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July 17, 2009

Jul 17 20:04

Pat Buchanan

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=104226

Coming to America to feast on this cornucopia of freebies is the world. One million to 2 million immigrants, legal and illegal, arrive every year. They come with fewer skills and less education than Americans, and consume more tax dollars than they contribute by three to one.

Wise Latina women have more babies north of the border than they do in Mexico and twice as many here as American women.

As almost all immigrants are now Third World people of color, they qualify for ethnic preferences in hiring and promotions and admissions to college over the children of Americans.

Jul 17 18:17

Former CBS anchor 'Uncle Walter' Cronkite dead at 92

Walter Cronkite, the CBS anchorman known as "Uncle Walter" for his easygoing, measured delivery and "the most trusted man in America" for his rectitude and gravitas, has died, CBS reported Friday.

Jul 17 16:53

US hospital sues CSL for price fixing

A SMALL, publicly owned hospital in the US state of Missouri has launched a class action lawsuit against Australia's biggest health-care company, CSL, and its main rival, Baxter International, claiming a conspiracy to fix the prices of life-saving blood plasma products.

Lawyers for Pemiscot Memorial Hospital, which services several counties in south-east Missouri, allege CSL and Baxter had illegal agreements to restrict supply and push up prices through co-ordinating their individual output.

Jul 17 16:39

Diplomats: Iran has means to test bomb in 6 months

"We are talking here not of intent but capability," said one of two western diplomats accredited to the International Atomic Energy Agency. Like his colleague from another country, this diplomat—who has access to intelligence on Iran's nuclear program—demanded anonymity in exchange for discussions of the highly confidential issue.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the exact same story Reuter's ran and tried to blame on the German Intelligence Service, who later denied being the source. So now it's "anonymous" diplomats.



Jul 17 15:54

Top 5 reasons healthcare in America is broken

"Doctors are rewarded for prescribing drugs."

Jul 17 14:33

Police force calls time on stop and search - after using power 3,400 times but failing to make single terror arrest

A police force has suspended searches of people under controversial anti-terror laws after figures exposed the futility of the legislation.

Hampshire Police conducted 3,481 stop and searches under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act in 2007/8 – but arrested no one in connection with terror.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, how many robberies and rapes were successfully completed while the police were spending their time patting down innocent people?

Jul 17 14:29

Riot police raid birthday barbecue for 'all-night' Facebook tag

"What effectively the police did was come in and stop 15 people eating burgers," Poole said.

The event was shuttered under section 63 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, which grants police powers to remove persons attending or preparing for a "rave" (defined as playing amplified music "wholly or predominantly characterised by the emission of a succession of repetitive beats," during the night).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't these bozos have real crimes to investigate?

And as a side note, I used to do the rave scene in Los Angeles, and the definition in section 63 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994
is, to but it mildly, woefully incomplete! :)

Jul 17 13:48

Hondurans' non-violence, Obama's NAACP civil rights speech

Secretary Clinton Doesn’t Get the Power of Nonviolence in Honduras
Posted by Al Giordano - July 17, 2009
Secretary Clinton’s remarks yesterday directly contradicted those of the president. Had the Freedom Riders – mentioned by Obama - heeded Clinton’s advice, they never would have boarded their bus, as it was an action that “could lead to violence”:



Jul 17 13:37

ALEX JONES - THE CARBON TAX DECEPTION

Jul 17 12:51

Joe Biden: ‘We Have to Go Spend Money to Keep From Going Bankrupt’

Vice President Joe Biden told people attending an AARP town hall meeting that unless the Democrat-supported health care plan becomes law the nation will go bankrupt and that the only way to avoid that fate is for the government to spend more money.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This basically tells you that the tax increases being enacted for "Health care" will mostly go to payments on the National Debt. Your treatment will be USDA choice placebos and you will like it!

Jul 17 12:50

Israel Prevents Medical Mission to Gaza



Jul 17 12:37

COMMEMORATING FIVE YEARS OF APARTHEID

The World Court ruled Israel’s annexation wall in the West Bank illegal in 2004, but with no pressure coming from the international community it has not been dismantled, writes Khaled Amayreh in the occupied Palestinian territories

Jul 17 12:36

Michigan unemployment tops 15%

Jul 17 12:35

Exploring the Moon, Discovering Earth

Jul 17 12:34

Was TWA 800 Shot Down By a Military Missile?

Almost at once, eyewitnesses were being interviewed on radio and TV who reported that something strange had preceded the explosion of the 747. Witnesses, many on the ground, reported seeing a bright object "streaking" towards the 747. The object in question turned in midair as it closed on the jumbo jet. Witnesses reported horizontal travel, as well as vertical. The broad geographical range covered by the eyewitnesses eliminates foreground/background confusion. To be seen as being near the 747 from so many different directions, the bright object had to actually be in the immediate vicinity of the 747.

Other pilots in the air reported seeing a bright light near the jumbo jet before it exploded.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Today is the 13th anniversary of the tragic accident that brought down TWA 800 near Long Island; a victim of a reckless test of the US Navy's Aegis-CEC system in crowded air space.



Jul 17 12:33

Photo of Cruise Missile that shot down TWA Flight 800

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More than likely, the object in the photo was the target drone that was the subject of the AEGIS-CEC test. But the missiles fired to attack the drone received radar echoes from TWO targets, and chose the wrong one; the 747.

Jul 17 12:12

The Billings Murders

The Billings Murders
by Chuck Baldwin
July 17, 2009
I believe murder, not robbery, was the motive. Extraordinary planning and the number of personnel involved indicate to me that the Billings were executed, and that robbery was an afterthought--or was even intended to be a ruse to mislead law enforcement. The real reason behind the killings may never be known, of course.
Regardless of the "why" and "how" of the killings, one thing is painfully obvious: a violent attack took place against a man and his wife inside their own home. And while the circumstances of the Billings case may be sensational, the simple fact that a couple was murdered inside their own home has become rather commonplace throughout the United States. Nationwide, home invasions are skyrocketing.

Jul 17 11:58

1018 Pages of HealthCare "Reform" Being Fast-Tracked Through Congress

Quote of the Day: "If every member pledged to not vote for it (the health care bill) if they hadn’t read it in its entirety, I think we would have very few votes." -- Senator Steny Hoyer, House Majority Leader

Read the bill & take action here (it only takes 90 seconds & a few clicks to take action):
http://bytestyle.tv/node/82

Jul 17 11:52

Iconic Capa war photo was staged: newspaper

A Spanish Civil War photo by Robert Capa that shows a Republican soldier at the apparent moment he was fatally hit in the back by a bullet was in fact staged, a Spanish newspaper claimed on Friday.

"Capa photographed his soldier at a location where there was no fighting," wrote Barcelona-based newspaper El Periodico which carried out a study of the photograph taken in September 1936, the third month of the war.

The so-called "falling soldier" photo was not taken near Cerro Muriano in the southern Andalusia region, as has long been claimed, but about 50 kilometres (30 miles) away near the town of Espejo, the newspaper said.



Jul 17 11:29

Comparing Zionists to Nazis to be Criminalized

Parliament will be asked to consider whether the use of Nazi symbols and terms in reference to Jews, Israel and Zionism is breaking the law on incitement to racial hatred.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When Israel stops acting like the Nazis, they'll stop being compared to the Nazis.

And let us face it, it's Israel that keeps the Nazi mythology alive for their propaganda purposes. Talk about being hoist with your own petard!

Jul 17 11:28

Cure for radiation sickness found?

Just in time for the nuclear attack on Iran!

Jul 17 11:26

LRO Sees Apollo Landing Sites

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has returned its first imagery of the Apollo moon landing sites. The pictures show the Apollo missions' lunar module descent stages sitting on the moon's surface, as long shadows from a low sun angle make the modules' locations evident.

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, or LROC, was able to image five of the six Apollo sites, with the remaining Apollo 12 site expected to be photographed in the coming weeks.

Jul 17 11:24

Why Obama's Health Care Reform Bill Will Destroy U.S. Jobs and Devastate the Economy

Now, under the new Obama health care reform bill, you'll have to pay an additional eight percent of your payroll as a new tax to cover the costs of Big Government running its new sick-care system where nobody gets healthy, but everybody gets hammered with new taxes.



Jul 17 11:18

"They felt naked without a weapon"

The Salon articles found that most of the soldiers were suffering the telltale symptoms of combat stress or post-traumatic stress disorder on their return from deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Instead of receiving proper care, however, these soldiers were ridiculed, discouraged from seeking care, misdiagnosed and given handfuls of medication and not much else for their symptoms. Others self-medicated with alcohol or drugs. Salon also found that some soldiers had troubled pasts and probably should never have been in the Army in the first place.

Jul 17 11:17

Jakarta Hotel Bombs, The Military & The CIA

Who might want to cause trouble in Indonesia?

Jul 17 11:16

Israeli art students show up at interesting times

Jul 17 11:15

God prefers athiests



Jul 17 11:12

Government Creates Human Suffering

That means that requiring employers to provide health benefits to employees and potential employees will make the job situation today worse not better. It will intensify the current problem that people want to work more but are having a hard time getting employers to hire them.

Jul 17 11:12

Dinosaur teeth discovered in North Caroline

Two palm size teeth were discovered July 16th by Scott Dawson as he was doing a routine dig for American Indian pottery.

Just how old they are and to what dinosaur will be posted shortly.
They are absolutely too big to be from a shark or killer whale. Details on the discovery site are remaining hidden at this time for the sake of protecting the Indian pottery also found in the area. But the teeth were discovered on Cape Hatteras Island North Carolina.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those are Megaladon teeth and they are actually fairly common.

And even ancient Native Americans liked to collect cool stuff!

Jul 17 11:06

GAO: Use State Licensing Requirements to Reduce Federal Tax Gap

Jul 17 11:00

Newly Restored Video of Apollo 11 Moonwalk

NASA has released newly restored video of the Apollo 11 Moon landing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this feat.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The inclusion of a TV camera for the moon walk was a last second decision. The camera was thrown together out of spare parts (including a Barlow lens for an astronomical telescope from Edmund Scientific). As a result, the ground-based support for video was less than prepared to handle rebroadcasting of the images in all the world's TV standards.

The original broadcasts (including the one seen in the US) were handled by simply pointing a TV camera in the correct video standard at a long persistence phosphor monitor showing the feed from the Moon. Further complicating matters was that the decision by Armstrong to skip the sleep period and do the moon walk early, which meant that instead of using the dish at Goldstone, which had planned to handle the video feed, the moon walk images were relayed through the dish at Parkes, Australia.

Because of the last second shuffle, the first generation tapes of the moon feed were not preserved at NASA, but fortunately, Parkes had made an extra set which were found in an archive in Australia.

As a side note, the above version appears to have an incorrect aspect ratio. The original TV camera on Apollo was a standard 4x3 aspect and this looks stretched to fit an HD 16x9.



Jul 17 10:43

These people are allowed to walk among us ....

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Al Gore fan, no doubt.

Jul 17 10:43

Buy a truck get free AK 47

The owner of a Missouri dealership is giving away free AK-47s with the purchase of any truck.

Jul 17 10:38

Mysterious, Glowing Clouds Appear Across America’s Night Skies

Mysterious, glowing clouds previously seen almost exclusively in Earth’s polar regions have appeared in the skies over the United States and Europe over the past several days.

Photographers and other sky watchers in Omaha, Paris, Seattle, and other locations have run outside to capture images of what scientists call noctilucent (”night shining”) clouds. Formed by ice literally at the boundary where the earth’s atmosphere meets space 50 miles up, they shine because they are so high that they remain lit by the sun even after our star is below the horizon.

The clouds might be beautiful, but they could portend global changes caused by global warming.

Global warming? On which planet?

Jul 17 10:36

Crewe is a ghost town as four more shops close their doors

Jul 17 10:36

Bankruptcy Filings up 33 Percent over a 12-month Period: Total 12-month Total of Bankruptcy Filings 1.2 Million. In last Report, Filings up 27 Percent in one month.

Jul 17 10:31

Baxter Files Swine Flu Vaccine Patent a >>Year Ahead of Outbreak <<

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One of the callers into yesterday's radio show was talking about this incredible "coincidence" in which Baxter had the cure for the outbreak before the outbreak happened.

Jul 17 10:29

Politico and the Washington Post Have Become Virtual "Escort Services" for Moneyed Elites

More and more mainstream media are brokering cozy relationships between politicians and lobbyists.

Jul 17 10:27

35,000 UK shops to close this year?

As many as 35,000 UK shops could close this year as the recession bites hard into the British economy.

Jul 17 10:27

Facebook 'breaches Canadian law'

Popular social networking site Facebook is breaching Canadian law by holding on to users' personal information indefinitely, a report has concluded.

Jul 17 10:26

Could Israel be making these DU Weapons and what are the implications?

I believe that the international community should be asking the question of Israel. What is the current status of your nuclear capability? Do you manufacture such weapons yourself and what do they contain? Did you use DU weapons in Lebanon (2006) and have you used DU weapons on Gaza and continue to do so? Once you have ascertained the answers to these questions it's then a matter of asking, where did you obtain these weapons - were they imported from the US or are they your own?

Jul 17 10:24

Was John F. Kennedy Jr. Murdered?

Jul 17 10:22

How spaceflight sparks spinoffs

When U.S. astronauts stepped onto the moon on July 20, 1969, their voyage was about exploration, discovery and pushing the boundaries of known technology.

In the 40 years since, NASA-related technology has come down to earth. Hundreds of everyday products were developed or modified using aerospace research, from baby formula to swimsuits.

Jul 17 10:20

DNA Not The Same In Every Cell Of Body: Major Genetic Differences Between Blood And Tissue Cells Revealed

Research by a group of Montreal scientists calls into question one of the most basic assumptions of human genetics: that when it comes to DNA, every cell in the body is essentially identical to every other cell.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"So, you CAN'T grow a clone of the Penthouse Pet of the Year from that hair you stole from her hairbrush! So THERE!!!!!!!!" -- My wife

Jul 17 10:19

Roiling in the Kali-fornicatorium

As you travel around the net reading the commentary concerning this exchange you can see the Zio-press and their seal slick shills never missing the opportunity to point out that the ‘black man’s’ Chamber of Commerce got $275,000 from Exxon Mobil. This is supposed to mean that he is a bought and paid for black man. Then you’re going to hear about how liberal Boxcutter is. All that aside, Boxcutter’s comments are racist. Still, I’ll have to look up what that means in the new Zio-hate crimes laws. It’s altogether possible that ‘the black man’ could be legally liable as a result of calling Boxcutter’s comments racist.

Jul 17 10:17

Paid to do it.

In Stuttgart, Germany, a court judge must decide on a case of honorable intentions in a situation where a man hired his neighbour to get his wife pregnant.

Jul 17 10:13

City suspends payment of contracts

Running out of cash because of the state budget deadlock, the City of Philadelphia has stopped paying many of its bills until the impasse is resolved, City Finance Director Rob Dubow said this morning.

The city must temporarily withhold about $120 million in July and August to avoid running out of cash completely, Dubow said. Payments to contractors stopped Wednesday. Dubow, Budget Director Stephen Agostini and Treasurer Rebecca Rhynhart said that the city will pay its payroll, benefits, debt service and "emergency" contracts. The $4 million a month paid to foster parents, for instance, is considered an emergency, and other contracts will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Jul 17 10:13

Cap and Trade Emissions Bill is The Latest Pyramid Debt Scam

Wall Street financial banking barons, exploitative imperious arrogant elites, and opportunistic cronies by their backing of yet another illegal controlled pyramid scam law presented to the U.S. House of Representatives implicate themselves in massive world wide criminal conspiracy and fraud in the latest debt scheme Cap and Trade Carbon Emissions Bill HR 2454.

Jul 17 10:03

Nothing Informations

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Very ... interesting accent there, buddy! Where are you from? Further east??? And I don't recognize the insignia on that "costume" either!

And just HOW did you know the building was going to collapse before it did, given that no steel-framed building had ever collapsed from a fire before or since 9-11?

UPDATE: As soon as I posted this, YouTube started suffering some "technical difficulties" with this video, so if you cannot watch it there you can download it HERE

Jul 17 09:58

hillary addresses the cfr.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Count how many times she uses the word "global" in there!

Jul 17 09:56

CIA Assassin Program Was Nearing New Phase

“The finding imposed no geographical limitations on the agency’s actions, and intelligence officials have said that they were not obliged to notify Congress of each operation envisaged under the directive.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No geographical limitations = YOUR HOME.

Jul 17 09:53

How 'Nazi gnome' making Heil Hitler salute could get artist jailed

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear Germany

Get a @#$%ing life, already!

Jul 17 09:52

Paulson Threatened Great Depression, Food Riots To Get Bailout Bill Passed

During Paulson’s first appearance on Capitol Hill since he left office yesterday, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs said he told Congress privately that if they rejected the bailout bill another great depression would ensue, that there would be a breakdown in law and order as well as food riots and civil unrest, adding that he couldn’t reveal such things publicly for fear that the situation would “terrify the American people and lead to an even bigger problem”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, he threatened the US Government into passing the bill..

That is an act of terror under the USAPATRIOT act.

Jul 17 09:51

THANK YOU ALAN DERSHOWITZ

Norman Finkelstein the scholar has turned into Norman Finkelstein the activist – and a good one. They threw him out of Israel last year but he went to Gaza with CodePink and is now organizing something big. Dershowitz will regret the day he got him fired and freed up all his time and energy. Some dark clouds do have a silver lining.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I know that feeling. If I hadn't been blacklisted out of Hollywood over the Vince Foster matter What Really Happened would not exist today!

Proof that being in government doesn't mean you have any brains.

Jul 17 09:44

JEWIFYING PALESTINIANS

Experts are refuting an Israeli researcher’s claim that Palestinians are “ethnically Jewish” as a fundamentally flawed theory that contradicts both science and history, while Palestinians slammed it as part of a larger scheme to erase their identity.

“The claim that there are Jewish genes is ridiculous and unscientific,” Kamel Katalo, professor of Sociology at Al-Khalil University, told IslamOnline.net.

Jul 17 09:43

Germany opens 'Nazi' gnome case

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear Germany

The war is over. The Nazis lost. It all happened in the first half of the previous century.

And we have problems right here and right now that need to be dealt with.

Kindly join us in the 21st Century.

Jul 17 09:38

SBY says he was the real target for the Jakarta hotel bombings

Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhyono has suggested to reporters that he was the target for the Jakarta hotel bombings. At a press conference a short time ago, the President held up intelligence supplied photographs of himself which he claimed had been used as target practice by hooded men.

Jul 17 08:57

“The War on Terror is a Fraud”

We know now, that the American government has committed treason against their own people and their own constitution and so has the American Congress. Some have done it by direct participation in the deliberate massacre of about 3000 innocent people, the majority of them Americans. And others have committed treason by knowingly covering up the truth....
The cover-up still continues and therefor have all western governments lost some of their legitimacy. They can enforce compliance to their rule by means of violent oppression but they have no longer the moral or legal right to demand it.

Jul 17 08:49

Active Ingredient In Cannabis Eliminates Morphine Dependence In Rats

Injections of THC, the active principle of cannabis, eliminate dependence on opiates (morphine, heroin) in rats deprived of their mothers at birth. The findings could lead to therapeutic alternatives to existing substitution treatments.

Jul 17 08:16

On The Farm: Nick`s Wheat

With a summer like this, you can`t tell my Dad there`s global warming.

"I think Al Gore and his group should be out here and tell us about this global warming stuff. I think he might have a change of mind. We`ve had a cool July,” says Orlan Dreyer, Willow City Farmer

July mornings aren`t supposed to be 50 degrees, but once again today, we`re seeing temperatures well below normal.

Jul 17 08:00

Go To Israel: On The House(s) of Others!

Yesterday I asked all of you to sign away on an online petition:StandUpForJerusalem and I decided to go have a look at how many more signatories there were – Lo’ and behold there was a Google advert that happened to catch my eye whilst I was present on the petition’s page.
After clicking the click I was sent to the site Israel On The House wherein I took a screen-capture of the page whilst my mouth was still agape.

Jul 17 06:59

Obama's War Signals

Jul 17 06:56

Ballad of Timothy Geithner

Jul 17 06:51

Goldman Sachs In Talks To Acquire Treasury Department

Humor I think!

Jul 17 06:45

Laptop Security While Crossing Borders

Jul 17 06:39

Socialist America Sinking

Jul 17 06:31

New clues to human development in primate affairs

An international team of scholars called for a new approach to the study early humans and other primates, following a series of revelations about the capacity of our closest living relatives to make and use tools.

A growing stockpile of information about the capabilities of monkeys and apes means that way in which we study our own ancestors may have to be drastically revised, a new report says.

Jul 17 06:23

The real price of Goldman’s giganto-profits

So what’s wrong with Goldman posting $3.44 billion in second-quarter profits, what’s wrong with the company so far earmarking $11.4 billion in compensation for its employees? What’s wrong is that this is not free-market earnings but an almost pure state subsidy.

Jul 17 05:57

Iranian Cruise Missile Test

This is an older Chinese subsonic cruise missile of which the Iranians have several hundred,along with several hundred Harpoon knockoffs to go with an unknown number of Sunburns and Yakhonts(Onyx) which fly at speeds of 1,500 to over 2,000 mph.
These missiles will be launched from caves and bunkers in the mountains on the Iranian side of the Persian Gulf and will be very hard to see.

Jul 17 05:45

Specs:Yakhont(Onyx) Cruise Missile

Jul 17 05:36

FLASHBACK: China Backs Iran Against The Great Satan

Jul 17 05:28

Aircraft Carrier vs. Cruise Missile

Check the links in this article.

Jul 17 05:24

Israeli raids on Palestinian village linked to Quebec court case

"Israeli military forces have arrested nine
Palestinian youths this week, some of whom are still in prison," says Khatib from Bil'in. "These Palestinian youths have not been charged with anything. This clear detention of Palestinian children without charge is illegal under international law."

Jul 17 04:56

Gilad Atzmon: Israel will implode

Israel's oppressive Iron fist occupation will cause its own demise

Jul 17 04:13

Ex-Boeing engineer convicted of spying for China

The former employee of Rockwell International's space and defense unit, which was taken over by Boeing in 1996, was convicted of multiple counts related to his decades-long espionage.

After a three week trial, Judge Cormac Carney "found Chung guilty of conspiracy to commit economic espionage...

Jul 17 03:12

Liberty and Safety

For a professor of law at one of the country's best law schools who was once the go-to guy in the Justice Department whenever the Bush White House needed legal cover for its truly lawless ventures outside the Constitution, John Yoo has revealed a breathtaking ignorance of American values, history, and jurisprudence.

In his startling mea culpa, published in the Wall Street Journal yesterday, Professor Yoo confessed to advising President Bush that he possessed powers from some source other than the Constitution, that in the name of public safety he could cut down all laws written for the express purpose of restraining the President, and that Americans would expect no less than this so long as they were actually kept safe as a result of it.

Jul 17 02:02

Health Care Bill Will Fund State Vaccine Teams to Conduct ‘Interventions’ in Private Homes

There is a knock at the front door. Peeking through the window, a mother sees a man and a woman, both in uniform. They are agents of health-care reform.

“Excuse me, ma’am,” says the man. “Our records show that your eleven-year-old daughter has not been immunized for genital warts.”

“And your four-year-old still needs the chicken-pox vaccine,” says the woman.

“He will not be allowed to start kindergarten unless he gets that shot, you know,” says the man—smiling from ear to ear.

“So, can we please come in?” asks the woman. “We have the vaccines right here,” she says, lifting up a black medical bag. “We can give your kids the shots right now.”

“We are from the government,” says the man, “and we’re here to help.”

Jul 17 01:03

Mystery surrounds crash of 'fit to fly' Iran plane

Meanwhile, Russian experts have decided to visit Iran to help with the investigations.

Jul 17 00:50

13 doctors demand inquest into Dr David Kelly's death

The case of Dr. Kelly may well be the most intriguing and high profile of all. His death reported as a suicide is surely as strange a yarn as the media has ever reported.

Jul 17 00:32

Senate Passes Hate Bill - Yet Democrats Compromise

Sen. Patrick Leahy's hate crimes bill, amending the National Defense Authorization Act, effectively passed the Senate tonight at about eleven o'clock p.m. EDT. A call for cloture, or termination of debate after thirty hours, was passed 63 to 28. Clearly, the Senate majority had spoken. Once cloture is invoked there is usually little more that can be done to resist.

There was no floor debate. A complete end run had been done around adequate Senate hearings, a Mark-up session and Rules Committee debate. Total Senate debate of the hate bill amounted to little more than a brief "kangaroo" hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee several weeks ago. Witnesses, which included Attorney General Eric Holder were stacked 4 to 2 against conservatives.

July 16, 2009

Jul 16 23:28

Vilified, Courageous Cynthia McKinney inside Gaza

Spokesman: Cynthia McKinney Enters Gaza
Updated 7/16/2009 7:42:46 AM
Posted By: Ben Mayer
http://www.sfbayview.com/2009/the-vilification-of-cynthia-mckinney/
July 14, 2009
The vilification of Cynthia McKinney
by Time for change
Our country desperately needs politicians like Cynthia McKinney – those who speak truth to power. Her words and actions mark her out as a prime target for those whose main interest is in maintaining the status quo.

Jul 16 23:00

The Conspiracy Business and All That Jazz

The Conspiracy Business and All That Jazz
July 15, 2009 in New World Order, ZOG |
The one real danger to all these plans has long been evident and targeted. And that’s White solidarity. I’m not talking about just white skin, now. But the non-Jewish White Goyim, who sometimes get the inconvenient notion that Jews are bad for them and must be put a stop to.

Jul 16 22:57

Dancing On Graves & Hebraizing Palestine

Israel’s Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz has recently ordered immediate roadside signs across Israel’s highways to be changed so that all the names appearing on them in English and Arabic would be a direct transliteration of Hebrew.

Minister Yisrael Katz has stated:
“I will not allow that on our signs. This government, and certainly this minister, will not allow anyone to turn Jewish Jerusalem to Palestinian al-Quds,“.

He stated publicly that “the name al-Quds would be changed into Yerushalayim, Nasera to Nazareth and Akka to Akko.”

Jul 16 21:53

Death of a Myth: Israel's Support of a Two-State Solution

Israel’s actions from the beginning have directly contradicted the image it projects to the West. The founding of a country that was to be “a light among nations” required the forcible expulsion of most of its original inhabitants. The “Middle East’s only democracy” became the brutal oppressor of three million Palestinians. The nationhood that was to endow the Jewish people with “normality” gave them instead a garrison state in which military strength is the dominant value.

Jul 16 21:21

Despite all the 'pressure,' Obama seems to be licensing illegal colonization

Mondoweiss - Ali Abunimah, an old friend of Barack Obama's and a leading member of the Arab-American community who has not yet been invited to the White House, reflects on the visit of 16 Jewish machers to the president's table on Monday and concludes that Obama's "pressure" on Israel has so far been toothless and without real effect.

Obama has consistently stressed his belief in the "unbreakable" US-Israeli relationship. Considering his actions and words so far, there is little reason to doubt him. But unless he is prepared to go much further than anyone has publicly contemplated in pressuring Israel, his peace initiative has negligible chances of success.

Jul 16 21:18

China has kick-started a major plan to internationalise the renminbi

Despite the propaganda that we hear from the MSM, the US Treasury ("strong dollar policy"), the Federal Reserve, and Wall Street pundits, this is another clue that the U.S. dollar is in deep trouble. Nobody is going to blow a horn to warn us that dollar is about to collapse.

Jul 16 21:15

Chavez: 'Obama is biting off more than he can chew'

On Obama: He "is not going to trick us with an ambiguous discourse or with a smile," and he wants to be seen "as a peaceful dove, as an innocent lamb."

On the "imperial" U.S. forces that Chavez thinks killed JFK: "I hope they do not kill Obama, because Obama is biting off more than he can chew."

On his Bolivarian revolution: "The process of change in Latin America is not going to stop, President Obama. You can send the Fourth and the Sixth Fleet, or the world's largest bombers, but changes will not end."

On the responsible parties for the Honduras overthrow: "The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the US Department of State and the Pentagon."

Jul 16 20:26

Israel’s Biggest Theft of all Time

Just like the American government spreads war around the world with the tax money they coerce out of me, Israel spreads war, death, poverty, inhumanity, and famine within throwing distance of it’s own inhabitants.

Jul 16 18:52

Dorothy Kilgallen: Mysterious Death

Dorothy Kilgallen, famed columnist of the Journal-American, died on November 8, 1965, at the young age of 52.

She was obsessed with JFK's murder, and had her doubts.

It's not amazing that many oldsters are on the web(and, who would most likely be the audience for this show), and expressing their feelings as the young do. This older audience is just as sharp and pissed off at events that have happened. In fact, the older ones have seen more and realize that all this BS is not something new. Take time to listen to the old & wise. I refer here as the "comments section" (daveplomin). Older people are followers of current events more than we think. Talk to them and learn.

Jul 16 18:15

Virginia to Close Half of Rest Stops

The state will close nearly half of its interstate rest areas July 21 as officials struggle with a $2.6 billion shortfall in the transportation budget.

Jul 16 17:58

Eustace Mullins - Murder by Injection

Eustace Mullins: American political writer, author, biographer

Eustace Mullins - Murder by Injection, 1988
The story of the medical conspiracy in America

Connected to this story:
How Jews snatch Palestine? (11/11/2008)
Full text: The one world order [E]eustace Mullins
http://tazeen-howjewssnatchedpalestine.blogspot.com/2008/11/full-text-...

Jul 16 16:31

LOL! Barbara Box[er] has more she can handle

I'm no fan of some "Black" Chamber of Commerce (in fact, I've come to despise all "Chambers of Commerce" lately but that is beside the point) but this guy is right in more ways than one.

Jul 16 15:46

Bill Moyers: Israeli Commandos on U.S. Soil during Katrina

Go to time=32:38 on the link below from Bill Moyers Journal "Examining Blackwater" with Jeremy Scahill.

Jul 16 14:14

"Shut up or I will f*** you"

If you say anything to internationals or the police, I will kill you'

Jul 16 13:51

Censorship in the Internet age

Australia’s government nannies have officially banned 1,370 web sites. They’ve drawn up a blacklist, just like the medieval index of banned books. Right now it’s a voluntary pilot project to which Internet service providers can submit. But if the trial run is deemed a success and made law, anyone who links to a blacklisted site can be fined $11,000 a day. That means it will be a crime not just to provide the contents of a web site, but to merely reproduce its address.

That’s not just like banning books. It’s like banning books, and banning saying the banned book’s title. It’s a lot of banning.

Jul 16 13:10

545 People

By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does.

Jul 16 12:57

Is Vigilante Justice Justifiable?

WILL VIOLENT CRIME SPARK VIGILANTE JUSTICE?
James H. Lilley
By definition, a vigilante is a protector, defender or guardian and, as such, may belong to a vigilance committee. But, when you define vigilance committee according to Webster, you have “a group organized outside of legal authority to keep order and punish crime, because the usual law enforcement agencies do not exist, or are alleged to be inefficient.”

Jul 16 12:45

MORE STORE CLOSINGS

Jul 16 12:44

America’s ‘disappeared’: The homeless of the big cities

Although the best-case scenario is that these unfortunate people have, in fact, been relocated to other areas, the spokesman ended the interview on a chilling note. He said with federal camps and a high demand for any usable body parts by the lucrative transplant industry, he feared the worst may have befallen some of DC’s “invisible residents.”

Jul 16 12:41

Judge Denies Bid By Airlines To Question FBI In 9/11 Case

Jul 16 12:38

TRY OUT THE APOLLO FLIGHT COMPUTER!

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Okay, it doesn't support the full set of commands and programs, but there is enough here to let you get the idea of what the state of the art in spaceflight computers was 40 years ago.

Jul 16 12:36

Weaving the way to the Moon

As Apollo 11 sped silently on its way to landing the first men on the Moon, its safe arrival depended on the work of a long-haired maths student fresh out of college and a computer knitted together by a team of "little old ladies".

Jul 16 11:38

Astronauts check for damage on shuttle

Jul 16 10:46

As profit plummets, Harley to cut 1,000 more jobs

Nearly half of the 1,000 job cuts announced by Harley-Davidson Inc. on Thursday will come from Wisconsin, the company says.

Of the 1,000 jobs to be eliminated, about 480 will come from Wisconsin, including the elimination of 300 hourly production positions.

Jul 16 10:45

Foreign demand for US financial assets down in May

Foreign demand for long-term U.S. financial assets dropped by the largest amount in four months in May, as Japan and Russia trimmed their holdings of Treasury securities.

Jul 16 10:44

Bernie Madoff Was Only a Petty Crook Compared with Uncle Sam

President Barack Obama and the sitting members of Congress have not been charged, much less convicted and sentenced, for crimes that make Bernie Madoff’s look like child’s play. Note well: I am referring here not to the assorted murders, assaults, and batteries for which these men and women are manifestly guilty – I say guilty because they not only admit these crimes, but proudly take public credit for them – but to certain of their strictly financial crimes.

Jul 16 10:43

GALLOWAY SPEAKS LIVE FROM GAZA

Jul 16 10:43

Independent UN probe into Bhutto killing starts work in Pakistan

The independent commission charged with examining the facts and circumstances behind the December 2007 assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto arrived today in Islamabad as it began its first working visit to the country.

Jul 16 10:42

Fearful Thinking

As Griffin describes it, fearful thinking is when “you won’t believe what you actually fear to be the truth”. Ironically, the more common expression for this phenomenon is to be in a state of ‘denial’.

Jul 16 10:41

CIA death squads 'copied Mossad'

Former US officials claim CIA was to hire assassination teams modeled after the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad's targeted killing specialist squads.

Jul 16 10:40

Health Care Bill Will Fund State Vaccine Teams to Conduct ‘Interventions’ in Private Homes

“We are from the government,” says the man, “and we’re here to help.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear government

Leave me the @#$% alone.

Jul 16 10:35

usnews Nine Reasons the Economy is Not Getting Better

We are now looking at unemployment numbers that undermine any confidence that we might be nearing the bottom of the recession. The appropriate metaphor is not the green shoots of new growth. A better image is to look at the true total of jobless people as a prudent navigator looks at an iceberg.

Jul 16 10:35

What is "High-Frequency Trading", and How Does It Distort the Markets?

Saluzzi explains that 70% of the volume in the stock markets are from computer program trading.

The program traders make money from making trades, regardless of whether stocks go up or down.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You know, like bookies!

Jul 16 09:28

Microsoft Versus Chavez

Yesterday, Microsoft MSN (Spain) featured a montage photo of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and the ex president of Cuba, Fidel Castro, wearing king's crowns, accompanied by the colourful title, "When power corrupts: Striving to be kings." The Venezuelan government and a grassroots technology movement here are both promoting the use and creation of open source (free) software, so it's no surprise that software tyrant, Microsoft, is lambasting Chavez.

Jul 16 09:14

World may back Iran op as part of deal

A deal taking shape between Israel and Western leaders will facilitate international support for an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities in exchange for concessions in peace negotiations with the Palestinians and Arab neighbors, The Times reported Thursday.

According to one British official quoted by the paper, such an understanding could allow an Israeli attack "within the year."

The report in the UK paper quoted unnamed diplomats as saying Israel was prepared to offer concessions on the formation of a Palestinian state as well as on its settlement policy and "issues" with Arab neighbors, in exchange for international backing for an Israeli operation in Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The JP apparently also loves to quote "That Greek Anonymous" when it comes to these kinds of breathless pronouncements, softening up the English-speaking world for an impending Israeli strike on Iran.

And by the way, if there is international support for such a strike... just what are Russia and China saying about it?!?!

Absolutely nothing?!?

Thought so. Iran is Russia's 7th largest trading partner.

Some adults in the room in Tel Aviv and Washington had better recognize that fact before they do something spectacularly idiotic.

Jul 16 09:04

Health Care Bill Will Fund State Vaccine Teams to Conduct ‘Interventions’ in Private Homes

The committee’s official summary of the bill says: “Authorizes a demonstration program to improve immunization coverage. Under this program, CDC will provide grants to states to improve immunization coverage of children, adolescents, and adults through the use of evidence-based interventions. States may use funds to implement interventions that are recommended by the Community Preventive Services Task Force, such as reminders or recalls for patients or providers, or home visits.”

Home visits? What exactly is the state going to do when it sends people to “implement interventions” in private homes designed “to improve immunization coverage of children”?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My question is, what happens when the person being approached by these "health professionals" says "no, you cannot come in."?

Are they going to be penalized in some draconian way, such as - perhaps - losing custody of the children who are not vaccinated that day?!?

Jul 16 08:46

You know that "face on mars" ?

Jul 16 08:45

WHO MURDERED ARAFAT?

In an impromptu news conference in the Jordanian capital, Amman , on 12 July, Fatah Secretary-General Farouk Kaddumi revealed that Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas and former Gaza strong man Muhammed Dahlan conspired to murder Yasser Arafat in connivance with Israel and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Jul 16 08:44

HAS THE NAACP LOST ITS COLLECTIVE MIND ALONG WITH ITS PRINCIPLES?

Over 1000 people, including Howard Zinn, Cindy Sheehan, and Michael Parenti, petitioned the NAACP asking them not to give military recruiters access to their young people. The NAACP rejected their plea.

Jul 16 08:43

OBAMA’S CREDIBILITY AT STAKE

In his much-celebrated speech to the Muslim World in Cairo on June 4, President Obama vowed to mend relations with the Muslim world.

Among other things, he stated the following: “The United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements. This construction violates previous agreements and undermines efforts to achieve peace. It is time for these settlements to stop.”

He also pointed out that “Israel must also live up to its obligations to ensure that Palestinians can live, work, and develop their society. And, just as it devastates Palestinian families, the continuing humanitarian crisis in Gaza does not serve Israel’s security; neither does the continuing lack of opportunity in the West Bank.”

Jul 16 08:41

Assassination Teams and Mysterious Deaths

It is disturbing to me that my tax dollars are used for what can only be described as murder. No trial, no jury, no nothing - just kill them. What qualifications does a person need to be murdered by my government? I can only guess but here are a few mysterious deaths for you to think about:

Jul 16 08:31

Israel warships move within cruise-missile range of Iran

Tel Aviv takes a step closer to war with Tehran as two Israeli warships sail through the Suez Canal within cruise-missile range of Iran.

Earlier this week, two Israel Navy gunboats, the Hanit and the Eliat, passed through the Suez Canal and across the Red Sea.

In a Thursday interview with the Times, a senior Israeli defense official said the move should be seen as serious preparations for a long-expected attack on Iranian nuclear sites.

"This is preparation that should be taken seriously. Israel is investing time in preparing itself for the complexity of an attack on Iran," said the Israeli defense official, who was speaking on condition of anonymity.

"These maneuvers are a message to Iran that Israel will follow up on its threats," he added.

Jul 16 08:19

Suppressed report raises questions about drug policy

In 1991, an editorial in the British Journal of Addiction condemned the inordinate amount of resources devoted to drug law enforcement, and compared the war on drugs to the witch hunts of the past.

It's an apt comparison, since drug warriors around the world are influenced more by myths, stereotypes and propaganda than by solid evidence. And when confronted by evidence that conflicts with the myths, stereotypes and propaganda of the drug war, the warriors seek to bury it rather than address it head on.

The 1995 Cocaine Project, a joint effort of the World Health Organization and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, is a case in point.

Jul 16 08:18

Police chief denounces 'cowardly' iPhone users monitoring speed traps

Area drivers looking to outwit police speed traps and traffic cameras are using an iPhone application and other global positioning system devices that pinpoint the location of the cameras.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is far more about revenue than it is about safety; the citizens living in these areas know that.

Jul 16 08:18

CIT Group Closer to Bankruptcy as U.S. Denies Aid

CIT Group, an important lender to smaller companies, said last night that it had failed to persuade the federal government to provide further financial assistance to help it avert a likely bankruptcy filing that could hurt thousands of clients ranging from small clothing manufacturers to retailers such as Dunkin' Donuts and Dell.

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Apparently the government only gives tax dollars to those corporations officials are personally invested in.

Jul 16 08:14

Foreclosures at record high in first half 2009 despite aid

U.S. home foreclosure activity galloped to a record in the first half of the year, overwhelming broad efforts to remedy failing loans while job losses escalated.

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"WE'RE NUMBER ONE! WE'RE NUMBER ONE!! WE'RE ... never mind." -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 16 08:13

BofA Operating Under Secret Regulatory Sanction: Report

Bank of America Corp is operating under a secret U.S. regulatory sanction that requires it to overhaul its board and address perceived problems with risk and liquidity management, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation.

Rarely disclosed publicly, the so-called memorandum of understanding (MOU) gives banks a chance to work out their problems without the glare of outside attention, the paper said.

Jul 16 08:12

J.K. Rowling Must Register as a Potential Pedophile

In a stunningly misguided program implemented by the British government, all children's book authors who visit schools must register with a national database intended to protect children from pedophiles, and they must pay a fee to do so. Beginning October 12, 2009, the Vetting and Barring Scheme (VBS) will require that all adults who work with children, including authors such as J.K. Rowling and Philip Pullman if they make special visits to schools, will be required to register with the database for a fee of £64 ($105).

Jul 16 08:10

Jesse Ventura: They Spent 100 Million Dollars Investigating Clinton But Only 4 Million On 9/11!

Jul 16 08:09

Reinvestigate 911 Breaks into Parliament

In a breakthrough for campaigners, a meeting has been held in the new Parliamentary extension Portcullis House at which speakers challenged the official story of the 9/11 attacks. This was the first time since the attacks nearly eight years ago that MPs and Peers heard - on their own premises - the widespread view outside it: that 9/11 might have been an inside job.

Jul 16 08:08

London mayor says $460K fee 'chicken feed'

Outspoken London Mayor Boris Johnson came under trade union fire yesterday for describing as "chicken feed" the $460,000 second salary he earns for writing a weekly newspaper column for the Daily Telegraph.

Jul 16 08:08

London Times Censors Mass Opposition to Mandatory Swine Flu Vaccine

The London Times newspaper has apparently censored scores of comments on its own website that expressed vehement opposition to plans by the UK government to implement a mandatory vaccination program for swine flu.

As of today however, the original London Times article that featured the comments (Swine flu vaccine rushed through safety checks) has been completely wiped clean, and the scores of comments expressing refusal to comply with any potential mandatory vaccination program have been sent down the memory hole.

A reader e mailed us to notify us that the comments had all been deleted.

Jul 16 08:08

Chavez to Join Next Blockade-Busting Trip to Gaza, Says British Activist

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, one of Israel’s fiercest international critics, will join a future convoy of leftists on a solidarity visit to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, according to the left-wing British lawmaker and convoy leader George Galloway.

Galloway on Wednesday arrived in Gaza from Egypt, where he joined a group of American activists, including former Georgia Rep. Cynthia McKinney and New York City Democratic Councilman Charles Barron, who had been trying for several days to get Egyptian permission to cross the border.

Jul 16 08:06

Did MI5 kill Dr David Kelly?

Just another crazy conspiracy theory? But, amid claims he wrote tell-all book that vanished after his death, it's one that refuses to go away

Jul 16 08:04

Launching of Shuttle Is Marred by Falling Debris

As the space shuttle Endeavour lifted off into orbit Wednesday evening, several pieces of debris fell off the external fuel tank, and at least one hit the orbiter.

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The problem is that the foam coating has large bubbles in it. Not a problem on the ground, but as the shuttle races up out of the atmosphere and into the vacuum of space the air trapped in those bubbles in the foam is still at sea-level pressure and can force chunks of the foam to break away.

The solution would have been a simple robot that spirals around the outside of the external tank after the foam is applied and uses ultrasound to find any large voids in the foam, then drills a vent hole into that void. As the Shuttle climbs into space, the air inside the bubbles vents outside harmlessly.

But, budget cuts, budget cuts, budget cuts.

The US Government should carve "Died for lack of funding" on the graves of the crews from Challenger and Columbia.

Jul 16 08:04

Jewish settlers burn Palestinian crops

The sources noted that the settlers have escalated their assaults on Palestinian farms this summer in the hope of annexing those lands after their owners desert them.

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Please remember, American taxpayer: every dime of your tax dollar going to Israel supports just this kind of behavior on the part of the settlers, attempting to throw Palestinians off their lands and out of their homes.

Jul 16 08:01

The Democrats' Selective Amnesia on Assassination: Clinton Did It and Obama Does It Too

Partisan politics often require selective amnesia. Over the past decade, we have seen this amnesia take hold when it comes to many of President Bush?s most vile policies. And we are now seeing a pretty severe case overtake several leading Democrats. It makes for good speechifying to act as though all criminality began with Bush and?particularly these days?Cheney, but that is extreme intellectual dishonesty. The fact is that many of Bush?s worst policies (now being highlighted by leading Democrats) were based in some form or another in a Clinton-initiated policy or were supported by the Democrats in Congress with their votes.

Jul 16 08:00

Making Their Bones: The American Elite's Bi-Partisan Murder Racket

As we noted, official Washington is in a minor flutter at the moment over reports that Dick Cheney ordered and then concealed the existence of a planned program of targeted assassinations -- a program which was supposedly never implemented and was then supposedly cancelled by Obama CIA chief Leon Panetta. We merely pointed out the well-known fact -- supported by copious reportage in mainstream journals in the past eight years, not to mention proud public admissions by top government officials, including the president -- that the CIA (and other agents of the United States government) had indeed been murdering people in "extrajudicial assassinations" throughout the Bush Administration.

Jul 16 08:00

G-G Sets Iran Deadline

If the attack comes look for it during the new moon,September 18th or October 18th.

Jul 16 07:57

Police chief denounces 'cowardly' iPhone users monitoring speed traps

The greater D.C. area has 290 red-light and speed cameras -- comprising nearly 10 percent of all traffic cameras in the U.S., according to estimates by a camera-tracking database called the POI Factory

Jul 16 07:53

Natalia Estemirova Killing The Latest In Attacks On Russian Activists

A report was released on the same day as Estemirova's killing, which calls for Russian officials, including Prime Minister Putin, to be held accountable for crimes while they have been in office.

Estemirova's death is the latest in an increasing list of reporters, lawyers and activits who have been killed in Russia, according to Amnesty International.

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Who benefits from such a high-profile assassination? Who WANTS to make the Russian leadership look bad right now? (Hint: Who is still pissed off about Putin's removal of the oligarchs who were bleeding the new Russian Republic dry?)

Jul 16 07:48

57 Percent Tax Looms for Biggest Earners in NYC

New York's top income bracket could reach as high as 57 percent -- rates not seen in three decades -- to pay for the massive health coverage proposed by House Democrats this week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, what WE THE PEOPLE wanted was to pay for health care by NOT paying any more for wars or to send weapons to Israel or bail out Wall Street idiots with more greed than brains.

Making us pay for wars and Israel and Wall Street, then charging us extra for health care is pretty much what we have right now only with more government-mandated paperwork.

That's a step backwards.

Jul 16 07:46

‘CIA suspect in Bhutto’s assassination’

Slain Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto could have been targeted by the CIA as part of its recently-exposed alleged assassination program, reports say.

Jul 16 07:45

US smoker chokes on cost of habit

A man in the United States popped out to his local petrol station to buy a pack of cigarettes - only to find his card charged $23,148,855,308,184,500.

That is $23 quadrillion (£14 quadrillion) - many times the US national debt.

"I thought somebody had bought Europe with my credit card," said Josh Muszynski, from New Hampshire.

He says his appeals to his bank first met with little understanding, though it eventually corrected the error.

It also waived the usual $15 overdraft fee.

Jul 16 07:44

Israeli navy in Suez Canal prepares for potential attack on Iran

Two Israeli missile class warships have sailed through the Suez Canal ten days after a submarine capable of launching a nuclear missile strike, in preparation for a possible attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

The deployment into the Red Sea, confirmed by Israeli officials, was a clear signal that Israel was able to put its strike force within range of Iran at short notice. It came before long-range exercises by the Israeli air force in America later this month and the test of a missile defence shield at a US missile range in the Pacific Ocean.

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