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March 25, 2010

Mar 25 09:43

Poll: 73% of Russians view US as aggressor

Almost three-quarters of Russians view the US as an "aggressor" seeking world domination, according to an opinion poll released by Levada Center polling agency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Russians bore the brunt of stopping the last power-mad global empire, so they are paying close attention.

Mar 25 09:33

Public scepticism prompts Science Museum to rename climate exhibition

The museum is abandoning its previous practice of trying to persuade visitors of the dangers of global warming. It is instead adopting a neutral position, acknowledging that there are legitimate doubts about the impact of man-made emissions on the climate.

Even the title of the £4 million gallery has been changed to reflect the museum’s more circumspect approach. The museum had intended to call it the Climate Change Gallery, but has decided to change this to Climate Science Gallery to avoid being accused of presuming that emissions would change the temperature.

Mar 25 09:29

Bees in more trouble than ever after bad winter

Scientists are concerned because of the vital role bees play in our food supply. About one-third of the human diet is from plants that require pollination from honeybees, which means everything from apples to zucchini.

Mar 25 09:27

Does New Obamacare 10% Tanning Tax Discriminate Against Whites?



Mar 25 09:25

Norman Dodd On Tax Exempt Foundations

Mar 25 09:20

12 Taxes in Health Care Law Violate Obama’s Pledge Not to Increase Taxes on Households Earning Less than $250,000

As many as a dozen taxes in the new health care law violate President Barack Obama’s campaign pledge not to raise taxes on families earning less than $250,000 and on individuals earning less than $200,000.

At least seven of these taxes directly affect health consumers regardless of income, such as the individual mandate to buy insurance, the employer mandate, the tanning tax, and limits and penalties on health savings accounts. In addition, Republicans argue that the tax impact of the law should include indirect taxes, such as the annual taxes on the health care sector that will be passed on to consumers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear President Obama
What those of us who supported you wanted for health care was a system such as they have in other civilized nations in which the government taxes the people, then spends the taxes to take care of the people, proving education, good roads, good schools, and health care. Canada does that. So does France. So does Norway.
Here in the United States we have been living under a different system in which the government takes our money and gives it to Wall Street, gives it to Israel, and spends the rest on perpetual preparations for wars.
As a result, the US citizen is expected to (after forking over all that cash to the government for Wall Street, Israel, and war) pay for their own advanced education and health care, often going deeply into debt in the process.
I would like to share an anecdotal story that I heard only last night from a well-traveled friend who recently witnessed medical care in the US and in France for similar minor injuries. Cost in the US, $700. In France, for a similar injury, the French doctors were most apologetic that because my friend was not a French citizen, he would have to pay for the medical care. The cost in France was 45 Euros! Cost for the prescription medicine in the US was $240. Same exact medicine in France (same manufacturer) was about 1/10th of the American cost. I mention this only to point out that medicine in the US is a huge money-making operation, indeed a racket, and your health bill totally avoids addressing that fact.
Now then, back to the basics.
The problem with your approach to health care is that it doesn't change the basic American system. Most of our money is still being sucked away to give to Wall Street, Israel, and the War Machine. The basic care of this nation and its infrastructure has been abandoned, and there is a documentary "The Crumbling of America" on History International that details how bad things are.
Your new health care plan, which in the short version provides health insurance to all Americans by forcing them to go out and buy health insurance, merely continues the old system. We are still expected to pay for our health care (the most expensive in the world and 29th in quality). The only difference is that now we have the IRS watch us do it.
This is not what we wanted when we voted you in. You promised to stop these wars and to bring our kids and our money back home to this nation which needs both.
Your health care reform does not really reform anything, it just wraps the present oligarchical system in more red tape. You may have made a lot of your campaign donors very happy, Barack, but We The People are mightily pissed at you and your Congress.

Mar 25 09:11

Top Ten Reasons East Jerusalem does not belong to Jewish-Israelis

Netanyahu mixed together Romantic-nationalist cliches with a series of historically false assertions. But even more important was everything he left out of the history, and his citation of his warped and inaccurate history instead of considering laws, rights or common human decency toward others not of his ethnic group.

So here are the reasons that Netanyahu is profoundly wrong, and East Jerusalem does not belong to him.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bumped back to the top.This is worth reading and saving.

Mar 25 09:05

Would-be burglar gets lead instead

Tamika Seay's home on Second Avenue Southeast was broken into March 12th. So she went out and bought a gun, and Tuesday night when she heard someone breaking in again, she grabbed it, and started shooting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The important lesson here is that in both burglaries, the police were not present.




Mar 25 09:03

ObamaCare Day One

Democrats dragged themselves over the health-care finish line in part by repeating that voters would like the plan once it passed. Let's see what they think when they learn their insurance costs will jump right away.

Even before President Obama signed the bill on Tuesday, Caterpillar said it would cost the company at least $100 million more in the first year alone. Medical device maker Medtronic warned that new taxes on its products could force it to lay off a thousand workers. Now Verizon joins the roll of businesses staring at adverse consequences.

Mar 25 09:01

"My fellow Americans, tonight I'm going to talk frankly about a pesky little nation called Israel ... "

Alexander Cockburn – Counter Punch March 19-21, 2010

So here’s the vice president of the United States of America,standing with all the injured dignity of a man who has just had a bucket of sewage dumped over his head and who amid his discomfiture, actually did use the word “condemn” and “Israel” in the same paragraph. The next day Biden heads for Tel Aviv university and confides to the audience that he is a Zionist and that, “throughout my career, Israel has not only remained close to my heart but it has been the center of my work as a United States Senator and now as Vice President of the United States.” Get that: “the center of my work.” This mission statement is not quoted in the U.S. press.

Mar 25 09:01

Purported Bin Laden message hints at retaliation

An audio message purportedly from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden threatened retaliation against Americans if alleged 9/11 mastermind Khaled Sheikh Mohammed is executed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pretty tough words for a dead guy, right?

Actually, this little bit of spin is intended to provoke a reaction of, "We'll show that Osama who's boss; FRY THE GUY!" in the public, to get around the small problem that the entire case against KSM rests on confessions extracted under torture. Because after all, if "Osama been dead for 8 years” says KSM is the mastermind, then he MUST be guilty!

Mar 25 09:00

“They’re Cops; They’re Going to Beat You.”

“As I was laying down and getting punched, this woman that was with them is telling me, `Quit resisting. They’re cops. They’re going to beat you,’” Clark later recalled.

This was not a demand that Clark submit to an “arrest” (which in this case would have been a simple abduction). Rather, it was a candid statement of criminal intentions, coupled with a demand that the victim simply remain still and passively absorb whatever abuse the aggressor saw fit to inflict on him.



Mar 25 08:57

The Southern Poverty Law Center...Another Jewish Hate Organization In Disguise?

I bet you thought the Southern Poverty Law Center had something to do with the civil rights of poor African Americans didn't you? At some point I did too. That's why I thought it was strange when I heard that the SPLC had branded We Are Change as a hate group. You see that's apparently what the Southern Poverty Law Center does. It solicits vast amounts of money each year to support its wealthy board of directors and brands Americans as hate groups. Not a bad gig if you are a greedy, unscrupulous and hypocritical shit. But who has become the serious harbingers of hate in this country?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Needless to say, the "megaphonies" are already trying to get this article into trouble.

Mar 25 08:55

CAGEPRISONERS

Mar 25 08:50

Israeli soldiers 'used child to check for booby-traps'

The staff sergeants in the Givati infantry brigade have been charged with acting "in breach of military norms" by forcing the child at gunpoint to open bags they believed might be rigged with explosives.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The 'Most Moral Army in the World' strikes again.

Mar 25 08:49

Violent threats hit Obama allies over health vote

Top Democratic lawmakers called in police and the FBI after House members who voted for historic health care reform received violent threats and obscene, abusive messages.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am certain the British Government got much the same back in 1776. It's sort of the natural order of these things.



Mar 25 08:47

Pope faces fresh claims of child sex abuse cover-up

Pope Benedict XVI faced fresh pedophilia cover-up claims as church files suggested he failed to take action against a US priest accused of molesting up to 200 deaf boys.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You know, now I am really starting to wonder about those 12 dudes hanging out with each other all the time back in Galilee!

Mar 25 08:43

US health care fixes hit snag and must return to House for second vote on procedural issue

The bill making changes in President Barack Obama's newly enacted health care overhaul will have to go back to the House of Representatives, a Democratic spokesman says, but the revisions are minor and not expected to derail the legislation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Time to glare at the politicians!

Mar 25 08:40

KBR's Idle Hands in Iraq

It was just a single contract for a single job on a single base in Iraq. The Department of Defense agreed to pay the megacontractor KBR $5 million a year to repair tactical vehicles, from Humvees to big rigs, at Joint Base Balad, a large airfield and supply center north of Baghdad. Yet according to a new Pentagon report [PDF], what the military got was as many as 144 civilian mechanics, each doing as little as 43 minutes of work a month, with virtually no oversight.

Mar 25 08:38

Coffin placed on Carnahan's lawn

A coffin was placed on a Missouri Democrat’s lawn, another in a string of incidents against lawmakers after their vote Sunday on a health care overhaul.

Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-Mo.) had a coffin placed “near his home,” a spokesman said Wednesday evening.

The coffin was from a prayer vigil.

This came after Rep. Tom Perriello’s (D-Va.) brother’s gas lines were cut, Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) received death threats and Rules Committee Chairwoman Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) received a message saying snipers were being deployed to kill children of those who voted for health care overhaul.




Mar 25 08:35

"I Want my Bailout Money"

Mar 25 08:32

Judea declares War on Obama by Gilad Atzmon

Last week we read about AIPAC’s assault against President Obama. It was reported that the Jewish Lobby in America took its gloves off. In the open, AIPAC decided to mount pressure on the American leadership and President Obama in particular.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am not so sure. Yesterday the United Nations Human Rights Council passed three resolutions condemning Israel over its policies in occupied Palestinian and Syrian territories.

However, the United States voted against them all.

Doesn't sound to me like there is really a split between Israel and the US. Israel is merely having the US strain against its slave-chains in front of the TV cameras to give Israel deniability when the US attacks Iran.

Mar 25 08:14

Israeli Supreme Court: No Bread For Muslim Inmates Over Passover

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal from an Arab prison inmate who asked to receive bread instead of matzah with his meals during the upcoming Passover holiday.



Mar 25 08:08

Going Mad or Becoming Sane is the Nature of the Game

Manners and civil discourse have disappeared from the stage and you get people like Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly and Ann Coulter. The left has its own talking heads and both sides bow down to the God of Stupid, addressing the mutant intellect audiences that nod their heads in agreement to xenophobic speech as if it were their mother’s voice. It’s not always easy to walk through the world these days. You have to bob and weave in the opposite direction and not collide with the people going the other way. You have to know better than to tell them the bridge is out up ahead because at least you get the finger and maybe a beer can in the head.

Mar 25 07:53

Transcript Of States Lawsuit Against The United States Dept. Of Health

The following is the official transcript of a lawsuit made up of 13 States of the U.S.A against the Health Dept. and Co due to the Health Care Bill as proposed and passed by Democrats in the House of Representatives et al.

Mar 25 07:44

The Pelosi Sanction

We should never forget who this woman is or where she came from. In short, she is the spoiled rotten daughter of a Baltimore crime boss who didn’t miss a beat hopping from her rich Daddy’s lap to the lap of her multi-millionaire husband. During her quest for power and prestige, she has not once let her feet touch the same ground or travel the same difficult road that you and I travel on a daily basis. Yet there she is, on top of the world, looking down at the rest of us and mandating how we little people are to live our lives.

Mar 25 07:30

Militarizing Latin America

In short, moves towards "a world of peace" do not fall within the "change you can believe in," to borrow Obama's campaign slogan.



Mar 25 07:16

Malware delivered by Yahoo, Fox, Google ads

Malware that exploits holes in popular applications is being delivered by big ad delivery platforms including those run by Yahoo, Fox, and Google, according to Prague-based antivirus firm Avast.

Viruses and other malware were found to be lurking in ads last year on high-profile sites like The New York Times and conservative news aggregator Drudge Report.com, and this year on Drudge, TechCrunch and WhitePages.com. The practice has been dubbed "malvertising."

Mar 25 07:15

Dingell: It will take some time for ObamaCare to “control the people”

Dingell: It will take some time for ObamaCare to “control the people”

From WJR’s Paul W. Smith show, a Freudian slip from Rep. John Dingell. Smith asked why we’re waiting for 2014 to cover people, and Dingell said this in his defense:

“Let me remind you this [Americans allegedly dying because of lack of universal health care] has been going on for years. We are bringing it to a halt. The harsh fact of the matter is when you’re going to pass legislation that will cover 300 [million] American people in different ways it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people.”

Because controlling the people is what it’s all about.

Mar 25 07:07

Smallpox Outbreak in Africa, World Health Org. Investigates Reports of 4 Cases in Uganda

Reports from eastern Uganda in Africa say there have been four seperate outbreaks of the disease Smallpox.

The World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland said it had been made aware of reports of the smallpox outbreaks and were taking the reports very seriously.

Smallpox is thought to have been the only human disease previously eradicated, the smallpox outbreak in Uganda, if confrimed, would be huge news with massive implications.

Mar 25 06:59

The Enemy Amongst Us

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

Mar 25 06:57

France Backs Away From Carbon Tax

While U.S. politicians try to keep the idea alive here, the French have announced cancellation of their version of cap-and-trade. They say it will hurt their competitiveness. Vive la France.

Mar 25 06:57

Is China about to give in to the US on Iran?

The United States has been fighting tooth and nail to have a new round of sanctions imposed against Iran at the United Nations. If this happens, will it be soon? What will the new sanctions be and could China finally support the US-backed ideas?



Mar 25 06:52

Russia's top weatherman's blow to climate change lobby as he says winter in Siberia may be COLDEST on record

In a new blow to the climate change lobby, Russia's top weatherman today announced that the winter now drawing to a close in Siberia may turn out to be the coldest on record.

'The winter of 2009-10 was one of the most severe in European part of Russia for more than 30 years, and in Siberia it was perhaps the record breaking coldest ever,' said Dr Alexander Frolov, head of state meteorological service Rosgidromet.

Mar 25 06:51

Keiser Report No27: Markets! Finance! Scandal! - Max Keiser for President of Greece!

This week Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at the scandals of Ben Bernanke's zero reserve requirements proposal; the game of IMF chicken between Greece and Germany; the sinister German hedge fund spy plan; and Max Keiser for President of Greece?! Keiser also talks to Business Insider's Gregory White about deflation, inflation and moving to Asia!



Mar 25 06:49

Explain why you sold Britain's gold, Gordon Brown told

Gordon Brown has been ordered to release information before the general election about his controversial decision to sell Britain's gold reserves.

The decision to sell the gold – taken by Mr Brown when he was Chancellor – is regarded as one of the Treasury's worst financial mistakes and has cost taxpayers almost £7 billion.

Mar 25 06:48

Daily Mail cites video game as proof of terrorist doomsday plot

Fear-mongering hacks at The Daily Mail have been caught mistaking footage from a popular video game series as proof of al-Qaeda's "terrifying vision" for a nuclear attack on Washington.

The paper splashed a gory image showing the utter destruction that would result from the plot by terrorists to carry out a nuclear attack. In the foreground are the charred ruins of the Capitol in a city that is utterly devoid of people, cars or any other sign of life.

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America: on the road to destruction. It's only a dream ... or is it?

Mar 25 06:43

Police Recruit Internet Cafe Owners To Spy On Users

As part of the lurching advance towards the kind of society that we thought had been consigned to the darkest days of the 20th century, the Nazi-fication of Britain continues with the news that the police are working with Internet cafe owners to spy on users who visit “extremist websites”.

“The intitative is part of the Prevent strand of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy, which aims to stop radicalisation by winning the “battle of ideas”. Café owners are asked to use their own judgement as to what amounts to extremist material,” reports the Register.

Mar 25 06:36

'Osama bin Laden' threatens revenge for 9/11 trial

Osama bin Laden has warned that Americans would be killed in retaliation if a US court sentences Khaled Sheikh Mohammed to death, according to an audio recording broadcast today.

Mar 25 06:35

Review all anti-terrorism laws, say MPs

All counter-terrorism laws passed since 11 September 2001 should be reviewed to see if they are still necessary, says a committee of MPs and peers.

It questioned whether ministers could legitimately argue, nine years on, that a "public emergency threatening the life of the nation" remained.

And it said the government's "narrow" definition of what amounted to complicity in torture was "worrying".

Mar 25 05:59

Global National Intelligence Services Confirm Israel Did 9/11 Says Former UN Diplomat and Defense Contractor

Gordon Duff is the senior editor of Veteranstoday.com, a former UN diplomat, a defense contractor, and a global political and economic advisor. He just returned from a trip to Pakistan. Duff was interviewed by Mark McGrath and Phil Cooke on "The Ugly Truth" Radio Program yesterday (03-24-10). Half of Mr. Duff’s family are Jewish and so are most of his friends. He is not anti-semitic. You can listen to the podcast of Mr. Duff's radio interview at the following address: theuglytruth.podbean.com...

Mar 25 05:56

Health bill to face fresh Senate vote

Republicans forced a new vote on fixes to historic US health care reform legislation by finding two procedural "violations," a spokesman for a top Democratic senator said on Thursday.



Mar 25 05:49

Trucks burned in possible threat to Calif. police

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

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

:o)

Mar 25 03:02

Breaking: Senate Will Have to Return Health Bill to House

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

Mar 25 00:16

The US is at a Precipice

By Tim Gatto

Mar 25 00:09

STATE CRIMES AGAINST DEMOCRACY

By Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff



March 24, 2010

Mar 24 23:01

UNITED NATIONS - Latest Announcement of Approval for Jerusalem Settlements ‘Unacceptable’, Secretary-General Says in Security Council Briefing on Middle East

The statement issued by the Quartet in Moscow reflected strong agreement on all main points.

First, Quartet members stressed the need for proximity talks to move ahead, and to become direct negotiations as soon as possible, with the goal of resolving all final-status issues within 24 months.

Second, the Quartet emphasized that the parties should respect the conditions which made proximity talks possible, and act in accordance with international law and the Road Map.

Mar 24 22:54

UN rights body censures Israel

The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed three resolutions condemning Israel over its policies in occupied Palestinian and Syrian territories.

However, the United States voted against them all.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So much for the illusion of a political divide between the US and Israel!

Mar 24 21:23

The REAL reason Google is leaving China

Given that Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have no access to the Chinese Internet market, the White House believes that Google alone cannot play a large role in China as it did in Georgia and Iran.

Mar 24 20:44

Situation Possibly Hopeless - no signs of life from the media...

But none of these idiots ever asked the jackass in the mirror why they themselves didn't commit a violent act when the Tea Party published this address. Maybe because they are Albemarle County residents - the smartest people in the universe - immune themselves to such instigations - but ready to lock up anyone for saying things that will effect those weaker-minded crazy people out there.

Mar 24 16:51

Bibi Netanyahu’s babe: kneepad diplomacy lives!

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

Mar 24 16:48

Obama still has no stomach to take on Israel

Jonathan Cook argues that, despite recent tension between the US White House and Israel, “it remains doubtful that the US actually has the stomach to extract from Israel the concessions needed to create that elusive entity referred to as a viable Palestinian state”.

Mar 24 16:46

Israelis unhappy with weak loyalty of “British dogs”

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

Mar 24 16:32

U.S. Is Riskier Than Euro Zone; So Says CDS Market

Something troubling has occurred in the market for default protection on the debt of the world's biggest borrower.

As the folks at Standard Poor's Valuation and Risk Strategies division noted in a research note Monday, the difference between the spread on U.S. sovereign credit default swaps and an equivalent benchmark for AAA-rated euro-zone sovereigns flipped into positive territory March 12. As U.S. CDS spreads expanded to their widest levels in two years, that cross-region gap blew out to 5.7 basis points last Friday before narrowing to 4.7 Tuesday.

Mar 24 16:30

Treasurys Sink After Poor Sale

Treasury prices fell hard after a poor five-year auction that escalated concerns about the government's ability to sell its massive amounts of debt.

Worries about supply picked up this week after the government's $44 billion two-year auction on Tuesday attracted less demand than anticipated. The five year sale was messier, sending Treasury prices tumbling. Demand at the auctions may have been impacted by less buying from Japan as its fiscal year-end approaches. Nonetheless, the poor results put investors on edge given the huge amounts of debt the government is likely to continue to issue to fund its budget deficit.

Mar 24 16:07

Oregon war propaganda , parade, flag lowering

Governor orders flags lowered in soldier’s honor
Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010
"Flags at all public institutions in Oregon are to be flown at half-staff on Thursday in memory of Army Pfc. Erin McLyman of Eugene, Gov. Ted Kulongoski has ordered."
"For traffic safety reasons, the route has been changed for the procession that will carry Mc­Lyman’s remains from West Lawn Memorial Park to her funeral at Eugene Faith Center on Thursday."
"The family wished to publicize the route in case people wish to stand, salute or otherwise show their respects, funeral director Mark Musgrove said. The funeral will begin at 2 p.m."

Mar 24 15:46

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

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

Mar 24 15:45

Folger's To Close KC Coffee Plant

The J.M. Smucker Company announced Wednesday it will close its Kansas City Folger's Coffee plant in the summer of 2012.

Mar 24 15:32

Breaking News From the Department of the Really Weird

Through a phenomenon known as 'superposition' a particle can be moving and stationary at the same time — at least until an outside force acts on it. Then it instantly chooses one of the two contradictory positions.

But although the rules of quantum mechanics seem to apply at small scales, nobody has seen evidence of them on a large scale, where outside influences can more easily destroy fragile quantum states. "No one has shown to date that if you take a big object, with trillions of atoms in it, that quantum mechanics applies to its motion," Cleland says.

Mar 24 15:30

A TERRIBLE MISTAKE: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA’s Secret Cold War Experiments.

Mar 24 14:59

John Paul I: murder in the Vatican

John Paul I was born Albino Luciani, October 17, 1912, from a Socialist father and devout Catholic mother. He was ordained in 1935 and raised to the level of Cardinal by Paul VI in 1973. In 1978, Luciani was elected pope on August 26, 1978; after only thirty-three days in office—on September 28th—he died.

Mar 24 14:40

New FBI Files Alleging AIPAC Theft of Government Property and Israeli Espionage Released

”FBI reports of Israelis circulating classified documents in the US Congress, “compromising” the authority of the U.S. President.”

Mar 24 13:50

The Story of Cap & Trade

Mar 24 13:35

Protests Against Beltline Name Change Continue

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Governor of Oregon wants to spend $250,000 to rename a highway?????

Mar 24 13:31

Terrorists Could Use Explosives in Breast Implants to Crash Planes, Experts Warn

Female homicide bombers are being fitted with exploding breast implants which are almost impossible to detect, British spies have reportedly discovered.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If TSA is looking for people to fondle womens' titties, for safety purposes only, of course; I would like to submit a resume! :)

Seriously, the scare-mongering by the government has reached ridiculous proportions.

Mar 24 13:30

'Muscular' UK Space Agency launched


This is doomed to fail since no Britt will stay further away from a pint then 5 miles.

Mar 24 13:18

Lehman Brothers: Warehouse for junk loans

The New York Federal Reserve Bank is supposed to maintain stability in the financial system. However, a report tied to the historic collapse of Lehman Brothers suggests that the Fed acted to protect the bankers -- even if what they did meant breaking the law!

Mar 24 13:07

Climategate Shows There's No Global Warming Consensus

Call it the global warming crackup, an unfolding proc­ess of contradictory claims about glaciers, weather, and scientists asserting a consensus when none exists. Global warming alarmists can't make up their minds because the entire basis for their energy rationing project has collapsed into a mess of errors, exaggerations, and deceit.

Mar 24 13:05

FBI Investigates Possible Threats Directed at House Democrats

More than 10 lawmakers have complained they've received threats since the House voted Sunday on a health insurance overhaul, House Minority Leader Steny Hoyer said Monday, and law enforcement officials are taking the allegations seriously.

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When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.-Thomas Jefferson

Mar 24 13:05

Pentagon Develops Plan to Buy New Air Force One Fleet

The Pentagon is considering buying a new fleet of presidential planes, known as Air Force One when the U.S. president is aboard.

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Never mind that millions of Americans hover at the edge of homelessness,m the Prez needs a new RIDE!

Mar 24 13:04

GAY PRIDE COMING TO ISRAEL EARLIER THAN USUAL (semi adult content)

Gay porn magnate Michael Lucas offering tours of Israel

Mar 24 12:32

Ever-Diminishing Official Numbers Of Auschwitz Dead

The first is the plaque that was on display at the Auschwitz
camp from 1948 until 1989 (note the "4 million" victims).

The second is the plaque currently on display at Auschwitz.

Note the dramatically reduced number of victims, now
only 1.5 million.

A casual reduction in the number of deaths by some 2.5
million.

Deaths at Auschwitz drop by a whopping 2.5 million, but
6,000,000 dead Jewish prisoners, remains the same.

Mar 24 12:27

Potato Chip Heir Kills Self, Fakes Own Murder

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

Mar 24 12:04

Rep. Slaughter: FBI Investigating Vandalism at NY Office, Incident is "Dreadful"

House Rules Committee Chairwoman Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., said Wednesday the FBI is investigating recent vandalism at her office in Niagara Falls, adding the incident was “a dreadful thing.”

She noted that the House Sergeant at Arms is briefing her on safety precautions and other law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and local police, are looking into the matter.

"I think it's part of a pattern," she told reporters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We saw the same pattern back in 1776, just before the revolution broke out!

Mar 24 11:54

No humanitarian crisis in Gaza, Ashkenazi says

The Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are not under siege and are not enduring a humanitarian crisis, IDF chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi said in a briefing to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Tuesday.

Speaking after high profile visits to Gaza by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, Ashkenazi showed the MKs pictures of bustling markets in Gaza. He said hundreds of trucks come into Gaza supplying fuel, gas, water, and medical equipment and hundreds of people come into Israel for medical care.

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This man is either barking mad, or just hasn't gotten the message yet that one cannot, at this part of the 20th century, stand there with your hair on fire, and claim you can't smell the smoke.

In spite of his lies, the world understands that the siege of Gaza exists, that there is rampant poverty and hunger, and Israel is very content to keep the status quo until enough Gazans die to enable them to annex Gaza for settler building.

Mar 24 11:52

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

Government spending won't be cut until next year.

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

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

Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article2905794.ece#ixzz0j7Zi...

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

Mar 24 11:49

'Israel saves, doesn’t endanger, US lives'

US-Israeli intelligence cooperation is “important for Israel and is helping save American lives,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said late Monday night, at the tail end of his address to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

Naturally, the media jumped all over his comments about Jerusalem being Israel’s capital, not a settlement – a position that, while newsworthy in the context of the current disagreement with the US over construction in east Jerusalem, is by no means new, or one he has not stated innumerable times in the past.

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IF in fact, there have been any American lives "saved" due to Israeli intelligence, it is simply because the US is strategically - and financially - useful at the moment; nothing more, nothing less.

And remember: Israel is more than ready to turn on the US if they don't get precisely what they want, when they want it, and will cozy up to a new "host" on which to feed.

This is precisely why I would think that the conversations between Netanyahu and Obama had very little to do with the building of illegal settlements, but much to do about just why the US has not gone to war against Iran at Israel's behest.

Israel can well start that war; but consistent wargaming scenarios have demonstrated that it probably cannot finishing that war without US military intervention.

Mar 24 11:48

UPD had no reason to shoot innocent graduate assistant

I’m a student of Kofi Adu-Brempong’s class, Geography of a Changing World. I just want to say that there’s absolutely no valid reason for the police to resort to shooting a handicapped man in the head who has trouble walking with a cane.

The claim that a group of policemen wearing protective gear weren’t able to bring down a crippled man without using assault rifles is sad proof of how inadequate the University Police Department is. The Alligator article states that Kofi “came at police with a knife and pipe.”

Mar 24 11:41

The healthcare law is an ass

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 24 11:30

Rep. Dingell Says ObamaCare Will Eventually ‘Control the People’

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Please note: this takes a while to buffer and load, but it is absolutely worth hearing.

Mar 24 11:22

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 24 11:21

Volcano eruption delays 177th Fighter Wing deployment

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

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Southwest Asia? As in "Iran?"

Mar 24 11:15

The Afghan Ant Hole:The New US-NATO Offensive will run into Trouble

Will these campaigns in Marja, Kandahar and Kunduz subdue the Taliban and bring them to the negotiating table, the newly professed strategy of the occupiers? It should not be forgotten that Karzai himself was a member of the Taliban government from 1995-98, before Unical hired him as an insider to try to clinch an oil pipeline deal. His effortless transition to US protege suggests he was probably already on the US payroll, along with his less reputable colleague Osama bin Laden. Though Karzai sees negotiations as the only way out, comments by other ex-Taliban officials who have cast their lot with the occupiers, however reluctantly, are not encouraging.

Mar 24 11:13

Most alarming phenomenon...the "Mistarafim" infiltrators

They infiltrate demonstrations wearing the Palestinian Kefiyah and in the middle of whatever activity they join they start gathering information about the activists, after they finish they reveal their real savage personalities and start attacking, beating, bashing the Palestinian demonstrators since they are armed unlike the Palestinian demonstrators.

Mar 24 11:12

Destroying Educational Institutions or Using them for Military Purposes is a War Crime

"The Education system in Iraq, prior to 1991, was one of the best in the region; with over 100% Gross Enrollment Rate for primary schooling and high levels of literacy, both of men and women. The Higher Education, especially the scientific and technological institutions, were of an international standard, staffed by high quality personnel". (UNESCO Fact Sheet, March 28, 2003)[1].

As a result of U.S. ongoing Occupation of Iraq, today Iraq is more illiterate than it was five or a twenty-five years ago, because the U.S. Administration and U.S. forces occupying Iraq began to root and destroy every aspect of Iraq’s education.

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Always enlightening to understand what your tax dollars have bought in Iraq, isn't it?!?

Mar 24 11:12

Excessive force by Victoria police - Mar 20, 2010 - judge for yourself

Mar 24 11:09

American Aid to Israel: Money for Insults

On July 10, 1996, at a Joint Session of the United States Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a standing ovation for these words: “With America’s help, Israel has grown to be a powerful, modern state. …But I believe there can be no greater tribute to America’s long-standing economic aid to Israel than for us to be able to say: we are going to achieve economic independence. We are going to do it. In the next four years, we will begin the long-term process of gradually reducing the level of your generous economic assistance to Israel.”

What happened to Mr. Netanyahu’s solemn pledge to the Congress? The short answer is that Congress never called in the pledge.

Mar 24 11:07

U.S. Interceptors Will Target Russian Nuclear Capability: Commander

"If the Americans continue to expand their missile defenses, they will certainly target our nuclear capability and in this case the balance of forces will shift in favor of the United States."

Moscow: Russia insists on the inclusion of U.S. missile defenses in Europe in a new strategic arms reduction treaty between the two countries in order to ensure nuclear parity, Russia's top military commander said.

Russia and the United States have been negotiating a replacement to the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty since presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama met in April last year, but finalizing a document has dragged on, with U.S. plans for missile defense in Europe a particular sticking point.

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One has to wonder, with the US having deployed its missiles in Eastern Europe just a few miles from Russia's border, if this treaty will actually get signed in Prague this April, as has been announced.

Mar 24 11:04

Iran: US ‘works on’ China to Isolate Iran

Clinton claimed: “There is a growing international consensus on taking steps to pressure Iran's leaders to change course. Europe is in agreement. Russia, where I just returned from, has moved definitely in this direction.”

Then came this nugget: “And although there is still work to be done, China has said it supports the dual-track approach of applying pressure if engagement does not produce results [emphasis added].” In other words, Clinton revealed where the US game plan was lacking: China.

There is good reason for China’s reluctance, or as Clinton might put it, recalcitrance. Iran is now China’s largest trading partner, having displaced the European Union, with an annual trade volume worth over $36 billion, according to the Financial Times.

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The US will not get another round of sanctions, because at the end of the day, China and Russia will veto.

So the only tools left to the US are unilateral and multi-lateral sanctions (to which, apparently, the EU is eager to be a signatory), which will almost inevitably lead to war, potentially with Russia and China coming in on the side of Iran.

Mar 24 11:04

Auschwitz expert: Blueprints found in Berlin not of death camp

A leading expert on Auschwitz on Sunday denigrated the importance of the finding of plans for the construction of the extermination camp, which was reported this weekend in the German tabloid Bild. He said the documents have been known to scholars for many years and that they were not plans to build the extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, but rather earlier plans for the building of a forced labor camp.

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"... they were not plans to build the extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, but rather earlier plans for the building of a forced labor camp.

EXACTLY!

The German camps were labor camps where the prisoners were forced to manufacture goods for the Nazi war effort.

But at the close of WW2 the founders of Israel faced a major public relations problem. The world had united together against Hitler, shedding much blood and treasure for the principle that one nation does not have a right to steal the lands of another nation for their own use. The founders of Israel were planning to do just that to the Palestinians, and they needed a propaganda weapon so powerful that the world would agree that Israel must be allowed to do to Palestine what Germany was not allowed to do to Poland.

So the German slave-labor camps were "spun" as death camps, their multi-ethnic inmate populations portrayed as primarily Jews, the delousing to fight typhus as "gassings", the deaths from the typhus epidemics as "exterminations", etc. etc, etc. to manufacture an illusion that justified, indeed demanded that Israel be allowed to do to Palestine what Germany was barred from doing to Austria, France, etc.

Time and science have caught up with yet another lie, as the blueprints from Auschwitz prove it was a slave-labor camp. Like the myths of soap made from humans, and lampshades made from human skin, more of the facade of this monstrous and deadly lie crumble away.

Mar 24 11:00

Obama the Cold Warrior? Hostile Relations with Russia and China

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

Mar 24 10:57

The US' choreographed "outrage" at Israel

The US hopes that this pretended outrage will lend its role as "honest broker" enough credibility to keep the "peace process" moving, itself merely a PR facade that shields Israeli crimes from public scrutiny. If it does not, the US will undoubtedly pay little mind to the harsh words spoken this week and do as it has done before: blame the Palestinians for its failure and support Israeli repression.

Mar 24 10:54

Barghouthi: Not even Netanyahu can erase Jerusalem history

Speaking out against Netanyahu's statement calling the construction of Israeli homes on occupied Palestinian land "not a settlement," Barghouti said no attempt to "Judaize Jerusalem will delete Palestinian history" from the city.

"East of Jerusalem was and still is the eternal capital of the Palestinian state. Peace starts from Jerusalem, and if Netanyahu doesn’t recognize Palestinian rights in Jerusalem, he will not find a partner for negotiations and peace will be an illusion."

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Memo to Mustapha Barghouthi; unfortunately, Israel does not want peace; it wants territory, by any means necessary.

And unless and until Fatah and Hamas can put aside their differences and speak with one strong voice on behalf of the Palestinians, Israeli annexation will continue to the point where there will be no land left for a Palestinian state.

Mar 24 10:51

Poacher eaten by lion in Kruger National Park

Rangers said the man was apparently devoured by the beast after being injured when he was chased by a pack of wild hippos as he tried to illegally hunt wildlife in the world famous reserve.

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That's one way to deal with the problem.

Mar 24 10:49

Palestinian organizer tortured in Israeli jail

Omar Alaaeddin from the village of alMa’asara was nabbed from the Container Checkpoint on Sunday the 14th. He was released yesterday with no charges pressed against him. Alaaeddin reports having been tortured in the Israeli Russian Compound Jail in Jerusalem.

Alaaeddin was beaten repeatedly, both by the soldiers who detained him, and later, in the Israeli Russian Compound jail in Jerusalem. He reports to have been kicked, punched and even electroshocked with a taser by the soldiers and his jailers.

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So this is how the allegedly "greatest democracy in the Middle East" behaves:

1. It lies about the reasons for arresting a Palestinian who did absolutely nothing wrong, and files absolutely no charges against him.

2. It then tortures that Palestinian who has done absolutely nothing wrong.

3. It refuses to provide any medical care for this Palestinian who has done absolutely nothing wrong after he is tortured.

4. It then releases this Palestinian after having tortured him for having done nothing wrong, except for having had the temerity to organize peaceful protests.

This has happened on countless other occasions, without much comment. But this case does, and will continue, to shine an unblinking light on Israel's atrocities against the Palestinians.

Israel can no longer hide what it is doing, and what it is doing to Palestinians should be as morally repugnant to every thinking Israeli as it is to thinking, moral people around the world.

Mar 24 10:48

Congress, Israel and U.S. National Security

On July 10, 1996, at a Joint Session of the United States Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a standing ovation for these words: “With America’s help, Israel has grown to be a powerful, modern state. …But I believe there can be no greater tribute to America’s long-standing economic aid to Israel than for us to be able to say: we are going to achieve economic independence. We are going to do it. In the next four years, we will begin the long-term process of gradually reducing the level of your generous economic assistance to Israel.”

Mar 24 10:48

Truth Has Fallen and Taken Liberty With It

There was a time when the pen was mightier than the sword. That was a time when people believed in truth and regarded truth as an independent power and not as an auxiliary for government, class, race, ideological, personal, or financial interest.

Today Americans are ruled by propaganda. Americans have little regard for truth, little access to it, and little ability to recognize it.

Truth is an unwelcome entity. It is disturbing. It is off limits. Those who speak it run the risk of being branded “anti-American,” “anti-semite” or “conspiracy theorist.”

Truth is an inconvenience for government and for the interest groups whose campaign contributions control government.

Truth is an inconvenience for prosecutors who want convictions, not the discovery of innocence or guilt.

Mar 24 10:42

Climategate: UN admits flaw in report on meat and climate change


The UN has admitted a report linking livestock to global warming exaggerated the impact of eating meat on climate change

Mar 24 10:35

Transforming TSA into a Military Intelligence Operation

Obama’s nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration told Congress on Tuesday he wants U.S. airport security to more closely resemble security at Israeli airports, according to CNN. “We should move even closer to an Israeli model where there’s more engagement with passengers,” Robert Harding told members of the Senate Commerce Committee.

TSA nominee Harding tells senator Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas intelligence operations need to be expanded to trains and buses.

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Constitution and Bill of Rights, R.I.P.

Mar 24 10:32

U.S. & NATO Are Supporting Afghan Drug Industry

The US military says it is using a new approach to fight drug production in Afghanistan, but Julian Mercille, lecturer at University College, Dublin, believes both they and NATO have in fact been supporting the industry.

“The bulk of the income from drugs is captured by other players like traffickers and the police and people in the government. So the problem is that the US and NATO have empowered a lot of people who are involved in drugs in government and the police forces,” says Mercille. “That is one reason why the US and NATO have directly caused the drastic increases in drug production in Afghanistan.”

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Control of the drug trade means controlling where the drugs ultimately wind up, like the cheap heroin to which many young Russian people have become addicted.

Mar 24 10:32

The US' Choreographed "Outrage" At Israel

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

Mar 24 10:30

WikiLeaks Monitored by U.S., Icelandic Authorities Over Pentagon Murder Video

Employees of whistleblower site Wikileaks claim to be monitored and maintained by employees of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Icelandic authorities.

Mar 24 10:25

GOP front runner for US Senate Tom Campbell caves into pressure from Israel Firsters

GOP front runner Former Congressman Tom Campbell who recent polls show could defeat Barbara Boxer, has been accused by his fellow Republican challengers Carli Fiorina and Chuck Devore, of not being sufficiently pro-Israel enough. As a Congressman Campbell has voted to reduce aid to Israel and supported a shared Jerusalem between Israel and a future Palestinian state.

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Campbell may well be about to learn a very hard lesson in US politics; if you don't do precisely everything Israel wants, you become "unelectable".

He should ask former Congressional Representative Cynthia McKinney about that.

Mar 24 10:24

No sign of breakthrough in Netanyahu-Obama meeting

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama met twice during a dramatic evening in the White House, but no signs emerged of a breakthrough in a row over Jewish settlements.

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You presume that is what they talked about.

Mar 24 10:24

Israel is stealing Palestinian and Arab water

When an occupying power exploits the resources of the occupied land at the expense of the original inhabitants, it builds itself on the ruins of what it has destroyed, and such theft of resources is obvious, even when the occupier tries to hide its actions behind noble principles. This malfeasance is made worse by claiming that the land in question is a gift from God and politically-motivated myths such as it is "a land without a people for a people without land". When such wrongdoing is compounded even further by acts of genocide against the indigenous people, killing thousands and dispossessing hundreds of thousands in acts of ethnic cleansing, the situation is very serious indeed.

Mar 24 10:23

Ralph Nader on Israel And Aid

Since 1996, the American taxpayers are still sending Israel $3 billion a year and providing assorted loan guarantees, waivers, rich technology transfers and other indirect assistance. Before George W. Bush left office a memorandum of understanding between the U.S. and Israel stipulated an assistance package of $30 billion over the next ten years to be transferred in a lump sum at the beginning of every fiscal year. Israel’s wars and colonies still receive U.S. taxpayer monies.

Mar 24 10:22

Eric Massa and vulture funds: The real scandal

Rep. Eric Massa's resignation created a week-long media buzz earlier this month amid allegations of a homosexual harassment scandal. ABC news asked on their web site, "should we be digging deeper?" Yes, you should, U.S. corporate media.

Instead of covering tabloid-like sex scandals 24/7, or trying to frame Massa's resignation in the context of the health care reform debate, perhaps a real look at Massa's ulterior motives for resigning are in order.

Mar 24 10:20

More 1,000 to Be Deployed in Somalia

At least 1,000 UPDF soldiers will leave next month for Somalia to replace one battalion which is coming home after one year of keeping peace in the war-torn Somali.

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How in the name of all that's reasonable can any one characterize what these soldiers are doing as "keeping the peace in Somalia"?!?

These forces are simply propping up a US-sponsored government which is too weak to really take care of its people in any meaningful way.

As with most of the rest of Africa, it's all about the resources here, and who gets access to them.

Mar 24 10:18

The Jerusalem ‘Compromise'

Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in the United States this week armed with a mandate from the Israeli parliament. A large majority of legislators from all of Israel’s main parties had supported a petition urging him to stand firm on the building of Jewish settlements in occupied East Jerusalem -- the very issue that got him into hot water days earlier with the White House.

Mar 24 10:16

Who is the British Dog? By Gilad Atzmon

Both Israeli Parliament members Eldad and Ben-Ari seem to agree that Britons are dogs, yet they are somehow annoyed by their dogs’ disloyalty to the Jewish state. One may wonder why do the Israelis expect their ‘British dogs’ to be loyal. The answer is simple. Because British politicians have been very ‘loyal’ and for more than a while.

Mar 24 10:16

Iran forcing us to impose sanctions: Kouchner

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said Tuesday there was "no other choice" but to impose fresh sanctions on Iran as its nuclear programme is suspect.

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Memo to French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner: Iran has come up with several alternative proposals to the one suggested last October, only to have every suggestion and alternative solution summarily dismissed by the West and Israel.

You, sir, understand enough of history to know precisely where these sanctions will lead; to a military confrontation with Iran, very possibly leading to a world war involving China (Iran's largest trading partner), and potentially Russia, joining Iran.

Is World War III the best answer you can come up with?!?

If so, you had better re-think this, Foreign Minister Kouchner.

Mar 24 10:15

Un exode qui ne serait qu’un mythe - An exodus which was merely a myth

According to the Old Testament, Moses was the son of a Jewish slave who had abandoned on the Nile in a wicker basket to protect the Pharaoh's persecution. Rescued from the waters by the Pharaoh's daughter and raised in the court, he will discover the secret of its origins and, with God's help, will free his people. But archaeologists working in the region have never managed to substantiate the biblical narrative, as to the presence of the Jews in Egypt, there is only one archaeological discovery may confirm it. Many books have been written on the subject, but the debate is for the most part remained quiet in order not to offend believers.

Mar 24 10:12

Did The Exodus Really Happen?

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There is already ample evidence to suggest that the Old Testament is not an historical document but a religious one. Zahi Hawas, the famed archaeologist, has come to the conclusion that the flight from Egypt actually happened to the Hyksos, not the Hebrews, and Pharaoh gave chase simply because the Hyksos were killing and looting everywhere they went.

But just as the ancient Hebrews copied the story of the great flood from the Epic of Gilgamesh, they appear to have lifted the exodus from the Hyksos. Keep in mind that n those times, the thing of value was the book itself, rather than the content, so there was no such thing as copyright or plagiarism. Copying a really good story from a book you read to one you were writing was considered normal practice back then. The Bible is not science, it is the collected stories of a primitive tribal people telling each other how important they are. And like fishermen talking about the one that got away, or Ramses with his temple carvings of the did-not-really-happen victory over the Hittites at Kadesh, the writers of the ancient testaments assumed that the people they were telling stories to had no way to verify the claims for themselves. So "embellishment" was a low-risk activity. Tthe writers of the ancient texts were probably not thinking much further into the future than the guys who pen the "Celebrity dates space alien" stories you see at supermarket checkout lines. The fact that the celebrity is a real person does not prove the space alien exists. It's just a story.

The fact is that Egypt (along with Iraq, Iran, Syria, etc.) have vast archaeological treasures from which their ancient histories are confirmed. For the stories told the situation is quite different. The story of ancient Israel has no archaeological support for it, and indeed the available archaeology suggests the stories are just that; stories. Israel, while rich in antiquities, is almost totally devoid of artifacts from this supposedly glorious time in her history. The existence of the fabled First Temple was supported with just two artifacts, a carved staff ornament in the shape of a pomegranate and the Jehoash tablet. Both of these artifacts have been exposed as frauds. We are told that once there was a magnificent temple on that hill, but it "all went away."

Mar 24 10:09

U.S. seeks clarification from Israel over new East Jerusalem plan

An aide to Netanyahu says the prime minister was caught off-guard by Wednesday's announcement of the apartment projects.

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The bovine excrement meter just sucked a valve on that last statement.

But what it demonstrates, vividly, to both to the Palestinians and Israelis, is that the US is impotent against any actions Israel is taking to annex one more square foot of illegally built-upon land at a time, to the point where there will ultimately be no territory left for a country called "Palestine".

And when Israel has annexed every last inch, including all of East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza, one wonders what the fate of the Palestinians will be at that point; forced deportation?!?

Mar 24 10:04

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Any Attack on Iran Must Be Full-Scale

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) laid it on thick at AIPAC's annual gala banquet on Monday. Referring to the pro-Israel lobby, Graham declared, "The Congress has your back." (What other lobby would he say that to?) He declared that Israel is "our best friend in the world." (Does that tick off Canadians?) But Graham went especially far when he endorsed the idea of a military strike against Iran.

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Okay, Senator; if you really feel that way. Here is your rifle and parachute; we'll let them know you are on your way!

But if you are worried about a new holocaust, you need to look at Gaza. And of all the nations on Earth the one most closely following Hitler's plans for world conquest is the US, lying about other countries to justify invasions, a targeted ethnic minority, use of torture, etc. WE have all seen this before, and we see it now, not in Iran but in the US.

Mar 24 10:00

A stark truth: Israeli arms, U.S. dollars

The third "ask" that AIPAC supporters will make of Congress on Tuesday is to once again pass the $3 billion in U.S. aid provided annually to Israel. "It's a very tough ask this year," [AIPAC lobbyist Steve] Aserkoff admitted, noting the U.S. domestic budgetary and economic challenges. Among other major purchases, the Israeli government has announced plans to replace its aging fleet of F-16 fighter jets with new, American-made F-35 fighters, a major cost that Israel hopes will be substantially born for [sic] by American taxpayers.

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The short answer is, Americans shouldn't be expected to bear these costs for Israel.

But there is a far more deep, insidious problem here that Greenwald doesn't touch.

According the the Symington Amendment, under US law, the US government is forbidden to provide monetary or military aid which does have nuclear weapons, but refuses to sign the NNPT and have its sites inspected.

As we know from the revelations of Mordechai Vannunu in the late 80s, and confirmed by both former Israeli Prime Minister Olmert and former US President Jimmy Carter, Israel has nukes.

Unlike Iran, Israel refuses to sign the NNPT or have its nuclear sites inspected.

So every dime of taxpayer funded dollars given to Israel is given to Israel in direct violation of US law.

What's wrong with this picture?!? EVERYTHING!!

Mar 24 09:56

Don't answer the census!!!

An editorial in the Wall Street Journal of 8/8/89, page A10, "Honesty May Not Be Your Best Census Policy", by James Bovard, documents a few violations. The most obvious is that census data was used to round up the Japanese-Americans in 1942. "The Census Bureau provided the Army with a list of exactly how many Japanese-Americans lived in given neighborhoods, making it easy to round them up for internment during World War II.

Mar 24 09:56

Airport Worker Pervs Over Woman In Body Scanner: “I Love Those Gigantic Tits”

Outrage was growing today over the abuse of naked airport body scanners after it was revealed that a Heathrow worker perved over a naked image of a female colleague after she passed through one of the devices, before commenting, “I love those gigantic tits”.

Mar 24 09:54

FLASHBACK - Rush Limbaugh will move to Costa Rica if health reform passed

Conservative radio shock jock Rush Limbaugh said he will move to Costa Rica if Washington approves President Barack Obama's health care reform initiative.

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Can I have his job? :)

Mar 24 09:53

A MAJOR CNN NEWS BREAKTHROUGH?

For many decades, Israel's brutality toward its neighbors and its responsibility for the deaths of American soldiers have been absent from most mainstream media. CNN has just broken the mold –

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Maybe. I am still of the opinion that this is all political theater to delink Israel from the coming attack on Iran.

Mar 24 09:52

Maliki Aide: We Won’t Recognize Election Results

An aide to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki today insisted that his State of Law party will not recognize the final election results, expected later this week, because the election commission declined their request for a manual recount.

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Watch for this to get both interesting - and very ugly - very soon.

Mar 24 09:51

Americans – Are you with Gen. Petraeus and Adm. Mullen or with Israel ?

(American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee) and its cohorts have manufactured a broad level of support among the American public, but it is based on a mix of indifference, ignorance and low-level indoctrination, and is therefore extremely soft.

AIPAC and the rest know this, which is why they work so assiduously to stifle any criticism, and to keep any overt depiction of Israel's oppression of the Palestinians – an oppression far worse than anything blacks suffered in South Africa under apartheid — from public view in America.

Mar 24 09:49

Climategate: five Aussie MPs lead the way by resigning in disgust over carbon tax

The Liberal Party is in turmoil with the resignations of five frontbenchers from their portfolios this afternoon in protest against the emissions trading scheme.

Tony Abbott, Sophie Mirabella, Tony Smith and Senators Nick Minchin and Eric Abetz have all quit their portfolios because they cannot vote for the legislation.

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Probably just a coincidence, but then we had...

Senator Nick Minchin's son seriously injured in boating accident

Again probably just a coincidence, we had...

Liberal powerbroker Nick Minchin to quit politics

Mar 24 09:48

Average Homeowner In Obama Foreclosure Program Underwater, Yet Principal Cuts Rare

The average homeowner in the Obama administration's signature foreclosure-prevention program owes more on their mortgage than their home is worth, yet the program does virtually nothing to address this problem, according to a scathing new report by a government watchdog, casting doubt on the effectiveness of the $50 billion effort.

Yet the program doesn't address this problem of negative equity -- commonly referred to as being "underwater" -- according to the report. The administration's effort has been touted as a way to stem the rising tide of foreclosures by reducing monthly payments for up to four million troubled borrowers.

"HAMP allows principal reduction, but it is not typically implemented in practice," the report states.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you like what Obama has done to homeowners in its alleged "foreclosure-prevention program", you're going to love what Obamacare will do to your taxes, and your health care!!

Mar 24 09:41

16 Ongoing Porn Investigations of SEC Employees

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

Mar 24 09:41

Obama-Netanyahu talks leave settlement dispute simmering

The US president initially hosted Netanyahu at the White House for 90 minutes. Netanyahu then huddled privately with his staff for more than an hour, after which he met a second time with the president in the Oval Office for a further 35 minutes, officials said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting person, I would almost be willing to bet that these talks had very little to do with the settlement issue, and infinitely more with Netanyahu giving Obama his "marching orders" on Iran.

Mar 24 09:39

Florida political leaders consider state bank: 2% mortgages, 6% credit cards, no state debt costs

Even though this idea is obviously cost-effective with just a few moments’ consideration of the facts, even though the idea of creating money and credit for the public good rather than for bank profit has a rich history of support from many of America’s brightest minds, and even though this is the “secret” to the state with the lowest unemployment in the nation along with a record budget surplus (it’s North Dakota, one of only two solvent states today), the idea of a state-owned bank creating its own credit is a new idea for many Americans.

Mar 24 09:37

Trucks Burned in Possible Threat to Calif. Police

Four city trucks were torched in a Southern California town plagued by booby trap attacks on police officers, and authorities said Wednesday the fires might be linked to the previous attempts.

Mar 24 09:34

Health Care Law a Signal of US Empire Decline

The passage of ObamaCare is an indicator that the US empire is declining because it illustrates the fact that people expect the state to take care of them, David Murrin, the co-founder of Emergent Asset Management hedge fund manager, told CNBC.

Mar 24 09:34

911 Clues EVERYONE MISSED

Mar 24 09:32

PALESTINIAN STUDENT ACTIVIST BEATEN, BROKEN, BATTERED ….. THEN RELEASED

The initial beating of Omar on the face and head made his mouth bleed and his head hurt and he was not able to speak to the soldiers and this only made them beat him more for not answering their questions. Omar told our friend Sevtap that one of the soldiers told him "do you think the international solidarity will protect you".

Mar 24 09:31

THE “MOST MORAL ARMY IN THE WORLD”

Many Israelis like to believe, and the cliché is repeated regularly in Israel, that their army is the “most moral army in the world.”

However, following the Gaza war which left 1,400 Palestinians dead, most of them civilians, some Israelis have begun to question this.

Furthermore, the fatal shooting of four Palestinian teenagers in the course of 24 hours over the weekend, in highly questionable circumstances, has forced the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) to investigate the incident amidst contradictory statements issued by the soldiers involved.

Mar 24 09:31

NORMAN FINKELSTEIN ON THE AIPAC FARCE

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told attendees at the AIPAC conference on Monday that the US commitment to Israel is “rock-solid,” but Clinton did criticize Israel for continuing to build settlements in occupied East Jerusalem. In a defiant speech hours after Clinton’s address, Netanyahu rejected US criticism and vowed to continue building settlements. We speak with Norman Finkelstein, author of the new book, This Time We Went Too Far

Mar 24 09:29

AMERICAN ‘OUTRAGE’ AT ISRAEL NOTHING BUT A PLOY

The US hopes that this pretended outrage will lend its role as “honest broker” enough credibility to keep the “peace process” moving, itself merely a PR facade that shields Israeli crimes from public scrutiny. If it does not, the US will undoubtedly pay little mind to the harsh words spoken this week and do as it has done before: blame the Palestinians for its failure and support Israeli repression.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US Government sounds like the guy bragging to his buddies at the bar, "I'm not henpecked and I have my wife's permission to say so!"

Mar 24 09:14

James Cameron calls Glenn Beck ‘madman,’ ‘f**king a**hole’

Asked what he thought about Beck during a junket appearance in support of the "Avatar" home-video release, Cameron said: "Glenn Beck is a f---ing asshole. I've met him. He called me the anti-Christ, and not about 'Avatar.' He hadn't even seen 'Avatar' yet. I don't know if he has seen it."

Cameron apparently was referring to Beck's reaction to his 2007 documentary, "The Lost Tomb of Jesus," which casts doubt on the resurrection of Jesus Christ and makes the case that the ancient Tomb of the Ten Ossuaries belonged to Jesus' family. [At the time, Beck said, "Many people believe James Cameron officially has tossed his hat in the ring today and is officially running for anti-Christ."]

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I admire James Cameron for his support of science (mostly his brother's development of oceanographic technology) but I was a little taken aback when James got involved with Simcha Jacobovici, aka "The Naked Archaeologist" who is thankfully not naked and also not really an archaeologist. While Simcha's show is interesting, it is reckless with its science (not unlike the global warming people) and openly propagandistic.

As for the tomb of Jesus, it is my opinion that this was another of Oded Golan's numerous biblical fakes, and may even have been the origin of the ossuary altered with the forged inscription to create the "James Ossuary".

None of this has anything to do with Glenn Beck, whose tirade against Cameron is based in the religious delusion that Jesus was lifted up bodily to heaven after his death and thus there should be no earthly grave. Beck acted in a most disrespectful and unscientific manner in his approach to Cameron.

Mar 24 09:03

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 24 08:31

Healthcare Intervention: The Bigger Picture

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

Mar 24 08:17

The 2012 Pelosi GTxi SS/RT Sport Edition-The Car You WILL Buy After You Get Your ObamaCare.

Thanks to my friend SilentDeep at Myspace for this link!
Mar 24 08:01

Response Template to Census Bureau

Response Template to Census Bureau

To be sent in with census questionnaire after answering only question one about how many occupants reside at the address:

Mar 24 07:28

The New Strategy of the Fake Left Media

Randi Rhodes - see above - exactly the same crap. Talking over the wise callers who mentioned that you can't blame everyone in a mob for the act of one person anyway - agent provocateur or not. Nope - she never thought about that either!

Mar 24 07:19

Backroom Deals In the Democrats Health Care Takeover

Backroom Deals In the Democrats Health Care Takeover
Cornhusker Kickback: Perhaps the most well known in the Senate bill, the provision, included at the behest of Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE), ensures that Nebraska would be the only state to have the full amount of its increased Medicaid costs paid for by the federal government.
The Louisiana Purchase: The Senate bill provides extra Medicaid funding for any state in which every county has been declared a disaster area. Because of Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana is the only state that would qualify for the money. The $300 million provision for Louisiana was slipped in late in the process to persuade Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) to support the health care takeover.

Mar 24 07:18

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

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

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

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

Mar 24 07:15

Obama Administration Awarded Hundreds of Thousands in Airport Grants to Stupak’s District Two Days Before Vote

Obama Administration Awarded Hundreds of Thousands in Airport Grants to Stupak’s District Two Days Before Vote

Was this Yet Another Backroom Deal to Force Obama’s Bill Down the American People’s Throats?
Three airports in the district of infamous fence-sitting and ultimately kowtowing Democrat Bart Stupak were awarded $726,409 in grants by the Obama Administration just two days before a vote on Obama and Pelosi’s government takeover of healthcare.
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Mar 24 06:34

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

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

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Mar 24 06:19

It Wo'nt Be Just The States Suing To Nullify Unconstitutional Healthcare

Another step in the Sovietization of these United States!

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Mar 24 06:17

Carl Boggs, The Crime of Empire. Rogue Superpower and World Domination

Successive governments of the United States of America like to designate other countries, whose leaders they do not like, "rogue states“. Noam Chomsky showed in "Rogue States“ that this designation does not apply to countries such as Iraq but to the United States itself. According to him, the American superpower fulfills all the characteritics of such an entity. The U. S. and its "junior partner“, the United Kingdom, made Iraq a cartoon of an "outlaw nation“ that threatens the entire world, and Saddam Hussein the reincarnation of Adolf Hitler. If that would have been true, they should have turned to the U. N. Security Council. Instead they started an act of aggression against Iraq, thereby showing contempt for international law and the U. N.

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Mar 24 05:48

Aaron Russo: A Jeffersonian Patriot’s Last Interview

In an historic final interview, filmmaker and music promoter Aaron Russo goes in depth on the insider-knowledge given to him by a member of the Rockefeller family. Russo was told-- prior to 9/11-- of plans to stage terror attacks, invade foreign nations, and kickstart a high-tech police state control grid that would track the populations' every move with implantable RFID microchips.
This information-packed presentation is filled with never-before seen footage. Throughout the film, Alex Jones breaks down the latest activities of the New World Order and how it ties into what Russo predicted.

Mar 24 05:24

Health Care Reform: We're Being Fooled Again

By Sheldon Richman

Published 03/24/10

The medical system does need reforming -- radical reforming. It's more expensive than it ought to be, and powerful interests prosper at the expense of the rest of us. The status quo has little about it to be admired, and we shouldn't tolerate it.

Thus, the American people should be fed up with Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid for insulting our intelligence with their so-called heath-care reform. It is nothing of the sort. What they call progressive reform is little more than reinforcement of the exploitative system we suffer today.

Mar 24 05:21

Obamacare: Taxing The American People Into Oblivion

“Death and taxes may be inevitable, but they shouldn’t be related”
Steve Watson and Paul Watson

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

H.R. 3590, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to give it its full title, is rammed full of tax increases which will further economically cripple Americans already laboring under the worst financial crisis since the great depression.

The partnering Reconciliation Act, currently in the Senate, also contains a raft of pork barrel and tax hikes, there to fund the trillion dollar cost of nationalizing medicine.

As reported by Bloomberg News today, analysis by the nonpartisan congressional Joint Committee on Taxation reveals that the bill will generate $409.2 billion in additional taxes by 2019.

Mar 24 03:05

Stop Funding the Israelis It's the only way to rein them in

As it stands now, the US is subsidizing and supporting the expansion of the Jewish state at the expense of the Palestinians, while Israel is doing its best to drag us into a war with Iran, and ignite the whole region. The ensuing chaos would give cover to complete the goal of the extremist Likud-far right alliance: the establishment of a "Greater Israel."

Mar 24 03:00

Israel Gives The Finger To The USA

It is a case of the dog biting the hand that feeds it. After years of protection by Big Brother USA, covering up for its having nuclear warheads when Iran cannot even have a nuclear program, looking the other way when shocking war crimes and massacres of civilians are committed, when pregnant Palestinian mothers are left to die in the streets, Israel sticks up the middle finger in a classic display of pig-headed arrogance by Netanyahu at AIPAC.

Mar 24 02:54

Experts say states' health care lawsuits don't stand a chance

Sanford Levinson, a University of Texas Law School professor, said that Americans who choose not to purchase health insurance can pay a fine under the new law. Congress, he said, clearly has the authority to levy taxes and fines.

"As a technical matter, it's been set up as a tax," Levinson said of the penalties under the health-care law. "The argument about constitutionality is, if not frivolous, close to it," he said.

Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/03/23/90934/states-lawsuits-not-likely...

Mar 24 02:44

The Zionist Face Of American Government

Zionist Israel is today a state of only one religion, Christians and Muslims have been officially banned, and there is no longer a functioning 'Democracy' in that place: Zionist Israel is officially an Outlaw state that rules its inhabitants as a Rogue Entity that observes none of the national or international laws that once governed the United States. We should tear off this Judas-face of Zionism that we have allowed to supplant what we once strove to be. If we cannot do this, then we will not survive to reach 2011 as an actual state, because by then we shall have become a captive state that serves only the perverted dreams of others in The New World Order.

March 23, 2010

Mar 23 22:51

Banking for the People

But what if that great mass of citizens owned the banks? That's a question that a growing number of candidates and legislators across the country are answering with proposals to create state-owned banks. Though these initiatives borrow from an old model--North Dakota has run a successful state bank since 1919--they are a response to a new reality: the hundreds of billions of public dollars plowed into big banks by the federal bailout have done little to free credit for job creation or economic development in recession-ravaged communities. So, taking a cue from Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and other critics of private-bank bailouts, latter-day populists are proposing to put public money to work for the public good.

Mar 23 22:43

Time for state-owned banks?

You've heard a lot about a public option for health care. What about a public option when it comes to banking? Don't laugh. The idea is gaining ground in several states.

Mar 23 22:41

ABC News: State-Owned Banks: The Future of Banking?

Stories like Wanner's are sparking interest from state officials outside of North Dakota, who see the 91-year-old Bank of North Dakota as a model of what they could do to revive troubled business lending in their own home states.

Mar 23 22:33

Carbon Market Rift Over Hungary May Shrink Trading

The United Nations carbon market, the world’s second largest, is at risk of shrinking until regulators close a loophole that allowed Hungary to sell credits that are invalid in Europe.

The European Commission couldn’t stop ministers in Budapest from unloading UN emissions offsets -- surrendered once under Europe’s cap-and-trade system -- to traders planning to resell somewhere else, according to the International Emissions Trading Association. Some of the credits ended up back in Europe, bringing spot trading of UN credits to a standstill last week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The newest casino for the ultra-rich still has a few kinks in it!

Mar 23 22:32

Fourteen US states sue to block health reform

In a sign of political battles to come, 14 US states filed lawsuits Tuesday challenging the constitutionality of health care reform just moments after President Barack Obama signed it into law.

Mar 23 22:24

Rep. Giffords' Tucson office vandalized after health care vote

While the calls into the office in the past week were “more nasty and rude” and laced with profanity than the office had ever received before, Karamargin said, they did not reach the level of threat that prompted any police involvement. Throughout all of the protests over the past several weeks as the health care proposal entered its final push, the office was often full of people — many vehemently opposed to the health care proposal — but this incident was the first involving any vandalism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It won't be the last.

Mar 23 21:37

Health Care Reform: We're Being Fooled Again

In return for these new federal rules, insurance companies are to have a guaranteed market through a mandate that will require every person to have insurance. So what looks like onerous new regulations on the insurance companies turns out to be a bargain they are happy to accept. Instead of having to innovatively and competitively attract young healthy people to buy their products, the companies will count on the government to compel them to do so. Playing the populist role, Obama & Co. bash the insurance companies, but in fact the "reform" compels everyone to do business with them.

Mar 23 18:45

The Mullahs of Iran have British blood on their hands – and must be made to pay

To all intents and purposes Britain is already at war with the Iranian dictatorship, and has been for several years. This weekend’s disturbing report in The Sunday Times merely confirms what we have known for some time – that Iran is actively training the Taliban in Afghanistan, and is directly involved in the killing of British, American and Allied forces. (See also Con Coughlin’s excellent analysis here.) Tehran’s direct intervention in Afghanistan follows in the wake of the Iranian-backed insurgency in southern Iraq, which led to the deaths of more than a hundred British troops.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, the author of this article doesn't really want a little thing like fact-based journalism get in his way.

Here is the article from Times On Line, dated 21 March, 2010.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/article7069779.ece

"Local mediators persuaded the commanders to travel to Kabul to tell their stories. They were interviewed on separate occasions on the edge of the city."

The Taliban are many things, but stupid is not one of them. Had they actually been getting tactical help from Iran, the last thing they would do would be to tell this to anyone who might bring it to a Western media source.

And by the way, who are these alleged "mediators", and do they have names?
Obviously, they are very closely related to "that Greek Anonymous", by the non-attributions as to who these people really are (if, in fact, they exist).

"Western officials troubled by growing Iranian support for the Taliban describe the accounts as credible. A military crackdown in Pakistan is thought to have encouraged Taliban leaders to look to Iran for more help."

Who are these alleged "Western officials", and why do they refuse to be identified, if they have a real concern that this is true, wouldn't they be shouting it from the rooftops?!?

"One of the commanders said: “The military is pressuring the Taliban in Pakistan. It is certainly harder to reach places that were once easy to get into. I think more of my fighters will travel to Iran for training this year.”

Again, why, if these people were actually getting military help from Iran would they state this so openly, giving Israel and the West yet another reason to look at a military attack against Iran?!?

"Karl Eikenberry, the American ambassador to Afghanistan, recently described signs of co-operation between Iran and the Taliban as disturbing.

“Iran or elements within Iran have provided training assistance and some weapons to the Taliban,” he said. "

So we have "signs of cooperation" on training and weaponry?!?!

Show me the incontrovertible truth, which neither the Telegraph, or Times On Line have managed to do!

A junior high journalism teacher would have flunked the writer of each of these articles for absolutely not supporting anything the writers are accusing Iran of doing.

But then again, articles like these are not about the truth; they are about "grooming" their English-speaking readers into yet another immoral and illegal war to neutralize yet another of Israel's existential threats in the region.

Mar 23 18:23

American as Apple Pie!

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

Mar 23 18:20

Obamacare for everyone but Obama

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (absence of) surprise on this.

Mar 23 18:16

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Mar 23 18:11

EPA To Issue Stricter Drinking Water Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency is tightening drinking water standards to impose stricter limits on four contaminants that can cause cancer.

In a speech Monday, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said the agency is developing stricter regulations for four chemical compounds: tetrachloroethylene, trichloroethylene, acrylamide and epichlorohydrin. All four compounds can cause cancer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now, what about getting rid of fluoride in American drinking water?!?

As reported at:

http://www.holisticmed.com/fluoride/

"Fluoride compounds which are put in water (fluoridation), toothpaste and supplement tablets (including some vitamins) were never tested for safety before approval."

Fluoride is not the innocuous substance it is touted to be.

People who care about their own health, and the health of those they love, should really take a look at this.

Mar 23 17:04

Proof That Vaccines Didn't Save Us

History shows us that vaccines did NOT eradicate the diseases that plagued humanity. That is a common misconception -- in actual fact, it was better sanitation and hygiene in the cities that prevented the spread of diseases. These charts, from official sources, show us that vaccines (1) were not responsible, and are not necessary, for eliminating infectious diseases, (2) are not effective, and (3) are dangerous.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And Obamacare will make certain you have an armful!

Mar 23 16:38

Where Were You When the Republic Died?

Health insurers -- once private companies -- are now organs of the federal government. Every citizen is a ward of the state, which can now compel you to have insurance, punish you if you don't; determine if your insurance is acceptable, punish you if it isn't. Thousands of new federal bureaucrats will soon spill from the D.C. Beltway and flood the country, scrutinizing our finances to verify compliance with this new law.

Mar 23 16:33

Healthcare Intervention: The Bigger Picture

It will produce here what it has produced everywhere: stagnation, overutilization, rationing, and the sacrifice of individual well-being in the name of collective justice.

Mar 23 16:31

On Health Care Day, Obama Skips Signing Executive Order on Abortion; Stupak, on Defense, Compares Order to Emancipation Proclamation

On Health Care Day, Obama Skips Signing Executive Order on Abortion; Stupak, on Defense, Compares Order to Emancipation Proclamation

President Obama signed the Senate health care bill into law Tuesday. He did not sign the executive order on abortion negotiated with Michigan Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak in an 11th-hour arrangement that may well have saved the entire health care reform effort.

A White House official told Fox, Obama will not sign the Executive Order Tuesday and has set no specific date to do so. Stupak predicted Obama would sign the order later this week. The White House said only that Obama would sign the order "soon."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Stupak got ROLLED!

Mar 23 16:00

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Take Own Lives

On March 5, deputies arriving to post an eviction notice on Lynda Clark's South Philadelphia home found she had hung herself.

"It's devastating for everyone. We're not even family members and it's just devastating to us," Captain Albert Innaurato of the Philadelphia Sheriff's Office said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yet you persist in being the bankers' errand boy?

Mar 23 15:47

Israel’s survival at stake, Clinton warns

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear Secretary Bitch.
We the taxpayers pay you to worry about the survival of this country.

Mar 23 15:45

Unions Want to Take Over Your 401(k)

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

Mar 23 15:44

GOP Responsibility for Obamacare

I wonder how many of the Republican faithful — who now wring their hands over the enactment of Obama’s “health care” measure — understand how their unprincipled and mindless defense of George W. Bush’s war-making, empire-building, and crony-capitalism was responsible for the Democrats getting swept into power in Washington?

Mar 23 15:42

The new arms race: China planning high-speed rail network to Russia, India, Europe

Something to think about as America decays and the politicians continue to plunder. --ts

Mar 23 15:13

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

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

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

Mar 23 15:01

Geithner: Taxpayers Are Likely to Face "Very Substantial" Losses From Government's Takeover of Fannie and Freddie

Tim Geithner told the House Financial Services Committee today that txpayers are likely to face "very substantial" losses from the government's takeover of home mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why are We The People allowing ourselves to be looted to bail out private companies from their mistakes?

Mar 23 14:42

CINDY SHEEHAN’S ARREST ~~ IN HER OWN WORDS

As soon as I crossed the barrier, I was slammed by a couple of cops, handcuffed and then actually run around the front of the White House while the cops tried to find a paddy wagon to stick me in—about 50 people were running with the cop and I, yelling: “Let her go, let her go.” When the officer and I finally got to the paddy wagon, I was surprised to find that only two others had followed me. One other crossed the line to bring our detained numbers up to eight.

Mar 23 14:31

Vote Them ALL Out...

Mar 23 14:15

France Abandons Plan for Carbon Tax

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