Sunday, April 29, 2007

First Lady To Be!

Please watch this amazing impromptu interview with Elizabeth Kucinich.

I met Elizabeth the first time in September 2005 when I attended the 3rd National Conference for a Department of Peace. Dennis and Elizabeth were newly married and looked very happy. We spent three hours talking together. Yes, she is a beautiful woman inside and out.

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At the 3rd National Department of Peace Conference in Washington DC, Sep. 2005

This time in February, I was in Washington DC again to attend the 4th National Conference for a Department of Peace and I met Elizabeth again. Dennis and Elizabeth have become a really powerful and compassionate couple, which is something good for America, England and the world. Their relationship is now very close as they enjoy working together on projects and issues that they both have deep common interest in. I am very happy that Dennis has such a wonderful partner in his life.

I really hope that Americans will finally find the real leader of their country and our planet, that person, of course, I feel should be Dennis Kucinich and his wife Elizabeth.

We need a leader who is compassionate, not someone who kills and destroys.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Kucinich Introduces Impeachment Articles Against Cheney

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Check out the CNN video interview on YouTube with Dennis.


This is sooooo moving that I have to publish it in full. Hope ALL Americans read this and understand that Kucinich is the leader USA needs and the whole world awaits for.

Kucinich Introduces Impeachment Articles Against Cheney

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007; 6:09 PM

REP. DENNIS J. KUCINICH, D-OHIO: Thank you very much for being here.

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We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights; that, among these, are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the government; and, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it.

These words from the Declaration of Independence are instructive at this moment. Because not only whenever any form of government, but whenever any government official becomes destructive of the founding purposes, that official or those officials must be held accountable.

Because I believe the vice president's conduct of office has been destructive to the founding purposes of our nation. Today, I have introduced House Resolution 333, Articles of Impeachment Relating to Vice President Richard B. Cheney. I do so in defense of the rights of the American people to have a government that is honest and peaceful.

It became obvious to me that this vice president, who was a driving force for taking the United States into a war against Iraq under false pretenses, is once again rattling the sabers of war against Iran with the same intent to drive America into another war, again based on false pretenses.

Let me cite from the articles of impeachment that were introduced this afternoon, Article I, that Richard Cheney had purposely manipulated the intelligence process to deceive the citizens and the Congress of the United States by fabricating a threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction to justify the use of the United States armed forces against the nation of Iraq in a manner damaging to our national security.

That despite all evidence to the contrary, the vice president actively and systematically sought to deceive the citizens and the Congress of the United States about an alleged threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.

That preceding the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, the vice president was fully informed that no legitimate evidence existed of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The vice president pressured the intelligence community to change their findings to enable the deception of the citizens and the Congress of the United States.

That in this the vice president subverted the national security interests of the United States by setting the stage for the loss of more than 3,300 United States service members and the loss of 650,000 Iraqi citizens since the United States invasion; the loss of approximately $500 billion in war costs, which has increased our federal debt; the loss of military readiness within the United States armed services, through an overextension and lack of training and lack of equipment; and the loss of United States credibility in the world affairs and decades of likely blowback created by the invasion of Iraq.

That with respect to Article II, that Richard Cheney manipulated the intelligence process to deceive the citizens and the Congress of the United States about an alleged relationship between Iraq and Al Qaida in order to justify the use of United States armed forces against the nation of Iraq in a manner damaging to our national security.

And that, despite all evidence to the contrary, the vice president actively and systematically sought to deceive the citizens and Congress of the United States about an alleged relationship between Iraq and Al Qaida.

That preceding to the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, the vice president was fully informed that no credible evidence existed of a working relationship between Iraq and Al Qaida, a fact articulated in several official documents.

With respect to Article III, that in his conduct while vice president of the United States, Richard Cheney openly threatened aggression against the Republic of Iran, absent any real threat to the United States, and has done so with the United States's proven capability to carry out such threats, thus undermining the national security interests of the United States.

That despite no evidence that Iran has the intention or the capability of attacking the United States, and despite the turmoil created by the United States's invasion of Iraq, the vice president has openly threatened aggression against Iran.

Furthermore, I point out in the articles that Article VI of the United States Constitution states, and I quote, "This Constitution and the laws of the United States shall be made in pursuance thereof and all treaties made or which shall be made under the authority of the United States shall be the supreme law of the land. Any provision of an international treaty ratified by the United States becomes the law of the United States."

The United States is signatory to the U.N. Charter, a treaty among the nations of the world. Article II, Section 4 of the United Nations Charter states, and I quote, "All members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations."

The articles conclude by pointing out that the vice president's deception upon the citizens and the Congress of the United States that enabled the failed United States invasion of Iraq forcibly altered the rules of diplomacy so that the vice president recent belligerent actions toward Iran are destabilizing and counterproductive to the national security of the United States of America.

These articles of impeachment are not brought forth lightly. I've carefully weighed the options available to members of Congress and found this path the path that is the most important to take.

The justifications used to lead our nation to war have unquestionably been disproved. Brave soldiers and innocent civilians have lost their lives in a war the United States should never have initiated. The weight of the lies used to lead us into war has grown heavier with each death. Now is the time for Congress to examine the actions that led us into this war, just as we must work to bring the troops home. This resolution is a very serious matter, and I will urge the Committee on Judiciary to investigate and carefully consider this resolution.

At this time, I'm happy to take any of your questions.

QUESTION: Congressman, at this point do you have any other -- any fellow members support this?

KUCINICH: At this very moment, the resolution is being transmitted to members of Congress. Because this resolution is so weighty in its import, it's going to be important for members of Congress to have sufficient time to study the articles. This is unlike any other type of legislation or resolution. This is not something that you can ask anyone to make a snap judgment on. It took me a while to come to this point. And I would expect that members of Congress, given the opportunity to review these articles, will be able to come to a conclusion consistent with their own concerns and the concerns of their constituents.

QUESTION: But at this point, you stand alone, at this point?

KUCINICH: At this point, I believe that I stand with millions of Americans who have expressed concern through their state legislatures, through petitions to Congress, through contact with their members of Congress, that something has to be done to reclaim our country's goodness, to reclaim a government which the American people want to be honest, want to be just.

And so I do not stand alone. I have multitudes of people backing this.

QUESTION: (OFF-MIKE) Chairman Conyers to look at this?

KUCINICH: I will discuss this with Chairman Conyers, now that this has been introduced, and I will ask for his consideration. And I will communicate this to all members of the House and ask them to give it the kind of thoughtful consideration that it deserves.

KUCINICH: I might point out that -- that when you read the annotations here, you will see that everything that has been said in these articles has been carefully documented. In fact, I would imagine that some of you have even reported some of the statements, although perhaps the statements have not been challenged in this way until now.


KUCINICH: The question relates to why I'm bringing the articles of impeachment against Mr. Cheney, and not Mr. Bush. Is that it?

QUESTION: Why solely Mr. Cheney?

KUCINICH: Well, there's a practical reason here. And the practical reason is -- first of all, I want to say that each and every charge against Mr. Cheney relates to his conduct or misconduct in office.

Now, with respect to the president. I think that it's very important that we start with Mr. Cheney. Because if we were to start with the president and pursue articles of impeachment, Mr. Cheney would then become president.

It's significant and responsible to start in this way, because if the same charges would relate to the president as relate to the vice president, you would then have to go through the constitutional agony of impeaching two presidents consecutively.


KUCINICH: Well, actually -- I'll wait until that truck goes by here.

Let me tell you the difference. The difference today is that this vice president is actively encouraging aggression against Iran. It is urgent that Congress take steps to check the abuse of power. And that's what this impeachment resolution will do.

KUCINICH: There is no comparison whatsoever -- in any way, shape or manner -- between these articles of impeachment and the articles of impeachment which were presented to the House of Representatives in 1999.

In fact, these articles of impeachment are deeply researched, will stand up in a discussion in the House and in the Senate. And I believe that they are -- that they're imperative to bring forth right now because the threat of war against Iran is very real.

And this vice president cannot be permitted to continue to violate both the U.S. Constitution and the U.N. Charter.

QUESTION: Congressman, you're running for president. Are you hoping to get the others (OFF-MIKE)?

KUCINICH: Each person has to -- each person will have to make his or her own decision.

This goes beyond partisan terms. This is being done to defend our constitutional system of government. This is being done so that all those of us who took an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States can understand that this impeachment is one valid way in furtherance of the defense of our Constitution.

I don't see this as being distant from anyone, in any capacity in our government. Everyone must reflect on this.

Years from now, people will ask, "Why didn't the United States government respond when they saw this threat to our democracy? Why didn't people inside the government respond?" if this doesn't move forward.

And so this really isn't so much, I might add, about the vice president as it is about who we are as a people. What is it that we stand for? What kind of government do the people of the United States expect and deserve?

KUCINICH: It's not appropriate for the government to lie to people. It is wrong for government officials -- you know, the vice president, in this case -- to take this nation into war based on lies.

And so, again, this becomes a question of who we are as a people. And so this resolution 333, articles of impeachment against the vice president, will let future generations know that no one is above the law of this country and that Congresses have the specific responsibility to provide a check to administrative abuse of power. That's the way the framers set this government up.

QUESTION: Congressman, Speaker Pelosi has said on more than one occasion she's not interested in impeachment.

Have you had conversations with her on this, or some exchange, in your mind...

KUCINICH: No, I have not discussed this with Speaker Pelosi.

I want to stress that this is not a partisan action at all. I have not confided in anyone in the leadership of my party, because I take this action beyond partisanship, beyond party, as an obligation and commitment to my nation and my loyalty to America and my willingness to say, "Stop the lies. Stop the lying. Stop the dying that's occurring in Iraq over lies."

It's imperative that America stand for the truth. It said in the Bible, "You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free." Well, let then these articles of impeachment help set our nation free from the lies that have enveloped our governmental process, the lies that are trapping us still in a war in Iraq, the lies that could take us into a war against Iran.

This is about the truth.

QUESTION: Congressman, it's been said by some pundits that you're just introducing these articles to gain publicity for your presidential campaign.

What do you make of those allegations? And do you think this is going to help you out in your race for the presidency?

KUCINICH: These articles are about the conduct of the vice president of the United States, that he deceived the people of the United States to take this country into a war, that he continues to exhibit a pattern of conduct that could take this country into another war based on false pretenses. That's what this is about.

KUCINICH: And I believe that the people of this country are demanding that someone stand up and anyone has been free to do this. Anyone in the House of Representatives could take similar action if they so choose, or could take action against the vice president or the president.

QUESTION: Pelosi says it's not going anywhere.


KUCINICH: Have you talked to her today?

QUESTION: Yes, I did.

KUCINICH: Then I would say I have not talked to her. And as much as I admire the speaker, as much as I voted to support her, I feel that it's my obligation as a member of Congress to introduce these articles of impeachment. And I believe the American people will be the final arbiters as to whether or not these articles should go forward.

QUESTION: Just to follow up, when you say the vice president led us into war, wouldn't that be President Bush? Isn't Cheney working for Bush? (inaudible)

KUCINICH: Well, let's go into Article I. "Mr. Cheney: 'We know they have biological and chemical weapons.'" Said this in a press conference on March 17th, 2002. "We know they're pursuing nuclear weapons." He said this in a press briefing on March 19th, 2002. "He is pursuing, activity pursuing nuclear weapons at this time." He said this on "CNN Late Edition," March 24th. "We know he's got chemical and biological, and we know he's working on nuclear."

"Meet the Press," May 19th: "But we know Saddam has resumed his efforts to acquire nuclear weapons." "There is no doubt he's amassing them against our friends, against our allies and against us." August 26th, 2002.

On and on and on. "He has in fact activity and aggressively seeking to acquire nuclear weapons." September 8th, 2002, "Meet the Press."

"He has in fact reconstituted nuclear weapons." March 16th, "Meet the Press."

This vice president was a driving force in trying to create the circumstances to justify the United States's attack against Iran. And he not only deceived the people of the United States, and the Congress of the United States, he deceived the American media.

KUCINICH: And so these articles are tightly focused on the conduct of the vice president. And to the extent that they may reflect in some way on the conduct of the president of the United States, is another matter for another day.


KUCINICH: I think the record is very clear, that this vice president used his conduct of office to promote a war and Article I and Article II are very clear that he conducted himself in such a way as to use the power of his office to promote that war.

And so this relates to the vice president. And I think I answered the question earlier about why the vice president and not the president.

Anyone else? I want to thank you very much for being here.

QUESTION: Do you have anyone you would identify as a replacement? If Vice President Cheney were impeached, it would have to be voted on the House and the Senate for confirmation.

KUCINICH: That would be up to President Bush.

Thank you.

Thursday, April 19, 2007


Great news after such tragedies in Virginia, USA and Nagasaki, Japan.

The Mayor of Nagasaki, Mr. Itoh, a strong peace and anti nuclear supporter, was shot to death during his election campaign, the following day after the Virginia Tec gun massacre. I pray that the victims and their families and friends will be able to transform the grief and pain they share into the energy our society so badly needs to create a more peaceful culture in the world.

Here is some great news I found today.
Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich Intends to File For Cheney Impeachment

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), the most liberal of the Democratic presidential candidates in the primary field, declared in a letter sent to his Democratic House colleagues this morning that he plans to file articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney.

Kucinich has made ending the war in Iraq the central theme of his campaign. He has even taken aim at the leading Democratic presidential candidates in the field for their votes on authorizing the war.

Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution gives Congress the authority to impeach the president, vice president and "all civil Officers of the United States" for "treason, bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."

Sources tell the Sleuth that in light of the mass killings at Virginia Tech Monday, Kucinich's impeachment plans have been put on hold. There will be no action this week, they say.

Kucinich's office had no comment on the Congressman's "Dear Colleague" letter -- which apparently was drafted over the weekend, before the school massacre -- or on what the focus of articles of impeachment against Cheney would be.

But Kucinich shouldn't hold his breath on getting anywhere with his impeachment plan. "We'll see a Kucinich Administration before we'll see a Cheney impeachment," quipped one Democratic aide.

Here is the text of his letter, a copy of which was forwarded to the Sleuth:

April 17, 2007

Dear Colleague:

This week I intend to introduce Articles of Impeachment with respect to the conduct of Vice President Cheney. Please have your staff contact my office . . . if you would like to receive a confidential copy of the document prior to its introduction in the House.


Dennis J. Kucinich
Member of Congress

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

911 Truth will Prevail

It says: 9/11 Truth Movement: Only Growing Stronger – And the Media are Frightened to Death!

Yes, I should think so. The corporate media has been covering up the truth and allowing this illegal war to continue, killing hundreds and thousands innocent people in Iraq. They SHOULD be frightened to death.

It is your turn to spread the truth. Learn more about what really happened on Sept. 11th, 2001 and tell everyone you know!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

(Unfortunately not a) Great Victory on Aspartame!

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Unfortunately, the information I received about the banning of Aspartame was incorrect. Apparently, what happened was a woman in Spain read an old article (in Spanish) from 2004 about an elected representative from Iloilo(a state in the Philippines) who had INTRODUCED a bill to ban aspartame. She mistakenly believed the article was actually news of the passing of the bill and forwarded her ‘incorrect’ news around the world. I was one of those that received the news... Unfortunately the bill was defeated by corporate lobbyists...

I am leaving the content of the news I received intact, but am adjusting the comments I made to suit the situation as I now understand it to be.


I am unhappy to learn that the Philippines is not completely banning aspartame, as I had first been led to believe when I received the news below. The banning of aspartame would be a very significant victory for all people against the global ‘biggies’ Monsanto, Serle and Ajinomoto that are deliberately attempting to destroy our health.

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Read the news release below... What good news that would be if it actually came about!

Regardless, you had better not take anything containing aspartame! If you love sweets, eat only those that contain natural sugars such as honey, maple syrup, rice syrup, and so on, or just dried fruits. There are many sweets available that don’t contain this horrible poison.

I would recommend you check out this free eBook interview with Dr. Russell Blaylock, The Truth About Aspartame, MSG and Excitotoxins.



Thanks to Mission Possible Spain for this incredible news. The Philippine Congress has prohibited the importation or the use of aspartame, punishable by heavy fines. Below are the English and Spanish.

We hope the Philippine government and physicians will record the cessation of diseases when aspartame is removed. For example, aspartame triggers seizures and they will be able to document consumers whose seizures were triggered by aspartame who become seizure free. Aspartame interacts with all drugs and vaccines. Mothers will birth healthy children free from autism and other aspartame birth defects. See the list of 92 symptoms on Aspartame breaks down to diketopiperazine, a brain tumor agent and triggers psychiatric and behavioral problems so many with these symptoms can now recover.

In l986 the Community Nutrition Institute petitioned the FDA to ban aspartame because of the seizures and blindness it causes but FDA refused. It causes macular degeneration, optic neuritis and blindness. The late Morgan Raiford M.D., ophthalmologist and specialist in methanol toxicity, wrote that victims if warned in time while their vision is in the wet stage can recover their sight. So the Philippines also have this benefit to look forward to, the return of sight. The methanol from aspartame converts to formaldehyde and formic acid in the retina and destroys the optic nerve.

Joint pain, memory loss and headaches will diminish. Aspartame can precipitate MS. We look forward to Philippine victims walking out of wheelchairs. One victim in the US was Cori Brackett who with her husband produced Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World. Cori was diagnosed with MS and 8 months later, off aspartame, her large brain lesion was all but gone.

There is international alarm over epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Aspartame not only can precipitate diabetes but also simulates and aggravates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy. It causes diabetics to have convulsions and even interacts with insulin. Aspartame (NutraSweet/Equal/Spoonfu/Equal/E951, Benevia). also causes weight gain because it induces carbohydrate craving. The Trocho Study in Barcelona shows the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol embalms living tissue, and damages DNA. There is great toxicity in the liver and substantial amounts in the kidneys, brain, and in adipose tissue or fat cells.

Having worked with the Philippines in the past, we congratulate this intelligent action to remove this poison. Stephen Fox, Mission Possible New Mexico, works with Heads of State. Those wanting to ban in other areas can get SB 498 and HB 391 from the web site of the Santa Fe Legislature. Viva Philippines.

Dr. Betty Martini, D,Hum, Founder Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway Duluth, Georgia 30097

Aspartame Information List,
Aspartame Toxicity Center,

Resources: Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic by H. J. Roberts, M.D., 1038 page medical text

Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D.

His lecture The Truth About Aspartame

Aspartame documentary on the poisoning of the world: Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World

Scientific Peer Reviewed Studies and funding:

Safe Sweeteners: Stevia and Just Like Sugar

Aspartame brain tumor cases being taken in New York and New Jersey.


English translation:

Official emblem: Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce (Spain)

Philippines forbids the import and use of aspartame

A law promulgated by the Philippine congress has forbidden the importing and use, in the country, of aspartame, a sweetener that is between 180 to 200 times more potent than sugar, as well as banning distribution of four makes of saccharine, the most important brand names in the country known as: Equal, NutraSweet, Equal-Measure y Spoonful.[*] According to the said Law aspartame gives rise to a total of 75% of the negative effects reflected in consumers and other users according to the north American administration of food and alimentation, among others, brain tumours, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Parkinsons, Alzheimers and diabetes among others. The ban affects all use of this product in any type of consumable and infringement will carry penalties that go from 9,000 euros to 90,000 euros.

Spanish Institute of External Commerce (ICEX). Paseo de la Castellana 14-16, 28046 MADRID. | 902 349 000

[*] All these are the brand names for aspartame. Aspartame is listed as E951 in the Codex Alimentarius.

Filipinas prohbe la importacin y uso del aspartamo

Una ley promulgado por el congreso de Filipinas ha prohibido la importacin y el uso del aspartamo, un edulcorante entre 180 y 200 veces ms potente que el azcar, en el pas, as como ha prohibido la distribucin de cuatro marcas de sacarina, de las ms importantes del pas: Equal, Nutrasweet, Equal-Measure y Spoonful.[*] Segn dicha ley el aspartamo da lugar a un total del 75% de los efectos negativos reflejados por los consumidores y usuarios segn la administracin norteamericana de comida y alimentacin, entre otros, tumores cerebrales, esclerosis mltiple, epilepsia, sndrome de fatiga crnica, parkinson, alzheimer y diabetes entre otros. La prohibicin afecta al uso de este producto en cualquier tipo de consumible y la vulneracin de la misma acarrear penas que van desde los 9.000 euros a los 90.000 euros.

Instituto Espaol de Comercio Exterior (ICEX). P de la Castellana
14-16 28046 MADRID | 902 349 000

[*] Todas estas marcas son de aspartamo. Aspartamo se encuentra en el Codex Alimentarius bajo el nmero E951.,2956,35582_13637_16030_298341,00.html