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CURRENT EVENTS

Feb 21 10:49

Are Dalai Lama visits with US, UK, France a “provocation” for China’s staged role in WW3?

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The Dalai Lama confessed to receive CIA funds in their revolutionary attempts to split from China. As US and Israel lying rhetoric for war with Iran escalate and echoed by US corporate media, as Iran is considered a main source of oil for China, as WW3 is a real threat given that WW2 sprung from a series of smaller occupations cumulating with a false flag attack on Poland and WW1 sprung from a single political assassination in a context of competing empires, the “chess masters” behind the scenes of politics might have more in mind than a simple visit between President Obama and an exiled religious feudal-system divine monarch (and here).

Feb 21 10:47

Bases of Empire: Casting a Global Shadow

Despite United States economic weakness, although not unrelated to it, our military casts a heavy shadow everywhere on earth, far beyond the major and minor wars it is now conducting. The geographical and functional scope of the US military is cosmic. Formal alliances are an important element, but even such bloated, increasingly un-Atlantic and shockingly un-pacific institutions as NATO are only the tip of the iceberg. Nations generally regarded as “neutral” are now junior partners in NATO: Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Malta, and Sweden. “In June 2009, war games ‘Loyal Arrow’ were conducted by 10 countries in Northern Sweden, as a preliminary move to extend US and NATO military presence into Arctic regions—and confronting Russia in that area.

Feb 21 09:49

U.S. warns of al Qaeda threat in Central Asia

Al Qaeda aims to infiltrate Central Asia to train militants and turn the ex-Soviet region into a zone of unrest, a U.S. envoy said on Saturday.

U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke is on a blitz tour of the five "stans" of Central Asia.

Stability in the vast resource-rich region sprawling between China, Russia and Afghanistan is crucial to the West as it lies on a new supply route for NATO-led operations in Afghanistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Envoy Holbrooke:

In Arabic, the term "al Qaeda" means "the base".

In colloquial Arabic, the term means "the toilet".

Envoy Holbrooke, what self-respecting Arabic-speaking group would call themselves "the toilet"?!?

Poverty, political corruption, lack of civil redress (and that sure the heck is the case with Uzbekistan), and an absence of hope radicalizes people, and makes insurgent movements look attractive.

The "stability" you are hoping for does not come in the form of governments further repressing their people (Remember, Envoy Holbrooke: we tried that with the Shah of Iran, Pinochet., etc., and those efforts ultimately blew up the US's face like a bad trick cigar).

It comes with education, jobs,and governments responding intelligently and responsibly to the needs of their people.

If you are looking for stability in this region, those are the steps you should be asking the governments you're visiting to be taking, not further repression.

Feb 21 09:38

Terrorism: The Most Meaningless and Manipulated Word By Glenn Greenwald

Joseph Stack deliberately flew an airplane into a building housing IRS offices in Austin, Texas, in order to advance the political grievances he outlined in a perfectly cogent suicide-manifesto. Stack's worldview contained elements of the tea party's anti-government anger along with substantial populist complaints generally associated with "the Left" (rage over bailouts, the suffering of America's poor, and the pilfering of the middle class by a corrupt economic elite and their government-servants). All of that was accompanied by an argument as to why violence was justified (indeed necessary) to protest those injustices

Feb 21 09:02

Of Birth Certificates and War

One reason we haven’t posted directly about this, but do have a link to Obamacrimes.com, is that some of the people trying to say that BHO is not a US citizen are less than savory – folks like Alan Keyes and lately Orly Taitz.

One of the groups who seem to think that Obama is not a natural-born citizen are certain fanatical zionist Jews.

Feb 21 07:16

Madeira floods: aid flown to Portugal holiday island after dozens die in violent storms

Portuguese naval ships, with helicopters and medical supplies, are sent to the flood-stricken island.

On Saturday torrential streams of water and liquid mud swept through the capital, Funchal, destroying homes, overturning cars and felling trees.

At least 38 people have died and more than 100 people injured in hospital in the worst storms in almost two decades, with the death toll likely to rise even further, officials said on Sunday. Hundreds of people have been left homeless.

Feb 20 22:06

Solutions to US economic controlled demolition are obvious, but We the People must demand them

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Nobel economist Paul Krugman wrote the US economy is “doomed,” Obama “clueless,” and summarizes his analysis of President Obama’s economic leadership with simply:

Oh. My. God.

Mr. Krugman joins a growing list of characteristically dry economic experts expanding the margins of their self-expression to communicate to Americans that kleptocratic parasites have destroyed the US economy.

The good news is that the solutions are obvious, available right now, and elegantly simple to understand and implement.

Feb 20 17:12

Take the Power to Create Credit Away from the Giant Banks and Give It Back to the People

Many people – including former analyst for the U.S. Treasury Richard Cook – argue that credit is too important a function to be left to the private banks.

Feb 20 15:07

Dutch government falls over Afghanistan: no comment from NATO chief

Christopher King expresses the hope that the fall of the Dutch government over participation in the US-led aggression in Afghanistan could be the start of a trend that will see Europe regain its independence from the USA.

Feb 20 14:20

Hezbollah warns of terrorist tourists after Dubai hit

After the assassination of a senior Hamas official in Dubai, Hezbollah issues an alert against disguised entry of terrorists into Lebanon...

Feb 20 13:04

IAEA report: zero evidence of Iran nukes. US Orwellian corporate war media: Iran building nukes?

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The good news is corporate media war propaganda is so easy to reveal and crush. Today’s version of CIA Operation Mockingbird, the US Senate Church Committee disclosure of over 400 CIA operatives within US corporate media to propagandize for war policies, is escalating their paper-thin lies of omission and commission to manipulate America into war with Iran.

The great news is millions of Americans recognize corporate media lies; especially after the confirmed lies they viciously and endlessly repeated for wars with Afghanistan and Iraq. Millions also authoritatively understand these wars are clearly unlawful (and here).

Feb 20 10:26

California: Gas for $8.87 a Gallon? You've Got to be Kidding

Kathleen Waller usually stops at the V and A Fuels on the way to pick up her kids from school, but she was stunned to find unleaded going for $8.87 a gallon at the Washington Boulevard station Tuesday.

Super was going for $9.09 a gallon.

"I'm shocked," said Waller. "I thought it was a joke."

No joke, according to an attendant manning the station Tuesday afternoon. She had no explanation for why the price had been raised, only that the price hike came Tuesday morning.

Feb 20 09:52

William Astore, The U.S. Military's German Fetish

Looking back on my youthful infatuation with the German Wehrmacht, I recognize a boy’s misguided enthusiasm for military hardness and toughness. I recognize as well the seductiveness of reducing the chaos of war to “shock and awe” Blitzkrieg and warrior empowerment. What amazes me, however, is how this astonishingly selective and adolescent view of war -- with its fetish for lightning results, achieved by elevating and empowering a new generation of warlords, warriors, and advanced weaponry -- came to dominate mainstream American military thinking after the frustrations of Vietnam.

Unlike a devastated and demoralized Germany after its defeats, we decided not to devalue war as an instrument of policy after our defeat, but rather to embrace it. Clasping Clausewitz to our collective breasts, we marched forward seeking new decisive victories. Yet, like our role models the Germans of World War II, we found victory to be both elusive and illusive.

Feb 20 09:46

Summer of Rage

Seems Joe Stack got tired of the overreach of the government. The Austin, Texas IRS/CIA/FBI building just got slammed by Joe after he burned the house down and went all kamikaze on Big Brother. Would it be wrong to call this person a freedom loving patriot? Now we get to watch the the media spin about how horrible of a person to do such a terrible thing to our benevolent handlers. Of course they are going to say this is another nut job that had a long history of pills, porn and puppy murders, guns in his house!

Feb 20 09:45

Three in a Million - Voices From the Haitian Camps

The United Nations reported there are 1.2 million people living in "spontaneous settlements" or homeless camps around Port-au-Prince. Three people living in the camps spoke with this author this week, before the hard rains hit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF these narratives are what the US military characterizes as a "success", I sure as hell would hate to think how they would characterize "failure" in Haiti.

Feb 20 09:43

Where’s All That Gold? Gary North on the real reason the Fed is afraid of an audit.

The bulk of the world's gold holdings are stored in the vault of the New York FED. This includes most of the deliverable gold (99.9% fine) owned by the FED as trustee of the U.S. government's gold. The gold at Ft. Knox (probably coin melt, 90% fine) constitutes a second holding area, said to be 20% of the nation's gold. No one knows. It has not been audited since the early 1950's, not even by the private accounting firms that audit the FED on an annual rotation basis.

...You see, transparency and accountability to the American people require secrecy, so that Congress is kept in the dark. You understand this, don't you?

Feb 20 08:36

Credit-Card Fees: the New Traps

Banning these and other profitable tactics is expected to cost the card industry at least $12 billion a year in lost revenue, according to law firm Morrison & Foerster. This has sent the industry scrambling to find new sources of revenue. So get ready for higher annual fees, higher balance-transfer charges, and growing charges for overseas transactions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The answer here is simple: pay off your cards ASAP, stop using your credit cards, and pay cash whenever possible.

Feb 19 19:58

In Mexico, 18 tons of state-owned explosives stolen

Mexican authorities say a trailer loaded with 18 tons of industrial explosives have been stolen from a highway in northern Mexico...

Feb 19 19:57

Iran launches advanced Jamaran destroyer

Iran's Navy on Friday took the delivery of the first indigenously designed and developed guided missile destroyer Jamaran in the presence of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei...

Feb 19 17:23

Campus claws: beating Israel lobbyists through debate

Paul J. Balles cautions pro-Palestinian activists against simply shouting down speakers who represent their enemy, arguing that, to win hearts and minds, they should instead “learn to express themselves well enough to challenge their adversaries” and they should prepare for and encourage debates.

Feb 19 10:05

Debra Medina, Glenn Beck, 911 Truth and the Importance of Private Property

I’ve been paying particular attention to the governor’s race in Texas of late, particularly the Republican primary for that position. There’s a woman running, a true champion of freedom. She understands the concept of liberty. She embraces it. She offers real solutions to real problems, problems the vast majority of the common folk can see in the corrupt establishment. She offers the free market solutions we all want, a pulling back of government intrusion in the lives of ordinary citizens and a chance to once again live as freemen in the legacy our founding fathers left for us.

The corporate globalist authoritarians must hate her.

Feb 19 07:10

Pilot leaves suicide note railing against US federal tax agency before flying into building

Joseph Stack left a six-page suicide note in which he railed against the Internal Revenue Service, the US federal tax agency.

He wrote: "I am finally ready to end this insanity. Well, Mr Big Brother IRS man let's try something different. Take my pound of flesh and sleep well.

"There was a storm raging inside me. Desperate times call for desperate measures. We are brainwashed to believe there is freedom in this land."

Feb 19 07:03

Crackdown on Credit Card Provisions Begins Monday

The changes will make credit not only harder to get, but also more expensive.

Feb 19 06:47

Growing diplomatic row over Dubai assassination

In this following interview the Guardian’s Robert Fisk lays out some likely scenarios regarding the fallout from the Mossad assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh who was a senior official with the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas.

Feb 18 22:38

As soon as one Joe Stack group is deleted from Facebook, three more take its place!

Feb 18 22:19

British military insider: World War III is being staged; starting with Israel and Iran

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US “leadership” and their corporate media minions are pushing juvenile-level propaganda for war with Iran; lies that anyone can verify with a few moments’ attention. If you haven’t already confirmed the Orwellian-level disinformation, stop and read the above two links now.

Many people hypothesize the confirmed lies for wars with Iraq and Afghanistan, and a final war with Iran, is to control oil. Connected is the theory that US political and economic “masters” are so confident in their propaganda, and so correct in their conclusion that the critical mass of humanity is too feeble to stop them, that they brazenly move forward for global hegemony.

Feb 18 18:08

Joe Stacks' letter

Feb 18 17:33

Source: FBI Knew Austin Attack Was Coming

Source: FBI Knew Austin Attack Was Coming
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, February 18, 2010
A trusted source has told this office that the FBI knew Austin was going to be attacked today and had dispatched officers from its Dallas headquarters yesterday afternoon to be in place for today’s incident.
The source claims that a confidential memo was circulated yesterday detailing that a building in Austin was going to be the target of an attack today. He was told this by an informant who works in the Dallas FBI office.

Feb 18 15:18

Hazmat and FIRE TRUCKS staged across street BEFORE Austin crash?

Local news video

At 2:55 the eyewitness notes that firetrucks and hazmat were directly across the street before the plane hit. How convenient!

Feb 18 14:31

Patrick Henry's Liberty or Death Speech

Gentlemen may cry Peace,Peace,but there is no peace The war has actually begun........ Almighty God! I know not what course others may take;but as for me-give me liberty or give me death!

Feb 18 12:09

Summer of Rage

Seems someone got tired of the overreach of the government. Breaking news is the Austin IRS/CIA/FBI building just got slammed by a person that burned the house down and went all kamikaze into Big Brother. Would it be wrong to call this person a freedom loving patriot? Now we get to watch the the media spin about how horrible of a person to do such a terrible thing to our benevolent handlers.

Feb 18 11:30

Small plane crashes into Austin building that houses IRS offices

Fire department officials in Austin, Texas, say one person is unaccounted for following the crash of a small place into an building that houses offices of the Internal Revenue Service.

Feb 18 11:29

Plane Crashes Into Austin IRS Office Building; Intentional Act?

The Internal Revenue Service has offices in the building, including its civil enforcement and criminal investigations divisions, said Special Agent Michael Lemoine, a spokesman for the criminal investigations division.

He said that some IRS offices are on the first floor, which Lemoine said was hit by the plane.

Feb 18 10:53

Obama Press Secretary threatens US attack of Iran. US military: when will you expose these war lies?

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The US war emperors have no clothes. Iran never threatened to destroy Israel. Iran is in full compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), including their use of nuclear medicine with isotopes. It was the US who initiated the UN Charter that limits war to the narrowest use of self-defense only, almost identical in law to the limits for you or me as individuals.

When will leadership emerge from the US military and/or US government to speak these truths that are objective facts for anyone and everyone to verify?

Feb 18 10:28

Plane crashes into Northwest Austin building

A small single-engine plane crashed into a building in Northwest Austin Thursday morning, sparking a fire.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Yes-sirree bob; that building's gonna come right down into its own footprint just like the World Trade Towers. Got a plane strike, fire, yep, any second that's gonna come right down. Any second. Gonna fall. Any second. Any second now. I forget, did a plane hit the WTC-7 building? No? Odd. Anyway, this here building will come right down into its own footprint any moment now. Really. Any moment."

UPDATE: The TV news is (surprisingly) confirming reports we got in the email earlier today that the plane crash was an intentional suicide attack on the offices of the IRS located in that building.

I say surprising because normally when IRS offices are burned or vandalized it is not reported lest it give the people "bad ideas."

But the latest report I have is that the IRS was seizing this guy's home, so he burned it down rather than let the government have it, then flew his plane into the IRS offices.

Feb 18 10:11

Crash Babies

Wow, I think I woke up on a different planet this morning. There has been economic crashes, rumors of crashes, but damn man some huge players are saying "IT IS GOING TO CRASH." One heavy weight to check in is Barton Biggs, former head of Morgan Stanley who says here and I quote "Insure yourself against war and disaster by buying a remote farm or ranch and stocking it with ``seed, fertilizer, canned food, wine, medicine, clothes, etc. because tshtf is coming.'' Now if I am not mistaken, Mr Biggs is telling us to bug-out. Well that is all good and swell there Biggs, but what of us poor people that don't have the money to find a nice plot of dirt with Xe mercs to set up the perimeter?

Feb 18 09:39

Coup Attempt Under Way in Niger, Official Says

Smoke was seen rising from the presidential palace amid heavy gunfire in Niger's capital, Niamey, on Thursday in what one intelligence official said was a coup attempt.

Political tensions have been high in the central African uranium exporting country in recent months over President Mamadou Tandja's extension of his rule, which drew widespread criticism and international sanctions.

Feb 18 09:02

How Can Demanding Truth Be More Dangerous Than Demanding War?

I don't believe, or subscribe, to everything I read or hear on alleged 'conspiracy sites' like the ones run by Alex Jones or Mike Rivero's WhatReallyHappened.com, nor does anyone there demand I do so.

I don't see columnists or commenters, anyone in fact, at those sites demanding my country go to war against people on the other side of the planet who have never done me or my family harm, based on the flimsiest of evidence, or flat-out fearmongery.

But when I go to The Washington Post, or the New York Times, I see columnists demanding Iran be bombed, now. Again and again. It's no coincidence of course that is it usually the exact same people who in 2002 filled column after column in those newspapers demanding Iraq be bombed, then invaded.

Feb 18 08:35

Gordon Brown says Britain is prepared to protect Falkland Islands as row with Argentina escalates

Britain has made 'all the preparations necessary' to protect the Falkland Islands, Gordon Brown said today.

Feb 18 06:32

Wal-Mart suffers sales decline in key quarter

Wal-Mart Stores missed a key metric known as same-store sales during the fourth quarter that included the all-important holiday shopping season...

Feb 18 03:32

Marine base's ex-residents, many ill, only now learning of toxic water

An unknown number of veterans and dependents were exposed to environmental hazards on military installations. DOD refuses to accept responsibility for the health effects of exposure. Two bills introduced in the Senate and House provide for health care coverage. Major differences in the bills need to be worked out

Feb 17 19:47

Video: Glenn Beck is a Maniac

Made by 12160's TJ!

Feb 17 19:42

FLASHBACK: GOLDMAN HIDING GREEK DEBT .... IN 2003

from Risk Magazine

In November 2001, the Greek finance ministry’s public debt division made a public statement about its debt management strategy. It acknowledged that its debt was a ‘critical macroeconomic parameter’, and pledged to reduce debt servicing costs by means that included ‘the extensive use of derivatives’. Apparently, this was not enough for Brussels. In February 2002, the European Commission pointed out future deficit forecasts by Greece relied ‘primarily’ on achieving reductions in interest costs. It called for Greece to reduce its ‘very high’ debt ratio, and to provide ‘more detailed information on financial operations’.

Although Greece’s public debt division points out that it uses 18 derivatives counterparties, there is no doubt that the division, which is headed by Christopher Sardelis, has a particularly close relationship with Goldman Sachs. Indeed, the account has been handled personally at Goldman Sachs by Antigone Loudiadis, the London-based European head of sales for the firm’s fixed-income, currencies and commodities unit. Highly respected by other dealers, Loudiadis has enjoyed a successful career at Goldman, joining the firm’s partnership committee and attaining her present position in 2000. According to sources, by early 2002, Loudiadis and her team put together a deal aimed at alleviating Greece’s problem of debt ratios and high interest costs.

Feb 17 18:36

First they came for the Air traveler : Homeland Security targets bus traffic in Tampa - News video

Please note how the gov propaganda arm, your local TV news, starts this piece with Tampa police and feds "are keeping your family safe". And of course they pick one guy for an on-air interview who says he likes the plan, to keep him safe.

Feb 17 18:02

Did Goldman Sachs help Britain hide its debts too?

original post by Edmund Conway at blogs.telegraph.co.uk

This episode serves as a reminder of the scale of this effort to shift debt offstage, and of how many different avenues politicians explored in order to live today, pay tomorrow. For those who believe that we’ve just come to the end of an endemic super credit cycle, this episode provides yet more supporting evidence

Feb 17 17:44

Was Amy Bishop's methodical shooting a mind-controlled action?

Amy Bishop case: Why no red flags were waved before shooting spree
By Patrik Jonsson / February 17, 2010
After Friday's bloodletting at the University of Alabama-Huntsville, police ran a background check on neurobiology professor Amy Bishop, who they suspect of methodically gunning down six colleagues, killing three.
http://www.examiner.com/x-6495-National-Intelligence-Examiner~y2009m5d...
CIA hypnotist: 'Individuals could be taught to do anything including murder, suicide, etc.'

Feb 17 16:14

Enough of the Tea Party: Is It Time For A WE Party?

The left blogs and MSNBC tear the tea baggers apart pointing to their many contradictions, their not so downplayed racism, and manipulated membership etc. The Daily Show makes fun of them, and most folks on the left squirm at its simplistic slogans and superficial analysis.

If the activists and the discontented on the right want a more authentic political grass-roots based vehicle, want their own party even, even if it is a fringe, what about progressives? Do we not have similar aspirations?

Is it our duty (and fate) to forever stay loyal to a Democratic Party that insults us and rebuffs us at every turn even as it demands our money and loyalty?

Feb 17 15:55

Israel’s re-branding exercise in Haiti backfires as past catches up

Stuart Littlewood argues that Israel’s medical showcase in Haiti will do nothing to change the fact that it is “among the worst brand names on the planet", unless Tel Aviv ends its "bullying rhetoric and atrocious deeds" against the Palestinians and convinces the world that it has abandoned the practise of organ stealing.

Feb 17 15:53

The long arm of Israel must be amputated

Gilad Atzmon argues that, given the close relationship between the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office and the Mossad intelligence agency, Premier Binyamin Netanyahu must be held to account personally for the murder of a Hamas official in Dubai by Israeli Mossad agents travelling on cloned European passports.

Feb 17 10:48

Libertopia 2010

Its purpose is to create a worldwide movement of individuals who choose their own form of governance - a voluntary society based on mutual respect for each individual’s dignity and ownership of his/her own body and property.

Feb 17 10:32

Fourth lawsuit seeks $33 million over taser gun incidents

The current lawsuit alleges -

• The school resource officer, Lonnie Netzel, allegedly used a taser gun on a 13-year-old boy's leg in the school's hallway, in October 2009.

• Netzel allegedly used a Taser gun on a 12-year-old boy on Jan. 12 while supervised by two teachers, Jessica Labon and Teresa LaReau, who were named in the first two lawsuits.

• Netzel allegedly shocked 12-year-old boy who suffers from mental illness on Jan. 12, while supervised by another teacher, Bradley Netzel.

Feb 17 09:19

Soros Doubled Gold ETF Investment, Buys Citi, Monsanto

Soros' most recent SEC filing also revealed large bets on seed producer Monsanto and Brazilian gas and oil giant Petroleo Brasileiro PBR also known as Petrobras.

The firm held 3.9 million shares of Monsanto at the end of the fourth quarter, up from 1.1 million three months earlier.

Feb 17 09:18

Holocaust denier to be released from German prison

After serving a five-year sentence for denying the Holocaust, far-right activist Ernst Zundel will soon be released from prison, a German prosecutor said Wednesday.

Feb 17 09:12

Pimping Weapons to the World

If the Hollywood export Avatar sweeps the world, bringing in multi-billions, it’s front-page news. If American arms exports sweep the world, bringing in multi-billions, you’re lucky to find out about it deep inside your ever-thinning daily newspaper (and such stories seldom even make it onto the TV news). If we sell weaponry repeatedly to the Indonesians or the Saudis or the Qataris or the Israelis, it’s a ho-hum matter. The norm. Like those bases in Afghanistan.

Feb 17 09:00

Rare ABC News TV Debate: Climate Depot Vs. Center For Am. Progress

'UN IPCC was a political organization masquerading as a science group. It's been exposed'

Weiss: Blizzards are 'consistent with what scientists had predicted' -- Morano Response: 'It's consistent with climate astrology, basically it's a horoscope...You should be embarrassed'

Feb 17 08:55

Rising tide of suburban homeless across U.S.

Homelessness in rural and suburban America is straining shelters this winter as the economy founders and joblessness hovers near double digits — a “perfect storm of foreclosures, unemployment and a shortage of affordable housing,” in one official’s eyes.

We see a spiral in food stamps, heating assistance applications; Medicaid is skyrocketing,” Blass added. “It is truly reaching a stage of being alarming.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the country of "Ameristan", brought to you, courtesy of the previous and present administrations!

Feb 17 07:36

Americans stock up to be ready for end of the world

Tess Pennington, 33, is a mother of three children, and lives in the sprawling outskirts of Houston, Texas. But she is not taking the happy safety of her suburban existence lightly...

Feb 17 07:33

Soros Hedge Fund Doubles Gold Holdings

...Soros Fund Management owned 6.2 million shares of SPDR Gold Trust -- an exchange-traded fund that owns gold bullion -- at the end of the year worth $663 million. That was up from 2.5 million shares at the end of the third quarter...

Feb 17 00:33

Darth Cheney Warns of 9/11 Repeat

Former US vice-president Dick Cheney has accused the Obama administration of being "dead wrong" to assume a repeat of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, is unlikely.

Stepping up claims that the White House has been soft on national security, Mr Cheney said yesterday that a nuclear or biological attack by al-Qa'ida remained the biggest threat to the US.

Feb 16 21:25

US Constitution and rule of law destroyed, Obama lies for war with Iran: Carl Herman audio interview

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Marine Corps Captain (ret.), professor emeritus, author, editor of Assassination Science and pioneer of research into the assassination of JFK, early advocate to apply the rigor of science to the analysis of what really happened with the attacks of 9/11, and host of “The Real Deal” of Revere Radio, Dr. Jim Fetzer, interviewed me for two hours discussing unlawful US military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, the prospect for war with Iran, and related topics. The interview is here.

Feb 16 21:07

Food Stamps Create Jobs… in India

Several states with high unemployment are outsourcing Food Stamp Services, including to a JP Morgan Chase call center in India.

Feb 16 15:13

Who are the dangerous conspiracy theorists?

The recent Medina debacle on Glenn Beck’s overrated show highlights the obvious hypocrisy of the Beltway Right-wing when it comes to conspiracy theories. Conspiracy theories that question government action are shunned while ones that endorse all-out war are to be embraced and repeated.

Feb 16 13:40

In Bid to Revive Nuclear Power, U.S. Is Backing New Reactors

President Obama told an enthusiastic audience of union officials on Tuesday that the Energy Department had approved a loan guarantee intended to underwrite construction of two nuclear reactors in Georgia, with taxpayers picking up much of the financial risk.

Left unsaid is that the US is weeks away from bombing Iran for building nuclear power plants.

Feb 16 12:53

Jews-only homes for Ajami: Arabs of Jaffa face settlers as neighbours

Jonathan Cook reports from Ajami, in the mixed Jewish-Arab town of Jaffa, which has become the target of a takeover by extremist Jewish settlers bent on pushing the district’s Arab residents, who are citizens of Israel, out of their homes.

Feb 16 09:32

Toyota to idle 2 US assembly plants amid recalls

Toyota said Tuesday it plans to idle production temporarily at assembly plants in Texas and Kentucky while it grapples with massive recalls in the United States.

Feb 16 09:18

Hold Onto Your Underwear This Is Not a National Emergency

Under the circumstances, you would never know that Americans living in the United States were in vanishingly little danger from terrorism, but in significant danger driving to the mall; or that alcohol, tobacco, E. coli bacteria, fire, domestic abuse, murder, and the weather present the sort of potentially fatal problems that might be worth worrying about, or even changing your behavior over, or perhaps investing some money in. Terrorism, not so much.

Feb 16 08:04

Film director is thrown off US plane for being 'too big for seat'

In a row played out on Twitter, Smith issued an expletive-laden series of messages aimed at the airline for ejecting him from a flight from Oakland to Burbank on Saturday because he was apparently too overweight to fit in his seat.

"Wanna tell me I'm too wide for the sky?" Smith asked on his Twitter account shortly after the incident. "Totally cool but fair warning folks: If you look like me, you may be ejected from Southwest."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ever stop to realize that because of the corporate media focus on skinny (making starvation fashionable) that the only remaining socially acceptable discrimination in our society is against overweight people?

And in a nation where the food is laced with chemicals that make you eat more, such as MSG and aspartame ('scuse me, "AminoSweet"), not to mention chemicals that make you put on more weight, such as synthetic bovine growth hormone in meat and dairy products, a lot of people don't fit the "Vogue look" through no fauklt of their own.

Feb 16 07:44

Top Guns: BrahMos missile flies high at India arms fair

The following Russia Today report summarizes the recent arms fair in New Delhi. The fair is held every two years and displays some of the latest military hardware from around the world...

Feb 16 00:50

The Economic Elite Have Engineered an Extraordinary Coup, Threatening the Very Existence of the Middle Class

It has now become evident to a critical mass that the Republican and Democratic parties, along with all three branches of our government, have been bought off by a well-organized Economic Elite who are tactically destroying our way of life. The harsh truth is that 99 percent of the U.S. population no longer has political representation. The U.S. economy, government and tax system is now blatantly rigged against us.

Current statistical societal indicators clearly demonstrate that a strategic attack has been launched and an analysis of current governmental policies prove that conditions for 99 percent of Americans will continue to deteriorate. The Economic Elite have engineered a financial coup and have brought war to our doorstep...and make no mistake, they have launched a war to eliminate the U.S. middle class.

Feb 16 00:46

US Census is Getting Personal! (Invasion Of Privacy)

This is an expose' of the Census Bureau. This video itemizes the fundamental legal questions that the Census Bureau refuses or fails to answer about its collection and use of personal information from every American (see questions below). This program aired on Matrix News Network (syndicated national television) in January of 2010.

Feb 15 16:04

Perspectives on Zionism

Paul J. Balles views some of the latest works exposing the activities of Zionists in the Middle East where Israeli barbarism manifests itself in indiscriminate "killing for the sake of killing", to the United States where the pro-Israel lobby "has long held the US Congress in thrall, strangling what little is left of American democracy".

Feb 15 15:55

Chutzpah, thy name is Zionism

Maidhc Ó Cathail looks at how Israel and its Zionist propagandists are cynically using the memory of the Nazi Holocaust to promote aggression against Iran, just as they did to whip up opinion in favour of aggression against Iraq.

Feb 15 15:51

UPDATE: "Nearly every national secret" passes through Landrieu's Offices

Senator Mary Landreiu is senior member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, making her office and communications the most classified of any elected official in the United States outside the President. Nearly every national secret involving the security of the United States passes through those offices....

Current hearings ...subject to this espionage attack involve:

*Intelligence reform in the aftermath of the Christmas terrorist attack
*Overviews of contracting corruption in Afghanistan
*Planning for securing America’s diplomats around the world
*The Terrorist Reform and Terrorist Prevention Act (IRTPA)
*Investigating the root causes of the Ft. Hood attack
*Securing America from financial crimes
*America’s Defense from Cyber Attack
*Development plans for “post surge” Afghanistan

Current investigations...:

*Speculation in trading and how it effects national security
*How US banks help overseas corporation dodge US taxes
*Report on Tax Havens hiding billions from the IRS
*Massive abuses of government credit cards by employees
*Ending “offshore secrecy” to allow the US to recover billions in tax shortfall
*Shell Oil credit card interest abuses
*Medicaid abuse and equipment overcharges
*Billions in unpaid taxes on Medicaid income by American doctors
*Speculation in the energy markets costing American consumers billions a year
*Failures in United Nations reform, waste and corruption
*Speculation and manipulation that controls and rigs crude oil and gasoline markets
*and many many more

Feb 15 15:31

Iran’s 20% uranium for hospitals is legal; Obama lies and pimps to attack Iran just like Bush

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The Non-Proliferation Treaty, initiated by the United States, is clear:

Article IV: 1. Nothing in this Treaty shall be interpreted as affecting the inalienable right of all the Parties to the Treaty to develop research, production and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes without discrimination and in conformity with Articles I and II of this Treaty.

Feb 15 14:54

SD GOVERNOR ACCEPTS NEW POSITION APPOINTED BY OBAMA

In a previous article, I sounded the alarm regarding some of Obama's most dangerous Executive Orders signed this year. In this case, I am referring to the formal creation of a Governors Council and their role in the very possible further demise of States' Rights. Although according to Obama it has been fluffed-up and sugar-coated as nothing more that an Advisory council of 10 Governors to meet on various issues. Let us look at the geographic locations of these Governors and its relevance to the bigger picture.

Feb 15 12:18

Police unable to save girl from icy river

A girl fighting for her life after a car she was travelling in plunged into an ice-cold river was not rescued for almost two hours because health and safety rules prevented police from entering the water.

Feb 15 10:01

Icelandic Modern Media Initiative

Feb 15 09:45

Zionist Communist Organized Crime Takes The Planet

The Tea Parties are a plastic bag which prevents grass roots from touching real soil and growing a natural resistance to the measures of conquest. The Tea Parties exist to saddle you with Money Power secret agents for leaders. When you go to a Tea Party you are shown some candidates for Senator in your state. One only is a real populist. The other three or four are Money Power secret agents who are out to drain money and support from the real populist.

...Patty Murray -- the Money Power's real choice -- can win again.

... the "god-fearing patriots" of Washington State are going to bankroll her victory in a teacup.

Feb 14 18:34

Bishop Suspect In Newton Mail Bomb Attempt

The female professor accused of gunning down three colleagues at the University of Alabama on Friday, was once a suspect in the attempted mail bombing of a Harvard professor, the Boston Globe reports.

Back in 1993 Dr. Paul Rosenberg opened a package containing two pipe bombs in his Newton home. Because Rosenberg cut open the box rather than lifting its flaps, the bombs did not detonate. Nobody was ever arrested.

Sources tell the Boston Globe that Amy Bishop, a Harvard medical student at the time, was questioned in the bombing attempt. According to the Globe sources, Rosenberg may have been concerned she was about to get a bad review for her doctorate work.

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I have heard of "Militant feminism" but this is getting out of hand! :)

Feb 14 15:20

Harvard Hometown Plans Coercive Taxes, Veganism to Stop Climate 'Emergency'

Going green will not be optional in Cambridge, Mass., if the Cambridge Climate Congress has its way. It will be mandatory.

There will be congestion pricing to reduce car travel. Curbside parking will be eliminated. There will be a carbon tax "of some kind," not to mention taxes on plastic and paper bags. And the Massachusetts city, home of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will advocate vegetarianism and veganism, complete with "Meatless or Vegan Mondays."

Those are just some of the proposals put forth by the Congress, which was created in May 2009 to respond to the "climate emergency" plaguing Cambridge. Once the Congress settles on its recommendations, they will submitted to the City Council.

Feb 14 13:40

Sex, lies and videotape: an Israeli-inspired scandal to undermine Palestinians

Uri Avnery argues that a recent Palestinian sex and corruption scandal appears to have been plotted by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, executed by a Palestinian collaborator and the Israeli secret service, and marketed by Israeli TV to “prove” that Israel “has no partner for peace”.

"The happy father of the scoop was Tzvi Yehezkeli, the 'correspondent for Arab affairs' of Channel 10.

I have been following Yehezkeli’s broadcasts for years, and it is hard for me to recall a single word of his that does not show Muslims in general or Arabs in particular in a ridiculous light. His reports, and the material he chooses to show, are generally pitched somewhere between sky-high overbearing and bottomless contempt.

Feb 14 09:35

Mantiq al-Tayr Asks, Is Judge Goldstone a Traitor?

Alan Dershowitz says that South African Judge and Zionist Jew Richard Goldstone “is a traitor using his Jewishness to malign Israel… He is an evil man, one who allowed himself to be used against the Jewish people, an absolute traitor.” Apparently if you are a Jew, your loyalty is to Israel above anything else – even the truth. The South African Jewish community apparently shares Dershowitz’s assessment.

Feb 14 09:20

The battle of 9/11’s ailing first responders

Safety was the first casualty at the Ground Zero clean-up as Mayor Giuliani, who had 30 months (two and a half years) to complete the clean-up, pushed workers to work day and night to finish the project in a mere eight months. In sharp contrast, the first responders in Washington, D.C., had to wear respirators to work at the Pentagon disaster site, no excuses accepted.

Feb 14 07:28

Biofuels Algae to solve the Pentagon's jet fuel problem

The brains trust of the Pentagon says it is just months away from producing a jet fuel from algae for the same cost as its fossil-fuel equivalent.

The claim, which comes from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) that helped to develop the internet and satellite navigation systems, has taken industry insiders by surprise. A cheap, low-carbon fuel would not only help the US military, the nation's single largest consumer of energy, to wean itself off its oil addiction, but would also hold the promise of low-carbon driving and flying for all.

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If true, and this work actually does create usable fuel, this will be a development which will stop some of the 21st century's "energy wars" in their tracks.

Feb 14 07:19

America's deadly robots rewrite the rules

Consider: for the first time ever, a civilian intelligence agency is manipulating robots from halfway around the world in a program of extrajudicial executions in a country with which Washington is not at war.

Consider, too: the drone wars were initiated under the presidency of George Bush. But it is the Democrat Barack Obama who has given them flight and stumped up sufficient funding to spark serious debate on the end of the ''Top Gun'' era of the fighter-pilot.

And there is this: despite decades of American disquiet about assassinations abroad and a shrill Republican critique of him as a security wuss, the professorial Obama is the new killer on the block, authorising more drone attacks in the first year of his term in office than Bush did in his entire presidency.

Feb 14 01:43

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Feb 13 21:35

Japanese accidentally cover themselves with pepper spray in whaling war

The crew of a Japanese whaling ship accidentally 'shot themselves in the foot' when they tried to fire pepper spray at protesters - and the wind blew it back in their faces.

The two crew members are seen in dramatic video footage captured by the crew of the Sea Shepherd anti-whaling group rubbing their eyes after a cloud of pepper spray engulfed them.

Feb 13 19:27

Dennis Kucinich declares emperor has no clothes: US government assassinations of citizens unlawful

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Congressman Dennis Kucinich has used the opening of US admission of extrajudicial assassinations to request US Attorney General Eric Holder take two commendable and necessary steps:

1.Declare the acts as obviously unconstitutional (in text to explain their legal status).
2.Request disclosure of all information of Blackwater/Xe and any other company’s involvement in extrajudicial assassinations.

Mr. Kucinich summarizes the tyrannical and Orwellian assassination program:

The government becomes policeman, prosecutor, judge, jury, and executioner all in one. The suspension of basic constitutional protections for U.S. citizens puts in jeopardy our Constitution and rule of law.

Feb 13 17:51

TSA in Philly Must Stand for Truly Stupid A******s

Original post by Dave Lindorff, at
The Public Record

So there you have it. Cut your hair in Philadelphia and to the alert agents of the TSA and the equally alert Philadelphia Police you are a potentially radicalized terrorist. (Geez, and I already went through that garbage back in the ‘60s, when my long hair used to routinely get me harassed by police. So I guess it’s “long hair and beard = Commie” and “short hair and beard = Jihadi”). Carry language flash cards, or perhaps a book with an incindiary title, and you’re a potential terrorist. Get the wrong TSA agent, and you may even end up having some terribly incriminating substance planted in your bag. And try to prove misbehavior or worse by the TSA and they’ll casually destroy the evidence....

Feb 13 17:23

Air passengers who refuse a full body scan to be barred from their flights

Original post in the Daily Mail Reporter,/small>

The exemption of under 18s from being scanned, which was in place during the trial of the machines in Manchester, has also been removed.... The officer operating the machine never sees the image, and the employee viewing the scan must be in another room. The scan cannot be saved, printed or transmitted. Passengers can also demand that only officers of their sex see their image. While only a small minority of travellers are expected to be asked to undergo the scans, those who decline will not be allowed to board their flight.

'What kind of a free society does the Government think it is "protecting", when it invades our privacy like this?

'When we are forced to expose ourselves at the airport in order to go on holiday, the terrorists have won.'

Feb 13 13:43

How To Invest For A Global Debt Bomb Explosion

Or:Get Ready For The Apocalypse!

Feb 13 09:39

Obama, the war president

President Barack Obama does have a foreign policy. It's called war.

Feb 13 09:32

2008 habeas ruling may pose snag as U.S. weighs indefinite Guantanamo detentions

The case against Saeed Mohammed Saleh Hatim seemed ironclad.

But a federal judge reviewed the case and found the government's evidence too weak to justify Hatim's confinement. The judge ordered the detainee's release, ruling that he could not rely on Hatim's statements because they had been coerced. He also found that the government's informer was "profoundly unreliable."

The rulings in the Hatim case and the 31 others may be a harbinger of trouble for the Obama administration, which is considering plans to indefinitely detain dozens of Guantanamo Bay prisoners without civilian or military trials. Although the detainees will never face a jury, they are entitled to their day in court under the Supreme Court ruling.

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Why is this administration pushing so hard for indefinite detention without civilian or military trials for some of these men?

Because waterboarding wasn't the worst thing that happened to many of them.

And the American public just might be shaken out of its collective stupor on the issue of "enhanced interrogation" as to just how far, in terms of physical and emotional torture, US interrogators went to get these people to confess to a pre-determined outcome.

And of course, this government certainly wouldn't want that to happen.

Feb 13 08:41

Both parties face voters’ hostility, poll finds

Both Democrats and Republicans up for reelection in the fall face a toxic environment, according to a New York Times/CBS poll.

Three-quarters of the public disapprove of Congress, matching the highest level since the poll began asking the question in 1977. Four out of five voters thought Congress was more interested in serving special interests than the interests of voters.

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Voters realize that what they have in congress is the new "taxation without representation", where legislation is perpetually crafted to benefit the huge corporations which donate, overtly and covertly, to keep these people in office, with no benefit whatsoever to We the People.

It will be a very interesting political scenario in November.

Feb 13 07:43

Northern Irish police miss dead body on sofa in two searches

Did you hear the one about the two Northern Irish police officers who failed to notice a dead body?

Not once, but twice!

The bumbling PSNI officers were sent to the home of a Derry man who had been reported missing by a neighbor.

Feb 13 07:42

Iceland to become journalism haven?

Feb 13 07:24

US State Dept: Covert US intelligence agency put “Christmas/Underwear bomber” on plane

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US Department of State Undersecretary Patrick Kennedy testified before the House Homeland Security Committee that an unnamed US intelligence agency deliberately put the Christmas/Underwear bomber on his plane, despite now confirmed knowledge that US intelligence also knew that a person with his name was planning an act of terror on that very day.

Webster Tarpley provides the concise and explosive summary in the following 4-minute television interview.

Feb 12 17:47

3 killed in Alabama university shooting - Dr. Amy Bishop, a Harvard-University trained neuroscientist, was taken into custody, and her husband has been detained.

Live TV Stream from Huntsville plus the latest article, scroll down.

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- A biology professor is in custody in connection with three fatal shootings on the University of Alabama in Huntsville campus Friday afternoon, according to a UAH official.

Dr. Amy Bishop, a Harvard-University trained neuroscientist, was taken into custody, and her husband has been detained. They have not been charged with a crime.

Feb 12 17:18

Abraham Lincoln: pre-emptive wars (Iraq, Iran) are lies, “war at pleasure,” impoverish the US

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In our third consideration of Abraham Lincoln’s wisdom applied to current US wars (first and second):

A letter to his law partner:

Feb 12 17:07

Israel’s war on protest: army used to deport activists against Apartheid Wall

Jonathan Cook reports on an ongoing Israeli offensive intended to undermine a joint non-violent struggle by international activists and Palestinian villagers challenging Israel’s theft of Palestinian land under cover of building the Apartheid Wall.

“Israel knows that the non-violence struggle is spreading and that it’s a powerful weapon against the occupation... Israel has no answer to it, which is why the security forces are panicking and have started making lots of arrests.”

Feb 12 16:55

What locals in USA know – and what the big guys could learn (but won't)

Daniel Patrick Welch, extolling the virtue of common sense and local wisdom, explains that everyone knows that the so-called housing rebound is a joke – but no one is listening.

”We are always supposed to listen: to our elders, to experts in suits, to officials in power, to the pundits in the media. It is not for nothing that whenever hearings are scheduled on the latest giveaway to corporation X, the imposing table at the front of the room is always crowded with consultants, vice-presidents of one stripe or another, and the guy with the gavel (the sergeant-at-arms stands by the door, ready to throw out the rowdies).”

Feb 12 14:56

Abraham Lincoln stated obvious war lies to Congress; where's today’s leadership?

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Most people do not know that Abraham Lincoln is a hero for his acts as a freshman member of the House of Representatives in the Congress of 1847-1849. Lincoln demanded that the President of the US provide specific evidence justifying the US invading a foreign country, stating the obvious on the floor of Congress that the President’s claims of a defensive war were lies to propagandize an offensive war for territorial control against a weaker nation.

He did so despite the lack of support from most of his own political party. He demanded the facts despite his being painted by political opponents and the press as “unpatriotic.” The propaganda defeated Lincoln at his next election; his name slurred as “spotty Lincoln.”

Feb 12 10:55

Abraham Lincoln: Defend the US Constitution from unlawful tyrants within our government

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Presidents Day weekend includes honoring the birthday of Abraham Lincoln for most Americans. He is considered among the top writers in our world’s history for eloquent and powerful precision. He is revered by Republicans as the father of their political Party. His commitment to the nation “of the people, by the people, for the people” is revered by all.

Feb 12 09:31

Passenger train derails in Washington, D.C.

A passenger train derailed near a train station in Washington, D.C. on Friday, officials said.
The six-car Red Line train derailed around 10.30 a.m. local time near Farragut North station, according to a Metro spokeswoman. She said the front wheels of the lead car came off the track.

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When I first heard this story this morning I used a web search engine to try to find more details, and noticed that train derailments have become quite common in the US right now because of the neglect to the rails and the trains themselves.

Another sign that the nation is dying from all the war taxes.

Feb 12 09:13

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. PRESIDENT

201 years after his birth, he is still a man I admire, a man whose visions of justice would be welcome in America today.

Happy Birthday Mr. President!

Feb 12 09:01

The Useless Logic of Round Numbers: A Massacre is a Massacre, a War of choice is a Crime

So before we giddily gather to discuss Obama’s legacy the next time another round number is celebrated on our television screens, let’s remember that for an Iraqi father, frantically searching for his son’s remains in a Baghdad street, numbers matter little, whether even, odd, round or in any combination.

Feb 12 08:54

Obama’s Murder Inc.

We have a "gangsta" presidency and a Congress that isn’t any better. Only Congressman Dennis Kucinich was willing to go on the record in opposition to these crimes. "Even the most superficial reading of Article XIV makes it clear that extrajudicial killings of U.S. citizens by the U.S. government or its agents are by definition outside the law." Kucinich’s colleagues, most of whom are lawyers, apparently are unable to perform even a superficial reading of the document they are sworn to uphold.

Extra judicial killings are to be expected in banana republics and communist dictatorships and Islamic theocracies or, well, by Israel. They aren’t supposed to be committed in violation of the Bill of Rights.

Feb 12 08:24

Angry Man Runs Naked Through Phoenix Airport

"I'm going to strip down to my underwear and I'm going to embarrass you."

Feb 12 08:11

Girl Attacked as Security Guards Watch

Your tax dollars (not) at work!

Feb 12 07:47

Right to Free Speech Collides With Fight Against Terror

Ralph D. Fertig, a 79-year-old civil rights lawyer, says he would like to help a militant Kurdish group in Turkey find peaceful ways to achieve its goals. But he fears prosecution under a law banning even benign assistance to groups said to engage in terrorism.

Ralph D. Fertig, a civil rights lawyer, is challenging a law that bans even benign assistance to groups said to engage in terrorism.

Feb 12 07:43

Indicting the Supreme Court

Look at it this way. (1) The people are sovereign; they have the final say. (2) The legislators are their spokesmen. (3) The sovereign people have said on numerous occasions through their spokesmen that corporate financing of electioneering must be limited. Yet (4) the Court rejects such limitations which nullifies the people's sovereignty. Instead of the people having the final say, the final say is the Court's.

Feb 11 19:49

73-year-old Man Robbed 3 Tampa Area Banks To Pay Mortgage

James Bruce is not your typical accused bank robber...

Feb 11 15:27

Transcript: Cynthia McKinney's Speech In Germany - Needless to say, this speech wasn't carried by any US media

Needless to say, this speech wasn't carried by any US media. Had an ex-Congressperson given a spech in Germany, any ex-Congressperson, supporting the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and soon Iran, it would have been broadcast on every station and written about in every publication and on every mainstream web site on the internet.

It's appalling, horrendous and criminal, our support of war.

Feb 11 14:50

Leak exposes NHS bureaucrats want to close a third of London's accident&emergency departments

"It is a scandal that the future of up to a third of London's A&E departments is being carved up in secret meetings despite the fact that these are life or death services paid for by Londoners out of their taxes.

"Londoners need to wake up and realise just what is going on and just what is at stake if we don't call the faceless, well-paid NHS London bureaucrats to account."

Feb 11 14:45

Fortune Teller Killed Over Failed Love Spell, prosecutor says

A fortune-teller and her daughter were brutally murdered by a client because a love spell didn't work, a prosecutor told jurors today.

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Believing in spells?

Insanity defense, gift-wrapped!

Feb 11 14:44

Torrance Man Gets 25 to Life for Throwing Bride off Cliff

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You were supposed to toss the FLOWERS!!!!!!

Feb 11 13:22

Canadian NATO spy station up for sale

Feb 11 11:56

China Orders Retreat From Risky Dollar Assets

China has ordered managers of its vast currency reserves to withdraw from risky dollar assets and retreat to core debt guaranteed by the US government, a clear sign that Beijing is battening down the hatches for fresh trouble on global markets.

Feb 11 10:58

Airport Body Scanners Violate the Teachings of Islam, Says Muslim Group

A group of Muslim scholars says it supports airline safety, but it is "deeply concerned" about the use of airport scanners that show nude images of the human body.

Feb 11 09:40

Carly Fiorina unleashes 'demon sheep'; US Senate bid becoming 'increasingly bizarre'

Campbell's camp describes Fiorina's campaign as being in "full Mutton Meltdown mode, with an increasingly bizarre fixation on farm animals".

Feb 11 08:46

Poll finds most Americans are unhappy with government

Two-thirds of Americans are "dissatisfied" or downright "angry" about the way the federal government is working, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. On average, the public estimates that 53 cents of every tax dollar they send to Washington is "wasted."

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Only two-thirds?!?

Given the current economic and political realities with which Americans are coping, somehow, I would have thought that number would have been much higher!!

Feb 10 17:08

UK’s Jewish Chronicle editor says extra-judicial murder is kosher

Doubts have begun to resurface regarding the attitude of the Jewish Chronicle, Britain’s top Zionist newspaper and Israeli mouthpiece, towards justice and the rule of law after its editor, Stephen Pollard, publicly condoned extra-judicial murder.

Feb 10 14:58

“Anti-Semitic” – the label that stops criticism

Paul J. Balles views the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act, passed by the US Congress in 2004, which defines any criticism of Israel or the Israel lobby in the US as “anti-Semitism” and is in fact an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Feb 10 14:57

Poll shows surprising strength by Debra Medina in GOP race for Texas governor.

Is Debra Medina the next Scott Brown?

Nobody -- well, hardly anybody outside perhaps the Medina household -- expects the small business owner and anti-Washington crusader to be the next governor of Texas. Heck, until recently she wasn’t even much of a factor in the shoot-'em-up between the two leviathans of Lone Star politics, Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Feb 10 11:44

Felicity Arbuthnot: Haiti; 'Support of U.S. National Interests'

"I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers.
"In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. 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.

Feb 10 11:36

Pitchfork-brandishing Norwegians in scuba gear chase down Google Street View car

If it's Google Street View infamy you seek, why waste your time with a half-hearted wave to that passing Google car when you could make a real, uh, splash, with some scuba gear and pitchforks?

Two people in Bergen, Norway, are enjoying their five minutes of Internet fame this morning after Street View shots emerged of them ambushing a Google Street View car and chasing after it in full diving gear.

Feb 10 11:10

Unlawful war on Iran is treason; it levies war against the US, our military, and our Constitution

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Causing unlawful war upon the US is an attack upon our nation, consistent with US Constitution Article III Section 3:

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.

Causing war against the US is so egregious, it’s the only crime the Founders defined in the Constitution. An unlawful war is the supreme act of betrayal against our military, and a violent overthrow of the US government as we know it by our Constitution. It replaces American limited government under law with unchecked fascism.

Feb 10 10:30

Guns, National ID Cards, and Weed

Guns, national ID cards, and weed might be just the early stages of a quickly growing movement to nullify other federal laws seen as outside the scope of their constitutionally-delegated powers. In states around the country this year, bills have been proposed to defy or nullify federal laws on health care, use of national guard troops overseas, legal tender laws, cap and trade, and even the process of collecting federal income taxes.

Feb 10 10:07

When screening makes you scream

Already frustrated by post-Christmas airport security, Andrea Pilati thought she had seen it all. And then airport security personnel told her to stick her hands down her pants.

The consultant had passed the first wave of security for a January flight from Toronto to New York. “As I approached the second security, I was asked to put my hands in my pockets. Wearing a women's suit, I did not have pants pockets. The guard then told me to put my hands down my pants. I was flabbergasted. ...They wanted to swab my hands for explosives,” she recalls.

Feb 10 09:05

Lebanon, Syria, Iran and Israel, a smoking gun?

Dr. Hilal Khashan, a Palestinian-American scholar chairing of Department of Political Studies and Public Administration at the American University of Beirut, said that "the war is looming."

Feb 10 07:18

They think we're stupid

They think we're stupid. President Obama, the GOP and the Democratic Party. All of 'em think we are d-u-m-m.

Feb 10 07:15

Tritium hot zone expands

The Department of Health said late Monday there appears to be "a very large area" at the Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor contaminated with radioactive tritium, and contamination levels continue to rise.

Feb 10 03:52

Orlando Police Officer Arrested for Allegedly Squeezing Breast Milk from Woman

"Discovery documents are released in the case against an Orlando police officer detailing what a mother says the officer did to her outside a nightclub."

Feb 09 19:38

International Visitors Spending $1.8 Billion Less a Month in 2009

"November 2009 marks the thirteenth consecutive month in which U.S. travel and tourism-related exports were lower when compared to the same period of the previous year."

Thanks TSA!

Feb 09 10:19

Dubai tower shut after visitors stuck in elevator

Visitors on the observation deck of the world's tallest tower heard what sounded like a small explosion, then saw dust that looked like smoke seeping through a crack in an elevator door 124 floors above the ground. The 15 people inside were trapped for 45 frightening minutes until rescuers managed to pry open the doors.

Feb 09 09:14

The Global Warming Guerrillas

Matt Ridley salutes the bloggers who changed the climate debate. While most of Fleet Street kowtowed to the green lobby, online amateurs uncovered the spin and deception that finally cracked the consensus

Feb 08 16:33

Western Civilization gets Super Bowl victory!

Did you catch the Super Bowl? If you did, that makes one of us. Your viewership helped make Super Bowl XLIV the most watched TV show of all time. Estimates are that more than 106 million people watched this coveted professional football game. Yay ball fans!

Feb 08 13:37

Martin Luther King's plan for peace compared with Bush, Obama hypocrisy for endless wars

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The only trial on the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King found the US government guilty of his murder. Corporate media did not headline this news, and history textbooks excise this essential understanding of Dr. King’s life; providing an excellent case study of what the US Senate Church Committee disclosed as an active US propaganda program to disinform the American public. For comparison, please consider the corporate media coverage to inform in every detail of O.J. Simpson’s trials.

Feb 08 13:29

China seizes more tainted milk powder

Chinese authorities are shutting dairy companies down following the discovery of new batches of poisoned milk powder.

In 2008, six children died and hundreds of thousands received medical treatment after Chinese producers added the toxic chemical Melamine to milk powder.

It was done to artificially boost protein levels but caused enormous damage to the Chinese dairy industry.

Now inspectors in China have found new batches of Melamine-contaminated milk powder.

Feb 08 11:04

http://tshtf.blogspot.com/2010/01/lost-in-illusion.html

Remember who won the Supper Bowl in 1998? No fair to Google it. Does it matter now? So really, does it matter? Did the world stop turning because YOUR team won/lost/tied? The term sports fan is short for fanatic which refers to a frenzied state, in the same category as lunatic, aka insane. Holding this thought, lets journey into the realm of the acceptable insane. Lost in an illusion.

http://tshtf.blogspot.com/2010/01/lost-in-illusion.html

Feb 08 10:44

Former Philly cop indicted for murder

A former Philadelphia cop faces charges for shooting and killing Bill Panas in their neighborhood.

Feb 08 10:36

Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Think Things Through

Since the constitutional confederacy we supposedly inherited is not supposed to be burdened with a standing army, why are we even discussing the question of whether homosexuals should be permitted to serve in the same?

The kernel of Chodorov's insight, it seems to me, is this: Conservatives tend to bemoan what is being done to various federal agencies when they should focus instead on whether they should exist in the first place. It's for this reason that conservatives are scandalized over what the Gay Lobby wants to do to the military, when the real outrage is what is being done with it -- or whether that immense, costly, and destructive federal bureaucracy should exist, at least in its current form.

Feb 08 10:09

'Niagara' of mud hits homes

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Looks like more infrastructure was being neglected.

Feb 08 09:56

incandescent bulbs will no longer be sold

This is another example of "Environment" being used to force us to buy products that we might not want. The CFCs do not last anywhere near as long as the package claims. The ones I bought from Home Depot started failing after just 1 month. Contrary to the package claims, they do NOT put out the same amount of light as the regular bulb of thus and such wattage; I checked with light meter.

Finally, CFCs are TOXIC! If they break, you get mercury vapor in your homes. And unless you dispose of them at special collection sites, the mercury goes into the water table at whatever landfill the bulbs and sent to, along with the toxic materials on the circuit board and the tiny radioisotope that initiates the lamp when switched on.

Feb 08 09:00

When Will We Take Care Of Our Own?

Last year the most horrifying photo captured was of a Detroit homeless man frozen in the ice. Over the summer I happened to be visiting Detroit and we drove by that building.

Feb 08 08:53

Observation deck of world's tallest tower closes abruptly

The observation deck of the world's tallest tower in Dubai has unexpectedly shut down, a little more than a month after it opened to international fanfare.

Feb 08 06:54

Connecticut power station explosion: dozens could still be missing

A local fire official said on Monday it was unclear whether everyone was accounted for after the explosion on Sunday that killed at least five people at the Kleen Energy Systems plant in Middletown.

On Sunday night the Middletown Deputy Fire Marshal, Al Santostefano, had said officials believed no one else was missing amid the rubble.

But on Monday morning he said rescue crews had still not been able to search a section of the plant that remains unstable, and it was impossible to know if there were victims in that area.

Feb 07 19:54

Gaming Junkie Kills Mother For Not Paying Internet Bills

Lonut Silviu Savin, a Romanian Counter-Strike gamer, was devastated when his mother attempted to stop his addiction to the game by simply not paying the internet bill. The adoptive mother paid alright; with her life. After Lonut was unsuccessful logging onto the internet to play Counter-Strike, he stabbed his adoptive mother 17 times, which ultimately, lead to her death.
Even more concerning is that the 17 year old continued on with his day, traveling to a local internet cafe to play Counter-Strike, leaving his adoptive mother to die in their home. Lonut was said to have played for 4 hours, and then turning himself to local authorities.

Feb 07 18:51

No joke: South Carolina now requires ’subversives’ to register

The South Carolina blog FitsNews describes the new law as "bureaucracy for terrorists."

"In the long and storied history of utterly retarded legislation in South Carolina, we may have finally found the legal statute that takes the cake for sheer stupidity, which we think you’ll agree is saying something," the unsigned blog posting scathingly commented.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obviously a labor of love by the the State of South Carolina's office of "You Can't Possibly Make this Stuff up!!!"

Feb 07 18:16

US plans "terrorist" attack to kill Americans, blame Iran, and begin another "false flag" US war

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

In November I documented current and historical evidence that the US “leadership” was considering “false flag” attack plans to kill Americans, plant evidence to blame Iran, and then launch a “defensive” attack upon Iran.

Feb 07 17:01

Connecticut power plant gas explosion kills five people

A huge explosion has rocked a power plant in the US state of Connecticut, killing at least five people and injuring 12, the local mayor has said.

Middletown Mayor Sebastian Giuliano said it was caused by a gas explosion.

People living up to 50km (30 miles) away reported that their homes were shaken by the blast at the Kleen Energy plant, being built outside Middletown.

There are reports of people trapped under the remains of a plant building, and a rescue operation is under way.

Feb 07 17:00

Sarah Palin condemns Obama at first Tea Party convention

Former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has spoken at the first US Tea Party convention, urging a return to conservative principles.

Speaking in Nashville, Mrs Palin called President Obama's 2011 budget "immoral" and said it would raise the US debt.

The year-old Tea Party movement includes many people who oppose Barack Obama's plans for healthcare reform and the president's stimulus package.

Mrs Palin said future generations would pay the cost if spending was not cut.

Feb 07 13:36

Beginning Of The End: Sarah Palin Hijacks The Tea Party Movement

The tea party movement is dead. The one I was familiar with anyway. Judson Phillips held it down and Sarah Palin drove a stake right through its heart live last night on C-Span in front of an unsuspecting audience.

Feb 07 11:50

U.S. soldier 'waterboarded his own daughter, 4, because she couldn't recite alphabet'

A U.S. soldier has been accused of 'waterboarding' his four-year-old daughter because she couldn't recite the alphabet.

Joshua Tabor admitted to police that he used the CIA torture technique because he was so angry.

As his daughter 'squirmed' to get away, Tabor said he submerged her face - upwards - three or four times until the water was lapping around her forehead and jawline.

Tabor, 27, admitted to investigators that his daughter was terrified of water and he had deliberately chosen the punishment.

Feb 07 11:11

The Defense Industry Is Pleased with Obama

Who says the president is failing to show leadership? In one area at least, there's no sign of flag or falter. If anything, the administration's only becoming more forthright. Sad to say, that area is military build-up.

The quote of the day comes from the CEO of a military contractor-funded policy group called the Lexington Institute. Loren Thompson tells Tuesday's New York Times, "The defense industry is pleased but bemused... It's been telling itself for years that when the Democrats got control it would be bad news for weapons programs. But the spending keeps going on."

Take that you Nobel committee!

Feb 07 10:12

Firefighters from multiple towns are being called in to fight fire after an explosion at Kleen Energy plant in Middletown, CT.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Details just emerging, but injuries and fatalities reported. Plant was undergoing upgrades.

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Feb 07 10:00

US military vows to stay course in Haiti

The battle-stretched US military Saturday vowed to keep up US assistance in Haiti as long as needed on Saturday as it pointed to a likely 45 to 50 day armed mission.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't bet on that; the battle for the exploitation of oil and mineral rights in Haiti (which will, of course, still leave the Haitian people impoverished beyond belief) has just begun.

Feb 07 09:57

Tea Party opening speaker suggests law that kept blacks be kept from voting be reinstated

The opening night speaker at the Tea Party convention suggested a return to a "literacy test" to protect America from presidents like Obama -- a segregation-era method employed by southern US states to keep blacks from voting.

n his speech Thursday to attendees, former Republican congressman Tom Tancredo invoked the loaded pre-civil rights era buzzword, saying that President Barack Obama was elected because "we do not have a civics, literacy test before people can vote in this country."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable.

IN making that statement, Tancredo did a magnificent job of delegitimizing the entire movement by raising the old American spectre of racism.

Feb 07 09:46

Wadi Fuqeen Palestinians battle Israeli wall - al-Jazeera video report

Palestinians and Israeli dissenters are getting together to fight Israel's plan to build another section of the separation wall in the occupied West Bank.

According to environmentalists, the wall will stop the flow of water to the natural springs and thus threatens to dry out much of the Palestinian land.

They also see the wall - illegal under international law - as a part of long-term Israeli policy to grab more and more Palestinian land in the West Bank.

But the Israeli government says the separation wall is for security reasons, in order to stop Palestinians carrying out attacks in Israel.

Watch the report from al-Jazeera TV:

Feb 07 09:03

Costa Rica votes, could elect 1st woman president

San Jose: Costa Ricans could elect their first female president on Sunday as Central America's most politically and economically stable country chooses between a career politician from the ruling party and an anti-taxation Libertarian.

Pre-election polls gave a nearly 20-point lead to Laura Chinchilla, who served as vice president under current President Oscar Arias, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and free market enthusiast.

Feb 07 08:52

Classroom confrontation on Portland State campus leaves professor in limbo, students concerned

It also has prompted the student, openly accused by the professor of being an FBI informant and a killer, to hire a prominent local civil rights attorney, and led the university to launch an investigation into the educator. The school has taken the unusual step of stripping the tenured professor of his teaching responsibilities while it conducts its inquiry.

Some questions remain unanswered: Why would a tenured professor choose to openly confront a student he viewed as dangerous; and what does the situation mean for the student, who has not been charged with a crime, yet is said to have offered to teach others how to make Molotov cocktails and buy assault rifles.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yep, sure sounds like an FBI college informant to me!

Feb 07 08:37

Last Rites For The U.S.A.

Cindy Sheehan piece.

Feb 06 10:55

Washington DC prepares to shut down for massive snowfall dubbed "snowpocalypse"

Transport networks were preparing to shut down and residents were warned they could be forced to spend up to five days indoors. The forecast was for 2.5 feet (0.76 metres) of snow to fall, and for blizzard conditions.

Heavy snowfall has already been blamed for hundreds of accidents and the deaths of a father and son who were trying to help a crashed motorist in Virginia.
A huge area of the eastern seaboard was affected. Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia each declared "snow emergencies", allowing them to call in assistance from the National Guard.

Feb 06 08:51

Scientist's disappearance a mystery to colleagues

A scientist who disappeared from Deep River, Ont., in mid-January showed no changes in his behaviour in the days before he vanished, say those who worked with him.

Feb 06 04:51

Save the People of Iceland - the Official Petition


Please help Iceland to fight the international crime syndicates by signing this petition.

Feb 05 15:30

No joke: South Carolina now requires ’subversives’ to register

Terrorists who want to overthrow the United States government must now register with South Carolina's Secretary of State and declare their intentions -- or face a $25,000 fine and up to 10 years in prison.

Feb 05 15:12

Determined Philosphical Response to the Idea of World War

world war 3 - a response

this is a response to World War reposted here: just a few thoughts from someone whose experiences of nuclear annihilation are real enough, even if nightmares.

Feb 05 14:03

Porn star Veronica Daniels: I don't want my face on Tiger Woods balls

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I ... will ... not ... say ... it ... I ... will ... not ... say ... it ... I ... will ... not ... say ... it ... it's ... a ... cheap ... shot ...

Feb 05 11:54

Google Hack Attack Was Ultra Sophisticated, New Details Show

Hackers seeking source code from Google, Adobe and dozens of other high-profile companies used unprecedented tactics that combined encryption, stealth programming and an unknown hole in Internet Explorer, according to new details released by researchers at anti-virus firm McAfee.

“We have never ever, outside of the defense industry, seen commercial industrial companies come under that level of sophisticated attack,” says Dmitri Alperovitch, vice president of threat research for McAfee. “It’s totally changing the threat model.”

Feb 05 11:10

FLASHBACK: Stolen US Cars End Up Bombs In Iraq, FBI Says

Linked because of Charlie Sheen's car...

Feb 05 10:15

Car owned by actor Charlie Sheen plunges over cliff on Mulholland Drive [Updated]

A car that plunged down the side of Mulholland Drive on Friday morning is owned by actor Charlie Sheen, who reported the vehicle stolen, authorities said.

Feb 05 09:54

McCain's Fascist, Globalist Attacks Supplements

Senator McCain Files New Bill That Attacks Your Access to Supplements
and Repeals Key Sections of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act
2-4-10

TAKE ACTION AND TELL YOUR SENATOR NOT TO CO-SPONSOR THIS BILL

Senator McCain's bill is called The Dietary Supplement Safety Act (DSSA). It would repeal key sections of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA). DSHEA protects supplements if 1) they are food products that have been in the food supply and not chemically altered or 2) if they were sold as supplements prior to 1994, the year that DSHEA was passed. If a supplement fits one of these two descriptions, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cannot arbitrarily ban it or reclassify it as a drug.

Feb 05 09:20

IPCC: International Pack of Climate Crooks

Simply stated, we've been swindled. We've been set up as marks by a gang of opportunistic hucksters who have exploited the naïvely altruistic intentions of the environmental movement in an effort to control international energy consumption while redistributing global wealth and (in many cases) greedily lining their own pockets in the process.

Feb 05 08:40

The Vultures Circle Haiti at Every Opportunity, Natural or Man-made

The morning after the earthquake, when the Red Cross released its first estimates of as many as 50,000 dead, the Globe and Mail ran an editorial advising the international community to "rethink its efforts in Haiti." In particular, the editors of Canada's leading newspaper agreed "a larger focus" on garment manufacturing in Haiti "could help the economy grow." In this, the editors concluded, "Wealthy neighbours like the U.S. and Canada have a special responsibility" and "Canada can play a leading role."[iii]

Feb 05 05:34

Then Again, Yellowstone Swarms Possibly Not Harbingers of Doom

Original post at Scienceblogs.com, by Erik Klemetti.

If we take a look at historical seismicty around Yellowstone (see below), we can see that quite a bit it is near the ring fracture of the caldera. This means that thesuggested structural source of the current seismicity makes sense - as I've mentioned, the earthquakes in these locations in historic times have not lead to eruptions.

Magma rising would need corroborating evidence... [such as (list factors)]. ...While the current earthquake swarm does appear to be getting shallower, you can see how it is part of life at an active caldera system.

The factors mentioned are monitored by the USGS YVO website.

Feb 05 02:46

Haiti PM: Child abduction issue 'distracts' from relief

The Haitian prime minister has warned that the case of 10 US missionaries charged with child abduction is a "distraction" from earthquake recovery.

Jean-Max Bellerive said more than 200,000 people had died in the quake and one million still needed help.

Feb 04 23:39

Mentally challenged, bi-racial and gay male cheerleader claims discrimination

"I think the combination of a bi-racial, mentally challenged gay male may be too much for them," Suzanne said.

Feb 04 21:47

Toyota- Very, Very Interesting

"Nonetheless, Toyota faces a perfect storm from SUA. But is government "greed" a factor here? As a co-owner of Toyota rivals GM and Chrysler, is the Obama administration and its jihad against Toyota "consumer protection" or revenge against a successful, non-union, red state based rival? Given what Rahm Emanuel said about crisis as an opportunity to "advance the agenda," this question deserves closer attention".

Also, blackmail against Japan for opposing military bases, for refusing to cooperate in certain financial games? Protecting union manufacturing?

Feb 04 21:38

TSA: Fake marshal breached airport security

The airport was not aware the credentials were fake until notified by Hemet police three days later, Trevino said.

"He did go through security with a fake law enforcement credential, as well as a gun belt and wearing a jacket identified as a U.S. marshal," Trevino said. "He appeared legitimate, walked the woman to the gate and left the airport."

Feb 04 20:06

St. Pete Policeman Fired, Two Others Disciplined For Taking Gratuities From Obama Express

St. Petersburg Police Chief Chuck Harmon wrote in a recent memo that officers Bayluss J. Earle, Bobby L. Johnson Jr. and Latoya R. Mathis — received groceries and other goods from the Obama Express...

Feb 04 17:34

Thousands of Australians up for 'nude' airport scanners

Despite privacy concerns, figures show tens of thousands of curious Australians volunteered for controversial 'nude' security scanners during trials at the nation's airports.

Feb 04 17:06

GA Senate Passes Bill Opposing Involuntary Microchips

A bill that prohibits microchips from being involuntarily implanted in humans overwhelmingly passed the State Senate today.

Feb 04 15:54

Health club warns aliens will eat 'fatties' first

One of Britain's biggest health clubs has been criticized for putting up a sign warning "fatties" they would be eaten first by aliens.

Feb 04 14:36

Israel stole 2 billion dollars from Palestinian workers: 40-year deception exposed

Over the past four decades Israel has defrauded Palestinians working inside Israel of more than two billion US dollars by deducting from their salaries contributions for welfare benefits to which they were never entitled, Israeli economists have revealed.

Feb 04 14:09

The government has your baby's DNA

Many parents don't realize their baby's DNA is being stored in a government lab, but sometimes when they find out, as the Browns did, they take action. Parents in Texas, and Minnesota have filed lawsuits, and these parents' concerns are sparking a new debate about whether it's appropriate for a baby's genetic blueprint to be in the government's possession.

Feb 04 14:00

Poll.. Should we be able to spam other peoples posts, with products to sell and videos?

Imagine what this site would be like if everybody spammed everybody else's posts... Every post that somebody made would have fifty spam comments, and twelve videos hyping their own website and product lines.

The site would die overnight, if this practice is institutionalized.

Mike.. Could you put up a poll, about spamming other peoples posts with videos, and products?

Let's find out what the readership thinks about this.. please?

If it is O.K. to plant videos and products on other people's posts, then every post/comment will have my video of me singing "The Dog Shit Blues"..(paste that into google) I have been trying to sell that damn song since 1968 : )

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