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CURRENT EVENTS

Dec 14 11:00

U.S. abandonment of law

We have entered a period of government lawlessness, led by the United States, with inevitably serious consequences for everyone. Nuclear war is a possibility. With climate change threatening the planet itself, we do not need this as well. Europe must cease supporting this berserk state. It needs to recover the vision, the spirit of goodwill and humanity that laid the foundations of the European Union. In following America, Europe has lost its way.

Dec 14 09:08

To Know the End from the Beginning

What happened to Berlusconi yesterday is a watershed moment. This won’t be the general impression. In most minds this will come across as an anomaly and one of the things that happen now and then to those who are in the public eye and whose public actions have a certain amount of controversy to them. It could be said that all public figures have a certain amount of controversy attached to them, just from being public figures.

Dec 14 09:00

Bankers 'whacked' in arcade game

An arcade game that allows people to vent their anger at bankers has proved so popular the owner keeps having to replace worn out mallets.

Inventor Tim Hunkin introduced "Whack a Banker", which is based on the older "Whack a Mole" game, at his arcade on Southwold pier in Suffolk.

Instead of players hitting pop-up moles with a mallet, within a set time, the target is pop-up bald figures.

Mr Hunkin said the game was "proving very popular".

"I keep having to replace worn-out mallets," he said.

Dec 14 08:16

To know the end from the beginning

The very rich and powerful have put themselves in a most undesirable position. Instead of making sure that the underclass has enough to get by and then keeping all the usual distractions in operation, they have overstepped themselves. Their greed and lust for power and wealth and their disdain for public opinion, which they demonstrate by their arrogant disregard for what others think; believing themselves to be above the reach and judgment of those they consider beneath them, is going to come back on them with a fury. The King Louis and Marie Antoinette mindset never goes out of style with those driven mad by vanity and self-interest. It comes with the territory.

Dec 14 07:51

Abu Dhabi gives Dubai $10bn handout to repay debts

Abu Dhabi has stepped in to help fellow United Arab Emirates member Dubai with a $10 billion injection, of which $4.1 billion was allocated to troubled state-owned conglomerate Dubai World to pay immediate obligations.

The move was the least expected of all options Dubai had on the table after requesting a standstill on $26 billion in Dubai World debt on Nov. 25, alarming markets and shaking the image of the emirate as a regional business hub.

Dec 14 07:48

UPDATE: Amnesty report grim on Iran crackdown after protests

Amnesty documents "patterns of abuse" by the Basij militia and revolutionary guards involving beatings, rape, death threats, forced confessions, intimidation and official cover-ups. Many detainees have been subjected to show trials and five have been sentenced to death. (emphasis mine).

Link to the original Amnesty report (.pdf).

Dec 14 07:19

REMINDER: US has been threatening Iran with NUCLEAR WAR

So let’s summarize this data succinctly: official and authoritative US policy for the use of nuclear weapons has first-strike plans to strike targets “intending to use WMD” against a US ally.

Please read the previous sentence again.

Let’s review the US rhetoric concerning Iran. US political “leaders” state Iran threatens to “wipe Israel off the map” and they have a “nuclear program.” In other words, Iran intends to develop a nuclear weapon and use it on Israel. Therefore, per US policy, Iran is a target for a US nuclear first-strike pre-emptive attack to destroy their intended use of WMD against a US ally.

The US is terrorizing Iran with threat of an unannounced nuclear attack. Or is it announced?

Dec 14 06:19

Japan will decide US base transfer policy soon: Hatoyama

Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama said on Monday he will decide Japan's policy on the issue of relocating a US Marine air station in Okinawa Prefecture within days, after US officials called on Tokyo to make up its mind by Friday.

"I will determine a government policy soon, and do so by consulting with my Cabinet ministers, while I can't mention the date because it is sensitive," Hatoyama told reporters.

Dec 13 20:14

Obama lies: "America has never fought a war against a democracy." Iran 1953, Guatemala 1954, Vietnam

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A lie of omission is a lie; it intentionally leaves out crucial information to create a false representation of reality. Obama lied in omission in his Orwellian Peace Prize acceptance speech by claiming, “America has never fought a war against a democracy.” Technically, a war is reciprocated armed conflict. However, the etymology of the word, “war” is “confusion,” which is part of the CIA role in wars against democracy in Iran in 1953, Guatemala in 1954, and Vietnam beginning with US support of French colonialism against Vietnamese independence and extending beyond US approval of election cancelation that began the Vietnam War.

Dec 13 18:18

Accenture ends Tiger Woods sponsorship deal amid divorce rumours

The global business consulting company said it would not continue its agreement with Woods following the scandal surrounding his private life.

The announcement came as Woods’s wife Elin Nordegren was said to be considering ending their marriage and returning to her native Sweden, despite the sports star’s decision to take a break from golf, which could ultimately cost him £100 million, to focus on his family.

Dec 13 16:47

Silvio Berlusconi punched in face after Milan rally

The Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was left bloodied and shaken after he was punched in the face as he left a political rally in Milan.

The 73-year-old premier collapsed after he was apparently struck in the face by a man who was clutching a small statue of the Duomo, the city's world-famous cathedral.

A shaken Mr Berlusconi was quickly dragged to his waiting car by his security guards and driven to hospital.

Dec 13 16:47

US special forces train Yemen army as Arab state becomes al-Qaeda 'reserve base'

US special forces have been sent to Yemen to train its army amid fears the unstable Arab state is becoming a strategically important base for al-Qaeda.

The deployment comes as Yemen's neighbours said they had arrested "dozens" of al-Qaeda fighters moving in and out of the country. Oman, a moderate Arab state on Yemen's border, is to increase the number of naval patrols around the Arabian peninsula to try to intercept suspected terrorists on the move between bases in Yemen and South Asia.

Fearful that Yemen is in danger of becoming a failed state, America has now sent a small number of special forces teams to improve training of Yemen's army in reaction to the threat.

Dec 13 12:34

Berlusconi attacked in Milan

This might catch on!

Dec 13 12:24

GM in talks to sell old Saab technology to Chinese company

General Motors Co. is in talks to sell parts of Saab Automobile's old technology to a Chinese company and the entire brand to another buyer, a person familiar with the negotiations said Sunday.

The person said GM plans to sell the technology behind the Saab models 93 and 95 to Beijing Automotive Industry Holdings. The person spoke on condition of anonymity.

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Not that anybody really cares right?

Dec 13 12:13

Berlusconi attacked in Milan

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been hit in the face and knocked to the ground after a political rally in Milan.

Good!!!Who´s next for a smack???Obama?Blair!?

Dec 13 07:43

Houston biggest US city to elect openly gay mayor

Houston became the largest U.S. city to elect an openly gay mayor, with voters handing a solid victory to City Controller Annise Parker after a hotly contested runoff.

Parker defeated former city attorney Gene Locke with 53.6 percent of the vote Saturday in a race that had a turnout of only 16.5 percent.

Dec 13 05:55

Tony Blair told by Azerbaijan victims: 'Give your £90,000 speaker's fee to charity'

His visit was a coup for the country's rulers as his well-known grin beamed out on state television from a press conference to homes throughout the small, oil-rich nation

The former prime minister flew to Azerbaijan where he met the country's president and visited a methanol factory owned by a multi-millionaire businessman.

Dec 12 17:34

Change blindness: research and history how Americans are as blind to US fascism as Nazi-era Germans

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Psychological research demonstrates that large-scale dramatic change can escape attention when the change is unsuspected, unannounced, and agents causing the change act as if nothing is different. Two areas of this cognitive study are “change blindness” and “inattentional blindness.” When we include consideration of “cognitive dissonance,” the rejection of facts when they conflict with important beliefs, we can approach an explanation of how educated citizens could accept fascism when it was unsuspected, unannounced, and the responsible agents fraudulently represented the new government as no different from the old. Cognitive dissonance would deter many people to accept the new reality, even when the facts were clear.

Dec 12 16:46

History to Obama: Yes, we have made war on democracies

"America has never fought a war against a democracy, and our closest friends are governments that protect the rights of their citizens." --- President Barack Obama, December 10, 2009

I set out to listen to the president's speech today after only catching bits of it here at work. And to read the text, too, after all, as the Rude Pundit said, this is Obama talking to History. The occasion requires careful attention.

Clearly, Americans listen to Obama differently than the rest of the world listens. But for the people of Latin America, this claim of his is a stomach punch. The window of hope and goodwill and support Barack Obama inspired among progressive Latin American leaders and even among the peoples of Latin America during his campaign just slammed shut.

Dec 12 16:35

MADOFF’S NEW BUDDIES…. (OR PRISON MAKES FOR STRANGE BEDFELLOWS)

Bernard Madoff, who engineered the largest Ponzi scheme in history which bilked investors for some $19 billion, has adjusted to life behind bars by chatting up, among others, prison-mate Jonathan Pollard, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Dec 12 15:34

Britain appoints Judaeo-centric Zionist diplomat as ambassador to Israel

Gilad Atzmon asks how the appointment by Britain’s Jewish foreign secretary, David Miliband, of a fiercely Zionist diplomat as the UK ambassador to Israel is likely to serve British interests in the event of a conflict with Israel.

"Considering Israel's crimes against humanity in general and Palestinians in particular, one would expect Britain to send an impartial ambassador to the Jewish state. Judaeo-centric by admission and Zionist by education, Gould is certainly not the man for the job."

Dec 12 13:17

Preventative Medicine: Go for Checkup, Get Tested for Drugs Without Notice Or Consent?

Saw this in March; by the summer there were first hand accounts. Buried in a WH press release about fighting the drug war in Mexico; emphasis mine.

We are renewing our commitment to reduce the demand for illegal drugs here at home.

* Approximately $5 billion have been committed in the previous year for initiatives to reduce illicit drug use within our borders.
* The Obama Administration is focusing on integrating substance abuse services into national healthcare systems with early screening, diagnosis and intervention as regular preventative medicine to reach the millions of patients who need treatment, and as a means to prevent millions more from becoming dependent.
* Expanding treatment capacity of drug courts in the United States is a priority of the Obama Administration. The FY09 Omnibus includes $63.9 million for drug courts that bring judicial, law enforcement, and treatment communities, as well as other social and public services together with the goal of breaking a non-violent offender’s drug addiction.

Dec 12 11:22

Soldiers Forced to Go AWOL for PTSD Care

With a military health care system over-stretched by two ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, more soldiers are deciding to go absent without leave (AWOL) in order to find treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Every single one of our military should get the same level of care that "Dead-Eye" Dick Cheney gets.

That being said, our young men and women in the military are going to be more stressed than in almost any military combat in which the US has participated, because a part of them knows that this time, we are absolutely on the wrong side of history.

The invasion and occupation of Iraq had nothing to do with the safety of We the People: it had everything to do with private profit, allegedly coming from Iraq's oil, which has absolutely not happened at all.

In Afghanistan, the war - again for profit - is about installing the pipelines to control Eurasian oil, and controlling the drug traffic, from which so many profit so handsomely.

Understanding that, and knowing that the Iraqis and Afghans just want their respective countries back,coupled with witnessing the death and destruction these wars are creating, has to make it nearly impossible to go on killing these people with a clear conscience.

Dec 12 10:38

Missing more than a meal; Child hunger, called the 'silent epidemic,' is an increasingly complex problem

In Philadelphia, researchers found that, during the first half of this year, one in five homes with a baby or toddler did not have enough food. And one of every dozen young children was outright hungry, a rate twice that of the same period the year before.

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That this should be happening to even one kid, in this land of plenty, is shameful.

Lack of adequate nutrition means that kids can't focus in school, and are prone to other health challenges as well.

Dec 12 10:14

The Thin Blue Whine, Pt. I: Petulant Police Demand Impunity

Violence "is unpredictable, chaotic and thoughtless" by its nature, observed Peter Taylor in a recent op-ed column published in The Oregonian. "It doesn't like to be confined and doesn't lend itself to cooperation.... It is saddening to see the effects of violence on its victims, those who witness it and, yes, also those who wield it against others."

Dec 12 09:33

Tube announcer advises passengers to consider shooting themselves

A London Underground announcer has earned cult status after delivering a monologue which included suggesting that frustrated passengers might consider shooting themselves.

Dec 12 08:54

US House passes Bill to fend off Wall Street failures

The sprawling legislation would give the government new powers to break up companies that threaten the economy, create a new agency to oversee consumer banking transactions and shine a light into shadow financial markets that have escaped the oversight of regulators.

The vote was a party-line 223-202. No Republicans voted for the bill; 27 Democrats voted against it.

Dec 12 08:37

Cop a load of this... Traffic policeman's amazing dance routine on the job

All traffic police have a repertoire of moves to direct vehicles, but they're pretty functional - after all, the job is about impersonating a traffic light.

However, one U.S. officer has turned his duties into a spectacularly choreographed artform.

For Tony Lepore, directing traffic is no mere routine - it's a dance routine.

Dec 12 08:34

The Flaming Dumpsters at the End of the Line

They are providing -and aggressively encouraging- free flu vaccines for segments of the population but we are coming to understand what is going on there. The number of Americans on food stamps is inching up to 20% of the population. The job market is bad news and the immediate opportunities lie in military service. Massive war efforts are being financed to stop terrorism, which is routinely being performed by the very people engaged in allegedly stopping terrorism. This money turned to domestic concerns would very swiftly change the climate but… that’s not being done. Some alien intelligence has entered into the minds of the leaders and the wrong way is the right way and the law.

Dec 12 07:47

U.S. Will Settle Native American Suit for $3.4 Billion

The federal government announced on Tuesday that it intends to pay $3.4 billion to settle claims that it has mismanaged the revenue in American Indian trust funds, potentially ending one of the largest and most complicated class-action lawsuits ever brought against the United States.

Dec 11 15:42

New York City Erases Bike Lanes to Appease Hasidic Men Who Object to Seeing Women in Bike Shorts

Groups of bicycle-riding vigilantes have been repainting 14 blocks of Williamsburg roadways ever since the city sandblasted their bike lanes away last week at the request of the Hasidic community.

The Hasids, who have long had a huge enclave in the now-artist-haven neighborhood, had complained that the Bedford Avenue bike paths posed both a safety and religious hazard.

Dec 11 13:33

Rules of human decency apply to Israelis too: academic boycott of Israel now urgent

Stuart Littlewood argues that an academic boycott of Israel is now urgent in the light of an Israeli High Court ruling that the Israel occupation forces acted within their rights when they abducted, blindfolded, handcuffed and dumped in Gaza 21-year-old Palestinian student Berlanty Azzam just weeks before she was due to complete her degree at Bethlehem University in the occupied West Bank.

Dec 11 10:44

WMD treaty violations and inspection refusal for biological, nuclear, chemical weapons. Iran? No, US

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First, the length of a headline prevents me from including the damning introduction of treaty violation of torture, legal war, use of depleted uranium, and refusal to make antipersonnel landmines illegal. Now, to substantiate the headline’s shocking and factual lead:

President Obama rejected inspection protocol for US biological weapons, in Orwellian contradiction to his statement to strengthen the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC). This comes after increased US investment in bio-weapons during the Bush Administration with multiple reports of secret and illegal programs.

Dec 11 10:30

Chemistry student killed by 'exploding chewing gum'

A CHEMISTRY student has reportedly been killed by what is believed to be exploding chewing gum.

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The man was studying at Ukraine’s Kiev Polytechnic Institute and was known for his habit of dipping chewing in citric acid.

Ria Novosti reports police found both citric acid packets and “some kind of explosive material” on a table in his parents’s room.

They believe he may have confused the two packets, dipping the gum into the explosive material rather than the citric acid.

Oops.

Dec 11 10:15

Billionaire Who Had Sex with Sixteen Year-olds Claims He's the Victim Now

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"They promised me they were only thirteen!"

Dec 11 08:56

Bankers might be feeling public’s wrath — literally

Criminologists have long noted a correlation between violent crimes and recession, but the phenomenon of business leaders being targeted -- potentially for their roles in a financial loss of some kind -- appears to be unique to this recession.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just wait until the American public finally wakes up to the facts that the war in Iraq was about its oil, and the war in Afghanistan is about installing the pipelines to control Eurasian oil, and controlling the drug trade!

Once the anger that understanding comes to a head, it will be unstoppable.

In terms of real anger, this society and this government have seen absolutely nothing yet.

Dec 11 08:01

Bankers Might Be Feeling Publics Wrath-Literally

It begins! Check the comments!

Dec 10 20:05

Eiffel Tower steps to be sold at Paris auction

"Paris Mon Amour," the title given to the auction at the famed French house Drouot, brings together an eclectic batch of memories that evoke a bygone era as well as the present.

Among the 301 items to be auctioned is a section of glass broken during the construction in 1987 of the glass pyramid now standing at the entrance to the Louvre Museum. Estimated at $735-$1,470 it is accompanied by a photograph taken at the time.

Dec 10 18:27

On eve of receiving Nobel, Obama's DOJ files amicus brief upending Nuremberg Protocols

It is important to note that the Administration did not have to file this brief since it had withdrawn as counsel and paid for Yoo’s private counsel. It has decided that it wants to establish the law claimed by the Bush Administration protecting Justice officials who support alleged war crimes. They are effectively doubling down by withdrawing as counsel and then reappearing as a non-party amicus.

The Obama Administration has gutted the hard-fought victories in Nuremberg where lawyers and judges were often guilty of war crimes in their legal advice and opinions.

Dec 10 17:47

Deadly storm sweeps across America

More than a foot of snow has fallen in 12 states as blizzard conditions buried cars under snowdrifts as much as 15 feet deep.

Most of the deaths were due to traffic accidents. In Kansas, visibility dropped to only 50 feet while in Iowa a major highway was closed, leaving lorry drivers stranded.

Hundreds of schools closed, thousands of homes lost power and flights have been cancelled across a wide area.

Dec 10 17:45

Egypt digs underground wall to stop Gaza tunnels

Residents of Rafah, the border town which has become the centre for a major smuggling operation, say engineers have brought in earth moving-equipment and are placing deep steel tubes at short intervals into the ground.

The government has not confirmed the claims but one security source said the plan was to build a blast-proof, impenetrable steel wall of adjoining two inch thick sheets across stretches of the frontier known to be used by smugglers.

Another official said engineers were installing tunnel detection equipment along the border, which is about seven miles long. He refused to confirm that a wall was also being planned.

Dec 10 14:48

US expands unlawful drone war in Pakistan; violates letter, spirit of all US, UN war laws

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The US is at unlawful war with Pakistan, having bombed over 50 sites and killing over 400. the Pakistan government rejects this violation of their nation, but just as the US has no respect for the laws limiting war to a narrow definition of self-defense in Afghanistan, Iraq, rhetoric for more war with Iran, and torture, they have no respect for peace in Pakistan.

Americans receive propaganda in support of US government murder and Crimes Against Peace, such as in this piece from the NY Times that say whatever BS seems most palatable without mentioning US and international law. Other propaganda encourage escalation of this unlawful war. President Obama’s escalation of the unlawful war in Afghanistan will concentrate troops on Pakistan’s border.

Dec 10 13:25

Israel’s notorious Hannibal procedure: army directive behind shooting of mental patient

Jonathan Cook reveals that the Israeli army’s so-called "Hannibal procedure", by which Israelis deliberately kill their own rather than see them captured, is still in force, despite allegedly being revoked in 2002, and was last used earlier this week to kill a mental patient.

Dec 10 11:35

Court Officer Getting Out of Jail, Pending Appeal

Court Detention Officer Adam Stoddard is getting out of jail.

The Arizona Court of Appeals on Thursday morning released a ruling granting Stoddard an "interlocutory stay" pending the outcome of an appeal Stoddard's attorney, Tom Liddy, filed on the court order that put Stoddard in the sheriff's custody.

Stoddard, a Maricopa County Sheriff's detention officer, had been in jail since Dec. 1, after he refused an order from Superior Court Judge Gary Donahoe to make a public apology to a defense attorney. It was revealed in the Appeals Court hearing on Wednesday that he was held in the Lower Buckeye Jail.

Dec 10 11:32

Mistrial in Case of Hate Blogger Charged With Judge Threats

The mistrial was declared after jurors, deliberating their second day, said they were hopelessly deadlocked. A retrial was set for March 1.

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I would not be surprised if the second trial never happens.

Dec 10 06:19

Gunmen hold 57 in Philippines, free children

Armed mountain tribesmen raided an elementary school and nearby homes in the troubled southern Philippines on Thursday and were holding at least 57 people hostage to keep police at bay, authorities said.

The raid was carried out less than three weeks after a massacre in a nearby province in which 57 people were killed, throwing an unwelcome spotlight on the Southeast Asian nation and raising tensions ahead of presidential elections next year.

Dec 09 22:38

Kucinich calls on Congress to end wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan through War Powers Resolution

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The Founders of the US Constitution intended that the power to wage war reside directly under the authority of the peoples’ representatives in Congress. The War Powers Resolution of 1973 (also known as the War Powers Act) has several provisions, but we’ll focus on this part in the section on Congressional Action:

"…at any time that United States Armed Forces are engaged in hostilities outside the territory of the United States, its possessions and territories without a declaration of war or specific statutory authorization, such forces shall be removed by the President if the Congress so directs by concurrent resolution."

A concurrent resolution of Congress requires a majority vote of the members of the Senate and the House.

Dec 09 18:25

Tiger Woods loses nomination for Congressional award

A US congressman has abandoned his attempt to have Tiger Woods awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.

It is the highest civilian award given by Congress and Woods had been put forward for his sportsmanship and excellence.

Dec 09 17:07

Let the Copenhagen wealth transfer begin

Make no mistake. Copenhagen is mainly about a massive wealth transfer from industrialized and energy-producing nations like Canada, to developing nations who will agree to curtail emissions in exchange for having their economic growth offset with welfare from the first world.

Dec 09 16:58

The Myth of Neutral Academic Peer Review Exploded

These academic con men got their hands caught in the cookie jar. This has undermined the #1 myth of the global-warming crowd: the myth of peer review.

Dec 09 15:38

New York: Autopsies Show 2009 H1N1, 1918 Flu Similar

"This pattern of pathology in the airway tissues is similar to that reported in autopsy findings of victims of both the 1918 and 1957 influenza pandemics," notes Dr. Taubenberger.

Dec 09 15:04

Copenhagen and Global Warming: Ten Facts and Ten Myths on Climate Change

1. Climate has always changed, and it always will. The assumption that prior to the industrial revolution the Earth had a “stable” climate is simply wrong. The only sensible thing to do about climate change is to prepare for it.

2. Accurate temperature measurements made from weather balloons and satellites since the late 1950s show no atmospheric warming since 1958. In contrast, averaged ground-based thermometers record a warming of about 0.40 C over the same time period. Many scientists believe that the thermometer record is biased by the Urban Heat Island effect and other artefacts.

3. Despite the expenditure of more than US$50 billion dollars looking for it since 1990, no unambiguous anthropogenic (human) signal has been identified in the global temperature pattern...

Dec 09 14:49

Militaristic, corrupt America increasingly resembles a Third World state.

Angry nationalism shouts down prudence. Disproportionate military spending threatens economic wellbeing. Industry has its hand so deep in the government’s purse that private enterprise is becoming public property. The currency falters, the infrastructure crumbles. And a supine media, once a watchdog of the powerful, happily licks the strongman’s hand.

If the picture looks familiar, that’s because we’ve seen it many times before, from Argentina to Chile to Russia. The U.S. is third worlding.

That statement may smack of hyperbole. It may also understate the phenomenon, for many of the countries that the United States increasingly resembles are not only Third World—they are authoritarian, even rogue.

Dec 09 14:26

Why are the oligarchic elites trying so hard to push their climate change policies through right now?

Why don´t they just wait until the scandal of “climate gate” has blown over?
Because those elites know they are wrong on the issue of human caused climate change.
They know that the data doesn´t support their fear-mongering, because they themselves have fudged it to support a political agenda.
They know that their lies are being revealed to the public piece by piece, faster and faster.
Most of all, they know that the planet is at the moment once again in a cooling phase as occurs every thirty or forty odd years.
n a couple of years their claims would no longer be tenable at all.

Dec 09 13:21

TSA Blows Smoke (re: Sensitive Screening Document)

It may be that TSA has relocated the Screening solicitation to some other FBO location with a "secure version" of the Screening SOP. Even so, the insecure version remains available on the FBO site.

TSA offered a version in the original Screening solicitation which redacted in two manners, one insecure, one secure, mirrored here:

http://cryptome.org/tsa-screening-original.zip

http://cryptome.org/tsa-screening-secure.zip

[N.B.: John Young (at Cryptome.org) rocks the quote Free World unquote!! Take a moment, appreciate this man, his website, and what remains of Freedom, Justice, &c. You can order the entire seven gig, 13-year, 43,000 file collection on DVD even! Keep up the Great Work, Mr. Young!]

Dec 09 13:05

Workers discover loose Bay Bridge joint 'by chance'

Caltrans says inspectors doing their nightly check of the eyebar repair noticed the welds coming loose. Three lanes of the upper deck had to be closed from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m. and traffic was a nightmare.

"It's age really," said Caltrans spokesman Bart Ney. "There are six joints that we're looking at replacing next month and this was one of them."

The bridge and its broken joint are 73-years-old. A joint failure would not have caused the whole bridge to fail, but could have damaged cars and caused accidents.

Dec 09 11:06

Official US policy: Nuke Iran because "nuclear program" might "wipe Israel off map"

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The policy describing US military use of nuclear weapons is the 2005 Doctrine for Joint Nuclear Operations. Its preface states:

"The guidance in this publication is authoritative; as such, this doctrine will be followed except when, in the judgment of the commander, exceptional circumstances dictate otherwise. If conflicts arise between the contents of this publication and the contents of Service publications, this publication will take precedence unless the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, normally in coordination with the other members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has provided more current and specific guidance."

The chapter on Theater Nuclear Operations begins with a foreboding quote:

Dec 09 07:06

Oregon Grade School Removes Christmas Tree

An elementary school in Oregon removed its Christmas tree after complaints about the tree being a religious symbol.

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When did a Christmas tree become a religious symbol?

And who was whining about this anyway?

Dec 08 22:02

Kokesh Challenges the GOP, Asks for Salary Pledge

THIS is the kind of candidate I want in Congress:

http://kokeshforcongress.com

Dec 08 16:42

Breaking Point 2010

Gerald Celente article.

Dec 08 12:13

Ending unlawful US wars in Afghanistan, Iraq: Gandhi + MLK + prosecution ends US fall into fascism

The emperor has no clothes. The US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are unlawful; obvious when anyone takes less than one hour to understand applicable law. Rhetoric for war with Iran is also “emperor has no clothes” obvious lies (here for audio interview). America has fallen into fascism; a collusion among corporate interests for war graft, banksters taking trillions from taxpayers supervised by political pimps, and psychopaths who love torture and the pain of war. Corporate media lies to us to keep these crimes hidden as best that propaganda can try to conceal the bright light of truth.

Dec 08 10:08

It's Showtime for Mark Cuban

Billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who has been harassed by the SEC, will now get the chance to conduct a little harassment of his own.

A federal judge has granted Cuban the right to seek some internal e-mail messages, phone records and other communications from the S.E.C. regarding its case against him.

Dec 08 09:03

A Skeptic's Guide to Copenhagen

As the global summit on climate change gets under way in Copenhagen, Tunku Varadarajan offers an eyebrow-raising A-Z guide to the proceedings.

Very nearly a hundred years ago, Ambrose Bierce compiled A Devil's Dictionary, in which he sought to puncture the cultural cant of his time. Here is an attempt—at much shorter length—to prick a very contemporary kind of cant, that which has swollen the debate on climate change to ungovernable proportions.

Dec 08 06:33

Copenhagen Con Men Launch Global Carbon Tax Heist

Hours after flying into Copenhagen on luxurious private jets and being chauffeured around in gas-guzzling limousines, climate con men convening in the Danish capital announced that the shrinking bank accounts of the middle class would be further eviscerated via the introduction of global carbon taxes.

On the back of the EPA’s announcement that the life-giving gas humans exhale and plants absorb is a deadly poison, the British government’s climate advisory team has given the green light for a raft of new taxes to be heaped on commercial flights, which are already taxed to the hilt.

Dec 07 17:15

Michael Jackson on horseback portrait sells at auction

"Equestrian Portrait of King Philip II," commissioned by the late pop star, who died on June 25, was sold to a German collector at the Art Basel show, said Kathy Grayson from New York's Deitch Projects gallery.

The large portrait, which Jackson never saw in its finished form, measures 3.51 (11.5 feet) by 3.1 meters (10.1 feet), and is the work of New York-based artist Kehinde Wiley.

Dec 07 15:36

Divisions run deep in Copenhagen

The Copenhagen climate talks have opened with a declaration that the 12 days of negotiations represent an historic opportunity for the world, but deep divisions between delegates have already emerged.

The representative of the developing world says the amount of money set aside to help poor nations adapt to climate change is an insult, and Saudi Arabia's chief negotiator has raised issues about the validity of the scientific research used to justify claims that global warming is man-made.

Dec 07 12:46

It's official - Chelsea Clinton to wed Jewish boyfriend

Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of America's most powerful political couple will soon wed a "member of the tribe," according to various media reports.

Clinton is set to marry her Jewish boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky, ABC News reported on Monday.

Dec 07 12:31

US war laws explained, why Afghanistan and Iraq wars are unlawful, how to end them

The laws of war are essential for citizens and legislators to master if humanity is to evolve beyond our violent history of war to enjoy civil communities. To bring these basic laws to life, we’ll touch on war’s history, explain the letter of US war laws, explain the philosophy/spirit of US war laws, and make the obvious conclusion once the laws are clearly understood that current US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are unlawful orders that our military must refuse and stop as demanded in their oath to the protect and defend the US Constitution.

Dec 07 09:41

Why ‘Environmentalists’ Are Called ‘Watermelons’

All of their frauds and ruses, from acid rain to cellphone cancer scares, to global cooling, global warming, the “ozone hole,” “climate change,” etc., have one common denominator: They are used to make a case for a massive redistribution of worldwide wealth and central planning of the entire world’s economy. Communism, in other words.

Dec 07 07:17

This is why calling it the INFERNAL Revenue Service is no exageration.

$10 an hour with 2 kids? IRS pounces

It started a year ago, when Porcaro, a 32-year-old mom with two boys, was summoned to the Seattle office of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). She had been flagged for an audit.

She couldn't believe it. She made $18,992 the previous year cutting hair at Supercuts. A few hundred of that she spent to have her taxes prepared by H&R Block.

"I asked the IRS lady straight upfront — 'I don't have anything, why are you auditing me?' " Porcaro recalled. "I said, 'Why me, when I don't own a home, a business, a car?' "

Dec 07 07:08

Caviar Scoffing, CO2 Belching, Prostitute Molesting Climate Crooks Convene For The Mass Raping

Record numbers of stretch limos and private jets are descending on Copenhagen as thousands of CO2 belching, caviar scoffing, prostitute molesting, hypocritical climate crooks prepare to orchestrate the next round of mass raping in pursuit of their much cherished world government and its handmaiden, a global tax on carbon emissions.

In another stark reminder that these globalists couldn’t give a damn about CO2 emissions, only eviscerating economies and the middle class, their own behavior is completely at odds with how they are indignantly demanding other people live their lives.

Dec 06 21:30

The truth will set us free from global tyranny

An original song. Although primarily about 9/11 it does touch on some other issues such as the dumbing down of the public, the bombings of 3/11 and 7/7, the global warming/carbon tax scam, the central banking scam, fluoridated water, toxins in vaccines, the Kennedy assassination, the false left-right paradigm, the Rockefellers, the Saudi Corporation Ptech, swine flu, martial law, the police state and Internet 2.

Dec 06 20:00

Is Copenhagen to be first step in creating a carbon based currency to replace failing dollar?

This is from a comment posted at the BBC web site:

Has it ocurred to anyone that the carbon trading schemes now in play could eventually evolve into a proxy global currency and eventually a real one? The dollar will debase down to zero in a few years and we need a new global reserve currency.

A carbon currency credit backed by a negative value (pollution).

A master-stroke.

Banks, goverments, politicians and climate financiers will make hundreds of billions, maybe trillions out of it.

Call me a sceptic - watch that space!

Thanks and a tip of the hat to Yaya Canada at http://yayacanada.blogspot.com/

Dec 06 17:09

Meredith Kercher trial: Hillary Clinton to meet senator campaigning for Amanda Knox

As angry Americans promised to boycott Italian holidays, wine and food, a vociferous support group calling itself Friends of Amanda Knox urged people to email Barack Obama to ask him to support her appeal.

Maria Cantwell, a US Democrat senator for Washington state has said she plans to bring her own concerns about the trial, including possible anti-Americanism, to the Mrs Clinton's attention.

Dec 06 11:07

Dysfunctional US media stoop to new depths

Paul J. Balles views the dysfunctional mainstream US media, in a week where they have ignored a major news story – the revelation that the US government allowed Osama bin Ladin to escape – and allowed the bigoted New York Time columnist Thomas Friedman to spew out anti-Muslim bile.

Dec 06 08:07

Influential senator under fire after admitting nominating girlfriend for job

Senator Max Baucus, the head of the powerful Senate finance committee, is under fire after he admitted that he nominated his girlfriend to be a federal prosecutor earlier this year, drawing accusations from Republicans of unethical behaviour.

The Democrat from Montana said he recommended Melodee Hanes, who served on his staff at the time, and two others for the post of US attorney in his home state.

Dec 06 05:30

What we are witnessing with the Democratic and the Republican parties is a corporate merger.

Much holdover of key management. No radical rocking of policy, more continuance of same rather than change. Completely unnecessary "bi-partisan" appointments despite electoral wishes/mandates.

The hard-core remnants of both parties will be spun off as specialty shops - "Teabaggers" on one side "Old-fashioned Liberals" on the other. Makes for good theater. The stances of the candidates of the two parties will become increasingly difficult to differentiate. The bare minimum legislatively will be passed by either/both parties and they will blame the other for obstructionism. They will all grant each other plausible deniability for why we end up with the crap legislation we will get for time immemorial.

Dec 05 17:47

Italian police seize £90m art stash from Parmalat founder

Among the 19 masterpieces were paintings by some of the world's most famous artists, including Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet, Cezanne, Modigliani, Manet and Degas.

They allegedly belonged to the multi-millionaire businessman Calisto Tanzi, the founder of the Parmalat dairy empire, which collapsed in 2003 with billions of pounds of debt.

Dec 05 15:02

Are atheists really fundamentalists?

If you had to come up with a subject for a debate, one that would persuade more than a thousand people to leave their firesides on a wet winter evening to sit in a draughty sports hall, what would you plump for? It would have to be something pretty charged, you would imagine. Or at least salacious. About Katie Price, perhaps, or Tiger Woods.

Dec 05 15:00

Amanda Knox: 'Foxy Knoxy' was an innocent abroad, say US supporters

Leaks from the police and prosecution teams suggested lurid motivations for Knox’s role in the brutal killing ranging from satanic sex games that went wrong to frictions over housework.

More than 5,500 miles away in Seattle, a city on America’s Pacific North West coast renowned as a laid-back home of the designer coffee craze and grunge music, people said they knew a very different Amanda Knox.

Dec 05 06:45

Sarah Palin says US should rededicate itself to God

The former US vice-presidential candidate argued that a humble spirit could help leaders to get more answers on issues such as health care, energy and national security.

In a video released Friday by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, the 2008 Republican candidate for vice president, said it was important for leaders to recognise they don't have all the answers.

Dec 04 19:44

Is Erik Prince 'Graymailing' the US Government?

The in-depth Vanity Fair profile of the infamous owner of Blackwater, Erik Prince, is remarkable on many levels--not least among them that Prince appeared to give the story's author, former CIA lawyer Adam Ciralsky, unprecedented access to information about sensitive, classified and lethal operations not only of Prince's forces, but Prince himself. In the article, Prince is revealed not just as owner of a company that covertly provided contractors to the CIA for drone bombings and targeted assassinations, but as an actual CIA asset himself. While the story appears to be simply a profile of Prince, it might actually be the world's most famous mercenary's insurance policy against future criminal prosecution. The term of art for what Prince appears to be doing in the VF interview is graymail: a legal tactic that has been used for years by intelligence operatives or assets who are facing prosecution or fear they soon will be. In short, these operatives or assets threaten to reveal details of sensitive or classified operations in order to ward off indictments or criminal charges, based on the belief that the government would not want these details revealed.

Dec 04 19:32

LAPD view of Israeli organized crime

But what was really interesting was Downing's comment about that Oct. 29 shooting of two rabbis at Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic synagogue in North Hollywood, initially feared to be somehow terrorist or hate-related.

Dec 04 12:46

Americans say US should mind own business: Poll

A new poll suggests that nearly half of Americans think that Washington should “mind its own business internationally” and step out of other countries' affairs.

The poll released on December 3, was conducted by the Pew Research Center for the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a policy group whose members have dominated US foreign policy since World War II.

The finding marks the first time in four decades that such a large number of Americans oppose US foreign policies.

Dec 04 11:52

AirTran Flight 297, Threatening Muslims (actors?) not arrested

Security incident aboard AirTran Flight 297 suggests terror “Dry Run”
By Doug Hagmann Thursday, December 3, 2009

On November 17, an incident took place aboard AirTran Flight 297 scheduled to fly from Atlanta Hartsfield Airport to Houston that the media does not want to cover and everyone from the airline to the TSA and other government agencies want to keep very quiet.

Dec 04 09:55

Goldstone wins Swedish prize

South African judge Richard Goldstone, author of a UN report alleging war crimes during the conflict in Gaza last year, won the Stockholm Human Rights Award Thursday.

The prize is awarded by the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC), the Swedish Bar Association and the International Bar Association for "an outstanding contribution to promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on the Swedes! :-)

After all the excrement-throwing this guy has endured for telling the world the truth about what the IDF did during Operation Cast Lead, some folks had the horse-sense to honor him for his work, both in South Africa, and in Israel.

Dec 04 09:26

The Peace Prize War

Military prowess seems to be the only power the United States has left. It apparently has no ability to help its own people. One in four homeowners are “underwater” on their mortgages, owing more to the bank than their homes are worth. The Obama administration has done nothing about this human and economic catastrophe. One in eight Americans receive food stamps, a staggering 49 million people in need of some assistance to keep food on the table. The record number of bank failures, the precarious state of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the lack of health care for millions are likewise left unaddressed. War is always on the table and is never rejected.

Dec 04 09:23

US base divides Japan coalition government

Japan’s Social Democratic Party (SDP) says it will quit the ruling coalition if the government decides to keep a US military base in Okinawa.
SDP leader Mizuho Fukushima said on Thursday that “the Social Democratic Party and I will have to make an important decision” if the government decides to go ahead with the plan.

Dec 04 08:14

Homeland Security chief warns of threat from al-Qaeda sympathizers in U.S

Al-Qaeda followers are inside the United States and would like to attack targets here and in other countries, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday night.

The secretary's comments were her bluntest assessment yet of terror threats within the country, and they came one day after President Obama, in announcing his decision to send 30,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, warned that extremists have been "sent here from the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan to commit more acts of terror."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When people get scared, they stop thinking logically, and this is precisely why Napolitano is spewing this kind of drivel right now.

When any US governmental official is screaming "terror, terror, terror!", it is not only the right, but also the responsibility of every thinking citizen to understand that this kind of behavior is calculated to make you afraid to voice even the smallest criticism of your government, and to talk to people about what is going on around the world in your name, purchased with your tax dollars.

Please, particularly right now, don't let that happen.

It is through those conversations with friends and neighbors you will understand that you are absolutely not alone in the conclusions to which you have come about the fact that the current US government has become utterly dysfunctional, and has absolutely no concern about what happens to its citizens.

Dec 04 07:55

Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright and Sporting Wood

The explosive nature of this climate scam is epic. It’s off the charts and the silence of the S&MSM is, against all the laws of physics, acting as an amplifier. This one has legs, not smooth and shaved, velveteen columns from the pipe organ of Heaven but Kenyan, long distance running legs. It’s the Energizer Bunny of scandals and it couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of guys. Well, it could and it will. The bankers are feeling the heat too, now that it’s been established that they are even more crooked than we always knew them to be. The hard guys at that Goldman Sachs, mob operation are packing gats. Let’s hope they’ve got good reason to.

Dec 04 07:10

Colorado cops say Tasered 10-year-old boy was ‘out of control’

For at least the second time in three weeks, police officers have shocked an unruly 10-year-old child, and, once again, the child's adult guardians are supporting the move.

The deputies involved described the boy as an "out-of-control juvenile."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The structured, approved use of a device which can injure or kill by the authorities in the US does not augur well for childhood in the US.

We used to be able to control kids without the use of stun guns or tasers; what has happened to the adults in this country?!?

Dec 04 05:10

Coming to Terms With Imperial Power

"How does it become a man to behave toward this American government to-day? I answer that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it." -- Henry David Thoreau

To me, this quote from Thoreau expresses the only rational, moral and humane stance that a citizen can take toward the vast and brutal machinery of the American imperial state in our time. The crimes of this state are monstrous, and mounting. But what is worse is that these crimes are not aberrations; they are the very essence of the system -- they are its goal, its product, its lifeblood.

Dec 02 21:53

Climategate: summary, comprehensive explanation of unethical science, and Jon Stewart's take

Sir Christopher Monckton of the Science and Public Policy Institute has written the most comprehensive understanding I’ve found of the “Climategate” scandal, Climategate: Caught green-handed. I wrote a condensed version, here. The even further condensed version:

Dec 02 20:14

Professor in climate change scandal helps police with enquiries while researchers call for him to be banned

The scientist at the heart of the climate change email scandal was today interviewed by police about the scandal.

Two plain clothes officers arrived in an unmarked car in the afternoon and took Professor Phil Jones to Norfolk Police's headquarters in nearby Wymondham to give a statement.

Sources said the interview concerned the theft of emails from the university and alleged death threats since the contents of the emails were released, adding he was being treated as a 'victim of crime' rather than a suspect in any criminal investigation.

Detective Superintendent Julian Gregory added: 'He is one of the people assisting police with their enquiries.'

Dec 02 12:35

Afghanistan war surge: Non-defensive wars are unlawful orders US military must refuse and stop

Men and women in uniform swear an oath to protect and defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC. Military training includes the command that Americans do not follow unlawful orders; they must be refused and action taken within legal authority to end them. The US Constitution clearly states in Article Six:

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

Dec 02 10:17

THE OFFICIAL WRH 2009 HOLIDAY CARD

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Dec 02 10:01

Global Warming on Other Planets, or, Someone Stands Up For the Scientific Method

from the conclusion:

It’s not about links. This won’t get many links.

It’s not about getting on Digg – anything that challenges Anthropogenic Global Warming automatically gets buried.

and it’s not about popularity: most of you don’t like the “anti anthropogenic global warming” stance.

It’s about the science. The scientific method has helped me to become successful in SEO, Business and many other aspects of my life - and it can help you too. Let’s make sure that the process is not destroyed to appease what’s popular.

for other good links on the topic of solar-system-wide climate changes, see:
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread221608/pg1
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/02/070228-mars-warming.html

Dec 02 08:07

Cold facts about the hot topic of global temperature change after the Climategate scandal - by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley | PDF

THE WHISTLE BLOWS FOR TRUTH
The whistleblower deep in the basement of one of the ugly, modern tower-blocks of the dismal, windswept University of East Anglia could scarcely have timed it better.
In less than three weeks, the world’s governing class – its classe politique – would meet in Copenhagen, Denmark, to discuss a treaty to inflict an unelected and tyrannical global government on us, with vast and unprecedented powers to control all once-free world markets and to tax and regulate the world’s wealthier nations for its own enrichment: in short, to bring freedom, democracy, and prosperity to an instant end worldwide, at the stroke of a pen, on the pretext of addressing what is now known to be the non-problem of manmade “global warming”.

Dec 02 04:32

Paul Craig Roberts: The Obama Puppet -- The world's least powerful man

It didn't take the Israel Lobby very long to bring President Obama to heel regarding his prohibition against further illegal Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land. Obama discovered that a mere American president is powerless when confronted by the Israel Lobby and that the United States simply is not allowed a Middle East policy separate from Israel's.

Obama also found out that he cannot change anything else either, if he ever intended to do so. The military/security lobby has war and a domestic police state on its agenda, and a mere American president can't do anything about it.

Dec 02 02:58

Brotherhood of Plunder: Snapshots of America’s Criminal Oligarchy

Sgt. Dave Schreiner, who is in charge of Canton Township's forfeiture unit – which is to say that he's the kingpin of that community's most notorious criminal gang – is astonishingly candid: "Police departments right now are looking for ways to generate revenue, and forfeiture is a way to offset the costs of doing business.... You'll find that departments are doing more forfeitures than they used to because they've got to – they're running out of money and they've got to find it somewhere."

When it can afford to, the Brotherhood of Plunder prefers to shroud its criminality in the sanctimonious argot of "public service." That veil is being lifted, and the Robber State is revealing itself in the full malevolence of its criminal corruption.

Dec 01 14:58

Ron Paul Coming to Arizona!

Dr. Paul is coming to Arizona this Friday and Saturday (Dec. 4 and 5) for a series of events!

First up, the Arizona State chapter of Young Americans for Liberty will join with Arizona Campaign for Liberty to host a public rally with Congressman Paul on Friday, December 4 from 11am-1pm at Arizona State University. The rally is free and open to the public and will be held at 951 S. Forest Mall Hayden Lawn, Tempe, AZ, 85281.

Following the rally, Dr. Paul will be available to sign copies of his latest book, End the Fed, from 1:30-2:30. The ASU bookstore will have copies of the book available for sale at the rally.

Dec 01 14:48

Translated: "Planes sprayed over Ukraine incomprehensible substance"

Fulltext of translation reposted in case the original link, uh, gets revised.

"In war (election) all appropriate means. Even if this war die Ukrainian."

Ukrainian government denies spraying aircraft aerosol preparation "of the city of Kyiv. Service emergency response in Kyiv strongly denied that the planes were rozporoshuvaly substances over the city, designed to combat the "swine flu" in Ukraine.

Dec 01 14:18

New ACTA Leak Confirms Major Threat to Internet

The internet is under attack by our very own US Government, working on behalf of corporate interests in the entertainment and content industries. What does this mean for you?

1. You can be banned from the internet, fined and even jailed if a copyright holder ACCUSES you of wrongdoing three times. Whether you violated their copyright or not.

2. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will be forced to invest heavily in intrusive monitoring infrastructure. Guess who'll end up covering those costs?

Dec 01 12:45

Carl Herman interview: US lies of omission and commission with threat of war against Iran

For those who would like to hear me discuss the lying rhetoric of US government echoing the same lies we witnessed preceding war with Iraq, click here for an hour interview on GCN radio show, Crash! Are you ready? with host George Whitehurst Berry (please be patient while the interview link takes a few moments to download; the interview is 40 minutes if you move the circle forward during commercials).

My most recent articles on this topic:

IAEA rejects own reports, purpose, Non-Proliferation Treaty: Orwellian vote condemns compliant Iran

What does Jesus command Christians to do about fearing Iran and possible war?

Prostitution "journalism": Yup, mainstream media is intentional propaganda. Accept the evidence

Dec 01 12:03

Homeland Security Or Homeland Enslavement?

Think of it: in the post-9/11 world, a world that has invented the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), body scanners, retina readers, the Patriot Act, hundreds of laws and regulations restricting the freedoms and liberties of the American people, thousands of cameras photographing our public movements, and satellite spy devices, a couple can walk right into the White House and meet the President and Vice President without being invited!

Is there something wrong with this picture, or what?

Dec 01 08:17

Milking the Last Bloody Nickels from Enduring Lies

Obama (rhymes with Osama) is going to send some tens of thousands of new zombies into Afghanistan to protect Bush Senior’s opium crops and secure necessary transit lines and resources for that percentage of the world that uses far more than it needs to live at a higher standard than those they are stealing from. He’s also going to Copenhagen to shill for a major criminal enterprise, whose intention is yet another unbearable tax upon the backs of humanity, as well as to secure the financing to operate a world-wide, fascist governing body.

Dec 01 07:11

COBRA subsidies begin expiring for the unemployed

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, passed in February, launched a temporary government program to subsidize the often crippling cost of buying health insurance through a former employer's plan after a layoff.

However, the so-called COBRA subsidy was designed to last no more than nine months for each person who was unemployed. Hundreds of thousands who got this subsidy when it was first made available in March are slated to roll off the program today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's bad enough that the COBRA plan is ending;but what's worse is that the people it has been covering haven't been able to find a job with insurance benefits in 9 months, because the job market is still so horrendous.

Dec 01 06:06

Preventing a pirate attack

Oil tankers are the floating goldmines of the ocean and it is of little wonder that pirates see them as attractive, if not imposing, targets. But with oil supplies supposedly running low, the last thing we need is for our precious barrels of liquid gold to fall into the wrong hands.

Yesterday, Somali pirates seized a tanker carrying crude oil from Saudi Arabia to the United States in the increasingly dangerous waters off East Africa, in an attack that could pose a huge environmental and security threat to the region.

Dec 01 00:28

HINI Vaccine Overview of Relevant Issues (INVALUABLE)

Reposted from stillwater over at The Daily Paul. Presented here in full because the link was not working and the information is too imoprtant.

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- BELL TOLLING for the Swine Flu
An interview with TERESA FORCADES
Monastery of San Benet
Montserrat - Barcelona
9/23/2009

Nov 30 21:34

"Mainstream" media censors economic solutions, Federal Reserve controls economic journals

People with intellectual integrity and moral courage embrace the evidence of “mainstream” media lies of omission and commission regarding US wars and transfer of trillions of dollars to banksters. The evidence linked is objective, independently verifiable, and in broad daylight for anyone and everyone to see.

Nov 30 09:46

Barack Obama: Manchurian Candidate Version 2.0

If Al Qaeda had wanted to insinuate someone into the White House to further undermine American empire, already on shaky legs during the Bush/. Cheney years, by getting the US to further overextend its military, further bankrupt its already creaky economy, and further demoralize its citizens by boosting unemployment and undermining its Constitution, could Bin Laden & Co. have come up with a better Manchurian Candidate than Barack Obama?

If China had wanted a candidate to destroy the American currency, bankrupt the US and its remaining industrial base and leave it helpless and begging to be bought out by Chinese interests (there is now serious talk of China buying General Motors), could the country's Communist rulers have done better than Barack Obama?

Nov 30 09:42

UPDATE on arson at Ryan Dawson's office.

Nov 30 07:59

Agri Workers In Limbo After Rubashkin’s 2nd Trial Is Dropped

For the past year, nearly 40 undocumented immigrants from Latin America have been kept in the United States for one reason: to testify against their former bosses at the Agriprocessors kosher meat plant.

On November 19, the same prosecutors who had pushed for the witnesses to be kept in the country quietly announced that the charges were being dropped against the top boss at Agriprocessors, Sholom Rubashkin, who had been accused of illegally aiding and abetting the undocumented immigrants who had worked at Agriprocessors.

Nov 30 06:25

Senior couple detained for questioning after they wave to a kid on his bicycle.

PICTOU – Two Waterside seniors say they were accused of attempted child abduction after they waved at a child while driving by. Patsy McCara and her husband Gerald say they were detained for nearly two hours and questioned by the RCMP about the incident, which occurred about two weeks ago by the Pictou Sobeys.

Patsy can well recall turning up Veteran’s Drive in Pictou as the couple returned from her doctor’s appointment in New Glasgow. They were headed to pick up some groceries when her husband saw a little boy on a bike beside the Sobey’s store. Gerald waved his hand at the child as they drove by.

Nov 30 04:31

Copenhagen and Those Tungsten Filled Twinkies

The climate, data tinkering scandal, continues to implode as red-faced, finger pointing, dissembling scientists run out of the burning building, faster that Tiger Woods, in advance of his wife with a 7 iron …and with bad knees on both accounts.

Like the long tradition of other lying collectives, which date from the Royal Geographic Society and before; these graft-taking scoundrels have done their industry proud. They found what they were supposed to find and they said what they were told to say by the governments and corporations who provided the grants and salaries, in advance of their complicity in one more gargantuan, public rip-off.

Nov 29 15:59

4 cops gunned down

Four police officers were shot dead in a targeted ambush at a Lakewood, Wash., state coffee house, a sheriff's official said Sunday.

The attack occurred at Forza Coffee Co., east of McChord Air Force Base near Tacoma, Wash., about 35 miles south of Seattle.

Nov 29 10:48

Smart, the Generals May Be Wizards of Wisdom They Are Not

Until people become enlightened they must suffer the consequences of their ignorance. The same is true for countries. To kill when other means are available is not an enlightened approach and the country should not support it.

Nov 29 10:10

Software developer looks at CRU code

I discuss the actual source code that was released in the recent hack of the CRU. The source code confirms the manipulation of climate data by climate scientists.

Follow up Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp4sMasX-_8&feature=related

Nov 29 08:11

The curious incident of Tiger Wood's crash in the night-time poses puzzling questions

New details of Tiger Woods' night-time car crash which left him bleeding on the road outside his home have led only to more questions, not answers.

He is the first billion-dollar earning sportsman, whose skills on the fairway and the green have long been the subject of chatter at 19th holes around the world.

Nov 28 23:44

IAEA rejects own reports, purpose, Non-Proliferation Treaty: Orwellian vote condemns compliant Iran

Obvious lies for an illegal War of Aggression against Iran are moving forward just as they did for war against Iraq. Lie is the proper word because this article will demonstrate the KNOWN FALSEHOODS foisted upon us by Orwellian politicians and their prostitute media. Topics of this article:

IAEA report content from November 16, 2009 and history of reporting regarding Iran.

IAEA resolution against Iran.

Purpose of IAEA.

Explanation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

“Mainstream” media and political spin.

Analysis and what the US public should do

Nov 28 19:50

Mark Pittman, Reporter Who Foresaw Subprime Crisis, Dies at 52

Pittman’s fight to make the Fed more accountable resulted in an Aug. 24 victory in Manhattan Federal Court affirming the public’s right to know about the central bank’s more than $2 trillion in loans to financial firms.

Hmmm

Nov 28 16:55

USA must not shun its moral responsibility in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Uri Avnery deplores New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman’s advise that the US should turn its back on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and let the two sides sort out their problems by themselves, which he argues is tantamount to giving the green light to the Israeli government to increase its oppression of Palestinians, further consolidate the occupation and drag the world into bloody chaos.

Nov 28 10:42

You Get What you Vote For!

First of all, I never understood why, or how, peace people could support someone who voted to pay for the wars while he was a Senator and was quite clear on the fact that he would increase violence in Afghanistan and perform a slow, painful and very incomplete withdrawal from Iraq. Principles that were proclaimed so loudly while Bush was president get shoved aside and buried now that a Democrat is president and how do you get your principles back from the dung-pile of selling out?

Nov 28 10:06

We’ll Win this Time. If Only ( . . . )

A week after Newsweek invoked the relevance of Vietnam for today's military strategists, Nicholas Kulish recalled in a piece for The New York Times that U.S. soldiers returning from Vietnam "faced epithets from protesters." Kulish doesn't specify the epithets but we know from other accounts that "baby killer" is said to be among them, and that the radicals hurling those hurtful words sometimes spat on the veterans-or so the stories go. Headlined "No Parade for Hans," Kulish couches his reprise of post-Vietnam America as a cautionary tale for Germans who he says are responding with indifference to their soldiers back from the middle east but the message for American readers even thinking about opposing a surge in Afghanistan is clear: don't.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is a true betrayal of our troops is putting them in harm's way when there are other ways of obtaining the desired geopolitical outcome rather than with brute military force.

Right now, I would like to remind the corporate media drones who spew this kind of drivel, that as late as August of 2001, the Bush administration was negotiating with the Taliban about the cost of the installation of pipelines, but thought the price too expensive.

That unholy trinity of Cheney, Bush, and Rumsfeld then decided that an invasion and occupation was going to be "cheaper".

So the American people were "softened up" by every conceivable media lie to prepare them for a war against Afghanistan, and the installation of a corrupt dictator who would do what the US wanted.

And our brave young men and women who would fight, die, and get maimed for live from this colossal military misadventure?

They were, and continue to be, expendable in this "sacrifice" ultimately for profit. Just ask any Vet, desperate for treatment of conditions they got from their participation in this gruesome exercise, only to be denied treatment, or have their benefits cut or eliminated by a technicality.

Notice that while the US is on a rampage, militarily, to get resources they want, Russia and China are cutting deals for the energy they need.

The best way of supporting our military is by using our power as citizens of a country with a right to free speech, to let every Congressional representative, every commander of the Pentagon, and White House official that you know this country was lied into the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

We understand this, and there is absolutely no doubt.

And that these people are never, ever to put our military personnel in harm's way unless it is absolutely necessary.

They should never be used, ever again, as instruments of American corporate profit, period, end of discussion.

That is how we support our men and women in uniform; along with making this government understand that we want every one of our returning Vets get precisely the same kind of care that "Dead-eye" Dick Cheney gets.

Nov 28 09:41

US Government sues banksters: Fraud on student loans. Vampire banks feed on near-children

Banksters took a hit through disclosure of court documents of US lawsuit for $280 million for fraud to college students through student loan disinformation. JP Morgan, Citigroup and Nelnet are the defendants in the lawsuit.

Banksters have sucked trillions through direct transfer of American taxpayer money to their pockets. This suit is heartening and I hope shows true law enforcement for the public good. However, the larger context is that our political “leaders” of both parties facilitate ongoing fraud as the banksters’ pimps while heartlessly ignoring Americans’ unemployment and poverty and reneging on their promise of funding the end of poverty with only 0.7% of GNI.

Nov 28 08:11

Food Banks Report Surge in First Timers

A surge in first time visitors has contributed to the greatest demand in years at food banks nationwide, according to Feeding America, a Chicago-based national food bank association. Many of the first timers were middle class but lost jobs or had their wages cut.

"They were doing pretty well," said Ross Fraser of Feeding America. "They've completely had the rug pulled out from under them."

A surge in first time visitors has contributed to the greatest demand in years at food banks nationwide, according to Feeding America, a Chicago-based national food bank association. Many of the first timers were middle class but lost jobs or had their wages cut.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With conditions like this, please don't tell me that the economy has actually turned around, except for the folks at Goldman Sachs!

Nov 28 07:04

The Islamophobe quartet of the USA

Paul J. Balles turns the spotlight on four prominent American Islamophobes and argues that the acts they use to justify their statements "are no more related to the teachings of Islam than the paedophilia of a few priests is connected with Catholicism or the acts committed by Rabbi Meir Kahane of the Anti-Defamation League related to Judaism”.

Nov 27 21:50

Washington's Blog: Instead of creating jobs for American, Obama spends in Afghanistan, Iraq

Washington’s Blog is one of my favorite sources for revealing facts and analysis in economics and policy. The recent post, Instead of fixing the US Economy or creating jobs for AMERICANS, Obama will spend the money in Afghanistan and Iraq, is so comprehensively brilliant in putting together the documentation that our wars are fraudulent and damaging to our economy, I’m reprinting it for you.

Needless to say, I recommend following Washington’s Blog for such insightful writing! Without further ado:

America is in the most severe unemployment crisis since - and perhaps including - the Great Depression.

Nov 27 18:38

Good for Canada!

The Supreme Court of Canada said Friday that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was entitled to close a store in Quebec in 2005, seven months after workers voted to become the first Walmart store in North America to unionize.

The highest court in Canada ruled in a 6-3 margin that the multinational had the right to shut down the outlet in Jonquiere, Quebec, and lay off 190 employees.

Nov 27 16:10

Queen to Commonwealth leaders: fight climate change

Queen Elizabeth opened the Commonwealth summit in Trinidad and Tobago Thursday with a warning that if climate change continues to worsen unchecked, millions of people and species could be at risk.

Note that she went to the summit on a special British Airways aircraft.

Nov 27 14:20

Sarkozy 'very effective' in securing Polanski release

Roman Polanski’s family yesterday praised the role played by Nicolas Sarkozy in securing the film director’s release on bail after two months in a Swiss prison.

The French President “has been very effective” behind the scenes, according to the film director’s sister-in-law Mathilde Seigner, as Mr Polanski prepared to move from a cell to house arrest in his luxury chalet in the exclusive Alpine village of Gstaad.

Nov 27 11:06

Medicare in Crisis: The Devastating Impacts of a Corporate Health Care Bill

And although the final bill has yet to be crafted, there exists general agreements as to what the end version will look like. Americans will be forced to buy shoddy corporate insurance with no limit to the cost, no guarantee of quality, with large premiums and other tricks to further gouge consumers. If a public option emerges in the final bill — by no means a guarantee — it will be shrunken enough to insure very few people (2 percent of the U.S. population).

But it gets worse. How this health care “reform” will be paid for has implications that dwarf the above atrocities.

Nov 27 10:45

“Almost all the camping grounds within 100 miles of Los Angeles are now filled with people living in them.”

Deanne Weakly was among the first to the microphone. The 51-year-old estate agent told how a couple of years ago she was pulling in $80,000 (£48,000) a year from commissions selling homes in LA’s booming property market.

When the bottom fell out of the business with the foreclosure crisis, she lost her own house and ended up living on the streets in a city with more homeless than any other in America. She was sexually assaulted, harassed by the police and in despair.

She turned to the city and California state governments for help. “No one wanted to listen. They blame you for being homeless in the first place,” she said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The voices of these dispossessed are growing, both in number, and in the anger of their tone.

The fact that the UN actually sent its special rapporteur, Raquel Rolnik, to these hearings is a grim reminder of just how badly many Americans are suffering from this depression.

Nov 27 10:36

Climategate: falsified data, suppressed evidence, professional journal censorship = carbon tax scam

now comprehensively documented:
Global temperatures have declined since 1998 while carbon emissions have risen, undermining the scientific argument for global warming. Now, the public release of hundreds of internal e-mails hacked from University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) reveal data was changed in order to fit the model of global warming and support a global carbon tax and trade.

Initial planning of the tax would cost Americans ~$100 billion every year, an average of ~$1,000 per each household's $50,000 annual income.

Nov 27 10:24

Al Gore Set To Become First “Carbon Billionaire”

The New York Times has lifted the lid on how Al Gore stands to benefit to the tune of billions of dollars if the carbon tax proposals he is pushing come to fruition in the United States, while documenting how he has already lined his pockets on the back of exaggerated fearmongering about global warming.

As is to be expected, the article is largely a whitewash and takes an apologist stance in defense of Gore.

However, the NY Times‘ John M. Broder does reveal how one of the companies Gore invested in, Silver Spring Networks, recently received a contract worth $560 million dollars from the Energy Department to install “smart meters” in people’s homes that record (and critics fear could eventually regulate) energy usage.

Nov 27 09:34

Federal Reserve tries theater ads to burnish its image

The Federal Reserve isn't too popular these days, what with its failure to predict or prevent the financial crisis and recession, not to mention its involvement in last year's bailouts. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) has a bestselling book out called "End the Fed," and some lawmakers are looking to cut back the central bank's power.

It sounds like a perfect time for an ad campaign.

The Fed has made a 45-second public service announcement to help consumers use their credit cards wisely. The spot will run before movie previews at theaters in 12 U.S. cities, including Long Beach, from Friday through Dec. 3.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I read this, and started thinking, This has to be from the Department of "You Can't Make this Stuff Up", but there it is.

At this point in this country's economic woes, with people still losing their jobs and their houses, an ad for the Fed is something like putting lipstick on a pig.

The Fed should be done away with, and the sooner, the better for We the People.

Nov 26 15:05

ATTEMPTED MURDER

Facts have recently been reported which have convinced me that certain members of the cancer establishment have tried to murder Suzanne Somers.

Nov 26 10:43

Obama’s Science Czar John Holdren involved in unwinding “Climategate” scandal

“Holdren has a long history of seeking total government control. He was involved in the Club of Rome providing Paul Ehrlich with the scientific data in his bet with Julian Simon. Ehrlich lost the bet. Holdren’s behavior in this sorry episode with Soon and Baliunas is too true to form and shows the leopard never changes his spots,” Ball concludes.

Meanwhile, even with an AWOL mainstream media, the Climategate snakes continue to slither out from under the rocks.

Nov 26 09:50

Climategate: falsified data, suppressed evidence, professional journal censorship = carbon tax scam

The following 8-minute interview explains and shows that independent university measurements were accurate and “official” data was fraudulent (and here). This data was contrived to support a global carbon tax, a new exotic derivative for skimming money from working families. People within the US government is complicit in this criminal fraud; members of Congress are initiating investigation.

For analysis from Ian Plimer, best-selling author countering alleged global warming data, go here. Below is House Committee testimony of Al Gore denying any data that condtradicted the basis for a global carbon tax that would cost Americans hundreds of billions of dollars in new taxes.

Nov 26 09:15

Roman Polanski to be freed on bail, Swiss government says

The justice ministry said in a statement released on Thursday that Polanski will be transferred as soon as possible.

A Swiss court granted the film director his wish to be released on a bail of $4.5 million (£2.6m) and the government has decided not to challenge that decision

"Polanski will be released from custody as soon as bail has been transferred, ID and travel documents have been lodged, and the electronic monitoring system has been installed and tested," the ministry said.

Nov 26 08:19

Polanski released on $4.5mn bail

Director Roman Polanski, involved in a US child abuse case, has been released on bail of $4.5 million by a Swiss court and placed under house arrest in the Alps.

The Swiss court has accepted film-maker Polanski's plea to be freed on bail from a Swiss jail. He now must forfeit his passport and be monitored by wearing an electronic bracelet.

Nov 26 06:52

Hide The Decline - Climategate

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Worth a relink!

Nov 25 22:08

Thankful on Thanksgiving

While many Americans attempt to be thankful for anything in these trying and evil times, I am truly thankful there are people like Mike, who has created this site to fight for truth and decency against the murderous, hateful, worst examples of our species.

As we remember and reflect upon the gratitude we feel for the wonder that is in our lives, and the people whose talent, love, and inspiration guides us, this is for Mike Rivero, a true American hero and a beacon for the world.

Thanks MIke.

Joe

Nov 25 22:08

Thankful on Thanksgiving

While many Americans attempt to be thankful for anything in these trying and evil times, I am truly thankful there are people like Mike, who has created this site to fight for truth and decency against the murderous, hateful, worst examples of our species.

As we remember and reflect upon the gratitude we feel for the wonder that is in our lives, and the people whose talent, love, and inspiration guides us, this is for Mike Rivero, a true American hero and a beacon for the world.

Thanks MIke.

Joe

Nov 25 20:27

Obama joins Bush, Congress in War Crimes for false imprisonment, torture at Bagram Prison

The US invaded Afghanistan illegally; the country did not attack the US and their government volunteered to cooperate with extradition of any criminal suspects upon evidence of probable cause. The US refused to provide evidence, did not receive requisite UN Security Council authorization for military action required by US and international law, and illegally invaded in a War of Aggression.

Please pause to verify the fact that the US illegally invaded Afghanistan. When an invasion is illegal, the people fighting US troops are defending their nation against a hostile force. If China invaded the US on such pretext, Americans who did not defend our nation would be called cowards and traitors to the invading horde.

Nov 25 16:51

Oil thirst ’set to outstrip supply’

According to a Reuters poll of 10 top oil-tracking analysts and organisations, oil demand is predicted to rise by 1.3 million barrels per day next year to 85.9 million bpd.

At the same time, the rise in production from outside Opec and output of natural gas liquids from Opec members is seen rising by just 800,000 bpd in total.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is driving many US geopolitical decisions, unfortunately in the wrong direction.

We have some brilliant minds in this country. We should be working on the kinds of alternative fuels which can power a tank, or an airplane.

That would stop the "oil wars" cold, if these developments weren't immediately snatched up by the oil companies to use when oil is really on the verge of not being available.

Nov 25 11:58

As US Debt Tops $12 trillion, Obama Calls for Austerity

At the end of his visit to China Wednesday, President Barack Obama warned that the US economy faces the threat of a “double-dip recession” unless the government carries out fiscal austerity measures designed to slash the mounting public debt.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

US fiscal austerity cannot be achieved if we are escalating the war in Afghanistan.

Taxpayers are tapped out, and have little if any more to give to support the insane spending the last and current administrations have demanded to support these wars without end.

Nov 25 10:51

House Democrats Eye War Tax

Citing increasing concerns about the rising cost of the Afghan War, a group of House Democrats led by Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (D-WI) have proposed a new tax on personal income.

The tax is being pressed forward as part of the “Share the Sacrifice Act of 2010,” which Rep. Obey and others say will ensure that all Americans share the onerous burden of continuing the seemingly endless conflict in Afghanistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to every single congressional representative: We the People did not, and do not, support this war at all.

We understand that the reasons for the starting of this war had and have absolutely nothing to do with US national security.

This war was profit driven, and was supposed to create two outcomes, which were:

1. The installation of pipelines to control Eurasian oil. So far, eight years on, so bad: the country is still too volatile for this to happen.

2. Control of the drug trade, from which so many profit so handsomely. (Thinking Americans understand that the Taliban previously all but eradicated the opium trade.

Since the US/ NATO invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, cheap drugs are flooding the market place. An accident? Hardly!!)

If any of you alleged "representatives" vote for this, I can guarantee you that you will find yourselves out of a job in Congress for the rest of your lives, come the next election!

Nov 25 09:14

What does Jesus command Christians to do about fearing Iran and possible war?

If your Thanksgiving plans include thanking God, for Christians and those holding policy leaders accountable to their Christian values, please consider the families in Iran and what Jesus commanded as the basis for our interactions.

Previously, I’ve documented the two principle fears some Americans espouse with Iran and threaten war to prove beyond doubt they are without basis in fact:

· Iran’s nuclear energy program is in compliance with international treaty, fully inspected with all evidence showing energy-use only, and all US intelligence agencies in agreement of zero evident threat of nuclear weapon production. The US is out of compliance by refusing to help Iran achieve nuclear energy and accept inspections to ensure safety.

Nov 25 08:28

How can they make us buy coverage?

Again we see Mises's Law at work: Intervention begets intervention. Government action creates problems that politicians then use to justify more government action. Undoing the first intervention would help solve the problem, but politicians have little incentive to move in that direction.

Nov 25 07:35

Fighting Ghosts & Shadow Governments

A great Jim Kirwan piece!

Nov 24 17:36

Hide The Decline - Climategate

Nov 24 16:24

What's really happening with bio-weapon "flu" in the Ukraine: report from Project Camelot

Among hundreds of reporters, I’ve documented that corporate “mainstream” media constantly lies to you with our most important topics of life and death in wars and trillions of our dollars with the confessions of our own government of infiltrating media to intentionally deceive Americans. These facts are objective and independently verifiable for all who choose to see.

Nov 24 13:05

Ontario: 24 dead in 72 hours

- this was from Nov 13th -

and in the same article, an update -an additional 18 dead in Ontario, 22 in Alberta.

also B.C. Hospitals over capacity...

Nov 24 12:51

BREAKING: ukraine flu may be in CANADA

...................................................uh-oh.

from the EXCELLENT analysis over at Zero Hedge: in a comment from one Howard Beale, this:

I returned from Toronto 9 days ago--I was beginning to feel sick on the drive back and even missed my exit on a drive I have done at least 100 times. At 2am that night I woke up on fire, checked my fever and it was 104. Within hours I was coughing up dark green phlegm. I was swabbed the next day for flu and put on antibiotics for a bacterial respiratory infection. The fevers were rampant for 6 days--all well above 102. The flu swab came back "Type A" and since there has been no seasonal flu yet to report in the States or Canada I assumed it was H1N1 (my daughter had it well over a month ago so I was totally confused as to why now?). I was put on Tamiflu.

Canada has the 3rd largest Ukranian population outside of the Ukraine and Russia and there is plenty of travel back and forth. Since no one can figure out how I got this nightmare, I have been racking what is left of my brain for clues. Your article spurred the first real possibility of what I am living through. We live near downtown Toronto, a melting pot of immigrants and the stores are crowded, and cleanliness is a luxury. I went out a few days before I left to the local market. My brain is still just fresh out of the oven and not cooled off yet so I'm still trying to sort it out. But if it is so, then I might suggest this newer version of the flu has already made it's way to Canada and now to the States. And it's a monster. I don't expect to be out of bed for several more days and am lucky I got treatment immediately. The fact that I didn't get H1N1 from my daughter and no vaccine has left me completely in the Twilight Zone. It immediately attacked my lungs with a sore throat days later from coughing. A friend of mine is a pharmacist and he says people are now testing Type A more than H1N1 in the last week, suggesting indeed something else is here.

Nov 24 07:28

Fifteen signs American society is coming apart at the seams

1) The inequality of wealth in the United States is soaring to an unprecedented level. The U.S. already had the highest inequality of wealth in the industrialized world prior to the financial crisis. Since the crisis, which has hit the middle class and poor much harder than the top 1 percent, the gap between the top 1 percent and the remaining 99 percent of the U.S. population has grown to a record high.

Nov 24 06:34

Philippines declares emergency after 46 killed

The Philippine president placed two southern provinces under emergency rule Tuesday as security forces unearthed more bodies from one of the worst incidents of election violence in the nation's history, pushing the death toll to 46.

Police and soldiers found 22 bodies in a hillside mass grave Tuesday, adding to the 24 bullet-riddled bodies recovered near the scene of Monday's massacre in Maguindanao province, said Chief Superintendent Josefino Cataluna of the Central Mindanao region.

Nov 24 05:23

ANALYSIS: Ukrainian Flu: New Strain Mutated and/or BioEngineered, Much More Lethal

Definitive, meticulous, exhaustive - and frightening.,
Even though this installment of The Baxter Files is a bit of a recap, you may want to sit down.

Thank you Project Mayhem at Zero Hedge; please repost.

Nov 23 23:55

Prostitution "journalism": Yup, mainstream media is intentional propaganda. Accept the evidence

Please click and read the outstanding work of Stephen Lendman in Paid lying – what passes for major media journalism. Stephen documents major areas of propaganda. I also recommend the work of PuppetGov to artistically represent the fact of Americans being played by political “leadership” and their media whores. An example of their video work is below in powerful beauty (warning: some strong language).

In my work, to just consider one area of easily-demonstrated intentional lies of omission and commission, propaganda: I’ve previously documented the two principle fears some Americans espouse with Iran and threaten war to prove beyond doubt they are without basis in fact:

Nov 23 19:39

HAPPY THANKSGIVING...

...I think this is a great time to Reflect on all of the Friendships that have been Forged over the past year with the WRH members!

The enthusiasm and integrity of Everyone is an Inspiration to Us All!

I want to Thank Mike for having the Fortitude to come on each day and be an Inspiration to all of us here at WRH.

We have a lot of work to do and it seems our time is getting shorter. I feel we need to work on pulling together as one and define our purpose as a Group.

I have said in Chat that I can only make sure that Mike Keeps up the good work for WRH and I will do what I can to Support his endeavors as much I can!

Bottom Line:

Nov 23 14:37

Kissinger's Call for New World Order

Kissinger's Call for New World Order

The chance for a new world order

By Henry A. Kissinger

As the new U.S. administration prepares to take office amid grave financial and international crises, it may seem counterintuitive to argue that the very unsettled nature of the international system generates a unique opportunity for creative diplomacy.

That opportunity involves a seeming contradiction. On one level, the financial collapse represents a major blow to the standing of the United States. While American political judgments have often proved controversial, the American prescription for a world financial order has generally been unchallenged. Now disillusionment with the United States' management of it is widespread.

Nov 23 09:53

Global Warming Fraud Documents

Download the Fraud Documents here. Save to Jump drive and HD and send to EVERYONE!

http://tshtf.blogspot.com/2009/11/global-warming-fraud-documents.html

Nov 23 09:27

Beware of a false flag attack on the US to justify "defensive" war with Iran

If US “leadership” is committed to war with Iran, a predictable strategy is false flag. This would involve a US target being attacked, US lives lost, outraged political rhetoric, media propaganda, and a “defensive” US military action.

Nov 23 09:02

Pound of Flesh

http://tshtf.blogspot.com/2009/11/pound-of-flesh.html

Pound of Flesh
Meaning:
Something which is owed that is ruthlessly required to be paid back.
Reap what one sows: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head." In modern terms; what goes around comes around, aka you get what you deserve.

Nov 23 08:54

As Washington Talks Iraq Withdrawal, the Pentagon Builds Up Bases in the Region

In fact, since 2001 the Pentagon has been pouring significant sums of money into the "critical base and port facilities" mentioned by the general -- both U.S. sites and those of its key regional partners. These are often ignored facts-on-the-ground, which signal just how enduring the U.S. military presence in the region is likely to be, no matter what happens in Iraq. Press coverage of this long-term infrastructural build-up has been remarkably minimal, given the implications for future conflicts in the oil heartlands of the planet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Through these actions (coupled with the growing expansion of US forces inside and around South America),it appears that our military and civilian leadership are boldly planning for yet more "wars without end", while homeless vets sleep in our streets, and our kids are not getting enough to eat.

What's wrong with this picture??

Everything.!

Nov 23 05:30

ME: Teen killed by NYC police was shot 11 times

Vasconcellos and two others were spotted leaving a city park in Queens at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday by four officers in an unmarked car. Vasconcellos ran and was pursued by three officers. He then turned and pointed a 9mm semiautomatic pistol at them, Browne said.

"They ordered him to drop the gun, and he did not comply. Three officers fired a total of 14 shots," Browne said.

Vasconcellos, who was also carrying a boxcutter, did not fire his gun. He was pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Vasconcellos, who was also carrying a boxcutter, did not fire his gun. He was pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital."

This cop I knew in Los Angeles (the one who was in in the visitor's area when O.J. told Rosie Greer that he had killed his wife) used to tell me that undercover cops would keep untraceable confiscated guns to drop on a victim of police shootings. This case sounds like that might be what happened here.

Nov 23 05:29

Security consultant paid £300,000 from Madeleine McCann fund charged with fraud

Kevin Halligen, 48, from Surrey, is wanted in the United States for allegedly conning a law firm out of $2.1m in fees which he spent on himself, including the purchase of a mansion.

The Washington-based businessman, who styled himself as a security expert with FBI and MI5 connections, with has not been arrested because officials in the United States do not know where he is.

Nov 22 21:15

Creepy insurance company pulls coverage due to Facebook pics

Can people diagnosed with depression go to a party and look like they're having fun? Most of us would say yes, but one insurance company thinks not. A woman in Canada got her sick leave coverage pulled after she posted photos of her birthday party to her private, locked-down Facebook account.

Nov 22 18:08

What if China did to the US what the US has done to Iran? An analogy to help embrace facts

Would it help to understand the facts to imagine if the US was in Iran’s position? Let’s find out with the following scenario of the current US role being played by China, and Iran being played by the US. It’s all based on the conservative history (non-contested as far as I know) of what the US has done to Iran and documented here. This is written from an American perspective.

Nov 22 17:30

Imagine if this was your daughter at the police station

Raw Video? Deputy Shown Kicking Teen Girl

There's more than just kicking going on. Look at how these two officers treat her as they put the cuffs on her.

OK, there's no sound. Maybe she called him a name. Does that give him the right to physically assault her?

Nov 22 15:39

Joseph Moshe Update: November 18, 2009

Joseph Moshe Update: November 18, 2009
According to Europe Business Blog: "Joseph Moshe, the dual national (Israeli-American) Mossad biowar expert, who was attacked and seized by Federal Agents and LAPD in mid-August in California, after speaking to Dr. True Ott on his national radio show and warning of a plot by Baxter International to spread a Plague from Baxter's Ukrainian lab, IS BEING HELD IN THE PATTON STATE MENTAL HOSPITAL IN CALIFORNIA. Next Court Date is 01/25/2010............

Nov 22 14:28

Depressed woman loses benefits over Facebook photos

A Quebec woman on long-term sick leave is fighting to have her benefits reinstated after her employer's insurance company cut them, she says, because of photos posted on Facebook.
...
Insurance companies must weigh information found on such sites, said Claude Distasio, a spokeswoman for the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association.

===

Remember, Big Brother loves you!

Nov 22 10:02

Pistols, Tasers, assault rifles sell fast at US show

Worries that Obama Democrats will toughen gun ownership laws, an increase in hunting and fears of recession-driven crime have sent gun sales soaring 30 percent in the first three months of the year, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) gun permit statistics.

"Basically we have a perfect storm in the firearm industry," said Elliott. "We have the most anti-gun president ever in the United States, Obama. And we have a recession going on right now. During economic crises, you know crime goes up."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do not blame these new gun owners one bit for doing what they think is appropriate to take care of themselves and their families.

Nov 22 08:58

The ADL Vindicates Michael Collins Piper

Get this, Piper actually thinks Hitler died in 1945. He thinks that the Nazi party types in the US are just a few crack pots who everyone thinks are idiots. He also thinks that Nazism around the world is dead and that the Nazis do not run the Federal Reserve, the Council on Foreign Relations, the World Bank, the IMF, Google, My Space, the House of Representatives, the US Senate, the White House, the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, the Republic Broadcasting Network, nor even the main-stream media. Oh My Torah! (OMT), what an idiotic dumb ass moron Piper must be.

Nov 22 08:44

Japan to admit secret nuclear pact: Reports

A Japanese government team has found documents on an alleged secret pact with the United States to transport nuclear weapons through its territory, after decades of official denial, reports said on Sunday.

Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's centre-left government launched a probe into the alleged nuclear pact and other secret agreements with the United States days after it took office in September.

Nov 21 22:57

US overthrew Iran's democracy 1953-1979, helped Iraq invade 1980-1988, now US lies for more war

hyperlinks live at source.

President Obama is using the same aggressive rhetoric we saw prior to invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, with media repeating the quickly-verifiable lie that Iran's President threatened to "wipe Israel off the map." Previously, Senator Lieberman, Secretary of State Clinton, and former UN Ambassador John Bolton resumed rhetoric of a United States attack upon Iran. There are two general justifications they speak of to justify war: Iran's "nuclear program" and their threat to Israel.

Both claims are false (again, verify here and here), which follows a history of US lies regarding wars.

Nov 21 17:01

Yes, America, The Caca Grows Deeper Everyday!

I am watching the collapse of my nation!

Nov 21 12:28

US government wouldn't lie to start a war with Iran, would they? A look at the conservative history

President Obama is using the same aggressive rhetoric we saw prior to invations of Afghanistan and Iraq, with media repeating the quickly-verifiable lie that Iran's President threatened to "wipe Israel off the map." Previously, Senator Lieberman, Secretary of State Clinton, and former UN Ambassador John Bolton resumed rhetoric of a United States attack upon Iran. There are two general justifications they speak of to justify war: Iran's "nuclear program" and their threat to Israel.

Both claims are false (again, verify here and here), which follows a history of US lies regarding wars.

Nov 21 09:25

Obama Allies Want New Tax. Despite the fact that 36 per cent of income tax already goes to national defense

Not content with savaging American taxpayers with two huge new financial burdens during an economic recession, in the form of health care reform and cap and trade, close allies of Barack Obama have proposed a new war surtax that will force Americans to foot the bill for the cost of protecting opium fields in Afghanistan, paying off drug lords, and bribing the Taliban.

Warning that the cost of occupying Afghanistan is a threat to the Democrats’ plan to overhaul health care, lawmakers have announced their plan to make Americans pay an additional war tax that will be taken directly from their income, never mind the fact that around 36 per cent of federal taxes already go to paying for national defense.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would encourage every one of our readers to immediately call their congressional representatives (after they're back from their "Thanksgiving Vacation"), and calmly state that a support for this tax will translate into their never being elected to public office again for the rest of their miserable lives, not even for dog-catcher!

The American people didn't want the war in Afghanistan: it was created to support the following corporate, for-profit agendas:

1. Installing the pipelines to control Eurasian oil.

2. Protecting the drug trade (which the Taliban, incidentally had managed to almost completely obliterate.)

The logical thing for this government to do is to declare victory, come home, and negotiate with whatever government is left standing in Kabul about the pipeline rights.

But, of course, logic and those in power in this country haven't had a good on-going relationship for quite some time now.

Nov 21 06:37

America's Freedom's Contradicted

How many veils have you pierced.

Nov 21 06:34

Wrongfully jailed for 18 years, Fernando Bermudez is now a free man

The 40-year-old emerged from the infamous prison's sliding Gate 18 at 2:10 p.m., breathing in the fall air after spending nearly half his life behind bars for a crime he did not commit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why I cannot support the death penalty.

The Justice System makes mistakes. Prosecutors eager for high conviction rates can go after the wrong suspects. Police eager to keep their jobs will cover-up mistakes and flawed evidence.

If you wrongfully imprison someone, you can always give them back their freedom (if not their youth) but once you wrongfully execute someone, and it has happened, there is no going back.

Until we can give back life to those who have lost it to the state, we should not be in such a hurry to take that life in the first place.

Nov 21 05:58

Hershey lines up $17bn solo bid for Cadbury

The Hershey Trust Company is urging the firm behind the eponymous chocolate bar to move aggressively to seal a deal with the British confectioner, which has been “in play” since Kraft’s initial approach at the end of August.

Until now it had been thought that Hershey would be unable to finance a stand-alone bid, but recent improvements in the debt markets, leading to an increase in the amounts banks are willing to lend, have meant that the chocolate maker could now be able to afford a solo deal.

Nov 20 16:07

"RON PAUL and the Libertarians are RIGHT"

Amy Goodman interviews Robert Scheer. Scheer rants a scholarly tirade about the failure of the Obama administration to address his promises, and how Wall St has hijacked the FED and Treasury

Nov 20 12:20

Obama aggresses, media echoes lie Iran threatens to "wipe Israel off the map." Citizen action?

“Crimes against Peace” is the planning of a War of Aggression. It is illegal under several areas of law wherein all nations bound themselves to prevent the carnage of war: the UN Charter (treaty status), Nuremberg Principles (or London Charter, treaty status), and US military law. US political and media leaders continue war rhetoric to attack Iran, in direct violation of the most important law a nation should uphold (here for encyclopedic background).

This article will provide:

1. The transcript of Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s October 2005 speech that Obama, McCain, Sarah Palin, Vice President Joe Biden, and corporate media contrive as Iran threatens to “wipe Israel off the map.”

Nov 20 10:52

Confusing people 101

Worry: The disease spreads rapidly. Nobody disputes this.

Don't Worry: The rapid spread of the disease gives rise to rumor mongering, finger pointing and conspiracy theories. PFFT. Idiots.

Worry: Post-mortems show black lungs. Hundreds of eye-witness accounts saw low-flying planes spraying unknown substances.

Don't Worry: "The WHO denies this is anything but *ordinary* swine flu...."

Worry: "...but warns that the situation remains critical."

Nov 20 10:27

BILL O'REILLY, THE ZIONISTS & THE "HOLIDAY HASBARA TEAM"

To assist public schools in dealing with the December holidays without favoring one religion over another, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) provides public schools with materials and information on how to keep public recognition of the December holidays constitutionally permissible.

Nov 20 08:07

Pound of Flesh

Meaning:
Something which is owed that is ruthlessly required to be paid back.
Reap what one sows: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head." In modern terms; what goes around comes around, aka you get what you deserve.

Nov 20 07:15

NEW WRH T-SHIRT DESIGN "MY CARBON FOOTPRINT IS BIGGER THAN YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT!"

Nov 20 06:11

The heart-stopping moment a lion calmly padded up to a car on safari... and pulled open the door

With a 300lb lion in the offing, the couple visiting the safari park could at least console themselves that they had the protection of their car.

They watched in glee as the big cat padded up to their white Toyota.

Then fascination turned to terror as the creature calmly took the rear-door handle between its teeth ... and pulled it open.

Nov 20 05:16

Letter to the Busted World

I present this in the ongoing struggle to change the hearts and minds of our warmongering neighbors, knowing full well that cooler heads, sharper minds and more eloquent voices than mine have so far been unable to penetrate the thick skin of willful ignorance. "There are none so blind as those who will not see."
http://tshtf.blogspot.com/2009/11/letter-to-busted-world.html

Nov 19 20:33

AIPAC and 1938 Foreign Agents Registration Act

AIPAC Received Classified US Trade Docs from Israeli Embassy - IRmep November 16, 2009
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A FBI file reveals the Israeli embassy passed stolen classified US government information to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).In 1984 Israel and AIPAC jointly lobbied Congress to secure preferential Israeli access to the US market against widespread American industry opposition.
"Under the 1938 Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) organizations acting as agents of foreign principals in a political capacity in the US must openly declare their relationships to the FARA registration unit of the Counterespionage Section of the U.S. Department of Justice."

Nov 19 18:51

Americans believe Palestinians are the illegal settlers in the West Bank -- a confusion OK with US media

Studies show that many Americans incorrectly believe the Palestinians are the illegal settlers on their own land. See more, including criticism of self-censorship in mainstream media, in a new article at USMediaAndIsrael.com: http://usmediaandisrael.com/?p=353

Nov 19 13:09

URGENT: Federal Reserve Audit Under Attack

TAKE ACTION HERE:
http://bytestyle.tv/node/195

Thank you for your continued efforts!
Shelly

Nov 19 12:15

Record US poverty, hunger. Real unemployment rate: 22%. "Leadership" ignores obvious solution

If a government has useful jobs to do and unemployed workers, the obvious solution is for the government to be the employer of last resort and create fiat currency to pay the workers. The added currency creates higher GDP, negating inflation. Problem solved.

Napoleon did it after ten years of chaos from the French Revolution. Germany did the same after their tragic-comic hyperinflation. In both cases, the two economies quickly became the most successful on the planet. Many of America’s brightest minds have argued for government-created currency, including Benjamin Franklin citing direct experience with the prosperity of the Pennsylvania colony with almost zero taxes. Government-created money can be used to directly pay for government goods and services rather than taxes.

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