Zebra 3 Report by Joe Anybody
Saturday, 28 April 2007
10 Easy Steps To Fascism
Mood:  incredulous
Now Playing: Fascism is growing in the USA

Here is an Interesting article that unfortunately applies very much to the USA today

It is rather long so below is jus the opening paragraphs. You can read the whole article online at --> http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/51150/?page=1 

I also have posted it on:

Joe Anybody's site here --> http://www.joe-anybody.com/id54.html


Last autumn, there was a military coup in Thailand. The leaders of the coup took a number of steps, rather systematically, as if they had a shopping list. In a sense, they did. Within a matter of days, democracy had been closed down -- the coup leaders declared martial law, sent armed soldiers into residential areas, took over radio and TV stations, issued restrictions on the press, tightened some limits on travel and took certain activists into custody.

They were not figuring these things out as they went along. If you look at history, you can see that there is essentially a blueprint for turning an open society into a dictatorship. That blueprint has been used again and again in more and less bloody, more and less terrifying ways. But it is always effective. It is very difficult and arduous to create and sustain a democracy, but history shows that closing one down is much simpler. You simply have to be willing to take the 10 steps.

As difficult as this is to contemplate, it is clear, if you are willing to look, that each of these 10 steps has already been initiated in the United States by the Bush administration.

Because Americans like me were born in freedom, we have a hard time even considering that it is possible for us to become as unfree, domestically, as many other nations. Because we no longer learn much about our rights or our system of government -- the task of being aware of the Constitution has been outsourced from citizens to professionals such as lawyers and professors -- we scarcely recognise the checks and balances that the founders put in place, even as they are being systematically dismantled. Because we don't learn much about European history, the setting up of a department of "homeland" security -- remember who else was keen on the word "homeland"? -- didn't raise the alarm bells it might have.

It is my argument that, beneath our very noses, George Bush and his administration are using time-tested tactics to close down an open society. It is time for us to be willing to think the unthinkable -- as the author and political journalist Joe Conason has put it -- that it can happen here. And that we are further along than we realize.

Conason eloquently warned of the danger of American authoritarianism. I am arguing that we need also to look at the lessons of European and other kinds of fascism to understand the potential seriousness of the events we see unfolding in the United States.

My fellow Z3 Readers click on the full article link and see these 10 easy steps of serious concern

Posted by Joe Anybody at 4:35 PM PDT
Updated: Saturday, 28 April 2007 4:38 PM PDT
Thursday, 26 April 2007
Answer The Questions Or Are You Lieing
Mood:  d'oh
Now Playing: Lies - Scamming the Public - War Crime Coverups


Sectary of State "Rice"

Listen ...... you will answer the questions.

We are the people of the Unite States and we hold you accountable

My fair Z3 Readers, how much more lies, cover up, nation security etc, are we going to take? I am so sick of reading news that says "no comment" or "I don't remember" or not "under Oath" or Refusing "just because I don't have to explain to the citizens"

How much of this scamming and covering up are you going to accept

I am about fed up ..... so here is todays article that shows exactly what is the core of why are country is so screwed up.


OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Thursday she has already answered the questions she has been subpoenaed to answer before a U.S. congressional committee and suggested she is not inclined to comply with the order.

Rice said she would respond by mail to questions from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the Bush administration's prewar claims about Saddam Hussein seeking weapons of mass destruction, but signaled she would not appear in person.

"I am more than happy to answer them again in a letter," she told reporters in Oslo, where she is attending a meeting of NATO foreign ministers.

The comments were her first reaction to a subpoena issued on Wednesday by the committee chaired by Rep. Henry Waxman, a Democrat from California.

Rice said she respected the oversight function of the legislative branch, but maintained she had already testified in person and under oath about claims that Iraq had sought uranium from Africa during her confirmation hearing for the job of secretary of state.

"I addressed these questions, almost the same questions, during my confirmation hearing," she said. "This is an issue that has been answered and answered and answered."

Rice noted that she had been serving as President George W. Bush's national security adviser during the period covered by the panel's questions, and stressed the administration's position that presidential aides not confirmed by the Senate cannot be forced to testify before Congress under the doctrine of executive privilege.

"This all took place in my role as national security adviser," she said. "There is a constitutional principle. There is a separation of powers and advisers to the president under that constitutional principle are not generally required to go and testify in Congress.

"So, I think we have to observe and uphold the constitutional principle, but I also observe and uphold the obligation of Congress to conduct its oversight role, I respect that. But I think I have more than answered these questions, and answered them directly to Congressman Waxman."

Rice declined to respond when asked if she would absolutely refuse to testify under subpoena.

Her spokesman, Sean McCormack, said later that no final decision had been made about Rice appearing before the committee.

Waxman's committee voted 21-10 on Wednesday to subpoena Rice despite the U.S. State Department's insistence that the questions have already been answered.

The congressman has complained for weeks that Rice and the State Department have failed to respond to questions about the claim that Saddam Hussein had tried to by uranium from Niger.


Posted by Joe Anybody at 4:39 PM PDT
Wednesday, 25 April 2007
I am starting a new "PICTURE BLOG" it is called "STREET GARBAGE"
Mood:  energetic
Now Playing: GARBAGE EVERYDAY is what i see when I park for work - Now I am sharing the pictures on my new blog



Stop by frequently and see the daily Street Garbage on a sidewalk in Portland Oregon that I look at every day I go to work

Once in a while there is "NO GARBAGE" ????

But those days are very far and few.

Swing by to smell the heap and see my Picture blog I am just starting today on April 25 2007

Posted by Joe Anybody at 6:42 PM PDT
Updated: Wednesday, 25 April 2007 6:53 PM PDT
Monday, 23 April 2007
Lockheed Martin faces setbacks
Mood:  chatty

 Hello Z3 Readers here is an article I copied from:




Top U.S. defence contractor Lockheed Martin faces setbacks, but Wall Street seems unfazed

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lockheed Martin is taking hits right and left - criticism of its newly designed presidential helicopter, the unusual Navy cancellation of a multimillion-dollar combat ship and losing its shared oversight role on a Coast Guard project worth billions.


Wall Street so far has shrugged at the missteps of the biggest U.S. defence contractor, since its bottom line won't be hurt in the near term. But Lockheed executives are worried, experts say, and not just about the negative headlines. The Democrat-led Congress is scrutinizing defence spending more closely and each time Lockheed stumbles it gives rivals an opportunity to horn in on its business.


"These are significant setbacks for Lockheed that occur against a backdrop of remarkable success over the last five years," said Loren Thompson, a defence analyst at the Lexington Institute in Arlington, Va. "The real question is if that trend is going to continue.


The company has had recent stumbles:


-The Coast Guard this week said it was taking over management of a troubled US$24 billion modernization program dubbed Deepwater that had been run by a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp. since its 2002 inception.


-The U.S. Navy last week cancelled a shipbuilding contract with Lockheed after negotiations to control costs on the second of two Littoral Combat Ships failed.


-The Government Accountability Office last month criticized Lockheed's work on a new fleet of Marine One helicopters for exceeding program costs and for being about 600 kilograms overweight.


Despite these events, Lockheed's stock price has been relatively steady and Wall Street analysts have barely raised an eyebrow. In fact, many analysts praised Lockheed's financial discipline for walking away from the combat ship deal after weeks of fruitless negotiations. Analysts said the cancelled Navy deal would have little effect on the bottom line of the Bethesda, Md.-based company, which reported a 6.5 per cent jump in 2006 sales to US$39.6 billion.


Since the beginning of the month, Lockheed's stock has dipped about one per cent, while some of its rivals, including General Dynamics Corp., Boeing Co. and others, have seen modest gains.


But government and technology industry experts said Lockheed is concerned about the high-profile problems on government deals. Although continued contract wins in a variety of areas suggest Lockheed's reputation remains solid, any problems that arise bring unwanted attention from the media and lawmakers.

"If you're going to build a new technology, you're going to have to accept some failures," said James Lewis, director of the technology and public policy program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank.


And the company is not shy about branching out. While being known for making fighter jets and missiles, it also is expanding into government information technology and shipbuilding.


Lockheed Martin used to be considered an aerospace firm, but Lewis said a company executive recently corrected him by saying, "we're an IT company now." That official also told Lewis that the shipbuilding problems were a "huge headache."


But with hundreds of contracts in place serving dozens of customers worldwide, Lockheed spokesman Craig Quigley said "rarely are these programs easy." He described Lockheed as a "high-end engineering company" faced with difficult challenges that attempts to effectively apply its systems integration and program management expertise.


With 140,000 employees, many of whom are engineers, Quigley scoffed at the notion that Lockheed had spread itself too thin and said the company "moves skill sets around ... to address the challenges we're faced with."

The Navy combat ship deal was Lockheed's first and only one working as a prime shipbuilding vendor for the government and was bigger than the rest of its shipbuilding contracts combined, Quigley said, adding that company is pursuing other opportunities internationally.


Still, Lockheed CEO Bob Stevens said last week the company was "greatly disappointed by the cost growth" on the first Navy combat ship and frustrated that "we will not have the opportunity to apply lessons learned to a second ship."


"The first time you try a new military technology there are teething problems," Lewis said, adding that he did not expect the Navy and Coast Guard issues to have any long-term effect on Lockheed.


"Neither of these stories is good news for Lockheed, but it's not as though the company was fired," said Thompson, who does some government budget and acquisition consulting for Lockheed, but not for specific programs. "My impression is that they're departures from the norm rather than a new trend."


But senior U.S. Navy officials have recently stressed a need to revamp their acquisition strategy as various key ship programs continue to exceed initial contract estimates. The service has floated the idea of moving toward fixed-priced contracts for most ship programs, rather than cost-plus contracts where vendors can raise their price tags and reap extra revenue.


The most harshest criticism of Lockheed's work is expected Wednesday afternoon at a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing that will focus on the results of an investigation conducted by its oversight staff on the Deepwater patrol boat conversion.


The Coast Guard this week permanently decommissioned the eight cutters that had been removed from service late last year because of hull problems. Michael DeKort, a former Lockheed Martin employee who detailed electronics safety and security issues in the cutters beginning in 2003, and later chronicled his complaints in a YouTube video, is scheduled to testify about the company's alleged negligence and legislators already have called on the U.S. Justice Department to investigate.


Shares of Lockheed added 35 cents to $96.31 in Wednesday trading on the New York Stock Exchange.




Posted by Joe Anybody at 12:02 PM PDT
Updated: Wednesday, 25 April 2007 6:54 PM PDT
MotorHome - To Grannies Protesting -To Blackwater Articles
Mood:  not sure
Now Playing: These Pissed Off Grannies Got A Message I Can Agree With

Howdy my fair-minded level-headed friends and Political Readers

I have been busy working on my Motor Home which is stranded

It has been in my friends driveway (for the last year) and now ....I am trying to get it running...... man !!!

Blasted ....no luck today ...and now will have to be back in 2 days to try again.

Meanwhile on last Friday I went and filmed the .....


"Surge Protection Brigade Grannies "

at the Military Center in Portland.

The one hour Google video I made is right here:



Also here is an article I found on a new media website that looked interesting; I thought maybe I should post it before I read it while I have my blog open and that way it will actually get to "you" my Z3 readers quicker . The down side is it hasn't been proof-read for Zebra3 quality.

But just seeing the title and it is on Blackwater well heck

..... it's got to be good!





Posted by Joe Anybody at 2:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 21 April 2007
Why Is Agustin's fate still at this crossroad?
Mood:  irritated
Now Playing: Aguayo fate still on rocky grounds

I was curious about when and if Agustin Aguayao was home yet

I was told it is not going to be that simple

I could sense an air of despair in the words as I read them

I can see the ugly monsters head rearing up in the shadow of Agustin

I can see the beast that wants blood and vengeance and fear cast its shadow

I also see a brave man, a man that is committed to Peace, a man jailed for his beliefs, a man that is being treated not on his words or his actions but on the argumentum ad veranda

For More Information see  " JOE ANYBODYS WEBSITE For Agustin "

and read this latest post from his website http://www.aguayodefense.org/



Amnesty International declares Augie a prisoner of conscience.


Augie was released from Mannheim TODAY! However, it is not a moment of rejoice. It could take the Army 12-24 months, from now, to discharge Augie. His case is not technically concluded until the Commanding General takes action (meaning he approves what happened at the court martial). And, because Augie got a bad conduct discharge in a general court-martial it goes through an automatic appeal process.


Essentially, he is still property of the Army and since he is still in the Army, he has to obey Army Regulations. For example he cannot protest in uniform. During this time he could potentially be charged with anything else. As it stands now he has two federal convictions meaning two felonies: one for missing movement and the other for desertion. We do not accept this. We demand that Augie be recognized as a CO and will continue to fight this in court. If needed, we will take it to the Supreme Court.

Augie's actions have inspired countless other soldiers. We have received many letters in support of soldiers in Iraq, as well as soldiers awaiting subsequent deployment orders as well as many other conscientious objectors in the military. I think Augie has done a great deal to stop this war and for that I have the most respect for him. He is an honorable man that stands by his convictions and follows through no matter what! He will go on a Victory Tour across the nation. We urge you to consider sponsoring a stop in your city. Funds are still needed to continue our fight. Please consider donating to Agustin Aguayo's Political and Legal Defense Fund.

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Posted by Joe Anybody at 12:57 AM PDT
Updated: Saturday, 21 April 2007 12:59 AM PDT
Monday, 16 April 2007
Fire "Gonzales" and Impeach "Bush" ...... NOW!
Mood:  celebratory

these cheater and liars and thieves

About every fricking one of them is following the other .......


(I would prefer to send them all to GITMO with no trial)

To bad they all Screwed up this great country before they were sent to the CLINKER with leg irons and loud music 24 hours a day while their eyes are held open to strobe lights!!!!!! Laughing

Z3 Readers .....read this update about these two Texas Crooks and then yell the word "JAIL-EM- NOW" ... {as loud as you can}



Bush, Gonzales

reportedly discussed


fired prosecutor!


By Margaret Talev

McClatchy Newspapers


WASHINGTON - New details emerging from Justice Department interviews and e-mails suggest that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and perhaps President Bush were more active than they've acknowledged in the firings last year of eight U.S. attorneys, lawmakers said Monday.

Gonzales will be under pressure to explain those contradictions when he testifies Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee about his role in the firings. The hearing was scheduled for Tuesday, but lawmakers delayed it after a shooting spree Monday at Virginia Tech left at least 33 people dead, including the gunman.

The attorney general also faced more pressure after a group of conservatives that includes former Reagan administration Justice Department official Bruce Fein sent a letter Monday to Bush and Gonzales calling for the attorney general's resignation "for the good of the country."

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Gonzales' former chief of staff, Kyle Sampson, told congressional investigators on Sunday that Gonzales remembered talking to Bush last October about concerns with then-U.S. Attorney David Iglesias of New Mexico.

Iglesias was forced out last December. While the White House has said Bush passed along complaints to Gonzales last October about voter fraud in three states, including New Mexico, the White House cast it as a broad conversation, not a discussion about an individual.

Gonzales has maintained that he doesn't recall the conversation with Bush - a position contradicted by Sampson's statement to congressional staff.

White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said Monday she knew of no conversation between the president and Gonzales about Iglesias. "The president has a vague recollection" of passing on to the attorney general "complaints he'd been hearing about prosecution of voter fraud cases, including in New Mexico," she said.

Congressional investigators also are focusing on e-mails and interviews that contradict Gonzales' statement in a March 26 interview with NBC that he wasn't involved in deliberations over whether particular U.S. attorneys should be asked to resign.

Schumer said Associate Attorney General William Mercer, who also spoke in recent days with congressional staffers, suggested that Gonzales was involved in a June 5, 2006, briefing about the future of then-U.S. Attorney Carol Lam of San Diego. Lam was fired in December.

That account could bolster an e-mail that was included in the Justice Department's release of roughly 6,000 pages, and first reported by ABC News, in which Sampson wrote to Mercer about Gonzales' state of mind and the need to insulate the Justice Department from political criticism over immigration enforcement.

The e-mail suggested that Gonzales supported in concept a plan to remove Lam if she didn't go along with changes in immigration enforcement in her district.

Justice Department spokesman Brian Roehrkasse said Monday that the June 5 meeting "was held to discuss improving immigration enforcement in the southern district of California," following complaints from Congress. As for the e-mail, Roehrkasse said, "Clearly the attorney general will be testifying to this issue in the coming days."

As for Sampson's recollection of what Gonzales remembered about his conversation with the president, Roehrkasse said he would "refer to what the attorney general has said in the past."

Schumer said Sampson also told investigators that former Arkansas U.S. Attorney Bud Cummins was forced out for performance-related reasons, but Sampson couldn't recall what the reasons were. That contradicts testimony in February from Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty, who said he knew of no cause for Cummins' removal other than that he was making room for a new U.S. attorney. That replacement, Tim Griffin, is a former aide to Bush's political adviser and deputy chief of staff, Karl Rove.

Sampson, through his lawyer, didn't return calls for comment. A Senate Judiciary senior aide familiar with Sampson's closed-door testimony over the weekend confirmed Schumer's account. The aide asked not to be identified because the testimony hasn't been made public.

In another development, the House Judiciary Committee on Monday asked that eight new Justice Department officials come forward for interviews. That includes the current U.S. attorneys in three states where the White House forwarded complaints about voter fraud to Gonzales - in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and New Mexico. It also includes the U.S. attorney in Minnesota, a young, former Gonzales aide handpicked to replace her predecessor. Her management team stepped aside recently in apparent protest of her job performance.


Our Country is being ruined every day it gets worse Cry

IMPEACH - Fire - and then "jail these thieves " 


Posted by Joe Anybody at 7:14 PM PDT
Updated: Monday, 16 April 2007 7:15 PM PDT
Saturday, 14 April 2007
Bill O'Reilly & Geraldo Rivera -immigration & katrina clips-
Mood:  incredulous

my fellow Z3 readers, you got to see this racist getting upset

It is amazing the hate in peoples hearts

It is astounding that this kind of racism and disregard for humans is even able to see the light of day.

Watch this hot head O'riley get straightened out by Geraldo


Immigration debate with an extremist "hatemonger"(bill)  by Geraldo


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EXIT 235 Bridge Horror Story

New Orleans - Katrina - Abuse By Governemt And FEMA


One more good one by Geraldo and on a whole different topic is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPswpqB73SA

It is concerning the blatant disregard for Life in the Katrina disaster. And shows the extreme neglect that our Government and FEMA toward suffering Humans. It is a crime. The place still is a mess and a disaster

Watch this and remember this is the government that cares about you.

Do your self a favor and note how FAUX (FOX) news tries to tame this down .....watch Hanity try to not let this news be heard......
You know he works and serves his corporate News Masters......

These two reporters are real ......listen to their story and then ask yourselves my good fellow and faithfully readers ...

"WHAT IN THE HELL IS OUR GOVERNMENT/ POLICE?FEMA DOING TO THESE PEOPLE" ...please ask yourself that and remember this true story of the bridge that no one was allowed to cross.






Posted by Joe Anybody at 10:08 PM PDT
Updated: Saturday, 14 April 2007 10:18 PM PDT
Thursday, 12 April 2007
See What Those Democrats Are Doing?
Mood:  don't ask
Now Playing: Shady Spin and Trumped-up Propaganda

The article below was copied from the website;


"Some very thoughtless person"

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates complained bitterly today that "some very thoughtless person" at the Pentagon leaked word about duty extensions for Army units in Iraq and Afghanistan. Gates said that the leak robbed the Army "the opportunity to notify unit commanders who could then talk to their troops 48 hours before we made a public announcement."

Was there maybe another reason that Gates wanted to keep the story under wraps? As War Room reader Terry Anastassiou notes, George W. Bush mentioned duty extensions just yesterday as one of the terrible things that might have to happen if Congress doesn't get him a timetable-free "emergency" supplemental spending bill soon. At a speech at an American Legion post in Virginia, Bush said: "If Congress fails to pass a bill I can sign by mid-May ... Some of our forces now deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq may need to be extended, because other units are not ready to take their places."

We're just guessing here, but it's not all that hard to imagine how this might have played out for the White House. Bush plays hardball with the Democrats into May. The Pentagon announces that it has to extend troop deployments by a few months. And the president says, "See, I warned you. Look what those Democrats have done."

Posted by Joe Anybody at 4:51 PM PDT
Updated: Saturday, 14 April 2007 10:19 PM PDT
Wednesday, 11 April 2007
Mood:  don't ask
Now Playing: FUCK WAR
Topic: WAR







Posted by Joe Anybody at 12:53 AM PDT

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