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March 19, 2010

Mar 19 11:11

Flashback: Roseanne Barr blasts Israel as 'Nazi state'

Emmy-award winning comedienne Roseanne Barr, herself of Jewish ancestry, has nonetheless blasted Israel for its recent attacks on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, calling Israel a "Nazi state" bent on torturing "the Jewish soul."

Mar 19 11:01

New Zealander auctions "ghosts" in a bottle

Avie Woodbury from Christchurch told TVNZ that she captured the spirits after an exorcism session of her house and for which she paid roughly $100.

Mar 19 10:56

Clinton Urges Russia To Delay Iran Nuke Deal

Mrs Clinton was speaking following a statement by Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin that Iran's first nuclear reactor would be launched this summer.

Mar 19 10:53

A Third Muslim-World War?

Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu would do anything to protect Israel—as long as he doesn't have to believe in peace.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

People are waking up to the fact that Israel could drag the world into a global nuclear firestorm!



Mar 19 10:51

Federal Reserve Must Disclose Bank Bailout Records

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled today that the Fed must release records of the unprecedented $2 trillion U.S. loan program launched primarily after the 2008 collapse of
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. The ruling upholds a decision of a
lower-court judge, who in August ordered that the information be
released.

Mar 19 10:42

Calif. Police on Alert for Deadly Traps

Then, a ballistic contraption was attached to a sliding security fence around the building. An officer opening the black steel gate triggered the mechanism, which sent a bullet within eight inches of his face.

Mar 19 10:37

Preparing America for Hyper-Inflation

Mar 19 10:36

Court bars charges against teen who posed semi-nude

The case stems from "inappropriate images of minors" found by officials at Pennsylvania's Tunkhannock School District, that included, among other things, a girl posing in her bathing suit. In late 2008, Wyoming County District Attorney George Skumanick told an assembly of about 20 students and their parents he would bring felony child pornography charges against them unless they completed a six- to nine-month program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wyoming must be a wonderful place to live if this is all the District Attorney has to keep him occupied!




Mar 19 10:34

Is America ready to legalize marijuana?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More to the point, is the US Government ready to legalize marijuana in a desperate attempt to forestall a revolution?

Mar 19 10:22

Netanyahu to meet Obama in Washington

Fox News reports prime minister will meet US president on sidelines of AIPAC convention. Netanyahu also set to meet Clinton, offer to slow down Jewish housing projects in areas beyond Green Line.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would be willing to bet that Netanyahu is not meeting Obama about the settlement issue; this is just window-dressing.

Netanyahu is coming to Washington to give Obama his marching orders on the impending US attack against Iran.

The bunker-busters have already been shipped to Diego Garcia, and are most likely being assembled as I post this.

Mar 19 10:20

Wachovia pays $160 million to stop drugs probe

Wachovia has agreed to pay US prosecutors 160 million dollars for its failure to stop drug money being laundered to Mexican affiliates, the DEA said Wednesday.

The embattled bank admitted it failed to stop an estimated 110 million dollars from being sent from the US to Mexico by wire transfer that was used to buy cocaine-transporting aircraft.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the USA, you can get away with ANYTHING so long as you have enough money to buy off the government.

Mar 19 10:19

Latvia government collapses amid economic crisis

Latvia's coalition government has collapsed after failing to tackle a crippling economic crisis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How many more governments will have to collapse before the United Nations steps in and offers to set up a new global financial system "for our own good."

After all, the other two pillars on which the UN hoped to build a foundation for global dictatorship, the global pandemic and global warming, have both collapsed. Global financial melt-down is the only card they have left to play!



Mar 19 10:15

US Lawmakers Stand Up Against Obama for Israel

Politicians from across the political spectrum called on President Barack Obama and his aides to tone down their attacks on Israel and start using a more even-handed approach when dealing with the Palestinian Authority.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Before one can rise to political prominence in the US, one must pledge undying fealty to Israel, no matter what the consequences are of Israel's domestic or foreign policy for US citizens.

This is all political theatre, as Israel will do whatever it wants anyway, and there will be no repercussions at all from the US.

Mar 19 10:11

Report of fire at New York CFTC offices.

The CFTC has closed their New York Regional Office until Monday, March 22nd. Why? This morning there was a fire in their basement!

Webmaster's Commentary: 
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 10:05

US Forest Service admits putting surveillance cameras on public lands

Last month, Herman Jacob took his daughter and her friend camping in the Francis Marion National Forest. While poking around for some firewood, Jacob noticed a wire. He pulled on it and followed it to a video camera and antenna.

The camera didn't have any markings identifying its owner, so Jacob took it home and called law enforcement agencies to find out if it was theirs, all the while wondering why someone would station a video camera in an isolated clearing in the woods.

He eventually received a call from Mark Heitzman of the U.S. Forest Service.

In a stiff voice, Heitzman ordered Jacob to turn it back over to his agency, explaining that it had been set up to monitor "illicit activities." Jacob returned the camera but felt uneasy.

Mar 19 10:04

GOP voters seem unpersuaded by anti-Israel accusations aimed at Campbell

Former Rep. Tom Campbell, one of three Republican candidates vying to replace Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer later this year, took plenty of heat from his GOP rivals last month over his allegedly soft support for Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

According to the latest Field poll, the accusation of being soft on Israel had NO EFFECT AT ALL!

In other words, American voters are no longer seeing "Friend of Israel" as a positive.

America needs leaders who put America first, second, and third!

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 09:58

A History of Israeli-MOSSAD False-Flags Against the USA and others

The Last Jihad is the title of a "fictional" novel written by Joel Rosenberg (well worth you time to click on this link). Mr. Rosenberg has been called the Christian Nostradamus but he is Jewish and an Israeli citizen. The Last Jihad was written long before 9/11 occurred, and opens with a hijacked airliner flying a kamikaze mission into an American city which leads into a war with Saddam Hussein over weapons of mass destruction. Then 9/11 happened, and then the war in Iraq happened --his fiction became reality... to a T.




Mar 19 09:58

CONTROVERSIAL PHOTO OF THE DAY

Model of ‘third temple’ superimposed on Jewish books distributed in Jaffa kindergarten. Local Arab leader: Settlers trying to provoke us.

Mar 19 09:56

ZIONISM’S TOILET

‘Desperate times call for desperate measures’…. in other words, if you seem to be losing the propaganda war, simply create an enemy. Doing so will serve two purposes; one being the gathering of sympathy towards your ’cause, the second being the total discrediting of those opposed to your antics. Such is the case with Al Qaeda, a ‘terrorist organization’ born, bred and nurtured by none other than the Mossad.

Mar 19 09:56

Peace Blimp Radio

This Saturday, March 20th, the 7th Anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, join Peace Blimp Radio to listen to an all day marathon of great speakers and musical artists advocating an end to the U.S. wars of aggression in the Middle East.

Saturday's show runs from 10am to 10pm. Guests will include include U.S. Congressman Ron Paul, U. S. Congressman Alan Grayson, Green Party Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney, Former Head of the CIA's Osama Bin Laden Unit Michael Scheuer, Best Selling Author Tom Woods

Mar 19 09:56

BART SIMPSON COMING TO ISRAEL FOR HIS BAR MITZVAH

It has become a custom for many American Jews to bring their 13 year old sons to Israel to perform the rites of passage known as a Bar Mitzvah.
The fictional family, the Simpsons, are no different as can be seen in the following….



Mar 19 09:55

The Heat is On: Congressman's office says constituent calls are "harrassment"

Yesterday, I decided to call Rep. John Garamendi’s (CA-10) office in Washington, D.C. He’s my representative and I wanted to voice my opposition to the Senate Health Care Bill. I spoke with a female staffer and politely told her that, while I support health care reform, I oppose the Senate Bill because it wasn’t true “reform.” She said the Congressman thinks it’s a good bill and that he campaigned on health care reform. I told her I knew that. I also mentioned that I voted for him. When I tried to give her specific reasons why the Senate Bill would harm our system rather than reform it, she refused to listen. She said she was very busy and hung up on me. Being the persistent person that I am, I kept calling back. Each time I tried to finish my point, she hung up.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Proof positive that Congress believes it no longer has to listen to the constituents who voted them into office!

Mar 19 09:55

Madoff in Jerusalem by Gilad Atzmon

Unlike Borochov and Nordau who mistakenly identified Jewish cultural morbidity with Jewish Diaspora conditions it is pretty evident that the Jewish state has managed to establish a gruesome continuum between swindler Madoff and Jerusalem. The Israel that was there to become a celebration of a revived Jewish civilization, a light onto the nations, is in fact the epitome of moral deficiency in all its facets. It is the lowest form of political existence. Zionism has managed to erect the biggest and ugliest Jewish ghetto in Jewish history. The only positive news is that the Israelis seem to be aware of it all.

Mar 19 09:54

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 23% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -21. That matches the lowest Approval Index rating yet recorded for this President

Mar 19 09:52

Recently Declassified FBI files on AIPAC

According to research director Grant F. Smith, the newly released files present startling new insights into AIPAC's activities in the United States. "These files, available on the Internet for the first time, reveal activities that undermined rule of law and governance. They have wrought massive economic harm to American businesses and workers. We urge all concerned Americans to carefully review and ponder the implications of these FBI files and other documents now available from the Israel Lobby Archive."



Mar 19 09:50

Obama is still Israel's bitch

Obama ISN'T doing squat about Israel. He's allowed them to do whatever they wanted (both as a senator and as president) and the press is ACTING like he isn't lenient enough. Obama has not stopped one settlement or removed one penny from Israel's aid. He just gave them their annual 3 billion dollar pound of flesh.

Mar 19 09:49

Why Israel?

I can think of no greater mystery in all of American politics that the reasons behind the blind support the US gives to Israel.

There is an old joke about why Israel will never become the 51st state of the United States…it is because that would mean that they only have 2 Senators!

Time and time again I have watched politicians publicly declare their support for Israel. Politicians who will never ever make a decision that affects Israel still feel the need to pledge their allegiance publicly. Local assembly people, mayors, dog catchers…every American politician must declare their support for Israel or else they risk losing their office.

Mar 19 09:48

9/11 truthers attend Treason in America

Mar 19 09:47

ANOTHER FACEBOOK GROUP - THE AMERICAN TAX REVOLT/IMPEACHMENT TEA PARTY

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Be careful what you say in these groups. By now they are probably filled with all kinds of government informants.



Mar 19 09:45

US/NATO Death Squads Killing Indiscriminately in Afghanistan

The London Times reported on March 13 that American special forces, accompanied by Afghan police, entered a housing compound near Gardez, in Paktia province on February 12. They killed a local police commander named Daoud, his brother and three women, two of whom were pregnant. His 15-year-old son was also shot.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Afghan people do not "hate us because we are free"; they hate us because we are killing their families and friends for the private profit to be obtained after they have been "pacified" enough to enable the installation of pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil, and establish control over the drug trade, an outcome which has already been achieved.

Mar 19 09:41

Virtually all kidney disease patients on dialysis have vitamin D deficiency

Research abounds that adequate vitamin D is essential for good health. Unfortunately, however, millions of Americans are not getting enough of this so-called "sunshine" vitamin. Now it turns out that one group in particular is almost universally lacking in vitamin D. According to a study slated for publication in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN), kidney disease patients who have low blood protein levels and who start dialysis during the winter are at extremely high risk of being seriously deficient in vitamin D.

Mar 19 09:40

Creating our Own Credit: The Growing Movement for Publicly-Owned Banks

Michigan has an unemployment rate of 14% and has been particularly hard hit by the nation’s economic downturn. Virg Bernero, mayor of the state’s capitol and a leading Democratic candidate for governor, proposes that the state relieve its economic ills by opening a state-owned bank. He says the bank could protect consumers by making low-interest loans to those most in need, including students and small businesses; and could help community banks by buying mortgages off their books and working with them to fund development projects.

Mar 19 09:36

Operation Enduring Occupation

According to Professor Zoltan Grossman of The Evergreen State College, who has been researching military bases and participating in the global network against foreign bases for several years, the US has no intention of releasing control of its bases in Iraq. The Pentagon, he believes, has many old tricks to mask a military presence and armed pressure.

In an interview with Truthout he observed:

Since the Gulf War, the US has not just been building the bases to wage wars, but has been waging wars to leave behind the bases. The effect has been to create a new US military sphere of influence wedged in the strategic region between the E.U., Russia and China. The Pentagon has not been building these sprawling, permanent bases just to hand them over to client governments.



Mar 19 09:32

Taliban controlling Marjah by night

Militants are regaining control of Marjah, residents have reported, less than a month after Western military officials claimed to have seized the Afghan town from the Taliban.

Marjah is now home to an occupation force numbering more than one Nato soldier or Afghan police officer for every eight residents.

But militants are stepping up an underground campaign against officials loyal to the Western-backed Karzai regime.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So this is what "victory" by the US and NATO forces looks like in Marja!?!

Watch for this pattern to be repeated in all of the next major US/NATO targets, like Kandahar.

Mar 19 09:32

China Drawing High-Tech Research From U.S.

Mar 19 09:31

Iran: The Next Crisis

The United States has become well accustomed to imposing economic sanctions against any state that defies it. Such actions are taken without regard to how badly they affect the quality of life of the people in the sanctioned country. The cruel rationale in Washington is that, if people suffered the terrible consequences emanating from those sanctions, they would overthrow the existing government. When that did not happen, as in Iraq for instance, the administration of George W. Bush decided to topple the regime of Saddam Hussein through a military invasion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, according to US Government thinking, if the people of a nation are suffering cruel economic hardships, they should overthrow the government?

Are you sure this is a path you want us all to go down, Mr. Obama?

Mar 19 09:27

Israel Is Boss

Far from being angry at Israel, the United States government is actually becoming more and more like that nation. The Obama administration claims the right to carry out extra judicial assassinations just like their Middle East partner in crime. The temporary embarrassment and damage control pronouncements are not worthy of anyone’s attention.

The only lesson to learn from this sorry episode is that nothing new has taken place between the United States and Israel. All Americans are still made complicit in the joint criminality and earn the enmity of most of the world as a result. So don’t believe the hype. There is nothing to see here, just move along.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, that "just move along" statement at the end of the second paragraph may well result in the US starting World War III with an attack against Iran, ordered by Israel to "neutralize" yet another one of its "existential threats" in the region.



Mar 19 09:27

FACEBOOK - I bet we can find 1,000,000+ people who disapprove of the Health Care Bill

Mar 19 09:22

Video: Putting a price on Afghan life

In Afghanistan, if foreign troops kill an innocent civilian by accident, families may receive compensations of around $2,500.

But there is no fixed system for compensation - something that Stanley McChrystal, the top US general in Afghanistan, is now calling for.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Warning: these are horrendous, graphic images.

But please remember: these are your tax dollars at work to insure private profit for pipeline installation companies, and for druglords.

Mar 19 09:12

'Kassam rockets – Goldstone’s fault'

Ayalon went on to refer to the Goldstone report, "this report is morally and professionally wrong. It grants terrorists impunity, aid and succor and tries to take away democracies' right to self-defense. With or without it Israel will continue to defend its citizens. I call on anyone who supported the report to come see its repercussions on the ground."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This pathetic attempt at linkage here is desperation on the cusp of madness.

Mar 19 09:06

The Wars of Tribe and Faith

Hence, as we indulge in self-congratulation for having brought democracy to Iraq, Iraqis seem to be using the process to advance ethnonational and sectarian ends that are the antithesis of U.S. democracy. We see democracy as an end in itself. Many in that part of the world see it as a means of establishing their ascendancy and hegemony over other religious and ethnic minorities.

Ethnonationalism, that relentless drive of peoples to secede and dwell apart, to establish their own nation-state, where their faith is predominant, their language spoken, their heroes and history revered, and they rule to the exclusion of all others, is rampant.



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 09:03

Clinton, Lavrov Clash Over Iran Nuclear Plant

Visiting Russia today with an eye toward negotiating a nuclear arms reduction treaty, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton instead harangued Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov over Iran’s civilian nuclear program.

Clinton conceded that Iran was “entitled” to a civilian energy generation program, but said the US believed it was “premature” to allow them to produce such energy. Lavrov ruled out any delays to the plant’s opening, insisting that Bushehr was a key aspect to Iran’s cooperation with the IAEA.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Our current Secretary of State displays all the diplomatic finesse of a bulldozer, stuck in overdrive.

If the US had been intelligent, it would have supported the Iranian bid to use nuclear power, then been part of the team installing that power plant to make sure that everything was as it should be.

But that would have been rational.

Of course, if this diatribe was meant to stall nuclear arms reduction talks with Russia, this may very well have done the job.

Mar 19 08:58

Blair's fight to keep his oil cash secret: Former PM's deals are revealed as his earnings since 2007 reach £20million

Tony Blair waged an extraordinary two-year battle to keep secret a lucrative deal with a multinational oil giant which has extensive interests in Iraq.

The former Prime Minister tried to keep the public in the dark over his dealings with South Korean oil firm UI Energy Corporation.

Mr Blair - who has made at least £20million since leaving Downing Street in June 2007 - also went to great efforts to keep hidden a £1million deal advising the ruling royal family in Iraq's neighbour Kuwait.

Mar 19 08:57

Obama won't restrain Israel - he can't

All you can say is, we've been here before. "Who the **** does he think he is? Who's the ******* superpower here?" Bill Clinton spluttered in fury to his aides back in 1996. The "he" in question was Benjamin Netanyahu, then as now the Prime Minister of Israel.

Barack Obama, a cooler character than the last Democrat to be president, may not have used quite such salty language about the behaviour of the current Netanyahu government that has so incensed the US. One thing though may safely be predicted. Mr Netanyahu will get away with it.



Mar 19 08:55

EU MEDDLING WITH HEALTH FOOD STORES PUTS 4,000 JOBS AT RISK

Mar 19 08:54

Glaxo funded backers of 'danger' drug

More than nine out of 10 scientists who backed a drug at the centre of a safety scare had financial links to the pharmaceutical industry, a study has found.

The disclosure will renew concern about the influence of the multinational companies on patient safety, where a warning about a drug can wipe billions from their balance sheets.

Mar 19 08:54

US says base needed to defend Japan

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not to put too fine a point on it, but who was the last country to actually attack Japan?

Mar 19 08:53

American Naifs Bringing Ruin to Other Lands By Paul Craig Roberts

The next step will be a staged "terrorist attack," a "false flag" operation as per Operation Northwoods, for which Iran will be blamed. As Iran and its leadership have already been demonized, the "false flag" attack will suffice to obtain U.S. and European public support for bombing Iran.

An explanation ready-at-hand is almost a give-away that an incident is a "black ops" event. Notice how quickly the U.S. government, allegedly so totally deceived by al-Qaida, provided the explanation for 9/11. When President Kennedy was assassinated, the government produced the culprit immediately. The alleged culprit was conveniently shot inside a jail by a civilian before he could be questioned. But the official story was ready, and it held.



Mar 19 08:52

Quartet demands real settlement freeze

Bethlehem - Ma'an - In Moscow, the International Quartet reiterated on Friday its call for Israelis and Palestinians to implement their previous agreements and obligations, in particular adherence to the Road Map peace plan.

Mar 19 08:52

Silvio Berlusconi caught out trying to stifle media

Wiretaps of Silvio Berlusconi haranguing a broadcasting official over what he saw as politically hostile programming have prompted new criticism of the Italian premier for attempting to stifle the media.

Mar 19 08:45

House Health Care Bill 'Dangerously Expands IRS's Power'

House Republicans said Thursday that the health care overhaul will expand IRS authority by giving agents the power to verify acceptable health care coverage and fine or confiscate the tax refunds of Americans without coverage.

Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee, a panel that oversees taxes and health issues, also charged that IRS audits will likely increase if health care legislation is passed. They added the IRS will require up to $10 billion to administer the new program. They also claimed the IRS may need to hire 16,500 additional employees.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A VOTE FOR OBAMACARE IS A VOTE FOR THE IRS!

Spread the word!

Mar 19 08:45

NATO Eyes Massive Offensive in Northern Afghanistan

Yesterday top commander General Stanley McChrystal revealed that the invasion of Kandahar Province, the centerpiece of this year’s offensives in Afghanistan, has already begun. But this year’s offensives will not end there, according to NATO’s ISAF Chief of Staff General Bruno Kasdorf.

Gen. Kasdorf says that the alliance is also planning a military offensive against northern Afghanistan, centered around the Kunduz Province. The offensive is scheduled to begin sometime later this year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am waiting for the words "body count" to again creep into the corporate media's characterization of these attacks, as happened during the Viet Nam War, to lull the American people into thinking that the US and NATO are actually "winning" here.

The war is militarily unwinnable; we never did, nor do we have now, the troop strength to win this militarily.

What the US and NATO should do is declare victory, go home, then negotiate with whatever government is left standing about the installation of the pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil.

Russia and China have been fighting their energy wars with deals, not guns, and have been very successful in their endeavors.

The second desired outcome, the control of the drugs from which so many profit so handsomely, has already been accomplished.

In fact, it has been accomplished to the degree that Russian officials are opening complaining that NATO has created an "undeclared war" against it because of the cheap heroin flooding the drug market place, most of it coming from Afghanistan.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/nato-waging-undeclared-war-on-russia-moscow.html

None of the reasons the US and NATO are in Afghanistan have to do with any existential threat from the Afghan people against the US or NATO: they have everything to do with private profit, but nothing to do with actual geopolitical security.

Unfortunately, no US congressman, State Department or White house official will ever have the "male attributes" to tell families or friends of those who have died or been maimed for life in this military misadventure what the price of their sacrifice was actually intended to achieve.



Mar 19 08:44

Data mining project benefits investigators, scares privacy experts

It's a project that worries privacy-rights advocates and other critics. They wonder if Asher's real reason for donating some of his technology to government agencies is to get access to confidential data like firearms registries, tax information, even health records — information that could be a boon to businesses and an unprecedented intrusion into the lives of millions of Americans.

"He wants to have every scrap of personal data that he can acquire on any and everybody,'' says Marion Hammer, a past president of the National Rifle Association. "I know that he has people working to find ways to get data from state agencies and of course there is data that we would never want him to get his hands on.''

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, once again, "protecting the children" becomes the justification for further intrusion into o0ur private lives.

Now, I am all for protecting children, but this system of data mining has no more to do with protecting children than "Cap and Trade" has to do with the environment or Obamacare has to do with your health.

Mar 19 08:40

Congressman Grayson Demands Release of AIG Emails

AIG Credit Facility Trust

Trustee Peter A. Langerman

Trustee Chester B. Feldberg

Trustee Jill M. Considine

Arnold & Porter LLP

399 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Dear Mr. Langerman, Mr. Feldberg and Ms. Considine,

I write to request that you turn over to this office, and the public, e-mails backed up on AIG’s servers, including internal accounting documents and financial models developed by the company in the last decade. The public owns AIG. We bought it, for an initial down payment of $182 billion. You are the representatives of the public, through your positions as the three trustees of the AIG Credit Facility Trust.

Mar 19 08:39

The Biden Incident

Why did President Barack Obama choose to turn a gaffe into a crisis in U.S.-Israeli relations?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To give Israel the illusion of delinking prior to a US attack on Iran?

Mar 19 08:37

Colorado Springs man allegedly sabotaged TSA computers

A former employee of the Transportation Security Administration has been indicted by the Denver federal grand jury for attempting to sabotage TSA computers that enable TSA airport personnel to spot potential terrorists before they board airliners.

Mar 19 08:36

Stink On U.S. Airways Plane Caused By Exhaust Fumes

Remember that funny-smelling U.S. Airways plane that sent passengers and crew to the hospital for the third time in less than three months? Well, the FAA thinks they know what was behind the most recent incident -- exhaust fumes.

The plane didn't even make to the runway in Charlotte, NC, the other day when two passengers and seven crew members aboard a Jamaica-bound flight noticed a bizarre odor and began to feel ill shortly after pushing back from the gate.

According to the FAA, there were faulty seals on the rear doors of the Boeing 767. And a strong tailwind on the tarmac caused exhaust fumes from the engines to infiltrate the cabin.

The plane is once again grounded until this latest problem is fixed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Plenty of cash for naked body scanners for the TSA child rapists to drool over your naked children, but no money to keep the actual aircraft repaired. Welcome to Ameristan!

Mar 19 08:32

Netanyahu's brother-in-law: Obama is an anti-Semite

Mar 19 08:32

Bernanke footnote: Fed wants end to ‘minimum reserve requirements’

"The Federal Reserve believes it is possible that, ultimately, its operating framework will allow the elimination of minimum reserve requirements, which impose costs and distortions on the banking system," footnote number nine, at the bottom of the page, explains without additional qualification.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now, pay attention class, because there will be a quiz on this later.

Contrary to a published piece of innocent idiocy yesterday, the reserve requirement is not simply a percentage of deposited cash that must be kept in the bank versus deposited cash loaned out.

The Federal Reserve system and all its member banks are legally allowed to create new money out of thin air when they need it, an activity which would be a crime for any other citizen called counterfeiting, and an activity which under the 1792 Coinage Act is a capitol crime for all.

The Reserve Requirement imposes a limit on the amount of money the Federal Reserve banks can create out of thin air as a multiple of the actual deposited cash they have on hand. For example, if a bank has $100 in actual deposits, they can loan out $800. Since most bank transactions no longer involve actual paper notes, the creation of the new money is accomplished simply by typing into a computer terminal.

What Bernanke is actually asking for is the removal of all limits on the creation of new money so that the Federal Reserve can simply create as much new money as it wants so that Helicopter Ben can shower it all over Wall Street under the aegis of a "loan" to the US Government.

You, as an ordinary citizen are expected to repay this loan and to live with the results of the inevitable hyper-inflation that will follow.

For Ben and his cronies, this is a great deal. It is, of course, a disaster for the rest of us.

Mar 19 08:29

Obama, Israel Agree to ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy on East Jerusalem Settlements

After last week’s announced settlement expansion effectively torpedoed the indirect peace talks with the Palestinian Authority, the Israeli government is will to do almost anything to build “trust,” so long as it doesn’t involve the only thing the PA actually wants, abandoning that settlement expansion.

Now, Israel has reportedly reached an agreement with the Obama Administration on something called a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. In short, Israel would continue to expand settlements in occupied East Jerusalem with impunity, but they wouldn’t make a big deal of announcing those expansions in the press.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the bottom line here is that Israel does whatever it wants regarding the illegal settlement issue, and the US will just sit by and let it happen, with not even so much as a murmur.

Stopping these illegal settlements is a core issue for Palestinians and the rest of the Arab world.

So much for the US ever being seen as an "honest broker" for peace in the region, or the world, ever again.

If such an agreement has actually been brokered, it will simply be a further demonstration of the degree to which Israel controls US foreign policy, period, end of discussion.

Mar 19 08:28

US Department of Justice Asked to Regulate AIPAC as a Foreign Agent of the Israeli Government

WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US Department of Justice has been formally asked to begin regulating the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) as the foreign agent of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A 392 page legal filing presented by a four person IRmep delegation in a two hour meeting with top officials of the Internal Security Section substantiated the following case for AIPAC's immediate registration:

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 08:23

More cuts loom as state faces $295m in red ink

Massachusetts is potentially facing a new budget gap of up to $295 million this year, a grim forecast that state officials said could spell yet another round of painful cuts before the fiscal year ends in June.

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 08:21

U.S. tough love is the kind Israel needs

Israel - addicted to the occupation, and showing symptoms of overdose and accumulated damage - has finally found a savior to rescue it from its plight. Israel's redeemer hasn't just stood idly by for 40 years, but has even facilitated the habit. However, it seems that change may at last be in the air.

Mar 19 08:19

'Deeming' vs. the Constitution

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will ram the unpopular Senate health bill through the House without a vote. Article 1, Sect. 7 of the Constitution says she can't.

Many House Democrats are reluctant to go on record in support of the Senate bill. Pelosi's strategy is to "deem" it passed, go straight to a vote on a package of reconciliation "fixes" and then present both the Senate bill and reconciliation package to the president for signing.

In recent years, the US Supreme Court has twice struck down attempts to abbreviate the lawmaking process required by Article 1, Sect 7. Though it's been used before on less controversial legislation, Pelosi's tactic won't survive a constitutional challenge.

Mar 19 08:16

Jewish Voice For Peace - AIPAC does NOT represent us!

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 08:07

Anti-Defamation League Goes After Petraeus, Calls His Views 'Dangerous'

General David Petraeus has come under fire from the Anti-Defamation League for comments he made before the Senate Armed Services Committee this week in which he suggested that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict foments anti-American sentiment due to the perception that the US favors Israel.

"Enduring hostilities between Israel and some of its neighbors present distinct challenges to our ability to advance our interests in the area of responsibility," Petraeus said Wednesday. "Arab anger over the Palestinian question limits the strength and depth of U.S. partnerships with governments and peoples [in the region]."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel doesn't like it at all when someone in the US military not only has a magnificent grasp of the obvious, but actually states it in public.

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 19 08:04

Don't Blame the Military - Blame the Leadership

Although troops are tasked with carrying out the orders of their higher-ups the buck cannot simply stop there. No way. Graphic Pics-and some music!

Mar 19 08:03

Rebellion in America heats up as 5th state exempts guns

A fifth state – South Dakota – has decided that guns made, sold and used within its borders no longer are subject to the whims of the federal government through its rule-making arm in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and two supporters of the growing groundswell say they hope Washington soon will be taking note.

South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds has signed into law his state’s version of a Firearms Freedom Act that first was launched in Montana. It already is law there, in Tennessee, Utah and Wyoming, which took the unusual step of specifying criminal penalties – including both fines and jail time – for federal agents attempting to enforce a federal law on a “personal firearm” in the Cowboy State.

Mar 19 08:02

Netanyahu, Clinton Talk: Israeli Leader Plans Meeting In US Next Week

Hoping to defuse a fight between friends, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton agreed Thursday to meet next week in Washington to confront an embarrassing dispute over Israeli land claims.

The Obama administration's special envoy for Mideast peace, George Mitchell, prepared to return to the region for talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: Netanyahu is coming to Washington to lay down the law, in no uncertain terms, about the impending US military strike against Iran.

Were I a betting person, I would almost be willing to bet that this visit has little to do with the settlement issue.

Mar 19 08:00

Douglas Christie: Thoughts on the Release of Ernst Zündel

Mar 19 07:59

Gov. Barbour trims another $40.6M from FY 2010 budget

Governor Haley Barbour has ordered another $40.6 million in budget cuts for the current fiscal year after the state revenue estimating committee lowered its projection for Fiscal Year 2010. This reduction brings the total amount of cuts this year to $499.1 million.

Mar 19 07:58

North Texas home foreclosures hit new record monthly high

North Texas home foreclosure postings rose to a new record monthly high with 6,168 foreclosure notices filed for the upcoming April auction.

Mar 19 07:57

Australia: Electricity prices to rise by up to 64%

A NSW government rebate will be expanded to more than one million electricity consumers, to allay fears some families will be left in the dark by the state's largest-ever electricity price increases.

Electricity bills in NSW will soar by up to a total of 64 per cent over the next three years, with the federal government's proposed carbon pollution reduction scheme (CPRS) and rising network infrastructure costs largely to blame.

The outcome has sparked fears other states and territories could be similarly affected if the CPRS goes ahead in 20011/12 as planned.

Mar 19 07:55

Mammograms cause 7,000 women to receive false positives each year in the UK

Controversy over the legitimacy of mammography has been heating up worldwide as increasing numbers of medical professionals, industry watchdogs, consumer advocates, and others are recognizing that mammography is failing to achieve what it was intended to do. Not only does it improperly detect cancer cells, but it often subjects women to needless treatments that end up causing them more harm than good.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's all about selling products and services, rather than concern for health.

Mar 19 07:54

Conservative Debbie Schlussel Outs Hannity's "Scam"

The conservative blogger Debbie Schlussel deserves a fair hearing on this one, and respect from the progressive community. It's the rare conservative these days who will follow the actual facts where they lead, and speak the truth even when it is inconvenient to the movement or to his or her self interest.

She has come right out and called Sean Hannity's "Freedom Alliance" and their "Freedom Concerts" a "scam," raising money that is mostly spent on luxury travel and personal perks, with only a small portion going to help the wounded veterans and their families who are the supposed beneficiaries of FA's "Freedom Concerts."

Mar 19 07:52

'Pension tsunami' threatens schools

School officials have known for years that payments into the Public School Employees' Retirement System would be increasing.

But only recently has the so-called "pension tsunami" hit home as districts prepare their 2010-11 budgets.

The bottom line: Pennsylvania and its public schools are facing a financial nightmare of historic proportions.

And taxpayers are caught in the middle of it all.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the US Federal Government, by giving tax credits to corporations to move high paying jobs off shore, and by deregulating Wall Street, bears the sole blame for the present disaster.

Mar 19 07:51

Quartet tells Israel to halt settlement activity

The Quartet for the Middle East on Friday urged Israel to stop building settlements and set a target for a final deal with the Palestinians within two years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More impotent sound and fury, which, at the end of the end of the day, will accomplish...absolutely nothing.

Mar 19 07:50

Hundreds of teachers get preliminary layoff notices

Nearly 800 teachers at some of the San Bernardino area's largest school districts could lost their jobs by the start of the next school year after receiving pink slips in recent weeks.

Hundreds more teachers at smaller districts also were warned.

Read more: http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_14681248?source=email#ixzz0idNkjzNU

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No money for educating our children, but lots of money for Israel and for buying bunker-buster bombs to drop on other countries, right?

Mar 19 07:49

Billionaires and Mega-Corporations Behind Immense Land Grab in Africa

The experience of Nyikaw Ochalla, an indigenous Anuak from the Gambella region of Ethiopia now living in Britain but who is in regular contact with farmers in his region, is typical. He said: "All of the land in the Gambella region is utilised. Each community has and looks after its own territory and the rivers and farmlands within it. It is a myth propagated by the government and investors to say that there is waste land or land that is not utilised in Gambella.

"The foreign companies are arriving in large numbers, depriving people of land they have used for centuries. There is no consultation with the indigenous population. The deals are done secretly. The only thing the local people see is people coming with lots of tractors to invade their lands."

Mar 19 07:49

Board approves layoffs for 560

Around 560 Waukegan School District employees -- more than a quarter of the entire staff roster -- will receive notices soon that their jobs will be cut at the end of the current school year in the face of a $9.74 million budget shortfall.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But there is enough money for Israel and for bunker-buster bombs!

Mar 19 07:48

Siemens Plans 4,200 Layoffs from IT Division

Engineering and industrial-technology conglomerate Siemens announced March 18 it will lay off 4,200 employees in the IT division, in what some news sources are claiming is preparation for an IT division spinoff. Siemens said it plans to invest $500 million euros in SIS, its IT solutions and services business, by 2012.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess we know the reason for that recent corporate image ad campaign!

Mar 19 07:46

FBI seeks records from Sarasota County school district

The FBI has ordered the Sarasota County School District to turn over information about top former officials and their dealings with a $13 million contract for electronic white boards.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is what the school was buyi9ng.

Mar 19 07:44

Chairs of Both the 9/11 Commission and the Joint Intelligence Inquiry into 9/11 Said That Government Minders Obstructed the 9/11 Investigation

At a news conference, Mr. Kean described the presence of "minders" at the interviews as a form of intimidation. "I think the commission feels unanimously that it's some intimidation to have somebody sitting behind you all the time who you either work for or works for your agency," he said. "You might get less testimony than you would."

Mar 19 07:43

Arizona Drops Children's Health Insurance Program

Arizona on Thursday became the first state to eliminate its Children's Health Insurance Program when Gov. Jan Brewer signed an austere budget that will leave nearly 47,000 low-income children without coverage.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The conscience of a country is best demonstrated by how it takes care of the most fragile portions of its population; infants and children, and the elderly.

Mar 19 07:43

A Slimy Friend

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd’s chief counsel in 2008 traded stock in Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo & Co., American International Group Inc. and other rescued companies as the panel considered legislation to address the credit crisis, according to her financial disclosure form filed with the Senate.

Amy Friend, 51, who is now leading the panel’s effort to write a bill overhauling Wall Street regulations, bought $1,000- to-$15,000 stakes in four banks, weeks after Dodd hired her in January 2008, the form shows. She also owned shares of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG and other insurance firms, according to the disclosure document, which she signed on June 5, 2009.

Mar 19 07:37

Atty. Gen. Holder Predicts bin Laden Will Never Be Captured Alive

Mar 19 07:04

Walgreens: no new Medicaid patients as of April 16

Effective April 16, Walgreens drugstores across the state won't take any new Medicaid patients, saying that filling their prescriptions is a money-losing proposition — the latest development in an ongoing dispute over Medicaid reimbursement.

Mar 19 07:01

Police Forces

If the police or courts make a mistake, they should pay for it. In a free market of justice, police making many errors would thus quickly be eliminated by bankruptcy.

Mar 19 07:01

Investigate 9/11 Just not too deep.

Investigate but dont go to deep, that is the message inside documents from senior officials with the Bush administration to the 9/11 commission as they search for answers after the attacks. Russ Baker says that the government doesnt want full disclosure on this issue and that people who investigate may be crossing the line.

Mar 19 06:59

100,000 civilian federal employees owe the IRS $962 million in back taxes

More than 3 percent of the 2.8 million federal civilian employees owed the Treasury unpaid federal income taxes in 2008, according to the IRS. If you include retirees and military service members, the numbers go from nearly 100,000 up to 276,000 current or former workers who owe $3 billion in taxes.

Mar 19 06:57

Pelosi "Demon Pass" Strategy - Yet another Obama assault on the Constitution

Are Obama and Pelosi really ready to end their Don Quixote quest for health care and actually vote? No, Pelosi and Obama have adopted the "demon pass" procedure to avoid a vote yet get the bill.

Mar 19 06:49

2nd Amendment Right Saved Lives

Mar 19 06:02

Canadian Dollar rises sharply after inflation data

The Canadian dollar rose sharply on Friday after data showed Canada's annual core inflation rate unexpectedly rose in February, increasing pressure on the Bank of Canada to raise interest rates.

The Canadian dollar hit a session high of C$1.0100 or 99.01 U.S. cents, up from about C$1.0168, or 98.35 U.S. cents just before the report.

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Wow! And to think the Loonie was at 50 cents US a few years ago. I don't think things are any better here. They're just that much worse in the US!!!!!!!

Mar 19 05:57

You Have No Say About Your Military

Mar 19 05:48

Nothing Outside The State

A short treatise on fascism.

Mar 19 05:40

Doug Casey On All Things Fun (ATF)

Alcohol,tobacco and firearms.Sex Drugs and Rock and Roll. These are a few of our favorite things. Crap I'm down to just Rock n Roll!

March 18, 2010

Mar 18 23:40

A rough history of Atheism

BBC series - you can find the rest if you are interested.

Mar 18 22:46

Easier to find oil

Researchers at KTH have been able to prove that the fossils of animals and plants are not necessary to generate raw oil and natural gas. This result is extremely radical as it means that it will be much easier to find these energy sources and that they may be located all over the world.


Good news for us, bad news for big oil.
This article is from the web site of KTH Royal institute of technology
in Stockholm Sweden. So i take this really serious.

Mar 18 18:49

Hezbollah: Iran strike to ignite Mideast

Violence could spread across the Middle East with Israel paying a "heavy price" if it launched military action against Iran, the deputy leader of Hezbollah said on Thursday.

"Israel or the United States cannot just bomb Iran and (expect) things to continue normally," Sheikh Naim Qassem told Reuters. "Any attack on Iran could ignite the whole region and the assailant will pay a heavy price whether it's Israel or the United States."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, such an attack could well signal the beginning of World War III, involving both China and Russia on the side of Iran.

And both those countries have nukes.

Mar 18 18:17

Israeli flight took off on 9/11 bound for Tel Aviv; authorized by DOD

The flight departed JFK at 4:11 pm and its departure was, according to the El Al sources, authorized by the direct intervention of the U.S. Department of Defense. U.S. military officials were on the scene at JFK and were personally involved with the airport and air traffic control authorities to clear the flight for take-off.

According to the 9/11 Commission report, Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta ordered all civilian flights to be grounded at 9:45 am on September 11.

Mar 18 18:15

CLIMATEGATE - Freaking Amazing

Seriously? I love how the author says “it’s definitive.” If the Bush White House had gotten all the same groups together 8 years ago to say that Islamic terrorism was the greatest threat ever faced by every Federal Agency, would that have been “definitive” too? (In fact, exactly this happened, as every department made a pitch for why they needed new security funds).

Mar 18 18:14

CLIMATEGATE - Carbon market chaos strikes again

The Hungarian Government, the cheeky sods, figured out that if CERs were issued by the UN (and not the EU), they could use them to write off the obligations of some Hungarian companies, and then, apparently, sell them again, so others could use them to write off their obligations, too.

It’s like reselling a three-course meal after it’s been eaten.

When confronted, the Hungarian Government claimed the used CERs were only sold to non-European investors. (So that makes it alright then? Someone outside Europe wasted money?)

Except that, as things do in a “free” market, the used CERs turned up in the EU market anyway, and eventually someone noticed.

Mar 18 18:11

CLIMATEGATE -= The real hot topic is CSIRO's prediction on global warming

THE CSIRO, once our top scientific institution, this week showed how shoddy and politicised it's become.

Mar 18 17:11

PENTHOUSE - An Inconvenient Fraud?

Al Gore and his pals in the science establishment want us to totally change our lives because of a theory that might not even be true. Have the sacred cows of global warming been gored beyond repair?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now, before you get on my case for linking to PENTHOUSE, I would like to remind everyone that way back in 1995, Sally Denton and Roger Morris wrote an article for the Washington Post based on surviving papers from assassinated Iran-Contra pilot Barry Seal, entitled "The Crimes of Mena."

This article detailed the evidence of government-sanctioned drug running that linked to three Presidents, Reagan, Bush Sr. and Clinton.

After having cleared the legal department for all possible questions of inaccurate statements, the article was scheduled for publication when just as the presses were set to roll, Washington Post Managing Editor Bob Kaiser (Like George Bush, a member of the infamous "Skull & Bones Fraternity), killed the article without explanation. Bob Kaiser refused to even meet with Sally Denton and Roger Morris, hiding in his office while his secretary made excuses.

In the end, it was PENTHOUSE magazine that had the courage to run the story that the Washington Post, the same Washington Post that did not hesitate to bring down Richard Nixon, feared to touch.

PENTHOUSE does it again.

Mar 18 16:36

Israeli Historian: Israel Could Find Itself Forced To Wipe Out Europe

Noted Israeli military historian Martin van Creveld stated that Israel could find itself one day forced to exterminate the European continent using all kinds of weapons including its nuclear arsenal if it felt its demise neared, stressing that Israel also considers Europe a hostile target.

Mar 18 16:26

Former Lehman Executives ‘Giggle’ at ‘Nonprofessionals’ Who Think Losing Billions of Dollars Is a Big Deal

"This morning's Post reports that former CEO Richard Fuld feels "vindicated" by the report, since Repo 105 is not illegal, but merely kind of skeazy. Others apparently feel the same way: "I'm like, whatever," a former managing director of Lehman London tells the Observer. "When I read this, I giggle a little bit, because $50 billion is a drop in the ocean."

Mar 18 16:23

Scientists supersize quantum mechanics

Next, the researchers put the quantum circuit into a superposition of 'push' and 'don't push', and connected it to the paddle. Through a series of careful measurements, they were able to show that the paddle was both vibrating and not vibrating simultaneously

Mar 18 16:20

New Live Show Tonight @8pm EST "World War Watch"

Podcast up, please be patient, the first couple of minutes we had tech issues.

Please support Fearless Broadcastings Newest show! Presented by the members of 12160 - World War Watch" w/ Donna & Curt !!!

Thanks WRH for featuring this !!

Mar 18 16:20

Obama: 'No crisis' in Israel ties

"I specifically sent Vice President Biden to Israel to send a message of support and reassurance about my belief that Israel's security is sacrosanct and that we have a host of shared interests," Obama told Fox News."

Mar 18 16:18

Ex-NY bank president first accused of TARP fraud

" The former president of New York's privately held Park Avenue Bank was arrested on Monday on fraud charges, the first person accused of attempting to steal U.S. government bailout funds in the financial crisis."

Mar 18 16:05

ISRAEL GOT WHAT IT WANTED

After weeks of provocative war mongering moves, such as opening a synagogue at Al Aqsa Mosque, refusing to let Muslim enter Al Aqsa Mosque, ethnically cleansing Muslims from their homes in East Jerusalem, announcing more land grabbing settlements of close to 2 thousand new psychotic settlers, and generally poking sticks and attempting to instigate fights with Muslims, Israel is today rejoicing, their work has now paid off.

Today a small rocket was fired into Israel (by a handful of dissidents) and a Thai agricultural worker died as a result, this is very sad for the innocent man, however it is not a reason to once again bomb thousands of innocent Gazan civlians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Personally I think that rocket was fired by Israeli collaborators.

Mar 18 15:46

JINSA - Arab States Lose Faith in the United States Over Lack of Action on Iran, Administration Blames Israel

The briefers reported that there was a growing perception among Arab leaders that the U.S. was incapable of standing up to Israel, that CENTCOM's mostly Arab constituency was losing faith in American promises, that Israeli intransigence on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was jeopardizing U.S. standing in the region, and that [U.S. envoy and former Senator George] Mitchell himself was (as a senior Pentagon officer later bluntly described it) "too old, too slow ... and too late."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is not just the US. The longer the United Nations is unable to constrain Israel to international law and UN Resolutions, the less credibility it has as a potential global government.

Also, check out the list of JINSA Advisers in the left menu.

Mar 18 15:18

Photos Reveal 'Lost' Soviet Moon Rover

On Tuesday, Canadian planetary scientist Phil Stooke posted an annotated version of one image to a message board, announcing what he thought to be an interesting new find: the final resting place of the Lunokhod 2, a long-dormant Soviet-era lunar rover famed among space scientists for its earlier record-setting travels.

Mar 18 14:44

1999 bombing in Russia - false flag?

1 hour 41 minutes

Mar 18 14:34

Fake Al Qaeda

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel is screaming that "Al Qaeda" launched the rocket from Gaza into Israel. So here is a reminder who "Al Qaeda" really is!

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Mar 18 14:23

"THE BISHOP SAYS WE HAVE TO REPLACE THAT STAINED GLASS WINDOW, FATHER, AND RIGHT THE @#$% NOW!!!"

Mar 18 14:18

Report: Israel to offer 'don't ask don't tell' on East Jerusalem builds

Israel will not cancel the newly approved East Jerusalem construction project, but will postpone its execution to facilitate peace talks with the Palestinian Authority, a Washington Post report citing Israel's U.S. envoy said on Thursday.

Senior Post reporter Jackson Diehl, said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to tell the Obama administration that he both cannot revoke the Ramat Shlomo expansion plan both for legal reasons and as a result of wide public support in continued building in Jerusalem.

Mar 18 14:16

Anti-Defamation League Goes After Gen. Petraeus

The Anti-Defamation League takes the unexpected step of criticizing Gen. David Petraeus, the widely respected commander of U.S. troops in the Middle East and South Asia, for his recent comments to the Senate Armed Services Committee that lack of progress on Israeli-Palestinian peace sets the “strategic context” for U.S. security fortunes in the region. “Gen. Petraeus has simply erred in linking the challenges faced by the U.S. and coalition forces in the region to a solution of the Israeli-Arab conflict, and blaming extremist activities on the absence of peace and the perceived U.S. favoritism for Israel,” the ADL’s Abraham Foxman says in a just-released statement. “This linkage is dangerous and counterproductive.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yep, Israel is trying to delink itself from the coming US attack on Iran!

Mar 18 14:11

Kucinich Sells Out On Health Care After Ride In Air Force One

Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich has bowed to intense pressure, culminating in a jaunt onboard Air Force One with president Obama, and decided to to flip his vote on the pending health care bill to help ensure its passage.

Mar 18 14:09

THE PAST THREE DAYS IN JERUSALEM ~~ PHOTO ESSAY

On Tuesday tens of hundreds of Palestinians of all political persuasions took to the streets, alleys and sidewalks as widespread rioting and protests spread across East Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza and into Israel proper.

The worst violence in several years, something of a mini Intifadah or uprising, followed the Islamist movement Hamas calling for a ‘Day of Rage’ to protest Israel’s continued Judaisation of East Jerusalem and what Palestinians see as an attempt to take over Islamic holy sites.

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 14:01

House Health Care Bill Includes 3.8% Medicare Tax on Investment Income

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The health bill is not about health. It is about grabbing more of your money by a government desperate to avoid the financial mess they have created.

Mar 18 13:59

Colbert Skit Characterizes Census Paranoia as Right-Wing Kookery

Stephen Colbert’s satirical slap down of paranoia surrounding the 2010 Census on his Comedy Central show last night may have been funny, but only for the ignorant, since most of the issues he mocked are verifiably true and a serious concern for any American who cares about their privacy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Under "Race" I put "Klingon." :)

Mar 18 13:45

Marc Faber: Suggests Gold Accumulation

Mar 18 13:43

GORDON DUFF: ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDER HINTS AT BIN LADEN DEATH, FINALLY

Last month I was briefed by the highest sources of the Pakistani military. One of our more private discussions was on bin Laden. I know, we know and they know he is dead. Nobody has seen nor heard from bin Laden since he announced HE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH 9/11. However, a series of sadly phony videos and audio tapes have been released, all tracked down to sources tied directly to Israeli intelligence services, have been presented by the media without any verification, a media, frankly, also tied directly as with FOX, ABC, NBC and CBS or as with CNN, through Wolf Blitzer, also to Israeli intelligence services.

Mar 18 13:42

Wilkerson: We can bomb Iran for 70 days around the clock

Meanwhile, as the U.S. is pushing for sanctions to hinder Iran's nuclear programme, reports say Washington is already gearing up for an attack. A Scottish newspaper, The Sunday Herald, says hundreds of powerful bunker-buster bombs are being shipped to a military base on the British Garcia island, in the Indian Ocean. It was also used by the U.S. for strikes against Iraq during the 1993 and 2003 Gulf wars. Some experts say American bombers would be capable of destroying around ten thousand targets in Iran, in just a few hours. But former chief of staff to Colin Powell, Lawrence Wilkerson, says that any action would spell disaster for the U.S. military machine.

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 12:57

Foreclosure Starts Up Nearly 20% in California

Notice of defaults, which represent the start of the foreclosure process in California, increased by 19.7 percent in February, according to new data released this week by a locally-based company that tracks every foreclosure in the state. The sudden jump comes after four straight months of declines, when default notices fell to their lowest level in a year. The about-face has quickly quelled any ideas that California might be starting to make its way out of a crippling housing crisis.

Mar 18 12:53

Larger Cash Shortfall Is Projected in Albany as Fiscal Year Nears End

New York will end the fiscal year on March 31 with at least $2 billion less in cash on hand than originally projected, the state’s comptroller said Wednesday, burdening lawmakers with another headache and making the prospect of achieving a budget agreement before the next fiscal year begins even more dim.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem is that the state are relying on the US Government's job figures for their projections, but we know the US Government has been fudging the numbers to make the problem look less severe than it really is. So the states keep coming up short!

Mar 18 12:51

Hydro-Quebec impact spurs Maine debate

Webmaster's Commentary: 

wind companies expect New England electricity users to pay a premium for subsidized wind power. Wait till the carbon tax is imposed.

Mar 18 12:50

Foreclosure filings up 7% in Colorado's 12 largest counties

Foreclosure filings in Colorado's largest counties rose 7 percent in February compared with the same month last year, according to a report released Wednesday.

Mar 18 12:49

Florida courts choking with foreclosure cases

State courts are taking brand new action to try and alleviate the chokehold that foreclosures are causing and keeping everyone's property values down.

Palm Beach County has one of the state's worst number of filings.

Mar 18 12:48

Foreclosures make sharp jump in Manchester

The rate at which homes have gone into foreclosure in Manchester has sharply escalated in the first few months of 2010, according to Linda Spence, the Town Clerk.

Mar 18 12:47

NYS Film Tax Credit Key Economic Driver: Comptroller

New York state's film tax credit has generated about $7 billion in economic activity since 2004 and become a key economic driver, the state's comptroller said on Tuesday.

Lawmakers are considering extending the program through 2015 to help New York compete with similar tax incentives on offer in 42 other U.S. states, Washington D.C. and 11 Canadian provinces, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said in a statement.

"There's also an intrinsic added value that's difficult to measure but very real," he said. "Visitors from all over the world come to New York because of the iconic movies and TV shows shot here."

Mar 18 12:44

More States Delay Income Tax Refunds

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The bankers created a system to draw all the money out of the general population and put it in their own pockets. As a society, we face not a wealth crisis but a liquidity crisis.

Obama, as President, could solve the problem overnight by calling the Treasury across the street and order them to issue new currency as Lincoln and Kennedy did. That he has not I think proves his loyalties are not with the ordinary American people but with the private bankers. Alex Jones is correct; the economic ruin of our nation is an intentional act of treason by the government. No terrorists could have ever hoped to have inflicted as much damage on the United States as the last two Presidents.

Mar 18 12:29

"By way of Deception"?

If Israel wanted an excuse to have another go at Gaza, and the occasional feeble, homemade rocket biting sand in the Negev failed to provide one, would it sacrifice a Thai worker and blame it on Gazan terrorists?

Mar 18 12:03

Questions Swirl Around U.N.'s Climate Auditors

Acknowledging the rising tide of public skepticism toward global warming, the United Nations announced on March 10 that the IAC would act as an independent reviewer for its climate-science arm, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). But a week later, the IAC remains a mystery, and it still hasn't explained who will be on the review panel or how the panel will operate.

And if it knows, it isn't saying. "The IAC expects to begin its IPCC review shortly and issue a report by August 31. There is no other statement," Anne Muller, program coordinator at the IAC, told FoxNews.com.

Mar 18 12:01

Weather balloon data backs up missing decline found in old magazine

Recall that the original “hide the decline” statement comes from the ClimateGate emails and refers to “hiding” the tree ring data that shows a decline in temperatures after 1960. It’s known as the “divergence problem” because tree rings diverge from the measured temperatures. But Frank shows that the peer reviewed data supports the original graphs and that measured temperature did decline from 1960 onwards, sharply. But in the GISS version of that time-period, temperatures from the cold 1970’s period were repeatedly “adjusted” years after the event, and progressively got warmer.

Mar 18 11:57

Fox News Poll: 55% Oppose Health Care Reform

Mar 18 11:49

Soaring IED attacks in Afghanistan stymie U.S. counteroffensive

Taliban fighters more than doubled the number of homemade bombs they used against U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan last year. Military officials say low-tech bombs have stymied a $17 billion U.S. counteroffensive.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We used to see that in Vietnam where a $50 mortar filled with old tin cans could confuse up a $4 million terrain-following radar and crash a $30 million aircraft!

Mar 18 11:45

'Israeli spy planes flew over Budapest'

Two Israeli aircraft appearing to be spy planes flew near Budapest's international airport last week but did not land there, Hungarian media reported Thursday.

According to the reports, the planes were on a "spy mission" that may be connected to the assassination of a Syrian national in his vehicle Wednesday in the Hungarian capital.

Mar 18 11:45

Blackstone President Throwing Swank Party For Nancy Pelosi

The NYPost is reporting that Blackstone's president, Tony James, is throwing a party at his house for Nancy Pelosi.

Their sources tell the Post that the party is meant to encourage Pelosi to vote against the proposed tax rate increase on carried interest, the profits people make on money they have invested.

Raising taxes on carried interest is a hot topic because carried interests isn't really income, but some people want to tax it as if it were.

Currently carried interest is taxed at 15%. The proposed tax rate for carried interest is the same as the income tax rate, 35%.

Mar 18 11:45

Irish Catholic church paid child sex abuse victim to keep quiet

The settlement between the archdiocese of Derry and the young woman, who was eight when the abuse began, contained a silence clause preventing her from discussing the case.

Her ordeal began in 1979 and lasted for a decade before she revealed at her 18th birthday party that she had been repeatedly abused by the priest.

The abuse began after he was invited into the family home by her parents, who had no idea he was a child abuser. He told the girl that God would punish her if she spoke out about her ordeal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sick.....just sick.

Mar 18 11:42

Obama effigy hung at RI school with fired teachers

A union is condemning an effigy of President Barack Obama that was hung upside down by a teacher at a failing Rhode Island high school where he and all his colleagues were fired.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is protected political speech under the First Amendment.

Mar 18 11:40

Putin: Iran's nuclear plant launch set for summer

Iran's first, Russian-built nuclear power plant is set to be launched this summer, Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Russia to delay the launch, but Russia's foreign minister responded that Moscow will put the reactor online.

"The first reactor at Iran's nuclear power plant in Bushehr is to be launched already in the summer," Putin said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is Putin's reply to Clinton's demand that Russia delay the completion of the power station.

Mar 18 11:38

Israeli fighter jets pound Gaza Strip

Israeli fighter jets have bombarded at least two sites in the Gaza Strip shortly after a Thai agricultural worker was killed when a rocket fired from the besieged coastal enclave struck the northern Negev.

The eyewitnesses said Israeli F-16 fighter jets targeted an open area north of the Gaza City. The warplanes also fired missiles at an open area in the central Gaza Strip.

One of the warplanes broke the sound barrier in the skies of northern and central Gaza Strip, causing panic through the crowd, especially women and children.

Mar 18 11:29

Bibi’s Tense Time-Out

The president and his inner circle are appalled at Israel’s self-absorption and its failure to notice that America is not only protecting Israel from Iran, fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but also dealing with a miasma of horrible problems at home. And Israel insults the Obama administration over a domestic zoning issue that has nothing to do with its security?

“That’s not how you treat your best friend,” said one Obama official.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah yes, the zoning issue; a tempest in a teapot, or a molehill amplified into a huge mountain for political theater.

I am not excusing Israel's violation of International Law or continuing defiance of the United Nations, it is just that after all the settlements already built, the kerfuffle over this latest one seems obviously promoted in the media.

Which is why I am convinced that this is indeed a staged political theater piece for the express purpose of creating the illusion of a US / Israeli political divide to give Israel deniability over the coming US attack on Iran.

Mar 18 11:24

Iran’s Natural Gas Riches: US Knife to the Heart of World Future Energy

What the CNPC-Iranian partnership shows is that natural gas is the bigger prize that will be pivotal to the world economy, and specifically the dual flow of this fuel eastwards and westwards from Central Asia to Europe and China.

Within the Middle East, Iran is the undisputed top holder of gas reserves. Its South Pars gas field is the world's largest. If converted to barrel-of-oil equivalents, Iran's South Pars would dwarf the reserves of Saudi Arabia's giant Ghawar oilfield. The latter is the world's largest oilfield and since it came into operation in 1948, Ghawar has effectively been the world's beating heart for raw energy supply. In the soon-to-come era of natural gas dominance over oil, Iran will oust Saudi Arabia as the world's beating heart for energy.

Mar 18 11:20

Let's wave the Nazis at everyone just one more time!!!!!!!

Mar 18 11:19

URGENT APPEAL: Illegal detention of children inside Israel

On or about 8 March 2010, Israeli authorities transferred at least seven Palestinian children from Ofer Prison, in the West Bank, to Rimonim Prison, inside Israel. This decision occurred after lawyers for DCI-Palestine informed Ofer military court that children were being detained illegally with adult detainees inside Ofer prison. However, the response of the Israeli authorities to transfer the children to Israel amounts to a further contravention of international law.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the UN had any credibility at all in terms of world leadership, they would halt the heinous Israeli practice of imprisoning children.

Of course, they can't, so they don't. When it comes to Israel, the UN can only be characterized as thoroughly incompetent, and a total embarrassment.

Mar 18 11:16

Texas Man Accused of Disabling 100 Cars Over Internet

A man fired from a Texas auto dealership used an Internet service to remotely disable ignitions and set off car horns of more than 100 vehicles sold at his old workplace, police said Wednesday.

The Texas Auto Center dealership in Austin installs GPS devices that can prevent cars from starting. The system is used to repossess cars when buyers are overdue on payments, said Jeremy Norton, a controller at the dealership where Ramos-Lopez worked. Car horns can be activated when repo agents go to collect vehicles and believe the owners are hiding them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'll bet you didn't know your car could be sabotaged over the internet, did you?

Mar 18 11:12

Palestinian classes held at Israeli army checkpoint

Israeli soldiers prevent students and others from crossing a checkpoint between their homes and schools on the edge of the West Bank city of Qalqiliya on 17 March 2010. Some teachers used the checkpoint as a makeshift classroom and held studies despite the closure, which was linked to clashes elsewhere in the occupied territories.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Talk about gutsy teachers with courage and grit!

My hat is off to these Palestinian educators who wouldn't let not getting to their physical classroom get in the way of their lesson plans.

Mar 18 11:10

Defacing Facebook: A Security Case Study PDF

This paper describes Facebook’s security mechanisms and presents a cross-site scripting vulnerability in Facebook Markup Language that allows arbitrary JavaScript to be added to application users’ profiles. The profile in the code can then defeat their anti-
request forging security measures and hijack the sessions of viewers.

Mar 18 11:07

Emergency Internet control bill gets a rewrite

During a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill on Wednesday attended by about a dozen industry representatives, CNET has learned, Rockefeller's staff pitched a revised version of his controversial cybersecurity legislation.

It says that after the president chooses to "declare a cybersecurity emergency," he can activate a "response and restoration plan" involving networks owned and operated by the private sector. In an attempt to limit criticism, instead of spelling out the plan's details, the latest draft simply says that it must be developed by the White House in advance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, when the US Government does shut down the alternative media, then it really will be time to start (as Claire Wolfe put it) shooting the bastards!

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 11:05

LOS DESAPARECIDOS DE PALESTINA

In Argentina, during the reign of the fascist coup they were simply called Los Desaparecidos (the disappeared).

In Palestine, under the fascist occupation they are called CHILDREN.

Mar 18 11:04

WHY THE FUROR OVER BUILDING A SYNAGOGUE IN JERUSALEM?

First we must recognize that International law is rather
clear that East Jerusalem is illegally occupied by Israel and per the Geneva conventions, and buildings or activities in the occupied areas are subject to those conventions. Any transfer of population to the occupied areas including infrastructure for these individuals is considered proscribed settlement activity contrary to both the letter and the spirit of the law.

Mar 18 11:03

THE DESTABILIZING LOGIC OF ZIONISM

A Zionist friend and writer, Bernard Avishai, recently wrote in his latest book, “Israel is a society where institutional discrimination against individuals for an accident of birth or a profession of faith has been so routine it is hardly noticed—not, at least, by Jews.”

Mar 18 11:02

Quebec school calendar change controversial

Concerns are being raised about a Quebec Education Ministry proposal that would give schools the right to stay open on weekends and holidays such as Christmas.

The move was a response to pressure from Jewish parochial schools, which are seeking the right to hold classes on Sundays, which is not a day of rest in the Jewish tradition.

Mar 18 10:58

Roberts: Expect a False Flag Terror Attack To Precede Invasion Of Iran

The next step will be a staged “terrorist attack,” a “false flag” operation as per Operation Northwoods, for which Iran will be blamed. As Iran and its leadership have already been demonized, the “false flag” attack will suffice to obtain US and European public support for bombing Iran. The bombing will include more than the nuclear facilities and will continue until the Iranians agree to regime change and the installation of a puppet government. The corrupt American media will present the new puppet as “freedom and democracy.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, this may well occur.

However, there are a couple of 6,000 lb gorillas, sitting on the Steinway, which no one wants to talk about.

Those are, China and Russia, respectively.

If there is an attack against Iran by the US, Russia and/ or China (one of Iran's biggest trading partners) may well intervene on the side of Iran.

Both countries have nukes.

War with Russia and China?!?

One would hope that this scenario is keeping somebody awake at night in Washington.

Mar 18 10:52

Outrage as Tom Hanks brands war veterans 'racist' after filming The Pacific

The dual Oscar-winner went further in Time magazine."Back in World War II, we viewed the Japanese as 'yellow, slant-eyed dogs' that believed in different gods," he said.

"They were out to kill us because our way of living was different.

"We, in turn, wanted to annihilate them because they were different.

"Does that sound familiar, by any chance, to what's going on today?"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think Tom Hanks is absolutely correct and the "outrage" is from the warhawks who want to convince the US soldiers that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq serve a noble purpose.

Was WW2 racist? Judge for yourself!


Life magazine, May 22, 1944, p. 34f.: "Picture of the week. When he said good bye two years ago to Natalie Nickerson, 20, a war worker of Phoenix, Ariz., a big, handsome Navy lieutenant promised her a Jap. Last week Natalie received a human skull, autographed by her lieutenant and 13 friends, and inscribed: 'This is a good Jap - a dead one picked up on the New Guinea beach.' Natalie, surprised at the gift, named it Tojo.

Mar 18 10:52

Narus' New Scary Data Mining Tool Will Know Too Much, Sooner Than You Think

And remember, this is just what they are willing to TELL you...

Narus is best known as the creator of NarusInsight, an network monitoring device that... AT&T allegedly used... to wiretap customer data... Hone works in tandem with NarusInsight... it can do some pretty “scary” things.... analyze VOIP conversations, biometrically identify someone’s voice or photograph and then associate it with different phone numbers....

It uses artificial intelligence to analyze e-mails and can link mails to different accounts... sift through millions of profiles searching for... statistically likely matches... Another component can trace the location of someone using a mobile device such as a laptop or phone.

This, they say, is a year away. Really?

Mar 18 10:45

Health ministry: 12 deaths and 25 injuries in Gaza during three months

The Palestinian ministry of health reported Sunday that the number of victims who have been killed in the Gaza Strip by the Israeli occupation since the start of 2010 and until the ninth of March amounted to 12 Palestinians and the injuries to 25 others.

According to a report issued by the ministry’s information office, 75 percent of these deaths happened during last January and 91.7 percent of the victims were under age 18.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to what passes for "normal" for Palestinians!

Mar 18 10:39

Did Obama Buy Off 2 Votes With 'Water Deal'?

Is this Another Backroom Deal to Force Obama’s Bill Down the American People’s Throats?

As a vote approaches on Obama and Pelosi’s government takeover of healthcare, Code Red is now considering two supposedly “undecided” California Democrats, Dennis Cardoza and Jim Costa, to now be “yes” votes.

The U.S. Department of Interior announced yesterday that it is increasing water allocations for the Central Valley of California, a region that depends on these water allocations to support local agriculture and jobs. The region has recently been starved for water and as a result unemployment has soared. Not surprisingly, Cardoza and Costa had a hand in the announcement:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The House has scheduled a vote for Sunday, which means Pelosi thinks she has the votes to pass this bill.

Start warming up the tar and plucking the chickens!

Mar 18 10:35

Author Lewis says Wall Street reckoning is coming

Bestselling author Michael Lewis predicts Wall Street's biggest banks could be broken up by Congress in the coming year in an eventual reckoning over the financial meltdown of 2008.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The bank most in need of breaking up is the Federal Reserve. Congress won't do it. We The People must.

Mar 18 10:34

Pentagon Sees a Threat From Online Muckrakers

To the list of the enemies threatening the security of the United States, the Pentagon has added WikiLeaks.org, a tiny online source of information and documents that governments and corporations around the world would prefer to keep secret.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The moment when the words "truth" and "threat" become interchangeable is a dangerous time in the life of any republic, and we are at that point right now in the US.

Mar 18 10:34

Password-stealing virus targets Facebook

Hackers have flooded the Internet with virus-tainted spam that targets Facebook's estimated 400 million users in an effort to steal banking passwords and other sensitive information. According to anti-virus software maker McAfee, the emails tell recipients the passwords on their Facebook accounts have been reset, urging them to click on an attachment to obtain new login credentials. If the attachment is opened, it downloads several types of malicious software, including a program that steals passwords. Hackers have long targeted Facebook users, sending them tainted messages via the social networking company's internal email system.

Mar 18 10:33

MCCAIN & LIEBERMAN INTRODUCE BILL TO ALLOW DICTATORSHIP

One of Congress’s most notoriously hawkish duos, Sen. John McCain [R, AZ] and Sen. Joseph Lieberman [I, CT], recently introduced legislation in response to President Obama’s decision to try Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Christmas Day airplane bomber, in a criminal court. Their proposal, which they are calling the Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention and Prosecution Act, would empower the U.S. military to arrest anyone, U.S. citizen or otherwise, who is suspected of terrorist associations and detain them indefinitely, without right to a trial.

Mar 18 10:29

Health care bill will cut deficit, Nancy Pelosi says.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I told you this was all about government grabbing more of your money!

Mar 18 10:29

Soaring IED attacks in Afghanistan stymie U.S. counteroffensive

Taliban fighters more than doubled the number of homemade bombs they used against U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan last year, relying on explosives that are often far more primitive than the ones used in Iraq.

The embrace of a low-tech approach by Taliban-trained bombmakers -- they are building improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, out of fertilizer and diesel fuel -- has stymied a $17 billion U.S. counteroffensive against the devices in Iraq and Afghanistan, military officials say. Electronic scanners or jammers, which were commonly deployed in Iraq, can detect only bombs with metal parts or circuitry.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This war is unwinnable.

The Russians are laughing their heads off at the US and NATO right now, for making the same stupid mistakes as did the old Soviet Union.

Mar 18 10:27

'Bush didn't go to war for Israel'

Karl Rove flatly rejects the notion that Israel was connected to the George W. Bush administration’s decision to go to war in Iraq, in a new book that hit bookstores Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And if you cannot believe Turd Blossom, who can you believe?

There is no question that Israel was behind the push for all these wars.

But Rove's denial. coming at this time, reinforces the theory that Israel wants to create the illusion of a political split between Israel and the US prior to the US attacking Iran.

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 10:13

U.S. to pursue 'aggressive' Iran sanctions, Obama vows

President Barack Obama said on Wednesday the United States would pursue "aggressive sanctions" to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon that could potentially spark a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.

"As we've seen, the Iranian government has been more concerned about preventing their people from exercising their democratic and human rights than trying to solve this problem diplomatically," Obama said in an interview with Fox News.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The bunker-buster missiles have already arrived at Diego Garcia.

Anyone who doesn't hear this rhetoric as the prelude to a war against Iran needs to have their hearing checked immediately.

Mar 18 10:06

AT WAR: Iran Accused Of Arming The Taliban With Explosives

Iran accused of arming the Taliban. NATO officials have accused Iran of providing weapons and training to the Taliban, reports The London Times. Documents obtained by Channel 4 News say that Iran is becoming more crucial to Taliban support than Pakistan. Sixty percent of the weapons intercepted by Afghan authorities from the Iranian border come directly from the Iranian government, according to Afghan intelligence officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When in doubt about the real reasons the US and NATO are losing in Afghanistan, BLAME IRAN AND OFFER NO REAL PROOF WHATSOEVER!!

Mar 18 10:05

The Military KNOWS Israel pulled off 911

Mar 18 10:02

US envoy 'due in Middle East on March 21'

US Middle East envoy George Mitchell will arrive in the region on Sunday for a visit that had been delayed amid a row between Washington and Israel, a senior Palestinian official told AFP.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question is, why is Mitchell even bothering to go?

Israel is intransigent, belligerent, continues killing and wounding more Palestinians by the day, and building in the occupied territories with impunity.

Envoy Mitchell, there is no reason for you to be going to Israel. Israel will, once again, as it did with Vice-President Biden, vomit in your face, and tell you it's raining.

Unless, of course, that little performance was all for show to appear to distance Israel from the US if and when the US attacks Iran, so that Israel is granted, at least on the surface, some kind of "plausible denyability".

Then, when Iran attacks Israel, Iran will be the bad guy, and we're off and running into World War III.

US bunker-buster missiles have already been shipped to Diego Garcia.

Mar 18 10:00

PROPAGANDA ALERT - Sweden: A new hotbed of hatred?

Yet it is also the country where the largest-circulation newspaper published a scandalously misleading report accusing the Israeli military of killing Palestinians to harvest their human organs – a modern-day repetition of the historical blood libel all too familiar to Jews. It is a country where the vice-chair for the Social Democratic Women in southern Sweden felt free to prattle: "I think Gaza is comparable to the Warsaw Ghetto ... I'm surprised that Israel ... can do the exact same things the Nazis did.''

Really? The exact same thing?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah, EXACTLY the same thing!

Everyone feel free to email this writer and point out that fact!

UPDATE: Email linked fixed! Try now!

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.

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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 09:56

Construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem to begin soon God willing !

According to the Vilna Gaon, one of the greatest sages of the 18th century on ”March 16, 2010, Israel will begin construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem….,

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem is that there has already been a third temple.

The first Temple is the Temple built by David and Solomon, which is presumed to have existed even though there is no archaeological evidence to prove it. (The Pomegranate Staff ornament and the Jehoash Tablet once cited as physical proof of the First Temple have both been exposed as hoaxes). That temple is supposedly destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar.

The Second Temple was the one built by Zerubbabel following the Babylonian Captivity. That temple is eventually converted to the Roman Akva Fortress. When Pompey invades Judea, he finds the remains of the Second Temple to be empty.

The Third Temple was built by Herod the Great in an attempt to ingratiate himself with his Jewish subjects. The Temple Mount is enlarged, leveled, and a completely new Temple constructed on the foundation of the old Roman Fortress.

This Temple of Herod is declared the Third Temple at the time, but is destroyed by Hadrian in 136 who then builds a Temple of Jupiter and statue of himself on the spot.

Because none of the religious prophecies connected to the creation of the Third Temple actually materialized before its destruction (and a revolt to try to retake the mount and start a third temple failed), the Jewish priests simply declared Herod's Temple had only been a "rebuild" of the Second Temple, even though the construction, lasting over 40 years, was a complete replacement from the ground up.

By this swindle the priests were able to keep leading their flocks with wonderful prophecies about what the erecting of the Third Temple would bring, not unlike the various religious groups that predict the end of the world, then when the prediction fails, simply change the numbers and go back to business as usual.

But the fact is that, if you stipulate that David and Solomon's Temple really did exist, then Israel has already had their three temples.

Mar 18 09:55

US-China differences 'should not harm Iran cooperation'

Chinese-US differences over Taiwan and Tibet should not stop Beijing from backing strong sanctions against Iran or trip up cooperation on global issues, Washington's ambassador to Beijing said Thursday.

"Differences on Taiwan and Tibet cannot, must not, prevent us from working together to create jobs, address climate change, and prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapons capability," ambassador Jon Huntsman said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is this man barking mad?!?

China has become Iran's biggest trading partner, particularly in energy development; why in heaven's name would the Chinese government want to tamper with that?

The short answer is, they won't!!

Mar 18 09:54

AP IMPACT: Gov't bank auditors got big bonuses

Just as bank executives got bonuses despite taking on dangerous amounts of risk, regulators got taxpayer-funded bonuses despite missing or ignoring signs that the system was on the verge of a meltdown.

Mar 18 09:52

CLIMATEGATE - HOW GOVERNMENT CORRUPTS SCIENCE

As the alternative media fill with news of "Climategate" and other scientific scandals, people ask: "What has happened to science? Has it been corrupted as have the Congress, the presidency, the media, and many of our other institutions? Can we no longer depend upon even our scientists to tell the truth?"

As the mainstream media fill our eyes and ears with strange claims about scientific "discoveries" – claims that seem to constantly serve the interests of a government that is clearly bent on enslaving us, why are most of our scientists not heard? Why do they and their institutions remain at best silent and at worst supportive of our enemies?

Mar 18 09:51

Walgreens: no new Medicaid patients as of April 16

Effective April 16, Walgreens drugstores across the state won't take any new Medicaid patients, saying that filling their prescriptions is a money-losing proposition — the latest development in an ongoing dispute over Medicaid reimbursement.

In a news release, Walgreens said its decision to not take new Medicaid patients stemmed from a "continued reduction in reimbursement" under the state's Medicaid program, which reimburses it at less than the break-even point for 95 percent of brand-name medications dispensed to Medicaid patents

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are three things you can never be simultaneously in this country; poor, elderly, and ill.

Mar 18 09:50

Judge orders banks to trial over Milan bond deals

A judge in Milan ordered banks JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank, Depfa, UBS and 13 people to stand trial for alleged fraud in the sale of derivative instruments, the prosecutor told AFP on Wednesday.

Mar 18 09:50

Preparing for Civil Unrest in America

What is at stake is the fraudulent confiscation of lifelong savings and pension funds, the appropriation of tax revenues to finance the trillion dollar "bank bailouts", which ultimately serve to line the pockets of the richest people in America.

This economic crisis is in large part the result of financial manipulation and outright fraud to the detriment of entire populations, leading to a renewed wave of corporate bankruptcies, mass unemployment and poverty.

The criminalization of the global financial system, characterized by a "Shadow Banking" network has resulted in the centralization of bank power and an unprecedented concentration of private wealth.

Mar 18 09:49

Four million expats want to come home as savings and income plunge along with the pound

Almost 4million Brits living abroad are planning a mass return to home shores after seeing their savings and income stripped by the plunging values of the pound and their property.

The dramatic slump has slashed their income by a third and has turned Brits into the paupers of Europe.

Mar 18 09:49

Puzzling Statement: Obama Says ‘Louisiana Purchase’ Will Help With the Earthquake in Hawaii

Gateway Pundit: What earthquake in Hawaii? In 1868 there was a major earthquake in Hawaii that killed 77 people. In 1975 an earthquake in Hawaii killed 2 people.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This does seem puzzling.

We did have a magnitude 5 quake a couple weeks ago in an unusual place on the Big Island (aftershocks are continuing) but that is minor stuff. We did have a bigger quake in 2006, 6.7, that caused some damage and blackouts but no fatalities.

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