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Posted by  Eugene Pentz on April 30, 2003 at 23:38:34:

In Reply to:  Because they don't want to - er....rrrrrrright posted by bricklyne on April 17, 2003 at 19:30:17:


A message from Mr. Michael Moore ("Bowling for Columbine")
www.michaelmoore.com


"Well, the good news -- if there can be any good news this week -- is that
not only have neither I nor others been silenced, we have been joined by
millions of Americans who think the same way we do. Don't let the false
patriots intimidate you by setting the agenda or the terms of the debate."

Film-maker Michael Moore's web site gained more hits than any other political site in the world following
his controversial Oscar speech ........

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Do not break this please, just send it at least to (4) people. There is no cost, but lots of rewards for generations to come.(Thank you)


Please forward this E-mail to your Loved ones, Relatives, Friends, News media, your MP and as many political levels around the Globe as possible. ( Acknowledgment of this E-mail appreciated )

BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE
Michael Moore and Michael Donovan

ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

Michael Moore: Whoa. On behalf of our producers Kathleen Glynn
and Michael Donovan from Canada, I'd like to thank the Academy for
this. I have invited my fellow documentary nominees on the stage
with us, and we would like to they're here in solidarity with me
because we like nonfiction. We like nonfiction and we live in
fictitious times. We live in the time where we have fictitious election
results that elects a fictitious president. We live in a time where we
have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons. Whether it's the
fictition of duct tape or fictition of orange alerts we are against this
war, Mr. Bush. Shame on you, Mr. Bush, shame on you. And any
time you got the Pope and the Dixie Chicks against you, your time is
up. Thank you very much

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The program "20/20" aired on 14/3/03 focused on three military prisoners in Iraq. I was absolutely disgusted with 20/20's coverage concerning the issues of the overall crises the world is facing today.

"The three individual should consider themselves some of the luckiest terrorists on this planet, taking into consideration the crime they and their comrades have committed. Over 460 woman and children were burned alive while these so-called heroes bombed their shelter in the residential section of the city.
(God forgive those with such horrendous crimes ,while carrying their nightmarish burden for the rest of their lives).
"Such an endless list of other crimes will follow from generation to generation, unless we as peace-seeking and respectful Citizens of Humanity refuse to acknowledge and serve evil's call for its satanic acts. We must sanction and apply other coercive measures to cut ties with those whom are providing their physical and financial support , their knowledge and benefiting from such horrendous crimes."

Eugene J. Pentz
westsidecarving.teach@shaw.ca
To learn about our personal endurances, inflicted by criminal mentality, please click on:
www.geocities.com/pentzjustice

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Just something to think about,


IRAQ WAR FACTS

Compiled by the Oregon Center for Public Policy, the Vietnam Veterans
Against the War & other listed sources

1. Q: What percentage of the world's population does the U.S. have ?
A: 6%

2. Q: What percentage of the world's wealth does the U.S. have ?
A: 50%

3. Q: Which country has the largest oil reserves ?
A: Saudi Arabia

4. Q: Which country has the second largest oil reserves ?
A: Iraq

5. Q: How much is spent annually worldwide for military purposes ?
A: $900 + billion

6. Q: How much of this amount is spent by the U.S. government ?
A: 50%

7. Q: What percent of US military spending would ensure that everyone in
the world receive the essentials for life according to the UN?
A: 10%

8. Q: How many people have died in wars since World War II ?
A: 86 million

9. Q: How long has Iraq had chemical and biological weapons ?
A: since the 1980's.

10. Q: Is Iraq solely responsible for developing these chemical biological
weapons ?
A: No, the materials and technology were supplied to Iraq by the US and
British governments along private corporations.

11. Q: Did the US government condemn Iraq for the use of gas warfare against
Iran in the Iran-Iraq war?
A: No

12. Q: How many people are purported to have been killed using gas in the
Kurdish town of Halabja in 1988?
A: 5,000

13. Q: How many western countries condemned this action at the time ?
A: 0

14. Q: How many gallons of agent Orange did America use in the Vietnam war ?
A: 17 million.

15. Q: Are there any proven links between Iraq and September 11th terrorist
attack?
A: No

16. Q: What is the estimated number of civilian casualties in the 1990 Gulf War?
A: 35,000 Iraqis

17. Q: How many casualties did the Iraqi military inflict on the US forces during the 1990 Gulf War?
A: 0

18. Q: How many retreating Iraqi soldiers were buried alive by U.S. tanks with ploughs mounted on the front?
A: 6,000

19. Q: How many tons of depleted uranium were used in the bombing of Iraq by the U.S. during the 1990 Gulf War?
A: 40 tons

20. Q: What, according to the UN, was the increase in cancer rates in Iraq between 1991 and 1994 as a result of the US use of nuclear weapons?
A: 700%

21. Q: How much of Iraq 's military capacity did America claim it had destroyed in 1991?
A: 80%

22. Q: Is there any proof that Iraq plans to use its weapons for anything other than deterrence and self defense?
A: No

23. Q: Does Iraq present more of a threat to world peace now than it did 10 years ago?
A: No

24. Q: How many civilian deaths has the Pentagon predicted if they attack Iraq in 2002/3 ?
A: 10,000

25. Q: What percentage of these will be children?
A: Over 50%

26. Q: How many years has the U.S. been bombing Iraq?
A: 13 years

27. Q: Were the U.S and the UK considered to be at war with Iraq between December 1998 and September 1999?
A: No

28. Q: How many pounds of explosives were dropped on Iraq between December 1998 and September 1999?
A: 20 million

29. Q: How many years ago was UN Resolution 661 introduced imposing strict sanctions on Iraq 's imports and exports?
A: 12 years

30. Q: What was the child death rate in Iraq in 1989 (per 1,000 births)?
A: 38

31. Q: What was the estimated child death rate in Iraq in 1999 (per 1,000 births)?
A: 131 (that's an increase of 345%)

32. Q: How many Iraqis are estimated to have died by October 1999 as a result of UN sanctions?
A: 1.5 million

33. Q: How many Iraqi children are estimated to have died due to sanctionssince 1997?
A: 750,000

34. Q: Did Saddam order the inspectors out of Iraq?
A: No

35. Q: How many inspections were there in November and December 1998?
A: 300

36. Q: How many of these inspections had problems?
A: 5

37. Q: Were the weapons inspectors allowed entry to the Ba'ath Party HQ?
A: Yes

38. Q: Who said that by December 1998, " Iraq had in fact, been disarmed to a level unprecedented in modern history."
A: Scott Ritter, UNSCOM chief weapons inspector

39. Q: In 1998 how much of Iraq's post 1991 capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction did the UN weapons inspectors claim to have discovered and dismantled?
A: 90%

40. Q: Has Iraq allowed the weapons inspectors back in?
A: Yes

41. Q: How many UN resolutions did Israel violate by 1992?
A: Over 65

42. Q: How many UN resolutions on Israel did America veto between 1972 and 1990?
A: 30+

44. Q: How many countries are known to have nuclear weapons?
A: 8

45. Q: How many nuclear warheads has Iraq got?
A: 0

46. Q: How many nuclear warheads has US got?
A: over 10,000

47. Q: Which is the only country in the world to use nuclear weapons?
A: the US

The following information was compiled from various sources including:
Harper's, Inter-Church Action, Halifax Herald, Peace Magazine, New York
Times, and CNN. Value of 100 Iraqi dinars in 1990: $400.00 in 2000:
0.6 cents
Amount generated by UN's Oil for Food program per person per day: 70 cents
Decline in Oil for Food revenues after U.S. and Britain impose new pricing
system in 2001: 40% Increase in cost of food since 1990: 12,000 times

Number of Iraqis who depend upon their government for food: 80%
Number of water pumping stations bombed by US in Gulf war: 4 of 7
Iraqi hospitals bombed by US in Gulf War: 28 Percentage of Iraqi hospital
equipment no longer working (1997): 75%
Value of medical equipment held by UN Sanctions Committee as "dual use"
(2001): $1 billion
Number of times by July 2000 that the U.S. and Britain had vetoed
humanitarian goods to Iraq as "dual use": 1,989

Items which were considered to be "dual use" by US government and therefore
banned in Iraq: school supplies, desks, tables, paper, wastepaper baskets,
pens, ink, pencils, baking soda, shampoo, shoes, coffins, needles for
syringes, catheter bags, vaccines, ventilators, cardiac equipment,
incubators, sterilizers, medical journals, violin strings Year in which the
U.S. blocked export of 200 Canadian ambulances to Iraq: 2002

Estimated cost of another war on Iraq: $50 - 200 billion dollars US Number
of Iraqi children estimated to die each month from sanction-relatedcauses:
4,500

Total Number of people killed in September 11th: 3,031 The countries the US
has bombed since WWII (compiled by historian William Blum):

1. China 1945-46
2. Korea 1950-53
3. China 1950-53
4. Guatemala 1954
5. Indonesia 1958
6. Cuba 1959-60
7. Guatemala 1960
8. Congo 1964
9. Peru 1965
10. Laos 1964-73
11. Vietnam 1961-73
12. Cambodia 1969-70
13. Guatemala 1967-69
14. Grenada 1983
15. Libya 1986
16. El Salvador 1980s\
17. Nicaragua 1980s
18. Panama 1989
19. Iraq 1991-2003
20. Sudan 1998
21. Yugoslavia 1999
22. Afghanistan 1998, 2001-2002
23. Iraq 1998 - 2003

How many of these countries have formed a democratic government as a result of the military action:
(a) 0
(b) 0
(c) 0
(d) 0

This quiz compliments of Vietnam Veterans Against the War. Ben Chitty USN 65-9 VN 66-7 68 NY/VVAW

Peace Center P.O. Box 36, San Antonio, Texas 78291

Number of military actions where the United States has been the aggressor since World War II: nearly 200 (Vidal Gore - Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace).........

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