Thursday, December 31, 2009

UN expert repeats call for threat of sanctions against Israel over Gaza blockade

In light of Egypt's continued blockade of of the Third Viva Palestine Gaza Convoy that left London, this article reminds us of the continued damage made by Israel's blockade.

29 December 2009 –
The United Nations independent expert on Palestinian rights has again called for a threat of economic sanctions against Israel to force it to lift its blockade of Gaza, which is preventing the return to a normal life for 1.5 million residents after the devastating Israeli offensive a year ago.

“Obviously Israel does not respond to language of diplomacy, which has encouraged the lifting of the blockade and so what I am suggesting is that it has to be reinforced by a threat of adverse economic consequences for Israel,” Richard Falk, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, told UN Radio.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

War Crimes Continue Under Obama's Watch


American-led troops were accused yesterday of dragging innocent children from their beds and shooting them during a night raid that left ten people dead.

Afghan government investigators said that eight schoolchildren were killed, all but one of them from the same family. Locals said that some victims were handcuffed before being killed. Full Article

Israel Denies Access to Video Showing Adam Gadahn & Yousef al-Khattab Posing as Al Qaeda

The state of Israel refuses to allow posts of this video showing fake Al Qaeda operatives. Why? Could resistance to 9/11 Truth be in part to protect Israel? Some have speculated that celebrated scholars and historians like Noam Chomsky, Amy Goodman and Howard Zinn may be concerned about the glaring link between 9/11 and the Israeli Mossad. Again, it's pure speculation that these public figures would somehow be attempting to block any potential backlash against Jews. Such overt willful ignorance, however, gives birth to a lot of questions. But it's important to ask what stake does Israel actually have in preventing the fraud of Al Qaeda from being revealed? As Israel might be attempting to hide potential culpability, how insulting could this be to assume the U.S. population will fail to make the distinction between the Jewish people, religion and culture and the wanton destruction that the state of Israel has performed recently in Gaza and Lebanon?

This video was produced and narrated by Mike Rivero, a seasoned professional in the special effects industry of film. His website, whatreallyhappened.com, is a pioneer site that began reporting and collecting news items that the corporate/mainstream media has failed to cover. Most important, the reputation and credibility of Mike Rivero's site is a worthy accomplishment.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Single Payer Now Meets with Congressman Raul Grijalva

After the U.S. Senate's passage of the current health care bill, the remaining substance within the bill will only benefit the health insurance companies and the pharmaceutical firms.

U.S. citizens will be forced to pay up to 8% of their income to private insurance corporations — whether they want to or not. If they refuse to buy the insurance, they will pay penalties of up to 2% of their annual income to the IRS. The cost of medical care will continue to rise, and insurance premiums for a family of four will rise an average of $1,000 a year — meaning in 10 years, your family’s insurance premium will be $10,000 more annually than it is right now.

Party worshipers continue to cling to this measure out of fear of the potential black mark on Obama if the bill fails to pass. Again, compromise in the name of "smart politics" is detrimental to our health.

The Real Terrorism Is this Occupation

"Our real enemy is not the ones living in a distant land whose names or policies we don't understand; The real enemy is a system that wages war when it's profitable, the CEOs who lay us off our jobs..."
- Mike Prysner

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Think Tucson is Bad? Take a Look at Phoenix!

In case anyone has not heard about the retaliatory techniques of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, this channel 5 news broadcast in Phoenix does a decent job of summarizing Arpaio's offenses. Few are willing to point out the close relationship between Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Maricopa Elections Director Karen Osborn. Boxes of ballots earmarked for auditing are moved to one of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's facilities and spend a night in this facility with Joe's deputies and no video surveillance before the audit is performed the next day. This is precisely what took place in the fall 2008 elections. Meanwhile, people are scratching their heads about the AZ state senate's clear majority of grossly incompetent neo-cons who appear to have no concern for the public's interest and/or a balanced budget. Does the state senate truly reflect the will of the state's citizens? Clearly we do not know.

Despite the great deal of effort put forth by election integrity activists in the field and at the courts to sound the alarm to the public about these potential conflicts, pompous self-proclaimed liberals dismissed these messengers as mere conspiracy theorists while continuing to complain about the senate's failure to pass a budget.

Obama Administration Attorney Argues Against Hearing Torture Suit


Although the essential facts of the case have been widely aired, the CIA continues to declare its crimes state secrets. Too much public emphasis on torture prior to the public show trials of the tortured 9/11 suspects?
Full Article

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

22 million missing Bush White House e-mails found


The 22 million e-mails "would never have been found but for our lawsuits and pressure from Capitol Hill," said Anne Weismann, chief counsel for CREW. "It was only then that they did this reanalysis and found as a result that there were 22 million e-mails that they were unable to account for before."

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said the Bush administration had been dismissive of congressional requests that the administration recover the e-mails. Leahy said it was "another example of the Bush administration's reflexive resistance to congressional oversight and the public's right to know."

Full Article

Monday, December 14, 2009

AP INVESTIGATION: Monsanto seed biz role revealed


ST. LOUIS — Confidential contracts detailing Monsanto Co.'s business practices reveal how the world's biggest seed developer is squeezing competitors, controlling smaller seed companies and protecting its dominance over the multibillion-dollar market for genetically altered crops, an Associated Press investigation has found. Full Article

Sunday, December 13, 2009

US Kids Represent Psychiatric Drug Goldmine


Another potential explanation for that "erosion of talent in the vision thing".

From truthout.org:

The CIA "World Factbook" estimate the world population to be about 6.8 billion and the US population to be a mere 307 million. In an April 2008 report, the market research firm Datamonitor reported that the "US dominates the ADHD market with a 94 percent market share."

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Bill Moyers: We Have a Nobel Peace President Who Won't Ban Land Mines

"I am responsible for the deployment of thousands of young Americans to battle in a distant land. Some will kill. Some will be killed. And so I come here with an acute sense of the cost of armed conflict -- filled with difficult questions about the relationship between war and peace, and our effort to replace one with the other."
-Barack Obama as he accepts the Noble Peace Prize

"War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. "
-George Orwell, Quote from '1984'


"The Nobel Committee said Obama won the prize for his respect of international law and his efforts at disarmament, yet he won't even sign on to end a barbaric weapon."
-Bill Moyers

Here's the article.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

45-minute WMD claim 'may have come from an Iraqi taxi driver'


Tory MP and defence specialist Adam Holloway says MI6 got information indirectly from a taxi driver who had heard Iraqi military commanders talking about weapons. I believe the correct term is "hearsay". Article.

Threats to Air Travel Being Used by Janet Napolitano to Pass "Pass I.D."


Stating how unlikely it is that other states will be compliant for the Real I.D. Act of 2005, Napolitano pushes for a passage of "Pass I.D." and is using the threat of paralyzing travel through the entire United States of America in order to encourage the Senate to move the Pass ID bill along. Napolitano is claiming the need to abide by the 9/11 Commission's recommendation on this issue. Again, officials are quoting from the thoroughly disgraced 9/11 commission Read the full article.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Wall Street Journal Brings "Legitimacy" to Concerns Over Rush to Form Copenhagen Agreement

Why did the Hadley Climate Research Unit, New Zealand's NWIA, Australia's climate center, and NOAA choose to employ non-scientific methods to support the idea of Anthropogenic Global Warming? Why were they so shrill in attacking those that pointed out how NASA's unbiased research indicated similar warming patterns on other planets in the solar system?

We know that there is an expectation to reap billions in profits from the trading of "Carbon Credits", a brainchild of disgraced Enron executive Kennith Lay. The Wall Street Journal's recent article on this matter suggests a motive that has been lauded with the highest amount of ridicule by self-proclaimed progressives that likely think the buildings fell because the planes hit them - a world governmental structure for the enforcement of the "Carbon Credit" market. Here is an excerpt:

The "scheme for the new institutional arrangement under the Convention" that starts on page 18 contains the provision for a "government." The aim is to give a new as yet unnamed U.N. body the power to directly intervene in the financial, economic, tax and environmental affairs of all the nations that sign the Copenhagen treaty.

The reason for the power grab is clear enough: Clause after complicated clause of the draft treaty requires developed countries to pay an "adaptation debt" to developing countries to supposedly support climate change mitigation. Clause 33 on page 39 says that "by 2020 the scale of financial flows to support adaptation in developing countries must be [at least $67 billion] or [in the range of $70 billion to $140 billion per year]."

Read the rest of the article here.

Jesse Ventura on Afghanistan

Jesse Ventura spoke to a huge crowd in Phoenix on September 11th, 2008. Those who had the pleasure of attending this event understood this guy speaks from the heart. Then it was about torture, "give me 10 minutes with Dick Cheney and I'll have him confessing to the Sharon Tate murders".
Damn right.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Al Qaeda Is a Construct of FBI and U.S. Prosecutors

As backdrop accentuating the absurdity of Barack Obama's decision to escalate the execution of war crimes in Afghanistan, this portion of BBC's "Power of Nightmares" traces the origins of the group eventually labeled "Al Qaeda". Making war against ideas like "Terrorism" comes full circle when a facetious label is used to describe a group that initially never existed. "Al Qaeda" was a name generated by one false witness for the FBI to enable prosecution of Bin Laden for the embassy bombings in East Africa. Later, Arabs that took up arms to fight the U.S. invasion in Afghanistan and Iraq were often linked with this fabricated group, "Al Qaeda".


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Come Show Your Support for Subsidized Housing through the Coronado Hotel

Once liquidated, does the Downtown Development Corp. of Arizona have an obligation to return the assets initially provided by the city? This question and more will be considered by tonight's Tucson Mayor and Council meeting. Please come and support the low income elderly and disable who are removed in favor of Rio Nuevo Developers.

Tucson City Council, 5:30 PM, November 24th
255 W. Alameda Street

Here is a clip re-posted for more information:

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Katrina Was Not A Natural Disaster


Katrina was a man-made disaster. Signifying the continued decline of U.S. infrastructure, a judge ruled that the failure of the Army Corps of Engineers' maintenance of a navigation tunnel caused most of the flooding in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Here's the article:

Judge: Corps' negligence caused Katrina flooding

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Army Corps of Engineers' failure to properly maintain a navigation channel led to massive flooding in Hurricane Katrina.

U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval sided with five residents and one business who argued the Army Corps' shoddy oversight of the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet led to the flooding of New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward and neighboring St. Bernard Parish. He said, however, the corps couldn't be held liable for the flooding of eastern New Orleans, where one of the plaintiffs lived.

Duval awarded the plaintiffs $720,000, or about $170,000 each, but the decision could eventually make the government vulnerable to a much larger payout. The ruling should give more than 100,000 other individuals, businesses and government entities a better shot at claiming billions of dollars in damages.

Joe Bruno, one of the lead plaintiffs lawyer, said the ruling underscored the Army Corps' long history of failure to properly protect the New Orleans region.

"It's high time we look at the way these guys do business and do a full re-evaluation of the way it does business," Bruno said.

The corps referred calls seeking comment to the Justice Department. The corps had argued that it is immune from liability because the channel is part of New Orleans' flood control system, but the judge allowed the case to go forward.

Many in New Orleans have argued that Katrina, which struck the region Aug. 29, 2005, was a manmade disaster caused by the Army Corps' failure to maintain the levee system protecting the city.

The Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet is a shipping channel dug in the 1960s as a short-cut between the Gulf of Mexico and New Orleans.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Architect Jody Gibbs Invites Fellow Architects to Showing of "Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup"

As an added measure before the first-time showing in a professional cinema of a 9/11 Truth film in Tucson, Arizona, Architect Jody Gibbs wrote a letter to invite fellow architects to the showing. These letters were sent to all architects listed in Tucson's phone book. A survey will be taken at the screening and contact info for Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth will be provided. Information about purchasing "Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup" will be provided by the producers, Microcinema International. Here's the letter:

18 November 2009

Dear Tucson Architect:

I have been a registered architect in Tucson for 36 years, and was also licensed for general building and heavy construction at approximately the same time. My formal education consisted of an undergraduate education in modern history from Yale, and a graduate education in architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Yale Graduate School of Art and Architecture. I have practiced in Arizona and other states and abroad. I am listed as an “expert in building technology, housing, and human settlements” by the United Nations Habitat Program. In mid-career I was honored with a Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. I have lectured at many Architecture Schools, and for six years was an adjunct faculty member of the graduate program of Architecture at MIT.

I write to you on a difficult and important subject. For two years following the events of September 11, 2001, I refused to look at the evidence available from scientists, engineers, architects, pilots, and eye witnesses contradicting the “official story” that airplane fuel and the airplane crashes brought down the World Trade Center Towers and that an airplane hit the Pentagon. Today 34% of the American public, 65% of New Yorkers, and equally high number of the European and the world population have serious doubts about the “official story”. Nearly one thousand American registered architects and engineers have formalized their doubts. They are joined by a larger number of scientists, engineers, architects, and building experts worldwide, particularly in Western Europe. These doubts are based upon scientific analysis, forensic evidence, engineering principles, and eye witness testimony including the following:

1) Video analysis of the World Trade Center collapses and forensic examination of the debris show that the buildings’ concrete and glass and all contents were reduced to dust of less than 100 microns in mid air. Neither the air planes’ crashes nor the collapses of the buildings can explain this. FEMA admits that most of the aviation fuel exploded on impact. The amount of energy needed is enormous.

2) No high rise steel building has ever failed due to fire in the entire history of construction and numerous buildings have been hit by planes or have burned for days without their structures collapsing. Aviation fuel burns at approximately 1700 degrees, steel gives way at approximately 3000 degrees.

3) Forensic evidence of the debris at the World Trade Center shows the clear presence of thermite and thermate explosives.

4) All three of the World Trade Center buildings which collapsed (Buildings 1, 2, and 7) fell neatly into their own footprints with all of the characteristics of a controlled demolition destruction.

5) The World Trade Center Towers were designed to withstand the impacts and damage caused by multiple 747’s hitting each building. It was a design criteria. The structures were extremely redundant with continuous perimeter columns and an enormous steel braced central cores. Box beams at the lower levels of the center cores in buildings 1 and 2 were 2 feet by 3 feet in section made of 4 inch thick steel.

6) All three buildings at the World Trade Center (Buildings 1, 2 and 7) collapsed at free fall speed. This is only possible if the vertical structure had been removed. Fifty ton columns were hurled laterally for hundreds of yards.
Gravity forces are vertical, not horizontal.

7) There is eye witness testimony from firemen, policemen, building survivors,and news reporters of hearing and experiencing numerous and repeated explosions within the buildings both prior to and after the aircrafts’ impacts and before the buildings’ collapses.

8) At the Pentagon it has not been explained how an aircraft with a 140 foot wingspan, a 40 foot high tail, and 2 five ton titanium engines could disappear into a 20 foot diameter hole without leaving any other damage to the exterior of the building. Titanium melts at a much higher temperature than steel and far beyond the temperature of burning aviation fuel, yet no engines were found at the Pentagon. After several years of court procedures air force members of “Pilots for 9/11 Truth” were given what was said to be the flight data recorder. Examination of this device indicated that the plane would have been 800 feet too high as well as off course to have hit the Pentagon.

9) The Pentagon is the most secure military location in the world. The Pentagon is surrounded by hundreds of security cameras, and by missiles that deploy automatically if an aircraft enters the Pentagon’s restricted air space without the correct transponder in the aircraft. Yet the government even under court order could produce no photo of a plane hitting the Pentagon and no missiles ever fired.

10) World Trade Center Building 7 was a 47 story building that collapsed in seven seconds into its footprint at 5:20 P.M. on September 11. It was never struck by a plane nor had it sustained serious damage. Its collapse was not shown on most American T.V. stations on September nor was it reported in the press the following day. No explanation has ever been given for its collapse. It is not mentioned in the 9/11 commission report. Its collapse however was announced on the BBC in England on September 11 at 5:00 P.M. or twenty minutes before it collapsed. In August of 2009 NIST the federal agency tasked with the investigation of 9/11 suggested that it may have collapsed due to “burning office paper”.

Unfortunately the 9/11 Commission was not a court procedure or a scientific investigation. Instead it was a public hearing convened by politicians. There was no forensic investigation for explosives. World Trade Center Building 7 was not even investigated. No explanation was given for the pulverization of the concrete in mid air, nor the free fall time of the collapses, nor the lack of exterior damage to the Pentagon, nor the lack of discovery of the Titanium engines. It was the type of “investigation” where family members of victims were paid one million dollars and asked to sign statements that they would not speak to the press nor sue the government. Eyewitnesses (firemen, policemen, survivors, news personnel, and others) in the buildings or at the site were never called to give testimony. The Commission itself was not even assembled until over 400 days after September 11. Both of its chairmen have now stated they did not receive cooperation from numerous military and government agencies. There were members of the FBI, the NSA, military intelligence, and numerous scientific and engineers experts who wished to present information to the Commission contradicting the official story, but were denied the opportunity.

Considerable time has been devoted by corporate media television to demonize “conspiracy theorists”. Typical examples of this would be the Popular Mechanics article and the history channel. Their efforts are focused on discrediting dissent as “conspiracy theorists” rather than examining the serious issues raised above. The corporate media has played a major role in the “rush to judgment”. The FBI claimed it had identified the highjackers within days of September 11. U.S. forces attacked Afghanistan within six weeks of September 11. Then they attacked Iraq theoretically because they had weapons of mass destruction, but none were ever found. Eight thousand American soldiers and contract workers have been killed. Over 40,000 U.S soldiers have been seriously wounded. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Afghanis are dead, mostly civilians. Three trillion dollars have been spent on these wars to date. Torture and rendition have followed. And soon apparently we will have trials in the United States based upon evidence obtained under torture, something the world has not seen on this scale still since Stalin’s show trials of the 1930’s.

As architects I ask you to begin to look at the evidence available on 9/11. At the moment one cannot say who exactly was responsible for 9/11, but I do think reasonable people who look at the evidence will conclude that we need an objective scientific investigation of the events of 9/11 with legal procedures regarding evidence.

On Monday evening, November 23, the documentary “Loose Change 9/11 An American Coup” will be shown at 7 P.M. at the Crossroads Cinema at 4811 East Grant Road. That is behind the shopping center at the northeast corner of Grant and Swan. I recommend it. If you are shy about coming to a movie I urge you to visit Borders or Barnes & Noble or Amazon and look at any of the books by Professor David Ray Griffin, an emeritus professor of comparative religion at Claremont College whose books on 9/11 are extremely well researched and documented. Or on your computer, go to “Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth” and look at documentaries such as “Loose Change”, “Loose Change 2nd Edition”, “9/11 Mysteries”, or “9/11 Revisited”. The issue is not determining all the answers, but rather clarifying that there is sufficient reason for conducting an investigation of the events of 9/11 based upon science and legal procedures of evidence.

Sincerely,

Jody Gibbs, Architect

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Coronado Hotel Up for Sale as Elderly Low-Income Residents are Kicked Out

Downtown Development Corp. of Arizona, in violation of their their contract (Number 0493-90), will remove the low income residents of the Coronado Hotel and place the property on sale to developers for $680,000.00.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Attorney Bill Risner Provides a Proposal for Election Integrity




As a follow up to progress made by the local court hearings concerning fair elections, Bill Risner wrote out an eye-opening 14 page proposal concerning election integrity in the state of Arizona.

As many of you know by now, the Pima County Democratic Party, flush with party worshipers in their last two meetings, elected to abandon the most important judicial pursuit in the election integrity legal battle. This pursuit (helmed by Bill Risner, pictured in the center between Jim March and John Brakey) was to determine once and for all whether the courts can act as the 'checks and balances' to provide prospective relief for election fraud when the other two branches of government fail.

The reasons for dropping the appeal? First was cost, but that was removed from the table almost immediately as activists turned their pockets inside out. Email correspondence with those justifying their decision to back out kept alluding to the importance that "Terry Goddard become governor". Another failed rationale was "better our crook than their crook"(in the words of an anonymous participant). There were also the discontented rumblings of other lawyers in the Democratic party that the case was unwinnable. Here again, the importance of determining one way or another exactly what the courts' powers are when it comes to election integrity is lost. The lack of interest in pursuing this matter to its conclusion is perhaps more damning than the arguments about costs or Terry Goddard.

Still, the elephant in the room is the "protect Terry Goddard" argument. Terry Goddard should not be relevant to what is discovered with a proper audit/examination of the ballots and poll tapes. If Goddard had done his job properly in the first place, there wouldn't be a need to abandon any part of this case out of concern for tarnishing Goddard. The party's protectiveness is an admission that Goddard's hands are somewhat less than clean.

It seems that there was plenty of time to come up with a suitable Democratic candidate for governor back in late spring of 2007. It was at this time that Goddard allowed the suspects in this case to shape the investigation, which later became the IBeta report. These shenanigans were already sufficient to disqualify Goddard as a viable candidate for governor. Put another way, a lack of planning on the part of the Democratic Party should not mean that everyone suffers with this lack of resolution.

Fortunately, the Libertarian Party joined the case and will continue this pursuit while all concerned with this issue will help offset their legal costs.

Here is the eye-opening proposal in pdf format by Attorney Bill Risner to the Democratic Party for pursuing election integrity. Many will be very interested in the response.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Single Payer Now

Late Saturday night, Congress passes H.R. 3962. The next day, Single Payer Now celebrates with a band jam fundraiser for those strapped with medical bills. Spare change.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fatally Flawed to Play at Crossroads Theatres, Tucson AZ


In 2006, "Hacking Democracy" demonstrated how an election outcome can be altered. What happens in a community when its citizens discover their election was stolen? Fatally Flawed is a true detective story about a two billion dollar bond transportation measure passed under suspicious circumstances in Pima County, Arizona.
An encore screening of "Fatally Flawed" will take place in Tucson's

CROSSROADS 6 GRAND CINEMAS
Monday, November 16th
4811 E. Grant Road
7:00 PM Admission $3.00

Arizona detention officers caught on camera swiping document from case file

This is shocking courtroom footage of a Maricopa County detention officer snooping through a defense attorney's file at a sentencing hearing. Maricopa County Sheriff's Department detention officer Adam Stoddard takes a piece of paper from the middle of the attorney's file and hands it off to another officer while the defense attorney, Joanne Cuccia, has her back to them. The only witnesses (aside from the stunned defendant) were the judge and the prosecutors. As well as being an in-your-face violation of attorney-client privilege, Officer Stoddard has committed crimes plural, starting with theft. It's not too surprising to see the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department officers act like the law does not apply to them. After all, this is the law enforcement body, under the guidance of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and AG Terry Goddard, that transported the ballots out of Pima County and "secured" them for several weeks at an undisclosed location. Still think the RTA election was clean?
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Proposition 200 is unnecessary.

Tucson's upcoming election this November 3rd includes Proposition 200, which would amend Tucson’s Charter to mandate 2.4 police officers per 1000 people.

Every crime scene in Tucson seems to have an abundance of cops stumbling over each other. Just outside my place today are two officers for a cosmetic fender-bender. Most of the devices designed to squeeze revenue out of it's citizens are running full tilt. Parking two feet outside a designated parking area for 6 hours will guarantee a $300.00 ticket. A thorough study by the Federal Department of Transportation concluded that excessive speeds account for 5% of traffic fatalities. Despite this relatively small contribution to traffic fatalities, traffic schools are bursting at the seems with citizens chucking revenue for excessive speeds in areas containing ridiculous speed limits. People are being pulled over for making left-hand turns and simultaneously changing lanes with no traffic in sight. Many sleepless nights are caused by choppers flying overhead in the university areas to bust keg parties. Advertised teen hip-hop parties have been known to draw as many as 25 cop cars to one scene - with no laws broken. Police failing to make their case for pulling someone over will find things like cracked windshields and, if you can't afford to repair them, the city yanks your license. Bicycle cops, with nothing better to do, drift past houses with stereo's playing to bust people for possession of marijuana. For those not living inside of the gated communities or "the Foothills", cops are everywhere and, except for the rare occasions when they are actually needed, create more hazardous, stressful conditions for those who live in the city. Do "Prop 200" advocates think they can fund their proposal by squeezing more revenue out of the already gutted, less affluent population?