Uncle Fester Arrested?

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 07 Aug 2005 12:00:00 GMT
# Jeff Danziger at Marc Brands Liberty - Bush in Excellent Health - cartoon commentary on Amerika's war president. Not funny.

# As of my publication time this morning, EmerySeeds.com and www.CannabisCulture.com are not responding. I won't panic until they've been out for a few days, but worth watching.

Later: they're back up.

# Andrew S. Fischer at LewRockwell.com - I Have Seen Big Brother -- And He Is Us - Mr. Fischer has just been named the Anti-Money Laundering Officer at his investment firm. His job, Big Brother Is Watching You mandated by the U.S.A. T.R.A.I.T.O.R. Act, is to report "suspicious" transactions to Uncle Sam. Orwell's 1984 writ large. [lew]

# Charley Reese at LewRockwell.com - John Bolton - Mr. Reese is not at all worried about Mr. Bolton's appointment as U.S. United Nations ambassador. The. CommU.N.ists may want to be a world government, but in reality, they have no power. [lew]

The problem with Mr. Bolton is that he is a hack politician who has never shown any ability to build a consensus. The idea that "tough guy" Bolton will "knock heads" at the U.N. is silly. The ambassadors from Russia, China and France are tougher than he is, and a whole lot smarter. Bolton will be ineffective -- which might, after all, be exactly what President Bush wants him to be. One Washington rumor says that Secretary of State Condi Rice wanted Bolton in the U.N. job because it gets him out of the policy-making business. In other words, it's a face-saving way to dump him out of the loop.

# Butler Shaffer at LewRockwell.com - What the 'Struggle' Is All About - it's not really a "War on Terror" or a "Global Struggle against Violent Extremism". In reality, the neocons are fighting a "War for the Status Quo". A thistle by any other name... [smith2004]

The Bush administration has finally confirmed my point. Showing the same irresoluteness that kept shifting the rationale for the war against Iraq, the White House has now changed the name of the conflict that was, according to Mr. Bush, to last forever. The "War on Terror" is now redesignated the "Global Struggle Against Extremism!" No announcement has been made as to who won the war that was as magisterially ended as it had begun. Nor is there any explanation as to why the administration has deviated from White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card's previous political marketing advice: "you don't introduce a new product in August." The War on Terror has been meeting with increased consumer sales resistance, leaving those who trade in death and destruction to come out with new and larger repackaging.

Neither the people of Iraq nor American soldiers will notice any change in their daily lives, of course. The killing and destruction will continue, but under a different rationale. Have you observed how quickly the media and politicians incorporated the new terminology into their public liturgies, substituting the word "extremism" where "terrorism" was once employed? Well-trained actors are quick to adjust to script changes.


Politicians and the media will remind us that efforts to preserve the center from outward collapse, and the campaign to defend the status quo from the forces of change, are necessary to "save civilization." The "terrorist" who drives a truckload of explosives into a Baghdad police station will gradually morph into the "extremist" who defends the medical use of marijuana -- a health-care alternative that would be contrary to the interests of a medical establishment with its "standardized" treatments. The "terrorist" who attacks a subway will soon become indistinguishable, in the popular mind, from an "extremist" journalist who reveals the underside of politics in America. Given the eagerness of most Americans to absorb government lies into their definitions of "reality," members of the established order may believe their task will be a relatively simple one. The question is whether you and I will remain astute enough to make the clear distinctions upon which a rational life depends.

# Libertarian Enterprise - Letter from Steve Preisler - Steve Preisler, the author of the "Uncle Fester" books, some of which Loompanics still sells, has been warned about a warrant for his arrest, under some part of the U.S.A. T.R.A.I.T.O.R. Act, for selling books containing information on making explosives and poisons. His Wikipedia page led me to his web site, where the "illegal" books referenced below are advertised for sale. Entire letter copied below. This seems odd to me, since I've never heard of a notice of an arrest warrant being emailed. Marketing ploy? [tle]

From: <id1209946@dea.gov>
To: <unclefester@gbonline.com>
Date: Monday, August 01, 2005 1:25 PM
Subject: You have been indicted

United States of America
    Case id:176-94-9964201-303
Steven Priesler

Steven Priesler,

A warrant has been issued for your arrest on this day of August, 1 2005. You are being indicted for 36 counts of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, 14 counts of aiding and abetting terrorists, and 172 counts of manslaughter. You have 48 hours to turn yourself in, or we will raid the premises. We have been authorized to use deadly force in the event that it becomes neccessary. You have been warned. It is my pleasure to be the one to inform you that you will be spending the rest of your natural life behind bars. Your books Silent Death, and Home Workshop Explosives are currently illegal to sell or distribute under new antiterrorism legislation.

Forensic evidence has suggested that the bombings in London, England, on July 7th were conducted using formulas from your books. You are being charged for each and every individual's death in the London bombings, the Japanese subway attacks that occured so many years ago, and numerous other deaths that we have linked to your literature. Witnesses report that you have signed autographs to books ordered from your website encouraging them to manufacture methamphetamine in clandestine laboratories. We have intercepted hundreds of emails over the past 12 months indicating that you have knowingly furnished information to indiviuals who you knew were not using it for informational purposes as you write in your disclaimers in your books.

I sincerely hope you can find the best attorney on earth, for all of the good it will do you. Thanks to new legislation we have finally been able to indict you.

Best Regards.

Special Agent, Kenneth Green
Supervisor of E.C.N.T.F
Special Operations Unit

----- End Message -----

You might as well indict the US Patent Office, since that is where the majority of my book contents come from, and they are all available online.

Steve Preisler

# Chet Day at LewRockwell.com - Messing With Yellow Jackets - a natural remedy for treating stings from wasps and hornets: [lew]

So I went down to the kitchen and mixed together...

1 teaspoon of chopped onions

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 teaspoon of unpasteurized apple cider vinegar

I smushed the above three ingredients in a bowl and wrapped the resulting mess in a piece of cotton cloth and applied that to the bite with just a little pressure.

Within fifteen minutes the itching and pain had dissipated.

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