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Jul 28 13:44

Centralized info on Kalamazoo River oil spill

Kalamazoo River oil spill
A Michigan environmental disaster

Articles, videos, local pictures.
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Note that volunteers ignorantly are NOT protecting themselves from the oil.

Jul 28 12:51

Ethnic cleansing in the Israeli Negev

Neve Gordon recounts his experience of visiting the Israeli Arab village of Al-Arakib moments after it had been razed to the ground by the Israeli authorities, in the latest example of ethnic cleansing in the Negev desert.

Jul 28 11:01

Explosion on energy pipeline in southeast Texas

Sheriff's officials also say residents should avoid creating sparks in the area.

Jul 28 11:00

Disputed chemical bisphenol-A found in paper receipts

By Lyndsey Layton

As lawmakers and health experts wrestle over whether a controversial chemical, bisphenol-A, should be banned from food and beverage containers, a new analysis by an environmental group suggests Americans are being exposed to BPA through another, surprising route: paper receipts.

The Environmental Working Group found BPA on 40 percent of the receipts it collected from supermarkets, automated teller machines, gas stations and chain stores. In some cases, the total amount of BPA on the receipt was 1,000 times the amount found in the epoxy lining of a can of food, another controversial use of the chemical.

Jul 28 10:45

Oil spewing from well near Louisiana marsh

Adding insult to the Gulf's injury, an oil platform hit by a tugboat early Tuesday is now spewing oil and natural gas near a Louisiana marsh area. Boom placed around 100-foot-high plume; tugboat hit well, officials say. While there was no estimate of how much oil was gushing, officials said the mile-long slick it created was small compared with the Gulf spill. The oil and gas is shooting up 100 feet into the air, officials said, as a private contractor was called in to try to cap the well. While small in size, the spill weighed heavy on locals. "We cannot catch a break," Deano Bonano, Jefferson Parish emergency management director, said in a note to parish officials.

Jul 28 08:47

The TSA’s Port-o-Porns: Ogling You Everywhere, Not Just at Airports

Ergo, we might suppose that when the agency finishes converting airports into porn palaces, it will enjoy enough involuntary strippers to glut even its most demanding degenerates.

Alas, no.

Catch this bombshell at Government Security News’ website: "…the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)" – among whose bureaucracies the TSA lurks – "is now interested in acquiring portable versions of [whole-body scanners], which could be transported anywhere to quickly establish ‘high throughput security checkpoints.’" Emphasis despairingly added.

Jul 28 08:24

WikiLeaks - What Leaks?

Uh-O. Lookee here....Wikileaks 'reveal' that Bin Laden was being tracked through Pakistan:

"In August 2006, a US intelligence report placed Bin Laden at a meeting in Quetta, over the border in Pakistan. It said he and others - including the Taliban leader, Mullah Omar - were organising suicide attacks in Afghanistan."

So there it is. That evil fiend, Bin Laden, is not dead (as most people who follow the information believe). He is alive and well and organising Al Qaeda, or is it the Taliban, to carry out suicide bombings against our boys in Afghanistan.

Well, now we know.

Don't we?

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I have maintained suspicion about these guys from the get go.

Jul 28 08:22

Time for the Palestinians to call Israel’s bluff?

Could it be that a most explicit Palestinian calling of Israel’s bluff would create the understanding needed in America to free up President Obama (after the mid-term elections in November, of course) to take on and defeat the Zionist lobby, for the sake of peace in the Middle East and best protecting America’s own real interests in the region and the wider Muslim world?

Jul 28 08:19

Chas Freeman : “Israel; Asset or Liability?”

In the words of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who is credited with masterminding the 9/11 attacks, their purpose was to focus "the American people ... on the atrocities that America is committing by supporting Israel against the Palestinian people …."

Jul 28 08:16

The Establishment Protection Act

We call this legislation the Establishment Protection Act because that is exactly what it is intended to do. Politicians will do anything they can to avoid being held accountable to their constituents for their actions during the legislative season. Any organization that challenges the status quo will come under greater scrutiny than those that endorse the status quo—and that will make donors to such groups targets for harassment and intimidation.

Jul 28 07:28

Maybe they are Right, Despite the Evidence, Is that True?

It’s time to take this slur of anti-Semitism and say it’s a badge of honor and say that at least you’re not a slave to their obvious lies and only a fool or a coward cares what anyone calls them, when you can prove the truth that you don’t care what they pretend they are, you just care about what they do …and that they are not Semitic anyway that the Palestinians are the original inhabitants of the land and that the DNA tests prove it so call me what you like and that power is on the way to being turned against them and nail them on what is provably true and write and sing and say it, because what use is your life anyway, if you live in subjugation to them? Is it going to improve for you? Is that their intention? That’s not what they do.

Jul 28 05:07

Jailhouse Letter from Ed Steele Explains How He Was Framed

After being held incommunicado for nearly a month, Idaho attorney Edgar Steele was finally able to get a letter out of the Spokane County Jail, where he is being held on shaky federal charges of “murder for hire.” He maintains that a confidential informant (CI) in the feds’ employ lied to the authorities regarding the alleged plot in order to cover up the theft of tens of thousands of dollars in silver coins the CI had stolen from Steele sometime earlier.

In addition to being an outspoken foe of the Israeli state and the Anti-Defamation League, Steele has spent the last half of his law career defending—often pro bono—the politically incorrect and especially those charged with “hate crimes,” thereby creating a case history that evidently has made him a federal target...

Jul 28 04:22

Chas Freeman – Nixon Center debate, “Israel; Asset or Liability?”

Is Israel a strategic asset or liability for the United States?

Interesting question. We must thank the Nixon Center for asking it. In my view, there are many reasons for Americans to wish the Jewish state well. Under current circumstances, strategic advantage for the United States is not one of them. If we were to reverse the question, however, and to ask whether the United States is a strategic asset or liability for Israel, there would be no doubt about the answer.

Jul 27 21:26

WIKILEAKS/WIKIPEDIA: TRUTH serving LIES (with CIA/MOSSAD oversight)

"All this 'whistleblowing' does little other than serve the interests of the US possibly expanding their war... We know that the powers-that-be are determined to control both sides of every argument. They lead the opposition against themselves. That's why "Stop The War" will not even MENTION 9/11 Truth and exclude from the ranks of their leadership anyone who wants to raise reasonable questions about the events of 9/11...

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is 'annoyed' by 9/11 truth. That there IN ITSELF makes him, to any sensible person, a placeman of the security services."

Jul 27 20:26

Official cover-up begins: Costco Shooting Inquest Postponed Indefinitely

Costco Shooting Inquest Postponed Indefinitely
Delay Needed For Further Investigation, Officials Say
UPDATED: 4:54 pm PDT July 27, 2010
LAS VEGAS -- In a surprising announcement Tuesday, the Clark County coroner’s office said it was postponing the inquest into the shooting death of a man by police outside a Summerlin Costco.
The inquest had been scheduled for Sept. 3 but has been delayed indefinitely, Coroner Mike Murphy told FOX5.
Clark County District Attorney David Roger said his office needs more time to go through all of the evidence, including a number of witness statements.

Jul 27 20:16

Alan Hart: Time for the Palestinians to call Israel’s bluff?

Special to My Catbird Seat

Defenders of Israel right or wrong continue to assert that the absence of peace is all the fault of the Palestinians.

Jul 27 18:56

Philip Weiss: Let the apologies to Goldstone begin

I missed this. After the Israelis came out with their lame investigation saying that they would indict several officers and soldiers in four cases arising from the Gaza conflict of ’08-’09, a fairminded South African columnist, Allister Sparks, published an important piece a few days ago, calling on South African rabbis to apologize to Judge Richard Goldstone for slamming Goldstone’s report last year.

Jul 27 16:15

High levels of benzene, health hazard in Michigan now

Chemical benzene could post health hazard for humans and wildlife alike in Kalamazoo River oil spill
Updated: Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 4:52 PM
Kathy Jessup | Kalamazoo Gazette
LANSING — State environmental experts are advising the public to stay clear of a 15-miles stretch of the Kalamazoo River contaminated by 840,000 gallons of crude oil from a ruptured pipeline Monday near Marshall.
Officials said Tuesday that high levels of benzene, a potentially harmful chemical released from the oil, could pose a health hazard to humans who come in contact with the water or breath in the fumes.
Wildlife experts also are warning the public not to handle wildlife coated with the oil, saying improper treatment could be harmful to the animals and humans.

Jul 27 15:57

Senators press potential BP-Lockerbie link, hearing scheduled for Thursday

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) repeated Monday that pressure from BP might have led to the early release of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbasset al-Megrahi from prison.

Jul 27 15:19

Oil spill could reach Lake Michigan by Sunday

Battle Creek area residents are being warned to stay away from the Kalamazoo River because of a major oil spill.

An estimated 840,000 gallons of oil leaked into a creek Monday that feeds into the river.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama had 400 days to get the Minerals Management Service to do the job they are supposed to do. And he failed. And this is the result.

Jul 27 13:59

Black Sea US military build-up, missiles in Romania, radar in Israel

Monday, July 26, 2010
SENTAKU MAGAZINE
Black Sea challenge by U.S. set to keep Russia on edge
Romania is ready to accept deployment of 20 SM-3 anti-ballistic missile units, currently installed on American naval vessels with the Aegis Combat System. These missiles could later be replaced with the more advanced terminal high altitude area defense (THAAD) missiles. They will also be deployed in Bulgaria.
Meanwhile, it has become more likely that the X-band radar system, which the U.S. originally planned to install in the Czech Republic, will be set up in Israel.

Jul 27 13:44

Obama Missing Historic Boy Scout Jamboree for Fundraisers, 'View' Taping

President Obama will make history as the first sitting president on a daytime talk show when he visits with the ladies of "The View." But he'll be missing out on another historic occasion -- the Boy Scouts' Jamboree marking the group's 100th anniversary, right in the president's backyard...

Jul 27 13:12

Israel’s secret police exposed

The arrest by Israel’s internal security service, the Shin Bet, of an Israeli Jew accused of killing at least four Palestinians has thrown a rare light on the secret police, including attempts by one of its agents to enlist the accused to assassinate a Palestinian spiritual leader, Jonathan Cook reports.

Jul 27 11:37

Rigel Well : Feds Explanation Of Sea Floor Leaks Don’t Add Up

BP Gulf Oil Spill Seeps Mapped In Google Earth – Feds Explanation Of Sea Floor Leaks Don’t Add Up
Posted by Alexander Higgins - July 26, 2010 at 7:13 pm -
Here is the smoking gun that proves either the newly found leaks aren’t coming from the Rigel Well or they are but only developed after BP capped the leaking well.
Consider this view of the Rigel Well and the BP Well in the Google Earth model.

Jul 27 11:31

Irish Firm Gambles on Animal Extinction of Animals Effected by the BP Oil Disaster

The life, luxury, and mind-set of an "Irish Suicide Banker" and "Suicide Speculator".

Here's the site that has the "Animal Extinction Index" on it. Speculate away, you sick f*cks.

Jul 27 11:21

When Globalism Runs Its Course ... The Year America Dissolved

The Roman Empire lasted for centuries. The American one collapsed overnight.

Rome’s corruption became the strength of her enemies, and the Western Empire was overrun.

America’s collapse occurred when government ceased to represent the people and became the instrument of a private oligarchy. Decisions were made in behalf of short-term profits for the few at the expense of unmanageable liabilities for the many. Overwhelmed by liabilities, the government collapsed.

Jul 27 09:42

Israel destroys a whole Negev (Al-Naqab) Village - 200 Children left Homeless as cowd of Jews Cheered

Israeli" police evicted 200 Palestinian Bedouins and demolished their village as crowd of Jews cheered

Jul 27 09:00

Leaky Vessels: Wikileaks "Revelations" Will Comfort Warmongers, Confirm Conventional Wisdom

By Chris Floyd

Ah, here we get down to it. Here's metal more attractive for our militarists. The treachery of Iran is a constant theme in the leakage -- both in the raw, unsifted, uncorroborated "humint" and in the diplomatic cables of puzzled occupiers who cannot fathom why there should be any opposition to their enlightened rule. It must the fault of those perfidious Persians!

Some interesting observations over at http://kennysideshow.blogspot.com/

I have to say, this whole thing strikes me as very convenient. That it is all over the MSM raises all kinds of red flags in my book.

Jul 27 08:47

Police Release Rabbi Arrested for Inciting to Kill Non-Jews

Killing the children of a leader in order to pressure him, the rabbi continues, is also permissible. In general, according to the book, it is okay to kill children if they “stand in the way – children are often doing this.” “ There is justification in harming infants if it is clear that they will grow up to harm us. Under such circumstances the blow can be directed at them and not only by targeting adults.”

Jul 27 07:41

Oath Breakers and the Age of Treason

It will require mass civil disobedience in America, and the threat of nation-wide citizen revolt, to get rid of the tyrants and traitors that are in the highest levels of the country's government, banks, media, and corporations. To organize such a resistance not just in America, but in all Western nations, means dropping the labels of "conservative" and "liberal," ignoring petty ideological differences, and sacrificing our individual egos for the greater good - a free country, and a free world.

Jul 27 00:02

Massive deadly Gulf poisoning warrants evacuations

Experts: Health Hazards in Gulf Warrant Evacuations
Thursday 22 July 2010
by: Rose Aguilar, t r u t h o u t | Report
When Louisiana residents ask marine toxicologist and community activist Riki Ott what she would do if she lived in the Gulf with children, she tells them she would leave immediately. "It's that bad. We need to start talking about who's going to pay for evacuations."
Kaufman and Ott both say the media need to follow the money. The reason why the EPA is covering this up, they say, is because the cost to BP would be astronomical. "The dispersants hide the oil," said Ott. "If you put dispersants in the water, you don't know how much oil was really spilled. Oil fines are based on how much oil was spilled, so it's all about money.""

Jul 26 23:20

Time to Crack Down on Israeli Settlement Funding

Hundreds of millions of U.S. tax dollars in deductible contributions are funneled into occupied territory through American charities to fund the enterprise that is killing the very peace process the United States aims to champion.
charities in the business of subsidizing colonization have made efforts to disguise their contributions.

Jul 26 19:10

It’s No Secret: Afghanistan Is a Quagmire

The tens of thousands of classified military documents posted on the Internet Sunday confirm what critics of the war in Afghanistan already knew or suspected: We are wading deeper into a long-running, morally ambiguous conflict that has virtually no chance of ending well.

Jul 26 19:03

Wikileaks says 4 Cdn soldiers killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan, not enemy action.

According to an incident report filed by the U.S. military unit, 205TH RCAG (Regional Corps Advisory Group), four Canadian soldiers were killed and seven others and an interpreter were wounded on Sept. 3, 2006, when a jet dropped a bomb on a building they occupied during the second day of Operation MEDUSA.

The Canadian military reported at the time that the four soldiers died in battles with Taliban forces.

Jul 26 13:57

Which Part of this are you reading?

There isn’t anything that isn’t easily solved by not making it a problem to begin with. Think of the industries that are based on things going wrong and which thrive on new permutations.

Jul 26 11:09

Haters Go After the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’

Nothing illustrates the utter craziness of our society in the post-9/11 era than the controversy over the "Ground Zero mosque." To begin with, the proposed Islamic center – not a mosque, but the Muslim equivalent of the YMCA – a nonprofit foundation wants to build in New York City isn’t at "ground zero," it is four blocks from the site of the World Trade Center. But that doesn’t deter demagogues like Newt Gingrich and various other unsavory opportunists from making it into a political issue.

Jul 26 10:42

Raw-food raid highlights a hunger

"I always had problems with my stomach and digestion with normal milk," said Darin Nellis, 41, who runs a nonprofit production company in Culver City and has been a member of Rawesome for three months. "I like how raw goat milk tastes, and I feel better."

Such sentiments exasperate officials at the Food and Drug Administration, which bans interstate sales of raw milk and advises that both milk and honey should be pasteurized.

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This REALLY makes my blood boil!

Jul 26 09:27

GORDON DUFF: HAS ANTI-SEMITISM MADE JEWS BOYCOTT THE WAR ON TERROR?

OVER 200,000 AMERICAN JEWS TRAINED AND ONLY 4,000 SERVE

According to the Department of Defense, only 4000 Jews serve in the American military. Over 200,000 American Jews have been trained at US expense by the IDF in Israel but only a handful defend Israel in the current wars in the military of the country of their birth, the United States of America. 40% of the world’s Jews live in Israel. 40% of the world’s Jews live in the United States with 2.2 million residing in New York City alone. If any nation has been the homeland of the Jews, it has been the United States.

Jul 26 07:58

The Arrogance of American Power

What is America doing in Iraq and Afghanistan? It’s called “nation building.” What business is it of America to be building other’s nations? It’s really none of their business. It’s nothing more than the arrogance of power.

Jul 26 07:13

Holocaustabation

We must clarify ourselves loudly that we are against Israel because Israel is evil and criminal, not because it is Jewish. This is not a propaganda message on our part, this is the truth, first because this is the right thing to do, and second, because fighting racism with racism is a lost cause.

Jul 26 07:10

Israel’s New Land Grab Master Plan

Israeli plans to “bring Jews to eastern Jerusalem at any cost. We must settle tens of thousands of Jews in a brief time. Jews will agree to settle in eastern Jerusalem even in shacks. We cannot await the construction of orderly neighborhoods. The essential thing is that Jews will be there.”
In large numbers they’re displacing Palestinians, destroying their homes, seizing their land, and fulfilling Ben-Gurion’s dream to make Israel exclusively Jewish, Jerusalem its capital.

Jul 26 04:18

TIM KING: Wikileaks Releases ‘The Afghan War Diary’

Salem-News.Com

We hope the impact will lead to a comprehensive understanding of the war in Afghanistan and modern warfare in general. - Wikileaks

(SALEM, Ore.) – WikiLeaks has done it again; over 90,000 documents from the war in Afghanistan have been released to the public. Wikileaks called, The Afghan War Diary (AWD), “An extraordinary compendium of over 91,000 reports covering the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010.

“The reports, while written by soldiers and intelligence officers mainly describing lethal military actions involving the United States military, also include intelligence information, reports of meetings with political figures, and related detail.”

Jul 25 16:50

WikiLeaks' 92,000 "war logs" revealed, true or not

Latest Tweets
* Sun, 25 Jul 2010 21:50:42 wikileaks: WikiLeaks' "war logs" are online. NYT: nyti.ms/dacIql Guardian: bit.ly/dlNzWx Der Spiegel: bit.ly/bpjIZk
Afghanistan war logs: Massive leak of secret files exposes truth of occupation
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/25/afghanistan-war-logs-milit...
* Sun, 25 Jul 2010 21:22:55 wikileaks: Afghan war logs: massive leak of secret files exposes hundreds of abuses bit.ly/9KJWfq
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,708314,00.html

Jul 25 16:16

BP CEO to walk away with $18 million: report

BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward will collect a pay and pension package worth at least 11.8 million pounds ($18.03 million) when he steps down from his role at the company, the Times newspaper reported on Sunday.

The Times said Hayward will be giving up 546,000 share options and a maximum of 2 million shares in the company under a long-term incentive plan, now worth an estimated 8 million pounds.

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BP needs a bailout check.

Jul 25 15:30

Chavez threatens to cut off oil to US

President Hugo Chavez has threatened to halt oil sales to the United States if Venezuela is attacked by its US-allied neighbour Colombia.

Chavez said during a speech to thousands of supporters that if there were an "armed aggression against Venezuela" from Colombia backed by the US, "we would suspend shipments of oil".

Jul 25 15:23

Ban Israel from the London 2012 Olympics

PLEASE SIGN THE CIRCULATE THE PETITION
http://www.PetitionOnline.com/12101982/petition.html

To: International Olympics Committee
Dear International Olympics Committee (IOC)

We, the undersigned citizens of the world, call on the international Olympics Committee to rescind Israel's participation in the London 2012 Olympics.

Israel's attack on a humanitarian aid fleet on Monday 31 May 2010, its murder of 9 human rights activists in international waters, and wounding many more, demonstrate that Israel rejects the structural tenets of our shared humanity, manifested in a global moral consensus and international law.

Jul 25 14:17

Iraq war whistleblower David Kelly’s postmortem report must be released

Christopher King calls on Britain’s coalition government to release the postmortem report – so far kept secret – on the death of Iraq war whistleblower and UN weapons inspector David Kelly, who allegedly committed suicide but is suspected of having been murdered by US or Israeli agents.

Jul 25 11:09

Science: From the BBC: Scientists and Sex... what Women want.... Turning the tables on women... The Ace Men have...

They went to LA and they arranged for 3 very attractive women to judge the Professor. First, they dressed him up so he looked really poor and they placed him at a table near the women. They asked the women what they thought of him and the result was disgust... absolutely nothing positive about the "poor guy".

Then they went and gave him a make-over. They bought him a nice suit, new shoes, gave him a nice haircut, bought a nice watch and finally, they had him drive up in a Bentley and he got out next to these SAME WOMEN.

They then asked these women what they thought of him. And these same women, not recognising the same man, were now full of utter praise for him!

So apprently... those Armani suits, watches, cars, etc... DO WORK.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Women are sex objects and men are cash objects.

Jul 25 10:27

U.S. withdraws ‘pain ray’ from Afghan war zone

A ‘pain ray’ that blasts the enemy with unbearable heat waves has been pulled out of Afghanistan by the US military.

The Active Denial System (ADS), which cost about £42?million to develop, was on the brink of being deployed to disperse members of the Taliban as they attacked US forces.

The weapon, which causes immense pain to subjects but no lasting physical damage, was pulled from the war zone last week but US army chiefs in Afghanistan have stayed silent about the reason for the U-turn.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If this weapon has been pulled from Afghanistan, one has to wonder just where the US government is planning to deploy it next.

Jul 25 10:15

Dam fails in eastern Iowa, causing massive flooding

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Look, it was either fix the dam or build new roads for Israel. I had to make a choice! I can't do everything, you know!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 25 10:03

Mishaal explains Hamas’s strategy in dealing with the Israeli occupation

Palestine Information Center – 22/07/2010

DAMASCUS: Khaled Mishaal, the head of Hamas’s political bureau, has explained Wednesday that his Movement follows firm and well-studied strategies in dealing with the Israeli occupation, the internal Palestinian social fabric, and the international community.

Jul 25 08:47

Violent Floods Throughout Midwest

Jul 25 08:18

The Regime's War on Food

It isn't an exaggeration to say that the Regime is conducting a low-grade war against producers and consumers of raw milk -- a campaign that bears an undeniable family resemblance to the murderous, decades-long farce called the War on Drugs. It shouldn't come as a surprise to learn that a government presuming to dictate to us what mood-altering substances we can consume would likewise presume to tell us what foods we can eat and offer to others.

Jul 25 07:58

Tampa Area Hotels Expecting To Be Screwed By BP

Top BP executives stepped out of a White House meeting last month promising to pay all legitimate claims for damages caused by oil gushing from its well in the gulf...

Jul 24 23:48

Censored Gulf news: US health and refugee humanitarian crisis. Day 100

Censored Gulf news: US health and refugee humanitarian crisis. Day 100
July 24, 10:23 PMHuman Rights ExaminerDeborah Dupre'
Dr. Riki Ott, toxicologist and humanitarian, has advised that three tough choices exist for Gulf Coast residents: 1) Leave, 2) Stay and wear a respirator, or 3) Become painfully il. EPA whistleblower, Hugh Kaufman explained this week that the "dispersant," Corexit, is meant to cause internal bleeding and IntelHub reports today, on Day 100 of the catastrophe, that evidence of acid rain and human suffering due to chemicals has become so clear, it is logically impossible to discredit it, yet a media black-out continues, enforced by black ops.

Jul 24 22:36

Israel’s friends at Westminster legislate to protect vilest criminals

By Stuart Littlewood

Israelis wanted for war crimes can sleep easier thanks to their friends and admirers in the British Establishment.

Yes, our brand-new coalition government intends providing a safe haven for the vilest of criminals.

Jul 24 22:24

BP OIL MASTERS, elite rulers above ALL law?

Monday, July 12, 2010
BP OIL MASTERS AND THE ART OF MASTERFUL DECEPTION
By Fahim A. Knight-El
This is what most Americans do not understand, BP functions as a sovereign government, it translate to mean that big oil answers to no one, but to their invisible Dynastic family bosses. The United States Congress and President Obama are deceptively giving the American people the impression that BP is answerable to the laws, rules, regulations and enactments of the United States Government (this is the furthest thing from the truth). BP makes the damn rules and their invisible tycoons are all sovereign and above all nations jurisprudence systems, what part of that doesn’t you understand?

Jul 24 18:48

Israel Hiding Behind The “Iranian Threat”

By Steven Zhou — “The Canadian Charger“

With the recent formation of The Emergency Committee for Israel, the neoconservative and Likudnik characters on the American right have stepped up their anti-Iranian lobbying efforts. Among other things, they have again brought up how a nuclear Iran would pose an “imminent threat” that would tear the region apart.

This renewed exaggeration of an Iranian threat to Israel comes at a time when Israel is clearly being shown to be a strategic liability to the U.S., a fact the Israel Lobby has so far concealed with great success.

Jul 24 18:37

The atomic mirror house: Iran, Brazil, Turkey and other emerging powers vs. the nuclear power

By Tomás Rosa Bueno (Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran)

Jul 24 18:09

Another Example Of Failing U.S. Infrastructure: Iowa Dam Fails Causing 'Catastrophic' Flood

A 300-foot-long breach in Lake Delhi Dam Saturday sent water spilling downstream and hundreds of people fleeing for safety in eastern Iowa...

Jul 24 18:06

Update on Laredo TX Border War: Multiple Ranches Taken over by Mexican Insurgents??

A few conflicting reports, yet there has been no denial from the Sheriffs Dept whom would have jurisdiction in these remote areas.

Jul 24 17:13

The arrogance of American power

Paul J. Balles argues that the continued presence of 1,000 American military bases outside the USA nearly two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union is a symptom of the arrogance of power that threatens local communities and ultimately the USA itself.

”What is America doing in Iraq and Afghanistan? It’s called 'nation building'. What business is it of America to be building other’s nations? It's really none of their business. It's nothing more than the arrogance of power.”

Jul 24 16:29

Feds/BP Covering Up Lethality/Dispersal depth Of Corexit

EPA Whistleblower Says Federal Government Covering Up Lethality Of Corexit And Lying About BP Gulf Oil Spill Water Samples To Save BP Billions
Alexander Higgins - July 24, 2010 at 5:29 pm
HUGH KAUFMAN: Well, not only do you have airplanes flying and dropping them on the Gulf region, like Agent Orange in Vietnam, but a large amount of it is being shot into the water column at 5,000 feet to disperse the oil as it gushers out. And so, you have spread, according to the Associated Press, over perhaps over 44,000 square miles, an oil and dispersant mix. And what’s happened is, that makes it impossible to skim the oil out of the water....

Jul 24 15:43

Cops Charge Irish Government With Treason

When a national police association accuses its government of what amounts to treason it is time to sit up and pay attention.

Michael O'Boyce, President of the Garda Representative Association (GRA), said at its annual conference in Limerick, at the end of April, 2010, that the Irish Government had been 'corrupted' and had been 'bought' by developers and bankers. (A garda is an Irish policeman, gardaí in the plural.)

Mr. O'Boyce, speaking on behalf of the country's 11,000 gardaí, charged government ministers with sacrificing the country to protect 'wealthy cronies' who had bankrolled the leading government party, Fianna Fáil. Such criticism of a serving government by its police force is unprecedented in Irish history and extremely rare in any western democracy.

Jul 24 14:18

How to create your very own terrorist state

Tim Coles takes us through 11 steps necessary to create a “terrorist state”. Using Yemen as a case study, he argues that these steps precisely match US and British policies in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran as well as Yemen to grow “very poisonous seeds”, some which have ripened while others are ripening.

Jul 24 14:15

This Time We Went Too Far: review of Norman Finkelstein’s book on Israel’s Gaza blitzkrieg

Stuart Littlewood reviews Norman Finkelstein’s book, This Time We Went Too Far, which “pulls together the facts surrounding Israel's blitzkrieg on Gaza” and “plots the long lead-up and the reverberating aftermath”. Painstakingly researched and written in an easy-flowing style, it is “a valuable working document for anyone engaged in the struggle or just wishing to learn the truth”.

Jul 24 13:33

Archbishop: Theodosios Atallah Hanna: The Israeli occupation is the result of a promise given to the Israelis by Lord Balfour and not by God.”

Elias Harb: Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor Eli Wiesel has claimed in varies publications that Jews, Christians and Muslims are able to build their homes anywhere in Jerusalem and that only under Israeli sovereignty had freedom of worship for all religions been assured in the city. How do you respond to that?

Archbishop Theodosios: The facts on the ground say exactly the opposite, more and more Muslims and Christians are having great difficulties in entering the city. We see thousands are denied the entry to their holiest sites.

Jul 24 13:29

Will Louisiana shortly be taking an oil bath? Weather Map link:

Time sensitive

Jul 24 12:18

New jets (F35s) look like a bad bargain (for Canadian Forces)

The Times Colonist provided the following comparison figures:

The CF-18s currently in use have a top speed of Mach 1.8, range of 3,700 kilometres and 138 planes are available. They cost $29 million each.

The F35s have a lower top speed, at Mach 1.67, reduced range at 2,200 kilometres and 65 planes will -- maybe -- be available for use in six years. They will cost $139 million each.

It appears we are paying five times as much for a machine with poorer performance and, at the same time, cutting the size of our fleet by 50 per cent.

Jul 24 10:26

Hizbullah Possible Culprit in Juarez Car Bomb

A car bomb that exploded July 15 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, may indicate that Mexican drug cartels are being assisted by Hizbullah terrorists. This possibility means that the U.S. may be faced with a Muslim terror threat south of its border that is not completely unlike the terror presence Israel deals with on its southern and northern borders.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Car bombs are certainly not the exclusive provenance of Hezbullah: Israel has used cell phone detonated care bombs for extrajudicial assassinations.

As reported at:

www.seeingisbelieving.ca/cell/Israel/

"Israel has also made use of cell phone technology in its campaign against Palestinian militants. Israel's internal security service is alleged to have assassinated Palestinian bomb-maker Yahya Ayyash, aka "The Engineer", with an exploding cell phone in 1996."

This article offers utterly nothing which could be construed as hard evidence for such a link.

Notice the feeble use of language throughout this piece, attempting to create linkages where none can be proven.

One has to wonder if this article has been placed to set up an enviornment in which some kind of "false flag" attack will take place here in the US, blamed on Hezbullah, and off we go against Iran.

Jul 24 09:47

Bill Kristol’s ‘Emergency Committee?’ Give me a break

By Stephen M. Walt – Foreign Policy

Via Ben Smith at Politico, we learn that the usual suspects have started yet another organization whose objective is to promote a hard-right, Likudnik agenda in the Middle East. The new group apparently intends to go after anyone who thinks U.S. Middle East policy has been less than totally successful in recent years, and who is willing to think for themselves (and U.S. interests), instead of reflexively echoing the positions favored by AIPAC and other groups in the “status quo” lobby.

Jul 24 09:37

Senate Rejects War Bill, Puts House on the Spot

The move will delay final approval of the bill yet again, until the House meets once again to vote on the bill. In the meantime the Pentagon is complaining that their war accounts are “drying up” as the costs of the endless war in Afghanistan continues to spiral.

It is widely expected that the House will, in the end, approve the funds for the war, but it will likely come with another series of debates, and it is so far unclear when the House will take the issue up.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One more cent on these immoral, illegal wars without end, is one cent too many.

The only way the Vietnam war finally came to a conclusion was that Congress ultimately defunding it.

Jul 24 07:59

Handcuffed to history in South Asia

by Aijaz Zaka Syed

I sometimes wonder if Shakespeare had India and Pakistan’s leaders in mind when he wrote those immortal lines in As You Like It: “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts.”

No matter who is in power in Delhi or Islamabad, the script of the carefully choreographed diplomatic spectacle never seems to change. From their famous encounter at Tashkent to the tense handshakes at Simla and Agra, and from Vajpayee’s historic bus trip to Lahore to the bitterness of Kargil, the more the narrative changes, the more it remains the same.

Jul 24 07:18

Paul and Kucinich say "nip it in the bud"

Our two favorite congressional designated dissenters, Kucinich and Paul, make another attempt to slow up the foreign interventions by introducing a resolution to force a debate on the House floor next week aimed at compelling the Obama administration to pull U.S. military forces from Pakistan. Miss Hillary just came back from Pakistan pledging billions to them to keep up the 'fight' so don't look for much of a debate.

Jul 23 21:06

USDA Vilsack/Obama/DOJ shaft black farmers in lawsuit

Vilsack Must Keep Black Farmers on their Land
By Cynthia McKinney
July 22, 2010
"Unfortunately however, Secretary Vilsack has also thrown Black Farmers under the bus. To date, despite abundant headlines to the contrary, Black Farmers, including the named plaintiffs in Pigford v. Glickman (1997), Lucious Abrams and Cecil Brewington have not even had a meeting with USDA, to settle their discrimination claim. Others who did receive settlements were then harassed by the Internal Revenue Service and had their bank accounts frozen and their Social Security payments offset by any government payments, including stimulus payments.
"Claimants got paid, but actual farmers did not.

Jul 23 20:32

‘Governments Are Not Going to Change This. We Have To’: Antony Loewenstein on Israel/Palestine, the Internet and more

By Alex Kane — Desertpeace

With “peace talks” between the Palestinian Authority and Israel seeming more and more like a dead end, many people around the world, including dissident Jewish voices, are turning to grassroots activism to pressure Israel to end the ongoing occupation of the Palestinian territories.

Recently, Jewish Voice for Peace launched a campaign to pressure TIAA-CREF, one of the largest financial services in the U.S., to divest from companies that profit off of the Israeli occupation. Yesterday, the Olympia Food Co-Op, located in the hometown of Rachel Corrie, the American peace activist killed by an Israeli bulldozer, announced a decision to boycott Israeli goods at their two locations.

Jul 23 20:23

FRANKLIN LAMB: Anyone really serious about allowing Palestinians their civil rights?

“In Palestine our home was stolen and in Lebanon I cannot own one. Worse than this, it bothers me and my family that Zionists can now sell my land in Palestine to foreigners while as a Palestinian in Lebanon I cannot buy a temporary home” — Darwish [A school teacher in South Lebanon]

Shatila Palestinian Refugee Camp, Beirut

“Some members of Parliament prefer that the camps explode and then they will insist that “Palestinian security problems must be resolved before Parliament can consider giving them civils rights”—meaning several more years of delay.That would be a disaster for all concerned.” — Ahmad’, Resident of Al-Buss refugee camp, Tyre, Lebanon

Jul 23 18:16

Exclusive Intifada Interview with Archbishop Theodosios (Atallah) Hanna

“For those who use the Bible to support Israel need to differentiate between God promise and Balfour promise, because the occupation is the result of a promise given to the Israelis by Lord Balfour and not by God.” Archbishop Theodosios

Jul 23 18:11

Some insurers stop writing new coverage for kids

ome major health insurance companies will no longer issue certain types of policies for children, an unintended consequence of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law, state officials said Friday.

Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty said several big insurers in his state will stop issuing new policies that cover children individually. Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland said a couple of local insurers in her state are doing likewise.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if this is what Pelosi meant when she made the statement that Congress had to pass the health care bill in order to see what was in it!

Jul 23 17:38

Florida Libertarian Accuses Scott Rasmussen of GOP Bias, Electioneering

Much like Rocky Balboa, the famed Philly underdog, Alex Snitker keeps getting knocked to the mat, but always comes up swinging. The former U.S. Marine and Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate who crashed a media-sponsored candidate forum in Sarasota last month has now set his sights on the man who he feels has wronged him, and the voting public...

Jul 23 16:33

Hasbarapocalypse — Leaked Frank Luntz Memo: Israeli Public Diplomacy in US on Flotilla Failed Dismally

Frank Luntz
He warns of a dangerous slide in the public opinion of the only country considered pro-Israeli, the U.S. Israel misses simple opportunities to change world public opinion, he writes, and the consequences are significant.

Jul 23 16:15

Parishes try to stop Coast Guard from moving protections

Parishes try to stop Coast Guard from moving protections
Friday, July 23, 2010 10:40 AM CDT
SLIDELL (AP) — Simmering distrust on the oil-coated Louisiana coast boiled over Thursday as local officials in coastal parishes mounted an effort to stop the Coast Guard from moving protective boom and other oil spill response equipment out of the way of Tropical Storm Bonnie.
"Nungesser said the parishes feared that if the boom was removed it would not be sent back."
"‘‘The Coast Guard has not stood up and made BP do anything unless we rant and rave,’’ said Nungesser, a frequent critic of the response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico."
"Nungesser called the boom movement ‘‘a failed attempt by the Coast Guard to help BP smuggle assets out of here unnoticed.”"

Jul 23 14:40

Stars reveal carbon 'spaceballs'

Scientists have detected the largest molecules ever seen in space, in a cloud of cosmic dust surrounding a distant star.

The football-shaped carbon molecules are known as buckyballs, and were only discovered on Earth 25 years ago when they were made in a laboratory.

These molecules are the "third type of carbon" - with the first two types being graphite and diamond.

Buckyballs consist of 60 carbon atoms arranged in a sphere. The atoms are linked together in alternating patterns of hexagons and pentagons that, on the molecular scale, look exactly like a football.

Jul 23 14:23

Israel’s friends at Westminster legislate to protect vilest criminals

Stuart Littlewood views the UK Conservative-led coalition government’s decision to make it harder to prosecute Israeli war criminals under universal jurisdiction.

Jul 23 14:22

Netanyahu: I deceived US to destroy Oslo accords - video and transcript

Jonathan Cook considers the significance of a video that has surfaced showing Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu boasting about his ability to manipulate the United States and his success in destroying the Oslo accords with the Palestinians.

Jul 23 12:10

Carl Herman interview: explaining war laws, lies; how Americans will end wars, restart US economy

*hyperlinks and interview live at source*

James Fetzer interviewed me on his radio show and podcast, The Real Deal, in discussion of the evidence to prove beyond any doubt current US wars are tragic-comic unlawful; Orwellian in the distance between the disclosed and verifiable evidence and the law. The article with links of documentation is here to prove all claims for war were known lies as they were told, with this information now uncontroversial but corporate media lying in omission in their failure to announce this to the American public.

These lies that levied war on US soldiers are treason; with escalated war policy under President Obama that includes threat to attack Iran based on similar lies that preceded war with Iraq.

Jul 23 11:55

Joe Sestak Would Die for Israel

Joe Sestak Would Die for Israel
July 20, 2010
"It turns out that Sestak is a J-Street guy and that he has some strong Jewish support as the Exponent article linked to above makes clear.
So, in this critical Senate race, we have the Republican who talks like William Kristol on one side, and on the other, we have a guy who says he would die for Israel. This is called freedom of choice."
"3. Did I mention that Sestak is an obvious war monger against Iran? How about that he has been to Israel 8 times and that he is “a staunch supporter of Israel”? Just wanted to let you know."

Jul 23 09:50

Airport Peepshow

What you are about to read is true…

The names have been changed to be more appropriate...

This is a tale about an individual’s struggle against the fear-mongering forces of the collectivist state.

It is a short tale, but it carries a message that will resonate with millions.

Jul 23 09:36

Democrats pull plug on climate bill

Senate Democrats pulled the plug on climate legislation Thursday, pushing the issue off into an uncertain future ahead of midterm elections where President Barack Obama’s party is girding for a drubbing.

Jul 23 09:11

We Are Not Special, and There Is No Happy Ending: The Blood-Drenched Darkness of American Exceptionalism

When we believe that America and Americans are unique and uniquely good in all of history, we will also believe that there is no problem we cannot overcome. Our political leaders tell us this fable time and again; many Americans are eager to believe it, in the manner of a damaged child who appeals to mysterious powers to vanquish the dangers lurking in the shadows of his room. We witness this mechanism in connection with a wide range of problems, even when those problems reach the catastrophic level.

Jul 23 09:07

Technician: Deepwater Horizon Warning System Disabled

KENNER, LA. -- Long before an eruption of gas turned the Deepwater Horizon oil rig into a fireball, an alarm system designed to alert the crew and prevent combustible gases from reaching potential sources of ignition had been deliberately disabled, the former chief electronics technician on the rig testified Friday.

Jul 23 08:45

Methane Release From the Gulf Oil Spill: What Does It Mean? How Bad Could It Get?

However, rumors being spread widely around the Web claiming that the methane could bring on a doomsday catastrophe are not credible.

So the bottom line is that the methane gushing out from the broken oil equipment is adding to the worldwide methane output, but constitutes less than one-half of one percent ... which would normally be considered a statistical rounding error.

Jul 23 08:31

UK government acts to prevent arrest of Pope

The UK government is said to have set in motion a law change that will prevent the Pope from being arrested when he visits the country in September.

Officials in Whitehall – the UK government’s administrative offices – are said to be worried over plans by the atheist authors Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens to have Pope Benedict arrested for crimes against humanity, because of his alleged cover-up of priestly assaults on children.

Jul 23 08:26

The Impending Dimensional Shift.

For the new world to generate; and it is unstoppable by any force, because the cosmos is generating it, the old world must be broken down and the power of its influence taken away. Those dependent on it are doing all they can to maintain it. That’s not going to fly. More informed manipulators are seeking to transplant themselves into the new age. That’s not going to fly either, not for some time. It’s ours to celebrate or compromise. The only power the manipulators will have is the possibility of corrupting those who have avoided corruption within their old matrix. The chances are slim.

Jul 23 08:19

Troipcal Storm Bonnie threatens Florida

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, the map shows it missing Florida and hitting Louisiana.

Jul 23 07:26

Haneen Zoabi: The largest Threat to Democracy is Zionism

M.K. Haneen Zoabi
The Knesset is the worst we’ve ever had. The guards and the workers who’ve been around the Knesset for 30 years said it’s never been this racist before. I think when you have a government led by the likes of [Foreign Minister] Avigdor Lieberman it means that the extremists are not the margins of the Knesset, they are the mainstream.

Jul 23 06:24

What do we Have in common with Stanley McChrystal?

Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban
Is it not odd that the two most important generals in the American army are more realistic and more keen on ending the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq than the politicians who are supposed, by nature, to be against wars and more capable of ending them?

Jul 23 06:19

Remembering the Madness and Mayhem of McCarthyism – a Primer for Israel

Prof. William Cook
The State of Israel has just passed a “loyalty oath” required of all prospective citizens living in Israel illegally to swear allegiance to a “Jewish democratic state. Arab Israelis as they are called, to obfuscate the reality of their Palestinian heritage, do not have equality before the law nor do they have access to all the benefits of their fellow citizens who are members of the Judaic faith

Jul 23 00:06

A Puzzling Collapse Of Earth's Upper Atmosphere

NASA-funded researchers are monitoring a big event in our planet's atmosphere. High above Earth's surface where the atmosphere meets space, a rarefied layer of gas called "the thermosphere" recently collapsed and now is rebounding again.

Jul 22 23:43

Doomsday Methane Bubble Rupture?: How the BP Gulf Disaster May Have Triggered a 'World-Killing' Event

The bottom line: BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling operation may have triggered an irreversible, cascading geological Apocalypse that will culminate with the first mass extinction of life on Earth in many millions of years.

The oil giant drilled down miles into a geologically unstable region and may have set the stage for the eventual premature release of a methane mega-bubble.

Jul 22 22:20

MUST-SEE VIDEO: Dr Mustafa Barghouti on “The rising non-violent movement in Palestine”

P U L S E -
The rising non-violent movement in Palestine: Mustafa Barghouti

An address by Mustafa Barghouti in Canada. Born in Jerusalem,Dr Barghouti is a leader of the Palestinian National Initiative founded in 2002 and a member of Palestinian Legislative Council as well as a former Minister of Information in the unity government in 2007. The full transcript from these Real News Network clips appears over the fold. Also check out Dr Barghouti’s excellent 2008 address to the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) National Convention.

The Transcript:

Jul 22 22:12

RAMAKRISHNAN: Mahatma Gandhi rejected Zionism

Australians for Palestine – Providing a Voice

Gandhi’s major statement on the Palestine and the Jewish question came forth in his widely circulated editorial in the Harijan of 11 November 1938, a time when intense struggle between the Palestinian Arabs and the immigrant Jews had been on the anvil in Palestine. His views came in the context of severe pressure on him, especially from the Zionist quarters, to issue a statement on the problem. Therefore, he started his piece by saying that his sympathies are all with the Jews, who as a people were subjected to inhuman treatment and persecution for a long time.

Jul 22 21:52

Maidhc Ó Cathail: Myth-Debunking Snopes Obscures Israel’s Role in 9/11

- Snopes.com toes the militarists’ line -

Snopes.com, officially known as the Urban Legends Reference Pages, has since its humble inception in 1995 come to be regarded as one of the most trusted debunkers of conspiracy theories on the internet. Described by one of its many fans – it apparently has over 6 million visitors per month – as “the grand-daddy of all fact-checking sites,” Snopes is downright cavalier, however, in its attitude to facts surrounding Israel’s role in the 9/11 attacks.

Jul 22 21:26

Hearings: BP company man questioned time-saving, internal investigators' notes say

"They decided we should do displacement (of protective drilling mud with seawater) and the negative test together; I don't know why," BP company man Robert Kaluza told internal BP investigators after the accident, according to notes from those investigators.

Experts have said it was a mistake to displace the mud before the well was completely plugged, because the mud weight is the first defense against natural gas or oil kicking up and blowing out the well.

At the panel hearings Thursday, Gordon asked Kaluza's boss, BP wells team leader John Guide, whether Kaluza was right. "I don't know exactly what Mr. Kaluza is referring to," Guide said.

The million dollar question is why the order came from BP Houston to REMOVE the protective mud layer.

Jul 22 19:07

Congressman Joe Sestak Attacked for Signing a Letter Asking to End the Israeli Blockade on Gaza [VIDEO]

The Congressmen who defeated Arlen Spectar is under attack for signing the letter asking for an end to the Gaza blockade. Watch this horrific ad that is all over Pennsylvania TV network.

Jul 22 15:37

Video: "Blinding laser beam newest police tool"

One of the newest and most unusual less-than-lethal weapons to hit the market is the "Dazer Laser." It’s a powerful laser gun that can temporarily blind and disorient a suspect with a large modulating pool of green light.

Jul 22 14:28

A Crisis in Confidence: Congress Approval Sinks to New Low

Activist Post

The Gallup's 2010 Confidence in Institutions poll was released today and there seems to be a severe crisis in confidence in nearly all major institutions. Congress came in dead last of the 16 institutions studied with a pitiful 11% approval rating. Gallup reported, "Eleven percent of Americans say they have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in Congress, down from 17% in 2009 and a percentage point lower than the previous low for Congress, recorded in 2008."

On the 37-year chart, Congress' approval never exceeded 46%, which occurred on the first year of the chart 1973. Since then, there has been a steady decline of confidence for Congress to new depths flirting with single digits.

Jul 22 14:15

Psycopathy Legitimized

Perhaps the US should recognize that it has a second-rate military at phenomenal cost—an enormous, largely useless national codpiece. It is embarrassing. The Pentagon’s preferred enemies are lightly armed, poorly equipped peasants, which makes for a long war and thus hundreds of billions of dollars in juicy contracts for military industries. Yet the greatest military in history (ask it)  gets run out of Southeast Asia, blown up and run out of Lebanon, shot down and run out of Somalia, with Afghanistan a disaster in progress and Iraq claimed as an American victory rather than Shiite.Do the aircraft carriers intimidate North Korea? No. Iran? No. China? No. For this, a trilliaon dollars a year?

Jul 22 13:04

Censorship of blogs continues

Thursday, July 22, 2010
Censorship of blogs continues
This time it's Incogman ....
This blog has been archived or suspended for a violation of our Terms of Service.
Now I know that some will say "good riddance" or it was a "hasbara nest" or "racist" or a "psyops operation" or whatever. I've even taken flack for linking him on my blog roll. The bottom line is that no one was ever forced to go there and freedom always means taking or leaving whatever you please.

Jul 22 11:48

UHP drops undercover fireworks sting in Wyoming

After a controversial tactic to catch Utahns bringing illegal fireworks across the Utah-Wyoming border, the agency behind the sting is backing off.

Utah police officers will no longer sit in parking lots in Evanston, Wyo., looking for people buying alcohol and fireworks to bring back to Utah.

Jul 22 05:57

Clean-up crews use bare hands against China oil spill

Chinese authorities battled Thursday to contain an oil spill on the country's northeast coast amid reports it was spreading and as warnings emerged of a heavy long-term environmental impact.

The government has mobilised hundreds of fishing boats and other vessels to clean up the spill that occurred in the port city of Dalian, but Greenpeace said many people thrown into the effort were reduced to using their bare hands.

The spill happened last Friday after two pipelines exploded at an oil storage depot, triggering a spectacular blaze that burned throughout the weekend.

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Seems to be more than coincidental - doesn't it?

Jul 22 04:28

More Evidence Of Toxic Rain?

In the following video environmentalist John Wathen discusses some reports of toxic rain in the Gulf region. He also talks about his recent flight in the area and how he noticed his plane was coated with a thin oil sheen after he arrived back at the airport.

Jul 22 02:18

Jewish Voice for Peace: TIAA-CREF Divest from Israeli Occupation

July 20,1010, on Tisha B’Av, Jewish Voice for Peace activists presented over 15,000 petitions and postcard signatures to one of the world’s largest retirement funds, TIAA-CREF, asking them to divest from the Israeli occupation

Jul 22 00:58

Apartheid Plain and Simple

By Khalid Amayreh
Arab Knesset member, Hanin Zubi, scoffed at Israel's notion of democracy, calling it "a joke". "How can democracy be practised or even survive in a fascist environment?" The Knesset, Zubi said, "is becoming a fascist Jewish club, which is why it is difficult for free voices to be heard."

Jul 22 00:00

BP Photoshops Another Official Image Terribly

This week it came to light that BP had photoshopped—poorly—an official image of their crisis command center. Apparently, that wasn't an isolated incident. Let's take a closer look at this view from a helicopter, shall we?

Jul 21 23:03

Tempe Dam Break Threatening Tent City

Displaced families seeking shelter in desert warmth are now threatened by billions of gallons of water pouring out of Tempe Town Lake.

Jul 21 21:21

Obama's 2010 political strategy

Obama plans a race war
Andrew Bolt
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 09:19am
Video
Barack Obama appeals to two races to help fight the males of a third:
In the video message to his supporters, Obama said his administration’s success depends on the outcome of this fall’s elections and warned that if Republicans regain control of Congress, they could “undo all that we have accomplished.”
“This year, the stakes are higher than ever,” he said, according to a transcript of his remarks provided by Democratic officials. “It will be up to each of you to make sure that young people, African Americans, Latinos and women who powered our victory in 2008 stand together once again...”

Jul 21 19:28

Stuart Littlewood reviews ‘This Time We Went Too Far’ by Norman Finkelstein

Special for My Catbird Seat

“The Gaza invasion marked the climax of Israel’s descent into barbarism”

Quite simply, this is a cracker of a book and very timely.

In explaining how Israel’s war on Gaza in 2008/9 was not the defensive action it is always painted, Norman Finkelstein recalls the 1947 UN partition of historic Palestine and remembers how, in 1957, US President Eisenhower forced Israel to withdraw from Gaza by threatening sanctions and in the 1967 war Israel re-occupied it.

The book then takes us through the warm-up for the 2008/9 war and the subsequent whitewash.

Continue Reading

Jul 21 19:13

The Freedom Charter or the second Nakba?

By Ken O'Keefe
With humility, and the utmost respect to all my Palestinian brothers and sisters and to all people of conscience, I present the Freedom Charter, amended for Palestine.

Jul 21 18:05

Large China oil spill threatens sea life, water

By CARA ANNA, Associated Press Writer

BEIJING – China's largest reported oil spill emptied beaches along the Yellow Sea as its size doubled Wednesday, while cleanup efforts included straw mats and frazzled workers with little more than rubber gloves.

An official warned the spill posed a "severe threat" to sea life and water quality as China's latest environmental crisis spread off the shores of Dalian, once named China's most livable city.

One cleanup worker has drowned, his body coated in crude.

Jul 21 18:01

Oil spill in Dalian, China

Five days ago, in the northeastern port city of Dalian, China, two oil pipelines exploded, sending flames hundreds of feet into the air and burning for over 15 hours, destroying several structures - the cause of the explosion is under investigation. The damaged pipes released thousands of gallons of oil, which flowed into the nearby harbor and the Yellow Sea. The total amount of oil spilled is still not clear, though China Central Television earlier reported an estimate of 1,500 (400,000 gallons), as compared to the estimated 94 - 184 million gallons in the BP oil spill off the Louisiana coast. The oil slick has now grown to at least 430 square kilometers (165 sq mi), forcing beaches and port facilities to close while government workers and local fishermen work to contain and clean up the spill. (29 photos total)

Jul 21 13:33

Are U.S. Taxpayers Funding Empire Building With Costa Rica?

Michael Edwards
Activist Post

One would think that America is experiencing Boom Times with the way their government is throwing around money lately. The recent announcement that a flotilla of warships and troops will be sent to Costa Rica would ordinarily be laughable for its wastefulness, but with America experiencing an unemployment rate north of 20% and the median duration of unemployment at the highest in the last 50 years, this should be no laughing matter.

Many Americans do not know much about Costa Rica, its history, or its current political landscape. It might be worth knowing exactly how and where American tax dollars are being spent. Here are some basic facts about Costa Rica:

Jul 21 12:53

RV dealers concerned as more FEMA trailers head for auction

Dozens of trailers, previously owned by FEMA, are scheduled for auction this week in North Augusta. Local R-V dealers say the market is now 'flooded' with the potentially dangerous trailers, and they want consumers to do their research.

Jul 21 12:50

Police violently smash mothers head onto the road nearly killing her'

Video shows a San Francisco police officer throwing a resisting suspect to the ground, apparently knocking her unconscious. This needs to go viral!!! Download this and spread it as much as possible.

Jul 21 09:48

Turkish FM met Hamas supremo in Damascus

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met with Hamas supremo Khaled Meshaal in Damascus, Anatolia news agency reported Tuesday, a move that threatens to fan fresh tensions with Israel.

The two men met on Monday to discuss efforts to heal the rift between Hamas — the resistance militant group controlling the Gaza Strip — and the Fatah faction of Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas.

The Middle East peace process was also on their agenda, Anatolia said.

The meeting took place amid simmering tensions between Turkey and its one-time ally Israel over the killing of nine Turks on May 31 in an Israeli raid on a Turkish ship that was part of a flotilla carrying aid to Gaza.

Israel has reacted angrily to previous contacts between Turkish officials and Hamas.

Jul 21 09:40

“The Right To Exist” – States or People?

by Sonja Karkar

The following article was first published in CounterPunch on 2 October 2007. Much of what was said then remains relevant almost three years later. It has been updated only to take into account some of the events since then.

Jul 21 09:35

The Olympia Food Co-op Needs Your Support Now!

Just last week the Board of Directors of the Olympia Food Co-op in Olympia, WA, the hometown of Rachel Corrie, took the courageous step of instituting a boycott of Israeli goods, the first grocery boycott of Israel in the US.

Jul 21 09:09

UPDATE on 7 yr old murdered by cop. It was a head shot.

Sleeping 7 year old girl murdered by a police officer in Detroit, who is now on paid leave, was shot through through the head. "Coroner changes Aiyana's death certificate to reflect head wound"

Jul 21 07:40

Michigan Says Enough To Fed: Takes Matters Into Own Hands As It Starts Using Own Currency...And Gold

If the ruling kleptocrats, pardon, the Fed, demand on being such an intimate part of everyday life, and procuring all of the population's real wealth and cash producing assets in the process, said population has a choice of either going with this sheepish approach, and meekly allowing the loaded gun to be parked at its temple, or do what Michigan, with its 99.9% real unemployment, has decided to do.

Jul 20 23:51

Olympia Food Co-op removes Israeli goods from shelves; first US store to institute boycott

By Haitham Sabbah

Olympia, WA– The Olympia Food Co-op Board of Directors has decided to boycott Israeli goods at their two locations in Olympia, Washington. At a July 15th meeting packed with Co-op members, the Board reached this consensus. The Co-op becomes the first US grocery store to publicly join the international grassroots movement for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) on Israel for its human rights abuses.

Co-op board member Rob Richards explained, “My hope is that by being the first in the US to adopt the boycott we act as a catalyst for other co-ops to join in. Each additional organizational entity that joins may have a very small effect on the big picture, but drop by drop fills the tub.”

Jul 20 23:19

BBC HARDtalk: Israeli Arab Minister of Knesset Haneen Zoabi [VIDEO]

Arab Knesset member Haneen Zoabi who has had her diplomatic privileges revoked by parliament has condemned what she calls the civilian ‘siege’ of Gaza. She was sanctioned this week for taking part in the Gaza flotilla convoy last month.

Jul 20 17:29

JEFF GATES: Sayanim — Israeli Operatives in the U.S.

Sayanim — Israeli Operatives in the U.S.

Americans know that something fundamental is amiss. They sense—rightly—that they are being misled no matter which political party does the leading.

A long misinformed public lacks the tools to grasp how they are being deceived. Without those tools, Americans will continue to be frustrated at being played for the fool.

When the “con” is clearly seen, “the mark” (that’s us) will see that all roads lead to the same duplicitous source: Israel and its operatives. The secret to Israel’s force-multiplier in the U.S. is its use of agents, assets and sayanim (Hebrew for volunteers).

Jul 20 13:28

Before rig explosion, BP pumped chemical mixture into well, contractor says

In the hours before the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded, BP pumped into the well an extraordinarily large quantity of an unusual chemical mixture, a contractor on the rig testified Monday.

Jul 20 11:23

What Those Who Killed the Tar Sands Report Don't Want You to Know

Fortunately, civilians can do what politicians can't. In the interests of accountability and transparency, I read through 300 pages of evidence and pulled out the sort of uncomfortable revelations that Ottawa doesn't want U.S. oil customers, industry investors or Canadian taxpayers to know.

The evidence, of course, all points to one embarrassing conclusion: Ottawa has managed its mandate in the tar sands as irresponsibly as the U.S. Mineral Management Services oversaw the safety of deep sea drilling in the Gulf.

Jul 20 09:05

Mexico car bomb: 'Colombianization' of Mexico nearly complete

Last week's Mexico car bomb in the border town of Cuidad Juarez killed three. It is the first known use of a car bomb against authorities and marks a troubling new level of violence in the country's brutal drug war.

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Memo to the US government; if there was ever a good time to start protecting our borders, now would be a damn fine time to start!!

Jul 20 07:52

Exclusive Intifada Interview with Ken O’Keefe: “Israel Executed People in International Waters”

Exclusive interview with the courageous ex-Marine , hero of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, who subdued and disarmed two israeli Commandos

ELias:It was reported that you disarmed Israeli commandos. How many did you disarm and how?

kenneth O'Keefe: I was involved in disarming two of them, one of his 9mm pistol, the other of his assault rifle. They had fallen from the top deck to the deck below, myself and another brother were there, we immediately acted to neutralize and disarm them. It was that simple, I am sure any man of means would do what I did in that situation.

Jul 20 06:46

Ron Paul EXPOSES the Real GDP and Unemployment Numbers - VIDEO

Ron Paul explains the real GDP and unemployment numbers and how they are cooked to fool the public about the true severity of the economic crisis.

Jul 20 04:23

Napolitano Says Bush and Cheney Should Be Indicted

Ralph Nader talks with Judge Napolitano about a topic that has already been forgotten by Obama and the people.

Jul 19 21:23

GORDON DUFF: Our Unreported Cold War With Israel

OUR UNREPORTED ”COLD WAR” WITH ISRAEL

9/11 was like Pearl Harbor to America, uniting many, awakening bitter skepticism in a few. Where Pearl Harbor began America’s official role in crushing the Fascist juggernaut that threatened to dominate the world, 9/11 had quite the opposite effect. America’s response to 9/11 was oppression at home and a tirade of frenzied phobic reactions around the world. No American institution suffered more than the military. The team of Cheney and Rumsfeld, together since the disastrous Nixon years, began a process of purging America’s military of talent and leadership, instead building a force to serve a sinister agenda of religious heresy and extremist politics.

Jul 19 20:58

Qualitative Military Edge — another name for Israeli brutality backed by the US

Qualitative Military Edge — another name for Israeli brutality backed by the US
by Paul Woodward on July 19, 2010
On October 15, 2008, just three weeks before the US presidential election, George Bush signed into law the Naval Vessel Transfer Act which had been sponsored by one of Israel’s most loyal supporters in the US Congress, Rep. Howard Berman.
The new law, which from its title might have been assumed to relate primarily to the sale of ships from the US Navy to foreign governments, actually had a much more important purpose: to place every American president under a legal obligation to ensure that Israel maintains its military dominance over the Middle East.

Jul 19 18:59

Pace man dies in shootout with Santa Rosa deputies

Five deputies with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office are on paid administrative leave after an armed Pace man was shot and killed Sunday night in his home...

Jul 19 13:40

Military war tactics return home with US gangs' soldiers

'Scary' growth of gangs in war zones
Chicago cop who served in Afghanistan and Iraq has warning: Gang members are coming home with military training
July 18, 2010
BY FRANK MAIN Staff Reporter
Stoleson, who stressed he was not speaking for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections or the Army, said it appears the problem is worse than ever. He warned that soldiers who return to gang life back home are especially dangerous because they know military tactics that they can use against the police and the public -- as a Marine did in 2005 when he killed a police officer and wounded three others in a California ambush.
"Gang members are coming home now with one or two tours," he said. "Some were on the field of battle."

Jul 19 13:23

Feds find Multiple Methane , Oil Leaks From BOP and Sea Floor

Despite Multiple Methane And Oil Leaks From BOP and Sea Floor Feds Allow BP To Risk Uncontrolled BP Gulf Oil Spill Blowout
by Alexander Higgins - July 19, 2010 at 1:47 pm
As the condition of BP’s leaking oil well continues to deteriorate rapidly BP has tried desperately to prevent the Federal Government from monitoring the sea floor for oil and methane leaks.
But yesterday the Feds finally moved in with their own ships and equipment to monitor the sea floor.
The Government almost immediately found oil leaking from the sea floor along with multiple methane leaks but did not immediately inform the public of their findings.
However, it didn’t take long before an “anonymous government official” leaked the those findings to the media.

Jul 19 11:13

Raw Story: DC’s spy establishment in panic mode over Washington Post expose

Washington's intelligence establishment appears to be in panic mode over an upcoming Washington Post series about runaway growth in defense and intelligence spending.

A State Department email has accused the Post of planning to make public "top secret" information about defense and intelligence contractors working for the US, despite an admission in the same email that the Post's information came from "open sources."

Jul 19 09:40

Gun Owner Stops Men Dressed As FBI Agents Attempting Break Into His Home

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Play it safe, and shoot for the "B" on sight! :)

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.

Jul 19 09:17

Are We Replaying Iraq…In Iran?

By Lawrence Davidson

Jul 19 08:27

Washington Post exposes US 'intelligence flaws'

The US secret intelligence gathering systems have grown so much since 9/11 that no-one knows their exact cost, nor size, the Washington Post reports.

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Which means the intel behemoth is not only impossible to control, but drowning in the sheer volume of data it generates, paralyzed and unable to evaluate.

Jul 19 07:23

Exclusive Intifada Interview with Ken O’Keefe: “Israel Executed People in International Waters”

The terrorists on that night wore Israeli commando uniforms, complete with Balaclavas, assault rifles and pistols. They executed people in international waters, that is the truth no matter how much propaganda spin is applied.

Jul 19 06:43

Food bank mistakenly gives out dog food

A food bank in Clearwater, Fla., distributed a can labeled as a "superfood" that turned out to be a can of dog food, the recipient said.

Jul 19 05:44

Clinton believes Osama bin Laden still in Pakistan

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday she believed Osama bin Laden was still in Pakistan, in a television interview between high-level talks in Islamabad.

"I believe (bin Laden) is here in Pakistan and it would be very helpful if we could take them (Al-Qaeda leaders)," Clinton said.

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It has been reported that Clinton delusional because she is off her meds again.

Jul 19 05:38

BP says seep detected in Gulf may not be from its well

Oil giant BP Plc said a seep detected in the Gulf of Mexico may not be related to its blown out Macondo well, which has caused the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

Spokesman Robert Wine said on Monday that BP engineers were the source of information behind comments from the government's top official overseeing the spill response effort, Admiral Thad Allen, that a seep was detected "a distance from the well."

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Liar liar pants on fire!

Jul 19 00:52

We, Defenders of the Mavi Marmara

While in Israeli custody I, along with everyone else was subjected to endless abuse and flagrant acts of disrespect. Women and elderly were physically and mentally assaulted. Access to food and water and toilets was denied. Dogs were used against us, we ourselves were treated like dogs.

Jul 19 00:09

Afghanistan — Can General Petraeus turn the tide in Kandahar?

By Khalil Nouri – Veterans Today

The southern city of Kandahar, the last Afghan territory to be handed over by the British in 1830, was also known as the center of greatest resistance to the Russian occupation in the 1980’s. Today it measures as the epicenter of intense political competition, drug trafficking and an operational nightmare for a U.S. led counterinsurgency campaign; once again proving its historic destiny as a make-or-break location for another Afghan war.

Jul 19 00:05

An American “Terrorist” in London

Ken O'Keefe
My 1984 reality is culminating with the United States and Israeli Governments treating me and/or charging me with being a “terrorist”. Americans worry not, you can sleep better at night knowing your “homeland” is being defended from the likes of me. And Israel, rest easy as well, it’s Ken O’Keefe and his Arab collaborators who are in the Mossad crosshairs.

Jul 18 23:39

Guilty as Charged in Gaza Prison

By Ken O'Keefe
While in Gaza Concentration Camp I myself can afford three meals a day and clean water, not true for hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. But if I am shot I might well die (as many Palestinians do) because adequate medical care will not be possible. If I fall ill, I may die from a completely treatable ailment for lack of medicine. Physical access to family outside of Gaza is impossible, as it is for the 1.5 million people of Gaza.

Jul 18 19:56

An Exclusive Interview with Stephen Sniegoski, author of The Transparent Cabal

have not read the book, yet, but if this book is as comprehensive as Dr. Stephen Sniegoski’ says it is, then it will make a good weapon to carry into the battle.

Dr. Sniegoski

Jul 18 16:03

WaPo Will Commit Treason Monday/National Security Staff Warned

WaPo Will Commit Treason Monday/National Security Staff Warned
by Jane Jamison on July 18, 2010
National Security Information to Be Leaked in Series of Reports
Quinn Hillyer at Washington Times found out Friday. He prints a warning letter which has gone out from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, telling them to do whatever necessary to protect staff in sensitive positions.
It’s outrageous that WaPo would “stretch” to endanger national security and personnel, but it’s certainly not the first time. Or even the 2nd time. Where will the Obama Department of Justice stand on this act of treason?
It’s a felony to do so, just ask Bush advisor Scooter Libby who was prosecuted (wrongly) under federal law

Jul 18 08:46

The U.S. Middle Class Is Being Wiped Out Here's the Stats to Prove It

The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer at a staggering rate. Once upon a time, the United States had the largest and most prosperous middle class in the history of the world, but now that is changing at a blinding pace.

The reality is that no matter how smart, how strong, how educated or how hard working American workers are, they just cannot compete with people who are desperate to put in 10 to 12 hour days at less than a dollar an hour on the other side of the world. After all, what corporation in their right mind is going to pay an American worker 10 times more (plus benefits) to do the same job?

Jul 18 08:03

Scary' growth of gangs in war zones

Being in a street gang is now forbidden for members of the U.S. armed forces. But you might not guess that if you were to visit U.S. military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to soldiers who have recently served there.

Congress eventually banned members of the military from belonging to street gangs. And last November, the Defense Department added the ban to its rules.

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One has to wonder just how many gang members were - or are currently in - the US military before the ban took effect just last November.

Jul 18 07:55

The Rot from Within: Character Disorders of the Republic

In reading a number of books on the destructive manipulative behavior of people with personality disorders I became increasingly struck by how the behavior of our politicians and our nation, especially with respect to foreign policy, was so precisely described.

The lesson from this study is not just sobering, but taken alongside the invincible tide of history – the collapse of every empire – the prognosis for our nation is bleak.

Jul 18 07:43

Schwarzenegger mobilizes National Guard to border

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday mobilized members of the California National Guard as part of a federal effort to deter drug trafficking and illegal immigration along the border with Mexico.

His order supports President Barack Obama's plan to have 1,200 National Guard troops assist with federal border protection, customs and immigration agents.

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If the governors of all border states stood up to the plate with similar mobilizations, perhaps the states would be able to do the job the Federal government is unwilling or unable to do.

Jul 18 07:22

Changing Stance, Administration Now Defends Insurance Mandate as a Tax

When Congress required most Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, Democrats denied that they were creating a new tax. But in court, the Obama administration and its allies now defend the requirement as an exercise of the government’s “power to lay and collect taxes.”

And that power, they say, is even more sweeping than the federal power to regulate interstate commerce.

Administration officials say the tax argument is a linchpin of their legal case in defense of the health care overhaul and its individual mandate, now being challenged in court by more than 20 states and several private organizations.

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This alleged "health care" bill was never about health care; it was only about extracting more tax dollars out of We the People, period, end of discussion.

Jul 17 22:12

Fidal Castro: The Source of Wars

Fidel Castro: In substance, Obama intends to mislead the world talking about a world free of nuclear weapons that would be replaced with other extremely destructive weapons designed to terrorize the leaders of other States and to accomplish the new strategy of complete impunity.

Jul 17 18:43

Four Dead In Juarez Car Bombing

People in Juarez are recovering from a car bomb that killed four Thursday night. The victims include two federal agents, an ambulance worker and a doctor who was in the area when the bomb went off...

Jul 17 17:58

GORDON DUFF: TIME TO END AMERICAN OCCUPATION OF MIDDLE EAST

Even Imaginary Enemies Can Get Tired

For the last decade, America has been shuffling its entire military, including hundreds of thousands of private contractors, in and out of the Middle East on little more than a “snipe hunt.” Time for a reality check. Iraq never attacked the US. Reports say Al Qaeda may have fewer than 30 men in Afghanistan.

The Taliban has been asking for a cease fire for months. Turkey and Brazil negotiated a nuclear deal with Iran ending any possible threat, one we strangely, very strangely ignored. “Thermo-nuclear Israel’s” continual whining and manipulation is wearing thin. America’s economy, her Army and her suffering veterans demand an end to our Bush era phony war.

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Jul 17 17:20

NATO: Whoring Itself To American Imperialism

Where the US claims its presence in Iraq and Afghanistan is only temporary the massive infrastructures established in these countries in the form of military bases belies this claim. They are not dispensing “Enduring Freedom” but an enduring presence and Afghanistan and Iraq are only the most recent franchises in a global network of over 700 US military bases.

Imperialism is a very expensive game and has left America the most indebted country in the world. It is fighting foreign wars with borrowed money on borrowed time. It then becomes necessary to defray the costs of this cretinous extravagance by coercing allies, namely NATO, into being the whores of US imperialism all too willing to cough up cash and lives in a sorely corrupted cause for despicable motives.

Jul 17 15:34

Robert Fisk: They're all grovelling and you can guess the reason

For that was the collective sin of Misses Nasr and Guy. What they said might have made Israel's supporters angry. And that will never do. The reality is that CNN should have told Israel's lobbyists to get lost, and the Foreign Office – which was indeed upbraided by the Israeli foreign ministry – should have asked the Israeli government when it is going to stop thieving Arab land. But as my old mate Rami Khoury put it in the Jordanian press this week, "We in the Middle East are used to this sort of racist intellectual terrorism. American and British citizens who occasionally dare to speak accurately about the Middle East and its people are still learning about the full price of the truth when Israeli interests are in the room."

Jul 17 14:55

Another Obama Lie, ConRats Robbing $400 Million From Katrina Victims To Pay For BP Gulf Oil Spill

Congress Robbing $400 Million From Katrina Victims To Pay For BP Gulf Oil Spill
Posted by Alexander Higgins - July 17, 2010 at 5:24 pm -
Yes, Federal Government has repeatedly assured the public over and over again that BP will pay for every dime of costs related to the oil spill.
But as we have seen throughout this crisis the Government has repeatedly told the public one thing and has done another.
The lip service has even been echoed by President Obama himself on several occasions.

Jul 17 12:12

Tricky Bibi

“Israel has had many rightist leaders since Menachem Begin promised “many Elon Morehs,” but there has never been one like Netanyahu, who wants to do it by deceit.”

Jul 17 11:20

Israel’s parliamentary mob

Uri Avnery considers the current profile of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, which has become home to a large and growing number of vulgar fascists, racists and ignoramuses.

Jul 17 11:18

The Israeli-US love affair

Paul J. Balles views the aspects of the Israeli-US love affair that American politicians and media prefer not to talk about, from US taxpayer subsidies for illegal Jewish settlements and nuclear technology transfer to Israel, to the virtual licensing of Israeli spying on the USA itself.

Jul 17 09:06

Interview responses by Richard Falk to questions regarding his Annual Reports as Special Rapporteur for the occupied Palestinian Territories on behalf of UN Human Rights Council

Interviewed by C.J. Polychroniou, a freelance journalist, mainly published in Athens

CJP: Upon whose request was this report submitted and what are its main findings?

Jul 17 07:55

How Facts Backfire

Researchers discover a surprising threat to democracy: our brains.

In the end, truth will out. Won’t it?

Maybe not.

Jul 17 00:11

JEFF GATES: Another Israeli Operation?

Does Event Honoring Israeli Spy Suggest Another Israeli Operation?

Less than two weeks prior to the mass murder of September 11, 2001, the Israeli government made a $1 million grant to Israeli super-spy Jonathan Pollard. In retrospect, the facts suggest that grant may well have served as a signal to Israeli operatives inside the U.S.

On July 13, 2010, in observance of Pollard’s 9000th day of incarceration, the Jerusalem municipality dimmed the lights illuminating the Old City. This gesture of Israeli solidarity included a projection onto the darkened walls of a message urging that President Obama release their spy from prison.

Thus the concern among knowledgeable intelligence operatives that this Pollard commemoration may mean that another Israeli operation is underway.

Jul 16 17:28

BAROUD: Beyond violence and non-violence: resistance as a culture

by Ramzy Baroud

Resistance is not a band of armed men hell-bent on wreaking havoc. It is not a cell of terrorists scheming ways to detonate buildings.

True resistance is a culture.

It is a collective retort to oppression.

Jul 16 16:55

David Hirst interviewed

Veteran Middle East correspondent David Hirst, author of the seminal work on the Palestinian plight The Gun and the Olive Branch, has a new release: Beware of Small States, an equally important book on Lebanon’s complex tragedy. The Electronic Intifada contributor Robin Yassin-Kassab interviewed Hirst on his work and views.

Robin Yassin-Kassab: You did your national service in Cyprus and Egypt just before the 1956 Suez War. What effect did your first experience of the Middle East have on you? Why did you end up spending your life in the Middle East, particularly in its more violent corners? Have kidnappings and bannings discouraged you?

Jul 16 14:07

Text More Money to Haiti . . . .

. . . SUCKERS!

Jul 16 13:42

British Jews support Israeli war crimes

Gilad Atzmon considers the alarming results of a recent survey of attitudes among British Jews which found, among other things, that nearly three quarters of British Jews support Israeli war crimes in Gaza.

Jul 16 12:11

Quake Rocks DC Region This Morning

District of Columbia Earthquake History

No historical earthquake has been centered within the District of Columbia.

Ground vibrations from earthquakes in such seismic regions as the St. Lawrence River Valley, Missouri, Ohio, Virginia, and South Carolina have been felt by D.C. residents, but have caused no damage. A great earthquake which did considerable damage at Guadeloupe, West Indies, was felt in the Eastern United States, especially at Washington, D.C., in 1843.

Jul 16 11:58

Welcome to Hell: An open letter to Mr. Clint Guidry of South Louisiana

Welcome to Hell: An open letter to Mr. Clint Guidry of South Louisiana
By Pubali Ray Chaudhuri
Jul 15, 2010, 00:22
This letter is sent as a wake-up call to all the Americans who are now feeling -- and rightfully so -- shafted by a system that has already cut large swaths of devastation in the world outside the U.S. (Yes, contrary to what many Americans think, there is a world outside the U.S.)... We are surprised, for instance, that hell should have come to South Louisiana. We understand when other nations struggle with high unemployment, food riots, chronic poverty, appalling rates of child malnutrition. That’s them. Those poor, benighted, backward nations. (Underneath is the unspoken assumption: it’s their own damn fault for not managing their affairs better).

Jul 16 08:23

Psychopaths in the Gulf

We have not learned what to do about the world's psychopaths so we will see our civilization ripped asunder. Psychopaths and sociopaths have little choice but to hurt others as well as the environment because it is in their very nature to do so. These vicious individuals and the institutions they manage are at war with the peoples of the world and there is little defense against them. The very nature of our civilization encourages these people to seek the pinnacles of power and they certainly found just that inside the oil companies.

Jul 16 07:55

Obamacare Begins – In Idaho

When the Regime sets prices, this is called "applied compassion."

When producers organize to complain about price controls, and then freely decide not to offer their services at the artificially low price, this is called "a criminal conspiracy to fix prices."

This is the central claim of the "consent decree" inflicted, at gunpoint, on a group of Idaho orthopedic surgeons by the Obama Regime – with the eager collaboration of the Idaho State Attorney General. Under the terms of that extorted agreement, it would be tantamount to a criminal offense for a doctor to complain to his peers about regulatory actions that may drive accomplished medical specialists out of business.

Jul 16 07:16

CAN A RABBI LIE ABOUT APARTHEID?

Today, the “democratic” Israeli Knesset passes inherently racist laws allowing the deportation of non-Jewish citizens, the confiscation of non-Jewish property, and the systematic persecution of non-Jews. In other words, the outer form is democracy but the substance is fascism in its ugliest form.

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