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September 8, 2009

Sep 08 20:38

Arctic ice proves to be slippery stuff

Standing 700 miles from the Pole, as near as the stubbornly present ice would allow his ship to go, Mr Ban seemed unaware that, although some 10 million square kilometres (3.8 million square miles) of sea-ice melts each summer, each September the Arctic starts to freeze again. And the extent of the ice now is 500,000 sq km (190,000 sq m) greater than it was this time last year – which was, in turn, 500,000 sq km more than in September 2007, the lowest point recently recorded (see the Cryosphere Today website). By April, after months of darkness, it will be back up to 14 million sq km (5.4 million sq m) or more.

Sep 08 20:29

The Arab Regimes Play Monopoly With Israel

The Arab nations have done away with all of their dignity and any sense of virtue via their own ignorance and shameful apathy- their only political premise is to coordinate a game of ‘let’s please the Israeli’s so we can get the Palestinians off our backs’. Over 9 wars have been waged against the Arab nations by Israel since 1956; countless massacres, piles of dead bodies and shredded cadavers speak volumes in terms of the price the Arabs have paid for either remaining silently apathetic or not putting up enough of a fight.

When you have wolves named,branded and separated you do not let them back so they can mingle with your sheep – but here we have the exact event occurring…

The wolves are being let in and it is only a matter of time before they start feasting on our sheep.

Sep 08 20:00

U.S. Government Spends $16 Million To Promote The Swine Flu Vaccine

As the backlash against the coming swine flu vaccine continues to grow, the U.S. government has committed 16 million taxpayer dollars to promote the swine flu vaccine to the American people.

Sep 08 18:44

"It’s The Vaccines Stupid!"

A new study shows a direct link between standard childhood vaccination series, MMR, and autism-like symptoms in monkeys. The principal scientist involved in the study, Dr. Laura Hewitson of the University of Pittsburgh, presented the alarming conclusions as an abstract pending publication at the International Meeting for Autism Research. It has been presented at scientific conferences in both London and Seattle, USA.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please share this information with every mom and mom-to-be and the dads and dads-to-be you know.



Sep 08 18:39

In the wake of the Afghan Election: NATO Intensifies Military Deployments, Carnage

Ending the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan may not at all be what the U.S. and NATO plan.

Russian analyst Andrei Konurov wrote on September 3 that Washington and Brussels have far broader geostrategic objectives in South and Central Asia, throughout Eurasia and ultimately the world, to abandon the positions that the war in South Asia has provided them.

In particular he observed that "The US has deployed 19 military bases in Afghanistan and Central Asian countries since the war began in October, 2001.

The portents for the writer's own nation, he details, are ominous.

"As for Russia, this is a manifestation of a long-term US geopolitical strategy aimed at separating Russia from seas and locking it up in the Eurasian inland.

Sep 08 18:17

Double game that let bin Laden slip through net

After 9/11 America made it clear that Pakistan had no choice but to co-operate in the War on Terror — and pressed it to purge the ISI of Taleban and al-Qaeda sympathisers. But it continued to play a double game — most controversially airlifting hundreds, possibly thousands, of Taleban, al-Qaeda and ISI operatives out of the northern Afghan region of Kunduz in November 2001. Later that month more al-Qaeda fighters — probably including bin Laden — escaped from the southeastern Afghan region of Tora Bora by slipping over the border into Pakistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One piece in TIMESONLINE demonizing Pakistan over the "dead guy" (aka Osama Bin Laden) was strange enough, but two hit pieces on Pakistan on the same day?!?

Something's up, and it won't be pretty.

Sep 08 18:08

Former CIA agent's eight years hunting bin Laden in Pakistani badlands

Art Keller, a blond, blue-eyed CIA agent, sits inside a decrepit building deep inside al-Qaeda territory, staring at his computer screen. He is forbidden by his Pakistani minders from venturing out into the badlands of Waziristan to help to find and kill the world’s most wanted man.

He is sick and exhausted, and suffering from food poisoning. Back home in the US his father is dying of cancer. The plumbing is basic, the heat intense — the generator has failed again. He pores over cables looking for any scrap of information — an intercepted phone call, an aerial photograph — that might finally end the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What an obvious, throw it at the readers with a trowel, collection of bovine excrement! And right on time, also, just before a solemn commemoration of 9/11 this Friday.

Ben Laden has been at room temperature for a number of years now; the death notice was well-publicized in Middle Eastern newspapers and on-line resources.

This is just another, highly pathetic, attempt to demonize Pakistan for what it is not doing; protecting a (very dead) Bin Laden in "...the badlands of Waziristan"!

Sep 08 17:45

U.S. Contractor Electrocuted While Showering in Iraq

A State Department contractor apparently has been electrocuted while showering in Baghdad even as U.S. authorities in Iraq try to remedy wiring problems that have led to the deaths of American troops there.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another reason not to have this government interfering with health care. They can't even wire a bathroom correctly.



Sep 08 15:36

3 plotters ‘linked to al-Qaeda and 7/7’

The three men found guilty of planning the deaths of thousands of air passengers are thought to have had links to al-Qaeda and the 2005 London bombers.

...and Hannibal Lechter, and Norman Bates, and Jack the Ripper, and Darth Vader...

Sep 08 15:18

Colds and stomach bugs speed up memory loss in Alzheimer's patients: research

Alzheimer's patients experience faster memory loss if they have an infection, British researchers have found.

Sep 08 15:15

FLASHBACK: Mandatory Health Insurance Program

Massachusetts' Mandatory Health Insurance program, which becomes effective on July 1, 2007, is touted as a national model to address the needs of the more than 45 million Americans without health insurance.

In April 2006, Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney signed into law a broad new program requiring all citizens to obtain health insurance

Sep 08 15:00

Teenager invents £23 solar panel that could be solution to developing world's energy needs ... made from human hair

A new type of solar panel using human hair could provide the world with cheap, green electricity, believes its teenage inventor.

Milan Karki, 18, who comes from a village in rural Nepal, believes he has found the solution to the developing world's energy needs.

The young inventor says hair is easy to use as a conductor in solar panels and could revolutionise renewable energy.

Sep 08 14:57

Option ARM Disaster Arrival: Mortgages More Problematic than Originally Thought. $134 Billion Recasting in Next Two Years. 94 Percent Made only Minimum Payment. Only 35,000 of the 1 million Option ARM loans Modified.

Option ARMs, the dubious name for a mortgage product of financial destruction, are back in the limelight showing that they have not gone away. Everyone by now has heard about option ARMs. These toxic mortgages allowed borrowers a buffet of payment options. However, in recent data released this week we are told that things are much worse than we had initially thought. Option ARMs have now become an oxymoron. In fact, they should be called minimum payment mortgages because 94 percent of those who took on these mortgages elected to go with the minimum payment.

Sep 08 14:55

Recount ordered in Afghan election after claims up to ONE MILLION votes were fraudulent

Afghanistan's U.N.-appointed election watchdog has ordered a recount in last month's presidential election after finding 'clear and convincing evidence of fraud'.

The number of fraudulent votes cast in the Afghan elections could top one million - the equivalent of 20 per cent of all the ballots cast, western officials have estimated.

There are entire districts where every vote was fake, sources told ABC news.

Sep 08 14:53

Afghan alcohol ban after Nato staff were 'too hungover' to give explanation for airstrike that killed 70 civilians

Alcohol has been banned from Nato's headquarters in Afghanistan in the wake of an airstrike that killed up to 70 civilians.

US General Stanley McChrystal, head of the International Forces in Afghanistan (Isaf), decided to bar boozing after launching an investigation into the bombing in northern Afghanistan.

Staff at the Kabul headquarters were 'either drunk or too hungover' to answer his questions.



Sep 08 14:51

Occult symbolism, MSM prepping for another 9/11 "false flag" ?

Is another 9/11 set to unfold?
By Lee Benson
Deseret News
Published: Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009
Hill said the next terrorist attack will involve suitcase nuclear bombs that will be detonated in small, low-flying two-seater private airplanes manned by men hanging onto the belief that, like the 9/11 hijackers, they are about to die as martyrs and enter paradise.
The nukes, he said, will be detonated over New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Miami, Houston, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
I asked Hill, "Why now?"
"Eight years from 1993 to 2001, eight years from that 9/11 to this 9/11," he said. "Symbolism. They're big on symbolism."

Sep 08 14:45

Virus linked to prostate tumours

Scientists have produced compelling evidence that a virus known to cause cancer in animals is linked to prostate cancer in humans.

Sep 08 14:43

FBI Admits to Tracking/Tracing/Databasing Ordinary Tourists Forever (and a Day)

FBI Admits to Tracking/Tracing/Databasing Ordinary Tourists Forever (and a Day)
SoCal Martial Law Alerts
September 7, 2009

"If somebody is filming a power plant facility on the East Coast ... no big deal," said Michael Heimbach, assistant director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Counterterrorism Division. But if "the same individuals, or a car used by the individuals, shows up at the Hoover Dam. Now we’re saying, ‘Okay, what’s going on here?’"

Um. What's going on here?

I hate to break the news to you, Mr. Heimbach, but what you describe would be called a:

Road Trip

Sep 08 14:36

Minister accuses Israel of organ theft

A PALESTINIAN minister has accused Israel of trafficking in the organs of Palestinians, after a similar claim by a Swedish newspaper triggered a diplomatic row.
Israel "is hiding the bodies of Palestinian martyrs to remove the proof of their crimes, including organ trafficking," prisoner affairs minister Issa Qaraqae said.

He spoke at a rally held in the West Bank city of Nablus to demand the return to their families of bodies of dozens of Palestinians killed by the Israeli military.



Sep 08 14:32

Premature baby 'left to die' by doctors after mother gives birth just two days before 22-week care limit

A young mother's premature baby died in her arms after doctors refused to help because it was born just before 22-week cut-off point for treatment.

Sarah Capewell, 23, gave birth to her son Jayden when she was 21 weeks and five days into her pregnancy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All nice and proper and by the book.

Sep 08 14:17

Key Democrats back off public option

Prospects for a government insurance plan appeared to be sinking fast Tuesday as lawmakers returned to Capitol Hill a day ahead of a major health care speech by President Barack Obama.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pussies.

Sep 08 14:14

How Obama Survived August

How Obama Survived August

(*He did , did he ? I wasn't aware !)

Sep 08 14:14

United States considering $10 "tourist fee" to pay for promoting tourism

A proposal currently under consideration in the U.S. Congress may soon charge visitors to the United States a $10 entry fee.

The fee will go into a fund used to pay for promoting tourism. By now, I can imagine you are laughing about this (unless you don't live in the U.S.). The concept of having tourists pay for the PR activities of a country they are already visiting is completely insane.



Sep 08 14:10

Senate must raise debt ceiling above $12T

The Senate must move legislation to raise the federal debt limit beyond $12.1 trillion by mid-October, a move viewed as necessary despite protests about the record levels of red ink.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah, it figures that the people who get to SPEND that money will raise the limits, but the people who will be forced to pay for it all (plus accruing interest) don;t seem to have much say in the matter!

Sep 08 14:07

Eugenics-Cloned Humans On The Way

Sep 08 13:50

Don't Worry, Obama, The Neocons Have Your Back!

It is simply ludicrous that any think-tank founded by Robert Kagan, William Kristol, and Dan Senor should be self-described as a "non-partisan organization". Who do they think they'll fool? The Foreign Policy Initiative is a reconstituted Project For A New American Century, as is plain from the list of signatories appended to a letter telling President Obama that they support his escalation of the Afghan occupation.



Sep 08 13:35

Afghanistan by the Numbers

Measuring a war gone to hell.

Here may be the single strangest fact of our American world: that at least three administrations — Ronald Reagan's, George W. Bush's, and now Barack Obama's — drew the U.S. "defense" perimeter at the Hindu Kush; that is, in the rugged, mountainous lands of Afghanistan. Put another way, while Americans argue feverishly and angrily over what kind of money, if any, to put into health care, or decaying infrastructure, or other key places of need, until recently just about no one in the mainstream raised a peep about the fact that, for nearly eight years (not to say much of the last three decades), we've been pouring billions of dollars, American military know-how, and American lives into a black hole in Afghanistan that is, at least in significant part, of our own creation.

Sep 08 13:18

FLASHBACK - 9/11 - The "Pod People" And The Plane That Crashed Into the Pentagon

This is an old intelligence trick called "Poisoning the well", the intentional promotion of lies to blend with an embarrassing truth to discredit it. The government shills are trying to conceal real news stories such as the Israeli Spy Ring and its connections to the attacks on the World Trade Towers. So, we get hoax stories poured onto the net by government propagandists, to be used by the media to attack the credibility of anyone who dares doubt the official story.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Relinked in light of the ersatz Charlie Sheen interview with Obama, in which the "no plane" theory gets yet another airing.

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WRH 9-11 story
Sep 08 13:16

FLASHBACK - FAKE TERROR - THE ROAD TO WAR AND DICTATORSHIP

It's the oldest trick in the book, dating back to Roman times; creating the enemies you need.

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Relinked in light of World Net Daily trying to sell the story that Osama Bin Laden (the dead guy) has smuggled "nookular" weapons into the United States.

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Sep 08 13:15

Health Care Debate Hinges on Obama's Magnetism

With President Obama set to deliver a major speech on health care reform, the question that will be answered in the coming weeks is whether his magnetism can overcome public discontent and break the partisan gridlock in Washington.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Public policy should not be decided on the leader's charisma; his ability to persuade people to go along with his agenda because he comes across well on the radio.

The world paid for that mistake once before.

Adolf Hitler rehearsing his "charisma" in private.



Sep 08 13:04

Fed: Consumers Slash Debt by Record $21.6B in July

Consumers slashed their borrowing in July by the largest amount on record as job losses and uncertainty about the economic recovery prompted Americans to rein in their debt.

The magnitude of the drop surprised analysts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... and had bankers crapping in their pants. Banks NEED to keep the masses in debt.

Time to start a war?

Sep 08 12:46

IS MCDONALDS NOW BLACKDONALDS?

IS MCDONALDS NOW BLACKDONALDS?
posted by ANGRY WHITE DUDE 8:12 PM
Monday, September 7, 2009
In a pathetic move pandering to black customers, McDonalds has created McDonalds365Black. It is a website dedicated to celebrating black culture. Someone has convinced McDonalds to market to blacks and write off other races. You don’t see McDonalds365White, do you? Why, that would be racist! McDonalds365Black is a website that says:
http://www.365black.com/365black/opportunities.jsp

Sep 08 12:21

Core American values in the Declaration of Independence: compare to what we really have

Being American is a political distinction. As such, the documents that articulate what it means to be an American, our values and laws, are primarily the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.

Being a proud American means LIVING their values and laws. George Washington admonished Americans to defend our values and law from "the impostures of pretended patriotism." Abraham Lincoln, considered as one of the world's most eloquent and powerful writers urged Americans:...

Sep 08 11:49

Web-monitoring software gathers data on kid chats

Parents who install a leading brand of software to monitor their kids' online activities may be unwittingly allowing the company to read their children's chat messages — and sell the marketing data gathered.

Software sold under the Sentry and FamilySafe brands can read private chats conducted through Yahoo, MSN, AOL and other services, and send back data on what kids are saying about such things as movies, music or video games. The information is then offered to businesses seeking ways to tailor their marketing messages to kids.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One of the greatest disappointments of my life is that I never got a chance to be a daddy. My first wife obtained an abortion without consulting me on the matter. That together with her drug abuse is why I am on my second (and final) wife. But no kids. I'm "uncle Mike" (both biological and symbolic) to lots of other peoples' kids but it isn't the same thing, of course.

I do not know what kind of parent I might have been. Nobody really does until they have to do it.

But one thing I know I would not do and that is to plant spyware and other gizmos to watch my children for me. I would hope that in growing up with me as an influence they would be worldly and wise enough to survive the jungle that this nation has become in both the real and virtual worlds. Any computers they were allowed to use would not monitor their behavior for me (and the marketing companies) nor would there be any web site blocking. If they do not understand what they are looking at they can come ask me and we will talk about it.

As I understand it, that is a big part of what being a parent is.

Sep 08 11:41

Historical facts about the dangers (and failures) of vaccines

• In the USA in 1960, two virologists discovered that both polio vaccines were contaminated with the SV 40 virus which causes cancer in animals as well as changes in human cell tissue cultures. Millions of children had been injected with these vaccines. (Med Jnl of Australia 17/3/1973 p555)

• In 1871-2, England, with 98% of the population aged between 2 and 50 vaccinated against smallpox, it experienced its worst ever smallpox outbreak with 45,000 deaths. During the same period in Germany, with a vaccination rate of 96%, there were over 125,000 deaths from smallpox. (http://www.soilandhealth.org/02/020...)
The Hadwen Documents

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Time to watch that "Constant Gardener" DVD again, I think!

Sep 08 11:35

At Least 70 Civilians Reported Killed in Afghan Air Strike

At the time of the attack the hijackers had brought the tankers to a village and invited locals to syphon fuel from them. Germany defended the attack, saying the tankers might’ve been used to attack a nearby German base. President Hamid Karzai said the tankers were immobilized in a riverbed and asked why the international forces didn’t try to reclaim the tankers with ground troops instead. Germany has insisted the killings were appropriate. The Taliban also released their own probe, providing the names of 79 civilians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Winning the hearts and minds.

Sep 08 11:14

FLASHBACK - Don't treat the old and unhealthy, say doctors

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh? Do you get enough work treating the young and healthy people?

Sep 08 10:42

Baucus Plan Allows for Fines Up to $3,800 for Failing to Get Health Insurance

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Obama's plan to guarantee health coverage for us all is to order us to buy health coverage.

Great for his insurance company donors, but not so good for those of us who cannot afford the bills we have today.

Sep 08 10:35

More US wealthy opt to surrender their citizenship

Private client lawyers and relocation specialists are reporting a surge in wealthy Americans living abroad who are prepared to give up their citizenship to avoid the scrutiny of US tax authorities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Rats. Sinking ship.

Sep 08 10:30

Obama to Let Taxpayers Convert Tax Refunds Into IOUs

[W]e’ll make it easier for people to save their federal tax refunds, which 100 million families receive. Today, if you have a retirement account, you can have your refund deposited directly into your account. With this change, we’ll make it easier for those without retirement plans to save their refunds as well. You’ll be able to check a box on your tax return to receive your refund as a savings bond.

Sep 08 10:26

4 Signs that China is Moving Out of the Dollar

First, in June, China was a net seller of U.S. Treasury bonds (and shorter term notes) for the first time ever. As Mike Larson writes:

A few days ago, the U.S. Treasury Department revealed that China actually REDUCED its note and bond holdings by $25 billion in June. Although China did NOT sell shorter-term Treasury bills — and isn’t expected to — it’s still the largest amount of Treasuries China has ever sold in a single month.

Second, China will issue a non-Dollar denominated Renminbi bond sale on September 28th (6 Billion Renminbi worth).

Third, China has agreed to purchase $5o billion dollars worth of IMF bonds (denominated in the IMF Special Drawing Rights currency).

Sep 08 10:25

China's SOEs May Terminate Commodities Contracts

China's state-owned enterprises may unilaterally terminate commodities contracts as they try to cut massive losses from financial derivatives, an industry source told Caijing on August 28.

According to the source, China's State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) has sent notice to six foreign financial institutions informing them that several state-owned enterprise will reserve the right to default on commodities contracts signed with those institutions.

Sep 08 10:24

US commodities rattled by China derivatives stance

U.S. gold and soybean markets fell on Monday following a weekend report that China's state companies may default on commodity derivative contracts with banks providing over-the-counter hedging services.

Sep 08 10:19

Lawyers examine 2008 election call

Lawyers are squaring off in Federal Court over whether Stephen Harper's early election call exactly one year ago was illegal.

The watchdog group Democracy Watch says the prime minister broke his own fixed-date election law when he asked the Governor General to dissolve Parliament last September.

Sep 08 10:13

Beware the Compromise

This proposal will increase the demand for health care, raise prices, and increase the already crushing load of cartelized health insurance, leading to calls for fully socialized medicine in the very near future. Government creates its own demand. Let no one but John McCain be fooled by this Trojan Horse.

Sep 08 10:09

Israel Approves 455 New Housing Units in W. Bank Settlements

Gush Etzion Regional Council head Shaul Goldstein said the settlements under his authority were in need of some 2,000 housing units. “This is a disgrace. The Israeli government is in power due to 65 mandates from the Right; it must remain loyal to its platform and allow construction in all of the West Bank. I am certain that this is not an obstacle to peace,” he said.
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Israel considers not being able to occupy "ALL" of the West Bank as a "disgrace"...
Fascism anyone?

Sep 08 10:09

The Coming Collapse!

We're at a point where no capital transactions are getting done without some intervention from Washington and I wonder how we ever get off these vitamin pills.

It's not really healing if you're just passing liabilities from private debt to the public debt - from one balance sheet to the other.

Sep 08 09:12

Quietest room in the world opens its doors

Dr David Carberry prepares an experiment in the new Bristol University building which is the 'quietest' in the world
The ''ultra-low vibration suite'', which cost £11million, allows scientists to manipulate atoms and molecules without the interference of environmental vibrations interrupting their work.

There is virtually no air movement inside the cutting edge laboratory, which is anchored to the rock foundation in the basement of the Nanoscience and Quantum Information Centre in Bristol.

Sep 08 09:10

Cows 'should be genetically engineered not to feel pain'

Adam Shriver of Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, has argued that there is a moral case for altering the DNA make-up of cows, chickens and other animals bred for their meat.

"If we can't do away with factory farming, we should at least take steps to minimise the amount of suffering that is caused," he wrote in a paper published in the Neuroethics journal

Sep 08 08:45

Swiss topple U.S. as most competitive economy: WEF

Switzerland knocked the United States off the position as the world's most competitive economy as the crash of the U.S. banking system left it more exposed to some long-standing weaknesses, a report said on Tuesday.

The World Economic Forum's global competitiveness report 2009/2010 showed economies with a large focus on financial services such as the U.S., Britain or Iceland were the losers of the crisis.

Sep 08 08:44

PUTTING ZIONISM OFF LIMITS IN THE DEBATE

Dr. Norman Finkelstein spoke on Friday September 26, 2008 to a predominantly Muslim audience at the Islamic House of Wisdom in Dearborn, Michigan. I’d liked a few things I’d read by and about him. His style was engaging and he had generally good things to say – that is, until he started giving the audience practical tips. He said that while his PhD dissertation was about Zionism, we should not get into “ideological conversations about who is a Zionist.” What mattered was focusing on stances on torture and house demolitions. He also advised that Palestinians be “reasonable” and consider compensation instead of their full rights.

Sep 08 08:44

ISRAEL/PALESTINE: AN END WITHOUT A BEGINNING

The Holy months of Elul and Ramadan will both end in about a week and a half. The end of Ramadan will herald in the wonderful feast of Eid al Fitre. For the Jews, it will be the New Year, Rosh HaShanah.

As much as I would have liked to see our two peoples come closer during this period, Israeli policies annually make that an impossibility…
Muslims were forbidden to pray at their holy sites, those that were allowed to encountered great difficulties.
Despite the promise by Israel to put a freeze on settlement expansion, 455 new housing units were approved by the Ministry of Defence earlier in the week.

Innocent civilians continue to be killed in the Gaza Strip.
The list goes on and on…..

Sep 08 08:30

Two more key 9/11 players

Exposed: The Carlyle Group

Shocking documentary uncovers the subversion of Americas democracy with true stories about the depth of corruption and deceit within the highest ranks of our government.

Who's overseeing these gluttons that make money off death and destruction? The Commission on Wartime Contracting, created by Congress that has a certain Dov Zakheim on its board.

Yes, the same Rabbi Zakheim that was the Department of Defense comptroller when several trillion dollars disappeared.

I'm sure Rabbi Zak will do another splendid job overseeing more tax money.

Sep 08 08:26

Bill Moyers Journal: Glenn Beck Fantasized On Air About Murdering Michael Moore In 2005

The clip about him starts at 7:38.

Sep 08 08:25

Anti-War Voices: Art as Resistance

"Throughout history, culture and art have always been the celebration of freedom under oppression." - Author unknown

Soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have tough truths to tell, and it has been well demonstrated that the establishment media does not want to broadcast these. Given the lack of an outlet for anti-war voices in the corporate media, many contemporary veterans and active-duty soldiers have embraced the arts as a tool for resistance, communication and healing. They have made use of a wide range of visual and performing arts - through theater, poetry, painting, writing, and other creative expression - to affirm their own opposition to the occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Sep 08 08:24

Touring the wreckage

What the fires don't get, the bankers will.

Banks are actually tearing down brand new houses in
California because they can't sell them at any price
and they can't afford to pay the taxes and expenses
to maintain them.

Here's what it looks like on the ground:

Sep 08 08:23

WITNESS THE BEGINNING: Coup & Holy War

These IDF settlers have clearly stated that they follow the Military Rabbis and not the Israeli Government. So, in my world I call this the beginning of a coup, or at least the ground work of creating a Jewish state modelled after what the West condemns in Iran, a religious nationalist government, see the Irony there people?

Sep 08 08:22

We'll all be Rewarded when the Shit Hits the Fan.

You’ve noticed the recent appearance of major shitheads like Tom Brokaw; Rudolph, the brown-nosed, Giuliani and a host of other lying sacks of shit are going nova about the blogs corrupting the minds of the public with information concerning the government’s role in the 9/11 attacks and making the official line look like ten pounds of shit in a five pound bag.

You’ve noted the cries for legislation against truth tellers and the association of truth tellers with terrorists and you’ve seen the damning evidence of nano-thermite at all ground zero locations, which proves once and for all that the government and their exploding shit-golem front men are just what they are; road apples for the cosmic fans of history.

Sep 08 08:20

U.S. Dollar Falls Sharply Across The Board

The U.S. dollar fell sharply against most of its major rivals on Tuesday, as commodity prices and global equities posted gains.

Sep 08 08:18

Pakistani-Based U.S. Proxy Linked to Liquid Explosive Plot

A Pakistani-based militant group recently identified in the media as a recipient of covert U.S. support has been linked to the alleged plot to bomb multiple trans-Atlantic flights last summer.

According to U.S. and Pakistani intelligence sources that recently spoke to ABC News, the group, known as Jundullah, “has been secretly encouraged and advised by American officials since 2005.”1

Sep 08 08:15

Jobs outlook still gloomy, Manpower survey indicates

no changes in staffing levels in the fourth quarter; 12% plan to add workers; and 14% say they'll cut jobs. Adjusted for seasonal fluctuations, Manpower said, it's the weakest outlook in the history of the survey, which dates back to 1962.

Not even holiday retail hiring is looking merry.

Sep 08 08:12

Israeli Government Ads Warn Against Marrying Non-Jews

Israel has launched an advertising campaign urging Israelis to inform on Jewish friends and relatives abroad who may be in danger of marrying non-Jews.

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I wonder what the reaction would be if the US Government put out ads warning whites not to marry blacks.

Sep 08 08:11

What Does DHS Know About You?

Here’s a real copy of an American citizen’s DHS Travel Record retrieved from the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol’s Automated Targeting System (ATS). This was obtained through a FOIA/Privacy Act request and sent in by an anonymous reader.

Sep 08 08:11

Spanish judge resumes torture case against six senior Bush lawyers

The Spanish newspaper Público reported exclusively on Saturday that Judge Baltasar Garzón is pressing ahead with a case against six senior Bush administration lawyers for implementing torture at Guantánamo.

Sep 08 08:10

Death Bonds: Wall Street Teams Up With Insurance Companies to Kill People, Reap Profits

Any remaining doubt that a for-profit, private monopoly of our nation's health care system is a dangerous idea should be removed by the recent news that Wall Street plans to reap profits from people not living to collect their life insurance policies.

False accusations of plans for government "death panels" was ironic enough, given that private insurance companies have long entrenched real death panels deep within their profit-driven bureaucracy. One woman from Tennessee told a frightening story of how a hospital wouldn't give her husband a CAT scan because the hospital had cut a deal to not use the machine too often, which would cost the insurance company too much money. The financial interest of the insurance company was to provide less care to make more profit.

Sep 08 08:08

YOUR DAILY DOSE OF BOOGA BOOGA!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah, you can small the PR run-up to a new 9-11 in the wind this morning.

Sep 08 01:33

The Tie Between US Militarism & Zionist Jews

THE PENTAGON’S FIVE TOP SUPPLIERS, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, and Raytheon, have all posted huge profits from America’s aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Each of these Pentagon contractors have also benefited financially from Israel’s recent slaughter of mostly Palestinian civilians in Gaza and all of Israel’s wars against the Palestinians. And who is the middleman between war & profits? It is always the Jewish banking cartel.

Sep 08 01:23

Invasive technology to ruin your life

September 7, 2009

Sep 07 21:52

China to renege on commodity contracts???

A report that Chinese state-owned companies will be allowed to walk away from loss-making commodity derivative trades provoked anger and dismay among investment bankers on Monday as they feared it may set a damaging precedent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This story is from a week ago. Has anyone seen any confirmation of this?

Sep 07 21:45

NBC's Meet The Press Attack The Internet & Bloggers

Sep 07 21:41

Important Message from Alex Jones “Biggest thing I’ve ever done” – WATCH NOW!

Sep 07 21:40

UN Calls For Bank Of The World, New Global Currency

The United Nations has called for the establishment of a new global reserve currency to be overseen by a bank of the world in an effort to reduce the role of the Dollar in international trade.

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Yes, let us take the system that impoverished the United States and impose it on the entire world!

Sep 07 21:39

Jason Bermas Debunks National Geographic 9/11 Hit Piece

Jason Rips into National Geographic’s 9/11 hit piece and takes on the “no planes” theory, that is designed to make the real 9/11 Truth movement look foolish.

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Sep 07 21:30

H1N1 behaving like ordinary flu bug

As British Columbia reported its fourth death related to the H1N1 virus, the province announced Tuesday it will no longer report every new case of the illness and noted the virus is progressing much like a regular seasonal flu.

Provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall said health officials will continue to monitor and record new cases of H1N1, but the province will now report only outbreaks, severe cases and deaths due to the virus.

Sep 07 21:27

Airline passengers can keep their shoes on at security

Good news for harried travellers who resent having to remove their shoes at airport-security checkpoints: now you can just say no.

Canada's airport security agency has issued a bulletin to front-line officers instructing them they cannot require domestic or international passengers to doff footwear before walking through metal detectors.

"Never suggest, ask or demand that passengers remove footwear prior to entering the WTMD (walk-through metal detector)," says the one-page directive, issued in April.

"This bulletin is effective immediately."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sanity breaks out north of the border.

Sep 07 21:08

Maximizing employment: the ONLY policy proposal for full success

One of the goals of the Federal Reserve is to maximize employment. The maximum employment is all adults seeking a job having a job. Let's consider policy to achieve full-employment with the assumption that we really do honor labor and want every American adult seeking work to be successful in both the short-term and long-term. When the free-market economy cannot achieve an economic goal, economists call that a market failure. Free-markets will never achieve the economic goal of full employment; they never have. Given that obvious history, the intelligent policy response is to have a back-up plan, an employer of last resort. It's obvious that when your primary strategy has never ahcieved a goal that you MUST develop a back-up plan, yes?

Sep 07 19:36

Offensive line not the only thing broken at Oklahoma game

It's one thing to have your computer crash. It's another to have it crash in front of thousands of sports fans. This latest humiliation took place Saturday at the pre-game festivities for the Oklahoma/Brigham Young game at the at the brand new $1.15 billion Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Reader Jeff tells us that they had a breakdown on the scoreboard screens: first, the screens went blank, then displayed some odd ASCII gibberish, then announced to the assembled crowd that things weren't going so well in Microsoft land.

Sep 07 18:35

NATO air strike a "major error": Afghan president

A NATO air strike believed to have killed scores of Afghan civilians was a major "error of judgment" by German forces, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in an interview published on Monday.

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We had to destroy everything, including the fuel trucks, in order to save the fuel trucks.

Seems to me ... that was the plan all along :-|

Sep 07 18:29

Obama's speech changed, NOT the original study guides

More Trampling the Constitution - Obama Brainwashing To Go To The Schools
Monday, September 7th, 2009
Nevertheless, Comrade Obama is planning to beam into our public schools, on September 8, to all grades and all schools that receive public funding, a speech of content that is yet to be determined, but is pretty obvious.
A study guide has been distributed for teachers’ use, http://www.docstoc.com/docs/10582301/President-Obama%E2%80%99s-Address...
* Why is it important that we listen to the President and other elected officials, like the mayor, senators, members of congress, or the governor? Why is what they say important?

Sep 07 18:25

UN Says New Currency Is Needed to Fix Broken ‘Confidence Game’

The dollar’s role in international trade should be reduced by establishing a new currency to protect emerging markets from the “confidence game” of financial speculation, the United Nations said.

UN countries should agree on the creation of a global reserve bank to issue the currency and to monitor the national exchange rates of its members, the Geneva-based UN Conference on Trade and Development said today in a report.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, let us subject the entire planetary economy to the same legal counterfeiting system that ruined the United States?

Sep 07 18:22

U.N. agency sees no early recovery from recession

United Nations economists said on Monday there would be no early recovery from global recession and warned that any move to ease back quickly on government stimulus programmes could make the crisis worse.

Sep 07 18:22

American Foreclosure Sales Outsourced to India

Freddie Mac subprime lenders hired Ocwen to list and sell their foreclosure properties in the U.S. However, Ocwen outsources the administration normally done by licensed U.S. real estate agents, to hired employees in India. Ocwen (New Co. spelled backwards), well known for its horrible service and volumes of lawsuits, was mysteriously picked up by Freddie Mac to list and sell their REOs despite being sacked by HUD for too many complaints and lawsuits.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Insult to injury.

Sep 07 18:04

Osama's biographer says nukes in U.S.

Al-Qaida has smuggled tactical nuclear weapons and uranium into the U.S. across the Mexican border and is planning to launch a major terrorist attack using a combination of nukes and dirty nukes, according to an interview with Osama bin Laden's biographer, Hamid Mir

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Sep 07 18:03

Is another 9/11 set to unfold?

Earlier this year, quite by happenstance, I read a book written by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter James B. Stewart. "Heart of a Soldier" tells the story of two men who, well before it happened, foretold not only of the terrorist attack of 9/11 but also the 1993 bombing in the World Trade Center parking garage that preceded it.

Sep 07 18:02

Hong Kong recalls gold reserves, touts high-security vault

Hong Kong is pulling all its physical gold holdings from depositories in London, transferring them to a high-security depository newly built at the city's airport, in a move that won praise from local traders Thursday.

The facility, industry professionals said, would support Hong Kong's emergence as a Swiss-style trading hub for bullion and would lessen London's status as a key settlement-and-storage center.

Sep 07 16:26

An Open Letter to the American Monetary Institute. (See the comments which follow.)

Ellen Brown's comment on 7-Sep-09, regarding her state bank solution and response to the AMI:
"I believe the nation is under covert attack by foreign powers, which are inches away from solidifying a global one-world private money system headed by the Bank for International Settlements as global regulator. The G20 just agreed to that, with the Financial Stability Board approved in April in London. If we don’t do something fast, they will pass a regulation forbidding all nations from issuing their own money or their own credit. Carroll Quigley said that was what they were up to 50 years ago, and they’re doing it and they’ve almost succeeded. The odds of Congress passing the 100% reserve solution in the next year or two before that happens are zero. They don’t understand it and won’t see why it would solve anything. But they WOULD understand a publicly-owned bank option. It’s already being done in North Dakota, brilliantly well. It’s been done in other countries brilliantly well. State politicians understand it; I’ve talked to them. It’s something we could do NOW to save our nation from the grip of a global cartel that has been attempting to shut down this nation for 300 years and is about to succeed."

Sep 07 16:06

Flight 93 - Proof of 9/11 Lies by the US Government and Media

Minutes before the 10 a.m. crash, an emergency dispatcher in Pennsylvania received a cell phone call from a man who said he was a passenger locked in a bathroom aboard United Flight 93. The man repeatedly said the call was not a hoax, said dispatch supervisor Glenn Cramer in neighboring Westmoreland County. "We are being hijacked, we are being hijacked!" Cramer quoted the man from a transcript of the call. The man told dispatchers the plane "was going down. He heard some sort of explosion and saw white smoke coming from the plane and we lost contact with him," Cramer said.

Sep 07 15:26

Obama's Congress push to use Hillary's blackmail method?

Obama set to make final healthcare push
By Janet Hook September 7, 2009
"This is the moment where the president needs to be absolutely clear and needs to take the initiative," said Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.). "Part of his message has been and will continue to be that, while every member has things they think are most important, the object has to be getting a healthcare bill passed."
http://www.uhuh.com/reports/headsup/hu79.htm
April 5, 1998 #79
HYDE'S "A TEAM" FORMING,by Doug Fiedor
Hillary has been paying non-government investigators to dig dirt on Members of Congress, judges, newspaper reporters, publications, and anyone testifying before Congressional hearings and the grand juries about Clinton administration wrongdoings.

Sep 07 15:19

Flashback: Raising questions about 9/11 gets an Army sergeant demoted for 'disloyalty'

FRIENDLY FIRE - the Ballad of Donald Buswell

Sgt. Buswell wants to know: What really happened on 9/11? And he said so in his e-mail. In the few paragraphs of that August 2006 message — a reply not to someone outside the service, but to other soldiers — Buswell wrote that he thought the official report of what happened that day at the Pentagon, and in the Pennsylvania crash of United Airlines Flight 93, was full of errors and unanswered questions.

“Who really benefited from what happened that day?” he asked rhetorically. Not “Arabs,” but “the Military Industrial Complex,” Buswell concluded. “We must demand a new, independent investigation.”

Sep 07 15:19

Top Chinese official signals move away from dollar

The Chinese are becoming increasingly wary of the growing supply of U.S. dollars, leading the head of the nation’s green energy initiatives to signal a move away from dollar reserves and toward, gold, euros and yen, according to a published report.

“We hope there will be a change in monetary policy as soon as they have positive growth again,” said Cheng Siwei, former vice-chairman of the Standing Committee, according to The Telegraph.

Sep 07 15:10

False flag operations

What about Al-Qaeda?

You might think Al-Qaeda is different. It is very powerful, organized, and out to get us, right? Consider this Los Angeles Times article, reviewing a BBC documentary entitled The Power of Nightmares, which shows that the threat from Al Qaeda has been vastly overblown (and see this article on who is behind the hype). And former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski testified to the Senate that the war on terror is "a mythical historical narrative."

And did you know that the FBI had penetrated the cell which carried out the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, but had – at the last minute – cancelled the plan to have its FBI infiltrator substitute fake powder for real explosives, against the infiltrator's strong wishes (summary version is free; full version is pay-per-view)? See also this TV news report.

Sep 07 15:07

Why Conspiracy Theory Rhetoric is Hurting our Democracy

Shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11th, President Bush asked the American public to “never entertain outrageous conspiracy theories.” The irony of his statement is easily lost. Most people consider themselves reasonable, thoughtful individuals that don’t believe in crazy conspiracy theories, but the Official story of 9/11 – that 19 radical terrorists conspired for several years to hijack airplanes and fly them into buildings – is, in fact, a conspiracy theory. It just happens that this theory has the official endorsement of the U.S. government. So, believe our conspiracy theory, not theirs, Mr. Bush asks us. Don’t look at the facts. Don’t investigate for yourself. Just believe what you’re told.

Sep 07 15:06

Fallout From Nuclear Tests Leads to Health Crisis

HONOLULU (AP) -- Pius Henry fears his adopted government will kill him, that the United States won't live up to a health care obligation to people from Pacific islands where it tested nuclear bombs.

Henry, a diabetic from the Marshall Islands, has received free dialysis treatments three times a week for years, but the cash-strapped state of Hawaii has threatened to cut off him and others to save money.

Like thousands of legal migrants to Hawaii from independent Pacific nations, Henry believes the United States has a responsibility to provide health care to compensate for the radioactive fallout of 67 nuclear weapons tests from 1946 to 1958.

Sep 07 14:20

Prepared Remarks of President Barack Obama Back to School Event

Full text of President Obama's speech.

Sep 07 14:15

Labor Day - What a Joke

A real celebration would be to stop continually robbing and controlling workers in the name of "taxation" and "regulation."

Sep 07 14:12

Booga booga - Iranian arms shipments

I must have missed something - how is Iran not allowed to buy arms suddenly? And why is the US enforcing non-existant laws against a country for Israel's sake, hmmmm?

http://www.theeagle.com/nation/Arrest-highlights-arms-smuggling-into-Iran

Sep 07 13:57

Farewell America

The most astonishing financial analysis of US, made by a bank!

Sep 07 13:46

A History of Labor Unions From Colonial Times to 2009

Labor unions have been defined as “private combinations of workingmen” that try to increase wages and improve working conditions for members. But how? What means do labor unions use? As Henry George suggests, trade unionists are hardly known for their kindness to strangers and genteel ways.

Sep 07 12:58

Defra confirms its bulb 'ban' is not legal

On Wednesday, in a bid to support the EU's attempt to ban incandescent light bulbs, the BBC News website invited its readers to "Have your say".

After a few hours of being deluged with more than 2,000 comments castigating the EU and so-called "low energy" bulbs in equal measure, the BBC hastily shut down the debate.

From the public response, it is clear that this has been one of the most provocatively unpopular actions taken by government for a long time. People deeply resent being forced to use bulbs which are not only widely detested but whose energy-savings and benefits have been vastly overstated. As the tests carried out by The Sunday Telegraph last week showed, "compact fluorescent lamps" give out barely half the amount of light claimed for them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is another classic case of using "The Environment" to swindle the public into buying a more expensive product of dubious quality (and in this case highly toxic when broken).

Sep 07 12:17

What happens to "Uppity" Parents

Sep 07 11:51

Mass Mind Control is Upon Us - It's Time to Awaken Your Consciousness

Because of the passive, hypnosis-like viewing of television as well as its predominance in the homes of nearly all Americans, the television is one of the most powerful tools used today. As of 2009, six companies controlled all of the major media outlets in the United States. That is a very small number of people controlling all of the information that streams into millions of homes across America each day through their television sets. In recent years, a number of investigations and exposes have revealed that these giants' silence independent voices and investigations, discourage journalism that interferes with the agendas of special interests, and eliminate diversity in the information they provide. Because of the control that these companies have over the information that most Americans receive on a daily basis, these criticisms and revelations are never known by most of the American public.

Sep 07 11:51

Why is gay marriage a "public policy" issue?

The best solution to the gay marriage debate is to privatize the institution altogether.

Sep 07 11:48

Bernie Madoff Gets $13,800 Tax Refund

Sep 07 11:41

ECONOMIC 9-11: DID LEHMAN BROTHERS FALL OR WAS IT PUSHED?

If Lehman was indeed sacrificed, who pushed it and to what end? Some critics point to Henry Paulson and his cronies at Goldman Sachs, Lehman’s arch rival. Goldman certainly came out on top after Lehman’s demise, but there are other possibilities as well, involving more global players. The month after Lehman collapsed, Gordon Brown and the EU leaders called for using the financial crisis as an opportunity to radically enhance the regulatory power of global institutions. Brown spoke of “a new global financial order,” echoing the “new world order” referred to by globalist banker David Rockefeller when he said in 1994:

“We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the new world order.”

Sep 07 11:31

Beware the Torchbearers of Oligarchy

Over the last 18 months or so most everyone I know in North America has - in some way or another - been impacted by the sudden un/under-employment of a friend, colleague or loved one. Many of those affected had been working in tech-related, specialist or professional fields with abundant credentials under them, only to be laid-off during this period of wanton corporate belt-tightening. This is, of course, a classic process of redistribution and consolidation of wealth. Although it might seem differently, everyone isn't doing badly. The consolidation of banks, food and media, for example, is a wonderful thing - if you count yourself among the oligarchs. For them, less workers working more efficiently means a return to profit.

Sep 07 11:14

Traficant: Government ‘had to cheat to convict me’

Former Democratic House Rep. Jim Traficant, recently freed after a seven-year stint in prison, told supporters that the government “had to cheat” to secure a conviction in his 2002 corruption trial.

“The powerful enemies that I have — I’ll just say this to you: they had to cheat to convict me,” Traficant, who represented Ohio’s 17th congressional district until his conviction, told an audience in Boardman, Ohio.

Sep 07 11:07

New American Poll: Support Israel, Blame Hamas

“Americans accept Israel’s justification for acting in Gaza because they accept Israel’s stated obligation to defend the safety of its citizens and the understanding that no country would allow rockets to fall on its citizens without taking action,” said Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research Dr. Stanley Greenberg.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Thinking Americans do not, for one moment, condone what Israel does in Gaza in any way, shape, or form!

But look closely at who funded this "research": that's the answer to the outcome here.

Israel's military actions in Gaza are not about self-defense for the Jewish people of Israel; it is a blatant attempt to starve, sicken, incarcerate, and kill as many Palestinians Israel thinks it can get away with in order to obtain more territory, period, end of discussion.

Sep 07 11:00

Death Derivatives: Wall Street Casinos aim to 'securitize' life insurance benefits

Where have we heard this one before? When Wall Street turns the life insurance market into the same toxic mess as the mortgage market and the big banks walk away with hundreds of billions in profits, then let some made up firms default, who's going to be left holding the bill?

Not to worry, since the SEC watchdogs and those sterling reliable ratings firms will do their jobs, right?

Death Derivatives anyone?

Maybe this is the true 'death panels?'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Read this carefully.

The people investing in these "life settlement" packages stand to make a fortune if there were to occur, say, by chance, perhaps, a major pandemic among the insured in the very near future!

Sep 07 10:58

New Iran sanctions likely after nuclear watchdog says talks at stalemate

A new round of international sanctions against Iran looked almost inevitable today, after the head of the UN's nuclear watchdog, Mohamed ElBaradei said talks with the Islamic republic were at a "stalemate", and the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appeared to rule out a compromise.

In a report to the agency's board, the IAEA director general, ElBaradei, said Iran had failed to answer questions arising from evidence suggesting it had at least contemplated the design of a warhead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"...looked almost inevitable..."?!?!?

There is no way China and Russia will sign on to any new sanctions. That's just not going to happen.

And that statement "...Iran had failed to answer questions arising from evidence suggesting it had at least contemplated the design of a warhead."?!?

So now, with no solid evidence at hand, are El Baradei and the UN accusing Iran's leadership of thought crimes?

Were I a betting person, I would not bet that there will be any new sanctions with any teeth coming out of the next meeting of the UN General Assembly.

So then, what? Unilateral sanctions by the US and Israel?

Some fat, hairy effect that's going to have, particularly now that Venezuela is going to be exporting gas to Iran, as reported in:

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/09/07/iran.venezuela.gasoline/

The timing of all these actions is right out of the playbook used right before the US invaded and occupied Iraq.

I would suspect that this military operation will start sooner rather than later, and I would not be surprised to see an "October Surprise" in the form of an Israeli/US joint attack on Iran, in the absence of any UN sanctions.

Sep 07 10:44

RATINGS AGENCIES HAD FINANCIAL INCENTIVE TO GIVE GOOD RATINGS TO BAD RISKS

One of the untold scandals of this country is that our museums are stuffed with fake old masters because the people who authenticated paintings for the Mellons and Morgans of this world were paid a percentage of the price for the authentication. If they said it was no good, they got a few hundred bucks. If they said it was great, they got $100,000. Same story in the credit-rating organizations.

Sep 07 10:44

What Torture Never Told Us

PUBLIC bravado aside, the defenders of the so-called enhanced interrogation techniques are fast running out of classified documents to hide behind. The three that were released recently by the C.I.A. — the 2004 report by the inspector general and two memos from 2004 and 2005 on intelligence gained from detainees — fail to show that the techniques stopped even a single imminent threat of terrorism.
The inspector general’s report distinguishes between intelligence gained from regular interrogation and from the harsher methods, which culminate in waterboarding. While the former produces useful intelligence, according to the report, the latter “is a more subjective process and not without concern.” And the information in the two memos reinforces this differentiation.
They show that substantial intelligence was gained from pocket litter (materials found on detainees when they were captured), from playing detainees against one another and from detainees freely giving up information that they assumed their questioners already knew. A computer seized in March 2003 from a Qaeda operative for example, listed names of Qaeda members and money they were to receive.

Sep 07 10:40

Killing America's Kids

No Big Deal. Hey, They Breed Fast in Tennessee

Sep 07 10:37

Health insurers have Americans by the balls...

And they're squeezing real hard to make sure a public health insurance option never sees the light of day in America...

Sep 07 10:37

Gun dealer: More execs arm for protection

The widely reported increase in U.S. small arms sales and ammunition shortages are beginning to taper off, several metro Detroit gun shops say, but one store is seeing another trend: Business executives buying handguns for personal protection.

“I get guys that come in here who want to arm themselves and ask about security for their business over workplace violence,” said Ray Jihad, owner of Royal Oak-based Target Sports. “It's because of them laying people off.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have my blunderbuss sitting right next to my desk!

Sep 07 10:36

FORTY PERCENT OF WORKING-AGE CALIFORNIANS UNABLE TO FIND JOBS.

A report released Sunday says two of five working-age Californians do not have a job, underscoring the challenges in one of the toughest job markets in decades. A new study has found that the last time employment levels among this group were this low was February 1977.

Sep 07 10:25

Taliban attacks in north Afghanistan spike

Eight years ago, this northern flood plain was the scene of the Taliban's last stand.

Now, it's the locus of a resurgent militancy in a region that is fast becoming a new front in the Afghan war - with troubling consequences for coalition supply lines and U.S. allies whose will to stay and fight is being tested by rising casualties.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only people "winning" this war are the defense contractors and the drug dealers.

Sep 07 10:22

Capitalizing Security: "Non-Lethal" Weapons and the Market

According to a blurb on Raytheon's web site, the commercial version of ADS known as Silent Guardian "is a revolutionary less-than-lethal directed energy application that employs millimeter wave technology to repel individuals or crowds without causing injury."

Touted as providing a "zone of protection that saves lives, protects assets and minimizes collateral damage" the system is marketed as the ideal tool to "establish intent and de-escalate aggression." Commercial and military application envisaged for the system "include law enforcement, checkpoint security, facility protection, force protection and peacekeeping missions." Some "peace," eh?!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that the US government is getting ready to confront massive unrest, potentially due to economic upheavals.

But when we see this weapon actually deployed against US citizens by law enforcement agencies, in any context, that will be the day this republic has well and truly died.

Sep 07 10:18

Despite Recession and Spending Cuts, Sales of US Weapons Soar

According to a new Congressional study the United States claimed the vast majority, 68.4 percent, of all worldwide arms sales last year. With an estimated $37.8 billion in weapons sales in 2008, the US had a tenfold edge over its closest competitor, Italy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't it make ya proudernshit?

Sep 07 10:18

US Gets Pakistani Column Pulled Over Blackwater Report

The United States embassy in Pakistan reportedly managed to get the weekly column of a top critic of US policy pulled from the major English-language newspaper in Pakistan “The News International,” following a secret letter from Ambassador Anne Patterson to the newspaper earlier in the week.

The US embassy confirmed sending the letter but would not discuss its content. The newspaper’s editorial team said they were open to publishing the column at a later date, and indeed the article, entitled “Targeting Pakistan and Silencing the Critics” was made available on their website. Still, Pakistani media are saying that the embassy’s ability to block an article it found objectionable from a long-time critic of US policy is a sign of the enormous power the US wields in the nation.

Sep 07 10:17

Which of these civil rights activist heroes does our Zionist media adore?...Which does it ignore?

When injustices are perpetuated by fellow Jews does this mean that American Jews must put their love of their genetic materials ahead of truth, justice or any modicum of decency? Curious minds want to know.

Sep 07 10:15

US Hypocrisy Astonishes the World

U.S. War Secretary Robert Gates has condemned the Associated Press and a reporter, Julie Jacobson, embedded with U.S. troops in Afghanistan, for taking and releasing a photo of a U.S. Marine who was wounded in action and died from his injury.

The photographer was on patrol with the Marines when they came under fire. She found the courage and presence of mind to do her job. Her reward is to be condemned by the warmonger Gates as "insensitive." Gates says her employer, the Associated Press, lacks "judgment and common decency."

The American Legion jumped in and denounced the Associated Press for a "stunning lack of compassion and common decency."

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Sep 07 10:14

Thousands of civilians flee battles in NW Pakistan

Thousands of civilians have fled Pakistan's northwest Khyber tribal region where the latest military offensive killed 33 more suspected militants Sunday.

Pakistan is under intense U.S. pressure to crack down on insurgents along its border with Afghanistan, especially the lawless tribal belt where al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is suspected to be hiding. The U.S. believes militants use Pakistan's tribal areas as safe havens from which to plan attacks on Western troops across the frontier in Afghanistan.

The region is largely off-limits to journalists, making it difficult to verify the information independently.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to the writer of this article: Osama Bin Laden, the CIA operative, assumed room temperature a number of years ago. Please, let's not trot out the "dead guy", because he is completely irrelevant to what is going on right now in Pakistan.

Of course, no one knows how many non-combatants were killed in these strikes.

However, the Pakistani government, through these military operations, appears to have declared war against their own people.

Sep 07 10:08

9-11 Truth-Deniers are Criminally Responsible

As you know, a storm, of righteous indignation from America's delusional, traitorous and criminal elite has forced White House Adviser Van Jones to resign.

His crime, signing a petition to investigate government involvement in 9-11.

The self-righteous elites naturally feel threatened. By now, they are accomplices in the cover-up of the mass-murder of over 3000 Americans. By blocking investigation of 9-11, they are criminally responsible and should be prosecuted along with the real perpetrators. They are "accessories after the fact": meaning they give shelter, aid and comfort to the perps.

Sep 07 10:07

Missing Algerian Children Had Their Organs Removed

New York City police were able to catch American Jews and arrest gang members who were involved in the abduction of children from Algeria, the group headed by a Jewish American named Levy Izhaq Rosenbaum, who was directly involved in the case of trading organs recently,which raised a storm of reactions in the United States and Israel, at the international police investigations.

Sep 07 10:07

YEMEN: Humanitarian situation worsens after short-lived truce

Conditions for thousands of displaced families in northern Yemen continue to deteriorate as a 4 September truce between government troops and Shia rebels to allow relief items in lasted only four hours.

Journalists have not been able to get accurate information on what is happening in the volatile city due to government-imposed media restrictions, including the disruption of mobile and Internet networks and blocking of roads leading to the city, Mahecic said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported in:

http://armiesofliberation.com/archives/2009/07/28/aid-wont-fix-the-crisis-in-yemen/

"On his anniversary, Saleh published an essay calling for dialog and tolerance. The same week, 18 protesters were killed by police, a journalist sentenced to jail and an opposition party prevented from holding its conference. A four-year rebellion in the north and a two-year uprising in the south threaten to engulf the nation in violence. Known al Qaeda operatives roam the capital freely, and teenage suicide bombers routinely target elderly tourists."

"Yemen’s donors believe stabilizing President Saleh’s regime will thwart the devolution of Yemen into a failed state and an al Qaeda safe haven. U.S. aid proposed for 2010 is at the highest levels in years. The Department of Defense allocated $66 million in military aid, mostly for patrol boats and armored pick-ups. Congress’ Foreign Operation Appropriation bill includes an additional $15 million in military aid and $40 million in development and economic aid."

So, armed with your tax dollars, the federal government is propping up another tin-pot dictator, with absolutely no regard for the welfare of his people, in order to "stabilize" the regime.

A short memo to the US State Department: isn't this approach identical to what we were doing Iran, by propping up up the Shah financially and militarily?

And you do remember just how wonderfully that worked out, right?

Sep 07 10:06

Fake Afghan Poll Sites Favored Karzai, Officials Assert

Afghans loyal to President Hamid Karzai set up hundreds of fictitious polling sites where no one voted but where hundreds of thousands of ballots were still recorded toward the president’s re-election, according to senior Western and Afghan officials here.

The fake sites, as many as 800, existed only on paper, said a senior Western diplomat in Afghanistan, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the political delicacy of the vote. Local workers reported that hundreds, and in some cases thousands, of votes for Mr. Karzai in the election last month came from each of those places. That pattern was confirmed by another Western official based in Afghanistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So now we get to see the ABCNNBBCBS talking heads raise the same accusations of vote fraud against Karzai that they raised against Ahmadinejad, right? Right?

Right?

Sep 07 10:01

British Court Convicts 3 in Liquid Explosives Plot

A London court has convicted three Britons of conspiring to murder thousands of civilians in a plot that involved using liquid explosives to blow up trans-Atlantic flights.

Sep 07 09:57

MoD blocked warning that Britain faces Afghan defeat

THE Ministry of Defence has suppressed a report which warned that British troops are facing “strategic defeat” in Afghanistan.

The decision to block publication of the critical academic paper in the army’s in-house journal coincides with a scathing attack by a senior US military officer on the “arrogance” of UK tactics in Iraq.

Sep 07 09:56

A More Perfect Death

As if there weren’t enough end-of-life anxieties floating around the health care debate, the Montana Supreme Court has chosen this month to weigh whether their state should join nearby Oregon and Washington in endorsing physician-assisted suicide.

What’s at stake is the right to voluntary euthanasia, not the sort of involuntary plug-pulling that some Republicans have claimed is concealed in the finer print of the current health care reform proposals. But you don’t have to share Sarah Palin’s death panel fears to see perils lurking at the intersection of physician-assisted suicide and health care reform.

Sep 07 09:48

Medics: Israeli blockade risks Gaza cardiac patients' lives

The lives of hundreds of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip will be put at risk if Israel does not allow the delivery of a spare part needed to repair an instrument used to treat cardiac patients, medical officials said on Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yet another chapter in Israel's "final solution" for sick Palestinian Gazans.

Sep 07 09:44

Labor Day by the numbers

TOTAL JOBS LOST DURING THE RECESSION: 6.9 MILLION

Sep 07 09:43

China's top 500 firms outperform US rivals in 2008

China's top 500 companies outperformed their US counterparts for the first time last year, a survey conducted by a business group has revealed, as the financial crisis wreaked havoc in the United States.

Net profits at the nation's highest-performing firms totalled 171 billion dollars in 2008, compared to 99 billion dollars for the US firms, according to the survey by the China Enterprise Confederation (CEC).

Sep 07 09:42

Aid group says U.S. troops raid Afghan hospital

U.S. troops burst into a Swedish charity-run hospital in Afghanistan and tied up patients' relatives and staff, the charity said on Sunday, in what it called a breach of deals between the military and aid groups.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) said soldiers had entered its hospital in Wardak, south of Kabul, on Wednesday evening without explanation and conducted a search, including of female wards and toilets.

"Upon entering the hospital they tied up four employees and two family members of patients at the hospital. SCA staff as well as patients (even those in beds) were forced out of rooms/wards throughout the search," SCA said in a statement.

"This is simply not acceptable," said SCA Country Director Anders Fange told Reuters.

Sep 07 09:41

MY TORTUROUS JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM

This explains the paramount importance Muslims in general and Palestinians in particular attach to the place. It also explains why hundreds of thousands of believers make sure that they access the Jerusalem sanctuary for prayer and supplication to the Almighty especially during the month of Ramadan, during which good deeds motivated by sincere intentions are rewarded (in the hereafter).

Sep 07 09:40

Surge in Homeless Pupils Strains Schools

In the small trailer her family rented over the summer, 9-year-old Charity Crowell picked out the green and purple outfit she would wear on the first day of school. She vowed to try harder and bring her grades back up from the C’s she got last spring — a dismal semester when her parents lost their jobs and car and the family was evicted and migrated through friends’ houses and a motel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How do you convince a child in such circumstances that there is a bright future out there if they simply study hard, especially as this year's college graduates are taking jobs as menial labor?

Sep 07 09:39

The war on drugs is immoral idiocy. We need the courage of Argentina

The underlying concept of the war on drugs, initiated by Richard Nixon in the 1970s, is that demand can be curbed by eliminating supply. It has been enunciated by every US president and every British prime minister. Tony Blair thought that by occupying Afghanistan he could rid the streets of Britain of heroin. He told Clare Short to do it. Gordon Brown believes it to this day.

This concept marries intellectual idiocy – that supply leads demand – with practical impossibility. But it is golden politics. For 30 years it has allowed western politicians to shift blame for not regulating drug abuse at home on to the shoulders of poor countries abroad. It is gloriously, crashingly immoral.

Sep 07 09:36

McCain campaign-stop factory ceases paying health premiums, tells no one

Until they received a letter from Capital BlueCross in March of this year informing them that their insurance had been canceled, employees at the aircraft parts manufacturer in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, thought their insurance policies were valid, because their insurance cards continued to be accepted.

But, in fact, TAD had stopped paying health insurance premiums in October, 2008, even as employees continued to see health premiums deducted from their paychecks.

Sep 07 09:32

The hunt is on for more ammunition in Nevada, U.S.

According to the Department of the Treasury's most recent Firearms and Ammunitions Excise Tax Collection Report, firearm and ammunition manufacturers paid $109.8 million in excise taxes in the first quarter of 2009, up 43 percent from the same quarter in 2008.

All manufacturers are required to pay a 10 or 11 percent excise tax on firearms and ammunition produced, which makes the tax one of the most reliable ways to track firearm and ammunition sales in the United States, Novin said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to the gentleman being quoted as describing this upsurge in people buying guns and ammunition as "customer paranoia";the people doing this buying have absolutely legitimate reasons for their concern.

They have seen how massively inept the federal government was in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and simply want to protect themselves and those they love if there is any other major catastrophe to hit this country.

Understanding that they cannot count on the government to provide any meaningful support in such a circumstance, they are preparing to care of themselves.

Sep 07 09:31

Downwind Airflow Maps Of US DU War On Afghanistan

Sep 07 09:31

Elderly more 'moralistic' than the young

Older people have a much stronger sense of morality than the young, the world’s biggest study into dishonesty suggests.

The British survey of more than 15,000 people found that when it comes to common acts of theft and fraud, the over 50s tend to see crimes as much more black and white than the younger generation.

Sep 07 09:30

Netanyahu: Israel to reach deal with U.S. on settlements this week

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel would likely reach a deal with the United States this week regarding settlement activity in the West Bank.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The horse is out of the barn on this one: Israel has already approved more construction. There's nothing Mitchell can say or do to get this undone. The US will simply get its backside spanked again, very publicly, and we will go to war against Iran to "neutralize" yet another of Israel's existential threats.

As a side note, there is an embedded video play at this page that seems to hang up Firefox.

Sep 07 08:53

Leeds synagogue bacon shock

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obvious hate crime hoax and a pathetic bid for sympathy.

Sep 07 08:52

Senator's health care plan skips public option, source says

A proposed health-care bill sent by the powerful chairman of the Senate Finance Committee to key Senate negotiators Saturday night does not include a government-run insurance plan, a source close to the discussions said Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You WILL buy your health insurance from my campaign donors, maggot!"

Sep 07 08:51

Chavez tells Israelis to disobey ‘genocidal’ govt

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Friday told the Israeli people not to support their government, which he described as “genocidal”.

Chavez is on an 11-day trip to Libya, Algeria, Syria, Iran, Belarus, Russia and Spain in what he is describing as a bid to build a multi-polar world and decrease US influence in the region.

The Venezuelan president has singled out Israel for criticism during his visit to Syria, slamming it for mistreating the Palestinians and being an agent of US imperialism.

Sep 07 08:50

ONLY IN ISRAEL…….

Only in Israel does the Defence Ministry approve the construction of new illegal homes on illegal settlements. Can we call this a declaration of war against the West that has been insisting on a building freeze?

Sep 07 08:49

ORGAN THEFT CONTROVERSY INTENSIFIES

The hyperventilating by Israel’s leaders over a story published in a Swedish newspaper last month suggesting that the Israeli army assisted in organ theft from Palestinians has distracted attention from the disturbing allegations made by Palestinian families that were the basis of the article’s central claim.

Sep 07 08:49

A FELLOW ‘PEACENIK’ RESPONDS TO AVNERY ….. PLUS AVNERY’S RESPONSE TO ALL

I do agree with you that there are differences between the South African situation and the Israel/Palestinian one, but, unfortunately, I am not as optimistic as you. The latest developments in Israel, you have indicated some in your articles, go in the direction of more hatred, more prejudice, less tolerance and more inhuman cruelty towards Arabs and those who think differently. I can not share your views that most Israelis will accept a “comprehensive and detailed Peace plan” by President Obama.

Sep 07 08:48

JIMMY CARTER’S VIEWS ON THE MIDDLE EAST ~~ IN HIS OWN WORDS

We found a growing sense of concern and despair among those who observe, as we did, that settlement expansion is continuing apace, rapidly encroaching into Palestinian villages, hilltops, grazing lands, farming areas and olive groves. There are more than 200 of these settlements in the West Bank.

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