calling for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of its troops from Kuwait. The Arab world, through both the Arab League and the Gulf Cooperation Council, courageously announced its opposition to Iraqi aggression. Japan, the United Kingdom, and France, and other governments around the world have imposed severe sanctions. The Soviet Union and China ended all arms sales to Iraq.

And this past Monday, the United Nations Security Council approved for the first time in 23 years mandatory sanctions under chapter VII of the United Nations Charter. These sanctions, now enshrined in international law, have the potential to deny Iraq the fruits of aggression while sharply limiting its ability to either import or export anything of value, especially oil.

I pledge here today that the United States will do its part to see that these sanctions are effective and to induce Iraq to withdraw without delay from Kuwait.

But we must recognize that Iraq may not stop using force to advance its ambitions. Iraq has massed an enormous war machine on the Saudi border capable of initiating hostilities with little or no additional preparation. Given the Iraqi government's history of aggression against its own citizens as well as its neighbors, to assume Iraq will not attack again would be unwise and unrealistic.

And therefore, after consulting with King Fahd, I sent Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney to discuss cooperative measures we could take. Following those meetings, the Saudi Government requested our help, and I responded to that request by ordering U.S. air and ground forces to deploy to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Let me be clear: The sovereign independence of Saudi Arabia is of vital interest to the United States. This decision, which I shared with the congressional leadership, grows out of the longstanding friendship and security relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia. U.S. forces will work together with those of Saudi Arabia and other nations to preserve the integrity of Saudi Arabia and to deter further Iraqi aggression. Through their presence, as well as through training and exercises, these multinational forces will enhance the overall capability of Saudi Armed Forces to defend the Kingdom.

I want to be clear about what we are doing and why. America does not seek conflict, nor do we seek to chart the destiny of other nations. But America will stand by her friends. The mission of our troops is wholly defensive. Hopefully, they will not be needed long. They will not initiate hostilities, but they will defend themselves, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and other friends in the Persian Gulf.

We are working around the clock to deter Iraqi aggression and to enforce U.N. sanctions. I'm continuing my conversations with world leaders. Secretary of Defense Cheney has just returned from valuable consultations with President Mubarak of Egypt and King Hassan of Morocco. Secretary of State Baker has consulted with his counterparts in many nations, including the Soviet Union, and today he heads for Europe to consult with President Ozal of Turkey, a staunch friend of the United States. And he'll then consult with the NATO Foreign Ministers.

I will ask oil-producing nations to do what they can to increase production in order to minimize any impact that oil flow reductions will have on the world economy. And I will explore whether we and our allies should draw down our strategic petroleum reserves. Conservation measures can also help; Americans everywhere must do their part. And one more thing: I'm asking the oil companies to do their fair share. They should show restraint and not abuse today's uncertainties to raise prices.

Standing up for our principles will not come easy. It may take time and possibly cost a great deal. But we are asking no more of anyone than of the brave young men and women of our Armed Forces and their families. And I ask that in the churches around the country prayers be said for those who are committed to protect and defend America's interests.

Standing up for our principle is an American tradition. As it has so many times before, it may take time and tremendous effort, but most of all, it will take unity of purpose. As I've witnessed throughout my life in both war and peace, America has never wavered when her purpose is driven by principle. And in this August day, at home and abroad, I know she will do no less.

Thank you, and God bless the United States of America.

Note: The President spoke at 9 a.m. from the Oval Office at the White House. In his remarks, he referred to President Saddam Hussein of Iraq, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney of Canada, and King Fahd bin `Abd al-`Aziz Al Sa`ud of Saudi Arabia. The address was broadcast live on nationwide radio and television.










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January 1966

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The following events occurred in January 1966:


January 27, 1966 (Thursday)

Died: Grover Cleveland Bergdoll, 72, known as "America's Most Notorious Draft Dodger" after fleeing the United States rather than responding to a draft board notice during World War One. After returning to the United States in 1939, Bergdoll served a prison sentence until 1944, and lived his final years in Richmond, Virginia.



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Register of the Papers of the

BERGDOLL FAMILY

1910-1970

2 ft.

MSS 21

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

The Bergdoll family became well-known through the Louis Bergdoll and Sons Brewing Co., founded in 1849 by Louis Bergdoll, a German immigrant. During its peak operating period, the Bergdoll brewery produced one of the most popular beers in the country. In spite of Prohibition, the company did not actually dissolve until 1951, when the Bergdoll building at 29th and Parrish Streets was sold. The Bergdoll estates were valued at several million dollars.

Possibly the most famous Bergdoll was Grover Cleveland Bergdoll, 1893-1966, who earned a nation-wide reputation when he dodged the draft during World War I. He fled to Germany and dodged the draft there when German authorities demanded that he join their military. After years in exile, Grover returned to America in 1939, was tried, and sent to prison. He was released in 1946.

Grover spent most of his later years under psychiatric supervision. Grover's son, Alfred, and lawyer, David Meade White, became his guardians after his incapacitation. Grover Cleveland Bergdoll died on 27 January 1966.



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PHILADELPHIA, June 18.--The man who took Grover Cleveland Bergdoll's place when the draft evader, now a fugitive in Germany, failed to answer the call, died a hero in the Argonne Forest after being cited by the commanding General of his brigade for bravery in action in one of the most noteworthy battles of the war.

June 19, 1921










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THE WEEK


Barbara Bush: horrible mother to a tacky family

Nov 11, 2010

Alexander Cockburn

Alexander Cockburn recalls the angry woman who, we now know, showed her son her miscarried foetus

Americans keep odd things up on the mantelpiece, or in the fridge: Dad's ashes in a biscuit tin or, in Barbara Bush's case, the foetus she miscarried, stored in a mason jar. As her eldest son disclosed this week on national TV, she then handed it to the teenaged George Jr, to take to the hospital. "George, honey, could you hold this while I get the car keys."

"What is it, mom?"

I interviewed Barbara Bush in 1979, when George Sr was vainly challenging Ronald Reagan for the Republican nomination. This was a time when her image-handlers were trying to get round the fact that with her defiant white hair she looked like her husband's mother. They sold her as "the Silver Fox" – America's matriarch.

She was horrible. Bitterness seeped out of her like blood from an underdone ribeye. Every banal question elicited a hiss of derision and contempt.

Years later, some time in the middle of George Jr's first term, maybe 2003, I was driving west across Texas and decided to swing north from Interstate 20 and visit Midland, where George Jr was partly raised, as was the lovely Laura Welch.

My intention was to visit the crossroads where on November 6, 1963, two days after her birthday - yes, she's a Scorpio - Laura rammed her Chevy into a Corvair driven by her sometime boyfriend, Michael Douglas, who died in the collision.

My theory was always that he'd stiffed her as her birthday date and when she saw Michael's Corvair - new model, novel in contour - crossing her path on the Texan plain, treeless back then, she'd put the pedal to the metal. Chevys in those days were well built and you know what Ralph Nader said about Corvairs - "unsafe at any speed."





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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Bush Gives Hussein 48 Hours, President Sets Stage for War, Warns Iraqi Leader to Step Down




http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=63713

The American Presidency Project

George W. Bush

XLIII President of the United States: 2001 - 2009

Address to the Nation on Iraq

March 17, 2003

My fellow citizens, events in Iraq have now reached the final days of decision. For more than a decade, the United States and other nations have pursued patient and honorable efforts to disarm the Iraqi regime without war. That regime pledged to reveal and destroy all its weapons of mass destruction as a condition for ending the Persian Gulf war in 1991.

Since then, the world has engaged in 12 years of diplomacy. We have passed more than a dozen resolutions in the United Nations Security Council. We have sent hundreds of weapons inspectors to oversee the disarmament of Iraq. Our good faith has not been returned.

The Iraqi regime has used diplomacy as a ploy to gain time and advantage. It has uniformly defied Security Council resolutions demanding full disarmament. Over the years, U.N. weapon inspectors have been threatened by Iraqi officials, electronically bugged, and systematically deceived.










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album: "1984 (MCMLXXXIV)" (1984)

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AZ

Van Halen

"Panama"

Jump back, what's that sound ?
Here she comes, full blast and top down.
Hot shoe, burnin' down the avenue.
Model citizen zero discipline
Don't you know she's coming home with me?
You'l lose her in the turn.
I'll get her!
Panama, Panama
Panama, Panama
Ain't nothin' like it, her shiny machine.
Got the feel for the wheel, keep the moving parts clean.
Hot shoe, burnin' down the avenue,
Got an on-ramp comin' through my bedroom.
Don't you know she's coming home with me?
You'll lose her in the turn.
I'll get her!
Yeah, we're runnin' a little bit hot tonight.
I can barely see the road from the heat comin' off of it.
Ah, you reach down, between my legs, ease the seat back.
She's blinding, I'm flying,
Right behind the rear-view mirror now.
Got the feeling, power steering,
Pistons popping, ain't no stopping now!
Panama, Panama
Panama, Panama










From 10/15/1952 ( Harry Truman - Proclamation 2993—Copyright: Principality of Monaco ) To 2/27/1990 ( from my official United States Navy documents: while inport Monaco my permanent transfer from US Navy warship USS Wainwright CG 28 to Naval Station Charleston South Carolina for active duty separation processing ) is 13649 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 3/17/2003 is 13649 days



From 5/12/1991 ( I was the winning race driver at the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix ) To 3/17/2003 is 4327 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 9/7/1977 ( the United States agrees to relinquish control of the Panama Canal ) is 4327 days



From 12/20/1989 ( RACKETEER INFLUENCED AND CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS US Title 18 - George Bush - Address to the Nation Announcing United States Military Action in Panama - as scheduled severe criminal activity against the United States of America ) To 3/17/2003 is 4835 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 1/28/1979 ( premiere US TV episode "Battlestar Galactica"::"The Man with Nine Lives" ) is 4835 days



From 12/25/1991 ( as United States Marine Corps chief warrant officer Kerry Wayne Burgess I was prisoner of war in Croatia ) To 3/17/2003 is 4100 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 1/23/1977 ( premiere US TV miniseries "Roots" ) is 4100 days



From 8/7/1957 ( Oliver Hardy deceased ) To 12/20/1994 ( in Bosnia as Kerry Wayne Burgess the United States Marine Corps captain this day is my United States Navy Cross medal date of record ) is 13649 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 3/17/2003 is 13649 days



From 1/17/1991 ( the date of record of my United States Navy Medal of Honor as Kerry Wayne Burgess chief warrant officer United States Marine Corps circa 1991 also known as Matthew Kline for official duty and also known as Wayne Newman for official duty ) To 3/17/2003 is 4442 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 12/31/1977 ( premiere US TV series episode "In Search of..."::"The Man Who Would Not Die" ) is 4442 days


From 1/17/1991 ( RACKETEER INFLUENCED AND CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS US Title 18 - the Persian Gulf War begins as scheduled severe criminal activity against the United States of America ) To 3/17/2003 is 4442 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 12/31/1977 ( premiere US TV series episode "In Search of..."::"The Man Who Would Not Die" ) is 4442 days



From 5/14/1992 ( as Kerry Wayne Burgess the United States Marine Corps chief warrant officer circa 1992 and United States chief test pilot I performed the first flight of the US Army and Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow ) To 3/17/2003 is 3959 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 9/4/1976 ( George Walker Bush the purveyor of illegal drugs strictly for his personal profit including the trafficking of massive amounts of cocaine into the United States arrested again by police in the United States ) is 3959 days



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From 7/25/1961 ( John Kennedy - Radio and Television Report to the American People on the Berlin Crisis ) To 12/7/1998 ( my first day working at Microsoft Corporation as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and the active duty United States Marine Corps lieutenant colonel circa 1998 ) is 13649 days

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http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=63713

The American Presidency Project

George W. Bush

XLIII President of the United States: 2001 - 2009

Address to the Nation on Iraq

March 17, 2003

My fellow citizens, events in Iraq have now reached the final days of decision. For more than a decade, the United States and other nations have pursued patient and honorable efforts to disarm the Iraqi regime without war. That regime pledged to reveal and destroy all its weapons of mass destruction as a condition for ending the Persian Gulf war in 1991.

Since then, the world has engaged in 12 years of diplomacy. We have passed more than a dozen resolutions in the United Nations Security Council. We have sent hundreds of weapons inspectors to oversee the disarmament of Iraq. Our good faith has not been returned.

The Iraqi regime has used diplomacy as a ploy to gain time and advantage. It has uniformly defied Security Council resolutions demanding full disarmament. Over the years, U.N. weapon inspectors have been threatened by Iraqi officials, electronically bugged, and systematically deceived. Peaceful efforts to disarm the Iraqi regime have failed again and again because we are not dealing with peaceful men.

Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised. This regime has already used weapons of mass destruction against Iraq's neighbors and against Iraq's people.

The regime has a history of reckless aggression in the Middle East. It has a deep hatred of America and our friends. And it has aided, trained, and harbored terrorists, including operatives of Al Qaida.

The danger is clear: Using chemical, biological or, one day, nuclear weapons obtained with the help of Iraq, the terrorists could fulfill their stated ambitions and kill thousands or hundreds of thousands of innocent people in our country or any other.

The United States and other nations did nothing to deserve or invite this threat. But we will do everything to defeat it. Instead of drifting along toward tragedy, we will set a course toward safety. Before the day of horror can come, before it is too late to act, this danger will be removed.

The United States of America has the sovereign authority to use force in assuring its own national security. That duty falls to me as Commander in Chief, by the oath I have sworn, by the oath I will keep.

Recognizing the threat to our country, the United States Congress voted overwhelmingly last year to support the use of force against Iraq. America tried to work with the United Nations to address this threat because we wanted to resolve the issue peacefully. We believe in the mission of the United Nations. One reason theU.N. was founded after the Second World War was to confront aggressive dictators actively and early, before they can attack the innocent and destroy the peace.

In the case of Iraq, the Security Council did act in the early 1990s. Under Resolutions 678 and 687, both still in effect, the United States and our allies are authorized to use force in ridding Iraq of weapons of mass destruction. This is not a question of authority. It is a question of will.

Last September, I went to the U.N. General Assembly and urged the nations of the world to unite and bring an end to this danger. On November 8th, the Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 1441, finding Iraq in material breach of its obligations and vowing serious consequences if Iraq did not fully and immediately disarm.

Today, no nation can possibly claim that Iraq has disarmed, and it will not disarm so long as Saddam Hussein holds power. For the last 4 1/2 months, the United States and our allies have worked within the Security Council to enforce that Council's long-standing demands. Yet, some permanent members of the Security Council have publicly announced they will veto any resolution that compels the disarmament of Iraq. These governments share our assessment of the danger but not our resolve to meet it.

Many nations, however, do have the resolve and fortitude to act against this threat to peace, and a broad coalition is now gathering to enforce the just demands of the world. The United Nations Security Council has not lived up to its responsibilities, so we will rise to ours.

In recent days, some governments in the Middle East have been doing their part. They have delivered public and private messages urging the dictator to leave Iraq, so that disarmament can proceed peacefully. He has thus far refused.

All the decades of deceit and cruelty have now reached an end. Saddam Hussein and his sons must leave Iraq within 48 hours. Their refusal to do so will result in military conflict, commenced at a time of our choosing. For their own safety, all foreign nationals, including journalists and inspectors, should leave Iraq immediately.

Many Iraqis can hear me tonight in a translated radio broadcast, and I have a message for them: If we must begin a military campaign, it will be directed against the lawless men who rule your country and not against you. As our coalition takes away their power, we will deliver the food and medicine you need. We will tear down the apparatus of terror, and we will help you to build a new Iraq that is prosperous and free. In a free Iraq, there will be no more wars of aggression against your neighbors, no more poison factories, no more executions of dissidents, no more torture chambers and rape rooms. The tyrant will soon be gone. The day of your liberation is near.

It is too late for Saddam Hussein to remain in power. It is not too late for the Iraqi military to act with honor and protect your country by permitting the peaceful entry of coalition forces to eliminate weapons of mass destruction. Our forces will give Iraqi military units clear instructions on actions they can take to avoid being attacked and destroyed. I urge every member of the Iraqi military and intelligence services: If war comes, do not fight for a dying regime that is not worth your own life.

And all Iraqi military and civilian personnel should listen carefully to this warning: In any conflict, your fate will depend on your actions. Do not destroy oil wells, a source of wealth that belongs to the Iraqi people. Do not obey any command to use weapons of mass destruction against anyone, including the Iraqi people. War crimes will be prosecuted. War criminals will be punished. And it will be no defense to say, "I was just following orders."

Should Saddam Hussein choose confrontation, the American people can know that every measure has been taken to avoid war and every measure will be taken to win it. Americans understand the costs of conflict because we have paid them in the past. War has no certainty, except the certainty of sacrifice. Yet, the only way to reduce the harm and duration of war is to apply the full force and might of our military, and we are prepared to do so.

If Saddam Hussein attempts to cling to power, he will remain a deadly foe until the end. In desperation, he and terrorists groups might try to conduct terrorist operations against the American people and our friends. These attacks are not inevitable. They are, however, possible. And this very fact underscores the reason we cannot live under the threat of blackmail. The terrorist threat to America and the world will be diminished the moment that Saddam Hussein is disarmed.

Our Government is on heightened watch against these dangers. Just as we are preparing to ensure victory in Iraq, we are taking further actions to protect our homeland. In recent days, American authorities have expelled from the country certain individuals with ties to Iraqi intelligence services. Among other measures, I have directed additional security of our airports and increased Coast Guard patrols of major seaports. The Department of Homeland Security is working closely with the Nation's Governors to increase armed security at critical facilities across America.

Should enemies strike our country, they would be attempting to shift our attention with panic and weaken our morale with fear. In this, they would fail. No act of theirs can alter the course or shake the resolve of this country. We are a peaceful people. Yet we're not a fragile people, and we will not be intimidated by thugs and killers. If our enemies dare to strike us, they and all who have aided them will face fearful consequences.

We are now acting because the risks of inaction would be far greater. In 1 year, or 5 years, the power of Iraq to inflict harm on all free nations would be multiplied many times over. With these capabilities, Saddam Hussein and his terrorist allies could choose the moment of deadly conflict when they are strongest. We choose to meet that threat now, where it arises, before it can appear suddenly in our skies and cities.

The cause of peace requires all free nations to recognize new and undeniable realities. In the 20th century, some chose to appease murderous dictators, whose threats were allowed to grow into genocide and global war. In this century, when evil men plot chemical, biological, and nuclear terror, a policy of appeasement could bring destruction of a kind never before seen on this Earth.

Terrorists and terror states do not reveal these threats with fair notice, in formal declarations. And responding to such enemies only after they have struck first is not self-defense; it is suicide. The security of the world requires disarming Saddam Hussein now.

As we enforce the just demands of the world, we will also honor the deepest commitments of our country. Unlike Saddam Hussein, we believe the Iraqi people are deserving and capable of human liberty. And when the dictator has departed, they can set an example to all the Middle East of a vital and peaceful and self-governing nation.

The United States, with other countries, will work to advance liberty and peace in that region. Our goal will not be achieved overnight, but it can come over time. The power and appeal of human liberty is felt in every life and every land. And the greatest power of freedom is to overcome hatred and violence and turn the creative gifts of men and women to the pursuits of peace.

That is the future we choose. Free nations have a duty to defend our people by uniting against the violent. And tonight, as we have done before, America and our allies accept that responsibility.

Good night, and may God continue to bless America.

NOTE: The President spoke at 8:01 p.m.










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She had asked me as we sat there at the table a question about what I did in my spare time. That was my response.





JOURNAL ARCHIVE: Posted by H.V.O.M at 8:50 AM Saturday, July 21, 2007


When I was sitting there in that bar in our office in historic Bellevue, Washington, in 1999, I told her I drove around in my blue Mazda RX-7 and solved crimes. Suzanne Morgan then looked across the table at Thomas Dawkins and asked him "What did he say?" and Thomas repeated what I had said. Later that evening, from my apartment at Oakwood, I wrote an email to Suzanne and commented that all the cigarette smoke in that bar had caused my face to turn red.


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Harry S. Truman

XXXIII President of the United States: 1945-1953

Proclamation 2993—Copyright: Principality of Monaco

October 15, 1952

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Whereas section 9 of title 17 of the United States Code, entitled "Copyrights", as codified and enacted into positive law by the act of Congress approved July 30, 1947, 61 Stat. 652, provides in part that the copyright secured by said title shall extend to the work of an author or proprietor who is a citizen or subject of a foreign state or nation only:

"(a) When an alien author or proprietor shall be domiciled within the United States at the time of the first publication of his work; or

"(b) When the foreign state or nation of which such author or proprietor is a citizen or subject grants, either by treaty, convention, agreement, or law, to citizens of the United States the benefit of copyright on substantially the same basis as to its own citizens, or copyright protection, substantially equal to the protection secured to such foreign author under this title or by treaty; or when such foreign state or nation is a party to an international agreement which provides for reciprocity in the granting of copyright, by the terms of which agreement the United States may, at its pleasure, become a party thereto.",

and

Whereas section 1 of the said title 17 provides in part as follows:

"Any person entitled thereto, upon complying with the provisions of this title, shall have the exclusive right:

* * * * *

"(e) to perform the copyrighted work publicly for profit if it be a musical composition; * * * Provided, That the provisions of this title, so far as they secure copyright controlling the parts of instruments serving to reproduce mechanically the musical work, shall include only compositions published and copyrighted after July 1, 1909, and shall not include the works of a foreign author or composer unless the foreign state or nation of which such author or composer is a citizen or subject grants, either by treaty, convention, agreement, or law, to citizens of the United States similar rights.";

and

Whereas section 9 of the said title 17 further provides that "The existence of the reciprocal conditions aforesaid shall be determined by the President of the United States, by proclamation made from time to time as the purposes of this title may require * * *"; and

Whereas a Sovereign Ordinance has been issued this day by His Serene Highness the Prince of Monaco whereby citizens of the United States as of this day are entitled to obtain copyright protection in the Principality of Monaco for all their artistic and literary works on substantially the same basis as nationals of Monaco, including rights similar to those provided by section 1(e) of the said title 17:

Now, Therefore, I, Harry S. Truman, President of the United States of America, do declare and proclaim:

That as of this day the conditions specified in section (b) and 1(e) of title 17 of the United States Code exist and are fulfilled with respect to nationals of the Principality of Monaco, and that nationals of the Principality of Monaco as of this day are entitled to all the benefits of the said title 17 except those conferred by the provisions embodied in the second paragraph of section 9(b) thereof regarding the extension of time for fulfilling copyright conditions and formalities.

Provided, that the enjoyment by any work of the rights and benefits conferred by the said title 17 shall be conditioned upon compliance with the requirements and formalities prescribed with respect to such works by the copyright laws of the United States:

And provided further, that the provision of section 1(e) of the said title 17, so far as they secure copyright controlling parts of instruments serving to reproduce mechanically the musical work, shall apply only to compositions published on or after third day, and registered for copyright in the United States which have not been reproduced within the United States prior to this day on any contrivance by means of which the work may be mechanically performed.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington this fifteenth day of October in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-two and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-seventh.

HARRY S. TRUMAN












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http://articles.latimes.com/2003/mar/18/world/fg-assess18

Los Angeles Times


SHOWDOWN WITH IRAQ NEWS ANALYSIS

To Bush, War May Be Ultimate Problem-Solver

Diplomacy meant that smaller countries could stand in the way of the world's superpower.

March 18, 2003 Doyle McManus Times Staff Writer

WASHINGTON — It is time, a sharp-tongued administration official jokes in private, to "give war a chance."

President Bush's ultimatum to Iraq on Monday reflected two convictions that appear to have driven him ever since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. One is his belief that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein poses an imminent threat to the security of the United States; the other is a certainty that U.S. military action can provide a quick and decisive solution to that problem.

"Before it is too late to act, this danger will be removed," Bush said. "The United States of America has the sovereign authority to use force in assuring its own national security.... This is not a question of authority. It is a question of will."

For Bush, six months of frustrating diplomacy at the United Nations produced no solution to the problem of Iraq. Instead, it led to a stinging political setback: his failure to win a majority vote authorizing force to disarm Hussein.

Diplomacy meant that smaller countries -- not only France, but Chile and Cameroon -- could stand in the way of the world's only superpower.

War, in contrast, now apparently looks to the president like the ultimate problem-solving tool. Administration officials say they are not merely confident of victory in Iraq; they have high hopes that victory will come swiftly, with minimal loss of life.

Although Bush in his Monday speech said he would accept a solution short of war if Hussein and his sons left Iraq, other officials said they did not expect that to happen. Indeed, the president used most of his remarks to explain why he intends to use military force and to instruct the Iraqi people how to respond when U.S. forces arrive.

"The idea that our military power is a useful tool to solve problems is an increasingly powerful and widespread view," said Lee H. Hamilton, a former Democratic congressman who now heads the Woodrow Wilson International Center think tank.

"I think Bush is gambling very heavily on a quick and decisive military victory and on a successful aftermath," he said. "On the first point, he will almost surely win his gamble. But the second is much less clear."

Other foreign policy scholars, including some who favor war in Iraq and some who are opposed, made much the same point: American military superiority around the globe means the United States can probably prevail in almost any armed conflict -- and that could turn into a temptation.

But winning hearts and minds may be more difficult, especially if thousands of U.S. troops find themselves running a post-Hussein Iraq.

"Perceptions of power are very significant in decision-makers' psyches when they define interests and objectives," said Terry Deibel, a strategist at the National War College. "If the only tool you've got is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail." (He noted that he was speaking personally, not for the college, which is run by the Department of Defense.)

"American military strength is not in doubt, and our military means have become more effective and more efficient because of technology," Deibel said. By contrast, "The diplomacy we just saw at the U.N. ... is the instrument of the weak."

Deibel said he supports a war against Iraq.

"There is a real threat there, and I don't think inspections would find the smoking gun," he said.

John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago argued that the war is unnecessary, but described the administration's approach to the use of power in similar terms.

"The Bush administration believes in big-stick diplomacy," he said. "It believes ... if you use military force and do it effectively, you'll not only solve the immediate problem the force is directed at, you'll force other states to take notice and throw up their hands in defeat.

"The key question is not how the war will play out but how the occupation will play out," he said. "It's almost impossible for great powers like the United States to conquer and occupy other countries for a long time. The local population will view us as a colonial power. Local forces will rise up and challenge our rule."

Bush aides insist they will not fall into that trap. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has said U.S. forces "will stay as long as necessary and leave as soon as possible."

But the Bush administration has not done as much visible groundwork for the postwar mission as it has for the goal of ousting Hussein. Last week, the Council on Foreign Relations, a bastion of the traditional foreign policy establishment, issued a report warning that the administration has failed to prepare the American public for the costs -- in both money and, perhaps, lives -- of administering Iraq.



http://articles.latimes.com/2003/mar/18/world/fg-assess18/2

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SHOWDOWN WITH IRAQ NEWS ANALYSIS

To Bush, War May Be Ultimate Problem-Solver

Diplomacy meant that smaller countries could stand in the way of the world's superpower.

March 18, 2003 Doyle McManus Times Staff Writer

"The president has done a very good job spelling out the risks of inaction in Iraq, but he hasn't done a good job in spelling out the risks of action," Hamilton said. "He appears to have adopted the view that there should be a major long-term role for the United States in rebuilding Iraq and transforming the Middle East.... But he has not prepared the American people for that."

Foreign policy experts said other diplomatic missteps on the way to Monday's ultimatum also reduced the degree of international support the U.S. can rely on, both during a war and after.

"We have mishandled the diplomacy -- if you want to call it diplomacy -- monstrously," said Lawrence S. Eagleburger, secretary of State during the administration of Bush's father.

"I don't think we could have avoided most of the negative reaction we're getting around the world," he said. "Even if it had been handled beautifully, there was never going to be enough support to get a Security Council vote to authorize military action.... But we could have done it at lower cost."

As a result, Eagleburger and others said, Bush's margin for error is now reduced. If the United States wins the war quickly and easily, and handles the aftermath deftly, all will be forgiven. But if the U.S. action in Iraq runs into problems, the critics will lose no time in pouncing.

"There's a real concern in the rest of the world that the world's only superpower simply should not be allowed to flex its muscles this way," said Eagleburger, who added that he supports the war.

"If, in the aftermath, we find the weapons of mass destruction that we think are there, some of the antagonism will wither on the vine," he said. "But if things go badly in the aftermath, everybody is going to say, 'I told you so.'

"Victory has a thousand fathers," he said. "Defeat is an orphan. Or however that goes."










http://articles.latimes.com/2003/mar/18/world/fg-bush18

Los Angeles Times


SHOWDOWN WITH IRAQ

Bush Gives Hussein 48 Hours

President Sets Stage for War, Warns Iraqi Leader to Step Down

March 18, 2003 Maura Reynolds Times Staff Writer

WASHINGTON — A solemn President Bush put the nation and the world on a war footing Monday, issuing an ultimatum to Iraq's Saddam Hussein to step down within 48 hours or face sure destruction "at a time of our choosing."

In a 15-minute address from the front hall of the White House, the president also delivered three messages to Iraqis and Americans: He promised Iraqis that war would not be aimed at them. He warned Iraqi troops not to resist U.S. forces. And he pledged to Americans to do his utmost to protect the home front from possible retaliation.

"Free nations have a duty to defend our people by uniting against the violent. And tonight, as we have done before, America and our allies accept that responsibility," Bush said.

The president's deadline means that war could begin as early as Wednesday night, Washington time -- the predawn hours of Thursday in Iraq.

Bush stressed that he believes the risks of inaction are greater than the risks of war. "In one year, or five years, the power of Iraq to inflict harm on all free nations would be multiplied many times over," Bush said. "We choose to meet that threat now, where it arises, before it can appear suddenly in our skies and cities."

Around the world, nations and international organizations prepared for a war that many oppose but now feel is inevitable.

The United Nations ordered weapons inspectors and other personnel out of Iraq, in effect halting the inspections process many felt was leading to partial disarmament. Witnesses said early today that a plane carrying the inspectors had taken off from Baghdad on a flight bound for Cyprus.

Foreign diplomats shuttered embassies and prepared to leave the country, and Iraqis stocked up on supplies, taped windows, took their children out of school and climbed aboard buses heading out of the capital.

"For their own safety, all foreign nationals -- including journalists and inspectors -- should leave Iraq immediately," Bush said.

Just after the speech, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge raised the national threat level to orange, or "high," the second-highest level. Ridge cited intelligence reports that in the event of a military campaign against Iraq, "terrorists will attempt multiple attacks against U.S. and coalition targets worldwide."

"These attacks are not inevitable. They are, however, possible," Bush said. "And this very fact underscores the reason we cannot live under the threat of blackmail. The terrorist threat to America and the world will be diminished the moment that Saddam Hussein is disarmed."

Bush said his remarks were being translated and broadcast into Iraq, and he said he had a message for the Iraqi people: "If we must begin a military campaign, it will be directed against the lawless men who rule your country and not against you. As our coalition takes away their power, we will deliver the food and medicine you need. We will tear down the apparatus of terror and we will help you to build a new Iraq that is prosperous and free."

At the same time, he urged the Iraqi military to give up without a fight.

"Our forces will give Iraqi military units clear instructions on actions they can take to avoid being attacked and destroyed," Bush said. "I urge every member of the Iraqi military and intelligence services: If war comes, do not fight for a dying regime that is not worth your own life."

Then he added a threat: "War crimes will be prosecuted. War criminals will be punished. And it will be no defense to say, 'I was just following orders.' "

The call to war had been expected since Sunday, when Bush and allies Britain and Spain held an emergency summit in Portugal's Azores islands and announced that diplomacy would be halted in 24 hours.

Hours later, on Monday morning, the three withdrew from the U.N. Security Council a proposed second resolution seeking authorization for military action. Under the threat of vetoes from France and Russia, the resolution had failed to attract the nine votes needed to pass.

In his remarks, Bush reviewed the failed diplomacy and accused the United Nations and "some permanent members of the Security Council" -- France and Russia -- for faltering.

"These governments share our assessment of the danger but not our resolve to meet it," Bush said. "Many nations, however, do have the resolve and fortitude to act against this threat to peace, and a broad coalition is now gathering to enforce the just demands of the world. The United Nations Security Council has not lived up to its responsibilities, so we will rise to ours."

Bush asserted that even without a new resolution, the United States has a legal right to use force to disarm Iraq.

He cited two resolutions passed in the early 1990s at the time of the Persian Gulf War. And he recalled that Resolution 1441, passed unanimously in November, promised "serious consequences" -- a diplomatic euphemism for military force -- if Iraq failed to disarm.

"This is not a question of authority, it is a question of will," the president said.



http://articles.latimes.com/2003/mar/18/world/fg-bush18/2

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(Page 2 of 2)

SHOWDOWN WITH IRAQ

Bush Gives Hussein 48 Hours

President Sets Stage for War, Warns Iraqi Leader to Step Down

March 18, 2003 Maura Reynolds Times Staff Writer

Bush reviewed the history of the United Nations, saying it had been formed in the ashes of World War II to prevent the rise of new dictators.

"In the 20th century, some chose to appease murderous dictators, whose threats were allowed to grow into genocide and global war. In this century, when evil men plot chemical, biological and nuclear terror, a policy of appeasement could bring destruction of a kind never before seen on this earth," Bush said.

Critics describe the impending campaign as a "preventative war," which has generally been considered illegal under international law. Bush argued that because of the threat that terrorists may acquire weapons of mass destruction, that standard should change.

"Terrorists and terror states do not reveal these threats with fair notice, in formal declarations. And responding to such enemies only after they have struck first is not self-defense, it is suicide."

Bush said "public and private messages" urging Hussein to step down had been delivered in recent days by various Middle Eastern nations. Iraqi officials rejected the idea that Hussein would go into exile.

"He will stay in place like a solid rock," Iraq's Information Minister Mohammed Said Sahaf told the Qatar-based Al Jazeera satellite TV network.

The United States and Britain have more than 200,000 troops deployed around Iraq and primed for military action. Early today, Australian Prime Minister John Howard said about 2,000 Australian troops in the region would also be allowed to join the impending campaign.

Reversing course, Turkish leaders indicated Monday that they will again ask parliament to allow the United States to move troops and equipment into Turkey and open a front in northern Iraq. Despite Ankara's earlier refusal, U.S. ships remain off the coast of Turkey. It is unclear whether they could unload quickly enough to make a difference in a military operation.

The decision to raise the terrorist threat level was announced immediately after the president's speech in a flurry of calls between Ridge and other homeland security officials and the nation's governors, state and local homeland security advisors, business leaders and representatives of Mexico and Canada.

Raising the threat level, said one U.S. official, "was due to a large volume of intelligence reporting across a wide range of sources, some of which are highly reliable, which indicates Al Qaeda probably would attempt to launch terrorist attacks against U.S. interests, claiming they were defending Muslims or the Iraqi people rather than the Saddam Hussein regime."

Bush's speech had been in the works for two days, White House officials said.

It was drafted jointly by chief speechwriter Michael Gerson and political advisor Karen Hughes aboard Air Force One on Sunday night as the president and his aides returned from the Azores.

Bush will address the nation from the Oval Office when he decides to start military action, officials said.

The president said he understood the gravity of his decision and expressed confidence that the American people were prepared for the costs of the conflict.

"War has no certainty, except the certainty of sacrifice," he said.

Bush's Republican allies in Congress welcomed his resolve and backed his conclusion that further diplomatic efforts would be fruitless.

"The president has shown great patience and given diplomacy every chance to work, but as he stated tonight -- the time to act has arrived," said Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.).

Democrats who supported last fall's congressional resolution authorizing the use of force against Iraq expressed disappointment that Bush did not organize more international support but rallied in the name of national unity.

Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) urged Bush to continue trying to build international support for postwar efforts to rebuild Iraq.

The cost of the war and possible postwar expenses loom as the next big fight in Congress. As soon as a military campaign begins, Bush is expected to ask Congress for new funding to pay for the war; some estimate the request will be in the range of $100 billion.

At Camp Matilda, desert headquarters for the 1st Marine Division, troops listened to the president's speech on a radio at 4 a.m. Kuwait time, as trucks loaded Marines and gear for what was described as a previously scheduled exercise in moving the force north, closer to the Iraqi border.

Early foreign reaction to Bush's speech was mixed. Australia and Japan rallied behind the American president. But mostly Muslim Indonesia and Malaysia criticized the ultimatum. Mexico said it regretted that war seemed inevitable. And France said ignoring international disapproval of a war would carry "heavy responsibility."










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