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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

"I suspected I was just a part of a racket at the time. Now I am sure of it. Like all members of the military profession I never had an original thought until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military service. Thus I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and CUba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-12. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that the Standard Oil went its way unmolested.

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July 6, 2010

Jul 06 07:23

EVANGELICAL SUPPORT OF THE SETTLEMENTS ARE TAX EXEMPT

Jul 06 07:22

TALKS ARE CHEAP AND MEANINGLESS

Obama, who has at his disposal all the facts about the Arab-Israeli conflict, should be fully aware of the true Israeli intentions, namely that Israel doesn’t want peace, doesn’t want to pay the price for peace and is only indulging in crisis management in order to gain more time in order to create more “facts” on the ground in the West Bank.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Any talks with Israel should begin with a demand for and acceptance of an apology for the attack on Americans in international waters. Absent such apology the talks should end at that point.

No government can serve two masters, and a government that serves Israel cannot serve the American people. A friend to Israel is no friend of America.

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

Jul 06 07:19

The Swastika and the Star of David

Dear Roger, if I have to contradict you, please try to understand that I do not write because I hate Jews. I write because I am an old man who has seen much and wants to save others from the bloodshed I have tasted. Today you rage against what others see. Rage blinds. One cannot reason with it, but one day the warmth of common humanity will evaporate it and you will see four things that are now so clear to so many others.

Jul 06 07:09

Ron Paul Slams Federal Interference In Oil Spill Relief Efforts

As tar balls from the BP oil spill wash into Galveston, Texas, Congressman Ron Paul has slammed federal interference in the relief effort that is hampering local attempts to mitigate the consequences of the disaster, mimicking how the feds deliberately botched the response to hurricane Katrina and made the crisis worse.

“They have done a lot to interfere,” Paul told National Political Correspondent Jessica Yellin on CNN’s “John King USA.”

“A lot of local officials, property owners and state officials have wanted to do more over in Louisiana and Mississippi and the federal government, the fish and wildlife people, the EPA and others, they come in and they prohibit them from doing it,” said Paul.



Jul 06 07:07

Forget Your Fears, Stocks Are Headed to New Highs, James Altucher Says

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And sure enough, the casino market gets an upward shove hard at the opening bell. The DOW is the only banner the administration has to wave around that the economy is doing great, and no price is too great to pay (especially if it is someone else's money) to prop it back up from now until the November elections.

UPDATE: The pump and dump does not appear to have worked. The DOW just went negative for the day. The PPT may shove it back up before the close, but the credibility of the financial media that trumpeted a soaring market today just took another hit.

Jul 06 06:46

The Importance of Concentration

Last month, a number of well known web sites and commenters were getting themselves worked up with comments like “Arctic ice dropping at the fastest rate in history” and “Arctic ice is dropping like a rock.” I advised repeatedly that prior to July, looking at the extent graphs is pointless.

July is here now, and the rate of ice extent decline has dropped dramatically over the last week. To put this in perspective, according to JAXA data, the June 28-July 4 rate is -53361 km²/day. In 2007 during the same period, ice was lost at -123104 km²/day.

In other words, 2007 was losing ice 2.31X faster than 2010.

Jul 06 06:14

Obama and Netanyahu to hold fence-mending talks

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet on Tuesday seeking to show they have turned the page on an unusually rocky period in relations between Washington and its close ally.

Visiting the White House for fence-mending talks, Netanyahu will get a warmer welcome than in March when Obama kept him at arms' length in what was widely viewed as a snub over settlement policy seen by Washington as an obstacle to a Palestinian state.

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Their visible difference of opinion was meant for public consumption. This meeting is a planning and strategy session regarding Iran. They need to find a way to trick the ignorant masses into believing a war is justified. Otherwise they are just committing more acts of terrorism.

Jul 06 05:43

Use World Currency to Renounce the Debt!

July 5, 2010

By Henry Makow Ph.D.
In upcoming years, cities, states & nations will have one overwhelming choice:
1. Renounce all debt created by bankers out of nothing, or due to compound interest. This is probably 50-80% of all government debt.
2. Or accept the unbearable burden and be willing accomplices in our enslavement and destruction.
The central banking cartel wants a one-world currency. The human experiment is in danger of failure because our forefathers were too weak, feckless or corrupt to get money creation right.

Money has no inherent value. It is a medium of exchange like sea shells or beads. It is simply a convenient method for billions of people to exchange millions of disparate products and services.

Nobody can own a medium of exchange. It must be public.




Jul 06 05:40

Robert F Kennedy Jr. Exposes Shocking Vaccine Cover Up

The people who conned you, you the majority, with the phony banking-system-scam (se: "Money as debt", "Money as Debt II Promises Unleashed", "The money Masters" and the Bible Revelation 13:16-18) - do not want you strong healthy and of a good spirit! Making you wretched with poisonous mercury and scientifically dumbing you down is their only way to keep you in bondage. And when they are coming to take your real values,- you know the collateral that you signed of in exchange when they gave you the phony-money (created out of nothing), they don not want you to be free, independent and capable of resisting! Now the positive news: getting smart is natural and God given!

Jul 06 05:16

Bishop Donald Corder:The Sun Tzu of a Turkish Samurai: Method and Discipline

The spirit of a single voice become the voice for change in the world created by dollar hegemony of a Zionist proxy government; bought and sold to the highest bidder via order of the US Supreme Court. In this hour of political and moral darkness we look to quit like men and love not our lives unto death as we protect our homes, our way of life and the future of our loved ones.

Jul 06 05:15

Bahgdad Museum Circa 1972

The destruction of this museum is inexcusable and was avoidable - which makes one wonder if it was allowed on purpose.

Jul 06 04:24

Tony and the Shah of Palestine

The so-called Middle East Peace Envoy Tony Blair certainly does not want to see any more flotillas sailing for Gaza. It’s not because he lies awake at night thinking about the deaths of those innocent humanitarian activists. No, Blair is afraid very afraid that people power will expose him for what he is, probably the most useless peace envoy on this planet.



July 5, 2010

Jul 05 23:32

Bibi Back at the White House — The Consistency of Israeli Duplicity Comes Ever More Clearly into Focus

By Jeff Gates

With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visiting the White House July 6th, it’s time to recall how Tel Aviv deceived Washington throughout the entirety of the U.S.-Israeli relationship.

U.S. military leaders will be watching this meeting very closely, as will the veterans community.

For me, confirmation of Israel’s strategic duplicity came in a meeting with Harry McPherson who served as counsel and speechwriter for Lyndon B. Johnson. LBJ entered the Senate in 1948 with Louisiana Senator Russell Long for whom I served as counsel and speechwriter.

At his law offices in Washington, Harry described his arrival in Tel Aviv the night that the 1967 War began. That war typifies the consistency of this ongoing deceit.

Jul 05 23:04

Coast Guard Media Liaison Works for BP's PR Agency, claims "I would never work on anything that would pose a conflict of interest".

...This information offered the possibility that Petty Officer Polish was a paid public relations operative for BP, working in her capacity as a Coast Guard reservist.

Did my post inadvertently provide a bully pulpit for BP and Coast Guard propaganda?

Could this be true? As it turns out, there is plenty of room for concern regarding this apparent marriage of public relations and a government agency, especially when the PR firm that employs Petty Officer Polish is the same PR firm that represents BP.

Jul 05 23:01

Greenwald: The BP/Government police state

Not surprising as the US military is BP's #1 customer.

Jul 05 22:21

To prepare for an oil spill on Columbia River: Drills, baby, drills

I know this is supposed to be a just in case, But WTF? are we expecting something on the West Coast?

ST. HELENS — The Oregon Responder, a 210-foot oil spill response vessel, dropped anchor in the middle of the Columbia River west of Portland.



Jul 05 20:23

Pinal County Sheriff Receiving Death Threats

Pinal County Sheriff Receiving Death Threats
Published : Monday, 05 Jul 2010, 8:48 PM MDT
Outside law enforcements have been brought in to investigate the threats and have found them credible.
Sheriff Babeu declined personal security detail. He decided not to request funding for security detail at this time, because the county resources are already stretched.
"I understand this threat, yet I will not run in fear or change my support for SB1070 and my demands for President Obama to secure our border with 3,000 armed soldiers in Arizona and start building the fence again. I'm always armed and as every law enforcement member knows, we always have to be aware of our surroundings and possible threats," he said.

Jul 05 18:31

Is Petraeus McChrystal’s Replacement or Obama’s?

By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS

Our petulant president’s ego can’t handle a general letting off steam. Neither can any of the spoiled children who comprise “our” government in DC, the capital of the “superpower.”

Generals have to fight wars that civilians start, either from the incompetence of their diplomacy or the arrogance of their hubris. Generals have to get young troops killed because of the stupidity or ambition or corruption of civilian government officials.

All McChrystal did was to let off steam. A real president would have realized that and let it go.

Don’t get me wrong. McChrystal is a militarist, and I am pleased to see him gone.

However, McChrystal didn’t restart America’s aggression against Afghanistan. Obama did.

Jul 05 16:39

'Paywall will underperform – the numbers don't add up'

The internet guru on the death of newspapers, why paywall will fail and how the internet has brought out our creativity – and generosit

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It isn't the paper and it isn't the pay. The reason the corporate media is in decline is that the public knows the corporate media is nothing more than a giant advertisement for government and corporate policy. People do not like to be lied to, and charging them for the privilege only adds insult to injury.

The blog-o-sphere would not even be here if the corporate media had simply told us all the truth about Vince Foster, TWA 800, Iran-Contra, Mena, OK City, Waco, Saddam's "Nookular" bombs, 9-11, etc. etc. etc. None of us out here on the front lines of the information war would have bothered doing what we do if all we did was repeat the facts and truth already on public display. We do this job because the corporate media will not. And on the day when the corporate media tells us all the truth, when the media is not just selling us another war or making excuses when Israel attacks Americans in international waters I will be happy to shut this website down and spend the remainder of my life doing visual effects and chasing Claire around the house.

But until the media decides to be truthful with the people, they will continue to go out of business and I and my partners on truth will continue to get the facts out there the people need to make good decisions.

Jul 05 16:33

On July 4th, from What Did America Declare Its Independence?

Remember Iraqi WMD? Iraqi ties to Al Qaeda? Iraq’s yellowcake uranium from Niger? Iraqi meetings in Prague? Iraqi mobile biological weapons laboratories?

All those facts are now known to be false. Yet Americans were deceived to do what? Believe. Ground Zero of the True Believers was Washington, DC where those sworn to protect us instead took us to war in Iraq—relying on false beliefs.



Jul 05 16:31

Bibi Back at the White House — The Consistency of Israeli Duplicity Comes Ever More Clearly in Focus

With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visiting the White House July 6th, it’s time to recall how Tel Aviv deceived Washington throughout the entirety of the U.S.-Israeli relationship.

Jul 05 16:29

Clinton criticizes Russia for occupying Georgia

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pot

Kettle

Black

Jul 05 16:28

BOYCOTTING PALESTINE

Here’s a new one…. IKEA ships their goods to the illegal settlements in the West Bank….. but NOT to Palestinian cities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IKEA gets no more of my business.

Jul 05 16:27

Coast Guard Media Liaison Works for BP's PR Agency

It was Petty Officer Polish's right to offer commentary and within readers' rights to offer positive and negative commentary on my post. This is the age of interactive media after all. What absolutely floored me were the number of tips that came in on my Facebook page from concerned citizens of the Louisiana Delta and elsewhere. This information offered the possibility that Petty Officer Polish was a paid public relations operative for BP, working in her capacity as a Coast Guard reservist.



Jul 05 16:26

Officials say BP spill now hitting all Gulf states

Tar balls from the Gulf oil spill found on a Texas beach were confirmed Monday as the first evidence that gushing crude from the Deepwater Horizon well has reached all the Gulf states.

Jul 05 16:22

Dutch agency admits mistake in UN climate report

The Dutch agency accepted responsibility for one mistake by the IPCC when it reported in 2005 that 55 percent of the Netherlands is below sea level, when only 26 percent is. The report should have said 55 percent is prone to flooding, including river flooding.

Jul 05 15:56

Netanyahu heads to Washington hoping to regain Obama's trust

Obama is not convinced that Netanyahu is serious in his declared intentions regarding the process, and the Israeli premier is not confident that the current American administration is committed to maintaining the same relations with Israel as those held by its predecessors.

Jul 05 15:51

Report: Obama warned Erdogan of flotilla probe

An international inquiry into the Israeli raid on the Gaza-bound flotilla may hurt the Turks – This is the message that US President Barack Obama has conveyed to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish sources told the London-based al-Hayat newspaper.

Jul 05 15:18

US Miltary escorting BP workers: Panama City, Florida July 4, 2010

BP workers claim that they speak no English.

Jul 05 13:30

US Questions Its Unwavering Support for Israel

There are questions that rarely get asked in Washington. For years, the mantra that America's intimate alliance with Israel was as good for the US as it was the Jewish state went largely unchallenged by politicians aware of the cost of anything but unwavering support.

But swirling in the background when Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, arrives in Washington tomorrow to patch up relations with the White House will be a question rarely voiced until recently: is Israel ? or, at the very least, its current government ? endangering US security and American troops?

Jul 05 13:27

Israel's Foes Embrace New Resistance Tactics

Hamas and Hezbollah, groups that have long battled Israel with violent tactics, have begun to embrace civil disobedience, protest marches, lawsuits and boycotts-tactics they once dismissed.

Israeli troops approach a model of a ship representing the Gaza aid flotilla during a demonstration by activists in the West Bank in early June.For decades, Palestinian statehood aspirations seemed to lurch between negotiations and armed resistance against Israel. But a small cadre of Palestinian activists has long argued that nonviolence, in the tradition of the American civil rights movement, would be far more effective.



Jul 05 13:22

Gaza: 95% oF Factories Are Closed, 93% Of Water Is Polluted

Most of Gaza's factories have closed and its water is polluted as a result of Israel's siege policy, according to a new report being released today by the Israeli Human Rights group – B'tselem.

The siege policy has "led to economic collapse in Gaza," B'tselem noted in a 44-page report (PDF) that looked at Gaza, the West Bank and east Jerusalem during the period from January 2009 to the end of April 2010.

Following is a summery of this report.

Jul 05 13:15

Israel Set To Release ‘Black List’ Of Items Banned From Gaza

Israel will publish on Monday its official “black list” of goods that will not be allowed to enter the Gaza Strip, weeks after dramatically easing its land blockade of the coastal territory.

The list, which will be released by the Israeli Foreign Ministry, will mainly include weapons and “problematic dual use” material that could be used to create them. Any items not listed will be permitted to enter Gaza.

Jul 05 11:43

IKEA furnishing the occupation

Swedish Radio reported on 23 June that home furnishings retail giant IKEA in Israel discriminately ships to Israel's illegal settlements but not Palestinian cities in the occupied West Bank.

Jul 05 11:41

Pulmonary Specialist: “Never seen such enormous amounts of exposure”; Swimming in Gulf waters can cause “respiratory failure”



Jul 05 11:30

Israeli judge: Learn from Nazis

"We must learn from the Nazi tactics," Retired Israeli Judge Hadassa Ben-Itto said recently during a conference discussing ways to improve the State of Israel's PR efforts in the world.

Ben-Itto said during the conference that Israel should adopt the tactics used by the Nazis after they distributed the Protocols of the Elders of Zion: Refusing to reach a compromise and continuing their battle in the courts although they had no proof of the protocols.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When I read the headline, my head began spinning, sort of like that of Linda Blair in "The Exorcist" and I thought for a moment that I had misread, the coffee hadn't kicked in, etc., then read it again.

This retired Israeli jurist is serious.

What she is talking about is using the "Big Lie" technique as one of Israel's standard PR components, then pursuing it through the courts, as though to use judicial process to "punish" those who tell the truth about the Israel's treatment of Palestinians (or question the orthodox account of the Holocaust).

I would like to hope that thinking, moral Israeli jurists would immediately repudiate this notion.

Jul 05 11:17

Syria: The prospect of war grows

Syrian President Bashar Assad warned that the current rift in Israel-Turkey relations threatens the stability of the Middle East, and said "the chances of peace grow slim, and the prospect of war grows."

Speaking at a press conference in Madrid Monday, Assad said that if "relations between Israel and Turkey are not renewed, it will be very difficult for Turkey to continue its role in the [peace] negotiations."

Assad called Turkey a crucial part of the peace process, saying "Turkey knows the ins and outs of the Middle East," and "there was never such a significant factor as Turkey for peace talks, and the stability of the region."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, Syrian President Assad's assessment is correct here.

Israel wants a regional war, and there is very little which can be done to stop it.

Obama also needs yet another war to distract Americans from the absolute, catastrophic messes he has made of both his domestic and foreign policies.

Jul 05 11:15

US to blame Iran for Afghanistan failure

US and British intelligence services are working on a fake video clip aimed at diverting blame for failures in Afghanistan to Iran, an informed US military source says.

Jul 05 11:13

Activists: Obama, Send Pollard Home

Activists wrote a letter to Obama from “the People of Israel” asking him to send Pollard home. “Your principled signature on Jonathan Pollard's pending clemency papers would be the consummate act of friendship towards the People of Israel,”” they wrote.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Israeli activists demanding Pollard's release: Pollard was a traitor to his country, the US, and you should be very grateful that he wasn't executed by the US for his crimes.



Jul 05 11:05

With the US trapped in depression, this really is starting to feel like 1932

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is almost as worrisome as this depression is that, historically, the US has gotten out of its depressions with wars.

The target, this time, is most likely Iran.

Such a war has every possibility of going global.

Jul 05 10:55

How The Middle Class Got Robbed

A quick, pithy, excellent primer.

from Private Proprerty, the Commons, and the War on the Middle Class.

Jul 05 10:54

Lebanese aid ships to arrive in Gaza soon: Palestinian official

A Palestinian official said Sunday that two Lebanese aid ships are expected to arrive in Gaza in a couple of weeks.

Jamal al-Khoudary, an independent lawmaker and head of the Popular Committee Against Siege, told Xinhua that he was informed by the teams of the aid vessels that they would set sail to Gaza soon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The flotillas need to keep coming until the immoral and illegal Israeli siege of Gaza is lifted.

Jul 05 10:47

Barack Obama: The great jobs killer

It's time to call Obama what he is: The Great Jobs Killer. With his massive spending and tax hikes -- rewarding big government and big unions, while punishing taxpayers and business owners -- Obama has killed jobs, he has killed motivation to create new jobs, he has killed the motivation to invest in new businesses, or expand old ones. With all this killing, Obama should be given the top spot on the FBI's Most Wanted List.

As far as the taxpayers -- the people who actually take risks with our own money to create small businesses and jobs and pay most of the taxes -- we require protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is what happens when Americans elect a president who never, in his life, has had to make payroll.



Jul 05 10:43

JULY 4th ~~ REMEMBERING A GREAT AMERICAN, HOWARD ZINN

No wonder the US and Israel have a “special relationship”; they share a similar foundation, one that is painful for so many in the short run and unsustainable in the long run. May Howard be resting in a peace we still lack on earth.

Jul 05 10:42

Census worker arrested for trespassing

The case of a Hawaii Census worker arrested for trespassing while trying to do his job is heading to federal court.

It's the latest example of disputes this year between Census workers protected by federal law and residents who don't want to deal with them.

Jul 05 10:41

Oil skimmer's test results 'inconclusive' due to rough seas

Tests of the effectiveness of the A Whale oil skimmer in the Gulf of Mexico are inconclusive, a spokesman for the company that owns the huge converted cargo ship said Monday.

Bob Grantham of TMT Shipping Offshore said rough seas over the initial 48-hour testing period made it difficult to determine the skimming results, but he expects more typical sea conditions over coming days will allow more testing.

Jul 05 10:40

Afghan War: Petraeus Expands U.S. Military Presence Throughout Eurasia

While speaking outside NATO headquarters in Kabul on July 4, General Petraeus stated "We are in this to win." Only four days before, the deadliest month of the war for NATO forces ended and with it the lives of over a hundred foreign soldiers.

Petraeus's 150,000 U.S. and NATO troops are not going to turn the tide in America's longest, and NATO's first ground, war. Nor will the conflict be shortened by pulling more nations, with almost a third of the world's already embroiled, into the Afghan vortex.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Again, one wonders just how Petraeus is going to define "winning", because this war is unwinnable militarily.



Jul 05 10:38

More bad news for BP as arsenic levels rise in seawater around the Gulf of Mexico

BELEAGUERED energy giant BP was hit with further bad news this morning as it emerged dangerous arsenic levels have been found in seawater around the Gulf of Mexico.

British scientists warned that the oil spill is increasing the level of arsenic in the ocean, and could further add to the devastating impact on the already sensitive environment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And that asshole Florida Governor is out there telling tourists to come swim at their beaches!

Jul 05 10:34

Obama's Expanded Military Spying and Torture Network

Despite promises to the contrary, the Obama administration has consolidated, even expanded privacy- and civil liberties killing programs launched by the Bush government.

From warrantless spying and driftnet surveillance to the indefinite detention and torture of foreign suspects held in U.S. gulags, and from the murderous drone wars in Pakistan to threats to assassinate American citizens merely on the suspicion they might be terrorists, 18 months into Obama's new "change" order, facts on the ground paint a grim picture indeed.

Jul 05 10:31

HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE GHOSTS OF VIENNA

But back to Hertzl who contributed to 110 years of conflict and suffering for millions of people. Hertzl wrote in his diaries that “Anti-Semites will become our surest friends, anti-Semitic countries our allies.” Instead of working to better life for all people, he chose to mimic ethnocentric chauvinistic nationalism in Europe and export it to another land whose people had nothing to do with what was happening in Europe. Another famous Austrian Jew, father of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud, rejected Zionism because it has within it the same seeds of human frailty that he could easily comprehend.

Jul 05 10:30

Middle East War: U.S. Doctors Approved Torture and Denied Medical Care to Captives

ong after the world-shaking Abu Ghraib photos were published in 2004 and the Pentagon vowed to stop abusing prisoners, “men were still being strapped into restraint chairs and left in the sun for hours or locked in cells too small to lie down in,” Sharrock writes. “The medics regularly found prisoners dehydrated, wrists bloody from overtight handcuffs, ankles swollen from forced standing, joints dislocated from stress positions.” (Abu Ghraib’s former commandant Gen. Janis Karpinski once estimated 90% of the prisoners were innocent.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Josef Mengele would have loved these guys.



Jul 05 10:27

BP Used Oil Industry Tax Break to Write Off Its Rent for Deepwater Rig

Transocean, the company that owns the failed Deepwater Horizon rig that caused the Gulf oil spill, used well-known tax havens in the Cayman Islands and Switzerland to lower its U.S. corporate tax rate by almost 15 points. And due to a break in the U.S. tax code, BP was also allowed to write off the rent it paid to Transocean on its own tax bill, saving it hundreds of thousands of dollars per day:

Jul 05 10:27

Oil in Lake Pontchartrain

Jul 05 10:25

In Azerbaijan, key to Afghanistan efforts, Clinton walks tightrope on democracy

After a major speech in Poland encouraging democracy, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled Sunday to a country that has tossed bloggers in jail, held elections widely considered flawed and abolished term limits for its president.

But she took a notably cautious approach there on the issue of democratic reforms.

That's because the country is Azerbaijan, a key transit route for U.S. troops and supplies heading for Afghanistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is far more to this meeting than talks about than transiting troops and supplies to Afghanistan here and improving US/Azerbaijani relations, and was notably absent from in this article.

Take a good look at the following map:

http://www.thetravelalmanac.com/atlas/iran.htm

Azerbaijan borders Iran at Iran's northwest border, at the Caspian Sea.

Although consultation regarding the Nagorno-Karabakh regional conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan may have been the "good reason" for this meeting, the real reason may well be to find out what Azerbaijan is prepared to do - or not do - when the US and/or Israel attacks Iran.

Jul 05 10:24

Reader photos Pensacola 6-23-10

Jul 05 10:22

Hundreds of Gulf swimmers complain of illness

Jul 05 10:21

Belgian child sex abuse police probe death threats

Police investigating claims of child abuse by Belgian clergy have told the BBC they are probing death threats against witnesses and magistrates.

Jul 05 10:20

Russian spy ring needed some serious IT help

The Russian ring charged this week with spying on the United States faced some of the common security problems that plague many companies -- misconfigured wireless networks, users writing passwords on slips of paper and laptop help desk issues that take months to resolve.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This whole Russian spy story is a joke!

Jul 05 10:15

'Israel preparing to occupy Lebanon'

Israel troops are conducting military drills to get prepared for being deployed in Lebanon, in a move Tel Aviv says is aimed at preventing "rocket attacks by Hezbollah," Israeli sources say.

Israel is conducting drills at its Elyakim training base, near Haifa, to simulate attacks on Hezbollah targets in southern Lebanon, Haaretz reported.

An Israeli colonel told Haaretz that the US military officers had advised Israel to deploy its soldiers in Lebanon during the 33-day war in 2006, hinting that Israel will do so in any offensive on Lebanon in the future.

Jul 05 10:13

‘IT’S KOSHER BUT IT STILL STINKS’

Most of Israel’s critics, especially abroad, see the country as a one-dimensional monolith. As they see it, all its (Jewish) citizens are marching in lockstep behind their rightist government, consumed by a dark ideology, supporting occupation and settlements and committing war crimes. This, by the way, is a mirror image of the admirers of Israel in the world, who also see Israel as a one-dimensional monolith, with all citizens marching proudly behind their brave and determined leaders – Binyamin Netanyahu, Ehud Barak and Avigdor Lieberman.

Jul 05 10:12

Pakistan's PM faces calls to negotiate with Taliban terrorists

Pakistan's Prime Minister has agreed to hold a national conference on ways to combat terrorism after the leader of the main opposition party, the Pakistan Muslim League-N, said the government should negotiate with the Pakistani Taliban militants to improve security.

The agreement to hold a national conference represents a rare moment of consensus between the two parties, which have clashed over how to address the problem of growing violence in Punjab, the country's richest and most populous region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At the end of the day (although the US will decry the move), negotiation, as opposed to violent confrontation, is the most sane move the Pakistani government can make here.

Jul 05 10:11

THE AGGRESSIVE PROGRESSIVES OF JERUSALEM

Left-wing protests in Sheikh Jarrah began nine months ago. Since then, close to 100 activists, most of them Israeli, have gathered every Friday to stage demonstrations, some of which lead to violent clashes with police. Thus far over 100 people have been arrested and 44 indictments have been filed in court.

Jul 05 10:10

GORDON DUFF: MUNICH AND THE FIVE “9/11?s”

As much as Israel tries to remind the world, few remember much of the 1972 Olympics, even the killing of eleven Israeli athletes. Five of the attackers died, depending on whose news you watch they were either terrorists or freedom fighters. We use those terms so interchangeably nowadays. One German police officer died. This is news again today because Abu Dauod of the Fatah Party, reputed by some as the mastermind behind the attack, died yesterday at age 73. The eulogy by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, a moderate always welcome in Tel Aviv and Washington, honored Dauod for a lifetime of sacrifice. I would never have known of the death nor the eulogy were it not for the Israeli national news service, always beating the “Israel is a victim” drum.

Jul 05 10:09

Republicans Block Investigative Power for Oil Spill Commission

Jul 05 10:07

Iran to quit talks if sanctions tightened

A senior Iranian lawmaker has warned that Iran will quit talks about its nuclear program, if the six major powers tighten fresh UN sanctions against the country.

"If the five permanent members of the UN Security Council -- Russia, China, France, Britain and the US -- plus Germany (P5+1) tighten the UN Security Council sanctions Resolution 1929, they should not expect Iran to continue talks," IRNA quoted Head of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi as saying on Sunday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What sane person in their right mind could blame Iran from walking away from talks, after it had conducted its nuclear energy program by the book, passed every IAEA inspection, and still got sanctions slapped on it?!?

Jul 05 10:03

Petraeus Vows Victory During Afghan Ceremony

During a public ceremony at NATO’s headquarters, Gen. David Petraeus cemented his role as the new commander of the Afghan War with a formal assumption of command and an upbeat statement about the prospects of the increasingly disastrous war.

“We are in this to win,” Petraeus declared at the ceremony, “we have arrived at a critical moment.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just by what measurement Petraeus will be defining this "victory", nearly 9 years on.

Jul 05 10:02

American middle class slowly disappearing under mounds of debt – How Wall Street and government sucked working and middle class Americans into perpetual debt serfdom.

People quickly forget about the nearly 1,000 point “flash crash” brought on by glitches in the Wall Street casino machinery. Still no sensible explanation has been given but today the stock market now stands below the flash crash moment. The middle class is witnessing the largest wealth transfer in history take place and it is all happening because of the Wall Street infrastructure and the government’s lack of respect for the working class of the United States. Even last month as we lost 125,000 workers the unemployment rate actually went down because over 500,000 Americans simply dropped out of the workforce. In other words people simply threw their hands up in exhaustion and gave up. The government is literally not counting tens of thousands of Americans.

Jul 05 10:01

Abbas: No progress in indirect talks

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has denied a breakthrough in indirect negotiations with Israel, saying the US-brokered talks have been ineffective so far.

"In fact there is no progress in negotiations, and the situation is still as it was," dpa quoted acting PA Chief Mahmoud Abbas as saying during a stopover in Amman, responding to US reports which had earlier indicated a progress in the ongoing "proximity talks."

The negotiations, mediated by US special envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell, have been seriously affected by Israel's unrelenting settlement expansions and its deadly attack on a Gaza-bound aid convoy on May 31.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These talks are pointless. Israel only wants territory, and by any means necessary.

What we will see soon is a brisk Israeli annexation of Jerusalem and the West Bank, coupled with forced expulsion of Palestinians who will then become of stateless refugees.

And unfortunately, the disarray, and lack of unified action against this by Arab states in the region will simply allow this to happen.

And the UN, in these circumstances?

The UN has demonstrated, continuously, that it is pathologically impotent to bring meaningful change in the lives of Palestinians.

Jul 05 10:00

TSA To Block Websites With “Controversial Opinions”

“The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is blocking certain websites from the federal agency’s computers, including halting access by staffers to any Internet pages that contain a “controversial opinion,” according to an internal email obtained by CBS News.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Moi?!?!? :)

Jul 05 09:58

Israeli PM admits 'mistake' over Turkey talks 'insult'

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says he made a "mistake" by leaving his foreign minister out of secret talks between senior Israeli and Turkish officials.

Avigdor Lieberman said it was an "insult" that the talks took place in Brussels without his prior knowledge.

Jul 05 09:56

Tea party gatherings on the Fourth mix the educational and the patriotic

"Tea party" activists across the nation tried to put the "independence" back in Independence Day this weekend with festivals and other gatherings focused on the Constitution -- and how to use it for political gain.

Jul 05 09:56

Debt-ridden Illinois faces fiscal collapse

He points to a figure in red: $5.01 billion (all figures US).

"This is what the state owes right now to schools, rehabilitation centres, child care, the state university -- and it's getting worse every single day," he says.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is what happens when the government allows a nation's manufacturing to move offshore to curry favor with corporate donors.

Jul 05 09:54

Clinton: U.S. to contribute $150 million to Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I relinked this because the US-based media is still pushing the $15 million figure, but frankly, with Americans sleeping in alleys and eating out of trashcans, even $15 million is too much to pay to the na5ion that attacked Americans in international waters.

Jul 05 09:53

Obama mum on Bush's borders for Israel

Mr. Netanyahu is expected in the meeting on Tuesday to discuss both the prospects for direct talks with the Palestinians and whether he will renew a 10-month freeze of new settlement construction on the West Bank. Both leaders are also looking to improve the negative atmosphere of the U.S.-Israeli relationship in the past year.

The Israelis maintain that Mr. Bush's letter is the foundation for the United States to accept new construction in the Jewish settlements that encircle Jerusalem, areas that make up the vast majority of the Jewish population on the West Bank.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel is going to continue annexing Jerusalem and the West Bank, and there is absolutely nothing Obama can or will do to stop it.

The purpose of this meeting has almost nothing to do with the settlement issue, and everything to do with the impending attack against Iran.

Jul 05 09:47

Israel Eases Gaza Blockade Restrictions, Releasing List Of Allowed Items

Israel dropped its long-standing restrictions on allowing consumer goods into the Gaza Strip on Monday but retained limits on desperately needed construction materials, redefining the rules of its heavily criticized Gaza embargo on the eve of the Israeli prime minister's trip to the White House.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This alleged "easing" is cosmetic in nature only, for US public consumption on the eve of Netanyahu's trip to Washington tomorrow.

If Israel is interested in true peace in the region (which it is not), they should lift the siege, period, end of discussion.

Jul 05 09:44

A stock market forecast that says ‘take cover’

With the stock market lurching again, plenty of investors are nervous, and some are downright bearish. Then there’s Robert Prechter, the market forecaster and social theorist, who is in another league entirely.

Prechter is convinced we have entered a market decline of staggering proportions – perhaps the biggest of the last 300 years.

Jul 05 09:43

U.S. Consumers in 'Dire' Credit Situation

Jul 05 09:43

Isolating Israel: Flotilla Aftermath

"We don't have any intention to apologize. We think that the opposite is true," Lieberman – Israel’s Minister of Foreign Affairs – said in Latvia. "We have no plans to do that, and the minister did not promise anything to that regard during his meeting with the Turkish foreign minister two days ago," Trade and Labor Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer's bureau added making this official: Israel wouldn’t apologize for the crimes it committed against Gaza’s Freedom Flotilla.

Jul 05 09:42

Gulf spill 'bigger and uglier than we had hoped'

"The distribution of the oil, it's bigger and uglier than we had hoped," said Roger Helm, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official and the lead scientist studying the spill for the Interior Department. "The possibility of having significant changes in the food chain, over some period of time, is very real. The possibility of marshes disappearing . . . is very real."

Jul 05 09:41

Coast Guard bans reporters from oil cleanup sites

Journalists who come too close to oil spill clean-up efforts without permission could find themselves facing a $40,000 fine and even one to five years in prison under a new rule instituted by the Coast Guard late last week.

It's a move that outraged observers have decried as an attack on First Amendment rights. And CNN's Anderson Cooper describes the new rules as making it "very easy to hide incompetence or failure."

The Coast Guard order states that "vessels must not come within 20 meters [65 feet] of booming operations, boom, or oil spill response operations under penalty of law."

A "willful" violation of the new rule could result in Class D felony charges, which carry a penalty of one to five years in prison under federal law.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the repercussions of this catastrophe are far worse than either BP or the Federal government wants to let the general public know about.

Jul 05 09:40

Israel’s Cult of Victimhood

Israelis have not responded in any of the ways we might have expected. There has been little soul-searching about the morality, let alone legality, of soldiers invading ships in international waters and killing civilians. In the main, Israelis have not been interested in asking tough questions of their political and military leaders about why the incident was handled so badly. And only a few commentators appear concerned about the diplomatic fall-out.

Instead, Israelis are engaged in a Kafkaesque conversation in which the military attack on the civilian ships is characterised as a legitimate “act of self-defence”, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it, and the killing of nine aid activists is transformed into an attempted “lynching of our soldiers” by terrorists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More than anything else, it is the complete absence of any remorse, any regret, any shame, indeed of any humanity at all by Israel in this affair that has fueled the rage of the world.

Jul 05 09:37

West Bank settlements to expand

Israeli settlements across the West Bank are set to expand by up to 2,700 housing units when Israel's partial moratorium on building expires on 27 September, the Israeli daily Haaretz reported Monday.

According to the daily, the units were authorized before the temporary construction freeze was enforced, but several settlement networks are reportedly preparing for further expansion.

Jul 05 09:36

US Questions Its Unwavering Support for Israel

Netanyahu would prefer to be seen as an indispensable ally in confronting Islamist terror. But his insistence on building Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem, which is causing a deep rift with Washington, is seen as evidence of a lack of serious interest in the establishment of a viable Palestinian state. That in turn is seen as fueling hostility towards the US in other parts of the Middle East and beyond, because America is perceived as Israel's shield.

Jul 05 09:28

Turkey Pulls Out of US-Israeli Navy Exercise

In another sign of the deteriorating ties between Israel and Turkey, the Turkish Defense Ministry informed the Israeli occupation army over the weekend that it has decided not to participate in a naval search-and-rescue exercise planned for next month.

Jul 05 09:26

Turkey FM: We'll Cut Israel Ties unless It Apologizes for Gaza Flotilla Raid

Turkey's foreign minister has warned that diplomatic ties with Israel will be cut in the wake of the recent flotilla crisis unless certain conditions are met, the Turkish press reported Monday.

"The Israelis have three options: They will either apologize or acknowledge an international-impartial inquiry and its conclusion. Otherwise, our diplomatic ties will be cut off," Ahmet Davutoglu told reporters on Saturday during a visit to Kyrgyzstan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We never apologize, no matter how wrong we are! That's what makes us Israel!!!" -- Israel

Jul 05 09:23

IDF objector sprays 'Free Gaza' graffiti on Warsaw Ghetto wall

A group of Israeli left-wing activists and pro-Palestinian demonstrators last week sprayed graffiti on remnants of the Warsaw Ghetto, calling for all ghettos to be liberated, including Gaza.

Jul 05 09:20

Declaration of Independence from Israeli boot lickers ruining our country

Jul 05 09:16

EPA Scraps Texas Clean Air Program, Will Make Oil Refineries To File For New Permits

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday officially overturned a 16-year-old Texas air permitting program it says violates the Clean Air Act, leaving some of the country's largest refineries in a state of limbo.

The move comes after years of backdoor bickering, negotiations and public arguments between the EPA and Texas. The argument recently escalated from a battle over environmental issues into a heated political dispute over states' rights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Pussy has gone stark raving certifiably mad! Obama unleashed the worst environmental disaster in history by handing out EPA exemptions to British Petroleum like candy while the MMS did drugs and surfed internet porn, and now Obama is going to have the EPA drop an existing agreement to force Texas oil refineries to halt operations while they refile their paperwork, effectively shutting down a major portion of the United States' oil supply at a time when the flow of oil from the Gulf drilling operations is already limited to the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Is Obama paying back BP for all their campaign money by slamming the US oil producers to "level the playing field", or is Obama playing a mafia-like racket in which he will shut off the flow of oil until Congress gives him his carbon-tax?

Either way, this is a reminder that the Founding Fathers were correct in warning against allowing the President to acquire too much direct authority over our lives.

Jul 05 08:54

Ending the Propagandocracy by Returning to Reason, Ethics and Truth

Rather than being called a democracy, the system we in the western world live in today might far more accurately be called a “propagandocracy”.
It is by the power of deceptive manipulation that we are ruled by an arrogant elitist plutocracy.

Jul 05 08:10

Obama biggest recipient of BP cash

While the BP oil geyser pumps millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama and members of Congress may have to answer for the millions in campaign contributions they've taken from the oil and gas giant over the years.

Jul 05 07:56

Iranian passenger jets 'refused fuel'

Iran says that Britain, Germany and the United Arab Emirates are refusing to provide fuel to Iranian passenger planes.

The move, which has not been confirmed, follows unilateral sanctions imposed by the US, the Isna news agency reported.

Jul 05 07:32

Three Interesting Numbers

Having written papers on various suitably obscure subjects - from Newton’s lunar theory to the discovery of Neptune - three years ago I made what in retrospect looks like a rather large mistake. I began to take an interest in the published chemical evidence relating to the ‘gas chambers’ at Auschwitz/ Birkenau.

Today, I believe we should formulate the unbearable Big Questions as:

Were the deadly Nazi gas chambers of WW2 used to kill Jews…..or bugs?

Did they work to take lives……or save them?

Did they have people ..... or clothing, put into them?

(Warning: a ‘wrong’ answer here can land you in jail, in ten European nations.)

Jul 05 07:20

Obama's Expanded Military Spying and Torture Network

Despite promises to the contrary, the Obama administration has consolidated, even expanded privacy- and civil liberties killing programs launched by the Bush government.

From warrantless spying and driftnet surveillance to the indefinite detention and torture of foreign suspects held in U.S. gulags, and from the murderous drone wars in Pakistan to threats to assassinate American citizens merely on the suspicion they might be terrorists, 18 months into Obama's new "change" order, facts on the ground paint a grim picture indeed.

Jul 05 07:05

Shocking Betrayal of Trust by US Senate

Senate Democrats today asked unanimous consent to pass legislation that would give the BP Oil Spill Commission the subpoena power it needs to do its job. "Frankly, it's time we have a vote after so many Republican objections to this commonsense legislation," said Sen. Robert Menendez. "[This bill] asserts that we want to protect those families, taxpayers, not oil company profits."

July 4, 2010

Jul 04 22:08

SEVEN YEAR OLD PALESTINIANS CONFRONT ISRAELI SOLDIERS

When Israeli soldiers entered the embattled Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh on July 2, they were immediately confronted by over a dozen small children. While the IDF is accustomed to firing teargas canisters, percussion grenades, rubber bullets and even live .22 caliber ammunition at adolescent boys, members of the Nahal unit and Kfir border police brigade tasked with suppressing the weekly Nabi Saleh demonstration were frustrated by the children who surrounded and taunted them. At one point, the division commander became so upset he barked into his radio, “I need backup!”

Jul 04 22:06

50 Statistics About The U.S. Economy That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

In 2010 the U.S. government is projected to issue almost as much new debt as the rest of the governments of the world combined.

Jul 04 21:41

Israel’s New Master Plan

The estimated 270,000 Arab East Jerusalemites are already confined to a mere 13 per cent of East Jerusalem while more than 85 per cent of the city has been seized by Jewish authorities since 1967, when Israel occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the West Bank.

Jul 04 21:31

Managed News: Inside The US/NATO Military Industrial Media Empire

We face what appears to be a military industrial media empire so powerful and complex that truth is mostly absent or reported in disconnected segments with little historical context. A case in point: The London Times reported on June 5, 2010, that American troops are now operating in 75 countries. Has President Obama secretly sanctioned a huge increase in the number of US Special Forces carrying out search-and-destroy missions against Al-Qaeda around the world?

Jul 04 15:14

Black voice of sanity writes:The Obama Presidency: An Unfolding Disaster

The Obama Presidency: An Unfolding Disaster
Written by Larry Pinkney
Friday, 02 July 2010 04:35
Barack Obama is in fact, shrewdly facilitating and overseeing the dismantling, not of the U.S. corporate / military empire, but rather of the economic and political human rights and legitimate needs of everyday Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow peoples in this nation. It is for this purpose that the corporate / military establishment and the corporate media ensured that Barack Obama was installed in the White House. This is an increasingly obvious disaster not for the wealthy elite who already have homes, villas, gated mansions, yachts, and cushioned financial holdings all over the world. It is however, a horrible disaster for everyday common folks in this nation and around this planet.

Jul 04 15:02

Pensacola Beach: Oily Sheen Mousse

The FDA has decreed? Corexit to be a vital part of a balanced agonizing hell storm.

Jul 04 12:46

The Minneapolis Teamster Strikes of 1934: The Battle of Deputy Run

As we Americans celebrate this Fourth of July, honor our brothers and sisters who have fought for freedom and learn well from these lessons.

“On Monday, May 21, a major battle between strikers and police and special deputies took place in the central market area. At a crucial point, six hundred pickets, concealed the previous evening in nearby AFL headquarters, emerged and routed the police and deputies in hand-to-hand combat. Over thirty cops went to the hospital. No pickets were arrested. On Tuesday, May 22, the battle began again. About twenty thousand strikers, sympathizers, and spectators assembled in the central market area, and a local radio station broadcast live from the site.”

Jul 04 12:20

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Rise And Immigration-Related Fall

Guthrie experienced California’s false promise first hand when he left Pampa, Texas for Los Angeles to escape the Dust Bowl and start his life anew.

Things didn’t work out, however. What Guthrie found instead of a “sugar bowl” was landowners and powerful agricultural growers all too eager to exploit the downtrodden, transplanted Oakies.

As I look back at Guthrie’s song seventy years later, I find that it’s filled with irony.

Jul 04 12:20

Israeli Thieves: Zionist Usurping Entity to Legalize Lebanon Gas Theft

Amid Israeli efforts to take over Lebanon's gas resources, Tel Aviv has tasked the parliament with ratifying a legislation that would facilitate the process.

Tel Aviv intends to present the Knesset with a law which would make the international waters between Palestine and Lebanon the property of Israel paving way for the seizure of the sea-based gas fields, Naharnet cited Israeli television as saying on Sunday.

Jul 04 12:19

Emergency room visits grow in Mass.

The number of people visiting hospital emergency rooms has climbed in Massachusetts, despite the enactment of nearly universal health insurance that some hoped would reduce expensive emergency department use.

Jul 04 12:18

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK ~~ BP’s NEWEST PRODUCT … TURTLE SOUP IN OIL

Jul 04 12:11

Gaza children at grave malnutrition risk

Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip is associated with long-term damage to Palestinians' health, placing their children at risk of stunted growth or malnutrition.

Jul 04 11:39

The Hilo Massacre

To protect against such efforts in the future, severe and even more repressive laws were enacted. Trespass and criminal syndicalism laws viewed almost any speech or action regarding labor as evidence of criminal intent, and anti-picketing laws were freely applied to include a ban on union meetings. This tight net of law, it was thought, would at last be sufficient to restrain labor organization. The 1924 Filipino strike proved them wrong. Despite police repression, the Filipino workers conducted a strike which rotated through the Islands and lasted for over six months. Despite a police ban on meetings, defined as two or more workers, the sugar workers carried their strike to the limits of the physical and human resources.

Jul 04 11:29

AMERICAN EMBASSY SPARED THE PRESENCE OF ONE WAR CRIMINAL

during his visit to New York a month ago, Lieberman did not meet a single representative of the administration but only Jewish politicians and Israeli diplomats.
Perhaps they refused to meet with him?? Think about it, would you???

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Tourists often see the few remaining sugar cane fields being burned, and are informed that this is part of the process for harvest, which it is. The extremely wet core of the plant, where the sugar is stored, is safe from fire while the dry outer husks burn away. This makes the harvest easier.

But what tourists are never told is that the trick of burning the cane fields was discovered during the labor unrest of the 1930s when abused workers tried to burn the cane fields to destroy the property of the plantation owners. In the process of attempting to salvage their crop, the plantation owners discovered that it was actually easier to get the sugar once the outer layers of the cane were burned away.

Jul 04 10:47

Old technology stymies Calif. gov's pay-cut order

A state appellate court ruled in Schwarzenegger's favor Friday, but the state controller, who issues state paychecks, says he can't comply. One reason given by Controller John Chiang, a Democrat elected in 2006: The state's computer system can't handle the technological challenge of restating paychecks to the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nonsense

Jul 04 10:38

Sheep For Slaughter: Is the Elite really trying to KILL us?

Eric Blair - Activist Post

There has been much in the mainstream news recently about population control. In fact, there seems to be a concerted effort by the Elite to introduce the idea as a legitimate debate about dealing with the “problem” of over-population. It appears the elite are trying to legitimize these claims using the global warming argument that CO2, which humans exhale, must be minimized at all costs.

Jul 04 10:33

A New Declaration of Independence for a New Revolution

America is fast coming to a crossroads from which there will be no return if we take the wrong path. Do we take the road that leads away from America and toward a Euro-esque way of governing? Do we cast aside our American character and bury our great nation in a grave of socialist-styled authority? Do we damn our progeny to a failed superstate that violate every tenet of our original ideals?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Do we allow our nation to continue being slaves to Israel?

Jul 04 10:32

New Yorkers protest Tzipi Livni despite hidden location

About 50 protesters picketed outside the Russian Tea Room yesterday as Tzipi Livni spoke inside. The protest was organized by Jews Say No!, American Jews for a Just Peace, and Adalah-NY: The New York Coalition for the Boycott of Israel. Livni was giving a speech as part of a two-day conference on “Peace and Security” hosted by the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence.

Jul 04 10:30

Lieberman: Israsl has a DIVINE RIGHT to Americans' money!

Two key U.S. senators on Sunday dismissed Mideast envoy George Mitchell's suggestion that Washington withhold loan guarantees to pressure Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No government can serve two masters, and a government that serves Israel cannot serve the American people. A friend to Israel is no friend of America.

Memorize this list of Israel's whores in the US Government and vote them out of office before it is your children being murdered by Israel! There is no more important issue this election!

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

Jul 04 10:26

No 'Sorry' from US as Iran plane tragedy marked

Jul 04 10:24

Independence Day?

Perhaps it's time we revisit the idea. Are we still independent? The revolution was against a nation that imposed massive corporate parasitsm upon us.

Who could argue that we are under a similar affliction now? But today, our afflictor is given its rights and power by the congress and the supreme court.

We face injustice in every direction. The coast guard protects BP from the media. Traitors like Joe Barton protect the oil giants from a weak president who does too little.

Jul 04 10:23

ISRAEL’S MOST SACRED COW, ITS NUCLEAR WEAPONS, UNDER PRESSURE FROM UNEXPECTED QUARTER.

For years, a succession of American presidents has played up to Israel’s ambiguity about its nuclear weapons arsenal but now it looks like the games afoot. It always seemed, even on the odd occasion that the US and Israel didn’t quite see eye to eye on various issues in the past, that the issue of Israel’s nuclear weapons status was sacrosanct.

Today, however, the New York Times has revealed that President Obama has broken the tradition of the US ignoring Israel’s nuclear weapons arsenal. As Mark Lander writes in the NYT:

Jul 04 10:22

Eco-Terrorism Suspected At Papaya Farm

Laureto Julian said in his 30 years of papaya farming he's never had something like this happen to him before. About 8,500 young papaya trees were chopped in half sometime Wednesday, the fruit left on the ground. It's a loss of about $100,000 for Julian.

"I cry when I seen that place," said Julian. "I don't understand why they do that to me."

One nonprofit bio-tech organization speculated eco-terrorists are behind the destruction -- those who are against genetically-modified crops.

Jul 04 10:05

Israel’s attack on Egypt in June ’67 was not ‘preemptive’

It is often claimed that Israel’s attack on Egypt that began the June 1967 “Six Day War” was a “preemptive” one. Implicit in that description is the notion that Israel was under imminent threat of an attack from Egypt. Yet this historical interpretation of the war is not sustained by the documentary record.

The President of Egypt, then known as the United Arab Republic (UAR), Gamal Abdel Nasser, later conveyed to U.S. President Lyndon Johnson that his troop buildup in the Sinai Peninsula prior to the war had been to defend against a feared Israeli attack.

Jul 04 10:03

'Israel trying to block U.S.-Saudi Arabia defense contract'

Israel is trying to prevent a big defense contract between the United States and Saudi Arabia from going through, a senior defense source told Haaretz. The deal includes the purchase of scores of new F-15 fighter jets and the upgrading of the 150 F-15s already in the Saudi air force.

The source said Israel expressed a number of reservations to the Americans over the past month, and the issue is expected to come up in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's meetings in Washington on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Yu're not supposed to sell those weapons to Saudi Arabia; you are supposed to give them to US, schmuck!"

Jul 04 10:01

U.S. Gives Israeli Spy Asylum

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel's agent provocateur in HAMAS?

Jul 04 09:58

Church Office Failed to Act on Abuse Scandal

... it was Cardinal Ratzinger who might have taken decisive action in the 1990s to prevent the scandal from metastasizing in country after country, growing to such proportions that it now threatens to consume his own papacy.

Jul 04 09:57

UN Warns of New War in North; Claims on Gas May Be Trigger

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned that violence may break out again between Hizbullah and Israel as tensions rise over charges that the terrorist organization has obtained advanced long--range Scud missiles from Syria.

One trigger for another war could be the huge natural gas fields that Israeli firms have discovered off Israel’s Mediterranean Coast and which both Lebanon and Hizbullah claim belongs to them.

Replying to Lebanese warnings to Israel not drill in its waters, Infrastructure Minister Uzi Landau declared last week that Israel would use force if necessary to defend its rights to develop the fields, which it says are not in Lebanese territory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: Israel is looking for an excuse - any excuse - to reinvade Lebanon, not only from a standpoint of these natural gas finds, which each country claims belongs to them, but also for the water the Litani river, which Israel desperately needs.

Jul 04 09:56

Small business sidelined in slow recovery from recession

In every recession over the last three decades, it has been America's small businesses — those Lilliputian companies with fewer than 100 employees — that stepped forward, began hiring and pulled the country out of the mire.

Not this time.

Jul 04 09:55

Remmeber yesterday when we were told the US was giving 15 million to preserve Auschwitz?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's actually 150 million!

Jul 04 09:51

Illinois Stops Paying Its Bills, but Can’t Stop Digging Hole

For the last few years, California stood more or less unchallenged as a symbol of the fiscal collapse of states during the recession. Now Illinois has shouldered to the fore, as its dysfunctional political class refuses to pay the state’s bills and refuses to take the painful steps — cuts and tax increases — to close a deficit of at least $12 billion, equal to nearly half the state’s budget.

Then there is the spectacularly mismanaged pension system, which is at least 50 percent underfunded and, analysts warn, could push Illinois into insolvency if the economy fails to pick up.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We're going to see more and more states fall into this crisis mode, as the economy continues to tank.

Jul 04 09:49

'Obama warns Erdogan international Gaza flotilla probe bad for Turkey'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear President Pussy.

The job for which you are elected and paid to do is to take care of the American people.

After that, your job is to take care of the American people.

And after that, your job is to take care of the American people.

As an American, and the descendant of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, I am sickened, disgusted, and appalled at your continued genuflection to Israel and your attempts to browbeat all other nations to Israel's will.

Shame on you.

Contrary to recent polls, you are unquestionable the worse President this nation as ever known.

Jul 04 09:45

Youtube video captures undercover 'agent provocateurs' assaulting man at Montreal protest

A man arrested at Thursday's march against police repression around the G20 Summit has come forward to reveal that he was assaulted by undercover "agents provocateurs" when he attempted to film them.

Jul 04 09:42

Breaking: Obama shuts down 33% of the country’s oil refining capacity

This was the inherent threat that Obama had presented for months. Either give him Cap and Trade or we will shut everything down through the EPA.

Jul 04 09:41

Dubious Intelligence on Iran's Nuclear Program Used to Justify UN Sanctions and US War Threats

Olli Heinonen, the Finnish nuclear engineer who resigned Thursday after five years as deputy director for safeguards of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), was the driving force in turning that agency into a mechanism to support U.N. Security Council sanctions against Iran.

Heinonen was instrumental in making a collection of intelligence documents showing a purported Iranian nuclear weapons research programme the central focus of the IAEA's work on Iran. The result was to shift opinion among Western publics to the view that Iran had been pursuing a covert nuclear weapons programme.

But his embrace of the intelligence documents provoked a fierce political struggle within the Secretariat of the IAEA, because other officials believed the documents were fraudulent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These are the same kind of bogus, trumped-up charges we went through when it was claimed by the US government that Iraq's Saddam Hussein had been on a "shopping spree" for yellowcake uranium before the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Will the American people be so gullible as to believe these claims against Iran, after the cost of blood and money in Iraq and Afghanistan?!?

Let's hope not.

Jul 04 09:37

SPREADING LIES ABOUT ACTIVISTS IN THE WEST BANK

More IDF Lies about Israeli Activists in the West Bank

Jul 04 09:35

ISRAEL; THE ONLY THREAT TO DEMOCRACY (AND PEACE) IN THE MIDDLE EAST

It was only one paragraph buried deep in the most plain-vanilla kind of diplomatic document, 40 pages of dry language committing 189 nations to a world free of nuclear weapons. But it has become the latest source of friction between Israel and the United States in a relationship that has lurched from crisis to crisis over the last few months.

At a meeting to review the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty in May, the United States yielded to demands by Arab nations that the final document urge Israel to sign the treaty — a way of spotlighting its historically undeclared nuclear weapons.

Jul 04 09:34

TORONTO GAYS; ANTI APARTHEID IS PART OF THE STRUGGLE

Outright censorship is not the only means in the Israel lobby’s toolkit for silencing opposition. In recent years, Israel has embarked upon a “re-branding” campaign to promote an image of itself as a modern, liberal society with open values while whitewashing its deplorable human rights record.

Jul 04 09:34

THE UNTOLD STORY OF ETHNIC CLEANSING

Silwan is home to 50,000 Palestinian residents in East Jerusalem, just south of the old city. Since 1967, no building permits have been approved in the neighbourhood. As families expanded over the years, residents were forced to build without permits making their homes illegal and vulnerable to demolition.

Jul 04 09:32

Israel: A Failing Colonial Project

Increasingly, despite its early military and political successes, Israel cannot for long endure as a colonial project. It must choose between wars – and destruction – or transition to a state for all its peoples.

Jul 04 09:27

Nixon and Kissinger joked over Chile assassination

Kissinger: They’re blaming the CIA.
Nixon: Why the hell would we assassinate him?
Kissinger: Well, a) we couldn’t. We’re—
Nixon: Yeah.
Kissinger: CIA’s too incompetent to do it. You remember—
Nixon: Sure, but that’s the best thing. [Unclear].
Kissinger: —when they did try to assassinate somebody, it took three attempts—
Nixon: Yeah.
Kissinger: —and he lived for three weeks afterwards.

“The comments seem to fit the facts of what we know from congressional investigations of CIA covert actions at the time about the Schneider assassination [and] contradict official denials of a CIA role.

Jul 04 09:23

U.S. Fails to Complete, or Cuts Back, Iraqi Projects

After two devastating battles between American forces and Sunni insurgents in 2004, this city needed almost everything — new roads, clean water, electricity, health care.

The American reconstruction authorities decided, however, that the first big rebuilding project to win hearts and minds would be a citywide sewage treatment system.

Now, after more than six years of work, $104 million spent, and without having connected a single house, American reconstruction officials have decided to leave the troubled system only partly finished, infuriating many city residents.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the US government's finding yet even more ways to collectively throw the Iraqi people under a bus.

Jul 04 09:20

As US fights, China spends to gain Afghan foothold

The emerging alliance is giving Kabul an alternative to its sometimes strained ties with the West. The two neighbors share a narrow, mountainous border, the Wakhan Corridor, and links that date back centuries to the caravans of tea, spices and other riches that traveled the Silk Road.

Afghanistan is "well aware that the U.S. is likely to only be a temporary ally so it's looking for a longer-term partner in the region. China would be an obvious choice," said security analyst Christian Le Miere, editor of Jane's Intelligence Review.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While the US has been waging wars to attempt to secure energy, China has been making deals to achieve the very same outcome, without firing a shot.

Jul 04 09:16

Americans Have No Rights

Under Barack Obama, the former professor of constitutional law, Americans’ civil liberties have shrunken drastically – to the point that his administration claims the right to execute its citizens without charge or due process of any recognizable kind. And citizens that leave the country cannot be sure they will be allowed back in. But where is the outrage among Democrats, when Obama out-Bushes Bush? “It seems that Democrats did not in fact feel any affront to Bush policies, only to his party affiliation.”

Jul 04 09:12

7.9 million jobs lost, many forever

The recession killed off 7.9 million jobs. It's increasingly likely that many will never come back.

The government jobs report issued Friday shows that businesses have slowed their pace of hiring to a relative trickle.

Excluding temporary Census workers, the economy has added fewer than 100,000 jobs a month this year -- a much faster and stronger jobs recovery than occurred following the last two recessions in 2001 and 1991.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This alleged "recovery", however, is particularly devoid of the good-paying jobs which have been allowed to be offshored by the US government.

Many people are working two, close to minimum-wage, jobs in order just to survive.

Jul 04 09:09

On Fourth of July, Let Iraq Go

The Fourth of July celebrates the Declaration of Independence of the American colonies of Great Britain, on the grounds that they deserved representative government and popular sovereignty– something denied to them by the British crown.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Or by the present day American people.

Jul 04 09:06

Homeless in Waimanalo see more people in the area

The homeless at Waimanalo Beach Park say more people are moving in and now, they say they're the target of a homeless sweep.

Jul 04 09:05

Israel admits altering flotilla audio tape. Still spinning story to save face.

This transmission had originally cited the Mavi Marmara ship as being the source of these remarks, however, due to an open channel, the specific ship or ships in the “Freedom Flotilla” responding to the Israeli Navy could not be identified.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The "By way of deception" people got BUSTED!!!!!!

Jul 04 09:03

WHO: Medical equipment still banned from Gaza

Spare medical parts and replacements are, in practice, barred from entry into Gaza, or only arrive "after great delays," a World Health Organization spokesman told Ma'an on Friday.

Following the release of a report from the WHO on Gaza City's Ash-Shifa Hospital, the spokesman emphasized that beyond the impeded access to parts, engineers are unable to enter Gaza to service the equipment. "Life saving equipment worth hundreds of thousands of dollars has been held up in Ramallah for over six months," the statement said.

Jul 04 09:02

BP admits failing to use industry risk test at any of its deepwater wells in the US

BP was facing fresh criticism over its approach to safety on Saturday night after critics said it did not use an industry standard process to asses risk ahead of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

The procedure, known as a safety case, was developed in Britain after the catastrophic Piper Alpha oil rig explosion of 1988 in which 167 people lost their lives.

However, BP admitted to The Sunday Telegraph that it does not use safety cases on any of its US wells, including the high-pressure deep water Macondo well from which up to 60,000 barrels of oil per day are still leaking in the Gulf of Mexico.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable! And only now, the US is considering the adopting of such a procedure for offshore oil drilling?!?!?

Jul 04 08:57

Fears over Lebanon confrontations

A spate of clashes between the UN peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon and local residents has sparked fears that Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shia political party, is unhappy with military exercises being carried out in the area.

The past two weeks have seen a series of confrontations between villagers and Unifil peacekeepers in the south of the country, where Israel fought a devastating month-long war against the Hezbollah in 2006.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The timing here is interesting, in light of the fact that Israel would love any excuse to reinvade Lebanon, particularly in light of the fact that natural gas reserves have been discovered off the coast of Lebanon (which Israel, of course, claims as theirs).

One has to wonder if the real culprit in fomenting this unrest is Israel, rather than a grass-roots movement against UNIFIL per se.

Jul 04 08:50

BP, cops detain reporter for taking pictures of oil refinery

According to Rosenfield, the officers said they had a right to look at photos taken near secured areas of the refinery, even if they were shot from public property. Rosenfield said he was told he would be "taken in" if he declined to comply. Michael Marr, a BP spokesman, released a statement explaining the company's actions:

Paul Steiger, editor-in-chief of ProPublica, said: "We certainly appreciate the need to secure the nation's refineries. But we're deeply troubled by BP's conduct here, especially when they knew we were working on deadline on critical stories about this very facility. And we see no reason why, if law enforcement needed to review the unpublished photographs, that should have included sharing them with a representative of a private company."

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Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder what BP was so terrified these pictures would document.

It appears that publicly paid law enforcement officials have now become the enforcement arm of private corporations. This means that a true dictatorship has arrived in this country without any President ever having to declare martial law.

Jul 04 08:21

The Political Whores Of Washington

Last week, 338 members of the US House of Representatives signed a petition calling on President Obama to veto any resolution by the United Nations denouncing the murderous Israeli raid on the Gaza freedom Flotilla on 31 May, in which 9 Turkish peace activists were brutally but needlessly killed.

“We urge you to continue to use US influence and, if necessary veto power, to prevent any biased or one-sided resolutions from passing.” The petition, sponsored by Ted Poe (R-TX) and Gary Peters (D-M) viewed the naked Israeli assault, which occurred in international waters, as an act of self-defense. “We believe that it is in the national security interests of the United States to unequivocally reiterate that the US stands behind its longtime fried and ally.”

Jul 04 07:58

‘Israel Training Intensively in Combat Tactics Suited to Lebanon’

“Should another war break out – like the one with Hezbollah almost exactly four years ago – the Golani Brigade will not be unprepared.”
According to media reports, the Israeli army is carrying out drills that cope with the Second Lebanon War and includes an intensive penetration of the Israeli forces into the same regions. The reports noted that the drills aim at achieving better results in a potential next round of fighting.

Jul 04 07:58

International Lawyer Says Israel A Liability Not An Asset For The US

Dr. Franklin Lamb, International Lawyer
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched a week-long meeting to discuss ongoing nuclear programs in the Middle East.

The IAEA Board of Governors meeting opened in Vienna on Monday focusing on Iran, Syria, and Israel — which is believed to be the sole possessor of nuclear weapons in the Middle East.
This is the first time the Board of Governors has made a move to discuss Israel’s nuclear arsenal since 1991.

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