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July 25, 2010

Jul 25 11:08

Almost Nine Years Later: Top U.S. officer warns Afghan war will get worse

More NATO troops will die in Afghanistan as violence mounts over the summer, but Washington's goal of turning the tide against the insurgency by year's end is within reach, the top U.S. military officer said on Sunday.

Jul 25 11:05

Jewish Racism & Political Police

Mahmud Gnayem's cousin, Waji Ghanaim, who arrived at the scene shortly after the shooting, said that the car was parked on the side of the road at the time of the shooting, meaning the victim couldn’t have been running away from the police. The victim wasn’t armed, yet Mizrahi shot him to death. In 2009, Mizrahi was sentenced to a mere 15 months in prison. He appealed to the Israeli Supreme Court, and said there that the shooting was intentional and that his life was not in danger during the event. Yet, he insisted he acted out of self-defense. For being illogical, his sentence was doubled to 30 months in July 2010. Yet, this is dirty cheap for a cold blood assassination. During all this time, Mizrahi hadn’t been relieved from his duties as policeman. Isn’t this entire event a bit strange?

Jul 25 10:27

U.S. withdraws ‘pain ray’ from Afghan war zone

A ‘pain ray’ that blasts the enemy with unbearable heat waves has been pulled out of Afghanistan by the US military.

The Active Denial System (ADS), which cost about £42?million to develop, was on the brink of being deployed to disperse members of the Taliban as they attacked US forces.

The weapon, which causes immense pain to subjects but no lasting physical damage, was pulled from the war zone last week but US army chiefs in Afghanistan have stayed silent about the reason for the U-turn.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If this weapon has been pulled from Afghanistan, one has to wonder just where the US government is planning to deploy it next.

Jul 25 10:26

You've Killed The Gulf Of Mexico

Jul 25 10:24

Possible Israeli attack against Lebanon this autumn

In Lebanon, over the past three weeks, danger signs have escalated amid considerably hightened tension.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported on Friday, 23 July at:


Israel will simulate moving machinery and personnel into south Lebanon amid fears that Hizbullah will target main transport arteries in any future conflict, Israeli media reported Thursday.

The Jerusalem Post said that the test would be conducted in computerized simulations.

“The [Israeli Army] is working under the assumption that most of the ground battle will be fought in an urban setting, inside the 160 or so villages throughout southern Lebanon where Hizbullah is believed to have hidden most of its military infrastructure,” the paper wrote."

We may well be looking at an "October Surprise" of some magnitude, with Israel invading Lebanon, and the US attacking Iran.

Both the US and desperately need a distraction right now. The Obama administration needs people not looking at the Gulf disaster, the melting economy, and every domestic and foreign policing failing; for Israel, there is a desperate desire to deflect attention from the flotilla massacre, and the continued siege of Gaza.

The only thing, unfortunately, that the leadership of each country can come up with is starting another war.

Jul 25 10:18

AIPAC influenced/neoconned House OK’s possible Israeli raid on Iran

RE: giving Israel a green light to attack Iran. H.Res.1553 declares unwavering support for Israel to “use all means necessary,” to “eliminate nuclear threats” posed by Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: You get to pay for it, and your children get to die in it!

Jul 25 10:15

Dam fails in eastern Iowa, causing massive flooding

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Look, it was either fix the dam or build new roads for Israel. I had to make a choice! I can't do everything, you know!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 25 10:08

EU to hit Iran with 'toughest ever' sanctions, diplomats say

European Union foreign ministers are set to hit Iran with the toughest sanctions they have ever imposed on it when they meet in Brussels on Monday, diplomatic sources said.

EU foreign ministers at their regular monthly meeting are therefore set to agree the "toughest ever" sanctions on Iran, targeting the energy and financial sectors and cracking down on people and companies linked to the government, diplomats said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is only a matter of time, at this point, before the actual shooting starts; the war against Iran has already begun, just as the war against Iraq began with crippling sanctions which caused the deaths of over 200,000 kids from malnutrition.

With the economy melting down, two wars going catastrophically badly, and every domestic and foreign policy of this administration blowing up in its face like a bad trick cigar, Obama desperately needs this coming war before the mid-term elections, which are very likely to go south for the Democratic party.

As we are almost at the end of July right now, I would imagine that the starting of the "shooting war" phase of this attack will be cynically timed to give the best possible outcome for the Democrats, if in fact it is successful.

But the question no one in the White House, State Department, or Pentagon seem to be asking right now is, if there is an attack against Iran, what will China and Russia (both nuclear-armed nations) do under those circumstances?

Jul 25 10:07

Portions of the Book of Jeremiah

The next time someone from the Zionist community talks of the Jews being ‘God’s chosen people’ and how we are all supposed to ‘bless them so that we will be blessed’ and why all the violence and suffering that has been inflicted upon the innocent of the Middle East is justified because of how favored these people are in God’s eyes, temper their delusion with just a few words from the Book of Jeremiah, part of the same ‘Bible’ they use in justifying Israel’s existence–

Jul 25 10:06

Police Targeted Wrong Man in Deadly Las Vegas Raid

Last month, we wrote about the tragic slaying of Trevon Cole, a 21-year-old father-to-be who was shot and killed by a police officer in front of his pregnant fiancé during a raid on their Las Vegas home.

At the time, police claimed they had evidence that Cole was a marijuana dealer; undercover officers had reportedly purchased marijuana from him on three separate occasions and allegedly took an unknown amount from his home during the raid.

Cole’s fiancé said at the time that Trevon smoked marijuana occasionally but was not a drug dealer, and police were slow to answer questions about the validity of the raid itself, let alone the tactics used.

Now we know why: They raided the wrong Trevon Cole.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Look, we are really sorry about all this and we would like to make it up by offering the surviving family members a free continental breakfast over at Slots-O-fun!" -- LVPD

Jul 25 10:03

Mishaal explains Hamas’s strategy in dealing with the Israeli occupation

Palestine Information Center – 22/07/2010

DAMASCUS: Khaled Mishaal, the head of Hamas’s political bureau, has explained Wednesday that his Movement follows firm and well-studied strategies in dealing with the Israeli occupation, the internal Palestinian social fabric, and the international community.

Jul 25 09:55

At least SIX ‘seeps’ found near Rigel methane deposits southwest of BP oil blow-out

Rigel is known to be a “highly successful” unproduced methane gas field.

The seeps were identified by the Joint Analysis Group and research vessel Thomas Jefferson.

Jul 25 09:50

US economy 'gradually' improving: Geithner

"I talked to businesses across the country, and I would say that is the general view, an economy that's gradually getting better," Geithner said in excerpts of the interview released in advance of its broadcast.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, so the economy is "improving"?!?

Just who the heck has this guy been talking to? CEOs of banks, for-profit prisons, or the guys who have outsourced every possible job out of the US?!? Of course, these folks are doing just fine, thank you very much!

Jul 25 09:44

Wake Up: Homelessness is Not a Crime (VIDEO)

Activist Post
Jul 25 09:40

Gullible Cities (Hungry Beast)

Jul 25 09:30

Berlusconi Breaks Story About Three Homosexual Priests

A gay priest sex scandal has rocked the Catholic Church in Italy today after a weekly news magazine released details of a shock investigation it had carried out.Using hidden cameras, a journalist from Panorama magazine - owned by Italian Prime Minister and media baron Silvio Berlusconi - filmed three priests as they attended gay nightspots and had casual sex.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay suckers, I mean seekers. It is time to admit you have all been had! The church rakes in the dough screaming about how extra-marital sex is bad and homosexuality is flat out wrong, then gets caught in gay sex clubs and molesting children. Now, either the God you worship is a really sick fuck to have such priests working for him, or that God does not exist and you have all been played for total fools by the world's oldest ongoing fraud.

Jul 25 09:26

Pope Benny strikes back at Berlusconi.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It isn't going to work. We EXPECT Berlusconi to act the way he does, but when the church, which holds itself up as the moral judge speaking with the authority of God gets caught diddling the choir boys and hanging out at gay sex bars, it calls into question whether the priests themselves actually believe the myths they peddle to the sheep.

Jul 25 09:22

Andrew Breitbart-- Major Right wing Echo Chamber Architect and Voice

You might think that Andrew Breitbart, involved in fraudulent, unethical faux journalism efforts attacking ACORN and Shirley Sherrod, is simply a small-time, ethically impaired lowlife-- pond scum. You would be wrong. Andrew Breitbart is, scum-metaphor-wise, BP grade, ocean destroying, gull oil well destorying major scum.

Jul 25 09:20

Retired US colonel charged with smuggling weapons to Somalia

A retired US Air Force colonel, who was charged with weapons smuggling during the Iran-Contra scandal in the 1980s, has been indicted again, this time for trying to smuggle automatic weapons into Somalia. US federal authorities accuse Joseph O’Toole, now 79, of conspiring with Israeli citizen Chanoch Miller, formerly an aeronautics engineer with Israeli defense firm Radom Aviation, to transport nearly 2,000 AK-47s from Bosnia to Banderal, Somalia.

Jul 25 09:18

US boat to join Gaza flotilla

A coalition of US organizations is raising funds to send an aid boat to break Israel’s four-year siege of Gaza.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Will Israel dare attack Americans again?

Will President Pussy and the US Congress again roll over belly-up to protect the nation that attacks Americans?

America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third.

Jul 25 09:16

Beware of Jewish Slappers

Jewish racism knows no boundaries. Though many people of many ethnic origins live between the river and the sea, the Jewish State is not exactly a multi- cultural society. The Israeli legal system is racist to the bone; it is a true mirror of Jewish supremacy and Talmudic tribalism. The Guardian continues to follow the astonishing story of Saber Kushour, a young Palestinian man who was convicted of rape after having consensual sex with a Jewish Israeli woman who had believed him to be a fellow Jew.

Jul 25 09:15


There has been much ado in the Israeli press about a Palestinian man being charged with rape after the Jewish woman involved found out he was an Arab.

There was less ado about the fact that the man is married …. a fact that makes this incident quite ugly in my opinion. Does the sanctity of marriage mean nothing today? Are the vows one takes merely words?

This raises just one question: What would the court decide had a Jewish, married man falsely presented himself to a woman in order to get her into bed? For example, what if someone like that told a woman that he is a wealthy single man, while he was in fact poor and married? Would he too be convicted of rape?

Jul 25 09:14


That’s the only one way to describe the group known as ‘Christians United For Israel’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These look like the kind of buy-bull bangers who can be talked into thinking that God approves of priests molesting children.

Jul 25 09:11

Ska-p - Intifada (English Subs)

Jul 25 09:10

On the Edge with Max Keiser and Alex Jones

On the Edge from Friday, July 23rd with Alex Jones to talk about the surveillance state now being reported in Mainstream Media.

Jul 25 09:08

Israeli, American indicted for gun running to Somalia

Chanoch Miller, an Israeli aeronautical engineer who previously served as an executive with Israel’s Radom Aviation, was indicted on June 17, 2010 on seven counts of conspiring to export defense equipment to an embargoed nation, Somalia, money laundering, providing false end user certificates, and related charges.

Jul 25 09:07

Racial Hatred in the UK by Nahida the Exiled Palestinian

Did you ever wonder how manipulation and brainwashing works?

Did you ever wonder how could people take part (even by their silence) in acts of genocide?

This is a collection of items below will give you an idea.

These items are for sale, on a UK website, CafePress

The items include -in their own words- " Baby Bodysuits > Anti Islam Baby Bodysuits "

and "Anti Islam designs available on 1,760 products"

"Jew designs available on 4,420 products"

Browsing through the collection, I guess you would know which items come from the "anti- Islam" section and which come from "Jewish" collection

Jul 25 09:06

Obama is Preparing to Bomb Iran

After about two and a half years during which the danger of war between the United States and Iran was at a relatively low level, this threat is now rapidly increasing. A pattern of political and diplomatic events, military deployments, and media chatter now indicates that Anglo-American ruling circles, acting through the troubled Obama administration, are currently gearing up for a campaign of bombing against Iran, combined with special forces incursions designed to stir up rebellions among the non-Persian nationalities of the Islamic Republic. Naturally, the probability of a new fake Gulf of Tonkin incident or false flag terror attack staged by the Anglo-American war party and attributed to Iran or its proxies is also growing rapidly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hell, I don't know how to fix this mess. Let's just blow it all up and blame someone else for it!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 25 09:05

Gazans Denied Medical Care Under Siege

Two recent reports discuss it, a July Physicians for Human Rights - Israel (PHR-IL) one titled, "A Situation Report on Obstacles Facing Gaza Residents in Need of Medical Treatment," and a June one titled, "Who Gets to Go," jointly prepared by PHR-IL, the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, and the Adalah Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel. All cite Israeli medical ethics and international law violations by discriminating on the basis of need, denying adequate treatment to seriously ill Gazans by:

-- preventing the restoration and development of the Strip's healthcare system; and

-- restricting travel to the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Israel, or neighboring countries for treatment.

Jul 25 09:04

Bill Kristol’s ‘Emergency Committee?’ Give me a break

Via Ben Smith at Politico, we learn that the usual suspects have started yet another organization whose objective is to promote a hard-right, Likudnik agenda in the Middle East. The new group apparently intends to go after anyone who thinks U.S. Middle East policy has been less than totally successful in recent years, and who is willing to think for themselves (and U.S. interests), instead of reflexively echoing the positions favored by AIPAC and other groups in the “status quo” lobby.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

PNAC gets a face lift. (It didn't work; she is still an ugly bitch).

Jul 25 09:00

Israel dismisses UN probe of Gaza aid flotilla raid

"This panel of experts is not intending to look for the truth but to satisfy the non-democratic countries which control the Human Rights Council, who have an automatic anti-Israeli majority," a senior Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, I can see why this official requested anonymity, because according to them, the only reason anybody remembers Pearl Harbor is because we all secretly hate the Japanese! If it wasn't for anti-Nipponism, we would junk the Arizona memorial and put in a condo development!

Jul 25 08:55


There is nothing new in a government lying to their people to start a war. Indeed because most people prefer living in peace to bloody and horrific death in war, any government that desires to initiate a war usually lies to their people to create the illusion that support for the war is the only possible choice they can make.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please repost this article everywhere you see the droogs banging the drums of war for Iran. We have been down this path before, where the threat of nuclear weapons that do not really exist was used to scare us all into surrendering our freedoms, our wealth, and most importantly the lives of our children in a pointless war in Iraq.

The lies are being repeated to sell us a new war with Iran, and it is insulting that the government thinks we are all so stupid that we will fall for the same trick a second time.

So please, as the warhawks demand we all incinerate an entire nation to silence the hallucinations in their warhawk brains, remind your family and friends that we have been down this path before.

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Jul 25 08:48

House Republicans call for U.S. green light to Israeli strikes on Iran

As N&S contributor Warren Strobel reported in February, the Brookings Institution think-tank ran a war game to assess the consequences of an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities and the results weren't pretty. Iran responded by hitting Israel directly and through its Lebanese and Palestinian proxies, mining the Strait of Hormuz, the world's main petroleum artery, and battling U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf.

Jul 25 08:48

Too many laws, too many prisoners

THREE pickup trucks pulled up outside George Norris’s home in Spring, Texas. Six armed police in flak jackets jumped out. Thinking they must have come to the wrong place, Mr Norris opened his front door, and was startled to be shoved against a wall and frisked for weapons. He was forced into a chair for four hours while officers ransacked his house. They pulled out drawers, rifled through papers, dumped things on the floor and eventually loaded 37 boxes of Mr Norris’s possessions onto their pickups. They refused to tell him what he had done wrong. “It wasn’t fun, I can tell you that,” he recalls.

Jul 25 08:47

Violent Floods Throughout Midwest

Jul 25 08:46

Geithner pushes plan to let tax cuts for wealthy expire

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Rivero pushes plan to let over-bloated, inept, and bankrupted US Government expire

Jul 25 08:39

Israel opens fire on fishing boat, over UNIFIL compound

The LAF added that Israeli soldiers near the border opened fire over Lebanese territory over a UNIFIL compound, but reported that there were no casualties.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We have seen this behavior before, in which Israel carries out these minor provocations in the hopes that Lebanon can be goaded into doing something overt enough that Israel can claim aggrieved status and launch the war for the Litani River.

Jul 25 08:34

Octavia Nasr official web site

At CNN, Nasr served as an on-air and off-air analyst across all platforms of CNN Worldwide. She covered Middle East politics and current affairs, global terrorism and militant Islam. Her weekly Mideast Voices segment and her blogs offered a glimpse into the region rarely discussed on U.S. television.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the website of the young lady, victim of Israel's media pogrom now underway, fired from her CNN job over a twitter message expressing respect for one of the more moderate Islamic leaders who recently passed away. But of course, in Israel's America it ist VERBOTTEN to ever express respect or admiration for those that Israel has deemed unworthy, so like Helen Thomas, Ben Wederman, and Eric Margolis, Octavia was made example of to ensure the unswerving loyalty of the rest of the media to the one true approved point of view.

First they came for the honest journalists...

Jul 25 08:25

Strike on Iran Becoming More Likely, Hayden Says

A former CIA director says military action against Iran now seems more likely because no matter what the U.S. does diplomatically, Tehran keeps pushing ahead with its suspected nuclear program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A former CIA director says military action against Iran now seems more likely because no matter what Iran does, the hallucinations in his brain will not go away!.

Jul 25 08:18

The Regime's War on Food

It isn't an exaggeration to say that the Regime is conducting a low-grade war against producers and consumers of raw milk -- a campaign that bears an undeniable family resemblance to the murderous, decades-long farce called the War on Drugs. It shouldn't come as a surprise to learn that a government presuming to dictate to us what mood-altering substances we can consume would likewise presume to tell us what foods we can eat and offer to others.

Jul 25 07:58

Tampa Area Hotels Expecting To Be Screwed By BP

Top BP executives stepped out of a White House meeting last month promising to pay all legitimate claims for damages caused by oil gushing from its well in the gulf...

Jul 25 07:45

America's Economic Hari-Kari

This gigantic level of borrowing and spending is unsustainable by any measure, by any means. The only real reason Fedzilla would do such a thing would be that those currently in charge want to destroy America and turn us into a Third World nation.

Jul 25 07:43

Cranking up the lies to justify the invasion of Iran.

Iran has supplied Hamas operatives in the Gaza Strip a missile capable of striking Tel Aviv, defense sources said on Tuesday.

Military Intelligence Chief General Amos Yadlin told the Knesset foreign affairs and defense committee earlier Tuesday that Hamas has recently tested a missile capable of reaching targets at a distance of 60 kilometers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No pictures, no proof, no explanation of why Iran, which is trying to avoid war and has not invaded another country in 200 years, would do such a stupid thing.

Jul 25 07:26

Toxic legacy of US assault on Fallujah 'worse than Hiroshima'

Dramatic increases in infant mortality, cancer and leukaemia in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, which was bombarded by US Marines in 2004, exceed those reported by survivors of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, according to a new study.

Iraqi doctors in Fallujah have complained since 2005 of being overwhelmed by the number of babies with serious birth defects, ranging from a girl born with two heads to paralysis of the lower limbs. They said they were also seeing far more cancers than they did before the battle for Fallujah between US troops and insurgents.

Jul 25 07:15

Researchers Confirm Subsea Gulf Oil Plumes Are From BP Well

St. Petersburg, Fla. - Through a chemical fingerprinting process, University of South Florida researchers have definitively linked clouds of underwater oil in the northern Gulf of Mexico to BP's runaway Deepwater Horizon well — the first direct scientific link between the subsurface oil clouds commonly known as "plumes" and the BP oil spill, USF officials said Friday.

Until now, scientists had circumstantial evidence, but lacked that definitive scientific link.

Jul 25 06:10

Federal Government Working to Remove Sovereignty of States

Activist Post

It has been reported that 46 states are on the verge of bankruptcy. And since states are Constitutionally mandated to balance their budgets, and do not possess the ability to print money, they're finding themselves in a critically weakened position to challenge the Federal Government.

In our republic, states have sovereignty to create and enforce their own laws as long as they don't violate the U.S. Constitution. The Tenth Amendment gives states the freedom from Federal laws and regulations if they deem them to be unconstitutional.

Jul 25 05:56

Revelations (video)

Despite the title, this is not religious. It is a micro-documentary about the Gulf Oil Disaster and how it will affect the United States and the planet.

Jul 25 03:43

Operation Sarkozy: How the CIA planted one of its agents as President of the French Republic

The man is clever. Like an illusionist, he has diverted their attention by offering them his private life as a spectacle and in posing in celebrity magazines, to the point of making them overlook his political history.

Let the sense of this article be fully understood: it is not to reproach Mr Sarkozy with his links of family, friends and professional contacts, but to reproach him with having hidden his links from the French people who believed that they were electing a free man.

To understand how a man in whom all agree they see an agent of the United States and Israel has been able to become the head of the Gaullist party, then the President of the French Republic, one must go back in time. Far back. We must follow a long digression during which we shall introduce the protagonists who are today taking their revenge.

Jul 25 01:21

Repubs Plot Israel-Iran Apocalypse and the Collapse of the US Economy

By Juan Cole

July 24, 2010 "Information Clearing House" -- The move is reminiscent of the 1998 letter the Project for a New American Century signatories sent to President Clinton, putting pressure on him to initiate war on Iraq. They did maneuver him into pulling out UN weapons inspectors and bombing Iraq. The US removal of the inspectors made the West blind as to the lack of Iraqi weapons programs, since their absence could no longer be certified. In turn, Iraq’s opaqueness as a result of the Clinton actions allowed the Bill Kristol crowd and the rest of the Israel, war industry and oil lobbies to propagandize America into the fruitless and ruinous Iraq War. Now they are repeating this pattern with regard to Iran.

Jul 25 00:28

KGB man: MI5 agent told me that David Kelly had been ‘exterminated'

"The mystery over the death of David Kelly took a further twist last night after a former KGB officer said he had evidence that the scientist did not commit suicide.

July 24, 2010

Jul 24 23:48

Censored Gulf news: US health and refugee humanitarian crisis. Day 100

Censored Gulf news: US health and refugee humanitarian crisis. Day 100
July 24, 10:23 PMHuman Rights ExaminerDeborah Dupre'
Dr. Riki Ott, toxicologist and humanitarian, has advised that three tough choices exist for Gulf Coast residents: 1) Leave, 2) Stay and wear a respirator, or 3) Become painfully il. EPA whistleblower, Hugh Kaufman explained this week that the "dispersant," Corexit, is meant to cause internal bleeding and IntelHub reports today, on Day 100 of the catastrophe, that evidence of acid rain and human suffering due to chemicals has become so clear, it is logically impossible to discredit it, yet a media black-out continues, enforced by black ops.

Jul 24 22:36

Israel’s friends at Westminster legislate to protect vilest criminals

By Stuart Littlewood

Israelis wanted for war crimes can sleep easier thanks to their friends and admirers in the British Establishment.

Yes, our brand-new coalition government intends providing a safe haven for the vilest of criminals.

Jul 24 22:24

BP OIL MASTERS, elite rulers above ALL law?

Monday, July 12, 2010
By Fahim A. Knight-El
This is what most Americans do not understand, BP functions as a sovereign government, it translate to mean that big oil answers to no one, but to their invisible Dynastic family bosses. The United States Congress and President Obama are deceptively giving the American people the impression that BP is answerable to the laws, rules, regulations and enactments of the United States Government (this is the furthest thing from the truth). BP makes the damn rules and their invisible tycoons are all sovereign and above all nations jurisprudence systems, what part of that doesn’t you understand?

Jul 24 21:10

6.0 Quake hits Tonga

Jul 24 20:50

Keys to Dictatorship in the Soviet Regions of America

Based on historical precedent, we contend that the major keys to soviet-style dictatorship are currently in place here in America.

In order for a dictator to rule, he/she must have, at minimum, the following three geographical and political elements in place:

  • One, or more, easily-manageable geographical regions as determined by the dictator;
  • Usurpation of the existing governmental structures by soviet-style council (or committee) members who are appointed (not elected) by the dictator and who are accountable only to him/her;
  • One, or more, military units which are accountable only to the unelected council which, in turn, is accountable only to the dictator.

  • Jul 24 18:48

    Israel Hiding Behind The “Iranian Threat”

    By Steven Zhou — “The Canadian Charger“

    With the recent formation of The Emergency Committee for Israel, the neoconservative and Likudnik characters on the American right have stepped up their anti-Iranian lobbying efforts. Among other things, they have again brought up how a nuclear Iran would pose an “imminent threat” that would tear the region apart.

    This renewed exaggeration of an Iranian threat to Israel comes at a time when Israel is clearly being shown to be a strategic liability to the U.S., a fact the Israel Lobby has so far concealed with great success.

    Jul 24 18:37

    The atomic mirror house: Iran, Brazil, Turkey and other emerging powers vs. the nuclear power

    By Tomás Rosa Bueno (Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran)

    Jul 24 18:09

    Another Example Of Failing U.S. Infrastructure: Iowa Dam Fails Causing 'Catastrophic' Flood

    A 300-foot-long breach in Lake Delhi Dam Saturday sent water spilling downstream and hundreds of people fleeing for safety in eastern Iowa...

    Jul 24 18:06

    Update on Laredo TX Border War: Multiple Ranches Taken over by Mexican Insurgents??

    A few conflicting reports, yet there has been no denial from the Sheriffs Dept whom would have jurisdiction in these remote areas.

    Jul 24 17:37

    Video: CNN Anchors Call For Crackdown on Bloggers...but wait ...there's more...

    Of all the occupations in the world - there is one - journalism - that one would expect to be at the vanguard in the battle to protect free speech.

    Jul 24 17:13

    The arrogance of American power

    Paul J. Balles argues that the continued presence of 1,000 American military bases outside the USA nearly two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union is a symptom of the arrogance of power that threatens local communities and ultimately the USA itself.

    ”What is America doing in Iraq and Afghanistan? It’s called 'nation building'. What business is it of America to be building other’s nations? It's really none of their business. It's nothing more than the arrogance of power.”

    Jul 24 16:37

    OMB's Latest Projections Estimates 250K Jobs Created Each Month Through End Of 2015

    Yesterday the OMB released its Mid-Season Review of the US Budget. In keeping with the encroaching Beijingization of all data releases, the administration now sees yet another decline in the 2010 budget deficit, this time a reduction of $84 billion compared to the February forecast. According to the budget office, despite a $33 billion projected drop in revenues, outlays will see an even greater haircut courtesy of "lower unemployment and government program" spending.

    Jul 24 16:29

    Feds/BP Covering Up Lethality/Dispersal depth Of Corexit

    EPA Whistleblower Says Federal Government Covering Up Lethality Of Corexit And Lying About BP Gulf Oil Spill Water Samples To Save BP Billions
    Alexander Higgins - July 24, 2010 at 5:29 pm
    HUGH KAUFMAN: Well, not only do you have airplanes flying and dropping them on the Gulf region, like Agent Orange in Vietnam, but a large amount of it is being shot into the water column at 5,000 feet to disperse the oil as it gushers out. And so, you have spread, according to the Associated Press, over perhaps over 44,000 square miles, an oil and dispersant mix. And what’s happened is, that makes it impossible to skim the oil out of the water....

    Jul 24 16:29

    Mass Grave Discovered in Colombia

    In the small town of La Macarena, Meta, 200 kilometers south of Bogotan and one of the hottest areas of the Colombian conflict, is the largest mass grave discovered in the recent history of Latin America The number of bodies "NN " buried without identification could reach 2,000, according to various sources and the residents themselves. Since 2005, the Army has been burying hundreds of bodies with orders to bury without identification.

    Jul 24 16:25

    French President Sarkozy: Israeli Spy!!

    Jul 24 16:21

    Ex-US judge pleads guilty to child prison scam

    Former Pennsylvania judge Michael Conahan has pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge for helping put juvenile defendants behind bars in exchange for bribes.

    He is accused along with former judge Mark Ciavarella of taking $2.8m (£1.8m) from a profit-making detention centres. Mr Ciavarella denies wrongdoing.

    Jul 24 15:43

    Cops Charge Irish Government With Treason

    When a national police association accuses its government of what amounts to treason it is time to sit up and pay attention.

    Michael O'Boyce, President of the Garda Representative Association (GRA), said at its annual conference in Limerick, at the end of April, 2010, that the Irish Government had been 'corrupted' and had been 'bought' by developers and bankers. (A garda is an Irish policeman, gardaí in the plural.)

    Mr. O'Boyce, speaking on behalf of the country's 11,000 gardaí, charged government ministers with sacrificing the country to protect 'wealthy cronies' who had bankrolled the leading government party, Fianna Fáil. Such criticism of a serving government by its police force is unprecedented in Irish history and extremely rare in any western democracy.

    Jul 24 15:11

    The Medical Evidence Pertaining to the JFK Assassination from the Doctors Who Tried to Save his Life

    The throat wound was made by the first of the two (or possibly more) bullets that struck Kennedy. It was not the fatal wound.

    The physicians who performed the autopsy did not see this wound in its original state, because it was obliterated by one of the Parkland doctors, Dr. Malcolm Perry, when he made a surgical incision over it in order to perform a tracheotomy. Therefore, only the doctors and nurses at Parkland hospital had a view of this wound in its original state.

    All of the Parkland doctors and the nurse who offered an opinion on the throat wound characterized it as an entrance wound.

    Jul 24 15:10


    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    On the day of the assassination; Kennedy was shot in the front of the throat, Governor Connolly was hit by a separate shot.

    Jul 24 14:18

    How to create your very own terrorist state

    Tim Coles takes us through 11 steps necessary to create a “terrorist state”. Using Yemen as a case study, he argues that these steps precisely match US and British policies in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran as well as Yemen to grow “very poisonous seeds”, some which have ripened while others are ripening.

    Jul 24 14:16

    Life on the border — the ranchers wish for security

    Life on the border — the ranchers
    by Hugh Holub on Jul.23, 2010
    Arizona Cattle Grower’s Association
    Restore Our Border (ROB) Security Plan
    The U.S./Mexico border in southern Arizona has become a lawless region. Criminals, bandits and an international organized crime unit are operating with impunity in the region. Their trades are burglary, home invasion, drug smuggling, human smuggling, murder, extortion and kidnapping rackets. These organized crime units have been terrorizing northern Mexico for 20 years and have been terrorizing Southern Arizona for at least 10 years. These entities are extremely violent and dangerous and they have now succeeded in creating terror in Southern Arizona as they have in Northern Mexico.

    Jul 24 14:15

    This Time We Went Too Far: review of Norman Finkelstein’s book on Israel’s Gaza blitzkrieg

    Stuart Littlewood reviews Norman Finkelstein’s book, This Time We Went Too Far, which “pulls together the facts surrounding Israel's blitzkrieg on Gaza” and “plots the long lead-up and the reverberating aftermath”. Painstakingly researched and written in an easy-flowing style, it is “a valuable working document for anyone engaged in the struggle or just wishing to learn the truth”.

    Jul 24 13:37

    CLIMATEGATE - Peru declares emergency over cold weather

    The Peruvian government has declared a state of emergency in more than half the country due to cold weather.

    Most of the areas affected are in the south, where temperatures regularly drop below zero centigrade at this time of year.

    However, this time temperatures have dropped to as low as -24C.

    Jul 24 13:33

    Archbishop: Theodosios Atallah Hanna: The Israeli occupation is the result of a promise given to the Israelis by Lord Balfour and not by God.”

    Elias Harb: Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor Eli Wiesel has claimed in varies publications that Jews, Christians and Muslims are able to build their homes anywhere in Jerusalem and that only under Israeli sovereignty had freedom of worship for all religions been assured in the city. How do you respond to that?

    Archbishop Theodosios: The facts on the ground say exactly the opposite, more and more Muslims and Christians are having great difficulties in entering the city. We see thousands are denied the entry to their holiest sites.

    Jul 24 12:18

    New jets (F35s) look like a bad bargain (for Canadian Forces)

    The Times Colonist provided the following comparison figures:

    The CF-18s currently in use have a top speed of Mach 1.8, range of 3,700 kilometres and 138 planes are available. They cost $29 million each.

    The F35s have a lower top speed, at Mach 1.67, reduced range at 2,200 kilometres and 65 planes will -- maybe -- be available for use in six years. They will cost $139 million each.

    It appears we are paying five times as much for a machine with poorer performance and, at the same time, cutting the size of our fleet by 50 per cent.

    Jul 24 12:10

    Anger Rises Over U.S. Tax Dollars for Settlements

    Anger has arisen in Palestinian areas over reports that millions of tax-exempt dollars from the U.S. are being funneled towards Israel's illegal settlement building in the Palestinian West Bank -- in flagrant violation of international law.

    Jul 24 11:19

    Oldest Palestinian woman in detention subjected to cruel interrogation rounds

    Fathiya Suwais, 57, has been subjected to cruel interrogation rounds and severe torture at the hands of Israeli investigators in Jalama detention center ever since her incarceration five days ago, the Ahrar center for prisoners' studies and human rights reported.

    Fuad Al-Khafsh, the center's director, said in a press release on Saturday, that the Shabak investigators deprived the old woman from sleep and forced her to stand for long hours while blindfolded and handcuffed without any consideration for her age or health condition.

    Jul 24 11:07

    Israel’s Attack on Iran–A 15 Minute War To Save A Dying Theocratic Ethno-State?

    As we approach that “great day of reckoning” viz-a-viz (what appears to be) the impending and unavoidable attack on Iran by the Jewish state, it is important to keep in mind the motto of Israel’s Mossad that “By way of deception thou shalt make wars”.

    And given that indeed it is the Jewish state and her interests (and them alone) managing all aspects of the propaganda machinery for this conflict, we can be rest assured that–employing the aforementioned motto of Israel’s intelligence service–not an ounce of truth exists in any of it. From top to bottom, left to right and alpha to omega it is nothing more than a hologram and high-production hoax of sorts meant to prepare the collective mind for the before, during and after effects of what this attack is intended to produce.

    Jul 24 11:06

    Doubts surface on North Korea's role in ship sinking

    The way U.S. officials see it, there's little mystery behind the most notorious shipwreck in recent Korean history.

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton calls the evidence "overwhelming" that the Cheonan, a South Korean warship that sank in March, was hit by a North Korean torpedo. Vice President Joe Biden has cited the South Korean-led panel investigating the sinking as a model of transparency.

    But challenges to the official version of events are coming from an unlikely place: within South Korea.

    Jul 24 11:04

    NATO: Taliban claims to have captured 2 U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan

    Two American soldiers went missing after driving off their base in Kabul on Friday afternoon, and the Taliban later claimed to have captured them in eastern Afghanistan, NATO officials said Saturday, the same day five U.S. troops were killed in the south.

    Jul 24 10:41

    The blackest hearts: War crimes in Iraq

    As Green was executing the family, Cortez finished raping Abeer and switched positions with Barker. Green came out of the bedroom and announced to Barker and Cortez, "They're all dead. I killed them all." Cortez held Abeer down and Green raped her. Then Cortez pushed a pillow over her face, still pinning her arms with his knees. Green grabbed the AK, pointed the gun at the pillow, and fired one shot, killing Abeer.

    The men were becoming extremely frenzied and agitated now. Barker brought a kerosene lamp he had found in the kitchen and dumped the contents on Abeer. Spielman handed a lighter to either Barker or Cortez, who lit the flame. Spielman went to the bedroom and found some blankets to throw on the body to stoke the fire.

    Jul 24 10:30

    Warmington: Cops had hands 'cuffed

    As downtown Toronto witnessed burning police cars and a small group of thugs on a rampage, a police source tells me the only thing that stopped the officers from doing that was an order telling them not to. They tell me they could have rounded up all, or most of them, in no time.

    I have had several frontline police officers tell me they were told not to get involved.

    Jul 24 10:26

    Hizbullah Possible Culprit in Juarez Car Bomb

    A car bomb that exploded July 15 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, may indicate that Mexican drug cartels are being assisted by Hizbullah terrorists. This possibility means that the U.S. may be faced with a Muslim terror threat south of its border that is not completely unlike the terror presence Israel deals with on its southern and northern borders.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Car bombs are certainly not the exclusive provenance of Hezbullah: Israel has used cell phone detonated care bombs for extrajudicial assassinations.

    As reported at:


    "Israel has also made use of cell phone technology in its campaign against Palestinian militants. Israel's internal security service is alleged to have assassinated Palestinian bomb-maker Yahya Ayyash, aka "The Engineer", with an exploding cell phone in 1996."

    This article offers utterly nothing which could be construed as hard evidence for such a link.

    Notice the feeble use of language throughout this piece, attempting to create linkages where none can be proven.

    One has to wonder if this article has been placed to set up an enviornment in which some kind of "false flag" attack will take place here in the US, blamed on Hezbullah, and off we go against Iran.

    Jul 24 10:18

    Israeli soldiers attack photographers covering West Bank demonstration

    Israeli soldiers attacked a group of local photojournalists in the West Bank last week as they were covering demonstrations in the area for three international news agencies, according to the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).

    IFJ has learnt that three photographers were attacked by soldiers on Saturday as they covered a demonstration taking place in Beit Omar, near Hebron. They were Hazem Bader from French news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP), Reuters Abdul Rahim Al-Aqusini and Associated Press Abdul Hafiz Hashlamoun. One photographer said he was hit by a baton and the other lost his hearing after a stun grenade exploded near him.

    Jul 24 10:02

    Jewish settlers seize Palestinian land in W. Bank, turn it to outpost

    Extremist Jewish settlers seized a land belonging to Palestinians coming from Bethlehem and Al-Khalil (Hebron), local security sources said on Saturday.

    Three mobile homes were placed by settlers over a piece of land belonging to Palestinian citizen Abdulrahaman Sultan, in Bwaida in Al-Khalil.

    The settlers did this under the supervision of Israeli soldiers, media and public relations department in the local police said.

    Jul 24 10:02

    (Signed) To Lebanon With Love!

    Jul 24 09:47

    Containing China Is A Fool's Errand. Yet Obama's Deal with Indonesian Thugs Is Aimed at Exactly That

    Yesterday’s announcement by the Obama administration that it is resuming military ties with the mass-murdering war criminals of Indonesia’s special forces ought to give us pause. Because the new relationship with Kopassus, the Indonesian thugs, has little or nothing to do with concrete U.S. interests in Indonesia – do we have any, anyway? – and everything to do with building a Great Wall around China.

    Jul 24 09:47

    Bill Kristol’s ‘Emergency Committee?’ Give me a break

    By Stephen M. Walt – Foreign Policy

    Via Ben Smith at Politico, we learn that the usual suspects have started yet another organization whose objective is to promote a hard-right, Likudnik agenda in the Middle East. The new group apparently intends to go after anyone who thinks U.S. Middle East policy has been less than totally successful in recent years, and who is willing to think for themselves (and U.S. interests), instead of reflexively echoing the positions favored by AIPAC and other groups in the “status quo” lobby.

    Jul 24 09:45

    Wikipedia Revisionism by Israeli Pressure Groups

    CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) is not in fact an organization devoted to fairness in journalism. … Its members also mounted a covert and conspiratorial attempt to edit all Wikipedia articles to slant them toward a rightwing Zionist perspective, and they were banned from Wikipedia when the plot was outed. The organization occasionally succeeds in correcting errors, but only in the same way that a fanatical Khomeinist would easily be able to find and correct errors in US journalism about the Islamic Republic of Iran. It isn´t that ideologues want fairness– they want to impose their blindered narrative on everyone else.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    That may explain why Wikipedia keeps deleting articles about What Really Happened and Michael Rivero

    Jul 24 09:43

    US Rejects Chinese Claims to Spratly Islands

    The United States has rejected the claims of the Chinese government to territorial control of a number of tiny islands in the South China Sea, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton insisting the US had a strong “national interest” in ensuring the islands remain open.

    Though long of little real value, the islands are said to have a significant oil and natural gas deposit, and the claims over the territorial waters around the islands could be valuable in expanding shipping in the region.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    This is an issue for China, and all the countries claiming rights to these islands, to resolve among themselves.

    That can be accomplished, and doesn't need US interference for this to happen.

    Jul 24 09:37

    Senate Rejects War Bill, Puts House on the Spot

    The move will delay final approval of the bill yet again, until the House meets once again to vote on the bill. In the meantime the Pentagon is complaining that their war accounts are “drying up” as the costs of the endless war in Afghanistan continues to spiral.

    It is widely expected that the House will, in the end, approve the funds for the war, but it will likely come with another series of debates, and it is so far unclear when the House will take the issue up.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    One more cent on these immoral, illegal wars without end, is one cent too many.

    The only way the Vietnam war finally came to a conclusion was that Congress ultimately defunding it.

    Jul 24 09:32

    Venezuela Warns Colombia Against Inciting a Conflict

    Venezuela’s defense minister on Friday warned Colombia against provoking a conflict after President Hugo Chávez severed ties with the nation and placed his military on alert.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    As reported on 2 July 2010 at:


    "On the 2nd July 2010 the Costa Rica Congress authorized the entry of 46 U.S. warships capable of carrying 200 helicopters and warplanes, plus 7,000 U.S. Marines "who may circulate the country in uniform without any restrictions" , plus submarine killer ships to the Costa Rican coast for "anti-narcotics operations and humanitarian missions' between 1st July 2010 until 31st December 2010."

    Although the "good reason" for this deployment was, allegedly drug interdiction, the "real reason" may be far more ominous.

    Venezuela's Chavez has been a thorn in the side of the US government for a long time.

    Also, as reported on 13 July 2010 at:


    Venezuela revels in oil reserves, challenges remain

    "Venezuela hopes to catapult past Saudi Arabia as the world leader in certified crude oil reserves when it finishes registering oil deposits in its vast Orinoco Belt this year.

    An increase of 22.5 percent in the Latin American country's reserves was behind OPEC's announcement last week that the group's proven reserves rose in 2009 to 1.06 trillion barrels."

    The massive oil wealth that was to have been the "payoff" for the American invasion and occupation of Iraq never materialized.

    Nearly nine years on, that US geopolitical "vision" of the installation of pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil, appears to be no closer to reality than it was the day before the US and NATO invaded Afghanistan.

    At this point, Venezuela oil is nationalized, a situation the US would love to see reversed.

    I have a very difficult time in believing that the timing of this July deployment of US military to Costa Rica, coupled with the escalating tensions between Columbia (the US's "good buddy" in the region) and Venezuela, can possibly be viewed as accidental.

    Jul 24 09:20

    Magazine exposes 'double life' of Vatican's gay priests

    NOT FOR the first time in recent months, an Italian media source yesterday revealed embarrassing details of a flourishing gay “scene” within the Holy See in Rome.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    It's enough to make the Pope choke on his choir boy!

    Jul 24 09:19

    Israel Rejects UN Plan to Probe Flotilla Raid

    Israel has rejected a decision by the United Nations Human Rights Council to investigate the Israeli raid on a Gaza aid flotilla two months ago. Commandos stormed the ships as the vessels tried to run the Israeli blockade. Nine pro-Palestinian activists were killed.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    "We have already investigated and concluded that those dead aid workers all committed suicide by impaling themselves on our bullets.

    37 times.

    In the back."

    Jul 24 09:07

    North Korea Vows 'Nuclear' Response To U.S. Military Exercises

    North Korea vowed Saturday to respond with "powerful nuclear deterrence" to joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises poised to begin this weekend, saying the drills amount to a provocation that would prompt "retaliatory sacred war."

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    I have seen variations of this story floating about from several different sources, and I have one, logical question: why would North Korea do something so colossally stupid that it would virtually guarantee it would be bombed into oblivion by the US?!?

    The North Korean leadership is many things, but....suicidal?!?

    I think not.

    That being said, I have to wonder whether or not the US is being set up by its own desperate government, saddled with an unrepayable national debt, two wars (going very badly), staggering unemployment, the Gulf oil catastrophe, and totally failing foreign and domestic policies, for some kind of "false flag" operation to be blamed on the North Koreans.

    This being an election year, the Obama administration desperately needs "the mother of all distractions" to attempt to keep the American people from focusing on all that has gone so wretchedly wrong under this administration's watch.

    Jul 24 08:56

    US bank failures reach 108 for 2010

    Seven more local and regional banks have closed their doors in the United States, bringing the total number of US bank failures to 103 this year, federal bank regulators announced.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Whether the headline numbers, stating 108 banks have closed, or the number of banks indicated in the body of the article, 103, have closed, to have over 100 US banks fail is a pretty ominous sign for the future of this economy.

    Jul 24 08:52

    CLIMATEGATE - What Climate Change kooks (global warming cultist) don't want you to see

    Jul 24 08:51

    Police to experiment with blinding 'Dazer Laser'?

    Perhaps "Don't Dazer Laser me, bro" doesn't quite trip off the tongue. However, police in the Northwest may soon be experimenting with the Dazer Laser, a tool which, well, shoots, blinds, and disorients.

    The Dazer Laser is a gun that emits a green light at suspects and causes them to temporarily lose their sight and wonder whether they might have been transported to an alternative galaxy.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Looks like the phrase "to protect and serve" is about to take on a whole new meaning for citizens of the Pacific Northwest.

    But what is going to happen when this device is deployed, and someone winds up permanently blinded by it?!?

    Jul 24 08:48

    White House Predicts Record $1.47 Trillion Deficit

    New estimates from the White House on Friday predict the budget deficit will reach a record $1.47 trillion this year. The government is borrowing 41 cents of every dollar it spends.

    The new estimates paint a grim unemployment picture as the economy experiences a relatively jobless recovery. The unemployment rate, presently averaging 9.5 percent, would average 9 percent next year under the new estimates.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    I think that both these estimates, on the deficit itself, and the unemployment numbers, are have been pegged significantly lower than the real numbers on either of these issues.

    Jul 24 08:48


    Regular readers of this Blog should have a pretty good idea of where I stand on certain issues. In case you missed my views of the organisation known as J Street, they can be read HERE.

    Today there was a piece posted at the Jerusalem Post, a piece written by zionism’s most prolific McCarthyite, denouncing McCarthyism. It’s funny to see how a twisted mind like Dershowitz’s operates. HERE you can find some of his latest McCarthyite tactics, and below is his tirade from today’s JP.

    Jul 24 08:47


    Slowly but surely, the ‘only Democracy in the Middle East’ is turning into the only fascist state in the Middle East.

    Jul 24 08:18

    US Senate deals blow to global climate talks

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A year and a half after President Barack Obama breathed new life into global talks on a climate treaty, the United States is back in a familiar role -- the holdout.

    The Senate's decision Thursday to shelve legislation on climate change is certain to cast a long shadow over December's meeting in Cancun, Mexico that will work on a successor to the Kyoto Protocol.

    Obama's Democratic allies acknowledged they lacked votes to approve the first-ever US plan restricting carbon emissions blamed for global warming. The task is unlikely to get easier soon, with Democrats facing tight congressional elections in November.

    Jul 24 08:02

    Florida church sponsors 'International Burn A Koran Day'

    The Dove World Outreach Center, a non-denominational church in Gainesville FL, is planning to mark this year's anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with a little bonfire of Korans, the holy book of Islam. They even have a Facebook page with a mission statement to justify their actions:

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    "The Koran prohibits pedophilia, and we just cannot ALLOW that to go unchallenged!!!!!"

    Jul 24 08:00

    Scientists Confirm Matt Simmons Claim by discovering 2 Giant Underwater Oil Spills

    It's official -- the oil plumes USF scientists found deep underwater in the Gulf are definitely from the BP blowout. USF researchers said Friday they used chemical fingerprints to directly tie the clouds of oil to the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
    Jul 24 07:59

    Handcuffed to history in South Asia

    by Aijaz Zaka Syed

    I sometimes wonder if Shakespeare had India and Pakistan’s leaders in mind when he wrote those immortal lines in As You Like It: “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts.”

    No matter who is in power in Delhi or Islamabad, the script of the carefully choreographed diplomatic spectacle never seems to change. From their famous encounter at Tashkent to the tense handshakes at Simla and Agra, and from Vajpayee’s historic bus trip to Lahore to the bitterness of Kargil, the more the narrative changes, the more it remains the same.

    Jul 24 07:55

    BP tries to limit release of oil spill research

    Faced with hundreds of lawsuits and a deep need for experts, BP has been offering some Gulf Coast scientists lucrative consulting contracts that bar them from releasing their findings on the company's massive oil spill for three years.

    Some scientists say the contracts constrain academic freedom. A few signed the agreements, then changed their minds.

    Jul 24 07:55

    Scientists Confirm Underwater Plumes Are From Spill

    Florida researchers said Friday that they had for the first time conclusively linked vast plumes of microscopic oil droplets drifting in the Gulf of Mexico to the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

    The scientists, from the University of South Florida, matched samples taken from the plumes with oil from the leaking well provided by BP. The findings were the first direct confirmation that the plumes were linked to the spill, although federal scientists had said there was overwhelming circumstantial evidence tying them to BP’s well.

    Jul 24 07:53

    Healthcare Bill Will Cost Hawaii Taxpayers $204 Million,

    Jul 24 07:51


    Jul 24 07:50

    North Korea Warns of Nuclear Response to Naval Exercises

    North Korea said it would counter U.S. and South Korean joint naval exercises with “nuclear deterrence” after the Obama administration said the government in Pyongyang shouldn’t take any provocative steps.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Folks, this has to be a really major mistranslation or an outright lie. Nobody attacks a fleet carrying out a training exercise, certainly not with such an expensive and rare item as a nuclear weapon. Why would North Korea commit an act of war when war is what thy wish to avoid? This story just does not make any sense, except as part of a drumbeat to justify restarting the Korean war.

    Jul 24 07:47


    Of course these same talking heads make no mention of Joe the Plumber who reputation was smeared by professional journalists.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Nor do they mention how the corporate media helped lie us all into war with Iraq. Then there were earlier embarrassments.

    # NBC Dateline defames a trucking company in a report which manufactured claims of unsafe driving. NBC had to pay a half million in damages.

    # CNN/Time - On June 7th, 1998, CNN reported that a Vietnam veteran had accused the Department of Defense of using nerve gas on it's own troops. While hardly the first time that the US has used chemicals against it's own people, this story proved to be un confirmable, and in the face of pressure from the Department of Defense, CNN retracted on July 2nd, 1998. Several reporters were fired, but CNN's Peter Arnett keeps his job by reminding everyone that he just reads what's given to him and has no way of knowing if it's true or not. At last report, Arnett, CNN and TIME have been sued for 100 million dollars for defaming the officers accused of the Sarin gas attacks.

    # Steve Brill - Long time DNC donor Steven Brill created a magazine called "Brill's Content" and then shot his own magazine down with the debut issue, which instead of criticizing media offered up a 22 page attack on Kenneth Starr which was then used by the White House to again try to impede the investigation. No sooner had the Brill article debuted than virtually everyone interviewed for the article came forward to claim they had been misquoted and in one case to deny totally the statements attributed to them. Brill's shrill insistence that his quotes were indeed accurate and checked fell apart when one of the interviewees produced a tape recording of the interview. Brill was then forced to retract and apologize.

    # Salon - An online magazine funded by Clinton donors, Salon, like Brill, was created to lend an air of credibility to some pretty silly accusations nobody else in the mainstream media would touch. Typical was the story Salon ran accusing Kenneth Starr of paying off witness David Hale. Upon examination, it turned out that Salon's sole source for the accusation was a woman who was a Clinton delegate, and had once worked for detectives trying to find dirt on Kenneth Starr. A (failed) professional psychic, she claimed she could control the rain with her mind and that it was she, not General Norman Schwartzkoppf, who had guided our troops to victory in Desert Storm. One of the reporters working for Salon is Jonathan Broder, who was fired from the Chicago Tribune for plagiarism.

    # Stephen Glass - A reporter at the New Republic, Stephen wrote several award winning articles which reinforced the liberal's preconceived notions about conservatives and the nation at large. One example involved a story of a conservative conference that degenerated into drug use and group sex. The story passed editorial review and ran without basic fact checking. The story turned out to be a fabrication, along with almost 1/3 of the total work product of Glass's career at New Republic.

    # Patricia Smith resigns her job at the Boston Globe after having to admit she fabricated characters for one of her stories. Later investigation shows that 52 of her articles for the newspaper cannot be verified as factual. Smith had been a finalist for a Pulitzer prize at the time of her disgrace.

    # Mike Barnicle refused to resign his job at the Boston Globe after having been caught plagiarizing, and was fired. It was not the first time he had been investigated for fraud in his articles. Barnicle was suspended without pay for two months, which prompted an accusation of racial bias from the NAACP due to the difference in treatment between the white Barnicle and the black Pat Smith.

    # The Weekly Standard settles a big lawsuit with Deepak Chopra.

    # Both CNN and Tom Brokaw settle out-of-court with Richard Jewell.

    # The Wall Street Journal loses a record libel suit filed by a Texas company, paying $200-million in damages.

    Jul 24 07:46

    Bankruptcy filings up 25% over last year

    The number of bankruptcy filings in Massachusetts surged by 25 percent in the first six months of the year, as many consumers struggled with job losses, changing credit card terms and foreclosures.

    Jul 24 07:44

    US-led strike kills dozens of civilians

    A US-led air strike has reputedly left dozens of civilians dead in Afghanistan, raising concerns about the growing number of civilian casualties in the country.

    The late Friday bombardment took place in the city of Sangin in southern Helmand Province. Locals told Press TV that the attack has also injured seven children in Helmand Province.

    Those injure were taken to the city's Central Hospital. Foreign forces and Afghan officials have yet to comment on the incident.

    Jul 24 07:42

    Germany Weighs Tax on the Obese

    "I think that it would be sensible if those who deliberately lead unhealthy lives would be held financially accountable for that," Wanderwitz said, according to Reuters.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Remember what happened the last time Germany started obsessing about creating the perfect healthy race?

    Jul 24 07:31

    Afghan conference endorses indefinite occupation

    The international foreign ministers conference held in Kabul Tuesday formally endorsed President Hamid Karzai's proposed 2014 target for Afghan forces to assume the lead responsibility for the country's security, while acknowledging that the foreign occupation will continue indefinitely.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 



    In Afghan fields the poppies grow.
    Between the crosses.
    Row on row.

    Jul 24 07:30

    EXPOSED! - G20 Police in Black Bloc Anarchist

    Ok here is the part of Nation's Deathbed that shows the police provocateurs. They are dressed as aggressive protesters carrying rocks. They try to start something and are spotted as police. The police provocateurs have to dive into the police line for safety. They are "arrested". Someone caught a picture of the boots and the police and "protesters" all have the same boots on. I recommend watching the whole movie.

    Jul 24 07:28

    House OK's possible Israeli raid on Iran

    Neoconservatives who were instrumental in orchestrating the Iraq War, such as Bill Kristol and Reuel Marc Gerecht, have led the stepped up calls for military action.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    "As long as the stupid American Goyim pay for it and use up their own kids to do it, of course!"

    Jul 24 07:23

    Betrayal of a hero: Soldier amputee loses benefits after walking 400 yards on artificial leg

    After losing a leg in Afghanistan, Private Aron Shelton was determined not to surrender to his disability.

    The brave 26-year-old learned to walk again with a prosthetic limb and, although it leaves him in great pain, can cover more than 400 yards unaided.

    His reward? He has been ordered to return the adapted Vauxhall Vectra he was given in lieu of £180 a month disability living allowance.

    Jul 24 07:22

    Another iPhone glitch: Holidaymakers hit with huge bills for surfing web abroad - even with internet switched OFF

    Owners of Apple's iPhone have been warned of a new problem that could see them unfairly charged hundreds of pounds for using them on holiday.

    People with smart phones face big bills if they connect to the internet over the mobile phone network while overseas to check and send emails or browse the web.

    Most holidaymakers turn off this function when abroad in order to avoid a nasty shock.

    But some people who turn off this function on their iPhone are still being hit with enormous bills once they get home, it has been claimed.

    Jul 24 07:20

    Finland targeted for EU/IMF austerity demands

    Last month, Finland was issued with a warning by the European Union commission over the size of its budget deficit, which is expected to rise above 4 percent of GDP this year. Finland, Cyprus and Denmark were censured for breaching the limit for budget deficits of 3 percent of GDP which the EU stability pact imposes on member states.

    Jul 24 07:19

    New York State Demands Billions From BofA and Merrill Lynch

    - New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli sued Merrill Lynch and Bank of America on Thursday, claiming that both companies knew that Merrill Lynch had tens of billions of dollars in unreported losses from the subprime mortgage meltdown. BofA shareholders, ignorant of the financial morass, authorized the $29.1 billion acquisition of Merrill Lynch, which quickly torpedoed profits, according to the federal complaints.

    "BOA shareholders were deprived of information that was material to their vote, and an overwhelming 82 percent of votes, including those based upon all of plaintiff's approximately 18 million BOA shares, were cast in favor of the merger on December 5, 2008," DiNapoli wrote in one of two complaints - one against BofA and the other against Merrill Lynch.

    Jul 24 07:18

    Paul and Kucinich say "nip it in the bud"

    Our two favorite congressional designated dissenters, Kucinich and Paul, make another attempt to slow up the foreign interventions by introducing a resolution to force a debate on the House floor next week aimed at compelling the Obama administration to pull U.S. military forces from Pakistan. Miss Hillary just came back from Pakistan pledging billions to them to keep up the 'fight' so don't look for much of a debate.

    Jul 24 07:11

    Terrorism case baffles remote Alaska town

    The plea agreements state that Rockwood, 35, had become an adherent of extremist Islam who had prepared a list of assassination targets, including U.S. service members. And, though no plot to carry out the killings was revealed, he had researched methods of execution, including guns and explosives, the agreements say.

    Jul 24 07:10

    Catholic church embarrassed by gay priests revelations

    The Catholic church, already reeling from a string of clerical sex abuse scandals, is facing new embarrassment after an Italian magazine published an investigation into what it termed the double life of gay priests in Rome.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    "I could just SPIT!" -- Pope Benny the Rat

    Jul 24 07:08

    Afghan bombing kills 5 U.S. service members

    U.S. troop deaths have reached their highest levels of the nine-year war. Last month a record 60 Americans were killed in Afghanistan; the most recent fatalities bring the tally for July to more than 50.

    Jul 24 07:05

    Threats of A "Preemptive War" against Venezuela: Venezuela & Colombia break Relations: Mounting Tensions on Border

    President Chavez ordered maximum alert on Venezuela’s border with Colombia after the Uribe administration made grave accusations against Venezuela claiming the Chavez government harbors terrorists and terrorist training camps

    Jul 24 06:56

    Israel Braces Itself for a UN Fact Finding Mission by Gilad Atzmon

    Israel faces another disastrous report as an 'Independent and impartial' fact-finding team appointed by the UN Human Rights Council will look into Israel's 'violations of international law' during her commando raid on the Gaza-bound Turkish ship.

    Seemingly the UN Human Rights Council wasn’t overwhelmingly impressed by Israel's own ‘truth finding’ missions. I guess that this is understandable. The Israelis should accept the UN concerns. It is very uncommon to let the murderer or the rapist investigate himself.

    Jul 24 06:55

    quakes - whole lotta shakin going on!

    Jul 24 06:41

    Hypocrisy? Gen. Petraeus slams Taliban for 'indiscriminate' civilian kills in Afghanistan

    But if one were to take a step back and think critically - what do we have to compare the actions of our chosen enemies to so we can determine what can be considered "indiscriminate?"

    Jul 24 05:09


    The Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) has confirmed the worst fears of its creator President Harry Truman that it might degenerate into “an American Gestapo.” It has been just that for so long it is beyond redemption. It represents 60 years of failure and fascism utterly at odds with the spirit of a democracy and needs to be closed, permanently.

    Jul 24 03:10

    Rep. Rangel Wrangling to Reinstate Slavery in the United States

    As the two-year investigation into the alleged wrongdoings of Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) which I’ve already written about here and here comes to an end, the soon-to-be dis-Honorable (I hope, but I’m not holding my breath) Rangel wants young Americans to become slaves of the State. He has sponsored H.R. 5741 which proposes:

    “To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or in civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, and for other purposes.”

    Jul 24 02:56

    Shadow Banking Makes A Comeback

    Credit conditions are improving for speculators and bubblemakers, but they continue to worsen for households, consumers and small businesses. An article in the Wall Street Journal confirms that the Fed's efforts to revive the so-called shadow banking system is showing signs of progress. Financial intermediaries have been taking advantage of low rates and easy terms to fund corporate bonds, stocks and mortgage-backed securities. Thus, the reflating of high-risk financial assets has resumed, thanks to the Fed's crisis-engendering monetary policy and extraordinary rescue operations. Here's an excerpt from the Wall Street Journal:

    July 23, 2010

    Jul 23 21:06

    USDA Vilsack/Obama/DOJ shaft black farmers in lawsuit

    Vilsack Must Keep Black Farmers on their Land
    By Cynthia McKinney
    July 22, 2010
    "Unfortunately however, Secretary Vilsack has also thrown Black Farmers under the bus. To date, despite abundant headlines to the contrary, Black Farmers, including the named plaintiffs in Pigford v. Glickman (1997), Lucious Abrams and Cecil Brewington have not even had a meeting with USDA, to settle their discrimination claim. Others who did receive settlements were then harassed by the Internal Revenue Service and had their bank accounts frozen and their Social Security payments offset by any government payments, including stimulus payments.
    "Claimants got paid, but actual farmers did not.

    Jul 23 20:41

    Big bonuses at Citigroup despite huge losses

    "This morning's report begs the question: how badly does a Wall Street bank have to screw up before they don't shower themselves in billions of dollars of bonus pay?"

    Jul 23 20:37

    Oil Rig’s Siren Was Kept Silent, Technician Says

    The emergency alarm on the Deepwater Horizon was not fully activated the day the oil rig caught fire and exploded, killing 11 people and setting off the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a rig worker on Friday told a government panel investigating the accident.

    The worker, Mike Williams, the rig’s chief electronics technician, said the general safety alarm was habitually set to “inhibited” to avoid waking up the crew with late-night sirens and emergency lights.

    Jul 23 20:32

    ‘Governments Are Not Going to Change This. We Have To’: Antony Loewenstein on Israel/Palestine, the Internet and more

    By Alex Kane — Desertpeace

    With “peace talks” between the Palestinian Authority and Israel seeming more and more like a dead end, many people around the world, including dissident Jewish voices, are turning to grassroots activism to pressure Israel to end the ongoing occupation of the Palestinian territories.

    Recently, Jewish Voice for Peace launched a campaign to pressure TIAA-CREF, one of the largest financial services in the U.S., to divest from companies that profit off of the Israeli occupation. Yesterday, the Olympia Food Co-Op, located in the hometown of Rachel Corrie, the American peace activist killed by an Israeli bulldozer, announced a decision to boycott Israeli goods at their two locations.

    Jul 23 20:23

    FRANKLIN LAMB: Anyone really serious about allowing Palestinians their civil rights?

    “In Palestine our home was stolen and in Lebanon I cannot own one. Worse than this, it bothers me and my family that Zionists can now sell my land in Palestine to foreigners while as a Palestinian in Lebanon I cannot buy a temporary home” — Darwish [A school teacher in South Lebanon]

    Shatila Palestinian Refugee Camp, Beirut

    “Some members of Parliament prefer that the camps explode and then they will insist that “Palestinian security problems must be resolved before Parliament can consider giving them civils rights”—meaning several more years of delay.That would be a disaster for all concerned.” — Ahmad’, Resident of Al-Buss refugee camp, Tyre, Lebanon

    Jul 23 19:55

    Veteran columnist Eric Margolis fired by Toronto Sun - his views are "displeasing to Ottawa"

    Veteran Sun op-ed columnist Eric Margolis is another casualty of Sun Media's shift to the far right, with little regard for longevity or popularity.

    "I wrote for the Sun chain for 27 years because it allowed me total freedom of expression even when the editors disagreed with my opinions - something very rare in the media," Margolis told Toronto Sun Family in an e-mail today.

    "This policy has changed. My views are displeasing to Ottawa," he says. "Accordingly, the Sun and I are parting company."

    Jul 23 19:33

    Gerald Celente: Washington Is Paid Off, Only Ron Paul Has Credibility

    Earlier today US President Barack Obama signed a bill that is the most comprehensive financial law to be enacted since the Great Depression. The law, which got final approval from the Senate last week, targets the kind of Wall Street risk-taking that helped trigger a global financial meltdown in 2007-2009. Gerald Celente says that this is only going to harm and will not do enough to change Wall Street.

    Jul 23 19:20


    Jul 23 18:16

    Exclusive Intifada Interview with Archbishop Theodosios (Atallah) Hanna

    “For those who use the Bible to support Israel need to differentiate between God promise and Balfour promise, because the occupation is the result of a promise given to the Israelis by Lord Balfour and not by God.” Archbishop Theodosios

    Jul 23 18:15

    BP Hires Prison Labor to Clean Up Spill While Coastal Residents Struggle

    the first few days after BP's Deepwater Horizon wellhead exploded, spewing crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, cleanup workers could be seen on Louisiana beaches wearing scarlet pants and white t-shirts with the words "Inmate Labor" printed in large red block letters. Coastal residents, many of whom had just seen their livelihoods disappear, expressed outrage at community meetings; why should BP be using cheap or free prison labor when so many people were desperate for work? The outfits disappeared overnight.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Unflipping believable.

    Jul 23 18:11

    Some insurers stop writing new coverage for kids

    ome major health insurance companies will no longer issue certain types of policies for children, an unintended consequence of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law, state officials said Friday.

    Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty said several big insurers in his state will stop issuing new policies that cover children individually. Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland said a couple of local insurers in her state are doing likewise.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    One has to wonder if this is what Pelosi meant when she made the statement that Congress had to pass the health care bill in order to see what was in it!

    Jul 23 17:43

    UT researchers discover water on the moon is widespread, similar to Earth's

    Researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are once again turning what scientists thought they knew about the moon on its head.

    Last fall, researchers, including Larry Taylor, a distinguished professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, discovered "lunar dew" on the moon's surface -- absorbed "water" in the uppermost layers of lunar soil. This discovery of water debunked beliefs held since the return of the first Apollo rocks that the moon was bone-dry.

    Now, scientists, including Taylor and Yang Liu, research assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, have discovered that water on the moon is more widespread -- on the outside and inside of the moon -- with some similarities to water in volcanic systems on Earth.

    Jul 23 17:42

    Sunshine helps your body fight disease

    Getting more sun may directly boost your body's ability to fight disease, according to a groundbreaking study conducted by researchers from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and published in the journal Nature Immunology.

    In laboratory tests, researchers found that the immune cells responsible for seeking out and destroying pathogens, known as T cells, cannot function if the body's vitamin D levels are too low.

    "We have discovered that the first stage in the activation of a T cell involves vitamin D," researcher Carsten Geisler said. "If the T cells cannot find enough vitamin D in the blood, they won't even begin to mobilize."

    Jul 23 17:38

    Florida Libertarian Accuses Scott Rasmussen of GOP Bias, Electioneering

    Much like Rocky Balboa, the famed Philly underdog, Alex Snitker keeps getting knocked to the mat, but always comes up swinging. The former U.S. Marine and Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate who crashed a media-sponsored candidate forum in Sarasota last month has now set his sights on the man who he feels has wronged him, and the voting public...

    Jul 23 17:38

    BP Fish Oil Plus

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    Jul 23 17:25

    Obama trebles drone attacks on Pak Taliban

    Missile attacks by US drones in Pakistan, targeting Pakistani Taliban militias have more than trebled under the Obama administration. A study by BBC Urdu service shows that there have been 87 drone attacks between President Obama taking charge on January 20, 2009 and end of June 2010.

    A BBC report said more than 700 people have been killed in such attacks. There were only 25 drone attacks in Pakistan’s tribal areas between January 2008 and January 2009.

    Jul 23 17:23

    North Korea warns of nuclear 'sacred war'

    Pyongyang was ready to launch a "retaliatory sacred war", the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KINA) said, quoting defence officials.

    Washington and Seoul say the war games are to deter North Korean aggression.


    "All these war manoeuvres are nothing but outright provocations aimed to stifle the Democratic People's Republic of Korea [North Korea] by force of arms," KCNA reported the powerful National Defence Commission as saying.

    "The army and people of the DPRK will start a retaliatory sacred war of their own style based on nuclear deterrent any time necessary in order to counter the US imperialists and the South Korean puppet forces deliberately pushing the situation to the brink of a war."