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Franklin D. Roosevelt (portrayed by retired University of Central Oklahoma professor Patrick McGinnis),

the U.S. president who guided the country through the troubled times of the 1930s. 

On Sept. 11, 2001:


I was working with a group of collaborators in St. Paul, Minn. We were seeking ways to improve Emergency Alert Systems for communities where English is a second language. This project was organized through the Emergency and Community Health Outreach (ECHO) collaborative.


The membership of ECHO includes the Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, a number of local public health agencies from the metro area, private voluntary sector organizations and leaders from the cultural communities that will be served. That afternoon, our crew was ready to launch our NetBriefings Webcast on WMD Threats for the Minnesota FBI InfraGard Chapter. Its meeting at Hamline University was rescheduled for the following month.


My daughter, Malia, was traveling via Hiroshima, Japan, to perform at a global festival in Seoul, Korea. The Heart of the Beast Mask and Puppet Theater has as its global mission community building through hands-on storytelling. Its themes include the futility of war to resolve regional conflicts.


Then in fall 2005, as she was departing for Taiwan to help guide the Dream Community Festival, we discussed fresh perspectives on remarks from “The World is Flat” by Thomas L. Friedman.


I’m delighted to find creative signs of “sea changes” in future thought leadership learning programs

Invest in Peace08.pdf (17-Jun-2008: Leavenworth Times Op-Ed article by Matt Nowak)


Sept. 11 still vivid in mind of officer / LJWorld.com

By Melissa Treolo. September 11, 2009. ... But Brierton's duties in assisting with the aftermath of Sept. 11 didn't end there. ...



National & World News / LJWorld.com

Sep 11, 2009 ... Sept. 11 still vivid in mind of officer: By Melissa Treolo:

September 11, ...  Military officers prepare to mark eighth anniversary of 9/11 attacks ....



Also see: Manifest Destiny (Crisis Management) ... Anticipatory thinking (futures)


Power and the Presidency

Bill Moyers talks with constitutional law professor Charles Fried and lawyer and author Fritz Schwarz on the growing power of the executive branch.


October 26, 2007

Another Church Committee?

Bill Moyers' guests this week debated the need for greater oversight of executive wiretapping programs. Fritz Schwarz was lead counsel on the Church Committee, which lead to the passing of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978, representing one of the first major checks, aside from the Constitution itself, on an Administration's ability to eavesdrop on Americans suspected of consorting with foreign enemies.




The Fifth Freedom,

Noam Chomsky interviewed by Stephen Marshall


'The Fifth Freedom', Noam Chomsky interviewed by Stephen Marshall (November, 2001)
www.chomsky.info/interviews/200111--04.htm - Cached - Similar pages


And it was understood, internally, that it was necessary to make some appeal to the huge part of the world which was the colonial world - we now call the south or the Third World - which would make them believe that we were really fighting for good things. Not just to restore colonialism.


And out of that came the Four Freedoms. And by the ‘fifthfreedom, I meant the one that they didn’t mention. But the crucial one. Namely the freedom to rob and exploit, that’s a freedom that we and our powerful countries, the imperial countries, insist on. And that was the real freedom that was being fought for.


And the colonial world, if they didn’t know it already, discovered that very fast after the Second World War. That’s a good part of the history of the last 50 years… is the record of how the great powers - primarily the United States, because it’s the most powerful - pursued their own freedom to rob and exploit and oppress and so on.


That’s the real history. It may not be taught in school here but the real history of British imperialism wasn’t taught in British schools either. It’s known by the victims.


In 2005 while traveling abroad in Oman, Cheney cited, in a speech, the Republican minority report from the Iran-Contra hearings in 1987.  Cheney was, at that time, a congressman from Wyoming. 


The minority report says among other things, "the Chief Executive will on occasion feel duty bound to assert monarchical notions of prerogative that will permit him to exceed the laws."  As a Republican Representative, Cheney was a leading advocate of this view of presidential power. 


Unchecked and Unbalanced ...

  • Presidential Power in a Time of Terror 

by Schwarz and Huq.


Kakutani, Michiko.

"Unchecked and Unbalanced", The New York Times, July 6, 2007. Retrieved on July 7, 2007. 


OMNI Fall Forums 2003

Unchecked and Unbalanced: Presidential Power in a Time of Terror.

..... at 9 PM on PBS (check local listings at http://www.pbs.org/tvschedules/index.html)
www.omnicenter.org/omniprojects/bib25.html - Cached - Similar pages

Church Committee - Wikipedia

... "unprecedented on this side of the North Atlantic": Unchecked and Unbalanced:

Presidential ... 313; ^ Frontline. www.pbs.org. Retrieved on 2006-07-30. ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_Committee - Cached - Similar pages


Online NewsHour: The Independent Counsel --- February 24, 1999

And I would say that it's essentially for the reason we are a system

of checks and balances, and this is an office that is unchecked and unbalanced, ...
www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/law/jan-june99/counsel_2-24.html - Cached - Similar pages


Corporate Social Responsibility or UN Corporate Governance?

Matt Nowak: Global warming discussion

  • Leavenworth Times, 2/6/2007 (p. 52) 

info@fed-soc.org Author: The Federalist Society

11 2007 Dec, 22:24:46


Recently, UN officials have begun using a human rights agenda to govern the activities of corporations throughout the world. The latest UN effort involves the promotion of an ambiguous “right to health" and its related access to medicines. The UN effort to globally govern pharmaceutical companies is being led by Paul Hunt, the UN Special Rapporteur on the “right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health."


On September 19, 2007, Mr. Hunt published draft Human Rights Guidelines for Pharmaceutical Companies in relation to Access to Medicines. The Draft Guidelines set forth a human rights regimen designed to pressure pharmaceutical companies to embrace a “right to health" the scope of which has never been established in international law.


Panelists include Mr. John Gardner, Former General Counsel for USAID and Mr. James P. Kelly III, Chairman of the Social and Human Sciences Committee for the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.


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