Jun 02 01:56

Greta Berlin: Marbles, paint balls and nukes [Videos]

The Israeli military (IDF), has been busy spinning the story of their attack on a civilian convoy trying to deliver aid to the besieged people of Gaza. They’ve had a head start, sending out edited videos, posting ’supposed’ military footage of the passengers attacking them, saying that they confiscated ‘weapons’ which apparently turned out to be marbles, sling shots, kitchen knives and aluminum chairs.

More will be revealed as passengers are released. We already know that Israel shot the captain of the Marmara and the European Campaign boat, maybe hoping that we would no longer be able to hire captains. Several activists have spoken to their respective Consulates and informed of being kicked, beaten, dragged along the ground, tear gassed and bags thrown over their heads.

Jun 02 01:50

Former CIA Officer’s Giraldi & McGovern: Israel Controls U.S. Government & Media

Editors Note: Some tragic and hard truths and facts, pretty much the game as we’ve known it. Every bit counts, and this is public exposure of a positive nature, so hear it from the experts in the field, in this Press TV interview.

Phillip Giraldi, Former CIA Case Officer | Ray McGovern, Former CIA Analyst/Presidential Daily Briefer

Jun 02 01:46

AIPAC: The Voice of America — Part 2 The Treasonous Dollar Drain

By Anthony Lawson

A closer look at how the members of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee exercise a grotesquely disproportionate amount of power over the foreign policies of the United States.

Jun 01 16:26

If Iran had attacked the Gaza aid ships instead of Israel, can you imagine US corporate media spin?

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

In violation of international law, Israel boarded and fired upon civilians in international waters attempting to deliver medical supplies and life-necessary materials to Gaza.

Ironically, Gaza is the world's largest concentration camp; collectively, unlawfully, and lethally punished by Israel.

Kourosh Ziabari wrote a brilliant factual article and analysis asking this question: What if Iran Had Carried Out the Gaza Carnage? I’ll reprint his article below.

For my comprehensive resources that includes US/Israel lies to foment war with Iran, click here.

May 31 22:04

JAMES PETRAS : Israeli’s Nuclear Policy: From South Africa to Iran

On May 24, 2010, the Guardian (U.K.) published a highly confidential document released by the South African government. The 1975 document reveals a secret military agreement signed by Shimon Peres, Israel’s Foreign Minister at the time (and today Israel’s President) and South Africa’s Defense Minister P. W. Botha. Israel offered to sell the apartheid regime, weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear, chemical and conventional weaponry to destroy and defeat the million person African resistance movement.

May 31 20:14

Former CIA Officer's McGovern & Giraldi: Israel Controls U.S. Government & Media

Ray McGovern, Former CIA Analyst/Presidential Daily Briefer | Phillip Giraldi, Former CIA Case Officer

May 31 17:56

CYNTHIA MCKINNEY : End Israeli Impunity Now

Cynthia McKinney Mourns the Dead of the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza: People of the U.S. and the world must end Israeli impunity now!

I am calling on the people of the United States to change course now.

On this Memorial Day 2010, I am stunned and outraged beyond belief while mourning the dead of the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza.

May 31 17:08

‘Israel is a Lunatic State’ – Finkelstein on Gaza Flotilla Attack

Interview with Zaman in January 2009

Professor Norman Finkelstein has heavily criticized Israel over its operation in Gaza. A son of Holocaust survivors, Finkelstein has been barred from Israel for 10 years and was denied tenure at DePaul University in Chicago because of his critical stance on Israeli policies.

May 31 17:03




In a long secret “lost nuke” scenario dating back to 1991 and involving Israel, South Africa, Britain, Oman and the U.S., Israel claims “self defense” in attacking ships in international waters today, killing 16. Israel informed the US and Britain that the convoy was ferrying stolen nuclear weapons that would be used for a terrorist attack on Israel. The “stolen nukes” have been in Israel for 18 years while the US has spent billions of dollars and thousands of lives looking for them. Today 16 more died.

May 31 16:32

World Watches Raid on Relief Flotilla as Israel’s PR Machine Flails

Of course, Israel is quite happy to spread around the latest IDF videos which claim to show the events on the ships as Israeli commandos attacked. Left out of those video accounts is the essential, core fact that the ships were in international waters at the time – and had in fact specifically decided to alter their course to avoid just such a confrontation during the night.

May 31 13:34

Israel's Attack on Us All

It is quite astounding that Israel has been able to create over the past 12 hours a news blackout, just as it did with its attack on Gaza 18 months ago, into which our main media organisations have willingly allowed Israeli spokespeople to step in unchallenged.

How many civilians were killed in Israel’s dawn attack on the Gaza-bound flotilla of aid? We still don’t know. How many wounded? Your guess is as good as mine. Were the aid activists armed with guns? Yes, says Israel. Were they in cahoots with al-Qaeda and Hamas? Certainly, says Israel. Did the soldiers act reasonably? Of course, they faced a lynch, says Israel.

May 31 13:24

Israel Forces Fired On Sleeping Civillians Under Cover Of Darkness

Somehow, according to Leibovich, when the soldiers did board the boat, they were then attacked by unarmed activists and relieved of their guns – a claim that is not backed up by video footage of the ambush.

Leibovich told reporters “We found ourselves in the middle of a lynching,”

“We didn’t look for confrontation but it was a massive attack,” she said. “What happened was a last resort.”

This story is on its face ridiculous.

May 31 12:24

The U.S., Brazil and Turkey: how to lose friends and estrange allies

But where are the tough sanctions of yester-week? Where’s Hillary, the iron-brained lady, for whose sake Barack, I ween, Lost his principles and went all shady?(Apud François Villon’s “Ballade des femmes des temps jadis”)

May 31 12:15





May 31 12:11

RICHARD FALK - Gaza aid convoy killings: “Those responsible must be held criminally accountable”

Richard Falk (UN Rapporteur for Palestine)

This incident should serve as a wakeup call for a complicit international community. There are three political imperatives that need to emerge with a sense of urgency: condemnation of the Israeli attack and an accompanying demand for the immediate end of the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip, appropriately by a decision in the UN Security Council; an authoritative launching of an investigation of war crimes allegations against Israel by the International Criminal Court; the widest possible endorsement and strengthening of the already growing worldwide boycott, divestment, and sanctions campaign directed at Israel’s occupation policies in Palestinian Territories.
GENEVA – The UN Special Rapporteur for the Occupied Palestinian

May 31 12:05


LIES! LIES!! LIES!!! …. and then some!!!!

Just look at the lead stories in Israel’s media outlets….

May 31 11:15

How the MSM is reporting the attack on Gaza aid ships

CBC down plays the number to 9 people killed and claims Israel was acting in self defense
Israeli raid of ships was self-defence: Netanyahu

CNN down plays the number dead to 9 people and claims self defense

Fox head line read Self Defense ...

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ABCNNBBCBS stands there with their hair on fire and insists they cannot smell any smoke. This explains why less than 10% of America gets their political news from the TV networks and why the blogs' readership is exploding.

May 31 07:43


If your corporate media is not showing news on the Freedom Flotilla and Israel’s piracy, turn on Al Jazeera or scour the net.

May 31 00:54


Editors Note: Adam Shapiro Director of ISM and member of

Free Gaza.Org Confirmed 20 killed, with over 60 injured.

We will keep updating as we receive news.

SEE Latest Press TV VIDEOS.
AP publishes Israeli spin on attack on aid flotilla

The Associated Press has finally corrected its earlier report, which claimed that only 2 people had been killed. It now reports that 10 have been killed, although other news reports say that at least 16 to 20 were killed.

Moreover, AP neglects to tell readers that the attack consisted of an assault by Israeli gunships, helicopters, and commanders.

May 30 20:57

Israel intercepts Gaza flotilla, says Hama

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Note that BBC fails to mention that Israel's pirates have killed innocent and unarmed civilians.

May 30 16:09

Islamophobia and hate crimes

Paul J. Balles views the correlation between bilge put out by extremist provokers of hate crimes like Daniel Pipes and other Islamophobic peddlers of hate speech and the growth of violence and discrimination against Muslims in the US.

May 30 10:49

Limits on access to oiled waters, coast frustrates journalists

When a photographer from The Times-Picayune earlier this week tried to hire a plane to fly over Grand Isle, the charter plane company was told that the flight could not descend below 3,000 feet.

Southern Seaplane owner Rhonda Panepinto said her husband called the BP Command Center on Tuesday for permission to fly photographer Ted Jackson over Grand Isle, so that he could take pictures of the impact of the spreading oil from the Deepwater Horizon well. But the plane company was told by a BP contractor that media flights weren't allowed in the restricted air space established by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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America's Chernobyl

I just sent the following to my local papers. You should do the same.


Some observers have claimed that the BP Gulf Oil Disaster is Obama’s “Katrina.” Sadly, this is far worse. The Gulf Oil Disaster and scandal has reached the point of being America’s Chernobyl.

It was known from a similar disaster in 1979 (involving many of the same players) that gulf blowouts were possible. Yet the US Government issued waivers for environmental impact studies for gulf drillers to free those drillers from the costs. Acoustic Preventers, mandated in every other oil-producing nation, are optional in the US, and as they cost a half million each, rarely used. Then we have the Mineral Management Service, the official US Government agency that collects oil lease revenues and is supposed to exercise oversight on the drilling of oil in the United States, recently exposed as allowing the oil companies to fill out the inspection and audit reports while the officials themselves wallowed in online porn, drugs, and hookers supplied by the oil companies. This is a scandal that matches the revelation that during the 12 years that Bernie Madoff-with-the-loot was scamming his investors, the Securities & Exchange Commission “investigators” were also spending their time watching online porn on their taxpayer-funded computers.

Like Titanic, like the Hindenburg, like Challenger, Columbia, Chernobyl, and yes, also Katrina, everyone knew before hand that shortcuts were being taken, risks ignored, safety systems ignored, regulations bypassed, and obvious warnings disregarded.

The fact is that we do not pay the government to come in after a disaster and look stern and Presidential while setting up commissions to find the blame. We pay the government to keep a watchful eye out to keep these disasters from occurring in the first place. We pay the government to take care of the United States, and every oil spill, caved-in coal mine, collapsed bridge, crumbling road, shuttered school, flooded town represents a total failure of the US Government, in their eagerness to start wars and support Israel, to do the job they are supposed to do.

We should not reward failure any longer.

The USSR, already humiliated from Afghanistan, tried to bluff their way through the Chernobyl disaster and conceal from the world the scale of the environmental damage caused.

The USA, already humiliated from Afghanistan, is repeating that classic mistake; trying to bluff their way through the BP disaster and conceal from the world the scale of the environmental damage caused.

History repeats?

May 30 02:44

Freedom Flotilla : ‘A battle for the high seas. And the high ground’

If you’re hoping to see news about the extraordinary events taking place in the Med sea around Cyprus on either the BBC or Sky this weekend. Forget it. For now. Despite the fact that almost three dozen Brits are amongst the 700 brave souls heading to Gaza on a fleet of ships laden with essential aid. Or the incredible military and political manoeverings surrounding Israels response to the peaceful attempt, major news channels in the West remain silent. This despite the fact their news editors have the direct numbers of spokespeopleon board and access to the live news feed.

May 29 22:19

CLIMATEGATE - Rebel scientists force Royal Society to accept climate change scepticism

Britain’s premier scientific institution is being forced to review its statements on climate change after a rebellion by members who question mankind’s contribution to rising temperatures.

The Royal Society has appointed a panel to rewrite the 350-year-old institution’s official position on global warming. It will publish a new “guide to the science of climate change” this summer. The society has been accused by 43 of its Fellows of refusing to accept dissenting views on climate change and exaggerating the degree of certainty that man-made emissions are the main cause.

May 29 17:47


May 17th was the day that the Brazilian/Turkish initiative bore fruit in Tehran, with Iran agreeing to a ten-point arrangement designed to defuse the mounting confrontation with the United States and Israel with regard to its enrichment facilities.

May 29 17:42

Israel’s Most Illicit Affair

New book reveals that Israel’s secret relationship with apartheid South Africa went far deeper than previously understood.

History is a great teacher, but sometimes it packs a nasty sense of irony. A case in point: South African Prime Minister John Vorster’s visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem in April 1976, where he laid a wreath to the victims of the German Reich he once extolled.

May 29 17:09

“Consensus” crumbles. But why did these scientists not say so earlier?

Australia’s former chief scientist, Professor Robin Batterham, is embroiled in a bitter dispute over climate change within one of the nation’s elite science academies.

As president of the peer-elected Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Professor Batterham faces demands by members to drop plans for the academy to issue a policy statement supporting climate sceptics… A two-page draft, posted on a password-protected section of the academy’s website, said the academy ‘’does not believe the science is settled’’ regarding climate change.

May 29 07:56

CLIMATEGATE - Global Floating Ice In “Constant Retreat”???

So at this point, it has gone round and round the world. It has been illustrated with all kinds of pictures of melting ice, and of global ice extent, and (inevitably) of polar bears. It has been discussed and debated and dissected around the web.

And with all of that publicity, with all those news reports, with all that discussion and debate … as near as I can determine, despite Reuters saying it was published a month ago, the study has never been published anywhere.

Not only that, but nobody seems to have noticed that the study has never been published.

May 29 07:03

CLIMATEGATE - UK's first 'conservation credit' scheme launched

Sale of shares in £100m project to restore land at headwaters of Thames is first step in what could become a biobanking industry worth billions

May 29 06:49

Next Rand Paul Slam: Anchor Babies

In the wake of the “scandal” of Rand Paul’s unwavering support of property rights, the corporate media has fired another salvo from its trebuchet. Now it insinuates that Rand Paul is a racist because he is opposed to the government granting citizenship to anchor babies.

May 29 02:00

Petraeus Memo Widens scope of US Military Covert Operations in ME

By Juan Cole

The 7-page memo seen by the NYT and signed by CENTCOM commander Gen. David Petraeus authorizes US troops to engage in clandestine intelligence-gathering in the greater Middle East. The article implies that the memo also authorizes more military teams to go into unconventional conflict situations in both unfriendly and friendly countries.

Critics worry that the order blurs the line between combat soldiers and spies and weakens the claim of all soldiers to humane treatment under the Geneva Conventions.

May 29 01:54

Ahmedinejad Blasts Medvedev over UNSC Sanctions; Brazil still Reaching out to Obama on Nuclear Deal

By Juan Cole

Ahmadinejad went on to warn President Barack Obama of the US that the Tehran Declaration represents a “historic opportunity for him” should he genuinely want “change,” — an opportunity to begin respecting the rights of other nations and to abandon wrong and inhumane policies, treating other countries instead with justice and fairness.

The Iranian newspaper Tabnak reports that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in a speech on Wednesday, took a hard line with Russia and also pressured the US to accept the deal brokered by Turkey and Brazil on Iranian low enriched uranium (the “Tehran Declaration.”)

May 29 01:46

PHILIP GIRALDI : The Strategic Ally Myth

It is difficult to understand why anyone would take Mort Zuckerman seriously. He is a New York based but Canadian born Israel firster who made a fortune in real estate before buying The New York Daily News and the US News and World Report. He now fancies himself as a leading journalist and political commentator. Zuckerman is frequently spotted on the television talking head circuit where he dispenses analysis of international events that could have been crafted in Tel Aviv or Herzliya, where the Israeli intelligence service Mossad has its headquarters.

May 28 00:21

GUILT BY ASSOCIATION – Reviewed by Ken Freeland

Some Dare Call It Treason

“Guilt by Association makes treason transparent,” advertises the blurb on the back of this book. And if I were limited to so brief a summary, these are exactly the words I would choose! This book is a many-splendored thing, and I hope in the space of this review to be able to convey the enormous import of this book, and why you need to buy not just a copy for yourself but copies for all your loved ones and for anyone you seek to educate about the threat America’s involvement with Israel poses not just to American values, but to our national security and to our survival as a nation.

May 27 21:19

Old News same as the New News: VIDEO: TWA Flight 800 Shot Down by Surface-to-Air Missile

Maybe my dreams tonight will come true - and our media in America will once again perform its duty as the watchdogs, owls and ultimate truthseekers they are supposed to be.

May 27 17:28

An open letter to Australian Minister Stephen Smith


By Paul Balles

To the best of my knowledge, you are the second Western government official with the courage to take action against Israeli passport fraudsters.

In March, the UK expelled an unnamed Israeli diplomat, but waffled on the identification of Mossad as the culprit. Reported in the Guardian, “Without mentioning the Mossad by name, he [Milibrand] added “the government judges it is highly likely that the forgeries were made by a state intelligence service.”

May 27 13:41

CLIMATEGATE - Where Has the Magic Gone?

Imagine popular children's fables retold by Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal: Anguished weavers gathered to ponder the sudden shift in fashion by subjects who only recently thought the emperor was wearing a splendid suit of clothes. If the boy still says there is a wolf, why have so many farmers turned away from the idea that the sheep are in danger?

May 27 12:05

Why Man-Made Global Warming is a load of cobblers

Just been reading Climate: The Counter Consensus (Stacey International) the new book by Bob Carter – that’s New Zealand’s Professor Robert M Carter to you, mate: he’s one of the world’s leading palaeoclimatologists – and it’s a cracker. By the end, you’re left feeling rather as I did after the Heartland Conference, that the scientific case against AGW is so overwhelming that you wonder how anyone can still speak up for so discredited a theory without dying of embarrassment.

All the same, it’s good to be reminded now and again why the “consensus” thinking on AGW simply doesn’t stand up. There are so many excellent examples from Prof Carter’s book, I might be forced to spread them out over several blogs.

May 27 10:35

Reading list for Rachel Maddow

May 27 09:01

Global Warming Update: NASA Accused of 'Climategate' Stalling

The man battling NASA for access to potential "Climategate" e-mails says the agency is still withholding documents and that NASA may be trying to stall long enough to avoid hurting an upcoming Senate debate on global warming.

Nearly three years after his first Freedom of Information Act request, Christopher C. Horner, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said he will file a lawsuit Thursday to force NASA to turn over documents the agency has promised but has never delivered.

May 27 09:00

CLIMATEGATE - Will Elites Ever Stop Pushing Global Warming Hype? Nope, The Desire To Enrich Themselves Is Too Great

Despite the complete failure of empirical evidence and the actual climate supporting the hypothesis of IPCC Climategate science and its climate models, the world's "elites" have a very personal, vested interest in maintaining the fear about climate change.

Why's that? Hey, comrade, the gig is good!

May 27 07:31

Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, May 27th 2010

Gore’s downfall over the past few years has been epic, like something out of a Shakespearean tragedy. How did it happen?

The answer, I fear, has to do with a larger crisis of faith in climate change. Skeptics (both duplicitous and sincere), the GOP, Big Coal and Big Oil, and the IPCC and Climategate scandals have successfully commandeered the debate, so much so that a recent poll revealed belief in global warming has hit a new low. Gore is an easy scapegoat for people attempting to convince the public that global warming is a massive fraud. And those who once believed in climate change but are now doubtful consider Gore a false prophet.

May 27 01:02

‘Friendship is a Two-Way Street’ Australian Foreign Minister tells Israel

Tim King

Many with ties to Australia are taking the time to voice support of recent decisions.

(MELBOURNE / SALEM) – Australia’s principled decision to expel an Israeli diplomat has been highly regarded throughout the world, not just for their stand against Israel’s abuse of Australia’s Passport system but especially because of their abuse of a long standing friendship..

The Aussies are shocked and saddened by the news as it breaks all across the country.

Listen to the Foreign Minister’ Stephen Smith’s speech:

Friendship runs both ways, Smith tells Israel (ABC News)

Video: Israeli diplomat expelled over fake passports (The Midday Report)

Audio: Israeli diplomat expelled over doctored passports (The World Today)

May 26 17:45

Israeli Nuclear Espionage: The Art of Keeping America at Risk for Fun and Profit

By Maidhc Ó Cathail

This week, newspapers around the world received reports and signed documents from South Africa. The reports said that, in 1975, Israel agreed to sell South Africa nuclear weapons. South Africa then released an arms agreement signed by current Israeli President Shimon Peres. This is the document “heard round the world.”

Meetings are being held in New York to set up a conference for 2012 to guarantee that the Middle East is nuclear free. Israel has been informed that it will not be able to hide behind denials and that the nuclear arsenal put on the sale block by Israel in 1975, and nobody knows how many times since, has to go. When Israel was finally caught, it changed at least one part of a game, but the game will go on.

May 26 17:40

JEFF GATES: Watching Israel Delegitimize the United States of America

What’s behind the sudden crisis in Korea? Who benefits?
Which nation’s nuclear arsenal is problematic?

The U.S.-Israeli relationship has long been America’s Achilles heel. Our first president warned against “entangled alliances” particularly when, as here, there’s a “passionate attachment.”

Our “special relationship” with this rogue state has placed the U.S. outside the same system of international law that we now seek to impose on others, including Iran.

Our handling of the current crisis on the Korean peninsula could restore our tattered reputation.

What’s the first issue that needs to be addressed?

May 26 13:38

Framing Pakistan: how the pro-Israel media enables India’s surrogate warfare

Maidhc Ó Cathail views the media component of India's alliance with Israel. He argues that this affords India a powerful weapon to wage surrogate warfare against Pakistan and enables both Tel Aviv and Delhi to pursue their common objective of destabilizing the nuclear-armed Muslim nation.

May 26 13:03

Government by dicts: my comprehensive resources to prove US fascism, rigged-casino economics

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

Fellow Americans: literally for the love of God, it’s time.

It’s time to recognize the overwhelming evidence of unlawful and lie-based US Wars of Aggression, rigged-casino economics, and a complicit corporate media that echoes propaganda for our lying sacks of spin “leaders” who operate above and in contempt of US law.

It’s time to recognize “leadership” of both parties are the Left and Right arms of one oligarchic political body. The proper academic label for this government, not even close to a constitutional repubulic, is fascism.

The US government is run by dicts, as in dictatorship; doing whatever they dictate and unlimited by rule of law.

May 26 08:20


Senior BBC Mideast Correspondent: “Here’s what may have REALLY happened on 9/11?!

Breaking his self-imposed rule against talking about 9/11, former Senior BBC Mideast Correspondent and author Alan Hart described what he thinks may have really happened on that fateful day on yesterday’s Kevin Barrett show.

Hart, who got to know Yasser Arafat and Golda Meir while serving as a Security Council-briefed Mideast peace negotiator, said that he has been assured by a top-level demolitions/engineering expert who wishes to remain anonymous that the three World Trade Center skyscrapers were destroyed by controlled demolitions, not plane crashes and fires. (For the names of more than 1000 experts willing to go on the record with the same opinion, see

May 25 20:14

Israel’s Growing Insanity

By Avigail Abarbanel

I wrote this on 9th February 2009, the day before Israel’s election, after seeing an interview with Benjamin Netanyahu’s father on Israeli TV. Benjamin Netanyahu’s father—described as “sharp as a razor” at the ripe old age of 99—gave a rare interview to Amit Segel of Israel’s Channel 2 to support his son’s election campaign (Channel 2 website. 7 Feb. 2009).

At some point in the interview Professor Ben-Zion Netanyahu said, “Today we are facing plain and simple, a danger of annihilation. This is not only the ongoing existential danger to Israel, but a real danger of complete annihilation. People think that the Shoah (Holocaust) is over — but it is not, it is continuing all the time” (My translation from the Hebrew).

May 25 20:09



This week, newspapers around the world received reports and signed documents from South Africa. The reports said that, in 1975, Israel agreed to sell South Africa nuclear weapons. South Africa then released an arms agreement signed by current Israeli President Shimon Peres. This is the document “heard round the world.”

May 25 15:45

Inhofe: Al Gore, Global Warming Alarmists Running for Cover After Climategate

May 25 14:42

Lord Monckton wins global warming debate at Oxford Union

For those who don’t know, the Oxford Union is the top of the food chain for scholarly debate. This is a significant win.

May 25 14:38

CLIMATEGATE - Persistent cold, wet weather delays crop harvests, worries farmers

On Friday the state Department of Water Resources boosted the delivery forecast for its customers to 45 percent of contract amounts, reflecting a snowpack that's at 167 percent of normal.

May 25 14:35

CLIMATEGATE - Record low of 32 set at Spokane airport today

Cool spring weather continues across the Inland Northwest with a record low of 32 at Spokane International Airport this morning.

May 25 13:44

Belief In Man-Made Climate Change Collapses In Britain & Germany

A survey in February by the BBC found that only 26 percent of Britons believed that “climate change is happening and is now established as largely manmade,” down from 41 percent in November 2009. A poll conducted for the German magazine Der Spiegel found that 42 percent of Germans feared global warming, down from 62 percent four years earlier.?

May 25 13:42

Climate Fears Turn to Doubts Among Britons

Last month hundreds of environmental activists crammed into an auditorium here to ponder an anguished question: If the scientific consensus on climate change has not changed, why have so many people turned away from the idea that human activity is warming the planet?

Nowhere has this shift in public opinion been more striking than in Britain, where climate change was until this year such a popular priority that in 2008 Parliament enshrined targets for emissions cuts as national law. But since then, the country has evolved into a home base for a thriving group of climate skeptics who have dominated news reports in recent months, apparently convincing many that the threat of warming is vastly exaggerated.

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May 25 11:39

Pathetic attempt to link climate realists with holocaust deniers.

I would like to say we're at a point where global warming is impossible to deny. Let's just say that global warming deniers are now on a par with Holocaust deniers, though one denies the past and the other denies the present and future.

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May 25 08:38

The Global Economic Crisis, The Great Depression of the XXI Century. Preface

The following text is the Preface of The Global Economic Crisis. The Great Depression of the XXI Century, Michel Chossudovsky and Andrew Gavin Marshall (Editors), Montreal, Global Research, 2010, which is to be launched in late May.

Each of the authors in this timely collection digs beneath the gilded surface to reveal a complex web of deceit and media distortion which serves to conceal the workings of the global economic system and its devastating impacts on people's lives.

May 24 14:52

BP launches PR fightback over oil spill

Under-fire oil giant BP launched a public relations fightback on Monday over the Gulf of Mexico rig spill, pledging up to 500 million dollars to study the impact and taking out major newspaper ads.

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... and trying to get this article deleted from the net as a huge PR gaffe!

May 24 10:47

Hit Job: ABC News Attempts to Align Climate Change Skeptics with White Supremacists

At first, Michael Mann, a Penn State professor and a central figure in the Climategate scandal, but best known for his discredited "hockey stick graph" didn't like being mocked in a YouTube video. Now Mann is alleging he's a victim of hate groups.

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Yeah, those hate groups dropped snow all over Utah this morning just to piss Michael Mann off!

May 24 08:48

CAFR: UC budget fully funded with one-fifth of one percent of state of CA “investments”

*hyperlinks and radio interview with Walter Burien live at source*

The UC system had a budget deficit for this ending school year of $0.65 billion. The policy response was to deny 2,300 students enrollment, lay-off over 2,000 faculty and staff, furlough teaching days and cut 10% salaries, and raise tuition by 32%. For less than one-fifth of one percent of the investment total of California, UC would have been fully-funded and those reductions eliminated.

May 24 07:14

JEFF GATES : Is the “Times Square Terrorist” an Asset of Organized Crime?

When waging modern warfare, often the loudest sound is the one you don’t hear.

Why is no one reporting that “Faisal the Fizzler” is tied to Israeli-American Leon Black and Israel-dominated organized crime syndicates dating back to the 1920s? Why is no one reporting the ties to junk bond king and Israeli-American Michael Milken? How can Americans make informed choices without access to the real facts?

Faisal Sharzad—AKA The Times Square Fizzler—reportedly was trained by the “Pakistan Taliban” for a deadly deed that went horribly wrong.

Not only did he lock his keys in the car, including his apartment key, his Rube Goldberg contraption of alarm clocks, Walmart propane tanks and firecrackers failed to explode.

May 23 23:17

Turkish Vessel ‘Mavi Marmara’ Joins the ‘Freedom Flotilla’ on Way to Gaza

Turkish Aid Convoy, Sails Away today…

Turkish aid ships set sail for Gaza, thousands of well wishers turned up to bid the activists farewell

MICHAEL JANSEN – Jerusalem reports []

TRIPLE-DECK Turkish ferry received a grand send-off on Saturday as it left Istanbul to join the Freedom Flotilla of passenger and cargo vessels seeking to break Israel’s four-year-old blockade of Gaza. Thousands of Turks cheered as white doves of peace fluttered overhead. The ferry is carrying 600 activists as well as tonnes of cement, medical equipment and school supplies for Gaza.

May 23 23:09

BREAKING NEWS : Australia Expels Israeli Diplomat Over Fake Passport Affair

By political correspondent Emma Rodgers :, news

The Federal Government is expelling an Israeli diplomat after it found Israel faked Australian passports that were used in a hit on a top Hamas leader in Dubai.

Foreign Minister Stephen Smith today condemned the fraud as “not the act of a friend” and a clear affront to Australia that cannot be tolerated.

“This is not what we expect from a nation with whom we have had such a close, friendly and supportive relationship,” he said.

In February several forged Australian passports were used in the assassination of Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.

Mr Smith confirmed investigations by Australian Federal Police, ASIO and ASIS showed Israel fabricated the passports of four Australians who also had Israeli nationality.

May 23 18:17

JAMES PETRAS : Latin America’s New Middle Class Rulers: Stabilization, Growth and Inequality

The revival of popular revolutionary movements begins by rejecting complicity with the new middle class rulers presiding over the new phase of state-private capitalist expansion.

Latin America’s current relations with the US as well as its present political and economic configuration can best be understood in the context of large scale changes over the past twenty years and the relative stability of the past five years.

May 23 17:55

Israelis asked to visit passport plant here before Dubai killing

By Sam Smyth

Three fraudulent Australian passports, four French, 12 British, one German and eight Irish passports were used in the killing.

ISRAELI officials asked to inspect the Dublin plant where security-enhanced passports are made — just a month before a Middle East assassination by agents using forged Irish documents.

A serious diplomatic incident was looming last night after a top-level report concluded that an Israeli intelligence agency forged the Irish passports used in the murder of a Hamas operative in Dubai in January.

The Department of Foreign Affairs believes that an Israeli state agency provided the eight forged Irish passports used by agents involved in the assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.

May 23 09:42

MSNBC defends fraudulent Rand Paul transcript as "technically correct", makes no apologies

Looks like MSNBC released a fraudulent transcript that may be the source of all these misquotes popping up.

May 23 09:23

9/11 and the British Broadcasting Conspiracy

There is an abundance of scientific and forensic evidence to support alternative theories, yet the BBC and other mainstream news corporations have continued to dismiss this information as conspiracy theory. ‘The Conspiracy Files’ and the BBC in general have failed to objectively present the detail of this evidence. 9/11 and the British Broadcasting Conspiracy – new documentary by Adrian Connock and David Shayler about the BBC’s selective and distorted 9/11 coverage. With particular reference to the Conspiracy Files programme aired on BBC Two on February 18th 2007.

May 23 00:48

Gordon Duff : Flintstone Weapons and Custer Tactics Rake in Billions for Profiteers

How the Dimmest and Dumbest Give us their Worst
Losing Wars and Promoting Chaos for Profit

May 23 00:43

Alan Hart – Speech at Nakba Remembrance [VIDEO]

The Speech delivered by Alan Hart at Nakba Remembrance in Dearborn, Michigan on May 15, 2010. “Nakba” is the Arabic word for Catasrophe, the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people,de population of Palestine of its native inhabitants which took place around the emergence of the state of Israel from 1947-1949. It is a day Palestinians mark their suffering. Alan Hart will be speaking in the U.S. and Canada from Mid May to Mid June.

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May 23 00:38

Members of Swedish Parliament demand security for Ship to Gaza

Foreign Minister Carl Bildt,

Swedish Parliament.

Minister Bildt:

Swedish nationals, and Swedish interests are being threatened with an act of piracy at sea which could endanger their lives, and the sovereign right of Swedish nationals and ships to pursue free and open passage on the high seas.

Sweden, always a mighty sea-going nation of men and women, which has always led the European family of nations in the pursuit of human rights and interests, ought to send an escort with this Humanitarian flotilla to ensure their safety, and protect Swedish national rights to free and open passage on the high seas.

May 23 00:33

Boycott Targets Stars From Elvis to Elton

By Nathan Guttman

“In reaction, a music industry insider confirmed that the winds could be shifting. The music executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity in light of his ongoing business ties with artists, said that in recent months he had approached more than 15 performing artists with proposals to give concerts in Israel. None had agreed. The contracts offered high levels of compensation. He called them ‘extreme, big numbers that could match any other gig.’”

Washington — It was a feather in the cap of pro-boycott activists, but for Israelis, a major setback.

With battle lines drawn across concert halls and stadiums hosting rock bands, the decision by mega-star Elvis Costello to cancel his planned concerts in Israel is being viewed as a game changer.
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May 22 20:09

CAFR: US agencies have billions, trillions in investments while crying budget deficits

*hyperlinks and video live at article*

Gerald Klatt and Walter Burien are unrecognized heroes. These individuals are national leaders who have communicated how government agencies conceal American taxpayers’ money in surplus accounts that collectively total trillions of our dollars. The data is found in government agencies’ Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs).

May 22 09:13

Happy friday to you too sunshine

Our government officials are complaining that BP lied. They MISLED the American people. So Obama's people sent a letter! That will show those goons at BP. I'm sure their hands will shake as they read it. And our corporate media talking heads are acting all stricken about the true scope of the disaster. Robin at Good Morning America had the about-to-cry face going, and Matt looked really disgusted.

That's our cue to cry and be disgusted now. Just follow Robin and Matt. It was important to wait over a month so that you can really cry and be really disgusted. Because now the mess is of biblical proportions. Of course had the government and Robin and Matt and friends decided to do their jobs a month ago...

May 22 07:36

Prominent Princeton Scientist Dr. Happer Testifies to Congress: ‘Warming and increased CO2 will be good for mankind’

‘CO2 is not a pollutant and it is not a poison and we should not corrupt the English language by depriving ‘pollutant’ and ‘poison’ of their original meaning’

May 22 07:28

Biodiversity loss brings ecological systems closer to a tipping point, Ban says

Despite repeated global commitments to protect the planet's species and habitats, the variety of life continues to decline at an unprecedented rate, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today, urging action to curb the root causes of biodiversity decline.

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Yep; the UN is re-branding the global warming cult into a "Save the Species" cult. But the end result is the same, submission to a global environmental authority as a stepping stone to global government.

May 21 18:36

Mark Glenn : The Ugly Truth Interview with Antoine Raffoul

Mark Glenn true to his style, lays out for his listeners, at the very outset, in no uncertain terms, the price in dollars that Americans have been paying for the misdeeds of their “bestest ally” Israel, for the past 60 years and more. For those who find Mark’s commentary harsh, it rings of truth and that is all that matters today.

What Americans need to know and find out, first, is where their dollars are going; second, what those dollars are doing; third, if that is what they really want their dollars to do for their country. Nothing more. Nothing less. If they are able to link their dollars in Israel to American deaths/involvement in distant lands, perhaps when the time comes to vote, they will simply tick the right voting box. It is as simple and powerful as that.

May 21 18:06

Gordon Duff: The Karzai Rebirth



“Gordon, Karzai finally quit smoking.” This was the call from Kabul last night, a town filled with journalists, intelligence analysts and the “best and brightest” of our government, military and civilian. “Gordon, the man has changed, it may be too late, but he is reaching out to the Pashtuns, and sounding like someone worthy of trust, not like the Karzai we have known for so many years.”

May 21 16:30

UN says case for saving species 'more powerful than climate change'

The economic case for global action to stop the destruction of the natural world is even more powerful than the argument for tackling climate change, a major report for the United Nations will declare this summer.

May 21 15:32

America's Broken Media And The Collapse Of World Trade Center 7

There may be a perfectly legitimate explanation to WT7. However, because the mainstream media has failed to address and investigate the issue, we are currently left with convincing evidence of thermite induced controlled demolition and an “official” explanation that defies the laws of physics. America's media is broken.

May 21 12:49

Rand Paul Strikes Back At Mainstream Media Smear Machine

Would be Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has hit back at a desperate and sustained mainstream media attempt to smear him as a racist extremist following his historic primary victory earlier this week.

May 21 08:07

Juan Cole : Iran Threatens to Pull out of Nuclear Deal over new UN Sanctions

Turkey and Brazil, with full backing from Washington DC and in close cooperation with the Obama administration, had apparently succeeded by Monday morning in negotiating a deal whereby Iran would send over half of its low enriched uranium to Turkey, which would then send it on to (presumably) France and Russia for enrichment to 19.75 percent for use in Iran’s medical reactor for the production of medical isotopes. The deal was nearly identical to the one sought last October in Geneva by the Obama administration. Iran had agreed to something like this arrangement, but then reneged.

May 20 17:19

Ray McGovern : US, Israel Challenged on Iran

The times may be a-changin’ — at least a bit — with the United States and Israel no longer able to dictate to the rest of the world how crises in the Middle East must be handled, though the new reality has been slow to dawn on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her neocon friends in Congress and the U.S. media.

They may think they are still in control, still the smart ones looking down at upstarts like the leaders of Turkey and Brazil who had the audacity to ignore U.S. warnings and press ahead with diplomacy to head off a possible new war, this one over Iran.

May 20 17:15

PHILIP GIRALDI : Shaping the Story on Iran

There have been recent reports that Iran has enabled the travel of al-Qaeda leaders to Afghanistan and Pakistan where they will be able to confront and kill American soldiers. If you think you have heard the story before, you have, in another context. In the earlier rendition it was Saddam Hussein who was hand-in-glove with al-Qaeda, helping the group in its nefarious planning to attack the United States and kill Americans. Saddam, who was in reality only a threat to his own people, was on the receiving end of a barrage of fabricated information claiming that he was secretly developing weapons of mass destruction and clandestinely dealing with the terrorists who were responsible for 9/11. Or so the story goes.

May 20 17:06

Jeff Gates : Who Wants this American Dead?

Why kill Anwar al-Awlaki, an American who inspired the Times Square Fizzler and advised the Crotch Bomb Sizzler?

This Islamic preacher is “out there.” No doubt about it. So is Christian preacher John Hagee.

Hagee promises his flock a Rapture that will beam them up to Heaven. But not just yet. First God’s Chosen People must recover Jerusalem.

Remind me: isn’t the status of Jerusalem THE most contentious and volatile issue in the entire Middle East?

Hagee is much loved by the Likud Party wing nuts that have never shown any desire for peace with an indigenous population that has been ethnically cleansed, imprisoned and provoked with impunity for six-plus decades.

May 20 11:49

Rachel Maddow vs Rand Paul

Although Maddow thinks she is taking the high road, she fails to address that many minority groups are NOT covered by the Civil Rights Act. I guess only those that the state, and Maddow, deems worthy are those that may receive “equal rights”.

May 20 11:27

Fox News: Ocean Can Handle Oil Spill

May 20 11:10

Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, May 20 2010

May 20 09:52

PHILIP GIRALDI : Shaping the Story on Iran

There have been recent reports that Iran has enabled the travel of al-Qaeda leaders to Afghanistan and Pakistan where they will be able to confront and kill American soldiers. If you think you have heard the story before, you have, in another context. In the earlier rendition it was Saddam Hussein who was hand-in-glove with al-Qaeda, helping the group in its nefarious planning to attack the United States and kill Americans. Saddam, who was in reality only a threat to his own people, was on the receiving end of a barrage of fabricated information claiming that he was secretly developing weapons of mass destruction and clandestinely dealing with the terrorists who were responsible for 9/11. Or so the story goes.

May 20 09:46

Ray McGovern : US, Israel Challenged on Iran

The times may be a-changin’ — at least a bit — with the United States and Israel no longer able to dictate to the rest of the world how crises in the Middle East must be handled, though the new reality has been slow to dawn on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her neocon friends in Congress and the U.S. media.

They may think they are still in control, still the smart ones looking down at upstarts like the leaders of Turkey and Brazil who had the audacity to ignore U.S. warnings and press ahead with diplomacy to head off a possible new war, this one over Iran.

May 20 09:38

BREAKING NEWS: Former US Army Colonel and US Diplomat Joins Gaza Flotilla to Break the Israeli Siege/Blockade of Gaza

Colonel Ann Wright said “the Israeli siege of Gaza is illegal and a violation of international law. We demand that the Israeli, Egyptian, United States and European governments end this siege. If the governments will not stop the siege, it is up to the citizens of the world to break it—and that is what we will do!”.

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May 20 07:08

Wolf and his network, CNN, conveniently overlook white, "Christian" terrorism

Wolf Blitzer

Dear Mr. Blitzer,

Yesterday, you and CNN were all over the story about the conviction of Khalid Ouazzani, an American citizen who donated money to Al Qaeda. While watching, it occurred to me that you do an excellent job of defining what is terrorism and what isn't. Here was a brown guy, a Muslim, who donated $23,000 to Al Qaeda for use overseas. Obviously, he's a terrorist, and you took care to make that clear throughout your broadcast.

There was also a sentancing yesterday you didn't mention. The guilty man's name is Pastor Robert Joos. He's guilty, along with two others, of sending a mail bomb to The Scottsdale City Diversity Office. It was opened by the diversity officer, Don Logan, who sustained major injuries from the explosion. Additionally, one of Joos's congregants, Timothy Coombs, is wanted for the sniper slaying of the officer who arrested Joos--Coombs shot him, pro-life style, through the policeman's kitchen window while he was making a dish of ice cream.

May 20 05:56

Paul Jay of Real News Network blogs "On reality and bitter truths."

That's the problem with most news these days. Journalists know that people with power publicly say things that are in their interests, and often not what they really think or want. Journalists understand there is an economic and political elite and when they say "for the good of the nation", they mean themselves. That we live in a class society is a fact everyone knows but few journalists acknowledge in their work.

There are great economic and social pressures brought to bear on journalists to go along with the official narrative. We saw this in the extreme in American newsrooms after 9/11 and in coverage of the Iraq war. Dan Rather and Tom Fenton of CBS have both talked about the fear in US newsrooms of being called unpatriotic if they criticized the Bush administration.

May 19 17:42

Media ignores Goldman Sachs' ties to Corexit dispersant

In a recent New York Times’ article “Less Toxic Dispersants Lose Out in BP Oil Spill Cleanup”, journalist Paula Quinlan questions why BP is using the toxic dispersant Corexit to clean up the oil when twelve other dispersants proved more effective in EPA testing.

Nowhere in the article does it mention that Goldman Sachs, the Blackstone Group and Apollo Management own Nalco, the producer of the 54 % effective, 100% toxic dispersant.

May 19 16:02

Glenn Beck Hits 2010 Ratings LOW

Beck's Fox News program saw its worst ratings of 2010 Friday, averaging just 1.776 million total viewers. Of course, that's more than his competitors -- MSNBC's "Hardball" (528,000), CNN's "Situation Room" (481,000) and HLN's "Showbiz Tonight" (197,000) -- combined, but it represents a continuation of a trend that began last month.

May 19 10:34

Scientist Disputes EPA Finding that Carbon Dioxide Poses Threat to Humans

EPA scientists say manmade carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are contributing to a warming of the global climate -- and as such represent a threat to human welfare. But a leading climatologist says his research indicates that CO2 poses no threat to human welfare at all, and he says the EPA should revisit its findings.

May 19 10:18

Oops! MSNBC graphic suggests Taliban set fire to Bangkok

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And ABCNNBBCBS wonders why only 9% of America watches their news shows.

May 18 18:19

US Answer to Iran Nuclear Swap: Overnight Deal on Sanctions

Ahmet Davutoglu – Turkish Foreign Minister

“What they wanted us to do was give the confidence to Iran to do the swap. We have done our duty,” said Davutoglu, calling the deal an important step for regional and global peace. -Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu

In a swift answer to the Iran nuclear fuel deal secured Monday by Turkey and Brazil, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced today that world powers had finalized a package of “strong” new sanctions against Iran.

After months of diplomatic efforts, the US secured support overnight from Russia and China, removing the possibility that the move would be vetoed by the United Nations Security Council. The draft would be circulated later Tuesday to the full council, she said.

May 18 18:16

Media Fail

Every day, we read and watch reporting that favors sensation over substance. Sideshows dominate the news cycle, while real issues of public concern get drowned out by the noise. What passes for news is too often badly sourced and tainted by commercial interests or political bias.

That's why we're launching an exciting new project called MediaFAIL that lets you expose the worst moments in the media as they happen.

May 18 13:42

FLASHBACK - CLIMATEGATE - UN climate chief Rajendra Pachauri 'got grants through bogus claims'

The chairman of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has used bogus claims that Himalayan glaciers were melting to win grants worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Rajendra Pachauri's Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), based in New Delhi, was awarded up to £310,000 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the lion's share of a £2.5m EU grant funded by European taxpayers.

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Time to expand that criminal fraud investigation, I think!

May 18 12:37

PROPAGANDA ALART - NOAA: So far, 2010 warmest ever

Combined global land and ocean surface temperatures for the first four months of 2010 were the warmest on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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2010 is far from being the warmest year on record, being far exceeded by the Medieval Warm Period, the Roman Warm Period, and the Holocene Maximum (not to mention the entire Cretaceous).

This is just another classic case of the government lying you into accepting new taxes and convinced you are far too stupid to realize it.

May 18 12:03

Leading Global Warming Skeptic Lindzen: Time to Abandon the 'Skeptic' Label

Lindzen, speaking at the Heartland Institute’s International Conference on Climate Change on May 17 in Chicago, explained that by assuming the “skeptic” label, the anti-global warming alarmist movement implies the theory is plausible. And according to the M.I.T. professor, it isn’t.

“One suggestion I’d make is we stop accepting the term ‘skeptic,’” Lindzen said. “As far as I can tell, skepticism involves doubts about a plausible proposition. I think current global warming alarm does not represent a plausible proposition.”

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I prefer "Climate Realist" as a term.

May 18 08:40


In order to be slaves, we had to be conditioned to become slaves. This was done in increments, causing us to distrust each other, put our reliance on charismatic leaders, all of whom have turned out to be sociopaths, professional liars and thieves, mouthpieces for a very real conspiracy against the American people. Part of that conditioning was confusing Americans to the point where we would blame each other, one imaginary enemy after another, all blamed for our failures, our poverty, our decline while, when we weren’t looking, our economy drained into the foreign bank accounts of the few and our jobs flushed into Mexico, then China.

May 17 22:22

Franklin Lamb : Why We Petition For Palestinian Civil Rights in Lebanon

“We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change or resistance. Small acts, when multiplied by many people, can transform the world”

“If we remember those times and places–and there are so many–where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction. And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.” Professor Howard Zinn (1922-2010)

May 17 22:09

Elvis Costello: Withdraws from two performances scheduled in Israel

It Is After Considerable Contemplation….

I have lately arrived at the decision that I must withdraw from the two performances scheduled in Israel on the 30th of June and the 1st of July.

One lives in hope that music is more than mere noise, filling up idle time, whether intending to elate or lament.

Then there are occasions when merely having your name added to a concert schedule may be interpreted as a political act that resonates more than anything that might be sung and it may be assumed that one has no mind for the suffering of the innocent.

May 17 11:43

Drill Baby Drill

Who's to blame? Does it matter anymore? Nobody in a suit ever goes to jail - we all know that.

May 17 09:36

CLIMATEGATE - Kerry, Lieberman Ready to End Senate Careers

A pork and power bill based on global warming propaganda has been a priority for the Obama administration. Given that it has already been established, absolutely, that predictions of catastrophic man-made global warming are a scam, you might question the two senators’ sanity for introducing one. But new benefits to Israel have recently been negotiated, which might be all it takes to make Joe Lieberman happy. And it’s very easy to imagine a chat between John Kerry and Al Gore that ends with Al Gore saying, “Yah, but the money is good.”

May 17 09:35

Potential cost of Kerry-Lieberman Cap & Tax: $69 - $145 Billion per Year

The Kerry-Lieberman Cap & Tax bill establishes a price collar for CO2 emissions with a floor of $12 per metric ton (increasing annually by 3% + inflation) and ceiling of $25 (increasing annually by 5% + inflation). According to the EPA, US emissions of CO2 in 2009 were 5787 million metric tons. Thus, if the legislation is applied to all US emissions, the cost would be $69 Billion (floor) to $145 Billion (ceiling) annually, increasing ~6 to 8+% each year forever.

May 17 09:34

IPCC bias exposed yet again

The UK Telegraph reports that Rajendra Pachauri has "defended the use of grey literature" in the IPCC's reports. As long as it supports the IPCC's pre-conceived conclusion of man-made warming, that is. Because whenever grey literature challenges the consensus, the knee-jerk response is "but it isn't peer-reviewed!". Hands up who can spot the hypocrisy there?

May 17 09:34

Margaret Atwood Cashes In

By Jennifer Matsui

Novelist Margaret Atwood’s decision to travel to Tel Aviv to share a literary prize worth a million dollars has ignited a controversy in which the septuagenarian author and vice-president of the literary human rights organization PEN International has come under fire by Palestinian rights activists. Ms Atwood’s acceptance of the Dan David Prize, whose previous laureates include Al Gore and Tony Blair, is viewed by Ms Atwood’s critics as a betrayal to the ideals she supposedly represents, and an unwitting endorsement of Israel’s race exclusive policies.

May 17 09:33

Kiwi Temperature Fraud Exposed!

New Zealand is to press ahead with an ETS in July despite vigorous opposition and the dropping of a similar system by Australia .Quadrant Online reports on the scandalous state of the NZ temperature records which have been used to buttress unprecedented warming claims in Kiwiland. It seems that records dating back over a century show no appreciable warming until seven stations were cherry picked and then "corrected' by Jim Salinger- instant warming!

May 17 09:30

Climategate Taxpayer Fraud Investigation Draws Ideological Heat

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has used the power of government to seek documents from the University of Virginia regarding its former professor and Climategate figure of "hockey stick" fame, Michael Mann. Mr. Cuccinelli is investigating whether Professor Mann engaged in fraud to obtain taxpayer money to fund his research.

The civil investigation is making some people sweat, and raised howls of protest from sources ranging from the liberal Washington Post to the libertarian Reason. Academicians are protesting it as a threat to academic liberty. Daniel Lashof, director of the Natural Resources Defense Council's Climate Center, penned a letter calling Cuccinelli's actions "political harassment of climate scientist Michael Mann."

May 17 09:29

The Media Is Ignoring Kerry’s Cap-and-Trade

After 7 months of negotiations, Senators John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman last week unveiled a major climate bill to a chorus of…silence. On the day after the rollout, the American Power Act failed to make the front page of a single paper with a national scope. The Sunday political talkies also ignored the bill. I didn’t hear a single mention of the American Power Act on Fox News Sunday, ABC’s This Week, NBC’s Meet the Press, the McLaughlin Group, or the Chris Matthews Show.

What gives? The mainstream media LOVES global warming as an issue, because it’s divisive and it’s yellow. So why would they ignore it? The only explanation I can think of is that the media believes the bill is dead.

May 17 09:29

Gordon Duff: Can 1% Stop The Global Criminal Syndicate?


I was asked during an interview on Al Jazeera the question that every Muslim lives with every day, “How can a small country like Israel control America.” My answer was simple. Imagine a friend comes to you screaming, “Someone stole my house!” You ask him what happened. His response; “I put my house up for sale, I asked $200,000 dollars. A man came to the door and said he wanted my house. He gave me $200,000 bucks and now I have no home.”

May 17 09:25

“There is no ground left for more sanctions or pressure on Iran”

by Robert Naiman, Policy Director of Just Foreign Policy (source: Huffington Post)

If I were in Washington this morning, I would run down Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House to Congress with a big Brazilian flag, as the young Brazilians run down the Avenida Paulista in Sao Paulo during the the “football” match, shouting “Gollllllll!”

Because with the news this morning that Iran has agreed to ship most of its enriched uranium to Turkey, in a nuclear fuel swap deal reached in talks with Brazil and Turkey that could “deflate a U.S.-led push” for new sanctions against Iran, the President of Brazil has scored a goal against the neocons in the West who want to gin up confrontation with Iran towards a future military conflict.

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May 17 09:21

Iran Announces Breakthrough Nuclear Exchange Deal

By Juan Cole

Veteran Iran observer Borzou Daragahi reports on the agreement just announced by Iran and Turkey on the disposition of Iran’s stockpile of low-enriched uranium.

Under the deal, according to the Iranian spokesman, “After a final agreement is signed between Iran and the Vienna group, our fuel will be shipped to Turkey under the supervision of Iran and the IAEA . . .” “Then we will dispatch 1,200 kilograms [2,640 pounds] of 3.5% enriched uranium to Turkey to be exchanged for 120 kilograms [264 pounds] of 20% enriched uranium from the Vienna group.” The Vienna group is the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany.

May 17 08:03

Climate Change Has No Scientific Consensus

Oreskes reviewed 928 abstracts from peer-reviewed research papers and determined that more than 75 per cent of scientists either explicitly or implicitly accept that Earth’s climate is being affected by human activities. Thus the ‘scientific consensus’ claim was born.

However, according to a peer-reviewed analysis of Oreskes by Dr. Benny Peiser, a world-renowned expert on ‘neo-catastrophism,’ it appears the claims by Oreskes are false. Dr. Peiser uncovered from the 928 abstracts that; “just over a dozen explicitly endorse the ‘consensus’ while the vast majority of abstracts do not mention anthropogenic global warming.” Moreover, the term ‘catastrophic warming’ appears nowhere in any of the papers.

May 16 16:20

Special Nakba Day show! on Truth Jihad Radio

Editors Note: Those who might be turned off by the word “JIHAD” thanks to the Zionist propaganda war against the noble word “jihad” which is an extreme example of Islamophobic bigotry; if one considers how they have kidnapped perfectly rational English words like “holocaust” and anti-Semite” and what they have done with them, what chance do you think anyone would have with trying to untangle the distortion in which they have ensnared foreign words like “Jihad?”

Jihad, means struggle — the struggle to become a better person and to make the world a better place.

Franklin Lamb speaks about NAKBA to Kevin Barett on the
Truth Jihad Radio Show, Sat. 5/15/10, American Freedom Radio

(archived here)

May 16 09:38

Iraqi Insurgent Group Names New Leaders

In that statement, Abu Suleiman vowed revenge for the killing of the group’s two leaders. He warned of “a long gloomy night and dark days colored in blood” and urged followers not to “become accustomed to having a loose hand on the trigger.”

Despite American and Iraqi contentions that the movement has been dealt a perhaps crippling blow, insurgents have proven resilient enough to keep launching coordinated and far-reaching attacks.

May 16 08:43

PROPAGANDA ALERT - Carbon dioxide isn't all good for plants

It's often assumed that rising carbon dioxide levels are good for plants, as that's what they need to grow.

But research from the University of California has found higher levels of CO2 in the atmosphere could lower yields and the quality of food.

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It never has in the thousands of commercial greenhouses than use CO2 enhancement systems to produce larger crops and higher yields./font>

Of course, this is all research and media bought and paid for by the global warming "carbon credit" cult, who apparently thinks are are stupid enough to fall for this crap!

May 16 08:32

Crisis in New Zealand climatology

The official archivist of New Zealand’s climate records, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), offers top billing to its 147-year-old national mean temperature series (the “NIWA Seven-station Series” or NSS). This series shows that New Zealand experienced a twentieth-century warming trend of 0.92°C.

The official temperature record is wrong. The instrumental raw data correctly show that New Zealand average temperatures have remained remarkably steady at 12.6°C +/- 0.5°C for a century and a half. NIWA’s doctoring of that data is indefensible.

May 16 08:17

CLIMATEGATE - A cooling trend

Lindzen, a leading specialist on atmospheric physics, has emerged as one of the most prominent climate change skeptics in the world. At age 70, he speaks at home and overseas, arguing that there is little to worry about from emissions of heat-trapping gases from power plants, factories, and cars. We should “go back to dealing with real science and real environmental problems such as assuring clean air and water,’’ he wrote in The Wall Street Journal on Earth Day.

May 15 16:56

(Video) George W. Bush's Inaction On 9/11

A short production of news clips detailing George W. Bush's 9/11 inaction, including his post-attack foot dragging on establishing an independent investigation into the worst attack ever on United States soil.

Bush was clearly negligent in his duty on 9/11, not only as President, but also as our Commander in Chief. His inaction alone is reason enough to re-open the 9/11 investigation. Throw in the fact that Donald Rumsfeld was not at his post directing a defense for this country, and that Dick Cheney tracked the Pentagon attack "vehicle" from over 50 miles out and still did not shoot the object down, and you have negligence and dereliction of duty at the highest levels of the U.S. government.

Don't just ask for a new investigation. Ask for a real 9/11 investigation.

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May 15 10:53

Israel’s Intimidation Tactics Won’t Stop Us: First Ship Sets Sail for Gaza!

By Huwaida Arraf

London – 14 May 2010 – At 22:45 local time tonight, the MV Rachel Corrie, a 1200-ton cargo ship, part of the eight-vessel Freedom Flotilla, set sail from Ireland on its way to the Mediterranean Sea. Three, ships from Turkey and Greece will join her, then sail to Gaza.

This past week reports from Israel have indicated that the Israeli authorities will not allow the Freedom Flotilla to reach Gaza with its cargo of much-needed reconstruction material, medical equipment, and school supplies. According to Israeli news sources, clear orders have been issued to prevent the ships from reaching Gaza, even if this necessitates military violence.

May 15 10:47



With 447 members of congress, every single one of them swearing they know nothing of Israel’s enormous nuclear arsenal, vowing eternal allegiance to Israel over the United States and virtual control of newspapers, electronic news media, thousand of internet news sites, movies, magaizines and television shows, the ability to spin anything from assassination to mass murder into a “poor threatened Israel” yarn has endangered the life of every public figure in the world who stands up for their beliefs.

447 members of congress led by Senators Charles Schumer and Lindsay Graham along with Josef Lieberman and “Hanoi John” McCain are not among them.

May 15 08:16

Subway suicide cyanide scare

Aaron Fetto, 20 -- wearing an orange reflector vest and other transit-worker gear and carrying a quart-size bottle of cyanide tablets -- told cops he was looking for an "isolated place in the subway system" to kill himself.

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However, since Aaron Fetto could not be construed as a Muslim terrorist, he didn't get the press coverage that the crotch bomber and bandini bomber got!

May 15 07:17

Widely varying estimates of severity of oil leak in Gulf raise many questions

After BP released underwater video footage of the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, conflicting estimates of the amount of oil leaking raise many questions.

What is the rate of flow? How much oil is already in the water? Is there any way to make an accurate assessment? When will it hit shore? What will be the economic and environmental impact? Does anyone really know the answers, and if so, who is telling the truth?

May 15 07:07

Obama's Carbon Scheme set to bypass Congress

As you may know, the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) in December ruled that CO2 is an "endangerment"
pollutant, giving the agency authority to regulate
CO2 -- regardless of what Congress does.

For months, President Obama has all-but threatened to
use the EPA to bypass Congress and seize government
control of the air we breathe -- especially if Congress
could not pass Cap and Tax. That plan is just weeks
away from full implementation through the EPA.

May 14 22:51

Israel’s Intimidation Tactics Won’t Stop Us: First Ship Sets Sail for Gaza!

By Huwaida Arraf

London – 14 May 2010 – At 22:45 local time tonight, the MV Rachel Corrie, a 1200-ton cargo ship, part of the eight-vessel Freedom Flotilla, set sail from Ireland on its way to the Mediterranean Sea. Three, ships from Turkey and Greece will join her, then sail to Gaza.

This past week reports from Israel have indicated that the Israeli authorities will not allow the Freedom Flotilla to reach Gaza with its cargo of much-needed reconstruction material, medical equipment, and school supplies. According to Israeli news sources, clear orders have been issued to prevent the ships from reaching Gaza, even if this necessitates military violence.

May 14 09:46

Wanted Posters Issued for Alleged Israeli War Criminals

Tim King

A group in Israel is exposing members of its government charged with war crimes.

(JERUSALEM / SALEM) – By now many already know that a series of wanted posters have been issued to help identify and possibly some day bring to justice, a number of Israeli officials who are suspected of acts of genocide and illegal warfare[1].

The posters were created and posted by an Israeli human rights group that is maintaining a great deal of anonymity at this point. Their Internet site, as Haaretz relates, details “alleged war crimes committed by senior government officials and Israel Defense Forces officers.”[2]

May 14 09:13

Propagandized in America- the chains of illusion

“In March, 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests, the steel, shipbuilding, and powder interest, and their subsidiary organizations, got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily press. They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers. An agreement was reached. The policy of the papers was bought, to be paid for by the month, an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial policies, and other things of national and international nature considered vital to the interests of the purchasers.”

May 14 08:58

CLIMATEGATE - Weather Spain - 10 provinces in central and northern Spain put on snow alert Today

May 14 08:57

OUTFOXED : Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism

Outfoxed examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, have been running a "race to the bottom" in television news. This film provides an in-depth look at Fox News and the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations taking control of the public's right to know.

May 14 08:20

Antoine Raffoul : Dear Elton John

If you do go ahead with this performance, please make sure that, when you sing in that stadium, you sing loud enough for the Gazans to hear you in their open air prison only 40 miles away.

Some of the Gazans may not even hear you no matter how loud you sing, because they have been made deaf and dumb as a result of Israel’s deadly ” Operation Cast Lead.”

The following letter was sent recorded delivery to Elton John via the following contacts:

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May 13 18:14

Wanted Posters Issued for Alleged Israeli War Criminals

Tim King

A group in Israel is exposing members of its government charged with war crimes.

(JERUSALEM / SALEM) – By now many already know that a series of wanted posters have been issued to help identify and possibly some day bring to justice, a number of Israeli officials who are suspected of acts of genocide and illegal warfare[1].

The posters were created and posted by an Israeli human rights group that is maintaining a great deal of anonymity at this point. Their Internet site, as Haaretz relates, details “alleged war crimes committed by senior government officials and Israel Defense Forces officers.”[2]

May 13 13:11

Obama's Carbon Scheme set to bypass Congress

For months, President Obama has all-but threatened to
use the EPA to bypass Congress and seize government
control of the air we breathe -- especially if Congress
could not pass Cap and Tax. That plan is just weeks
away from full implementation through the EPA.

May 13 10:01


May 13 10:00

CLIMATEGATE - Kerry/Lieberman rebrand "Cap and Trade" as "American Power" and hope you won't notice.

At this press conference, Sens. Kerry and Lieberman have both already indicated, they will insist that their scheme isn't "cap-and-trade" because... they aren't going to use that term this time around.

May 13 09:21

Many signatories of controversial letter on climate science not working in climate related fields

The mainstream media and these pages on reported the release of a letter from 255 scientists last week that said despite recent scandals in climate science, the science behind the manmade climate change theory remains sound. The embarrassing use of a faked photo in the trade journal that published the letter damaged the credibility and now a look at the resumes of the signatories shows most don’t even work in climate science.

May 13 09:03


May 13 08:22

CLIMATEGATE - Snow and frost bring winter chill to May

Snowfall, overnight temperatures of -1C and daytime ones four degrees below normal just days before Chelsea flower show.

May 13 04:53

Mind Control Theories and Techniques used by Mass Media

In the 1958 preface for A Brave New World, Aldous Huxley paints a rather grim portrait of society. He believes it is controlled by an "impersonal force", a ruling elite, which manipulates the population using various methods.

"Impersonal forces over which we have almost no control seem to be pushing us all in the direction of the Brave New Worldian nightmare; and this impersonal pushing is being consciously accelerated by representatives of commercial and political organizations who have developed a number of new techniques for manipulating, in the interest of some minority, the thoughts and feelings of the masses." - Aldous Huxley, Preface to A Brave New World

His bleak outlook is not a simple hypothesis or a paranoid delusion. It is a documented fact, present in the world's most important studies on mass media. Here are some of them:

May 12 21:34

Elena Kagan and the Supreme Court: A Barnyard Smell in Chicago, Harvard and Washington

By James Petras

The issue of the composition of the US Supreme Court is increasingly crucial for all Americans, who are horrified by Israel’s devastation of Gaza, its threats to launch a nuclear attack on Iran and its Fifth Column’s efforts to drag us into a third war in ten years.

President Obama has nominated Elena Kagan for Justice of the United States Supreme Court on the basis of an academic publication record, which might give her a fighting chance for tenure at a first rate correspondence law school in the Texas Panhandle.

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May 12 21:29

Jeff Gates : Is the “Times Square Terrorist” More Field-based Warfare?

Best Story Wins

This brief overview of “field-based warfare” brings us to the latest incident in New York again featuring in a starring role Mullah Omar as leader of the “Pakistan Taliban.”

But first a brief review of three recent events.

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May 12 16:03

Climate Research From Briffa, Esper, Jones, Moberg & Mann All Confirm The Extreme Medieval Warming

During U.S. Senate testimony (2005), evidence was presented that revealed multiple studies supporting a consensus that the Medieval Period experienced extreme warming that matches or exceeds any modern, post-1970's warming. The multi-graph below represents the research from major climate researchers that was presented at the Senate testimony. It's of interest to note that none of these scientists are considered global warming "skeptics." (Source of multi-graph from 2005 testimony.)

May 12 15:48

Israel lobby’s control of Western media

Paul J. Balles compares China’s open control of the press with the “lies under pretence of freedom” of the Western media under the control of special interests, especially the Israel lobby.