Mar 29 20:50

Carl Herman podcast: explaining the evidence of Iraq war were all known lies; war is clearly unlawful

*hyperlinks and interview link at source*

James Fetzer interviewed me on his radio show and podcast, The Real Deal, to walk Americans through the disclosed evidence for war with Iraq to demonstrate beyond doubt that claims for war were all known as false at the time they were told to the American public. We also walk the audience through the laws of war to demonstrate beyond doubt that current US wars are tragic-comic unlawful; Orwellian in the distance between the disclosed and verifiable evidence and the law. The article with links of documentation is here.

Mar 29 19:59

Who are the Christian militia 'Hutaree' and why was the FBI targeting them?

This weekend, the FBI conducted a series of raids in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana to detain members of a Christian militia group on criminal charges...

Mar 29 18:30

Explorers fail to strike oil in test sites off Falklands

Fears about the lack of significant oil finds to the north of the Falkland Islands escalated after two companies came up almost empty-handed in the first attempt for 12 years to drill in the politically sensitive region.

Mar 29 15:44

How Neutral Is American Neutrality In The Middle East?

The recent dueling positions of long time friends and all time allies Israel and America over the construction of 1,600 new apartments in east Jerusalem has obviously hit the headlines worldwide. This has lead to a few high dramatic enactments including the Vice President Joe Biden being reported to be ‘embarrassed;’ Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton calling the Israeli land policy ‘provocative’ and termed it as not in Israel’s long-term interests and undermined U.S. credibility as a neutral mediator. At this juncture it is really worthwhile to examine the claims of America as the neutral broker in the long standing Israeli Palestine conflict.

Mar 29 14:20

Residents Urged To Take Cover; Man Shooting From Inside Home

According to Columbus police Sgt. Rich Weiner, police are asking residents on Campbell Avenue between Dakota and Avondale avenues to take shelter in a basement, stay away from windows and not leave their homes unless instructed by an officer.

Sgt. Weiner said police are concerned that the man may have a rifle.

No further information was available.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another American driven over the edge.

Mar 29 13:40


Fuck Yeah.

Mar 29 12:57

Even the New York Times doesn’t believe Netanyahu

Alan Hart urges the New York Times – and other Western media – to focus on how the logic of Zionism will manifest itself in Israeli policy: a new round of ethnic cleansing, “provoking an all-out confrontation with the Palestinians to give the Israeli military and the armed settlers the pretext for driving the Palestinians off the West Bank”.

Mar 29 12:55

Israel unveils “green” strategy to defeat enemies

Under cover of a sudden interest in developing new green technologies, and with strong support from US neo-conservatives, the Israeli government hopes to weaken the Gulf states by making their oil redundant and thereby defeating “Islamic terror”.

Mar 29 12:20

South Africa to kick homeless off streets before World Cup

Thousands of homeless people are being forced off the streets of South Africa to hide the scale of poverty there from World Cup fans.

Mar 29 11:36

John Galt says to Flee America

While I was out playing happy camper in the Everglades and checking on my ‘local’ BOL, some news snuck through the system but thankfully good old Tyler Durden at has the scoop:
It’s Official – America Now Enforces Capital Controls

This is not something I say lightly after reviewing this information and reinforcing the commentary from the Rangel rule which restricted and penalized voluntary emigration and/or renunciation of one’s citizenship from the United States.

If you can, even if it means a 75% loss of your fortunes, get out now.

If you have a universal skill set (Programmer, trader, medical skills, security skills, etc.) and can relocate with little resources, get out now.

Mar 29 10:54

I Must Be Weird

I turn on the television and look at the talking heads telling us what to think, what to wear, what to believe and what to say and and I see the pedicures, manicures, 200 dollar hair cuts, 1000 dollar suits, protected by body guards all the while trying to CONvince us they are like we are and I just want to choke the living shit out of the likes of Sean Hannity, Bill O'rielly, Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh on and on to what must be infinity and it really pisses me off, but I don't know.. I Must be Weird.

Mar 29 09:36

KS - Kansas police chief faces trial on child sex charges

A judge has determined there is enough evidence to try a Kansas police chief on charges he molested four children.

Thirty-eight-year-old Mike Akins Jr. appeared Friday in McPherson County District Court for a preliminary hearing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Power, whether religious or secular, attracts the very sort of people who should never be allowed to have it.

Mar 29 09:04

The End of Government

There has recently been a surge of interest in the economics of happiness. Well being is important but it would be better to focus on freedom

When the crisis in the public finances is over, should the Government buy everyone a garden? Or an allotment, at least? There is a close correlation between having a garden and being happy.

Mar 29 07:44

High School Students Becoming Part of Mexican Drug Cartels

In the following video the Associated Press shows how high school and middle school students are being recruited into the Mexican drug cartels...

Mar 29 07:20

Child prodigy, 13, threatens to sue his university for banning him from field trip to South Africa

Colin Carlson is studying ecology and evolutionary biology as well as environmental studies at the University of Connecticut.

He claims he has been told he cannot take a particular class that includes summer field work in South Africa because he is too young.

The student has filed an age discrimination claim with the university and U.S. Department of Education, which is investigating.

"I'm losing time in my four-year plan for college," he said. "They're upsetting the framework of one of my majors."

Mar 29 06:38

Alex Jones Behind the Scenes of CNN’s Attack Piece

Holy molly,
Alex really wipe some behinds here.
If i was the CNN guy, i would be
crying like a sissy girl...

Mar 29 05:55

Appeal for Mongolian herders after cold kills livestock

The International Red Cross has appealed for help for thousands of Mongolian herders who have lost their livestock because of extreme cold.

The Red Cross said that millions of animals had perished during the country's hardest winter in years.

Mar 29 03:01

Seven arrested in FBI raids linked to Christian militia group

The suspects are expected to make an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Detroit on Monday.

On Sunday, a source close to the investigation in Washington, D.C. confirmed that FBI agents were conducting activities in Washtenaw and Lenawee counties over the weekend in connection to Hutaree, a Christian militia group. Detroit FBI Special Agent Sandra Berchtold told The Detroit News the federal warrants in the case are under court seal and declined further comment

Mar 28 13:22

Militia Radio, Live From Michigan

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Use RealPlayer or Winamp to play the PLS link

Mar 28 11:49

Democrats threaten companies hit hard by health care bill

Rep. Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, has summoned some of the nation's top executives to Capitol Hill to defend their assessment that the new national health care reform law will cost their companies hundreds of millions of dollars in health insurance expenses. Waxman is also demanding that the executives give lawmakers internal company documents related to health care finances -- a move one committee Republicans describes as "an attempt to intimidate and silence opponents of the Democrats' flawed health care reform legislation."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Waxman had to know these moves were coming on the part of large corporations, and all his threats and belligerence can do nothing to forestall it.

And small businesses?!? You will see them simply collapse under the weight of these new regulations.

Mar 28 11:24

Deep Background - Assassinating Americans

Killing dissident citizens without due process is not a unique practice. Libyans, Iranians, and Soviets all did it in the 1980s and 1990s. But it is unusual in a liberal democracy where there are restraints on depriving a citizen of his life. The odd thing is that no one who matters seems too disturbed. No congressional committee protested, the New York Times only ran a short discussion thread on its online opinion page, and the Washington Post relegated the story to page 3 without any follow-up.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama's approval of extrajudicial assassinations means that he has absolutely no respect for, or faith in, the rule of law, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights.

As heinous as US citizens' crimes against the state may be, we used to depend on due process through which to convict them for their crimes.

we used to be a nation of laws, not a nation of men.

Now, due to Obama's having institutionalized extrajudicial assassination, this country is behaving like any third-world tin-pot dictatorship, and killing with impunity.

Mar 28 11:17

I Must Be Weird

I turn on the television and look at the talking heads telling us what to think, what to wear, what to believe and what to say and and I see the pedicures, manicures, 200 dollar hair cuts, 1000 dollar suits, protected by body guards all the while trying to CONvince us they are like we are and I just want to choke the living shit out of the likes of Sean Hannity, Bill O'rielly, Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh on and on to what must be infinity and it really pisses me off, but I don't know.. I Must be Weird.

Mar 28 09:51

Samson and the second Nakba: a short history of the Jewish Hercules

Gilad Atzmon argues that the rift in US-Israeli relations may be seen by the hawks who dominate Israeli politics as an opportunity to free Israel from what they see as a US bond that holds them back from ethnically cleansing Palestine of all Palestinians and from attacking Iran.

Mar 28 09:34

Resistance By William Grigg

Meservey was neutralized and not long from the comforting embrace of alcohol-induced unconsciousness. Thus it seems obvious to someone not indoctrinated in the state’s view of discretionary killing that there was no reason to use lethal force of any kind in this situation. Using the minimal force necessary to take the keys away from Meservey would have ended any threat the drunk posed to persons and property.

But Meservey had done something more serious than threaten the lives and property of other citizens; he had insulted a police officer through his persistent refusal to submit.

Mar 28 09:04

Marijuana Legalization ~ Grassroots Industry or Corporate Takeover

Even though California will rake in some much needed tax money to use wisely or waste, who will ultimately benefit? Will local growers be allowed to enter into the market or as usual when there's big money to be made will corporations attempt to corrupt the system and control the supply? Factory pot farms? I don't think we want to see that.

Mar 28 08:34

Treason by Members of the United States Congress

It must have been realised that the letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, signed by nearly 300 members of the U.S. Congress, affirming their commitment to Israel, would be widely publicised...

Mar 27 19:44

Nancy Schaefer Found Dead: Suicide, Conspiracy, or Murder?

Former Georgia State Senator Nancy Schaefer and her husband were found shot dead in their Georgia home Saturday. Nancy fought abuses by children's social services and claimed
CPS was involved in child trafficking rings.

Link includes an interview with Alex Jones.
Also see
Report of Georgia Senator Nancy Schaefer on CPS Corruption

Mar 27 14:28

Obama Democrats VS Tea Party Republicans: A Fake Fight Over Fake Health Care Reform

The margin and distribution of votes last weekend reveals White House effort to blame Republican obstruction and Democratic progressives for the delay in passing health care to have been utter scams. Not one Republican voted for the bill, and no Republican votes were ever needed. While the White House allowed 26 of 58 Democratic Blue Dogs to vote against the bill, including Art Davis of Alabama and John Marshall and John Barrow of Georgia, it applied incredible pressure against Dennis Kucinch and other advocates of single payer to line up behind the pro-corporate, anti health care bill. They, and the movement for real universal health care, for single payer, were the White House's real foes.

Mar 27 11:31

Are We Selfish Individuals or an Empathic Society? The Answer Could Determine Whether We Have a Future

If human nature is as the Enlightenment philosophers claimed, then we are likely doomed. It is impossible to imagine how we might create a sustainable global economy and restore the biosphere to health if each and every one of us is, at the core of our biology, an autonomous agent and a self-centered and materialistic being.

Mar 27 11:27

We Are in the Middle of Transformational Change: It's Time the Debate Matches up with the Huge Challenges Ahead of Us

A better world is possible. So is a worse one. Which will we get? Finding the proper focus is itself a challenge.

For example, much of the conversation these days among well-meaning people about the state of our economy and what the president (or somebody) ought to do about it centers on jobs. Do we need more jobs? The conventional answer is of course we do, so let’s keep on having the old arguments about tax breaks versus government stimulus, big business versus small business, blah, blah, blah.

But maybe we don’t need "jobs" at all. Maybe instead of scurrying around to create "jobs" as defined for the last 100 years we should start by taking a different tack altogether.

Mar 27 11:26

Have a Nice World War, Folks

This is Americanism, the only predatory ideology to deny that it is an ideology. The rise of tentacular corporations that are dictatorships in their own right and of a military that is now a state with the state, set behind the façade of the best democracy 35,000 Washington lobbyists can buy, and a popular culture programmed to divert and stultify, is without precedent. More nuanced perhaps, but the results are both unambiguous and familiar. Denis Halliday and Hans von Sponeck, the senior United Nations officials in Iraq during the American and British-led blockade, are in no doubt they witnessed genocide. They saw no gas chambers. Insidious, undeclared, even presented wittily as enlightenment on the march, the Third World War and its genocide proceeded, human being by human being.

Mar 27 09:27


Our service members are dying on a daily basis fighting two wars for these parasites and now Israel is hoping to expand the present disaster into a trifecta–meaning the US fighting Iran.

AIPAC, ADL run the show here folks no doubt about it, they buy of our congress with money, hookers, little boys, anything congress wants for their vote Israel will provide. Our congress is nothing more than a high-priced whorehouse. They are nothing more than streetwalkers, thieves in the night and killers for hire.

Mar 27 09:21

Celebrating Earth Hour

I will be celebrating this bogus event by turning ALL the lights on in my house, running the dishwasher, washing machine, dryer and whatever else I can turn on.

Mar 27 09:21

US killed Afghan civilians, lied, got caught, attacked reporter. US military: refuse unlawful wars

*hyperlinks live at source*

US-led forces added the murders of pregnant women to the recent murders of school children in Afghanistan. US military officials were forced to admit they lied in their report that Afghan “bad guys” murdered five civilians when Timesonline reporter Jerome Starkey went to the scene and documented that all evidence and witness testimony was that US-led forces murdered innocent civilians in a night raid. Unanimous testimony included Afghan government officials, police chiefs and survivors of the attack. The United Nations and New York Times investigated and corroborated Mr. Starkey’s reporting.

Mar 27 08:56

Obama's 'Big F*cking Health Care Deal'

Karl Marx said that communism can be summed up in one sentence and if anyone really knew how to summarize communism, it was Comrade Marx. He said that the theory of the communists is: "The abolition of private property." In an all-powerful communist state, the state can forcefully remove any private property from any property owner and hand their property over to another party that the state deems is more "in need" of the confiscated property.

Comrade Obama has now signed into law the state demand that we hand over our privately owned compensation for our labor (i.e., our money) to the corrupt insurance industry.

Mar 27 08:42

Health Care Mandate - Now The Legal Fight Begins

If ever America needed proof that Obama never intended to deliver on his campaign promise to "change the way Washington works," it can be found in the manner Obamacare was shoved down America's throat. The administration and Democratic leaders pulled out every sordid, coercive trick in the book to get around normal rules, the will of the people, and the constitution itself. So legally twisted was the course they took, it will take years to sort out the legal and constitutional questions.

Mar 26 12:34

Dot Connector Magazine

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, I am plugging it because I am in it. I am sure you understand. And if you don't, suffer. :)

Mar 26 10:47

Jon Stewart, Dylan Ratigan: videos to understand financial & banking corruption, obvious solutions

*hyperlinks and 2 great videos at source*

The last professional polling numbers show that the most knowledgeable of Americans watch Jon Stewart’s Daily Show. The following two brief videos of Stewart and financial analyst Dylan Ratigan walk people through what is now disclosed legal investigation of the dark core of Wall Street financial fraud. Salute to my friend, Billy Vegas of PuppetGov, for posting the videos :)

I’ll summarize below the four best written analyses I’ve found, and highly recommend the visual explanation and analyses in the concluding videos.

From George Washington’s Blog:

Mar 26 09:30

Paul Craig Roberts’ final essay: Corporate media is propaganda; serves US police state and oligarchs

*hyperlinks live at source*

Paul Craig Roberts, one of the sanest voices of the Reagan administration and lauded academic and government professional, is retiring his public essays. His last, reprinted below, summarizes his observation of government, media, and economics as criminal enterprises of “leadership” to create an American police state, veiled with psychopathically empty rhetoric of legality and American values.

Mar 26 08:51

I, Psychopath

"n this intriguing documentary, Sam Vaknin (an Israeli), a self-proclaimed psychopath, goes in search of a diagnosis. In a scientific first, he allows himself to undergo testing to find out if he was born without a conscience. He knows he’s narcissistic and cannot empathize with others. By his own admission, he’s pompous, grandiose, repulsive and contradictory, ruthless and devoid of scruples, capricious and unfathomable… but he believes, he’s not a bad person. What he is is indifferent…he couldn’t care less. Unless, of course, the topic is himself."

Mar 26 08:45

On the Multiple Death Threats I Have Recieved

The threats have come not from anonymous callers, but from identifiable people here in the United States who have put their threats in writing, to be carried out by their minions. I believe these people are delusional. They actually think they have a right to kill me, "for my own good".

Mar 25 17:40

Anti-Hate Group Finds Yet Another Group It Hates

The Southern Poverty Law Center, has published a post on yet another group of people it hates: FEMA conspiracy theorists.

Mar 25 16:57

Israel’s provocation at al-Aqsa

The Israeli government has indicated that it will press ahead with a plan to enlarge the Jewish prayer plaza at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City, despite warnings that the move risks triggering a third intifada, Jonathan Cook reports.

Mar 25 12:10

Canada reassigns warship to fight al Qaeda attacks

Canada has cancelled a visit to India for one of its warships and assigned it to counterterrorism operations in the Gulf of Aden because of risks of al Qaeda attacks, an officer on the ship said on Wednesday.

Two weeks ago, the U.S. government warned ships sailing off Yemen's coast of the risk of al Qaeda attacks similar to a suicide bombing of the U.S. warship Cole in 2000, which killed 17 sailors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported on 17 March, 2010, in:

"Iran is assisting al Qaeda by facilitating links between senior terrorist leaders and affiliate groups, the commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East told Congress on Tuesday."

One has to wonder if Washington and its allies are in the process of conjuring up some kind of "false flag" operation to be blamed jointly on al Qaeda and Iran, and this will be the bloody shirt waved as the reason for an immediate attack against Iran.

Mar 25 11:11

Albert Einstein on the task of humanity -

"A human being is part of the whole, called by us 'universe,' limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a prison, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons close to us.

Our task must be to free ourselves from our prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all humanity and the whole of nature in its beauty." – Albert Einstein

Mar 25 10:59

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Take Own Lives

The foreclosure crisis in Philadelphia is now becoming a matter of life and death. Eyewitness News has learned that in the past month, two homeowners took their own lives before sheriff's deputies arrived to tell them that they were being evicted.

"They really don't understand that it's imminent, it's going to happen. Take some sort of proactive steps to stop it from happening," foreclosure prevention director Darrel K. Stewart said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Darrel K. Stewart: the President's much-touted "Foreclosure Prevention Program" isn't working because lending institutions refuse to lower payments to allow homeowners who are "under water" to survive financially!

Therefore, there are few to zero "proactive steps" to take under those circumstances.

Mar 25 09:54

Marijuana legalization officially on California ballot

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They remembered where they left those petitions!!!!!!!!!!

Mar 25 06:59

The Enemy Amongst Us

On Monday, AIPAC kicked off yet another of its policy conferences which usually features a who’s-who of Israel-obedient politicians (you might be thinking that includes the entirety of Congress and the Executive Branch, and I say ‘well almost’). As most of us know, AIPAC is the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. I won’t spend much time on that but there really are a few key points to note...

Mar 25 05:49

Trucks burned in possible threat to Calif. police

Four municipal trucks were set ablaze in a rural Riverside County town plagued by bizarre booby trap attempts to kill police officers, and authorities said Wednesday the fire may be linked to the earlier attacks.

"Everyone is worried, everyone is being careful," Hemet police Lt. Duane Wisehart said. "You get scared a little bit and then you get angry. It keeps happening."


Mar 25 03:02

Breaking: Senate Will Have to Return Health Bill to House

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans learned early Thursday that they will be able to kill language in a measure altering President Barack Obama's newly enacted health care overhaul, meaning the bill will have to return to the House for final congressional approval.

Mar 25 00:16

The US is at a Precipice

By Tim Gatto

Mar 24 16:51

Bibi Netanyahu’s babe: kneepad diplomacy lives!

Alan Sabrosky argues that US politicians’ loyalty to Israel – “there isn't any longer even a facade of ‘dual loyalty’, only loyalty to Israel alone – has reached a point where, despite its enormous power, the US is totally paralysed in the face of Israel.

Mar 24 16:46

Israelis unhappy with weak loyalty of “British dogs”

Gilad Atzmon views the reasons behind the anger of Israeli politicians at the insufficient loyalty displayed by their British counterparts that culminated in the expulsion of an Israeli spy over the cloning of UK passports used by the murderers of a Hamas fighter in Dubai.

Mar 24 15:46

Texas inmate seeking DNA test gets last-minute stay of execution

The order was handed down less than an hour before Henry "Hank" Skinner, 47, was scheduled to be executed by injection for the New Year's Eve 1993 killings of his live-in girlfriend, Twila Busby, and her two sons, Elwin Caler, 22, and Randy Busby, 20, in Pampa, Texas.

Mar 24 12:27

Potato Chip Heir Kills Self, Fakes Own Murder

The Jefferson County coroner determined that Major Bashinsky, a 63-year-old lawyer from Mountain Brook, Ala., had loosely bound his hands and taped his mouth shut, before wading into a pond at the Highland Park Golf Course in Brimingham and shooting himself in the head last month.

Mar 24 11:52

CHANCELLOR Alistair Darling has delivered his last crucial budget — and plunged the country further into debt.

Government spending won't be cut until next year.

And we can't even drown our sorrows without being hit in the pocket as Darling ups booze prices.

The Sun's panel of experts have delivered scathing verdicts on the Chancellor's Budget.

Read more:


For those living in Britain, that sucking sound is the government spending the money in your wallet.

Mar 24 11:41

The healthcare law is an ass

Before you contemplate America's historic new healthcare reform bill, here's an inspirational Bible verse from the book of Deuteronomy, chapter 22, verses 28 and 29:

"If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay the girl's father 50 shekels of silver. He must marry the girl, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives."

Now rewrite this so it's the victim who has to pay her attacker and stay with him forever, and you'll know what happens in the US when big corrupt out-of-control industries screw some little guy, or the entire economy, and government gets involved.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This alleged "health care reform" does nothing to enhance any US citizen's health; it is all about raising taxes, and further enriching the insurance corporations, who literally co-wrote this legislation to benefit them, and not We the People.

If congress were actually serious about improving Americans' health, they would prevent certain poisons, like MSG and Aspartame, from ever being included in any food product sold in this country, and would have a food inspection systems which catches things like salmonella and bovine spongiform encephalopathy, before they actually get into the food chain!

Mar 24 11:22

JP Morgan Paid $1.9 Billion For Washington Mutual And Now It Wants A $1.4 Billion Tax Refund

JP Morgan Chase is negotiating with the FDIC for a tax refund related to its acquisition of Washington Mutual that could amount to $1.4 billion, The Wall Street Journal is reporting this morning.

A little noticed change in tax law was incorporated into the extension of jobless benefits last year. Under the new rules companies can use losses to apply for tax refunds against earnings from the past 5 years--up from just 2 years before the change.

It isn't just JP Morgan that is benefiting from the tax changes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Huge corporations are going to get larger, while small businesses are about to become an endangered species in the American economy.

Mar 24 11:21

Volcano eruption delays 177th Fighter Wing deployment

The aircraft transporting the Jersey Devils had intended to fly over the area en route to its destination in southwest Asia, but the Icelandic Civil Aviation Administration ordered all aircraft to stay 120 nautical miles away from the volcano area due to the possibility of ash getting into engines.

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Southwest Asia? As in "Iran?"

Mar 24 11:00

Obama the Cold Warrior? Hostile Relations with Russia and China

After observing recent pronouncements from Hillary Clinton that Venezuela start ‘playing by the rules’ and revert to free market capitalism, it’s starting to look like we might be heading into an era of deja vu once more. Provocations from Obama against China and Russia, are making the current climate look a lot like the recent past. One would have thought in a world where the United States only has the courage to attack much lesser third world ‘powers’, that Obama wouldn’t be ginning up a great deal of antagonism with much more evenly matched states; but that’s precisely what seems to be occurring under team Obama’s charge.

Mar 24 10:32

The US' Choreographed "Outrage" At Israel

Israel's announcement came on the same day that Biden had arrived in the country to proudly confirm the US' "absolute, total and unvarnished" commitment to its ally, and commence indirect talks with the Palestinians. Following the announcement, protests and violent clashes broke out in Jerusalem and elsewhere throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Mar 24 09:41

16 Ongoing Porn Investigations of SEC Employees

No fewer than 16 investigations are currently underway into SEC employees who've spent up to 1½ hours a day viewing online smut and kiddie porn.

Mar 24 09:03

Irish bishop quits, begs 'forgiveness and pardon' from children abused by priests he shielded

Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation Wednesday of Bishop John Magee, a former papal aide who stands accused of endangering children by failing to follow the Irish church's own rules on reporting suspected pedophile priests to police.

Magee apologized to victims of any pedophile priests who were kept in parish posts since he took charge of the southwest Irish diocese of Cloyne in 1987.

"To those whom I have failed in any way, or through any omission of mine have made suffer, I beg forgiveness and pardon," the 73-year-old Magee said in a statement.


Is it just me or does religion seem to have more than it's share of these cretins?

Mar 24 08:31

Healthcare Intervention: The Bigger Picture

Medical socialism is but one variety of a larger problem. But it is one that is particularly devastating to people, because it affects their capacity for staying healthy and alive. By robbing individuals of their rights to exchange and choose, Mises wrote, state-run medical systems are comparable to those run by the army or by prisons, which are not centers of health but of disease and disaster.

Mar 24 07:18

Right-winger Ann Coulter silenced by angry protesters at University of Ottawa

Hundreds of screaming students succeeded in what few thought possible Tuesday night - they silenced incendiary right-winger Ann Coulter.

Organizers for the American's tour of Canada scrubbed her much-anticipated speech at the University of Ottawa when students crowded the entrance before her arrival. A spokesman for the organizers said about 2,000 "threatening" students posed a security threat to the darling of the American right, and she was advised against appearing.


"darling of the American right"? Man is the US ever messed up!!!!!

Mar 24 06:34

You can polish a turd up real nice, but it'll never be anything other than a turd.

Following the passage of the US Senate’s version of the heathcare bill, many Democrats, progressives and liberals have predictably fallen into a conciliatory stupor. Gone are the sharp criticisms of Obama’s handling of the illegal wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and Ethiopia. Neglected are official validations for torture and extraordinary rendition, illegal wire-tapping, targeted-assassinations, legal obstruction, and the oppression of minorities. Forgotten is the public rancour that followed the passage of the bankers’ bailout, as well as the second classist assault which was branded as “economic stimulus”. Ignored is the underlying reality that almost everything that passes through the American political system is corrupt, undemocratic, inhumane, and classist.

Mar 23 18:23

American as Apple Pie!

Just could not pass this one up. It is from a media syndication from Israel. It is called Arutz Sheva and is considered an openly Zionist media source. The article speaks for its self and is worth the read. Also a Reuters article that was carried in the New York Times...

Mar 23 18:20

Obamacare for everyone but Obama

President Obama declared that the new health care law "is going to be affecting every American family." Except his own, of course.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (absence of) surprise on this.

Mar 23 18:16

Putin, China's Xi vow 'strategic' support in first meeting

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, tipped to become China's president, hailed the strength of bilateral ties Tuesday as they looked to forge a counterbalance to the power of the US.

The meeting came as Moscow and Beijing seek to put behind them the rivalries of the Cold War, a period when the two Communist powers eyed each other with suspicion, and position themselves as counterweights to US global dominance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a political and military partnership which seems to be evolving to the benefit of both countries.

While the US is nearly insolvent from spending itself into bankruptcy to fund these wars without end, Russia and China have been handling their energy needs with development deals, but not bullets, as has the US.

Mar 23 15:45

Unions Want to Take Over Your 401(k)

One of the nation's largest labor unions, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), is promoting a plan that will centralize all retirement plans for American workers, including private 401(k) plans, under one new "retirement system" for the United States.

Mar 23 15:13

Wash D. C. Metro will stage simulated explosions on a train and bus this weekend ... (with) coordination with other regional agencies

Metro most recently began conducting drills last month, even staging a display of force at Union Station during a morning rush hour.

The first drill this weekend will take place at 1 a.m. Sunday when the agency simulates an explosion on a rail car

Mar 23 13:57

Israeli Politician Compares British To “Dogs” For Israeli Diplomat Expulsion

Britain’s expulsion of an Israeli ‘diplomat’ because of the Mossad murder of a Palestinian official in Dubai has created outrage in the Israeli Knesset(parliament). Politicians there are comparing the British to “dogs”...

Mar 23 13:12

Government to drop carbon tax in another setback for Sarkozy

The president has moved quickly to quell growing unhappiness in the ranks of his own party, bringing in three new ministers with the aim of heading off potential malcontents, and there had been growing speculation the carbon tax could be halted.

Mar 23 12:35

At White House, Biden’s Expletive Caught on Open Mic

At the end of his introduction of the president, Mr. Biden, who is well known for ad-libbing to the point of getting him in a little trouble, turned to Mr. Obama, embraced him and elaborated on the historic nature of the day.

“Mr. President, this is a big … deal,” he said, adding an adjective between big and deal, that begins with ‘f.’

Mar 23 12:25

Judge Napolitano: Why State Efforts Against Obamacare Are Doomed

FOX Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano weighs in on the legality of the health-care legislation.

Mar 23 12:11

How Sovereign is Europe? Washington has Murdered Privacy Rights at Home And Abroad

The EU has given in to Washington’s demand for "free access to the banking data of the central financial service provider, Swift, in Europe. All financial flows in Europe (and between Europe and the rest of the world) will now be monitored by the CIA and other American and Israeli intelligence services." The monitoring will include transfers within Germany, for example, and within individual cities. "The data, even data of completely innocent citizens, have to be stored for five years, of course, at the expense of the banks and their customers."

How sovereign is the EU when it it unable to protect the financial privacy of its citizens from foreign governments?

Mar 23 11:16

Defeat In Victory: The Democrat’s Health Care Bill

What looks like a big victory for Obama and the Democrats may be their greatest undoing. It’s true that the passage of Obama’s health care bill represents a significant political victory for the Democrats. But sometimes a battle won could equal a lost war.

It’s telling that Obama had so much trouble in getting his own party to pass the bill on a simple majority basis: the bill was so blatantly watered down with the corporate hose that anyone with their name attached to it feared future electoral doom.

Mar 23 11:15

Closing Time: An Historic Confirmation of Corporate Power

"The health insurance legislation is a major political symbol wrapped around a shredded substance. It does not provide coverage that is universal, comprehensive or affordable. It is a remnant even of its own initially compromised self — bereft of any public option, any safeguard for states desiring a single payer approach, any adequate antitrust protections, any shift of power toward consumers to defend themselves, any regulation of insurance prices, any authority for Uncle Sam to bargain with drug companies, and any reimportation of lower-priced drugs."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the US Republic of Corporatocracy, a government by the corporations, of the corporations, and for the corporations, brought to you courtesy of the best US Congress money can buy!

Mar 23 10:59

Video: Obama breaks promise for 5-day public inspection; signs corporate “health” welfare bill

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Obama promised five days for public consideration, discussion, and informed opinions about bills reaching the President before he would sign them into law.

Obama promised the identities online of lobbyists and corporations that would benefit from tax increases, including how much these corporations would benefit.

The amount American taxpayers lose from the “health” insurance company welfare bill compared with universal health care that eliminates corporate middle-men is between $100 and $300 billion every year.

Mar 23 10:02

U.S. judge orders release of Guantanamo detainee

The ruling by Judge James Robertson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordering Slahi's release from the controversial prison for foreign terrorism suspects, was classified.

A declassified version, with details of the judge's decision, is expected to be released later. Justice Department spokesman Dean Boyd said the agency "was reviewing the decision."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting human being, I wouldn't bet that this man will be released.

Note the following paragraph:

"In his habeas corpus petition in 2008 seeking release from the Guantanamo prison, his lawyers argued Slahi had been subject to harsh interrogation techniques authorized by then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld."

The government doesn't want the sickening embarrassment of what was done to many of these men to become public knowledge. And I can guarantee you that waterboarding wasn't the worst of it.

Mar 23 08:28

Implodocare And Death By Debt

Everything is against this BO Burger Plan working. He waged civil war and drove another great stake through the heart of the nation to save his Bill because not saving it would wound his puffed up vanity and threaten his soaring sense of Hubris. This is an obviously insane vanity bill intended to save BO and the Demos from reality.

Mar 23 07:57

Dr. Leviathan Will See You Now by William Norman Grigg

Despite the best efforts of its servants to swaddle it within layer after layer of tender-hearted rhetoric, the State remains as Nietzsche described it: "the coldest of all cold monsters.... Everything it says, it lies; and whatever it has it has stolen." It "bites with stolen teeth, and it bites often...."

Bearing that last maxim in mind, we can discern the true intentions behind "Obamacare" in the fact that it includes the largest expansion of the IRS -- both in terms of power and personnel -- since the reign of FDR, America's first fascist President-For-Life.

Mar 23 05:56

Testing Phobia: Texas Set to Execute Another Innocent Man

The bloody-minded, death-obsessed state of Texas, which has already demonstrably executed at least one innocent man, Cameron Todd Willingham (who was falsely accused and ultimately killed by the state for the alleged arson "murder" of his two little children when in fact they'd died because of a fire caused by an electrical fault), may be about to execute yet another innocent man.

This time it's Hank Skinner, 47, a man who has spent 16 years on the state's busy death row protesting his innocence in the 1993 New Year's Eve murder of his girlfriend, Twila Busby, and her two sons, aged 20 and 22.

Mar 22 22:03

US’ “Greatest Generation” won WW2 against wars like the US fights today in Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran…

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The sacrifice and victory of the “Greatest Generation” was codified in the US-created treaty of the UN Charter: invading other nations, Wars of Aggression, would be unlawful.

The spirit and letter of these strict limits to lawful war are clear: war is only allowed if, and only if, it is in self-defense from an armed attack from a nation’s government and/or authorized by the UN Security Council (UNSC). Self-defense from individual attacks of terror is unaffected by the UN Charter.

Mar 22 17:49

Report - Navy Anti-Terror Drill Will Go Delta Level Security

Navy-wide Anti-Terrorism Training Exercise March 22-26

Exercise Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield 2010 is a single, large, Navy-wide integrated exercise designed to enhance the training and readiness of Navy security personnel to respond to threats
that may happen in the real world, but is not in response to any specific threat.

Mar 22 15:04

Israel’s “No renting to Arabs” policy

Jonathan Cook reports on how the efforts of one rare Israeli Jewish couple to coexist with fellow Arab citizens have been thwarted by their elected racist Jewish community officials.

”Three of the couple’s six dogs have been mysteriously poisoned; Mrs Zakai’s car has been sprayed with the words ”Arab lover” and the windows smashed; her three children in school are regularly taunted and bullied by other pupils; and a collection of vintage cars in the family’s yard has been set on fire in what police say was an arson attack.”

Mar 22 12:44

BMW announces contract to equip US police cars

The world's leading luxury car maker, BMW, said Monday it had won a contract worth at least a billion euros (1.35 billion dollars) to make diesel motors and transmissions for high-tech US police cars.

The deal, signed with Carbon Motors Corporation, includes the delivery of "more than 240,000" six-cylinder engines, transmissions and exhaust systems, a statement said.


I bet GM execs are looking for another bailout by the end of the year so they can pay bonuses.

Mar 22 10:22

An Attack on Healthcare in the Guise of Reform

After months of closed-door negotiations with insurance CEOs and pharmaceutical executives, Obama made the absurd claim that the measure came “from the bottom up.” In fact, the legislation was entirely dictated from the top. It represents the opening shot in a sweeping attack on health care for working people.

Mar 22 10:03

Navy warns ships about al Qaeda risk near Yemen

The Navy is warning ships sailing in waters near Yemen that al Qaeda is planning seaborne attacks similar to the 2000 suicide boat bombing of the USS Cole.

A warning notice posted on the Web site of the Office of Naval Intelligence and dated March 10 stated that the alert was issued to promote security for shipping companies and other vessels transiting the piracy-plagued region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As recently as 17 March, 2010, as reported at:

"Petraeus Claims Iran Aiding al-Qaeda"

"Iran is assisting al Qaeda by facilitating links between senior terrorist leaders and affiliate groups, the commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East told Congress on Tuesday.

Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of the U.S. Central Command, also said Iran’s nuclear program is facing problems, and as a result, Tehran is not expected to emerge with a nuclear weapon this year."

One has to wonder if perhaps some kind of "false flag" event is about to be conjured up relatively soon by those for whom it would be geopolitically beneficial, to blame on Al Qaeda and Iran.

Mar 22 09:34

Report - Navy Anti-Terror Drill Will Go Delta Level Security

Exercise Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield 2010 is a single, large, Navy-wide integrated exercise designed to enhance the training and readiness of Navy security personnel to respond to threats that may happen in the real world, but is not in response to any specific threat. Loud noises may be heard and members of the surrounding community may experience changes in traffic flow. Gate access may be slowed due to Random Anti-terrorism Measures being in effect.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I recall that a number of military and government terror exercises coincided with the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Mar 22 08:42

Joe Biden Got What He Deserved And So Will America

American politicians need to wake up. No matter how much you kiss Israel’s ass, it will never be enough. You will, just like a 90 pound weakling is treated by the school bully, constantly be subjugated to more and more demands, no matter even if you decide to swallow after at first just spitting. It’s time for you to tell the Israelis and their loyalists here in the US, people like Rahm Emanuel and Deborah Wasserman-Schultz, to go fuck themselves and then you have to get back to the business of actually serving the needs of the American people.

Mar 22 08:10

Health care reform bill dooms America to Pharma-dominated sickness and suffering

(NaturalNews) Today the medical mafia struck another devastating blow to the health and freedom of all Americans. With the support of an inarguably corrupt Congress that has simply abandoned the real needs of the American people, the sick-care industry has locked in a high-profit scheme of disease and monopoly-priced pharmaceuticals in a nation that can ill afford either one.

Mar 22 07:17

Strategies for Revolutionaries: Animals, Humans & the Implications of Consciousness -

Western civilization, like its analogs throughout history, is plagued by taboos of all sorts. We have taboos about how to relate with potential mates on first dates, taboos about the quality and quantity of information we share with colleagues, taboos about gender dynamics, class dynamics, and all sorts of other relationships. Many of these taboos have become so ingrained within the social consciousness that any challenge to them can be seen as an act of profanity and an indignity to witness. When this happens, there is – to borrow from Lacan – often some deep ideologic chasm waiting to be traversed.

Mar 22 06:59

States rebel against Washington

There's an old joke in South Carolina: Confederate President Jefferson Davis may have surrendered at the Burt-Stark mansion in Abbeville, S.C., in 1865, but the people of state Rep. Michael Pitts's district never did...

Mar 22 06:48

16,500 more IRS agents needed to enforce Obamacare

New tax mandates and penalties included in Obamacare will cause the greatest expansion of the Internal Revenue Service since World War II, according to a release from Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas.

A new analysis by the Joint Economic Committee and the House Ways & Means Committee minority staff estimates up to 16,500 new IRS personnel will be needed to collect, examine and audit new tax information mandated on families and small businesses in the ‘reconciliation’ bill being taken up by the U.S. House of Representatives this weekend. ...

Mar 22 06:40

Clinton vows 'rock solid' commitment to Israel

Also Known As - Putting Americans In The Back Seat Where Israel Says They Belong

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Monday both her and President Barack Obama's support for Israeli security were "rock solid," adding in her case it is personal.

"For President Obama, for me, and for this entire administration, our commitment to Israel's security and Israel's future is rock solid," Clinton said in excerpts of a speech she will deliver to the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC.


How does she deal with the thick callouses on her knees?

Mar 21 19:45

We're all gonna die...

So, I had a disconcerting thought recently...We're all gonna die.

I don't mean that in a metaphysical, we all only have the time allotted to us, kind of way. I mean, we're all gonna die.

Whether it's Israel or Iran or , we're all dead. Soon.

And it's not that I fear for myself. I fear for my wife. And our unborn children. I've already resigned myself to the fact that I'll die before all of this is said and done. It's impossible for a man to love and fight for his country and still expect to come out unscathed at the other end. "Give me liberty or give me death!" as Patrick Henry famously said.

But what happens if we do get death? Am I condemning my family to a life of pauperism? Isn't the smart thing, as a family man, to go along to get along? To be a slave?

Mar 21 19:05

SPLC Attacks Colorado Public TV For Programming on 9/11

The Southern Poverty Law Center ("SPLC") lists WeAreChange organizations on its "Hatewatch" List. And recently printed an Article on its Website criticizing Colorado Public TV Station KBDI for presenting programming on 9/11 conspiracies (among other "conspiracies.")

So I posted this comment on the Blog for that Article:

Attacking Colorado Public TV.

Wow … that’s what this Group is about?

I came over to this site because I heard that an organization that holds itself out as a guardian of the poor, a protector of minorities and upholding the rule of law had defamed groups who are questioning the government’s explanation of what occurred on 9/11. (BTW – I see that your organization has over $100M in assets. It sure would be interesting to trace where all that money came from.)

Mar 21 15:05

The Death of American Populism

Until recently, faint echoes remained, sadly silenced after Senator Bernie Sanders and sole House populist capitulated.

Former Kucinich for president consultant, David Swanson, said "he gave in to the power of a false narrative, and that he ought to have said so....I think the corporate media has instilled in people the idea that presidents should make laws and the current president is trying to make a law that can reasonably be called 'healthcare reform' or at least 'health insurance reform.' " I don't excuse Kucinich flipping....I just want to find the right explanation for it."

The web site, ("everybody in. nobody out.") called the Democrats (like Republicans) "a corporate party, rotting from the core."

Mar 21 12:58

Vets, families, states’ law enforcement: Prosecute US govt. for murder in unlawful, lying US wars

*hyperlinks and videos live at source*

All reasons to go to war with Iraq were lies, and known to be lies at the time they were told. We know this because the evidence is disclosed by our own government and proves beyond doubt that the reasons were known lies. If you don’t already know this as factual and independently verifiable, read here before proceeding. That link will also prove beyond doubt that war with Iraq was unlawful.

Mar 20 19:03

The number of inmates in US state prisons is down – but only in an effort to save money

In the fight for reform of America's grim, overcrowded and gang-ridden prison system it is a small victory. But so rare that it deserves mention. A new study by the Pew Centre revealed last week that America's state prisons have actually reduced their total number of inmates. The tiny dip – by just 0.4% – marks a reverse in one of the most stubborn trends in American society: the booming of its prison population. In fact it was the first recorded drop in the number of prisoners held at state jails since 1972. The numbers, of course, are staggering. The survey showed that America's creaking state jails are still home to 1,403,091 people.

Mar 20 16:03

Iraq war 8th year: All “intelligence” for war proven as Orwellian and treasonous lies. Now what?

*hyperlinks and 3 videos live at source*

When US government “leaders” told known lies to unlawfully invade Iraq seven years ago, they committed the crime of treason by levying war against our own soldiers and Constitution. Corporate media are complicit in treason as they also lied by commission and omission to dupe American soldiers and public into “emperor has no clothes” obvious unlawful Wars of Aggression.

Those Americans in key positions committed to keeping our constitutional republic rather than a fascist empire are running out of time to enact their Oath to protect and defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, to refuse all orders associated with these unlawful wars and arrest those who issue them.

Mar 20 12:39

The homeless pay the price

In cities, counties, and states across America, homeless and mental health services are being eviscerated. As a result, programmes that have been carefully built up over decades are going to close. With them will go the expertise of trained staff; the accumulated experience of caseworkers who have gotten to know the needs and behaviours of individual clients, and who might have spent years getting those individuals to trust them enough to let them provide help; and the fragile bonds, the sense of belonging, that in some instances are the only things keeping a person on the edge from spiraling into more serious illness and more intractable long-term homelessness.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

On a moral basis, a country should be judged by how it treats the most fragile of its citizens; the physically ill, the mentally ill, its children, and its elderly.

Many US cities have made homelessness a criminal offense, as reported on 14 July, 2009, in:

"The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (NLCHP) and the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) released a report, Homes Not Handcuffs, tracking a growing trend in U.S. cities – the criminalization of homelessness. The report focuses on specific city measures from 2007 and 2008 that have targeted homeless persons, such as laws that make it illegal to sleep, eat, or sit in public spaces. The report includes information about 273 cities nationwide."

The US government is still borrowing itself bankrupt to fund wars and arms without end, ultimately with corporate profit as the required outcome.

But when we, as a society, will not take care of the most fragile of our fragile citizens now, we are surely setting the stage for a greater societal problem later.

Mar 20 09:02

Ask Not What Ron Paul Can Do for You…

We ought to be taking action NOW – with or without a Ron Paul campaign to work on.

This is true, quite simply, because the fight for liberty is ultimately a fight over ideas. It is not about electoral politics and getting "our" men into office in order to shove our ideas down the throats of the moronic masses. It is ultimately about rooting out moronic ideas altogether and replacing them with good ones. Ron Paul is merely the public representative of the ideas of liberty in a city that is almost completely devoid of honorable men and honorable ideas.

Mar 20 08:47

Medicating the military

At least one in six service members is on some form of psychiatric drug.

And many troops are taking more than one kind, mixing several pills in daily “cocktails” — for example, an antidepressant with an antipsychotic to prevent nightmares, plus an anti-epileptic to reduce headaches — despite minimal clinical research testing such combinations.

“It’s really a large-scale experiment. We are experimenting with changing people’s cognition and behavior,” said Dr. Grace Jackson, a former Navy psychiatrist.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if the underlying reason for our men and women in uniform using these drugs is a realization, at a very gut level, that in terms of the US invasion and occupation of both Iraq and Afghanistan, we're - this time - on the wrong side of history??

Saddam Hussein and the Taliban were never a real threat to the safety and security of the United States.

The war in Iraq had to do with its oil, and the war in Afghanistan is (theoretically) about the following:

1."Pacifying" Afghan civilians to the point where pipelines could be installed to control Eurasian oil (an outcome which remains illusive, 8 years on), and

2. Controlling the drug trade, from which so many profit so handsomely (mission accomplished here.)

The motive uniting all of these military activities had everything to do with ultimate private profit, and not the security of We the People.

I sure wish we had some folks in the legislative or executive branches of government who had the courage to explain to family or friends of our military who have gotten killed or maimed for life precisely why that happened.

And it's a very simple little word: profit.

Mar 20 07:58

New Policy at D.C. Federal Courthouse Restricts Liquids, Gels

"It's important that we do we all we can to stop the bad guys form trying to hurt members of the court family," said Ed Sloane, chief deputy of the U.S. Marshals Service for the District of Columbia. "This is a deterrent to stay up with technology to keep these bad guys from doing something to this courthouse.”

The bad guys are already IN the court!

Mar 20 07:37

Lawsuit claims Boy Scouts sex abuse

Attorneys Paul Mones and Kelly Clark won the release of files from 1965-85 to help them make the case in a $14 million lawsuit against the Boy Scouts filed by a 37-year-old Oregon man. He was sexually molested in the early 1980s by assistant Scoutmaster Timur Dykes, who was convicted three times between 1983 and 1994 of sexually abusing boys, most of them Scouts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Posted for the people whining I only pick on the Catholics.

Mar 19 14:32

Hernando’s Rapidly Deteriorating Economy Pushing People To Steal Appliances To Survive

Earlier today I came across a St. Petersburg Times story about recent appliance thefts in Hernando county. The story did nothing to address how bad the area’s economy is so I felt the need to write something about the economic situation here...

Mar 19 10:08

London Papers: Tony Blair has Middle East Financial Interests

The Daily Mail described Blair as waging an “extraordinary two-year battle to keep secret a lucrative deal with a multinational oil giant which has extensive interests in Iraq”, referring to the just revealed fact that Mr. Blair serves as advisor to a South Korean firm, UI Energy, since August 2008, and has made at least £20million since leaving Downing
Blair had convinced the [vetting] committee to keep details of both his business deals from the public for almost two years.
Street in June 2007.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That Blair made a "killing"- literally and figuratively - from his involvement in the Iraq war should surprise no one who has any insights into the man's true character.

Waging war, to create profits for private business, is something with which Blair was completely and perfectly comfortable.

To the best of my knowledge, none of his children are in the UK military, so it was always other people's kids and families who were getting killed or maimed for life in this pursuit.

Mar 19 10:05

Ex-Pfizer Worker Cites Genetically Engineered Virus In Lawsuit Over Firing

Medical experts will be watching closely Monday when a scientist who says she has been intermittently paralyzed by a virus designed at the Pfizer laboratory where she worked in Groton opens a much anticipated trial that could raise questions about safety practices in the dynamic field of genetic engineering.

Mar 19 09:59

White House Won't Rule Out That Obama Will Sign Other Bills Such As Immigration Reform That Are Not Put to Yea or Nay Votes in Both Houses

The White House declined on Thursday to rule out that President Barack Obama might sign future legislation, such as an immigration reform measure, that has not been put to a recorded yea-or-nay vote in both houses of Congress.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Republic of the United States of America, rest in peace.

If the White House goes through with using the Slaughter Procedure, this Republic, as it has stood, and as Americans understand it to exist as a "Constitutional Republic", will be no more.

Mar 19 09:04

I'd Kill For a Peace Prize

What would it take to get most Americans to give away their freedoms?

A full-scale military attack from the combined forces of China and Russia (?)

An interplanetary invasion by aliens with advanced weaponry (?)

No. It takes only one nut-job (with a bomb in his underwear) to send the people of the most powerful nation on the planet into a paranoid fit of fear.

Mar 19 08:23

The Pentagon Church Militant and Us

When it comes to our nation’s military affairs, ignorance is not bliss. What’s remarkable then, given the permanent state of war in which we find ourselves, is how many Americans seem content not to know.

Mar 19 08:22

Should Conspiratorial Thinking Be The Default Position?

Considering the number of times governments have been caught lying over the last few decades, we have to ask the question, should the belief that major world events and political developments happen as a result of a conspiracy of some form or other be the default position in contemporary thinking, or should we continue to blindly trust government and afford it the credibility it plainly doesn’t deserve in order to maintain a perceived sense of order?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trust arrives on foot but leaves on horseback. The fact is that the US Government is in the middle of a huge credibility crisis of its own making and anyone still declaring an abiding trust of the government is either getting paid by that government or should not be allowed to operate machinery as they are clearly a danger to themselves and others.

Mar 19 08:13

Obama backs plan to legalize illegals

President Obama gave a thumbs up Thursday to the outline of a plan to legalize illegal immigrants and create a flow of low-skilled foreign workers for the future, saying the immigration bill being worked on by a Republican and a Democrat is "promising."

The senators also proposed to turn all Social Security cards into tamper-proof IDs to be checked by employers when they are about to hire a worker. The cards would include biometric information designed to prevent counterfeiting -- but the senators said the information would not be stored in a government database.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Never believe what this government says about not storing data in a permanent database: that will ultimately be the next step.

Mar 19 08:05

Republicans assail IRS provision in health care bill

Ranking member Dave Camp (R-Mich.) said many Americans have already rejected the call for health care reform for other reasons and an expansion of the IRS should only add to call to "kill the bill."

Taxpayers could be required to buy insurance under President Barack Obama’s reform proposal by 2014 or face penalties of roughly $325 per individual that the IRS would collect.

Mar 18 14:06

Topless Gardener Causes A Stir In Boulder

Police spokeswoman Sarah Huntley says an officer told Pierce to consider wearing a shirt because children at the school across the street were playing outside.

Pierce's husband then complained to police. Huntley says a police supervisor agreed with Pierce's husband that Pierce wasn't breaking any laws.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Doesn't the City of Boulder have more pressing business that what a woman does on her own property, emphasis on "HER OWN PROPERTY!"

If anyone has a problem with naked breast, and I don't know anybody who does except the religious wackos (who should kindly shut the heck up until they deal with the child molestation going on in the choir loft!), they can LOOK THE OTHER WAY!

This is just another case of government intruding into personal behavior that is really none of their business, to justify their salaries and budgets.

Mar 18 13:09

Blockbuster About To Die?

Shares of Blockbuster took a nosedive yesterday dropping more than .11 (approximately 29%) on rumors of bankruptcy being in the near future for the video rental giant...

Mar 18 11:07

The American Dream Has Moved Abroad

As Michael Moore wrote in 2003, the American dream is what has kept Americans from rebelling against corporate corruption:

"After fleecing the American public and destroying the American dream for most working people, how is it that, instead of being drawn and quartered and hung at dawn at the city gates, the rich got a big wet kiss from Congress … and no one says a word? How can that be?"

I think it’s because we’re still addicted to the Horatio Alger fantasy drug.

Mar 18 10:26

Look your victims in the eyes: this is Iran, these are Iranians to be killed in the next US war

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

If you don’t already know that claims for war with Iran are all provable and absolute lies, start here.

If you don’t know that US political and media “leaders” lie by omission that the US overthrew Iran’s democracy from 1953 to 1979 to install an oil-friendly dictator, and that the US supplied and directly aided the invasion of Iran from 1980 to 1988 to reinstall an oil-friendly dictator, continue here. These acts killed up to a million Iranians. This history is the proper context to consider lying US rhetoric for war with Iran. And if you’re not absolutely comfortable that “lying US rhetoric for war with Iran” is what is happening, go back to the link in the first paragraph.

Mar 18 09:57

Is New Jersey protected from a storm like Katrina?

Is New Jersey protected from a storm like Katrina? Evidence suggests not. Because it borders the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware River, southern New Jersey is especially vulnerable to flooding and storm surges. Low lying areas along the Delaware Bay are protected by a little-known system of more than 35 earthen levees and tide gates originally constructed during Colonial times. This ancient flood control infrastructure is crumbling, and responsibility for maintenance is fragmented and uncoordinated.


A reader mentioned the situation. I thought it would be useful for people to have a gander at this.
IMHO, it looks like someone connected to the insurance industry may be looking at "opportunities".

Mar 18 09:48

China Drawing High-Tech Research From U.S.

For years, many of China’s best and brightest left for the United States, where high-tech industry was more cutting-edge. But Mark R. Pinto is moving in the opposite direction.

In addition to moving Mr. Pinto and his family to Beijing in January, Applied Materials, whose headquarters are in Santa Clara, Calif., has just built its newest and largest research labs here. Last week, it even held its annual shareholders’ meeting in Xi’an.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think we are seeing the start of a trend here, and one which will continue as this country continues to bankrupt itself.

Mar 18 09:45

Insurers score big win as parliamentarian blocks rate hike watchdog

A Democrat's proposal to create a government watchdog board which would vet insurance premium hikes is likely off the table after the Senate parliamentarian ruled that the proposal isn't suitable to be added in reconciliation, the budget measure Democrats are using to move health care reform forward in the Senate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Health insurers have to be salivating at this point about all the goodies waiting for them in this alleged "health care" bill, which has absolutely nothing to do with American citizens' health.

Mar 18 09:29

Jewelry stolen in deathbed robbery

“Who goes into a dying woman’s room and steals her jewelry?” said disgusted Toronto Police Det. Christopher Higgins.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My sympathies to the family, but who wears jewelry in a hospital?????

Mar 18 09:07

Billboard on I-70 in Missouri

Thanks to my friend Bigassbuzz at Myspace for the post.

Mar 18 08:29

American Military: Trust in the Last Vestige of US Dominance

The world’s richest people (two of the top five are Indians)…its biggest markets…it largest financial reserves…its most profitable companies – all are moving away from the US.

And now the Chinese are proposing to help the US upgrade its transportation system. Word from Beijing is that Chinese contractors are pitching high-speed rail lines to California, Florida and Illinois.

What next?

Mar 18 07:44

Rising food prices may start with seeds

In recent years, the companies that develop seeds for farmers to sow in their fields have consolidated. Complaints about unfair competitive practices by the few giant firms left have soared. As a result, critics say, the effects of more costly seeds have rippled out to the nation's dining tables.

Mar 17 14:58

Greek police brutality against photographers

Flickr photos from march 10.

Mar 17 09:54

Argentina threatens to ban firms operating in the Falklands as Royal Navy sends attack submarine

Argentina upped the ante over the Falkland Islands today by threatening to ban firms operating in the British colony.

Companies were warned they face having to choose between the Falklands and Argentina under proposed new legislation.

Mar 17 09:27

Work to cease on 'virtual fence' along U.S.-Mexico border

The Obama administration will halt new work on a "virtual fence" on the U.S.-Mexican border, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Tuesday, diverting $50 million in planned economic stimulus funds for the project to other purposes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No one in this government really cares about securing the US's borders, because large corporations love the cheap, illegal labor.

And it is the large corporations which keep politicians in power.

Mar 17 09:26

Scott Creighton Has A Few Choice Words For Mr. Kucinich

Dennis took a plane ride with Obama and sold us out. Threw us right the f**k under the bus. He sold us out after talking to Obama and Pelosi. He sold us out because he was told that without his support other progressives would also hold out and Pelosi would have to use the “deem and pass” trick to force Obamacare on the American people. That action would harm her rep and Obama’s rep. So he flipped his vote without getting a goddamn thing in exchange.

Mar 17 08:39

Kucinich Switches Vote on Health Care

“I’ve decided to cast a vote in favor of the legislation,” Mr. Kucinich said at a morning news conference in the Capitol. “If my vote is to be counted, let it count now for passage of the bill, hopefully in the direction of comprehensive health care reform.”

Mar 17 07:18

Thieves steal $75m prescription medicines

Criminals in America stole $75 million in prescription medicines from a Connecticut warehouse.

Burglars broke into the Eli Lilly & Co warehouse in the town of Enfield, Connecticut, as violent rain and winds lashed the Eastern seaboard

As much as $75 million (£49 million) in popular prescription medicines such as Prozac were stolen during the raid over the weekend.

Mar 17 04:59

Tampa Bay ranks among poorest performing economies

No matter how you slice it, the Tampa Bay area is having a tougher time slogging through the Greatest Depression than most of the country...

Mar 16 21:08

Treason in America Conference: stating the painfully obvious to save America

*hyperlinks and videos live at source*

If evidence of treason by American political “leadership” was obvious, do you have the integrity and courage to follow your heart and mind’s most virtuous expression of what you should do about it as an American citizen?

Mar 16 10:39

India Says Iran Has A Right To Nuclear Energy

Declaring that it has an 'inalienable' right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, Iran has firmly rejected the US-EU demand to stop enriching uranium and offered to engage public and private sectors of other nations in its programme.

Mar 16 07:55

Do the Healthcaremongers Hold Us in Contempt?

The President convinces his democratic party that without a victory on health care HIS presidency is in jeopardy -as if it is his personal possession. His legacy will be lost. The president thus shows the most contempt for the American people by claiming that his personal position of power and his legacy are more important than the wishes or the best interests of the American people. That is the type of contempt that is demonstrated by kings, dictators and tyrants.

Mar 16 06:30

Israeli Audacity and Axelrod Angst

What some might call “embarrassing, disruptive, insulting” and even a “crisis of historic proportions”, others might simply say its business as usual. I am in the later camp and often refer to it as Israeli chutzpah. What am I ranting about now, you ask? I am referring to is a public display of superiority and an implied subservient obedience as Israel threw its weight around once again...

Mar 16 03:41

The Coming Financial Catastrophe Assessing the Illusion of Recovery

Obama then took on a team of economic advisers that made any astute economic observer flinch in terror. The titans of economic crisis and catastrophe had become the fox in charge of the chicken coop. Those who were instrumental in creating and constructing the economic crises of the previous decades and building the instruments and infrastructure that led to the current crisis, were with Obama, brought in to “solve” the crisis they created. Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve and architect of the 1980s debt crisis, was now a top economic adviser to Obama. As well as this, Lawrence Summers joined Obama’s economic team, who had previously been instrumental in Bill Clinton’s Treasury Department in dismantling all banking regulations and creating the market for speculation and derivatives which directly led to the current crisis.

In short, the financial oligarchy is in absolute control of the United States government. Concurrently, the military structure of the American empire has firmly established its grip over foreign policy, as America’s wars are expanded into Pakistan, Yemen, and potentially Iran.

Make no mistake, a crisis is coming to America, it is only a question of when, and how severe.