September 12th, 2007

Chris Keeley

Addict Out of the Dark and into the Light

 Addict Out of the Dark and into the Light

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Book page: www.xlibris.com/AddictOutoftheDarkandintotheLight.html

 

Author page: www.xlibris.com/ChristopherKeeley.html


The paperback version is now available ... soon the Hardback will be available

Hardback ISBN:                       1-4257-7889-5

Hardback ISBN 13:                  978-1-4257-7889-7

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Addict Out of the Dark and into the Light

Addict Out of the Dark and into the Light

I wanted to get the message out that any addict could get clean; stop using drugs and find a new way to live. Most every one was enthusiastic. I asked them to share about the horrors of their life and how wonderful their lives are today. In the spirit of recovery each contributor exemplified this selfless effort of helping other addicts find and achieve recovery. Each participant responded because they wanted to help and be a part of the solution rather than the problem. They understood that what they were doing would help alleviate the pain and suffering of addicts and those close to addicts by being exposed to this work. My motive was to bring to light the love and truth about the feelings of addicts and the recovery revolution that is going on right now. Christopher Keeley

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Chris Keeley

Billions Over Baghdad: How Did $9B in Cash Airlifted From the Fed to Iraq Go Missing?

Billions Over Baghdad: How Did $9B in Cash Airlifted From the Fed to Iraq Go Missing?

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/09/12/1410243

One month after the invasion of Iraq, the United States began airlifting planeloads of cash to Baghdad. Between April 2003 and June 2004, a total of $12 billion dollars of US currency was shipped to Iraq where it was to be dispensed by the Coalition Provisional Authority for reconstruction. To date, at least $9 billion dollars cannot be accounted for. In a startling new expose in Vanity Fair, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalists Donald Barlett and James Steele follow the money trail from the Federal Reserve to Iraq.

 


One month after the invasion of Iraq, the United States began airlifting planeloads of cash to Baghdad...literally. Stacks of $100 dollar bills were packed into bricks, assembled into large palettes and loaded onto cargo planes bound for the Iraqi capital. Beginning in April 2003 and continuing for little more than a year, a total of $12 billion dollars of US currency was shipped from the Federal Reserve to Iraq. The US military delivered the banknotes to the Coalition Provisional Authority where it was to be dispensed for Iraqi reconstruction. What happened to it? To date, at least $9 billion dollars cannot be accounted for.

In a startling new expose, Vanity Fair contributing editors Donald Barlett and James Steele follow the money trail from the Fed to Iraq. Barlett and Steele are two of the nation's top investigative journalists. Together they have won two Pulitzer Prizes and two national magazine awards.

 

  • James Steele, investigative journalist and Vanity Fair contributing editor.
  • Donald Barlett, investigative journalist and Vanity Fair contributing editor.

 

 

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Chris Keeley

Peaches Tightens the Girdle

 Peaches Tightens the Girdle

WASHINGTON

Joe Biden didn’t talk that much yesterday for Joe Biden.

And he told Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker that they shouldn’t talk too much, either, so that members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee would have time to get in their questions. Even though the senators often didn’t ask questions but simply gave little partisan lectures or told stories about themselves, or in the case of Barbara Boxer, had an aide hold up a blow-up picture of herself with General Petraeus in Iraq.

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Chris Keeley

All the fun of a small nuclear devise... without the fallout.

All the fun of a small nuclear devise... without the fallout.

Russia tests superstrength bomb: military
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has tested the world's most powerful vacuum bomb, which unleashes a destructive shockwave with the power of a nuclear blast, the military said on Tuesday, dubbing it the "father of all bombs".
The bomb is the latest in a series of new Russian weapons and policy moves as President Vladimir Putin tries to reassert Moscow's role on the international stage.

"Test results of the new airborne weapon have shown that its efficiency and power is commensurate with a nuclear weapon," Alexander Rukshin, Russian deputy armed forces chief of staff, told Russia's state ORT First Channel television. The same report was later shown on the state-sponsored Vesti channel.

"You will now see it in action, the bomb which has no match in the world is being tested at a military site."

It showed a Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bomber dropping the bomb over a testing ground. A large explosion followed.

Pictures showed what looked like a flattened multi-storey block of flats surrounded by scorched soil and boulders. "The soil looks like a lunar landscape," the report said.

"The defense ministry stresses this military invention does not contradict a single international treaty. Russia is not unleashing a new arms race."
The report said the new bomb was much stronger than the U.S.-built Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb -- MOAB, also known under its name "Mother of All Bombs". "So, Russian designers called the new weapon 'Father of All Bombs'," it said.