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September 15, 2009

Sep 15 08:27

Turki al-Faisal – Land First, Then Peace

Today, supporters of Israel cite the outdated 1988 Hamas charter, which called for the destruction of Israel, as evidence of Palestine's attitude toward a two-state solution, without considering the illegalities of Israel's own occupation. Israel has never presented any comprehensive formulation of a peace plan. Saudi Arabia, to the contrary, has done so twice: the Fahd peace plan of 1982 and the Abdullah peace initiative of 2002. Both were endorsed by the Arab world, and both were ignored by Israel.

Sep 15 08:22

Teaching Students About 9/11

Teachers say that today's middle and high school students might be too young to have strong memories of the attacks, so the program can help them develop insight into what actually happened.

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"The Arabs did it. You should all hate them. Forever!"

(Ahem)

The US Government must really be scared of the 9-11 truthers. At a time when educational resources are already scarce, and American test scores are lagging far behind those of other developed nations, students are being force-fed the official story of 9-11 in classes that SHOULD be teaching them skills with which to find jobs and build a better tomorrow.

When education becomes indoctrination, that is a sign of dictatorship.

Sep 15 08:21

Join the Appeal for Truth about 9/11

September 11, 2009
Peter Dale Scott, with Michael Berger and Janice Matthews

In the last few days Glenn Beck and the Washington Times have forced Van Jones to resign as environmentalist "green jobs" adviser to the White House. His principal offense: having signed a 2004 Statement from 911truth.org calling for a new investigation of the events of 9/11.

This is a moment of truth for all who want America to be an open society. As the Los Angeles Times reported on September 8, "Other conservatives, smelling blood in the water, are sharpening their knives." Why should they not? The White House has just capitulated to a dishonest attack claiming that Jones, because he signed the 911truth Statement, "thinks the Bush administration blew up the World Trade Centers and covered it up." You can check Beck's capacity for accuracy by comparing this claim to the relevant call in the Statement itself: "for immediate public attention to unanswered questions that suggest that people within the current administration may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war."

Sep 15 08:15

Israeli soldiers fire on Al Jazeera correspondent



Sep 15 08:14

World celebrities sing to stop global warming

British rock group Duran Duran and heavy metal band Scorpions are among 55 world celebrities who have joined in recording a song to draw attention to the global warming crisis, organisers said on Monday.

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Wanna stop global warming? KEEP YER MOUTH SHUT AND STOP EXHALING CARBON DIOXIDE!

Using rock stars to promote global warming isn't science, it is salesmanship.

Global warming is the myth being used to justify the formation of global government. That is why so much effort is being put into cramming it down our throats even though the Earth is actually cooling.

Sep 15 08:11

JANE FONDA COERCED BY ZIONISTS TO OPT OUT OF FILM BOYCOTT

In a post on the Huffington Post blog yesterday, Fonda said she had signed the letter, which has been fiercely criticised by Hollywood luminaries such as Jerry Seinfeld, Natalie Portman and Sacha Baron Cohen, “without reading it carefully enough, without asking myself if some of the wording wouldn’t exacerbate the situation rather than bring about constructive dialogue”.

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Oh Jane, you used to be a woman of principles.

Sep 15 08:10

LEONARD PELTIER IS NOT ALONE ….. AMNESTY FOR ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!

On September 12th, Leonard Peltier’s 65th birthday, people gathered in the Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall in N.Y.C. for an evening of remembrance. It was a time to think about political prisoners. This country claims that there are none but, unfortunately, that is not the case. There are about 220 political prisoners in U.S. prisons representing many issues from civil rights to environmentalism. The MCs for the evening were Paulette D’Auteuil from the Jericho Movement and Benjamin Ramos from the Pro Libertad Freedom Campaign. After a blessing was given by Tiokasin Ghosthorse in the Lakota language 3 dynamic women, the Mahina Movement, sang songs in English and Spanish that they composed.

Sep 15 08:10

PHOTO ESSAY ~~ A FEW MOMENTS OF HAPPINESS IN GAZA

Despite it all, the war, the sanctions, the closures, children sometimes remember that life is meant to be enjoyed…. EVEN IN GAZA.

Holy Days are the best time to demonstrate this as can be seen in the following photos taken by Ayman Quader.



Sep 15 08:08

THE ELDERS’ NEXT MOVE

Each of the Elders is a powerful moral authority and includes figures like former President Jimmy Carter, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former President Mary Robinson of Ireland.

One after another, they reiterated that our destiny as Palestinians and Israelis is to live together in mutual respect, as equals.

Sep 15 08:08

DYING TO PRAY

A Palestinian woman died and dozens more were injured as they attempted to reach Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Incompetent and inhumane policing turned the Qalandia checkpoint into a scene of chaos as worshippers gathered for prayer on the third Friday of Ramadan.

A crowd of several thousand had gathered from 2am, hoping to be among the lucky few admitted to the third holiest Muslim shrine in the world. Israeli rules dictated that entrance would be limited to men over 50 and women over 45, but even these worshippers were restrained behind barbed wire fences as numbers swelled in the searing heat.

Sep 15 08:06

Obama advisor champions rationed health care

Opponents of Obama’s health care initiatives have attacked Emanuel for writings in which he advocates rationing care, particularly for the elderly, infants and those with mental or physical disabilities. He argues that this is necessary to ensure access to finite health care resources to what he deems to be more “participating” and productive segments of society.

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"Now listen to me, all of you. You are all condemned men. We keep you alive to serve this ship. So row well, and live." -- Quintus Arrius, "Ben Hur"

Sep 15 08:01

Quantcast FBI issues warning for police depts to look out for explosive materials after NYC raids

The searches early Monday came after the man, who was under surveillance for possible links to the terrorism network, visited New York City over the weekend and then left the area, said Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.

Investigators issued warrants to search the residences for explosives material but did not find any, according to a person briefed on the matter who was not authorized to discuss the case and requested anonymity.

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In other words, this was another false alarm and they are trying to spin it as some kind of success in the war on terror.



Sep 15 07:55

Sheen Blasts Cowardly Media Response To ‘20 Minutes’ Letter

Charlie Sheen has blasted the cowardly corporate media response to his “20 Minutes With The President” letter, slamming the press as “hopeless lap-dogs” for failing to address a single one of his 20 bullet points on 9/11 while ignoring completely his challenge to publicly debate 9/11 truth debunkers.

Sep 15 07:50

WashPost Ignores Own Poll Finding: 54 Percent Say the More They Learn About ObamaCare, the Less They Like It

Sep 15 07:49

The Photos OpEdNews Journalist Cheryl Biren Took Before Being Arrested by Philly Police

Army Experience Center September 2009

Sep 15 07:42

Brazilian Parliament recommends freezing out Israelis from third largest export market

“This decision is an enormous blow for Israel’s economy and foreign relations”, says Jamal Juma’ of the Stop the Wall Campaign.

The Brazilian Parliamentary Commission on Foreign Relations and National Defense has recommended that the parliament should not ratify the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Mercosur and the State of Israel until “Israel accepts the creation of the Palestinian state on the 1967 borders”.

This decision is an explicit act of pressure on the Israeli government to comply with international law, and a rejection of years of incessant Israeli lobbying, pressuring for a vote to ratify the agreement.



Sep 15 07:36

Most US doctors back public health option: poll

Most US doctors approve of a "public option" to supplement private health care insurance in the United States, as proposed by President Barack Obama, a poll showed Monday.

A total of 62.9 percent of physicians who participated in the survey by the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) said they favored a public option, or government insurance plan, against 27.3 percent backing a private system alone.

Sep 15 07:31

Lobbyist Exposes Obama's True Views on Second Amendment

The Obama I know is a stony-faced liar who has honed his skill at getting what he wants — so long as people are willing to give it to him.

Sep 15 07:18

Rising Calls for President Obama To Apologize For Lie To The Nation

The national non-partisan immigration enforcement organization known as ALIPAC is calling on President Barack Obama to publicly apologize to the Congress, media, and the entire nation for lying about illegal immigrants having access to health care reform benefits.

"Considering the large volume of evidence suggesting President Obama lied in his speech before Congress, he should follow Congressman Joe Wilson's example and apologize immediately," said William Gheen of ALIPAC. "Many people feel Joe Wilson was rude, but that is pale by comparison to the President of the United States of America intentionally lying to Congress, the media, and every American."

Sep 15 06:39

US govt websites kept alive at Cyber Cemetery

It was a historian's nightmare. During the change from the Clinton to the Bush administration, Web sites affiliated with the Clinton White House went dark, and an unknown number of online documents and files were forever lost.

Such Internet deaths inspired the Cyber Cemetery at the University of North Texas, which preserves government Web sites in their final form. The Cyber Cemetery archives sites when commissions or panels expire, allowing the online work of defunct government bodies to live on and remain accessible to the public.

Sep 15 06:25

State tells city to seize aide's computers

Secretary of State William F. Galvin ordered the city of Boston to immediately seize City Hall computers and software used by the top policy aide to Mayor Thomas M. Menino and to hire an independent computer forensics specialist to try to retrieve e-mails the aide deleted



Sep 15 05:49

Staff in carbon footprint trial face £100 fines for high emissions

People who emit more than their fair share of carbon emissions are having their pay docked in a trial that could lead to rationing being reintroduced via the workplace after an absence of half a century.

Pathetic.

Sep 15 05:43

US troops 'stormed through Afghan hospital'

A Swedish charity accused American troops today of storming through a hospital in central Afghanistan, breaking down doors and tying up staff in a search for militants. The US military said it was investigating.

Sep 15 05:37

Where's Osama bin Laden?

Sep 15 05:34

‘Death by a Thousand Cuts’

Roubini Sees US Economy Facing ‘Death by a Thousand Cuts’

According to (*Nouriel) Roubini more than 1,000 financial institutions could fail before all is said and done.



Sep 15 05:33

Freed Iraqi shoe thrower tells of torture in jail

The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at George Bush has marked his release from jail by angrily defending his action and claiming he was tortured after his arrest.

Muntazer al-Zaidi's supporters and family gave him a rapturous welcome, sacrificing six sheep to mark his release and hanging laurels of flowers around his neck.

Wearing an Iraqi flag, Zaidi gave a detailed account of being tortured after his arrest, and vowed to reveal the names of senior officials in the Iraqi government and army who he said had been involved in his mistreatment.

Sep 15 05:22

Obama, the Light Touch?

“Edmund L. Andrews and David E. Sanger have an article in The New York Times today that is sure to infuriate some people, including me. Here’s one excerpt:

“Far from eagerly micromanaging the companies the government owns, Mr. Obama and his economic team have often labored mightily to avoid exercising control even when government money was the only thing keeping some companies afloat.

Sep 15 05:09

German schweinhunds/pigs in action

A peaceful demonstration for freedom, 30000 marching, 160 organisations involved including political parties, and this is what happens next...

Sep 15 05:08

US Launches Military Strike in Somalia Against al Qaeda Target

The dead terrorist, Saleh Ali Nabhan, is believed to have taken part in the 1998 attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. He is also believed to have orchestrated the 2002 bombing of a resort hotel in Mombasa, Kenya, and a failed missile attack on an Israeli airliner leaving Mombasa airport.
Several sources tell ABC News at least one U.S. helicopter fired on a convoy carrying suspected al Qaeda targets in southern Somalia. An American official says a U.S. Navy ship was also nearby to monitor the situation and provide assistance if needed.
Ali Nabhan's death has not yet been officially confirmed, but sources tell ABC News that his body is now in U.S. custody.



Sep 15 04:47

Markets 'not out of the woods yet'

The market meltdown that began in September 2007 was a 'slow-motion catastrophe'
Get out your party hats and strike up the band. We are about to celebrate the second anniversary of the GFC - the Global Financial Crisis.
'Financial monster'
New York University's Dr Nouriel Roubini was called "Dr Doom" for predicting the emergence of a "financial monster" that could not be sustained.
Bank runs
Soon the Bank of England was pumping money in just one day after warning others, in the name of "moral hazard" rules, not to bail out lenders who had engaged in irresponsible practices.
Bail outs
Washington responded with interest rate cuts and the injection of billions into banks, along with similar stimulus efforts by central banks in other countries.
Markets plunge
Then the Dow fell 777.68 points, the largest one-day point drop in history.
Economic turnaround?
As Americans often say: "We're not out of the woods yet."

Sep 15 00:40

Health Care Deceit

The current health care “debate” shows how far gone representative government is in the United States. Members of Congress represent the powerful interest groups that fill their campaign coffers, not the people who vote for them.

The health care bill is not about health care. It is about protecting and increasing the profits of the insurance companies. The main feature of the health care bill is the “individual mandate,” which requires everyone in America to buy health insurance. Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont), a recipient of millions in contributions over his career from the insurance industry, proposes to impose up to a $3,800 fine on Americans who fail to purchase health insurance.

September 14, 2009

Sep 14 23:17

That photo of the 9/12 march on Washington? It’s fake.

On Sept. 12, a group called FreedomWorks – with a little help from Glenn Beck at Fox News – organized a “taxpayer” rally in DC to protest the “irresponsible government takeover of our nation’s healthcare, devastating new energy taxes, and trillions of dollars in red ink.” When the mainstream media didn’t pick up on the story, several conservative bloggers began distributing a photo of protesters clogging the DC mall.

Problem: the photo is from a totally different event. Politifact, a nonpartisan journalistic fact-checking organization, checked in on Monday with Pete Piringer, public affairs officer for the DC Fire and Emergency Department. Piringer “unofficially” estimated that between 60,000 and 75,000 people had shown up. He added that the photo circulating conservative sites was almost certainly not from this year.

Sep 14 22:46

The ultimate guide to scareware protection

This end user-friendly guide aims to educate the Internet user on what scareware is, the risks posed by installing it, how it looks like, its delivery channels, and most importantly, how to recognize, avoid and report it to the security community taking into consideration the fact that 99% of the current releases rely on social engineering tactics.

Sep 14 22:33

PHILADELPHIA LIBRARIES TO CLOSE DUE TO LACK OF FUNDS-OCT. 1ST.

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But the US Government can send billions of taxpayer dollars to Israel.

Sep 14 22:31

SpiderBot

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THIS IS WAY COOL!!!!!!!!

Sep 14 21:33

Putin vs. Netanyahu

For what it's worth! As Mike has said recently, something big is up!

Sep 14 20:32

Flashback: America's internal threat, Biological warfare labs

America the Beautiful's Germ Warfare Rash
by Sherwood Ross
From Washington State to Florida and from Massachusetts to California, the United States has broken out in a rash of federally funded biological warfare operations with as many as four hundred labs involved in research related to pathogens that could be used as bioweapons agents.
Biological warfare involves the use of living organisms for military purposes. Such weapons can be viral, bacterial, and fungal, among other forms, and can be spread over a large geographic terrain by wind, water, insect, animal, or human transmission.

Sep 14 19:40

Heraldo sees things that aren't there, and doesn't see things that ARE there!

It is estimated that more first responders will die from the toxic dust they were exposed to with the blessings of the US government that the air was safe than died from the building implosions. Given that, Heraldo, how would you characterize the actions of our government after viewing this video?

Sep 14 19:20

Pandemic Alert: Small Businesses Urged to Prepare for Swine Flu

According to the guidelines issued Monday, a small business plan should include the designation of a workplace coordinator responsible for H1N1 issues. The plan should also:

Encourage sick workers to stay at home without fear of reprisal.
Find ways for workers to work from home.
Promote personal hygiene, such as frequent handwashing.
Encourage workers to get a seasonal flu shot.
Encourage workers to get the H1N1 vaccine when it becomes available.
Provide workers with information on flu risk factors.

Sep 14 19:10

When the ice age ended, how did the polar bears feel?

However, it is hard to see what could possibly derail climate change. The masterstroke was of course changing its name from global warming to climate change. Tony Blair, the future prime minister, once fought his way through a blizzard to give a speech in Davos. “Why is it always snowing when I give a speech on global warming?” he joked. Answer: because perhaps it isn’t warming? Anyway, the spin masters moved in and redubbed it climate change and there’s nothing we can do to stop it.

The truth is that there has always been climate change. Imagine how glum the polar bears must have felt at the end of the Ice Age. Once they probably holidayed in the Mediterranean; now they are left with just a couple of icebergs.

Sep 14 19:04

‘Quiet’ sun could mean cooler days

Sunspots cause other solar activity such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections, radiation from which can interfere with Earth's magnetic field, upper atmosphere and, many scientists believe, climate.

Scientists expect to record 290 spotless days this year. Last year, there were 266, the most spotless days since 1913, when there were 311 recorded.

''People are wondering about whether we're going into another Maunder Minimum or not,'' said Iver Cairns, of the University of Sydney's School of Physics. ''The balance of opinion is that it's too early to tell. But it could be very significant.''

Sep 14 19:01

Doctor says FLU VACCINE will cause 60,000 deaths in France alone

Dr Marc Girard, a specialist in the side effects of drugs and a medical expert commissioned by French courts, has said said on French TV that the "swine flu" vaccine could cause 60,000 deaths in France, especially among young people, children and pregnant women.

He also said that the people promoting the "swine flu" vaccine are doing so because they have links with the pharmaceutical company.

The problem with the "swine flu" vaccine is that it is not just "badly developed" but "not developed", he said, adding that it is being prepared in conditions that endanger the public health.

Sep 14 18:57

Flashback: The Fake bin Laden Audio Tape

Israeli sources said Israel and the United States assess that Bin Laden probably died in the U.S. military campaign in Afghanistan in December [2001]. They said the emergence of new messages by Bin Laden are probably fabrications, Middle East Newsline reported.

Sep 14 18:47

MRSA Superbug Now Found On US Beaches

"This is the first report of MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) from marine water and inertial beach sand," said Marilyn Roberts, a microbiologist at the University of Washington in Seattle and co-author of the study, during a press briefing Saturday.

Sep 14 18:27

Ron Paul: Federal government ‘one giant toxic asset’

The US economy has not really recovered from last year’s financial crisis, and the policies of the Federal Reserve, the US’s central bank, are ensuring that the suffering will continue much longer than necessary, US House Rep. Ron Paul told CNN on Monday.

“They claim there’s a recovery but the recovery ought to be measured by the people working. True unemployment is now 16 percent, and the people who lost money have not regained the money. The people who lost houses have not gotten their houses back. There is no recovery,” said Paul.

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Memo to the knuckleheads in Washington: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A "JOBLESS RECOVERY!"

Sep 14 17:35

Iraq and Afghanistan don't need US troops for security. They can ask the UN if they want help

One of the arguments for US troops to remain in the two countries we invaded is that even if our wars were mistakes, it’s our duty to stay until those countries can manage their own security. If US troops leave, we’ll subject civilians to escalating violence.

As eminent Princeton philosopher Harry Frankfurt distinguished in his 2005 Bestseller as a strictly academic term, that rhetoric is bullshit.

When political “leadership” makes that argument, it’s a lie of omission. Without the comprehensive information that Iraq and Afghanistan have full authority within their governments to make that determination for themselves, that statement is misleading Americans into thinking that US security is their only option. It is not.

Sep 14 16:34

Video: The Health Insurance Racket

CIGNAs Edward Hanway spends his holidays in a $13 million beach house in New Jersey. Meanwhile, regular Americans are routinely denied coverage for the care they need when they need it most.

Welcome to the American health insurance industry. Instead of helping policyholders attain the health security they need for their families, big insurance companies get rich by denying coverage to patients. Now theyre sending lobbyists to Washington, DC to twist the arms of lawmakers to oppose reform of the status quo. Why? Because the status quo pays.

Learn more at www.sickforprofit.com about the glamorous lives of billionaire health insurance executives and tell us your story of being victimized by their greed.

Sep 14 16:20

The Real News Network now covering some 911 news

Many have not heard of the Real News Network. http://therealnews.com

A few months ago I wrote to them requesting they cover 9/11 stories such as the nano-thermite paper. They replied that there is only so much they can cover as they are small, underfunded etc. I read between the lines and figured they are afraid to cover 9/11 for fear of losing subscribers and or being lumped in with conspiracy theorists. They bill themselves as an online TV network with aspirations of becoming big-time on cable. Until now, it is my belief that they have systematically excluded 9/11 news just like the major media, however, if you look at the stories, they do cover much in-depth news that the major media won't, such as the real issues behind the health care debate, the real story of the coup in Honduras, Israeli war crimes, etc. I watch their interviews because I get a lot of information I get no where else.

Sep 14 16:09

FLASHBACK - Israeli link possible in US torture techniques

The head of the American defense contracting firm implicated in the torture of Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison has close ties to Israel and visited an Israeli "anti-terror" training camp in the occupied West Bank earlier this year.

Sep 14 16:08

Killing America's Kids

The web is covered in stink today because of a reporter for the Associated Press, Julie Jacobson, who photographed the death of a Marine whose legs had just been blown off. The kid was Joshua Bernard, a Lance Corporal of 21 years. When the photo appeared, Robert Gates, the Secretary of Defense [sic] furiously tried to get the AP to quash the photo. It didn’t, to its everlasting credit.

Sep 14 15:53

US Government Supplies Patient with Marijuana

Sep 14 15:48

A million march to US Capitol to protest against 'Obama the socialist'

'Parasite-in-chief': The title given to the American President during the demonstrations on Saturday

Sep 14 15:36

FALSE FLAG FLU and VACCINE AGENDA NEWS

The lab-created H1N1 virus and the ensuing Vaccine Agenda bear all the hallmarks of a False Flag Operation ! Is it "swine-eleven" ?

Sep 14 15:30

US troops raid Somali town controlled by fighters

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"If at first you don't succeed ... declare war on someone." -- Official White Horse Souse

Sep 14 14:32

A New Silent Majority? White House Says Health Care Protesters Not in Mainstream

Just as Richard Nixon built a crushing victory in the 1972 presidential election on the so-called Silent Majority -- those supposedly well-behaved Americans who did not protest their government -- the current administration seems to be pushing the argument that its support is broad-based and quietly minding its own business.

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Glad to see the White House is recycling the trash.

Sep 14 14:28

National Park Service Admits 9/12 Demo Largest On Record

The truth will out. Despite mainstream media attempts to characterize turnout as in the thousands, a spokesman for the National Park Service, Dan Bana, is quoted as saying “It is a record…. We believe it is the largest event held in Washington, D.C., ever.”

Sep 14 14:12

Our elites are pseudo-religious nut-cases

But there is indeed a silver-lining to all this craziness.
Since the elites see the rest of human kind as so much inferior to them, their megalomania has gone more and more out of control and out of reason.
Some of the elites have committed the ultimate crime of executing an elaborate plan of mass-murder on September 11, 2001. By doing so they have killed thousands of loyal citizens of their own country in front of thousands of TV-cameras, broadcasting the crime live to the whole wide world and to billions of observing eye-witnesses.

Sep 14 14:05

Graham, Lieberman, McCain call for more troops in Afghanistan

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SEND YOUR OWN CHILDREN TO THE FRONT LINES, THEN!

Sep 14 14:03

Treasury Admits Economy is Still in Trouble

The perma-bulls say that the economic crisis is over.

But a new report from Treasury entitled “The Next Phase of Government Financial Stabilization and Rehabilitation Policies” indicates that the banks and the financial system will need to remain on life support for the indefinite future:

Sep 14 13:49

Cash for Clunker war to the death

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The Cash for Clunkers program spent $3 billion tax dollars ostensibly to save $300 million worth of gasoline, and in the meantime boost auto sales. As it turns out, Japanese auto sales.

But to me the most offensive part of this boondoggle is the deliberate destruction of the traded-in vehicles. The oil was drained out and sodium silicate solution poured in and the engines run at high speed until they seized up.

Could not these vehicles been given to charities? Could the parts not be recycled to keep other old cars on the road?

I am offended by this whole deal.

Deliberate waste and destruction appears to be official US Government policy, because they cannot think of anything else to do!

Sep 14 13:43

Test your Perceptions: Aluminum vs. Iron Revisited

Re-posted per the falsehoods disseminated by the corporate media shills claiming no molten iron at WTC on 911. Hats-off to citizen who made this video in his kitchen!

Sep 14 13:40

Obama extends Cuba embargo 1 year

President Barack Obama has extended the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba for one year, the White House said in a statement released on Monday.

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Thereby setting a record for petty vindictiveness at the national level.

Sep 14 13:39

Guaranteed Health Care In Iraq, but not for Americans

Mark Dorlester
September 9, 2009
Guaranteed Health Care In Iraq - But Not For You
The overwhelming majority of those funds have been for the war in Iraq. Additional secret funding has been authorized for intelligence and special operations.
The total is more than (or, in the worst case, equal to) the funding required to guarantee minimally decent health care here. In other words, the most senior members of the Republican establishment - and some Democrats like Max Baucus (D-MT) - have gladly spent more taxpayer funds to ensure health care as a Constitutional right in Iraq than they are willing to spend to give you any level of guaranteed coverage.

Sep 14 13:26

Federal, local agents raid New York City residences as part of terrorism investigation

Two U.S. intelligence officials, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case publicly, said the target of any purported attack — or who would carry it out — remained unclear.

Authorities have not found any weapons ready for use — such as a bomb — that would indicate an attack was imminent, they said. Nevertheless, one of the officials called the threat very real and emphasized the urgency of the threat.

Another person briefed on the matter, who was not authorized to discuss the case and requested anonymity, said the raids were the result of previous law enforcement surveillance of individuals.

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In other words, they have set up another bunch of patsies to grab some headlines with.

Sep 14 13:22

Jericho Fire Chief Shot by Officers in Court will be Charged

Fire chief Don Payne was arguing a traffic ticket, and got into an argument with officers. One of the officers shot Payne in the back.

Sep 14 13:21

IAEA 'bans' attacks on nuclear installations

An Iranian proposal prohibiting military attacks against nuclear installations worldwide has been approved by the UN nuclear watchdog's general conference, an Iranian official says.

"Iran's proposal … has been approved in the meeting," said Ali Asghar Soltaniyeh, Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency, on the sidelines of the week-long General Conference in Vienna.

Considered the highest policymaking body of the IAEA, the General Conference meets annually to consider issues such as non-proliferation, nuclear safety, nuclear safeguards and nuclear security.

Sep 14 13:20

GET YOUR FEAR ON! New York Residences Raided in Terrorism Probe - Federal, local agents raid New York City residences as part of terrorism investigation

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I smell a setup.

Sep 14 13:14

The FBI has abandoned the "Battle of the United States" (with old FBI video)

In the film we see J Edgar Hoover discussing the importance of catching spies in the United States during World War II and the great efforts the FBI went through to stop them - and they did. J Edgar also credits the citizens with doing their part in the effort to stop spies in the United States - the reason is obvious - unless stopped, spies and traitors can bring about the ruination of the Republic.

Sep 14 12:58

The Israeli Occupation of America: How Israel Gained Control of American Foreign Policy and Public Opinion

The sad fact however is that the Americans–as much as they champion themselves as a “free people”–are in no better shape than the Palestinians. On the contrary, the American position is worse than that of the Palestinians.

Sep 14 12:51

Obama: Run on fraud; govern by stealth

Obama: Run on fraud; govern by stealth
Sept. 11, 2009 By Dave Weinbaum
Candidate Barack Hussein Obama did whatever it took to be elected.
President Barack Hussen Obama is determined to hide his real motives by stealth and deceit.
"Obama has a penchant for making HC speeches that alter his intent. Just like his recent 157,929th news conference/HC speech, he indicted the Cambridge Police as "Stupid" while defending his friend, Hahvad Professor Louie Gates. HC was put on the backburner while Barack played racial politics cover-up at a beer fest.
Last night, SC Republican, Rep. Joe Wilson blurted out the words "YOU LIE!" after one of the many fibs told by our Dear Leader. Never mind Barack Obama called millions of Americans liars for objecting to what's actually in House Bill 3200.

Sep 14 12:39

Talk Shows have a "thorny time" booking Michael Moore

TORONTO -- Bring 'em on, Michael Moore says. But as the Oscar-winning filmmaker prepares to leave the Toronto International Film Festival and head to Pittsburgh for the American premiere of his documentary, "Capitalism: A Love Story," he said talk shows are having a thorny time trying to book him.

"Some of the shows are nervous about me coming on and saying these things and then having to cut to commercial. It's not that they don't want me on but in order to make it work for them, they've got to try and find an opposing voice, and they're having a very hard time finding people who will go on with me to defend that the richest 1 percent have more financial wealth than the bottom 95 percent combined.

Sep 14 12:07

Netanyahu urges tougher Iran sanctions, but EU wants to wait

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday the time had come for tougher sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, but the European Union believes such a move is best left until after negotiations.

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Europe has already had an experiment with boycotting Israel's enemies.

It did not work out too well.

Sep 14 11:52

Size Matters; So Do Lies

The way this false estimate came into being is relatively simple: Matt Kibbe, the president of FreedomWorks, lied, claiming that ABC News had reported numbers of between 1.0 and 1.5 million when they never did anything of the sort. A few tweets later, the numbers had been exaggerated still further to 2 million. Kibbe wasn't "in error", as Malkin gently puts it. He lied. He did the equivalent of telling people that his penis is 53 inches long.

Malkin herself did not lie; she merely repeated a lie.

Mock the protesters at your peril: business as usual suddenly isn't so good for Democrats these days, and the sentiments of the 70,000 people who marched on Washington surely mirror those of millions more sitting at home. They were done a disservice by being represented by a liar like Kibbe.

Sep 14 11:29

Jewish bloggers get advice on combating Iranian threat at Jerusalem convention

Fleisher lauded the Internet's power and potential. "We now have the ability to reach people around the world in an instant," he said, adding that "it's important that bloggers remain opinionated - objectivity is not the holy grail; subjectivity is what it's all about."

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If you study the twitter entries for Lebanon you will see a familiar pattern left over from the failed Iran coup; endless reposts of the same identical message, including identical tinyURLs, using multiple identities, spamming the same message of Israel's outrage at Lebanon.

Israel is going to restart the Lebanon war. and this time they will try to grow it into Iran.

WW3 is upon us, and unless we stop this thing, we are on the side which will lose.

Sep 14 11:28

Withdrawal without winning?

Most discussion about Afghanistan has concentrated on whether and how we can defeat the Taliban. Less attention has been paid to the probable consequences of a withdrawal without winning
***
once we move beyond the alluring but unsustainable claim that our inability to exclude the possibility that withdrawing would be very harmful means that we must fight, it becomes clear that we are building a large and risky war on predictions that call for closer examination.

Sep 14 10:39

CIA-Linked Intel Center Releases Highly Suspicious Bin Laden Tape

The shadowy figure of Osama Bin Laden has popped up once again out of nowhere and right on time to re-energize the war in Afghanistan at the most politically opportune moment for the White House, strengthening deeply held suspicions that the terror leader has been dead for years and is merely being artificially resurrected as a sock puppet to rescue a failing geopolitical agenda.

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"Weekend at Binney's?"

Sep 14 10:11

Half Naked, Gun-Toting Female Libertarian Teenagers - Charge dropped against teenager- Free Stater went topless in city

Nicosia was arrested Aug. 23 after police received complaint calls about
a topless teenager standing near the Main-Marlboro-Winchester streets
roundabout with a handgun holstered on her hip.

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Makes me proud to be from the Granite State!

Sep 14 10:10

Bigard's 9/11 series: 1. The magical passports

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The whole world knows 9-11 is a lie!

Sep 14 10:08

HORRORS OF VACCINATIONS EXPOSED AND ILLUSTRATED

This is a digital scan of a book from the 1920s, warning of the dangers of vaccinations.

Sep 14 10:03

Are Foreign Purchases of U.S. Treasury Bonds Being Faked?

Everyone knows that the American government is gaming the market for treasury bonds to some extent.
For example, the government has itself bought some U.S. Treasuries.
Some writers, such as Rob Kirby and Ellen Brown, go much further, alleging that Bernanke and the boys have also used hedge funds in the Cayman Islands to secretly buy huge sums of U.S. treasuries using dollars printed by the Federal Reserve, while pretending that independent "Caribbean banks" are doing the buying. See this, this and this.

Sep 14 10:00

Who's Crazier -- Birthers or Truthers?

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I keep telling you that the really kooky stuff is planted on the net to give the media an easy handle to ridicule serious threats to the official story about [insert lie here]. This is a classic example.

And the media wonders why 2/3 of America no longer trust them.

Sep 14 09:56

9/11 Family Member Manny Badillo schools France 24 News

Sep 14 09:48

They're baaaaack...."

Will we ever learn? As other commentators have noted, many of the most vocal advocates of military action against Iran tend to be the same groups and individuals who saw 9/11 as a good excuse to invade Iraq and start trying to "transform" the Middle East. Plenty of people agree that Iran's nuclear ambitions are a problem, but the loudest voices calling for the threat or use of force tend to be either Israeli hardliners or American neocons. Gee, who woulda thought! It's equally unsurprising that the United Jewish Communities sponsored an "Iran Advocacy Day" in Washington yesterday, featuring appearances by key administration officials and prominent legislators.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let those who want military action against Iran enlist in our military, or better yet, send their kids (Michael Bolton, are you listening here?) into those branches of the military most apt to see first military action against Iran.

Oh, but what? It's always other people's kids who are supposed to fight, get maimed, and die to neutralize Israel's existential threats, right?

RIGHT?!?

Sep 14 09:43

Facing Demands and Conditions, Will US-Iran Talks Even Happen?

Following an unenthusiastic acceptance of Iran’s offer of ‘all-encompassing’ six-party talks by the United States, demands from the US regarding what the talks must include and comments from Iranian officials about what the talks can’t include are leaving open the issue of whether there is any point to the talks at all, and if they will even happen.

The US, which says their expectations for the talks are “extremely low,” has insisted that they will make the issue of Iran’s civilian nuclear program central to the discussion. Meanwhile, while Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki says the Iranian government wouldn’t rule out discussing the nuclear issue, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the nation absolutely will not negotiate over its nuclear rights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They either won't happen, or will be so scuttled by Israel, that nothing will come of them, which is precisely the outcome the Netanyahu government wants to see here.

Sep 14 09:34

China taking Indian land inch by inch

The Chinese Army has reportedly carried out some construction activities along the international border across the Karakoram ranges in the Ladakh sector for the first time since the 1962 war. A J&K government report claims the Chinese PLA has been taking "land in inches ... and not in yards".

Official sources said this could be either for stationing additional personnel or to mount cameras to monitor Indian troop movement.

Sep 14 09:30

U.S. Is Finding Its Role in Business Hard to Unwind

One year after the collapse of Lehman Brothers set off a series of federal interventions, the government is the nation’s biggest lender, insurer, automaker and guarantor against risk for investors large and small.

Between financial rescue missions and the economic stimulus program, government spending accounts for a bigger share of the nation’s economy — 26 percent — than at any time since World War II. The government is financing 9 out of 10 new mortgages in the United States. If you buy a car from General Motors, you are buying from a company that is 60 percent owned by the government.

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That's more than a little scary.

Sep 14 09:27

Army alert on China

Delhi may play down Beijing’s posturing in Arunachal Pradesh but a concerned Indian Army is raising two more divisions, or about 30,000 men, in the Northeast.

The army has sounded an operational alert on the India-China Line of Actual Control (LAC) after reports of a Chinese military exercise involving 50,000 troops in Tibet, where Beijing has increased its activities. Correspondingly, the Indian Army is said to be conducting an operations exercise in Arunachal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This hunk of real estate has been a contentious issue between India and China for some time.

But the last thing India needs right now is a border skirmish. One has to wonder why China seems to feel that it's the right time to potentially provoke an attack here.

Sep 14 09:21

Netanyahu Strikes Defiant Tone Before Meeting U.S. Envoy George Mitchell

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rebuffed U.S. demands for a total West Bank settlement freeze on Monday, digging in his heels before a crucial meeting with Washington's special Mideast envoy.

Netanyahu said he would allow approved construction plans to go ahead in order to strike a balance between Israel's desire to resume talks with the Palestinians while at the same time enabling "normal life" in the settlements, a euphemism for building to accommodate the growing settler population.

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Netanyahu has just simultaneously created a complete "no-go situation" in terms of the peace process, and spat in the face of President Obama publicly regarding the settlement issue.

President Obama, stop signing the checks and walk away from Israel right the flip now. Because with "friends" like this... who needs enemies?!?

Sep 14 09:16

Stiglitz Says Banking Problems Are Now Bigger Than Pre-Lehman

- Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize- winning economist, said the U.S. has failed to fix the underlying problems of its banking system after the credit crunch and the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.

“In the U.S. and many other countries, the too-big-to-fail banks have become even bigger,” Stiglitz said in an interview today in Paris. “The problems are worse than they were in 2007 before the crisis.”

Sep 14 09:12

ISRAEL PLANS A STRIKE ON IRAN WHILE THE ARABS CALL A STRIKE FOR A BETTER LIFE

The announcement that the Israeli Arab leadership is calling for a general strike next month demonstrates the further deterioration of relations between the authorities and the beleaguered Arab citizens of the state. The 1.3 million Arabs living within Israel’s borders have never had the most cordial of relationships with the country’s rulers, and in the wake of the hard-right coalition’s election victory the gulf has grown even wider – culminating in the symbolic protest set for 1 October.

Sep 14 09:12

Iran, world powers to hold nuclear talks on Oct 1

Iran agreed on Monday to hold talks with six world powers next month on its latest proposals to allay concerns over its nuclear programme, in a move Washington welcomed as an "important first step."

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This is a hopeful development, which means that Israel will do its best to scuttle any possible positive outcome from this meeting.

Sep 14 09:08

Private health insurance lobbyist throws fundraiser for Nancy Pelosi: Report

One day after House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi softened her stance on a public health option, a lobbyist for one of the country's most prominent private health insurers announced a fundraiser for the California Democrat, a news report says.

Writing at OpenLeft, reporter David Sirota says lobbyist Steve Elmendorf of Elmendorf Strategies announced a fundraiser at his own home, under the title "Event with House Speaker Pelosi at my home," to take place September 24. Admission is $2.400 for individuals, and $5,000 for representatives of political action committees.

Elmendorf's Web site lists UnitedHealth as one of his clients.

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Pelosi, just as has Senator Snowe, proven herself to be another "corpratute", deeply in bed with the interests which support her, and giving not a damn about We the People.

Let's hope her constituents in California remember this the next time they go to the polls.

Sep 14 08:49

SONIC WEAPONS USED IN IRAQ POSITIONED AT CONGRESSIONAL TOWNHALL MEETINGS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY

“Long-range acoustic devices [LRADs] for crowd control can be extremely dangerous. These are used in Iraq to control insurgents. They can cause serious and lasting harm to humans…We want to know WHY our Sheriff Dept has this weapon,” Sal Magallanez of San Diego-based Liberty One Radio said in an e-mail sent to East County Magazine, prompting a joint investigation.

The device was stationed by San Diego County Sheriff deputies at a recent town hall forum hosted by Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) in Spring Valley and at a subsequent town hall with Congressman Darrell Issa (R-San Diego). The Davis Rally drew an estimated 1,300-1,500 people, including vocal conservative and liberal protest groups.

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The fastest way to bring down a dictator is to force him to act like one where everybody can see it.

These pain machines (torture on wheels) are very scary, but the government has to know that the moment they switch the LRAD or the pain machines on, they will lose the illusion of the moral high ground.

It will be a new Amritsar.

It will be a new Kent State.

Sep 14 08:44

The Mysterious Collapse of WTC Seven

Why NIST’s Final 9/11 Report is Unscientific and False

Sep 14 08:42

Madonna: “The Harlot’s Dance” & “Israel’s New Best Friend”

What used to look like a dancing movement that the singer used to perform up till it became an identification mark and a feature of her body, now has a different meaning, there is a new identity that represents itself, and announcing her joining that small religious group, and asks to receive its blessing, and calls with the diverged and raised thighs, prophet Jacob himself and nobody else, so as to fall upon her and justify her belonging to his descendents even if it was somehow late. And when she received the response in approval, she exclaimed with open ecstasy: “Israel is the center of energy in this world, and it is the axis of peace on this earth.”

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An aging rock stars' desperate attempt to cling to stardom.

Sep 14 08:38

MONDAY’S TOON ~~ NETANYAHU; “I COME IN PEACE……”

Sep 14 08:38

TEACH A MAN TO FISH AND HE EATS FOR A LIFETIME ~~ TEACH AN ISRAELI TO SHOOT AND THAT LIFETIME IS CUT SHORT

On 31 August, Israeli gunboats shot at and shelled the fishing trawler of Khaled al-Habil, destroying it completely and leaving the boat’s 18 fishermen and their families without a source of income.

One week earlier, on 24 August, Israeli soldiers along Gaza’s northern border shot dead a young farm worker, Said al-Hussumi. Sixteen-year-old al-Hussumi was killed while working on land a few hundred meters from the border with his cousin Masoud Tanboura, who was seriously wounded.

Sep 14 08:30

Group linked to Al-Qaeda claims Lebanon rocket salvo

A group linked to Al-Qaeda has claimed last week's rocket salvo from Lebanon into Israel, a US-based group that monitors jihadist websites said on Monday.

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You know, THESE "Al Qaeda" (nudge nudge wink wink)!

Read more about the SITE Intelligence group here!

Sep 14 08:28

Tea Partyers Drown Out CNN Reporter During Live Report

Sep 14 08:21

The 10 most potentially hazardous smartphones

Sep 14 08:20

How Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal endangers Us All

President John F. Kennedy tried to stop Israel from starting a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. In a June 1963 letter to Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, he insisted on proof “beyond a reasonable doubt” that Israel was not developing nuclear weapons at its Dimona reactor facility. Though his letter was cabled to the U.S. embassy, Ben-Gurion resigned (citing undisclosed personal reasons) before the message could be physically delivered.

With Israel’s nuclear ambitions under attack by its key ally, that strategically well-timed resignation duped an inexperienced young president and denied him a diplomatic victory that might well have precluded the wars now being waged in the Middle East.

Sep 14 08:10

Nation Building at the Barrel of an American Gun?

Nation Building at the Barrel of an American Gun?
A Short Reply to the Dubik and Kagans’ Washington Post Oped

Lieutenant General James Dubik, Dr Kim Kagan, and Dr Fred Kagan, the three authors of a Sunday Washington Post oped titled The Afghan Illusion: Kabul’s Forces Aren’t Yet a Substitute for Our Own, conclude their Oped with this statement:

"Building Afghan forces dramatically is part of a strategy for succeeding in Afghanistan and permitting the reduction of foreign forces. It cannot, however, be the whole strategy."

And to ask this reoccurring question one more time, what is the "whole strategy"? Although the authors do not come out and say it, armed nation building is clearly the "whole" strategy.

Sep 14 07:53

US snubs film on theory of evolution

A BRITISH film about Charles Darwin has failed to find a US distributor because his theory of evolution is too controversial for American audiences, according to its producer.

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Americans want to be told that God sits up nights to admire them while they torture Muslim children!

Sep 14 07:48

Stop Begging Obama to Be Obama and Get Mad

The right-wing accusations against Barack Obama are true. He is a socialist, although he practices socialism for corporations. He is squandering the country’s future with deficits that can never be repaid. He has retained and even bolstered our surveillance state to spy on Americans. He is forcing us to buy into a health care system that will enrich corporations and expand the abuse of our for-profit medical care. He will not stanch unemployment. He will not end our wars. He will not rebuild the nation. He is a tool of the corporate state.

Sep 14 07:48

MSNBC says the 10th amendment is "a bunch of baloney"

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This same video just got yanked off of YouTube.

My comment is that this talking head forgets to mention that the Constitution FORBIDS certain activities that the government is engaging in, such as direct non-apportioned taxation.

And finally, we may be past the argument over what is legal and what is not. We all know there are bad laws. Everything Hitler did was legal. Did that make it right? Were the German people right to obey those laws? The same with Mussolini, or Pol Pot, or Stalin, or Allende. Every conviction that sentenced an accused witch to be burned alive at the stake was was in accordance with the law.

Here in the United States we used to have laws that allowed slavery. We acknowledge today that those laws were wrong and deserved to be ignored. My ancestors ran a station on the Underground Railroad on that very principle.

During WW2 innocent people were locked up in concentration camps simply because they were Japanese. Today we acknowledge that those laws were wrong.

The government is not infallible. They make mistakes. They succumb to greed and vanity. And we know today that they lie to us every single chance they get.

Finally, everything the British Government did in the first half of the 1700s was the letter of the law. Did that make it right?

The Founding Fathers did not think so. They understood that governments are built by greedy people and that ultimately all governments are oligarchies, and ultimately all governments cross the line between what is tolerable and what is intolerable.

We are at that line today, and the reactions of the government and media to the Saturday protest proves that they know it.

Sep 14 07:21

SOMETHING BIG IS BEING PLANNED BY THE US/ISRAEL!

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They are "wagging the dead guy" again!

Sep 14 07:19

Privatized Prisons and Prison Labor IS Slavery

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25% of all the world's prisoners are in US prisons.

Sep 14 07:14

Nano Particles used in Untested H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccines Part III: ‘It’s the vaccines, Stupid!

Vaccines which have been approved by the responsible government authorities for vaccination against the alleged H1N1 Influenza A Swine Flu have been found to contain nano particles. Vaccine makers have been experimenting with nanoparticles as a way to “turbo charge” vaccines for several years. Now it has come out that the vaccines approved for use in Germany and other European countries contain nanoparticles in a form that reportedly attacks healthy cells and can be deadly.

Sep 14 07:14

The Doors of Perception

CONVENTIONAL WISDOM

In America, conventional wisdom that has mass acceptance is usually contrived: somebody paid for it. Examples:

*Pharmaceuticals restore health
*Vaccination brings immunity
*The cure for cancer is just around the corner
*Menopause is a disease condition
*When a child is sick, he needs immediate antibiotics
*When a child has a fever he needs Tylenol
*Hospitals are safe and clean.
*America has the best health care in the world.
*Americans have the best health in the world.

Sep 14 07:12

Election Trouble Brewing for House Dems in 2010

Despite sweeping Democratic successes in the past two national elections, continuing job losses and President Barack Obama's slipping support could lead to double-digit losses for the party in next year's congressional races and may even threaten their House control.

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Think "third party" (assuming the entire Federal Government has not collapsed by then).

Sep 14 07:12

The Truthseeker's Imprisoned in Rothschild Castle.

The simple answer to most of what is going on everywhere is that humanity has an enemy whose intent is to enslave and torment it and all roads lead to The Rothschild Castle. The intention is clearly stated in the founder’s own words. The solution is for humanity to storm the castle and take back what has been stolen. No matter how you reason it. No matter how you strategize or brainstorm, there is only one solution. The people of the world must overthrow the overlords and they will. They will.

Sep 14 07:05

Fury as city minister Lord Myners describes £130bn sunk into banks as 'nice little nest-egg'

Treasury minister Lord Myners faced anger and charges of 'complacency' by calling the Government's multi-billion bank bailout a 'nice little nest-egg' for the taxpayer.

He also said he thought the worst of the financial sector crisis was over.

There were immediate accusations that he was 'glossing over' the unprecedented risk to the public purse of saving the UK's stricken financial houses.

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Looting the subjects to give to the idiots who created the mess in the first place.

Where is Robin Hood when you really need him!

Sep 14 07:03

Oh Gord! He has a cunning plan

First, the rumours are true. Brown is shouting, screaming, hurling objects around the room, behaving like a maniac. In other words, business as usual. This is how he operates — and has done since he cocooned himself in the Treasury 12 years ago.

It may seem bonkers to promise free healthcare to the Nepalese when so many British kids can’t read and write. But he’ll do so this month.

It seems crazy apologising for the way gay computer pioneer Alan Turing was treated in 1954 — when Gordo was three years old.

Our PM was 49 when he sold the nation’s gold reserves for $275 an ounce. It passed $1,000 last week. Where’s our apology for that?

Sep 14 07:02

Lehman collapse: President Barack Obama to push banking overhaul

President Barack Obama is to call for a series of sweeping regulatory changes to the framework governing the world's largest banks in a bid to prevent a collapse like that of Lehman Brothers.

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Since Obama cannot ban greed and stupidity on Wall Street, I presume that his "solution" is to open up a permanent spigot from our wallets into the bankers' vaults.

Sep 14 07:00

Official responsible for light bulb ban is a former communist

Andris Piebalgs, 51, the European Commissioner for Energy, leads the team which drafted the controversial regulations that will see all incandescent bulbs phased out by 2012.

Far from being a faceless bureaucrat, Mr Piebalgs has waged a public war against opponents of the ban, mocking their stance and accusing them of being “resistant to change”.

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By any chance does he own stock in a compact fluorescent light company?

Sep 14 06:58

TUC warns of four million jobless

Public spending cuts would create a "double-quick, double-dip" recession and push unemployment over four million, the TUC's leader has warned.

Brendan Barber called it "astonishing" that demands for reducing the budget deficit were being seen as a priority, rather than funding economic revival.

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I find it astonishing (albeit totally predictable) that Barber's "solution" to the crisis is to tax the people into poverty to keep the government that wrecked the economy functioning!

Sep 14 06:55

We Can't Break Up the Giant Banks, Can We? Yes We Can!

Top economists and financial experts believe that the economy cannot recover unless the big, insolvent banks are broken up in an orderly fashion.

Even the Bank of International Settlements - the "Central Banks' Central Bank" - has slammed too big to fail. As summarized by the Financial Times:

Sep 14 06:54

Russia Today - Pastor Manning on Obama

Sep 14 06:54

President Obama extends 9/11 national emergency

"Because the terrorist threat continues, the national emergency declared on September 14, 2001, and the powers and authorities adopted to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond September 14, 2009. Therefore, I am continuing in effect for an additional year the national emergency the former President declared on September 14, 2001, with respect to the terrorist threat," Obama wrote to Congress.

President Obama said the terrorist threat of further attacks on the United States is continuing and remains an "immediate threat."

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Sep 14 06:52

Protests over Obama health reform

Tens of thousands of people have marched from the White House to Capitol Hill in Washington to protest against Barack Obama's healthcare reforms.

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Dear BBC. You really need to replace your news staff. First, you report that WTC-7 collapsed long before it actually did, and now you watch the protest no DC and fail to see that the anger arises out of far more general issues than the health care non-reform.

But let us look at the health care reform issue.

Healthcare in the US costs *$2.2tn a year,* or 16% of the country's GDP nearly double the OECD average. US medical care is the most expensive on the world, while being 37th in quality. Someone is making a ton of cash off of the American people.

What WE THE PEOPLE wanted from Obama's administration was to stop spending our tax money on wars and Wall Street and Israel and spend it on taking care of us. Instead, Obama will guarantee that we all have health insurance by forcing us to go buy health insurance for for-profit companies who are huge campaign donors. As we have seen with both Nancy Pelosi and Olympia Snow, the insurance companies are simply bribing congress to get rid of the public insurance option.

We are being sold into financial bondage yet again and THAT is what the protests are about.

Sep 14 06:46

A TORTURERS TALE

Sep 14 06:45

Green shop owner is fined by council...for not producing any rubbish

With its emphasis on re-using old materials or selling them as scrap, Mark Howard's bicycle shop is a model of environmental efficiency.

So you might have imagined that his local council would be grateful to him for enhancing the area's green credentials.

But instead the father of four has been hit with a £180 fine - because officers refuse to believe he doesn't create any commercial waste.

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Are you sure this isn't an old Monty Python sketch?

Sep 14 06:45

Incoming Tokyo government threatens split with US

A split is emerging between the United States and Japan over the new Tokyo government's anti-globalisation rhetoric and its threats to end a refueling agreement for US ships in support of the war in Afghanistan.

Sep 14 06:44

FOX News Supports Death Threats on Scholars for 9/11 Truth Activist

It has come to my attention that one of your announcers, Bill OReilly, has stated on national television that he would like to see me murdered and thrown into Boston Harbor.

Since I get so many email death threats I cant keep track of them
(among the 10% of my 9/11-related emails that are negative) this is a
pretty inflammatory thing to say. If anything were to happen to me, Fox
News would find itself facing the mother of all lawsuits, and my family
might very well end up in control of the Murdoch fortune.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

See PEW Research poll below which shows public trust of corporate media at an all-time low.

Sep 14 06:41

9/12 Taxpayer Tea Party March on Washington, DC

Sep 14 06:37

OpedNews Journalist and Six Protesters Charged With Criminal Conspiracy After Arrest At "Army Experience Center"

Six members of various anti-war groups, including World Can't Wait and Military Families Speak Out, and an OpedNews journalist, were arrested on Saturday, September 12, 2009, at approximately 3pm (ET) at a protest organized to shut down The Army Experience Center, located in Franklin Mills Mall in Philadelphia, PA. They were released early Sunday morning and charged with Criminal Conspiracy and Failure To Disperse.

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The fastest way to bring down a dictatorship is to force it to act like one where everybody can see it!

Sep 14 06:35

Poll: News media's credibility plunges to new low

Nearly two-thirds of Americans think the news stories they read, hear and watch are frequently inaccurate, according to a poll released Sunday by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. That marks the highest level of skepticism recorded since 1985, when this study of public perceptions of the media was first done.

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Sep 14 06:35

Life existed in the oceans 200 million years before oxygen appearerd on Earth

Plant-like bacteria existed in the oceans for hundreds of millions of years while the Earth's air was not fit to breathe, research suggested .

Life evolved at least 200 million years before oxygen began to build up in the atmosphere, a study has shown.

During this period in its history, known as the Archaean, the Earth was covered by a poisonous smog of methane, ammonia and other toxic gases.

Sep 14 06:15

We're Number 37

Here is a little song celebrating our position at #37 in the world in healthcare. "We're Number 37"

Sep 14 06:04

Mainstream Media Cover-Up Implodes As World Discovers Millions Marched In DC

RELATED: Up to two million march to US Capitol to protest against Obama’s spending in ‘tea-party’ demonstration

The Gray Lady of Operation Mockingbird, the New York Times, reports today that “thousands” of patriots protested against Obamacare, cap and trade, the bankster bailout, and unchecked federal government power in the District of Criminals yesterday.

featured stories Massive Corporate Media Coverup of Real Numbers at D.C. Rally

“The demonstrators numbered well into the tens of thousands, though the police declined to estimate the size of the crowd,” the newspaper reports, attempting to downplay the historical significance of the protest.

Sep 14 05:32

Chasing the dragon, pt. 1

Part 1…lying sidelong on a divan in the Senate cloakroom

That John Kerry and his Senate Foreign Relations Committee are a regular bunch of cards. Their Aug. 10 report, “Afghanistan’s Narco War: Breaking the Link Between Drug Traffickers and Insurgents”, is funnier than a barrel of drunk monkeys. It opens with the statement: “At the end of March when President Obama fulfilled his pledge to make the war in Afghanistan a higher priority, he cast the U.S. role more narrowly than the previous administration: Defeat Al Quaeda and eliminate its safe havens in Afghanistan and Pakistan. To accomplish these twin tasks, however, the President is making a practical commitment to Afghanistan that is far greater than his predecessor—more troops, more civilians, and more money.”

Sep 14 05:31

Chasing the dragon, pt. 2

Part 2…hatin’ the player, not the game

The Senate is prepared to discuss the problem of Afghan corruption at length. It must be all the marble and parliamentary silly-talk that makes these men immune to irony, because portions of the report’s section entitled “The Scope of Corruption” sound like a description of American politics if the reader mad-libs a little. The Senate is very worried about the scope of corruption from the drug trade in Afghanistan. It forgets, in its rush to explain how horrid Afghanistan is, that it already admitted to setting the stage for this very situation when the U.S. invaded in 2001.

Sep 14 05:31

Chasing the dragon, pt. 3

Part 3…God’s own medicine

The Obama administration rescinded the Bush administration’s quixotic order to eradicate poppy fields in Afghanistan. Judging by hectare cultivation numbers and harvest yields, the plan was either never fully implemented or failed miserably. At the very least, farmers in Afghanistan are no longer being punished for trying to make a living. Like Bush, the Obama administration wants to reform Afghan agriculture and move it away from poppy cultivation. Unfortunately, these plans are still “being finalized”. To understand the problems inherent in the administration’s plans and possible futures for Afghan agriculture we need to examine Afghanistan’s situation, the opium poppy, and the history of opium cultivation.

Sep 14 04:05

Meghan McCain pinned on a 9/11 Truth button (while electioneering for Dad).

"What is your main issue?" you asked.

I replied that my main issue was a new investigation into 9/11 and supporting the victims' family members.

"I understand, because I went to school in New York City," you said. "A lot of the people I went to school with had the same concerns."

Prior to the event I had pinned on my shirt a black,1/4 inch, button with an image of a white ribbon reading: "9/11 Truth Now." Later, in our conversation I took the button off and handed it to you. I was surprised when you took it and stuck it to you lapel as you were on your way back to the straight talk express.

"Don't let your father see that!" I joked.

I am not trying to insinuate that you endorse Charlie Sheen's views on 9/11, but our conversation, proves that you, at least, know that Charlie Sheen doesn't not "believe in 9/11." You are fully aware of the issues that he is raising.

On the Alex Jones Show Friday, Charlie Sheen challenged all of his critics, including you, Miss McCain. Be intellectually honest and challenge Sheen on the points he made in this piece.

P.S. Please don't forget our meeting. Here are some photos to jog your memory:

September 13, 2009

Sep 13 23:38

US Military's propaganda recruiting visit to Kansas 5th-graders

Friday, September 11, 2009 By Kaitlyn Syring
Military personnel pay surprise visit to fifth-graders in Basehor, Kansas
When students in Michelle Ablard's class arrived at school that morning, they found their desks had disappeared.--After recess, a group of active and retired United States military personnel came into the classroom carrying their greatly missed furniture. The activity was part of an exercise Ablard planned to demonstrate the sacrifices made by members of the military. The lost desks were just a glimpse of what could be lacking in the students' lives if not for the men and women who fought for American freedoms. "Do you know how fortunate you are to live in the United States of America?" Ablard asked the students.

Sep 13 23:16

September 30th - D-Day for U.S. - Have You Been Paying Attention? Are You Prepared?

[...] we are now nearing the expected D-day - where the house of cards will come crashing down. People will find what they thought was built with mortar and brick was actually nothing but paper (worthless) and a house built by it perilously stacked one on top of another, without a real base or foundation. This house has been shaking for a year, one quake after another hitting it, but those who built it were able to move one card to another place to keep the house- though hurt, but in tack - able to still hide there was no foundation built.

Sep 13 21:38

FLASHBACK - Italy Ex-President – CIA And Mossad Ran 9-11

Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga, who revealed the existence of Operation Gladio, has told Italy’s oldest and most widely read newspaper that the 9-11 terrorist attacks were run by the CIA and Mossad, and that this was common knowledge among global intelligence agencies.

Sep 13 21:26

READER PHOTOS FROM THE DC PROTEST!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The government and corporate media are trying to make this go away. The thing they are most afraid of is all 300 million Americans becoming angry at the same time, and they do not want to show anything that will allow Americans to see that the rest of the nation is just as angry about current events as they are. So, the shills come out and blame it on GOP agitators, or they try to understate the number of people who showed up, or they try to make it a racial issue, or in some really absurd cases try to claim that the photos and videos are all fakes because heavens to Betsy all real patriotic Americans just LOVE high taxes and abusive central government, don't ya know!!!!!!!!

Be angry.

Be very angry.

And , oh yes, I am still waiting for someone to send in photos from the protest showing a WRHG shirt or sign. (Insert sounds of 'hurrumph' here)

Sep 13 21:12

US tyre duties spark clash

A full-blown trade row erupted on Sunday night between the US and China after Beijing accused Washington of “rampant protectionism” for imposing heavy duties on imported Chinese tyres and threatened action against imports of US poultry and vehicles.

Sep 13 21:12

Banking Problems Are Now Bigger Than Pre-Lehman

Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize- winning economist, said the U.S. has failed to fix the underlying problems of its banking system after the credit crunch and the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.

“In the U.S. and many other countries, the too-big-to-fail banks have become even bigger,” Stiglitz said in an interview today in Paris. “The problems are worse than they were in 2007 before the crisis.”

Sep 13 21:03

Yeah, something big is about to happen; they are waving the dead guy at us again!!

Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden warned the American people over their government’s close ties with Israel in an apparently new audio tape posted on an Islamist website on Monday.

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