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CURRENT EVENTS

Dec 07 13:00

Crude jumps above $90 on cold snap, dollar

Reuters

NEW YORK - U.S. crude oil futures prices rose sharply on Tuesday, pushing above $90 a barrel for the first time in 26 months as cold weather boosting fuel demand and the dollar's weakness kept oil lifted . . .

Dec 07 12:49

Chris Whalen: "We Understand Bank Of America's Problem - They Are COMPLETELY INSOLVENT"

OUTSTANDING NEW VIDEO - Chris Whalen - Best Banking Analyst in the U.S.

Chris just sent this clip over by email. There is so much in here. I've taken the time to transcribe the MONSTER quotes for those who can't watch video.

STOP - SERIOUSLY - WATCH THIS ONE

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Dec 07 12:10

Wicked WikiLeaks

That Afghanistan is corrupt is not news. Just how corrupt is news.

According to a report by Scott Shane, Mark Mazzetti and Dexter Filkins of the New York Times, WikiLeaks exposes how, "From hundreds of diplomatic cables, Afghanistan emerges as a looking-glass land where bribery, extortion and embezzlement are the norm and the honest man is a distinct outlier."

The New York Times report reveals how "…the collection of confidential diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks and made available to a number of publications, offers a fresh sense of its pervasive nature, its overwhelming scale and the dispiriting challenge it poses to American officials who have made shoring up support for the Afghan government a cornerstone of America’s counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan."

Dec 07 12:02

WikiLeaks: What, really, is the problem?

Some commentators, bloggers and other writers, were quick to jump to the conclusion that the avalanche of documents being released by WikiLeaks is part and parcel of an Israeli/Mossad deception strategy. One implication being that WikiLeaks’ founder, Julian Assange is, knowingly or not, manipulated by Zionism.

Dec 07 11:44

Vlad the Impaler at the Armageddon Film Festival with a Match.

Now it so happens, I believe I am correctly assuming this, that Russia, China, Europe, South America and anywhere that isn’t the United States, Canada, Israel, the UK and Australia (which are all privately owned by a multi-national corporation of sewer aliens) are presently meeting behind closed doors in unknown locations and plotting how to bring down the psychopaths, who also wanted to pleasure them, as they already had pleasured the formerly human livestock they own, by shooting them full of pain enhancing amphetamine compounds, prior to sodomizing them like a female praying mantis with a 50,000 volt strapon, before finishing the act, according to the normal ritual of that insect species. If you don‘t know what I’m talking about, you should be over in Section B.

Dec 07 11:38

Washington Passes Secret Energy Tax

ALERT: It looks like the climate bill debate has already been decided by Washington and voters didn’t even have a chance to say “NO!” A staggering $65 billion dollars has been transferred from the private sector to fund the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). RGGI is government created entity that is choking companies in the northeast with huge tax increases in the name of the environment. Our tax dollars are funding this secret climate initiative. Soon RGGI will expand to every state and stick you with astronomical energy prices.

Dec 07 11:37

Western Civilization Has Shed Its Values

Western Civilization no longer upholds the values it proclaims, so what is the basis for its claim to virtue?

Dec 07 11:20

32 Seconds Of Nassim Taleb Kicking Bob Rubin's Ass

This one speaks for itself.

How can you not love the Black Swan.

Very enjoyable clip.

YOU CAN TELL HE HATES RUBIN PERSONALLY - RUNS ONLY 2 MINUTES

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Dec 07 11:06

TARP Was An Elaborate Hank Paulson Scam To Provide Cover For A Bailout Of Citigroup

VIDEO & ARTICLE - CNBC's Barry Ritholtz on Paulson's TARP sleight of hand

TARP Was An Elaborate Hank Paulson Scam To Provide Cover For Citigroup

EXCELLENT SHORT CLIP - INTERESTING THEORY

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Dec 07 10:12

Man Sentenced To Nearly 3 Years In Prison For Threatening Obama In Poem

Dylan Lovan
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky man who acknowledged threatening President Barack Obama in a poem has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison . . .

Dec 07 10:05

Map Of U.S. States By Home Foreclosures

TAKES 5 SECONDS - CHECK IT OUT

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Dec 07 09:50

CanCON – 10 inconvenient truths

CanCON is right – the IPCC climate conference in Cancun is a CON. Some are even calling it CanCOM as in climate communists. While the elitists there are trying to socially re-engineer the world without our consent here are some salient facts to keep in mind that they probably wont tell you...

Dec 07 09:37

Problem, Reaction, Solution: "Portland Patsy" serves as impetus for rejoining terrorism task force.

Tony Cartalucci, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

What should you do when your government's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) contacts, trains, and unleashes a "terrorist" to try to blow up your city's Christmas tree and thousands of bystanders using an FBI-made bomb? Hand over your city's security to the FBI of course . . .

Dec 07 09:36

Wikileaks defended by Anonymous hacktivists

Internet hacktivists have fired the latest salvo in the Wikileaks infowar.

Julian Assange has been arrested
BBC

A group called Anonymous has hit sites that have refused to do business with the controversial whistle-blowing site with a series of distributed denial-of-service attacks.

Dec 07 09:33

New Rules: You And The IRS This January

David Nguyen
Activist Post

The new ObamaCare1099 rule for reporting of all cash, credit and check business transactions of $600 or more is scheduled to begin January of 2012.

This is really an extension of the 2008 Housing and Recovery Act IRS rules that start this January when merchant banks and PayPal will report business sales directly to the IRS (the reporting threshold is $20,000 and 200 transactions a year).

These new IRS rules will affect every American:

Dec 07 09:32

BREAKING: WikiLeaks Being Used to Justify "Patriot Act" Legislation For Internet

Eric Blair
Activist Post

Senator Mitch McConnell called Assange a "high-tech terrorist" on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday and said, "if it‘s found that Assange hasn’t violated the law, then the law should be changed."

Dec 07 09:17

MERS SHOWDOWN: Banks' Legal Right To Foreclose Is Questioned Before Congress

Complete Story on the Congressional Testimony PLUS

VIDEO - Alan Grayson - Banks Are Foreclosure Fraud Factories

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Dec 07 08:56

ABU MAZEN WAS BLUFFING…AGAIN!

Many veterans of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, like the Tunis-based Farouq Al Qaddumi, see the PNA as nothing but a miserable pretext for power-hungry officials to stay in power, regardless of whether Palestinian aspirations are met or not.

Dec 07 08:55

Eric Cantona: "Kill The Banks!" - Banque Stop! - European Bank Run TODAY

VIDEO - Eric Cantona

"We have to change the way we do things nowadays. Talking of revolution, I don't mean we are going to pick up guns and go out to kill people. Revolution is very simple to do nowadays"

"What's the system? The system revolves around banks. The system is built on the banks' power. So it can be destroyed by the banks. Instead of having three million people going out to demonstrate with a placard, those three million people go to their bank branch, they withdraw their money and the banks crumble." He directed people: "You go to your bank in your village and you withdraw your money."

TODAY IS THE DAY - LET'S GO EUROPE

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Dec 07 08:53

ALAN HART: WIKILEAKS: WHAT, REALLY, IS THE PROBLEM?

he mainstream media’s lack of integrity, in America especially; a lack of integrity which, in its reporting of the conflict in and over Palestine that became Israel, manifests itself in one of two ways – in some cases by knowingly peddling Zionist propaganda, in other cases by self-censoring the truth about Israel’s crimes out of fear of offending Zionism too much or at all.

Dec 07 08:49

TARP CEOs Cash Millions In Taxpayer Bonuses

Bailed out Wall Street CEOs cash big checks. THE TRUTH ABOUT TARP ---
Dec 07 08:48

THE ISRAELI LOBBY OWNS THE CONGRESS, HOLLYWOOD AND THE WHITE HOUSE: WAYNE MADSEN

The Israeli Lobby owns the Congress, media, Hollywood, Wall Street, both political parties, and the White House. This kind of talk will get people fired by this lobby, as we have seen recently with White House correspondent Helen Thomas and CNN anchor Rick Sanchez.

Dec 07 08:41

60 Minutes: Fixing The Deficit By Taxing The Rich

Apropos given last night's deal to protect tax cuts for the wealthy.

Excellent segment from the broadcast last month that includes a battle between Bill Gates Sr., and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, plus some brutally honest deficit commentary from former Reagan budget director David Stockman who lights up both parties for tax and spending madness.

Watch at least the first few minutes. Stockman starts out hot.

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Dec 06 14:15

Scratching the Surface of Sovereignty

These days, there is more and more talk about Sovereign Citizens. As an attorney, the concept intrigued me. What does it mean to be Sovereign?

Academic training is difficult to forget. I did what most other lawyers do when a legal word perplexes: I flip through Black’s Law Dictionary.

According to Black’s, a “sovereign” is “1. a person, body, or state vested with independent and supreme authority.” Interesting. So a person can be sovereign, i.e., independent possessed of self authority.

But that begs the question: How?

Dec 06 11:48

Obama Meets With His Wall Street Banker Bosses At The White House - SLIDESHOW

A photo essay of the high school dance. Ken Lewis, Vikram Pandit, Jamie Dimon, Lloyd Blankfein and John Mack in all their failed-out, bailed-out, busted-out, bonused-out, arrogance. Start the slideshow - 33 Pics

Always remember that Ken Lewis loves you...

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Dec 06 10:26

Fed President Richard Fisher: "Even We Can't Print Enough Money To Compete With The Enormous Flood Of Borrowing Coming From The United States Treasury"

VIDEO - Bloomberg TV with Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher

AT LEAST FISHER IS HONEST - THIS IS A MUST SEE

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Dec 06 09:46

DR. ELIAS AKLEH: THE HIDDEN WAR

After the collapse of Communism the power elite committed the 911 terror attack (911 truth seekers) to incite Islamophopia and war against global terrorism mainly in the Islamic World. Islam is the last obstacle against the creation of the New World Order.

Dec 06 09:46

WikiLeaks Ready to Release Giant 'Insurance' File if Shut Down

Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, has circulated across the internet an encrypted “poison pill” cache of uncensored documents suspected to include files on BP and Guantanamo Bay.

One of the files identified this weekend by The Sunday Times — called the “insurance” file — has been downloaded from the WikiLeaks website by tens of thousands of supporters, from America to Australia.

Dec 06 09:24

Flashback - Hank Paulson Changes His Story On TARP

VIDEO - PBS News Hour Interview, Nov. 13, 2008

Henry Paulson - Watch how neatly the narrative changes, from buying toxic assets - the Federal Reserve and Fannie & Freddie would eventually assume that responsibility - to capital injections and common stock purchases. Some have since conjectured that he planned it that way from the beginning.

TRANSCRIPT INCLUDED

WATCH HENRY PAULSON THE ARROGANT BASTARD

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Dec 06 09:13

ALL EYES ON LEBANON: HARIRI ASSASSINATION

LOOKS LIKE ISRAEL'S FINGERPRINTS ARE ALL OVER THIS ASSASSINATION!

The STL has neglected to consider several key developments: the exposure of Israeli espionage rings operating in Lebanon resulting in the arrest of more than 100 people on charges of collaborating with the Mossad; the captured agents’ confessions detailing the collusion, including one who said his Israeli handlers instructed him to delude the late prime minister into thinking Hezbollah was out to kill him (Hariri) and so allow the agent to alter the route Hariri’s motorcade would take that fateful February day

Dec 06 09:07

ISRAEL ON IRAN: SO WRONG FOR SO LONG

As one State official wrote in response to an Israeli general’s November 2009 claim that Iran would have a bomb in one year: “It is unclear if the Israelis firmly believe this or are using worst-case estimates to raise greater urgency from the United States.”

Dec 06 08:40

IRELAND: Does 'Protocol 20' sound familiar?

How much coincidence can intelligence reasonably bear?

Read below and ask yourself......Is it not clear that Ireland's 'venal ministers' (verse 33) have sacrificed their country on an altar of destruction?

Is it not also clear that this is the fate intended for all nations in order to bring us under the absolute control of some single authority?

You can guess the nature of that 'authority' for yourself.

Dec 06 07:46

Mounting Debts by States Stoke Fears of Crisis

Michael Cooper and Mary Williams Walsh
NY Times

The State of Illinois is still paying off billions in bills that it got from schools and social service providers last year . . .

Dec 06 07:44

ACLU Sues Over Threats to Medical Marijuana

Marilisa Kinney Sachteleben
Yahoo News

The manufacture and sale of medical marijuana has been legal in California since the 1990s and in Michigan as the of the 2008 election. Several cities in Michigan and California have created city ordinances banning medical marijuana and the ACLU is suing . . .

Dec 06 07:41

Wiki-Leaks and plausible lies - Where have all the critical thinkers gone?

The Wiki-leaks documents need to be considered in a broader context. By all means, alternative news sites should continue to expose American, British and any another government inequity that the documents reveal. But where is the criticism of the rest of the documents that confirm the standard Israeli/American narrative - that Iran poses 'an existentialist threat' to Israel and to 'moderate' Arab states?

Does anyone care that these documents clearly support US and Israeli war-mongering? Does anyone else find that to be astonishing? Where is the critical thought?

Dec 06 06:29

Hidden fees cut pension payouts by 75pc

Savers are losing up to three quarters of their pensions in little-known fees charged by the investment funds that manage their money, a report by senior pension experts warns.

Holly Watt
Telegraph

Private pensions in Britain pay out on average half as much retirement income as equivalent schemes in Europe, the report says, with hidden costs blighting the retirement plans of millions.

Dec 06 06:23

France awaits Eric Cantona's cashpoint bank revolution

The government has criticised the ex-footballer's call for the public to stage a mass cash-withdrawal protest

Angelique Chrisafis
Guardian

France is bracing for Eric Cantona's bank-run revolution Tuesday, with the government criticising his call for the public to stage a mass cash-withdrawal and the left questioning whether it would have much effect.

Dec 06 05:31

WikiLeaks summary: Monday, December 6

US officials were shocked after the European parliament rebuked the Obama administration over plans to monitor international banking transactions for terrorist activity, leaked cables reveal.

Hundreds of sites across the globe that could present a target for terrorist attacks have been identified by US officials.

Julian Assange's lawyer has dismissed attempts to arrest the WikiLeaks founder as a "political stunt".

Dec 06 04:47

GORDON DUFF: “AIPAC ORDERED BUSH TO ATTACK IRAN”

A LOOK BEHIND THE CURTAIN

In a unique interview with an official at the highest policy levels of the Pentagon, White House and, eventually, CIA, we are offered a unique “behind the curtains” look at areas of policy making during the period between 1999 and 2007. Extensive notes have been taken of meetings with President Bush and all his top policy advisers. This is only a teaser.

A highly placed source within the White House and CIA confirmed, in an interview, that the invasion of Iran was scheduled for 2006 but planned in 1999. We have heard some of this before but not with so many pieces and, I am told, more to come.

Dec 06 04:40

WAYNE MADSEN : THE ISRAELI LOBBY OWNS THE CONGRESS, HOLLYWOOD AND THE WHITEHOUSE

INTERVIEW BY KOUROSH ZIABARI

Kourosh Ziabari: There are many unanswered questions regarding the catastrophic attacks of September 11, 2001 about which you’ve written extensively. Several investigative journalists believe that the attacks were an inside job planned by the FBI and perpetrated by Israel or elements connected to Mossad. Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga has categorically expressed that the 9/11 attacks were a joint operation of FBI and Mossad. General Hamid Gul, the former head of Pakistan’s Intelligence Service believes that Israel was behind the attacks, too. What’s your estimation of these theories, their veracity and reliability? Is it demonstrable that the 9/11 attacks were a false flag operation or an inside job?

Dec 06 03:21

Marijuana Cuts Tumor Growth by 50%

The active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread, say researchers at Harvard University who tested the chemical in both lab and mouse studies.

They say this is the first set of experiments to show that the compound, Delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), inhibits EGF-induced growth and migration in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) expressing non-small cell lung cancer cell lines. Lung cancers that over-express EGFR are usually highly aggressive and resistant to chemotherapy.

Dec 06 02:55

S.510: Food Freedom Under Attack By Big Agriculture, Take A Stand!!!

S.510, the so called Food Safety Modernization Act, in conjunction with other U.N approved “food and health” programs, was written by and for big agriculture including Monsanto and DuPont

Buying non GMO/Hybrid seeds would be nearly impossible if this bill becomes law. To top it off, the wording of the bill is so broad that it could, in the long run, ban or tax private gardens.

Take a stand against this food tyranny! Call your representatives and demand that they stand AGAINST this eugenics minded bill.

Dec 06 00:19

Using Leaks To Rearrange The World

The truth is that "the troops and the massive but privately controlled mercenaries" that are fighting (for us) against those people in the Middle-East are not the Good Guys. Those in front of our guns are there because they resent having their countries stolen; and have chosen to fight us rather than to lie-down or surrender. None of those people are resisting us because of Assange or Wikileaks-they are there to carry out illegal military orders, inside USI's criminal plans to crush all opposition to the New World Order takeover of the planet. All that the Leaks make clear is just how criminal almost everyone on our side has always been.

Dec 05 22:09

ADL SLAMS HELEN THOMAS AS ‘VULGAR ANTI-SEMITE’

“I can call a president of the United States anything in the book, but I can’t touch Israel, which has Jewish-only roads in the West Bank,” Thomas said. “No Americans would tolerate that — white-only roads...HELEN THOMAS

Dec 05 20:39

Forbes : Julian Assange, information for profit

Assange: I'm Influenced by "American libertarianism,
market libertarianism"
Matt Welch | November 30, 2010
Forbes has a big interview up with controversial Wikileaks impresario Julian Assange. This section in particular will be of interest to Reason readers:
"I have mixed attitudes towards capitalism, but I love markets."
"To put it simply, in order for there to be a market, there has to be information. A perfect market requires perfect information."
Forbes Cover Photo: Julian Assange

Dec 05 18:04

Bernanke On 60 Minutes: "We're NOT Printing Money"

Video - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke - 60 Minutes - Aired Tonight

60 Minutes Overtime - Includes Exclusive WEB-ONLY Footage

An Extra 10 Minutes NOT SHOWN ON CBS

COMPLETE VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT

THIS IS A MUST SEE - BERNANKE IS A NERVOUS WRECK

HIS UPPER LIP WON'T STOP QUIVERING THROUGHOUT - HILARIOUS

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Dec 05 17:55

US poll: Congressmen least honest

The most recent Gallup poll has asked Americans about what kind of professionals they think are the most honest and ethical.

The survey shows that US Congressmen, car salesmen and lobbyists are seen as the least honest and most unethical people in America today, according to AFP.

57 percent of those surveyed also rate the ethical standards of Congressmen as low to very low.

Meanwhile, only nine percent think highly of US lawmakers.

Dec 05 17:01

Mounting State Debts Stoke Fears of Looming Crisis: Budget imbalances, state and local government debt worry analysts

The State of Illinois is still paying off billions in bills that it got from schools and social service providers last year. Arizona recently stopped paying for certain organ transplants for people in its Medicaid program. States are releasing prisoners early, more to cut expenses than to reward good behavior. And in Newark, the city laid off 13 percent of its police officers last week.

While next year could be even worse, there are bigger, longer-term risks, financial analysts say. Their fear is that even when the economy recovers, the shortfalls will not disappear, because many state and local governments have so much debt — several trillion dollars’ worth, with much of it off the books and largely hidden from view — that it could overwhelm them in the next few years.

Analysts fear that at some point — no one knows when — investors could balk at lending to the weakest states, setting off a crisis that could spread to the stronger ones, much as the turmoil in Europe has spread from country to country.

Dec 05 16:44

Marijuana Cuts Tumor Growth by 50%

The active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread, say researchers at Harvard University who tested the chemical in both lab and mouse studies.

They say this is the first set of experiments to show that the compound, Delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), inhibits EGF-induced growth and migration in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) expressing non-small cell lung cancer cell lines. Lung cancers that over-express EGFR are usually highly aggressive and resistant to chemotherapy.

THC that targets cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 is similar in function to endocannabinoids, which are cannabinoids that are naturally produced in the body and activate these receptors. The researchers suggest that THC or other designer agents that activate these receptors might be used in a targeted fashion to treat lung cancer.

Dec 05 16:37

US Considered Arresting Noted CIA Asset Ahmed Wali Karzai For Drug Running

According to a state department cable released by Wikileaks, officials within the Kabul Embassy actively discussed arresting Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai.

While the recent Wikileaks release has been called into question due to it’s mostly pro establishment stance, at least one cable seems to bring to light some startling information that should make all Americans question our reasons for occupying Afghanistan.

Ahmed Wali Karzai, the brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, was apparently under suspicion within the Kabul Embassy for his ties to the opium trade.

Dec 05 16:34

WIKILEAKS EXPOSES ISRAELI MAFIA’S GROWING INFLUENCE

Cable reveals Mafia-government connection — But US media don’t care to dig for the story

By Justin Raimondo

I love how the pundits are yawning over the latest WikiLeaks revelations: oh, there’s nothing to see here, it’s all so boring, no “smoking gun,” so let’s just move right along. These people are just plain lazy: they want “scoops” delivered to their front doors, all neatly packaged and labeled as such. In short, they don’t want to have to do any work, beyond the usual cut-and-paste. Which is why a lot of the really juicy stuff coming out of WikiLeaks continues to elude them.

Dec 05 16:23

The Cancer Report

This documentary explains the Rockefeller influence on the health care industry, and particularly how safe alternatives have been silenced in favor of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Going back to the early twentieth century, this movie explains how it all got started, and why we are in our current health care predicament. It then provides cures for those suffering with cancer.

“The Cancer Report (Part 2 of 6)” Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VuNNOzWC2o&feature=related

“The Cancer Report (Part 3 of 6)” Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCEIryILSXE&feature=related

“The Cancer Report (Part 4 of 6)” Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5NX7HvB0d8&feature=related

“The Cancer Report (Part 5 of 6)” Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fniHkKAttE&feature=related

“The Cancer Report (Part 6 of 6)” Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjN5jwYMbBg&feature=related

Dec 05 16:19

The Gulf of Mexico is Dying - Part I

It is with deep regret that we publish this report. We do not take this responsibility lightly, as the consequences of the following observations are of such great import and have such far-reaching ramifications for the entire planet. Truly, the fate of the oceans of the world hangs in the balance, as does the future of humankind. The Gulf of Mexico does not exist in isolation and is, in fact, connected to the Seven Seas.

Especially that the BP narrative is nothing but a corporate-created illusion - a web of fabrication spun in collaboration with the US Federal Government and Mainstream Media. Big Oil, as well as the Military-Industrial Complex, have aided and abetted this whole scheme and info blackout because the very future of the Oil & Gas Industry is at stake, as is the future of the US Empire which sprawls around the world and requires vast amounts of hydrocarbon fuel. Should the truth seep out and into the mass consciousness - that the GOM is slowly but surely filling up with oil and gas - certainly many would rightly question the integrity, and sanity, of the whole venture, as well as the entire industry itself. And then perhaps the process would begin of transitioning the planet away from the hydrocarbon fuel paradigm altogether.

Dec 05 16:11

Palestinian firefighters come to Israel's aid

Leaving the southern West Bank at 4 a.m., the Bethlehem civil defense team spent five hours driving through Israel before joining up with Israeli and international firefighters battling the deadly blaze that has destroyed over 12,000 acres (50,000 dunams) and killed at least 41 people since Thursday.

Dec 05 16:04

TYT: Is Obama Weak, Stupid Or Complicit? (or Democrat in name only)

Cenk Uygur (host of The Young Turks) talks about a new CBS News poll showing that 67% of Americans don't want a tax cut extension for the rich. He asks why president Obama is backing down on his promise to not give more tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans.

Dec 05 11:31

Fraudclosure And The Federal Reserve - How Banks And The FED Are Destroying The Planet

Fraudclosure And The Federal Reserve

There's a lot to this story.

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Dec 05 11:18

A History Of Funny Money, Stimulus & Central Banking

Exactly as the title implies.

THIS IS EXCEPTIONAL

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Dec 05 10:51

THE OFFICIAL WRH 2010 HOLIDAY CARD

Dec 05 10:05

The US-NATO March to War and the 21st Century "Great Game"

The globe is gripped with a series of arenas where the struggle between the U.S. and its allies against the triple entente of Eurasia — Russia, China, and Iran — and their other allies are taking place. The struggles in these fronts vary in shape and dimension, but are all inter-linked and aimed against incorporation into a central entity controlled by the U.S. and its allies. These fronts are the Caucasus, the Balkans, East Africa, the Middle East (including the Eastern Mediterranean), the Indian Ocean, Central Asia, South Asia or the Indian sub-continent, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Arctic Circle.

Dec 05 09:32

DR. BOUTHAINA SHAABAN: WHAT WE MUST DO FOR IRAQ NOW

Of course, the price paid by the Iraqis is of no consequence to Biden. What does it mean for him, or for his administration, that a million Iraqis have been killed, wounded and tortured. That is why we find him ignoring this price. Biden stresses that it is in the United States’ real interest to maintain the gains made by Iraq. Of course he means the gains made by the United States in Iraq.

Dec 05 09:30

Cancún climate change summit: Is God determined to prevent a deal?

Is the divine presence a Republican? Or is He/She/It running an inter-galactic fossil fuel conglomerate? As His name doesn't feature on the exxonsecrets site, the Congressional funding database or any of the other sponsored denier lists, we'll never know, but whatever the explanation may be, the Paraclete appears to be as determined as any terrestrial corporate frontman to prevent a successful conclusion to the climate talks.

How do I know? Because every time anyone gets together to try to prevent global climate breakdown, He swaths the rich, densely habited parts of the world with snow and ice, while leaving obscurer places to cook.

Dec 05 08:53

You Are Not What You Own

“What is needed is self actualization not self image actualization.”-Bruce Lee.

Dec 05 08:31

What's behind the 2010 gold rush?

Investors and central banks are buying up the yellow metal at unprecedented levels, but will its allure last as fears over the global economy ease?

Richard Blackden
Telegraph

In the 19th century, San Francisco's citizens couldn't read about the gold rush happening little more than 200 miles from their city . . .

Dec 05 08:22

Prop. 19, Monsanto, and GMO Terminator Cannabis

The object is to patent up every possible combination of cannabinoids with efficacy for every possible disease they can treat, and every possible genetic sequence! Once ready to make the move, they will shut down every medical cannabis grower for patent fraud”

“Monsanto terminator technology is being applied to Cannabis by (David Watson) at Hortapharm in Holland.”

Dec 05 07:41

PAUL BALLES : CHICKENS COME HOME TO ROOST

Why is the American public generally unaware of Israel’s theft of U S military secrets?

The Western media adamantly refuses to report anything critical of Israel.

Gordon Duff, Senior Editor at Veterans Today, observed that “America learned, long ago with the infamous Jonathan Pollard case, that secrets going to Israel end up in the hands of America’s enemies.”

According to Duff, “America’s most vital Cold War defence information, nuclear technology, air defence systems, classified weapons and even NATO defence plans in case of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe, all went to Russia as part of an arrangement between the Soviets and Israel. Pollard is doing life in prison for this.”

Dec 05 07:24

RICHARD FALK : Ahmet Davutoglu — Turkey’s Foreign Minister

Given the flow of recent events I felt it might be helpful to make my appreciation of Davutoglu’s approach and achievements available to an American voice.

Over a year ago I published a short profile of the Turkish Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, in the Turkish daily newspaper, The New Zaman. After the May 31, 2010 flortilla incident involving an Israeli attack on the Freedom Flotilla led by the Turkish passenger ship, Mavi Marmara, Mr. Davutoglu demanded an apology from Israel as the basis for the restoration of normal relations. Along with other Turkish leaders, Davutoglu questioned the Israeli narrative and criticized Israel for its brutal tactics that defied international law and morality.

Dec 05 07:22

Sat Dec 4th, Colorado Public Television broadcasts Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup

Welcome Colorado Public Television Channel 12 Viewers!

A few thoughts after the broadcast….

If you saw the broadcast of “Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup” on Colorado Public Television Channel 12, you may be feeling a variety of things–from curiosity to depression to anger or fear. This is normal. If our government was involved in sponsoring the events of 9/11 in any way, the implications of this are truly horrific for our country. This is a very difficult subject for all of us. Recognizing this, we’d like to offer a few thoughts.

Dec 05 07:14

Paul Jay of Real News interviews political science prof Leo Panitch on Irish crisis

JAY: So first the banks get saved by the Irish state, and then they beat the hell out of the Irish state 'cause they may not be able to pay off the debt the Irish state took on to save them.

PANITCH: That's the situation, and there's nothing new about this.

Dec 05 06:24

Don't Mention the Cables, Future Diplomats

Robert Mackey
New York Times

Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, which grooms future diplomats, has confirmed to The Lede that it did send an e-mail to students this week warning them to avoid posting comments online about the leaked diplomatic cables, if they ever hope to work for the State Department . . .

Dec 05 04:46

Al-CIA-Duh making a dry run? Or did someone's imagination go into overdrive?

It's a little easier to understand why a Houston man who claimed to have thwarted a potential terrorist attack on a flight leaving Atlanta has not answered repeated requests to tell his story.

He was not on the plane, AirTran Airways says. "After conducting additional research into this situation, we have verified, according to flight manifests [legally binding documents] that the individual that allegedly created a first-hand account of events on-board AirTran Airways Flight 297, a Theodore Petruna, was never actually on-board the flight," AirTran said in a statement, which the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was the first to obtain.

Dec 05 02:02

Easter Island tense as police, Rapa Nui regroup – Swat Teams!

A military plane carrying riot police reinforcements landed on Easter Island Saturday, and Chile’s Interior Minister said they will continue evicting Rapa Nui islanders who have been squatting in government buildings built on their ancestral properties.

Dozens of people were wounded by police buckshot and batons after violently resisting the first such eviction on Friday on the usually tranquil South Pacific island, where as many as 50,000 tourists come each year to see the Moai – huge stone heads carved by the Rapa Nui’s ancestors.

Dec 04 22:51

New, Unknown Strain of Flu Detected in Mongolia

A new, still unknown to the medical fraternity flu virus has been found in Mongolia. The symptoms of this influenza are similar to the so-called ‘bird’ and ‘swine’ flu viruses.

The virus is classified as H3N2 strain. In Ulan Bator, already 17 cases of this influenza have been registered. Young children are considered to be at greatest risk. Chief Public Relations Officer at National Research Center for Infectious Diseases in Mongolia Chuluunbat Urtnasan explained that doctors currently do not know how to protect themselves from the virus H3N2.

Dec 04 22:49

Report: Homeland Security Compiling TSA Enemies List

The Department of Homeland Security is gathering names and information about anti-Transportation Security Administration activists, members of the media, and other supposed troublemakers for investigation and possible tracking, according to an internal DHS memo cited by security expert and Northeast Intelligence Network Director Douglas Hagmann. Hagmann’s report, first published last week on the NIN website and in Canada Free Press, is causing widespread condemnation and ridicule of the U.S. regime across the internet. According to the article, Hagmann was contacted by a source within the DHS following publication of a previous article on TSA abuses entitled “Gate Rape of America.”

Dec 04 21:25

California Law Allows Cops to Enter Homes Without Search Warrants

To cut down on underage drinking, county officials will begin enforcement of a new ordinance next month that allows officers entry into residencies if they suspect minors are drinking on the premises.

The Social Host Liability Ordinance grants law enforcement the ability to issue citations to hosts knowingly permitting the consumption of alcohol by minors on their property. Although officers are scheduled to begin enforcing the ordinance Dec. 1, officials may postpone enforcement until administrative measures are ready.

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Amendment IV: Warrants and searches.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Dec 04 21:02

BELLEMARE’S SPECIAL TRIBUNAL FOR LEBANON ‘PROCEDURAL’ PROBLEMS: INDICT, QUIT AND BLAME THE SYSTEM!

Among dozens of evidentiary problems are the issue of several false witness, compromised physical evidence from the crime scene, serious contradictions regarding the weapons used to assassinate PM Hariri, failure to give sufficient attention to photos and video footage from the crime scene, or conduct autopsies of the victims, presence of residues of enriched uranium reported by doctors who examined bodies of victims.

Dec 04 20:08

Cap-and-Trade Market Spanning North America Weighed by States

California, New Mexico and 10 U.S. Northeastern states may try to create a North American carbon market on their own now that President Barack Obama has given up on cap-and-trade legislation that stalled in Congress.

The emissions-trading system would be based on a planned carbon market in California, the most populous state, and an existing regional cap-and-trade program for power plants in the Northeast, according to state environmental officials. Three Canadian provinces have also shown interest in a cross-border carbon-trading system, the officials said.

“The key is to have as large and as liquid a market as possible,” John Yap, British Columbia’s climate-change minister, said in a telephone interview. Under cap-and-trade, the government creates a market for pollution rights by issuing a limited number of carbon-dioxide permits, which companies can buy and sell.

Of the six states in the Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord -- Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin -- Democrats lost the governor’s race or control of the legislature to Republicans in five, according to data from the National Conference of State Legislatures. Many Republicans in national and state politics have opposed cap-and- trade, which they say is an energy tax in disguise.

Dec 04 18:04

Jobless Recovery?: 25 Unemployment Statistics That Are Almost Too Depressing To Read

Guess what? Unemployment is up again! That's right - even though Wall Street is swimming in cash and the Obama administration is declaring that "the recession is over", the U.S. unemployment rate has gone even higher. So are you enjoying the jobless recovery? The truth is that there should not be any talk of a "recovery" as long as the "official" unemployment rate remains at around 10 percent and the "real" unemployment continues to hover around 17 percent. There are millions and millions of American families that are living every day in deep pain because of the lack of jobs. Meanwhile, there are all of these economic pundits that are declaring that we are just going to have to realize that chronic unemployment is the "new normal" and that if other nations can handle high rates of unemployment then so can we. The most optimistic economists are projecting that we can perhaps get the unemployment rate down to around 8 percent by 2012. On the other hand, there are many economists that are convinced that things are going to get even worse.

If you have never been unemployed, it can be hard to describe how soul-crushing it can be. As the bills pile up and the financial obligations mount, the pressure can be debilitating. Being unemployed for an extended period of time can easily plunge you into depression and grind your self-worth away to almost nothing. After getting rejected dozens of times (or even hundreds of times), many Americans simply give up. There are countless marriages and countless families that are being ripped to shreds by financial pressure even as you read this. When the money is gone and there is no job in sight it can be a really, really empty feeling.

Dec 04 17:37

Food Safety Act And The Federal Death Administration

Food Safety and Moderinzation Act, will give unprecedented power over the food supply in this country to a group of mass murderers: The Federal Drug Administration.

The FDA is responsible for tens of thousands of deaths after approving dangerous drugs and lethal cocktails taken by tens of millions of Americans who either have no access to the truth about the FDA or are so gullible and trusting, they believe a stamp of “safe” by that evil agency means it’s okay to take their approved drugs. Advocates of S. 510 use arguments that pale in comparison to the deaths caused by the FDA:

Dec 04 17:30

Top Secret American Spy Plane Returns to Earth, No Word On Its Mission

The U.S.’s first unmanned re-entry spacecraft landed at an airfield today, seven months after it was launched.

The X-37B’s exact purpose remained shrouded in secrecy when it touched-down at at Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California coast 130 miles north west of Los Angeles.

It was launched by an Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on April 22, with a maximum mission duration of 270 days and is suspected of being an advanced spy plane. Also known as the Orbital Test Vehicle, the Boeing-built spacecraft was originally a NASA project before being taken over by the military.

Dec 04 15:49

US technology goes to North Korea via Israel and China

Paul J. Balles views the latest breed of chickens that may come home to roost in the USA: American military technology given to Israel courtesy of US tax dollars, sold by Israel to China, which supplies it to the North Koreans who in turn threaten to use it against the US and its allies.

Dec 04 14:52

A just peace, not religion is the solution in Middle East

Uri Avnery argues that only Palestinian statehood and a just solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict offer a chance to stem the tide of religious fundamentalism that is filling in the gap left by the failure of secular Arab nationalism and compounded by the utter uselessness and treachery of Arab rulers.

Dec 04 13:27

ALERT - Make This Go Viral - Fight The Banksters - Ron Paul MUST NOT Be Blocked - Raise Hell With John Boehner - Flood His Office With Phone Calls

ACTION ALERT - Contact John Boehner

http://johnboehner.house.gov/Contact/

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Raise Holy Hell - Make Sure He Hears Your Voice

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Rep. John Boehner

Dec 04 12:50

International crews help Israel fight forest fire

International crews help Israel fight forest fire
By Rami Amichai and Dedi Hayoun Rami Amichai And Dedi Hayoun – Fri Dec 3, 4:02 pm ET
"As the fire progressed, fanned by strong easterly winds, there was barely concealed anger that so many lives were lost in a country that spends billions of dollars a year on weaponry but significantly less on its emergency services.
"What would we have done if faced with dozens and hundreds of missiles that might have ignited fires in several areas, including urban areas with multi-story buildings?" asked the top-selling daily, Yedioth Ahronoth.
Some Israeli newspapers speculated that the fire might have been started deliberately, and one suggested it might prove to be the "worst terror attack" in Israel's history."

Dec 04 11:40

Is the College Debt Bubble Ready to Explode?

Laura Rowley
Yahoo! Finance

Kelli Space, 23, graduated from Northeastern University in 2009 with a bachelor's in sociology — and a whopping $200,000 in student loan debt.

Space, who lives with her parents and works full-time, put up a Web site called TwoHundredThou.com soliciting donations to help meet her debt obligation, which is $891 a month. That number jumps to $1,600 next November . . .

Dec 04 10:18

Prop. 19, Monsanto, and GMO Terminator Cannabis

The value of the Cannabis plant as an industry, without factoring in the value of Cannabis as a food or medicine, was estimated to be in the billions in 1938 by an article published by Popular Mechanics Magazine at that time, so its no wonder why one of Monsanto’s major shareholders would have in interest in advocating for one of the main tenants of prop 19, which is to “Make cannabis available for scientific, medical, industrial, and research purposes” and to “adopt a statewide regulatory system for a commercial cannabis industry”. Prop 19 is doing nothing less then opening the floodgates for Monsanto and other petro-chemical, GMO seed and pharmaceutical corporations to commercialize, regulate, control and tax Cannabis through genetic engineering, patenting and licensing.

Dec 04 09:46

Lights Out for Incandescents: Nanny-State America Strikes Again

Holly Deyo
Millennium Ark

This is a reminder if you want to continue using incandescent light bulbs, now is the time to stock up. More nanny-state America is about to descend on us.

When first reading World Net Daily's article four years ago, 2014 seemed light years away, if you'll pardon the pun. Now phasing out incandescent bulbs is a few short months from kicking in . . .

Dec 04 09:09

PHILIP GIRALDI:THIRTY-NINE CONGRESSMEN CAN’T BE WRONG

Israeli spy Jonathan Jay Pollard has recently obtained the services of Barney Frank and thirty-eight other Democratic congressmen who have signed on to a letter coordinated with a number of Jewish groups. They apparently believe that the poor guy has suffered enough in service to his country, which is of course Israel, making one wonder why American politicians should feel the pain

Dec 04 09:08

‘Hi Tech’ Corporate Police State: ‘Reengineering’ the Internet for Persistent Surveillance

As Canadian privacy watchdogs DeepPacketInspection.ca tell us, DPI offer ISPs “unparalleled levels of intelligence into subscribers’ online activities.”
“To unpack this a little” they aver, “all data traffic that courses across the ‘net is contained in individual packets that have header (i.e. addressing) information and payload (i.e. content) information. We can think of this as the address on a postcard and the written and visual content of a postcard.”
All of which is there for the taking, “criminal evidence, ready for use in a trial,” Cryptohippie chillingly informs.

Dec 04 08:50

DR. LAWRENCE DAVIDSON: ON THE HISTORICAL NECESSITY OF WIKILEAKS

“But what about democracies? Well, the truth is that they too are run by political and economic elites whose interests are rarely the same as the general public. That is why, when the government uses the term “national interest,” one should always be suspicious’....by Dr. Lawrence Davidson

Dec 04 08:49

S. 510 and Codex Alimentarius Link: Tracking, Tracing, and Monitoring Independent Food Production

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Being honest, I must confess some slight personal agitation at the thought of writing another article on yet another “food safety” bill making its way through congress with the words “tyranny” and “Codex” written all over it.

It seems that every legislative session, we are faced with the prospect of the same food bill cloaked in a different name.

Invariably, this bill seeks to corral all food production into the hands of a few major corporations and essentially destroy the ability of the population to feed themselves. Here in late 2010, we have the new version of food imperialism known as S.510, the Food Safety Modernization Act.?? . .

Dec 04 04:19

What is PIIGS?

(*check out the comment . )

Dec 04 03:11

FRANKLIN LAMB : BELLEMARE’S STL ‘PROCEDURAL’ PROBLEMS

Indict, Quit and Blame the system!

Based on phone and internet discussions with international lawyers at the London School of Economics, the International Court of Justice in the Hague, and colleagues who work in the area of Public International Law an emerging consensus is developing concerning perhaps fatal procedural issues that continue to arise at the STL. Such problems, which make it unlikely that the Hariri Assassination case will ever go to trial. Some international lawyers who have worked on international tribunals, are familiar with Rules of Procedures at the ICJ and the ICC and are following the STL are increasingly concluding that there will not be a Trial.

Franklin Lamb’s Saturday Mideast Report –- Al Manar
PRESS TV — ‘Tribunal is Israel’s 6th war on Lebanon’

Dec 04 00:25

WIKILEAKS SHOCKER: Did Abbas know in advance about the devastating blitz on his countrymen in Gaza?

By Stuart Littlewood

One of the most grotesque Wikileaks revelations so far is the disclosure that Palestinian top dog (Fatah section), Mahmoud Abbas, was told in advance about the murderous assault on his countrymen in Gaza two years ago.

Some claim that the Wikileaks reye-openers are a ‘dirty tricks’ operation by people with a large axe to grind. It is certainly odd that ‘evidence’ is selected to portray Arab states as eager to see Iran zapped for an unproven nuclear threat when, actually, the Middle East is far more anxious about the very real and present nuclear threat from Israel.

Dec 04 00:22

JEFF GATES: WIKILEAKS AND THE SOUND OF SILENCE

The facts suggest that WikiLeaks is less about the right to know than the right to deceive.

Jeff Gates

The scope and scale of WikiLeaks is a marvel to behold. Some praise it as the ultimate form of democracy. Others as the epitome of the most sacred of liberty’s principles: the right to know.

Yet the real story here is not what’s revealed but what’s withheld. The marvel is not what we now know but what is already known that is left unsaid. And what is given an interpretive spin by those newspapers granted priority access.

Dec 03 23:30

Hopi Way of Life on Verge of Being Lost!!

For those of us that can only peek inside the traditions of indigenous people, we are fascinated and intrigued by their ancient ways. If this calls to your inner soul for something more, consider the following:

What if…

… Someone Attempted To Erase Your God
… Your Religion Became Illegal
… Your Beliefs Vanished
… Your Rituals Died With You
… Everything You Know Was Forgotten
… Your Voice Was No Longer Heard
… Your Culture Became Extinct

Dec 03 23:28

TYT: Slap In The Face Of The Middle Class - Deficit Commission Proposal

Cenk Uygur (host of The Young Turks) breaks down the official proposal of the Deficit Commission and concludes that it helps the rich and corporations while screwing the average middle class American.

Dec 03 23:26

Lieberman Introduces Anti-WikiLeaks Legislation

Senator Joseph Lieberman and other lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation that would make it a federal crime for anyone to publish the name of a U.S. intelligence source, in a direct swipe at the secret-spilling website WikiLeaks.

“The recent dissemination by Wikileaks of thousands of State Department cables and other documents is just the latest example of how our national security interests, the interests of our allies, and the safety of government employees and countless other individuals are jeopardized by the illegal release of classified and sensitive information,” said Lieberman in a written statement.

Dec 03 22:38

Bank of America busted lying about bailout money. By Ryan Dawson

They never stop lying. We should not have counterfeiters supporting illegal gambling and fraud as a basis for economics. By the way they also got TARP funds! And gave themselves 100% bonuses with it!

See this quick video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJtTtY2svTI

and this one which a bit of was on the daily show
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlNN8SZMmYo

Dec 03 21:16

Bankster Plutocracy: How To Win Without Leadership (Of and By the Elite or the People)

Thom talks with Robert Kuttner, co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect and a Sr. Fellow at Demos, on how to proceed without leadership.

Dec 03 20:07

Cdn 9/11 Gatekeeper Jonathan Kay attacks academic freedom

It seems that Mr. Kay believes his versions of controversial issues such as 9/11, vaccines and fluoride in drinking water should not be contradicted in classroom teachings, in particular, regardless of where the truth lies on any of these issues. There is only one correct version of these issues, according to Mr. Kay, and that's his version – which also happens to be the version of corporations with a vested interest in all of these issues.

In a previous Canadian Charger article, we pointed out that in researching his forthcoming book, Mr. Kay avoids evidence related to 9/11 and solely focuses on attacking the mental soundness of those academics and professors who've written papers disputing the official version of 9/11, even going so far as to call them delusional, although Mr. Kay has no psychiatric credentials whatsoever to be making such claims about anyone, let alone respected university professors. We also wondered – in that article – why a major newspaper such as the National Post would print such drivel.

Dec 03 18:26

President 'Shlomo' Obama Officially Opens the Start of Jews Holiday Season

Friday, December 3, 2010
President 'Shlomo' Obama Officially Opens the Start of Jews Holiday Season
OMB Director Lew Lights National Menorah Outside of White House December 1, 2010
Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob Lew, the highest-ranking Jewish official in the Obama administration, took a minute away from dealing with the expiring Bush tax cuts to light the National Hanukkah Menorah on the Ellipse in front of the White House on a wintry Wednesday night.
"Washington, D.C. Mayor-elect Vincent Gray attended and poked fun at his campaign slogan by declaring "one Hanukkah, one city," and renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman closed the ceremony by playing the traditional Jewish song "Oseh Shalom" and "God Bless America.""

Dec 03 17:51

FBI Issues Alarmist Memo That "Video Girl Barbie" Could Become "Kiddie Porn Barbie"

By the FBI's logic, the new "Video Girl Barbie" doll, which has a small working video camera in the toy's chest, has the potential to become the latest technology in child porn production. Never mind the fact that making child porn involves more than owning a camera and an action figure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't you guys have something more important to do. like arresting Mossad terrorists or something?

GREAT MOMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE FBI.

"[Your information is] too precise, too complete to be believed. The questionnaire plus the other information you brought spell out in detail exactly where, when, how, and by whom we are to be attacked. If anything, it sounds like a trap."

FBI response to the top British spy, Dusko Popov (code named "Tricycle") on August 10, 1941, dismissing Popov's report of the complete Japanese plan for the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor: The Verdict Of History by Gordon Prange, appendix 7 published in 1986. Based on records from the JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack, Nov 15, 1945 to May 31, 1946.

Dec 03 17:44

Employers Won't Hire The Jobless Because Of The 'Desperate Vibe'

With the U.S. unemployment rate still soaring at 9.8 percent and 6.3 million Americans having been unemployed for 27 weeks or longer, employers can now afford to be extremely picky about whom they hire. In addition to seeking very specific skills, degrees, and numbers of years of experience, many employers are specifying in job ads that candidates be "currently employed" elsewhere to be considered for the position.

"When you show desperation in your face and your tone during an interview, management is going to pick up on that vibe. They're gonna feel it and see it and notice something's off," he told HuffPost. "It's like somebody who hasn't been on a date in a while -- they're awkward, and the other person's gonna be turned off.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Talk about adding insult to financial injury: of course, people are going to be desperate, particularly when they have been laid off through absolutely no fault of their own!

Dec 03 17:42

US-South Korean FTA Rammed Through

Globalists Expertly & Successfully Wield Terror Against Koreans

(South Koreans don't want it, most Americans don't know about it, and now the US-South Korean FTA has passed.)

Tony Cartalucci, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

Under the threat of imminent war, compounded by overtly provocative naval maneuvers, the United States pushed through what was thought to be a tenuous free-trade agreement with South Korea.

Dec 03 17:33

Mental Ghettos Weaken the US: People Who Lie to Themselves

This special kind of stupidity is independent of inherent intelligence. In this case brain power is overpowered by psychological deficiency, namely self-delusion.

This delusion is not genetically produced, but is a result of external influences, notably political, government, media and corporate propaganda intentionally designed to produce delusional beliefs and thinking. Who does this? All sorts of commercial and political interests. The result is a series of biases and blocks, such as cognitive dissonance, to objective facts and information that creates denial about very important conditions affecting the planet, the nation and individuals. People afflicted with this deadly combination appear stupid to those outside their mental ghetto that they gladly inhabit, along with similarly afflicted people.

Dec 03 16:45

Elderly Man Evicted from His Land for Living off the Grid

Rady Ananda, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

CLASS WAR FILES: On Nov. 30, the Madison County (Indiana) Planning Commission evicted a 72-year-old man from his 38 acres, reported Wish TV.

County Prosecutor Thomas Broderick says the Alexandria resident, Richard L. Thompson, broke all kinds of laws — no electricity, no septic system, no running water, and (lions and tigers and bears!) he lived in a camper on land he bought from his parents . . .

Dec 03 16:27

WikiLeaks: More Israeli game theory warfare?

“The United States is the real victim of WikiLeaks. It’s an action aimed at discrediting them.” --Franco Frattini, Foreign Minister of Italy

The impact of the WikiLeaks release of diplomatic cables fits the behavior profile of those well versed in game theory warfare.

When Israeli mathematician Robert J. Aumann received the 2005 Nobel Prize in economic science for his work on game theory, he conceded, “the entire school of thought that we have developed here in Israel” has turned “Israel into the leading authority in this field.”

The candor of this Israeli-American offered a rare insight into an enclave long known for waging war from the shadows. Israel’s most notable success to date was “fixing” the intelligence that induced the U.S. to invade Iraq in pursuit of a geopolitical agenda long sought by Tel Aviv.

Dec 03 16:11

WIKILEAKS SHOCKER: DID ABBAS KNOW IN ADVANCE ABOUT THE DEVASTATING BLITZ ON HIS COUNTRYMEN IN GAZA?

One of the most grotesque Wikileaks revelations so far is the disclosure that Palestinian top dog (Fatah section), Mahmoud Abbas, was told in advance about the murderous assault on his countrymen in Gaza two years ago....by Stuart Littlewood.

Dec 03 16:04

VIDEO - Ron Paul With Dylan Ratigan - The Fed Works In Collusion With Goldman Sachs (MUST SEE TV)

Video - Ron Paul Makes The Goldman Sachs-Federal Reserve Connection

Excellent Clip. Watch at least the first 2 Minutes.

Dr. Paul starts out on fire.

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Dec 03 15:57

CHART: Now Even Discounted Homes Don't Sell

Now even discounted homes don't sell. Article plus 2 excellent, simple charts describing the housing mayhem.

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Dec 03 15:51

Et Tu Motorhead? - Motorhead Beats Up On Banksters In New Music Video

Relax, it's Friday.

The song is excellent, but that's not the point. It's the message. What's important and worthy of celebrating is the growing awareness of the Federal Reserve, worldwide bankster heist.

And Motorhead just made a music video about it. Even the most cynical would have to admit to the awesomeness in that.

WATCH THIS ONE

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Dec 03 14:38

WIKILEAKS SHOCKER: DID ABBAS KNOW IN ADVANCE ABOUT THE DEVASTATING BLITZ ON HIS COUNTRYMEN IN GAZA?

One of the most grotesque Wikileaks revelations so far is the disclosure that Palestinian top dog (Fatah section), Mahmoud Abbas, was told in advance about the murderous assault on his countrymen in Gaza two years ago....by Stuart Littlewood

Dec 03 13:54

I Keep Telling You It’s Getting Colder!

It’s not supposed to be so cold and snowy so early in the winter when the world is thought to be warming. Eminent scientists are not supposed to turn their backs on the lying press and government to tell us it’s getting colder, not warmer. The entire discussion has us in the Twilight Zone with the global warmers and coolers still in heated conversation. The press’s most recent broadside entitled “World warmer, short-term trends need study: report”stated:

Dec 03 13:30

Did Mahmoud Abbas know in advance about Israel's devastating blitz on Gaza?

Stuart Littlewood scents the whiff of treason in the Wikileaks disclosure that Palestinian “President” Mahmoud Abbas had been forewarned by Israel about its planned onslaught on Gaza and had failed to sound the alarm at the UN and other forums to deter Israel’s slaughter of fellow Palestinians

Dec 03 12:59

PHILIP GIRALDI : THIRTY-NINE CONGRESSMEN CAN’T BE WRONG

Netanyahu, who despises President Barack Obama, has rightly seen the cajoling by the United States as weakness and as the consequence of failure by Washington to articulate any coherent policy in the Middle East, meaning that he knows that Israel has been empowered to get away with virtually anything it might demand. Netanyahu has obligingly gone to the whack jobs and wing nuts in his own rickety right wing coalition and asked them to present him with a wish list for Washington, confident that Hanukkah has already begun and Christmas is right around the corner.

Dec 03 12:35

"GOD-TV" evangelical Christian channel funds Israeli ethnic cleansing

Neve Gordon looks at how an evangelical Christian TV channel with a viewership of nearly half a billion people, including 20 million in the USA and 14 million in Britain, is funding a project to ethnically cleanse Israel's Bedouin citizens from their ancestral land.

Dec 03 12:34

Obama's Israel policy: speak softly and carry a very big carrot

Maidhc O Cathail views US President Barack Obama's policy of solid support for Israel and the lynchpins of that policy, from Israel's fifth columnists in Congress to key Obama advisers such as Dennis Ross, described by one US official as "far more sensitive to Netanyahu’s coalition politics than to US interests".

Dec 03 12:19

Elitist Bankers and Congressional Leadership are Plotting to Stop Ron Paul

The banking elitists that were thrown billions upon billion by Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve sure don't want the real supervision that Ron Paul would bring. And they are plotting.

Dec 03 12:08

7 Really Big Holes

Spoiler ALERT -- Do not miss #7

This is pretty brilliant.

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Dec 03 12:00

25 Great TSA Cartoons - Slideshow

25 TSA CARTOONS - SLIDESHOW

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Dec 03 11:20

Why Some on the Internet Are Starting to Wonder—Is WikiLeaks for Real?

The global media is in a tizzy, repeating the same mundane, stale information from 251,287 cables released by WikiLeaks, a media organization that claims a loosely organized network of international contributors. Curiously, such publications as The New York Times, Der Spiegel, The Guardian, Le Monde and Spain's El País have carried the leaks dutifully, even though their well-policed pages are otherwise governed by highly divergent philosophies, policies and practices. Even more curiously, all news organizations repeat the same cherry-picked factoids that their ace reporters apparently culled from the documents.

Dec 03 10:35

Hundreds line up in the cold for help heating homes

Joining Eady near the front of the line that had grown to about 30 people by 7:30 was Isata Kamara, a single mom of a 3-year-old.

“My electric bill and my gas bill are going to get cut off because I don’t have the money right now,” said Kamara, who recently lost her job.

Those news reports Wednesday night showed hundreds of people who lined up around the building throughout the day on Wednesday. Channel 2 Action News reported that ambulances were called for at least two people who had difficulty dealing with Wednesday’s cold temperatures.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the beginnings of the "urban unrest" the Federal government has been preparing to suppress as it expands.

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/national-guard-training-for-riot-control-mass-detentions_06152010

Dec 03 10:24

$335,906 Is The Price Of The Constitution

When Senators give speeches, they will say that you can’t put a price on freedom. But as it turns out you can. You can actually put an exact dollar amount on the Constitution. And that amount is $335,906.

That’s the amount that Hollywood gave Senator Patrick Leahy. And in return, Leahy gave them COICA. That’s not the name of some new disease, it’s the abbreviation for Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, the biggest and more comprehensive internet censorship proposal in the history of this country.

Dec 03 10:10

Assage joined the dark side and was released from the hacker rap.

so he could play his part in the NWO disinformation game, and avoid ten years in prison...That's my theory.. He probably was told he would gain fame and fortune if he played their game.. That was the plea deal.

"Assange was born in northeast Australia in 1971 and lived a nomadic life in his early years. According to a profile of Assange in a June issue of The New Yorker, he and his mother moved 37 times before he turned 15. With conventional education rendered impossible, Assange self-taught at libraries and learned to program on early PCs.

Programming quickly became hacking once Assange got an Internet connection, and soon he was accessing government networks and bank mainframes. He was arrested in 1991 and charged with more than 30 criminal counts related to his hacking. Facing as many as 10 years in prison, Assange struck a plea deal.

Dec 03 10:04

Bernie Sanders: 'Will You Tell The American People Which Banks Got $2.2 Trillion Of Their Dollars?' Bernanke: 'No'

STOP - WATCH THIS ONE - BRILLIANT EXCHANGE

VIDEO - Sen. Bernie Sanders scolds Helicopter Ben

At the Daily Bail, we hang Federal Reserve criminals with their own words.

I PROMISE YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED BY THIS CLIP

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Dec 03 10:01

North Korea: A convenient threat for US-Japan alliance

The clearer the threat is, the more vital the alliance is. However, with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, the US-Japan alliance lost its common enemy.

Combined with the economic conflicts between Japan and the US, the US was compelled to find a specific threat for the US-Japan alliance as soon as possible.

By doing so, it could end the belief in Japan that an alliance with the US was no longer needed after the Cold War, and make the Japanese feel that they were facing a threat that they could handle alone.

Dec 03 09:58

You Won't Believe What Bernanke Said About Bailouts At His 2005 Confirmation Hearings

I can't spoil the surprise.

The Chairman's words have never been cheaper.

We deserve better.

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Dec 03 09:26

No Room at the Inn – Not even a TARP

The president demonstrated new heights of indifference toward the people in his handling of the mortgage relief program made a part of the Trouble Asset Relief Program (TARP).

Citizens paid the full share for TARP and were to get a modest proportion. That’s not the case. The November 2010 Congressional Budget Office Report on TARP was just issued. It showed that the funds for home mortgage assistance programs would be reduced from $50 billion to $12 billion, as reported in the Huffington Post.

Dec 03 06:31

Jonathan Kay Attacks a "Truther" to Introduce His Own Foxified Account of the 9/11 Attacks

Jonathan Kay has made it an issue of national news in The National Post that my graduate student, Joshua Blakeney, is the proud winner of the Queen Elizabeth II scholarship for academic excellence. This award will help Joshua in supporting his research for his MA thesis on the academic controversies surrounding the background, substance, and outgrowths of the events of September 11, 2001.

The Editor of The National Post was in a conflict of interest when he wrote the story on my graduate student's scholarship without revealing that Mr. Kay too has an externally-funded agenda of research and publication on 9/11. Moreover, Mr. Kay misrepresented my graduate student's thesis subject by planting the disinformation that "Washington did 9/11." The point of Mr. Blakeney's thesis, as we have discussed it so far, is to evaluate the academic literature on the contested events of 9/11, not to jump immediately to the needed outcome of an empirically-verifiable alternative to the current unsupported and unsupportable government conspiracy theory. Such a needed outcome will require much more than the forthcoming MA thesis by my gifted and hard working graduate student.

Dec 03 06:27

Is the State of Emergency Superseding the US Constitution? Continuity of Government Planning, War and American Society

Perhaps the most significant domestic product from Cheney’s trimester mirabilis was the Patriot Act of October 25, 2001. Congress was given only one week to pass this 340-page bill, which in the opinion of researchers “was already written and ready to go long before September 11th.”18 In 2007 the Justice Department acknowledged that FBI agents had abused the Patriot Act more than 1000 times.

We should not forget that the Patriot Act was only passed after lethal weapons-grade anthrax letters were mailed to two crucial Democratic Senators – Senators Daschle and Leahy – who had initially questioned the bill. After the anthrax letters, however, they withdrew their initial opposition.19 Someone – we still do not know who – must have planned those anthrax letters well in advance. We should not forget either that some government experts initially blamed the attacks on Iraq. Much later, referring to Fort Detrick, Salon reporter Glenn Greenwald pointed out that “the same Government lab where the anthrax attacks themselves came from was the same place where the false reports originated that blamed those attacks on Iraq.”20

Dec 03 05:27

Madoff Trustee Sues JPMorgan For $6.4 Billion: "They Were At The Very Center Of Madoff Fraud"

Bloomberg -- The trustee liquidating Bernard Madoff’s former investment firm SUED JPMorgan Chase & Co. for $6.4 billion over claims the bank aided and abetted FRAUD.

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Dec 03 05:23

Lawyer Kurt Haskell, one of his potential victims, says Underwear Bomber is a "mere patsy"

It has been nearly nine months since Lori and I were almost killed by the Underwear Bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. For the first few months, Lori and I were very vocal over the media blackout and corresponding cover up to the real story of the Christmas Day events. If anyone is not familiar with our experience, our story can be read here in this blog. For the past few months, we have chosen to sit back and watch as the trial, or lack thereof, plays out in the courthouse we regularly practice in. While the media blackout to the true events continues, the failed attack on our credibility has been replaced with deafening silence as to our eyewitness account. To us, this matter has never been about seeking vengeance against the Underwear Bomber. When taking our eyewitness account and adding it to the small amount of honest facts that have come out, one can only recognize the Underwear Bomber as a mere patsy. It is quite shocking that, thus far, the Underwear Bomber hasn't been forever silenced as other patsies that have come before him. What has led me to write this update is the following article:

Dec 03 03:58

Report: Homeland Security Compiling TSA Enemies List

One concern expressed repeatedly is the notion that the TSA, not content to trample on just the Fourth Amendment rights of Americans, is now moving to stifle the right to free speech as well. “The First Amendment is in more serious jeopardy than one might have previously imagined,” noted author Edward Cline, a contributing editor to Family Security Matters.

“Do not cave in to the TSA’s 'conditioning' to make your silence a measure of normalcy,” Cline concluded. “The government’s intention is to inure Americans to living in a state of obedient and submissive servitude.”

Dec 03 01:18

ZAHIR EBRAHIM: WIKILEAKS AND IMPERIAL MOBILIZATION

In order to comprehend the ostensibly bizarre Wikileaks phenomena that is continually in the news these days, it is essential to first comprehend the concept of the ‘Mighty Wurlitzer’.

It used to be the honorific of Frank Wisner, the first chief of political warfare for the Central Intelligence Agency, used to describe the C.I.A.’s plethora of front organizations and newsmedia stooges that he was capable of playing (like a great organ with many keyboards) for synthesizing any propaganda tune that was needed for the day. More details may be gleaned in the disclosures of Operation Mockingbird.

Dec 03 01:14

Japan Confirms Detection of Avian Flu In Dead Birds

23,000 chickens to be slaughtered in Shimane after avian flu detected in dead birds

The Shimane Prefectural Government began to slaughter over 23,000 chickens at a poultry farm in the prefecture on Nov. 30 after five found dead there the previous day tested positive for highly-pathogenic avian flu, officials said.

This is the first time that the authorities have slaughtered farm animals before confirming they are infected with such a virus in full-scale tests. It is expected to take a few days for the prefectural government to complete the cull.

The prefectural government is also set to ban the transfer of chickens as well as chicken meat and eggs within a 10-kilometer radius from the poultry farm, an area that includes part of Tottori Prefecture.

Dec 03 00:42

Keiser Report 100: Centurion Nails Bankster’s Coffin

This time Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at Crash JP Morgan Buy Silver video contributors being mobbed by fans after appearing on the Keiser Report. We also look at the scandals of Hillary Clinton stealing credit card numbers and senior bondholders taking no haircut. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to Gonzalo Lira about the Irish debt crisis.

Dec 02 21:26

“Unconstitutional” food bill driven by Big Food lobby dollars

Rady Ananda, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

While over 200 organizations lobbied on the Food Safety Modernization Act (S.510), no one seemed to notice an unconstitutional section in the bill until after it passed on Tuesday.

That day, Roll Call advised that the bill contained a provision, Sec. 107, allowing the Senate to raise revenues. This violates Article I, Section 7, of the U.S. Constitution, granting that power exclusively to the House. S.510 opponents now celebrate the House’s use of the “blue slip process” to return the bill to the Senate.

The Alliance for Natural Health figures that . . .

Dec 02 21:04

ANTOINE RAFFOUL – STOP WAR CRIMINALS FROM VISITING THE UK

We join our friends at The Palestine Solidarity Campaign in issuing this message to all our friends and supporters to enlist their energies to stop the attempts by the UK Government to introduce delaying tactics which will ensure that suspected war criminals visiting this country and allowing them to parade themselves freely without fear of being dragged and paraded into a British court to face charges for war crimes committed elsewhere.

Dec 02 21:02

WIKILEAKS AND THE NEW GLOBAL ORDER

In the cables sent from Tel Aviv, a similar fatalism reigns. The possibility that Israel might go it alone and attack Iran is contemplated as though it were an event Washington has no hope of preventing. US largesse of billions of dollars in annual aid and military assistance to Israel appears to confer zero leverage on its ally’s policies.

Dec 02 20:59

CHILDREN OF CATASTROPHE: JOURNEY FROM A PALESTINIAN REFUGEE CAMP TO AMERICA [BOOK REVIEW]

Jamal Kanj, an engineer by training, takes the reader through a detailed, personal account of life in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon. Often with meticulous (sometimes overly so) detail, the author focuses on the elements of refugee life which are hard to fathom for those unfamiliar with the density and poor conditions associated with camp life.

Dec 02 20:56

GHOSTS OF ISRAEL’S PAST AND FUTURE

Documents about the 1967 Arab-Israeli war will, therefore, remain classified until 2037, while anything related to the 1982 siege of Beirut will remain off-limits until 2052. Records of Yasser Arafat’s 2004 death will not be opened until 2074 while Israeli archives of what happened in Beirut on that fateful day in February 2005, when a massive bomb killed Lebanon’s Prime Minister Rafiq al-Hariri, will hauntingly remain labeled “top secret”" until 2075.

Dec 02 19:35

Federal Reserve Bank (a private bank) Doled Out 9 Trillion in Buyouts (not Bailouts)

Under orders from Congress, the Federal Reserve finally had to tell Americans, that they gave a whopping nine trillion dollars in short term loans to eighteen different financial institutions during the peak of the financial crisis. AlterNet's Zach Carter breaks down these new findings.

Dec 02 19:28

Camden City Council Pushes Ahead With Massive Police And Fire Layoffs

Camden City Council, as expected, voted Thursday to lay off almost 400 workers, half of them police officers and firefighters, to bridge a $26.5 million deficit.

That’s about a quarter of the city’s entire work force.

Five members of City Council voted unanimously to approve the layoff plan — two other members were absent. The cuts take effect in mid-January.

walco Camden City Council Approves Massive Police And Fire LayoffsExactly how many city workers will be affected is still an open question, although nearly half the city’s police and a third of the firefighters are slated to go...

Dec 02 19:26

SeaWorld cuts 350 jobs, including more than 100 from Busch Gardens

SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment is planning to eliminate hundreds of jobs, with more than 100 of them coming from Busch Gardens.

The company confirmed the layoffs shortly after noon Thursday, calling it a "restructuring," which will allow the parks to allow them to operate more efficiently.

Officials said the cuts affect less than 2 percent of its workforce.

The company said it will eliminate 350 jobs around the country. A report earlier Thursday said that will include 129 jobs at SeaWorld's Orlando parks...

Dec 02 19:24

NASA Discovery Redefines Life As We Know It

On Thursday December 2nd, NASA held a press conference regarding breakthroughs in the field of astrobiology. The findings were startling to say the least.

Felisa Wolf-Simon is a NASA astrobiology research fellow for the US Geological Survey in Menlo Park, California. Felisa Is part of a research team whose recent discoveries regarding an enigmatic little bacterium have at the very least redefined the term “habitable”. The discovery surrounds an almost alien microbe systematically named GFAJ-1 whose very existence is an enigma.

Dec 02 19:23

US Dollar rises: Thanks a bunch Europe!


Critics who worried that QE2 would crush the dollar have been silenced.

Not that we should create glory out of a very bad global situation , (*but we are really living large now , aren't we , gang ? )

Dec 02 18:12

How to resign from the club

Breaking up the euro area
How to resign from the club
The barriers to leaving are high but could still be crawled over by a country determined to leave

The idea of breaking up the currency zone raises at least three questions. First, why would a country choose to leave? Second, how would a country manage the switch to a new currency? Third—and perhaps most important—would leavers be better off outside the euro than inside it?

The main reason why a country might choose to leave the euro is to regain the monetary independence it sacrificed on joining and to set monetary policy to suit its own economic conditions.

Dec 02 16:14

Nigeria to charge Dick Cheney in $180 million bribery case, issue Interpol arrest warrant

The energy services company Dick Cheney ran prior to becoming Vice President of the United States was atop the tongue of liberals each time it was awarded a contract in Iraq.

Now the company's name, Halliburton, is being spoken somewhere else: Nigeria.

According to a story filed late Wednesday, Cheney will be indicted in a Nigerian bribery case as part of an investigation into an alleged $180 million bribery scandal.

Dec 02 15:48

Sheila Bair: DEBT PARTY USA

This one sorta speaks for itself.

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Dec 02 15:44

Grayson - Has Anyone Seen Our $1,000,000,000,000?

You probably shouldn't skip this story.

VIDEO - Alan Grayson DESTROYS Federal Reserve Vice-Chair Donald Kohn

"Where is the $1 Trillion, Mr. Kohn?"

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Dec 02 15:37

Vatican Scientists Urge Support For Engineered Crops

Scientists have both the right and a moral duty to be “stewards of God” by genetically modifying crops to help the world’s poor, scientific advisers to the Vatican said this week.

In a statement condemning opposition to GM crops in rich countries as unjustified, a group of scientists including leading members of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences is demanding a relaxation of “excessive, unscientific regulations” for approving GM crops, saying that these prevent development of crops for the “public good”.

Dec 02 15:18

Canada - What Really Happened Wiki

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Wow!

Dec 02 15:03

MUST SEE - Chris Whalen With Dylan Ratigan: "The Fed Let The Real Economy Go To Hell"

STOP...WATCH THIS ONE

For those who don't know, Chris Whalen is the best, most honest, most intelligent banking analyst in the U.S. He used to work for Treasury and he absolutely HATES Tim Geithner (more on that story another time). It's an anti-Fed tour de force.

"Goldman Sachs would have gone bankrupt without the bailout. No question. The Fed took care of the speculators and let the real economy go to hell."

BRILLIANT CLIP - BERNANKE GETS ANNIHILATED

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Dec 02 14:27

Controversial Drug Given to All Guantanamo Detainees Akin to “Pharmacologic Waterboarding”

The Defense Department forced all “war on terror” detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison to take a high dosage of a controversial antimalarial drug, mefloquine, an act that an Army public health physician called “pharmacologic waterboarding.”

The US military administered the drug despite Pentagon knowledge that mefloquine caused severe neuropsychiatric side effects, including suicidal thoughts, hallucinations and anxiety. The drug was used on the prisoners whether they had malaria or not.

The revelation, which has not been previously reported, was buried in documents publicly released by the Defense Department (DoD) two years ago as part of the government’s investigation into the June 2006 deaths of three Guantanamo detainees.

Dec 02 12:42

California Approves Pesticide with KNOWN links to Cancer, Eugenics Operation Continues

Officials in California have approved a toxic pesticide to be used in fruit and vegetable farms throughout the state. Officials have made California the 47th state to approve a known toxin to be sprayed on our fruits and vegetables.

The pesticide, methyl iodide, will be used as a replacement for methyl bromide which has destroyed the Earth’s ozone layer.

That’s right, strawberries from California will be laced with a pesticide that causes cancer. Why is a pesticide that is on the list of known cancer causing chemicals being approved for use on our food supply?

Dec 02 12:36

Fed wants to strip a key protection for homeowners

Americans continue to lose their homes in record numbers, the Federal Reserve is considering making it much harder for homeowners to stop foreclosures and escape predatory home loans with onerous terms.

The Fed's proposal to amend a 42-year-old provision of the federal Truth in Lending Act has angered labor, civil rights and consumer advocacy groups along with a slew of foreclosure defense attorneys.

Since 1968, the Truth in Lending Act has given homeowners the right to cancel, or rescind illegal loans for up to three years after the transaction was completed if the buyer wasn't provided with proper disclosures at the time of closing.

Attorneys at AARP have used the rescission clause for decades to protect older homeowners stuck in predatory loans with costly terms. The provision is also helping struggling homeowners to fight a wave of foreclosure cases in which faulty and sometimes-fraudulent disclosures were used.

The violations must be of a material nature to invalidate a loan under the extended-rescission clause. To do so, homeowners — usually those facing financial problems or foreclosure — hire an attorney to scour their mortgage documents for possible violations regarding the actual cost of the loan or payment terms.

Dec 02 11:42

Raw Story: TSA Frisks Groom Children to Cooperate With Sex Predators, Abuse Expert Says

An expert in the fight against child sexual abuse is raising the alarm about a technique the TSA is reportedly using to get children to co-operate with airport pat-downs: calling it a “game”.

Ken Wooden, founder of Child Lures Prevention, says the TSA’s recommendation that children be told the pat-down is a “game” is potentially putting children in danger.

THE TSA ARE GETTING OUR CHILDREN READY FOR SEXUAL ABUSE!

Dec 02 11:40

NASA: Are Aliens Among Us? ‘Sort Of’

Alien life has been among us all along, according to new biological findings announced by NASA Thursday.

Research conducted by biochemist Dr. Felisa Wolfe-Simon from the U.S. Geological Survey has turned the quest for alien life on its ear, suggesting that phosphorous — which is found in every living thing — is not necessarily the only sign of life. Wolfe-Simon will explain the findings at a hotly anticipated NASA press conference today at 2 p.m.

After a two-year study at California’s Mono Lake, near Yosemite National Park, Wolfe-Simon found that a bug will grow in the presence of the toxic chemical arsenic when only slight traces of phosphorous are present. I

Dec 02 11:38

Orphanage Used As Big Pharma Testing Ground For HIV Aids Medicine

This article deals with pharmaceutical abuse in a children’s home in NYC. This piece was investigated and written in summer through winter of 2003 and published in January 2004, with occasional updates. The story broke wide in early 2004, with coverage in the New York Post and the New York Press. It served as the basis of investigation for the BBC film “Guinea Pig Kids,” and has prompted further investigation by the Associated Press – as well as a pointed attack by the New York Times. The investigation is ongoing.

Introduction:

Dec 02 11:14

The Shrink Wrapped and Processed Formica Life.

For some years, maybe around five of them, I’ve been expecting war on Iran; a major or series of major false flag events, assassinations, world upheaval, earthquakes, super storms, tidal waves and any and all of the collection of possibilities that are bandied about in the alternative press. If these things were supposed to happen, something is holding them back. There is a degree of uproar going on around the world and all of that is connected to the psychopathic behavior of bankers and we are hoping they get their just reward sooner rather than later.

Dec 02 09:14

Nigeria to charge Dick Cheney in $180 million bribery case, issue Interpol arrest warrant

The company that Vice President Dick Cheney ran prior to becoming Vice President of the United States was atop the tongue of every liberal each time his company was awarded a contract in Iraq.

Now the company's name is being spoken somewhere else: Nigeria.

Dec 02 08:46

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has close links to the Economist, controlled by the Rothschild banking family

Is a false flag bank run hyped by the banker’s media and carried out by a Rothschild operative being planned to rob millions and to implement emergency laws?

Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder who plans to leak bank documents that will take down "one or two“ major banks according to Forbes, has won an award from the Economist, a magazine belonging to the Economist group, half of which is owned by the Financial times, a subsidiary of Pearson PLC. A group of independent shareholders, including many members of the staff and the Rothschild banking family of England.

Dec 02 08:21

Less Money Brings More Problems

How can the U.S. economy hope to “recover” if Americans have less money to spend? Tens of millions of Americans are going into 2011 scared to death about losing their jobs. Most of them know if they do lose their job that they have a very slim chance of finding another one...

Dec 02 08:04

Goldman Sachs Regularly Borrowed From 2 Different FED Emergency Loan Programs, Topping $24 Billion, Yet It Was NEVER Disclosed In Quarterly SEC Filings

“None of them would have survived,” without government help, Geithner said.

Stealth Bailout Totals For Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley & JP Morgan...

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Dec 02 07:10

'Bernanke Was Liquefying The World'

AWESOME CLIP - CNBC'S STEVE LIESMAN & DAVID FABER - RUNS 2 MINUTES

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Dec 02 07:05

Fed's Emergency Borrowers Included Foreign Banks, Goldman Sachs, GE, McDonalds, PIMCO & Michael Dell

That's just a PARTIAL list - There are hundreds more recipients.

And by the way, Bernie Sanders is now on the Bernanke war path. Big Time.

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Dec 02 07:00

THE FRAUDULENT RESERVE: Ron Paul Says Bernanke 'Is Out of Control' & The FED Must Be Stopped

VIDEO - An ANGRY Ron Paul on the Bernanke Bailout

AIRED YESTERDAY - EXCELLENT CLIP -

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Dec 02 06:42

Recommended Retreat Areas

Dec 02 06:33

Food Storage For Cavemen and Women

Pass the Wooly Mammoth please!

Dec 02 06:27

A Real Emergency Fund

Dec 02 06:20

Tighter food supplies, high prices to persist

Svetlana Kovalyova
Reuters

World food prices are set to remain high in 2011/12 with supplies tightening and demand running strong, the United Nations' food agency economist told Reuters on Wednesday after a new jump in prices.

"The chances of prices to remain high and extremely volatile well into 2011/12 are stronger than ever," FAO's economist Abdolreza Abbassian told Reuters in a telephone interview . . .

Dec 02 04:24

The naked emperor

The leaked cables prove that Europe - never impervious to self-ridicule - was already being marginalized during the Bush era, and more so now with Obama concentrating on Asia-Pacific. As for the bulk of what has been leaked so far, especially on Iran and the movers and shakers in the Persian Gulf, it is barely disguised US/Israeli propaganda.

Not accidentally, many a global headline is beating the same drum along the lines of "Israel greets WikiLeaks cables as vindication of its Iran policy". An overall assessment of the leaked cables reveals that as much as Israel and the powerful US Israel lobby worked overtime to bring about the invasion and destruction of Iraq, it is doubling the bet to do exactly the same regarding Iran. Attention should be paid to a cable warning that "elegant and seductive" Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "never keeps his promises". As in: no halt to settlements in the West Bank, and let's bomb, bomb Iran.

Dec 02 03:04

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has close links to the Economist, controlled by the Rothschild banking family

If Assange were a real activist, he would not be getting any coverage from the mainstream media, let alone so headlines every day in every well known corporate media outlet. The alleged hide and seek between Assange and the US government as well as Interpol is played out on the theatrical stage of the world’s media when it is well known the US government and Interpol can arrest anyone they want virtually any time they want given their immense resources.

Dec 02 02:52

Exclusive: TSA frisks groom children to cooperate with sex predators, abuse expert says

An expert in the fight against child sexual abuse is raising the alarm about a technique the TSA is reportedly using to get children to co-operate with airport pat-downs: calling it a "game".

Ken Wooden, founder of Child Lures Prevention, says the TSA's recommendation that children be told the pat-down is a "game" is potentially putting children in danger.

Telling a child that they are engaging in a game is "one of the most common ways" that sexual predators use to convince children to engage in inappropriate contact, Wooden told Raw Story.

Children "don't have the sophistication" to distinguish between a pat-down carried out by an airport security officer and an assault by a sexual predator, he said.

Dec 02 02:43

S 510 Food Safety bill now dead in the water due to blue slip mistake

(NaturalNews) It is now being revealed that US Senators slipped up in a big way when passing the Food Safety Modernization Act on Tuesday: They added what are effectively "new taxes" into the bill, and according to the U.S. Constitution, only the House of Representatives can initiate legislation requiring new taxes.

Thus, the House is now obliged to give this food safety legislation the so-called "blue slip," meaning that it rejects the law and sends it back to the Senate for yet another vote. This would take time and effort, of course, and the Democrats have very little of either remaining in their lame duck session.

Dec 02 02:09

World Aids Day Flashback: Orphanage Used As Big Pharma Testing Ground For HIV Aids Medicine

In New York’s Washington Heights is a 4-story brick building called Incarnation Children’s Center (ICC). This former convent houses a revolving stable of children who’ve been removed from their own homes by the Agency for Child Services. These children are black, Hispanic and poor. Many of their mothers had a history of drug abuse and have died. Once taken into ICC, the children become subjects of drug trials sponsored by NIAID (National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Disease, a division of the NIH), NICHD (the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) in conjunction with some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies – GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Genentech, Chiron/Biocine and others.

Dec 02 00:55

Czars and Broken Down American Empire Deceptions

Nov-17-2010
Czars and Broken Down American Empire Deceptions
Tommy Tucci for Salem-News.com
"Nation of Laws Revoked
The U.S. a totalitarian autocratic state that cannot be disputed as we take a look at two unaccountable criminal [10] Czars.
TSA Janet Napiltano and collusion with Homeland Security Czar and exclusive rep for Rapiscan 'Cancer Scanning' airport machines Michael Chertoff. Two Czars out of the total 35 operating above the U.S. Constitution, and Articles Bill of Rights to the detriment and against the will of all U.S. citizens. State of New Jersey files lawsuit against TSA [11] [15]

Dec 02 00:32

The ICC Investigation – Interview with Dr. Katherine Painter - Child Test Subjects!

In May 2003, I began my investigation of the Incarnation Children’s Center (ICC), an orphanage in New York City’s Washington Heights that was being used by government (N.I.H.) and pharmaceutical companies as a test center for the standard AIDS drugs – AZT and its analogs, Nevirapine, and the various protease inhibitors. ICC received funding from both government and corporate sponsors to enroll its wards, primarily abandoned children of drug (crack cocaine and heroin) abusers, in NIH clinical trials(1). What follows in this series are five excerpts of my October, 2003 interview with ICC’s medical director Dr. Katherine Painter. In the interview, Dr. Painter provides information about:

1. Who gets into ICC and why.

Dec 01 23:16

THE UNITED STATES HAS LONG SUPPORTED BRUTAL REGIMES AROUND THE WORLD: PROF. ROBERT JENSEN

There is nothing unusual about the U.S. government backing nations that engage in crimes and abuses of power; the United States has long supported corrupt and brutal regimes around the world. U.S. policymakers don’t make decisions based on humanitarian grounds. They want to extend and deepen, or at least maintain U.S. power, and those policymakers believe Israel is useful in that regard......Prof. Robert Jensen

Dec 01 22:49

Wikileaks Leaks Toxic Acid in Every Direction, Except to Israel

Let us ponder for a second about the meaning of ‘leaking’. When something is leaking, it is usually understood that some fluid substance that is supposed to be flowing in a certain direction, is escaping from its designed route because of a defect in the structure that was built to guide it. Usually, if you have a leaking pipe in your water system, your main problem is that you are unable to control the flow of it, and water goes into directions where you don’t want it to be going.

Dec 01 22:47

THE FOLLY OF THE ISRAELI AND ARAB APPROACH TO IRAN AND IS WIKILEAKS BEING MANIPULATED BY AN INTELLIGENCE SERVICE?

Alan Hart: - Is Wikileaks being manipulated by an intelligence service? Which party benefited most from the first two days of Wikileaks revelations? The obvious answer is the Zionist state of Israel.

Dec 01 22:28

U.S IS RESPONSIBLE FOR EGYPT ‘S ELECTION JOKE

Khalid Amayreh: The American-funded and American-backed tyranny in Egypt is very much reminiscent to US backing of the Shah’s regime in Iran prior to the Islamic revolution in 1978.

Dec 01 22:03

Federal Reserve Gave 9 Trillion Worth of Emergency Loans to Major Banks At Near Zero Interest Rates

Today, the private Federal Reserve was forced to reveal that they loaned upwards of 9 trillion dollars to major financial institutions in emergency overnight loans. These loans were done in complete secret, used to “save” the economy, which had slip into a deep staged economic depression.

Most of the money has been paid back, yet the interest rates that these major institutions received were near ZERO. That’s right, The Federal Reserve bailed out their partners on Wall Street at near zero interests rates while everyday American citizens have been continually blasted by high interests rates around every corner.

Dec 01 21:12

Putin’s Chekhovian Sang-froid on WikiLeaks

In a brief video clip from the interview posted online by CNN, Mr. Putin also invoked the conspiracy theorists, like Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who have suggested that the leaks might have been part of an American plot, before adding that the release of the cables was "not a catastrophe." He said:

Some experts believe that someone is deceiving WikiLeaks - their reputation is being undermined, to use them for their political purposes.... If it is not so, then it tells us that it is necessary for the diplomatic services to be more attentive to their cables. Such leaks occurred before, in previous times, so this is no catastrophe, I don't see this as being a catastrophe.

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