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March 11, 2010

Mar 11 13:56

Homes and livelihoods gone in an instant

“We were in our home when we heard the Israeli tanks and bulldozers approaching. We ran off immediately,” says Sbaih.

She walks over felled trees, past the bulldozed cistern, and to the ruins of their home.

“It’s all destroyed. Look, our clothes are buried,” she shouts, pulling at a sweater caught beneath the concrete block pile.

Household belongings are strewn on top of and beneath the pyramid of rubble. A gas range, several cooking pots, a plastic water bottle filled with olives, another with olive oil — both from their land and their destroyed olive trees — denote where the kitchen once stood.

Mar 11 13:44

FACT CHECK: Jesse Ventura on Larry King: American Conspiracies

Since Larry King thinks this is such a fantastic conspiracy, please click on the image below the video:

Mar 11 12:40

Local sales tax revenue plummets

Pratt’s sales tax revenues for January fell a whopping 29.9 percent over the same period in 2009 from $209,260 to $146,645, according to the Kansas Department of Revenue.

Mar 11 12:20

Budget cuts may be amplifying recession in Hawaii

State spending cuts significantly have worsened the effects of the global economic downturn in the Islands, according to several Hawai'i economists who spoke to more than 150 advocates, lawmakers and others at the state Capitol yesterday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Their recommendation: (Like you didn't see this coming) RAISE TAXES!

My letter to Honolulu Advertiser:

Our economy is like a boat with ten holes in the bottom, and only five corks. Every budget cut, every tax increase, simply yanks a cork from one hole and pounds it into another (in full view of the press cameras) while the politicians announce, “We are dealing with the problem (really!).”

Hawaii has lost its tourism, the source of NEW corks coming into the state, and the TSA is the criminal enterprise responsible for destroying our economy.

We have no money for schools, no money to create new industries to bring high-paying manufacturing jobs back to our land. The US Federal Government, the same Federal Government that ADMITS stealing Hawaii in the first place, showers our tax dollars over Wall Street, taking trillions of dollars from We The People to give to the bankers to loan back to the people at interest. The bankers instead put the money into their own pockets as record-setting bonuses. The robbery of the people has been on such a scale that there literally is not enough currency left in circulation for anyone’s economy to function.

The blame for our present circumstance lies not within our shores, and it is time to recognize that reality.

Mar 11 11:42

War in a Box

The event on the House floor Wednesday afternoon was monumental - the first major Congressional debate about US military operations in Afghanistan since lawmakers authorized the invasion of that country in autumn 2001. But, as Rep. Patrick Kennedy noted with disgust on Wednesday, the House press gallery was nearly empty. He aptly concluded, "It's despicable, the national press corps right now."

Mar 11 11:32

CIA got town high on LSD, says writer

I n 1951, a quiet, picturesque village in southern France was suddenly and mysteriously struck down with mass insanity and hallucinations. At least five people died, dozens were committed to asylums and hundreds afflicted.

Mar 11 10:55


Mar 11 10:54

AIPAC of Raving Lunatics

Without regard for the severe economic devastation and loss of life that a war with Iran would create, Israel’s agents in the United States continue to aggressively stoke the fires of anti-Iranian rhetoric and mobilize their minions on the floor of the House. The Brzezinski-Soros machine failed in their attempt to effect regime change in Iran by way of a “color revolution” in the summer of 2009. This has only emboldened the Israeli lobby to pursue more drastic measures. There is only one card left for them to play before provoking conflicts that will most certainly catapult the United States into direct military action against the Islamic State.

Mar 11 10:17

Is Quality Health Care a Fundamental Right?

However valuable it is for those who need it to receive health care or insurance, it is impermissible to treat those who can provide such care and insurance to be coerced into doing so. The protection of positive rights, so called, amounts to nothing less than a policy of forced labor –not different from slavery, actually – something that is completely wrong, entirely impermissible, regardless of how much others may benefit from it, how urgent their need is for it.

Mar 11 10:12

Flu shots futile: study

A new Canadian-led study has added to a simmering scientific dispute over flu-shot campaigns, concluding that immunizing nursing-home workers does nothing to cut the number of confirmed influenza cases among the homes' elderly residents.

Mar 11 10:09

It's Going To Implode: Buy Physical Gold - NOW

Evidence seems to be mounting that we are headed towards some sort of implosion in the paper Gold market, and perhaps the currency/bond markets in general. Let’s take a look:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The paper gold market is massively shorted, even without the impact of the fake tungsten-filled gold bars.

Mar 11 10:08


The Corrie family lawyer, Hussein Abu Hussein, said he would argue that her death was due either to gross negligence by the Israeli military or that it was intended. If the Israeli state were found responsible, the family would press for damages.

Mar 11 10:07


No sooner had the Obama administration announced the resumption of “indirect” talks between Israel and the PA regime than Israel announced new plans to expand Jewish settlements in occupied East Jerusalem and other parts of the West Bank .

On Tuesday, as visiting US Vice president Joe Biden was showering Israel with the usually excessive praise, the Israeli Interior Ministry, headed by Eli Yeshai, announced plans to build 1600 new settler units in East Jerusalem.

Earlier, Israeli Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, Okayed the construction of 112 additional settler units in the West Bank, effectively terminating an earlier half-hearted decision to partially freeze Jewish settlement expansion for eight months.

Mar 11 10:06


On March 9th there was a $1,000 a plate fundraising dinner at New York’s Waldorf Astoria for the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) – the same folks that rained death and destruction on Gaza a little over a year ago. The dinner was sponsored by Friends of the IDF.

Mar 11 10:05


Israeli Defense Force chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi, called “The Butcher of Gaza” by Palestinian activists and some of their supporters, spoke at a “Friends of the IDF” fundraising dinner on Tuesday. Outside New York’s well known Waldorf Astoria, protesters let Ashkenazi know how they felt about his presence.

Mar 11 10:03

2-second video causes headache for ABC News

NEW YORK -- For the want of a better two-second picture of a tachometer, ABC News has called into question its reporting on acceleration problems with Toyota vehicles.

The network's handling of a Feb. 22 "World News" story about potential problems with computer systems in Toyotas has created ethical questions and intensified bitter feelings the besieged automaker already had toward ABC.

Mar 11 10:01

Cell-All: Super Smartphones Sniff Out Suspicious Substances

The Cell-All initiative may be one such savior. Spearheaded by the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), Cell-All aims to equip your cell phone with a sensor capable of detecting deadly chemicals at minimal cost—to the manufacturer (a buck a sensor) and to your phone’s battery life. “Our goal is to create a lightweight, cost-effective, power-efficient solution,” says Stephen Dennis, Cell-All’s program manager.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Between the chemicals in really cheap cosmetics and methane from body, ummm, "venting" I predict ten million false positives a day on this system.

Mar 11 09:57

Basket Case Currencies: Why Our Financial System is Predicated on the Assumption That You?re An Idiot And What You Can Do About it (PDF file)

Perhaps it is only satire that is able to capture so eloquently and succinctly the insanity and truth of our current banking crisis. This for me, from the Daily Mash, is one of the best:

“Banks to Lend You Your Own Money”

THE government is to invest £500bn of your money in British banks so they can lend it back to you with interest.

Mar 11 09:55

Welcome to the Wealthy Elite's Bilderberg Group

What will the wealthy elite discuss at the Bilderberg 2010 meeting that should be this May? Iceland, that brave country that is fighting back against predatory capitalism, will be on the list.

And what to do about instilling more fear into us serfs will definitely top out the list. Using the DEAD guy, Bin Laden, is so worn and those idiots, Adam Gadahn PEARLMAN and Yousef al-Khattab, real name, Joey COHEN, are such toothless imbeciles that no one believes them, so a new and more sinister al Qaeda 'boogieman' must be brought forth from the fine talent pool at MOSSAD casting.

Mar 11 09:48

The Rogue Nation

Three strikes and you’re out, Mr. Obama. Your government stands for preemptive killing and missile strikes on people living in countries with which America is not at war, lets torturers and torture enablers go free, and has asserted the right to assassinate its own citizens anywhere in the world based on secret evidence. Ronald Reagan once described his vision of America as a shining city on a hill. Over the past ten years the shining city has become the ultimate rogue nation, pumped up with power and hubris in spite of the clearly visible signs of decline and moving inexorably towards a catastrophic fall.

Mar 11 09:40

The Torture Song

Mar 11 09:40

CIA Ordered Visas For 15 of The 19 9/11 Hijackers in Jeddah

Mar 11 09:34

Toronto Restricts Academic Freedom: ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’ Not Permitted to Take Place

Last week, Toronto District School Board (TDSB) Director of Education Chris Spence announced in a statement that "'Israeli Apartheid Week' and its activities are not permitted to take place on school or Board property, or as part of any activity under the jurisdiction of the TDSB." Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) considers this announcement a clear attempt to discourage rational discussion of the constellation of issues addressed by Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), and therefore considers it an unacceptable restriction on the academic freedom that should be enjoyed by the TDSB's community.

Mar 11 09:28

How the British Establishment is conspiring to prop up the AGW myth

News has just reached me that the great Professor Ian Plimer, scourge of climate-fear-promoters everywhere, has been suddenly disinvited by the Royal Society of Artists (RSA) from a lecture he was due to give in May before an audience including the Duke of Edinburgh.

Mar 11 09:22

Rachel Corrie Family Finally Puts Israel in Dock

Seven years after Rachel Corrie, a US peace activist, was killed by an Israeli army bulldozer in Gaza, her family was to put the Israeli government in the dock today.

A judge in the northern Israeli city of Haifa was due to be presented with evidence that 23-year-old Corrie was killed unlawfully as she stood in the path of the bulldozer, trying to prevent it from demolishing Palestinian homes in Rafah.

Mar 11 09:18

Expatriate Life in Europe, neither Shaken nor Stirred

The other day the Virginia state troopers went out and issued just under 7,000 traffic tickets because of a budget shortfall. I remember a few years ago they came up with a stupendous $2500.00 charge for driving a few miles over the speed limit. They’re pretty serious in Virginia because that’s where most of the DC lawmakers and former intelligence operatives live. It’s a seriously conservative state and I am painfully familiar with it. I got arrested there for violation of the Marijuana Tax Act awhile back and had a few years of ‘the old in and out’. What that means is that when I wasn’t in prison, I was on the run because I refused to cooperate with the law enforcement process when I hadn’t done anything wrong.

Mar 11 09:16

War Is Over (If They Mean It)

Sixty-five congress members, including 60 Democrats and 5 Republicans, voted to end the occupation of Afghanistan on Wednesday. But 356 congress members, including 189 Democrats and 167 Republicans voted to keep the war going. The vote followed three hours of debate created by Congressman Dennis Kucinich’s introduction of a privileged resolution.

Mar 11 09:16

7 Years After Killing, Family of Slain US Peace Activist Rachel Corrie Heads to Israel for Wrongful Death Suit Against Israeli Gov’t

Mar 11 09:14

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

Declassified files detailing an FBI investigation targeting the American Israel Public Affairs Committee are now available on the Internet. AIPAC was investigated after it acquired and circulated classified government information provided in strict confidence by US industry and worker groups opposed to AIPAC sponsored economic legislation.

The 50 pages now available as portable document files (PDF) include:

FBI reports of Israelis circulating classified documents in the US Congress, "compromising" the authority of the U.S. President. http://irmep.org/ila/economy/06201984.pdf

US Trade Representative concerns that AIPAC was tactically "divulging" classified information supplied by US industries opposed to AIPAC lobbying initiatives. http://irmep.org/ila/economy/06211984.pdf

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Holocaust. HOLOCAUST! Oh, Holocaust, Holocaust, Holocaust, Holocaust, Holocaust, Holocaust, Holocaust, Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust HolocaustHolocaustHoloCAUST!!!!!" -- Official Israeli Response

Mar 11 09:12

Decade Of The Drone: America’s Aerial Assassins

2010 is the last year of the new century and millennium and is the tenth consecutive year of the United States’ war in Afghanistan and in the 15-nation area of responsibility subsumed under Operation Enduring Freedom. In early March American military deaths in the Greater Afghan War theater – Afghanistan, Cuba (Guantanamo Bay), Djibouti, Eritrea, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, the Philippines, Seychelles, Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Yemen – surpassed the 1,000 mark.

Mar 11 09:12

Operation Titstorm – Anonymous declares war on Australian Censorship

From The New Zealand Herald

.... “Operation Titstorm”, part of an assault targeting a range of government servers.... launched by hackers aligned with an internet protest group known as Anonymous.... Although the Australian government knew about the planned assault last Friday, it was powerless to prevent it.... The federal government plans to introduce a mandatory filtering system by early 2011 that would block a list of banned websites... some pornographic films are being rejected by censors because they feature women with small breasts who could be confused with under-age girls. Anonymous said in an email: “No government should have the right to refuse its citizens access to information solely because they perceive it to be ‘unwanted’.”

Polls have found that the Australian public strongly supports the planned restrictions.

The flyer through which Anonymous published the event states "emails/faxes should focus on small-breasted porn, cartoon porn, and female ejaculation, the 3 types banned so far" - even if you buy the implied assumption that 'small breasted porn's women's only attraction lies in their resemblence to children,' this does not explain why female ejaculation is on the list....

Mar 11 09:05

Ahmadinejad: Israel World's Most Hated Regime,Will Disappear Soon

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attacked Israel on Thursday, asserting that it is the most hated regime in the world. Israel, he said, was established on lies, is losing the support of the West and would soon disappear.

Mar 11 09:04

Use Cash And Enjoy Privacy? You’re A Terrorist

From the WTF category. Article includes commercial video.

Government ad running on British radio station tells public to report people who close their curtains as potential suicide bombers.

The advertisement, produced in conjunction with national radio outlet TallkSport, promotes the “anti-terrorist hotline” and encourages people to report individuals who don’t talk to their neighbors much, people who like to keep themselves to themselves, people who close their curtains, and people who don’t use credit cards.

Mar 11 09:03

Facebook pushing 'Suicide Machine' into an open-source afterlife

"Web 2.0 Suicide Machine" is no more - at least as we have come to know it - and at least for now.

When last we checked in on the Suicide Machine back in January, it was merrily assisting soon-to-be-former members of Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and LinkedIn to automatically, speedily -- and ceremoniously -- eliminate the "friends" they had accumulated using those services. More than 3,000 people had bid a virtual farewell to some quarter of a million accumulated acquaintances.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a side note, I thin that social networking sites have had their day. Overall volume of traffic on the social network sites I use is clearly dropping, and I think the reason is that computers allow you to be very selective about what you are looking at, but social networks after a while are like being back in the real world, in a room full of people all yammering away whether you want to pay attention or not.

I find it rather amazing that the operators of the social networking sites are willing to go to such extremes to prevent people from leaving as freely as they joined.

Mar 11 08:50

David Duke--the Russian Mafia is a Jewish Mafia, not Russian

this is a MUST LISTEN. forget your misconceptions about david duke, and listen to this:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But, but, but, Hollywood films always told us the Mafia were always Italian! All those mafia bosses. Meyer Lansky, Monk Eastman, Cyclone Louie, Paul Kelly, Joe The Greaser, Bugsy Siegel, ... they were all Italians, right? Hollywood says so, so it MUST be true! :)

Mar 11 08:43

Email Leak: New Campaign Planned Against BDS Movement

The following is a leaked document describing the set-up of an international group bent on countering the Boycott,Divest and Sanction movement. I suggest all my readers not only peruse this document thoroughly but forward it to everyone they know.

Mar 11 08:42

Video: Settlers pouring cement into spring

A group of Israeli settlers destroy a spring by the village of Qarawat Bani Hassan in the Salfit district of the occupied West Bank. Palestinian villagers were forced to watch helplessly as settlers poured sand and cement into the spring, guarded by five armed members of the Israeli military.

Mar 11 08:41

Cut loose from dying, thieving governments, and build a new society.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The rest of the parts to this speech are HERE

Mar 11 08:39

UN brings in top scientists to review IPCC report on Himalayan glaciers

Moves aims to restore public confidence in science of global warming after mistake over melting rates of glaciers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that the goal of the meeting isn't to find out what is really happening with global warming, but to "restore public confidence in science of global warming", i.e. re-brand, repackage, and re-sell the same snake oil all over again.

And note that the UN and IPCC are trying to put all the focus on the one bogus claim about the Himalayan Glaciers.

But of course, the loss of trust in the global warming cult is not based only on the lie about the glaciers. The AGW cult has been destroyed by numerous and repeated lies, exaggerations and frauds.

In addition to the glaciers, there was the CRU computer code, which showed that the entire "hockey stick" was a fabrication.

There were the Climategate emails which showed a coordinated and deliberate campaign of suppression of any opposing viewpoints.

There was the British Court ruling that found numerous points in Al Gore's "documentary" to be outright lies, such as claiming that increasing CO2 led to increase in temperature which the ice core data shows exactly the opposite; that first the temperature goes up, and then CO2 increases!

There is the video of the former head of Greenpeace admitting that the claims about Greenland losing its ice cover in 20 years were totally made up fantasies to scare people into signing donations checks!

There were the temperature sensors in colder high latitudes being shut down.

There was the temperature sensors found sitting in air conditioning outflows and in one document case next to a trash incinerator.

There was the new paint applied to the boxes holding the temperature sensors that increased the internal temperature by a whole degree!

The list goes on and on and the gaffe over the Himalayan Glaciers is just a tiny part of the whole scandal, but apparently the one the UN and IPCC feel they can refute while ignoring the rest, in order to "restore public confidence in science of global warming", i.e. re-brand, repackage, and re-sell the same snake oil all over again.

They must really think you are stupid!

Mar 11 08:38

New Zealand's internet filter goes live

The Department of Internal Affairs' (DIA) internet filter is now operational and is being used by internet providers (ISPs) Maxnet and Watchdog.

Thomas Beagle, spokesperson for online freedom lobby Tech Liberty says he's "very disappointed that the filter is now running, it's a sad day for the New Zealand internet".

Mar 11 08:34


Mar 11 08:20

French bread spiked with LSD in CIA experiment

A 50-year mystery over the 'cursed bread' of Pont-Saint-Esprit, which left residents suffering hallucinations, has been solved after a writer discovered the US had spiked the bread with LSD as part of an experiment.

Mar 11 08:19

Cryptome Rocks What's Left Of the Free World

The transcript of recent emails regarding Paypal's shutting down Cryptome's account make for VERY INTERESTING READING (links for further research at source):

From a phone call with PayPal

Mar 11 08:16

McGCSE: Work at McDonald's for two weeks and get equivalent of a B grade exam pass

Teenagers who complete two weeks' work experience at a McDonald's restaurant will be awarded a qualification worth up to a B grade at GCSE.

Youngsters will be offered the 'certificate in work skills' for completing a ten-day programme which includes flipping burgers, serving customers at the tills and cleaning the dining area.

Mar 11 08:14


Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are down to four-day school weeks here in Hawaii. Utah has gone to a three-year High School program. Los Angels just fired 5000 staffers from the school system. Kansas City just closed half their schools.

British school kids are being told to work at McDonalds to get their grades!

We cannot teach our children the basic skills to compete in the 21st century technological world, but there is always time and money to indoctrinate them about the first half of the previous century.

Mar 11 08:11

Adrian Douglas: If your gold is at an LBMA bank, you may be just an unsecured creditor

I estimate that as much as 50,000 tonnes of gold have been sold that do not exist. That is equivalent of all the gold reserves in the world that are yet to be mined -- or, put another way, 25 years of gold production.

That is the granddaddy of all short positions.

The fractional reserve operation of the LBMA is likely to be the next Madoff scandal, except multiplied by 100 -- a $5 trillion fraud as opposed to a $50 billion fraud.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And that is NOT counting the impact of the tungsten fake gold bullion.

Mar 11 08:02

Rachel Corrie, 23yo American killed by Israli troops

Mar 11 08:01

Former TSA analyst charged with computer tampering

A U.S. Transport Security Administration analyst has been indicted with tampering with databases used by the TSA to identify possible terrorists who may be trying to fly in the U.S.

Douglas James Duchak, 46, was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday with two counts of damaging protected computers. According to a federal indictment, Duchak tried to compromise computers at the TSA's Colorado Springs Operations Center (CSOC) on Oct. 22, 2009, seven days after he'd being given two weeks notice that he was being dismissed. He was also charged with tampering with a TSA server that contained data from the U.S. Marshal's Service Warrant Information Network.

Mar 11 08:00


Webmaster's Commentary: 

Major league aftershock!

Mar 11 07:58

Fannie, Freddie’s $125 billion tab still growing

As the government has pledged more and more money to cover the companies' losses, it has assured the public that planning was underway for overhauling the firms so the bailouts would end. As recently as December, the Obama administration said it expected to release a preliminary report on how to remake Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac around Feb. 1.

But no plan was produced, and in response to questions from lawmakers, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner clarified last month that it would be another year before the government proposes how to restructure the firms.

Mar 11 07:57

Defaulted Loans May Haunt Seniors

Social Security benefits are off–limits to creditors, such as credit–card companies and banks. But the U.S. can collect debts to federal agencies by "offsetting," or withholding Social Security and disability payments.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The real issue is that Social Security is out of money, having been looted to create Clinton's budget "surplus."

The following excerpt is from the 1998 Senate Budget Committee session. Note the underlined portions.


U.S. SENATOR ERNEST F. HOLLINGS (D-SC): Well, the truth is...ah, shoot, well, we all know there's Washington's math problem. Alan Sloan in this past week's Newsweek says he spends 150%. What we've been doing, Mr. Chairman, in all reality, is taken a hundred billion out of the Social Security Trust Fund, transferring it over to the spending column, and spending it. Our friends to the left here are getting their tax cuts, we getting our spending increases, and hollering surplus, surplus, and balanced budget, and balanced budget plans when we continue to spend a hundred billion more than we take in.

That's the reality, and I think that you and I, working the same side of the street now, can have a little bit of success by bringing to everybody's attention this is all intended surplus. In other words, when we passed the Greenspan Commission Report, the Greenspan Commission Report only had Social Security in 1983 a two hundred million surplus. It's projected to have this year a 117 million surplus. I've got the schedule, I'll ask to put in the record the CBO report: 117, 126, 130, 100, going right through to 2008 over the ten year period of 186 billion surplus. That was intended; this is dramatic about all these retirees, the baby boomers. But we foresaw that baby boomer problem, we planned against that baby boomer problem. Our problem is we've been spending that particular reserve, that set-aside that you testify to that is so necessary. That's what I'm trying to get this government back to reality, if we can do that.

We owe Social Security 736 billion right this minute.


Mar 11 07:54

50 Facts About U.S. Nuclear Weapons

Mar 11 07:52

Climate of fear

[S]ome polls in the United States and abroad suggest that it is eroding public confidence in climate science at a time when the fundamental understanding of the climate system, although far from complete, is stronger than ever. Ecologist Paul Ehrlich at Stanford University in California says that his climate colleagues are at a loss about how to counter the attacks. “Everyone is scared shitless, but they don't know what to do,” he says.

Mar 11 07:52

2008 Financial Collapse

The year is 2010 and to anyone not in denial, the industrialized nations have entered the greatest calamity the world has ever known:

* 35 Million Americans on Food Stamps: 12 Percent of U.S. Population on Food Stamps Highest Since Records Kept in 1969, and that’s before the Obama administration announced a planned three-year budget freeze on government discretionary spending. (My Budget 360)
* 18 Million empty houses in the United States and 39 million Americans who are no longer working or looking for work, and that’s before Federal Reserve finishes rewriting the rules of American “capitalism” as US Housing, the Automobile Industry and the American Dream are dismantled. (The 31-Year-Old in Charge of Dismantling G.M., David E. Sanger)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US Government and the Federal Reserve (also authorized by the US Government despite Constitutional Prohibitions) are to blame for this mess.

The trap of the reserve system of banking, in which the Federal Reserve issues paper currency representing a loan from the bank to the people, the moment that first Federal Reserve Note goes into circulation, more money is owed to thew banking system than is actually in existence.

The system was designed to draw all the real wealth away from the people and put it into the bankers' pockets. but nobody planned for the day they would actually succeed, and leave the society without enough currency to function.

Mar 11 07:48

Israel planning 50,000 housing units in East Jerusalem

Some 50,000 new housing units in Jerusalem neighborhoods beyond the Green Line are in various stages of planning and approval, planning officials told Haaretz. They said Jerusalem's construction plans for the next few years, even decades, are expected to focus on East Jerusalem.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As long as Israel goes on stealing Palestinian lands, there can be no peace.

Mar 11 07:47

Chefs Call Proposed Salt Ban 'Absurd'

Some New York City chefs and restaurant owners are taking aim at a bill introduced in the New York Legislature that, if passed, would ban the use of salt in restaurant cooking.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Doesn't the New York Legislature have more pressing business?

Mar 11 07:43

Five Minute Speech in Support of Kucinich's Afghanistan Resolution

Mar 11 07:42

Climate science: Let’s follow the money

But as Joanne Nova, an Australian climate blogger (www.joannenova.com.au) and author of The Skeptics Handbook recently noted, it pales beside the $79 billion the U.S. government alone has spent on climate research and technology since 1989. (Nova rejects the science of anthropogenic global warming, which doesn’t change her point.)

Given that kind of public mega-money invested in climate science and technology in just one country, it makes you wonder about some things.

Mar 11 07:24

Senate Democrats Seek to Abolish Filibusters

Looking to challenge a time-honored privilege widely used by both parties when they are in the minority, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday vowed to remove the filibuster as a weapon to kill legislation by debating it to death.

In a summit with liberal online groups, the Nevada Democrat claimed the procedural maneuver has been “abused,”

"Next Congress, we're going to take a look at it. We are likely to have to make some changes in it, because the Republicans have abused that just like the spitball was abused in baseball and the four-corner offense was abused in basketball," Reid told The Huffington Post.

Mar 11 07:11

The National Worker ID Card as an Evil Instrument of Control

Once a card is instituted into the system, card creep will begin. It will begin to be used for other purposes. First, what they will do is mark the easy ones, sex offenders and those found guilty of domestic violence. Then they'll do those who have a DUI charge. Then they'll do those who are charged with hate speech.Then they'll mark the cards of those who have been arrested for protesting.

Mar 11 06:18

Lindbergh: Articles of Impeachment Against Federal Reserve

Lindbergh: Articles of Impeachment Against Federal Reserve

This Act establishes the most gigantic trust on earth. When the President signs this Act the invisible government by the Money Power, proven to exist by the Money Trust Investigation, will be legalized. The new law will create inflation whenever the trusts want inflation. From now on depressions will be scientifically created.” – Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr., 1913, on the Federal Reserve Act Charles Lindbergh Sr. – Congressional record – Feb 12, 1917

3126 Congressional Record Mr. LINDBERGH. Mr. Speaker and the House of Representatives, I, Charles A. Lindbergh, the undersigned, upon my responsibility as a Member of the House of Representatives, do hereby impeach

W. P. G. Harding, governor

Mar 11 05:15

Obama facing uprising over new NASA strategy

Obama's decision to kill NASA's Constellation program to launch astronauts into orbit and return Americans to the moon has prompted soul-searching on whether the United States is prepared to cede a pre-eminent space role to Russia and China.

Mar 11 05:13

Dr. David Ray Griffin on 911: "We're Really in the Level of Proof Now - not conjecture"

Corporate media mouthpieces would do well to heed Abraham Lincoln's words of wisdom should they expect to survive our crisis in America:
" You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time."

Mar 11 05:10

VIDEO: H.R. 4789 the "Public Option Act": Medicare for any American at cost

Original by Sahil Kapur at Raw Story.

Progressive firebrand Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) isn't giving up on offering Americans a public option.... the four-page H.R. 4789 "Public Option Act," also called the "Medicare You Can Buy Into Act," would allow all legal American residents under 65 to enroll in Medicare by paying a fee....

"The government spent billions of dollars creating a Medicare network of providers that is only open to one-eighth of the population," Grayson said. "That’s like saying, ‘Only people 65 and over can use federal highways.’

He labeled insurance companies "the real death panels in this country" due to their widely-documented practices of denying care due to people with pre-existing conditions and rescinding coverage from sick patients.

March 10, 2010

Mar 10 22:34

House Rejects Bid to End Afghan War

The House voted down a challenge to President Obama's conduct of the war in Afghanistan Wednesday, rejecting a measure that would have compelled U.S. armed forces to leave the country within 30 days.

Mar 10 22:30

GMAC Bailout Could Cost Taxpayers $6.3B

New watchdog report says the Treasury Department sank billions into auto finance giant GMAC without an exit strategy or proof the company was viable - a decision that could cost taxpayers $6.3 billion.

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Why are the taxpayers in any way liable for a privately owned business that has gone out of business because of their own stupidity and greed?

Can anyone show me in the Constitution where the Federal Government has the legal right to loot and pillage the American people to pour money over failed business ventures?

Mar 10 22:21

Kansas City, Mo., closing nearly half its schools

Mar 10 22:20

Waterboarding for dummies

Self-proclaimed waterboarding fan Dick Cheney called it a no-brainer in a 2006 radio interview: Terror suspects should get a "a dunk in the water." But recently released internal documents reveal the controversial "enhanced interrogation" practice was far more brutal on detainees than Cheney's description sounds, and was administered with meticulous cruelty.

Interrogators pumped detainees full of so much water that the CIA turned to a special saline solution to minimize the risk of death, the documents show. The agency used a gurney "specially designed" to tilt backwards at a perfect angle to maximize the water entering the prisoner's nose and mouth, intensifying the sense of choking – and to be lifted upright quickly in the event that a prisoner stopped breathing.

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As the American empire falls, we truly do face a new dark ages!

Mar 10 22:15

Shaped Charges and the World Trade Center Collapses

Mar 10 22:13

All 9/11 Airports Serviced by One Israeli Owned Company

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Link fixed

Mar 10 22:12

FEMA was in New York the Night Before 9/11

In this interview, Kenney states that FEMA was deployed to New York on Monday night, September 10th, to be ready to go into action on Tuesday morning, September 11th.

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Link fixed

Mar 10 19:22

Big Miami-Dade hospital system nears insolvency

The city's major hospital network, which runs Miami's only round-the-clock trauma center and is a safety net for the poor and uninsured, is running out of money and could close, a predicament that illustrates the precarious financial state of many hospitals around the country...

Mar 10 18:22

Budget deficit sets record in February

The government ran up the largest monthly deficit in history in February, keeping the flood of red ink on track to top last year's record for the full year.

The Treasury Department said Wednesday that the February deficit totaled $220.9 billion, 14 percent higher than the previous record set in February of last year.

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Unflipping believable.

Mar 10 18:17

Canadian dollar likely to trump US greenback: experts

The Canadian dollar, or loonie as it is affectionately called here, is likely to soar above parity with the US greenback this year, experts at a Canadian bank said Wednesday.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Canada (CIBC) chief economist Avery Shenfeld said the Canadian dollar had already gained several cents in recent weeks as the market firms up expectations of an interest rate hike in July.

If as expected, the central bank "is out in front of the US Federal Reserve by a couple of quarters" in raising interest rates, the Canadian dollar could reach 1.02 dollars versus the US dollar by September, before dipping back to 0.97 dollars by year end," Shenfeld said.

Mar 10 18:08

Vladmir Putin forging ahead with vision of Eurasian empire

Were Ukraine to sign up, there would be a common economic space encompassing the “Big Four” republics of the Soviet era, with a combined population of 213 million and stretching from the European Union to China. Its political, military and economic centre would be in Moscow, where Mr Putin is expected to reclaim the presidency in 2012 for up to 12 more years.

A common currency would give him an economic lever to challenge the US dollar and the euro by creating a regional reserve currency. Finance Minister Aleksei Kudrin stated last month that Russia, as the world’s largest energy supplier, may soon sell oil in roubles.

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Such an alliance would indeed be a game-changer, economically and geopolitically.

Mar 10 18:03

Let Me Know When You See Fire!

Listen to the final moments of the daring rescue efforts of the New York City Fire Department operating in the South Tower of the World Trade Center moments before it suddenly exploded into oblivion. This is the biggest conflict of evidence of all: Either there were emergency teams operating in the building or there was a tremendous raging inferno. The two are mutually exclusive possibilities.

Mar 10 17:56

Waterboarding sessions brought detainees ‘close to death’: report

The waterboarding sessions that terrorist suspects were subjected to during the Bush administration were "administered with meticulous cruelty" and were in part designed so that detainees acted as "guinea pigs" for future interrogation sessions, says an exhaustive new report.

Drawing on numerous documents about the CIA's torture program that have been released over the past year, Mark Benjamin at Salon.com reports that interrogators went to extreme lengths to ensure that detainees were pushed to their physical limits, including feeding the detainees a liquid diet to make them more capable of ingesting large quantities of water, and replacing their water with a saline solution that would keep detainees from dying when they ingested too much water.

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Welcome to Ameristan, the country which institutionalized torture in the 21st century!

Mar 10 17:51

Virginia Hands Out 6996 Traffic Tickets In One Weekend In An Effort To Raise Revenue For The State Government

Last Saturday and Sunday state troopers were ordered to absolutely saturate Interstate 95 and Interstate 81 and to issue as many traffic tickets as humanly possible during those two days. Why? Well, it turns out that the state of Virginia has a 2.2 billion dollar budget deficit that they are trying to deal with, and so they need to find some quick sources of cash.

Mar 10 17:03

Unemployment: Better, Worse or Less Bad?

Unemployment rates worsened in 30 states in January:
In other words, unemployment increased in the majority of states.

However, CNN is seeing the glass as half full, noting in a report entitled "State unemployment picture brightens":

Mar 10 16:32

Department of Education Posts Order for Police Shotguns

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Not enough money for teachers, but enough money for riot guns???????

Mar 10 16:30

Israel supermarket spoof parodies Dubai killing

An Israeli supermarket chain is using a spoof of surveillance footage showing the alleged assassins of a Hamas commander in a television advert.

The advert's fake grainy surveillance footage shows actors wearing elaborate disguises.

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Mar 10 14:33

Wife of Rep. Conyers sentenced to 37 months in prison (for bribery)

A federal judge sentenced the former councilwoman despite her having tried to withdraw her guilty plea in the case, the Detroit Free Press reported. Prosecutors had sought a sentence as long as four years.

Conyers pled guilty to accepting bribes to influence a key city council vote on a contract for disposal of sludge and waste.

Hmm, could this be why Conyers never followed through on his Bush Impeachment hearings?

Mar 10 14:31

Japanese Have Washington Post Running Scared over 9/11

Mar 10 14:27

China is being threatened by the United States says Michel Chossudovsky

China is being threatened by the United States says Michel Chossudovsky

United States-China relations are on the rocks recently, China says that they have been seriously disrupted. Essentially, China feels that it is being threatened by the United States and this has been mounting since 1999. The threats are coming in the form of diplomacy, however Michel Chossudovsky says that the United States also has missiles pointed at Chinese cities.

Mar 10 14:20

The Icelandic People Scored a Victory in the Struggle for Democracy

Until the last minute the government had tried to discourage the voters from voting. The Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance both said they would not participate in the referendum. They saw it as a “waste of money” and a “farce”.
This disregard for the very people who had put them into office angered just about everybody who is the slightest bit interested in politics here.

Mar 10 13:59

Another Obama Tax Hike

The Senate health-care bill would raise effective marginal tax rates on lower and middle-income singles and families up to 41%.

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Obamacare isn't about your health; it's about sucking the last few pennies out of your pocket to prop up a bankrupted government.

Mar 10 13:56

Food Security Threat: Goverment Set to Ban Public Fishing, Individual Food Production

In yet another example of government overstepping its bounds, the Obama administration is preparing to ban fishing in coastal areas around the country, as well as the Great Lakes and other inland water resources.

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"ALL YOUR BASS ARE BELONG TO US!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 10 13:46

UN expert slams US for not looking into torture claims

I think it's a legal question," he said.

"The US are a part of the UN Convention against Torture, but there are very clear legal obligations -- wherever you have indications, complaints about torture, then you have to investigate them independently and effectively."

Mar 10 13:45

The Census and History: It Is Not a Pretty Picture!

Besides the fact that it is anti-liberty, it allows the state to monitor its citizens, and also sets the stage for an easier path for government to control the people.

Mar 10 13:43

Parents Angry Over CCTV In School Toilets

Some parents are furious at what they say is a "total invasion of privacy" and claim some pupils are so anxious about being watched they are refusing to use the facilities.

Mar 10 13:06

The New McCarthyism

Today we are seeing once again the heavy hand of the war profiteers trying to reshape the film industry into a tool to propagandize the public into a high war-fever such that they will gladly trade their own blood for gold to line the pockets of the defense establishment. And those individuals who have the courage to speak out are attacked, and once again they are smeared to silence them. In the 1940s it was "Communist", today it is "Anti-Semite", but aside from the particular label used, the methods, goals, and morality are little changed from the days of Joseph McCarthy.

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Relinked in light of bill proposed by Lieberman and McCain to allow the government to jail dissenters without trial.


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Mar 10 12:23

How Old Is the Earth?

Some people will object to this conclusion, and will tell me the universe is only 6000 years old, based on a literal interpretation of the Bible. But if the universe and the stars are only 6000 years old, and light appears to have taken billions of years to make that journey, how did that light manage to reach the earth?

Mar 10 12:21

Senators McCain and Liebermann: indefinitely detain Americans if they say so

*hyperlinks and videos live at source*

The word “dictatorship” means law is whatever “leadership” dictates; literally the diction of the leader (leader = Fuhrer in German).

Senators McCain and Liebermann introduced the “Enemy Belligerent, Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010” (full bill here; italicized bold type is my addition):

Mar 10 12:19

Welcome to the United States of Iceland

An Icelandic savings bank, Icesave, had attracted billions in deposits from hundreds of thousands of British and Dutch citizens, due to the phenomenally high interest rates it offered. Icesave collapsed in 2008, for much the same reason Lehman Brothers, WaMu, and hundreds of local savings banks did: its bankers used their cash to make complicated, bad, leveraged investments, mostly on real estate.

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So why are the Icelandic people, or indeed any people anywhere, financially liable for the bad business decisions of private corporations?

Mar 10 12:16

UK banks see surge in bad debts

The level of debts written off because defaulting borrowers will never repay them shot up in 2009, Bank of England figures have shown.

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You cannot save the economy until you bring back the high-paying manufacturing jobs for the working people. Any other theory is delusional thinking backed up by creative bookkeeping.

Mar 10 12:09


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After the failure of "Nightline" to demonize the 9-11 truth movement, the online shills working for Cass Sunstein are on overtime!

Mar 10 12:06

Census letter

Pursuant to Article I, Section 2, Clause 3 of the Constitution, the only information you are empowered to request is the total number of occupants at this address. My “name, sex, age, date of birth, race, ethnicity, telephone number, relationship and housing tenure” have absolutely nothing to do with apportioning direct taxes or determining the number of representatives in the House of Representatives. Therefore, neither Congress nor the Census Bureau have the constitutional authority to make that information request a component of the enumeration outlined in Article I, Section 2, Clause 3. In addition, I cannot be subject to a fine for basing my conduct on the Constitution because that document trumps laws passed by Congress.

Mar 10 12:05

Bad loans, losses mount at banks with more expected

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Setting the stage for more taxpayer bailouts?

Mar 10 12:01

Just How Fast Is Cisco’s New Router? Really Freaking Fast!

That’s fast.

You could also use speed like that to download the entire Library of Congress in about a second, fill up your iTunes library with over 4 billion MP3 files in about a minute, or download every movie ever made in 4 minutes, SVI says.

Now we´re talking speed.

Mar 10 11:57


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Desperate propaganda attempts to spin attention away from collapsing science by equating AGW skeptics with the people killing abortion doctors.

Mar 10 11:54

GATA Claims To Have Evidence Of "Massive Physical Short Gold And Silver Positions That Can Not Be Covered"

In a letter to the CFTC's Chairman, Gary Gensler, GATA Chairman William Murphy shares the following bombshell:

"GATA has evidence that there are enormous physical short positions in the gold and silver markets that cannot be covered."

Even as the CFTC is meeting later this month to establish position limits in the gold, silver, and other precious metals' markets, it could be none other than the CFTC's core banks, and Mr. Gensler's former Goldman bosses, that form the very core of the biggest market manipulation collusion syndicate in the history of the commodity markets.

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Mar 10 11:51

Naked Obama aide 'berated Congressman'

It's a terrifying image transfixing Washington: President Barack Obama's bruising enforcer Rahm Emanuel, naked, in a communal shower, berating a congressman over perceived political cowardice.

The legend of Emanuel, revered as a master of the US capital's dark arts by allies and foes alike, is being further embroidered by a tour-de-force of score settling by resigning Democratic lawmaker Eric Massa.

Mar 10 11:47

Riots in Athens as thousands protest against cutbacks

Mar 10 11:40

Jesse Ventura claims gov’t involved in 9/11 Former Minnesota governor says Bush administration tied to attacks

Mar 10 11:36

European Parliament endorses Goldstone Gaza report

The European Parliament on Wednesday urged its 27-member states to monitor the Israeli and Palestinian probes into alleged war crimes committed during last year's late-winter conflict in Gaza.

The resolution backed the findings of a UN-appointed expert panel chaired by South African Judge Richard Goldstone, which concluded that both sides committed war crimes and possible crimes against humanity during the war that began in December 2008 and ended in January 2009.

The parliamentary move, which would give the EU an unprecedented role in evaluating the progress of Israel's war crimes probe, was sharply criticized by Israel.

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"You don't LOVE us!!!!"

Mar 10 11:35

The 9/11 hijackers are alive

Mar 10 11:26

Congress, Ariz. school district sues taxpayers to stop questions

A handful of taxpayers in a small community north of Wickenburg, Arizona are being targeted by the local school district in a lawsuit that asks a judge to declare they have no right to request public records, sue the district, or complain to outside agencies.

Mar 10 11:12

Icelandic people refuse to repay Internet bank’s multi-billion debt

Mar 10 11:10

Culled out

"Now we see NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and the administration planning the future of recreational fishing access in America based on a similar agenda of these same groups and other Big Green anti-use organizations, through an Executive Order by the President. The current U.S. direction with fishing is a direct parallel to what happened in Canada with hunting: The negative economic impacts on hard working American families and small businesses are being ignored.

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I smell a real rat here.

It sounds like the US Government is ready to sell licenses for foreign commercial fishing in US coastal waters and is having to block Americans from "harvesting" in those waters to close the deal.

Mar 10 11:05

Hungary makes Holocaust denial a crime

Hungarian President Laszlo Solyom has signed a law making Holocaust denial punishable by three years in prison.

That should teach them to believe the kosher version of history.

Mar 10 11:04

Obama White House to 60,000,000 Anglers: We Don’t Need You

A recently released White House document could result in the closures of sport fishing in salt and freshwater areas.

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They may call it "sport" fishing, but here in the islands being able to walk down to the beach and catch a fish means the difference between eating and not eating for a lot of island people, especially the homeless camped out along those leeward beaches!

Mar 10 10:55

U.S. Taxpayers on Hook for $5 Trillion of Fannie, Freddie Debt ... No Matter What Barney Frank Says

But after years of winks and nods, there's no doubt that Fannie and Freddie now enjoy an explicit guarantee, according to most observers. The U.S. government placed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in conservatorship in September 2008: "This means that the U.S. Taxpayer now stands behind $5 trillion of GSE debt," according to the Congressional Research Service.

The problem is that $5 trillion of so-called agency paper is not treated as if it is a debt of Uncle Sam for accounting purposes, says Richard Suttmeier, chief market strategist at Niagara International Capital and ValueEngine.com.

Mar 10 10:51

Avatar gets put in The Hurt Locker

When I saw Avatar I said to myself, “Yeah, that’s how it is”. When I saw The Hurt Locker I must not have seen much of anything because I can’t remember it. Maybe I should have gone back and seen it again before I wrote this but I didn’t feel like it. Apparently The Hurt Locker only grossed 14,000,000 dollars. You can be sure it’s going to gross a lot more now.

Mar 10 10:47

U.S. intelligence officers waterboarded 9/11 mastermind 160 times, says ex-MI5 boss

'The Americans were very keen that people like us did not discover what they were doing,' said the former head of the domestic spy agency.

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As the American empire falls, we truly do face a new dark ages!

Mar 10 10:46

NYPD cops drive drunk, but no one puts on brakes: Even after messy crashes, police are still on job

Mar 10 10:46

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 22% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -21. That matches the lowest Approval Index rating yet recorded for this President

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Barring vote fraud, the White House is up for grabs in 2012.

Mar 10 10:36

U.S. "cap and trade" rebranded "pollution reduction"

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I warned you; re-brand, repackage, then sell the same snake oil!

Everyone wants to reduce pollution, but the fallacy here is that CO2 is a pollutant, when in fact all life on Earth would end without it. Without CO2 there is no plant life. Without plant life, there is no creation of oxygen for animal life.

Mar 10 10:30

AIPAC calls for swift action to block U.S. companies supporting Iran

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is calling on the U.S. Congress to take several immediate steps in response to a New York Times report revealing that the federal government has awarded more than $107 billion in grants, contracts and other benefits to foreign and multinational U.S. companies conducting business in Iran.

Hmm, Lets see here... would that not mean there will be $107 billion
less of taxable dollars to send to Israel???

Mar 10 10:21

Author claims CIA still testing drugs on people

In August 1951 a small French village near Marseilles became a part of CIA funded experiment with drugs. As a result 500 people were affected, there were at least three suicides and 40 people were taken to a nearby psychiatric institute. That's according to Hank Albarelli, an American writer who spent over ten years looking into who was behind the secret tests. RT's Marina Portnaya met the author in New York.

Mar 10 10:15


Rachel Corrie Family Finally Puts Israel in Dock

Mar 10 10:14


“There is an attempt to silence and crack down on dissent,” B’Tselem spokeswoman Sarit Michaeli told the Tobias Buck of the Financial Times. “Since [the Gaza war], the political climate in Israel has become extremely polarized. And this polarization has reached a level where anyone who is critical is presented as a traitor.”

The Netanyanu government has endorsed a bill that, if passed, will apply onerous registration conditions on NGOs and subject violators to up to a year in prison.

“These are classic McCarthy techniques, portraying our organizations as enemies of the state and suggesting we are aiding Hamas and terror groups,” ACRI head Hagai Elad told the Nazareth-based journalist Jonathan Cook.

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Lieberman and McCain are doing the same thing here!

Mar 10 10:13

Huffington Post Sends Ventura Article to Memory Hole

Editor’s note: Get Ventura’s book, American Conspiracy, that the libs at Huffington Post would rather you not read.
As I noted in an item yesterday, Jesse Ventura has a new book out, co-authored with Dick Russell, called American Conspiracies, which includes an excellent chapter on election fraud and its connection to the likely murder of Mike Connell.

Jesse Ventura is the former governor of Minnesota and author of several bestselling books, including Don’t Start the Revolution Without Me! He lives in Dellwood, Minnesota and Baja, Mexico.
Well, this morning, Jesse had a front-page piece on 9/11 up at HuffPost: a front-page piece that quickly slipped off that front page — and then completely disappeared....

Mar 10 10:12

Economist Lewis Black Tells It Like It Is

Information Clearing House -- ADULT CONTENT WARNING: If you're not familiar with Lewis Black, I'd turn back if I were you.

Lewis Black is funny. Dangerously funny. That he has such a large audience and still packs plenty of politics in his shtick gives one hope for the fate of our sorry species. So I figured it's time I learned something from him.

Mar 10 10:11


On March 1, the premier episode of a 90 part series, “Sleepless in Gaza…and Jerusalem” was launched on YouTube, and there are now eight episodes online. The video diary chronicles the lives of four young Palestinian women, Muslim and Christian, two living in Gaza and two in Arab Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Mar 10 10:10


Mar 10 10:09

Bank sued for seizing Pa. woman's home and parrot

Bank of America has apologized to a Pittsburgh-area woman after one of its contractors allegedly trashed her house and took her parrot while wrongly repossessing her home.

Forty-six-year-old Angela Iannelli sued the bank Monday. She claims her mortgage was up-to-date when one of the banking giant's contractors damaged furniture, took her pet parrot, Luke, and padlocked her Allison Park door in October.

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I think wrongful foreclosure justifies the use of deadly force by the homeowner.

Mar 10 10:08

YES MASSA! I'ze a Good Boy!

Mar 10 09:34

Perversion Is Fine, So Long As You’re In A Position Of Authority

Yet another story about a school installing surveillance cameras in bathrooms reminds us that, while parents are treated as pedophiles for taking photographs of their own children, any perversion whatsoever is acceptable as long as it is conducted by those deemed to be in a position of authority.

“Outraged parents have hit out at a school in Birmingham after pupils discovered CCTV cameras in the school’s toilets,” reports Sky News.

Mar 10 09:34

Humanity versus Insanity

Recurring stories about Iran’s alleged pursuit of nuclear weapons mostly come from an Israeli network of undercover operatives and an intelligence apparatus that reaches deeply into our government. Why does Israel want to hurt Iran and especially Ahmadinejad?

Mar 10 09:32

Sales tax receipts again paint dismal picture for Springfield city budget

The city receives its checks from the state about two months after they’re collected at cash registers. For November sales, January's receipts were 3.53 percent below the year before. City staff hoped February's increase of 1.35 percent from the previous year was a sign that they'd turn the corner. However, March numbers came in 17.9 percent below March 2009.

Mar 10 09:32

J.P. Morgan: Foreclosure Sales Could Be Higher in Three Years

Efforts to modify loans and delay foreclosures may have helped hold down the stock of foreclosures for sale in the second half of 2009, fostering home-price stabilization. But that cure could require different medicine: an elevated level of foreclosures for sale over the next three years.

Mar 10 09:31

Legislative briefs: Tax receipts fell again in February

Tax collections continued to drop last month, led by another decline in sales tax receipts, falling $47.1 million short of estimates.

Mar 10 09:29

Cuts Alone Not Enough: Need More Revenue

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Robbing from the poor to give to the rich isn't working.

Maybe time for a re-think?

Mar 10 09:28

Budget squeeze sours jobs picture

Another big employer is hanging out the "Not Hiring" sign.

State and local governments are collectively the nation's biggest source of jobs, together employing almost 15 times as many Americans as Wal-Mart.

Mar 10 09:27

League of cities working to stop state from taking local government funds

The state of California has a $20 billion problem. But if the League of California Cities has its way, the state will have to look elsewhere when it comes to rummage through local governments' pockets and sofa cushions looking for loose change.

Mar 10 09:27

RHOADES: State revenue has another $108 million shortfall

This continues to be a stagnant U-shaped versus V-shaped recession which rebounds after reaching rock bottom.

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Just because the Federal Government says we have reached the bottom doesn't mean we have reached the bottom.

Until high-paying jobs are brought back to working Americans, the only direction this economy can go is down.

Mar 10 09:25

Municipal leaders ask state for more revenue sources

City and municipal officials from around the state came here today to urge the Legislature to grant them new revenue-raising options to pay for municipal services, such as reimbursing them for tax-exempt property within their borders.

"We are not asking for a handout," said Reading Mayor Tom McMahon, whose city, like 18 others in the state, including Pittsburgh, is now under Act 47 protection from the state because of its financial problems.

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Fighting over the scraps that fall from the Federal Government's table.

Mar 10 09:24

Tennessee's budget hole grows

Tennessee’s budget hole just keeps getting deeper.

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"I'm moving these five corks around these ten holes in the bottom of the boat just as fast as I can, but it doesn't seem to stop the sinking!"

Mar 10 09:23

Spanish snow leaves 250,000 without power

A metre of snow fell in the Pyrenees leaving 6,000 travellers stranded and blocking up to 40 roads

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And still the global warming cultists are pushing for their carbon taxes.

Mar 10 09:20

Myth: Gun Control Reduces Crime